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Top Top Tea continues Wrote roll

Dennis Yip’s promising second starter, Top Top Tea, continued a good run for his sire Wrote when winning the Class 4 Mut Wah Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday.In the process, the talented four-year-old carried Brazilian jockey Ruan Maia to his first victory since October 26 following 70 consecutive losses.“I’m very happy because it’s been two months without a winner, but I keep working and keep my head up. Sometimes, the right horse comes to your hand, and this one ran well f...

January 5, 2023

Best Seller ready to return at Trentham

A solid hit out by classy three-year-old filly Best Seller during an exhibition gallop on her home track at Hastings on Saturday has trainer John Bary more than satisfied ahead of her racetrack return at Trentham next week.The Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) runner-up covered the last 1000m of her workout in 60.5 seconds, coming the last 600m in 34.5s under rider Jonathan Riddell and looked to be galloping well within herself.Bary has given the daughter of Wrote a slow build-up after her e...

January 1, 2023

Bary all smiles with Guineas hope

John Bary’s fleeting visit to Christchurch at the weekend to monitor leading filly Best Seller’s progress had the desired outcome.  The whistle-stop venture south provided confirmation to the Hastings trainer that his Gr.1 Barneswood Farm New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) prospect was in tip-top shape for the challenge ahead. “She had an exhibition gallop with Guy Lowry’s Shezzacatch at Riccarton on Saturday and everything went really well and I was very happy wit...

November 7, 2022

Morpheus Bragi looks promising

Three-year-old Wrote gelding Morpheus Bragi looked very impressive when winning the 9Mile Fresh Maiden Plate (1200m) on the Pakenham turf on Friday. Despite being slow away and being wide throughout Morpheus Bragi was able to win by one-and-a-half lengths on the line, under apprentice jockey Matt Cartwright, who has a big impression of the gelding. “He’s been slow away in his trials and he was a bit worse today, he just got squeezed up a bit and he resented it,” Cartwright said. “I k...

November 7, 2022

Best Seller takes Gold Trail Stakes on home track

Local filly Best Seller showed she had taken plenty of benefit out of her first up victory at Taupo last month when she produced a resolute finish to win the Gr.3 HB/PB Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings. The John Bary-trained three-year-old seemed to be in a world of trouble when back second last on the home bend after being allowed to settle on her own terms by rider Sam Spratt. Opie Bosson looked likely to claim his second black-type feature on the day ...

September 10, 2022

Wrote 3YOs in the spotlight

Wrote’s progeny are primed for a thrilling classic year ahead with two, almost three, impressive winners last week. Group Two-placed filly Best Seller got her season off to a flyer with a win in the $40,000 Taupo Pak’nSave (1100m) at Taupo on Wednesday. Despite being slow away she showed her quality when looming at the turn and gathered in her opposition to win by a long neck. "Her sectionals on the day were very, very good," Highview's Brent Gillovic said. "In fact her sectio...

August 29, 2022

Best Seller scores at Taupo

Wrote three-year-old Best Seller got her new season off to the perfect start with a win at Taupo on Wednesday. Challenge Syndications principal Adrian Clark went to $12,000 to secure Best Seller out of Highview Stud’s 2021 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 2 Yearling Sale draft and she more than recouped his outlay as a juvenile when runner-up in the Gr.2 Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m). She returned in superb fashion as a three-year-old on Wednesday when winning the Taupo Pak’n Save Fillies (...

August 24, 2022

Highview stallion parade - August 21

We will be parading our two stallions, High Chaparral's 2YO Group One winning son WROTE and first season sire THE CHOSEN ONE, Savabeel's best performed son at stud, on day two of the annual Waikato stallion tour, organised by the Waikato branch of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and sponsored by gavelhouse.com. The parade is the first stop on Sunday August 21 at 10am and everyone is welcome to come along.  What: Highview Stallion ParadeTime: 10amAddress: 1544 ...

