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Trans-tasman Treble For Breckon Farms

Australian-based winners Show Heeza Classic and Our Boy Sue were part of an Australian triple success for Breckon Farms last week.

Show Heeza Classic (Mach Three x Classical) posted his first win in his fifth life-time start when recording 1:56.3 for the mile.This followed on from a couple of seconds so the win was well deserved.

Our Boy Sue (Elsu x Star Fleet) won in Perth with a mile rate of 1:58.9 for the 2130m distance. He has now won 11 races as well as recording 15 placings.

In New Zealand, Love Ya Doosie (Love You x Sheezadoosie) was in the winners circle again at Alexandra Park on Friday night She sat parked for much of the journey but still ended up winning very easily. Her win this time was even more convincing that her victory at the Park the previous week.

Easy On The Eye has drawn ideally at barrier two for next Tuesday's Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup (3200m) at Addington.

The final Cup field was released yesterday.

There will be many talking points emerging regarding the race in the coming days.

It is a race of dreams for many and at 5.15pm next Tuesday afternoon at Addington Raceway, someones dream will become reality.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO NEW ZEALAND TROTTING CUP - FINAL FIELD 1 Choise Achiever (E3) 2 Easy On The Eye 3 Christen Me 4 Jimmy Johnstone 5 Four Starzzz Flash 6 Mah Sish 7 Terror To Love 8 Fly Like An Eagle 9 Jason Rulz 10 Pembrook Benny 11 Highview Tommy 12 Phantom Grin (E2) 13 Pass Them By (E1) 14 Caribbean Blaster 15 Franco Ledger 16 Suave Stuey Lombo UR1 17 Sleepy Tripp UR2 18 Mach Banner UR3

Love Ya Doosie Puts First Win On Board

Impeccably-bred four-year-old mare Love Ya Doosie broke through for her first win at Alexandra Park on Fridaynight.

In doing so the Love You x Shezadoosie mare justified the fact she started hot favourite in the 2200m three-year-old event. She was driven by Barry Purdon who was also the successful trainer.

Love Ya Doosie is a half-sister to champion trotter I Can Doosit who was named North Island Trotter Of The Year last season.

Love Ya Doosie has become the sixth individual winner for her dam from six foals and undoubtedly in the future she will prove a great addition to the broodmare band of Ken and Karen Breckon of Breckon Farms

Meanwhile, at AddingtonLicense to Kill, a three-year-old gelding by Christian Cullen from Diamonds N Gold, won his second start after leading all the way at Addington on Friday night. He is his dam's seventh individual winner which is a major achievement. License To Kill is owned by the Breckon Racing Syndicate and was driven to victory by Blair Orange. He is trained by the Purdon/Rasmussen combination at Rolleston.

Breckon Farms Quinella At Alexandra Park

7.10.2013

It was a Breckon Farms quinella when Major Star and Hot Mach filled the first two placings in their race at Alexandra Park on October 5.

Major Star lived up to the promise he had shown with a stylish win, recording 1:59.6.5 for the mile and the final 1/4 in 28.2.At Forbury Park on October 4 Speights Girl won for Ken and Karen Breckon. She is trained by Cran Dalgety and was driven by Dexter Dunn.

At Ballarat Nimble Jack was successful over 1710m in a time of 1:55.1.In Perth, Myouri finished a close second whileBettor Give It also finished secondat Melton and was also beaten narrowly.

In Perth, Myouri finished a close second whileBettor Give It also finished secondat Melton and was also beaten narrowly.

Easy On The Eye's Spring Cup win surprises his trainers

23.09.2013

Easy On The Eye's effortless Spring Cup victory at Alexandra Park last Friday night (September 20) even surprised his Franklin trainers Steven Reid and Simon McMullan.

"He's been working okay but this was his first run back since he won the Winter Cup three months ago. We gave him a month off after that and because he's such a big horse we thought he might need the run," McMullan said.

Even driver Peter Ferguson, who was having his first drive back since the Jewels in Ashburton due to a serious thumb injury suffered two years ago, was a bit stunned by the easy of Easy On The Eye's 14th win.

