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Keeping of Animals By-Law

The NZTBA is pleased to report that we were successful in the submission we made to the Waikato District Council  in respect to the proposed bylaw “A minimum of 2 hectares of grazeable land per horse is required for the keeping of horses in urban areas, excluding Country Living Zones”. The bylaw has been successfully amended and the requirements revised. The NZTBA expressed concerns surrounding the definition of zones and its impact on members. We asked that we were consulted on these a...

June 18, 2021

Peecee Pussycat adding another chapter to incredible story

Another chapter in the incredible story of a Marlborough high country farming couple is playing out through the recent achievements of the talented young stayer Peecee Pussycat (Pure Champion x Compact Pussycat). Last Saturday at Te Rapa the leggy three-year-old provided the second leg of a bookend double for Cambridge horseman John Bell. Peecee Pussycat’s win in the final race followed stablemate Palm Springs’ success in the opening event and took Bell’s tally as a trainer to 100 wins. P...

June 18, 2021

Pearl wins reward connections

Two NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonuses have been struck in the past week. On Saturday Far Site (Makfi x Perfect Vision) bounced back into winning form taking out the Rating 65 1400m event at Trentham. The Peter Didham-trained four-year-old mare had travelled mid-field before jockey Callum Jones started to move around the field coming into the turn. On hitting the straight he moved to the outside of the track with Far Site working hard to pass her rivals before knuckling down to fight it out with...

June 16, 2021

Ayrton’s success generations in the making

Three decades of work is paying off for Cambridge breeder Greg McCarthy with the emergence of the exciting three-year-old Ayrton (NZ) (Iffraaj).The gelding bounced back from his first defeat two weeks ago when stepped up to a mile in the Gr.3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, racing away to score his first black-type success by 2-3/4 lengths.It was his fourth win from five starts, and his trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr. are now planning a spring campaign that...

June 14, 2021

Mustang Valley provides sire with first winner

Promising two-year-old Mustang Valley justified some heavy support from punters when she cruised to victory over 1200m at Te Rapa on Saturday. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained filly was sent out a warm favourite ($2.40) after finishing an eye-catching second on debut at Matamata last month, which was followed up by a late closing run for fourth in stakes company at Ellerslie. Carrying the colours of her breeder and part-owner, Windsor Park Stud, the daughter of their resident stallion...

June 12, 2021

Tofane outclasses rivals to claim Stradbroke

Tofane (NZ) (Ocean Park) was at her best on Saturday when claiming the second elite-level win of her career with a brave performance to secure the Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m). A few weeks ago the five-year-old mare was at a career crossroads. Having managed two Group placings since her Gr.1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) victory last autumn, her owners were weighing up whether to auction her at Queensland's national broodmare sale. Rupert Legh was one of those keen to sell but on Saturday at Eag...

June 12, 2021

First winner for Satono Aladdin

Rich Hill Stud’s shuttle stallion Satono Aladdin sired his first winner with two-year-old colt Omiwatari winning over 1100m at Monbetsu in Japan on Friday. A son of phenomenal Japanese stallion Deep Impact, Satono Aladdin was a top-flight racehorse who won eight races including the Gr.1 Yasuda Kinen (1600m) in a slick time of 1:31.5. Shuttling from Japan’s world-famous Shadai Stallion Station, Satono Aladdin served 91 mares at Rich Hill Stud in 2018 and 58 in 2019 before COVID-19 restriction...

June 12, 2021

Waikato breeder Strykes stakes success

She may have been a gangly weak foal that was unwanted as a yearling, but now Danger Strykes (Astern[AUS]-She Is Stryking[AUS]) is a stakes winning two-year-old following her win in the Listed Castletown Stakes (1200m). “We couldn’t sell her as a yearling, no one wanted her,” Di McDonald, who bred the filly in partnership with Guy Mulcaster, said. “So I am pleased for the syndicate that bought her and am delighted to have bred a stakes winner.” By Darley sire Astern (Medaglia d’Oro[U...

