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Charlie and Ailsa Smaill have spent most of their adult life involved in harness racing.
Both have been involved in administration of the industry with Ailsa being on the board of HRNZ for twelve years and Charlie serving as a director of Nevele R since 2009. In fact an amazing 537 horses have their registered name Jaccka as a prefix (colts and geldings) or as a suffix (fillies and mares) - 285 boys ranging from Jaccka Adobe to Jaccka Wizard and 252 girls from Alexandra Jaccka to Worthy Jaccka.
Charlies (Charlie Smaill) place came up and we decided to have a go. We ended up doing a hand shake deal over the phone!!!
I thought that would be more interesting than sheep because Id had a gutsful of them. Id been talking to Max Bowden about doing the deal on stallions and he said make sure you get it signed up or theyll nail you to the floor.
In the early days Smaill also raced Popsicle (Surmo Hanover Classic Artist) which won ten races. We had a lot of fun with him and he was such a nice horse to have around.
At the time of writing hes had six individual two year old winners from his first crop. The boys that owned her decided to pull the pin and Hot Toddy was in foal to Pans so Sheree did the deal. These include young Christian Cullen mare Gracy Lady which is out of Spring Thaw.
Were getting some good reports on them down here too. Weve found that theyre quite intelligent horses, good gaited and athletic. John Stivens got a nice filly that Mark Smolenski broke in and he thinks the world of it. Well find out how good it is somewhere down the track. I actually drove Hot Toddy one day when I was up at Ken Barrons. She has only one foal on the ground - an American Ideal colt called Hindu Pocket which is owned locally by the Thomson Brothers of Branxholme.
She was by Gaines Minbar out of Keyanau who was by Key Club out of Lucky Surprise.
Lucky Surprise left a handful of good mares Orange Queen (Bachelor Hanover) who was the second dam of Lord Hillas, Queens Advocate, Carefree Princess and Noble Fella.