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Rogerson Stables - July 2012 Newsletter
As we draw near to the end of one
season and the beginning of a new racing season on 1st August, the
Rogerson stable is very well poised in all regards, and looking forward to an
exciting and perhaps even ground breaking year. Please take some time and browse
through this newsletter, and you will see the preparatory work and
repositioning that has taken place for what we expect will prove a winning
format that results in further big race success.
As a group we strive to ensure that
our owners and supporters will reap the benefits of our combined efforts and enjoy
being a part of this successful team.
Bring on 2012 – 2013!
The often used cliché that a
business is only as good as it’s staff is often repeated for very good reason –
it is quite true. The racing stable run under the guidance of “Hall of Fame”
trainer Graeme Rogerson and his wife Debbie, has rarely had better depth and
quality of staff as the present crew offers, capably led by stable foreman
Steven Barlow and boasting years of experience at every level. We are fortunate
to have some very talented international staff with us at present, sharing
knowledge and also learning from the NZ environment. We are also pleased to
have real depth in the track work riding ranks especially as we go into the new
season with good numbers of young horses that are well forward.
It has been a fruitful few weeks
for the stable apprentice riders. Each rider has come a long way in the last 12
months and will now look to convert their learning into winners on the track
Rory Hutchings (claims 1kg) currently holds second on the
apprentice riders premiership with only seasoned apprentice Jason Collett
having ridden more winners than Rory (59 winners) this year. Rory will be setting
some lofty goals to pursue next year and looking for both quality and quantity
of winners as he is emerging as ing one of the country’s leading riders.
Amy Taylor (claims 3 kg) has proven
invaluable with her contribution around the stable and her season of 6 winners
and 45 place-getters reflects the improvement Aimee continues to make.
Josh Oliver (claims 4kg) has made a successful
start to his career, with 2 wins and 5 placings from a handful of rides and
Josh is now committed and focussed on learning as much as he can, to ensure his
career in the saddle.
Eddie Tomes (claims 4kg) has joined us in
the past few weeks and has made an instant impression with his enthusiasm and
willingness to learn. If the weather ever the weather improves, Eddie will be
seen at the trials showing his skills, in preparation for race riding.
An exciting development that is
resultant from our recent breeding program with Duelled, has been the
revelation that his progeny are excellent jumpers. The Rogerson barn has a long
legacy of participating in the winter jumping program and this season has seen
Cape Kinaveral narrowly beaten with two 2nd placings in major races
in Australia over Easter, Zagata return to winning form and Morpheus emerge as
the hurdling find of the season. Morpheus, raced by Peter and Lee Karton, Sir
Russell Pettigrew and Graeme Rogerson has won 3 major hurdle events in June and
currently leading the Cheltenham jumper series for 2012. Young jumpers by
Duelled to watch next season include Applaud, Benedetto, Radinka and Rivalry. Englishman
Michael Mitchell (claims 3 kg) is with us for another season and he has done a
great job working with Michelle Northcott in developing these horses, and it is
deserved reward for the hard working and dedicated Michael to be enjoying the
success he is having with his freelance riding on race-day.
Spring horses to watch
Both the proven race winners and the
promising youngsters are in winter work preparing for the Spring. High hopes
are held for rising three year olds, Soriano, Dorian Grey, Oasis Rose, Dowager
Princess, Wolf King etc along with unraced Solar Eclipse, Cee Tee Are and
Soulmate. Also training are the proven older horses like Joy’s Choice,
Affirmative, Savasong, Polyantha, Toss Up, Abeautifulred, Sweet Suitor etc. It
has been a long time since the stable has been this strong with the number and
quality of juvenile prospects which will start to emerge at the traditional Te
Teko trials next month.
Recent stable winners – June
stable winners to date this year and last month was a beauty for both our
apprentice jockeys and stable horses as we enjoyed the following horses
Morpheus (3), Cavestani (2),
Contest (2), Rivelatore, Taats, Bijoux, Gee Oh (31st May)
Morpheus (pictured above winning at Ellerslie) , won 3 major
hurdles races in the past month
One or Two to follow this month
In the next few weeks we suggest
you keep a close watch on the fillies/mares Affairoftheheart, Cavestani and
Feature meetings around the
corner include the Taumarunui Gold Cup meeting which is the last Northern meeting
of the current year, followed by the Canterbury Grand National carnival and
into the August early season trials programs. We have a fresh look at both the
NZ Racing Board and at NZ Thoroughbred Racing, so let’s hope they can deliver
the framework that allows us to get on with our work of attracting owners to
the sport of racing.
