Kahdon untroubled to win Vict Oaks

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EASY FOR KAHDON IN VICTORIA OAKS

Mark Jones notched his 2nd Group One training win in feature 3YO trot features for the season when newcomer Kahdon delivered in the $A50,000 Dallas Building Victoria Oaks at Melton on Friday, June 11.

The Burnham trainer-driver had only been the official trainer of Kahdon for only six days, but his experience in campaigning horses in Australia, ensured there were no hiccups along the way.

Once he had an emergency passport rushed through last week, the rest of the Victoria Oaks mission went without a hitch.

The former world champion driver had previously tasted feature race successes in Australia, winning both the 2001 NSW Pacing Oaks and Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Pacing Fillies Final with the Sparks A Flyin, and the 2001 Breeders Crown 3YO Trot Final with Locofoco.   

Mark had no problems with Kahdon, working through the back row to find the back of second favourite Good Thanks (Chris Lang), who was on the move three wide in the middle stages.

Good Thanks worked to the front with 700m to run with Kahdon stalking her in the open.

Rounding the home turn, Kahdon strode clear and was untroubled to run clear by 7.4 metres over her closest rival, Jingling Silver, with a further 5.2 metres back to She’s Commando.

Africa’s daughter Amelia Darling, at long odds, ran on for 4th, with Good Thanks tiring in the run home to run 10th, 42.3m from  the winner.

Kahdon, closely-related to former champion squaregaiter Lyell Creek, rated 2:03.4 for the mobile 2230m, with the leaders running their last 800m in 60.7s and final 400m in 30.2s.

Owner Peter Chambers, in NZ last week for the Harness Jewels,  was unable to be on hand for the Group One win in Victoria. He was in London on business but was delighted with the result.

Mr Chambers acted quickly to purchase Kahdon when told she could be purchased by Christchurch agent Stu Bailey, following the withdrawal of Shezoneoftheboyz from the Harness Jewels 3YO Ruby.

Mr Bailey had also been instrumental in the purchase of Shezoneoftheboyz for the same owner a few months earlier.

Shezoneoftheboyz credited Mark Jones with his first Group One training win the NZ Trotting Derby at Addington on March 26.

Mr Chambers was well aware of Kahdon’s ability after Shezoneoftheboyz had raced Kahdon for much fo the last two months, and was keen to secure her for racing and breeding purposes.

Kahdon will remain in Victoria for heats of the Victoria Trotters Derby to be run on July 3, 7 and 10, with the $A75,000 Victoria Trotters Derby to be run at Maryborough on July 18.

She will also remain in Victoria for a crack at the $A93,000 Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Trot Final at Tabcorp Park on August 22.

By Jeff Scott

Kahdon settles in perfectly for Oaks

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KAHDON HEALTHY FOR VICTORIA OAKS START

Kahdon has settled in perfectly at Craig Demmler’s Parwan stables in preparation for the $A50,000 Dallas Building Victoria Trotting Oaks at Melton at 9.42pm (NZ time) on Friday, June 10.

New trainer Mark Jones says the Sundon filly hasn’t left an oat since arriving in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.

“I jogged her on the lead on Monday and Tuesday, then worked her over two miles in 4.55 on Wednesday. Hopefully thats all she needs,” Mark said.

Kahdon didn’t require much work this week in view of her tough run for second to Vulcan in last Saturday’s Harness Jewels 3YO Ruby at Cambridge, then her trip across the Tasman.

She will start from two on the back row and Mark feels the extra distance, compared to last week’s Jewels, will suit.

The best of the Aussie fillies appears to be the Chris Lang-trained Good Thanks, a daughter of S J’s Photo, who has won 4 of her 7 career starts including a last-start win in the $A20,000 NSW Trotters Oaks at Harold Park on May 21.

Good Thanks led in the NSW Oaks and held Elusive Charm by 4.4 metres in a 2:05.8 rate for the 2160m, running her last 800m in 60.8s and final 400m in 29.6s.

