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12 Stellar freshman lineup INTERNATIONAL champion So You Think (NZ) heads a stellar cast of 14 first crop sires with yearlings at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Sale in Sydney from April 7-9.

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22 Easter Heroes Inglis Australian Easter Sale has produced many great horses over the years. They have recorded victories in virtually all the important races in Australia and have also made an impact in New Zealand, Asia and more recently Europe.

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WELCOME TO EASTER 2015 GLOBAL racing has regular peaks and troughs and what a stimulating and unforgettable period the years 2010–2011 were around the world. Black Caviar and Frankel stretched their unbeaten race records with 12 Gr.1 wins between them in this period, and in Australia we saw what was arguably the finest collection of multiple Gr.1 winners since the Octagonal and Saintly era in the mid90s and the Kingston Town, Manikato days of the early 80s. At the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale we will see one of the most exciting groupings of first season sires in many a year. You only have to think back to their race records, particularly in that two-year window to know this group will dominate the sires’ tables both here and overseas for many decades to come. In that 24 months So You Think (32 catalogued) won seven of his 10 Gr.1 trophies. Sepoy (18) dominated the two year-old ranks with rare wins in the Blue Diamond Stakes and the world’s richest race for two yearolds, the Golden Slipper. His stable mate, the enigmatic Helmet (five), dominated the rest of the Sydney Two

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Year-Old Triple Crown with success in the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and the ATC Champagne Stakes, and Toorak Toff (two) thrilled racegoers in Sydney and Melbourne winning the Golden Rose and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. Smart Missile (25) was one of the fastest two year-olds of his year and unlucky not to get the chance to prove it in the Golden Slipper. Foxwedge (33), himself a $925,000 Easter graduate, competed against the best at two and three before going on to achieve his Gr.1 success at four. Just imagine how the offspring of these stars are going to excite another generation of the racing public in years to come. Then there are the international champions who excited the northern hemisphere during those two years and who are having their first southern yearlings sold this Easter. Combined, these overseas newbies are the winners of 21 Gr.1 races in the northern hemisphere. Dream Ahead (eight catalogued) was victorious in the prestigious July Cup at Newmarket and in the Haydock Sprint Cup, but is probably best remembered for his dynamic victory

over champion mare Goldikova in the Prix De La Foret in France. Cape Blanco (two) won five Gr.1, Pour Moi (one) is an English Derby winner and Gio Ponti (four) won three Gr.1 in 2010-2011 to go with the two he’d notched up in previous years. What an era, and what a thrill it will be to see the first foals of these stallions gracing the Newmarket sales ring in Sydney from April 7-9. We can’t forget the tried and true. Redoute’s Choice, a champion sire who still dominates the sales ring and is father of the “world’s best sprinter” Lankan Rupee, will have 35 sons and daughters up for auction. His phenomenal sire-son Snitzel has 47 representatives, while the stallion everyone wants a piece of, Fastnet Rock, will have 57 choice offerings. Other stallions with big numbers include Sebring (33) and More Than Ready (30), while there will be 28 of the final Northern Meteor yearlings, not forgetting Exceed and Excel (20), Street Cry (20), Commands (18) High Chaparral and Stratum (15 each), and Lonhro with 13 to be sold. Some say the most important part of the breeding equation is the quality


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of the mare, the mothers of the next generation. Inglis Easter 2015 has a stellar line up of blue-hen producers whose yearlings will undoubtedly inherit some of their ability or be even better. The Gr.1-winning mares represented include Golden Slipper, VRC Oaks and Australian Guineas winner Miss Finland, champion NZ mare Princess Coup, Doncaster winner Private Steer, dual Gr.1-winning juvenile and VRC Oaks winner Samantha Miss and the first foal of a match between champion three year-old stable mates So You Think and dual Gr.1 winner Faint Perfume. Other Gr.1 mares with Easter yearlings include Alinghi, Alverta, Sun Classique, Anabandana, Miss Match and National Colour. Mares who have already done the job with Gr.1-winning progeny are also well represented. These include yearlings from the dams of 2014 ATC Champagne Stakes winner Peggy Jean (Denman filly) South African Gr.1 winner Alboran Sea (Toorak Toff colt) Steps in Time (High Chaparral colt) Hampton Court (Snitzel colt) and Dundeel (Pour Moi colt). Graduates of Inglis Easter 2015 have a lot to live up to. Each week we are inundated with news of Australian bred and sold racetrack successes around the world. In the latest World’s Best Racehorse rankings, 34 Australian bred horses were rated 115 or higher. Inglis managing director Mark Webster proudly points out this is more than double the number of any other country in the southern hemisphere. Our international Gr.1 successes came in Hong Kong, Dubai, New Zealand and South Africa in the past year. Hence in 2015 there will be unprecedented international interest in the Easter catalogue with enhanced American participation in the top end of the buying bench, and further interest

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The Inglis Easter Yearling sale at historic Newmarket will see unprecedented international interest with enhanced American participation, and further interest in Australia’s prime bloodstock from Qatar, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and South Africa.

in Australia’s prime bloodstock from Qatar, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and South Africa. As well as results, it’s not hard to see why these visitors are so keen to come to the Inglis sales complex, historic Newmarket at Randwick. Australian breeders have combined state of the art facilities and techniques in yearling preparation, with the added advantage of our country’s fantastic climate and plenty of sunshine and space, allowing these horses to grow naturally into the athletes they will become. The hospitality provided by Inglis and individual vendors is second to none with most studs providing great food, wine and great company throughout the sale and its lead-up. The beauty of Newmarket is that anyone can just walk in and have the exciting and theatrical world of a yearling sale opened up to them. Familiar faces to non-sales’ regulars will include leading trainers’ Gai Waterhouse, Chris Waller, Peter Moody, Mick Price and the young brigade James Cummings, Bjorn Baker, Sam Kavanagh and Jason Warren, all eager to find the right horses and the right owners to join their stables. Coverage this year will be on Sky Racing, with yours truly and Andrew Bensley combining to bring those who can’t get to Newmarket the excitement and drama of the top sellers. There will be interviews with local and international trainers, owners, syndicators and bloodstock agents and the enthusiastic vendors hoping they’ve sold a champion. Whether you can be at Newmarket or are watching on TV or online, the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling sale 2015 is not to be missed. To see those champions of the future in one complex in the heart of Australia’s biggest metropolis, under the hammer for three exciting days in early April, what could be better than that?


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2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE

INTERNATIONAL champion So You Think (NZ) heads a stellar cast of 14 first crop sires with yearlings at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Sale in Sydney from April 7-9. The son of High Chaparral (IRE) served a wonderful first book at Coolmore in 2012 and the dual Cox Plate-Gr.1 winner has 32 yearlings catalogued. His fellow first croppers are five-time Gr.1 winner Cape Blanco (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)-Laurel Delight by Presidium), an Irish Derby winner who shuttles to Cambridge Stud and has two catalogued; European Champion Sprinter and five-time Gr.1 winner Dream Ahead (USA), (Diktat-Land of Dreams by Cadeaux Genereux) who shuttles to Emirates Park, NSW and has eight yearlings; William Reid StakesGr.1 winner Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock-Forest Native (USA) by Forest Wildcat)) who stands at Newgate Farm and has 33 yearlings catalogued; Champion US Older Male and seven-times Gr.1 winner Goi Ponti (USA) (Tale of the Cat (USA)-Chipeta Springs by Alydar), who shuttled to Arrowfield and has four yearlings; and triple Gr.1 winner Helmet (Exceed and Excel-Accessories by Singspiel (IRE)), who stands at Darley in Victoria and has five yearlings. Also NZ Horse of the Year and five-time Gr.1 winner Jimmy Choux (NZ), who stands at Rich Hill Stud, NZ and has one yearling; Breeders’ Cup Turf Juvenile-Gr.2 winner Pluck (USA) (More Than Ready (USA)-Secret Heart by Fort Wood), who stands at Vinery and has one yearling; the Ascot Queen Elizabeth II Stakes-Gr.1 winner Poet’s Voice (USA) (Dubawai (IRE)-Bright Tiara by Chief’s Crown (USA)), who stands at Darley, NSW and has three yearlings; and the English Derby-Gr.1 winner Pour Moi (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)-Gwynn by Darshaan), who shuttled to Windsor Park Stud, NZ and has one yearling (a half-brother to Dundeel). As well as the Golden Slipper hero and fourtime Gr.1 winner Sepoy (Elusive Quality (USA)Watchful by Danehill (USA)), who stands at Darley, NSW and has 18 yearlings; the Todman SlipperGr.2 winner and Golden Rose-Gr.1 runner-up Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock-Comical Smile (USA) by Comic Strip) who stands at Arrowfield and has 25 yearlings; dual Gr.1 winner Toorak Toff (Show a Heart-Orong by Grand Lodge (USA)), who stands at Rosemont in Victoria and has two yearlings; and dual Gr.1 winner, US Champion Two Year-Old Colt and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1 winner Uncle Mo (USA) (Indian Charlie-Playa Maya by Arch), who shuttles to Coolmore and has one yearling catalogued. So You Think (ex Triassic by Tights (USA)) won 14 races from 1400m-2400m and more than $10.7m including the Cox Plate (twice), Mackinnon Stakes, Underwood Stakes and Yalumba Stakes at Gr.1 level when trained by Bart Cummings in Australia and then the Tattersalls Gold Cup (twice), Irish Champion Stakes, Prince of Wales’s Stakes and Eclipse Stakes, all Gr.1, when campaigning for Aidan O’Brien in England and Ireland. He is by recently deceased English Derby-Gr.1 winner High Chaparral (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells-Kasora by Darshaan) whose 61 stakes winners also include Australasian champion Dundeel (now at Arrowfield), Shoot Out and Monaco Consul, while his dam, the Gr.2 winner Triassic is a daughter of the Nijinsky horse Tights (USA). While it’s hard to single out yearlings from such a spectacular draft, the colt (Lot 395), the second foal from Champion Three Year-Old Filly and dual Gr.1 winner Faint Perfume (Shamardal (USA));

the colt (Lot 119) from wonderful broodmare Professionelle (Centaine), dam of stakes winners Sportsman, Prisoner of Love, Hoystar and King of Prussia; the filly (Lot 172) from dual Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 runner-up Shania Dane (Danehill (USA)) and the colt (Lot 345) from Listed winner Crevette (Danehill)), dam already of Gr.1 winner Cosmic Endeavour, are sure to generate huge interest. With the most yearlings catalogued, Newgate Farm’s brilliant sprinter and reverse shuttler Foxwedge has been given every chance to succeed by Henry Field and his team. He won five races from 1100-1200m and his stakes placed dam is by a son of breed shaper Storm Cat. Again it’s hard to single out youngsters from his draft, but those looking for a speed machine could well be inspecting Lot 142 as this bay colt is from the Gr.1 winner Rostova (Testa Rossa); then there’s the filly from Gr.3 winner Procrastinate (Jade Hunter (USA)), dam of the South African champ Laisserfaire (Danehill), her stakeswinning brother and sire Foreplay and their stakeswinning threequarter siblings A Time For Julia and Time Thief (both by Redoute’s Choice); or there is the filly (Lot 360) from Gr.2 winner De Lago Mist (Encosta de Lago), dam already of stakes winner Instinction (Exceed and Excel). Arrowfield has also supported its young star Smart Missile, a Gr.2-winning juvenile and Gr.1 placed at three. He won three races from 1000m-1200m including the Breeders’ Plate-LR, a sure sign of precocity. This fellow’s US-bred dam is by a son of Red Ransom (so more speed there) and has also produced stakes winners Kiss From a Rose (Encosta de Lago) and Surge Ahead (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) and she’s a half-sister to Gr.1 winner and ill-fated young sire Northern Meteor (Encosta de Lago) whose final crop yearlings will be offered at Easter (28 catalogued). The filly (Lot 69) from My Amelia (Redoute’s Choice), whose first foal Lightning Striker is a recent two year-old winner, and whose dam is Gr.1 winner Carry on Cutie; the filly (Lot 226) from Newcastle Newmarket-Gr.3 winner Techniques (Palace Music (USA)), dam of Black Opal-LR winner You’re Canny; the colt (Lot 299 from Kewney Stakes-Gr.2 winner Ballet Society (Stravinsky (USA) and I Am Invincible’s halfbrother (Lot 523) from Cannarelle (Canny Lad) should all have plenty of fans.

CAPE BLANCO

Cambridge Stud, NZ

DREAM AHEAD

Emirates Park, NSW

FOXWEDGE

Newgate Farm, NSW

HELMET

Darley, Vic.

With their champion sire Fastnet Rock the most expensive sire at stud in Australia (on a reputed $200,000 fee), he has a massive draft of 57 at Easter, buyers with more modest budgets could do well to consider youngsters by first crop sons Foxwedge and Smart Missile. Those getting in on the “ground floor” and buying these yearlings could snap up a real bargain. Triple Gr.1 winner Helmet represents another branch of the Danehill line via another sire champion in Exceed and Excel (Danehill-Patrona by Lomond), who stands at $110,00 at Darley, home also of his young son. Helmet, whose imported dam is from the Sadler’s Wells line and has also produced Gr.1 winner Epaulette (Commands) and Gr.3 winner and Gr.1 runner-up Bullbars (Elusive Quality), was a very good two year-old indeed winning the ATC Champagne Stakes-Gr.1 and ATC Sires’ Produce-Gr.1 and he trained on to win the Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1 at three. His yearlings at Easter include Lot 205, a chestnut colt from US bred Star on High (Fusaichi Pegasus),

JIMMY CHOUX

Rich Hill Stud, NZ

PLUCK

Vinery Stud, NSW

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POET’S VOICE Darley, NSW

POUR MOI

Windsor Park, NZ

SEPOY

Darley, NSW

SMART MISSILE Arrowfield, NSW

TOORAK TOFF

Rosemont Stud, Vic.

UNCLE MO

Coolmore, NSW

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who is inbred 5mx3f to Sadler’s Wells and 4mx4f to Danzig and whose dam is a half-sister to Danehill’s Champion European Three Year-Old Filly and four-time Gr.1 winner Peeping Fawn. This colt traces to wonderful broodmare Best in Show via her Kentucky Oaks-winning daughter Blush With Pride. Lot 269 is another Chestnut colt, this time from the Zeditave mare Alborada, dam already of stakes winner Exelorada (by Exceed and Excel) and tracing to another influential broodmare in Miss Holborn. The once dominant Star Kingdom male line has a new representative with yearlings in 2005 in the shape of the Rupert Clarke Stakes-Gr.1 and Golden Rose-Gr.1 winner Toorak Toff whose great-great grandsire is Bletchingly (by Biscay, by Star Kingdom) and whose second dam, the Gr.2 winner Blixen, is by Mighty Avalanche (by Kaoru Star, by Star Kingdom). A son of the Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1 winner Show a Heart, both of Toorak Toff’s Easter offering are from imported mares. Lot 16, a bay colt, is from Lady’s Light (USA) (Tolighttoquit), dam already of South African Gr.1 winner Alboran Sea; while Lot 40 is a chestnut filly from Meet My Sis (Prized), dam of five winners including Group winners Schilling and Estonian Princess. Golden Slipper winners have a record par excellence at stud and expectations are high that Sepoy will follow in the footsteps of recent winners like Sebring and Stratum and other successful sires such as Flying Spur, Danzero and back to Canny Lad, Star Watch, Marauding, Rory’s Jester, Marscay, Luskin Star, Baguette, Vain and the first winner Todman in 1957. Sepoy represents the Mr. Prospector male line, while his dam is by Danehill from a daughter of Marscay, so it’s little wonder he was blessed with brilliant speed at two, winning the Slipper and Blue Diamond-Gr.1 and then training on to collect the Coolmore (Ascot Vale) Stakes-Gr.1 and Manikato Stakes-Gr.1 among 10 wins in 14 starts. His Easter draft is a strong one and includes a colt (Lot 283) from Gr.1 winner and stakes producer Ancient Song (Canny Lad); a colt (329) from dual Gr.1 winner and stakes producer Champagne (NZ) (Zabeel); a filly (Lot 24), bred 3fx3m to Danehill, from Gr.3 winner Leone Chiara (Lion Hunter), dam already of dual Gr.1 winner and sire Star Witness and Gr.3 winner Nostradamus and a filly (Lot 262) from Gr.3 winner Absolutelyfabulous (Langfuhr (CAN)). The imported first crop sires also boast outstanding race records, Dream Ahead (USA) was rated Champion Sprinter in Europe and was also a

co-champion at two when he won the Middle Park Stakes-Gr.1. The Emirates Park shuttler won four additional Gr.1 events including the July Cup, Haydock Sprint Cup and Prix de la Foret (beating Goldikova) and his yearling draft includes a smashing colt (Lot 85), the first foal of Gr.1 winner Ofcourseican (Mossman). This colt’s second and third dams are by Golden Slipper winners Canny Lad and Marauding. The seven times Gr.1 winner Gio Ponti (USA) collected more than $6m in earnings and was Champion Older Male in the US in 2009 and Champion Turf Male in 2009 and 2010 with wins including the Manhattan Handicap-Gr.1 and Man o’War Stakes-Gr.1 (twice). Shuttling to Arrowfield for just one season this grandson of Storm Cat has a colt (Lot 306) from Belle Giselle (Redoute’s Choice) among his Easter offerings. Already dam of Gr.2 winner Messene, Belle Giselle is from the family of champion sire Zabeel and Golden Rose-Gr.1 winner Hallowed Crown. Darley shuttler Poet’s Voice (GB), who defeated Rip van Winkle when he won the Queen Elizabeth II StakesGr.1 (8f) at Royal Ascot, is a son of Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) and his filly (Lot 548) from Gerber (Palace Music) has wonderful residual value as she is a half-sister to stakes winner La Chasseuse and her second dam is noted producer Vionnet, a descendant of mighty broodmare Dark Jewel (Star Kingdom). Vinery’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf-Gr.2 winner Pluck (USA) has a filly (Lot 543) from Family Girl (Zeditave), the dam a half-sister to Champion HK Sprinter Absolute Champion. As mentioned earlier Pour Moi’s sole yearling (206) is a half-brother to NZ Horse of the Year Dundeel (10 wins and $5.39m) and this colt’s second dam Starring was a dual Gr.1 winner and Champion Three Year-Old Filly in NZ; Rich Hill Stud’s NZ Horse of the Year Jimmy Choux’s sole offering is a colt (Lot 177) from Sheila Cheval (Mi Preferido) and is a half-brother to another NZ Horse of the Year and Champion Sprinter in King Mufhasa (20 wins, 10 Gr.1 and $2.89m), while Coolmore shuttler Uncle Mo (USA), the Champion Two Year-Old in the US in 2010, has a brown colt (Lot 569) whose dam, Madison Park (Perugino) is a sister to dual Gr.1 winner Sudurka. The Irish Derby winner Cape Blanco (IRE), who shuttles to Cambridge Stud, has a filly (Lot 327) from stakes winner Causeway Queen (Giant’s Causeway) and a colt (Lot 572) from Margaux Belle (Kaapstad) whose dam is a half-sister to Gr.1 winner Veloce Bella.


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International buyers fall in love at Inglis Easter

THE Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale has a long history as the premium yearling sale in the southern hemisphere. In more modern times the sale has become highly regarded around the world as a source for some of the most successful stock internationally. The 2014 sale saw 10 different countries in addition to Australia represented on a buying bench consisting of more than 100 individual purchasers. They bought horses both for export and to race under their respective banners in Australia. Partly responsible for the rise in international influence in the Australian market is the fall in the Australian dollar compared to overseas currencies. Buyers from the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, South Africa, Singapore, Ireland, United Arab Emirates and more recently American interests are taking greater notice of the Australian market and are attracted to the fact they can get more bang for their buck down under. Owners in Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau in particular are attracted to buying youngsters in Australia due to their primary focus on sprinter-milers and their ability to make use

of world class breaking and pretraining facilities before their purchases are exported. The China Horse Club, although a relatively new initiative, is fast becoming a big player on the international racing scene and has had success with one of its first purchases in 2013 from the Easter sale, Zululand who took out the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes-Gr.2 as a two year-old. With the establishment of world class facilities in Tianjin and expanding stables around the world, the China Horse Club is becoming one of the leading investors at premium sales in Australia and abroad. Angus Gold is in charge of selecting and purchasing for Shadwell Farm, the operation of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and was the busiest buyer at the 2014 Easter sale for the second year in a row, spending more than $8m on 20 yearlings. Purchases from the 2013 sale include South Africa’s Champion 2YO Filly Majmu, stakes winners Mitraad and Banadeer, plus promising runners Tashbeeh and Tawteen, whose consistent performances on the track in Australia show why the global racing giant chose Easter as a source of quality bloodstock. Other UAE interests include Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum who at the 2014 Easter Yearling Sale purchased promising juveniles Sooboog and Mawahibb, the halfbrother to Golden Slipper winner Mossfun who races in the colours of Hussain Lootah, the son of Emirates Park’s owner His Excellency Nasser Lootah. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum through his Darley breeding operation has been a consistent supporter of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale since Darley’s entrance into the Australian industry in 2002. Also purchased at last year’s sale by Sheikh Fahad Al Thani’s Qatar Bloodstock Ltd, two year-old filly Thurlow has already had great success on the track with two wins and a second from her three starts including the MRC Chairman’s StakesGr.3 in February. Leading Hong Kong bloodstock agent George Moore has also enjoyed a great amount of success recently with the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities rating his

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2011 Easter purchase, Able Friend, the highest rated horse ever trained in Hong Kong. After winning his second race in Australia, Able Friend was exported to Hong Kong where he has climbed all the way to multiple

The 2014 sale saw 10 different countries in addition to Australia represented on a buying bench consisting of more than 100 individual purchasers.

Gr.1 glory for his owners Dr and Mrs Cornel Li Fook Kwan. Another 2011 purchase, Notlistenin’tome won more than $300,000 in Australia before being exported to Hong Kong late last year. At the 2014 sale, Moore spent a further $2,390,000 on six yearlings. Not to be outdone, Kentucky-based entities including Stonerstreet Farm and Spendthrift Farm have begun to take an interest in the Australian industry, both spending significant capital at last year’s sale. Leading US agent John Moynihan, spent $840,000 on a filly for Stonerstreet Farm now named Kangarilla Joy. Already a trial winner, she is in the care of Peter and Paul Snowden and is being aimed at Sydney’s Autumn Carnival. Spendthrift Farm was another newcomer to the Easter sale, spending $1.6m on three yearlings, all aimed at racing in Australia, including the aptly named filly by Fastnet Rock, Ameristralia. Australian breeders are able to produce a premium product with vast land and resources in areas such as the Hunter Valley in New South Wales and the north-eastern region of Victoria, as well as Queensland’s Darling Downs and this is becoming more broadly recognised by overseas interests. It should be pleasing for everyone in the Australian breeding and racing industries that international investment in Australia has been continuing to increase for a number of years, and is forecast to continue to do so.


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FEATURE: MOSSFUN

Slipper winner

an $85,000 Easter bargain by Brian Russell

The $85,000 that Mossfun, the Mossman filly who triumphed in the 2014 edition of the $3.5m Golden Slipper, cost the astute buying team from the Emirates Park Stud on the final day of the 2013 Inglis Australian Yearling Sale, was modest in terms of the quality of the catalogue and the strength of the buying bench. She has turned out to be a real bargain buy. For 100 years, the apex of thoroughbred marketing in Australia has been the Easter Sale. Excellence looms large on every page in the catalogue, so much so that in the year when Mossfun was entered yearlings sold up to $5m, eight each realised $1m or more and the sale averaged $290,481. Despite this, 100 of the 437 lots in the 2013 catalogue who found buyers each sold under $100,000, bottoming out at $10,000. The modestly priced youngsters included offspring of Mossman, Redoute’s Choice, Exceed and Excel, Encosta de Lago, Zabeel, Fastnet Rock, Commands, Hussonet (USA), More Than Ready (USA), Flying Spur, Authorized (IRE), Tale of the Cat (USA), Testa Rossa, Starcraft, Stratum, Snitzel, All American, Shamardal (USA), Lonhro, Northern Meteor, Manhattan Rain, Big Brown (USA), Galileo (IRE), New Approach (IRE), Dane Shadow, Canny Lad, Bernardini (USA), Sebring and I Am Invincible. Because only those products of mares in the higher echelon of fashion and race success are accepted into the Easter catalogue, their offspring in the main have higher residual value as sires or broodmares. Colts or fillies who take the two jewels of juvenile racing open to all representatives of the age group, the Golden Slipper in Sydney and $1m Blue Diamond in Melbourne, not only reward their owners on most occasions with far more in prizemoney than their yearling cost, but also become $1m-plus stud prospects. Two very good examples of Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale graduates with a big jump in value are Mossfun ($85,000), the 2013 Slipper winner, and the More Than Ready filly Samaready ($150,000), winner the previous year of the Blue Diamond and a close third as favourite in the Slipper. Samaready, a dual Gr.1 winner, collected $1.66m from six wins and two thirds in 13 starts.

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FEATURE: MOSSFUN

“Mossfun competed five times at two for four wins in Sydney, the first at Kensington and the others, the Widden-Gr.3, Silver Slipper-Gr.2 (four lengths) and Golden Slipper-Gr.1, at Rosehill Gardens.”

What Fun is also the dam of a bay colt bred by Emirates Park who could be a brilliant product of this year’s Easter catalogue. This yearling is in the first crop of the stud’s exciting young Dream Ahead (USA), the Joint European Champion 2YO Colt 2010 and for 2011 the European Champion Sprinter and Champion 3YO Miler in France and Great Britain.

Out of Samar, a Secret Savings daughter, she went to All Too Hard last season at the Vinery Stud. A half-brother by Casino Prince to Black Caviar, All Too Hard also covered Mossfun’s dam Eye For Fun last season. She did not race, but is a brilliantly bred daughter of Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice-Snippets’ Lass by Snippets) and What Fun (Canny LadMore Happiness (USA) by Nijinsky). What Fun has had eight foals, the first five all winners. One of them, Cat d’Antibes, was a brilliant two year-old whose efforts included a win in the Ken Russell Classic-LR at the Gold Coast at two, and thirds in the QTC Sires’ Produce Stakes-Gr.2 and BTC Champagne Stakes-Gr.2. Allegra, a Sydney winner by Dehere (USA) out of What Fun, is the dam of the Exceed and Excel 2014-15 stakes winner Eximius, so far successful in five races, including the VRC Hilton Hotels Stakes-LR and Sunshine Coast Guineas-LR.

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However, the best descendant of What Fun so far is her Mossman grandaughter Mossfun. Bred on Fairview Park Stud, Grose Wold, Hawkesbury Valley for Dr Ian Duckworth, Heather McKinnon, Darren Pullman and Linda Duckworth and raced by Emirates Park out of the Team Hawkes stable, she competed five times at two for four wins in Sydney, the first at Kensington and the others, the Widden-Gr.3, Silver Slipper-Gr.2 (four lengths) and Golden Slipper-Gr.1, at Rosehill Gardens. Runner up in the Reisling Slipper Trial-Gr.2 at the latter track, she has so far repaid her Easter Yearling investment of $85,000, the value of non-stakes events in Sydney on Saturdays, with earnings of $2,480,500. This sum looks certain to be boosted as Mossfun is being readied for a campaign in major autumn races. Mossfun’s sire Mossman has gone close to two Golden Slipper winners as another daughter, Pure Energy, followed up wins in the STC Reisling Slipper Trial-Gr.2 and Gold Coast Magic Millions Plate with a Slipper second. She was bred on Peter and Wendy Moran’s Noble Park Stud, at Innisplain, Queensland (now known

as Eliza Park Queensland). The Morans also bred Mossman using a sire they owned, American Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Success Express (USA) (Princequillo-Au Printemps by Dancing Champ), now 30 and in retirement at Vinery. These two brilliant fillies are among the 355 winners (70.4%) of 1152 races and $41m generated by Mossman (ex Lichen Lady by Twig Moss (FR)). Other major performers among his 31 stakes winners include Buffering (16 wins, $4,873,240), Offcourseican (eight wins, $794,295), Love Conquers All (eight wins, $1,380,000), Neeson (eight wins, $762,665), Second Effort (11 wins, $680,703) and Miss Mossman (won New Zealand Oaks-Gr.1). Mossman, whose eighth dam is the flying filly and outstanding broodmare Mumtaz Mahal, was a good class Gr.1 performer from 1200m to 2040m. His principal efforts were wins in the T.J. Smith Queensland Classic-Gr.1 at two and MVRC AAMI Vase-Gr.2 at three, seconds in the VRC Australian Guineas-Gr.1, AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes-Gr.1 and MVRC Alister Clark Stakes, thirds in the STC George Ryder-Gr.1, AJC Champagne StakesGr.1 and MRC Autumn Classic-Gr.2 and fourths in the VRC Victoria Derby-Gr.1 and MRC Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1. Mossman was initially used as a sire at Noble Park, but then, like his sire, transferred to Vinery Stud in the Hunter Valley. He stood at $27,500 in 2014 and covered 89 mares.


HEROES

of EASTER

Inglis Australian Easter Sale has produced many great horses over the years. They have recorded victories in virtually all the important races in Australia and have also made an impact in New Zealand, Asia and more recently Europe. The best of them, who we might term Heroes (and Heroines) of Easter have been available for buyers’ competition in very wide price range as can be seen in the presentation on these pages. There is something to suit every budget

HEADWATER $500K 2014 Easter hero b c, Exceed and Excel - River Dove by Hurrican Sky

Offered by Cressfield, Scone and purchased by Hawkes racing this exciting colt won his first two starts in impressive fashion, his facile win in the ATC Gr2 Silver Slipper seeing him installed as early favourite for the 2015 Golden Slipper.

at Easter, the reward for picking the right horse is enormous, for with their superior pedigrees, these Heroes of Easter can become worth many multiples of their purchase price, either as potential broodmare or as the next generation of young sire prospects. Eight of the very best from just the four most recent editions of the sale (2014,2013,2012,2011) are presented here to whet your apetite for 2015.

THURLOW $150K 2014 Easter hero ch f, Sebring - Princess Emmy by King’s Chope

Offered by Widden and purchased by David Redvers this talented youngster is already a Gr3 winner and multiple SW from just three starts for her owners Qatar Bloodstock Ltd, continuing the great run sire, Widden based Sebring is enjoying.

MOSSFUN $85k 2013 Easter Hero

b f, Mossman – Eye For Fun by Snitzel (6 starts, $2.5 million) Offered by Fairview Park, Grose Wold and purchased by Trevor Lobb for Emirates Park this filly was the “Cinderella story” of 2014 going on to success in the Gr1 Golden Slipper at her fifth start and fourth win. She is by Vinery’s overachieving stallion Mossman and is the first runner out of a mare by Snitzel. A real Easter bargain.

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HAMPTON COURT $500k 2013 Easter Hero b c, Redoute’s Choice – Roses’ n’ Wine by Broken Vow (11 starts, $391,480) Offered by Millburn Creek Thoroughbreds, Wildes Meadow and purchased by John Warren bloodstock, this colt’s dashing win in the Gr1 ATC Spring Champion S. 2000m at Randwirck helped his sire, Arrowfield’s Redoute’s Choice, to regain the Australian sire title. He is the second Derby winner bred by industry stalwart John Muir using the son of Danehill..


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COSMIC ENDEAVOUR $230k 2013 Easter hero b f, Northern Meteor – Crevette by Danehill (14 starts, $1.08m)

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Offered by Willow Park, Scone and purchased by DC & JR Kelly this outstanding filly won first up as a 2YO, before going on to cap a string of high class performances with a win in the Gr1 Qld. Tattersals Tiara 1400m in fast time. We suspect she’s not done yet!

