Monthly Archives: March 2016

Challenge horses resume at Ellerslie

The black type-winning Fascination Street (Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott) and promising three-year-old Vitesse (Shaune Ritchie) make a return to racing at Ellerslie on Saturday after both having had month-long fresheners. Fascination Street (Elusive City ex Piece of Cake, by … Continue reading

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Nearco’s Savabeel filly for Sydney

Nearco Stud is delighted to be offering this lovely filly for the William Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale. A year ago Nearco sold its’ first yearling at the Easter Sale, this filly’s half-sister by Cape Blanco which sold to Team … Continue reading

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Peter Moody – my penny’s worth

The Australasian racing industry will be so much the poorer without the direct involvement of Peter Moody. I’m not going to comment on the case; I’m not qualified to do that.  But what I do know is that Peter Moody … Continue reading

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Gr.1 performers have two things in common

Highden Park owner/operators Sam and Libby Bleakley have good reason to be smiling today. Yesterday’s Group One placegetters Montaigne (2nd Rosehill Guineas) and Strada Cavallo (3rd New Zealand Oaks) were both born at their Palmerston North property. What’s more, Montaigne … Continue reading

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Nearco-bred fillies chase Group Races

Two fillies bred by Nearco Stud Ltd chase Group prestige honours at Trentham Gardens on Saturday, namely Strada Cavallo and Lauberhorn – both of which are trained by Graham Richardson at Matamata. Strada Cavallo (Alamosa ex Abenroad, by Danroad) takes … Continue reading

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Nearco’s All Too Hard filly for Easter

Nearco Stud Ltd offers this lovely filly for the upcoming William Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale. Born and raised at Bhima Thoroughreds, the filly will go to Sydney as part of their quality consignment. By boom freshman stallion All Too … Continue reading

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Australian debut double for Nearco-breds

A pair of Nearco Stud-bred horses have looked the goods in making winning debut performances in Australia over the past 24 hours. Today at Ballarat the Mick Price-trained Heptagon (Jimmy Choux ex Seven Schillings) stormed home from a long way … Continue reading

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But It’s True provides instant result for Nearco Stud mare

It was very satisfying today to see But It’s True (High Chaparral ex Pennacchio, by Align) score a brilliant six-length debut win at Warrnambool. The three-year-old is the first foal of Pennacchio, a mare I bought off the track for … Continue reading

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Black Type for 4 Nearco Stud-bred horses

The last two weeks has seen Nearco Stud-bred horses pick up two Group Two placings, a Group Three placing and a Listed placing; here’s an overview… Wednesday 02 March – Hastings: STRADA CAVALLO (Alamosa ex Abenroad, by Danroad) – 2nd … Continue reading

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Wellington Guineas next for Lauberhorn

The $100,000 Go Racing Wellington Guineas-Gr.2 (1400m) at Trentham Gardens on Saturday, 19 March is likely to be the next target for Lauberhorn following her impressive victory at Matamata last Saturday. It will be the second time the daughter of … Continue reading

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