Norris Ward McKinnon Race Day ft Legacy Lodge Sprint

Norris Ward McKinnon Race Day ft Legacy Lodge Sprint

12 Nov 2019

What a wonderful day for two ladies who give so much to the industry that we love. Joan Egan and her beloved Legacy Lodge sponsored our feature event ...

Oliveira continues healthy strike rate

Oliveira continues healthy strike rate

12 Nov 2019

Trainer Alex Oliveira made his only runner count on Saturday when Heart Of Soul broke maiden ranks in the $10,000 Norris Ward McKinnon Family Law ...

Gutsy win by Media Sensation

Gutsy win by Media Sensation

12 Nov 2019

A seven-month spell certainly worked wonders on Media Sensation as could be seen from the way she returned to racing a gutsy winner of the Listed ...

Double delight for Patterson and Collett

Double delight for Patterson and Collett

12 Nov 2019

Jockey Sam Collett and CD trainer Robbie Patterson enjoyed a good day at the office on Saturday when they combined to take home a late race-to-race ...

Smart win by De La Terre

Smart win by De La Terre

10 Nov 2019

The Rogerson team looks to have another newfound talent in their hands following the smart win of De La Terre in the $22,500 Ron Backhouse (2YO) over ...

Mongolian Heaven dictates his terms

Mongolian Heaven dictates his terms

10 Nov 2019

Trainer Andrew Forsman remains convinced his Saturday winner Mongolian Heaven can get a trip in the future after taking out the $10,000 Chris ...

Beaten Favourites 9/11/19

Beaten Favourites 9/11/19

9 Nov 2019

Beaten Favourites for Norris Ward McKinnon RacedayRace One: RON BACKHOUSE 1000Bordeaux Le Rouge Sam CollettGood run. He’ll improve with the ...

Dunstan Feeds Stayers and Sprinters Championship trainers incentive

Dunstan Feeds Stayers and Sprinters Championship trainers incentive

6 Nov 2019

Te Rapa partner David Smith of Dunstan Feeds has announced some lucrative incentives to their annual Dunstan Feeds Championship stayers series. The ...

Walkin’ By appreciates drop back in grade

Walkin’ By appreciates drop back in grade

30 Oct 2019

Walkin’ By delivered the surprise result of Labour weekend racing, when she scored at odds of 24/1 in the $22,500 Foster Construction (Rating 65) ...

Harlech Guineas bound after Te Rapa victory

Harlech Guineas bound after Te Rapa victory

30 Oct 2019

Matamata galloper Harlech added his name to the list of northern raiders bound for Riccarton next month when he dominated his three-year-old rivals ...

James and Annie Sarten Memorial

James and Annie Sarten Memorial

29 Oct 2019

Our annual Labour day meeting once again featured the Group Two James and Annie Sarten Memorial which again drew a top-class field of three-year ...

Mazzuro bounces back to winning form

Mazzuro bounces back to winning form

29 Oct 2019

It’s taken a little over 18 months but emerging stayer Mazzuro could not have picked a more auspicious time to return to the winners circle after ...

Baby Face breaks maiden ranks

Baby Face breaks maiden ranks

29 Oct 2019

After a couple of close calls and placings, Baby Face finally got her just rewards in the $15,000 Fastrack Insurance $5K Stake Top Up (Maiden) over ...

Dragon Leap opens account in style

Dragon Leap opens account in style

29 Oct 2019

Dragon Leap stamped himself as a horse in the making following his authoritative win in the $10,000 Melbourne Cup at Te Rapa (Maiden) over 1400 ...

In A Twinkling shines

In A Twinkling shines

29 Oct 2019

Jamie Richards patience paid off with last season’s New Zealand Derby runner-up In A Twinkling after the son of Fastnet Rock captured the $30,000 ...

Impressive late winning burst by Kya Khoob Lagti Ho

Impressive late winning burst by Kya Khoob Lagti Ho

29 Oct 2019

Kya Khoob Lagti Ho raw talent was clear with a superb win in the $22,500 Distinction Hotel (Rating 65) over 1600 metres at Te Rapa on Monday.The ...

