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RECENT WINNERS

The Fortune Teller (Caravaggio-National Velvet) thrilled his breeders (BNP and Peter Raff) and fellow co-owners including Paul Roach and others with his very impressive maiden start win at Swan Hill today (7/8).  The Fortune Teller showed his class by dominating the closing stages to win by 3+ lengths.  We are excited to watch him progress from here.

Martini Crusader (Pride of Dubai-Idyllic Mood) showed his ownership group from Pulse Racing and new trainer Stephen O’Halloran what he is made of with an impressive victory at Newcastle today (6/8) to win comfortably by 2.5 lengths over the 1400m distance.

Radiant Rosie (Toronado-Rochie Rosie) showed her versatility in NZ today (6/8) handling the Heavy 10 track over 1200m with ease.  Bringing up her 4th win for her connections.

Dream Weaver (Dawn Approach-Hallucinates) was victorious again in Darwin today (30/7) bringing up her 4th win in the top end for connections and trainer Chris Pollard.

Pres De Toi (Helmet-Nonchalance) clocked up her 6th career win at Echuca today (29/7) over 2100m.  This is the 6th career win and 20th time Pres De Toi has finished in the money.  Congratulations to her trainer Peter Chow and jockey Jarrod Fry.

Swanston (Smart Missile-Deeming) had a good city win at Doomben today (23/7) relishing the heavy track over 1350m to win for Greg Kilner, connections and jockey Tegan Harrison.

Radiant Rosie (Toronado-Rochie Rosie) clicked up her 3rd win impressively at Riccarton today (25/6) over 1000m.  Congratulations to her connections.

Dream Weaver (Dawn Approach-Hallucinates) won over 1200m at Darwin today (18/6) to bring up her third win for trainer Chris Pollard and connections.

So You Dream (So You Think-Dreamalittledream) clocked up his 11th career victory in Townsville today (16/6) over 1400m for trainer Andrew Cameron.

LOMBARDO WINS THE G1 GOODWOOD SPRINT
Lombardo (I Am Invincible-Swinging Babe) bred and co-owned by Burnewang North, blew away his rivals today (21/5) in the time honored G1 Goodwood over 1200m at Morphettville.  Unbeaten in Adelaide, Lombardo drew wide but got across and led from start to finish for an impressive 1.5 length victory.  Ridden superbly by Zac Spain and trained by Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr, it was a great thrill for all connections.

Dream Weaver (Dawn Approach-Hallucinates) won at Darwin over 1200m today (21/5) for trainer Chris Pollard and connections, hope they were on her at $34!

Battaglia (So You Think-Valour) won over 1400m at Pakenham today (12/5) for Brett Scott and connections.  This is the So You Think geldings 2nd career win in which he fought off a fast finishing opponent to hold on to the line.

Radiant Rosie (Toronado-Rochie Rosie) won over 1200m at Riverton NZ today (18/4) to chalk up her 2nd career win.

LOMBARDO (I Am Invincible-Swinging Babe) took out the Manihi Classic (Listed, 1100m) at Morphettville today (2/4).  A winner of the Village Stakes (Listed, 1200m) Cat Caulfield in October, the Burnewang North bred give-year-old gelding added a second stakes race to his record when he defeated Rock The Ring by a length and a quarter, while Shamino was a further half a length away in third.  Well placed by Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr and ridden beautifully by Zac Spain.  Congratulations to our fellow connections.

How Do You Sleep (Sebring-Vintage Rock) clocked up his first career win today (30/3) in Canberra.  Racing for new connections, How Do You Sleep relished the good ground in Canberra and with a great ride by Brodie Loy crossed the line for a decisive win.  Well done to trainer Garry Kirkup.

Written Advice (Written Tycoon-Deeming) relished the step up in distance today (25/3) to take out the Adrian Ledger Memorial Cup at Albury over 2400m.  Very fitting that the Ledger family trained and co-owned Written Advice to honor their son and brother Adrian.  This is her fourth win and takes her winnings to over $110,000 for connections.

Lafargue (Capitalist-Feeling Positive) bolts in by 6 lengths at Echuca today (13/3) for Damien Lane and Danny O’Brien.  The son of Capitalist has broken his maiden and looks to have a bright future.  Congratulations to all connections including Michael Christian.

Bella Royale (Written Tycoon-Royal Lineup) makes it back to back wins at Ipswich today (9/2) for trainer Brenton Andrew and jockey Billie-Rose Andrew.  Congratulations to connections.

Effortkat (Reward for Effort-Thekatcamehome) is making winning a habit at her home track of Port Lincoln.  Clocking up her 3rd win from 5 starts there this preparation, Effortkat won convincingly today (21/1).  Congratulations to connections.

Bella Royale (Written Tycoon-Royal Lineup) won nicely today (19/1) at Ispwich for her new connections and trainer Brenton Andrew.  The change in climate agrees with her and the good ground over 1200m was a good combination.

Duke of Buckingham (Street Boss-Gibberer) clocked up his 3rd career with for trainer Matthew Dunn at Ballina today (14/1) over 1400m with Nash Rawiller on board.

