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Class of 2023

Check out the credentials of the Lincoln Farms’ class of 2023 which are available for partnerships, with some terrific shots by leading photographer Trish Dunell.

Anna Lincoln

10% share: $3450 ($3000 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Jessie

Ray Green: “She’s a lovely, big filly who has probably grown too fast. She’s one for further down the track.”

Breeding: Sweet Lou - Jessies Cullen filly

After paying top dollar for Jessies Cullen’s yearling one year earlier (Colonel Lincoln) it wasn’t surprising Lincoln Farms snapped up this filly as a weanling.

The names on her pedigree page will be familiar to most harness fans - big winners like American Dealer, All U Need Is Faith, Pacing Major, Nad, Pazam, Chatham Grace, Pacing Grace and Aladdin.


Lenny Lincoln

10% share: $3450 ($3000 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Vinnie

Ray Green: “We had to ease up on him when he had an accident and cut a leg. He’s back in work and feels speedy. He’s not a big horse but that doesn’t mean he won’t be any good. He’s strongly built.”

Breeding: Vincent - Tristar Brigade colt

This filly is a half sister to big Perth winner Parmesan (25 wins) and a literal brigade of winners features in her family including tough racehorse Classie Brigade (21 wins, $595,000), Doubledelightbrigade (27 wins, now in US) and Trilight Brigade (14 wins).

He is by Alabar’s exciting new sire Vincent, whose oldest progeny are two. Vincent was a class act on the racetrack, winning 16 of his 19 starts including four a Group I level.


Leo Lincoln

10% share: $4830 ($4200 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Alta

Ray Green: “He’s quite a big fella, he’s been growing quickly. There’s nothing wrong with him but he could be one for later on.”

Breeding: Art Major - Alta Valencia colt

This colt is only the second foal of Alta Valencia, a sister to Alta Intrigue who ran third for Lincoln Farms in Raukapuka Ruler’s Great Northern Derby. He won four races and ran 10 seconds before being sold to Perth where he won another 10 races.

This colt’s second dam Samantha Q won nine times in the States and also produced Jack Ryan (7 wins). It is the family of multiple American race winners Teenage Paige (24 wins), Cue The Paige (24 wins), Agent Q (18 wins) and Australian mare Getya Wings Out (11 wins).


Lilly Lincoln

10% share: $3680 ($3200 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Lizzie

Ray Green: “She can be a bit hot sometimes but she goes nicely enough.”

Breeding: Art Major - Fizzi Lizzi filly

This filly is the third foal out of the smart racemare Fizzi Lizzi (8 wins) who is a half-sister to the very fast Averil’s Quest (9 wins). Second dam Averil’s Atom also produced Shezacullen (10 wins in Victoria) and Shezaball (8 wins) who in turn left a host of black type winners.

Art Major at the age of 23 still ranks as one of the most popular sires, his progeny in New Zealand, Australia and North America having won more than $250 million in prizemoney.


Lincoln Blue

10% share: $13,225 ($11,500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Rocket

Ray Green: “He’s a nice little horse, a chunky guy, and a good pacer. He hasn’t done as much as some of the others but nothing suggests he won’t make a two-year-old.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Pop Princess colt

One name stands out on Lincoln Blue’s pedigree page - Chachingchaching, the winner of seven races for Lincoln Farms and another nine in Australia after being sold. Second dam Affairs Of State also left the good racehorses Ring The Till (17 wins) and Smart Fortune (10 wins).

This colt is by long time champion sire Bettor’s Delight who has sired the winners of more than $422million.


Lincoln Cove

10% share: $17,825 ($15,500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Bill

Ray Green: “I rated him the best colt in the sale and gave him 8.5 out of 10. He has great balance and a beautiful big shoulder. His heart rate recovery is better than any of the others so he has a good motor.”

Breeding: Downbytheseaside - Everlasting Grace colt

This colt is only the second foal of the Bettor’s Delight mare Everlasting Grace who won six races.

The progeny of second dam Jessie Grace and her daughters fill most of the pedigree page, with big winners like Pacing Grace, Pacing Major, All U Need Is Faith, Aladdin, Virgil and, most notably, Lincoln Farms’ former star pacer American Dealer, now a big winner in the United States.


Lincoln La Moose

10% share: $12,650 ($11,000 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Arnie

Ray Green: “He’s a nice pacer. We gave him a break but he’s back in now. He’s done nothing wrong and there’s no reason he can’t be an early runner.”

Breeding: Art Major - Cullens Princess colt

Lincoln Farms’ owner John Street bid aggressively on this Art Major colt whose dam Cullen’s Princess scored a strike only a few hours earlier when her third foal Miki Montana ran second behind True Fantasy in the Harness Million Fillies’ Final at Alexandra Park.

But it was the heavy black type attached to second dam Tosti Girl that clinched the deal, her winners including NZ Cup hero Thefixer (12 wins, $1.05million), Precious M (15 wins), The Honey Queen (13 wins) and Sir Tosti Mach (9 wins).



Class of 2021-2022

The three most forward colts in a training run at Pukekohe - Ideal Kingdom (Andrew Drake) leads Lincoln River (Andrew Sharpe) and Frankie Major (Zachary Butcher).The three most forward colts in a training run at Pukekohe - Ideal Kingdom (Andrew Drake) leads Lincoln River (Andrew Sharpe) and Frankie Major (Zachary Butcher).

Favourite time of the year

For Lincoln Farms’ trainer Ray Green, it’s one of his favourite times of the year - when he starts to ask more questions of his band of rising two-year-olds.