She earlier rated 2:05 over 2180m to win a 3YO trot at Kilmore on April 23, and 2:06.5 over 2170m to win a 3YO trot at Cobram on April 12.

The field also features Landoras Pearl, a former stablemate of Kahdon when both were trained at Leeston by Paul Nairn.

Landoras Pearl, now trained by Graeme Lang, ran 6th behind Shezoneoftheboyz in the NZ Trot Derby at Addington on March 26 then was exported to Australia after running 11th in Emma Hamilton’s NZ Trot Oaks at Addington on April 9.

She ran 7th of 12 at her first Victorian start in The Holmfield at Tabcorp Park on June 4.

Landora’s Pearl starts from the inside of the back row.

Another Oaks contender of interest to Kiwis is Amelia Darling, a daughter of Kadabra and Africa, a dual Interdominion Trot Final runnerup for former Christchurch owner Trevor Casey.

Africa was the runnerup to Special Force in the 1999 Auckland Interdominion Trotting Grand Final, then the runnerup again 12 months later behind Lyell Creek in the $A500,000 Interdominion Trot Final at Moonee Valley, when driven by Ricky May.

Africa was trained for most of her NZ racing by Bruce Negus,  but was trained for her Interdominion 2nds by Mark Purdon. She won 11 races and $226,243 in stakes in Australasia, then took a 1:56.6 mile mark in North America.

Amelia Darling, who also has a back row draw on Friday night, has won 4 of 23 starts for trainer Corry Van Ryn.

Kahdon will remain with Demmler after the Victorian Oaks until after the $A93,000 Breeders Crown Final on August 22, with Mark to return to drive her in the Australian features.

Mark intends to give her a decent break after the Breeders Crown with the Group Three First Sovereign Trust 4YO Trotters Championship at Addington in March-April her first target next term.

Mark & Kahdon for Melbourne features

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MARK TO TRAIN KAHDON FOR AUST. FEATURES

Burnham trainer Mark Jones was Melbourne-bound on Sunday, June 6, with exciting 3YO trot filly Kahdon.

The NZ Sires Stakes Trotters Championshp and Northern Trotting Oaks winner joined Mark’s team after her game 2nd to Vulan in the $100,000 3YO Jewels Ruby at Cambridge on Saturday, June 5.Peter_Chambers

The Sundon filly was vetted and her sale confirmed on the Monday before the Jewels by Jakarta-based businessman Peter Chambers, who also has Shezoneofheboyz in the Mark Jones stable.

“She’s never ever going to go as good for anyone other than Paul Nairn. Paul’s been more than helpful with his advice,” Mark said.

After favourite Miami H was out of play with an early gallop in the Jewels, Mark made the most of Kahdon’s strong staying qualities, but they were made to work a shade harder than anticipated after Vulcan (Anthony Butt) wouldn’t surrender the lead when pressured in the 3rd quarter.

The improving Vulcan kept up a smart front-running run, holding by a length, in 1:58 for the mile, with Kahdon a gallant runnerup after having to work for much of the mile from her back row alley.

Kahdon will now contest the $A50,000 Victoria Trotters Oaks at Tabcorp Park, Melton, next Friday night.

“She’ll probably then go for the Victoria Trotters Derby ($A75,000 at Maryborough on July 18) and the Breeders Crown ($A93,000 at Tabcorp Park, August 22),” Mark said.

“She’s been bought mainly as a broodmare, but they’re only three once so we’ll have a look at those races,” Mark said.

“We’re going on Paul Nairn’s advice as those were the races he had in mind for her anyway.”

Kahdon will be based at Craig Demmler’s property, as Demmler is owner Peter Chambers Victorian-based trainer.

After the Victoria Oaks, Mark will return to NZ then go back to Melbourne to prepare her for the Derby.

“I’ll probably look go over and drive her in the big races,” Mark said.

“Its a good chance for myself, Craig and Peter Chambers  to work in together. Hopefully we can continue to work in with each other for many years,” he said.

