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Climate Change - Adapt or Die

Read the latest installment in Sally Linton's series about how horses owners can manage climate change effects on their property.Read more

Banquo a valuable addition to Waikato Stud stallion roster

Champions of the colonial bred, Waikato Stud have added another beautifully bred Southern Hemisphere stallion Banquo (AUS) (Written Tycoon[AUS]-Noondie[AUS]) to their ranks. By Written Tycoon, outRead more

Online world record set as Avantage commands $4.1 million

Nine-time Group One winner Avantage has fetched a whopping $4.1 million when sold to Tom Magnier of global breeding giant Coolmore via New Zealand Bloodstock’s online platform Gavelhouse Plus. TheRead more

Mav magic claiming second Group One

The first Group One race of the season has been run and won with Callsign Mav (Atlante x Raadisi) once again taking out the Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday. For breeders Windsor ParkRead more

Avantage to sell through Gavelhouse Plus

Nine-time Group One winner Avantage, whose racing career was brought to a sudden halt on Friday after suffering a tendon injury, will be sold through New Zealand Bloodstock’s Gavelhouse Plus in anRead more

Art De Triomphe caps magical hour for Go Racing syndicates

Albert Bosma’s Go Racing syndicates enjoyed one of their finest hours on Saturday when they celebrated three separate victories including two at stakes level in the space of sixty minutes.Read more

Wakari upsets favourites at Hastings

Awapuni galloper Wakari upset all predictions when he held out hot favourite I Wish I Win to take out the Listed El Roca-Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) at Hastings. Punters had disregarded theRead more

Callsign Mav defends Group One title

Gritty local galloper Callsign Mav had to call on all his undoubted talent as he took out his second Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) in succession, in a desperate finish to the feature event at Hastings Read more

Rails run aids Bellacontte to land Gold Trail

Rider Sarah Macnab produced a gem of a ride as she guided under-rated filly Bellacontte to a thrilling victory in the Gr.3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings. TheRead more

Atishu books Epsom berth

Former New Zealander Atishu will attempt to follow the path blazed by Probabeel last year and claim the Bill Ritchie-Epsom Handicap double after taking out the first leg at Randwick. Now prepared byRead more

Sierra Sue wins Sir Rupert Clarke

New Zealand bred mare Sierra Sue recorded a gritty Group One win when prevailing in the Gr.1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday in the hands of Daniel Moor. Sierra Sue, whoRead more

Nine of the best for Verry Elleegant

Death, taxes and Verry Elleegant. They’re the three things you can rely on in life and the New Zealand bred mare once again did her legion of supporters proud as she dug deep and overcame aRead more


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