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Chaldean to shuttle to Cambridge Stud

From Cambridge Stud:We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Juddmonte Farms in the UK to shuttle Frankel’s dual Gr.1 winning son Chaldean to Cambridge Stud.Chaldean emulated his sire, becoming only the ninth colt in the last 50 years to complete the Gr.1 Dewhurst-Guineas double and are the only father-son duo to complete the Dewhurst-Guineas double ever.In 2023 alone, Frankel sired 11 Group One winners, 27 Group winners and 42 stakes winners, more than any other stallion in th...

April 19, 2024

Matscot looking to end standout season on a high

Fresh off his rich payday after taking out last Saturday’s $350,000 TAB Southern Alps Challenge (1600m) at Riccarton, Matscot will return to the Christchurch track this weekend in search of more feature spoils.Initially set to target Saturday’s Gr.3 Coca-Cola Canterbury Gold Cup (2000m), trainer Sharon Robertson elected to make a late bid for the Southern Alps last week, which more than paid off for the local trainer.Her decision earned her and fellow part-owners $175,000, bringing Matscot...

April 18, 2024

Auret’s trump card ready to play at Riccarton

Fraser Auret couldn’t find any reason not to send his ultra consistent filly Race Ace south to chase down a deserved black-type victory.The Marton trainer can’t fault the three-year-old, who will again be partnered by Lisa Allpress in Saturday’s Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes (2000m) at Riccarton.“It’s always a case of race by race with these fillies and I was certainly mindful that she has had a big season and there’s only so many times you can ask these young girls to...

April 18, 2024

Richardson and Norvall kick week off with a bang

Matamata trainers Graham Richardson and Rogan Norvall were rapt with their treble at Arawa Park on Wednesday, and they are hoping they can continue that winning form into the rest of the week.Therapeutic kicked off the treble when taking out the Greenlight Insurance Brokers 1560 before Confiance and Darci’s Angel carried Social Racing’s colours to victory in the Novara Park 1560 and Campbell Infrastructure 1560 respectively.“I am absolutely over the moon,” Richardson said. “It’s good...

April 18, 2024

Wexford omen key for Waitak’s Quokka

An omen barrier may prove the key to Waitak’s success in a star-studded line-up for Saturday’s A$4 million The Quokka (1200m) in Perth.The son of Proisir is trained by Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott, and the latter flew from their Matamata base to Western Australia to be present at the Breakfast With The Stars promotional event, where he drew barrier 10 for the Gr.1 Railway (1200m) winner.While the gate assists Waitak’s racing pattern of settling back and showing his sharp sprint late...

April 18, 2024

Investigate a genuine Championship contender

Up and coming staying prospect Investigate promises to give another bold account of himself at Ellerslie on Saturday in what is likely to be the final appearance of his current campaign.The Tony Pike-prepared son of Dundeel has relished the step up to middle distance racing and appeals as a leading chance in the Gr.3 Trelawney Stud Championship Stakes (2100m).He is one of a quartet of strong black type chances for Pike, who also has Lanikai in the three-year-old feature while Rudyard contests th...

April 18, 2024

Talented frontrunner readies for Australian challenge

Good Oil has continued to impress Andrew Forsman this season and the Cambridge trainer will give the eye-catching frontrunner his first Australian test in Saturday’s Listed Mornington Cup (2400m).The son of Dalghar took time to develop, only breaking his maiden early as a four-year-old, but a season later he has rapidly stepped through the grades over middle-distance trips with 11 top-four finishes in his 13 starts this term.In his familiar pace-making role, Good Oil almost caused an upset in ...

April 18, 2024

Times Ticking looking to go back-to-back in Canterbury Gold Cup

Wairarapa gelding Times Ticking has an affinity with the South Island, and he will be looking to extend that record when he heads to Riccarton on Saturday.The eight-year-old son of Tavistock has won three of his seven starts in the south, including the Gr.3 Canterbury Gold Cup (2000m), Listed Easter Cup (1600m), Banks Peninsula Cup (1800m), and was third in the Gr.3 White Robe Lodge WFA (1600m) at Wingatui in February.He will return to Riccarton this weekend where he will attempt to defend his c...

