Brem at the young age of 69, died in Sydney after tenaciously battling cancer for a number of years. Throughout that time he never wavered from his love of the thoroughbred industry, and we were still blessed with his acerbic wit, incredible pedigree knowledge, excellent copy, and his eye for a good yearling.
The New Zealand Bloodstock Caulfield WFA Championship continues with the third leg, Sunday’s A$750,000 Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield, which has drawn an outstanding field with global Group 1 credentials.
The first foals by Puccini have arrived this spring and the early signs are promising for the son of Encosta De Lago with his foals showing real quality, great size and a good amount of bone.
Karaka graduate Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park) reaffirmed his place among Singapore’s very best with a come-from-nowhere win in Sunday’s S$1 million Raffles Cup (1600m) at Kranji.
The 47th New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series begins at Hastings on Saturday with the $70,000 Group 3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders’ Gold Trail Stakes (1200m).
Following the parade of stallions at Westbury Stud and Haunui Farm last Sunday around 80 people attended an awards luncheon hosted by the Auckland Branch of the NZTBA .