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Nearco Stud bred Beauty Generation named Hong Kong Horse of the Year

Beauty Generation (claimed the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award on Friday night. A three-time Group One victor this term, Hong Kong’s standout five-year-old was also named Champion Miler. John Moore’s stable star had an outstanding sophomore Hong Kong campaign with five wins from eight starts. The gelding, raced by Patrick Kwok Ho Chuen, improved further this term after placing in two of the three four-year-old Classic Series races last season. Victorious on his seasonal reappearance in th...

July 16, 2018

Exciting 24 hours for Novara Park

Ill-fated Novara Park stallion Jakklaberry was represented by a strong winner at Geelong on Friday when the Matt Cumani-trained Gelignite Jack saluted at his second race day start.  The two-year-old colt showed good improvement from his fourth placing on debut to score over 1300m and looks like he will be suited over further ground like his breeding would suggest. Ridden by Dean Holland, Gelignite Jack trailed the leaders throughout and was solid to the line. “Dean did an excellent job,...

July 16, 2018

Nine for Charm Spirit

Windsor Park Stud’s shuttle stallion Charm Spirit recorded his ninth individual winner from his first crop of European two-year-olds when Chicago May won over 1400m at Naas on Saturday. The Henry De Bromhead-trained filly won by two and a-half lengths after distancing her rivals at the 200m mark. “She is a filly we have always liked, but I thought she would need the run as I hadn't done that much with her at home,” De Bromhead said. “I'm delighted with her as she's done it very well in t...

July 10, 2018

Uninformed article delivers the wrong message in mainstream media

Racing has been getting a bad deal in mainstream media which seems to go hand-in-hand with the media backhanders constantly being dished out to Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Racing Winston Peters. AM Show host Duncan Garner is a regular offender but many of his comments seem to come from sheer ignorance, his ego, and a political bias that places him in the camp firmly opposed to Winston Peters, NZ First and its policies. Then you get the article that appeared on the inside front page of ...

July 6, 2018

Bostonian's win part of magnificent family journey

After winning the Gr.3 Sunshine Coast Guineas with Bostonian (Jimmy Choux-Keepa Cheval), Auckland based breeder David Archer is the first to admit that he has been very lucky with his horses and they have taken him and his family on quite a journey. Bostonian is the latest star in the family owned by Archer Equine Investments Ltd, which also races the Gr.2 ATC Chairman’s Cup winner Charles Road, and he has been campaigning in Queensland for the last two months. Although dogged by bad luck to b...

July 5, 2018

NZTBA Breeders' Bulletin Winter Edition

The Winter Edition of our NZTBA Breeders' Bulletin is now available for you to enjoy. Any feedback or news items are welcomed by us for future editions please email Justine@nzthoroughbred.co.nz Click on the file below to read ...

July 4, 2018

Super Saturday for Shinko King

The progeny of deceased stallion Shinko King had a standout day on Saturday, with Megablast taking out the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m), while Monarch Chimes and Justa Charlie won the two feature jumps races at Hawke’s Bay. Novara Park manager Ray Knight stood Shinko King at Ashwell Farm and is enjoying watching the continued success of his progeny. “He was always a special horse, he was a very good racehorse and he probably didn’t get the patronage at stud we would have liked,” Knight s...

July 3, 2018

Need Help with Environment Rules?

The landscape is changing. Historically most horse properties have been permitted under regional council rules. However, with the increased focus on water quality all land uses are coming under the spotlight and this includes horse properties. Burying your head in the sand will not make it go away. And these changes are happening around the country, all at various stages and all regions have different rules. So if you are asking any of the following; What is a regional plan? What is a controlle...

July 2, 2018

Horses and the environment - understanding the impacts

Waikato Regional Council has recently released a report it commissioned on the equine sector. The primary aim was for Councils to get a better understanding of the equine community in the Waikato and Waipa catchments that are affected by Healthy Rivers Wai Ora: Proposed Plan Change 1. While Council has a good understanding of the dairy, dry stock and horticultural sectors and their impacts on the environment and water quality they acknowledge there is little understanding of the equine sector. T...

