Nadeem Treble Continues Momentum
Nadeem’s reputation as a highly consistent sire of winners received further reinforcement with a winning double and a second place-getter from his three Australian starters on Friday, followed by another winner on Saturday.
Group 2 winner Happy Galaxy (Nadeem- by Kings Best), having just his second start after a lengthy spell, won the feature event at Geelong over 1000m for jockey Michael Walker and Victoria’s leading trainers David Hayes and Tom Dabernig.
Tough stayer Riyadh (Darci Brahma-Tempestra by O’Reilly) and exciting prospect Portman (Makfi-Farasha by Jeune), both sold as yearlings from LA sale drafts, gave the farm a notable double at Flemington on Saturday.
Riyadh, bought by Beamish Bloodstock from LA’s 2011 Karaka Premier draft, won the opening event over 2000m, and Portman, a half brother to dual Group 3 winning Nadeem mare Sharnee Rose, was purchased from our 2014 Sydney Easter draft by Danny O’Brien Racing.
Closer to home, LA featured as breeder of two winners at the Ruakaka meeting on Saturday. Dancing Light (Darci Brahma-Danse Sauvage by Montjeu), bred in partnership with Don Gordon, was a four length winner over 1200m... Read More...
LA Breaks Class Record in Debut Sydney Win
High priced Karaka yearling graduate Addictive Nature (Savabeel-Generous Nature by Carnegie) lived-up to the hype and some when making an impressive winning debut in the two-year-old event over 1100m at Warwick Farm on Wednesday, an effort further substantiated by breaking a thirteen year old class record set by the triple Group 1 winner Eeremin.
"Did it look as good as it felt?" winning jockey Tim Clark said. "He's a pretty impressive horse."
"He's trialled well and bounced on the bridle and he probably over did it a little bit today but he's got plenty of class about him.
"I think he was a little bit casual in his trials but under race conditions he really went to another level.
"Obviously, he's really well bred and a high-priced yearling. It's very important as a Savabeel to get a win as a two-year-old as far as his stallion prospects.
"Hopefully every time we raise the bar he can keep jumping it and go to the top level."
Addictive Nature, who was bred by LA, Anna and Ben Petro and Kerry and Amanda Wilkins, was bought from the LA draft at the 2016 Karaka Premier Sale by Toby Koenig for $775,000 on behalf of Sean Buckley’s Ultra... Read More...