LA Broodmares To The Fore
One would be hard pressed to find a broodmare as prominent of late as Rivertaine (Centaine-Riverlette by Sir Godfrey). Her son Rapidus (Darci Brahma) started the mare’s hot streak, winning four races in quick succession during May and June through NSW. Then last Friday saw a return to winning form by her daughter Rivertaine Coup (Pins) at Ashburton, before her progressive staying son Shotover River (Savabeel) made it successive city wins with his latest coming at Doomben on Saturday.
New York Minute (Iffraaj-Zenno Queen by Zeno Rob Roy) who created a very favourable impression winning her debut at Waverley last Thursday, was bought from our draft at the 2013 National Weanling Sale. The two-year-old filly, trained by IIone Kelly at New Plymouth, was bred by The Block Partnership who raced the dual Group 1 winning LA bred mare Xanadu (Elusive City-Forest Dream by Green Forest).
It was a big thrill to win the Central Districts Broodmare of the Year title again last Friday with Dal Cielo’s mother Cent From Heaven. The Group 1 winning two-year-old Dal Cielo (Per Incanto) showed his readiness for a big spring with a close third behind Group 1 winners Turn Me Loose and Puc... Read More...
Collar Rewarding Connections
The LA and bred Collar (O’Reilly-Laebeel by Zabeel) who took his stake earnings to nearly AUS $300,000 with his latest win in Sydney over 1600m last week was bought from our 2010 Sydney Easter draft.
With her thunder sky black colour and impressive physique the Jim Barlow and Tony Joyce bred Cruz By (Pentire-Cruz Control by Centaine) had a lot of admirers at the 2012 Karaka Premier Sale. Eventually selling for $270,000, the now four-year-old mare looks to be regaining some of the form that had her racing in black-type events last season going by her latest win over 1650m in Brisbane last week.
The Coupland family raced and LA bred Rivertaine Coup (Pins-Rivertaine by Centaine) returned to the winners circle down south last Friday. Fittingly co-trainer Michael Pitman has earmarked the family sponsored Group 2 Couplands Mile in the spring as a target for the four-win mare.
Progressive four-year-old Kareem’s Edge (Nadeem-Karamah by Unfuwain) looks capable of emulating the deeds of his year older full brother Kareeming, judging by his performance to lump 60kgs to victory in NSW last Friday. Kareeming, a winner of nearly AUS$200,000, is one of the more promising staying horses i... Read More...
Towkay Gelding Wins Again
The Robyn Horton bred four-year-old Arzak (Towkay-Roseario by Pentire) continued on his merry way this winter with another win, his latest coming at Avondale last Friday over 1600m. The Murray Baker a... Read More...