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Welcome to Valachi Downs

Valachi Downs is a boutique thoroughbred stud located near Matamata, in the heart of  New Zealand's thoroughbred nursery: the Waikato. Established from modest beginnings, the farm has grown from the original 50 acre dairy farm purchased in 2005, and has developed into a 270+ acre horse breeding operation. The stud has been purpose built from the ground up and reflects the many terrains of the region. Hill country, rolling pastures and lush flat lands make up the landscape of the farm, along with first class stabling facilities and kilometres of post and rail fencing. The stud reflects the focus on quality and attention to detail that is synonymous with the co-founder of Ryman Healthcare and stud owner Kevin Hickman.

Valachi Downs has enjoyed success, in both the sales ring and on the racetrack.The stud's first draft at the New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales in 2008 saw a record high Select Sale price of $300,000 for a Scardee Cat colt from Valachi Downs mare My Kinda Girl. Then in 2011 and 2012 it was Derby winners that bought the stud to the fore.  Australian Derby winner Shamrocker was raised at the stud and sold through the Select Sale for $65,000 for Valachi clients.

 

RACING THIS WEEK

Upcoming Races: 

16/06/2017
New Zealand
South Canterbury Racing Club
11:35 Race 1 3000m
Delacroix (NZ) 2009 (G. by Zabeel-La Madelina) (trainer: J & K Parsons)
14:25 Race 6 1200m
Pippi Rea (NZ) 2013 (G. by Pins-Smitten Kitten) (trainer: J & K Parsons)

17/06/2017
Australia
Ipswich Turf Club
15:17 Race 7 2150m *(17:17 NZT)
Tessastock (NZ) 2012 (F. by Tavistock-Proustian) (trainer: T Busuttin & N Young)
New Zealand
Whangarei Racing Club
16:28 Race 9 1600m
Real Fun (NZ) 2013 (F. by O'Reilly-Menaka) (trainer: D Logan & C Gibbs)
Chou Chou (NZ) 2013 (F. by Pour Moi-Villa Wanda) (trainer: R A James)

18/06/2017
New Zealand
Waipa Racing Club
13:16 Race 3 1400m
Joe Cargo (NZ) 2011 (G. by Authorized-Rialto Bridge) (trainer: P A Stevens)

Leesing 15

Foals 2016

 

 

 

Stud Manager: Jonathan Scully

Ph: +64 27 531 4949

Stud Address:

52 Taotaoroa Road, RD 2, Matamata 3472

Office: Administration/Accounts

Address:

PO Box 79084 Christchurch 8446

Ph: +64 3 336 0260

E: info@valachidowns.co.nz

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