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Talented Taatletail Too Good In Gr.3 Lowland Stakes

Monday, October 13, 2003

Trained by Graeme Rogerson and Stephen Autridge, Taatletail (Faltaat x Defensive Lady) completed the 1400m journey 2 � lengths clear of second placed filly, the Dick and Chris Bothwell trained Danette (Danske x Amynette), with Clifton (Bahhare x Instantly), trained by John Sargent and Karl Allpress a further 1 � lengths back in third.

The heavy track conditions proved to be no barrier for the filly who, after also winning the first leg of the Filly of the Year Series, the Gr.3 Highview Stakes last month, now tops the Filly of the Year points table with 12 points ahead of Danette with 3 points and Rapid Kay, also with 3 points.

Owned by Peter Glover, Paola Meo, Stephen Just, Brian Forster, Dean McLuckie and Graeme Rogerson, Taatletail kept up her winning streak for her owners having had four starts for four wins.

Taatletail Looks To Extend Lead In Second Leg Of Fillies Series

Wednesday, October 8, 2003

The fillies which have accepted for the race include the current series leader, Taatletail (Faltaat x Defensive Lady), trained by Graeme Rogerson and Stephen Autridge, who collected 6 points for her win in the first leg of the Filly of the Year Series the Gr.3 Highview Stakes at Hawkes Bay on 13th September .

Pay My Bail (Justice Prevails x Ebony Jane) who ran third in the Highview Stakes is also set to line up on Saturday. Trained by Stephen and Trevor McKee, Pay My Bail currently has 1.5 points on the Filly of the Year points table.

Mercedes Super Bonus Series Set To Kick Off This Saturday

Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Race Two on the card, the Lindauer Fraise Juvenile (880m) has a field of 11 2YOs with four runners eligible to win the $10,000 Mercedes Super Bonus on top of the $27,500 race prize purse.

Only three runners in the field have lined up on raceday so far, with two of these eligible for the bonus. They are the Graeme Rogerson and Stephen Autridge trained Sharka Zulu (Lion Hunter x High Twinkle), and Mark Walker trained Kapsdan (Kaapstad x Danaselvam). Kapsdan had her first start and first win at Pukekohe two weeks ago and Sharka Zulu ran second at his first start at Wanganui at the end of August.

Exciting Ready To Run Sale Catalogue Coming Soon

Friday, September 26, 2003

The Breeze Ups for the sale will be conducted on October 13 & 14 at Te Rapa Racecourse in Hamilton.

Video footage will be available on our website or on video or CD by request, from Friday October 17.

Classic Clare Calls The Shots To Win New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes

Monday, September 22, 2003

With a large field of 14 fillies lining up in the race it was the Shane Kennedy trained Classic Clare (Gold Brose x Funny Features) who claimed the win by a long head over Tony and Lyn Prendergast trained Lady Libertine (Tuscany Flyer x Liberty Rose) with Danamac (Danasinga x Lady Canteloupe) trained by Michael Pitman a further 1 � � length away in third.

Classic Clare is owned by Kotuku Investments, managed by Brian Vieceli of Christchurch on behalf of the Vieceli family. She was purchased at the 2002 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Fillies Sale by Kotuku Investments for $20,000 and sold through the draft of Wentwood Grange of Cambridge.

Southern Filly Series Gets Underway This Saturday

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

The Southern Filly of the Year Series comprises four races for 3YO fillies, each of Listed status run from September through to May.

Saturday's field of smart fillies includes stakes performers such as the Peter and Dawn Williams trained Azure, Kevin Hughes trained Eternal Melody, Tom and Lyn Prendergast trained Lady Libertine and Mark Walker trained Spur Bird.

Taatletail Continues Winning Streak In Saturday'S Gr.3 Highview Stakes

Monday, September 15, 2003

With a field of 15 smart fillies it was the Graeme Rogerson and Stephen Autridge trained Taatletail (Faltaat x Defensive Lady) who took the honours by 1 � lengths from the Mark Walker trained Rapid Kay (Towkay x Racing Waters) with the Stephen and Trevor McKee trained filly Pay my Bail (Justice Prevails x Ebony Jane) a further length away in third.

On easy track conditions, Taatletail gave her owners Peter Glover, Paola Meo, Stephen Just, Brian Foster, Dean McLuckie and Graeme Rogerson the hat trick of wins they had been hoping for. Taatletail cleared away in the straight for her third win from only three starts having previously won once as a 2YO and once as a 3YO. Saturday's win has shown her to be a hot contender for the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year title.

