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NZTBA scholarship winner launches new venture

Respected industry player Bruce Slade is diversifying his involvement in the thoroughbred world, launching new venture Kestrel Thoroughbreds alongside an ongoing role with Newgate Farm. NewRead more

Scorpz salutes in Group Three for Jomara

A colt who failed to meet his reserve at Karaka in 2018 is rewarding his breeders Jomara Bloodstock Limited with a bit of excitement and a group of their mates with a load of fun. The colt ScorpzRead more

White Robe celebrates Jericho Cup quinella

Sunday’s A$300,000 Jericho Cup (4600m) delivered a dream result for White Robe Lodge, but the iconic farm’s proprietor Brian Anderton was left lamenting the one that got away. In an entirelyRead more

Kiwi Bred 2019 Episode 4

Kiwi Bred takes a look at the rise of the online auction in NZ, spend 60 seconds with Te Akau’s David Ellis, pay tribute to Sacred Falls, follow the origin story of Surprise Baby and introduce CaseRead more

Waikato Stud mourn the loss of Sacred Falls

The Chittick family and the team at Waikato Stud are in mourning after the shock loss of their best mate and emerging young stallion, Sacred Falls. The Waikato Stud veterinary team identified anRead more

Buckinghams add another Group winner to their book

Clyde and Pat Buckingham know what it feels like to breed a Group Winner. Operating under their Emblem Ltd banner they have bred the likes of three time Group One winner Sangster (Savabeel x QuintaRead more

Yearn - just the tonic for the Lupton's

The after effect of some vigorous celebrations the night before had Matamata resident Mark Lupton feeling a little weary on Sunday morning but still in a state of elation after Yearn, the bonny mare Read more

Per Incanto in demand at Karaka

Cambridge Bloodstock agent Garry Carvell has had plenty of success with progeny of Per Incanto he has acquired from Karaka, and he went back to the same well on Thursday. He purchased two sons byRead more

Fantastic sale result for Fairdale's Duncan Fell

It was a red-letter day for Fairdale Stud principal Duncan Fell at Karaka on Wednesday. The Palmerston North breeder offered lot 162, the Savabeel colt out of Iffraaj mare Saoirse, through SamRead more

Kiwi Bred- 2019 Episode 2

Kiwi Bred travel to Surrey Farm to meet Christopher and Susanna Grace, catch up with the successful pinhooking trio of Sam Beatson, Finbarr Leahy and Ben Foote and our WEVC segment continuesRead more

Homebred mare building dream record

Celtic Dream (Casual Lies – Glocca Morra) is developing into a valuable broodmare. Bred by long-serving Waikato NZTBA members Lloyd and Heather Monehan, Celtic Dream is now the dam of two runners Read more

Loire - intuition proves correct for her breeder's

The decision to withdraw a nomination for their royally bred Redoute’s Choice filly from the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale paid off in spades for Cambridge couple Brent andRead more


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