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Catarina thrives in testing conditions
Testing conditions that saw lengthy margins between beaten runners
throughout the day played nicely into the hands of Matamata mare Catarina as
she proved too tough for her rivals over 2100 metres...
Mighty Me on the money at Pukekohe
Local galloper Mighty Me capped a run of tidy performances
of late when he defeated a handy field of rating 75 rivals over 1200 metres at
Pukekohe Park on the weekend.
The lightly raced ...
Frontrunner pulls rank at Pukekohe
Admiral had to cover more ground at Pukekohe on Saturday than
originally intended to bounce back to winning form.
The free-going six-year-old was forced to go the extra mile
in the Mount...
Hillis confident with mare on Saturday
Matamata conditioner Wayne Hillis will line up Liquid
Inspiration in the Wharfe Bros 1200 at Pukekohe on Saturday and believes she
can continue her rich vein of form.
The six-year-old Iffraaj...
Jockeys Best this Saturday
Racing at Pukekohe Park
Matt Cameron Bowie
– Pukekohe (race one)
Troy Harris El
Luchador – Pukekohe (race three)
Jonathan Riddell Ru’mar
– Pukekohe (race six)
Sam Spratt Mighty
Me – Pukekoh...
2017 North Island Endurance Series Round 3, Pukekohe Park
Check out the gallery from Velocity News
Click the link here to see the gallery from the 2017 NI Endurance Series, Round 3 at Pukekohe Park held on Sunday 23rd July. ...
Haunui Farm Stallion Parade
Sunday 13th August at Haunui Farm
With the Haunui Farm stallions set to complete their quarantine requirements at the end of this week, we look forward to their arrival here at the farm where they will settle into routine ov...
Hurdling newcomer continues to impress
Lightly-tried jumper Fast Catch is quickly making a name for
himself in his new role.
The five-year-old took on a well-performed line-up in the
Patron Paddy’s Open Hurdle at...
Simon Evans and Gene Rollinson do the Double in Endurance Final
Smeg Racing’s Simon Evans and Gene Rollinson have been crowned 2017 ENEOS North Island Endurance Series winners, taking the final race of the season and the Three Hour series title.&...
Smeg Racing Ready for Title Fight Against Trass Family Motorsport
Smeg Racing's Simon Evans and Gene Rollinson are relishing the challenge of taking on rivals Sam Fillmore and Danny Stutterd for overall honours in this year's ENEOS North Island Endur...
Winner Takes All in North Island Endurance Series Final
This Saturday at Pukekohe Park!
Two heavyweights of endurance racing will go head-to-head at Pukekohe Park this weekend, with the 2017 ENEOS North Island...
Overseas option for Pukekohe Park jumper
A Victorian campaign hasn’t been ruled out for the unbeaten
The seven-year-old’s owner-trainer Lesley Munro said she had
discussed the possibility with Cambridge horsewo...
City Boy impresses in commanding Ruakaka performance
Pukekohe Park galloper City Boy demonstrated his affinity for Ruakaka’s
sand based surface when he dominated his rivals in a four-length thrashing over
1200 metres on the weekend.
Top trainers bring up century at Pukekohe Park
The country’s leading trainers notched their 100th
winner of the season at Pukekohe Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman hit the century mark when
they produced Chec...
Abel back in action at Pukekohe Park
Talented apprentice Tegan Abel has a good
opportunity to bounce straight back into winning form when she resumes raceday
riding for a new boss at Pukekohe tomorrow.
Abel (21), who had a s...
Flame to keep partners running hot
Further success beckons a long and successful international
partnership at Pukekohe Park on Wednesday with the promising Manhattan Flame.
The three-year-old is prepared at Cambridge by Sh...
Tiley eyeing Australian spring campaign
Pukekohe Park trainer Nigel Tiley is currently testing the waters in Victoria with promising
stayer Megablast ahead of a potential Australian spring campaign for the grey
Plane makes unexpected landing at Pukekohe Park
A small plane may take off from Pukekohe Park on Monday after it was forced to make an emergency landing on Sunday evening.
Emergency services were called to Puk...
Book closed for Haunui's Iffraaj
Iffraaj has had a standout season as a sire, which has seen breeders
flock to him in droves. As a result, the Haunui Farm stallion’s book is now
closed heading into the 2017 breeding season.
Tiley on Melbourne scouting mission
Events over the next 10 days will determine whether Nigel
Tiley will be back in Melbourne in the spring.
The Pukekohe Park trainer is currently putting the finishing
touches on Megablast...
Stunning finish fools many including Pukekohe Park trainer
A stunning final charge carried promising winter galloper
Nina Arora to a narrow victory in the last race at Ellerslie on Saturday in a
finish that even had her trainer fooled.
Irish Mist bounces back at Ellerslie
A six-week break has done the world of good for progressive
three-year-old Irish Mist who returned to the top rung of the podium with a
victory at Ellerslie on Saturday.
Pukekohe Park tr...
Lad keeps trainer on his toes
Danza Lad continues to be a stern test of Rudy Liefting’s
While the eight-year-old has won 10 races on the flat and
two over hurdles, ...
Driving ambition on fast track for SsangYong's Alex Whitley
Making it big in the male-dominated sport of motor racing is Franklin’s Alexandra Whitley. The 22-year-old is one of the country’s most successful drivers and wants to be the fi...
Another Derby Contender for Haunui's Iffraaj sees his book full for 2017
The Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) train kept rolling in Australia this weekend with three-year-old Order Again (NZ) (Iffraaj) putting in a dogged performance to take out the Group Three BRC Grand Prix...
McGregor Grant likely after Just Got Home impresses at Ellerslie school
Leading hurdler Just Got Home is likely to be thrown in at the deep end for his steeplechasing debut in next Monday’s $50,000 White Cliffs Timber McGregor Grant Steeplechase at Ellerslie.
Melbourne-bound stayer blasts Ellerslie rivals
Genuine galloper Megablast covered his upcoming travel
expenses when he banked a tidy cheque for an emphatic victory at Ellerslie.
The son of Shinko King was untested to claim the thick e...
Mare sparkles in stakes company
Untamed Diamond has further enhanced her value with her most
recent Australian performance.
The four-year-old has been a flagship performer from
Pukekohe Park trainer Richard Collett’s...
Megablast set for Melbourne trial
Talented Pukekohe Park stayer Megablast will be sent on a scouting trip to
Australia next month with a view to a return trip across the Tasman later this
"We’re going to take him...
Third G1 Winner For Haunui Stallion Iffraaj
2017 is proving the year of Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) with the Haunui Farm stallion siring his third Group One winner for the year with the Godolphin-owned Ribchester (Ire) (Iffraaj) addi...
Veteran motorsport racer Michael Draper has last run
It was the
familiar rush from behind the wheel that got an 80-year-old man with
Alzheimer's back on the race track.
more than 40...
Talseet wins the Duke of York for Showcasing
Four-year-old entire Tasleet (GB) (Showcasing) went one better than his sire in the Group Two Duke of York Stakes (6f) overnight, completing an interrupted come-back to the winners c...
Circus comes to Pukekohe Park
Weber Bros, 18th May - 4th June
Weber Bros is back in New Zealand after completing their world tour of South Africa, Europe, Asia & Australia.
Compiling some of the most extraordinary internation...
Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win -THE COLLETT FAMILY
When you see the horse float of Richard Collett’s, you get an insight to his personality.
There are his distinctive green and yellow racing colours, based on the local Pukekohe Rugby ...
Collett makes it five on southern stayer
Visiting northern rider Alysha Collett added to an already
profitable day when she guided talented stayer Bloodstream to an emphatic
victory in the Redwood Great Autumn Handicap at Riccarton on Sa...
