Update 31st October:
Good news on the foaling scene with both Vickymurphy & Ima Ritzi Lombo producing foals in the last few days. Vickymurphy was first to foal on the 29th October with a colt by Somebeachsomewhere and the very next morning Ima Ritzi Lombo produced a filly by Village Jolt. All are well.
Good news out of NZ with both Lutetia Midfrew and Rosa Parks coming along nicely under the care of John Hay at Ashburton.
Big congratulations to John’s partner Ineka Lee who continues to drive winners in NZ in particular the Bettors Delight gelding Norman Richards. He looks to be a really talented pacer and certainly goes well for Ineka.
Not long to go now to head to the New Zealand Cup and I can’t wait for the opportunity to see Lazarus take on a quality field at Addington, Christchurch.
News, News, News:
Not a lot happening on the racing scene with our Yorkshire Park owned horses but I can report that both Lutetia Midfrew & Rosa Parks are back in work in New Zealand with trainer John Hay. Both two year old fillies have so far progressed quite well and we are looking forward to the next step with both of them.
Whosashadylady has started fast work in the Adrian Duggan stables in Tasmania and continues make steps towards her debut in the apple isle. Speaking with Adrian recently he is more than happy with her progress.
On the breeding scene we have our first foal for the season with Lombo Socialite producing a colt foal by Sportswriter on the 13th October. Both Ima Ritzi Lombo (in foal to Village Jolt) and Vickymurphy (in foal to Somebeachsomewhere) are due to foal any time now so we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of both foals.
I’m also pleased to report that Jilliby Babavska has just returned to work for Paddy Lee and the Breeders Crown Runner up should be improved by the time off the scene. Masterkova, a winner on debut has been back at the trials and should be at the races shortly.
Last Sunday night we attended the Gordon Rothacker Medal Night at Crown Casino and it was a terrific night to celebrate the feats of both man and horse. Congratulations to the Bendigo Harness Racing Club taking out the “Best Media Award” and to Jim O’Sullivan for his acknowledgement as the Gordon Rothacker Medalist. A big congratulations to all the HRV Marketing Team for what was an excellent night in showcasing harness racing on the big stage. And how could I not mention the Victorian Horse of the Year Lenny The Shark, another fantastic achievement to a superb horse and a big well done to David Aitken who spoke magnificently about Lenny. Such pride and passion. Must also congratulate Emma Stewart on winning the Pearl Kelly Award and to all who received awards – well done.
I had the chance to catch up with Grant Campbell who provided us with a video of the Yorkshire Park bred Petrock – My Little Black Dress colt purchased by Grant & Kerryn at last years APG sales working out recently on the track. Good to see he is coming along nicely at this stage.
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That’s about all for now.
Good luck and good punting.
Yorkshire Park team.