Member Login

Graphic Illustrates Ability with Impressive Win

The Chris and Susanna Grace-owned galloper Graphic illustrated his racing ability at Te Aroha on Wednesday, showing his opposition a clean set of heels to score impressively over 1600m.

Keen to get on with the job, Graphic jumped well from the gates and never looked like being headed at any stage of the race, powering to the line with plenty in the tank to score his first win at start number three.

Whilst not surprised by the quality of his stable representative’s win, Chad had watched the race with plenty of interest after seeing the front running position taken by Graphic from the jump.

“I didn’t think he would lead, but from the jump he really meant business and wanted to run a serious race” said Chad.

When he turned for home he found more and kicked clear of the field with ease and really impressed me with how he found the line. He definitely looks like he will get more ground” added Chad.

Chad reported on Friday that Graphic has not left an oat since his mid-week win, and he will now look toward another suitable race for the well related son of Volksraad.

"He has pulled up extremely well and will only improve from the run, and all things equal he should go on with it" Chad reported.

"Chris and Susanna Grace have been long-time clients and friends of Ballymore Stables, and it was wonderful to see the Grace-Ballymore owner-and-trainer combination to the fore once again on the racetrack" said Chad.

"Ballymore trained Hinemoa to achieve stakes success for them, and we purchased one of our stable favourites O'Malleys Boy from them at the sales many years ago who went on to win 11 races including the Concorde and the Foxbridge Plate"'.

Graphic is the second winning foal from of the five-time winning racemare Taitanium, who is a half-sister to the aforementioned Hinemoa, who as Chad recalled above wore the Grace colours and was prepared by Ballymore Stables during her successful racing career. Hinemoa was victorious at black-type level on two occasions including a Listed win for Ballymore Stables Australia.



[25 Oct 13]

WEDNESDAY 21 FEB. AT AVONDALE (New Zealand)

WEDNESDAY 21 FEB. AT AVONDALE
[21 Feb 18] Three runners, including recent winner Wonder Woman (pictured)  more...

CHANCES AT CAULFIELD ON WEDNESDAY (Australia)

CHANCES AT CAULFIELD ON WEDNESDAY
[21 Feb 18] Three nice chances for the stable on Wednesday at Caulfield with Des Moines, Top Of The Range and Pedro Ximenez.  more...

DOUBLE AT CAULFIELD WITH HORSES OF PROMISE (Australia)

DOUBLE AT CAULFIELD WITH HORSES OF PROMISE
[21 Feb 18] Top Of The Range and Pedro Ximenez both scored strong wins at Caulfield on Wednesday with the hint of better races to come.  more...
BORN TO WIN (Aus) [28 Aug 17]
Girl Power! (NZ) [15 Sep 16]
100 Looms! (Aus) [21 Jul 16]
She's A Rose (Aus) [09 Jul 16]
Ararat Trio (Aus) [17 May 16]
Two Guineas! (Aus) [04 Mar 16]
Tulsa Resumes (Aus) [05 Feb 16]
Extra Smart! (Aus) [02 Sep 15]
Sandown Trio. (Aus) [01 Sep 15]
Rose Blooms! (Aus) [31 Aug 15]
Saturday Trio (Aus) [17 Jul 15]
Quiet Weekend (Aus) [25 Jun 15]
Sandown Trio (Aus) [03 Mar 15]
Garud At Best (Aus) [29 Dec 14]
Christmas Joy (Aus) [28 Dec 14]
Thursday Trio (Aus) [25 Nov 14]
RIP Araldo (Aus) [05 Nov 14]
Miz Flies! (Aus) [04 Aug 14]
Tasmanian Duo (Aus) [25 Feb 14]
Midweek Duo (Aus) [21 Jan 14]
Weekend Trio (Aus) [06 Dec 13]
Sale duo (Aus) [25 Sep 13]
On A Roll! (NZ) [17 Aug 13]
Te Rapa Duo (NZ) [15 Aug 13]
Confidence! (Aus) [26 Jul 13]
Lady Fires (Aus) [29 Mar 13]
Ararat Double (Aus) [12 Feb 13]
A Major win (Aus) [10 Nov 12]
Sale Saturday (Aus) [06 Sep 12]
A Magic start (Aus) [09 Apr 12]
Flashy flies! (Aus) [24 Mar 12]
Two for two! (Aus) [04 Nov 11]
What a week! (Aus) [03 Oct 11]
Born To Win! (Aus) [01 Oct 11]
Dashing Duke (Aus) [06 Jul 11]
She Rocks! (Aus) [18 Jun 11]
Busy weekend! (Aus) [03 Jun 11]
The Team (Aus) [09 Apr 11]
A Sale double (Aus) [28 Feb 11]
He's a Moral! (Aus) [18 Nov 10]
Oaks Day 2010 (Aus) [02 Nov 10]
A big weekend (Aus) [08 Jan 10]
Take That! (Aus) [02 Dec 09]