Torcedor Wins Group 3 at Ascot
03 May 2018

Torcedor (Fastnet Rock), part-owned by Pencarrow’s Sir Peter Vela, confirmed his place among Europe’s elite stayers with a powerful win in Wednesday’s £60,000 Group 3 Longines Sagaro Stakes (3200m) at world-famous Ascot Raecourse.

With Colm O’Donoghue in the saddle, the strong six-year-old led throughout the race and never looked in any danger of defeat. He drew away late in the piece to win by five lengths.

"He was the class horse in the race and if he was to run to three-quarters of his best he should have beaten them today,” O’Donoghue said. “He had the class form coming into the race.

"He is from the same family as Yeats and has got that big and strong sort of body to him."

Torcedor was bought by Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis for 70,000 euro at the 2013 Deauville August Yearling Sale. He is a raced by a partnership that includes Ellis, Sir Peter Vela and Hall of Fame trainer Laurie Laxon.

Trained by Jessica Harrington, Torcedor has now had 18 starts for five wins, six placings and £151,681 in stakes.

This was his second Group 3 victory, and last season he finished second in the Group 1 Irish St Leger (2800m), second in the Group 2 British Long Distance Cup (3200m) and fifth in the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup (4000m).

   
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24 Aug 2015It would be a fair assumption that Pencarrow Racing galloper Assume (Fastnet Rock x Alsharq) has ability given her striking debut on Irish turf last week, winning the €11,500 Mosscontrol.ie Maiden (1700m) at Killarney.
Mr Clooney’s Quick Steps to Victory
24 Aug 2015The Pencarrow Stud-bred Mr Clooney (Pentire x Division) dashed to the first victory of his career in Singapore last night in the S$35,000 Maiden Stakes (1600m).
Moritz Eclipse Wins on Debut
17 Aug 2015The Pencarrow Stud-bred Moritz Eclipse (Darci Brahma x Battocchi) was an impressive winner on debut in the S$75,000 Restricted Maiden (1200m) in Singapore last night.
Valbuena Still on Target for Singapore Gold Cup
17 Aug 2015The Singapore Gold Cup is once again on the agenda for Pencarrow Racing’s Valbuena (Darci Brahma x Vega Sicilia) after another victory last night in the S$125,000 Singapore TC Open Handicap (1600m).
Sir Peter Vela Wins NZ Owner Premiership
14 Aug 2015The New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards were held last night at the Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton, celebrating the champions of the 2014/15 season. Included is the Owner’s Premiership, won for the second successive year, by Sir
Deauville Returns to Singapore’s Winner’s Circle
20 Jul 2015Pencarrow Racing’s Singapore galloper Deauville (Darci Brahma x Bartolomeo) is back to winning form with victory in the S$60,000 Class 4 (1400m) at Singapore’s race meeting last night.
Fast Lane for Torcedor
20 Jul 2015Pencarrow Racing tasted international success with Torcedor (Fastnet Rock x Magnolia Lane) an impressive winner in the €12,500 Curragh Kilashee Maiden Stakes (2400m) at Ireland’s The Curragh Racecourse.
Black Type Winner Retired
13 Jul 2015The curtain has come down on the racing career of a stakes winner on both sides of the Tasman.
Winning Way for Wayside
13 Jul 2015Pencarrow Stud graduate Wayside (Choisir x Jeanetta Cochrane) displayed an emphatic three-length victory in the A$11,000 Carnarvon Growers Association Cup (1400m) at Carnarvon in Western Australia on Friday.
Makarska Replicates Ruakaka Performance
29 Jun 2015A similar victory to her latest Ruakaka feat saw Pencarrow Racing’s Makarska (Keeper x Stanica) capture another win in the $20,000 A’Fare Caterers 1400 upon her return to Ruakaka on Saturday.
Showing a Clean Pair of Hoofs
29 Jun 2015Emerging as a horse of great potential on Saturday was Pencarrow Stud-bred galloper Hasselhoof (Tavistock x Alpine), an impressive 11-length victor in the $17,500 Rob Harte Lawyer Supporting Ruakaka Charity Race Day 11 July 1600 at Ruakaka.
Dylan Gets Deserved Win
15 Jun 2015Pencarrow Stud graduate Dylan (Darci Brahma x Battocchi) successfully fulfilled his race-favourite position, winning the S$38,000 Kranji D Stakes (1200m) in Singapore last night.
No Hassle for Hasselhoof
15 Jun 2015A debut performance for the Pencarrow Stud-bred Hasselhoof (NZ) (Tavistock) went the winning way at his hometrack of Ruakaka in the $10,000 Cowley’s Hire Centre 1400 on Saturday.
Pencarrow Racing Quinella at Ruakaka
15 Jun 2015Pencarrow Racing had a fruitful day of racing on Saturday with the blue and white silks taking both first and second place in the $20,000 Adams Trimmer Insurance 1400(m) at Ruakaka.
Valbuena’s Valiant Victory
15 Jun 2015Pencarrow Racing’s Singapore galloper Valbuena (Darci Brahma x Bega Sicilia) was a valiant victor in the S$125,000 Open Stakes (2000m) in Singapore last night.
Singapore Success for Valbuena
02 Jun 2015Returning to the winner’s circle was Pencarrow Racing’s Valbuena (Darci Brahma x Vega Sicilia) with his first Singapore victory in the S$80,000 Gingerbread Man Stakes (2000m) on Sunday.
Two in a Row for Mr Whitaker
02 Jun 2015Last start winner Mr Whitaker (Darci Brahma x Felenic) claimed a second successive win in the S$60,000 Class 4 (1200m) in Singapore on Friday.
Hundi Gets the Money in the UK
26 May 2015The United Kingdom arm of Pencarrow Racing was to the fore on the weekend with Hundi (Fastnet Rock x Hawala) winning her first race in the £5,500 Bathwick Tyres Salisbury Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (1200m) at Salisbury on Saturday.
Second Successive Win for El Nahra
25 May 2015Promising Pencarrow Stud-bred El Nahra (Darci Brahma x Magical Moment) notched a second consecutive win in $7,000 Oamaru Liquorland (2200m) at Oamaru on Friday.
El Nahra Has First Winning Moment
18 May 2015Pencarrow Stud graduate El Nahra (Darci Brahma x Magical Moment) entered the winner’s circle for the first time in the $7,000 Port FM 1600(m) at Phar Lap Raceway on Friday.
Propitious Breaks Maiden Status
18 May 2015The Pencarrow Stud-bred and owned Propitious (Darci Brahma x Pertinacious) broke her maiden status in the $7,000 Catering South Canterbury 1600(m) at Phar Lap Raceway on Friday.
Plenty of Merit to Maiden Win
08 May 2015Pencarrow Racing filly Meritaggio (Road To Rock x Ruppertsberg) broke through for her first win in the $7,000 Matamata Glass & Joinery 1400 at Matamata.
Darci Magic Casts a Winning Performance
28 Apr 2015The Pencarrrow-Stud bred Darci Magic (Darci Brahma x Shopping Spree) captured his sixth win on Saturday in the A$85,000 The Last Post Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick.
Imperium Inherits Ethereals Staying Genes
17 Apr 2015Pencarrow Stud-bred three-year-old Imperium (Encosta De Lago x Ethereal) broke her maiden status yesterday in the $7,000 Motorcycle HQ/Property Brokers Pahiatura 2100 at Woodville yesterday.
Bogart Wins Another in Singapore
13 Apr 2015Pencarrow Stud bred Bogart (NZ) (Darci Brahma) added another win in his current campaign, winning a S$80,000 Class 3 (1400m) race last night in Singapore.
Rock Royalty Shines on Debut
07 Apr 2015Winning on debut was Pencarrow Racing’s Rock Royalty (Road To Rock x Kailey Princess) in the $7,000 Lamberts Business Centre MDN (1000m) at Taranaki on Thursday.
Makarska Determined for Matamata Victory
02 Apr 2015The tenacity of Pencarrow Racing’s Makarska (Keeper x Stanica) earned her success in the $8,000 Richardsonracing.co.nz 1400(m) at Matamata yesterday.
A First For Sopraffina
30 Mar 2015The first racing experience for Sopraffina (High Chaparral x Sopra Tutto) went in her favour on Friday, winning the $7,000 Atkinson & Donaldson Plumbing 1560(m) at Rotorua.
Traded In for a Win
30 Mar 2015Seven-year-old staying gelding Traded (Galileo x Crystalline) claimed a win on Saturday in the A$3,000 Sedona Wines Open Trophy Race Handicap (2600m) at Healesville.
Atacama Impressive at the Trials
25 Mar 2015Stakes performed mare Atacama was among the star triallists on her home track this week.
Libation a Late Bloomer
16 Mar 2015The lightly raced Libation (Pins x Grand Echezeaux) secured his first win on Saturday in the running of the A$15,000 Geelong Travel Maiden Plate (1733m) at Geelong Racecourse.
Promises Wins Two in a Row
13 Mar 2015Leading all the way to land back-to-back victories, Promises (Keeper x Promethean) took her second win in the $12,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series 1600 at Te Aroha yesterday.
Serpico Shows the Way
09 Mar 2015Pencarrow Stud-bred four-year-old Serpico (Henrythenavigator x Romanee St. Vivant) led all the way winning the S$60,000 Class 4 Handicap (2000m) in Singapore last night.
Irion Breaks Track Record
02 Mar 2015Irion Breaks Track Record Pencarrow Racing’s last winner Irion (Danroad x Dopff) blazed to victory while simultaneously breaking the track record at Hastings in the $18,500 The Stella Artois Mile (1600m) on Saturday.
Delivering on Her Promise
19 Feb 2015Delivering on Her Promise Breaking maiden status yesterday was Pencarrow Racing’s Promises (Keeper x Promethean) in the $8,000 Red Diamond Racing 1600 at Avondale Racecourse.
Belle Eclipse Breaks Maiden
17 Feb 2015Belle Eclipse Breaks Maiden Entering the winners circle for the first time yesterday was Belle Eclipse (Darci Brahma x Zino Belle), winning the $15,000 Benalla Glass Maiden Plate (1406m) at Benalla Racing Club.
Rasa Lila Races to Victory
16 Feb 2015Rasa Lila Races to Victory A flying finish saw Rasa Lila (Darci Brahma x Dance My Dance) win the $25,000 Metro Direct Inspirations In Glass 1600 at Taranaki on Saturday.
Irion Gets a Homeland Win
09 Feb 2015Irion Gets a Homeland Win Pencarrow’s former Australian galloper Irion (Danroad x Dopff) produced an impressive win in the $10,000 Tui Backing A Winner Since 1889 Mile Rating 75 1600 at Wairarapa Racecourse on Friday.
One Way Up for Skywards
09 Feb 2015One Way Up for Skywards O’Reilly mare Skywards (O’Reilly x Sarwatch) broke her maiden status in the $7,000 Blair Stevens NZR Real Estate MDN 1300 at Wairarapa Racecourse on Friday.
Triple Success in Singapore
09 Feb 2015Triple Success in Singapore It was a successful day at the races in Singapore yesterday for Pencarrow Stud graduates with three horses in winning form, Dylan (Darci Brahma x Battocchi), Bob (Darci Brahma x Huluava) and Aspen (Alamosa x Kirin Belle).
Back-To-Back Wins for Arpeggio
26 Jan 2015Back-To-Back Wins for Arpeggio During a special night of racing at Ellerslie, on the eve of the New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales Series at Karaka, the tried and trusted combination of Sir Peter Vela, Te Akau principal David Ellis and rider Ja
Two Starts for Two Wins for Hvala
24 Jan 2015Hvala (Sakhee’s Secret x Huluava) kept her unbeaten record when winning the $11,500 NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race 1600 at Avondale yesterday.
Epicurean Delivers Before Retiring to Stud
19 Jan 2015Epicurean Delivers Before Retiring to Stud A well-deserved win saw Epicurean (Flying Spur x El Bulli) earn her second win in the $7,000 Paper Plus Matamata 2000 race at Matamata on Friday.
North Of Sunset on the Rise
13 Jan 2015North Of Sunset on the Rise Pencarrows North Of Sunset (Red Ransom x Zygadene) collected her first win for the current season in the $8,000 Laser Plumbing Te Puke 1600 at Tauranga Racecourse on Friday.
Rathausglockel Reigns Again
13 Jan 2015Rathausglockel Reigns Again Rathausglockel (Pins x Stanica) continues to dominate on Singapore turf as he claimed his third successive win in the S$60,000 Open Benchmark 67 (1000m) race in Singapore lastnight.
Secretary Miss Seeks Victory
13 Jan 2015Secretary Miss Seeks Victory The lightly raced Secretary Miss (NZ) (Cecconi) entered the winner’s circle for the first time yesterday in the $7,000 Andrew Fage Catering F&M (1400m) at Egmont Racecourse.
Talented Filly Hvala is on the Horizon
07 Jan 2015Talented Filly Hvala is on the Horizon Promising first starter Hvala (Sakhee’s Secret x Huluava) headed straight to the winner’s circle in her debut run in the $7,000 Croft Poles 1400 at her home track at Ruakaka yesterday.
Jefferson Bay Returns to the Singapore Winners Circle
02 Jan 2015Jefferson Bay Returns to the Singapore Winners Circle Pencarrow Stud-bred Jefferson Bay (Encosta de Lago x Devil’s Lair) was back in the winner’s circle with victory in the S$60,000 Peace & Joy 2015 Stakes (1700m) last night in Singapore.
Arpeggio Breaks Maiden Title
29 Dec 2014Breaking her maiden status on Saturday was Arpeggio (Tavistock x Macchiato) in the $7,000 Baileys National 7s-17&18 Jan Arpeggio Breaks Maiden Title Rotorua 1200 3YO MDN at Rotorua at just her second start.
La Adelita Makes it a Double Win at Rotorua
29 Dec 2014La Adelita Makes it a Double Win at Rotorua Lightly raced mare La Adelita (High Chaparral x Romantic Liaisons) was the second part of a winning double for trainer Jason Bridgman and Pencarrow Thoroughbreds on Saturday in the $7,000 Rating 65 Rainb
Back-to-Back Wins for Rathausglockel
15 Dec 2014Back-to-Back Wins for Rathausglockel Pencarrow Racing’s Rathausglockel (Pins x Stanica) made it back-to-back victories in Singapore on Friday night in the S$38,000 Kranji Stakes (1100m).
Pencarrow’s Makarska Strong and Steady
12 Dec 2014 Pencarrow’s Makarska Strong and Steady Four-year-old Makarska (Keeper x Stanica) claimed the third win of her career in the $8,000 Rating 75 Trinity Hill Mile (1600m) at Hastings yesterday.
Capturing Kolonel Kev’s Ability
08 Dec 2014Capturing Kolonel Kev’s Ability Promising Pencarrow Stud-bred three-year-old Kolonel Kev (NZ) (Darci Brahma) claimed victory in the $50,000 Ekraar & Echoes of Heaven at Linwood Park Stud 3YO Premier (1400m) at Trentham’s meeting on Saturday.
Duquesa Qualifies for Dunstan Stayers Championship
08 Dec 2014Duquesa Qualifies for Dunstan Stayers Championship Pencarrow Stud bred Duquesa (NZ) (Encosta De Lago x Ethereal) saw success at Ellerslie’s meeting on Saturday winning the Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier (2200m).
Impressive Debut Winner in Singapore
01 Dec 2014Pencarrow Racing’s Singapore galloper Rathausglockel (Pins x Stanica) debuted in the best possible manner with victory in a S$75,000 Restricted Maiden over 1000m on Friday night in Singapore.
Rasa Lila Making Her Mark
01 Dec 2014Pencarrow Stud bred and raced Rasa Lila (Darci Brahma x Dance My Dance) was an impressive victor in the $20,000 Rating 65 More FM 2100 race at Ellerslie on Saturday.
Derby Peak on Aspen’s Horizon
17 Nov 2014Singapore success went the way of Pencarrow Stud bred galloper Aspen (Alamosa x Kirin Belle) with an impressive two-length victory in the S$60,000 Benevolent Stakes Class 4 1400m at Kranji last night.
New Base Works for Bass Strait
17 Nov 2014A change of stable has worked the oracle for Pencarrow Stud bred galloper Bass Strait (Holy Roman Emperor x Crystalline) who won the Group 3 A$150,000 R.J. Peters Handicap (1500m) at Ascot Racecourse in Perth on Saturday.
Pencarrow’s Gr.1 NZB 1000 Guineas Quinella
17 Nov 2014Pencarrow Stud had a big influence on Saturday’s Group 1 $300,000 New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas with both the first and second placegetters out of Pencarrow Stud bred mares.
Pencarrow Pedigrees Boosted by Group 1 Weekend
10 Nov 2014The weekend’s Group 1 races provided significant boosts to two Pencarrow Stud mares Indomitable (Danehill x Kwan) and Il Quello Veloce (Captain Rio x Nishaani).
Silver Turns into Black-Type
10 Nov 2014A dashing display by Pencarrow Racing’s Silver Eclipse (Darci Brahma x Zino Belle) provided the mare with her first black-type victory, winning the Listed $50,000 Yesberg Insurance Services Pegasus (1000m) at Riccarton Park.
Staying is Duquesa’s Blood
10 Nov 2014The staying prowess of Melbourne Cup winner Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm) is still to the fore, 13 years after her victory, through her daughter Duquesa (NZ) (Encosta de Lago) who was victorious in the $18,500 Mini/Maxi Marquees Rating 75 2100m at Te Rapa o
Australian Stakes Win on Melbourne Cup Day for Atacama
05 Nov 2014The blue and white silks of Sir Peter Vela were made famous on Melbourne Cup Day in 2001 through the deeds of the great Ethereal and they were once again in the winner’s circle on Australia’s biggest day of racing with Atacama (Pentire x Almaviva) tr
Chevremont’s Good Season Continues
05 Nov 2014Melbourne Cup Day holds fond memories for Pencarrow Racing and their colours were to the fore on the day in New Zealand with the victory of Chevremont (No Excuse Needed x Figeac) in the $8,000 Farmlands Handicap Rating 75 1600m at Otaki.
Persuasive Goes Back-to-Back
28 Oct 2014Progressive Pencarrow Racing mare Persuasive (Darci Brahma x Pertinacious) captured back-to-back wins with victory in the $20,000 Smash! On The Edge TV Rating 75 1200m at Ellerslie on Saturday.
Fleeting Melbourne visit for Atacama
24 Oct 2014Atacama’s connections have confirmed a flying visit to the Melbourne spring carnival to further her domestic cups’ preparation.
Cup Victory for Atacama
13 Oct 2014Talented Pencarrow Racing mare Atacama (Pentire x Almaviva) captured the first stakes win of her career on Saturday with a stylish victory in the Listed $50,000 Team Wealleans Matamata Cup (1600m).
Golden Return by Silver Eclipse
09 Oct 2014Promising Pencarrow Racing mare Silver Eclipse (Darci Brahma x Zino Belle) made an emphatic return to racing with victory in the $8,000 Taupo Farmlands Rating 75 1000m at Taupo yesterday.
Convincing Victory by Persuasive
03 Oct 2014A dashing fresh up performance has seen Pencarrow Racing’s Persuasive (Darci Brahma x Pertinacious) capture the second win of her career in the $17,500 Topsoil & Supplies (2011) Ltd Rating 65 1200m at Te Rapa today.
Kendoka is Here to Stay
29 Sep 2014Progressive Pencarrow Racing stayer Kendoka (Reset x Kwan) showed plenty of determination to win the $25,000 Rotary 2400m Rating 75 at Ellerslie on Saturday.
Triomphe for Deauville
29 Sep 2014The Singapore branch of Pencarrow Racing was in action on the weekend with Deauville (Darci Brahma x Bartolomeo) capturing the third win of his career at Kranji.
Dead Heat for Chevremont
26 Sep 2014A tight finish resulted in a dead heat for Pencarrow Racing’s Chevremont (No Excuse Needed x Figeac) yesterday in the $8,000 Brett Gray Memorial/Cocky Farewell Rating 75 (1600m) at Otaki.
Atacama Set to Put Her Best Foot Forward
22 Sep 2014Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie hopes he has solved the foot problems that plagued promising mare Atacama last season after his charge built on her imposing fresh record with a victory in good company at Hastings on the weekend.
G3 NZ Cup Aim for Deliciano
15 Sep 2014The Group 3 New Zealand Cup is looming large on the radar for Pencarrow Racing’s Deliciano (Darci Brahma x Santagostino) following a strong win in the $17,500 John Turkington Forestry Rating 85 over 2100m at Awapuni on Saturday.
