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Southern trip results in Riccarton win

In her first run since crossing the Cook Strait, Lady Of Court (Savabeel – Are There Any) struck winning the Alistair Gray Memorial Maiden (1400m) at Riccarton on Saturday.A half-sister to eight-time winning sprinter Challa, Lady Of Court was also purchased as a yearling by Te Akau Racing's David Ellis from Trelawney Stud's draft at the Book 1 Sale of the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales.Owned by Te Akau 2022 Fillies Breeding Syndicate (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM), Lady Of...

February 11, 2024

Trelawney continues to make an impact to highest level

By Paul Vettise, LOVERACING.NZ News DeskTrelawney Stud again celebrated outstanding results on the track last year, highlighted by a pair of heavy hitting graduates of Brent and Cherry Taylor’s operation.Off the back of a notable 2023, the Cambridge nursery will head to New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale later this month in high spirits with another quality line-up of potential future stars.“We have been fortunate enough to breed some pretty good horses and certainly the likes...

January 16, 2024

Lim’s Kosciuszko returns for G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile

Faced with the honour of training potentially Singapore’s last champion and international runner, Dan Meagher isn’t under-estimating the challenge for Lim’s Kosciuszko (Kermadec) in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.With racing to officially end on the island after 180 years with the running of the 100th edition of the Singapore Cup in October 2024, Meagher is keen to add another accolade to the six-year-old gelding’s glittering career, which includes wins from ...

December 5, 2023

Trelawney full of pride after history-making double

Pride of Jenni did something last week that hasn’t been achieved in nearly a quarter of a century – record a Group One double during Melbourne Cup Week – and breeders Brent and Cherry Taylor of Trelawney Stud couldn’t be prouder.Rogan Josh was the last horse to record the feat with his Mackinnon Stakes – Melbourne Cup double in 1999, with Empire Rose scoring the same double 11 years prior.It was only fitting then for Pride Of Jenni to kick-off her Group One double with victory in the G...

November 14, 2023

Kosciuszko valorous in Gold Cup triumph

Lim’s Kosciuszko has put himself in the rarest of air by winning Group 1 races over a more varied distance than any other gallopers in over 180 years of racing history at the Singapore Turf Club.But it was not easy as jockey Marc Lerner had to use petrol early from the widest barrier 16 on Lim’s Kosciuszko before settling on the flank of leader Maxima (A’Isisuhairi Kasim) into the first bend.Once the early work was done, the experienced Frenchman was able to settle the $11 favourite in the...

November 12, 2023

Pride Of Jenni imperious again

A week after a stunning all-the-way performance to win the Gr.1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington, Pride Of Jenni returned to the course and distance to repeat the dose.This time the Trelawney Stud-bred mare took down a star-studded cast in the Gr.1 Champions Mile (1600m) as Kiwi-bred star Mr Brightside and warhorse Alligator Blood filled the minor placings.The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Pride Of Jenni and jockey Declan Bates go together like peas and carrots, with Bates extra...

November 12, 2023

Trelawney Stud-bred Pride Of Jenni lands Empire Rose

Bold front-running mare Pride Of Jenni (Pride of Dubai) broke her rivals hearts under a daring Declan Bates ride to score a thrilling victory in the Gr.1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday for trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.Bates admitted to some nerves and indeed some loneliness as he kept the mare rolling along in front by as many as eight lengths before the home turn, comfortably staving off the late challenge of Kiwi bred mares Atishu (NZ) (Savabeel) and Life Lesso...

November 4, 2023

Double O'Seven claims Ashburton Cup

By Jess de Lautour, LOVERACING.NZ News DeskRiccarton trainer Terri Rae will be looking to New Zealand Cup Week with more confidence following the standout performances of Double O’ Seven and promising filly Lunvwar in the feature events at Ashburton on Monday.Classy five-year-old Double O’ Seven claimed the first of the features on the rescheduled card in the McCrea Painters & Decorators Ashburton Cup (1600m), travelling comfortably one-off-the-fence in fourth under Kylie Williams behind...

October 17, 2023

Trelawney post trans-Tasman double

Trelawney Stud celebrated a trans-Tasman double over the weekend.First to salute was the Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson-trained Petrucci who was resuming at Matamata on Saturday in the Colchester Engineering Ltd 1200m.Last seen on raceday when finishing second in the Gr.3 Cambridge Breeders' Stakes in April, Petrucci launched her four-year-old season in style with two trial starts under her belt leading into the race.Given a lovely ride by Vinnie Colgan, Petrucci began well from barrier 12 to slo...

