Thoroughbred racing in New Zealand

The racing of Thoroughbred horses or gallopers as they are also known is a popular sport in New Zealand.

The governing body is New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Incorporated.

HistoryEdit

The first totalisator machine in the world was installed at Ellerslie Racecourse in 1913, see Sir George Julius).

Famous New Zealand racehorses include the great mares Desert Gold, Cuddle, Horlicks and Sunline, plus Carbine, Kindergarten, Phar Lap, Nightmarch, Gloaming, Rising Fast, Il Tempo, Advance, Tulloch and Grey Way. Both Australia and New Zealand claim Phar Lap. Gloaming, an Australian-bred horse, raced in Australia and in New Zealand.

Women jockeysEdit

In 1977 the New Zealand Racing Conference accepted female jockeys and they became eligible to ride on 15 July 1978. Previously Linda Jones was the first to apply for an apprentice’s licence and be turned down. She had ridden in a number of lady riders events over many years in New Zealand and overseas such as in Brazil, which highlighted that New Zealand and Australia were outliers in not allowing women to compete with male jockeys in professional races.

The first win by a woman in New Zealand was visiting Canadian jockey Joan Phipps, at Te Awamutu in November 1977. Sue Day from Christchurch became the first New Zealand female jockey winner in a totalisator race against males on 22 July 1978 when she won with the Ned Thistoll-trained Jaws in the Waybrook Handicap at Timaru[1]. Other female riders then included Joanne Hale, Vivienne Kaye, Joanne Lamond and Cherie Saxon.

Linda Jones’ first win was on Big Bickies at Te Rapa and soon after Royal Petite was the first Open Handicap winner for a female jockey. Subsequent highlight wins for Linda were Lovaro in the Queen Elizabeth Handicap and Holy Toledo in the Wellington Derby (possibly the first female jockey world-wide to win a Derby). Linda Jones was also the first female jockey to win a professional race against males at a registered meeting in Australia (Doomben).[2]

Female riders have subsequently gone on to win the New Zealand premiership; Lisa Cropp (2005-2007), Lisa Allpress (2012, 2016 and 2019) and Samantha Collett (2018).

In late February 2020 Lisa Allpress was the first female to win a thoroughbred race in Saudi Arabia on the horse Matmon at King Abdullah Aziz racetrack in Riyadh[3]. She was competing in the inaugural International jockeys challenge in which she competed with 14 other jockeys including 7 women. The challenge was won by American Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Swiss-born Germany based Sibylle Vogt was second while Lisa was third equal with French jockey Mickaelle Michel[4].

New Zealand horses in AustraliaEdit

Horses frequently move between New Zealand and its neighbour Australia, for races and for breeding purposes.

Between 1882 and 2019 New Zealand-bred horses won Australia's Melbourne Cup 43 times.[5] During the 2008-09 racing season 19 New Zealand-bred Thoroughbreds won 22 Group One races around the world.[6]

Race clubs and courses of New ZealandEdit

Thoroughbred racing is held throughout New Zealand, including courses in some of the smaller centres.

Club
Course, Town/city/province
Track Direction Straight Notes
Ashburton RC Ashburton, New Zealand 1876m left-handed 382m
Auckland RC Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland 1876m right-handed 382m
Avondale JC Avondale, Auckland 1800m right-handed 450m
Banks Peninsula RC Motukarara, Canterbury 1800m left-handed 400m
Beaumont RC Wingatui, Dunedin (since 1987) 2000m left-handed 350m Part of Gallop South
Cambridge RC Te Rapa, Hamilton 1800m left-handed 420m Owns training course/complex at Cambridge
Canterbury JC Riccarton Park, Christchurch 2400m left-handed 400m
Central Otago RC Omakau 1600m left-handed 300m Part of Gallop South
Counties RC Pukekohe Park, Franklin 1900m right-handed 520m
Dargaville RC Awakino Point 1600m left-handed 350m 1 meeting per year, in November
Egmont RC Hawera 1822m left-handed 350m
Feilding JC Awapuni, Palmerston North 1700m left-handed 350m Part of RACE
Foxton RC Previously raced at Foxton, Horowhenua 1811m left-handed 349m Trials only. No Raceday meetings being held
Gore RC Gore, Southland 1600m left-handed 350m Part of Gallop South
Greymouth JC Omoto, West Coast, South Island 1200m left-handed 250m
Hawkes Bay Racing Inc Hastings 1700m left-handed 375m
Kumara RC Kumara, West Coast 1500m left-handed 300m 1 meeting per year, in January
Kurow JC Kurow, North Otago 1600m left-handed 350m 1 meeting per year, late December
Levin RC Otaki, Horowhenua 1800m left-handed 400m
Manawatu RC Awapuni, Palmerston North 1700m left-handed 350m
Marlborough RC Waterlea, Blenheim 1700m left-handed 300m
Marton JC Awapuni, Palmerston North 1700m left-handed 350m
Masterton RC Tauherenikau Racecourse, near Featherston, Wairarapa 1810m left-handed 315m 1 meeting per year, in March
Matamata RC Matamata 1628m left-handed 400m
Oamaru JC Oamaru, North Otago 1800m left-handed 350m
Otago RC Wingatui & Cromwell 2000m & 1600m left-handed both 350m both
Otaki-Maori RC Otaki 1800m left handed 400m the sole surviving Maori club in New Zealand
Pakuranga Hunt Ellerslie Racecourse 1876m right-handed 382m the feature event is the Pakuranga Hunt Steeplechase in August
Poverty Bay Turf Club Ashwood Park, Gisborne 1800m left-handed 400m
Rangitikei RC Awapuni, Palmerston North 1700m left-handed 350m
Reefton JC Reefton 1140m left handed 230m the smallest galloping track in New Zealand. 1 meeting in January
Riverton RC Riverton, near Invercargill 1650m left-handed 400m Part of Gallop South
Racing Rotorua Arawa Park, Rotorua 1600m left-handed 300m
Rotorua & Bay of Plenty Hunt Arawa Park, Rotorua 1600m left-handed 300m 1 meeting per year, held in September
South Canterbury RC Phar Lap raceway, Timaru 1800m left-handed 400m
South Waikato RC Matamata 1628m left-handed 400m 1 meeting per year, held in March
Southland RC Ascot Park, Invercargill 1800m left-handed 215m
Stratford RC Te Kapua, Stratford 1600m left-handed 400m 1 meeting per year, held in late December. No meeting from the 2019/20 season on.[7]
Tapanui RC Wingatui, Dunedin 2000m left-handed 350m 1 meeting per year, held in December. Part of Gallop South
Taranaki Racing Inc New Plymouth 1600m left-handed 375m
Taumarunui Arawa Park, Rotorua 1600m left-handed 300m 1 meeting per year, held in July
Racing Taupo Centennial Park, Taupo 1600m left-handed 320m Part of TRAC
Racing Tauranga Tauranga 1800m right-handed 350m Part of TRAC
Racing Te Aroha Te Aroha 1900m right-handed 500m Part of TRAC
Thames JC Te Aroha 1900m right handed 500m 1 meeting per year, early January. Part of TRAC
Waikato RC Te Rapa, Hamilton 1800m left-handed 420m
Waikouaiti RC Waikouaiti, 30km north of Dunedin 1550m left-handed 350m 1 meeting per year, held on New Year’s Day
Waimate RC From 2020 at Phar Lap, Timaru. Historically at Waimate 1800m / (1550m) Left-handed 400m/(250m) 1 meeting per year. Last meeting at Waimate course 9/6/2019
Waipa RC Te Awamutu 1650m Right-handed 300m
Waipukurau JC Waipukurau, Central Hawkes Bay 1800m left-handed 450m 2 meetings per year, held in December and March
Wairarapa RC Tauherenikau Racecourse, near Featherston, Wairarapa 1810m left-handed 315m
Wairio JC Ascot Park, Invercargill 1800m left-handed 215m 1 meeting in May
Wairoa RC Te Kupenga 1660m left-handed 245m 2 meetings in February
Wanganui JC Wanganui 1650m left-handed 325m sand based track
Waverley RC Waverley 1800m left-handed 375m
Wellington Racing Club Trentham Racecourse, Upper Hutt 2000m left-handed 450m
Westland RC Hokitika 1290m right-handed 340m 1 meeting per year, only right handed track in the South Island
Whakatane RC Te Teko, Whakatane 1800m right-handed 420m 2 meetings per year
Whangarei RC Ruakaka, 30km south of Whangarei 1800m right-handed 400m straight
Winton JC Winton and Ascot Park 1786m Left-handed 270m Part of Gallop South
Woodville-Pahiatua RC Woodville 1800m left-handed 375m
Wyndham RC Gore, Southland 1600m left-handed 350m 1 meeting per year, held in March

