The holidays are over, and it’s a winning start to 2015 for Alta Standardbred horses.
Four year old Alta Leroy won his first start at Marlborough on Friday 23rd January 2015 after sitting parked for the entire last lap. He repeated that performance to win again two days later, again from parked position. He looks to be very smart.
Alta Las Vegas lived up to the pre-race hype on Saturday winning the season’s first Southern two year old race from the No.8 barrier in grand fashion and leaving behind some good opposition. Driver, John Dunn was reported to say, “the youngster [Alta Las Vegas] still has some growing and strengthening to do but has done everything asked of him to date and will be given his chance next in the Sapling Sakes at Ashburton on 7 February.”
This is great news for Alta Dream Lodge heading into the NZ Standardbred Sales 2015 on 16th February. We will be offering an attractive half-sister by American Ideal as Lot 32.
Alta Michaela registered her second win at Tauranga on Sunday 25th January 2015 paying $51 on the TAB after a prolonged lay-off from injury. More wins are expected before she heads to the broodmare paddock.
Alta Jerome continued his good form at Menangle on Saturday night (24th January 2015) running second from the 8 barrier, in a mile rate of 1:54.7.
Princess Arts , our beautifully bred three-year old Art Major race filly ran a slashing second place at Invercargill to gelding Tasman Bromac (who set a new track and Southland record in the process). The main target for this filly is the upcoming Southland Oaks.