News Update January 2022

Great to get through X-mas & New Year and enjoy the company of family and friends.  Fantastic to take the time out to discuss all things horses with who ever wanted to chat racing, breeding or the upcoming yearling sales.  It is a great time of the year to take time out and reflect on 2021 and all the challenges that came with it.

For Yorkshire Park bred or raced horses we ended the year with 27 wins which was slightly below what we wanted to achieve for 2021 but more than we had in 2020.  the 27 wins came from 11 individual winners with Glenavril King 5, She Will Rock 4, Drain The Swamp 4 and Jets Art 3 being the major contributors. Last year we aimed for 3 winners per month so we should lock that in for our 2022 target.

The 2022 Nutrien Equine Standardbred Yearling sales held in Melbourne on 3 April will see two of Yorkshire Park bred yearlings entered for the sales.  The first is a colt (Lot 112) by Sweet Lou out of the very well bred New Zealand mare Watch The Dream who is by Bettors Delight out of the very good mare Dreamy Atom NZ 2 Year Old Filly of the Year and the dam of Western Dream, Western Cullen, Dream Royal and the unraced mare Christian Dreamer who is the dam of Amazing Dream and Lets Chase The Dream.  This colt is about the only Sweet Lou that doesn’t have any white markings on him but he does look like he will be a get up and go horse early.

The second of our sales yearlings is Lot 193 a colt by American Ideal out of Masterkova who is by the great Falcon Seelster out of Vickymurphy by Bettors Delight.  This is a well known family in Australia with the third dam being Vicky Hanover (Broodmare of the Year) the dam of Same Old Macray, Dee En Ay Macray and Bomber Macray.  This colt is a lovely big strong colt who looks every bit a race horse.  Both yearlings will be prepared by Dean and Blanche Poole who always do a fantastic job in preparing the horses for the sales.

Disappointing not to be able to attend the NZ Yearling sales in February again this year but that’s the way it plays out.  Tough times for many people at the moment so shouldn’t complain about not being able to head off and enjoy the yearling sales and company of our friends across the ditch.

Yorkshire Park will again be on the look out at all the yearling sales this year so if you are interested in joining a syndicate just let me know.

While on the subject of New Zealand it is great to see Miki Diva back in work under the guidance of John Hay in Ashburton.  Hopefully the Always B Miki filly can stay sound and we see her at the track in a couple of months time.

That is about all for now.

Good luck and good punting.

Yorkshire Park team.