From the far north where New Zealand’s foundations were laid, take a journey through landscape that blends magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders in what could possibly be the ultimate racing lover’s dream.
This six day New Zealand Tour will have you rubbing your hands together, with an itinerary that is full of many activities for both relaxation and exploring the magic of some of the North Islands most talked about sites. Most importantly, you will witness some of the most beautiful racehorses from inside the stables - up close and personal like never before. Grace the turf with some of the world’s best when you visit internationally acclaimed NZ Stud farm Cambridge - the former home of champion stallions Sir Tristram and his son Zabeel, as well as Wakato farm - current home of stallions Savabeel, Ocean Park and Sacred Falls.
New Zealand is the home of some of the most famous thoroughbreds in the world. Names such as Desert Gold (by All Black) and Gloaming (by The Welkin) were the great rivals of the World War I era and beyond. However, the name that rises above the rest though is racing royalty - the legendary Phar Lap. Stamping his name across the globe, conquering the Melbourne Cup among his successes and holding his own against the best stallions in America at the famous Agua Caliente racetrack, Phar Lap is infamous.
To this day, New Zealand continues to rear some of the greatest stallions to take on the world’s biggest races, and since taking over Wrightson Bloodstock, New Zealand Bloodstock Limited is continuing a long and illustrious record of success as the source of New Zealand champions. You will receive a hosted tour of the NZB Karaka sales complex before the start of Day 1 of the 2yo “Ready to Run” sale and get to watch first-hand how such beautiful animals are bought for ownership to start their journeys as global racing champions. You will also have the amazing opportunity throughout the trip to meet numerous racing legends and elite horse trainers to provide the full behind the scenes racing travel experience.
With the north island showcased at its beautiful best in late Spring, you’re sure to enjoy the best of what New Zealand has to offer. As well as everything racing you will explore the ins and outs of the beautiful North Island culture including divine cuisine, tasteful heritage wines, picturesque golf courses, and peaceful fishing spots in this six day New Zealand Tour.
TIXSTAR, partnering with tour host Spicer Thoroughbreds Brad Spicer and Mick Sharkie, is proud to give you access to this very unique and once in a lifetime experience.