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Former world champion He’s Watching sired three three-year-old winners in North America on the same day on Tuesday (November 10). Pocket Watch NZ started the ball rolling with a career-best 1:52 winning effort at Dover Downs, Delaware, his second win from four starts in his adopted country. Hereslooknatyou NZ, a three-year-old filly, win in 1:55.6 at Saratago Raceway, New York and Retour Au Jeu, a gelding, scored in 1:57 at Monticello Raceway, New York. Hereslooknatyou boasts the excellent scorecard of seven wins and four placings in 15 starts in North America. He’s Watching also produced two ‘new’ winners at Newcastle (NSW) in the two-year-old Miss Verstrappen NZ (1:58.9) and the three-year-old Ticktock Pocketwatch NZ (1:58.1) and has now sired 34 individual winners for the season – 13 two-year-olds and 21 three-year-olds (from a foal crop of 57). In New Zealand, He’s Watching left a pair of first crop winners in Star Watch, a winner by six lengths at Rangiora, and Eagle Watch, who scored for the third time at Cambridge Raceway. Eagle Watch winning at Cambridge He’s Watching, a 1:46.8, $1.1 million winning son of American Ideal, is standing this season at the incredible fee of $2,500 including GST at the Tipperary Equine stud, of Luke Primmer, Young (NSW).   By Peter Wharton

When the promising Elandee Youandme won effortlessly at Shepparton on Monday (October 26) he became the 19th individual three-year-old winner from the first Australian crop of former world champion He's Watching. A $1.1 million winner, He's Watching produced 57 foals in his first crop and of these 33 have raced and 19 have emerged successful - a 33 percent winners-to-foals strike rate. Private Eye, winner of a semi-final of the NSW Breeders Challenge in 1:50.3, Silent Rapture NZ, who won by 44 metres at his Aussie debut at Albury, and Belladonna Girl (1:57.1, Stawell) have been other recent three-year-old winners sired by He's Watching. He's Watching by also represented by two 'new' winners in the two-year-old filly Covered Kylie (1:56.6, Charlton) and the four-year-old Hezacrocwatcher, who won on debut in 1:58.5 at Cambridge Raceway, New Zealand. Hezacrocwatcher winning at Cambridge In North America, He's Watching has left a string of winners in the past week including the two-year-old Dabarndawgswatching, who won a leg of the Harvest Series in 1:56.6 at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and the three-year-olds Watchful Eye (1:52.6 and 1:54), Baywatching (1:56.2) and Dagger Watch (1:59.6). He’s Watching is now standing at Luke Primmer’s Tipperary Equine stud, Young (NSW), for a fee of $2,500 including GST.   By Peter Wharton

Exciting He’s Watching three-year-old Private Eye tuned up for the Group 1 $125,000 NSW Breeders Challenge Final at Menangle on October 24 with an emphatic win in a heat at Bathurst on Wednesday night (October 7). Having his first start for nearly eight months, the gelding pinged straight to the front from the pole and gradually increased the tempo. He carved out fractions of 29.6, 29.7, 27.2 and 27 for an overall mile rating for the 1730 metres of 1:53.2 – a new lifetime mark. The winning margin was an amazing 37 metres. Watch the race replay click here! Private Eye is now unbeaten in three attempts. Bred by Success Stud, the gelding is the third foal of the Listed winner Oh Eye See 1:54.5 ($101,705), an Armbro Operative daughter of the broodmare gem Grace Robinson. In New Zealand, the He’s Watching mare Watch Me Now stretched her winning sequence to four with a very impressive performance at Addington. After leading early, the mare handed up before retaking the lead at the 600 metre mark. She won by 3-1/4 lengths in a 1:56.2 rate over 1980 metres. The winner of five of her seven lifetime starts, Watch Me Now is the third foal and winner out of the Mach Three mare Mach N Elle. In Canada, the He’s Watching two-year-old Socrates Blue Chip finished a close third in the $104,800 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold division at Flamboro Downs.  He’s Watching 1:46.8 ($1.1 million), a multiple world record holder, is standing this season at Tipperary Equine stud, Young (NSW) of Luke Primmer.   by Peter Wharton