$230k 2013 Easter Hero

br c, Snitzel – Sunset Express by Success Express (14 starts, $2.47 million) Offered by Vinery, Scone and purchased by successful Victorian trainer Greg Eurell, this stylish colt joined the elite group of 3YOs to win the Gr1 Cox Plate in which he defeated Hapy Trails and Fiorente. His subsequent win in Gr1 VRC Australian Guineas set up a stallion career at Widden Stud where he stands his second season in 2015

ALL TOO HARD $1.025m 2011 Easter Hero b c, Casino Prince – Helsinge by Desert Sun (12 starts, $2.28m)

ABLE FRIEND $550k 2011 Easter Hero

Offered by Makybe, Victoria and purchased by Hawkes Racing originially for Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack operation, All Too Hard was purchased by Vinery following a slashing win in the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas. After a fighting second to Thorn Park in the Cox Plate, he recorded three successive Gr1 wins to round out a stellar career. This half-brother to wonder mare Black Caviar stands his third season at Vinery, Scone in 2015.

ch c, Shamardal – Ponte Piccolo by Volksraad (15 starts, $5.5 million) Offered by Turangga Farm, Scone and purchased by George Moore (grandson of the legendary jockey) for Hong Kong interests. Able Friend had many admirers in the sale ring as his price attests. However, he now seems a bargain even at that figure, with 9 wins and 5 placings from 15 starts. “Big Red” as he is affectionately known in Hong Kong is rated the best horse ever to race there.

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BUYERS 2014

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This page: {Debbie Kepitis & Chris Waller}, {Greg Kolivos & Gai Waterhouse}, {Angus Gold}, {Hussain & Sheikh Nasser Lootah}, {Wayne, John & Michael Hawkes}, {Gerald Ryan, David Raphael & Damion Flower}, {Jake & John Warren} and {Chris Blomeley & Johnny McKeever}. Opposite: {Michael Wallace}, {Katsumi Yoshida}, {Marie Debeusscher-Yoshida & Dr Naoya Yoshida}, {John Moynihan & Stuart Ramsey}, {Mr Teo - China Horse Club}, {Ned Toffey}, {Sheikh Fahad Al Thani} and {Rick Jamieson & Trevor Lobb}


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SIRE

DAM

21 B Filly

Fastnet Rock

Lectrice

55 Ch Filly

Sepoy

Miss Maren (NZ)

86 Br Colt

More Than Ready (USA)

Oh Goodness Me (GB)

91 B Colt

Fastnet Rock

Our Golden Dream (USA)

95 B Filly

Fastnet Rock

Pardon (USA)

112 B Colt

Medaglia d’Oro (USA) Princesa

135 B Filly

Northern Meteor

Riptide

190 Br Filly

Street Cry (IRE)

Sleek Chassis

348 B Filly

Sebring

Crystal Fairy

367 B Colt

High Chaparral (IRE)

Di Falco (NZ)

382 Ch Filly

Exceed and Excel

Elusive Desire

397 B Colt

So You Think (NZ) Fanfares

411 Ch Filly

Exceed and Excel

Fly Higher

416 B/ Br Filly More Than Ready (USA) Gallica 430 B Colt

Snitzel

Hamsa (USA)

439 B Colt

New Approach (IRE)

Homecoming Queen (NZ)

463 B Colt

More Than Ready (USA) Jujube

QUALITY IS THE BYWORD AT HUNTER STUD GIVEN a choice of words to describe Amarina Farm, there is only one above all, quality. The Denman nursery is the epitome of the boutique thoroughbred stud, a beautiful property on the banks of the Hunter River boasting the best of facilities for the preparation and presentation of quality youngsters. Principals Craig Anderson, Sue Anderson, Gavin Murphy and Catherine Donovan see the place run like clockwork, and their record is an enviable one. With recent graduates the likes of Catkins, Super Cool, Karacatis, Krupt, Aeronautical, Lets Rocknroll, Testamezzo and Wowee doing the farm proud, the quality continues unabated for Amarina Farm. The Easter draft for 2015 will certainly build on these achievements with 17 high class yearlings consigned to the Inglis Newmarket complex in early April. Colts by Fastnet Rock, High Chaparral, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready (two), New Approach, Snitzel, and So You Think are complemented by fillies by Exceed and Excel (two), Fastnet Rock (two), More Than Ready, Northern Meteor, Sebring, Sepoy, and Street Cry. The first on offer is Lot 21, a bay filly by Fastnet Rock from the Gr.3-winning Encosta de Lago mare Lectrice (SAJC Jansz Stakes). Lectrice is a half-sister to the Gr.1 winners Leica Guv and Light Fantastic. “A neat, strong filly who should go early,” Craig said. Next into the ring is Lot 55, a chestnut filly by

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Golden Slipper winner Sepoy from Gr.3 winner and Gr.1 runner-up Miss Maren (Stravinsky). Miss Maren, who won eight races and $588,000 and was runner-up to Scenic Shot in the L.K.S. Mackinnon Stakes-Gr.1, is a half-sister to Deebee Belle (AuRC New Zealand Stakes-Gr.1). “She’s not overly big, but has good length, strong hindquarter and is typical of the Sepoys being presented so far.” Lot 86 follows, a colt by More Than Ready from the imported classic-placed Galileo mare Oh Goodness Me (GB) (Curragh Park Express Stakes Gr.3, third Irish 1000 Guineas-Gr.1) who was described by Craig as, “a strong horse with good substance.” The Fastnet Rock colt, Lot 91 is from the stakeswinning imported mare Our Golden Dream (USA) (Medaglia d’Oro). This colt’s dam is a half-sister to Icabad Crane, a multiple stakes winner in the US. “A solid, strong colt.” Another Fastnet Rock, this time a filly from the stakes winning Elusive Quality mare Pardon (USA), makes her way into the ring as Lot 95. “A quality filly with good bone and presence.” Proven stallion Medaglia d’Oro is the sire of Lot 112, a bay colt from dual stakeswinning Danehill mare Princesa, already the dam of Reset filly Star of Giselle (SAJC Queen of the South StakesGr.2, MRC Mannerism Stakes-Gr.3), Street Cry filly Solicit (VRC A.V. Kewney Stakes-Gr.2), and three other winners. “This fellow stands over plenty of ground and has great scope.”


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by WARREN WRUCK Choice mare Gallica (SAJC Schweppes Oaks-Gr.1, MRC 1000 Guineas Gr.1). Craig said this filly, bred on the successful More Than Ready/Danehill cross is “fairly typical of the More Than Ready stock with good athleticism.” Lot 430 is a bay colt by Snitzel from the Gr.1 placed winning American mare Hamsa (by Fusaichi Pegasus), from the family of Gr.1 winners Astronomer Royal (USA), Vicar and It’smyluckyday. “This is a strong colt with good presence and a great eye.” The penultimate yearling into the ring for Amarina is Lot 439, a bay colt by English Derby winner New Approach (Galileo) from metropolitan-winning Danehill mare Homecoming Queen, already the dam of two stakes placed winners in Elusive King and American Dream plus two further winners. “Strong individual, staying type.” The draft is rounded out with the presentation of Lot 463 near the end of day two. A bay colt by More Than Ready, he is out of the stakes placed winning Encosta de Lago mare Jujube and is closely related to Sleek Chassis and Marble Halls. Craig said this fellow is “an early maturing two year-old type.”

With recent graduates the likes of Catkins, Super Cool, Karacatis, Krupt, Aeronautical, Lets Rocknroll, Testamezzo and Wowee doing the farm proud, the quality continues unabated for Amarina Farm.

“We are very excited with the quality of this year’s draft of yearlings by a variety of sires, there is something for everyone. Prospective buyers won’t be disappointed if they inspect our draft,” Craig said.

Lot 135, a bay filly by Northern Meteor from the Exceed and Excel mare Riptide, a metropolitan winner at two, is closely related to River Dove, Cross Current, Kulgrinda, Oneworld, Willow Creek and boom juvenile Headwater. “All Class!” Another filly, this time a bay by champion sire Street Cry (IRE), is Lot 190 from the talented Flying Spur juvenile Sleek Chassis (VRC Blue Diamond Stakes Gr.1). This is also the family of Gr.1 winner Marble Halls. This is the final of just three foals from the mare, who died aged 10, in 2014. The next from Amarina is on the second day with Lot 348, a filly by Golden Slipper winner Sebring from well related and city-winning Perugino mare Crystal Fairy, a half-sister to Golden Slipper-Gr.1 winner Crystal Lily. “A filly with scope who might get over more ground than her pedigree suggests.” High Chaparral’s colt, Lot 367, from Di Falco (NZ), a Zabeel half-sister to Gr.3 winner Valpolicella (dam of Gr.2 winner Vilanova), is sure to attract interest. “As his pedigree

suggests, will need time but will mature into a lovely three year-old.” Lot 382, a chestnut filly by champion sire Exceed and Excel, is from Elusive Desire (Elusive Quality), a metropolitan winner and half-sister to stakes winner Secret Liaison. “She has good girth and forearm, and looks an early running type.” From the family of Princess Tracy and Typhoon Tracy, the bay colt (Lot 397) by dual Cox Plate winner So You Think (NZ) from the Redoute’s Choice metropolitan-winning mare Fanfares, is sure to have plenty of admirers as he is a half-brother to Listed winner Raffles Pegasus. “He’s a leggy individual with a good fluent action,” Craig said. Lot 411 continues Amarina’s day two offerings and is a chestnut filly by Exceed and Excel from the stakes placed winning Lonhro mare Fly Higher. “Neat feminine filly with a good attitude.” A filly with immense appeal is Lot 416, the bay or brown by More Than Ready from the dual Gr.1-winning Redoute’s EASTER PREVIEW

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1 B Filly

Manhattan Rain

Keratiya (FR)

8 B/Br Colt

Manhattan Rain

La Bamba

30 Br Colt

Manhattan Rain

Love Wings (USA)

54 Ch Colt

More Than Ready (USA)

Miss Finland

57 Br Colt

Redoute’s Choice

Miss Match (ARG)

74 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

National Colour (SAF)

77 B Colt

Redoute’s Choice

New Light

84 Br Colt

Redoute’s Choice

Ocean Challenger

94 B Filly

Smart Missile

Panorama Ridge (USA)

132 B/Br Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Rekindled Applause (GB)

134 B Filly

More Than Ready (USA) Ribe

187 G Colt

Snitzel

Simply Carina (USA)

194 B Filly

Commands

So Divine (NZ)

209 Br Colt

Smart Missile

Stormy Hussey

247 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Weekend Beauty

270 B Colt

Snitzel

Alexandra Rose (SAF)

271 B Colt

Snitzel

Alinghi

274 B Filly

More Than Ready (USA) Alverta

291 B Filly

Foxwedge

Aussie Christmas (USA)

306 B Colt

Gio Ponti (USA)

Belle Giselle

307 B Filly

Snitzel

Bellini Rose (NZ)

316 B Colt

Redoute’s Choice

Brazilian Pulse (NZ)

319 B Colt

Redoute’s Choice

Caerless (IRE)

326 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Cat by the Tale (USA)

328 B Colt

Smart Missile

Certain Promise (USA)

343 Br Colt

Fastnet Rock

Comical Smile (USA)

384 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Empress Lily

407 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Flame of Sydney

410 Ch Filly

Snitzel

Flidais

421 B Filly

Manhattan Rain

Gibraltar Campion (NZ)

438 B Colt

Snitzel

Hollow Bullet

464 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Just Dancing

506 Ch Colt

Manhattan Rain

Astral Flower (GB)

523 B/Br Colt

Smart Missile

Cannarelle

Sheikh Hamdan’s champion filly Majmu was bought from Arrowfield at Inglis Easter and is trained in South Africa by Mike de Kock.

STELLAR DRAFT PROMISES MORE OWNER SUCCESS WHEN three year-old colt Wandjina (Snitzel) won the VRC C.S. Hayes S.-Gr.3 in February, and then the VRC Australian Guineas-Gr.1 in March, he joined Majmu, Moonovermanhattan & Crafty to make a quartet of notable success stories for purchasers from Arrowfield’s draft at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale. Wandjina, also third in last spring’s MRC Caulfield Guineas Gr.1, was bought for $1m by James Harron, acting for leading owners Edmund and Belinda Bateman who placed him with champion trainer Gai Waterhouse. After Wandjina’s heroic, front-running Guineas victory at Flemington jockey Brett Prebble said, “He gave me an awesome feel…I knew the others were there, but the more they came at him the more he gave me. He’s a serious

horse. He has the makings of a top weight-for-age miler.” Wandjina is the 30th Gr.1 winner Arrowfield has sold at auction since 1994. Four of those elite performers are by Redoute’s Choice: Fashions Afield, Miss Finland, Master of Design and, at Inglis Easter in 2013, Sheikh Hamdan’s glorious grey filly Majmu. A daughter of Chilean Gr.1 winner Spontaneous (Hussonet), Majmu was a $300,000 purchase for Shadwell Australia by Sheikh Hamdan’s racing manager Angus Gold who clearly recalls his first inspection of Majmu as a yearling. 

 “The thing that struck me immediately about her was the great depth of her shoulder and that she had lovely length of rein and great ears, which I always like to see,” he said. 

“She also looked a

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Wandjina held his rivals at bay all the way down the Flemington straight in the VRC Australian Guineas 1600m Gr.1.

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Owners Peter & Steve Anastasiou & Ken Biddick celebrate Moonovermanhattan’s Moonee Valley Vase Gr.2 victory.

good sized filly although she is not over tall, which just emphasised her great shoulder and heart room. My final note just said that she was a lovely classy filly who could be an Oaks filly.”
 Majmu quickly set about living up to that assessment. She has raced only in Group and Listed events from the South African stable of champion trainer Mike de Kock, winning all three of her juvenile starts and South Africa’s Champion Two Year-Old Filly award. 

She achieved elite status with a dominant victory in December’s Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas-Gr.1 and her next appearance will be in the Turffontein SA Fillies’ Classic-Gr.1 at the end of March. The 2400m South African Oaks Gr.1 may follow a month later, with a campaign in Europe a possibility for 2016.



year-old, was a leading Oaks contender after placings in the VRC Edward Manifold Stakes-Gr.2 and MRC Caulfield Classic-Gr.3. Sadly, injury prematurely ended Crafty’s racing career, but she had already done enough to warrant the excellent stud opportunities she will now receive in the northern hemisphere.

 Of these four Arrowfield graduates, only Wandjina has a sibling in this year’s Easter consignment from the stud. He is Lot 8, the Manhattan Rain colt from broodmare gem La Bamba (Last Tycoon), also dam of Gr.1 winner Inspiration and stakes winners Lucky Unicorn and Provence.



Buyers will be spoilt for choice when they arrive in April at the famous Newmarket Barn where Arrowfield is based for the Inglis Easter Sale. Thirtyfour spectacular yearlings await them, including colts from Gr.1 winners Miss Finland, Alinghi, Brazilian Pulse, Hollow Bullet and Miss Match, and a filly from South African champion National Colour. Then there’s Alverta’s first daughter, Weekend Hussler’s half-sister, the half-sister to Reaan, Sweet Idea’s sister, Smart Missile’s brother and the half-brother to I Am Invincible.
These top-drawer distaff connections are supported by Arrowfield’s stallion power: in-demand first crop sire Smart Missile; Manhattan Rain, firmly stamping his patch as a classic sire; and the father and son who made history with their 2014 Australian Sires’ Premiership quinella, Redoute’s Choice and Snitzel.

 Angus Gold knows a thing or two about the Redoute’s Choice breed after buying and managing Shadwell horses such as Blue Diamond-Gr.1 winner Nadeem, this year’s Blue Diamond runner-up Reemah, Arrowfield Easter graduates El Daana & Shaaheq, and UK stakes winners Elzaam & Tazahum.
 He says, “From my personal point of view, as you can imagine, there is no greater fan of Redoute’s Choice in the world, and we have been lucky with his progeny. They are tough and straightforward to deal with and he passes on his enormous class in abundance over all distances.”

Thirty-four spectacular Arrowfield yearlings await buyers at the Newmarket Barn including colts from Gr. 1 winners Miss Finland, Alinghi, Brazilian Pulse, Hollow Bullet, Miss Match & a filly from South African champion National Colour.

Qatar Bloodstock’s agent David Redvers bought Crafty (Manhattan Rain), the fourth star in Arrowfield’s Inglis Easter “Class of 2013”, for $150,000. Sent to Robert Smerdon, she made her debut 10 months later, placing twice before a three length maiden win at Sandown. 

Two starts later she was a two year-old Listed race winner at Flemington and then, as a spring three

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Well known bloodstock agent Dermot Farrington made the final bid of $100,000 for Arrowfield’s Manhattan Rain colt from Lunaspur (Flying Spur) at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale. Sent to Mick Price by his owners Peter Anastasiou and Ken Biddick, he was named Moonovermanhattan and made a dream debut, winning the SAJC National Stakes-Gr.3 and most of his purchase price in May 2014. 

He progressed steadily to win the MVRC Moonee Valley Vase-Gr.2 as a spring three year-old and give Ken and Peter their biggest thrill in racing so far. Moonovermanhattan, described by his trainer as “a big clean-winded colt with a lovely temperament,” has recently resumed with further Group races in his sights this autumn. 


Wandjina (Snitzel-La Bamba) was purchased from Arrowfield by James Harron Bloodstock at the 2013 Inglis Easter Sale. EASTER PREVIEW

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AT TUNGA STUD

Scone NSW attunga attungastud.com t: 02 6545 9509 e: attungastud@bigpond.com Brian Nutt: 0418 264 012

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

143 B/Br Colt

Manhattan Rain

Roulettes

219 B/Br Filly

Northern Meteor

Tactfully

263 Br Filly

Lonhro

Adaline

280 Br Filly

Snitzel

Ana’s Mail

304 B Colt

Street Cry (IRE) Believe’n’succeed

469 B Filly

Northern Meteor

Snippety Eve (NZ)

476 B Colt

Testa Rossa

Super Smudge

497 B Filly

Snitzel

Zadiva

512 B/Br Colt

Encosta de Lago

Bellerama

518 B Colt

Al Maher

Bravo Zulu

598 G Filly

Commands

Quantum Leap

stud

SACRED STAR ANOTHER GR.1 GRADUATE ATTUNGA Stud, Scone, sold dual Gr.1 winner Sacred Star, the best sprinter in New Zealand at the moment, at Easter 2011 for $200,000. The gelded five year-old son of Flying Spur and the O’Reilly mare Irish Nova, has just won his past two starts there to take his career tally to eight wins and more than $NZ600,000 by late February. In January, he carried the top weight over 1200m to win the WRC Telegraph Handicap-Gr.1 and followed up the performance three weeks later to win the Waikato Sprint-Gr.1 (1400m). He will now be targeted at the Stradbroke Handicap-Gr.1 and is one of two recent Gr.1 winners to graduate from Attunga Stud, the other being tough international sprinter War Artist (Orpen (USA)). Attunga Stud graduate Sacred Star wins the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap

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The list of graduates from this farm is impressive, but there isn’t space to name them all. The latest stakes winner from the farm is Mitraad (Northern Meteor-Fondle by O’Reilly (NZ)) who was sold at Easter 2013 for $210,000 and won the Listed Secretariat Stakes at Turffontein at only his third start to make it two wins and a placing from his three starts as a two year-old.

Other current graduates include Vezalay (Shamardal-Tactfully, by Flying Spur) who won on debut as a two year-old and was a close fifth to Written Dash at her most recent start in the Typhoon Tracy Stakes-Gr.3 (1200m) at Moonee Valley at only her third start on February 27. Also of course, Gai Waterhouse’s good two year-old Giulietta (Snitzel-Royal Babe by Rory’s Jester) is also off the farm. Attunga Stud’s principal Brian Nutt is very excited about Lot 304, the Street Cry (IRE) half-brother to NZ’s Railway Stakes-Gr.1 winner Bounding (Lonhro). Crowned the Champion Sprinter in NZ in 2013-14, Bounding has the T.J. Smith-Gr.1 in Sydney as her main autumn aim. “He’s probably the best colt we’ve ever taken to a sale,” Nutt said. “He is a big strong colt, an imposing individual with good length, a great hindquarter and should develop into a lovely middle distance classic type of horse. He has the right attitude and can really move.” This colt has a pedigree to match his type, with his dam Believe’n’Succeed (Exceed and Excel-Arctic Drift (USA) by Gone West) being a Gr.3-winning daughter of a champion sire. Such is the


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by RENEE GEELEN commercial appeal of this family that Believe’n’Succeed sold as a broodmare last year for $1.1m and her brother is Gr.2 winner Kuroshio (now at stud), while her sister is Listed winner Agulhas. This trio’s dam is out of the joint top filly on the 1992 US Three Year-old Free Handicap and dual Gr.1 winner November Snow (Storm Cat). We mustn’t forget this colt’s sire, the now-deceased Dubai World Cup-Gr.1 winner Street Cry (Machiavellian) whose 700 winners include track stars Zenyatta, Shocking, Street Sense and Whobegotyou, all among his 86SW. Of the 10 others in the his draft, Nutt really likes Lot 219, a Northern Meteor filly from stakes placed Tactfully (Flying Spur) who is a half-sister to talented Vezalay. “She is a filly who looks like a colt with a very deep girth, a great hindquarter and she is a great mover,” Nutt said. Her dam, Tactfully, was Group placed and has been a good producer with five foals to race, all winners. This is the family of stakes winners Royal Discretion, Roulettes and NZ Gr.1 winner Albany Reunion. Another filly with plenty to like about her is Lot 263, by Lonhro from NZ Royal Stakes-Gr.2 winner Adaline (Court of Jewels-Red Covet by St Covet). “She is the spitting image of her father, very athletic with a kind attitude and very correct. The Lonhro/Danehill line cross is working extremely well, and this filly is a great example of it,” Nutt added. Adaline’s first foal, Encosta Line (Encosta de Lago) is city placed from only two starts at two this season. This is a strong family whose members include Hong Kong Sprint-Gr.1 winner All Thrills Too (St Covet), and stakeswinning siblings Gotta Have Heart and Crossyourheart, both by Show a Heart.

The AJC Sires’ Produce-Gr.1 winner Manhattan Rain (an Encosta de Lago half-brother to champion sire Redoute’s Choice) is starting to hit his straps as a sire, and his son, Lot 143, is the first foal of stakes winner Roulettes (Flying Spur) who is a half-sister to dual Gr.3 winner Royal Discretion (Royal Academy). Inbred 3fx3f to Golden Slipper winner Canny Lad and also inbred 4fx3f to the Mr. Prospector mare Rolls (USA), this colt is from a strong family with three recent stakes winners, including NZ Easter Handicap-Gr.1 winner Albany Reunion (Fastnet Rock). “This colt is a dead-ringer for his sire. The dam is a very powerfully built two year-old type, but this guy has more scope.” Lot 280 is a filly by Snitzel from Ana’s Mail (Anabaa), a mare who won three races including a city class two year-old event. She is well related as the half-sister to Gr.3 winner Shanzero (Danzero), stakes winner What’s the Mail (Flying Spur) and is a sister to Group placed Emerging Star. This is the family of Brisbane Cup-Gr.1 winner Danestorm (Danehill). “This filly has been the biggest improver in this draft over the yearling preparation. She has a lot of Anabaa about her and is an early running type.” Attunga Stud is fortunate to have two from the last crop of ill-fated Northern Meteor in this draft, and the second one is Lot 469, a filly from winner Snippety Eve (Pins), who has already left a four-time city winner, Fort Chauvel, who ran fourth in the MVRC St Albans Stakes-LR. This yearling’s dam is a half-sister to NZ Gr.2 winner Our Famous Eve (Fast ‘n’ Famous), from a tough family that includes SAJC Australasian Oaks-Gr.1 winner Irish Darling (Ivory’s Irish), dam of two year-old

Listed winner and now sire Fighting Sun (Northern Meteor). “She’s very typical of her sire,” Nutt said, “with a good girth, correct, good attitude but might take a bit of time.” In the second session, Attunga Stud has Lot 518, an Al Maher colt from Bravo Zulu (Military Plume) who won city class races on both sides of Australia and was Gr.1 fourth, and has been a very good broodmare with all of her four runners winning races. The obvious standout is her son Grand Zulu (Grand Lodge) who won the STC BMW Stakes-Gr.1 in track record time, and all up Bravo Zulu’s four winners have won a staggering 23 races. Not only that but Bravo Zulu is a half-sister to stakes winner Shalt Not, dam of the talented Gr.2 winner Amelia’s Dream (Redoute’s Choice). “This colt is a neat, compact horse who is very strong and throws to the family who can obviously leave a talented two year-old.” Last but not least, is Lot 598, a Commands filly from dual 1000m winner Quantum Leap (Regal Classic (CAN)) who has been a great broodmare, leaving two stakes winners in SAJC DC McKay Stakes-Gr.3 winner Outlandish Lad (Fantastic Light) and VRC Hilton StakesListed winner He’sfantastic (Fantastic Light). This is a nice running family and Nutt says, “She is a typical Commands filly, average size yet athletic but needs some patience.”

“Buyers with all range of budgets should be able to find something nice to buy from our 11 lots.”

Nutt is happy with his Easter yearlings, saying they make up a “nicely balanced draft” with a couple of absolute standout types. “Attunga Stud stacks up well in terms of racetrack results given that it is a smaller farm with less to invest than some of our competitors. Buyers with all range of budgets should be able to find something nice to buy from our 11 lots.”

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BELL VIEW PARK STUD 112 Bells Lane, Meroo Meadow NSW bellviewparkstud.com.au t: 02 4446 0999 f: 02 4446 0435 Adam Mackrell: 0409 909 520 e: info@bellviewparkstud.com.au

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

109 B Filly

Darci Brahma (NZ)

Prairie Star (NZ)

183 Ch Filly

Street Cry (IRE)

Sidereus Nuncius

196 B Colt

So You Think (NZ)

Soft Landing

301 B/Br Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Barinka (NZ)

357 Br Colt

So You Think (NZ) Dariana

567 Br Filly

Sebring

Ma Famille (USA)

YOUNGSTERS FROM THE FINEST FAMILIES AT HOME, ABROAD YEARLINGS from some of the finest families in Australasia and Europe make up a select Easter draft for Bell View Park Stud, and the farm’s Adam Mackrell is looking forward to showcasing colts and fillies by “a nice mix of stallions”. Building up its quality broodmare band since 2010, the Meroo Meadow stud will take six yearlings to Easter with Mackrell confident the youngsters will all find good homes. So You Think colt ex Soft Landing (lot 196) as a foal

“We are genuine sellers,” he said, proud all of Bell View’s 2015 Magic Millions and Classic yearlings were sold. “We price them to meet the market and we are excited about our Easter draft.” Kicking off Bell View’s sale is Lot 109, a Darci Brahma filly out of the stakes placed High Chaparral (IRE) mare Prairie Star, a winner of five races. A descendant of the influential matriarch Frizette (ancestress of Mr. Prospector and Seattle Slew), she is the first foal of a talented performer whose dam is the excellent broodmare Maryann Jones, dam of Listed winner Marianne and the stakes placed Our Miss Jones, both also by leading NZ based sire Darci Brahma (Danehill). Her third dam is the twice Gr.1 placed Madonna who produced the South African Gr.2 winner Dylan’s Promise.

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Bred on a 5fx4f cross of Nureyev, she also carries a strain of that stallion’s three-quarter brother Sadler’s Wells, providing multiple crosses of the influential mare Special. “She is a strong, robust filly,” Mackrell said. “She is a nice walker and she is a filly with a real look of a racehorse about her. I am quietly confident she will perform well on the track.” Next up for Bell View is Lot 183, a chestnut daughter of Street Cry (IRE) and the Galileo mare Sidereus Nuncius, a winning daughter of the NZ dual Gr.1 winner Foxwood (Centaine), whose nine to race have all been winners including the Frank Packer Plate-Gr.3 winner Rockwood and the stakes placed gallopers Miss Foxwood and Quartz Reef. A filly with terrific residual value, she hails from one of Australasia’s finest families, that of the big race winners Lonhro, Niello, Mahaya, Sovereign Red, Gurner’s Lane and Trichelle. “She is a nice filly with plenty of scope. Obviously she is going to take a little bit of time being more of a classic type.” Lot 196 is the first of Bell View’s two Easter colts by dual W.S Cox Plate-Gr.1 winner and international champion So You Think (NZ). This colt is a son of Al Maher mare Soft Landing, whose dam


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by KRISTEN MANNING is the excellent broodmare Biscay Bird (Bluebird). Her seven winners include the four times Gr.1 winner Universal Prince (AJC Derby, Spring Champion Stakes, Canterbury Guineas, Ranvet Stakes) and his Gr.1-winning sister Universal Queen (Robert Sangster Stakes), both by Scenic (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells). Biscay Bird’s half-brother Blevic (a successful stallion and also by Scenic) was also high class, winning two Gr.1 races, the VRC Derby and the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes. A descendant of influential mare Aurora, this colt boasts interesting pedigree patterns with his sire bred on a Mill Reef/Nijinsky II cross and his dam’s pedigree featuring the reverse of that cross. “He is a big imposing colt with plenty of scope, size and substance. The Sadler’s Wells line has performed so well with this family so his grandson was a logical choice for the mare.” Lot 301, a bay or brown filly by champion stallion Redoute’s Choice, is the second foal for Shinko King mare Barinka, an outstanding racemare who won eight races including the NZ Breeders Stakes-Gr.1 and four Listed events. A descendant of famed matriarch Eulogy, this filly boasts parents bred on the same Northern Dancer/Sir Ivor cross, and it’s worth noting Redoute’s Choice excels when those two great stallions are duplicated. “She is a very athletic, well balanced filly typical of the Redoute’s Choice breed. She is a nice walker and a natural running type who should not take too long.” Bell View’s second So You Think colt is Lot 357, whose dam is the high class race mare Dariana (Redoute’s Choice),

a classic winner of three races. Boasting duplications of Mill Reef and Nijinsky II, he is the first foal for Dariana who racegoers will remember racing away to a 4.5 length victory in the Queensland Derby-Gr.1. Dariana’s dam is the stakes placed imported Last Tycoon mare Beldarian (IRE), also dam of the Gr.3 placed Macduff and from the immediate family of the Gr.1 gallopers Weymss Bright (Irish Oaks), Beat Hollow (Champion Three Year-Old in France), Reefscape (Champion Three Year-Old Stayer in France), Oasis Dream (Champion Sprinter in Europe), Zenda (French 1000 Guineas) and the recently retired star Kingman. Now at stud at Juddmonte at Newmarket, Kingman was crowned Cartier Horse of the Year (from candidates including Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe-Gr.1 heroine Treve) on the back of his four victories at Gr.1 level. “He is a real Derby sort, a horse with

plenty of scope and plenty of leg. He has a nice, long, athletic walk and he will mature into a really nice three year-old.” Bringing Bell View’s Easter sale to a close is Lot 567, a filly by in-form Golden Slipper Stakes-Gr.1-winning stallion Sebring out of the imported Maria’s Mon mare Ma Famille (USA), a half-sister to the UK Gr.3 winner Dundonnell who is also a multiple winner in Hong Kong. Ma Famille’s dam Family (Danzig) is a sister to the great Danehill and Sebring is of course out of a mare by Danehill’s son Flying Spur, providing this filly with a 4x2 cross of siblings Danehill and Family. This is also the family of Sebring’s greatgrandsire Halo.

