Sunline ScholarshipScholarshipNew Zealand BloodstockBreeders' BulletinCambridge StudCovid-19Haunui FarmBelardoRich HillWaikato StudCheveley Park StudIrish National StudBreeders BulletinCoolmoreGavelhouse PlusPearl SeriesBrighthill FarmBruce SladeRITATaylor MadeBruce's BlogBulletinMatt's BlogMatthew ScownTrelawney StudWeanling SaleAlmanzorJamie RichardsLittle Avondale StudMapperley StudMatt ScownNational Breeding AwardsOcean ParkRobert DennisThe Oaks StudWindsor Park StudBevan SmithDavid Morris BlogFirst Crop Sire FocusHighden ParkIffraajNovara ParkNZTRSavabeelWentwood Grange2020 New SiresBevan's BlogEminentHolly RossHolly's BlogJamie's BlogKiwi BredLance Forbes BlogRaise The FlagRobert's BlogTavistockWellfield LodgeWestbury StudWhite Robe LodgeBenji KingBenji's BlogCameron Ring BlogDanielle Southey BlogGavelhouseHannah AireyHannah MeeMelody BelleNZB Pearl SeriesPer IncantoSatono AladdinSweynesseValachi DownsCharm SpiritDylan TreweekDylan's BlogEmbellishGrangewilliam StudHannah's BlogHello YoumzainInglewood StudKeith and Faith Taylor Equine ScholarshipKoldingLaura McNabNZB South Island SaleReliable ManSam BergersonSouth Island SaleTime TestVadamosVespaWyndspelleAce HighAide MemoireBagalolliesCameron RingChris LuoniCoronavirusCurraghmoreDalgharDarci BrahmaDavid ArcherEtah JamesJon SnowMarie LeicesterMilan ParkNewmarketOcean EmperorPrefermentRichard WrightRoad to RockShamexpressShockingShowcasingSir Patrick HoganStaphanosSuper SethWaikato Stallion WeekendWelfareWroteYearling SalesAlamosaAtlanteAuckland Breeder AwardsBeauty GenerationBLOODSTOCK TAXATIONBreeding AwardsCatalystCEO BlogChief Executive's BlogContributerCoolmore IrelandDean McKenzieDennis BrothersFalkirkFrankelGerry HarveyGingernutsGordon CunninghamHall of FameHealthy RiversHighviewIgraineJennifer EcclesJoan EganJomara BloodstockKaraka MillionLance ForbesLisa LattaLloyd MonehanMare ReturnsMark ChittyMark LuptonMembershipNearco StudNick KingNZB InsuranceNZTBA Waikato BranchPattern CommitteePear Tree FarmPinsPolly GreyRacing Industry BillRangitikei Gold CupReady To Run SaleRibchesterRoaring LionRock 'n' PopRyan StaceySacred FallsSneaking To WinStallion paradeStallion parade 2019TarzinoTe AkauTe Aroha Breeders DayTen SovereignsTheileria equiTivaciToffee TongueTony PikeTurn Me LooseVanbrughVerry ElleegantWar DecreeWarren PeggWinston PetersYearn2015/16 Handicaps2017 Waikato Stallion Parade2020 Service fees30 Day Foal NotificationAblazeACC ForumACC LEVIESAdvantageAerovelocityAl Basti EquiworldAlan GrovesAlan WindleAllan SharrockAllureAlphastarAndrew SeabrookAndrew StewartAnne-Marie KingAnother DollarArthur AvisAternatinAuckland Stallion ParadeAuckland Stallion Parade 2017AzamourBaggy GreenBansha House StablesBarbara PerryBelle familyBernard SaundryBessBeyond the BarriersBohemian BluesBonnevalBonniegirlBostonianBoticaBradbury ParkBRANCH CAPITATIONBred To WinBreeder of The YearBreeder Of The Year 2016Breeder ProfileBreeders Bulletin Winter 2016Breeders' Bulletin Summer 2016/17Breeders' StakesBrent and Cherry TaylorBrian CollinsBroodmare Of The Year 2016Broodmare of the year 2020Bruce HarveyBruce PerryBryerley ParkBuckinghamBurgundyCallsign MavCancer SocietyCareers DayCarol MarshallCathay PacificCatWalkCelia CrawshawCharles RobertsCharmontCherry TaylorCheveley ParkChiantiChocanteChris GraceChristopher GraceClearview ParkClyde BuckinghamColdplayComplacentCoolmore AmericaCouleeCountofmontecristoCovCylinder BeachDan MyersDanny RolstonDavid EllisDavid GreeneDavid MillerDavid MorrisDavid WalshDawn PatrolDe GruchyDeloitte ReportDerrynDezDijon BleuDivine ProphetDolcettoDon GoodwinDormello StudDr Frances PeatDunstan FeedsDunstan Feeds Stayers ChampionshipDunstan Feeds Under The RadarDunstan Horse FeedsDylan JohnsonEducationElusive BoxersEmblemEmma EvansEnglandEnvironmentEpisode OneEquibreed Seminar 28th AugustEquifibreEquine Property OwnersEvent StarsExplosive BreedingExportsFabulousFanaticFarriersFasig-TiptonFastrack Breeder ProfileFasttrackFasttrack