Pencarrow Racing

In 2008 Pencarrow Stud established its own dedicated training facility at Maungatautari, near Lake Karapiro. On land leased from esteemed New Zealand trainer, Laurie Laxon, who is now based in Singapore, the farm has a proud history of producing outstanding racehorses, including Pencarrow’s own champion, Ethereal, trained by Sheila Laxon to win the G1 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups double in 2001.

The property is now home to the Pencarrow Racing string, under the care of the training partnership of Steven ‘Rambo’ Ramsay & Julia Ritchie.

This season Sir Peter Vela has also had horses in the stables of Lee Freedman, Liam Birchley and David Hayes in Australia; Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott, Roger James, Jason Bridgman, Shaune Ritchie, Frank Ritchie, Stephen Marsh, Graham Richardson, John Bell, Ken Kelso, Kevin Myers, Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Peter McKay, Lisa Latta, Jan Hay, Tony Pike, Raylene Whiteside, Peter & Dawn William, and Donna Logan in New Zealand; Laurie Laxon and Michael Freedman in Singapore; and Charlie Hills and David Wachman in the UK.

In August 2013 we welcomed a new member to the team with the appointment of Garry Cossey as Pencarrow Racing Manager, and in May 2014 we added Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman to the team as Director of Racing.

Pencarrow Racing's tally of wins (and near misses) so far for the season is below:
 

THIS SEASON'S RESULTS
03 Aug 2015

Last season saw Pencarrow owned gallopers sweep 48 wins across New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, UK and Ireland.

This season is filled with aspiration for Pencarrow with the rise of talented young horses and existing stable stars to race in the blue and white silks.

February

JOLLY JOLLY
4YO Stratum x Paolino (g)
2nd (10.02.16, Hong Kong) HK$1,165,000 Class 3 1400m
Purchased at the NZB 2013 Premier Sale for $150,000 by NZB as agent
ST DARCI - VAGABOND (Sing)
7YO Darci Brahma x Love Connection
2nd (06.02.16, Selangor) Rgt.28,500 Class 5 1200m
Purchased at the NZB 2010 Premier Sale for $100,000 by Johnston Associates
BORDEAUX
4YO High Chaparral x Our Echezeaux (g) 1st (06.02.16, Te Rapa) $22,500 Rating 75 2100m Purchased at the NZB 2013 Premier Sale for $620,000 by David Ellis
LUCKY'S REVENGE  3YO Darci Brahma x Santangelo (f)
1st (04.02.16, Hawke's Bay) $7,000 Rating 65 2100m
Owned by Sir Peter Vela

January

BORDEAUX
4YO High Chaparral x Our Echezeaux (g)
1st (20.01.16, Te Rapa) $8,000 Rating 75 2100m
Purchased at the NZB 2013 Premier Sale for $620,000 by David Ellis.
SOUL COMMANDER 7YO Commands x Bertolomeo
1st (04.01.16, Perak) Rgt 55,000 1200m Purchased at the 2010 Premier Sale for $165,000 by David Ellis
ROCK ROSE 4YO Road to Rock x Clear Rose (m)
2nd (04.01.16, Otaki-Maori) $7,000 MDN 2100m
Owned by Sir Peter Vela & Laurie Laxon
HASSELHOOF 
4YO Tavistock x Alpine (g)
1st (01.01.16, Ellerslie) $100,000 Group 2 OPN HCP 1600m
B & R Alexander, G J Cossey, C J & P L Woods, The Baywatch Syndicate, The Hoof Syndicate & Sir Peter Vela
ARPEGGIO 4YO Tavistock x Macchiato (g) 1st (01.01.16, Hastings)
$10,000 Rating 75 1200m

Owned Sir Peter Vela

December:

DEVIL'S HARMONY  4YO Pentire x Devil's Song (m) 1st (23.12.15, Taranaki) $7,000 Rating 65 1200m Owned by Sir Peter Vela
LUCKY'S REVENGE 3YO Darci Brahma x Santangelo (f) 1st (16.12.15, Matamata) $7,000 MDN 3YO 1200m Owned by Sir Peter Vela
JOLLY JOLLY 4YO Stratum x Paolino (g) 1st (13.12.15, Hong Kong) HK$1,165,000 Class 3 1400m
Purchased at the NZB 2013 Premier Sale for $150,000 by NZB as agent
BELLE ECLIPSE 4YO Darci Brahma x Zino Belle (m) 1st (13.12.15, Ellerslie) $22,500 Rating 75 1200m Owned by Sir Peter Vela
HASSELHOOF    4YO Tavistock x Alpine (g) 1st (13.12.15, Ellerslie) $25,000 Rating 85 1400m B & R Alexander, G J Cossey, C J & P L Woods, The Baywatch Syndicate, The Hoof Syndicate & Sir Peter Vela
KOLONEL KEV Darci Brahma x Lucky be Lucky 1st (12.12.15, Awapuni) $25,000 Rating 85 1600m Purchased at the NZB 2013 Premier Sale for $200,000 by Lisa Latta Racing Stables
ARPEGGIO 4YO Tavistock x Macchiato (g) 1st (10.12.15, Hastings) $8,000 Rating 75 1200m Owned Sir Peter Vela
ROCK ROSE 4YO Road to Rock x Clear Rose (m) 2nd (06.12.15, Waipukurau) $7,000 MDN 2200m Owned by Sir Peter Vela & Laurie Laxon


November:

RASA LILA 5YO Darci Brahma x Dance My Dance (m) 2nd (28.11.15, Ellerslie) $70,000 Group 3 OPN SW&P 1600m Owned by Sir Peter Vela 
COTE DE NUITS 5YO Stravinsky x Madame Echezeaux (g) 1st (27.11.15, Singapore) S$38,000 1100m Owned by Sir Peter Vela
SILVER ECLIPSE 5YO Darci Brahma x Zino Belle (m) 2nd (27.11.15, Otaki) $50,000 Listed OPN HCP 1200m Owned by Sir Peter Vela
RHYTHM TO SPARE 6YO Pins x Stanica (g) 1st (22.11.15, Kilmore) A$130,000 Listed 1600m Purchased at the NZB 2011 Premier Sale for $100,000 by Paul Moroney Bloodstock
GAMBLESTOWN 5YO Darci Brahma x Inniskillen (g) 1st (21.11.15, Rosehill) A$85,000 1400m Purchased at the NZB 2012 Select Sale for $85,000 by Proven Thoroughbreds.
MOPSY 4YO Mastercraftsman x Popsy (m) 1st (20.11.15, Taranaki) $7,000 MDN 1800m Owned by Sir Peter Vela
ROCK ROSE 4YO Road to Rock x Clear Rose (m)  2nd (17.11.15, Rotorua) $7,000 MDN 2200m Owned by Sir Peter Vela & Laurie Laxon
BORDEAUX 4YO High Chaparral x Our Echezeaux (g) 1st (08.11.15, Hawke's Bay) $7,000 MDN 1600m Purchased at the NZB 2013 Premier Sale for $620,000 by David Ellis.
POLYNESIA  5YO High Chaparral x Miss Sivivatu (m) 1st (04.11.15, Avondale) $7,000 MDN 2100m Owned by Sir Peter Vela & Sophie Magnier
BELLE ECLIPSE 4YO Darci Brahma x Zino Belle (m) 1st (03.11.15, Otaki) $12,000 Rating 65 F & M 1200m Owned by Sir Peter Vela
RASA LILA 5YO Darci Brahma x Dance My Dance (m) 1st (03.11.15, Ellerslie) $40,000 Open Handicap 1600m Owned by Sir Peter Vela

October:

POLYNESIA 5YO High Chaparral x Miss Sivivatu (m) 2nd (28.10.15, Ruakaka) $7,000 MDN 2100m Owned by Sir Peter Vela & Sophie Magnier 
PROMISES 4YO Keeper x Promethean (m) 2nd (24.10.15, Ellerslie) $18,500 Rating 75 1400m
Owned by Sir Peter Vela
ASSUME 3YO Fastnet Rock x Alsharq (f) 2nd (18.10.15, Naas) €57,500 Class 1 1600m Owned by Sir Peter Vela
RASA LILA 5YO Darci Brahma x Dance My Dance (m) 1st (17.10.15, Otaki), $20,000 Rating 85 1600m Owned by Sir Peter Vela
POLYNESIA 5YO High Chaparral x Miss Sivivatu (m) 2nd (14.10.15, Avondale) $7,000 Maiden 2100m Owned by Sir Peter Vela & Sophie Magnier
FAIR ISLE 3YO Fastnet Rock x Miss Scarlatti (f) 2nd (13.10.15, Benalla) A$20,000 F&M Maiden 1406m
DEVIL'S HARMONY 4YO Pentire x Devil's Song (m) 2nd (08.10.15, Wairarapa) $7,000 Rating 65 1000m Owned by Sir Peter Vela

September:

PROMISES      4YO Keeper x Promethean (m) 1st (19.09.15, Avondale) $25,000 Rating 65 F&M 1400m Owned by Sir Peter Vela
TORCEDOR 3YO Fastnet Rock x Magnolia Lane (g) 1st (13.09.15, Curragh) €150,000 2000m  
HASSELHOOF  4YO Tavistock x Alpine (g) 1st (12.09.15, Ruakaka) $20,000 Rating 85 2100m B & R Alexander, G J Cossey, C J & P L Woods, The Baywatch Syndicate, The Hoof Syndicate &  Sir Peter Vela
MAHANADI 8YO Tiger hill x Bargibant (g) 2nd (05.09.15, Ellerslie) $125,000 OPN HDL 4190m Owned by Sir Peter Vela

August:

HASSELHOOF  4YO Tavistock x Alpine (g) 1st (29.08.15, Ruakaka) $18,500 Rating 75 1600m B & R Alexander, G J Cossey, C J & P L Woods, The Baywatch Syndicate, The Hoof Syndicate & Sir Peter Vela 
ASSUME 3YO Fastnet Rock x Alsharq (f) 1st (19.08.15, Killarney) €11,500 MDN 1700m Owned by Sir Peter Vela
POLYNESIA 5YO High Chaparral x Miss Sivivatu (m) 2nd (20.08.15, Woodville) $7,000 MDN 1400m Owned by Sir Peter Vela & Sophie Magnier
ROCK ROSE 4YO Road To Rock x Clear Rose (m) 2nd (19.08.15, Taupo) $7,000 MDN 1800m Owned by Sir Peter Vela & Laurie Laxon 
COTE DE NUITS 5YO Stravinsky x Madame Echezeaux (g)
2nd (16.08.15, Singapore) S$60,000 Class 4 1000m Owned by Sir Peter Vela 
VALBUENA 6YO Darci Brahma x Vega Sicilia (g)
1st (16.08.15, Singapore) S$125,000 Open Handicap 1600m Owned by Sir Peter Vela & Silver Fern Stable
PIAZZETTA 6YO Darci Brahma x Paolino (g) 2nd (12.08.15, Ruak.aka) $8,000 Rating 85 1400m. Owned by Sir Peter Vela
2014/15 SEASON'S RESULTS
05 Aug 2014The 2014/15 racing season was fruitful for Pencarrow Racing, winning 48 races across New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, UK and Ireland, highlighted by stakes-winners Atacama and Silver Eclipse.
2013/14 SEASON'S RESULTS
05 Aug 2013The 2013/14 racing season provided a haul of 55 winners in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore & the United Kingdom, culminating with the honour of securing the Owners Premiership Award.
2012/13 SEASON'S RESULTS
03 Sep 2012Pencarrow Racing had a great season in 2013, highlighted by stakes performances by Dolmabache, Valbuena, Pure Elegance, Guiseppina, Adolay and Maarek in the UK.
2011/12 SEASON RESULTS
02 Aug 2011Pencarrow Racing had a stellar 2011/12 season with the newly licensed training partnership of Rambo & Julia scoring some notable 'firsts' from Pencarrow's Maungtautari HQ.
2010/2011 SEASON RESULTS
01 Aug 2011A hugely successful first season for Pencarrow Racing's resident training partnership of Steven Ramsay & Julia Ritchie saw Peter & Philip Vela one of three finalists for the prestigious NZ Owner of the Year Award in 2011.