The Day a $1.30-New Zealand Derby Favourite Was Beaten

Orchestral winning the Gr.2 Eagle Technology Avondale Guineas (2100m). Photo: Trish Dunell

Rumble - Horsetorque TV

Tagged: Reviews

Hey crew I am trying to expand content a little and have started a Rumble Channel - Horsetorque TV I have a site tour video and a video on how the number generator work,  head to and give us a follow. I will be more and more active in the weeks ahead with a few requests of some live video of the form ...

Will the real La Crique please stand up?!

Group One winner La Crique. Photo: Trish Dunell

Why barrier 1 should be seen as a blessing for Legarto

Photo: Kenton Wright (Race Images)

When preparing to ride a favourite in a Group 1 WFA contest, New Zealand and Australian Hall of Fame jockey, Shane Dye was always happy drawing barrier 1.

Karaka Millions 2024 - Analysis by HorseTorque NZ

The best on course, raceday experience is the Karaka Millions at Ellerslie and after track renovations, it’s super to be back!


For those unfamiliar it’s a 6-race twilight card with huge prizemoney for connections and an incredible atmosphere.


Hot horse racing from New Zealand is about to be served!

The next 2-months or so in NZ racing is an undoubted ‘hot’ period with Group 1/2 and high-stakes racing most weekends being served up in delicious fashion!


Those meetings will be covered by HorseTorque NZ providing race-by-race comments and full markets.

Coming up:

Happy New Year from HorseTorque NZ!

Happy New Year! Here's to a healthy, fun and prosperous 2024!

The racing in New Zealand centres in on Pukekohe today with the Group 1 feature being the Railway Sprint. The undercard has a heap of quality as well, so expect to see horses that race today filter over to Australia later on in the year! One of the super things about HorseTorque and what Gavin and Nathan have with Marvin is the ability to reliably compare horses and their ability, between jurisdictions like NZ, Australia and Hong Kong. It's gold for the travellers!

It's bloody good to be able to manage the NZ-arm of HorseTorque that Gav has set-up and a goal is to have it sit alongside the Australian and Hong Kong offering as a great source of ratings-based information for members to find winners! NZ racing has been relatively starved of information like this over the years, so with HorseTorque NZ another aim is to help bring serious analysis 'into the light' so NZ can sit closer to HK and Oz as a ...

Horsetorque NZ highlights from Boxing Day 26 December 2023


Race 1: COOL ‘N’ FAST was rated a clear 2.1f and won at a SP$3.8

Race 2: DAZZLED & ETHEREAL STAR were the early plays at odds with PETRUCCI winning at a SP$5.9 after being rated at $4.5

Race 4: WILD NIGHT was rated $2.5 and won at a price available of $2.7 when analysis comments available.

Race 5: LIQUID FIRE closed $23.10 & $5.70 suggested as a 1 x 3 ...

Horsetorque NZ TE RAPA performance highlights from Saturday 16 December 2023



Speed Rating (SR) / Sectional Rating (XR)



ZECORA 102/104

NZ Cup Carnival at Riccarton: Horsetorque Performance Summary

Posted under: Horsetorque New Zealand
Tagged: Reviews

NZ Cup Carnival at Riccarton: Horsetorque Performance Summary


Day 1: Starting strongly


The NZ Cup Carnival at Riccarton kicked off with LORD DONOVAN winning at a generous 5.5 bookies quote (and closing at $3.7 tote), against a rated price of 3.0. He became the ‘Horsetorque pin-up horse’ winning on each of the three days. Some effort from ...

Pukekohe Highlights 28/10

Posted under: Horsetorque New Zealand
Tagged: Highlights

Cognito 101/105 - Best of Day

Trigon Lad 100/94

Khan hunter 89/107  +18

Malfy Rosa 80/102 +22

Gee Cee 95/102

Gino Severini 94/101

Devastate 94/97

Kick on 89/100

Roc dancer 91/103 +12

Double Take 91/105 ...




In the heart of New Zealand's Hawke's Bay region, LIVAMOL Classic Day at Hastings beckons, offering a quality 10-race card. With a capricious spring leaving soft & heavy tracks in its wake, anticipation runs high for a potentially drier GOOD 3 or GOOD 4 surface. As seasoned racegoers know, track conditions can be the ultimate wildcard in horse racing, reshaping the odds and strategy, and that's very much been the case during this NZ Spring.

The Gold Miner

Tagged: Staking

I was chatting to an Aussie about the punt here the other night at one of Patong many bars and we got talking about staking plans and betting strategies then hot streaks and big wins. It jolted my memory about the hottest streak i had on the punt when I won 18 weeks on the trot.  Prior to that hot streak many moons back I had finally become disciplined in writing down my