Brent wins Macca Lodge race at Addington with his son’s Panspacificflight mare
Something rather nice happened at Addington on Friday night.
In short, Macca Lodge co-proprietor Brent McIntyre won his first race as a trainer at the home of harness racing. It happened to be a heat of the Macca Lodge South of the Waitaki winter series. The winner, four-year-old mare Pantastic, is by Macca Lodge sire Panspacificflight. And she happens to be part-owned by son Caine McIntyre who put together the Custom Made Syndicate with some mates new to harness racing ownership.
To top it all off Pantastic paid $44 on the tote.
MACCA LODGE sire Panspacificflight provided the two stars at the Hoosier Park meeting in his home state of Indiana on 08 July.
Panspacificflight mare sets track record . . .
Four-year-old Panspacificflight mare Au D Lox Bluegrass broke the track record for older mares with a sizzling mile in 1:49.4. She was taken straight to the lead from a wide draw and posted fractions of 25.2, 53.6 and 1:22.2 before coasting away to win by five lengths. Au D Lox Bluegrass has now won five races this year and taken her life-time earnings past $US250,000. Footnote: She won again at Hoosier Park in 1:50.4 on 21 July.
. . . and Pans filly wins $US75,000 Sires Stakes Final
Just a few races later Panspacificflight filly Jd’s Chancey Gal won the Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old fillies with a mile in 1:51.6. This was her fifth consecutive win on the track and took her earnings past $US100,000. Jd’s Chancey Gal, who won again in 1:52 on 22 July, is raced on lease from Panspacificflight’s owner, Jacob Miller. He bred — and named — Jd’s Macca Lodge, who has also been in top form at Hoosier Park with a recent best time of 1:50 neat and earnings of more than $US100,000.
60 per cent winners from first NZ crop . . . just 14 horses who’ve won more than 80 races!
The stock of Panspacificflight continue to perform well in Australia and New Zealand despite low numbers of foals on the ground in each season he’s been available here.
Net Ten EOM two-year-olds firing in North America . . . five individual winners already
NEW MACCA LODGE sire Net Ten EOM has made a dream start to his stud career with Somehowsomeday becoming the fifth individual winner from his first crop of two-years-olds when he won in Indiana on 13 July.
Somehowsomeday — named more after his grand sire Somebeachsomewhere than his sire — led all the way in a $US10,000 event at Hoosier Park, running the mile in 1:57 (final quarter in 27.2).
The fastest of Net Ten EOM’s winners so far is Bluebird Recon (1:54.6), who was one of the favourites for the $US75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final at Hoosier Park on 14 July. Not surprisingly he faded after taking the field through a first quarter in 25.9!
Another son of Net Ten EOM, Call Me West (1:56.8), also qualified for the first of five Indiana Sires Stakes finals this year.
It’s very early days yet, but these results are making breeders sit up and take notice of the young Somebeachsomewhere stallion, whose frozen semen is available in New Zealand through Macca Lodge.
Now we know why 25 late bookings were taken for Net Ten EOM in the last northern hemisphere breeding season.
“Those late bookings are pretty telling,” Macca co-proprietor Brent McIntyre says. “They’ve come from trainers who’re impressed with the Net Ten EOM two-year-olds.”
Net Ten EOM has 20 rising two-year-olds in his first New Zealand crop and early reports from trainers here are most encouraging. Arden Lodge co-owner John Stiven, who was with the McIntyres when they secured the frozen semen rights to Net Ten EOM, has a filly out of Young Tegan (a daughter of New Zealand Oaks winner Young Eden) heading to Clevedon to be trained by Barry Purdon.
And Harness Racing New Zealand board member Murray Swain is suitably impressed with his Net Ten EOM colt. “He’d be the pick of my yearlings,” he told southlandharness.co.nz. “I’ve got Art Majors and some Mach Threes and I still think this guy is the pick. He’s very solid and the sort of horse that could run at two. I’m going to call him Stiven as John (John Stiven) convinced me to go to Net Ten EOM.”
Brent’s not one to get over-excited but he has broken in a few Net Ten EOMs and is chuffed with them. “Even the worst-looking one broke in really nice,” he says.
MACCA LODGE: NEW ZEALAND FROZEN SEMEN base for PANSPACIFICFLIGHT AND NET TEN EOM
You do not have to send your mare to Southland to be served. Macca Lodge provides other NZ breeding centres with frozen semen.