“We are genuine sellers. We price [yearlings] to meet the market and we are excited about our Easter draft.”

“She is a very nice walker with a large over-reach,” Mackrell said. “She is an attractive, athletic filly with real quality and she is a valuable future broodmare prospect, being from such an outstanding international family.”

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BOWNESS STUD & VIEIRA GROUP Murringo via Young NSW bownessstud.com.au t: 02 6382 4473 f: 02 6382 1664 John North: 0428 846 270 john@bownessstud.com

Bowness Stud LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

Exceed and Excel

Kiss Off

3 B Filly

444 Br Colt

Medaglia d’Oro (USA) Idriess

454 B Colt

Foxwedge

Isn’t She Fabulous

583 B Filly

Helmet

Pan’s Flute

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

83 B Colt

Casino Prince

Ocean Bridge

342 B Filly

Foxwedge

Coeur d’Amour

412 Ch Filly

Stratum

Follow the Till

468 B Colt

I Am Invincible

Sexyaz

477 Br Filly

Sebring

Survival

530 B Filly

Foxwedge

Claystone

553 B/Br Colt

Dream Ahead (USA)

Indy Game (USA)

554 B Filly

Commands

Invincible Girl

596 B Colt

Foxwedge

Purity

Vieira Group

‘IT’S EASTER, THEY ARE ALL GOOD!’ “EASTER is Easter,” said Bowness Stud’s John North when asked to describe the quality of the stud’s 2015 draft, “they are all good! Yearlings entered for the Easter Sale have to present well at inspection to get in, and I am extremely happy with our group who have all progressed extremely well since that time, they look great.” Bowness is consigning four of its own yearlings to Easter and has prepared the nine strong draft for Bert Vieira’s Vieira Group and the two drafts will be accommodated alongside each other in Stable 2 at Newmarket. Bowness Stud draft Bowness Stud’s busy Easter Sale kicks off early with Lot 3, an Exceed and Excel filly from the winning Encosta de Lago mare Kiss Off. Bred on the same Exceed and Excel/Encosta de Lago cross as the stakes winners Instinction, Ghost and Mohave, she is a half-sister to the multiple winner Long Kiss and out of a winning daughter of the NZ stakes winner Kiss N’ A Shilling. “She is our best filly,” North noted, adding, “she is a strong, robust yearling by a dominant two year-old sire. She is just a beautiful type.” Considered by North to be his draft’s best colt, Lot 444 is by Medaglia d’Oro (USA) out of Idriess (Anabaa). Boasting a 6mx7m cross of the great mare Lalun, he is a half-brother to the promising

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No Luck Needed and out of a half-sister to the speedy multiple stakes winner Karuta Queen. Hailing from the family of recent stakes winner Vain Queen and the Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1 hero Vitalic, he is “a real classic type,” according to North. “He is a beautiful athlete and built like a sprinter with great natural muscle and perfect legs. He is a strong colt with a great attitude.” Lot 454 is a Foxwedge colt, the second foal of Isn’t She Fabulous (Fusaichi Pegasus), a half-sister to the Gr.1 winner Pear Tart. Bred on a 4mx4f cross of Danzig, he also carries duplications of the influential mares Natalma, Almahmoud and Myrtlewood and he is a descendant of the noted matriarch Fanfreluche (as are Flying Spur and Encosta de Lago). John North said this youngster is “a big strong, correct athletic colt who stands over a fair bit of ground.” Last on offer from Bowness is a bay filly by first season stallion Helmet, Lot 583, and her winning dam Pan’s Flute (Lonhro) is a daughter of the Gr.2 winner Syrinx, in turn a daughter of Listed winner Whistling who also produced the stakes winners Whistle Up and Noise. Boasting crosses of Danzig and Mill Reef, she can also count amongst her relations the stakes winners Rich Dragon, Tinamou and Happier. “She is a neat, tidy filly who is very correct in the legs.”


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by KRISTEN MANNING Vieira Group draft – prepared by Bowness Stud Sydney businessman Bert Vieira has formed a strong association with Bowness Stud and this Easter draft is further evidence of his growing commitment to the breeding sector. Already very successful as an owner, Vieira has really tackled the breeding side with enthusiasm. First into the ring for the Vieira Group draft is Lot 83, a colt by Casino Prince out of Ocean Bridge (Dolphin Street). Described by North as “an outstanding colt”, he is a brother to the Gr.2-winning mare Longport, who is twice runner-up at Gr.1 level, and a half-brother to the Listed winner Run For Wilson. He is out of a multiple city winner who was also fourth in an Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1 and from the family of stakes winners Fuss and Backbone. Vieira has been a good supporter of Fastnet Rock’s Gr.1-winning son Foxwedge and three of his first crop yearlings make their way to Easter in his draft, the first being Lot 342, a filly out of the More Than Ready mare Coeur d’Amour. “She is a lovely, big strong filly and is out of a mare who has already produced a promising type in Stryking Love by a son of Fastnet Rock”. Danehill and More Than Ready combine so well and this filly is out of a city-winning half-sister to the Gr.1 placed stakes winner Upstaged.

(Ferocity). Bred on a 3mx4m Danehill cross, he is the second foal of a daughter of the high class race and broodmare Bold Promise (Luskin Star), triple Group-winning dam of the Gr.1 gallopers Merlene (dam of Merlene de Lago and grandam of Dear Demi) and Miss Pennymoney. “He is more in the mould of Foxwedge himself, an athletic strongtopped colt.”

North believes Lot 530 has thrown more to her damsire Zabeel. This bay daughter of Foxwedge is out of Claystone, a half-sister to the stakes winners Walking or Dancing and Irongail and to the dam of South Australian Derby-Gr.1 winner Kidnapped. Hailing from the prolific Courtessa family that produced Eight Carat, she is “an athletic filly with scope who should get over a classic distance.”

Fellow proven Danehill line stallion Stratum is the sire of Lot 412, a chestnut daughter of the speedy stakes winner Follow The Till (General Nediym). Bred on a 3fx5f cross of Luskin Star, she is a half-sister to the city winners Zed Man and In The Sky Rocket. “She is a nice, compact well made filly. Her sire and dam are like that also and they both had motors.”

The last of the Foxwedge yearlings for Vieira and the draft’s final Easter yearling is Lot 596, a son of Purity

Another good-looking colt is Lot 468, by the popular I Am Invincible out of the Catbird mare Sexyaz. Boasting duplica-

tions of three great mares, Natalma, Somethingroyal and Relance, within seven generations, he is out of a four times-winning mare from the family of stakes winners Permai and Permaiscuous. “He is a very nice colt, good sized, good boned and good muscled with a lovely temperament.” Through the ring not long after will be Lot 477, a Sebring filly who is the second foal of the triple winner Survival (Lonhro), a grandaughter of the multiple Group winner Delightful Belle, dam of the Golden SlipperGr.1 heroine Belle du Jour. Carrying a 4mx4m Danehill cross, she is a filly with “plenty of bone and muscle, built in the More Than Ready mould.” The first crop yearlings by champion sprinter Dream Ahead are attracting attention and the Vieira Group has Lot 553, a colt out of the imported Indy Game (USA) (A. P. Indy), a half-sister to the four times Group winner King Cugat and three-quarter sister to the Gr.3 galloper El Crespo, from a strong US family that produced the outstanding stallion Seeking The Gold. “He is a nice, tall, strong colt who has thrown to his sire. He is a well grown athlete.”

“Yearlings entered for the Easter Sale have to present well at inspection to get in, and I am extremely happy with our group who have all progressed extremely well since that time, they look great.”

Commands has sired more than 750 winners (66SW) and this deceased Danehill son has a nice yearling, the second to last on offer in the Vieira Group draft. Bred on a 3fx4m cross of Eight Carat, this Commands filly, Lot 554, is out of Invincible Girl (Lonhro). A three-quarter sister to the dual Gr.3 winner Friday Creek, she hails from the family of Macau Horse of the Year Golden Star. “She has thrown more to Lonhro and she has plenty of scope.” EASTER PREVIEW

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BROADWATER THOROUGHBREDS Aberdeen NSW broadwaterthoroughbreds.com.au t: 02 6543 8114 f: 02 6543 8115 Mike Fleming: 0448 254 365 Kate Fleming: 0409 311 794 e: mikefleming@live.com.au

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

35 Ch Filly

Stratum

Maiden on Fire

82 B Colt

Redoute’s Choice

Nureyev’s Girl

102 B Filly

Exceed and Excel

Perfect Hostess (NZ)

121 B Colt

Lonhro

Purple Groove (NZ)

131 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Regally Blonde

165 B/Br Colt

Sebring

Seeking Sunshine (USA)

231 B Filly

Sebring

Thirty Rock

267 B Filly

Smart Missile

Ain’tnofallenstar

297 B/Br Colt

High Chaparral (IRE)

Back Pass (USA)

315 B Filly

More Than Ready (USA) Boogaloo

327 Ch Filly

Cape Blanco (IRE)

356 B Colt

High Chaparral (IRE) Daria

442 Br Filly

Medaglia d’Oro (USA)

Hy Fuji

572 B Colt

Cape Blanco (IRE)

Margaux Belle (NZ)

593 B/Br Colt

Snitzel

Portrait

604 B Colt

Choisir

Rich Ransom

Causeway Queen

KICKING GOALS WITH BANNER DRAFT OF YEARLINGS MIKE and Kate Fleming’s Broadwater Thoroughbreds, in the heart of the Hunter Valley’s thoroughbred breeding country, will present a quality, 16-strong draft at this year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Although this is only the fourth draft taken to the Easter auction under the Broadwater Thoroughbreds banner, the stud’s record is an enviable one. Previous graduates include Furious Stakes-Gr.2 winner Bound For Earth (Northern Meteor) and this season’s exciting Redoute’s Choice colt Scissor Kick, a winner of the Up And Coming Stakes-Gr.3 and the Eskimo Prince Stakes-Gr.3, having also finished a narrow runner-up in the Golden Rose Stakes-Gr.1 behind Hallowed Crown. Three members of Broadwater’s 2014 Easter draft have graced the track, producing two exciting juveniles in the form of the impressive Moonee Valley debut winner Heatherly (Lonhro) and the stakes performed Exceed and Excel colt Top Me Up from the Team Hawkes establishment. At Easter 2015, the reigning Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice has more than 30 lots catalogued and Broadwater Thoroughbreds has consigned two outstanding yearlings who will clearly appeal to buyers. The second of the draft to enter the ring, Lot 82 is a bay colt by Redoute’s Choice from Listed placed Nureyev’s Girl. A brother to the New

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Zealand 1000 Guineas-Gr.1 winner King’s Rose, this colt’s pedigree also includes the dual Gr.1-winning Champion Two Year-Old Anabandana. “Born and raised at Broadwater, the colt is a lovely medium sized Redoute’s Choice, who is very athletic as well as being a great mover,” Mike Fleming said. “With Redoute’s Choice now proving to be a sire of sires, this colt not only has the looks, but the impressive pedigree page to continue that legacy.” The other Redoute’s Choice in the draft is a filly out of the Royal Academy mare Regally Blonde (Lot 131). This filly’s dam is a half-sister to exciting first season sire, and Champion Sprinter Starspangledbanner and also to the dam of this season’s MRC 1000 Guineas-Gr.1 winner Amicus. Mike is very keen on this yearling, highlighting her as one of the standout fillies of the draft. “She’s a lovely strong, medium sized filly with great attitude. “She looks like a forward two year-old type and with Starspangledbanner in the pedigree getting off to a great start at stud, we are really confident breeders looking for a quality filly with a strong pedigree page will fall in love.” This yearling is bred on a pedigree cross that has resulted in seven individual winners from eight runners to the track and five are stakes performers.


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by DANE SQUANCE One yearling who has always commanded plenty of attention in the draft and rightfully so, is Lot 297, one of two High Chaparral colts offered by Broadwater. The final foal from the now-deceased Quest For Fame mare Back Pass (USA), this colt is a half-brother to the stakeswinning Redoute’s Choice brothers Sharkbite and Scissor Kick. The colt comes from the outstanding European family of Hasili, a US Broodmare of the Year and the dam of five individual Gr.1 winners, while her champion sire son, the Gr.2 winner Dansili is probably her most well known offspring having produced 18 Gr.1 winners, highlighted locally by the Chris Waller-trained Foreteller. One of the leading three year-olds of this season, Scissor Kick is already a dual Gr.3 winner with a narrow Gr.1 placing to his record, and with trainer Paul Messara effusive in his praise for the colt, all at Broadwater Thoroughbreds are confident it won’t be too long until he has that Gr.1 victory alongside his name. Fleming says this yearling is the, “right type” of High Chaparral. “He is a medium bodied colt, very well put together and in the same mould of Dundeel. He is a very athletic looking colt, a great mover just like his brother Scissor Kick.” Mike regards Broadwater’s 2013 Easter graduate Scissor Kick as one of the best moving yearlings he has ever taken to a sale, so to state this colt is as good a mover as his half-brother is high praise indeed. With a draft that offers a mix of proven stallions such as Redoute’s Choice, High Chaparral, Exceed and Excel and Lonhro,

first season sires, Todman Stakes-Gr.2 winner Smart Missile (Lot 267) and classic winner Cape Blanco (Lot 327), are also both represented. Fleming is confident the market will appreciate these two lots with both sires proving popular at the yearling sales already this year. “First season sires have sold extremely well this year and we all know that only the best goes to Easter, so there is no reason why this won’t continue. The Cape Blanco filly (Lot 327) from stakes winner Causeway Queen (Giant’s Causeway) has a great attitude and mind set, she is a really impressive filly who has great balance and is very well put together.” The Smart Missile filly (Lot 267) is the second foal of the multiple stakeswinning Starcraft mare Ain’tnofallenstar, a pedigree continually on the move

through the deeds of All American colt Bachman, as well as Singapore’s Champion three year-old Stepitup, both from this filly’s stakeswinning and Gr.1 placed second dam Ain’t Seen Nothin’. With the draft also including a Lonhro half-sister to Gr.3 winner Zapurple (Lot 121), from stakes winner Purple Groove (Rhythm); a Sebring filly out of a half-sister to Champion Two Year-Old Colt Zizou (Lot 231), from Thirty Rock (Rock of Gibraltar); as well as a Medaglia d’Oro half-sister to the exciting Gr.3-winning colt Kermadec (Lot 442), from Hi Fuji (Fuji Kiseki), Fleming is adamant in his lofty appraisal of the draft. “It is definitely the best group of horses we have ever taken to any yearling sales, and we are extremely proud of what we have produced and look forward to seeing what the buyers think.”

“It is definitely the best group of horses we have ever taken to any yearling sales, and we are extremely proud of what we have produced and look forward to seeing what the buyers think.”

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CANNING DOWNS Warwick Qld 4370 canningdowns.com.au John Barnes: 0414 279 661 Joy Mackay: 0416 177 259 Robert Petith Stud Manager : 0410 464 345 robert.petith@canningdowns.com.au

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

18 B Filly

Not a Single Doubt

Laguna Lake (USA)

29 B Colt

Snitzel

Lost for Words (NZ)

203 B/Br Filly

Commands

Squalls

223 Br Colt

Foxwedge

Te Akau Coup (NZ)

228 B Filly

Testa Rossa

Ten to Midnight

519 Ch Filly

Foxwedge

Bruges (NZ)

MORE WINNERS FROM HISTORIC DARLING DOWNS PROPERTY CANNING Downs on the Darling Downs of Queensland near Warwick is the oldest thoroughbred farm in Queensland, having produced racehorses since 1842. This is proven horse country and from reasonably small foal crops Canning Downs has produced winners of 29 Gr.1 races. Joy & John Barnes own Canning Downs, a thoroughbred breeding property that has been in the Barnes family since 1917. Stud manager Rob Petith oversees and co-ordinates much of the breeding and yearling preparation at Canning Downs, and I caught up with him to discuss the stud’s draft ahead of the 2015 Australian Easter Yearling Sale. “Consistency and dedication play a large role in the continued success at Canning Downs,” explained Rob. From well before conception and all the way to yearling sales, Rob and his team work tirelessly to ensure their horses want for nothing. “We aim to produce well grown, good boned, well handled, sensible horses who will go forward from the day the buyer gets them home,” Rob said. This solid grounding sets the farm’s yearlings forward into their breaking preparation and helps nurture an attitude and temperament suited to the demands of stable life and racing.

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You can be confident a yearling offered by Canning Downs will be a well raised and hand crafted product. All horses are reared in large, well-fenced paddocks, where they have ample room to move and grow. “Due to the size of our property and our low stocking rates, our paddocks are rotated and spelled for six months of the year,” Rob said. This “attention to detail” approach, coupled with the generous rearing is as much about ensuring the yearlings are allowed to develop physically as it is about them having the right mental attitude to become a racehorse. As Rob says, “we can’t turn them all into stakes horses, but we can give them all the best opportunity early in life.” When we asked Rob about Canning Down’s approach to selecting sires he suggested it is probably one of the more difficult tasks faced each year. “On one hand we see the benefits in using proven stallions, but we also recognise the demand for the better performed new season sires. As a result we try to use one or two new sires each year, otherwise we tend to stick to the proven sires.” Canning Downs has been selling and purchasing horses at William Inglis since the 1920s, and in 2015 will offer four well


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by MICHAEL VINCENT bred fillies and two quality colts at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale (April 7-9). The stud has colts by leading sire Snitzel and exciting freshman sire Foxwedge, with fillies by proven sires Not a Single Doubt, Commands and Testa Rossa, as well as an athletic filly by Foxwedge. The “first cab off the rank” is early on day one when Lot 18 enters the historic ring at Newmarket in Sydney. This filly is by Not a Single Doubt and is out of the Parramatta Cup-LR winner Laguna Lake (USA) (by Alleged son Odyle). “She’s a great mover, is athletic and a real jump and run type,” suggests Rob who thinks she will be very popular with buyers. This filly’s half-brother by Commands made $250,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter sale. The mare has had five to race for four winners including multiple stakes winner Hot Butterfly (Fastnet Rock) and the Gr.3 placed Beaucoup (Choisir) and she is a half-sister to Fernhill HandicapGr.3 winner Yes Boss. This yearling also belongs to a great family, tracing to exceptional broodmare La Troienne (her eighth dam), whose family members include leading sire More Than Ready (and his dam sire Woodman). The next of the Canning Downs’ entries is Lot 29, a colt by Snitzel and the first foal of city-winning Zabeel mare Lost For Words, a daughter of Gr.2 winner What Can I Say (NZ). “This colt has a big, loose stride and plenty of scope, he will turn some heads,” Rob said. He is from a very strong winning family as What Can I Say produced eight winners including multiple Gr.2 winner Only Words and Gibraltar Campion as well as a daughter who produced Gr.1 placed, Gr.3 winner Darci Be Good. Third dam, Plans Awry, was a stakes winner in the US and left 10 winners (2SW). Sadly, Lost For Words died not long after giving birth to this colt. Both Only Words and Lost For Words were raced by Canning Downs and it is a family in which the stud has great faith as a source of quality performers.

A strong Commands filly out of the winning Fushaichi Pegasus (USA) mare Squalls is Lot 203 for Canning Downs. The farm owns and races her winning three-quarter sister Wind Shift (Exceed and Excel) who is trained by Peter and Paul Snowden in Sydney. This filly also has a promising half-sister Pamperos (Lonhro) in the stables of Gerald Ryan. The first of the yearlings by Gr.1 winner and first crop sire Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock) to be offered by Canning Downs is Lot 223. He’s a quality colt, from the Gr.2 winner Te Akau Coup (by Gr.1 winner and champion NZ sire Thorn Park). Rob describes him as having “a great action, huge deep girth, heaps of bone and a strong hindquarter and gaskin.” This colt is a half-brother to the Gerald Ryan-trained Heavenly Hand (Exceed and Excel) who was an exciting debutant winner in late 2014. Rob is looking forward to watching Heavenly Hand race during the autumn carnival as she attempts to earn black type already won by family members like Don Garcia and Alzora. This colt has great depth in his pedigree and it’s worth noting his second,

third and fourth dams are by Gone West, Sadler’s Wells and Secretariat. Lot 519 is the second of the farm’s Foxwedge yearlings and she is from Gr.3 placed Bruges (NZ) (Groom Dancer), dam of two winners. She is a “great-bodied filly and has a brilliant action,” Rob said. This filly’s dam won seven races and is a half-sister to VRC Derby-Gr.1 winner and sire Amalfi. A half-sister to Bruges, Petit Verdot, produced talented NZ performer Antonio Lombardo (Pins), a Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 placed runner who has won 10 races. Lot 228 is last but not least in the Easter draft of Canning Downs. She’s a forward and precocious Testa Rossa filly out of Ten To Midnight (Fastnet Rock), who won two races and is a daughter of Listed winner Tennessee Magic (Bletchingly), dam of Gr.2 winner Trezevant (Flying Spur). “She has heaps of bone, is a good mover and is powerful,” Rob said of this filly who has great residual value. This filly’s half-sister by Lonhro sold for $350,000 at last year’s Australian Easter Yearling Sale and Rob is excited to be taking her to the sales as she is from the famous “Tennessee” family, whose recent members include 2011 Coolmore ClassicGr.1 winner Aloha.

“We aim to produce well grown, good boned, well handled, sensible horses who will go forward from the day the buyer gets them home.”

The Stud has received exciting reports on a number of juveniles sold at the 2014 sales, which are now in the hands of some top metropolitan trainers. They are confident this year’s draft will elicit the same encouraging response. When pressed about why buyers should be looking at the yearlings from Canning Downs Rob said, “Consistency is the key to everything we do.” With access to specialised veterinary, chiropractic and farrier services and a small but dedicated team, Rob is confident the team at the historic Darling Downs property can raise the best yearlings possible. EASTER PREVIEW

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CORUMBENE STUD Dunedoo NSW www.corumbenestud.com.au t: 02 6375 1275 f: 02 6375 1732 e: tfrazer@alto.com.au Toby Frazer: 0418 115 528

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

351 B/Br Colt

Commands

Dame Cath (NZ)

373 Ch Filly

Sepoy

Donnica

552 Ch Filly

Snitzel

Icedginger

STRONG TRIO FROM NOTED GR.1 NURSERY WHILE it is a small draft from Corumbene Stud at Easter 2015, it is a select one, with the stud’s three yearlings chosen for their class, presence and style. Raised in lush surroundings at Corumbene, they hail from the same paddocks as outstanding gallopers Overreach, Sebring, True Jewels (all Gr.1 winning two year-olds) and Heart Ruler. Kicking off Corumbene’s Easter sale is Lot 351, a handsome colt from the penultimate crop of wonderful Danehill son Commands who died in July 2014, from proven producer Dame Cath (NZ) (Zabeel). With his 70.5% winnersto-runners strike rate Commands has always been a reliable stallion and he has fared well with Zabeel mares, the cross producing six stakes winners including the Gr.1 gallopers Purple and Commanding Jewel. Zabeel is an outstanding broodmare sire by any measure, his daughters producing 134 stakes winners including the multiple Gr.1 winner Dundeel, Darci Brahma, Ocean Park, Silent Achiever, Atlantic Jewel, Samantha Miss, Faint Perfume, Sarrera and Purple. This colt is out of talented runner Dame Cath, a six-time winner from 1200m-2000m, who enjoyed black type success winning the Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes-LR. Her record as a broodmare is hard to fault with five of her six foals to race being winners including the Gr.1 placed Naturalism Stakes-Gr.3 winner Red Lord, who was also successful at Listed level on two occasions.

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Also dam of the multiple city winner Flying Home, Dame Cath has fared well with Danehill line stallions, Red Lord being by Redoute’s Choice and Flying Home by Flying Spur. It’s worth noting too that Commands is a grandson of star broodmare Eight Carat (GB), who crossed so well with Zabeel (producing Octagonal and Mouawad) and his sire Sir Tristram (IRE) (Kaapstad). A half-sister to the dam of dual Listed winner Heureka, Dame Cath hails from a very good Australasian family as her fourth dam is the prolific matriarch Dulcie, dam of the Gr.1 winners Balmerino, Fulmen and Gay Filou and second dam of one of the superstars of the Australian turf in Surround, the only three year-old filly to win a W.S Cox Plate-Gr.1. “He is a nice athletic colt with a great pedigree,” Corumbene’s Toby Frazer said. “He is a good mix of the qualities of both Commands and Zabeel.” The first crop progeny of Golden Slipper Stakes-Gr.1 winner Sepoy (Elusive Quality (USA)-Watchful by Danehill (USA)) have been in hot demand at the 2015 sales and they are sure to be keenly sought at Easter. Bred on a 3fx3m cross of Danehill, Lot 373 boasts duplications of the excellent mares Natalma, Somethingroyal and Flower Bowl, and her dam Donnica is by another Slipper hero in Flying Spur whose daughters are performing exceptionally well at stud, producing 54 stakes winners. Already the dam of two winners, Donnica is a sister to the stakes placed


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While it is a small draft from Corumbene Stud at Easter 2015, it is a select one, with the stud’s three yearlings chosen for their class, presence and style.

Roedean, dam of the Gr.3 placed multiple city winner Hoylonny. Roedean is best remembered as crossing the line first in a Blue Diamond Stakes-Gr.1 only to lose it following a positive swab to lignocaine. Donnica and Roedean’s dam Queen Kathleen (At Talaq) produced seven other winners and her dam, the city winner Residential Status, also boasts an excellent strike rate with five of her six foals to race being winners including the Eclipse Stakes-Gr.3 and Werribee Cup-LR winner Prime Address. Further back this is also the family of the stakes winners Demus, Innocent Affair, Fondness, Bay Regent, Status Symbol, Innocent Gamble and Viking Legend. “She is a nice filly with an excellent pedigree and she is a lovely mover. She looks like a natural two year-old type.”

Her young dam Icedginger is by Tale of the Cat (USA) (Storm Cat) who is already making a name for himself in the US as a broodmare sire with 30 stakes winners including the multiple Gr.1 winner It’s Tricky and Gr.1 winners Dortmund and Declassify. Also his daughters are also starting to perform well in the southern hemisphere, leaving nine stakes winners including Gr.2 winner Adrift. This filly is Icedginger’s second foal and her first, Theorize, also by Snitzel, has shown good promise at the trials. Again served by Snitzel last spring, Icedginger was twice city placed at two and at just her second start was placed in the rich Wyong Magic Millions Two Year-Old Slipper.

A half-sister to the multiple city winner Hadronica (dam of a Starspangledbanner weanling), Icedginger is out of a half-sister to the Corumbenebred Blue Diamond Stakes-Gr.1 winner True Jewels (dam of the Listed winner Villain) and the dual Gr.2 winner Wager. Juvenile stakes winner Noesis also hails from this family, which descends from the Black Opal Stakes-Gr.2 winner Marks Gain (Biscay), this filly’s fourth dam. “She is a typical Snitzel and she should run like most of them do. And she has a great temperament, she is an easy filly to do anything with,” Toby Frazer added.

Hailing from a well established Corumbene family, Lot 552 is a daughter of one of Redoute’s Choice’s finest sons in the Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1 winner Snitzel (sire of 28 stakes winners with an excellent 67.9% winners-to-runners strike rate) and boasts interesting and proven pedigree patterns. Carrying three strains of Lunchtime (as does Snitzel’s recent Gr.3 winner Wandjina) and two each of Storm Bird (as does Snitzel’s Gr.2 winner Time For War), Nijinsky II (as does Snitzel’s W.S Cox Plate-Gr.1 winner Shamus Award) and Biscay (five of Snitzel’s stakes winners are line-bred to him, including the Gr.1 sprinter Snitzerland), she is also line-bred to the influential mares Natalma and Grey Flight and is a descendant of the acclaimed matriarch Pretty Polly. EASTER PREVIEW

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EDINGLASSIE STUD Muswellbrook, NSW 2333 edinglassie.net.au Mick Talty: 0412 045 694

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

106 B/Br Colt

Dansili (GB)

Playboy Mansion (IRE)

169 Br Colt

Commands

Sevillano

184 B/Br Colt

Charge Forward

Silently

279 Br Colt

More Than Ready (USA)

Amelia’s Dream

318 B Filly

Snitzel

Burning Sands

414 B Filly

Commands

Fuji Fairy

453 B Filly

Northern Meteor

Isn’t it Delicious (IRE)

486 B Colt

Foxwedge

Val de Loire (NZ)

503 B Colt

Exceed and Excel

Annesong

527 B Colt

All American

Celtic Bloom

591 Br Filly

Authorized (IRE) Plumm

605 B Filly

Medaglia d’Oro (USA)

Ripe Plum

BREEDERS WHO ARE ALWAYS SHOOTING TO WIN EDINGLASSIE Stud is nestled on the banks of the Hunter River near Muswellbrook and is steeped in Australian pioneering heritage. The property was the initial settlement for the White family when they came to the Hunter Valley more than 150 years ago, before later being purchased by the Oatley family, famous for their yachting, equestrian and thoroughbred pursuits and of course for starting Rosemount Wines and as owners of Hamilton Island and Robert Oatley Wines. Today Edinglassie is a successful thoroughbred broodmare farm comprising 202ha (500 acres) of fertile, irrigated pastures with both undulating hills for growing strong yearlings, and gentle flats for mares and foals. Mares and young stock are well catered for with clean, healthy pastures and spacious, safe grazing. Edinglassie Stud has a proud recent history, having bred or sold exciting Gr.1 winners such as Shooting to Win, Bentley Biscuit, Nechita, God’s Own, Wonderful World, Nadeem, Sharscay and Miss Margaret, to name but a few nurtured there. Shooting to Win and Deep Field are brothers by Northern Meteor out of Edinglassie’s star resident broodmare Listen Here, a daughter of champion American sire Elusive Quality (USA). Shooting to Win was an impressive winner of the 2014 Caulfield GuineasGr.1 and Deep Field won his first five starts including the 2014 Salinger Stakes-Gr.2 in the spring before being placed third behind Lankan Rupee when first-up in the Lightning Stakes-Gr.1 in late February. Both are exciting future stallion prospects and are aiming for further Group success this autumn. Listen Here and her two sons have most certainly helped fly the flag for Edinglassie in the past 12 months, however success does not just rest with

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that trio. Other recent graduates from Edinglassie include the stakes placed Better Land (Shamardal (USA)-Amelia’s Dream by Redoute’s Choice), Gr.2 winner Ninth Legion, the Chris Waller-trained Mamwaazel, who recently won the Belle of the Turf Stakes-Gr.3 at Gosford, and Sebring Sun, an exciting son of Sebring with Golden Slipper aspirations. Edinglassie is taking an exciting draft of well bred yearlings to the 2015 Australian Easter Yearling Sale in April. The stud will offer seven colts and five fillies by leading sires including More Than Ready, Commands, Snitzel, Northern Meteor, Exceed and Excel, Dansili, Medaglia d’Oro and Charge Forward, as well as youngsters by classic winner Authorised, Gr.1 star All American and first crop Fastnet Rock Gr.1 winner Foxwedge. Edinglassie’s Mick Talty described the draft as “a really nice group of horses”. Mick is excited by the quality of these youngsters and says there should be something in their draft for most buyers. While Mick was keen to point out “they are all nice horses,” he singled out a few for special mention starting with


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Lot 486 is another nice colt singled out by Mick. He is from the first crop of William Reid-Gr.1 winner Foxwedge and is out of a winning Montjeu mare Val de Loire (NZ), a three-quarter sister to Gr.3 runner-up Angelica Hall, both from Listed winner Greta Hall (Kaapstad). This is the family of Gr.1 winner Golden Sword and Gr.3 winner Madam Valeta, dam of Gr.2 sprinter Falkirk and of Gr.2 winner Mulan Princess, dam of Gr.1 winner Royal Descent. Edinglassie-bred graduate Deep Field won his first five starts last spring

Lot 169, a Commands colt out of the Octagonal mare Sevillano. This colt is a half-brother to talented stakes winners Scream Machine (Excites) and Parrawi (Mossman) and is from the family of Gr.1 winners Miss Margaret and Dreamaway. Lot 184 is a “well put together” Charge Forward colt out of the stakeswinning Anabaa mare Silently. This colt’s dam is a half-sister to multiple Gr.1-winning Criterion and Gr.2 winner Varenna Miss, with second dam being Gr.3 winner Mica’s Pride. There is sure to be a buzz of excitement when Lot 279 strides into the sale ring at Newmarket as this brown colt is a half-brother to Better Land. He’s by champion sire More Than Ready and is out of Silver Slipper-Gr.2 winner Amelia’s Dream and bred on the wonderful More Than Ready/Danehill cross which has proved so effective in Australia. Second dam Shalt Not (St Covet) won the Listed Doomben Slipper and placed in a Magic Millions Two Year-Old Classic-RL and left eight winners, while third dam Outremer (IRE) (Cure The Blues), was stakes placed in France and is second dam of Gr.1 winner Grand Zulu.