Breeders ProfileFerlaxFerrandoFiona BassettFirst Season Sire ReviewFive to MidnightFlemmington FarmFlying MontyFlyingflynnFoal NZFoalsFormidableFoster FoalFoxbridgeFrank ConwayFree Handicaps 2016-17Full of BeautyG1 DinnerGalloping GerteGary WallaceGermanicusGift Of PowerGilltown StudGina ShickGoffsGore GuineasGraham de GruchyGreg TomlinsonGus WigleyGuy LowryGypsy FairHappy StarHard MerchandizeHe's Our RokkiiHe's RemarkableHEALTH & SAFETY ACTHeniHigh ChaparralHighview StudHiyaamHoney RiderHorse ambulanceHoward Be Thy NameHumidorI Am A StarIain RentonImmigrationImposing LassImposinglyInfantryInside AgentIrelandIts Time For MagicJakkalberryJanine DunlopJeanette BroomeJen CampinJericho CupJezabeelJimmy ChouxJohn BergerJohn FokerdJohn Messara Report Release Date 30 August 2018John ThompsonJohn WoodJulian CorbanJustamaizKaraka 2021KawiKay HoodKaye SandersKeanoKeenelandKevin GrayKevin HickmanKevin PrattKhalesKick BackKinaneKoru ThoroughbredsKyla RobbKyla Robb BlogKylie FawcettKylin 500 ClubLa DiosaLa RomaneeLasarlaLegless VeuveLet Her RipLib PetagnaLibby BleakleyLifesaverLightning StakesLincoln BlueLincoln FarmsLion's RoarLiz AllenLloch-Haven ThoroughbredsLondon ExpressLong Acres StudLorna MooreLuigi MuolloMajor TomMakfiMakfi StakesMangaroa Flo JoMansfield FarmMarch 2016Mark CorcoranMark TreweekMaster PaintonMay SaleMcQuadeMeeska MooskaMeleka BelleMembersMiami boundMichael MoranMichael O'KeefeMichael SheridanMichelle SabaMick PrestonMiss Three StarsMiss VistaMiss WilsonMongolian khanMonovaleMontoyas SecretMonty RobertsMPINahkleNew zealand racing hall of fameNight's WatchNitrogenNot An OptionNurse KitchenNZ Bred G1 WinnersNZ Breeder of the YearNZ First season sires 2018NZ HOTYNZ Racing AwardsNZ Racing Hall of FameNZ Racing StructureNZB AirfreightNZB Yearling SalesNZERFNZRBNZTBA Breeders Bulletin Autumn 2018NZTBA OfficeNZTBA RestructureNZTBA Te Aroha Breeders DayNZTROF March 2017OceanexOctapussyOctasongOn The RocksOne One TwoOnly WordsOur AbbadeanOWNERS FEDERATIONPaisley ParkPark Hill StablesPaul GollanPaul MoroneyPaul YesbergPencarrowPencarrow StudPentirePerfect FitPerfectly ReadyPeter and Heather CrofskeyPeter and Sue WestendPeter NewsomPeter WalkerPhilamorPhilip SmythPhill CataldoPiaggioPlatinum InvadorPlusvitalPour MoiPRIMARY ITOPrince Of BrooklynPrincess JenniProisirProisir FoalsProm QueenPucciniPure ChampionPurple SectorQuiz NightRace Fields LegislationRaceFormRacing hall of fameRacing MinisterRacing Reform BillRageeseRaise You TenRavelston StudRaven DarkholmeRed GiantRedwoodRemindRichard CollettRick WilliamsRide To TimeRip Van WinkleRiva CapriRoad ShowsRobin ArcherRobt DaweRock OnRodger VarianRodmor Trust Lecture SeriesRomancerRon LaddSacred DaySacred ElixirSaracinoSaratogaSavigneSavile RowScorpzScott BaseSeabrookSeagramSean HawkinsSeason 5SeawayShadwellShane KennedyShannon TaylorShoshoneShout the BarSleeping BeautySophie's ChoiceSouth Island Foster FoalSpanish WhisperSpecial MemoriesSpiethSpyglass Hill SyndicateStakesStallion Parades 2016Stallion Register 2018Start WonderingSteel StilettosStephen AutridgeStranglesSue and Peter WestendSummer PassageSunlineSunset PassSuper EasySupergiantSupreme HeightsSurprise BabySusan ArcherSusan WalkerSweet LeaderSweet TreatTaranaki Breeders' StakesTattersallsTattyboglerTe ArohaThe Bold OneThe BostonianThe Chosen OneThe InformantThe KingThe Sunlight TrustTivaci ShuttleTofaneTom LaneTomsTony RiderTrain The Trainer WorkshipTravelling LightTravimyfriendTrevor LukeTrue EnoughTurrettTutta La ClasseUnderthemoonlightUnusual SuspectUpper CutUS Navy FlagVamos BebeVerdiVern TrilloVernanmeVicki PikeVisasVolatile MixWaikato BranchWaikato Regional Council ReportWait A SecWarwick JeffriesWayne PikeWeanling educationWeanling WalkWeigh InWell DoneWellington BranchWertherWhat's The StoryWhite Robe Lodge HandicapWho Shot ThebarmanWilliam FellWillie and Karen CalderWinstarWinxWTBAXpressionXpressmymindXtravagantYogiZabeelZacintoZebrowskiZedZennistaZigwig
TAGS

