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Three Winners in Four Days for Wrote

It may be a case of "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better" between our stallions as Wrote has had a great start to July following on from Bullbars' seven winners in June. In the past four days, three of the progeny from Wrote's first season as a stallion in the US have greeted the judge.  Toss in another couple of seconds and a third and it really has been an exceptional start to the month of July. Wrote's first winner for the month was his filly Irish Letters (ex Kawaguchi [Fusaichi Pegasu...

July 9, 2018

Seven wins for Bullbars in June

As he enters his fourth season at stud BULLBARS continues to produce winners on both sides of the Tasman and further afield from small foal crops. He’s proving to be a versatile stallion with winners on a range of tracks, over a variety of distances (from 1000m to 2400m) and he is well represented by both sexes. Standing at the reduced fee $5,000 +GST in 2018 he offers breeders great value. Bullbars Seven wins in June: 3/6 Ballarat: Minoan Spirit (Amazing Spirit, Montjeu)Breeder: Hong Kong Br...

June 29, 2018

Wrote's Son Vincero's Double Success

As Wrote's first United States crop has entered it's three year old year, it is not surprising that the son of High Chaparral has seen the performance of his progeny improve with time as they have been stepped up to the mile and further. Illustrating this is Vincero, his gelding son out of the Congrats mare The Marikutana.  In his first campaign spanning Nov 17 to Feb 18, he had four starts, the best result being a fourth placing.  However, he returned to the track in late May and has ...

June 27, 2018

Highview 2018 - Brochure

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June 25, 2018

Job Opportunities At Highview

With the new breeding season approaching, we have the following opportunities for enthusiastic and capable people to join our team here at Highview: - Night Foal Watch Person- Stud Groom- Assistant Farm Manager (part-time)...

May 20, 2018

Weekend Double for Wrote

Highview Stud's stallion Wrote enjoyed a good weekend in the United States with two more winners saluting the judge in a fashion that suggests that both have further wins to come.The victories by Escribiente and Immosiautunya bring Wrote's total number of winners to four from just nineteen starters.  Given that Wrote's first crop (in the US) is early into their three year old season, and both he and his sire were at their best at a mile and above, it will be interesting to see his...

May 9, 2018

TRANS-TASMAN FOCUS FOR TEAM ROGERSON

Graeme Rogerson says talented filly Contessa Vanessa makes his job easy.The New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame trainer has the Bullbars three-year-old in prime condition ahead of Saturday's $A1 million Gr.1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick, though he concedes that's mainly her own doing."She's such a tough thing. She's eaten every oat we've given her since she got here and she worked a mile and a quarter (2000m) this morning and she was full of running," Rogerson said."She'll certainly run the m...

April 12, 2018

WROTE’S FUTURE LOCKED IN AT HIGHVIEW

Wrote’s long-term New Zealand future is guaranteed following a successful move by Highview.  The Irish-bred stallion was well-received by breeders in his first season, prompting farm principal Brent Gillovic to purchase the son of High Chaparral outright.  “After protracted negotiations we have managed to buy him outright,” he said. “We’ve bought him along with Peter Yip of the Hong Kong Breeders’ Club and Duncan Grimley, a good friend of mine in Australia.   ...

March 22, 2018

Exciting Weekend for Highview With More To Come ...

It was a weekend of Group winning success for Highview Stud, and their stallion Bullbars in particular.  It was also a weekend which whetted the appetite for what lies ahead over the next month as key races on the calendar will be run with progeny of Bullbars looking for more Group victories. The highlights were: - Contessa Vanessa winning the Group 3 Sunline Vase; - Bullbars gelding Beauden breaking maidens very impressively at Awapuni; - Comin'through running well in his final lead-up to ...

March 4, 2018

Contessa Vanessa On Target for Oaks Bid

Bullbars filly Contessa Vanessa showed she was progressing well towards her main target of the New Zealand Oaks with a victory at Matamata on Saturday. Back from a short break following a luckless run in the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m), Contessa Vanessa ran in a 3YO Proisir 1,400m race which included the Group 1 winning colt Age of Fire. First-time jockey Jason Waddell pounced 'The Contessa' out from her handy draw to settle behind the leader, Pop Star Princess.  He shook her up appr...

February 25, 2018

Bullbars Daughter Contessa Vanessa Becomes His First Group Winner

Christmas came a day late for Bullbars as his daughter Contessa Vanessa (ex Di Lusso) won the Group Two Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic at Ellerslie and in the process, provided Bullbars with his first Group winner. Contessa Vanessa, from Bullbars' second crop, came into the mile race off an unlucky third placing at Awapuni in the Eulogy Stakes.  Trained by Team Rogerson and ridden by Ryan Elliot, Contessa Vanessa bounced from her inside draw and relaxed in behind the leaders travelling ...

December 26, 2017

Wrote feature on Kiwi Bred

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December 11, 2017

Another Bullbars Victory in Asia

Bullbars had further success last night in Hong Kong with his son Compassion Star victorious first up for the current season over 1,400m at Sha Tin.  Trained by CH Yip and ridden beautifully by Zac Purton, Compassion Star registered a relatively comfortable victory to suggest that there may be more to come in short order. Compassion Star had had an abbreviated campaign last season with his four starts yielding one fifth and two sixths.  Clearly more acclimatized to the Hong Kong enviro...

November 20, 2017

Bullbars' Mongolian Lightning Strikes in China

You can now chalk up another country where the progeny of Bullbars has been successful, with his son Mongolian Lightning becoming one of the premier horses in the burgeoning racing industry in China. Mongolian Lightning, out of the Last Tycoon mare It’s Spring Again, was born and reared at Highview Stud.  He was sold at the 2015 Ready to Run Sale to Rider Horse China for $90,000 and was sent to be trained by the Champion training partnership Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman.  Rider Ho...

