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. She had two more starts for Clevedon trainer Barry Purdon, including lining up in the Group II Delightful Lady Classic, but has now returned south for a spell.
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.