Waikato Stud News

28 January 2019

Golden day for Waikato Stud at Karaka

A son of Waikato Stud stallion sensation Savabeel has smashed the Matamata farm’s record at Karaka. Bidding opened at $800,000 on the handsome colt and closed at $1.4 million. Te Akau supremo David Ellis had …

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27 January 2019

Waikato Stud away to a fast start

Waikato Stud got away to a flying start during the opening session of Book 1 at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale. The champion vendors sold 14 of their 16 lots and averaged an impressive …

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26 January 2019

Ardrossan shows his quality

With Ardrossan back to his brilliant best, the quest is on in earnest for a Group One victory to stamp his stallion credentials. The well-bred four-year-old put his past health issues behind him with a …

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26 January 2019

WS Bred Probabeel wins the Karaka Million

Waikato Stud’s champion stallion Savabeel was again a dominant force on Karaka Million evening at Ellerslie. The super sire flexed his muscles, as he so often does, with his home-bred and sold dynamic daughter Probabeel …

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25 January 2019

Garry’s Corner – 25 January, 2019

When Chairman of  NZ Racing Board I was constantly harassed about the lack of young people in both racing ownership and attendance at the races. My response was much and all as that would be …

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24 January 2019

Sire on Fire – Ocean Park

With nine winners in the past seven days and 21 in the past 30, Cox Plate hero Ocean Park is riding the crest of a winning wave heading towards the start of the 2019 NZB …

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24 January 2019

Another top title beckons Pins’ son

Madison County sits at the top of the three-year-old ladder and he can widen the gap further with victory in Saturday’s age group feature. The son of Pins will take aim at the Karaka Million …

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24 January 2019

Stud’s home-bred 2YOs top chances

Savabeel youngsters Probabeel and Exuberant give Waikato Stud a strong chance of a home-bred victory in Saturday’s Karaka Million. The former has held favouritism for the dash for cash despite drawing the outside gate. However, …

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20 January 2019

Another wonderful week for Ocean Park ahead of Karaka

Prolific young Waikato Stud stallion Ocean Park is continuing where he left off in December with another impressive week. The former New Zealand Horse of the Year has sired eight winners in the last seven …

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19 January 2019

Oceanex on a Group One path

Ocean Park’s gifted daughter Oceanex struck again at Flemington this afternoon to earn herself a Group autumn campaign in Sydney. The three-year-old completed a hat-trick of wins when she triumphed in her first test over …

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19 January 2019

Flamingo takes her chance

Mother-to-be Flamingo is making the most of her limited racing opportunities and enjoyed success at Wellington this afternoon. The Waikato Stud-bred and raced daughter of Pins has now won five times and will have one …

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18 January 2019

Garry’s Corner – 18 January

Here we go again, the annual trek to the Karaka Sales. The planning required, the cost, the effort of all concerned. Our key staff along with Pip and Mark start this process as soon as …

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