Welcome to Derek Balle Racing Stables


We are a professional standardbred training operation situated in Pukekohe, New Zealand. Derek has been successfully training and driving professionally in New Zealand, Australia and USA for over 28 years. Derek is dedicated, honest, patient and his expertise in attainting the absolute best from a racehorse is unparalleled.


Set on 12 acres adjacent to the Franklin Park Training Centre, we have a large stable complex with both open and boxed quarters to suit all horse requirements.


Three training tracks are utilised for all stages of a horse’s preparation. We are located close to a straight line surf beach where we regularly work our horses, providing the ultimate in training grounds; a naturally freshly groomed sand surface each day. In warmer months, an equine swimming facility is also used as an alternative fitness regime.


Training, breaking in or pre training arrangements are available for both trotters and pacers. Derek is a specialist in breaking in horses that require extra attention and patience.


Professional Standardbred Training

Phone: +64 9 238 8278

Mobile: +64 27 431 3909

E mail: derek@dbrs.co.nz





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This weeks Starters


H.R. Waikato

Thursday 23 March 2017


Race 1 - Joemaro

Driver: Warren Rich


Race 4 - Delightful Art

Driver: Nathan Purdon (J)


Race 5 - King Of Rock

Driver: Derek Balle


Race 6 - War Machine

Driver: David Butcher


Race 7 - Bettor Step Aside

Driver: Nathan Purdon (J)



Auckland T.C.

Friday 24 March 2017


Race 4 - Kenrick

Driver: Kyle Marshall


Race 6 - Tiger Swift (E2)

Driver: James Stormont


Race 10 - My Generation

Driver: Kyle Marshall


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