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The Boss Looking Forward to Karaka

For a remarkable 31 consecutive years Hogan’s Cambridge Stud was the leading vendor at New Zealand’s premier yearling sale. Since vacating Cambridge Stud in April 2017, following the sale of theRead more

Throwback Thursday | 33rd National Yearling Sales 1959

The 33rd National Yearling Sales of Thoroughbred Yearlings were held at Trentham on January 16th and 21st, 1959. A total of 267 lots were sold and realised 163,840 gns. An overall average ofRead more

Beaufort Downs Bring International Flavour to Karaka

While international buyers won’t be able to be physically present at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales later this month, Beaufort Downs will ensure there is still someRead more

Derryn Yearlings Add New Element for High-Flying Grangewilliam

While remarkable stallion Zed continues to put Grangewilliam Stud’s name in lights on both sides of the Tasman, the next generation gets its time to shine with Derryn’s first yearlings goingRead more

A Whole New World Awaits Progeny of Satono Aladdin

Rich Hill Stud’s John Thompson is confident the first yearlings by the farm’s shuttle stallion Satono Aladdin will be well received as they get set to go under the hammer at what will be a uniqueRead more

Cunneen Records Maiden Training Victory

Riccarton trainer Meg Cunneen broke through to record her first victory when Mamma Sans by Tavistock (NZL)-Tanzer (NZL) (Stravinsky) won the Alex Hayward/Noel Wafer Pow Memorial (1810m) at Kumara Read more

Stakes Targets Beckon Promising Filly

Maria Farina by Contributer (IRL)-La Vitesse (NZL (Darci Brahma (NZL) kept her unbeaten record intact at Ellerslie on Sunday in the Blue Bubble Taxis 1200 and now a Group Three target beckons theRead more

Milford Too Strong in Ellerslie Feature

The familiar combination of trainer Stephen Marsh and owner Lib Petagna combined to take out another feature three-year-old staying event at Ellerslie on Sunday when Milford dashed home late to win tRead more

Time Test Set for Karaka Yearling Debut

A few months after celebrating a milestone 80th anniversary, time-honored Little Avondale Stud is set to break new ground in early 2021. Owned and operated by successive generations of the WilliamsRead more

Beauden Defends Marton Cup Crown

Exciting stayer Beauden by Bullbars-Belle Femme (Zeditave) returned to the scene of his 2020 triumph in the Listed Japac Marton Cup (2200m) on Saturday and made it back-to-back victories in the raRead more

Wall of Fame Helps Dispel Misinformation

Thoroughbreds are well-known for their versatility off the track and a recent addition to the New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) demonstrates this, along with the longevity of some of our retiredRead more

Williams buoyed by reinvigorated racing outlook

Little Avondale Stud’s Sam Williams hopes a new enthusiasm he sees in local racing can fuel the upcoming National Yearling Sales at Karaka. Williams ventured from his Wairarapa base to see hisRead more


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