News Update June 2021

News Update 18 June 2021

Jets Art backed up his good win last Sunday with an impressive win tonight over 1690 metres in the Barastoc Final at Shepparton.  Drawing gate 11 driver David Moran wasted no time in getting up outside the leader and then set about putting the field to the sword with a strong win in 1.57.4 winning by 2 metres.  The Major In Art gelding has been a model of consistency and thoroughly deserved to bring up win number 3.

News Update June 2021

The month of May was a pretty quiet month for winners at Yorkshire Park however we have bounced back with both Jets Art and Aitutaki saluting on Sunday 13 June at Shepparton and Devonport respectively.  Jets Art made it win number two with a strong effort, a great result considering he had been placed at his last five starts.  Aitutaki made it win number 11 following a superb drive by Mark Yole to get the veteran pacer home for trainer Geoff Smith.

Our aim at the start of the year was to have bred or owned three winners per month and to date we have had 14 wins with still a bit of work to do by the end of June.  Hopefully over the next couple of weeks we can sneak a few more winners to add to the list.  This week we see Jets Art head to Shepparton on Friday night, She Will Rock and Glenavril King at Melton on Saturday night while Aitutaki will go round at Launceston on Sunday night.

Miki Diva our 2 YO filly in NZ has headed to the paddock for a 3 month spell but she has done enough to suggest that she will make the grade.  Trainer John Hay at Ashburton is pleased with her progress despite a couple of minor injury set backs.

On the breeding scene we have started to look at stallions for our mares in the upcoming breeding season which is not that far away.  At this stage we are looking to send the following mares to stud:

Our Narissa Franco (Live or Die) – Stallion to be decided.

Masterkova (Falcon Seelster) – potentially Captain Crunch / Downbytheseaside / Always B Miki

Watch The Dream (Bettors Delight) – Always B Miki / Captain Treacherous

Sixty Plus (Sundon) – definitely Speedy Spur.

The only definite here is Sixty Plus to Speeding Spur.

Not sure if anyone watch the Harness Jewels day in New Zealand but you could not have been more impressed with the quality of racing and the presentation of the day.  The performance of Akuta in the 2YO Colts & Geldings was something to behold as the Bettors Delight colt absolutely destroyed the opposition in a blistering 1.54.7 which had to be seen to be believed. Group Ones every where and I can’t wait to get across the ditch to partake in the day next year.

Hopefully our next update will be about more winners for the Yorkshire Park bred and owned racing team.

Stay safe.

Yorkshire Park team.