Grande Vue Ace was bred for one purpose only - to chase a lure. But in only her second race, she failed.
A trainer and her horse have been banned from racing after methamphetamine was found in both their systems after a successful race.
A Racing Integrity Board hearing into allegations of animal cruelty by a leading Canterbury thoroughbred horse trainer is underway.
A legal argument governing the ability to seek prosecutions related to a police investigation into alleged corruption and drug use in harness racing may go to the High Court.
Kiwi Olympic equestrian champion Sir Mark Todd has been handed a suspension by the British Horseracing Authority after a video emerged showing him striking a horse with a branch.
Delight turned to despair for Canterbury trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman when their champion horse had to be euthanised at the Gore Racing Club’s meeting on Saturday.
The traditional family-friendly harness racing meeting at Motukarara on Banks Peninsula will go ahead on December 29.
An assistant starter at Addington Raceway is awaiting possible sanctions after being charged with betting on races during New Zealand Trotting Cup Day last month.
Family and friends watched on in Oamaru on Wednesday as Matthew Williamson joined an elite group of reinsmen to have won 1000 races in NZ.
A race day official is under investigation by the Racing Integrity Board for betting on races during Cup Week’s focal point at Addington.
Court proceedings involving a high-profile Canterbury harness racing figure caught up in a major police probe into corruption and drug use in the industry has been delayed again.
Canterbury horse racing's biggest week of the year has kicked off today without the usual crowd of 20,000.
New Zealand-bred horse Verry Elleegant has won the Melbourne Cup at Flemington, storming home in the final straight to win by three-and-a-half lengths.
The New Zealand Cup Meeting at Riccarton Park will go ahead with a limited number of people this year.
For the first time in its 117-year history Addington Cup Week will not be open to the public, organisers confirmed this morning.
Kaikoura’s hugely popular annual festive horse racing meeting could be moved to Addington if the Covid-19 alert levels don’t drop.
Covid-19 restrictions may mean Canterbury horse racing's biggest week of the year could be closed to most punters for the first time in 117 years.
A controversial plan to build a greyhound racing track at QE II Park in Christchurch has been rejected.
The harness racing industry is mourning exceptional horseman and administrator, Denis Nyhan, who died in Christchurch Hospital last week.