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Overnight treble for Charm Spirit

Leading Freshman Sire Charm Spirit continued his hot run of success in Europe with a hat trick of winners in England overnight at 1400m, 1600m & 2000m.  Invincible Spirit’s highest earning sonRead more

First winner for Atlante

The ill-fated Atlante sired his first winner at Hastings on Thursday when Callsign Mav took out the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (800m). “It was good to get it done, he is still quite green.Read more

Novara Park Open Day

Novara Park will host an open day on Sunday July 21 to parade their two stallions, Sweynesse and Staphanos. The first crop by Sweynesse, one of the top Australian three-year-olds of his year, areRead more

An evening with the experts

The CMWO branch of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders, Association are holding a breeding educational evening in the Phar Lap room at Riccarton Park on August 8th. The evening will feature aRead more

Four metropolitan winners for Tavistock

Cambridge Stud sire Tavistock was the star of the show on Saturday, with his progeny Travimyfriend, Tavirun and Bedford all successful at Caulfield, while his six-year-old son, Curragh, was a winner Read more

21st birthday present delivers golden result in Grafton Cup

A bargain broodmare and a birthday present from Nick and Anne-Marie King to one of their sons produced an outstanding result for Brighthill Farm in Thursday’s Listed Grafton Cup (2350m). The race Read more

Satono Aladdin foals make impact

Rich Hill Stud shuttle stallion, Satono Aladdin, a son of champion sire Deep Impact, has made a good impression on buyers with his first foals sold at the JRHA Select Sale at Northern Horse Park thisRead more

Ocean Park hits memorable mark

Waikato Stud resident Ocean Park has brought his century of winners up in style and in good time. The memorable mark was hit at Avondale where his daughter Seductress led all the way to impressivelyRead more

Polly picks up Pearl bonus

The last $20,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Bonus for the season was struck last Saturday at Te Rapa by the four-year-old Azamour (IRE) mare Polly Grey. “It was her last chance,” said part-owner andRead more

Blog post- Sam Bergerson

Sunline Trust International Management Scholarship winner Sam Bergerson provides an update: Another month has flown by here at Coolmore and I am nearly on to the last leg of the journey.  Crazy to tRead more

Wellfield offers bonus opportunity to breeders in 2019

Wellfield Lodge is encouraging broodmare owners to ‘breed with confidence’ this year after announcing their stallion fees for the upcoming season. The Manawatu based farm will stand each ofRead more

Per Incanto’s Unicorn sprints to Cup win

Classic Unicorn headed a successful weekend for Little Avondale stallion Per Incanto when he made it two wins from two starts when successful in the Class 3 Members Cup Handicap (1000m) at Sha Tin onRead more


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