Strong New Zealand ties will see Lime Country’s Jo and Greg Griffin venture into new territory as first-time vendors at the Inglis 2020 Ready 2 Race Sale on October 20.
“This is not a sale that we would typically be active at, however, with COVID 19 restricting the ability for Kiwis to be present at the sale, we decided it was a time to lend a helping hand,” explained Jo.
“We had discussions with Champion New Zealand breeder Trelawney Stud and with proven Ready 2 Run specialist Regal Farm, as to how we might be able to help and as a result of this, Greg and I are now throwing our hat into the Ready 2 Race ring for the first time.”
For Trelawney Stud’s Brent Taylor there were a few important considerations for targeting this sale.
“The strong appeal for us of this sale is the international buying bench and the fact that it is going to be a live sale," he said.
"We’ve known Jo and Greg for a while and have always been impressed by their presentation, integrity and ability as consignors, so it was a no brainer to send these horses to them.
Interestingly, all four of Trelawney's colts are making their sale ring debut.
“All four of our colts are being offered at sale for the first time. The Ocean Park ex Lagonissi colt was always destined for a Ready to Race Sale, the Savabeel ex Dubonnet colt had a maturity issue that prevented him from going to Karaka and our other two colts by Lonhro ex Okahu Bay and Savabeel ex Lady Sayyida are among the cream of our crop,” said Taylor.
“These two colts were all set to shine at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. They were up with the best we offered at Karaka this year and we thought they were going to be really well received by the market. Unfortunately, with COVID curtailing the ability to have a live sale, these horses were subsequently unsighted, so the decision was made to withdraw them until a later time.” -breednet.com.au
To view Trelawney Stud's colts entered in the Ready To Race sale click here