A half-sister to triple Gr.1 winner Yosei is catalogued as Lot 414 and is also expected to be popular with buyers who remember her tough-as-teak sibling whose wins included the MRC 1000 Guineas, AJC Sires’ Produce and Tattersall’s Tiara at the elite level. This filly is by great winner-getter Commands and is out of Fuji Kiseki (JPN) mare Fuji Fairy, who has had four foals to race for three winners and is yet another from the wonderful Mumtaz Mahal family, this branch responsible for classic stars Alamshar (Irish Derby) and Alandi (Irish St Leger) and champion NZ sire Nassipour (USA) (Blushing Groom). Commands too is a Mumtal Mahal descendant, his branch coming to Australasia via his second dam Eight Carat (GB).

Lot 605 is a lovely filly by international sire success Medaglia d’Oro from winning Spectrum (IRE) mare Ripe Plum, who has had four to race for three winners including the promising Savoureux (Nadeem), winner of the 2014 Mode Plate-LR. Ripe Plum is a half-sister to Gr.3 winner Yvonne and this is the family of champion Australasian stayer Lord Reims and numerous big race stars including Bellota, Rocket Racer, Starzaan and Miss Margaret. Mick and his team at Edinglassie are looking forward to taking this draft to the Easter sales in April and in the meantime will be cheering on Shooting to Win, Deep Field, Ninth Legion, Sebring Sun, Savoureux, Scream Machine and any others they have bred or sold who are racing in Melbourne and Sydney during the rich autumn carnivals.

Edinglassie Stud has a proud recent history, having bred or sold exciting Gr.1 winners such as Shooting to Win, Bentley Biscuit, Nechita, God’s Own, Wonderful World, Nadeem, Sharscay and Miss Margaret, to name but a few nurtured there.

Lot 318 is a very well built Snitzel filly Mick believes “will attract a lot of interest”. She’s out of classy Marju (IRE) mare Burning Sands, a winner of the Sweet Embrace Stakes-Gr.3 and is from the family of Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 placed Skoozi Please. Burning Sands is a half-sister to Malaysian stakes winner Jeram New Village (nine wins) and four other winners. EASTER PREVIEW

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EMIRATES PARK New England Highway, Murrurundi NSW 2338 emiratespark.com.au t: 02 6546 6550 f: 02 6546 6585 Bryan Carlson: 0415 275 885 e: bryan@emiratespark.com.au

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

163 B Colt

Dream Ahead (USA) Schiaparelli

193 Ch Filly

Sepoy

250 B Colt

Dream Ahead (USA)

What Fun

260 Br Colt

Lonhro

Zyoon

336 B Filly

Snitzel

Cheyne Walk (USA)

386 B Filly

Fastnet Rock

Enshraah

420 Ch Filly

Snitzel

Ghaliah

445 Ch Colt

Dream Ahead (USA) Ilhaam

529 B Filly

Foxwedge

Cinque

584 B Filly

Dream Ahead (USA)

Paris Perfume

Snowgums

TIME FOR BUYERS TO DREAM AHEAD EMIRATES Park has been established in Australia for 25 years and during that time has achieved great success in breeding, selling and racing. His Excellency Nasser Lootah purchased Emirates Park (Blandford Park) in the Upper Hunter in 1989 and set out to establish a world class facility where he could enjoy his breeding and racing. In 1991, not long after the establishment of Emirates Park, His Excellency bred and sold a very nice yearling for $150,000 who was later named Encosta de Lago. Of course recently pensioned Encosta de Lago went on to reach the pinnacle of racing and breeding, becoming twice Champion Sire of Australia, and now becoming a sire of sires through Northern Meteor, Manhattan Rain and other sons.

Emirates Park will present four yearlings by resident sire Dream Ahead

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His Excellency has also reached the top in racing, winning Gr.1 races such as the Golden Slipper in 2014 with Mossfun, Coolmore Classic with Shamekha, the Doncaster with Secret Savings and Australian Guineas with homebred Al Maher, now a sire at Emirates Park. A huge passion for Nasser Lootah is watching progeny he has bred succeed

on the track, and here success stories include Elegant Fashion, Dash For Cash, Swiss Ace, Fat Al and Almalad. Wherever you turn you see a legacy of Emirates Park breeding, young gun Brazen Beau is from a Snaadee mare, the dam of Atlantic Jewel and Commanding Jewel, the Zabeel mare Regard was bred by Emirates Park; as were Secret Illusion (Secret Savings) dam of Secret Admirer; and Samar (Secret Savings) dam of Samaready; and Karrakatta Plate-Gr.2 winner Night War (a daughter of Samar). Stallions bred by Emirates Park including Dash For Cash, Swiss Ace and Encosta de Lago are leaving a lasting legacy. In 2015 Emirates Park offers a world class draft of Easter yearlings the international market would be happy to buy. It’s a draft dominated by speed with yearlings by Champion Two Year-Old and Champion Sprinter, the five-time Gr.1 winner Dream Ahead (USA), and Golden Slipper-Gr.1 hero Sepoy, both first crop sires, along with lots by proven stallions Fastnet Rock, Snitzel and Lonhro. The pedigrees of the 10 yearlings in the Emirates Park draft read like a who’s


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If you’re after speed then Dream Ahead could be your stallion. Best of all he is an outcross, and in Australia we are desperate for a major stallion free of Danzig. who of international racing and here’s a look at some of them. Lot 163, a bay colt by Dream Ahead from Schiaparelli by Woodman (USA) is a half-brother to Gr.2 winner and sire Rothesay by a five-time Gr.1 winner and from the family of Sepoy, Canny Lad and Earthquake. Second dam Canny Lass (Bletchingly) is a triple Gr.1 winner. Lot 193 is a chestnut filly by Sepoy from Snowgums (Redoute’s Choice). This is the first foal of a winning half-sister to Gr.1 winner Snowland, Gr.2 winner Portillo and stakes winner and sire Snippetson. This is also the family of Champion French Two Year-Old Colt and sire Myboycharlie (IRE). There’s speed galore in the pedigree of Lot 250, a bay colt by Dream Ahead from What Fun (Canny Lad). He is a half-brother to Ken Russell ClassicLR winner Cat D’antibes and to Eye For Fun, dam of Golden Slipper-Gr.1 winner Mossfun. Lot 260, a brown colt by Lonhro from Zyoon (Al Maher), is from a half-sister to Encosta de Lago, the only filly among Shoal Creek’s five foals. This is the family of Golden Slipper winner and Champion Sire Flying Spur and traces to Gr.1 winner and influential mare Fanfreluche (Northern Dancer).

Ilhaam (Secret Savings). This yearling is a half-brother to Gr.1 winner Almalad and his dam is a half-sister to triple Gr.1 winner County Tyrone and a sister to Samar (dam of Samaready and Night War). In 2015 Emirates Park’s sire Dream Ahead (Diktat-Land of Dreams by Cadeaux Genereux) has his first yearlings selling in Australia. Dream Ahead was a precocious juvenile, winning his first three starts including two Gr.1 races, and was crowned Co-Champion Two Year-Old with Frankel. At three he dominated the sprinting ranks in Europe winning the Newmarket July Cup, defeating top class sprinters including Star Witness; at his final start Dream Ahead had a defining win over 14-time Gr.1 winner Goldikova in the Prix De La Foret. Dream Ahead has been very well received at yearling sales around the

world with top prices of $860,000; $650,000; $560,000; $520,000; $460,000 and $380,000 and the top judges are buying them including Shadwell Stud, Qatar Racing, Mr Pan Sutong, China Horse Club, Moyglare Stud, Gerald Ryan, Aquanita Racing, Malua Racing, John Warren; John Thompson and Rabbah Bloodstock. Dream Ahead is an interesting stallion for yearling buyers to consider. He was a champion sprinter as were his first three paternal sires Diktat, Warning and Known Fact. His dam sire Cadeaux Generaux was also champion sprinter and his first three dams were also very good sprinters. So if you’re after speed then Dream Ahead could be your stallion. Best of all he is an outcross, and in Australia we are desperate for a major stallion free of Danzig. When you buy a yearling from Emirates Park you might just be buying a future stallion, Gr.1 winner or future champion.

Champion Fastnet Rock is the sire of Lot 386, a bay filly from Enshraah (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)). The dam is a half-sister to multiple Group winner Elegant Fashion (dam of Star Fashion) and her third dam is the English 1000 Guineas-Gr.1 winner Highclere (Queen’s Hussar), dam of Gr.2 winner Height of Fashion (dam of Derby winner Nashwan and Gr.1 winner Nayef, both sires) and Gr.2 placed Highbrow (dam of Gr.1 winner My Kingdom of Fife). Lot 445 is an outstanding colt by champion Dream Ahead and from EASTER PREVIEW

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EUREKA STUD Cambooya Qld eurekastud.com.au t: 07 4696 1204 Scott McAlpine: 0408 700 724 Jenny McAlpine: 0411 504 803 Angus McAlpine: 0417 745 347 e: eurekastud@bigpond.com

EUREKA STUD

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

391 B Colt

So You Think (NZ)

Express Air

509 Br Colt

New Approach (IRE)

Bal du Siecle (GB)

BRILLIANT WINNERS CONTINUE A FAMILY TRADITION WHEN Andrew McAlpine founded Eureka Stud on the Darling Downs in 1935 he could not have imagined the success that was to come the way of this family-owned thoroughbred nursery. In recent times horses like AJC Oaks winner Just Now, Magic Millions 2YO Classic heroine Sea Cabin and the brilliant brothers Spirit of Boom and Temple of Boom have flown the flag for the stud. Dual Group 1 winner Spirit Of Boom is a new addition to the Eureka Stud stallion roster

Eureka-bred Tinto, winner of the 2014 Group 1 Queensland Oaks

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Similar to a number of thoroughbred studs in Queensland, the property has been handed down from one generation to the next with Andrew’s son and grandson, Colin and Scott, the current managing owners. Whether it is the breeding and agistment of mares, rearing foals, raising and preparing yearlings, or spelling racehorses, Eureka’s philosophy is to allow horses to relax and roam free over undulating hills or across miles of natural pasture or crop-sown paddocks to assists in their development, progress and peace of mind. “The fertile black soil of the Darling Downs, the fresh running creek water, rolling hills and Queensland sunshine, all amidst the fresh mountain air atop the Great Dividing Range, works wonders for the development, rest and recovery of horses,” Scott said. Over the years Eureka has earned the title of Leading Queensland Stud and has stood successful Queensland stallions, Semipalatinsk

(USA), Brave Warrior and Piccolo (GB) amongst others. The recently retired dual Gr.1 winner Spirit of Boom and Red Dazzler (sire of Gr.1 winner Tinto) are the current resident stallions. The past 12 months has been a particularly fruitful period for Eureka thanks to the deeds of not only Spirit of Boom (Gr.1 wins in the Doomben 10,000 and William Reid Stakes) and his half-brother the ATC The Galaxy-Gr.1 winner Temple of Boom (also Victory Stakes-Gr.2 and runner-up in the Doomben 10,000-Gr.1 and Stradbroke Handicap-Gr.1), but also with Tinto winning the Queensland Oaks–Gr.1 and Pure Purrfection taking out the Listed Bribie Handicap. Pure Purrfection is now in foal to Spirit of Boom. Eureka mares have won the Queensland Broodmare of the Year Award on no less than five occasions, most recently with Temple Spirit, dam of Spirit of Boom and Temple of Boom. The stud owes much of its success to a historical (yet increasingly rare) approach of supporting foundation mares and their daughters over decades, a strategy Scott says is “also supported by world renowned owner/ breeder, the Aga Khan”. Eureka is taking two colts to the 2015 Australian Easter Yearling sale in April and Scott was keen to talk about the youngsters and the sale in general.


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by MICHAEL VINCENT Q: How long have you been selling at the Inglis Easter Sale? A: “Last year was our first year back at Easter after quite some time. We sold three Snitzel yearlings and one of them, Air Apparent, is showing quite a bit of promise. She was sixth of 14 in the Blue Diamond Stakes-Gr.1 on February 28 and looks to have a bright future.” Q: Why do you like selling at Easter? A: “Being a later sale it offers an opportunity for the yearlings to develop further than they may have if prepared for the earlier sales. Easter is a premium auction and it attracts owners and trainers from all over Australia and internationally. It’s a sale we particularly target with yearlings who are out of our better-bred mares and by the top-end sires.” Q: What are some of your recent selling highlights at Inglis? A: “We sold three nice yearlings at the Classic Sale this February and were quite happy with our results. Our QTIS Hinchinbrook colt sold for 65,000 and we also sold a nice Snitzel filly and a Smart Missile colt. At the 2014 Easter Sale we sold Air Apparent for $100,000 and she already looks a really good buy for her owners.” Q: Can you tell me about some of the racetrack successes for Eureka-bred horses? A: “Eureka has helped produce Group winners in every state of Australia including Gr.1 winners Spirit of Boom, Temple of Boom, Tinto, Picaday, Just Now, Scenic Peak and Show a Heart, as well as multiple Group wins and Gr.1 seconds for horses such as Eureka Jewel, Memphis Blues and Skalato. We’re looking forward to following the success of Air Apparent this autumn and in the future.

Q: Can you provide an overview of your 2015 draft? A: “We are taking two athletic and very well bred colts to Sydney. The first is Lot 391, a strong son of So You Think (NZ). He is out of homebred Eureka mare Express Air (Piccolo (GB)), a winner of three races including the Queensland Guineas-Gr.2. This colt is a fourth generation horse from the farm and we have had good success with prolific winners such as stakes winner Diamondsondinside, a winner of 15 races, and stakes-placed horses such as Pearly Shells (eight wins) and Igles Star (seven wins), all from the family of this colt. “So You Think (High Chaparral) is a multiple Gr.1 winner in Australia and Europe and of course a dual winner of Australia’s premier WFA race, the W.S. Cox Plate-Gr.1. He was a champion on the track and if early sales results are anything to go by, he looks like being a successful sire.

“The second of our colts is Lot 509, a very well-related son of New Approach. A son of Galileo, New Approach was a superb two and three year-old and his eight wins (five Gr.1) included the Dewhurst StakesGr.1 and the English Derby-Gr.1. He’s doing a good job in both the hemispheres as a stallion with his winners including Dawn Approach, European Champion Two Year-Old Colt and winner of eight of his 12 starts. Dawn Approach shuttled for Darley in 2014. In Australia, New Approach has sired May’s Dream winner of the Australian Oaks-Gr.1 as well as Group winners Gamblin’ Guru and Montsegur. This colt, from the Danehill Dancer mare Bal du Siecle (GB), is from a very well-performed family whose members include the champion Might and Power and other Gr.1 winners Mosheen and Lucky Owners. On type it will be difficult to find a better-looking horse at the sales. We’re excited to be taking these two colts to the sales and are confident both will be popular.”

“Eureka has helped produce Group winners in every state of Australia including Gr.1 winners Spirit of Boom, Temple of Boom, Tinto, Picaday, Just Now, Scenic Peak and Show a Heart, as well as multiple Group wins and Gr.1 seconds for horses such as Eureka Jewel, Memphis Blues and Skalato.”

Air Apparent - sold by Eureka at Inglis Easter 2014. The filly, who is in training with David Hayes at Lindsay Park, ran 6th in the Gr.1 Blue Diamond Stakes. EASTER PREVIEW

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EVERGREEN STUD FARM 2163 Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae NSW evergreenstudfarm.com.au t: 02 4987 4745 Tony Bott: 0418 496 080

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

23 B Filly

Lonhro

Legal Consent

73 B Colt

Medaglia d’Oro (USA)

Mysterious Light

113 B Colt

Fastnet Rock

Princess Coup

310 B Colt

Fastnet Rock

Black Mamba (NZ)

FASTNET ROCK COLTS FROM GR.1 STARS TONY BOTT’S boutique Evergreen Stud Farm at Heatherbrae has an excellent record of producing the type of racehorse buyers love. The BTC T.J. Smith-Gr.1 winner Sizzling (SnitzelAdmirelle by General Nediym), who has earnings of $1.3m, was sold off the farm and other graduates include Gr.1 placed, Listed winner Run for Naara (More Than Ready-Kristopher Street (USA) by Kris S), Gr.2 winner Happy Galaxy (Nadeem-Seven Stars by King’s Best (USA)) as well as several Listed winners in the past few years. Evergreen Stud Farm graduate Sizzling, winner of the Group 1 T.J. Smith

Evergreen Stud’s yearling manager, Andrew Russell, believes the core reason for these successes is the climate on the farm. “The beauty of this property is that it is basically drought proof, which allows us to feed consistently all year around. This results in consistent growth on our young horses, which of course means they have good solid bones, resulting in long term soundness,” Russell said. “The other key factor is that we have dedicated, experienced staff and because we provide the whole range of bloodstock services, our staff can follow a horse on our property from birth through yearling preparation, breaking in, pre-training and racing agistment. Then when a client’s horse retires to stud, we continue the cycle with the knowledge and understanding of the horse’s specific needs.” In 2015, Evergreen Stud presents a small draft of four yearlings, but each has huge

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credentials with plenty for buyers to get excited about. First cab off the rank is Lot 23 and this filly represents a cross that works as she is by Lonhro from the Danehill mare Legal Consent. There’s residual value here too as this yearling is a half-sister to West Australia Derby-Gr.1 and WA Oaks-Gr.3 winner Dreamaway (More than Ready) and stakes winner New Spice (Old Spice), a winner of nine races and almost $500,000, as well as two other winners. Second dam Fancy Miss (NZ) (Sir Tristram) was a Listed winner


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by RENEE GEELEN Thewizardofoz, has just been transferred to Hong Kong where he will join the stable of John Size. Princess Coup has a strong family too, with her first two dams, Stoneyfell Road and Arch Duchess, being stakes winners and stakes producers. “This colt is typical of the Fastnet Rock type, very athletic with a great attitude to life. A good moving sort of individual,” Russell said.

Our staff can follow a horse from birth through yearling preparation, breaking in, pre-training and racing agistment

who left dual Gr.1 winner Miss Margaret (Marscay) herself the dam of two stakes winners. “This filly is a forward type who throws to the Danehill mould with that typical Danehill swagger as she walks,” Russell said. Much has been written about proven sire and triple Gr.1 winner Medaglia d’Oro (USA) (El Prado-Cappucino Bay by Bailjumper) and the consensus is that he appears to the eye to be bigger than he is, with a racing style that made the most of his long stride and high head carriage. Lot 73 is a colt Russell describes as “in the same mould as the sire, a classical type of yearling with great scope and good bone, very handsome.” This colt is from Mysterious Light (Fantastic Light (USA)), a city-winning mare from the family of Champion Sire Fastnet Rock. Now Medaglia d’Oro’s first Australian runners are kicking goals, this colt, who certainly has a stallion’s pedigree, is well worth an inspection. The mare’s first foal, Mali Rose, also by the sire, had one start last season as a juvenile in the Maribyrnong Trial Stakes-

LR for sixth, and now three, has recently trialled well for Gai Waterhouse. The last two colts for Evergreen’s 2015 Easter draft, in ring order, are both by Champion Sire Fastnet Rock, who needs no introduction to readers, but let’s quickly re-cap. A dual Gr.1-winning three year-old sprinter, Fastnet Rock went to stud with much fanfare, and has definitely lived up to the hype. His first crop was in 2006, and he has 74 individual stakes winners, headed by 18 Gr.1 winners and a Champion Sire title in 2011-12. Fastnet Rock, who commands the highest fee of any sire in Australia, heads this season’s premiership with 13 individual stakes winners already on the board at the half-way point for 2014-15. Lot 113 is a colt “by a champion out of a champion”. This combination isn’t seen very often, and this colt’s dam is four-time Gr.1 winner Princess Coup (Encosta de Lago), who was crowned NZ Champion Three Year-Old in 2006-07. Her first foal is Vanilla Princess, a city winner this season by Lonhro, and her second foal, by Redoute’s Choice,

The other Fastnet Rock colt is equally well credentialed. Lot 310 is the son of Black Mamba (NZ) (Black Minnaloushe (USA)) who was exported to the US after running fifth to the aforementioned Princess Coup in the NZ Oaks-Gr.1 and excelled in American conditions winning another six races including the Del Mar John C. Mabee Handicap-Gr.1 as well as a Gr.2 and two Listed events. Her dam is the NZ Oaks-Gr.1 placed Sneech (Grosvenor) and it is a very strong family whose members include Gr.1 winners Roman Emperor (Montjeu), Glorious Days (Hussonet) and Tully Thunder (Thunder Gulch). Black Mamba’s first foal is Ringhals, a three year-old Street Cry filly now owned by Darley, and her two year-old by Redoute’s Choice, Blackmarker, has trialled well recently for Gai Waterhouse. Russell says of this yearling colt, “He is a well grown, very athletic style of horse who will suit most buyers. He has good bone and is very easy on the eye.”

“This is by far the best quality draft of yearlings we’ve ever taken to Easter. Three of the four have direct Gr.1 connections, and the other holds a stallion-making pedigree, so I’d say we have ticked all the boxes.”

Although this is only a small draft of four yearlings, Russell is enthusiastically optimistic about the sale. “This is by far the best quality draft of yearlings we’ve ever taken to Easter. Three of the four have direct Gr.1 connections, and the other holds a stallion-making pedigree, so I’d say we have ticked all the boxes. It is very hard to stand out at Easter, but we definitely have lots of ammunition this year.” Evergreen will present a Fastnet Rock colt out of multiple Group 1 winner Princess Coup

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FAIRVIEW PARK STUD Grose Wold, NSW t: 02 4572 1696 f: 02 6543 8334 Linda Duckworth: 0416 276 454 kianben@summit.net.au

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

So You Think (NZ) Kishkat

2 Br Colt

DAM

492 Br Colt

Northern Meteor

Westphalia (USA)

522 B Colt

Hinchinbrook

Calaluna

555 Ch Filly

Choisir

It’s Not On

570 B Colt

Snitzel

Magnifique Lass

573 B Colt

Northern Meteor

Marie’s Basket

575 B Colt

Star Witness

Miskish

SLIPPER SUCCESS HIGHLIGHTS A WINNING STRATEGY WHEN a vendor sells a Golden Slipper winner, you’d expect to see lots of backslapping and general cheering about the achievement as breeding the winner of our major race for two year-olds is the ultimate goal for many breeders. Last year’s Golden Slipper-Gr.1 winner Mossfun (Mossman-Eye for Fun by Snitzel)), bred in conjunction by Fairview Park’s Linda Duckworth, her husband Dr Ian Duckworth and partners Heather McKinnon and Darren Pullman, sold at Easter in 2013 for $85,000 and yet Linda Duckworth remains down to earth about Mossfun and her victory. “Oh, lots of great things have already been written about her and her win in the Slipper was terrific,” she said, “but to us she was just a nice big, athletic filly.” Fairview Park sold her half-brother by Magic Albert last year at Easter for $750,000, and now named Mawahibb, he ran fourth on debut to Vancouver in the Canonbury Stakes-Gr.3. Unfortunately, their dam Eye for Fun missed the next two seasons and won’t have a yearling on offer for a while yet. Another high profile graduate from this vendor is the Gr.1-winning colt and

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now young sire Ilovethiscity (Magic Albert-Kensington Rose by Kenfair)). Winner of the 2011 Royal Randwick Guineas-Gr.1, Ilovethiscity has his first crop of yearlings for sale this year. There are plenty of other winners as well, such as Listed performer Unequivocal (Not a Single Doubt-Chocaholic by General Nediym)) and recent exciting debut winner Nancy (Big Brown-Shalimar Sky (Hurricane Sky)). Linda Duckworth puts these recent successes down to a few simple factors. “Luck aside, we always breed to colonial stallions as we know that they are best suited to local racing conditions; and we also use the same philosophy with our broodmares,” she said. “We like to have female families buyers are familiar and comfortable with, not just because we think it works best on our racetracks, but also it helps buyers when they on-sell to their own clients. All up, it is a good recipe for us and we will keep using it.” The farm itself is a tranquil 60.7ha (150 acres) set at the base of the Blue Mountains on the Grose River in the Hawkesbury region. The land is a mixture of hills and flats and is home to


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around 40 broodmares including clientowned horses. Every year Fairview Park offers between 20 and 30 yearlings for sale, with a small draft of those at Easter. This year the stud has seven yearlings in its Easter draft. Fairview will have an exciting start to Easter 2015 with Lot 2 in the sale being “a big strong colt by champion So You Think out of the brilliant SW Kishkat winner of the Toy Show and 3rd in the Gr.2 Chelmsford S. She is a beautiful mare who won 5 of her 9 starts and is already a winner producer. This colt also has a lot of strength and quality from his sire.” Lot 492 is by the ill-fated Gr.1 winner and superb sire Northern Meteor from US bred Westphalia (Gone West) who is a French juvenile winner and daughter of Europe’s Champion Three Year-Old Filly of 1993, the three-time Gr.1 winner Intrepidity (Sadler’s Wells). This colt has a strong European flavour to his pedigree and has inbreeding to Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector and is line bred to influential mare Rough Shod. His dam has already produced two winners. He is “a precocious colt with a great temperament and very athletic.”

family. This yearling is “a typical Choisir, quite precocious.” Lot 570, is by Snitzel, “emerging as one of our best all round sires” from triple winner Magnifique Lass (More Than Ready), he is the third foal of a winning sister to AJC Shorts HandicapGr.2 winner Fritz’s Princess who was also Gr.1 placed (in the Winter Stakes and The Galaxy). The first foal of Magnifique Lass is already a winner and this is the family of champion two year-old colt and successful NZ based sire Align (Night Shift). The next colt (Lot 573) in this draft is by Northern Meteor from winning mare Marie’s Basket (Night Shift) who has had three foals to race, all winners, including Letchworth (10 wins and $324,625). The second dam is stakes winner Exceptional Angel who is the second dam of Queensland Derby-Gr.1 winner Hawkspur (Purrealist). “This is a very tough, sound family and this colt looks ready to go.”

Last through the ring in this draft is Lot 575, a Star Witness colt from multiple city winner Miskish (Fastnet Rock). The dam won four races and more than $125,000 and this colt is her first foal. “He throws very strongly to his dam, and has a lot of the Fastnet Rock look about him.” There is plenty of speed in this pedigree as Miskish is a half-sister to stakes winner Nan Tien (Jan Murray) and this is the family of tough Gr.2 winner Rain Affair (Commands) and Golden Slipper-Gr.1 placed Been There (Boucher).

“Overall our draft is full of nice types who trainers will find easy to on-sell. The best yearlings off the farm have been selected for this sale, and with local pedigrees we hope that helps trainers and syndicators find owners who can take the next step with them.”

“Overall our draft is full of nice types who trainers will find easy to on-sell. The best yearlings off the farm have been selected for this sale, and with local pedigrees we hope that helps trainers and syndicators find owners who can take the next step with them.” Fairview Park’s reputation as a great winner producing nursery looks set to be enhanced with its draft for Easter 2015.

Another early maturing horse in this draft is Lot 522, by Hinchinbrook from multiple city winner Calaluna (Mujahid) who has left two winners from as many to race. This colt is from the family of champion two year-old Victory Vein (second dam of recent Gr.3 winner Sookie), and is very similar to both his sire (a son of Fastnet Rock) and family. “He looks like he will run early, a strong forward colt”. The only filly in this draft is Lot 555, by international sprint champion Choisir from It’s Not On (by Golden Slipper winner Tierce). The dam won at two and is a half-sister to champion juvenile and dual Gr.1 winner and Golden Slipper runner-up Victory Vein and boasts a 100% producer record with all her seven foals to race being winners, including Gr.2 placed Kyros (Snowland). This filly’s second dam produced nine winners, so it certainly is a running EASTER PREVIEW

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HOLBROOK THOROUGHBREDS Scone NSW t: 02 6545 1072 e: holbrook18@bigpond.com Julie Harris: 0417 473 195

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

5 B Colt

Smart Missile

Kraal

440 B Filly

Hinchinbrook

Hot ‘n’ Breezy

462 B/Br Filly

Snitzel

Jubilee Kate

496 Br Colt

Testa Rossa

Zacushla (NZ)

499 B Colt

Congrats (USA)

Zakynthos Star

520 Ch Filly

Choisir

But I’m Serious

532 B Colt

New Approach (IRE) Clothilde

539 B Colt

Helmet

Democrat

BREEDING WINNERS IS IN THE GENES THE Harris family has been raising good horses for generations and Julie Harris, the latest in a long line of experienced thoroughbred breeders, is carrying on the good work at her lovely property in the epicentre of the breeding industry in the Hunter Valley. Holbrook Thoroughbreds is a family owned boutique broodmare and agistment farm in prime thoroughbred country about 15 kilometres east of Scone on the Pages River. Julie Harris and parents Alan and Madge started Holbrook Thoroughbreds at the Scone property in 1998 following a long involvement in the Harris family’s Holbrook Stud in the Widden Valley, which had been breeding thoroughbreds very successfully for more than 150 years. We caught up with Julie Harris to talk to her about the 2015 Australian Easter Yearling Sale draft from Holbrook Thoroughbreds.

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Q: Why do you like selling at Easter? A: “The Easter sale caters for buyers and sellers at all levels. There is a very strong and diverse buying bench, so if you have a particularly nice yearling, the sky is the limit.” Q: What are some of your recent selling highlights at Inglis? A: “In 2012 we sold a Lonhro filly out of Gr.2 winner Patpong (Royal Academy) for $510,000, making her the most expensive yearling filly by her sire sold that year. In 2013 we sold a Snitzel colt out of Jubilee Kate (Distinctly North) for $300,000 and this year we’re offering the sister to him as Lot 462. Snitzem, winner of four races and nearly $200,000, is a brother to both yearlings. At last year’s Easter sale we sold a New Approach colt out of Gr.3-winning Danehill mare Clothilde for $400,000. We’re offering the brother to him at Easter.

Q: How long have you been selling at the Inglis Easter Sale?

Q: Can you tell me about some of the racetrack successes for horses sold by Holbrook?

A: “This is our 10th year selling at Inglis Easter and with eight nice yearlings it is the largest draft we’ve taken there.”

A: “I mentioned Snitzem, a winner of four races, three at Moonee Valley. He was also placed at Gr.2 and Gr.3 level.


