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January Newsletter 2019

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2019 Seasons Goals 

This season we have a lot of younger stock racing we have set the goals 20 winners & $150,000 + in stakes. 
Our current standings are  
135 Starts 14 Wins, 9 Seconds & 6 Thirds. For $135,417 to date (UDR .1556)

Horses due to race in the January are: 
Adieu Flirt, Bill Haley, Brooks Belle, Caroline Wozniacki, Grenado, Littlebitoflove, Maria Kirilenko, Peter Forsberg, Sol Invictus & in Australia My Lucky Belle, Platinum Roulette (QLD)

Horses due at the trails are. 
Lionel Messi, Novak Djokovic

Horses currently spelling are. 
Anastasia Ashley, Melanie Adams, Novak Djokovic, Play Footise & Wishing Crystal

Recent additions to Abernethy Racing Stables in the last few months are: 
Tactful Reaction, Mount Aspiring

We are always looking to take on more horses if you have anything that maybe suited to our training please keep us in mind.

This season’s we have the following foals:

Unnamed: Terror To Love – Kay N Kaye’s (Colt)

Unnamed: Majestic Son – Jinxed Belle (Colt)

This season’s we have the following mares due to foal:

Jinxed Belle is in foal to What The Hill
Hanover’s Pride is in foal to Aldebaran Eagle

Elite Belle is in foal to Downbytheseaside

Horses Sold / Retired in the last few months are: 
Helix – Sold to Glen Powel in Newcastle

Hydro Tread Mill: 
Our Treadmill has been busy recently with up to 6 horses using this each day. Horses that’s are regularly working on the hydro treadmill are Sol Invictus, Grenado, Adieu Flirt Bill Hayley & Caroline Wozniacki

The Rates are as follows
Full Board Rates is $45 plus GST per day.
Drop in Rates is $35 Plus GST per day.

2 year olds:
Sidney Crosby 
– Is Currently fast working and doing things right. We will look to geld him at the end of the month and give him 6 weeks off.

Lionel Messi – Is Working up well and we hope to have him at the trails in the next few weeks

Play Footsie – Is Currently Spelling she is due to resume work 1/2/19

Novak Djokovic – Is Working up well and we hope to have him at the trails in the next few weeks

Melanie Adams – Is Currently Spelling she is due to resume work 1/2/19

2018 Yearlings: 
Lindsey Vonn – Has Just completed been Broken In and been sent to the spelling paddock she is due to resume work 1/3/19

Conor McGregor  – Is heading to the New Zealand Bloodstock Sale in February 2019
Unnamed (American Ideal – Blistering Belle  – Is heading to the New Zealand Bloodstock Sale in February 2019

Stable Visits 
If anyone wants to come and view the stables or hydro treadmill please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to accommodate this.

Shares Available 
Join a syndicate and experience the excitement of meeting new people and winning races!
We have a few horses that have shares available from as little as $100 per month fixed rate
For more information please see shares available on the website or email
www.abernethyracingstables.co.nz
jay@abernethyracingstables.co.nz

Abernethy Racing Stables Horses in Australia: 
Platinum Roulette 
Is Racing in QLD and has been racing very well he will continue to race until sold.
My Lucky Belle 
Is in NSW did a great job before going out for a break she is back in work and shouldn’t be far away from racing again and maybe look to put her in foal in the summer.

January Horse to follow is 
Grenado – He has be ultra-consistent over the summer he will continue to race well for his connections .

Feedback:
Feedback is always welcome. You can do this by replying to this email or adding it to the website form page.

Myself and the rest of the team would like to thank everyone for their support. Feel free to contact me anytime by any of the ways listed below.

Winter Newsletter 2016

2017/2018 Seasons Goals 
As this season we have cut back a lot of the racing team and have more young horses we have set the goals 15 winners & $150,000 + in stakes. 
Our current standings are  
151 Starts 12 Wins, 12 Seconds & 12 Thirds. For $129,169 to date (UDR .1501)

Horses due to race in the Winter are: 
Bill Haley, Brooks Belle, Capital Girl, Caroline Wazniacki, Helix, Julie Johnston, Peter Forsbreg, Sol Invictus & in Australia My Lucky Belle,  Platinum Roulette (NSW)

Horses due at the trails are. 
Peter Forsbreg, Julie Johnston

Horses currently spelling are. 
Sidney Crosby, Lionel Messi, Play Footsie, Melanie Adams, Wishing Crystal

Recent additions to Abernethy Racing Stables in the last few months are: 
Play Footsie, (Rocknroll Heaven – Kay N Kayes),

We are always looking to take on more horses if you have anything that maybe suited to our training please keep us in mind.