Kahdon is from Kahola, a Chiola Hanover half-sister to Kahlum, the dam of globe-trotting champion Lyell Creek, and also a half-sister to former good pacing winner Swan Creek.

Meanwhile, NZ Trotting Derby winner Shezoneoftheboyz has been sent to the spelling paddock for three months after breaking at the Cambridge workouts, a week prior to the Jewels.

“She is going through a growth spurt so she can go out. She may have a racing stint Craig Demmler next season,” Mark said.

Shezoneoftheboyz raced 9 times this season _ winning her first five straight _ including holding out Kahdon in the NZ Trotting Derby at Addington in March, for $76,624 in stakes.

By Jeff Scott

Mark wins NZ Derby double

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MARK ACHIEVES RARE NZ DERBY DOUBLE

Mark Jones completed a rare NZ Trotting and Pacing Derby double in the same season in 2010.

He became only the 6th driver to win both blue riband events at Addington in the same term, but only the 4th indvidual driver to achieve the feat.

Former maestro Maurice Holmes won both NZ Derbys three times _ 1946 (Acclamation & Free Flight), 1957 (Alight & Tobacco Road) & 1960 (Winterlight & Student Prince).

The only others to have won the coveted double are Jack Litten in 1955 (Regal Mile & False Step), and Mark Purdon twice _ in 2001 (Dependable & Young Rufus) & 2008 (Doctor Mickey & Auckland Reactor).  

Mark Jones gained immense satisfaction from winning his first Group One event as a trainer when he prepared and reined top trot filly Shezoneoftheboyz to beat the boys in the $80,000 Paul and Pauline Renwick NZ Trotting Derby on March 26.

He celebrated his 31st birthday by delivering the goods with Shezoneoftheboyz for visiting Jakarta-based Aussie owner Peter Chambers.

Shezoneoftheboyz stretched her then unbeaten record to five in the Derby.

She had too much speed in the run home coming clear to win in 3:17.7 (mobile 2600m) _ bettering the previous NZ 3YO fillies trot record of 3:20, set by 2007 NZ Trotting Derby winner Shirley Temple.

The Brylin Boyz filly was only 0.3 of a second ouside the NZ record for colts/geldings, set by last year’s NZ Trot Derby winner Ima Gold Digger.

“I ended up driving her a bit more conservatively than I intended, but it worked out well,” said Mark.

Shezoneoftheboyz, a half-sister to smart squaregaiter King Charlie, was trialled by Victorian horseman Craig Demmler in January for Mr Chambers, a Jakarta-based Managing Director of an Investment company.

Mr Chambers, aged 55, is getting increasingly involved with bloodstock interests as he approaches “semi-retirement.”

Shezoneoftheboyz had won impressively first-up for the Neil Munro stable at Addington on December 17 before being snapped up for the Jones stable.

MARK WINS NZ PACING DERBY WITH CAPTAIN PEACOCK

Only a week later, Mark Jones took an early battering on April 9, then came out a big winner in the $250,000 Christian Cullen NZ Derby.
The unpredictabiity of racing hit the promising young trainer hard early on premier night.

He had a gutter night with his own team _ hot favourite OK Courage galloping out from the ace in the 3 win The Rock Mobile Pace, then hot favourite Shezoneoftheboyz galloping out of contention in the NZ Trotting Oaks.

Just when he was pinned on the ropes, Mark bounced back to win his first pacing Derby _ the same resolve the part-time pugilist brought to his first celebrity boxing bout, defeating Mike Darby at Addington on Thursday, April 15.

Mark, who primarily boxes to keep himself fit, has made himself available for a celebrity bout to be staged during a night featuring top NZ amateur boxers.

The former world driving champion gave himself a show of upsetting the favs’ with lightly-tried captain Peacock in the $250,000 NZ Derby, after trainer Dean Taylor selected the inside second row barrier draw behind likely pacemaker Sir Lincoln.

The NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club allowed connections to select their own starting spot after their horses name came out in a special Derby barrier draw function.

Mark had Captain Peacock humming in the trail turning for home. When the sprint lane came, Captain Peacock kicked strongly and raced away to win the Derby by 1 3/4 lengths _ his 5th win at only his 8th start.

Longshot Franco Jamar, who tracked him through, ran 2nd. Favourite Russley Rascal, who had an early dip for the lead, then was shuffled to midfield, stormed home late for 3rd, with Sir Lincoln a nose back 4th, with northern stablemates Courage To Rule and Devil Dodger close-up next.

Mark was thrilled to win the Derby for Dean Taylor _ a partnership that has been successful for most of Mark’s driving career.

He had previously worn Taylor’s gold and brown colours to win the 2007 $146,490 G1 NZ Free-For-All with former top Kiwi pacer Waipawa Lad, now racing in the US.

Other feature races they have combined to win include the 2007 $117,000 (Listed) PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales NHT 2YO Pace at Auckland (Lethal Rocket), the 2005 $126,757 (Listed) PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Fillies (3YO) Pace and 2004 $35,000 PGG NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Fillies Southern Graduette (Life Of Luxury), and the 2000 $35,000 G2 Superstars 4YO Championship (Bruzem).

Captain Peacock, a strong Live Or Die gelding from Enchanting, was greeted in the birdcage by many excited owners _ the GAPMAD Syndicate, who race him on lease with G Ball, W Wyllie, R Boon and D Ball, from Ashburton breeders, Keith and Bevan Grice.

Dean Taylor also won races with Captain Peacock’s Sands A Flyin dam Enchanting (1 win from only 6 starts) and 4 races and $47,450 with Captain Peacock’s grand-dam Go Anna (Dancing Master-Kerry Khan, by Noodlum-Lady Barbara, by Lordship-Barbara Del, by Armbro Del-Coo Doo).

Go Anna, who won 4 races and dead-heated for 3rd behind Iman in the 1995 NZ Oaks, died after leaving only three live foals, including two fillies.

By Jeff Scott

Facilities

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OVERPORT LODGE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

 

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The Mark Jones Racing Stables are now in full residence at a new property, Overport Lodge, the Grange Road, Burnham, property previously developed by thoroughbred trainer Neil Ridley.

“We have 18 boxes inside. The property has 19 day paddocks, another six big ones in the middle of the track and about 30 all up,” he said.

The 20.2 hectare property is in pristine condition, complete with an irrigation system for year long growth in the paddocks.

“Now, I’ve just got to get hold of a few superstars to fill them,” he said.Kahdondrive

The property is home to a 16-horse gated automated walking machine, which has a top speed of 18 kilometres an hour when fully wound up, and can work both clockwise, or anti clockwise.

Overport Lodge has a 1100m outer deep sand training track, while a 1000m all-weather track for fast work is under construction.

Mark is taking the horses a short drive to Tim Butt’s Premier Stables for fast work in the interim.

Below is a montage of photos taken around the new property.

 

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Top Horses

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SHEZONEOFTHEBOYZ

Shezoneoftheboyz quickly reinbursed owner Peter Chambers for his faith as she dominated the early NZ 3YO trot scene through March-April of 2010.

After learning she could be purchased for a substantial sum after winning her debut for West Melton trainer Neil Munro, with Mark at the helm, the wheels were set in motion.

Mr Chambers, a Jakarta-based businessman of Australian origin, had previously secured speedy pacing filly Alexis out of the Mark Jones Racing Stables.

He was in the market for another potential classic-winning filly when Shezoneoftheboyz came along.

Mark’s former manager Stu Bailey, who in 2009 through Victorian trainer Craig Demmler, had recommended the sale of Alexis to Mr Chambers, encouraged Demmler to return to trial Shezoneoftheboyz.

