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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.

Prise De Fer achieves Group One glory

It has been a long time in the making but grand galloper Prise De Fer finally claimed his first elite level title when he took out the Gr.1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham. Read more

Prise de Fer grabs Group Three win

South African jockey Craig Zackey claimed the main event of the day at Te Rapa when he guided Prise De Fer to a narrow victory in the Gr.3 Eagle Technology Stakes (1600m). Zackey allowed theRead more

Vale Ruud Van Slaats

Trelawney are sad to announce the passing of popular broodmare Ruud Van Slaats. A daughter of Van Nistelrooy and Quintella, Ruud Van Slaats was bred by Trelawney Stud and went on to win five of herRead more

Hong Kong beckons for Lim’s Kosciuszko

Lim’s Kosciuszko lowered the colours of favourite Golden Monkey in a resolute win in the Tropaios 2013 Stakes, a Class 1 race over 1200m in Singapore on Saturday. First-up three months after heRead more

Irish National Stud Scholarship recipients announced

The New Year will bring new opportunities for two young thoroughbred breeding industry participants. Morgan Wilks (22) and Alice Jeffries (21) have been named as the recipients of the 2023 IrishRead more

Seajetz scores stakes win

Trelawney graduate Seajetz finished powerfully to claim top honours in the Listed Karaka Classic (1500m) at Pukekohe on Tuesday. It was the first stakes win for the son of Iffraaj as well as for jocRead more

Saturday Success

Trelawney Stud celebrated a successful Saturday with three winners and two Group One placings. Matamata proved a happy hunting ground with two homebred New Zealand Bloodstock graduates posting aRead more

Excelida claims deserved stakes win

The future of blue-blooded mare Excelida was already guaranteed as a valuable addition to Cambridge Stud’s broodmare band, but she added a further boost to her credentials with a richly deservedRead more

I’m Thunderstruck scores in epic Makybe Diva

With a Gr.1 Toorak Handicap (1600m), A$7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) and multiple Group One placings to his name, I’m Thunderstruck had already done enough to be fondly remembered by racing fansRead more

Lim's Kosciuszko in a class of his own with Lion City Cup win

Singapore has had its fair share of versatile horses over the years - the likes of Laurie Laxon's old warhorse Waikato (Pins) immediately spring to mind - but a horse has never achieved the double ofRead more

Lim’s Kosciuszko storms to victory in Lion City Cup

Talented sprinter Lim’s Kosciuszko scored back-to-back feature wins in the Gr.1 (SING) Lion City Cup (1200m) on Sunday after a thrilling win in the Singapore Derby (1800m) last month. The news ofRead more

Trelawney celebrate successful season

The 2021-22 racing season provided Trelawney Stud with some standout performances but also delivered some bitter disappointments. Brent and Cherry Taylor’s racing team focusses on quality rather tRead more