Tremendous Te Rapa Winter Campaign - Thanks Track Team

Tremendous Te Rapa Winter Campaign - Thanks Track Team

25 Oct 2019

Ahead of Monday’s Sarten Memorial Race Day (and what should be the start of Summer, come on Mother Nature) we wanted to take a look back at our ...

New Zealand Bloodstock breeze ups at Te Rapa

New Zealand Bloodstock breeze ups at Te Rapa

24 Oct 2019

On Monday and Tuesday this week we were privileged to host New Zealand Bloodstock and vendors at Te Rapa. Nearly 400 horses took to the track for ...

Trials at Te Rapa

Trials at Te Rapa

17 Oct 2019

It was a cold spring morning at Te Rapa on Tuesday but that didn't shy away some of the Waikato’s talented gallopers as they look to build up ...

Ladylax back to winning ways

Ladylax back to winning ways

9 Oct 2019

Ladylax bounced back to winning ways in commanding fashion in the $22,500 Website Angels (Rating 65) over 1400 metres.The daughter of Ferlax was ...

Aligns With Me powers home

Aligns With Me powers home

9 Oct 2019

Keith Hawtin took trainers honours hands down when Aligns With Me was among the yards three winners on Friday after taking out the $35,000 Hamilton ...

Treble for Hawtin

Treble for Hawtin

9 Oct 2019

Keith Hawtin has made a flying start to his resumption as a trainer, headlined by a treble at Te Rapa on Friday. The Te Awamutu trainer has recently ...

Cameron delivers with late run with Pearlescence

Cameron delivers with late run with Pearlescence

7 Oct 2019

A patient ride by Matt Cameron saw Pearlescence swoop down on the outside to record a soft win in the $22,500 Bupa Foxbridge Village Now Selling ...

Symbio gets deserved win

Symbio gets deserved win

7 Oct 2019

Symbio capped of some good recent form with a well deserved win in the $22,500 U S Navy Flag @ Valachi Downs (Rating 65) over 1600 metres on ...

Quality performance by Chiaretta

Quality performance by Chiaretta

7 Oct 2019

Trainer Stephen Marsh summed up Chiaretta’s performance as “quality” after the filly recorded a stylish win in the $25,000 NZB Ready To Run Nov ...

It's Doable duly obliges for supporters

It's Doable duly obliges for supporters

7 Oct 2019

Former All Whites manager Ricki Herbert had a special day to remember that was completed when his mare It’s Doable duly obliged in the $22,500 ...

Beaten Favourites on Hamilton Wanderers Football Raceday

Beaten Favourites on Hamilton Wanderers Football Raceday

5 Oct 2019

We talk to the jockeys of the beaten favourites:Race 1: BUPA FOXBRIDGE VILLAGE NOW SELLING 2100Tipping Point Troy HarrisTraveled into it but ...

Impressive debut win for Green Hero

Impressive debut win for Green Hero

30 Sep 2019

The well-bred Green Hero franked the form shown at his trials with an impressive win in the $10,000 Amber Garden Centre (Maiden) over 1200 metres on ...

Smart ride from Johnson sees Kaipaki Road home

Smart ride from Johnson sees Kaipaki Road home

30 Sep 2019

Aided by a smart ride by Danielle Johnson, Kaipaki Road went one better at her third try to score her maiden win in the $10,000 Fairview Motors ...

Super Hoof leads throughout again

Super Hoof leads throughout again

26 Sep 2019

A well-rated front running ride from jockey Cameron Lammas saw up and coming stayer Super Hoof fend off all comers to claim the $11,000 Melbourne Cup ...

Waddell wastes no time back in winners circle

Waddell wastes no time back in winners circle

26 Sep 2019

Jason Waddell wasted no time getting back to the winners enclose when he booted home the Andrew Campbell-trained Peloton in the $10,000 Pathways ...

She’s A Smash Hit appreciates apprentice claim

She’s A Smash Hit appreciates apprentice claim

26 Sep 2019

Cambridge handler Shaune Ritchie was pleased his decision opting for an apprentice claim on She’s A Smash Hit paid off with promising apprentice ...

Beaten Favourites 25/9/19

Beaten Favourites 25/9/19

25 Sep 2019

25th Sep 2019We talk to the jockeys of the beaten favourites:Race 1: MELBOURNE CUP @ TE RAPA 5 NOVEMBER 2100Super Hoof Cameron ...