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by MICHAEL VINCENT Hot Danish was a wonderful race mare for Les Bridge and her owners. She won two Gr.1 races and 11 stakes races all told, and from 31 career starts over six seasons she won 16 times and ran a place on a further nine occasions to earn $2.3m. More recently we have had Binky Toy win two in Perth, making it five starts for two wins and two seconds in her short career in 2015. Her last run was a 4th in the Listed WATC Ascot One Thousand Guineas. Also we recently had the promising Voilier run second in the Silver Slipper Stakes-Gr.2, a valuable lead up race to the Golden Slipper. Star West Australian mares Elite Belle and Real Love were raised on our farm and we sold Divine Ten who is a stakes winner in Hong Kong and a winner of more than $600,000. We are offering a half-brother to him by Congrats (Lot 499) for Easter.” Q: Can you provide an overview of your 2015 draft? A: “We have a lovely, even draft of nice horses with five colts and three fillies. Five are by leading sires Snitzel, Testa Rossa, Choisir, New Approach and Congrats, we have a filly by a leading first season sire Hinchinbrook, and two yearlings by popular freshmen sires Smart Missile and Helmet. “We start with Lot 5, a colt by Smart Missile from city-placed Kraal (Viscount). This is her first live foal and she is a half-sister to three stakes performers including Sabie. With the Smart Missiles selling very well this year already and being purchased by many of Australia’s leading trainers and owners, this colt whose third dam is Gr.3 winner Lusso, is sure to be popular. Lot 440 is a filly by one of the leading first season sires in Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock) and from noted producer Hot ‘n’ Breezy (Zephyr Zip). This yearling is a half-sister to the tough mare Hot Danish, multiple Gr.1 winner of the All-Aged Stakes-Gr.1 and Doomben 10,000-Gr.1 and more than $2.33m in prizemoney. Holbrook sold Hot Danish in 2005 for just $32,000.

“Lot 462 is a sister to Snitzem and the Snitzel colt who sold for $300,000 in 2013, all from Jubilee Kate (Distinctly North). The dam has had two to race for two winners, the other being city winner and Gr.3 fourth Academy Magic. This filly is from a family of stakes winners such as the mother-daughter pair of Rouquin and Patpong, Gold Coast Guineas-Gr.3 winner Chakvetadze and Cheval Place. Lot 496 is a Testa Rossa colt from Zacushla, a multiple winner and stakes placed daughter of champion sire Zabeel. The mare has had an impressive six to race for six winners and is from a family rich in black type including Master McGinty and Starstruck.

at the sales. Our Congrats colt (Lot 499) is from stakes placed Zakynthos Star (Dehere) who won seven races. She’s had four to race for four winners including the Hong Kong Gr.3 winner Divine Ten. International sprint champion Choisir has been a wonderful sire and we have a lovely filly (Lot 520) by him. She is out of the Gr.3 placed Bianconi (USA) mare But I’m Serious who won six races, twice at two. She’s had two to race and both are multiple winners, while second dam All Angels is a stakes winner of nine races. This is the family of Golden Slipper winner Dark Eclipse, fifth dam of this filly.

“Congrats (A.P. Indy) has already sired more than 340 winners (17SW) in the US, his first Australian runners are two and his yearlings have been very popular

“Lot 532 is a brother to the New Approach-Clothilde (Danehill (USA)) colt who sold for $400,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Sale. Clothilde, a Gr.3 winner and daughter of Silver Shadow Stakes-Gr.2 winner Seika (Canny Lad), has done a good job, with four winners from four to race including the city winner Chart (Viscount), who has won seven races. Lot 539 is by freshman sire Helmet, winner of the Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1 and two other Gr.1 races and a son of Exceed and Excel.

“This is our 10th year selling at Inglis Easter and with eight nice yearlings it is the largest draft we’ve taken there.”

This colt is out of Democrat (Octagonal), a multiple winner who is from the family of stakes winners including Denman, Safeguard, Rio Osa and Soul. This yearling’s second and third dams are by champions Canny Lad and Vain, and second dam Dixiegem is a sister to Gr.1 winner Preserve.” EASTER PREVIEW

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KIA-ORA STUD Scone NSW kiaorastud.com t: 02 6543 7105 f: 02 6543 7319 Alex Kingston: 0447 264 718 alex@kiaoraestates.com.au Stuart Doughty: 0409 075 604 stuart@ kiaoraestates.com.au

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

37 B Colt

Fastnet Rock

Mani Bhavan (USA)

65 B Filly

Fastnet Rock

More Than Real (USA)

246 G Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Warpath

253 B Filly

Fastnet Rock

Zarinia (IRE)

259 B Colt

More Than Ready (USA) Zona

300 B Colt

Fastnet Rock

Banc de Fortune

325 B Filly

Lonhro

Carribean Sunset (IRE)

361 B Colt

Fastnet Rock

Decelerator (USA)

400 B Filly

Sebring

Fast ‘n’ Witty

427 Ch Colt

More Than Ready (USA) Gunawati

LOOKING FOR A FASTNET ROCK? FIVE OF THE BEST HERE KIA-ORA Stud’s Easter 2015 draft is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the team at the Scone farm, and stud manager Alex Kingston is justifiably proud of the results. “The team as a whole has taken a lot of effort in preparing our yearlings and we are very happy with the quality of the draft.” “They are yearlings who have been very carefully selected with Easter in mind and they have been specifically aimed at the sale.” Champion stallion Fastnet Rock is the sire of five of Kia-Ora’s draft and on the back of his stellar record of 74 stakes winners and progeny earnings in excess of $67m they are sure to be in demand. A lovely colt is the first Fastnet Rock in the Kia-Ora draft. Lot 37 is bred on the same Fastnet Rock/Storm Cat cross (one that provides for the duplication of the excellent mare Crimson Saint) as Gr.1 winners Foxwedge and Irish Lights and four other stakes winners. He is out of the imported Gr.1 winner Mani Bhavan (USA) (Storm Boot), a half-sister to the Gr.2 galloper Hear The Ghost. “He is one of our draft’s stand-outs,” said Kingston. “He has great size, scope and strength. He is a very precocious colt and has a good walk.” There have been eight runners by Fastnet Rock out of More Than Ready mares and seven are winners, including the NZ 1000 Guineas-Gr.1 winner Atlante and the Listed winner Impetuous. Lot 65 is the first foal of the US Gr.2 winner More Than Real (USA), a daughter of the five times stakes winner Miss Seffens (Dehere). Her third dam

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Noise Enough, a half-sister to the Gr.3 winner Katahaula County, is also a Listed winner. “She is a great first foal, a filly with a beautiful head and a great body. She is everything you’d want in a first foal.” Bred on a 3mx5f cross of Danzig, Lot 253 is a half-sister to the South African star Igugu, winner of 10 races including four at Gr.1 level. Also a half-sister to the local Gr.3 winner Honorius, she is out of the regally bred mare Zarinia (IRE) (Intikhab), descendant of the champion filly Petite Etoile (Petition) and further back the flying Mumtaz Mahal. “She is very much like her sire, with a big, athletic walk.” A brother to the juvenile stakes winner Eagle Island and bred on a 2mx3f cross of Danehill, the bay Fastnet Rock colt catalogued as Lot 300 is out of the Listed winner Banc de Fortune (Galileo), daughter of the dual Gr.1 winner Danendri. That AJC Oaks and Ansett Australia Stakes winner also produced the Gr.3 winner Zingam and she is the second dam of the VRC Oaks-Gr.1 and Vinery Stud Stakes-Gr.1 winner Faint Perfume. “Another precocious colt, he has great strength and all the attributes of a future stallion prospect. He has big jowls, a great head and he is a well balanced athlete.” The final of Kia-Ora’s Easter Fastnet Rock yearlings is Lot 361. Bred on the same Fastnet Rock/Dehere cross as the dual Gr.3 winner We’re Gonna Rock, he is the first foal for the imported Gr.3 winner Decelerator (USA) (Dehere) whose second dam is the Gr.1 mare Fabulous Notion, dam of the Gr.1 filly Fabulously Fast. “He is another very nice


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by KRISTEN MANNING “He is a terrific first foal, a horse with a lot of quality and presence. He is very athletic, well balanced and good sized. We think he will be a stand-out More Than Ready at the sale.” Another highlight for Kia-Ora is Lot 325, a bay filly by Lonhro, a sire who has crossed extremely well with mares carrying a Danehill strain, siring 15 stakes winners on that cross, including the Gr.1 gallopers Bounding and Benfica. This filly is the second foal of the Danehill Dancer mare Caribbean Sunset (IRE), an imported triple Gr.3 winner who was also Gr.1 placed on five occasions. Third dam is the Gr.1 mare Queen to Conquer who established a high class dynasty in France and Germany. first foal. He is short coupled, athletic and has a very good walk.” Danehill’s other star son Redoute’s Choice is also represented in this high class draft. Lot 246 is a grey filly and is the second foal of the Listed winner Warpath (Reset), from the family of Hong Kong Gr.2 winner Destined For Glory. Bred on the same Redoute’s Choice/Zabeel cross as the Gr.1 winners Lankan Rupee, Samantha Miss and Shootoff, she is a descendant of the acclaimed matriarch Plucky Liege. “She is a horse who has improved dramatically over the course of her preparation. She is a good sized, well balanced filly.” Two More Than Ready colts are also bound to invite plenty of attention from prospective buyers. Lot 259, from the same family as Lot 300, is a half-brother, out of the Zabeel mare Zona, to the dual Gr.1 winner Faint Perfume. A grandson of another dual Gr.1 winner

in Danendri (Danehill), he is bred on the More Than Ready/Danehill cross whose success is well documented. More Than Ready also boasts a good strike rate over Zabeel, with his stakes winners War and Ashokan bred on the cross. “He will need a bit of time but he is a well balanced, great walker from a strong family.” Again providing for the More Than Ready/Danehill cross, Lot 427 is the first foal of the city-winning Galileo mare Gunawati. More Than Ready has sired four stakes winners out of mares carrying a Sadler’s Wells strain, including his Golden Slipper Stakes-Gr.1 winner Phelan Ready and his Canadian Gr.1 winner Regally Ready. Gunawati is a daughter of the Gr.3 winner One World (Danehill), also dam of the Gr.3-winning juvenile One Last Dance. This family has produced the outstanding stallions Storm Cat and Royal Academy.

“She is our stand-out filly, a very good second foal. She is very athletic and she has a lot of quality. She has a lovely head, a good eye and plenty of scope. We are confident that she will do very well at the sale.” Another in-form stallion in Golden Slipper hero Sebring is also represented. Lot 400 is a bay filly and the first foal of the unraced Fast ‘N’ Witty, a daughter of Fastnet Rock, a stallion already making a name for himself as a broodmare sire. This yearling’s second dam is the Listed winner Crystal Wit (Distorted Humor), dam of the stakes placed Fast Talker and daughter of the terrific broodmare Crystal Snip. All 11 of her named foals were winners including the Golden Slipper Stakes-Gr.1 heroine Crystal Lily and the Listed winners Amaethon and Crystal Web. This yearling is bred on a 4mx3m cross of Danehill. “This is another lovely first foal, she is a very athletic filly by a proven stallion from a real running family.”

“The team as a whole has taken a lot of effort in preparing our yearlings and we are very happy with the quality of the draft.”

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MACQUARIE STUD Mitchel Highway, Wellington NSW macquariestud.com.au t: 02 6845 1124 f: 02 6845 1124 e: tbred@bigpond.com David Baxter: 0417 800 002 Mark Lousick: 0417 800 008

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

12 Br Filly

Snitzel

Lady Gretchen (NZ)

50 B Filly

Stratum

Miss Bax

257 Br Colt

More Than Ready (USA)

Zingaling

302 Ch Colt

Star Witness

Be Elusive (NZ)

324 Br Colt

Exceed and Excel

Canyonville (NZ)

338 B/Br Colt

Stratum

Chose That

372 Br Filly

Exceed and Excel

Donna Intelligente

396 B Colt

Northern Meteor

Fairytale Dancer

526 B Filly

Star Witness

Cashew

LOYAL STAFF, QUALITY CARE A WINNING COMBINATION DAVID BAXTER’S Macquarie Stud has been in his family for about 50 years and has been selling at the Inglis Australian Easter Sale since 1975. This longevity in the breeding industry is admirable and when asked about it, Baxter said there were two main factors, the first was to keep working hard to strive for quality, but by far the most important factor was loyal staff. Macquarie Stud certainly has that loyalty in spades including three staff members who have been at the stud for a combined 105 years. They are Greg Henman, 45 years, Mark Lousick, 35 years and Jason Lay, 25 years. This work ethic, quality care, and a property offering a perfect environment for thoroughbreds has proved a winning combination. Macquarie Stud’s 1214ha (3000 acre) property fronts the Macquarie River, giving the farm fertile grazing land and providing a great start to life for racehorses. In recent times, good horses to come off the farm include two youngsters who each won on debut this year. Stevie Boy (by Exceed and Excel) won in Sydney at the start of February over 1100m and Broad Shoulders (Shamardal) won at Wyong over 1100m on February 15 and is a half-brother to Lot 50 in Macquarie’s Easter draft, a filly by Stratum from Miss Bax (Canny

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Lad), who carries a 3fx2f cross of Golden Slipper winner and sire Canny Lad. Other good horses to come from this property in the past few years include Gr.2 winner Arabian Gold (Dubawi), and Listed winners Beyonce’s Star (Orientate) and Destiny’s Kiss (Power of Destiny). Further back in time, Baxter says there are too many good horses to recall all of them, but his two favourites are AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes-Gr.1 winner Shaybisc (Biscay) who was owned by the late John Bradshaw, and Magic Gleam (Rassendyll) who had 100 starts from age two to age 10 and took home 80 cheques, including placing twice in the Galaxy Handicap-Gr.1. He was the type of tough consistent horse that any owner would be pleased to have. Macquarie Stud offered Gr.3 winner Zingaling (Redoute’s Choice) at Sydney Easter in 2008, and remained in her ownership to race her with much success. Her yearling colt by More Than Ready is Lot 257 at Easter, and Baxter says he is an exceptional colt who can’t be faulted. Her first foal, Knit ‘n Purl, is also by More than Ready and won on debut as a two year-old at the start of February. Zingaling is a half-sister to Gr.3 winner Rainbow Styling, and this family boasts stakes winners in Australia, South Africa and the highly competitive racing nation of Japan.


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by RENEE GEELEN That (Elusive Quality). She is a half-sister to the Gr.3 winners Rainbow Styling and Zingaling. Baxter says this fellow is a sharp colt who is particularly good for a first foal. Another attractive filly is Lot 372, by Exceed and Excel from Donna Intelligente by Dehere. This yearling is a sister to the city winner Sense and Reason, a filly who won more BOBS money than any other horse last year, according to Baxter. Lot 372’s dam boasts two year-old Gr.3 winner Burning Sands and Listed winner Jeram New Village as half-siblings. The other standout lot from Macquarie Stud this year is Lot 324, a colt Baxter describes as “the right type of Exceed and Excel”. Macquarie Stud has sent mares to Exceed and Excel every year he has been at stud, and this has given the stud plenty of experience to pick out the types who run well for the sire. Lot 324 is out of Canyonville (Black Minnaloushe), a city-winning mare with a family full of black type, including WA Derby-Gr.1 winner Markus Maximus, and further back to Gr.1 winner Circles of Gold (dam of Elvstroem and Haradasun). The rest of the yearlings in this draft are by a variety of sires and offer types likely to appeal to a wide range of buyers. Lot 12, by Snitzel from Lady Gretchen (Don Eduardo) is a filly with plenty of length and she has the Snitzel powerful back-end. She is the third foal of a winning mare who has already left a dual winner this season. This is the family of

NZ based sire and Gr.1 winner Keeper, and four-time Gr.1 winner Metal Bender. Lot 50 is a filly by Stratum from Miss Bax, a well-related winning Canny Lad mare whose first two foals to race are winners, including the earlier-mentioned Broad Shoulders. Baxter says this youngster is “a pretty filly who is a later foal, and who looks good and sound”. The chestnut colt, Lot 302, by young sire Star Witness, is the first foal of winning mare Be Elusive (Elusive Quality) who was also city placed at two. Baxter describes this colt as “very forward for a latish foal with a stallion’s pedigree”. The dam of Be Elusive (To Be Surprised by Redoute’s Choice) is a three-quarter sister to Champion Sprinter and Champion Sire Exceed and Excel, and this is a strong American family full of quality performers. Golden Slipper winner and sire Stratum is the sire of Lot 338, and this colt is the first foal of Chose

Very typical of his sire, Lot 396, is a colt by Northern Meteor who has great bone and looks an early two year-old prospect. He is from Fairytale Dancer (Danehill Dancer), who has already left three winners of seven races and who descends from a quality NZ family whose members include Gr.1 winner Ekstreme. Last but not least in this draft is Lot 526, a particularly forward and sound looking filly by Star Witness. Baxter describes this filly as “very easy on the eye and a brash walker”. Her dam, Cashew, is a Royal Academy half-sister to Gr.3 winner Fouardee and Listed winner Sojustrememberthis and has already left a winner. This is the family of globe trotting champion three year-old filly Sun Classique.

“This draft of horses is certainly the best group we have had for quite some years, both in terms of pedigree and conformation, and we look forward to presenting them.”

“This draft of horses is certainly the best group we have had for quite some years, both in terms of pedigree and conformation, and we look forward to presenting them,” David Baxter said.

Mark Lousick 0417 800 008

David Baxter 0417 800 002

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MILBURN CREEK 540 Myra Vale Rd, Wildes Meadow www.milburncreek.com.au Scott Holcombe: 0452 213 762 John Muir: 0418 232 546

LOT

43

COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

B Colt

Northern Meteor

Mi Chiamano Mimi (USA)

111

Ch Filly

Sebring

Pride of Tatius

141

Ch Colt

Snitzel

Roses ‘n’ Wine (CAN)

264

B Colt

Snitzel

Admirelle

312

B/Br Colt

Gio Ponti (USA)

Blazonry

Fastnet Rock

Gold Anthem

424 B Filly

GOOD REPUTATION IS THOROUGHLY DESERVED THE motto of Milburn Creek is, “a good reputation does not just happen - it must be earned”. There is no truer sentiment in the tough, competitive game of thoroughbred breeding, but it’s fair to say boutique NSW stud Milburn Creek has a good reputation and then some. These days it enjoys an enviable reputation for producing high-class stock year-in year-out at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and the 2015 edition will be no exception. In fact, Milburn Creek’s owner John, a man who knows a thing or two about horsepower, the automotive and the ‘original’ variety, believes this year’s draft from the Wildes Meadow property is the best the stud has presented at a yearling sale anywhere in the country. John and his wife Trish have been breeding horses since the 1970s and moved to the southern highlands in 2011 after being at Grose Wold for many years. “We reckon we have the best batch of youngsters we have probably ever taken to a yearling sale anywhere. It is hard to get a group of horses like this. Sometimes

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drafts can be uneven but this year ours is strong all the way through. There’s a lot to like about all of them this year, they are all very nice horses,” John said. Milburn Creek will present six high quality youngsters at Easter 2015 at the historic Newmarket, Randwick. First through the ring is Lot 43, a bay colt from the final crop of ill-fated Northern Meteor, while his dam is the US stakes winner Mi Chiamano Mimi (USA) (by Gone West son Came Home). Bred for pure speed, he is out of a mare won won three races in the US, two of them at two at 1200m and 1400m, including the Oak Tree Anoakia Stakes-LR. Also in Session One is Lot 111 (there’s an omen for you), a chestnut filly by Golden Slipper victor Sebring from 1600m winner Pride of Tatius (Grand Lodge). This filly’s sire Sebring, a son of More Than Ready, continues to produce top class horses and has more than 100 winners already, his most recent Gr.1 performer is Dissident and other good ones by him include Criterion, Bring Me The Maid and Believe


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by JO McKINNON Next comes Lot 312, a brown colt by shuttler Gio Ponti (USA) from Blazonry by Spectrum (IRE) and he is one of only four first crop yearlings by this sire being offered at the 2015 Easter Sale. Those who remember the tough dual Gr.1 winner Prince Salieri should take the time to inspect this brown colt by US turf champ Gio Ponti as this yearling is from the same family as that winner of 10 races and $1.3m, whose other Gr.1 luminaries also include AJC George Main Stakes winner Mr Celebrity. Gio Ponti (A.P. Indy) was one tough guy in the US where his wins included the Belmont Manhattan Handicap-Gr.1, Man o’ War Stakes-Gr.1 (twice), Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes Gr.1 (twice), Santa Anita Frank E Kilroe Mile Handicap-Gr.1 and Arlington Million Stakes-Gr.1. This colt’s dam Blazonry (Spectrum) won the Listed TTC Vamos Stakes among four victories from 1200m-1400m and is out of a mare by Royal Academy (USA).

Yourself. This filly, a half-sister to the Gr.2 placed Lady Tatia, is out of a sister to triple Gr.1 winner Shogun Lodge, winner of 13 races and $4.6m. Pride of Taitus is also a half-sister to Gr.1 winners Referral and Singing the Blues. Milburn Creek will present this filly on behalf of loyal client Ian Millard. Lot 141 is one of the highlights of the Milburn Creek draft and he’s a chestnut colt by Snitzel from Canadian stakes winner Roses ’n’ Wine (CAN) (Broken Vow). This youngster should create plenty of interest from buyers as he is a three-quarter brother to Spring Champion Stakes-Gr.1 winner Hampton Court, who was also bred by Milburn Creek. Incidentally, this is also the family of triple Melbourne Cup heroine Makybe Diva, also a Cox Plate winner and dual Australian Horse of the Year. There is much anticipation about Lot 264, the brother to high-class sprinter Sizzling, who collected the BRC T.J. Smith Stakes-Gr.1 and the Champagne Classic-Gr.2 among his seven wins, earning $1.3m. This outstanding bay colt, by Snitzel from stakes placed Admirelle (General Nediym), is, according to John, considered by Inglis to be one of best colts by his sire in the sale.

youngsters follow on the heels of Gr.1 winners like Hampton Court, Once Were Wild, Redoute’s Dancer, and Sizzling. John had the last word, “We just keep trying to pull our socks up every year and try to do better each time”

And last but definitely not least, Milburn Creek will be offering, on behalf of Makybe, a half-sister to champion international sprinter and now boom young sire Starspangledbanner (Choisir). Here’s a pedigree which shouts “residual value” as Lot 424 is a daughter of champion sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill) and from stakes placed juvenile winner Gold Anthem (Made of Gold). John justifiably expects this young miss to be popular as Gold Anthem has been a prolific producer, with seven foals to race and six of them winners. This filly is a half-sister to the stakes placed winner Gold Chant, in turn the dam of MRC 1000 Guineas Gr.1 winner Amicus (also by Fastnet Rock), and is a sister to the David Hayes-trained Wilderness, who sold for a whopping $2.4m at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. There’s no denying Milburn Creek is presenting an impeccably bred draft of yearlings at this year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Importantly though, their strong pedigrees are supported by impressive physical attributes. “On paper they are very appealing to the buyer and physically they will also be very well accepted. It is a mouth-watering catalogue this year and we are going in with quality horses who are very athletic and correct,” John said. The Milburn Creek owner paid tribute to the efforts of Scott for his preparation of the draft. Scott has been with Milburn Creek for just under two years and in a short time has already made a strong impact. “Scott is an absolute professional who lives and breathes the horses and does not cut corners.” So, thanks to the hard work of Scott and his team, the reputation of Milburn Creek at Australia’s biggest yearling sale of the year looks set to continue as these

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NEWGATE FARM 586 Rouchel Road, Aberdeen, NSW 2336 www.newgate.com.au t: 02 6543 8395 f: 02 6543 8196 Henry Field: 0419 022 275 henry@newgate.com.au

LOT

4

COL/SEX

SIRE

B Filly

Street Cry (IRE)

DAM

Kosi Bay (NZ)

14

Br/Blk Filly Denman

Lady of Love

36

B/Br Colt

Street Cry (IRE)

Majestic Music

139 B/Br Filly

Snitzel

Rosa Stellata (NZ)

140 Ch Colt

Foxwedge

Rose of Cimmaron

142 B Colt

Foxwedge

Rostova

192 B Filly

Lonhro

Snow Spell (GB)

224 B Filly

Foxwedge

Te Akau Rose (NZ)

232 Br Filly

Foxwedge

This Way

278 Ch Colt

Street Cry (IRE)

Amazing Tale (USA)

281 B Colt

Fastnet Rock

Anabandana

288 B Colt

Savabeel

Around the Clock

311 Br/Blk Colt So You Think (NZ)

Black Minx (NZ)

320 Br Colt

Foxwedge

Call Me Paris

350 B Colt

Foxwedge

Dakota Sue (USA)

354 B Colt

So You Think (NZ)

Danevade

409 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Fleur De’here (NZ)

558 B Colt

Foxwedge

Katana (NZ)

560 B Colt

High Chaparral (IRE)

Kylie’s Way (USA)

NEWGATE FARM FOXWEDGE YEARLINGS WITH GR.1 PEDIGREES FIRST crop sons and daughters of William Reid Stakes-Gr.1 winner Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock) are highlights of Newgate Farm’s Easter draft and Henry Field is looking forward to showing them off. “He is truly stamping his stock and they have wonderful minds to match,” he said. The first of Newgate’s Easter yearlings by Foxwedge is Lot 140, a colt out of Rose of Cimmaron (Bite The Bullet). This youngster is a three-quarter brother to the talented Bull Point and his dual city-winning dam is one of 11 winners for Gainesville (CAN) (Afleet), second dam of dual Gr.1 winner Criterion. “He is an outstanding colt. He is all athlete,” Field said. Just two lots later in the Aberdeen farm’s draft is a Foxwedge colt from brilliant Testa Rossa daughter Rostova. Carrying three Danzig strains, Lot 142 is out of a mare who won the Robert Sangster Stakes-Gr.1, the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes-Gr.2 and a Blue Diamond Preview-Gr.3. “He is built very much in the mould of his dam, he has her strength and power and he looks a nice two year-old type with the scope to train on at three.”

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Next up is Lot 224, a Foxwedge filly from Gr.2 winner Te Akau Rose (Thorn Park). Bred on a 5mx5m Storm Bird cross, she hails from the family of stakes winners Straussbridge, Testarhythm, Cavalry Rose, Sir Alberton, Alberton Star, Lady Alberton and Alberton Park. “She is a late foal who has really developed during the past few months. She is all quality, a beautiful queen of a filly with a physique to match her pedigree.” Out of a winning half-sister to Tie The Knot, Lot 232 is a filly whose dam, the Street Cry mare This Way, is out of the 1000 Guineas-Gr.1 heroine Whisked. Bred on a 5mx4m cross of Nijinsky II, she is also line-bred to the excellent mares Natalma, Almahmoud and Flower Bowl. Her dam has already produced multiple winner Vision in Motion (Danewin). “She is a very correct, straightforward horse who I expect to impress trainers.” The first foal of a winning half-sister to stakes winners Spacecraft and Phenomenons, Lot 320 is a brown colt from the Hotel Grand mare Call Me Paris. This is the family of Golden Slipper winner Tierce, his dam is bred on the same Danzig/Sir Tristram/Damascus cross as Foxwedge. “He is an absolute cracker, a class act and very much like his sire.”


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by KRISTEN MANNING Lot 36 is a Street Cry colt, the first foal for the multiple Group winner Majestic Music (Al Maher). Bred on a 4fx5m cross of Halo and from the family of Gr.1 winners Serious Speed and March Hare, “he has a lot of his dam’s strength about him and he is a horse who should mature relatively quickly. He ticks a lot of boxes.” The third of Newgate’s Street Cry youngsters is Lot 278, a son of the imported stakes winner Amazing Tale (USA) (Tale of the Cat). A grandson of Gr.3 winner Svea Dahl and a descendant of the great La Troienne, this yearling is bred on a 3mx4f cross of Mr. Prospector. “This fellow is more of a three year-old type, he is a correct workmanlike colt with good size and scope,” Henry said. The first of two So You Think colts in the exceptionally deep draft is is Lot 311 out of the dual Listed winning Lonhro mare Black Minx, a talented juvenile in Brisbane. Line-bred to Special, this colt is a grandson of the Emancipation StakesGr.2 winner Faith Hill (Danehill) and next dam is Gr.3 winner Simply Believe (Kenmare). “He is a quality horse out of a fast mare and he looks an early maturing type of So You Think. He will definitely have his admirers.” Lot 350 is a bay Foxwedge colt out of imported stakes winner Dakota Sue (USA) (Pollard’s Vision), daughter of triple Listed winner Fancy Prancer who is also dam of stakes winners Robo Willie and Littlemiss Allison. A descendant of the influential Plucky Liege, he boasts three strains of Nijinsky II. “He is a late October foal who has developed well. His three-quarterbrother topped the Breeze Up last year and looks to have a ton of ability.” The last of the Foxwedge yearlings from Newgate is Lot 558, a bay colt out of the Volksraad mare Katana. A Champion Two Year-Old Filly in NZ, Katana has produced the US Gr.2 winner Broken Sword (Broken Vow). Carrying duplications of Danzig, Sir Tristram and Secretariat, and of the latter’s dam Somethingroyal, Henry said “He has really done well in the past few months.” The remainder of Newgate’s draft is also strong with three Street Cry yearlings a highlight, especially so after the win by his juvenile son Pride of Dubai in the 2015 Blue Diamond-Gr.1. The first by the now deceased champion sire is Lot 4, a filly out of Emancipation Stakes-Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 placed Kosi Bay (Spinning World) from the family of NZ Gr.1 winner Calveen, recent Gr.3 winner Fireworks and Listed winner Striker. “She is a very stylish filly with great quality. She is a nicely balanced good mover from an exceptionally deep family.”

Out of the multiple winner and Gr.3 placed Danehill mare Danevade, Lot 354 is a bay So You Think colt from the immediate family of Hong Kong Gr.1 winner Scintillation and four times Group winner Shania Dane. Line-bred to the fine mares Natalma, Almahmoud and Lalun. “He is a big, strong, powerful colt with a great blend of So You Think and Danehill. Very impressive.” By international sire success High Chaparral, Lot 560 is a bay colt from Kylie’s Way (USA) (Menifee). His dam is an imported stakes placed half-sister to the dual Listed winner Tale of a Dream and from a strong US family whose immediate members include dual Gr.1 winner Elloluv (Gilded Time). “He is a three year-old type with a lot of elegance for a High Chaparral. He should develop into a very nice classic type.”

popular cross.” Lot 192, a filly by multiple Gr.1 winner and champion sire Lonhro is a sisterin-blood to champion two and three year-old Pierro and out of Snow Spell (GB) (Daylami), an imported half-sister to dual Gr.1 winner Laverock (by Lonhro’s sire Octagonal). Boasting crosses of Lalun and Special, Henry says she is “very much in the Pierro mould. She is a lovely walking filly with a great temperament, good size and scope and she is sure to prove popular.” Colts by champion Fastnet Rock are always in demand and Lot 281 should prove no exception, the bay being the first foal of dual Gr.1 winner Anabandana (Anabaa), Champion Two Year-Old in NZ. “He is a big, strong powerful colt with a huge pedigree. he will prove to be popular.” Another yearling by a leading stallion is Lot 409, a bay daughter of Redoute’s Choice and the Gr.1 runner-up Fleur De’here (Dehere). This filly’s dam is a winner and Gr.1 placed daughter of Gr.2 mare Fleur de Chine, dam of Australasian Oaks-Gr.1 winner Tully Thunder. Hailing from the family of recent stakes winners Thunder Lady and Tie Me Down, she is another highly regarded. “A filly with superb balance and athleticism.” Cox Plate winner Savabeel boasts a 74.3% winners-to-runners strike rate and his son, Lot 288, has 3mx4 line breeding to Savabeel’s famous grandsire Sir Tristram. This bay colt is out of Around The Clock (Galileo), hails from the prolific “Leica” family and his pedigree features the three-quarter brothers Nureyev and Sadler’s Wells. “He is a horse of great strength and quality, I am very impressed by him,” Henry said.

