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Ellerslie - Saturday October 9, 1976

The Great Northern Guineas run that day brought together the leading 3yos of the Spring to that point.

Name the jockeys, trainers and sires for the first 5 home:

1st Vice Regal

2nd Silver Lad

3rd Mayo Mellay

4th Bunvaro

5th Zermatt

Arrowfield Cap to the first person to post all 15 correct answers

 

 

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Let's start this off

Vice Regal owner/trainer Jim Campin, now deceased

Silver Lad(Derby winner), Sir Silver Lad in Aus, Bruce? Petley

Mayo Mellay The Chemist Bill sanders

Bunvaro, pass, but won the Hawkes Bay Gold Cup as a 3 year old

Zermatt, pass, can vaguely remember this horse

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The Mayo, brings back memories, of the great Mayo Gold

 Mayo Gold won eight times as a 2yr-old, taking the Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes, Great Northern Champagne Stakes, Eclipse Stakes at Ellerslie and the Pacific Handicap at Trentham under nine stone five pounds (59.5kg). 

She won another eight at three, including six on end. She won the Wellington Stakes, the Metropolitan Handicap (a seven furlong (1400m) open sprint) and the Wellington Oaks in eight days at the 1969 Wellington Cup meeting. She carried on to win the Jackson Stakes at Wanganui and Lady Norrie Stakes at Te Rapa, both at weight -for-age as a 3yr-old.

She won the Railway Handicap (six furlongs, 1200m) at Ellerslie as a 4yr-old in track record time of 1.9 4-5 and ended her racing career with 18 wins

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11 hours ago, Hesi said:

Let's start this off

Vice Regal owner/trainer Jim Campin, now deceased

Silver Lad(Derby winner), Sir Silver Lad in Aus, Bruce? Petley

Mayo Mellay The Chemist Bill sanders

Bunvaro, pass, but won the Hawkes Bay Gold Cup as a 3 year old

Zermatt, pass, can vaguely remember this horse

Sires were

Vice Regal by Bismarck II

Silver Lad by Silver Dream

Mayo Mellay by Mellay

Bunvaro by Alvaro

Zermatt by Taipan II

Silver Lads trainer was Barry Petley who was Jacks brother I think.

 

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Gordon Pollard or Alan Douglas trained Bunvaro  at Te Awamutu Margrett Bull trained Zermatt

Vice Regal ..............Gary Edge

Silver Lad...............Des Wyatt

Mayo Mellay...........Noel Harris

Bunvaro...................Lance Douglas?

Zermatt...................W Robinson?

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, pete said:

Sires were

Vice Regal by Bismarck II

Silver Lad by Silver Dream

Mayo Mellay by Mellay

Bunvaro by Alvaro

Zermatt by Taipan II

Silver Lads trainer was Barry Petley who was Jacks brother I think.

 

Correct on all those counts Pete. Nice fellas the Petleys. When I first went to work for Arthur Williams Barry was training the little Star way chap Star Board

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57 minutes ago, ngakonui grass said:

Gordon Pollard or Alan Douglas trained Bunvaro  at Te Awamutu Margrett Bull trained Zermatt

Vice Regal ..............Gary Edge

Silver Lad...............Des Wyatt

Mayo Mellay...........Noel Harris

Bunvaro...................Lance Douglas?

Zermatt...................W Robinson?

 

 

 

NG correct on all those. Alan Douglas did train Bunvaro (loved the wet if I remember)

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20 minutes ago, ngakonui grass said:

Did he stand at stud at Dave Littlejohns stud  in New Plymouth for a while.

Yes I was a good mate of Dave who had a dairy farm just outside of Inglewood. He stood about 6 stallions but Mayo was his pride and joy. Very talented racehorse but very unsound. Made little to no impact at stud but his mares were rubbish.

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2 hours ago, PWJ said:

Correct on all those counts Pete. Nice fellas the Petleys. When I first went to work for Arthur Williams Barry was training the little Star way chap Star Board

I remember Star Board. He was a really durable sort. Had lots of starts I seem to recall.

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7 hours ago, PWJ said:

Yes I was a good mate of Dave who had a dairy farm just outside of Inglewood. He stood about 6 stallions but Mayo was his pride and joy. Very talented racehorse but very unsound. Made little to no impact at stud but his mares were rubbish.

Friend of mine sent a mare(full sister to Harpoon) to Bagwis .

Result was one of the few winners by Bagwis in NZ.

In lieu of a fee he gave him a filly by Balkan Knight out of his Rapier11 mare.

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On 7/24/2020 at 4:52 PM, ngakonui grass said:

Friend of mine sent a mare(full sister to Harpoon) to Bagwis .

Result was one of the few winners by Bagwis in NZ.

In lieu of a fee he gave him a filly by Balkan Knight out of his Rapier11 mare.

Bagwis was a lovely dark brown horse by Bletchingly probably the best looking of Dave's team

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