Jamie Richards considers that eight months spent overseas at thoroughbred studs on a Sunline International Management scholarship has created opportunities for him at an international level.
Tayler Strong has resigned as racing editor of the Otago Daily Times after 37 years in the job. He looks back over his time in the role.
Auckland Reactor, who is back starting in the unruly position, has the chance to regain winning form in the Louisson Handicap at Addington tonight.
Elusive Chick, the capable 3yr-old filly of last season, indicated she was forward to resume racing with a trial win at Addington yesterday.
James McDonald, now based in Sydney, is back in New Zealand to ride Blood Brotha in the New Zealand Cup and Pure Elegance in the New Zealand One Thousand Guineas on November 17.
Pure Power will make a late bid for inclusion in the field for the $600,000 New Zealand Trotting Cup when he contests the Louisson Handicap at Addington on Friday night.
Sushi Sushi boosted his chance for the New Zealand Cup when he won the Kaikoura Cup in race record time yesterday.
Opie Bosson has settled on Neo as his mount in the NZ Two Thousand Guineas at Riccarton on Saturday week in a bid to win the race for a fifth time.
Milo is in an $8000 rating 85 1200m race at Washdyke today as a lead-up to the Stewards' Handicap at the New Zealand Cup meeting.
Highview Tommy could improve on minor placings in the past two Kaikoura Cups with a win in the $50,000 feature at South Bay racecourse today.
Inferno is back on the track where she has won two Canterbury Gold Cups - in the North Canterbury Cup at Riccarton tomorrow.
Danz A Rook is handicapped to repeat her win of last year in the Wyndham Cup at Wyndham today.
Gold Ace has a badly bruised foot and the speed of his recovery will determine whether he starts in the New Zealand Trotting Cup on November 13.
Peter Ferguson, who has been away from race driving for three months, resumes at the Manawatu meeting tonight.
Terror To Love has shortened to a $2.40 favourite for the $600,000 New Zealand Trotting Cup on November 13 after his comprehensive win in the Ashburton Flying Stakes yesterday.
The Fiery Ginga worked brilliantly at Forbury Park on Saturday morning in preparation for the Ashburton Trotters' Mile today.
The 3yr-old filly Adore Me set a track record of 2.01.8 (a 1.55.6 mile rate), for 1700m (mobile) when she eclipsed the opposition in a heat of the Sires' Stakes Fillies Championship at Forbury Park yesterday.
River Black will break fresh ground if he can win the Tuapeka Cup for the second time at Forbury Park tomorrow.
Our Genes, who began racing seven years ago, recorded win number 22 from 135 starts when he was successful in the Ashburton Cup as a 10yr-old yesterday.
Mark Jones has the drive on Classiesistar at Addington tonight with a view to the Sires' Stakes series.