|Name:||Lake Takapuna (IRE)|
|Pedigree:||Shantou (USA) - Close to Shore (IRE)|
|Owner:||Neil and Sally Ewart|
Lake Takapuna is an exciting new arrival in the yard who has had two Chase and two Hurdles wins. Formerly trained in Ireland by Dermot Weld, he was purchased for us by Bobby O'Ryan at the Goffs Horses in Training September sales. He has schooled extremely well and we much look forward to preparing him for the coming season.
Shantou was a top-class performer at 12-14 furlongs and won the St. Leger and the Princess of Wales Stakes when trained by John Gosden. He has proved a very successful sire of National Hunt horses including Shantou Flyer, Beware the Bear and The Storyteller. The Dam Close to Shore has produced four foals including Lake Takapuna and they have won a total of 13 races.