This season’s we have the following  foals which are currently been weaned:
Unnamed: Rock N Roll Heaven – Elite Belle (Colt)
Unnamed: American Ideal – Blistering Belle (Colt)
Unnamed: Sportswriter – Belfry Lady (Filly)

This season’s we have the following mares due to foal:

Jinxed Belle is due to foal a Majestic Sun
Kaye N Kayes is due to foal a Terror To Love

Horses Sold / Retired in the last few months are: 
Ashley Tisdale – Given away as a hack
Tanzaite & Meander With Pegasus have been retired to the broodmare paddock

Hydro Tread Mill: 
Our Treadmill has been busy recently with up to 7 horses using this each day. Horses that’s are regularly working on the hydro treadmill are Shinko Shibata, Gotta Go Cullect & Sliver Stream
The Rates are as follows
Full Board Rates is $45 plus GST per day.
Drop in Rates is $35 Plus GST per day.

2 year olds:
Peter Forsberg 
– Is due to trail in the next few weeks then hopefully have him racing late June.
Maria Kirlenko – Has been back in work since 23rd April we aim to get her qualified this time around.
Anastasia Ashley – Has been back in work since 23rd April after injuring herself last time in we will just take thing quite this time around.
Wishing Crystal – Is Currently Speeling and is due to resume work 25/6/18.

2018 Yearlings: 
Sindney Crosby – Has had 2 prep and did thing well he is currently spelling and is due to resume work 25/6/18
Lionel Messi – Has had 2 prep and did thing well he is currently spelling and is due to resume work 25/6/18
Play Footsie – Has Just completed been Broken In and been sent to the spelling paddock she is due to resume work 25/6/18
Unnamed (Rock N Roll Hevan – Kaye N Kayes  – Has Just completed been Broken In and been sent to the spelling paddock he is due to resume work 25/6/18
Melanie Adams – Was broken in late October and has been given time to grow she is due to resume work 25/6/18

Stable Visits 
If anyone wants to come and view the stables or hydro treadmill please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to accommodate this.

Shares Available 
Join a syndicate and experience the excitement of meeting new people and winning races!
We have a few horses that have shares available from as little as $100 per month fixed rate
For more information please see shares available on the website or email
www.abernethyracingstables.co.nz
jay@abernethyracingstables.co.nz

Abernethy Racing Stables Horses in Australia: 
Platinum Roulette 
Is Racing in NSW well and has been racing very well he will continue to race until sold.
My Lucky Belle 
Is in NSW did a great job before going out for a break she is back in work and shouldn’t be far away from racing again and maybe look to put her in foal in the summer.

Winters Horse to follow is 
Littlebitoflove– A big son of Love You just starting to get things right he will only get better and better.

Feedback:
Feedback is always welcome. You can do this by replying to this email or adding it to the website form page.

Myself and the rest of the team would like to thank everyone for their support. Feel free to contact me anytime by any of the ways listed below.

