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

Jan 16, 2019 The New Zealand jockey ranks will be bolstered significantly by the return of Craig Grylls from Singapore. The 28-year-old, who has ridden eight Group One winners and more than forty stakes winners, was…
Jan 16, 2019 Trainer Graeme Rogerson is hoping for better luck at Trentham on Saturday with tough three-year-old More Wonder set to take his place in the Gr.1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m). More Wonder, whom Rogerson…
Jan 15, 2019 Trainer Jamie Richards will be represented by five runners in Saturday week’s Karaka Million 2YO (1200m), with the man at the helm of the Te Akau Racing operation looking to notch the stable’s…
Jan 15, 2019 New Zealand bred and owned mare Shillelagh was among a host of nominations by leading trainer Chris Waller for the A$5 million All Star Mile (1600m) at Flemington in March. With star stablemate Winx a…
Jan 15, 2019 Group One-winning mare Consensus added a second Group Three win to her record at Trentham on Saturday when victorious in the Trentham Stakes (2100m) and the seven-year-old mare will be aiming to increase…
Jan 15, 2019 Connections of New Zealand-bred stakes performer True Excelsior are hoping a return to her homeland will result in the addition of a valuable Group One victory to her record. The Leon and Troy Corstens-trained…
Jan 15, 2019 Talented four-year-old Supera landed her first stakes success last weekend when winning the Gr.3 Tui- Backing A Winner Since 1889 Anniversary Handicap (1600m) and the well-related mare will now be set…
Jan 14, 2019 Group One winner Sword of Osman is being set to add another black-type victory to his stellar record after winning the Auckland Co-op Taxis 1200 at Ellerslie on Sunday. The Jamie Richards-trained runner…
Jan 14, 2019 Stratocaster is back on the black-print path after scoring effortlessly at Ellerslie on Sunday. The Cambridge seven-year-old appreciated the drop back from the Gr.1 Sistema Railway (1200m), in which he…
Jan 14, 2019 Melbourne jockey Stephen Baster will make the trip across the Tasman to ride Victorian mare True Excelsior in the Group One Telegraph at Trentham. The Leon and Troy Corstens-trained True Excelsior, who…
Jan 14, 2019 It may only be a maiden race at a minor midweek meeting, but it’s a big deal for Paul Gallagher making his comeback to race-riding at Rotorua on Wednesday. Gallagher has been booked to ride the…
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