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Barragunda Goldman
Worth his weight in gold!

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Goldman's story
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How Goldman and even his mother came to be is a story just in itself. It includes a series of mates helping mates that began when a young James Keyte, not long out of school, started working for Bruce McNaughton at Glenrock Station.

Photo by Mel Atfield. Barragunda Acres Two Step & James Keyte, Timor 2017.

James purchased a talented chestnut mare from Bruce & Julie by Poco Peppy Doc bred by the highly regarded Copperwood Ranch. Her name was Smokin Poppies and she was campaigned as ‘Tip Toes’ . She and James were a formidable team, hauled along with the McNaughtons, winning many campdrafts throughout the Hunter area.

When the time came to retire ‘Tip Toes’, James was breaking in horses for Richard Bull at Tamarang, so deciding who to breed her to was easy, it could only be the immortal Acres Destiny. The resultant foal was a lovely black filly, that would later be known as ‘Barragunda Acres Two Step’.  James thanked his lucky stars!

The next lucky break in this story involves James’s best mate Simon Deery, who acquired a stallion service to the legendary Hazelwood Conman. Simon was looking for a quality mare that would be worth breeding to a stallion of this caliber.  At the time James was steadily training Two Step who was showing lots of talent.  He felt she’d be the ideal mare for the job, before she began her campdraft career.  Deery accepted the offer and a partnership was formed. Two Step was joined to Hazelwood Conman in 2013 and Barragunda Goldman was born.

Photo by Liz Speed Photography. Barragunda Goldman & James Keyte, 2018 NCHA Snafflebit Futurity.

As a young breaker James knew Goldman was exceptional.  He said, ‘We weren’t looking to have a stallion, but we knew we had a special horse right from the start’.

Once broken in he had a stint with cutting trainer Phil Gray, so James decided to have a go at cutting, the NCHA Snafflebit Futurity no less.  James & Goldman cut for the very first time, impressing everyone with his cool mind, willingness and athleticism.

Due to other commitments the partnership ended and Deery was given lifetime breeding rights for his mares.

The following year as a 4 yo, Goldman began his challenge career with Warwick Lawrence. With only a few weeks preparation Warwick and Goldman went to the ASH Nationals. The demands of this multi discipline event came natural to Goldman under the expert hands of Warwick. He found it easy to chase cattle, had the athletic ability to compete strongly in the Time Trial and displayed a trainable demeaner in the Hack & Working phase. Oh and he was happy to strut his stuff in the Led class. The duo successfully placing 9th overall in a strong field of over 70 horses in the National Maturity event and were awarded Champion Open Working Stallion 4 yo.

Photo by Hueys Photography. Barragunda Goldman & James Keyte, Cubbaroo 2020.

From that point James took the reins again and has since enjoyed a lot of success campdrafting Goldman.  With only a limited amount of starts, Goldman is proving to be a stallion with a big performance career in front of him. His first run at Walcha in 2018 saw him run an 88 and final in the Maiden Campdraft.

His second event that year at Rouchel saw him win the Maiden draft and become a Novice horse. This was well before they had intended as James was very mindful of the stallion’s potential and was looking to only lightly draft him to ensure a solid foundation for the future.

Due to drought and then Covid, Goldman hasn’t been out to many events. However a pop up draft in March 2020 at Cubbaroo had James keen to give him another run. It certainly paid off with Barragunda Goldman making the Novice Final and placing 3rd overall.

Goldman’s first foal crop have now been handled and are showing their sire’s sensible nature and athletic type.  With proven performance top and bottom plus a heart of gold, James and Blair are confident that his progeny will be great horses.

Achievements
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2020

  • Cubbaroo Campdraft, Novice – 3rd

2018 - 2019

2019

  • Rouchel Bushmans Campdraft, Maiden Winner

2018

  • ASHS National Maturity Challenge – Top Ten
  • ASHS National Show 4 yo Working Stallion Champion

One of the family!

