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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 to make Australian debut

Roger James is excited to be back on Australian soil for the first time in 18 months. The trans-Tasman travel bubble has allowed the Cambridge trainer to travel to Sydney with stable runner TwoRead more

Beauden at his best in Riccarton victory

North Island raiders Beauden and Hypnos fought out a thrilling finish to the feature event at Riccarton on Saturday, the Gr.3 Coca Cola Canterbury Gold Cup (2000m). The team Rogerson-trainedRead more

Elliot prepared for another Beauden blitz

The ease of Beauden's last-start win in the Gr.2 Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m) even surprised his biggest fan, jockey Ryan Elliot. Not because Elliot didn't think the six-year-old Bullbars gelding wasRead more

New appointment at Trelawney Stud

Callum Jones has been appointed as the new Stud Manager for Trelawney Stud. Jones takes on the role after Kevin Walls stepped down after 22 years of service to pursue a new challenge. Formerly the Read more

Nathan Trumper - Blog 3

Another busy month has gone by with plenty of stud work and assignments being completed. Spring has well and truly turned up now, the weather is starting to get warmer and the days are gettingRead more

Two Illicit makes pleasing return

Roger James couldn’t have been happier with the return to racing of high-quality mare Two Illicit at Te Rapa last Saturday. The issue now is to see if there are any autumn targets for her toRead more

Concert Hall touches down in Sydney

Astute trainer Roger James has every confidence that his top mare Concert Hall will stay 3200m in Sydney this autumn. Concert Hall, who was born and raised at Trelawney Stud for owner-breeder JoanRead more

Course specialist shines in Awapuni Gold Cup

Awapuni has been the happiest of hunting grounds for Beauden, who returned to his favourite track on Saturday for a career-best victory in the Gr.2 City of Palmerston North Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m). Read more

Cheaperthandivorce to take a break

The Trelawney Stud owned Cheaperthandivorce will head to the spelling paddock and won’t be seen again this season despite finding the line well for fourth in the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) lastRead more

Trelawney graduate wins on debut in Singapore

Lim's Kosciuszko made the perfect start to his racing career on Saturday winning in Singapore. The Kermadec three-year-old rallied under jockey Danny Beasley’s urgings to stave the fast-improvingRead more

Prise De Fer posts win on Derby Day

Prise De Fer was back at his winning best on Derby Day at Ellerslie taking out the Henley Park Open (1500m). The son of Savabeel had previously won the Gr.2 Rich Hill Mile (1600m) on the course,Read more

Super Football out to stamp Derby credentials

Super Football’s BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) aspirations will be put to the test this Sunday at Sha Tin as he shoots for a hat-trick of wins and a boost in the ratings high enough to warrantRead more