Weekend @ Waikato 15 June 2012

 
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Weekend @ Waikato - 24.10.14

[24 Oct 14] Cox Plate edition featuring Sacred Falls, Silent Achiever and 60 Seconds of curious questions with Karyn Fenton-Ellis.  more...

Ambitious Dragon returns

[23 Oct 14] NZ RACING DESK: Two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon makes a return to racing in a competitive field for the HK$3.875 million HK-2 Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.   more...

High-class stayer Sangster retired

[23 Oct 14] NZ Racing Desk: Millionaire galloper and triple Group One winner Sangster has run his last race.  more...

Sherwin full of excitement

[23 Oct 14] NZ Racing Desk: It’s been a ride Bruce Sherwin will never forget.  more...

Premier Bowl gives Aerovelocity first shot at big guns

[23 Oct 14] HKJC: Paul O’Sullivan has high hopes for Pins galloper Aerovelocity (122lbs) and Sunday’s (26 October) HKG2 Premier Bowl (Handicap) will give the trainer a sighter for the future, with a tilt at December’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint being his stable star’s prime target.  more...

Fast pace suits Pinyin

[21 Oct 14] SINGAPORE TURF CLUB: The David Hill-Ivaldo Santana pairing continued their fruitful partnership with another winner on the board when Pinyin (NZ) (Pins) landed the $60,000 Class 4 race over 1800m on Sunday.  more...

Smashing success for well-bred filly

[21 Oct 14] NZ Racing Desk: Smashing (NZ) (Pins) has plenty to live up to on pedigree and she took a record-breaking step toward fulfilling her potential at Rotorua.  more...

Solid final hit-out from Kiwi Cox Plate hope

[21 Oct 14] NZ RACING DESK: Roger James’ job is all but done with Silent Achiever ahead of the $A3 million Gr.1 Cox Plate.  more...

McKee keeps watch on Melbourne form

[21 Oct 14] NZ RACING DESK: Australia was never on the radar of the top-class filly O’Marilyn, but that hasn’t stopped trainer Stephen McKee wondering what might have been.  more...

Pins’ son reigns supreme

[20 Oct 14] Pins’ veteran son Regency King continues to make his mark in Hong Kong.  more...

Soriano gets deserved reward

[18 Oct 14] NZ Racing Desk: Soriano turned her luck around at Arawa Park on Saturday with a confidence-boosting victory ahead of a bigger target.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 17.10.14

[17 Oct 14] This week's news sees Savabeel stage a two pronged attack on the Gr.1 Caulfield Cup and features 60 Seconds with TV3 Present Hamish McKay and what Mark's been up to with the GoPro.  more...

Distance no barrier to further success

[16 Oct 14] Stephen McKee doesn’t see a drop back in distance at Arawa Park on Saturday as a problem for his prolific winner Spin Doctor.  more...

Ambitious Dragon Takes Another Step Towards His Return

[16 Oct 14] Michael Cox, South China Morning Post Among a massive 14-trial session, the longest many observers can recall, one horse stood out - not so much for his performance, but for his prior achievements and the anticipation generated by his imminent return.  more...

Willy Duggan all class in Egmont Cup

[12 Oct 14] NZ RACING DESK: A man of few words, trainer Kevin Myers was succinct in his summing up of the win of his charge Willy Duggan (NZ) (O’Reilly) in Saturday’s Kaponga Hotel Egmont Cup at Hawera.  more...

Dual Gr.1 winner in-foal to Pins

[10 Oct 14] Dual Gr.1 winner Costume has been confirmed as in-foal to proven Gr.1 sire Pins.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 10.10.14

[10 Oct 14] Savabeel and O'Reilly dictating the Spring Carnival Markets. This plus 60 Seconds with Trackside media personality Darryl Anderson and Mark's latest instalment with the GoPro.  more...

Savabeel’s sons top spring chances

[09 Oct 14] Two sons of Savabeel will give the WS star further opportunities in the near future to add to his already formidable record.  more...

Riddell reunited with outstanding mare

[09 Oct 14] Jonathan Riddell will resume his association with the glamour grey I Do at Hawera this Saturday.   more...

Rawiller back on top Kiwi mare

[09 Oct 14] Nash Rawiller will ride Silent Achiever in her next appearance in the $A3 million Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) on October 25.  more...

Wolfwhistle turns heads at Hastings

[04 Oct 14] The regally-bred Wolfwhistle turned on the style at Hastings this afternoon when he made his middle distance debut.  more...

Hot group one run continues

[04 Oct 14] WS was the dominant Group One player at the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival after their home-bred mare Costume triumphed in the final leg of the Triple Crown series.  more...

3 Gr.1 Winners bred and raced by Waikato Stud this season

[04 Oct 14] Its celebration mode at the stud with Costume's win in today's Gr.1 Spring Classic representing our third Gr.1 bred-and-raced galloper this season.  more...

Stud colours to Group One fore again with Costume

[04 Oct 14] NZ RACING DESK: Waikato Stud continued their Group One domination of the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival on Saturday when Costume bagged the final leg of the Triple Crown series at long odds.  more...

Brave Pins gelding Antonio Lombardo saves the day

[04 Oct 14] NZ RACING DESK: Peter and Jacob McKay’s stable experienced contrasting fortunes at Hastings after star performer Puccini’s unplaced showing was followed by a courageous winning effort from Pins gelding Antonio Lombardo.  more...

Little Hottie have Stakes Start at Start Two

[03 Oct 14] The impressive winning debut of the 3YO O'Reilly filly Little Hottie has enabled a stakes start at just her second outing.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 3.10.14

[03 Oct 14] All the news including a blast from the past featuring two of Australasia's greatest ever racemares, 60 Seconds with prominent Australian media personality Richard Freedman and Mark's second go out with the GoPro...  more...

3YO adds to famous family

[02 Oct 14] Wild ‘N’ Famous showed he had a bright future in Sydney following his early victory at Canterbury yesterday.  more...

Gr.1 Racemare Macavelli Miss to Visit Rios

[02 Oct 14] Waikato Stud’s pedigree consultant Gareth Downey is putting his money where his mouth is and will be supporting the stud's Guineas winning sire Rios this season with his very own Gr.1 Thorndon Mile winning racemare, Macavelli Miss.  more...

Brave Centaur to race for new stable

[02 Oct 14] Matamata galloper Brave Centaur will have his first start from new quarters in Saturday's Listed A$120,000 Headquarters Tavern Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.  more...

Far Fetched on way to stakes company

[02 Oct 14] Far Fetched was back to her dashing best at Wanganui this afternoon with an effortless winning performance.  more...

Silent Achiever could bypass Melbourne Cup

[01 Oct 14] Source: AAP, Mathew Toogood Roger James will decide Silent Achiever's main spring goal after the Turnbull Stakes but admits a Melbourne Cup start is no certainty.   more...

Sangster proves trainers right

[29 Sep 14] Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young knew Sangster was on the verge of a return to form and their judgment has proved right on the money. NZ Racing Desk  more...

Smart mare strikes at Ellerslie again

[27 Sep 14] Graham Richardson’s confidence in completing a significant family double with Queens Rose was boosted on Saturday with another Ellerslie success.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 26.9.14

[26 Sep 14] This week's news featuring Sacred Falls joining the elite WS Gr.1 Winners Club, 60 Seconds with Dennis Ryan and Mark's debut effort with the GoPro...  more...

Sacred Falls Peaking for his Cox Plate Target

[25 Sep 14] Source: ANZ Bloodstock News Sept 25 Sacred Falls (O'Reilly) (127) landed his fourth Gr.1 of his career in taking out Saturday's George Main Stakes (Gr.1, 1600m) at Randwick looking right on track for his prime target the Cox Plate (Gr.1 2040m) at Moonee Valley on 25 October, writes Alex Steedman.  more...

Sharrock has stars on horizon

[24 Sep 14] Allan Sharrock has a pair of exciting four-year-olds to ensure a smooth changing of the guard at his New Plymouth stable later this year.  more...

Blueblood scores on debut

[23 Sep 14] Elegantly-bred filly Simply You has made an impressive start to her racing career in Australia.  more...

Group One racemares I Do and Xanadu confirmed for Savabeel

[23 Sep 14] Source: THE INFORMANT, Dennis Ryan Group One racemares I Do and Xanadu have both been confirmed for mating with leading young Waikato Stud sire Savabeel.  more...

Lees thrilled with Lucia Valentina

[23 Sep 14] Trainer Kris Lees was delighted with Lucia Valentina’s last-start run for sixth in the Gr.1 George Main Stakes at Randwick.  more...

Procurement close to resuming

[23 Sep 14] Well-related mare Procurement will be back in action next month. The half-sister by O’Reilly to the Gr.2 Reisling Stakes winner Hips Don’t Lie is one of a number of lightly-tried horses close to stepping out for Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh.  more...

Sacred Falls Delivers 4th Gr.1 win in George Main Stakes

[22 Sep 14] O'Reilly's superstar colt Sacred Falls delivered his 4th Gr.1 win in the George Main Stakes. See what they had to say...  more...

O’Reilly reigns supreme

[22 Sep 14] Waikato Stud’s O’Reilly enjoyed yet another stellar day with his son and future associate stallion Sacred Falls capping a super Saturday for the champion sire.  more...

Top O’Reilly filly firms for classic

[20 Sep 14] O’Reilly’s outstanding daughter O’Marilyn is already a short order for the Gr 1 NZB 1000 Guineas.   more...

George Main a genuine test for Lucia: Lees

[19 Sep 14] Weight-for-age winners are scarce in the George Main Stakes but trainer Kris Lees expects the Group One race to be strong enough to reveal more about Lucia Valentina's (NZ) (Savabeel) Caulfield Cup chances.  more...

Waller Expecting Sacred Falls to be hard to beat

[19 Sep 14] Trainer Chris Waller is anticipating big things from the triple Gr.1 winning O'Reilly entire Sacred Falls in the Gr.1 George Main Stakes over 1600m at Royal Randwick this weekend.  more...

Silent Achiever to spearhead trans-Tasman Gr.1 assault for James

[19 Sep 14] The Cambridge trainer will produce four-time Group One winner Silent Achiever (NZ) (O’Reilly) second-up into the Gr.1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield and Zonza (NZ) (Zabeel) in the Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings.  more...

Bosson looking forward to Gr.1 ride on I Do

[19 Sep 14] Hear the audio file of Opie Bosson speaking about I'Do's killer instinct...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 19.9.14

[19 Sep 14] 8 Gr.1 ambassadors for WS sires, 60 Seconds with I Do's Gr.1 hoop Opie Bosson and much more.  more...

Brave Centaur making good progress

[18 Sep 14] A water walker is proving beneficial to Brave Centaur’s (NZ) (O’Reilly) return to full health at Flemington.  more...

James surprised by mare's Melbourne Cup weight

[18 Sep 14] New Zealand trainer Roger James has expressed surprise at the weight top mare Silent Achiever (NZ) (O’Reilly) has to carry in the Melbourne Cup.  more...

War Affair issued call to arms

[18 Sep 14] A new chapter is set to be written in the annals of War Affair’s (NZ) (O’Reilly) career as Singapore’s reigning three-year-old champion returns to action in Sunday’s Sgp.3 Committee Prize (1600m).  more...

Former WS Sire Paco Boy the Current Leading 1st Crop Sire in Europe

[17 Sep 14] Former Waikato Stud sire PACO BOY is achieving some great results in the Northern Hemisphere, with progeny there currently securing his place as the Leading 1st Crop Sire in Europe.  more...

Dramatic win for Room For Excuse

[15 Sep 14] A perfectly-timed charge saw Room For Excuse stage a dramatic victory in The AIS Cup on Friday.  more...

Brave Brambles back in winning form

[15 Sep 14] Brambles proved veterinary advice wrong when he returned to winning form at Flemington on Saturday.   more...

Listed win puts Merion in G1 Caulfield Guineas Picture

[15 Sep 14] Merion (NZ) (O'Reilly) lowered the colours of boom colt Chivalry (Street Cry) by the barest of margins at Flemington to put himself in the G1 Caulfield Guineas picture.  more...

I Do heads the Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate Market

[15 Sep 14] Gr.1 No Excuse Needed mare I Do is currently rated the $4.20 favourite for the Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate this Saturday.  more...

Debut Winner Maritimo to Target Listed Wellesley Stakes Next

[15 Sep 14] Past knowledge of Maritimo’s family convinced Debbie Rogerson the youngster was worth chasing at Karaka last year and all concerned gained an early return on their investment at Ruakaka.  more...

Cracking Rock n Pop half-brother to Gr.1 winner Costume arrives just in time

[15 Sep 14] Waikato Stud was rapt to welcome into the world a cracking Rock ‘n’ Pop half-brother to the Gr.1 winner Costume this morning.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 12.9.14

[12 Sep 14] Featuring sensational Savabeel mare Lucia Valentina, 60 Seconds with Kris Lees and all the latest celebrity foals...  more...

Lucia Valentina stars on return

[08 Sep 14] Savabeel mare Lucia Valentina turned in a sizzling performance at Randwick to win the Gr 2 Tramway Stakes on Saturday.  more...

Thurston one to watch

[05 Sep 14] Up and coming Warwick Farm trainer Bryce Heys played the dual role of strapper with talented O'Reilly four year-old Thurston, who made an encouraging debut at Goulburn yesterday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 5.9.14

[05 Sep 14] Featuring 60 Seconds with Henry Plumptre and our latest Celebrity foalings...  more...

Caulfield Cup hope Costume on target

[04 Sep 14] Group One winner Costume (NZ) (Savabeel) has pleased co-trainer Debbie Rogerson in the lead-up to this month's Gr. 1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings, for which her Herbie Dyke Stakes-winning jockey Michael Coleman has been engaged.  more...

Far Fetched justifies trainer’s confidence

[01 Sep 14] Far Fetched lived up to John Bary’s pre-race expectations when she made a triumphant four-year-old return at Taupo.  more...

My Sabeel grabs Group Glory

[01 Sep 14] Genuine mare My Sabeel became Savabeel’s latest black type winner when she completed a Sydney double for the outstanding WS stallion.  more...

Steed’s golden run continues

[01 Sep 14] Golden Sand Steed continued his admirable winning strike rate in Singapore on Friday night with further success at Kranji.   more...

Feelin The Love maintains unbeaten record

[01 Sep 14] Savabeel's winning roll made itself felt in the opening event at Hastings on Saturday with Feelin The Love maintaining her unbeaten record.   more...

Top trifecta for stud

[01 Sep 14] Waikato Stud made their mark on the opening day of the spring carnival undercard at Hastings with a memorable trifecta in the Rating 85 sprint.   more...

I Do goes to another level

[01 Sep 14] I Do emphatically proved Allan Sharrock wrong at Hastings on Saturday and the Taranaki trainer couldn’t have been happier.  more...

Emotional win for stud in Foxbridge

[17 Aug 14] Emotions ran high after the running of the Gr 3 Lisa Chittick Foxbridge Plate at Te Rapa yesterday following the highly-sentimental victory of I Do. The top-class mare was a commanding winner of the feature in the colours of Waikato Stud.  more...

Weekend @ WAikato 15.8.14

[15 Aug 14] Featuring O'Reilly, the Lisa Chittick Foxbridge Plate, Waikato Stud's new Vet, Dr Chris Phillips and Rock N Pop's first foals.  more...

Rock N Pop's First Foals are here!

[14 Aug 14] Check out this impressive trio of foals ...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 8.08.14

[08 Aug 14] This week's newsletter featuring Pins' first stakes winner for the season Karla Bruni, Ocean Park's first foal, 60 Seconds with NZ Premiership winning jockey Matt Cameron and much more...  more...

In-form Frankly chasing stakes start

[07 Aug 14] John Bary was left to rue a missed black type opportunity with Frankly at New Plymouth and now he’s looking forward to another chance at Awapuni.  more...

Costume ready to resume in WS feature

[07 Aug 14] Group One-winning mare Costume thrilled her connections with a strong performance at this week's Te Teko trials ahead of a likely Melbourne spring carnival campaign.  more...

First Foal for Ocean Park

[07 Aug 14] As the breeder of the 5-time G1 winning Cox Plate champion Ocean Park, it was fitting that the exciting young sire's first foal should be born at Trelawney Stud yesterday morning.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 1.8.14

[01 Aug 14] O'Reilly cleansweeps NZ's major sire awards for second year running. Plus featuring 60 Seconds with Andrew Castles and Waikato Stud's 2014/15 brochure sneak peek...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 18.7.14

[18 Jul 14] Featuring Pins and 60 Seconds with NZ's leading equine photographer Trish Dunell, the noted breeder/owner of last Sunday's Singapore Derby winner Spalato.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 11.7.14

[11 Jul 14] Savabeel notches 12 Stakes Winners for season, Paco Boy off to a flyer, 60 Seconds with Matamata trainer Graham Richardson and more...  more...

Iggi Pop rocks home

[07 Jul 14] A daring ride secured Savabeel another stakes success when Iggi Pop won the Listed Queensland Cup at Eagle Farm on Saturday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 4.7.14

[04 Jul 14] WS Sires hit $30 Mil for season mark, Sacred Falls to target Cox Plate and 60 Seconds with Ken Rutherford, plus much more...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 0 27.6.14

[27 Jun 14] Your WS ticket to the weekend featuring Brave Ali, I Do, Tony Gollan and 60 Seconds with Geoff Nicholls...  more...

I Do sets record

[23 Jun 14] I Do broke a long-standing Waikato Stud record yesterday when she triumphed in the Listed Tauranga Classic.   more...

A Year of 60 Seconds

[20 Jun 14] A collation of one year's worth of our popular '60 Seconds with' Weekend @ Waikato segment  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 20.6.14

[20 Jun 14] Pretty Pins shoots for more black-type, plus 60 Seconds with our very own Mark Chittick...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 13.6.14

[13 Jun 14] Super Savabeel 6YO mare Floria bows out with Gr.2 Brisbane Cup success, 60 Seconds with Mark Chitty and much, much more...  more...

Pins colt makes bold Derby showing

[08 Jun 14] Pinstripe Lane made a bold bid for Group One glory at Eagle Farm yesterday afternoon before finishing a gallant runner-up in the Queensland Derby.  more...

Second Brisbane Cup Winner for Savabeel

[08 Jun 14] WS Sire Savabeel registered his second Gr.2 Brisbane Cup winner behind Tullamore yesterday, when the gutsy racemare Floria outstayed her rivals in the Eagle Farm feature.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 6.6.14

[06 Jun 14] FEATURING: Pinstripe Lane ready to rumble in Gr.1 Derby, WS Stallion Performance and 60 Seconds with Legendary NZ trainer Dave O'Sullivan.  more...

Scusa a bright spring prospect

[03 Jun 14] A lucrative spring has been tipped for the well-related juvenile Scusa after he opened his account at Ellerslie on Queen’s Birthday Monday.  more...

Corstens thrilled with Pinstripe Lane

[03 Jun 14] Troy Corstens is pinning his hopes on a Waikato Stud graduate to give him his first Group One winner in his own right as a trainer.  more...

Sacred Falls Races Way Into World's Top Ten

[30 May 14] Waikato Stud’s dual Gr 1 Doncaster Handicap winner Sacred Falls has raced his way into the top 10 on the ARF Racehorse Rankings for three-year-olds and upwards, which raced between January 1 and May 4, 2014.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 30.5.14

[30 May 14] Sacred Falls Rated Amongst Worlds Very Best, plus 60 Seconds with trainer Troy Corstens and all the mail you need heading into the weekend...  more...

Matamata Accommodation

[16 May 14] See link for details...  more...

Date Set for Lisa's Special Celebration of Life

[16 May 14] A special celebration of life for friends and family of Lisa Chittick will take place at Waikato Stud on Friday, May 23.  more...

I Do strolls to Rotorua title defence

[11 May 14] Allan Sharrock headed to Arawa Park full of confidence in the top mare I Do and his faith was once again rewarded yesterday afternoon.  more...

Derby Bound Gr.3 winner adds to Karaka colt’s pedigree

[11 May 14] Pinstripe Lane added a second career victory to his name with a dominant win at Rosehill yesterday afternoon.   more...

Two winners in two days for Troy Corstens

[11 May 14] It was only a couple of days ago that Flemington trainer Troy Corstens would have been wondering if he was ever going to train a winner.  more...

Weekend@Waikato - 9.5.14

[09 May 14] Featuring 60 Seconds with Zac Purton and game racemares I Do & Polish...  more...

I Do on target for second Rotorua Stakes

[03 May 14] Smart mare I Do completed a perfect dress rehearsal for an upcoming black type start when she won at Friday’s Otaki meeting.  more...

Waikato Stud Announces 2014 Sire Roster and Decision Made on Sacred Falls

[02 May 14] Incredible racetrack results have enabled an ideal backdrop for Waikato Stud to announce its 2014 Sire Roster...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 5.5.14

[02 May 14] Two pronged Gr.1 attack for Savabeel, plus 60 Seconds with Allan Sharrock. For this and more...  more...

Rhythm To Spare back to winning ways

[29 Apr 14] After a dreadful trip to Sydney, Rhythm To Spare (NZ) (Pins) recaptured his best form to impressively win the Peter Armytage Handicap on Saturday at Flemington.  more...

