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RACEFORM back for new racing season

The wait for a weekly racing news and form publication will soon be over with confirmation that RaceForm is set to return in time for the new racing season. RaceForm, incorporating the TAB’s Best Bets, quickly established its place in the form guide market when it was introduced late last year. Covid-19 lockdown forced it out of production, however ongoing work with fields and form data has been completed and RaceForm is scheduled to be back on sale Thursday July 30. As well as full fields an...

July 8, 2020

Satono Aladdin unable to shuttle

Breeders will be denied access to Deep Impact’s Group One winning son Satono Aladdin, who will be unable to shuttle to Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand this season. Strenuous efforts to secure passage for shuttling Japanese stallions to travel together to Australasia have been foiled due to the worldwide disruption to flights since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Rich Hill Stud’s John Thompson was keen to see Satono Aladdin, the winner of the Gr.1 Yasuda Kinen (1600m), return to the Waikato...

July 8, 2020

Latest NZB Update

We are currently calling for entries for the National Yearling Sales in what is a far from usual season so it is timely that Justine has given me the opportunity to include a piece in your Bulletin. As a company, we have had to adapt quickly to the challenges which the pandemic presented. We have been fortunate to have the technology and experience to move the South Island and National Weanling Sales seamlessly to our online platform Gavelhouse Plus. Online sales may sound automated but I can as...

July 8, 2020

Fasttrack Breeder Profile - new member Vicki Wilson

There is no denying Vicki Wilson is a world-class horsewoman and now the 32-year-old is turning her hand to developing a successful career with thoroughbreds. Wilson, who has recently joined the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, is one of New Zealand’s best performed showjump riders and has travelled the world competing, educating and entertaining. Wilson, along with her sisters Kelly and Amanda, first hit mainstream media in 2015 with the popular tv show “Keeping up with the...

July 8, 2020

NZ Breeder of the Year Award

In 2020 the prestigious Breeder of the Year Award will be renamed honouring New Zealand’s most influential breeders over the last 30 years, Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan. Previously both the Breeder of the Year Award and the Eight Carat Broodmare of the Year Award have been presented at the NZTR Horse of the Year Awards, but this year they will be among the awards presented at the NZTBA’s own National Breeding Awards hosted by the Waikato Branch at the Don Rowlands Centre, Lake Karapiro...

July 4, 2020

Border Security and introduction of a levy

The recent discovery of a positive Piroplasmosis infected horse in NZ justifies the New Zealand health Association’s (NZEHA) work to have an import/export levy, as required by Government, introduced to provide funding to strengthen our borders and enable nimble and effective responses to any future  incursions. NZEHA Chair Dr Ivan Bridge said they would like more data collected on animal health history, and stronger importing protocols imposed to match those of Australia. Towards the end ...

July 4, 2020

Early Education with Foal NZ

The thoroughbred industry is made up of many different sectors in specialised fields. Foal NZ are dedicated to improving the performance of race horses through foal education, behavioural research and farm consultancy. The team provides foals the very best start to their racing careers by using gentle, scientifically-proven training methods that are recognised as world-leading techniques in thoroughbred foal behaviour. Horses are prey animals and to survive in moments of threat they are compelle...

July 3, 2020

NZTBA to host Educational afternoons

The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association will host two pre-season educational afternoons in July.The sessions will upskill and provide useful information for Breeding Course students, farm staff and members.Session dates are:Wednesday 22nd July – Rich Hill Stud  1-3pm – Dry mare careDry mare managementReproduction and the transitional mareTeasing maresDentistryNutritionWednesday 29th July- Windsor Park 1-3pmpre and post foaling careFoaling presentationsProceduresIm...

July 3, 2020

Special Pearl owner incentive claimed

Our Girl Gilly (NZ) secured the first NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonus since the COVID-19 lockdown. Five NZB Insurance Pearl Series registered fillies and mares put on a solid performance in the NZB Insurance Handicap (1200m) at Riccarton last Saturday, with Our Girl Gilly (NZ) (Guillotine) securing the first NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonus since the COVID-19 lockdown. Storming down the home straight to place second in the race, the Michael  and Matthew Pitman-trained mare&n...