Major Thoroughbred horse races in New ZealandEdit

Race
Type
Stake
Month
Location
Distance
Auckland Cup Open $500,000 (2018) March Ellerslie Racecourse 3200m
Awapuni Gold Cup Open $100,000 (2019) March/April Awapuni, Palmerston North 2000m
Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes Weight for Age $200,000 (2018) March Ellerslie Racecourse 2000m
Captain Cook Stakes Weight for Age $200,000 (2019) December Trentham Racecourse 1600m
Challenge Stakes / Mudgway Stakes / Tarzino Trophy Weight for Age $200,000 (2019) August/September Hastings 1400m
Championship Stakes 3YO $100,000 (2018) April Ellerslie Racecourse 2100m
DB Draught Classic Weight for Age $950,000 (1989) & $970,000 (1990) Only raced twice (March 1989 and 1990) Ellerslie Racecourse 2100m
Desert Gold Stakes 3YO fillies $70,000 (2018) January Trentham Racecourse 1600m
Easter Handicap 3yo and older Open Handicap $100,000 (2018) April Pukekohe / Ellerslie Racecourse 1600m
Great Northern Foal Stakes 2yo $50,000 (2017) May Ellerslie Racecourse
Great Northern St. Leger 3yo Ellerslie Racecourse 2700m
Great Northern Steeplechase Jumping Steeplechase $125,000 (2019) June Ellerslie Racecourse 6400m
Hawke's Bay Guineas 3yo $100,000 (2017) October Hastings 1400m
Herbie Dyke Stakes / New Zealand International Stakes Weight for Age $400,000 (2020) February Te Rapa 2000m
Karaka Million 2yo $1,000,000 January Ellerslie Racecourse 1200m
Karaka Million 3YO Classic 3yo $1,000,000 January Ellerslie Racecourse 1600m
Levin Classic 3yo $225,000 (2018) November (up to 2013), January Levin, Otaki, Trentham 1600m
Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes 2yo $225,000 (2018) March/April Awapuni, Palmerston North 1400m
New Zealand 1000 Guineas 3yo fillies $300,000 (2019) November Riccarton Racecourse 1600m
New Zealand 2000 Guineas 3yo $500,000 (2017) November Riccarton Racecourse 1600m
New Zealand Cup Open $250,000 (2019) November Riccarton Racecourse 3200m
New Zealand Derby 3yo $1,000,000 (2018) March (2006 onwards) Ellerslie Racecourse 2400m
New Zealand Oaks 3yo fillies $400,000 (2018) March Trentham Racecourse 2400m
New Zealand St. Leger SWP $70,000 (2019) March Trentham Racecourse 2500m/2600m
North Island Challenge Stakes No longer run Trentham Racecourse 1400m
Otaki-Maori Weight for Age Weight for Age $200,000 (2019) February Otaki Racecourse 1600m
Railway Stakes (New Zealand) SWP $200,000 (2020) January Ellerslie Racecourse 1200m
Spring Classic /Livamol Spring Classic/ Kelt Capital Stakes Weight for Age $250,000 (2017) October Hastings Racecourse 2040m
Telegraph Handicap SWP $250,000 (2018) January Trentham Racecourse 1200m
Thorndon Mile SWP $200,000 (2018) January Trentham Racecourse 1600m
Trentham Stakes Set weights & penalties (2012 onwards), Weight for Age 1946-2011) $70,000 (2019) January Trentham Racecourse 2100m (2009 onwards), 2400m (1946 - 2008)
Waikato Sprint / BCD Group Sprint Weight for Age $200,000 (2020) February Te Rapa 1400m
Wellington Cup Open $250,000 (2019) January Trentham Racecourse 3200m (1874-1889, 1942-2008, 2016 onwards), 2400m (1890-1941, 2009-2015)
Windsor Park Plate / Horlicks Plate / Stoney Bridge Stakes Weight for Age $200,000 (2017) September Hastings 1600m
Zabeel Classic Weight for Age $200,000 (2019) December 26 Ellerslie 2000m

Prominent peopleEdit

Name
Born
Occupation
Contribution and Honours
Key horses associated with
Opie Bosson 1980 Jockey Gingernuts, Melody Belle, Mongolian Khan, Grand Archway, Probabeel, Te Akau Shark
Jim Cassidy 1963 Jockey Winner of 104 Group One races, Australian Racing Hall of Fame, New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame Kiwi, Might and Power, Rough Habit
Shane Dye 1966 Jockey 4 consecutive Golden Slippers, Australian Racing Hall of Fame, New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame Octagonal, Tawriffic
Bill Hazlett 1905-1978 Owner and breeder First New Zealander to win more than 1,000 races as an owner. New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame Eiffel Tower
Sir Patrick Hogan KNZM CBE[8] 1939 Cambridge Stud master, breeder, owner Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Australian Racing Hall of Fame, New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame Sir Tristram, Zabeel
Colin Jillings 1931 Trainer New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame Stipulate, McGinty, Uncle Remus, The Phantom Chance
Linda Jones[9] Jockey Trail blazing woman jockey. New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame Holy Toledo, Lavaro
Sheila Laxon Trainer first female trainer to win the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup double Empire Rose, Ethereal
Lance O'Sullivan[10] 1963 Jockey New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame, Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit Horlicks, Popsy, Waverley Star
Seton Otway 1894-1989 Founder of Trelawney Stud New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame Foxbridge, Alcimedes
Jamie Richards Trainer Avantage, Gingernuts, Melody Belle, Probabeel, Te Akau Shark, Xtravagant
George Simon Race caller Long-time North Island race caller and TAB Trackside television presenter
Robert James (Bob) Skelton 1934-2016 Jockey New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame, New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Member of the Order of the British Empire Great Sensation, Van der Hum
William David (Bill) Skelton 1931-2016 Jockey New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame, New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Member of the Order of the British Empire
Brent Thomson 1958 Jockey Australian Racing Hall of Fame, New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame Dandy Andy, Dulcify, Family of Man, Lord Reims, Strawberry Road
Michael Walker 1984 Jockey Darci Brahma, Tagaloa, Tit for Taat
Chris Waller 1973 Trainer Australian Racing Hall of Fame, New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame Winx
David Walsh 1959[11] Jockey In April 2014 broke record for most wins as a rider in New Zealand (2360), previously held by Lance O'Sullivan and finished on 2479 wins in NZ[12]. Over 2500 wins worldwide, including wins in the Telegraph Handicap (3x), W.S. Cox Plate (2x), Brisbane Cup and Adelaide Cup[13]. Married Sue day, who in 1978 was the first New Zealand woman to win a race aginst male jockeys. Tanalyse, Courier Bay, Solvit

