Time Test
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TIME TEST 2017/18

The anticipation at Little Avondale is palpable as staff await the arrival this spring of the first Southern Hemisphere foals of the farms latest acquisition, the beautifully bred and high class English middle-distance performer Time Test, whose first foals have just hit the ground in the United Kingdom and Europe.

A son of the legendary Dubawi who stands at £250,000, from the Group 1 winning two-year Dansili mare Passage of Time, Time Test, a dual Group 2 winner in his own right and rated 125 by Timeform, stood his first season at the English National Stud in 2018.

Son of the legendary Dubawi who stands at £250,000, from the Group 1 winning two-year Dansili mare Passage of Time

Time Test is the quintessential modern day English stayer. Immaculately bred, athletic and blessed with a wonderful turn of foot, he was a high class performer who competed against the best Northern Hemisphere horses on the turf between a mile and 2000m over 14 career starts, winning six times with seven minor placings, culminating in stake earnings of 606,000 pounds.

A winner over 1400m at two, Time Test announced himself as a truly serious horse with a spectacular performance at his second three-year-old start when he broke the Royal Ascot 2000m track record. His next start was the Group 1 Juddmonte International, where, on unsuitable wet ground, he ran fourth behind The Derby and Prix de L ‘Arc de Triomphe winner Golden Horn and The Grey Gatsby. Dropped back to a mile for his following start, he won the Group 2 Joel Stakes at Newmarket in 1.35.8. His fifth and final race of his three-year-old campaign was in the Breeders Cup Turf Mile; starting equal third favourite, he was unplaced on a rain affected track.

At his second three-year-old start, he broke the Royal Ascot 2000m track record

Time Test started three times at four, all in the UK, yielding wins at Group 2 and 3 level, both on good tracks, and a third placing in the Group 1 Coral Eclipse Stakes on soft going.

Transferred to the New York stable of the leading American trainer Chad Brown for his five-year-old campaign, Time Test resumed with a second placing in a Grade 3 1800m on a “yielding” turf at Belmont Park before closing out his career with two second placed finishes in Group 1 events, the later to the Champion American 2017 Turf Horse and Breeders Cup Mile winner World Approval over 1 mile.
Roger Charlton, leading English trainer and Time Test’s conditioner for his 11 start U.K career, had this to say about his charge:

“Time Test blew away the opposition at Royal Ascot as a three-year-old. Speed and acceleration were his main assets.” Roger Charlton

“Time Test blew away the opposition at Royal Ascot as a three-year-old. Speed and acceleration were his main assets.”

Roger Charlton TRAINER

Bred and raced by Prince Kallid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms, Time Test boasts a pedigree second to none on the world stage.

Bred and raced by Prince Kallid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms, Time Test boasts a pedigree second to none on the world stage.

TIME TEST 2019 Service Fee: $10,000 + GST LFG
LA TIME TEST DEAL: Produce a 2YO winner and get a free return

With a record that epitomises genuineness against the best Northern Hemisphere pattern company between 1600m and 2000m and the rare ability to quicken off a fast pace, Little Avondale is delighted to offer Australasian breeders the opportunity to breed to Time Test.

To discuss the mating of your mare with Time Test contact Sam Williams +64 (0) 274 853 400.

First and foremost, stockman and people whose interest in the animal translates into an innate ability to read how a horse will develop. I’ll see a foal at LA and Sam or Buzz will tell me how they expect it to develop. I’ll see it during my Karaka inspections 12 months later, and you could blow me over with a feather

Danny Rolston, NZ Bloodstock, Karaka