O'Reilly galloper Merion adds to O'Reilly's stakes haul

[29 Apr 14] O'Reilly galloper Merion added to O'Reilly's stakes haul with success in Flemington's Listed Anzac Day Stakes last Friday.  more...

O'Reilly Winning Roll Continues

[29 Apr 14] Waikato Stud sire O'Reilly has been riding a crest of a wave this season and is on track to defend his leading sire crown in New Zealand.   more...

Shandream back to winning form

[28 Apr 14] Stakes winning mare Shandream posted an overdue win over 1600 metres when she triumphed in the open handicap at Te Rapa on Saturday.  more...

Lauren Tate does Pins proud

[28 Apr 14] A notable Te Rapa double for Pins was completed by Lauren Tate when she accounted for a strong field in the Gr.2 Travis Stakes.  more...

Demon King a horse to follow

[28 Apr 14] WS graduate Demon King confirmed that he had the brightest of futures in Singapore when he struck for trainer Michael Freedman at Kranji on Sunday.   more...

Knight's Command gives Pins his 7th Stakes Winner this Season

[28 Apr 14] Trainer Bruce Marsh’s faith in his apprentice jockey Zuriman Zulkifli was repaid manifold when Knight’s Command sprang an upset win to become Pins' 7th individual stakes winner this season in last nights $150,000 Group 3 Admiralty Classic Stakes (1600m).   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 17.4.2014

[17 Apr 14] Special Easter Weekend Preview  more...

Sacred Falls Creates History with Back-to-Back Doncaster Wins

[15 Apr 14] Sacred Falls has created history as the first colt to achieve back-to-back Doncaster wins in over 50 years...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 11.4.14

[11 Apr 14] Reigning Gr.1 Doncaster Champion Sacred Falls is ready to rumble at Royal Randwick; Gr1 Action and Results; Plus Featuring 60 Seconds with successful Kiwi Bloodstock Agent Bruce Perry.   more...

Weekend @ WAikato - 4.4.2014

[04 Apr 14] This Week's Gr.1 news featuring Sam Spratt and a podcast from Mark.  more...

O'Reilly Strikes Again

[29 Mar 14] In the wake of Silent Achiever's Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes win last weekend, 2YO daughter O'Marilyn has just won the Gr.1 Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) in fine style.  more...

Another Group One For O’Reilly

[29 Mar 14]   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 28.3.14

[28 Mar 14] O'Reilly Dynasty on Show. All the news this week plus 60 Seconds with Shane Kennedy  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 21.3.14

[22 Mar 14] Featuring Gr.1 chances, New Zealand's Champion Junior Rider of the Year and 60 Seconds with her proud Uncle, Lance O'Sullivan.  more...

O’Reilly rules at Rosehill

[22 Mar 14] Champion WS sire O’Reilly was this afternoon a major player at Rosehill where he scooped the Group One pool.  more...

O’Reilly 3yo wins again

[17 Mar 14] WS made their presence felt on a premier night of racing in Hong Kong with a second success for a promising young graduate.  more...

Promising Altius has his admirers

[15 Mar 14] Altius is a three-year-old with a particularly bright future, but whether that will be in New Zealand remains to be seen.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 14.3.14

[14 Mar 14] Could Miss Selby be crowned NZB Filly of the Year this Saturday? All the stud's latest news, plus featuring 60 Seconds with top jock Vinnie Colgan.  more...

Beckham plays a blinder on debut

[12 Mar 14] Beckham was rated as “one of the best I’ve got” by co-trainer Peter McKay before he made his debut at Matamata and the royally-bred colt didn’t disappoint this afternoon.  more...

Silent Achiever Takes Gr.1 Form to Sydney

[11 Mar 14] O'Reilly mare Silent Achiever will take an impeccable New Zealand formline to the Sydney autumn carnival after her class proved too hot to handle for her weight-for-age rivals at Ellerslie on Saturday, the five-year-old following a first-up handicap success on the course last month with a winning stroll to victory in the Group One Lindauer New Zealand Stakes.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 7.3.14

[07 Mar 14] Big Weekend Ahead with 4 Gr.1 Runners for O'Reilly. All the news plus a very entertaining 60 seconds with Tony Pike...  more...

Pinzaara strikes at Ellerslie again

[06 Mar 14] Pinzaara’s Ellerslie fortunes took a deserved turn for the better yesterday when she downed the Rating 85 sprinters on the Auckland Cup undercard.   more...

Sparkling display from Savabeel mare

[06 Mar 14] Savabeel’s daughter Chintz pressed her claims for higher honours when she dominated a strong field of mares in yesterday's Gr 3 Westbury Classic at Ellerslie.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato -

[28 Feb 14] This week's news from the stud featuring the NZ Derby and 60 Seconds with Aidan Rodley...  more...

Sydney next for in-form Epingle

[27 Feb 14] Melbourne trainer Mick Kent is looking toward Sydney with Epingle following her win in yesterday’s Gr 3 Launceston Cup.  more...

Kansas off the mark in style

[24 Feb 14] Kansas maintained her dam’s perfect strike rate at stud when she opened her account on a day of double delight for WS at Avondale this afternoon.  more...

Epingle adds to Pins’ impressive haul

[15 Feb 14] WS product Epingle provided her sire Pins with his 56th stakes winner when she triumphed in yesterday’s Gr 3 Hobart Cup at Elwick.   more...

Rios off the mark

[15 Feb 14] Former top-class performer Rios has opened his stallion account with the aptly-named Happy Place.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 14.2.14

[14 Feb 14] Shamexpress back for a repeat Gr.1 Lightning Tilt, 60 Seconds with Michael Coleman, Black-type Runners, Article of the Week, Pedigree Pointers with Gareth Downey and Mark Chittick's View from the Top...  more...

Smart filly on stakes trail

[11 Feb 14] The well-named Sports Illustrated showed her style on the big stage at Te Rapa on Saturday when she won on the Group One undercard.   more...

Group Two quinella for O’Reilly

[11 Feb 14] Champion WS stallion O’Reilly dominated the finish of the Gr.2 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic at Te Rapa on Saturday.  more...

No Disguising Costume’s class

[11 Feb 14] A dream day at Te Rapa for WS was crowned by their rising star Costume, who significantly added to her future broodmare value with victory in the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes.   more...

Costume Powers Home for Extra Special Gr.1 Win

[11 Feb 14] Special WS Release featuring Costume, Michael Coleman, Herbie Dyke, Tiny and Savabeel.  more...

A Big Thanks From Waikato Stud

[07 Feb 14] In the wake of a terrific Karaka 2017 Yearling Sale, we'd like to give a big thanks to our supporters...  more...

WS roll continues

[03 Feb 14] Following on from their Karaka sales success, WS struck in Hong Kong last night when Circuit Fortune opened his account.  more...

Strong close to select sale

[01 Feb 14] WS’s solid Select Sale pace was maintained right through to the end of the session this afternoon.   more...

Te Rapa success for sweet mare

[01 Feb 14] The form book pointed toward success for the WS-bred Porotene Lollipop at Te Rapa this afternoon and so it proved for the Taranaki-trained mare.  more...

Etoile Filante Avondale Cup bound

[01 Feb 14] WS graduate Etoile Filante returned an ideal dress rehearsal for an upcoming Group Two test when she posted the fifth win of her 11-start career at Te Rapa today.  more...

O’Reilly youngsters keenly sought after

[30 Jan 14] Fresh from being crowned top Premier Sale vendors, WS was straight back into action early in the Select Sale with two satisfying results.   more...

Paco Boy makes his mark at Karaka

[30 Jan 14] The Karaka buying bench warmed to the stock of the former WS shuttle stallion Paco Boy on day two of the Select Sale this afternoon.   more...

Karaka crown to a proud WS

[29 Jan 14] Mark and Lisa Chittick’s WS ended a stellar 12 months when they claimed top vendor honours by aggregate at the close of NZ Bloodstock’s Premier Sale.  more...

Crack Savabeel colt provides star turn

[28 Jan 14] A superb colt by resident stallion Savabeel ensured WS’s Premier Sale business went to a higher level this afternoon.  more...

O’Reilly dominates stakes finish

[27 Jan 14] Exciting fillies Spellbinder and Hera provided WS’s champion stallion O’Reilly with a dream result on the eve of the NZ Bloodstock National Yearling Sales series.  more...

O’Brien snares WS’s top lot

[27 Jan 14] Danny O’Brien has enjoyed a long and successful association with WS and he was back for more at Karaka this afternoon. The leading Melbourne trainer was taken by a Savabeel colt and went to $450,000 to secure the first foal of the Pins mare Pins On Ice.  more...

Top Gr 1 finish for WS

[25 Jan 14] WS familiar silks were beaten into second place in today’s Gr 1 Thorndon Mile but there was a big slice of compensation for the Matamata farm. The Garry Chittick-bred and owned Costume (Savabeel) finished runner-up behind upset winner Touch Of Ruby, a daughter of the stud’s resident Pins.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 24.01.14

[24 Jan 14] Karaka Special featuring 60 Seconds with Sir Peter Vela...  more...

Karaka 2014 - A Year Like No Other

[16 Jan 14] Equine World: This year, if there is one draft in particular poised to lift the bar, chances are it is Waikato Stud’s.  more...

Karaka 2014 Yearling Draft

[16 Jan 14] This year Waikato Stud is focussing 100% on Karaka. To see Waikato Stud's outstanding 2014 Yearling Draft, open here   more...

2014 Yearling Draft Photos

[16 Jan 14] Each day, more and more of Trish Dunell's fantastic WS Yearling Draft photos are going up online. To see these shots, click here http://www.waikatostud.com/YearlingPhotos  more...

Waikato Stud Yearling Draft Videos Online

[16 Jan 14] Thanks to the great work from Eclare Productions and NZ Thoroughbred Marketing, all of our Yearling Videos are up on NZ Bloodstock's website.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato 10 Jan 2014

[10 Jan 14] Find out who is Australasia's leading sire for stakes winners to runners this season and exactly what was it that was freaking successful trainer Andrew Forsman out as a kid...   more...

Grenade explodes at Hastings

[02 Jan 14] WS was quickly into the winning groove in 2014 with farm graduate Grenade bombing his rivals at Hastings on New Year’s Day.  more...

Savabeel mare claims Group Two

[02 Jan 14] Progressive mare Chintz credited Savabeel with further stakes success when she triumphed in the Gr 2 Rich Hill Stud Mile.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - A Salute to 2013

[31 Dec 13] Happy New Years! A pictorial glimpse at some of the highlights of 2013 and a sneak peek at who's set to star early in the new year.  more...

Altius a gilt-edged prospect

[30 Dec 13] Tony Cole has no doubt that the imposing Savabeel three-year-old Altius can make his mark in top company in time.  more...

O’Reilly filly at centre of Caulfield drama

[30 Dec 13] Drama aplenty surrounded the debut victory at Caulfield on Boxing Day of the O’Reilly debutante Empress O’Reilly.  more...

Potent pedigree to fore

[27 Dec 13] Trainer John Bary believes the well-related Rosehip can progress to make her mark in good staying company.  more...

Update for O’Reilly colt

[27 Dec 13] An O’Reilly colt in WS’s travelling party to the upcoming yearling sales was given a major boost at Ellerslie yesterday.  more...

Knockout blow from Hera

[27 Dec 13] A family that has made its mark at the top level on both sides of the Tasman packed a Boxing Day punch for WS.  more...

I Do saves the day at Awapuni

[22 Dec 13] Allan Sharrock and Jonathan Riddell were back on good terms after the grand mare I Do strolled to an effortless victory in this Sturday's Gr 3 Manawatu Challenge Stakes.   more...

Prince rules again

[21 Dec 13] Celtic Prince’s run of form has come as no surprise to trainer Bjorn Baker, who expects the four-year-old to make his mark in top staying company.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - Christmas Edition featuring Brendon McCullum

[20 Dec 13] See what New Zealand Cricket Captain Brendon McCullum had to say in the 60 Seconds segment of our Christmas Edition of the Weekend @ Waikato ...  more...

Fabulous win for family

[16 Dec 13] Fabulous November got his timing right on two fronts when he won again in Hong Kong last night.  more...

Filly takes winning step to Oaks

[15 Dec 13] Whistling Dixie’s three-year-old season gained some serious momentum at Awapuni yesterday afternoon with her victory in the Gr 3 Eulogy Stakes.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 13.12.13

[13 Dec 13] WS Sire Blitz, Rios bloodlines hot in Hong Kong, VIP Visitors and Karaka 2014 Sneak Peek...  more...

Ward bounces back to best in cup

[09 Dec 13] Ward struck gold for his new stable when he turned his form around with victory in the Mudgee Cup.   more...

Lion Red goes the distance

[09 Dec 13] Lion Red defied a sprinting pedigree when his connections toasted the five-year-old’s successful middle distance debut at Ellerslie.  more...

Top Trentham day for Savabeel

[09 Dec 13] Savabeel produced a winning double at Trentham on Saturday with one proven performer back to his best and the emergence of another young Group One candidate.   more...

Centaine mare a beauty

[09 Dec 13] Beyond made a strong impression during her racing days and she has continued that trend into her breeding career.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 6.12.13

[06 Dec 13] 7 Stakes Winners for Savabeel, 60 Seconds with Murray Baker and much more...  more...

Experience accounts for youth

[05 Dec 13] Veteran Telecom Top Star upstaged his younger rivals at Happy Valley last night for the fourth win of his career.  more...

Pinzano strikes on debut

[04 Dec 13] Pinzano looked a potential black type candidate with a smart performance to win on debut at Pukekohe Park this afternoon.   more...

Panna Cotta’s timing perfect

[02 Dec 13] Panna Cotta has made an impressive start to her career and her breakthrough victory at Te Aroha today was a timely one.  more...

Innes and Savabeel a potent duo

[01 Dec 13] Leith Innes completed a notable feature race double with the progeny of Savabeel at Ellerslie yesterday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 29.11.13

[29 Nov 13] Huge week for the stud with Australian Trainers Tour, the O'Shea Tour, 60 Seconds with Lance Noble, with Stakes Results galore and with an utterly adorable new member to the team...  more...

Stakes double for stallions

[29 Nov 13] WS’s stallion power was again underlined at Otaki this afternoon when they made a clean sweep of the headline events.  more...

Celtic Prince one to follow

[28 Nov 13] A bright middle distance future has been forecast for Celtic Prince following his commanding victory at Canterbury yesterday.  more...

Sha Tin double for stud

[25 Nov 13] WS was a major player in Hong Kong last night with a winning double on the Sha Tin card.   more...

Walker rapt with WS graduate

[25 Nov 13] Kiwi trainer Mark Walker was rich in his praise for both Golden Sand Steed and his sire Pins after the four-year-old’s latest success in Singapore.  more...

Dancer back to her best

[24 Nov 13] WS graduate Savannah Dancer has bounced back to her best to reward the faith shown in her by connections.   more...

O’Reilly mare claims Pukekohe feature

[24 Nov 13] O’Reilly mare Annie Higgins look set to bring further stakes honours to her champion sire in the coming months. The Lance Noble-trained six-year-old came with a powerful late burst to win today’s Gr.3 Counties Cup with the promise of more to come.  more...

Savabeel, O’Reilly tops at RTR Sale

[22 Nov 13] Waikato Stud stallions ended the two-day New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale as the leading sires by average  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 22.11.13

[22 Nov 13] Waikato Stud Announce Entire Yearling Draft Concentration at Karaka. Plus featuring 60 Seconds with Phill Cataldo and the news of the week...  more...

I Do Strikes Again

[17 Nov 13] Dylan Turner kept his unbeaten record intact aboard the grand mare I Do this afternoon when they knocked off a competitive line-up in the open sprint at Tauranga.  more...

Best yet to come from Group One filly

[17 Nov 13] Courageous filly Spellbinder became O’Reilly’s latest Group One performer when she finished third in today’s NZ Bloodstock 1000 Guineas.  more...

Icing on the Tauranga cake

[17 Nov 13] WS’s successful day at Tauranga was capped off when Costume downed fellow farm graduate Etoile Filante in the Rating 75 metric mile.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 15.11.13

[15 Nov 13] Exciting A$18 million Championship comes as terrific news, 60 Seconds with Stephen Marsh, Black-type Runners and much more...  more...

Hera back to winning ways

[12 Nov 13] Smart filly Hera bounced back to her best form at Avondale yesterday with the promise of further honours to come.  more...

A moment to savour for Marsh

[12 Nov 13] Savour The Moment opened his Group One campaign in the best possible style at Te Rapa on Saturday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 7/11/13

[07 Nov 13] Featuring Sacred Falls and 60 Seconds with Glen Boss...  more...

Well-bred 3YO stakes Derby claims

[04 Nov 13] Regally-bred three-year-old Kick Buttowski will be set on a path toward the Gr 1 New Zealand Derby after opening his account at Tauranga this afternoon.   more...

I Do on target for Group One challenge

[04 Nov 13] Grand racemare I Do showed she was on target for a crack at Group One company with a dominant sprint win at Awapuni on Saturday.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 1.11.13

[01 Nov 13] Savvy Nature favourite for Gr.1 Victoria Derby, 60 Seconds with Max Whitby and what the Thorough-Beards are up to...  more...

Pins mare takes another winning step

[30 Oct 13] Progressive mare Etoile Filante furthered her record in a driving finish at Pukekohe Park this afternoon.  more...

Savvy Nature returns top Derby trial

[29 Oct 13] Savvy Nature has joined his WS-based sire Savabeel as a feature race winner at Moonee Valley.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 25.10.13

[25 Oct 13] The Cox Plate Eve Edition featuring Ocean Park, Anthony Cummings and the Gartshore Brothers.  more...

Raffles Cup Start for War Affair

[23 Oct 13] A Raffles Cup start for leading Singapore three-year-old War Affair has been confirmed by trainer Mark Walker.  more...

Top ride gets Posy home

[21 Oct 13] A gem of a ride from Leith Innes landed a second career victory for the well-bred No Excuse Needed mare Posy at Rotorua.  more...

I Do set for Captain Cook

[16 Oct 13] I Do’s connections have a Group One target set for the ultra-consistent mare to further enhance her future value.  more...

Clean sweep for War Affair

[14 Oct 13] High-class O’Reilly three-year-old War Affair made it a perfect three-act affair in the new More Magic 3YO Championship series at Kranji last night.  more...

Savodan still undefeated

[12 Oct 13] Exciting three-year-old Savodan has maintained his perfect record at Kranji for trainer Michael Freedman.  more...

Savvy derby trial

[12 Oct 13] Savvy Nature did his Gr 1 VRC Derby prospects no harm with a strong performance to place in the Gr 1 Spring Champion Stakes this afternoon.   more...

Sharbeela deserved winner at Hawera

[12 Oct 13] Sharbeela finally added another win to her record when was successful in a driving finish at Hawera to cap off a genuine run of form.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 11.10.13

[11 Oct 13] Whitby seeking a Gr.1 Savabeel double with Savvy Nature, Éclair Big Bang and Marwood ready for Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas, 60 seconds with Graeme Rogerson and much, much more...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 4.10.13

[04 Oct 13] Ocean Park Crowned Champion Australian Middle Distance Award winner, 60 seconds with Danny O'Brien and much, much more...  more...

Mare serves notice at Caulfield

[30 Sep 13] WS made its presence felt on Group One day at Caulfield where Notice Received returned to racing in fine fashion.  more...

Savabeel 3YO hits high note at Caulfield

[30 Sep 13] Savabeel’s latest rising star Éclair Big Bang staked his claim for top-level honours with a resounding victory in yesterday's Gr.3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude.  more...

Spellbinding performance from O’Reilly filly

[29 Sep 13] Stunning O’Reilly filly Spellbinder sprinted into Group One contention with a spectacular victory at Ellerslie yesterday. She romped home in the Listed Soliloquy Stakes to earn equal pre-post favouritism with Bounding for the New Zealand 1000 Guineas at Riccarton in November.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 27.9.13

[27 Sep 13] Savabeel's stakes success sees him rate amongst Australasia's very best, 60 Seconds with David Ellis and much much more.  more...

Top family fires at Gisborne

[23 Sep 13] A famous WS family was to the fore at Gisborne yesterday when Frankly struck for the first time. Victory was both expected and deserved as the John Bary-trained mare had been in the frame in all three of her previous starts.  more...

O’Reilly’s son superior again

[23 Sep 13] Star O’Reilly three-year-old War Affair is two-thirds of the way to a perfect clean sweep in the inaugural More Magic 3YO Championship series in Singapore. He crushed his peers last night in another dominant victory in the second leg, the $100,000 Newgate Farm Stakes (1400m).   more...

Savabeel’s son claims cup

[23 Sep 13] Classique Ivory became Savabeel’s latest stakes winner when he powered to victory in Saturday’s Listed Kalgoorlie Cup.   more...

Australian Stakes Double for Savabeel

[23 Sep 13] Savabeel enjoyed a notable stakes double in Australia last week, with sons Savvy Nature and Classique Ivory successfully escalating the Gr.1 Zabeel sire’s stakes winner count to 26.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 20.9.13

[20 Sep 13] Savabeel notches 25th SW with John O'Shea-trained Savvy Nature, 60 Seconds with Garry Chittick, View from the Top with Mark, Pedigree Advice from Gareth and much, much more...  more...