For further prominent people in New Zealand thoroughbred racing, see the list of honorees of the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame.

Prominent New Zealand horsesEdit

Horse
Sire
Dam
Trainer(s)
Notable victories or achievements
Apollo Eleven Cyrus Lady Rizzo K. (Slim) Foster 1973 Tancred Stakes (now the BMW), Auckland Cup, AJC Plate now the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC). 1973 & 1975 Chipping Norton Stakes
Balmerino Trictrac (France) Dulcie (by Duccio) Brian Smith, Cambridge & John Dunlop 1975 New Zealand Derby, 1976 Brisbane Cup, Rawson Stakes, P.J. O'Shea Stakes (Eagle Farm), 2nd in Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, 2008 inducted to New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Battle Heights Battle Wagon (GB) Wuthering Heights (by Avocat General) Tim Douglas 1974 Wellington Cup, Sydney Cup, AJC Plate now the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC), W.S. Cox Plate, 1976 Craven Plate, The Metropolitan (ATC)
Beau Vite Beau Pere (GB) Dominant (NZ) T.R. George, F McGrath Snr 1939 Canterbury Stakes, 1940: The Metropolitan (ATC), Hill Stakes, Great Northern Derby, Auckland Cup, Awapuni Gold Cup. 1940 & 1941: Colin Stephen Quality Handicap, W.S. Cox Plate, Craven Plate, LKS Mackinnon Stakes, 1941: Rawson Stakes, AJC Plate, Chelmsford Stakes
Bonecrusher Pag-Asa Imitation Frank Ritchie 1985 New Zealand Derby, 1986 Australian Derby, Tancred Stakes, Caulfield Stakes, W S Cox Plate, Underwood Stakes, 1987 Australian Cup, 2010 inducted into the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Carbine Musket (horse)(GB) Mersey (GB) Walter S. Hickenbotham 1889 & 1890 Sydney Cup & All Aged Stakes, 1890 Melbourne Cup, Melbourne Stakes, Craven Plate, AJC Spring Stakes, 1889, 1890 & 1891 AJC Plate (now the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC)), 2006 inducted to New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Castletown One Pound Sterling Mona Curragh Patrick M Bussuttin 1989 New Zealand Derby, 1991 Kelt Capital Stakes, 1992 Auckland Cup & Caulfield Stakes, 1991, 1992 & 1994 Wellington Cup, 2014 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Cuddle Psychology (GB) Caress (NZ) 1935 New Zealand Cup, 1935 & 1936 Auckland Cup, 1936 All Aged Stakes, St George Stakes & Doncaster Handicap, 2014 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Dalray Balloch (GB) Broiveine (NZ) Clarrie McCarthy 1951: New Zealand Derby, 1952: Great Northern Derby, Trentham Stakes, Colin Stephen Quality Handicap, The Metropolitan (ATC), LKS Mackinnon Stakes, Melbourne Cup
Daryl's Joy Stunning (GB) Rutha (NZ) Syd Brown (NZ), later Charlie Whittingham (USA) 1969 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes, Cox Plate, {{Victoria Derby]], Moonee Valley Stakes, 1970: Del Mar Handicap, 1971: Arcadia Handicap & San Luis Obispo Handicap
Desert Gold All Black (GB) Aurarius (Aust) Fred Davis 1915: New Zealand 1000 Guineas, Manawatu Sires Produce & New Zealand Derby, 1916: New Zealand Oaks, Great Norhern Derby, 1916,1917 & 1918: Awapuni Gold Cup, 1918: St George Stakes & All Aged Stakes, 2008 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Empire Rose Sir Tristram Summer Fleur Laurie Laxon 1987 New Zealand Cup, 1988 LKS Mackinnon Stakes & Melbourne Cup, 1989 Trentham Stakes
Ethereal Rhythm (USA) Romanee Conti Sheila Laxon 2001 Queensland Oaks, Caulfield Cup & Melbourne Cup, 2002 The BMW, 2016 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Even Stevens Fairs Fair Amaroo Archie McGregor 1961 Avondale Cup, 1962 CB Fisher Plate, Caulfield Cup & Melbourne Cup
Furys Order Indian Order (GB) Our Fury (NZ) Wally McEwan 1973: New Zealand Derby, New Zealand 2000 Guineas, 1974 New Zealand Cup, 1975 W.S. Cox Plate
Gloaming The Welkin (GB) Light (GB) Dick Mason 1918: Chelmsford Stakes, AJC Derby, New Zealand Derby, Wanganui Guineas, 1919: Great Northern Derby, Wellington Stakes, 1919/1922/1924 Craven Plate. 1922: Hill Stakes. 1924: Melbourne Stakes, AJC Spring Stakes), 1922/1924/1925 North Island Challenge Stakes. From 67 starts won 57 and 2nd 9 times, fell once. 2004: Inducted into Australian Racing Hall of Fame, 2006: Inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Great Sensation Cassock (GB) Speedy (NZ) Mick Brown 1960: Invercargill Gold Cup, Canterbury Gold Cup, 1961, 1962 & 1963 Wellington Cup, 1960 & 1962 Trentham Stakes
Grey Way Grey William (GB) Waybrook (NZ) (by King's Command) E P Corboy, Washdyke 1974 Chirnside Stakes, 1976 Awapuni Gold Cup, 1977 Easter Handicap, 2010 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Horlicks Three Legs (GB) Malt (NZ) Dave and Paul O'Sullivan 1989 LKS Mackinnon Stakes, Japan Cup. 1988 & 1990 ARC Television New Zealand Stakes, 1989 & 1990 DB Draught Classic, 2010 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame. Dam of Brew
Il Tempo Time and Again (Ire) Timing (NZ) Bruce Priscott 1969 & 1970 Auckland Cup, 1970 Wellington Cup,
Isle Of Man Habitation Full O'Tricks Davina Waddell 1981 New Zealand Derby, 1982 Rosehill Guineas
Dundeel/It's A Dundeel High Chaparral Stareel Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 2012: Gloaming Stakes, Spring Champion Stakes, 2013 Randwick Guineas, Rosehill Guineas, Australian Derby, Underwood Stakes. 2014 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC)
Jezabeel Zabeel Passefleur Brian Jenkins 1998: Auckland Cup, Melbourne Cup
Jimmy Choux Thorn Park Cierzo John Bary 2010 Hawke's Bay Guineas & New Zealand 2000 Guineas, 2011 New Zealand Derby, Rosehill Guineas, Windsor Park Plate, Spring Classic
Katie Lee Pins (Aus) Miss Jessie Jay (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson 2009 Eclipse Stakes, New Zealand 2000 Guineas & New Zealand 1000 Guineas
Kindergarten Kincardine (GB) Valadore E. N. Fitzgerald 1941 Great Northern Derby, Awapuni Gold Cup, Wellington Cup, 1941 & 1942 Easter Handicap, 1942 Auckland Cup, 2006 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
King Mufhasa / Mufhasa Pentire (GB) Shiela Cheval (NZ) Stephen McKee 2008 GR Kelt Memorial, Coupland's Bakeries Mile, 2009 Telegraph Handicap, Waikato Sprint, 2010 Otaki-Maori Weight for Age, 2011 Telegraph Handicap, Waikato Sprint, Makfi Challenge Stakes, Toorak Handicap, Captain Cook Stakes, 2012 Futurity (Caulfield), Windsor Park Plate, Manawatu Challenge Stakes
