NEWS & EVENTS

Group Three For Towkay

The good track at Tauranga on Saturday made all the difference to High Octane (Towkay-Trendy and True) when he dead heated for first in the WFA Group Three Platinum Homes Tauranga Stakes over 1600m at Gate Pa . A great result for trainer Gregor Robson who has always maintained his charge only needed a decent track to confirm the reputation gained last season through wins in such races as the...

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LA Connection With Guineas Quinella

Riders of the very good horses often say how those horses have a radar for the finish line – they know exactly where it is! Rios (Hussonet - Gussy Godiva) is just that kind of horse. Laid back and professional the colt was a last stride winner of Saturday’s Group 2 Wellington Thoroughbred Breeders Guineas 1500m. The result was a quinella of sorts for LA, having sold Rios at the Karaka sales on...

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Feedback Positive On Pachanga's Debut

We are still on a high after Pachanga's (Redoubts Choice-Foxtrot) wonderful debut effort for second in the Listed Debutants Stakes at Caulfield. Lee Freedman, trainer of the winner Sugar Babe - herself an expensive yearling purchase at $500,000 - when interviewed post race, commented, It was quite a good effort. I know David (Hayes) has a rap on the second one. I know it's one of his best...

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Caulfield Results Significant For LA

The pedigrees of two LA based broodmares were enhanced following racing at Caulfield on Saturday.Pinnacles (Fuji Kiseki-Galroof) franked his Sandown Open Handicap win of a fortnight ago with success in the Perri Cutten Classic 1400m. Galroof, a group winner and one of the early favourites for the 2002 Caulfield Cup before suffering a career ending injury, is a half sister to Ricky Savoury's...

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Delbrae Delivers Again

Delbrae Delivers AgainLike a good red wine Delbrae (Thunder Gulch-We Leica) just gets better with age. Saturdays win in the Listed Christchurch Casino Spring Classic over 2000m was the seven-year-olds 10th win and his third stakes success, pushing his prizemoney total to just shy of $400,000. This class performer heads to Trentham on the 27th October for the Group One WFA Captain Cook Stakes at...

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Pachange Excites!

At $700,000, our Redoubts Choice - Foxtrot filly was the top priced female at this years Karaka Premier Yearling Sale. It's a great feeling as a breeder to receive that sort of money but it's much more satisfying to see that they actually might have the engine to match the price tag. Hence we were excited just over a week ago to get a phone call from Dean Hawthorne - who buys for owner Jonathan...

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LA Update 24 September 07

She may have lost her unbeaten record but Special Mission (Towkay - Te Akau Trek) lost few admirers, running second to Diamond Deck at Hastings on Saturday in the Group 3 Highview Stakes. Unable to find the fence from another difficult draw, she put the pressure on leader Satinka a long way out, collared last seasons Group 2 Matamata Breeders Stakes winner shortly after straightening, before...

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LA Update 17 September 07

There's a distinctive LA flavour to the just released markets for the 1000/2000 Guineas. Towkay's pocket rocket Special Mission heads the charts for the fillies classic. And Alamosa (O Reilly-Lodore Mystic), joint favourite for the 2000 Guineas, is very closely related to the LA broodmares, Cent From Heaven (a full sister to Lodore Mystic) and her half sister Double Okay.Alamosa's win in the...

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LA Update 11 September 07

LA NEWSLETTER 10 SEPTEMBER 2007Exciting filly Special Mission (Towkay-Te Akau Trek) made it three wins from three starts and her second consecutive stakes success with a two length win in last Saturdays Listed Carters-Gib Stakes over 1200m at Wanganui.Whether it's in front and clearing out on a heavy track or as with Saturday's success, from midfield with a sustained burst of acceleration...

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LA Update 6th September

September got off on the right foot for LAwith the Mercedes Horse of the Year Awards in Napier last Friday night. There were a number of winners with LA connections. Before we start on those winners though here's a chance to bid on tickets to the Rugby World Cup Semi finals, with flights and accomodation....go to www.trademe.co.nz and you could secure your place in Paris supporting the All...

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Sound, talented, well educated horses

Kris Lees, Newcastle Trainer