A Victorian bred and owned stallion who has called Tasmania home for the past six years has returned home.

Jayemzed (Lion Cavern- Te Akau) will stand at Betty Connell’s Darnik Park property near Maldon.

Owned by the Zito family, Jayemzed had a promising racing career while trained at Mornington by Barry Howe. He recorded five wins and a black type placing but unfortunately was struck down by injury.

“He has been a pampered houseguest of David and Trish Cochrane standing at Bowthorpe Stud  at Longford, Tasmania where he has covered a only handful of mares each year,” Ralph Zito said.

From his first six horses to race so far there have 3 winners from 7 starters with  many placings.   This includes the Shane Fliedner trained Bee Jay Zed and the Mick Kent trained Leodoro who are both multiple winners in Victoria.

3yo filly Princess Celestia, also trained by Mick Kent made an encouraging debut recently with a fast finishing fourth at Pakenham.

“Due to his success to date, and as a result of interest shown particularly by some owner/breeders in regional Victoria, it has been decided to return him to his home state for the broader opportunities which may arise,” Ralph said.

“In addition to his winning strike rate, another notable factor so far is his capacity to transmit his own appearance, correct confirmation, long athletic stride and docile temperament to his progeny including his two Victorian winners pictured as weanlings with their respective dams Winner’s Choice and White Gold.

Jayemzed's winners Bee Jay Zed and Leodoro as weanlings

Jayemzed’s winners Bee Jay Zed and Leodoro as weanlings

“He has settled in well to his new home under the care of experienced horsewoman and successful local owner Betty Connell at her Darnik Park property nearby to historic Maldon.”

Jayemzed will be standing in the 2016 season at $3300 ( incl gst).

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