Update 23rd December
Masterkova makes it three from three at Bendigo tonight with a convincing 5.8 metre win in 1.55.7 over 1650 metres. Bred by Yorkshire Park the Falcon Seelster out of Vickymurphy 3 YO filly looks in terrific touch for Emma Stewart and it appears there is a lot to look forward to in the future. Masterkova’s half sister by Western Terror will be sold at the APG Melbourne Yearling sales in February, lot 239, go to apgold.com.au to take a look at her pedigree.
Update: 20th December
The last of our foals arrived safely this morning a colt by Alta Christiano out of Jewel Bromac, all doing well. More good news, positive tests for Watch The Dream to Sportswriter and Vickymurphy to Well Said.
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Still plenty of action on the foaling front as My Little Black Dress presented Yorkshire Park with a Heston Blue Chip Filly last week which only leaves us with Jewel Bromac to foal. All the foals this year are doing well and after a horrible start to the breeding season things have turned the corner. To date we have two fillies and three colts.
Great to see Masterkova win convincingly last night in Launceston with a 29.9 metres victory over 1680 metres in 1.58.2 driven by the master Chris Alford. She is a beautiful filly and now makes it two wins from two starts. Artful Christian continues to be really competitive and is not far away from another victory while it is great news to see Go Home Jo returning to the race track at Charlton this Thursday. Whosashadylady will also be at the races on Sunday for Adrian Duggan in Hobart.
Great news that the Inter Dominion is returning to Victoria next year in a three way deal with Harness Racing NSW and Harness Racing New Zealand. No doubt the heats should be run at Bendigo, Ballarat & Shepparton to take the best race series back to the people. Speaking of Inter Dominions what about the current series in Perth, wow the barrier draw for the final has really made it interesting and it will be on early with plenty of speed. It was fantastic to see the Victorian San Carlo win a heat the other night and if the speed is really on up front he might just sneak into a winning chance over the long distance.
Both our New Zealand two year old headed to the work outs at Ashburton the other day with Lutetia Midfrew finishing second and Rosa Parks fourth. Both were beaten a long way but still need plenty of work yet before racing. Turns out Rosa Parks performance wasn’t as bad as it looked as she has a slight virus and is being treated by trainer John Hay. Speaking of John his team are firing at the moment with Nearis Green and Rebble kibbybones both greeting the judge recently.
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Yorkshire Park team.