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Trelawney enjoying real success with early purchase

Real Success (NZ) (Success Express {USA}) has been a mare that has lived up to her name for Trelawney Stud with the Cambridge nursery continuing to be rewarded for its initial investment back in the early 1990s. She was a smart mare on the track and won the G2 Dulcie S. and at Group 3 level in the Royal S. and Centaine S. from the stable of Frank Ritchie before Brent and Cherry Taylor added her to their broodmare band. “Real Success was one of the first high quality mares we purchased off the ...

November 19, 2019

AUDIO: Tony Pike

Trackside Radio’s Des Coppins speaks with trainer Tony Pike about Loire’s win in Saturday’s Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m). https://soundcloud.com/trackside-radio/tony-pike-8...

November 18, 2019

2YOs Ready To Run

Trelawney Stud are making a return to the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale and will offer four lots for sale this week. The Cambridge-based farm are quick to get proceedings underway with Lot 1 heading their consignment. He is the first foal out of Listed Welcome Stakes winner Jacquetta, and from the first crop of dual Group One winner Kermadec. Lot 4 is a colt by Ocean Park out of Listed Bonecrusher Stakes winner Jungle Juice. The progeny of Ocean Park are running red hot at the moment ...

November 17, 2019

Cambridge couple make correct call with class filly

The decision to withdraw a nomination for their royally bred Redoute’s Choice filly from the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale paid off in spades for Cambridge couple Brent and Cherry Taylor on Saturday when she took out the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton. Subsequently named Loire, the now three-year-old, who is a half-sister to Group One winner A Touch Of Ruby, also provided close friend Kate Plaw with her biggest moment in racing after the ...

November 17, 2019

Group One Guineas win for Loire

Despite displaying some wayward tendencies over the closing stages Cambridge filly Loire stamped her class in emphatic style as she took out the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) on Saturday. The Tony Pike-trained three-year-old had been to the forefront of discussions in the weeks leading up to the Riccarton feature before a below par effort in the Gr.3 Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie last month. A vet inspection revealed the Redoute’s Choice filly had suffered a hea...

November 16, 2019

Savaheat spot on at Flemington

Savaheat (Savabeel x Heat Storm) continued a winning trend from Trelawney Stud graduates this week when successful at Flemington on Thursday.Savaheat was backing up off a last-start win at Moe over a mile and looked to appreciate the step up in distance of the Twitter Trophy (1800m).Under a patient ride from jockey Michael Dee, Savaheat jumped well and settled at the rear of the field with all bar one runner ahead of him. Travelling three wide on the turn, Savaheat made his move and before long ...

November 7, 2019

Te Akau success for Trelawney graduates

Trelawney Stud graduates running in the renowned Te Akau racing silks scored two wins in as many days this week. Challa (Dissident x Are There Any) started off proceedings winning at New Plymouth on Friday evening. The stakes’ placed Challa made a welcome return to racing with a dominant victory in the Denis Wheeler Earthmoving Maiden 3YO (1100m). Challa managed the lead comfortably, with jockey Michael McNab steadying the pace, and came clear when he let the brakes go at the 300m.  ...

November 2, 2019

Zayydani delivers on debut

The Trelawney Stud bred and owned Zayydani (Savabeel x Ruqqaya) made the best possible start to her racing career with an impressive win at Seymour on Thursday. Ridden by Luke Nolen for the Lindsay Park Racing, Zayydani settled at the back of the field before Nolen made his move just before the home turn. The response was immediate and the daughter of Savabeel put the race to bed in a matter of strides, hitting the line three and a quarter lengths ahead of Sacred Kiwi.Despite winning a trial at ...

November 1, 2019

Trelawney filly too good at Ellerslie

Two Illicit (Jimmy Choux x Gemini) was one of three winners bred by Trelawney Stud on Saturday.The Roger James and Rob Wellwood-trained three-year-old travelled mid-field on the rail in the Auckland Co-Op Taxis 1400 and looked like her run to the post would be hampered by traffic.However jockey Donavan Mansour moved her out wide once they were on the straight and given clear running ahead of her, Two Illicit showed a good turn of foot to sprint past her rivals with 50m to go to score by 1.3L. ...

