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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
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Good trial win this morning for Le Gai Soleil ( Tavistock x Night Danza ) at Randwick. Looks like she’s on track for the season ahead. ... See MoreSee Less

Good trial win this morning for Le Gai Soleil ( Tavistock x Night Danza ) at Randwick. Looks like she’s on track for the season ahead.

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The new Sydney correspondent in formed me horse is in great order!

Very happy with the trial. One more trial before Group 3 at Scone on May 14.

Nice trial

lovely mare !

2 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Our colt by Tavistock selling through the ring at Inglis Easter Sales. He is a half brother to champion mare Danzdanzdance . Selling to Busuttin Racing for $260k & big thanks to Fernrigg farm who had him presented wonderfully. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

We would like the express our gratitude to all the buyers who came to see our draft both physically and virtually at Karaka.
It was a mission for all of us and also for our staff but the success was undeniable.
Thank you to NZB and all the team there who also went out of their way to accommodate us and our needs before , during & after the sales.
Cheers ! See you all next year !!!
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Mr and Mrs Bax great draft

3 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Sold to Bloodstock Achieving Xcellence and syndicated with a group of very lucky owners.Karaka: The Value Sale of the World 🌏

#Danzdanzdance (Mastercraftsman) is one the lowest-priced Group One winning graduates, bought for just $5000 from the draft of Blandford Lodge at the 2016 Select Sale. 💃

She won four races and more than $550,000, including Group One triumphs in the Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) and Zabeel Classic (2000m).
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Sold to Bloodstock Achieving Xcellence and syndicated with a group of very lucky owners.
3 months ago
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3 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Quality is assured at Blandford Lodge . A gorgeous filly by sire sensation Proisir is on offer in Book 1 at Karaka 2022. Lot 472 is a Bax Family beauty. ... See MoreSee Less

Quality is assured at Blandford Lodge . A gorgeous filly by sire sensation Proisir is on offer in Book 1 at Karaka 2022. Lot 472 is a Bax Family beauty.Image attachment
3 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Lot 451 a stunning filly by Tavistock. From the family that truely established Blandford Lodge and the Bax Family. ... See MoreSee Less

Lot 451 a stunning filly by Tavistock. From the family that truely established Blandford Lodge and the Bax Family.
3 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Lot 574 a Brazen Beau filly x Hot In High Heels looking ready for the Inglis premier sales in Melbourne next week. ... See MoreSee Less

Lot 574 a Brazen Beau filly x Hot In High Heels looking ready for the Inglis premier sales in Melbourne next week.

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Charlie Beckett

Stunner

3 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Blandford Lodge bred filly by Tavistock x Night Danza named Le Gai Soleil blows them away over 1300m at Randwick today. Great start to the prep for her being from one of the Bax’s most treasured families the “ Soleil family” & from the broodmare that began it all , way back when Graham & Helen-Gaye Bax could only dream of these sort of things.. well her name was Polly Soleil ( Roi Soleil ) & she has given the Bax’s the ride of a lifetime over the years with all her wonderful progeny. 🥂💜 ... See MoreSee Less

Blandford Lodge bred filly by Tavistock x Night Danza named Le Gai Soleil blows them away over 1300m at Randwick today. Great start to the prep for her being from one of the Bax’s most treasured families the “ Soleil family” & from the broodmare that began it all , way back when Graham & Helen-Gaye Bax could only dream of these sort of things.. well her name was Polly Soleil ( Roi Soleil ) & she has given the Bax’s the ride of a lifetime over the years with all her wonderful progeny. 🥂💜

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Night Danza was always my favourite Broodmare

Congratulations guys !

What a run was amazing 👏🍾🥂🏇

stunning win !

Paul Green George Botica Marina Green

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7 months ago
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Blandford lodge sold Foxwedge x Whiffle won in HK over night. Sold to Paul Moroney for $105k at the Karaka sales in 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

Blandford lodge sold Foxwedge x Whiffle won in HK over night. Sold to Paul Moroney for $105k at the Karaka sales in 2017
8 months 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 require someone to start ASAP and work 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:
[email protected]
Or contact Nick on 021420460
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8 months ago
Blandford Lodge NZ

Blandford lodge Matamata are currently searching for a part time farm hand to help with the maintenance of the farm.

The position requires but not limited to:

-Harrow and weed spray paddocks.
-Cattle movements and drenching
-Fencing maintenance
-Fixing water leaks
-General upkeep of the farm grounds
-Drive a tractor

The hours will vary week to week.
This position would suit someone who is semi retired or is looking for a casual job.

The position could become a full time roll for the right applicant.

Please email your CV to [email protected]
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8 months ago
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Savabeel x Ruby Armani colt born last night. ... See MoreSee Less

Savabeel x Ruby Armani colt born last night.

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Gosh he’s a cutie! 😍

You will see his nose in front when he wins

Neil Davis

Ooohh watch this space 🥰🥰

Cute 😍

Wow. Look at the bling

Pam Gerard 🥰

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8 months ago
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A mother’s first muzzle of her new born colt by Super Seth. ... See MoreSee Less

A mother’s first muzzle of her new born colt by Super Seth.
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