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The NZ all-weather track discussion

Champion Trainer Murray Baker suggested post Bonneval’s win at Moonee Valley on Saturday that it’s been the “wettest winter in the Waikato for 40 years”.  I reckon he’s right.  In my near four decade career in this industry I’ve never … Continue reading

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Lakota fifth Nearco-bred winner in Australia this season

Lakota (All Too Hard ex Fasline) looked smart when winning on debut for Team Hawkes at Geelong today. With just five weeks of the new season under our belt, my client Nearco Stud has already chalked up five individual winners … Continue reading

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Fourth Nearco-bred Australian winner for new season

Aromoana’s nice win today at Labrokes Park Hillside for Team Hawkes continued what has been a fine start to the new season in Australia for fillies & mares bred by Nearco Stud. Aromoana (Cape Blanco ex Causeway Queen) is the … Continue reading

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Nearco fillies & mares prominent

Filles and mares bred by my one of clients Nearco Stud have made a great start to the new season. High Tranquility (High Chaparral ex Tranquility Cove) was a dashing Maiden winner at her second start yesterday at Kembla Grange, … Continue reading

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Patient policy paying off with Backless

Nice to see the lightly-raced four-year-old Backless (Cape Blanco ex Alagant Satin, by Al Akbar) win her second race at Goulburn today. Owner Jason Abrahams and trainer Matthew Dale have taken their time with the mare and today’s outing was … Continue reading

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Hard Faith’s effort massive today

I got a real kick out of watching Hard Faith (All Too Hard ex Absolute Faith, by Not a Single Doubt) break out of Maiden company today at Geelong.  It was a huge effort as the filly was a long … Continue reading

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Vadamos….wow!

During my 15 years of presenting and producing the breeding industry weekly television programme The Ford Report for Trackside Television I filmed scores of stallions around New Zealand as well as NSW and Victoria in Australia. Today I laid eyes … Continue reading

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5% share available in twice trial placed 2YO

A five percent ownership share is available in CHOUXS WISELY, who was narrowly beaten into second at the Te Teko trials today.  The filly was also placed second at her only other trial (at Avondale last month) and is likely … Continue reading

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Swiss Precision on target for 3YO campaign

                      I came away from today’s trial fixture at Taupo satisfied that the promising Swiss Precision is very much on target for her planned three-year-old campaign. Raced by the Challenge … Continue reading

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Weanling Sale purchases

I was very pleased to secure weanling fillies by Atlante and Rip Van Winkle at the just-concluded NZB May Sale. They will grow out at Bradbury Park before the next stage of their respective careers is decided.  

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