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Broodmare owners who are still considering if they should breed their mare this season or not, should study the facts before making their important harness racing breeding decision. The record books show that many of the modern day stars in Australia and New Zealand were born in December or January.  And, with the racing season in Australia being extended to December 31, and the fact that many of the age classics are being held later in the year, points up that breeding your mare later is the season will not disadvantage the earning potential of the resultant foal. The Victoria Cup winner and Miracle Mile runner-up Lochinvar Art, the Victoria Cup and Hunter Cup hero Bling It On, the New Zealand Cup and Hunter Cup winner Arden Rooney and the Queen of the Pacific winners Nike Franco and Ameretto were among the list of top performers born in December. In fact, Nike Franco and Bling It On were foaled four days apart on December 23, 2010 and December 19, 2010 respectively. Nike Franco was the fastest mare in North America in 2017 pacing a mile in 1:48 The dual Inter Dominion heat winner Galactic Star was a December 21 foal, while Lumineer, the undefeated Victorian two-year-old in the 2016/17 season, was foaled on December 9. And, Waylade, the winner of the WA 4YO Championship and McInerney Ford Classic, was a New Year’s Day foal. On the trotting side, the Australian Trotting Grand Prix winner On Thunder Road and top free-for-aller Maorisfavouritesun were both foaled in January. While, the Breeders Crown champions Im Ready Jet, Always Ready and Stress Factor, the Victoria Oaks winner Pretty Majestic and the cups winner Lightning Calder were all born in December. Horse                   Date of Birth         Best Time          Stakemoney Bling It On             19/12/10                 1:50.2                $1,882,957 Arden Rooney        6/12/09                  1:54.2                $1,070,230 Lochinvar Art         7/12/15                   1:48.6                   $921,556 Nike Franco           23/12/10                 1:48                      $913,870 Galactic Star          21/12/12                1:52                       $651,652 Ameretto                 5/12/11                  1:51.4                   $565,419 Philadelphia Man   2/12/08                   1:52.6                   $559,135 Waylade                  1/1/11                    1:53.5                   $447,069 Rock Diamonds        8/12/13                 1:50                     $435,016 Bettor Enforce          5/12/12                1:48.9                    $319,669 Born To Rocknroll       8/12/12              1:52.5                   $300,684 Niki No No                  3/12/11               1:55.6                   $294,455 Whirily School             6/12/12               1:53.5                  $293,358 Lumineer                     9/12/14               1:52.5                  $258,440 Motu Meteor               16/12/13               1:55.4                $252,295 Bettor Promise             3/12/11                1:53.2                $243,288 Jilliby Jitterbug            1/12/12                  1:53.4               $212,480 Flojo’s Gold                 6/12/12                  1:54                  $202,575 Astride                     13/12/13                   1:53.6               $194,960   By Peter Wharton

I have no axe to grind with Woodlands, Nevele R, Alabar, nor for that matter their main supplier US harness racing studs in Blue Chip Farms and Diamond Creek. I love the stallion choices Woodlands have made in recent years, the majestic set up of Nevele R and the rich history of Alabar and its true two country operation. I thank Blue Chip Farms for agisting World Class Hanover on their farm and providing us with a magnificent Credit Winner Colt from her and I thank Diamond Creek for allowing their champion trotting stallion Father Patrick to be available down under. We, Australia, belong to an international trotting community that has adopted limited stallion books the world over. Examples are the US 140 stallion book limit (no free returns), France 100 limit (and that’s for the best stallions its less for many others) and Sweden 150 limit etc. Limited stallion books have helped improve numerous areas of their industry. I hear no talk of dispensing with limited stallion books internationally. Why, because it works. I commend HRA for its courageous decision to limit stallion books in Australia. I am disappointed that our (Australasia’s) three biggest and in many areas, best studs have chosen to fight this decision. I am also disappointed that these two beautiful studs in the US are happy to adhere to limited stallion books in the US, but do not appear to be encouraging their Southern counterparts to do the same. Let’s get back on stride, let’s get back in step and join the international harness community in limiting stallion books down under. Pat Driscoll  Haras Des Trotteurs  

