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VIDEO: Eminent on Bred To Win

The latest instalment of Bred To Win featured Brighthill Farm's new stallion Eminent. In this clip Caroline Searcy talks to Nick King on the son of Frankel and his stallion credentials. ...

August 22, 2019

Vespa produces two trial winners

Wellfield Stud stallion Vespa’s first crop of juveniles are starting to hit the track and are showing promising signs, with two trials winners on Tuesday. A Stephen Autridge-trained filly, out of two win mare Langara, won her 650m heat at Te Rapa by half a length, while the Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard-trained Piaggio looked impressive when taking out his 600m heat at Foxton by five lengths. “He’s a neat tidy horse with a fair bit of ability,” Benner said. “He looks like his sire an...

August 21, 2019

FASTTRACK INSURANCE BREEDER PROFILE: David Archer

David Archer was initiated into the world of racing as a pre-schooler and that early interest developed into a lifelong passion that has given him some of the biggest thrills possible for an owner or breeder of thoroughbreds. “Like a lot of people in my generation my interest came from my father, my parents,” Archer said. “We have a photograph of me in the New Zealand Herald when I must have been about four years of age sitting on the fence watching the races at Ellerslie. “Right through...

August 20, 2019

Dunstan Feeds - Under the Radar

This is a short Q & A with an industry person to gain a little more insight into who they are…. for this month's “Under the Radar” we talk to North Island Foster Foal co-ordinator Philip Smyth What is your industry involvement and how did you become involved I had equestrian background beginning with Pony Club then this continued to show jumping. My brother and I decided to go breeding the sales and purchased a couple weanlings and that was the beginning of a family interest that inv...

August 20, 2019

New Season Sire Preview

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August 20, 2019

New focus at The Oaks Stud

There has been a change of direction by The Oaks Stud owner Dick Karreman with some of the younger horses and the likelihood of some further major decisions to be made in a year or so. Since purchasing The Oaks Stud in 2002, the successful Queenslander has watched a steady stream of winners emerge from the Cambridge property, either bred and raced or sold by the stud, or progeny of one of its resident stallions. He has enjoyed many highlights with home-bred fillies, headed by the seven-time Gro...

August 19, 2019

Ride Like A Girl exclusive

The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association have secured the first viewing of the inspirational movie Ride Like A Girl, the story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) when riding New Zealand-bred Prince Of Penzance to victory in 2015.  The viewing will take place on Friday August 23, from 5pm at the Tivoli Theatre in Cambridge. Cashbar available. Movie starts at 5:45pm. Tickets are strictly limited and to secure please phone the NZTB...

August 16, 2019

Another Group Winner for Charm Spirit

Leading young sire Charm Spirit's progeny continued on with their fine form overnight when his three-year-old son Kick On defeated the older horses to land a thrilling renewal of the Gr.3 Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes (1600m) in England. From the stable of champion Newmarket trainer John Gosden, Kick On produced a performance reminiscent of his own sire's relentless courage and class to hold off Gr.1 Queen Anne Stakes (1600m) hero Accidental Agent. "To be honest, from where I was standing I wasn'...

August 16, 2019

Rutten honoured by NZTBA Wellington

A very humble Chris Rutten was recently awarded the John A Higgs Award at the Annual General Meeting of the Wellington Branch of the NZTBA. “It was completely unexpected, but awesome to win,” according to a delighted Rutten when discussing the award a few days after the announcement. “It was great to get recognised for the work we do here at Cavallo. A lot of my clients have won the award over the years, and there were a few of them to help us celebrate. It was a nice surprise.” Rutten i...

August 16, 2019

Guidelines for dealing with strangles

The disease caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi var. equi, or strangles, is commonin New Zealand, as it is in many countries where there is a significant population of horses. The disease is found throughout the country and is a readily transmissible disease enhanced by the normal movement of horses between premises, especially in race yards and studs. During the breeding season movement of horses between farms is extremely high so vigilance is needed to restrict the spread of stran...

August 14, 2019

Hawke's Bay and Poverty Bay Racing Awards

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August 13, 2019

Tough initiation for Cambridge Stud couple

To say that the past fortnight has been a tough one for Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay would be an understatement. The fickle nature of the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry could not have been highlighted any better than a thirty-minute period on a sunny Saturday morning just two weeks ago. The Lindsay’s, their family and some close friends along with all of the staff at the Stud had gathered to welcome their newest stallion arrival, European Horse of the Year Roaring Li...

August 12, 2019

Cambridge Stud Stallion Parades

Cambridge Stud will host the first of three public stallion parades this Sunday at 2pm. The Cambridge farm will parade resident stallions Tavistock, Almanzor, Burgundy and Embellish. Subsequent parades will take place on the 18th and 25th of August at 2pm and 2:30pm respectively. All welcome....

