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Breeders' greatest satisfaction

Examples of my work | Five | 10 July 2020


Make no mistake, becoming a thoroughbred breeder is no walk in the park; it can be brutally tough at times. On the flip side is the tremendous satisfaction which happens when the process produces a terrific physical specimen which great judges want to buy. It gets even better when that horse goes on for its' new owners to be successful at Group One level.


I got a taste of that satisfaction during my 8 years as Manager of 2019 NZ Breeder of the Year, Nearco Stud.


I selected the mare Betwixt, in foal to Fastnet Rock, at the 2010 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. The second mating I planned for her was with Zabeel in 2011. Betwixt produced a magnificent filly by the super-sire and she was sold at the 2014 NZB Karaka Premier Sale for $250,000 - that's her in the photo on the left. The buyer was Paul Moroney, in my opinion, the very best judge in this country & right up there too from an Australasian standpoint.


The filly ended up in the very capable hands of Tony Pike and was named Provocative - that's her winning the 2016 Queensland Oaks-Gr.1 on the right.


If you have followed My Blog this week you will have a feel for the activity, I specialise in. My door is always open to new clients and I welcome your enquiry, any day, any time. 0274 954 264 | adrianclarkbloodstock@xtra.co.nz.




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