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Tall Ferns captaincy passed from one sister to another

The Sky Sport Tall Ferns head into the upcoming Olympic Qualifying Tournament against China, South Korea and the Philippines with one of their youngest-ever captains - Kalani Purcell.

Matriarch distance ideal for mare Rondinella

Group One performer Rondinella will attempt to record her first stakes victory at Flemington on Saturday when she contests the Gr.2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m).

Draw construction begins for 2020 Mitre 10 Cup

The first steps in shaping the draw for the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup are underway with the 14 Provincial Unions making their selections for crossover matches between the Premiership and Championship divisions this week.

Well-related gelding scores on debut

Regally bred gelding Shenanigans has a long way to go to reach the heights of several of his siblings, but he made a promising start to his racing career at Avondale on Tuesday, winning the Westbrook Wines 1400.

Hay set for personal pre-tour

The All Whites don’t take the field until just over a week for their first match of the November window but the tour has already begun for coach Danny Hay, who jetted off today to begin his preparations.

More games at home for Pulse in 2020

Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse will have an increased presence at home next season following changes to the ANZ Premiership netball draw for 2020.

NZ darling of the turf to tackle Mackinnon

Jamie Richards has been on the ride of his life in Australia this spring and the young Matamata trainer is hoping New Zealand’s darling of the turf, Melody Belle, can cap it off in style at Flemington on Saturday.

Faultless preparation for Guineas favourite

Star three-year-old Catalyst has arrived in Christchurch and is expected to make a one-act affair of Saturday’s Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton.

Heartland XV make changes ahead of second match

New Zealand Heartland XV Coach Mark Rutene has made ten changes to the starting lineup ahead of the teams first of two matches against the Vanua XV tonight.

Christchurch speed skater named to NZ Team for Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Ethan de Rose was studying for his year 13 exams when he got a message from his mum, saying he’d been selected for the New Zealand Winter Youth Olympic Games team.