NEWS & EVENTS

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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LA Update 27th August 07

The saying "when it rains it pours" is never truer than this week at LA. While it's not literally raining foalings just yet, we have had four new arrivals in the last week & what, with the Mercedes Thoroughbred Racing Awards in Naiper on Friday night, the stallions due to start serving this Saturday and the Kelt Capital Spring Carnival kicking off on the same day, sleep will be at a premium!...

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LA Update 20 August 07

The late season two-year-old star Special Mission (Towkay - Te Akau Trek) and confirmation of Armada's (Towkay - Dance In Time) high international rating last week have seen heightened interest in Towkay. Sam's taken steady bookings through the last couple of weeks and he looks like he will serve one of his best books of mares this season.The article by Renee Geelen on ...

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VALUE SIRES FOR 2007 COURTESY OF THOROUGHBRED NEWS

By Renee Geelen, de Kabat BloodstockVALUE NZ SIRES FOR 2007Of course, the first question to ask is what constitutes value to a breeder? It may be the ability to breed a champion, wanting the highest chance of breeding a winner, or the best return in the sale ring. The ultimate test of value is the number of breeders lining up to visit a stallion at the particular fee.The statistics given in the...

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LA Update 13th August 2007

LA NEWSLETTER 13 AUGUST 2007The sole Towkay in last Friday’s New Zealand Bloodstock South Island Sale sold for $27,000, nearly twice the sale average. The colt’s from the good Central Districts family of Sandsend, Sierra Sand, Kaapeon etc .Speaking of things Towkay, more recognition came his way this last week with the release of the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings (WTRR). These are the...

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LA Update 6th August 2007

The highlight for the LA this week will undoubtedly be the sale of our LOT 110 Dubai Destination – Rivertaine two-year-old gelding, at this Fridays South Island Sale in Christchurch. Interest from Hong Kong in the horse has been very high on the back of the deeds of his half brothers O Reilly Rally and Regency Horse. Contact sam 0274 853400 for more information about this exciting 2YO.We were...

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History, tradition, family, good values and lots of fun. Also when we inspect an LA yearling we do so with confidence in the horses’ upbringing, soundness and temperament. It’s a theory that has worked well because with Dominic we’ve bought the likes of Redeem The Dream and the stakeswinner Sir Lovesalot

George Simon, Cambridge Racing Commentator