Yogi impressive at Sandown
Raise The Flag son Yogi looked a very progressive type when he came from the rear of the field to win over 1600m at Sandown on Wednesday (14/6/2017).
It was his third win in seven starts since he began racing from the Ballarat stable of Darren Weir in October.
Zenno Queen, a member of the broodmare band at White Robe Lodge, received a boost with the win of her daughter New York Minute in a $30,000 open 1200 at Trentham on Saturday (10/6/2017). Zenno Queen, an unraced mare by Zenno Rob Roy from Joie de Vivre, was bought by WRL stud managers Wayne and Karen Stewart at a sale of mixed stock at Karaka in 2014. Zenno Queen had been served by Nadeem. The resultant filly was sold for $28,000 at the South Island sale in April to Ballarat trainer Darren Weir. New York Minute (by Iffraaj) is the first live foal produced by Zenno Queen when she was owned by the Spyglass Hill syndicate. New York Minute, trained by Ilone Kelly at New Plymouth, has now won five races and $91,000 in stakes. She has been twice placed at group three level. Zenno Queen has a yearling fily by Ghibellines and she is in foal to Gallant Guru.
Joie de Vivre, the dam of Zenno Queen, is a sister to Bazelle, winner of the 2005 Auckland Cup and Zabeel Classic and dam of Show The World (gr two Championship Stakes at Ellerslie).
Utopia, a half sister to Zenno Queen is the dam of Volatile Mix,
winner of the gr one $601,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) at
Morphettville on 13/5/2017) and subsequently third in the gr
three Grand Prix (2200m) at Eagle Farm.
The Stewarts bought Our Girl Nelson, an unraced half sister by Carnegie to Zenno Queen, at the New Zealand Bloodstock broodmare sale at Karaka last month, Our Girl Nelson is in foal to Proisir.
Brian and Lorraine Anderton have bought the broodmare Our Zara in a private transaction. Our Zara (Yamanin Vital - Noble Light), winner of five races to 2000m, is in foal to Rip Van Winkle. Our Zara was sold for $105,000 by WRL at the 2007 NZB select yearling sale. Our Zara traces to Lamp Light (by Mellay), a winner over 2500m at Riccarton when trained by Brian Anderton and the dam of Bi Light (11 wins). Ablaze, winner of four races for the WRL stable in the past two seasons, belongs to the family.
Wayne Stewart, stud manager of WRL, had his first win with a standardbred when Elusive Flight won a claiming race at Forbury Park on Thursday night (15/6/2017). He races Elusive Flight in partnership with trainer Graeme Anderson, Mike Kerr (a first time owner), Ray Chalklin and Tony Gow.