Fancy Dress comes to the winning party

[20 Sep 13] Fancy Dress made an impressive return to racing at Newcastle yesterday with an emphatic first-up win over 1200 metres.  more...

Savvy win from Gr 1 hope

[19 Sep 13] John O'Shea has a pair of Group One targets in mind for Savvy Nature following his win in the Gr 3 Spring Stakes (1600m) at Newcastle yesterday.  more...

Double strike for Fast ‘N’ Famous

[16 Sep 13] Fast ‘N’ Famous was a dominant force in Singapore last night with two winners on the Kranji programme.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 13.9.13

[13 Sep 13] Who's making the news this week?  more...

HB Guineas likely test for Wolfwhistle

[10 Sep 13] Blueblood Wolfwhistle will step up to black type company at his next appearance after completing an outstanding day for his champion sire O’Reilly at Taupo.  more...

Moroney lifts sights with Marwood

[09 Sep 13] O’Reilly’s unbeaten son Marwood will be on trial for a Group One assignment at his next appearance.  more...

Colt needs no excuses

[09 Sep 13] A son of WS resident No Excuse Needed has made an impressive start to his career in Singapore.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 6.9.13

[06 Sep 13] Savabeel duo set to stake black-type claims for Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas, plus 60 Seconds with Trelawney Stud's Cherry Taylor.  more...

War Affair back in style

[02 Sep 13] O’Reilly’s star Singapore performer War Affair has taken up where he left off at Kranji for trainer Mark Walker.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 30.8.13

[30 Aug 13] Featuring Paul Ryan, Mike Moroney and Ocean Park - One Year On from his Makfi Win.   more...

Another Savabeel makes a Guineas case

[26 Aug 13] Savabeel produced another Caulfield Guineas hope at the weekend when Best Case posted a first-up victory at Gosford.  more...

Unbeaten Eclair Big Bang on Exciting Gr.1 Mission

[25 Aug 13] Caulfield Guineas fancy Eclair Big Bang sounded off a warning to his three-year-old peers with a bold season resuming win at Morphettville on Saturday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 23.8.13

[23 Aug 13] Featuring Thy, Ocean Park's Victorian Horse of the Year rivals and 60 Seconds with Peter Moody.  more...

Critic makes her mark

[21 Aug 13] Former top-class WS mare Critic produced her first winner yesterday when Critical Angel broke her maiden on the synthetic track at Geelong.  more...

Powerhouse return from Thy

[19 Aug 13] Peter Moody signalled a possible Group One target for Thy after the mare’s outstanding return to racing at Caulfield this afternoon.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato 16.8.13

[16 Aug 13] The week's celebrations we will long remember...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 9.8.13

[09 Aug 13] Pins has made an unbelievable start to 2013/14. Featuring profile on fascinating Masterton breeder Lorraine Jameson and much more...  more...

Waikato Stud's 2013/14 Brochure is now online

[05 Aug 13] Waikato Stud's 2013/14 brochure is now online.  more...

Dragon in elite company

[04 Aug 13] Pins’ outstanding son Ambitious Dragon has earned himself a top 10 place among the best gallopers on the globe.  more...

O’Reilly completes remarkable season

[04 Aug 13] O’Reilly has completed a stunning 2012-13 season with total domination in all three stallion divisions.   more...

Tasty double for syndicates

[04 Aug 13] Tacticall ended a grand first day of the Grand National carnival for the Can West Syndicates with victory in the closing event.  more...

Veteran teaches youngsters a winning lesson

[04 Aug 13] Veteran performer Natsinga gave age and a beating to his Rating 85 rivals at Ruakaka on Saturday for the seventh win of his career.  more...

WS sires on stakes board for new season

[04 Aug 13] WS stallions were to the fore in the opening black type event of the 2013-14 season with Karla Bruni claiming the Gr 3 Winter Cup at Riccarton on Saturday.  more...

Half-brother to Shamexpress the First Foal for Waikato Stud

[04 Aug 13] A strapping half-brother to the 2013 Gr.1 Newmarket Hcp winner Shamexpress (O’Reilly) has provided Waikato Stud with its first foal of the season.  more...

Henwood Points to Stakes Class Ahead

[04 Aug 13] Clear-cut Savabeel favourite Henwood finished strongly off a good speed to record the fifth win of his brief career in the Melbourne Signage Concepts 0-90 Handicap (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.  more...

Sangster on ground breaking G1 Melbourne Cup Mission

[04 Aug 13] Savabeel gelding Sangster is on a ground breaking mission to become the first horse to land the Gr.1 Victory Derby – Auckland Cup-Melbourne Cup treble.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 2.8.13

[02 Aug 13] No Excuse Needed poised for a great start to 2013/14, 60 seconds with Mark Walker and much, much more...  more...

O’Reilly’s Son Wins 2YO War

[29 Jul 13] O’Reilly’s precocious son War Affair has confirmed his standing as the two-year-old champion of Singapore with his latest success.  more...

O’Reilly Son Wins 2YO War

[29 Jul 13] O’Reilly’s precocious son War Affair has confirmed his standing as the two-year-old champion of Singapore with his latest success.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 26.7.13

[26 Jul 13] No Excuse Needed notches 16th SW...  more...

Waikato Stud Open Day this Sunday

[24 Jul 13] Enjoy this relaxed opportunity to see our stallions at your leisure anytime from 10am to 2pm this Sunday (July 28).  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 12.7.13

[12 Jul 13] Shamexpress ready for Gr.1 July Cup; 60 Seconds with Paul O'Sullivan; Blast from the Past Trivia and much, much more ...  more...

Snow Excuse makes up for lost time

[10 Jul 13] Snow Excuse returned to the winners’ list with a vengeance at Pukekohe this afternoon with a runaway victory over 1200 metres.  more...

Nandowra Gives Stable A Winning Lift

[08 Jul 13] Nandowra overcame a less than perfect start to still go on and score a narrow win in Friday night’s Gr 3 Yew Tee Classic Stakes (1900m) to boost trainer Michael Freedman’s spirits.   more...

Pins Sews Up Champion Hong Kong Sire Title

[08 Jul 13] Ambitious Dragon Shines and Pins Sews up Champion Hong Kong Sire Title  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 5.7.13

[05 Jul 13] Ambitious Dragon aiming for Champion Hong Kong Miler; Sixty Seconds with John O'Shea; This week's Polaroids; Pedigree Pointers with Gareth and much more...  more...

New Look Weekend @ Waikato 28.6.13

[28 Jun 13] Silent Achiever to target Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. 60 Seconds with Roger James and much, much more...  more...

Singasong Hits Another High Note

[19 Jun 13] Singasong has proved a valuable mare for WS in the sales ring with a six figure Karaka average for seven yearlings sold.  more...

Bishops Castle Reigns Supreme

[17 Jun 13] A WS family with strong Australian performance was again to the fore in Victoria yesterday when Bishops Castle added to his record.  more...

Said Com Back In Style

[16 Jun 13] Said Com made a welcome return to his winning ways at Rosehill on Saturday afternoon to put his career firmly back on track  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 14.6.13

[14 Jun 13] The Shamexpress special...  more...

TIMELY REPLACEMENT FOR LIGHTS OF HEAVEN

[13 Jun 13] TWO-YEAR-OLD SAVABEEL SISTER IMPRESSIVE ON DEBUT  more...

Oh So Close For Spending

[10 Jun 13] WS went close to repeating a past Creswick Stakes victory when their Pins filly Spending finished the closest of seconds in the Listed feaure at Flemington at the weekend.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 7.6.13

[07 Jun 13] Check out the VIP arrivals to the stud this week...  more...

Fast ‘N’ Famous Mare a Carnival Star

[02 Jun 13] John Sargent’s top mare Quintessential again showed her fondness for the Queensland winter carnival with victory in Saturday's Gr.2 Eagle Farm Cup.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 31.5.03

[31 May 13] Featuring Quintessential and a Goddess of Love and Marriage...  more...

Madam Makes It Two

[28 May 13] Lightly-raced mare Excuse Me Madam picked up the second win of her career at Rotorua this afternoon in her first outing beyond a metric mile.  more...

James to ponder Hera’s future

[27 May 13] Roger James won’t be rushed into making a decision on Hera’s immediate future after the O’Reilly filly’s win in the Listed Great Northern Foal Stakes at Ellerslie  more...

WS Sired Runners this Weekend - 24.5.13

[24 May 13] Sit back, relax and follow the results of our sires as they happen this weekend...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 24.5.13

[24 May 13] Another big weekend ahead...  more...

O’Reilly’s Son Tops In Singapore

[20 May 13] A son of O’Reilly has established himself as the leading first-season performer in Singapore following his latest victory.   more...

Kiwi Power Lifts Family

[17 May 13] Two Kiwis combined to further the fortunes of a strong WS family in Australia yesterday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 17.5.13

[17 May 13] What's ahead for black-type stars Quintessential, I Do and Keyarna Blue? Stallion Fees and Mark's tip this week...  more...

Bright Future For Talented Hera

[14 May 13] Promising filly Hera showed a measure of her family’s two-year-old ability with a strong win at New Plymouth on Saturday.  more...

Top Rating For I Do

[14 May 13] Allan Sharrock couldn’t have paid I Do a higher compliment on Saturday when he rated her favourably with former stable star and multiple Group One winner Shez Sinsational.  more...

Fast ‘N’ Famous Mare Too Good

[14 May 13] Quintessential added to her outstanding carnival record with victory at Eagle Farm on Saturday in the Gr 3 Chairman’s Handicap.  more...

More Porotene power for Patterson

[10 May 13] NZTM: Robert Patterson’s run of success with the Porotene horses may well continue at Woodville on Thursday with two more good chances to add to the record.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 10.5.13

[10 May 13] Who's making the news this week?  more...

O’Reilly To Fore For Stud

[09 May 13] O’Reilly was the star of the WS show on the closing day of NZB’s National Weanling Sale.  more...

Savabeel Tops NZB Weanling Sale

[09 May 13] Savabeel ended NZB’s National Weanling Sale on a high as the leading stallion by average and the sire of the auction’s top lot.  more...

Savabeel shines on opening day

[08 May 13] A son of Savabeel led the way for WS on the opening day of NZB’s National Weanling Sale at Karaka. The bay youngster is out of the unraced Pins mare Dita von Teese and was knocked down for $40,000 to Denny and Mark Baker’s Hallmark Stud.  more...

Winning end to satisfying day

[08 May 13] WS complemented a solid day in the Karaka sale ring this afternoon with success on the track at Avondale.   more...

Royal Date For O’Reilly Colt

[06 May 13] Champion WS stallion O’Reilly will be represented at the highest level at this year’s Royal Ascot carnival. His three-year-old son Shamexpress is a confirmed starter in the Gr 1 King’s Stand Stakes on June 18 and will then stay on for an extended European campaign.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 3.5.13

[03 May 13] Who's making the news this week...  more...

Timely Win for Eternity

[03 May 13] Improved track conditions were the key to a first success for the lightly-raced Eternity at the Hawke’s Bay meeting.  more...

Mare serves further notice of ability

[29 Apr 13] A WS-bred mare with strong Australian ties furthered her record in Melbourne on Thursday with the third career win for Notice Received.  more...

Huffer accounts for strong sprinting line-up

[29 Apr 13] Huffer boosted her future broodmare value when she downed a competitive line-up in her open class debut at Te Rapa on Saturday.  more...

Travis Trifecta For WS

[29 Apr 13] The Gr 2 Travis Stakes at Te Rapa on Saturday proved to be a bonanza for Waikato Stud stallions. Pimms Time (Pins) won the mares’ feature from the favourite O’Fille (O’Reilly) with Quinetssential (Fast ‘N’ Famous) taking third money.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 26.4.13

[26 Apr 13] O'Reilly eyeing remarkable awards clean sweep...  more...

First Horse to Trial a Winner for Rios

[23 Apr 13] Young WS sire Rios registered his first trial winner from his first horse to race at Paeroo today.  more...

What A Week At Waikato

[22 Apr 13] Sacred Falls’ spectacular win in the Gr 1 Doncaster Handicap capped off a massive week for Waikatop Stud. Just days after announcing they had secured the Cox Plate winner Ocean Park for stud duty, they celebrated   more...

Tears of joy greet Doncaster winner

[22 Apr 13] Tears of joy from one of the supposed hard men of the bloodstock industry greeted Saturday's superb victory by Sacred Falls in the Doncaster Mile at Randwick.  more...

O'Reilly Colt Sacred Falls Triumphs in Gr.1 Doncaster

[22 Apr 13] O'Reilly colt Sacred Falls realised a dream come true result for Raffles Racing and Waikato Stud with his exciting triumph in Australasia's most famous 1600-metre race, the A$2million Gr.1 BMW Doncaster Hcp (1600m) on Saturday.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 19.04.13

[19 Apr 13] Sacred Falls on bold Gr.1 Doncaster bid...  more...

New Zealand Secures Ocean Park

[15 Apr 13] Cox Plate champion Ocean Park has been secured by New Zealand, enabling Australasian breeders access to one of the most exciting sire prospects of the modern era.   more...

Youtoofast way too slick

[14 Apr 13] The aptly-named Youtoofast had her Trentham rivals saying just that on Saturday when she raced to victory in the Mufhasa Cup.  more...

Classic Dye aboard Needlly

[14 Apr 13] WS graduate Needlly proved a willing partner for Shane Dye to showcase his riding talent at Ellerslie on Saturday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 12.4.13

[12 Apr 13] Highlights from Sydney and who's taking centre stage this week...  more...

O’Fille shows her class again

[12 Apr 13] Strapping O’Reilly mare O’Fille continued her top run of black type form this season with victory in the New Zealand Bloodstock Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes.   more...

Solid opening day at Sydney

[10 Apr 13] WS made a strong impression on the opening day of the Sydney Easter Sale with a Pins colt secured by the Hong Kong Jockey Club for $A360,000.   more...

Gunnadoo far too slick again

[08 Apr 13] Promising southern three-year-old Gunnadoo jumped another class with a winning run at Riccarton, the scene of his grand-dam Facing The Music’s finest racing moment. She won four races with her career highlight a victory in the 1993 Gr 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas.  more...

WS stallions in Gr 1 frame

[08 Apr 13] WS stallions were in the thick of the Group One action on both sides of the Tasman on Saturday.   more...

Weekend @ WAikato - 5.4.13

[05 Apr 13] Gr.1 action galore this weekend...  more...

Wolfwhistle Wins Trial

[04 Apr 13] Well named two-year-old colt Wolfwhistle (O’Reilly – Legs, by Pins) showed improvement for his first trial experience with a smart win over 1000 metres at the trials on Tuesday March 26 at Paeroa.  more...

Patience the key to success

[03 Apr 13] Patience is the key to getting the best out of Pussy O’Reilly, according to top jockey Mark Du Plessis.  more...

You're So Good ready for Vinery challenge

[03 Apr 13] Nigel Blackiston returns to the scene of his biggest success as a trainer on Saturday with a filly he hopes can become a Group One winner in the Vinery Stud Stakes.  more...

Diademe ready to bounce back in Breeders'

[03 Apr 13] About the only difference for talented Cambridge mare Diademe (NZ) (Savabeel) leading into Saturday's Gr.1 Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes at Te Aroha will be her price.  more...

Silent Achiever on track

[03 Apr 13] Cambridge-based trainer Roger James has reported that he has class filly Silent Achiever exactly where he wants her ahead of the Gr.1 BMW Stakes (2400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.  more...

Tick of approval for Pins’ son

[03 Apr 13] Approve broke through for his first win in Hong Kong on Monday night when tops at Sha Tin for a leading trainer-jockey combination. The Pins three-year-old was ridden by Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Brett Prebble for John Moore.  more...

Santos keeps magic summer run going for Parsons team

[03 Apr 13] The win of Santos (NZ) (No Excuse Needed) in Saturday’s Listed Carriers Arms Hotel Riverton Cup (2147m) on Saturday continued a fine run of form for the Balcairn stable of husband and wife training combination, John and Karen Parsons.  more...

WEEKEND @ WAIKATO - 28.3.13

[28 Mar 13] Sacred Falls shoots for 3rd Guineas win...  more...

2013 Service Fee Announce for Savabeel

[27 Mar 13] Zabeel's prepotent stakes producing son Savabeel is to stand for $55,000 (plus gst. lfg) in 2013.  more...

Rock 'N' Pop

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Savabeel and O'Reilly Leading the Way

[26 Mar 13] Savabeel has struck the most winners of all Australasian sires over the last seven days. O'Reilly the same over the last 30. What's more, Pins also features prominently.  more...

Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas Target Ahead for Eclair Big Bang

[26 Mar 13] South Australian trainer Philip Stokes has some big targets ahead for the ultra-impressive Savabeel 2YO, Eclair Big Bang.  more...

Etoile Filante Back in Style

[25 Mar 13] Pins filly Etoile Filante kept her unbeaten record intact when she returned from a break in top style at Pukekohe Park this last Wednesday.  more...

Oaks prospect in winning form

[25 Mar 13] New Zealand-bred filly Fancy Dress took a positive step towards justifying the reason for being in Australia with a last-stride win at Kembla Grange yesterday.  more...

More stakes success for O’Reilly

[25 Mar 13] The Solitaire staged the perfect dress rehearsal for a return trip to Riccarton with victory in today’s Listed Valachi Downs South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes.  more...

Gr 1 on cards for Fast ‘N’ Famous mare

[25 Mar 13] Fast ‘N’ Famous’ daughter Our Famous Eve has forced trainer Glenn Old to reconsider his options after the mare posted an upset win in the Gr.2 Windsor Park Stud Japan Trophy.   more...

Savabeel filly true to her name

[25 Mar 13] You’re So Good became the 24th stakes winner for WS resident Savabeel when successful at Moonee Valley on Friday night.  more...

Kashmir takes first winning step

[25 Mar 13] She’s bred to be good and at Matamata today Kashmir gave the first indication she can live up to her pedigree.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 22.3.13

[22 Mar 13] Sangster and Silent Achiever spearhead Kiwi assault on Gr.1 Ranvet...  more...

Service Fee Announced for Pins - 21/3/13

[21 Mar 13] Waikato Stud's internationally renowned Gr.1 sire Pins will remain at a service fee of NZ $37,500 +gst, lfg in 2013.  more...

Sangster chasing WFA Sydney double

[19 Mar 13] NZTM: Top New Zealand stayer Sangster (NZ) (Savabeel) will be flown to Sydney later this week in search of further Australian Group One glory.   more...

Whistling Dixie Plays Winning Tune

[18 Mar 13] The best is yet to come from the WS-bred and sold filly Whistling Dixie who won at the second time of asking at Trentham. The Pins two-year-old finished runner-up at her Te Rapa on debut last month and comfortably went one better on Saturday.  more...

Black Type Win For Thy

[18 Mar 13] A fine tactical ride by Luke Nolen was instrumental in Thy earning black type success at Warwick Farm on Saturday. The lightly-tried O’Reilly mare was too good in the Listed Aspiration Quality in the second appearance of a new campaign.  more...

Ambitious Dragon Back to Crowd Wowing Best

[18 Mar 13] HKJC RELEASE: Ambitious Dragon was back to his crowd-wooing best at Sha Tin Racecourse yesterday, Sunday 17 March. Hong Kong’s champion treated the packed Derby day grandstand to a performance of scintillating brilliance as he clinched the HKG1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup under Zac Purton.  more...

Speedy Cat proves giant killer in Merlion Trophy

[18 Mar 13] It was billed as a match race but Speedy Cat proved a giant killer with his victory in the Group 3 $200,000 Merlion Trophy over 1200m on Friday night.  more...

Trainer All Praise for Gr.3 Winner O'Fille

[18 Mar 13] NZTM: Wayne Marshment deflected all the praise on to his charge O’Fille (NZ) after she had put paid to a competitive field of mares in the Group Three teakaustud.co.nz Cuddle Stakes on her favourite Trentham track.  more...

Weekend Wrap 18.3.13

[18 Mar 13] Ambitious Dragon brings curtain down on a terrific WS weekend.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 15 March 2013

[15 Mar 13] Lot's to look forward to this weekend for the stud and Dan Carter...  more...

2013 Service Fee Announced for O'Reilly

[14 Mar 13] New Zealand breeding industry’s modern day great O'Reilly will command a service fee of $60,000 +GST, LFG at Waikato Stud in 2013.   more...

What a Week or So

[11 Mar 13] Pins Joins Elite 50 SW Club - O'Reilly Registers 14th Gr.1 Winner and Savabeel secures Gr.1, Gr.3 and Sgp-3 success.  more...

Further Group Honour For Savabeel

[10 Mar 13] In-form stallion Savabeel has earned a further stakes credit courtesy of his Singapore-based son Nandowra. The WS homebred was back to his best at Kranji on Friday night to claim the Gr.3 Polytrack Mile Championship.  more...

Brave Joey Wins Again

[10 Mar 13] Comeback king Joey Massino again made up for lost time when he led all the way for a commanding victory in the Novotel Mile at Ellerslie.   more...

O’Reilly’s Son Dashes To Group One Victory

[10 Mar 13] Champion WS stallion O’Reilly was credited with his 14th individual Gr 1 winner when Shamexpress downed his older rivals in the Newmarket Handicap. Prepared on the track by Danny O’Brien, the three-year-old powered home late to claim the feature sprint.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 8.3.13

[08 Mar 13] Huge week for the stud, but who's going around this weekend?  more...

