Pencarrow Interest In Belmont Stakes
06 Jun 2008New Zealand's Pencarrow Stud will take particularly close interest in the performance of Casino Drive who will be looking to continue a fine family tradition in Sunday's Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park in New York.

Casino Drive is undefeated in just two starts. He scored a 12-length debut triumph at Kyoto in Japan in February and then followed that up with a 5 3/4 length victory in the Group 2 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park last month.

Casino Prince is a half-brother to the previous two winners of the 2400m Belmont Stakes, Jazil and Rags to Riches.

Pencarrow Stud, operated by Peter and Philip Vela, has amongst its broodmare band Silver And Roses who is a half-sister to the dam of Casino Drive.

Casino Drive is the second favourite for this year's Belmont Stakes which is the final leg of the famous Triple Crown series.

Casino Drive's jockey, Edgar Prado has ridden in eight Belmont Stakes, winning in 2002 with Sarava and in 2004 with Birdstone, ruining the respective Triple Crown bids of War Emblem and Smarty Jones. Sarava, who paid $142.50, remains the highest $2 win payoff in Belmont Stakes history.

If Prado wins the he will be tied with Braulio Baeza, Pat Day, Laffitt Pincay Jr., Gary Stevens and James Stout. Earle Sande and Bill Shoemaker won five Belmont Stakes, and the only two jockeys to win six Belmonts are James McLaughlin and Eddie Arcaro.
24 Jun 2019New Zealand was been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot.
Sleeping Beauty (NZ) Strikes Again in Tauranga Classic
24 Jun 2019Quality Pencarrow mare Sleeping Beauty (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) secured her second stakes win with a tenacious and classy performance in Saturday’s $50,000 Listed Ultimate Ford and Mazda Tauranga Classic (1400m).
Third Win for Red Beach (NZ)
20 Jun 2019Talented Pencarrow filly Red Beach (NZ) (Darci Brahma) claimed the third win of her eight-start career with a smart performance in Thursday’s $11,000 Haunui Farm 1600 at Pukekohe.
Black-type Breakthrough for Sleeping Beauty (NZ)
13 May 2019Well-performed Pencarrow mare Sleeping Beauty (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) became a black-type winner with a deserved victory in Saturday’s $70,000 Group 3 ISCL Rotorua Stakes (1400m).
Red Beach (NZ) Too Strong at Pukekohe
04 May 2019Pencarrow filly Red Beach (NZ) (Darci Brahma) notched up the second win of her six-start career with a dominant performance in Friday’s $10,000 Patumahoe Plumbing 1600 at Pukekohe.
Wild Seas (NZ) Storms Home at Hastings
29 Apr 2019Half an hour after the Pencarrow colours were carried to victory in the Group 2 Travis Stakes at Te Rapa, they also featured in a highly impressive performance at Hastings on Saturday.
Supera (NZ) Superb in Travis Stakes
29 Apr 2019With a powerful come-from-behind performance at Te Rapa on Saturday, Supera (NZ) (Savabeel) became the third $100,000 Group 2 Travis Stakes (2000m) winner in the last eight years for the blue and white hoops of Pencarrow.
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