Mzalia News

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Smiling Hussy finishes out of the placings

| April 29, 2009

Sadly, Smiling Hussy did not run as well today as she did at her debut 2 weeks ago. She jumped from the barriers OK but drifted back to settle in the second half of the field.  Hussy is still a little green, and whilst she let down OK in the straight, she only made up [...]

Happy Birthday to our “Casino” litter

| April 29, 2009

We would like to wish a very happy 7th birthday to our Casino litter. Their parents are Flame (aka Aust Ch Eilsta Qwyt Kutani) and Jack (aka MBISS Aust Ch Baagna Wotta Jackpot).

Smiling Hussy – Balaklava Wednesday 29 April

| April 24, 2009

Smiling Hussy pulled up well after her first start, and will be running at Balaklava next Wednesday. She is No.9 in Rce 1, the “Wyndham Estate / SABIS 2YO Special Conditions Handicap” over 12oom. She has drawn barrier 10 and will be ridden by David Tootell. Hopefully, there won’t be the same drama getting to [...]

Another 3rd for Chief Red Cloud

| April 23, 2009

Chief Red Cloud had another good result today, in what is possibly his most promising run to-date. As usual he jumped well but settled back in the field with only on or two horses behind him. Approaching the home turn, he was bustled up around the field, but wobbled around the turn, and was a [...]

Kimmy is pregnant!

| April 22, 2009

We have just returned from the Vet where we had Kimmy ultrasounded, and we are delighted to confirm that she is pregnant. Kimmy and Keke‘s puppes will be due around May 27.

Chief Red Cloud – Ballarat Thursday 23 April

| April 20, 2009

Chief Red Cloud will have his next start at Ballarat on Thursday. He is No.1 in Race 1, the “Ballarat Come to Life SV 2YO Maiden Plate” over 1400m and will be ridden by Chris Symons. Hopefully the weather and the track conditions will be kinder that they have been for his first 2 starts. [...]

Smiling Hussy finishes 4th on debut

| April 15, 2009

What an exciting day being on track to see one of my own horses run for the first time! Hussy jumped well and settled on the fence around midfield. Despite being very green, when eased off the fence  in the straight, she worked home well to finish 4th in the 11 horse field, less than [...]

Ben wins Intermediate in Show

| April 11, 2009

Congratulations to Ben (aka Mzalia Welcome Stranger) and his owner/handler Millissa Fox, on winning Intermediate in Show at the Basenji Club of New South Wales Specialty (Open) yesterday. The judge was Mr John Bryson (New South Wales). A pretty good result for his first appearance at a Specialty Show – especially after having only ever [...]

My stable grows to 11

| April 11, 2009

A friend of mine that also owns racehorses said to me last year that once you buy into your first syndicate, it is hard to stop at just one. Well, I have just bought into another group syndicate with Hancox Bloodstock, increasing the number of horses I have part ownership in from 5 up to 11 [...]

Exciting change of plans for Smiling Hussy

| April 9, 2009

I have just received exciting news from our syndicate manager that it has been decided to go straight to the races with Smiling Hussy, rather than trial her on April 20. She will now be running at Murray Bridge on April 15 in Race 1, the “Carlton Draught/SABIS 2YO Maiden Plate” over 1006m. Hussy has [...]