Some will respond, others will start to struggle, but in a just a few more weeks Green will know just how many of his youngsters will shape into Young Guns.

Green’s class of 2021-22 includes 10 for Lincoln Farms and another half dozen of his own and those belonging to outside clients.

When leading Auckland photogragher Trish Dunell captured the babies going through their paces at Pukekohe the three most forward colts Frankie Major, Lincoln River and Ideal Kingdom cut a fine dash.

Dragging heavy work carts, Green was rapt to see the trio running 2:14 for a mile.

“They’ll find an extra few seconds when they get their race carts on but Frankie Major has already run a quarter in 28.2.

“They’ll be ready to go by the end of next month,” says Green, the green light date coinciding with January 1 when they officially turn two under the new calender season.

Harness Racing New Zealand has just amended its rules to allow yearling workouts and trials starting immediately, to be known as rising two-year-old heats.

The first two-year-old races at Alexandra Park will be on January 21 with a race for colts and geldings and a race for fillies.

The first Young Guns heat for colts and geldings will be held on February 11, the big night featuring three Harness Millions races. The fillies get their turn a week later.

The $75,000 Finals will be held on March 25.

Check out the credentials of Lincoln Farms’ class of 2021 alongside Dunell’s outstanding pictorial coverage.

American Rocker FULL

10% share: $4600 ($4000 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Rocker

Ray Green: “She looks classy and has good acceleration and a bit of quick speed. I’ve taken a share in her.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Sabellian filly

The fourth foal of Sires Stakes Silver winner Sabellian, this filly is a half sister to (Heza) Slick Joe (4 wins). Her second dam Sabine is a sister to the classy Roman Gladiator who claimed two Group Is among his 19 wins, the NSW Derby and Sires’ Stakes 3yo Final.

It is the family of Scorching (11 wins), Roman Conqueror (65 wins), On The Cards (11 wins) and Quick Fun (17 wins).


Bettor Cheer

10% share: $23,575 ($20,500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Dave

Ray Green: “I couldn’t fault him at the sales - everything conformation-wise was perfect and he had a laid back attitude and temperament. He paces nicely but looks like he might take a little time.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Galleons Cheer colt

By the champion sire, this colt is out of Galleons Cheer, a remarkable producer for Beaudine Breeding’s Dave Kennedy, and takes up the entire pedigree page with her offspring and their progeny.

His full sister Cheer The Lady numbered among her 11 wins the New Zealand Oaks. Another NZ Oaks winner also appears in his pedigree, Spanish Armada (14 wins, $787,000), the winner of six Group One races.

It is the family of Galleon’s Warrior (11 wins) and (My) Venice Beach (11 wins).


Colonel Lincoln

10% share: $24,725 ($21,500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Colonel

Ray Green: “He’s a lovely pacer but was starting to break for no reason so he just needs to chill out a bit.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Jessie’s Cullen colt

Bred on the golden cross of champion stallion Bettor’s Delight over a Christian Cullen mare, he was the standout of Woodlands Stud’s draft and the second top priced colt at Karaka.

He is the fifth foal of nine race winner Jessies Cullen and his second dam Jessie Grace was a prolific producer of 11 winners including Nad, Pazam, Chatham Grace and Pacing Grace.

It’s the family of big winners Pacing Major, All U Need Is Faith and (Our) Amazing Art, and features recent top three-year-olds Aladdin and Lincoln Farms’ former star American Dealer.


Commander Lincoln

10% share: $12,075 ($10,500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Commander

Ray Green: “He’s a good pacer who has had two preps but he’s resting at the moment after getting a little hock injury.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Readallaboutit colt

Lincoln Farms has had three full brothers, including family headliner (My) Hard Copy so it didn’t take much for Green to dive into the fire again, especially as this colt is by his favourite sire American Ideal.

(My) Hard Copy, bought as a weanling for just $4500 by Green’s wife Debbie, won 27 races and more than $1.27 million in Western Australia. My Carbon Copy has won 12 races there and Copy N Pace six.

It is the family of Run Oneover (24 wins) and Presidential Belle (8 wins).


Frankie Major FULL

10% share: $8625 ($7500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Frankie

Ray Green: “He’s a nice pacer who seems to have a bit of speed. He ran a quarter in 28.2 the other day pulling a heavy cart.”

Breeding: Art Major - Delight Me colt

The sixth foal of a Bettor’s Delight mare, he is a brother to Delightful Major (7 wins). His half sister Goodness Gracious Me won six races.

His second dam Estabella produced Milly Me who won 17 races in the States.

It is the family of Eclipse Me (6 wins), (Its) Bettor Me (10 wins), American Me (5 wins) and fast pacer Pocket Me (13 wins) who ran third in an Interdominion Final.


Ideal Kingdom

10% share: $5635 ($4900 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: King

Ray Green: “He’s nothing spectacular to look at but he feels very tradesmanlike and he’s elevated himself to being in the top three.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Queen Of The Crop colt

This colt is out of a half sister to New York Town, who won six here and seven in the States.

His third dam Pippa left a string of good performers in America including Bye Bye Pippa (11 wins), Ferrari Sena (24 wins), Pieraz (35 wins), Skyfall Sena (16 wins) and Sheringham (16 wins).


Illustrious Arden

10% share: $5175 ($4500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Lusty

Ray Green: “She’s a good, strong Vincent filly who goes along nicely and seems to have a little speed.”