Abernethy quinellas Monte event

21 August 2017 by Duane Ranger
Papakura conditioner Jay Abernethy is yet to open his account in 2017-2018 despite training a quinella at Cambridge Raceway last Thursday.
The 33-year-old trained Meander With Pegasus and Way To Go to run first and second in the second Monte Saddle Trot held at Cambridge Raceway.
Meander In Pegasus, who was ridden by Abernethy’s partner, Lisa Olsson, won by three-and-three-quarter lengths. Way To Go and Riina Maattanen had eight-and-a-quarter lengths to spare over the Michelle Wallis and Bernie Hackett trained Makarewa Jake, who was third.
The only other starter was the Jo Stevens trained The Scruff who was another 27 lengths away in fourth. They were the only starters.
Meander With Pegasus started from the 30m back mark and trotted the 2200m in 3:17.6 (mile rate 2:24.5) and came home in 65.4 and 31.9.
“I really love the Montes. Most of ours are ridden in training anyway and it’s a good way to keep them fit. Old Silver Steam was always ridden and he won 21 races.
“Michelle and Bernie are big advocates of it and so am I. Their horses have won Montes and then gone on to win on race night. It’s good for the game,” Abernethy said.
“It’s something new and that has to be good for the industry. It gives horses another ‘out’ when they have reached their mark,” he added.
Abernethy, who recently won Harness Racing New Zealand’s ‘Stable Shout’ and earlier in the year was crowned New Zealand’s ‘Gearing Up Champion’, said he wanted to get more people involved in Montes.
“We will be having a meeting at Pukekohe on September 16, before the Workouts to make people more aware of saddle trotting. There will be a stipe there who could even tweak the rules a bit for us. If it is going to make it easier for those interested.
“Jockeys only have to have one Monte ride to be eligible and stablehands, three. We also want to make trainers more aware of what the requirements are.
“My partner used to ride them back in Sweden and has ridden Montes at Pirongia for the last four or five years,” Abernethy said.
He said there would be more Montes at Cambridge Raceway and Alexandra Park.
“The Auckland Club has indicated it would like to run a non-tote Monte Series later in the season. That is promising but we have to be aware that Corporate Racing and Kidz Kartz are also staged on the track,” he said.
He also said the proposed exhibition Monte at New Plymouth on September 30, would also prove popular.
“Race-day jockeys will ride them that day, so that will be a great innovation and hopefully get more people interested.
“We see this as a breath of fresh air for harness racing and want as many people as possible to become involved. We just have to go through some of the rules and regulations to get it up and running smoothly,” Abernethy said.
Cambridge Raceway’s first Monte Saddle Trot was run on July 16.
That 2200m event attracted six entries with Commander Paris (Catherine Cameron) winning by a large margin from Makarewa Jake (Riina Maattanen), and Majestic Ali and Tyla Hackett third.
All three were trained by Wallis and Hackett.
Twelve days after his Monte win, Commander Paris and Todd Mitchell won a $14,999 trot at Alexandra Park. That was the seven-year-old CR Commando gelding’s eighth TAB win.
He has since finished second at the same venue.

Jay Abernethy wins Stable Shout

08 August 2017
Jay Abernethy has won the first HRNZ Owners Sub- Committee Stable Shout.
Jay recieved two seperate nominations for his excellent communication with his owners.
He was nominated by Andy and Kim Thomson and Allan Poy.
Andy and Kim said the following about Jay:
We have a Facebook group which he has created to keep us updated, or regular emails. When one of our horses is racing, trialing or going to the workouts he will always let us know within 24 hours of the race including how he thinks it will go or what he expects. When they are not racing he regularly sends updates as to where they are at. He is also more than happy for us to text him, if we have any questions, happy to have us visit the stables and invites us to watch them workout if we are in the area (we live up north). He is always very welcoming at the races too, happy to chat and has arranged barrier rides and stable passes. He is a great example of what is great about Harness racing.
Allan Poy nominated Jay for the following reasons:
For the terrific communication he provides to his owners. We get the emails and Facebook updates that most trainers provide but he’ll also personally respond to texts and more latterly, which has been really cool, is his recording of track work including fast work with the use of a Go Pro on his helmet or sulky. He then goes to the trouble of putting together a video montage and either posts it on FB or emails it out. A great way to embrace the latest technology for his band of owners. His stables are always open for a visit as well. A young trainer staying up to date with communication tools.