Black type performer shows versatility
A stakes performed runner on the flat had his connections jumping for joy at Te Rapa.
Lightly-tried hurdler Danza Lad won
his event over fences on Saturday with the success in
the Porritt San...
Pukekohe Park Wedding Expo a hit!
The Pukekohe Park Wedding Expo was a hit for Franklin brides and grooms to be over the weekend.
On Sunday 30 April, the Wedding Expo held at Pukekohe Park saw people lining up waiting f...
Change of routine works the oracle for Selfie
A shake up to his normal routine appears to have lit a fire
under former top juvenile Selfie who registered his second win in succession
with a top performance at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Cole Armstrong Crowned 2016-17 D1NZ Champion
It was the perfect end to the 2016–’17 Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship for Cole Armstrong, taking both the round victory and title win in e...
Somethingvain upsets at Ellerslie
Under-rated Pukekohe Park mare Somethingvain signed off her latest
campaign with a gritty victory at Ellerslie on the weekend.
The lightly raced five-year-old entered Saturday’s rating ...
Prize money injection for New Zealand Thoroughbred racing
NZRB announces $24 million boost to stake money
The New Zealand Racing Board’s latest funding announcement
is a no strings attached boost to stake money.
An additional $24 million will be provided to the three
codes – t...
Crucial car-swap set to shake up D1NZ season finale this weekend at Pukekohe Park
This weekend’s Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship season finale has thrown up one final twist, as Pro series contender Tom Marshall has confirmed that he will be switching cars f...
Black type beckons in-form mare
Untamed Diamond’s latest success has confirmed her first
tilt at first black type in Australia.
"There’s a 1300 metre race at Hawkesbury for her in a
fortnight’s time,” said Puk...
Price drops feature in changes to SsangYong lineup
SsangYong's New Zealand distributor has taken the knife to the brand, paring back its model selection to better suit what customers want.
At the same time Great Lake Motor Distri...
Champion 2YO to stand at Haunui Farm
Haunui Farm will welcome Champion European 2YO, Belardo
(Ire) (Lope De Vega) to their stallion roster in 2017.
A multiple Group One winner, Belardo’s juvenile season culminated
in an e...
Marsh unleashes smart juvenile at Pukekohe Park
The Cambridge stable of trainer Stephen Marsh looks to have
unearthed another exciting prospect in the form of two-year-old Ardrossan who
made a winning debut at Pukekohe Park.
Stable blessed with Iffraaj youngsters
Moira Murdoch and her daughter Kieran are counting
themselves fortunate to have a couple of promising youngsters by the red hot
stallion Iffraaj in their team.
Iffindoubt is a son of the...
Champions crowned at thrilling SpeedWorks Events Pukekohe Park Final
The final outing for the 2016–’17 Speed Works Events Motorsport Championship saw a plethora of series decide their title winners across numerous classes. All but two of se...
Trans-Tasman G1 double for Haunui graduates
If you’ve been in the thoroughbred industry long enough you’ll experience your fair share of ups and downs. That’s why the weekend’s results were so special for Mark Chitty and the team...
Chitty keen on a winning weekend
Haunui's Iffraaj taking on Australia this weekend
With the first leg of Sydney’s major racing carnival, The
Championships, set to kick off this weekend, the eyes of the New Zealand
breeding community will be glued to the performance of the ...
Title fest at Pukekohe this weekend
A host of racing titles are set to ...
Collett has two leading prospects in Guineas
Richard Collett has two
chances to ace Saturday's Gr.2 Wellington Guineas (1400m) at
The Pukekohe Park trainer will
produce Top Prospect and Swissta in
the three-year-old sprint, ...
Pukekohe Park to hold first-ever Wedding Expo
High Tea available on the day
Park will soon open their doors to future wife and husband-to-be’s. The first
ever Wedding Expo at the unique Pukekohe Park location will be held on Sunday
30th April 2017. An oppo...
