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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 ...

February 5, 2023

Dalziel run continues hot-streak with Hennessy Lad

Lightly-tried three-year-old Hennessy Lad has continued the winning run for syndicator Wylie Dalziel when successful at Sandown on Saturday in the Robert Hunter Handicap (1800m).The Peter Moody-trained son of Belardo narrowly got the better of Acosta under a well-judged Carleen Hefel ride to advance his career record to three wins form five starts.Dalziel Racing enjoyed a late January hot-streak that included four winners in the space of 24 hours including metropolitan winners Pounding, Red Hot ...

February 4, 2023

Trelawney colt has plenty of Grunt about him

Cameron Cooke is hoping he has bought another stallion prospect at Karaka.The Australian bloodstock agent went to $220,000 to purchase Grunt as a yearling out of Trelawney Stud’s 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale draft, with the son of O’Reilly going on to win the Gr.1 Australian Guineas (1600m) and Gr.1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) for trainer Mick Price before retiring to stud.Cooke returned to Karaka this week hoping to replicate that result and believes he has, stretching t...

January 30, 2023

Prise De Fer chasing Boxing Day’s top prize

Christmas festivities will take a back seat to racing commitments for champion jockey Opie Bosson this year.Bosson has already enjoyed a family Christmas celebration, allowing his focus to centre around racing's busiest period of the calendar.Heading a strong book of rides at Pukekohe on Boxing Day is the Mark Walker-trained Prise De Fer, a last-start winner of the Gr.1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham for jockey Michael McNab while Bosson was sidelined through suspension.Bosson is reunit...

December 22, 2022

Prise De Fer achieves Group One glory

It has been a long time in the making but grand galloper Prise De Fer finally claimed his first elite level title when he took out the Gr.1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham. In a distinguished career that is littered with black type wins the seven-year-old son of Savabeel shed the bridesmaid tag he had been saddled with after five placings at Group One level, including a runner-up finish in the race last year, to put a tick in the win column for the first time. An impres...

December 3, 2022

Prise de Fer grabs Group Three win

South African jockey Craig Zackey claimed the main event of the day at Te Rapa when he guided Prise De Fer to a narrow victory in the Gr.3 Eagle Technology Stakes (1600m). Zackey allowed the seven-year-old Savabeel gelding to settle last before improving to join the leaders inside the final furlong and hold a narrow margin to the line to defeat the fast-finishing Taranaki visitor Sinarahma. Trainer Mark Walker cut a satisfied figure after Prise De Fer captured his tenth career victory, as it wa...

November 26, 2022

Vale Ruud Van Slaats

Trelawney are sad to announce the passing of popular broodmare Ruud Van Slaats. A daughter of Van Nistelrooy and Quintella, Ruud Van Slaats was bred by Trelawney Stud and went on to win five of her 20 starts including the Gr.2 Cal Isuzu Stakes and Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes and placed on a further six occasions, twice at Group One level. Well known for her kind nature, Ruud Van Slaats proved a success at stud with her yearlings offered at auction all selling for six figures, h...

November 23, 2022

Hong Kong beckons for Lim’s Kosciuszko

Lim’s Kosciuszko lowered the colours of favourite Golden Monkey in a resolute win in the Tropaios 2013 Stakes, a Class 1 race over 1200m in Singapore on Saturday. First-up three months after he beat the same Golden Monkey into third in the Group 1 Lion City Cup (1200m) on August 14, Lim’s Kosciuszko (Danny Beasley) showed plenty of foot to snag the lead on the rails after jumping from barrier three, albeit he was momentarily headed by Entertainer (Michael Dee) on the outside. Favourite Golde...

November 20, 2022

Irish National Stud Scholarship recipients announced

The New Year will bring new opportunities for two young thoroughbred breeding industry participants. Morgan Wilks (22) and Alice Jeffries (21) have been named as the recipients of the 2023 Irish National Stud Scholarship, supported by the Keith and Faith Taylor Family Trust. The pair will fly to Ireland in January next year to complete the internationally recognised Irish National Stud Breeding Diploma before completing a six-month tenure at Trelawney Stud in Cambridge. “We had an outstanding ...

