Broodmare Of The Year Finalists

Broodmare Of The Year Finalists

Bruce Stewart

31st July 2021

Four Southland based broodmares have made the final nominations for the Southland Broodmare of the Year, with the winner to be announced at the Southland Harness Awards at Ascot Park on Sunday 5th September.

The finalists are:

Southwind Arden

  • The Bettor’s Delight mare’s progeny was headlined by Somebeachsomewhere entire South Coast Arden, who impressively won a double at Addington before heading to the Harness Jewels at Cambridge where he bravely won the Group One Four Year Old Emerald in a super time of 1-51.6. This season he won six of his thirteen starts and $122,558 for northern trainer Brent Mangos.
  • Platinum Stride was the other horse racing this season out of Southwind Arden. He won three, and ran third in the Group One VHRC Caduceus Three Year Old Classic at Melton. He won $27,061 during the season.

Mach N Elle

  • Southland star mare Watch Me Now was the only foal to race out of Mach N Elle this season. She won the Group One New Zealand Breeders Stakes beating Amazing Dream. The time of 3-07.2 was a New Zealand Mares record for 2600 metre mobile and was one of four wins this season for the Kirstin Barclay Tank Ellis trained mare who has now headed to America where she won her first race.

Co-trainer Kirstin Barclay and Watch Me Now

Kylie Ree

  • The Monarchy mare left the winners of nine races this season.
  • Aged mare She’s Althe Craze won one of her thirteen starts banking $18,182 while Kiwitrix won four races and was placed another four times in seventeen starts. He earned $34,723 this season – enough to earn himself a start at the Harness Jewels.
  • Son Of Patrick is Kylie Ree’s latest foal to race. He  was also at the Harness Jewels, running third in the Three Year Old Ruby. He won four of his seventeen starts and was placed another seven times. The placing included a third in the Northern Trotting Derby and a third in the New Zealand Trotting Derby.

 Kiwitrix – progeny of Kylie Ree

Glenburn Jewel

  • This Live Or Die mare had two foals racing in the 2020-2021 season. Smokin Annie won five races from eighteen starts winning $30,740 for her connections.
  • Boots Electric, the mares sixth foal, started in Australia. He won the Group One DNR Logistics Four Year Old Bonanza in a mile rate of 1-51.2 and the Group Two South Australian Pacing Cup at Globe Derby. The lightly raced gelding won four of his seven starts and $130,612.

Boots Electric qualifying at Wyndham for trainer Brent McIntyre