Fortuna 3yo MOHAWK BRAVE wins on debut at Te Aroha 28th October

MOHAWK BRAVE, a three year old Gelding by Extreme Choicemade an excellent start to his racing career when winning the 1000m Maiden event at Te Aroha today. Ridden by Te Akau apprentice Parmar Singh, he had drawn wide but was slow away from the barriers.  Parmar, who had ridden his first New Zealand race day winner at his previous ride at Te Rapa on Saturday, stayed patient, positioned the horse into a nice spot close to the rail, spied a gap between runners on turning, took the gap and allowed Mohawk Brave to run home strongly, getting up to one on the line by a head.

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Fortuna director John Galvin, watching the race from his Hamilton home, as did all of his large ownership group due to the Te Aroha meeting being a “Crowds free” occasion, had this to say after the race  “that was a really strong  performance by Mohawk and also an intelligent ride by Parmar who rode him very well – the horse has been very good in his two recent trials performances, he has a powerful turn of foot and he seems to be a horse with a nice future. Kudos to our Singapore Trainer, Mark Walker, who picked this horse out for me from an Inglis Digital Sale”

MOHAWK BRAVE – wins on debut – Te Aroha 28th October 2021

Mohawk Brave’s win was the first training win for the season of a Fortune horse by trainer Jamie Richards and he was also very pleased with the outcome “lovely effort, really nice horse and a super ride by Parmar who only on Saturday at Te Rapa had his first New Zealand win – I am pleased for John Galvin and his Fortuna Team, they are great supporters of our stable – well done to John  for securing this horse at an Inglis Digital Sale – I think he has a nice future – he does have a couple of issues which require careful management, but if we can be on top of those then he can certainly win a lot more

MOHAWK BRAVE, a son of current “boom” Australian Stallion, Extreme Choice out of the US bred mare, Ben’s Duchess was purchased by John Galvin from the Inglis Digital sale in January 2021 for A$65,000 .  He had previously been trained by the Snowden‘s in Sydney and had two trials for his high-profile ownership group but they decided to move him on because he did not fit their profile of a Stallion prospect – he had originally been picked out of the sale by Fortuna’s Singapore trainer, Mark Walker, and destined to go to Singapore, however issues around transport and groom’s quarantine at that particular time, meant no Singapore flights could be guaranteed and so the decision was made to bring him to New Zealand instead

MOHAWK BRAVE  is raced by the Fortuna Mohawk Brave Syndicate, an ownership group of  42 individuals was a geographical spread of New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia