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A great way to celebrate 80 years

A great way to celebrate 80 years

By Dennis Ryan

Birthdays are a time for celebration as well as a chance to contemplate what would be adequate to mark the event.Last weekend Garry Chittick was ...

 
Stephen Gray back where he belongs

Stephen Gray back where he belongs

By Dennis Ryan

It’s been a tough road for Stephen Gray over recent times as Singapore racing has gone from racing powerhouse to closure in October, but now he’s ...

 
Cambridge Stud shuttles making headlines in both hemispheres

Cambridge Stud shuttles making headlines in both hemispheres

By Dennis Ryan

A quick-fire double in France by first-crop Hello Youmzain two-year-olds and further big wins by progeny of Almanzor in New Zealand and Australia ...

 
Hashizume takes family time after breakout season

Hashizume takes family time after breakout season

By Dennis Ryan

Despite a run of form that has catapulted him into the top 10 on the jockeys’ premiership, Masa Hashizume has opted to take time out from his ...

 
Westbury stallions poised for Queensland Carnival impact

Westbury stallions poised for Queensland Carnival impact

By Richard Edmunds

The team at Westbury Stud is counting down to an exciting Queensland Winter Carnival for its well-performed stallions, whose service fees have been ...

 
English classic winner descended from Kiwi champion

English classic winner descended from Kiwi champion

By Dennis Ryan

More than four decades have passed since champion racemare La Mer graced the New Zealand turf, however her influence continues across the racing ...

 
Well-named filly a new star in Maclachlans’ long-running family

Well-named filly a new star in Maclachlans’ long-running family

By Richard Edmunds

A thoroughbred family four generations in the making produced a brilliant black-type victory at Te Rapa on Saturday with I’munstoppable.The ...

 
Reflections on one of racing’s greatest

Reflections on one of racing’s greatest

By Dennis Ryan

Even with the many accolades that someone might have showered upon during life on this planet, it’s only when they have passed away that the ...

 
Reminiscing with Gary Willetts

Reminiscing with Gary Willetts

By Dennis Ryan

One of the best things about being immersed in racing is the friendships you make and the experiences that become part of it.A recent reminder came ...

 
Faulkner adds Canterbury Gold Cup to her broad racing reach

Faulkner adds Canterbury Gold Cup to her broad racing reach

By Michelle Saba

As a 16-year-old a love of horses enticed popular Timaru horsewoman Stephanie Faulkner into the racing game. That was 37 years ago, and that love she ...