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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.

Bright Future for Private Life

24 May 2024

A smart performance at Warwick Farm on Wednesday hinted at bigger and better things next season for well-bred colt Private Life (Written Tycoon), who is part-owned by Pencarrow principal Sir Peter Vela.

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.

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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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