A Win For Darci’s Boy and Lincoln Farms!
It was a successful weekend at Kranji for Darci’s Boy ridden by A Collett
over 1600 metres.
A Win For Darci’s Boy and Lincoln Farms!
It was a successful weekend at Kranji for Darci’s Boy ridden by A Collett
over 1600 metres.
Hi Owners & Friends
Alexandra Park Owners Night is coming up on Friday, 10th August 2018,
this event will be held on a race night.
It is free for all owners, not just those with horses competing at the
Owners are also encouraged to bring along friends and acquaintances
who are interest in finding out more about becoming an owner
Owners Night will run throughout the evening and will Include
competitions and draws, the chance for prospective owners to
win phantom shares in a racehorse competing on the night and
An MC will interview various owners, trainers and drivers throughout
the evening and promote the various aspects of the sport and
experiences of the winning connections.
Potential owners can also meet with trainers and partners on
the night to learn how they can become part of the action.
This event will be held in the Tasman Room, 5.30pm start.
Free drink on arrival and nibbles will be served.
There will be a cash bar operating – (members pricing)
Lincoln Farms has reserved seating, which is limited.
It looks to be a great night!
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with number
attending to email@example.com
A decision taken just over 12 months ago returned a major dividend when Our Royal Lady made a harness racing winning debut in the 2017 Trotsguide.Com.Au SA Sapling Stakes (1800m) at Globe Derby Park.
Trained by Alan Cronin and driven by Ken Rogers, Our Royal Lady finished brilliantly to score a short half-head win from The Fifth Ace ($10.50) with Bulletproof Boy ($40.10), five metres away third.
Cronin, who trains at Monarto, south of Adelaide, regularly has a small team in work but just over 12 months ago had a discussion with longtime stable client Greg Moy.
A former Ballarat Harness Racing Club president, Mr Moy now resides at Glenelg in South Australia.
“We have had good success with the likes of Try Some Magic, Jakkara Magic and Burning Desire but they were coming to the end of their racing lives,” Cronin said.
“Greg asked me if I would like to have a go with a few two-year-olds and I accepted the challenge.
“Consequently, we haven’t been to the races for quite a while but tonight has made the break worthwhile.
“Greg went to yearling sales last year to pick out a few horses but ironically found Our Royal Lady in a paddock.
“He went to look at yearlings which were going to the sales and saw this filly in a paddock, asked about her, and purchased her on the spot.”
Cronin said the filly had always shown ability.
“She is still a bit immature but should continue to improve with racing and will be even better suited over trips such as 2230m.”
Our Royal Lady had trialled well in preparation for the Sapling Stakes and punters were happy to make her a strong favourite.
Rogers had her away well from gate one and took the trail behind Paris Scene which began quickly from gate four.
Don’t Tell William also got away quickly from gate nine and driver Lisa Ryan took him to the spot outside the lead resulting in 31.4 and 30.8 for the first two quarters which ensured Our Royal Lady remained comfortable third on the fence.
Ryan Hryhorec, on the Ray Holberton-trained The Fifth Ace, sprinted sharply coming off the back and dashed to what looked to be a winning break in the home straight.
When Don’t Tell William began to tire, Rogers took Our Royal Lady off the fence but gave her about 50 metres to keep balanced before asking her to take out after The Fifth Ace.
“I did think I might have left it a bit late,” Rogers said.
“The filly sprinted brilliantly once I asked her for an effort and on the line I wasn’t sure she had arrived but I was delighted when her number went up.
“With the good tempo she settled beautifully but because she is still learning I was careful not to push her out of her stride when I came off the inside. She has a lot of upside.”
Cronin added that he need to thank fellow trainer Lance Holberton.
“Lance has been fantastic. Whenever I have had an issue, Lance has been only too ready to help out with information when I’ve given him a call.”
The Sapling Stakes has been a feature two-year-old race in South Australia for many years with some champion winners, including Inter Dominion winner Richmond Lass, but sadly had only been able to be run once in the past three years through insufficient nominations.
The 2017 version was a wonderful race with an exciting finish and hopefully the Sapling Stakes has regained its prestige of past years and won’t suffer again going forward.
Our Royal Lady is the first winner for the son of Mach Three, Sir Lincoln or in Australia called Lincoln Royal. The Auckland Cup winner Sir Lincoln has a small crop of just 19 two-year-olds in Australia so his effort to leave a Sapling Stakes winner and a filly at that is impressive. Our Royal Lady was one of only three fillies in the race.
