New Zealand is synonymous with raising world-class thoroughbreds and their success can be seen on the global stage.

From winning under the bright lights of Hong Kong and dominance beyond 1400m in Australia to the prestige of racing in front of the Queen at Royal Ascot, owners from around the world have reaped the rewards of racing a New Zealand-bred.

If you’re looking for a Group One winner that is adept at racing in all racing conditions and environments around the world, over a range of distances, look to New Zealand. 


Thoroughbred racing has long been part of the fabric of New Zealand society. New Zealand boasts world-class trainers and jockeys, while owners from around the world have recognised the benefits of racing in New Zealand, enhanced by its close proximity to the lucrative prizemoney on offer in Australia and Asia. 

Highlights on the racing calendar include New Zealand Cup Week in November, Auckland’s Christmas Carnival and the New Zealand Derby in March. 

Horse racing in New Zealand is administered by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR). For more information on thoroughbred racing in New Zealand click here.


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