First New Zealand Winner For Sire

First New Zealand Winner For Sire

 (Sunday 26th August 2018)

 Bruce Stewart

Wolf West provided his sire Net Ten EOM with his first New Zealand winner when he easily won at Gore today.

The three year old gelding was bred by Riversdale farmer Neil Timms and is raced by the ten member Cold Coast Syndicate from Balcultha.

“Craig Dempster wanted a horse and Wolfy (trainer Tony Stratford) broke him in. We syndicated him and I kept a share. Dexter (Dunn) drove him a two year old race last season and really liked him. He was just a big gangly fella. Paul Pierce really looked after him over the winter,” said Timms, adding that the horse will now have a month off.

Driver Tim Williams settled the gelding four back on the outside early in the run. With a lap to go they were in the one one behind favourite Mongolian Spear. Turning in, Williams eased Wolf West out and he ran home nicely down the middle of the track to beat Matinee Idol by a length and a quarter.

Tim Williams and Wolf West winning at Gore – Photo Bruce Stewart.

                                          Winning connections – Photo Bruce Stewart 

Wolf West which is named after his trainer, is out of the Son Of Afella mare Ali’s Fella which is also the dam of Ted West (the winner of six races here and another six in Australia) and Sioux West the winner of three in New Zealand and two in Australia.

Timms has since given the mare away to Katy Sutherland from Waipunamu. But he has a two year old by Shadyshark Hanover as well as a youngster which is a full sister to Wolf West.

Net Ten EOM, a Somebeachsomewhere stallion was retired early in his career because of injury. He has thirty seven foals on the ground in New Zealand but he’s been poorly patronised both here and in North America.

“It’s hard up there. He only had a small book in his third year so they decided to put him back into work. As a young horse he fractured his knee a couple times – the first time in the paddock and the second time in a gate. He’s won three more races over there since he returned to the track and has run 1-50 on a half mile track,” said Macca’s Lodge’s Brent McIntyre. Macca Lodge has frozen semen available by the sire.

A Net Ten EOM colt that McIntyre is excited about is Sa Fact which is out of Christian Cullen mare One Christian.

“He’s just a wee fella but he’s about to come back into work. We quite liked him last year because he was natural at two and wanted to be there.”