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  • Nikita Claims the Warstep Stakes

    Nikita Claims the Warstep Stakes

    Nikita, one of our top 3YO fillies, scored a tough win today in the NZ Bloodstock 3YO Fillies Listed "Warstep Stakes" at Riccarton Park, ... Read More

  • Nikita - Assassinates Opposition

    Nikita - Assassinates Opposition

    Nikita showed her ability yesterday at Avondale with an emphatic victory in the NZ Pearl Series Feature over 1400M. After settling at the rear of the ... Read More

  • Poetry in Motion - Sweet Victory

    Poetry in Motion - Sweet Victory

    Our Poet's Voice Filly - Sweet Lyrical got the job done at Corowa the other day in strong fashion.  Targeting a 3YO Maiden over 900M, our filly ... Read More

  • Karaka Millions - Fantastic Experience

    Karaka Millions - Fantastic Experience

    The team at KRD Racing were ecstatic to have one of our horses qualify for New Zealand's richest race - The Karaka Million.  Global Thinking, ... Read More

  • Stunning Karaka Million 2YO Prospect 2018

    Stunning Karaka Million 2YO Prospect 2018

    KRD racing has secured this stunning Yearling Colt - which presents as a genuine early 2YO racing prospect.  This colt will be specifically ... Read More

  • Yearling Half Brother to Kiwi Karma Secured

    Yearling Half Brother to Kiwi Karma Secured

    KRD Racing recently secured the half brother to Singapore Champion - Kiwi Karma. He is now a 4YO and is by the sire Fast "n' Famous.  As a ... Read More

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Welcome to KRD Racing & Horse Syndications

KRD Racing & Thoroughbreds is a diverse and ever expanding racing industry enterprise. Aside from operating our own racing and breeding business across Australia and New Zealand, we are consistently approached to provide the following services on behalf of trainers, studs, private clients and new industry participants:

  • Licensed Racehorse Syndications & Promotions 
  • Licensed & Professional Racehorse Training Services - Melbourne, Sydney & Cambridge (NZ)
  • Professional Bloodstock Agency Services - Buying and Selling Racing Stock, Insurance
  • Breeding Services - Broodmare Pairings, Stud Fee Negotiations, Broodmare Stock 
  • Spelling, Breaking-In and Pre-Training Services
  • Racehorse Rehabilitation & Re-Education Services  

At KRD Racing & Thoroughbreds, our objective is to build the formula for success in one of the most challenging of Industries. To achieve this end, we have aligned ourselves with a tight knit family group (5th Generation) and like minded trainers that have strong strike rates and a proven track record of Group 1 success in Australia & New Zealand. Their approach is different to the Typical Australian trainer (in my opinion), with an emphasis first and foremost on animal welfare, coupled with the best feed and; an emphasis on strong education, supported by time and carefully considered athlete management principles and strategies. Ultimately, this serves to ensure a happy horse that can work to its full potential and is afforded every opportunity to succeed, whilst ensuring longevity.

Coupled with this approach, is the strategic sourcing of animal talent through our network of trusted horse professionals (Stud Masters, Trainers, Breeders, Vets, Agents etc.) across both sides of the Tasman; supported by the in-depth evaluation and analysis of blood lines (a personal passion); knowledge of proven racing families and identification of emerging and/or potential new families, predominantly linked to the broodmare and sire of the broodmare.  One of the keys to our formula is to focus on new and emerging sires, with an emphasis on staying capability, athleticism and power. The other key ingredient in this formula is the broodmare. We target un-raced proven mares, maiden and/or young mares by proven broodmare sires (i.e. broodmares by sires that cross well and leave strong performing progeny consistently), those with emerging pedigrees and; those with strong track performance by proven broodmare sires; which is typically an indicator that you will achieve success with progeny, the only question is, to what level? 

Then there are the physical dimensions of the animal i.e. conformance (body structure, size, scope, movement etc.), their nature or personality often referred to as their "eye" and "mindset", which is important to ensure you have an animal that wants to be a racehorse and has the right attitude to be trained.  In support of the physical attributes of the animal, examinations such as endoscopic evaluation (airway & lung function), x-rays (knee, fetlock, pastern etc.) and analysis of blood, all serve to identify if there are any potential features that may impact on their ability to handle the rigours of training and/or to perform at a competitive level.  

Whilst our business is in its early phase of development – we take great pride in our achievements to date, given that we have built our portfolio of talent without the significant outlay compared to that of the established and major players.

A key dimension to our strategy is the procurement of affordable talent both locally and in New Zealand. Horses in New Zealand will be broken in, trained and will race or trial locally to ensure their capability prior to relocating to Australia. Horses will be based in Sydney out of our Warwick Farm operation, with an emphasis on developing City Class performers, who can race in both directions and; have access to good prize money and incentives.

The initial phase of our plan has been executed with a bulging pipeline of serious talent and we have now embarked on the training journey with both Shaune Ritchie (Cambridge, NZ) & Craig Ritchie (Warwick Farm, AUS) taking into work the first of our two and three year olds, including several of Shamoline Warrior's and Shocking's progeny.

We are aiming to be the first to attain "Black Type" racing success with the progeny of "The Warrior", to raise the profile of the Champion status he so richly deserved, coupled with further aspirations of attaining success at Group level.