Jay vs Sailesh

22 December 2016
By Duane Ranger
The race to 150 could be resolved at Alexandra Park tonight (Thursday).
Fresh from their victory in their ‘Brothers in Arms Driving Series’ at Oamaru earlier this month, the South Auckland-based Abernethy brothers will do battle again on their home track tonight – but this time against one another.
Both Jay (33) and Sailesh Abernethy (31) sit on 149 victories – Jay for training, and his younger brother for driving.
“We’ve always had the usual sibling rivalry growing up but nothing to any great extent. I would like to get to 150 first though. I am the older one and it’s only right,” he joked.
“Any other time I don’t mind running second to Sailesh and vice versa. We are a team and try and do what’s best for the stable and the owners and trainers,” he added.
Since 2006-2007 Jay has driven 149 winners from 1664 starters to the races. he’s also placed 266 times for $986,052. UDR strike-rate: 0.1597.
Compare that to Sailesh who has driven 149 winners from 1,364 starters since 2009-2010. he’s also placed 268 times and banked $1,016,777 in stakes. UDR: 0.1980.
Of course Jay is the senior driver having saluted the judge 427 times from 4.596 drives since 2002. he’s also placed 815 times and won just over $3.2m i stakes. UDR: 0.1722.
The older sibling gets two bites at the cherry tonight. The leading trainer at Cambridge Raceway last season will line up Kate Jackson (Trent Lethaby) and Collection (Jacob Wallace) in the opening junior driving event.
He will then sit behind the Adrienne Matthews trained Jude’s Gem (13) in the fourth event, while Sailesh’s only drive is behind the Cheree Wigg trained Minstrel Boy (2) in the fifth event.
“I can’t separate the two from our stable in the first race. The only indication I can give you is that Trent (Lethaby), who woks for us, had the choice of drives. I think it will come down to who gets the best trip,” Abernethy said.
“Both can win with luck,” he added.
He thought he had a better winning show behind 3-year-old Art Official filly, Jude’s Gem, despite drawing five on the second line.
“She went real good first up and I’m sure Adrienne will have her screwed right down for this. Sure it’s a stronger field than what she met here last month but she’s on the improve, and she did go pretty good at the Workouts (fifth) on Saturday.
“This is just her third career start so whatever she does she will be improved by the run. I think she will be a nice drive,” Abernethy said.
Abernethy said if he or his brother were left on 149 after tonight’s meeting it was likely one of them would hit the 150 mark at Waipa on the Te Awamutu grass next Wednesday.
“We will have five or six in at that meeting so surely one of us will break through,” he said.
Meanwhile drivers at Alexandra Park tonight will wear black arm bands in race four – the $12,000 NZ Trotting Hall Of Fame Len Hart Memorial Maiden Pace as a mark of respect for the passing last week of Riverton jockey Rebecca Black.

Abernethy brothers dominate driver series

04 December 2016
By Tayler Strong
The Abernethys dominated the brothers in arms drivers series at Oamaru on Saturday with Sailesh winning three of the six heats and Jay winning one.
The brothers, aged 31 (Sailesh) and Jay (33) ended the series with 19 points, three  more than nearest rivals, Nathan and Matthew Williamson with David and Philip Butcher in third place with 12 points. The Abernethys won the series on the grass track in 2014 when contesting it for the first time.
The Abernethys received a $1000 cash prize provided by Fat Sally’s Pub and Restaurant and a trophy sponsored by Ballantynes Showcase Jewellers.
The Abernethys who operate a stable at Papakura are on the move. They have bought a larger property at Hunua, 35 km away and plan to shift in before the winter.
“The new property is 70 acres against 20 at our present place. We will have straight line and oval tracks and transfer our hydro treadmill,’’ said Jay.
Last season was the most successful for the stable with 33 wins.
“We are building up a team again as most of our older horses have moved on.”
Sailesh won on Saturday with McLovin, Veneto and Nui Toc Tien. Veneto is unbeaten in three starts on grass and Nui Toc Tien has had his four wins on grass. Jay won with Soney Beatt, who made the pace and cleared out by five and three quarter lengths. Soney Beatt has gained four of his six wins on grass.
Trainer Ken Ford had left him in the care of the Williamson stable at Oamaru after he raced at Invercargill the previous Sunday.
Trainer Ray Jenkins produced the trotters McLovin and Justmollyarcher to win. McLovin has won twice from four starts. Justmollyarcher was having his fifth start when he cleared maiden ranks. Both 4-year-olds led over the last 1500m of 2000m.
McLovin is by Monarchy from Winfield Invasion, an Armbro Invasion mare who won four races. McLovin is raced by Jenkins with Terrence Kean, of Winton, Morrell Lake, of Melbourne, Shelley Jenkins (daughter of the trainer) and Neville McRae, of Hamilton. McLovin was bred by Daryl and Anne Trainor, of Sawyers Bay, who sold him in April when he was in work with Mark Jones. The Trainors have Say You Pres, a 3-year-old filly by The Pres from Winfield Invasion shaping well with Jones.
Invercargill owners Leo and Genevieve Curtin, who are attending the Interdominion in Perth, race Justamollyarcher. The Curtins  bought Justamollyarcher from Greg Payne as a 3-year-old 12 months ago.
“He has got heaps of ability but needs the ringcraft,’’ said Jenkins of the son of Angus Hall and Justa Kiwi Girl, who won nine races. The Curtins won seven races with Buddsun from the Jenkins stable.
Culley Backy made an immediate winning return for Christchurch owner Peter McDermott. He bought  5yr-old out of the stable of Michael Heenan and Culley Backy was transferred to Brent White at Temuka.
“I can’t take much of the credit I have only had him (Culley Backy) a week,’’ said White.
The Central Courage syndicate were out in force to see their 4-year-old mare Seduce Me clear maiden ranks. Members were urging her on by her stable name, Cindy, rather than attracting  strange looks by yelling her official name. Roxburgh trainer Geoff Knight bought Seduce Me (Ohoka Arizona – Lady Bo Heather) from Glenys Chmiel and Zenmach from Mark Smolenski for the syndicate about the same time in the winter of last year. Zenmach has since six races.

