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Pinelea Farm is another stud with a stallion parade this weekend – on Saturday 14 September from 12.30pm, at 465 Dawsons Road, West Melton, Christchurch.

Wish I  was down there to see the three sires they have – Stunin Cullen, Charles Bronson and the trotter Mel Gibson.

If you live within cooee, make an effort and check them out. Stunin Cullen has very nice credentials under his saddle, and comes from a strong family – but strong in producing sires? Il Vicolo and Gotta Go Cullen are both from this family and were outstanding racehorses. We know what happened to Il Vicolo’s siring career, and of course Gotta Go Cullen is only just getting underway but with small numbers. This family reminds me in many ways of Rich N Elegant’s family and her own contribution as a wonderful dam of some outstanding racehorses, but for a range of reasons only one of them (Rocknroll Hanover) has converted that family foundation and success as a top racehorse into being a top sire.

Will Stunin Cullen be the one to step up for this family?

Pinelea Farm has a website worth a visit – but if you live locally, try to see the farm and the horses in “real life”.

I’ll have a look at Mel Gibson another time, when  do a bit of a catch up on the trotting side of things.


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