Its one two three and four for All Stars in the open pace at Addington (Funatthebeach, Elle Mac, Eamon Maguire (outer) ) but there is no doubt who is No 1 on the day
A horse for all owners and the right breeder-owners for such a horse. The Van Beek family (with a dash of Frank Murfitt) celebrates and Locaz seems to be agreeing its a great day
Trevor and Kate admire Winterfell who shows off the rump he showed to his opponents in an impressive return to his best at Addington
THE AGE GROUP RACES
Mark wasn’t sure what happened when Smooth Deal went out of his gear early in his Sires Stakes heat at Addington.
“He’s done it before but there was no apparent reason for it this time. He might have touched a knee it is just hard to say” Mark said.
Smooth Deal qualified for final during his Auckland campaign so Saturday’s failure was not as crucial as it might have been.
Princess Tiffany made no such errors in her “must win” Nevele R Filly heat taking over after 600m and dictating terms giving nothing a chance with a 26.5 final 400m.
Natalie was very confident going into the race and it was fully justified.
*TAILORED ELEGANCE, surely a star arising, went to the line strongly in the two year old Trotting Stakes, showing more ringcraft each start. Mark was very pleased with that effort
2nd generation equine “Whitelock”, Princess Tiffany,meets three generations of the human Whitelock family after winning her Nevele R heat at Addington her last chance to qualify for the rich Final next month
Princess Tiffany made it 11 from 13 and looks in for a huge autumn,
Tailored Elegance-not long for the knockout punch now
Our new Stable Foreman Hayden Cullen keeps us up to date with stable news
Past Stars at All Stars
Turn It Up aims to become the best yet by Courage Under Fire but its a tall mountain to claim. Here is SMOLDA beating the outstanding OHOKA PUNTER in the 2015 Ashburton Flying Stakes and by the time he was retired from All Stars he had won over $2m and numerous features including an Inter Dominion final for Neil Pilcher, the ultimate Courage Under Fire fan, Phil and Glenys Kennard and Marcus Kirkwood who went on to write a book about the superstar. Well why wouldn’t you ?