Trotting mare Surfin Sunsation (Sundon/ Minuetto) got the new season off to a good start with a nice early colt by En Solitaire. Born on 18th September he was the first standardbred of the season to be born at Macca Lodge where the Stivens take their mares for foaling. The 7 year old unraced stallion En Solitaire stands at Macca Lodge and John is very pleased to have access to this son of Ready Cash who he says is the most sought-after stallion in Europe. Stud master Brent McIntyre reports that En Solitaire has left well-conformed horses with good manners.
Surfin Sunsation has a rising two year old What The Hill filly called Celtic Arden who is showing early promise for trainer Robert Dunn and a group of owners.
On 22 October Arden's Choice (Panspacificflight/Winter Rose) foaled a Captaintreacherous colt. In her racing career Arden's Choice earned over $282k in stakes, was a Group 1 winner and was placed six times in Group 1 races. Her first foal is a filly by Bettor's Delight called First Choice Arden.
This year's colt is only a few hours old in the photo below.
Tuapeka Art (Art Major/Petra's Star) produced an Always B Miki filly who was born on 28th October at Macca Lodge. Unfortunately the foal died on 24th November.
L'oiseau de Nuit has a Vincent colt which was born on 10th November.
Ardenart has a Downbytheseaside filly which was born on 19th November.