Country Music Festival Stampedes into Pukekohe Park
Country music superstar and American Idol winner Scotty
McCreery electrified the crowd at the first ever Stampede Music Festival at
Pukekohe Park on Saturday 4th March.
Pukekohe Park's Nick Farrier tastes first victory
Pukekohe Park driver Nick Farrier has sealed fifth place overall in Class 2 of the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship at Hampton Downs this weekend.
A win in the second race of the round g...
Over 120mLs of rain at Pukekohe Park last night
Open Test Day cancelled due to wild weather
Wild weather has caused havoc in the Auckland region, including Pukekohe Park which received a whopping 120mLs of rain last night [Tuesday].
The quantity of rain has caused floodi...
NZ Derby winner for Haunui's Iffraaj
Haunui Farm’s Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) underpinned his Group One credentials and versatility as a stallion through the dominant performance of Gingernuts (NZ) (Iffraaj) in taking out the Vodafon...
Three Derby contenders for Haunui stallion Iffraaj
Haunui Farm stallion Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) looks to have a strong hand in the upcoming Group One Vodafone New Zealand Derby with three contenders set to take their place in the field for the mi...
Rumble in the Park
Successful event at Pukekohe Park over the weekend
Thousands of car enthusiasts rolled into Pukekohe Park on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February for the inaugural Rumble in the Park.
The grassroots motorsport event ...
NZ's biggest country music festival set to rock Pukekohe
Sat 4th March at Pukekohe Park
New Zealand's biggest country music festival, headlined by two major international acts, is fast approaching, and it's happening in Pukekohe...
Tiley stars heading for Ellerslie
Pukekohe Park trainer Nigel Tiley has set three of his stable stars for Ellerslie over the coming weeks, headed by the up-and-coming middle distance specialist Megablast.
Late dash gets Odisha home at Te Rapa
A stunning finish from near last by Pukekohe Park-trained promising mare Odisha saw her claim victory in emphatic fashion at Te Rapa on Saturday.
The Nigel Tiley trained four-year-old had prod...
Four graduates from Haunui Farm in Karaka Million
The field for the Karaka Million is out and of the 14 runners, four will carry the hopes of the team at Haunui Farm who are looking for success for the fourth year in a row.
"The Karaka Million has...
Sir Linwood faces good field
Racing today at Pukekohe Park
Sir Linwood is showing encouraging signs of an early return on his investment.
The 2-year-old, who was a $220,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale purchase at Karaka, will make his debut in the Haunui F...
Franklin motorsport fans, get ready to rumble
Rumble in the Park, 11-12 Feb
A new event is coming to Pukekohe that is set to impress motorsport fans from across the district.
Rumble in the Park, held at Pukekohe Park on February 11-12, will see Meremere Dragway...
Death of Haunui Farm stallion a loss for breeding industry
The local thoroughbred breeding industry suffered a major loss this weekend when the Haunui Farm based Gr. 1 Australian Guineas winner Ferlax was euthanized after sustaining a paddock injury on Thur...
Farrier making good fist of debut season
Pukekohe Park's Nick Farrier with his Mount Shop Ford Falcon
Three rounds into his first full season of the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship, Pukekohe Park driver Nick Farrier is pleased with his progress so far, having already notched up a handful...
Quality mare for Counties
Group 1 winner lines up at Pukekohe
Consensus will warm up for another Group One challenge with an outing at Pukekohe Park on Saturday week [28th Jan].
The Postponed mare opened her account at the hig...
Haunui Farm graduates dominate Karaka Million order of entry
Karaka 2017 sale begins 30th January
With three weeks until Karaka 2017 gets underway, the focus moves from Summer racing and has started to build towards one of the highlights of the New Zealand racing calendar,...
Surprise Derby package in fine form
A horse bought for a crack at the country’s biggest pot of juvenile gold is now making smooth progress toward the richest three-year-old prize.
High early hopes went unfulfilled w...
