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BLANDFORD LODGE

Blandford Lodge is a thoroughbred horse breeding farm situated 5km out of Matamata in the heart of the Waikato where many of New Zealand’s major thoroughbred breeding farms are based. The farm is a superior boarding class facility providing excellent client relationships and has a goal to breed quality racehorses for the global thoroughbred market.

Matamata, has a high annual rainfall, a temperate climate and rich, free-draining soils and is called the ‘Kentucky of New Zealand’. Blandford Lodge reaps the climate benefits of excellent pasture growth all year round.

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1 month ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Blandford Lodge is a boutique farm in Matamata, New Zealand. We are looking for a reliable, hard working and responsible person for the up coming Season. We will be requiring someone to start at the beginning of July for the breeding season and run through to the yearling preparation and upcoming sales. The position is seasonal and runs through until February/March 2022.

Duties will include but are not limited to:
Working with mixed ages of blood stock (Mares, Foals, Spellers, Yearlings), feeding the farm, handling yearlings during yearling prep, assisting in foaling, helping with vet work, farrier work and general farm maintenance.

Ideal Applicant would have:

*Previous equine experience (Preferably experience with lunging young horses or sales prep)
*The ability to work alone as well as part of a team
*A positive can do attitude
*Able to provide at least two references
*Valid drivers license
*An NZ resident or a Valid NZ work visa

On farm accommodation is available for the right applicant.
Salary will reflect on experience.

Full time Monday-Friday and Rostered on every second weekend with 4 days off over Xmas/New Years

Send your CV to:
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Or contact Nick on 021420460
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2 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Wonderful result for our Proisir x Hollywood Angel colt who sold to HK tonite for $120k at the Magic Millions National Yearling sale. BIG shout out to Steve Davis who did a great sale pitch. We are thrilled he’s gone to a good home Ian Sham. Thanks to Valiant Stud for preparing him and taking care of him for this sale. ... See MoreSee Less

Wonderful result for our Proisir x Hollywood Angel colt who sold to HK tonite for $120k at the Magic Millions National Yearling sale. BIG shout out to Steve Davis who did a great sale pitch. We are thrilled he’s gone to a good home Ian Sham. Thanks to Valiant Stud for preparing him and taking care of him for this sale.

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Well done team

3 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Great photo of Lost & Running by Ashley Brennan ... See MoreSee Less

Great photo of Lost & Running by Ashley Brennan
3 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

CORK wins easily at Matamata on Friday. Out of Little Bit Irish ( OReilly) by Complacent. Sold at NZB sales K2. Congrats connections ... See MoreSee Less

CORK wins easily at Matamata on Friday. Out of Little Bit Irish ( OReilly) by Complacent. Sold at NZB sales K2. Congrats connections
3 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

It's an Inglis grads' Stakes trifecta @aus_turf_club as LOST AND RUNNING (Per Incanto) defeats True Detective & Dealmaker in Listed Luskin Star Stakes. Winner is a $40k #InglisPremier buy for trainer @JohnOSheaRacing from @BlandfordLodge. The 4YO has now won 6 from 7. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Lost and Running wins again ! Thanks Ashley Brennan for the super images of Lost And Running by Per Incanto ... See MoreSee Less

Lost and Running wins again ! Thanks Ashley Brennan for the super images of Lost And Running by Per Incanto
4 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

“She has bit going for her and she leaves runners which is what I was after."

Blandford Lodge NZ's Graham and Helen-Gaye Bax took a chance when importing American Stakes performer Bright Abyss (Royal Academy x Reine des Neiges) and the gamble has paid off with the reward of Amazing Star (Darci Brahma x Bright Abyss) claiming Monday's Gr.2 Sprint Cup at Sha Tin.

READ MORE HERE: www.nzthoroughbred.co.nz/blog/post/64362/new-star-for-matamata-breeders/
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4 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Amazing Star ( Darci Brahma ) out of our mare Bright Abyss wins the G2 Sprint in HK . ... See MoreSee Less

Amazing Star ( Darci Brahma ) out of our mare Bright Abyss wins the G2 Sprint in HK .Image attachment
4 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Le Gai Soleil makes it 5 from 8 today at Warwick Farm ! By Tavistock this beautiful filly is a half sister to dual G1 winner Danzdanzdance. ( Mastercraftsman)
Watch out for their half sister We’ve Got Tonight ( Ocean Park) who recently traveled over to join John OSheas racing team .
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Le Gai Soleil makes it 5 from 8 today at Warwick Farm ! By Tavistock this beautiful filly is a half sister to dual G1 winner Danzdanzdance. ( Mastercraftsman) 
Watch out for their half sister We’ve Got Tonight ( Ocean Park) who recently traveled over to join John OSheas racing team .

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Sky is the limit

She always was a bit exciting!

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