Robert, Marie, and Charlie Leicester

Auckland awards recognise breeders

The reigning Champion Horse of the Year Melody Belle and her breeder Marie Leicester received more accolades over the weekend, at the Auckland Branch of the NZTBA Annual Awards.


Glamour galloper Melody Belle has added the New Zealand Horse of the Year title to her growing list of achievements.

NZTBA Breeder and Broodmare of the Year Winners Announced

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.

RITA Racing Reform Programme Update

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.

Caulfield WFA Championship Heats Up

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).

Roaring Lion put to sleep

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.

Mystic Journey Makes Triumphant Return in P B Lawrence Stakes

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.