Other emerging sires represented include: "Animal Kingdom", "So You Think", "Smart Missile", "Proisir", "Makfi", "Lope de Vega", "Poet's Voice", "Jimmy Choux", "Shocking", "Rebel Raider", "Swiss Ace" and "Pluck". Proven and seasoned Stallions include: "Sebring", "Snitzel", "Savabeel", "Street Cry", "I Am Invincible", "Stratum", "Pins", "O'Reilly", "Street Sense", "Nicconi", "Alamosa", "No Excuse Needed", "Bushranger", "Conatus" and "Nadeem". Combine these with our current crop of foals and you include "Bullet Train" (three quarter brother to Frankel), "Toorak Toff", "Fighting Sun" (the fastest son of Northern Meteor) and "He's Remarkable" rounding out our portfolio of talent.

With 39 active racehorses currently in our ranks, another nine yearlings developing nicely and a new crop of foals already on the ground for the 2016/2017 season, it has been a culmination of a lot of planning, patience and hard work and one we believe will firmly plant KRD Racing & Thoroughbreds as an emerging force in the industry.  Our pipeline of talent will continue to develop over the course of the season and will ensure we are well on our way to fulfilling our strategy of achieving Group 1 success within the first 3 years of operating.

Leading New Zealand trainer Shaune Ritchie is at the helm to nurture and develop our team of horses from Cambridge in New Zealand, whilst brother Craig, the same in Australia from Warwick Farm in Sydney. Legendary trainer and father to Shaune & Craig, Frank Ritchie - of Bonecrusher fame; is also involved to provide support and guidance to the team as needed. Shaune & Craig are impressed with the quality of our horses and we are now looking forward to realising their potential on the track.

Complimenting our business, KRD Racing & Thoroughbreds has been approved by the "Lead Regulator"; Racing Victoria and ASIC, as an Authorised Representative who can legally promote shares in Racehorses. KRD Racing & Thoroughbreds is passionate about offering new participants to the industry a more rewarding "involved" experience and affording much higher levels of investment protection, compared with the traditional syndicators. KRD Racing & Thoroughbreds will only offer "Selected" horse options for syndication or targeted horses of interest from our portfolio to prospective buyers.

Overall, this is an exciting journey for the business as we look to develop the next generation of staying champions and raise our own profile through the use of these strong blood lines and; non-conformance with the standard industry approach; proving you don't have to be a king to make an impact. Our intention is to develop, race and build the progeny that creates a new dominant "Bloodline" in the region to take on the world’s best.

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Horses Currently Available

Formidable

Formidable

2 year old Bay Colt

Sire: Shocking Dam: Princess Biscotte

This stunning colt is definitely cut in the same mould as his father. He was targeted by KRD Racing to add to our portfolio of potential staying champions. Given the success and experience we have with working with progeny produced by Shocking, ...

Yumaskah

Yumaskah

2 year old Bay Colt

Sire: Stratum Dam: Discretion

It is rare to come across a pedigree page such as this young colt. The 1st Dam fills the page with a litany of Black Type progeny and from a black type performer herself. A half brother to no less than 3 Group performed siblings and a family of ...

Thewayyouare X Casabella Lane

Thewayyouare X Casabella Lane

1 year old Bay Colt

Sire: Thewayyouare Dam: Casabella Lane

KRD racing has secured this stunning Yearling Colt - which presents as a genuine early 2YO racing prospect. This colt will be specifically targeted to the Karaka Million 2YO race in January 2018 along with the key Group Races on offer in New Zeala...

O'Reilly X Miss Purrfection

O'Reilly X Miss Purrfection

1 year old Bay Colt

Sire: O'Reilly Dam: Miss Purrfection

KRD Racing has secured this cracking Yearling Colt - which presents as a genuine 2YO racing prospect from a proven 2YO Family. This colt will specifically target the Karaka Million 2YO race in January 2018 along with other key Group Races on offer...

Upcoming Runners

Horse Date Race Track Fields/Form
Weights
The Veal Thing Jun 27 4 Moruya Field
Acceptances
The Veal Thing Jun 27 7 Moruya Field/Form

Recent Winners

Horse Date Race Margin Jockey
Mana Jun 14, 2017 7 - Canterbury Park 3.50 J Bowman
Nikita Apr 22, 2017 6 - Riccarton Park 0.30 S T Collett
Nikita Feb 22, 2017 5 - Avondale 2.30 A B Collett
Sweet Lyrical Feb 14, 2017 1 - Corowa 1.00 Carly Frater-hill
Hot Saki Feb 09, 2017 8 - Te Aroha 2.00 S T Collett
Humility Dec 12, 2016 3 - Bathurst 1.50 M Mc Gillivray
Humility Oct 18, 2016 5 - Muswellbrook 0.40 James P Innes
The Veal Thing Oct 03, 2016 1 - Echuca 0.80 Ms N Burrells

News

Nikita Claims the Warstep Stakes

Nikita Claims the Warstep Stakes

Apr 22, 2017 Nikita, one of our top 3YO fillies, scored a tough win today in the NZ Bloodstock 3YO Fillies Listed "Warstep Stakes" at Riccarton Park, Christchurch. This provides our
Nikita - Assassinates Opposition

Nikita - Assassinates Opposition

Feb 23, 2017 Nikita showed her ability yesterday at Avondale with an emphatic victory in the NZ Pearl Series Feature over 1400M. After settling at the rear of the field until the home
Poetry in Motion - Sweet Victory

Poetry in Motion - Sweet Victory

Feb 22, 2017 Our Poet's Voice Filly - Sweet Lyrical got the job done at Corowa the other day in strong fashion.  Targeting a 3YO Maiden over 900M, our filly drew Barrier No.1 and
Yearling Half Brother to Kiwi Karma Secured

Yearling Half Brother to Kiwi Karma Secured

Feb 11, 2017 KRD Racing recently secured the half brother to Singapore Champion - Kiwi Karma. He is now a 4YO and is by the sire Fast "n' Famous.  As a 2YO Kiwi Karma won
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