Client Testimonials

Go Racing is one of New Zealand’s largest syndicators of thoroughbreds and we have worked with Haunui Farm for more than 10 years.

Our involvement with them has been in multiple capacities: as a buyer of their yearlings; vendor at sales; breeders and for the agistment of our horses. On many occasions we have also had the assistance of Haunui Farm in hosting clients to view yearlings and have even used their farm to prepare television adverts.

In every instance they are professional, their horses are well cared for and they are presented at sales in top condition. This gives their horses the opportunity to gain the best possible price for their owners and maximise their return. As a buyer I have confidence in their horses because of their upbringing and I know they will have every chance of realising their potential on the race track.

Haunui Farm is a leader in New Zealand’s breeding industry and I have no hesitation in recommending them as a stud farm, vendor at sales and as carers for your thoroughbred.

Albert Bosma


Auckland, New Zealand

Brenda and myself have been clients of Haunui Farm for 18 + years. Over this time we have relied on their expertise and advice for all aspects of Thoroughbred Breeding and husbandry. We have found their advice to be considered , professional , and consultative at all times.

Their staff are mostly long time employees, and are knowledgeable, friendly and reliable."

Keryn Corrigan

Auckland, New Zealand

"Don and I have found the team at Haunui to be excellent in all areas of horse management and for a number of years, Haunui has assisted us with the management of our large breeding team.

Through Haunui, we have sold sale-topping yearlings and they have also been integral in the breaking-in and management of our horses retained for racing.

Mark's advice is always honest and takes into consideration what we want to do and he and his team have been very supportive in exploring opportunities for the marketing of individual horses outside of the sale ring.

I look forward to many more years of success with Haunui.”

Dame Wendy Pye

Auckland, New Zealand

I have attended Yearling sales in New Zealand for the past 30 years and purchased many yearlings from the Haunui Farm draft on a regular basis.

I have found their yearlings to be exceptionally well prepared and handled, testimony to their detail to rearing, overall preparation and attention to detail.

I have for many years agisted my purchases at Haunui to be let down and prepared for transport to Australia with excellent results.

The transition from the “Old Haunui” at Whitford to the well designed property at Karaka seems to have been a very smooth transition for the stud.

I have found Mark to be a person of the highest integrity and the staff to be very efficient and most capable in all aspects of the industry.

The sales hospitality of Ron, Carolyn, Mark, and Sarah is second to none making one feel most comfortable and very welcome at all times.

John Chalmers

Bloodstock Agent


I have had the pleasure of dealing with Mark, Shannon and their team at Haunui Farm for over five years. I very much appreciate their dedication, professionalism and the care that they give to my mares and foals. Although I am a small breeder by industry standards I am made to feel as though I receive the same level of service as those with a larger broodmare band.

The team at Haunui Farm take the reins throughout the whole breeding process from foaling through to arranging breaking in, pre-training, and sales. Their communication levels are excellent as are the conditions and the presentation of the horses.

I look forward to a long relationship with Haunui Farm and would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other breeders.

Annette Antoniadis

Mahoenui Bloodstock Limited

Auckland, New Zealand