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 impressively over a mile at Gulfstream Park in August.
As he did in his first race, High Providence settled close to the rear on jumping where the leaders set up a moderate pace. He held this position until approaching the home turn, where he improved widest of all following eventual winner Budro Talking into the race. Although comfortably accounting for the remainder of the field, at the finish line, High Providence was one and three quarter lengths from the winner.
It was a great result for Wrote getting a stakes result such as this so early in his career. The fact that it was by a two year old, over a mile, on turf suggests he will work well with New Zealand broodmares and produce classic type performers.
Interestingly in High Providence's pedigree, the Blue Hen, Special appears as the fourth dam of his sire Wrote and his dam Gonna. This augurs well for Wrote In New Zealand as Special in prominent in the pedigree's of broodmares by Zabeel, Savabeel, and Stravinsky.