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We have enjoyed a successful start to the 2016/17 season. Young horses like Getemhel and Sneakers have kicked off their careers with wins. Progressive middle distance types like Groovin'm Electric Aura, Sorenata and Big Pat's Pontiac have won their maidens and look set for more victories. Our old mate Ferro Nero has scored twice at metropolitan level, and exciting three-year-old colt Inside Agent won at stakes level in early October.
Meanwhile, we are loving the development of a lot of young two and three-year-olds ready to break through for their first victories, on the path to future success in higher grades.
We purchased four horses at the NZ Bloodstock Karaka Yearling sale, mostly for clients who participated in the process with us. We do have shares for sale in one colt, and for lease in one filly. So head over to our Racehorse Ownership page for more details.
After a week-long reconnaissance mission in November, and seven days at the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling sale last week, we are proud to be coming home with four really nice yearlings.
Due to personal travel, Nigel will be bypassing the Magic Millions Gold Coast sale this year and is first focusing on the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales series in late January.
Since her maiden victory at Moe in October, Electric Aura put in three fair efforts. But ridden quieter at Sale, she stormed home for a comfortable second victory.
From 1st February 2017, the minimum prizemoney for all two-year-old, three-year-old and open handicaps at Saturday metropolitan meetings will increase to $100,000.
Really quite pleased to hear about Racing Victoria’s Grand Handicap Series initiative in 2017.
The outstanding SA Derby class of 2015 could continue to impact feature races in Australia and overseas in 2017 with the impending return to racing of Manapine.
Seven runners for the stable over the past week, with some good performances. First, three of our team raced at the good Bendigo meeting on Wednesday. Distant Sky returned to the track after a winter spell. It was pleasing to see Distant Sky first take a run on the inside when back in the rear of […]
We are thrilled to welcome Patrick Pilley for a three month period, on loan from Geoffrey Deacon.
It’s hard to believe that the Caulfield, Moonee Valley and Flemington carnivals have come and gone. We enjoyed taking several runners to the feature racedays, and I was overall pleased with their performances.