Fee Set for Blueblood Fastnet Rock Sire

[06 Mar 13] With Fastnet Rock’s progeny sweeping all before them on the track and in the Australasian sales arena, Waikato Stud is delighted to announce that breeders will have access to his blueblooded Gr.1 son Rock ‘n’ Pop for a service fee of $12,000 plus GST, LFG in 2013.  more...

Tough Diademe takes Westbury Classic

[06 Mar 13] A tough front-running performance saw Diademe (NZ) (Savabeel) land Group Three success in the Westbury Classic at Ellerslie on Wednesday.   more...

Group One Pedigree To The Fore

[06 Mar 13] Blueblood Vogue will head toward a black type assignment after further success at Ellerslie this afternoon.  more...

Savabeel The Star Of The Auckland Show

[06 Mar 13] Savabeel took top billing at Ellerslie this afternoon with his progeny showing class and versatility to highlight a premier day.   more...

Gray’s Filly Stakes Oaks Claim

[04 Mar 13] Kevin Gray has enjoyed a long and rewarding association with Waikato Stud and he has another graduate of the Matamata nursery primed for classic success after High Fashion triumphed in the Gr 3 Bruce Perry Bloodstock Lowland Stakes.  more...

LANDMARK LOWLAND TRIFECTA GIFTS O’REILLY ENVIABLE OAKS HAND

[04 Mar 13] The remarkable one-two-three result of Saturday’s Gr.3 Bruce Perry Bloodstock Lowland Stakes (2100m) has gifted Champion sire O'Reilly an enviable hand heading into the Gr.1 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks on March 16.  more...

WS Plays Hand In Memorable Win

[28 Feb 13] Hard-working jockey Brad Rawiller reached a milestone yesterday afternoon and had a WS graduate to thank for it.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 28.2.13

[28 Feb 13] Big Weekend for the Ladies with bolds bids in both the Gr.1 NZ Derby and the Gr.1 Australian Guineas...  more...

Brave Winner Set For Easter

[25 Feb 13] Brave Centaur was an appropriate winner of Saturday’s Waikato Stud Handicap at Matamata where he made a successful open class debut.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato 22/02/13

[22 Feb 13] Matamata Breeders' Stakes Weekend. Who's Mark tipping...  more...

Tough Competitor Further Rewarded

[21 Feb 13] Durability has been a feature of O’Reilly Magic’s Hong Kong career and the veteran earned further honours last night.  more...

Vogue Shows Her Style

[20 Feb 13] The cream rose to the top at Pukekohe this afternoon when the impeccably-bred Vogue stepped out for the first time.  more...

Sangster In A Class Of His Own

[18 Feb 13] Sangster tightened his grip on the Gr 1 Auckland Cup with another outstanding display of class and power at Ellerslie this afternoon.  more...

2013 STALLIONS

[15 Feb 13]   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 15 February

[15 Feb 13] Huge Weekend ahead for WS graduates...Not the least of which being Spending, who is shooting to do exactly what her sister Shopaholic did 12 months ago.   more...

Family Takes Another Winning Trick

[11 Feb 13] An established WS family added to its record in Victoria yesterday when Obligation was successful at the Ballarat meeting.  more...

Savabeel’s Son Back In Gr.1 Business

[11 Feb 13] Savabeel’s star staying son Sangster added to his top-flight record at Te Rapa this afternoon with another dominant Gr 1 victory.  more...

SAVABEEL NEWS

[11 Feb 13] Savabeel enjoyed a stellar weekend with his VRC Derby hero Sangster striking again at Gr.1 level.   more...

WEEKEND @ WAIKATO - 8/2/13

[08 Feb 13] A special thanks to Karaka supporters, homebred hero O'Reilly serves up remarkable milestones with black-type double, and of course Mark's tip for the weekend...  more...

Savarhys Fulfilling Potential

[07 Feb 13] The well-related Savarhys continued his excellent form this preparation with victory over the Rating 75 metric milers at Tauherenikau yesterday.   more...

Pins Gelding Ambitious Dragon Rated Top NZ Bred

[05 Feb 13] Pins superstar Ambitious Dragon has been named the highest rated NZ-bred galloper on the final Asian Racing Federation (ARF) Thoroughbred Rankings for 2012.   more...

Chittick Extremely Encouraged by Sale Results

[05 Feb 13] Following his first year at the helm, Waikato Stud boss Mark Chittick is extremely encouraged by the results from New Zealand Bloodstock’s recent national yearling sale series.  more...

O’Reilly Bags Stakes Double

[04 Feb 13] O’Reilly continued on his stakes winning way this afternoon when the champion stallion deleivered a double at Wingatui.  more...

O’Reilly Filly Goes To Gr 1 Stable

[01 Feb 13] An astute judge went to $115,000 to secure an O’Reilly filly from WS this afternoon for the farm’s top-priced lot after two days of the Select Sale.   more...

O’Reilly Colt Proves Popular

[31 Jan 13] On a day of steady trade for WS, it was a son of O’Reilly who led the way when the Select Sale got underway at Karaka yesterday.  more...

Potent WS Family Tops Again

[30 Jan 13] A son of Zabeel from a prolific WS family combined to give the Matamata farm an outstanding result on the closing day of the Premier Sale at Karaka.   more...

Top Colt Snapped Up By HKJC

[30 Jan 13] A colt oozing WS’s Group One blood on both sides of his pedigree was the Matamata farm’s leading act on the opening day of the NZB National Yearling Sale.  more...

Another Gem For O’Reilly

[26 Jan 13] WS’s champion resident O’Reilly received another boost in the lead in to NZ Bloodstock’s National Sales series with further stakes success at Trentham on Saturday.  more...

Stud Glad To Gain Black Type Credit

[21 Jan 13] A patient approach with Glad was rewarded with black type at Trentham this afternoon and the prospect of further honours next weekend.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 18.1.13

[18 Jan 13] Ambitious Dragon ranked Hong Kong's equal highest rated galloper ever. Four to follow at Karaka and all the weekend's action ahead.  more...

Record Mark For Ambitious Dragon

[18 Jan 13] Pins’ son Ambitious Dragon has achieved a record-equalling career benchmark in the 2012 World Thoroughbred Rankings (WTR), released this week by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA).  more...

Shandream Heads Pins One-Two

[13 Jan 13] Smart mare Shandream won for the second time on her current preparation when she led home a Pins quinella in the open sprint at Ellerslie yesterday.   more...

Change Brings Success For Savarhys

[13 Jan 13] WS has enjoyed a close association with Wanganui identity Chris Turner over the years and that partnership tasted further success at Awapuni yesterday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 11 Jan 2013

[11 Jan 13] The week in pictures ...(and maybe a few tables!)  more...

Top Family Strikes Again

[10 Jan 13] A well-established WS family welcomed its latest winning member into the fold at Paeroa this afternoon.  more...

I Do Committed To Stakes Targets

[04 Jan 13] I Do warmed up for important future assignments with a runaway victory in Rating 85 company at Otaki this afternoon.  more...

Bridgman Glad His Plan Pays Off

[03 Jan 13] A pre-race plan worked to perfection for the WS-bred and owned Glad in the clsoing event at Ellerslie on New Year's Day.   more...

2013 NZB KARAKA YEARLING SALE SERIES

[03 Jan 13] Check out who's made the cut for Waikato Stud's quality 2013 Karaka draft...  more...

Boost For Karaka-Bound Colt

[30 Dec 12] The family of a Pins colt (Lot 312) to be offered by WS during the 2013 Premier session at Karaka earned further honours in Melbourne yesterday.  more...

Huffer Pushes Group Claims

[29 Dec 12] Progressive Pins mare Huffer upset one Group One prospect to further her own top-flight ambitions at Ellerslie this afternoon.  more...

Jack Makes Another Winning Point

[27 Dec 12] The genuine and versatile Jack’s Point added another victory to his career record he successfully defended his Summer Cup title at Awapuni.  more...

High Fashion Does It In Style

[23 Dec 12] High Fashion’s luck took a much-deserved turn for the better at Awapuni yesterday.   more...

Rock 'N' Pop to Stand at Waikato Stud in 2013

[21 Dec 12] Waikato Stud is excited to announce that Fastnet Rock’s Gr.1 winning son Rock ‘N’ Pop is set to join our star-studded stallion roster in 2013.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - Christmas Edition

[21 Dec 12] The team at Waikato Stud would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and to thank you for all your support during 2012. As always, please also find all the latest news in this week's Weekend @ Waikato...  more...

Costume Set For The Big Stage

[17 Dec 12] Costume has been held in high private regard for some time and that reputation went public at Ellerslie last week.   more...

You’re So Good Proves Just That!

[17 Dec 12] A New Zealand-bred filly with a strong Australian pedigree made the perfect start to her career across the Tasman on Friday.   more...

Red Letter Day for Savabeel and Pins

[17 Dec 12] Savabeel was a dominant force at both feature North Island racing venues on Saturday while O’Reilly also made his presence felt once again.  more...

Wannabe Does It In Style Again

[17 Dec 12] The winning style Wannabe showed at Te Rapa on Saturday strongly suggested she can make her mark in a much higher grade.  more...

Well-Related Chandelier Lights Up

[17 Dec 12] Memories of former top racemare Irlanda were rekindled at Ellerslie yesterday with the opening success of the WS-bred and raced Chandelier.  more...

Fabulous Victory At Sha Tin

[17 Dec 12] Waikato Stud graduate Fabulous November landed the most valuable event on last night’s Sha Tin card.   more...

Annie Higgins Does Family Proud in Gr.1 Waikato Time Gold Cup

[17 Dec 12] NZTM: Some unfortunate circumstances and a timely show of personality played their part in well-known racing and breeding identity Marie Leicester retaining an O’Reilly filly out of Diva Belle that she had bred who, named Annie Higgins (NZ), provided Group Three glory for her owner with a win in the Waikato Times Gold Cup at Te Rapa.   more...

What A Weekend 17.12.12

[17 Dec 12] 6 Winners for O'Reilly including Gr.3 winner Annie Higgins. Plus, 5 winners for Savabeel, including Gr.3 winner Soriano. Plus, plus Pins with 5 winners, including the Griffin Trophy winner Fabulous November.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 14 December

[14 Dec 12] So where does Ambitious Dragon (NZ) stack up against New Zealand's very best stakes earners? Read on to see all the stud news this week.  more...

Ambitious Dragon Swoops to Sensational Gr.1 Mile Victory

[11 Dec 12] HKJC RELEASE: Pins superstar Ambitious Dragon surged up the Sha Tin straight to land a sensational victory in the LONGINES Gr.1 Hong Kong Mile on Sunday.   more...

O’Reilly’s Boys On Super Runs

[08 Dec 12] Mosse will have the opportunity on New Year’s Day to match the unbeaten run of another dynamic son of O’Reilly.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 7.12.12

[07 Dec 12] Ambitious Dragon is ready to rumble in world's richest mile.  more...

I Do A Mare To Follow

[02 Dec 12] Black-type looks well within the future reach of the progressive mare I Do who continued her impressive strike rate at Otaki last week.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 30/11/12

[30 Nov 12] The Australians have been out in force this week...  more...

Diademe Continues Winning Habit

[25 Nov 12] Impressive Savabeel mare Diademe continued her march through the grades with a gutsy effort at New Plymouth on Friday.  more...

Pins Makes His Mark in Listed Sprint

[25 Nov 12] The WS-bred mare Shandream became Pins’ 47th individual stakes winner when she won the Listed Counties Bowl at Pukekohe on Saturday.   more...

Savabeel Mare Primed For Gr 1 Success

[25 Nov 12] A top-flight victory for Savabeel’s daughter Lady Kipling looks on the cards after her brave performance to win yesterday's Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato 23 November 2012

[23 Nov 12] The Media were out in force at the stud today. Check out who came out on top at Game Gully for the 2012 Press Cup...  more...

Joey back in business at Tauranga

[18 Nov 12] Joey Massino capped a remarkable comeback to the track at Tauranga yesterday when he triumphed in the open sprint.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato 16.11.12

[16 Nov 12] Huffer goes to the races for Huffer Racing Club...  more...

No Wannabe Any More!

[12 Nov 12] Wannabe turned in a terrific performance to open her winning account for owner Mary Chittick at Te Rapa on Saturday.  more...

Colt Crowns Record With Guineas Victory

[12 Nov 12] Dato Yap Kim San's star colt Sacred Falls credited WS and their champion stallion O’Reilly with yet another top-flight victory when he triumphed in the Gr 1 NZ 2000 Guineas.   more...

Gr.1 Glory for Sacred Falls

[12 Nov 12] Where to from here for Gr.1 O'Reilly star Sacred Falls?   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 9.11.12

[09 Nov 12] O'Reilly stars on show this weekend...  more...

Savvy Dancer Brings up 20th SW for Savabeel

[05 Nov 12] A three-way finish to Saturday’s Listed Feilding Gold Cup saw Savvy Dancer bring up Savabeel’s 20th individual stakes winner in nailbiting fashion.  more...

Hollywood Shows Her Style

[04 Nov 12] Outstanding racemare Glamour Puss is now making her mark as a broodmare for WS.  more...

Diademe Again Shows Quality

[02 Nov 12] The future’s looking even rosier for the Savebeel four-year-old Diademe after today’s Tauranga meeting.  more...

Rudy On The Mark With Savabeel Filly

[29 Oct 12] Rudy Liefting’s unwavering faith in his Savabeel filly Ray’s Girl was rewarded at Riccarton with a black-type victory.   more...

Dragon Breathes Fire In Trophy

[29 Oct 12] “Awesome!” was how jockey Zac Purton described Ambitious Dragon after Hong Kong’s two-time Horse of the Year had swept aside a high-class field to take the Gr 2Sha Tin Trophy (Handicap) at Sha Tin Racecourse last night.  more...

Silent Achiever In Memorable Mile Win

[27 Oct 12] O’Reilly’s high-class daughter Silent Achiever showed Australians her quality with her Gr.2 Crystal Mile victory at Moonee Valley today.  more...

O’Reilly Unearths Another Top Prospect

[26 Oct 12] Champion sire O’Reilly produced another potential Group One propsect at Hastings where High Fashion cut a quality figure.  more...

Week Shaping Up Nicely for Scott Richardson

[24 Oct 12] Scott Richardson Bloodstock and WS sired progeny combined for their second winner in the space of three days when Shape Up (No Excuse Needed) flew home for the win over 1200m at Te Aroha this afternoon.  more...

Diademe One To Follow

[23 Oct 12] A bright staying future has been predicted for the Savabeel mare Diademe, who struck early in her career at Te Rapa.  more...

Sacred Falls Preserves Perfect Record

[23 Oct 12] Sacred Falls didn’t have things go all his own way at Te Rapa yesterday but still retained his perfect record.   more...

Aspinal Deserved Stakes Winner

[20 Oct 12] Pins’ daughter Aspinal finally broke through at black type level when she won the Listed Lion Red Plate.  more...

Agent’s Ability No Secret

[18 Oct 12] Agent continued his hot run of form this preparation with further success at yesterday’s Canterbury meeting.   more...

Hollywood Emulates Glamour Mum

[15 Oct 12] It may have not have the Gr 1 Goodwood Handicap, but young mare Hollywood matched one of her mother's feats by winning at Morphettville.  more...

Smart day at the Office for O'Reilly

[13 Oct 12] Vitalico completed a smart day at the office for O'Reilly on Friday, with three winners being struck across Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.  more...

Magic Tricks One to Follow With Confidence

[13 Oct 12] Magic Tricks again showed she was a mare to follow with confidence after another strike at Tauherenikau on Thurssday.  more...

Shopaholic Retired

[13 Oct 12] Waikato Stud’s multiple black-type winning racemare Shopaholic (Pins) has been retired to stud.  more...

VIDEO – Foaling Season at Waikato Stud

[13 Oct 12] This week the team from Socialize captured the amazing process of a mare giving birth at Waikato Stud.  more...

Sacred Falls Maintains Perfect Record

[13 Oct 12] Despite giving connections an early fright, boom O'Reilly colt Sacred Falls has pulled up from last weekend’s stunning Gr.2 Hawke’s Bay Guineas win in fine fashion.  more...

I Do Back In Style

[13 Oct 12] Buoyed by Shez Sinsational’s Gr.1 Spring Classic success, Allan Sharrock’s confidence again was on the mark at Hawera today.  more...

No Excuse Maggie Headlines Top Day

[13 Oct 12] WS graduate No Excuse Maggie capped a grand day for the Matamata farm with a dominant victory in the Gr.3 Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes at Hawera this afternoon.   more...

No Excuses Needed Plays Starring Role

[08 Oct 12] No Excuse Needed made his present felt on premier day at Hastings when his strapping son Aldebaran Star ran the lower grade sprinters into the ground.   more...

Sacred Falls Simply The Best

[08 Oct 12] The superlatives were flowing for O’Reilly’s undefeated son Sacred Falls after a stunning victory in the Gr 2 Hawke’s Bay Guineas at Hastings.   more...

Showing Off In Style

[03 Oct 12] Savabeel mare Showing Off will be on the trial of black type in the near future after adding to her record at Hastings recently.  more...

Queen Rules At Riccarton

[03 Oct 12] Emerald Queen became the latest black-type winner for champion sire O’Reilly with her runaway victory in the Listed Canterbury Belle Stakes.  more...

Lopov Latest Stakeswinner For Savabeel

[03 Oct 12] Five-year-old Lopov, a brother to Gr 1 Queensland Derby winner winner Brambles, fittingly won his first stakes race at Kalgoorlie recently in the Listed Kalgoorlie Cup.   more...

Rolling Pin Flattens Stakes Field Again

[03 Oct 12] Pins’ son Rolling Pin made it back to back black-type when claiming the Gr 2 Shannon Stakes in eventful fashion at Rosehill recently.   more...

Pins Strikes First Stakes Winner for Season

[20 Sep 12] Gwenda Markwell's under-rated galloper Rolling Pin struck Pins’ first stakes winner for the season and a major surprise when scoring an all the way win in the Gr 3 Cameron Handicap (1500m) at Newcastle's Broadmeadow yesterday.   more...

Pins’ Son Strikes Again

[17 Sep 12] Wearing the colours made famous by Linda and Graham Huddy’s multiple Group One winner Shoot Out, the Chris Waller-trained four-year-old High On Believing notched his third win from his past four starts in taking out the 1500 metre McGrath Handicap at Rosehill on Saturday.  more...

Classy O'Reilly Colt Presses Gr.1 Credentials

[16 Sep 12] Quality colt Sacred Falls moved a step closer to his Group One target for the season when he posted an impressive black-type win on his three-year-old return yesterday.  more...

Warrior Wins Battle In Singapore

[10 Sep 12] Warrior opened his Singapore account yesterday when the WS-bred son of O’Reilly landed the opening event at Kranji.  more...

Top Family To Fore Again

[08 Sep 12] A strong black type WS family drew further reward for the Matamata nursery in Australia yesterday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 7 September 2012

[07 Sep 12] Featuring details of the huge weekend of racing ahead, Daffodil's latest bub and what's happening with her previous foal...  more...

Justanexcuse Hot At Hastings

[03 Sep 12] Justanexcuse provided No Excuse Needed with his latest Group One credit when he finished an excellent third in the Makfi Challenge Stakes at Hastings.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 31 August 2012

[31 Aug 12] John Bary hoping for a 'No Excuse Day' tomorrow...  more...

O’Reilly Filly Looks A Class Act

[28 Aug 12] It’s a long way from a Te Teko maiden to black-type honours but it may well prove within Elysium’s range.  more...

Thy Back In Fine Style

[20 Aug 12] An excellent day in New Zealand for Waikato Stud was crowned in Australia when the Stud-owned Thy triumphed at Caulfield on Saturday.  more...

Winning Double For Farm On Foxbridge Feature Day

[20 Aug 12] WS celebrated their successful sponsorship of the Gr 3 Foxbridge Plate with a winning treble of their own at Te Rapa.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 17 August 2012

[17 Aug 12] Huge week has seen the 2012 book closed for O'Reilly...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 10 August 2012

[10 Aug 12] Who's catching the eye and making the news at the stud this week?  more...

O’Reilly Colt Top Sale Lot

[10 Aug 12] Champion sire O’Reilly provided the star turn at New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale today.   more...

NZ Foster Foal Service First Class

[07 Aug 12] Claudia the Clydie to the rescue...  more...

Said Com Back In Grand Style

[06 Aug 12] Group One performer Said Com kicked off his latest fashion campaign in ideal with victory at Canterbury on Saturday.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 3 August 2012

[03 Aug 12] It's been quite the award winning week...  more...

2012 Already A Landmark Season for Waikato Stud

[01 Aug 12] The new season has barely just begun but already it’s a landmark season for Waikato Stud.   more...

Double Strike In Singapore

[30 Jul 12] WS ended the racing season in Singapore on a memorable note with a winning double at Kranji.  more...

Top Family Adds To Honours Board

[28 Jul 12] One of WS’s most successful families added to its tally in Victoria yesterday when the Pins four-year-old Tailorman was successful at Geelong.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 27 July 2012

[27 Jul 12] WS stallions sire 3 out of 5 Australasian Gr.1 Derbys for 2011/12.  more...

