Kiwi Chronicles

Class and courage

Class was apparent in the $500,000 Magic Millions Classic (1600m) and despite not being a black-type race, it was a treat to see La Crique (Vadamos) achieve her maiden win in Australia at her second attempt. Expectations of La Crique were high when she lined up in the 2022 Empire Rose Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m)... Read More

A comprehensive wallop

Winter gloom, cold snaps and wild weather are somewhat expected at this time of year but in Brisbane, the New Zealand-breds heading the attack on Queensland’s racing riches, added some sunshine and brightened proceedings with a day to remember. Both Group 1s, the Queensland Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) and the Kingsford-Smith Cup (Gr 1, 1300m),... Read More

Joint effort

This week’s edition leads with a shameless plug on behalf of the publication itself. ANZ Bloodstock News sponsored The Roses (Gr 2, 2000m) at Doomben on Saturday and the winner encapsulates a joint Australia-New Zealand theme. The winner, Scarlet Oak, is a daughter of Kermadec (Teofilo), a dual Group 1 Randwick winner. Kermadec was conceived... Read More

Worth the wait

Building a healthy race record of six wins in ten starts, Islington Lass (Proisir) clearly has plenty of ability and her handy win in Saturday’s Rangitikei Cup (Listed, 1600m) won’t be her last. Her owner has been patient. So patient that the mare did not race, or even trial, at two or three and did... Read More

One that won’t get away

The future broodmare roster at Cambridge Stud received another boost after Bella Waters (Sacred Falls) scored the Rotorua Cup (Gr 3, 2200m) during the past weekend. Brendan and Jo Lindsay’s gold and black colours are on a roll. Fillies and mares representing the stud are winning at black-type level and their Almanzor (Wootton Bassett) delivered,... Read More

Seth looking super

The two-year-olds took centre stage of Saturday’s New Zealand racing and the Listed race at Te Rapa resulted in Waikato Stud’s Super Seth (Dundeel) siring Super Photon, his first New Zealand black-type winner. Linebacker (Super Seth), who landed the TL Baillieu Handicap (Gr 3, 1400m) on March 30th and ran second in the Champagne Stakes... Read More