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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.

Quality Bloodlines Throughout Pencarrow’s National Weanling Sale Draft

27 May 2024

The 2024 National Weanling Sale at Karaka features the first Pencarrow Stud weanling draft since 2016, and the bloodlines being offered by the internationally respected nursery are well worth the long wait.

The Pencarrow draft is made up of three fillies and two colts. Their sires are a diverse range of stallions from across Australasia, while the dams represent many of the top-class families that have underpinned Pencarrow’s decades of racetrack and sale-ring success.

Pencarrow Presents Select Draft at NZB National Weanling Sale

24 May 2024

Buyers will have a rare opportunity to purchase weanling stock from one of New Zealand’s leading thoroughbred nurseries when Pencarrow Stud presents a five-lot draft during next month’s NZB National Weanling Sale at Karaka.

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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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