November 4, 2022

Seajetz scores stakes win

Trelawney graduate Seajetz finished powerfully to claim top honours in the Listed Karaka Classic (1500m) at Pukekohe on Tuesday. It was the first stakes win for the son of Iffraaj as well as for jockey Niranjan Parmar. Trained by Paul Richards, Seajetz had won his previous start in Rating 75 company at Matamata and bridged the gap to stakes company in style. The five-year-old gelding settled toward the back in the field and wound up strongly to down the favourite Self Obsession, who also rounded...

November 1, 2022

Saturday Success

Trelawney Stud celebrated a successful Saturday with three winners and two Group One placings. Matamata proved a happy hunting ground with two homebred New Zealand Bloodstock graduates posting a winning double. First off the mark was Challa who bought up his fifth win in the Colchester Engineering 1200. With weight relief to 59kg, courtesy of Kelsey Hannan (a3), Challa was able to assume his customary role as pacemaker, came to the 300m full of running and proved simply too slick, winning b...

October 9, 2022

Excelida claims deserved stakes win

The future of blue-blooded mare Excelida was already guaranteed as a valuable addition to Cambridge Stud’s broodmare band, but she added a further boost to her credentials with a richly deserved first stakes win in Saturday’s Gr.2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. Bred by Trelawney Stud, the six-year-old mare is by Exceed And Excel out of three-race-winning mare Lady Sayyida, who is a half-sister to New Zealand Horse of the Year and highly successful Waikato Stud stallion O...

October 3, 2022

I’m Thunderstruck scores in epic Makybe Diva

With a Gr.1 Toorak Handicap (1600m), A$7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) and multiple Group One placings to his name, I’m Thunderstruck had already done enough to be fondly remembered by racing fans on both sides of the Tasman – but a remarkable performance at Flemington on Saturday has further enhanced the Kiwi-bred gelding’s legacy. The five-year-old, who was born and raised at Trelawney Stud, scored a heart-stopping win in the Gr.1 PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m), catching t...

September 10, 2022

Lim's Kosciuszko in a class of his own with Lion City Cup win

Singapore has had its fair share of versatile horses over the years - the likes of Laurie Laxon's old warhorse Waikato (Pins) immediately spring to mind - but a horse has never achieved the double of the Singapore Derby (Listed, 1800m) and the Lion City Cup (Listed, 1200m) in the same year, let alone at consecutive starts, as Lim's Kosciuszko (5g Kermadec - Jacquetta by Keeper) did on Sunday.Read the full story HERE...

August 17, 2022

Lim’s Kosciuszko storms to victory in Lion City Cup

Talented sprinter Lim’s Kosciuszko scored back-to-back feature wins in the Gr.1 (SING) Lion City Cup (1200m) on Sunday after a thrilling win in the Singapore Derby (1800m) last month.The news of his stablemate cum likely race favourite, Lim’s Lightning being scratched at the start of the feature race meeting came as a surprise to many.But after a shuffle of the odds, it was game on for the 15 quality horses heading to the 1200m start, with Lim’s Kosciuszko now favourite at a quote of $15.G...

August 15, 2022

Trelawney celebrate successful season

The 2021-22 racing season provided Trelawney Stud with some standout performances but also delivered some bitter disappointments. Brent and Cherry Taylor’s racing team focusses on quality rather than quantity and the results shone through on the track with horses carrying their familiar silks posting 24 wins, 10 at stakes level. “We have celebrated some great success this season and also been dealt some bitter blows which is all part of the racing game,” Brent Taylor said. “It takes a gr...

July 26, 2022

Lim’s Kosciuszko scales Singapore Derby

Lim’s Kosciuszko summited the peak of Singapore racing on Sunday when taking out the S$400,000 Singapore Derby (1800m) at Kranji Racecourse. The Trelawney Stud-bred four-year-old had to fight hard to hold off a fast-finishing Relentless to win by a head, with a further neck back to Super Impact in third. “Danny (Beasley) rode him beautifully,” trainer Daniel Meagher said. “We’ve been trying to get him to settle in his trackwork, it’s been a bit difficult but teamwork makes the dream ...

