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Kyla Robb awarded Sunline International Management Scholarship

Three young women working in the thoroughbred industry are heading overseas early next year to enhance their careers thanks scholarships promoted by the NZTBA.. The Sunline International Management Scholarship has been awarded to Kyla Robb, and due to the high calibre of applicants and the generosity of the Keith and Faith Taylor Family, both Hannah Airey and Laura Macnab will study at the Irish National Stud. According to previous International Management Scholarship winner and now NZTBA Counci...

September 17, 2019

Home track test for exciting three-year-old

New Zealand’s three-year-old ranks have proven to be an exciting crop to date this season and that excitement could enhance at Matamata on Wednesday when promising galloper Harlech kicks-off his spring campaign. Local trainers Pam Gerard and Michael Moroney have a lot of time for the son of Darci Brahma who had two starts as a juvenile, including a placing, before impressing with his 1020m trial win at Te Teko last month. “I do like the horse,” Gerard said. “We had a high opinion of him ...

September 17, 2019

Catalyst hot favourite for Guineas

"We have had people inquire at $1.3 million-$1.4 million type prices but we tell them we aren't interested at this stage" - Rick Williams, General Manager of The Oaks Stud Punters who want to take the skinny odds about Catalyst in the 2000 Guineas can at least rest assured the spring star intends being at Riccarton. Because even after offers of around $1.4 million he isn't on the market and won't be any time soon. The Clayton Chipperfield-trained gelding's reputation was huge heading into the $7...

September 16, 2019

Catalyst brilliant in Northland Breeders' Stakes

Boom three-year-old Catalyst treated his three-year-old rivals with contempt when he produced a devastating home straight sprint to capture the Gr.3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Ruakaka. The Darci Brahma gelding overcame some trouble early in the run home to dash clear in the closing stages of the contest, winning with consummate ease by over two and a half lengths from pacemaker Exuberant with local galloper Zelenski back in third. Successful in the Listed El Roca-Sir ...

September 16, 2019

Beyond The Fort close to resuming

While Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow is being kept busy campaigning Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) aspirant Glory Days in Victoria, another quality mare is set to kick-off her spring campaign. Beyond The Fort (Niagara) has won three off her four career starts-to-date, including the Listed Warstep Stakes (2000m) and was runner-up in the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m). She was unplaced in a 1000m trial at Foxton earlier this month and she is set to return to the Horowhenua track next week for one final ...

September 13, 2019

Catalyst on Classic path

Benefits of an unplanned run in Saturday's Gr.3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Ruakaka could be two-fold for connections of rising star three-year-old Catalyst. Installed a $1.50 favourite on the TAB's opening market for the age-group feature, Catalyst looks poised to bank not only a bonus $40,600 for breeder-owner Dick Karreman but also boost fitness levels to save an extra run into November's Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld NZ 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton. The Darci Brahma...

September 12, 2019

Red Letter day for The Oaks Stud

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September 4, 2019

Kali remains unbeaten at Hastings

Progressive three-year-old Kali maintained her unbeaten record at Hastings on Saturday but not without high drama as the Tony Pike-trained filly secured her second victory courtesy of a successful protest against fellow Cambridge visitor Jennifer Eccles in the Taupo Pak’nSave Fillies 1100. The Shaune Ritchie-trained Jennifer Eccles was first past the post after producing a barnstorming late run from near last in the eight-horse field to down Kali and local runner On Show in a blanket finish to...

September 2, 2019

Catalyst all class at Hastings

Flashy three-year-old Catalyst contributed to a huge day for The Oaks Stud owner Dick Karreman and his resident sire Darci Brahma, when he captured the Listed El Roca-Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) at Hastings in emphatic fashion. The Oaks Stud bred and raced three-year-old gelding Double Impact had opened his account in style with a dashing debut performance to win over 1000m at Ruakaka less than thirty minutes before Catalyst destroyed his three-year-old opposition at his first attempt at stak...

September 2, 2019

Red letter day for The Oaks Stud

The Oaks Stud General Manager, Rick Williams was quietly confident leading into the weekend that owner Dick Karreman and resident stallion Darci Brahma could be in for plenty of thrills from their racing representatives engaged at both Hastings and Ruakaka on Saturday. However, even he couldn’t predict the level of success they would enjoy with Karreman represented by four individual winners, all sired by Darci Brahma, who also added two further victories to rack up a sensational six successes...

September 2, 2019

Harlech on Guineas path

The Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard trained Harlech (NZ) (Darci Brahma) pleased his connections with his 1020m trial heat win at Te Teko on Tuesday and he will now be set on a path towards the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld NZ 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton in November. “We think he is probably our best three-year-old,” Moroney said. “We are going to aim him at the 2000 Guineas in Christchurch. “We think a lot of him. He’s a Darci Brahma colt and he is just going to get better with practic...

August 30, 2019

Kali ready for Hastings

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike will head into the first day of the Bostock New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival at Hastings this Saturday with some added firepower thanks to the circumstances created by the abandonment of racing at Taupo last Wednesday. With the Taupo meeting called off after four races, Pike’s promising filly Kali (Darci Brahma) missed out on making her spring debut in the 1100m three-year-old fillies race scheduled on the day. That race has now been added to the Hastings programm...

August 26, 2019

Stallion Parade Weekend

Come along to our Stallion Parade on Sunday 25th August at 12.40 pm where our stallions will be parading as part of the 2019 gavelhouse.com Stallion weekend. 122 Roto-o-Rangi Road, Cambridge.All welcome...