August 9, 2019

Show-jumping prize paves way to Winter Cup breeding success

Saturday’s Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m) added some black-type lustre to a brief foray into thoroughbred breeding for Carole and Doug Isaacson. The time-honoured Riccarton feature was won in strong style by Dez, who was bred by the Dannevirke couple in unusual circumstances. Doug Isaacson is a respected name in show-jumping, where he competed with distinction for several decades before retiring earlier this year at the age of 71. One of his many victories in that arena came in Masterton a decade ago...

August 7, 2019

LA Stallion Open Day

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August 7, 2019

2019 Rodmor Trust Lecture Series

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August 7, 2019

Blog Post- Sam Bergerson

Sunline Trust International Management Scholarship recipient Sam Bergerson updates us on his overseas experience:  On to the final leg. Winstar Farm, Kentucky, America. After a 13 hour flight from Dublin to Chicago and then on to Lexington, I had arrived.  Winstar farm is located on the outskirts of Versailles, Kentucky. Purchased in the year 2000, the growth and success of the farm in such a short period of time has been phenomenal. It is now comprised of over 2,700 acres and is home ...

August 6, 2019

Prominent owner dies

Group One-winning owner Scott Richardson passed away on Monday after a lengthy battle with illness. A former stock broker, Richardson was a director of the Auckland Racing Club for 11 years until 2002. A passionate racing man, he then turned his attention to his 100-acre property in Matamata which he called Flemington Farm, with well-regarded horse people Mark and Cath Lupton at the helm. Richardson’s pink silks with grey armbands became synonymous with success and his greatest triumph came wh...

August 6, 2019

2019 Winter Breeders' Bulletin

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August 5, 2019

Savabeel continuing to raise the bar

Savabeel has broken his own domestic stakes earnings record, narrowly missing becoming the first stallion to hit $4 million in New Zealand in a season, as he stretched his Grosvenor Award winning streak to five years running. The Waikato Stud stallion has enjoyed yet another banner season, becoming leading two-year-old sire for the first time, as well as sweeping the main New Zealand stallion awards for the fourth straight year. Savabeel's progeny earned $3,951,419 in New Zealand for the 2018-19...

August 1, 2019

Group One success celebrated at awards dinner

The Waikato Branch of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association held their annual Cathay Pacific Group One Awards dinner last Friday. For the first time the awards were presented to breeders of Group One winners from around New Zealand, not just the Waikato region. Eighteen horses were acknowledged for their elite level wins, with Hong Kong champion Beauty Generation (Road To Rock) crowned horse of the year.  “We are playing with the idea of making it a national Group One award...

August 1, 2019

Co-breeder savours Seaway’s success

Seaway’s victory in the Listed Winter Challenge (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday was a big result for Trevor Luke. The Christchurch businessman bred Seaway in partnership with Waikato Stud, and he was delighted to see the Ocean Park gelding defy all challengers on Saturday to record his first black-type victory. Luke has enjoyed major success as an owner, notably with the multiple Group One winner Alamosa, but the horses he has co-bred from Seaway’s dam Miss Purrfection are allowing him to wi...

July 29, 2019

Ace High nomination for sale to support Taranaki Breeders' Stakes

The Egmont Racing Club, in conjunction with Rich Hill Stud, are selling a nomination to first season sire Ace High. Proceeds from the sale will go towards sponsorship of the Gr.3 Rich Hill Stud Taranaki Breeders' Stakes (1400m). Ace High is a dual Group One winning son of High Chaparral. Prepared by David Payne, he was a winner at two and dominated as a spring three-year-old, winning the Gr.3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) before successive Group One victories in the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) and ...

July 29, 2019

Further accolades for Beauty Generation

Dual Hong Kong Horse of The Year Beauty Generation was named the Horse of the Year at the Cathay Pacific Group One Awards Dinner, hosted by the Waikato branch of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, at Sky City Hamilton on Friday night. The six-year-old son of Road to Rock was undefeated this season, recording a Hong Kong record of eight wins this term, four of those at Group One level. He also set a new all-time prizemoney record of HK$84.7 million (NZ$16.1 million) and earned ...

July 29, 2019

Roaring Lion suffers colic attack

Cambridge Stud suffered a devastating blow on Saturday morning when freshman sire Roaring Lion was struck down with a bout of colic. The Cartier Champion three-year-old and UK Horse of the Year was admitted to Cambridge Equine Veterinary Hospital early Saturday morning for colic surgery.  Released from quarantine at 6.00am on Saturday, he had spent 15 minutes in his paddock at Cambridge Stud when symptoms of colic were noted.  He was transferred to Cambridge Equine Hospital immediatel...

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