Regal Fern Lodge is a boutique thoroughbred operation currently based in Wanganui. Run on 25 acres with an additional 14 acres of support blocks.
Operating as usual
Soviet Wonder, and 4yo mare by Little Wonder out of Haere Ra commonly known as “Nips” sporting a treatment with the today. Nips having a leg treatment also to keep up with the healing of the bumped tendon she had. Both in pre training for their next steps- Rockys return to the track, and Nips first campaign. 🤞🏻🤞🏻
Contact @Margaret Wing for your activomed treatment today!! The horses thoroughly love it!!
SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST!!
Testing the waters looking for an experienced rider for a growing business.
We are a small breeding stud located in Wanganui. But have lately branched out and started doing a few breakers and early education pretraining.
You must be confident with green broke, young stock of all breeds. Riding references required. And if you hold your NZTR track licensee I’d even better. Looking for 3-5 days a week, ideally between hours of 10-1230. This reflects the change in daylight hours. Pay negotiable for the right person. Help with breaking in could be available also.
Pm us with your details.
Many thanks. ☺️☺️
Half to resident site Little Wonder by Helmet, Langkawi is running a muck through the tracks of recent starts with 3 wins from 4 recent starts!! Starting to show the same dominating, winning streak of the rest of the family!!
This is actually a special story, and the reason I shared it. Because if it wasn’t for Little Winder, Langkawi wouldn’t be here. The Darley Plate at Ellerslie was won by Little Wonder, and owners Frances Crimmins, and Morag Brown. As part of the win, they win a service to Helmet. So, the breeders sent Shortblackmini for a date to him, which produced Langkawi.
So there you have it. His special brother. 🥰🥰
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Well you could say the breaking process is going “ok” with this colt by Little Wonder* out of Something Secret. Reverse cross of Volkstok’n’barrell. 🤭🤭
Busy next few weeks here at the wee farm. Two colts by Little Wonder in to break in over the next 6 weeks. Possibly a “little” sooner as half the work was done with them before turning them out to grow a bit.
The three in pre training are ticking along nicely, and the one at the trainers is doing good too. Teeth done, and front shoes on. Second prep for this wee miss. Hopefully a jumpout this prep and see what happens there.
Master Rocky well on the road to recovery, with just a couple more Chiro appointments left.
Photo #1- 2yo colt by Little Wonder out of Acantabelle (Per Incanto). Very nice, correct, solid boy this one. Takes everything in his stride. Fast learner, and forward moving.
Photo #2- 3yo colt by Little Wonder out of Something Secret (Tavistock). A little more woah than go currently. But sane and sensible. Not phased by weight over him at all. But wasn’t keen to walk it off. Haha.
Have a fab week everyone!! 🥰🥰
Watch this space!!
Well, it’s been a crazy week here at the farm. Drought mode has hit us! With the wind blowing regularly, and no rain, we are fast dying off!! Please send us some rain!
On a more exciting note, we have started pre training on a low scale. With Soviet Wonder aka “Rocky” back in work, and now bringing a 4yo mare into work also. As well as the older Fast n Famous mare. So that’s a total of 3 in work on the farm for us!! And at the end of the week, we will have two breakers in also!! Busy times ahead!! Have a happy week everyone!! 🥰🥰
Soviet Wonder aka “Rocky” having a play in the stream at the beach. Happy as to be home and back in work.
Soviet Wonder aka “Rocky” in pretraining tonight at the beach!!
We took Rocky for an outing to the beach yesterday, to stretch his legs, and wash his body in the salt water. 🥰🥰
He’s the one in the water. 😝😝
And, at 5.30am, another colt by Little Wonder entered earth side!!
This one belonging to a client, she is very happy with this one.
Out of mare Santa Margherita. Charlie has a full sister, now two, ready to go off for education.
Early this morning, 12.17am, at 367 days gestation, we welcomed another stunning colt by Little Wonder into the world.
This one a full brother to resident ready to run filly “Suzy”. He is very leggy, and has blown us away with his colour. There’s a first for everything. Mum usually has dark bay/brown foals, that look like herself.
