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Darci Brahma leading the NZ General Sires list

Darci Brahma is currently leading the NZ General Sires List for 2019/20 (as at 21/11/19)....

November 21, 2019

Dee And Gee scores emotional success in New Zealand Cup

There were plenty of tears being shed in the Riccarton birdcage as the supporters of trainers Peter Corbett and Terrill Charles waited for the pair’s bonny staying mare Dee And Gee (NZ) (Darci Brahma) to make her way off the track after scoring her greatest victory when taking out the 157th running of the Gr.3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) on Saturday. That Charles was on hand to play such apivotal role in the win with her partner Corbett is testament to her strength and bloody m...

November 21, 2019

Local takes Waverley Cup

A daring front-running ride by apprentice Chelsea Burdan paved the way for local runner Sergeant Blast (NZ) (Darci Brahma) to score in the Steelform Roofing Group Waverley Cup (2200m) on Sunday. Burdan made good use of her three-kilogram claim as she went pedal to the metal in front on the Darci Brahma seven-year-old and made her rivals chase hard throughout. Despite appearing out on his feet at the 150m mark, Sergeant Blast held tough to keep veteran stayer Nitro Ted (NZ) (Citi Habit) at bay ...

November 21, 2019

Waverley Cup to launch another Group One bid

Kiwi, Glory Days…Beyond The Fort? It may be too early to mention the latter in the same breath as the two Group One-winning stayers, but the small South Taranaki township of Waverley has developed a knack for producing Group One stayers. The Snow Lupton-trained Kiwi put Waverley on the map after storming home late to win the 1983 Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), while Glory Days put the town back up in lights after her heroics in this year’s Gr.1 Auckland Cup (3200m). Glory Days’ trainer B...

November 15, 2019

Watch Catalyst's 2000 Guineas win

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November 11, 2019

Catalyst clinical in 2000 Guineas victory

Touted as a near racecourse certainty, excitement machine Catalyst lived up to all the pre-race hype when he scorched to a stunning victory in the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) on Saturday. The Darci Brahma three-year-old had been backed into microscopic odds prior to the race and punters who took the $1.20 on offer never had a moment of worry once rider Troy Harris cleared a pocket early in the run down the long Riccarton home straight. Successful on four occasions si...

November 11, 2019

Faultless preparation for Guineas favourite

Star three-year-old Catalyst has arrived in Christchurch and is expected to make a one-act affair of Saturday’s Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton. Prepared at Te Awamutu by Clayton Chipperfield, Catalyst has been installed a prohibitive $1.20 favourite for the Guineas after bullying his rivals in three lead-up races, leading the majority of competitors to concede they are running for second in the $500,000 race. “He got here this morning (Wednesday) and I...

November 6, 2019

Kali spot on for Group 1

An exhibition gallop between races at Motukarara on Sunday has kept smart Cambridge filly Kali on track for her Group One mission at Riccarton on Saturday week. Kali worked with the Jamie Richards-trained Folk Dress over 1200m in preparation for their clash in the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m), for which Kali is currently the $5 second favourite on the TAB’s Fixed Odds betting behind the unbeaten Travelling Light ($3.20). “She worked really impressively and pulled up w...

November 4, 2019

Harlech stakes his Guineas claim

Pam Gerard was singing the praises of the Moroney brothers after the handsome colt Harlech (NZ) (Darci Brahma {NZ}) raced up to his looks at Te Rapa to confirm his passage south for the G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas. Gerard runs the Matamata arm of Michael Moroney’s trans-Tasman operation and produced Harlech to run away with the G2 Sarten Memorial on Monday with a performance that has seen his price tumble from NZ$41 to NZ$10 for next month’s Al Basti Equiworld-sponsored classic. Harlech has ...

October 29, 2019

Kali too strong in Ashburton feature

Cambridge raider Kali overcame a wide run in transit to out-gun her three-year-old rivals as she scored a gritty victory in Saturday’s Gr.3 Barneswood Farm Stakes (1400m) at Ashburton. The Tony Pike-trained filly has the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) as her main southern mission and warmed up for that challenge with a win that saw TAB bookmakers tighten her into to a $7 outright favourite for the blue riband event at Riccarton. Kali had finished an unlucky seventh in her...

