A harness racing trainer injected a horse with vodka and then tubed it on the morning of the biggest trotting day of the year as he felt “behind the eight ball”, and just wanted to do his best.
When Canterbury trainer Greg Manson’s horses step out onto the race track they carry with them a very special tribute to a mate who fought for better cancer care in NZ.
An apprentice jockey has been charged with careless riding as a result of a probe into a race late last year that resulted in the death of apprentice Megan Taylor.
Canterbury jockey Samantha Wynne says there is one small personal mercy in the aftermath of the horror race fall that claimed the life of her friend Megan Taylor two weeks ago.
A young jockey killed in a fall in Canterbury yesterday has been described as a “lovely, smiley young lady without an enemy in the world.”
Two men have been charged after allegedly administering a prohibited substance to a horse on the morning of Cup Day.
Those who attended Riccarton Racecourse on Saturday have been offered the chance to claim a full refund on their tickets after the event was postponed, due to flooding.
One of New Zealand’s biggest race meetings of the season has been abandoned at Riccarton today because of safety concerns after a horse slipped in the third race.
A leading horse racing administrator has downplayed the "really odd" comments he made to a female harness racing driver at the Kaikoura Cup carnival.
Addington Raceway was back to full-strength crowds yesterday, with thousands flocking through the gates for the 2022 IRT Trotting Cup.
A horse has been scratched from the biggest trotting day of the year amid allegations it has been administered a prohibited substance.
Bars and restaurants in Christchurch are preparing for a bumper few days as Cup and Show Week gets under way.
There's only one sleep to go until the IRT NZ Cup at Addington and tickets can still be snapped up by those wanting to be part of the action.
Woodend Beach harness racing trainer Nina Hope is grateful the northwesterly wind was blasting her home when fire swept through Tuhaitara Coastal Park this week.
Here is everything you need to know to place a casual punt or simply cheer on the Kiwi horses during this afternoon’s Melbourne Cup.