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First foal for Eminent

Brighthill Farm stallion Eminent has welcomed his first foal with the birth of a colt out of High Chaparral mare Rose Meer at Cambridge Stud on Saturday. “I went to Cambridge Stud and couldn’tRead more

Wellington branch celebrates breeding success

The Wellington Branch of the NZTBA held their annual awards evening last Thursday recognising the achievements of local breeders. The event, run in conjunction with the annual general meeting, was hRead more

The grandfathers who controlled the relatives of Phar Lap

by Brian de Lore First published 31st July 2020 The grandfathers of both Nick Wigley and Victoria Woodley between them made two purchases between 80 and 90 years ago that determined the destiny ofRead more

Group One placing for Hello Youmzain

Dual Group One winner Hello Youmzain just came up short of adding a third elite-level victory to his burgeoning CV when finishing runner-up to Space Blues in Gr.1 Prix Maurice de Gheest (1300m) atRead more

NZTR regional roadshows

NZ Thoroughbred Racing will be conducting regional roadshows around the country as the industry adapts to the changes brought about by the Racing Industry Act 2020. The first of the roadshows willRead more

New sponsor for new National Breeding Awards

The inaugural National Breeding Awards to be held in Cambridge later this month will be sponsored by Hamilton based Ebbett Volkswagen as part of a new partnership agreement with the NZTBA. To beRead more

Ladd was such a driving force for breeders

Next Monday will mark the farewell to one of the unsung promoters of the New Zealand racing and breeding industry with the funeral of Ronald Walter Ladd, QSM. Ladd, who died peacefully at theRead more

Wyndspelle on parade

Group One winner Wyndspelle will be on parade at the Hawera racecourse on Saturday ahead of his debut season at stud. The son of Iffraaj will be on show to the public between races two and three,Read more

Vale Emma Evans

The thoroughbred industry lost one of its most passionate supporters with the passing of Emma Evans recently. An enthusiastic and popular breeder and owner, Emma was literally born into the industryRead more

Valachi Downs offer transport incentive

Valachi Downs will be offering breeders a free transport option between Wellfield Lodge near Palmerston North and their Matamata farm for the upcoming breeding season. The incentive is for mares booRead more

Belardo makes presence felt in both hemispheres

With just two more days until he arrives on farm, Haunui’s exciting young sire Belardo (IRE) (Lope De Vega) is making his presence felt in both hemispheres. The final day of the Goodwood carnivalRead more

Evans remembered for her massive input as owner-breeder

Emma Evans didn’t get the send-off her long-time trainer Wayne Hillis had hoped to provide for her at Matamata on Saturday, but she will be long remembered for her involvement in the racingRead more

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