Frankel Foal Born at Pencarrow
10 Sep 2014The first foal to be born in New Zealand by superstar sire Frankel arrived at Sir Peter Vela’s Pencarrow Stud last night, a bay colt out of Our Echezeaux (Zabeel).
Sale-Topper Gets First Win
05 Sep 2014Sale-topping yearling Eastern Cape (Fastnet Rock x Celebria) broke maidens at Geelong today, winning the A$17,500 GRC Function & Event Centre C,G&E Maiden Plate over 1300m for trainer David Hayes & Tom Dabernig.
Maiden Victory for Dylan
01 Sep 2014Pencarrow Stud-bred galloper Dylan (Darci Brahma x Battocchi) broke through for his maiden victory in Singapore last night, winning over 1200m at Kranji at his third start.
Plenty of New Arrivals at Pencarrow Stud
01 Sep 2014Foals at Pencarrow Stud are starting to hit the ground thick and fast with 11 born in August including four since Friday.
Exceed Living Up to Expectations
18 Aug 2014Speedy Pencarrow Stud-bred three-year-old raced to his second career win on Friday night with victory in the S$75,000 Novice 1200m at Kranji, taking his winning strike rate to 50%.
Sir Peter Vela Wins NZ Owner Premiership
15 Aug 2014The newly formed Owner Premiership was awarded to Sir Peter Vela at last night’s New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards.
Veteran Danny in Rich Form
11 Aug 2014Veteran Singapore galloper Danny (Elvstroem x Zino Belle) scored his fifth career win last night with victory in S$38,000 Class D race over 1800m.
Vela's Import Eyes Group 1 Features
04 Aug 2014An Irish-bred and raced import is on target for two Group One features, provided New Zealand’s spring weather turns in her favour.
Bespoke Adapting to New Configure
29 Jul 2014Former stakes winning New Zealand galloper Bespoke (Pins x Velvet and Satin) scored his second victory in Malaysia racing as Configure with victory RM$75000 Singapore Sun 1976 Handicap (1400m) at Perak.
Deauville Scores Again in Singapore
21 Jul 2014Pencarrow Stud achieved more success in Singapore over the weekend when the Vela-bred and Laurie Laxon trained Deauville (Darci Brahma x Bartolomeo) won the S$38,000 South Australian Jockey Club Trophy Kranji Stakes (1400m) on Sunday.
Big Win for Bogart in Singapore
14 Jul 2014Pencarrow-bred sire Darci Brahma had another win in Singapore this season with the smart Pencarrow bred two-year-old Bogart (ex Pavan, by Centaine) taking out the S$80,000 Hello Poland Stakes over 1400m on Sunday.
Another Pencarrow Gem in UK
09 Jul 2014The famous blue and white silks of Pencarrow Stud were carried to victory in the United Kingdom yesterday with Ermine Ruby (Cape Cross x Ruby Rocket) triumphant in the Racing Specials at 32redsport.com Handicap (7f) at Lingfield.
Determined Danny Wins in Singapore
07 Jul 2014Laurie Laxon combined with another Pencarrow Stud graduate in Singapore on Friday night with Danny (Elvstroem x Zino Belle) returning to winner’s circle in a S$35,000 Class 5 race over 1600m.
UK Winner for Pencarrow
07 Jul 2014Pencarrow Racing had a winner in the United Kingdom over the weekend with Mary McPhee (Makfi x Aunty Mary) saluting in a maiden two-year-old race over six furlongs in Warwick.
Oriental Shows Express Pace
30 Jun 2014A dashing front running display has seen Pencarrow Stud graduate Oriental Pearl (Darci Brahma x Paint Me a Dream) claim the fourth victory of his career over 1100m in Singapore on Sunday night.
Tough Victory for Irion
26 Jun 2014Pencarrow Stud’s colours were carried to a tough victory in Australia yesterday with Irion (Danroad x Dopff) breaking maidens at her third start in the A$25,000 Isuzu Trucks Maiden Plate (1300m) at Geelong.
Flemington Victory for Vuelta
16 Jun 2014A spirited finish by Pencarrow Stud graduate Vuelta (High Chaparral x Affirmed Lane) saw the two-year-old breakthrough for his first career win at his second start, winning the A$80,000 Eugene Gorman Handicap (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Epicurean Shows True Ability
06 Jun 2014An impressive 3.3 length victory by Epicurean (Flying Spur x El Bulli) has seen the Pencarrow Racing mare breakthrough for her maiden success in the $7,000 Tanks and Soils Limited 1400m on Wednesday.
All Aboard the Exceed Express
26 May 2014Singapore two-year-old Exceed Express (Exceed and Excel x Darcybee), a Pencarrow Stud yearling graduate, showed an abundance of speed to win on debut in a S$75,000 restricted maiden over 1000m for two- and three-year-olds.
Clear Win for Translucence
23 May 2014A rise in distance has reaped dividends for Pencarrow Racing mare Translucence (Darci Brahma x Clear Rose) who broke through for her maiden victory in the $7,000 Balance Agri-Nutrients Ltd Maiden Stayers over 2100m at Hastings yesterday.
‘Super’ Debut for Secret
22 May 2014Pencarrow Racing’s three-year-old filly Secret Lily (Sakhee’s Secret x Desert Lily) has made the best possible start to her career with an impressive three length win in the $7,000 Kamo Club Maiden 1200m at Ruakaka yesterday.
Win No. 3 for Elysium
22 May 2014Four-year-old Pencarrow mare Elysium (O’Reilly x Velvet and Satin) posted the third victory of her career at Ruakaka yesterday, triumphant in the $8,000 Rating 75 Lion Red 1200m.
Dashing Debut Win for Harmony
15 May 2014Pencarrow Racing tasted success in Australia yesterday with Devil’s Harmony (Pentire x Devil’s Song) an impressive winner on debut at Sandown for trainer David Hayes.
More International Group Success for Maarek
15 May 2014The Sir Peter & Philip Vela bred international Group 1 winning sprinter Maarek (Pivotal x Ruby Rocket) was back in the winner’s circle overnight, this time in England with victory in the Group 2 Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes over six furlongs
Deliciano Gets Deserved Victory
14 May 2014Tough Pencarrow Racing stayer Deliciano (Darci Brahma x Santagostino) powered through testing conditions at Te Aroha today to claim victory in the $8,000 Rating 75 Silver Fern Farms 2100m.
Plenty Left to Spare
11 May 2014The highly talented Pencarrow-bred galloper Rhythm to Spare (Pins x Stanica) reaffirmed the high opinion trainer Mike Moroney has of him with a dominant Group 3 victory at Morphettville yesterday.
Second Success for Southern Pride
09 May 2014South Island mare Southern Pride (Reset x Miller’s Pride) collected the second win of her career for Pencarrow Racing with victory in the Rating 65 $7,000 Central SI Owners Assn 1400m at Ashburton today.
Makarska Provides Pencarrow Double on Saturday
05 May 2014A comfortable 3.3 length victory has seen the Pencarrow Racing runner Makarska (Keeper x Stanica) return to the winner’s circle at Te Rapa on Saturday, less than an hour after the win by Mahanadi at Riccarton.
Win No. 8 for Mahanadi
05 May 2014The versatile Pencarrow Racing galloper Mahanadi (Tiger Hill x Bargibant) scored the eighth win of his career with victory in the $40,000 NZI Great Autumn Handicap (2500m) at Riccarton on Saturday.
Freedman to Join Pencarrow Racing
02 May 2014Australian Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman has been appointed to the new position of Director of Racing at Sir Peter Vela’s Pencarrow Stud in Cambridge.
Back in the Winning Rhythm
28 Apr 2014The talented Pencarrow-bred galloper Rhythm to Spare (Pins x Stanica) dropped back in class for the A$81,000 Peter Armytage Handicap (1610m) and proved too good with a decisive 1.3 length victory on Friday’s Anzac Day meeting at Flemington.
Correggio Goes Back-to-Back at Sandown
28 Apr 2014A liking for the Sandown track has seen the Pencarrow-bred Correggio (Excellent Art x Magical Moment) record back-to-back wins in the $100,000 Schweppes Handicap (1800m) on Saturday.
Bogart Back in the Winner’s Circle
22 Apr 2014The ever-consistent Pencarrow-bred Bogart (Darci Brahma x Pavan) captured the third win of his short career in Singapore on Friday night, claiming victory comfortably in a S$60,000 Class 4 1400m event at Kranji.
Australian Metropolitan Double for Pencarrow
10 Apr 2014Two Pencarrow Stud bred and sold gallopers were successful in Australia yesterday with Correggio (Excellent Art x Magical Moment) and Darci Magic (Darci Brahma x Shopping Spree) both victorious in different states in Australia.
Deserved Win for North of Sunset
10 Apr 2014Pencarrow Racing mare North of Sunset (Red Ransom x Zygadene) earned a deserved victory in the Rating 75 $8,000 Team Walleans 2100m at Te Teko yesterday, capping a consistent run of form.
Fresh Win for Sovereign Rose
07 Apr 2014Pencarrow-bred mare Sovereign Rose (Pins x Pavan) returned to the winners circle with victory in a fresh state in the Rating 75 Stella Artois Mile (1600m) at Hastings on Saturday.
Malaysian Winner for Pencarrow
02 Apr 2014Pencarrow Stud bred gelding Bespoke (Pins x Velvet and Satin) raced to victory in his first start in Malaysia under his new name Configure in the RM$55,000 Class 4 over 1200m at Selangor.
Laxon loving life at home
31 Mar 2014Melbourne Cup queen Sheila Laxon is on the verge of a return to the New Zealand trainers' ranks.
Pencarrow Colours Carried to Victory in Singapore
31 Mar 2014The blue and white colours of Pencarrow Stud were carried to success in Singapore when the Vela-bred and Laurie Laxon trained Deauville (Darci Brahma x Bartolomeo) was victorious in S$65,000 Super Easy 2012 Stakes (1400m) at the weekend.
Win Number 7 for Stanica Star
20 Mar 2014Genuine Pencarrow Stud bred galloper Stanica Star (Danzero x Stanica) collected the seventh win of his career in the $7,000 Counties Garden Bags Jumpers Highweight 1600m at Pukekohe Park yesterday.
7-Length Maiden Win by Rasa Lila
17 Mar 2014The Pencarrow Racing silks were carried to victory in Australia on Saturday with Rasa Lila (Darci Brahma x Dance My Dance) a comprehensive seven-length winner in the $15,000 Milana's Lingerie & Swimwear Boutique Maiden Plate over 1741m at Geelong.
Debut Victory for La Adelita
13 Mar 2014Yesterday’s Matamata winner La Adelita (High Chaparral x Romantic Liaisons) was an impressive victor on debut in the $7,000 Pockets Q Masters Tokoroa Maiden 1400m for a trio of owners including Sir Peter Vela.
‘Hoofsain’ Bolts in at Hawera
11 Mar 2014After a unlucky start to the campaign, The ZM Jay & Flynny Social Racing Club tasted success in grand style with Hoofsain Bolt (Casino Prince x Huluava) recording a decisive victory in the $7,000 Placemakers Carter Holt Harvey Maiden 1600m at Hawera
Vendemiaire Breaks Maiden
11 Mar 2014Consistent Pencarrow Racing mare Vendemiaire (Perfectly Ready x Vingtaine) broke through for a deserved maiden victory, racing to a four-length win in the $7,000 Placemakers Hawera Raceday Maiden 2100m at Hawera yesterday.
Pencarrow Quinella on Cup Day
06 Mar 2014Pencarrow Racing kicked off another Premier Race Meeting at Ellerslie with a winner when Adolay (Fast ‘n’ Famous x Ruppertsberg) defeated stablemate North of Sunset (Red Ransom x Zygadene) in the $30,000 Grace Removals Group 3 & 4YO Handicap on yeste
Pencarrow Singapore Double
24 Feb 2014Two closely related Pencarrow Stud-bred horses recorded a double in Singapore on Friday night with victories by Jade Win (Fast ‘n’ Famous x Ornellaia) and Jonathan (Darci Brahma x Bartolomeo) at Kranji.
Another Win for Villars
20 Feb 2014Consistent four-year-old Pencarrow mare Villars (Stratum x Vercors) claimed the second victory of her career when successful in the $12,000 Brokerweb Risk Services Ltd Rating 65 1600m for fillies and mares at Counties yesterday.
First Victory for Devotion
20 Feb 2014Three-year-old filly Devotion (Volksraad x Iconic) claimed her maiden victory with success in the $8,000 Vista Motor Lodge Dash Maiden 1200m at Wairoa.
Back to Back Victories for Revolutionary
11 Feb 2014South Island trained Pencarrow mare Revolutionary (Darci Brahma x Iconic) made it back to back wins yesterday with victory in the $8,000 Ashburton Racing Club Life Members Rating 85 1600m at Ashburton.
Two Pencarrow Winners in Singapore
11 Feb 2014Two Pencarrow Stud bred horses have been successful in Singapore over the weekend with Oriental Pearl (Darci Brahma x Paint Me a Dream) and Serpico (Henrythenavigator x Romanee St. Vivant) both saluting at Kranji on Friday night.
Oaks Plan for Dark and Stormy
10 Feb 2014A brilliant finishing burst from Dark and Stormy (Zabeel x Floridita) has landed the three-year-old filly her second career victory at Counties yesterday.
Queen Breaks Maiden
31 Jan 2014Pencarrow Racing’s four-year-old mare Queen of Excuses (No Excuses Needed x Kailey Princess) broke through for her maiden success in the $7,000 Waimea Nurseries Maiden Sprint (1200m) at Hastings yesterday.
Trentham Triumphant for Silver Eclipse
27 Jan 2014The talented Pencarrow Racing three-year-old Silver Eclipse (Darci Brahma x Zino Belle) prevailed on a premier day of racing at Trentham in the $40,000 Mitsubishi Electric 3YO (1200m) defeating boom three-year-old Cauthen (Darci Brahma).
Two from Two for Equanimity
27 Jan 2014Pencarrow Racing achieved the unusual feat of winning the race that they sponsored with Equanimity (More Than Ready x Insouciant) saluting in the $30,000 Pencarrow Stud Special Conditions Maiden (1400m) at the Karaka Million Twilight Meeting at Eller
Second Win for Revolutionary
26 Jan 2014A race-to-race double was achieved for Pencarrow Racing as Revolutionary (Darci Brahma x Iconic) claimed her second career victory in the $15,000 Valachi Downs Selling at Karaka Premier Rating 65 over 1600m at Ashburton.
Southern Pride Breaks Maidens
26 Jan 2014Pencarrow Racing’s South Island runners enjoyed a good at Ashburton on Saturday with Southern Pride (Reset x Millar’s Pride) breaking maidens in the $10,000 Lindauer Maiden 1600m.
Equanimity Emulates Insouciant
06 Jan 2014Three-year-old filly Equanimity (More Than Ready), the first foal from the 2008 NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year Insouciant (Keeper), emulated her dam by commencing with a brilliant win
Debut Victory for Cote de Nuits
03 Jan 2014First starter Cote de Nuits (NZ) (Stravinsky ex. Madame Echezeaux) made the best possible start to his career with a win on debut in the $7,000 Cooper Young Construction Tauranga Maiden 1300m at Tauranga for Pencarrow Racing.
New Year's Honour for Peter Vela
03 Jan 2014Peter Vela has received the ultimate acknowledgment for his services to the thoroughbred industry with a knighthood in the New Year honours list.
New Year Victory for Duquesa
02 Jan 2014The New Year kicked off in the best possible way for Pencarrow Racing with Duquesa (NZ) (Encosta de Lago) winning the $30,000 The New Zealand Herald Special Conditions Maiden over 2100m, the first race on the premier race meeting at Ellerslie on New
North of Sunset Scores No.2
02 Jan 2014Pencarrow Racing ended 2013 in style with North of Sunset (NZ) (Red Ransom) winning the last race of the year in New Zealand with victory in the Rating 65 $9,000 J Sawp Stock Food 1600m at Stratford on New Year’s Eve.
Biddable Goes Back-to-Back
31 Dec 2013Pencarrow Racing celebrated the second to last day of 2013 with Biddable (NZ) (Exceed and Excel) triumphant in the Rating 75 $8,000 Kinloch 1200m at Taupo, the day before Pencarrow Stud Principal Sir Peter Vela was honoured with the Knight Companion
Raw Ability Prevails for Peerage
24 Dec 2013The well-bred Pencarrow Stud graduate Peerage (NZ) (O’Reilly ex. Chimeara) landed the first win of his career in the $7,000 HTL Insurance Maiden 1800m at New Plymouth yesterday for Te Akau Racing, providing half of a winning double for the Pencarrow/
Stanica Star Scores No. 6
24 Dec 2013Pencarrow Stud graduate Stanica Star (NZ) (Danzero ex. Stanica) made it back-to-back wins at New Plymouth yesterday with victory over 1800m in the $8,000 Revital Fertilisers Rating 85 for Te Akau Racing.
Julieta Shines in Maiden Win
23 Dec 2013Steven Ramsay and Julie Ritchie travelled down to Otaki from their Maungatautari base with Pencarrow Racing’s Julieta (NZ) (Darci Brahma) who cleared maidens in impressive fashion in the $7,000 Super Liquor Levin Maiden over 1600m.
Villars Gets Overdue Reward
23 Dec 2013The ever-consistent Pencarrow Racing galloper Villars (NZ) (Stratum x Vercors, by Catbird) broke through for an overdue win in the $12,500 Advance Boiler Services Maiden 1600m at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Love the Rock Oaks Bound
18 Dec 2013Pencarrow Stud-bred filly Love the Rock (NZ) (Fastnet Rock x Love Connection) broke her maiden in impressive style on Friday night with a dominant 4.3 length victory in $35,000 Maiden 2040m at Moonee Valley.
Bordeaux Wins Again in Singapore
17 Dec 2013Pencarrow Racing had a winner in Singapore last night with Bordeaux (NZ) (Sir Percy) prevailing in a S$55,000 Class 4 event over 1200m to record his second win in Singapore for trainer Laurie Laxon.
Dark and Stormy Strikes at Hastings
13 Dec 2013Pencarrow Racing enjoyed a winning double at yesterday’s Hastings meeting with Dark and Stormy (NZ) (Zabeel) breaking her maiden at only her third start in the $7,000 McDonald’s Hastings Maiden 1400m.
International Double for Pencarrow Stud
13 Dec 2013In addition to three winners in New Zealand within 24 hours, Pencarrow Stud also tasted international success this week with graduates of the Stud recording victories in Australia and Hong Kong.
Strong Win by Biddable
13 Dec 2013Pencarrow Racing’s four-year-old Biddable (NZ) (Exceed and Excel x Uberalles) landed win number two in her short career with victory in the $7,000 Heart of Hawkes Bay Rating 65 1400m at Hastings yesterday.
Daughter of Ethereal Breaks Maidens by 5 Lengths
12 Dec 2013The regally-bred Duquesa (Encosta de Lago) streaked to a dominating five length victory for Pencarrow Racing at yesterday evening’s twilight race meeting at Ellerslie in the $12,500 Lindaur Maiden 2200m.
Stayers Final on the Cards for Kendoka
09 Dec 2013Pencarrow Racing appears to have a leading chance for the lucrative Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Final on New Year’s Day with Kendoka (Reset) putting her name forward with a resounding victory in the $15,000 Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier
Pencarrow Quinella in Singapore
25 Nov 2013Pencarrow Stud-bred horses ran a quinella in Singapore last night with Affirmation (Fastnet Rock) defeating Serpico (Henrythenavigator) in a $35,000 Stake D event over 1400m.
Second Win for Piazzetta
25 Nov 2013The consistent form of Pencarrow Racing’s Piazzetta (Darci Brahma) has yielded another victory, with his win in the $7,000 Coolmore Australia Rating 65 1600m at Cambridge Jockey Club’s meeting at Te Rapa on Sunday.
Persuasive Provides Winning Double
12 Nov 2013Pencarrow Racing enjoyed a second winner at Avondale yesterday with Persuasive (Darci Brahma) breaking her maiden status at just her second start in the $7,000 N-Compass Maiden 3YO 1400m.
Makarska Breaks Through
11 Nov 2013Pencarrow Racing’s Makarska (Keeper) broke through for a deserved victory in the $7,000 Cato Bolam Maiden 1400m to be the first of two winners for Pencarrow today at Avondale.