Renegade (Commands-Port Isabel) wins the Inverell Cup on New Years Day.  Renegade relished the soft conditions at Inverell over 1400m with a heavy weight of 61.5kgs to blow away his rivals.  Congratulations to all connections.

ON THE BUBBLES (Brazen Beau-More Bubbles) does it again!  After missing the Spring due to an entrapped epiglottis, On The Bubbles returned to the winners stall to win the Listed Shaw’s Wire Ropes Uncle Remus Stakes over 1400m at Ellerslie today (26/12).  He heads to the Karaka Million 3yo  Classic as a clear favourite.

Swanston (Smart Missile-Deeming) relished the soft conditions at Grafton today (28/11) to win his 5th career start for Greg Kilner and connections.

Bolden Beau (Brazen Beau-Limoncelli) brought up his 4th career win at Ararat today (7/11).  Leading all the way with a great ride by Jason Maskiell, Bolden Beau saluted at $31/1.

Battaglia (So You Think-Valour) broke his maiden today (7/11) at Benalla over 1412m.  This handsome son of So You Think has had several career placings but broke through today for his trainer Brett Scott from Mornington.  Persistence pays off!

Dream Eclipse (Dream Ahead-Swinging Babe) a 4yo gelding by Dream Ahead had his second career win on a Heavy track at Goulburn today (6/11).  A brother to our boy Lombardo, it was good to see him back in the winners circle.

Royal Nicci (Nicconi-More Than Royal) was a first start winner at the Sunshine Coast tonight (5/11).  The connections purchased her as a weanling in 2019 and have been patient with her this has paid off handsomely with a maiden win.  Congratulations to trainer Chris Anderson.

Effortkat (Reward For Effort-Thekatcamehome) clocked up back to back wins at Port Lincoln today (3/11) over 1000m.  Seems this daughter of Reward For Effort likes the softer ground over the sprint distances.  Congratulations to connections.

Renegade (Commands-Port Isabel) returned to form on Saturday (23/10) to bring up a Burnewang North bred double on Cox Day at Morphettville.  A dominant performance to bring up his 7th career win for Tony & Calvin McEvoy.  Congratulations to all connections.

Iowa Hawkeye (Lope de Vega-Albaicin) clocked up his 3rd career win today (23/10) at Morphettville.  Iowa relished the conditions and was well suited to the 1550m – well done to new training combination G & N Searle & B Callanan.

Effortkat (Reward For Effort-Thekatcamehome) won today at Port Lincoln over 100m for Shayne Cahill and connections.

Written Advice (Written Tycoon-Deeming) won today (10/10) at Donald for John Ledger Racing.  This is her 4th career win for her connections, the second of this preparation.  Congratulations to all.

LOMBARDO (I Am Invincible-Swinging Babe) claimed his first Black Type victory at Caulfield today (9/10) when winning the Listed MRC Neds Village Stakes (1200m).   After two dominant victories, before today Lombardo bought up his threepeat in great style holding off Godolphin sprinter Pandemic to salute.  A great thrill for all involved as Lombardo was out with a suspensory for 12 months and rehabilitated at Burnewang North and has come back stronger than ever.  Fantastic result for Mick Price Racing and all our fellow connections.

Our Sustar (Zoustar-Oh Susannah) clocked up her 3rd career win at Darwin today (2/10) over 1200m for trainer Chris Nash.

Lombardo (I Am Invincible-Swinging Babe) was a super impressive winner at Moonee Valley tonight (24/9).  Running in the BM84, Lombardo was a dominant four length winner running well above average (100.5 rating).  A very impressive win and we congratulate Alanna Kelly on a great ride, Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr and our fellow owners.  We look forward to seeing what Lombardo can do next this preparation.

More Than Buttons (Nicconi-More Than Royal) wins at Lismore today (23/9) over 1210m for jockey B Stower and Trainer D Schmidt.  After finishing 2nd and 3rd in her last two starts, the filly has broken through for her maiden win.  Congratulations to all connections.

Bolden Beau (Brazen Beau-Limoncelli) won today and Written Advice (Written Tycoon-Deeming) completed a Burnewang North bred quinella at Tatura today (18/9).  In his first start this preparation, Bolden Beau clocked up his third career win for trainers Michael Cornish and Donna Gaskin.

Lombardo (I Am Invincible-Swinging Babe) returned to his favourite track at Morphettville today (11/9) and showed us his true self with a dominant win over his rivals over 1200m.  Ridden beautifully by Kayla Crowther, Lombardo led from the front and destroyed his opposition.  We are hoping that Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr have him back in form and he progresses on this preparation.

Velours Bleu (Nicconi-National Velvet) scored her maiden victory at her second start with a 1.5 length win at Echuca today (11/9).  Ridden like the best horse in the race by Zac Spain and she duly saluted.  Congratulations to her owners including friends James Bester, Graeme Hall & Eric Lucas.

 



Kingston Park luck provides Hains with Group 1 victory – TDN by Kristen Manning 22/5/22

Burnewang North Pastoral’s Cathy Hains didn’t watch Saturday’s G1 The Goodwood from home, instead she ventured to the Mornington Peninsula to cheer on the horse she bred – then sold – then bought back into… the big and talented Lombardo (I Am Invincible).

