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A Quinella Of Roses For New Zealand Bloodstock In Gr.1 Arrowfield Stud Stakes

Monday, April 14, 2003

Shower of Roses (Zabeel x Marquise), trained by Gai Waterhouse, took the lead early in the race and held off fast finishing New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year, Bramble Rose (Shinko King x Images) to take the win by � length.

Coming home quickly to take third place honours a length behind Bramble Rose was another well-known runner to New Zealand racing, the Frank and Craig Ritchie trained filly Raspberry Ripple (Quest For Fame x Unbeleevable).

Tonic Shows Top Form To Win New Zealand Bloodstock Leasing Stakes

Monday, April 14, 2003

On a soft track the Peter and Dawn Williams trained filly cleared away in the final stages of the race to win by 3 � lengths ahead of fast finishing Royal Show (Deputy Governor x Bluebird Dancer) with Wallenda filly Rayonner (Irradiate) a head away in third.

After an unlucky run at her previous start in the Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Stakes where she just missed taking third place, Tonic now leads the 2002-03 New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Series with 14 points ahead of Royal Show on 10 points.

Stylish Field For 4th Leg Of Southern Filly Series

Thursday, April 10, 2003

The New Zealand Bloodstock Leasing Stakes (Listed, 1600m) has a field of 14 and includes the two fillies who fought out the finish for the New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Stakes two weeks ago, Royal Show (Deputy Governor x Bluebird Dancer) and Irish Belle (O'Reilly x Society Bay).

On soft track conditions the Michael Pitman & Chris Harris trained Royal Show took the honours right on the line, a nose from the Mark Walker trained, Irish Belle.

Kiwi Horses Victorious At Hong Kong'S Happy Valley

Thursday, April 10, 2003

The talented four year old Sagacious (NZ) (Housebuster x Wonder Belle) looks to be coming back to form after an enforced seven month layoff from racing, with a convincing win in the HK$700,000 St George's Challenge Cup (Class 3, 1650m). Sagacious defeated King of Fish (US) (Rahy x Gentle and Bold) by an easy one and three quarter lengths with the Australian runner Bueno Bueno (AUS) (St Covet x Sabines) a further three quarters of a length back in third place.

The Laurie Fownes trained Housebuster gelding has now amassed a record of three wins and four placings from eleven race day starts.

Weekend Results From Hong Kong & Singapore

Monday, April 7, 2003

New Zealand bred horses again featured in the finish of a number of races over the weekend at Hong Kong's Sha Tin racetrack and the Singapore racecourse at Kranji.

The biggest highlight was Raider's (NZ) (Gold Brose x Kaapstad Glamour) gutsy second in the Premier HK$2,000,000 Cox's Handicap (1800m). The dual Group 1 winner, formerly known as Grout in New Zealand, finished one and three quarter lengths behind the superbly bred River Dancer (Sadler's Wells x Darara), with another two and a quarter lengths back to Visorhill (Danehill x Visor) in third place.

New Zealand Bloodstock Sales Graduates Trifecta The Group 1 Sires' Produce

Monday, April 7, 2003

The powerfully built Maroofity was made to work hard for his win after being held up in the home straight, but like the class horse he is he was able to manoeuvre his way out and wear down the gallant pace-setter Katana (Volksraad x Tristean) to grab the lead in the shadows of the finishing post to score by a head. Quite Astute (Danske x Cape Hill) handled her first attempt in stakes company nicely to finish third, one and a quarter lengths further back.

Maroofity has finished his first season of racing with the outstanding record of five wins and a second from just seven starts, including victory in both Group 1 two year old races, the Ellerslie and Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes, the Group 2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes and the Listed Ford Welcome Stakes. Maroofity will now go out for a well deserved spell, with the Group 1 VRC Victoria Derby looming as a possible spring target.

Super Hong Kong Win For Super Brose

Thursday, April 3, 2003

The three year old Gold Brose gelding was simply too good for his rivals, defeating the Australian breds Joy Joy Fay (Umatilla x Sandbagger) and Run and Win (Last Tycoon x Virage) by a very comfortable two and three quarter lengths over the sprint distance.

The talented Super Brose has now amassed a near perfect race record of three wins and a second from four starts. He is trained by Tony Cruz.

New Autumn Sale 2yo'S Set To Breeze Up Tomorrow

Thursday, April 3, 2003

18 of the breeze up session horses were originally selected by New Zealand Bloodstock for its annual Singapore Ready to Run Sale, but with Singapore currently experiencing an economic downturn they will instead be offered for sale at the Autumn 2YO Sale on May 9.