No Excuses Needed For Smart Filly

[21 Jul 12] A No Excuse Needed filly from a well-performed family confirmed a bright future with a strong winning performance at New Plymouth today.  more...

Savabeel Stars At Seymour

[20 Jul 12] Savabeel helped himself to a winning Melbourne double yesterday with consecutive successes at the Seymour meeting.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - Special 2012 WS Brochure Edition

[20 Jul 12] The 2012 Waikato Stud Brochure is out now - see what you think...  more...

Waller Eyes Gr 1 Prize With Said Com

[18 Jul 12] Highly-regarded WS-bred performer Said Com has been targeted toward the Gr 1 Epsom Handicap by Chris Waller.   more...

Pins son Ambitious Dragon Achieves Repeat Hong Kong Horse of the Year Glory

[16 Jul 12] Pins’ son Ambitious Dragon repeated his success of 12 months ago when he was crowned Horse of the Year for the 2011/2012 season at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards presentation ceremony yesterday.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato 12 July 2012

[12 Jul 12] Big result for O'Reilly and Savabeel this week and it could get even better for them with the Singapore Derby this Sunday.  more...

O'Reilly and Savabeel New Zealand’s Leading Sires of Stakes Winners for 2011/12

[11 Jul 12] Waikato Stud sires O'Reilly and Savabeel rate as New Zealand’s leading sires for stakes winners during 2011/12.  more...

Hoban Resumes In Style

[10 Jul 12] The connections of Hoban were yesterday rewarded for their patience when the WS-bred son of Pins broke his maiden at Echuca.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 6 July 2012

[06 Jul 12] What horses have starred for Waikato Stud in 2011/12?  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 29 June 2012

[29 Jun 12] Find out what O'Reilly's star 3YO Silent Achiever is up to and much much more...  more...

Genuine Spin Lobs Home At Flemington

[24 Jun 12] Genuine Spin comfortably graduated to metropolitan class in Melbourne yesterday when she distanced his age group rivals at Flemington.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 22 June 2012

[22 Jun 12] Will Shopaholic come through with the goods in the Gr.1 Tattersall’s Tiara Stakes (1400m) this Saturday. Find out about her chances and more in this week's Weekend @ Waikato.  more...

O’Reilly 3YO Home At Big Odds

[18 Jun 12] Safari Magic rocked punters at Sha Tin last night when he posted a breakthrough victory at massive odds.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 15 June 2012

[15 Jun 12] All the WS news you could want to know heading into the weekend...  more...

Brambles Leads Dream WS Derby result

[11 Jun 12] In a superb 'catch me if you can' performance, Savabeel gelding Brambles defied all from pillar-to-post in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) on Saturday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 8 June 2012

[08 Jun 12] This week's news, trivia, horses to follow, facts and mail is here...  more...

Gr. 1 Glory For Fast ‘N’ Famous

[03 Jun 12] Quintessential led a WS-dominated finish to the Gr 1 Queensland Oaks when she gave resident sire Fast ‘N’ Famous his first top-flight winner.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato 1 June 2012

[01 Jun 12] Fast'N'Famous filly Quintessential favourite for Gr.1 Queensland Oaks, Trivia, Nicks. Check this out & more in today's Weekend@Waikato.  more...

Celia Adds to the Family Honour Roll

[31 May 12] When it comes to bloodstock matters its not often that Celia Crawshaw ignores the advice of her father Garry or younger brother Mark Chittick, but in May last year she did just that. Author: Michelle Saba - NZTBA  more...

Book Full for Savabeel

[31 May 12] The 2012 book for New Zealand’s hottest young Gr.1 sire Savabeel is now full.  more...

Savabeel 3YO Stakes Strong Derby Claim

[28 May 12] A daring ride by Brad Rawiller has confirmed the Peter Moody-trained Brambles is the horse to beat in the Gr 1 Queensland Derby.   more...

Magic In Melbourne

[28 May 12] WS graduates were again to the fore in Melbourne yesterday with a double at the Cranbourne meeting.   more...

Winning Double On The Cards

[25 May 12] Ward set up the possibility of a notable brotherly double for WS when he claimed the first victory of his brief career at yesterday’s Gosford meeting.   more...

2012 Breeding Season Offers Mare Owners Plenty of Opportunities

[25 May 12] Weighing up breeding your mare? Check out this well written piece by renown Bloodstock Agent, Bruce Perry...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 25 May 2012

[25 May 12] The latest news, tips, stake horses to follow and the adventures of Ambitious Dragon...just the ticket to take you into the weekend!  more...

Ambitious Dragon aims at rare Triple Crown glory

[24 May 12] Hong Kong has known only one Triple Crown winner but Ambitious Dragon will attempt to re-write that record when he lines up for the HKG1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup at Sha Tin this Sunday.  more...

Jack Makes His Point At Awapuni

[21 May 12] Jack’s Point made an impressive return to the races on Saturday when he streeted his Rating 85 sprint rivals on his home track.   more...

President Lincoln Opens Hong Kong Win Account

[21 May 12] O'Reilly’s G2 Wellington Guineas winner President Lincoln opened his Hong Kong win account at first attempt on Saturday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 18 May 2012

[18 May 12] Savabeel struck a trans-Tasman black-type double last weekend. Can Pins make it a Gr.1 double at the Singapore International Meeting this one?  more...

O’Reilly Colt Races Up To Pedigree On Debut

[16 May 12] Heavily-backed debutante Sacred Falls made the best possible start to his career at Ruakaka today.  more...

Fromelles Collects Gr.3 Rotorua Cup

[14 May 12] Fromelles added considerable value to her future worth as a broodmare when she raced away with Saturday's Gr 3 Rotorua Cup.  more...

Brambles Completes Grand Double For Stud

[14 May 12] WS graduate Brambles completed a significant trans-Tasman double for resident sire Savabeel with his age group success in Brisbane.  more...

Game On for the Dewar Award

[14 May 12] Its game on for the Dewar Award between Savabeel and his mighty G1 sire Zabeel.  more...

Ballarat Slam Dunk For Bondarenko

[11 May 12] A return to the left-handed way of going in Melbourne saw Bondarenko rediscover her best form yesterday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 11 May 2012

[11 May 12] The battle for the Dewar Award is on in earnest between Savabeel and his mighty 42 time Gr.1 sire Zabeel. Check out Savabeel's black-type chances this weekend and which horse Mark is tipping for success this weekend.  more...

Home Town Win For Sharbeela’s Co-Breeder

[10 May 12] Sharbeela picked an appropriate stage to play her first winning role on when she was triumphant at Wanganui today. The Savabeel filly was bred by River City resident Chris Turner and WS who have enjoyed a long and successful association.  more...

Exciting Battle Emerges Between Savabeel and Zabeel

[10 May 12] An exciting battle has emerged between Savabeel and his own illustrious sire Zabeel for the Dewar Award.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 4 May 2012

[04 May 12] Who's racing for black-type this Weekend?  more...

Sparkling Run From Sequin

[30 Apr 12] Sequin took her game to a higher level at Te Rapa on Saturday when she left a hot field of Rating 75 sprinters in her wake and with no excuses.  more...

Savabeel Mare Placed To Perfection

[30 Apr 12] Savabeel mare Placement continued her outstanding run of form this preparation with further success at Caulfield on Saturday.   more...

Savabeel Filly Hits Winning Note

[25 Apr 12] Cheryl Moana Marie’s fortunes finally took a turn for the better when the daughter of Savabeel won at Wanganui on Monday. The   more...

I Do Makes A Statement At Awapuni

[25 Apr 12] Genuine four-year-old I Do made an excellent first of her first crack at a metric mile when she cruised home at Awapuni this afternoon.  more...

Brave Thy Rewarded With Oaks Placing

[23 Apr 12] Lightly-tried filly Thy gained another invaluable Gr 1 credit when she finished a meritorious third in the Australasian Oaks at Randwick on Saturday.   more...

Aldebaran Star Lands 4th Win

[23 Apr 12] WS graduate Aldebaran Star posted another winning notch on his belt at Hastings on Saturday with the fourth win of his career.  more...

Waikato Stud Announces 2012 Stud Fees and Exciting New Breeding Initiative

[20 Apr 12] Waikato Stud announced the 2012 service fees for their highly successful stallion line-up today and with the release has come an exciting new initiative for Australasian breeders.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 2012 Sire Fee Edition

[20 Apr 12] Waikato announced their 2012 service fees along with an exciting new breeding initiative today. See what the go is along with all the latest news...  more...

WS on Show At Flemington

[16 Apr 12] WS enjoyed a notable result at Flemington on Saturday when the Group One performer Placement downed fellow Matamata farm graduate Epingle.  more...

WS Sired Runners this Weekend

[13 Apr 12] Kick back and follow the WS Sired Runners as they jump this weekend...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 13.4.12

[13 Apr 12] Gr.1 Australian Derby Weekend. Take a look and see who's been busy this week, who's in action, who's saying what and who Mark's tipping out...  more...

Scarlett Lady Retired

[12 Apr 12] Savabeel’s dual Gr.1 winning daughter Scarlett Lady has been retired.  more...

Easter Yearling Sale Results

[12 Apr 12] Waikato Stud took 6 quality yearlings to the Sydney Easter Sale. See how they sold...  more...

Strong Opening Day Trade At Easter Sale

[11 Apr 12] WS’s colt by resident champion sire Pins realised $A160,000 on the opening day of the Sydney Easter Yearling Sale.  more...

Handsome Savabeel Colt Sells for A$235K

[11 Apr 12] Waikato Stud’s handsome Savabeel colt ex Haberdashery has just sold to George Moore Bloodstock at the Sydney Inglis Easter Yearling Sale for A$235,000.  more...

SPECIAL UPDATE: Metal Bender casts Gr.1 Spotlight on Sydney Easter draft

[10 Apr 12] Metal Bender's gutsy win in the Gr.1 George Ryder Stakes on Saturday has cast a Gr.1 spotlight on WS's draft being sold at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale today.   more...

Silent Achiever Draws Barrier 9 for AJC Derby

[10 Apr 12] NZ Derby heroine Silent Achiever (O’Reilly) has drawn barrier nine for her Gr.1 AJC Derby assault this Saturday.  more...

Justanexcuse Too Good For Northern Sprinters

[09 Apr 12] Hardy Awapuni sprinter-miler Justanexcuse took his career winning tally into double figures with an outstanding performance at Te Aroha on Saturday.   more...

Metal Bender Brings up More Gr. 1 Glory For Waller

[09 Apr 12] Chris Waller has won his third Gr 1 George Ryder Stakes in as many years when Metal Bender upstaged a cracking field to claim victory in a five way go on the line on Saturday.   more...

Nandowra Bags Feature Double for Freedman

[09 Apr 12] CRAIG BRENNAN, SINGAPORE TURF CLUB: Trainer Michael Freedman collected a feature race double when the Savabeel 4YO Nandowra took out the Group 3 $200,000 JBBA Moonbeam Vase over 1800m on Sunday.  more...

Rogerson Confident with Dating

[05 Apr 12] AIDAN RODLEY, WAIKATO TIMES: Debbie Rogerson has a hot date.  more...

Easter Weekend WS Sired Runners To Follow

[05 Apr 12] Put your feet up and follow the WS Sired Racing Team this Easter Weekend...  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - Easter Edition

[05 Apr 12] Six Group chances - Four Group One Races. Who wins?  more...

IGGI POP TO BACK UP IN G2 TULLOCH

[02 Apr 12] ANZ NEWS: Iggi Pop (Savabeel), impressive winner at Randwick Kensingtonon Sunday, is set to back up in Saturday’s Tulloch Stakes (Gr 2,2000m) at Rosehill.  more...

Hales Land Amazing Double

[02 Apr 12] Dannevirke breeder/owners Peter and Marg Hales landed an amazing double at Randwick Kensington yesterday.  more...

Cropp Back In Winners’ Circle With WS

[31 Mar 12] Widely-travelled jockey Lisa Cropp renewed a successful association with WS and trainer Kevin Gray at Awapuni today when she guided the well-bred filly Lego to victory. The O’Reilly three-year-old was blessed with a better barrier and took full advantage to post her second career success.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 30.3.12

[30 Mar 12] Gr.1 racing action in Dubai, Australia and NZ. Check out this week's Weekend @ Waikato for all the WS news you need to know...  more...

Waikato Duo to Contest Manawatu Classic

[29 Mar 12] NZTM Release: Waikato Stud has a strong hand in the Group Three Higgins Manawatu Classic (2000m) at Awapuni on Saturday.  more...

Tossed Again Impresses At First Time Of Asking

[28 Mar 12] Tossed Again looks an exciting prospect for prominent owner and administrator Herbie Dyke after an effortless debut display at Te Rapa this afternoon.   more...

Villifye Brings up O'Reilly's 8th Stakes Winner this Term

[27 Mar 12] O'Reilly Special Edition: If Oxford Thoroughbred’s Kylie Fawcett is right, connections of Saturday’s Gr.2 Windsor Park Stud Japan Trophy (1600m) winner Villifye (O’Reilly ex Jacilo) have much to look forward to.  more...

Check Out Our Photogenic Australian Easter Sale Yearlings

[27 Mar 12] Trish Dunell's latest photos of our 2012 Australian Easter Sale draft are up on the website. See what you think...  more...

Double Delight At Waipukurau

[26 Mar 12] WS was represented by a running double at Waipukurau on Friday with Aldebaran Star and Tacticall presented at the top of their games.   more...

O’Reilly Mare Trumps Group Two Rivals

[26 Mar 12] Graeme Richardson’s decision to let the O’Reilly mare Vilifye take her chance in Saturday's Gr2 Japan Trophy proved a wise move.   more...

Fast N Famous Gelding Glides to Impressive Hong Kong Debut

[26 Mar 12] Fast N Famous’ 3YO son Can Do glided to a super impressive debut win in Hong Kong last night.  more...

Stradbroke on Shopaholic's list

[26 Mar 12] AAP TURF: Shopaholic (NZ) (Pins) has the Group One Stradbroke Handicap ambitiously short-listed as one of her winter missions after trainer Danny O'Brien decided against a Sydney autumn campaign for the filly.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 23 March 2012

[23 Mar 12] Check out our quirkiest newsletter to date...  more...

Pins Mare Adds To Melbourne Record

[22 Mar 12] Epingle was a comfortable winner on the Lakeside course at Sandown yesterday to take her record to two victories and three placings from a handful of starts.   more...

Hot Nandowra To Cool Before Derby Start

[18 Mar 12] Savabeel’s Singapore star Nandowra maintained his unbeaten run this preparation at Kranji Friday night.  more...

Placement In Winners’ Circle Again

[18 Mar 12] Genuine mare Placement continued her outstanding run of form this preparation with a strong staying win at Moonee Valley Friday night.  more...

WS Stallions Dominate Finish in Cuddle Stakes

[18 Mar 12] The WS-owned and bred mare Dating went close to a notable feature race double at Trentham on Saturday when she was narrowly beaten in the Gr 3 Cuddle Stakes.  more...

Eight Schillings Brings Up Seasonal Stakes Winner # 7 for O’Reilly

[18 Mar 12] Champion sire O’Reilly registered his 7th stakes winner for the season on Saturday when his very much in-form son Eight Schillings landed Trentham Garden's Listed Lightning Handicap (1200m).   more...

Said Com Makes A Gr 1 Statement

[18 Mar 12] Said Com provided WS’s prized resident sire O’Reilly with his latest Group One credit when he beat all bar the marvellous Mosheen in Saturday’s Royal Randwick Guineas.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 16 March 2012

[16 Mar 12] Big weekend ahead. Think NZ Oaks, Randwick Guineas, Hong Kong Derby to name just a few. Keep your finger on the pulse of all the action with this week's Weekend @ Waikato.  more...

Sacred Pins Back In Style At Gosford

[15 Mar 12] Exciting three-year-old Sacred Pins picked up exactly where he left off last year when he maintained his perfect record at Gosford.  more...

Hollywood Breaks Maidens

[14 Mar 12] Waikato’s regally bred daughter of Pins and Glamour Puss named Hollywood confirmed the merit of her debut performance with a maiden win over 1600m at Sale today.  more...

Scarlett Lady Gives Australian Campaign the Gr.1 Nod

[12 Mar 12] Australia beckons for Scarlett Lady following her bold win in Saturday's Gr.1 New Zealand Stakes.  more...

Newman Strikes Again With A Home-Bred

[12 Mar 12] Bulls horseman Bryce Newman continued his excellent strike rate this afternoon with WS-breds when Magic Tricks won on debut at Hawera.  more...

Scarlett Lady Red-Hot At Ellerslie

[11 Mar 12] Savabeel’s crack daughter Scarlett Lady warmed up for an Australian campaign with an outstanding victory at Ellerslie yesterday in the Gr 1 New Zealand Stakes.   more...

Thy’s Victory Augurs Well For Weekend

[09 Mar 12] Well-related filly Thy boosted WS spirits ahead of an exciting weekend for the farm when she opened her account in Melbourne yesterday.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 9 March 2012

[09 Mar 12] All the go you need to know this weekend...  more...

NOTHING SILENT ABOUT ACHIEVER

[08 Mar 12] Last Saturday¹s New Zealand Derby saw Silent Achiever put the boys firmly in their place with a dominant win, writes ANZ Bloodstock's Darryl Sherer.  more...

Group race on Nandowra’s radar

[05 Mar 12] Nandowra could be on the quick back-up following his victory over 1600m in Singapore last Friday. Trainer Michael Freedman said he would monitor the gelding over the weekend he could be a starter in the Gr 3 $200,000 Polytrack Mile Championship (1600m) on March 11.   more...

O’Reilly Filly all class in Derby success

[05 Mar 12] O’Reilly’s daughter Silent Achiever established herself as the country’s premier staying three-year-old with her Gr 1 New Zealand Derby victory.  more...

Onwards and Upwards for O'Reilly Derby Winner Silent Achiever

[05 Mar 12] Trainer Roger James has signalled it’s onwards and upwards for star O’Reilly filly Silent Achiever following her bold win in the Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) on Saturday.   more...

12 Gr.1 Winners for O'Reilly

[05 Mar 12] Following directly in the footsteps of Champion 3YO filly, Shamrocker, Silent Achiever’s Gr.1 victory in Saturday's Gr.1 NZ Derby represented O’Reilly’s 12th individual Gr.1 victor.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 2 March

[02 Mar 12] There's a huge weekend of racing ahead...  more...

Portelli Graduating With WS Honours

[02 Mar 12] Warwick Farm trainer Gary Portelli continued his successful association with WS graduates this week at Wyong where Heels made a successful return to racing.  more...

Dragon sets up possible Dubai clash with So You Think

[01 Mar 12] Hong Kong Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon set up a possible Dubai World Cup clash with globe-trotting fellow New Zealand-bred So You Think when he ran away with the Gr. 1-HK Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin last Sunday.   more...

Dragon emphatic in HK-1 Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup

[27 Feb 12] Pins 5YO Ambitious Dragon enhanced his champion status with a stellar victory in the HKG1 Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup (Triple Crown 2nd Leg) last night, a performance that jockey Douglas Whyte described as “better” than his recent breathtaking triumph over a mile in the HKG1 Stewards’ Cup (Triple Crown 1st Leg).   more...

Gr.3 Cuddle Stakes Considered for O’Fille

[27 Feb 12] O’Reilly’s smart 4YO daughter O’Fille could be bound for the Gr.3 Cuddle Stakes (3+F&M, 2000m) on March 17 following her bold 1 ¾ length win at Matamata on Saturday.   more...

Shopaholic Too Good Again

[26 Feb 12]   more...

Savabeel filly strikes early

[24 Feb 12] Savabeel fan Rudy Liefting got an early bonus victory with a daughter of the Zabeel stallion at Woodville yesterday.  more...

Two Maiden Winners To Watch

[24 Feb 12] Youtoofast and Lady Platinum completed a winning Woodville treble for Waikato Stud yesterday when they cleared maiden ranks.  more...

Successful WS - Danny O’Brien Combination Continues

[24 Feb 12] The combination of Waikato Stud and Victoria trainer Danny O’Brien added a whole new tier to its successful relationship last Saturday.   more...

Steps In Time Extends Blue Hen Record

[24 Feb 12] Last Saturday’s Gr.2 Breeders’ Classic (1200m) win by Susan Woodcock’s smart galloper Steps In Time (Danehill Dancer) provided an extra bounce in the step of the Waikato Stud team last weekend.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 24 February 2012

[24 Feb 12] All the WS news you need to know this week.  more...

Fast N Famous Proving Just the Ticket for Adrian Clark

[24 Feb 12] WS sire Fast N Famous is proving just the ticket for well-known Cambridge based bloodstock agent, Adrian Clark.   more...

Do Ra Mi set to reboot her career

[21 Feb 12] At the same time that Pins filly Shopaholic added another feature win to Waikato Stud’s imposing Australian tally in Saturday’s Gr. 3 The Vanity at Flemington, a returnee under the same model was gearing up for a comeback on the local racing scene.   more...

Shopaholic Makes Dream Come True

[21 Feb 12] When South Island breeders Grant and Philippa McKenzie decided on a short trip to Melbourne, they never dreamt they would end up on the dais at Flemington.   more...

