Broodmare prospects by champion stallion Galileo (Ire) are prized commodities and a private purchase by Valachi Downs a few years ago has proved to be a blue chip investment for Kevin Hickman’s nursery.
Resident Waikato Stud stallion Ocean Park was to the forefront of the trans-Tasman racing action on Saturday where he was represented by four individual winners on the day, including a Group Three success at Royal Randwick.
The reigning Champion Horse of the Year Melody Belle and her breeder Marie Leicester received more accolades over the weekend, at the Auckland Branch of the NZTBA Annual Awards.
Glamour galloper Melody Belle has added the New Zealand Horse of the Year title to her growing list of achievements.
The deeds of the Champion Hong Kong galloper Beauty Generation (Road To Rock[AUS]-Stylish Bel[AUS]) have been significant in the decision of this year’s Breeder of the Year Nearco Stud and Eight Carat Broodmare of the Year Stylish Bel (Bel Esprit[AUS]-Stylish Victory), at the Horse of the Year awards evening hosted by NZTR.
It’s been just sixty days since the establishment of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) and a timely opportunity to update you on progress against the Reform Programme the Board are advancing on behalf of the Minister for Racing.