buy aids in building towards 100 winners purchase Richard of Yorke provided Te Akau Racing’s trainer Jamie Richard with his 96th win this season and looks to be one to keep watching over the winter months.

Off the back of a win at Otaki a month ago, Richard of Yorke got through the Heavy 11 conditions much better than his rivals, beating the field home by seven and a quarter lengths over 2100m at Trentham on Saturday.

Originally imported by Chris Waller Racing to Australia, he was then sold via for $42,000 and brought to New Zealand, originally to target the Gr.2 New Zealand Cup.

“Karyn syndicated the horse within half an hour of being posted on our website and he’s a classic example of how important is for the industry. It’s a great innovation by New Zealand Bloodstock and their regular online sales allow horses like this to be offered when they’re ready for sale,” reported Te Akau principal David Ellis.

“He’s proving a good investment for the owners.”

“And it’s great to see Jamie getting closer to 100 wins in his first season as sole trainer at Te Akau. He’s got the best strike (5.3) among the top 20 trainers, had 17 stakes wins, and we’re all looking forward again to the next season starting in August.”

Te Akau’s apprentice Chelsea Burdan provided a beneficial 4kg weight allowance, the pair jumped from barrier four, found cover and settled on the rail. Richard of Yorke began his run for home from the 600m mark for the victory.

“He’s got quite an extravagant action and we always thought he would appreciate the tracks at this time of year. He clearly handles wet ground and the further they went the further he got in front,” explained Richards.

“Chelsea rode the horse well and Alexis (White) who took him down has a real soft spot for the horse. Heading into winter, if we place him right he should add to the prize money for his owners.”

Entries for the 24 June auction are due by 7pm Monday 17 June. Contact the team on +64 9 296 4436 or email to discuss your options or for assistance listing.


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