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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.

Successive Success for Zed Em

Zed Em was being toasted on both sides of the Tasman when he was hailed as the King of Oakbank at the popular South Australian meeting on Saturday. Three of Zed Em’s five Wairarapa owners had aRead more

NZTBA Breeders Bulletin Autumn 2019

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The Laffey's and Who Dares Wins

There was plenty of excitement in the Laffey household in Masterton last weekend when Who Dares Wins (Iffraaj[GB]- Wee Tipple) won the Gr.3 Coca Cola Canterbury Gold Cup. “Very exciting man aliveRead more

Dunstan Feeds - Under the Radar Q & A with Keeper of the NZ Stud Book Julie Walker

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Ready Teddy award honours Olympic champion

It has been more than 20 years since Ready Teddy and Blyth Tait set the benchmark of what can be achieved with an off the track thoroughbred. Tait and the chestnut son of Brilliant Invader were atRead more

Fabulous Day at Te Aroha enjoyed by NZTBA Members

The Waikato Branch of the NZTBA hosted a marquee at Te Aroha to witness the running of the Gr.1 Fibre Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes. Around 120 members from throughout the countryRead more

Vale Trevor McKee

The racing industry lost one of its most respected and admired characters with the passing of Trevor John McKee ONZM last week. Born in 1937 Trevor entered the industry as an apprentice jockey, andRead more

Sam Bergerson's Sunline Scholarship experience continues

The second half of my Shadwell journey began with a two week stint at SnarehillFarm - the rehabilitation yard for all the Sheikh’s horses in work. There were two yards comprising a total of 40Read more

Ryan Stacey's Irish National Stud journey continue's

As the 1st of March rolled around, we were greeted with a descent dumping of snow overnight. Causing to bring the inner child out of everyone, with snowballs flying everywhere across the yards andRead more

Vicki Pascoe Service

Vicki Pascoe’s significant contribution to racing was celebrated on Breeders’ Stakes day at Te Aroha. Pascoe is the latest recipient of a New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) Service Award.Read more

Paradox and planning come together in a Verry Elleegant result

Our Fasttrack Breeder Profile focus's on octogenarian Don Goodwin In thoroughbred racing and breeding it’s never hard to find examples of the paradox that makes both pursuits so intriguing andRead more

Matamata celebrates Brutal Group One

The Matamata thoroughbred community celebrated another Group One victory on Saturday when Brutal took out the Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick. The three-year-old colt was bred by Auckland-based ARead more
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