Te Akau Friday Update

Date: 20 May 2022

Te Akau Friday Update


David writes:


What a wonderful day our Te Akau New Zealand trainer Mark Walker had at the Matamata Races last Friday with five winners. Then the very next day he and the team were winning races at Hawera and Rotorua.

Then Te Akau Singapore tuned in with three winners on Saturday afternoon too.  Te Akau Singapore trainer Donna Logan now has seven wins in the last three Saturday racedays.  Donna has the team really firing.

Well done to our whole the team that provides these wonderful results for our owners.

I have obviously had a huge smile on my face this week with the rain we have had at the farm.

After putting 600 tons of super phosphate on the whole farm and 1200 tons of lime in March, yesterday we had two planes flying all day spreading urea across the whole farm.  Having an all-weather airstrip is just wonderful at this time of the year.  All up we put on 60 kg per hectare and in total applied 100 tons.

This morning we have had 26 mls of rain which followed from 35 mils the previous three days and the grass is absolutely bolting away.  This Te Akau farmer, as I said, is a very happy man.

The sale of shares in our yearlings have been going brilliantly - just today we put yet another 'all sold' sign up on our Savabeel/Leytana colt.

A few months ago, the Foxton Bowling Club lost everything in a fire.  A vital cog in its community, this devastation has been keenly felt.  A fundraising auction is being held for the Club at the Naenae Bowling Club in Wellington's Hutt Valley tomorrow night and Karyn and I have donated a 5% share in this Savabeel colt, with three years of training fees to help this cause.

We both have a very strong belief in helping the community where we can.  Obviously a major focus for us is EquiPotential (formerly Hamilton Riding for the Disabled) for which Karyn and I are proud Co-Patrons.  We have recently donated a retired racehorse in conjunction with his owners.  He is now being prepared for his important new role, and we also give a percentage of our stakes as well.

That's another reason we were proud to support Windsor Park's recent South Island auction event.  A portion of funds from the yearlings sold at this Christchurch event go to the Ellie Stokes' Trust. Well done to Rodney Schick and the team.

We bought a beautiful Turn Me Loose filly from a good family and we only have four shares available now.  One of her new owners is gifting a share to Ellie herself and we hope that this filly brings her great pleasure.  We have actually given this new filly the stable name "Ellie" of course!

She was great buying this filly - the stock of Turn Me Loose is really firing - so here's your chance to be involved in a cracking filly, for a great price, from a very good family, and support a very special young woman by doing so.



A 10% share is just $7,250 +GST and a 5% share only $3,625 +GST.


Yesterday morning we sent five yearlings into the stable for their first time after being broken in. Watching them work before they departed,  I can confidently predict we have an absolutely outstanding line up of yearlings.

One that has got under our owners' guard is Lot 77, a Satono Aladdin colt out of All About The Coin.  This is a ripper of a colt that is impressing everyone who has ridden him.  He has a beautiful pedigree being from the same family as the mighty Zabeel.

I believe he could well be a Karaka Million runner next January.  Did you see the Satono Aladdin filly two year old win in Australia midweek?  Wow, what a run.  I am predicting this will be a very exciting sire.  Have a look at him on our web site.



A 10% share is $13,500 plus GST & a 5% share is $6,750 plus GST

I have no hesitation in labelling this colt as one to watch - if you would like to be involved, simply give me a call on 021 925151 or email Karyn at [email protected].

Best of luck to all our owners with runners this weekend in New Zealand and in Singapore.


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