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2010 Easter Yearling Sale Preview


2010 Inglis Major Sale Dates Sydney Classic Yearling Sale 24 & 25 January | Newmarket, Sydney

Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale 1 - 4 March | Oaklands, Melbourne

Australian Easter Yearling Sale 6 - 8 April | Newmarket, Sydney

Australian Easter Broodmare Sale 13 - 15 April | Newmarket, Sydney

Australian Weanling & Breeding Stock Sale 24 & 25 June | Newmarket, Sydney


Invitation to Sydney and the Sales from the Chairman

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e saw how the dream is possible

for those who strive for it when a former rodeo rider from Cairns combined with a former jumps jockey turned trainer from Mount Gambier to defeat the international raiders in The Melbourne Cup. Although beaten into second place, the world’s biggest racehorse owner Sheikh Mohammed would have been happy with the result given the winner Shocking was by his young stallion Street Cry. Only a

John Coates Chairman of the Board

few days later in North America, Street Cry would sire the first female winner of the Breeder’s Cup Classic in Zenyatta. Australia is a lucky country for so many reasons. For thoroughbred enthusiasts we are lucky to be afforded the access to such world class stallions. The great depth and diversity breeders have developed through the shuttle concept is reflected in the Group One results so far this season, from the older horses right through to the three-year-olds; a crop that is being hailed as one of the all time greats. Sydney Morning Herald racing journalist Craig Young called it early when on September 21, 2009 he wrote: “Anyway, this crop of three-year-olds is well above average… Could it have anything to do with equine influenza?” Young was alluding to the fact that the major Australian sales for that corresponding crop were pushed back nearly two months,

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to commence in March. With yearlings granted more time than usual prior of being readied for sales he went on to say: “But this generation of three-year-olds were still roaming around in paddocks on stud properties.” Living Legend Bart Cummings has always maintained time and patience have paid off for him handsomely, in fact he goes so far as to declare them “the cheapest thing in racing.” Inglis graduates have yet again been peerless in performance over the last year. The most individual two-year-old Group One winners for the fourth year in a row, six consecutive VRC Oaks wins along with six of eight Guineas victories figure as standout achievements. The next generation to build on that tally lies within these pages. For now they will spend their spring and summer roaming the paddocks of the best breeders in Australia and New Zealand, patiently awaiting their opportunity for your competition next April. On behalf of the directors and staff at Inglis I look forward to welcoming you to Sydney for the 2010 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale during The Sydney Autumn Carnival’s Golden Slipper and Derby week.


Message from the NSW Minister for Gaming & Racing

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stablished in Sydney in 1867, William

Inglis & Son Ltd is a great Australian business success story, commencing its bloodstock operations at Newmarket near Randwick Racecourse in 1906 which continue to this day. Over many years, Inglis has grown the Australian Easter Yearling Sale to be the largest and most successful in the Southern Hemisphere that annually attracts major thoroughbred investors from all across the

Kevin Greene NSW Minister for Gaming & Racing

will be held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and the time honoured AJC Australian Derby, along with six other Group and Listed races, will be held at Royal Randwick. As Australia’s only global city and business capital, Sydney offers world class hotels, restaurants, attractions and facilities for visitors to the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. I encourage you to visit our city next April and experience why there’s no place in the world like Sydney.

globe to Sydney each Autumn. The Inglis brand is recognised for quality in international racing and breeding circles as the sales source for Australasia’s best thoroughbreds which compete abroad. Indeed, Inglis is the only sales company to have sold winners of international Group One races in each of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Japan, Dubai and England, as well being the number one source of Champion sprinters in Hong Kong. I extend a warm invitation to all readers of this preview magazine to visit Sydney in April 2010 and participate in the Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Sydney in April next year will be a great place to be for anyone with an interest in thoroughbred racing. Sydney will be host to the 33rd Annual Asian Racing Conference and Sydney’s Autumn Carnival will also be in full cry. The STC Golden Slipper Stakes (the world’s richest race for two-year-olds)

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Inglis Staff - Sydney Mark Webster

Jonathan D’Arcy

Managing Director

Director & Auctioneer

E: mark@inglis.com.au

E: jonathan@inglis.com.au

M: +61 419 610 809

M: +61 412 965 729

Mark joined Inglis in mid 2007 as the first non-family member to lead the company. This is Mark's third career, having served 12 years as a naval officer and eight years as a media executive where he successfully managed internet and newspaper businesses for News Corporation. With a passion for horse racing and breeding and a wide range of business skills, Mark has introduced a number of innovations since joining Inglis, including live internet bidding, the world's first internet based repository and an e-commerce service for clients.

Jonathan has been at Inglis since 1986. Jonathan oversees the auction side of the business managing a team of six people in the Bloodstock division. Together with the Melbourne based Bloodstock staff Jonathan and his team inspect over 4000 yearlings per year to select for the Inglis Sales Series. Jonathan is a senior auctioneer with the company and has sold in China, Malaysia as well as most states of Australia. He assists with marketing Inglis in South Africa. Jonathan is also a director of the company.

Arthur Inglis

Jamie Inglis

Deputy Chairman

Director & Auctioneer

E: arthur@inglis.com.au

E: jinglis@inglis.com.au

M: +61 412 223 134

M: +61 412 064 442

Arthur is a 5th generation member of the Inglis family involvement in the Company and has worked in various roles over more than three decades. His responsibilities include Strategic Planning, compliance, OH&S and overseas marketing to the Middle East, Korea, Philippines, India and other emerging markets. Arthur holds agents licences, a BComm. an MBA and is a CPA and Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker. Arthur is also a Board Member of Racing NSW, which is the State's Principle Racing Authority.

Jamie Inglis started with Inglis in January 1974 and is the 5th generation Inglis to work in the firm. Jamie is a licenced Auctioneer, Real Estate agent and Stock and Station Agent. His responsibilities are Livestock, Rural Property and auctioning at all Thoroughbred Sales. Jamie is also a director of the company. Jamie is also a Director of MacCallum Inglis.

Inglis Staff - Melbourne Peter Heagney Director & Auctioneer E: peter@inglis.com.au M: +61 412 330 393

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Peter had been with Dalgety Bloodstock for 18 years when Inglis acquired that business in 1994 and he was appointed Victorian Manager and is now a director of the company. Peter oversees the Victorian team of ten staff as well as auctioneering at all Inglis sales. He has been a bloodstock auctioneer for 33 years and has sold in all states of Australia and in New Zealand, Malaysia and the UK.


Roy Taylor

Matt Rudolph

Leasing & Finance Manager

Commercial Development Manager

E: roy@inglis.com.au

E: matt.rudolph@inglis.com.au

M: +61 411 127 709

M: +61 438 628 102

Roy commenced employment with Inglis in 2005 as Leasing & Finance Manager. He now holds the role of National Leasing & Finance Manager, which encompasses the overall finance for the firm including payment to vendors, payment of horse purchasers and leasing & loan facilities.

Matt arrived at Inglis in 2004 as a bloodstock consultant and in 2007 took up the role of Commercial Development Manager. Matt is responsible for the firm's bloodstock marketing, public relations, buyer incentives, international markets as well the Inglis Race Series which commenced in 2008. Matt is also Inglis' Hong Kong Representative, is on the Sydney Autumn Carnival Committee and The Australian Federation of Bloodstock Agents.

Ian Macpherson

Nicola Griffiths

Bloodstock Consultant

Insurance Manager

E: ian.macpherson@inglis.com.au

E: nicola@inglis.com.au

M: +61 404 839 453

M: +61 411 259 324

Ian commenced with Inglis in 2002 as a Bloodstock Consultant based at Newmarket and manages a large portfolio of breeders by doing on farm inspections to assist them with their sale selection for yearlings. A well respected judge he does a lot of buying during the sales for clients. Ian also travels to international and domestic markets with Inglis staff on trade and marketing trips.

Simon Vivian Bloodstock - Auctioneer E: simon@inglis.com.au M: +61 417 006 546

Nicola arrived at Inglis in 1999 as an insurance assistant and was appointed Insurance Manager in 2006. With offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Nicola oversees the daily management and placement of insurance both domestically and internationally. Nicola holds a HND in Equine Science and is a keen equestrian rider. Along with her experienced insurance team, she regularly attends and places insurance at all the major Australasian sales.

Simon joined Inglis' Melbourne office in 2004 as a bloodstock sales consultant and widely respected auctioneer. Simon has a large base of clients that he assists will all facets of bloodstock transactions and is an integral part of the selection panel for all yearling sales. Simon also travels to international and domestic markets with Inglis staff on trade and marketing trips.

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Inglis Staff - Sydney Kate Anker

Deane Jooste-Jacobs

Jeff Matthews

Advertising & Promotions Manager / VIP Liason

IT Manager Interactive Services

Complex Manager

E: kate@inglis.com.au M: +61 405 197 447

E: deane@inglis.com.au M: +61 414 587 953

E: jeff.matthews@inglis.com.au M: +61 417 234 070

Jaci Ellings

Andrew Munce

Bill Pantel

Financial Controller

Finance Manager Sydney

Finance & Leasing

E: jaci@inglis.com.au M: +61 412 149 782

E: andrew@inglis.com.au M: +61 412 575 452

E: bill@inglis.com.au M: +61 415 158 825

Inglis Staff - Melbourne Adrianne Sarkozy

Michael Kelliher

Sam Fitzgerald

Sponsorship & Alliance Manager

Finance Manager Melbourne

Complex Manager

E: adrianne@inglis.com.au M: +61 419 533 377

E: michael.kelliher@inglis.com.au M: +61 429 632 625

E: sam@inglis.com.au M: +61 404 839 450

Inglis Staff - International Matt Rudolph

January Farrington

Satomi Oka

Hong Kong Representative

UK & Europe Representative

Japan Representative

E: matt.rudolph@inglis.com.au M: +61 438 628 102

E: january@inglis.com.au M: +353 8513 95456

Michael Otto

Paul Guy

New Zealand Representative

South African Representative

E: m.otto.bloodstock@xtra.co.nz M: +64 9 631 5070

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E: paul@heritagebloodstock.com.au M: +61 418 356 864

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Contents

Special Thanks To

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Invitation to Sydney and the Sales - John Coates

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Message from NSW Minister for Gaming & Racing - Kevin Greene

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Inglis Staff Profiles 2008-09 Year in Review

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Sydney Autumn Carnival

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Stable of Stars

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The Moment - Trainer & Horse

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The Pioneer - Choisir

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Group One Winning Dams to Stud

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Easter Part II - an instant hit

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X-Ray Angles

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Taking An Option - Warwick Farm

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Hidden Jewels Among Elite Mares

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Inglis Race Series - Racing’s Biggest Sweepstake

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First Season Sires

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Inglis at Royal Ascot

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Sydney Information

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2010 Easter Yearling Sale Preview Pedigree References

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Travel & Accommodation Guide Accommodation Guide Inglis Travel

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EDITOR: Nathan Exelby Nathan is a former Aushorse Young Thoroughbred Journalist of the Year winner and an AAMI Victoria Derby National Media Award winner. He is now Breeding Editor for www.racingandsports.com.au

CONTRIBUTORS: Ray Thomas, Andrew Garvey, Shayne O’Cass, Christian Whitehead, Brad Waters. PHOTOGRAPHS: Martin King, Jean-Pierre Henderson, Darren Roberts, Bruno Cantinelli, Hamilton Lund, Tony Yeates, Susan Wright, Sally Mayman, Phillip Quirk, Robert Wallace, Ian Lever, Adam Taylor, Sharyn Cairns, Don Fuch, Grenville Turner, Nick Rains, Anson Smart, Mike Leonard, Tourism NSW, Newcastle Tourism. PRINTED BY GALLOPING PRESS

COVER SHOT: ‘Stable of Stars’ by Darren Roberts 2010 Easter Yearling Sale Preview

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Inspiration Whobegotyou

Irish Lights Starspangledbanner

2008-09 Year in Review It has been another stellar 12 months for Inglis, with graduates again making the company Australasia’s Group One leader.

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ny trainer aspiring to prepare Group One winners will tell you about the importance of having a new generation of gallopers on the way up. Similarly, a sales company needs the youngsters to step up each season to replace the older horses that inevitably are retired to stud or greener pastures. Inglis has had no shortage of outstanding young graduates willing to step into the void left by recently departed superstars. For the fourth season in succession, Inglis became the only sales company to sell more than one individual two-yearold Group One winner and the trend of having a Champion among the threeyear-old generation also continued for the seventh consecutive season. “Obviously we are very proud of all feature race winners that arise from Inglis sales,” Managing Director, Mark Webster said. “But in this industry, you always need to be looking towards the future, and seeing these young horses come out season after season gives buyers the confidence to keep coming back. “We are especially grateful to the vendors who entrust Inglis with the selling of their best horses and it is so pleasing to see them being rewarded so consistently on the racetrack.

on the Patinack Farm roster upon retirement, being an $800,000 Easter Yearling Sale graduate from the same family as Patinack’s inaugural Group One winner, Casino Prince. Earlier in the season, Dynamic Syndications celebrated success in the G1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes, when $190,000 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale graduate Reward For Effort became the first Group One winner for Darley’s Champion young sire Exceed And Excel. That pair led a significant charge on juvenile features last season, with Inglis graduates winning 26 two-year-old stakes races in Australia for the term. Additionally, Redoute’s Choice colt Musir, an Easter Yearling Sale graduate, was named South Africa’s Champion 2YO Colt after scoring a thumping 3.5 length win in the G1 Greyville Golden Horseshoe. The trend continued to New Zealand, with Lucky Owners gelding The Heckler becoming that country’s Champion 2YO. The G1 Awapuni Sires Produce winner was originally purchased out of the Australian Weanling Sale for just $26,000. With so many Inglis babies showing promise last season, it automatically follows that they have gone on with the job as three-year-olds this season.

“To have the consistency we have enjoyed in the two and three-year-old Group One races over the past few years is a satisfying result for everyone involved.”

In winning, he assured himself a spot

In winning, he became the first Group One winner for his sire Choisir. Fittingly, Irish Lights completed the Caulfield Classic double when taking the G1 MRC Thousand Guineas four days later. Irish Lights was a $230,000 Easter Yearling Sale purchase for Demi O’Byrne. The win gave former Easter Yearling Sale graduate Fastnet Rock his first Group One win as a sire, completing a satisfying few days for Paul Perry, who put the polish on both him and Choisir during their Group One winning careers. Another Classic success came when the Bart Cummings trained Faint Perfume justified her short priced quote to land the G1 VRC Oaks. Her win was a first on a couple of fronts, being the first Group One winner for Darley stallion Shamardal and also the first G1 winning graduate of the emerging Easter Part II yearling sale. Faint Perfume was the second Inglis filly to shine during Cup week, following Charge Forward filly Headway, who won the G1 Coolmore Classic. Headway, a $175,000 graduate of Turangga Farm’s Easter 2008 draft, had been a star filly last season, winning dual stakes races before running second in the Golden Slipper.

Musir

Patinack Farm enjoyed their first ‘major’ from Nathan Tinkler’s 2008 yearling buying spree when their Red Ransom colt Onemorenomore justified his lofty price tag in scoring a dominant victory in the G1 AJC Champagne Stakes.

Starspangledbanner took out the inaugural Inglis Juvenile at Moonee Valley last year and he has been a wonderful ambassador for the race. The Leon Corstens trained colt, who was purchased for $120,000 out of the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, took giant strides this spring and was a dominant winner of the G1 MRC Caulfield Guineas.

Like Starspangledbanner, Irish Lights and Faint Perfume, Headway becomes 2010 Easter Yearling Sale Preview

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the first Group One winner for her sire. The pre-Christmas Group One haul sets this year’s three-year-old crop on the path to emulating – if not trumping - the previous generation.

Fastnet Rock pulled off the double in 2004-05, with Fastnet Rock also being named Champion Sprinter that season. Serenade Rose and Racing To Win provided Inglis with yet another three-

Collectively, Inglis three-year-olds won six Group One races last season.

year-old double in 2005-06, before Miss

Samantha Miss won both the G1 AJC Flight Stakes and G1 VRC Oaks last season. The Redoute’s Choice filly has

(C&G and Australian Racehorse of the

Sacred Kingdom

been a pin up for Inglis from the day she made $1.5 million at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale in 2007. She returned to Newmarket in April and set a new record for a race filly off the track, when selling for $3.85 million at the Australian Easter Broodmare Sale. In the latter half of the season, Waikato Stud product Metal Bender also claimed dual Group One success, when completing the Randwick and Rosehill Guineas double. Runaway G1 AJC Spring Champion Stakes winner Sousa and dominant Caulfield Guineas hero Whobegotyou were the other Inglis three-year-olds to win at the highest level last season. When the Horse of the Year awards were handed out, Samantha Miss (3YO filly) and Whobegotyou (3YO C&G) continued the proud tradition of an Inglis three-year-old graduate having been successful at the awards in every year since 2002-03, when Helenus was named Australia’s Champion 3YO. He was followed by Champion Sprinter Exceed And Excel and then Alinghi and 12

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Finland (Filly) and Weekend Hussler Year) continued the trend in the following two seasons. Though unable to replicate his Racehorse of the Year winning feats last season, Weekend Hussler still got Inglis graduates off to a flying start in 2008-09, winning three successive Group races at the start of the spring, highlighted by the G1 MRC Underwood Stakes. The older horses led the way during the 2008 Spring Carnival. Maldivian, who followed dual winner Fields Of Omagh in becoming an Inglis graduate to win the Cox Plate this decade, brushed off the disappointment of his Caulfield Cup scratching 12 months earlier to claim the weight-forage championship. Forensics put herself in elite company by winning the G1 VRC Myer Classic, making her a Group One winner at two, three and four years of age. Others to win at Group One level were Typhoon Zed, Mentality, Newport, Littorio and All Silent. Maldivian kick-started the Autumn Carnival proceedings by winning the G1 MRC CF Orr Stakes, before injury ruled him out of the remainder of the season. Vision And Power soon joined Maldivian as a dual Group One winner, with Australia’s most improved racehorse becoming the third horse in four years to claim the George Ryder-Doncaster

Handicap double. Pompeii Ruler closed out the Autumn Carnival on a high note when claiming the G1 AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes two years on from his G1 VRC Australian Cup triumph. In between, Takeover Target gave Sydney race-goers one last glimpse of his champion qualities when scoring one of the most impressive wins of the season in the G1 AJC T.J. Smith before claiming his final race win in the G1 SAJC Goodwood in South Australia making him a Group winner in each of the mainland states. Classic Yearling Sale graduate Russeting closed out the season when taking the G1 QLD Tatts RC Winter Stakes for the Bart Cummings stable at Eagle Farm. Just as the three-year-olds have been quick out of the blocks in 2009-10, so too have the older horses, with All Silent, Whobegotyou, Road To Rock and Turffontein all pre-Christmas Group One winners for Inglis. “The most pleasing aspect of these Group One results is that four of our yearling sales - Classic, Premier, Easter and Autumn - were represented by winners,” Webster said. “Our Scone sale was also strongly represented in a number of feature races by Hot Danish, a mare most would concede to be among the best horses not to have won at Group One level. “Pleasingly, the spread of feature race results has carried on into the new season, with Classic, Premier and Easter all boasting Group One winners with just over two months gone. “Vendors continue to strongly support all of these sales and with the nominations received to date, there is every reason to expect the pattern of Inglis being the Group One leader in Australasia to continue.”


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Valley of Champions


Sydney Autumn Carnival

The Sydney Autumn Carnival has always been at the mercy of when Easter falls... but no longer. The Daily Telegraph Racing Editor RAY THOMAS speaks with a number of key players and gets their reaction to the new fixed dates format for the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

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maestro Bart Cummings had

a very unique but succinct take on whether Sydney’s prestigious Autumn Carnival should have remained locked around the Easter calendar or switched to fixed dates during the month of April. “If you keep following the moon, you will end up a lunatic,’’ racing’s living legend

Cummings first won a Group One Sydney Autumn Carnival race with The Dip in the 1963 Chipping Norton Stakes. Some 46 years later he’s still winning them, claiming the 2009 AJC Australian Derby with Roman Emperor. Cummings has seen the Sydney Autumn Carnival develop over the decades. He trained the last of his four

Golden Slipper winners in 1979, the same year the Australian Jockey Club made the momentous and ultimately very successful decision to switch the Derby from spring to autumn. The move to lock in Sydney’s Autumn Carnival to particular Saturdays in April is probably even more significant as it

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breaks with nearly 150 years of tradition at the AJC. But the Hall of Fame trainer is among many racing industry participants convinced the decision to use fixed dates in April for Sydney’s major racedays was long overdue.