August – September Newsletter 2016

We would like to thanks all the stable owners for their support they gave us last season, without you all we wouldn’t of be able to have a best season ever. Let’s hope we can beat last season record this season.  Last Seasons Stats. 205 Starts 33 Wins, 18 Seconds & 20 Thirds. For $179,812 to date (UDR .2423)

2016/2017 Seasons Goals  
As this season we have a large number of young unraced horses we have set the goals 30 winners & $180,000 + in stakes.  
Our current standings are  
13 Starts 2 Wins, 0 Seconds & 0 Thirds. For $9,269 to date (UDR .1538)

Horses due to race in August – September are: 
American Mary, Chevrons Easy, Helen Shapiro, Lindy’s Dream, Quick Cullen, Shatahlia Knight, Speedy Earl Uroc Kate, & in Australia Platinum Roulette (NSW)

Horses due at the trails are. 
Fortune Smile, Gotta Go Cullect,

Horses currently spelling are. 
Bill Haley, Elusive Belle, Helix, Lincoln Moment, Littlebitoflove, Lola Jones, Sunhaven Boss

Recent additions to Abernethy Racing Stables in the last few months are: 
Shinko Shibata
Keepers Art

We are always looking to take on more horses if you have anything that maybe suited to our training please keep us in mind.

This season’s we have the following mares due to foal: 
Jinxed Belle is due to foal a Majestic Sun
Elite Belle is due to foal a Rock N Roll Heaven

Horses Sold / Retired in the last few months are: 
Philippa Glass – leased out to Gary Noakes
Our Southern Man – has been retired and will be rehome as a hack
Elliot Daniel – Has been returned to his owners.

Hydro Tread Mill: 
Our Treadmill has been busy recently with up to 7 horses using this each day. Horses that’s are regularly working on the hydro treadmill are Shinko Shibata, Gotta Go Cullect & Sliver Stream
The Rates are as follows
Full Board Rates is $45 plus GST per day.
Drop in Rates is $35 Plus GST per day.

2 year olds:
Bill Haley 
– Currently Spelling and is due back in work 1st September.
Ashley Tisdale – Has been back in work since 17th July we aim to run her along in the next few weeks before going back out for a brief break.
Benjamin Button – Has been back in work since 1st August and is currently jogging up we aim to have him strong working in the next few weeks.
Brooks Belle – Has been back in work since 17th July we aim to run her along in the next few weeks before going back out for a brief break.
Caroline Woznaiki – Has been back in work since 17th July we aim to run her along in the next few weeks before going back out for a brief break.
Helix – Currently Spelling and is due back in work 1st September
Magik Man – Has been back in work since 1st August and is currently jogging up we aim to have him strong working in the next few weeks.
Lincoln Moment – Currently Spelling and is due back in work 1st September.
Julie Johnston – Has been back in work since 17th July we aim to run her along in the next few weeks before going back out for a brief break.

