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Ride Like A Girl exclusive

The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association have secured the first viewing of the inspirational movie Ride Like A Girl, the story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Gr.1Read more

Another Group Winner for Charm Spirit

Leading young sire Charm Spirit's progeny continued on with their fine form overnight when his three-year-old son Kick On defeated the older horses to land a thrilling renewal of the Gr.3 TattersallsRead more

Rutten honoured by NZTBA Wellington

A very humble Chris Rutten was recently awarded the John A Higgs Award at the Annual General Meeting of the Wellington Branch of the NZTBA. “It was completely unexpected, but awesome to win,”Read more

Guidelines for dealing with strangles

The disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi var. equi, or strangles, is common in New Zealand, as it is in many countries where there is a significant population of horses. The diseaseRead more

Hawke's Bay and Poverty Bay Racing Awards

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Tough initiation for Cambridge Stud couple

To say that the past fortnight has been a tough one for Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay would be an understatement. The fickle nature of the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry coRead more

Cambridge Stud Stallion Parades

Cambridge Stud will host the first of three public stallion parades this Sunday at 2pm. The Cambridge farm will parade resident stallions Tavistock, Almanzor, Burgundy and Embellish. Subsequent parRead more

Show-jumping prize paves way to Winter Cup breeding success

Saturday’s Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m) added some black-type lustre to a brief foray into thoroughbred breeding for Carole and Doug Isaacson. The time-honoured Riccarton feature was won in strongRead more

LA Stallion Open Day

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2019 Rodmor Trust Lecture Series

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Blog Post- Sam Bergerson

Sunline Trust International Management Scholarship recipient Sam Bergerson updates us on his overseas experience:  On to the final leg. Winstar Farm, Kentucky, America. After a 13 hour flight fromRead more

Prominent owner dies

Group One-winning owner Scott Richardson passed away on Monday after a lengthy battle with illness. A former stock broker, Richardson was a director of the Auckland Racing Club for 11 years untilRead more


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