Waikato Stud News

17 February 2018

O’Reilly colt shows his class

Group One honours now beckon a three-year-old son of the late, great Waikato Stud stallion O’Reilly. Living up to his name, Grunt produced a powerful performance at Flemington this afternoon to claim the Group Three …

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16 February 2018

Latta triumphs with Ocean Park filly

Fictitious is from a family Lisa Latta knows well and that inside knowledge has brought an early reward. The daughter of Ocean Park is out of the Defensive Play mare Fiaba, who won six races …

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16 February 2018

Waikato Stud-bred Oaks hope ready to go

Promising staying filly Mark Two won’t race again before her autumn Group One target. Trainer Stephen Marsh has ruled out another appearance for the Waikato Stud-bred and sold daughter of Pins ahead of the Group …

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16 February 2018

Pedigree Pointers with Gareth Downey – Breed What The Market Wants

As we have now had time to digest the results from Karaka, it is very pleasing to see that 75% of the turnover at Karaka was from progeny of stallions standing in New Zealand.  This …

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16 February 2018

Garry’s Corner – 16 February

Well, the sales are behind us. Te Rapa copped torrential rain, the racing gods are conspiring to make racing a horse more difficult than usual, the Hall of Fame dinner was a great night and …

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16 February 2018

Minister says he’s not leaving port without plotting the correct course

Story by Brian de Lore / The Informant Racing Minister Winston Peters’ speech to open the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearlings Sales for 2018 was exactly that – a speech to open the sales. An …

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16 February 2018

Messara advises NZ to start again with a blank sheet

Story by Brian de Lore / The Informant Arrowfield Stud boss and former chairman of Racing NSW John Messara says that if he was in charge of New Zealand Racing he would start the fix with …

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12 February 2018

Rock ‘N’ Pop filly on Group One path

Waikato Stud filly Gold Spice overcame testing conditions at Pukekohe Park this afternoon to remain in Group One contention. The daughter of resident sire Rock ‘N’ Pop opened her account at her third appearance with …

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9 February 2018

Waikato Stud spreading the racing joy

Waikato Stud’s recent move to have more quality fillies racing in Australia reaped a winning reward in Victoria this afternoon. The well-related I’m Buxom made an instant impact when she followed up a trial success …

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9 February 2018

Hall of Famer O’Reilly stands proudly over son’s Karaka debut

The success of first season sire Sacred Falls at last week’s National Yearling Sale was a timely reminder of the wide reach of champion stallion O’Reilly. That influence is no better illustrated at Waikato Stud, …

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8 February 2018

Cruz hopes Eagle can soar to Dubai

Martin Cruz is hoping pins gelding Packing Eagle can prove his worth to be on the international stage in Dubai next month when he competes at Group One level at Te Rapa on Saturday. Packing …

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8 February 2018

Kawi at peak for Group One sprint

Allan Sharrock believes seven-time Group One winner Kawi is in the best form of his career leading into Saturday’s Gr.1 BCD Group Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa. The New Plymouth trainer admits he is brimming …

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