October 21, 2019

Darci Brahma colt for champion Seachange

The Oaks Stud are pleased to announce that their seven time Group 1 winning mare Seachange produced a strong colt by Darci Brahma on the 10th October.   ...

October 14, 2019

Massive offer rejected for star 3YO

Dick Karreman has certainly confirmed his desire to enjoy racing top-class horses as he chases further Group One success. The highly successful Queensland businessman and owner of The Oaks Stud has officially turned down a $2.5 million offer for the exciting three-year-old gelding Catalyst, who is hot favourite to win next month’s Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton after annihilating his opposition in Saturday’s Gr.2 Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400...

October 7, 2019

Jaguary continues winning run at Morphetville

New Zealand-bred galloper Jaguary continued a purple patch of winning form when he dealt to his rivals over 1950m at Morphetville on Saturday. The Niagara four-year-old has proved a revelation for local trainer Travis Doudle, having won four of his five starts for the Morphetville mentor after crossing the Tasman still a maiden after five runs in New Zealand. Doudle, who purchased the gelding from his owner and breeder Trish Dunell, who is also a leading thoroughbred photographer in New Zealand,...

October 7, 2019

Scintillating Guineas win for Catalyst

Catalyst continued his dominance of spring three-year-old racing with another breathtaking performance in Saturday’s Gr.2 Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m). A spectacular winner of the Listed El Roca-Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) and Gr.3 Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) in his previous two starts, the super-talented son of Darci Brahma headed to Hastings on Saturday as a $1.30 favourite to complete a black-type treble. But he was caught wide after an awkward start, and rider Tro...

October 7, 2019

Cup Week spoils lure Ridley pair

Christchurch trainer Neill Ridley will get a tangible assessment of his chances for two of New Zealand Cup week's major prizes when he produces He Kin Fly and Far Site at Riccarton on Saturday. Both horses have pleased Ridley in the leadup to their weekend assignments but their race performances will provide the best guide to their Group race prospects next month. Darci Brahma seven-year-old gelding He Kin Fly will tackle Saturday's Coupland's Bakeries Mile Trial (1400m) as a stepping stone towa...

October 3, 2019

Catalyst all the rage in Hawkes Bay Guineas

Exciting three-year-old Catalyst will take a growing reputation into the Gr.2 Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m) and Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) in his next two starts, attempting to follow in the footsteps of his sire Darci Brahma. Eleven horses have won both of New Zealand’s spring age-group features, with Darci Brahma in 2005 among the most memorable. His Hawke’s Bay Guineas-winning time of 1:19.97 still stands as a Hastings track record, and he went o...

October 2, 2019

40th Stakes winner for Darci Brahma

The best laid plans don’t always pan out but when the outcome is achieved regardless, the plan is irrelevant anyway. That was the case for Joao Moreira at Sha Tin this afternoon (Tuesday, 1 October) as the gun Brazilian fired Full Of Beauty (Darci Brahma) (115lb) to victory in the G3 National Day Cup Handicap (1000m). “That was Plan B!” Moreira said after John Size’s charge had overcome a tardy start to land the Hong Kong season’s first Group race in a hot time of 55.16s. “I was forc...

October 2, 2019

Foaling Daywatch position available (part time)

The Oaks Stud require a reliable, enthusiastic person for foaling daywatch (weekends only).You do not need previous foaling experience for this role, but you must be confident handling horses.Hours are Saturday & Sunday 7 am to 3 pm.Immediate start is required, through until mid November.Competitive hourly rate.To apply, please email your CV & references to office@theoaksstud.co.nz or phone Gillian for further details 027 292 8080....

September 24, 2019

Form expert rates Catalyst

Exciting galloper Catalyst has made the perfect start to his three-year-old season with his two stakes victories to date, and leading Australian form analyst Daniel O’Sullivan believes the son of Darci Brahma will only get better. The Clayton Chipperfield-trained gelding put in an eye-catching performance at Ruakaka on Saturday to win the Gr.3 Northland Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) and O’Sullivan was impressed with what he saw. “It was an outstanding win in the way he overcame being held up ...

September 18, 2019

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 to 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 Cou...

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...

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