For there is considerable Mornington Peninsula history to the Hains’ story, Cathy’s father – the renowned businessman David Hains – breeding many a top-class galloper from the family’s Kingston Park base.

And so Cathy was, she laughed, “Channelling some of that Kingston Park luck!”

It did the trick too, Lombardo finding the lead from barrier 18 and travelling so sweetly in the lead for Zac Spain, giving a nice kick in the run home and holding off all challengers to win by an impressive 1.5l.

In doing so, the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained 5-year-old recorded the eighth success of his 16-start career, one that has seen him amass over $715,000 in stakes.

What a horse he has been for his happy connections, led by Cathy Hains who was taken by Lombardo from his very early days.

Making his way into the world on August 19, 2016, Lombardo was always, Hains reported, “A really imposing horse.

“He was a gorgeous young horse. Big but well-balanced, strong and masculine; he really took the eye.”

With Burnewang North Pastoral’s policy always to sell, Lombardo made his way to the 2018 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale where Mick Price and Aquis Farm secured him with their top bid of $300,000.

“A good result for us,” Hains recalled.

Always keeping a close eye on her Rochester-based farm’s graduates, Hains enjoyed watching Lombardo display early potential – the bay showing a terrific turn off foot claiming a Bendigo maiden at his debut in February 2020.

He was still a big baby at that stage, however, and after few more runs (including the first of his five Morphettville successes) the stable advised connections that it would be best for the young horse to be gelded.

Whilst he was displaying potential, racing geldings was not part of the Aquis business model and the opportunity arose for Cathy Hains to buy back in.

And so he made his way back to Burnewang North where he was well looked after during a five month break, one which saw him mature and strengthen.

Since then it has been a great ride for Hains and her fellow owners and part of her enjoyment stems from the links with history and the important people in her life that Lombardo provides.

“His dam Swinging Babe was one of the very first mares we bought and she became a real farm favourite,” Hains said, keen to pay homage to her friend and agent who knew just which mares to recommend, the late Steve Brem.

“Several of our foundation mares were owned in partnership with our good friend Eric Lucas,” Hains said. “And Swinging Babe (who was retired three years ago) was one of those. And Lucas is now a part owner of Lombardo as well.”

It is a real family feel to Burnewang North with the farm’s business manager Tanya Edwards becoming as attached to the stud’s horses as anyone.

“She just loves Lombardo and goes to all of his starts,” Hains said. “She is a South Australian girl so she was at Morphettville on Saturday with her family and she just went berserk!”

Also gaining great satisfaction from the Group 1 result was David Hains. No longer breeding horses himself, he does however take pride from his daughter’s achievements and she is thrilled to share them with him.

 


LOMBARDO STRIKES GOLD IN THE GOODWOOD – SA Racing 21/5/2022

Lombardo capped off an unforgettable Adelaide Racing Carnival for Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr, as the 3YO gelding claimed The Goodwood in dominant fashion at Morphettville on Saturday.

Despite drawing wide in barrier 18, Lombardo left the gates perfectly and showed strong early speed to cross fellow frontrunners Bella Nipotina and defending champion Savatoxl. Halvorsen and The Astrologist made up the minor placings in the $502,250 feature.

The Price/Kent stable, who seven days earlier won the SA Derby with Jungle Magnate, finished the carnival in style, as jockey Zac Spain claimed his second Group 1 triumph, following the 2021 CF Orr Stakes.

Spain, who spent a significant portion of his career in Adelaide, was aboard Lombardo when the horse broke it’s maiden.

“He (Lombardo) just loves Adelaide,” Spain said.

“He thrives when he’s here. Mick and Michael do such a great job to have their horses on big days spot on.

“It’s really shown in the last few months.”

The Price/Kent stable have been the story of the Adelaide Racing Carnival, claiming two of the four Group 1s, as well as unearthing another potential star in Illation.

But today, it was all about Lombardo.

“The horse deserves his chance. He was booming (today), ready to go.” Mick Price said post-race.

“He’s a big free striding son of I Am Invincible and he’s a lovely horse to race.

“Zac is a worker. He’s a humble guy and he does his best. I was very glad he got to maintain his association with the horse.”

Two of the main support races on the card also went to the Price/Kent stable, as The Amazonian salutes in the Group 3 SA Fillies Classic, while Maximillius scored in the Group 3 David Coles Stakes.


LOMBARDO HAS WOOD ON RIVALS – Herald Sun 22/5/2022 – Tom Biddington

Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr put an exclamation mark on a brilliant Adelaide carnival as South Australian specialist Lombardo ran his rivals off their feet in the Group 1 Goodwood.

The stable doesn’t know what it is about a trip across the border that turns a good sprinter into an unbeatable one, but Lombardo now boasts five wins from five starts in Adelaide and has scaled heights connections could only dream of.

It was a dominant display from the five-year-old, with Zac Spain spearing him straight to the front from battier 18 and that’s where he stayed, finding an extra gear when the challengers loomed to salute by 1 1/2 lengths at $18.  Halvorsen ($26) was second, with The Astrologist ($11) third, while Lombardo’s stablemate and $4.40 favourite Extreme Warrior dropped out to finish 18th.