April 18, 2024

Broodmare Eudora a grand WS servant

Eudora has proved to be an invaluable and much-loved member of the Waikato Stud broodmare band.A racing career was never a possibility for the daughter of Pins, but she has endeared herself to the Matamata operation with her deeds at stud and a 100 percent record with all six of her foals successful.“Eudora’s a great old girl, she had an early breeding start because she’s only got one eye and didn’t race and she’s done a fantastic job,” farm principal Mark Chittick said.The star of t...

April 18, 2024

Echoes of Zabeel: Almanzor quietly carving out his niche

Written by Kristen Manning for TTR Australia New ZealandFollowing Almanzor's remarkable Sydney Cup quinella, The Thoroughbred Report reminisces on another Cambridge Stud luminary, the legendary Zabeel (NZ), whose lineage consistently graced the winner's circle, shaping a rich heritage of racing success.A G1 Sydney Cup quinella puts Almanzor (Fr) in the spotlight, bringing back memories of another Cambridge Stud star who provided more than his fair share of big race first/second finishes.We are o...

April 18, 2024

Rich Hill reveals 2024 stallion fees

Off the back of another exceptional season for its high-class stallion roster, Rich Hill Stud has announced its service fees for 2024.Proisir, Shocking, Ace High and Vadamos all sired Group One winners and Satono Aladdin also continued to build on his burgeoning Southern Hemisphere record to sire another five Group winners.Champion sire PROISIR has continued his remarkable rise through the Australasian sire ranks and has now sired six individual Group One winners over the last 20 months, while h...

April 18, 2024

Meet The Breeder - Jay Millar

In this week’s Dunstan HorseFeeds Meet The Breeder we chat to Jay Millar who along with his wife New Plymouth trainer Janelle Millar and his late mother Jan bred the Listed Hawkes Bay Cup winner Testify Me (Atlante[AUS]- Cherry Bomb). Jay and Janelle operate Millar Racing from Palm View Lodge in Taranaki.Tell us the story of Testify Me?When Janelle first started training, we asked some studs for a horse to lease.  Windsor Park was one of the first to really support Janelle and Cherry Bomb...

April 18, 2024

Rebecca Donovan - Sunline Management Scholarship Blog 2

Even though spring is starting to show itself, the blossoms are out and the days are longer, my puffer jacket has still been my best friend. It’s hard to believe I am heading into my third month here in Coolmore! I've spent the last month in my original barn, and I've found the experience to be quite valuable. I have had the opportunity to continue to develop my skills in all aspects of foal handling including parading mares and foals for clients and leading for video updates, handling the old...

April 17, 2024

Breeders’ faith in War Machine rewarded

Jim and David Wallace are savouring the best of both worlds with their Ardsley Stud homebred War Machine.While they failed in two attempts to sell the son of Harry Angel at Karaka, father and son are now enjoying the three-year-old’s burgeoning racing career as part-owners of the last-start Listed Bendigo Guineas (1400m) winner.War Machine had fallen short of his $100,000 reserve at both New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale and Ready to Run Sale when offered by Ardsley.“Everybod...

April 17, 2024

Epee Beel adds to Monovale success

Epee Beel’s victory in Saturday’s Listed NZB Insurance Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton was a welcome result for breeder Monovale Farm.The three-year-old daughter of Epaulette became the first stakes winner out of Group Two performer Pipi Beel, who was bred by the late Paul Smithies, father of farm principals Joe and Max.Smithies senior sold Pipi Beel as a yearling for $75,000 to Murray Baker at Karaka 2013, for whom she went on to win three and place in three of her seven starts, including runne...

April 17, 2024

Surgenor set to unveil exciting juvenile

Joanne Surgenor had plenty of success a couple of seasons ago with multiple Group Two winner Showoroses, and now she is set to unveil a close relative that she believes has just as much talent.Showoroses was a standout for Surgenor, winning five of her 20 career starts, including the Gr.2 Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m), Gr.2 Rich Hill Mile and Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m), and also placed in the Gr.2 Eight Carat Classic (1600m), Gr.3 Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m), Cal Isuzu Stake...

April 17, 2024

Regally-bred colt to make debut at Rotorua

Regally-bred colt Magice has plenty of pressure to live up to his family name, but he will begin that challenge when he makes his debut in the Arawa Park Hotel 2YO 1150 at Rotorua on Wednesday.Bred by Waikato Stud, Magice is by the farm’s champion stallion Savabeel and out of Group Three winner Magic Dancer, making him a full-brother to Group One winner Noverre.Purchased by Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis out of Waikato Stud’s 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 Yearling Sale draft for $...

