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

May 25, 2017 The Gr.3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday has attracted a bumper field of Queensland Derby hopefuls and talented local Order Again (NZ) (Iffraaj) will be aiming to take full benefit…
May 25, 2017 Country trainer Andrew Dale is weighing up options for his last-start winner Lautaro. After scratching the stayer from the Listed McKell Cup at Randwick on Saturday, Dale has several other choices. …
May 25, 2017 Donna Logan has described Qiji Phoenix as the real deal ahead of his Australian debut but says she is unsure how her unbeaten juvenile will handle Eagle Farm's track on Saturday. Qiji Phoenix is considered…
May 25, 2017 Having grown up in the country, trainer Symon Wilde well remembers the older style of training horses. Wilde prepares Gold Medals who runs in the Australian Steeplechase (3400m) at Sandown on Saturday,…
May 25, 2017 Trail Blazer's eye-catching debut performance has earned her a much earlier than anticipated shot at black type. "I didn't expect to come away from a two-year-old race at Waipa thinking she would be…
May 25, 2017 Impressive last-start winner So Far Sokool will have one last start for Byerley Park trainers Peter and Dawn Williams before heading to Victoria. The two-year-old Showcasing filly will line-up in the…
May 25, 2017 Flying Fred remains in contention for a cheeky tilt at the Gr.1 Queensland Derby after he went within a whisker of claiming an Australian win last Sunday. The Evan and JJ Rayner-trained Fully Fledged…
May 25, 2017 Impressive last-start Gr.3 Cambridge Breeders' Stakes winner Sweet Leader may have run his last race in New Zealand. "He was turned out after Te Rapa, but I understand he's been vetted to go up to Hong…
May 25, 2017 A persistent wind issue has forced the retirement of the 2015 Karaka Million winner Hardline. Trainer Liam Birchley called time after the four-year-old suffered a trapped epiglottis for a third time.…
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Waikato’s dominance at 6th Hall Of Fame Induction Event By Wally O’Hearn