As some of you might have been aware, our grand mare, Seainta, has been battling a tumour in her near side hind which has greatly affected her quality of life. We have been nursing her along as she was in foal to Dawn Approach and it was to be her last foal.
In the early hours of Friday morning Seainta’s waters broke but we soon realised the foal was in the wrong position. With the aid of Phil and Jaco, our vet, we were able to deliver a filly foal. Unfortunately from the start the foal struggled and even with constant care and veterinary treatment she died just before lunch on Sunday. It was then decided that there was no need for Seainta to suffer any longer and she was euthanised last week, and was buried near the house where a garden and plaque will be placed.
Without her, Grandview would not exist, as she put us on the map with the deeds of her progency that have raced to date. Dodging Eddie, Ginger Express, Frightening Bolt and Sophie’s Destiny all winners with the best of them being Dodging Eddie the winner of $182,000.
She has 2 more foals left hopefully to keep her 100% record intact. A 3yr old filly by Lucas Cranach and a yearling colt by Fiorente. Her progeny have given a lot of people joy and we hope more joy is still yet to come.
She will be sadly missed by the Grieve family and all at Grandview.
On a happier note, Glennie West a resident Grandview mare has foaled down a Better Than Ready foal. Her first foal, Fox Force Five, won impressively on Saturday at the Gold Coast in class record time.
In what has been a sweet start to the racing season, Jet Spur has certainly started this season off with an absolute bang!
The John Zielke-trained Hopes Eternal has lead the way, with a race record win in the Pat O'Shea Plate at Toowoomba and if possible, an even more outstanding win at Doomben. There are lofty goals for Hopes Eternal with Zielke looking towards the Brisbane Winter Carnival for the promising 2YO.
Jet Spur currently sits 4th nationally on the 2YO Sires table. An outstanding achievement for the ever-consistent QLD Champion.