Kiwi Blarney Kiss (USA) Malrayvis (NZ) Snow Lupton, Waverley 1983 Wellington Cup, Melbourne Cup
La Mer Copenhagen II La Balsa (by Worden II) Malcolm K Smith, New Plymouth 1976 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes, 1977: Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes, New Zealand Oaks & Trentham Stakes, 1978: New Zealand International Stakes, Awapuni Gold Cup & Desert Gold Stakes 1978 & 1979: Ormond Memorial Stakes (now Spring Classic), 1979: Air New Zealand Stakes
Little Brown Jug Godavari (Ire) Pease (NZ) P Jones, Riccarton 1979 Canterbury Gold Cup, New Zealand 2000 Guineas, 1980 Wellington Stakes. Won 12 of 15 New Zealand starts.
Mainbrace Admiral's Luck (GB) Maneroo Jack McDonald 1950 Great Northern Guineas, 1951: Great Northern Derby, New Zealand St. Leger, Awapuni Gold Cup, North Island Challenge Stakes, 2008 inducted to New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
McGinty One Pound Sterling (GB) Ernader (NZ) Colin Jillings, Takanini 1981/82 Great Northern Foal Stakes, 1983 George Adams Stakes, Air New Zealand Stakes, Caulfield Stakes, 1984 Rawson Stakes
Melody Belle Commands Meleka Belle (by Iffraaj) Jamie Richards 2017: Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes. 2018/19: Windsor Park Plate, Tarzino Trophy. 2019: Haunui Farm Classic, Waikato Sprint, Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes, Livamol Spring Classic, Empire Rose Stakes.
Miss Potential Dolphin Street Richfield Rose Bill Borrie 2003 Mudgway Stakes, 2004 Nestle Peters Classic (later known as Myer Classic & Empire Rose Stakes), 2005 Stoneybridge Stakes.
Moifaa Natator Denbigh W Hickey 1904 Grand National, Aintree Racecourse, England. 2014: inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Mongolian Khan Holy Roman Emperor (Ire) Centafit (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 2015: Waikato Guineas, Avondale Guineas, New Zealand Derby, Australian Derby & Caulfield Cup
Mr Tiz Bletchingly Yir Tiz Dave & Paul O'Sullivan 1989 & 1990 Telegraph Handicap, 1989, 1990 & 1991 Railway Stakes, 1991: Waikato Sprint & The Galaxy, 2014 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Nightmarch Night Raid (GB) Marsa Jim McAulay 1928: New Zealand Derby, New Zealand 2000 Guineas, 1929: Epsom Handicap, W S Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup, 1930: New Zealand Cup, Rawson Stakes, 1930 & 1932 AJC Autumn Stakes, 1931 & 1932 Awapuni Gold Cup, 1932 AJC Cumberland Stakes
Ocean Park Thorn Park Sayyida Gary Hennessy 2012: Wellington Guineas, Challenge Stakes, Underwood Stakes, Caulfield Stakes, W S Cox Plate, 2013 New Zealand Stakes
O'Reilly Last Tycoon (Ire) Courtza (NZ) David J & Paul O'Sullivan, Matamata 1996 Levin Classic, 1997 Telegraph Handicap. 1996/97 Horse of the year. Retired to stud after injury in Newmarket Handicap, 6th start. Champion sire. Sire of Alamosa, Final Destination, Sacred Falls, Shamrocker, Silent Achiever and The Jewel.[14] Inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame[15]
Our Maizcay (Ire) Maizcay (Aus) Maire Viita Grant L Searle, Levin 1994: Wellesley Stakes, 1995: Eclipse Stakes, NZ Magic Millions Classic, Wakefield Stakes, Caulfield Guineas
Phar Lap[16] Night Raid (GB) Entreaty (NZ) Harry Telford 1929: Rosehill Guineas, AJC Derby, Victoria Derby, 1930: VRC St Leger, Chipping Norton Stakes, AJC Plate now the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC), Chelmsford Stakes, Melbourne Cup, CB Fisher Plate, 1931: St George Stakes, Futurity Stakes, Underwood Stakes, Memsie Stakes, 1929, 1930 & 1931: Craven Plate, 1930 & 1931 AJC Springs Stakes, W S Cox Plate, Melbourne Stakes, 1932: Agua Caliente Handicap (Tijuana, Mexico), 2001: Inaugural induction to Australian Racing Hall of Fame, 2006: Inducted in New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Poetic Prince/Our Poetic Prince Yeats (USA) Finisterre (Aus) John Wheeler 1988 Feehan Stakes, W S Cox Plate. 1989: Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC) & Tancred Stakes
Prince Majestic Noble Bijou (USA) Princess Mellay (NZ) Ray Verner, Takanini 1980 Wanganui Guineas, AJC Spring Champion Stakes, 1981: Taranaki Stakes, WRC Harcourt Stakes 1982: Tancred Stakes, Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC), 1983 O'Shea Stakes (Eagle Farm),
Princess Coup Encosta De Lago Stoneyfell Road Mark Walker 2007: New Zealand Oaks, Desert Gold Stakes, Lowland Stakes, 2007 & 2008 Kelt Capital Stakes (Spring Classic), 2008 Stoneybridge Stakes
Redcraze Red Mars (GB) Myarion Syd Brown, T.J. Smith 1955: Awapuni Gold Cup, Turnbull Stakes, 1956: Brisbane Cup, Metropolitan Handicap, Caulfield Stakes, Colin Stephen Quality Handicap, Caulfield Cup, 1956 & 1957 P.J. O'Shea Stakes & Hill Stakes, 1957 Rawson Stakes, W S Cox Plate, VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes, AJC Autumn Stakes, 2012 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Ring the Bell Rangong (GB) Witchcraft (NZ) Neville Atkins, Waiuku 1981: Avondale Championship Stakes, Avondale Guineas, New Zealand Derby, Canterbury Guineas
Rising Fast Alonzo Faster Ivan Tucker, Fred Hoysted 1954: Caulfield Stakes, W S Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup, Turnbull Stakes, John F. Feehan Stakes, 1954 & 1955 Caulfield Cup, C.B.Fisher Plate, VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes, LKS Mackinnon Stakes, 1955: Herbert Power Stakes, 1956: Blamey Stakes, C F Orr Stakes, Memsie Stakes, 2002: Inducted into Australian Racing Hall of Fame, 2008: inducted to the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Riverina Charm Sir Tristram (Ire) Country Charm Laurie Laxon (NZ), then Brian Mayfield-Smith (Sydney) 1987-88 Rosehill Guineas, 1988: VRC Edward Manifold Stakes, 1000 Guineas (Caulfield), 1989: STC Canterbury Guineas, 1990: Air New Zealand Stakes. Dam of Sarwatch and Paolino
Roman Consul Agricola Eric Ropiha, Woodville 1965: New Zealand Derby, 1967, 1968 & 1969: Chelmsford Stakes, 1968: Colin Stephen Quality Handicap, 1969: LKS Mackinnon Stakes, 1969 & 1970: O'Shea Stakes (Eagle Farm)
