Majestic Man was crowned Otago Horse Of The Year on Saturday night following his breakout season in the open trotting ranks.
The future of jumps racing in the South Island will be assessed in the coming months.
Chase Auckland announced himself as a New Zealand Cup contender when he sprinted to victory in the New Brighton Cup at Addington last night.
Some Bart Cummings therapy helped Riverton galloper Lochan Ora win the South Otago Cup at Wingatui yesterday.
The news for the connections of Spankem's big-race rivals is all bad ahead of the pacer's first race of the season at Addington tonight.
As a collective, the New Zealand racing industry sits back and admires how the Australians do it - on the track, off the track and in their pubs and TABs.
Gore trainer Ellis Winsloe hopes treading the same path can help Irish Excuse win consecutive South Otago Cups today.
Dunedin's tiny band of harness racing trainers has been boosted by the arrival of Chris Butt.
Gore galloper Nomen Ludi completed his rise through the grades by winning Saturday's open 1600m event at Riccarton.
Injured star Jackfrost was crowned champion jumper at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Awards in Auckland last night.
A smart drive from Nathan Williamson enabled Franco Santino to hand Southland sensation U May Cullect his first defeat at Winton yesterday.
The task Southland sensation U May Cullect faces in his first step towards the New Zealand Cup at Winton tomorrow would be daunting for any ordinary horse.
Quality spring racing begins tomorrow in the South Island when a talented field of open handicappers do battle over 1000m at Riccarton Park.
Junior driver Ben Hope will have notched a career highlight before the tapes fly for a star-studded line-up of trotters at Addington tonight.
The sun shining down on Forbury Park as cars filled the car park to capacity was a beautiful sight last weekend.
Oamaru reinswoman Charlotte Purvis is eyeing a return to race driving in the coming weeks.
Trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have chosen Oamaru as the starting point for Miracle Mile winner Spankem's New Zealand Cup campaign.
Trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have chosen Oamaru as the starting point for Miracle Mile winner Spankem’s New Zealand Cup campaign.
Despite being shut for racing, the Waimate racecourse is still producing winners.
Exciting 3yr-old Spirit Of St Louis faces a stern test early in his career at Forbury Park tomorrow.