Septuagenarians Sylvia and Paddy Kay, race and breed horses for the fun of it, but over the years two families they have nurtured have kept popping up with some fabulous winners for the couple. The latest star is Dolcetto (Per Incanto[USA]- Our Shiraz) the recent winner of t...
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Burgundy's second Stakes winner

September 15, 2017
Matamata based breeder Mac Robinson has been laid low with a lingering dose of the flu recently, but this week received a bit of a boost when Dijon Bleu won the Listed O’Leary’s Fillies Stakes at Whanganui. Robinson a member of the Waikato Branch of the NZTBA bred Dijon ...
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Business Operations and Development Manager The NZTBA encourages, supports and ensures co-operative efforts in the improvement of the NZ Thoroughbred industry.  A strategic review of our organisation means we have an exciting new position for a dynamic and industry-expe...
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An international Group One winner is on his way to the Auret family’s thoroughbred operation on the outskirts of Wanganui. The well-performed Unusual Suspect has been purchased for stud duty at Letham Thoroughbreds, where he will stand at $5000 + GST alongside Montjeu’s ...
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It was the Bonneval show in Auckland on Sunday night. The Cambridge mare dominated the 2017 New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards. Bonneval’s connections spent much of the night on stage as the dual Oaks winner was voted Horse of the Year, Three-Year-Old of the...
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Hargreaves off to Dubai

September 11, 2017
Kaiwaka-based owner breeder John Hargreaves was the lucky recipient of the Al Basti Equiworld VIP Experience at last night’s New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards ceremony, held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland. Hargreaves only found out he would be attending t...
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Another tight battle is expected for the 2017 New Zealand Horse of the Year title, which will be announced in Auckland on Sunday night. Just one vote separated the leading contenders for the 2016 title, with Mongolian Khan edging out his stablemate Turn Me Loose. A sound cas...
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Restructure for the NZTBA

September 7, 2017
The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association is to undergo a restructure at Head Office level. “Like a lot of organisations in this day and age we have to reposition ourselves in the marketplace to be better placed going forward, without losing sight of the fact th...
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Gingernuts tops Free Handicaps

September 6, 2017
Dual Group One winner Gingernuts takes pride of place at the head of the New Zealand Free Handicaps for the staying three-year-olds of 2016-17. Released by the handicapping panel of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing on behalf of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Associa...
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A Close Up with Shelley Hale

September 5, 2017
Cambridge horsewoman Shelley Hale is currently on cloud nine, revelling in the glory of the Group One win by Close Up (Shinko King[IRE]) the gelding she bred, trains and races with Robin Stent and the Noel and Alison Johnstone Family Trust. “It’s the ultimate prize to ge...
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