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Fireworks aplenty in inaugural NZB Kiwi slot auction

Fireworks aplenty in inaugural NZB Kiwi slot auction

There was no shortage of fireworks in the Karaka sale-ring on Tuesday evening at the inaugural NZB Kiwi slot auction, with all nine lots on offer far ...

 
Lisa Chittick honoured with fitting result

Lisa Chittick honoured with fitting result

By Dennis Ryan

For so many members of the local community, Matamata Breeders’ Stakes Day is the highlight on the annual calendar in the racing-embossed eastern ...

 
Champion Swedish jockey adds to international talent pool

Champion Swedish jockey adds to international talent pool

By Dennis Ryan

New Zealand jockey ranks continue to expand internationally, with the latest addition champion Swedish rider Per-Anders Graberg, who rode his first ...

 
Interest in The NZB Kiwi heats up ahead of slot auction

Interest in The NZB Kiwi heats up ahead of slot auction

By Cameron Rodger - GM – Entain Australia & NZ

When The NZB Kiwi was announced on 22 January as the headline attraction of a revamped summer calendar for 2025, the excitement about the Southern ...

 
Rich Hill roll continues into summer

Rich Hill roll continues into summer

By Michelle Saba

It’s been an exciting mid-summer period for the team at Rich Hill Stud, initially with the reception afforded their stallions at the Karaka sales ...

 
Group ownership the common thread with three classy Te Rapa winners

Group ownership the common thread with three classy Te Rapa winners

By Dennis Ryan

Their obvious class accepted, the other common thread joining Saturday’s Te Rapa feature winners together is that all three are raced by multiple ...

 
Late flourish raises Karaka Book 2 to complement successful Book 1

Late flourish raises Karaka Book 2 to complement successful Book 1

By Dennis Ryan

After the best Book 1 National Yearling Sale results in years, stage two of Karaka 2024 was unable to capitalise on that momentum but at least was ...

 
Oaks candidate Khanshe certainly can

Oaks candidate Khanshe certainly can

By Michelle Saba

The old adage that good horses can come from anywhere certainly applies to last Saturday’s Listed Grangewilliam Stud Oaks Prelude winner Khanshe ...

 
Hallmark record captures hearts at Karaka 2024

Hallmark record captures hearts at Karaka 2024

By Dennis Ryan

Every year as we reflect on the annual National Yearling Sale, there’s no shortage of stories that sum up all that goes into selling and buying the ...

 
Cambridge claims Karaka Millions honours

Cambridge claims Karaka Millions honours

By Dennis Ryan

Cambridge trainers – and one of the Waikato town’s very own in the jockey ranks – were the emphatic winners of two of New Zealand’s most ...