LA Update 1 June 2007

It’s been a busy and productive month on the farm. We capitalised on a strong market to get some

LA Update 21 May

Well, even we at LA have been surprised at the amount of interest from breeders in Zed, since our announcement last Thursday. Sam has already taken 52 bookings. Just goes to show currently how much confidence there is in the breeding sector. As we had hoped a number of the bookings have been made from broodmare owners who have not bred their mares for quite some time – what better way to re...

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LA Update 14th May 2007

LA UPDATE FOR WEEK COMMENCING 14/5/07 Well, undoubtedly the big news of the week for LA is the announcement that we will be standing the regally bred Zed this coming season. In the lead up to the 2006 New Zealand Derby, Zabeel colt Zed , on the back of a brilliant debut win, emerged as a serious contender for honours in the Group One classic. At his second career start, despite been galloped on...

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LA Update For 7th May 07

Little Avondale are reflecting on much stronger results at last Sundays National Weanling Sale at Karaka compared to the corresponding 2006 sale. Last years consignment of 14 weanlings produced gross receipts for the stud and clients of $39,750. Sundays results were a healthier 15 sold for a return of $150,200. LA secured fourth best price of the day, $60,000 for a well grown Pins colt from...

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Additions To The Stud

Over the past few months LA Stud have purchased four mares. The English mare Kalamanda, unraced, who is from the Aga Khan's K family. Heureka, seven times winner, twice at listed level who is closely related to the exciting Red Lord by Redoutes Choice in Anthony Cummings stable. Plus just last week in Sydney the purchase of two mares from two of the hottest familes in the Australian Stud Book,...

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LA Stud Relations And Representatives Shine

What a great day for the relations of Little Avondale's breeding stock in the G1 feature at Awapuni on Saturday, the Sires Produce Stakes.First Nightlign (Align - Indian Squaw), is out of a Caroligian mare who stood at LA Stud.Second Fluer De'Here (Dehere - Fleur de chine). Fleur de chine was bred and sold by LA Stud to Gary Plowman for $80,000.Third Alamosa (O'Reilly - Lodore Mystic). Lodore...

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Weekends Results

Week in week out the Towkays keep on performing.Last week it was the boys turn up in Asia, Armada G2 second, Happee Owner G2 Fourth in the Chairmans Trophey and Sparky Winner 3rd in the Macau Guineas G3.This week the girls stole the show. Lady Cavalier continued her good form to win the rating 83 1600m worth $35,000 at Tauranga in convincing style.Over the same distance and in an another...

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Towkays Over The Weekend

Towkay's service fee set last week has been justified with the results from his performers on the track over the weekend.Armada ran an excellent race and was just run down in the last stride in the G2 Chairmans Trophey on Saturday night. Happee Owner, in the same race finished fourth a head from the third placegetter.The action was not only in Hong Kong at group level for the progeny of Towkay...

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Towkay Service Fee $10,000 Plus Gst

Little Avondale Stud have announced the service fee of Towkay (Last Tycoon – Princess Tracy) for the 2007 season. At $10,000 plus GST he is representing excellent value for all investors following an incredible racing season to date along with outstanding sale results.• Karaka Premier Sale Average $163,000 32 times his service fee (unmatched at Premier level)• Karaka Premier Top price $270,000•...

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Family, our families have done so much together in the industry and sociably, there's not too many industries today that allow you to do that.

Guy Lowry, Hawkes Bay Trainer