The old saying that change can be as good as a holiday rang true when harness racing trainer Regan Todd took two well-bred half-sisters and produced them to win first up in his colours. The great benefactor in all of this were long time industry participants Alan Rose and John Howe. Elation is a word not often used to describe the feeling on a racetrack, but Rose admits to having no embarrassment in saying that the tears were flowing in the birdcage. “I had a friend ring me up that I haven’t heard from since school days and he said, to win one race in a day is marvellous. But to win two races in a day is champion,” said Rose. The two were victorious on the first day of the Wakaiouiti meeting in February and their wins were special for many reasons. None more than the fact that Canstar (4yo Bettor’s Delight) and Duastar (3yo Art Major) were both bred from a mare that Rose and his racing partner John Howe had some success with on the track. Canstar Duastar The pair are the first and second foals from Starlet Lavra, a five-win Jereme's Jet mare who is out of the In The Pocket mare, Florentine Star. Regular readers may be thinking, ‘this Star breed rings a bell’? Florentine Star is a full sister to Star Command, mother of West Australian Derby winner, Patronus Star. “Starlet Lavra was a tremendous race mare and she comes out of the Queen's Treasure maternal line, which is full of good horses through its various branches,” he quipped. Last week we heard about the good Open Class horses like Starship and Anvil Star which are close relatives of Canstar and Duastar. But various taproots tracing back to Queens Treasure (1930) include offspring such as Holmes DG and 1984 NZ Cup winner Camelot amongst a litany of good open class and juvenile horses. Rose’s involvement in Harness Racing began at the same time a young Canterbury lad was making his way in the training ranks. “We had raced a lot of horses with Terry Chmiel and were with him when he went out on his own originally,” said Rose. “We hadn’t had a lot of luck but he was on the lookout for a nice one. “Mark Jones had said to Terry that he would want to have a look at a horse that was owned 50/50 by Tim Butt and Kypros Kotzikas. “She was a two-year-old and the funny story about her is that I was at the Motukarara trials and there was a heat being run for emerging two-year-olds. “There were three of Tim Butt’s and two of Nigel McGrath’s, and I sort of said to myself how do I get myself one of these two-year-olds that can get up and go early like these guys have? “Well bugger me, Starlet Lavra was one of the horses in that heat. I didn’t ever think that I would be owning one of them,” he said. Starlet Lavra had shown early promise, but it was her residual value as a broodmare that ultimately saw her sold as Rose and his partner were keen on the breeding side after some unsuccessful attempts a few years prior. “Anthony Butt said to me she was from a good family, so I went to Danny Boyle at Nevele R Stud who helped me research the family. “We printed off nearly seven pages of black-type performers from Classic Families, he couldn’t believe all of the families that were coming up and I couldn’t believe my eyes,” he said. Although Starlet Lavra had the speed to make a two-year-old, Chmiel advised his clients against pushing on and instead the camp opted for the patient route. “She could have won a race as a two-year-old but we thought being a big filly we would give her time, so I took her home and looked after her and waited until her three-year-old season,” he said. Rose and Howe didn’t have to wait long for their patience to be rewarded with Starlet Lavra who won her race debut at Addington comfortably in the hands of Glenys Chmiel. After some mixed performances being thrust up in grade at a time when fillies and mares opportunities were scarce, it would be six months before she recaptured her best form. After stringing a couple of placings together in the Winter of 2013, she found her way to the winner's circle on a balmy Thursday night at Forbury Park. She lined up on Cup Day the followings season as the winner of five races from 16 starts, having won her fourth and fifth races in succession. Her fourth win was very impressive, looping the field five wide and coming from last on the turn which with the lack of camber on the Rangiora track is no mean feat. She set a track record that day for mares over 2000m from a stand, stopping the clock in 2:31.1. That record still stands today. Just as it looked like Starlet Lavra was fulfilling her early promise, the wheels fell off through no fault of her own. “We lined up on Cup Day thinking there was only one horse to beat and that was Arden Rooney, but as he could earlier in his career, he galloped off the mobile arm and was out of the race. “We were sitting midfield with cover thinking we were a big show, but when Terry hooked her out to sprint, she was going backwards and he didn’t know what the hell had happened. “Blair had driven her at the Cup Trials and had come back and said to me jokingly that he should drive this horse because she was too