The "Rose" dynasty of Rosehill Farm continues

Queens Rose wins the $50,000 Listed Tauranga Classic 20/6/15
Queens Rose wins the $50,000 Listed Tauranga Classic 20/6/15

In 1924 a breeder in Te Awamutu acquired a filly by Wairiki from Miss Rose that he named Wee Rose, and therein started the "Rose" dynasty of Rosehill Farm, that is still producing Stakes winners some 90 years later.

That breeder Bill Alexander was the maternal uncle of one Joe Pollard, whose daughter Liz still runs Rosehill Farm and bred and raced its latest Stakes winner Queens Rose (O'Reilly – Rosetti Bay).

Queens Rose recently won the Listed Tauranga Classic for fillies and mares, and in doing so recorded her eighth win beating the consistent Stakes performer The Filly.

"That put to rest any doubt that people may have had about her ability, the best horse won on the day. I don't care what anyone says," enthused Liz Pollard a member of the Waikato branch of the NZTBA.

"Vinnie said she put herself in to the race and still had plenty left at the end. It was a brilliant ride but it wasn't a hard ride at all. There were big wraps on her before the race. It was a good result she deserved it and I am pleased for Richie (Graham Richardson Queen's Rose's trainer).

"I know it's hard when you are training for a breeder, as we always want to race for black type and it's hard to get conditions to suit, but we got them at Tauranga.

"I still think she is still on the way up. She looks better than she has ever looked, she was a little fragile as a three-year-old and Richie has nursed her along. She may be coming up six but she has only had 20 starts, and I think we will race her another season. She is definitely a spring and autumn horses as she is no good on top of the ground.

Pollard races the horse with fellow breeder Gloria Graydon, they have a 60% share and less the other 40% to family friends Jan and Paul Sutherland who have 10% each. Tony Sutherland has a 5% share along with his friend Richard O'Connor, clients of the Richardson Racing Stables Brian and Melody Priest have the remaining 10%.

Graydon and Pollard, bred Queens Rose from Rosetti Bay a mare they raced to win eight races including the Group Three Taranaki Breeders Stakes. They purchased her at the yearling sales from Liz's father Joe, who in fact took his first draft of yearlings to the National Sale at Trentham in 1943.

