There's a buzz of excitement at St Fort, with the foaling season well and truly hitting its straps.
To quote former great Aussie cricketer and part-time commentator, Bill Lawry..."It's all happening!"
Over the past fortnight, there have been some magnificent foals born, sired by stallions including Flightpath, Genuwine, Bacardi Lindy and Auckland Reactor.
Two of the most recent foals, both by Auckland Reactor, are a chestnut colt, out of Stunning Bird (pictured) owned by well-known South Australian Joe Carbone, and a colt out of More Glory, owned by Tony.
They're terrific-looking youngsters reflecting well on Auckland Reactor's growing status as a sire.
Auckland Reactor was a sensation on the track, winning his first 17 starts in a row and was the quickest New Zealand horse ever to get to $1 million in earnings. He finished up with 32 wins from 53 starts.
"Auckland Reactor has a potential champion in Chase Auckland, from what I have seen in New Zealand racing," Tony said.
"He is a three-year-old who looks all-class and emulated his father when he won his fourth race in a row recently at Addington."
Auckland Reactor also won his first four starts before going on to win the Sires Stakes Final at his fifth start back in 2007. The Alabar Racing Syndicate, who own Chase Auckland, will be hoping history repeats itself in just over a fortnight when their speedster has his fifth start in this year's running of the Sires Stakes Final.