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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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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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Challenge mares now producing

One of the reasons I greatly enjoy working with fillies and mares is that – providing they are well made and possess a good enough pedigree – there is an opportunity for them as a broodmare off the back of … Continue reading

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Peter Moody – my penny’s worth

The Australasian racing industry will be so much the poorer without the direct involvement of Peter Moody. I’m not going to comment on the case; I’m not qualified to do that.  But what I do know is that Peter Moody … Continue reading

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Pitfalls for Africa!

The 7 mistakes people commonly make when investing in bloodstock… Not utilising the services of a Bloodstock Consultant If you were investing in a fine piece of art you’d consult an art expert.  Bloodstock is a specialist field with a … Continue reading

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Role of the ‘Racing Manager’

The link between the owner & the trainer Being a Racing Manager is not just about turning up on race day to watch the horse run. The relationship between the investor/owner has probably begun at yearling sale time, when the … Continue reading

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Busy on TV production front

For 15 years my every day was pretty much devoted to making television.  I still keep my hand in by making TV commercials for the racing and breeding industry. Activity in this area has increased in recent weeks with two … Continue reading

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Zabeel – my pennies worth

I read about Zabeel’s retirement this morning and it’s prompted so many memories for me – to be honest, I can’t get the great horse out of my head. My relationship with Zabeel goes a long way back.  I did … Continue reading

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