Two from Two for Silver Eclipse
04 Nov 2013Pencarrow Racing has another exciting galloper with Silver Eclipse (Darci Brahma) notching up her second win from as many starts with victory in the $8,000 Gilmours Tauranga 3YO over 1200m on Saturday.
Four-Length Debut by Bordeaux
22 Oct 2013The Pencarrow Stud-bred and owned Bordeaux (Sir Percy) streaked to an emphatic four-length debut victory in a S$65,000 Maiden over 1000m on Friday night in Singapore.
Rhythm to Spare Eyes G1 Emirates
17 Oct 2013The talented Pencarrow Stud-bred galloper Rhythm to Spare (Pins) displayed an abundance of potential as he dominated the A$80,000 Superior Food Services Rating 90 at Caulfield on One Thousand Guineas day.
Connection Finds his Forte
16 Oct 2013The consistent Pencarrow Stud-bred galloper Connection (Keeper) backed up his maiden victory late last month with another win at his very next start in the $15,000 Dad & Daves Turf Rating 58 (2400m) at Pakenham in Victoria on Saturday.
Second Victory for Elysium
08 Oct 2013The Pencarrow Racing galloper Elysium (O’Reilly) gained her second career victory in the Rating 65 $7,000 Morgan Furniture 1200m on yesterday’s 12-race programme at Avondale.
Back-to-Back Wins for Atacama
07 Oct 2013Pencarrow Racing celebrated back-to-back wins by Atacama (Pentire) with an easy win in the $15,000 Ray Eriksen’s 70th Birthday Rating 75 on Friday at Te Rapa over 1600m. The Shaune Ritchie trained galloper was second up from a spell
Group 1 Glory at Longchamps
07 Oct 2013A new milestone was reached for Peter & Philip Vela overnight, with the victory of Maarek (Pivotal) in the Group 1 €3,500,000 (NZ$5,697,587) Qatar Prix de L’Abbaye de Longchamp (1000m) at Longchamps on the undercard to the world famous Group 1 Prix d
Piazzetta Steals Debut Win
07 Oct 2013Pencarrow Racing’s Piazzetta (Darci Brahma) broke through for her maiden win today but had to do it the hard way after finishing second in a tight finish and being promoted to first after interference was deemed to have cost him the race.
Pink Bubbles Breaks Maiden
07 Oct 2013The well-bred Pencarrow four-year-old Pink Bubbles (NZ) (Pins) broke her maiden at her second start today with victory in the $7,000 Markovina Vineyard Estate (1200m) at Avondale.
The Right Answer Wins on Debut
01 Oct 2013Pencarrow Stud-bred three-year-old The Right Answer (Alamosa) was an impressive debut winner on 13 September when taking out the $7,000 Evans Animal Feeds Maiden over 1200m at Ashburton.
Bass Strait Caulfield Cup Bound
30 Sep 2013The win of the Pencarrow –bred four-year-old Bass Strait (NZ) (Holy Roman Emperor) in yesterday’s A$80,000 TMB Printing Handicap (1700m) at Caulfield has the horse earmarked for a tilt at the Group 1 Caulfield Cup.
Win Overdue for Connection
30 Sep 2013The Pencarrow Stud-bred five-year-old Connection (NZ) (Keeper) gained an overdue victory on Friday in the A$15,000 Market Square Shopping Centre SV Maiden Plate over 2200m at Geelong.
Atacama Scores Win No.3
16 Sep 2013The recent good form of Pencarrow Racing runners continued with Atacama (Pentire x Almaviva) prevailing in the $15,000 passionforhair.co.nz Rating 85 over 1400m at Ruakaka on Saturday.
Debut Win for Aspen
16 Sep 2013The Pencarrow Stud-bred Aspen (Alamosa) made a convincing race debut as he took out the $12,500 www.loganracing.co.nz Maiden Three-Year-Old 1400 at Ruakaka on Saturday.
Esquina’s Will to Win Rewarded
13 Sep 2013The well-bred Pencarrow racemare Esquina (Darci Brahma) scored a tough first up victory in the $8,000 Premier Equine Vets Rating 75 1400m at Ashburton today for trainer Jan Hay.
Winning Debut for Silver Eclipse
10 Sep 2013Pencarrow Racing celebrated the debut victory of the well-bred Silver Eclipse (Darci Brahma) at Taupo yesterday in the Lance Noble Racing Maiden Three-Year-Old over 1200m.
Correggio Continues Run of Good Form
05 Sep 2013Correggio (Excellent Art) has continued his run of good form this campaign in Australia with another victory yesterday at Cranbourne in the A$30,000 De Bortoli Wines Benchmark 70 over 2060m.
Winning Return for Ebullient
02 Sep 2013Pencarrow Racing’s Ebullient (Stravinsky) returned from a spell in fine fashion to record victory in the $25,000 Derby Dream Habibi Open 1200m at Ruakaka on Saturday.
Promising Return by Rhythm to Spare
29 Aug 2013The smart Mike Moroney trained Rhythm to Spare (Pins) returned from a spell to score a comprehensive victory in the A$35,000 Championpicks.com.au Handicap over 1400m at Sandown yesterday.
Two in a Row for Bogart
12 Aug 2013Darci Brahma continued his winning run as a sire in Singapore with Bogart (ex Pavan) scoring a second successive victory in the S$65,000 1200m Novice race at Kranji on Friday Night.
Grand Win for Mahanadi
08 Aug 2013The Peter Vela owned Mahanadi (Tiger Hill) completed a meteoric rise through the jumping ranks to land the prestigious $70,000 Hospitality New Zealand Canterbury 124th Grand National Hurdles (4200m) at Riccarton.
New Racing Manager for Pencarrow
08 Aug 2013Peter Vela's Pencarrow Stud has appointed respected racing identity Garry Cossey to the role of Racing Manager for its extensive racing string.
Pencarrow Racing Season Review
01 Aug 2013Pencarrow Stud has had another stellar racing season recording 48 winners in New Zealand, Australia and England.
Pencarrow Lands First Foal for the Season
30 Jul 2013Pencarrow Stud has welcomed their first foal of the 2013 breeding season, believed to be the first foal born in the Waikato region this year. The new arrival is a filly by Rip Van Winkle out of Terroir, born in the early hours of Monday morning, just
Super Junior Produces More Success in Singapore
29 Jul 2013The Pencarrow Stud-bred Super Junior (Darci Brahma) produced his best form to date in Singapore last night to win the S$75,000 Smart Bet 2003 Stakes over 1600 metres at Kranji.
Allez Rose Cruises to Overdue Victory
26 Jul 2013The Pencarrow raced Allez Rose cruised to an easy six length victory yesterday in the $7,000 New Holland Maiden over 2100 metres at Awapuni.
Correggio Wins for New Trainer
25 Jul 2013The Pencarrow bred Correggio (Excellent Art) made a winning return from a spell to score a notable victory for new trainer Murray Johnson at Seymour yesterday when winning over 1300m.
Tribute to a Pencarrow Icon
20 Jul 2013On Friday, Pencarrow Stud lost one of its most-respected icons, when the grand matriarch Romanee Conti passed away at the age of 24.
Mahanadi Makes it Two in a Row
15 Jul 2013Five-year-old Mahanadi (Tiger Hill) has made it two consecutive victories to remain undefeated over the hurdles with victory in the $12,500 Martin Bosley’s Restaurant of the Year Hurdles (3000m) at Trentham on Saturday.
Tom Wins in Singapore on Derby Night
15 Jul 2013The Pencarrow Stud-bred Tom (Darci Brahma) was the stylish winner of the S$95,000 Hello Sweden Stakes (1400m) at Kranji on the undercard to the Singapore Derby last night.
Prince of Song Scores for New Stable
01 Jul 2013The Pencarrow Stud bred Prince of Song (Casino Prince x Devil’s Song) scored an impressive win at his first start for his new stable in Queensland on Saturday. Trained by Greg Wehlow, the three-year-old gelding raced away to score in the $7000 Townsv
Burgundy to Stand at Cambridge Stud
26 Jun 2013Pencarrow Stud has produced yet another exciting stallion prospect with the announcement that the Pencarrow bred blue-blood Burgundy (Redoute’s Choice) has been retired to stud and will stand at Sir Patrick Hogan’s Cambridge Stud alongside the champi
Bogart Stars in Darci’s Singapore Double
04 Jun 2013The winners keep coming in Singapore for the Pencarrow-bred sire Darci Brahma with Goliath winning on Friday night and the smart Pencarrow bred two-year-old Bogart following quickly with a win on Sunday.
Mahanadi Justifies Two-Day Back Up
27 May 2013In a move not often seen in racing, trainer Kevin Myers decided to back up the promising five-year-old Mahanadi on Saturday at Trentham, just two days after running fourth fresh up at Waverley.
Stars Of Jiro Shines for Pencarrow
15 May 2013Pencarrow Racing and the Pencarrow bred sire Darci Brahma have combined to produce two smart winners in two days, with the filly Stars Of Jiro completing the double at Ruakaka today in the $7,000 Lion Red 1400 after Esquina scored yesterday with a fo
Encosta Diablo Back on Track in Singapore
14 May 2013The Pencarrow bred stakes winner Encosta Diablo showed that he is closing on the form that saw him win four races in New Zealand when taking his first Singapore victory in Friday night’s S$55,000 Open Benchmark 67 (1600m) on the Polytrack at Kranji.
Esquina Another Winner for Darci Brahma
14 May 2013The Pencarrow raced Esquina returned to the form which saw her break maiden ranks on debut and became Darci Brahma’s fourth winner in 24 hours with a smart win at Ashburton today in the $7,000 Barneswood Farm Rating 65 (1600m).
Asia Double for Pencarrow
22 Apr 2013Pencarrow Stud had a successful weekend in Asia as the breeder of both the Listed winner in Macau last night in Sunshine Kingdom and a smart winner in Singapore in Captain McCaw who won his Singapore debut on Friday night.
Chevremont Powers Back to Winning Best
19 Apr 2013Underrated mare Chevremont returned to her best form today at Dargaville after a string of hard luck in recent starts to win the $7,000 Rating 65 Rhys Dackers Livestock Agent @ Elders (2000m).
Another Holdup to Fly Kiwi Flag in WA Derby
17 Apr 2013The Pencarrow Stud bred kiwi galloper Another Holdup (NZ) will be the sole entry carrying the New Zealand suffix in Saturday’s A$400,000 Group 2 Western Australian Derby (2400m) at Ascot.
Sovereign Rose Takes Second Race Victory
12 Apr 2013The Pencarrow bred mare Sovereign Rose made a good return to winning form at Timaru yesterday taking her second career victory in the $7,000 Equine Veterinary Services Stayers (2100m).
Blueblood Burgundy Retired
03 Apr 2013Injury has forced the premature retirement of the multiple stakes winner and Group One performer Burgundy.
Another Holdup Gets His Maiden Victory
02 Apr 2013The Pencarrow bred three-year-old Another Holdup broke maiden ranks with a smart performance to win yesterday’s Pinjarra RC Macau Jockey Club Maiden Plate (2000m).
Burgundy Shows his Fighting Spirit
02 Apr 2013The Pencarrow bred $1.3 million entire Burgundy took his fifth stakes win, and capped off a great day for his blue-blooded dam Grand Echezeaux, with victory in the $50,000 Listed Fairdale/Goodwood Studs Flying Handicap (1400m) on Saturday.
Super Junior Returns to Winning Form
25 Mar 2013Smart three-year-old Super Junior has produced a determined return to winning form with victory last night in a S$55,000 Class 4 1200 metre race at Kranji.
Willing Spirit Claims Second Race Success
25 Mar 2013Four-year-old mare Willing Spirit has made a good impression from just a handful of starts taking her second win today at Matamata in the $7,000 Join the Price Racing Team (1200m).
Group 1 Winner Guiseppina Retired to Stud
20 Mar 2013Group 1 winning mare Guiseppina will now start the next phase of her stellar career as a broodmare in Pencarrow’s leading broodmare band after a highly successful career on the track.
Exciting Adolay Two from Two
28 Feb 2013The exciting three-year-old filly Adolay remained unbeaten today at Awapuni to head a successful day out for Pencarrow Racing with stable mates Allez Rose and Queen of Excuses both notching up second placings.
Deliciano Does it Again for Darci
25 Feb 2013The Pencarrow bred and raced Deliciano (Darci Brahma) made a timely return to winning form on Saturday at Otaki in the $20,000 The Dominion Post St Leger Trial (2100m).
Guineas Victory for Valbuena
18 Feb 2013Pencarrow Racing celebrated a successful day on the turf at Ellerslie yesterday with Valbuena winning the $85,000 Group 2 The Falls Restaurant Avondale Guineas (2100m).
Adolay and North of Sunset Take Winning Double
11 Feb 2013Pencarrow Racing celebrated three winners last week with Revolutionary winning in the Wairapapa on Wednesday and Adolay & North of Sunset both taking victory at Taranaki on Thursday.
Revolutionary Kicks off Big Week in Style
07 Feb 2013Pencarrow kicked off a big week of racing with a victory at Tauherenikau yesterday courtesy of the John Sargent trained Revolutionary who broke maiden ranks in the $7,000 Wairarapa Time Age Maiden Stayers (2200m).
Pencarrow Treble in the Bay
31 Jan 2013Pencarrow Stud enjoyed a stellar day at Hawke’s Bay yesterday with Key To Dance, Via Veneto and Saint Martins all saluting the judge for Pencarrow Racing trainers Steven Ramsay and Julia Ritchie.
Atacama Scores on Big Night at Ellerslie
28 Jan 2013On a night that is quickly becoming one of the most talked about race meetings in the country, Atacama registered win number two from her four career starts in the $30,000 The Oaks Stud Mile at the Twilight Karaka Million meeting at Ellerslie.
Soul Commander Gets his First
26 Jan 2013Pencarrow bred Soul Commander (Commands x Bartolomeo) showed a clean pair of heels last night at Kranji, leading all the way to salute the judge for the first time since joining the Singapore arm of Te Akau Racing.
Tom Salutes in Singapore
22 Jan 2013Darci Brahma continued a great weekend ahead of the National Yearling Sale Series at Karaka (starting Monday 28 January) when Tom won for the formidable Laurie Laxon & Joao Moreira combination at Kranji on Sunday evening.
Ciron Joins Winning Streak
14 Jan 2013Pencarrow Racing has enjoyed a successful start to 2013 with six winners this year so far – the most recent of which is Ciron (Darci Brahma x Coutet, by Nuage D'Or) who too his first win in the $7,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance 1400 at Hawke’s
Bass Strait Looks to Group 1 Rosehill Guineas
10 Jan 2013Pencarrow bred and sold three-year-old Bass Strait looks destined for greater things after a smart win yesterday at Sandown in Australia in the A$35,000 Sporting Bet 3YO (1600m).
Best Yet to Come From Goyescas
08 Jan 2013Lightly raced Encosta de Lago mare Goyescas hinted at a bright future in front of her after taking her second victory yesterday at Rotorua in the $7,000 Rating 65 Macmillan Accountants Rotorua 1400.
Pencarrow Double Victory at Otaki
07 Jan 2013Pencarrow Racing, resident trainers Steven Ramsay & Julia Ritchie, and the Pencarrow bred sire Darci Brahma all celebrated a winning double at Otaki on Friday with Willing Spirit and Navy Beach both successful.
Kendoka Carves out Victory on Debut
04 Jan 2013At her first appearance on the racetrack, Reset filly Kendoka overcame her inexperience to deliver an impressive win of the 1400m 3YO Maiden event at Ruakaka yesterday.
Ebullient Back with a Bang
02 Jan 2013The richly bred Ebullient showed he has plenty to offer over the summer and into the autumn with an impressive win at Taupo on December 30.
Deliciano Delivers in Dunstan Qualifier
28 Dec 2012In an impressive staying performance, Deliciano showed the deteriorating track conditions weren’t a problem in the $30,000 Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier (2100m) at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.
Saint Martins Has Plenty to Offer
20 Dec 2012Darci Brahma four-year-old Saint Martins showed that she has a big future in front of her with a dominant six length victory at Matamata yesterday in the $7,000 Oxford Thoroughbreds 1400 for fillies & mares.
Pencarrow Stud Primed for Karaka 2013
18 Dec 2012Peter and Philip Vela’s Pencarrow Stud is set to offer a strong draft of horses at New Zealand Bloodstock’s forthcoming National Yearling Sales Series, starting on Monday 28 January at Karaka.
Deliciano Delights at Hawke’s Bay
14 Dec 2012Pencarrow Racing’s private trainers Steven Ramsay and Julia Richie celebrated win number nine for the season when Deliciano (Darci Brahma x Santagostino, by Giants Causeway) won powerfully at Hawke’s Bay yesterday.
Miuccia Belle Clears Maiden in Style
14 Dec 2012Miuccia Belle has kicked off a big weekend of racing for Pencarrow Stud with an overdue win when she was presented fresh up to clear maiden status at Tauranga this afternoon
Tsar Reformer Too Good
10 Dec 2012After a luckless weekend for Pencarrow Racing which saw stable star Guiseppina scratched from the Group 1 Westbury Stud Captain Cook Stakes due to slow track conditions, Tsar Reformer made amends when he cleared out to win well at Waipukurau on Sunda
Goyescas Triumphant at Taranaki
07 Dec 2012Goyescas - the richly bred daughter of Encosta de Lago - graduated from maiden company at start number three in impressive style at New Plymouth today for Te Akau trainer Jason Bridgman, also providing the comeback victory for jockey Shane Dye.
St Darci Impressive Fresh Up
07 Dec 2012Hot off the back of a massive month for the Pencarrow Stud bred Darci Brahma, St Darci kept the ball rolling when he shot away to win impressively at the Sunshine Coast on December 2.
Burgundy (NZ) Sets Scene for Big Season
30 Nov 2012The Pencarrow bred blue-blooded entire Burgundy – a $1.3 million purchase from NZB’s 2010 Karaka Premier Sale – has set the scene for a big season with a fighting fresh up victory in the $50,000 Listed Chainey's Panasonic Levin Stakes (1200m).
Smart Maiden Win for Atacama
27 Nov 2012Hot off the heels of the Pencarrow filly Biddable breaking her maiden on Sunday, Atacama followed suit breaking maiden ranks at Te Awamutu yesterday.
Biddable Impressive at Te Rapa
26 Nov 2012Pencarrow Racing celebrated a successful weekend with Biddable breaking her maiden status and Deliciano finishing second at Te Rapa on Sunday, while Guisppinna was a fast-finishing third in the Group 2 at Counties on Saturday.
Siciliani Breaks Maiden Ranks
05 Nov 2012Pencarrow celebrated a successful Friday last week on both sides of the Tasman with Siciliani breaking maiden ranks at Tauranga and King Manu winning his second race in Australia.
Micken Takes First Australian Win
02 Nov 2012The Pencarrow bred Micken, a half-brother to the Pencarrow bred and raced Guiseppina, won his debut in Australia yesterday at Ballarat in a A$30,000 Rating 72 1600 metre race.
Burgundy Heads Solid Day for Pencarrow at Te Aroha Trials
01 Nov 2012Pencarrow Stud and Pencarrow Racing had a top day at the Te Aroha trials on Tuesday with three winners and two placegetters.
Valbuena & Devillaine Salute in Hawke’s Bay
25 Oct 2012Pencarrow Racing and the Pencarrow bred sire Darci Brahma celebrated a winning double at Hawke’s Bay today with progressive geldings Valbuena and Devillaine claiming impressive victories.
Maarek Claims Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes
23 Oct 2012Pencarrow celebrated another Group success in England over the weekend with Maarek winning the prestigious £140,000 Group 2 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot on Sunday morning.
Correggio VRC Derby Bound?
15 Oct 2012The well-bred Excellent Art colt Correggio took his first race victory last Friday at Cranbourne for trainer Peter Moody over 2080 metres and holds a nomination for the Group 1 VRC Derby.
Devillaine Heads Pencarrow Double at Taupo
10 Oct 2012Pencarrow Racing and trainers Steven Ramsay & Julia Ritchie celebrated a successful day at Taupo today with Devillaine and Chevremont racing to convincing victories and North Of Sunset and Vandenne claiming second placings.
Star Colt for Grand Echezeaux
05 Oct 2012One of Pencarrow’s finest producers – the Group 1 winning Zabeel mare Grand Echezeaux - has foaled a striking colt by New Zealand’s 2011/12 Champion Sire O’Reilly.
Spinning Dancer Impresses on Debut
02 Oct 2012The Pencarrow bred Spinning Dancer notched up a hard fought and professional debut victory yesterday at Avondale in a $7,000 Maiden 3YO race over 1200 metres.
Maiden Win for King Manu
26 Sep 2012The Pencarrow bred four-year-old King Manu broke maiden ranks yesterday at Kyneton for trainer Jamie Edwards with a convincing victory in the A$15,000 3YO maiden race over 1875 metres.
Tom Promising for Laxon & Phua
26 Sep 2012With the Pencarrow bred sire Darci Brahma making a big impact in Singapore this season – leading the Sires Premiership by wins - it was fitting that Pencarrow should provide the 19th Singapore victory for Darci Brahma’s progeny with Tom successful in
Affirmation Continues Fine Form
24 Sep 2012The Pencarrow bred Fastnet Rock six-year-old Affirmation took his sixth career win in Singapore last night winning a $55,000 Class 4 1400 metre race for his ex-pat kiwi trainer Mark Walker.
Elegance Prevails in Filly Series Debut
24 Sep 2012The regally bred Pencarrow filly Pure Elegance (NZ) lived up to the lofty expectations she created at her only two-year-old start, with a determined win in the $70,000 Group 3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.
Ethereal Produces Striking Filly
19 Sep 2012Pencarrow’s pin-up mare Ethereal – winner of the Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup double in 2001 – has produced an impressive filly by the young sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo).
Adalia Hints at Promising Future
14 Sep 2012The promising Lucky Unicorn mare Adalia (ex Ajfan) brought up the fourth win of the season for Pencarrow Racing yesterday with a convincing victory at Taranaki in a $12,000 Fillies & Mares 1800 metre contest.
Papilio Bursts into Spring
03 Sep 2012Redoute’s Choice mare Papilio (ex Lafleur, by Zabeel) made the best possible start to her spring campaign with a strong performance to win fresh up in Hawke’s Bay on Saturday.
Pencarrow Headlines at Paeroa Trials
29 Aug 2012A welcome gap in the wet weather meant a big turnout at the Paeroa trials yesterday, where Pencarrow Stud bred horses scored seven individual trial wins.
Elysium Boosts Pencarrow’s Spring Hopes
27 Aug 2012Excitement in the Pencarrow Racing ranks went up another notch today with Elysium (O’Reilly x Velvet And Satin) producing a debut performance to suggest that she has a bright spring in front of her.
Adalia Takes Tough Maiden Victory
21 Aug 2012The Pencarrow bred filly Adalia (Lucky Unicorn x Ajfan) showed that she has a bit to offer when she produced a good performance to break her maiden yesterday at Taupo in the $7,000 1800 metre maiden event, and provide Pencarrow Stud with its first wi
Two from Two for Super Junior
20 Aug 2012The hugely promising Pencarrow Stud bred three-year-old Super Junior maintained his unbeaten record in Singapore on Friday night with a brilliant win in the $65,000 Novice Stakes (1200m).
Guiseppina Nominated for Sprinter of the Year
16 Aug 2012Pencarrow’s star racemare Guiseppina has had her brilliant 2011/12 season recognised with a nomination for the coveted New Zealand Sprinter of the Year Award at the annual NZ Thoroughbred Racing Awards.
First Foal for Pencarrow
10 Aug 2012Pencarrow Stud is due to welcome a number of well-bred foals this season from their leading broodmare band and the first foal arrived earlier this week with a colt from the mare Terrior.
Guiseppina on Track for Spring Return
10 Aug 2012Star mare Guiseppina is in full swing for her spring return and turned in a good gallop at Taupo mid-week with a number of her stable mates also making the trip south.
Quinta de Lago Opens Pencarrow Double
02 Aug 2012The Pencarrow raced Quinta de Lago claimed the first leg of a winning double for Pencarrow Stud at Singapore on Friday night when taking the fifth victory of his career in the S$75,000 Kranji Stakes (1800m).
Super Junior Takes Debut Victory
30 Jul 2012The Pencarrow bred sire Darci Brahma looks to have another exciting performer in Singapore with the Pencarrow bred and sold Super Junior winning his much anticipated debut in Singapore on Friday night.
Chateauneuf Dupape Back to His Best
23 Jul 2012The Pencarrow bred Chateauneuf Dupape (NZ) put in a tidy performance in Singapore last night to win the S$75,000 Kranji Stakes (1000m) on the Polytrack at his second start back from a spell.
Super Junior Shows Early Promise
19 Jul 2012It may be early days but Singapore trainer Michael Freedman may have another ‘super’ horse set to grace his stables with the Pencarrow bred two-year-old Super Junior now unbeaten in three Singapore trials.
Velas Nominated for 2012 NZ Breeder of the Year
16 Jul 2012After a successful 2011/12 season on the track, Pencarrow Stud principals Peter & Philip Vela have been nominated for the award of Breeder of the Year at New Zealand’s Thoroughbred Racing Awards in September.
Maarek Claims English Gr.3 Chipchase Stakes
02 Jul 2012Pencarrow celebrated a Group 3 winner in England in the early hours of Sunday morning with Maarek winning the £55,000 Group 3 Chipchase Stakes (1200m) at Newcastle.
Tough Win by Mahanadi at Trentham
11 Jun 2012The lightly raced Mahanadi has continued his way through the grades and claimed his biggest career win thus far in the Rating 75 Benchmark $15,000 Hiremaster Handicap (2100m) at Trentham on Saturday.
Review of Burgundy & Dolmabache’s Big Day
06 Jun 2012A chat with jockey Matt Cameron and Pencarrow trainer Steven Ramsay about Burgundy and Dolmabache and their big day on the turf on April 28.
Second Career Victory for Mahanadi
15 May 2012The Pencarrow bred and raced Mahanadi took the second win of his short career yesterday at Paeroa in the $7,000 Rating 65 Tony Richards Toyota 2200.
Vandenne Deals to Rivals at Matamata
10 May 2012The highly consistent mare Vandenne gave her rivals a galloping lesson at Matamata yesterday in a $8,000 Rating 75 (2000m) with jockey Jason Waddell in the saddle.
Quinta de Lago Takes Fourth Singapore Victory
08 May 2012Pencarrow Racing notched up its seventh Singapore win of the 2011/12 season on Friday night with Quinta de Lago making a welcome return to winning form in the S$75,000 Kranji Stakes (1700m).
Navy Beach Continues Pencarrow’s Hot Form
02 May 2012Pencarrow Stud and Pencarrow Racing are enjoying a hot run of form with two Group winners over the weekend, and that success continued today with Navy Beach claim her first victory in a $7,000 Maiden (1600m) today at Ruakaka.
Dolmabache’s Group 2 Triumph
30 Apr 2012The Redoute’s Choice mare Dolmabache made it a unique stakes double for Pencarrow Stud at Te Rapa on Saturday with a brilliant victory in the $100,000 Group 2 Travis Stakes (2000m).
Million Dollar Colt Claims Group 3
30 Apr 2012The $1.3 million colt Burgundy (NZ) signed off his three-year-old season on a high note on Saturday when dealing to his rivals in the $70,000 Group 3 Windsor Park Stud Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa.
Looksmart Breaks Maiden Ranks
23 Apr 2012The promising Pencarrow bred three-year-old Looksmart is on his way to bigger things after breaking his maiden yesterday at Wangaratta in a A$12,000 Maiden (1600m).
Brela Belle Continues Darci’s Hot Run
02 Apr 2012The Pencarrow bred filly Brela Belle continued Darci Brahma’s hot run at stud with a fighting victory in the $12,500 Artistic 1200 at Ellerslie on Saturday after three months away from the track.
Papilio Pockets Black-Type Win
26 Mar 2012Four-year-old Pencarrow Stud bred filly Papilio has continued Pencarrow Racing’s hot run with an impressive victory in Saturday’s $70,000 Listed Valachi Downs South Island Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (1600m).
First Winner for Saperavi
23 Mar 2012The Pencarrow bred sire Saperavi produced his first winner on Thursday when Emily Trimbole took out the 2YO handicap over 1100 metres at Wingatui on debut.
Pure Elegance Stars on Debut
23 Mar 2012The royally-bred Pure Elegance lived up to the promise she had shown in earlier trials today with a dominant debut victory at Waipukurau in a maiden 2YO handicap over 1200 metres.
First Group 1 Winner for Darci Brahma
19 Mar 2012The Pencarrow bred five-time Group 1 winner and sire Darci Brahma achieved a major breakthrough in his stallion career over the weekend with his daughter Artistic providing him with his first Group 1 win in the New Zealand Oaks (2400m).
Burgundy Wins Second Black-Type
12 Mar 2012The Pencarrow bred $1.3 million blue-blooded colt Burgundy (NZ) made a solid return to winning form at Ellerslie on Saturday with a stylish victory in the $50,000 Listed Coolmore Australia Mr Tiz Trophy (1200m).
Chateauneuf Dupape Two from Three in Singapore
06 Mar 2012Tough Darci Brahma three-year-old Chateauneuf Dupape has taken a liking to his new surroundings in Singapore as he made it two wins from just three starts on Friday night at Kranji.
Third Win for Barbadine
27 Feb 2012Giant's Causeway filly Barbadine secured the third win of her career in the Rating 85 Mills Reef Winery Handicap (2300m) at Otaki after going into the race as the favourite on Saturday.
Deliciano & Darci Claim Victory
23 Feb 2012The Darci Brahma three-year-old Deliciano provided a stellar victory for Pencarrow Racing at Dargaville on Wednesday, with the filly perfectly executing the first step in her campaign towards the New Zealand Oaks in March.
Pencarrow Celebrates Leon Casey’s 25 Years
14 Feb 2012This year Peter and Philip Vela’s Pencarrow Stud is celebrating Leon Casey’s 25th anniversary as Stud Manager, a role he commenced with Pencarrow in 1988.
Banchee Heads to the Broodmare Paddock
13 Feb 2012The blue-blooded mare Banchee has been retired to stud, with the Group 1 winner now embarking on the next stage of her stellar career in the broodmare paddock.
Maiden Victory for Sovereign Rose
13 Feb 2012The Pencarrow bred Sovereign Rose claimed the first victory of her career when winning the $5,000 Premium Casing Services Maiden (2000m) at Taranaki on Friday.
Viva Roma & Quinta de Lago Cap Big Week for Pencarrow
30 Jan 2012Trainer Bruce Wallace has continued Pencarrow Racing’s winning streak on the Trentham track with Viva Roma claiming Saturday’s $30,000 GIB Premier (1200m) with James McDonald in the saddle.
Guiseppina’s Group 1 Glory
23 Jan 2012Five-year-old Pencarrow bred filly Guiseppina covered herself in Group 1 glory on Saturday, producing a career-best performance to take the biggest win of her short career thus far in Saturday’s Group 1 Telegraph Handicap (1200m) at Trentham.
Pomellato Cruises Home at Taranaki
19 Jan 2012Racing at Taranaki today saw the Pencarrow Stud owned Pomellato put in a big performance to come from the back to win the $7,000 Bayleys Real Estate Supporting Life Education Trust (1800m).
Chateauneuf Dupape (NZ) Wins Singapore Debut
16 Jan 2012The Pencarrow bred Chateauneuf Dupape (NZ) began his Singapore career in style last night with a bold fighting finish in the $65,000 Initiation Stakes (1100m) at Kranji.
Mahanadi Takes Maiden Victory
12 Jan 2012The well-bred four-year-old Mahanadi broke his maiden status in just his third start today when winning the $8,000 John Martin Memorial Maiden (2180m) at Hokitika.
Banchee Primed for Tauranga Feature
06 Jan 2012James McDonald is using former eight-time Group One winner Mufhasa (NZ) (Pentire) as his measuring stick in sourcing confidence for his ride on Banchee (NZ) (Oratorio) in tomorrow's feature race at Tauranga.
Pencarrow Stud's Blueblood Draft Online
06 Jan 2012Pencarrow Stud's yearlings for New Zealand Bloodstock's 2012 National Yearling Sales Series have been filmed and are now available to be viewed online.
Papilio Back to Winning Form
05 Dec 2011The Pencarrow Stud bred and raced Papilio is back to winning form after putting in a solid performance at Waipukurau on Sunday in the Central FM Mile (1600m) with James McDonald aboard.
Guiseppina Back to her Brilliant Best
25 Nov 2011The Steven Ramsay & Julia Ritchie trained Guiseppina has taken her first win of the season today at the Levin Classic meeting at Otaki in the Listed Chainey's Panasonic Levin Stakes (1200m).
Traded Goes Back to Back
31 Oct 2011The Laurie Laxon and Pencarrow Stud bred Traded took his unbeaten record to two in Australia on the weekend when claiming the Ecolab Southern Highlands Cup (2130m) at Murrumbidgee yesterday.
Dolmabache Takes First Australian Win
28 Oct 2011Pencarrow Racing have taken a number of horses across the Tasman for the spring racing and registered its first success yesterday with Dolmabache winning the Sportsbet.com.au Handicap (1600m) at Ballarat.
Burgundy All Class in Debut Black-Type Win
25 Oct 2011The unbeaten blue-blood colt Burgundy has raced his way to favouritism in the Group 1 NZ 2000 Guineas after an easy win in the Listed Ekraar at Linwood Park Canterbury Stakes (1600m) on Sunday.
Pencarrow Team Eyes up Australia
25 Oct 2011With top Australian spring racing well under way, Pencarrow Racing is looking to contest some of the black-type races on offer with a team of three heading to Melbourne.
Ethereal Honoured on Caulfield Cup Day
14 Oct 2011Pencarrow Stud’s heroine, the four-time Group 1 winner Ethereal, is being honoured at the Melbourne Racing Club’s premier meeting on Saturday with the new Listed Ethereal Stakes set to be run at Caulfield.
Yours Wins the Egmont Cup
10 Oct 2011The Pencarrow bred Yours has taken his first win of the season on Saturday when beating a good field in the $20,000 Open Handicap Linepower Egmont Cup (2000m) at Hawera.
Pencarrow Heavyweights Take Taupo Double
07 Oct 2011Racing at Taupo yesterday has for the second time this season seen Pencarrow Stud and Pencarrow Racing take the spotlight with Banchee and Burgundy both winning their respective races.
Brela Belle Gives Darci Another Win
29 Sep 2011The Frank Ritchie trained Brela Belle broke her maiden status in fine fashion today when winning the Christmas At The Races - 12 Nov & 9 Dec TGA 3YO in the first at Tauranga.
Martial Art Gives Laxon a Share in the Lead
27 Sep 2011The Laurie Laxon trained Martial Art brought up his fourth victory in Singapore over the weekend with an impressive win in the $125,000 STC Open Handicap (2200m).
Banchee Set for Spring Return
20 Sep 2011New Zealand’s 2009/10 Champion Two-Year-Old Banchee has shown that she is on track to make her spring return with a good trial win at Cambridge today for trainer John Sargent.
Burgundy Headlines a Big Day for Pencarrow
14 Sep 2011It was a big day for Pencarrow Racing and Pencarrow Stud at the Taupo meeting today with Burgundy headlining a host of impressive performances.
Cracking Colt for Champion Mare
08 Sep 2011It’s been the meeting of champions with one of Australasia’s darlings of the turf producing a stunning colt by one of Australia’s champion sires.
Burgundy Impresses at Te Teko Trials
02 Sep 2011With the warmer weather drawing a host of promising three-year-olds to the tracks for their spring campaigns, Burgundy is one that that’s attracting plenty of interest as he prepares for his race debut.
Pencarrow Winning Double in Singapore
29 Aug 2011It was a good weekend for Laurie Laxon, Joao Moreira and Pencarrow Racing in Singapore last night, with Quinta de Lago and Gordon Roberts both taking strong wins over middle distances at Kranji.
Banchee On Track for Spring Spoils
18 Aug 2011New Zealand’s 2010 Champion Two-Year-Old Banchee has made a promising start to her four-year-old season with a strong win in an 800 metre jump out this morning.
My Scotsgrey Wins Pencarrow Sponsored Race
15 Aug 2011The running of the $20,000 Open Handicap www.pencarrowstud.co.nz 2100 at Te Rapa on Saturday saw a grand return from the talented stayer and New Zealand Cup winner My Scotsgrey.
Eight to Contest Pencarrow Sponsored Race at Te Rapa
12 Aug 2011Saturday’s feature race meeting at Te Rapa will see the running of the $20,000 Open Handicap www.pencarrowstud.co.nz 2100 with eight horses set to contest the event.
Velas Finalists for 2011 New Zealand Owner of the Year Award
10 Aug 2011After a successful 2010/11 season on the track, Pencarrow Stud principals Peter & Philip Vela are among the three finalists for the award of Owner of the Year at New Zealand’s Thoroughbred Racing Awards later this month.
Good Win for Gordon Roberts
03 Aug 2011The Laurie Laxon trained Gordon Roberts notched up Singapore win number two over the weekend with a brave performance in the Brisbane Racing Club Trophy (2200m) on Chairman’s Trophy night.
Papilio Signals Intentions with Trial Win
03 Aug 2011The Pencarrow bred blue-blood mare Papilio has made a promising start to her spring build up with a solid trial win at Te Teko yesterday, with New Zealand’s 2010/11 Champion Jockey James McDonald aboard.
Prince Conti Retired to Stud
14 Jul 2011The Pencarrow bred blue-blood entire Prince Conti has been secured to stand at Henk and Nienke Smit's Paxton Park in Cambridge for 2011.
First Singapore Win for Gordon Roberts
14 Jun 2011Singapore trainer Laurie Laxon has continued his winning affiliation with Pencarrow Stud horses with Pencarrow part-owned Gordon Roberts winning the STC Class 4 Handicap (2200m) by six lengths.
Micken Another Winner for Darci Brahma
10 Jun 2011The Pencarrow Stud bred and Kevin Myers trained Micken has proven too good for his more seasoned competition on debut in the Race Images Juvenile (1200m) at Timaru yesterday.
Fifth Win for Martial Art
08 Jun 2011Pencarrow sold Martial Art has brought up his fifth career win in style over the weekend in the Singapore TC Revolte Stakes (2000m) at Kranji on Sunday.
Steel Cut Takes Seventh Singapore Victory
10 May 2011Singapore tracks continue to be a happy hunting ground for Steel Cut, with the gelding taking his seventh win on the weekend in the Polytrack Class 5 1200m event.
Promising Vandenne Claims First Win
05 May 2011The promising young filly Vandenne notched up her first career win for the stable yesterday with a tough performance in the $5,000 Hetta Maiden (1400m) at Foxton.
Pencarrow to Offer Quality Draft at NZB May Sale
19 Apr 2011Pencarrow Stud will be offering a quality draft of broodmares at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2011 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale, with 13 entries set to go under the hammer.
Darci Brahma Seals First Stakes Winner
18 Apr 2011The Pencarrow Stud bred, raised and sold Darci Brahma took a big step in his new career as a stallion on Saturday, with his son Darci Be Good becoming the first stakes winner for his young sire.
Viva Roma Salutes at Rotorua
18 Apr 2011Jockey James McDonald and the favourite Viva Roma produced a fine performance to win the Happy Birthday Suzi 1230 from the wide barrier of 11 at Rotorua on Friday.
Big Masterplan Wins in Singapore
12 Apr 2011The Pencarrow Stud bred High Chaparral gelding Big Masterplan notched up a strong win in Singapore on Sunday night in the $35,000 Rocket Man Handicap Maiden (1600m).
Santangelo Makes it Five
06 Apr 2011Trainers Steven Ramsay & Julia Ritchie and jockey James McDonald have continued their winning combination today with Santangelo racing away to bring up her fifth career win in style.
Guiseppina and Ebullient Brilliant at Awapuni
04 Apr 2011Pencarrow Racing had another strong weekend, this time at New Zealand’s feature meeting at Awapuni, with Guiseppina and Ebullient providing the stud with a winning double.
Banchee Heads to Te Aroha Group 1
25 Mar 2011Three-year-old filly Banchee showed she is right on track for her next Group 1 assignment as she secured a commanding win in her trial at Cambridge yesterday.
Guiseppina Far Too Good
17 Mar 2011Those watching the Harveys Real Estate Tokoroa 1400 yesterday would be quick to agree that Guiseppina is a horse that is going places after she demolished a good field by five lengths at Matamata.
Saxon Off to a Flying Start
14 Mar 2011Saxon, a son of the Pencarrow Stud owned mare Jeanetta Cochrane is off to a brilliant start to his stud career, already the sire of four individual two-year-old winners from his first ten runners.
