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New Zealand Breeding Awards 2021

2020-2021 NZ BREEDER OF THE YEAR | Waikato Stud, Garry & Mary Chittick and Chittick Investments.

NZTBA President John Thompson presents Waikato Stud's Mark Chittick with the Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan Breeder of the Year trophy for the 2020-21 season.

2020-2021 STALLION AWARDS | Savabeel

Waikato Stud stallion Savabeel once again completed a clean sweep of the stallion awards winning the Grosvenor, Centaine and Dewar trophies for the 2020-21 season. NZTBA Justine Sclater presents Mark Chittick with the prestigious awards.

2020-2021 NZ SMALL BREEDER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Luigi Muollo | Don Goodwin

Don Goodwin receives the 2020-21 New Zealand Small Breeder of the Year Award, sponsored by Luigi Muollo.

2020-2021 EIGHT CARAT NEW ZEALAND BROODMARE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Arion Pedigrees | Opulence

Don Goodwin is presented with the trophy for the 2020-21 Eight Carat New Zealand Broodmare of the Year for Opulence, dam of Verry Elleegant who won five Group One races during the season under review.

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New Karaka 2022 Trainers Series commences

New Zealand Bloodstock is pleased to announce a new incentive for New Zealand-based trainers wishing to purchase at its National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka held from 7 to 12 March. Five raceRead more

Kaapfever Rules the roost on Australia Day

Kaapfever (Sufficient x  Kaapdiva) produced one of the biggest moments in racing for breeder and co-owner Colin Rule at Warwick Farm on Wednesday when winning the Listed Australia Day Cup (2400m). Read more

Verry Elleegant on top of the world

Verry Elleegant has been rated the world’s best racemare according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (WBRR) released by the International Federation of Horseracing AuthoritiesRead more

Vale Ross Nickel

A man of the land with good stock sense is just one-way Stanley “Ross” Nickel, who passed away earlier this month, will be remembered by his good friend and neighbour Jock Wilson. Nickel, aRead more

Further stakes increases announced

The Board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has announced further stakes increases. An increase of $2.4 million has been allocated for the period of 3 April until 26 August 2022 and includesRead more

Auckland & Waikato Karaka 2022 Yearling Inspection Tour

Bloodstock agent Stuart Hale has announced the dates for his 2022 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sale tour. The five day programme covers the Auckland and Waikato region, visiting 30 venues withRead more

Ribchester on the board with Randwick winner

A stylish debut performance by a two-year-old filly at Randwick on Saturday marked the first southern hemisphere success for Haunui Farm shuttle stallion Ribchester. Godolphin’s Plymstock beganRead more

Karaka all go, even in red

New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale in March is set to go ahead, even if the country enters the red alert level of the COVID-19 traffic light system. On Thursday, New Zealand PrimeRead more

Third time lucky for Dragon Queen

The third time was the charm for Dragon Queen at Ellerslie’s Karaka Million twilight meeting on Saturday, landing a career-best victory in the Gr.2 Westbury Classic (1400m). Since her purchase forRead more

Triumph to tragedy in Gore Guineas

The connections of highly talented three-year-old Mackenzie Lad went from a stakes-winning high to one of the worst feelings in racing within the space of a few seconds on Saturday afternoon. The VeRead more

Sword Of State back with a vengeance at Ellerslie

Talented three-year-old colt Sword Of State shrugged off an indifferent Australian spring campaign to display his true class when he dominated his rivals in the Gr.3 Cambridge Stud Almanzor TrophyRead more

Bosson and Te Akau Racing take Karaka Million 2YO

The more things change, the more they stay the same was the feeling after the running of the Doubletree By Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie on Saturday. On a night that generates enormRead more


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