Butterworths buy Arden’s Concord

BIG-SPENDING Melbourne owners Merv and Meg Butterworth have emerged as the buyers of speedy five-year-old Panspacificflight gelding Arden’s Concord.

Bought out of the Otago stable of Graeme Anderson, Arden’s Concord spent a few weeks in Tony Herlihy’s barn at Ardmore but has now been shipped to Australia.

He won three races for Southland trainer Matt Saunders before returning to Anderson, a part-owner, for a further three wins, including an early-season double at Oamaru. Arden’s Concord left New Zealand with a formline of 221211 and earnings of nearly $32,000. He should enhance Panspacificflight’s high standing across the Tasman.