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 Peter Vela has also had horses in the stables of Wally Mitchell, John O'Shea, Peter Moody, Mick Price and David Hayes in Australia; Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott, Roger James, Bruce Wallace, Jason Bridgman, Shaune Ritchie, Kevin Gray, Graham Richardson, Ken Kelso, Kevin Myers, Lance Noble, Lisa Latta, Jan Hay, John Sargent, Raylene Whiteside, Graeme & Debbie Rogerson, and Donna & Dean Logan in New Zealand; and Mark Walker and Laurie Laxon in Singapore.

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
05 Aug 2013

The 2013/14 racing season is shaping as an exciting one for Pencarrow Stud’s racing string.

Last season saw the colours of Peter and Philip Vela salute the judge on 48 occasions in three countries. Resident trainers Steven Ramsay (Rambo) & Julia Ritchie were accountable for half of those successes, with Group 1 performances from Dolmabache and Guiseppina.

With the emergence of talented young horses combined with existing stars in the stable this season is one to look forward to for the team at Pencarrow.

This season has already seen winners in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore under Pencarrow ownership. Bass Strait accounted himself with distinction over the Melbourne Spring Carnival, winning at Caulfield and running second in the Group 3 David Jones Cup. Promising young horses in New Zealand have started to string wins together with the likes of Duquesa and Biddable both winning back-to-back races late in 2013. In Singapore, Bordeaux has made a great start to his short career with two wins under his belt.

July:

ERMINE RUBY 3YO Cape Cross x Ruby Rocket 1st (7/7/14, Lingfield £3,000 MDN 7f
MARY McPHEE 2YO Makfi x Aunty Mary (f) 1st (4/7/14, Warwick, UK) £4,500 MDN 2YO 6f


June:

IRION 3YO Danroad x Doff (f) 1st (25/6/14, Geelong), A$25,000 MDN 1300m
VUELTA
2YO High Chaparral x Affirmed Lane (c)
1st (14/6/14, Flemington), A$80,000 2YO 1400m
SECRET LILY
3YO Sakhee's Secret x Desert Lily (f)
2nd (14/6/14, Ruakaka) $15,000 Rating 65 1200m
EPICUREAN 4YO Flying Spur x El Bulli (m) 1st (4/6/14, Matamata) $7,000 MDN 1400m

May: 

TRANSLUCENCE
4YO Darci Brahma x Clear Rose (m)
1st (22/5/14, Hastings) $7,000 MDN 2100m
ELYSIUM
4YO O'Reilly x Velvet and Satin (m)
1st (21/5/14, Ruakaka) $8,000 Rating 75 1200m
SECRET LILY 3YO Sakhee's Secret x Desert Lily (f) 1st (21/5/14, Ruakaka) $7,000 MDN 1200m
MARY McPHEE 2YO Makfi x Aunty Mary (f) 2nd (20/5/14, Warwick, UK) £4,500 MDN 2YO 1207m
VUELTA 2YO High Chaparral x Affirmed Lane (c) 2nd (17/5/14, Werribee) A$15,000 MDN 2YO 1400m
DEVIL'S HARMONY 2YO Pentire x Devil's Song (f) 1st (14/5/14, Sandown) A$35,000 2YOF 1200m
DELICIANO
5YO Darci Brahma x Santagostino (m)
1st (14/5/14, Te Aroha) $8,000 Rating 75 2100m
SOUTHERN PRIDE
4YO Reset x Miller's Pride (m)
1st (9/5/14, Ashburton) $7,000 Rating 65 1400m
MAKARSKA
3YO Keeper x Stanica (f)
1st (3/5/14, Te Rapa) $15,000 Rating 65 1600m
MAHANADI
6YO Tiger Hill x Bargibant (g)
1st (3/5/14, Riccarton) $40,000 OPN HCP 2500m


April: 

