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Loire - intuition proves correct for her breeder's

The decision to withdraw a nomination for their royally bred Redoute’s Choice filly from the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale paid off in spades for Cambridge couple Brent andRead more

Kiwi Bred 2019- Episode One

Kiwi Bred returns with an overview of the newest additions to the New Zealand Stallion Roster and the introduction of a new vet segment filmed at Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre.Read more

Carnival success massive boost for Milan Park

Milan Park Stud celebrated a golden Melbourne spring carnival result with homebred Oceanex (NZ) (Ocean Park {NZ}) that will have significant benefits in both the short and long term for the CambridgeRead more

Dunstan Horsefeeds- Under The Radar

This is a short Q & A with an industry person to gain a little more insight into who they are….in this Bulletin  “Under the Radar” catches up with the man behind the lens - Race ImagesRead more

Fasttrack Insurance Breeder of the Month- The Oaks Stud

The Oaks Stud is no stranger to success having bred and raced the likes of seven-time Group One winner and dual New Zealand Horse of the Year Seachange, dual Group One winner Recite, and Group OneRead more

Second Oaks winner for Reliable Man

Westbury Stud stallion Reliable Man has had an incredible run this past week, led by his all-conquering daughter Miami Bound who won the Gr.2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday, beforeRead more

Spring Breeders Bulletin 2019

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Steel Stilettos going super at stud

South Island breeders Cheryl Wilson and Bruce Sheat certainly know the highs and lows of breeding and racing, and this year they have experienced them all. The couple own the Hussonet (USA) mareRead more

Waikato Stud secures Super Seth

New Zealand’s Waikato Stud has secured a majority share in star three-year-old colt Super Seth, the son of emerging super stallion Dundeel. A dominant winner of the recent Gr.1 Caulfield GuineasRead more

Melbourne Cup update for Windsor Park resident

Windsor Park Stud were celebrating an important pedigree update on Tuesday after the running of the race that stops the nation. The Cambridge farm is home to Bay Missile (Smart Missile – Aim ForRead more

Welfare - the topic everyone is talking about

Animal welfare is a subject the NZTBA cares a great deal about The furore created by a recent Australian ABC documentary highlighted some abominable practices in a Queensland abattoir and has prompRead more

Southland brothers enjoying Cup hype

The Dennis brothers are a long way from their Woodlands homes in Southland, but they were never going to miss the thrill of being on track for their own runner in Australia’s most famous race. TheRead more


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