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  1. Lope de Vega is achieving great race results with his Australian crops from when he stood at the Pattanack Farm fiasco. He stands in Ireland for Euros 60,000 which is an outstanding stud fee. His best European son in Belardo stands at Haunui Farm and served just under 100 mares last season. His grand sire Sharmadal is regarded as one of the world’s leading stallions and his speedy 2 year old son Ghibellines who stands at White Robe Lodge in the Deep South has made a impression with his 5 yearlings selling strongly at the 2018 Karaka Yearling Sales. I would encourage breeders to consider Belardo and Sharmadal for their 2018 coverings.
  2. Power To Queensland

    Power has sired La Force that ran 2nd in a Group One race at Santa Anita yesterday. He is becoming a reasonable international sire
  3. Power To Queensland

    Another new stakes winner last night in Singapore- Mr Clint easy winner of Singapore Guineas G1 This sire is leaving classic colts and fillies with 100+ foals on the ground going forward. Remember that he had the Cambridge Stud start.
  4. Power To Queensland

    Power’s Racing stats must compare favourably against Zacinto and he will probably receive a full book next season So the lesson is if you have a Power yearling or weaning you should race it
  5. I hate to say I told you so.....

    There needs to be clarification about what $4.8 million figure means. I would deem it to be an estimate of lost tax revenue to Govt hence at say a tax rate approximates nearly $15 million in available tax deductions. This is a reasonable concession to the industry. My sources tell me that the IRD insisted on the wording of High value outstanding pedigree etc so if it is left up to them to determine these factors there will have a problem Last year the IRD released a policy paper on bloodstock entities and their entitlement to register for GST. This paper has four examples one of which is said to be a qualifying entity for GST registration. This example is a nonsense which has been verbally confirmed by IRD officials so how can the industry have confidence in their written policies.
  6. Congratulations Stephen Marsh

    This young trainer is one of NZ’s finest. He operates a very good operation and his reporting/feedback to owners is outstanding
  7. Power To Queensland

    With the banishment of Power to a small stud in Queensland (I can’t locate a website for their business) what type of opportunity is he going to get there.. There is a lesson to be learned here and that is to be careful breeding to any shuttle stallion not partially owned or controlled by NZers
  8. Power To Queensland

    Power is one stallion that should not have got away. His winners during this weekend were quality runners in Singapore and NZ. He will be a similar sire to Showcasing (they are by the same sire) in time.
  9. If Messara really is The Messiah

    The 2018 budget has brought in a sensible tax rule change for new bloodstock investors who purchase well bred and valuable (yet to be defined) young stock with the intention to bred from these horses so that such investors are classified as "bloodstock Breeders" for tax purposes. This law change will in effect reverse the Court ruling in the Drummond case and will prevent the IRD from classing "new bloodstock investors" as "hobbyists" and not being in business (i.e. a possible contingent business) on the grounds that they are only intending to conduct a business some time in the future. This law change will also provide grounds for any existing new bloodstock investors who have been prevented from registering for GST by the IRD to challenge the department's position.
  10. Well Done Chris Waller

    Congratulations Chris. The NZ Racing Hall of Fame was delighted to induct you earlier this year and we vividly recall your fabulous induction interview with Steve Davis Refer to the NZRHF website (www.racinghalloffame.co.nz) to view it
  11. Book on great nz broodmares

    Have a look at the NZ Racing Hall of Fame inductee videos which may give you some interesting information
  12. Almanzor

    The acquisition of this stallion is a very good result for NZ breeders. Also as a grandson of Iffraaj this also validates this sireline with his Champion sons Turn Me Loose and Ribchester standing in Australasia in 2018 Ribchester was a serious racehorse and multiple Group One winner and as a Champion Miler would be a great sire prospect. Almanzor was a great racehorse and as a stayer will cross well with our stout bloodlines. We also overlook the success of Iffraaj on our shores. He sired three winners today - two at Riccarton and one at Te Rapa. I believe his broodmares will be very successful. We are very lucky to have him available in NZ
  13. Power To Queensland

    This stallion is doing a very good job leaving another new winner today at Te Rapa. i can’t believe that he was banished from NZ.I have a cracking weaning filly that I will be retaining. i sighted a very nice weaning Power filly ex All By Myself at Brighthill She is selling on Monday at Karaka and is worth inspecting
  14. B De Lore on the Messara appointment

    Pound for Pound has questioned the success of Ra Ora during Brian De Lore’s tenure as General Manager and also the success of their stallions subsequent to the sale back from Arrowfield to the Fisher family . Ra Ora stood champion sires Famous Star, Nassipour and Straight Strike during the Fisher owned period. In fact the Stud achieved a famous first when they stood the Champion Sire of Australia and the Champion Sire of NZ at the same time. So the stud has certainly achieved milestones during De Lore’s management time. So let’s get our facts correct.