Monthly Archives: March 2012

Challenge No.1 Update: Tale of the Cat filly

I inspected the Tale of the Cat ex Our Pineau yearling filly at the property of Paul Pertab on Wednesday of this week. This filly is one of the four yearlings secured for the Challenge No.1 Syndicate (CLICK HERE FOR … Continue reading

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Great team

Lisa Allpress has built up a wonderful association with Quintessential this season; from five rides on the filly Lisa has won twice (including Gr.3 Desert Gold Stakes) and been placed the other three times – 3rd Sir Tristram Fillies Classic-Gr.2; … Continue reading

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Quintessential to spell

Win lose or draw in tomorrow’s $300,000 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks-Gr.1 (2400m), Quintessential will certainly head to Paul Pertab’s Matamata property next week for a well earned break. The filly has come a long long way since breaking her maiden … Continue reading

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A plug for NZTR

I’m a great believer in giving credit where credit is due and today’s blog is a plug for every one of the hard-working team at New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing. I often feel that NZTR is the fall guy when things … Continue reading

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Race morning decision for Quintessential

A decision as to whether Quintessential will start in tomorrow’s Lowland Stakes-Gr.3 at Hastings will be made early in the morning. It’s not that there’s anything amiss with the filly, quite the opposite – her work has been exceptional this … Continue reading

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