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2017 Waikato Stallion Parades

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August 27, 2017

Steve Brem on Underthemoonlight

Sydney based ex pat bloodstock agent Steve Brem is looking forward to returning to New Zealand this summer, and with good reason. Brem owns Midnight Dip(O’Reilly – Midnight Assembly) the dam of the recent Group Two Lisa Chittick Foxbridge Plate winner Underthemoonlight, but he has never laid eyes on the mare! “I actually haven’t ever laid eyes on her, but hope to see her when I return to Karaka this summer, I’m looking forward to seeing her and  visiting the Karaka sales,” said ...

August 24, 2017

Auckland Branch Breeders Awards 2017

Bonneval, Humidor, Jon Snow, La Diosa and Melody Belle, all Group One winners from last season, were among the 14 Group race winners bred by members of the Auckland Branch of the NZTBA. Last Sunday around 80 guests attended a luncheon, hosted by the Auckland Branch, to celebrate the breeding achievements of those breeders at the NZ Bloodstock Centre at Karaka. Karaka based breeder Richard Moore of Soliloquy Lodge, scooped the major award being named the Jane Bunbury Auckland Branch Breeder of t...

August 24, 2017

NZTBA Auckland Stallion Parade & Awards Lunch

Sunday 20th August 2017Stallion ParadeHaunui Farm – 10.30am – Belardo (NEW) | Iffraaj | ShowcasingWestbury Stud – 11.00am – El Roca | Postponed | Redwood | Reliable Man | Swiss Ace | Tarzino (NEW) | Telperion (NEW)Awards LunchNew Zealand Bloodstock – 12.30pm arrivalJoin the Auckland Branch of the NZTBA to celebrate the outstanding results of the 2016/2017 season – 6 G1 winners, 8 G2 winners, 9 G3 winnersTickets: $70.  Please contact Shannon Taylor | P 09 292 7154 | M 0212 855 51...

August 20, 2017

South Island Foster Foal Service

After more than 10 years of running the South Island Foster Foal Service, Mike Perkins has decided to take a step back from the job. Mike has provided an immensely valuable service to breeders throughout the South Island over the years and the CMWO NZTBA Branch would like to thank him sincerely for his great work. The Branch would like to introduce to you the new co-ordinator of the service, Anna Miles who is based in South Canterbury. Anna was awarded the Gold Medal from the Irish National Stu...

August 17, 2017

Initiative hopes to attract youth

In a bid to attract young New Zealanders into a career in racing, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing has launched a pilot programme called ‘Ride to Time’ to teach pony club riders how to judge the pace of their horse. “Essentially, it is about recruitment,” NZTR Industry Training and Education Consultant Chris Watson said. “We want to do more to recruit young people into the industry. There is probably no better place than the pony clubs to start that recruitment and get them experience o...

August 16, 2017

Group success boosts Eminent’s stallion credentials

Sir Peter Vela’s huge admiration for Frankel has been further repaid with the unbeaten champion’s son Eminent adding a Group Two victory in France to his record. The New Zealand Bloodstock and Pencarrow Stud principal is the owner of the three-year-old, who overnight was a front-running winner of the Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2000m) in a slick 2.02.26 at Deauville. Previously successful in the Gr.3 Craven Stakes and fourth in the Gr.1 English Derby, Eminent’s performances have drawn serio...

August 16, 2017

NZTBA Auckland Branch Stallion Parade & Awards Luncheon this Sunday

On the back of the success by the stock of Redwood(GB) last weekend, Westbury Stud is looking forward to parading the son of High Chaparral(GB) at a Stallion Parade on Sunday 20th August organised by the Auckland Branch of the NZTBA. As well as Redwood, six other stallions will be on show at Westbury Stud, Reliable Man(GB), Swiss Ace(AUS), El Roca(AUS), Postponed(USA) and new comers Tarzino and Telperion(AUS). The parade commences at 10.30am at nearby Haunui Farm where their new stallion Belardo...

August 16, 2017

Dubai Cup trip on offer

A trip for two to the 2018 Dubai World Cup will be up for grabs at next month’s New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards. All ticket purchases to the function to be held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland on September 10 will go into the draw for the prize, courtesy of Al Basti Equiworld. The winner will be drawn on the night. The Al Basti Equiworld VIP Experience for two includes return Emirates business class flights, airport pick up and transfer to the Meydan Hotel for six night...

August 10, 2017

Windsor Park Stallion Parade 2017

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August 10, 2017

Flemington success for Canterbury Breeders Hazel & David Voice

There is no better advertisement for a staying stallion than a Darren Weir trained horse winning over ground at Flemington, according to White Robe Lodge Stud manager Wayne Stewart. And when the stallion concerned Raise The Flag (GB) and Weir strike the quinella it’s an even bigger boost. This happened at Flemington recently when Yogi (ex Malozza) got up to beat Chequered Flag (ex Star of Mulwala) in the 2500m Oliver St Plate.  Both horses started their racing life in New Zealand and wer...

August 9, 2017

Equine Welfare - NZTR Presentation

Martin Burns (NZTR General Manager, Commerical and Strategy) delivered a presentation entitled “Thoroughbred Welfare Matters” at the July NZTBA Branch Representatives Meeting in Cambridge....

