Mark’s Mail – 14 December
We’ve had a busy week on the farm with a great bunch of visitors from New Zealand and Australia through to see our Karaka yearlings. It’s been great fun having people to the farm and we all thoroughly enjoy catching up with and seeing new and old friends at this time of year.
Congratulations to David Ellis, Jamie Richards and the team at Te Akau Racing for the very smart win with two-year-old Savabeel gelding Aotea Lad in the Group 2 Wakefield Stakes last weekend. David’s strike-rate with buying top performing progeny of Savabeel truly is second to none and it’s great to see Jamie’s training career really going from strength to strength.
Ocean Park has had an excellent week on the track, siring a double at Hastings and six winners in the last seven days. Adding to the great run our racing team has had recently was Ocean Park mare Together who won very well on Wednesday at Hastings.
We’re really looking forward to watching Love Affair in the Group 2 Cal Isuzu Stakes at Te Rapa tomorrow – happy racing everyone!
Garry’s Corner – 18 January
Here we go again, the annual trek to the Karaka Sales. The planning required, the cost, the effort of all concerned. Our key staff along with Pip and Mark start this process as soon as …Read More
Sir Plush adds to Pins’ tally
Further posthumous honours have come the way of Pins following Sir Plush’s Listed Gosford Gold Cup victory. It was his fifth stakes win this season and 80th lifetime success for the former Waikato Stud stallion. …Read More