Day on the second Saturday of the month. Doncaster Day follows seven days later before the AJC carnival ends with the Sydney Cup meeting on the fourth Saturday in April.

“It’s better to have fixed dates for the Autumn Carnival. There is no point having our big races clashing with Melbourne every year,” Cummings continued.

By chance, Easter Saturday fell on Derby Day in 2009 anyway, but in 2010, AAMI Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens will be run on Easter Saturday for the first time.

“The Australian Cup and Ranvet Stakes used to always clash, the Australian Guineas and Randwick Guineas were on about the same time and even our two-year-old races suffered. It is sensible to have an Autumn Carnival program that allows the best horses to compete in Melbourne and then come to Sydney.”

The southern hemisphere’s most important yearling sale, Inglis’ Australian Easter Yearling Sale, will now be held on April 6-8, in between Slipper Day and Derby Day.

Under the new race programming schedule, introduced in 2009, the AJC Randwick Autumn Carnival is no longer dictated by the dates for Easter. Instead, the first Saturday in April is now home for the Sydney Turf Club’s Golden Slipper meeting, the carnival then switches to Royal Randwick for Derby

AJC ing the 2009 G1

Doncaster Mile

The development of an umbrella advertising campaign that features Events NSW, Racing NSW, Tabcorp, Inglis, Sydney Turf Club and the Australian Jockey Club is gaining momentum and revitalising Sydney’s Autumn Carnival racing. Events NSW has pledged funding over four years to help market and promote the carnival. The new autumn carnival program

sets out to ensure the elite racehorses, jockeys and trainers compete in Sydney each autumn and avoid feature race clashes with Melbourne. The Group One race results this year reflected the competitive nature of the new-look Sydney Autumn Carnival. At Rosehill Gardens, a Queensland youngster named Phelan Ready won the Golden Slipper, defeating Melbourne’s good filly Headway. The Peter Moodytrained Typhoon Tracy, a stablemate of Headway, won the Coolmore Classic. Then at Royal Randwick, Melbournetrained gallopers really came to the fore.

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David Hayes’ Nicconi was brilliant winning The Galaxy, then came a Sydney Cup quinella from Colin Little’s Ista Kareem and Mike Moroney’s Divine Rebel, while the Queen Elizabeth Stakes produced another Melbourne quinella from Pompeii Ruler (Mick Price) and Sarrera (Moroney). For good measure, the Mark Kavanaghtrained Whobegotyou was an excellent third in the Doncaster Mile and Rostova, trained by Steve Richards, ran third in the AJC Sires Produce Stakes.

sales increase by $9 million this year. Admittedly, the AJC didn’t want to lose its Easter tradition but the club conceded the 2009 Tooheys New Randwick Autumn Carnival was a resounding success. “The first year of the new structure

“This new schedule strengthens our Derby Day meeting, giving it three Group One races. All races on the day will be Group or Listed events.” Tuck said the AJC still has three Group One races, Doncaster Mile (1600m), AJC Australian Oaks (2400m) and The Galaxy on the middle Saturday

Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys said all the important criteria including racetrack attendances, interstate participation and field sizes was reflected in booming betting turnover during the 2009 Sydney Autumn Carnival. “The new race programming provides for outstanding Group One racing in Sydney over autumn,” V’landys said. “It was an excellent innovation which not only satisfied participants, but just as importantly satisfied the punting public, too.” In a remarkable result, NSW TAB wagering on the 2009 Sydney Autumn Carnival’s ten major racedays reached $116.37 million - between $8 million and $14 million higher than betting totals achieved in the previous seven years. TAB sales on Derby Day reached $16.3 million, an increase of $800,000 on 2008 returns when the Derby and Doncaster were run on the same program. Doncaster Day returned $16.2 million in TAB sales this year, more than double the wagering returns on the second Saturday of the Randwick Carnival last year. Therefore, the first two Saturdays of the Randwick carnival with the Derby and Doncaster run a week apart saw TAB 16

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METAL BENDER worked well,” AJC racing manager Colin Tuck said. “But it will be interesting to see how it works next year when Derby Day is not held for the first time on Easter Saturday.” Tuck did reveal the AJC has made some minor adjustments to its race programming for the three days of the Randwick Autumn Carnival next year.

of the carnival, while the final day will showcase four Group One events, Sydney Cup (3200m), Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), Champagne Stakes (1600m) and All Aged Stakes (1400m). Certainly, most trainers felt the race programming for the 2009 Tooheys New Randwick Autumn Carnival worked particularly well.

The most significant is the decision to swap the dates of the two feature Group One sprints, The T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) and The Galaxy (1100m).

Anthony Cummings, president of the NSW Trainers Association, is convinced the fixed race dates ensures the best gallopers and jockeys can compete in Sydney during autumn.

“We felt The T.J. Smith would be better run on Derby Day and The Galaxy has been moved to Doncaster Day,” Tuck said.

“Everything can be improved, but the new race programming in autumn doesn’t need radical `surgery’,” Cummings said.

“The AJC Sires Produce Stakes has also been moved from Doncaster Day to Derby Day.

“The programming last autumn seemed to provide a good progression of races. Most of the trainers I spoke to


seem happy with the new carnival. “The important thing is to maximise opportunities for the horses. By doing this, you are maximising opportunities for owners, punters and the racing public. “This makes our racing a good betting medium and a good racing experience for everyone. Surely that is what we should be trying to do.” Hall of Fame trainer David Hayes said every interstate trainer was wondering why it took Sydney race clubs so long to see the light. “We (interstate trainers) have been advocating this sort of Autumn Carnival set-up in Sydney for years,” Hayes said. “The problem with Sydney used to be that the Easter dates always changed and you were never sure from year to year when the big races were on. “You need to have a race program

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where the good horses from Sydney and Melbourne can compete. “So often there were clashes with Sydney and Melbourne during autumn. It never made a lot of sense.” “Then the equine influenza outbreak forced this change on Sydney - it could be the best thing ever.” The disastrous EI outbreak shut down Sydney racing for three months during the spring of 2007 and resulted in the main 2008 Sydney Autumn Carnival dates being pushed back into late Aprilearly May. “We saw how the autumn carnival could work if it wasn’t locked into Easter, the (race) template might have been forced upon the Sydney clubs but it provided the best racing possible,” Hayes added.

was well thought through. “The Sydney clubs and Racing NSW have pretty much got the right formula now and they should stick with it. Let it settle for a few years and it will gather momentum. “When you think about it, the Melbourne spring is so special because historically it never changes. You know the Melbourne Cup is the first Tuesday in November, the Derby is the Saturday prior, and everyone is aware when the Caulfield Guineas is run, the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate. “Now everyone can plan for Sydney in the autumn - we all know when the major races are on, Slipper week through to the Derby will be a huge week with the Inglis Easter Sales on as well - you just can’t afford not to be in Sydney for autumn.”

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t n e m o M e e h s T r o H & r e n i Tra When is that moment when a trainer discovers that his or her prized yearling purchase might just be the one to deliver on those lofty dreams? Racenet’s BRAD WATERS speaks to Newcastle trainer Kris Lees about the path he took with star filly Samantha Miss and the moment he realised the $1.5 million Redoute’s Choice filly might be a little bit special.

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ovocastrian trainer Kris Lees says he can’t help but occasionally think what might have been with Samantha Miss when he gets a quiet moment. Samantha Miss took Lees for a wonderful ride through the top echelon of Australian racing in 2008 before injury prematurely ended her career after just 12 starts. “In this game you really can’t afford to dwell in the past,” Lees said. “You have to always look forward, but every now and then I wonder about what she could have done for a minute.

Samantha Miss - Winning the 2008 G1 VRC Oaks.

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“We never saw the best of her. She was only getting started but she gave us


an amazing amount of joy in her short career.” Former Sydney property developer Ron Croghan had decided to “have a serious go” during the 2007 sales in a bid to find “a top line filly”, with Lees given the task of scouring the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale catalogue to find the nugget of gold to spearhead Croghan’s racing portfolio. Lot 329, from the draft of Willow Park Stud, was a bay filly by Redoute’s Choice out of the Zabeel mare Milliyet, who never made the racetrack herself but was a full sister to Cronus (G1 SAJC Adelaide Cup, 3200m) and Pravda (G2 TJC Taranaki Cup, 2000m). The mix of speed and staying power prompted Lees and Croghan to add her to a short list of three potential purchases before a physical inspection of the bay filly. Lees first laid eyes on the filly, who the doyen of Australian trainers Bart Cummings later labeled as “probably the best filly in the past two decades” at the famous Inglis Newmarket complex during the 2007 Australian Easter Yearling Sale. The attraction was immediate. “I’ve always said she looked like a threeyear-old as a yearling,” Lees said.

passed the million-dollar mark, a few dropped away but we were against some big players to try and get her. “The competition was expected. She was just such an impressive and imposing yearling, we weren’t surprised others were as keen as us to buy her.” The filly was knocked down to Lees and Croghan for $1.5 million but the trainer said another bid may have caused an entirely different result. The pair’s budget was exactly $1.5 million, had the filly’s price gone any higher, tough decisions would have needed to be made. Many trainers say a major thrill for them in racing is the moment they know a young horse has the ability to win at racing’s highest level which, for most trainers, occurs on a cold lonely morning at trackwork. However, a potentially crippling turn of events forced Lees to wait another three months to find out just exactly what he and Croghan had bought at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Now named Samantha Miss, the filly was in Lees’ stable when the outbreak of equine influenza brought racing in New South Wales to a screaming halt in September 2007, forcing the trainer to delay testing her until the next year.

“She was big enough with an outstanding physique. You didn’t have to be Einstein to know she was going to fetch a hefty price.

“She had been in and out of the stable a few times just to get used to stable life,” Lees said. “Then EI broke out in Sydney but we were initially okay up here in Newcastle.

“We had a keen bidding duel with a couple of others to get her. There were plenty of bids for her early but as she

“It took a couple of weeks to get up to Newcastle but you wouldn’t believe it, she was one of the 20 or so horses who

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were the initial horses to get it (EI) and we had to send her to the paddock again to recover.” Uncertainty gripped New South Wales racing as the industry fought to preserve its livelihood and eradicate the outbreak which cost over a billion dollars in lost revenue for all sectors of the game. However, Lees said in hindsight the outbreak of the disease turned out to be the making of Samantha Miss as she furnished into a magnificent two-yearold. “When we decided to bring her in again, she was just a real head-turner,” Lees said. “She looked absolutely magnificent, but while we had a fair idea we had a good one on our hands, we could never expect her to be as good as she was. “I must say Ron (Croghan) was magnificent through all this. Not once did he put any pressure on me to rush her along or push her too hard. Even though he’d spent over a million dollars, he was extremely patient.” Croghan’s patience and Lees’ persistence was rewarded when the trainer decided to ask the filly to step up her work and stretch her strong frame to gallop at top speed. 2010 Easter Yearling Sale Preview

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plenty to learn.”

“I remember watching her gallop and thinking she was a bit lazy or didn’t quite know what she was doing,” Lees said. “But then I looked down at my watch and I couldn’t believe the time she had run. “She just ran the time on the track well within herself. The first couple of times it was awesome watching her but we never got too carried away. She still had to be educated and improve before we took her to the races.” Lees trialled Samantha Miss for the first time at Newcastle on February 17, 2008 and was impressed with her effort but the trainer wanted a second opinion in the form of top Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman.

appearance on the Kensington track at Randwick on March 12, 2008. Samantha Miss scored narrowly over Packing Supreme but Lees said he was actually disappointed with her effort despite making a winning debut.

Samantha Miss then ran third in the G3 Sweet Embrace Stakes to make her a borderline case to make the Golden Slipper field but luck was against the filly when she missed a place in the G2 Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill.

“You know, I actually thought she would win by a lot further than a short head,” he recalls.

“In that year, the format was a little different,” Lees said. “First and second got straight in but Samantha Miss was caught extremely wide and ran fourth, she just missed out on the Golden Slipper.”

“But trainers can be like that when they have seen a horse of theirs do amazing things on the track. “They can inflate their expectations based on the moment they knew a horse had talent and I probably did that day. She got the job done but she still had

“I remember watching her gallop and thinking she was a bit lazy... but then I looked down at my watch and I couldn’t believe the time she had run.” “I rang Hugh and asked him to ride her at Gosford in her second trial,” Lees said. “She won that by 5.5 lengths on her ear and Hugh just got off her and said ‘we might have something special here’. “Hugh fell in love with her from the moment he rode her in the trial. He never wanted to get off her and he only missed on her when he couldn’t make 47.5kg in the Cox Plate.” Bowman was aboard Samantha Miss when she made her first racetrack 24

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Determined to prove he had a star filly in his stable, Lees set Samantha Miss for the next two legs of the Sydney twoyear-old Triple Crown. The filly was beaten into second by Sebring in the AJC Sires Produce (1400m) before turning the tables in the G1 Champagne Stakes over a mile. “Sebring had to do it tough though,” Lees said. “He did the work up front and was backing up for the third straight week in the Champagne Stakes and now we know he got beaten by a special filly in the Champagne Stakes.” After a winter spell, Samantha Miss was simply unstoppable in the Sydney spring, easily winning the Princess Series the G3 Silver Shadow Stakes, the G2 Furious and Tea Rose Stakes as well as the G1 Flight Stakes - but Lees said the filly reserved her best performances for Melbourne.


Samantha Miss took on Australasia’s best gallopers and turned in a terrific performance in the G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley before waltzing away with the G1 VRC Oaks at Flemington. “I still find it hard to decide which was her best performance,” Lees said. “She took on the older horses and put in a massive effort, but her Oaks win was one of the most dominant performances we would see at that level.” Samantha Miss only had one more race start; a second in the G2 Light Fingers Stakes, in the autumn of 2009 before suffering a career-ending tendon injury.

Lees said the search now starts for another Samantha Miss. “We paid $1.5 million for her but she gave us a ride which money really can’t buy,” he notes. “As I said earlier, we always try to look ahead in this game and part of looking forward is looking for our next top horse at each yearling sale.”

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The Pioneer Choisir’s triumphs opened Australia’s doors to the world While the tally of Australian international stars is growing by the year, Choisir’s 2003 Royal Ascot double stands out as a turning point in the way our horses are viewed on the World Stage. In the following article, NATHAN EXELBY speaks with Royal Ascot’s Nick Smith, trainer Paul Perry and Coolmore Australia’s Michael Kirwan about how that (originally unplanned) trip became a landmark one in Australian history.

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is now almost expected that an Australian representative will win the G1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. But before Choisir blazed through the famous week in 2003, scant regard was given to the Australian form.

certainly a lack of awareness of the strength in the sprint category.”

Scenic Blast was sent out a dominant favourite for this year’s renewal; so too was Miss Andretti, while Takeover Target was second elect for the race.

“Staggered, not surprised...” he says, “especially as at that time Group One winners carried a 3lb penalty in the King’s Stand which was Group Two in those days.

Choisir started at 25/1 in his King’s Stand win.

“A few more observers with experience of horseflesh were impressed with him in the paddock before the race as he was an imposing horse, so the closer the race came, the less of a shock it was that he won in some quarters – but it was still a shock.”

This despite going into the race with very similar form to the three that followed. Royal Ascot’s Head of Communications and International Racing, Nick Smith, clearly recalls the lack of fanfare about Choisir’s arrival. “There was very little knowledge of Australian racing at this time and, frankly, the horse was ignored in the betting and was the subject of very little media attention,” Smith said. “At that stage it’s probably fair to say that there was a bit of snobbery about the standard of racing in Australia and 26

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When asked whether it was a surprise to see the big Aussie chestnut win, Smith is frank in his response.

Quite simply, Choisir put Australia’s modern day thoroughbreds on the international map and his success has paved the way for not only future successes at the famous carnival, but also for breeders to reap dividends from an ever growing and more knowledgeable international buying bench. “He instantly changed perceptions and he started the roll


which has seen three further King’s Stand winners from Australia,” Smith said. “Some have arguably been more impressive in the King’s Stand than Choisir (notwithstanding the penalty situation now being different), but none have followed up in the Golden Jubilee. Scenic Blast didn’t try, of course, as he was considered a different type.

“When we went over there, we knew the Golden Jubilee was the race we had to win, because that was the Queen’s race, so we actually probably went into the King’s Stand a bit underdone. “It was the thrill of a lifetime. It’s such a great carnival and coming from another part of the world and not knowing what to expect made it even more special.”

“None of this would have happened were it not for Choisir and he is regarded as an Ascot great – there is a bar named after him here.”

After the King’s Stand, competition for Choisir’s stud services really started to heat up and when he won the Golden Jubilee, it was global giant Coolmore that proved most resilient.

Ironically, if things had gone entirely according to plan, Choisir would have never even ended up in the UK, as trainer Paul Perry tells.

“We had a few nibbles along the way – especially after the King’s Stand, but after the Golden Jubilee, that really tied it up,” Perry said.

“He was all set to go to Singapore but the SARS virus there at the time meant we couldn’t take him,” Perry recalls.

Coolmore Australia’s General Manager Michael Kirwan said Choisir first came under serious notice when he won the G1 Lightning Stakes.

“It was then suggested that we might try Royal Ascot and because he was ready to go, we took up the option. “It’s more than likely he would never have gone to Royal Ascot if the Singapore trip hadn’t been called off.” Perry said that from the moment the decision was made to go to England, everything went according to plan, but connections weren’t sure what to expect performance wise, because they were diving into the great unknown. “He was the right horse to take, because he was so laid back and he travelled so well,” the Newcastle based trainer says. “We were hopeful more than anything, but when we got there I gave him a gallop and I had never seen him work better actually.” But like Nick Smith related, there wasn’t a whole lot of respect being afforded the Aussie contingent at that stage. “There were a few people who said ‘look at that big Aussie horse going out’ and I heard a couple of them having a chuckle, so it was pretty satisfying leading him back a few minutes later!” Perry laughs.

“He was a son of Danehill Dancer and we always had interest in him because he had shown himself to be high class,” Kirwan said. Kirwan said his Royal Ascot feats completed the package. “Choisir himself was the perfect horse to shuttle because he did it in Europe and Australia and he is a son of Danehill Dancer, who has been a highly successful stallion in both hemispheres.” Kirwan says those two wins at Royal Ascot in 2003 changed a lot of attitudes north of the equator. “People from the Northern Hemisphere I think had this idea that horses from down here were inferior,” he said. “I think it has been proven now though that Southern Hemisphere horses are faster and that fact is widely recognised. “Choisir was the start of this recognition of Australian racehorses and he was also the horse that pioneered the reverse shuttle, which a number of horses are now part of.


“This has led to international buyers becoming more aware of what happens down here. Everything in Australia is much more attractive – the prizemoney, the racing, the coverage... the whole concept is. “Choisir is now a very, very commercial stallion and people want to use him. He’s a very successful young stallion and we have no complaints! “He also goes to show you what sort of an influence Danehill has had. Now we have his sons and grandsons carrying on that tradition.” The fact Choisir has gone on to become a successful sire – with stakes winners in both hemispheres – simply seals the deal as far as his place in history is concerned. His success on the racetrack and at stud further re-enhances what the Australian thoroughbred is capable of. His elevation to top echelon stallion was completed in October when his son Starspangledbanner scored a dominant win in the Caulfield Guineas, to become his first Group One winner. All this from a $55,000 graduate of the 2001 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale. While three others have managed to replicate Choisir’s King’s Stand success, none has been able to crack it in the 28

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Golden Jubilee, or run as well as Choisir did in the July Cup (where he ran second to emerging Champion young sire Oasis Dream). Perry expects the King’s Stand domination to continue. “Knowing the way our horses compete and seeing what they have done, I think it will continue to be a procession every season from now on,” Perry says. “Sprint wise, ours are as good as it gets, but to be honest, the top bracket of our horses – across all distances – are just a bloody good product.” However, Nick Smith isn’t willing to concede so easily and he points to Choisir as being a freakish talent with his ability to sustain peak form for three starts in the UK. “Never say never. Horses are bred for sprinting in Australia more so than here so it stands to some reason that the best of an incredibly strong crop will beat the best of a weaker one,” he said. “There have been some awesome sprinters here but, with the exception of Oasis Dream who didn’t come to hand until July, they haven’t crossed over with the Australian era – horses like Dayjur, Mozart and Stravinsky spring to mind as the type of level you would need to take on the best of the Aussies in peak form.