The first crop of harness racing dual world champion He’s Watching 1:46.8 ($1,129,215) continue to make their presence felt in North America. In his first season He’s Watching left 77 foals, and of these he has 61 starters for 42 winners with 35 in 2:00 and 12 in 1:55 and they have amassed $1,356,695, an average of $22,240 per starter. From his initial crop he has sired a top colt in Tattoo Artist 1:48.4 ($525,129), the winner of three Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Final and Simcoe Stakes and one of this year’s star three-year-olds, and a smart filly in Rose Run Victoria 1:51.4 ($72,414), an Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Final winner. Examiner Hanover 1:52.4 ($153,092), an OSS Gold winner at 2, Kat 1:54 ($104,168), Night Watchman (1:51.2) and One For Julius (1:51.8) have been other winners from He’s Watching’s first American crop. In Australia He’s Watching has been represented by 28 winners from 55 starters including the WA Diamond Classic winner Blockjorg 1:55.5 ($114,723), the George Croxford Tribute winner Private Eye (1:54.6) and Hes Sweet 1:54.7 (APG Brisbane Graduette 2YO) While, in New Zealand, He’s Watching’s first two crops have produced smart performers in Heslookingatyou, a winner in 1:54.6 in America, Watch Me Now (1:53.3) and Pocket Watch (1:53). He’s Watching is now standing at Luke Primmer’s Tipperary Equine, Young (NSW) at a fee of $2,500 including GST. Peter Wharton  

The New South Wales based stallion He’s Watching sired winners in four different countries in the past fortnight! Heading the vanguard was the brilliant three-year-old colt Tattoo Artist, who led from end to end in 1:49.4 in an $84,506 division of the Simcoe Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (September 5). Runner-up in the $1 million North America Cup, Tattoo Artist boasts a lifetime scorecard of 11 wins from 17 starts for $694,478 in stakes. Retour Au Jeu, another from He’s Watching first Canadian crop, captured a division of the Breeders Trophy Series in a career-best 1:54.4 at Hippodrome Trois -Rivieres, Quebec on Sunday (September 6). Other recent North American winners sired by He’s Watching included the three-year-olds Wyoming Wind, a winner in 1:56.2 at Pocono Downs, Pennsylvania, Illbewatchingu (1:57, Grand River Raceway) and Lady To Watch (Hanover Raceway). On the home front, Experia, He’s Watching led in two ‘new’ two-year-old winners in He’s Dan, a winner in 1:59.1 at Kilmore with a final half in 56.1 and quarter in 27, and Ulaanbaatar (1:59.7, Bathurst), while Experia, a New Zealand-bred three-year-old by He’s Watching won for the second time at Menangle, rating 1:57.1 over 2300 metres with the closing 800 in 56.7. To complete a big fortnight, Im Watching You, a four-year-old gelding, came from third last on the home turn to snatch a thrilling last-stride win at Invercargill. He’s Watching can boast the enviable record of having sired 18 individual winners from 57 foals in his first Australian crop – a 32 percent strike rate. A dual world champion and million dollar winner, He’s Watching is now standing at the Tipperary Equine stud, Young (NSW), of Luke Primmer.     by Peter Wharton

