12th Stakes Winner for Nadeem
Nadeem (Redoute’s Choice-Candide by Sound Reason) underlined his tremendous value to NZ breeders for the upcoming season when Spanish Bay (Nadeem-Belle Jest by Rory’s Jester) became his 12th individual stakes winner with an all the way win in the Group 2 $350,000 Singapore Classic (1400m) last Friday evening in Singapore. An important race in determining three-year-old supremacy in Singapore, recent editions have been won by the likes of Better Than Ever, Super Easy and War Affair.
Spanish Bay (Saifudin Ismail) on the inside holds off the challenge from Affleck (Michael Rodd) to win the Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic on Friday, picture Singapore Turf Club
Spanish Bay was a $85,000 purchase from our 2013 Karaka Select Draft by his trainer Michael Freedman and Michael Wallace.
Another of Nadeem’s progeny with speed to burn is Brilliant Proposal (Nadeem-Kohinoor by Bigstone) who won over 1000m in Hong Kong last Wednesday.
With his oldest progeny just six years of age, Nadeem’s 12 stakes winners gives him a black-type record at the same stage of their siring careers only matched locally by our very best stallions, all of whom stand for considerably more than ... Read More...
Gone But Not Forgotten
Whilst there was an end of an era at LA this week with the passing of Sound Lover (Sound Reason-Country Flower by Oncidium), she will live on in the hearts of all at the farm and her deeds since retiring to the broodmare paddock in 1995 will ensure the continuation of a successful legacy.
Horses can leave an indelible mark on humans and Sound Lover was the type who touched most anyone who came into contact with her over a life of 24 years that started with her foaling at Te Parae/LA, proceeded to a Group 3 win on the track from the O’Sullivan stable and then onto motherhood where she excelled as a wonderful mother to 13 live foals.
“ Lover ” had bucket loads of courage and personality, and she had the rather unique ability to pass on these traits to her progeny, undoubtedly important to the many of whom went onto compete in the best of company in N.Z, Australia and Hong Kong.
Sound Lover’s progeny include the stakes winners Philosophe, Men At Work and Sir Lovesalot, and the big Hong Kong winners Trillion Win (Group 2 placed), Cheeky and Successful Spirit.
High hopes are held for her last live foal, a stunning looking two-year-old Per Incanto colt. Unbeaten in tw... Read More...
Towkay Mare In The Grove
Progressive Towkay mare Rocknrolla (Towkay-Danness by Danehill) looks set for another exciting winter campaign following her comfortable victory over a field of R65 opponents at Tauranga on Saturday. ... Read More...