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Variety and quality in Wentwood Grange draft

The Hawkins family’s Wentwood Grange has become a renowned source of quality thoroughbred talent, and their draft for the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale has the credentials toRead more

Vadamos the first of new wave at Rich Hill

Rich Hill Stud, near Matamata, is celebrating its 25th year in operation and managing director John Thompson is looking forward to launching the first crop of yearlings by Vadamos, a Group OneRead more

WATCH: 2020 NZB Yearling Sale Preview

In the lead up to the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sale Sky Racing and Caroline Searcy travelled to New Zealand to preview a selection of yearlings. In segment one Searcy introduces theRead more

Aquis’ Real Bonus For Buyers And Breeders Extends To NZ Karaka Sale

Off the back of how well received the Aquis First Season Sire Bonus Scheme was at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast, Aquis is set to offer the bonus at the upcoming 2020 New ZealandRead more

Germanicus makes fourth generation delivery

Four generations of involvement in the same thoroughbred line had yet another reward for the Godsalve family when Germanicus won the Gr. 3 Bluestar Anniversary Mile at Trentham on Saturday. TheRead more

Wrote yearlings impress ahead of Karaka

Highview Stud Manager Brent Gillovic is looking forward to Karaka later this month where yearlings by resident stallion Wrote will be offered in New Zealand for the first time. Gillovic is headingRead more

VIDEO: Kiwi Bred episode 8

Kiwi Bred catches up with Nearco Stud owner Greg Tomlinson who bred dual Hong Kong Horse of the Year Beauty Generation. The team also visit David Archer, co-breeder and co-owner of The Bostonian, andRead more

Thirty year partnership prevails

Patience is a necessity in both the racing and breeding game and these mates have heaps. Thirty years ago, six mates formed a partnership to buy a filly at the Ready To Run Sale, and found successRead more

Proud record to uphold at Highden Park

Libby and Sam Bleakley’s Highden Park has built up an impressive roll of honour in a relatively short space of time, and they are hoping to add to it with their draft of yearlings at Karaka 2020.Read more

Iffraaj colt tops Book 2

A son of Haunui Farm stallion Iffraaj topped the Book 2 session of the Magic Million Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Monday. Lot 1037 was knocked down to Orbis Bloodstock for $370,000, a record priceRead more

Entries Open for South Island and May Sale

Entries for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2020 South Island Sale and May Sale are now open. The South Island Sale will take place at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on April 17, while the May SaleRead more

Little Avondale and Per Incanto step up to the big time

Karaka 2020 looms as a bumper week for Wairarapa’s Little Avondale Stud and their high-flying stallion Per Incanto. The son of Street Cry is third on the New Zealand sires’ premiership in termsRead more


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