The National Certificate in Equine Breeding

This opportunity gives you the chance to gain
further knowledge and upskill whilst employed
in the Equine Breeding Industry.
Applications close: 28 February 2019



Check out the latest NZ Bred Group and Listed Winners

2018/19 Season

Check out the latest NZ Bred Group and Listed Winners - 2018/19 Season


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.

Garry Chittick bred Madison County takes second Group One

Tough-as-teak three-year-old Madison County became a dual Group One winner when he overcame some home-straight difficulties to take out the Gr.1 Fusion Electrical Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham. Read more

Probabeel wins Pearl Bonus and races to Karaka Million Favoritism

The intrigue around the upcoming Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) took another twist at Ellerslie on Sunday where exciting filly Probabeel laid claim to the favourite’s tag for the rich two-year-old dashRead more

Vale John Costello

A true gentleman of the turf, is how New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame’s chairman Chris Luoni described eminent racing journalist John Costello who passed away this week. That is a sentiment sharedRead more

Auckland Branch NZTBA Maija Vance Fundraiser

Earlier in the week injured jockey Maija Vance and her faithful dog Toro visited Haunui Farm, where the Auckland branch of the NZTBA presented her with a cheque for just over $7800. It was wonderfulRead more

Yearling Parades Auckland and Waikato

Stuart Hale's annual Auckland/Waikato Yearling Inspection Tour will take place from Sunday 6th January to Friday 11th January. The tour enables prospective purchasers to inspect yearlings cataloguedRead more

Beauty Generation - the best miler in the world

Beauty Generation is being hailed as the best miler in the world, following his outstanding victory in the Gr.1 HKJC Longines Hong Kong Mile recently. In Twittersphere he is being touted as the bestRead more

The Oaks great family produces another talented filly

The recent winner of the Listed Trevor Eagle Memorial 3YO, Espresso Martini (High Chaparral[IRE]- Keepa Cruisin) is the latest smart filly to emerge from The Oaks Stud. By the Champion sire HighRead more

The Eulogy legacy continues in Buzzwinkle

It seems that without exception nearly every season a stakes winner pops up who descends from the mighty mare Eulogy (GB). This season another stakes winner, has come to light and that is the Gr.3Read more

Bavella provides big thrill for the Lindsay's

It was a big weekend for Cambridge Stud proprietors Jo and Brendan Lindsay MNZM, as they watched their smart two-year-old filly Bavella (Snitzel[AUS]-Zonza), score valuable black type. At her secondRead more

Sunline Trust Scholarship 2019 awarded to Sam Bergerson

The NZTBA is pleased to announce that the Sunline Trust International Management Scholarship for 2019 has been awarded to Sam Bergerson. Bergerson, from Palmerston North will spend approximately sixRead more

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
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