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Imperial Force Impresses at Canterbury

18 Apr 2024

Pencarrow principal Sir Peter Vela might have another future black-type contender on his hands after Imperial Force (Snitzel) cleared maiden ranks in style in Sydney on Wednesday.

The Chris Waller-trained colt headed into the A$60,000 James Squire 2YO Handicap (1250m) at Canterbury as a second placegetter in his only previous start, and he took his promising career up by several notches on Wednesday with a dominant performance.

Uplifting (NZ) Scores Special Otaki Win

03 Apr 2024

With a maiden victory at Otaki on Monday, three-year-old filly Uplifting (NZ) became the fifth winner sired by former high-class Pencarrow racehorse Eminent. More significantly, she became the first Eminent winner to race in those same blue and white hooped colours of Sir Peter Vela.

Uplifting is trained by Steven Ramsay and Julia Ritchie and cleared maiden ranks at her fourth career start in Monday’s $18,500 The Tele Otaki Maiden (2100m). She had recorded a second and a fifth among her three previous appearances and was sent out as a $3.10 favourite for Monday’s race.

Easter Monday Win for Kandinsky Abstract

03 Apr 2024

Part-owned by Pencarrow principal Sir Peter Vela, blue-blooded colt Kandinsky Abstract (Zoustar) collected the second win of his short career in Monday’s A$65,000 Kia Ora Prague Handicap (1200m) at Warwick Farm.

A smart winner on debut over the same distance at Canterbury last May, Kandinsky Abstract finished a close sixth in the Group Three San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill in his second career start. He also took on the Listed Poseidon Stakes (1100m) and Group Two Danehill Stakes (1100m) later in the spring of his three-year-old season.

Tomodachi (NZ) Too Classy at Matamata

28 Mar 2024

Having already shown real talent on dry ground, emerging Pencarrow filly Tomodachi (NZ) (Tarzino) mastered a gruelling heavy track at Matamata on Wednesday to continue her impressive progress through the grades.

The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained three-year-old collected the second win of her three-start career with a determined come-from-behind performance in the $25,000 Kilgravin Lodge (1400m).

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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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