Brilliant He’s Watching colt Tattoo Artist, the winner of three $100,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Finals this year, is among the leading fancies for the harness racing $1 million Pepsi North America Cup to be run at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (August 29). The joint leader in the OSS pointscore standings, Tattoo Artist has won five of his seven starts this year for $139,345 in stakes and with a mark of 1:48.4 is the fastest pacer in Canada in 2020. He’s Watching is enjoying a boom season with his three-year-olds in North America. From a foal crop of 77, he has had 56 starters and they have amassed almost $500,000 in stakes. Leading the vanguard for He’s Watching last weekend was the New Zealand-bred three-year-old gelding Pocket Watch, who led from end to end in 1:53 at Harrah’s Philadelphia at his American debut. Other recent He’s Watching winners in North America have been Dontblvmejustwatch (1:54.2), Retour Au Jeu (1:55.8), Gucci Eyepatch (1:58.4) and Panerai (1:59.8). On the home front, Lester became He’s Watching’s seventh individual two-year-old winner at Shepparton. Of He’s Watching’s first Australian crop of 57 foals, 18 have been winners – an impressive 32 percent strike rate. He’s Watching is standing this season at Luke Primmer’s Tipperary Equine stud, Young (NSW). Peter Wharton

The American import He’s Watching (1:46.4), a former world champion and who now stands at Tipperary Equine stud, Young (NSW), sired winners in four different countries in the last fortnight! The two-year-old Chamonix, one of his second Australian crop, led the vanguard with his fighting win in the APG Brisbane Sales Graduate heat at Albion Park, his third success from 10 starts. The gelding will be among the leading fancies for the Group 1 $100,000 Final on Saturday night. To watch the replay of Chamonix winning click here. Another recent Australian-bred winner by He’s Watching was the three-year-old Illbewatching, a 1:58.8 winner at Redcliffe. He’s Watching has the amazing score of having sired 18 individual winners from 57 foals in his first Australian crop – a 30 percent strike rate. In New Zealand, He’s Watching was represented by the recent three-year-old winners Sophia Bromac (Addington) and Miss Impression (Invercargill). Hereslookinatyou, a NZ bred three-year-old filly, made it four wins from five starts in America when she scored at in 1:57.2 at Saratoga, New York. Other recent winners by He’s Watching in North America have been the two-year-old colt Saratoga Blue Chip (1:53.2) and the three-year-olds Kendall’s Cousin (1:55.4), Baywatching (1:55.6), Watch Me Boogie (1:55.8 and 1:56), Kat (1:56), Lil Screamer (1:58) and Shesaprivatedancer (1:59.8). Peter Wharton

The first weekend of July proved a red-letter one for emerging, young sire He’s Watching. His sensational three-year-old son Tattoo Artist set a Canadian season’s mark of 1:48.4 winning the $107,200 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday (July 4). The colt was sent straight to the top from the No. 8 gate and was never headed, scoring by three lengths with the last quarter in 26.8. It was his third win from four tries this year. Another He’s Watching colt, Examiner Hanover, finished runner-up in 1:50 in the $106,400 OSS Gold division. The following day He’s Watching’s brilliant three-year-old daughter Watch My Speed overwhelmed her rivals in 1:56.4 in the time-honoured $64,700 Kin Pace at Clinton Raceway, Canada. The New Zealand bred three-year-old filly Hereslooknatyou won at her first attempt in the northern hemisphere at Saratoga, New York in 1:57.6, while the colt He’s Got A Vendetta scored in 1:57.6 at Kawartha Downs, Canada. He’s Watching produced two ‘new’ winners at the Redcliffe meeting in the two-year-old filly Joy Maketr and the three-year-old gelding Illbewatching (1:57.9). Topzavski, a He’s Watching three-year-old, tasted success for the fifth time at Mildura. He’s Watching 3, 1:46.8 ($1.1 million) is standing this season at Luke Primmer’s Tipperary Equine, Young (NSW).   By Peter Wharton

