STUD FEES FOR Macca lodge sires NET TEN EOM and panspacificflight REDUCED TO $2500
Panspacificflight’s small first NZ crop have now won 100 races between them!
ALL EYES were on Addington on Tuesday, 14 November, Cup Day. But over the Tasman at a lowly meeting in Victoria a former New Zealand pacer won a race that provided his sire Panspacificflight with a remarkable milestone.
Arden’s Concord’s win at Ararat was the 100th for the progeny of Panspacificflight’s first New Zealand crop of only 23 horses. Nineteen of them qualified and 14 individual winners, now six-year-olds, have gone on to win 100 races between them in New Zealand, Australia and the United States, where Panspacificflight is based.
That’s the kind of start that Macca Lodge proprietor Brent McIntyre could only dream about when he secured the frozen semen rights to The Panderosa stallion in 2010. And the outlook was even brighter when Arden’s Choice, from Panspacificflight’s second crop, was a Group 1 winner at two and went on to win $280,000 in stakes.
But racetrack performance has not translated into broodmare bookings and Panspacificflight may serve only about a dozen mares this season.
“It’s disappointing that he can’t get more mares because he deserves a better go,” Brent says. “He’s done a fantastic job when you consider how few foals he’s had on the ground.”
Just last week another promising Panspacificflight emerged with three-year-old Naholo, on debut at Ashburton, coming from last at the 800 metres to win in 2:56.3 over 2400 metres.
The best-performed horse from the first crop is Wick, who won five times for Wyndham trainer Brendon McLellan before being exported to the US last year. He has won nine races there, including several at Yonkers, and has taken a best mile time of 1:51.6. Southern Pursuit, the winner of seven, is another now racing in the US.
Little Rascal, still owned by Ian Dobson of Christian Cullen fame, won eight races at Addington and Alexandra Park before joining the free-for-all ranks at Menangle where he has won four times. He rated 1:51.8 when he beat My Field Marshal in a Group 3 event in September.
Among the other multiple winners from the crop are Glenisla (14 wins), Last Flight In (11), Wattlebank Flyer (10), Straight Thru Blue (eight), Sir Mac’s Man (seven) and Arden’s Concord (seven).
Arden’s Concord won six races for Otago trainer Graeme Anderson before the Butterworths bought him last year and took him to Victoria. Away from the racetrack for a year, he had three placings for Kerryn Manning before breaking through for his first Australian win at Ararat.
And Panspacificflight’s first New Zealand winner, The Manipulator, who was arguably the most promising of them all, may yet add to his four wins. Trained by Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen before he broke down as a four-year-old, he’s now back in the McIntyre barn at Macca Lodge and ran a promising third fresh-up at Invercargill last month before breaking at the start in the Tuapeka Cup at Forbury.
Net Ten EOM two-year-olds firing in North America . . . 18 individual winners already
NEW MACCA LODGE sire Net Ten EOM continues to produce two-year-old winners from his first season crop in the United States. The latest is Ten Beaches Later, who took a mile time of 1:53.8 when he won a $US13,000 race at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on 23 October.
Net Ten EOM provided five of the starters in a two-year-old fillies race at Hoosier Park in Indiana on 10 October and they filled four of the top five placings.
Queens N Tens came from off the pace with a fast last quarter of 27.4 seconds to beat Shedaisy Ten, who completed the quinella for her rookie sire. The fourth and fifth-placed fillies, Ruffles For Three and Jesmach Tina, are also by Net Ten EOM.
Just four days earlier Net Ten EOM colt American Chrome (out of the No Nukes mare BJ’s Sunrise) won a $US23,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Series consolation at Hoosier Park. He ran the quickest time so far of the Net Ten EOMs, 1:53.4.
It’s very early days yet, but the 18 individual winners from the first crop 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 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 last season. “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.”
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.