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Tapper has clear view on future

Timaru-based Clearview Park Stud will offer four lots at the New Zealand Bloodstock South Island Sale, which is being conducted online for the first time in its history due to COVID-19 disruptions. Read more

Brighthill Fee initiative

In response to these testing times Brighthill Farm in conjunction with their stallion partners have created an initiative designed to assist breeders for the upcoming season to continue theirRead more

First Crop Sire Focus: Satono Aladdin

Satono Aladdin is the only Group 1 winning son of breed shaping Japanese stallion Deep Impact to stand in New Zealand. He has a world class female pedigree and is an exciting sire prospect being aRead more

First Crop Sire Focus: War Decree

The winner of the esteemed Gr.2 Goodwood Vintage Stakes (7f) in the second fastest time in history, War Decree is a direct descendant of the globally influential matriarch Terlingua. He is fromRead more

First online sale for Mansfield Farm

This year’s New Zealand Bloodstock South Island Sale has taken plenty of getting used to by Mansfield Farm’s Kaye Sanders. The sale has been moved online to and it is theRead more

Pinhooking Gold Available in National Weanling Sale

Astute pinhookers will again have the chance to secure future Yearling Sale or Ready To Run prospects in the 2020 edition of the New Zealand Bloodstock Weanling Sale to be run from June 11 to 21.Read more

Thoroughbred Racing resumption brought forward

Thoroughbred racing will resume earlier than anticipated with the Counties Racing Club hosting a meeting on Saturday 20 June. New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) announced the move on Thursday baRead more

Walker excited about digital move

Canterbury breeder Susan Walker has been selling yearlings at New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale for several decades and she is enjoying the sale’s unique take this year. The sale has moRead more

Extended terms for RITA directors

Minister for Racing Winston Peters has announced that the terms for the directors of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) have been extended to 30 June 2021. Due to the COVID-19 crisis theRead more

Breeder riding the wave

Milan Park principal Tony Rider has had a busy time of late. Rider and his team at Pak ‘N’ Save Clarence St, Hamilton, have been run off their feet supplying customers over the COVID-19 lockdownRead more

Ellis humbled by Queen’s Birthday Honour

Te Akau principal David Ellis, who received the Outstanding Contribution to Racing Award in 2017, has added further distinction to his lifetime of work within New Zealand’s thoroughbred racingRead more

Coveted stallion service on offer to support spinal cord research

A service to one of Australia’s most sought-after stallions will be on offer in the 2020 edition of the New Zealand Bloodstock Weanling Sale. The annual auction, this year operated online due toRead more


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