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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 Joan Egan, arrived in Sydney on Monday for a two-race campaign, which takes in the Gr.2 Chairman’s Quality (2600m) on April 10 and the Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) a week later. Concert Hall’s career has mainly been focused on distances between 1600m and 2100m, where she has won six of her 16 starts, includi...

April 7, 2021

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). It was the 11th win of a 36-start career for the Bullbars gelding who was born and raised at Trelawney Stud for breeder-owner Joan Egan.Beauden has been near-unbeatable at Awapuni – eight of his victories have come from only 10 appearances at the Palmerston North track, including the last two editi...

April 3, 2021

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) last Saturday. “She is a little frail filly that is still getting there. She is still learning how to race and was checking her way out of gaps rather than taking them,” co-trainer Roger James said. “It is just a matter of maturity and she is going out until next season. “She was going to run eig...

March 23, 2021

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-improving Elliot Ness off at the 300m of the $75,000 Restricted Maiden race over 1200m. Race by  Singapore’s multiple-champion owner Mr Lim Siah Mong, Lim's Kosciuszko was bred by Trelawney Stud and though passed in as a two-year-old at the Ready To Run Sales, was sold privately after winning his first a...

March 22, 2021

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, among five in a row before finishing second to stable-mate Avantage in the Gr.1 Haunui Farm Classic (1600m) last season..Trainer Jamie Richards had freshened Prise De Fer after his Rich Hill Mile title defense on 1 January, and he indicated his readiness when stretching out very well for third at the tria...

March 8, 2021

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 warrant consideration for Hong Kong’s most prestigious race in a fortnight’s time.   Trained by Jimmy Ting, the youngster has soared into calculations for the HK$24 million contest on 21 March with two smart wins over the mile at Sha Tin, but this weekend he faces his stiffest test yet in a hot editi...

March 5, 2021

Blog Post- Nathan Trumper March 2021

Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship recipient Nathan Trumper updates us on his adventures in Ireland:Each week you are placed in different yards, the last couple of weeks I've been at Maddenstown. Commonly known as ‘Mad Town’, this is where all the dry mares are overseen by Tom (the foreman stationed there) who manages the many mares who get teased and put through the crush for the vet to check them. This has been one of my favourite places to work. Tom is a great guy to work with, ...

March 3, 2021

Stakes assignment for promising three-year-old

A comprehensive three-length victory at Matamata on Saturday has set promising three-year-old Tar And Cement on a path to the Gr.2 Fusion Electrical Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham next month. The Reliable Man gelding made it two wins from two starts when he led all the way over 1400m on the weekend for trainer Tony Pike, who has a big opinion of his charge. “He’s a very promising type who has taken a while to get his act together,” Pike said. “He’s a pretty well put together ho...

March 2, 2021

Star of the Seas secures All-Star Mile spot

Star Of The Seas (Ocean Park x Stella Livia) secured a spot in the All-Star Mile with a tough win in the Gr.2 Blamey Stakes (1600m). The Chris Waller-trained gelding held off a determined challenge from Fifty Stars (Sea The Stars), who was trying to become the first horse to claim the Group Two Flemington feature three years in a row. Jamie Kah's mount Buffalo River (Noble Mission) set a fast pace in front and he was still four lengths clear with 200 metres to go. Waller's Melbourne stable forep...

February 27, 2021

Sky Field picks up lucrative bonus

Sky Field was back in winning form on Wednesday winning at Happy Valley in Hong Kong. The four-year-old gelding’s win delighted trainer Caspar Fownes as the son of Deep Field collected a HK$1,500,000 High Achievement Bonus for winning a Class 1 contest before reaching the age of five. Fownes predicts a bright future for Sky Field after he charged down the outside under Alexis Badel to deny Stronger by a head. “He’s still learning, but he’s a good horse. Once he starts to really chill wit...

February 25, 2021

Walls stepping down

After 22 years Kevin ‘Millie’ Walls will be stepping down from his role as Stud Manager at Trelawney Stud. Walls joined the Trelawney team in 1998 and has been an integral part of the farm during that time, seeing 25 individual Group One winners bred, raised or sold from the property pass through his hands. “Millie has been instrumental in the overall success of Trelawney Stud,” Managing Director Brent Taylor said. “He has led our team of staff to achieve the results we have strived f...

February 24, 2021

Stakes targets beckon regally-bred filly

Regally-bred filly Aquaoir will head to Ellerslie on Saturday in preparation for a tilt at the Gr.3 Sunline Vase (2100m) next month.Bred by Trelawney Thoroughbreds, Aquaoir was purchased out of the farm's 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 draft for $100,000. The Cody Cole-trained three-year-old is a half-sister to Group One winners Loire and A Touch Of Ruby, and her connections are keen for the daughter of Ocean Park to add further black-type to her pedigree page. She placed in her two initial ...

February 19, 2021

BLOG: Nathan Trumper

There are 24 students on the course for 2021 which is a special year for the stud being the 50th year of this wonderful course. The first 2 weeks there were 12 of the international students that had to do a two-week quarantine stint at the stud. It was a great two weeks to really getting to know everyone before the Irish turned up. There was a lot of time spent in the common room watching races from all over the world, the sales on the Gold Coast, as well as watching a lot of movies. &...

February 12, 2021

James looking for big run from Concert Hall

Cambridge trainer Roger James will produce Concert Hall in Saturday's Gr.3 Powerworx Taranaki Cup (1800m) at New Plymouth as a springboard to a campaign in Melbourne, just days after the death of his last star performer in Australia, Silent Achiever. Concert Hall became James' first Group One winner since Silent Achiever when she won the Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Ellerslie on Boxing Day and he will now attempt to guide her to similar Australian success. "Make no mistake, she's no Silent Achiever...

