The Natural Advantage
What makes our horses so good? Perhaps it is our perfectly formulated kiwi recipe.
GRASS-FED FOR STRENGTH
New Zealand's famous grass, grown in mineral rich soil, is higher in calcium and protein for stronger bones, ligaments and muscles - and naturally more resilient horses. Renowned for their quality and soundness, matched by bloodlines and proven performance.
GRAZED FOR BALANCE
New Zealand's temperate climate, with more rainfall than Ireland and more sunshine than Kentucky, means horses can graze in paddocks all year round. Home to some of the most picturesque thoroughbred studs producing an annual crop of just 2,700 foals, yet punching well above their weight on the global stage.
INVESTMENT IN NEW STALLIONS
New Zealand's leading studs continue to invest in top bloodlines with well-credentialed first season sires making their debut at Karaka, including Banquo (AUS) (Written Tycoon), Circus Maximus (IRE) (Galileo), Hello Youmzain (FR) (Kodiac), King Of Comedy (IRE) (Kingman). Plus young guns Super Seth (AUS) (Dundeel), Ten Sovereigns (IRE) (No Nay Never) and many more. Backed by a strong broodmare population, leading the strength of the (NZ) suffix to glory in every major racing jurisdiction.
WORLD LEADING HORSEMEN & WOMEN
Through preparation, education and patience, the expertise of our people helps to give the kiwi-bred a winning edge. New Zealand breeders are incredibly passionate about the thoroughbred industry and it's reflected in the professionalism, quality of pedigrees and conformation of the horses that are offered each year at Karaka.
If you can't beat them, then join them - secure yourself the next generation of kiwi talent at Karaka.