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Zero tolerance of slow or non-performing horses

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Available at Ready to Run Sale

I am attending the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale next week and am available to potential buyers, providing a complete and professional agency service. To view my tailor-made bloodstock auction purchase service to clients CLICK HERE

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Challenge rebuilding phase ready to pay dividends

The Syndication arm of my business Challenge Racehorse Syndications is in its’ fifth year of operation.  After the first two syndicates provided a flying start with four individual Black Type winners, a few slow ones and a few bad luck … Continue reading

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Dundeel colt – raw talent

I came away from the Ready to Run Breeze Ups at Te Rapa last month wowed by what I saw from Nearco Stud’s Dundeel colt (pictured). He has a terrific action and exudes sheer raw ability.  He clocked 10.78 seconds … Continue reading

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First offering from Oaks winner for RTR Sale

The 2012 Queensland Oaks-Gr.1 winner Quintessential was amongst the first yearlings I purchased for Nearco Stud Ltd. Also placed at Group One level in the Queensland Derby and New Zealand Oaks, Quintessential’s first live foal to be offered at public … Continue reading

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What we do – in a nutshell

Had a think today about my role as a thoroughbred consultant to my client base. At the end of the day, what I’m doing is striving to breed/create a quality thoroughbred product.  Thereafter it’s doing my utmost to see that … Continue reading

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Michael Guerin on Winx; at last a NZ racing broadcaster who gets it!

This piece is not about the Champion racemare Winx. It’s about a kiwi racing journalist and broadcaster who understands how to relate to the wider audience OUTSIDE of the racing industry.  In my opinion our Trackside presenters use too much … Continue reading

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Secret Spirit produces first foal

The four-time Black Type-winning Secret Spirit (Swiss Ace ex Spirit of Sandford, by Kilimanjaro) has produced her first foal, a filly by Rich Hill Stud’s Melbourne Cup-winning sire Shocking. Just two years ago Secret Spirit won four Stakes Races in … Continue reading

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Two trial runners, two winners for Team Challenge

Pleasing day at the office today for Challenge Racehorse Syndications with two trial winners at Cambridge and a Jump Out winner at Hastings. CHIQUITITA (3YO filly by Swiss Ace ex Floramour, by More Than Ready) won her Maiden 935m by … Continue reading

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Nearco-bred now A$2m earner

In winning last night’s HK$4m Sha Tin Trophy-Gr.2, Beauty Generation took his earnings to A$2,032,318. Bred by Nearco Stud, Beauty Generation (Road to Rock ex Stylish Bel, by Bel Esprit) was born, raised & sold by Highden Park. The five-year-old … Continue reading

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