Barragunda Goldman has a beautiful temperament, he’s such a pet and is so much part of the family.

James and Blair’s son Jacob just loves going for a ride on him.

Beautiful type!

Photos by Ken Anderson Equine Photography.

Progeny
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2019 filly

  • Filly from first foal crop in 2019
  • Owned by the Deery family
  • Dam: (Pink Panther x Peptos Stylish Oak mare)

2019 colt

  • Foaling year: 2019
  • Dam: Barragunda Destene (Acres x Acrobat/Cadet)

2020 filly

  • Foaling date: August 18, 2020
  • Owned by James & Blair Keyte
  • Dam: Barragunda Monique ((Millionic Chic x Fashion))
Pedigree
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Sire: Hazelwood Conman

Hazelwood Conman has reached legendary status and is a truly great sire.  He has: a great pedigree, a successful performance record of his own and proven progeny.

Dam: Barragunda Acres Two Step

  • Open campdraft mare.
  • Owned by James Keyte

Not only is Barragunda Acres Two Step a head turner with her sleek black coat and well muscled physique. She has speed and grit which has seen her become a strong Open mare within a relatively short time. ‘She really dominates a beast around the course’ James said.

Career highlights include:

  • 2020: Accepted to compete at the Sydney Royal World Championship Campdraft (cancelled due to covid)
  • AQHA certificate of Merit
  • 2018: ABCRA Hunter Zone Novice Horse Runner Up
  • 2017: ABCRA Hunter Zone Novice Horse Runner Up

Results include:

2020

  • Barraba Restricted Open – = 2nd (91)

2019

  • Landmark Classic Open Finalist
  • Gundy Campdraft: Novice Draft -1st & Novice & Open Cut out – 1st
  • Rouchel Bushmans Carnival Open – 2nd
  • Timor Open Campdraft – 1st

2018

  • Landmark Classic Open Finalist
  • AQHA Nationals Campdraft, Open – 3rd

2017

  • Nundle Novice Campdraft – 1st
  • Timor Campdraft: Open – 3rd & Novice – 4th

2015

  • Merriwa Campdraft, Maiden A – 4th
  • Bunnan Campdraft, Maiden – 2nd after Run off
Studbook
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ASHS # C 2 – 243684 
AQHA # A1 – 12118
Foaling date: 19/9/2014
Colour: Chestnut
Height: 15hh
Breeder: James Keyte
Current Owner: James Keyte

VIEW FULL INTERACTIVE PEDIGREE CHART >>

Sire: HAZELWOOD CONMAN – IS HSH DOGWOOD COMET ELLIOTTS CREEK CADET
DOGWOOD MADAM
HAZELWOOD ROMANCE WARRENBRI ROMEO
CARDONIS BREEZE
Dam: BARRAGUNDA ACRES TWO STEP ACRES DESTINY BOB ACRES DOC
SAN JOSE HICKORY
SMOKIN POPPIES POCO PEPPY DOC
FORTYNINER PAL
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2020

Artwork by Peek Graphics.
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Barragunda Goldman

2020 Cubbarroo Novice – 3rd

Novice Final _ Barragunda Goldman

The weekend at Cubbaroo Campdraft has started out well with BARRAGUNDA GOLDMAN placing 3rd in the Novice in a field of over 200 competitors 🙌Congratulations to Lockie for taking out the win with a great run in the final and to fellow Hunter Valley competitor Scotty Brooker for placing 2nd and all other place getters for a great effort👍

Posted by Barragunda Performance Horses on Saturday, 1 August 2020


Pedigree

Dam: Barragunda Acres Two Step

2020 Barraba Restricted Open – =2nd (91)

 

Contact

James Keyte
Barragunda Performance Horses
Naracoorte
Hunter Road
Moonan Flat  NSW  2337

Mob: 0428 420 575
Email: keytej@y7mail.com





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