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NZTBA mourns past President Peter Francis ››
18 Dec 2014 | By M Martin/J Fokerd It is with great sorrow that the NZTBA learned of the death on Wednesday afternoon of Immediate Past President Peter Francis.
NZTBA member Stephanie Hole makes the right Choice ››
17 Dec 2014 | By Michelle Saba  A decision made in 2008 to upgrade to a commercial breeder is paying dividends for Blenheim based breeder Stephanie Hole, after Choice (Mastercraftsman[IRE]-Femme Britannica[ASU]) won the Group Three Eulogy Stakes recently.
Showcasing stamps his mark ››
10 Dec 2014 | By Haunui Farm/NZ Racing Desk One of the leading first season sire’s of Europe in 2014, young Haunui Farm stallion Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) has gone a long way to stamping his mark on the New Zealand stallion ranks.
Tavy wins the Trevor Eagle Memorial  ››
03 Dec 2014 | By Michelle Saba There is something special about Tavy (Tavistock-The Cat’s Whiskers), the recent winner of the listed Trevor Eagle Memorial, in more ways than one.
Racing loses a true gentleman ››
01 Dec 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk A widely-respected champion jockey who continued his involvement with the industry for many years after his retirement has passed away. Norman (Norm) Bannerman Holland, OBE, died on Sunday at the age of 90.
'Kelly O'Reilly' adds some Black Type for the Pikes ››
26 Nov 2014 | By Michelle Saba Waikato Branch members Vicki and Wayne Pike had plenty of cause for celebration when Kelly O’Reilly (O’Reilly – Grace) won the Group Two NRM/Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes over 1400 metres recently.
Looking to Re-Home and Provide a Second Career for your Thoroughbred? ››
26 Nov 2014 | By Simon Cooper, NZTR As part of the NZTR/ESNZ (Equestrian Sports New Zealand) joint welfare initiative TiES (Thoroughbreds in Equestrian Sports) ESNZ has established a new database...
Where Champions Are Born ››
21 Nov 2014 |  Where Champions Are Born is a monumental publication, chronicling a snapshot of the present studfarm landscape in New Zealand. More ....
Addictive Habit does it for his Uncle, Rough Habit  ››
19 Nov 2014 | By Michelle Saba  The win by Addictive Habit in the Group Two Coupland’s Mile recently was rather fitting given it came less than a week after his famous “uncle” and sometime paddock mate Rough Habit had passed away.
NZTR Members' Council appoints new Director to the Board ››
08 Nov 2014 | By Simon Cooper The Members' Council of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has appointed Rick Williams to the vacant seat on the NZTR Board following Joe Walls's retirement at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting held yesterday in Wellington.
Vale Don McLaren ››
07 Nov 2014 | By Mark Chitty A tribute by Mark Chitty to the great Don McLaren who passed away earlier this week.
NZTBA announce the Sunline Scholarship Winners  ››
06 Nov 2014 | By Michelle Saba A couple of mates from Cambridge are the lucky recipients of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Sunline scholarships this year.
Dramatist picks up second Pearl Series Bonus  ››
03 Nov 2014 | By Nicola Griffiths 3yo filly Dramatist picked up her second NZB Insurance Pearl Bonus prize in a month.  A stylish win at Banks Peninsula Racing Club in the Racing 75 Benchmark Fillies and Mares over 1400m saw connections scoop the bonus prize.
Vale Nelson Bunker Hunt ››
29 Oct 2014 | By David Bradford American Nelson Bunker Hunt, who died in Dallas earlier this week, was by any measurement a big, big man.
Owen Tomlinson breeds Group Three winner "Ginner Hart" ››
22 Oct 2014 | By Michelle Saba "He is a good old horse, and it's great to see him winning" quipped Owen Tomlinson, the man behind Hobby Horse Hall Racing Limited, the breeders of the Group Three Lion Red Plate winner Ginner Hart.
The Filly ..... third time lucky! ››
14 Oct 2014 | By Michelle Saba There is a long held philosophy in breeding that you should breed your mare to the same stallion three times to give it the best chance of throwing a good horse.
LETMEGO wins NZB Insurance Pearl Series Maiden ››
08 Oct 2014 | By Nicola Griffiths An impressive win at Taupo today saw connections of 3YO filly LETMEGO (No Excuse Needed (GB)/Embargo) win bonus prizemoney following her nomination into the NZB Insurance Pearl Series in 2012.
A Great Start to the Spring for White Robe Lodge ››
07 Oct 2014 | By Michelle Saba  After two commanding distance wins in Melbourne this spring Who Shot Thebarman (Yamanin Vital – Ears Carol) is shaping up as another staying star graduate from that fine South Island nursery White Robe Lodge.
Michael Wallace spends up in Ireland ››
02 Oct 2014 | By Nicola Griffiths Working in his role as the Racing and Bloodstock Manager for the China Horse Club, Michael Wallace purchased the second highest priced lot at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale on Tuesday when he went to €850,000 to secure Lot 227
Volkstok'n'barrell win a thrill for Mana Park ››
30 Sep 2014 | By Michelle Saba  A few weeks ago Mana Park’s Maryanne Simon was trying to find a good home for a nice old mare that had been semi-retired, now that mare is off to Cambridge Stud to visit Tavistock again. The mare is 18 year-old Volkster (Volksraad[IRE]
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