News, News, News – February, 2016.
“YORKSHIRE PARK ON THE MOVE:”
The big news for Yorkshire Park has now been confirmed with our breeding operation moving to a new location in July 2016.
Negotiations have been completed for the purchase of the property just south of Kyneton on 53 acres all set up a ready to go with a six box barn, day yards, round yard, horse wash, 7 spelling paddocks with walk in walk out boxes and a large rear paddock for spelling broodmares. In addition it has an equestrian riding arena, tack room and plenty of machinery and hay shedding. The property also has 500 established olive trees. We will now work through the process of moving our current operation to the new property in July. (Photos to follow shortly).
Update on the Racing Scene:
Great to see My Aliyana salute the judge recently for the owners bringing up win number 13 for a prize money total of $63,723. Along with her 13 wins have come 20 placings in what has been a successful racing career for the mare.
Watch The Dream will be trialling this week most likely at Menangle and we certainly look forward to the 4 Y O mare making her return to the track. All reports are that she has been working well following her issues with a virus and we can’t wait to see the talented mare back at the track.
On Wednesday night at Bathurst “Go Home Jo” a two year old by Roll With Joe out of our mare Ima Ritzi Lombo will make her race track debut at Bathurst in the Harness Breeders NSW Princess series over 1730 metres. Despite drawing awkwardly on the second row we expect her to perform well based on her trial form. To be driven by trainer Jarrod Alchin we certainly wish the owners all the very best. What is interesting is that she hardly attracted a bid at last years APG sales and was subsequently sold a couple of months later by Yorkshire Park following being broken in a showing some ability. Fingers crossed that she performs well.
Changeover Fella will also venture back to the race track Thursday night at Northam in WA once again drawing poorly on the second row. We hope to see a big improvement from him on his last couple of runs.
Update on Broodmares:
Not a lot to report on the broodmare side of things although we expect to see Jewell Bromac, Lombo Socialite and Sixty Plus all to be confirmed in foal. An interesting note is the performance of Jewell Bromac’s half sister Juliette Bromac (Art Major) in winning the Group 3 Rising Stars Final at Melton on Hunter Cup night. A very talented filly who has won 8 and been placed 9 times from her 20 race starts and from the very good mare Jillbo.
APG 2016 Yearling Sales Results:
A big day yesterday (7th February) at the Melbourne yearling sales as Yorkshire Park presented two fillies for sale. Both looked fantastic and a real big thank you must go to Blanche & Dean Poole and staff for the effort they put in to have them presented so well for potential buyers. The good news is both fillies sold and both reached or passed their reserve price which is always pleasing. Even more importantly both going to good trainers with the Auckland Reactor filly heading to Shepparton under the care of David Farrar and the Falcon Seelster filly heading to Ballarat under the care of Emma Stewart and Clayton Tonkin.
With the Melbourne APG sale finished for another year Yorkshire Park will turn its attention to the PGG Wrightson yearling sales in New Zealand in the coming weeks. Part of our trip to New Zealand will include a visit to see our 2 Y O filly “I Can Dream” at John Hay’s stable at Ashburton. We are once again looking forward to being at Christchurch for the sales.
Whitney H continues her recovery from the fractured pastern under the care of Alistair & Elizabeth McLean. The cast has been removed but she remains boxed for another week or two before going to a smaller paddock. We are really pleased with how things are going and we will have the injury x rayed again in a couple of weeks to monitor it’s healing.
Finally we have leased our Major In Art – Back Cover Lover 2YO to new owners in Ballarat so we will look forward to her progression in the coming months.
That’s about it for now.
Good luck and good punting.
Yorkshire Park team.