Rough Habit Roughcast (USA) Certain Habit (NZ) John Wheeler 1990 Queensland Derby, 1991 Mudgway Stakes, 1991 & 1992 Stradbroke Handicap, 1992 Captain Cook Stakes, AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 1991, 1992 & 1993 Doomben Cup, 1992 & 1993 All Aged Stakes, 1995: O'Shea Stakes (Eagle Farm) 2012 inducted into the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Sacred Falls O'Reilly Iguazu's Girl Chris Waller 2012: Hawke's Bay Guineas, New Zealand 2000 Guineas, 2013 & 2014 Doncaster Handicap, 2014 George Main Stakes
Seachange Cape Cross Just Cruising Graeme Sanders 2005: New Zealand 1000 Guineas, 2006 & 2007: Mudgway Stakes, Stoneybridge Stakes, 2007 Mannerism Stakes, Telegraph Handicap & Waikato Sprint
Seagram Balak Llanah David Barons 1991 Grand National, Aintree Racecourse, England
Show Gate Gate Keeper (GB) Minglow Gordon Thomson (Mosgiel) 1973 & 1974: Churchill Stakes, 1973, 1974 & 1976: Stewards Handicap, 1974: Telegraph Handicap, Awapuni Gold Cup, 1974 & 1976: Canterbury Gold Cup, 1976: Dunedin Gold Cup, Trentham Stakes, 2012: inducted into the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Sir Slick Volksraad Miss Opera Graham Nicholson 2007: Zabeel Classic & Whakanui New Zealand International Stakes, Otaki-Maori Weight for Age, 2008: New Zealand Stakes, 2007 & 2009 Thorndon Mile, 2007, 2008 & 2010 Awapuni Gold Cup, 2009 3rd Doomben Cup
Sir Tristram Sir Ivor (USA) Isolt (by Round Table, USA) 1) Clive Brittain, 2) Charles G. Milbank Did not race in NZ. 1982/83, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1988/89 & 1989/90 Leading sire in Australia, 2008: inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame. Sire of Empire Rose, Brew, Gurner's Lane & Zabeel
Solveig Imposing (Aust) Soliloquy C G Curnow & Trevor McKee, then Stephen & Trevor McKee, Takanini 1983/84 Royal Stakes, New Zealand Oaks, 1986: Avondale Cup
Solvit Morcon (GB) Yallah Sun (AUS) Mrs M J Murdoch 1991: Wellington Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes, Waikato Guineas. 1992: Waterford Crystal Mile in Moonee Valley. 1993: New Zealand Stakes, Manawatu Challenge Stakes. 1994: Action TV Sales Stakes, Kelt Capital Stakes, W S Cox Plate. 1995: Japan Racing Association Trophy, Challenge Stakes.
Sunline Desert Sun (GB) Songline Trevor and Stephen McKee 1999 & 2000 W S Cox Plate, 1999 & 2002: Doncaster Handicap, 2000 Manikato Stakes & Hong Kong Mile, 2000 & 2002: All Aged Stakes & Coolmore Classic, 2001 & 2002 Waikato Sprint, 2006 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Surfers Paradise Crested Wave Lady Aythorpe Dave & Paul OSullivan 1990 New Zealand 2000 Guineas & New Zealand Derby, 1991 Air New Zealand Stakes, Rosehill Guineas, W S Cox Plate
Tawrrific Tawfiq Joyarty Lee Freedman 1988 South Australian St Leger, 1989: AJC St Leger, Melbourne Cup
The Filbert Souvran (GB) Fauxzann D N Couchman, Hawera 1986: Waikato Gold Cup, 3rd to Bonecusher & Waverley Star in the W S Cox Plate, 1987: Japan New Zealand International. 3rd in Japan Cup
The Phantom Chance Noble Bijou (USA) The Fantasy (NZ) Colin Jillings 1992 Avondale Guineas, New Zealand Derby, 1993: Cambridge Stud New Zealand International Stakes, W S Cox Plate, Turnbull Stakes 1996: O'Shea Stakes (Eagle Farm)
The Phantom Noble Bijou (USA) The Fantasy (NZ) Murray Baker 1990: Underwood Stakes, 1993: LKS Mackinnon Stakes, 1994 Cambridge Stud New Zealand International Stakes
Tidal Light Diagrammatic (USA) Azores (AUS) Jim Gibbs and R A James Avondale Guineas, Waikato Guineas, 1986 New Zealand Derby, 1987 Canterbury Guineas, Air New Zealand Stakes
Tulloch Khorassan Florida Tommy J. Smith 1957: VRC Derby, AJC Derby, Queensland Derby, Rosehill Guineas, Warwick Stakes, Caulfield Stakes, Caulfield Cup, 1958: All Aged Stakes, Rawson Stakes, VRC St Leger, AJC St leger, 1958 & 1960: Chipping Norton Stakes, 1960: W S Cox Plate, LKS Mackinnon Stakes, Chelmsford Stakes, Craven Plate, 1961: Brisbane Cup, 1958, 1960 & 1961: Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC), 1960 & 1961: P.J. O'Shea Stakes, 2008: Inducted to the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Tycoon Lil Last Tycoon (Ire) Imposing Bloom II (NZ) Colin Jillings & Richard Yuill 1997: New Zealand 1000 Guineas, 1998 Royal Stakes, Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, New Zealand Oaks, Canterbury Guineas, Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes,
Uncle Remus Bandmaster II Tusitala (by Talismano) Colin Jillings, Takanini 1977 Wellington Guineas, New Zealand 2000 Guineas, Canterbury Gold Cup, Avondale Guineas, New Zealand Derby. 1978 Wellington Stakes, Wellington Derby,
Van der Hum Hermes (GB) Tip O'Dawn (NZ) Leo H Robinson 1976 Melbourne Cup
Veandercross Crossways (GB) Lavender Chris Turner 1991: Levin Classic, New Zealand 2000 Guineas, 1992: Canterbury Guineas, LKS Mackinnon Stakes, 1993 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ranvet Stakes, Australian Cup, 2018 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame
Vice Regal Bismark II (GB) Kind Regards Jim W Campin (Cambridge) 1976: Ellerslie Sires Produce Stakes, Great Northern Guineas, Wellington Guineas, New Zealand 2000 Guineas, 1977: South Australian St Leger, Liston Stakes (Victoria), Feehan Stakes,
Volkstok'n'barrell Tavistock (NZ) Volkster (NZ) 1) Donna Logan (NZ) , 2) Chris Gibbs (NZ), 3) Danny O'Brien 2015: Great Northern Guineas, Karaka 3YO Mile, Rosehill Guineas, 2016: Haunui Farm Classic, New Zealand Stakes, 2017: Herbie Dyke Stakes,
Waverley Star / Our Waverley Star Star Way Super Show Dave & Paul O'Sullivan 1986 Zabeel Classic, 2nd to Bonecrusher in W S Cox Plate, 1987: Chipping Norton Stakes
Xcellent Pentire Excelo Michael Moroney 2004 New Zealand Derby, 2005: Mudgway Stakes, New Zealand Stakes, Kelt Capital Stakes, 3rd in Melbourne Cup, 2008: Trentham Stakes
Zabeel Sir Tristram Lady Giselle Colin Hayes, then David Hayes 1989 Moonee Valley Stakes, 1990 Australian Guineas, Craiglee Stakes, Champion/Leading Sire in New Zealand (1998-2001) and 1997/98 & 1998/99 Leading sire in Australia. 2014 inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame. Sire of Jezabeel, Octagonal, Might and Power, Savabeel, Efficient & Vengeance of Rain
Zonda Zabeel Gone With The Wind Roger James 1997 New Zealand Derby, 2000 Kings Plate, 2001 Zabeel Classic