Stable supporters will know that
a lot of effort has gone in over the past months to bring together a stable of
young horses that will be looking to re-establish the Sydney based stable as a
force to be reckoned with under the guidance of Lee Freedman and Graeme
Rogerson in partnership. Many leading owners in both Australia and NZ have
entrusted horses to the partnership for which we are grateful, and it should
not be long before some momentum is underway and some headliners emerge. If you
would like to discuss racing opportunities with Lee, phone him on his mobile
Watch This Space.
Activity in recent times has involved
selling some of our stable stalwarts of recent times as they don’t go on
forever. Stable numbers have been reduced from past seasons and we have deliberately
planned a quality before quantity season ahead. A couple of very promising
youngsters in Hugh Hefner and Stunnin Banner have been doing the business
lately as a number have been out spelling. One fresh runner racing next Sunday
worth watching would be Hitch, while the Cambridge syndicate horses are all
starting to show us something. Bettor Cullen ran 3rd first up at
Cambridge, Easy for Cullen is back looking stronger now and Guns Blazin is
starting to burn up the training tracks. We did purchase 4or 5 yearlings this
year with strong pedigree and a precocious look, and we hope to be a threat in
the early Young Gun series at Alexandra Park in December 2012. By that time
stable star “On the Razzle” should be back racing after his good spell.
Share in a well
bred pacer for sale – We have one x 12.5% share remaining in
Party Boy, a big strong Bettors Delight colt from a family that leaves juvenile
runners. He has broken in a treat and his share costs $5,000 incl GST and
expenses approx $250 monthly.
for pedigree, photos and full information on his work to date.
Stud News – Duelled
Duelled has enjoyed a great
season on the track through the deeds of horses such as Guns at Five, Ziva,
Barney, Endor and others. Breeders will have read that he has been relocated to
stand this year at Paxton Park in Cambridge with his fee set at $4,000 plus GST
and bookings are the strongest yet as breeders have noticed that his progeny
just improve with age and distance. Breeders can still arrange bookings for the
season or enquire about Duelled through the stable office 07 847 5093 or phone
Murray on 021 911 883. We have analysed each of the stakes performers sired by
Duelled and if you phone Murray he can pass on what he has found, consistent
with all of them –
very interesting but not at all surprising to breeding
Shares in well
bred fillies to lease available
We have available lease shares in
two well bred yearling fillies by Thorn Park – sire of Jimmy Choux, The Party
Stand, Veyron etc. They are coming into the stable on 1st August and
will be syndicated on a first in first served basis. There is no up-front cost
to take your share, no commissions and monthly expenses are normally approx $250
monthly per 10% share, for full owners privileges.
Register your interest with Murray by email email@example.com or phone him on
021 911 883. He will send full info to enable you to make your final decision.
We offer a variety of information
on the website including significant news updates, a list of upcoming runners
from the various barns in Australia, NZ and harness, details of shares
available in horses and other items that may be of interest.
The site also has photos of the stable
facilities such as the aqua walker, new barns, walkers, pools etc and you can
also obtain most contact phone numbers.
All in good fun – This Johnny just has to be an apprentice jockey!
Johnny – “Bless me father, for I have sinned.
It has been a week since my last confession,
here is my sin - I have been with a loose girl”.
Priest – “That you, little Johnny Parisi?"
Yes, Father, it is.
And who was the girl you were with?
I can't tell you Father.
I don't want to ruin her reputation.
Well, Johnny, I am sure to find out her name sooner or
later, so you might as well tell me now.
Was it Tina Minetti?
I cannot say.
Was it Teresa Volpe?
I'll never tell.
Was it Nina Capelli?
I'm sorry, but I cannot name her.
Was it Cathy Piriano?
My lips are sealed.
Was it Rosa Di Angelo, then?
Please, Father, I cannot tell you.
The priest sighs in frustration.
You are very tight lipped, Johnny, and I
But you have sinned and
have to atone.
You cannot be an altar
boy now for 4 months.
Now you go and
Johnny walks back to his pew, and his friend Nino slides
over and whispers “What did you get”?
Johnny says ”4 months
vacation and five good leads”.