This one is out of resident mare In Essence. He is going to be a stunning lad when he grows and fills out.
Welcome to the farm young Bruno.
Very nice, correct, leggy colt, by Little Wonder, out of La Vie En Rose. Born this morning, at 7.15am in daylight. On day 359 of gestation.
La Vie En Rose is a half sister to our first bred horse- Soviet Wonder. Making young Bruno, a 3/4 brother!!
Bruno has his mums white snip, and star, a white sock from his nana. And a white coronet band from his Daddy. And he has both parents quiet temperament!! Loves a wee cuddle!!
Can’t wait to watch this one evolve!! Already quick on his feet!!
Unbroken Rising 3yo tb Filly.
By Road to Rock.
Out of Pollok Princess.
First filly out of the mare. Mare has been back to Vespa.
Goes back to lord Ballina. Great blood.
Blank canvas. Hasn’t had much handling. Needs work in this area. Can be flighty. Has trucked and floated. Travels well.
Being sold as owner no longer wants her. Comes with papers.
Mr Little Wonder looking happy with himself through winter!! ❤️❤️
Exciting news re the release of new stakes money increases!! One step closer to bettering our industry!!
EDIT: Watch horse in purple.
Nice positive, strong jumpout for another of our Little Wonders!! Filly out of a Pentire mare. Exciting times ahead with her by the looks!!
Jump Outs | Heat 1 | 11/6/21 Heat 1 800m 1 Belardo / Sassy Trick - A Sharrock2 Sweynesse / City Centre - D Harris3 Little Wonder / Haere Ra - T Egan 3/4L, 1 1/2L Last 600 39.4
Exciting!! First start for another Little Wonder filly tomorrow at Counties!! Meet ‘This Little Light’ out of the late ‘Racey Lady’! Has had two trials to prepare, and ran second in the recent one.
Good luck to her owner Ms Frances Crimmins!!
Also, good luck to her other horse also running- Son of Sasanof out of Angels Honour!
See race info below.
Nice filly by Little Wonder out learning a new lease of life after unfortunately being let go too early for racing. She’s already excelling at her new life, learning to jump, and working nicely in a frame. Videos and photos over on Eventstars.
She was snapped up mighty quick too might I add.
There's A LOT to like about this mare - in fact I'm surprised people haven't clicked onto her already - never mind, I'll harp on and someone will get the idea - I don't wax lyrical about them all, but then not many come off the track as LOVELY and kind and trainable as Texas!
4yo mare by Little Wonder, approx 15.3hh (or a little taller). Despite racing 2 days earlier, she is already carrying herself in an uphill and consistent manner with good transitions and balance. If this is the raw product, have some foresight and imagine her let down in a few months and beyond!
I can't say a bad word about her - tries super hard, going to be easy to produce on the flat (even if the rider isn't so good!) and show plenty of jumping ability with good technique.
Tell me what more you want?!
Aww. Happy retirement Alfa Ofo. Relative to In Essence- our foundation mare.
READ: Six-time winner Alfa Oro has run his last race.
Our new Mascot- Marshall the Corgie. Isn’t he gorgeous!!
UNIQUE RACEHORSES - Laghat
Suffering from a disease called mycosis, Italian racehorse Laghat was completely blind in his right eye and 95% blind in his left
From 123 runs he won 26 times, winning £100,000 in prize money. His jockey said he had a 'sixth sense' which told him where to put his legs 🇮🇹
Race 2 at 1.02pm at Kumara TODAY!!
1150m. With Rohan Mudhoo to ride again. Another dead6 track!!
Run home safe Rocky!! ❤️❤️
Unfortunately not the run we hoped for yesterday with Rocky aka ‘Soviet Wonder’. Still showing fantastic ability on the better tracks.
Jockey Tanya Jonker rode him nicely but he had a bit too much gas in the tank for her to keep her balance.
Still an honest boy is Rocky. Another 4th placing which I’m still happy with. Wait for slightly faster tracks and we be humming!!
