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NZB Breeders Day 2022
Taylor Strong | March 05, 2022

Breeders Day – Strong Report

Race 1

First winner by War Decree

Turf War credited his sire War Decree with a winner from his first crop in the Speight’s 820m for 2yr-olds at Wingatui today. War Decree, who won the group two Goodwood Vintage Stakes at two, stands at the Inglewood Stud, Kaiapoi and he has progeny at the New Zealand Bloodstock sales at Karaka next week. Turf War, having his first start, is raced by Inglewood Stud, and trained by stud co-owner Nick Wigley and Kyla Milnes.

Photo: Turf War (Tina Comignaghi) after his win.

Race 2

Prince Alby from last to first

Prince Alby came from last at the 350m in a 12-horse field to win the Rugby at The Races 05/06 Tickets on Sale Maiden, 1600m at Wingatui today. Prince Alby, who was having his third start, is trained at Riverton by Kelvin Tyler, who bought him for $3000 from Book 3 at the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock yearling sale at Karaka. Prince Alby, co-owned by Vanessa Tyler, is a gelding by Sacred Falls from Oya, by Black Minnaloushe.

Photo: Prince Alby (Jason Laking) wins.

Race 3

Second win in four starts for Amberecho

Amberecho recorded her second win in four starts when she led throughout the Nellies Bar and Restaurant 1200m at Wingatui today. The 3yr-old Echoes of Heaven filly is trained by John and Karen Parsons.

Photo: Amberecho (Kylie Williams) holds off O’Jessica and Sokanon to win.

Race 4

Rockland steps up to open class

Rockland unwound boldly from sixth on the inner to win the Positive Signs 1200m at Wingatui today at his first start in open company. It was his fifth win in 10 starts since he began racing from the Riccarton stable of Terri Rae 12 months ago. His only bad run was on a wet track. Rockland won by a head from Ocean Point, who made the pace. “He will go for a spell now and be aimed at sprints at the NZ Cup meeting,” said Rae.

Photo: Rockland (Kylie Williams), outer, heads of Ocean Point to win.

Race 5

Stablemates one-two with third win of the day for Kylie Williams

Kylie Williams had her third win for the day aboard Polar Night in the Alleviate Administration 2200m at Wingatui today. Polar Night is trained by John and Karen Parsons, who also produced the runner-up Letsbringiton. Polar Night raced fifth on the outer, dashed to the front at the 350m, and came clear.

Photo: Polar Night (Kylie Williams) back at the head of the field with stablemate Letsbringiton.

Race 6

Decisive lives up to her name with a clearcut win

Decisive gave trainers John and Karen Parsons their third win for the day in the Be My Guest – Event Stationery 1600m at Wingatui today. Decisive raced handy to the pace in the hands of Terry Moseley and forged to the front in the straight to win by a length and three quarters.

Photo: Decisive with stable foreman Jason Barber and jockey Terry Moseley after her win.

Race 7

Capo Dell Impero is highly impressive

Capo Dell Impero made a statement with his win in the NZB Karaka 2022 7-9 March 2022 1600m at Wingatui today. Ridden by Wiremu Pinn on his first visit to Wingatui and heavily supported on the TAB, Capo Dell Impero raced three wide in the third line, dashed to the front near the 200m, and came away to score by two- and three-quarter lengths from stablemate Country Boy.

Photo: Capo Dell Impero and Wiremu Pinn after his impressive win.

Race 8


Gift horse wins $60,000 race

Henley, a gift horse, won the $60,000 final of ODT Southern Mile series (1600m) at Wingatui for Southland connections at Wingatui today.

The $60,000 race is the best win for Winton trainer Sophie Price and Invercargill owner Peter Forde, who shares the ownership with his wife Liz. Price has been training for 11 years and Forde has raced several horses.

“We were given the horse from the North Island,” said Peter, who originally shared the ownership with his brother, Maurice.

“Maurice trained the horse for a while, but he got busy with other work, and I bought him out and sent the horse to Sophie,” said Peter, a mechanic. Henley won a maiden race with Maurice the trainer at Ascot Park in November 2020. Henley, a 6yr-old by Rock ‘n’ Pop from Lily Potter, was ridden by Terry Moseley. The race was marred by the fall of Seikrid near the 300m with a resultant check to Rock Sensation.

Photo: Henley with trainer Sophie Price, owner Peter Forde and jockey Terry Moseley,



Race 9

Reputabelle in a class of her own

Reputabelle was a class above her rivals in the $60,000 NZB Airfreight Stakes for 3yr-old fillies at Wingatui today. She raced three wide handy to the pace, led inside the 200m, and won by five- and three-quarter lengths. It was the third win on end for the daughter of Pins and  Really Reputable trained by Michael and Matthew Pitman for Sue Bourke, Jim Bruford, Chris Griffin, C and L F McLean, Bevan Murray, and  Russell Nieper.  The Pitman had been out of luck in the previous race when their favored runner Seikrid fell near the 300m. She or rider Kavish Chowdhoory were not injured.  Michael Pitman said Reputabelle will now start in $60,000 NZB Insurance Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton on April 9.

Photo: Reputabelle (Tina Comignaghi) out on her own at the finish.

Race 10

Four wins for the Parsons stable

Neon Moon gave trainers John and Karen Parsons their fourth win for the day with a big run in the Continental Event Hire Dunedin 1400m. She was ridden by Terry Moseley, who had won a feature race two races earlier on Henley. Neon Moon settled third last in a field of 14 and charged home to win by a length and a quarter. Neon Moon and the other Parsons winners, Amberecho, Polar Night, and Decisive are all females.

Photo: Neon Moon and Terry Moseley after their win.