2016 Yearlings: 
Peter Forsberg – Has been weaned and is currently at Rosslands Stud Anastasia Ashley – Has been weaned and is currently at Rosslands Stud
Unnamed (American Ideal – Blistering Belle) – Has been weaned and is currently at Rosslands Stud.

Stable Visits 
If anyone wants to come and view the stables or hydro treadmill please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to accommodate this.

Shares Available  
Join a syndicate and experience the excitement of meeting new people and winning races!
We have a few horses that have shares available from as little as $100 per month fixed rate
For more information please see shares available on the website or email
www.abernethyracingstables.co.nz
jay@abernethyracingstables.co.nz

Abernethy Racing Stables Horses in Australia: 
Platinum Roulette 
Is Racing in NSW well and has been racing very well he will continue to race until sold.
My Lucky Belle 
Is in NSW did a great job before going out for a break she is back in work and shouldn’t be far away from racing again and maybe look to put her in foal in the summer.

September Horse to follow is 
Helen Shapiro – She has been sent up by her owners to take advantage of the high stakes on offer at Auckland. We aim to have racing towards the end of August early September.

Feedback:
Feedback is always welcome. You can do this by replying to this email or adding it to the website form page.

Myself and the rest of the team would like to thank everyone for their support. Feel free to contact me anytime by any of the ways listed below.

Regards
Jay Abernethy
Mobile 021 797 242
Home 09 298 9619
Stables 09 298 0876.
Website: 
www.abernethyracingstables.co.nz 
Email: jay@abernethyracingstables.co.nz

HRW award winners named

29 July 2016
By Duane Ranger

Papakura horseman Jay Abernethy has had his most successful year as a trainer, conditioning 32 winners – five more than his previous best he achieved in 2013-2014.
The 33-year-old also shone brightly at Cambridge Raceway this season and was recently named Harness Racing Waikato’s leading trainer. Two of his team Silver Stream and Our Southern Man also received recognition.
HRW’s Racing manager, Kerry Wells, said five horses won three races at Cambridge during 2015-2016. Four won four races. Silver Stream won five races and the David Marshall trained Sarah Lindenny won six races.
“The winner of the Dunstan Nutrition $10,000 Owner-Trainer promotion for the season was Sarah Lindenny, who receives $7,000 (split $4k to owner & $3k to trainer) of Dunstan product. Silver Stream’s trainer will receive $2000 worth of Dunstan product while last year’s winner Our Southern Man will also receive $1,000 worth of the product as well,” Wells said.
Looking back at 2015-2016 Wells said Club bonuses paid throughout the year added to the winner’s stake equalled $68,000.
He said 37 horses had their winner’s stake increased by $1,500 and five horses had their winner’s stake increased by $2,500.
When asked to comment about other highlights of the season Wells said:
“We recently had a debrief of this year’s Jewels and have been advised that 2018 will be held at Cambridge.
“The clubs’ AGM is scheduled for Tuesday November 15 at 7.15pm in Members Lounge. Obviously next week (August 4) will be interesting regards race fields as it is the first meeting to be carded under the new points handicapping system.
“I understand Andrew Grant is relocating to Morrinsville training track at Scott Reserve and will work upwards of 10 horses. This will increase horse population on track to around 70,” Wells said.
Winners at Cambridge Raceway this season were:
NRM Leading Trainer: 1st Jay Abernethy, 2nd Steve Telfer/Chris Garlick, 3rd Sean McCaffrey/Ross Paynter.
Commins Plumbing Leading UDR Driver (30 or more drives):
1st Scott Phelan, 2nd David Butcher, 3rd Tony Herlihy.
Garrards Leading Junior Driver:
1st Kyle Marshall, 2nd Sean Grayling, 3rd Andre Poutama.
Barry & Jill Gordon leading Trainer of Trotters:
1st Sean McCaffrey/Ross Paynter, 2nd David Marshall, 3rd Jay Abernethy.
The Clubhouse Sportsbar Driver of Trotters:
1st Kyle Marshall, 2nd Todd Mitchell, 3rd Todd MacFarlane.

Most Meritorious Performance of the Year (To be decided by vote).

