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A Tribute to Kirin Belle (NZ)

11 May 2021

It is with great sadness that Pencarrow Stud announces the loss of one of their great broodmares, 30-year-old Kirin Belle (NZ). From the great Belle family, Kirin Belle was bred Sir Peter Vela and raced in the famous blue and white hoops.

Sir Peter Vela Inducted into New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame

04 May 2021

An enormously influential career spanning more than 40 years in the New Zealand thoroughbred industry was recognised and celebrated in Hamilton on Sunday night with Sir Peter Vela’s induction into the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame.

Guineas Glory for Close Relative to Pencarrow Filly

04 May 2021

The pedigree page of promising Pencarrow filly Marsden Cross (IRE) (Camelot) received a major boost over the weekend when close relative Mother Earth (IRE) (Zoffany) triumphed in the prestigious Group One 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Newmarket.

Calliope (NZ) Clears Maidens Impressively

29 Apr 2021

Three-year-old Pencarrow filly Calliope (NZ) (Charm Spirit) – a half-sister to this season’s stakes winner in the same colours, Siracusa (NZ) (Sebring) – collected the first win of her career with an impressive performance in Wednesday’s $10,000 Rydges Rotorua (1230m) at Arawa Park.

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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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