NZ Racing Hall of Fame News

Jul 3, 2019 Chris Luoni, the driving force behind the establishment of the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame, is stepping down as Chairman after serving seven years in the post but will continue as a director. “Chris…
Apr 15, 2019 A Hamilton retirement village has been named after New Zealand’s most famous female jockey, Linda Jones MBE. The name of Ryman Healthcare’s new retirement village on River Road in Hamilton…
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…
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Industry News

Jul 22, 2019 Odds-on favourite On Line did not let his backers down after he posted a convincing win courtesy of another textbook ride from champion jockey Vlad Duric on Sunday. The O’Reilly three-year-old was…
Jul 22, 2019 It’s been a long time between drinks for talented apprentice jockey Amirul Ismadi, and the thirst quencher could not have come on a more auspicious occasion than Singapore Derby day. The brakes…
Jul 21, 2019 Danielle Johnson made the best possible return to raceday riding after an injury enforced nine-month break away from the track when she guided talented three-year-old Bobby Dazzler to victory at New Plymouth…
Jul 21, 2019 Despite constant speculation over the past few months, Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is adamant he is no closer to confirming whether he will establish a satellite stable in Australia next season or not.…
Jul 21, 2019 Trainer Graeme Rogerson believes his talented galloper More Wonder is ready for a break-out season in 2019/20. The Mossman gelding won twice during his three-year-old campaign but looked unlucky not to…
Jul 21, 2019 A couple of New Zealanders are at the coalface helping develop an exciting new venture in China. Des Friedrich, who has a wealth of Australasian experience in thoroughbred administration, and Robbie Hewetson,…
Jul 20, 2019 Progressive galloper Helena Baby took the next step in his burgeoning career in stunning fashion when he simply decimated his rivals in Saturday’s Listed Powerworx Opunake Cup (1400m) at New Plymouth.…
Jul 20, 2019 Free-going seven-year-old Admiral bounced back to winning form with an all-the-way victory in open company at Te Rapa on Saturday. The Stephen Ralph-trained gelding thrives on winter tracks and found the…
Jul 20, 2019 Speedy two-year-old Sai Fah booked himself a tilt at next weekend’s Listed Ryder Stakes (1200m) with an effortless victory over 1100m at Te Rapa on Saturday. The Rios gelding, sporting blinkers…
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