Since that time Rosehill Farm has bred a host of Stakes winners from the descendants of Wee Rose including the Group One equivalent winners Fearless Fox, Golden Galleon, Najimi, Rose Of Summer, Quite Able and Ziema, and in the 70's and 80's the dual Derby winner Haymaker (VRC Derby and WATC Australian Derby), Minuetto (10 wins including the STC Rawson Stakes), and Summer Hay (5 wins SAJC Derby Trial). Crown Queen a Stakes placed half-sister to those Stakes winners is the third dam of Queen's Rose.

Her daughter Crown Rose (Imposing [AUS]) was unraced, but produced five winners including Rosetti Bay, the Stakes placed Star of Crown and Keeper Crossing, a Keeper[AUS] mare that Pollard also breeds from. She is currently in foal to Alamosa.

Another branch of the family of Wee Rose's family produced the Stakes winner Summerosa (Oakville[GB])who Joe Pollard sold to Fred Bodle of Whakanui Stud, she won the Waikato Cup before leaving Summer Fleur (Sovereign Edition [IRE]) who won eight races including the Launceston Cup, and became the mother of the Melbourne Cup winner Empire Rose. Empire Rose's grandson Empire's Choice (Redoute's Choice[AUS]) is a Queensland Derby winner. Singapore Derby winner Lim's Prestige, and Stakes winners Regal Affair and Joe Hero also descend from this branch of the family and were Rosehill graduates.

Yet another branch of the Wee Rose family produced the great matriarch My Tricia, dam of Grosvenor, National Gallery, Kyrie Eleison, Garfunkel, My Marsellaise for Sir Patrick Hogan. More recently the champion sprinter Lankan Rupee is a descendant from this line.

Harking back to Rosetti Bay, the first foal Graydon and Pollard bred from her was by Darci Brahma and sold to Hong Kong for $220,000 as Holyangelholy and has won two races.

"Rosetti Bay was Gloria's first introduction to racing and she is our pride and joy. We have retained two of her fillies, Queens Rose and Diamond Rose (Danroad). They both won at Tauranga on the same day back in April, so she is doing the job at stud.

"Last summer Roger James bought her Mastercraftsman yearling filly out of the select sale, however the tragedy is that she slipped a filly foal to the now deceased O'Reilly, being a full sister to Queens Rose, just a few weeks ago, so it's not all roses. She does have a booking to Tavistock.

"We also raced Pacific Rose a Cape Cross(IRE) mare who won five races, she is in foal to Rock'n Pop. Along with Queen's Rose and Diamond Rose they are the only horses Gloria has raced or been involved with and they have won 23 races between them," added Pollard.

Pacific Rose descends from the same branch of the family as Empire Rose.

Pollard still runs the family farm in Te Awamutu and has done since Joe died in 2006, her mother Shirley died in June last year. As well as three mares she runs beef cattle.

"The horses kept her going, she loved them, she was however a very wise woman. In 1985 we came home from the Trentham sales with $320,000 from selling 5 yearlings which was a lot of money in those days. I said to Dad I think we should go to Sydney and buy a couple of nice mares, and my mother chimed in with I think we should go to Mount Maunganui and buy a beach front property. Fortunately Mum was the astute one and we did and we still have it thank goodness.

"Cutting back to three mares has made it a lot easier. These days you can't breed with a lot of confidence, it's a tough game to be in. I am in a position where we can retain fillies and race them, and with the results I am getting you can't put a price on that. You wouldn't want to end up with too many though.

"I still sell under the Rosehill Farm banner and sold two fillies at Karaka this year. My father started selling yearlings at Trentham in 1943, and although I haven't got any yearlings to sell this year we have pretty much had an uninterrupted run of selling since then, people know we are genuine sellers and they know we produce good stock so they can buy with confidence.

"I do study a lot of pedigrees but these days it's a lot of what you can afford to pay, there is no point over capitalising a mare. A mating has to be compatible, I know what I like in a horse and I know what buyers look for, so conformation and type are a big part as well as what's on the pedigree page. So I study all those factors and hope that you get a nice horse. If you get a nice horse it's easy to sell.

"I sold a half-brother to Joe Hero in the Select sale, a few years ago, I could have upgraded him to Premier but I felt he would be better suited to Select and he topped the sale at $140,000. If you have a nice horse the buyers will find you."

Pollard may not have any yearlings to sell this year, but she does have two nice race mares Queens Rose and Diamond Rose to keep her busy, and to keep the Rosehill Farm dynasty going for another good few years.


- Michelle Saba


 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT