Kiwi Chronicles

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

Stars aligning

Cambridge Stud’s colours and stallions cannot be denied. Almanzor (Wootton Bassett) is on fire. In Adelaide, associate sire Embellish (Savabeel) received his biggest boost yet while the stud’s owners, Brendan and Jo Lindsay, saw their gold and black colours twice first past the post at Saturday’s Te Rapa meeting including in the Easter Handicap (Gr... Read More

Cambridge Stud magic

Cambridge Stud made headlines late last week, announcing that Chaldean, a Classic-winning son of the incomparable Frankel (Galileo), was to join Almanzor on the Cambridge Stud stallion roster. Attracting such quality (all five of Cambridge Stud’s stallions are Group 1 winners) can only be good news for the New Zealand industry. Windsor Park Stud’s successful... Read More