Stalking Tough as Teak in Taupo Cup
30 Dec 2009Pencarrow-bred Stalking (Van Nistelrooy x Dance My Dance, by Sadler’s Wells) fired too many guns for his competitors in the Harvey’s Real Estate Taupo Cup (1950m) at Taupo this afternoon.

The Mark Walker trained five-year-old, who has won from 1600m to 2100m, took out the $15,000 feature race on the Taupo card in a tough as teak display when fighting off five-time winner Heat Haze (Zabeel), and six-time winner Spirits Bay (Stravinsky), to get victory by a nose and a neck.

Now the winner of three races and over $20,000 in prize-money, Stalking is raced by Peter and Phillip Vela in partnership with Trevor Farmer and Mark Wyborn, the same partnership who race gifted gallopers like Noble Manor in Singapore and NZ Derby bound Martial Art.

With all his wins and placings at mile plus journeys, Stalking looks to have a bright future in similar Cups in the North Island after defeating a few ‘handy’ types today.

Stalking is a son of Dance My Dance who has also produced Posavina (Tiger Hill) to win this season. A three-year-old filly, Posavina looks to add considerable value to her immediate family when she contest the Group 2 New Zealand Bloodstock Royal Stakes (2000m) this coming Friday, New Year’s Day.

Dance My Dance produced a bay filly by Holy Roman Emperor this season and she looks set to join the Pencarrow racing academy in the coming years where she will join Stalking, Posavina and their two-year-old half-sister by Stravinsky.

Dance My Dance visited New Zealand’s Champion 2YO and 3YO colt Darci Brahma in his third season at Stud in 2009.
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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