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Third 2YO Stakes Winner for Showcasing

Tue, 04 June 2019

Te Rapa visitor Flaunting coped best with the testing Heavy11 track conditions prevalent at Wanganui on Saturday as she slogged through the mud to take out the Listed John Turkington Forestry Ltd. Castletown Stakes (1200m).

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Belardo's Sire, Lope De Vega, Gets Classic Winner

Tue, 28 May 2019

Belardo's sire Lope De Vega has added to his G1 tally with son Phoenix Of Spain an impressive winner of the Irish 2000 Guineas over the weekend.

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Belardo's Sireline Continues to Fire

Mon, 13 May 2019

With the May Sale and Magic Millions Weanling Sales just around the corner, the battle of the first season sires is set to begin and Haunui Farm’s young stallion, BELARDO, should be at the top of everyone’s list, and here’s why.

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Stakes Double for Showcasing

Mon, 06 May 2019

Former Haunui Farm stallion SHOWCASING (GB) (Oasis Dream) enjoyed another successful day in New Zealand on Saturday with two further stakes winners added to his already impressive record for the current season.

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Showcasing Setting New 2YO High in NZ

Mon, 06 May 2019

Former Haunui Farm stallion Showcasing has taken his standing as a sire of winning two-year-olds in New Zealand to a possible record level.

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Melbourne Spring on Radar for Rondinella

Tue, 16 April 2019

Cambridge trainers Roger James and Robert Wellwood were ecstatic with Haunui graduate Rondinella’s Gr.1 Sydney Cup (3200m) fourth-placing at Randwick on Saturday and they are now eyeing spring spoils with their mare, with a potential Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) tilt on the cards.

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Haunui Stallion Duo Set to Return

Tue, 16 April 2019

Haunui Farm is pleased to announce that both IFFRAAJ (GB) (Zafonic) and BELARDO (Ire) (Lope De Vega) will be returning to New Zealand for the 2019 breeding season.

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Another Big Weekend for Haunui Stallions

Mon, 08 April 2019

It was another great weekend on the track for the Haunui stallions – a new stakes winner for Iffraaj, another G1 for Belardo’s sire Lope De Vega and a trio of winners for Showcasing

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ASSISTANT YEARLING MANAGER REQUIRED

Mon, 01 April 2019

Haunui Farm, a leader in the Australasian thoroughbred industry, requires an experienced stud groom to join our dedicated team as Assistant Yearling Manager.

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Rondinella Primed for Sydney Challenge

Fri, 29 March 2019

Haunui Farm homebred, Rondinella is in "faultless condition" ahead of Saturday's Gr.1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) at Rosehill according to Roger James, who trains in partnership with Robert Wellwood.

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Furore Continues Haunui Run of Success

Tue, 19 March 2019

The Frankie Lor-trained Furore continued New Zealand’s stellar record in the HK$18million Hong Kong Derby (2000m) when he took out the Classic race at Sha Tin on Sunday. Bred in New Zealand by Jonathan Munz under his GSA Bloodstock banner, Furore was born and raised at Haunui Farm and stud principal Mark Chitty said it was a great result for the farm and New Zealand.

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Ferlax Making His Mark

Wed, 06 March 2019

He may have had only three seasons in the serving barn but ill-fated G1 Australian Guineas-winner FERLAX (NZ) (Pentire), is certainly making his presence felt with his first crop.

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10 2YO Winners for Showcasing

Thu, 28 February 2019

Former Haunui Farm stallion Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) has continued his dominance of 2YO racing in New Zealand with winner number 10 at Counties today, Enjoy The Show (NZ).

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Perfect Result in Haunui Farm WFA Classic

Tue, 26 February 2019

It was the perfect ending to the G1 Haunui Farm WFA Classic (1600m) at Otaki on Saturday with Haunui Farm graduate MELODY BELLE (NZ) (Commands) powering to victory down the centre of the track.

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Haunui Farm G1 WFA Classic Field Shaping Nicely

Tue, 19 February 2019

The Otaki-Maori Racing Club’s Haunui Farm G1 WFA Classic (1600m) is shaping up to be a mouth-watering contest at Otaki on Saturday with nominations headlined by MELODY BELLE (NZ) (Commands).

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Haunui Graduates Dominate at Te Rapa

Mon, 11 February 2019

Saturday racing at Te Rapa saw plenty of cause for celebration at Haunui with graduates landing two of the features on the card whilst the Haunui colours were also to the fore on one of New Zealand’s biggest days of racing.

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Bring on Karaka 2019!

Fri, 18 January 2019

Haunui Farm will offer 56 yearlings across the three books at Karaka 2019 and as always there is a horse for all budgets. We need not remind you of the fact that your next Champion, is not necessarily going to break the bank. We only need to reflect on our black type graduates over the past few seasons to be reminded of that fact.

