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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.

Pear Tree prospers from trip north

Anna Miles and Michael Simpson are not afraid to go against the status quo to get results. The husband and wife team set up Pear Tree Farm in Waimate 14 years ago and made the trip north with aRead more

Hinerangi delivers special win

The Listed James Bull Rangitikei Gold Cup (1600m) carries the name of one icon of the Hunterville community, and on Saturday it was won by another. The green, gold and white colours of ChristopherRead more

Betting Levy to be repealed

Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced a repeal of the betting levy (racing totalisator duty) currently paid by the racing industry to the Crown. Peters made the pre-Budget announcement whenRead more

Blog Post- Ryan Stacey

Keith and Faith Equine Scholarship winner Ryan Stacey provides and update on his time at the Irish National Stud. As April passes by, the sun has finally been gracing us with its presence,Read more

Buyers find quality at Karaka May Sale

The New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka May Sale Weanling session has concluded with a pleasing increase in average and median price from last year’s edition of the Sale. The average weanling price reacRead more

Divine result for Koru Thoroughbreds at Karaka

Kevin and Julie Taylor of Koru Thoroughbreds sent two mares to Aquis Farm stallion Divine Prophet two years ago, and the results of those matings returned a healthy profit for them at Karaka onRead more

Preferment's first foals excite

VIDEO: Caroline Searcy talks to Brighthill Farm's Nick King and checks out the first crop of weanlings by four-time Group One winner Preferment.Read more

Group One winning son of Snitzel to Mapperley Stud

Mapperley Stud has added Snitzel’s Group One winning son, Summer Passage, to their five-strong stallion roster ahead of the 2019 breeding season, where he will stand for a fee of $8,000+GST. AnRead more

Stallions introduced and farewelled in Karaka May Sale

New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2019 Karaka May Sale is set to showcase stallions at opposite ends of their careers. Condensed into a single day of selling, this year’s mixed bloodstock sale will beRead more

Rich Hill stallions continue to impress

VIDEO: Caroline Searcy and Rich Hill Managing Director John Thompson showcase exciting Deep Impact stallion Satono Aladdin, plus first crop foals sired by Monsun sire-son Vadamos.Read more

Trelawney stars on super Saturday of racing

Brent and Cherry Taylor are no strangers to the feeling of success, 40 Group One races have been won by horses bred, raised or sold by Trelawney Stud since the Taylor family purchased the iconicRead more

Status quo for Inglewood Stud

After a pleasing first season at stud, exciting young stallion War Decree will return to Inglewood Stud in 2019 where he will stand at an unchanged fee of $6,500+GST. “We were rapt with the respoRead more
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