Day At The Track

Waterloo Sunset the real deal

09:33 AM 31 Oct 2015 NZDT
Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print
Waterloo Sunset in the winners circle at Addington last night
Waterloo Sunset in the winners circle at Addington last night

From the time he stepped onto a racetrack as a four year old, Waterloo Sunset has always looked a horse headed to the best grades.

An entire by Sundon from the Rowe Cup winning mare Inspire, Waterloo Sunset is a blue blood in anyones language and he has the ability to go with the bloodlines.

Last night at Addington Raceway he comfortably won his fifth race from just twenty starts and in doing so edged closer to being a genuine open class contender.

Paul Nairn is a master trainer of squaregaiters and he has always thought that with time Waterloo Sunset would make it to the elite level in New Zealand.

" I have always thought a lot of him from day one and I still think he will get better yet"

" We have come a long way with him but I think the best is yet to come."

"One thing I do know is that he is the biggest horse I have ever trained," Paul said.

When you see Waterloo Sunset in the flesh you can understand Paul's sentiments as he is one huge piece of horseflesh.

That in itself has meant waiting for Waterloo Sunset to fill out into his massive frame but as a six year old he now looks ready to kick on.

Never afraid to back his horses up, Paul intends to keep Waterloo Sunset active over the next few weeks.

" He can go to the big trot at Kaikoura on Monday and then race during Cup week," Paul said.

Regular driver Bob Butt is confident that Waterloo Sunset has what it takes to be competitive in the top grade.

" He is such a different horse this time in to what he use to be."

" He use to get really fired up before the start and even during his races but the trips to Auckland have help turn him into a different horse"

"He is much more relaxed these days and his manners are really good now" 

" He gives you such a great feel when you are driving him and he is the best horse I have driven," Bob said.

Paul Nairn has such a big opinion of Waterloo Sunset that he covered some of his own mares with the stallion last season.

" I served three mares with him last season and the first of them is due shortly so he about to become a dad for the first time."

" He has all the attributes of a top horse and I can't see why he won't leave them," Paul said.

Waterloo Sunset has been very patiently handled to date and that patience looks like it is about to pay off.

Harnesslink Media

Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print

Read More News About...

Stallion Name

Next article: