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Two Illicit too good in Hastings feature sprint

Noted fresh-up performer Two Illicit provided another example of her undoubted ability when she cruised to victory in the Gr. 3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at Hastings. The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained five-year-old was having her first run since an unsuccessful two-race campaign in Queensland winter campaign and came into the race without a trial to fit her for her raceday return. That didn’t matter to the daughter of Jimmy Choux as she settled beautifully in midfield for rider...

October 18, 2021

Beauden primed for Livamol

Graeme Rogerson is confident Beauden is ready to show he can beat the best away from Awapuni. Beauden was joint favourite on Tuesday along with Savy Yong Blonk for Saturday’s Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings after finishing second in the Gr.3 Metric Mile (1600m) on September 25 while carrying 60.5kg, 7.5kg more than the winner, House of Cartier. That effort reinforced just how good he is at Awapuni. From 11 starts at the Palmerston North track he’s won eight times, finished second tw...

October 13, 2021

I’m Thunderstruck storms to Toorak victory

Quality four-year-old I'm Thunderstruck confirmed himself as a rising star of Australian racing by beating some of the best milers in the land in the Gr.1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday at just his eighth start. Luckless in the Gr.1 Sir Rupert Clarke (1400m) last month, the Kiwi import was sent out the $3.20 favourite and barged his way to victory under a brave Jye McNeil ride. The son of Shocking withstood the late challenge of New Zealand bred mare Tofane, who was gallant in ...

October 9, 2021

Trelawney continue winning run

Trelawney Stud have recorded six winners this month, three of which have carried the Cambridge-based farm's silks to victory.Last week homebred gelding Pareanui Bay impressed with his debut win, while Cheaperthandivorce resumed in winning style at Hastings.On Wednesday Juan Diva added to the tally when second up this preparation at Rosehill.The Michael and Richard Freedman-trained mare set the pace in the 1200m contest and on reaching the straight, responded to jockey Tim Clark's urgings and rac...

October 6, 2021

Te Rapa double for Trelawney

A pair of smart three-year-olds carrying the Trelawney brand won on debut at Te Rapa on Friday in the form of The Landing (Tivaci x Syrah) and Pareanui Bay (Lonhro x Okahu Bay), providing Cambridge trainer Tony Pike with a race-to-race double.  First to strike was the well-bred Tivaci gelding The Landing, a half-brother to Group One winners Loire and A Touch Of Ruby, who had shown some ability when placed at the trials but relished stepping up to 1400m on debut. “I wasn’t confident that...

October 1, 2021

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 63.5kgs to finish fifth in an open handicap at Te Aroha last week, Beauden will head back to his happy hunting ground at Awapuni for his next assignment, the Gr.3 Metric Mile (1600m) on Saturday week. The rich chestnut has 12 career victories to his credit, with eight of those coming at Awapuni. “I don’...

September 15, 2021

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.Named He’s the Ultimate, the good looking three year-old colt is trained by Peter Moody, who thought highly of him enough to send him around in Listed races at his first two starts during the autumn.Second on debut in the Listed MRC Redoute’s Choice Stakes to Najmaty, He’s the Ultimate was spelled aft...

September 7, 2021

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 2020/2021 racing season.“I’d never heard of that award and apparently a number of racing commentators had never heard of it either,” Paykel said from his Takapuna home. “But there it was and I will take it. Five wins in the greater Sydney area is pretty impressive.”So Wicked, who was born and rais...

September 3, 2021

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 Grand National Steeplechase (5600m) doesn't need to be jumped. Duncan is referring to last Saturday's 16-length Koral Steeplechase (4250m) winner Tallyho Twinkletoe, the Kevin Myers-trained 11-year-old unbeaten in three steeplechase starts and a winner of 10 of his 14 career jumping starts. "The main oppositio...

August 12, 2021

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.1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m), Gr.1 Doomben Ten Thousand (1200m), and Gr.1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m). All three victories came in Australia, where he raced as The Bostonian. The lightly-raced seven-year-old who was born and raised at Trelawney Stud, has been sidelined with a fetlock injury after finishing se...

August 10, 2021

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 gallop between races at Te Rapa last Saturday, a gallop which left his trainers Graeme and Debbie Rogerson very satisfied. “He galloped well within himself, but he ran home a little bit quicker than they ran the open mile in,” Graeme Rogerson said. “He’s going enormous. We’ll let him get ready, and hope...

July 28, 2021

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. They weren't wrong - what an unbelievable experience. Sadly, my time on the Irish National Stud Breeding Course has come to an end.  The memories I have made through the people, horses and places visited will be cherished for the rest of my life.The season has come to a close, the foaling u...

July 7, 2021

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-trained four-year-old settled midfield on the rail for jockey Matthew Poon before he was able dribble his charge into clear running room down the straight and found the lead with 100m to go, and held on for a brave win. It was Poon’s first ride on the son of More Than Ready and he was pleased with his winning ...

