Turn Karyn loose in Christchurch to support Windsor Park’s “Rugby, Racing & Beer” sports’ luncheon and she comes home with a stunning Turn Me Loose yearling filly!
“David and I are so impressed with this innovation by Rodney Schick and the Windsor Park team – I enjoyed the inaugural event so much last year that I was back this year to support their initiative,” Karyn said.
“There were a number of yearlings on offer and we singled out the Turn Me Loose filly as the stand out for us and I was thrilled to secure her and we are selling the shares now, although 40% was snapped up in her on the spot.”
Buying a share in this filly importantly
means you are helping a young woman’s life …
One of the best parts of buying this filly is that 2.5% of the proceeds of her purchase price will go to the Ellie Stokes’ Trust. Ellie is a young woman whose life has dramatically changed. In 2018 she was working with her passion, horses – specifically thoroughbred racehorses in a racing stable with the dream of one day being a jockey and eventually a trainer in her own right.
On Thursday 3 January 2019, Ellie, aged 16, fell riding track work breaking her back in five places. She also severed her spinal cord which has left her paralysed from the chest down. She spent three weeks in intensive care and five months in Burwood Hospital and is continuing to receive treatment.
A home specifically adapted to meet her wheelchair needs has been built but there is a shortfall of funds in construction and associate c costs that have evolved during the project. Hence the Ellie Stokes Trust has been formed to raise money to cover this cost and hep relieve the burden on Ellie and her family.
So … we are nicknaming this filly Ellie … and being involved in our lovely lass means you are helping a very special young woman!
Let’s tell you about this new filly:
She’s by exciting sire Turn Me Loose – who will stand at $20,000 this year.
Turn Me Loose is off to an exciting start to stud with his oldest only 3YOs – with an outstanding 9.3% stakes’ winners to runners ration as at 14 March 2022.
Turn Me Loose currently leads the table for NZ based second season sires by both individual stakes’ winners and stakes’ horses and notably he has sired three individual two-year-old stakes’ winners to date.
By proven international sire and sire of sires Iffraaj (Zafonic), Turn Me Loose won three Group 1 races: 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m), Emirates Stakes (Gr. 1, 1600m), and Futurity (Gr. 1, 1400m).
This filly is the first foal from a young Zabeel (Sir Tristram) mare, three-quarter sister to Hill of Grace (Zabeel), who won the Lone Star Oaks (Gr. 2, 2040m) at Moonee Valley, and Australia Stakes (Gr. 1, 2000m) at Rosehill.
Windsor Park stud master Rodney Schick said: “Karyn (Fenton-Ellis) and David (Ellis) bought the filly and the reason they are so successful is that they leave no stone unturned in their buying process and I think they’ve unearthed a gem in this filly.
“She’s very attractive. Turn Me Loose is going as well as any young stallion around, and David (Ellis) has seized on the opportunity to buy a lovely filly. She’s a ripper.
“It was a nine horse sale, promotion for the stud, and fundraiser for a young girl called Ellie Stokes, who was paralysed in a track work accident. It’s the second year we’ve run the sale and each year Karyn (Fenton-Ellis) has been down to support us and oversee the bidding in buying a horse each year.
“She was the highest priced filly of the sale. We averaged $25,000 across nine lots and it was a great day.”
Rather incredibly, the filly carries a bloodline cross to Round Table (Princequillo), the dam sire of legendary sire Sir Tristram. A Hall of Fame racehorse and whose accomplishments at stud are profiled in Great Thoroughbred Sires of the World, Round Table won 43 of his 66 starts.
“She’s a high quality filly and out of a Zabeel mare which is always a plus,” said David Ellis.
“She’s by a sire that was a truly great racehorse and proving himself as a young sire with over 30 winners and a group one and two winner in March this year.
“His progeny have really bloomed in the last six weeks and he has the makings of a really good sire. He stands at one of best studs, Windsor Park, and they’re great supporters of Te Akau Racing.”
Be quick – only six shares now available – email email@example.com.
A 10% share is only $7,250 +GST
A 5% share is $3,625 +GST
This includes research and sales’ expenses at cost, and also full veterinary/x-ray examinations pre sale. There is a small additional cost for your share of transport to Te Akau Stud post sale, insurance and NZB Pearl Series’ entry.