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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.

Two Illicit too good in Hastings feature sprint

Noted fresh-up performer Two Illicit provided another example of her undoubted ability when she cruised to victory in the Gr. 3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at Hastings. The Roger James andRead more

Beauden primed for Livamol

Graeme Rogerson is confident Beauden is ready to show he can beat the best away from Awapuni. Beauden was joint favourite on Tuesday along with Savy Yong Blonk for Saturday’s Gr.1 Livamol ClassicRead more

I’m Thunderstruck storms to Toorak victory

Quality four-year-old I'm Thunderstruck confirmed himself as a rising star of Australian racing by beating some of the best milers in the land in the Gr.1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield onRead more

Trelawney continue winning run

Trelawney Stud have recorded six winners this month, three of which have carried the Cambridge-based farm's silks to victory. Last week homebred gelding Pareanui Bay impressed with his debut win,Read more

Te Rapa double for Trelawney

A pair of smart three-year-olds carrying the Trelawney brand won on debut at Te Rapa on Friday in the form of The Landing (Tivaci x Syrah) and Pareanui Bay (Lonhro x Okahu Bay), providing CambridgeRead more

Melbourne Cup still a possibility for Beauden

Group One performer Beauden remains an outside hope of making it to Melbourne, where he holds a nomination for the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) with an allotted weight of 53.5kg. After lumping 63.5kgsRead more

Trelawney graduate scores Australian win

The colours of Ron and Judy Wanless were carried to victory in impressive style at Pakenham on Tuesday by a Fastnet Rock colt from the family of their prized Group One winner Lights of Heaven. NamedRead more

Paykel celebrates surprise win

David Paykel celebrated an unexpected award last week after his homebred mare So Wicked was recognised by the Australian Turf Club as the horse who won the most races on ATC tracks during the 2020/20Read more

Shamal ready for National challenge

With names like Jumbo, Riccarton's steeplechase fences are renowned for their size but Hunterville trainer Ken Duncan said the biggest obstacle facing Shamal in Saturday's Racecourse Hotel GrandRead more

Bostonian heads to retirement paddock

Triple Group One winner Bostonian’s racing career is over. Bred and raced under David Archer’s Archer Equine Investment banner, Bostonian won 10 of his 24 career starts, including the Gr.1Read more

Beauden gearing up for Melbourne Campaign

Class Waikato galloper Beauden is being set some lofty Melbourne targets this spring. The multiple stakes winner appeared in public for the first time this preparation for an exhibition gallopRead more

Nathan Trumper - July Blog

Keith & Faith Taylor Irish National Stud Scholarship recipient Nathan Trumper provides the final installment of his blog while in Ireland. People said it would be the best six months of my life.  Read more