Waikato Stud News

18 November 2018

Got to love this filly

The regally Waikato Stud bred and raced three-year-old filly Loved One hasn’t wasted any time in living up to her illustrious pedigree. The Ocean Park filly returned a cheque in her first three appearances before …

Read More
17 November 2018

WS-bred entire Ocean Emperor goes back to back in Tauranga Stakes

To quote famous baseballer Yogi Berra, it was “déjà vu’ all over again” at Tauranga on Saturday when classy customer Ocean Emperor defended his Gr.2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m) crown in fine style. The seven-year-old …

Read More
16 November 2018

A Trip Down Memory Lane – Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas

Over the years, the Group 1 1000 Guineas at Riccarton has been a very successful race for Waikato Stud and their stallions. Former champion Sire O’Reilly won the race twice with Final Destination in 2001 …

Read More
16 November 2018

Richly-bred colt stars at trials

A well-related Sacred Falls two-year-old is showing that he has inherited a good measure of the family ability. The colt made his first trial appearance at Avondale this week and won his 800-metre heat in …

Read More
14 November 2018

A Prince for the late O’Reilly

He’s an unexpected star and there’s no stopping the express seven-year-old Prince Oz. The son of O’Reilly’s rise through the sprinting ranks tells a remarkable story. This afternoon, Prince Oz went to another level with …

Read More
10 November 2018

Group One glory for Waikato Stud graduate

Waikato Stud graduate Madison County sits firmly at the top of the age-group tree following a commanding performance to claim the Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Waikato Stud graduate …

Read More
10 November 2018

Talented Rondinella impresses

Ocean Park’s gifted daughter Rondinella was back in business at Te Rapa this afternoon. The smart four-year-old made her first appearance for the season a memorable one with success over 1400 metres. It was only …

Read More
10 November 2018

Rock ‘n’ Pop mare’s hot form continues

Matamata trainer Jim Collett is confident that Katie Perrie can make her mark in good middle distance company. He has high expectations of the Rock ‘n’ Pop four-year-old, who is unbeaten in her last three …

Read More
10 November 2018

A Trip Down Memory Lane – Glamour Puss and Swick

As the famous Flemington Carnival comes to a close, it features the main sprint race for the week – the $1 million VRC Sprint Classic. Over the years, the 1200m showpiece has had a number …

Read More
9 November 2018

Famous Foals – Tivaci x Golden Gamble Colt

This week we introduce you to a half-brother to two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon. On October 9 2018, Golden Gamble gave birth to a healthy brown colt by WS freshman sire Tivaci. …

Read More
9 November 2018

Garry’s Corner – 9 November

So much to think about, so much to comment on hard to know where to start. Let’s start with the first two days of the VRC carnival, as always that wonderful sporting city Melbourne has …

Read More
8 November 2018

Savabeel mare produces cool performance

Talented mare Savacool shone on the big stage at Flemington with success there on Oaks day. The Waikato Stud graduate powered home from the back of the field for the fifth win of her light …

Read More