The National Certificate in Equine Breeding

This opportunity gives you the chance to gain
further knowledge and upskill whilst employed
in the Equine Breeding Industry.
Applications close: 28 February 2019



Check out the latest NZ Bred Group and Listed Winners

2018/19 Season

Check out the latest NZ Bred Group and Listed Winners - 2018/19 Season


Our aim is to assist our members and the industry in all areas of Thoroughbred Breeding. We have an exciting range of membership benefits, events, educational forums and breeders schemes which are intended to assist breeders to be more productive and profitable.

The NZB Insurance Pearl Series

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.

Hooked on a yearling

Pinhooking is a notoriously tough game but Windsor Park Stud’s Yearling Manager Alice Berry is doing her best to turn it into a profitable past-time. In 2018 English-born Berry owned a small shareRead more

Treasure find for Cambridge Breeder

Cambridge based breeder Sue Westend, was devastated when she lost her mare My Amnesia (AUS) {Elvstroem[AUS]-Attire[AUS]) foaling in 2015, and vowed to get herself another mare from that family.Read more

Dream week for Canterbury breeders

Canterbury based breeder Cheryl Wilson is this week trying to catch her breath after a whirl wind week of racing and yearling sales. Wilson and her partner Bruce Sheat, members of the Canterbury,Read more

NZTR Venue Plan Consultation

The NZTR Venue Plan consultation document was released on 29 January 2019 and is available for viewing here Feedback on this document is due by 19 March 2019 and can be sent to venues@nztr.co.nz orRead more

Mare delivers Kind Return

As the dust settles on the Book 1 action at Karaka the Drought family are reflecting on a sale that completes a plan instigated by their mother two years ago. Lot 134, a Tavistock colt out of the GrRead more

Haunui Farm initiative reaps reward for staff

There were shrieks of delight, gasps of disbelief and tears of joy from some of the staff at Haunui Farm as Lot 854 a colt by Showcasing (GB) from Party Lights went through the ring late on the firstRead more

NZTBA Breeders Bulletin Summer Edition

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Gorbachev Wellington Cup win a great thrill for breeder and part-owner

Days after the Gr.3 Wellington Cup win by Gorbachev (Gorky Park – Gimmeawink[AUS]) the enormity of it all is starting to sink in for his breeder and part-owner Kevin O’Donnell. “It was a greatRead more

Will 2019 be a watershed year for our industry?

This time last year industry stakeholders were looking forward to the Minister for Racing Winston Peters opening the Karaka Sales Series and delivering a good news speech. It didn’t happen inRead more

Garry Chittick bred Madison County takes second Group One

Tough-as-teak three-year-old Madison County became a dual Group One winner when he overcame some home-straight difficulties to take out the Gr.1 Fusion Electrical Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham. Read more

Probabeel wins Pearl Bonus and races to Karaka Million Favoritism

The intrigue around the upcoming Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) took another twist at Ellerslie on Sunday where exciting filly Probabeel laid claim to the favourite’s tag for the rich two-year-old dashRead more

Vale John Costello

A true gentleman of the turf, is how New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame’s chairman Chris Luoni described eminent racing journalist John Costello who passed away this week. That is a sentiment sharedRead more
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