“What is absolutely fascinating and the subject of debate here now is why they (Australians) don’t win after the King’s Stand and generally actually run well below their best in the Golden Jubilee. “Is it that the Aussies are all about pure speed or is it that backing up isn’t as easy as Choisir made it look?” Smith says Choisir had a big hand in changing the face of the Royal Ascot carnival and transforming it into a truly international event. Had he failed, the landscape may well be a lot different. “We would have looked mad to have courted them and they would have looked even more mad to travel round the world to get beaten,” Smith said. “Seriously, who knows – there are some great internationally focussed trainers (in Australia) and it was probably only a matter of time before they identified the opportunity. We would have continued trying, just as we try on all fronts and all continents, but you do need success to justify it. “It wasn’t hugely important at the time of Choisir because the whole venture was new and experimental, but he changed the way people think and now it is hugely important to have runners from Australia and all over the world at Royal Ascot. “It is part of the brand of the meeting and Ascot has a reputation now for being Europe’s flagship international racecourse. “Simply, Choisir proved a lot of people here wrong who think – or used to think – that racing is about Europe and North America and everyone else is playing in the second division. “It is now our hope and intention to bring middle distance and Cup horses over to the UK from Australia to contest races like Queen Anne, Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Gold Cup and King George. That’s quite possible.” Perry, Choisir and the team have been pioneers for Australia and the Australian thoroughbred has now earned global respect. “Those first steps (to go to England) were so big, so maybe it would never have happened (had Choisir not gone),” Perry said. “But it has opened the world up to Australia and overseas buyers now have so much confidence in the product here. “You would have to say that trip has helped a lot – people take a lot more notice of what happens here now.”

The one that got away Paul Perry returned to England two years later, and unlike his first excursion, he was bubbling with confidence. Fastnet Rock had beaten crack filly Alinghi in the G1 Lightning Stakes and then lumped 57kg to a comfortable win in the Oakleigh Plate of 2005. But a repeat performance for the trainer wasn’t to be. “He picked up a bit of a bug and got some travel sickness, which meant it was all over for him,” Perry laments. “It was such a shame, because he would have won them both as well. Cape Of Good Hope won the Golden Jubilee that year and we had beaten him easily in the Lightning. “It was just bad luck – especially for Coolmore, because it would have opened up a shuttle opportunity for him as well.” Like Choisir, Fastnet Rock has now established himself as one of Australia’s leading stallions. Just like their father, Fastnet Rock’s progeny have come into their own as three-year-olds, with a string of stakes winners, highlighted by Irish Lights becoming the stallion’s first Group One winner when taking the MRC Thousand Guineas in October. It was a fitting result, as Irish Lights was piloted by Fastnet Rock’s regular jockey Glen Boss and carried the same Coolmore colours as her dual Group One winning sire. The similarities continue, with Irish Lights also being a graduate of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Paul Perry was entitled to be a very proud man on Thousand Guineas day. Only a few days earlier, Choisir also registered his first Group One winner as a sire, when Starspangledbanner took out the G1 MRC Caulfield Guineas. Perry hopes to find another horse that will catapult him onto the international stage again, with one race left as unfinished business. “It was a great experience and I would love to go back if I had the right horse,” he says. “The July Cup is a real hurdle at the moment and is proving a bit of a task. It’s such a testing track at Newmarket but it would be great if we could crack that one as well.” Choisir was run down late when second in the 2003 July Cup, but no other Aussie horse has come close since. 2010 Easter Yearling Sale Preview

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Winning dams to stud

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It takes a special mare to produce a Group One winner. It takes an even more special matron to be a Group One winner herself and then replicate that feat in the breeding barn. The Age’s andrew Garvey reflects on some of the grand mares of more recent times and looks ahead to a selection of the Group One winners with progeny heading to the Australian Easter Yearling Sale in 2010.

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is breed the best to the best and hope for the best. No doubt it still has its advocates but most whom have relied on it ended up with significantly smaller fortunes than when they started out. Indeed if it was that easy, the Group One winning mare would go to the Group One winning stallion and her owner would build a new trophy cabinet to await the spoils. Through weight of numbers, many Group One winning stallions who are given a reasonable chance at stud will more often than not be able to reproduce a Group One winner, but it is only the ultra elite who are able to create a dynasty. For the girls, who produce at best just one foal a year and are a rare commodity themselves, it is a much tougher challenge. Last season in Australia there were just 12 individual fillies 30

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or mares who won Group One races and the year before 14, so the pool of such winners is a very small percentage of the broodmare population. The great Northern Dancer was able to build a dynasty through his numerous champion sons and their descendants, but arguably his best racing daughter Fanfreluche, was able to get her like at stud and create her own dynasty that flourishes today, nearly 40 years after her birth. While she raced just prior to the introduction of the Group Racing Classification System, Fanfreluche won numerous races that are now classified as Group One, winning 11 of 21 starts and later being inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame. Although an outstanding racehorse, her influence at stud has seen her emerge as a significant breed shaper, particularly


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in recent years in Australia, where two of her descendants, Encosta de Lago and Flying Spur, who come through descendants of Fanfreluche’s Sir Ivor daughter Grand Luxe, have taken out the last three general sires titles between them. As well as that, her grand-daughter Milanova became the record priced mare sold at public auction in the Southern Hemisphere when she made $5 million at the 2008 Inglis Australian Breeding Stock Sale. A great return on the $700,000 she was bought for at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale in 2001. While Fanfreluche was able to throw three Group One winners, much of her success as a breed shaper comes down to the fact that she was such a prolific breeder. She produced a total of 18 foals, 14 of whom were winners,

with even the less successful race fillies keeping up the family tradition at stud. At the yearling sales of 2010, another of the Franfreluche dynasty, Coolmore’s dual Group One winning son of Danehill, Holy Roman Emperor, a brother to Milanova, will have his first yearlings offered. With Encosta de Lago and Flying Spur still at the height of their popularity and their broodmare daughters just starting to come through, the Franfreluche influence will only continue to grow. The status of Group One winner and Group One producer is an elite one. Among the local broodmare ranks, the deeds of Group One winners and producers Denise’s Joy and Diamond Lover and their families have been well documented. 2010 Easter Yearling Sale Preview

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The G1 Railway Handicap winning Diamond Lover (herself a half-sister to four other Group One winners) only had to wait for her third foal to join the elite club, via Tristalove. Later, Don Eduardo put her in the rarefied company of dual Group One producer. Champion mare Denise’s Joy had to wait a little longer. Though her descendants now include countless stakes winners and ten Group One winners, it wasn’t until her second last foal, Joie Denise (Danehill) that she was able to join the Group One winner/producer club. Of course Joie Denise lived up to her family reputation and produced G1 Australian Oaks winner Sunday Joy (who in turn is the dam of Group One winner More Joyous) and the multiple Group One winner Tuesday Joy. While Diamond Lover and Denise’s Joy have left wonderful legacies, they are certainly not the only mares who have proven up to the top level at both racetrack and stud. At the head of the list of other Group One winning mares at stud in recent years is AJC Oaks winner Circles Of Gold.

With her grand-daughter Valdemoro a recent runner-up in the G1 VRC Oaks, the Circles of Gold influence could still have some way to go yet. 1993 Golden Slipper Stakes winner Bint Marscay comes from an outstanding family and is a half-sister to Group One winners Filante and Kenny’s Best Pal. Their dam Eau d’Etoile was placed twice at Group One level, but could not quite get over the line in that grade. As the Slipper winner, Bint Marscay was given every chance at stud and after producing black-type winners to Danehill and Woodman, a union with Dehere led to the quality mare Bollinger who became a Group One winner in the Coolmore Classic at Rosehill. Bollinger was later exported to the United States and this year her A P Indy colt, Friesan Fire won several Graded races on the way to starting favourite in the Kentucky Derby. Injuries thwarted him in both that race and the Preakness but after recovering from his injuries a third generation Group One win is still a possibility. Another broodmare who has thrown a winner as good as herself is Tracy’s Element and apart from that success she is as good an example of the globalization of the thoroughbred world as any. Her dam Princess Tracy, a dual Group Three winner in Ireland, was exported to Australia where she foaled among others, Group One winner Danasinga and a Last Tycoon filly who was sold from the Easter sale ring as a yearling to South Africa.

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Her first two foals only managed placings before a mating with Danehill produced five times Group One winner Elvstroem and three seasons later she showed she was not a one stallion wonder when a union with Fusaichi Pegasus gave racing another multiple Group One winner in Haradasun. What makes Elvstroem and Haradasun’s feats even more noteworthy is the fact that they won Group One events in both hemispheres and as entires they will get every chance to further the reputation of their dam, with Elvstroem already making his mark at stud. 32

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Named Tracy’s Element, she won four Group One events on the other side of the Indian Ocean before returning to stud in Australia where her progeny include dual Group One winning Red Ransom mare Typhoon Tracy, who like Bollinger, won the G1 Coolmore Classic. Like Tracy’s Element, Sydney’s Dream also left Australia’s shores to achieve Group One success in South Africa before returning to her homeland, where she produced G1 Galaxy winner and now Arrowfield stallion Charge Forward, one of the country’s most promising young sires. Another Coolmore Classic winner - Shindig - also went on to produce a Group One winner, when her Danehill son Shinzig won the 2008 C. F. Orr Stakes before taking up stud duties at Eliza Park. Group One winners Ballroom Babe, Kapchat, Champagne and Dashing Eagle have been successful producers at stud and still have the chance to join that elite company by producing one as good as themselves.


Last year’s Easter Yearling Sale saw 50 Group One winning dams represented and there will be similar numbers in the 2010 catalogue. To the casual observer it could well appear that the ‘breeding the best to the best’ theory is still alive and well with champion stallions Encosta de Lago and Redoute’s Choice being popular matings for the better performed mares. One of the lots by Redoute’s Choice is a son of former champion New Zealand filly Tycoon Lil, making him a full brother to Listed winner and Group One placegetter Estee. Another New Zealand bred Group One winner is Bramble Rose, who won the New Zealand Oaks and is represented by a Redoute’s Choice filly. The Arrowfield stallion is also the sire of a colt from Secret Savings mare Shamekha, who like many of her Group One cohorts won the Coolmore Classic. As one would expect, Redoute’s Choice’s arch rival, the Coolmore based Encosta de Lago is also well represented at Easter with progeny from Group One winning dams. Among them is the second foal of Queensland Oaks winner Vouvray, whose race record probably does not entirely reflect the ability she possessed.

Another highly credentialed Encosta de Lago is the filly from South Australian Oaks winner Larrocha. A Danehill sister to VRC Derby winner Blackfriars, Larrocha’s first foal Rocha, also by Encosta de Lago, won the 2008 G2 Wakeful Stakes at Flemington. Other Encosta de Lagos’ include the first foal from Flight Stakes winner Cheeky Choice, a filly from Golden Slipper Stakes winner Calaway Gal and a colt which is the second foal of Swettenham Stud Stakes victor Ellicorsam. Marscay mare Fine Society, who won the G1 Canterbury Guineas, has a colt by Dehere heading Easter. He is bred on the same Dehere-Marscay cross as Bollinger. Some of the others in the catalogue who will be trying to carry on the Group One tradition are a colt by Elusive Quality from VRC Oaks winner Bulla Borghese and a Flying Spur filly from Star Satire, the champion New Zealand three-year-old of her year who won the Otaki Maori Stakes at weight-for-age. It can be assured that the 2010 Australian Easter Yearling Sale will add more names to the elite company of special matrons.

At Torryburn Stud, we focus on excellence to deliver horses of lasting performance and quality. Our yearlings are the result of best practice, careful attention and managed progress and development from the minute they are born. We give our horses a winning start so you can expect a winning finish.

Torryburn Stud 2010 Inglis Easter star lots Flying Spur x Princess Pelona

Chestnut Filly

More Than Ready x Joy Of Flight

Bay Colt

Lonhro x Heart Strings

Bay Colt

Rock Of Gibraltar x Bold Demand

Bay Colt

More Than Ready x En Bateau

Chestnut Colt

Plus many more quality young horses by proven sires. For inspections or further information on our full 2010 Easter draft please call Reggie Mackellar on +61 409 222 795

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Easter Part II -

an instant hit Easter Part II may only be in its infancy, but already it has established itself as a rich source of quality young racehorses, reports NATHAN EXELBY.

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utstanding filly Faint Perfume waltzed away with the 2009 $1 million VRC Oaks to put herself in the records as the very first Group One winning graduate of the Part II session of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Expect that Group One list to keep growing in seasons to come. Thanks to a positive response from vendors, a keen buying bench and most importantly winning performances on 34

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the racetrack, Easter Part II has already established itself as a key player in the Australasian yearling sale season. The concept was launched in 2008 and buyers greeted it with open arms, with a total of 43 yearlings topping the $100,000 mark – selling up to $275,000. The trend continued in 2009, where despite a slowing market, figures for Easter II held up extremely well.


A catalogue of about 100 yearlings will be offered at the 2010 Easter Part II. “Given the success of this year’s sale, which had a clearance of 85%, with $5 million traded at an average of $66,000, this format has been very, very well received,” Inglis Bloodstock Director Jonathan D’Arcy said. “Vendors have really supported the concept and they have been rewarded with an excellent buying bench. A great number of serious players stayed on last year, with many of our top trainers and most noted buyers securing horses.” Certainly, buyers who took notice of the 2008 catalogue have been well rewarded.

winner Lotteria) to win the coveted G3 Newcastle Spring Stakes – a race that is a noted springboard to stardom. The daughter of Fastnet Rock became the second stakes winner from the 2008 catalogue, joining Patinack Farm’s acquisition Run For Naara (More Than Ready-Kristopher Street), who was sold by Evergreen Stud Farm for $150,000. Winner of the Gibson Carmichael Stakes (LR) at two, Run For Naara showed she

“Vendors have really supported the concept and they have been rewarded with an excellent buying bench. A great number of serious players stayed on last year, with many of our top trainers and most noted buyers securing horses.” -

JONATHAN D’ARCY, Inglis Bloodstock Director

Lovemelikearock (Fastnet Rock-Love All) was secured by Anthony Cummings out of the Coolmore Stud draft for $110,000. She has proven an astute purchase, becoming just the second filly in history (after dual Group One 2010 Easter Yearling Sale Preview

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had returned an even superior filly at three when running second to glamour colt Denman in the G2 Stan Fox Stakes in September before going on to feature race success over 2000m on Caulfield Cup day. Another More Than Ready filly, Rose Darmore, also gained black type, when running third to Rostova in the G3 Blue Diamond Prelude. While Hussonet colt, Honest Truth ran second behind Shellscrape in the G2 Roman Consul Stakes earlier this current season. $65,000 purchase Take This Waltz (Not A Single Doubt) all but returned his purchase price in one fell swoop when picking up a $50,000 Inglis Race Series Bonus at Wagga, which followed a metropolitan success at Warwick Farm. Other

city

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Neeson, Manhattan Angel, El Sonador, Testa Filou, No Evidence Needed and Rokatoko, as well as recent Hong Kong winner Leading City.

if they miss out there, they still have a great chance to buy a quality horse with a pedigree from the best sale in Australasia.”

The aforementioned Faint Perfume went to the sales with a reserve of just $44,000 and took her earnings to the brink of $1 million when completing the VRC Oaks-Wakeful Stakes double during Flemington’s Cup week.

D’Arcy pointed out that all of the horses in the second session are “on the grounds from the word go”, so there is ample time for inspections.

The Shamardal filly is a perfect example of the quality on offer at Easter II for the shrewd buyer, boasting a strong female pedigree. She is from the Zabeel mare Zona, who in turn is from the dual Group One winning Danehill mare Danendri. D’Arcy says these results can only enhance the future of the Easter Part II session. “People have quickly realised that for a sale averaging around the $66,000 mark, you can buy a really wellbred, well-conformed horse,” he said. “The beauty of this sale is that buyers can go to Easter with a $50,000 to $100,000 budget and know they are a great chance to go home with a nice horse.

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“By all means, they can have a crack at a horse in the main session, but

Already, vendors are starting to target this sale as an attractive option for selling yearlings. “The leading studs are now entering horses for it and it’s a sale progressing and growing in stature for both buyers and vendors,” D’Arcy said. “These horses are yearlings that are probably the next tier in terms of pedigree, but we don’t compromise on types and buyers can be confident of buying a real athlete out of this sale. “For vendors, it gives an opportunity for those horses to stand out more so than they would in the main catalogue and as a result, some of our clients have enjoyed outstanding results, with horses selling beyond the $200,000 mark at Easter Part II.” The 2010 Easter Part II catalogue will be offered on the final day of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Thursday, April 8, 2010.


The ‘Home of Champions’ is also the Source of Future Champions

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X -R A Y A NGLEs It’s been 221 years since Benjamin Franklin uttered the immortal words, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Yet still the yearling sale radiograph repository remains overanalysed by a buying public that demands levels of perfection unattainable in a science as imperfect as thoroughbred selection. CHRISTIAN WHITEHEAD interviews radiographic expert Dr. Steve Hance. As vendors plead for x-ray leniency, buyers demand greater stringency and the veterinarian often becomes the dividing line in this tug-of-war. World renowned radiographic expert, Dr. Steve Hance, of Oklahoma’s EMA Practice, suggests this dogmatic approach needs to be tempered with far more rationality. “Remember, it’s a horse sale, not a radiograph sale. “We’re dealing with percentages. It’s an art. We have to be cautious in just culling certain individuals. It’s a risk assessment. It’s trying to avoid catastrophic events. “The radiograph is just another tool. I don’t think it’s terribly useful to pick out the winner. I think it’s useful to avoid the disaster. “I try very hard not to say ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ on the radiographs. And you never use the phrases, ‘they will never’ or ‘they will always.’ Those extremes should not be used in interpreting radiographs. You just don’t know. “In the overall equation, I wouldn’t put much more importance than about 10 - 15% on the radiographs. I think it’s oversell.” A recently published Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Report (RIRDC), and subsequent Melbourne based forum, which aimed to correlate future racetrack performance based on yearling x-rays from the first Australian sale repositories in 2003, has also shone additional light onto this already contentious issue. Key topics discussed included the viability of a veterinary ‘panel’ to adjudicate x-rays, and the subsequent standardisation of radiographic interpretation; the quality control of submitted films; the varying ability of the appointed veterinarian to assess “less obvious” lesions in regard to future racetrack performance, and the importance of the relationship between the vet and client when weighing up x-rays in the overall purchase decision. 2010 Easter Yearling Sale Preview

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Dr. Hance is anti a veterinary ‘panel’ scenario. “What makes the repository work is that there are lots of opinions. It’s a conglomerate of abilities and experiences,” he says. “If we’re just going to put big ‘L’s’ on the foreheads of every horse that’s a so-called loser (in the x-ray repository), that panel is going to be disbarred quickly. “You can’t have a section with ‘good’ horses and ‘bad’ horses and be betting on their chances of racetrack success in that kind of fashion. You don’t have enough information (from the radiograph) to be able to do that. We’re trying to risk assess and to decrease the chances of horses that are catastrophic.

and then we will find something radiographically that we think is only cosmetic and is not going to affect the horse. And this does not mean it can’t be a fast horse. You can have a very fast race car with a dent in it, and it may not be polished, but it can still be really fast. “Anytime we can make it a situation where people are making good, objective purchase decisions then we’ve improved the system.” Dr. Hance is in support of more standardised radiographic lesions and interpretation of yearlings. He is very much in support of future long-term studies determining what

Trainer John McArdle explains, in regard to Sweet Cheeks’ x-ray prognosis, “She failed. She had problems with her sesamoids and was considered ‘high risk’. She was passed in because of that.” Of course, past luminaries such as Elvstroem, and the G1 United States Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner, Unbridled’s Song, are folklore now in regard to flouting less than flattering radiographic appraisals at yearling age. Dr. Hance is unequivocal in his support of horses that defy the radiograph to topple the alleged perfect specimens on race day. “The best thing that can happen to the repository is to have some horses go out and break the conceptions of everyone that says (the horse) has issues. And that’s not a reflection on the veterinarians. The point is that (the repository) shouldn’t be overemphasised in the criteria of what it takes to buy a horse. “What we try to relay in relation to the repository is that now 40

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The barnstorming debut victory of exciting General Nediym filly, and x-ray repository ‘failure’, Sweet Cheeks, in the 2009 Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (L) at Flemington is testament to the need for far greater forgiveness in evaluating x-rays when crystal balling for racetrack ability.