Pre-race, Price felt Lombardo was absolutely primed for the contest and so it proved, the gelding producing a career-best performance to capture the iconic South Australian sprint.

“No (I didn’t think I could win a Group 1 with him), but he deserved his chance.  When your rating goes up you’ve got to keep climbing the ladder.” Price said.

“I don’t know (what it is about Adelaide), he just might be adrenalised by a trip away”.

“I had to saddle him up and it was like saddling up a big bear.  He was just booming and ready to go.  I said to Zac, ‘don’t be worried about what goes on in this race, back yourself, back your horse and ride your own race.  I don’t want to talk to you about tactics, just ride your own horse’.”

It was a second Group 1 victory for Spain after snaring the Orr Stakes on Streets of Avalon last year, and it carries some extra meaning, given he spent the formative years of his career in South Australia.

“I just hope I’ve done everyone proud”.  Spain said.

“Mum and Dad will be watching it at home and I’m sure there will be a few tears shed.  I’m just absolutely rapt. (Lombardo) just loves Adelaide, that’s all there is to it.  He just thrives when he’s here.  It just shows how good Mick and Michael are as trainers”.

It caps off an incredible carnival for Price and Kent Jnr, who have won an astonishing seven of the 20 stakes races on offer over the four week, and two of the four Group 1s, after Jungle Magnate took out the South Australian Derby last week.

“We bring the right horses….but the fundamentals still have to be right.


GROUP 1 GOODWOOD FOR HOMEBRED LOMBARDO

LOMBARDO (I Am Invincible-Swinging Babe) bred and co-owned by Burnewang North, blew away his rivals today (21/5) in the time honored G1 Goodwood over 1200m at Morphettville.  Unbeaten in Adelaide, Lombardo drew wide but got across and led from start to finish for an impressive 1.5 length victory.  Ridden superbly by Zac Spain and trained by Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr, it was a great thrill for all connections.


SECOND STAKES WIN FOR HOMEBRED LOMBARDO

Farm favourite LOMBARDO (I Am Invincible-Swinging Babe) took out the Manihi Classic (Listed, 1100m) at Morphettville today (2/4).  A winner of the Village Stakes (Listed, 1200m) Cat Caulfield in October, the Burnewang North bred give-year-old gelding added a second stakes race to his record when he defeated Rock The Ring by a length and a quarter, while Shamino was a further half a length away in third.  Well placed by Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr and ridden beautifully by Zac Spain.  Congratulations to our fellow connections.

2 April 2022


ALL ABOUT THE BUBBLES – NZB 29 December 2021

All About the Bubbles

29 December 2021

On The Bubbles won impressively at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.

The clear headline act on the order of entry for the $1m Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) is On The Bubbles (Brazen Beau), whose bold performance at Ellerslie on Boxing Day showed that he was right on track.

Purchased for $90,000 by David Ellis from the Leanach Lodge draft in Book 1 of Karaka 2020, On The Bubbles played a starring role last season with his victories in the $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) and the Group One Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

The Brazen Beau gelding missed the spring due to an entrapped epiglottis, and he was a beaten favourite when he resumed with a second placing at Te Rapa earlier this month. But it was a different story back at Ellerslie as he fought off the challenge of the previously undefeated Pareanui Bay (NZ) (Lonhro) to win the $80,000 Listed Shaw’s Wire Ropes Uncle Remus Stakes (1400m).

Trainer Jamie Richards will now give him the opportunity to add the Karaka Million 3YO Classic to his two-year-old triumph last season, joining stablemate Probabeel (NZ) (Savabeel) as the only horse in history to complete that double. The TAB have now made him a $2.80 favourite.

“On that run, you’d think he would be hard to beat in the Karaka Million,” Ellis said. “I’m so happy for all the owners, including our children, who have shares in the horse. It’s a great thrill and such an excitable ownership group.

“It’s been publicly documented that he had some breathing issues and underwent an operation, but Opie (Bosson, jockey) said to me afterwards that he breathed really well today. He’s comfortable here and loves the course.”

New Year’s Day could bring some movement on the Karaka Million 3YO Classic order of entry, with the Group Two Skycity Auckland Guineas (1600m) at Ellerslie set to feature a number of bright prospects.

View the Karaka Million 3YO Classic Order of Entry here.


ON THE BUBBLES TAKES OUT CHAMPION VICTORIAN BRED 2YO AT TBV AWARDS

Burnewang North bred ON THE BUBBLES (Brazen Beau-More Bubbles) won the Champion Victorian Bred 2YO title at the Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria awards held on 8 December 2021.

On The Bubbles secured the win having taken out the Karaka Millions 2YO and the G1 Sires Produce Stakes.

The trophy was presented to Tanya Edwards and Emma Todd by James Price of Inglis.

9th December 2021


JASMINE & TRANSACT TAKE ON ROCHESTER

A great result on the weekend for our staff member Jasmine O’Donoghue who with her Off The Tracker, TRANSACT (Dundeel-Rap Tale) won their first led class at the Rochester Show.