June 11, 2021

Full book for Contributer

Mapperley Stud has announced their exciting young stallion Contributer is fully booked for the 2021 breeding season. Following a satisfying year on the track and success in the sales ring, his service fee was increased from $10,000+GST to $22,000+GST this year.  His progeny’s success was headlined by Lion’s Roar, who won the Gr.1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and placed in the Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m) over the Sydney Autumn Carnival. Llanacord was another exciting talent to emerge from ...

June 11, 2021

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June 10, 2021

Ancient Spirit to stand at White Robe Lodge

Brian and Lorraine Anderton’s White Robe Lodge will welcome the addition of Ancient Spirit to their stallion roster this coming breeding season. A multiple Group Two winning son of Invincible Spirit, Ancient Spirit was the champion three-year-old miler in both Italy and Germany in 2018. The handsome bay will arrive at the North Taieri property in the coming weeks. By champion sire Invincible Spirit, from the two-time winning Galileo mare Assisi, Ancient Spirit was bred by famed German breeder...

June 9, 2021

Vale Twink Allen

New Zealand-born equine reproduction expert Professor William 'Twink' Allen has passed away aged 80 after a short illness. Allen had been a well-known figure in England’s thoroughbred hub, Newmarket, for many years and is the father of Catherine Dettori, wife of jockey Frankie. A graduate of veterinary medicine from the University of Sydney, he was a director of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Equine Fertility Unit, a professor at the University of Cambridge and held numerous other rese...

June 9, 2021

Novara Park announce service fees

Off the back of a strong season on the track in Australasia, Novara Park stallion Sweynesse’s service fee will rise to $9,000+GST for the forthcoming breeding season. Sweynesse was New Zealand’s leading first season sire on stakes-winners, winners, and earnings for the 2019-2020 season, and his progeny have continued to excel at the top level. In New Zealand, Brix provided Sweynesse with another two-year-old stakes-winner when taking out the Listed Fasttrack Insurance St...

June 8, 2021

Racing Integrity Board members announced

The new Racing Integrity Board will be up and running from July 1 to ensure high standards of animal welfare, integrity and professionalism in the racing industry. Racing Minister Grant Robertson today announced the appointments to the new Board: ·         Sir Bruce Robertson KNZM – Chair ·         Kristy McDonald ONZM QC ·         Penelope Mudford ONZM ·&n...

June 8, 2021

NZTBA represents breeders in Climate Action Partnership

The NZTBA have been active working with He Waka Eke Noa (Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership) to discuss how the thoroughbred industry will be affected by the five-year programme to reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change. Difficulty arises as there is currently no emission reporting system in place specific to equines, and as a non-food producing animal little research has been undertaken to date. New Zealand currently uses a tier 1 methodology to estimate greenhouse gas e...

June 3, 2021

Sky is the limit for hobby breeders

In 2019 Wellington branch members David Price and Mark Freeman happily retired their 18-year-old O’Reilly mare Strictly Maternal from broodmare duties. Aptly named Strictly Maternal, as she couldn’t race due to injury, she had done the pair proud at that stage leaving the dual stakes winner and Group One performer Chocante and three other winners, all of whom they had raced. Chocante had increased the mare’s commercial appeal so the self-declared hobby breeders had achieved a good result i...

June 3, 2021

First Winner for Tarzino

Westbury Stud stallion Tarzino recorded his first win as a sire at Sandown on Wednesday and fittingly it was his former trainer who saddled the victor. Caulfield conditioner Mick Price trained Tarzino to wins in the Gr.1 VRC Derby (2500m) and Gr.1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) on his way to being crowned Champion Three-Year-Old colt in Australia, prior to heading to stud in New Zealand. Price, who now trains in partnership with Michael Kent Jnr, was delighted to train Tarzino’s first winner when Ju...

