Monthly Archives: May 2015

4th Stakes Winner from just 9 runners

Secret Spirit (Swiss Ace ex Spirit of Sandford) became Challenge Racehorse Syndications’ fourth individual Stakes Winner with her remarkable last-to-first victory in yesterday’s Listed Graeme Thomson Jewellers Great Northern Foal Stakes at Ellerslie. She joins Fascination Street, Avisto and Dancer’s … Continue reading

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Nearco-bred horses 25% of stakes field on Saturday

Casey Dando of Bradbury Park pointed out something to me this morning that I had been blissfully unaware of. Saturday’s $50,000 Great Northern Foal Stakes-LR (1400m) at Ellerslie has 12 runners and 3 of them were bred by Greg Tomlinson’s … Continue reading

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Challenge horses have won 5 black type races

In Challenge Racehorse Syndications’ short life span of 3 years, horses carrying the now-familiar green and white colours have won 5 black type races. And it’s come from a racing representation of just 9 horses; a statistic (33.33%) I’m very … Continue reading

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Challenge mare tops second day of NZB Sale

Dancer’s Tale (Tale of the Cat ex Pineau, by Carnegie) provided the highlight of selling action on Day Two of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling and Mixed Sale at Karaka. The four-year-old black type-winning mare fetched $120,000 to the bid … Continue reading

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Fascination Street…what a ride!

Around 30 members of the Challenge No.1 Syndicate had a day to remember yesterday when Fascination Street stamped herself as a mare of quality when beating a very good field in the Listed Windsor Park Stud Rotorua Stakes (1400m). It … Continue reading

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Spectacular debut win from Nearco-bred filly

Gee wiz, High Class (Shocking ex Mill Duckie) looked more than a little special when running away for a four-and-a-half length victory on debut at Avondale today. She was last out of the gates, looped the field to challenge at … Continue reading

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Don’t ya love a progressive horse!

Starlight Angel looked like a horse really going places when scoring a dominant win over the older horses in Rating 75 company at Riccarton Park today. The filly has come a long way in this initial campaign, winning her debut, … Continue reading

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