13 November 2021


LOMBARDO DOES US PROUD IN MANIKATO

LOMBARDO (I Am Invincible/Swinging Babe) did us proud in the G1 Manikato Stakes (22/10) at Moonee Valley on Friday night finishing a valiant 5th.  After a seven start preparation which took him from Morphettville to Moonee Valley to a Listed race at Caulfield, our boy has done a great job and will get a well deserved break back at Burnewang North where the team are looking forward to spoiling him.

Congratulations go to all of our fellow owners and the team at Price Kent Racing.

We look forward to his return bigger, better and stronger for the Autumn.

25 October 2021.


LOMBARDO TACKLES THE MANIKATO WITH FAMILY HISTORY IN HIS CORNER

Jessica Owers, TDN 21 October 2021

Five-year-old gelding Lombardo (I Am Invincible) heads into Cox Plate weekend with a strong piece of nostalgia behind him. His co-breeder and majority owner, Cathy Hains of Burnewang North Pastoral, is the daughter of David Hains, who bred and co-raced Kingston Town (Bletchingly).

If Cox Plate weekend means anything to anyone, it’s Cathy Hains. The bright, bold owner of Burnewang North Pastoral is the daughter of David Hains, who bred and co-raced the peerless Kingston Town.

For a long time, that horse owned the legendry of the G1 Cox Plate as a three-time winner, and his record stood until the mighty Winx (Street Cry {Ire}).

But this weekend, the Hains family has another excuse to cheer with its 5-year-old gelding Lombardo lining up in the G1 Manikato S. on Friday night.

“It is very exciting,” said Cathy Hains. “I’m trying to keep all expectations well and truly on the down-low, as is my way. We all know that he’s stepping right up to this race, and it’s a big challenge. We’ll hope for the best but, as always, we’ll try to be realistic about what could happen.”

Still, it’s hard for Hains to avoid memory lane.

“Moonee Valley and Cox Plate weekend is a huge one for memories for the Hains family,” she said, recalling one thing in particular among the family archives.

“The one thing that was always front and centre for us, in the days of having a video library, was The King And The Man, and that was the video we always went back to when we had a bit of time or wanted to recreate a bit of excitement. It was just a very popular way of reminding ourselves of the joy that we had in racing.”

Hains will have to dig out a VHS player to watch the story of Kingston Town before Friday night, not an easy feat in 2021.

“I’ve still got the video tape, so perhaps I’ll just put it in a position of respect somewhere instead,” she said.

Extra-special appeal

Lombardo races in the chocolate-coloured silks of Burnewang North Pastoral, which is sat on 2400 acres in northern Victoria, an historic landholding in the district.

The gelding is trained by Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr, and owned by a syndicate that includes Hains, her good friend Eric Lucas, who is known widely in racing and breeding, plus a number of other friends.

The horse has brought the group on a good journey since he debuted at Bendigo 10 starts ago.

Lombardo won his first race, which was in February 2020, and since then he has clocked up six wins in two states. He’s won his last three races on the bounce, which included the Listed Village S. last time out when he got the better of Godolphin gelding Pandemic (Sepoy) over 1200 metres at Caulfield.

“Having a horse of Lombardo’s quality and toughness to this point is very important for Burnewang North, as well as being really exciting,” Hains said.

“We’ve enjoyed considerable success with a couple of genuine Group horses in the past 12 or 18 months, namely On The Bubbles and Need I Say More in New Zealand, but Lombardo has that extra bit of appeal because we’ve got a majority share.”

rm was initially the major shareholder in Lombardo, identifying the horse as a yearling and jumping in at the sales, but when the stallion value of the horse didn’t eventuate, the operation sold its share to Hains late last year.

Melbourne Premier yearling

Lombardo was the eighth foal from the now retired Encosta De Lago mare Swinging Babe, and he was part of a seven-horse draft for Burnewang North Pastoral at the 2018 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

He topped the draft, selling for $300,000 to Mick Price and Aquis Farm.

“Aquis and Shane McGrath identified him as a lovely horse and a potential stallion prospect,” Hains said. “Clearly he is now a gelding, so he didn’t go on in that respect, but they bought him and we kept a small share along with the co-breeder, my friend Eric Lucas.”

Hains said Lombardo was a lovely yearling.

“He was a strong, balanced and impressive horse,” she said. “He attracted quite a bit of attention at the Sale.”

That year, Fastnet Rock topped the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale with a $500,000 filly from the broodmare Lady Melksham (Artie Schiller {USA}). Lombardo was inside the top 20 of results in a near 800-horse catalogue and, since then, he has virtually paid himself off.

His 10 starts have netted close to $295,000 in prizemoney, and he’s lightly raced for a 5-year-old with plenty more to come.

“He’s had a couple of little issues that I’m sure were frustrating for all involved,” Hains said. “When Aquis knew he wasn’t going to be stallion material for them, they offered up their interest, and we took the horse to Burnewang North and gave him a long spell.”

The ownership group showed enough patience with Lombardo that he didn’t race between July 2020 and June this year, and it’s paid dividends. The horse is now a stakes winner and into the G1 Manikato S.

