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Rider a happy man after dual stakes success at Hastings

If smiling were an Olympic sport, then Milan Park principal Tony Rider would most likely have had a gold medal hanging around his neck on Saturday evening. Rider was on hand at Hastings to watch twoRead more

NZERF Spring Bulletin 2020

View the NZ Equine Research Foundations Spring 2020 Bulletin here.Read more

National Breeding Awards cancelled

The 2020 Ebbett VW National Breeding Awards has been cancelled due to the constraints and complications of holding a large event during the current COVID-19 situation. After persevering for someRead more

Exciting Savabeel three-year-olds emerging

The huge impression created by young unbeaten Sydney galloper Mo’unga with his Rosehill stakes win last Saturday highlighted a significant week for champion New Zealand sire Savabeel, one whichRead more

Good friends thrilled with Travi's win

It might have been nearly dusk, but after Travimyfriend (Tavistock-Pineau) won the Listed The Sofitel (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday, Silver (John) Goodin was down to Pineau’s paddock with anRead more

Feeding Yearlings in the Spring

Article by Dunstan Feeds As we head into Spring there is much excitement with pregnant mares and new arrivals. However, it is also a critical time for last year’s foals as they hit 12 months of agRead more

Demand for Almanzor youngsters continues

Impressive sale ring results continued for Almanzor during the second session at the Arqana Select Sale in France. On the first day, a son of the Cambridge Stud shuttle stallion sold for €280,000 Read more

New Zealand Broodmare of the Year announced

At a small gathering at Haunui Farm, Auckland branch member Marie Leicester was presented with the Arion Pedigrees Eight Carat Broodmare of the Year Award for her mare Meleka Belle. The awardRead more

Strong start for Belardo

Haunui Farm shuttle stallion Belardo made a splash in the northern hemisphere this year with his first crop and now his southern progeny are turning heads. The son of Lope de Vega has had seven winnRead more

Hawkes Bay/ Poverty Bay Racing & Breeding Awards Dinner

The Awards dinner scheduled for Friday 18 September has been postponed due to the ongoing Level 2 restrictions.  The time frame after the next announcement on Monday 14 September has become tooRead more

Guide to NZB Sale Photos & Videos

With COVID-19 and travel restrictions preventing the majority of international travellers physically attending the sales, it is going to be more important than ever to be as transparent as possibleRead more

Lease filly shines in Wanganui Guineas

A lease arrangement brokered by Novara Park principal Luigi Muollo has allowed Sweynesse’s former trackwork rider to share in his black-type success at stud. Muollo bred the Sweynesse filly OnlyRead more


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