Tiley likely to take a blinkered approach
A gear addition may provide the edge that Oscar Eight needs to sign off his New Zealand career in style.
The lightly-tried youngster will make his final appearance for Nigel Tiley i...
Collett’s 3YO’s in dynamic form
Richard Collett doesn’t lack for three-year-old talent in his Pukekohe Park stable.
Top Prospect, who is currently side-lined by a hamstring issue, is unbeat...
Have a safe and happy holiday from Pukekohe Park
Bright staying future tipped for filly
Pukekohe Park's Richard Collett has no doubt that his progressive three-year-old Florence Hill will be at her best over a classic trip.
"She’s a 2400 metre filly and sh...
Supercars top 10 photos of 2016
After travelling to all fifteen Virgin Australia Supercars Championship events, plus the non-championship Australian Grand Prix, official Supercars photographer Mark Horsburgh whittles d...
Pukekohe's Alysha Collett has saddle, will travel!
Alysha Collett’s motto is pretty simple these days - "have saddle, will travel.” It stood her in good stead when answering a distress call from Awapuni trainer Gary Vile that saw her rack up bac...
Pukekohe Park-trained Brighton scores at Ellerslie
He may be a small package but he sure packs a punch.
Brighton, the little guy with the big attitude, showed he has a heart to match his spirit when he out-toughed class mare Capella...
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Collett has a top Derby prospect
The appropriately-named Top Prospect lived up to his trainer’s expectations when he opened his black type account at Ellerslie.
The progressive three-year-old completed a hat-tric...
Weather doesn’t stop punters as the SsangYong Counties Cup Day returned home
The SsangYong Counties Cup Day returned to Pukekohe Park on
Saturday in damp but smart fashion.
Several punters braved the weather and made the most of the
Fashion takes to the stage
Results of the 2016 Lone Star Pukekohe FiF
Left: Swimwear designer Carena West, Lone Star NZ Operations Manager Wendy Zitzenbacher, Supreme Winner Stacey Hanley and Nickson from the Mai FM morning crew.
Chocante takes out the 2016 SsangYong Counties Cup
The connections of the rising staying star Chocante might have an impressive haul of silverware come the end of the four-year-old’s current campaign.
The Shocking gelding successf...
Whitley's SsangYong Bowling Strike
SsangYong Ute driver Alexandra Whitley reviews her racing in the SsangYong Actyon Racing Series at Pukekohe over the V8 Supercars weekend.
Round one of the SsangYong Actyon Racing Serie...
Tickets selling fast for next weekends Counties Cup
*Oaks Lounge now SOLD OUT
The Counties Cup returns to it's home soil next weekend for the first time since the track upgrade in 2014.
It has proven to be popular with several getting in early to secure th...
Early trip south may pay off for Pukekohe Park trainer
Frustration may lead to a Group One celebration for Nigel Tiley on Saturday.
The Pukekohe trainer was forced to head south ahead of time with his gavelhouse.com NZ 1000 Guineas hope Midnight G...
SVG secures Jason Richards Trophy at Pukekohe Park
An emotional Shane van Gisbergen became the first New Zealander to win the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy on Sunday and all but secured a maiden Supercars title at the ITM Auckland Super...
Greg Murphy confident Van Gisbergen will win V8 Supercars title
ITM Auckland SuperSprint this weekend
New Zealand's most successful Supercars driver, Greg Murphy believes Shane van Gisbergen will hold on and become the first Kiwi to claim the title for the first time in 25 years.
Beautiful Day at Haunui Farm
Clear skies and beautiful horse flesh made an appearance at Haunui Farm on Sunday for the Members Day.
Top thoroughbred stallions Iffraaj, Showcasing and Ferlax were parad...
Calling all fashionistas for the Lone Star Pukekohe Fashion in the Field
As Counties Cup returns to its home track of Pukekohe Park this November, Franklin fashionistas w...