"He won with plenty in hand. I didn't even have to ask him to go. He didn't feel like a horse who was having his first run back after a spell," said Ferguson.

‘Fergy' had Easy On Then Eye in front after 200 metres and the 6-year-old son of Christian Cullen never looked like giving away the lead at away any stage of the 2200m stand.

At the finishing line Easy On The Eye had two lengths to spare over stablemate Charge Forward (Simon Lawson), who was having his second run back after a five month spell. Favourite Besotted (Maurice McKendry) was a neck back in third after bobbling away at the start.

Winner's time: 2:43.6. Mile rate: 1:59.6. Last 800m: 55.4. Last 400m: 27.1.

Easy On The Eye will now head to Christchurch this week to tackle the big guns in the Avon City Ford Cup.

"After that we might tackle the Ashburton Flying Stakes and then possibly the (New Zealand) Cup trial if needed. We would like to start him in the Kaikoura Cup because the distance is ideal for him, but won't because he's such a big framed horse who wouldn't handle the bends too well," McMullan said.

It was Easy On The Eye's 14th win in 37 starts. He's also placed 13 times for just over a quarter of a million dollars in prize money.

Easy On The Eye is owned by Ken and Karen Breckon, G.K. Breckon, T.C. Screen, and M. Ng. He was bred by Doctors M.J. Evans and T.B. Taylor.

Meanwhile, Reid, McMullan, and Ferguson were also victorious on Friday with their six-win pacer Tiago Bromac, who was resuming from a four-month spell.

The 4-year-old McArdle gelding had a length to spare over Bettor Romance and Zac Butcher in the ninth event - the Auckland Reactor@Alabar mobile for 3-5 win pacers.

"He's like Easy On The Eye a bit. We thought he might need the run too, but he keeps stepping up. We will just keep ticking away with him up here and then concentrate on the big 4-year-old races with him later in the season," 24-year-old McMullan said.

Tiago Bromac paced the 2200m mobile in 2:46 flat with a 2:01.4 mile rate. His last 800m and 400m sectionals were 57.7 and 27.3.

The Reid-McMullan team had a good night on Friday. As well as Charge Forward's second in the Spring Cup they also placed Jogo Bonito in race one. By Duane Ranger

Published 23 September 2013

Ottley come up trumps at Cambridge

16.09.2013

Paulette Screen's decision to fly Canterbury junior reinswoman Samantha Ottley to Cambridge for two drives on Thursday night was justified when the 23-year-old delivered a pearler of a drive on Breckon Farms graduate Regal Petite to claim victory in Raelyn Butler Memorial Trot.

"I had never met Paulette before. She just rang me out of the blue. She was even trying to get more drives for me as well, but no-one came forward. Paulette said she liked my driving. That was really nice to hear because I really enjoy what I do," Ottley said.

Ottley's first drive for the night was on Classy Ambition who could only managed eighth, but that was all forgotten when Ottley and Regal Petite powered home for a 1 & ¼ length win over Be Seein Ya (Andrew Veint) and Ivanov (David Branch).

The talented but sometimes erratic daughter ofMajestic Sonand Petite's Pride never put a foot wrong for Ottley, and after working forward early managed to drop into the trail. From there she travelled sweet as a nut, before coming out to stake her claim in the home stretch.

It was Regal Petite's sixth career victory at just her 16thstart. Paulette Screen also owns the mare along with W A Screen.

Golden Week For Breckon Farms

9.9.2013

Heezadoo Early's fine win at Alexandra Park on Thursday night capped a golden week for Breckon Farms.

Starting from the back mark, Heezadoo Early finished best to record his second win from his last two starts.

Nimble Jack won at the Maryborough meeting recording a smart time of 1:54.4 for the 1690m.

Mickey McRooney won at Newcastle over 2030m with a mile rate of 1:59.2. This was his first Australian win since leaving Stephen Reid's team.

In The Kitty won at Winton to cap a great week for Biddlecombe Equine who also bred Nimble Jack.

Placegetters for Breckon Farms this past week have included J Walker in Perth (second), Better Give It (second) at Melton and Meet Me In Seattle (second) in Perth.

I Can Doosit Scoops Champion Trotter Award

2.09.2013

I Can Doosit has added another award to the trophy cabinet of his owners, Ken and Karen Breckon.

