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Satono Aladdin Foals impress Breeders

The quality and athleticism of Deep Impact stallion Satono Aladdin’s first Japanese foals created a big impression in July at the prestigious Japan Racing Horse Association’s 2019 Select Sale,Read more

Auckland awards recognise breeders

The reigning Champion Horse of the Year Melody Belle and her breeder Marie Leicester received more accolades over the weekend, at the Auckland Branch of the NZTBA Annual Awards. At a lunch at NewRead more

Scholarship winners announced

Three young women working in the thoroughbred industry are heading overseas early next year to enhance their careers thanks scholarships promoted by the NZTBA.. The Sunline International ManagementRead more

Saturday double caps off stunning week for Shocking

Rich Hill Stud principal John Thompson was a happy man as he reflected on a wonderful week for his resident stallion Shocking while sipping on his Sunday morning coffee. A brace of Australian victorRead more

VIDEO: Cambridge Stud on Bred To Win

Watch Bred To Win's Caroline Searcy and Cambridge Stud CEO Henry Plumptre discuss Savabeel's only Gr.1 winning son at stud- Embellish, along with resident sires Tavistock and Burgundy, and the NewRead more

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Stakes winner Cooga Doon a first for his breeders

Rahotu couple Philly and Paddy Mullin consider themselves new to the breeding game, and are absolutely delighted to have bred their first stakes winner Cooga Doon (Makfi[GB]-Monachee). TheRead more


Glamour galloper Melody Belle has added the New Zealand Horse of the Year title to her growing list of achievements. The Matamata mare was an almost unanimous choice for Horse of the Year, which wasRead more

Stakes success for ill-fated Atlante

The victory of promising three-year-old filly Riva Capri in Saturday’s Listed The O’Learys Fillies Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui conjured up mixed emotions for well known bloodstock agent BruceRead more

NZTBA Breeder and Broodmare of the Year Winners Announced

The deeds of the Champion Hong Kong galloper Beauty Generation (Road To Rock[AUS]-Stylish Bel[AUS]) have been significant in the decision of this year’s Breeder of the Year Nearco Stud and EightRead more

Gifted horsewoman gives thousands of thoroughbreds a life after racing

Gina Schick has developed a busy lifestyle and business retraining racehorses for a new life off the track. The dedicated horsewoman has hundreds of thoroughbreds coming through her gates at EventRead more

Red letter day for The Oaks Stud

The Oaks Stud General Manager, Rick Williams was quietly confident leading into the weekend that owner Dick Karreman and resident stallion Darci Brahma could be in for plenty of thrills from theirRead more


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