The progeny of former USA 2YO Colt of the Year and dual harness racing world champion He’s Watching 1:46.4 fifths ($1.1 million) are firing on all cyclinders in both hemispheres! In Canada, the talented He’s Watching three-year-old Night Watchman showed he is genuine candidate for the $1 million North America Cup with his second straight win in 1:52.2 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. To watch the video replay of Night Watchman click here. A number of He’s Watching’s babies qualified in Canada over the weekend. They included Watch My Beverage (1:57.2), Always Watching (1:57.6), Sono Bella (1:58), Siri Blue Chip (1:58), Socrates Blue Chip (1:58.2) and Winsun Gaga (2:00). On the home front, the brilliant He’s Watching three-year-old Watchmylips led most of the way to score at Launceston, his fourth success from six lifetime starts. To watch the video replay of Watchmylips click here. Chamonix, a two-year-old by He’s Watching, overcame a difficult draw and a torrid passage to post his first win at Albion Park, rating 1:57.1 over 1660 metres. To watch the video replay click on this link He’s Watching is now standing at Tipperary Equine, Young (NSW) of well known studmaster Luke Primmer. To refresh your minds of just how fast this horse was, watch this video below of He's Watching winning The Meadowlands Pace in 1:46.4 still the fastest mile ever at The Meadowlands. He had explosive speed with Tim Tetrick declaring that he is the fastest horse he has ever sat behind. Remember also that when He's Watching won the Meadowlands Pace he was only one month into his three-year-old season as he was a very late foal been born in June of his year.   Peter Wharton

The brilliant He’s Watching colt Tattoo Artist showed he was on target for a tilt at the $1 million North America Cup in August with a harness racing runaway win at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday night (June 13). The colt scored by sixth lengths under a hold in a career best 1:50. The win increased his stake tally to $254,325. Meanwhile, Barrage Hanover, a three-year-old half-brother to He’s Watching, won in 1:51.2 at his second start at The Meadowlands on Saturday He’s Watching also landed a winning double at Kawartha Downs, Canada on the same day with the three-year-olds Happy Looker (1:57) and Private Scott (1:58.4). Closer to home, Watchmylips, a three-year-old gelding by He’s Watching, made it three wins from five starts at Hobart on Sunday night (June 14). He’s Watching, a 1:46.8 $1.1 million winning son of American Ideal, is now standing at Tipperary Equine stud, Young (NSW), of Luke Primmer. Tattoo Artist Peter Wharton

A harness racing two-year-old filly to take high ranking in South Australia is Mostpeculiarmumma, one of the second crop sired by He’s Watching, who is now at Luke Primmer’s Tipperary Equine stud, Young (NSW). She has won two races and been twice placed from nine starts. She won the SA Ladyship Stakes at Globe Derby Park last weekend after leading, then handing up and sprinting strongly along the passing lane. She is a very smart youngster. To watch the video replay click here. Mostpeculiarmumma is out of Jane Crothers (2:00.7), an Armbro Operative mare whose dam, Memories Galore, is a half-sister to the SA Sires Stakes 2YO champion Tora Tora Rose. He’s Watching has left some promising sorts in Canada since the return to racing this week. Ozzie Magic, a three-year-old colt, and She’s Magic, a three-year-old filly, won at Grand River Raceway in 1:56 and 1:59.2 respectively. Peter Wharton  

Former world champion and US 2YO Colt of the Year He’s Watching (1:46.8), who now stands at Luke Primmer’s Tipperary Equine stud, Young (NSW), sired three ‘new’ two-year-old winners in the space of three days! Mostpeculiarmumma, a filly, started the ball rolling with a come-from-behind success at Globe Derby Park on Tuesday (May 26). The following night Hes Sweet, a two-year-old gelding, led, handed up and then outfinished his rivals at Bathurst, rating 1:57.6 over 1730 metres with a last 800 in 57.2. Jay Bracken, a two-year-old colt, completed the treble when he led from end-to-end at his second start at Penrith on Thursday night (May 28). The youngster averaged a 1:59.4 rating over 1720 metres and scored effortlessly by 9.2 metres. He’s Watching is also the sire of the promising youngster Watchmedazzle, a double winner at Shepparton earlier this month. Interestingly, Watchmedazzle, Hes Sweet and Jay Bracken are all out of daughters of Artsplace line stallions. He’s Watching’s first crop of three-year-olds includes Blockjorg (1:55.5), winner of the Group 2 $50,000 WA Diamond Classic, the unbeaten Private Eye (1:54.6), winner of the George Croxford Trubute, the Tatlow placegetter and APG finalist Star Hunter (1:57.7) and the APG 2YO Championship runner-up Magnifico To Watch (1:56).   by Peter Wharton

