Coastwatch Delivers in Ming Dynasty
30 Aug 2021
Promising three-year-old Coastwatch (Fastnet Rock), part-owned by Pencarrow principal Sir Peter Vela, came of age with an impressive first black-type victory in Saturday’s A$160,000 Group Three Fujitsu General Ming Dynasty (1400m) at Kembla Grange.
New Foal Arrivals at Renowned Nursery Pencarrow
19 Aug 2021
Three decades of high-class racehorses, exceptional broodmares and sale-topping yearlings have firmly established Pencarrow as one of New Zealand’s most esteemed thoroughbred nurseries, and the latest crop of new foals have now started to arrive for the 2021 breeding season.
Another Major Placing for Tasman Bay
01 Aug 2021
Pencarrow three-year-old Tasman Bay (Le Havre) is continuing to make his mark at some of the biggest carnivals on the British racing calendar. Runner-up in the Group Two King Edward VII Stakes (2400m) at Royal Ascot in his previous appearance, the Sir Mark Todd-trained colt followed that up on Friday with a gallant third in the £100,000 Group Three Thoroughbred Stakes (1600m) at the iconic Glorious Goodwood meeting.
Pukekohe Success for Pencarrow-bred Burgundy Dancer (NZ)
24 Jun 2021
Promising Pencarrow-bred two-year-old Burgundy Dancer (NZ) (Burgundy) recorded the first win of his career with a determined front-running performance in Wednesday’s $10,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) at Pukekohe.
Palatinate (NZ) Prevails at Pukekura Raceway
10 Jun 2021
Pencarrow principal Sir Peter Vela joined forces with Hall of Fame trainer Laurie Laxon to win Thursday’s $10,000 John White Bloodstock Supporting Life Education Trust 3YO (1400m) at Pukekura Raceway with promising filly Palatinate (NZ) (Per Incanto).
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.
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.
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.
Soyounique Goes Back-to-Back
15 Apr 2021
Pencarrow part-owned Soyounique (Siyouni) has put together back-to-back victories in England within the space of less than two weeks. Trained by legendary New Zealand Olympian Sir Mark Todd, the talented four-year-old cleared maiden grade with a bold performance at Wolverhampton on March 27, and he followed that up with an even more impressive victory in Wednesday’s attheraces.com Handicap (1400m) at Lingfield Park.