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2015/16 season another success
19 Aug 2016

The early months of the 2015/2016 racing season saw some seasoned campaigners collect further black type honours, with the second half unveiling some exciting debutants who stamped their mark as ones to watch in the future.

Domestically Trelawney had some exciting gallopers make their first appearances.  Richie McHorse (Redoute’s Choice x Boundless) had his first start in April after a series of trials.  Bred and owned by Faith and Cherry Taylor he is trained by Graeme and Debbie Rogerson.  The three-year-old made a great start to his career and got two wins and two placings from his four starts.  Richie McHorse is back and work and looking to trial in the near future.

Vinevale (Flying Spur x Eden Valley), another bred and owned by the farm, was a debut winner and ended the season with 2 wins and a placing.  She was unlucky in several of her runs and shows a great turn of foot in the final stages.  She has returned to the Te Akau stable and is another looking to front up at the trials soon.

It was pleasing to see long-time client and friend David Paykel get black-type success with his classy filly Serious Satire (More Than Ready x Zarzuela).  The Stephen Marsh trained galloper won the Gr.3 Gold Trail Stakes, though was unsuccessful in her Australian campaign.  Serious Satire was raised on the farm and returns to Trelawney to spell.  

Smashing (Pins x Ruud Van Slaats) ended her campaign running third in the Listed Lightning Handicap.  She is currently at the Te Akau farm and coming along nicely, it is hoped she will add further black-type to her page this season adding to her already valuable broodmare prospects.

O’Reilly mare Procurement (x Procure) has been retired to join the Trelawney broodmare band.  The Steven Marsh trained homebred ends her career with multiple stakes placings and will be a valuable addition to the team.  Procurement is currently in Australia and will be served by Fastnet Rock.

In Australia Suavito (Thorn Park x Queen Cha Cha), who was coming off an outstanding previous season, gave Trelawney its 34th Gr.1 win when taking out the CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield for Nigel Blackiston.  The mighty mare kicked off the 2016/17 season with a 6th in the Gr.2 PB Lawrence Stakes, pleasing connections with her run. She now heads to the Gr.2 Data Tan Chin Nam at Moonee Valley on 3 September, likely bypassing the Group 1 Memsie Stakes.   Suavito was bred by IDL Racing who were nominated for NZ breeder of the year, and was born and raised at Trelawney.

Another Australian based graduate Famous Seamus (Elusive City x Clinique) didn’t quite reach the form he has shown previously but did manage to add the Gr.3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes to his record in November 2015.  He has trialled this August and we watch keenly to see how he shapes up.

Master of Arts (Mastercraftsman x Petit Verdot) who is part of the dominant Darren Weir stable, ended the season on a roll clocking up four wins and a second from his final five starts, including the Listed Warrnambool Cup.  The Inglis Easter graduate showed he was up to the grade winning his final two at Flemington in good company.

Spieth (Thorn Park x Stella Livia) has been one to arrive on the scene and impress the critics in his debut campaign.  Trained by Sydney based kiwi Bryce Heys, Spieth was second on debut, and has since won four from his following six starts.  Heys is looking at the Listed City Tattersalls Club Lightning (1100m) at Randwick on October 15 as a likely target for the $200,000 NZB graduate. 

Trelawney had several consistent gallopers on the Asian scene.  Mighty Warrior (Savabeel x Pin Oak) and Olympic Anthem (Starcraft x Fire Song) were both regulars in the winners circle in Singapore, while Lucky Profit (Bernardini x La Sizeranne) got four wins and five placings from eleven starts in Hong Kong.   Fellow Hong Kong galloper Fabulous One (Elusive City x Beautiful Unicorn) got five wins for the season, four of these were in succession during a fruitful campaign beginning in October.  All are graduates of the NZB yearling sale.

With the 2016/17 season underway Trelawney already has two wins on the board, both progeny of Pedante.  Tak Fai of Pins (Pins) has won in Macau, while Lake Como (Pins) was successful over 1200m at Geelong.  With several talented gallopers poised to make a return it is hoped that the wins will keep coming, including the 35th Gr.1 for the farm.