When the three-year-old filly Blockjorg divebombed her rivals in the Group 2 harness racing $50,000 Diamond Classic at Gloucester Park on Friday night (May 22) she credited her sire He’s Watching with his first Group winner from his first crop, now just three-year-olds, in Australia.  Blockjorg, who finished an unlucky second in the Diamond Classic as a two-year-old, has shown up as a very smart filly winning the fastest heat 10 days earlier, and it was a strong field she beat at Gloucester Park. She has now won five races with eight placings from 24 starts for $78,621 in stakes. To watch the video replay click on this link Blockjorg, who was bred and is raced by the Clarina Racing Syndicate, is the third foal of Toobee Three, a lightly raced daughter of the No Nukes sire Legacy Of Power. He’s Watching 1:46.8 ($1.1 million), a world champion two-year-old and Meadowlands Pace winner, has left 13 individual three-year-old winners from his first crop this season. Besides Blockjorg, he is also the sire of the George Croxford Tribute winner Private Eye (1:54.6), the Melton winner Born To Be Watched (1:54.6), Raksjameson NZ, who is unbeaten in WA, and the Menangle winner Experia (1:54.4). From his second Australian crop He’s Watching is the sire of the brilliant youngster Watchmedazzle, who has won twice at Shepparton, as well as several metropolitan placegetters. In North America, He’s Watching was one of the leading two-year-old sires in last year’s rich Ontario Sires Stake program, siring the quinella pair Tattoo Artist and Examiner Hanover in the $225,000 OSS Super Final at Woodbine Mohawk Park. This was also the first and oldest crop by He's Watching in Canada. He’s Watching is now standing at the Tipperary Equine stud, Young, of one of NSW’s leading studmasters Luke Primmer. Now is your chance to buy a He's Watching weanling at the NZB Standardbred All Age Sale currently running and ending in three days at the gavelhouse.com  Auction. There are eight weanlings for sale and here they are; Lot 15 - He's Watching / Millview Sarah Lot 41 - He's Watching / Samantha Chloe Lot 55 - He's Watching / Tempest Bromac Lot 76 - He's Watching / Alta Michaela Lot 92 - He's Watching / Chevelle Star Lot 100 - He's Watching / Darkofthemoon Lot 116 - He's Watching / Georgia's Belle Lot 120 - He's Watching / Hip Pocket Peter Wharton  

