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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 Freedman trained Samiam Seussie was having just her second start after finishing unplaced at Kembla Grange earlier this month.Racing in the Trelawney Stud silks Samiam Seussie defied her $21 start price to win the Iron Jack Handicap (1250m) at Canterbury Park for two-year-old fillies by 2-1/4-lengths under Jason...

May 27, 2020

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-old son of Savabeel settled midfield for jockey Michael Dee before he asked his charge to improve from the 800m mark. Savaheat took control of the race with a furlong to go and he was able to hold out Duke Of Plumpton to record a New Zealand-bred quinella. His connections were delighted with the result, wi...

May 24, 2020

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, as while COVID-19 ploughs ahead so does the labour and cycle of the broodmare. I write this blog post from the sit-up room, waiting on the last three mares to pop out a baby. It is my last opportunity to gain some more foaling experience, so I have my fingers crossed for a foal tonight. The covering she...

May 19, 2020

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. The Cambridge couple bred the Savabeel filly and entrusted her to the care of the Lindsay Park training trio of David and Ben Hayes, and Tom Dabernig. She won her first two career starts at Seymour over a mile before finishing sixth and runner-up over the same distance in her two subsequent starts. She ...

May 8, 2020

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. The five-year-old son of High Chaparral finished ninth behind impressive winner Rupture last Saturday at Flemington, but trainer Michael Moroney said the gelding has had excuses at both starts this campaign. “His two runs have been good,” Moroney said. “He drew wide barriers and had to go back. He got caught...

May 1, 2020

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 Brent and Cherry Taylor of Trelawney Stud, was paying $34 at fixed odds on the New Zealand TAB on Thursday morning with Affair To Remember ranked the $5 favourite. Hayes, who trains in partnership with his son Ben and nephew Tom Dabernig, has been pleased with Zayydani’s lead up form where she was a l...

April 30, 2020

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 Plate (1600m) and was set for a raceday return before Covid-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions put a halt to his autumn preparation. “He is getting older, but he doesn’t seem to be getting slower,” Ritchie said of Sultan of Swing who was born and raised at Trelawney Stud. “He is racing really well. His last s...

April 22, 2020

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 Jo Lindsay, Excelida settled towards the rear of the field before pulling wide in the straight. Given clear running, Excelida let down well for jockey Damien Oliver reeling in the leaders and going on to score a comfortable length victory in the Same Race Multi Handicap (1300m). “It was a fantastic win...

April 14, 2020

Sydney off the agenda for Trelawney

Sydney was set to be a major focus point in the coming months for Trelawney Stud’s Brent and Cherry Taylor, however, their attention has swiftly changed with measures implemented as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Cambridge couple had yearlings set to fly over to go through the sales ring in Sydney, while exciting filly Two Illicit was earmarked for Group One assignments during Sydney’s autumn carnival. While disappointed Two Illicit will no longer get her chance to be tested in Sydne...

March 25, 2020

Blog Post- Hannah Airey

Eight weeks in and things are chipping away nicely on the Irish National Stud apart from someone’s lasting decision to not wash their hands in China. Luckily nothing on the stud has come to a grinding halt, and work continues as usual, with some precautions in place. Mind you, the closing of the local watering hole hit us all where it hurt. Picking up from where I left off, I’ve not only done my first stint on night watch, but my second too. I can hardly say we were overrun with foals but e...

March 17, 2020

Star Of The Seas appreciates wet surface

A deteriorating track has played in favour of the Trelawney Stud-bred Star Of The Seas (NZ) (Ocean Park x Stella Livia) who has claimed a strong win in the Gr.3 Maurice McCarten Stakes (1100m). The Chris Waller-trained Star Of The Seas was sent out at $6 in Saturday's Group Three sprint on a track downgraded to heavy after steady rain. Group One placed behind Kolding (NZ) (Ocean Park) and Te Akau Shark (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) in the Epsom Handicap (1600m), Star Of The Seas was having his first sta...

March 14, 2020

Pike hoping Group One run continues in Oaks

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike knows his Group One winning filly Loire has got her work cut out to turn the tables on quality rival Jennifer Eccles when the pair clash again in the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m). But he is confident the daughter of Redoute’s Choice will be suited by the extended distance at Trentham on Saturday and has timing on her side. Loire has clashed with the Shaune Ritchie-trained Jennifer Eccles on five occasions and has beaten the $1.95 Oaks favou...

March 12, 2020

Cox Plate memories rekindled for Hennessy

Gary Hennessy will be reliving his greatest training triumph when he heads along to the Matamata races tomorrow. The South Waikato Racing Club’s meeting is the second raceday stop on the New Zealand leg of the promotion to celebrate this year’s 100th running of for the Gr.1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 24 and on course at Matamata will be the specially designed A$200,000 Cox Plate gold trophy. Matamata-based Hennessy is the last New Zealand trainer to win the famous rac...

March 10, 2020

Two in a row for Sport Genius

Trelawney Stud graduate Sport Genius scored his second consecutive win in Macau in the Class 4 over 1050m on Friday night.The promising son of Ocean Park looks to be going places and Friday’s win came hot on the heels of his easy win a fortnight back.Bred by the Taylor family, Sport Genius was passed in at the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sale before being purchased by the Macau Jockey Club when consigned by Diamond Lodge later that year.The three-year-old gelding has now won two of hi...

