Monthly Archives: August 2011

Like riding a bike

As part of my overall work mix I’ve returned to making TV commercials for the thoroughbred industry. During my 15 years with Trackside Television presenting and producing ‘The Ford Report’ I made hundreds of hours of thoroughbred industry-related TV.  During … Continue reading

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Stravinsky – 2nd in World!

A couple of days ago I raised the point about Stravinsky’s fantastic record of 737 individual winners worldwide.  I wondered if many, if any, stallions could match that for a horse of his age (15). Well thanks to the team … Continue reading

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2 weeks a long time in a foal’s early life

I found out a long time ago never to form an opinion on the physical make-up of a new born foal too early. A few hours old is too early, a few days old is probably too early as well … Continue reading

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Ten Years Younger – Stravinsky

I attended the Cambridge Stud Stallion Parade yesterday and it was great to see Stravinsky looking so well. Remarkably Stravinsky had only been back at Cambridge Stud for 4 hours, having just got in from the last leg of his … Continue reading

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Positive happenings for Fasline

I purchased the stakes winning Fasliyev mare Fasline at last year’s Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale and since then there have been some positive things happening for her. When purchased Fasline was carrying a Northern Meteor pregnancy.  The foal, a … Continue reading

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Floramour to Rip Van Winkle

I am managing two mares who will visit Windsor Park Stud’s new shuttle horse Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) in the coming weeks. One of them is Floramour, a six-year-old maiden mare by More Than Ready from Stringy Bark (Straight Strike).  … Continue reading

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Nice to have a Volksraad mare in the mix

Volksraad has won 8 New Zealand Stallion Premierships and is now showing the signs of becoming an excellent broodmare sire. Lights of Heaven, Peter Moody’s star Zabeel race mare, is from a Volksraad mare.  So too is Beauty Flash, the … Continue reading

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Halobelle carries first-crop Swiss Ace foal

Last year I purchased the good race mare Halobelle (My Halo ex Nassibelle, by Nassipour) privately for a client and she was mated with Westbury Stud’s newcomer horse Swiss Ace, an Oakleigh Plate winner himself. Halobelle was trained in the … Continue reading

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Type breeds type

I’m looking forward to Suriyan (Savabeel ex Dazzling Belle, by Desert Sun) producing her first foal in the coming weeks. I leased this mare from Lance O’Sullivan last year on behalf of a client and she was mated with the … Continue reading

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Hanabananah due to foal to Road To Rock

One of the stakeswinning mares covered by Road To Rock in his initial year at Wellfield Lodge is Hanabananah, a mare I purchased on behalf of a client at last year’s Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale. Hanabananah won 7 races … Continue reading

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