Source: Graham Fischer (www.harnesslink.com)
While the reports on Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal Aus) have been great from day one, its good to see these are being confirmed on the track.
Five NZ qualifiers :
Barkley (dam by Live Or Die out of a Holmes Hanover mare),
Lincoln Moment (dam by Falcon Seelster out of a New York Motoring mare),
John The Plumber (dam by Red River Hanover out of a Soky’s Atom mare),
Naya (dam by Grinfromeartoear out of a Fake Left mare),
Aramis (dam by Live Or Die out of a Payson’s Brother mare).
Aramis the first raceday starter on Friday 16 Dec in the $25K Breckon Farms Young Guns ran a very creditable 4th in a smart 1:57 mile rate over 1700m.
Driver Maurice McKendry was full of praise “He’s a real pro, he’s come a long way in a short time. Aramis has real zip will win at two and make a nice 3yo. I’ve also got a colt and filly by Linc that I like.”
Trainer Brian Hughes said “ I’ve always liked him, he’s got great gait, a good attitude and speed. I’ll give him a break and bring him back later in the season. He only qualified 6 days before in 2:08.5 now to run 1:57 shows how much potential he has.”
Bruce Negus ( trainer of John The Plumber) “ I’ve always thought a lot of him, his run on the grass at Methven and that of the Sir Lincoln filly Loissonya to both run under 2 minutes for the 1800m was huge. The colt is on track to run at Addington on the 23rd December”
NOTE: Sir Lincoln ( Lincoln Royal Aus ) has excellent fertility both in NZ and Aus.
A Merry Xmas and a Prosperous New Year to all, and a special thanks and good wishes to those who have made this Linc’s biggest season.
Lisa Latta rarely goes home empty-handed from Riccarton and she snared another major prize on Wednesday with Reilly Lincoln.
The Awapuni trainer also moved a step closer to a century of winners on the South Island’s principal course when the five-year-old outsped her rivals in the Gr.3 Lindauer Stewards’ Stakes Handicap.
It was Latta’s 86th success on the track and her first of New Zealand Cup and Show week.
Reilly Lincoln was a month between runs when she finished fifth in the Listed Pegasus Stakes on Saturday, a race she derived benefit from.
“They went hard the other day and she just compounded,” Latta said. “We’ve just swum her since then and she hasn’t had a saddle on her.”
Ridden by Rosie Myers, Reilly Lincoln jumped well to sit outside the leader and, after taking control on straightening, she held a strong gallop for the seventh win of her career and her first at stakes level.
“She had a beautiful trip today and she stripped a lot better than she did on the first day,” Latta said.
“We wanted to get some black type with her and she’ll have a week in the paddock now before we look for some nice sprints for her.”
Reilly Lincoln is raced by her breeders John and Lynne Street under their Lincoln Farms banner.
“They’ve been so loyal to me for a long time and they’re great friends,” Latta said.
Signify came on well from midfield to take second money with the pacemaker Batman a brave third ahead of Riding Shotgun, who came from last to run fourth. – NZ Racing Desk.
Even at this early stage Mach Three is looking like the most promising young sire of sires. His son Somebeachsomewhere leads the North American sires table from Bettor’s Delight with Mach Three in 3rd place.
Already with only two son’s with progeny racing in Somebeachsomewhere who needs no elaboration and Believeinbruiser against all odds with small crops doing a good job, Mach Three is well placed to make an important impact as a sire of sires. Both Sir Lincoln ( Lincoln Royal) and Auckland Reactor have been well received and good reports abound on both their foals.
Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal) from the family of champion sire Fake Left has 7/8ths the same pedigree as Somebeachsomewhere. Fake Left’s 2nd dam Miss exceptional is the 5th dam of Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal).
Believeinbruiser (Mach Three-Believeinyourdream-Long Ago Blue Chip) p3,1:53 ($247,756) from only 21 registered foals of racing age has left 10 winners including Bugger Bruiser 1:49.3 ($380,798), Bad Girl Vegas 1:52.3 ($193,989), Waco Bruiser p2,1:53.2, 1:52.3 ($113,902). All these out of non winning, or mares winning less than $29,000.
Mach Three sons Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal in Australia) and Auckland Reactor have had great support in their first 3 seasons at stud. Fly Like An Eagle has also joined them at stud.