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Foundation Family to the Fore

Fri, 11 January 2019

Not many families in the New Zealand stud book are as prevalent as the Haunui foundation family with 45 stakes winners and a further 22 stakes performers at last count. And last weekend’s Group winning performance by Celebrity Dream (NZ) (Thorn Park) cemented one of it’s members, a very special place in the family legacy.

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Showcasing the Dominant Force in NZ 2YO Ranks

Fri, 11 January 2019

Ever since his first crop hit the track in 2015, former Haunui Farm stallion Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) has never ventured far from the top of New Zealand’s 2YO sires table.

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Imelda Mary First Stakes Winner for Ferlax

Tue, 08 January 2019

3YO filly Imelda Mary (NZ) (Ferlax) caused a minor upset when she dashed away from her age-group rivals to take out the Gr.2 Valachi Downs Royal Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie last week to become her sire’s first stakes winner.

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Haunui Graduate Karaka Million Bound

Thu, 27 December 2018

Two-year-old filly Appellant (NZ) (Showcasing) will continue the run of Haunui Farm graduates lining up in the Karaka million having cemented her place in the restricted field with an impressive win at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.

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Marzemino Impresses at Ellerslie

Mon, 10 December 2018

Haunui Farm graduate and exciting galloper Marzemino overcame a tardy start and an interrupted run in the home straight to post her second consecutive victory yesterday at Ellerslie.

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Xpression to Cap Dream Week for Haunui

Fri, 16 November 2018

Haunui Farm managing director Mark Chitty is hoping to cap a dream week for the Karaka farm with Group One glory in Saturday’s Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas at Riccarton.

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Big Saturday for Haunui and Stallions

Mon, 12 November 2018

Saturday 10th November 2018 will take a lot of beating for the team at Haunui Farm for any number of reasons.

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Another Stakes Winner for Iffraaj

Tue, 06 November 2018

Haunui Farm shuttle stallion Iffraaj was represented by his 64th stakes winner over the weekend courtesy of the Roger Varian-trained Rasima's victory in the Fleur De Lys Fillies' Stakes (Listed, 1600m) at Lingfield in the UK.

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Showcasing 2YO's Dominate in Europe

Thu, 01 November 2018

Former Haunui Farm stallion Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) is enjoying a break-out season in Europe in 2018. Along with siring another G1 winner – Advertise - he has a further four stakes winning 2YO’s to his credit with three of those coming in the last seven days!

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Showcasing Fillies Dominate Wellesley Stakes Field

Wed, 24 October 2018

Former Haunui Farm stallion Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) is set to play a big role in the 2018 rendition of the Wellesley Stakes at Trentham on Saturday.

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Xpression 1000 Guineas Favourite

Mon, 22 October 2018

- NZ Racing Desk North Island raider Xpression (NZ) (Showcasing) confirmed favouritism for next month’s Gr. 1 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas when she handed out a beating to her age group rivals at Ashburton today.

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Super Impressive First Winner for Ferlax

Fri, 05 October 2018

G1 Australian Guineas-winner Ferlax (NZ) (Pentire) has sired his first winner, Rare Episode, who won as he liked on debut at Gosford yesterday with a tilt at the Karaka Million 3YO Mile on the cards.

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Belardo Foals Continue to Impress

Wed, 03 October 2018

We are well and truly into spring and the first crop of Champion 2YO and dual G1 winner Belardo (Ire) (Lope De Vega) are continuing to create an impression. The proof is in the pudding so, click here to view a number of his 2018 crop of foals for yourself.

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Xpression & Melt Set to Feature in 1000 Guineas

Mon, 24 September 2018

Last week, Melt (NZ) (Iffraaj) staked her claim for the G1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas with an impressive win at Ruakaka in the G3 Northland Breeders' Stakes. This weekend it was the turn of Haunui home-bred Xpression (NZ) (Showcasing) in the G3 Gold Trail Stakes and she certainly didn't disappoint.

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Another Australian G1 for Iffraaj

Mon, 24 September 2018

Almost a month into the breeding season and in the thick of feature spring racing, Haunui Farm stallion Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) is once again proving that he is up there with the best New Zealand has to offer and breeders should be quick to snap up the last few nominations available to him for the 2018 season.

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Showcasing 2YO Soldier's Call Eyeing G1 Targets

Tue, 18 September 2018

Two-year-old colt Soldier's Call (GB) (Showcasing) has some lofty targets looming after an impressive two-and-a-quarter length victory in the G2 Flying Childers Stakes (5f3yds) at Doncaster over the weekend.