Sweet Cheeks

“There are some areas that are bad news and some buyers just don’t like to purchase those horses. But a lot of these little chips in fetlocks and behind the fetlock, they have to be evaluated and know that number one, a lot of them may not cause a problem, and number two, we have a very good solution to resolving these issues.”

Unbridled’s Song

”The question that you always end up asking yourself (as a vet) is, “How likely is this going to affect soundness? And if soundness is affected, what would be your treatment options?


radiographic conditions may affect racing soundness and performance.

“It’s the most important thing. It’s so hard to pick up a new client at a sale and not really know that individual.”

“More intelligent purchasing can be accomplished with additional scientific standardisation and less speculation. However, it still remains a yearling sale and an inexact science. We are buying individuals with different pedigrees, conformation, environment and nutrition, all of which affect future success.

“Some clients are very tolerant and others are so incredibly careful.

“We have to always check ourselves from using the emotion of our previous experience. “When I first started I was very critical. Extremely critical. And I have become much more lenient over time. I used to sit there and think, ‘this horse is really high risk and it may end up being an issue and you must be prepared to deal with it.’ So (my client) wouldn’t buy the horse. And so a year later I’d get this nice little note in the mail with a winning picture of that horse, that my client didn’t buy, that just beat them.” One relationship Dr. Hance stresses as ideally nonnegotiable in the thoroughbred selection process is that of a solid understanding between potential buyer and consulting veterinarian. This allows the veterinarian a more firm footing from which to make a value based decision from reposited Turangga - x-rays. Inglis ad_Layout 1 11/11/09 12:25 PM Page 1

While Dr. Hance acknowledges that the quality of radiographs has improved “in leaps and bounds” since 2003 and become far more accessible in a digital format, he also cautions that the x-ray is only one of a myriad of physical and genetic impositions that will ultimately dictate a horse’s relative success or failure on the racetrack. “That’s where looking at the horse in the flesh, watching him move, seeing how he walks and what his coordination’s like is so important.” He concludes, “People have used a cardiac scan, with very limited success, to measure the heart size of the individual and whether this horse will fall within that percentile of winners.  It’s very important that we not get into a situation with radiographs where we are trying to pick winners. We’re simply trying to avoid very serious, catastrophic events.”

Dr. Steve Hance will be attending the 2010 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale as an expert advisory consultant in the radiograph repository.

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arlier this year, Inglis announced that it had entered into an agreement with the Australian Jockey Club to acquire 9.5ha (23.75 acres) of land at Warwick Farm Racecourse, with plans afoot to build a state of the art sales facility that will be comparable with anywhere in the world. “The decision to acquire land at Warwick Farm provides Inglis with an option for the future,” Managing Director Mark Webster said.

period of time and decided to acquire a parcel of land more than double the size of Newmarket in a strategically important equine friendly location.

“The Board had been reviewing options for a considerable

Upon completion, it is anticipated the main sale ring will be

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“The acquisition of a larger parcel of land provides for the continued growth of our company in the future to satisfy an increasing appetite for Australian racehorses from international markets.”


Artist’s impression of the new Inglis Sale Complex at Warwick Farm

a world class thoroughbred sales complex. fully enclosed with a range of dining facilities, bars and private meeting rooms for major buyers and vendors to do business. There will be plenty of open green space and significantly more parade areas than any existing sales complex. The site is big enough to accommodate 1000 stables, 400 more than Newmarket. It will also be possible to service the complex with a ring road for vehicles, including golf buggy-style electric cars for moving clients around the complex.

Located adjacent to the Georges River, Warwick Farm Racecourse is only 25kms from the Sydney CBD and 20kms from Sydney International Airport. The site offers tremendous access from the Hunter Valley, Hawkesbury region and Southern NSW via the Sydney road network, while removing the need to travel through the CBD.

“Concept planning is a work in progress and we will have plenty of time to share designs and ideas with clients, incorporating their suggestions over the next few years,” Webster said.

Warwick Farm is a major training precinct, servicing 44 resident trainers and at least 800 racehorses. It is home to many leading trainers and stables, including Australia’s two largest individually owned racing operations; Darley’s Crown Lodge and Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm.

After an exhaustive review, it was determined that Warwick Farm was the most ideal relocation option. It is the only thoroughbred racing and training precinct in the Sydney metropolitan area with enough land available to accommodate

“The AJC Board’s commitment to invest more than $25 million to revamp and revitalise Warwick Farm make it the perfect venue for a new and improved sales complex,” Webster said.

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“Although no timeframe has been set for relocation, we have undertaken extensive modelling of the site to ensure it meets our future needs. “In addition to the acreage being acquired, Inglis and the AJC have agreed to develop and share use of a new carpark, capable of housing at least 1000 vehicles, which is five times the current capacity at Newmarket. “We envisage equipping each stable block with permanent hospitality suites for vendors to entertain their clients, thus negating the need for breeders to erect expensive marquees. We also plan to incorporate some staff accommodation into the new complex, for use by vendors during sales.” Inglis has relocated operations throughout its history, commencing with the move from the horse bazaar at 244 Pitt Street in the Sydney CBD to the four acre site at Camperdown, whilst also initially leasing the Newmarket premises in Randwick before its purchase in 1917. The Bloodstock sales complex at Oaklands in Melbourne was acquired in 1994 after that operation had itself outgrown its previous location at Ascot Vale. “It’s worth noting that other major thoroughbred

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sales companies have followed this path successfully in the past. Tattersalls relocation from London to Newmarket and the move from Wellington to Karaka in New Zealand are both good examples,” Webster said. “The Tattersalls complex in Newmarket is more than 100kms from London and 150kms from Heathrow Airport, whilst Karaka is more than 30kms from Auckland. “Noting Warwick Farm is only 25kms from the CBD, our clients will still enjoy Sydney’s nightlife, hotels, restaurants and beaches, whilst having access to superior facilities for selling and buying racehorses.”


Hidden Jewels Among Elite Mares

What do Shocking, Viewed, So You Think, Road To Rock, Rock Kingdom, Whobegotyou and Allez Wonder have in common? Apart from the fact they are all Australian Group One winners this season, each is from a mare sold at the Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale for $200,000 or less. NATHAN EXELBY reports.

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the publicity surrounding the mega prices offered for outstanding mares like Mannington, Virage De Fortune, Milanova and most recently Samantha Miss, it would be easy to dismiss potentially high class broodmares as strictly for the rich only. Glamour filly Samantha Miss stole the show at last year’s Australian Easter Broodmare Sale, with her supplementary entry attracting media attention from all over Australasia, before she was eventually purchased by John Singleton for $3.85 million. Her breeding career will now be closely monitored and naturally, much will be 46

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expected of her progeny when it comes their turn to race. But just as likely, there was a hidden gem somewhere deeper in the catalogue at a fraction of the price of what was given for the three-times Group One winning filly. In the last two years, you could have bred yourself a Caulfield and Melbourne Cup winner, another Melbourne Cup winner and a Cox Plate winner for the grand sum of just $72,000 from mares sold through Inglis auctions. Viewed entered history last November when giving Bart Cummings his 12th Melbourne Cup. The son of Scenic proved that to be no fluke when he returned this spring to lump 57kg and claim a convincing win in the Caulfield Cup. Viewed was bred by Ian Johnson and later sold privately to the Bart Cummings stable. He is from the Khozaam mare Lovers Knot, who was knocked down for just $36,000 at the 2000 Australian Easter Broodmare Sale. The story of Cox Plate winner So You Think is even more impressive. Having previously spoken to trainer Brian Jenkins about the racetrack talents of the Tights mare Triassic, Mike Moran and his partners moved quickly to secure the mare for just $16,000 when she was offered at the 2005 Australian Easter Broodmare Sale. She produced a Nuclear Freeze filly that spring before her new owners chose first season arrival High Chaparral as an ideal partner. The colt was much admired at the sales and though the $110,000 purchase price was less than anticipated in 2007, it still represented a healthy return on the $16,000 given for her three years earlier.

As a Cox Plate producing mare, Triassic’s future progeny are certain to be keenly sought after at the sales, making her a wonderful success story. This year’s Melbourne Cup winner Shocking had his very first ‘entrance’ to a sale ring December 2004 when his dam Maria Di Castiglia (Danehill (IRE)) was carrying him. Ilala Stud’s George Fraser gave $20,000 for the mare through the Newmarket sale ring. Ilala Stud later sold Shocking (Street Cry (IRE)) as a yearling for $45,000. G1 George Main Stakes winner Road To Rock’s dam Trewornan (by Midyan) was sold twice this decade at the Australian Easter Broodmare Sale.

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On the first occasion, she made $200,000, when carrying Road To Rock (Encosta de Lago), who later made $100,000 as a yearling. Trewornan made $160,000 the second time around, this time carrying a Flying Spur filly, who was sold as a weanling 12 months later for $210,000. Rock Kingdom was also a Group One winner over the Randwick mile this spring and he too is from a mare that made $200,000 through the Newmarket ring. His dam Happy Empress has proven an outstanding investment. She was carrying Rock Kingdom at the time and he made $200,000 as a yearling and the mare has since had an Exceed And Excel filly make $300,000 at the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

VIEWED

The trend of subsequent Group One winners being ‘sold’ at Newmarket as an unborn foal continues with weightfor-age star Whobegotyou, whose dam Temple of Peace was sold for $36,000 carrying the son of Street Cry (IRE) in 2005. Allez Wonder was a shock winner of the G1 Toorak Handicap this year.

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The daughter of Redoute’s Choice is from the Military Plume mare Luna Tudor, who was sold for $110,000. Her yearlings have since grossed more than $1 million at the sales, highlighted by Allez Wonder’s $600,000 price tag. Toorak Park Stud also found themselves a jewel when securing the Group One placed Dehere mare Picholine for $160,000 in 2003. Her first foal was Rebel Raider, a $150,000 yearling that went on to win last year’s Victoria Derby. Shamardal (USA) was the next chosen stallion and that foal, a $60,000 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale graduate, is now known as the G3 Norman Robinson Stakes winner Shamoline Warrior – one of the most promising stayers in the land. Picholine’s next foal was an Exceed And Excel filly who fetched $300,000 at the 2009 Australian Easter Yearling Sale. What

about

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Keith

Leonard? He took a liking to lot 52 at the Inglis Summer Thoroughbred Sale in 2001 and paid just $1300 for the Dr Grace mare, Graceful Lily. A mating with the Danzig stallion Mujahid resulted in the G1 All Aged-Manikato Stakes winner Danleigh, a winner of more than $1.3 million at the latest count. With a star Group One winning son, Graceful Lily is back in vogue and her Flying Spur yearling colt sold for $220,000 this year. Not bad for a $1300 mare! Other Australian stakes winners this season from mares sold through the Australian Easter Broodmare Sale include multiple stakes winning fillies Black Caviar and Avenue, hardy sprinter Lucky Secret and the dual Group One winner All Silent. Outstanding colt Carrara, a multiple stakes winner and Group One placed is from Crystal Sprite, who sold for $65,000 as a tried mare in Melbourne.

International Group One winning mare Sun Classique is another success story from a mare sold through Inglis, with her dam Elfenjer selling for just $32,500 in 2003 – carrying Sun Classique. So while your Milanova’s might make $5 million, Virage De Fortune $3.4 million and Mannington $2.2 million, there is still plenty of openings for the shrewd breeder to seize an opportunity and capitalise on a mare that might not be as fashionable as the top end of the catalogue. $36,000 to breed a Melbourne and Caulfield Cup winner... $16,000 for a Cox Plate hero... or what about $36,000 for a mare carrying a Caulfield Guineas and Yalumba winner? They may not necessarily jump off the page at you, but these are the hidden jewels worth doing your homework for.

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Crystal Sprite (dam of Carrara) • $65,000 – 2005 Inglis Melbourne Great Southern Sale • Carrara sells for $200,000 – 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Elfenjer (dam of Sun Classique) • $32,500 – 2003 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale – carrying Sun Classique Graceful Lily (dam of Danleigh) • $1300 – 2001 Inglis February Mixed Thoroughbred Sale • Flying Spur colt sells for $210,000 – 2009 MM Yearling Sale Happy Empress (dam of Rock Kingdom) • $200,000 – 2005 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale – carrying Rock Kingdom • Rock Kingdom sells for $200,000 MM Yearling Sale • Exceed And Excel filly sells for $300,000 – 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale

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Highlights

in foal to Flying Spur Road To Rock sells for $100,000 at 2006 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Flying Spur filly sells for $210,000 – 2007 Inglis Select Weanling Sale

Triassic (dam of So You Think) • $16,000 – 2005 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale • So You Think sold for $110,000 as yearling Virage (dam of VIRAGE DE FORTUNE & Avenue) • $300,000 - 2000 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale • $200,000 – 2003 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale • In 2009 Encosta De Lago yearling sells for $600,000 Won’t Tell (dam of Lucky Secret) • $40,000 – 2001 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale • Last four yearlings have grossed more than $700,000

Helsinge (dam of Black Caviar) • $115,000 – 2005 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale • Black Caviar sells for $210,000 – 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale • 2009 yearling sells for $75,000 – 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Lisheenowen (dam of Private Steer, All Silent) • $500,000 – 2007 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale – in foal to Encosta De Lago • Encosta De Lago colt sells for $900,000 – 2009 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Lovers Knot (dam of Viewed) • $36,000 – 2000 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale

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Luna Tudor (dam of Allez Wonder) • $110,000 – 2001 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale • Yearlings have grossed more than $1million since MARIA DI CASTIGLIA (dam of SHOCKING) • $10,000 – 2003 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale • $20,000 – 2004 Inglis Christmas Thoroughbred Sale – carrying Shocking Picholine (dam of REBEL RAIDER & Shamoline Warrior) • $160,000 – 2003 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale • Three yearlings sold to date have grossed $510,000 Temple Of Peace (dam of Whobegotyou) • $36,000 – 2005 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale – carrying Whobegotyou Trewornan (dam of Road To Rock) • $200,000 – 2004 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale – carrying Road To Rock • $160,000 – 2006 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale –

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Race Series

Racing’s Biggest Sweepstake From Starspangledbanner's initial win, the Inglis Race Series has proven a big hit. Following the success of the inaugural which has met with tremendous support Inglis Race Series, the decision has been taken to expand the series, with additional races added in 2009-10.

This Page Left: Robert Smerdon leads a wide open field of trainers up for the $50K Trainer’s Bonus. Right: Starspangledbanner won the MVRC Inglis Juvenile before taking out the G1 MRC Caulfield Guineas. Opposite Page Top: Connections of All Legal ($25,000 - Sydney Classic) win the $100K bonus at Randwick. Bottom: Carrara defeated a top-line field to claim the $100K bonus for 3YOs at Flemington on his way to bigger things during the spring.

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There are now 22 races across New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT comprising $2,600,000. It is only fitting that outstanding Group One winning colt Starspangledbanner is also the horse that goes down as the first winner in the inaugural Inglis Race Series. After all, the subsequent success of the Leon Corstens trained chestnut has mirrored that of the race series itself,

each time a bonus or graduate restricted race has been on offer. A $120,000 purchase for Newmarc Bloodstock from the Makybe draft at the 2008 Melbourne Premier Sale, the Choisir colt Starspangledbanner kept rising up the ranks this spring, culminating with his dominant allthe-way G1 MRC Caulfield Guineas victory. He has certainly come a long way since winning the $250,000 Inglis Juvenile at Moonee Valley in October 2008. Following the Corstens’ stable lead,


many connections have now shared in the prize pool from the first Inglis Race Series, which was for 2008 yearling sale graduates. After Starspangledbanner took out the opening race, the series then moved north to Sydney, where the Liam Birchley trained Fear No Other was a convincing winner of the $250,000 Inglis Classic in January. The Robert Smerdon trained Tale Of Love was the biggest bonus earner last season. The Tale Of The Cat filly took out the $50,000 Bonus at Mornington, before taking the $250,000 Inglis Premier at Caulfield. That double placed Smerdon at the top of the list for the $50,000 Trainers Bonus for the most series wins. In fact, 12 different trainers have either won an Inglis graduate restricted race or secured a Race Series Bonus. Such is the competitive nature of the series, the $50,000 Trainers Bonus is likely to come down to next May’s Inglis Guineas, held during Scone Horse Week, which already has a guaranteed prizemoney pool of over $500,000. Delago Bolt became the first horse to pick up a $100,000 Metropolitan Bonus when winning at Rosehill in February and then million dollar colt Hus Der Lieften joined him when taking the first of the $100K 3YO Bonuses at Rosehill in August. Carrara also picked up an extra $100,000 for his Flemington win in September under 59kg. Another $100,000 Bonus went off in October, when the Kevin Moses trained All Legal scored a thrilling win at Randwick. With a BOBS Bonus and the original race prizemoney, the $25,000 yearling took home more than $160,000 for the win. Due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural series in the first six months, it was boosted to $2.6 million, with the new $100,000 Inglis Trophy for

three-year-old’s on Sale Cup day added to the program. Run on October 25, the 1400m event was taken out by Lonhro colt Dissolved, who was immediately sent to the paddock by the Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes stable to be aimed at bigger targets next autumn. Other Inglis Race Series winners to date have been Sophrosyne, The Mikado, Hewentwhoosh, Western Raider and Take This Waltz. Thanks to the exceptional response from owners and trainers to the series for 2008 graduates, the decision was taken to expand the Inglis Race Series, with additional races added in 2009-10. The minimum 22 races that are available across New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT comprising $2,600,000 for graduates of 2009 Inglis yearling sales, are spread throughout the two and three-year-old seasons of eligible graduates. A new addition to the series - for all nominated participants – is the $250,000 Inglis Nursery for two-yearolds, to be run at Randwick on 19 December 2009 (Villiers Day). This race was added to the calendar to complement the highly successful Inglis Juvenile, which is the first race run in the series each year. David Hayes and Shadwell Stud will be hoping this year’s winner Marmaa can go on and emulate the deeds of last year’s hero S t a r s p a n g l e d b a n n e r. Notably, each of the three placegetters in this year’s Inglis Juvenile earned more than their purchase price for their efforts in the 1000m Moonee Valley event.

The Inglis Race Series has been programmed so that races are spread evenly throughout the season to give every horse its chance of securing a bonus. All nominations paid into the series are guaranteed to be dispersed as prizemoney. The bonus component of the series totals $1,000,000, plus a $50,000 trainers bonus. This year, a new 3YO bonus has been programmed at Gosford on Gosford Cup Day in November 2010. Bonuses not won will again roll up into the Inglis Guineas, for three-year-olds, set down for Scone Cup Day 2010. This race provides a guaranteed $250,000 purse, with surplus funds remaining from earlier bonus races to be allocated to the final prizemoney pool of this 1600m race.


First Season HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE)

FAST ‘N’ FAMOUS

NADEEM

DARCI BRAHMA (NZ)

Each season, there’s great anticipation as to who might become the next champion sire among the freshmen crop. The Sportsman’s SHAYNE O’CASS looks at the eight young stallions who have first crop representation at Easter in 2010.

T

he selection process to make it through to the Australian

Easter Yearling Sale ensures that only the very best yearlings arrive at Newmarket.

to buy the progeny of leading sires, so they look for the next superstar stallion among the first crop sires,’’ Inglis Director and auctioneer Jonathan D’Arcy said.

champion sires around them.

“The first crop of yearlings by Danehill (IRE), Redoute’s Choice and More Than Ready (USA) sold quite conservatively, so buyers can back their judgement and take up the challenge of identifying that next champion sire for a very reasonable outlay.’’

