Net Ten EOM two-year-old in group II race
MACCA LODGE sire Net Ten EOM was represented on race day for the first time in New Zealand when two-year-old filly Countess of Arden stepped out in a Young Guns heat at Alexandra Park in Auckland on 02 March.
Unfortunately, she drew the outside of the second line and suffered a check down the back straight. Still the McIntyres could hardly wish for a better advertisement from Net Ten EOM’s first crop than this: a filly in master trainer Barry Purdon’s stable who will contest the Group II $80,000 Delightful Lady Classic this Friday night. She again drew badly and couldn’t make any ground on the leaders from back in the field.
Countess of Arden, out of a daughter of New Zealand Oaks winner Young Eden, was the second Net Ten EOM to qualify here. In February Tony Stratford qualified Wolf West at Gore.
Net Ten EOM, a son of the late Somebeachsomewhere, is already a proven sire of two-year-olds in the United States, where he left 18 winners from his first crop last year.
Panspacificflight put down in United States
SAD NEWS has filtered through from North America that Macca Lodge sire Panspacificflight has been euthanized after breaking a leg in Indiana.
Panspacificflight, from the Rodine Hanover family, was a top racehorse at two and three before injury curtailed his career. He has left the winners of more than $US15 million in North America and has enjoyed strong success at stud at Macca Lodge considering his small crops.
The best of his progeny here has been Arden’s Choice, a Group I winner at two and the winner of $280,000 in stakes
Macca Lodge co-proprietor Brent McIntyre says he expects the stallion’s frozen semen to still be available to breeders next season. Panspacificflight was only lightly patronized here last season.
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.