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Magical opening to Riccarton meeting

A typically patient ride from the evergreen Chris Johnson paved the way for local runner Yannick to take out the opening event at Riccarton on Saturday as racing returned to the South Island for the first time since the easing of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

Three years on, not long to go

26th of June in Bermuda and the 27th of June in New Zealand, no matter what year, will always be a day of reflection of winning the 35th America’s Cup for many kiwis.

Gallagher Chiefs prepared for Crusaders challenge

Gallagher Chiefs captain Sam Cane returns from injury Mitchell Brown and Mitchell Karpik return from injury Brad Weber to start in 80th Gallagher Chiefs cap

Tactix defeat Magic 45-36 in Auckland

After a tight opening, The Good Oil Tactix produced a storming second half to open Round 3 with a convincing 45-36 win over Splice Construction Magic at the Auckland Netball Centre on Friday.

The Inside Word - Crusaders team named to face the Chiefs at home

The Crusaders return to Orangetheory Stadium this weekend for the first time since March, and Head Coach Scott Robertson has named an unchanged line up to take on the Chiefs on Sunday afternoon.

Last chance saloon for Humidor

Three-time Group One winner Humidor has been put on notice by trainer Lindsey Smith heading into Saturday’s Gr.3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont.

Golf: "Can’t Play Blades"

“I can’t play a blade,” (Kevin) Na says. “It’s too difficult, and I’m a pro golfer. I think a blade goes shorter. Off-center hits aren’t going to perform as well as cavity-backs. I don’t see a reason why you’d want to play a blade.

Racing New Zealand welcomes RITA’s funding announcement

Racing New Zealand has welcomed today’s announcement from the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) that the funding for 2020-21 will remain at $139.6m, the same level budgeted for the 2019/20 season.

Racing Code funding confirmed for 2020-21

The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) today advised New Zealand racing codes of forecasted funding in 2020/21 of $139.6m which is the same level as was budgeted for the 2019/2020 season before the impacts of COVID-19.

Mighty performance from Kiwi newcomer in Korea - NZ Racing Desk

Globe-trotting jockey Alan Munro partnered two-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding Mighty New to an impressive Class 4 victory in a 1200m race at Seoul last weekend, which may pave the way for further Kiwi exports to South Korea.