Waikato Stud News

17 August 2018

Staff Profile | Kathleen Verry

She’s a qualified nurse and loves watching young horses grow and develop. Meet Kathleen Verry, a member of our ‘Wet Mare’ team. Q How did you get involved in the Thoroughbred Industry and what path …

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17 August 2018

Garry’s Corner – 17 August

One of the great aspects of the horse industry is the people you meet. All walks of life that enjoy not just the horse but each other. Racing administration creates a few divisions but even …

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17 August 2018

Coldplay ready for Sydney debut

Classy New Zealand mare Coldplay is coming to hand nicely in her new Sydney environment as she prepares for her last campaign before commencing a breeding career. The dual Group Two winner will race as …

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17 August 2018

The first foals by Group One All Aged Stakes winner Tivaci have arrived and are meeting all expectations

The first foals of Waikato Stud’s Tivaci (High Chaparral {IRE}) aren’t letting anyone down. The newcomers are meeting all expectations and a further endorsement of the Matamata farm’s stallion selection process. “When you purchase a …

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16 August 2018

Rennie back in business at Waikato Stud

Mike Rennie is returning to the farm that launched his thoroughbred career. He has been appointed to the role of Business Development Manager at Waikato Stud. “It’s all happened quite quickly, but I’m really happy …

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15 August 2018

Savvy Coup on target for Tarzino trophy

Savvy Coup is on track to continue along the Group One path at Hastings on September 1. Trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman will run the stable star fresh-up in the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) without …

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13 August 2018

Preditor hunts down Group Three rivals

Group One targets beckon the Waikato Stud graduate Preditor following his stunning victory in the Gr.3 Jumbo Jet Trophy at Kranji last evening. The son of Savabeel came from the tail of the field under …

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11 August 2018

Double strike for Waikato Stud resident

Rock Island Line completed a Riccarton double on Saturday for Rock ‘n’ Pop when he defeated his Rating 65 rivals. The Waikato Stud stallion’s lightly-tried son Bully Boy had earlier opened his account in style. …

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11 August 2018

Rock ‘n’ Pop’s son one to follow

The promising Waikato Stud graduate Bully Boy raced right up to his looks at Riccarton today to post his maiden success. Placed at his two previous runs, the handsome son of Rock ‘n’ Pop won …

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10 August 2018

Mark’s Mail – 10 August

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10 August 2018

Staff Profile | Casey Favell

This week we caught up with foaling unit team member Casey Favell. Q How old were you when your first interest in horses was sparked? A I was 20 when I first got involved with horses. …

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10 August 2018

Garry’s Corner – 10 August

I normally try to keep politics at arm’s length in my corner. I remember being made to stand in and face the corner in my first weeks at school well. Arm’s length would have exposed …

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