I Can Doosit was named North Island Trotter Of The Year at the North Island harness racing awards function held at Alexandra Park on Saturday night.

I Can Doosit is currently on the comeback trail after a serious injury which curtailed his racing career and is about to join the Purdons stable to commence light work in the hope of a return to the racetrack.

In the absence of the Breckons, the award was accepted by Phillip Quay of MediaPA which has been establishing a new web site and social media for Breckon Farms.

I Can Doosit's award win was remarkable considering he raced for only half the season.

He looked unbeatable when he annihilated his opposition during cup week at Addington last November, taking the Dominion Handicap then the NZ Free-for-all, when he smashed the New Zealand record by 4.2 seconds after sitting parked for almost the entire trip.

But his winning streak of 17 stopped at 18 on Christmas Eve when he trotted terribly when beaten into fourth by Stig in the Flying Mile at Cambridge.

After two more seconds, when I Can Doosit was obviously unhappy, trainer Mark Purdon pulled the pin on his Australian campaign and sent him for extensive veterinary tests which revealed not only bone chips in a fetlock but substantial damage to the cartilage and bruising to the bone.

Ken Breckon approved state of the art stem cell surgery to promote healing in the joint and Breckon says the prognosis is now reasonably good.

''His career is going to have to be limited because of the damage but hopefully he'll still get to compete in the big races.

''He will come back into work this month but won't race until February. We will target the Group One races and chase the big Australian money, like the Melbourne circuit. And I'd love him to come back for another crack at the Rowe Cup (which he has won the last two years), " Ken Breckon said.

Holly Madison Secures Melbourne Trip

Breckon Bloodstock-owned Holly Madison booked her ticket to Melbourne for the Breeders Crown Semi-Finals with a resounding win at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

The Tony Herlihy trained-and-driven three-year-old filly held on gamely over the concluding stages.

"It was a smart win and she confirmed plans for Melbourne with this victory," said Herlihy after the race.

"She will be competitive in Melbourne in the Breeders Crown," Herlihy said.

Part-owner Ken Breckon was delighted with the win by the Christian Cullen filly.

"She comes from the Black Watch family and is well bred," Breckon said.

"Karen and I are excited that she will now go to Melbourne to race," he said.

Holly Madison had secured her nomination to race in the Breeders Cup semi-finals with her previous start win at Alexandra Park.

Holly Madison On Trial For Breeders Crown Trip To Melbourne

Smart Kiwi three-year-old filly Holly Madison will be on trial in her racing engagement at Alexandra Park on Friday night for a trip to Melbourne.

Trainer/driver Tony Herlihy confirmed today that provided Holly Madison races satisfactorily on Friday night the Christian Cullen filly will be Melbourne-bound to contest the semi-finals of the Breeders Crown at Ballarat on Saturday August 10.

"She received the invitation following her Breeders Crown heat win at Alexandra Park," said Herlihy.

"Ken (Breckon, part-owner) is keen to take her across to Victoria so she needs to run well at the Park this week to be given the green light," Herlihy said.

"She has been training well this week and I am expecting another solid run from her on Friday night," said Herlihy.

The Breeders Crown final will be staged on August 18.

Holly Madison has won two of her last four starts including her last-start Breeders Crown heat win.

Holly Madison contests race four at Friday night's meeting which starts at 6.55pm. Her driver will again be Tony Herlihy.

Holly Madison Wins Heat Of Breeders Crown

22.07.2013

In-form three-year-old filly Holly Madison has won her heat of the Three-Year-Old Bettors Delight Breeders Crown at Alexandra Park.

Holly Madison's stakes won have now reached $35,006 and she gives owners Ken and Karen Breckon two Breeders Crown heat winners as High Society Girl also won her heat at Cambridge last week for two-year-old fillies.

Meanwhile, Sonic Classic - a four-year-old by Mach Three from Classical - won in northern Western Australia and has won seven races as well as recording 10 placings.

Placegetters for Breckon Farms last week were Heezadoo Early (second, Georgia's Jury (second), Golden Delight (third), My Bachelor's Delight (second) and Electric Warrior (third).

