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Tributes flow for Hall of Famer Laurie Laxon

22 Jul 2021

Tributes from around the world have flowed in the wake of the death late last week of New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame trainer Laurie Laxon.

Pukekohe Success for Pencarrow-bred Burgundy Dancer (NZ)

24 Jun 2021

Promising Pencarrow-bred two-year-old Burgundy Dancer (NZ) (Burgundy) recorded the first win of his career with a determined front-running performance in Wednesday’s $10,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) at Pukekohe.

Royal Ascot Placing for Tasman Bay (IRE)

21 Jun 2021

The Pencarrow colours have played a prominent part in arguably the most significant week in world racing, with Tasman Bay (FR) (Le Havre) finishing second in Friday’s £170,000 Group Two King Edward VII Stakes (2400m) at Royal Ascot.

Palm Springs (NZ) Makes Winning Return

14 Jun 2021

Up-and-coming Pencarrow mare Palm Springs (NZ) made an impressive return to action with a smart win in Saturday’s $27,500 SVS Starting Gates 1100 at Te Rapa.

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About The Stud


Situated in the lush countryside of the Waikato region of New Zealand, Pencarrow Stud was established by international businessman Sir Peter Vela.

Developed in tandem with his late brother Philip, the pair created a legacy for their families and the NZ thoroughbred industry through years of dedication, passion and expert judgement. The 2013/14 season marked a new era in the history of the stud with Sir Peter taking the reins on his own and continuing the success that the brothers started together.

Comprising some 300 hectares of mineral rich countryside, Pencarrow Stud has an enviable record producing world-class thoroughbred racehorses.

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