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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 half...

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...

December 26, 2020

Concert Hall gets maiden Group One success

Versatile mare Concert Hall bagged the Group One victory she richly deserved when she stormed home out wide to snatch victory in the Gr.1 Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Ellerslie. Prepared for owner and breeder Joan Egan by Roger James and Robert Wellwood, Concert Hall had looked a Group One winner in waiting throughout her career having won four individual stakes races before her success on Saturday, while she had been runner-up to race rival Rock On Wood in the Gr.1 Captain Cook Stak...

December 26, 2020

Homebred filly wins on debut

Well-related three-year-old Cheaperthandivorce (Savabeel - Boundless) made the perfect start to her racing career on Wednesday winning the TW Moore 1400 at Rotorua for Roger James and Robert Wellwood. The daughter of Savabeel had finished second behind subsequent winner Explosively at her only trial performance which lead Wellwood to believe she would put in a good showing on debut. “We were pleased with her trial leading into the race,” he said. “The fact that the horse that beat her cam...

December 2, 2020

Concert Hall caps superb week for Cambridge pair

The Roger James and Robert Wellwood stable capped off a superb week when classy mare Concert Hall captured the Gr.2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m) at Tauranga on Saturday. The Cambridge stable picked up the Gr.2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile (1600m) at Riccarton on Wednesday with Hypnos and made it a Group Two double in the space of 72 hours courtesy of the Joan Egan-bred and raced Concert Hall who was born and raised at Trelawney Stud. James has made no secret of the high regard he holds for th...

November 17, 2020

Scholarship winner announced

Nathan Trumper has headed a strong group of applicants to win the 2021 Keith and Faith Taylor Trust Equine Scholarship. Administered by the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, the scholarship will support Trumper to travel to Ireland early next year to attend the world renowned Irish National Stud and complete the breeding diploma. Like many, Trumper’s early introduction to the thoroughbred industry came through family ties when helping out at his grandparent’s stud and trainin...

November 5, 2020

Purple Sector hoping to get The Gong

The colours of the late Dato Tan Chin Nam were fittingly to the fore on Melbourne Cup Day when Purple Sector took out the Listed Furphy Plate (1800m). The Malaysian Businessman owned Bart Cummings-trained Cup winners Think Big (1974 & 1975), Saintly (1996) and Viewed (2008). Purple Sector, prepared by Randwick trainer John Thompson, required plenty of riding from jockey Craig Williams before prevailing by a neck from outsider Gold Fields, with Odeon a short head away in third. The gelding was ...

November 3, 2020

Concert Hall all class at Trentham

It may have taken nearly all of the Trentham straight to get her head in front but class performer Concert Hall delivered when it counted as she took out the Gr.3 Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors Thompson Handicap (1600m) on Sunday. Sent out a warm favourite after producing a storming finish for second at Ellerslie when opening her latest campaign, the Savabeel mare, who was born and raised at Trelawney Stud for breeder-owner Joan Egan, delivered for her supporters despite giving them a few heart...

October 25, 2020

Success in Sydney at Ready To Race Sale

The decision to send two colts to Sydney for the Inglis Ready To Race Sale has been chalked up as a success.The Savabeel - Dubonnet and Ocean Park - Lagonissi colts had been earmarked as Ready To Race prospects and had their breaking in, early education, breeze-ups and sale prep completed in New Zealand before travelling to Sydney for the auction. Due to COVID-19 enforced travel restrictions, the care of the two colts once landed across the Tasman was entrusted to Jo and Greg Griffin of Lime Cou...

October 21, 2020

Purple Sector proves too strong at Randwick

Trelawney Stud graduate Purple Sector looks to have hit his straps this preparation posting a stylish victory at Randwick on Saturday.Trainer John Thompson credited a gelding operation for the successful performance which came off the back of a second placing at Rosehill last month."He went really well today," Thompson said. "We had him gelded before this prep, and the dry tracks are a key for him. The gelding was the right thing to do. He probably runs at Rosehill in a couple of weeks in t...