DELICIANO
5YO Darci Brahma x Santagostino (m)
2nd (26/4/14, Te Rapa) $25,000 Rating 75 2400m
CHEVREMONT
5YO No Excuse Needed x Figeac (m)
2nd (25/4/14, Awapuni) $10,000 Rating 75 1600m
DELICIANO 5YO Darci Brahma x Santagostino (m) 2nd (19/4/14, Hastings) $17,500 Rating 75 2500m
EQUANIMITY
3YO More Than Ready x Insouciant (f)
2nd (12/4/14, Ellerslie) $20,000 3YO 1200m
NORTH OF SUNSET
4YO Red Ransom x Zygadene (m)
1st (9/4/14, Te Teko) $8,000 Rating 75 2100m
LA ADELITA
3YO High Chaparral x Romantic Liaisons (f)
2nd (5/4/14, Hastings) $15,000 Rating 65 14000m
GIFT OF FIRE 4YO Darci Brahma x Promethean (m) 2nd (2/4/14, Matamata) $7,000 MDN F&M 1400m

March: 

DEAUVILLE 3YO Darci Brahma x Bartolomeo (g) 1st (30/3/14, Kranji) S$65,000 MDN 1400m
ELYSIUM
4YO O'Reilly x Velvet and Satin (m)
2nd (29/3/14, Awapuni) $30,000 Rating 65 1200m
MAKARSKA
3YO Keeper x Stanica (f)
2nd (29/3/14, Ellerslie) $15,000 Rating 65 1400m
EASTERN CAPE 2YO Fastnet Rock x Celebria (c) 2nd (27/3/14, Bendigo) A$17,500 2YO 1300m
RASA LILA
3YO Darci Brahma x Dance my Dance (f)
1st (15/3/14, Geelong) A$15,000 MDN 1741m
LA ADELITA 3YO High Chaparral x Romantic Liaisons 1st (13/3/14, Matamata) $7,000 MDN 1400m
HOOFSAIN BOLT 4YO Casino Prince x Huluava (m) 1st (11/3/14, Hawera) $7,000 MDN 1600m
VENDEMIAIRE 5YO Perfectly Ready x Vingtaine (m) 1st (11/3/14, Hawera) $7,000 MDN 2100m
KENDOKA 4YO Reset x Kwan (m) 2nd (1/3/14, Ellerslie) $40,000 R75 2100m

February:

DEVOTION 3YO Volksraad x Iconic (f) 1st (20/2/14, Wairoa) $8,000 MDN 1200m
VILLARS 4YO Stratum x Vercors (m) 1st (19/2/14, Counties) $12,000 Rating 65 F&M 1600m
REVOLUTIONARY 4YO Darci Brahma x Iconic (m) 1st (10/2/14, Ashburton) $8,000 Rating 85 1600m
DARK AND STORMY 3YO Zabeel x Floridita (f) 1st (9/2/14, Counties) $7,000 Rating 65 1600m
BIDDABLE 4YO Exceed and Excel x Uberalles (m) 2nd (1/2/14, Te Rapa) $17,500 Rating 85 1400m

January:

