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Another Cambridge Win for Branciforti (NZ)

11 Jul 2024

Talented Pencarrow mare Branciforti (NZ) (Belardo) added to her strong record on the Cambridge synthetic track with another emphatic victory in Wednesday’s $27,000 D & A Diesel (1300m).

The four-year-old mare has now had a total of 13 starts for four wins, a second and $60,475 in stakes. Three of those wins have come from only seven appearances on the all-weather surface at Cambridge.

Join the Pencarrow Stud Team

26 Jun 2024

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the Pencarrow Stud team in the role of Farm Manager at their Bellwood Farm property.

The unique farm is situated 15 minutes from Matamata, and 20 minutes from Cambridge. The property encompasses 100 hectares of rolling hill country, making it the perfect location for Pencarrow’s young stock to grow and develop throughout the spring and summer before heading to the trainers in autumn. It is also used to winter mares and occasional spelling for some of the racing team.

The successful applicant will have a wide range of experience in the horse industry and exhibit strong attention to detail.

Some general farming knowledge will be an advantage.

Commanding Cambridge Win for Unequivocal (NZ)

12 Jun 2024

Pencarrow filly Unequivocal (NZ) (Eminent) capped a consistent run of form with a well-deserved and dominant victory in the $17,000 Riding for the Disabled Charity Day Maiden (2000m) at Cambridge.

The three-year-old went into Wednesday’s race winless in five career starts, but she had produced strong finishes on each occasion, dating right back to a pair of sixths in her first two appearances last spring.

Unequivocal returned to racing in the autumn with a fifth in April and two big late runs for second placings in May, and on Wednesday she broke through with an emphatic come-from-behind performance.

Runaway Maiden Win for Dresse Par Joli (NZ)

09 Jun 2024

With an emphatic maiden victory at New Plymouth on Thursday, Dresse Par Joli (NZ) (Tavistock) hinted at a promising future for her breeder and part-owner Sir Peter Vela.

The four-year-old mare went into Thursday’s $17,000 The Underbelly Transport Ltd Maiden (2000m) with two seconds and two fourths to her name from her four previous starts, and she was sent out as a $2.40 favourite. She proved to be just as dominant on the racetrack as she was in the betting market.

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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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