November 17, 2017

Kelowna Star Shines Again in Macau

Kelowna Star, bred by Highview Stud, won his second Group 2 Autumn Trophy on the weekend in Macau, showing a great turn of foot along the rail to defeat the race favourite Sacred Missile by a length and a quarter. Ridden by Peter Ho and trained by James Moore, Kelowna Star has been an impressive performer for his owners amassing close to $NZ500k.  He also represented Macau last year in their race meeting against Hong Kong rivals. By Sufficient out of the Royal Academy mare Middlebrook, Kelo...

November 8, 2017

Wrote's first stakes runner finishes second

Highview Stud's new stallion Wrote is fully into his mating season in New Zealand and enjoying it.His freshman season here in the stallion barn corresponds with the debut racetrack season in the United States for his oldest Stateside crop.Although, he had only a couple of starters thus far, Louisiana Downs was the location on Saturday for his first runner in a stakes race.High Providence took his place in the Listed Sunday Silence Stakes over the mile.  He had won his debut race impressivel...

September 10, 2017

Another Two Winners for Bullbars

A recent news article on our website outlined what an excellent month of June the racing progeny of Bullbars had had.  The success has continued this week with two of his first crop clearing maiden ranks, each in a style that suggests there may be more in store.First up on Sunday, Minoan Spirit (Bullbars - Amazing Spirit) saluted the judge at his fourth start over 1,300m at Bendigo.  Trained by the master Darren Weir and ridden by accomplished Irish jockey John Allen cam...

July 27, 2017

Wrote's First Turf Runner Wins Impressively

Wrote, Highview Stud's new stallion for the upcoming breeding season, hasn't taken long to register his first winner.  The son of High Chaparral has had his first crop hit the track this seaon in the US, and on the weekend, Wrote's first turf runner High Providence won in emphatic fashion.High Providence debuted at Lone Star Park over seven and a half furlongs.  Slow out of the gates, he took his time to find his feet and travelled for the early stages of the races five lengths be...

July 10, 2017

A Bumper June for Bullbars

Trapped in the midst of winter, broodmare owners minds turn to mulling over who to send their mare(s) to for the upcoming season.Ultimately, performance on the track is a key measure of success, and going by his progeny's performance over the month of June, Highview Stud's Bullbars has put his hand up in impressive fashion.Bullbars currently has two small crops of racing age, and on the whole, they are showing themselves to be competitive over a range of distances and track conditions. &nbs...

July 3, 2017

The Contessa Strikes Again for Bullbars

Bullbars filly Contessa Vanessa won her second race on end today in comfortable and convincing fashion at Pukekohe.   Following up her two and three quarter length victory over 1,000m a fortnight ago at Avondale, Contessa Vanessa was simply too good for her rivals today recording a relatively untested two and a half length win over 1,200m.  In both victories, the Graeme and Debbie Rogerson trained filly was ridden by the New Zealand's leading jockey, Chris John...

June 21, 2017

Jolly Bountiful Provides Bullbars First Winner in Hong Kong

Bullbars was represented by his first winner in Hong Kong with his son Jolly Bountiful victorious last night in the Shatin Heights Handicap over 1,200m at Sha Tin.It was his second start in the colony having previously debuted for third over 1,000m at Happy Valley.The gelded three-year-old son of Bullbars and Senoita Rosay was favourite for the race based on his first up effort.  Trained by John Size and ridden by Umberto Rispoli, he settled midfield from his inside gate and ...

June 5, 2017

Group One winner joins Highview Roster

Brent Gillovic's persistence has been rewarded with a deal to bring a unique son of High Chaparral to stand at Highview Stud in 2017. He has long been an admirer of the Gr.1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote and he recently completed a deal to stand him alongside current resident Bullbars.  "He's the only Group One-winning two-year-old son of High Chaparral in the world," Gillovic said.  "I was first alerted to the horse by an American agent and when I went to the US Masters Gol...

May 30, 2017

El Sicario Sets Track Record in Easy Win

Bullbars gelding El Sicario scorched over the 1,000m at Pakenham this week to set a track record in victory at Racing.com Park.El Sicario, Group 1 placed in the Sires Produce at Awapuni as a two-year-old, had been racing in better company previously and this showed as he won easing down by 3.75 lengths in 57.82 seconds; setting a new record in the process.Trained at Cranbourne by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young and ridden for the first time by the experienced Noel Callow, El Sicario has struggl...

May 21, 2017

Listed Success for the Highview Sold Twoznotenough

Highview Stud reared and sold the winner of yesterdays Listed Speight’s Mid Ale Great Easter Stakes in Twoznotenough.Sired by Sakhee's Secret out of the Royal Academy mare Middlebrook, Twoznotenough was purchased from the Highview 2012 Select sale draft by Allan Sharrock for $21,000.Click here for full details of her victory. (Photo Credit: Trish Dunell)Twoznotenough younger half-brother Kelowna Star has proved to one of the best horses racing in Macau.  The pair ...

May 7, 2017

Invader's Sires' Group 1 Success Borne Out Of Highview

Invader's Group 1 victory in the Inglis Sires' (registered as ATC Sires Produce Stakes) over 1,400m at Randwick virtually guaranteed him the status of "Champion Australian 2YO Colt" for the current racing season; the trappings of a sparkling stud career will no doubt follow.Raced by the influential China Horse Club and sired by the amazing Snitzel, Invader proved comfortably superior in one of the two 'majors' for Australian youngsters - a stone bruise had prevented him from compe...

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