“A lot of buyers who come to Easter may not be able to afford

This year, eight first season stallions put themselves forward

That is especially true with the progeny of first season sires. With no runners by which to be judged, first season sires require progeny of outstanding quality to compete with the

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Sires PENDRAGON (NZ)

EXCITES

AUSSIE RULES (USA)

as candidates; namely Aussie Rules (USA), Darci Brahma (NZ), Fast ‘N’ Famous, Holy Roman Emperor (IRE), Nadeem, Pendragon (NZ), Strada and Excites. There is no mistaking the legacy of Danehill on Australian breeding - seven of these stallions are sons or grandsons of our nine-times Champion Sire. The other, Pendragon, is a grandson of Danehill’s sire, Danzig. Collectively, they are the epitome of that line - sprinter/milers, champion 2YO’s, classic 3YO’s. So far as their pedigrees are concerned, all bar one of the eight are from stakeswinning mares. Four of those mares won a Group One race. Coolmore, the spiritual home of Danehill (IRE), launch two

STRADA

of his sons in 2010 — Aussie Rules (USA) and Holy Roman Emperor (IRE). Both of these Northern Hemisphere foaled Danehill’s are Group One winners with pedigrees to match their racetrack performance. Aussie Rules (USA) won the G1 French 2000 Guineas as well as the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland in Kentucky. His dam, Last Second, won the G2 Goodwood Nassau Stakes and G2 Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket and was second in the G1 Royal Ascot Coronation Cup. Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) contributed much to his world renowned family, as a dual Group One winner and crowned Champion 2YO Colt in France. Even without his tremendous race record, Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) would command the attention of buyers and 2010 Easter Yearling Sale Preview

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HEADWAY

IRISH LIGHTS It pays to buy FROM first crop sires at Easter. Easter fillies Faint Perfume, Irish Lights and Headway gave their respective sires, Shamardal (USA), Fastnet Rock and Charge Forward their first Group One wins as a sire. They were all offered in their first crop at the 2008 Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

breeders world-wide such is his majestic pedigree. His dam, L’On Vite, is a combination of Secretariat and the famed Northern Dancer mare Franfreluche. Holy Roman Emperor’s (IRE) family has delivered not one but two Champion Sires in recent years, namely Flying Spur and Encosta de Lago. Such is the reverence in which L’On Vite is held, that one of her yearlings sold for $3 million at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale, while her daughter, Milanova, set a benchmark $5 million at the Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale in 2008. When looking regally-bred, Group One winning colts by Danehill (IRE), Darci Brahma (NZ) is another young sire that ticks all the boxes. The Mark Walker trained galloper raced in 12 Group Ones during his 19 start career winning five of them and and was runner-up in five more. The top priced yearling of his year selling for over $1 million, Darci Brahma (NZ) is the first foal of Zabeel (NZ) mare Grand Echezeaux who won the G1 SAJC Australasian Oaks and a three-quarter-sister to Romanee Conti (dam of Caulfield/Melbourne Cup heroine Ethereal). The son of Danehill (IRE) won his majors on both sides of 54

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the Tasman and was crowned Champion at two and three as well as Champion Sprinter (all ages in 06/07). Standing alongside heavyweights Pins and O’Reilly (NZ) at Waikato Stud in New Zealand is Aussie-expat Fast ‘N’ Famous. The colt is from the stellar second crop of Redoute’s Choice which also included Stratum, Snitzel, Fashions Afield, Undoubtedly and God’s Own. Fast ‘N’ Famous’ will to win was never better illustrated than his Gilgai triumph over Triple Crown winner Dance Hero. Fast ‘N’ Famous is bred on the same Redoute’s Choice/ Zabeel (NZ) cross that produced Australia’s Champion 3YO Filly 2008/09, Samantha Miss. Those visiting Newmarket from Hong Kong will be thrilled with the prospect of taking home a Nadeem yearling. Nadeem is a half brother to Billion Win, an Australian-bred Easter Yearling Sale graduate who turned his $100,000 purchase price into $2.9 million in prize money. Nadeem was one of the few horses able to beat Miss Finland on her way to the Golden Slipper. The G1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes was Nadeem’s magnus opus, the David Hayes trained colt swept down the middle of


the track from last running away with the $1 million feature. Nadeem is one of 26 stallions on the powerful Darley roster. The consensus is that the fastest Danehill (IRE) sons make the best sires. Enter Strada who ran race records to win the Carrington Stakes and Eskimo Prince Stakes, both at Royal Randwick over 1100m. Strada was only following in the footsteps of his dam, Shindig, who set and still holds the 1500m course record at Rosehill when she won the 1998 G1 Coolmore Classic. That said, Strada is every bit the Danehill son on looks and presence. Strada’s weanlings were warmly received at the Australian Weanling Select Session Sale with one of them selling for top price of $135,000.

Pendragon is a multiple stakes winning son of Danzig’s July Cup winner Elnadim and a maternal grandson of the glorious Fall Aspen. Pendragon is the foundation sire at Dato Tan Chin Nam’s Think Big Stud in the southern highlands of New South Wales. Vinery Stud resident Excites is another well credentialed young stallion with the runs on the board to attract buyers. He won the G1 AJC Sire’s Produce Stakes at two and was runner-up in the Caulfield Guineas in his classic year. Excites’ dam, Staging has thrown three stakeswinning colts - Duporth and Tickets also. “Given that this was essentially the EI-year, there were a number of stallions that didn’t stand at stud but that hasn’t diminished the quality of those who did - they are an outstanding group,’’ D’Arcy said.

Strada stands at Australia’s most historic nursery; Widden, home to immortals dating back to Valais, Malster, Heroic, Bletchingly and Marscay. A placegetter in Marscay’s 1982 Golden Slipper Stakes was Grosvenor (by Sir Tristram), the sire of Pendragon’s New Zealand Oaks winning dam, Alacrity.

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Inglis at Royal ascot Inglis’ Aussie BBQ on the opening day of the Royal Ascot Carnival has become a lucky charm for Australian representatives at the meeting, with success in each of the last three years.

The wins by Miss Andretti (2007), Haradasun (2008) and Scenic Blast (2009) have coincided with Inglis hosting an Aussie – style barbeque. The event has become quite a social gathering, with the big contingent of Australians having much to celebrate on each occasion. “On the back of Choisir in 2003 and Takeover Target in 2006, we felt it was an opportune time to capitalise on the success of Australian-bred horses – not only at Royal Ascot, but in other major centres around the world – and the idea of the ‘Aussie BBQ’ was born,” Inglis Director, Jamie Inglis said. In the three years Inglis has set up camp in the famous

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carpark, the function has grown to become one of the signature events during the Royal Ascot Carnival. “It is aimed at showcasing to the world what Australian horses are capable of doing and provides a wonderful networking opportunity with many of the major players in the Northern Hemisphere,” Inglis said. “There is no better place to host such an event, with the eyes of the bloodstock world on the United Kingdom during that week. “It has been used as a home base for Australian connections with runners at the meeting, but it is also a meeting ground and allows us to say thanks to those clients who do come down to Australia. “There is no doubt that by hosting this event, we have been able to create a greater awareness of what we have to offer in Australia and the timing couldn’t have been better with the success enjoyed by Australian-bred horses.”


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hinterland and acclaimed wine regions of

New South Wales.

is a cosmopolitan world city surrounded by the iconic beaches,

World Heritage

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is one of the world’s great holiday destinations. It’s natural beauty, rich blend of

cultures, energy and appetite make the city a prime source of creativity and innovation.

Sydney

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Sydney is Australia’s oldest and biggest city and the gateway to Australia, set on one of the world’s most stunning harbours, which extends either side in a golden chain of easy-to-reach, inner-city beaches. Sydney’s laid-back outdoor lifestyle and physical allure make it one of the world’s easiest and most pleasant cities to visit. The people who live here are a friendly, energetic bunch with a tell-it-like-it-is approach to life, as visitors to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games would attest. All of its attributes lie within easy reach of the city centre. Sydney’s harbour is its natural playground, the dominant factor in so much of what the city has to offer. The city has a wideranging cultural life, dynamic food scene and vibrant cityscape of outstanding contemporary and colonial architecture. Iconic beaches and five major national parks deliver unforgettable experiences. Hire a car for a coastal drive, take a short flight to the outback or go kayaking with dolphins. There is no end to the list of opportunities you have to explore in NSW.

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Catching the perfect wave at famous Bondi or Palm beaches.

Dining waterside in the historic Rocks precinct, by the beach at Balmoral or on the wharf at Woolloomooloo.

Climbing to the very top of Sydney Harbour Bridge’s huge, over-arching span, by day or night with BridgeClimb.

Catching the ferry to Manly or a harbour cruise at sunset – or anytime – for one of Sydney’s most popular experiences.

Learning about Australia’s unique animals, overlooking the harbour, at Taronga Zoo or at Sydney Wildlife World, Darling Harbour.

Being inspired by a wonderful, magical performance at the Sydney Opera House or enthralled by one of the best Aboriginal art collections in the world at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Taking a skippered yacht or an adrenalin-pumping jet boat from Darling Harbour.

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Where to go & what to do The Sydney Opera House, situated on Sydney Harbour at Bennelong Point, is considered by many to be one of the wonders of the modern world now recognised as a World Heritage cultural site, and is one of Sydney's most popular icons with tourists and travelers. Australia’s most popular attraction is an iconic architectural jewel and one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres. Book ahead to see performances by Australia’s leading performing arts companies: • The Australian Ballet • Australian Chamber Orchestra • The Bell Shakespeare Company • Opera Australia • Sydney Dance Company • Sydney Symphony • Sydney Theatre Company Contact details: Sydney Opera House Tours Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW 2000 T: +612 9250 7250 E: tourism@sydneyoperahouse.com www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Sydney Tower Sydney Tower takes you to the highest point above Sydney for breathtaking 360° views of the harbour city. From golden beaches to the distant Blue

Mountains, you’ll be amazed by the panaramas. Your ticket to the top includes OzTrek, a virtual reality ride across Australia with 3D holographic technology, 180degree cinema screens, surround sound and heart-stopping real-motion seating. Soar above Sydney’s icons, gliding effortlessly over the Bridge, Opera House and the warm sands of Bondi beach; feel the exhilaration of white water rafting down a tropical Queensland river; and get right into the jaws of a huge saltwater crocodile! Contact details: Centrepoint Podium Level 100, Market Street Sydney, NSW 2000 T: +612 9333 9222 E: reservations@sydneyattractions.com.au www.sydneytower.com.au

Harbour Bridge The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world’s largest (but not longest) steel arch bridge, and, in its beautiful harbour location, has become a renowned international symbol of Australia, one of Sydney’s most famous landmarks. The Bridge is 134 metres high, 502 metres long, 48.8 metres wide and weighs 52,800 tonnes. Constructed between 1923 and 1932, its nickname is ‘the Coat Hanger’.

BridgeClimb Sydney delivers the ultimate experience of Sydney and its world famous icon. Choose from three guided BridgeClimb experiences to the summit of the Bridge. Climbers can choose to climb at dawn, during the day, twilight and at night. Contact details: Bridge Climb Sydney 5 Cumberland Street The Rocks, NSW 2000 T: +612 8274 7777 F: +612 9240 1122 E: admin@bridgeclimb.com www.bridgeclimb.com

Bondi Beach Bondi Beach is the closest ocean beach to Sydney’s CBD, a 20-minute drive. It is the most celebrated beach in the country, a kilometre of golden grains. The beach is part of a large moon shaped bay of white sands and breaking surf, fringed by parks and apartments that overlook the blue waters. Bondi has a vibrant café and restaurant culture. Campbell Parade, which runs along the back of the beach, is a nearcontinuous strip of outdoor cafes and gelato bars. Sean’s Panaroma and the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar are just two restaurants that offer visitors a fine dining experience by the beach.

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The Bondi to Bronte Walk, winding south from Bondi past seasculpted sandstone, the footpath takes you on a roller-coaster ride to Tamarama Beach – “Glamarama” to the locals – Bronte, with sparkling views all the way. Note the real estate – some of Sydney’s glossiest. Learning to surf with Let’s Go Surfing. Bondi Icebergs pool, especially when the waves are crashing over the breakwater then head upstairs to Iceberg’s Dining Room and Bar for its lusty, luscious Italian menu served in Sydney’s spunkiest dining room overlooking the beach and ocean. The silky gelato from Pompei’s, possibly Sydney’s finest. Sean’s Panaroma for milk-fed veal scallopine panfried with sage, pancetta and celeriac puree.

The Rocks & Circular Quay Nestled at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and on the western shores of Sydney Cove. The Rocks is the foundation place of European Australia.

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The Rocks is the oldest Sydney neighbourhood and has enormous historical significance. It is often described as “Sydney’s outdoors museum”. In recent years, the old district has been transformed into a vibrant pocket of cafes and restaurants, art galleries and shops. While The Rocks was once home to Sydney’s dockworkers and stevedores, it’s now a magnet for international visitors. Enjoy the diverse selection of historic pubs offering everything from a quiet drink and a meal through to live bands and DJ’s. On weekends and at festival times,

there is usually free entertainment, with outdoor concerts and street theatre. Many of the pubs offer live music - jazz, folk and pop. Contact details: Playfair Street Terraces 17-31 Playfair Street The Rocks, NSW 2000 www.rockswalkingtours.com.au

Darling Harbour Darling Harbour is the waterside home of the Australian National Maritime Museum and is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre. A lively waterfront precinct, Darling Harbour is abuzz with activity day and night and has developed into one of Sydney’s largest dining, shopping and entertainment areas.

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Dine alfresco at King Street Wharf, Cockle Bay or Harbourside.

Take a ferry, cruise, or speedboat tour from Darling Harbour.

Free outdoor entertainment will keep everyone amused.

Board the monorail for an overview of Darling Harbour and surrounds.

Explore Sydney Wildlife World with its collection of animals unique to Australia.

Catch the light rail to the Sydney Fish Markets, the second largest seafood market in the world.

Chinese Garden Of Friendship a green and peaceful sanctuary in the midst of a major bustling city.

Imax Theatre the ultimate cinema experience.

Sydney Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world.

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Harbour Cruises Sydney Harbour is alive with ferries, yachts, launches, ocean liners and kayaks jostling for a piece of the world’s best harbour. Laze on a chartered yacht moored in one of the bays or unwind on a cruise vessel departing from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. Sydney Harbour islands – Fort Denison and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands – have cultural and historical significance. Some of the sites are important in Aboriginal culture, while others reflect a European past with convict-built structures and old forts. Contact details: Captain Cook Cruises Offices Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Level 6, 37 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia T: +61 2 9206 1122 E: cruise@captaincook.com.au

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The Manly Ferry A visit to Manly by ferry is a quintessential Sydney experience -just a 30-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. Nestled between a tranquil inner-harbour beach on one side and a popular Pacific Ocean surf beach on the other, Manly manages to combine a laid-back attitude with a sophisticated dining scene and stylish boutiques. The palm-tree lined Corso leads you onto the Steyne promenade, where you can walk, roller-blade or cycle along the oceanfront. Back in 2004, it became the first local council in Sydney to declare its beaches non-smoking. There are a number of scenic walking routes that link the beaches with the national park. To check ferry times go to: www.sydneyferries.info

Palm Beach Palm Beach is Sydney’s most northerly stretch of sand and is just 50 minutes

drive from city. Surfers, joggers and hikers tend to gravitate to North Palm Beach and Barrenjoey Head. The southern end of Palm Beach is a more protected environment for swimmers. A 35 metre ocean pool which sits on the rocks at the end of the beach, deep enough for laps but with a shallow end that is ideal for kids. The Australian soapie “Home and Away” is filmed here, with Palm Beach as the fictional Summer Bay. A popular way to get to Palm Beach is by sea plane or helicopter (for information visist Sydney Helicopters www.sydneyhelicopters.com.au). On one of Sydney’s many beautiful days there is nothing better than to take to the skies above the twinkling harbour for a bird’s eye view of the city’s most famous icons.

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Hiking to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse. The view is spectacular, and at the right time of year, you could spot migrating whales and dolphins. Eat at one of the area’s lovely restaurants, Jonah’s for five star degustation, or Palm Beach Fish and Chips for something more traditional and casual. Take the ferry to the Basin for a family picnic and beach cricket. You can also take a bush walk to view Aboriginal carvings from here. Hire a boat and go fishing on Pittwater. Play a round of golf at the challenging nine-hole course at Palm Beach.

Royal Botanic Gardens The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney is a beautiful park on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. Extending over 30ha, the Royal Botanic Gardens occupy one of Sydney’s most spectacular locations, right on the edge of the harbour.


Museums & Art Galleries

Taronga Zoo is the nation’s leading zoological garden, featuring Australia’s finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species. It is situated on elevated land along the waterfront, in one of the most beautiful vantage points on Sydney Harbour overlooking Sydney Cove, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. As you zigzag your way along the paths among the animal enclosures, you are able to enjoy magnificent harbour views. The Taronga Zoo has its own jetty and you are able step off the boat and walk directly into the zoo.

With over 25 years experience and Sydney’s largest corporate fleet why waste time driving to the races or the Hunter Valley. Operating nine aircraft from two bases Sydney Helicopters can fly you to all the Hunter Valley horse studs in 40 minutes, or why not fly to The Golden Slipper and avoid all that traffic mayhem and arrive on the track itself! Contact Us T: +61 2 9637 4455 | E: info@sydneyhelicopters.com.au

www.sydneyhelicopters.com.au Sydney Heliport Terminal | Cnr Heliport Pl & Ross Smith Ave, Mascot NSW 2020 Parramatta Heliport | 25 Wentworth St, Granville NSW 2142

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Taronga Zoo

Photography: Hamilton Lund

Contact Details: Location: Eastern edge of the CBD & bounded by Macquarie Street, the Cahill Expressway & Mrs Macquarie Road T: +61 2 9231 8111 T: +61 2 9231 8125 (weekends) Opening Hours: Nov - Feb 07:00 to 20:00 Mar & Oct 07:00 to 18:30 Apr & Sep 07:00 to 18:00 May & Aug 07:00 to 17:30 Jun & Jul 07:00 to 17:00

Photography: Hamilton Lund

Wrapped around Farm Cove at the edge of Sydney Harbour, the gardens occupy one of Sydney’s most spectacular positions. Established in 1816, they are the oldest scientific institution in the country and home to an outstanding collection of plants from Australia and overseas.

Sydney is home to many museums and art galleries including: • Art Gallery of NSW • Australian Heritage Fleet • Australian Museum • Australian National Maritime Museum • Discovery Museum - The Rocks • Justice and Police Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art • Museum of Sydney • Powerhouse Museum • Pylon Lookout • Sydney Tramway Museum • Sydney Observatory Sydney Jewish Museum

Sydney From The Sky Sydney Helicopters has been operating for over 25 years. Enjoy a Sydney Harbour Scenic experience flying over the golden sands of the northern beaches before taking in the breathtaking view of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, or maybe a lunch flight by helicopter is your cup of tea. Conveniently located at two bases in Sydney and operating nine aircraft Sydney Helicopters can see to all your needs. Contact Details: Sydney Helicopters T: +61 2 9637 4455 E: info@sydneyhelicopters.com.au


Hidden Secrets of Sydney Sydney’s Secret Beaches Think summer in Sydney and think of the sea, clear blue sky and of course beaches. Sydney’s classic beaches each have their own unique personality and charm, from the world-famous Bondi with its cool vibe and funky cafes, to Manly, famous for its corso and old-style ferry ride. But what about the city’s lesser known beaches? With more than 70km of golden coastline to choose from, there are plenty of secret locations. And they’re well worth the effort because not far from the heart of the city, you could be sitting on a secluded deserted beach, feeling a million miles away from the city buzz. Discover some of Sydney’s less known beaches: • Milk Beach in Vaucluse: This hidden haven has incredible views of the Harbour Bridge, city skyline and Rose Bay. Located behind historic Strickland House, 52 Vaucluse Road, Vaucluse, it’s the perfect spot to watch seaplanes take off. To get there, make your way down the steep track through the trees. • Shelly Beach, Marine Parade, Manly is a short stroll south along Manly’s promenade. Shelly Beach is a lovely sheltered cove and one of Sydney’s best aquatic reserves. It’s perfect for snorkelling and picnics. • Store Beach, Manly at Manly’s North Head, can only be reached by water. Hire a kayak from Manly Corso and take a short paddle 66

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around to the beach for a romantic picnic lunch. The area is a little penguin breeding ground. • Camp Cove, Short Street, Watson’s Bay is a top spot for swimming and, when southerly winds are blowing, diving. • Resolute Beach, West Head: It’s well worth the challenge to reach this spectacular hidden beach. Accessible only by boat or via a long downhill walk through Ku-ringgai National Park, the walk down to the beach boasts spectacular views of Pittwater to Palm Beach and Barrenjoey Head. Walk around to the next beach south, Great Mackeral Beach. • Congwong Beach, La Perouse is a secluded shore at Botany Bay National Park. Congwong offers an unusual mix of nature, historic Bare Island and freight ships passing by. It’s accessible via Anzac Parade. • Lady Martins Beach, Point Piper is accessible only by a narrow lane that passes beside the exclusive Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club, off Wolseley Road. Nestled in Felix Bay between Point Piper and Woollahra Point, you could have the beach all to yourself. • Sirius Cove, Mosman has a children’s play area, it’s dogfriendly and the walk from the Cove around past Little Sirius Point and Whiting Beach to Taronga Zoo Wharf is well worth the effort. Access via Queen Street (between Albert and Raglan Streets). • Washaway Beach and Reef Beach, and other places along the shore just north of Dobroyd Head are

accessible from the Manly Scenic Walkway. Don’t forget to pack your swimming costume.