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Iffraaj Filly Melt Now Joint 1000 Guineas Favourite

Mon, 17 September 2018

Two from two in her Classic season and having taken care of her rivals with relative ease in Saturday's G3 Northland Breeders' Stakes (1200m) at Ruakaka, Melt (NZ) (Iffraaj) has joined last season's Champion 2YO Avantage (Aus) (Fastnet Rock) at the head of betting for the G1 1000 Guineas in November.

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Auckland NZTBA Stallion Parade & Awards Lunch

Tue, 04 September 2018

The Auckland Branch of the NZTBA will host their annual Stallion Parade and Breeders Awards this coming Sunday, 9th September. Things will kick off at 10.30am at Westbury Stud, then move to Haunui Farm at 11.30am and, the day will finish with the Auckland NZTBA Annual Awards Lunch held at New Zealand Bloodstock starting at 12.30pm.

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Haunui Grad Melody Belle Delivers in Tarzino

Mon, 03 September 2018

The stars aligned for Melody Belle at Hastings today as she delivered on her favourite’s label with a tenacious win in the Gr. 1 Tarzino Trophy.

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Preview Belardo's First Crop Foals

Wed, 11 July 2018

​Champion 2YO and dual G1 winner Belardo (Ire) (Lope De Vega) is currently in quarantine in the Northern Hemisphere as he prepares to make the trip south for his second season at Haunui Farm in 2018.

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Haunui Stallions Offer Exceptional Value

Wed, 11 July 2018

The 2018 breeding season will see Haunui Farm with a stallion roster that will hold appeal to all New Zealand breeders at exceptional value.

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Showcasing Shines At Royal Ascot

Tue, 10 July 2018

As far as racing carnivals go, Royal Ascot is one of the pinnacles and it has been fantastic to once again see the success of former Haunui Farm stallion Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) on one of racing's biggest stages.

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Nice Yearling Opportunities At Karaka May Sale

Sat, 05 May 2018

​Haunui Farm's Karaka May Sale draft has moved into New Zealand Bloodstock's Sales Centre this morning and among another strong draft are seven yearlings that are well worth inspection.

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Belardo's Sire Lope De Vega to the Fore Again

Mon, 23 April 2018

​Since announcing the arrival of dual G1 winner Belardo (Ire) (Lope de Vega) to the Haunui Farm stallion roster in 2017, his sire Lope de Vega (Ire) (Shamardal) has gone from strength to strength in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Showcasing Press Release

Wed, 18 April 2018

Haunui Farm in conjunction with Whitsbury Manor Stud have announced today that Showcasing will no longer shuttle to the Southern Hemisphere.

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Showcasing Hits 25!

Tue, 10 April 2018

Haunui Farm stallion Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) has reached the quarter century mark for stakes winners with his three-year-old son Dice Roll (FR) staking his claim for the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulins - the French 2000 Guineas equivalent - in a months time with a five-length demolition of his opposition in the G3 Prix Djebel at Deauville overnight.

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24th Stakes Winner for Showcasing

Mon, 09 April 2018

Three-year-old filly So Far Sokool (NZ) (Showcasing) was a dominant and impressive winner of the Listed Bendigo Guineas on Saturday becoming stakes winner number 24 for her sire Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) and importantly, adding another black type performance to the board in our largest export market, Australia.

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Another G1 Winner for Iffraaj

Tue, 03 April 2018

Haunui Farm shuttle stallion Iffraaj added another Group One winner to his CV over the weekend when Jungle Cat won the Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai.

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Showcasing Filly Heading to Manawatu Sires'

Thu, 08 March 2018

Talented Showcasing filly She’s A Thief will make her last appearance for the season at Awapuni later this month.

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Guineas Target for Iffraaj 3YO

Thu, 08 March 2018

Talented three-year-old gelding The Ice Knight has booked his ticket south to compete in the Gr.2 Phill Cataldo Bloodstock Wellington Guineas (1400m) at Trentham next month after his tough win in the AJC Members 1200 at Avondale today.

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Astor Underpins Her Talent

Mon, 05 March 2018

Three-year-old filly Astor (NZ) (Iffraaj) has always showed plenty of talent, it has been her racing manners and pre-race performances that have been a source of frustration for connections. However, a change of stable and environment has worked the oracle for the talented filly and on Saturday, she finally delivered with an emphatic victory in the Listed Musfhasa Stakes at Ellerslie on Derby Day giving her trainer Cody Cole, his first stakes success.

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Haunui Stallions Generate Solid Returns

Fri, 09 February 2018

Karaka 2018 is well and truly complete and our planning for the 2019 rendition is already underway with post yearling sale inspections of our 2017 foal crop already completed. Whilst it was an extremely successful week of selling for Haunui and our clients – 21 six-figure yearlings out of 38 sold, 3rd on aggregate and 3rd on average – one of the most pleasing aspects of the sale was the demand for yearlings by our sires Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) and Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream).