Adding further kudos to this sireline is the strong demand for grandson Captaintrecherous with heavy support in both North America and now in Australia and New Zealand.
Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal) will have his biggest book this season, no doubt a direct result of the high regard his 2yos are held.
Pulp Fiction became the first horse to win the Sir Lincoln Riverton Cup when he scored by five and a quarter lengths in race record time at Ascot Park yesterday.
The Tony Stratford trained five year old also won the feature in 2014 as a three year old.
He was the lone starter off the 40 metre mark and driver Dexter Dunn caught the tape release perfectly.
With 1600 metres to run the five year old entire was still second last with Bettor Enforce making the play up front. With 750 metres to run Dunn set Pulp Fiction forward at great speed and he’d reached the lead within 300 metres.
He strolled down to the finish line to win by five and a half lengths from a game Bettor Enforce with Devil May Care running home late for third.
“He was pretty much spot on today. His work during the week was as good as he’s ever worked so we were pretty confident. Dexter was full of admiration for him. He said he just jogged it,” said Stratford.
His time of 3-22.3 was a new race record bettering 2008 Riverton Cup winner Presidential Reign’s time of 3-26.5. The track record for the distance of 3-20.1 is held by Isaiah.
The plan now for Pulp Fiction, who has won twelve races and is assessed as a C8 pacer, is to start in the junior Free For All at Addington on Cup Day.
“We’re under no illusions that he possibly will be outclassed but if he pust a performance together like he did today he won’t disgrace himself. If Dexter can’t drive him Matt Anderson will.”
Despite regular interest from buyers in purchasing the Art Major entire the connections are holding firm.
“There’ll come a time when he’s sold but I still reckon he’s got unfinished business here. I think he can win an Invercargill or a Northern Southland Cup. I believe he wasn’t even fifty per-cent right last year and he still only got beat by three and a half lengths (Invercargill Cup). I’m hoping he’ll hang around for that.”
Source: Bruce Stewart – Southland Harness Racing (photos & article) – www.harnesslink.com
Somebeachsomewhere the dominant sire at the recent Lexington Yearling Sale, had the top average of $123,615 (39 sold) the next highest Pacing Sire was Bettor’s Delight $55,655 (29 sold).The top 5 lots were out of Rocknroll Hanover, Bettor’s Delight, Mcardle, Artsplace and Western Terror mares,
He had 18 sell for $100,000 or more: 7 out of Western Hanover line stallions, 6 from Abercrombie line, 2 from McArdle mares, 2 from Dragon Again and one out of a Bettor’s Delight mares. Six of these were fillies, including the top Somebeachsomewhere price of $550,000.
As Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal Aus ) has 7/8 same pedigree and is as close a match in type as “Somebeach” we would expect the same mares to be an ideal match for Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal Aus). The strong demand for the somebeach fillies is mirrored somewhat by the excellent reports on the number or Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal Aus) fillies that look like making 2yos.
Of interest Somebeachsomewhere’s leading broodmare sires closely mirror these results. These are in order: Badlands Hanover (Western Hanover), Bettor’s Delight, Artsplace (Abercrombie), Artiscape (Abercrombie),Western Terror (Western Hanover), Life Sign (Abercrombie), Western Hanover, Art Major (Abercrombie) and, Dream Away (Abercrombie).
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Manhatten Beach and Limelight Beach are sons of champion racehorse and now leading sire Somebeachsomewhere out of Benear a Badlands Hanover mare in turn out of a Goalie Jeff (son of Cam Fella) mare.
Badlands Hanover mares have had a sensational record with Somebeachsomewhere (the best of all broodmare sires) , all eight foals won in 2;00 ,88% in 1;55, 50 % over $100K, with average earnings of $289,499, even excluding the top foal they have the highest average earnings of $164,327.
As Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal Aus ) has 7/8 same pedigree as “Somebeach” we would expect Badlands Hanover mares to be an ideal match for Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal Aus).
The Mach Three line represented by Somebeachsomewhere and Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal Aus) is ideally suited to go across Badlands Hanover mares as the Mach Three line speed is a perfect match for the staying qualities of Badlands Hanover.
The brothers have a desirable Cam Fella 4×4 reverse sex cross (see Sir Lincoln pedigree analysis). The the Abercrombie blood from Sir Lincoln’s pedigree (Mach Three’s dam is by Abercrombie) over Badlands Hanover mares replicates a very successful cross in the USA of Badlands over Abercrombie mares.