SsangYong Counties Cup next for Megablast
Progressive stayer Megablast didn’t let his
army of supporters down when he dealt to his rating 85 rivals over 2400 metres
at Trentham on Saturday.
The stylish grey five-year-old was ...
Tiley team out in force this weekend
Nigel Tiley has mixed confidence levels about his inter-Island challenge this weekend.
The Pukekohe Park trainer will produce Showcasing colt Revered on debut in the Listed Wellesl...
Circuit Breaker breaking out on Pukekohe Park
Auckland's newest cycling club here at Pukekohe Park
Cycling in around Pukekohe is growing. In fact,
cycling is New Zealand’s fastest growing sport and recreational activity for
adults 25+ and is the third most popular activity after walki...
Irish Mist off the mark at Rotorua
Pukekohe Park-trained gelding scores first win
Pukekohe Park galloper Irish Mist made the step up from promising maiden to race winner with aplomb at Rotorua on Saturday as he accounted for a small but talented field in the day’s opening eve...
Main Grandstand Undergoes Refurbishment
This week has seen the beginning of a partial refurbishment
and refresh on Level 1 in the Main Grandstand.
From our biggest function room, the Oaks Lounge right
through to the administrat...
Feeding Broodmares for Optimal Foal Health
NRM Breed To Succeed
Providing your broodmare with correct nutrition during pregnancy
and lactation is important to the development and health of the foal.
Nutrition during Late Pre...
ITM Auckland SuperSprint
The Ultimate Trans-Tasman Rivalry at Pukekohe Park
The ultimate trans-Tasman rivalry returns to Pukekohe Park with the Supercars ITM Auckland SuperSprint, 4 – 6 November 2016.
Watch as New Zealand and Australia go head-to-head, with the Kiwis...
SsangYong’s Alexandra Whitley a budding motorsport star
SsangYong’s Alexandra Whitley has
been noted as well on her way to making a mark in the motor racing industry.
Kids Duathlon Obstacle Course at Pukekohe Park attracts record crowd
On Tuesday 20th September, cars lined the
paddocks and children were seen with their running shoes and bikes ready to
race at Pukekohe Park.
BSG Events held their third Kids Duathlon Obs...
NZ Spinal Trust Charitable Race Day
Over $12,000 raised for NZST
On Sunday 18th September at the Club's feature meeting, over $12,000 of funds were raised for the New Zealand Spinal Trust.
The day which featured the Listed Haunui Farm Karaka Classic, won b...
ADMIRAL sails home in the Listed Haunui Farm Karaka Classic
$50,000 Feature Winner
Former Pukekohe trained galloper Admiral made a triumphant return to his former home patch when he streeted his rivals in Sunday’s Listed Haunui Farm Karaka Classic (1600m).
Haunui Farm Karaka Classic the beginning of new partnership
This Sunday 18th September at Pukekohe Park will
see the running of the $50,000 Listed Haunui Farm Karaka Classic. The Open Mile
race is the beginning of a partnership between Pukekohe...
Pukekohe Park becomes home to SsangYong and LDV
12 Sept 2016
Pukekohe Park has announced a new major partner in
conjunction with the return of the renowned Counties Cup Day to its home track.
Great Lake Motor Distributors (GLMD) the importer and dis...
Pukekohe Park To Host Obstacle Duathlon For Kids 06/09/2016
With less than three weeks to go, the entries are rolling in for the Pukekohe Park Kids Obstacle Duathlon.
Following on from the success of the last two years, it looks to be se...
Community Focus For Pukekohe Park 01/09/2016
Exciting changes lay ahead
Community engagement is set to be a key facet of Pukekohe Park's future development.
Lance Bickford has taken on the newly created role of Pukekohe Park chief ...
Pukekohe Park's Key Partners 1 August
Lone Star Pukekohe come onboard
We are very excited to announce Lone Star Pukekohe as our first marketing and promotions partner
for the 2016-17 season. Owner/operators Jason & Alofa are horse racing