Earlier in the sale Newgate sells Denman filly, Lot 14 out of Lady of Love (Lago Delight). A half-sister to ATC Sires’ Produce-Gr.1 winner Peggy Jean, this yearling hails from the family of Lady Jakeo. Carrying crosses of the excellent mares Special and Lalun, Henry describes her as, “a very good representative of Denman, a very athletic filly.” Lot 139 is a Snitzel filly from Rosa Stellata (Zabeel), daughter of Coolmore Classic-Gr.1 winner Camino Rose (Sea Road). Carrying crosses of excellent mares Natalma and Flower Bowl, she is considered a stand out by Field. “She has an awesome physique and is a very strong, correct, precocious filly bred on a EASTER PREVIEW

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NEWHAVEN PARK John Kelly Boorowa NSW 2586 m: +61 (0)412 654 620 t: +61 2 6385 8335 newhavenpark@bigpond.com www.newhavenpark.com.au

LOT

COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

6

B Colt

High Chaparral (IRE)

Kurylenko

56

Br Colt

Redoute’s Choice

Miss Marielle

89

B Filly

Denman

Otravez

125 B Colt

Sepoy

Raise

221 B/Br Colt

Snitzel

Take Charge

233 Ch Filly

Sepoy

Tiffin

236 B Filly

Sepoy

Two Beauties

238 B Filly

Smart Missile

Unabated

266 Br Colt

Commands

Aemilee

272 G Filly

Commands

Already

313 B Filly

Commands

Blizzardly

359 B Filly

Makfi (GB)

Dawn Almighty

399 B Colt

Redoute’s Choice

Fashion

432 B Colt

Fastnet Rock

Harrow

475 Ch Filly

Manhattan Rain

Sunriseontheoasis (USA)

504 B Colt

Snitzel

Appear

514 Ch Filly

Manhattan Rain

Betrille

533 B Filly

Gio Ponti (USA)

Congenial

543 Br Filly

Pluck (USA)

Family Girl

577 B Filly

High Chaparral (IRE)

Moonsong

Easter Sale graduate Zac Spirit (Flying Spur - Kidman) recently crowned Champion Sprinter in Singapore

AS THE EASTER YEARLING SALE APPROACHES NEWHAVEN PARK IS IN FORM A Derby winner in South Africa, a Group One sprinter in Singapore, a Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner, a champion two-year-old in Western Australia and a string of top class winners in Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland and South Australia. And they are just a few of the recent highlights provided by racehorses bred at Newhaven Park. Champions have been bred at Newhaven for over half a century, their names appearing on an honour roll that boasts four Golden Slipper winners, six AJC Sires Produce Stakes winners, eight Champagne Stakes winners and such outstanding horses as Wenona Girl, Burst, Prowl, Shogun Lodge, Grand Armee, Al Samer, Magic Albert, Research, Encounter, Absolute Champion and Zac Spirit. And there are plenty more on the track now, and plenty more to come. As the Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling sale approaches, Newhaven is in form, as can be seen by the recent performances in 2YO filly English and 3YO fillies Supara, Peeping and Festivity.

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Newhaven-bred horses won 18 races in the first two months of 2015 and 63 in the first seven months of the current season, and the farm will offer yearlings related to many of them at Easter. “The Easter sale is a barometer for our industry, and I think the racing industry in Australia is the healthiest that it has been in my lifetime,” said Newhaven Park’s John Kelly. “The Championships, the prize money increases in NSW from the back of the wagering tax upgrade and the successes of our horses internationally are all factors that lend a very bright outlook. “I expect this will filter through to Easter. We have certainly seen that at other sales so far this year.” Among the Newhaven Easter Sale draft of 20 is a colt out of a half-sister to Group One South African Derby winner Wylie Hall (Redoute’s Choice) and to his half-brother, the Hong Kong Group One performer Absolute Champion. There’s also a half-sister by Commands to the 2014 Magic Millions Classic winner Unencumbered, a brother to Group Three


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by RENÉE GEELEN winner We’re Gonna Rock, a stunning filly by freshman sire Smart Missile, a colt by Snitzel from the family of multiple Group One winner Grand Armee and a filly by the English Group One 2000 Guineas winner Makfi. “We have grown them to deliver on the racetrack,” John Kelly said. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in my opinion the stand out colt is Lot 432, by Fastnet Rock, He is a lovely athletic horse, very typical of his sire.” This colt is a brother to VRC Bobbie Lewis Handicap-Gr.3 and SAJC R.N. Irwin Stakes-Gr.3 winner We’re Gonna Rock and is out of Harrow, a winning mare who, in turn has left three winners. Harrow is a half-sister to NZ International Stakes-Gr.1 winner Bluebird the Word (Bluebird) and Coolmore Classic-Gr.1 winner Porto Roca (Barathea), the dam of Dubai World Cup-Gr.1 winner Monterosso (Dubawi). Another colt Kelly expects to attract interest is Lot 504, by Snitzel from Appear (Danzero), a winning mare who has left three winners. The colt is from the prolific family of four-time Group One winner Grand Armee (Hennessy) and the Group One winners Drum (Marauding), Anamato (Redoute’s Choice) and Dealer Principal (Flying Spur). He also has a high opinion of Lot 399, a Redoute’s Choice colt and the first foal from stakes placed Fashion (Encosta De Lago). This colt’s second dam is the Blue Diamond Stakes-Gr.1 winner True Jewels (Brief Truce). Other quality members of the family include Group Two winner and multiple Group One placegetter Wager (Flying Spur). Kelly’s number one filly is Lot 238, by freshman sire Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock) from Unabated (Encosta De Lago). This yearling’s dam is a stakes placed winner of four races and has left three winners, including stakes placed Win For Layla (Flying Spur) and Supara (Domesday), who was second

behind First Seal in the Surround Stakes-Gr.2 on February 28. The family includes Edward Manifold Stakes-Gr.2 winner Tynia, Group Three winner and Group One runner-up Permaiscuous (Danzero), Group Three winner and sire Adventurous (Fairy King) and Listed winner Diamond To Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus). Lot 236 is a bay filly by exciting first season sire Sepoy from the winning Red Ransom mare Two Beauties who is a half-sister to Wylie Hall and Absolute Champion, also the winner at two of the STC Pago Pago Stakes-Gr.2 in Australia under his original name of Genius and Evil. The same family is represented by Lot 543, a filly by first season sire Pluck from the Zeditave mare Family Girl, one of seven winners, along with Wylie Hall and Absolute Champion, from Beauty Belle. The family also includes the Group One winners Drum, Anamato, Grand Armee and Dealer Principal. Newhaven sold exciting Singapore Lion City Cup-Gr.1 winner Zac Spirit (Flying Spur) at the 2011 Easter Sale and the farm has also recently sold Group winners such as Charlie Boy (Myboycharlie), Wylie Hall (Redoute's Choice), Camporella (Exceed and Excel) and of course Magic Millions Two Year-Old Classic-RL winner and now young sire Unencumbered (Testa Rossa) whose half-sister by Commands and from Keith Mackay Handicap-LR winner Blizzardly (More Than Ready) is Lot 313.

whose first crop in Europe included 20 two year-old winners in 2014, including French stakes winner Cornwallville. His southern hemisphere runners have also made a strong start. They include ARC Eclipse Stakes-Gr.3 winner Marky Mark (ex My My Maree by Testa Rossa) in NZ. The filly being offered is a half-sister to Champion NZ Two Year-Old Ruud Awakening (Bernardini) and 15-race winner Lucasam (Dehere). Others expected to command attention include Lot 56, a colt by Redoute’s Choice from Miss Marielle (Encosta de Lago), whose dam is a Group Two winner; Lot 125, a colt by Sepoy from Adrian Knox Stakes-Gr.3 winner Raise (Arena), whose dam is a sister to Group One winner Rena’s Lady and a half-sister to Group Two winner Vatuvei (Reset); Lot 233, a filly by Sepoy from winning Grand Lodge mare Tiffin; and, Lot 475, a filly by Manhattan Rain from Listed winning sprinter Sunriseontheoasis (USA) (Gilded Time), whose two foals to race are already winners.

The filly is by Commands from Blizzardly, a stakes winner at two and a winner at three whose only three foals have all been winners. Her third dam is stakes winner and Group placed Sober Dancer and second dam Concise is a juvenile winner by Golden Slipper winner by Marscay and there are multiple winners under every dam on the catalogue page. Another stand-out filly from the Newhaven draft is Lot 359, by promising young sire Makfi (Dubawi), winner of the English 2000 Guineas-Gr.1

English (Encosta de Lago - Court), winning the Gr2 Reisling S. at her second start on 7th Mach

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RIVERSDALE FARM 3021 New England Hwy, Scone NSW 2337 www.riversdalefarm.com.au Office: t: 02 6545 0477 f: 02 6545 0472 Nick Hodges: 0410 310 296 riversdale@hunterlink.net.au

LOT

COL/SEX

157

B Colt

SIRE

DAM

Bernardini (USA)

Satyric

179 B/Br Colt

Exceed and Excel

Shiroko

403 B Colt

Redoute’s Choice

Femina Fashion

435 B Colt

So You Think (NZ)

Heretis

531 B Filly

Sebring

Cleanup

537 Br Colt

Sebring

Dandy Warhols

563 B Filly

Smart Missile

Leonina

602 B Colt

Poet’s Voice (GB)

Remotely

WINNING WAYS GO BACK 30 YEARS RIVERSDALE Farm, in the heart of thoroughbred country at Scone, is a family run broodmare farm established by Peter and Alison Hodges and now run by their son Nick. Riversdale has been rearing and breeding winners for more than 30 years and recent stars to come off the Hunter Valley farm include Black Jag, a winner of more than $450,000 and the very talented My Destiny who won the Lough Neagh Stakes–LR and earned $345,000. Current in-form 2YO Miss Idyllic is a graduate of Riversdale farm

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The in-form pair of two year-olds, Miss Idyllic and Flemington winner Claudia Jean, who are both targeting the leading two year-old races this autumn, are also graduates and are trained by David Hayes and Tom Dabernig. Add to that

list, Kapset, a lightly raced three year-old Reset gelding who was stakes placed in the 2014 Melbourne Spring carnival, and it’s clear to see Riversdale is a farm riding on success. The New Year heralded in more joy for the farm with the successful sale of a Sepoy colt for $460,000 to David Raphael. That colt is out of Made of Gold (USA) mare Academy Idol, making him a half-brother to exciting Exceed and Excel juvenile Miss Idyllic. Riversdale managing owner Nick Hodges is excited by the potential being shown by Miss Idyllic and is looking forward to rearing Academy Idol’s latest foal, a 2014 filly by deceased international sire success Street Cry (IRE).


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by MICHAEL VINCENT Riversdale has a solid draft entered for the 2015 Australian Easter Yearling Sale (April 7-9) with six strong colts and two attractive fillies to be offered. Represented by leading sires Sebring, Redoute’s Choice and Exceed and Excel as well as exciting freshman sires So You Think and Smart Missile, the Riversdale entries are sure to attract their share of attention. Nick is very pleased with each of the eight yearlings the stud is offering and was only too happy to offer his thoughts ahead of the sale. Lot 602 by Darley’s freshman Poet’s Voice (by Dubawi) from Remotely by Manton, is a very well related colt. He’s by a Gr.1 winner, is out of a half-sister to the dual Gr.1 winner and sire Arena, and his second dam Lee’s Bid is also a Gr.1 winner. He’s a very nice type too, with Nick adding, “He’s an average size but he walks the house down”!

from Cleanup by Dehere. This is the family of stakes performers She’s Clean, Champion Japanese Sprinter-Miler Kinshasa No Kiseki and Australian Oaks-Gr.1 winner Absolutely. Rounding out Riversdale’s draft is Lot 563, a strong filly from the first crop of speed star Smart Missile from Leonina (Snippets), who has had five to race, all winners, including the Macau Listed winner Speedy Leo (Nadeem).

Riversdale has been rearing and breeding winners for more than 30 years, including the impressive 2YO Claudia Jean, recent winner at Flemington.

As the autumn carnival takes place and Nick and his team put the finishing touches on their Easter yearlings, Riversdale will be watching on proudly as the likes of Miss Idyllic, Claudia Jean and other horses reared and sold by the farm, take their place in some of the better races across the country.

Another well bred colt in the Riversdale draft is Lot 435. Bred by Robrick Lodge, a good client of the Hodges family, this son of champion So You Think is from a strong female line. He is the second foal of the Dehere mare Heretis, whose first foal is a winner. Heretis is a half-sister to Gr.1 winner La Baraka and Gr.2 winner Tsuimai, with the champion and five-time Gr.1 winner Triscay (Marscay) this colt’s second dam. “He’s a high quality horse, very correct and very much like So You Think,” said Nick. A colt by Exceed and Excel out of multiple winner Shiroka (Viscount) is catalogued as Lot 179. Nick says this fellow is “a lovely strong, forward type, very much like his father”. Talented juvenile Pursuits is from this family, whose members also include Group winners Detours and Aichi. Lot 537 is a Sebring colt who has relished the time he’s been given ahead of the Easter sale. “He’s a lovely horse with plenty of scope and has been given the time and really developed,” said Nick. He’s the first foal of multiple winner Dandy Warhols (Distant Music) and is from the family of stakes performers Graceful Anna, Prince Rubiton, Force Apollo and News Alert. Lot 157 is a Bernadini colt from winning Danehill mare Satyric who has had five to race for five winners, two of those stakes winners. His second dam is also the great Triscay (Marscay-Tristram Lady by Sir Tristram), winner of 15 races and $1.9m. Lot 403 is a Redoute’s Choice colt with plenty of scope and an interesting pedigree. He’s the first foal of Shamardal (USA) mare Femina Fashion, whose six wins included the Gold Coast Bracelet-LR and who was runner-up in the Doomben Roses-Gr.3. This is the family of Happy Archer, Lolita Star and Berezny. A half-sister to the promising Furbish, Lot 531 is a neat Sebring filly

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SEGENHOE STUD 945 Rouchel Road, Aberdeen segenhoegroup.com.au t: 02 6543 9777 f: 02 6543 7561 Peter O’Brien Stud Manager: 0411 852 149 peter.obrien@segenhoegroup.com.au

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

42 B Colt

High Chaparral (IRE) Merlene

48 B Colt

Fastnet Rock

71 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

My Chicharita (NZ)

117 B Filly

More Than Ready (USA)

Private Steer

118 Ch Filly

Foxwedge

Procrastinate

124 B Filly

Exceed and Excel

Radharcnafarraige (IRE)

178 B/Br Filly

Medaglia d’Oro (USA) Sherine (USA)

205 Ch Colt

Helmet

Star on High (USA)

208 B Filly

More Than Ready (USA)

Stellar Vinia

217 B Filly

Fastnet Rock

Swiss Rose (NZ)

229 B/Br Filly

Foxwedge

The Party Stand (NZ)

292 G Colt

Fastnet Rock

Avenue

303 B Colt

Husson (ARG)

Bel Mer

317 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Buckleupbuttercup (USA)

321 B Colt

Sepoy

Calvinia

323 B Filly

Fastnet Rock

Candlelight (USA)

362 Br Filly

Street Cry (IRE)

Deer Valley

422 B Colt

Commands

Girl Hussler

Mimi Lebrock

WONDERFUL MARES BEHIND “STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL BUNCH” “A CONSPICUOUS effort to buy high class stakes performing mares who tick the boxes with conformation and pedigree”, has resulted in a classy Easter draft for Segenhoe Stud. Described by stud manager Peter O’Brien as “a stunningly beautiful bunch of yearlings” the draft is the second for Segenhoe since being taken over by the Maloney family in 2010. “We had a terrific sale with a small group last year when our Street Cry filly out of the Lonhro mare Munhro was the sale topping female at $1.05 million, and I am confident that success will be eclipsed this year.” The stud has already received plenty of good feedback on the youngsters from visitors such as Gai Waterhouse, and O’Brien has derived plenty of satisfaction in seeing the stud’s mating plans come to fruition. “We ideally like to mate our mares with proven stallions,” he said, noting that the majority of the Easter yearlings are by such sires. “It is great to see the subsequent quality of our foals.” The draft kicks off with Lot 42, a bay colt by High Chaparral (IRE) from brilliant juvenile Merlene (Danehill). This colt’s Golden Slipper-winning dam has produced of six winners, including South African Gr.2 winner Merlene de Lago (dam of sadly missed Burnstone) and the dam of VRC Oaks-Gr.1 winner

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Dear Demi. Inheriting the best of his sire and dam, he has “the lovely long loose action of his sire” and the “size, scope and terrific strength” of his dam. Next up is Lot 48, a bay colt by Fastnet Rock from multiple Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 placed Mimi Lebrock (Show A Heart). Like his sire’s Gr.1 winners Sea Siren and Your Song, this colt is line-bred to the great Nijinsky. His dam won five races and more than $1.1m and her first foal is a winner this season. “He’s more of a three year-old type, a quality colt who has continued to improve. Very much a progressive type,” O’Brien said. Lot 71 is a bay filly by champion sire Redoute’s Choice from NZ Derby-Gr.1 fourth My Chicharita (Towkay). This filly is the first foal of a Gr.2-winning grandaughter of Gr.3 mare Swiftsynd, dam of Le Zagaletta (14 wins and $1.3m). She boasts Bletchingly and Sir Ivor duplications. “A beautifully balanced quality filly with a great action.” She will be followed by Lot 117, a bay filly by More Than Ready (USA) from the $3.4m earner and Champion Three Year-Old Filly Private Steer (Danehill Dancer). The dam won three at Gr.1 level and has produced three winners including Second Bullet and Major Major and is a half-sister to dual Gr.1 winner and $1.6m earner All Silent. “Private Steer’s three year-old Abbey Road looks a Queensland Oaks type. This filly has a lot of quality.”


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by KRISTEN MANNING Segenhoe is also offering the next through the ring and Lot 118 is a chestnut filly by first crop sire Foxwedge from noted producer Procrastinate (Jade Hunter). This filly’s dual Gr.3-winning dam has been represented by 10 winners including South African star Laisserfaire and local stakes winners A Time For Julia, Time Thief, Foreplay and Personify, as well as promising three year-old Armada (by Fastnet Rock, sire of Foxwedge). “Her dam is one of the best mares in the country and this filly is beautiful. Obviously she has massive residual value,” O’Brien said, noting that “Procrastinate has three of her progeny racing in stakes races this carnival, all horses she produced after she was 18 years-old!” Lot 124 is a bay filly by Exceed and Excel from Radharcnafarraige (Distorted Humor) and is the first foal of an imported dual Gr.3 winner whose dam Extraterrestial produced stakes winners Exhaust Note and Alienated. Third dam Victorian Queen was a champion in Canada and produced three Gr.1 winners. This is the family of Teofilo. “She is a typical Exceed and Excel, all quality, short coupled with huge hindquarters and hip.” Lot 178 is a bay or brown filly by Medaglia d’Oro from US Gr.2 winner Sherine (Precise End). This is the family of big race winner Bodemeister and the second and third dams are by Red Ransom and Nijinsky. “She’s as good a Medaglia d’Oro filly as I have seen, very much a classic type, all quality and balance.” Another first crop sire is represented by Lot 205, a chestnut colt by Helmet from Star On High (Fusaichi Pegasus). This yearling hails from one of the world’s great families, as he is a descendant of Best In Show (as is Redoute’s Choice). His dam is an imported half-sister to the European Champion 3YO Filly Peeping Fawn (Danehill) and Gr.1 miler Thewayyouare; the dam’s Street Cry son, now named Taaj, fetched $1.5m last year. “I have been very impressed with Helmet’s types and this colt is no exception,” O’Brien said. “He’s a lovely big strong colt with a terrific attitude.” Lot 208, a bay filly by More Than Ready from Stellar Vinia (Redoute’s Choice), is the first foal of a half-sister to Gr.1 winner Calveen (10 wins), Group winners Fireworks and Kosi Bay and Listed winner Striker. Second dam is a half-sister to South Australian Derby-Gr.1 winner English Wonder, dam of Dr Grace. “This is a tall filly with a terrific action and plenty of scope, she looks a natural racehorse.” Lot 217, a bay filly by Fastnet Rock from stakes winner Swiss Rose (Thorn Park), is bred on a 3fx3f cross of Royal

Yearling Manager Tom Hughes with the 2014 sale topping filly by Street Cry ex Munhro ($1.05 million)

Academy and is the first living foal of a Listed winner from the family of Fast ‘N’ Famous, Catnipped, Full At Last, Bleeveka, Consular, Sister Havana and Miss Prospect. “I have a huge opinion of Thorn Park as an emerging broodmare sire and this girl is stunning, very precocious; she looks like an early-comer.” Another filly follows and Lot 229 is a bay or brown by Foxwedge from tough campaigner The Party Stand (Thorn Park). Also line-bred to Royal Academy, she is the second foal of a Gr.1 winner and was purchased as a weanling for $350,000. “The best Foxwedge I’ve seen, a stunning filly who looks like a colt in strength. A great advertisement for her sire.” Lot 292 is sure to have plenty of admirers, as he’s a grey colt by champion sire Fastnet Rock from multiple Group winner and Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1 runnerup Avenue (Anabaa). This fellow has inherited the grey coat of his champion third dam Emancipation and is the second foal of a multiple Gr.3-winning sister to dual Gr.1 winner Virage de Fortune. “Everyone will remember how brilliantly fast his dam was and I think those sort of mares are the best suited to Fastnet Rock,” said O’Brien who described the colt as one of the best on the farm, noting he has “an unbelievable action”. Lot 303 is a bay colt by Husson (ARG) from the Gr.1 winner Bel Mer (Bel Esprit) and is bred on a 5mx4m cross of Nijinsky II. Stakeswinning second dam Drop Anchor (At Talaq) is dam of Singapore Gr.3 winner King Arok and third dam Marine Park (Sir Dapper) is also a stakes winner. “A loose walking, two year-oldtype with huge shoulders, hips and gaskin. I’d be very surprised if he didn’t come to hand early.” Lot 317, a bay filly by Redoute’s Choice from Buckleupbuttercup (USA) (Najran), is the first foal of an imported dual Group winner from strong US family of Lamplight, Al’s

Deputy, Light Tactic, Anchor, Summers Peace and Alanza. “As good a first foal as you’d see, a long, tall, filly with lots of scope who has been greatly admired by all.” Another highly regarded first season sire is responsible for Lot 321, as this bay colt is by Golden Slipper hero Sepoy from noted producer Calvinia (Varick). He is a half-brother to recent juvenile stakes winner Fireworks, the Gr.1 winner Calveen and two other stakes winners and this is the same family as Lot 208. “By the sire of the moment and a half-brother to a recent stakes winner, he is all quality. A horse with a terrific head and particularly good balance.” Lot 323, a bay filly by Fastnet Rock from Candlelight (USA) (Kingmambo), is bred on the same Fastnet Rock/Kingmambo cross as Gr.1 winner Super Cool and is out of an imported half-sister to dual Gr.1 winner and sire Grand Slam. “She reminds me so much of Atlantic Jewel as a yearling, a filly of great presence; big, tall and lots of scope, with a great action.” Lot 362, a bay filly by Street Cry (IRE) from Deer Valley (Lonhro), is the first foal of a Gr.3 winner from the family of champion Kingston Town, rising star Our Boy Malachi and outstanding UK galloper Australia. “She has looked great lungeing as she is a strong filly with a lovely long loose action.”

“A conspicuous effort to buy high class stakes performing mares who tick the boxes with conformation and pedigree”, has resulted in a classy Easter draft for Segenhoe Stud.

The final yearling in this draft is Lot 422, a bay colt by Commands from five-time winner Girl Hussler (Hussonet). This colt’s dam is a Listed winner and Group placed grandaughter of stakes winner Clever Zoe and from the family of Dual Hemisphere, Hancock Park, Playful Fingers, Ritzy Lady and Our Quartet. “This is a colt with a terrific temperament and you’d never think he was a first foal. He has plenty of size and strength and an especially good action.” EASTER PREVIEW

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SLEDMERE STUD Scone NSW sledmerestud.com.au t: 02 6545 2039 f: 02 6545 3021 Catriona Murphy: 0409 369 965 treen@sledmerestud.com.au Royston Murphy: 0428 418 926 royston@sledmerestud.com.au LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

17 B Filly

Hinchinbrook

Laetitia

58 Br/Blk Colt Medaglia d’Oro (USA)

Miss Portofino

148 B Filly

Exceed and Excel

Royal Snip

164 Br Filly

Street Cry (IRE)

Seeking Attention

241 B Colt

Sebring

Upper Crust

273 B Colt

Duporth

Alteza Real

309 Br Filly

Sebring

Berengaria

376 G Colt

Snitzel

Dynamic Flyer

378 B Colt

More Than Ready (USA)

El Pauji

417 Br Filly

Street Cry (IRE) Gaze (NZ)

549 B Filly

Stratum

Girls Night Out

576 B Filly

Star Witness

Miss Tizzy (USA)

REVITALISED FARM BUILDS ON ITS RECIPE FOR SUCCESS SLEDMERE Stud is located on the edge of Scone in the heart of thoroughbred country of the Upper Hunter Valley, and is operated by Catriona (Treen) and Royston Murphy. It has a long and proud history of producing high class racehorses, and the husband and wife team took over the management of Sledmere in 2014 and have enjoyed their first year running the farm together. The Murphys have spent much of the past year working on improvements to the property. A new foaling complex has been constructed, along with 16 new yearling turn-out yards and plenty of new fencing. The hard work hasn’t just been about improvements, with Royston adding, “the farm ran 150 mares last season and foaled down more than 100 and we’re looking forward to doing similar numbers again this coming season.”

Sledmere offered this colt two years ago at Easter. By Lonhro from the Flying Spur mare Miss Portofino, he races as Anjaal and is Gr.1 placed in South Africa. Lot 58, his half-brother by Medaglia d’Oro is sure to be popular.

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Sledmere’s recipe for success is “to breed and raise sound, healthy and on-type horses who will command top dollar in the ring and will ultimately graduate to racetrack success”. The stakes performers to come off the farm in recent seasons are evidence this formula is successful. Pane in the Glass (Testa Rossa-Lyrics by Bluebird (USA)) was home bred by Sledmere and was a Gr.3 winner of just under $700,000. More recently, stakes horses such as Politeness (Street Sense

(USA)-Berengaria by Commands) and the full siblings Cautious and Buckinghampshire (Lonhro-Seeking Attention by Exceed and Excel) have been reared and sold by Sledmere. Very much looking forward to the Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Royston describes the Sledmere yearlings “as one of the best drafts we’ve ever had. They’re a really nice bunch of horses who will be well received.” Sledmere is offering five colts and seven fillies from a cross section of top-end stallions including Street Cry (IRE), Sebring, More Than Ready, Snitzel and Exceed and Excel. Royston took the time out to tell us a bit more about some of the youngsters. A half-brother to Villiers Stakes winner Monton, Lot 376, is by Snitzel and from city-winning Marauding mare Dynamic Flyer, a daughter of Gr.1 winner Bianco Flyer (Godswalk). Monton is a dual Gr.2 winner of 10 races and nearly $900,000 and this grey colt has plenty of length, has short and well-boned cannons, a lovely action and a great attitude. In Royston’s words he is “exactly what you want in a Snitzel.” Royston believes Lot 273 is the pick of the draft on type. This colt is by Duporth from winning Exceed and Excel mare Alteza Real, a daughter of Gr.1 winner


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Buckinghamshire (Lonhro-Seeking Attention by Exceed and Excel) looks bright and alert prior to going in the ring at Easter last year. He has done Sledmere proud, winning at Listed level in Sth Africa at his first start in late January. Lot 164, his half-sister by Street Cry is set to be a “must inspect” for buyers this year.

and producer Shindig (Straight Strike). “He’s a very well balanced colt with a lot of quality. He uses himself tremendously well.” This colt is from a strong family and his dam is a three-quarter sister to Shinzig and Strada, while Gr.1 winner Duporth (Red Ransom) is progressing nicely with the likes of Paceman, Cornrow and the stakes-placed Inkling performing well. This yearling is sure to be popular with buyers.

to race, the first is Gr.3 placed Cautious and her second foal is a stakes winner in South Africa called Buckinghampshire (Kenilworth Summer Juvenile-LR). The mare’s third foal is her Easter filly who is sure to be one of the busiest fillies come inspection time at the Easter sale.

Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock) filly out of Laetitia, a winner of three and dam of four winners. That yearling is a threequarter sister to Gr.3 winner and Gr.1 placed Stryker and is from the wonderful Denise’s Joy family.

Royston & Catriona Murphy

Royston describes Lot 417, a bay filly, as the result of “a lovely mating”. She is by Street Cry out of Gaze, a Cape Cross (IRE) mare. Gaze was a Gr.1 winner of eight races in New Zealand and Australia and placed in a Doomben Cup-Gr.1 and quite a few other Australasian Group events. Boasting a nice staying pedigree with a great potential for residual value, Royston is excited to be offering this filly for sale.

Lot 58 is a brown or black colt by Medaglia d’Oro (USA) from city-winning Flying Spur mare Miss Portofino. This young mare has started her stud career very well and the triple winner has had two foals to race for two winners, including the Sledmere graduate Anjaal (by Lonhro), who won at two and is Gr.1 placed in South Africa. This yearling is from a running family and Royston said, “this colt has a lot of substance and is well balanced with a good girth”. Lot 309 is a brown filly by Golden Slipper-Gr.1 winner and boom young sire Sebring from Berengaria (Commands), the dam of Gr.3 winner Politeness (Street Sense). This filly has plenty of scope and is from a family littered with stakes winners including Thackeray, Fairytales, Parables, Our Fable and Rancho Classic. “She stands over quite a bit of ground, but is very well balanced.” Politeness has returned in good fashion for her autumn campaign, running a good third at Caulfield first-up and the Denman filly out of the mare, named Alpina, is in the John Thompson yard in Sydney and reportedly showing good early promise. Lot 164 is a brown filly by Street Cry from stakes placed Seeking Attention (Exceed and Excel). The dam, who won five races to 1100m, has had two foals

“She’s got plenty of quality and is probably the best type the mare has produced which bodes well, considering the first two foals are both stakes performers,” said Royston. This filly’s damsire is Exceed and Excel, her second dam is by Woodman (USA) and she comes from the family of Stryker, a son of Fastnet Rock and emerging sire, as he is a three-quarter brother to Seeking Attention. Laetitia (by Woodman) is the second dam of this filly and Sledmere will also offer Lot 17, a beautiful

“As a whole this is the best draft we’ve brought to the sales, without question, and Treen and I are very excited to be heading to the Easter sales with all of them.”

