Welcome to 'Argonaut Racing, Breeding and Agistment'
"A one-stop-shop for everything Equine - Training, Education and Care"
'Class A’ Public Trainer Tony Cole’s Argonaut Racing is your one stop shop for everything equine - training, education and care. They are proud of the complex they have established and the facilities they offer to their horses and owners alike.
Tony Cole’s Argonaut Racing is situated at Waerenga, a 240 acre farm in rolling northern Waikato country. As everyone knows, this is some of the best land in the country for thoroughbred racing. The Paeroa racecourse is close at hand and is utilised for fast work and any other on-course education that is required.
With such a passion for jumps racing, riding very successfullyas an amateur rider, it is not surprising that Tony has trained some of our best, including Cool Conductor (15 wins, 5 of these premier jumping level) and Royal Ways (8 wins and multiple placings including 4 listed steeplechases).
$4 million In Winning Stake Money
To date Argonaut Racing has amassed a total of close to $4million in winning stake money and successes in a total of 24 Group and Listed races. Among the more notable contributors have been flat horses Travellin Man, Philamor (5 wins including at Group 2 and Group 3), and Rockabubble (winner of a listed and a Group 1).
Breeding, Breaking, Pre- training, Training, and Agistment
Argonaut Racing is fully equipped, operational and ready for your agistment requirements.
Although the core business is horse racing, the property lends itself for high quality agistment – given the terrain type, it’s just simply good safe horse country complemented by the lush northern Waikato grass .
Facilities wise, the complex is unique in that it is set up to cater for all their Breaking, Pre- training, Training, and Agistment requirements. Consequently, Argonaut is equipped to provide everything that is needed, no matter what the age or development stage of the individual thoroughbred.
Argonaut Racing, Breeding & Agistment is your one stop shop for everything equine -training, education and care. They are proud of the complex they have established and the facilities they offer to their horses and owners alike.
Apart from the usual complement of boxes, yards and walker, Argonaut Racing offers:
- a 900 metre sand track
- grass track
- a 1000 metre uphill plough
- barriers, and
- Paeroa racecourse is close at hand
Tony Cole – The Early Years
Tony is the third generation of a racing family who keenly hunted, played polo and most of all, raced horses. A talented horseman in his own right, he had a particular love of jumps racing and was a very successful amateur over the fences – a professional career as a jockey had been ruled out as he was simply just too big. So an international polo career beckoned and Tony spent five years doing what he calls ‘around the world in Polo”.
Finally returning home, he settled on the family’s 240 acre farm and commenced his training career in 1985. During the 1980’s the Cole family had stood Leader of the Band, who sired the family’s Argonaut Style – as a racehorse, he went on to win 9 races including the Wellington Derby, the AJC St Leger (Sydney), and 2nd in the Sandown Cup as well as multiple placings. Argonaut Style obviously set the pace from then on with ultimately Tony naming his Racing, Breeding and Agistment business after the horse.
Address: 263 Waerenga Road,Te Kauwhata
Cellphone: Tony Cole – 027 494 7692
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