June 3, 2021

Piroplasmosis Update

Export of horses to and via Australia is set to return to normal with New Zealand in the final stages of having Australia accept its country freedom from Theileria equi status. Travel was halted last year after a single, isolated case of the tick-borne protozoal disease, piroplasmosis was found in New Zealand. Following the detection of the single case, New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight, IRT, the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Association and the New Zealand Equine Health Association have wo...

June 1, 2021

Waikato Branch Weanling showcase

If you are keen to see the foals of the first season sires of 2019, then mark down June 20th in your diary. The Waikato branch is hosting a parade of first season sire weanlings, featuring foals by stallions who stood their first season at stud in 2019 and produced their first foals in 2020. It’s an initiative the Waikato branch trialled successfully two years ago but were not able to host in 2020 due to the Covid lockdown. “With a good group of young stallions, and the positive response we ...

June 1, 2021

King Accepted for Godolphin Flying Start

21-year-old New Zealander Charlie King has gained a place on the prestigious Godolphin Flying Start, a two-year Thoroughbred Industry Management and Leadership Programme, which commences in Ireland in August. The son of Nick and Anne-Marie King grew up on Brighthill Farm and is a recent graduate of a Bachelor of Commerce at Victoria University, and is currently working for Te Akau Racing. The class of 2021 – 2023 comprises of eight men and four women from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germ...

June 1, 2021

Nathan Trumper May Blog

Plenty has been happening in May. It's scary to think, five months have already whizzed by. Before we know it, our 2021 class will be graduating and on our way to achieving greatness across the globe. There have been many amazing experiences within the course and I have learnt many lessons to bring back to utilise in the New Zealand breeding season.  We've been chipping away into the backend of the breeding season, although it's like two seasons merge into one. As the National Hunt mares c...

May 31, 2021

Derby Dreams Fulfilled For Popular Vet

It was a case of pure elation for Dr Chris Phillips at Eagle Farm on Saturday as the respected equine veterinarian watched on as three-year-old Kukeracha, a horse he bred, triumphed in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m). The Englishman, who is the veterinarian at Waikato Stud, was ecstatic as the Chris Waller-trained son of Night Of Thunder nosed out stablemate Senor Toba in a epic finish. Phillips purchased Kukeracha’s dam Portrait Of A Lady in foal to Night Of Thunder and sold him at Karaka ...

May 31, 2021

Agey Babe picks up Pearl Series bonus

Agey Babe broke maiden ranks at Pukekohe on Thursday when winning the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m). She settled back early for jockey Masa Hashizume, who waited patiently on the mare before steering her five-wide turning for home where she was able to reel in the leaders and run away to a three-quarter of a length victory over Caminata. The daughter of Sacred Falls had finished runner-up in her previous two starts and trainer Danny Walker duly took plenty of confidence into the race. ...

May 27, 2021

Zabeel influence found in Japanese Oaks win

A recent Japanese Grade One winner has a kiwi connection. Uberleben (Gold Ship x Meine Theresia) won the Grade 1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks), the second leg of the Japanese Fillies’ Triple Crown at Tokyo Racecourse over the weekend. Uberleben, which means “survival” or “to survive” in German, races in the colours of K Thoroughbred Club Ruffian, is one of five winners, from as many runners, out of the winning mare Meine Theresia (Roses In May x Meine Nouvelle). The win was the second i...

May 27, 2021

First NZ winner for Wrote

Highview Stud stallion Wrote recorded his first New Zealand win as a sire when And We Danced (NZ) was victorious in the Yara Fertiliser 1100 at Hastings on Wednesday.The Bill Thurlow-trained two-year-old got back early after only being fair away for jockey Sarah Macnab. Turning for home they were met by a wall of horses, but a pocket opened with 250m to go and she was able to let down and get up by a short head over Express Desire.Highview Stud principal Brent Gillovic was pleased with...

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