Full bro to cup winner

IT MIGHT BE the holiday season for most but it’s business as usual at Macca Lodge where the stud work allows no time for rest at this time of the year.

A record number of mares — about 250 — are foaling at Macca this season and those who were served late have yet to drop their offspring.

Among the standouts so far are a Bettor’s Delight-Tosca Hanover colt, who is a full brother to 2015 New Zealand Cup winner Arden Rooney; a Mach Three colt out of Brendan Fahy’s former classy filly Raksdeal; and an Artsplace-There’s A Dancer filly, who is a half-sister to the Young Guns heat placegetter Ocean Ridge.