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Markwood Lodge Ltd win service to WRL sire

(Philippa, Graeme and Grant McKenzie who share in the ownership of Larippa)

Markwood Lodge Ltd won a service to a White Lobe Lodge sire in a draw among stud clients at the Wingatui meeting on Saturday.

Raise The Flag, Ghibellines and Gallant Guru are sires in service at WRL.

Markwood Lodge, a Waikato company, had the mares Ginella (O'Reilly - Abrasion) and Hilarious (Raise The Flag - Comedy Mill) served by Ghibellines this season. Hilarious had the third of her three wins when trained at WRL. Markwood Ltd race  the WRL -trained Zabay, winner of three races and a good third on Saturday.


The WRL -trained Larippa, a 3yr-old filly, cleared maiden ranks at Wingatui on Saturday. She is raced by long-time owner Graeme McKenzie and his sons, Grant and Brent with their wives, Philippa and Moana. The McKenzies also race Cabernet, a winner from the WRL stable. Cabernet finished second Saturday. Larippa is by Rip Van Winkle from Larrinka, a half sister by Volksraad to Miss Aurora(by O'Reilly), the dam of Cabernet. A half brother, The Meista won the 2010 Canterbury Gold Cup for the McKenzies. Larrinka, Miss Aurora and The Meista are among 11 foals left by Zablinka (Zabeel - Perchinka)), winner of the 1997 group three Wakefield Stakes at Trentham as a 2yr-old for the McKenzies.

Ruby Guru (Gallant Guru -On The Make) posted her seventh win when successful over 1300m at Toowoomba on Saturday.





Entries from WRL for the NZB South Island series of the National yearling sales scheduled for April 29 in Christchurch are:

Darci Brahma - Blue 'N' Gold colt

Ghibellines - Carefree colt

Per Incanto - Cherry Creek filly

Ghibellines - No Lane Bridge filly

Darci Brahma - Norah colt

Proisir - Our Girl Nelson colt

Ghibellines - Sheeza Drama  colt

Ghibellines - Smudgee  colt

Ghibellines - Zigalong filly