The Kelt family has been involved in Bloodstock sale and purchase, breeding and racing for four generations dating back to MJ Kelt, who raced horses with Sam’s father, Gordon. Sam, with his father, went on to breed, purchase and race horses together and now continues this legacy with his own family. They currently own two three-year olds and a yearling all of which were strategically purchased to race throughout Australasia in its ‘Classic’ races.


Bay Colt by Tavistock from Mourasana (GB) secured at the November 2020 Ready to Run Sale.

Following his outstanding win at the Vodafone New Zealand Derby 2022 in only his fourth race, Asterix qualified for the Melbourne Cup and he is targeted at that race in 2022.

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The Story of Gordon's

Sam and his father, Gordon, purchased the Dash / Kaapstad yearling filly at the 1999 Karaka Premier yearling sale. This was the last commercial transaction that Sam and Gordon did together as Gordon fell ill and passed away shortly after.
The filly was a descendent of the famous Agricolet family which Gordon had been involved with over a number of decades. Agricolet produced many group performing horses all of which were named after various drinks including Schenley, Tang, Lucozade, Schnapps, Seagers and others.
Sam named Gordon’s after his father and Gordon’s gin to reflect both his relationship with his father and to continue the drinks name dynasty.
Gordon had been a steward of Hawke’s Bay Jockey Club for over two decades and held an enormous ambition to win the Hawke’s Bay Cup. His previous best effort was a second with Dark Burn.
Gordon’s won the 2002 Group II Hawke’s Bay Cup.


Bay Colt by Vadamos (FR) from Etosha Lass, secured at the January 2020 Karaka Sale.

Uderzo is one from one, winning his maiden 1200m at Matamata in emphatic fashion. 











Almanzor – Its Our Showtime,

Brown colt by Almanzor from Its Our Showtime, secured from Book 1 at the March 2022 Karaka Yearling Sale.












Two-year old Bay Colt by Dundeel from Lodore Falls (AUS) secured at the November 2020 Ready to Run Sale as a mile / middle distance prospect.

Following wins in two of his first four races, Cacofonix has been sold to Australian Bloodstock.