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Racing And Sports features a wide array of news regarding the bloodstock side of racing, including sales catalogues and results, stallion performances and stories on a particular horse of note from a pedigree perspective. Take your time and view your favourite sire statistics and news.
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A particular performance of a horse overseas can have ramifications from an Australian perspective, hence Racing and Sports have areas dedicated to the bloodstock news from New Zealand and internationally whether it be from the UK, Ireland, Europe, United States or the likes of Hong Kong and Singapore.
As well as an abundance of news, the section possesses a number of additional features. Sibling Reports that include sales information are available for both Australian and International meetings. When looking for black type of a particular horse, Group Races Interactive provides interesting insight. Whether you wish to breed the next champion horse or solely have a passion for the industry, this section can potentially entertain you for hours on end.
Although crack sprinter Terravista doesn’t carry the NZ suffix he is a genuine Kiwi product from a mare now revered as one of New Zealand’s finest producers.
Terravista is by the Westbury Stud stallion Captain Rio from superstar broodmare Parfore (Gold Brose), crowned New Zealand’s Broodmare of the Year in 2015.
Iffraaj gelding Gingernuts has emerged as the latest racetrack star for Karaka’s perennial leading buyers Te Akau Racing with his last-to-first win in Saturday’s G2 Avondale Guineas at Ellerslie.
Gingernuts earned more than his purchase price when racing at stakes level for the first time in his six-start career.
The Cambridge stable of Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stole the show in Saturday’s seventh leg of the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series with a quinella result in the $100,000 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic at Te Rapa.
Makfi filly Bonneval edged out her stablemate Nicoletta (Savabeel) to deliver a Baker-Forsman quinella and end the wining sequence of the previously unbeaten Volpe Veloce (Foxwedge).
The $50,000 that Donna Logan paid to buy Volkstok’n’barrell at the 2013 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Sale at Karaka has been dwarfed by his racetrack accomplishments after he recorded his fourth Group 1 win in Saturday’s $400,000 Herbie Dyke Stakes at Te Rapa.
The outstanding son of Tavistock has now had 26 starts for nine wins, six placings and more than $NZ1.4 million in stakes.
Karaka graduate Wyndspelle, one of the most consistent horses of his generation, scored a richly deserved win in Saturday’s G2 Waikato Guineas at Te Rapa.
Purchased for $75,000 at the 2015 Select Sale at Karaka, Wyndspelle showed his class early in his career with a stylish maiden win last season.
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