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January 19, 2020

The proprietors of Woburn Farm Hannah Kettlety and Adrian Stanley are optimistic and excited about the upcoming New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales, following their success at the Ready to Run Sale last November. Woburn Farm sold the top selling lot at that sale, the Shamus Award (AUS) colt out of Exchanges (AUS), and that...

January 19, 2020

It would not be Karaka without Windsor Park, over decades one of New Zealand’s best known, most respected and most successful thoroughbred breeding operations represented by quality drafts. And 2020 is no different with Marketing Manager Michael Moran “very happy with the strength and quality of our yearlings.” “Especially exciting is the fact that we...

January 19, 2020

Presenting the first yearlings of a new sire is always an exciting time for a stud farm, and this year Westbury Stud are doubly excited as they present the first yearlings of Tarzino and Telperion. Tarzino was a champion three-year-old and Telperion (AUS) excelled at two years. Both horses have left horses in their mould...

January 19, 2020

For the last five years Waikato Stud has been the leading vendor at the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale at Karaka and looking at the calibre of their impressive draft this year, a repeat could well be on the cards. Resident stallions Savabeel (AUS) and Ocean Park have had a fantastic spring and once...

January 19, 2020

Exciting Gr.1 New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas winner Catalyst was originally catalogued by The Oaks Stud, but they withdrew him because his x-rays showed a cyst in his pastern which is an issue that puts a lot of buyers off given the location. And Catalyst was a mid-November foal. “He was quite backward as a...

January 19, 2020

One of the standouts is the tough multiple Gr.1 winner Volkstok’n’barrell ($50,000) who has earnings over $1.4million and is still racing as an eight year-old. Gr.2 ARC Royal Stakes winner Hello It’s Me ($28,000) took her record to five wins recently and earnings of $130,000, while Gr.3 winner The Soultaker ($50,000) has been onsold to...

January 15, 2020

Exciting times as the first crop yearlings by Vadamos (Monsun) sell next month at Karaka The handsome-looking son of the influential Monsun has received a warm welcome from Australasian breeders at John Thompson’s farm. Indeed, he was New Zealand’s most popular first-season sire on arrival with a book of 159 mares. “He also covered great...

January 15, 2020

It has been another good year for Phoenix Park, Janine Dunlop justifiably proud of the racetrack performances of such high class gallopers as Princess Jenni and The Chosen One. A graduate of the 2017 Karaka Premier, Princess Jenni won four races in 2019 including the Australasian Oaks-Gr.1, 2000m at Morphettville, the Stocks Stakes-Gr.2, 1600m at...

January 15, 2020

Pencarrow have fashioned some of the best families in New Zealand over the past decade, led by group winner Romanee Conti and her Champion racemare Ethereal. The past twelve months has been another good year for this family with Pencarrow’s Supera (Savabeel) shining on the track. Homebred racemare Supera has won seven races including the...

January 15, 2020

Mapperley Stud has a strong history of producing class racehorses, and in the past year their graduates Brutal and Rattan carried on that tradition, with Brutal winning the Gr.1 Doncaster Handicap and Rattan the Gr.2 HKJC Sprint Cup. “Having a Mapperley graduate win a group one race is always a special feeling but to win...

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