June Newsletter 2016

The stable is having its best year ever. As we are coming to the end of the season we hoping things can carry on the way they have been going. We also have a lot of young stock at the trailing stages so looking forward to the next few months.

2015/2016 Seasons Goals 
This season we have a large number of young horses so the goals for the season was 20 winners & $100,000 + in stakes. We have over taken that goal already so the new target is 30 wins. 
Our current standings are 
181 Starts 29 Wins, 16 Seconds & 19 Thirds. For $157,099 to date (URD .2443)
Horses due to race in June are: 
Desirable Styx, Elliot Daniel, Lindy’s Dream, Lola Jones, Our Southern Man, Shatahlia Knight, Speedy Earl, & in Australia Platinum Roulette (NSW)
Horses due at the trails are. 
Sliver Stream, Gotta Go Cullect, Elusive Belle, Littlebitoflove,
Horses recently qualified and are currently spelling are. 
American Mary, Urock Kate & Kawarau Joy
Recent additions to Abernethy Racing Stables in the last few months are: 
Helen Shapiro, Speedy Earl, Flash Fire, Flashing Shandi & Castletons Spur
We are always looking to take on more horses if you have anything that maybe suited to our training please keep us in mind.
This season’s weanlings are as Follows:
Meander In The Sun has a filly by Lucky Chucky
Blistering Belle has a filly by American Ideal
Elite Belle has a colt by Well Said

Horses Sold / Retired in the last few months are: 
Leishman – has been retired
We have few for sale at the moment, more info can be found on the website under horses for sale.
Hydro Tread Mill:
Our Treadmill has been busy recently with up to 7 horses using this each day. Horses that’s are currently working on the hydro treadmill are Our Southern Man, Desirable Styx, Elliot Daniel, Bourbon Street, Gotta Go Cullect & Sliver Stream
The Rates are as follows
Full Board Rates is $45 plus GST per day.
Drop in Rates is $35 Plus GST per day.

2 year olds: 
Elusive Belle – Currently at the strong work stage aim is qualify her before the end of the season.
Emjay Hanover – Is out spelling and is due to resume mid-July.
Fortune Smiles – Resumed mid-May with the aim of trailing her this time around.
Hanover’s Pride – Resumed mid-May with the aim of trailing her this time around.
October Rush – Resumed mid-May with the aim of trailing him this time around.
Quick Cullen – Qualified 11/2/16, had 3 months outs and resume Resumed mid-May with the aim of racing early August.
Royal Moment – Currently out Spelling and is due to resume work in August.
Special Lass – Currently Spelling and is due to resume work mid-July
Sunny Spur – Currently Spelling and is due to resume work mid-July

2016 Yearlings:
Bill Haley – Is back in work for his second prep. He was the pick of the yearlings first time around.
Ashley Tisdale – Has been broken in and is currently spelling. She is due to resume work 1st July.
Benjamin Button – Has been broken in and is currently spelling. He is due to resume work 1st July.
Brooks Belle – Has been broken in and is currently spelling. She is due to resume work 1st July.
Unnamed (Majestic Sun/ Meander In The Sun) – Has been broken in and is currently spelling. She is due to resume work 1st July.
Helix – Is back in work for his second prep. He was the second pick of the yearlings first time around.
Magik Man – Has been broken in and is currently spelling. He is due to resume work 1st July.
Lincoln Moment – Is back in work for his third prep. He did everything right last time around and is starting to become a racehorse.
Unnamed (Betterthanchedder / Itz Fatima Kiwi) – Has been broken in and is currently spelling. She is due to resume work 1st July.

Stable Visits 
If anyone wants to come and view the stables or hydro treadmill please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to accommodate this.
Dual Sulky Rides
We now have a dual sulky at the stables so if anyone wants to come along and bring their family and friends for a ride please feel free to contact us and arrange a time. The best time for us is either Friday or Saturday mornings but other times can be arranged.
Shares Available 
Join a syndicate and experience the excitement of meeting new people and winning races!
We have a few horses that have shares available from as little as $100 per month fixed rate
For more information please see shares available on the website or email
www.abernethyracingstables.co.nz
jay@abernethyracingstables.co.nz
Abernethy Racing Stables Horses in Australia:
Platinum Roulette 
Is Racing in NSW well and has been racing very well he will continue to race until sold.
My Lucky Belle 
Is in NSW did a great job before going out for a break she is back in work and shouldn’t be far away from racing again and maybe look to put her in foal in the summer.
June Horse to follow is 
Elliot Daniel – He is back racing after a brief let up in May, has need his first couple of races so should only improve in the coming weeks.
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Jay Abernethy
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HarnessXpress 12/10/15

Because the way he has managed the careers of two of the north’s elder statesmen – Our Southern Man and Silver Stream – suggests he is more than a dab hand at caring for those in their twilight years.