“We listened to Mick Price and Mick Kent’s advice, and with the great team at Burnewang North, not to mention the beautiful conditions up there and the sun on his back, he did pretty well. We were all very happy with him when he went back into the stable in March.”

Dare to dream

The Burnewang North operation concentrates mostly on the weanling market these days.

“Our program is more based on selling horses at the weanling stage now,” Hains said. “We sold six or eight on the Gold Coast this year, and a similar number at Melbourne. We’ve got about 25 mares and we’re always trying to concentrate on quality rather than quantity, and we feel that the weanling market suits our positioning and purposes.”

The farm’s Magic Millions National Weanling Sale draft in May realised four six-figure results out of seven youngsters, the best of which was an Exceed And Excel filly from Witches (Lonhro). She made $310,000 selling to Rosemont Stud.

At Melbourne, in the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale, the farm’s draft-topper was a colt by So You Think (NZ) from Babel (Lonhro) which sold for $160,000.

These are strong results from a boutique operation, and Lombardo’s success has been a feather in the hat of a successful era for Burnewang North Pastoral. Whether the popular gelding can win the Manikato on Friday night, Hains is pragmatic.

“We will dream about it, absolutely, but that’s exactly what it is, a dream until he’s over the line,” she said. “It’s a good field with some very well-performed, upper-end horses, and he’ll be thrown into the thick of it.

“But I know we’ll all be somewhere watching him, hoping and pushing him over the line. After that, what will be, will be.”

 


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ON THE BUBBLES…..CHEERS TO A 2YO WINNER

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3 CITY WINNERS FROM 3 CITY RUNNERS

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NEED I SAY MORE LEAVES THEM SPEECHLESS AT TE RAPA

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NEED I SAY MORE STAYS UNDEFEATED & BRINGS UP 2ND GROUP 3 WIN IN 3 STARTS!

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WEANLING DRAFT ON OFFER

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INSPECTIONS AVAILABLE FOR WEANLINGS

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BACK TO BACK WINS FOR TRANSLATOR

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TRANSLATOR WINS AT SANDOWN

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DOMINANT FIRST START WIN FOR SOVEREIGN LEGEND

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DEBUTANTE WIN FOR LOMBARDO

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GROUP 3 WIN FOR BURNEWANG NORTH BRED NEED I SAY MORE

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BURNEWANG NORTH BREED FIRST AUSTRALIAN BRED WINNER FOR NO NAY NEVER

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RECENT WINNERS

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TRANSLATOR GETS A RUN IN THE VRC DERBY

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GOOD DAYS AT SHA TIN

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DIVINE DIVA EXCELS AT BENALLA

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3 WINNERS OVER THE WEEKEND

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TRANSACT SALUTES ON ANZAC DAY IN TIME HONOURED VRC ST LEGER STAKES AT FLEMINGTON

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BECHARM WINS AT MORPHETTVILLE

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SEABABE LIKES THE NIGHT LIFE

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MISS CARBONI LIVES UP TO THE WRAPS

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CATEGORIC WINS WELL AT NEWCASTLE

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RAPTURE MISS SALUTES AT ROSEHILL

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IT’S A WRAP!

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VALE STEVE BREM

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PRES DE TOI DELIVERS FOR THE PUNTERS

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GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES!

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TE AMO, WE LOVE YOU TOO !

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ROYAL ADVANCE: QUICK MARCH!

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100 – A MAGICAL NUMBER

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MORE HAPPY DAYS AT THE VALLEY

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HAPPY DAYS FOR GOOD DAYS

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MILADY CABRIOT’S DAY IN THE SUN

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APHRODITE, SHE ROCKS!

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A BON NOEL FROM BONNEY

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NICCATRICE BRINGS HIS BEST FORM TO TOWN

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PRES DE TOI A PROMISING STAYING FILLY

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SOMETHING YOU DON’T SEE EVERYDAY

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PINCH PASSION’S DESERVED WIN

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SEA-ING DOUBLE

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THIS BONNEY FLIES, TOO

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RIGHT TIME OF YEAR FOR A ‘KINGSTON’ TO BE WINNING

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IT’S A LONG ROAD THAT HAS NO TURNING – NATIONAL VELVET

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SEAGLASS ALL CLASS

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CHARMED I’M SURE

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NORTHERN CHARM LOVES THE NIGHT LIGHTS

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SEPAREE TAKES THE NEXT STEP

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HOME RUN AT FIRST ATTEMPT

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SEPAREE TAKES THE HONOURS AT KYNETON

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LOST CAUSE COMES GOOD

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MAGIC RESULT FOR PARTNERSHIP

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AT LAST: POINTS FOR ATTENDANCE

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TWO-STATE DOUBLE FOR BURNEWANG NORTH PAIR

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FROM BURNEWANG TO ADELAIDE, VIA TASMANIA

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ANOTHER CLASS RECORD TO NICCOLANCE AT ROYAL RANDWICK

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FIRM TRACK SEES NICCOLANCE GRADUATE IN STYLE

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ANOTHER STEP UP THE LADDER FOR APOLOBOOM

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DAWN’S FIGHT WINS THE BATTLE

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MILLENIUM’S RULE GRADUATES IN SINGAPORE

