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  • Humility in Cracking Form

    Humility in Cracking Form

    At her second start this campaign, Humility over a distance not typical of her forte, scored a strong win at ... Read More

  • Mana in Stunning Form - Wins at Randwick

    Mana in Stunning Form - Wins at Randwick

    Mana continued his rich vain of form this campaign with a strong win at Randwick last week-end. This was the third win ... Read More

  • 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 ... 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. ... Read More

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Welcome to KRD Racing & Thoroughbreds

KRD Racing & Thoroughbreds is a humble racing enterprise operating across Australia & New Zealand and aside from racing our own horses, provides....

  • Licensed & Professional Racehorse Training Services - Melbourne, Sydney & Cambridge (NZ)
  • Professional Bloodstock Agency 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.

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.

Recent Winners

Horse Date Race Margin Jockey
Humility Aug 15, 2017 6 - Beaumont 0.30 Rachel Hunt
Mana Aug 05, 2017 9 - Royal Randwick 0.40 J R Collett
Mana Jul 26, 2017 7 - Canterbury Park 1.00 J R Collett
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
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
Global Thinking Sep 10, 2016 1 - Ruakaka 0.20 S R Weatherley
Mana Aug 07, 2016 7 - Muswellbrook 0.80 Rachel King

News

Humility in Cracking Form

Humility in Cracking Form

Aug 17, 2017 At her second start this campaign, Humility over a distance not typical of her forte, scored a strong win at Newcastle yesterday over 1300M against a strong field and
Mana in Stunning Form - Wins at Randwick

Mana in Stunning Form - Wins at Randwick

Aug 16, 2017 Mana continued his rich vain of form this campaign with a strong win at Randwick last week-end. This was the third win from his last 5 starts combined with 2 luckless placings.
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
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