Monthly Archives: January 2012

Working Karaka Sales

I will be working the Karaka Yearling Sales Series again this year and welcome buying orders. Bloodstock Agents/Consultants all have different ways of handling this type of business; here’s a note of how I operate. Requirement of the client discussed … Continue reading

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Suaza @ Trentham today

I’m expecting Suaza to be competitive in the Wellington Cup Prelude at Trentham Gardens today. While she’s not at all well placed at the weights, it’s not the strongest Open Handicap field, by any means, and what’s more the race … Continue reading

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Purpose on trial for Dunedin Guineas

The talented filly Purpose (Falkirk) runs at Counties tomorrow.  On the score of talent, she’s good enough to win the Rating 85 (1300m).  On the score of behaviour; well, it’s wait and see. Purpose cooked her chances when she stepped … Continue reading

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Guillotine WILL make an impact at Karaka

I attended today’s yearling parade staged at Mapperley Stud then Windsor Park Stud and came away hugely-impressed with the first crop yearlings by Guillotine. To be honest, Guillotine has not been a stallion who’s really grabbed me before now.  I … Continue reading

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Matamata next for Suaza

Suaza will step out next at Matamata on Friday in the Rating 75 2000m event with Vinny Colgan up. The big mare blotted her copy book in the Dunstan Championship Final at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day; she simply didn’t … Continue reading

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Desert Gold on agenda for Quintessential

Witnessing Quintessential’s win at Awapuni on Saturday was a great thrill, though I must admit I went into the race anything but confident of success. On Friday night the Awapuni track rating was, from memory, a Dead6.  That would have … Continue reading

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Thoughts from today’s Cambridge Stud yearling parade

I attended Cambridge Stud’s yearling parade today.  It was an opportunity to see every yearling the famous farm is taking to Karaka for the Premier, Select & Festival Sales. What a treat; I saw a truckload of quality – way … Continue reading

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Quintessential @ Awapuni tomorrow

I’m expecting a bold showing from Quintessential in race 5 at Awapuni tomorrow.  While she went very close to winning on a soggy track at Taupo last time out, don’t go thinking for a moment that this filly is a … Continue reading

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Quality filly for Karaka Select

I get around the horses I manage and those I own with Sherryl as often as possible.  It’s wonderful to observe the changes and you really notice the difference when you haven’t seen the horse for a few weeks. We … Continue reading

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Official launch of new racehorse syndication company

              Saturday 07 January 2012 is the official launch of my first public racehorse syndication. While the horses for the Challenge No.1 Syndicate won’t be purchased until the start of next month at New … Continue reading

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