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RICH RIVER STILL FLOWING

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RECKLESS ABANDON MAKING IT A HABIT

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TWO-IN-A-ROW FOR RECKLESS ABANDON

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VON GALLETA EASILY AT BALLARAT

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RECKLESS ABANDON REGAINS WINNING FEELING

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WINTONIA: VALUE FROM THE VOBIS SALE

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GOOD GRASS = FAST HORSE

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MIDWEEK SUCCESSES FOR RICH RIVER AND NICCATRICE

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BURNEWANG YEARLINGS SET NEW BENCHMARKS AT BUOYANT MAGIC MILLIONS

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TONIGHT’S HERO

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NICCATRICE and NORTHAM

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XTRAVAGANT’S RECORD-BREAKING GROUP 1 NZ 2000 GUINEAS WIN PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON FASHION BLACK AND HER SNITZEL COLT (Lot 211) GOING TO MAGIC MILLIONS

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WIN NUMBER THREE FOR NICCATRICE

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SUN THUNDER REIGNS SUPREME AT BALLARAT

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AYERS ROCK UNMOVEABLE IN WIRE-TO-WIRE FLEMINGTON TRIUMPH

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APOLOBOOM HAS LIFT-OFF

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SECOND WINNER FOR SKATING’S GRAND-DAUGHTER

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STRYKING GOLD BECOMES ROYAL LINEUP’S THIRD WINNER

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LUXURY DOES A ‘GAP JOB’

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WHO NEEDS A QUOTA SYSTEM?

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WELL-BRED DESERT QUEEN GRADUATES AT GEELONG

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BURNEWANG NORTH BREEDS SEASON’S FIRST 3YO 2000m WINNER

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EVERYDAY HERO, SHEEZSINGLE MAINTAIN THE MOMENTUM

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BURNEWANG’S FOUR LEAF CLOVER COVERS THREE STATES

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SHE’S VALUE NO DOUBT

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QUALITY WEANLINGS KEENLY SOUGHT AT GREAT SOUTHERN SALE

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MUM’S FOR SALE ON 22 JUNE

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RICH RIVER CRACKS THE TON – HALF-SISTER SELLS 4 JUNE

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REMUNERATOR TAKES THE CASH IN SPARKLING GOSFORD DEBUT

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SMOOTH FRESH-UP WIN BY LAGUNA VISTA

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DISSIDENT AND FLEUR FATALE: THEIR FUTURE IS OURS, TOO

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NEVER-SAY-DIE EFFORT FROM CLASH OF CLANS IN FIRST VICTORY

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TRAINER SCORES WITH 66% OF HIS TEAM

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AVERAU’S SENSATIONAL SUMMER FORM CONTINUES

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NO DOUBT ABOUT ALL MY LOVING’S STAMINA

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LUXURY IN MILESTONE VICTORY FOR BURNEWANG NORTH

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AVERAU DOMINANT IN WINNING TIME-HONOURED BAGOT HANDICAP

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NEW YEAR’S EVE VICTORY TO VON COSTABEEL

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AVERAU BEATEN A NOSE IN STAKES; RECKLESS ABANDON SCORES AGAIN

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CHELSEA CHEQUES IN ONCE MORE

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RECKLESS ABANDON WINNER NO. 22 FOR NICCONI

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AVERAU NOW TWO-IN-A-ROW

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BURNEWANG NORTH PROUD WINNER OF GMW 2014 RURAL WATER AWARD

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MILITARY’S GUN RECORD

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AVERAU HANDLES DISTANCE WITH EASE

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STARDUST TWO

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CONSISTENT RESISTANT WINS THE MOE MILE

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SHEEZSINGLE BRIDESMAID NO LONGER

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AVERAU & KIRCHNER BREAK THROUGH

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KINGSTON CONNECTION

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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN

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STARDUST ONE SHINES AT GEELONG

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South African Winner for Sebring Tara Madgwick – Monday, 4 August 2014

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REIGNING: FOUR TRAINERS, FIVE WINS

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GENERALIFE’S DAM AMONG NEW MARES CALLING BURNEWANG NORTH ‘HOME’

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100% CLEARANCE AT GREAT SOUTHERN SALE

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FOUR SOLD AT THE GOLD COAST

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LAGUNA VISTA AT HOME ON THE SYNTHETIC

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VOBIS GOLD YEARLING SALE YET TO REALLY TAKE OFF

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BETTER CALL SAUL PLAYS THE STRAIGHT MAN

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LAGUNA VISTA SALUTES FIRST UP

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VICTORIAN STOCK HORSE OPEN CHALLENGE WINNER

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FICKLE FASHION PRODUCED PEAKS AND TROUGHS AT MELBOURNE PREMIER

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LIFE GOALS ARE MOST IMPORTANT

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RICH RIVER: PASSED IN AT THE SALE, HARD TO GET PAST ON THE TRACK

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SO, WHAT’S THE CRAIC?

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CHELSEA HOTEL COMPLETES A CITY DOUBLE FOR PREMIER SALE GRADUATES

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RESISTANT ANOTHER WORTHY MELBOURNE PREMIER GRADUATE

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ALL MY LOVING HITS WINNING BEAT

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COMING UP ROSES

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BACK TO BACK FOR INKJET SPRINTER

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BURNEWANG NORTH TOPS THE MILLION AT THE MAGICS!