Craig Demmler was suitably impressed with the filly. He recommended Mr Chambers buy her, and leave her with Mark as there were more age group opportunities in NZ.

A daughter of Brylin Boyz and Hands And Heels (Jaguar Spur-Odette Celine, by Plat du Jour-Mary Miller), Shezoneoftheboyz is a half-sister to former Northern Trotting Derby winner King Charlie (11 trot wins).

Shezoneoftheboyz was untroubled to win first-up at Addington for Mark, then beat the boys for the first time in the Group 3 Hambletonian Classic at Ashburton in early February.

The fleet-footed filly then became the 2nd Derby winner for her dam and credited mark with his first Group One training win when she repeated in the $80,000 NZ Trotting Derby at Addington on March 26.

Patiently driven three back on the markers, she sprinted best with an inside opening to score in the NZ record time for a 3YO trotting filly for the mobile 2600m of 3:17.7.

This obliterated the previous fillies mark set by Shirley Temple when taking out the 2007 NZ Trotting Derby and was only 0.3 of a second outside the best by a boy _ Ima Gold Digger’s 3:17.4 set in the 2009 NZ Trotting Derby.

Unfortunately, Shezoneoftheboyz broke and lost her chance when attempting to win the NZ Trotting Oaks, and went through a mixed period for her next few starts.

She was disqualified from a good 2nd to Kahdon in the Group Two $64,400 Hutton Racing Stables Sires Stakes Trotters Championship at Auckland on April 30, then broke at her next two starts, and was spelled for three months from the beginning of June.

Shezoneoftheboyz (Career record: 9 starts, 5 wins, 0 placings, $76,624) 


TOP 4YO PACING MARES

Crystal Star and Telemecanique have continued their rise as two of NZ’s better 4YO pacing mares this term for Burnham trainer Mark Jones.

The stablemates both showed their class in NZ’s top open mares’ races, chasing home upset winner Tact Lizzie in the Group One $80,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Breeders Stakes at Addington on February 12.

As Tact Lizzie kept going to post a NZ mares’ record 3:09.4 (1:57.2 mile rate for the mobile 2600m), the Mark Jones-trained mares both finished well from the rear beginning the final lap to fill the minor placings.

Crystal Star was also inside Mainland Banner’s former NZ mares’ record with her 3:09.6 for second (by 0.1 of a second).

The stablemates also backed up well in the Group Two $40,000 Caduceus Club Of Canterbury Premier Mares Championship at Addington six nights later.

Top Southland 4YO mare Beaudiene Bad Babe turned round an off night in the Breeders to win the Premier Mares Championship from Trigirl Brigade, with Crystal Star 3rd and Telemecanique 4th.

Crystal Star, a genuine daughter of Badlands Hanover, raced by Oxford owner “Jim” McDonald, had preceeded her mares’ races placings by defeating NZ Derby winner Sleepy Tripp in the $30,000 Forbury 4YO Championship on February 5, pacing the 2700m (stand) in 3:25.6 (2:02.5 mile rate).

She again showed her class with another feature win in the $25,000 ICE Bloodstock Canterbury Regional Country Cups Championship at Addington on April 3, pacing the 2600m stand in 3:16 (2:01.2 mile rate), with stablemate Lethal Rocket having no clear run in the straight, finishing 6th.

Her rise this season has come as no real surprise, following her good form near the end of her 3YO filly season.

She ran 5th in Lauraella’s NZ Oaks, then ran a gallant 3rd in the 2009 $200,000 Harness Jewels 3YO fillies Diamond at Ashburton, being racetimed in 1:54.6 for the mile, behind winner Joyfuljoy (1:54.4) and Imagine Me, with Beaudiene Bad Babe 4th.

Crystal Star was a luckless 7th from the inside of the back row in the $200,000 Harness Jewels 4YO Diamond at Cambridge on June 5, failing to work clear until the race was virtually over.