February 6, 2021

Loire wins Rotorua trial

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is looking forward to autumn racing with Loire after her pleasing trial at Rotorua on Tuesday. Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) winner Loire showed a good turn of foot when coming from the back of the field to take out her 1000m heat by three-quarters of a length. “I was really pleased with her trial today,” Pike said. “She’s a Group One filly you expect to trial well. “She came home nicely off the slow speed and did it nicely. Hopefully she is in for ...

February 2, 2021

Karaka 2021 another successful year for Trelawney

Trelawney Stud’s Brent and Cherry travelled up to Karaka for the 2021 Yearling Sales cautiously optimistic and left the New Zealand Bloodstock complex thrilled with their results. Each of the 12 yearlings offered in Book 1 by the Cambridge-based farm sold and Brent Taylor was full of praise for New Zealand Bloodstock and the domestic bloodstock agents who assisted their overseas contemporaries with the buying process. “It has been a spectacular effort from all involved and I’d like to than...

February 2, 2021

Fastnet Rock colt heading to Aussie

Trelawney Stud continued a strong day of selling on day two of the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale. Top lot of the day for the Cambridge-based farm was the Iffraaj x Bellazeel colt who was knocked down to Hong Kong's Good Fortune Bloodstock. The youngster, who was catalogued as Lot 273, received a timely pedigree update with his half-sister, La Strata (Stratum), recently winning her maiden at Taranaki and his brother, Seajetz, winning at Te Aroha. The colt’s dam, Bellazeel, is a ...

January 26, 2021

Persistence pays off for James

Trainer Roger James admitted he had pretty much given up the ghost towards the end of a bidding stoush for Lot 126, the Sebring filly from the Trelawney Stud draft at Karaka on Sunday. James and the Go Racing Syndications team went head-to-head for several minutes for the filly out of stakes placed mare Smashing, with James finally securing the granddaughter of multiple Group Two winner Ruud Van Slaats (NZ) (Van Nistelrooy) for $295,000. “I am indebted to my owner who was with me all the way o...

January 24, 2021

Beauden defends Marton Cup crown

Exciting stayer Beauden returned to the scene of his 2020 triumph in the Listed Japac Marton Cup (2200m) on Saturday and made it back-to-back victories in the race with a devastating performance.The Team Rogerson-trained six-year-old, who was born and raised at Trelawney Stud for breeder/owner Joan Egan, came into the race off the back of an emphatic four length win in the Taupo Cup, where regular rider Ryan Elliot had set him alight well before the home turn that day to blitz his race rivals.El...

January 9, 2021

Australian targets for Concert Hall

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood are still coming down from the high of winning the Gr.1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) with Concert Hall at Ellerslie on Boxing Day, and they are now looking at international targets with the mare. The daughter of Savabeel has been in faultless form this season, winning three of her five starts, including the Zabeel Classic, Gr.2 Tauranga Stakes (1600m), and Gr.3 Thompson Handicap (1600m), while she has placed in her two other starts, including the Gr.1...

January 6, 2021

Gold Watch providing retiree with plenty of thrills

Retirement hobbies don’t usually include training racehorses, but it’s proving great fun for 89-year-old Cliff Goss. The Tauranga horseman, who is the father of Trelawney Stud's Cherry Taylor, who has worked around the world with some of the most notable names in racing, has a highly promising horse in his care in Gold Watch. The four-year-old gelding who carries the Trelawney Stud brand has won all three of his starts this season, the most recent when coming from last to win a Rat...

January 5, 2021

Seajetz provides timely pedigree update

The Trelawney-bred and sold Seajetz cleared maiden ranks on Sunday at Te Aroha wining his 1400m event at the Thames Jockey Club meeting. Seajetz, who ran fifth on debut in December, handled the wet track conditions and trainer Jamie Richards was confident of a strong effort leading into the race. “We’d been really happy with him during the week, Richards said. “He’d been working up with Burgundy Rose (Burgundy), who came out and won well yesterday at Tauranga. “He’d improved off the ...

January 4, 2021

Star Tsar on Cups path following Ellerslie victory

Progressive staying prospect Star Tsar staked his claim for a start in the Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) in March with a dominant victory in Friday’s Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Final (2400m) at Ellerslie. The track specialist, who carries the Trelawney Stud brand and was raised on the farm, appealed as a leading chance in the race off the back of a solid run for sixth in the Gr.3 Manawatu Cup (2300m) at his last start and franked that form with a comprehensive victory. R...

January 2, 2021

Stakes target for Beauden

Owner Joan Egan is having a week to remember. On Boxing Day she won the Gr.1 Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Ellerslie with Concert Hall, and on Wednesday the Graeme and Debbie Rogerson-trained Beauden won the Taupo Cup (2000m) emphatically in front of a bumper crowd.Both were born and raised at Trelawney Stud on behalf of Egan. Beauden, a son of Bullbars began well from barrier six for jockey Ryan Elliot to settle outside early pacemaker Mongolianconqueror. Elliot let his charge loose at the 600m ma...

December 30, 2020

Vamos Bebe scores stakes win

Progressive mare Vamos Bebe took the step up to stakes company with relative ease when she strode clear in the final stages of Saturday’s Listed Hallmark Stud Sprint (1200m) at Ellerslie for a comprehensive victory in the silks of Trelawney Stud. Trainer Jamie Richards backed his opinion of the I Am Invincible four-year-old, who was rated a clear six points lower than any of her eight rivals and was rewarded with performance that showed she is well up to top company over the sprint trips. Ride...

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