Shopaholic Announces Arrival On Centre Stage

[20 Feb 12] Saturday's Gr.3 Vanity Stakes at Flemington was expected to prove the confirmation of one of Australia's best fillies, but instead it could have unveiled a new one.  more...

O’Reilly Filly Leads Derby Market

[20 Feb 12] A top-notch daughter of WS stallion O’Reilly today claimed outright favouritism for the Gr 1 New Zealand Derby with an emphatic winning performance at Ellerslie on Saturday.   more...

Black Caviar Family Strikes Again

[20 Feb 12] The family of the greatest sprinter on the planet struck at Flemington and New Plymouth last Saturday.  more...

Stallions Clean Up Feature Sprints

[20 Feb 12] WS sires were represented by a host of brilliant sprint winners in New Zealand on Saturday afternoon.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 17 Feb 2012

[17 Feb 12] Could a very special WS family 'spring' more G1 reward this Weekend?  more...

Super Day In Sydney For WS

[13 Feb 12] WS posted a notable double in Sydney on Saturday after the promising Said Com followed the winning lead of Think Mink.  more...

Speedy Cat blitzes them

[13 Feb 12] After two dominant wins on the Polytrack, the Grande Vue Lodge Syndicate & Waikato Stud 2001 Ltd - bred galloper Speedy Cat emerged as rising Singapore sensation with a breathtaking win on the turf on Sunday.  more...

Mighty K Breaks Through at Sha Tin

[13 Feb 12] Caspar Fownes-trained Mighty K – an O’Reilly half-brother to the stakes winner Big River, broke maiden ranks with a gritty 1400m performance at Hong Kong last night.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato - 10 February 2012

[10 Feb 12] Savabeel mare paid ultimate tribute...  more...

Te Rapa will provide a true measure

[10 Feb 12] Adrian Clark blogs on the chances of Fast N Famous flyer, Quintessential...  more...

O'Reilly Filly Makes Presence Felt

[07 Feb 12] A well-related daughter of O'Reilly played a starring role for WS on the final day of the Select Sale at Karaka.  more...

Nippin Shows True Colours

[07 Feb 12] Nippin staged an impressive return to his best form at Te Rapa on Saturday and rider Jonathan Riddell is predicting further improvement from the four-year-old.  more...

Silent Achiever Sounds Gr 1 Warning

[07 Feb 12] O'Reilly filly Silent Achiever staked her claim for New Zealand Derby honours at Te Rapa on Saturday with a top-class victory in the Gr 3 Waikato Guineas.  more...

Shopaholic Bags Another One

[07 Feb 12] Shopaholic returned to racing in a blaze of glory on Saturday with a smart victory at Caulfield.   more...

Scarlett Lady Simply The Best

[07 Feb 12] Graeme Rogerson paid Savabeel’s outstanding daughter Scarlett Lady the ultimate accolade on her triumphant return to racing at Tauherenikau yesterday. The crack mare came back from an injury-forced break to claim the Listed Wairarapa Breeders’ Stakes with authority.   more...

The Solitaire Notches 54th SW for O’Reilly

[07 Feb 12] O’Reilly notched his 54th individual stakes winner on Saturday when his 4YO daughter The Solitaire denied all in the Listed Dunedin Gold Cup (2400m).   more...

Pins Colt Leads The Way

[02 Feb 12] A colt with an impressive black-type background was WS's leading light on the opening day of the Select Sale at Karaka.  more...

Cracking Karaka Day For WS

[02 Feb 12] New Zealand buyers paid heavily for the choice lots out of WS's draft on the second day of the Select Sale at Karaka. Matamata trainer Roger James opened up early to secure an O'Reilly filly for $160,000 and later in the session it was Awapuni horsewoman Lisa Latta who dug even deeper to claim a daughter of No Excuse Needed for $200,000.   more...

Return of the Dragon’

[30 Jan 12] Four days after Sha Tin’s Chinese New Year raceday welcomed in the Year of the Dragon, the iconic racetrack witnessed the ‘Return of the Dragon’ as Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year swept to a scintillating victory in the HKG1 Stewards’ Cup.   more...

Savabeel Colt Shines On Opening Day

[30 Jan 12] A son of Savabeel was the headline act for WS on day one of NZ Bloodstock's National Yearling Sales series at Karaka today. The colt was purchased by Singapore-based trainer Michael Freedman and Cambridge agent Michael Wallance for $170,000.   more...

1st Stakes Winner for Fast N Famous

[28 Jan 12] WS sire Fast N Famous registered his first stakes winner in breath taking fashion at Trentham today.   more...

Placed To Perfection Over Ground

[28 Jan 12] Placement made an overdue return to winning form in Melbourne this afternoon when successful at the Sandown meeting.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato 27.1.12

[27 Jan 12] O'Reilly showing the way heading into Karaka Premier Yearling Sale.  more...

WS Stallions To Fore In The Bay

[26 Jan 12] WS stallion Pins was represented by a winning double at Hastings yesterday with Glad carrying the farm's colours to victory and Sharp Decision collecting his maiden success. O'Reilly was also to the fore as well with a filly who started her career in fine style.   more...

O''Reilly and Pins Leading the Australasian Way

[25 Jan 12] According to Breednet.com.au this morning, O'Reilly and Pins lead the Australasian way by Recent Wins heading into the Karaka Yearling Sales next Monday.  more...

Ashburn Lane Bounces Back To Best

[23 Jan 12] Strapping Pins six-year-old Ashburn Lane turned his form around with a game victory at Trentham today.  more...

Well-Bred Infuse Justifies Support

[22 Jan 12] The money was right on the mark for Infuse in the closing event on Saturday's Flemington card. The highly-promising son of Pins was the target of solid support, despite racing out of his grade, but the WS-bred and sold three-year-old turned in a convincing display.   more...

O'Reilly Filly A Star In The Making

[22 Jan 12] Pussy Willow looks another potential headline act for WS stallion O'Reilly following her brilliant victory at Trentham on Saturday. The two-year-old displayed a stunning turn of foot to claim the Gr 2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes and maintain her perfect record.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato (20.1.12)

[20 Jan 12] Karaka Yearlings All Ready to Go...  more...

Valuable Filly Hits Top Gear

[20 Jan 12] Mark down the Graeme and Debbie Rogerson-trained Toss Up as a promising staying filly to follow. The WS-bred and raced daughter of Zabeel showed her appreciation of the step up to a metric mile at Matamata today with a convincing victory.   more...

Filly Serves Further Notice Of Talent

[19 Jan 12] Notice Received preserved her perfect record in Melbourne yesterday when she struck again at the Sandown meeting.  more...

Nandowra Back in Style at Kranji

[14 Jan 12] Trainer Michael Freedman believes there is still plenty of scope left in the WS-bred and sold Savabeel 4YO Nandowra after he resumed from a spell with a gutsy win at Kranji last night.  more...

Ballarat Boomer For WS Sires

[13 Jan 12] WS posted a winning double in Melbourne yesterday with homebreds Infuse and Attivita flying the Pins flag. The Matamata farm's enjoyed a red letter day at the Ballarat meeting with the O'Reilly three-year-old Rollerball also successful in just his second appearance for trainer Robert Smerdon.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato Newsletter 13.1.12

[13 Jan 12] Find out about WS's big day Ballarat, O'Reilly leading Australasian way and all the latest news.  more...

Sequin Stars For Glitzy

[13 Jan 12] Glitzy was a quality performer during her racing days and the O'Reilly mare is proving equally productive as a broodmare.   more...

Magic In Melbourne For WS

[05 Jan 12] WS was a dominant force in Melbourne yesterday when the Matamata farm celebrated a winning treble at Geelong  more...

O'Reilly lands Gr.2 Winner

[03 Jan 12] O'Reilly filly Silent Achiever credited her champion WS sire with yet another prestige race victory when she slammed her male rivals in the Gr 2 Championship Stakes.   more...

Boost For O'Reilly Filly

[03 Jan 12] Quality Pins sprinter Undisclosed added a fifth career victory to his record at Tauranga this week to further highlight Lot 150 at Karaka later this month.  more...

Showing Off Leads The Way

[31 Dec 11] Showing Off led home a WS trifecta at yesterday's Taupo meeting when the promising Savabeel filly made it two wins from just three appearances.  more...

Sora Soars Above Rivals

[30 Dec 11] Andrew Scott's pre-race concerns with Sora Dawning were dispelled in fine style when the filly coasted home at Taupo today.  more...

Weekend@Waikato - 2011 Highlights

[30 Dec 11] 2011 Highlights revisited...  more...

Jeroboam Breaks Duck In Style

[28 Dec 11] Matamata trainer Graham Richardson's purple patch of form continued at Ellerslie today with a promising O'Reilly graduate of WS.  more...

Lopov Drawn Out for Gr.2 Perth Cup

[28 Dec 11] Savabeel 4YO Lopov has drawn barrier 20 for his Gr.2 Perth Cup (2400m) assault at Ascot on New Year’s Eve.   more...

Pins Colt In Spotlight

[27 Dec 11] A Pins colt in WS's 2012 Premier Sale draft to Karaka received a valuable boost at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 23.12.11

[23 Dec 11] Christmas Edition of the Weekend @ Waikato  more...

Justanexcuse Crunches Gr 3 Rivals

[18 Dec 11] Justanexcuse took the rise to weight-for-age company in his loping stride with an effortless victory in Saturday's Gr 3 Challenge Stakes at Awapuni.  more...

Robbers Roost Banks The Cash

[18 Dec 11] Beautifully-related colt Robbers Roost was on the score sheet in Melbourne yesterday for leading trainer Danny O'Brien.  more...

Fillies Flying For Famous Dad

[17 Dec 11] Two promising daughters of Fast 'N' Famous have kept the WS stallion's winning tally ticking over with wins at either end of the country.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato 16.12.11

[16 Dec 11] Who's made the news...  more...

Mare Makes Her Mark In Australia

[15 Dec 11] Mink showed enough in a brief New Zealand career for Guy Lowry to recommend the Scaredee Cat mare be given her chance in Sydney. With his Hastings training partner Grant Cullen, he prepared her to win one of her three starts before she joined the leading stable of John O'Shea.   more...

Savour That Te Rapa Performance!

[12 Dec 11] Savour The Moment continued his impressive progress through the grades with another strong performance at Te Rapa on Saturday.  more...

Savabeel Mare Tops In Gr 2

[12 Dec 11] Cambridge trainer Murray Baker is confident his much-improved mare Lady Kipling can continue her form over more ground.  more...

Dreamy Win For Pins Mare

[12 Dec 11] Pins four-year-old Shandream added another string to her bow when she came from off the pace to record an impressive victory at Ellerslie on Sunday evening.   more...

Ambitious Dragon Well Drawn for World’s Richest 2000m Race

[09 Dec 11] A pleasing barrier 5 draw has further encouraged champion jockey Douglas Whyte of his chances aboard Hong Kong’s reigning ‘Horse of the Year’, Ambitious Dragon (NZ), in the World’s richest 2000m race, the NZ$3.29 mil Gr.1 CATHAY PACIFIC HONG KONG CUP at Sha Tin this Sunday.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato 9.12.11

[09 Dec 11] Ambitious Dragon well drawn for world's richest 2000m race...  more...

No Excuse Needed in Singapore for Excellent Beauty

[05 Dec 11] No Excuse Needed’s daughter Excellent Beauty dished out a sweet galloping lesson on Singapore's polytrack at last night.   more...

Dating Adds Gr 1 Form To Her CV

[04 Dec 11] Dating added a Gr 1 credit at Trentham yesterday to her impressive record when she finished a brave third in the Captain Cook Stakes.  more...

Weekend @ Waikato - December 2, 2011

[02 Dec 11] Who's making the news this week...  more...

Fast’N’Famous Firing Winners in Singapore, Australia & NZ

[29 Nov 11] Waikato Stud’s Redoute’s Choice sire Fast ‘N’Famous has been firing on all cylinders of late.   more...

Lopov Set For Perth Feature

[29 Nov 11] A Perth-based syndicate will chase a speedy return when their new purchase lines-up in the Gr 2 Perth Cup (2400m) at Ascot on New Year's Eve.  more...

Floria Makes Her Mark At Stakes Level

[27 Nov 11] Lightly-raced mare Floria became Savabeel's latest black-type performer when she finished a courageous third in Saturday's Gr 3 Eagle Technology Stakes.  more...

Apprentice Daces Away With Cup

[27 Nov 11] Apprentice Adam Hyeronimus landed the biggest win of his career with a bold front running ride on Savabeel's son Zara Dancer in Saturday's Listed Frank Underwood Cup at Canterbury.  more...

Our Nautique Strikes Again

[27 Nov 11] The one-eyed Pins bandit Our Nautique struck further stakes acclaim in the United States over the weekend.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato (25.11.11)

[25 Nov 11] In the News this week...  more...

Pin Rouge Plays Winning Game In Perth

[20 Nov 11] WS made its presence felt on Perth's feature raceday when the lightly-raced Pin Rouge furthered his career record with a 1400 metre victory on the undercard.  more...

Gr 1 target for Savabeel mare

[20 Nov 11] Progressive Savabeel mare Lady Kipling may have earned herself a shot at a prestige race after a runaway victory at Pukekohe yesterday.  more...

Daughter Of O'Reilly Impresses Again

[20 Nov 11] Exciting O'Reilly mare Villifiye successfully rose to a significant challenge at Pukekohe this afternoon.  more...

Pins 4YO Adds Stakes Success

[20 Nov 11] Undisclosed coped admirably with a major rise in class at Pukekohe to credit his WS sire Pins with another stakes success.   more...

Winners of Note this Week (ending 19.11.11)

[20 Nov 11] Undisclosed becomes 6th Stakes Winner this term for Pins  more...

Weekend @ Waikato (18.11.11)

[18 Nov 11] Who's in the news this week...  more...

Pins Colt Stars at Ready To Run Sale.

[16 Nov 11] Waikato’s nine-time Gr.1 sire Pins featured prominently today following the starring role played by his Little Avondale Stud-bred son out of Laebeel at the 2011 NZB Ready To Run Sale.   more...

High Hopes For Filly Fulfilled

[14 Nov 11] Hope So displayed a turn of foot reminiscent of her famous father when she made a dream debut at Te Awamutu. Bred and raced by WS and trained for them by Graeme and Debbie Rogerson, she had the benefit of three preparatory trials leading in to her first raceday outing today and she delivered in grand style.   more...

Golden Day For Jockey On WS-Bred Sprinter

[13 Nov 11] Justanexcuse will be regular jockey Darryl Bradley's golden boy for a long time to come after they proved a winning combination at Riccarton. Revelling in the heavy conditions, the WS-bred and sold sprinter was too good for his open class rivals.   more...

Connections Savour The Moment At Riccarton

[13 Nov 11] Savabeel's promising son Savour The Moment added another string to his bow at Riccarton this afternoon. The four-year-old allayed any fears about his ability to cope with seriously rain-affected going when he claimed the Rating 85 mile with authority.   more...

Sacred Pins Too Sharp Again

[13 Nov 11] Champion sire Pins looks to have come up with another rising star in the form of the unbeaten three-year-old Sacred Pins. He looks well on the way to bigger and better things after mastering a significant rise in class to win at Rosehill.   more...

Weekend @ Waikato

[11 Nov 11] This week's news...  more...

Stud Doubles Up At Seymour

[10 Nov 11] WS graduates posted a winning double in Melbourne yesterday with Brambles and Builder O'Reilly both successful at the Seymour meeting. The former is a son on Savabeel and was a $100,000 purchase by leading Caulfield trainer Peter Moody during the Premier Sale at Karaka last year.   more...

Top Family Serves Up Another Winner

[08 Nov 11] A royal family that has served WS so well over the years took another winning trick at Awapuni today.   more...

Trainer Heaps Praise On Son Of Pins

[04 Nov 11] Gary Portelli may bypass next month's Villiers Stakes and look at a bigger prize during the autumn carnival after watching his stable star Somepin Anypin yesterday race to another dominant win in the Gr 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup.  more...

Smart Giant Continues March To The Top

[31 Oct 11] Smart Giant's half-sister was a triple Gr 1 winner and the Hong Kong-based four-year-old is moving stylishly closer to earning his stripes at the top level.  more...

What A Weekend!

[31 Oct 11] Savabeel notched Gr.1 winner # 2 with son Sangster claiming the Gr.1 VRC Derby. 11 Winners for Pins...  more...

Winners this Week

[30 Oct 11] Sangster delivers G1 winner number 2 for Savabeel in Victoria Derby.  more...

Savabeel Claims Another Group One Title

[29 Oct 11] The growing influence of young WS stallion Savabeel was further evidenced at Flemington this afternoon when his son Sangster stole the show in the Gr 1 VRC Derby.   more...

Stylish Sequin Dazzles At Matamata

[28 Oct 11] Sequin deservedly posted the first victory of her career at Matamata today and she is confidently expected to develop into a future black type contender.  more...

Boost For Karaka-Bound O'Reilly Colt

[27 Oct 11] An impressive young O'Reilly colt to be offered by WS during the Premier Sale at Karaka next year received a significant pedigree update in Australia yesterday.  more...

Fast 'N' Famous Filly Flies At Te Teko

[26 Oct 11] Quintessential looked a filly with a bright future with further development when she was on the board early in her career at Te Teko this afternoon.  more...

Pins Colt Earns Glowing Praise

[25 Oct 11] Peter McKay won a swag of Gr 1 titles with a son of O'Reilly and he now fancies his chances of eclipsing those achievements with a Pins colt.  more...

Nolen on O'Reilly Cup Hopeful

[25 Oct 11] Champion Victorian hoop Luke Nolen has been booked to ride one of the few Australian-trained horses left in the Gr I Melbourne Cup (3200m).  more...

O'Reilly 3YO Tops In Gr 2 Guineas

[23 Oct 11] O'Reilly's progressive son President Lincoln made the impressive jump out of maiden company to claim today's Gr 2 New Zealand Bloodstock Wellington Guineas and might be aimed even higher next month. Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta is giving serious thought to raising the bar to Gr 1 level with the three-year-old if conditions suit.   more...

Super Hoop's Rating Spot On

[23 Oct 11] Leading Sydney jockey Jim Cassidy has formed a strong opinion of Somepin Anypin and his judgement was again on the mark at Rosehill this afternoon. The WS-bred and sold son of Pins galloped his rivals into submission over 1400 metres to win with ease.   more...

Labour Weekend Results

[23 Oct 11] 51 Stakes Winners for O'Reilly, G2 success for Anotonio Lombardo (Pins).  more...

Cup Start in the Offing for I’m Jake

[18 Oct 11] A possible G1 Melbourne Cup start is in the offing for the WS bred-and-raced Pins gelding I’m Jake tomorrow.   more...

Pins Filly Rated a Gr 1 Prospect

[17 Oct 11] Promising Patinack Farm-owned filly Pretty Pins might have earned a long-range Queensland Oaks campaign next winter following her grinding Eagle Farm win yesterday.  more...

Savabeel Makes Presence Felt

[16 Oct 11] WS stallion Savabeel was a major player on one of the biggest stages of the spring with three of his offspring featuring highly and led by his well-performed son Tullamore.   more...

Danny Does It Again With A WS-Bred

[14 Oct 11] Danny O'Brien's eye for a WS prospect was again to the fore at Cranbourne yesterday when Muchos Respectos added to his winning record.  more...

Maggie delivers perfect excuse for Howard’s Karaka indulgence

[14 Oct 11] Informant feature (14.10.11)  more...

Xcellent’s Half Seeking Black-Type Reward

[11 Oct 11] Xcellent’s Pins half-brother Instructor seeks black-type reward of his own in the Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup in South Australia tomorrow (Wed).   more...

Collar Following Efficient Derby Path

[11 Oct 11] The Lloyd Williams-owned O’Reilly gelding Collar steps out in the opening event at Caulfield tomorrow (Wed, 2:35pm NZ Time).   more...

No Excuse Needed for a Dozen

[10 Oct 11] Waikato Stud sire No Excuse Needed notched a dozen Stakes Winners on Saturday.   more...

This Weekend's Winners

[09 Oct 11] Big weekend for Pins  more...

Somepin Anypin Class Above Rivals

[09 Oct 11] Somepin Anypin completed a cracking day for WS when he posted an effortless victory in the closing event at Rosehill.  more...

Dating Completes Stunning Double For Stud

[09 Oct 11] WS celebrated an outstanding day of racing with feature race victories at both North Island venues this afternoon.  more...

WS Stallion Dominates Matamata Cup

[09 Oct 11] WS stallion No Excuse Needed enjoyed a sterling result on his 'home track' today when he dominated the finish of the Listed Matamata Cup.  more...

Moment To Savour For Son Of Savabeel

[09 Oct 11] Savour The Moment drew attention to his Matamata prospects with an impressive trial win and he didn't disappoint connections today in his return to racing.  more...

O'Reilly 3YO Debuts In Style

[06 Oct 11] An O'Reilly three year-old was expected to win the 1250 metre maiden at Canterbury yesterday, it just wasn't the one punters had expected.  more...