Breeding: Vincent - Arden’s Rockstar filly

This filly is one of the first crop of new sire Vincent, who, while retired at only four, won 16 of his 19 races for All Stars including the Group I Auckland Cup, New Zealand Derby and NSW Derby.

She is the first foal of Arden’s Rockstar who raced only once but is a half sister to 14-race winner Arden Voyager and Celestial Arden who won five races here, nine in New South Wales and three and counting in the States.

Third dam Achieve A Dream had four to the races for four winners and fourth dam Arden’s Dream had nine to the races for nine winners including Fantastic Dream (33 wins) and Group I winner Arden Banner.


Lincoln River

10% share: $15,525 ($13,500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: River

Ray Green: “You can’t fault what he’s done. He’s a strong colt, not very big, but he’s a nice pacer and is one of our three most forward colts.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Ideal Belle colt

Lincoln River is only the second foal and first colt out of the 2014 New Zealand Oaks winner Ideal Belle who is a half sister to triple Group I winner Five Card Draw, both of whom were trained by Barry Purdon.

His second dam Blistering Belle had nine to the races for nine winners.


Major Achievement

10% share: $5175 ($4500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Archie

Ray Green: “He broke in well but he’s a big, immature horse and it took a while to get him gaited. He couldn’t quite cope with the workload when we stepped him up so we’ve turned him out.”

Breeding: Art Major - Atom Queen colt

This colt is a half brother to 26-race winner Upanatom and Zacharia (12 wins including the Welcome Stakes at two).

His second dam was 2011-12 broodmare excellence winner Maureen’s Dream whose 11 winners included Reality Check (6 wins). She was named broodmare of the year through the deeds of 2019-20 Horse of the Year Ultimate Sniper (14 wins, four at Group I level including an Interdominion Grand Final) and Ultimate Machete (13 wins, including six Group I races).


Neptune

10% share: $15,525 ($13,500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $287.50 ($250 + GST).

Stable name: Tunes

Ray Green: “He’s been slow maturing and is still a bit immature but he goes along well.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Safedra colt

This colt is the fifth foal of 10-race winner Safedra who has already produced Dr Susan (8 wins), La Rosa (5 wins including the Harness Million at two) and Buzinga (7 wins) who is now racing in the States.

Second dam Sparks A Flyin (12 wins) left the brilliant multiple Group race winner Bettor’s Fire (64 wins, $1.1 m, 1:50.2), (My) Alpha Rock (20 wins, 1:49.5) and Art Union (17 wins).



Class of 2020-21

Trainer Ray Green is excited about his new bunch of two-year-olds who are speeding up in their work at Pukekohe and believes they could be one of Lincoln Farms’ better juvenile crops.

“It’s hard to really know until you push the button but there are seven or eight who could end up serious horses.”

Check out the class of 2020 below, with current photos shot by Trish Dunell and how they looked as yearlings, and if one strikes your fancy contact Ian Middleton to see if shares are available in the partnership.

Arden’s Horizon FULL

10% share: $8625 ($7500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Arden

Ray Green: “He used to be very colty but he’s coming to it now. Every time he steps out he improves.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Arden’s Rose

This colt is from a family of Group race winners. He is the first foal of a Somebeachsomewhere mare who was unraced.

His third dam Winter Rose, winner of the 2014-15 broodmare excellence award, produced 12 foals, 11 to race for nine winners, including Victoria Cup winner Bettor’s Strike (16 wins), Arden’s Choice (7 wins), Rocknroll Arden (6 wins) and Southwind Arden (9 wins).


Arden’s Illusion FULL

10% share: $6670 ($5800 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Trix

Ray Green: “He’s a nice little horse who has done nothing wrong and has shown a bit of speed. He’ll only get better. There’s no reason why he won’t make a two-year-old.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Tricky Woman

This colt has three millionaires in his pedigree. He is the sixth foal of Tricky Woman who is a half sister to former New Zealand mile record holder Scuse Me, the dam of topliners Adore Me, Have Faith In Me and Splendid Dreams, who left Christen Me.

All four of Tricky Woman’s foals to race have won - Bettor Trix, Bettor To Be Tricky, Copperfield and Wat A Woman.


Argyle FULL

10% share: $26,220 ($22,800 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Argyle

Ray Green: “He’s a quality big colt which is what you’d expect for his price tag. He’s great gaited and has done everything naturally from day one. He’s showing a bit of zip.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Royal Gem

This colt is from a family well known to Lincoln Farms. He is only the second foal of Royal Gem who was in utero when John Street bought Tania Tandias at a dispersal sale.

Royal Gem was very fast but was always lame and never raced but Tania Tandias has left the tough racehorses Tommy Lincoln, recent winner of the Summer Cup, and Lincoln Road and Lincoln’s Girl who excelled in Australia.


Louie Lebeau FULL

10% share: $4600 ($4000 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Louie

Ray Green: “He was my early favourite but he’s been getting a bit hot lately. He feels like he’s got a bit of speed.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Unlikely Lady

This colt is the first foal of the unraced Artsplace mare Unlikely Lady but his third dam Affairs Of State left the tough pacer Chachingchaching, who won seven races for Lincoln Farms before his sale to Australia where he scored another nine times.

The colt’s fourth dam is champion mare Under Cover Lover who won 12 races and clocked 1:51.8 in the States.


Major Grace FULL

10% share: $7475 ($6500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Grace

Ray Green: “She’s a nice, strong, athletic looking filly who has been a natural from day one and has never done anything wrong.”

