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Excitement building for Karaka 2020

Less than two days out from the start of the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale the buzz around the Karaka sales complex is steadily rising. Horses arrived at the venue early in the week with the first potential buyers conducting their initial inspections from Tuesday onwards. Feedback received by vendors from those early parades has indicated that buyers are pleased with what they have seen. “We were a little behind on Wednesday as to what we were last year, in terms of parad...

January 24, 2020

Perfectly timed win

Auckland NZTBA branch member Terry Archer was rather pleased with the win by Showbeel (Savabeel[AUS]-Showileo(AUS) in the Gr.3 Desert Gold Stakes at Trentham last Saturday. “I’m pretty happy with that” enthused the Northland based breeder who bred the filly in partnership with Waikato Stud. “It’s very timely as we have a close relation going through the sales early on Monday afternoon. It’s a Choisir(AUS) filly out of Show And Tell another daughter of Showileo(AUS). So, it’s good f...

January 23, 2020

Road To Karaka 2020

Join Kiwi Bred host Emily Murphy, Aidan Rodley and New Zealand Bloodstock’s Danny Rolston as they preview Book One of Karaka 2020....

January 22, 2020

Savabeel underpins another quality Waikato draft

This year’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale will be the final bow for one Waikato Stud stallion and a debut for another, but Savabeel remains an all-conquering constant. Savabeel has won the Grosvenor Award (champion New Zealand sire) for five consecutive seasons, as well as the Dewar and Centaine Awards for Australasian and worldwide earnings four times each. He has sired 18 individual Group One winners, of which 14 were sold through Karaka. The massive demand for Savabeel’s p...

January 22, 2020

Quality offering from Pencarrow Stud

Situated in the lush countryside of the Waikato region, Pencarrow Stud was established by international businessman Sir Peter Vela. Developed in tandem with his late brother Philip, the pair created a legacy for their families and the New Zealand thoroughbred industry through years of dedication, passion and expert judgement. Fashioning some of the best thoroughbred families in New Zealand over the past four decades, Pencarrow Stud’s famed family of Group Three winner Richebourg, Group winnin...

January 22, 2020

Catalyst to head sales boost for The Oaks Stud

The excitement over the Karaka Million twilight meeting is already high for The Oaks Stud, but it could provide an even greater boost for the Cambridge establishment leading into this year’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales at Karaka. One of the Ellerslie features on Saturday, the Gr.3 Henley Park Mr Tiz Trophy (1200m, will mark the reappearance of Catalyst, New Zealand’s leading three-year-old who was bred and is raced by The Oaks Stud’s Queensland-based owner Dick Karreman....

January 21, 2020

Mare returns due February 28

2019 mare returns are due by 28 February 2020. There is a penalty of $120.00 for late lodgement. Owners are responsible for registering their mare as a broodmare after she is covered for the first time and for maintaining her registration in the Stud Book until she is retired from breeding or is sold or leased out. Owners must lodge a return every season even if the mare does not produce a live foal or isn’t covered. You can complete your return: ·        O...

January 20, 2020

Louis Herman-Watt of Radio Sport – 2020 Leishman Media Awardee

The NZ Racing Hall of Fame Board has recognized that many mainstream media journalists and aspiring journalists do not have an awareness of the NZ racing and breeding industries so it has set up the bi-annual Leishman Media Racing Awareness Award which has as its objective “to improve the awareness of mainstream media people in the NZ horse breeding and racing industries”. The award provides the awardee with a practical exposure to the NZ racing and breeding industries which will enable them...

January 20, 2020

Eras intertwined in Cambridge Stud draft

The proud Hogan legacy joins forces with the influence of new owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay to create a quality Cambridge Stud draft for the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale. Cambridge Stud was lifted to world renown by Sir Patrick and Lady Justine Hogan, breeding more than 40 Group One winners and claiming the title of leading vendor at New Zealand’s national yearling sale for 31 consecutive years. The iconic property was bought by the Lindsays in late 2017, and they took ow...

January 19, 2020

Mapperley Stud boxing well above its weight

The measure of a thoroughbred stud’s prowess is the year-by-year consistency in turning out high-quality winners over a long period. Matamata’s Mapperley Stud has achieved that level of excellence, and its reputation is well-earned, but it has also raised the bar for a medium-sized thoroughbred breeding operation by producing three champions in the past ten years, two of which are already proven quality stallions at stud. Ten-time Group One winner and globetrotting star So You Think, Champ...

January 19, 2020

Variety and quality in Wentwood Grange draft

The Hawkins family’s Wentwood Grange has become a renowned source of quality thoroughbred talent, and their draft for the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale has the credentials to continue that trend. Graduates of Wentwood Grange’s yearling drafts at Karaka include this season’s Gr.1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and A$7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) hero Kolding, along with fellow Group One winners Sacred Elixir, Kermadec and Gust of Wind. Little Bridge, who was sold for just $9...

January 17, 2020

Vadamos the first of new wave at Rich Hill

Rich Hill Stud, near Matamata, is celebrating its 25th year in operation and managing director John Thompson is looking forward to launching the first crop of yearlings by Vadamos, a Group One winning son of Monsun who is well represented at Karaka. The high-class miler has 46 offspring catalogued across the three books of the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales, which commence on Sunday week. The Rich Hill draft will feature yearlings by proven and emerging resident sires Shocking a...

January 16, 2020

WATCH: 2020 NZB Yearling Sale Preview

In the lead up to the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sale Sky Racing and Caroline Searcy travelled to New Zealand to preview a selection of yearlings. In segment one Searcy introduces the series and visits Cambridge Stud to view their consignment....