High Society Girl In Breeders' Crown Heat Win

15.07.2013

High Society Girl (Mach Three x Affairs Of State) won her heat of the Art Major Breeders Crown on Thursday.

High Society Girl is raced by Ken and Karen Breckon and was withdrawn from the sale draft of Breckon Farms because of epiphysitis.

On Friday, Angela's Image (Angela's Dream x Mcardle) won the southern heat of the Breeders Crown 2YO Fillies.

It was an effortless victory as she raced around the track with no opposition and collected the owner $4800. This was a good return and shows the value of nominating for the various race series.

Bettor Give it (Bettors Delight / Giveitawhirlgirl) won at Melton taking her stake earnings to more than $100,000 as she completed her third win from her last four starts.

Placegetters last week for Breckon Farms were Hudy Haxwell (second), McAra (2nd), The Oyster Bay (second) and My Bachelor's Delight (second) as well as Sonic Classic (third).

In other news, arriving home this week was Racketeers Girl from Western Australia to be a broodmare for Ken and Karen Breckon.

This well-bred mare had a best time of 1 54.8 and won $86,545. She is closely related to Holly Madison who has been in great form in recent weeks.

Bettor Give It Wins In Fine Style

8.07.2013

Better Give It scored a fine win at Melton on Saturday.

She is by Bettor's Delight from Giveitawhilgirl.

My Bachelor's Delight finished third at Bunbury.

On Friday there were no winners but Hudy Haxwell finished second, Hot And Saucy came home third and Fifth Edition was third.

Last week's winner, Holly Madison, was third home for Ken and Karen Breckon while Heezadoo Early was a good second after having a spell.

Holly Madison Scores At Alexandra Park

Driver/trainer Tony Herlihy is considering backing up Holly Madsion after an impressive win at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

Holly Madison (Christian Cullen x Tarena Jay), owned by Ken and Karen Breckon, was well driven by Herlihy and the three-year-old filly recorded her third win from 12 starts.

"She is on the improve and has come through Friday night's win in fine style," said Herlihy.

"She could back up and race again at the Park this Friday night," Herlihy said.

She rated 1:57.7, the last ½ in 57.4 and the ¼ in 28.1

This well-bred filly will be a real asset for the Breckons' broodmare band when she eventually retires to stud. Her dam, Tarena, is a daughter of Jayvee and her third dam is Aberfeldy and fourth day is Black Watch.

On Saturday, Cullen's Moose (Christian Cullen x Magic Moose) broke the two minute barrier for the first time when winning at Dubbo.

Placegetters this week included Awesome Armbro and Joshua Mac who both finished creditable thirds in the United States while Estillo and The Oyster Bar also had third placings in Perth. Hot And Saucy finished second at Cambridge while Fifth Edition was also second at the Rangiora meeting.

Joshua Mac has now passed the $100k mark with New Zealand earnings of $96,712 and United State $8,128 to date

The Te Awamutu Landscape Will Never Be The Same Again.

A revolutionary product involving blue lights placed on racehorse's head collar will soon be a common sight in the paddocks of leading Te Awamutu-based standardbred racing operation Breckon Farms as well as other stud farms around New Zealand.

The light therapy product for mares, which is called Equilume, enables mares to cycle earlier in the season and subsequently get in foal earlier and produce foals earlier. The implications of this for the horse racing industry will be large.

In the past the method of getting mares to cycle involved having mares under lights in barns.

"There wouldn't be an equine veterinarian who hasn't secretly wondered how to design a device such as this," says Noel Power of Hamilton Veterinary Services, which are the vets for Breckon Farms.

"Finally it took an Irish woman (Professor Barbara Murphy) and her team to do it but not before two years of design and redesign," Power said.

"Equilume is a light mask that provides programmable low intensity blue light to the mare's right eye. The initial studies demonstrated that blue light levels at intensities of 10-50 Lux can successfully inhibit the hormone melatonin to levels observed during daytime hours," Power said.

"The fact that you can achieve inhibition of melatonin by administering light to a single eye is crucial for the commercialisation of this technology. The head-worn masks have been developed to do this and allow mares to remain outdoors without affecting their behaviour," he said.