Ontario harness racing trainer Dave Menary has a lot of horses to be thankful for, but not many come close to He’s Watching, the pacing speedster-turned-stallion that Menary surprisingly plucked out of the 2012 Standardbred Horse Sales Company yearling sale in Harrisburg, PA for just $3,000. He’s Watching went on to earn 366 times that amount, a cool $1.1 million.   “He really helped put me on the map. I had a lot of fun with the horse,” Menary said. “Between racing him and selling pieces of him, it put me in a lot better position in business and in life. It was just a fun ride. I really look forward to seeing his offspring.”   He’s Watching, a son of American Ideal out of the Real Desire mare Baberhood had 13 wins in 21 starts and equaled the 1:46.4 three-year-old world record while winning the $776,000 Meadowlands Pace in 2014.   “He has raw speed,” Menary said. “When I bought the colt, I thought he was above my budget for what I wanted to pay for him. I kind of pegged him as like a $30,000 June, New York-bred. I was lucky enough to open my book and when he was in the ring I thought they were on the wrong horse. He was way below the budget I would have set for him. Two bids and I owned him. I sold a quarter the next day at par.”   He’s Watching was initially owned by Ontarians Menary, Brad Gray and Mike Guerriero. When Menary finally got around to working with the colt as a baby, He’s Watching opened the trainer’s eyes immediately.   “He was the last one to come in that year to break. We had quite a few to do and because he was the cheapest and I owned the majority, he came in really late,” Menary said. “We had some expensive Somebeachsomewheres and Camlucks that year, including the highest-priced colt in Canada. There was a handful of expensive ones and when we brought He’s Watching in, the second day in the cart, we kind of giggled that the colt could go as much the ones that had been in for two months. He was just good all winter training down. He never made a mistake. He was always buried up in the top set and once we started to go fast, once we broke 2:14 he started to really shine. The two-year-old year was super impressive and I had a lot of fun in his three-year-old year. He gave me some of the highest highs you could have in the business.”   Muscara Racing Trust of Ivyland, PA bought in before the start of He’s Watching’s three-year-old season which included the colt and Menary’s career highlight — the world record Meadowlands Pace victory orchestrated by driver Tim Tetrick. 2014 Meadowlands Pace Final - He's Watching - July 12, 2014 “To go that kind of mile and come home the way he did with a lot more in the tank that day, on the big stage, that was super exciting. But I go back as pick-me-ups a lot of times and watch previous replays. Some of my favourite replays of him are some of his two-year-old replays, like Saratoga when he ran twice and spotted them over 30 lengths and won. I get as much enjoyment watching that replay as I do the Meadowlands Pace,” Menary said. He's Watching, NYSS Saratoga 28th June 2013 He’s Watching now stands at Tara Hills Stud in Port Perry, ON and in New Zealand at Alabar Stud and his impact is still being felt by Menary and his fellow owners.   “It really helped out all the partners — me, Mike Guerriero and Brad Gray. We were able to go out and spend extra after that. Some have gone well and some have gone badly, but now that He’s Watching is a stallion we’re still enjoying the ride and I’m looking forward to the next chapter of his life,” Menary said. The above article was written by Dave Briggs for Ontario Racing in March 2017. The first yearlings to be sold anywhere in the world by He's Watching will feature at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in New Zealand on the 12th of February 2018. There are only four entered, two fillies and two colts. Breckon Farms have entered one outstanding filly with a pedigree full of speed, speed and more speed. The best a man can get........yes, that is the name given to the dam of the first yearling filly ever to be sold by He's Watching in the world and that is in the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka on the 12th of February. It is Lot 30, a filly called Em I Six, by He's Watching from Thebestamancanget by Mach Three from the good Sokys Atom race mare Ciccio Star ($102,499). Ciccio Star is the dam of 9 to the races for 9 winners. Thebestamancanget is a full-sister to Dana Duke ($73,000 to date) and a half-sister to 8 other winners including Major Star ($212,228) and Idancedallnight ($103,655).. Lot 30, Em I Six is a half-sister to Vasari ($80,000) and to Nolessthanperfect a filly that has only had the three starts in Australia to date including a fourth in the $100,000 Group 1 2-year-old Diamond Classic. The sire of Em I Six, He's Watching and the dam-sire Mach Three both won the Meadowlands Pace in record time. When He's Watching won the Meadowlands Pace in a world record 1:46.4 he was only four weeks into his 3-year-old season and this race is still the equal-fastest mile ever run at The Meadowlands but the fastest for a 3-year-old. When Mach Three won the Meadowlands Pace in 1:49 in 2002, that was the 3-year-old record at that time.  And please do not forget that Mach Three is the sire of both Somebeachsomewhere 1:46.4 and the emerging sire Auckland Reactor. He's Watching broke the track record for a 3-year-old and equaled the all-aged world record of 1:46.6 at The Meadowlands in 2014 while Somebeachsomewhere broke the world record for a 3-year-old and all-aged record of 1:46.4 at The Red Mile in 2008. The Red Mile is regarded as the fastest track in the world, where records are traditionally broken. Lot 30 – Em I Six (black filly He’s Watching / Thebestamancanget) To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Harnesslink Media

