watch out — the net ten eoms are coming!
NEW MACCA LODGE sire Net Ten EOM has made a dream start to his stud career in North America with a couple of winners already among his first crop of early two-years-olds.
Along with the two winners, another of his progeny finished second on debut. It’s very early days yet, but these results have catapulted Net Ten EOM into the top four two-year-old sires this season.
And another of his progeny, Call Me West, has since qualified at Hoosier Park in Indiana in 1:58.2, sizzling over his final quarter in 26.2.
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.
“One or two trainers have five Net Ten EOMs between them and are saying they’re all Sires Stakes material at Hoosier Park.”
Early reports from New Zealand trainers are also 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.
ARDEN’S CHOICE AT THE TOP OF THE JEWELS LEADERBOARD but . . .
ALL SYSTEMS are go for Panspacificflight mare Arden’s Choice heading into the Harness Jewels at Ashburton on 03 June but there is one very familiar impediment in her way — an All Stars Stable representative.
Arden’s Choice won her Group I as a two-year-old from the Purdon-Rasmussen barn but has often raced in the shadow of her former stablemates, Dream About Me, Piccadilly Princess and Golden Goddess, notching no fewer than six further Group I placings behind them.
And it might be more of the same this Saturday against the hot favorite Piccadilly Princess, who squeaked into the field as the lowest qualifier. To make matters worse for the connections of Arden’s Choice, Piccadilly Princess then drew the ace, which will make her very hard to beat.
Outstanding sire stats for Panspacificflight
60 per cent winners from first NZ crop . . . just 14 horses who’ve won nearly 80 races!
WHEN BRENT MCINTYRE acquired the frozen semen rights to North American sire Panspacificflight a few years back, he knew he was getting a proven sire who would succeed at stud here. But he couldn’t have dreamt how successful his first crop would be.
For a start 19 of Panspacificflight’s first crop of 23 foals qualified (that’s just about all those who survived). Then 14 of them went on to success on the track. The most successful has been Wick (now Wick N) with five wins in New Zealand and a further seven in the United States. By our count these 14 horses, now five-year-olds, have won 79 races between them. Wow!
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.
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.