The benefits are multifold in that mares can remain outdoors and the mask provides the lighting to stimulate the reproductive axis. Blue LEDs, hidden behind a diffusive shield that provides a glow on the cornea rather than a distracting light, are on a timer and will activate at the same time daily and remain on until 11pm at night.

It is a battery operated device with a battery that will last the duration of a single season, or up to six months. It has a light sensor and will activate when low level light is detected at dusk.

When Professor Barbara Murphy first started trialling these devices, there were reported sightings of spirits from another world, much to her amusement.

"The underlying principles of putting mares under lights to improve reproductive performance is not new. What's new is the ability to do this in any paddock on the farm," Power said.

Glenferrie Shuffle Wins Super Series Heat

24.06.2013

Last season's Breeders Crown victor Glenferrie Shuffle confirmed her favouritism when she won her heat of the Vicbred Super Series in fine style at Geelong last week.

She recorded a mile rate of 1.58.9 for the 2100m in which she started the clear $1.10 favourite after some impressive lead-up form.

She is a half-brother to Joshua Mac who finished third in a race at Harrrington Raceway in the United States.

On Friday Broadband finished second for Ken and Karen Breckon in Auckland while in Perth The Oyster Bay finished second and Our Boy Su came home third while at Melton Bettor Give It also came home third.

Also last week Fifth Edition finished second at Forbury Park after challenging hard for the lead at the start and Cullen's Moose finished second at Parkes.

NEW ZEALAND CUP PLANS FOR EASY ON THE EYE

17.06.2013

A New Zealand Cup campaign is now in the offing for talented pacer Easy On The Eye, part-owned by Ken and Karen Breckon, after he scored a magnificent win at Alexandra Park on Friday night in the Auckland Trotting Club Winter Cup.

"He is going from strength to strength and his latest win showed what a very promising horse he is in the making," said trainer Steven Reid.

"He will now go out for a spell and be aimed at the New Zealand Cup in November," Reid said.

"He will probably have up to three runs before the Cup," he said.

"He is a great natured horse and has the determination to win," Reid said.

"It was an after thought to run him the other night after his trip back from Ashburton but he had returned home so well that we decided it was worth giving him another start," Reid said.

Easy On The Eye came from the back mark of 35 metres and he ran the final ½ in 56.6, the ¼ in 27.6 and returned a mile rate of 1:59.7.

Other winners during the past week:

On Tuesday at Shepparton Bettor Give It (Bettor's Delight/Giveitawhirlgirl) won in a mile rate of 1:57.4 taking her record to 12 wins and 23 places for $78,936. She is a half-sister to Feels Like Magic and the talented filly, Twist And Twirl.

On Thursday at Narrowgin, My Bachelor's Delight (Bettors Delight/Gretna's Girl) took his record to eight wins and 21 placings for stakes of $62,276.

And Family Spirit N (Il Vicolo x Whata Spriit) won at Scioto Downs in fine fashion

Brilliant Win Posted By Glenferrie Shuffle

10.06.2013

Glenferrie Shuffle, aided by a very patient drive from Jodie Quinlan, scored a fine win at Ballarat last Thursday night.

Quinlan had her tailing the field coming into the last bend and improved five wide to win. They returned a mile rate of 1:58.5 for the 1710m and they ran their last ¼ in 29.4. She has now won seven races and recorded seven placings from 17 starts for stakes of $242,120.

Family Spirit won again in the United States last week at Scioto Downs winning his race in a mile rate of 1:54.4.

On Friday at Nelson Fifth Edition came home strongly to record his fifth win from 14 starts and his third win from his last five starts.

He rated a mile rate of 2:01 for the 2400m and his half-sister, Angela's Delight, will feature with a Rocknroll Heaven filly in the Breckon Farms draft for the next yearling sales round.

In Perth on Friday J Walker won coming from 10m over 2503m and returned a mile rate of 2:00.6. This takes his record up to 15 wins, 10 seconds and five thirds for prize-money earnings of $130,331.

Meanwhile, on Sunday (NZ time) the 11-year-old Awesome Armbro x Abbeybell gelding won at the Meadowlands in 1:51.4.