October 8, 2023

Exciting times abound at Trelawney

By Richard Edmunds, RaceformFrom a remarkable winning streak in Singapore to the blue-blooded foals and yearlings in the Trelawney Stud paddocks, there are plenty of reasons for Brent Taylor to be entering the 2023-24 season with a spring in his step.Perhaps the biggest source of excitement is the Group One-winning homebred mare Loire, who has returned from the northern hemisphere after two matings with Frankel. In what could be termed a perfect outcome, she has produced a filly and a colt ...

September 29, 2023

Lim’s Kosciuszko wins another feature at Kranji

Trelawney Stud bred Singapore Horse of the Year Lim’s Kosciuszko (Kermadec) won his second consecutive Raffles Cup in Kranji on Saturday to take his record to 16 wins from 19 starts.Trainer Daniel Meagher also won his third Raffles Cup, which equalled his father’s – ex-Kranji trainer John Meagher – haul of three victories in the iconic feature race.The only concern was the wide barrier 11 from which Lim’s Kosciuszko jumped from, but any doubts that the gate may cause issues w...

September 26, 2023

Trelawney celebrate Riccarton double

Brent and Cherry Taylor had plenty to smile about when watching the racing out of Riccarton Park on Saturday.First up was the win of Pisco Sour who sports Trelawney Stud's colours for the ownership group of Brent, Cherry and Faith Taylor. The well-bred mare brought up career win number three when taking out the NZB Ready To Run Sales Trainers Series (1200m) at Riccarton.Jumping from barrier 14, the daughter of I Am Invincible travelled wide throughout for jockey Kozzi Asano and was tra...

September 16, 2023

Valley victory for consistent Hennessy Lad

Four-year-old gelding Hennessy Lad continues to prove a model of consistency, claiming his fourth career victory from nine starts when successful in the Spring Dining On Sale Handicap (1600m) at The Valley on Saturday.Prepared by Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman, Hennessy Lad was sent out the $3.10 favourite on the back of two strong runs at Flemington, including a last start runner-up finish.Given a perfect ride by Luke Nolen, the son of Belardo travelled just behind the speed and produced a g...

August 28, 2023

Lim’s Kosciuszko claims second Lion City Cup

Reigning Singapore Horse of the Year Lim’s Kosciuszko made it back-to-back wins in the S$300,000 Lion City Cup (1200m) at Kranji on Sunday.The Kiwi import is the best horse in Singapore and again proved that status for trainer Daniel Meagher and jockey Wong Chin Chuen.The six-year-old son of Kermadec flexed his muscle to fend off the admirable challenge of Singapore Derby winner Golden Monkey and held him safely at bay by a length on the line.It was Lim’s Kosciuszko’s 15th win in 18 starts...

August 28, 2023

Travelling Kate too tough at Rosehill

New Zealand-bred mare Travelling Kate has put retirement plans on hold with a purple patch of form, which she continued with a hard-fought win in Saturday’s A$160,000 ACY Securities Handicap (1800m) at Rosehill.The well-related daughter of Savabeel has hardly put a foot wrong in the last 12 months, recording two wins and six placings from a dozen starts during that time.After resuming with a fifth at a midweek Canterbury meeting in June, Travelling Kate returned to the same venue for a third p...

August 14, 2023

Seajetz back to winning form at Te Rapa

By Kevin Robertson, LOVERACING.NZ News DeskAfter hinting that he was back to somewhere near his best with a last start third placing at Te Rapa, consistent galloper Seajetz returned to the venue to secure career victory number eight with a fighting performance to take out the feature flat race on the day, the UBP Te Awamutu Cup (1600m). The Paul Richards-trained five-year-old had been out of sorts in the first three starts of his current campaign but put those showings behind him to dominat...

July 9, 2023

2023 Melbourne Cup tour

Trelawney Stud has a rich history with the Melbourne Cup and were part of the 2023 New Zealand tour honouring the iconic staying race.With Brent and Cherry away on their overseas adventure the family and farm were well represented by our staff and Gracie Hitchcock.You can learn more about the seven Melbourne Cup winners produced by Trelawney Stud here: https://www.trelawneystud.nz/page/melbourne-cup-magic/ Photos: Lyn Alves...