July 2, 2020

Eighth stakes winner for Charm Spirit

Windsor Park Stud shuttle stallion Charm Spirit sired his eighth stakes winner when Time Scale proved a cut above her rivals to run out a ready winner of the Listed Betway Empress Fillies’ Stakes (1200m) at Newmarket in the UK on Sunday. The Ralph Beckett-trained two-year-old continued her climb through the ranks when backing up her comfortable success at Chepstow last time. A step up to Group race company is next on the agenda for Time Scale, who was installed as a 25-1 for next yea...

June 30, 2020

Scholarship recipients graduate from Irish National Stud

The class of 2020 has gradated from the Irish National Stud with their breeding course diploma. This year, due to the generosity of Trelawney Stud, the New Zealand Breeders’ Association were able to send to attendees on the world-renowned course under the Keith and Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship. Hannah Airey and Laura McNab were two of 27 students to graduate from the six-month diploma course. Though it was an unusual few month for the students, who despite not getting many opportunities to ...

June 29, 2020

Racing Code Funding Confirmed for 2020-21

The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) today advised New Zealand racing codes of forecasted funding in 2020/21 of $139.6m which is the same level as was budgeted for the 2019/2020 season before the impacts of COVID-19. This is despite fewer thoroughbred and harness races planned for the upcoming season. RITA Executive Chair Dean McKenzie said the business and the Codes had responded swiftly to the impact of COVID-19 by taking decisive action to stabilise the industry and retain funding for...

June 26, 2020

First Crop Sire Focus: Derryn

Derryn retired to Grangewilliam Stud in 2018 as Group One performer and a high class Australian sprinter. By Hinchinbrook, Derryn won the Gr.2 Arrowfield Sprint and was Group One placed over 1200m to champion sprinter and dual The Everest winner Redzel. Derryn is from the champion sire making family of Not A Single Doubt and Snippets and also hails from the family of Golden Slipper winner Forensics. Derryn was an out and out sprinter and that is reflected in the the types he is leaving, his wean...

June 25, 2020

Double Pearl Bonus on Offer at Riccarton

A return to racing in the South Island isn’t the only thing filly and mare owners will be excited about this weekend.Canterbury Jockey Club’s NZB Insurance Pearl Series race (1200m) on 27 June will give Pearl Series registered fillies and mares their first opportunity since the COVID-19 lockdown to secure Pearl bonuses, as well as a one-off incentive for second-placegetters running until the end of this July.For the six remaining Pearl Series races of the 2019-20 racing season, NZB Insurance...

June 25, 2020

Racing Industry Bill passes third reading

Racing Minister Winston Peters has welcomed the Racing Industry Bill passing its third reading, creating the legislative framework for revitalising the racing industry while limiting the need for future government intervention. “For too long our domestic racing industry has been left to fade into obscurity at the expense of jobs and the passionate people and communities that support it,” Peters said.  “The Coalition Government has now delivered on its promise to create a framework tha...

June 25, 2020

Five for Belardo

Haunui Farm shuttler Belardo sired his fifth first-crop winner yesterday as Elysium took out the Irish EBF Auction Fillies Maiden (1100m ) at Navan. The Noel Meade-trained juvenile defeated Giselles Thunder by a length and three-quarters with Dense Star the same margin back in third. Purchased by her trainer for €15,000, Elysium is one of three winners out of Sonning Rose who herself is a half-sister to stakes placegetters Universo Star and Vienna’s Boy. Dual Group One winner Belardo is th...

June 24, 2020

Entries extended for Ready To Run sale

New Zealand Bloodstock have extended their entry cut-off date for the 2020 Ready To Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds till August 7. In the last six years, the Sale has produced an unrivalled 20 Group One wins and 132 Stakes wins with graduates excelling in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Macau. The sale also continues to produce an outstanding record of Derby winners and classic types with graduates having won seven Derbys and 14 Guineas over the same period. Breeze Ups for ...