August 7, 2017

Winter Breeders' Bulletin 2017

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August 4, 2017

2017 Breeder of the Year Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2017 Breeder of the Year and Broodmare of the Year have been announced with the winners to be presented with their awards at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Awards in Auckland on September 10th. Following the dominance of our leading three-year-olds in Sydney over autumn it is understandable that the breeders of Jon Snow(Richard Moore), Bonneval (City Bloodstock Ltd) and Gingernuts(Goodwood Stud) are among the nominees, along with the breeders of Kawi (John and Christine Goodi...

August 1, 2017

Savabeel dominates sire awards - again

Savabeel has done it again - only this time with even more dominance. Waikato Stud's star Zabeel stallion has made a clean sweep of New Zealand's three stallion categories for the 2016-17 season. For the second straight year the stallion has won the Grosvenor Award for New Zealand stakes earnings, the Dewar Stallion Trophy for Australasian earnings and the Centaine Award for global earnings. Savabeel now emulates former barn mate O'Reilly as a two-time winner of all three titles, after O'Reilly'...

July 31, 2017

Baker-Forsman top trainers’ ladder for second time

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman training juggernaut steamrolled their way to a second National Trainers’ Premiership off the back of an outstanding season of feature race success. After finishing runner-up to the Te Akau Racing team of Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards last year, following their inaugural title in 2014-15, the Baker-Forsman combination ramped up their efforts this year as they claimed a remarkable 19 black-type succeses among their haul of 107 wins. Those 107 wins nette...

July 31, 2017

Cameron Ring - Final Blog from Ireland

People said it would be the best 6 months of my life, they weren't wrong. What an experience my time has been on the Irish National Stud Breeding Course. The people I have met, horses and places I have visited will be cherished for a long time to come. Let me recap the final month of June. It has been very quiet within the yards which has allowed Sally to be extremely busy from day to day, organising as many trips to various equine establishments as she can. We visited Ballylinch Stud in Tippera...

July 28, 2017

Good luck, Good luck and Goodbye to Ireland

It is fair to say that my experience in Ireland has been amazing and I can't believe it has already come to an end. I don't know what I am going to miss more, working with such fantastic horses, or all of the people I have met over here. My next stop on the Sunline Scholarship is at Taylor Made Farm in America. I really can’t thank all of the people at Coolmore enough for making my time there such a great experience. I was lucky enough to attend the 2017 Irish Derby and what a fantastic time i...

July 20, 2017

Cameron Ring graduates with Honours

Once again a New Zealand student  has excelled at the Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeders Course. For the past six months Cameron Ring has been studying in Ireland and last week he graduated from the Diploma course with Honours. He travelled to Ireland to study as a recipient of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Association (NZTBA) Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship sponsored by the Taylor Family. According to Sally Carroll of the Irish National Stud, Cameron had a fine wor...

July 13, 2017

Progeny flying the flag in Australia

The progeny of Raise the Flag are doing just that in Australia for the White Robe Lodge stallion. It could not come at a better time for the former Juddmonte horse, whose book of mares has started to wane in recent years. “Like any staying stallion they take a while to get established and they need a few crops on the ground,” White Robe Lodge studmaster Wayne Stewart said. “I think people have just sent their mares to him two or three times and they are just waiting to see what happens....

July 7, 2017

Al Basti Equiworld (Dubai) investment bolsters NZ racing

Al Basti Equiworld, the UAE’s leading distributor of horse feeds, supplements and veterinary medicines, is to extend its support for racing in New Zealand. That will include sponsorship of two feature classic races, the New Zealand 2000 Guineas and the New Zealand Oaks, with each event to carry an extra $100,000 in prize money. In a three-year agreement, the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld NZ 2000 Guineas held at Riccarton Park in November and the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld NZ Oaks at Trentham in March w...

July 5, 2017

Karaka Million meeting confirmed

The Auckland Racing Club in conjunction with New Zealand Bloodstock has confirmed the six race programme for the Karaka Million twilight meeting on Saturday, January 27, 2018. “The ARC and NZB are thrilled with the programme for the Karaka Million twilight meeting, which includes two $1 million races plus four Group Races,” ARC executive general manager of racing and operations Craig Baker said.  The meeting will feature the Karaka Million ($1,000,000), Karaka Million 3YO Classic ($1,...

July 5, 2017

Large boost to thoroughbred stakes

 More than $2 million will be added to stakes for the Feature and Premier 2 thoroughbred meetings in New Zealand next season. The boost for Feature meetings, together with other increases for the 2017-18 season, were announced today by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR). It will lift the minimum stake for non-maiden races at all Feature meetings to $22,500 and means that the $22,500 non-maiden minimum will apply to virtually every Saturday meeting in the new season. The increases are...

June 30, 2017

Brisk business for top New Zealand mares

Group One mares Orinda, Rising Romance and Savaria have all changed hands. The former, the dam of the ATC Derby winner Jon Snow, has been purchased by Peter Yip, of the Hong Kong Breeders' Club, who also has strong New Zealand ties. "I bought Orinda on behalf of Peter, my business partner in the farm here," Highview Stud's Brent Gillovic said. "He's had a share in Snitzel right from the outset so we had to get a mare that justified going to him. "We had a great yearling sales series at K...

June 28, 2017

Zabeel’s son to take up residence at Brighthill

A champion son of the legendary Zabeel has been secured for stud duty by Brighthill Farm. The four-time Group One winner Preferment will be a top-notch addition to Nick and Anne-Marie King's Waikato operation. "We'd been on the look-out for a stallion since Azamour died, but we were determined to sit it out if necessary to find the right one," Nick King said. "Preferment fits all our criteria – he was a spectacular racehorse and it's highly likely that he's the last Derby-winning son of ...

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