Overdue win for Flaunt It Girl

Overdue win for Flaunt It Girl

15 Sep 2019

Patience paid off for connections of Flaunt It Girl after she captured the $10,000 Melbourne Cup At Te Rapa (Maiden) over 1200 metres.The ...

Tweedledee takes out John F. Grylls Memorial Classic

Tweedledee takes out John F. Grylls Memorial Classic

15 Sep 2019

The feature race on the card, the $15,000 John F. Grylls Memorial Classic (Rating 72) over 1600 metres lived up to its billing, though most punters ...

Marketing & Event Internship

Marketing & Event Internship

10 Sep 2019

JOB ALERT We’re on the hunt for a superstar intern to join the team as we build up to SkyCity Hamilton Waikato Cup Day!No day is ever the same in ...

Craig Grylls wins the opener on John F. Grylls Memorial day

Craig Grylls wins the opener on John F. Grylls Memorial day

8 Sep 2019

It was appropriate that jockey Craig Grylls rode the winner of the first on a day named after his Grandfather, on John F. Grylls Memorial day when he ...

Mianjo gives Young his first training success

Mianjo gives Young his first training success

8 Sep 2019

Mianjo gave her Pukekohe owner/trainer Alan Young his first taste of success as a trainer when the mare won in impressive fashion in the $10,000 ...

Tutta La Classe strikes Pearl bonus

Tutta La Classe strikes Pearl bonus

8 Sep 2019

A light weight coupled with a smart ride from promising apprentice Masa Hashizume paved the way for Tutta La Classe scoring in the $10,000 NZB ...

My Superior Girl brushes competition away

My Superior Girl brushes competition away

8 Sep 2019

My Superior Girl duly obliged for punters in impressive fashion in the $10,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series (Maiden) over 1400 metres on Friday.The ...

Calder bags a treble

Calder bags a treble

8 Sep 2019

Jockey Andrew Calder made it a treble after Soaring Wyvern easily captured the $10,000 Amber Garden Centre (Rating 65) over 1400 metres on ...

Beaten Favourites on John F. Grylls Memorial Classic day

Beaten Favourites on John F. Grylls Memorial Classic day

6 Sep 2019

Beaten favourites on John F. Grylls Memorial Classic dayRace 1: CAL ISUZU 2100Beau Jeu M.CameronHad his chance. That's about his limit.Race 2: ...

Polly Grey too strong

Polly Grey too strong

18 Aug 2019

Underrated mare Polly Grey stepped up to Rating 82 company with flying colours as she came gunning down her rivals with her customary sweeping run ...

Five Stars salutes

Five Stars salutes

18 Aug 2019

The Tony Pike-trained Five Stars saluted in impressive fashion when he scored in the $22,500 Volare Bread (Rating 65) over 1600 metres on ...

Endless Drama wins thrilling Foxbridge Plate

Endless Drama wins thrilling Foxbridge Plate

18 Aug 2019

A copybook ride from jockey Leith Innes saw Irish-bred entire Endless Drama emerge victorious in the $100,000 Group 2 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate ...

Beaten favourites on U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate Day

Beaten favourites on U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate Day

17 Aug 2019

Beaten favourites on U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate DayRace 1: MELBOURNE CUP AT TE RAPA 5TH NOVEMBER 1600Because Craig GryllsSat outside the ...

Defibrillate opens account in style

Defibrillate opens account in style

17 Aug 2019

The Graham Richardson-trained Defribillate sprang a bit of an upset when he came off the pace to snare the $10,000 Melbourne Cup at Te Rapa 5th ...

Azabeat bolts in

Azabeat bolts in

17 Aug 2019

Azabeat burst away to a most impressive win in the$22,500 Rugby Raceday 6th September (Rating 65) over 2100 metres on Saturday.Rider Darren Danis ...

Lambrusco makes it three in a row

Lambrusco makes it three in a row

17 Aug 2019

A well-judged ride by apprentice Ashvin Goindasamy saw Lambrusco just get the nod in the $35,000 Valachi Downs (OHcp) over 2100 metres on ...

The Good Fight charges home

The Good Fight charges home

4 Aug 2019

The Good Fight underlined his untapped potential with a strong last-to-first win in the $30,000 Cal Isuzu (Rating 82) over 1400 metres on ...

