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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]
26 Sep 2014 | By Nicola Griffiths Now that the season has begun, we are encouraging owners of mares who do not plan to breed with them this season to list them on our website with the intention of leasing them to other breeders for a year (or more).
Like Mother, Like Daughter ››
25 Sep 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk Renowned mare The Opera House has passed her rare pigmentation on to her latest foal.
Darci's Dream - Dreaming of Group One Success ››
24 Sep 2014 | By Michelle Saba Te Akau Stud boss David Ellis is hoping that Darci’s Dream (Darci Brahma-Sweet Dreams Baby) winner of the listed New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes will become their next Group One graduate
NZTBA member Kevin Hickman kicks off the new season with a bang ››
16 Sep 2014 | By Michelle Saba The reigning breeder of the year Kevin Hickman has had an unbelievable start to the new season, with four of the stakes winners who helped him win that title all performing at the top level again.....
Champions inducted in to the Walk Of Fame ››
12 Sep 2014 | By Nicola Griffiths This week saw two of the Waikato’s favourite sons inducted into the Cambridge ‘Sporting Walk of Fame’. Hosted by the Waipa District Council at the impressive Avantidrome cycling track, champion racehorse SO YOU THINK and champion sire, VOLKSRAAD...
Racing for Change ››
12 Sep 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk Considering casting a racing-friendly vote in this year's general election? While racing isn't deemed a major issue for any of the political parties, some have released racing policies....
Auckland Branch celebrates their members' success ››
10 Sep 2014 | By Michelle Saba It was a big weekend for the Auckland Branch of the NZTBA as they held their annual awards evening and stallion parade.On Saturday evening around 130 guests attended the New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance sponsored event at Villa Maria Winery...
2013-2014 Free Handicaps released ››
03 Sep 2014 | By NZTR NZTR's chief handicapper, Brett Scelly, has released the 2013-2014 Free Handicaps today.  Click here to view..
Exciting win for Windsor Park Stud ››
03 Sep 2014 | By Michelle Saba There is a certain sense of excitement at Windsor Park Stud at the moment brought about by the impressive win of Stratocaster (Mastercraftsman[IRE]-Very Musical[IRE]) in the recent Hawke’s Bay Guineas Prelude....
Sun shines on Waikato Branch annual stallion parade ››
27 Aug 2014 | By Michelle Saba The Waikato Branch of the NZTBA held their annual JLT Bloodstock Stallion parade last weekend, and were blessed with magnificent weather and a good crowd of enthusiastic breeders....
NZTBA appoints new Office Manager ››
21 Aug 2014 | By NZTBA The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association has appointed Nicola Griffiths to the position of Office Manager, following the retirement of Sally Cassels-Brown after 28 years...
Kevin Hickman named 2014 New Zealand Breeder of the Year ››
18 Aug 2014 | By Michelle Saba Canterbury NZTBA branch members Kevin and Joanne Hickman headed back to Christchurch from Hamilton with quite a bit of excess baggage in the form of three Horse of the Year Award trophies....
2014 Broodmare of the Year and the 2014 Breeder of the Year nominations announced ››
04 Aug 2014 | By Michelle Saba The nominations for 2014 Broodmare of the Year and the 2014 Breeder of the Year were announced recently with the winners to be presented at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Awards in Hamilton on August 14.
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