October 18, 2020

Two in a row for Challa

The Jamie Richards-trained Challa made it two starts for two wins this preparation when he delivered a strong front-running performance to take out the Mardigras Events 1200 at Hastings on Saturday.Apprentice Joe Kamaruddin took four-year-old gelding Challa straight to the lead and was untroubled in the running to score a comfortable victory.“Full marks to Joe, he did a great job and it’s really satisfying to see a young member of the team who does so much hard work behind the scenes being r...

October 18, 2020

Two Illicit near peak for Classic

Two Illicit will be near her potent best when she races at her pet distance in Saturday's Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings, says co-trainer Robert Wellwood. Wellwood, who trains in partnership with Roger James at Cambridge, was satisfied with the Jimmy Choux four-year-old's fourth-placing in this month's Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) considering how the race was run. But there's an expectation that with a more suitably run middle distance contest on Saturday, Two Illicit can prove even...

October 14, 2020

Pride of Jenni clears maiden ranks

Trelawney Stud-bred filly posted her first career win at Mornington on Thursday.The three-year-old daughter of Pride of Dubai is trained by David Brideoak for the same connections that have experienced Group One success with Princess Jenni.Placed at her first two starts last month, Pride of Jenni raced away to win by two lengths when eased down in the 1200m maiden.A A$100,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the Segenhoe Stud draft for Tony Ottobre’s Cape Schanck Stud, Pride of Jenni was bred by T...

October 8, 2020

Innes out to round off Triple Crown

Big-race jockey Leith Innes believes Trelawney Stud's Two Illicit could be the horse to help him complete the Hawke’s Bay Group One Triple Crown. Innes has won the first two legs of Hastings’ spring attraction, taking the Gr.1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) on three occasions (Starcraft, 2004 and Kawi 2015 and 2016) and the Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) four years ago aboard Kawi, but he has had no luck in the third leg, the Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2040m) with his best result being a third aboard th...

October 6, 2020

Celebrating the Arc

There was plenty to cheer about at the Taylor family’s historic Trelawney Stud this week with the 3yo colt In Swoop (Adlerflug), a half-brother to Trelawney’s Group Three winning Galileo mare Igraine (GER), running the race of his life to be narrowly beaten in the  Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.Then Fastnet Rock’s daughter One Master conquers the G.r1 Prix de la Foret for an unprecedented third time.Why was that significant?Well three weeks back, Igraine (GER) had her first foal, a gorgeo...

October 5, 2020

Trans-Tasman Group 1 hopes for Trelawney Stud

Trelawney Stud will be keeping a close eye on the action at Randwick on Saturday and on the home front at Hastings with live Group One contenders at both venues. Trelawney Stud homebred Star Of The Seas (NZ) (Ocean Park {NZ}) will be chasing a richly-deserved breakthrough at the top level in the G1 TAB Epsom H. while its silks will be aboard Loire (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice) and Two Illicit (NZ) (Jimmy Choux {NZ}) in the G1 Windsor Park Plate at Hastings.Star Of The Seas has won seven races, inclu...

October 2, 2020

Te Rapa win for Challa

A winner fresh-up last season, Challa (Dissident – Are There Any emulated the feat with a strong front-running performance in the Te Akau 2019/20 No. 1 Stable Rating 65 (1200m) on Friday at Te Rapa.  Te Akau apprentice Joe Kamaruddin did a good job to register victory aboard Challa. Intent on leading, Kamaruddin, who claimed four-kilos to 56kgs, was able to button off aboard Challa after being pressured early and came clear inside the 200m to score emphatically by two and a...

October 2, 2020

Partnership in search of breakthrough Group One

The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained Two Illicit has hardly put a foot wrong in her eight-start career to date, but the immensely talented four-year-old will face her toughest test to date when she contests Saturday’s star-studded Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings. Runner-up in last season’s Gr.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m), Two Illicit was a brilliant fresh-up winner at Ellerslie over 1400m and James is pleased with his multiple Group Two winner who is the $6 third favourite ...

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