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Tony Allan hits the 1000 mark

Tony Allan’s long wait for a milestone victory has come to an end.

The Melbourne Cup-winning jockey’s comeback to riding this year was crowned at Te Aroha on Wednesday when he rode the 1000th New Zealand winner of his career.

Fursdon aiming for Group One glory

Matamata trainer Karen Fursdon is hoping to cap off a great week when she lines up Le Sablier in the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham on Saturday.

Trainer eyeing Sydney treasures

Tony Pike’s focus with Treasure has turned to Australia after a foot abscess forced the filly’s withdrawal from Saturday’s Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham.

Fresh faces for Central Stags

Two up-and-coming Nelson cricketers are in line to make their Central Stags and first-class debut tomorrow when the Stags begin their key clash against the Wellington Firebirds at the Basin Reserve in round eight of 10 in the national Plunket Shield.

Bosson booked for Sydney stint

Emily Bosson’s fame has spread with Australia’s Channel Seven tapping into the Trackside personality’s broadcasting skills.

She will be part of their coverage of the upcoming Sydney autumn carnival at Royal Randwick.

New Zealand raises $19,000 for Team Teal

Harness Racing New Zealand are thrilled to annouce that we have raised $19,000 for the Teal Pants Campaign. The campaign which started on February 1 and finished on March 12 was run for the first time in New Zealand this year and we are extremely happy with the results.

Fresh mare aiming for the top

Lucyinrio opens a Group One preparation on Saturday following a luckless two-start Melbourne campaign in the spring.

The stakes-performed mare makes her first appearance for four months when she tackles the Listed Te Akau Racing Lightning Handicap (1200m).

Trainers' focus on Te Aroha feature again

Ken and Bev Kelso are hoping for another victory in the country’s premier Group One event for fillies and mares, but this time a different route has been forced on them.

Aces shuffle the deck for Canterbury

A reshuffled Auckland Aces head down to Christchurch today as they prepare to take on Canterbury in Round Eight of the Plunket Shield at Mainpower Oval, Rangiora.

Shooting champion Russia bound for sports volunteering

Despite being a newly-crowned national clay target shooting champion, Lincoln University sports scholar Kristy Havill’s love of volunteering is what has earned her a trip to Russia.