August 23, 2019

New focus at The Oaks Stud

There has been a change of direction by The Oaks Stud owner Dick Karreman with some of the younger horses and the likelihood of some further major decisions to be made in a year or so. Since purchasing The Oaks Stud in 2002, the successful Queenslander has watched a steady stream of winners emerge from the Cambridge property, either bred and raced or sold by the stud, or progeny of one of its resident stallions. He has enjoyed many highlights with home-bred fillies, headed by the seven-time Gro...

August 19, 2019

Australian Group One target for Sentimental Miss

Last season’s Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner Sentimental Miss passed the first test of an abbreviated spring campaign when she flashed home to finish close-up behind the placegetters in Saturday’s Gr.2 US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate (1200m) at Te Rapa. The Go Racing Yesteryear Syndicate-owned four-year-old showed she was well on target for a potential Australian Group One assignment after enjoying a decent winter break following her Oaks triumph back in March. Racing Manager Matt Allnutt...

August 19, 2019

Warren unearths guineas contender

Jason Warern looks to have unearthed a Caulfield Guineas contender after Grinzinger Allee made an impressive start to his career at Cranbourne on Sunday. The son of Reliable Man showed very good ability in three jumpouts at Balnarring and Mornington which caught the eye of punters who quickly snapped up the $9 available in early betting. Relentless late support across all wagering outlets saw Grinzinger Allee jump as short as $1.70 and he didn’t give his backers a moment of worry, cruising t...

August 19, 2019

Thurlow unearths another promising mare

Bill Thurlow could have another promising mare on his hands after Calling Us Home won the Carole Buick 1100 convincingly by 2-1/2 lengths at Woodville on Thursday. The Waverley trainer is in for an exciting season with Group One stayer Glory Days and Group One performer Beyond The Fort (Niagara), and he believes Calling Us Home is capable of also adding black type to her page. It was the first victory in five starts for the four-year-old daughter of Niagara (pictured), who placed in her first th...

August 8, 2019

2019 Waikato Stallion Weekend

The Oaks Stud stallions will be parading on Sunday 25th August at 12.40 pm, as part of the 2019 Waikato Stallion Weekend.    All welcome.(122 Roto-o-Rangi Rd, Cambridge)....

July 31, 2019

Broodmare staff required

The Oaks Stud have a position available on their broodmare team for the 2019 breeding season. This is a job that involves plenty of variety - the successful applicant will need to be confident handling mares & foals, reliable, enthusiastic and willing to work as part of a team. Competitive salary package and excellent on farm accommodation available. To apply, please email your CV and references to office@theoaksstud.co.nz or phone Kyla for further details 027 292 8070....

July 26, 2019

Chipperfield chasing feature double

An excited Clayton Chipperfield is preparing for the biggest day of his training career with favourites in both New Zealand features on saturday. Chipperfield will produce London Bound (NZ) (Proisir) as a $2.50 favourite in the Listed Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (1200m) at Otaki, while Obsessive (NZ) (Darci Brahma) is a $3 favourite in the RSA Taumarunui Gold Cup (2200m) at Rotorua. “They are putting the pressure on me making both of them favourites,” Chipperfield quipped. “I’ve only had ...

July 26, 2019

Gumpert scores at Matamata

Two-year-old filly Gumpert (Roc de Cambes) was able to clear maiden company at the second time of asking at Matamata on Wednesday, winning The Meat Co, Robow’s, Two Tones 1200 by 3-1/2 lengths. She finished eighth on debut at Counties last month and trainer Trevor Da Cruz said a slight gear change has helped his filly. “I was quite happy with how she raced today,” he said. “Unfortunately in her first start I encountered a little issue. After watching the replay of her first race I notice...

July 25, 2019

Foaling day watch position available

The Oaks Stud have a day watch position available for the 2019 foaling season (August through to November).You will need to be reliable, confident handling horses and willing to work as part of a team.Shifts available are Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 9 am to 3.30 pm.To apply, please email your CV to office@theoaksstud.co.nz or phone Gillian for further details 027 292 8080....

July 17, 2019

Local filly debuts in style at Ruakaka

Local two-year-old Annie’s Song indicated she could be a filly with a big future after she made winning debut over 1000m at Ruakaka on Saturday. The Chris Gibbs and Michelle Bradley-trained youngster was well supported off the back of a handy performance at the Avondale trials last month and delivered on that promise as she drove clear in the run home to win comfortably by a length and a quarter for rider Craig Grylls. “She’s going to make a lovely three-year-old, as on what she has done t...

July 16, 2019

Former Kiwis deliver stylish double for syndicators

Emerging Australian syndicators Harney Stone Racing celebrated an impressive winning double at Murtoa on Monday with a pair of New Zealand recruits. The smart victories bookended the nine-race programme at the Victorian track. Hapaira (pictured) opened the day with a five-length win in the Horsham Doors & Glass Maiden Plate (1100m), then Cataracta romped to victory by six lengths in the CHS Group Horsham BM58 Handicap (1100m). Both horses are trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, and the wi...

July 16, 2019

Momentum building for Chipperfield

A decision to place greater emphasis on the training side of the business appears to be paying dividends for former top jumps rider Clayton Chipperfield who produced a winning double on Saturday.Two-year-old Proisir filly London Bound made many sit up and take notice with a stunning seven length win on debut in the opening event at Te Rapa while progressive four-year-old Obsessive rounded out the day in fine style on a testing track at Awapuni with a win in the last race of the day. Chipperfield...

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