October 27, 2019

Perfect Manikato build-up for The Bostonian

Everything has fallen into place for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike in the build-up to Friday’s Gr.1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley, where his star sprinter The Bostonian will chase a third elite Australian victory in the last six months. The son of Jimmy Choux, who carries the Trelawney Stud brand after being born and raised on the farm for owner-breeder David Archer, won the Gr.1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) and Gr.1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m) during Queensland’s winter carnival, earning...

October 24, 2019

Trelawney graduates land Moe double

Two graduates of Trelawney Stud's 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sale draft were in the winner's circle at Moe on Thursday.Gundown (High Chaparral x Lady of The House) came from the rear of the field to land the Moe Cup (2050m) in style, relishing the rain-softened conditions. The five-year-old son of High Chaparral made the most of the worsening track conditions to power over the top of his rivals to score by a length and a quarter from Annarbor, with $26 chance Mr Clarify a half-neck ba...

October 18, 2019

Sultan sitting out the spring

Trainer Shaune Ritchie has made the call to tip consistent performer Sultan of Swing out for a spell. “He has gone for a break,” Ritchie said. “He has done a terrific job and has been in work for almost a year. We spaced his races and he ran through that whole winter period, his form is impeccable.” Despite a runner-up finish at his last start in the Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m), Ritchie saw signs the seven-year-old gelding had come to the end of his preparation. “When he went to t...

October 9, 2019

The Bostonian chasing Everest slot

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is aiming to secure a spot in the A$14 million The Everest (1200m) on Saturday when his quality sprinter The Bostonian contests the Gr.2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield. The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) will run the Schillaci Stakes as the last race on a 10-event card on Saturday with the winner receiving a golden ticket to The Everest the following week. The MRC will give winning connections until midday on Sunday to decide whether they want to take up their spo...

October 9, 2019

Group Two goal for Te Teko winner

There was no rest on the Sabbath for Jamie Richards despite having plenty to celebrate after a history making Saturday of racing. Richards, who was not on hand to see Melody Belle record her ninth Group One win and become the first horse to win the Hawke’s Bay Triple Crown, flew back from Sydney on Saturday night after Probabeel and Te Akau Shark both finished runner-up in their respective Group One tests at Randwick.   The Te Akau trainer then travelled to Te Teko on Sunday with four run...

October 6, 2019

Trelawney grad facing G1 test

Star Of The Seas is one of three New Zealand-bred horses Chris Waller will line up in Saturday's Gr.1 Epsom (1600m) at Randwick. The son of Ocean Park is rated a $19 winning chance by bookmakers. “Star of The Seas has been set for the race for some time,” Waller said. “He had no luck a fortnight ago (when finishing unplaced in the Bill Ritchie Handicap). “Fortunately he has found his way into the race. He has drawn a little bit awkwardly (barrier 14), but Michael Dee is a good rider un...

October 4, 2019

Emperor spelling

Talented three-year-old Holy Mongolemperor has gone for a spell and will not contest the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton, for which he is the $8 second favourite behind Catalyst ($1.80). The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained colt by More Than Ready was hindered by a minor infection in a hind leg and the decision was made to pull pin on his current campaign. “He has gone to the paddock today and will come back with a view to summer and autumn targets,” Baker sa...

October 2, 2019

Heir of Tavistock strikes at Bendigo

Heir of Tavistock scored his second career win on Thursday under a patient ride from Damien Thornton at Bendigo.The four-year-old gelding was backing up off a last-start runner-up finish at Echuca a fortnight ago and went one better to win the BET365 Odds Drift Protector BM58 (1600m).Heir of Tavistock travelled sweetly on the rail with Lane biding his time till a gap presented itself coming onto the straight. Once urged forward the pair went on to win comfortably by half a length."He was probabl...