Sir Lincoln (Lincoln Royal Aus) is a good match for Badlands Hanover mares.
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Brilliant five-year-old Beaudiene Boaz, who became Australia’s latest harness racing million dollar pacer when he smashed the 2130m track record with an awesome display of his great ability to win the Navy Cup last Friday night, is poised to chalk up his eleventh victory in a group feature event by proving the master of his seven rivals in the $35,000 J. P. Stratton Cup at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
The New Zealand-bred star, Western Australia’s leading hope in the TABtouch interdominion championship in December, is awkwardly drawn at barrier No. 6. But he has the raw speed and fierce determination to overcome this disadvantage against several top-flight pacers.
Trainer Gary Hall sen. dominated last year’s Stratton Cup in which he prepared the trifecta, with Gary Hall jun. driving 7/4 on favourite Waylade to an easy victory over stablemates Classic American and Ideal Alice.
Hall jun. will again be in the sulky behind Beaudiene Boaz this week, with him and his father aiming to win the Stratton Cup for the fourth time — after wins with Bengeeman in 2002, Alzona in 2011 and Waylade last year.
After winning at three of his seven starts in New Zealand, Beaudiene Boaz has raced 27 times in Western Australia for 20 wins and three placings. His Navy Cup victory at the lucrative odds of 7/1 boosted his earnings to $1,021,344. His 20 WA wins include five in group 1 company, three in group 2 events and two in group 3 races.
Beaudiene Boaz went into last week’s race after being unplaced at his three previous outings. Hall jun. said after the stallion’s devastating victory in the Navy Cup that the pacer had thrown off the effects of a debilitating virus.
Hall restrained Beaudiene Boaz from barrier eight and the horse raced in last position before Hall set him alight with 1050m to travel. Beaudiene Boaz mustered speed brilliantly and in windy conditions and on a soft, rain-affected track he burst past the pacemaker and 7/4 on favourite Bettors Fire 680m from home.
Beaudiene Boaz then streaked away from the opposition and won by two and a half lengths from Bettors Fire, rating 1.52.9 which eclipsed the 2130m track record of 1.53.6 set by David Hercules in May 2013.
Bettors Fire fought on tenaciously to finish second last week when Beaudiene Boaz sprinted over the final quarters in 27.3sec. and 28.2sec. He began fast from barrier seven, but had to work hard, out four wide for the first 200m, three wide for the next 300m and then in the breeze before getting to the front 700m after the start. It was a fine performance by a horse who had scored stylish victories at his three previous starts.
Bettors Fire, trained and driven by Kyle Harper, is favourably drawn at barrier two this week, with Libertybelle Midfrew drawn the prized No. 1 position. Both possess excellent gate speed and excel as frontrunners.
Libertybelle Midfrew bounced back to her best form last Friday week when she gave a bold frontrunning display to win the 2130m Media Guild Cup at a 1.57.6 rate from the fast-finishing Heez On Fire, who was having his first start for seven months.
Heez On Fire, who is now trained and raced on leas by Bill Horn, has recovered from a damaged near foreleg and looks set for a successful campaign.
At his return to racing Heez On Fire started out wide at barrier seven and he was most impressive in charging home from last with 250m to travel to finish a half-length behind Libertybelle Midfrew, who will again be driven by Shannon Suvaljko for Henley Brook trainer Mike Reed, who prepared Capitol V for his win in the 2008 Stratton Cup.
Twenty-five years ago Chris Lewis teamed with Horn to win the Stratton Cup with Village Kid. Horn and Lewis had previously won the Stratton Cup with Black Irish (1983) and Village Kid in 1985 and 1988.
Subsequently, Lewis has won Stratton Cups behind Ohoka Ace (2005), Sneakyn Down Under (2009) and Sensational Gabby (2014).
Adding quality to Friday night’s Cup field are The Bucket List, Tricky Styx and Mynameskenny.
The Michael Brennan-trained The Bucket List (Michael Grantham) is in splendid form with two wins, a second and a third from four starts since resuming after a spell, the Jesse Moore-trained Tricky Styx has earned $347,883 from 18 wins and 11 placings from 42 starts and five-year-old Mynameskenny, trained by John Oldroyd, has created an excellent impression with 14 wins from his past 17 starts.
Source: harnesslink – Ken Casellas