Glamour galloper Melody Belle has added the New Zealand Horse of the Year title to her growing list of achievements.
The deeds of the Champion Hong Kong galloper Beauty Generation (Road To Rock[AUS]-Stylish Bel[AUS]) have been significant in the decision of this year’s Breeder of the Year Nearco Stud and Eight Carat Broodmare of the Year Stylish Bel (Bel Esprit[AUS]-Stylish Victory), at the Horse of the Year awards evening hosted by NZTR.
It’s been just sixty days since the establishment of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) and a timely opportunity to update you on progress against the Reform Programme the Board are advancing on behalf of the Minister for Racing.
The intensity is about to go up a notch in the 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Caulfield WFA Championship, with all three of the remaining races run at Group 1 level – starting with Saturday’s A$1 million New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m).
We are absolutely devastated to have to announce the death of Roaring Lion who has been put to sleep after suffering another bout of colic in New Zealand.
Last season’s star three-year-old filly Mystic Journey (Needs Further) stepped up to weight-for-age for her four-year-old debut and delivered again, taking an early lead in the New Zealand Bloodstock Caulfield WFA Championship for 2019.