Spring is arriving at Pear Tree Farm

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After what seems like a very long and wet winter, we are finally experiencing some more spring like days with warmer temperatures which are helping to dry out the very sodden land. Mares are starting to arrive for foaling and … Read More

New foals at Pear Tree Farm

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Spring is well and truly here with luscious green grass everywhere. We have welcomed one foal so far this year and have another due at the start of November. ‘Joan’s Girl‘ produced an absolutely stunning chestnut filly by first season … Read More

South Island Sales success

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The South Island Yearling Sales were a huge success with massive increases on all statistics including a mean of $15,000 (up from $6000 in 2015). Our draft of ten were very well received and sold accordingly. We wish all the … Read More

Well behaved horses at our Yearling Draft Parade

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We were very lucky with the weather on Sunday when we paraded our 2016 South Island Sale Yearling Draft for a good crowd of prospective buyers organised by the Central South Island Owners’ and Trainers’ Assn. All our our draft … Read More

Welcome rain and new grass

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Spring has brought with it some welcome rain and new grass growth. All the horses have now lost their winter coats and are all looking fabulous. We have been treated so some fun days at the races with our syndicate … Read More

Iffraaj filly fetches $23,000

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Yearling sales are over and done with for the year. We presented a strong draft at the April South Island Session and were delighted with the results. Of particular note was Lot 1 Iffraaj – Lady Sakura filly who fetched … Read More

Sales prep and summer racing

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We are well into our sales preparation for 2015. We have a lovely draft of seven yearlings heading to the April 17th South Island Sale in Christchurch. We will proudly be kicking the sale off in style with Lot 1 … Read More

Big changes with the April Sales

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Big changes for us this year with the South Island Sales being held in April. We had a successful sale which saw Pear Tree Farm finish third on the leaders table for average price of horses sold. We wish the … Read More

Solar Dragon’s Hong Kong win

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We were excited to watch Solar Dragon winning in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day. We sold this son of Danroad and Snow Reason as an untried 2yo through the South Island Sale for $56,000.  We wish his connections all the … Read More

Yearling draft shaping up nicely

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We were thrilled to watch our homebred Knowing win at Hawera over 1600m – his second win from seven starts. He was ridden well by J Parkes and trained to perfection by Rosie Gibbs. The draft of yearlings for the … Read More

The final August South Island Sale

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We were delighted to take a quality draft of horses to the final August South Island Sale. The horses were very well received and sold accordingly well. The Road To Rock – Vestvagoy colt fetched $20,000 and is heading to Paul Rocke … Read More

Stud Tour and Yearling Parade

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Central South Island Owners & Trainers Assn invite you to join us on, Sunday 28th July, for the 2013 Stud Tour and Yearling Parade to inspect some of the local stallions standing at stud this season, and view the rising two year … Read More

‘Knowing’ wins his fourth start

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‘Knowing‘ winning his fourth start on 10th June at Waverley ridden by Opie Bosson. This lovely horse was bred, foaled, raised, broken in and first ridden work done at Pear Tree Farm. He has been leased to a syndicate and … Read More

Making hay while the sun shines

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Summer is rolling on and we have been busy making hay while the sun shines. Michael and I actually got brave this year and cut, raked and baled our own Pear Tree Farm hay just before Christmas. Very satisfying to … Read More

First foal of the year

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We have been relaxing a bit since the South Island Sale, just enjoying not being too busy before the foaling season starts. We had our first foal on Monday – a colt by Minstrel Court. The grass is growing and … Read More

2012 South Island Sale results

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The 2012 South Island Sale was a very difficult market to sell horses in on Friday. Pear Tree Farm did manage to sell all but one of the colts that were entered. Our top price was $22,000 for the Faltaat … Read More

Annual Stud Tour 2012

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On Sunday, we hosted the Central South Island Racing Owners and Trainers Annual Stud Tour. We proudly paraded all six colts that are heading to the South Island Sale on August 10th. The lads all behaved beautifully and they looked … Read More

D’Cash with three winners

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D’Cash has had a great two weeks, with three winners in the North Island. The first of those was 3yo filly ‘Heapzacash‘ at Waverly RC 5/7/12 over 1200m. This win was followed up by ‘Flavour Flav‘ wining at Te Aroha … Read More

Danroad – Snow Reason colt

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The Danroad–Snow Reason that sold for $56,000 at 2011 South Island Sale was purchased by Cambridge trainers Tim and Margaret Carter. It has been a huge thrill for us to watch this stunning horse run fourth in his first trial … Read More

A Royal Ascot win!

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The South Island Sale is now less than a month away and we are very pleased with the progress of all six colts that will be part of this years draft. An exciting boost for us was Little Bridge’s Group 1 … Read More

South Island Sale highlights

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Pear Tree Farm had a great sale result on 12th August at the South Island Sale and were 4th highest on the vendors list of averages at the completion of the sale. We were particularly delighted to receive $56,000 for … Read More

Stud tour and yearling parade

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On Saturday we hosted the Central South Island Owners and Trainers Stud Tour and Yearling Parade. We had lovely weather and the horses behaved beautifully. We received some great comments about how well the horses are looking and what lovely … Read More