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

Jun 23, 2017 Age and experience are bringing out the best in the promising stayer Motuman. The four-year-old has been making all the right moves this preparation with two wins and a runner-up finish from his last…
Jun 23, 2017 A more focussed Veuve Clicquot improved on her debut run to open her account at Otaki on Friday and in doing so provided her sire Rock 'N' Pop with his first success. The filly had been very green when…
Jun 23, 2017 Mike Breslin is expecting more of the same from Heni in Saturday's Listed Seeka Tauranga Classic. "She's a reliable girl with a big heart," he said. "She's won on a Good 3 to a Heavy 11 and I'm really…
Jun 23, 2017 New Zealand Group One winner Sound Proposition will have his first run for Kris Lees at Randwick on Saturday. The son of Savabeel, formerly prepared by Lance O'Sullivan and Andrew Scott, will step out…
Jun 23, 2017 Two-time Melbourne Cup participant Big Orange won the Gr.1 Ascot Gold Cup in England overnight. The Michael Bell-trained stayer made all the running under James Doyle and had enough in reserve to see…
Jun 23, 2017 Kay Lane is in no rush to have her promising galloper Figurable back to the races. "He's a firm tracker so he'll come back in to work in another three or four weeks and we might look at the last day…
Jun 23, 2017 Joe Osborne has been confirmed as chief executive of Godolphin's global racing operation on a permanent basis. He was acting in an interim role, replacing John Ferguson who resigned earlier this month…
Jun 23, 2017 Sam Logan has delved into her bag of tricks in an effort to bring out the best in Ngatira Gold. The Cambridge trainer has been puzzled by the hurdler's last two performances and she has her fingers crossed…
Jun 23, 2017 Ardmore Lodge trainer Joanne Surgenor is eyeing a big season as she heads into her twelfth term as a trainer. The daughter of jockey John Surgenor credits much of her success in those 12 years to legendary…
Jun 22, 2017 Trainer Danny Shum produced former New Zealand-trained galloper Lucky Wan Feng to win the Class 3 Manawatu Racing Club Challenge Trophy Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. Lucky Wan…
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Waikato’s dominance at 6th Hall Of Fame Induction Event By Wally O’Hearn