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Deutsches Derby victory a coup for New Zealand breeders

Leading international bloodstock agent Paul Moroney has struck gold once again. Moroney pioneered sourcing German bloodlines for New Zealand clients back in the 1980’s and more than 30 years laterRead more

Breeders Bulletin Winter Edition 2020

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New Zealand Racing Calendar confirmed

More than 1,000 race meetings at 51 venues throughout New Zealand were confirmed today by the Dates Committee of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) for the forthcoming racing year. The racRead more

RACEFORM back for new racing season

The wait for a weekly racing news and form publication will soon be over with confirmation that RaceForm is set to return in time for the new racing season. RaceForm, incorporating the TAB’s BestRead more

Satono Aladdin unable to shuttle

Breeders will be denied access to Deep Impact’s Group One winning son Satono Aladdin, who will be unable to shuttle to Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand this season. Strenuous efforts to secureRead more

Latest NZB Update

We are currently calling for entries for the National Yearling Sales in what is a far from usual season so it is timely that Justine has given me the opportunity to include a piece in your Bulletin. Read more

Fasttrack Breeder Profile - new member Vicki Wilson

There is no denying Vicki Wilson is a world-class horsewoman and now the 32-year-old is turning her hand to developing a successful career with thoroughbreds. Wilson, who has recently joined the NewRead more

NZ Breeder of the Year Award

In 2020 the prestigious Breeder of the Year Award will be renamed honouring New Zealand’s most influential breeders over the last 30 years, Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan. Previously both theRead more

Border Security and introduction of a levy

The recent discovery of a positive Piroplasmosis infected horse in NZ justifies the New Zealand health Association’s (NZEHA) work to have an import/export levy, as required by Government,Read more

Early Education with Foal NZ

The thoroughbred industry is made up of many different sectors in specialised fields. Foal NZ are dedicated to improving the performance of race horses through foal education, behavioural researchRead more

NZTBA to host Educational afternoons

The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association will host two pre-season educational afternoons in July. The sessions will upskill and provide useful information for Breeding Course students,Read more

Special Pearl owner incentive claimed

Our Girl Gilly (NZ) secured the first NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonus since the COVID-19 lockdown. Five NZB Insurance Pearl Series registered fillies and mares put on a solid performance in the NZBRead more


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The NZB Insurance Pearl Series is a bonus scheme for Southern Hemisphere bred fillies and mares, offering bonuses of almost $2.6 million and prize money of nearly $2.8 million. The scheme includes 200 individual races for fillies and mares over three seasons' racing, with bonuses for each race of up to $20,000. The Series has been designed to benefit owners, trainers and breeders of fillies and mares running in New Zealand and are available in all regions of the country. All bonuses are cumulative, ie a horse can win multiple bonuses throughout her racing career.


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