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Pendragon (NZ) | Bay/brown | 16 HH | 2002 Elnadim x Alacrity (by Grosvenor) By Danzig sire Elnadim, winner of the July Cup - Group 1. Out of outstanding Grosvenor filly Alacrity (NZ Oaks - Group 1), Champion 3 year old filly in Australasia, NZ Filly of the Year, a half sister to SW The Bullfighter and Sympose.

Representing the 3 P’s: Performance, Pedigree & Price Pendragon’s Highlights: • Raced against the very best gallopers of his generation • 9 career starts for 2 wins, 4 seconds and a third, 1400m - 2500m • Family of Champion Sire Marscay

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A super talented dual winner at Group 3 level against the best of his peers. Pendragon won the STC Gloaming Stakes (Group 3), 1800m and the MRC Norman Robinson Stakes (Group 3), 2000m defeating Headturner, 2nd in the AJC Spring Champion Stakes (Group 1) 2000m (favourite). 3rd in the STC Golden Rose (now Group 1) 1400m and 4th in the VRC Derby (Group 1) 2500m. Pendragon’s first crop of yearlings offered by Think Big Stud averaged nationally $92,500. At the Sydney Easter Yearling Sales Pendragon averaged $145,000. These yearlings go into the stables of Lee Freedman, Gillian Heinrich, John Size and Bart Cummings.

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Arrowfield, Coolmore, Kitchwin Hills and Turangga all threw open their doors during Scone Horse Week and an email landed on my desktop just this week from Lindsay Park, announcing its open day on Sunday 6 June. And there’s talk around the traps that quite a few other studs are going to jump the gun on traditional dates.

Editor Greg Tobin Art Director & Designer Penelope Abrehart Web Design Paul Davies – Mibar Web Design Photographer Bruno Cannatelli – 0411 155 724 Contributors Kristen Manning Tara Madgwick Ric Chapman Steve Moran

A sign of the times? Certainly competition is tough out there it appears that the new crop of stallions are a grade above in 2010 (Kristen Manning’s First Season Sire preview continues on page 55 and includes Kentucky Derby hero Big Brown and Darley’s Medaglia d’Oro).

Bookings & Subscriptions admin@tracktotrack.com Accounts Sue Andrewartha – 03 5940 9223 admin@tracktotrack.com Advertisers Warranty and Indemnity Opinions published in Track To Track are not necessarily those of the editor or publisher. No responsibility is taken for the contents of illustrations or accuracy of the advertisements. Track To Track accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of material submitted. Please keep duplicates of any material submitted. Track To Track may not be reproduced in whole or part without written permission from the publishers.

But are the early openers about the Big Browns and Mega, Medal … ah, Medaglia d’Oros of this world.

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I would think it’s more about sewing up the lesser lights, especially as every breeder knows – open days or not – that the elite of our stallion ranks have to be booked into early.

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s it just my imagination or are a lot of studs conducting their open days earlier this year?

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Cover pic — COUBERTIN One of the most exciting acquisitions for Victorian breeding in 2010 is Greta West's COUBERTIN, a Redoute's Choice half brother to Group One winners Elvstroem and Haradasun.A multiple winner in his own right, Coubertin will stand at an introductory fee of just $4,400 inc. GST. For further information contact Laurie McCarthy at Greta West Stud on 0410 476 196 or visit www.gretaweststud.com.au

Conversely, the longer they stall on the not-so-commerciallyattractive , the better the discount. It should actually be the other way around with early adopters getting the better discount, or at the very least, equitable with what is offered by season’s end. After all, it leaves a nasty taste in your mouth if you’ve signed on the dotted line by April / May only to find you could have gotten it much, much cheaper by September / October. And the old chestnut (metaphoric not literal) of “book early to ensure a spot” simply doesn’t wash. It’s a fairly fickle world out there with some stallions going from flavour of the month to on the nose in the blink of an eye, but studs would ensure a semblance of brand loyalty if returning clientele were assured they would be looked after. Over the next two issues, we will list all the stud open days as they come to hand and, to ensure your stud doesn’t miss the bus, phone the Track To Track office on 1300 859 987 for your free listing. Yes … free. Won’t even cost you a sausage sandwich or a glass of wine!

