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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.

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

Super Football scores Cup victory

New Zealand-bred gelding Super Football scored his third victory in Hong Kong on Thursday when winning the Class 2 Hong Kong Reunification Cup Handicap (1800m) at Sha Tin. The Jimmy Ting-trainedRead more

Mission accomplished for blueblood mare

A long-range plan set in place for royally bred Savabeel mare Zayydani came to fruition at Eagle Farm on Saturday when she strode to a comprehensive victory in the Listed Tattersall’s Gold CrownRead more

Hayes brothers taste stakes joy with Savabeel mare

Zayydani’s (NZ) name will long be remembered at Lindsay Park after the Savabeel mare officially began the new phase of the stable’s history when she took the Listed Tattersall’s Gold CrownRead more

NZ Guineas winner Loire departs for Frankel

Four-year-old mare Loire (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice), who won the Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas in 2019, is on her way to Frankel (GB) this week. Retired from the track as recently as April, Loire isRead more

Sky Field scores Group Three win

Sky Field upstaged his top-class stablemate Sky Darci in Sunday’s HK$3.5m Gr.3 Premier Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin.  Bred by Mike Ryan, a client of Segenhoe, Sky Field was bought by the Kwan family Read more