Archman was a bit of a talk horse early in the season and punters have certainly put some good money his way but in the four starts he's had prior to today he had no luck. From barrier five driver Rory Mcllwrick pushed Archman forward and when favourite Henry Hubert which ran out of barrier one broke, the lead was Mcllwrick's. He knows how to open the electric fence gates, hell be in the paddock with someone else or munching away at the lucerne stack. I think there are better and bigger things ahead for him. He blasted out from gate six, took the lead and went to the line untouched to win by four and three quarters of a length from Ana Malak which came from last to run second. Like Maverick, he was also bred by Ken and Anne-Marie Spicer. The Spicers are offering a half-brother by Art Major in next month's sale in Christchurch. Old Davey Todd used to duck shoot over home with my grandfather. He was a good old bugger old Davey and you used to get a whole lot of good stories out of him when you were kids. I was working in the boning room at Makarewa in those days. Murray Brown, Andy Laidlaw, Ron Mc Ewan and Donny Mc Rae, and all those guys. When the dairy boom happened it made it all worthwhile. I worked through that era and I thought I was going to get out earlier but then something would go wrong and I had to stay another few years.
From that point he dictated the pace and he held out his only challenger I'mallaboutthebase by a length and three quarters. Ron said hed been down at Ascot Stud and looked at a horse by Majestic Chance and he thought there was one there that I should buy. He (Grant) was only a young lad then and so was I both in our twenties. When the dairy boom happened, property was worth a dollar and we had a bit of equity.
As a racehorse Net Ten EOM had a limited race career but paced a mile in 1-49.4.
As a stallion hes off to a great start in the Northern Hemisphere.
I thought before the race he was as good as any of the others," said driver Matty Williamson.
After being well off the gate when it dispatched in the Nuggets Final, starter Ben Ward deemed that the horse behind Henry Hubert - Franco Rebel, was disadvantaged at the start and he called a false start.
His dam Classic Artist was by Knowing Bret out of Creation and was bred by Craig Legat. She didnt leave anything else of note although one of her last foals Champaign Jaccka bred by Smaill did leave the evergreen pacer Our Southern Man. I had fifteen kilometres of deer fencing material on site.
He was winning races right up until he was fourteen.
But here he was up against the likes of Bettors Delight and Art Major and people dont like going outside the square. He got thirty (mares) last year and twenty the year before that. Mc Intyre said it was while travelling through North America that he secured the services of Net Ten EOM.
The Somebeachsomewhere stallion is out of Glowing Report which was the Older Pacing Mare Of The Year in America in 2006.
When we put the tender in there were two people with the same amount. If the others had got it, the place would have basically been pulled down and converted to dairy. So I said to Jacob do you want me to send over some papers and get things signed up? (1-53.8 AUS), Wick (1-52.8 USA), Ardens Choice (7 New Zealand wins and 2,296), The Manipulator (4 New Zealand wins), Straight Thru Blue (6 Australian wins), Southern Pursuit (4 New Zealand wins), Little Rascal (8 New Zealand wins and 2 Australian) and Glenisla (10 wins Australia).
Obviously Charlie didnt want that to happen and we ended up getting it. Hed been quite a nice horse early on but he broke down. I got a phone call about a week later from Jacob Millar. Mc Intyre says he generally gets between twenty five to thirty mares each season. He was North America Two Year Old Sire of the Year with his first crop.
As a broodmare shes produced a host of quality square gaiters and provided the Smaills with undoubtedly one of their many career highlights as owners Jaccka Justy one of her sons winning the Dominion Handicap.