Taatletail Continues Winning Streak In Saturday'S Gr.3 Highview Stakes

Monday, September 15, 2003

With a field of 15 smart fillies it was the Graeme Rogerson and Stephen Autridge trained Taatletail (Faltaat x Defensive Lady) who took the honours by 1 ½ lengths from the Mark Walker trained Rapid Kay (Towkay x Racing Waters) with the Stephen and Trevor McKee trained filly Pay my Bail (Justice Prevails x Ebony Jane) a further length away in third.

On easy track conditions, Taatletail gave her owners Peter Glover, Paola Meo, Stephen Just, Brian Foster, Dean McLuckie and Graeme Rogerson the hat trick of wins they had been hoping for. Taatletail cleared away in the straight for her third win from only three starts having previously won once as a 2YO and once as a 3YO. Saturday's win has shown her to be a hot contender for the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year title.

Full And Classy Field For First Race In Nzb Filly Of The Year Series

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

With 16 of the 18 horse field all having won at least one race, competition is likely to be fierce. Runners who have had more than one win include the two Stephen and Trevor McKee trained fillies Pay My Bail and Look At Moiye, Katrina Alexander trained Kalamata, Bryan Wadham trained Eminem and Graeme Rogerson and Stephen Autridge trained Taatletail.

With their 2YO racing only recently finished the fillies will be vying for the initial points available in the series. A brief race history of the runners in Saturday's race follows:

Filly Of The Year Series Kicks Off This Weekend

Monday, September 8, 2003

The Highview Stakes is renowned for attracting a high quality field with winners in the past few years including Sarwatch (Jetball x Riverina Charm), Flying Babe (Flying Spur x Cast Your Fate) and Spring Rain (Centaine x Pearl Dragon).

The schedule of races and points system for the 2003-04 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series are as follows:

Stallion Expo Impresses Crowd

Monday, August 25, 2003

The 20 stallions were all well received with Fayette Park Stud's Don Eduardo proving to be an obvious crowd pleaser. Don Eduardo was sold at the New Zealand Bloodstock's 2000 National Yearling Sales Series for $3.6million, making him Australasia's highest priced yearling to date.

Other first season sires Viking Ruler, Ustinov, No Excuse Needed, Riviera and Pyrus also commanded a lot of attention alongside their more experienced counterparts in Keeper, Ebony Grosve, Germano, Magic Ring, Postponed, Quorum, Rossini, Spectatorial, St Petersburg, Stark South, Sudurka, Colombia, Desert Fox and Cullen.

Hot Sires At Sunday'S Stallion Expo

Friday, August 22, 2003

The Expo has a history of attracting a great crowd and this year they will be treated to viewing national and international sires of the highest caliber.

Some of the exciting sires attending this year's Expo include

Hot Sires At Sunday'S Stallion Expo

Friday, August 22, 2003

The Expo has a history of attracting a great crowd and this year they will be treated to viewing national and international sires of the highest caliber.

Some of the exciting sires attending this year's Expo include

Spring Sale Strong And Successful

Sunday, August 17, 2003

There was a good crowd and more importantly plenty of buyers in attendance for what is generally regarded as one of the more low key sales on New Zealand Bloodstock's calendar. This year clearly buoyed by the inclusion of the Unreserved Dispersal of the Golden Horseshoe and Final Triumph group broodmares, plus some other prime lots, today's sale achieved results well in excess of last year and above pre-sale expectations.

UNRESERVED DISPERSAL OF THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE SYNDICATE

Interest High For Sunday'S Spring Bloodstock Sale

Friday, August 15, 2003

LOT 116. TRISYND. By Sir Tristram x Swiftsynd by Swift Gun.
By one of the world's all time great sires, she is also half sister to
LE ZAGALETTA, placed multiple times in group races and winner of Gr 2 MVRC Waterford Crystal. Believed to be in foal to STRAVINSKY.

LOT 153 FIORELLA. By Justice Prevails x Valencia by Bismark II.
Out of a Gr1 winning mare who is a sister to successful sire VICE REGAL. Also the family of stakes winners PRIMROSE SANDS, GLAMMIS, BOLSTER etc.
Believed to be in foal to ROSSINI.

Another mare very worthy of attention is Lot 194, featured in the Supplementary Catalogue. She is an exceptionally well bred mare, being a daughter of the great Secretariat from a Danzig mare.

Lot 194 WATER SPRITE (CAN). By Secretariat x Baltic Sea by Danzig. She is half sister to Group One winning CALLER ONE, winner of the Gr1 Dubai Golden Shaheen Stakes. She was a winner at 2 in the USA and is thought to be in foal to