good for Terry. She was no Adore Me but she beat her in a trial as a three-year-old,” he said. “What it turned out was that somewhere along the line she had been injected and they had hit a nerve in her neck. It was inhibiting her breathing subsequently and we thought that rather than operate, we would breed from her. “If we got one as good as her we would be happy, and if we got something better we would have something really good,” said Rose. Starlet Lavra was on the bigger side for most mares and it was with her size in mind that Rose and Howe sent her to Bettor’s Delight, thinking the Sire’s penchant for throwing the odd smaller foal would be the equilibrium needed for a recipe of success. Mother nature likes to make a fool of us as breeders and as it turned out, the mating would produce a filly who was rather large. “Canstar was a big scopey horse like her mother, Dan Cummings had told me that that side of the breed were big horses, and we had gone to Bettor’s thinking we would get a smaller foal,” said Rose. Like any decent breeder, Rose took a glass half full approach “She was a big horse, but so was Brent Mangos’ good filly Bettor Cover Lover.” Canstar took a little time to find her feet as a racehorse despite having a bit of breeding on her side. The daughter of Bettor’s Delight was well travelled racing at 10 different venues before securing her first win at her 11th start. Rose was quick to point out she had no favours with barrier draws for much of her early career, but running 5th in an Alabar Fillies Heat behind Wainui Creek showed she was no slouch. “The draws came out and we had drawn five and we were over the moon. I rang my partner to tell him and we were sort of jumping around because Wainui creek had drawn 8. “Half an hour later they re-drew the fields and we had drawn 8 and Wainui Creek had moved into the pole,” he laughed. By now the racing partnership of Rose and Howe had a second foal from Starlet Lavra and despite being cut from a different cloth physically, the Art Major filly was showing some of the family traits of early speed. “Duastar looks like a typical Art Major, they are totally different horses to look at but she too could have been a two-year-old,” said Rose. The virtue of patience was once again applied to see the now three-year-old presented at the races on the back of some good trial form, having won a Workout at Methven leading to her debut at Rangiora. The filly failed to fire a shot and after some questions from the stipes, was found to be suffering from the effects of a virus. Back to the drawing board they went. After a couple of nice trials and workouts, she went even worse at Methven. Interestingly the stipes left her alone this time?! Looking for answers it was decided a different approach might be good for the Rose and Howe owned duo, and the pair were sent to Woodend and placed in the care of Regan Todd. Duastar must have shown a bit on the beach because despite having run 10th at her first two starts, she opened a warm third favourite in the third race at Wakaiouiti. Robbie Close had her in the running line for most of the trip and when presented, showed some real dash to reel in the favourite Krystal Delight, who had led everywhere but the finish. “The funny thing was they were horses who we didn’t think had much of a sprint, but for whatever reason Regan didn’t agree with our assessment and so it’s proven,” said Rose. Canstar completed a wonderful day for Rose when she won the eighth race on the card. Todd insists that he never worked any oracles so to speak and that the pair were nice horses and probably just down on their luck a bit. “I didn’t have to do anything too drastic mate, wee Duastar had always shown promise early on for Terry but got crook a couple of times and Canstar was in the same boat, she seems nice enough and I would like to think they will be better for it next time in,” said Todd. Both horses have franked their form and gone on with it. Canstar bolted in at her next start at Addington after being no better than midfield and showing great zip to win going away before running second in an extremely deep fillies and mares race in her final start for the season. The younger sister Duastar has proven no slouch either running fourth in a strong Nevele R Fillies heat behind Stylish Memphis and then being beaten a nose by the seven-win Doctor Tim at Waimate. Both suggest they will make Rose proud next season and he has a He’s Watching yearling and Vincent weanling out of Starlet Lavra waiting in the wings. Both are colts and the yearling is showing some promise with Regan Todd. “The He’s Watching colt is a big rangy horse like his mum and I haven’t been out to see the Vincent colt for a while but he was a nice foal like a lot of the Vincent’s,” he said. It’s always great to see the nice guys having a bit of luck and for a student of the game like Rose, his passion for breeding is now beginning to reap its rewards. “I go over all the test matings and to finally have what you think come true, you feel validated,” said Rose. By Brad Reid | NZ Standardbred Breeders Association

