Franco Ice

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Franco Ice last won the day on February 18

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  1. Franco Ice

    Time Test

    I hope you guys are on the money. Hells bells, has he let down into an impressive animal. And such an intelligent individual. Interesting how some stallions let down after retiring. I guess you get those types with a competitive spirit which on top of a racing workload keep themselves lithe while they're in work.
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    Just another link to NZ

    I hope he's right about Time Test. Noble Times was certainly a shooting star in a great crop of juvenile fillies.
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    DUNDEEL

    Critically Dundeel had serious gas. Murray Baker maintained that had he and Andrew trained him specifically, he could have won a Group 1 sprint fresh-up.
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    check this out

    Juddmonte ( breeders of Enable) seem not to be afraid to duplicate close-up. They like using Sadlers Wells to do it too.
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    Les Carlyon

    Passed away yesterday. What an observer of the thoroughbred. Ironically his article on Courage Under Fire, the night he won the Victorian Derby I think it was, was one of his very best. And the piece on Zephyr Bay and Leilani at Carrington Stud - that's what I call writing. Thanks Les for some wonderful insight. Not sure we'll see the likes of you again. RIP.
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    Terbium

    Interesting pedigree this fella. Perhaps he's not quite a 'freak'but more an extremely judiciously bred individual. He's got sex balanced crosses of Grey Sovereign and Bletchingly as well as being linebred to Danehill. For good measure there's even a dose of old Sir Ivor. Throw in a magician as the trainer and you've got the kind of horse that keeps the dream alive.
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    GISBORNE

    Year in year out one of the best days of country racing in the NI. A big hats off to the PBTC.
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    Book on great nz broodmares

    In regards Parfore and Hunza, would you not say that the tap root is actually Classy Twiggy and Glamor Girl respectively? Not sure if there's a true definition. I suspect it's just opinion.
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    Puha must be still hungover

    Well done Puha. Yep, super ride again - she rode Sylvia's horse beautifully midweek too. Agree with you re Nadeem. No East Coast circuit this year?
  10. Can someone please explain what happens when your FO's bet is a late scratching. An elderly neighbour backed Troup Road when he was scratched at the barrier the other day. He said his bet got transferred to another horse, I'm guessing it was the FO favourite. Seems strange. I thought it was a refund scenario.
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    Racing Archives

    Thanks guys.
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    Racing Archives

    Hi, could anyone please point me in the direction of those looking after the inventory and trying to find a long-term home for it. I'm referring specifically to the collection that used to be at Ellerslie under the old stand. I recall there may have been a significant owner from up north who took the task on? Cheers,
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    RIP John Costello

    Gave me my first break in journalism, lovely guy, if it wasn't for John I probably wouldn't have persevered. RIP Cos.
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    Filly For Lease

    Hi, We're looking to lease a filly for an Auckland stable. Trainer has recently repatriated from Australia and building a small team. Our preference would be a yearling or two-year-old and broken but open to consider all offers. Very good horse people and she will be expertly cared for. Thanks, [email protected] 021 294 6247
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    Book on great nz broodmares

    Duplicity has Sanderae's staying blood pumping through his veins.