Lot 148 is a strong Exceed and Excel filly out of Royal Academy mare Royal Snip, a daughter of stakes winner Snippet’s Girl and a sister to stakes winner Academy Dancer. Royal Snip won twice to 1200m and was placed at Listed level and has been a good producer for her owners, leaving six winners including juvenile stakes winner Royal Babe. With the two year-old season hotting up it’s no surprise to see the Exceed and Excel juveniles going well again, the sire leading the rankings in late February with 10 two year-old winners of $2.1m. Although he’s been one of the best sires of two year-olds in Australia during the past few seasons, Royston points out Exceed and Excel yearlings are often overlooked at the sales. “This is the best Exceed and Excel we have taken to the sales in quite a while and well worth inspecting.”

“As a whole this is the best draft we’ve brought to the sales, without question, and Treen and I are very excited to be heading to the Easter sales with all of them.” EASTER PREVIEW

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SOUTHERN CROSS BREEDERS southerncrossbreeders.com.au Ashleigh Thoroughbreds Scone NSW 2337 Senga Bissett: 0410 588 200 sengaB@bigpond.com

LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

44 Ch Colt

Foxwedge

Mia Cat Dancer (USA)

186 Br Filly

Foxwedge

Silver Sparks (USA)

287 B Filly

Smart Missile

Apennine

345 Br Colt

So You Think (NZ) Crevette

364 B Filly

Northern Meteor

Delaluna

404 G Filly

So You Think (NZ)

Figure of Eight (FR)

405 B Filly

Dream Ahead (USA) Filipa

457 B Colt

Smart Missile

Jannah

471 B Filly

Hinchinbrook

Snow Queen

FRESHMEN SIRES HIGHLIGHT THIS QUALITY DRAFT THE quality of yearling sale drafts presented by Southern Cross Breeders is well known and Easter 2015 is no exception with a quality selection of well related youngsters by a good mix of proven and up-and-coming stallions. The Fastnet Rock connection is a strong one here with lovely youngsters by his first crop sons Foxwedge and Smart Missile, while another first crop star in So You Think (NZ) is also represented. Kicking off the Southern Cross Easter sale draft is Lot 44, a Foxwedge half-brother to the Concorde Stakes-Gr.3 winner Wouldnt It Be Nice. Out of the imported Listed winner Mia Cat Dancer (USA) (Tactical Cat), he is a grandson of the stakes placed Master Print, also dam of the Listed winner Skip The Print and from the family of US stakes winners Farmonthefreeway, Scarlet Rage, Wardrobe Test and Matchless Orinda. “He is an outstanding colt,” said Senga Bissett of Southern Cross, “big, strong and full of quality. He is a good walker with a great temperament. Both of the mare’s two to race have come out as early two year-olds and this colt is more forward than they were.”

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Also by Foxwedge is Lot 186, a daughter of the imported Silver Sparks (USA) (Mt Livermore), a half-sister to the dam of the 2014 US Champion Older Female Close Hatches, a five times Gr.1 winner. Boasting a duplication of the excellent mare Flaming Page, she has the Gr.3 winner Monroe as her third dam and the incomparable Best In Show as her fourth dam. “Being from such a great family we are confident that she will prove popular with international buyers,” Bissett noted. “She is an absolutely gorgeous filly. Silver Spark’s first foal Majaska has shown lots of ability and looks ready to go right on.” Fellow Fastnet Rock stallion Smart Missile has a nice group of Easter yearlings including Lot 287, the first foal of city winner Apennine (Dubai Destination), daughter of Gr.2-winning juvenile Apollo Wonder and from the family of Gr.1 gallopers Paint, Akhenaton and Mr Bureaucrat. “Smart Missile is putting a lot of size and scope into his foals and this filly is a very strong first foal. She is a no-nonsense, very straight forward filly.”


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by KRISTEN MANNING There are high expectations for the progeny of champion sprinter Dream Ahead (USA) and he is represented in the Southern Cross Easter draft by Lot 405, a well related filly from the same family as Lot 345, that of Fairy King Prawn. With a pedigree featuring the brothers Sadler’s Wells and Fairy King, this youngster is out of the multiple winner Filipa (Encosta de Lago), a three-quarter sister to Cosmic Endeavour.

Group 1 winner Cosmic Endeavour is half-brother to Lot 345, a colt by So You Think

Another Smart Missile from a great family is Lot 457, a colt out of Jannah (Carnegie) whose Gr.3-winning half-sister Crowned Glory (a Golden Slipper runner-up) is dam of the exciting Gr.1-winning three year-old Hallowed Crown and the Gr.3 galloper Needs Further. His third dam is the great Lady Giselle (FR) (Nureyev), dam of Zabeel and Baryshnikov. “He is an outstanding individual, big and strong and a very good mover. We cannot fault him.”

Northern Meteor’s final crop will also be in demand including Lot 364, the first foal for the three times winner Delaluna (Strategic), a sister to the Gr.1-winning sprinter Mistegic and the Listed winner Rightson. “She is the image of her sire, you can certainly pick her as a Northern Meteor. She has a massive hindquarter and is a good size for a first foal. She has a lovely temperament and she should prove very popular.”

“She is a slightly smaller filly but what she lacks in size she makes up with strength, quality and action. She is a very good walker and very strong behind,” Bissett said of a filly she thinks will mature into a nice broodmare prospect later on. Hinchinbrook’s young runners are shaping very nicely and a filly with an interesting pedigree is his daughter, Lot 471. A half-sister to the metropolitan winner Dupe ‘em, this yearling is bred on a 3fx3m cross of speed influence Snippets. She is out of a half-sister to the Listed winner Burgeis and from the family of Golden Slipper Stakes-Gr.1 winner and successful stallion Stratum. “She is a strong, well grown filly with nice balance and good strength.”

The quality of yearling sale drafts presented by Southern Cross Breeders is well known and Easter 2015 is no exception with a quality selection of well related youngsters by a good mix of proven and up-andcoming stallions.

Another young stallion whose progeny are bound to be keenly sought after is dual Cox Plate winner and European star So You Think (NZ), sire of Lot 345, a colt out of the triple stakes winner Crevette (Danehill) whose three to race have all been winners including the Tattersall’s Tiara-Gr.1 winner Cosmic Endeavour and the dual city winner Gamba. Crevette’s dam is the wonderful Twiglet (Edward Manifold Stakes-Gr.2) who earned the title of Broodmare of the Year thanks to the exploits of her two wonderful sons Easy Rocking and Fairy King Prawn. Aged 27 and retired four years ago, Twiglet was well represented by Fairy King Prawn, one of the best to race in Hong Kong, taking his Gr.1 winning form to Japan where he won the prestigious Yasuda Kinen. Easy Rocking was an outstanding sprinter too, seen at his best winning the 2000 Salinger Stakes-Gr.1. “This colt is a stunner, the image of his sire. He has a magnificent action and a wonderful temperament, he is just a lovely horse.” Lot 404 is another So You Think, a grey half-sister to four winners including the South African Group winners Eight Street and Ottimo and the dam of the NZ Listed winner Caduceus. Her dam Figure of Eight (Octagonal) is a half-sister to the dual Group-winning Japanese galloper Meisho Beluga and from the family of one of the greats of the European turf in Dancing Brave. “She has developed amazingly through her preparation and she will mature into a lovely classic type as you’d expect,” Senga said. EASTER PREVIEW

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THINK BIG STUD Head Office Sydney t: 02 9663 3030 f: 02 9663 1919 Duncan Ramage: Managing Director duncan@thinkbigstud.com.au

Think Big Stud

Cathryn Carson c.carson@thinkbigstud.com.au Stud t: 0427 446 060 f: 02 4862 2303 Kerry Wisnewski Stud Manager kerry@thinkbigstud.com.au

LOT

COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

So You Think (NZ)

Think Money

353 Br Filly

So You Think (NZ)

Dance on the Moon (IRE)

395 Br Colt

So You Think (NZ)

Faint Perfume

413 Br Filly

So You Think (NZ)

Forever Rafter (USA)

601 B/Br Colt

So You Think (NZ)

Redoutebelle

230 B Filly

CLASSY QUINTET BY CHAMPION SO YOU THINK THE emergence of Think Big Stud was in many ways inevitable as owner Dato Tan Chin Nam’s core business is in real estate and the idea of owning land had been contemplated for a long time. Dato Tan had previously kept his mares at Kia-Ora Stud while hunting for the right property, and purchased Inverness Stud at Burradoo from Dr Jack Woolridge in late 2007.

Faint Perfume

First Seal, Think Big Stud part-owned and graduate of the Think Big Stud racing program

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Renamed Think Big Stud, after Dato Tan’s dual Melbourne Cup winner, the farm was positioned in a green zone during the equine influenza crisis and this resulted in the farm standing its own stallions in order to cover the home mares during that difficult time. Gloaming Stakes-Gr.3 winner and Spring Champion Stakes-Gr.1 runner-up Pendragon (NZ) (Elnadim (USA)-Alacrity by Grosvenor) retired in 2007 and while he has covered only small books, he has become a solid winner-producer with 35 winners (51.5% of starters) of $2.3m, including multiple city winner The Peak and Blazing Dragon and stakes placed Abba. Listed winner and Group placed Prince Arthur (Danehill (USA)-Scribbling by Palace Music)) retired to stud in 2009 and has already left the good stakes placed three year-old Smart Lad from few runners. In 2009, after Viewed’s Melbourne Cup win the previous November, the

income from his wins allowed the farm to expand by buying a block of land from a neighbour, and So You Think’s great success, which included Cox Plate wins in 2009 and 2010 and more Gr.1 glory in England and Ireland, allowed further expansion. Now the farm covers 121.4ha (300 acres) nestled alongside the Wingecarribee River. The Southern Highlands region has a micro-climate similar to New Zealand’s famed Waikato region, and Think Big Stud makes the most of the elevation (690m above sea level), which gives the farm colder nights, more rainfall than the Hunter Valley, and allows for different types of pastures. The hope is that the similarity to New Zealand’s best breeding climates will ensure Think Big Stud grows horses in the same tough mould New Zealand is famous for. Think Big Stud’s first sales season was in 2008 and the stud started with a bang, bringing only one yearling to the Inglis Classic and selling the filly by Galileo (IRE) from Freja (Danehill) for just $45,000. Named Sidera, she won her first three starts including the Turffontein Fillies Mile-Gr.3. At Inglis Easter in 2008, Think Big Stud presented three yearlings, selling two and passing in a filly by Shamardal (USA) from Zona (Zabeel) with a reserve of just $40,000. Named Faint Perfume, she was crowned


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by RENÉE GEELEN Champion Three Year-Old Filly in Australia in 2009-10 thanks to her dual Gr.1 wins in the VRC Oaks and Vinery Stud Stakes. The next year Think Big Stud sold Listed winner Liveandletdie, and there are many more horses showing potential who have been sold at subsequent sales. When international champion So You Think (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE)-Triassic by Tights (USA)) retired to Coolmore Stud after 14 wins (10 Gr.1) and earnings topping $10m, Think Big manager Duncan Ramage worked hard to select the best mates for the horse to give him every chance at success. As one of Dato Tan’s champions, it was inevitable Think Big Stud would support him with the stud’s best mares and its 2015 Newmarket draft has been tagged “Five by the best at Easter” and “100% So You Think”, as Think Big will offer three fillies and two colts from the first crop of this Sadler’s Wells grandson. Opening the stud’s account is Lot 230, a filly from the AJC Australian Oaks-Gr.1 runner-up Think Money (Danehill Dancer (IRE)). She is the second foal of her dam, who also ran fourth in the VRC Oaks-Gr.1. Second dam Ponziani (Nassipour (USA)) is a sister to Gr.2 winner Steel Phoenix and has produced three black type runners in Caissa, It’s All Money and Think Money. Next up is another filly, Lot 353, out of imported winner Dance on the Moon (IRE) (Fasilyev), already a success at stud with three winners including BTC Doomben Roses-Gr.3 winner and Gr.1 placed Awesome Planet (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) and Gr.2 placed Solar Eclipse (Iffraaj (GB)). This filly has ready residual value thanks to her half-sister Awesome Planet (already dam of Gr.2 second Awesome Rock), and a strong international pedigree. Her third dam is super broodmare Rose of Jericho (Alleged) who left four Group winners including English Derby-Gr.1 hero Dr Devious, Japanese Gr.1 winner and sire Shinko King (IRE) and successful sire Archway (IRE). The Gr.1 winner Maybe (Galileo), Champion Two Year-Old Filly in Europe and Ireland in 2011, also comes from this family. The most anticipated youngster in Think Big Stud’s draft is Lot 395, a brown colt out of star racemare Faint Perfume (Shamardal). Duncan Ramage pointed out buyers could have taken her home for just $40,000 at the 2008 Inglis Easter sale. “All our horses are offered for sale as we have separate breeding and buying budgets and the farm must pay for itself,” he said. “Everything the farm produces is entered for auction, and we let the auction houses decide which ones are acceptable for sale.

Only then do we race those that are rejected, either by the sales companies or by buyers, and we try to put realistic prices on them all, as shown by Faint Perfume herself.” Faint Perfume’s first foal was a colt by Street Cry (IRE) who sold at Easter last year for $475,000 and has been named Iron Boss. Zona (Zabeel) the dam of Faint Perfume did not win, but she is a daughter of Champion Three Year-Old Filly and dual Gr.1 winner Danendri (Danehill), who won more than $1m and is a successful broodmare, leaving Gr.3 winner Zingham (a brother to Zona) and Listed winner and Gr.1 placed Banc de Fortune (Galileo). Faint Perfume’s third dam, stakes-placed Stormy Exchange (USA), is by Storm Bird and Faint Perfume carries a 4mx4f cross of this influential stallion, the other line coming via Shamardal’s grandsire, twice Champion US Sire Storm Cat. Lot 413 is a brown filly by So You Think out of imported winner Forever Rafter (USA) (by the Storm Cat horse Delineator), who was successful at 8.5f in the US and is a half-sister to Qld Tatt’s RC Winter Stakes-Gr.1 winner Absolut Glam (Snowland) and Listed winner Nobby Snip (Snippetson), being from Pine Away (USA) (by Danzig Horse Pine Bluff), a half-sister to Gr.3 winner Moonflute (Danehill (USA)). The final So You Think yearling in the “100%” draft is Lot 601, a colt from winning Redoute’s Choice mare Redoutebelle, whose first foal, Beaudragon, is already a winner and city placed. Interestingly, this colt is inbred 3fx4f to Tights, the Gr.2-winning son of Champion sire Nijinsky who left three Gr.1 winners as a sire, and four as a broodmare sire including So You Think. His Queen of the Turf-Gr.3 winner The Perfume Garden is the third dam of this yearling, and she left three stakes performers including Redoutebelle’s dam, the VRC Oaks-Gr.1 placed Zazabelle.

Two of Think Big Stud’s 100% So You Think draft are fillies with Gr1 female connections. Lot 230 is the second foal of Gr1 AJC Oaks runnerup Think Money (pictured below) and Lot 413 is the third foal of a winning half-sister to crack mare Absolut Glam (pictured above) winner of almost $1 million. Both fillies have tremendous breeding potential once their racing days are over.

Ramage declined to make conformation statements about each of Think Big’s So You Think yearlings, saying instead, “We would prefer each and every person to inspect the draft and draw their own conclusions. So You Think has been well received at the sales so far, and overall they are athletic with presence and are great movers. He is a pure breeding bay, and many have the white star like him. The farm has already bought a few So You Think yearlings from other people in order to both support him and to diversify the pedigrees we have on the farm. It is part of a wider business plan to improve the quality of our farm’s potential offerings in the future, and we hope to either breed or buy our next champion via So You Think.”

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TORRYBURN STUD 245 Torryburn Rd, Torryburn NSW www.torryburnstud.com.au Office: t: 02 4938 9739 f: 02 4938 9742

LOT

COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

32

B/Br Colt

Redoute’s Choice

Lucky Diva

70

Br Colt

Snitzel

My Amici

216 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Suzy Smart (USA)

480 B/Br Colt

Denman

Tell Someone (NZ)

490 B Filly

Snitzel

Watch My Lips

534 B Colt

Snitzel

Crevice (USA)

589 B Colt

Smart Missile

Pixels

TORRYBURN STUD REDOUTE’S CHOICE, SNITZEL DOMINATE DRAFT MEMBERS of the flourishing Redoute’s Choice sire line make up the majority of Torryburn Stud’s 2015 Easter draft, including a son and daughter of this champion stallion. There are also several youngsters by his Oakleigh Plate winner Snitzel, who finished runner-up to Redoute’s Choice on the Champion Sire standings in 2013-14. Torryburn, on the banks of the Allyn River near Gresford, has a great history for producing winners, star sprinter Terravista was born and raised there. He goes home there for his breaks away from the track, and why wouldn’t he, for this lightning fast Gr 1 winning son of Captain Rio and wonder mare Parfore (Gold Brose) is part-owned by none other than Torryburn manager Reggie

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Blundell. Owner John Cornish and his family have proved wonderful custodians of the historic property, which was once the home of poet Dorothea Mackellar, improving the facilities and continually upgrading the broodmare band since buying in 2002. The stud’s first by Redoute’s Choice, quite early on the first day of the sale, is Lot 32. This colt is from talented race mare Lucky Diva (Perugino), who won 11 races to 1200m and more than $569,000. His Gr.3-winning dam’s first three foals are all winners and his second dam is dual stakes winner and highly successful broodmare Lucky Witch, dam of the Gr.3 winner Spirit of Westbury and the Listed winners Gina Lollawitcha (also by Perugino) and


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by KRISTEN MANNING “This filly just oozes class and elegance. She has plenty of scope and is well put together with great bone. She really ticks all the boxes.” One of the best sire sons of Redoute’s Choice is his Arrowfield barn mate Snitzel, who is doing such a good job at stud, with more than 400 winners to his credit including Cox Plate hero Shamus Award, that his service fee rose to $71,500 last spring. Torryburn has three of his yearlings due to head through the Newmarket ring, beginning

Terravista storms past Lankan Rupee to win the Gr1 VRC Classic at Flemington. The super sprinter calls Torryburn home. with Lot 70. This colt is from the stakes placed, city winner My Amici (Anabaa) and is the second foal of his dam. He is a grandson of stakes winner Mutate (Octagonal), also dam of the Gr.3 placed Costly Commitment. Boasting seven strains of Northern Dancer, this colt hails from a family whose members include Melbourne Cup-Gr.1 winner and sire At Talaq and another imported stayer who enjoyed Australian success, the dual Gr.3 winner Far Lane. “There is a lot of quality in this colt. He has good rein, a great attitude and he is a very well balanced yearling. He’s the type of colt everyone would love to have in their stable,” Reggie said. Duke of Westbury. This colt’s third dam, Better Be Lucky, is a three-quarter-sister to champion racehorse and stallion Century. Bred on a 3mx3m cross of Danzig, he also boasts duplications of the excellent mares Natalma and Romanella (dam of the legendary Ribot). “This colt has plenty of scope and good bone under him,” Torryburn Stud manager Reggie Blundell said. “He has a great loose walk for a big horse and is very light on his feet. Time and patience will be this colt’s best friend.” A filly from stakes placed Smart Strike mare Suzy Smart (USA) is the second of Torryburn’s duo by Redoute’s Choice, Lot 216 being a grandaughter of triple Gr.1 winner Minstrella, dam of the Group winners Colonel Minstrel and Minidar, as well as the triple Listed winner Unrestrained. This yearling has a 4fx4m cross of His Majesty and is from a prolific black-type family whose members include the Group winners Blofeld, A Little Warm and Mini Sermon.

Lot 490 is a Snitzel filly from Watch My Lips (Royal Academy), who is a descendant of, and line-bred to, the acclaimed matriarch La Troienne. This filly’s dam has had three to race and all are winners, including the city winner Clinton Affair, also by Snitzel. Her second dam is the Magic Night Stakes-Gr.2 winner Mardi’s Magic, a sister to Surrealist, dam of the multiple Gr.1 winner Racing to Win and the Gr.3-winning stallion Purrealist. She boasts duplications of Bletchingly and Nijinsky II. “The first word that comes into my mind with this filly is attitude. And she is a very neat filly with scope and good bone.”

Champion Older Female Miler of Italy Nova Hawk. “This colt in time will furnish into a lovely balanced horse. He has plenty of scope and good leg under him and what impresses me most about him is his big, loose walk.” A colt (Lot 480) by Golden Rose-Gr.1 winner Denman (Lonhro), is bound to prove popular with his sire faring so well already with stakes winners like Kuro, Law and Pinch River. This fellow is out of the O’Reilly mare Tell Someone, a multiple winner from 1200m-2200m and Queensland Oaks-Gr.1 fourth, and is bred on a 3fx5m cross of speed influence Vain. A three-quarter brother to the talented Why Why, who has been impressive winning his past two at Sha Tin in easy style, he is also a half-brother to the dam of the Phar Lap Stakes winner Traitor-Gr.2. Hailing from the family of champion filly Slight Chance, the tough Queensland Derby-Gr.1 winner Bramble and recent New Zealand stakes winner Include, he is “a big colt with scope and a great attitude, this to me is a very important attribute to have in a horse,” Reggie said. Bringing Torryburn’s Easter sale to a close is Lot 589, a bay colt by freshman sire Smart Missile from the Zabeel mare Pixels. Bred on the same Fastnet Rock/ Zabeel cross as the big race winners Atlantic Jewel and Planet Rock, he is a half-brother to the promising three year-old Rib Eye (Choisir) and out of a daughter of the stakes winner Snapshots (Success Express), in turn a daughter of the Gr.1-winning juvenile Hold That Smile (Haulpak). From the family of the triple Gr.1 winner Sea Siren and successful WA stallion Oratorio, he boasts Nijinsky II and Sir Tristram duplications as well as crosses of the outstanding mares Natalma and Rough Shod II (Smart Missile’s fifth dam). “He is a bit strong colt with a lot of the attributes buyers look for in a yearling. He has a nice pedigree page that matches up with a well put together yearling.

Lot 534, also by Snitzel, is a bay colt out of the winning Gulch mare Crevice (USA). He is a half-brother to the Gr.3-placed juvenile Aashiq and a three-quarter brother to the Japanese Gr.3 winner Brave Tender. Hailing from a classy international family, he can boast amongst his relations the Gr.1 winners Magic of Life (UK), Joshua Tree (Canada) and Inara (South Africa), as well as the EASTER PREVIEW

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TURANGGA FARM Scone NSW t: 02 6545 3862 f: 02 6545 3865 e: turanggafarm@bigpond.com John Ramsey - Stud Manager: 0427 847 685 Angela Mcliesh: 0424 237 933 LOT COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

78 B Colt

More Than Ready (USA)

Niagara Falls

92 B Colt

Redoute’s Choice

Our Quivira (NZ)

101 B Filly

High Chaparral (IRE) Pentacity (NZ)

116 B Colt

Sebring

167 B Filly

O’Reilly (NZ)

Sequential Charm

173 Ch Colt

Sebring

Shantha’s Girl

189 B Filly

Snitzel

Sky Love

258 B Colt

O’Reilly (NZ) Ziya (IRE)

283 Ch Colt

Sepoy

Ancient Song

334 Br Filly

Onemorenomore

Chatelaine

340 Ch Colt

Sebring

Classic Quest (USA)

371 B Filly

Fastnet Rock

Dol

387 B Colt

Northern Meteor

Eskaw (NZ)

451 B Filly

Northern Meteor

Irish Darling

491 B Filly

Stratum

Watchme

498 Br Colt

Myboycharlie (IRE) Zakusa (NZ)

574 Br Filly

Manhattan Rain

Private

ABLE FRIEND LEADS A STRONG HONOUR ROLL

Midnight Rock

TURANGGA Farm’s star Easter graduate, Able Friend (Shamardal (USA)-Ponte Piccolo (NZ) by Volksraad (GB)) has truly flown the flag for the Scone nursery. Now the highest rated horse ever trained out of Hong Kong, Able Friend currently sits third on the overall international rankings with a rating of 127 behind only the Japanese duo of Just A Way and Epiphaneia.

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Purchased by agent George Moore, son of trainer John Moore, for $550,000 at the 2011 Easter Yearling Sale, he has won his past three starts, including the Longines Hong Kong International Mile-Gr.1 last December and most recently The Stewards Cup-Gr.1 in January. The talented galloper has truly captured the imagination of Hong Kong racing fans and those further afield.

Multiple Group 1 winner and Turangga Stud graduate Able Friend

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Able Friend’s exploits place him in exalted company, but Turangga Farm is no one-trick pony. Good horses abound on Turangga’s honour roll and include the likes of Gr.1 winners Mr Murphy, Headway and Sky Cuddle, the Magic Millions 2YO Classic-RL winner Karuta Queen, Gr.2 winners Believe

Yourself, Elite Falls, Fast Clip, Highly Recommended, Keiki, Pitstop and Schilling, and the Gr.3 winners Laseron, Mecir, My Emotion, Our Quivira and Sky Love. Another worthy of mention is the Listed winner Fighting Sun whose career was cut short by injury and who is now at stud. Resident stallion Zizou (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)-Natural is My Name by Naturalism) is ticking over very nicely too. There always seems to be a youngster by Zizou in the winner’s circle and he had 76 winners (62.3% of starters) of more than $4m to late February. Pitstop, a winner of the Aushorse Golden Horseshoe-SGPGr.2 in Singapore, Everage, Marseille Roulette and Zin Zan Eddie spring to mind and this season Zoutenant took out the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic-RL. Turangga’s Easter draft for 2015 is once again all about quality. First into the ring is Lot 78, a bay colt by More Than Ready (USA) from the Gr.3-winning Danehill mare Niagara Falls. This colt is a brother to Elite Falls (ATC Reisling Stakes-Gr.2, 3rd ATC Golden Slipper S-Gr.1) and


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by WARREN WRUCK is described by farm principal Stuart Ramsey as “a magnificent colt, with scope, great presence and length of rein. He has strength throughout.” The next lot into the ring (Lot 92) is sure to command attention as he is a bay colt by champion sire Redoute’s Choice from the talented Spinning World mare Our Quivira whose six wins included the SAJC Dermody Stakes Gr.3. He is a half-brother to stakes winner Panipique and to stakes placed Tribal Rock. “He’s a well balanced colt in the mould of Redoute’s Choice’s most successful progeny. Think of Snitzel and Not a Single Doubt,” Stuart said. Lot 101, a High Chaparral filly, is a daughter of the Gold Coast Bracelet-LR winner Pentacity (by Pentire). “She’s a classic High Chaparral filly, carrying the very successful cross of influential broodmare Lalun.” The Sebring colt (Lot 116) from Private (Encosta de Lago) is a brother to Gr.2 winner Believe Yourself and is described as “compact, well balanced and full of quality. A two year-old type.” Lot 167 is a bay filly by multiple champion NZ sire O’Reilly from the Sequalo mare Sequential Charm who won the Queensland Guineas Gr.2. This youngster is a sister to ATC Silver Shadow StakesGr.2 third Clover Lane. Stuart says she is a “classic O’Reilly filly”. Next up is Lot 173, a colt by Golden Slipper winner Sebring from Shantha’s Girl (Redoute’s Choice), and this fellow who has lots of scope, is “from one of Turangga’s most successful families. His second dam is Gr.1 winner Sky Cuddle (Snippets) and he carries the successful 4mx3m cross of multiple champion sire Danehill.” Another possessing a great pedigree page and related closely to the previous offering, is Lot 189, a filly by Snitzel from Sky Cuddle’s Gr.3-winning half-sister Sky Love (Octagonal). Stuart said this filly, who carries a double of Biscay, is “a well balanced yearling with great muscle and bone.” Lot 258 is an O’Reilly colt from Ziya (IRE) (Lion Cavern). This yearling’s fourth dam is champion Petite Etoile and he descends from the flying Mumtaz Mahal. “This is an outstanding colt from one of the Aga Khan’s superior families.” The chestnut colt, Lot 283, by first crop sire and Golden Slipper winner Sepoy, will have buyers sitting up and taking notice as his dam is the Salinger Stakes-Gr.1 winner Ancient Song (Canny Lad) who won nine races to 1300m and $780,000 and has already produced stakes winner Tampiko. “He oozes quality and is the mirror image of his sire. This is an outstanding colt. The Golden Slipper beckons.” TThere is plenty of speed too in the pedigree of Lot 334 as this brown filly is a half-sister to a Gr.1 winner and Golden Slipper runner-up Headway

and her fourth dam is champion filly Cendrillon. She is by Champagne StakesGr.1 winner Onemorenomore and from the Flying Spur mare Chatelaine who won three races and was runner-up in the AJC Silver Shadow Stakes-Gr.2. “She is a beautiful filly and carries all the quality of her three-quarter sister Headway (VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes Gr.1 and Champion Two Year-Old Filly in Australia 2008-09) and is a precocious two year-old type.” The Sebring colt, Lot 340, from Classic Quest (USA) (Coronado’s Quest) is a half-brother to stakes placed filly Quest For Peace and his second dam was a Graded winner in the US. He is a “colt with scope and built in the mould of Sebring Gr.1 winner Criterion. He has exceptional bone and possesses great character.” A three-quarter sister to Mirjulisa Lass (ATC Vinery Stud Stakes Gr.1) is next into the ring. Lot 371 is by the all-conquering Fastnet Rock from Dol (Dolphin Street), a half-sister to Gr.2 winner Pembleton. “As her dam’s name suggests, she is a doll and is well balanced with class written all over her.” The quality continues with the next offering as Lot 387, a colt by Northern Meteor from stakes placed Eskaw (NZ) (Chief Bearheart), is from one of Turangga’s most treasured families, his dam being a half-sister to Our Quivira and Kishkat. “Beautiful walking, big and strong, he is a magnificent colt. He shows all the qualities of his sire’s most successful progeny such as the Turangga bred Fighting Sun.” Lot 451 is a bay filly by Northern Meteor from the Ivory’s Irish mare Irish Darling, winner of the SAJC Australasian Oaks-Gr.1, and is a sister to the Canonbury Stakes-LR winner Fighting

Sun. “Words can’t truly describe this filly. Very, very classy and as a sister to Fighting Sun she is a must-have filly.” A filly (Lot 491) by Golden Slipper winner and successful sire Stratum is next along and she is from the metropolitanwinning Bel Esprit mare Watchme. This yearling’s dam is a half-sister to the good Singapore gallopers Risky Business and Lim’s Fighter and second dam is Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 second Sky Watch (Star Watch). “A well balanced filly, she has a similar 4fx4f cross of Vain as champion Black Caviar. Will run.” The penultimate offering is Lot 498, a colt by French Gr.1 winner and Gr.1 sire Myboycharlie (IRE) from the Zabeel mare Zakusa. He is a half-brother to the well-performed Koroibete and his dam is a three-quarter sister to Gr.1 winner Isolda. “A classy colt from a very successful staying family,” Stuart said. The final lot for Turangga is Lot 574, a brown filly by Manhattan Rain from the Rory’s Jester mare Midnight Rock who is a half-sister to Gr.1 winner Aloha. This yearling is a half-sister to My Emotion (MVRC Moonee Valley Fillies ClassicGr.2) and her second, third and fourth dams are all stakes winners. “She is a mature, ready to race filly from one of the most successful families in the stud book. The Tennessee family.”

“I know we breed good, tough horses from this farm. We are located in the Segenhoe Valley and it is without doubt one of the best places to breed horses in this country. If you want to buy a winner, and even increase your chances of getting a top liner, then you should pay close attention to the draft from Turangga Farm.”

