New Approach Yearlings join the Stable

Mar 27, 2012

Over the past couple of months, the stable has been active at both the Inglis and Magic Millions Yearling Sales, and we have have purchased some lovely yearlings including 3 by the new sire New Approach.

To those existing stable clients and the new clients who have purchased shares, I thought you may like to read the article below courtesy of

For anyone who is looking for a share in a nice yearling, we will be travelling to Sydney at Easter time, so we'll keep in touch and let you know if anything becomes available.

New dawn for Bolger

Jim Bolger's Dawn Approach made a most impressive start to his career in the first race of the new season at the Curragh, the Tally Ho Stud EBF Maiden.

As the first son of the yard's multiple Group One winner and Epsom Derby hero New Approach to grace the track, the youngster was the subject of plenty of interest and was sent off the even-money favourite.
Following a good break, Kevin Manning positioned his mount close to the pace in the early stages of the five-furlong heat and when he pushed the button, the two-year-old quickened impressively to put the race to bed, finishing a length and three-quarters clear of Canary Row, with Forester third.

Bolger said: "I was hoping he would win it, but you never know what is in these races. He is a very laid-back colt, a bit different to his old man. He will improve a lot and when he goes up in trip. I wouldn't be getting carried away with him. Hopefully we will be back here in September (for the National Stakes)."

Asked about his two-year-old team for the season, the trainer added: "I have a few good lookers and about a dozen New Approachs." Manning said: "I had some great days with his father and this horse has done it well and he was very professional. He's got pace, but he's by no means an ideal five-furlong horse. You won't see the best of him until he steps up in trip."

Bolger, who trained New Approach to win the 2008 Derby, said: "He is more laid-back than his father and had to be dragged around the parade ring beforehand. "I have about a dozen New Approach juveniles and the more I can get the better. I have quite a few very good-looking juveniles. "I won't get carried away with this but he will step up now and he will get a good deal further too."