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Imported mare confirmed positive for Theileria equi

Further testing of a breeding mare previously imported from the United Kingdom has confirmed the horse is carrying the exotic organism Theileria equi. The mare in question was imported under NewRead more

Blog Post: Laura McNab

Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship recipient Laura McNab gives an update on her time at the Irish National Stud. It seems bizarre that the new normal is masks, gloves and loads of handRead more

First Crop Sire Focus: Savile Row

Multiple stakes performer Savile Row is Valachi Downs' foundation stallion. He is the first son of Makfi to stand at stud in New Zealand and was well-received covering a strong book of mares in hisRead more

First Crop Sire Focus: Almanzor

European Champion three-year-old Almanzor  will stand his third season at Cambridge Stud in 2020. Almanzor covered full books in his first two seasons at stud and will again stand for a fee ofRead more

Equine exports suspended due to suspected piroplasmosis positive

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has informed all equine exporters that exports to, or via, Australia are suspended with immediate effect. MPI have advised that a suspectedRead more

Entries Open for Inaugural Weanling Sale

The first dedicated weanling only sale is now open for entries with New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling Sale to be held on the Gavelhouse Plus digital platform from Thursday 11 to SundayRead more

Contributer heads Mapperley Stud roster

With an eye to the future, Mapperley Stud has elected to reduce their service fees across the board in order to assist breeders ahead of the upcoming breeding season. “We feel reducing our serviceRead more

White Robe Lodge release fees

White Robe Lodge have announced the 2020 service fees for their three resident stallions. Raise The Flag, who is having a standout season, heads the roster at $6,000+GST. The regally bred son ofRead more

Rich Hill Stud release 2020 fees

Despite the ongoing racetrack and sale ring success achieved by their stallions prgoeny over the last 12 months, Rich Hill Stud have elected to keep their fees largely unchanged for the 2020 breedingRead more

Blog Post- Hannah Airey

Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship recipient Hannah Airey updates us on her time at the Irish National Stud. Mother Nature has well and truly issued the reminder that she is unstoppable, asRead more

Venues reduced under draft racing calendar proposal

The proposed calendar for 2020-21 has been released today by RITA for consultation, as required under the Racing Act, with 10 thoroughbred racing venues proposed not to host racing in the new season.Read more

South Island a Source of Supreme Stamina

Unlike any other racing nation, the rugged terrain, cool artic environments and mineral-rich soils in the South Island of New Zealand gives the Southern-born and raised thoroughbred strength andRead more


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