June 24, 2020

Southern Legacy continues as Dennis stable builds

Southland trainer Robert Dennis is bullish on the prospects of his growing team of horses despite the relocation of his best performer to Australia. The 28-year-old confirmed Out Of The Park, the winner of the Gr.3 South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) for good friends Mike Rennie and Jack Stewart in March, had transferred to Victorian trainer Henry Dwyer. The daughter of Ocean Park only joined Dennis late last year and won four races from her seven starts for the Woodlands horsem...

June 23, 2020

Quiz night returns

The Waikato branch of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association will hold their annual quiz night on Tuesday, June 30 at the Five Stags in Cambridge. The popular evening will raise funds to support local horseman Tim Welch who is having health issues. Entry is $50 per team with the quiz kicking off at 6pm. Any enquires or entries can be made by contacting Scotty Buchanan on 022 613 1631....

June 23, 2020

Proisir colt tops National Weanling Sale

New Zealand Bloodstock’s first-ever National Weanling Sale, conducted online via Gavelhouse Plus, resulted in 60 lots selling for a total turnover of $1,044,051. The average reached $17,401 while the median closed at $8,250 with a clearance rate of 75 percent. Running on the enhanced online platform, the sale drew an international buying bench with the top lot, a weanling colt by Proisir out of Pennacchio (Lot 19), secured by Sydney-based trainer Anthony Cummings for $107,500. Bred by Greg T...

June 23, 2020

Wyndspelle to Grangewilliam Stud

Group One-winning miler Wyndspelle will take up stud duties at Grangewilliam Stud in South Taranaki this spring where he will stand for a fee of $7,500 plus GST. A son of Iffraaj, Wyndspelle competed in top-flight races across five seasons, performing with distinction in both Australia and New Zealand. Prepared by Johno Benner and Hollie Wynyard through the latter half of his career, Wyndspelle was a model of consistency, netting connections close to $700,000 in prizemoney. The well-bred entire ...

June 23, 2020

Lindsays ecstatic following Group One Royal Ascot triumph

Hello Youmzain landed the second Group One sprint of his career when taking the Gr.1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at Royal Ascot overnight (Sunday morning NZ time), sporting the colours of Cambridge Stud proprietors Brendan and Jo Lindsay. The four-year-old Kodiac entire, who is owned by Haras d'Etreham and Cambridge Stud and trained by Kevin Ryan, landed the Gr.1 Haydock Sprint Cup (1200m) in 2019 and was also third at the 2019 Royal Meeting in the Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup (1200m). On Saturday, ...

June 21, 2020

Entries Open for Karaka 2021

Entries for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2021 National Yearling Sales Series are now open with the Sale set to take place next summer at the Karaka Sales Centre from Sunday 24 January until Friday 29 January. With an established reputation of producing world-class thoroughbreds, graduates of the National Yearling Sales Series have claimed 17 Group One races this season alone. From 1200m to 2400m, the alumni have exhibited their diverse power to dominate fields in New Zealand, Australia, ...

June 19, 2020

Cunningham bullish on weanling sale format

Gordon Cunningham’s Curraghmore will offer a select draft of six weanlings through New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling Sale which is set to conclude via online auction Gavelhouse Plus on Sunday from 3pm. Cunningham was taking many positives from the new format and believes the online auction was equating to wide-spread interest.   “It’s been very refreshing and we’ve enjoyed the lead-up to the sale,” Cunningham said. “We refer to it as an on-farm online sale. Nothing is...

June 18, 2020

First winner for Vadamos

Rich Hill Stud shuttle stallion Vadamos has secured his first win as a sire when Sa Pala Umbrossa won on debut over 1200m at Chilivani, in Italy, on Monday. The Antonio Cottu-trained two-year-old beat Lory Di Toni into second with Capo Testa coming home in third.  Vadamos had an illustrious career on the track, having won the Gr.1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1600m), Gr.2 Prix du Muguet (1600m), Gr.2 Oettingen Rennen (1600m), Gr.3 Prix Messidor (1600m), and Listed Prix Frederic de Lagrange ...

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