The Waikato Racing Club is delighted to announce a three-year partnership with thoroughbred stud Valachi Downs. Synonymous for producing quality racing stock and standing high class stallions, the Matamata based operation will be associated with one of the Waikato Racing Club’s flagship races, the Foxbridge Plate.

Named after one of New Zealand thoroughbred racing’s foundation sires, the Foxbridge Plate will now be known as the US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate.

The freshman sire who will stand for a fee of $20,000, U S Navy Flag is an exciting stallion prospect. Being by War Front, US Navy Flag offers breeders a considerable speed influence that will be attractive to New Zealand breeders.

We, at Valachi Downs, are excited about partnering with the Waikato Racing Club with the U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate. On the track, U S Navy Flag was outstanding. He was the first colt in history to win the Newmarket Triple Crown, was crowned Champion 2YO in Europe, Champion 2YO in Great Britain and Ireland, and Champion 3YO Sprinter in Europe, Great Britain and Ireland.

After a stellar first year at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, US Navy Flag looks set to establish himself as a leading sire in New Zealand.

Since the inaugural battle between Beaumaris & Mainbrace, some of New Zealand’s best gallopers have gone head to head in the Foxbridge Plate ensuring that it captures the attention of media and public alike.
The team at Valachi Downs are a welcome addition to the sponsorship portfolio of the Waikato Racing Club, and we look forward to this partnership becoming a long-standing one.

The US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate is the first Group race in the North Island and a new initiative for 2019 sees the Winner and Runner Up in the 2019 U S Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate being provided ballot free exemptions in to the 2019 Tarzino Trophy (Grp 1) at Hastings two weeks later.

War Front (USA) x Misty for Me (Ire)
2019 Service Fee $20,000
View his pedigree here:
For Nominations contact Gareth Downey 027 205 6687 or Jonathan Scully 027 531 4949

The Race
Group 2 $100,000 US Navy Flag Foxbridge Plate Saturday 17th August 2019 at Te Rapa Racecourse.

Link: US NAVY FLAG - Standing at Valachi Downs