The New Zealand Bloodstock owned 2YO's are all genuine untried horses, 17 of which were selected at the 2002 National Yearling Sales Series for their likely suitability for Asian racing. They have been expertly broken in, educated and pre-trained by Dean Hawthorne of Anzac Lodge and are ready to begin their racing careers.

Weekend Results From Hong Kong

Monday, March 31, 2003

Gorgeous Years (Defensive Play x Lady Bay) was a very impressive winner of the second race on the card, the HK$500,000 San Po Kong Handicap (1000m, class 5). The four year old gelding drew away in the home straight to defeat Smiley Win (Clay Hero x Cinquefoilette) by an easy two and a half lengths with Red Lancer (Dare and Go x Ready Cat) a head back in third place.

Gorgeous Years was purchased at the 2000 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Colts Sale for $32,500 by the Australian based Aquanita Racing Ltd from the draft of Rich Hill Thoroughbreds.

Royal Show Scoops Win In New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Stakes

Monday, March 31, 2003

On soft track conditions Royal Show won by a nose over Irish Belle with Cat Shmea a further � length away in third. The winners time for the 1400m was 1:27.7

Bred and owned by Jim Campin of Chequers Stud, this is Royal Show's second listed win after earlier this year taking out the Listed Gore Guineas. Her total career tally now stands at 4 wins and 4 placings from 12 starts placing her out of the money a mere 4 times.

Black Muscat Super Impressive In The New Zealand Bloodstock 3yo Classique

Monday, March 31, 2003

The powerfully built O'Reilly gelding wore down the diminutive but gallant Bunker (Sandtrap x Perfect) in the final stages of the race to defeat the Group 1 winner by half a length. Country Class (Woodborough x Malahide) finished two and a quarter lengths back in third place and was the first of the fillies home.

The Paul O'Sullivan trained Black Muscat was purchased at the 2001 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Colts Sale by Robert Priscott for $50,000 from the draft of Waikato Stud. Black Muscat is raced by prominent owner Terry Jarvis, who has enjoyed previous success with the likes of Hill of Grace, Pure Theatre, Sequel and Damaschino.

Winning Continues For Kiwis In Hong Kong

Thursday, March 27, 2003

The winning began as early as race one the HK$500,000 Tak Ku Ling Handicap (Class 5,1400m), with the David Hayes trained Gorgeous Years (Defensive Play x Lady Bay) crossing the line to win ahead of Energetic Prince (Pursuit of Love x Song of Years) and Powerful (Belong to Me x Sallanches).

Gorgeous Years was purchased by Aquanita Racing Pty Ltd for $32,500 at New Zealand Bloodstock's 2000 Select Colts Yearling Sale. He was sold through the draft of Rich Hill Thoroughbreds.

Class Field For $100,000 New Zealand Bloodstock 3yo Classique

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Heading the field is no less than Group 1 Bayer Classic winner Bunker (Sandtrap x Perfect). Bunker is one of two Stephen and Trevor McKee trained runners. The McKee duo also line up Fontaine (Centaine x Water Garden) who has had one win and four placings in her last five starts.

Another Takanini based trainer with two runners in Saturday's race is Bruce Wallace. Wallace lines up last start winner Provarci (Blu Tusmani x Leica Chance) and Tuscany Flyer gelding Tuscany Jester (Stress Factor) who has the ace draw for the race.

Third Leg Of Southern Filly Series Draws Quality Field

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Heading the points table so far are Flying Coup (Tuscany Flyer x Blue Blarney) and the Peter & Dawn Williams trained Tonic (Blues Traveller x Sent To War) both with 7 points. Tonic will line up again on Sunday and although Flying Coup is not in the field Tonic will not be short on competition.

Magic Bow (Magic of Sydney x D'Or Veille) trained by Hec & Steve Anderton, has 3 points in the series and a win in this would give her a lead of 10 points. The filly has consistent form with a second last time out.

Derby Weekend Sees Victory For Nz Runners In Hong Kong

Monday, March 24, 2003

The HK$14 million Hong Kong Derby was the highlight of Hong Kong's racing weekend and the two NZ bred representatives proved highly competitive. Self Flit (Cicerao x Pretext) chased home eventual winner and race favourite Elegant Fashion (Danewin x Wily Trick) for second place, with Beverly Green (Indian Ridge x Masawa) taking home third and another kiwi runner Gift (Danasinga x Happy Belle) also competitive, finishing in fourth position.

Success for the kiwis started earlier in the day with Successful Spirit (Centaine x Sound Lover) taking out the HK$570,000 Holy Grail Handicap (Class 4, 1600m) from Dongguan Excels (Danehill x Max's Sister) and Shanghai Friend (Danehill x Butter Knife).