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Notabad Day for Kiwi Owners at Canterbury

Friday, 24th July 2020

An association that was struck nearly 40 years ago between trans-Tasman trainers was once again to the fore on Wednesday, reveals NZ Racing Desk. Randwick trainers Jim and Greg Lee became acquainted with Chris Faulkner when they purchased Group 1 performer Tierra Rist off the former New Zealand trainer in the 1980s. They have kept in touch over the years and Faulkner sent the Sydney conditioners Notabadidea and Notabadharada, who he part-owns, to train in recent times. The pair lined-up over 1550m at Canterbury Park on Wednesday and duly rewarded their connections, with Notabadidea winning under jockey Glyn Schofield, with his stablemate a further length back in third. Notabadidea pleased his connections with the win and they believe he has a bright future in the staying ranks. Lee was also pleased with the efforts of Notabadharada who ran on well to place despite becoming unbalanced during the running. Notabadidea was purchased out of Riversley Park's 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs draft for $100,000, where his breeze-up partner was this year's Hong Kong Derby (2000m) winner Golden Sixty. Notabadharada is also a New Zealand Bloodstock graduate, with Faulkner purchasing him out of Grangewilliam Stud's 2017 Festival Yearling Sale for $7,000. He had four starts in New Zealand for trainer Kylie Little, which included unplaced runs in the Listed Ryder Stakes (1200m) and Listed Wanganui Guineas (1340m).


Notabadidea (367) with champion Golden Sixty (pic: Trish Dunell)
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