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New Zealand Racing preparing for return post lockdown

The administrative body for the thoroughbred code, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, are preparing for a return to racing once the alert level-4 restrictions of Covid-19 are repealed.

Wellwood pleased with successful season to date - NZ Racing Desk

A week into Covid-19 lockdown, Robert Wellwood, who trains in partnership with Roger James, is pleased when reflecting on the success of the stable this season.

Ransley goes virtual in carsales ARG eSport Cup

Up and coming Christchurch racer Jaden Ransley has secured a late seat in the Kiwi based Track Tec Racing TCR team to compete in the forthcoming carsales ARG eSport Cup, and will race a virtual TCR Audi in a high quality field.

Group One winner retired to stud

Brutal, a New Zealand-bred son of O’Reilly, has been retired and will stand at Newgate Farm in Australia this spring.

A winner at two, the Team Hawkes-trained entire went on to win five of his 10 starts including last year’s Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m).

Richards confident Belle can join Doncaster elite

Matamata trainer Jamie Richards is confident his star mare Melody Belle is ready to run the race of her life in Saturday’s Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m), with the ten-time Group One winner set to carry the top-weight of 57kgs in one of Australia’s most iconic handicaps.

Melody Belle usurped as Doncaster favourite

Champion Kiwi mare Melody Belle has been replaced as favourite in an open market for the Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) which has attracted a capacity field.

Pitman calls for penalty free racing - NZ Racing Desk

There is an air of uncertainty as to when racing will return to New Zealand tracks as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, leading South Island trainer Michael Pitman has a clear picture of what it should look like upon its return.

Paralympics NZ move forward as new date set for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will now take place from 24 August to 5 September 2021.

JMac dominating ‘eerie’ Sydney Racing scene

James McDonald is a man at the top of his game.

The 28-year-old jockey has long been regarded as one of the best in his field, but his dominance of the cut-throat Sydney racing scene in recent weeks has seen his status elevate again.

NZOC pleased with new dates for Tokyo 2020

New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith is pleased dates for the Tokyo Olympic Games have been confirmed.

"Our athletes have consistently told us they are able and willing to adapt, but certainty is key. Now they have this," Smith said.