Amaryllis Dominates G3 Darley Plate
07 Mar 2011Pencarrow Racing’s winning streak continued on Saturday with Amaryllis securing deserved black-type success when she romped home in the $100,000 Group 3 Darley Plate (1200m).
Alentejo Breaks Maiden
04 Mar 2011Pencarrow Racing is on fire with action at Awapuni yesterday seeing another winner, with Alentejo saluting the judge after taking her debut win in the $5,000 Gallagher Group Maiden over 1200 metres.
Ebullient Heads a Big Day for Pencarrow
28 Feb 2011It was a strong weekend for Pencarrow Stud with three individual winners and a stakes placing at Saturday’s meeting at Otaki.
Our Ella Belle Gets Group Success
21 Feb 2011Saturday’s $80,000 Group 3 Hooker Pacific Taranaki Cup (1800m) saw Our Ella Belle put in a big performance to gain a most deserved black-type win.
Lord Pyrus Too Strong in Carlyon Cup
14 Feb 2011Lord Pyrus’ Australian Cup campaign took a strong step forward on Saturday as an impressive performance secured him the $125,000 Group 3 Carlyon Cup (1600m) at Caulfield.
Affirmation Scores Singapore Win
07 Feb 2011Trainer Mark Walker continues to pile on the winners on Singapore’s Kranji track with his latest performer Affirmation winning the $55,000 Singapore TC Class 4 Handicap (1400m).
Pencarrow Top of Select Sale
07 Feb 2011The Pencarrow bred colt by Excellent Art from Sadler's Wells mare Magical Moment was the subject of much of the talk around the Karaka Sales complex on Day 3 of the Karaka Select Sale, and justifiably so
Four Pencarrow Colts to Feature at Karaka Select Sale
02 Feb 2011Pencarrow has a draft of four colts that will be presented at the Karaka Select Sale starting today (Wednesday 2 Feb)
Pencarrow's Premier Draft Well-Received at Karaka 2011
02 Feb 2011The 2011 Karaka Premier Sale concluded at Karaka yesterday, with Pencarrow Stud contributing to strong results across the two-day auction showcase.
Martial Art Shows His Chops
23 Jan 2011Pencarrow Racing was represented by the feature winner at Kranji in Singapore on Friday night, when Martial Art clinched the $150,000 Woodlands Classic Stakes.
Five Winners in Four Days for Pencarrow
16 Jan 2011With just two weeks until the National Yearling Sales Series, Pencarrow Stud is doing its best to boast the merits of its product with an impressive five winners and two seconds in just four days.
Amaryllis Seals Win
15 Jan 2011Five-year-old Red Ransom mare Amaryllis justified her race favouritism at Ellerslie today, leading home the five-horse field in the $20,000 Blandford Lodge Yearling Draft 1100m.
First Victory for Dolmabache
14 Jan 2011A strong performance from regally bred filly Dolmabache in the Anderson Family Trust F&M Maiden (1670m) today at Paeroa saw her break her maiden status in fine style.
Our Ella Belle Back to Winning Form
14 Jan 2011Today’s racing at Te Rapa saw Pencarrow’s talented mare Our Ella Belle return to the winners circle after a good effort to win the Vero Insurance Rating 80 (1400m).
Miranda Gold in Kumara
09 Jan 2011The Pencarrow Racing team went on tour to the time-honoured meeting at Kumara on Saturday, and were handsomely rewarded with a gutsy win by Miranda Miss.
Pencarrow Set for Karaka 2011
08 Jan 2011Successful Cambridge breeding nursery Pencarrow Stud is set to be represented at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 85th National Yearling Sales Series by 22 yearlings across the Premier & Select Sales, commencing on Monday 31 January at Karaka.
Fears Nothing Snatches G2 Victory
02 Jan 2011The Pencarrow Stud bred gelding Fears Nothing justified his favouritism in the Group 2 $100,000 Rich Hill Mile with a barnstorming performance on an action-packed New Year’s Day at Ellerslie.
Christmas Carnival Contenders for Pencarrow Stud
24 Dec 2010Keep an eye on these Pencarrow runners over the Christmas Carnivals.
Viva Roma Salutes in Style
23 Dec 2010The fourth on the card at Matamata today, the Central Scaffold 1200, saw a very strong performance from Viva Roma to secure her maiden victory from her second raceday outing.
Via Veneto & Ebullient Impress at Te Rapa
20 Dec 2010The Cliff Grice Nostalgia 1600 saw a good performance from Pencarrow’s Via Veneto to win the fourth on the card at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Aterballeto Shows Promise
16 Dec 2010Promising three-year-old filly Aterballeto flashed home for a tight second place in an exciting finish at her third raceday outing today at Levin.
Miraflores Scores Second Win
10 Dec 2010The Crowded House Party Central Marquee December 27th (1800m) saw Miraflores wrap up a strong day for Pencarrow Stud, notching up their second win of the day.
Pomellato Too Good at Taranaki
09 Dec 2010The Parklands Supervalue Supermarket Rating 80 (1600m) at Taranaki today saw a strong performance from the mare Pomellato to win the event.
Ethereal Son Shows Early Promise
07 Dec 2010The four-year-old gelding by Stravinsky from Melbourne & Caulfield Cups queen, Ethereal, put in a bold performance at the trials at Ellerslie today to win his heat comfortably by two lengths.
Maiden Victory for Pink Beach
06 Dec 2010The Waipukurau Jockey Club played host to its annual Christmas picnic meeting on a sunny Hawke’s Bay day on Sunday, the scene of the maiden victory by Pencarrow filly Pink Beach.
Fears Nothing Wins Again
22 Nov 2010Five-year-old gelding Fears Nothing scored his second victory this preparation when he downed the field in the New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance 1400 at Counties on Saturday by just a short neck.
First Singapore Win for Martial Art
15 Nov 2010Four-year-old Pencarrow bred Martial Art (Tiger Hill x Kwan) broke through for his first win on Singapore soil in last night’s S$75,000 Goodwill Stakes (1800m) at Kranji racecourse.
Bespoke Tailors Win to Perfection
14 Nov 2010The Pencarrow bred colt Bespoke showed a world of grit and courage in yesterday’s Listed Berkley Stud Welcome Stakes at Riccarton to notch up his first stakes success.
Victory All Yours
08 Nov 2010The Pencarrow Stud bred Yours justified his favouritism in the CJC Winning Edge Presentations Handicap (1800m) at Riccarton on Saturday, dashing to a three-and-a-half length victory in the Rating 75 event.
Winning Day for Sercial and Pomellato
04 Nov 2010Racing at Matamata last Friday saw the Pencarrow Stud colours carried to victory on two occasions with Sercial and Pomellato winning their respective races.
Two in a Row for Rock of Solitude
11 Oct 2010Fastnet Rock gelding Rock of Solitude made it two in a row on Saturday in the Leonora JC CJC Engineering Pty Ltd Handicap (1200m).
Pencarrow Shares G1 Glory
05 Oct 2010The Group 1 victory by Herculian Prince across the Tasman on Saturday was also enjoyed closer to home by Pencarrow Stud who bred the gelding’s dam, Sea Island.
Champion Diablo
04 Oct 2010The Pencarrow Stud bred youngster, Encosta Diablo, was the deserved recipient of the South Island Two-Year-Old of the Year Award at the South Island Racing Awards on Friday night in Christchurch.
Ones to Watch At Taupo
04 Oct 2010Keep an eye out for Pencarrow Racing's runners at Taupo this Wednesday (6 October)
Pencarrow Scores Winning Treble
04 Oct 2010Pencarrow Stud has signalled the start of a very promising spring for its thoroughbred product with an impressive three winners on the same day.
Second Win for Barbadine
28 Sep 2010Giant's Causeway filly Barbadine (ex Damson) notched up the second win of her career in the www.dundalkstadium Race over 2000 metres in Dundalk, Ireland last Friday.
Belle Breaks Maiden
12 Sep 2010Pencarrow bred Redoute’s Choice filly Belle Chantecler broke her maiden today with an impressive victory in the 1008m event at Sale.
Banchee Crowned Champion 2YO
04 Sep 2010Following a stellar season to July 2010, star youngster Banchee (Oratorio x Miss Jessie Jay) was crowned Champion 2YO at last night’s Mercedes NZ Thoroughbred Racing Awards at Ellerslie. A winner at her very first outing over 1100m at Ellerslie in
Banchee is Back
03 Sep 2010The newest addition to the Pencarrow Racing string - superstar filly Banchee – has carried the colours of her new owners Peter and Philip Vela for the first time
Diablo Wins Fresh Up
03 Sep 2010The Pencarrow bred three-year-old Encosta Diablo has his first run on the board for the new season
Diablo on Fire for New Season
25 Aug 2010Exciting son of Encosta de Lago, Encosta Diablo, showed he is on track for the new season in his first trial yesterday at Rangiora.
Foaling Season Underway
05 Aug 2010Pencarrow Stud’s foaling season has begun with the stud welcoming its first foal, a healthy filly by More Than Ready from Insouciant on Tuesday night, 3 August.
Super Star Passes Away
05 Aug 2010Superstar Star Dancer has sadly passed away of colic aged 20.
Chief Secretary a Winner in Singapore
14 Jul 2010Pencarrow Stud bred Chief Secretary broke maiden ranks with a convincing win in the $65,000 Emirates Prague Stakes (1600m) in Singapore on Sunday.
Zealous Jumps to Victory
14 Jun 2010Pencarrow Stud bred Zealous broke his maiden status with a very impressive win in the Hamilton RC Maiden Hurdle on Tuesday 8 June.
Miss Sivivatu's Sister Wins Italian Oaks
02 Jun 2010Adding to her already impressive pedigree page Miss Sivivatu’s full sister Contredanse has taken out the Group Two Italian Oaks
Keeping Up His Tally
24 May 2010Capping off his consistent form, Keeper’s Tally made light work of his opposition yesterday at Hawera
Gordon Roberts Trumps Consistent Form
14 May 2010Showing his preference for easing in the ground, the lightly tried Gordon Roberts trumped his consistent form to secure a well deserved win yesterday at Wanganui
Pencarrow Top NZB Broodmare Sale
07 May 2010Buyers and breeders at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale showed just how keen they were to be able to buy into the bloodlines of Pencarrow’s broodmare band, with the Stud the leading broodmare vendor of the
Star 2YO Filly Acquired by Pencarrow
05 May 2010The season’s outstanding two-year-old filly Banchee has been sold by Sam Kelt to Peter and Philip Vela of Pencarrow Stud.
Pencarrow Colours to the Fore in Ireland
04 May 2010Flying the colours of Pencarrow Stud in Ireland Barbadine broke through the maiden ranks at her third start.
Amaryllis Continues Winning Way.
26 Apr 2010The combination of Mark Walker, Alvin Ng and Pencarrow Stud’s Amaryllis once again proved too strong
Madeline Noblet Fights Fresh.
16 Apr 2010The John Symons and Sheila Laxon trained Pencarrow mare Madeline Noblet has dug deep to record her second win from 14 starts
Opportunity Aplenty from Pencarrow at NZB May Sale
16 Apr 2010Pencarrow Stud will be offering a choice selection of well bred mares at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale at Karaka
Win Number Five for Amaryllis
16 Apr 2010Pencarrow’s star four-year-old, Amaryllis, notched up another win to add to her impressive tally today at Arawa Park
Bon Genie Breaks Through
06 Apr 2010The lightly-tried Pencarrow filly Bon Genie broke through for her first win at New Plymouth on Thursday.
Ensoleille Wins With Ease
22 Mar 2010Pencarrow Stud bred and owned Ensoleille (Van Nistlerooy x Cheerful by Starway) eased away to an easy victory at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Eighth Winner for Romanee Conti
19 Mar 2010Latinus (Johar x Romanee Conti, by Sir Tristram) became the eighth individual winner for Pencarrow matron Romanee Conti
Yours Wins Waverly Cup
15 Mar 2010Pencarrow Stud-bred Yours (Van Nistelrooy x Pavan, by Centaine) returned to his very best form on Sunday
Posavina Potent in G3 Lowland
08 Mar 2010A positively ridden Posavina proved too potent for her opposition in the Group 3 Homebush Partnership Masterton Lowland Stakes
Amaryllis Adds Fourth Win
22 Feb 2010Pencarrow four-year-old, Amaryllis (Red Ransom x Lafleur, by Zabeel), kept up her amazing consistency
Miranda Doesn't Miss
22 Feb 2010It was a day for the Pencarrow four-year-olds on Sunday at Wairoa, with Miranda Miss joining her stable mate, Amaryllis, in the winners’ circle.
Pomellato Judges Maiden to Perfection
19 Feb 2010Pomellato (Zabeel x Diamond Habit, by Green Desert) became the 12th Pencarrow Racing team-member to break their maiden this season
Pencarrow Produce Double in Malaysia
17 Feb 2010Pencarrow-breds claimed a double in Selangor, Malaysia, on Monday
First Win for Miraflores
15 Feb 2010Three-year-old filly Miraflores (Johar x Marie Claire, by O’Reilly) broke her maiden on Friday in promising style
Karaka 2010: Pencarrow Stud Amongst Leading Vendors
12 Feb 2010The quality of thoroughbred being bred and raised at Pencarrow Stud was again rewarded in the Karaka Sale ring last week
Quinta Doubles Up
11 Feb 2010The Pencarrow racing team chalked up another winner yesterday when Quinta De Lago (Encosta De Lago x Slip Sliding, by Thunder Gulch) made it two wins in a row at Te Awamutu.
Amaryllis All the Way at Avondale
05 Feb 2010Pencarrow Stud bred and owned Amaryllis recorded her third career win today, taking out the Clive and Barbara Thomson 1200 at Avondale.
Pencarrow Yearlings Travel to Karaka 2010
26 Jan 2010Pencarrow Stud’s 20 strong yearling draft have completed their education and preparation and are today headed for the Karaka sale grounds
Bibulous Bites Back
14 Jan 2010Bibulous (Faltaat x Battocchi, by Success Express) was back at Te Rapa today and back in the winner’s circle when finishing powerfully to take the $7,000 Vero Insurance (1400m).
Pezzaglia Pointed at Desert Gold
14 Jan 2010Pezzaglia (High Chaparral x Paolino, by Housebuster) gave Pencarrow back to back wins today at Te Rapa when she accelerated from a seemingly impossible position to win the Technical Welding Services (1200m).
Quinta De Lago Progresses
10 Jan 2010Quinta De Lago (Encosta De Lago x Slip Sliding, by Thunder Gulch) returned to the winner’s circle on Friday at Rotorua
Noble Manor Aimed at Group 3
06 Jan 2010Pencarrow-bred Noble Manor (Stravinsky x Sarwatch, by Jetball) proved he is on target for Singapore’s Group 3 Three Rings Trophy on 29 January
Stalking Tough as Teak in Taupo Cup
30 Dec 2009Pencarrow-bred Stalking (Van Nistelrooy x Dance My Dance, by Sadler’s Wells) fired too many guns for his competitors in the Harvey’s Real Estate Taupo Cup (1950m) at Taupo this afternoon.
Lord Pyrus Delivers Christmas Gift
24 Dec 2009Ultra consistent Pencarrow-bred galloper Lord Pyrus (Pyrus x Eminent Walk, by Gaius) delivered the perfect Christmas gift for his connections yesterday when winning in Melbourne.
Posavina Sets Off on Oaks Dream
16 Dec 2009Pencarrow bred and raced Posavina (Tiger Hill x Dance My Dance, by Sadler’s Wells) broke her maiden status at Ellerslie on Sunday in a one and a quarter length romp over 1600m.
Course Record for Noble Manor in Singapore
14 Dec 2009Pencarrow Stud-bred Noble Manor ran an equal course record time on the polytrack at Kranji on Friday night to win his S$125,000 1000m event in 0:59.00
Gordon Gets Back to Best
03 Dec 2009Gordon Roberts (Encosta De Lago x Gordon’s, by Kaapstad) got his NZ Derby aspirations back on track when winning the BNZ Partners Maiden (1600m) today at Matamata.
Martial Art Marches On
30 Nov 2009Pencarrow-bred Martial Art (Tiger Hill x Kwan, by Sadler’s Wells) was taken to the home of the Group 1 NZ Derby, Ellerslie Racecourse, on Saturday
Kirin Belle Now a Group 2 Grand-Dam
26 Nov 2009The stocks of Pencarrow’s Kirin Belle (McGinty x Heidi Belle, by Copenhagen II) continue to rise
Foaling Concludes at Pencarrow
23 Nov 2009Foaling at Pencarrow Stud concluded last week on a bright note when Grand Echezeaux (Zabeel x Richebourg, by Vice Regal)) produced a bay colt by New Zealand’s leading sire this season, Pins.
Pezzaglia Joins High Chaparral March
23 Nov 2009Pezzaglia (High Chaparral x Paolino, by Housebuster) gave her young sire High Chaparral another impressive three-year-old winner when she defeated a maiden field of 12 three-year-old fillies yesterday at Te Rapa.
Affirmation of Talent
20 Nov 2009Affirmation (Fastnet Rock x Affirmed Lane, by Affirmed) gave Pencarrow Stud its seventh winner in seven days
Truesdale Makes it Six in a Week for Pencarrow
19 Nov 2009Pencarrow-bred and sold Truesdale (Zabeel x Anakela Bay, by Fairy King) won his second consecutive race in Queensland yesterday to give Pencarrow Stud its sixth winner in seven days.
Via Veneto Delivers on Debut
18 Nov 2009Pencarrow bred and raced filly Via Veneto (Cape Cross x Shopping Spree, by Sadler’s Wells) trekked to the Taranaki to make her debut appearance in the Marsh Ltd Maiden 3YO (1400m), and didn’t disappoint.
Pencarrow-breds Provide on Premier Weekend
16 Nov 2009Pencarrow-breds scored impressive victories on three metropolitan tracks over the weekend
Rock of Solitude Shows Grit
13 Nov 2009Three-year-old Pencarrow-bred Rock of Solitude (Fastnet Rock x Oh So Precious, by Sadler’s Wells) showed grit and determination
Breeders’ Cup Bonus for Pencarrow
09 Nov 2009Thoroughbred racing’s world championships, the Breeders’ Cup, took place at Santa Anita, California, over the weekend and the very first event brought about a significant update to the pedigree of Pencarrow broodmare Silver and Roses
Let Loushe Bold
06 Nov 2009Following on from Pencarrow’s success with Tintern at Flemington, was the bold performance of Let Loushe (Black Minnaloushe x Pavan, by Centaine)
Pencarrow Bred Strikes at Flemington
05 Nov 2009Pencarrow bred and sold Tintern (Pins x Annie Daly, by Spinning World) showed he is back to his best this preparation when beating a strong field of fifteen
Our Ella Belle Now Stakes Placed
27 Oct 2009Leading Group 1 New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas (1600m) hopeful, Our Ella Belle (Encosta De Lago x Kirin Belle, by McGinty), gained valuable black-type at Riccarton on Sunday
Martial Art Crushes Maiden Field
22 Oct 2009Martial Art (Tiger Hill x Kwan, by Sadler’s Wells) placed a big and bold DERBY stamp beside his name today when crushing a 1400m maiden field
Big Maverick Grabs Singapore Group 1
21 Oct 2009Pencarrow bred and sold Big Maverick (O'Reilly x Ajfan by Woodman) took out the feature race in Singapore over the weekend
Pencarrow Racing to the Fore at Taupo
08 Oct 2009Six of Pencarrow’s racing team headed to Taupo in search of a good track to really settle in to the new season
Our Ella Belle Guineas Bound
05 Oct 2009Pencarrow bred and raced three-year-old filly Our Ella Belle (Encosta De Lago x Kirin Belle, by McGinty) scored an eye catching maiden victory
Win Rewards El Gitano’s Consistency
29 Sep 2009Pencarrow-bred gelding El Gitano (Black Minnaloushe x Tamarino, by Caerleon) recorded his second career win at Ellerslie on Saturday which took his earnings to $26,333.
Pencarrow Maidens Prove Fertile in First Season
23 Sep 2009Well-related and well-performed Pencarrow maiden mares Insouciant (Keeper x Loudenne, by Palace Music) and Mirandola (O’Reilly x Paolino, by Housebuster) have both been tested in-foal to their respective mates in mid-September.