August 8, 2022

Brisbane swansong for The Chosen One before stud duties

The Chosen One will have his final race in the A$1.2 million Gr.2 Sky Racing The Q22 (2200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, before retiring to stand at Highview Stud in New Zealand. The six-year-old will retire as a Group One winner over a mile, multiple stakes winner on both sides of the Tasman and dual NZ Stayer of the Year with over $2.7 million in stakes earnings.  However, trainer Andrew Forsman thinks he...

June 7, 2022

Wrote To Arataki scores at Sandown

Promising three-year-old Wrote To Arataki left an impression with her comfortable victory over 1200m at Sandown on Wednesday. From her outside barrier, jockey Mark Zahra elected to settle at the rear of the field before setting his charge alight three-wide with 500m to go. She showed her turn of foot when gobbling up her opposition down the straight to record a 1-3/4 length victory. It was the second win from four starts for the daughter of Wrote, with trainer Matthew Williams noting a freshen-u...

June 1, 2022

Arataki a dominant winner for Wrote

Three-year-old filly Wrote To Arataki (NZ) (Wrote) ran out a comfortable winner of a 1400m maiden at Warrnambool on Thursday, winning at the second time of asking for local trainer Matthew Williams. Ridden by apprentice Will Price, the progressive three-year-old enjoyed a perfect run behind the speed and travelled like the winner a long way from home before cruising to a 2 ¼ length victory over Presser. The win continues the good run of form for the progeny of Highview Stud stallion Wrote, a G...

February 17, 2022

Wrote’s daughter delivers opportune Australian victory

Highview resident Wrote has penned a timely new chapter in his fledgling stallion career with a first success in Australia. With the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale just around the corner, his quaintly named daughter Bing Bang Boom drew further attention to the son of High Chaparral’s progeny with her dashing maiden success at Kilmore on Thursday. The three-year-old was stepping out for just the second time for Cranbourne trainer Wendy Kelly and sailed home over 1600m to the deli...

February 11, 2022

The Chosen One sparkles in Thorndon Mile

A late nomination to contest the Group One feature at Trentham on Saturday paid dividends for the connections of quality performer The Chosen One as the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained runner scored a stunning victory in the Gr.1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m).Having his first start since running a gallant fifth in the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) back in November, the six-year-old Savabeel entire looked well suited under the set weights and penalties conditions of the race, having to car...

January 29, 2022

Thurlow pleased with Guineas hope despite unorthodox campaign

One of the more intriguing runners in Saturday’s Gr.1 Barneswood Farm New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton is the Bill Thurlow-trained And We Danced. The daughter of Wrote will enter the classic at just her third raceday start, having broken maiden ranks as a juvenile back in May, before a set-back meant the filly has had just one further start, a second placing over 1400m at Hawera behind White Noise late last month. While admitting it has been a race against time to get the Kurt Gil...

November 11, 2021

First NZ winner for Wrote

Highview Stud stallion Wrote recorded his first New Zealand win as a sire when the Kurt Gillovic-bred And We Danced was victorious in the Yara Fertiliser 1100 at Hastings on Wednesday. The Bill Thurlow-trained two-year-old got back early after only being fair away for jockey Sarah Macnab. Turning for home they were met by a wall of horses, but a pocket opened with 250m to go and she was able to let down and get up by a short head over Express Desire. Highview Stud principal Brent Gillovic was pl...

May 26, 2021

Wrote filly impresses with trial win.

Highivew’s resident stallion Wrote was credited with his first trial winner last week. The ease in which the two-year-old filly claimed her victory in the 1000m heat at Waverley came as no surprise to trainer Bill Thurlow who has a good opinion of the daughter of Simply Boogie. “She had been to a couple of jumpouts and done a similar thing,” he said. “She had shown us a bit of ability so we were expecting her to run pretty well. “She is a very good type, she has a bit of strength and ...

May 11, 2021

Highview Returns to Boutique Operation

Highview Stud stallion Wrote will stand his fifth season at stud at an unchanged fee of $5,000 + GST this coming breeding season. The Group One winning son of High Chaparral has enjoyed good patronage in his initial seasons at stud, covering 338 mares across four seasons, with his eldest crop of two-year olds. On the back of strong yearling sale results in 2020, he covered 95 mares last season. “The feedback from trainers to date has been very positive on him. The underlying comment coming thr...

