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Ranch Hand Charges to Poseidon Stakes Success

13 Sep 2021

With a smart turn of foot, promising three-year-old Ranch Hand (Fastnet Rock) sprinted to black-type success at Flemington on Saturday for his part-owner Sir Peter Vela in the A$160,000 Listed Winning Edge Poseidon Stakes (1100m).

Valzacella (NZ) Victorious at Cambridge

03 Sep 2021

A slick turn of foot in the straight carried Pencarrow mare Valzacella (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) to a first career victory in Thursday’s $12,000 Marsh Racing New Stables 1550 at Cambridge.

Coastwatch Delivers in Ming Dynasty

30 Aug 2021

Promising three-year-old Coastwatch (Fastnet Rock), part-owned by Pencarrow principal Sir Peter Vela, came of age with an impressive first black-type victory in Saturday’s A$160,000 Group Three Fujitsu General Ming Dynasty (1400m) at Kembla Grange.

New Foal Arrivals at Renowned Nursery Pencarrow

19 Aug 2021

Three decades of high-class racehorses, exceptional broodmares and sale-topping yearlings have firmly established Pencarrow as one of New Zealand’s most esteemed thoroughbred nurseries, and the latest crop of new foals have now started to arrive for the 2021 breeding season.

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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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