January 16, 2020

Aquis’ Real Bonus For Buyers And Breeders Extends To NZ Karaka Sale

Off the back of how well received the Aquis First Season Sire Bonus Scheme was at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast, Aquis is set to offer the bonus at the upcoming 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale. Rewarding not only the purchasers of the yearling, but the breeder as well, the lucrative Bonus Scheme will see the purchase price paid back to the buyer of any Divine Prophet yearling who wins any Saturday metropolitan race at Ellerslie Racecourse or Trentham Racecou...

January 16, 2020

Germanicus makes fourth generation delivery

Four generations of involvement in the same thoroughbred line had yet another reward for the Godsalve family when Germanicus won the Gr. 3 Bluestar Anniversary Mile at Trentham on Saturday. The four-year-old completed a remarkable hat-trick with his hard-fought victory, which followed wins at his previous two starts in rating 65 and 72 grade. It was an ambitious call by trainer Danica Guy to head to Wellington and take on much stronger company, but there was no disputing the result. However dete...

January 16, 2020

Wrote yearlings impress ahead of Karaka

Highview Stud Manager Brent Gillovic is looking forward to Karaka later this month where yearlings by resident stallion Wrote will be offered in New Zealand for the first time. Gillovic is heading into the sale buoyed by the feedback he has received from bloodstock agents and trainers. “They are lovely horses and I have been singing their praises since we weaned them,” he said. “I think it is the first time trainers have laid their eyes on them and the comments have been extremely positi...

January 15, 2020

VIDEO: Kiwi Bred episode 8

Kiwi Bred catches up with Nearco Stud owner Greg Tomlinson who bred dual Hong Kong Horse of the Year Beauty Generation. The team also visit David Archer, co-breeder and co-owner of The Bostonian, and Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre to follow a sesamoid surgery case....

January 15, 2020

Thirty year partnership prevails

Patience is a necessity in both the racing and breeding game and these mates have heaps. Thirty years ago, six mates formed a partnership to buy a filly at the Ready To Run Sale, and found success with a stakes winner named Centainette, however the game is not that easy and it’s taken another 30 years to get the next one. Well for three of those original partners anyway and ironically the success came with a six-year-old gelding they bred from a full-sister to that first racehorse and stakes ...

January 15, 2020

Proud record to uphold at Highden Park

Libby and Sam Bleakley’s Highden Park has built up an impressive roll of honour in a relatively short space of time, and they are hoping to add to it with their draft of yearlings at Karaka 2020. Their sale graduates include two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year Beauty Generation, Hong Kong Derby (2000m) winner Ping Hai Star, and other stakes performers such as She’s Poppy, Monster Kaka, Orbity, Milseain, Harlow Gold and Glorious Beijing. They also raised another Hong Kong Horse of the Year, ...

January 14, 2020

Iffraaj colt tops Book 2

A son of Haunui Farm stallion Iffraaj topped the Book 2 session of the Magic Million Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Monday. Lot 1037 was knocked down to Orbis Bloodstock for $370,000, a record price for the Book 2 session. Consigned by Willow Park Stud the colt is from the family of Gr.1 Golden Slipper (1200m) winner Belle Du Jour and Adelaide’s The Good wood winner Perfectly Ready. Paul King, representing Orbis Bloodstock, confirmed the quality youngster would join trainer Kris Lees’ Newcastle...

January 14, 2020

Entries Open for South Island and May Sale

Entries for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2020 South Island Sale and May Sale are now open. The South Island Sale will take place at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on April 17, while the May Sale will occur at Karaka on May 14 and 15. While yearlings sold at both sales remain eligible to be nominated for the lucrative Karaka Million Series, the upcoming 2020 Karaka May Sale will unveil a major enhancement to the weanling session, with all weanlings offered now eligible to be nominated for the ric...

January 14, 2020

Little Avondale and Per Incanto step up to the big time

Karaka 2020 looms as a bumper week for Wairarapa’s Little Avondale Stud and their high-flying stallion Per Incanto. The son of Street Cry is third on the New Zealand sires’ premiership in terms of prize-money, and his 37 winners put him in equal top spot alongside Waikato Stud champion Savabeel. Per Incanto has sired a total of 182 winners from 297 runners, with 14 individual stakes winners including Shadows Cast, Santa Monica and Dal Cielo at Group One level. Per Incanto has 14 yearlings in...

January 13, 2020

Breeder on top of the world after filly lands Group 1

Small-time Tauranga breeder Coll MacRury celebrated his finest success when his gifted filly Travelling Light (NZ) (El Roca) trumped her male rivals with a hollow victory in the G1 Woodridge Homes Levin Classic at Trentham.The chief executive of an Australian-owned meat processing and packaging company by day, MacRury has been an owner for two decades and ventured into breeding with the private purchase of his current pride and joy’s dam Cissy Bowen (NZ) (Colombia {NZ}).She won five ...

January 13, 2020

Strong start for rookie Kiwi sires on Gold Coast

With big numbers heading to Karaka later this month for the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale, three fresh faces from the New Zealand stallion line-up have made strong debuts in this week’s Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast. Westbury Stud’s Tarzino, Waikato Stud’s Tivaci and Haunui Farm’s shuttle stallion Belardo all achieved strong results in the sale, which set new records for its aggregate and average. Westbury put three Tarzino yearlings through the ring on t...

January 13, 2020

Kiwi Bred: Episode 7

Kiwi Bred meets Kiwi bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster, pays tribute to the late Tavistock, trace the journey of Westbury Stud graduate Miami Bound, 60 seconds with Brighthill Farm's Benji King and the WEVC segment continues....

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