July 2, 2018

Waikato Regional Council Healthy Rivers Wai Ora Plan Change 1

The NZTBA made a submission to Variation 1 of Proposed Plan Change 1 for the Waikato and Waipa River catchments. NZTBA is also aware that some of our members also made a submission. Below is a diagram of the process. If you didn’t make a submission and have concerns on how Plan Change 1 may impact on your business, you will now have to rely on and support the representation on your behalf by NZTBA. The next step is further submissions which is likely to occur late July/August. This is where i...

July 2, 2018

NZERF Rodmor Trust Lecture Series 2018

The NZERF Rodmor Trust Lecture Series “Rehabilitation of the Performance Horse” , lead speaker is Dr Frances Peat. Dates are 7 July Christchurch 9 July Palmerston North 15 July Hamilton For more information and to register  click below ...

June 22, 2018

Sunline Scholarship recipient David Morris enjoying Coolmore Ireland experience

Since my last blog where I had only spent a couple of weeks in Ireland, until now where there is less than two weeks remaining, the time in between has flown by. My time at Coolmore has exceeded all my expectations and the lessons I’ve learnt from all the great people I’ve met along the way has been amazing. My next placement was working in the stallion yard and my time there has definitely been a highlight of my trip so far. There are 13 stallions this season, with the new additions of Cara...

June 21, 2018

30th winner for Reliable Man

Reliable Magic became his Westbury Stud-based sire Reliable Man’s 30th individual winner when victorious in the Racing.com SV Maiden Plate (2200m) at Pakenham on Tuesday. The Richard Laming-trained runner jumped out well from the gates to take an early lead before handing up to a keen Baccarat, who established a lead of several lengths down the back straight. A perfectly judged ride by Jessica Payne had Reliable Magic retake the lead from a tiring Baccarat at the 600m mark, before th...

June 19, 2018

Annual Waikato NZTBA Quiz Night

The annual Waikato New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association quiz night is being held on Tuesday June 26, 2018, at the Five Stags Bar & Restaurant in Leamington, Cambridge. Open to all current, new, and prospective members in teams of four to six, there are three bar vouchers up for grabs. If you're short of numbers for a team the NZTBA Waikato team will match you up. Entry is free and teams must assemble and register at 6:30pm. Always a fun and competitive night, register your team and t...

June 19, 2018

Super Easy win for Eddie

Super Easy gelding Easy Eddie highlighted his readiness for loftier targets on Monday when he won the Invictus Sprint (1100m) by nearly four lengths at Randwick’s Kensington track. “It was a good win,” trainer Joe Pride said. “I had the feeling he would be better suited to a softer track and he sort of got that yesterday and we saw him race really well.  “He is a handy horse, he has been honest all throughout his career. I like him, he’s a nice horse.” Pride has a strong link ...

June 12, 2018

The 2018 NZTBA Waikato Branch Cathay Pacific Group One Awards Dinner

This years 2018 NZTBA Waikato Cathay Pacific Group One Awards Dinner will be held on Friday 27th July at Sky City Hamilton commencing at 6.15pm. Tickets are now on sale at a cost of $150 per person, to purchase click below for your ticket application form or otherwise contact Waikato Branch President Keith Lunn - nztbawaikatob@gmail.com ...

June 10, 2018

London Express providing plenty of excitement for her breeder's

The winner of the listed John Turkington Forestry Ltd Castletown Stakes London Express was destined for last year’s Ready To Run sale, instead she is providing plenty of excitement for her breeders Kerrin and Mary Brophy and Kevin Landrigan and a syndicate of likely ladies. London Express was making her fourth race day appearance when she won the Castletown Stakes and provided Windsor Park Stud’s first season sire Shamexpress with his first stakes winner. For good measure Qiji Express also b...

