HARVEY RACING NEWSLETTER HIGHLITES OF NOV - DEC 2011

Feb 10, 2012

HARVEY RACING NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2011

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY MONTHS FOR HARVEY RACING!
On the Eve of the Melbourne Cup, the Manning Bowling Club were very pleased to once again hold a Melbourne Cup Calcutta at their Club Rooms.  The evening was hosted by Perth Race Caller Darren McAullay who certainly kept the punters entertained!  
Todd and Clint were invited guests of the club to share their experiences of the racing industry.  Todd for his experience in being a part of the team that trained “Shocking’ to the 2009 Melbourne Cup win, when he was employed by Mark Kavanagh in Melbourne.  Clint for his experience as a jockey with thoroughbred race horses, the injuries that he has sustained during his 13 years in the profession and the disappointment that comes with losing a race by the smallest of margins.
This really is a night not to be missed by racing enthusiasts.  Watch this space for details of the 2012 Calcutta!


Nov 6, 2011
WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE
We were pleased to launch our new interactive web site, showcasing our services and providing up to the minute information on our stable in real-time.

www.harveyracing.com.au



Nov 8, 2011
ROSE OF PEGASUS WINS IN NORTHAM NAIL BITER
Rose of Pegasus won at just her 3rd start at Northam last Thursday. In a thrilling finish and a perfect ride from Shaun McGruddy she was able to prevail by a long head in a very quick time of 56.91 secs. Rose of Pegasus continues the run of smart performing fillies from our stable and is another winner for her sire Flying Pegasus who is represented by four horses in our care.


NOV 3, 2011
BELMONT SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS
Todd was nominated as a finalist in the Belmont Enterprise Centre Small Business Awards. 
At a function held at Burswood on 10th November, with over 400 people in attendance,  Harvey Racing won the Racebreed WA Racing Industry Award.  The award was presented by Marjorie Charleson for excellence in business within the racing industry.


Nov 18
LAUNCH OF OUR NEW BUSINESS CARD
The Team at Harvey Racing are very proud of our newly designed business card.  Should you wish to advertise your business on our website please go to www.harveyracing.com.au and click on Owners Business Directory.

 

Nov 20, 2011
STUD TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND
On 20th November Todd flew from Perth to Auckland in New Zealand for a 5 day tour of some of the biggest and most successful Stud Farms in the World.  Top Trainers on the tour included Peter Moody, Mick Price, Robert Heathcote and Tony McEvoy. Todd was also reunited with “Shocking” the 2009 Melbourne Cup Winner.  Todd was part of the team that trained the horse whilst he was working for Mark Kavanagh in Melbourne at that time.

The itinerary included a visit to Westbury Stud in Karaka which is owned by Gerry Harvey and Windsor Park Stud in Cambridge where the very famous “So You Think” was bred.  We then visited three more studs in Cambridge. Trelawney Stud where 7 Melbourne Cup Winners have been bred, Pencarrow Stud which is owned by Peter Velds, the Owner of New Zealand Blood Stock and Sir Patrick Hogan’s Cambridge Stud which is the home of Champion Sire Zabeel who is still serving mares at the age of 25!  It was fantastic to visit Rich Hill Stud in Matamata and be reunited with Shocking, the 2009 Melbourne Cup Winner. Whilst in Matamata we also visited Waikato Stud which is owned by Gary Chiddick. 

Some outstanding yearlings were viewed by Todd that will go to Karaka Sales in 2012. One in particular is a filly by New Zealand’s leading sire Thorn Park out of the Scenic West Australian Mare Bremer Bay.  The filly is a half sister to this year’s WA Guineas runner up, Caiguna.  Should anyone be interested in this filly or any other yearlings for Karaka 2012 please contact Todd to discuss details.
At the Stables during Todd’s break Rob, Gail, Clint, Amie and Sharon continued the day to day operations with Clint doing most of the track work for the stable.


Dec 3, 2011

Premardal won the Jungle Dawn Classic at Ascot Racecourse a listed race that she had also won in 2010.    Premardal carried top weight of 58kg and was ridden perfectly by Top Jockey Paul Harvey.