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Wanganui meeting transferred to Waverley & Vale Nadeem
NZ Racing Desk | May 02, 2022

Wanganui meeting transferred to Waverley

The Wanganui meeting scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Waverley racecourse due to an issue with the Wanganui track. 

The meeting will remain a Wanganui licence with fields, barrier draws and times unchanged. 

By necessity the 2040m race will become 2200m, the 1340m races will now be 1400m and the 1600m races will now be 1650m. 

The 1650m races are restricted to 12 starters. NZTR will look at what options are available in terms of the 9 June meeting, currently scheduled for Waverley.

Vale Nadeem

Little Avondale Stud’s Group One-winning sire Nadeem has passed away.

Bred by John Foote, Nadeem was bought for A$700,000 as a yearling in Australia by Angus Gold for Sheik Hamdan and Shadwell. 

Trained by David Hayes, the colt was a brilliant winner of the 2006 Gr.1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) on his way to being crowned Champion two-year-old colt of his year. 

“It is with a heavy heart that Little Avondale announce the passing of Nadeem,” Little Avondale Stud said in a statement. 

“The Group One-winning son of Redoute’s Choice had not been in great health lately and the decision was taken this week to humanly euthanise the 18-year-old.”

Nadeem had spent a decade at the Wairarapa stud farm after initially standing at Darley Australia for five seasons.

He was the sire of international Group One winner Sterling City and 18 other stakes winners at a strike rate of nearly 6 percent stakes winners to runners.

Little Avondale Stud Angus Gold Sheik Hamdan John Foote David Hayes Redoute’s Choice Sterling City Darley Australia