Te Akau Stud is an absolute horse heaven
Te Akau Stud
We have 700 acres especially fenced for the horses. The property is fully utilised as a pre-training establishment with top staff on hand to do the job. All the bases are covered from farming, spelling, breaking-in, pre-training and training. “We can look after a horse from the day of it being bought or bred,” says Te Akau Stud’s David Ellis. “We have absolute control over a horse’s development which is very important.”
The stud is complimented by its racing stable arm in Matamata. New Zealand’s record breaking trainer and the 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009 New Zealand Champion Trainer Mark Walker relocated to Singapore in September 2010 to oversee the establishment of our international arm.
Te Akau Racing Stables
Te Akau Racing New Zealand’s stable is located at Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand – Matamata is largest training centre in the country with more than 500 horses in work. Te Akau is the leader in the field of communication. Our owners receive a constant flow of information on their horses so that they are kept right up to date with their galloper’s progress every step of its career.
We take great pride in turning horses out in immaculate condition for the races and in setting them for specific targets. It’s very important to set goals for horses and achieve them. One of the most important factors in attaining success is knowing exactly where you are heading, creating the plan and delivering the result. We live by this philosophy across our whole operation. Our aim is to win races for our owners and provide them with the thrill and pleasure of racing with a professional and vibrant team.
We take great pride in turning horses out in
immaculate condition for the races and in
setting them for specific targets.
Te Akau Racing Stables
Te Akau is now a truly international with racing opportunities for our owners in New Zealand and Singapore.
David Ellis and Mark Walker established Te Akau Singapore in September 2010 when Mark relocated to Singapore with his wife Julia and their children to oversee the establishment of our new operation.
The 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009 New Zealand Champion Trainer, Mark is a gifted horseman. Having worked for David since leaving school, when the opportunity came for him to assume the role as trainer of our New Zealand operation, Mark quickly established himself as one of the leading horse trainers in the country, obvious with his five Trainers’ Premiership victories. In the 2009/2010 season he established a new New Zealand all time record for wins in a season (108) eclipsing the record of 104 set by Dave and Paul O’Sullivan some 17 years earlier.