THE BREEDING season’s in full swing at Macca Lodge and among the mares to produce a foal so far is the wonderful matron Winter Rose, dam of Group 1 winning Panspacificflight filly Arden’s Choice.
After a string of fillies, the In The Pocket mare has produced her second Somebeachsomewhere colt. Breeder John Stiven of Arden’s Lodge has been a big fan of the son of Mach Three right from the start and bred one of his very first horses here, Someardensomewhere (seven wins, $70,000 in stakes), who sadly collapsed and died in training earlier in the month.
Someardensomewhere was the first horse syndicated by the Stivens and this year they’ve syndicated two Somebeachsomewhere yearling colts — one out of Winter Rose and the other out of her Group 1-placed daughter Southwind Arden. While Somebeachsomewhere’s fully booked this season, Macca Lodge is still taking bookings for his son Net Ten EOM.
John’s also a big fan of Panspacificflight and convinced his late mother Noreen to book seven mares to him in just the second season he was available here. Arden’s Choice was one of the foals. This season John’s awaiting the birth at Macca Lodge of three Panspacificflight foals — out of Tosca Hanover (dam of Hunter Cup winner and New Zealand Cup contender Arden Rooney), Rockahula Arden (Rocknroll Hanover-Ardenart) and Ruby Morn (a Presidential Ball half-sister to Machtu).