Recent winners of major NZ CupsEdit

The following are the recent winners of major cups.

Year
New Zealand Cup (Riccarton) 3200m
Auckland Cup (Ellerslie) 3200m
Wellington Cup (Trentham) 3200/2400m
Waikato Gold Cup (Te Rapa) 2400m
Manawatu Cup (Awapuni) 2300m
Avondale Cup (Avondale) 2400 /2200 /2000m
2020 Roger That Soleseifei Polzeath
2019 Dee And Gee Glory Days Gorbachev Justamaiz Concert Hall Glory Days
2018 Bizzwinkle Ladies First Magic Chai Mongolian Marsh Rock On Zacada
2017 Gobstopper Chenille Savaria Five to Midnight Clarify El Soldado
2016 Pump Up The Volume El Soldado Mister Impatience Lizzie Lamour Jacksstar Sacred Master
2015 Jimmy Mac Rock Diva Maygrove Vavasour Weregoingtogetcha Farm Boy
2014 Mungo Jerry Who Shot Thebarman Graphic Surpass Perfect Start Who Shot Thebarman
2013 Spring Cheer Sangster Blood Brotha More Than Sacred Military Move Sangster
2012 Blood Brotha Shez Sinsational Six O'Clock News Annie Higgins Ransomed Single Minded
2011 Blood Brotha Titch Spiro Dawn Ghost Cassini Showcause
2010 Showcause Zavite Red Ruler Bruce Almighty Tullaroan [not raced]
2009 My Scotsgrey Spin Around Megapins Passchendale High Octane Ginga Dude
2008 Hoorang Prize Lady Young Centaur Lovetrista Jonbalena Tinseltown
2007 Everswindell Prize Lady Willy Smith Mirkola Lass Nanjara Spin Around
2006 Pentathlon Pentane Envoy Bak Da Chief Chettak Sharvasti
2005 Trebla Bazelle Zabeat Kerry O’Reilly All Square Creil
2004 Waltermitty Upsetthym Cluden Creek Singing Star Tantalic The Mighty Lion
2003 Torlesse Bodie Oarsmen El Duce Rising Heights Regal Krona
2002 Mike Maguire Cyclades El Duce Small Town Boy Regal Krona
2001 Soldier Blue Our Unicorn Smiling Like Okiwi Bay Beaujolais Greene Street
2000 Smiling Like Able Master Second Coming Bluebird The Word Reign Supreme Shes a Meanie
1999 Wake Forest Irish Chance Miss Bailey Rijeka Tokyo Beau Trounced
1998 Sapio Jezabeel * Aerosmith Dannevegas Emerald Yes Indeed
1997 Laud Peregrine Yobro Ed La Sileen Paddy Oriley Silky Oak

Recent winners of major NZ sprint racesEdit

The following table contains the recent winners of major races for sprinters (generally distances of 1500m or less).

The winners of the Tarzino Trophy over 1400m are shown in the table for the Hawkes Bay Triple Crown.

Year
Railway Stakes (Ellerslie) 1200m
Telegraph Handicap (Trentham) 1200m
Waikato Sprint (Te Rapa) 1400m
Stewards Stakes Handicap (Riccarton) 1200m
Otaki-Maori Weight for Age (Otaki) 1400m / 1600m
Foxbridge Plate (Te Rapa) 1400m
2020 Julius Avantage Te Akau Shark
2019 Santa Monica Enzo's Lad Melody Belle Sheezallmine Melody Belle Endless Drama
2018 Volpe Veloce Enzo's Lad Start Wondering Prince Oz Devise Melody Belle
2017 Start Wondering Signify Start Wondering Carnival Kawi Underthe moonlight
2016 Ryan Mark Adventador Xtravagant Reilly Lincoln Volkstok 'n' barrel Saracino
2015 In Style Sacred Star Sacred Star El Chico Iamishwara Addictive Habit
2014 Bounding Irish Fling Viadana Soubrettes Nashville I Do
2013 Fleur de Lune Final Touch Final Touch Durham Town Nashville Postman’s Daughter
2012 Atomic Force Guiseppina Veyron King Montrose Veyron Fleur de Lune
2011 Miss Raggedy Ann Mufhasa Mufhasa El Chico Keep The Peace Fritzy Boy
2010 A Gold Trail Vonusti Tavistock Coup Align Mufhasa Bulginbaah
2009 Jacowils Mufhasa Mufhasa Coup Align Culminata Bulginbaah
2008 Imananabaa Seachange Seachange San Bernadino Alamosa Jacowils
2007 Donna Rosta Darci Brahma Darci Brahma Coup Bloomsbury Sir Slick Baltaine
2006 Baldessarini Gee I Jane Kristov Clifton Prince Darci Brahma not raced
2005 Recurring Keeninsky Sedecrem Clifton Prince Zveda Irish Rover
2004 Vinaka King's Chapel Sedecrem Opiki King's Chapel El Duce
2003 Egyptian Raine Tit for Taat Tit for Taat Fingalbunt Critic King Keitel
2002 Sound the Alarm Vinaka Sunline Ima Royal No Mean City O’Malleys Boy
2001 Fritz Star of Gold Sunline Life Of Riley Star Satire
2000 Cannsea Fritz Tall Poppy Tooth Surface
1999 Bawalakasana Bawalakasana Surface Joe Hero Hero
1998 Coogee Walk Vegas Rebel Morgan Bay Centre Crest
1997 Kailey O'Reilly Avedon Highanabove It's My Sin Adonia

Enzo’s Lad which won the Telegraph Handicap in 2018 and 2019 was 2nd in 2020. El Chico was aged 11 when winning its second Stewards Stakes in 2011, a race record.