Crystal Star (Career record: 40 starts, 11 wins, 7 placings, $148,406)

Telemecanique, beaten a nose by Beaudiene Bad Babe in a 1:58.9 mile in her 2YO filly debut for Mark Jones at Winton in March 2008, has been a big improver this season.

After two 2nds and a 6th from only 3 starts at two, the daughter of Falcon Seelster was given a year off racing.

She returned under the guidance of Woodend Beach trainers David and Catherine Butt, quickly putting 5 wins together in the autumn-winter of her 3YO racing, before returning to Mark Jones this season.

Telemecanique has contined her rise through to the top for owner Dave Neal, adding another 6 wins during her 4YO racing.

Her wins included mile features at Ashburton in October (2:00.4 on a rain-affected track) and a 1:57.6 win at Winton in December, getting home by a head for catch-driver Anthony Butt over Beaudiene Bad Babe.

After her good placings in the two Addington mares features in February, she defeated subsequent Invercargill Cup winner Vi Et Animo in the $17,563 Caduceus Club Of Southland 4YO Stakes at Gore on March 14, with a sharp final 400m in 26.7s.

She again showed her maturity holding out Harley Earl to win in 3:10.9 (mobile 2600m) in a 5-7 win pace at Addington on April 3 _ the same night Crystal Star won the Country Cups Championship.

Telemecanique shaped well in her final Harness Jewels lead-up at Cambridge on May 27 when a fast-finishing 2nd to Beaudiene Bad Babe, but was beaten by the outside front row draw in the $200,000 Harness Jewels 4YO Diamond.

Telemecanique  (Career record: 30 starts, 11 wins, 7 placings, $102,839)


MY MAN DAN

My Man Dan was virtually unbeatable in country cups mid-season after teaming up with Mark Jones last December _ winning 5 of his first 6 starts for the stable.

My_Man_Dan__The Pacific Rocket gelding was purchased out of Kevin Fairbairn’s Doyleston team last December by Grant Hatton as a Christmas present for his wife Katherine, and daughters, Gina, Kate and Emma.

Mark had him primed for a bold debut from his stable at the Timaru meeting at Addington on December 17, coming clear over his last 800m in 56.1s to win by 3 3/4 lengths.

After being beaten into 3rd in the Islington Tavern Reefton Cup, My Man Dan’s good manners from a stand and toughness helped him strike a purple patch of form, going unbeaten in four starts through January-February.

He was untroubled to win both days at Marlborough, running his last 800m in 55.1s to win the Royal Hotel Cup Prelude on the first day.

The improving 4YO then repeated in the $25,000 Woodstock Marlborough Cup, running the 3200m in 4:05.9.

My Man Dan then set a track record on the grass in the Mornington Tavern Waikouaiti Cup, coming off 10m to beat Centreofattention by 3 1/2 lengths in a strong 4:08.8 (3200m stand).  

He carried his form into the $22,134 Wilson’s Sports Bar and TAB Hororata Cup at Addington, delivering again as favourite when catch-driven by Regan Todd for a 1 1/4 lengths over stablemate Lethal Rocket (Mark Jones).

My Man Dan wasn’t at his best for the Invercargill Cup a month later, but his hot summer run earned him a place in the Harness Jewels 4YO Emerald in June. He had his preparation affected by stone bruises and wasn’t a factor from the back row, but was still racetimed in a useful 1:55.4 finishing unplaced.

My Man Dan (Career record: 36 starts, 9 wins, 6 placings, $100,691)

 

UNIQUE STAR

Mark Jones was up for an early challenge to his training career when the enigmatic Unique Star arrived at the Mark Jones Racing Stables.

He had been tried by three previous trainers _ winning second-up as a pacer for David and Catherine Butt _ then adding another two wins trotting for Ellesmere trainer John Versteeg.

“I wasn’t getting on that well with him at the start, so I asked John what he did with him,” Mark said.

“After talking to him, I galloped Unique Star on a lead and jogged him behind a wire mesh set-up on the back of a truck, to settle him down.”