DUNDAS, ONT - This Sunday night, Mother's Day at Flamboro Downs, is when Sydney "Pinky" Seelster's newborn foal, a filly, will be officially named after a month long contest held by Harnesslink.com. Pinky's owner, 15-year-old Sydney Weaver of Acton, has narrowed the list of nearly 500 names submitted from around the world to just six finalists and after the eighth race on Sunday at Flamboro Downs, the official name will be announced. The top prize winner will receive a breeding to two-time world champion pacer, He's Watching, who stands at both Tara Hills Farm in Port Perry and at Alabar Bloodstock in New Zealand. He's Watching's stud fee for the 2016 season is at $5,000. The breeding was generously donated by Muscara Racing Trust, Menary Racing, Inc., Brad Gray and Michael Guerriero. There is also a second place prize of $500 in free wagers on WatchandWager.com. That prize winner will also be announced after the eighth race. "This was so hard and also so much fun," said Sydney Weaver. "There were too many great names that people came up with. I feel sad that only one of the names will be used. "I want to thank everyone that took the time to enter a name," Weaver added, "and especially say thank you to my friend and editor, Steve Wolf at Harnesslink, who set up the whole contest. Now I just have to be patient until Sunday night and then my little filly will have a name." Of the names submitted, 44.7% came from Canada, 39.9% from the USA, 7.8% from Australia and New Zealand and the remaining 7.6% from Ireland, UK and Europe. After the eighth race Sunday, Flamboro Downs track announcer Gary Guy will be joined in the Grandstand by Sydney Weaver and her parents, Lisa and Don, for the special live and unique naming ceremony. "I also must say thank you again to Joe Bellino, who donated the breeding to Pet Rock for Pinky," Sydney Weaver said, "and to the owners of He's Watching for their generosity in offering the first place prize and to WatchandWager for the second place prize and to Flamboro Downs for allowing the naming to take place at the track on Sunday. Everyone has been so super throughout the contest." Sydney Weaver is 15 years old and resides in Acton, Canada. She has been involved with harness racing for years, grooms horses, jogs them on the track, owns the Standardbred Sydney "Pinky" Seelster, a Thoroughbred racehorse, has already won major youth writing awards and does public speaking. Sydney also has Cerebral Palsy and spends most of her time in a wheelchair, but has never let her disability hold her back from achieving her goals. By Steve Wolf, for Harnesslink    

It’s not every day you get to see the fastest harness racing horse in the world. But that’s exactly what’s happening at Alabar NZ this Sunday. He’s Watching has been a hype horse all his life. A true World Champion. In 2013 as a two-year-old he made racegoers sit up and take notice with his unbeaten 8-for-8 season in which he blazed his way to a multitude of track and world records. In 2014 as a three-year-old he astonished harness racing with his world record performance in demolishing an outstanding field in the Meadowlands Pace. In 2015 Tim Tetrick travelled to New Zealand and Australia and repeated He’s Watching was the fastest horse he ever sat behind, a horse he said “felt like he had wings”. Unfortunately 2015 also saw He’s Watching’s stellar race career come to an abrupt, injury enforced end. The timing of this injury means He’s Watching will debut as a sire in New Zealand – surely a wonderful coup for the breeding industry downunder. At 1pm, this Sunday 4 October at Alabar NZ (480 Seagrove Road, Waiau Pa, Pukekohe) He’s Watching will be paraded to the public alongside Alabar’s other new recruits – Sunshine Beach and Peak. Sunshine Beach is a horse with movie-star good looks and a pedigree and race career to match. A son of Somebeachsomewhere, he too is a world champion and has the distinction of being the first horse ever to beat the great Captaintreacherous. Peak is the only horse to win a Group One trotting event in Europe and then repeat the feat in the Southern Hemisphere. He brings a bit of European flair to Alabar and, the horse who made such an impression in his all too brief New Zealand career, has furnished into a stunning individual. Breeders should contact Graeme Henley (0-9-232 1800 or graeme@alabar.co.nz) if they wish attend on Sunday.  

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