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Awards Night

Avantage claims Matamata Horse of the Year award Avantage, the standout New Zealand two-year-old of last season, has claimed the Matamata Horse of the Year award for 2017-18. At the Matamata Racing Club’s annual Awards and Appreciation function, the Stephen...

Industry loses prolific Pentire

New Zealand has lost one of its most successful and undoubtedly versatile stallions with the death yesterday of Rich Hill Stud’s Pentire. The English-bred son of Be My Guest and the Mill Reef mare Gull Nook was the Walton farm’s foundation sire and subsequently made...

Gingernuts safely through surgery – prognosis encouraging

Stricken galloper Gingernuts has made it through the most crucial stage of his recovery from Saturday’s sudden injury and has been given a 50/50 chance of racing again. That encouraging prognosis followed surgery today at the University of Melbourne Werribee...

Star apprentice claims Junior Sportsman trophy at district awards

Sam Weatherley, last season’s champion apprentice, has had another accolade added to his burgeoning career. The 18-year-old is currently in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, where he and jockey mentor Noel Harris are attending the International Federation of...