NZ Racing Hall of Fame News

Dec 22, 2018 John Costello – Our Patron John or Coz to his many friends sadly passed away this week. Coz was a doyen among NZ journalists and we were lucky that horse racing was his passion. Coz was the…
Sep 2, 2018 This tribute to new 2018 inductee "O'Reilly" was read out as part of the Inductee ceremony. Sir Tony O'Reilly is a world famous Irishman who first visited NZ in 1959 as part of the…
Apr 16, 2018 It is always pleasing to receive compliments about our induction events and we received the following communications about our February 2018 induction dinner: Chris Waller – Inductee …
Mar 11, 2018 When you get Noel Harris and Murray Baker in the same room you know there is always going to be plenty of laughter reminiscing their entwined moments in racing. That was the case at this year’s…
Feb 20, 2018 The NZ Racing Hall of Fame recognises notable achievements and one of its biggest supporters, Haunui Farm, is busy creating its own. Haunui Farm is truly one of the proven stayers in the stud ranks…
Feb 7, 2018 Success in a lifetime is built around achievements and for Gerald Fell one of his proudest accomplishments will be on show again on Friday evening in Hamilton. Fell (77) was one of the small group of…
Feb 6, 2018 The NZ Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that it will be auctioning 2018 services to three quality stallions by way of silent auction at its induction dinner on Friday 9th February, namely Swiss…
Jan 23, 2018 The NZ Racing Hall of Fame will be inducting nine new inductees on Friday 9th February in Hamilton. The NZ Racing Hall of Fame is a registered charity and as such raises its funds from donations and…
Jan 18, 2018 It will be another walk down memory lane for John Kenny when he attends next month’s NZ Racing Hall of Fame function in Hamilton. The NZ Racing Hall of Fame inductee dinner is always a time of…
Jan 8, 2018 The NZ Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the following nine new inductees to the NZ Racing Hall of Fame. The inductees will be officially inducted at a gala dinner to be held at Sky City in…
Jan 3, 2018 The NZ Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that it has chosen Guy Heveldt from TVNZ Sports News as the 2018 Leishman Media Racing Awareness Awardee. In announcing the winner Chairman Chris Luoni…
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Industry News

Mar 20, 2019 Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow was pleased with the runner-up performance of lightly-raced three-year-old Beyond The Fort in last Saturday’s Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m).  At just her third…
Mar 20, 2019 There has been a change of plans for Group One winner Consensus. The Stephen McKee-trained runner was set to head to Sydney to line-up in the Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday, but the…
Mar 20, 2019 Dylan Mo heads into Wednesday’s eight-race card at Happy Valley only one win away from his 70th career success and the 25 year old is upbeat about his chances of notching that apprenticeship-ending…
Mar 20, 2019 Beauty Generation appeared to be in fine fettle at Sha Tin on Tuesday morning galloping with his usual impressive rhythm through a 1000-metre barrier trial. “He’s doing it all so easily at…
Mar 19, 2019 Fresh from preparing a Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner last Saturday with Sentimental Miss, Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta has further classic success in mind with smart three-year-old gelding Platinum…
Mar 19, 2019 Hawke’s Bay trainer John Bary was pleased with Vinne’s Volley’s fifth-placing in the Listed Lightning Handicap (1200m) at Trentham on Saturday and he is hoping she can gain some black-type…
Mar 19, 2019 His escape from a lead pony at trackwork brought Heir To The Throne's preparation for autumn feature races to a premature end. After the mishap at Caulfield, trainer Henry Dwyer backed off on the half-brother…
Mar 19, 2019 The Gr.1 Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) Day at Te Aroha on April 6 represents the perfect opportunity for members of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association…
Mar 19, 2019 Exciting four-year-old Rondinella will not head to Sydney to take her place in the Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) on Saturday, but a trip across the Tasman still remains on the cards for the Roger James and…
Mar 19, 2019 Multiple Group One winning New Zealand mare Danzdanzdance has arrived in Sydney for a tilt at Saturday’s Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and although the dismal weather forecast has many connections…
Mar 19, 2019 Waipukurau-based Steve and Kirsty Lawrence found themselves on the big stage again over the weekend when gavelhouse.com New Zealand purchase Pep Torque notched up his fourth career win in the $30,000 Hardy…
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