Breeding: Art Major - Zariya

This filly is from a family Lincoln Farms is well familiar with. Her second dam Pacing Grace, who won eight races, has produced good winners All U Need Is Faith (17 wins, 1:49.8), Pacing Major (who won four times as a 2yo), Amazing Art and Grace Way.

Grace Way is the dam of good performers Make Way and Man Of Action, who are both racing successfully in Australia for Lincoln Farms.


Next To Me FULL

10% share: $25,300 ($22,000 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Diesel

Ray Green: “He goes pretty nicely and is in the top three at this stage. He’s not overly enthusiastic and only does what he has to, but that’s a typical Bettor’s Delight trait. I couldn’t fault him at the sales. He had a great pedigree, conformation, temperament and was a great walker.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Splendid Deal

This colt is from the prolific winning family of Woodlands Stud’s the late Charlie Roberts, Splendid Deal having produced, among others, Victoria Derby winner Maxim (12 wins) and NZ Oaks winner Splendour (8 wins).

Second dam Splendid Dreams, a half sister to Adore Me (26 wins, 1:47.7) and Have Faith In Me (32 wins, 1:49.6), was the 2015-16 Broodmare of the Year and left the champions Christen Me (46 wins, 1:49.1) and Dream About Me (25 wins, $1.4million).


Nirvana Franco FULL

10% share: $13,800 ($12,000 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Nirvana

Ray Green: ‘She’s a big, tough filly who can go enough but sometimes she doesn’t concentrate. She was my number one choice at the Christchurch sale and I thought we’d have to pay a lot more for her.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Nearea Franco

This filly is the ninth foal of Nearea Franco who won 11 races including the Group I Queen Of Hearts and clocked 1:54.4 in winning the Four-year-old Diamond at Cambridge’s 2008 Harness Jewels.

She left 32-race winner Nike Franco, a multiple Group I winner in Australia who has since clocked 1:48 in the United States.

The filly is a full sister to this season’s highly rated All Stars’ three-year-old Shan Noble.


Pasquale

10% share: $14,720 ($12,800 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Passy

Ray Green: “We gelded him a month ago as he was starting to think about other things too much. He’s a good pacer and there’s no reason why he won’t make a two-year-old.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Holly Madison

Bred on the golden cross, by Bettor’s Delight out of a Christian Cullen mare, this colt has many big winners on his pedigree page including Jays Debut, Got It Seeled, J Walker, Rubens Barrichello, Sovereign Hill and Black Reef.

He is from the celebrated Black Watch family and his dam Holly Madison, grand dam Tarena Jay and great grand dam Jayvee all won five races.


Simply Sam FULL

10% share: $5175 ($4500 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Sam

Ray Green: “Some of the others are a bit more precocious than him but he’s a lovely big horse who is still developing. He’s a good pacer and he’s very willing. He’s got everything going for him and could develop into a tidy racehorse.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Simply Stunning

The first colt out of six-race winner Simply Stunning, he has numerous black type winners in his pedigree. His grand dam Sabelle is a half sister to 18-race winner Elmer Gantry and left eight winners including (Total) Defiance who won 22 races in Perth and another 18 in the States and Lavros Odysseus who also won 18 races there.

Third dam Bridie’s Belle left Seelster Belle who won 33 in the States. More recent USA winner Risk (1:48.4) is from the same family.


Sugar Apple FULL

10% share: $5750 ($5000 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Apple

Ray Green: “He’s as good as anything we’ve got. He was a handful to start with and used to put the boot in but he’s a perfect gentleman now. He’s a favourite of Andre (Poutama) who has put in dibs on driving him.”

Breeding: Sweet Lou - Maddisons Delight

This colt is the third foal of a Bettor’s Delight mare and is a half brother to Lincoln Farms’ outstanding age group performer American Dealer, winner of the Two-year-old Sires’ Stakes.

His grand dam Pacing Grace won eight races and has left winners in All U Need Is Faith, Grace Way, Amazing Art, Symphony In Motion, Pacing Major, Reckon I’m Smart and Miss Graceful. Grace Way left the fast pacer Forgotten Highway and good winners for Lincoln Farms in Make Way and Man Of Action.


Toe The Line

10% share: $4600 ($4000 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Charlie

Ray Green: “Early on, he showed a lot but he wasn’t strong enough to cope when we speeded him up. He’s been in the paddock for a couple of months now but will be back in the new year. He was only a little fella but has grown a lot.”

Breeding: Betting Line - Arden Caviar

This colt is a half brother to Lincoln Farms’ capable pacer Captain Nemo and Arden Caviar’s first foal is the speedy mare Pearl Harbour.

Betting Line is the fastest son of champion sire Bettor’s Delight and won 14 consecutive races at three in the States. His oldest progeny here are two-year-olds.


Whiz On Bye FULL

10% share: $4600 ($4000 + GST). Monthly training fee for a 10% share: $264.50 ($230 + GST).

Stable name: Whiz

Ray Green: “He’s a lovely horse. He’s very promising and is going every bit as well as most of the others.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Vivacious Madonna

This colt is the first foal of a winning Art Major mare.

His second dam Vicario is a half sister to dual New Zealand Cup winner Il Vicolo and left nine winners including Stunin Cullen (18 wins) and Coburg (10 wins), who produced Group I winner Veste, now the dam of recent Sires’ Stakes Three-Year-Old Final winner It’s All About Faith.




