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.

Per Incanto on fire

“Boom boom. Two stakes winners in 10 minutes, for Per Incanto.” That was the tweet from Sam Williams @Little Avondale that popped up last Saturday. Casaquinman (Per Incanto[USA] –Puan Silk)Read more

New rules on GST

In a recent judgment made in the High Court of NZ, it has been determined that clubs are entitled to claim the GST input tax deductions for all stakes payments paid to GST registered trainers andRead more

New horse ambulance ready for Riccarton

The New Zealand Horse Ambulance Trust has announced that the first horse ambulance will be completed and ready to commence operations during the New Zealand Cup and Show Week at Riccarton, startingRead more

Blue hen broodmare Bohemian Blues continues to deliver

A recent mid-week meeting at Counties produced two smart three-year-old maiden winners, Musical Blues and Vernanme. They look certain to go on to bigger and better things, much to the delight ofRead more

Vance keen to be home for Christmas

Maija Vance hopes to be leaving the Otara Spinal Unit before Christmas. The Cambridge jockey has been there since late September after spending 10 days in Middlemore Hospital, where she was treated Read more

Eight Carat legacy continues

Around April this year Don Goodwin, a retired businessman with a passion for horses, decided he and his wife Christine would go on another Melbourne Cup tour this year. They have been before withRead more

Our Spring Bulletin is now available to read here

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David Morris final blog from Taylor Made Kentucky

After an amazing 9 months on the Sunline Scholarship, it’s time to head home. Looking back on my time I can’t believe how quickly it has gone but I’m also looking forward to implementing theRead more

Ryan Stacey is awarded Irish National Stud Scholarship

The NZTBA is pleased to announce that Ryan Stacey has been awarded the Keith and Faith Taylor Family scholarship to study at the Irish National Stud in 2019. Stacey will leave New Zealand in JanuaryRead more

Moss'n'Dale delights Larsen with Craven Plate Win

In the shadow of The Everest at Randwick last week was a group three race worth around A$500,000 the weight-for-age Craven Plate over 2000 metres. It was a supporting race on the day, but on anyRead more

Bonneval secured by Waikato Stud

Waikato Stud has won the race to purchase the two-time New Zealand Horse of the Year and multiple Group One winner Bonneval. The Matamata nursery acted quickly when her retirement was announced lastRead more

The thoroughbred industry lost a Group One performer this week with the passing of Steve Brem

Brem at the young age of 69, died in Sydney after tenaciously battling cancer for a number of years. Throughout that time he never wavered from his love of the thoroughbred industry, and we wereRead more
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