By Daithi Harvey
The first of a two-day breeze show took place at Te Rapa Racecourse on Monday in advance of next month’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale. The sale is scheduled for Nov. 22 and 23 and 199 2-year-olds were put through their paces on a dead track with gusts of winds not aiding those in action. A list of the times can be viewed here and the fastest time of the day was posted by lot 17, a colt by Poet’s Voice (GB) who clocked a time of 10.53. Also coming in sub eleven seconds was lot 80, a gelding by Smart Missile (Aus) from Lyndhurst Farm who completed his breeze in 10.78 seconds and a pair of colts by Shocking (Aus), both prepared by Landsdowne Park as lot 300 and lot 421 with both stopping the clock at 10.94 seconds. The second day of breezing will again commence at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Te Rapa and video footage of the breezes will available at www.nzb.co.nz from this coming Friday Oct. 20.