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Sunset Boulevard (NZ) Adds to Big Week for Pencarrow

02 May 2024

A highly successful week for Pencarrow’s racing team continued at Ruakaka on Wednesday with a maiden victory by promising three-year-old Sunset Boulevard (NZ) (Eminent).

That latest win followed on from a notable trans-Tasman double on Saturday by exciting three-year-old fillies Waikato Girl (NZ) (Savabeel) and Tomodachi (NZ) (Tarzino).

Sunset Boulevard’s victory in Wednesday’s $17,000 Ruakaka – NZ’s Best Bet in Winter (2100m) was a step or two below that level, but nevertheless hinted at a bright future for the emerging stayer.

Tomodachi (NZ) Carries on Winning Way

29 Apr 2024

Exciting Pencarrow filly Tomodachi (NZ) (Tarzino) recorded her third win in a row with another impressive performance in Saturday’s $35,000 Aon Insurance Brokers 3YO (1600m) at Te Rapa.

A third placegetter on debut at Taupo on February, Tomodachi has been flawless ever since with victories at Taupo on March 8, Matamata on March 27 and Te Rapa on Saturday.

Tomodachi is trained by Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott, and Saturday’s result was a fitting one after a moment’s silence was observed mid-race following the recent loss of O’Sullivan’s legendary father Dave.

Waikato Girl (NZ) Another Black-Type Performer for Scintillula

29 Apr 2024

One of Pencarrow Stud's most exciting families was enhanced by a Listed win in Brisbane on Saturday by Waikato Girl (NZ) (Savabeel), who is also part-owned by Sir Peter Vela.

The Savabeel filly is out of Scintillula (Galileo), who was a Group Three winner and Group One placegetter in Ireland, and she is the dam of four winners from four foals to race. Waikato Girl's full-sister Butter Chicken (NZ) (Savabeel) placed at Group Two level, while four-time winner Stella Splendida (NZ) (Zoustar) recently sold for $410,000 on gavelhouse.com.

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.

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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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