He was bred by the Westminster Syndicate and was trained by Geoff Small for the Rob Carr-managed ATC Syndicate for whom he won in New Zealand and Australia with stake earnings of $650,000 before heading to the United States where his best time over there for a mile is 1:49.8 and in total he has won $860,000.

Mickey McRooney In Fine Winning Form

06.06.2013

Three-year-old gelding Mickey McRooney, bred by Jayvee Breeding Synd, won in fine style at his most recent start last week.

He recorded a mile rate of 2.02.4 with the last 1/2 in 57¼ and final section in 27.6 This was his thirdwin as well as having recorded six placings.

Ken and Karen Breckon's trotter, Sno's Big Boy, was the backmarker and finished a good second.

Hot and Saucy finished a good thirdin the junior drivers race when finishing the final half in 56.5.

At Ashburton on SundayBerlusconi posted his thirdwin on end running the mobile 2400m in a 1 59. He is by Art Major from Anam Cara who is out of Corbie who in turn is a daughter of Black Watch

She also had another grandson win and set a New Zealand two-year-old old record over 2400m.He was Someardensomewhere who is by Somebeachsomewhere from L'Oiseau De Nuit, who is an In The Pocket unraced daughter of Corbie.

He recorded a mile rate of 1 58.2 with the last half and the ¼ in 26.6 He was bred by the late,Noreen Stiven, and her son John. The record he broke belonged to Joshua Mac who is from Hot Shoe Shuffle, another mare who resides at Breckon Farms and both are from the Black Watch family.

Congratulations to the connections of all Jewels winners and placed horses during the two-day Ashburton carnival.

Speights Girl Has Bright Future

31.05.2013

Well-bred 2yo filly Speights Girl provided trainer Cran Dalgety, pictured, with his very first winner for Breckon Bloodstock when she won in fine style at Addington last night, justifying her $1.50 win price. "Cran has done a great job withher and will get more horses to train for us," said Ken Breckon. Speights Girl is by Mach Three from Exotic Lover, who in turn is a daughter of the outstanding racemare Under Cover Lover. "She will probably have one more start this season before being aimed at the major three-year-old fillies races next season," said Breckon.

In The Kitty Produces Stylish Last-To-First Win

27.05.2013

In the Kitty produced a blistering last-to-first finish to win at the Winton meeting on Sunday.

The Falcon Seelster x Classic Nymph colt won on a slushy track. He was bred by Biddlecombe Equine and was sold in the Breckon Farms 2011 draft. He has now had three wins and seven placings for stake earnings of $24,237.

Meanwhile Fifth Edition ran his usual honest race for third.

On Thursday night at Addington, Easy On The Eye finished a game second to Christian Me in a fast run race. He is part-owned by Ken and Karen Breckon.

The two-year-old filly, Speight's Girl, was parked for much of the journey and held on gamely for an encouraging third in her race-day debut. Breckon Bloodstock owns this promising filly who will be added to their broodmare band when she eventually retireds from racing.

At Alexandra Park on Friday night Mickey McRooney finished well for third while Sno's Big Boy came from the back mark of 40 metres and held on well for third. He is a brother to champion I Can Doosit.

Aross the Tasman, Cullen's Moose (Christian Cullen/Magic Moose) registered his sixth win at Cootamundra on May 26 while Bettor Dreams was a gallant third in Perth on Friday night and Serlish filled third placing at Bendigo on Saturday.

Winners This Past Week From Breckon Farms Draft

The Bettor's Delight 3yo filly, Bettor Dreams, won at Pinjarra in Western Australia over 1684m.

Hot Mach, a two-year-old colt by Mach Three from Warm Soak, won impressively over 2200m at the Cambridge meeting on April 18.

Better Yarn (Bettor's Delight x Vanyana) won at Perth, Western Australia, over 1730m recording a mile rate of 1:58.4.Family Spirit (Il Vicolo x Whata Spirit) was successful in the United States over one mile recording a time of 1:55.2.

Three-year-old Macha (Mach Three x Star Of The Ball) finished second in the Western Australian Derby on April 19.Meanwhile, two horses sold through our draft were shipped to Perth.