April 17, 2024

Lloyd Jackson - Kiwi Chronicles - 16th April 2024

Invoking memories of Phar Lap (Night Raid) for any comparison might be a sign of over-enthusiasm. The reverence surrounding Phar Lap places him in the untouchable category as he was in a world of his own in 1930 and has been ever since. Yet newspaper reports of his win in the Weight-for-Age King's Plate, staged at Flemington on March 8, 1930, are eerily similar to the performance from Pride Of Jenni (Pride Of Dubai) which we all witnessed on Saturday at Randwick. A phenomenal powerhouse, Phar La...

April 16, 2024

Memorable week for Elsdon Park

Matamata thoroughbred nursery Elsdon Park have had a memorable week in Sydney with the progeny of young broodmare Daniela’s Magic, culminating in stakes success at Randwick on Saturday.While the eight-year-old daughter of Per Incanto never made it to the races, her progeny is more than making up for it, with her first foal, Panic, extending his record to four wins from six starts over the weekend when taking out the Listed South Pacific Classic (1400m) for trainer Michael Freedman.Bred by Elsd...

April 15, 2024

Reserve met on blue-blood Stella Splendida

Bidding is now open for the 51 lots available on the latest gavelhouse.com fortnightly auction, which includes a former Te Akau Racing mare with outstanding pedigree credentials.Stella Splendida was bred by Sir Peter Vela’s internationally renowned Pencarrow Stud and has star power on both sides of her pedigree.Her sire Zoustar was himself a dual Group One winner from a nine-start career before embarking on a top-class stallion career at Widden Stud. He was Australia’s champion first-season ...

April 15, 2024

Nucleozor delivers ninth Welcome Stakes for Te Akau

The Listed Riccarton Park Function Centre Welcome Stakes (1000m) has been moved to a new position on the South Island’s racing calendar, but its first autumn running at Riccarton on Saturday brought no change to Te Akau Racing’s dominance of the two-year-old feature.The Welcome Stakes was previously run during the New Zealand Cup carnival in November, when Te Akau won it with Maroofity (2002), Xbert (2005), Encosta Diablo (2009), Bespoke (2010), Sassy ‘N’ Smart (2015), Al Hasa (2017), Av...

April 15, 2024

Matscot puts small stable in the spotlight in Southern Alps Challenge

The brand-new $350,000 TAB Southern Alps Challenge (1600m) was created with the goal of giving lower-profile southern stables their moment in the sun, and the inaugural running at Riccarton on Saturday could hardly have done that better.The race was won by the underrated local Matscot, whose trainer Sharon Robertson co-bred and part-owns the six-year-old with her partner Alan Reeves and fellow owner Ross Falloon.There are currently just six horses registered to Robertson’s Riccarton stable, wh...

April 15, 2024

Millar savours special win in Hawke’s Bay Cup

New Plymouth trainer Janelle Millar secured the seventh black-type win of her career in Saturday’s Listed Hawke’s Bay Cup (2200m) at Otaki, and this one meant more than most.Millar also co-bred and part-owns the emerging stayer Testify Me, who added Saturday’s $120,000 feature to his last-start success in the New Zealand St Leger (2600m) at Trentham last month. In an even more special twist, Testify Me races in the colours of her late grandfather, the highly successful Stratford trainer Ja...

April 15, 2024

Pride Of Jenni steals Queen Elizabeth show

On a day of great racing at Randwick, bonny Trelawney Stud-bred mare Pride Of Jenni was the undoubted star with her dashing display to win the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) under another daring Declan Bates ride.The duo are an inseparable combination as Bates allowed the Ciaron Maher-trained Pride Of Jenni to do as she pleased. Upping the tempo substantially after the first furlong to run her rivals ragged, Pride Of Jenni had a remarkable margin of 91m on her rivals with 700m to run, ...

April 15, 2024

War Machine provides tonic for Moroney stable

A tough week for Ballymore Stables ended on a positive note after New Zealand-bred three-year-old War Machine ran away with the Listed Bendigo Guineas (1400m) on Saturday under the guidance of Jordan Childs.It had been a week since his trainer Mike Moroney was admitted to hospital and his long-serving right-hand man Anthony Feroce said the Guineas success will provide the trainer with a great boost.“It’s been a tough few days for everyone at the stable and so this is a great tonic,” Feroce...

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