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

It has been more than 20 years since Ready Teddy and Blyth Tait set the benchmark of what can be achieved with an Off the Track Thoroughbred.

Ready Teddy award honours Olympic champion


It has been more than 20 years since Ready Teddy and Blyth Tait set the benchmark of what can be achieved with an Off the Track Thoroughbred.

Stallion covering statistics released


Waikato Stud’s resident sire Savabeel headed the list for number of mares covered during the 2018 breeding season. The four-time champion New Zealand sire covered 182 mares which was up on last year’s tally of 167.

Equine breeding trainees of the year awards


Jim Carroll Windsor Park winner of the Level 4 top Trainee of the Year award

NZTBA Members will come together for Group One Day


The Gr.1 Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) Day at Te Aroha on April 6 represents the perfect opportunity for members of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and their friends and budding breeders to get together.

Rich Hill bred takes Gr.2 Adelaide Cup


Monday’s Gr.2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) winner Surprise Baby has provided a stunning return on investment for connections of the Kiwi stayer, who purchased the son of Shocking for just $5,500 from online auction gavelhouse.com as an unraced three-year-old.

Breeders' Stakes victory a lifetime high for McCarthy


Years of involvement in racing and breeding balanced by significant input to industry administration were rewarded when the Greg McCarthy-owned and bred filly Aretha won last Saturday’s $100,000 J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes.

Magic twenty fours hours for Windsor Park


Saturday’s victory by Aretha in the Gr.2 J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) brought double delight for well-known Cambridge-based breeding operation Windsor Park Stud.