The New Zealand Standardbred Breeders Association welcomes the arrival of New Zealand Bloodstock into the harness racing community.   You read that right.   Last Thursday the New Zealand harness racing industry was delivered the news that New Zealand’s leading bloodstock company was entering the Standardbred market.   The feedback since has been overwhelmingly positive. Breeders, vendors, purchasers and horsemen and horsewomen have all been quick to rejoice.   This comes as no surprise given in recent years, many breeders had voiced concerns surrounding the direction and future of the only platform they had to sell young bloodstock in New Zealand.   Marketing of the sales, health & safety concerns, along with a declining buyer bench were some of the pertinent issues at hand for vendors.   The future is now a lot clearer, and that future looks to be with NZB Standardbred.   “We have plans to take this to a whole new level – it won’t just be business as usual,” said New Zealand Bloodstock’s Managing Director Andrew Seabrook this week.   “Sir Peter Vela (one of two brothers who established New Zealand Bloodstock in the mid-90s headquartered at the world-class Karaka Sales Centre) is really excited by the challenge and the opportunity to grow the company.”   With access to a range of proven bloodstock, finance, airfreight and insurance services, and increased promotion to domestic and international markets, the harness racing community is assured of a company working in their best interests on several fronts.   Seabrook says NZB prides itself on its lease-to-own scheme and its in-house finance division.   “All I know is our business got a huge shot in the arm in 1997 when, after being purchased by the Vela brothers, we opened up a credit arm and started financing both short and long-term.   “We see it as a pretty significant part of our thoroughbred business, giving people an opportunity to secure their future breeding stock, and it has been a very successful endeavor for us.   “For young trainers, especially, this will significantly change their approach to the sales,” commented Seabrook.   “After the 2017 Sales, breeders asked the NZBSA to advocate for changes with PGW,” said NZSBA Chairman John Mooney.   “The primary concerns were around the lack of marketing and the diminishing small buyers bench. We are confident that the NZB ‘machine’ will address these issues aggressively.   “They are a company whose sole focus is selling horses. Andrew Seabrook and his team have made it clear to ‘The Breeders’ that they will leave no stone unturned when supporting vendors.”   New Zealand Bloodstock has an illustrious track record of success as the source of New Zealand champions to the global thoroughbred market.   The New Zealand Standardbred is a world class equine athlete capable of dominating on the world stage.   The Australians know it, so too the North American industry.   NZB’s Andrew Seabrook is also aware of the dominance of the New Zealand Standardbred.   “Obviously, the thoroughbred breeding industry is much more aligned to international markets and the yearling sales rely heavily upon those buyers.   “But when one market dries up you have to try and develop other markets and we have people employed to do that.   “I think the New Zealand Standardbred has probably been more successful than the thoroughbreds in Australia in recent times and that’s something which should be promoted.   “The American market especially, looks to have been neglected in recent years.   “But with some good New Zealand-bred horses up there like Lazarus, we plan on making a splash in that market, too.   “We are quite excited about the future of this and are not going in to this lightly.”   Highlights   Yearling Sales: Yearlings will sell in their traditional February timeslot at both the Karaka and Christchurch venues. The entry fee will slightly increase by $50 (+GST) at each venue, however entries will be invoiced in January and deducted from the yearling sale proceeds.   There is a confirmed commitment to holding a Christchurch Sale.    Payments to vendors will be received within 30 days of sale.   Yearling, Weanling & All Age Sale: A big change to the current market will be the ability to sell yearlings at the Christchurch Yearling, Weanling & All Age Sale in late April – with all yearling stock going through each ring to be Sales Series eligible.   Breeders have been wanting this concept for years, and it can only be positive. Yearlings that need time or may suffer an injury close to February now have another opportunity to be sold for their vendors.   Two-Year-Old Sale: September 2019 will see a return of the Ready-to-Run format. This could potentially open a speculative buying market at both the Yearling and Weanling Sales. Particularly with NZB’s finance facilities such as pin hook funding.   Horsemen and horsewomen, and breeders have another platform to chance their arm on stock purchased or retained with a view to get them up and going for a sale at the 2YO Sale.   Finance Facilities: Through NZB’s own finance arm, pin hook funding and lease to purchase facilities on fillies and mares, purchasers will find life much easier to secure bloodstock at the Sales.   Marketing: The NZB marketing machine have already hit the ground running with digital media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram already in use with the Standardbred handle.   Sales Calendar   2019 New Zealand National Standardbred Yearling Sale: Auckland Sale 17 & 18 February at Karaka Christchurch Sale 19 & 20 February at Canterbury Agricultural Park Entries Open: 01 July Entries Close: 01 August   2019 New Zealand National Standardbred Yearling, Weanling & All Age Sale: Christchurch Sale, 29 April   2019 New Zealand National Standardbred Weanling & All Age Sale: Auckland Sale at Karaka, May - date tbc   2019 New Zealand National Standardbred 2YO Sale: Christchurch Sale, September - date tbc     Brad Reid New Zealand Standardbred Breeders Association  

The New Zealand Oaks may have had some Australian flavour too it, but the breeding story had a New Zealand recipe! Shez All Rock's dam was an $11,500 purchase moments before the 2011 Canterbury Earthquake at the PGG Wrightson Ltd Yearling Sales. George Tennent of Victoria (pictured left) discussed his tale of breeding the first filly since 1970 to win the New Zealand, Victorian & NSW Oaks. Read about here in our 50th edition of Breeders Update: https://goo.gl/oG7S8N   Courtesy of Brad Reid NZ Standardbred Breeders Association

Many are saying Saturday's Northern Southland Trotting Club harness racing fields are the best seen in the south for a long time and they're not wrong. The sight of a fresh crop of two year olds; split into fillies and colts and geldings races, is in itself great to see and that's just the start of the story here. The inaugural Haras des Trotteurs Southland Trotting Oaks has carded a field full of depth and is proof of the emergence of Majestic Son as a sire of quality squaregaiters. Six of the eleven starters in Saturday's feature for trotting fillies are by Majestic Son. And there's no doubting that Wintonian Michelle Caig will be on-course just to see Renezmae, a horse she bred and raised. Renezmae, the likely favourite, won the Group One Breeders Crown for two year old fillies in Australia last season. After racing tough at Ashburton in the Hambletonian Classic last month she ran a brave fourth. The trip away and the race at Ascot Park will improve her chances for the New Zealand Trotting Oaks in a fortnight. But a win on Saturday won't surprise either. There is no doubting that trotting is on the climb in this country and this inititive is one of the many good things to come out of the Southland region this season. The New Zealand Standardbred Breeders, led by John Mooney and Brad Reid, have been to the forefront in getting this $20,000 race off the ground and the Australian based Hara des Trotteurs have been quick to support the fillies feature. Another inititive this season in the south has been the Nuggets Series. Starting in August, all heats have been worth $12,000 and all winners and second placegetters have become eligible to race in the $20,000 final at Ascot Park on Saturday. All winners, with the exception of Ardtoo, have fronted up and it a race that looks like a preview for the Southern Supremacy Stakes Final on Diamonds Day at the end of next month. The highest rated horse by a mile is the Mark Jones trained The Bus at R81. He's won six races this season with the next best rated horse being Zealand Star (R70) the winner of three. This for me is the race of the day with favourite horses like Franco Santino drawing wide and The Bus and the highly rated Lawrence having to content with second line draws.  Then we get to the three; Group Three races, on a day where there seems to be no undercard. The Yaldhurst Hotel Northern Southland Trotting Cup has had many great winners over the years including Mossdale Connor, Isaiah, Terror To Love (twice), Stunin Cullen and Bondy. More The Better will probably be the favourite for Saturday distance feature. As a three year old, he really came on late in the season and put together a winning sequence of four while campaigning in Australia. His wins there included the Group Two Queensland Derby. He comes into this 2700 metre race fresh but having won two trials. He's won his only standing start in Australia last season.  The Group Three Southern Lights, sponsored by Pryde's Easifeeds, is another mouth watering affair. The return of Dark Horse, who has been fitted for her return to racing at the Winton Workouts, will bring many to the track.   Harriot Of Mot, who has a few ex- Southlanders as owners, looks to be her main rival. She won this race in 2016. Smokey Mac, who currently leads the four year old ranking for the Harness Jewels also lines up in this feature. Trainer Brett Gray will get a good idea as to where he's at by racing against the better class trotters.  The Caduceus Club of Southland, who sponsor The Super Nuggets Final, also sponsor the two year old fillies feature with Alabar Stud. It also carries Group Three status. This race has been around for sixteen years and some of the early winners were Western Dream and Beaudiene Bad Babe. More recently Joanne's A Delight, Delightful Memphis and Dizzy Miss Lizzy have won. There are some other intriguing battles as well on the day with Hail Christian up against Swamp Major in the last race and quality up-and-coming trotters BD Love, Zoey's Gift and Jaw D Nancy squaring off. The weather forecast looks good so all roads lead to Ascot Park on Saturday for what should be a bumper day of harness racing. See ya there.  Bruce Stewart Southland Harness racing  

