HAYDEN JOINS US
Hayden Cullen a horseman of talent and wide experience will start work at All Stars on Monday as a senior stablehand.Hayden spent more than a dozen years working with Brent Mangos from 2002 and for the last period was a training partner during the Bettor Cover Lover era. He then switched to thoroughbreds for a short time at Windsor Park Stud but missed the racing aspect of the game and returned to his first love. For the past two years he has been with Graeme Rogerson..
"I was just looking for a change really and this looked a great opportunity for that. (Partner) Amanda will be helping out in the afternoons at this stage. We have a 4 year old daughter who takes up plenty of her time.
Hayden' holds the unusual distinction of owning a Breeder's Crown winner in Tuhimata Glass officially trained by Brent who was driven by Tony to win the 2yo trotting division in 2014
LAZARUS is giving the Americans a first look at him in public this week I understand. I don't think it is a qualifier just a sort of presentation probably with a little exhibition and he would then go for a qualifier the following week. They seem very happy with him and we are very happy Jimmy Takter is training him. Natalie and I visited his stable last year and spent virtually a whole day there. Its a great operation and Laz will be really happy in that sort of situation rather than being in a big stable based at a track. Our Breeder's Crown team, which now includes Show Gait with Reagan Todd to come over with us, leaves on the 31st with the team due to race on August 7. Poi and I will be with them with the Breeder's Crown on August 17 (semi finals) and 25th (finals). Natalie will be over on race night
COMINGS AND GOINGS -STABLE MANAGER
Plenty going on. Pacing Lou, One Change, and Brook Street are rising 2yo back in and Winterfell Ohanzee and Bettor My Dreamz -also American Pride. Spankem and All U Need is Faith are back hoppling along with Ultimate Machete.They are doing well,
Sicario, Jesse Duke, War Dan Delight and A Bettor Act go to Tim Trathens, and Funatthebeach, Taxman, Ruby Rose and Having the Faith go to Steve Boyd.
FACTS STATS AND THOUGHTS-SLAM DUNK! 2018
It wasn't that long ago the predictions were that with All Stars being shut out of buying many of the top lots at the Yearling Sales they would not dominate in age group racing as in the past. Not a great call.This season All Stars won all the two year old Group races-13 in all- and the only Listed race it didn't win, the PGG Sales Final, All Stars did not have a runner. The stable also won 9 of the 13 G1 and G2 races for 3yo; 4 of the 6 G1 and G2 races for 4 and 5 yo's; and 4 of the 7 open class G1's. On top was Elle Mac with 3 G1's in NZ
OUR SUCCESS IS A TEAM EFFORT
Matt Bowden (STABLE FOREMAN), Mike Woodlock, Dave Lewis, Rebecca Hendricks, Kerry Estreich (BLACKSMITH) , Olivia Thornley, Ashleigh Royal,
Carolyn Carney (OFFICE SECRETARY) Iva Junkova, Alison Ward, Terry Webster and Hayden Cullen