Waikato Stud News

Gary's Corner
17 December 2019

Garry’s Corner – 17 December 2019

With Christmas around the corner, the Waikato Newsletter is on hold, but the weeks happenings have motivated me to come out of hiding in the corner. It is always difficult to those who were not …

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Gary's Corner
5 December 2019

Garry’s Corner – 5 December 2019

Bantam Rooster one week, Feather Duster the next. That fairly well describes the mood at Waikato Stud in the past week. The loss of any horse will stir the emotions of someone, regardless of the …

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Gary's Corner
28 November 2019

Garry’s Corner – 28 November, 2019

Writing a Corner for you two, as a single-finger typist, is a reasonably onerous task: The objective is to make sure you are up-to-date on our goings on and – when the opportunity arises – …

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22 November 2019

Garry’s Corner – 22 November, 2019

My father and his brother were hard-working market gardeners and my cousins and I were expected to join them after school and weekends. Not an ideal upbringing, but it certainly kept us away from any …

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22 November 2019

Savabeel colt popular at Karaka

A son of Savabeel made a splash late in the closing session of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale at Karaka. Magus Equine’s Willie Leung went to $440,000 to secure a half-brother to Waikato …

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18 November 2019

Group One winner in waiting

It’s surely only a matter of time before Savabeel’s daughter Supera breaks through at the highest level. The Sir Peter Vela-bred and raced mare was narrowly denied when a close second in last season’s Gr.1 …

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15 November 2019

Garry’s Corner – 15 November 2019

For those of you who were kind enough to call expressing your disappointment that The Waikato Weekly did not include the Corner last week, I can tell you I was relegated to the bin with …

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10 November 2019

Well-bred filly delivers

A rich pedigree was to the fore at Hastings this afternoon when Grand De Flora was successful on debut. The Waikato Stud-bred and raced filly had trialled well in preparation and was, as a result, …

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9 November 2019

Ocean Park mare rules in Matriarch

Ocean Park’s daughter Oceanex turned her fortunes around at Flemington to triumph in the Fr.2 Matriarch Stakes. Luckless in previous outings, she came with a well-timed finish to reign supreme in the hands of Jye …

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9 November 2019

Banquo strikes stakes blow

Banquo took a first serious step toward a stallion career with victory at Flemington today in the Listed Springtime Stakes. It was the son of Written Tycoon second win from a handful of starts with …

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9 November 2019

Savabeel top of shopping list

Cranbourne trainer Natalie Young is a major fan of Savabeel and she’ll be shopping for more of them later this month. She will be returning home for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale at …

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9 November 2019

Savabeel colt stars

Well-related colt Mongolian Heaven posted first winning strike of his career when he led all the way at Te Rapa. The Savabeel three-year-old gave a determined display as he was headed in the straight and …

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