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NEW YEARS EVE DOUBLE FOR BURNEWANG NORTH

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CHELSEA HOTEL RESUMES ON HIGH NOTE

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FIRST FOAL, FIRST START, FIRST EQUAL

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THRIVING ON CITY LIFE

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SOUTH AFRICAN SUCCESS FOR ‘THE FAMILY’

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BNP BLOODLINES ENHANCED AT FLEMINGTON CARNIVAL

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DAN AND THE SECRETARY!

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STAYING LINES COMING TO THE FORE

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HOPES AND DREAMS

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LOVING SPRING AT BURNEWANG NORTH

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BURNEWANG NORTH SCORES AT HEADQUARTERS

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A LITTLE MIRACLE, A BIG THRILL

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TOO FIT, TOO HONEST, TOO GOOD!

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GOING OUT WITH A BANG

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HAT TRICK AT WAGGA WAGGA

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BACK TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

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VET WITH VERSATILITY!

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BOURGEOIS BABE SUCCESSFUL

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MOONEE VALLEY LOVE AFFAIR

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MINING IN THE HUNTER VALLEY

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GEE, SHE’S BACK

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YOUNG ZABEEL BLUE-BLOOD JOINS BURNEWANG BROODMARE BAND

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COMING UP ROSES

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GRAZED ON GREATNESS

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FUNNY NAME, SERIOUS RESULT

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ENJOYING LIFE

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AMO LA CAVIAR!

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Averau For Oaks

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The Legacy of Kingston Park Stud

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The Monkey Had Become A Gorilla

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Burnewang North Staff Taking All The Spoils!

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The Bells Keep Ringing

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History Of Sorts at Sandown-Hillside

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Magnetron a First for Gai and Denise

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All Sold At 2013 Melbourne Premier Sale

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Another Week, Another Winner

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OUR OWN LITTLE MIRACLE

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FLYING VISIT FROM CAULFIELD – 22 February 2013

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ON THE TRACK AND HAVING A CRACK

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SNOW FLAME IN THE FRAME

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RESISTANT IS WILLING

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WITHDRAWN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Inaugural BNP Magic Millions Draft Well Received

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CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

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BERTIE CHIMES IN FOR SECOND WIN

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THIS IS THE LIFE

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IT’S ALL HAPPENING AT CHELSEA HOTEL

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APRES WINS AT MOONEE VALLEY

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IT’S GOLD GOLD GOLD

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BURNEWANG NORTH GRADUATE EXCELS AT NZ R2R SALE

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NEW US MARES FOR 2013

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INCHES FROM AN INTERSTATE DOUBLE – 10TH NOVEMBER

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GAI WATERHOUSE’S FLYING VISIT

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SPRING CHAMPIONS

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GOOD THINGS HAPPEN IN THREES – SEPTEMBER 2012

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TESTING THE WATERS AT SURFERS PARADISE

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FROM SMALL ACORNS, OAKS ARE GROWING

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IT’S SHAPING UP TO BE A TERRIFIC FOAL CROP

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GRAZED ON GREATNESS – AUGUST 2012

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2012 MAGIC MILLIONS NATIONAL YEARLING SALE – 5–6 JUNE 2012

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SPEEDY GRAPHITO WINS AT MORNINGTON – 7 MAY 2012

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2012 MELBOURNE PREMIER YEARLING SALE

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2012 MELBOURNE PREMIER YEARLING SALE – 27–29 FEB 2012

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DRAW FORWARD – TRIPLE WINNER – 17 DECEMBER 2011

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BURNEWANG NORTH BREEDS FIRST AUSTRALIAN WINNER FOR HENNY HUGHES – 15 DECEMBER 2011

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CATHY HAINS JOINS TBV BOARD – 13 DECEMBER 2011

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HERMES SALUTES FOR HAINS AND ARROWFIELD

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BLACK TYPE FOR BULWER BAY

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NZ WINNER FOR BURNEWANG NORTH BLOODLINES

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BURNEWANG NORTH SALE GRADUATE EARNS BLACK TYPE

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ROCHESTER FLOODS – JANUARY 2011

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BURNEWANG NORTH PROGENY UPDATE – JANUARY 2011

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KINGSTON ACACIA FLYING THE FLAG FOR KING OF ROSES IN THE UK

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SUCCESSFUL 2010 MELBOURNE AUTUMN YEARLING SALE

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CLOSE 2ND IN 2010 INGLIS AUTUMN PLATE

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BURNEWANG NORTH LEADING VENDOR BY AVERAGE AT MELBOURNE PREMIER (OVERALL SESSION 1&2)

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IT’S UNANIMOUS – BURNEWANG NORTH BEST ON GROUND

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FIRST WINNER FOR BURNEWANG NORTH – FEBRUARY 17 2010

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2009 BURNEWANG NORTH YEARLING UPDATES – JANUARY 2010

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BURNEWANG NORTH BUYS MARES AT KEENELAND – NOVEMBER 2009

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