Waikato Stud News

2 August 2019

Pedigree Picks with Mike Rennie – 2 August, 2019

Seaway caps off his evergreen consistency in taking out the Listed Winter Stakes at Rosehill. A barrage of wide draws only delayed the inevitable with Chris Waller fine-tuning the four-year gelding to win the Listed …

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2 August 2019

Mark’s Mail – 2 August, 2019

The 1st of August always brings great excitement and expectations for a whole new opportunity for anybody involved with a thoroughbred. What a way to conclude last season, to breed 3 stakes winners across 3 …

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1 August 2019

Yet another stellar season for super Savabeel

What another sensational season it’s been for Savabeel with the super sire’s remarkable achievements unparalleled in the modern era. Waikato Stud’s all-conquering son of Zabeel has won the Grosvenor Award (Champion New Zealand sire) for …

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1 August 2019

Garry’s Corner – 2 August, 2019

It’s not for the faint-hearted this business. Horses are unique, we ride them, my first farm I worked with horse and dog, we wager on them, they were the means of cultivation in a long-gone …

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28 July 2019

Stud graduates post stakes treble

Waikato Stud emphasised its status as a premier source of stakes winners with a treble strike on Saturday.   The Matamata farm enjoyed domestic black-type success and then two home-breds flexed their muscles overseas.   …

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27 July 2019

Stakes success for Ocean Park’s son

Waikato Stud-bred and sold Seaway did his sire Ocean Park proud at Rosehill this afternoon with a gallant victory in the Listed Winter Challenge. The four-year-old jumped well from an awkward gate to sit outside …

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27 July 2019

Stakes success for stud graduate

Tough colt Sai Fah overcame a wide run to comfortably win the Listed Ryder Stakes in trying conditions at Otaki this afternoon. The youngster was also backing up following his success at Te Rapa last …

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27 July 2019

Pins star of the show

Gros Piton led off a double for the late Pins in Singapore last night when he opened his winning account. The China Horse Club-owned four-year-old’s success was no surprise as he had placed in two …

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26 July 2019

Garry’s Corner – 26 July, 2019

I think perhaps the Corner needs a spell. I have been in this business a long time, some would say too long. I first went to Trentham Races 65 years ago. My father and his …

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26 July 2019

Top season for Rock ‘n’ Pop’s son Surely Sacred

The home-bred Surely Sacred has been a flagship performer this season for Rock ‘n’ Pop, who is showing a propensity to produce classic and staying performers. The Tony Pike-trained three-year-old made impressive progress to win …

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26 July 2019

Ardrossan boasts race record to go with rich pedigree

Gifted sprinter Ardrossan is an exciting addition to the Waikato Stud roster in 2019 with the Group winner bringing a strong mix of performance and pedigree. The richly-bred son of Redoute’s Choice was unbeaten in …

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26 July 2019

Cracking season for Ocean Park

Ocean Park has had a memorable season and hit a major milestone during 2018-19 by siring his 100th winner and his record stacks up impressively against two influential stallions. He has produced 78 individual winners …

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