Tuesday was busy with parades. The morning session saw the full draft viewed by Trent Busuttin, Natalie Young, Stephen Marsh, Albert Bosma of Go Racing, bloodstock agent Barry Lee, and Bruce Wallace’s stable represented by Allan Peard. In the afternoon Peter McKay and Gary Hennessy were on site to view the colts. Luckily the parade schedule quietened down as the farriers have also been out this week getting all the foals done before the Christmas break.
Meet Riona Howard
How did you get involved with horses: I rode and was involved in the equestrian scene before going to Australia to work on a horse stud. From there I came to Trelawney.
Time spent at Trelawney: Nine months, I came over for the Easter sales earlier in the year and have been here since.
Favourite part of yearling prep: Getting the horses glammed up for the sales.
Least favourite part: working weekends.
Best horse you have been involved with: Baitha Alga (IRE) who won the 2014 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Interests outside of work: Travelling, hiking, and cooking.
If you weren’t working with horses you would be: A marine biologist.
Pick of the 2016 Karaka draft: Ocean Park x Stella Livia colt.
Yearlings of the week
Lot 71 Duporth x Silk Pins filly
This is the first foal for the Gr.1 placed Silks Pins who was the second top 2yo filly of her year. She is closely related to Australian Gr.2 winner Gypsy Diamond trained by Peter and Paul Snowden.
Duporth’s oldest progeny are now 4yo’s and are headed by Gr.1 placed Cornrow. This filly is his only representative in the sale and is BOBS eligible.
She is a compact filly moves forward well and is nicely proportioned.
To view her pedigree click here
Lot 335 Sebring x Jungle Juice colt
This is a colt that attracts attention everytime he comes out. He is a showy looker that carries himself well and moves athletically. He has a strong shoulder and good length of rein.
Jungle Juice was a Listed winner and as a young mare this is only her second foal. Her first was sold for $180,000 last year and has gone to Hong Kong. Golden Slipper winner Sebring has proven to be a versatile producer, leaving precocious 2yo’s, stake winners up to 2400m, and is represented by Gr.1 winners Criterion and Dissident.
To view his pedigree click here
Lot 51- Ocean Park x Ruud Van Slaats. 19.12.15 Smashing (Pins x Ruud Van Slaats) 2nd Awapuni
Lot 343- Jimmy Choux x Keepa Cheval. 19.12.15 Vitesse (Makfi x Keepa Cheval) 1st Te Rapa