It's been a busy few months at Greene Racing with lots of racing action and more recently the new yearlings joining the barn for some education.
DAMA ZORRO was undoubtedly one of our headline acts for the season winning 3 races and running 2nd in 3 more. As a mare that always gets back in her races it was pleasing to see her be able to finish over the top of her rivals off both a slow and fast speed, and with some impressive sectionals to boot! She has headed to the paddock now for a winter rest and we already can't wait for her next season.
Not to be outdone stablemate, JUSTAMAIZ also clocked up 3 wins and multiple first 4 placings through his 18/19 season. Winning fresh up over 1400m in September 2018 the Guillotine gelding was still in winning form when victorious over 2200m in April 2019. He was ultra consistant all season, putting in honest efforts every time to the races. He too has gone for a well deserved spell and will be back for another big campaign in the spring. These two horses were responsible for a few great nights and sore heads for sure!!
The yearlings have started to come into the stables now after finishing their time at the breakers. They do a week in with us to learn the tracks and treadmill and then have a holiday before returning a month later. Tavistock x Songbird (1/2 sister to Stolen Dance) was first to arrive and set the bar high with impeccable behaviour. (Her 1/2 brother by Alamosa is also in full work with us and is impressing with his abilily and manners too).
Our two fillies syndicate girls TEOFILO x SANTANGELO and CHARM SPIRIT x BLACK BEAUTY also had great reports from the breakers and didn't disappoint when they arrived. The Teofilo has grown so much and is such an exciting prospect with her outstanding breeding and physical presence to match. The Charm Spirit looks every inch a 2yr at this stage and is a very confident and forward thinking filly. One 5% share remains in this syndicate!
Karaka colt purchases, SHAMEXPRESS x TIME FOR A KIP and REDWOOD x LYCHEE will enter the barn tomorrow. They have both been gelded and have breezed through their breaking faultlessly. The stallion Redwood has been leaving winners left, right and centre and our fellow will hopefully follow suit, looking at this stage like a fantastic 3yr staying type. Derby anyone?!
The SHAMEXPRESS x TIME FOR A KIP seems to catch everyone's attention when they see him in the flesh. He never seems to have a 'bad hair day' always looking ready to parade in good order and it will be great to have him in at the stables. Surprisingly there are a few shares left and both boys are available for viewing next week. For more info visit https://www.greeneracing.co.nz...
One to watch with the wetter months coming up is definitely FLAUNTING. This Showcasing filly had 3 starts as a summer 2yr. She ran 2nd to top colt Yourdeal first up, won her next one before attempting the Karaka Millions race finishing well back after it all went wrong for her. She has come back bigger and stronger and will relish slower track conditions that are on the way.
Photos top to bottom: Dama Zorro, Connections of Justamaiz, Charm Spirit filly, Teofilo filly and Flaunting.
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