+64 21 762 559 (Gordon Cunningham)
Latest NewsWeekend runnersNew Zealand BloodstockUnforgottenNearco StudTulipTe AkauWeekend wrap upLong leafTofaneManolo BlahniqNot An OptionFanaticHeroic ValourLindsay Park RacingMighty BossMonday Wrap upDistinctive DarciAge of chivarlyBelle du NordTheanswermyfriendChris WallerFirst SealKuroRodricoHayesKinaneTribal WisdomConquerorHe Kin FlyI'm IncredibleIn a twinklingLisdoonvarnaMick PriceWeaponryAspect ratioGlobal ThinkingMay SaleNZBReady To RunThe everestAimee's JewelAlmost courtAsgard MassifDabernigGokoLoose cannonOnly TigerProvocativeRed DawnSingaporeStephen MarshTaroniBlue on BlackChampion ThoruoghbredsCoolmoreFlying FeetGold MagGraeme SandersHenry DwyerJoe PrideJohn ThompsonKahma LassMark TreloarRocknrollaSean KiernanThunder Down UnderWeanling SaleAbsolut ExcelenciaAustralian OaksBallymoreBlizzardChina Horse ClubDarren WeirDavid BrowneDebbie SweeneyEl chapoEmma-Lee BrowneFamily LeaderFastnet RockFlemingtonGlorious OceanGo racingHeart Of CourageHigh ClassJimmy LincolnKarakaKaraka MillionKhufuMarblesMongolian beautyMoroneyParis RockPitmanPrivate ThoughtsRafflesRoc de BankRockfastRuetiggerSandersSeventh SealShaune RitchieShowemhowitsdoneStephen RalphSuper easySweeneyTe akau racingTony NoonanTony PikeWar FrontierWhat Choux WantWrap UpYou're WelcomeAdelaide CupAdrian BottAdrian ClarkAll Star MileAlysha CollettAndrew WilliamsAndy WilliamsAnnavistoAudioAustramoreBaggy GreenBak Da PrincessBankside BelleBeer GardenBesty CoupBeyond The DreamBoxing Day RacesBridges To BabylonBroodmare Pedigree UpdatesBroodmare SaleBye Bye BelleCalder BloodstockCalm SeekerCaulfieldCaulfield CupCaulfield GuineasCeltic tigerCeylonChampion ThoroughbredsChrissy BambryCoup Darci BeCouplandCraig WilliamsCurraghmoreDanny ShumDauphine de franceDave HeywoodDominicDon't Plead GuiltyDoppelpunktDr TanEasy HabitEcuadorFantasyFighting SunFirebird FlyerFirebirdFlyerFlower GirlFoal WatchFormalityFrankelFreshwater StormGai WaterhouseGolden RoseGolden SlipperGood FaithGood StockGordon cunninghmaGorgeous AgainHatrick boysHighflyingHong KongHui Hai StarsIncheon ExpressIsland HopJazzmanJohn ChalmersJohn O'SheaJolie's ShinjuJosh ParrJustice GloryKamikaze RebelKaraka 2021Karen FursdonKatagasKeltic RockstarKenjiKiwi BredKool GalLake hayesLand GrantLatestNewsLattaLindsay ParkLindsay RacingLogan RacingLord TurboLot 57MaasirMakdanifeManikatoMark WalkerMatrix BloodstockMelbourne CupMerlion TrophyMexican RoseMike MoroneyMill DuckieMr IntelligenceMulcasterMusignyMyrrhNerve Not VerveNo CompromiseNot A DoubtNot A ZakNZ DerbyO'ReillyOceanographyPalm SpringsPedigreePedigree updatesPenelope CruisePennacchioPour MoiPower rushPremierProisirPumpsQue SeraRaeRaffles RacingRetired HorseRighteous MateSacred ShamSaimee JumaatSalamancaSavabeelSecret winShockingShowcase The GoldSingapore Turf ClubSlipintothisSnitzelSomething MajicSpecial MemoriesSt JustSun TouchSweetzouTam O'ShanterTankardThere's No DoubtTip The WinkTony ParkerTouch of silverTracey LammasTyphoon Tracy StakesUno SayuriUpdateWallerWeanling Pedigree UpdatesYesterday's SongsZoustar
TAGS

Aimee’s Jewel joins Victorian stable

Group Three winner Aimee’s Jewel.  - Photo: Race Images South
Group Three winner Aimee’s Jewel.

Photo: Race Images South

Group Three-winning mare Aimee’s Jewel has joined the stable of Kyneton trainer Charles Cassar as she looks to add Australian black-type to her CV.

The daughter of Proisir won three of her seven starts for Stratford trainer Trudy Keegan, including a memorable victory in the Gr.3 Canterbury Breeders' Stakes (1400m) at Riccarton in November.

Keegan, who remains in the ownership of Aimee’s Jewel, said it had been very clear from the outset that principal owner Troy Pannell would transfer the mare across the Tasman should she show enough ability.

“Charles Cassar is his main trainer,” Keegan said.

“Right from the get go with all of Troy’s horses, and he has got five with us, we had always been under the guideline that we would get them going here in New Zealand and if they showed enough and were good enough, they would ultimately try and get black type in New Zealand before heading over to Charles.

“We have always wanted to establish that relationship where he could potentially send horses back to us as well and have him as our base.

“His property in Kyneton is very similar to ours here, with day paddocks.

“We have always known that Aimee’s Jewel would head over there at some stage and it was really a matter of when.”

Keegan said she and husband Vaughan had been gifted a share in the four-year-old around the time of her second win.

“Troy was very generous in giving us a share in her. We have only met Troy in person once. He purchased the mare as a yearling from a photo. He had never seen her in the flesh until a couple of days ago.

“It does leave a huge gap in our stable, but I don’t like to use the term losing her because we are still involved in the ownership and Charles is very good at sending us through videos and keeping us updated.”

Aimee’s Jewel will be given plenty of time to settle in and adapt to the heat and Kangaroos before she starts pre-training.

“I think they have rated her 80 over there and she will resume within her grade and we will build from there,” Keegan said.

“The plan is to only quite lightly race her in the autumn and if she does as well as we hope, target some black-type in the spring.”

Keegan’s Bellbrook Stables signed for a Proisir filly out of Wild About Me at the recent Karaka Sales, which has the Stratford trainer excited about the younger members of her team.

“In the last three weeks we have had 12 or 14 two and three-year-olds come in, so we are certainly not short of horses but it was still quite sad to see Aimee’s Jewel get on the transporter,” she said.

“When it went down the drive I was choking back the tears, but Troy assures me she will come home. If at any point she is unhappy or things don’t go to plan, she is on a plane back.”

Bred by Suncroft Bloodstock, Aimee's Jewel was purchased for $10,000 as a yearling by Pannell from the draft of Curraghmore at the 2018 Karaka May Sale.

Out of the stakes winning Colombia mare Aimee’s Idol, Aimee’s Jewel is one of four individual Group winners for promising Rich Hill Stud stallion Proisir. -NZ Racing Desk



 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT