Category Archives: Adrian Clark’s own bloodstock portfolio

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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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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Realta sale negotiated by Adrian Clark

Realta, a half-sister to last year’s Group One Queensland Oaks winner Provocative, has changed hands in a deal negotiated by Adrian Clark. “Nearco Stud bred and sold both Provocative and Realta, only to lose their mother Betwixt, so this mare … Continue reading

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Challenge now at 10 winners & 3 placed from 14 runners

Belle Amore’s gutsy display to win today over 1400 metres at Te Aroha took Challenge Racehorse Syndication’s winning Strike Rate to 71.42%. Since being established in 2012, my small Syndication Company has had 14 runners for 10 individual winners and … Continue reading

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Countdown to completion – Challenge No.9

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New Year Quote

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Three CHALLENGE horses with Shaune Ritchie

I visited Shaune Ritchie’s stable this afternoon and inspected three horses which are raced by three different Challenge Syndicates. CHIQUITITA (2YO filly by Swiss Ace ex Floramour, by More Than Ready) Is raced by the Challenge No.7 Syndicate and is … Continue reading

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