Go Racing and Thoroughbred News

Wed 19 Feb, 2020

Go Racing held their annual yearling parade on Sunday to showcase their New Zealand Bloodstock yearling purchases.

Around 85 people inspected the yearlings, which are currently spelling at Haunui Farm, and enjoyed lunch and hospitality at the beautiful property.

“It was a great turnout and I think that reflects the success we are having and how we look after our owners.” Go Racing’s Albert Bosma said.

With a mix of first time and existing Go Racing owners in attendance, the day provided an opportunity for syndicate members to meet – both each other and their new horses.

“The parade is a great chance for people to make new connections and friendships,” Bosma said.

“It is also fun for us to be able to sit down with people and have a drink and a chat while we are surrounded by the horses but without the pressure that a raceday brings.”

14 yearlings were paraded before the crowd before owners were given the chance to have their photo taken with their horse.

“They all paraded well,” Bosma said. “They have all developed in the two weeks since the sale which tells us we are buying them at the right point. The sales process can be quite stressful for young horses and it is a lot for them to take in. I think they coped really well.”

Trainers Lisa Latta, Stephen Marsh and Stephen McKee were also at the parade to talk with owners and give their thoughts on the yearlings that would be joining their respective stables as they were paraded.

Bosma is pleased with how the Karaka purchases have been received and said shares were selling faster than last year.

“There has been a lot of interest across the board,” he said. “70% of the yearlings we bought have been sold and I think this is a great endorsement of our success and how much people enjoy being part of the Go Racing family.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the shares available in these yearlings can contact Matt Allnut on 0508 GORACING (0508 467224), matt@goracing.co.nz or Albert at albert@goracing.co.nz You can also view the opportunities available by clicking here

Karaka yearlings getting ready to Go Racing
Tue 18 Feb, 2020

Go Racing continued their excellent run of form with a hat trick of winners across Australasia on Saturday.

European import Raqeeq (GB) (Champs Elysees) spearheaded the trio with an easy win in the Events @ BRC Benchmark 90 Handicap (2200m) at Eagle Farm in Brisbane with Matthew McGillivray in the saddle.

It was back-to-back success for the Chris Waller-trained six-year-old who won his last start at Canterbury in Sydney at the end of January.

Waller was pleased with the win and reported that Raqeeq had come through the race well. He added that he would drop back to 2000m at his next start which is likely to be at Doomben on February 29.

The win was the sixth in Raqeeq’s career, his fourth carrying the Go Racing silks and it took his career earnings to over A$300,000.

He started his career in France with Shadwell Stud before he was purchased by Go Racing out of the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale, which has been a fruitful hunting ground for them with Alward, Sir Pippin and Sayl all winners to date.

Earlier in the day at Ellerslie, Auckland, the Stephen McKee-trained Quick Preview (AUS) (Foxwedge) was to the fore in the Ecohill 1500 (1500m) with Taiki Yanagida on board.

It was the Ardmore-based chestnut, who is raced by the Go Racing As Per Syndicate’s second career win.

Meanwhile, Myross Bush in New Zealand’s southernmost city Invercargill, was the scene of Aristotle’s win in the Phillips Horse Transport Maiden (1600m).

While it has taken longer than expected for Aristotle (NZ) (Pins) to claim his first win trainer Andrew Carston was confident it wouldn’t be the last.

“He’s always shown us enough and he’s shown us glimpses of good form,” said Carston.

“He’s had plenty of placings but mentally he’s taken a little bit of time but I’m glad he’s finally delivered.”

The Go Racing Ring My Bell Syndicate-raced four-year-old was ridden by Corey Campbell and the pair went close to going back-to-back when second on day two of the Southland Racing Club’s meeting on Monday.

The three wins continue a good run of form for the New Zealand-based syndication company who have had 13 wins this year and 28 over the last three months.

Go Racing celebrate trio of winners