The Breeders Weekly is a weekly digital publication that is emailed to 2600+ harness racing industry participants. The publication is placing an emphasis on the everyday people of our industry from a breeding and participation perspective. In this edition of the Breeder's Weekly! Im sure many of us felt like this after Cup Week, so we got the scoops on the breeding news that matters. * Corporate Banner | 2017 Broodmare of Excellence Winner * Ken Ford | Amaretto Sun * Gavin Chin | Lazarus * Ted Edwards | Great Things Happen * Panspacificflight | 100 wins from first NZ Crop * Update from the NZSBA Executive & many more! Click here to read: https://goo.gl/oQ8qZw Click here to Subscribe: http://goo.gl/ChhTSo Click here to view all issues: http://goo.gl/hS2ETy   Harnesslink Media Courtesy of Brad Reid New Zealand Standardbred Breeders' Association

Brian West & Studholme Bloodstock are synonymous with the New Zealand standardbred breeding industry. Having bred horses such as Secret Potion, Bit of a Legend, Wilma's Mate and now Lazarus, Brian was this year awarded New Zealand Breeder of the Year at the HRNZ Annual Awards. The man who identified his passion for harness racing at a young age boldly declared to the world he would one day own a farm full of horses. Sheldon caught up with Brian at his Coe's Ford farm to take a look back at his accomplishments, but also a look forward as to what the future holds for Studholme Bloodstock and our industry.     Harnesslink Media Courtesy of NZ Standardbred Breeders' Association    

The Breeders Weekly is a weekly digital publication that is emailed to 2600+ harness racing industry participants. The publication is placing an emphasis on the everyday people of our industry from a breeding and participation perspective. In this edition of the Breeder's Weekly! Harness Jewels Special | All 9 Winning Breeders! We caught up with the winning breeders from the 11th running of the Harness Jewels to bring you this special edition of Breeders Weekly. Click here to read: https://goo.gl/KJx1b2 Click here to Subscribe: http://goo.gl/ChhTSo Click here to view all issues: http://goo.gl/hS2ETy   Harnesslink Media Courtesy of Brad Reid New Zealand Standardbred Breeders' Association

The Breeders Weekly is a weekly digital publication that is emailed to 2600+ harness racing industry participants. The publication is placing an emphasis on the everyday people of our industry from a breeding and participation perspective. In this edition of the Breeder's Weekly! Lex & Heather Williams of One Over Lodge have bred many a good horse. They can now lay claim to being breeders of the first stakes winner of Muscle Hill in New Zealand! Also in this edition of Breeders Weekly; * New Zealand Oaks Preview * Angel Of Harlem | Barry Ward * Breeding Quinella for Cornwall's Click here to read: https://goo.gl/RgQPTU Click here to Subscribe: http://goo.gl/ChhTSo Click here to view all issues: http://goo.gl/hS2ETy   Harnesslink Media Courtesy of Brad Reid New Zealand Standardbred Breeders' Association

