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Owner-breeders enjoying black type success

An interesting feature of the 2005-06 New Zealand Group & Listed Stakes race programme is the striking success being achieved by owner-breeders.

Of the 106 black type races held this season to 8 March, 49 (46.2%) have been won by 37 horses that are wholly or partly owned by their breeders.

The list comprises:

8 Group One winners: Baldessarini, Bazelle, Darci Brahma, Gee I Jane, Kristov, Miss Potential, Pentane and Seachange

7 Group Two winners: Kerry O'Reilly, Naturo, Pulcinella, Sculptor, Shikoba, Viennetta and Zarius

8 Group Three winners: All Square, Chant, Haylee Baylee, Legs, Leigh Valley, Millennium, Molta and Shinko Bay

14 Listed Stakes winners: Arlington Boulevard, Bus Us, Darcybee, Irish Rover, King Of Ashford, Lilakyn, Mr Hefner, Northern Beau, Pushy Too, Shanamann, Vegas Showgirl, Viz Vitae, Willie Ryan and Xbert



- Susan Archer