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As a broodmare shes produced a host of quality square gaiters and provided the Smaills with undoubtedly one of their many career highlights as owners Jaccka Justy one of her sons winning the Dominion Handicap.In 1987 young Charlie bought with friend Archie Affleck, a filly called Keyali off Northern Southland breeder Neil Timms.On paper it may have looked as if Somejoy was slightly disappointing at her last start when she ran seventh at Winton (at the end of last month), but trainer Clark Barron says after reviewing the mare's performance he was prepared to just walk away from the result.Todd began his harness career with Mc Lellan before heading north to work for Davey and Catherine Butt and then later for Mark Jones.When we put the tender in there were two people with the same amount. If the others had got it, the place would have basically been pulled down and converted to dairy. So I said to Jacob do you want me to send over some papers and get things signed up? (1-53.8 AUS), Wick (1-52.8 USA), Ardens Choice (7 New Zealand wins and 2,296), The Manipulator (4 New Zealand wins), Straight Thru Blue (6 Australian wins), Southern Pursuit (4 New Zealand wins), Little Rascal (8 New Zealand wins and 2 Australian) and Glenisla (10 wins Australia).Obviously Charlie didnt want that to happen and we ended up getting it. Hed been quite a nice horse early on but he broke down. I got a phone call about a week later from Jacob Millar. Mc Intyre says he generally gets between twenty five to thirty mares each season. He was North America Two Year Old Sire of the Year with his first crop.
In those days we used to take a truck load of weanlings up to Christchurch. He was sent down as a bit of a promotion when we first opened what is now Macca Lodge. Alex Milne broke the mother (Janine Jaccka) in and her foals. No one was more surprised than Alex when Murray Gray turned up at the trial with Jack as a two year old. Once you get them settled down and do a lot of ks with them, away they go. Ive never measured Janine Jaccka but the vet has to get up on a box to palpitate her.Old Davey Todd used to duck shoot over home with my grandfather. He was a good old bugger old Davey and you used to get a whole lot of good stories out of him when you were kids. I was working in the boning room at Makarewa in those days. Murray Brown, Andy Laidlaw, Ron Mc Ewan and Donny Mc Rae, and all those guys. When the dairy boom happened it made it all worthwhile. I worked through that era and I thought I was going to get out earlier but then something would go wrong and I had to stay another few years.Ron said hed been down at Ascot Stud and looked at a horse by Majestic Chance and he thought there was one there that I should buy. He (Grant) was only a young lad then and so was I both in our twenties. When the dairy boom happened, property was worth a dollar and we had a bit of equity.Charlies (Charlie Smaill) place came up and we decided to have a go. We ended up doing a hand shake deal over the phone!!!I thought that would be more interesting than sheep because Id had a gutsful of them. Id been talking to Max Bowden about doing the deal on stallions and he said make sure you get it signed up or theyll nail you to the floor.