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Where Champions Are Born

Where Champions Are Born is a monumental publication, chronicling a snapshot of the present studfarm landscape in New Zealand.

Well-known racing journalist and broadcaster Aidan Rodley has profiled 16 of our finest breeding establishments in his seminal book 'Where Champions Are Born - New Zealand's Most Influential Studfarms'.

With magnificent photography from the renowned equine photographer Trish Dunell and the foreword from current Black Caps cricket captain Brendon McCullum, Where Champions Are Born is sure to become a staple on the bookshelf of bloodstock aficionados everywhere.

Stylishly laid-out by distinguished editorial designer Ken Emery, this hardcover, glossy-paged book consists of 216 pages, with a chapter designated to each studfarm, documenting its history, success and evolution and giving an amazing insight into the lives of some of New Zealand's most important breeders - men and women that have helped shape the industry.

The studs range from the powerhouse stallion farms to the most influential boutique nurseries, each sharing the philosophies and events that have made them such influential entities on the bloodstock scene.

Where Champions Are Born is a unique undertaking in profiling the breeding industry and its elite participants and the book has been produced to the highest standards in keeping with the subject matter.

The studs profiled in Where Champions Are Born are (in geographical order): Haunui Farm, Te Akau Stud, Pencarrow Stud, Highview Stud, Curraghmore Stud, Cambridge Stud, Windsor Park Stud, The Oaks Stud, Trelawney Stud, Valachi Downs, Rich Hill Stud, Waikato Stud, Wellfield Lodge, Fairdale Stud, Goodwood Stud, Little Avondale Stud, White Robe Lodge.

Where Champions Are Born will be released in mid-December, retailing at $39.90, and can be pre-ordered atwww.wherechampionsareborn.co.nz or purchased at selected bookstores.