Kiwi Chronicles

Family affairs

He died before his findings were published but Australian Bruce Lowe left a huge legacy when he devised a breeding system based upon tracing Classic winners to their earliest-known roots. Assigning the number one to the family that produced the highest total of Classic winners (he used the Derby, Oaks and St Leger), led to... Read More

A new page

A new year affords a new page; a new beginning, a new hope. Out with the old and in with the new – as the saying goes.  Yet at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day, it was more of the same for the country’s leading stud, continuing their 2021 results and adding to its already imposing... Read More

Copy and paste

Copy and paste is such a huge time saver and a wonderful feature of computer programs, however, readers can be excused for thinking that Kiwi Chronicles has used this shortcut, regarding Trelawney Stud’s results, a little too often just lately. It may look like copy and paste but the fact is, the success of their... Read More

Time is money, Kiwi time is more money

Time can often be a thoroughbred’s best friend. The riches available for two-year-olds, especially in Australia, can be very tempting but many New Zealand–bred horses are simply not ready at that age. A long program of importing staying lines from England and Ireland, dating back sixty or more years, has meant that the blood that... Read More

Trelawney Train

Between last Thursday and Saturday, 22 stakes races were scheduled to be run in Australasia. Weather intervened in Queensland reducing the count to 20 and what a mixed bag they were. On Saturday, New Zealand was represented by two stakes winners at Caulfield and one at Rosehill. However, of the three stakes run at home,... Read More

Covid Curve Ball

From New Zealand midweek, to Australia on Saturday, then up to Hong Kong on Sunday, the spotlight on the local industry hardly dimmed.  New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale proved a great success and, as if to put an exclamation point on things, the big money in Victoria the Saturday following went the way... Read More