These included Estilo (Mach Three x Black Maire), a three-year-old with six wins to his credit from 15 starts for stakes of $29,892. The other was Baggar Vance (Falcon Seelster x Corbie) who recorded eight wins and 13 placings and stakes of $50,441.

 

Queensland Campaign Could Be On Cards

20.05.2013

In-form Berlusconi (Art Major x Anam Cara) could be headed for a Queensland Winter Campaign after he continued his winning ways at Addington over 1950m on Friday.

The Mark Purdon-trained three-year-old recorded a smart 1:57.9 in winning in the slush at Addington. He is from the Black Watch family. He had to be tough on Friday fighting off strong challengers in the final stages. His owners include Phil and Glenys Kennard along with Ken and Karen Breckon of Breckon Farms.

Meanwhile, Fifth Edition (Mach Three x Angela Patron) had his fourth win from 12 starts when scoring over 2600m from a standing start. He recorded a last mile rate of 2:02.2, the half in 58.6 and the 1/4 in 28.4 to show that this will certainly not be his last visit to the winners' circle.

Three-year-old gelding Estilo (Mach Three x Black Maire) recorded his first win in Australia for his new owners over 2569m recording a mile rate of 1:58.6. He started on the outside of the back row and dropped back to tail the field. However, he gradually improved from the 700m mark to go on to win handsomely.

In Perth, on Friday night Our Boy Sue was parked for the journey but came home second while Racketeers Girl sat three wide for most of the journey before hitting the lead and then being run down late to finish a game third.

Sterlish Ran finished third at Cranbourne and has just passed the $100,000 in earnings while at Globe Derby, McCara, was a gallant second.

 

 

Macha Becomes Six Figure Earner

14.05.2013

The latest Breckon Farms graduate to post earnings of more than $100,000 is Macha.

Racing in Australia, Macha has produced six wins and four seconds from 12 starts in Australia.

He is by Mach Three from Star Of The Ball and was sold on behalf of Ryder Bloodstock, Invercargill, for $40,000.

Ryder Bloodstock purchased his dam from the Yarndley Farms draft in 2003.

The first 3 foals of Star Of The Ball have all been winners and she traces back to Black Watch and is a close relation to Pembrook's Delight.

She traces back to Black Watch and is a close relation to Pembrook's Delight who won the four-year-old 2012 Harness Jewels four-year-old mares Diamond Group 1 at Cambridge

 

First Win Posted By Berlusconi At Addington

Promising three-year-old colt Berlusconi (Art Major x Anam Cara) broke through for his first win at Addington on Saturday.

He recorded a mile rate of 2:01.4, the last half in 57.3 and the 1/4 in 26.8.

Berlusconi led all the way and was a very impressive winner scoring by three lengths.

From only four race-day appearances Berlusconi has recorded one win and 2 placings. He is the 15th winner from our draft of 30 sold in 2011.

Meanwhile, Bettor Dreams finished a fine second in a fast-run Group 1 West Australian Oaks after drawing the outside of the back row. The Bettors Delight filly has had 13 career starts for 7 wins and five placings and has earned stakes of $97,410 to date.

Easy On The Eye, a horse who is part-owned by Ken and Karen Breckon, won in great fashion at the Kumeu meeting on May 10.

 

 

 

 

Meticulous In Winning Form At Ashburton Meeting

Meticulous has posted his second win for the season winning the two year old race at Ashburton,

recording a good time of 1:55.6.

He was sold as part of the Breckon Farms draft by his breeder, Craig Rapley, and was followed home by

Somearedensomewhere in 1.55.9

A quinella for both Mark Purdon and the daughter of Black Watch and 1/2 sister to Aberfeldy in Corbie who is the Grand Dam of both of these two year olds.

Meticulous is from the Falcon Seelster mare, Syriana, who is a sister to Black Maire, the dam of

Lauraella who posted a mile time of 1.55.9 and won $649,946 in stakes and also The Muskegg Express

while the dam of Somearedensomewhere is L'Oiseau De Nuit, an unraced Christian Cullen mare bought

by the late Noreen Stiven when she didn't make a racehorse. Her first foal is the race winning three-

year-old, Billy Jack