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

Apr 24, 2017 The Karaka Million race meeting will be brought forward a day in 2018 to allow an opening night session of New Zealand Bloodstock's National Yearling Sales series. The country's richest two-year-old…
Apr 23, 2017 Casing Royal returned to winning ways under an inspiring ride from jockey Oscar Chavez on Sunday. The Showcasing four-year-old had been turning in decent runs since his last win in October,…
Apr 23, 2017 Under-rated mare Somethingvain signed off her latest campaign with a gritty victory at Ellerslie on the weekend. The lightly raced five-year-old entered Saturday's rating 85 1200 metre contest off the…
Apr 23, 2017 On a day of many highlights, the performance of lightly raced filly Deals in Heels stood out as one from the top drawer at Ellerslie on Saturday. A maiden winner on debut at Rotorua, Deals In Heels took…
Apr 23, 2017 An emphatic victory at Trentham has stamped exciting filly Jessiegee as one to watch in the staying ranks next season. The daughter of well performed mare St Jessie is a half-sister to New Zealand St.…
Apr 23, 2017 Nuggety two-year-old Not Usual Trip made the best possible start to his future racing career when he claimed victory on debut at Ellerslie on Saturday. Warmly supported by punters off the back of a tidy…
Apr 23, 2017 Peter Gelagotis and apprentice Jack Martin combined to celebrate their first wins in Sydney, an experience slightly tarnished by having to share the spoils. The Victorian duo were on the brink of winning…
Apr 22, 2017 Celebrations after Tommy Tucker's victory in the Gr.3 Canterbury Gold Cup at Riccarton on Saturday were a little muted by an unfortunate post-race incident. "We had a bit of trouble when he ate some…
Apr 22, 2017 Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs are looking forward to the winter and with good reasons after the performances at Ellerslie of two of their Brisbane-bound representatives. The two-year-old Qiji Phoenix maintained…
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Waikato’s dominance at 6th Hall Of Fame Induction Event By Wally O’Hearn