An update from the team at Valachi Downs Stud as the filly continues with her education:
Our fabulous Brazen Beau charity auction filly has had a stimulating interval since last month’s update. Taking a short practice trip on the Valachi nine horse truck, followed by being “rug broken”. For those unfamiliar, this is when we introduce a cover, firstly in the stable overnight, then on the horse walker and finally out in a grass yard. Additionally her hooves were trimmed and shoulder brands re-clipped so she can be accurately identified as her coat will get tremendously hairy during these winter months. Educating young horses with new experiences as they mature is a huge help in forming a confident and relaxed racehorse down the line and as expected with this smart filly, all challenges were successful!
In this month’s update we are delighted to publish the fantastic support we have received from New Zealand’s premier Thoroughbred sales company New Zealand Bloodstock (NZB) Ltd.
As previously highlighted, the filly will be heading to the 2020 Karaka Premier Yearling Sale. In a benevolent act NZB have offered to waive all sales entries and any commission following her sale, allowing all proceeds to go to CatWalk.
It is extremely heartening when the racing industry comes together as a whole in support of a charitable cause such as The CatWalk Trust, whose spinal cord research may well assist in restoring normality back into the lives of many members of the racing community affected by spinal injury.
Huge thanks to the whole team at NZB, it will be a thrill to watch her sell through the ring at Karaka.