Both won for Abernethy at Cambridge on Thursday night, with Our Southern Man aged 12 and Silver Stream aged 11.
Seeing a horse with a double figure age is not all that uncommon but to see two win on the same night, from the same barn? A rare feat indeed.
One of the main reasons the pair of them are still able to race competitively is Abernethy’s underwater treadmill.
Both horses have ongoing soundness issues that require strict management and being able to keep them fit while taking the pressure off their legs is a huge help.
“Our Southern Man originally came up to me to go on the treadmill because he was sore,” Abernethy told Harness Xpress.
“As it is he can only race every fortnight but that works out well because they usually race at Cambridge every two weeks and he’s not that good the Auckland way around.”
It was the son of Jeremys Gambit’s 15th career win, 11th for Abernethy, 7th at Cambridge, 7th in an amateur race and 6th with stable associate and amateur driver John Kriechbaumer in the sulky.
Unfortunately there probably won’t be too many more wins in the pipeline; Abernethy believes Our Southern Man’s dodgy legs are about to catch up with him.
“I don’t think he will last until Christmas; it is getting harder and harder to keep him sound.”
Stablemate Silver Stream has also been a great flag-bearer for the stable and added another win to his record when winning the trot off 30m.

Another stable rep, Stuey D, ran a close second to make the drive home that little bit better.
Silver Stream is officially an open class trotter, but thanks to the claiming system, he has been able to race competitively in more suitable fields well into his golden years.
Abernethy leased Silver Stream off local Ardmore trainer Alek Goryl a tick under two years ago and proceeded to win seven races over the 2013-14 summer before he was sent home ‘on his mark’.
Another briefer stint with Goryl came to an end in March of this year when he was again leased by Abernethy and Thursday’s win was his fourth this time around and 11th for the stable.
“He’s another one that’s got to be on the treadmill to race at his best.
“And if he couldn’t race as a claimer he would be retired.
“The biggest thing about both horses is they have a big heart; they keep trying.
“Even when they are under pressure they keep going.”
Stuey D’s run for second was sign of what he is capable of and Abernethy says if he can get his manners sorted, he will be a serious trotter.
“Every time he has trotted the whole way for us he has run in the money.
“I am actually thinking about sending him to Australia soon; he flies the gate and will love Menangle.”
Abernethy has not been afraid to think outside the square and has sent many horses to good friend Ashlee Siejka to race in New South Wales including former star Henrik Zetterberg and recent winner My Lucky Belle.
“Stuey D and Platinum Poker will probably both go over there soon.”
A recent trip to Sweden for a holiday was a chance to take in the highly professional Scandinavian trotting industry.
“I went to the races up there and had a good look around.
“They pay a lot more attention to detail. The grooms have about six horses each and are totally focussed on them.”
“I actually tried to buy one to bring back and race and then stand as a stallion but the costs were huge.”
Breeding is just another hat that Abernethy wears; along with his father he boasts the likes of Five Card Draw and Ideal Belle as breeding credits.
Their dam Blistering Belle has turned out to be a goldmine for the family with her latest foal, Platinum Belle, reaching $75,000 (from Barry Purdon, naturally) at the 2014 Yearling Sales on the back of Five Card Draw and Ideal Belle’s deeds.
“She is in foal to American Ideal and we also have a Well Said and Lucky Chucky on the way.”
Just to really hammer home the fact that Abernethy has a diverse portfolio, he has taken out a thoroughbred training license and has leased a galloper – an Elusive City mare named Elucidate.
“I was in the Auckland RC syndicate that raced her and once they gave up on her, I took it. She’s on the treadmill as well.”