Class of 2019

American Dealer FULL

10% share: $5750. ($5000 plus GST)

Stable name: Major

Ray Green: “He’s a nice little horse who should make a two-year-old. He’s a good pacer who’s done nothing wrong but I gave him a bit of a break as he was a bit small and weak.”

January 25 update: In only his second workout today, American Dealer led all the way to score by three-quarters of a length from stablemate Prestige Stride after which driver Andre Poutama reported he felt a little tired in the running. Says Green: “He’s a dear little horse who is a real tradesman. He’s certainly got the manners to make it.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Maddison’s Delight

From a family rich in black type, this colt is the second foal of a Bettor’s Delight mare who is a half sister to headliners (Our) Amazing Art (15 wins), All U Need Is Faith (8 wins), Pacing Major (13 wins) and Grace Way, the dam of Lincoln Farms’ smart colt Make Way (13 wins).

Crack Group I filly Linda Lovegrace (14 wins) also appears in his pedigree.


Apieceoflou

10% share: $11,500 ($10,000 plus GST)

Stable name: Frank

Ray Green: “He’s jogging up and is due to start fast work again soon. He was a big, gangly weakling but has strengthened up considerably this time in. He’s still got some developing to do - he needs to pop up in the wither - but he paces well enough and he’s got some good American blood.”

January 25 update: “He’s improved immensely in the last few weeks and is training down really well, getter better each time we take him out. He’s the biggest improver of all on the farm.”

Breeding: Sweet Lou - Wantapieceofme

Out of a half sister to a 1:47 winner, Apieceoflou boasts a string of big race winners in the United States in his family including Hop Sing (27 wins), world champion Shebestingin (18 wins, 1:47) and Bono Bests (25 wins).

He is out of the Rocknroll Hanover mare Wantapieceofme, whose only other foal Betterpiece has won two races in Western Australia.


Bondi Shake FULL

10% share: $5750 ($5000 plus GST)

Stable name: Bobby

Ray Green: “He was one of my favourites at the yearling sales and we stole him. He’s about the only Somebeachsomewhere I’ve ever liked and I couldn’t fault what he’s done so far. He’s perfectly mannered with a nice stride and is on target for the first Young Guns heat.

January 25 update: “He had the best part of a month off after showing signs of getting tired, but is back training well and will have his first fast test next Saturday. I’ve always liked him. He’s a beautiful horse who does everything nicely. Whether he’s got big speed or not I’m not sure yet but he certainly has all the manners and gait. He’ll win races for sure.”

Breeding: Somebeachsomewhere - Seven Point One

Bondi Shake is the first colt out of six-race winner Seven Point One who is a half sister to the good winners Courtney John and Bobbie McArdle.

Her third dam Port Medley won the 2005-06 Broodmare excellence award, leaving 15 foals who all raced, for 12 winners, including Falcon’s Medley (16 wins) and Lively Medley (20 wins).


Brodie Lindenny

10% share: $8050 ($7000 plus GST)

Stable name: Lenny

Ray Green: “He’s very big and immature and has been slow to develop but he’ll come to it later. We gelded him last week.”

January 25 update: “Just trying to get him to pace at the moment is a major. He’s a rangy type who’s going to take time.”

Breeding: Bettor’s Delight - Lady Dancer

Brodie Lindenny is the fifth foal of a seven race winner in Lady Dancer. She has had three foals to the races including the eight-race winner Come Dance With Me, who is racing in Western Australia, and Dancing Dixie.

It is the family of crack pacer Surprise Package who won 13 races in New Zealand and another 14 in the United States.

Second dam Jodi Vance left eight winners.


Captain Nemo FULL

10% share: $14,950 ($13,000 plus GST)

Stable name: Nemo

Ray Green: “He’s a typical Captaintreacherous, athletic looking with a beautiful long body. I like him a lot and I think he’ll develop into a pretty nice racehorse. He’s improving all the time and is one of the most forward of my two-year-olds. He’s won a workout and his qualifying trial and is right on target for the first Young Guns heat.”

June 16 update: “I can’t fault what he’s done so far and he’s coming up really well. He’s a big, powerful colt and this will be his year. I’m high on him and think he will really excel. He’s one of our big hopes for the three-year-old races. I’ll be trialling him on Friday.”

Breeding: Captaintreacherous - Arden Caviar

Captain Nemo, by a much touted son of the ill-fated Somebeachsomewhere, is from a prolific winning family.

His dam Arden Caviar is a half sister to Bettor’s Strike (16 wins, A$789,000), multiple Group I winner Arden’s Choice (7 wins), Southwind Arden (9 wins) and Rocknroll Arden (6 wins).

Third dam Bella Chip, who paced 1:52.6 in the United States, left the Group I Victoria Derby winner Bella’s Boy (16 wins, $437,000).


Franco Nandor FULL

10% share: $17,250 ($15,000 plus GST)

Stable name: Nandor

Ray Green: “He’s a lovely horse who goes well but we gelded him last week because he was getting too heavy topped and was starting to get a bit aggressive so we decided to nip that in the bud.”

January 25 update: Nandor won his first workout on January 14 but got too fierce behind the gate in today’s qualifying trial and galloped. Driver Andrew Drake said he might have been better to press on, rather than try to hold him back. “He knows what he’s out there for now. As soon as we got up behind the gate I had to go for another grip.” Says Green: “He’s a nice horse in the making and just needs some fine tuning. He should be ready for the last Young Guns heat next month.”