June 8, 2018

Speedy Derryn ideal fit for Grangewilliam

A sprinting specialist who met and matched the best Australian short course performers is bound for New Zealand. Hinchinbrook’s well-performed son Derryn has been secured for duty by Mark and Jane Corcoran’s South Taranaki operation Grangewilliam Stud at Waitotora. “I approached New Zealand Bloodstock to keep an eye out for a new stallion and I was keen on a speed horse,” Mark Corcoran said. “When this one came up I looked at his race videos and I was sold. He was probably unlucky not ...

June 5, 2018

Breeders dig deep for prime land

Two prominent Waikato thoroughbred operations have signalled a major vote of confidence in the future of the industry. In a multi-million investment, Tony Rider’s Milan Park and the Hawkins family’s Wentwood Grange have paid a record price of $11.1 million for a Cambridge dairy farm. The 92.5-hectare operation, located between Maungatautari Road and the Waikato River, was recently sold at auction and will be split into two properties. “It’s on our boundary and fits in nicely with our far...

June 5, 2018

Well-bred stakes winner to stud

Group performer Thunder Down Under is preparing for the second stage of his career.“He’s been retired, he damaged the cartilage in his feet and we’re going to stand him at stud at our place at Te Kowhai,” part-owner and trainer Stephen Ralph said.“We’ve been successful at this before and Dad (John) stood Danseur Etoile and Te Puninga, so we know what we’re doing.“He’s a gorgeous animal and we never got to see the best of him. We felt we could have won a Group One with him. He...

May 29, 2018

El Doute taking owner to another level

Canterbury vet Peter Scholes is expanding his thoroughbred involvement. He was the major shareholder in the well-related stakes performer El Doute during the entire’s racing days and this season will be standing the son of Redoute’s Choice at stud at his Leithfield Lodge operation in North Amberley. Scholes is well-known in racing circles through his veterinary work. “I graduated in Australia in 1970 and worked in England and the United States before I started the Canterbury Equine Clinic,...

May 28, 2018

Racing Minister miffed by reaction to budget tax relief

Racing Minister Winston Peters voiced his displeasure – albeit with a little mirth – at the vitriol displayed by the political minority in both the racing industry and general media after the tax relief for racing was announced in last week’s budget. “The racing industry has to show a bit of patience,” Peters said in a call from Tokyo Airport to The Informant last Sunday. “They waited nine years and got nothing from the National Party and I’m trying to put together some changes and...

May 25, 2018

Group Two winner War Decree retires to Inglewood

In a major boost for New Zealand breeding, Inglewood Stud, in partnership with Kevin Hickman’s Valachi Downs, has secured exciting young entire War Decree for stud duties in 2018.“We’ve been open to the idea of standing a new stallion at Inglewood for the past four seasons,” Inglewood’s Gus Wigley said. “But we just haven’t found the right horse for us. “We’ve been chasing this guy for nearly 12 months, he’s the horse we wanted and we’re just thrilled to bits to have h...

May 24, 2018

Zacinto moves north

Exciting young sire Zacinto will now be on the doorstep of Waikato breeders with Kevin and Jo Hickman’s Valachi Downs set to stand the son of Dansili in the 2018 season.A resident of Inglewood Stud, just north of Christchurch, since his retirement to stud in 2012, Zacinto has quickly risen through the stallion ranks to be hot property in the New Zealand breeding industry.A booming run of form over the past couple of months, including juvenile stakes winners at Flemington and Riccarton, has fur...

May 24, 2018

NZTBA Winter Seminar

Optimising reproduction and growth under New Zealand conditions. The NZTBA is hosting a seminar in conjunction with Massey University next Tuesday 29th May at the Prince Albert Tavern, Victoria Street Cambridge from 6pm. The following speakers will present information - Javier Roca  - Post-Doctoral fellow (Animal Science) New Zealand is a long skinny country with significant variation in climate and pasture growth between the regions.  Using the national Thoroughbred breeding records, ...

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