Roc Cha leads home a first four for Rogerson

Roc Cha leads home a first four for Rogerson

4 Aug 2019

Team Rogerson enjoyed a good day at the office at Te Rapa on Saturday, starting when favourite Roc Cha led all the way to give the training trio of ...

Sheer ecstasy for apprentice jockey Shiarna Johnson

Sheer ecstasy for apprentice jockey Shiarna Johnson

4 Aug 2019

It was sheer ecstasy for apprentice jockey Shiarna Johnson when she led from start to finish to claim the $35,000 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate 17 ...

McNab gets the best out of Beauty Star

McNab gets the best out of Beauty Star

4 Aug 2019

Lightly raced Beauty Star may still have some room for improvement but his raw talent was enough to see him score his maiden win at his fifth start ...

No Loitering goes back to back

No Loitering goes back to back

4 Aug 2019

Trainer Iain Marks was chuffed as anything as No Loitering scored another thumping win here at Te Rapa for the second time in the past fortnight, ...

Overdue win for Wisdom Patch

Overdue win for Wisdom Patch

4 Aug 2019

After a string of close calls and placings, Wisdom Patch finally got his just rewards in the $22,500 SVS (Rating 65) over 1200 metres.The Lance ...

Beaten Favourites 3/8/19

Beaten Favourites 3/8/19

3 Aug 2019

Race 1: CAL ISUZU 1400Copper Mine Andrew CalderDidn’t enjoy the heavy track that much. Couldn’t quick off it.Race 2: WIN THE GROUP 2 ...

Beaten Favourites 20/7/19

Beaten Favourites 20/7/19

21 Jul 2019

Race 1: WIN THE GROUP 2 WAIKATO GUINEAS STEEPLECHASEIt’s A Wonder - Shaun PhelanGood run just didn’t cope with the track conditions too well, ...

Shamal strikes

Shamal strikes

21 Jul 2019

A small field of five runners did battle in the $20,000 Win the Group 2 Waikato Guineas Steeplechase (3900m) and it was Waikato Steeplechase winner ...

Debut steeplechase win for Raisafuasho

Debut steeplechase win for Raisafuasho

21 Jul 2019

Owner Ann Browne's decision to run Raisafuasho over the bigger fences proved to be right on the money with the rising twelve-year-old scoring his ...

Marsh eyes 2YO riches after smart win by Sai Fah

Marsh eyes 2YO riches after smart win by Sai Fah

21 Jul 2019

A notable gear change for Sai Fah made a significant change to the juvenile as the colt made easy work against his five rivals in the $22,500 NZB ...

Easy debut win for Anneofpaisley

Easy debut win for Anneofpaisley

21 Jul 2019

Anneofpaisley franked her trial form when she made it a winning debut, taking out the $10,000 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate August 17 (3yo Maiden) ...

Admiral goes pillar to post

Admiral goes pillar to post

21 Jul 2019

Admiral scored a gutsy win with a pillar to post victory in the $35,000 Become A Waikato Racing Club Member (OHcp) over 1600 metres on Saturday.Rider ...

Johnnie Redmond survives protest

Johnnie Redmond survives protest

21 Jul 2019

Johnnie Redmond survived a protest to win the $10,000 Happy 60th Birthday Andy (Maiden) over 1400 metres on Saturday.Ridden by Darren Danis, the ...

Te Akau Shark set for Foxbridge after easy trial win

Te Akau Shark set for Foxbridge after easy trial win

15 Jul 2019

Exciting galloper Te Akau Shark returned to racing with the same panache he showed late last year when he landed the Group Two Couplands Mile as he ...

FOXBRIDGE AGAIN IN MIND FOR SOUTHERN ICON

FOXBRIDGE AGAIN IN MIND FOR SOUTHERN ICON

9 Jul 2019

Matamata trainer Alan Tait may give Southern Icon another crack at the Gr.2 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa next month.Southern Icon ...

Melody Belle on Target for Foxbridge Plate

Melody Belle on Target for Foxbridge Plate

9 Jul 2019

The darling of the New Zealand turf is nearing a return to the track after a favourable winter preparation.Melody Belle, who is all but assured of ...

