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

Feb 24, 2017 New Zealand trainer Murray Baker has given Turn Me Loose (NZ) (Iffraaj) the thumbs up after arriving in Melbourne to oversee the horse's final preparations for his bid at back-to-back Futurity Stakes…
Feb 24, 2017 Karen Zimmerman admits she'll likely shed a tear or two at the office on Saturday. She will send out her last runners as a central districts trainer at Otaki, her home for the last 13 years, before heading…
Feb 24, 2017 Peter McKay has been quite taken by Stokers Rock in the short time the southerner has spent with him. The Matamata trainer took charge of the lightly-raced five-year-old a couple of weeks ago and he…
Feb 24, 2017 Suzy Gordon felt a great sense of relief when Margot opened her winning account at Woodville earlier this month. The Foxton trainer has long held the daughter of Swiss Ace in high regard, but things…
Feb 24, 2017 It's full steam ahead for two of Tony Pike's leading Group One prospects for Auckland Cup week. Deposed Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby favourite Sacred Elixir has taken no harm from his seventh placing…
Feb 24, 2017 Phillip Devcich is hoping a missed run at Matamata on Saturday won't impact on his future plans for El Soldado. The Cambridge trainer was forced to scratch the veteran stayer from the Listed Marks Ewen…
Feb 24, 2017 Stephen McKee will worry about Consensus' future programme after her next appearance at Ellerslie. "She'll definitely run in the Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes and then we'll sort something out after…
Feb 24, 2017 A lighter version of the Group winner Amarula is now back in work at his Matamata base. Last season's Gr.2 Hawke's Bay Guineas winner was injured and spelled following his fourth placing in the Gr.2…
Feb 23, 2017 Brisbane trainer Desleigh Forster is preparing to bring two horses to Sydney for Group One races but hopes to make a big impact in Queensland this weekend. Forster is heading south with Doncaster Mile…
Feb 23, 2017 Trainer Trent Busuttin admits pitting Tavago against Winx at Randwick is not an ideal starting point to the gelding's Sydney Cup campaign. But neither is racing on a firm track at Caulfield which Busuttin…
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Waikato’s dominance at 6th Hall Of Fame Induction Event By Wally O’Hearn