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January 28, 2020

Prominent bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster has been active at this year’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale purchasing for clients, but on Wednesday he dipped into his own pocket to add another yearling to his own portfolio.

Mulcaster went to $130,000 to secure lot 775, the Contributer colt...

January 19, 2020

The measure of a thoroughbred stud’s prowess is the year-by-year consistency in turning out high-quality winners over a long period. Matamata’s Mapperley Stud has achieved that level of excellence, and its reputation is well-earned, but it has also raised the bar for a medium-sized thoroughbred bree...

January 2, 2020

“Having a Mapperley graduate win a group one race is always a special feeling but to win the feature mile in Australia is simply amazing,” enthused an understandably proud Simms Davison.

“Rattan emerging as one of the leading sprinters in Hong Kong, is really exciting. He went a huge race to run seco...

December 29, 2019

Aloft, a well bred daughter of Atlante made it two wins from two starts at New Plymouth Raceway. The promising 3yo filly  ensured she maintained her unbeaten record with another convincing victory for trainers Steven Ramsay and Julie Ritchie. Racing in the famous Pencarrow colours, leading jockey Cr...

December 15, 2019

Talented Atlante filly Star of Bombay looked like a star in the making when she blew away her opposition with a scintillating victory at Ellerslie. Coming off a decisive maiden victory at Te Rapa a couple weeks back she made sure she proved it wasn't a fluke with another big margin victory.


December 9, 2019

It was a beautiful Summer's day in Matamata as we welcomed the O'Shea tour to Mapperley Stud to inspect our 2020 Karaka Yearling Draft. The annual tour arranged by Andrew Birch and the team at NZTM brings well known Australian racing personalities to the leading stud farms in the Waikato.

We presente...