Breeding: Mach Three - Nicaea Franco

Franco Nandor is from the Spreydon Lodge family of the big winner Nearea Franco, the winner of 11 races, including the Group I Queen Of Hearts. She was crowned four-year-old mare of the year in 2007-08, and is the dam of Nike Franco (30 wins) who has paced 1:49 in the United States.

He is the first foal of the one-race winner Nicaea Franco. His third dam No Paba left eight winners.


Jeff Beck FULL

10% share: $11,500 ($10,000 plus GST)

Stable name: Tommy

Ray Green: “Early on I thought he’d be a Young Guns horse, and he probably still will be, but not for the first couple of heats. We trained him down to 2:10 and he was nicely gaited but was a bit of a wanderer. He’s grown a lot since the yearling parade in August and is on his way up again.”

January 25 update: Jeff Beck won his first workout on January 4 but galloped soon after the start of his qualifying trial today. “I told Andre to test him a bit today and he obviously wasn’t quite ready for it. He just wasn’t used to being rushed out of the gate and lost the plot. His hopples were a bit long so we’ll tighten them up and plug his ears. We’re aiming him for the last Young Guns heat on February 28.”

Breeding: Rock N Roll Heaven - Lady Fingers

This cracking colt’s half sister The Orange Agent dominated her age group, winning 13 of her first 19 starts and 18 in all, including four Group I races.

He is the eighth foal of the mare Lady Fingers, who has had four to the races for four winners, the most recent Australasian record-breaking filly Cheesy Fingers, who posted a 1:50.3 mile at Menangle in January within days of landing in Australia after being sold out of Bunty and Gareth Hughes’ stable.


Louie The Punter

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Stable name: Kenny

Ray Green: ”He’s a nice pacer but is quite immature and we gelded him last week. He’ll come to it later.”

January 25 update: “His biggest claim to fame so far is his ability to escape out the gate from his paddock. He’s going to take a bit of time.”

Breeding: Sweet Lou - Love A Gamble

This colt’s full brother is the smart Double Or Nothing, one of the best of Lincoln Farms’ juvenile team last season.

His dam Love A Gamble has already produced nine-race winner Let It Ride, a star of the Tim Butt stable in Australia where he has won two Group I races, the Breeders’ Challenge Final in Sydney and Blacks A Fake in Brisbane.

Second dam Stylish Sweetheart (12 wins) was a star age group performer and left fast horses in Gomeo Romeo (13 wins) and Sterlish (15 wins).


Spice It Up

10% share: $8625 ($7500 plus GST)

Stable name: Spicey

Ray Green: “She’s shown us plenty and looks like being our best filly. She’s quite fat and we’ve had a bit of trouble with her tying up but I expect her to be very competitive in the fillies Young Guns heats.”

January 25 update: “She’s got all the ability in the world but she’s tied up badly on us again so I’ve turned her out. Even though she’s coming right, she hasn’t responded quickly enough for the Young Guns races. To press on now would only be detrimental to her mental state. She oozes ability and I don’t want to risk her.”

Breeding: Captaintreacherous - Soul Sister

Captaintreacherous, a son of the ill-fated champion stallion Somebeachsomewhere, hasn’t yet had any progeny to the racetrack in the southern hemisphere. The winner of 21 of his 26 starts at two and three he was, however, the leading sire of juveniles in the United States last year.

This filly’s dam was unraced but her granddam Andress Blue Chip is a virtual household name in the harness breeding world, her pinup offspring the freakish filly Carabella, who won 17 of her 19 races.


The Informant FULL

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Stable name: Reuben

Ray Green: “He’s about to start fast working again. We trained him down to 2:10 and he wasn’t quite coping - he’s a typical American Ideal and was changing stride - but this time in he should be much better. He’s a lot bigger than Hard Copy and is the closest to him conformation-wise than any of his other siblings.”

January 25 update: “He’s on the easy list after being gelded this week. He was getting too colty and distracted. He’s a typical American Ideal who’s nicely gaited but mixes things up. He’ll take a while to get fluent but he’s shown plenty.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Readallaboutit

This colt is a full brother to the West Australian superstar (My) Hard Copy who was bought by Green’s wife Debbie for $4000 before his sale to Australia where he won 27 races and $1.27 million.

It is the family of Presidential Belle (8 wins) who left the fast racehorse (Run) Oneover (23 wins, $577,000 before being sold to the States).


Themightyserina

10% share: $4887.50 ($4250 plus GST)

Stable name: Serina

Ray Green: “She’s only a little filly but she’s got a bit of speed and could make a Young Guns horse. She got down to 2:10 last prep, a half in 60, and enjoyed her work.”

January 25 update: “She’s been out in the paddock for three weeks and I will leave her there for a while yet. She was showing plenty of ability but is a small filly and just wasn’t coping with the step-up in work.”

Breeding: American Ideal - Themightykendall

Themightyserena is the second foal of Themightykendall who is a sister to champion pacer and multiple Horse of the Year Themightyquinn (58 wins, A$4.5million).

Second dam Love Sign also left Themightynadal (7 wins).

Further back in her pedigree are the big winners Excitable (29 wins) and Group I winner (Our) New Life (22 wins).




Class of 2018

Billy Lincoln

Stable name: Buzz

Ray Green: “He’s a nice, big horse who has been a slow developer. He’s just back from a break and is jogging up.”

Breeding: Billy Lincoln is bred on the golden cross of Bettor’s Delight over a Christian Cullen mare.