O'Reilly Galloper Said Com Ultra Impressive

[06 Oct 11] Reigning Champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller experienced the highs and lows of racing yesterday, writes Darryl Sherer.  more...

WS Stallions Produce Likely Duo

[06 Oct 11] Matamata trainer Graham Richardson expects Villifye to make her mark in far stronger company off the back of her stylish maiden victory at Taupo this afternoon.   more...

I'm Jake leads Rivals A Merry Dance

[02 Oct 11] I'm Jake carried the familiar WS silks to an impressive all-the-way victory in today's Listed $A100,000 RM Ansett Classic at Mornington. The game son of Pins headed straight to front under rider Ben Melham and they dictated terms every inch of the way.  more...

Dragon blows rivals away

[02 Oct 11] Hong Kong’s reigning Horse of the Year did the seemingly impossible on Saturday when blowing rivals away in HK-3 National Day Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin.   more...

O'Reilly Joins Elite 50 Club

[02 Oct 11] Outstanding WS stallion O'Reilly reached a notable milestone today when his son Collar claimed the Listed Doncaster Stakes  more...

Collar could be Derby bound after easy win

[02 Oct 11] Next week’s Caulfield Guineas is a doubt but the Victoria Derby is very much on the program for Lloyd Williams-owned three-year-old Collar (NZ) (O’Reilly).   more...

Three Stakes Winners in a Day for Pins

[02 Oct 11] Waikato Stud’s Champion sire Pins registered three individual Stakes Winners in three different countries on Saturday.   more...

Pins Colt Strolls Home In Guineas

[01 Oct 11] Crack colt Antonio Lombardo was an effortless winner at his three-year-old debut and the high-class son of Pins was again untested to add the Gr 2 Hawke's Bay Guineas to his impressive record.  more...

Savabeel Mare Continues Top Form

[01 Oct 11] Savabeel's progressive daughter Lady Kipling took another winning step toward a feature race target when she doubled her tally for the spring carnival at Hastings.  more...

Scarlett Lady Out Of Spring Action

[29 Sep 11] Top-class Savabeel mare Scarlett Lady has been ruled out of the rest of the spring carnival with a leg injury.  more...

Dragon Ready To Fire Up Again

[27 Sep 11] Hong Kong Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon will return to racing in the National Day Cup at Sha Tin on October 1.  more...

Famous By Name Swamps Em!

[26 Sep 11] The Dean Binaisse -prepared Fast N Famous galloper Famous By Name turned in a thrilling performance over 1600m at Victoria on Sunday.   more...

Guineas On O'Reilly Filly's Radar

[23 Sep 11] Promising O'Reilly filly Tarantella took a winning step toward a possible Gr 1 target when she turned on the style at Otaki today. The lightly-raced three-year-old posted her first career success at her third start and gave her connections encouragement for the future.   more...

Pins Filly Does Family Proud

[21 Sep 11] A well-related filly with a pedigree that has made a significant impact in Australia looked headed for much better company following her winning debut for WS at yesterday's Nowra meeting.  more...

Exciting start to new investment for Gartshore Brothers

[21 Sep 11] Tauranga brothers Bill and Jim Gartshore have only been in the thoroughbred industry a short time but both admit they love it especially after breeding their first group winner Strike The Stars (NZ) (Savabeel).   more...

Shopaholic Makes Winning Australian Debut

[21 Sep 11] The WS bred and raced Pins filly Shopaholic made a winning debut in Australia on Wednesday.   more...

Shamrocker Crowned Champion Australian 3YO Filly

[19 Sep 11] O’Reilly’s star daughter Shamrocker was crowned the Champion 3YO for 2010/11 at last night’s Australian Racing Awards.   more...

Winning Return For Lady Kipling

[18 Sep 11] Lady Kipling's class was apparent when she successfully returned to racing at Hastings Saturday afternoon.  more...

Heavenly Run From Strike The Stars

[18 Sep 11] Strike The Stars put himself in line for upcoming Gr 1 honours in the Spring Champion Stakes with a dominant display to open his winning account at Rosehill on Saturday.   more...

Gr 1 Goal for Belle Vida

[16 Sep 11] No Excuse Needed's highly-regarded daughter Belle Vida is on a mission to avenge a Gr 1 defeat suffered by her mother during her racing days.  more...

Trendy Makes A Winning Statement

[16 Sep 11] A Pins filly with an international pedigree added performance to her CV with an impressive debut win at Te Rapa today.   more...

Pins Half Sister to G1 winner Scores on Debut

[15 Sep 11] Pretty Pins, a 3YO Pins half-sister to the G1 Toorak Hcp winner Allez Wonder, Pretty Pins, a 3YO Pins half-sister to the G1 Toorak Hcp winner Allez Wonder, pointed to having inherited her own fair share of ability when she scored on debut at Brisbane on Wednesday.   more...

O'Reilly Chimes In With A Double

[15 Sep 11] Champion sire O'Reilly picked up a winning double at Taupo on Wednesday with a pair of talented three-year-olds.  more...

WS Sired Stakes Runners this Saturday

[15 Sep 11] 5 G1 Chances  more...

Beauty Supremo Fittingly Shines on Debut

[14 Sep 11] The O’Reilly 3YO colt Beauty Supremo fittingly shone on debut in the Paco Boy at Waikato Stud 3YO Maiden 1200m at Taupo today.   more...

Well Bred No Excuse Needed Galloper Leaves Them To It

[14 Sep 11] No Excuse Needed’s well-bred son Polarity left his rivals to it in the first at Taupo today.   more...

Early Derby Raps Heaped on Savarhys

[14 Sep 11] Early Derby raps are being heaped on the exciting Savabeel gelding Savarhys following his barn storming performance at Taupo today.   more...

A Real Prince Flies Home for Dead Heat

[14 Sep 11] John Bromley’s game O’Reilly galloper A Real Prince defied a seemingly impossible position and 59kg weight impost to snatch deadheat glory in the Coogee Walk 1200 at Taupo today.   more...

Pins Blueblood Looking A Force To Be Reckoned With

[12 Sep 11] Waikato Stud’s Pins blueblood Smart Giant announced himself as a force to be reckoned in Hong Kong last night.   more...

Pins Potent Stakes Power Plain To See

[12 Sep 11] The potent stakes power of Pins was plain for all to see over the weekend.   more...

Paco Boy Proving Highly Popular in NZ

[10 Sep 11] With his book fast approaching full, Waikato Stud’s new stallion Paco Boy is proving highly popular with breeders in New Zealand this season.   more...

Pins Colt All Class

[10 Sep 11] Matamata trainer Peter McKay found the perfect race at Ruakaka today for his exciting galloper Antonio Lombardo to kick-start his three-year-old career. The well-performed son of Pins was, as expected, in a class of his own when he resumed in the Listed Northland Breeders' Stakes.   more...

Millionaire galloper Vigor Retired

[07 Sep 11] The curtain has come down on the racing career of the well-performed Vigor whose record failed to accurately reflect his talent. While eight victories, seven placings and stake earnings of nearly $1.2 million are impressive, they could have made even better reading.   more...

Fast 'N' Famous Strikes In Australia

[05 Sep 11] Fast 'N' Famous was represented by his first Australian winner yesterday when Famous By Name was successful in Victoria. The lightly-raced colt stepped up to 1600 metres for the first time at Wangaratta and opened his account in good style under rider Luke Currie.   more...

Princess Far Too Sharp

[04 Sep 11] Sharp Princess' class shone brightly at Wanganui on Saturday when the quality mare successfully returned to competition.  more...

Dazzling Dowager Queen Back In Style

[04 Sep 11] High-class Savabeel filly Dowager Queen emphasised her readiness for a return trip to Australia with a spectacular last-to-first victory at Wanganui on Saturday.  more...

Savabeel Stayer In Fine Fettle

[02 Sep 11] Gai Waterhouse is typically upbeat about Tullamore's spring prospects ahead of his resuming run in Saturday's $A125,000 Gr 3 Tramway Handicap.  more...

No Excuse Needed Mounts Two Pronged Attack on Guineas

[02 Sep 11] The G1 sire No Excuse Needed mounts a two pronged attack in the Listed Wanganui Guineas (1340m) this Saturday.  more...

No Excuses Needed For This Winner

[01 Sep 11] Hastings trainer John Bary has a lofty goal set for an exciting son of WS stallion No Excuse Needed.  more...

O'Reilly Warhorse Back In Action

[31 Aug 11] Veteran Master O'Reilly, who was retired after running in his fourth successive Melbourne Cup last spring, is set to make a comeback in Saturday's Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington.  more...

Dream Result For Pins Mare

[29 Aug 11] Shandream added another string to her bow when she successfully mastered a metric mile at Tauranga on Saturday.  more...

Golden Archer Credits Pins with G3 Success as Damsire

[29 Aug 11] Kevin and Julie Taylor's star homebred 3YO Golden Archer credited Pins with G3 success as a damsire over the weekend.   more...

Daffodil Produces First Foal

[29 Aug 11] Waikato Stud’s triple G1 winning galloper Daffodil produced her first foal this morning (Wednesday).   more...

G1 Spring Champion Stakes for Sangster

[24 Aug 11] It’s all stations go to the G1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) on October 1st for the Savabeel 3YO Sangster following a gritty Warwick Farm win on Tuesday.   more...

O'Brien Weighing Up Options With Shamrocker

[23 Aug 11] Danny O'Brien says he will have a better idea of the spring path he should follow with his classic winner Shamrocker after the Australian Derby winner resumes in the $A200,000 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.  more...

Scarlett Lady to Resume Saturday

[22 Aug 11] Cups expectations are high for Queensland Oaks winner Scarlett Lady (NZ) (Savabeel) but connections are realistic about her chances in New Zealand on Saturday.   more...

No Excuse Needed Colt Chasing Black-Type

[20 Aug 11] No Excuse Needed will have a genuine early season black-type contender in Taurus, who broke his maiden in fine fashion at New Plymouth on Saturday.  more...

Shamrocker In Fine Fettle

[17 Aug 11] Dual Gr 1 winner Shamrocker galloped impressively at Moonee Valley yesterday in preparation for her return to racing in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday week.  more...

Waikato Stud Parade this Saturday

[17 Aug 11] The legendary international triple G1 winner Paco Boy along with O'Reilly, Pins, Savabeel, Fast'N'Famous, No Excuse Needed and Rios will be on parade at Waikato Stud this Saturday (August 27) at 1:50 pm.   more...

Scarlett Lady Impresses

[16 Aug 11] James McDonald was gleaming as he guided Melbourne-bound mare Scarlett Lady (NZ) (Savabeel) around Te Rapa racecourse on Saturday.   more...

Shamrocker Valley Gallop

[16 Aug 11] Last season Group 1 winners Shamrocker (O’Reilly) and Cedarberg (Helenus) will gallop on the course proper at Moonee Valley this morning.   more...

History-Making Pins Mare Retired

[16 Aug 11] Pins' dual Gr 1 winning daughter Katie Lee has been retired after an outstanding racing career that made New Zealand racing history.  more...

Placement Resumes In Fine Fashion

[14 Aug 11] Quality galloper Placement shed her title of Australia's best maiden performer when she successfully returned from a spell yesterday.  more...

Frockstar Graduates In Good Style

[13 Aug 11] A mare with a Gr 1 pedigree opened her account at Taupo today with her trainer confident further success is in store for the four-year-old.   more...

Paco Boy Making Big Early Impression

[11 Aug 11] The international G1 jetsetter Paco Boy touched down at Waikato Stud earlier this week and has wasted no time making a big impression.   more...

No Excuse Needed’s Pedigree Primed for Smart Update

[10 Aug 11] Waikato’s G1 sire No Excuse Needed’s pedigree could well be in store for some sweet updates this season, should his US 3YO half-brother Higher Court (Sharmardal) continue to play his part.   more...

Pins Strikes 1st Stakes Winner for the Season

[09 Aug 11] Waikato Stud’s 39 time stakes producing sire Pins struck his first winner for the 2011/12 season on Sunday.  more...

Fast 'N' Famous Off to a Flyer

[04 Aug 11] Waikato Stud’s Redoute’s Choice stallion Fast‘N’Famous got the season off to a flying start with two winners at the Te Teko Trials this week.  more...

Black-Type Ahead for Speedy Fast 'N' Famous Filly

[04 Aug 11] It’s black-type racing ahead for the Kevin Gray-trained Fast’N’Famous 3YO, Scarlet O’Hara (pictured left).   more...

Perfect Season End for No Excuse Needed

[01 Aug 11] No Excuse Needed ended his season on a high note when his son Snow Excuse grabbed his final chance at black-type for the season.  more...

Maggie Leaves No Excuses

[01 Aug 11] Hastings trainer John Bary is confident No Excuse Maggie will continue to progress and make her mark in the higher grades.   more...

Lopov Leaves Opposition In His Wake

[01 Aug 11] Savabeel three-year-old Lopov will go for a well-earned break after thumping his staying rivals at Caulfield on Saturday. The WS-bred and sold gelding was given a gun ride by Glen Boss and was a class above his opposition at the end of the 2400 metre test.   more...

Celebrations All Round At Matamata

[01 Aug 11] Matamata trainer Andrew Scott celebrated a notable milestone on his home track today courtesy of a WS-bred and sold winner.  more...

Pins Adds Centaine Award To HK Honours

[01 Aug 11] Prolific WS stallion Pins enjoyed a stellar season in 2010-2011 with the son of Snippets adding the Centaine Award to his premiership honours in Hong Kong.  more...

Pins Outstanding Australasian Value

[01 Aug 11] If you were wondering how Pins stacks up against his Australian peers take a look at this...  more...

Pins Rated NZ’s Best for Global Earnings

[01 Aug 11] Waikato Stud’s 9 time G1 producer Pins has been awarded New Zealand’s best sire for global earnings, following the completion of the 2010/11 season.   more...

Rogerson Pair Set to go Head to Head

[29 Jul 11] WS graduate Scarlett Lady will make only one appearance in New Zealand before chasing the riches of the Melbourne spring carnival. The daughter of Savabeel will launch her campaign in the opening leg of the Triple Crown at Hastings on August 27 where she will clash with Pins' dual Gr 1 winner Katie Lee.   more...

Paco Boy Recieves Impressive Review

[26 Jul 11] " I can not recall seeing a horse that was able to finishing burst of speed that can only be described as devasting," John Richardson.  more...

Scarlett Lady to Resume Soon

[26 Jul 11] Brisbane winter carnival revelation Scarlett Lady (NZ) (Savabeel) will commence her Melbourne Cup campaign in the Gr.1 Makfi Challenge Stakes over 1400 metres at Hastings at the end of August.  more...

Shamrocker to Kick off Spring Carnival Campaign

[26 Jul 11] O'Reilly's Spring carnival headline act Shamrocker will kick off her campaign with a trial in the next fortnight.   more...

Back with a Vigor

[26 Jul 11] Danny O’Brien is confident that his former Group One placegetter Vigor (NZ) (O'Reilly) can make a successful return to the track when he resumes his racing career in the G2 Memsie Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield next month.   more...

Dream Win For Filly

[18 Jul 11] Centaine mare Pyjamas has a perfect record at stud and her promising daughter Shandream added to the family roll of honour at Ruakaka.   more...

Top Pedigree Makes Winning Mark

[18 Jul 11] A son of champion sire Pins with an internationally successful pedigree was to the fore at yesterday's Sale meeting in Victoria.  more...

VACANCY - Assistant Yearling Manager

[18 Jul 11] New Zealand's leading thoroughbred stud farm requires an enthusiastic person for the role of asistant yearling manager.  more...

Ambitious Dragon Awarded Horse of the Year

[11 Jul 11] Triple Group One winner Ambitious Dragon was crowned Horse of the Year for the 2010/2011 season at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards presentation ceremony during the final race meeting of the season at Sha Tin racecourse today (July 10).  more...

Giant Of A Performance

[11 Jul 11] Rising Hong Kong star Smart Giant played his part yesterday in John Moore securing the trainers' premiership on a dramatic final night of racing at Sha Tin.  more...

PINS LEADING NEW ZEALAND SIRE BY STAKESWINNERS

[11 Jul 11] With the stakes season over in New Zealand, Thorn Park has an unassailable lead on the General Sires' list with earnings close to $3 million, writes Darryl Sherer. As good a season as Thorn Park has enjoyed, he has had to give second best to Pins in one category, the Waikato Stud stallion the leading sire by stakeswinners with five.   more...

Mare Continues Fine Job

[10 Jul 11] Centelise has a 100 percent record at stud and her promising son Dominant Future added to the honours board in Melbourne on Saturday.   more...

Pins Crowned Champion Hong Kong Sire

[10 Jul 11] Waikato Stud’s superb G1 sire PINS was crowned Hong Kong’s Champion Sire for the 2010/2011 season last night.   more...

Smart Giant A Horse To Follow

[02 Jul 11] Smart Giant completed a winning treble at Sha Tin last night for trainer John Moore and the best is yet to come from the progressive three-year-old.  more...

O’REILLY EMERGING AS A BROODMARE SIRE

[02 Jul 11] Having established himself as one of the leading stallions in New Zealand through the Group One winners like Alamosa, Master O’Reilly, The Jewel, Swick and this season’s classic winning filly Shamrocker, O’Reilly (Last Tycoon) is beginning to advertise his effectiveness as a broodmare sire.   more...

Lopov Strikes at The Valley

[02 Jul 11] Savabeel's son Lopov showed he was a horse to follow with a stylish victory at the Melbourne track today  more...

Stud Plays Role in Turf History

[29 Jun 11] Champion jockey James McDonald rode his way into New Zealand history today aboard a WS graduate at Te Teko. The teenage star became the first to post 200 winners in a season when he guided the two-year-old Showing Off to a debut victory.   more...

Double Delight In Melbourne

[28 Jun 11] A pair of promising WS graduates combined to credit the Matamata farm with a winning double in Melbourne yesterday. Pins' daughter Attivita got the ball rolling at Echuca and the Savabeel four-year-old Dublin Darlin finished the meeting off in style.   more...

Bondarenko Looks Good At Geelong

[26 Jun 11] A filly with a Gr 1 pedigree got her career away to the perfect start in Melbourne yesterday when Bondarenko posted a stirring performance to win on debut.  more...

Frozone Earns Just Reward

[26 Jun 11] Genuine five-year-old Frozone posted a well-earned victory in yesterday's Listed Tattersall's Club Mile at Eagle Farm.  more...

O’Reilly Adds to Black-Type Bow

[26 Jun 11] He might be the outstanding sire of no less than 11 individual Group One winners, but on Saturday Waikato Stud’s Champion International sire O’Reilly was only too happy to show off a different string to his bow – his black-type aptitude as broodmare sire.  more...

Pins Filly Flys On Debut

[22 Jun 11] A successful WS family was to the fore at Ruakaka this afternoon when the well-related Shanstar delivered at the first time of asking...  more...

Double Strike For WS

[21 Jun 11] WS celebrated an international double in the weekend with farm graduates adding to their accounts in Australia and Asia  more...

No Excuses For Rivals

[13 Jun 11] No Excuse Maggie is a true blue WS product and she showed all her fighting qualities to add to her record at Te Rapa on Saturday.  more...

Tullamore Eyes Spring Riches

[13 Jun 11] Hot WS stallion Savabeel will have a genuine contender for the feature spring cups following the grand staying performance of his son Tullamore to claim the Gr 2 Brisbane Cup.  more...

Victory Crowns Comeback

[13 Jun 11] The touch of master trainer Bart Cummings was again evident when Rigging successfully returned from a lengthy break at Kembla Grange yesterday.  more...

Moment To Savour In Melbourne

[13 Jun 11] Time is bringing out the best in the well-related Melbourne galloper Moment To Savour.  more...

Stud Plays Role In Record Ride

[09 Jun 11] Champion jockey James McDonald equalled the record number of winning rides in a season aboard a WS graduate at Matamata yesterday.  more...

Well-Deserved Break For Star Filly

[08 Jun 11] Scarlett Lady's connections will resist the temptation to chase another Gr 1 prize this weekend with their star daughter of Savabeel.  more...

Black Savvath Rocks At Foxton

[07 Jun 11] Black Savvath showed staying was his game today when he added his name to Savabeel's ever-growing list of winners.  more...

Top Family In Fine Form

[05 Jun 11] A highly-successful WS family added two further winning strikes to its honours board last weekend with a trans-Tasman double.  more...

Winning Omen For WS Stallion

[05 Jun 11] A winning double this week has set the tone for what promises to be an exciting time in Australia for the WS-based stallion Savabeel this weekend  more...

Legsman Eyes Top Staying Prize

[05 Jun 11] Gallant front-runner Legsman is likely to be spelled after his brave Listed Winter Cup victory at Rosehill and return with for a Gr 1 mission in the spring.  more...

Lady Lands Gr 1 For Super Savabeel

[05 Jun 11] Savabeel earned his Gr 1 stripes in spectacular fashion at Eagle Farm where his crack daughter Scarlett Lady caned her Queensland Oaks rivals.  more...

Under The Sun Shines

[22 May 11] The tried and true combination of trainer Roger James and jockey Vinnie Colgan joined forces to post a stylish juvenile win at Te Rapa on Saturday with a son of WS stallion No Excuse Needed.  more...

