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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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