May 5, 2021

Champion stayer Let’s Elope for Hall of Fame induction

Let’s Elope, one of the great racemares in Melbourne Cup history, has earned induction to the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame.Already a member of the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, Let’s Elope will take her place alongside fellow New Zealand-bred greats of the turf at the Hall of Fame induction dinner in Hamilton on the evening of May 2. Previous inductees with the Melbourne Cup on their CV are Carbine (1890), Phar Lap (1930), Rising Fast (1954), Might And Power (1997) and Ethereal (2001), ...

April 2, 2021

The Chosen One a brave Cup fourth

New Zealand-trained stayer The Chosen One (NZ) (Savabeel) finished a gallant fourth in Tuesday’s Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) won by the Joseph O’Brien-trained Twilight Payment (Teofilo).O’Brien’s father Aidan again played second fiddle to his son, with Tiger Moth (Galileo) finishing runner-up, reminiscent of the 2017 Melbourne Cup, when Joseph’s Rekindling (High Chaparral) denied Aidan’s Johannes Vermeer (Galileo).Perennial Cup placegetter Prince Of Arran finished third ahea...

November 3, 2020

Nadal remains undefeated

For the first time in 79 years the Kentucky Derby was not run on the first Saturday in May. In 1945, a ban on horse racing due to World War II postponed the famed race until June. This year restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have forced the 146th edition of the race, sponsored by Woodford Reserve, to be postponed until Saturday, September 5. So, while no one was trackside at Churchill Downs on Saturday all eyes were on the racing at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, where key Derby contende...

May 5, 2020

Wrote 2020 brochure now available online

High Chaparral's most precocious Group One winning son, standing at Highview in 2020 for a fee of $5,000 +GST. To view our 2020 Wrote brochure online click here. ...

April 27, 2020

Zabeel mares join Highview broodmare band

Brent Gillovic is pleased to have recently added two well-bred Zabeel mares to Highview’s broodmare band.  Gillovic purchased Kilfenora for $22,000 and Tuesday’s Child for $12,250 from Cambridge Stud via Gavelhouse.com’s March 16 auction.  “I was really excited to secure two Zabeel mares of this quality for such a reasonable price,” Gillovic said.  “While were facing unprecedented times, it presented a unique opportunity to buy into these families.” Tuesday’s Child...

April 7, 2020

Nadal’s connection to WROTE

Undefeated Kentucky Derby hopeful Nadal (Blame) has created a lot of excitement in the U.S.A. where he has won his three starts to date including the Gr.2 San Vincente Stakes and the Gr.2 Rebel Stakes (a Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race).  Currently in seventh position on the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard with 50 points, and with a TimeFormUS racing of 120, Nadal has been described as abundantly talented and among the best three-year-olds of his generation.  “We were hoping for that...

March 31, 2020

Nudge Bar a popular winner

Bullbars gelding Nudge Bar was a popular winner of the last race on Mornington Cup Day on Saturday.  Held up for a run at Moonee Valley the week prior, jockey Thomas Stockdale had no issues getting the four-year-old clear to win the Neds Same Race Multi Handicap (1600m). “Last start he was very stiff,” said Stockdale. “I just couldn’t get out but today we drew perfectly (barrier 2) and had the economical run.” Stockdale said he was happy to ride a winner for trainer Peter Gelagoti...

March 21, 2020

Puro Blanco back in the winners’ circle

Grey mare Puro Blanco registered the second win of her career at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida on Saturday.  The Monica McGoey owned and trained mare was ridden by Daniel Centeno to win the race run over one mile and fourth yards, coming home three wide to reel in leader One Slick Fact on the line.  Bred by Northwest Stud, Puro Blanco is by Wrote out of the Exchange Rate (Danzig) mare White Hands. Puro Blanco is Wrote’s 25th winner in the U.S.A where he served limited mares in Flor...

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