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Taatletail Takes Unbeatable Lead In Filly Of The Year Series

Monday, February 9, 2004

Classy filly Taatletail proved too strong for her rivals when taking out the Gr. 2 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic on Saturday at the Waikato Racing Club. Taatletail now has an unbeatable 32 points in the New Zealand Bloodstock 2003 � 2004 Filly of the Year Series.

Racing on a firm track at Te Rapa, Taatletail (Faltaat x Defensive Lady) proved too tough, passing the post with a long neck back to second place getter Anne Carina (Danske x Lidahya) and with a further 1 � � lengths to fast finisher Madame Shinko (Shinko King x Madame Mac)

All three fillies are expected to be on hand at Ellerslie Racecourse to contest the final race in the New Zealand Bloodstock 2003 � 2004 Filly of the Year Series, the $100,000 Championship Stakes at Ellerslie on 28 February 2004.

Trained by Graeme Rogerson & Stephen Autridge at Tuhikaramea, and bred by Macau based Deborah Ho, Taatletail is raced by Graeme Rogerson, Peter Glover, Paola Meo, Stephen Just, Brian Foster and Dean McLuckie.

2003-2004 Filly of the Year Points Table
Horse Points
Taatletail 32
Kainui Belle 25
Wharite Princess 13.5
Buckle My Shoe 8
Filante Etoile 7
Eftee One 6
Danette 5
Anne Carina 4
Sarah Vee 4
Midnight Kiss 3.5
Unearthed 3.5
Classic Clare 3
Rapid Kay 3
Bridie Belle 2
Madame Shinko 2
Clifton 1.5
Pay My Bail 1.5
Her Hidden Talent 1

The final race in the Series will be the Group 2 Championship Stakes at the Auckland Racing Club on Saturday 28 February.

For more information on the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series please contact Karen McAnulty at New Zealand Bloodstock on (09) 298 0055 email: [email protected] , or view the New Zealand Bloodstock website, where the series is updated after each race.