Hong Kong - Armada Is Ready

Hong Kong The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Mile will be the focus for Little Avondale Stud this weekend with Armada (Towkay - Dance In Time) bound to go out as one of the favourites. A win in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Trial has had his competitors watching his work closely and in "notes from the track today" it saysCXHK Mile favourite Armada is "doing everything right" according to...

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BLEAP’s Patience Pays

The BLEAP (Blokes And Ladies Expecting Astronomical Profits) Syndicate enjoyed a special moment with Kurabeel (Zabeel – Clermont Lass) on Thursday 23/11/06 at Matamata when the 4YO mare took out the Workmans Café and Bar 1600m. A broken bone during last seasons campaign was a setback but rest time followed by the slow preparation and build up under the guidance of trainer Lance O’Sullivan has shown...

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A Dream Week For A Breeder

Well if there was such a thing as Breeder of the Week it would have to go to Tom Jamison! 3 Group winners in 8 days!! Pentathon (Pentire – Star Royal) finishes the carnival in style. An excellent result for trainer John Wheeler who’s target for a win in the $200,000New Zealand Cup at Riccarton went absolutely according to plan! Breeder Tom Jamieson will be thrilled as this win backs up the...

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Please For The Animals - NO MORE FIREWORKS

Unfortunatly for the Towkay Partnership, the owners of the stunning Towkay colt out of Wake Up Susie took fright in the local fireworks held at Henly Lake Masterton. The LA Team had stood all around the farm during the display to keep an eye on the horses. A broken shoulder meant he had to be put down. It ended up being a double wammy with Wake Up Susie reabsorbing her Towkay pregancy. However with...

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Trademark Towkay Toughness

Lightly raced Towkay 3YO Arzak (Towkay-Roseario by Pentire) displayed real grit and determination when posting his first career win in trying track conditions at Hawera on Monday. Arzak and the pace making Second’s Out s slipped right away from the rest of the field rounding the home turn with Second’s Out drawing two lengths clear at the 200m as Arzak began to flounder in the conditions....

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Black-Type For Towkay Mares

Her career is full of highlights but dual Group 1 winning Towkay mare Viadana (Towkay-Yeah Nah by Kinjite) produced arguably a career best performance to land Saturday’s Group 2 Japan New Zealand International Trophy at Tauranga. Lumping 59kg and giving weight to proven performers like fellow LA bred dual Group 1 winner Xanadu, and Australian Group 3 winner Zonza, the six-year-old mare still...

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Aside from Sam greeting me at Karaka every year with “Have I got a horse for you” it’s about breeding successful and sound horses

John Foote, Queensland Bloodstock Agent