Four decades of direct racing & breeding industry experience
2023 Group One 2YO winner
Selected by Adrian Clark for $15k at 2021 Karaka Weanling Sale
Meet Adrian Clark
(NZ) Bloodstock Consultant
Hundreds of hours of live television, two big management positions & a good share of life experience has moulded me into the person you find today.
Doing the job right really matters to me. Working relationships need to be 'real'; that's tough to find, so I pick those I do business with carefully. You can expect my service & demeanour to be at all times thoroughly professional and I don't do hidden agendas.
Don't get me wrong though, I do like lots of laughs and balance in my life has become increasingly important.
So that's me, here's a brief snapshot of my career.
I have worked in the Racing and Breeding industry for nearly four decades. I had 15 years with Trackside Television where I presented & produced the weekly breeding show The Ford Report. I also did live TV with Trackside, TV3 & SkyNZ. I was named NZ Racing Broadcaster of the Year on three occasions. Following that I was appointed for a 3-year period as CEO of New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing, with a brief to promote the NZ-bred horse to the world. Next was 8 years with Nearco Stud as its' Manager; taking it from a newcomer to a significant & recognised brand within the Australasian breeding industry. I selected Gr.1 winner Quintessential for the company, planned the mating of HK Champion Beauty Generation & oversaw a big bloodstock portfolio, selling yearlings up to NZ$550k at a variety of sales including Magic Millions, Inglis (Sydney & Melbourne) and Karaka. Nearco Stud was named '2019 New Zealand Breeder of the Year'.
These days I’m self-employed operating my bloodstock agency (Adrian Clark Bloodstock Consultancy Ltd) and syndication business (Challenge Racehorse Syndications Ltd).
I offer my skills locally & internationally - this includes management of breeding stock investment portfolios. I also select and manage racing stock. I am a registered Bloodstock Valuer & Authorised Bloodstock Syndicator.
Don't hesitate to get in touch; the first step is a face-to-face to talk through your ambitions in thoroughbred ownership.
Breed & Raise in NZ
NZ breeding industry's constant delivery
There's something that racing jurisdictions around the globe have come to expect from the New Zealand thoroughbred breeding community - a constant delivery of equine athletes who can perform at the highest level on world racing stages.
It's not something new. New Zealand thoroughbred breeders have been doing it for decades - from the mighty Phar Lap in the 1920s to a hundred years on, Hong Kong's all-time leading money earner, Beauty Generation. Inbetween times there have been too many greats carrying the NZ-suffix to mention here, but the likes of Balmerino (photo), Bonecrusher, Dulcify , Melody Belle, Might and Power, Octagonal, Rough Habit, So You Think, Sunline, Starcraft, Tulloch and Verry Elleegant come readily to mind.
Fashions within the racing and breeding industry come and go. One thing remains constant, New Zealand's terrific ability to breed world-class racehorses.
This agency facilitates the opportunity for offshore investors to breed & raise their thoroughbreds in New Zealand. From there they can be sold at the Australasian yearling sale which suits best, or be retained to race in the country of your choice. The formula is proven and the market for the right product is consistently-strong. Contact me to find out about this fully-managed professional service.
2023 NZ Gr.1 2YO winner
Selected by Adrian Clark
New Zealand's No.1 Syndicator for Strike-Rate & Affordability
17 winners from 24 runners (71%)
6 individual Black Type winners from 24 runners (25%)
14 Group & Listed Races won
Includes 2020 NZB 3YO Filly of the Year & Oaks winner 'Jennifer Eccles'
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