July 18, 2022

Vale Boundless

Trelawney Stud are mourning the loss of one of their favourite broodmares in Boundless at 17 years of age. Bred by Brent and Cherry Taylor, Boundless was sold as a yearling with Cherry retaining a share in the racing ownership. This proved to be an astute decision as the daughter of Van Nistelrooy developed into a standout on the racetrack, winning on nine occasions, four times at Group level, out of the stable of Stephen McKee. Her greatest triumph was in the 2008 Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks where sh...

June 27, 2022

Juan Diva caps momentous season for Taylor family

A stirring victory by Juan Diva in the Gr.3 WJ Healy Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday provided Trelawney Stud’s Taylor family with a remarkable tenth stakes win as owners for the season.Three of those wins have come in Australia with royally bred mare Zayydani contributing twice with her wins in the Gr.2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) and Listed Ballarat Cup (2000m) whilst their seven New Zealand black-type victories were shared between Pareanui Bay (2), Cheaperthandivorce (2) and the recent...

June 26, 2022

Trelawney mare scores Group Three win

Juan Diva (Snitzel) broke through at black-type level on Saturday winning the Gr.3 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm. Raced by Trelawney Stud’s Brent and Cherry Taylor in partnership with Brent’s mother Faith Taylor, Juan Diva had finished just out of the money in her previous two starts, both at Listed level. This time around the five-year-old mare displayed a class turn of foot to score a three-quarter length win over Prime Candidate (Denman). Brian Smith, representing father and son...

June 25, 2022

Weight in Kosciuszko’s favour in the Stewards’ Cup

With the likes of Tiger Roar on the back of a strong Class 3 win and Relentless, Amazing Breeze and Vgor all knocking in recent Class 4 wins in preparation for Sunday’s Group 2 Stewards’ Cup (1600m), it is easy to forget that the best four-year-old in Singapore - Lim’s Kosciuszko - started favourite in the Group 1 Kranji Mile just over a month ago.It is history now that Lim’s Kosciuszko battled late to finish tenth – beaten (but not disgraced) by some four-and-a-half lengths behind his...

June 24, 2022

Diva ready to perform in Classic

Beautifully bred mare Juan Diva will be out to emulate her dam Peron when she chases some elusive black-type in the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich on Saturday. Peron landed her first and only stakes victory in the 2013 renewal and Juan Diva is likewise knocking on the door for a breakthrough performance at Listed level. The mare has been a model of consistency over the past 12 months, contesting four stakes races and finishing fourth in each one. "She has ...

June 16, 2022

Zayydani retired

Trelawney Stud's impeccably bred Group Two winner Zayydani has been retired following her game fourth placing in the Gr.3 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1800m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Ben and JD Hayes-trained daughter of Savabeel suffered a tendon injury and owner-breeders Brent and Cherry Taylor of Trelawney Stud made the decision to retire the five-year-old mare, who will go to stud in spring. "Unfortunately the ride is over with Zayydani," Brent Taylor said. "She has strained a tendon. Ben and JD...

May 29, 2022

Trelawney filly stars on debut

A well-bred first crop daughter of Deep Impact’s son Satono Aladdin has made a dream start to her career with a stirring debut display on the Kensington track at Randwick. Koshu was untroubled to win over 1100m for trainer John O’Shea and in the process credited her Rich Hill Stud-based sire with a victory on Australian soil with his first representative. Off the back of an impressive trial victory earlier this month, the filly was sent out a commanding favourite and never looked like lettin...

May 18, 2022

Multiple Group winner retired

Beauden, who was successful twice at Group level, has been retired. The seven-year-old son of Bullbars was a model of consistency for most of his career, winning 12 of his 42 starts and placing on a further 12 occasions. His biggest win came in last season’s Gr.2 Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m) following which he headed south to Riccarton and won the Gr.3 Canterbury Gold Cup (2000m). The Team Rogerson-trained Beauden showed an affinity for Awapuni, winning eight times on the Palmerston North track, i...

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