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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.

Q & A with Hannah Airey

Hannah Airey has recently graduated from the Irish National Stud where she completed the world-renowned breeding diploma while on the Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship awarded by the New ZealaRead more

Scholarship recipients graduate from Irish National Stud

The class of 2020 has gradated from the Irish National Stud with their breeding course diploma. This year, due to the generosity of Trelawney Stud, the New Zealand Breeders’ Association were ableRead more

Kiwi chaser on target for Australian Grand National

Leading Kiwi jumper Shamal took the next step on his path to the Australian Grand National Steeplechase (4500m) at Ballarat in August with a gritty victory at Casterton on Saturday. Carrying clearRead more

Sport Genius scores again

Trelawney Stud graduate Sport Genius (Ocean Park x Bhiwani) brought up his fourth career win in Macau on Saturday. The three-year-old gelding has fashioned an impressive record in the Asian racingRead more

Trelawney score Aussie double

Trelawney Stud added two new winners to their tally on Wednesday after Samiam Seussie and Genuine Al provided the Cambridge-based farm a winning Australian double. The Richard and Michael FreedmanRead more

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