Less than a year later, Unique Star made the big leap to the elite level of squaregaiters for Mark, and the horse’s Ashburton breeder-owners, Peter and Beryl Boag.

Unique Star, at his first start in the big time, ran a meritorous 4th in Springbank Richard’s 2009 Dominion Handicap at Addington on Show day.

He qualified for the Dominion after coming off 30m behind to win the opening trot on NZ Cup day _ the 3-6 wins $20,000 Searells Chartered Accountants Trot over 3200m, going 4:08.2.

Unique Star completed a strong NZ Cup meeting by beating the South Canterbury stablemates, Stylish Monarch and Domination, in the 4-wins and faster Aussie Browne’s Unichem Pharmacies Trot on the final night of the  NZ Cup meeting.

While he still remains hit or miss early from standing starts, Unique Star is equal to most of NZ’s best squaregaiters once under way.

“He probably won’t ever win a big race, because his manners let him down from a stand, but he’s done a good job,” Mark said.

The Sundon gelding has won 8 and been 8 times placing since teaming up with Mark in December 2008.

Unique Star (Career record: 65 starts, 11 wins, 10 placings, $99,473)


Feature Wins

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Training (winning mile rate in brackets)

KAHDON _ 2010 $A50,000 G1 Victoria Trotting Oaks (Tabcorp Park, Melton) 2230m ms (2:03.4).

SHEZONEOFTHEBOYZ _ 2010 $80,000 G1 NZ Trotting Derby (Addington) 2600m ms (2:02.3, NZ filly record); $30,000 G3 Hambletonian Classic (Ashburton) 1609m ms (2:03.5).

CRYSTAL STAR _ 2010 $30,000 G3 Forbury 4YO Championship 2700m ss (2:02.5); 2010 $25,000 ICE Bloodstock Canterbury Regional Country Cups Championship 2600m ss (2:01.2).

MY MAN DAN _ 2010 $22,134 Hororata Cup (Addington) 2600m ss (2:05.4), $19,981 Waikouaiti Cup 3200m ss grass (2:05), $25,000 Marlborough Cup 3200m ss (2:03.6), $15,000 Royal Hotel Cup Prelude (Marlborough) 2700m ss (2:04.8).

TELEMECANIQUE _ 2010 $17,563 Caduceus Club Of Southland 4YO Stakes (Gore) 2200m ms (2:01.9); 2009 $18,000 PGG Wrightson AON Insurance Brokers Equine Stakes (Winton) 1609m ms (1:57.6), $15,000 Gluyas Motor Group Fillies And Mares Mobile Pace (Ashburton) one mile (2:00.4).

LETHAL ROCKET _ 2010 $19,930 Sands A Flyin’s My Dad Mobile Pace (Addington, 3-4 wins) 2600m ss (1:59.4).

UNIQUE STAR _ 2009 $20,000 Searells Chartered Accountants Trot (NZ Cup day, Addington) 3200m ss (2:04.7), $19,711 Smokefree Handicap (Addington) 2600m ss (2:04.5).

BEST CHANCE _ 2009 $20,000 Garrard’s Sires’ Stakes 2YO Silver (Addington) 1950m ms (2:01.7).

ALEXIS _ 2009 $18,000 Nevele R Fillies Heat (Ashburton) 1609m (1:57.8), $20,000 Nevele R Fillies Heat (Marlborough) 1609m (1:57.4).

OK COURAGE _ 2009 $15,071 Avon City Ford Pace (2 wins, Addington) 2600m ss (2:03.6), $19,638 Cavell Leitch Law Mobile Pace (2 wins, Addington), 1950m (1:58.4), $20,000 United Fisheries Ltd Mobile Pace (1 win, Addington), 2600m ss (2:00.6), 2008 Nevele R _ Garrard’s Sires’ Stakes 2YO Silver (Addington) 1950m (2:01.7).

Driving

KAHDON _ 2010 $A50,000 G1 Victoria Trotting Oak.

