Tune in to our weekly podcast with Emily Bosson as she gets the inside word on all things breeding and racing.
Classy Catalyst the One to Watch
Clayton Chipperfield continues to progress in his training career after three year old rising star Catalyst dominated his rivals in spectacular fashion to take out the El Roca – Sir Colin Meads Trophy at the Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday last week. Emily managed to catch up with the Te Awamutu based trainer to relive the impressive win and reflects back on his initiation to Thoroughbred Racing.
Broadcasting Takeover at Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday
Ian Smith will be taking time away from calling cricket and rugby in a commentary takeover for the Tarzino Trophy TAB Daffodil Raceday!
Emily caught up with the broadcasting legend as he swaps pitch for turf at the special charity event in Hawkes Bay on Saturday. Ian reflects on his memorable career in sports and his ongoing involvement and passion for Thoroughbred Racing. Ian will be broadcasting next to long-time colleague Grant Nisbett calling the El Roca - Sir Colin Meads Trophy in Race 5, a race on the cards that shouldn’t be missed.
Kiwi Conquers Worlds Longest Race
Emily joins expat kiwi Justine Hales who took up a unique racing challenge and celebrates finishing an astonishing third place in the world’s longest and toughest race for charity, the 1000km Mongol Derby.
Hales, who recently managed the pre-training operation for leading Australian trainers, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace reflects on the physically demanding race across Mongolia and sets her sights on the next stage in her training career.
NZ will always be home for Donna Logan but the future looks bright in Singapore
This week Emily checks in with the successful kiwi expat Donna Logan whose transfer to Singapore was a challenge she was ready for and having been there 18 months now she has a couple goals on her bucket list including to become the first female trainer to have a female jockey win a race for her.
Introducing a new industry initiative, the Gamechanger Programme, General Manager Russell Warwick and Stud Managers Callum Jones and Annet Becker discuss the concept, the ideas behind it and announce the first successful applicant.
New Kids on the Block
An intriguing line-up of first season sires will step up to the mark for the 2019-20 season, Andrew Stewart from Arion Pedigrees preview the newest additions to the Stallion ranks.
Connors Chases Fortune
It was business as usual for Wanganui based trainer Raymond Connors as he comes off the back of Max's storming victory in the McGregor Grant Steeplechase at Ellerslie earlier this week. Emily gets to know more about life on the farm and Raymond's key to proven success.
Perseverance is Key
Emily caught up with Australian based trainer Bjorn Baker in light of his victory at Eagle Farm with Queensland Derby contender Fun Fact and the recent retirement of Group 1 winner Music Magnate.
She also touches on a few other subjects including hitting Bjorn with the number one question of addressing the critical state of New Zealand racing.
Australian Hall of Fame Embraces Thomson
Recently placed amongst the greats in the Australian Racing Hall of Fame legendary jockey and expat kiwi Brent "The Babe" Thomson relives an astonishing career in the saddle, destined for success his story is well worth the listen.
Archer Aims to Raise the Stakes
Prominent racing figure David Archer catches up with Emily this week on the back of Bostonian’s upsetting win in the Doomben 10,000 David recollects his involvement in racing as he sets his focus on giving back to the racing industry with his Fast Track Insurance initiative.
Getting to Know the 'Other' McDonald
Newly appointed as Racing & Bloodstock Manager for Gerry Harvey it's a new chapter for Luke McDonald as he swaps his Stallions Nominations role at Darley for some hands-on racing action so Emily got him on the line this week to find out a bit more about the young Kiwi making it abroad.
Damian Browne Retires from the Saddle
Expat kiwi jockey Damian Browne announced his retirement earlier this week after a medical set back put his career in doubt. Browne reflects on the highlights of his triumphant career and what the next chapter has in store.
High Praises for Litt
Kiwi expat Richard Litt saddled up his first Group 1 winner when the talented juvenile Castelvecchio was victorious in the Champagne Stakes at Randwick and this week Emily gets to know a bit more about the aspiring young trainer.
Forsman an Encouraging Example
An inspiring story from Andrew Forsman, celebrating a milestone of 100 stakes wins Forsman reminisces on the days before he went into training partnership with Murray Baker, he is an encouraging example of what any young person in this industry can achieve.
An Elleegant Tale
Nick Bishara, former trainer and part-owner of Verry Elleegant, shares his early involvement with the classy filly off the back of her fiery victory in the Gr.1 Vinery Stud Stakes with the three-year-old now heading into the ATC Oaks.
Gone but Never Forgotten
After the passing of the great sire Redoute's Choice this week we reflect back on his star-studded racing career with the now retired jockey Jimmy Cassidy who partnered with the renowned son of Danehill on many occassions.
Cassidy also makes a very big statement about who the next Redoute's Choice will be, and whispers about the possibility of returning to the saddle.
Celebrating an Oaks Victory
This week we catch up with Albert Bosma from Go Racing as he shares his exciting experience winning the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks with Reliable Man filly Sentimental Miss.
It's All About the Fillies This Week
Andrew Stewart from Arion Pedigrees talks us through his analysis of a talented field of fillies ahead of the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks at Trentham this weekend.
An Interesting Overview from Woodside Park
General Manager at Australia's Woodside Park James Price talks about recent NZ Derby winner Crown Prosecutor having consigned him as a yearling as well as the Stud, their stallions and an overview of the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.
Fortuna in the Hotseat
John Galvin gives us an insight into his syndicating business Fortuna Racing and his talented mare Melody Belle ahead of the Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes on Auckland Cup Day.
Where are the jockeys?
A question that needs to addressed...where is the next generation of jockeys going to come from!?
NZTR's Martin Burns talks about NZ's jockey shortage and what initiatives are being put in place to remedy this issue.
The Love of a Thoroughbred
Successful NZ breeder Lorna Moore talks about her love of thoroughbreds including the retirement of her high class mare Lizzie L'Amour and her achievements as an owner and breeder.
Thoroughbred Industry Careers
A critical issue throughout the industry is staffing so this week Emily catches up with Lindy Maurice from Thoroughbred Industry Careers to find out what they are doing across the Tasman to boost and sustain careers in our industry.
It's Magic Millions' Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Emily catches up with Aquis's Jo McKinnon for some sales chat after a strong opening to the 2019 Yearling Sales.
The rise of Hypnos
A promising son of Reliable Man, co-trainer Roger James gives us his thoughts on Hypnos after his victory in the inaugural Uncle Remus Stakes which saw his next move stepping up to contest the Group 1 Levin Classic which takes place today at Trentham.
Santa Monica Winner of the G1 Railway Stakes
Emily Bosson catches up with the winning connections of Santa Monica, the winner of the 2019 Group 1 Railway Stakes, Stuart Hope who bred and owns the mare with his wife Cherie.
With the inaugural running of the Uncle Remus Stakes on Boxing Day
Emily reflects on what a great horse he was
It was a Phelan family affair when Our Big Mike won the Pakenham Cup
Listen to Shaun tell us why Big Mike has always been a family favourite.