Madeleine Noblet Breaks Maiden Decisively
21 Sep 2009Richly bred Madeleine Noblet (No Excuse Needed x Romanee Conti) broke through for her maiden win on Saturday for her new trainer Sheila Laxon
Pencarrow Colt Jumps to Head of Karaka Million Order
21 Sep 2009Speedy Encosta de Lago two-year-old Encosta Diablo (Encosta De Lago x Devil’s Lair, by Sir Tristram) - a $600,000 purchase by David Ellis at the 2009 Karaka Premier Sale - scored impressively on debut
Ethereal To Visit Pins This Spring
18 Sep 2009Waikato Stud sire Pins (Snippets) has been confirmed as the mate for Pencarrow Stud’s cups queen Ethereal in 2009.
Sarwatch Clan Foal Together
18 Sep 2009On Tuesday Pencarrow Stud welcomed fillies into the world from Group 2 ARC Royal Stakes winner Sarwatch (Jetball) and two of her daughters
Pencarrow Duo Triumphant at Taupo
11 Sep 2009The Pencarrow racing team turned out in force at Taupo’s Wednesday meeting with five fillies and mares resuming race-day and all performing admirably.
Trial Win for Rock of Solitude
08 Sep 2009Pencarrow-bred colt Rock of Solitude won his first trial with ease yesterday for trainer David Hayes.
Ethereal Foals a Healthy Filly
03 Sep 2009In a week which saw top race-mares Makybe Diva and Miss Andretti both foal, Ethereal last night joined the high profile mares by foaling down a healthy filly by Australia’s Champion sire Encosta de Lago.
Fears Nothing Now Melbourne Bound
28 Aug 2009Pencarrow bred Fears Nothing (Faltaat x Magical Moment, by Sadler’s Wells) returned to the track yesterday at Foxton for his first start as a four-year-old
Noble Manor Wins Battle
24 Aug 2009Pencarrow bred Noble Manor (Stravinsky x Sarwatch, by Jetball) provided young Kiwi jockey James McDonald with his first winning ride in Singapore on Friday night
Pencarrow Speed Duo Go Head to Head in Singapore
21 Aug 2009Two speedsters bred and sold by Pencarrow Stud go head to head in Singapore’s feature race tonight.
Amaryllis Returns
19 Aug 2009Pencarrow bred and raced Amaryllis (Red Ransom x Lafleur, by Zabeel) returned to the racetrack yesterday at the Te Teko trials
Miss Sivivatu: Set Sail adds Group 1 placing
19 Aug 2009Sourced in Europe, Miss Sivivatu (Danehill Dancer x Ahdaab, by Rahy) joined the Pencarrow racing team
Pencarrow Breeding Season Begins on Bright Note
03 Aug 2009Pencarrow Stud’s 2009 breeding season got underway at the weekend when the stud welcomed its first foal
Noble Manor Is All Speed
20 Jul 2009Noble Manor (Stravinsky x Sarwatch, by Jetball) returned to his favoured 1200m distance and immediately returned to the winner’s circle at Kranji on Friday night.
Big Run by Big Maverick in Singapore Derby
14 Jul 2009Pencarrow-bred Big Maverick (O’Reilly x Ajfan, by Woodman) put up a big performance to run second in the Group 1 Singapore Derby (2000m) on Sunday.
Early Foaling Mares Return to Pencarrow
09 Jul 2009Mares due to foal in August returned to Pencarrow Stud this week ahead of the highly anticipated new breeding season.
Insouciant and Mirandola Cross the Ditch
07 Jul 2009Pencarrow Stud’s recent racetrack retirees Insouciant and Mirandola have crossed the Tasman Sea to begin their stud careers in Australia.
Pencarrow Fillies Follow in Ethereal’s Footsteps
03 Jul 2009Pencarrow bred and raced half sisters to Ethereal, Madeleine Noblet and an unnamed three-year-old by Montjeu, have crossed the Tasman to join the stable of Sheila Laxon
Lord Pyrus Now Three from Five
19 Jun 2009Lord Pyrus (Pyrus x Eminent Walk, by Gaius) won his third race from just five starts when he backed up to score his second consecutive win at Cranbourne over the weekend.
Lord Pyrus Makes It Two from Four
02 Jun 2009Pencarrow-bred galloper Lord Pyrus (Pyrus x Eminent Walk, by Gaius) took his winning strike rate to 50% when he won at Cranbourne over 1400m on Sunday.
Darci Brahma Weanlings Well Received
21 May 2009Pencarrow Stud-bred Darci Brahma (Danehill x Grand Echezeaux, by Zabeel) has been a pin-up boy his whole life.
Break Free Gifted with Speed
13 May 2009Gifted sprinter Break Free (Fasliyev – Tehama, by Centaine) took out the feature race at Singapore on Friday night
Battocchi Two-Year-Old Wins with Ease
08 May 2009Pencarrow raced and bred horses made a huge impression at trials staged at Rotorua yesterday by winning four trials
Heyerdahl Clears Maiden by Six
30 Apr 2009Pencarrow bred and owned Heyerdahl (Pins – Tamarino, by Caerleon) could not have been more impressive in clearing her maiden status at Hawkes Bay today.
Garder L’Amour Wows in Win
21 Apr 2009Garder L’Amour (Keeper – Latino L’Amour, by Diesis) franked her winning trials form by finishing fiercely to win her very first start at Counties on Friday.
Noble Manor Too Classy in Singapore
15 Apr 2009The Pencarrow-bred three-year-old Noble Manor proved too classy in the Kranji Stakes C over 1200 metres on Saturday to record his third win in Singapore.
Speedy Star: Like Father Like Son
03 Apr 2009Speedy Star (Falbrav – Macchiato, by Night Shift) won his second consecutive 1650m race, the Tsui Ping Handicap, in Hong Kong on Wednesday
Santangelo Strikes Again
24 Mar 2009Pencarrow Stud-bred and owned Santangelo (Lonhro – Lucky Be Lucky, by Strom Cat) recorded her second win on the trot, taking out the Hills Haden Valuers ‘1300’ for three-year-olds at Tauranga on Saturday.
Pencarrow Fillies Off for Education
20 Mar 2009Pencarrow Stud’s policy of racing the majority of the fillies that they breed ensures that every year, around this time, there is a buzz in the air
Grand-Daughter of Trotanoy Crossing Tasman for G.1
13 Mar 2009Bacchanal Woman (Encosta De Lago – M’Lady Fonteyn, by Zabeel), a grand-daughter of Pencarrow Stud’s Listed Canterbury Belle Stakes winner Trotanoy (Lord Seymour), is heading to New Zealand
Break Free on Form in Singapore
10 Mar 2009Pencarrow Stud-bred Break Free (Fasliyev – Tehama, by Centaine) continued his fantastic form in Singapore on Friday night
Pencarrow Expecting in 2009
05 Mar 2009Pencarrow Stud is expecting some fine additions to their breed this spring, and all of them, along with pedigree and foaling dates, are now available on the website.
Dominic Li Has Pencarrow Success
23 Feb 2009IDL Racing’s Dominic Li was rewarded for his faith in Pencarrow Stud-bred yearlings when Coppa Del Mondo cruised to victory
Miranda Miss to Follow the Footsteps
23 Feb 2009An impressive win first time out for Miranda Miss (Reset – Marie Claire, by O’Reilly) could see her follow in the footsteps of her close relative Arrabeea
Vela, Wyborn & Farmer Combination Strike Again
12 Feb 2009The recent success of horses in the ownership of Peter and Philip Vela, Mark Wyborn and Trevor Farmer has been impressive
Filly with Residual Stays in New Zealand
11 Feb 2009The filly with all the residual value in the world, Lot 236 at Karaka 2009, the Pins filly from Silver and Roses, will remain in New Zealand
Karaka 2009: Pencarrow Stud Bucks Trend
10 Feb 2009Karaka 2009 held up very well given the current world economic conditions, but this still saw an adjustment in the market by some 30% from the record aggregate of $111,148,850 in 2008 to $74,624,700 in 2009.
Speedy Star Steps Up
05 Feb 2009Speedy Star stepped up in distance to 1650m at his sixth start in Hong Kong last night,
Karaka 2009 Review
02 Feb 2009The Karaka 2009 Premier Yearling Sale provided a great result for Pencarrow Stud who sold all of the nineteen strong yearling draft at the auction.
Santangelo: Jumps, Settles, Wins
02 Feb 2009Santangelo proved she was up to the very best sprinting three-year-olds in New Zealand
Stalking no Sitting Duck
27 Jan 2009Stalking may have led the field throughout yesterday at Te Teko but he proved to be much more than a sitting duck in the home straight
Noble Manor Two for Two in Singapore
24 Jan 2009Noble Manor (Stravinsky – Sarwatch, by Jetball) made it two wins from two starts in Singapore overnight when he galloped to victory in a 1600m progressive race at Kranji.
Ensoleille Shines Through
21 Jan 2009Ensoleille broke through for her maiden victory today in tip top fashion, winning the www.sunsmart.org.nz Stayers Maiden by four and a half lengths at Hawkes Bay.
Pencarrow Present Only Yearling From a Sunday Silence Mare at Karaka
21 Jan 2009The emphatic five length win by two-year-old More Joyous on debut in Sydney for Gai Waterhouse over the weekend reflected the next wave of dominance by champion sire, Sunday Silence, as a broodmare sire.
Noble Manor Win Highlights Pencarrow Yearling
13 Jan 2009Noble Manor’s hard fought success in Singapore over the weekend highlighted the wonderful success of the Riverina Charm family developed by Pencarrow Stud.
Pencarrow Karaka Million Prospects
12 Jan 2009The $1,000,000 Karaka Million race day provides an outstanding opportunity for the New Zealand thoroughbred industry
Noble Manor Wins In Singapore
11 Jan 2009Smart Pencarrow Stud-bred galloper Noble Manor, pictured, has made a winning entry into the Singapore racing scene.
Hay And Pencarrow Enjoy More Success
30 Dec 2008Ashburton trainer Jan Hay continued her long-time successful association with Pencarrow Stud's horses with the win by consistent mare Voliera
First Win For Concinnity
28 Dec 2008Regally-bred Pencarrow Stud bred-and-owned four-year-old mare Concinnity (Rock Of Gibraltar x Anatomy) scored the first win of her racing career
Amaryllis No Prima Donna
22 Dec 2008Amaryllis resumed from a two month break away from the races to win the Rating 70 Lodge City Rentals 1200 (1200m) against older horses at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Yours Latest Addition to Proven Oaks Family
18 Dec 2008Yours, a Pencarrow Stud bred gelding, won his second race today in the Shuzohra Handicap at Otaki, highlighting one of Pencarrow’s foundation mares, Tiffany Rose.
Bibulous: Two In A Row
15 Dec 2008Bibulous made it two wins in a row at Te Rapa, a track where the gelding has fashioned a superb record.
Another Te Rapa Win For Bibulous
14 Dec 2008Pencarrow Stud owned-and-bred Bibulous (Faltaat x Battochi)made it back-to-back wins at Te Rapa with a fine victory in the Curraghmore Stud Handicap (1400m) on the course on Saturday.
Pencarrow Yearling a Super Sire Prospect
12 Dec 2008Pencarrow Stud will offer a Redoute’s Choice colt at Karaka 2009 that will appeal to an international buying bench given his sire potential.
Berlin Belle Breaks Through
11 Dec 2008Pencarrow Stud owned and bred Berlin Belle broke through for her maiden victory yesterday in Australia.
Santangelo First for Walker
04 Dec 2008The PGG Wrightson 1200 at Matamata Racecourse today was full of firsts for Pencarrow Stud and connections.
Another Big Win For Maverick
02 Dec 2008Pencarrow Stud-bred Big Maverick has landed another major race win in Singapore.
Bibulous: Consistency Pays Off
10 Nov 2008Pencarrow Stud owned and bred Bibulous (Faltaat – Battocchi) was rewarded for his consistency over his five start career with a stellar victory in the Tables on the River Restaurant Maiden (1400m) at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Quinta Quite Something
04 Nov 2008Three year old colt Quinta de Lago (Encosta De Lago – Slip Sliding (Thunder Gulch)) may be out of a half-sister to Champion American two-year-old speed machine and successful sire Dehere (Deputy Minister), but he is showing a real aptitude for the lo
Silver and Roses- the Hope Diamond
04 Nov 2008The world record price of US14 million dollars for reigning US Broodmare-Of-The-Year Better Than Honour (Deputy Minister – Blush With Pride (Blushing Groom) bodes well for Pencarrow Stud who own a half-sister to the record breaker.
Terroir- a 'real sense of place' in the winner's circle
04 Nov 2008The superbly bred Terroir (Danehill – Lucky Be Lucky (Storm Cat)) snatched victory by a nose in the South Canterbury RC Eureka Trust Dash Rating 85 on Sunday.
First Stakeswinner for Le Bec Fin
26 Oct 2008Pencarrow Stud bred sire Le Bec Fin has recorded his first stakeswinner with the Group 2 victory by Skirmish
Kudamm on Track with Win at Te Aroha
22 Oct 2008The Pencarrow Stud owned Kudamm (4m Cape Cross-Shopping Spree(Sadler’s Wells)) relished the step up to 1600m today with a powerful finish over the concluding stages of the Donaghey’s Lesson “1600” at Te Aroha.
Insouciant Aiming For Telegraph
21 Oct 2008Last season's New Zealand Bloodstock Filly Of The Year Insouciant will be given a spell from racing.
Kudamm Targets Cuddle Stakes
21 Oct 2008In-form Pencarrow Stud-owned mare Kudamm will be on trial at Wednesday's Te Aroha meeting for a start in the Group 3 Cuddle Stakes at Trentham on Melbourne Cup day (November 4).
Recent Notable Foals At Pencarrow
21 Oct 2008Pencarrow Stud announces the arrival of some notable foals in the past few days.
Abbey Way Aiming For Rich Mile
15 Oct 2008Last Saturday's Hawera winner Abbey Way is heading south in search of Group 2 honours at Riccarton in November.
First Foal For Bartolomeo
15 Oct 2008Well-bred mare Bartolomeo has produced her first foal - a bay colt by Commands - at Pencarrow Stud.
Notable Weekend Foalings At Pencarrow Stud
13 Oct 2008The weekend's foalings at Pencarrow Stud have included several notable newborns.
Deserved Win For Abbey Way
11 Oct 2008Lightly raced four-year-old Abbey Way (NZ) (Encosta De Lago x Forlorna) returned to the winners' circle at the Hawera race-meeting on Saturday.
Grand Echezeaux Has Bay Colt
08 Oct 2008Grand Echezeaux, the dam of five-time Group 1 winner Darci Brahma, has produced a bay colt at Pencarrow Stud.
Let Loushe Wins in Melbourne
29 Sep 2008Pencarrow bred five-year-old Let Loushe paired with Luke Nolan to record his first win of the new season for trainer Lee Freedman.
Left Standing Leaves Them Cold
26 Sep 2008Stravinsky three-year-old Left Standing broke his maiden in Queensland earlier in the week, sealing victory at his first outing of the new season.
Pencarrow Scores Winning Pair
25 Sep 2008Pencarrow breds Kudamm and Don Garcia flew the flag for the Stud at Otaki today, each one sealing a win for breeders Peter & Philip Vela, trainer Mark Walker and jockey Opie Bosson.
Velvet And Satin Produces First Foal
22 Sep 2008Multiple stakes performer Velvet And Satin has produced her first foal at Pencarrow Stud.
Bettws Banks Win for Hayes Stable
18 Sep 2008The Pencarrow Stud bred Zabeel colt Bettws ran a strong race yesterday to finish three lengths ahead of the field in the Class 2 Handicap at Gawler in South Australia.
First Foal For Filante Etoile
18 Sep 2008Australian stakes-winning mare Filante Etoile has produced her first foal at Pencarrow Stud.
J'Adane In Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
18 Sep 2008Pencarrow Stud-bred mare J'Adane has managed to sneak into the field for Saturday's Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield for what will be just her second appearance in a year.
Debut Win for Break Free
15 Sep 2008Singapore based three-year-old Break Free made it the perfect start to his race career at Kranji on Friday night, with a debut win in the WFA event over 1200m.
Insouciant To Continue Racing
02 Sep 2008Last season's New Zealand Bloodstock Filly Of The Year Insouciant will continue racing.
Pencarrow Pair For Te Rapa
01 Sep 2008The Pencarrow Stud bred-and-owned gallopers Abbey Way and Kudamm will be in action at Wednesday's Te Rapa meeting.
Mudgway D Day For Insouciant
29 Aug 2008Peter and Philip Vela of Pencarrow Stud will have no hesitation in adding their valuable four-year-old mare, Insouciant, to their broodmare band
Filly Of The Year Presentation
15 Aug 2008The New Zealand Bloodstock Filly Of The Year trophy (pictured) was presented to the owners of Insouciant at the Mercedes Thoroughbred Racing Awards dinner in Hamilton on Friday night.
Highview Stakes Plan For Amaryllis
13 Aug 2008The smart debut win by exciting three-year-old filly Amaryllis (Red Ransom x Lafleur)has given plenty of encouragement for Matamata trainer Mark Walker to set her for next month's Gr. 3 Highview Stakes at Hastings.
Satisfactory Run By Insouciant
13 Aug 2008Reigning New Zealand Bloodstock Filly Of The Year Insouciant didn't lose too many admirers with her fourth placing behind Mufhasa at today's Taupo Racing Club meeting.
First Foal For Promethean
12 Aug 2008The handy performer, Promethean (Grand Lodge x Sarwatch) has produced her first foal - a bay filly by five-time Gr. 1 winner Darci Brahma - at Pencarrow Stud on Tuesday afternoon.
Top Pencarrrow Team At Taupo Meeting
12 Aug 2008Pencarrow Stud will have a strong line-up of four runners at Wednesday's Taupo Racing Club meeting held at Taupo.
Darci Brahma Foal Born At Pencarrow
11 Aug 2008The team at Pencarrow Stud are excited to see the arrival of a foal by five-time Group 1 winner Darci Brahma on the Hamilton-based stud farm early Monday.
Pencarrow Prominent At Te Teko Trials
05 Aug 2008Reigning New Zealand Bloodstock Filly Of The Year Insouciant (Keeper x Loudenne) finished a nice second behind quality stablemate Princess Coup in an open catchweight trial at Te Teko on Tuesday.
Pencarrow Quartet Gallop At Taupo
30 Jul 2008Four Pencarrow Stud owned-and-bred horses - including 2007/08 NZ Bloodstock Filly Of The Year Insouciant - headed to Taupo last Friday for a gallop.
Big Maverick Finishes Brave Second
28 Jul 2008Pencarrow Stud-bred Big Maverick has finished a brave second in the final leg of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Triple Crown series at Kranji racecourse.
Group 1 Award For Pencarrow Stud
28 Jul 2008Pencarrow Stud was the recipient of a prestigious Group 1 award at the Waikato breeders annual dinner held in Hamilton on Friday night.
Big Maverick Shoots For Triple Crown
26 Jul 2008Having dominated both of the first two legs, the Pencarrow Stud-bred gelding Big Maverick (NZ) (Ajfan by Woodman) will shoot for a clean sweep of the Singapore 3YO Challenge Series at Kranji racecourse on Sunday.
Alumni Award For Peter Vela
22 Jul 2008The University of Waikato has much pleasure bestowing the award of 2008 Distinguished Alumni on Peter Vela
Group 1 Award Awaits Pencarrow
11 Jul 2008Pencarrow Stud will be a recipient of one of the coveted trophies at the Waikato Breeders' annual Cathay Pacific Group 1 dinner being held at the Kingsgate Hotel in Hamilton on Friday July 25.
El Gitano Wins at Rotorua
10 Jul 2008The Pencarrow Stud bred gelding El Gitano broke his maiden at Rotorua last week, with a win in the 1600m event for his owner IDL Racing.
Insouciant on Target for Spring Campaign
08 Jul 2008New Zealand's reigning three-year-old Filly of the Year, Insouciant (Keeper x Loudenne), showed she is right on target for her spring campaign with a win in her trial at Cambridge today.
J'Adane Set For Return To Racing
07 Jul 2008Top quality Pencarrow Stud-bred mare J'Adane (Danehill x Affirmed Lane) is expected to make her much-awaited return to racing next month.
Sohna Wins In Hong Kong
03 Jul 2008Sean Woods-trained Sohna (Canny Lad x Zinarush) was in the winners' circle in a HK$590,000 event at the Hong Kong Jockey Club's race-meeting at Sha Tin on Tuesday night.
