Stud News

Waikato Stud dominates 2020-21 NZTBA awards

Powerhouse Waikato Stud, plus the Chittick family, the stud’s owners, have dominated the first two of four major awards annually decided by the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association. In normal times, the association would make all of their awards at an annual dinner celebration but due to Covid regulations this year’s presentation had to be... Read More

Reward For Effort loses battle after complications from surgery

Dynamic’s Dean Watt yesterday paid tribute to 2009 Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Reward For Effort (Exceed And Excel), after the stallion was euthanised this week after suffering an irreparable injury following surgery for an ongoing deep-seated foot abscess. The fifteen-year-old Victoria-based stallion, who has sired eight stakes winners from modest beginnings in... Read More

Cheveley Park Stud’s sire phenomenon Pivotal dies

A phenomenal chapter for Cheveley Park Stud and for British bloodstock has come to a close as the Newmarket operation has announced the death of the stud’s great sire Pivotal (Polar Falcon) at the age of 28. The son of Polar Falcon (Nureyev) stood for 24 consecutive seasons at Cheveley Park – following a racing... Read More

Rosemont swoop for controlling stake in exciting Warrior

Anthony Mithen was unhesitant in his determination to secure the long term future of exciting stallion prospect Extreme Warrior (Extreme Choice) to the Rosemont roster ranks, as some of Australia’s breeding giants came circling for rights to stand the colt at stud following his impressive Blue Sapphire (Gr 3, 1200m) success at Caulfield on October... Read More

Darley retires champion Palace Pier with eyes on shuttling south

Multiple Group 1 winner Palace Pier (Kingman) has been retired and will take up stud duties at Darley’s Dalham Hall base in Newmarket from 2022.  Following yesterday’s announcement, the operation’s director of stallions, Sam Bullard, revealed there is a strong possibility the son of Kingman (Invincible Spirit) could shuttle to Darley Australia in the future.   ... Read More

Group 1 winner Portland Sky to stand at Widden Stud

Top-class sprinter Portland Sky (Deep Field), the first Group 1 winner by Deep Field (Northern Meteor), has been retired from his racing career and will join the Widden Stud roster for the 2022 season.  Portland Sky showed his stakes potential early on in his career, winning his debut maiden at Ballarat on August 25, 2020. ... Read More