Waikato Stud News

11 October 2019

Garry’s Corner – 11 October, 2019

Hi you two, I must say when I first wrote a corner, I must have had a particular gripe to motivate me. So, you will understand when I say, to present something to you that’s …

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8 October 2019

Well-bred 4YO banks winning cheque

The royally-bred Final Savings showed his quality when he overcame adversity to triumph Saturday afternoon at Riccarton. Rider Kozzi Asano, sporting the Waikato Stud silks, was in trouble at barrier rise when the gelding blew …

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7 October 2019

West Wind remains unbeaten

West Wind has continued the dream start to her career in Victoria and now boasts a perfect record from two appearances. Bred by Waikato Stud, who remain in the ownership, she successfully debuted at Wangaratta …

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7 October 2019

Magic moment for Ocean Park

Ocean Park has deservedly made his presence felt on the big stage with a breakthrough Group One victory. His son Kolding produced the watershed moment when he reigned supreme in the famous Epsom Handicap at …

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3 October 2019

Garry’s Corner – 4 October, 2019

We are back… A quick turnaround from Sydney to the Hunter Valley and back home full of… I won’t say knowledge, but plenty of opinions. I am a little unusual in that I actually really …

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29 September 2019

Acting gives flawless performance in Prelude

Acting stepped up to the big stage at Caulfield today and the Waikato Stud-bred and owned Savabeel filly played a blinder. She faced the sternest test of her fledgling career in the Gr.2 Thousand Guineas …

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27 September 2019

Garry’s Corner – 27 September, 2019

Hastings last Saturday was my port of call. Mary and I love our days at the Hawkes Bay Races, I have three cousins in the Bay who are regular attendees. In fact, we for some …

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27 September 2019

Another family favourite

A family that just keeps on giving for Waikato Stud had more to offer at Bendigo where Magazine won this afternoon. The Savabeel filly was resuming for trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace and was …

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22 September 2019

Fabric continues winning association

An association spanning more than 15 years continues to pay dividends for Waikato Stud and trainer Danny O’Brien. Ocean Park mare Fabric, winner of today’s Fight Cancer Foundation Handicap at Caulfield, is the latest winner …

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22 September 2019

Kolding into Epsom

The talented Kolding is Ocean Park’s leading son and he gave his Waikato Stud-based sire further stakes success at Randwick today. Last season’s Gr.2 Queensland Guineas winner added the Gr.3 Bill Ritchie Handicap to his …

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20 September 2019

Want to join the WS team?

Waikato Stud’s pre-training facility requires a trackwork rider for post breaking-in education of young horses and general pre-training. Currently, we begin riding at 9.30am and ride between eight-ten total per morning. This is a Monday …

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19 September 2019

Garry’s Corner – 20th September, 2019

What to say…. what subject on Racing NZ has not been covered? You see I would not last as a professional scribe. In the so-called real world, I could spend weeks on the Labour Party’s …

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