Honor Bound honoured by Te Aroha JC

The Te Aroha Jockey Club will re-name its President's Room the "Honor Bound Lounge" in recognition of the fine racemare Honor Bound who retired earlier this year after winning the ARC EAster Handicap G1. The club has three other rooms named after Group One winners also trained at the course: Barbut Delcia, Battle Heights and Chrisarda.

Honor Bound's owner-breeders, NZTBA members Terry & Vicki Pascoe will sponsor a maiden fillies and mares 1600 metre race on 30 October to be named the Honor Bound Mile. The Pascoes have signed a three-year contract to support the race which they would like to develop eventually as a Listed Stakes event.

Honor Bound (Honor Grades-Amrica by Amalgam) won six races and was placed eight times from 20 starts, earning $265,050. Her best performances were as a four-year-old when she won the
ARC Easter H. G1 and Highview Stud Trophy G2, both at 1600 metres. She was also second, to Sunline, in the Waikato Draught Sprint G1, Cambridge JC Travis S. G2 & Waikato RC Windsor Park Sprint LR.

Vicki Pascoe, who is also Vice President of the NZTBA's Waikato branch, reports that Honor Bound is now 40 days in foal to Galileo at Coolmore Stud, Australia and will return home once she passes the 60-day mark.

- Susan Archer/Vicki Pascoe