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Polzeath upsets in Avondale Cup

Lightweight runner Polzeath (Pentire – Arniston by Volksraad) upset the applecart at Ellerslie on Saturday when he took out the Gr.2 Joe McDonald Avondale Cup (2400m), and in doing so became RichRead more

Scholarship Blog- Laura McNab

Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship recipient Laura McNab provides an update on her first few weeks in Ireland I’m not very good at sitting still, so 25 hours on a plane was fairly tough!!Read more

Stellar year for Trelawney continues

It may only be February but Brent and Cherry Taylor of Trelawney Stud have already had a year to remember. Trelawney Stud recorded great returns at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale,Read more

Scholarship Blog- Hannah Airey

Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship recipient Hannah Airey reports on her first week in Ireland at the Irish National Stud. 25 hours on a plane does not get you pumped up for anything exceptRead more

Dream day at Te Rapa for Rip Van Winkle

Windsor Park Stud’s young guns have dominated the limelight in recent times with first-season sire titles for Shamexpress and Charm Spirit, but Saturday was all about Rip Van Winkle. The Te RapaRead more

Scholarship winners arrive in Ireland

Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship winners Hannah Airey and Laura Macnab have arrived in Ireland and settled into their new surroundings at the Irish National Stud. Both have completed all theRead more

First stakes winner for White Robe Lodge's sire Ghibellines

For the second time in four years, John and Karen Parsons have turned a Gore failure into an upset triumph in the Listed Mediaworks Dunedin Guineas (1500m). In 2017, the Parsons’ talented fillyRead more

Curtains Draw on Karaka 2020

New Zealand Bloodstock’s 94th National Yearling Sale Series ended with the final day of Book 2 Lots going under the hammer followed immediately by Book 3 yearlings at the iconic Karaka SalesRead more

Gillovic buoyed by Wrote reception

Highview Stud’s Brent Gillovic is over the moon with the reception first season sire Wrote has received at Karaka this week. The Group One winning son of High Chaparral’s sole Book 1 representatRead more

Spotlight on New Zealand Sires During Book 2 Opening

On the opening day of Book 2 at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 94th National Yearling Sale Series, Australian Bloodstock agent John Foote continued his spending spree off the back of a strong Book 1Read more

Competitive Buying Bench Sees Out Book 1

After a solid finish at Book 1 of New Zealand Bloodstock’s 94th National Yearling Sales Series, the key critical indicators were up on last year’s Sale, which reflected a strong market. TheRead more

Racing Hall of Fame Accolade for Sir Peter Vela

The New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame ahve announced their intention to induct Sir Peter Vela, principal of New Zealand Bloodstock and Pencarrow Stud, into the Racing Hall of Fame. “Inducting Sir PeRead more


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