July 2, 2021

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 Crown (2137m). Bred and raced by Trelawney Stud couple Brent and Cherry Taylor, Zayydani is the daughter of Van Nistelrooy mare Ruqqaya, a sister to multiple Group One winner and now successful Waikato Stud- based stallion Ocean Park, while she is also the younger half-sister to Gr.1 Australian Guineas (1600...

June 27, 2021

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 Crown (2137m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The win in the A$200,000 race provided the newly formed training partnership of brothers Ben and JD Hayes with their first success. "That was a great thrill even though it was all the way up at Eagle Farm," Ben Hayes told Racing.com from Caulfield. "JD is back at the fa...

June 26, 2021

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 is headed to England for two seasons to meet the Juddmonte sire on Southern Hemisphere time.It will be her debut effort as a broodmare and, all being well, Loire will return to New Zealand with a Frankel foal at foot and another in utero.She will board at the Hazelwood operation of Adrian and Philippa O...

June 24, 2021

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 for $175,000 from Trelawney Stud’s draft at Karaka 2018.The son of Deep Field has now had 14 starts for five wins, five placings and HK$10.5m in stakes – the equivalent of NZ$1.95m, which is 11 times his purchase price. This was his first stakes win, but he placed in the Group One ...

June 21, 2021

Queensland win for Zayydani

In form mare Zayydani justified her race favourite tag, racing away to win at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday. The Trelawney Stud-bred and raced four-year-old had placed at her previous three starts, including a last-start third in the Listed Centaurea Stakes (2014m), before the weekend’s 1800m contest. Though slow out of the gate, jockey Luke Dittman kept his cool and settled near the rear of the field letting Zayydani find her rhythm. Dittman struggled to find a gap coming out of the tu...

June 13, 2021

BLOG POST- Nathan Trumper

Plenty has been happening in May. It's scary to think, five months have already whizzed by. Before we know it, our 2021 class will be graduating and on our way to achieving greatness across the globe. There have been many amazing experiences within the course and I have learnt many lessons to bring back to utilise in the New Zealand breeding season.  We've been chipping away into the backend of the breeding season, although it's like two seasons merge into one. As the National Hunt mares c...

May 28, 2021

Lim's Kosciuszko brings up winning hattrick

Hot favourite Lim’s Kosciuszko still kept his unbeaten record intact with a third consecutive win in as many starts in Singapore on Saturday.Graduating to open company in the S$50,000 Cash Luck 2013 Stakes, a Class 4 Division 2 race over 1200m after two wins in Restricted Maiden and Novice company (also over six furlongs), the Kermadec three-year-old was widely expected to score again nonetheless, as reflected by his ultra-short odds of $6, but Hotshots Slam (Krisna Thangamani) certainly gave ...

May 24, 2021

Well-bred filly on offer

Trelawney Stud will offer regally-bred filly Acquisition at the upcoming Magic Millions Broodmare Sale. The three-year-old daughter of Fastnet Rock will go through the ring as Lot 711 when consigned by Segenhoe Stud in the Race Mares and Fillies section. Raced by Trelawney Stud’s Brent and Cherry Taylor and Tim & Karen Bodie out of the stable of Stephen Marsh, Acquisition was placed in her two trial starts before finishing unplaced in her only race day start to date. “She is a lovely big, st...

May 21, 2021

Fortified strengthens Derby prospects

Ocean Park three-year-old Fortified (NZ) raced into Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) contention with an effortless win at Ipswich on Wednesday over 2210m. The Chris Waller-trained gelding notched his third career victory from six starts and is raced by several of Waller’s most prominent owners, including Peter Tighe who was on-course to take in the four-length triumph over Mt Mort Shark (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle). “He’s a really promising horse that is a late bloomer by Ocean Park,” stable repr...

May 19, 2021

Beauden seeking more Cup glory

Beauden will be out to end his season on a high when he heads to Rotorua on Saturday. The Team Rogerson-trained gelding has won four of his last six starts, including the Gr.2 Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m) and Gr.3 Canterbury Gold Cup (2000m), and showed he was up to the best in New Zealand when placing fourth behind Melody Belle in the Gr.1 Bonecrusher NZ Stakes (2000m) in March. “The track was a little bit chippy (at Riccarton last start), he didn’t like it, but he showed how good he is,” sai...

May 11, 2021

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 Two Illicit, and soon to be Queensland for a three-race campaign. It is Two Illicit’s first trip across the Tasman and James said the four-year-old mare is not the best traveller. “I wouldn’t say she is the most relaxed traveller, she does stress a bit travelling and it is made worse this year because w...

May 4, 2021

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-trained Beauden, who was born and raised at Trelawney Stud for owner-breeder Joan Egan, was sent out a hot favourite for the contest off the back of an effortless win in the Gr.2 Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m) earlier in the month. However, Cambridge visitor Hypnos wasn’t about to hand over the victory without a fight w...

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