Waikato Stud News

19 February 2019

Madison County Sydney bound after sale falls through

Dual Group One-winning three-year-old Madison County will head to Sydney in preparation for an autumn campaign after his sale to Hong Kong fell through. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained gelding won the Gr.1 New …

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16 February 2019

Rock ‘n’ Pop’s son a quality act

Waikato Stud graduate Surely Sacred’s name is up in lights after his Gr.2 Avondale Guineas victory at Ellerslie. It propelled the son of Rock ‘n’ Pop to favouritism for next month’s Gr.1 New Zealand Derby. …

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15 February 2019

Staff Profile – Anna Poyhonen

She’s a Hong Kong native who discovered her passion for the thoroughbred industry just a few years ago. Meet Anna Poyhonen, a member of Waikato Stud’s yearling team. Q Where are you from and what …

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15 February 2019

Garry’s Corner – 15 February, 2019

A wonderful place, New Zealand. A couple of hours on the plane Mary and I land in Queenstown, no matter who you are or where you have been the scenery even at this time of …

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10 February 2019

Arrogant latest stakes performer

The numbers keep stacking up for Ocean Park, a five-time Group 1 winner before his retirement to Waikato Stud. He has now produced 76 individual winners and his black-type tally was also recently added to. …

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9 February 2019

Exciting times ahead for promising mare

Exciting staying prospect Rondinella gave racing fans at Te Rapa on Saturday another glimpse of her undoubted talent when she treated her rating 82 rivals with disdain when scoring handsomely over 2100m. The Ocean Park …

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8 February 2019

Garry’s Corner – 8 February 2019

I have told the two of you, my readers, the Corner is not to be expected weekly. Why well seriously I don’t want to appear negative, I don’t want to appear unappreciative for all the …

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6 February 2019

Memorable victory for Flamingo

Retirement looms for Flamingo and she significantly boosted her future value with success at Tauherenikau today. The Waikato Stud-bred and owned mare is in foal to resident champion stallion Savabeel and motherhood obviously agrees with …

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2 February 2019

James and Wellwood elated with Stakes victory

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood narrowly missed out on taking out the Gr.3 Woburn Farm 2YO Classic (1200m) at New Plymouth on Saturday, but managed to go one better two races later when …

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2 February 2019

Seaway back with a bang

Talented galloper Seaway made a triumphant return to racing today with a dominant win at Rosehill. The Waikato Stud-bred sat in the trail to the turn and, once clear, was too good for his Benchmark …

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1 February 2019

Garry’s Corner – 1 February, 2019

Patience is a virtue possess it if you can. Found seldom in a woman and never in a man.  Not so, to be a breeder of elite racehorses requires enormous patience. Yes, we hit the …

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30 January 2019

Champion Savabeel the dominant force

The ever-reliable Savabeel didn’t disappoint on the closing day of the Book 1 Sale at Karaka. A colt closely-related to Monday’s $1.4 million Savabeel sale-topper earned widespread attention this afternoon. Bidding was fierce before international …

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