In New Zealand, that cross has left more than 120 winners, with three of them millionaires - Lazarus, Highview Tommy and Ohoka Punter.

Billy Lincoln is out of Ginnie Moon, who raced only five times, but her mum Armbro Innocence won 13 races here before being exported to the United States.

Cover Boy Pretty

Stable name: Blair

Ray Green: “He’s still turned out. He’s a big horse who showed a bit of ability but we’ll give him another month out.”

Breeding: Cover Boy Pretty is by Alabar’s new sire He’s Watching, who was US two-year-old colt of the year when he went undefeated in eight starts.

Winner of the Meadowlands Pace at three in a world record 1:46.8, He’s Watching has been keenly sought after here where his oldest progeny are two.

He is out of an unraced mare in Jessica Rose who has left Buy Chevron Direct, winner of 17 races.

Double Or Nothing FULL

Stable name: Louie

Ray Green: “He’s a beautifully balanced colt - he doesn’t wear an overcheck - and is a real character. He’s our great white hope. He ran a mile easily in under 2:08 last Saturday and I haven’t pushed him yet. He’s right up with the best Young Guns two-year-olds I’ve had.”

Breeding: Double Or Nothing was an impressive type even at the yearling sales when he cost Lincoln Farms $100,000.

He is by the much hyped new Woodlands Stud sire Sweet Lou out of an unraced Bettor’s Delight mare Love A Gamble.

His grand dam Stylish Sweetheart was one of the best youngsters of her era, winning seven races at two and 12 overall.

Stylish Sweetheart left 13-race winner Gomeo Romeo.

Double Or Nothing is a half brother to top pacer Let It Ride, who has won his last six starts in Australia for Tim Butt including two at Group I level.

Hampton Banner FULL

Stable name: Surf

Ray Green: “He got sick early on and is still a bit of a weakling but he’s quite a nice horse. He’s still growing and will end up a big horse. He’s back jogging. He won’t be a Young Guns horse but he’ll race as a two-year-old.”

Breeding: Hampton Banner, by leading sire Bettor’s Delight, is a full brother to six-race winner Scarlett Banner who has really made his mark this season since he switched gaits and started trotting.

His dam Surf And Sand has also produced Broadway Banner who has won two races this season.

It is the family of former speedster Spirit Of Zeus (11 wins) and Star Of Bethlehem who left Stars And Stripes (15 wins) and star juvenile Light And Sound (11 wins).

Joey Lincoln

Stable name: Slip

Ray Green: “He was going really well but he couldn’t cope with the tempo we stepped him up to and started making breaks. He’s back jogging after a break but will need a bit of time to find himself.”

Breeding: Joey Lincoln is by Woodlands’ new sire Sweet Lou, whose stock are getting rave reviews both here and in America.

Already Sweet Lou has produced the highest priced weanling, $120,000, at the 2018 All Aged Sale and an outstanding yearling who sold for $150,000.

Joey is out of the two-race winning Bettor’s Delight mare Bettabe Fast.

Larry Lincoln

Stable name: Yolo

Ray Green: “He’s a neat little horse but he went a bit sore and when we X-rayed him we found he had immature, soft bones. He’s shown plenty but we’ll leave him out until the New Year.”

Breeding: Larry Lincoln is by Woodlands Stud’s exciting new sire Sweet Lou whose first runners here will be this season’s two-year-olds.

Sweet Lou retired with earnings of US$3,478,894 and a best mile time of 1:47 and is already making his mark in the breeding barn in the United States.

He is out of the unraced mare Yolo.

His great grand dam Zenola Star left quality pacers Zenad (14 wins) and Zenola Seelster (12 wins).

Line Up SOLD

Stable name: Harry

Ray Green: “He’s a lovely mover who has shown good ability but he started doing things wrong when the pressure went on. He’s back jogging now but isn’t a Young Guns horse. He could be a late two-year-old.”

Breeding: Line Up has good looks and an even better pedigree.

He is by champion stallion Bettor’s Delight out of the Beach Towel mare Beach Parade. That makes him a full brother to crack 1:51.3 mare Partyon, winner of 17 of her 31 starts and $658,000 in stakes.

Man Of Action FULL

Stable name: Ramsey

Ray Green: “He should be a Young Guns horse. He’s a lovely horse, big and strong, and a real natural.”

Breeding: Man Of Action is a Woodlands Stud product through and through - by leading sire Bettor’s Delight out of their mare Grace Way, the winner of four races.

He is a full brother to excellent pacer Forgotten Highway, a candidate for November’s New Zealand Cup, and a half brother to Lincoln Farms’ own Make Way, winner of two races and a close fourth in last season’s Harness Jewels.

His grand dam Pacing Grace won eight races and left All U Need Is Faith and Pacing Major, who is still winning in the United States.

Hilary Barry (ex Princess Isabel) SOLD TO AMERICA

Stable name: Finnie

Ray Green: “She’s goes well and is a real tradesman who does everything right. She is training down really well and worked a mile in 2:10 the other day. She’s probably a Young Guns filly.”

Breeding: By champion sire Bettor’s Delight, Princess Isabel is out of Finiamo, making her a full sister to seven-race winner Glenisthebettor.

Finiamo won one race in a limited career but her half sister Livingontheinterest won 20 of her 48 starts, taking a mile record of 1:53.1 in Australia.

Sir Tiger FULL

Stable name: Tiger

Ray Green: “He could be the surprise packet, he’s developing into quite a nice horse. He was a bit unco-ordinated last time in but has come a long way this prep. He’s a real colt, a bit of a handful. They’d like to geld him but I don’t want to. He’s training down really well.”