Recent winners of major NZ 3-year-old racesEdit

The following are the recent winners of major races for 3-year-old horses.

Year
Auckland / Great Northern Guineas
Waikato Guineas
Avondale Guineas
Wellington Guineas
New Zealand Derby (Ellerslie) 2400m
New Zealand 1000 Guineas (Riccarton) 3YO fillies 1600m
New Zealand 2000 Guineas (Riccarton) 1600m
Levin Classic (Otaki) 1600m
New Zealand Oaks (Trentham) 3YO fillies 2400m
Desert Gold Stakes (Trentham) 3YO fillies 1600m
2020 Dragon Leap Two Illicit Dragon Leap Sherwood Forest Travelling Light Jennifer Eccles Showbeel
2019 Surely Sacred Sponge Bob Surely Sacred Emily Margaret Crown Prosecutor Loire Catalyst Madison County Sentimental Miss Secret Allure
2018 Demonet ization Xbox On The Rocks Scott Base Vin De Dance Media Sensation Madison County Age Of Fire Savvy Coup Dijon Bleu
2017 Swissta Wyndspelle Gingernuts Saracino Gingernuts Hasahalo Embellish Hall Of Fame Bonneval Nicoletta
2016 Rangipo Rangipo Rangipo The Justice League Rangipo La Dioso Ugo Foscolo Dukedom Fanatic Duchess Kate
2015 Volkstock n barrel Mongolian Khan Mongolian Khan Vespa Mongolian Khan Risque Xtravagant Gaultier Savaria Platinum Witness
2014 not raced Puccini Puccini not raced Puccini Platinum Witness Turn Me Loose Recite Miss Mossman Moozoon
2013 Puccini Castizeberg Valbuena Sacred Park Habibi Costa Viva Atlante n/a More Than Sacred High Fashion
2012 Habibi Silent Achiever Silent Achiever Neo Silent Achiever Rollout The Carpet Sacred Falls Southern Lord Artistic Quintessential
2011 Knight's Tour Jimmy Choux Icepin President Lincoln Jimmy Choux Planet Rock Rock "n" Pop Distill Midnight Oil Dating
2010 Jimmy Choux Zarzuela not raced Barside Military Move King's Rose Jimmy Choux We Can Say It Now Keep The Peace Keep The Peace
2009 Zarzuela Easy Ryder Joey Massino Keyora Coniston Bluebird Katie Lee Katie Lee Eileen Dubh Jungle Rocket Glamourous Girl
2008 Le Baron Nom Du Jeu Tell A Tale Skirmish C'est La Guerre Daffodil Tell A Tale Altered Image Boundless Keepa Cruisin
2007 Prince Kaapstad Upside Of Anger Alamosa Rios Redoute's Dancer Insouciant The Pooka Keepa Cruisin Princess Coup Princess Coup
2006 Santagostino Wahid Veloce Bella Jokers Wild Wahid Dorabella Magic Cape Porotene Gem Legs Out Of Align
2005 Sculptor not raced Pulcinella Darci Brahma not raced Seachange Darci Brahma Wahid Justa Tad Senorita Dane
2004 Magnetism Sista Mandela Ambitious Owner Xcellent Justa Tad Clean Sweep Ambitious Owner Wharite Princess Pride Of The Class
2003 Bridie Belle Philamor Philamor Kainui Belle Cut the Cake Taatletail King's Chapel Russian Pearl Bramble Ross Lonestar Lady
2002 Sparkling Star Super Kid St Reims Jack The Stripper St Reims The Jewel Hustler Bunker Vapour Trail not raced
2001 Leica Guv Athens Leica Guv I Rock My World Leica Guv Final Destination Master Belt Final Destination Tapildo Blackfock College
2000 Millennium La Bella Dama Danamite Spring Rain Hail Elevenses Tit For Taat Tit for Taat She's Country Singalong
1999 Marrok Hades Ad Alta Buzz Lightyear Buzz Lightyear Savannah Success Thee Old Dragon
1998 El Duce So Casual Pace Invader Danske Tobruk Tycoon Lil Pace Invader
1997 Old Tawny Zonda Tycoon Lil Foxwood Love De Tor Sawatdee Alavana

Recent winners of the Hawkes Bay Triple Crown eventsEdit

The Triple Crown raced at Hastings Racecourse comprises:

- (1) the 1400m Challenge Stakes which was previously known as the Makfi Challenge Stakes or Mudgway Stakes and is currently called the Tarzino Trophy, and

- (2) the 1600m Horlicks Plate which was previously known as the Stony Bridge Stakes and is currently called the Windsor Park Plate.

- (3) the 2040m Livamol Spring Classic which was previously known as the Kelt Capital Stakes.

Many of New Zealand's best thoroughbred horses have raced in the various Triple Crown events. A number of horses managed to win two of the three races and some were beaten into second in the third leg. Seachange won two of the three legs of the Triple Crown in both 2006 and 2007. On 5 October 2019 Melody Belle was the first horse to win all three of the Hawkes Bay Triple Crown races.

Year
Tarzino / Mudgway / Challenge Stakes 1400m
Windsor Park / Stoney Bridge / Horlicks Plate 1600m
Livamol Spring Classic / Kelt Capital Stakes 2040m
Notes
2019 Melody Belle Melody Belle Melody Belle Melody Belle is the first horse to win the Triple Crown
2018 Melody Belle Melody Belle Savvy Coup Melody Belle did not contest the 2018 Spring Classic
2017 Close Up Gingernuts Wait a Sec
2016 Kawi Kawi Willie Cazals Kawi did not contest the 2016 Spring Classic
2015 Kawi Julinsky Prince Addictive Habit
2014 I do Pure Champion Costume
2013 Survived Xanadu Ransomed
2012 Ocean Park Mufhasa Shez Sinsational
2011 Mufhasa Jimmy Choux Jimmy Choux Jimmy Choux was 2nd to Mufhasa by 1.8 lengths in the Makfi Challenge Stakes
2010 Keep the Peace Wall Street Wall Street Wall Street was 2nd to Keep the Peace in the Mudgway by 0.1 lengths
2009 Tavistock Daffodil Vosne Romanee
2008 Fritzy Boy Princess Coup Princess Coup Princess Coup was 9th, by 5.1 lengths to Fritzy Boy
2007 Seachange Seachange Princess Coup Seachange was 4th by 0.3 lengths to Princess Coup
2006 Seachange Seachange Legs Seachange was 3rd by 0.9 lengths to Legs
2005 Xcellent Miss Potential Xcellent Xcellent did not contest the 2005 Stony Bridge Stakes
2004 Starcraft Starcraft Balmuse Starcraft was placed 2nd to Balmuse by 2.3 lengths
2003 Miss Potential Irish Rover Distinctly Secret Due to bad weather the Mudgway was raced at Wanganui and the Windsor Park at Otaki
2002 Sunline Hello Dolly Prized Gem
2001 Fritz Hello Dolly Cinder Bella
2000 Cent Home The Message The Message The Message was 10th in the Mudgway Stakes

