The Racing and Sports Breeding section provides in depth coverage on horse breeding news on both an Australian and international level.
Racing And Sports features a wide array of news regarding the bloodstock side of racing, including sales catalogues and results, stallion performances and stories on a particular horse of note from a pedigree perspective. Take your time and view your favourite sire statistics and news.
Readers are provided with feature stories on a daily basis along with press releases from leading stud farms and bloodstock agents. The importance of what takes place on a global level regarding bloodstock is not lost on Racing And Sports.
A particular performance of a horse overseas can have ramifications from an Australian perspective, hence Racing and Sports have areas dedicated to the bloodstock news from New Zealand and internationally whether it be from the UK, Ireland, Europe, United States or the likes of Hong Kong and Singapore.
As well as an abundance of news, the section possesses a number of additional features. Sibling Reports that include sales information are available for both Australian and International meetings. When looking for black type of a particular horse, Group Races Interactive provides interesting insight. Whether you wish to breed the next champion horse or solely have a passion for the industry, this section can potentially entertain you for hours on end.
After only collecting her first points in late January Makfi filly Bonneval was crowned the 2016-17 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year after she won the New Zealand Oaks at Trentham on Saturday.
The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained filly began her rise with a placing in the G3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham in late January.
While a cast of plenty was enjoying the thrills of owning NZ Derby winner Gingernuts at Ellerslie on Saturday there was a backstage crew who were also celebrating the trickle down benefits of being associated with the winner of New Zealand’s premier three-year-old race.
Goodwood Stud principal William Fell is still coming to grips with the reality of being the breeder of the New Zealand Derby winner.
A horse that cost just $42,500 at the NZB Ready to Run Sale rose to the pinnacle of New Zealand racing when he won the country’s most prestigious classic, the $1 million New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie on Saturday.
After a low-key start to his career, Gingernuts ((Iffraaj) burst to prominence and Derby contention with a last-to-first victory in last month’s G2 Avondale Guineas (2100m).
In 2014, Taranaki businessman Chris Thompson, decided to invest in a couple of broodmares to boost his thoroughbred interests.
He had already been involved with thoroughbreds for about 30 years, breeding and racing a few and on-selling them out of Alan Sharrock's stable in New Plymouth, trading under the banner of Kaipikari Thoroughbreds from his 11 acre property.
Although crack sprinter Terravista doesn’t carry the NZ suffix he is a genuine Kiwi product from a mare now revered as one of New Zealand’s finest producers.
Terravista is by the Westbury Stud stallion Captain Rio from superstar broodmare Parfore (Gold Brose), crowned New Zealand’s Broodmare of the Year in 2015.
Iffraaj gelding Gingernuts has emerged as the latest racetrack star for Karaka’s perennial leading buyers Te Akau Racing with his last-to-first win in Saturday’s G2 Avondale Guineas at Ellerslie.
Gingernuts earned more than his purchase price when racing at stakes level for the first time in his six-start career.
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