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