Breeding: By Lincoln Farm’s own stallion Sir Lincoln, Sir Tiger is just the third foal out of Tigers Delight, whose dam Tigerish won 15 races and $491,000 for Pam and Lindsay Turner.

Lincoln Farms raced the best of Tigerish’s progeny, Justa Tiger, who won nine races.

Sir Lincoln had a terrific winners-to-starters ratio last season, with 16 individual winners from just 39 starters.

Super Easy

Stable name: Scooter

Ray Green: “He’s certainly got the ability, he just needs to get a bit stronger and more co-ordinated. He was getting down to good sectionals last time in but started doing things wrong. He’s not mentally there yet, still playing around, but he goes well.”

Breeding: By successful sire Art Major, Super Easy is a full brother to former Kiwi pacer Alleluia, who has now won 33 races and $520,000 in Australia.

He is also a half brother to Kingsman who has won his last two starts at Gloucester Park in Perth.

His dam Shy Annie was unraced but is out the well bred American mare Sudden Urge II.

Tiger’s Watching RETIRED

Stable name: Pam

Ray Green: “She’s huge on ability, she can fly, but we have to be careful with her or she could get a little hot. We’ll school her down quietly. She’s a big filly who has popped up again in the bum. We just need to be patient with her. If we did things wrong she could turn into a runaway.”

Breeding: By Woodlands’ sire American Ideal, Tiger’s Watching is out of an unraced mare in Tigerzureal but her grand dam Tigerish was very speedy and won 15 races and nearly half a million dollars.

Lincoln Farms raced Tigerzureal’s first foal, Linc’s Tiger, who won one race here before being sold to Perth where he has now won eight races.

This is only Tigerzureal’s second foal.

Tommy Lincoln FULL

Stable name: Timber

Ray Green: “He’s a big rangy guy we gelded. He’s a nice pacer but another who could get a little hot if we pushed him too soon. He’s not a Young Guns horse but he’ll come along a bit later.”

Breeding: Out of the Falcon Seelster mare Tania Tandias, Tommy Lincoln is by Woodlands Stud’s successful sire American Ideal.

He is a half brother to Lincoln Farms’ Lincoln Road, who won four races from only 13 starts before his recent sale to Queensland, and to Lincoln’s Girl, who has won two of her five starts for Lincoln Farms.

His grand dam Tandia’s Courage was a prolific producer for Bromac Lodge, her best Tatijana Bromac (8 wins), Tandias Bromac (14 wins) and Te Amo Bromac (7 wins).

Our runners this week

Saturday night at Albion Park

Captain Nemo.

Our runners this week: How our trainers rate them

Ray Green

Ray’s comments

Thursday night at Cambridge

Race 1: Major Achievement
5.19pm

“It’s his first race for a while and he hasn’t been setting the world on fire at the workouts. But he’s been racing better animals and this isn’t a stellar bunch. He’s a chance if things go his way. I’ve given Mathew Salaivao the drive.”

Race 1: Commander Lincoln
5.19pm

“He’s an average horse but the last time he raced here in amateur company he all but won. He’ll need luck from the second row but, while I couldn’t label him, he’s a runner’s chance.”

Race 5: Onyx Shard
6.59pm

“She got a bit sick for a while with a virus and I had to back off her. She seems over that now but I’m picking she’ll need a race. This will be like a glorified trial for her.”

Race 8: My Copy
8.14pm

“He came to the end of it so I gave him a little freshen-up and he seems in good shape again. It will be interesting to see how he goes fresh - he may need a race but he’ll appreciate the step-down in class. I’m running him here so he doesn’t come up against any bear cats first-up.”

Race 9: Lincoln Cove
8.47pm

“Hopefully he’s getting better but you’ve just got to take him on trust. He has ability but the desire has been sadly lacking. Zac will have to sit quietly on him as he broke when given only one tap with the stick last time. The small field will suit him as he won’t be too far off them. If he doesn’t make any mistakes, he’ll give them a fright.”

Ray Green

Ray’s comments

Friday night at Auckland

Race 3: Leo Lincoln
6.43pm

“Maurice said he would have finished a lot closer last time than sixth (fourth or even third) had he not locked wheels at the 100. That took all his momentum away. He’s been holding his form well and he gets out well enough to use the inside draw. He’s a chance to get some of the money.”

Race 5: Sugar Ray Lincoln
7.39pm

“He did have marks on his boot after his last run and trying a spreader on him has helped. But he’s a real baby. He has real ability but he’s still developing mentally and physically and we’re still finding our way with him.”

Race 5: Lincoln Lou
7.39pm

“He’s racing well but he’ll find it tough from the outside draw.”

Race 6: Debbie Lincoln
8.07pm

“I can’t see her improving enough to give the Purdon/Phelan trio a fright. She can go (fast) enough but still has a lot to learn. The main thing for her is getting round safely. She’s put two in a row now so hopefully she’ll start improving.”

Race 10: Lincoln La Moose
9.59pm

“He had an excuse last time - he got wiped out on the first corner and that was the end of his race. I like him, he’s a nice horse, just not quite as experienced as Frisco Bay.”

Race 10: Frisco Bay
9.59pm

“I lean towards Frisky as the better chance of our two. You can’t fault what he did the other night at Cambridge, and he seems to be on the improve. He’s more reliable than Lincoln La Moose.”

Whales Harness