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.


Recovery from COVID Infection for racing participants.

With increased rates of infection to the COVID19, and recent changes to the government’s isolation requirements, the following is provided as a current guide.

Further information can be found via this link which includes a tool to calculate when a person’s 7-day isolation period will end.

It is important to reduce the spread of the virus that isolation periods are properly observed.  In this circumstance, it should be possible in most cases for people to arrange other people to care for or work horses that are kept or worked at public training centres.  People who are infected or are household contacts must not attend a race or trial meeting during their isolation period. 

In terms of ending a self-isolation period, it is important to note:
If the person is still sick, they must stay home until are well and for 24 hours after symptoms resolve; and

A person who has had the virus does not need a negative test to leave isolation. If a test is undertaken at 7 days, the result would likely show as positive but that does not mean that the person is infectious.

Finally and importantly, people who have cold or flu symptoms also must not attend a race or trial meeting.



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The NZB Insurance Pearl Series is a bonus scheme for Southern Hemisphere bred fillies and mares, offering bonuses of $2.8 million. The scheme includes up to 200 individual races for fillies and mares over four seasons' racing, with bonuses for each race of $14,000. 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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