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Winning In Numbers

Ask anyone in the business and they’ll tell you the performance of the New Zealand standardbred both here and across the ditch is enviable. With both pacing and trotting horses raiding the Australian treasure chest, buyers will seek to secure their next champion from New Zealand’s pool of rich bloodstock.

Here we’ve highlighted some of the key achievements of the breed during the 2017-2018 season in Australia:

  • 14 individual New Zealand-bred Group One winners claimed twenty-two Group One pacing features in Australia
  • Five individual New Zealand-bred trotters claimed a Group One feature in Australia
  • Kiwi horses claimed 32% of all eligible Group One races in Australia
  • Kiwi pacers were a dominant force claiming 71% of all combined eligible Group One races in Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales
  • Kiwi trotters triumphed in 19% of all Group One features in Victoria
  • New Zealand standardbreds laid claim to 41% of all stakes races in Australia
  • Nearly half (47%) of all pacing eligible stakes races in Australia were won by New Zealand-breds
  • 50% of all trotting stakes races in Queensland last season were claimed by kiwi horses
  • New Zealand was the leading source of eligible Group One winners in  Western Australia & New South Wales
  • New Zealand-bred horses won 91% of all eligible pacing Group One races in  Western Australia
  • 10 of the 16 eligible pacing stakes races in Queensland were won by New Zealand-bred horses 
  • 67% of all eligible pacing stakes races in Western Australia were claimed by kiwi horses
  • 59% of all combined eligible pacing stakes races in Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales were won by New Zealand-breds
  • Lazarus, Ultimate Machete, Franco Edward and Let It Ride all achieved Group One doubles in Australia