Category Archives: Adrian Clark’s own bloodstock portfolio

Sarajay retired from breeding

Today I took a visit to see Sarajay, my lovely dual Group Two-winning and Group One-placed mare who has spent much of her time as a broodmare at Gordon Cunningham’s Curraghmore property near Te Awamutu. Sarajay won nine races on … 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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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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Waikato Stud opens its’ door to Team Challenge

A big thank you to Mark Chittick and his team at Waikato Stud for the opportunity to bring around 120 people to the farm last Friday for the Challenge Syndications Stud & Stable Open Day. The team loved being there, … Continue reading

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New Stakes Performer for Nearco

Jimmy Lincoln (Jimmy Choux ex Musigny, by Reset) became the latest Black Type performer bred by Nearco Stud when finishing a close-up third in yesterday’s Hawkes Bay Guineas-Gr.2 (1400m) at Hastings. I purchased his dam Musigny for Nearco Stud at … Continue reading

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Foal photo of the day!

Just had to post this photo taken by Michelle Dando at Bradbury Park – the farm she and her husband Casey own and operate – yesterday. The baby is a filly by Westbury Stud’s up-and-coming stallion Redwood from the Danehill … Continue reading

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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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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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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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