About Trelawney Stud
Trelawney’s long and illustrious history makes it an integral part of the fabric of New Zealand’s breeding and racing industry.  Covering 485 acres of highly fertile farm land just out of Cambridge, the quality pasture and topography are ideal for growing race horses.

Founded in 1930 by Seton Otway the farm is now owned by the Taylor family and managed by husband and wife team Brent and Cherry.  They see themselves as custodians of the history of the farm and are always happy for visitors to come and view the farm that produced seven Melbourne Cup winners.  

 The Taylors are proud to be able to add their own chapters to the success story; they have bred, raised or sold the winners of over 30 Gr.1 races.  In 2013 Trelawney was named breeders of the year due to the feats of Cox Plate and five-time Gr.1 winner Ocean Park.

Other Gr.1 winners include Suavito, Singapore Horse of the Year War Affair, Famous Seamus, and A Touch of Ruby. 
Stallions Carnegie, Dance Floor, Al Akbar, Kingdom Bay, Van Nistlerooy, and Elusive City all stood at the farm in the 1990’s.  Later the decision was made to concentrate investment on developing a broodmare band that would provide the bloodlines to keep Trelawney at the forefront of the breeding and racing industry. 

Trelawney continues to own shares in several stallions, allowing for the best mating matches for their mares for both commercial and racing success.
 A working farm, not only does Trelawney lend itself to the production of great racehorses, but the farm is also home to a flock of between 500 and 600 breeding ewes and at times, between 200 and 300 head of cattle. 

While horses take precedence, cross grazing with sheep and cattle are an important part of pasture management and ensuring the farm stays in top condition.
 It is our belief that “Great Starts make for Great Finishes”.  The professional team produce well-reared, educated horses presented in pristine condition.  The results speak for themselves, and with winners on the track and success through the sales ring Trelawney continues to earn its spot as one of New Zealand’s leading thoroughbred farms.