Lady Blooms In Roses

[22 May 11] Scarlett Lady claimed outright favouritism for the Gr 1 Queensland Oaks with a dazzling display to win at her Australian debut on Saturday.  more...

Savabeel Youngster Coasts Home

[22 May 11] He's young and wayward but Savabeel's juvenile son Sangster has talent to burn as he showed with a sparkling debut performance at Hawera.  more...

Pins leading the way for 2010/11 Global Stakes Winners

[16 May 11] Waikato's outstanding stallion Pins leads the way by stakes winners this season. Who else makes the cut?  more...

Cup Hopes For Kiwi Stayer

[15 May 11] Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse has the Melbourne Cup at the top of her spring list for a progressive son of WS stallion Savabeel.  more...

Pedigree Knowledge Pays Off

[07 May 11] Stephen Autridge had the benefit of inside knowledge when he purchased the WS-bred Allsortsafun during the Select Sale at Karaka in 2009.  more...

Forgiven Leaves No Excuses For Rivals

[07 May 11] Forgiven further raised his profile in Singapore last night when he continued his rich vein of form. The WS-bred and sold son of resident stallion No Excuse Needed was a clear-cut winner over 1700 metres at Kranji for the potent combination of champion trainer Laurie Laxon and jockey Joao Moreira.   more...

Gallant Legsman Gets His Reward

[07 May 11] A courageous Legsman gained a thoroughly deserved victory in Sydney yesterday to cap off a solid run of form since resuming. The five-year-old son of Pins had finished runner-up in three of his four starts since returning from a break for Randwick trainer John O'Shea.   more...

Savabeel's Primed For Gr 1 Success

[07 May 11] The Rogerson training partnership will head for the Queensland winter carnival brimming with confidence about the prospects of a pair of fillies by Savabeel. The top-quality daughters of the WS stallion will target feature races in Brisbane and both boast outstanding lead-up form.   more...

Melbourne Result To Savour

[04 May 11] Moment To Savour lived up to his name for connections at Warrnambool yesterday when he got his first strike on the board.   more...

US Gr.3 Winner for Pins

[02 May 11] US Group success was landed by the WS Stallion Pins on Saturday, when his Jerry Hollendorfer-trained son Our Nautique dished out a pillar to post victory in the Gr.3 San Franciso Mile at Golden Gate.   more...

Dragon Breathes Fire At Sha Tin

[02 May 11] Ambitious Dragon completed a spectacular season when he put paid to a stellar field in last night's Gr 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin.   more...

Star Continues To Shine

[01 May 11] Powerful three-year-old Aldebaran Star has made an encouraging start to his career and the strapping chestnut added another notch to his belt at Woodville.   more...

O'Reilly Close To Half-Century

[01 May 11] O'Reilly moved a step closer to a notable milestone when his son Hammer Down on Saturday credited him with his 49th individual stakes winner. The three-year-old showed commendable courage to overcome a tough run to claim the Listed Cambridge Breeders' Stakes at Te Rapa.  more...

Savabeel Filly Dynamic In Gr 2 Success

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Laxon Shooting for Big Things Ahead with Waikato

[29 Apr 11] LAURIE LAXON’s ever consistent galloper Waikato will look to extend his rich vein of form in the Sgp-2 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) in Singapore tonight.  more...

Pins Star Headlines Hong Kong’s Gr.1 Cause

[29 Apr 11] PINS’ star 4YO Ambitious Dragon (pictured above) headlines the Hong Kong cause heading into a star studded edition of the HK$14million Gr.1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin this Sunday.  more...

WS Mare Away To A Flier

[28 Apr 11] WS broodmare Etoile Du Nord got her stud career away to a perfect start yesterday when her first foal struck early in his racing career in Melbourne  more...

Paddy Claims Easter Gr 3

[26 Apr 11] A lengthy period on the sidelines may have been a blessing in disguise for the quality stayer Paddy O'Reilly, according to his Melbourne trainer Robert Smerdon  more...

Snow Excuse Debuts In Style

[26 Apr 11] No Excuse Needed made his presence felt at Ellerslie on Easter Monday when he was represented by an eye-catching debut winner.   more...

I'm Jake Plays Starring Flemington Role

[26 Apr 11] Pins five-year-old I'm Jake has made the most of his opportunities since transferring to the Mornington stable of David Brideoake.   more...

Easter Results

[26 Apr 11] 10 individual winners counted...  more...

The Chevron Back In Style

[24 Apr 11] Mark down the Melbourne-based galloper The Chevron as yet another potential stakes winner for WS's hot young sire Savabeel.   more...

Kranji Cracker For Pins

[24 Apr 11] Pins capped off a profitable evening in Singapore last night when his evergreen son Waikato marked his 50th raceday appearance with victory in the Kranji Stakes.   more...

Savabeel's Singapore Star On Classic Mission

[21 Apr 11] Savabeel currently enjoys a strong record in Singapore and the WS stallion is in line for further honours at Kranji on Sunday. His exciting three-year-old son Nandowra will attempt to complete a hat-trick of wins when he takes aim at the Gr 2 Singapore 3YO Classic over 1400 metres.  more...

Hot Run Of Form Continues

[17 Apr 11] The winners continue to flow for WS stallion Savabeel with the Chittick family-owned Savoy giving the in-form son of Zabeel his second winner in as many days when he was successful at Rotorua this afternoon.   more...

More Success For Prolific WS Family

[16 Apr 11] One of WS's most prolific families was to the fore in Singapore last night when the veteran performer Zinly was successful at Kranji. The eight-year-old gave age and a beating to his rivals over 1200 metres for the ninth victory of his career.  more...

Shantaine In A Class Of Her Own

[16 Apr 11] Versatile mare Shantaine added further performance to her illustrious pedigree with a sterling performance to win the closing event at Ellerslie today. The WS-bred and sold four-year-old mastered difficult conditions to thump her Rating 90 rivals by a wide margin over 2200 metres.  more...

Cowboy Shoots Rivals Down

[16 Apr 11] First-timer Cowboy came out all guns blazing at Trentham on Saturday to run his rivals into the ground. The son of O'Reilly had been a trial winner at Wanganui earlier this month and the three-year-old had no trouble turning that promise into raceday performance with a stylish debut victory.  more...

Pins Makes Presence Felt

[16 Apr 11] Pins added to his black-type tally on Sydney's main stage at the weekend when his brave daughter Lucha Libre landed the Listed South Pacific Classic at Randwick. The three-year-old is now unbeaten in two appearances from the stable of Anthony Cummings.  more...

Queen To Chase Brisbane Gr 1

[16 Apr 11] Dowager Queen booked herself a trip to the Queensland winter carnival with her runaway victory in Saturday's Listed Champagne Stakes at Ellerslie.   more...

Waikato Stud Announces 2011 Stud Fees

[16 Apr 11] Waikato Stud has announced its 2011 Stud Fees and just as was the case last year, there is plenty for value driven breeders to be enthused about.   more...

Can Lightning Strike Twice?

[14 Apr 11] WS is hoping lightning will strike twice at the Sydney carnival on Saturday when their well-performed O'Reilly filly will form part of their two-pronged attack on the Gr 1 AJC Oaks. Dating will be out to emulate the Chittick family's high-class performer Daffodil who won the Randwick feature two years ago.  more...

Staying Is Almodovar's Game

[11 Apr 11] Almodovar may have a long way to go to match the deeds of the outstanding stayer Galilee but the progressive son of WS's Pins has made an encouraging start. The three-year-old completed a hat-trick of victories at the weekend when he won the Listed event at Caulfield named after the New Zealand-bred galloper who completed the 1966 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups double.  more...

Shamrocker (NZ) reminds O'Brien of the value of a Kiwi-made bargain

[11 Apr 11] If Victorian trainer Danny O’Brien needed a reminder that a good New Zealand-bred horse can be sourced from anywhere, he’s got it in spades with his history-making filly Shamrocker (NZ) (O’Reilly).  more...

O'Reilly Filly Derby Hero

[10 Apr 11] O'Reilly's outstanding daughter Shamrocker earned herself a piece of Australasian racing history at Royal Randwick on Saturday. She completed a unique double when she once again proved superior to her male counterparts with a stunning performance to race away with the Gr 1 AJC Australian Derby.  more...

Rising Star Adds Stakes Win

[08 Apr 11] Exciting three-year-old talent Scarlett Lady earned herself black type honours when she led home a WS quinella in the Listed Manawatu Breeders' Stakes at Awapuni today. The daughter of Savabeel completed an impressive hat-trick of wins when she proved too good for Sharp Princess.  more...

Pins Colt Easter Star

[07 Apr 11] Mark Chittick was right on the money when he tipped their chestnut colt by Pins to be WS's star lot at the Sydney Easter Yearling Sale. His expectations were met with the youngster topping the draft when he sold for $A375,000 to the final bid of George Moore's Hong Kong-based bloodstock agency.  more...

Double Strike In Melbourne

[04 Apr 11] Promising three-year-old Builder O'Reilly set up a winning double for WS stallions in Melbourne at the weekend.   more...

Top Jockey's Judgement Spot On

[03 Apr 11] Gr 1 winning jockey Jonathan Riddell celebrated further success at Awapuni on Saturday but in a different role.   more...

WS Stallions Dominate Trophy Finish

[03 Apr 11] WS gained a good measure of compensation in defeat after their colours were lowered by Undisclosed in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy at Awapuni. The farm's hopes were mainly pinned on the talented No Excuse Needed filly I Do and she was only narrowly denied her third consecutive victory.  more...

Scarlet O'Hara Plays Starring Role

[29 Mar 11] A well-related filly from the prolific 'Heights' family has provided exciting young WS stallion Fast 'N' Famous with his second race track success. The son of Redoute's Choice has only had a handful of first-crop runners and at Waipukurau yesterday his daughter Scarlet O'Hara doubled his winning record.  more...

Jimmy Does Centaine Proud Again

[29 Mar 11] WS played a major hand in the finish of Saturday's Gr 1 Rosehill Guineas when crack colt Jimmy Choux provided their former champion stallion and leading broodmare sire Centaine with yet another top-flight success. For good measure current resident O'Reilly was represented by the third placegetter Shamrocker.   more...

Natsinga Plays Another Winning Tune

[29 Mar 11] Michael Manson's pre-race confidence in Natsinga's Tauranga prospects were dampened by the rain but the Ruakaka trainer's fears were unfounded. The WS-bred six-year-old ploughed through the heavy conditions to crush his rivals in the Team Welleans BOP Cup.  more...

Scarlett Lady On Gr 1 Trail

[29 Mar 11] Brisbane-bound filly Scarlett Lady added another string to her bow when she mastered a rain-affected track to post a clear-cut victory at Tauranga. The exciting daughter of Savabeel emphasised her ample class by distancing her three-year-old rivals over 1600 metres.  more...

Agent Debuts In Style

[29 Mar 11] Pins three-year-old Agent made the perfect start to his racing career with a runaway victory in Melbourne on Friday. Trained by Robert Hickmott for high-profile owner Lloyd Williams, the WS-bred and sold gelding was successful at the first time of asking when he coasted home by two and a-half lengths at Sandown.  more...

Savabeel Colt Strikes Again

[29 Mar 11] Savabeel's hot form continued in Singapore on Friday night when his high-promising son Nandowra coasted home over 1200 metres at Kranji. The three-year-old had also won his previous start by a wide margin and his only defeat came on debut when he raced greenly and powered home for fourth.  more...

Ambitious Dragon Proving a Dream Come True Horse

[24 Mar 11] Hong Kong-based businessman Johnson Lam enjoyed a dream come true result when his Pins galloper Ambitious Dragon (NZ) stormed home to claim last Sunday’s HK-1 Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby (2000m).  more...

Leading Breeders Of The World: with Garry Chittick of Waikato Stud

[22 Mar 11] Waikato Stud encompasses more than 1200 acres of prime farm land that has been the breeding ground of champions for more than 40 years.  more...

AMBITIOUS DRAGON RATES VERY HIGHLY

[22 Mar 11] Maxime Guyon may have seemed overly euphoric in the wake of Ambitious Dragon’s (Pins) Hong Kong Derby (Gr 1, 2000m) victory on Sunday, writes Murray Bell, but the hard numbers of the race support the Frenchman’s rave reviews all the way  more...

O'Reilly A Sale Topper

[21 Mar 11] An O'Reilly youngster out of a Centaine mare made the highest price at the successful Hong Kong International Sale at Sha Tin on Saturday.  more...

Dragon Too Hot To Handle In HK Gr 1

[21 Mar 11] Ambitious Dragon completed a golden night in Hong Kong for WS when he won yesterday's Gr 1 Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin.  more...

Splashing Out Makes Waves

[17 Mar 11] Splashing Out made a great start to her stud career when her daugther Shopaholic won at Matamata yesterday  more...

Savabeel Filly Rated Top Class

[13 Mar 11] The man who guided Savabeel to top-flight successes in the Cox Plate and the Spring Champion Stakes believes he has a filly by the WS stallion capable of winning at Gr 1 level  more...

Do Ra Mi Makes Sweet Music

[13 Mar 11] A change of tactics with the WS-bred and owned Do Ra Mi proved a masterstroke when the filly posted a sensational victory in Saturday's Gr 2 Kewney Stakes at Flemington.  more...

Rewarding Times For Savabeel

[13 Mar 11] Kudakulari completed a lucrative weekend for WS stallion Savabeel when he posted a stylish fresh-up victory in Sunday's Listed Canberra Guineas  more...

Tiptoes Makes A Stand

[11 Mar 11] A filly with a golden pedigree opened her account in fine style for WS at Otaki today with a brave performance to add to her future broodmare value.  more...

Shantaine Defies Weighty Problem

[10 Mar 11] The WS-bred and sold Shantaine turned in an outstanding performance under a hefty weight to further her impressive career record with a brave victory at Ellerslie yesterday  more...

Run Continues For Champion Stallion

[10 Mar 11] O'Reilly's continued run of feature race success was added to at Ellerslie yesterday when Annie Higgins was a dominant winner of the Listed Sunline Vase.   more...

Double Celebration For O'Reilly

[07 Mar 11] O'Reilly played the starring stallion role at Flemington yesterday when his daughter Shamrocker won the Gr 1 Australian Guineas and he also made his presence felt in South Australia  more...

Waikato Stud Has Hand in Gr 1 Double

[06 Mar 11] We had a winning influence on the three-year-old Gr 1 feature events on both sides of the Tasman on Saturday  more...

Great WS Family Strikes Again

[28 Feb 11] The well-related WS-bred and sold sprinter Escadaire took his winning tally into double figures with another black-type victory in the Listed Cyril Flower Stakes at the weekend.  more...

Savabeel's Son Plays Starring Role

[27 Feb 11] Savabill staked his claim for upcoming Gr 1 honours in emphatic fashion today with victory in the WS Slipper at Matamata.  more...

Pins' Red Hot Run Continues

[21 Feb 11] The good times rolled on to the international scene for Pins last night when he sired a winning double at Sha Tin which included the evening's Gr 1 feature.   more...

Savabeel Filly On Gr 1 Path

[19 Feb 11] The Arron Tata-trained Savannah Rush continued her solid middle distance form when she demolished her older rivals by a wide margin.   more...

WS Sires In Classic Form

[19 Feb 11] WS stallions continued their domination of a Gr 3 feature sponsored by the Chittick family when Antonio Lombardo dug deep to win Saturday's Two-Year-Old Classic at the Pukekura Raceway  more...

Mercurial Performance From Mare

[19 Feb 11] Capable mare Mercury Mistress made a triumphant return from injury at Ellerslie where she accounted for her Rating 90 sprint rivals.  more...

I Do Delivers On Promise

[19 Feb 11] A Queensland campaign may be on the agenda for the smart filly I Do who retained her unbeaten record on her home track on Saturday.  more...

Icepin Posts Hot Derby Trial

[19 Feb 11] Icepin recorded the perfect dress rehearsal for the New Zealand Derby when the WS-bred and sold chestnut thumped his Gr 2 rivals in the Avondale Guineas  more...

Guyno Back To Winning Ways

[16 Feb 11] Durable performer Guyno capped off a run of consistent form to post a long overdue win in today's $300,000 Mornington Cup  more...

Waikato Stallions To The Fore

[14 Feb 11] O'Reilly spearheaded a profitable weekend for WS stallions with a winning domestic treble followed up by further success in Hong Kong  more...

Much Respect For Waikato Stud Breds

[12 Feb 11] Melbourne owner Tim Wallace's success with WS-bred horses continued at Moonee Valley last night when Muchos Respectos broke his maiden status  more...

Fast 'N' Famous Strikes Gold

[11 Feb 11] The WS resident's two-year-old daughter Smoke 'N' Mirrors opened his account in fine style with a dominant performance at New Plymouth.   more...

WS-Bred A Runaway Victor

[05 Feb 11] Somepin Anypin's purple patch of form continued in Sydney today when the WS-bred and sold three-year-old streeted his Rosehill opposition.  more...

He's Fast And Karaka Famous!

[03 Feb 11] It was the turn of Fast 'N' Famous to fly the WS flag with pride at Karaka yesterday when a striking son of the Redoute's Choice stallion topped the Matamata farm's draft on the first day of the Select Sale.  more...

A "Date" at Trentham

[30 Jan 11] WS enjoyed a perfect lead in to sales week at Karaka when the Chittick-owned and bred filly Dating posted a slashing victory in the Gr 3 Desert Gold Stakes on the champagne turf at Trentham  more...

Debut Filly Makes A Statement

[29 Jan 11] Pins filly Read My Lips turned potential into performance at Te Aroha today with victory at the first time of asking and the promise of more to come.  more...

Glownight Racer A Bright Spark

[29 Jan 11] The consistent Glownight Racer added another victory to his career tally with a game performance to land the closing event on the Te Aroha card today.   more...

Cabeza Held In High Regard

[22 Jan 11] Leading trainer Danny O'Brien has compared rising star Cabeza favourably with some of his previous leading lights after the four-year-old's dominant victory at Flemington yesterday.   more...

New "Smart" Website Launched

[20 Jan 11] Communication is a key component at Waikato Stud and to enhance our clients’ experience we have developed, in conjunction with our management software provider Ardex Technology, a new state of the art website  more...

Paco Boy Service Fee Announced

[20 Jan 11] The outstanding triple Group One winner Paco Boy, who has been secured for stud duty by the Chittick family's Matamata farm in conjunction with Highclere Stud in the United Kingdom, will begin his Southern Hemisphere service later this year at a fee of $12,500 plus GST  more...

Giant Strides In HK

[17 Jan 11] The well-related Smart Giant made up for an unlucky last-start defeat in Hong Kong when he opened his winning account with authority at Sha Tin last night  more...

Karaka Boost For O'Reilly's Son

[13 Jan 11] Zabeel three-year-old Meaisin displayed perfect timing in the lead-up to the Karaka sales with his emphatic victory in Melbourne yesterday  more...

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Crack WS Family Adds To Record

[31 Dec 10] One of WS's most prolific families was again to the fore in Melbourne yesterday when Meaisin struck the first winning blow of his brief career  more...

Ungaro Strikes Again

[30 Dec 10] Centaine mare Ungaro maintained her 100 percent record at stud when her three-year-old son Somepin Anypin was victorious in Sydney yesterday  more...

Savabeel's Daughter Does It Again

[30 Dec 10] The best is still very much to come from the unbeaten filly Floria, according to her Ardmore trainer Stephen McKee  more...

Sister Does Family Proud

[28 Dec 10] WS will offer a brother to promising Savabeel filly Savannah Dancer who braved trying conditions at Ellerslie yesterday to open her winning account  more...

Updates For Karaka Colts

[27 Dec 10] Boxing Day racing resulted in two important pedigree updates for a pair of Karaka-bound colts  more...

Savoy Grills Rotorua Rivals

[27 Dec 10] Well-related four-year-old Savoy showed admirable fighting qualities at Rotorua yesterday to land the second victory of his career  more...

O'Brien Strikes Again

[19 Dec 10] Top Melbourne trainer Danny O'Brien has enjoyed an outstanding run of success with WS progeny and Pins On Ice continued that trend for him at Flemington on Saturday  more...

No Excuses Needed At Awapuni

[19 Dec 10] Specialist sprinter Justanexcuse bounced back from a luckless southern venture for an impressive home track victory at the weekend  more...

Pins Mare A Cracking Prospect

[19 Dec 10] Pukekohe trainer Richard Collett is weighing up his black type options with a WS-bred mare he holds in the highest regard  more...

Savabeel Trot Continues

[10 Dec 10] Debutante Floria continued Savabeel's impressive flow of winners when she produced a determined performance to win at Tauranga today  more...

All Fun At Matamata

[03 Dec 10] Improving three-year-old Allsortsafun opened his winning account at Matamata today with a tidy performance to score over 1400 metres  more...

O'Reilly Youngsters Show The Way

[02 Dec 10] A promising pair of O'Reilly fillies did the champion WS stallion proud at Pukekohe Park today when they dominated the finish of the two-year-old event  more...

Savabeel's Son A Cracker

[29 Nov 10] Savabill looks all over a potential headline act for WS stallion Savabeel after maintaining his unbeaten record at Otaki  more...

Warrior Brave In Victory

[27 Nov 10] Well-bred Pins colt Ultimate Warrior opened his winning account in Melbourne on Friday night when successful at Moonee Valley  more...

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