Category Archives: Adrian Clark’s own bloodstock portfolio

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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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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