Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fine first foal effort

Today Sherryl & I visited Cambridge Stud to view a couple of colts we have shares in which will be sold at Karaka 2012.  It was the first time we had seen the colts in around 4 months, so you … Continue reading

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Dam of Planet Rock foals

Akris, the dam of this season’s New Zealand One Thousand Guineas-Gr.1 winner Planet Rock, has produced a colt by Alamosa at Wellfield Lodge near Palmerston North. I visited Wellfield last Friday morning and was lucky enough to see the colt … Continue reading

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Brown Eyed Grace in foal to Zabeel

Brown Eyed Grace was the joint 2010 NZB Southern Filly of the Year and is now into year two of her breeding career. I purchased her privately for a client last year and she was mated with Westbury Stud’s Oakleigh … Continue reading

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Group One test for San Rafael

I’m on my way to the Central Districts today to visit Wellfield Lodge and Highden Park in the morning, before heading further south to Otaki for Levin Classic Day. San Rafael will contest the Group One feature; he’s a horse … Continue reading

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Well done Auckland Racing Club

The team at the Auckland Racing Club deserve credit for adding another race to their programme for Saturday to allow for the abundance of horses in the Rating 65 to Rating 75 bracket looking for a middle distance start. When … Continue reading

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Mill Duckie in foal to Shocking

The Listed Race-winning and multiple Group-placed mare Mill Duckie has returned a 42 day positive pregnancy test to Shocking at Bradbury Park this morning. This agency secured Mill Duckie earlier this year for a client and it’s great she’s got … Continue reading

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He’s Remarkable – my pennies worth

Like so many others I took great interest in the ambitious plan by Roger James to take He’s Remarkable all the way across to Perth for the A$1m Railway Stakes. Watching the race, I thought the horse could not have … Continue reading

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Ellerslie likely for Purpose

I discussed immediate plans for Purpose (Falkirk ex Viviane, by Volksraad) with trainer Richard Collett at yesterday’s Ready to Run Sale at Karaka. The 3YO filly has come through her winning return to racing at Dargaville last Friday in excellent … Continue reading

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State of market: Healthy

This year I attended New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale as an observer only.  I’ve been a vendor in years gone by and I’ve been there in the capacity of a buyer as well.  Further back in my career … Continue reading

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Cambridge Stud selling the lot

Sir Patrick Hogan told me in the last few days that every one of his 2010 crop of yearlings will be sold at New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka Yearling Sales Series in less than three months time. This is a departure … Continue reading

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