Spend A Day On Your Own Private Island Looking for an island retreat with the best views of Sydney? Try Shark Island — a 1.25-hectare oasis in the middle of Sydney Harbour. The island comes equipped with picnic shelters, a gazebo, grassy flat land, and even a wading beach. There is a ferry service running four trips a day out of Circular Quay on weekends.

Fort Denison Fort Denison, which can be seen from Mrs Macquaries Chair, was used in the early days of settlement as a place of punishment and confinement for the convict population. During the mid 19th century a fort was built on the island to protect Sydney Harbour. Fort Denison is now a tourist destination and is open seven days a week for lunch at the cafe or for picnics with a tour group. There are two tours daily to Fort Denison and tours can be booked by visiting the Sydney Harbour National Park Information Centre, located in The Rocks or by ringing +61 2 9247 5033. Other islands on Sydney Harbour include: •

Clark Island

Cockatoo Island

Goat Island

Rodd Island

Shark Island


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Destinations Within Reach Byron Bay

Byron Bay’s natural credentials are impeccable – humpback whales cruise past the headland, storms create rainbows on the mountains across the bay, hang-gliders ride the thermals above the lighthouse…. ‘Byron’ casts a spell over everyone who goes there.

Photography: Phillip Quirk

Byron Bay, Australia’s eastern most town and ‘style capital’ of the North Coast with outstanding natural beauty, set against lush volcanic hills. Situated 790km north of Sydney, with a population 6,000.

teem with marine life and rare coral, protected as part of the Lord Howe Island Marine Park.

Photography: Grenville Turner

Once you’ve experienced the spectacular blue-hazed beauty, dramatic cliffs and deep canyons of the Blue Mountains, you’ll come away refreshed and invigorated.

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At any one time, you’re one of only 400 visitors on Lord Howe; an island of unspoilt beauty where life is relaxed and unhurried. With bicycles the best way to get around and no mobile phone reception, there’s plenty of time to relax and attune yourself to the idyllic surroundings.

Photography: Mike Leonard

Lord Howe Island Lord Howe Island, a magical dot in the Tasman Sea, less than two hours’ flight from Sydney or Brisbane.

With more than 120 wineries, the Hunter Valley produces some terrific wines, loved at home and abroad, including the crisp Hunter Semillon and the ripe Hunter Shiraz. Complement the wine with superb cuisine and stylish boutique accommodation for the perfect getaway. Wine and food buffs can join a winery tour to sample some of the region’s gourmet delights. Others may prefer to indulge in some serious pampering at a day spa or teeing off from one of the region’s three championship golf courses.

Blue Mountains Just 90 minutes’ drive west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are famous for its one million hectares of World Heritagelisted landscape and grand sandstone plateau, valleys and heathlands.

Hunter Valley

Of course it is also the location of Australia’s most valuable thoroughbreds.

Snowy Mountains The snowy mountains boast the highest ski fields in Australia, all within Kosciuszko National Park, centred on the Snowy Mountains region and crowned by 2,228 metres Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest peak. The summit area of Mt Kosciuszko is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which has 20 species of plants that occur nowhere else in the world. Mountain air doesn’t come any purer than this. Adventure activities, from winter sports to cycling, caving, rafting, kayaking and horse riding – plus bracing mountain walks – make your stay exhilarating. Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, looks down on sub-alpine snowgum woodlands and tall forests of alpine ash and mountain gum.


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North Coast The North Coast, a classic Aussie surf culture, World Heritage listed national parks, hinterland villages, great food and fine wine. From the Central Coast north of Sydney to the Queensland border.

Photography: Nick Rains

An intriguing blend of old and new, the North Coast is where the world’s largest expanse of subtropical rainforest meets mountains forged from ancient volcanoes. A sparkling coastline of endless beaches offers surfing, whalewatching, frolicking dolphins and flocks of seabirds. Inspiring surroundings attract creative personalities – artists, writers and musicians. Colourful local festivals brim with arts and crafts, kites, crystals and local produce.

South Coast

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Take a dip in the pristine waters of Jervis Bay, stroll the old wharf at Tathra and relax in romantic little hideaways. Discover the secrets of Mystery Bay, Disaster Bay, Pigeon House Mountain and Mount Dromedary as you head towards the fabulous Sapphire Coast, the gateway to Eden.

Photography: Tourism NSW

The unspoilt natural beauty of the southern coastline of New South Wales unfolds in a series of bays and coves. Little townships, many with interesting histories, are known for their fine food and wines, and great country markets. Superb local cheeses are a specialty.

Photography: Sharyn Cairns

New South Wales’ south coast boasts more than 30 national parks, marine parks and reserves – plus beach culture and a rich Aboriginal history. From the south of Sydney’s Royal National Park to Eden near the Victorian border.


heritage villages and old world charm and is just a 90 minutes drive south of Sydney.

Enjoy genuine country hospitality in a cosy Bed & Breakfast or a grand country manor. De-stress with a soothing spa treatment, luxuriate in a lavender-scented bath or smell the perfume of spring blossoms in season. You will not be short of things to do when in the Southern Highlands. Follow the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Trail to cellar doors and various food stalls, cafés and farmers’ markets. Go bushwalking in Morton National Park,

Photography: Anson Smart

Good food is on offer throughout the area at country inns and restaurants, farmers’ markets and produce shops packed with local fare.

Discover Berrima, established in 1831, a well preserved Georgian colonial town. Tee off at one of the excellent public or private golf courses. Browse in antique shops packed with furniture, china and estate jewellery.

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It’s easy to relax and unwind among the gentle green hills of the Southern Highlands, where a cool climate and rich soil have produced excellent wines and beautiful, formal gardens.

where the Fitzroy Falls are a highlight.

A European-style spa at Bowral’s grand Milton Park Estate. A Guinness at the Surveyor General in Berrima, Australia’s oldest continually licensed inn. Bowral Tulip Festival held each year in September. The Don cricket memorabilia at the Bradman Museum of Cricket in Bowral. The extensive gallery at the Sturt Craft Centre in Mittagong.


Photography: Newcastle Tourism Photography: Tony Yeates

Photography: Tony Yeates

Dining In Sydney A Taste Of Sydney As one of the world’s most multicultural cities, Sydney has dining experiences that span the globe. A strong Asian influence, perfect seafood and a laidback lifestyle give the city’s food and wine culture a flavour all its own. A smattering of Italian-flavoured neighbourhoods offer the full range of regional delicacies. Sydney offers fans of good food and wine an unforgettable and unique experience. The cultural diversity brought by the city’s recent Vietnamese, Thai and Middle Eastern residents is enviable. The city’s Cantonese and Mediterranean roots are deep, sturdy, 72

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and reflected by flourishing communities with unique cultural identities.

Food And Wine Classes It’s not everyday you can get insider cooking tips from an expert. Take advantage of short classes around Sydney open to everyone and you’ll be sure to wow your friends at the next dinner party – or just have fun. Seafood • Sydney Seafood School One of Australia’s leading cooking schools has guest appearances by some of the city’s most lauded chefs. Roll up your sleeves after a demonstration and recreate the dish of the day

French Cuisine • French Gourmet Academy, Balmoral Uncover the secret to the perfect macaroon and basic recipes from shortcrust pastry to sauces in the finest traditions of French cuisine. Italian Fare • Cucina Italiana, in Annandale, emphasises home-style Italian cooking. Learn how to knead dough and season sauces before sitting down to an Italian feast. • Council of Italian Restaurants in Australia Cooking Classes (CIRA) are hosted by chefs from some of Sydney’s best Italian restaurants.


Classes are either hands-on or demonstration-only in Annandale. Fratelli Fresh Chefs from Fratelli’s Café Sopra in Waterloo use fresh ingredients to help you create simple Italian dishes.

Greek Delights • Greekalicious Learn about secret ingredients used in traditional and modern Greek cookery, the culture and history behind each dish. Contemporary Australian • Talk Eat Drink is a regular series of food events including master classes, held at Simon Johnson’s fine food shop in Pyrmont. • Accoutrement, Mosman - Some of Sydney’s best chefs showcase their unique styles in a program of classes and demonstrations. Coffee & Chocolate • Toby’s Estate Coffee School in Woolloomooloo is the best place to learn the difference between

Rainforest Alliance and organic coffee beans. Get a group of friends together to learn how to make great coffee – or, alternatively, try the tea tasting class. Lindt Café in Martin Place has monthly chocolate appreciation classes that explore everything to do with chocolate, finishing off with plenty of sampling.

Gourmet Safari • Gourmet Safari leads intrepid foodies on walking tours around Sydney suburbs where the focus is on food, meeting chefs and local suppliers. Wine Odyssey Australia • Wine Odyssey Australia Sample the best Australian wines from the best independent winemakers, with matching food using fresh, local, organic produce. Book in for a short wine course at this stylish Rocks venue.

Dining with a View • Many of Sydney’s top restaurants provide diners with breath-taking vistas of the famous harbour city. For the most spectular views head to Circular Quay, Milson’s Point or Watson’s Bay. Off the Tourist Track • The Finger Wharf at Cowper Street Woolloomloo is home to the crèmedel-a-crème of Australian dining. The seamlessly restored finger wharf houses luxury apartments, a five-star hotel, numerous restaurants and a stunning view of the city skyline. • For a mouth-watering Asian experience try China Doll - Winner of the 2009 Restaurant & Catering Association Award for Best Asian Restaurant in Australia.

Images and text courtesy of Sydney.com

With its spectacular vista of the city skyline, China Doll elegantly resides at Sydney’s historic Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo. This stylishly sleek, award-winning, Iain Hallidaydesigned beauty offers a balanced menu of generously portioned, modern Asian dishes from the talents of Chef Frank Shek. 2009 Winner of Restaurant & Catering Association Award for Best Asian Restaurant in Australia

Shop 4, 6 Cowper Wharf Road Woolloomooloo NSW AUSTRALIA 2011 T: +61 2 9380 6744 | F: +61 2 9380 6755 | E: mail@chinadoll.com.au

www.chinadoll.com.au Open for lunch and dinner


RacingREWARDS is coming


The program you have been waiting for! Racing NSW is bringing to you a program that rewards you for your participation in the NSW Horse Racing industry. This exciting new program is called Racing REWARDS.

This is just a short list of the wide variety of benefits that Racing Rewards will be able to offer you.

The best thing is that anyone can become a member and it is Free!!

Racing REWARDS will reward you with the following benefits: • The ability to earn and redeem points at a wide range of Horse Racing partners as well as Non-Horse Racing partners. • Access to inside information including tips and tools to punt better. • Staying up to date with all the latest racing events. • Access to money can’t buy experiences. • Industry guides and education.

Racing REWARDS will be coming to you in early 2010, so keep an eye out for more information on this fantastic new program. To stay up to date with Racing REWARDS and the latest news on this program, visit www.racingnsw.com.au

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Al Maher...................................................12

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keep the faith...........................................1

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anabaa (USA)............................................11

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kitten’s joy (USA).....................................1

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Aussie Rules (USA)..................................1

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lonhro......................................................16

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Awesome Again (can)..............................1

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lucky owners (NZ)..................................1

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barely a moment......................................1

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magic albert.............................................1

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bel esprit...................................................4

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montjeu (IRE).............................................1

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benicio.........................................................1

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more than ready (USA)........................34

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bradbury’s luck......................................1

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mossman.....................................................2

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canny lad...................................................4

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nadeem......................................................23

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charge forward.....................................4

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oasis dream (GB)......................................1

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choisir.......................................................15

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Oratorio (IRE)...........................................1

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commands................................................14

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O’Reilly (NZ)................................................8

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dane shadow............................................3

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Pendragon (NZ)........................................2

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danewin.......................................................1

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Pentire (GB)...............................................1

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dansili (GB).................................................1

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Pins.............................................................17

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danzero......................................................9

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Rahy (USA)...................................................1

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darci brahma (NZ)....................................5

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Redoute’s Choice..................................56

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dehere (USA)............................................16

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Reset............................................................2

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Distorted Humor (USA).........................2

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Rock of Gibraltar (IRE).......................34

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don eduardo (NZ)....................................1

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Royal Academy (USA)..............................2

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dubai destination (USA).........................1

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Savabeel.....................................................6

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Dynaformer (USA)...................................2

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Secret Savings (USA).............................2

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Elusive Quality (USA)...........................16

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Show a Heart............................................2

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Elvstroem..................................................5

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Singspiel (IRE)...........................................2

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Encosta de Lago....................................62

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Smarty Jones (USA).................................1

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exceed and excel..................................37

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Snippetson................................................1

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excites........................................................2

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Snitzel.........................................................9

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fast ‘N’ Famous.........................................4

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Starcraft (NZ)........................................12

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fastnet Rock..........................................49

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Strada.........................................................2

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flying spur..............................................55

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Stratum......................................................8

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fusaichi pegasus (USA)........................13

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Stravinsky (USA)......................................5

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galileo (IRE)...............................................2

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Tale of the Cat (USA)..............................2

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general Nediym.......................................7

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Testa Rossa...............................................8

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god’s own..................................................2

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Thorn Park................................................1

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holy roman emperor (IRE).................12

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Volksraad (GB).........................................1

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hussonet (USA).......................................18

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Zabeel (NZ)................................................13

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Al Maher By Danehill (USA)

AL MAHER (AUS) (Bay 2001-Stud 2005). 5 wins-2 at 2, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of SW Majestic Music (VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2), Speedy Natalie, SP Bint Maher, Motown Lady and of Salinas, All Legal, Devils Force, Feerique, Getaway Plan, Yule Luvit, Antarah, Favours Traded, Jungwon Jepae, Al Chicago, Cosmocrat, Dance With Her, Kornati, Mahezalon, Mahmentum, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.

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Anabaa (USA) By Danzig (USA)

ANABAA (USA) (Bay 1992-Stud 1997). 8 wins to 1m, Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1. Champion French Sire of 2YOs twice. Sire of 861 rnrs, 595 wnrs, 69 SW, inc. Goldikova (Breeders' Cup Mile S., Gr.1), Anabaa Blue, Headturner, Yell, Virage de Fortune, Precision, Imananabaa, Amonita, Le Drakkar, Rouvres, Teranaba, Martillo, Court, French Bid, Stokehouse, Loup Breton, Danabaa, Ana Marie, Arazan, Avenue, Marshall, Taikun, Hapsburg, Dalna, etc.

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Avenue

Aussie Rules (USA) By Danehill (USA)

AUSSIE RULES (USA) (Grey 2003-Stud in Ire. 2007, Aust. 2007). 4 wins2 at 2-from 6f to 1m, Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1, Keeneland Turf Mile S., Gr.1, Newmarket Somerville S., Gr.3, 2d Curragh Round Tower S., Gr.3, 4th Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1, Goodwood Sussex S., Gr.1, Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Approach (Newbury Ballymacoll Stud S., L). His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are yearlings.

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Barely A Moment By Gilded Time (USA)

Aussie Rules

Awesome Again (CAN) By Deputy Minister (CAN) BARELY A MOMENT (AUS) (Bay or Brown 2001-Stud 2006). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$1,295,250, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, MRC Dubai Racing Club Invitation S., Gr.1, Toorak H., Gr.1, 2d VRC Salinger S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, VRC Ascot Vale S., Gr.2, SAJC Breeders' S., Gr.2, MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2. Sire of Whipthebrewer and of the placegetters Happy Valleez, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.

AWESOME AGAIN (CAN) (Bay 1994-Stud 1999). 9 wins from 1m to 1¼m, US$4,374,590, Breeders' Cup Classic S., Gr.1. Sire of 362 rnrs, 267 wnrs, 34 SW, inc. Ginger Punch (Breeders' Cup Distaff S., Gr.1), Ghostzapper, Round Pond, Wilko, Toccet, Spun Sugar, Sugar Shake, Dubai Escapade, Daaher, Awesome Gem, Springside, Anew, Hotstufanthensome, Personal Legend, Everyday Heroes, Awesome Chic, Temporary Saint, Pink Champagne, etc.

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Bel Esprit By Royal Academy (USA)

BEL ESPRIT (AUS) (Bay 1999-Stud 2003). 8 wins-5 at 2, BTC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1. Sire of 213 rnrs, 126 wnrs, inc. SW Bel Mer (SAJC Robert Sangster S., Gr.1), Black Caviar, Gabbidon, Vivacious Spirit, Mooring, Belcentra, SP Tollesprit, Blue Sky, Royal Esprit and of Genuine Stunner, La Vie Esprit, Music in the Park, True Persuasion, Babieca Noire, Bel Shoes, Beltrois, Silver Bullion, Tassology, Esprit de Roses, Snip Esprit, etc.

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Bradbury’s Luck

By More Than Ready (USA)

By Redoute’s Choice

BENICIO (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2006). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 2500m, A$978,250, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, MVRC Godings Kubota H., 2d VRC Anzac Day S., L, 3d MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2. Out of SW Mannington (VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3), a half-sister to SW Bollinger and SW Sheraton. Grandson of SW Bint Marscay (STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), a half-sister to SW Filante (AJC Epsom H., Gr.1). His oldest progeny are 2YOs.

BRADBURY'S LUCK (AUS) (Grey 2002-Stud 2006). 2 wins at 2, A$630,073, AJC Canonbury S., L, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic (R), L, 3d MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3. Half-brother to SW Murtajill (AJC Skyline S., Gr.3, 2d AJC All Aged S., Gr.1), SW Sunset Run (AJC June S., L), SP Dubai Ice, SP Tordean and SP Skates. Out of SW Skating (AJC Doncaster H., Gr.1). Sire of Ringa Ringa Rosie. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.

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Canny Lad By Bletchingly

CANNY LAD (AUS) (Brown 1987-Stud 1991). 8 wins-6 at 2, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1. Sire of 905 rnrs, 609 wnrs, 45 SW, inc. He's No Pie Eater (AJC Chipping Norton S., Gr.1), Calveen, Accomplice, Dodge, Republic Lass, Cannsea, Preserve, Ancient Song, Allez Suez, Planchet, Hire, Canny Jack, Prisoner of Love, Prairie, Seika, Sharks Bay, Fantasia, Gallopini, Helm, Whistle Up, All Black Gold, Play Around, Peat Bog, Luther, Donar, etc.

Charge Forward By Red Ransom (USA)

CHARGE FORWARD (AUS) (Bay 2001-Stud 2005). 4 wins-2 at 2, AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1. Sire of SW Headway (VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1), SP Carlton Forward and of Savoia, Every Man's Dream, Prerequisite, Capacitor, Classic Rush, Hidden Charges, Forward Miss, Gaston, Simply Put, Vilmart and of the placegetters Hampsta, Ambitious Bride, Colourado, Divine Angel, Engulf, Global Champ, Koblenz, Libbyelle, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.

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Choisir By Danehill Dancer (IRE)

CHOISIR (AUS) (Chestnut 1999-Stud 2003). 7 wins-3 at 2, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Sire of 454 rnrs, 261 wnrs, 22 SW, inc. Starspangledbanner (MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1), Hurried Choice, Dreamscape, Stimulation, Champagne Harmony, Gold Water, Incumbent, Lady Springbank, Sir Parky, Kasabian, Fat Boy, Battlefield, Porto Marmay, Choistar, Choose Me, Horizons, Kid Choisir, Choose Your Moment - Prime Champion (H.K.), Messenger, etc.

