Jaccka Lodge – Charlie and Ailsa Smaill



Farm location:

Riversdale – Northern Southland
Farm size:

80 hectares
How did you get started in breeding?

Craig Legat gave us Classic Artist which left Popsicle.

Editor’s note: Popsicle won ten races from fifty seven starts when trained by Hori Lee. He went on to win races in America where he gained a mile time of 1-53.2.
Name your first broodmare
Classic Artist
Is your priority to breed your horse for racing or selling at the sales?

What do you consider was the best horse you’ve raced?

Jaccka Justy (winner of the 2014 Dominion Handicap) and Jaccka Jack.
Best performed colt sold:

Jaccka Clive
Editor’s note: Jaccka Clive won one race from just three starts in New Zealand. He was exported to Australia in January 2008 . His record is 111-31-12-18 $489,493. He is a true grand circuit performer.
Favourite all time stallion:

Holmes Hanover
What new season sires are you most excited about and why?

Changeover. His stock look good and they can run.
How important do you feel it is to breed to a stallion that will possibily leave a two year old?

Important but not high on our list.
How important do you feel research is in choosing a stallion for your mare:

Very important
Do you prefer to see the stallion choices in the flesh?

As a professional breeder, how often do you buy outside mares to broaden your breeding stock?

What feeding plan do you follow when rearing your foals?

If you are breeding primarily pacers, would you ever consider breeding trotters?

We were breeding primarily pacers and then trotters – very pleased with results so far.
What do you most enjoy about breeding horses?

What do you consider to be the most challenging aspect about breeding horses today?


Breeding Stock:

Alexandra Jaccka
(Holmes Hanover-Take Me Home) unraced mare
Best progeny: Jaccka Alex (Union Guy) 25-7-4-1 $33,396

Janine Jaccka (Sundon – Spiritual Powers) unraced mare
Best progeny: Jaccka Jack (Continentalman) 70-12-12-5 $124,901, Jaccka Justy (Continentalman) 49-13-2-3 $224,718 (including Group One Dominion Handicap), Jess Jaccka 38-5-8-3 $35,835 and Jocy Jaccka 11-3-1-1 $14,399.

Tawnie Jaccka (Falcon Seelster – True Jaccka) 2 win mare
Tawnie Jaccka has a filly and colt by Lis Mara.

Expresso Jaccka (Badlands Hanover – Empresso) 4 win mare
Best progeny: Express Jaccka 10-1-0-0 $3,454

Letsgo Jaccka (Live Or Die – Lady Jaccka) 3 win mare
Best progeny: Jaccka Len 17-1-7-2 $15,364.

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