New Zealand

Established in 1948, the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (NZTBA) was formed 'to encourage, promote, advance generally and ensure co-operative efforts in all matters pertaining to the


Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship recipient Hannah Airey reports on her first week in Ireland at the Irish National Stud.

Scholarship Blog- Hannah Airey


Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship recipient Hannah Airey reports on her first week in Ireland at the Irish National Stud.

Iffraaj colt tops Book 2


A son of Haunui Farm stallion Iffraaj topped the Book 2 session of the Magic Million Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Monday.

RITA Welcomes Significant Milestone for Racing Industry Reform


The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) welcomed the Government’s introduction of the Racing Industry Bill - a major package of reforms to replace the Racing Act 2003.

Cook comes full-circle with Preferment


Eminent Australian owner Francis Cook has returned to New Zealand this week, the source of one of his standout racetrack performers.

Waikato Stud secures Super Seth


New Zealand’s Waikato Stud has secured a majority share in star three-year-old colt Super Seth, the son of emerging super stallion Dundeel.

Valachi doffs cap to Baggy Green


Broodmare prospects by champion stallion Galileo (Ire) are prized commodities and a private purchase by Valachi Downs a few years ago has proved to be a blue chip investment for Kevin Hickman’s nursery.

Ocean Park on song for Waikato Stud


Resident Waikato Stud stallion Ocean Park was to the forefront of the trans-Tasman racing action on Saturday where he was represented by four individual winners on the day, including a Group Three success at Royal Randwick.