Members of the various Challenge Syndicates at the beautiful Waikato Stud where they heard from Mark Chittick and veiwed Champion Stallion Savabeel along with newcomer Tivaci
A big thank you to Mark Chittick and his team at Waikato Stud for the opportunity to bring around 120 people to the farm last Friday for the Challenge Syndications Stud & Stable Open Day.
The team loved being there, felt it a privilege to have a private viewing of the number one stallion in New Zealand right now, Savabeel, not to mention the new boy on the block, Tivaci.
The inaugural Challenge Open Day saw visits to three stud farms (The Oaks, Waikato & Bradbury Park), two racing stables (Graham Richardson & Shaune Ritchie), plus heard from another syndicate trainer John Bary, who made a special trip up from Hastings.
My thanks goes out to everyone who made us so very welcome.
The Stakes Performed racemare High Class (Shocking ex Mill Duckie) changed hands today in a deal negotiated by Adrian Clark on behalf of a New Zealand-based client.
High Class – a brilliant debut winner at two years and Listed Race-placed in the Soliloquy Stakes at three years – has been immediately retired and will head to Australia at the start of next week for a mating with Australia’s red-hot Second Season stallion All Too Hard.
“High Class is a horse who has been on my radar from the day she first went to the races,” said Clark this afternoon.
“She was hardy & talented and her mother has produced some lovely types; I have no doubt this mare has a big future at stud.”
High Class seen here in the hands of regular rider Alysha Collett. The 5YO was trained throughout her career by Jenna Mahoney