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"Great starts make for great finishes"


Steeped in history, Trelawney Stud is New Zealand's longest-running commercial thoroughbred farm. Brent and Cherry Taylor take pride in continuing the legacy of success, and work with their team to raise quality horses that shine in the sale ring and perform with distinction on the racetrack. Attention to detail is paramount and great care goes into every aspect of the farm. From mating plans and foalings to raising young stock and sales prep every horse receives the best, because at Trelawney great starts make for great finishes.

Savaheat cherry ripe at Flemington

Savaheat was cherry ripe ahead of the Brew’s Anniversary Plate (1800m) at Flemington on Saturday, according to trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent (Jr), and he duly delivered. The five-year-oldRead more

Blog Post- Hannah Airey

Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship recipient Hannah Airey gives an update on her time at the Irish National Stud. Mother Nature has well and truly issued the reminder that she is unstoppable, asRead more

SA Derby tilt for Zayydani

Trelawney Stud’s Brent and Cherry Taylor will be glued to their television screen on Saturday as they get set to watch Zayydani contest the Gr.1 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville.Read more

Gundown ready to fire third-up

Former Kiwi galloper Gundown will have conditions in his favour when he contests the Ladbrokes Switch Handicap (2100m) at Sandown on Saturday, with the track currently rated a Soft7. TheRead more

Zayydani ready to step up

David Hayes is warning the tote is not an accurate reflection of Zayydani’s chances in the Gr.1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on Saturday. Zayydani, who races in the silks of breeders BrRead more

Sultan of Swing getting ready for return

Connections of Sultan of Swin are eyeing a tilt at the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival. The seven-year-old gelding finished runner-up behind Melody Belle in last year’s Gr.1 Windsor Park PlateRead more

Black-type tests ahead for Excelida

Well-related filly Excelida has South Australian black-type features in her sights after a strong win at Sandown on Monday. Racing in the well-known yellow and black checks of owners Brendan and JoRead more

Sydney off the agenda for Trelawney

Sydney was set to be a major focus point in the coming months for Trelawney Stud’s Brent and Cherry Taylor, however, their attention has swiftly changed with measures implemented as a result of theRead more

Blog Post- Hannah Airey

Eight weeks in and things are chipping away nicely on the Irish National Stud apart from someone’s lasting decision to not wash their hands in China. Luckily nothing on the stud has come to aRead more

Star Of The Seas appreciates wet surface

A deteriorating track has played in favour of the Trelawney Stud-bred Star Of The Seas (NZ) (Ocean Park x Stella Livia) who has claimed a strong win in the Gr.3 Maurice McCarten Stakes (1100m). TheRead more

Pike hoping Group One run continues in Oaks

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike knows his Group One winning filly Loire has got her work cut out to turn the tables on quality rival Jennifer Eccles when the pair clash again in the Gr.1 Al Basti EquiworRead more

Cox Plate memories rekindled for Hennessy

Gary Hennessy will be reliving his greatest training triumph when he heads along to the Matamata races tomorrow. The South Waikato Racing Club’s meeting is the second raceday stop on the NewRead more