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Commands By Danehill (USA)

COMMANDS (AUS) (Bay 1996-Stud 2000). 4 wins-3 at 2, STC Missile S., Gr.3. Sire of 515 rnrs, 353 wnrs, 26 SW, inc. Undue (BTC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1), Purple, Paratroopers, Russeting, El Cambio, Court Command, First Command, Marching, Friday Creek, War of the Worlds Royal Delight (H.K.), Rarefied, Commanding Hope, Posadas, Imprisoned, Voice Commander, Calchris, Keen Commander, Dorf Command, Cosmic Commander, etc.

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Shellscrape

Dane Shadow By Danehill (USA)

DANE SHADOW (AUS) (Bay 2001-Stud 2005). Winner at 1400m, A$231,500, NSW Tatt's RC Ming Dynasty H., Gr.3. Sire of 40 rnrs, 14 wnrs, inc. SW Shellscrape (AJC Roman Consul S., Gr.2), SP Hurtle Myrtle, Shadow Assassin and of Hewentwhoosh, Shadow Buster, Shadow Miss, Shadows 'n' Stars, Vain Shadow, Cabarita Point, Coroner, Guangzhou Star, Ihwasan, Patapinda, Shadow Minister, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.

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Dansili (GB)

By Danehill (USA)

By Danehill (USA)

DANEWIN (AUS) (Bay 1991-Stud 1996). 13 wins-3 at 2, BATC Doomben Cup, Gr.1. Sire of 278 rnrs, 193 wnrs, 24 SW, inc. Theseo (AJC Epsom H., Gr.1), County Tyrone, Elegant Fashion, Toulouse Lautrec, Excites, Vitesse Dane, Mitanni, Kootoomootoo, Haste Ye Back, Fair Trade, Currigee, Fire in the Night, Classy Dane, Dane Belltar, Salgado, Any Humour, Hadaaf, Lightofprosperity - Power for Glory (Mal.), Wicklow Hills, etc.

DANSILI (GB) (Bay 1996-Stud GB 2001). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, SaintCloud Prix du Muguet, Gr.2. Sire of 403 rnrs, 268 wnrs, 37 SW, inc. Rail Link (Longchamp Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1), Passage of Time, Zambezi Sun, Price Tag, Delegator, Diamond Diva, Strategic Prince, Father Time, Shaweel, Trick of Light, Famous Name, Proviso, Grecian Dancer, Illustrious Blue, Silver Touch, Harbinger, Glowing, Sense of Joy, Thousand Words, Early March, etc.

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Danzero By Danehill (USA)

DANZERO (AUS) (Bay 1991-Stud 1995). 4 wins-3 at 2, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire of 2YOs, 2003-04. Sire of 749 rnrs, 454 wnrs, 34 SW, inc. Niconero (VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1), Dance Hero, Fairway, Danglissa, Jymcarew, Danni Martine, Masked Assassin, Soar, Sanziro, Sharp, Hoystar, Permaiscuous, Dantana, Kaphero, Shanzero, Happy Zero, Danzippo, Count to Zero, Savute, Hinting, All Courage, Pinezero, Danny Blue, etc.

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Darci Brahma (NZ) By Danehill (USA)

Extra Zero

DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) (Bay 2002-Stud 2007). Head of The 2004-05 2YO & 2005-06 3YO NZ Free Hs. 10 wins-4 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, WRC Telegraph H., Gr.1, Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1, QTC TJ Smith Classic, Gr.1, Otaki Maori RC WFA S., Gr.1, Wellington Guineas, Gr.2, 2d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1. Halfbrother to SP Saperavi. His oldest progeny are yearlings.

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Dehere (USA) By Vice Regent (CAN)

DEHERE (USA) (Bay 1991-Stud 1995). 6 wins, Belmont Champagne S., Gr.1. Champion Sire of 2YOs in Aust. & NZ. Sire of 929 rnrs, 690 wnrs, 62 SW, inc. Belle du Jour (STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), Take Charge Lady, Defier, Bollinger, Natural Blitz, Graeme Hall, Belle of Perintown, Soto, Ain't Here, Lady Dehere, Red Hannigan, Finality, Here de Angels, Puxa Saco, Keiai Guard, Galapagos Girl, Decelerator, Western Dancer, Able Choice, etc.

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Distorted Humor (USA) By Forty Niner (USA)

Don Eduardo (NZ) By Zabeel (NZ) DISTORTED HUMOR (USA) (Chestnut 1993-Stud 1999). 8 wins, Churchill Downs H., Gr.2. Sire of 628 rnrs, 487 wnrs, 76 SW, inc. Funny Cide (Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1), Commentator, Hystericalady, Any Given Saturday, Flower Alley, Awesome Humor, Bit of Whimsy, Rinky Dink, Fourty Niners Son, Like it Is, Regal Ransom, Justenuffhumor, Cowtown Cat, Gaudeamus, It's No Joke, Distorted Halo Hello Pretty (H.K.), etc.

DON EDUARDO (NZ) (Bay 1998-Stud 2003). 5 wins, Australian Derby, Gr.1. Sire of 106 rnrs, 45 wnrs, inc. SW Divine Rebel (AJC Chairman's H., Gr.2), Swift Alliance, All in Black, Vickezzchardonnay, Moti, SP Dashing Donna, Il Divo - Royal Pegasus (H.K.), Miss Bindi, Lara's Glitter, Booming and of Silver Blaze, Autumn Ember, Devilish Intent, Don Julio - Flying Jaguar (Mac.), Mrs Gordon, Cadonna, Don Dixit, Falah, Latif, Reposado, Diplomatic, Ditas, etc.

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Dynaformer (USA) By Roberto (USA)

Moti

Dubai Destination (USA) By Kingmambo (USA) DYNAFORMER (USA) (Brown 1985-Stud 1990). 7 wins-1 at 2, US$671,207, Jersey Derby, Gr.2. Second on the USA Sire List in 2001. Sire of 896 rnrs, 654 wnrs, 94 SW, inc. Barbaro (Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1), Rainbow View, Lucarno, Riskaverse, Starrer, Critical Eye, Wiener Walzer, Dynaforce, Perfect Drift, Film Maker, Sand Springs, Gozzip Girl, Purim, Vergennes, Collect the Cash, Mystery Giver, Baptize, Dark Hours, Americain, Michita, etc.

DUBAI DESTINATION (USA) (Bay 1999-Stud 2004). 4 wins-2 at 2, Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1. Sire of 352 rnrs, 174 wnrs, inc. SW Ibn Khaldun (Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1), Rosa del Dubai, Ahla Wasahl, Dubai Rose, Maid for Music, Parthenon, Meeriss, SP Firebet, Dubai Time - Yue Lu Treasure (H.K.), Dubai to Sydney, Lancetto, All Annalena, Eytarna, Bastakiya, Bold Choice, Dubai Princess, Ghimaar, Taqdeyr and of Destination Place, etc.

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Elusive Quality (USA) By Gone West (USA)

ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA) (Bay 1993-Stud 1999). 9 wins to 8¼f, Belmont Jaipur H., Gr.3. Champion USA Sire, 2004. Sire of 671 rnrs, 463 wnrs, 52 SW, inc. Smarty Jones (Kentucky Derby, Gr.1), Raven's Pass, Maryfield, Elusive City, Quality Road, Camarilla, Royale Michele, Girl Warrior, True Quality, Elusive Diva, Elusive Pimpernel, Elusive Bluff, Evasive, Elusive Warning, Elusive Jazz, Chimichurri, Omega Code, Gimmeawink, Elusive Horizon, etc.

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Elvstroem By Danehill (USA)

ELVSTROEM (AUS) (Bay 2000-Stud 2005). 10 wins-1 at 2, Victoria Derby, Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Haradasun. Sire of SW Carrara (MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2), Viking Legend, SP Viking Hero and of Sealynx, Dorsoduro, Meddler, Viva Las, Don Jose, Crossley, Gruenfeld, Iquit, London Ink, Viking Hero and of the placegetters Bold Dazzler, Elvamore, Elviine, Fauve, Hardbreak Hotel, Magstroem, Rising Ruler, Roman Eye, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.

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Carrara

Encosta de Lago By Fairy King (IRE)

ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) (Bay 1993-Stud 1997). 3 wins, VATC VicHealth Cup, Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire twice. Sire of 870 rnrs, 578 wnrs, 62 SW, inc. Princess Coup (Hawke's Bay Kelt Capital S., Gr.1), Sirmione, Racing to Win, Alinghi, Lashed, Sacred Kingdom, Mnemosyne, Titanic Jack, Road to Rock, Newport, Delago Brom, Manhattan Rain, Northern Meteor, Apercu, Shadoways, Douro Valley, Miss Marielle, Merlene de Lago, Delzao, etc.

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Exceed And Excel By Danehill (USA)

EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) (Bay 2000-Stud 2004). 7 wins-2 at 2, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1. Sire of 332 rnrs, 165 wnrs, 20 SW, inc. Reward for Effort (MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1), Wilander, Infamous Angel, Mrs Kipling, Exceedingly Good, Sugar Babe, Believe'n'succeed, Very Discreet, Nideeb, Piccadilly Filly, Shamandar, Baby Corn, Exceedingly French, Exceptional Art, Flashmans Papers, Mrs Kipling, Noesis, Spin Cycle, Excelltastic, Outdo, etc.

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EXCITES

Excites By Danewin

EXCITES (AUS) (Bay 2003-Stud 2007). Winner at 2, A$528,050, AJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, 2d MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, AJC TL Baillieu H., L, 3d MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2, VRC Concept Sports Poseidon S., L, 4th STC Premiere S., Gr.2. Out of SW Staging (AJC Light Fingers S., Gr.2), a sister to SW Dashing Image (GCTC Goldmarket H., L), a half-sister to SP Special Effects. Related to SW Always Welcome etc. His oldest progeny are yearlings.

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Fast ’N’ Famous By Redoute’s Choice

FAST 'N' FAMOUS (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2007). 6 wins to 1200m, A$447,300, VRC Gilgai S., Gr.3, STC Starlight S., L, Smithfield RSL Club H., 2d AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, 4th AJC All-Aged S., Gr.1, BTC Cup, Gr.1, Illawarra 2YO Classic, L. Out of SW Zalinda, a three-quarter-sister to SW Altrista, a half-sister to SW Alinsky and SW Capestad. Grandson of SW Alynda (ARC Railway H., Gr.1). His oldest progeny are yearlings.

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FASTNET ROCK

Fastnet Rock By Danehill (USA)

FASTNET ROCK (AUS) (Bay 2001-Stud 2005). 6 wins to 1200m, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Sire of 89 rnrs, 35 wnrs, inc. SW Irish Lights (MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1), Lovemelikearock, Wanted, Gybe, Stryker, SP Eclair Fastpass, New Day Rising, Dino Mak, Lagerphone, Zikmann, Ebony Rock, Fast Talker, Miss O'Brien, Rockadubai and of Jolie Brise, Opportunistic, Rothesay, Sleek Anitra, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.

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Flying Spur By Danehill (USA)

FLYING SPUR (AUS) (Bay 1992-Stud 1996). 6 wins-3 at 2, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire, 2006-07. Sire of 955 rnrs, 627 wnrs, 70 SW, inc. Forensics (STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), Mentality, San Luis, Inspiration, Juanmo, Volata - Firebolt (H.K.), Casino Prince, Sleek Chassis, Magnus, Dealer Principal, All Time High, Flying Babe, Jet Spur, Wager, Blur, Steenberg, Ponton Flyer, Spurn, Krupt, Montana Flyer, Shaft, Astrodame, etc.

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Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) By Mr Prospector (USA)

FUSAICHI PEGASUS (USA) (Bay 1997-Stud 2001). 6 wins, Kentucky Derby, Gr.1. Sire of 831 rnrs, 507 wnrs, 40 SW, inc. Haradasun (STC George Ryder S., Gr.1), Roman Ruler, Floral Pegasus, Bandini, Cats Whisker, Tipungwuti, Flying Pegasus, Just Dancing, Yuro, Race for the Stars, Andromeda's Hero, Fifty Oner, Ravel, Pure Joy, Zizou, Dr Green, Budge Man, Galvan, Saki to Me, Fancy Fusaichi, Si Foo, Bonaichi, Enemy of Average, Fun in Flight, etc.

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Galileo (IRE)

General Nediym

By Sadler’s Wells (USA)

By Nediym (IRE)

GALILEO (IRE) (Bay 1998-Stud 2002). 6 wins-1 at 2, The Derby, Gr.1. Champion GB/Ire. Sire, 2008. Sire of 672 rnrs, 397 wnrs, 61 SW, inc. New Approach (The Derby, Gr.1), Soldier of Fortune, Red Rocks, Teofilo, Sixties Icon, Allegretto, Cima de Triomphe, Lush Lashes, Alandi, Rip Van Winkle, Sousa, Nightime, Vendangeur, Gallant Tess, Cape Blanco, Incanto Dream, Kite Wood, Cuis Ghaire, Dress Rehearsal, Galatee, Heliostatic, Cabaret, etc.

GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS) (Chestnut 1994-Stud 1999). 13 wins-5 at 2, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1. Sire of 505 rnrs, 336 wnrs, 25 SW, inc. Regimental Gal (VRC Lightning S., Gr.1), Sidereus, Ambitious General, Ra Sun, Nediym's Glow, Electric General, General's Dynasty, Gallieni, Paprika, Taameer, I Got Chills, Snip Attack - Manson (Mac.), Big River, Sweet Cheeks, Pergram, Delta Girl, Kert, Siennas Fury, Isurava, Nediyms Dream, Victory Chant, etc.

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God’s Own

Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)

by Redoute’s Choice

by Danehill (USA)

GOD'S OWN (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2006). Joint Head of The 2005-06 Australasian 3YO Classification. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m, A$999,500, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, AJC Ladies Auxilary H., 2d VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, MRC Schweppervescence Cup, Gr.3, Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, 4th STC Golden Rose S., L. Out of a three-quarter-sister to SW Saintly (1997 Australian Horse of the Year). His oldest progeny are 2YOs.

HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) (Bay 2004-Stud in Ire. 2007, Aust. 2007). Champion 2YO colt in France in 2006. 4 wins at 2, £450,356, Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Grand Criterium, Gr.1, Curragh Railway S., Gr.2, 2d Curragh National S., Gr.1, Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1. Brother to SW Milanova (SAJC Tokyo City Cup, Gr.3). Half-brother to SW Big Viking. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are yearlings.

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Eagle Falls

Hussonet (USA) By Mr Prospector (USA)

HUSSONET (USA) (Chestnut 1991-Stud 1994). 2 wins at 2, 3d Aqueduct Count Fleet S., L. Champion Aust. Sire (AEI), 2007-08. Sire of 573 rnrs, 452 wnrs, 68 SW, inc. Weekend Hussler (MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1), Wild Spirit, Printemps, Trotamondo, Husson, Penamacor, Host, Desert Fight, National Park, Lhiz, El Cumbres, Franbulo, Mail Coach, La Chiflota, Domaine, Hush Money, Mar de Kara, River Cafe, Marzuk, Pecoiquen, Reaan, etc.

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Miss Darcey

Kitten’s Joy (USA) By El Prado (IRE)

Keep The Faith By Sunday Silence (USA) KITTEN'S JOY (USA) (Chestnut 2001-Stud 2006). 9 wins-2 at 2, Arlington Secretariat S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Precious Kitten. Sire of 35 rnrs, 16 wnrs, inc. SW Sweet Kitten (Camarero Clasico Eduardo Cautino Insua, L), Lisa's Kitten, William's Kitten, Dean's Kitten, Kera's Kitten, SP Becky's Kitten, Maddie's Odyssey, Shrimp Dancer and of Foot Fault, Jill's Kitten, Kid Canuck, Looks Purrrfect, Quiet Class, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.

KEEP THE FAITH (AUS) (Brown 2000-Stud 2006). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, US$63,600, A$115,020, MRC Schweppervescence Cup, L, SAJC KPMG Tax Consulting 2YO P., El Moxie at Emirates Park H., You and I at Magic Millions H., 3d Belmont Kelso H., Gr.2, MRC Vain S., L, 4th STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Pistols (AJC TL Baillieu H., L, 3d AJC Skyline S., Gr.3). His oldest progeny are 2YOs.

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Lonhro By Octagonal (NZ)

LONHRO (AUS) (Brown 1998-Stud 2004). 26 wins-2 at 2, VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1. Sire of 149 rnrs, 80 wnrs, inc. SW Denman (STC Golden Rose S., Gr.1), O'Lonhro, Deer Valley, Demerit, Black Minx, Custard, Minnesota Shark, Beaded, SP Heraklion, Offhanded, Trim, Judge Me Not, Santangelo, Shadrach, Fly Higher, Segolene, Serenissima, Euphemism, Merimbula, Purdey and of Country Club, Dissolved, Rain in Africa, Skytrain, etc.

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Demerit

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Lucky Owners (NZ) By Danehill (USA)

LUCKY OWNERS (NZ) (Bay 1999-Stud 2004). 8 wins, Hong Kong Mile, Gr.1. Champion NZ Sire of 2YOs, 2008-09. Sire of SW The Heckler (Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1), SP Lucky Thunder, Lucky Superstar, Lucky Kentucky and of Loaded Owners, One Lucky Lady, Soho Secret, The Hombre, Che Cosa, Double Reward - Lucky Prince (H.K.), Lucky Omens, Owners Rule, Bacco, Lucky Breeders, Thwarted, Halam Bankes, Banna Boirche, Flouncing, etc.

Trim

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Magic Albert

Montjeu (IRE)

By Zeditave

By Sadler’s Wells (USA)

MAGIC ALBERT (AUS) (Chestnut 1998-Stud 2002). 7 wins-4 at 2, STC Peter Pan S., Gr.2. Sire of 208 rnrs, 127 wnrs, inc. SW Magic Cape (New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1), Something Anything, Za Magic, Marchinski - Vital Flyer (H.K.), Al be Nimble, Alberto, SP General Albert, Magic Jet, Plain Magic, Albert the Fat, Greenmount Belle, Princess Joy, Hotel Casino, Maritess and of Admirable, Lieserl, Mistry, Petulie, Alberts Return, Renmin Road, etc.

MONTJEU (IRE) (Bay 1996-Stud 2001). 11 wins-2 at 2, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1. Champion French Sire (& by AEI), 2005. Sire of 796 rnrs, 466 wnrs, 73 SW, inc. Hurricane Run (Irish Derby, Gr.1), Authorized, Fame and Glory, Motivator, Nom du Jeu, Frozen Fire, Roman Emperor, Scorpion, Montare, Jukebox Jury, St Nicholas Abbey, Montmartre, Corre Caminos, Jan Vermeer, (Lord) Tavistock, Speed Gifted, Sharvasti, Honolulu, Papal Bull, etc.

Something Anything

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More Than Ready (USA) By Southern Halo (USA)

MORE THAN READY (USA) (Bay 1997-Stud 2001). 7 wins-5 at 2, Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.1. Champion Aust. 2YO Sire twice. Sire of 804 rnrs, 548 wnrs, 63 SW, inc. Sebring (STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), Phelan Ready, Benicio, More Joyous, Perfectly Ready, Carry on Cutie, Ready's Gal, Ready's Image, Olonana, Ready to Please, Fritz's Princess, Ready to Lift, Augusta Proud, La Chunga, Colour, Custom for Carlos, Mary's Follies, etc.

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NADEEM

Mossman

Nadeem

By Success Express (USA)

By Redoute’s Choice

MOSSMAN (AUS) (Bay 1995-Stud 2000). 4 wins-2 at 2, QTC Classic H., Gr.1. Sire of 178 rnrs, 109 wnrs, inc. SW Our Sweet Moss (AJC Silver Shadow S., Gr.2), Segments, Pure Energy, Love Conquers All, Mosstang, SP Moisture, Our Mosstique, Tee Emar, Umanugget, Annbari, Mafia Miss and of Agister, Stirling Grove, Neeson, Drovetti, My Man Murphy, Prince Braeman, Partygoer, Ulladulla, Mosso, Noodle Night, Encierro, etc.

