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2016 Karaka update- November 17
17 Nov 2015

The Karaka yearlings have now officially started their prep and are settling into the life of a sales horse.  For the next ten weeks we will be giving a weekly update on their progress to give an insight into how we go about producing the next crop of Trelawney graduates. 

  We have 33 yearlings in our Karaka draft, 24 Premier and nine Select.  They are now into their second week of prep, though have been ticking over during the winter months so the stable routine is not completely foreign to them.  Each day the horses go on the walker for 20 minutes, this will eventually build up to between 30 and 40.  When not stabled the colts go out individually in yards, while the fillies go out into their paddocks in mobs of three or four.  This gives them the much needed down time and space to run and play. 

Our first parade was held on Monday, for Victorian trainer Nigel Blackiston.  Nigel is no stranger to Trelawney raised horses, having super mare Suavito (Thorn Park x Queen Cha Cha) in his stable.  Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate for his 2015 visit, the heavy rain limiting the parade to a quick lap under the stable eaves. 

  Donna Ruru- Yearling Manager

Time at Trelawney: 4 ½ years
How did you become involved with horses: Came from a family involved with showjumpers, and older brothers worked in studs and racing.
Favourite part of yearling prep: Sales
Least favourite part: Nothing
Best horse you have been involved with: Il Quello Veloce
Interests outside of work: Kids
If you weren’t working with horses you would be: Less injured
Pick of the 2016 Karaka draft: Ocean Park x Luna Tudor colt


Yearlings of the week





Lot 7 Pins x Petit Verdot colt:  He is a quality athletic type with nice hind quarters.  This colt is a full brother to Antonio Lombardo, a Group Two winner trained by Peter and Jacob McKay.  A $120,000 purchase from our 2010 draft, Antonio Lomardo has gone on to win over $600,000. 
Another performing well for the mare is Master of Arts (Mastercraftsman).  Purchased from our 2013 Easter draft, he had an exciting debut campaign with 2 wins from five starts and a Group Three placing.  He is expected to step out again before the sale and to resume his good form for trainer Darren Weir. 
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Lot 375 Choisir x Line of Flight colt:  This is a big bold colt, very much in the mould of Choisir’s better sons.  He has plenty of height, muscle and scope.  This is only the third foal from Line of Flight, who is a half-sister to multiple Group One winner Scenic Shot
A relatively young mare, Line of Flight has already produced a multiple stakes winner in London Line (Blackfriars).  The Daniel Morton trained 3yo’s most recent win was the Listed Fairetha Stakes on November 7 and he holds a nomination for the W.A Guineas.        
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