New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame News

Mar 2, 2016 Of all the many accolades Lance O'Sullivan has received over the years, he rates his induction to the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame as the most humbling. Last Thursday (18th February) at the annual…
Mar 2, 2016 Steven Spielberg’s epic film “War Horse” has thrown the spotlight on the military service of horses. More than 10,000 NZ horses were sent overseas during the First World War, and prior…
Mar 2, 2016 By Wally O’Hearn Waikato horses and men were to the fore at last night’s NZ Racing Hall Of Fame gala dinner at the Skycity Hamilton. Four horses and five people were the latest inductees…
Feb 10, 2016 A framed limited edition print of hall of fame racehorse Bonecrusher along with a set of shoes worn by him will be auctioned at the NZ Racing Hall of Fame inductee gala dinner to be held at Skycity Hamilton…
Feb 6, 2016 An award set up by the New Zealand Racing Hall Of Fame in honour of the late Phillip Leishman is achieving its goal. The Phillip Leishman Media Award was established two years ago to improve the awareness…
Feb 2, 2016 A quartet of New Zealand Racing Hall Of Fame trainers should be considered for induction into the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame. That’s the opinion of Chris Luoni, Chairman of the Board of NZRHOF,…
Jan 25, 2016 The Sixth Induction Dinner will be held at the SKYCITY Hamilton event centre on Friday February 12th 2016 on the eve of the Waikato Racing Club's International raceday. The last Induction Dinner was…
Dec 15, 2014 died 5 November 2014   THIS TRIBUTE WAS WRITTEN BY MARK CHITTY – DIRECTOR OF NZ RACING HALL OF FAME AND WE THANK HIM FOR ALLOWING US TO REPRODUCE IT.  Dr Don McLaren has been…
Oct 23, 2014 The NZ Racing Hall of Fame Board has recognized that many mainstream media journalists do not have an awareness of the NZ racing and breeding industries so at the 2014 Induction dinner it announced the…
Apr 4, 2014 The New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame has gained international recognition through receiving an invitation to present its successful format to the Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong next month. NZRHF…
Feb 17, 2014 Five of our famous thoroughbreds, one whose career has just ended, two from the recent past and two whose deeds come from the pages of history rather than living memory, joined the illustrious roll call…
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Industry News

Mar 24, 2017 Hong Kong apprentice jockey Kei Chiong, who was formerly apprenticed to Matamata trainer Graham Richardson and then New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock, was presented with the People's Choice Award at…
Mar 24, 2017 A pair of debutants cleared out from their more experienced race day rivals to finish 1-2 in the NZB Insurance Pearl Series 2YO (1200m) at Avondale on Friday. Bostonian, a son of Jimmy Choux out of…
Mar 24, 2017 Harlow Gold has threatened to win a big race this season and her time to shine could come in the Group One Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill. The VRC Oaks runner-up from the spring steps up to 2000m for…
Mar 24, 2017 Donna Logan has no doubt that her impressive debut winner Qiji Phoenix can make his mark in stakes company. "He's a really nice horse and we were looking at the Sires' Produce at Awapuni, but it would…
Mar 24, 2017 Promising South Island three-year-old Cobblertothestars will not be seen in action again until next season. The lightly raced son of Jimmy Choux had shown trainer Les Didham enough to encourage him to…
Mar 24, 2017 David and Emma Haworth fancy the chances of Balham at Tauherenikau on Sunday. The father and daughter training combination expect the Don Eduardo six-year-old to be hard to roll in the Kuripuni Sports…
Mar 24, 2017 Former champion jumps jockey Mathew Gillies will be a notable absentee from this winter's action. The 31-year-old, who won the premiership in 2013-14, will be side-lined after undergoing knee surgery.…
Mar 24, 2017 The timing of Saturday's Gr.3 Valachi Downs South Island Breeders' Stakes might not be perfect for Fairlight, but her trainer Les Didham is willing to roll the dice. "It is probably early days to be running…
Mar 24, 2017 There's little doubt for Matamata trainer Graham Richardson that Tiptronic will be a far superior racehorse as a four-year-old when he strengthens and matures and irons out the chinks in his armour. But…
Mar 24, 2017 John Size is taking aim at a new target. On Saturday, the trainer’s talented five-year-old Amazing Kids (NZ) (Falkirk) will become his first starter in Dubai, in the G1 Al Quoz Sprint. It is an…
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Waikato’s dominance at 6th Hall Of Fame Induction Event By Wally O’Hearn