Impressive London Bound on debut

Impressive London Bound on debut

8 Jul 2019

London Bound franked her promising trial form to power home to a brilliant win on debut taking out the $22,500 Win the Group 2 Waikato Guineas ...

Cologne finally breaks her duck

Cologne finally breaks her duck

8 Jul 2019

Cologne finally broke her duck on her 16th attempt after she claimed the $10,000 Group 1 Turf Bar Cambridge (Maiden) over 1600 metres at Te Rapa on ...

Touching moment sees Sultan Of Swing triumphant

Touching moment sees Sultan Of Swing triumphant

8 Jul 2019

A touching moment saw Sultan Of Swing triumphant in the $35,000 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate 17 Aug (OHcp) over 1600 metres on Saturday.Winning ...

Massive upset by Rodmar

Massive upset by Rodmar

8 Jul 2019

Rider Anna Jones reiterated her gratitude towards trainer Antony Fuller after she piloted Rodmar to an upset win in the $22,500 SKYCITY HAMILTON ...

Helena Baby makes it four in a row

Helena Baby makes it four in a row

8 Jul 2019

A rise in class did little to stop promising galloper Helena Baby from taking his winning streak to four wins in a row on Saturday, with another ...

Pearler win by Polly Grey

Pearler win by Polly Grey

8 Jul 2019

Polly Grey became the latest winner of an NZB Pearl Insurance bonus with a straightforward win in the $25,000 NZB INSURANCE PEARL SERIES RACE (Rating ...

Wooden Edge appreciates drop back in grade

Wooden Edge appreciates drop back in grade

8 Jul 2019

Winter specialist Wooden Edge appreciated the massive drop in grade and the apprentice claim to stylishly win the $22,500 RED CABS - YOUR BEST BET ...

Beaten Favourites 6/7/19

Beaten Favourites 6/7/19

6 Jul 2019

Race 1: WIN THE GROUP 2 WAIKATO GUINEAS 1200Flaunting Sam Spratt"She went good. She wasn’t happy in the ground but when she got out, she hit ...

Grp2 U S NAVY FLAG FOXBRIDGE PLATE

Grp2 U S NAVY FLAG FOXBRIDGE PLATE

28 Jun 2019

The Waikato Racing Club is delighted to announce a three-year partnership with thoroughbred stud Valachi Downs. Synonymous for producing quality ...

New Website Launch

New Website Launch

19 Jun 2019

The Team at the Waikato Racing Club are excited to have partnered with Website Angels to bring to life a new and improved platform for the Waikato ...

Bright future anticipated for Super Hoof

Bright future anticipated for Super Hoof

11 Jun 2019

Matamata trainer Glenn Old believes he has another talented stayer in Super Hoof, after the son of Cape Blanco raced away to an emphatic win in the ...

Sultan Of Swing goes two for two at Te Rapa

Sultan Of Swing goes two for two at Te Rapa

11 Jun 2019

Sultan of Swing defied the pattern of racing in testing conditions on Saturday, to take victory in the $35,000 Book Your Xmas Do @Te Rapa (OHcp) over ...

Tough Scarfi goes back to back

Tough Scarfi goes back to back

11 Jun 2019

Scarfi continued her rampant form with another strong win, taking honours in the $11,000 Bupa Care Services (Rating 72) over 1200 metres at Te Rapa ...

Codecracker blows rivals away

Codecracker blows rivals away

11 Jun 2019

Codecracker impressively won the $10,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series (Rating 65) over 1400 metres and by doing so picked up the Pearl Series ...

Birdsong makes winning debut

Birdsong makes winning debut

11 Jun 2019

Well regarded Birdsong made a winning debut in the $22,500 Skycity Hamilton (2YO) over 1200 at Te Rapa on Saturday.The two-year-old daughter of ...

Strong win by honest Gabriel

Strong win by honest Gabriel

11 Jun 2019

A drop back to an easier grade saw honest campaigner Gabriel record his second win after taking out the $22,500 Fosters Construction over 2100 metres ...

Italian Lover brushes competition away

Italian Lover brushes competition away

11 Jun 2019

Central Districts visitor Italian Lover continued her rich rein of form when winning the $30,000 Become A Waikato Racing Club Member (Rating 82) over ...