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NZTBA Waikato branch honours Group 1 breeders

Aerovelocity has earned international honours for his sprinting prowess and the New Zealand-bred has also been acknowledged on the domestic front.

Trained by expatriate Kiwi horseman Paul O'Sullivan, the Pins gelding has Group One victories in three countries to his credit with the Chukyo Takamatsunomiya Kinen in Japan and the Krisflyer Sprint in Singapore to go with his Longines Hong Kong Sprint success.

Aerovelocity was recently honoured as the Waikato branch of the NZ Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Cathay Pacific Horse of the Year at a function in Hamilton, which honoured a stunning 25 Group One winners bred in the region.

"We had a great night and it's been another phenomenal season for breeders in our district and congratulations to all of them," branch president Scott Eagleton said.

Aerovelocity was bred by the Windsor Park Stud duo of Nelson Schick and Steve Till (pictured, right & centre) and was purchased by O'Sullivan out of the Cambridge's farm's 2010 Premier Sale draft at Karaka for $120,000.

He has won nine of his 17 starts in Hong Kong after beginning his career in New Zealand with a debut success at Awapuni for Matamata trainer Andrew Scott.

"We're very proud and it was 33 years ago that Nelson and Sue Schick lent me my first mare and that was Arga and from her I bred Lady Genesis," Till said.

"Nelson came in with me to race Lady Genesis and from her we bred Exodus, the mother of Aerovelocity. It's a family that has been one of Windsor Park's best with Lady Genesis a three-quarter sister to Nimue.

"To have now bred a horse of Aerovelocity's quality is very special for Nelson and me."

The full list of NZTBA Waikato 2014/15 award winners is:





2014/15 NZTBA WAIKATO SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS

CATHAY PACIFIC HORSE OF THE YEAR

Aerovelocity

MILLS REEF PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Des Hawkins

CURRAGHMORE QUIET ACHIEVER

Trish Dunell

MARY LYNNE RYAN YOUNG ACHIEVER

Tara Hughes

2014/15 NZTBA WAIKATO GROUP ONE AWARD WINNERS

G1 WINNER

SIRE-DAM

BREEDER(S)

GROUP 1 WINS

AEROVELOCITY

Pins - Exodus

Nelson Schick &
Steve Till


HKJC Longines Hong Kong Sprint

AEROVELOCITY

Pins - Exodus

Nelson Schick &
Steve Till


Chukyo Takamatsunomiya
Kinen

AEROVELOCITY

Pins - Exodus

Nelson Schick &
Steve Till


Singapore TC Krisflyer
Sprint

COSTUME

Savabeel - Disguised

Garry Chittick

Hawke's Bay Spring Classic

CRITERION

Sebring - Mica's Pride

Go Bloodstock NZ Ltd

ATC Queen Elizabeth S.

DIADEME

Savabeel - Bling

Garry Chittick

Te Aroha JC NZ T'bred Breeders' S.

FIRST SEAL

Fastnet Rock - Episode

Raffles Dancers Ltd

ATC Flight S.

GAULTIER

Rios - Playacting

Bronwyn &
Dr Peter Rattray


WRC Levin Classic

GUST OF WIND

Darci Brahma - Starrystarrynight

Wing Kin Chow

ATC Australian Oaks

I DO

No Excuse Needed - Freequence

Alan Sharrock &
Waikato Stud 2001 Ltd


Hawke's Bay Makfi
Challenge S.

IN STYLE

Fast 'n' Famous - Ribadesella

Paul Ryan

ARC Railway S.

KERMADEC

Teofilo - Hy Fuji

Llanhennock Trust

ATC Doncaster H.

LUCIA VALENTINA

Savabeel - Staryn Glenn

Helen-Gaye &
Graham Bax


VRC Turnbull S.

PASADENA GIRL

Savabeel - Nina From Pasadena

Helen-Gaye &
Graham Bax


ATC Championship S.

PLATINUM WITNESS (AUS)

Californian Dane- Chartreuse

Monovale Holdings Ltd

CJC NZ 1000 Guineas

PONDAROSA MISS

High Chaparral - Bak da Princess

Darrell & Peter Hollinshead

ARC Easter H.

PREFERMENT

Zabeel - Better Alternative

Sir Patrick Hogan,
Mike Moran, Anselmi


VRC Victoria Derby

PUCCINI

Encosta de Lago - Miss Opera

Monovale Holdings Ltd

WRC Thorndon Mile

SACRED FALLS

O'Reilly - Iguazu's Girl

Waikato Stud 2001 Ltd

ATC George Main S.

SAKHEE'S SOLDIER

Sakhee's Secret - Surreptitiously bMachiavellian

The Oaks Stud

ARC New Zealand S

SAVARIA

Savabeel - Amathea

Judy & Monty Henderson

WRC New Zealand Oaks

SHUKA

Bachelor Duke - Alabama Rose

Karreman Bloodstock Ltd

WRC Captain Cook S.

SORIANO

Savabeel - Call Me Lily

Denise Howell

ARC Zabeel Classic

SORIANO

Savabeel - Call Me Lily

Denise Howell

Waikato RC Herbie Dyke S.

SUAVITO

Thorn Park - Queen Cha Cha

IDL Racing Ltd

MRC Futurity S.

TERRAVISTA

Captain Rio-Parfore

M P Ryan

VRC Darley Classic

TURN ME LOOSE

Iffraaj - Indomitable

George & Maryanne Simon

CJC NZ 2000 Guineas

VOLKSTOK'N'BARRELL

Tavistock - Volkster

IDL Breeding Ltd

ATC Rosehill Guineas


- NZ Racing Desk