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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...

April 24, 2021

Elliot prepared for another Beauden blitz

The ease of Beauden's last-start win in the Gr.2 Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m) even surprised his biggest fan, jockey Ryan Elliot. Not because Elliot didn't think the six-year-old Bullbars gelding was capable of producing such a compelling performance but because he did it on a track wetter than he prefers. Elliot heads to Riccarton on Saturday to ride Beauden in the Gr.3 Coca-Cola Canterbury Gold Cup (2000m) and with conditions set to remain in the dead range, the Hamilton jockey doesn't expect to b...

April 22, 2021

New appointment at Trelawney Stud

Callum Jones has been appointed as the new Stud Manager for Trelawney Stud. Jones takes on the role after Kevin Walls stepped down after 22 years of service to pursue a new challenge. Formerly the Head of Operations at Westbury Stud’s Matamata farm, Jones brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. After starting out in the thoroughbred industry at Cambridge Stud as a 16-year-old, Jones has developed his career through roles with trainer David Hayes in Australia, Coolmore Stud in ...

April 21, 2021

Nathan Trumper - Blog 3

Another busy month has gone by with plenty of stud work and assignments being completed. Spring has well and truly turned up now, the weather is starting to get warmer and the days are getting longer. The horses are enjoying the lush spring grass that grows so well here due to the farms’ exceptional soil fertility.  Like New Zealand, Ireland is similar in the weather. It can change in a blink of an eye. Sunny and warm one day and sleety snow falling the next, it can be very cold. It has ...

April 20, 2021

Two Illicit makes pleasing return

Roger James couldn’t have been happier with the return to racing of high-quality mare Two Illicit at Te Rapa last Saturday. The issue now is to see if there are any autumn targets for her to chase. One of the best three-year-olds last season, Two Illicit won on her return to racing as a four-year-old before finishing just behind the placings in both the Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) and the Gr.1 Livamol Classic (2000m). However, injury kept her off the track throughout summer, and her effort...

April 20, 2021

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...

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