NORTH OF SUNSET 4YO Red Ransom x Zygadene (m) 2nd (30/1/14, Hastings) $8,000 Rating 75 2000m
QUEEN OF EXCUSES 4YO No Excuse Needed x Figeac (m) 1st (30/1/14, Hastings) $7,000 MDN 1200m
CHEVREMONT 5YO No Excuse Needed x Figeac (m) 2nd (27/1/14, Te Teko) $10,000 Rating 75 2100m
EQUANIMITY 3YO More Than Ready x Insouciant (f) 1st (26/1/14, Auckland) $30,000 SP COND MDN
SILVER ECLIPSE  3YO Darci Brahma x Zino Belle (f) 1st (25/1/14, Wellington) $40,000 3YO 1200m
SOUTHERN PRIDE 4YO Reset x Miller's Pride (m) 1st (25/1/14, Ashburton) $10,000 MDN 1600m
REVOLUTIONARY 4YO Darci Brahma x Iconic (m) 1st (25/1/14, Ashburton) $15,000 Rating 65 1600m
DARK AND STORMY 3YO Zabeel x Floridita (f) 2nd (22/1/14, Te Rapa) $7,000 Rating 65 1600m                 
KENDOKA 4YO Reset x Kwan (m) 2nd (22/1/14, Te Rapa) $8,000 R75 2100m
NORTH OF SUNSET 4YO Red Ransom x Zygadene (m) 2nd (16/1/14, Taranaki) $8,000 Rating 75 1800m
RASA LILA 3YO Darci Brahma x Dance my Dance (f) 2nd (12/1/14, Werribee) $17,500 MDN 3YO Fillies 1410m
EQUANIMITY 3YO More Than Ready x Insouciant (f) 1st (6/1/14, Rotorua) $7,000 MDN 3YO 1230m
DELICIANO 5YO Darci Brahma x Santagostino (m) 2nd (5/1/14, Otaki) $8,000 Rating 75 2100m
PRAISEWORTHY 4YO Perfectly Ready x Hameeda (g) 2nd (4/1/14, Greymouth) $7,500 MDN 2YO & Up 1100m
COTE DE NUITS 3YO Stravinsky x Madame Echezeaux (g) 1st (2/1/14, Tauranga) $7,000 MDN 1300m
ADOLAY
4YO Fast n Famous x Ruppertsberg (m) 
2nd (1/1/14, Auckland) $30,000 Rating 75 1600m
DUQUESA
4YO Encosta de Lago x Ethereal (m)
1st (1/1/14, Auckland) $30,000 SP Cond MDN 2100m

 

December:

NORTH OF SUNSET 4YO Red Ransom x Zygadene (m) 1st (31/12/13, Stratford) $9,000 Rating 65 1600m
CHEVREMONT 5YO No Excuse Needed x Figeac (m) 2nd (31/12/13, Stratford) $9,000 Rating 85 2000m
BIDDABLE
4YO Exceed and Excel x Uberalles (m)
1st (30/12/13, Taupo) $8,000 Rating 75 1200m
TRANSLUCENCE 4YO Darci Brahma x Clear Rose (m) 2nd (27/12/13, Taranaki) $7,000 MDN F&M 1580m
RASA LILA 3YO Darci Brahma x Dance my Dance (f) 2nd (22/12/13, Bendigo) $17,500 MDN F&M 1300m
VILLARS
4YO Stratum x Vercors (m)
1st (21/12/13, Te Rapa) $7,000 MDN 1200m
ADOLAY  4YO Fast n Famous x Ruppertsberg (m)        2nd (19/12/13, Levin) R85 New World H. 1400m 
JULIETA  4YO Darci Brahma x Mareva (m)           1st (19/12/13, Levin) 1600m MDN 
BORDEAUX
3YO Sir Percy x Almaviva (g)
1st (15/12/2013, Kranji) S$55,000 Classs 4 1200m
DARK AND STORMY 3YO Zabeel x Floridita (f) 1st (12/12/13, Hastings) $7,000 MDN 1400m
BIDDABLE
4YO Exceed and Excel x Uberalles (m)
1st (12/12/13, Hastings) $7,000 Rating 65 1400m
DUQUESA
4YO Encosta de Lago x Ethereal (m)
1st (11/12/13, Ellerslie) $12,500 MDN 2200m
IRION  3YO Danroad x Dopff (f) 2nd (8/12/13, Geelong) A$15,000 MDN 1200m 
KENDOKA      4YO Reset x Kwan (m)  1st (7/12/13, Ellerslie) $25,000 Dunstan Ch'ship Qualifier R65 2200m 
VILLARS 4YO Stratum x Vercors (m) 2nd (4/12/13, Counties) $12,000 MDN F&M 1600m

November:

PIAZZETTA
4YO Darci Brahma x Paolino (g)
1st (24/11/13, Te Rapa) $7,000 Rating 65 1600m
DUQUESA 4YO Encosta de Lago x Ethereal (m) 2nd (22/11/13, New Plymouth) $7,000 MDN 1800m
VILLARS 4YO Stratum x Vercors (m) 2nd (16/11/13, BOP) $12,500 MDN 1600m
BIDDABLE 4YO Exceed and Excel x Uberalles (m) 2nd (11/11/13, Avondale) $7,000 Rating 65 1200m
PERSUASIVE
3YO Darci Brahma x Pertinacious (f)
1st (11/11/13, Avondale) $7,000 MDN 3YO 1400m
MAKARSKA
3YO Keeper x Stanica (f)
1st (11/11/13, Avondale) $7,000 MDN 1400m
BORDEAUX
3YO Sir Percy x Almaviva (g)
2nd (1/11/13, Kranji) $65,000 Graduation 1000m
SILVER ECLIPSE     3YO Darci Brahma x Zino Belle (f) 1st (2/11/13, Tauranga) $8,000 3YO 12000m 

October:

PIAZZETTA
4YO Darci Brahma x Paolino (g)
2nd (30/10/13, Counties) $7,000 Rating 65 1600m 
VILLARS  4YO Stratum x Vercors (m)  2nd (28/10/13, Te Rapa) $12,500 1400m MDN
ATACAMA  4YO Pentire x Almaviva (m)  2nd (26/10/13, Ellerslie) $15,000 Rating 85 1600m 
BASS STRAIT  4YO Holy Roman Emperor x Crystalline (g)  2nd (19/10/13, Caulfield) $150,000 Gr.3 David Jones Cup (2000m)
BORDEAUX 3YO Sir Percy x Almaviva 1st (18/10/13, Kranji) $65,000 MDN 1000m
KENDOKA 4YO Reset x Kwan (m) 2nd (17/10/13, Avondale) $7,000 Rating 65 1400m
MAKARSKA 3YO Keeper x Stanica (f) 2nd (9/10/13, Taupo) $7,000 MDN 3YO 1200m
ELYSIUM 4YO O'Reilly x Velvet and Satin (m) 1st (7/10/13, Avondale) $7,000 Rating 65 1200m
PINK BUBBLES 4YO Pins x Madame Echezeaux (m) 1st (7/10/13, Avondale) $7,000 MDN 1200m
PERSUASIVE 3YO Darci Brahma x Pertinacious (f) 2nd (1/10/13, Avondale) $7,000 MDN 3YO 1200m 
PIAZZETTA 4YO Darci Brahma x Paolino (g)  1st (7/10/13, Avondale) $7,000 MDN 14000m
ATACAMA 4YO Pentire x Almaviva (m) 1st (4/10/13, Te Rapa) $15,000 Rating 75 1600m

 

September: 

BASS STRAIT
4YO Holy Roman Emperor x Crystalline (g)
1st (29/9/13, Caulfield) A$80,000 Open Handicap 1700m
ATACAMA 4YO Pentire x Almaviva (m) 1st (14/9/13, Ruakaka) $15,000 Rating 85 1400m
ESQUINA 5YO Darci Brahma x Encens (m) 1st (13/9/13, Ashburton) $8,000 Rating 75 1400m 
SILVER ECLIPSE 3YO Darci Brahma x Zino Belle (f) 1st (9/9/13, Taupo) $7,000 MDN 3YO 12000m 

VENDEMIAIRE

5YO Perfectly Ready x Vingtaine (m)
2nd (9/9/13, Taupo) $7,000 MDN 1800m

August:

EBULLIENT 7YO Stravinsky x Ethereal (g) 1st (31/8/13, Whangarei) $25,000 Open Handicap 1200m
BASS STRAIT 4YO Holy Roman Emperor x Crystalline (g) 2nd (21/8/13, Sandown) $35,000 Benchmark 78 1300m
MAHANADI 6YO Tiger Hill x Bargibant (g) 1st (7/8/13, Riccarton) $70,000 Grand National Hurdles 4200m

VENDEMIAIRE

5YO Perfectly Ready x Vingtaine (m) 2nd (5/8/13, Stratford) $7,000 MDN 1480m

 

 


LAST 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.