March 10, 2020

Plan comes together for Pike and The Bostonian

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike cut a satisfied figure on Sunday morning as he reflected on pulling off a successful raid on a Group One feature at Royal Randwick a day earlier with class sprinter The Bostonian. Pike and principal owner David Archer put together a plan well over a month ago to have the now triple Group One winner at his peak for Saturday’s first up assignment in the Canterbury Stakes (1300m). Renowned for his ability to win fresh-up (now six from seven), The Bostonian relished the...

March 9, 2020

Bostonian bags another Group One

The Trelawney Stud born and raised Bostonian scored a bulldog-like win in the Gr.1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randick on Saturday continuing the early dominance of kiwi-trained horses in Sydney's Group One autumn races. The Kiwis have now won the first three elite races of the carnival after trainer Jamie Richards last week landed a Group One double with Te Akau Shark and Probabeel. It was the Tony Pike-trained The Bostonian's ($7.50) turn on Saturday, the two-time Group One winner stalking a ...

March 8, 2020

Bostonian ready to resume

Multiple Group One-winning sprinter The Bostonian is set to return to action at Randwick on Saturday, kicking off a Sydney autumn carnival campaign for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike. The winner of the Gr.1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) and Gr.1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) in Queensland last winter, the Jimmy Choux gelding will line up in Saturday’s Gr.1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick. The Bostonian, who was born and raised at Trelawney Stud for breeder-owner David Archer, had four starts in Melb...

March 5, 2020

Ong stays on Warpath with old champ

Tough warhorse War Affair’s (NZ) (O’Reilly) glory days on the battlefield seem long lost in the mists of time, but trainer Jason Ong is not giving up on his old warrior rising again to deal one last blow. The Singaporean handler doesn’t know if it will happen at that 38th start – in Saturday’s S$100,000 Kranji Stakes A race over 1800m. He does know that the rising 10-year-old doesn’t have the same engine or legs that carried him to 16 wins in a glittering racing career that began in ...

March 4, 2020

No disappointment in Derby

Despite being beaten by a superb staying performance from Sherwood Forest in Saturday’s Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m), connections of Two Illicit were proud of her effort to finish runner-up. The Ellerslie classic had been billed as a two-horse showdown, and after two weeks of hype and speculation, Two Illicit started as the $2 favourite with Dragon Leap at $3.10. No other runner was in single figures. Two Illicit was one of three runners in the race for trainers Roger James and Robe...

March 2, 2020

James shoots for sixth Derby win

Five-time New Zealand Derby winning-trainer Roger James is refusing to buy into talk that Saturday's Classic at Ellerslie is down to a two-horse race between his star filly Two Illicit and boom colt Dragon Leap. James will produce the Trelawney Stud bred and raced Two Illicit, Redwood gelding Reggiewood and He's Remarkable gelding Monlula in the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie. Having won the Derby with Tidal Light when training in partnership with Jim Gibbs in 1986, Roysyn ...

February 27, 2020

Cox Plate 100 celebrations kick off in NZ

In celebration of the 100th running of the Gr.1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) on October 24, the Ladbrokes Cox Plate trophy will take on a tour of New Zealand on March 7 – 14 including a stopover at Trelawney Stud. New Zealand has been a rich breeding ground of champion racehorses that have taken on the Weight-For-Age championship of Australasia, the W.S. Cox Plate, and have written their names in the history books successfully and been immortalised in ‘The race where legends are made’. The feat...

February 27, 2020

Loire chasing Lowland win

Trelawney Stud's Group One-wining filly Loire set to contest the Gr.2 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hawke’s Bay on Wednesday. Trainer Tony Pike is pleased with Loire, who is on-track for the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) on March 14 and believes the daughter of Redoute’s Choice will come on from her last start third in the Gr.2 Fillies Classic (2000m) at Te Rapa, when well held by key rival Jennifer Eccles. “She’ll improve a lot off her Te Rapa run,...

February 25, 2020

The Bostonian finalises Sydney preparations

Multiple Group One winner The Bostonian stretched his legs at Ellerslie on Monday morning ahead of another trip to Australia. The Tony Pike-trained sprinter-miler, who carries the Trelawney Stud brand after being born and raised on the farm for breeder-owner David Archer, won a trial earlier in the month and made use of perfect conditions at Ellerslie ahead of a two-start Sydney campaign. “He galloped over 1000m at Ellerslie this morning,” Pike said. “I was thinking of taking him up to Co...

February 25, 2020

The Taylors' plan for success

The 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale saw a major change to the Taylor family's selling model, a move that paid dividends with Trelawney Stud being the sale's leading vendor by average. TDN AUS NZ's Trevor Marshallsea sat down with the Taylors to hear about this new stage for the farm and the history behind it. Forward thinking and looking to the future have been hallmarks in the success of two of the most familiar names in New Zealand breeding, Brent and Cherry Taylor.But Trelawn...

February 20, 2020

Prise De Fer chasing Group One

Trelawney Stud graduate Prise De Fer (Savabeel x Foiled) will take a picket fence formline into the Gr.1 Haunui Farm WFA Group One Classic (1600m) at Otaki on Saturday.His latest wins include victories in the Gr.2 Rich Hill Mile (1600m) and Gr.3 Taranaki Cup (1800m) at his last two starts. “It’s his first serious test up with the big boys at level weights,” Richards said. “He’s made good steady progress through the grades, winning the Rich Hill Mile at open handicap, and Taranaki Cup a...

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