Map­per­ley’s re­mark­able re­turn

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

ven­ture is one of the wise heads of the blood­stock in­dus­try, Garry Chittick.

The pair have com­bined re­sources to pur­chase He’s Re­mark­able from the part­ner­ship that raced him from the Roger James sta­ble, and have set his stud fee at $4000 plus GST.

‘‘I’m so lucky to have a guy like Garry on-side; his ex­pe­ri­ence in the breed­ing game and the sup­port he’s of­fered are in­valu­able.’’

For his part, the for­mer prin­ci­pal of Waikato Stud – who handed the reins over to his son Mark last year – is happy to give an­other mem­ber of the next gen­er­a­tion of studmas­ters a help­ing hand.

‘‘When this horse be­came avail­able and Simms and I got talk­ing, I re­alised this was an ideal op­por­tu­nity to get Map­per­ley back on the map,’’ said Garry.

‘‘To make an im­pact and build, a stud must have a stal­lion.

‘‘That’s some­thing I learnt many years ago.’’

Garry iden­ti­fies rel­e­vant com­par­isons be­tween He’s Re­mark­able and the horse that pro­pelled his ca­reer, Cen­taine.

‘‘They’re both horses that were great types and very well bred but due to cir­cum­stances didn’t get to re­veal their true worth on the track.

‘‘I dare­say that if they had I wouldn’t have been able to af­ford Cen­taine and Simms wouldn’t now have He’s Re­mark­able,’’ he said.

Look­ing to the fu­ture, it’s now time for He’s Re­mark­able to make his mark at Map­per­ley Stud.

For­mer classy gal­loper: He’s Re­mark­able, who will stand at Map­per­ley Stud this breed­ing sea­son.

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