The Breeders Weekly is a weekly digital publication that is emailed to 2600+ harness racing industry participants. The publication is placing an emphasis on the everyday people of our industry from a breeding and participation perspective. In this edition of the Breeder's Weekly! Empire Stallions are across the line in bringing Two Time World Champion, Betting Line to Australasia in the flesh. Official press release on page 3! Also in this edition of Breeders Weekly; * GTH Aveross | A look back at 1st ever jewel winner * Kissmeimloaded | Tony Parker * Bill Keel story by Bruce Stewart & many more! Click here to read: https://goo.gl/xajdlE Click here to Subscribe: http://goo.gl/ChhTSo Click here to view all issues: http://goo.gl/hS2ETy   Harnesslink Media Courtesy of Brad Reid New Zealand Standardbred Breeders' Association

The Breeders Weekly is a weekly digital publication that is emailed to 2600+ harness racing industry participants. The publication is placing an emphasis on the everyday people of our industry from a breeding and participation perspective. In this edition of the Breeder's Weekly! Named after their mother and founder of Tuapeka Lodge, Bonnie Joan did the Southland family proud taking out their hometown Oaks at Ascot Park Racecourse! Also in this edition of Breeders Weekly; * Bitter-Sweet Northern Trotting Oaks * Habibti Ivy | Gaby Maghzal * Scientists Develop New Method For Keeping Horse Semen Alive... & many more! Click here to read: https://goo.gl/8D7Q9m Click here to Subscribe: http://goo.gl/ChhTSo Click here to view all issues: http://goo.gl/hS2ETy   Harnesslink Media Courtesy of Brad Reid

The Breeders Weekly is a weekly digital publication that is emailed to 2600+ harness racing industry participants. The publication is placing an emphasis on the everyday people of our industry from a breeding and participation perspective. In this edition of the Breeder's Weekly! You better believe it! Last week the partnership of Stephen Hooper + David & Catherine Butt bred the quinella in the 2nd NZ Sires Stakes Board heat atAlexandra Park. Also in this edition of Breeder's Weekly: * 40 wins for Jaccka mare | Charlie & Ailsa Smaill * Peter Ryder | Bruce Stewart * Ged Mooar | Nevele R Stud & Much More! Click here to read: https://goo.gl/xFdhs8 Click here to Subscribe: http://goo.gl/ChhTSo Click here to view all issues: http://goo.gl/hS2ETy   Harnesslink Media Courtesy of Brad Reid

The Breeders Weekly is a weekly digital publication that is emailed to 2600+ harness racing industry participants. The publication is placing an emphasis on the everyday people of our industry from a breeding and participation perspective. In this edition of the Breeder's Weekly! How about that Lady Chatto?! Looking to remain unbeaten in the G1 Gold Tiara at Bathurst on Friday. We caught up with her breeder Tom Richardson to hear how his patience with his breed has paid off! Also in this edition of Breeder's Weekly: * Question & Answer with Phil Williamson | 500 Trotting Wins * Chairmans Report | John Mooney * Frozen Semen | The Double Edged Sword & Much More! Click here to read: https://goo.gl/37Ouco Click here to Subscribe: http://goo.gl/ChhTSo Click here to view all issues: http://goo.gl/hS2ETy   Harnesslink Media Courtesy of Brad Reid

The Breeders have been looking at ways through which we can better showcase our sport, industry and harness racing horses to New Zealand and the world. What is it that makes the Southland standardbred so special? Sheldon paid a visit to our southern most region and home to champion harness racers such as Cardigan Bay, Holmes DG, Young Quinn, Imthemightyquinn & more recently Arden Rooney. A place where the sunshine hours are long and the green grass is longer!#southland   Harnesslink Media  Courtesy of Brad Reid   

The Breeders Weekly is a weekly digital publication that is emailed to 2600+ harness racing industry participants. The publication is placing an emphasis on the everyday people of our industry from a breeding and participation perspective. In this edition of the Breeder's Weekly! * Rex Peni | McDaknife * Roll With Joe | First NZ Winner * Emily Blunt | Addington Mile Record * Breeding Trifecta | Kevin Schuck * Braeside Lodge Yearlings & many more! Click here to view: https://goo.gl/oVVJsw Click here to Subscribe: http://goo.gl/ChhTSo Click here to view all issues: http://goo.gl/hS2ETy   Harnesslink Media Courtesy of Brad Reid

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