SEPTEMBER UPDATE from Valachi Downs
Spring has officially sprung at Valachi Downs and our smart Brazen Beau filly is now rugged up and relaxing in a yard before prep kicks off next month – along with her sales preparation buddy, a lovely filly by fellow #Darley stallion Astern. Bred and owned by Vern Trillo, she is out of the mare Ka Blues, a half-sister to group performers; Shamrocker, Rock Diva and Bohemian Lily! We are delighted to have two such well-bred fillies to sell alongside our customary draft of smashing colts at the 2020 NZB Karaka yearling sales.
In this month’s update we would like to thank WHITEHALL FARRIERS for their generous support to the cause, in which they have offered to cover all the farriery needs for our charity filly from weaning until she sells through the ring. That’s a whole lot of vigilant trimmings and no doubt some very shiny sale shoes!
Whitehall Farriers is owned and operated by highly experienced farrier Grant Atkinson, and ran with the assistance of his apprentices Matangi Stokes-Sterling and John Atkinson. They are based between Matamata and Cambridge and have been contracted by Valachi Downs for many years. They continuously do a superb job for us and we are very grateful to have their backing on our quest to raise money for The CatWalk Trust.
All the best and we look forward to offering next month’s update.
Image: Brazen Beau ex. Stepanova charity filly having her feet trimmed by Whitehall Farriers’ John Atkinson. 4th September 2019.
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