Phil Williamson will be putting in the kilometres down and up the South Island this weekend, but it is worth it when he has good chances in both Southland and Canterbury.
Central Districts jockey Darryl Bradley is happy to be playing the role of pinch-hitter off the bench for Michael and Matthew Pitman’s team at Riccarton tomorrow.
Racing Matters was sitting back, listening to some sweet 1980s tunes on Youtube last Friday night when a tweet from racing broadcaster Jason Tan mentioned Tom Wood was calling the next race at Kranji.
A jumpout in two weeks' time will decide whether a Terry Kennedy-trained 2yr-old heads to Riccarton next month.
The New Zealand Trotting Cup and Dominion Trot rankings were updated on Tuesday following last Friday's New Brighton Cup.
A Pure Champion filly surveyed her surroundings on a damp day at Willow Glen Stud.
Punters waiting for the second Tuesday in November to come around will be replaying last night’s New Brighton Cup at Addington a lot — but not necessarily to look at the winner.
It's is a case of ``the firmer the better'' for classy mare Coulee as she starts her 2016-17 season at Gore today.
The staying ranks in New Zealand are taking a hammering.
Three codes, 40 years and millions of words.
New Years Jay will start off her new career in the best possible way - by going to the best stallion in the business, Bettor's Delight.
Further X-rays later this week will hopefully determine the extent of the injury to Franco Ledger's right foreleg after X-rays yesterday proved inconclusive.
"It's the most fun you can have with your clothes on."
Much has happened in the past two years for Franco Nelson — soundness issues, stable changes and a massive fresh-up performance in the 2015 New Zealand Cup.
High Forty’s heroics over the high obstacles last winter earned him horse of the year honours at the Otago Racing Club’s 2015-16 awards handed out at Wingatui yesterday.
Franco Nelson’s first 2600m in last week’s Maurice Holmes Vase was good — but it was his effort after the line which impressed his driver even more.
Look out for the Wynne-Pitman combination over the spring — it is already proving to be potent.
Toni Direen hopes to farewell Wingatui in style today as she eyes a new job in Australia.
Hats off to all involved in coming up with a common-sense decision about the alcohol aspect of the Central Otago Trotting Club’s meeting on January 2.
Sheemon's trainer, Kevin Townley, will just need to listen to the sectional times during tonight’s Ordeal Cup to figure out if his trotting star has a chance of winning.