Lauriston Park Update

Jul 08, 2016

It has been a wet winter at Lauriston Park which is fantastic to see after the previous years of having below average rainfall during winter. A wet winter provides many opportunities for the land to get back into order and recover from the very long dry summer we have just experienced.

The farm is seeing the benefits of the wet winter. The pastures sown are growing and benefiting from the lime spread early in the year, and in the weeks to come fertilizer will also be put over the paddocks. We also have planted many gumtrees to help improve our numbers again after the fires.

Our first foals at Lauriston Park are due early august. We are excited to see the first of the foals by Rock Hero who is a son of Fastnet Rock. Desert King’s progeny also continue to shine on the racetrack with the tough mare Real Love conquering in both Victoria and Queensland. We also will have mares due to other stallions which will be great to see as well. Any newborn foal is a treasured miracle.

Most of the yearlings are off being broken in and advancing in their education through first preparations with trainers. Hopefully we will see many of them at the track over the next twelve months.

The weanlings continue to grow out and are enjoying the social life of hanging out with their friends, having a meal together, running amuck in their paddock and then having a big sleep with their mentor the great mare Let’s Elope watching over them.

Inglis have announced that entries are open for their 2017 Inglis Yearling Sales. If you are interested in using any of these sales for your future yearling’s, please make contact with Chris to discuss further.

This breeding season we have negotiated with our vet Caroline Duddy to offer at Lauriston Park 2016 breeding Season Mare Contract. The contract fee we negotiated is a very good rate and we encourage all who are breeding their mares this season to consider. The contract is a one off fee at the start of the season that covers all routine reproductive work (there are some exclusions). The fee for service option is also available.

The contract will be invoiced at the time of the first examination of the mare and to be paid within 14 days. If not paid by the due date it will revert to fee for service. Fee for service charges will be billed per cycle and if payment is not received within 14 days, no further examination will be performed. A copy will be sent to all owners in the weeks ahead who have let us know that they are breeding mares this season.

As always if you require any information or assistance regarding your horse’s, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Chris and Kathie Bakker