They are lining him up again tomorrow over hopefully the 1100 not the 1800. No way he will go that far. Over the 1100 with Rohan Mudhoo will see us pretty comfy I would think. Another dead6 track!! 🤞🏻 come on boy!! You got this!! ❤️❤️
Photo credit to a good friend. 🥰🥰
Video can be watched here. Horse number 3 in the pink. https://loveracing.nz/RaceInfo/49646/6/Race-Detail.aspx
Race 6 REEFTON CRANE & CONSTRUCTION at REEFTON JC on 7 JAN 2021 | LOVERACING.NZ Results for REEFTON CRANE & CONSTRUCTION on 7 JAN 2021
Don’t forget- RACING TODAY is Soviet Wonder at 5.21pm!!
Also, another good chance is Parawanui Lad in race 3 at 3.40pm. Happy punting!! 😉😉
Soviet Wonder racing again Thursday at Reefton!!
Tanya Jonker to ride.
Place bet for sure! But go an each way for the risk!! 😉😉
Go my boy, Go! Bring home the win! For me, for your dad- Little Wonder!! ❤️❤️
SOVIET WONDER running tomorrow at Greymouth. Race 3 at 3.31pm. #2. Rohan Mudhoo takes the ride.
Good luck Rocky!!
My wee Nipsy!! ❤️❤️
More exciting times ahead for us!! Our second home bred baby has fled the nest!
Off to the track for a prep.
3yo filly by Little Wonder out of Haere Ra.
Broken in pre lockdown and turned out the day before lockdown. She has been roaming the hills of the dairy farm, growing and filling out naturally. The hills are great for them building natural fitness and muscle.
Within the first 3 hours of being at the track, we’d had an update of how well she behaved for farrier. Then within 16 hours, we’d had the second update to let us know how she went through the night and her first morning working. “Your girl was an absolute angel this morning” was the feedback. We couldn’t be more happy with the stock we are producing from our own backyard. Especially with feedback like this!
Watch this space for this exciting young filly! She will run!! Message us for any interest.
SOVIET WONDER is racing tomorrow!! 1.07pm. Race 4 at Riccarton Park. Horse number 7! Top jockey of Craig Grylls is his pilot this trip!!
Good luck Rocky! Run home safe and well our boy!!
Another honest run yesterday by SOVIET WONDER. Got checked a couple times and another new rider who didn’t know him. His win can’t be far away. Here’s his replay.
Race 5 SINCLAIR TRANSPORT & NIGHTCAPS CONTRACTING MDN 1200 at WINTON JC on 26 OCT 2020 | LOVERACING.NZ Results for SINCLAIR TRANSPORT & NIGHTCAPS CONTRACTING MDN 1200 on 26 OCT 2020
Soviet Wonder is back in action after a short spell.
Race 5, tomorrow at Invercargill. 3.17pm. Drawn barrier 1. Horse number 2. Racha Cuneen to ride.
Currently a Dead4 but showers predicted so could change. First dryer track he’s run on!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻
Our season is going pretty steady! No foals on the ground as yet. But serving is going positively!! Having a few more mare requests from people who are using our mating match services which we subscribed to! That’s awesome news!!
We are starting to get more and more requests for breakers also! Won’t be long before we will be booked out fully! Take a look at this gorgeous guy. In to be broken in as a pleasure horse for a client! Picturesque for sure! ❤️❤️ As you can see, he’s no wee lad!!
Happy birthday to our first born- SOVIET WONDER!! Officially 4 today!! ❤️❤️
The first mare to our resident sire, first positive scan, first foal born, and on the right track to bring the first winner by Little Wonder also!!
Not to mention my first gamble at breeding- a great gamble at that I might add. Still learning the crosses- but pedigree gurus tell me a colt on this cross is perfect- and that’s what I had, unfortunately now gelded. Also, my first complete breaker from woah to go!!
Love you to bits our boy!! ❤️❤️ Happy birthday!!
Soviet Wonder, 4yo by our resident sire Little Wonder runs second today!! Huge future ahead for this young lad.
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