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Winning tip from the stables

When The News asked which of the three starting trotters Luk Chin owns and trains competing in race seven at Cambridge Raceway the veteran horseman wanted to be photographed with, his answer provided the biggest…

Waka Ama over – planning starts

Waka Ama officials say numbers at the sprint nationals which wrapped up on Lake Karāpiro at the weekend were down on previous years and work has begun to turn that around for next year.Chief executive…

A win to remember

Cambridge trainer Jo Stevens and driver Peter Ferguson combined to make it a special night for greyhound identity AJ Christiansen at Cambridge Raceway last week. Six-year-old gelding Dynamite Dez, named after Christiansen’s late father, has…

Wonderful waka

Laurie Tauroa says his emotions got the better of him during the pōwhiri on Sunday morning for the 33rd annual Waka Ama sprint national championships at Lake Karāpiro. It has been two years since the…

Waka Ama underway

The Aotearoa Waka Ama whānau is competing at the 33rd Annual Waka Ama Sprint National Championships on Lake Karāpiro, Cambridge. Waka Ama New Zealand chief executive Lara Collins says the event, which started  on Sunday…

Cambridge race gets bigger 

The Race by Grins at Cambridge Raceway will join the thoroughbred code’s Karaka Million races and New Zealand Derby as the country’s richest races in April. Waikato-Bay of Plenty Harness committed to a $1 million…

Double success for White

Waipā driver Matthew White bookended wins on Cambridge Raceway at the end of 2022 and the start of 2023 with three-year-old filly Mhai Surfer Girl and veteran gelding Sly Punter. White trains Mhai Surfer Girl…

Racing – all in a mow

When Tony Gosnell of Hamilton is not servicing lawn mowers, he is racing them, and he needed all his skills on Sunday at Bay Waikato Mower Racing Club’s inaugural Cambridge meeting at the Pony Club…

Howzak! Anderson takes trophy

Cambridge Junior Cricket Club’s 12 junior hardball teams, which play in a Waikato competition, wrapped up their season with prizegiving at Cambridge Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon. Zak Anderson took out the premium award, Cambridge…

Cyclists in Games mode 

Cycling New Zealand’s elite track riders are starting a hectic and vital summer programme with Paris Olympic qualification at stake. With the shortened Olympiad post-Tokyo, qualifying steps up a gear in 2023, with the key…

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