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Haunui Stallions Dominating 2YO Features

Thu, 04 January 2018

Haunui Farm graduates have enjoyed a stellar two months, as have the Haunui stallions, Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) and Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream), who have become a dominant duo at the head of the 2YO leader board this season landing three of the five 2YO stakes races so far and siring the trifecta in the Group Three Barneswood Farm Eclipse Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.

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It's All Happening for Leicester

Fri, 22 December 2017

A nice article written by the NZ Racing Desk on long-time Haunui Farm client, Marie Leicester. Each year the National Yearling Sales holds plenty of interest for Marie Leicester, but this time there's more happening for her both before and after she attends Karaka.

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Xpression Another Wakefield Winner for Showcasing

Mon, 11 December 2017

Not many two-year-olds can take the step up to Group company eight days after their first start and come out on top but that’s exactly what Haunui’s homebred filly Xpression (NZ) (Showcasing) did in the Group Two Wakefield Challenge Stakes on Saturday.

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Iffraaj’s Northern Hemisphere Fee Increased

Wed, 25 October 2017

Darley have just announced their European service fees for the 2018 season with Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) joining the top echelon of the Darley stallions with a fee increase from £27,500 to £40,000. His multiple Group One winning son Ribchester (Ire) (Iffraaj) joins him on Darley’s European roster and will stand his debut season at Kildangan in Ireland for a fee of €30,000 whilst first season sire Belardo (Ire) (Lope De Vega) will serve his second season at an unchanged fee of €15,000.

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Belardo's Sire Lope De Vega Making his Mark in Australia

Mon, 02 October 2017

Six Group One-winners when your oldest crop are just five-year-olds is the mark of a serious stallion and with two Group One winners so far in the Melbourne spring, Lope De Vega (Ire) (Shamardal) is certainly making his presence felt.

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Haunui Graduate Melody Belle Crowned 2YO of the Year

Mon, 11 September 2017

Haunui Farm graduate Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands) was crowned New Zealand's Champion 2YO at last night's New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards and in doing so, became the first Haunui grad to be bestowed the juvenile honour.

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4th G1 for Iffraaj's Ribchester

Mon, 11 September 2017

Richard Fahey had intended to give Ribchester a break after his slog through Goodwood’s mud when runner-up in the G1 Sussex S., but the horse did the talking at his Musley Bank stables and like Cracksman (GB) (Frankel {GB}) booked his own ticket to Paris with his homework.

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Haunui Stallions Set for 1st September

Wed, 30 August 2017

​With the 1st of September quickly looming, the Haunui Farm stallions have been biding their time being viewed by the public over the last few weeks and are all set to start the busy serving season ahead.

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Haunui Stallions End Season on a High

Tue, 01 August 2017

Haunui Farm stallions Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) - pictured - and Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) have ended the 2016/2017 racing season on a high with Iffraaj crowned the Champion 3YO Sire and Showcasing, New Zealand's Leading Sire of 2YO winners.

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Showcasing vs Iffraaj - Who's On Top?

Thu, 29 June 2017

So, you’ve received the 2017 Stallion Register and it’s time to firm up those mating decisions for the breeding season which is coming up faster than some of us would like to admit. And let’s face it, Kiwi’s are renowned for being late decision makers but, when it comes to the mating of our mares, there is no place for hasty decision making!

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Two New Stakes Winners for Lope de Vega

Fri, 09 June 2017

Belardo holds the honour of being Lope de Vega’s very first stakes winner with his victory in the Listed Newbury Washington Singer Stakes (7f) in August 2014 and took the mantle of first Group One winner with his victory in the Dewhurst Stakes (7f) two months later.

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Another Derby Contender for Iffraaj sees his Book Full for 2017

Mon, 29 May 2017

The Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) train kept rolling in Australia this weekend with three-year-old Order Again (NZ) (Iffraaj) putting in a dogged performance to take out the Group Three BRC Grand Prix Stakes (2200m). Not surprisingly, that has seen Iffraaj’s book closed for the 2017 season with a full compliment of mares to visit him this spring.

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Third G1 Winner this Year for Iffraaj

Mon, 22 May 2017

2017 is proving the year of Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) with the Haunui Farm stallion siring his third Group One winner for the year with the Godolphin-owned Ribchester (Ire) (Iffraaj) adding the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury to his already impressive record.

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Champion 2YO to Join Haunui Roster for 2017

Mon, 10 April 2017

Haunui Farm is delighted to announce that Champion European 2YO, Belardo (Ire) (Lope De Vega) will join our stallion roster in 2017. A multiple Group One winner, Belardo was an outstanding two-year-old ...

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