SHEZONEOFTHEBOYZ _ 2010 $80,000 G1 NZ Trotting Derby; $30,000 G3 Hambletonian Classic.

CRYSTAL STAR _ 2010 $30,000 G3 Forbury 4YO Championship; 2010 $25,000 ICE Bloodstock Canterbury Regional Country Cups Championship 2600m.

POCARO _ 2009 $30,000 G3 NZ Trotting Oaks.

BADLANDS JEWEL _ 2008 $145,350 G1 Nevele R Fillies Final.

SPARKS A FLYIN _ 2001 $100,000 G1 Nevele R Fillies Final; $A75,000 New South Wales Oaks (Harold Park), $A82,500 Australasian 3YO Breeders Crown Fillies Final (Moonee Valley).

LOCOFOCO _ 2001 $A45,000 3YO Australasian Breeders Crown Trot Final (Moonee Valley).

FIVE STAR ANVIL _ 2008 $292,498 PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales 2YO Open Pace, $20,000 Garrards’ Sires Stakes Ht.

WAIPAWA LAD _ 2007 $146,490 G1 NZ Free-For-All.

LETHAL ROCKET _ 2007 $117,000 (Listed) PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales NHT 2YO Pace.

SCORCHING _ 2005 $27,500 (G3) Invercargill Cup; 2004
$19,725 (Listed) New Brighton Cup; Lion Foundation Winter Cup.

ZURI _ 2004 $50,000 G1 NZ Trotting Derby; $25,000 G2 Hambletonian Classic; $36,000 G2 NRM Sires Stakes 3YO Trotters Championship.

LIFE OF LUXURY _ 2005 $126,757 (Listed) PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Fillies (3YO) Pace; 2004 $35,000 PGG NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Fillies Southern Graduette.

ARMBRO INNOCENCE _ 2005 $25,000 G2 PGG Premier Mares Championship (G2).

ADO’S INVASION 2005 $32,000 Kaikoura Lobster Inn Trot.

LONDON LEGEND _ 2005 $20,329 Metalcraft Roofing Mobile Pace (Addington); 2004 $30,000 G2 Pelorus Trust 4YO Classic; $19,725 (Listed) New Brighton Cup; $22,350 (Listed) Lion Foundation Winter Cup (Auckland); 2002 $28,748 (G2) Rising Stars 3YO Championship (Addington).

TONY H 2002 $25,000 G3 Hambletonian Classic; $48,350 (Listed) PGG NZ Yearling Sales 3YO Trot; 2001 $20,000 NRM Sires’ Stakes 2YO Trotters Championship.

YOUNG POINTER _ 2001 $30,000 G2 ATC Challenge Stakes Trot.

ANDANDON _ 2000 $48,875 PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales 2YO Trot.

BRUZEM _ 2000 $35,000 G2 Superstars 4YO Championship.

ALL OUR FELLA _ 1999 $29,601 G2 SBS Southland Building Society/Heller Tasty Mobile FFA.

ANDREW EYRE _ 1999 $14,596 South Bay Trotters CuP; 1998 $13,000 Banks Peninsula Trotting Cup.

The Inside Word

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THE INSIDE WORD  Mark J

 

FROM MARK

JONES . . .

 
RANGIORA HRC, Sunday, October 20

 

 

Race 5: ULTIMATE CC (8), mob. 2000m: “She ran on well first-up at Addington. Has a tough draw but should be in with a chance.”

 

 

Outside drives

 

Race 3: ELSAMBO (8), 2600m std: “Went good at the Rangiora trials for Regan but not as good at Timaru. I’m having a drive to evaluate but he’s better than he went first-up.”

Race 7: MY ENTOURAGE (10), mob. 2000m: “Should be a chance if we have any luck from the inside of the second row.” 

Race 8: MAMSELLE (8), 1, 30m, 2600m std: “Ended up getting too far back on the turn last week at Addington but ran on the last bit. A chance if we can work into it at the right time.”