The final word goes to Stuart Ramsey. “I know we breed good, tough horses from this farm. We are located in the Segenhoe Valley and it is without doubt one of the best places to breed horses in this country. If you want to buy a winner, and even increase your chances of getting a top liner, then you should pay close attention to the draft from Turangga Farm.” EASTER PREVIEW

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TYREEL STUD Agnes Banks NSW www.tyreel.com Rob Sims t: 0419 974 104 e: rob@tyreel.com

LOT

COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

204 Ch Filly

More Than Ready (USA)

Star Mystic

220 B/Br Filly

More Than Ready (USA)

Tahni Girl

248 B Filly

Northern Meteor

Western Empress

346 B Colt

Redoute’s Choice

Crossyourheart (NZ)

585 B Colt

So You Think (NZ)

Passageway (USA)

NEW BEGINNING HERALDS IN MORE WINNERS TYREEL Stud has a rich and proud history at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling sales. For decades Tyreel has been represented by high quality bluebloods at Easter, and they have gone on to translate their strong pedigrees and looks into high class performances on racetracks all over the world. The 2015 sale heralds the beginning of a new chapter for the drafts from Tyreel. This is the first year Linda and Laurence Monds are at the helm of this boutique breeding operation during the southern hemisphere’s most important yearling sale. The stud’s change of ownership has already seen some inevitable directional changes including a re-branding at the illustrious farm. While those cosmetic changes are important, Linda Monds believes what is most valuable to its image and credibility in the thoroughbred industry is Tyreel’s proven history of breeding Golden Slipper winners and sales toppers. Linda is

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determined to continue that record and has made it a top priority to improve the stud’s broodmare band. “The farm has seen the arrival of a new young broodmare band, and we are continuing to welcome new owners to join them and take advantage of this exceptional property and its success,” she said. So far this year Tyreel raised or consigned horses have put up some outstanding racecourse performances. In fact, 20% of the horses offered by Tyreel during the past three years are now performing at black type level across Australasia and South Africa. This brilliant strike rate would be the envy of any major farm in the world. A number of Tyreel horses that are worth keeping an eye on include; Tashbeeh, Tahni Dancer, Ondina and Holy Cow and there are many more from this Agnes Banks property who are being prepared by some of Australia’s leading trainers for the autumn racing carnival.


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Linda believes this positive trend will continue with Tyreel’s 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale draft bringing together an “exciting blend of blueblood genetics that has produced the finest of physical specimens the thoroughbred breed has to offer.” Tyreel opens its account with Lot 204, a stunning chestnut filly by More Than Ready out of stakes placed Flying Spur daughter Star Mystic. This eye-catching filly is bred on the same cross as Sebring, and her athletic physique strongly resembles that of her sire. From the family of Alverta, Aerobatics and Revolte, this family has continued to produce consistent quality performers. Moving on, from one outstanding filly to another (Lot 220) by More Than Ready. This youngster is from the Redoute’s Choice mare Tahni Girl, a Gr.3 winner and Magic Night-Gr.2 runner-up, with earnings of almost $400,000. She has produced a strong and imposing filly who possesses many of the best attributes of these two champion sires, and of course she is bred on the successful More Than Ready/Danehill cross. This filly is already a sister to three black type performers including Gr.3 winner Maschino. The most recent is Tahni Dancer (Sebring), a filly bred on very similar lines to great success.

Lot 248 is an attractive filly by the ill-fated but extremely exciting sire Northern Meteor from city winner Western Princess (Western Symphony). The dam has already produced precocious two year-old The Huntress (Husson), a Listed winner and Gr.3 placed filly, and five other winners including stakes placed Lord Fuji. This filly, from the final crop of her sire, is one of a select few left for public auction by a stallion who has continued to upgrade his mares. The first of the colts from the draft will not let the fillies take all the limelight. Lot 346 is a Redoute’s Choice colt out of leading NZ two year-old filly of 2006-07 in Crossyourheart (Show a Heart) and with all the very best traits of his champion sire. He’s an athletic walking colt who maintains a great presence. He is out of one of the fastest juveniles of her year in New Zealand who was a multiple stakes winner. This family, whose members include HK champ All Thrills Too and Crossyourheart’s Gr.3-winning brother Gotta Have Heart, has continued to produce exceptional performers, and with the powerful update of Turnbull Stakes-Gr.1 (2000m) winner Lucia Valentina in recent months it is a family on the up.

Well worth waiting for in Session Two at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale is Lot 585, a bay colt by the champion international racehorse and now exciting sire So You Think from US 900m juvenile winner Passageway (USA) (Gold Fever). This colt has impressed all who have seen him and, like many by his sire, has the look and walk of a supreme athlete. His second dam, a sister to Pancho Villa and Terlingua (dam of Storm Cat and Chapel of Dreams) is by the great Secretariat, and his third dam Gr.3 winner Crimson Saint, left seven winners including champion Royal Academy. This family has great potential, and with the promising San Sierra (Encosta de Lago-Passageway) already set to perform well for his dam, the colt could be “the one” to wait for.

20% of the horses offered by Tyreel during the past three years are now performing at black type level across Australasia and South Africa.

Linda is excited about her first foray into the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and believes Tyreel’s five entries will help continue the well-deserved reputation of the stud. “I am really looking forward to our first Easter sale, and I know that we have the right quality stock to make our debut a great success.”

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VINERY STUD Segenhoe Rd, Scone www.vinery.com.au t: 02 6543 8333 f: 02 6543 8334 Peter Orton: 0418 276 454 peter@vinery.com.au Adam White: 0414 800 918 adam@vinery.com.au Conor Phelan: 0437 842 852 conor@vinery.com.au

LOT

COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

7

B Colt

Commands

Kyria

25

B Colt

O’Reilly (NZ)

Lightly Dusted

107 Br Colt

Lonhro

Polar Success

130 B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Regal Flute

149 B Filly

More Than Ready (USA)

Sacred Choice

188 B/Br Filly

So You Think (NZ)

Sing Hallelujah

197 B Filly

Street Cry (IRE)

Solar Charged

290 B Colt

More Than Ready (USA)

Astrodame

298 B Colt

Snitzel

Ballet d’Amour (USA)

314 B Filly

More Than Ready (USA)

Bollinger

330 B Filly

More Than Ready (USA)

Champagne Harmony

369 Br Colt

Commands

Divine Rebel (NZ)

408 B Filly

Commands

Fleur de Chine (NZ)

474 B Colt

Medaglia d’Oro (USA)

Startina

525 B Colt

Mossman

Carnegie Minstrel (NZ)

541 Ch Filly

Congrats (USA)

Dubleanny

571 B Colt

Smart Missile

Malibu Road (USA)

597 B Colt

Stratum

Purple Blood

More Than Ready

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READY TO MAKE SOME MORE HEADLINES CHAMPION sire More Than Ready (USA) (Southern Halo-Woodman’s Girl by Woodman (USA)) headlines Vinery Stud’s outstanding consignment of 18 yearlings for the Inglis Easter Sale starting on April 7. The Gr.1 winner and leading sire with runners like Sebring, More Joyous and Samaready among more than 130 stakes winners, had five lots make $500,000 or more at the 2014 Easter Sale and he has another 30 yearlings this year including Vinery fillies from Gr.1 mares Sacred Choice and Bollinger. More Than Ready’s filly (Lot 149) out of dual Gr.1 winner Sacred Choice (Choisir), has pleased Vinery sales manager Adam White. “She has really impressed and developed since starting her preparation for Easter. More Than Ready can obviously get a filly of high quality, and this filly also has great residual value.” Sacred Choice won the Doncaster Handicap-Gr.1 and Myer Classic-Gr.1 before Vinery bought her privately in June 2012. Her first foal is this More Than Ready filly catalogued for the first session of the Easter Sale.

Vinery presents a More Than Ready from one of its most successful families when the filly out of Bollinger (Dehere (USA)) parades as Lot 314. This yearling’s dam was a Gr.1 winner of the Coolmore Classic before transferring to Kentucky where she foaled four winners including Friesan Fire (Louisiana Derby-Gr.2). Bollinger, whose dam is Golden SlipperGr.1 winner Bint Marscay (Marscay), was repatriated to Australia and her first southern foal is a two year-old More Than Ready filly named Madame Lily who has been retained by Vinery. “Her second foal down here is a nice, quality filly,” White said. “It’s an exceptional pedigree - one of the best in the Stud Book. Her close relation Always Allison looks very talanted”. The Chris Waller-trained Always Allison won on debut at Warwick Farm and then again in February in the Sweet Embrace S-Gr.2. Another daughter of More Than Ready, she is from Rhema (Fusaichi Pegasus), a half-sister to Benicio (Victorian Derby-Gr.1) and Romneya (Moonee Valley Classic-Gr.2), all from Bint Marscay’s Group-winning daughter Mannington (Danehill).

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Easter Yearlings in the paddock in Spring Vinery has also catalogued a More Than Ready filly from Champagne Harmony (Choisir) as Lot 330. Her dam won the Yallambee Classic-Gr.2 in Adelaide and her two year-old sister was purchased by Sam Kavanagh for $150,000 at the 2014 Easter Sale. Apart from More Than Ready and fellow residents Mossman and Congrats (USA), Vinery’s Easter entrants are by Hunter Valley stallions Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel, Commands, So You Think (NZ), Street Cry (IRE), Lonhro, Smart Missile, Stratum and Medaglia d’Oro (USA). Champion sire Lonhro was the first Australian stallion to break through the 100 winner mark this season and his Easter colt from 2003 Golden Slipper-Gr.1 winner Polar Success (Lot 107) is being sold as agent for Twin Palms Stud. Polar Success won four races and more than $2.1m and the latest of her five winners is Melbourne two year-old Group performer Lockroy. Her sire, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1 winner Success Express (USA), is a 30 year-old and has lived out his retirement at Vinery since 2006. “This Lonhro colt has been an exceptional type from when he was a foal and he has the pedigree to go with good looks,” White said. “He’s a real racehorse, very athletic and is sure to be one of the highlights of the whole sale.”

Vinery’s Redoute’s Choice filly (Lot 130) from Regal Flute (Royal Academy) is a half-sister to Edward Manifold StakesGr.2 winner Majestic Music and her dam is a sister to MRC 1000 Guineas-Gr.1 winner Serious Speed. Redoute’s Choice has been Easter Sale Champion for the past decade and his Gr.1 roll-call increased in 2014 with new elite winners Lankan Rupee, Bonaria, Hampton Court and South African filly Majmu. His first Gr.1 winner in 2015 arrived when Lankan Rupee won the Lightning Stakes at Flemington in late February, but he was denied another when Burnstone died shortly after winning the Blue Diamond Preview-LR on debut in January. Trainer Robbie Griffiths had rated him a front-line candidate for the Blue Diamond Stakes-Gr.1.

same Bint Marscay family as the More Than Ready-Bollinger filly. “This colt has always been a standout and is the first foal from a mare who was placed in the Silver Slipper-Gr.2,” White continued. “Being Lot 7, he will get us off to a great start at Easter.”

“Our Redoute’s Choice is a lovely, big filly with scope and quality,” White added. “She has tremendous residual value being a half-sister to a multiple Group winner by one of the country’s most proven stallions.”

Vinery has a regally bred filly among the first crop of So You Think (NZ) at the Easter Sale. The dual Cox Plate champion was in demand at the Gold Coast Magic Millions with two lots topping $430,000. His Easter filly, catalogued as Lot 188, is from Sing Hallelujah (by Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1 winner Is It True (USA)), making her a half-sister to champion sprinter Hay List (15 wins, three Gr.1 and $2.5m). “I doubt she will let her sire and half-brother down,” White said. “She is big, strong and very tough, a quality type in her own right.”

Vinery has a winning track record selling stock by Commands, the 1000 Guineas-Gr.1 winner Commanding Jewel is a case in point, and there are two colts and a filly by the deceased champion in its Easter consignment. The Commands colt (Lot 7) from Kyria (Encosta de Lago-Rhema) is from the

Later in the Sale, Vinery offers a Commands colt (Lot 369) from Sydney Gr. 2 winner Divine Rebel (NZ) (Don Eduardo), who is inbred to Eight Carat (GB)), and then a Commands half-sister to Gr.1 winner Tully Thunder (Lot 408) from the juvenile Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 placed Fleur de Chine (NZ) (Centaine), dam of nine winners and second dam of Wakeful Stakes-Gr.2 winner and VRC Oaks-Gr.1 second Thunder Lady.

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WIDDEN STUD Widden Valley NSW www.widden.com t: 02 6549 9999 f: 02 6549 9900 Antony Thompson: 0427 470 507 e : info@widden.com

LOT

COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

22

B Colt

Northern Meteor

Left Alone

27

B Colt

Sebring

Lipari

52

B/Br Colt

So You Think (NZ)

Miss Darcey

61

Br/Blk Colt

So You Think (NZ)

Modonna

64

Br Filly

More Than Ready (USA)

Moon de French (USA)

80

Ch Filly

Sebring

Noguchi

98

B Colt

Snitzel

Peach Tree

99

Ch Colt

Star Witness

Peggie’s Choice

110

Ch Colt

Sebring

Press the Button

114

Ch Filly

Northern Meteor

Princess Emmy (NZ)

119

B Colt

So You Think (NZ)

Professionelle (NZ)

127

Ch Colt

Foxwedge

Rash Promise

158

Ch Colt

Sebring

Sayahailmary

176

Ch Filly

Street Cry (IRE)

She’s Purring

198

Ch Filly

Street Cry (IRE)

Solvini (NZ)

201

B Colt

Exceed and Excel

Spoleto (USA)

202

B Colt

Stratum

Sprung (USA)

234

Br Colt

More Than Ready (USA)

Tropical Affair

261

B Colt

Choisir

Absolute Dream

282

Ch Colt

Sebring

Anabarbarian

286

B Filly

Redoute’s Choice

Apamea (GB)

299

B Colt

Smart Missile

Ballet Society (NZ)

322

B Filly

Northern Meteor

Can’t Hackit (NZ)

331

Br Filly

Sebring

Champagne Sisters

339

Ch Filly

More Than Ready (USA)

Christchurch

349

Br Filly

Street Cry (IRE)

Culminate (NZ)

365

Br Filly

Sebring

Demanding

379

B Filly

So You Think (NZ)

Elegant Eagle (NZ)

394

B/Br Filly

Lonhro

Extra Terrestial

398

Ch Colt

Makfi (GB)

Farasha (NZ)

401

Br Colt

Northern Meteor

Fast Talker

402

B Filly

Sepoy

Faster Pussycat

426

Br Filly

Northern Meteor

Guessed

450

Ch Colt

Sepoy

Intuit

481

B Filly

Smart Missile

Terrestria (NZ)

483

B Filly

Sebring

Tigress Lily

485

B Filly

Northern Meteor

True Class

494

B Colt

Encosta de Lago

World Guide (NZ)

501

B Colt

Bernardini (USA)

Zutara

505

B Colt

Star Witness

Aristocracy

507

Br Filly

Sebring

Asylum Seeker (SAF)

508

B/Br Colt

Star Witness

Bail Out

511

B Colt

Testa Rossa

Bella Laguna

521

B Colt

Star Witness

Buymore (NZ)

524

B Colt

Stratum

Canny Dancer

535

B Filly

Stratum

Dance Girl Dance

561

Ch Filly

Northern Meteor

Lady Rock

581

Ch Colt

Star Witness

My Central (ITY)

586

Br Colt

New Approach (IRE)

Pastel Rose (USA)

587

B Colt

Hard Spun (USA)

Perfect Promise (SAF)

594

Ch Filly

Sebring

Princess Carnegie

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PRODUCING THE WINNERS OF 9 GROUP ONE RACES IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS... WIDDEN Stud is without doubt one of Australia’s most successful thoroughbred nurseries. A seventh generation of the Thompson family is now at the helm and the property is in an environment ideal for the rearing of young thoroughbreds. Lush, spacious paddocks feed off rich alluvial creek flats, surrounded by huge sandstone cliffs, which combine to provide the perfect foundation for potential Gr.1 winners to thrive and grow. The preparation for a yearling sale ultimately starts at birth and it is the strictest attention to detail on every horse in the Widden system which ensures so many top class racehorses for such a long period of time have been produced from this famed farm. After all, it’s not referred to as the Valley of Champions for nothing! Bluebloods spoke to Ryan McEvoy, Widden’s marketing and nominations manager, about the historic farm’s draft for the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Q: What are the highlights for Widden on and off the track during the past 12 months?

A: “You could argue Widden Stud graduates have not enjoyed a better 12 months. There have been 20 individual stakes winners including the winners of nine Gr.1 races in the past year. This is particularly satisfying for all the team here and very rewarding for all the hard work put in to produce this type of quality. Multiple Gr.1 winner Dissident is in contention for Horse of the Year, Lucky Thunder, Bonaria and Hucklebuck are others representing the Widden brand who have saluted at Gr.1. In fact, 4 of the top 6 home in the recent Gr1 Oakleigh Plate represented the Widden brand including sales graduate Shamal Wind. “The Gr.1 winner Driefontein is a Widden sales graduate as is this year’s Magic Millions Two Year-Old Classic winner Le Chef. Other stakeswinning Widden graduates this year include Tawteen, Stratum Star, Thurlow, Sir Moments, The Messina Nymph and Atmospherical. “We’re very proud of the fact we can offer yearlings who not only present well at the sale but continue to thrive and improve once they enter stable life.”


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Tawteen

Overall, we feel this draft would stack up as one of the finest selection of yearlings we have taken to a sale and really looking forward to arriving at Newmarket and presenting them. “

Thurlow

Q: How long has Widden been selling at Easter?

Shamal Wind Q: Who are some of the highlight youngsters for Widden at Easter? A: “Easter is a truly unique sale. It’s a terrific time of the year, combining the fabulous racing carnival, the best yearlings on offer with a large and diverse buying bench. We couldn’t be happier with how our draft is shaping up. The Stratum colt (Lot 202) from the Gr.3-winning Grand Slam daughter Sprung (USA) is a special yearling who shares similar quality to his sister Tawteen, a brilliantly fast stakes winner this season bought by Shadwell Stud from the Widden draft here at Easter in 2013 for $260,000. “We have a gorgeous Sepoy filly (Lot 402) from the stakes placed Flying Spur mare Faster Pussycat who is a standout and of course this family has just continued to improve with half-sisters Peron, Gai’s Choice and Atmospherical successful at stakes level. The Smart Missile (Lot 299) from multiple Group winner and Gr.1 placed Ballet Society (Stravinsky) is a serious colt and interestingly is bred on the successful Fastnet Rock-Nureyev cross, which has produced Gr.1 winners Nechita, Rock Classic and Mosheen. “Sebring has enjoyed a phenomenal past 12 months and we have 10 quality yearlings by him including a stunning

filly (Lot 365) from the proven producer Demanding (Octagonal). She’s simply an eye-catching filly with real class and athleticism. She is a half-sister to two stakes winners in Spacecraft and Phenomenons, the latest up and comer in the family is Group placed half-brother Washington Heights, who you would expect to only enhance the pedigree. The colt (Lot 282) from Anabarbarian (Anabaa) is another who fills the eye and is of course bred on the successful Sebring/Anabaa cross which has produced the Widden graduate and multiple Gr.1 winner Dissident. “This year will see the last crop of our champion young sire Northern Meteor on offer at auction and we have a terrific selection of his progeny including the second foal (Lot 114) of stakes winning Princess Emmy (King’s Chapel). Of course her first foal Thurlow was presented at Easter last year, bought by David Redvers for Qatar Bloodstock, she is now a dual stakes winner. We also present the first foal, a striking colt from the two year-old stakes placed Fastnet Rock mare Fast Talker (Lot 401), a close relation to Champion Two Year-Old and Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily. He appears a two year-old type, which is a reflection of the family.

“Widden has been selling at William Inglis and Son since the inaugural Easter Sale 148 years ago and we’re certainly proud of the history we have shared together and none more so than the many great racehorses we have sold here at Newmarket. In recent years these have included champion sprintermiler All Silent, Caulfield Guineas winners Helenus and Anacheeva, in addition to Gr.1 winners in Hong Kong Floral Pegusus and Happy Zero, Gr.2 winners Running Tall and Admiration and stakes winners this season such as Banadeer, Tawteen and Thurlow, this trio being aimed at Gr.1 races at the time of writing. We are also excited about a very recent two year-old debut winner for Chris Waller named Vanbrugh who was bought from the Widden Easter draft.”

Widden stud graduate Dissident is now a multiple Gr 1 winner and in contention for Horse of the Year

Q: The selection process for your Easter draft: how do you arrive at the final contingent? A: “Easter is a culmination of years in the planning, it is a sale that combines the best bred yearlings in Australia, matched by outstanding physical types.” Q: Now in conclusion? A: “Easter is one of the unique, major sales held annually in Sydney and it attracts the world’s largest and most prominent buyers. Coming to Sydney at Easter is a great tradition for us as it really brings together the breeding and racing industries with all the thrills and excitement of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival combined with our business of breeding and selling young thoroughbreds.”

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YARRAMAN PARK STUD Nandowra Road, Scone NSW www.yarramanpark.com.au t: 02 6545 1961 f: 02 6545 1145 e: studoffice@yarramanpark.com.au Harry Mitchell: 0412 280 576 Arthur Mitchell: 0412 495 687

LOT

COL/SEX

SIRE

DAM

31

B Colt

Fastnet Rock

Lovingonyourmind (USA)

34

B/Br Filly

Lonhro

Madame Pedrille

66

B Colt

Hinchinbrook

Morinda

85

B/Br Colt

Dream Ahead (USA)

Ofcourseican

87

Br Colt

Lonhro

Oh So Discreet

103 B Filly

Fastnet Rock

Perfect Persuasion

115 B/Br Colt

Sebring

Princess Natural

136 B Colt

I Am Invincible

Rivers Secret

144 B Filly

Snitzel

Royal Commands

152 B Colt

Hinchinbrook

Saint Minerva

185 Br Colt

High Chaparral (IRE)

Silk Veil

191 B Filly

Foxwedge

Sleepy Hollow

200 B Colt

Snitzel

Speedy Bell

254 B Filly

Invincible Spirit (IRE)

Zarzuela (IRE)

265 Br Filly

Medaglia d’Oro (USA)

Admiring

268 B Colt

Smart Missile

Alalunga (USA)

380 Br Filly

So You Think (NZ)

Elimbari

419 B/Br Filly

Snitzel

Get Ready Bertie (USA)

456 B Colt

More Than Ready (USA)

Jalsah

467 Ch Filly

Poet’s Voice (GB)

Seven Stars

470 B Filly

Star Witness

Snow Blitz

493 B Colt

Foxwedge

Wooden Melody

502 B/Br Filly

Hinchinbrook

Advantage Receiver

517 B Filly

Foxwedge

Brave Choice

559 Br Filly

Northern Meteor

Kiss ‘n Chase

566 B Colt

I Am Invincible

Luvumor

FASTNET ROCK AND SONS A FEATURE YARRAMAN Park Stud principals Arthur and Harry Mitchell and their clients are enjoying great recent success with emerging stallion I Am Invincible, while the stud’s stalwart Magic Albert and up-and-comer Hinchinbrook are also turning out their share of winners. Yarraman Park is gearing for Easter with a stellar draft, one which kicks off with “a very attractive” Fastnet Rock colt. From a strong American family, Lot 31 is out of Lovingonyourmind (USA) (Storm Cat) and is bred on the same Fastnet Rock/Storm Cat cross as Foxwedge and Irish Lights. He is out of a daughter of US Champion Three Year-Old Filly Farda Amiga and carries a 4fx5m cross of His Majesty. “He is a strong-bodied colt very much in the Foxwedge/Hinchinbrook mould,” said Harry Mitchell. Through the ring just three lots later, Lot 34 is a Lonhro filly out of the triple Listed winner Madame Pedrille (Secret Savings) who won five races to 1200m. The dam is a half-sister to Gr.1 winner Diamond Drille and Listed winner M’Lady Pedrille and it’s the family of Group winners Mamzelle Pedrille, O’Lonhro and I Am Invincible. Boasting duplications of influential mare Misty Morn and champion sire Mr. Prospector,

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she is described as “a typical Lonhro filly, not overly big but well balanced with great hindquarters.” Next up is Lot 85, a first crop colt by European Champion Sprinter Dream Ahead (USA). He is the first foal of Coolmore Classic-Gr.1 winner Ofcourseican (Mossman) from the family of recent stakes winners Gregers and Girl Guide, and his second and third dams are by Golden Slipper winners Canny Lad and Marauding. “He is an attractive colt with similar markings to his sire, he is very much a sprinting type,” said Harry. Two lots later is a Lonhro colt (Lot 87) out of the four times stakes placed Oh So Discreet (Bluebird), dam of Australasian Oaks-Gr.1 winner Maybe Discreet and Gr.3 winner Just Discreet. “A lovely colt with scope, a good action and powerful hindquarter. Not hard to see why the mare has done such a good job.” Another impressive Fastnet Rock is Lot 103, a filly out of Alinghi’s stakes placed sister Perfect Persuasion (Encosta de Lago) whose first two foals Lady Sharapova and Papillon are stakes placed. “A lovely big strong filly, very much like Lady Sharapova. A magnificent yearling with great action.”


ONLINE CATALOGUE >>CLICK HERE 2015 AUSTRALIAN EASTER YEARLING SALE Story by KRISTEN MANNING The family of Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1 winner and sire Snippets and Golden Slipper-Gr.1 winner Forensics is represented by Lot 115, a Sebring colt out of Princess Natural (Danehill Dancer), a half-sister to Listed winner and Golden Slipper runner-up (to Forensics) Zizou from the prolific Easy Date family. “A good sized colt with scope and great presence. An attractive three year-old type.” Lot 136 by Yarraman Park’s I Am Invincible out of Rivers Secret (Flying Spur) is a half-brother to the stakes placed Peace No War out of a daughter of Listed winner Ride The Rapids, dam of River Dove, in turn dam of exciting Headwater. “An outstanding colt, the image of his sire and he should make a two year-old.” By another proven stallion in Snitzel, the bay filly, who will enter the Newmarket ring as Lot 144, is the first foal for the Listed winner Royal Commands (Commands) from the family of triple Gr.2 winner Bundy Lad and Hong Kong Gr.1 winner Self Flit. “A big strong filly, an outstanding type with great girth and presence.” Fastnet Rock’s talented young son Hinchinbrook (a half-brother to Snitzel) has some nice Easter yearlings including Lot 152, a colt out of the Gr.3 winner Saint Minerva (Galileo) from the family of Gr.1 filly Rhythmic Charm. “He is a great mover, a strong colt bred on the successful Danehill/Galileo cross.” Lot 185, a colt by High Chaparral (IRE) out of Silk Veil (Danehill), is a half-brother to the talented Gr.1 second Scratchy Bottom out of a Gr.2 placed daughter of the triple stakes winner Lady of Persia, second dam of Gr.1 winners Zabrasive and Cheeky Choice. “Typical of High Chaparral, a good mover with lots of natural strength and a terrific hindquarter.” Described by Harry Mitchell as “impossible to fault,” Lot 191 is a first crop filly by Fastnet Rock’s William Reid Stakes-Gr.1 winner Foxwedge from Sleepy Hollow (Carnegie), a half-sister to Listed winner Citirecruit, dam of South African Gr.3 winner Royalsecuritybaby. “A lovely type of filly. A strong and very fluent mover.” Lot 200 is a Snitzel colt out of the Listed winner Speedy Bell (Brocco), dam of the Gr.3 filly Speedy Natalie.

Carrying three strains of Dewhurst Stakes-Gr.1 winner Lunchtime, he is a “deep girthed colt with real presence and a wonderful temperament.” The only yearling by wonderful European sire Invincible Spirit (sire of I Am Invincible) in the sale, Lot 254, is out of Zarzuela (IRE) (Rock of Gibraltar), a half-sister to Gr.1 winner Glass Harmonium. “An attractive, very racy filly with a deep pedigree,” said Mitchell of this filly whose second and third dams are Gr.1 producers by Darshaan and Sadler’s Wells. “She looks like a two year-old already,” Mitchell said of Lot 265, a Medaglia d’Oro filly out of Admiring (Street Cry), a Group placed half-sister to Listed winner Empire Dancer. “She is a big filly with scope and has a great action.” Lot 268, by another talented first crop son of Fastnet Rock in Smart Missile, is a colt from one of Canada’s best families and is from the Machiavellian mare Alalunga (USA). This yearling half-brother to the stakes placed Almindoro is out of a daughter of the Gr.1 winner Classic Reign (Vice Regent), second dam of South African star Jackson, a triple Gr.1 winner. “A very athletic colt, he moves well.” Lot 380 is a filly by international champion and first crop sire So You Think (NZ) out of the Group placed Elimbari (Fastnet Rock), daughter of stakes winner Shalt Not, who produced flyer Amelia’s Dream. “A horse with tremendous girth and hindquarter, he looks very precocious, but with that So You Think quality.” Lot 419 is another nice filly by leading sire Snitzel out of the imported stakes winner Get Ready Bertie (USA) (More Than Ready) whose dual Group-winning dam De Bertie produced two Gr.3 winners. “A very mature filly with great girth, she looks like a real runner; bred on the successful Danehill/More Than Ready cross.” Inbred 4mx4m to champion sire Mr. Prospector is Lot 456, a More Than Ready colt out of the multiple city winner and Group placed Jalsah (Elusive QualityAlqwah by Danehill). From the family of Gr.1 winner King’s Chapel, this fellow is also bred on the More Than Ready/ Danehill cross. “A neat strong colt with lots of depth, typical of the stallion.” Lot

467 is a chestnut filly from the first crop of Dubawi’s Gr.1 winner Poet’s Voice (GB). From Seven Stars (King’s Best), this yearling is a half-sister to Gr.2 winner Happy Galaxy and out of a daughter of Gr.1 mare Porto Roca, dam of Dubai World Cup-Gr.1 hero Monterosso (also by Dubawi). “She looks like a Dubawi, very correct with lovely strong hocks.” Lot 470 is a bay filly by Star Witness out of Snow Blitz (Zabeel), daughter of the Golden Slipper-Gr.1 heroine Polar Success from the prolific Circles of Gold family. “A filly with scope who has thrown to Zabeel with great length and quality.” “A neat colt very like his sire,” is Lot 493, a Foxwedge out of Wooden Melody (Woodman). The dam is a half-sister to Gr.1 winner Emerald Dream and to the second dam of Shooting to Win and Deep Field. This is the wonderful Eight Carat (GB) family. Lot 502, by Hinchinbrook, is a filly out of Advantage Receiver (Giant’s Causeway), a daughter of the Gr.1 sprinter Miss Kournikova, dam of Gr.3 winner Oakleigh Girl. “A very strong filly who looks like a two year-old with great girth and hindquarter.” The progeny of Gr.1 winner Foxwedge are bound to be in demand and another well related youngster of his is Lot 517, a half-sister to two city winners out of Brave Choice (Dr Fong) a daughter of Queensland Derby-Gr.1 and Queensland Oaks-Gr.1 winner Bravery, dam of nine winners including Brave Prince and Valourina. A descendant of influential broodmare La Troienne, she is “a good moving filly from a great Australian family.” The much-missed Northern Meteor is represented by Lot 559, a brown filly who is the second foal for multiple city winner Kiss ‘n Chase (Red Ransom) from the family of stakes winners Icy Calm and The Big Chill. “A filly with loads of scope who will develop into a magnificent three year-old.” Rounding off Yarraman Park’s Easter draft is Lot 566, a colt by I Am Invincible out city winner Luvumor (Flying Spur), a daughter Mam’selle Giselle, a sister to Gr.1 winner Baryshnikov, a half-sister to champion sire Zabeel and from the family of the exciting Hallowed Crown. “A late foal, he is very well balanced with a lovely head, a very attractive colt.”

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