July 5, 2023

Lim’s Kosciuszko dominant in Kranji Mile

Singapore’s reigning Horse of the Year Lim’s Kosciuszko put his rivals to the sword when winning Saturday’s S$1 million Kranji Mile (1600m), setting a new track record in the process.The Daniel Meagher-trained five-year-old, who did his early education in New Zealand, posted a record time over 1600m on the Long Course of 1 min 32.81secs, which shaved 0.44 secs off the previous record.That was set by stablemate, Lim’s Lightning in last year’s edition of the Kranji Mile, with the combina...

May 22, 2023

Smiles all round after Lake Tai’s win

After a tough initiation into Australian racing, Smiley Chan is riding the crest of a wave with the former Hong Kong citizen bringing up his first Melbourne Saturday success at Ladbrokes Park Sandown.Lake Tai’s (Makfi x Keepa Cheval) win in the Bert Bryant Handicap (BM70) forced Chan’s winning strike rate to about 20 per cent from his past 50 runners and making the occasion all the more special was that his friend Gary Lo, who also originates from Hong Kong, partnered the horse.‘’He’s ...

April 11, 2023

Scholarship to support study

Hannah Airey (26) has been awarded the Valachi Downs Young Achiever Award, administered by the New Zealand Equine Research Foundation (NZERF).The annual scholarship, worth $15,000 is awarded to an individual under the age of 35 years to assist with their career in the equine industry.Airey is currently balancing working at Trelawney Stud with her studies as she completes a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Science at Massey University.Also the recipient of the 2022 Sunline Education Trust Scholar...

April 2, 2023

Trelawney Stud happy to be back at Riverside

*By Keely McKitterick. As published in TDN AusNZThe Brent and Cherry Taylor-owned Trelawney Stud look forward to returning to the 2023 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale action. Brent Taylor caught up with TDN AusNZ to discuss their draft in the lead-up to the iconic sale.Seton Otway established the Cambridge-based Trelawney Stud in the 1930s. Throughout the Otway era, Trelawney was responsible for breeding an unprecedented seven Melbourne Cup winners, a feat yet to be bettered. The Cambridg...

April 2, 2023

Lim’s Kosciuszko wins Raffles Cup

Newly crowned Singapore Horse Of The Year Lim’s Kosciuszko (Kermadec) showed his dominance in the S$300,000 Raffles Cup (1600m) with a comfortable win at Kranji on Saturday.Already an effortless winner in the Merlion Trophy over 1200m on February 4 this year, Lim’s Kosciuszko went to the start of the first feature race of the season as the odds-on favourite.All eyes were on the horse carrying the number one saddlecloth and with a confident jockey Wong Chin Chuen in the saddle, Lim’s Kosciu...

March 26, 2023

Trelawney ready for Inglis Easter Sale

Trelawney Stud are set to offer three quality yearlings at the Inglis Easter Sale next month.Held on April 3 and 4 this year, the Sydney Sale is renowned as a source of horses with some of the best pedigrees in Australasia and Brent Taylor is confident their horses fit the bill.“These yearlings were earmarked for this sale as they have both the pedigrees and physical type to suit this auction,” Taylor said. “They are each by a proven sire and are out of well-related, young mares who have p...

March 23, 2023

Singapore Racing Awards 2022 crowns Lim’s Kosciuszko Singapore Horse of the Year

The Singapore Racing Awards celebrated 2022 racing season’s best at the Derby, Singapore Turf Club on Tuesday, 21 March 2023, with 13 awards given out at the gala dinner.  Singapore Turf Club Chief Racing Officer Dayle Brown said, “We’re pleased to be able to once again host the Singapore Racing Awards ceremony in celebration of the efforts and contributions from key industry players and equine athletes.”“Our heartiest congratulations to all the winning owners, trainers and j...

March 22, 2023

Kosciuszko climbs polytrack mountain

Top galloper Lim’s Kosciuszko (Kermadec x Jacquetta) passed his first test on the Polytrack with flying colours after he put his rivals to the sword in the Listed Merlion Trophy over 1200m at Kranji on Saturday.It was a remarkable effort given that the five-year-old son of Kermadec won the highlight race of the day with the proverbial leg in the air first-up after an arduous hit-and-run mission in the Gr.1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin racecourse back in December.Winning trainer Daniel ...

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