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AUGUST 2017 SEPTEMBER 2017 OCTOBER 2017
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OCTOBER 2017 NZ TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER COPY:
Last chance for trainers to participate in the survey being conducted by NZTA. The average time taken to complete the 20 questions is under 3 minutes. Please take this opportunity to provide us valuable feedback. We will use the results as a basis for future submissions and ways to improve the Association and the industry for the good of our members. We will be closing the survey on 31 October. To take part in the survey please go to the following link:
HUGE GENEROSITY FROM SIR PATRICK HOGAN
Many thanks to Sir Patrick Hogan, Cambridge Stud and the Burgundy syndicate, for the very generous donation of a service to Burgundy. The Central District Trainers' Association arranged the auction to raise funds for fellow trainer Stephen Gillies, who is travelling to Canada so he can donate a kidney to his youngest son. The auction conducted through gavelhouse.com saw the service fee sold for $7500! Also thanks to gavelhouse.com for running this auction commission-free.
If that wasn’t enough, Sir Patrick recognised that this would only go some way to assisting the Gillies family, and that more would be required. He has since been in contact with Coolmore Stud and together with Cambridge Stud, they have agreed to provide a service to POWER! POWER currently is standing at $12,500 so this is an incredible gesture. Details as follows:
CHARITY AUCTION – SERVICE TO POWER
The Central Districts Trainers' Association in conjunction with CAMBRIDGE and COOLMORE Studs are offering a service to POWER this season. All proceeds of the charity auction will go towards assisting CD trainer, Stephen Gillies.
POWER - the leading first season sire for 2016-17. Sire of 5 individual Group or Stakes winners from his first 2 year old crop - Gift of Power, (NZ), Peace Envoy, Pleaseletmewin, Cristal Fizz, BizPower (Europe). Sire of a total of 9 individual first crop black type 2 year olds. 2017 NZ Karaka premier sale: sold up to $380,000. Premier average $171,878 His current service fee is $12500 + gst!
This is a great opportunity to acquire a service and for a great cause. This is an unreserved auction. NZ Bloodstock are providing a free foetal insurance cover and gavelhouse.com are running the auction commission free.
Payment will be due on a 42 day positive test. Any enquiries to: Margaret Fife 0274 518 812
On behalf of the Central Districts Trainers’ Assocation, many thanks to the generosity of Sir Patrick Hogan, Cambridge Stud, Coolmore Stud, NZ Bloodstock and gavelhouse.com
The auction commences at 5pm on Tuesday 10th October and closes at 7pm on Monday 16th October. Please get your bids in by going to the auction link when it opens: https://gavelhouse.co.nz/lot/429847/power
DUNSTAN TRAINER OF THE YEAR
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DUNSTAN TRAINER OF THE YEAR - The partnership of Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman. What a great season they had and for the fourth year in a row, they were trainers of the Horse of the Year! And doesn’t Bonneval just keep on justifying that accolade?
WINNER DUNSTAN TRAINERS’ MAIDEN NZ AWARD FOR SEPTEMBER
The meeting chosen for September was held at the Otago Racing Club meeting at Oamaru on 15th September. The winner of the Supporting Daffodil Day Maiden 1200m was Letsbringiton trained by John and Karen Parsons from Balcairn - one of their three winners on the day. As John and Karen are members of the Trainers’ Association, they will receive two bags of Equifibre Lucerne-Pro.
Dunstan Trifecta Oil - For Optimum Coat Sheen and Performance.
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Benefits of Dunstan Trifecta Oil:
- Calorie-dense for weight gain.
- Enhances coat sheen
- ‘Cool’ energy source
- Provides an alternative energy source, enabling grain to be reduced if desired
- Rice Bran Oil contributes Gamma Oryzanol which has a positive role in both weight gain and muscle development.
- Contains a full Omega 3 6 and 9 profile
- Includes a natural antioxidant to optimize shelf life and product stability
Feeding Recommendations: 25mls – 100mls daily
Available in 5 Litre and 20 Litre containers
For further information please contact Dunstan on 0800 438 678
NEWS FROM gavelhouse.com
Waikato Stud incorporating gavelhouse.com successfully into their mix
Australasia’s leading breeder of Group One winners in the past decade, Waikato Stud’s recipe for success is evident not only on the race-track but also in the sale ring. Recognised as leading vendor at New Zealand Bloodstock’s yearling sales series for the past four years, stud owner Mark Chittick has added gavelhouse.com’s fortnightly online sales as another sphere they’re successfully operating in.
“In the past four months Waikato Stud and our clients have traded almost $500,000 worth of bloodstock through gavelhouse.com,” he commented.
“The frequency of the online system’s sales allows us to market our product at the most opportune time of year for their type plus sell horses without the added economics of moving them off the farm,”
“I believe this way of selling is going to become an even bigger part of our business going forward.”
To expose your horse to the site’s comprehensive international database costs just $250 +GST for a standard listing and $400 +GST for the added exposure that a featured listing gleans. gavelhouse.com users also benefit from a low 5% commission rate, with this waived for Lots that are listed unreserved and sell for less than $5,000.
REMINDER: entries for the next sale close on Monday 9 October at 7pm with it going live at 5pm on the 10th and closing from7pm on Monday 16 October that’d be great. People can call us on 09 296 4436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance getting an entry online.
Unfortunately, and despite a great deal of opposition, including a submission from the racing industry, the Government has now decided to go ahead with the proposed changes to the Essential Skills visa after all.
Foreign trackwork riders usually come to New Zealand on the Essential Skills visa. The changes mean that trackwork riders will have to re-apply for their visas every year, as opposed to every three years as it is currently. The visa will only be granted consecutively for three years, after which time the trackwork rider will have to leave NZ for at least 12 months. This also means there is no path to permanent residency and partners of foreign trackwork riders will not automatically be allowed to come to NZ, but need to qualify in their own right.
The NZ Trainers’ Association will continue to monitor the situation and lobby on behalf of members for easing of these restrictions.
A paper is currently being prepared for NZTR with clear explanations of the visas applying for both trackwork riders and apprentices – we will ensure this is available for employers of immigrants.
We were sad to hear of the passing of stakes-winning trainer Kelly last month. Kelly was much respected and a past president of the Southland branch of the NZ Trainers’ Association.
He prepared more than 270 winners with his career highlight the 1996 victory of Old Thymer in the New Zealand Cup. He also won the Grand National Hurdles with Jack Dugan, the Grand National Steeplechase with Black Rhythm and the Stewards’ with Ima Royal.
Sincere condolences to Kelly’s family and friends.