September 27, 2019

Pike duo pull-up well

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is happy with the way his three-year-old fillies Loire and Kali have pulled up after Saturday’s Gr.3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m). Pike was particularly pleased with the Trelawney Stud-race Loire’s performance to finish third and believes she will be suited to stepping up to the mile of Novembers’s Gr.1 gavelhouse.com NZ 1000 Guineas. “Loire has come through it in superb order, it was a really good run,” he said. “We knew 1200m was s...

September 25, 2019

Pike pleased with Bostonian

Tony Pike was pleased with The Bostonian’s jump out at Flemington on Friday morning ahead of his first-up assignment in the Gr.1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Friday. “He’s trialled up super and has travelled really well,” Pike said. “Damian (Lane, jockey) was really impressed, he hadn’t sat on him before.  “He was pretty sharp, Brave Song was in the heat and he’s a pretty established sprinter over there in Melbourne.  “I couldn’t be happier heading into...

September 24, 2019

Loire leads Trelawney group race hopefuls

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike will saddle promising filly Loire in Saturday's Gr.3 Hawke's Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings. The Trelawney Stud bred and co-owned three-year-old is coming off a terrific age-group performance on the first day of the carnival where she finished third in the Listed Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m). Pike was happy with Redoute's Choice filly who Brent and Cherry Taylor race with good friend Kate Plaw, but said she was already looking for more distanc...

September 20, 2019

Keith & Faith Taylor Equine Scholarship recipients announced

Two students will attend the Irish National Stud in 2020 to complete the breeding diploma on the Keith and Faith Taylor Family Equine Scholarship administered by the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Association. Shannon Taylor, NZTBA councillor and Sunline Education Trust trustee, said the applicants this year were the best she has seen in her tenure. “They were an amazing, talented group of young people and it is very heartening to see so many young people working in the thoroughbred indust...

September 16, 2019

The Bostonian on target for Australian Group One

Class sprinter The Bostonian will head to Melbourne on Wednesday as he gets ready to tackle the Gr.1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on September 27. Trainer Tony Pike is pleased with how the Jimmy Choux five-year-old has come through his winter break after a successful Queensland campaign that saw him strike twice at Group One level in the Doomben 10,000 (1200m) and Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m). “He is looking a picture and has really wintered well,” Pike said. “Last season he didn’...

September 15, 2019

Second win for Excelida

Excelida brought up win number five for the Lindsay Park Racing operation at Pakenham on Tuesday when successful in the final race on the card. Excelida races in the familiar silks of Cambridge Stud proprietors Brendan and Jo Lindsay, who purchased her out of Trelawney Stud's 2018 Inglis Easter draft. It was the three-year-old filly's fifth career start and she was coming off a runner-up finish at Morphettville in August, and had won on the Pakenham track the start previous to that. "It was a cl...

September 10, 2019

Concert Hall to kick off spring campaign

Quality five-year-old mare Concert Hall (Savabeel x Classic Legacy) will have her first start of the season in the Celebrating Melody Belle 1400 at Ellerslie She had her first hit-out of the season at the Taupo trials on August 21, but her spring assignments are likely to be closer to home. “She was there (Taupo) for a day out and it really improved her,” co-trainer Robert Wellwood said. “She is still on the way up and if she comes up in the right fashion she has got a couple of nice race...

September 6, 2019

Telegraph tilt on the cards for Emily Margaret

Last season’s New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Emily Margaret (Pins x Seven Schillings) will kick-off her season in the gavelhouse.com Open Handicap (1000m) at Riccarton on Saturday. The Kevin and Pam Hughes-trained mare won four of her 11 starts last term, including the Listed Canterbury Belle Stakes (1200m), Listed NZB Insurance Stakes (1400m), and Gr.2 Wellington Guineas (1400m). “I was very pleased with her last season,” Kevin Hughes said. “She was very brave and get...

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