NZTBA Breeder and Broodmare of the Year Winners AnnouncedSeptember 09, 2019
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.
Nearco Stud is the name given to South Island entrepreneur Greg Tomlinson’s thoroughbred business, and he was on hand at the gala event to accept the trophy for Breeder of the Year.
“I am really an accidental breeder, but I am thoroughly enjoying it, my heart is really in racing and producing winners,” he said when accepting the award.
“Breeding a horse such as Beauty Generation is quite extraordinary. You never expect to breed a horse to that quality and although you try your best as breeders its quite an effort to go through to try and choose what you are going to do with your matings, then going back and revisiting that and consulting before you make your final choice. That’s it everybody is just trying to do their best for the stake holders in the industry.
Tomlinson bred Beauty Generation from Stylish Bel after leasing her from her then owner Peter Woods. She is now owned by Rosemont Stud in Victoria, and on their behalf Russell Warwick from Westbury Stud accepted the Arion Pedigrees sponsored Eight Carat Broodmare of the Year Award. Ironically Westbury Bloodstock were the original owners of Stylish Bel when she commenced her breeding career.
“Anthony Mithen and Nigel Ross asked me to pass on their congratulations and thanks to Peter Woods and Donna Logan,” said Warwick, “they had a foal share with Tarzino and Stylish Bel and when Beauty Generation started to show the form it did they then purchased the mare and took her back to Australia. They recognise if it wasn’t for Peter and Donna they wouldn’t be involved in the mare.”
He went on to congratulate Nearco Stud and stated that for Beauty Generation its been a great story for both the new owners and the old owners and for those involved going forward.