Insouciant Making Excellent Progress
30 Jun 2008This season's New Zealand Bloodstock "Filly Of The Year", Insouciant, is coming up very well in her new preparation.
Big Maverick On Target For Clean Sweep
29 Jun 2008Pencarrow Stud-bred Big Maverick, pictured left, has easily won the second leg of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge putting him on target to take out the "Triple Crown".
Foaling Mares Return To Pencarrow
16 Jun 2008A number of broodmares due to foal in the coming season have returned to Pencarrow Stud in recent days.
Laxon Can't Wait For Other Legs
15 Jun 2008Top trainer Laurie Laxon and jockey Saimee Jumaat can't wait for the other legs of the Three-Year-Old Challenge to come around for top-class three-year-old Big Maverick.
Steel Cut Wins Kranji Stakes
15 Jun 2008Pencarrow Stud has celebrated another feature race win in Singapore with Steel Cut (Danehill x Miller's Pride) taking out the S$75,000 Kranji Stakes over 1200 metres on Friday night.
Casino Drive Targets Breeders' Cup
11 Jun 2008With Casino Drive's Belmont hopes halted by a stone bruise, his connections confirm that he is now likely to target the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on 25 October.
Big Maverick Wins First Leg Of Triple Crown
09 Jun 2008Pencarrow Stud-bred Big Maverick (O'Reilly x Ajfan) has enhanced his fine record by winning the first leg of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge at Kranji Racetrack on Friday night.
Pencarrow Interest In Belmont Stakes
06 Jun 2008New Zealand's Pencarrow Stud will take particularly close interest in the performance of Casino Drive who will be looking to continue a fine family tradition in Sunday's Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park in New York.
Saperavi To Stand At Willow Glen
18 May 2008Pencarrow Stud-bred Saperavi will join the stallion ranks at Willow Glen in South Canterbury this year.
Two Cambridge Trials Winners for Pencarrow
15 May 2008Two of Pencarrow Stud's two-year-old fillies were successful in their trials at Cambridge on Wednesday, both under the tutelage of Te Akau Stables' Mark Walker.
Pencarrow Yearling Fillies Broken In
25 Apr 2008A number of exciting rising two-year-old Pencarrow Stud-owned fillies are currently being broken in.
Encouraging Debut By Kudaam
23 Apr 2008Pencarrow Stud owned-and-bred Kudaam made an encouraging debut effort at today's Matamata meeting running fourth after having to overcome a wide draw.
Big Maverick Seals Fourth Singapore Win
15 Apr 2008Showing his class once again to Singapore race goers, Big Maverick won fresh up in Friday’s S$75,000 Class Three Stakes over 1400m at Kranji to make it an impressive four wins from eight starts.
Insouciant Aiming For Stoney Bridge Stakes
13 Apr 2008The 2007/08 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly Of The Year Insouciant (Keeper x Loudenne)will be aimed at the Group 1 Stoney Bridge Stakes (1600m) at Hastings next spring.
Regally-Bred Uberalles Retired To Stud
13 Apr 2008Last year's Group 1 New Zealand Derby placegetter, Uberalles, has been retired to stud.
Insouciant Wins Filly Of The Year Title
16 Mar 2008Pencarrow Stud owned-and-bred three-year-old filly Insouciant (Keeper x Loudenne) has claimed the title of the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly Of The Year for the 2007/08 season.
Cambridge Trials Winners for Pencarrow
12 Mar 2008Three Pencarrow bred two-year-olds looked on track at Cambridge yesterday, with wins in their respective trials.
Huluava Another Pins Winner for Pencarrow
28 Feb 2008While Pencarrow-bred Tintern was winning across the Tasman on Wednesday, back at home his sire Pins was also represented by the Pencarrow-bred Huluava in the winners circle.
Tintern Aiming For Cadbury Guineas
26 Feb 2008Well-bred gelding Tintern (Pins x Annie Daly) stormed home to an outstanding win at Sandown on Wednesday for prominent Melbourne owner Lloyd Williams.
Pencarrow Success In Matamata Breeders Stakes
23 Feb 2008Pencarrow Stud is celebrating the win of well-bred filly Te Akau Coup in Saturday's Group 2 $120,000 Robin, Duke Of Bedford Matamata Breeders' Stakes (1200m) at Matamata.
Fastnet Rock Tops Pencarrow Yearling Draft
30 Jan 2008The Fastnet Rock x Affirmed Lane colt was the highest-priced yearling sold by Pencarrow Stud at the 2008 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales at Karaka.
Day One Of 2008 Karaka Yearling Sales
29 Jan 2008Pencarrow Stud's leading priced lot on day one of the 2008 Karaka Yearling Sales was a Zabeel x Desert Lily colt which was sold for $550,000.
Noble Manor On Target For Karaka Million
30 Dec 2007Smart Pencarrow Stud-bred two-year-old Noble Manor (Stravinsky x Sarwatch) put himself right in the frame for a tilt at the $1 million Karaka Million at Ellerslie later next month with a stylish win at today's Taupo meeting.
Insouciant Favourite For Eight Carat Classic
25 Dec 2007Insouciant, the front-runner in the New Zealand Bloodstck Filly Of The Year series, is on target to extend her lead in the Group 2 $125,000 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.
Pencarrow-Bred Wins Singapore Feature
19 Dec 2007Pencarrow Stud-bred Big Maverick (NZ) has won the last feature race of the Singapore season, the $S200,000 Group 3 Stewards’ Cup. at Kranji racecourse.
Insouciant Maintains Lead In Fillies Series
16 Dec 2007Pencarrow Stud owned-and-bred filly Insouciant (Keeper x Loudeene by Palace Music) has maintained her lead in the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly Of The Year series
Insouciant Aims For More Group Prizes
26 Nov 2007Current New Zealand Bloodstock "Filly Of The Year" series leader Insouciant will have her next start in the Group 3 $80,000 Ezibuy Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni on Saturday December 15.
Cartier 3YO Filly Award Boosts Pencarrow Family
15 Nov 2007Three-year-old filly Peeping Fawn (Danehill - Maryinsky) has further improved her family's acclaim by earning the 2007 Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly Award.
Insouciant Wins 1000 Guineas
10 Nov 2007Peter and Philip Vela owned-and-bred filly Insouciant (Keeper x Loudenne) triumphed in the Group 1 $325,000 New Zealand Bloodstock One Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on Saturday.
Fitting Melbourne Cup Day Win For Aetherius
06 Nov 2007It was fitting Melbourne Cup day win for Mark Walker-trained two-year-old Aetherius at Tuesday's Otago Racing Club meeting at Wingatui.
Counties Trials Win for Devil's Peak
31 Oct 2007Pencarrow Stud bred Johannesburg colt Devil's Peak sealed a comfortable win at the Counties trials over 1200m on Tuesday.
Debut Win for Mochalatte
28 Oct 2007Three year old Keeper filly Mochalatte recorded a fine win on debut for breeders and owners Peter & Philip Vela at New Plymouth on Thursday.
Filly Foal For Ethereal
25 Oct 2007Caulfield and Melbourne Cups winner Ethereal has produced a filly foal by Stravinsky at Pencarrow Stud in Cambridge.
Winning Double For Owners
18 Oct 2007Thursday's Hastings race meeting provided a notable winning double for Pencarrow owners.
Thewayyouare Follows Sister's Footsteps
16 Oct 2007The younger brother of multiple Group 1 winner Peeping Fawn is following in the footsteps of his big sister by adding further value to the family of Pencarrow Stud's mare Silver and Roses (IRE).
Insouciant Returns To Winning Form
13 Oct 2007Pencarrow Stud-owned three-year-old filly Insouciant returned to winning form with a vengeance at today's Egmont Racing Club meeting at Hawera.
Regally-Bred Filly Born At Pencarrow Stud
10 Oct 2007A regally-bred filly by boom sire Redoute's Choice from multiple group winning Zabeel mare Lafleur has been born
Gallant Weekend for Pencarrow Danehills
08 Oct 2007Pencarrow Stud–bred Danehill mare Division recorded her second win from just six career starts at Riccarton on Saturday.
Strong Arc Interest For Pencarrow Stud
03 Oct 2007Highly successful New Zealand thoroughbred breeding operation Pencarrow Stud will have a special reason to follow the fortunes of the French-trained runner, Zambezi Sun
First Black Type for Saperavi
01 Oct 2007Beautifully bred colt Saperavi has recorded his first black type with a placing in the Listed Ray Coupland Stakes (1400m) at Ashburton on Friday.
Twafeaj Produces Athletic Filly
25 Sep 2007European Group 1 winning mare Twafeaj has produced a filly by US Breeders Cup champion Johar at Pencarrow Stud.
Big Season Ahead Predicts Walker
16 Sep 2007New Zealand's leading jockey Michael Walker is predicting highly successful three-year-old seasons ahead for last Friday's Taupo winners, Insoucient and Abbey Way.
Notable Trio Of Foals Born At Pencarrow
15 Sep 2007Pencarrow Stud has had a notable trio of foals born in the past 24 hours.
Winning Double at Taupo
14 Sep 2007It was a winning double at Taupo today with Insouciant and Abbey Way both recording classy victories for Peter & Philip Vela.
Top Racemare Santagostino Retired To Stud
07 Sep 2007Valuable Group 2-winning mare Santagostino (by Giant's Causeway) has been retired to stud.
First Foal For Stakes-Winning Darcybee
03 Sep 2007Stakes-winning mare Darcybee (NZ) (Fasliyev x Eminent Walk) produced her first foal - a colt by champion sire and Gr. 1 winning 3yo Encosta de Lago - at Pencarrow Stud on Sunday.
Coutet Has Colt By Canny Lad
02 Sep 2007The dam of Group 1 AJC Epsom Handicap winner Allez Suez, Coutet (Nuage D'Or (USA)-Tiffany Rose by Sovereign Edition), is the latest broodmare to foal at Pencarrow Stud.
Darci Brahma Crowned NZ Champion Sprinter
02 Sep 2007In a fitting finale to Darci Brahma's outstanding racing career, the Pencarrow Stud-bred claimed his third champion title when crowned New Zealand Champion Sprinter for the 2006/7 season
Glorious Group One for Peeping Fawn
28 Aug 2007One of Danehill's most talented daughters has provided a valuable boost to Pencarrow Stud mare Silver and Roses (IRE).
Saperavi Scores First Win
27 Aug 2007Blueblood three-year-old colt Saperavi has his first raceday win under his belt with a two length victory in the 1200 Maiden event at Ashburton on Friday.
Notable Foaling At Pencarrow Stud
24 Aug 2007Sir Tristram mare Bargibant produced a colt by Tigerhill at Pencarrow Stud this week in another notable foaling for Peter and Philip Vela's state-of-the-art horse breeding operation.
Taupo Trials Win By Ethereal Colt
21 Aug 2007Pencarrow Stud-bred two-year-old Aetherius showed his class with an easy four-length win at Tuesday's Taupo trials.
Pencarrow Sponsorship in Eleventh Year
17 Aug 2007The running of the www.pencarrowstud.co.nz 2000 at Te Rapa’s Foxbridge Plate Day tomorrow marks the eleventh year Pencarrow Stud has sponsored the $25,000 Open Handicap event.
Half-brother To J'Adane Born
14 Aug 2007A half-brother to Group 1 Mudgway Partsworld Stakes contender J'Adane has been born at Pencarrow Stud.
Darci Brahma Earns World Ranking
12 Aug 2007Pencarrow Stud has achieved another milestone on the world stage with a world ranking for a horse bred on the farm, Darci Brahma.
Pencarrow's First Foal Of New Season
03 Aug 2007Pencarrow Stud's first foal of the 2007 breeding season has been born this week.
Walker To Ride For Velas
01 Jul 2007Top jockey Michael Walker will be a regular sight in the familiar royal blue and white hooped colours of prominent owners Peter and Philip Vela in the new season.
Ethereal Colt Named Aetherius
24 Jun 2007The Stravinsky x Ethereal colt - sold at Karaka's Premier Yearling Sale this year by Pencarrow Stud for $1.3 million - has been named Aetherius.
J'Adane Third In Winter Stakes
24 Jun 2007Pencarrow Stud-bred J'Adane has finished a magnificent third in the Group 1 A$500,000 Winter Stakes at Eagle Farm in Queensland.
J'Adane Second In Queensland Guineas
12 Jun 2007Pencarrow Stud-bred J'adane could remain in Brisbane for one more start as a result of a close second in the Gr II $A250,000 Queensland Guineas
Wonderful Week For Pencarrow Mares
12 Jun 2007What a wonderful week for the Pencarrow Stud broodmare band!
History Making Win By Rags To Riches
10 Jun 2007The history-making win on Sunday (NZ time) by Rags To Riches in the Belmont Stakes has further enhanced the value of the Pencarrow Stud-owned mare Silver And Roses (by Sadler's Wells).
Queensland Derby Win Boost For Pencarrow Mare
10 Jun 2007The Group 1 A$500,000 Queensland Derby win by Empire's Choice at Eagle Farm on Saturday provided a major fillip for Pencarrow Stud-owned broodmare Concert Party.
Great Week For Christiania Belle
07 Jun 2007Pencarrow Stud broodmare Christiania Belle has had a daughter and grand-daughter win races in the past week.
Future Racing Options For J'Adane
06 Jun 2007New Zealand trainer Russell Cameron is deliberating between two future options for smart three-year-old filly J'Adane.
Abbey Way To Target 2000 Guineas In Spring
04 Jun 2007Matamata trainer Mark Walker already has his sights set on November's Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas at Riccarton for impressive Ellerslie debut winner Abbey Way.
Santagostino Out Of Queensland Oaks
30 May 2007Santagostino's bid on the Gr I $A325,000 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm has been scrapped.
Don Garcia Back To Winning Form
21 May 2007Pencarrow Stud sales graduate Don Garcia (Danehill x Beyond The Sunset) returned to winning form with a vengeance
Big Future For Santagostino
17 May 2007Santagostino's performances in Queensland will help paint a clearer big picture for punters, but her trainer, Mark Walker, already has his major plans mapped out
Back To Back Wins For Terroir
16 May 2007Promising three-year-old filly Terroir made it back-to-back wins and achieved a major milestone for Pencarrow Stud horses when she won in fine style at today's Avondale race-meeting.
Eagle Farm Success For J'Adane
12 May 2007Waikato breeders Peter and Philip Vela enjoyed a winning result at Eagle Farm on Wednesday with the Pencarrow-bred J'Adane scoring in fine style and confirming her enormous promise.
Top Oaks Trial By Santagostino
05 May 2007Peter and Philip Vela gave Craig Williams his first group one success and they showed on the Gold Coast today they could provide him with another win at that level
International Double For Pencarrow Stud
02 May 2007The successful run of Pencarrow Stud-bred horses has continued both in New Zealand and in Hong Kong in the past week.
Saparavi On Trial For Brisbane
01 May 2007Pencarrow Stud-bred Saperavi, the $2.2 million Karaka colt, could put his hand up for a trip to Brisbane when he makes his long-awaited raceday debut in the Berkers Transport Juvenile (1300m) at Te Rapa on Saturday
Mirandola Wins Avondale Feature
25 Apr 2007It was a case of giving with one hand and receiving in the other for Peter and Philip Vela when Mirandola scored a narrow win in a thrilling finish to the Listed $50,000 NZ Bloodstock Two-Year-Old Fillies Stakes at Avondale
Pencarrow Pair For Queensland Oaks
24 Apr 2007Santagostino and Huluava are on target to give owner-breeders Peter and Philip Vela a strong bid on a memorable double they achieved several years ago with their wonderful stayer Ethereal.
Saperavi Wins At Trials
19 Apr 2007Pencarrow Stud-bred two-year-old Saperavi (Stravinsky x Grand Echezeaux), the half-brother to five-time Group One winner Darci Brahma, cruised home to a very impressive win at Thursday's Waipa Racing Club trials.
Huluava Justifies Warm Favouritism
05 Apr 2007Mark Walker-trained filly Huluava justified her strong favouritism with a resounding win at the Matamata meeting on Wednesday.
Saperavi Trials At Waipa
30 Mar 2007Saperavi, the half-brother to multiple Group One winner Darci Brahma, took another step in his career when trialling for the second time at Waipa on Tuesday.
Booking Confirmed To Darci Brahma
26 Mar 2007Silver And Roses, a half-sister to next month’s Kentucky Oaks favourite Rags To Riches, is among the exciting line-up of broodmares already confirmed for Darci Brahma
Yuill Eyeing Up Black Type With Mirandola
22 Mar 2007Pukekohe trainer Richard Yuill is heading promising two-year-old Mirandola for black-type company after her impressive win
First Success For Petrea Vela
16 Mar 2007Petrea Vela, daughter of Peter Vela and the marketing manager of New Zealand Bloodstock, enjoyed her first success as an owner when the well-bred three-year-old Certain Grace (Centane x Grace And Power) scored a fine win at Friday's Ashburton Racing
Seamer Booked For NZ Oaks Mount
13 Mar 2007Australian jockey Scott Seamer has been booked for the mount on Pencarrow Stud owned-and-bred filly Zygadene
Big Times Ahead For Uberalles
09 Mar 2007A big spring is planned for New Zealand Derby placegetter Uberalles.
Uberalles Third In NZ Derby
04 Mar 2007Pencarrow Stud bred-and-owned filly Uberalles (Giant's Causeway x Ethereal) has enhanced her value with a fine third placing, just over a length from the winner, in the Group 1 $700,000 Mercedes New Zealand Derby
Abbey Drive Wins In Singapore
21 Feb 2007Pencarrow Stud owned-and-bred four-year-old Abbey Drive (Zabeel x Grace And Power) has posted an impressive win in a S$125,000 open event in Singapore on Tuesday night.
Darci Brahma Retired To Stud
16 Feb 2007A service fee will be announced next week for five-time Group 1 winner Darci Brahma (NZ) (Danehill x Grand Echezeaux by Zabeel) who was retired from the racetrack on Thursday.
Filly Has Inherited Family Ability
13 Feb 2007The O'Reilly x Paolino filly showed she had inherited her family's ability with a two-and-a-half length romp at the Counties trials at Pukekohe
Fifth Gr. 1 Win For Darci Brahma
10 Feb 2007Pencarrow Stud-bred champion four-year-old Darci Brahma completed the fifth Group 1 success of his racing career
Possible NZ swansong for Darci Brahma
10 Feb 2007The Group 1 $150,000 Waikato Draught Sprint (1400m) contested at Te Rapa on Saturday will be one of the final race-day appearances - if not the last - in New Zealand for Pencarrow Stud-bred champion galloper Darci Brahma
Black-type Win For Vercors
07 Feb 2007Pencarrow Stud-owned mare Vercors earned valuable black type in scoring a fine win in the Listed $50,000 Breeders' Stakes
Pencarrow Stud Leading Vendor (by average)
05 Feb 2007The leading vendor of New Zealand's National Yearling Sales (by average) series at Karaka in 2007 was Pencarrow Stud.
Zygadene Romps Home For Hawera Win
02 Feb 2007Pencarrow Stud owned-and-bred filly Zygadene (Zabeel x Desert Lily) scored a resounding win
Cambridge Stud Buys Top Filly From Pencarrow
01 Feb 2007Cambridge Stud owners Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan were the successful purchasers of the regally-bred Zabeel x Grace And Power filly
Premier Sale ReceiptsTop $4 million
30 Jan 2007Pencarrow Stud's 2007 Premier Yearling Sale receipts at Karaka have totalled more than $4.3 million
Ethereal Colt Tops Day One
29 Jan 2007The Stravinsky x Ethereal colt sold by Cambridge-based Pencarrow Stud fetched the top price of $1.3 million
Ethereal Colt Headliner For Karaka Sales
25 Jan 2007The first progeny of Caulfield-Melbourne Cups winner Ethereal will be offered for sale at Karaka next week.
Fourth Gr. 1 Win For Darci Brahma
24 Jan 2007Pencarrow Stud-bred Darci Brahma (NZ) collected the fourth Gr. 1 success of his racing career
Darci Brahma Ready For Telegraph
19 Jan 2007Matamata trainer Mark Walker is aware of the need to add some further black print
Bigger Plans Ahead For Vercors
18 Jan 2007Hamilton trainers Graeme Rogerson and Stephen Autridge are considering a couple of attractive racing options
Darci Brahma On Target For Telegraph
13 Jan 2007Multiple Group 1 winners Darci Brahma (NZ) (Danehill x Grand Echezeaux by Zabeel) impressed by winning a trial easily at Paeroa on Tuesday.
Promethean Win Timely Boost For Sales
05 Jan 2007The win by Promethean (NZ)(Grand Lodge x Sarwatch) at the Tauranga meeting on Tuesday came at a perfect time for her owner-breeder Pencarrow Stud.
Santagostino Wins Great Northern Guineas
26 Dec 2006Mark Walker-trained filly Santagostino turned the tables on favourite Mettre En Jeu in the Group 2 $150,000 First Sovereign Trust Great Northern Guineas
Son Of Ethereal Among Star Lots
10 Dec 2006A son of champion Australasian stayer Ethereal will be one of Pencarrow Stud’s feature lots
Uberalles Justifies Walker's Confidence
10 Dec 2006Mark Walker's pre-race confidence in the chances of regally-bred filly Uberalles
Abbey Drive Wins In Singapore
13 Nov 2006Having been knocking on the door in recent outings talented Pencarrow Stud-bred galloper Abbey Drive (NZ) (Zabeel x Grace And Power by Brief Truce) secured his first win
Time Best Friend For Santagostino
13 Nov 2006Time will be Santagostino’s best friend, according to her Matamata trainer Mark Walker.
Velvet And Satin Ready For Guineas
10 Nov 2006Matamata trainer Jim Gibbs is more than happy with Velvet And Satin’s condition
J'Adane Boosts VRC Oaks Prospects
06 Nov 2006Pencarrow Stud-bred J’Adane furthered her Group 1 VRC Oaks claims with a fine dress rehearsal performance
Redoute's Choice Colt For Grand Echezeaux
02 Oct 2006A Redoute's Choice half-brother to multiple group one winner Darci Brahma has been born at Pencarrow Stud, Cambridge.
Santagostino Shines
21 Sep 2006
Don Garcia Gelded
06 Sep 2006
On Track For Success
16 Aug 2006
Fastnet
14 Aug 2006
Second Listed Win for Chartreuse
06 Jun 2006Classy filly Chartreuse (St Petersburg x Imzadi) cruised to victory in the Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Castletown Stakes (1200m) at Foxton on Monday.
Big Test For Darci Brahma
10 Mar 2006Matamata trainer Mark Walker is under no illusions as to the enormity of the task facing three-time Gr. 1 winner Darci Brahma (NZ)
Third Gr. 1 Win For Darci Brahma
01 Mar 2006There was more Gr. 1 glory for New Zealand's glamour three-year-old Darci Brahma
Darci Brahma Primed For Otaki
23 Feb 2006Matamata trainer Mark Walker says Darci Brahma is primed and ready for his rematch with Kristov
Pencarrow Leading Vendor At Karaka
14 Feb 2006Pencarrow Stud was the leading vendor (by average) at the 2006 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales Series which finished last week.
Sale Topper For Pencarrow
31 Jan 2006The $2.2 million Stravinsky-Grand Echezeaux colt sold at Karaka today has already been fully syndicated
Half-brother To Darci Brahma For Karaka
18 Jan 2006A half-brother to multiple Group I winner Darci Brahma will be one of the star lots being sold by Pencarrow Stud
Darcybee Retired To Stud
15 Jan 2006Stakes-winning four-year-old mare Darcybee (NZ) (Fasliyev x Eminent Walk by Gaius) has been retired to stud
Hastings Debut For Terroir
15 Jan 2006The Hawke's Bay meeting at Hastings on January 19 will be the scene for the race-day debut of promising Mark Walker-trained two-year-old Terroir
Winning Belle retired
29 Jul 2005
Karaka Top Lots To Clash In Sires
03 Jun 2005Karaka Top Lots To Clash In Sires
Pencarrow Stud: Leading Vendors by Average
03 Feb 2005Pencarrow Stud again had a strong sale at the Premier Session of the 2005 New Zealand Bloodstock 79th National Yearling Sales Series. Pencarrow Stud was the leading vendor by average, with an average selling price of $373,235 and was also the vendor
Pencarrow Number One at Karaka
02 Feb 2005Pencarrow Stud is currently the leading stud on average price, with twelve yearlings sold for an average price of $315,833. The Stud is currently sitting second with the total aggregate, having sold twelve yearlings for an aggregate of $3,790,000.
Busy Day for Pencarrow Stud at Karaka
01 Feb 2005After a buoyant first day’s selling at the 2005 New Zealand Bloodstock 79th National Yearling Sales Series Premier Session, Pencarrow Stud will offer ten yearlings today including a possible sales topper, in a Danehill colt out of Beyond the Sunset (
Ellis Buys Second $1 Million Yearling
01 Feb 2005New Zealander David Ellis has bought his second $1 million yearling at back-to-back Karaka sales.
Darci Brahma Wins on Debut
31 Jan 2005Million dollar sale topper Darci Brahma (by Danehill ex Grand Echezeaux by Zabeel) won impressively on debut at Avondale today. Exactly one year ago Darci Brahma sold for a sale topping $1.1 million to prominent Waikato thoroughbred investor and Te
Karaka Sales Commence 11am Today
31 Jan 2005The much anticipated 2005 New Zealand Bloodstock 79th National Yearling Sales Series begins this morning with the Premier Session. Pencarrow Stud, who consign the largest number of Danehill’s final southern hemisphere bred crop will offer twenty yea
Sires Produce Bid For Darci Brahma
31 Jan 2005Darci Brahma, the $1.1 million top-priced lot of last year's Karaka yearling sales, emphatically won his race-day debut at Avondale on Monday.
Darci Brahma to Debut, Promethean to Take Him On
30 Jan 2005Pencarrow Stud bred million dollar colt Darci Brahma will debut at Avondale and another Pencarrow Stud bred and owned runner Promethean will be there to challenge him all the way. The two will contest race two on the card at 12.55pm, The Mondiale Fr
Felenic Racing Today
29 Jan 2005Royally bred three-year-old Felenic will be having her fourth raceday start at the Canterbury Racing Clubs meeting at Riccarton Park, Christchurch. Felenic will line up in Race five on the card at 3.02pm in the Christchurch Casino Southern Summer Ch
Russian Charm Hunting for Gr. 2 Win
29 Jan 2005Talented three-year-old Russian Charm will be hunting for another win in the Group II Thrifty Royal Sovereign Stakes at Randwick today. The Group II event for three-year-old colts and geldings is run over 1200m and the strong field includes last sea
SALES NEWS: Danehill - Unstoppable
29 Jan 2005A stellar raceday for World Champion sire Danehill, with his progeny winning all over Australasia.
SALES NEWS: Sister to Chimeara Blitzes Rivals
29 Jan 2005Love Diamonds, a two-year-old filly by Danehill ex Our Tristalight ran away from her rivals in the first race at Trentham on Group I Wellington Cup Day, running the 1000m trip in a slick 57 seconds.
Danehills at Karaka 2005
28 Jan 2005There will be twenty yearlings by Danehill offered at the 2005 Karaka Premier Sale, which commences in less than three weeks on 31st January. The twelve fillies and eight colts will be offered in four drafts with Pencarrow Stud consigning the larges
Karaka 2005: Pencarrow Pedigree Updates
28 Jan 2005Karaka 2005 Pencarrow Stud Pedigree Updates as at 12th January 2005.
Walker To Ride Darci Brahma
28 Jan 2005Singapore-bound jockey Michael Walker will ride million-dollar colt Darci Brahma (NZ) (by Danehill) in his debut race at Avondale on Monday.
Danehill Filly Wins Blue Diamond Prelude
27 Jan 2005On the eve of the Karaka Yearling Sales where 20 of Danehill's final southern hemisphere yearlings will be sold, the Danehill filly, Langness, won the Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield in Melbourne on Wednesday.
SALES NEWS: Generous Colt for Chimeara
27 Jan 2005At the 2004 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales Series Premier Session Pencarrow Stud sold a colt by Quest for Fame out of Chimeara (by Danehill) for $750,000. The colt was purchased by leading New Zealand bloodstock agent Rob McAnulty an
SALES NEWS: Yearlings by Catbird & Viscount at Karaka
27 Jan 2005Pencarrow Stud is proud to offer twenty quality yearlings at the New Zealand Bloodstock 79th National Yearling Sales Series Premier Session which commences at 11am on Monday 31st January 2004. Along with the stock of Champion sires Danehill and Zabe
Elbaz Belle for Feature Rotorua Sprint
25 Jan 2005Classy three-year-old filly Elbaz Belle will line-up in the feature sprint on the card at Rotorua on Wednesday 26th January 2005, The First Sovereign Trust Sprint over 1200m a progressive event worth $9,000. This feature sprint will be race eight at
Trainer Predicts Big Future For 2YO
25 Jan 2005Big Future Ahead for Pencarrow Juvenile Takanini trainer Colin Jillings says Saturday's Avondale winner Abbey Drive (NZ) (Zabeel) has an enormous future.
Winning Belle Resumes Saturday
25 Jan 2005Smart Gai Waterhouse trained four-year-old Winning Belle is set to resume at Randwick on Saturday in the Listed Breeders Plate over 1200m.
How Much Would You Bid?
24 Jan 2005As the clock ticks down on the sale of the last Danehill yearlings in Australia it's timely to reflect on some of the great stallion's incredible breeding statistics.
SALES NEWS: Two Black Minnaloushe Colts in Pencarrow Draft
24 Jan 2005Two classy colt’s in the Pencarrow Stud draft are by first season sire Black Minnaloushe, whose eldest New Zealand bred progeny are now yearlings. The two yearlings are lot 74 (ex Pavan by Centaine) and lot 321 (ex Cheerful by Star Way).
SALES NEWS: Two Zabeel Colts from Pencarrow
24 Jan 2005Pencarrow Stud will offer two impressive colts by Champion sire Zabeel (by Sir Tristram) at next weeks New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka. Pencarrow Stud will offer twenty quality individuals for sale at the Premier Sess
Tough Win by Abbey Drive
24 Jan 2005Impressive two-year-old colt Abbey Drive (by Zabeel ex Grace and Power (IRE) by Brief Truce) won in good style when on debut at Avondale on Saturday 22nd January 2004. The colt which was purchased for $300,000 at the 2004 Karaka Premier Yearling Sal
El Bulli to Contest Gr. 1 NZ Oaks
21 Jan 2005Smart three-year-old filly El Bulli will line up on Saturday 22nd January 2005 in the prestigious Group I Smokefree New Zealand Oaks, raced over 2400m for three-year-old fillies. Last year’s running was taken out by Wharite Princess (by His Royal Hi
Symphony In Cee Races at Canterbury Tonight
20 Jan 2005Smart Pencarrow Stud bred and part owned galloper Symphony In Cee will line up tonight in race one at 9.15pm, the www.theraces.com.au 1900m for three-year-olds at Canterbury racecourse in Sydney.
Danehill -
18 Jan 2005In the US, bloodhorse.com summed up the Danehill phenomenon:
Stanica Resuming Wednesday
18 Jan 2005Classy Zabeel mare Stanica will spearhead the Pencarrow Stud challenge at Te Rapa racecourse, Hamilton on Wednesday 19th January 2005. Stanica (ex Love Connection by Sunday Silence) will be having her first start since running a slashing second in t
Promethean Unlucky at Ellerslie
17 Jan 2005$1.90 favourite Promethean was unlucky when finishing third at Ellerslie on Saturday 15th January; in race one the Ellerslie Event Centre 2YO over 1100m.
Russian Charm Ready to Roll
14 Jan 2005Russian Charm resumes from a spell tomorrow and was an impressive trial winner at Rosehill on January 4 in prearation for tomorrow’s mission.
Countdown to Karaka
13 Jan 2005With less than three weeks until the Karaka Sales Series kicks off anyone requesting catalogues or sales information should contact New Zealand Bloodstock at their earliest convenience.
Darci Brahma Wins Second Trial
13 Jan 2005Million-dollar yearling Darci Brahma will make his two-year-old race-day debut at Avondale at the end of this month.
Promethean Racing at Auckland
13 Jan 2005Stylish last start winner Promethean lines up on Saturday in race one at 12.35pm, the Ellerslie Event Centre 2YO. The race, over 1100m is an open handicap for two-year-olds and is raced for a stake of $10,000. This race also carries a TBS Level B b
Vela's Bid A$140,000 for Encosta de Lago Service
13 Jan 2005New Zealand industry leaders Peter and Phillip Vela have paid $A140,000 for a service to boom sire Encosta De Lago in the Coolmore Stud auction to raise money for victims of the Asian tsunami disaster.
Danehill Toast of the Coast
12 Jan 2005The recent sale of Danehill yearlings at the Magic Million’s Sale on the Gold Coast last week augers well for Pencarrow Stud and the New Zealand Bloodstock 79th National Yearling Sales Series which commences 31st January 2005.
Darci Brahma For Second Trial
11 Jan 2005Last year's Karaka Sales highest-priced yearling, Darci Brahma, will have his second trial at Paeroa on Thursday.
Spotlight On: EL BULLI
11 Jan 2005As we gear up to the Group I New Zealand Oaks, it is timely to take a closer look at classy three-year-old filly El Bulli. El Bulli (Zabeel ex Grace and Power by Brief Truce) won impressively at her last start, which carried a clasue stating that th
El Bulli Confirms Oaks Start
10 Jan 2005Matamata trainer Mark Walker has confirmed a tilt for El Bulli at the $300,000 New Zealand Oaks at Trentham on January 22 after the filly's fine win over a middle distance at Woodville on Saturday.
El Bulli on Road to Gr. 1 Oaks
07 Jan 2005Smart Pencarrow Stud owned and bred three-year-old filly El Bulli will race at the Woodville – Pahiatua Racing Club’s meeting at Woodville on Saturday 8th January 2005 on her way to the Group I New Zealand Oaks (2400m).
Symphony In Cee Racing at Rosehill
07 Jan 2005Up-and-coming three-year-old galloper Symphony In Cee races tomorrow at Rosehill in the CAS Business Solutions Handicap over 2000m with a purse of A$55,000.
Winning Belle in Winning Form
07 Jan 2005Impressive Pencarrow Stud bred Group II Queensland Guineas winner Winning Belle (Zabeel – Kirin Belle by McGinty) showed she is in good form for Autumn racing with an impressive trials victory at Rosehill on Tuesday 4th January 2005.
El Bulli Lines Up At Stratford
30 Dec 2004Friday’s Stratford Racing Club’s meeting at Te Kapua Park will see the highly promising and Group I New Zealand Oaks bound three-year-old filly El Bulli line up in Race ten at 5.15pm, The Taranaki Steelformers Ltd 2000m Intermediate.
Promethean Racing at Tauranga Today
29 Dec 2004Promethean (Grand Lodge – Sarwatch by Jetball) lines up at Tauranga today in Race three at 1.20pm, The Bayprint 2002 Ltd 2YO Maiden, for two-year-old fillies over 970m. Promethean is trained at Takanini by Colin Jillings and Richard Yuill and will b
Promethean Wins At Tauranga
29 Dec 2004Experienced Takanini trainer Colin Jillings predicts a big future for impressive Tauranga two-year-old winner Promethean.
Stakes Success For Danehill
29 Dec 2004Champion Sire Danehill (Danzig – Razyana by His Majesty) was represented by seven winners in Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand on Boxing Day including stakes success on both sides of the Tasman. Danehill leads the Australian Sires Premiership on
Darcybee tackles Gr. 2 Eight Carat Classic
23 Dec 2004Pencarrow Stud will be represented by three runners on Boxing Day (26th December 2004). Darcybee and Filante Etoile will line up on prestigious Derby Day at Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland and Felenic will line up at the Otago Racing Club’s meeting a
Paixanito Steps Out At Waikato
17 Dec 2004Pencarrow Stud will be represented by one runner at Saturday’s Waikato Racing Club’s meeting at Te Rapa Racecourse in Hamilton. The Stud’s sole owned and bred runner is highly promising three-year-old Zabeel filly, Paixanito.
Pencarrow Stud Tops HK Sale
15 Dec 2004New Zealand Bloodstock's John Cameron says the $HK6 million sale topper at the Hong Kong International Sale is a 'great achievement' for the New Zealand horse breeding industry.
Promethean & Oh So Precious To Debut
15 Dec 2004Pencarrow Stud will have three richly-bred fillies in action at the Counties Racing Clubs meeting at Te Aroha Racecourse on Wednesday 15th December.
Hong Kong International Sale
10 Dec 2004Pencarrow Stud will be represented by one lot at the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Hong Kong International Sale, which will be conducted on Saturday 11th December at the new Parade Ring at Sha Tin Racecourse.
Pencarrow Runners Throughout Country
10 Dec 2004Pencarrow Stud will be represented at three New Zealand race meetings on Saturday and Sunday.
Brother to Lot 475 Racing Today
09 Dec 2004Power of Destiny, a two-year-old colt by Champion sire Danehill out of imported Irish mare Jeanetta Cochrane (by Sadler’s Wells) will make his race day debut in race seven at Wyong, New South Wales today. Race seven, the $100,000 Strawberry Hill Stu
Midweek Success For Pencarrow Stud
09 Dec 2004Race five at Rosehill yesterday saw Pencarrow Stud bred and owned Symphony In Cee win stylishly over 1900m in the A$22,000 Schweppervescence Handicap.
El Bulli For Matamata Meeting
08 Dec 2004El Bulli returns to the North Island racing scene today with a start at the Matamata meeting.
Stanica To Bypass Auckland Cup
07 Dec 2004Last week's Avondale Cup runner-up Stanica has been turned out for a spell and will miss the $350,000 Auckland Cup (3200m) at Ellerslie on New Year's Day.
La Taverna For Waipa Meeting
01 Dec 2004Classy four-year-old gelding La Taverna will be in action at Thursday’s Waipa Racing Club meeting at Te Awamutu.
Stanica Brave Second In Gr. 1 Avondale Cup
01 Dec 2004Mark Todd-trained and Pencarrow Stud bred-and-owned mare Stanica was an unlucky second in the Group I $150,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Avondale Gold Cup at Avondale on Wednesday.
Elbaz Belle At Avondale
30 Nov 2004Pencarrow Stud's other representative at tomorrow's December 1st meeting is Elbaz Belle, who will line up in Race Three at 1.45pm, The Life Members 1200m 3YO, an open class event for three-year-olds.
Race Sponsor And Owners Of Cup Favourite
30 Nov 2004New Zealand Bloodstock principals Peter and Philip Vela have the favourite runner in the $150,000 Gr. 1 feature which they sponsor at Avondale on Wednesday.
Elbaz Belle Among Weekend Runners
26 Nov 2004The Pencarrow Stud colours will be carried by three horses racing on Saturday November 27th 2004.
Nhlahla To Race At Canterbury
26 Nov 2004Pencarrow Stud will have one representative at Canterbury Racing’s meeting at Riccarton Park in Christchurch on Friday, the Jan Hay trained Nhlahla.
Prince Golf Wins In Hong Kong
26 Nov 2004More than a decade after her memorable Hong Kong International Cup victory, the name of class racemare Romanee Conti (NZ) (Sir Tristram) remains well displayed in that part of the world.
Seamer To Ride Stanica In Cup
25 Nov 2004Australian jockey Scott Seamer will once again don the Pencarrow Stud colours for his mount on Stanica in next week's $150,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Avondale Gold Cup.
Millennium Belle Can Improve
23 Nov 2004Hamilton trainer Stephen Autridge says Millennium Belle can bounce back from a last-start failure when she lines up in the DB Mt Maunganui RSA 1400 (r10, 5.10pm) at the Tauranga meeting on Wednesday.
Final Foal Of Season Born
22 Nov 2004Pencarrow Stud saw the last foal produced for 2004 on Saturday 20th November, when Department (by Secretariat) foaled a colt by No Excuse Needed. Highlights of the 2004 Pencarrow Stud foaling season include:
Successful Weekend For Pencarrow
21 Nov 2004Pencarrow Stud-owned mare Stanica could be Avondale Cup bound.
Stanica For Hawke's Bay Feature
19 Nov 2004This weekend four Pencarrow Stud runners will line up at the Counties Racing Club's meeting at Ellerslie, Auckland; Hawke’s Bay Racing at Hastings and at the Cambridge Jockey Club’s meeting at Te Rapa, Hamilton.
Pencarrow Relations Sell Well
16 Nov 2004The Select Session of the 2004 Ready to Run Sale held on November 16 at the Karaka Sales Centre saw a number of Pencarrow Stud relations sell well.