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Bart Cummings’ Big Day Out

Bart Cummings’ Big Day Out

31 Jan, 2012

Bart Cummings has been honoured by the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame

The Karaka yearling sales in New Zealand kicked off on Monday but not before the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame honoured Australia’s legendary trainer Bart Cummings at a special ceremony.

Cummings was granted honorary membership of the organisation for his services …

Guiseppina Next In Line For Free Stradbroke

Guiseppina Next In Line For Free Stradbroke

23 Jan, 2012

Last week the connections of Ortensia indicated their desire to suss out Brisbane as a winter option thanks in part to the BRC recent announcement of the ‘Australasian Challenge’.

The scheme rewards winners of selected events across Australia and New Zealand with an all expenses paid trip to the winter carnival as well as guaranteed …

El Chico A Cheeky Chance In BRC Sprint

El Chico A Cheeky Chance In BRC Sprint

19 May, 2011

One of the many New Zealand horses in action this Saturday at Doomben will be El Chico for Michael Pitman.

After a highly successful run on New Zealand’s South Island the horse will run in the BRC Sprint and is certainly worth some consideration.

In 50 career starts he’s won 12 and finished in the …

The Hombre Can’t Be Faulted As Doomben Cup Hope

The Hombre Can’t Be Faulted As Doomben Cup Hope

19 May, 2011

There’s been plenty spoken about New Zealand import The Hombre ahead of this weekend’s Doomben Cup and trainer John Bary will arrive in Brisbane today to oversee the final preparations.

While he’s aware he’s running into a top field he’s making no excuses and says the horse is here in good shape and here to …

Bjorn’s Back & He’s Back For Good

Bjorn’s Back & He’s Back For Good

12 May, 2011

In the mould of Chris Waller and others before him kiwi trainer Bjorn Baker will up stumps in New Zealand in the next few weeks to have a crack at the Australian Racing game.

Looking for better opportunities and an overall change in lifestyle, Baker will move into his new home at some stage during …

Black Caviar Silks Top 30k For Christchurch

Black Caviar Silks Top 30k For Christchurch

4 May, 2011

Black Caviar and Luke Nolen, sporting the famous silks, on their way to win the Newmarket Handicap

There are no more famous racing silks in the entire country than the salmon and black polka dots worn by the fortunate jockey of Black Caviar and there’s more than a few who would love the chance to …

Kiwi Onslaught En-Route To Brisbane

Kiwi Onslaught En-Route To Brisbane

3 May, 2011

There are plenty of ex-pat Kiwi’s residing in the suburbs around Brisbane and their numbers will be boosted even further when a couple more move into Doomben and Eagle Farm.

The New Zealand raiders are a familiar part of the Brisbane Winter Carnival and they are becoming increasingly successful after the journey across the ditch.…

Aussie / Kiwi Partnership Secure Until 2015

Aussie / Kiwi Partnership Secure Until 2015

15 Apr, 2011

The bond of trans-Tasman relations is strong throughout a lot of sectors and the racing industry is no exception.

The strength of this bond has now been secured until 2015 with The New Zealand Racing Board and Tabcorp extending their partnership which allows for co-mingling of betting pools for punters in both countries.

This co-mingling …