Notable siresEdit

Horse
Born
Sire
Dam
Grandsire
Damsire
Key Progeny
Notes
Foxbridge 1930 Foxlaw Bridgemount Son In Law (GB) Bridge Of Earn (GB) Damsire of: Hi Jinz, Hiraji, Silver Knight The Foxbridge Plate is raced at Te Rapa over 1200m
Sir Tristram 1971-1997 Sir Ivor (USA) Isolt Sir Gayford Round Table (USA) Brew, Empire Rose, Grosvenor, Gurner's Lane, Marauding, Tristarc, Zabeel,
Volksraad 1998-2011 Green Desert (USA) Celtic Assembly Danzig (USA) Secretariat Sir Slick, Military Move, Torlesse
Zabeel 1986-2015 Sir Tristram Lady Giselle Sir Ivor Nureyev Might and Power, Octagonal, Savabeel, Lonhro The Zabeel Classic is raced at Ellerslie
Zamazaan 1965-1990 Exbury Toyama Le Haar Tulyar Beau Zam, Gelsomino, Good Lord, Lord Reims

The Messara Report and the New Zealand Government's racing industry reformsEdit

In April 2018 the New Zealand Government Minister for Racing, Rt Hon Winston Peters appointed an Australian, John Messara, to review the New Zealand racing industry’s governance structures, and provide recommendations on future directions for the industry.

On 30 August 2018, the Minister released the report ("the Messara Report)[17].

There was considerable media commentary regards the proposed closure of racetracks in smaller centres.[18] During October 2018 feedback on the Messara Review was sought. In November 2018 a summary report of the submissions was compiled[19].

On 13 December 2018 the Minister for Racing announced a five-member Ministerial Advisory Committee to inform next steps on the Messara Review. Mr Peters appointed Dean McKenzie as Chair, supported by Committee members Bill Birnie, Liz Dawson, Kristy McDonald and Sir Peter Vela[20].

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing's (NZTR) Venue Plan was released in January 2019. The Report recommended:

  • reducing the number of thoroughbred race tracks nationally from 48 to 27 by 2030.
  • racing licences not be allocated to Stratford, Blenheim, Wairoa, Reefton, Hokitika, Waimate, Winton, Dargaville, Thames and Wyndham in the 2019/20 racing season.
  • the Stratford Racing Club track close and its race meeting be held at the Pukekura Raceway in New Plymouth.[21]

Feedback on the document was sought, with nine regional meetings held and 75 written submissions received. NZTR chief executive Bernard Saundry said the NZTR board considered the feedback and decided the Wairoa, Blenheim and Reefton tracks would receive a reprieve, for the 2019-20 season at least.[22]

On 17 April 2019, the Minister for Racing announced that the New Zealand Government's Cabinet had agreed to the overall intent of the Messara Report and plans to implement reforms through two Bills to amend the Racing Act 2003. The first Bill, planned to be enacted by 1 July 2019, was to begin the process of structural reform and provide financial relief to the industry[23].

On 20 June 2019 the Racing Reform Bill passed its third reading and final reading in Parliament[24].

On 5 December 2019 the Minister for Racing introduced the Racing Industry Bill as the Government’s final legislative response to the recommendations of the Messara Report[25]. It was reported in the media that the Bill extinguished the freehold property rights of local racing club owners who would be forced to sell their courses, money from any sales would not be used in that community but instead transferred to develop clubs in bigger centres elsewhere.[26]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12088993
  3. ^ https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/238767/jockey-lisa-allpress-makes-history-in-saudi-arabia
  4. ^ https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/racing/119949865/lisa-allpress-becomes-first-female-jockey-to-ride-a-winner-in-saudi-arabia
  5. ^ "Melbourne Cup 2019 full guide: Kiwi connections, prizemoney, livestream". Stuff. November 5, 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  6. ^ Racetrack Sires 2009, June/August, 2009, Record season for the New Zealand breed, p.52
  7. ^ Matthews, Jane (December 9, 2019). "Stratford loses traditional Christmas period event to New Plymouth Raceway". Stuff. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  8. ^ Haworth, Dianne (2016). Give a man a horse. Auckland, New Zealand: Harper Collins. ISBN 9781775491347.
  9. ^ Costello, John (1979). The Linda Jones Story. Auckland, New Zealand: Moa Publications. ISBN 9780908570324.
  10. ^ Haworth, Dianne (2004). Tears in the Wind: The Lance O'Sullivan story. Auckland, New Zealand: Harper Collins. ISBN 9781869505318.
  11. ^ https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/racing/88315225/recordsetting-jockey-david-walsh-hangs-up-his-saddle
  12. ^ https://loveracing.nz/News/20630/ChampionJockeyDavidWalshRetires.aspx
  13. ^ https://loveracing.nz/News/20630/ChampionJockeyDavidWalshRetires.aspx
  14. ^ Lichter, Barry (December 31, 2014). "Champion stallion O'Reilly found dead". Stuff. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  15. ^ http://www.racinghalloffame.co.nz/Inductee-Videos/Horses/Breeding-Horses/O-Reilly
  16. ^ The Phar Lap Story. Wilkinson, Michael. Budget Books Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia.
  17. ^ https://www.dia.govt.nz/vwluResources/Racing-Report-August-2018/$file/Review-of-the-NZ-Racing-Industry-Report.pdf
  18. ^ Mitchell, Stephanie (September 16, 2018). "Messara Report a 'gun to the head' for racing clubs who own their land". Stuff. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  19. ^ https://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/Files/Racing-Review/$file/Racing-Review-submission-summary-report.pdf
  20. ^ https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/racing-ministerial-advisory-committee
  21. ^ Watson, Mike (January 29, 2019). "Stratford and Hāwera racetracks facing axe under NZTR proposals". Stuff. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  22. ^ "Stratford Racing Club not closing, says president John Gray". The New Zealand Herald. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  23. ^ https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/next-steps-racing-industry-reform
  24. ^ https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/racing-reform-bill-passes-third-reading
  25. ^ https://www.dia.govt.nz/Racing-review
  26. ^ Watson, Mike (January 14, 2020). "Proposed new racing industry reforms will take money from sale of Stratford freehold track". Stuff. Retrieved 25 January 2020.

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  • N.Z. Thoroughbred Racing Inc.
  • Gambling and the TAB (Totalisator Agency Board) in New Zealand
  • Hall of Fame profiles
  • http://wellingtonracing.co.nz/feature-races-and-results.aspx
  • http://www.racenet.com.au
  • http://www.nzracing.co.nz
  • http://www.tab.co.nz
  • http://www.racebase.co.nz
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