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Simply Fabulous set for racing debut at Te Rapa

After a long journey that has spanned three countries, Simply Fabulous is set to kick off his racing career at Te Rapa on Saturday.

The Danica Guy-trained gelding will line up in the Happy 60th Birthday Andy (1400m), with Michael Coleman to ride from gate nine.

Walker chasing Derby win with Savabeel gelding

Trainer Mark Walker is confident four-year-old Savabeel gelding Sacred Croix (NZ) can provide him with an elusive Derby victory.

Glenn Sutton becomes first Kiwi to complete three Badwater 135 races

Dunedin ultra-endurance runner Glenn Sutton becomes the first Kiwi to complete three Badwater 135 races through Death Valley, California, considered to be "the toughest footrace on Earth".

All Blacks team named for Test against Argentina

The All Blacks team has been named to play Argentina in the Investec Rugby Championship Test at Jose Amalfitani Stadium (Estadio Velez Sarsfield) in Buenos Aires on Saturday 20 July. (Kick-off: 3.05PM, 6.05AM, Sunday 21 July NZT).

Waitakere 1 crowned Netball NZ U17 Champions

A passionate home crowd has spurred Waitakere 1 on to its first Netball NZ U17 Champs title in almost 10 years.

Waitakere 1 beat Manawatu Green 46-34 at Netball Waitakere headquarters in Auckland on Thursday.

Winning double for Matamata debutants

The Matamata training partnership of Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard secured an early double with a pair of debutants at Hastings on Saturday.

Redwood filly Petrachor was the first on the board for Ballymore Stables, winning the Carrfields Primary Wool/Carrfields Livestock 1200.

First winner for Atlante

The ill-fated Atlante sired his first winner at Hastings on Thursday when Callsign Mav took out the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (800m).

"It was good to get it done, he is still quite green. Once he changed legs with 100m to go he did it nicely," trainer John Bary said.

New partnership provides welcome boost to women’s and Maori rugby

Women’s and Māori rugby receives boost after Downer signs new partnership with New Zealand Rugby for the 2019/2020 rugby season.

Tall Ferns fall to Japan ahead of William Jones Cup defence

Ahead of the William Jones Cup in Taiwan, beginning 24 July, the Tall Ferns are training in Japan. The eight day camp also includes three warm-up games and the first of those was played last night.

Payne bolsters Kiwi kart squad at Aussie Champs round this weekend

Reigning New Zealand KZ2 class champion Matthew Payne has joined series regulars Ryan Wood and Liam Sceats at Emerald in Queensland’s Central Highlands this week to contest the fourth round of this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge (AKC) over the weekend.<