NADEEM (AUS) (Bay 2003-Stud 2007). Joint top colt on The 2005-06 Australasian 2YO Classification. 2 wins at 2, A$747,500, MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3, 4th VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L. Half-brother to SW Billion Win (HKJC Stewards' Cup, HK-1). Halfbrother to the dam of SW Marju Snip (SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1). Out of SW Candide (New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1). His oldest progeny are yearlings.

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Oasis Dream (GB) By Green Desert (USA)

OASIS DREAM (GB) (Bay 2000-Stud 2004). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 6f, Newmarket Middle Park S., Gr.1. Sire of 257 rnrs, 151 wnrs, 26 SW, inc. Aqlaam (Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1), Arcano, Midday, Naaqoos, Misheer, Sri Putra, Showcasing, Monitor Closely, Tuscan Evening, Captain Gerrard, Querari, Lady Jane Digby, Visit, Main Aim, Starlit Sands, Young Pretender, Alta Fedelta, Field of Dream, Frozen Power, Dreamt, Sugar Free, Eastern Romance, etc.

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O’Reilly (NZ) By Last Tycoon (IRE)

Oratorio (IRE) By Danehill (USA) O'REILLY (NZ) (Brown 1993-Stud 1997). 4 wins, Levin RC Bayer Classic S., Gr.1. Champion NZ Sire (& by ANZ figures combined), 2007-08. Sire of 539 rnrs, 380 wnrs, 44 SW, inc. Alamosa (ARC Diamond S., Gr.1), The Jewel, Final Destination, Maco'reilly, Guyno, Swick, Master O'Reilly, Irlanda, Kerry O'Reilly, Unique Jewellery, Vigor, Rare Insight, O'Reilly Rose, Seven Schillings, Betwixt, Kildare, Blimey O'reilly - Upside of Anger (H.K.), etc.

ORATORIO (IRE) (Bay 2002-Stud in Ire. 2006, Aust. 2006). 6 wins-4 at 2, Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1. Sire of SW Beethoven (Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1), Big Audio, SP Fencing Master, Miracle Match and of Mabura, Soul Heaven, Blue Angel, Aerodynamic, Audrinna, Borghese Gallery, Princess Zahra, Wealdmore Wave and of the placegetters Alamanda, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 2YOs and inc the placegetters Baton Twirler, etc.

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Pendragon (NZ)

Pentire (GB)

By Elnadim (USA)

By Be My Guest (USA)

PENDRAGON (NZ) (Bay 2002-Stud 2007). 2 wins at 1800m, 2000m, A$530,700, STC Gloaming S., Gr.3, MRC Norman Robinson S., Gr.3, 2d AJC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, Illawarra 2YO Classic, L, 3d STC Golden Rose S., L, 4th Victoria Derby, Gr.1. Out of SW Alacrity (New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1), a half-sister to SW The Bullfighter and SW Sympose. Grandson of a half-sister to SW Top Avenger, SW Deal, etc. His oldest progeny are yearlings.

PENTIRE (GB) (Bay 1992-Stud 1997). 8 wins, Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S., Gr.1. Champion NZ Sire (AEI), 2005-06. Sire of 642 rnrs, 407 wnrs, 26 SW, inc. Xcellent (New Zealand Derby, Gr.1), (King) Mufhasa, Zarita, Pantani, Art Success, Recurring, Pentane, Penny Gem, Markus Maximus, Pentathon, Pentastic, Craft Work, Zanna, Rangirangdoo, Tinseltown, Meiner Amundsen, Meiner Dupre, One More Chatter, etc.

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Pins By Snippets

PINS (AUS) (Bay 1996-Stud 2000). 7 wins-1 at 2, VRC Cadbury Guineas, Gr.1. Champion NZ Sire (AEI), 2006-07. Sire of 392 rnrs, 251 wnrs, 30 SW, inc. El Segundo (MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1), Legs, Porotene Gem, Econsul, Gallopin, Megapins, Pinsoir, Run Like the Wind, Viennetta, Crepe de Chine, Katie Lee, Stickpin, Flight Point, Pins 'n' Needles, Breezy, Rhysess, Rosetti Bay, Waikato, Red Glory, Glam Slam, Keano, Raid, Bella Valentina, etc.

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Rahy (USA) By Blushing Groom (FR)

Keano

RAHY (USA) (Chestnut 1985-Stud 1990). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, Hollywood Bel Air H., Gr.2. Champion GB/Ire. Sire (AEI), 2001. Sire of 812 rnrs, 576 wnrs, 83 SW, inc. Fantastic Light (Breeders' Cup Turf S., Gr.1), Serena's Song, Dreaming of Anna, Exotic Wood, Tates Creek, Tranquility Lake, Noverre, Designed for Luck, Rio de la Plata, Dancing Forever, Shining Energy, Early Pioneer, Allow, Mariah's Storm, Hawksley Hill, T. D. Vance, etc.

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Redoute’s Choice By Danehill (USA)

REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) (Bay 1996-Stud 2000). 5 wins-2 at 2, MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire (AEI) 3 times. Sire of 497 rnrs, 363 wnrs, 56 SW, inc. Miss Finland (STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), Redoute's Dancer, Stratum, Samantha Miss, Fashions Afield, Nadeem, Musir, God's Own, Lotteria, Gallica, Snitzel, Anamato, Allez Wonder, Cheeky Choice, Empires Choice, Undoubtedly, Doubting, Tickets, Bishops Rock, Melito, etc.

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Melito

Tickets

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Drumbeats

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Allez Wonder

Musir

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Gallica

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Stratum

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Samantha Miss

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Reset

Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)

By Zabeel (NZ)

By Danehill (USA)

RESET (AUS) (Bay 2000-Stud 2004). 5 wins, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of 185 rnrs, 74 wnrs, inc. SW Rebel Raider (Victoria Derby, Gr.1), Saxford, Likefatherlikeson, Moulin Lady, SP Set for Fame, Cassini, Musigny, Wave Aside, Well Rounded and of Hunterview, Morning Swim, Sherman McCoy, Avienus, Big Col, Resume, Apollo's Pride, Cornelia Marie, Frozone, Miss Eastloch, Reconcentrate, Vintage Mo, Dubai Set, Flying Spin, etc.

ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) (Bay 1999-Stud 2003). 10 wins-5 at 2, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of 592 rnrs, 310 wnrs, 44 SW, inc. Eagle Mountain (Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup, Gr.1), Diamondrella, Mount Nelson, Seventh Rock, Varenar, Rock Kingdom, Lovetrista, Kitty Matcham, Rock Me Baby, Book of Kells, Gamble Me, Sweeter Still, High Rock, Rock of Rochelle, Starlish, Genuine Devotion, Murtajill, Sliding Cube, etc.

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Eagle Mountain

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ROYAL ACADEMY (USA)

Royal Academy (USA) By Nijinsky II (CAN)

ROYAL ACADEMY (USA) (Bay 1987-Stud 1991). 4 wins, Breeders' Cup Mile, Gr.1. Sire of 1819 rnrs, 1243 wnrs, 154 SW, inc. Val Royal (Breeders' Cup Mile S., Gr.1), Al Moughazel - Bullish Luck (H.K.), Oscar Schindler, Magic Lamp, Eyeofthetiger, Top Hat, Bel Esprit, Heroi Do Bafra, Kenwood Melody, Ali-Royal, Serious Speed, Zalaiyka, Express Way, Durban Thunder, Carmine Lake, New Regina, Macbeth, Marenostrum, Match Point, Movie Star, etc.

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My Emotion

Savabeel By Zabeel (NZ)

SAVABEEL (AUS) (Brown 2001-Stud 2005). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2050m, A$2,760,460, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1. Out of SW Savannah Success. Sire of SW My Emotion (VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3), Queen Sabeel, Warrentherooster, SP Savsbelle and of King Sabeel, Lady Selene, Flightoftheconcord, Lost in Love, Fabulist, Savababe, Stopover and of the placegetters Ambitious Princess, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.

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SHOW A HEART

Swiss Ace

Secret Savings (USA) By Seeking The Gold (USA)

Madame Pedrille

SECRET SAVINGS (USA) (Bay 1991-Stud 1997). 9 wins-1 at 2-to 1600m, AJC Doncaster H., Gr.1. Sire of 473 rnrs, 298 wnrs, 17 SW, inc. Shamekha (STC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1), Dash for Cash, Swiss Ace, Caymans, Salameh, Bikkie Tin Blues, Madame Pedrille, Acorns, Secret Land, Cent Per Cent, Secret Flyer, Super Savings, Under the Floor - Winning Success (H.K.), Anwaar, Fighting Fund, Love and Money, Maybe McLaren, etc.

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Show A Heart By Brave Warrior

Singspiel (IRE) By In The Wings (GB) SHOW A HEART (AUS) (Chestnut 1997-Stud 2002). 6 wins-3 at 2, VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1. Champion NZ Sire of 2YOs, 2006-07. Sire of 260 rnrs, 147 wnrs, inc. SW Heart of Dreams (VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1), Mimi Lebrock, Gotta Have Heart, Crossyourheart, Shoboard, Heart of the Citi, Rightfully Yours, La Vie Amour, Satsang, SP My Limit, Big Joker, Dual Chamber, Jazz Heart, Saratoga, Handsome Jazz, Hindsight, Our Magic, etc.

SINGSPIEL (IRE) (Bay 1992-Stud 1998). 9 wins-1 at 2, Japan Cup, Gr.1. Sire of 616 rnrs, 438 wnrs, 71 SW, inc. Lahudood (Belmont Flower Bowl S., Gr.1), Lateral, Dar Re Mi, Moon Ballad, Folk Opera, Confidential Lady, Papineau, Rewaaya, Asakusa Den'en, Hibaayeb, Eastern Anthem, Singhalese, Lohengrin, Funfair, Balladeuse, Silkwood, Dark Islander, Three Degrees, Mulaqat, Belmonte, Gower Song, Nouvelle Noblesse, Antioquia, etc.

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SNITZEL

Rewaaya

Snippetson By Snippets

Smarty Jones (USA) By Elusive Quality (USA) SNIPPETSON (AUS) (Bay 2001-Stud 2006). 4 wins to 1400m, A$247,325, STC Eskimo Prince H., L, Maurice McCarten S., L, 2d AJC Challenge S., Gr.2, STC Missile S., Gr.3, 4th STC Theo Marks S., Gr.2. Brother to SW Snowland (AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1). Half-brother to SW Portillo (STC Magic Night S., Gr.2), SP Freeze (2d AJC Brian Crowley S., L) and SP Snowden. Sire of the placegetters Cool Racer, Matarie, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.

SMARTY JONES (USA) (Brown 2001-Stud 2005). Top of the 2004 World Rankings (3YO). 8 wins-2 at 2, Kentucky Derby, Gr1. Sire of 77 rnrs, 41 wnrs, inc. SW Backtalk (Saratoga Sanford S., Gr.2), La Equivocada, SP Be Smart, Smart Coco, Rescue Plan and of Sarah Cataldo, Smart and Fun, Abraham Again, Georgiana, I'll Show Them, Keiai Gerbera, Kiddari, Me You and Her, Plasma Beam, Ricoriatoa, Ritzy Jones, Rockland, etc.

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Snitzel By Redoute’s Choice

SNITZEL (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2006). 7 wins-4 at 2-to 1200m, A$1,031,550, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, AJC Challenge S., Gr.2, Up and Coming S., Gr.3, STC Skyline S., Gr.3, AJC Breeders' P., L, BTC Tommy Smith Slipper S., L, 2d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, 4th MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1. Brother to SW Viennese (SAJC Jansz H., Gr.3). Half-brother to SP Wiener. Sire of Intertidal, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.

Intertidal

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STARCRAFT (NZ)

Starcraft (NZ) By Soviet Star (USA)

STARCRAFT (NZ) (Chestnut 2000-Stud in GB 2006, Aust. 2006). 11 wins from 1400m to 2400m, Australian Derby, Gr.1, AJC Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1, Newmarket Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1. Sire of SW Don't Tell Mary (Beverley Hilary Needler Trophy, L) and of Perfect Vision, Soul Station, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 2YOs and inc the placegetters Starlin, Starstreamed, etc.

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STRATUM

Strada By Danehill (USA)

STRADA (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2007). 4 wins at 1100m, $190,075, AJC Eskimo Prince H., L, City Tatt's RC Carrington S., L, STC Scweppes Agrum H., P&N Beverages H., 4th AJC Galaxy H., Gr1. Brother to SW Shinzig (MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1) and SP Fiammarosa (2d AJC James HB Carr S., L). Out of SW Shindig (STC Coolmore Classic, Gr1), a half-sister to SW Cobbora, SW Bush Honey and SW Interest Only. His oldest progeny are yearlings.

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Stratum By Redoute’s Choice

STRATUM (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2006). Joint third on The 2005-06 Australasian 3YO Classification (sprint). 2 wins at 2, A$2,244,500, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Pago Pago S., Gr.2, 2d VRC Age Classic S., Gr.2, MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, City Tatt's RC Roman Consul S., Gr.2, AJC Up and Coming S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1. Half-brother to the dam of SW Burgeis. Sire of SP Crystal Lily, Pellizotti, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.

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STRAVINSKY (USA)

Miss Maren

Stravinsky (USA) By Nureyev (USA)

STRAVINSKY (USA) (Bay 1996-Stud 2000). 3 wins-1 at 2, Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1. Champion NZ Sire of 2YOs, 2005-06. Sire of 827 rnrs, 564 wnrs, 59 SW, inc. Serenade Rose (VRC Oaks, Gr.1), Keeninsky, Benbaun, Balmont, Soldier's Tale, Captivate, (Mr) Baritone, Chinese Dragon, Kongo Rikishio, Ballet Society, La Sizeranne, Hips Don't Lie, Bird of Fire, Satinka, Cool Conductor, (La) Italia, Plagiarize, Pulcinella, Biscayne Bay, etc.

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Tale of the Cat (USA)

Testa Rossa

By Storm Cat (USA)

By Perugino (USA)

TALE OF THE CAT (USA) (Bay 1994-Stud 1999). 5 wins, Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.2. Champion USA Sire of 2YOs, 2003. Sire of 984 rnrs, 682 wnrs, 59 SW, inc. Gio Ponti (Santa Anita Frank E Kilroe Mile H., Gr.1), Glamour Puss, Tale of Ekati, Lion Heart, Tell a Tale, My Trusty Cat, Cat Moves, Falkirk, Real Saga, Be Gentle, Spellbinder, Scaredee Cat, Alpha Kitten, Trusting, Whoopi Cat, Feline Story, (Mr) Ubiquitous, etc.

TESTA ROSSA (AUS) (Bay 1996-Stud 2001). 13 wins-5 at 2, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Sire of 380 rnrs, 267 wnrs, 24 SW, inc. Testafiable (South Australian Derby, Gr.1), Rostova, Ortensia, Vormista, Jiang - Blue Genes (H.K.), Publishing, Blue Chagall, Wordsmith, Sublimity, Big Monologue, Silent Sunday, Testamarriage, Tindal, Testama, Tosstestaroan, Deledio, Furio, Gold Salute, Master Archie - Master Power (H.K.), Testa Grande, Bond Street, etc.

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Volksraad (GB) By Green Desert (USA)

Thorn Park By Spinning World (USA) VOLKSRAAD (GB) (Bay 1988-Stud 1993). 2 wins, 3d Newmarket Challenge S., Gr.2. Champion NZ Sire 7 times. Sire of 733 rnrs, 493 wnrs, 52 SW, inc. Sir Slick (WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1), Vinaka, One Under, Star Satire, Clifton King, Dantelah, Dezigna, Orange County, Zola, Willy Smith, Katana, Fiscal Madness, Torlesse, Veloce Bella, (My) Tusker, Mistrale, Bahnhof Zoo, Karaka One, Maxamore, Thriller, Clifton Prince, Blackrock College, Eloa, etc.

THORN PARK (AUS) (Chestnut 1999-Stud 2004). 9 wins-2 at 2-to 1500m, QTC Stradbroke H., Gr.1. Sire of 100 rnrs, 56 wnrs, inc. SW Te Akau Rose (Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2), Te Akau Coup, Centennial Park, Glamorous Girl, Hollows, Pricked - Albatross (H.K.), SP La Etoile, Reuben Thorn Super Spirit (H.K.), Walk in the Park, Flying In, Mr Thorpedo and of Jimmy Choux, Gondola Girl, Thorn Dancer, Thornburst, Angelwithattitude, Bolero, etc.

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ZABEEL (NZ)

Zabeel (NZ) By Sir Tristram (IRE)

ZABEEL (NZ) (Bay 1986-Stud 1991). 7 wins, Australian Guineas, Gr.1. Champion NZ Sire (Aust. & NZ comb.)-13 times. Sire of 1133 rnrs, 817 wnrs, 121 SW, inc. Octagonal (MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1), Might and Power, Sky Heights, Maldivian, Efficient, St Reims, Zonda, Fiumicino, Savabeel, Don Eduardo, Hades - Helene Vitality (H.K.), Subscribe - Vengeance of Rain (H.K.), Mouawad, Greys Inn, Champagne, Jezabeel, etc.

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Avonmore on the Park

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AUTUMN CARNIVAL 2010 10, 17 & 24 April 2010 SECOND DAY: SATURDAY 17 APRIL 2010

BALLOTING CONDITIONS Should a ballot be required to reach the safety limit then final acceptors will be balloted in the following order:

EMIRATES DONCASTER MILE (GROUP 1)

1.

Maidens at the time of final acceptance.

2.

Horses Three-Years-Old which have not:-

(For Three-Year-Olds and Upwards) Of $1,500,000 and trophies valued at $11,500 plus $360 rug. First horse $900,000 and $9,500 trophy plus rug. $1,000 Trainers trophy, $1,000 Jockeys trophy; second horse $285,000; third horse $150,000; fourth horse $75,000; fifth horse $36,000; sixth horse $18,000; seventh horse $18,000 and eighth horse $18,000. Weights to be declared no later than noon on Monday 1st March 2010. The winner, after declaration of weights of any handicap flat race of the value to the winner of $60,000 or over, shall carry such additional weight (if any) as the Handicapper shall determine, not exceeding 3kg; of two or more such races of the value to the winner each of $60,000 or over, such additional weight (if any) as the Handicapper shall determine, not exceeding 4.5kg. When a horse has become liable to be re-handicapped, the extra weight (if any) to be imposed on such horse shall be declared by the Handicapper not later than seven days after such horse became liable to be re-handicapped. (NO ALLOWANCES FOR APPRENTICES)

a)

OR b) Won a race on the flat of the advertised value to the winner of $50,000 or over. 3.

Provided that prizemoney acquired as follows will not be taken into account for any elimination clauses: (a) Prizemoney acquired by a horse(s) in any race restricted to horses sold at a particular sale or bred, trained or sold in a particular region or state and, (b) Bonuses and/or incentives received by a horse in respect of any race.

NOMINATIONS Close 11.00 am on Tuesday 19th January 2010 ($253) FIRST ACCEPTANCE Close 11.00 am, Tuesday 9th March 2010. ($803)

LATE ENTRY Horses not previously nominated may be entered by 11am Friday 26th February 2010 accompanied by a fee of $5,500 CONDITION OF ENTRY: IN THE EVENT OF A HORSE BEING ELIMINATED UNDER THE BALLOTING CONDITIONS ONLY THE FINAL DECLARATION FEE WILL BE REFUNDED.

Horses will be rejected beginning with horses handicapped (including penalties) to carry the lowest weight. Ballot between horses on the same handicap weight will be by their NSW Benchmark rating. Horses with the lowest rating at final acceptances shall be the first rejected, this procedure will continue until the safety limit is reached. Should a further ballot be required between horses with the same NSW Benchmark rating at final acceptances then the ballot will be by age; beginning with the older horse; with horses of the same age, the horse with the lowest aggregate prizemoney shall be eliminated first.

1,600 METRES

FINAL ACCEPTANCE 9.00 am on Tuesday, 13th April 2010 ($10,725)

Received prizemoney of $30,000 or over for being placed 2nd or 3rd in any one race.

4.

Provided that the Board may in its absolute discretion exclude any horse or horses from the above elimination clauses or reject the entry of any other horse or horses.


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Inglis Easter Yearling Sale - 2010  

Inglis Easter Yearling Sale

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