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BON HOFFA 16.3hh, Belong To Me – Asian Reef [Manila] • Group One winner of 9 races (4 in succession) under Australian conditions including Group One Rupert Clarke Stakes • Amazing ability to quicken, defeating nation’s best sprinters including Group One winners: Niconero, Divine Madonna, Here De Angels, Orange Country, Valedictum, Turffontein, Swick, Serious Speed, Anamato etc. • Big, strong & sound racehorse: sure to get great sales types (Redoute’s Choice ½ brother sold for $1.2 million at 2010 Easter Yearling Sale (“Nicest yearling I’ve seen” – leading bloodstock agent James Bester) • Brother of multiple SW Before Too Long • By Danzig stallion, Belong To Me, also sire of Australia’s highest rated racehorse & champion sprinter, All Silent (125) • Bon Hoffa is standing his second season at stud and first season at Bowness

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The global juggernaut – also known as Darley – snared another Group One during the South Australian racing carnival when Kidnapped returned a winner in the $300,000 Betfair.com South Australian Derby. But while the ownership bespeaks stratospheric wealth, Kidnapped’s origins are a tad more humble.

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OR THOSE WHO remember what life was like before iPods and wide screen TVs, Peter Ford is a mix of Gary Cooper and Jimmy Stewart with a pinch of Chips Rafferty. As laid back as last week and laconic to a fault, Peter knows his horses and is a bloodstock agent of some repute. Hardly surprising when you consider his old man, Frank, was also an agent – and arguably the first to establish real ties with Asian buyers – while so is his older brother, John. >>

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After slipping another Testa Rossa foal, owners made the decision to sell the mare on and Peter organised a private sale with Woodlands Stud for an undisclosed sum. Once again, it’s fairly safe to assume the undisclosed sum was considerably more than he’d pay for a Blazer outfit, Jayco caravan or a tent.

Peter’s nous is relied upon by a growing array of leading owners and breeders: Peter Murray of Blazer fame, Jayco’s Gerry Ryan and Harry The Hirer, Rick Jamieson.

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But Peter has more in his corner than some hackneyed scribe suggesting he knows his withers from his whorls.

(It was for the latter whom Woodlands sent Youthful Peter purchased a Desert Presence to Octagonal Sun mare called Helsinge (producing multiple Sydney – an unraced, maiden SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DERBY WINNER KIDNAPPED winner Juveniles) and, in the daughter of Scandinavia – second year of ownership, fetching $100,000 as a yearling for $115,000 at the 2005 to dual Group One Easter Broodmare Sale. Her first two years earlier. winner Viscount. foal is the unbeaten Bel Esprit filly Black Caviar [$210,000 It wasn’t a bad pedigree – fair With Darley’s subsequent lock, yearling, off a $20,000 service amount of European black type (blood)stock and barrel buyout fee] and she is now in foal to – but nothing too flash and Peter of Woodlands in 2008, the Redoute’s Choice [$198,000 suggested to the new owners that international conglomerate also assumed control of Youthful fee]. It’s fairly safe to assume that she be sent to Testa Rossa. Peter could hire a marquee for Her second visit to Testa Rossa Presence’s Viscount offspring less than the rest of us). – around the time Youthful – a flashy bay or brown colt – who was eventually named However, we digress, four Presence’s half sister, Irongail, Kidnapped and sent to Peter added considerable residual years earlier than his Helsinge Snowden’s stable. excursion, Peter was in Sydney to the family by winning black type – produced a colt that was Kidnapped hardly set the world where he spied a Dehere mare from the imported Young subsequently sold at the Gold on fire at first, running eighth on Vic, outlaying $20,000 for the Coast Magic Millions for $80,000. debut at Warwick Farm in April privilege to bring her to our Vic. That colt was Deledio who last year, followed by a sixth of The mare – Youthful Presence – would also taste stakes success 13 at Hawkesbury. >> was also unraced after originally in Adelaide.

Not sure how Kidnapped acquired his name, given that Youthful Presence’s other named progeny include Deledio (named after Richmond AFL player and Rising Star recipient Brett Deledio), Juveniles and Teenager. However, the main character in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Kidnapped, is about a young cabin boy named David 12

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Balfour, whose non-fictional namesake is a leading trainer in Adelaide. Ironically, the living breathing David Balfour didn’t have a runner at Morphettville on Derby Day, but has some handy performers in his stable including multiple stakes winner Right Fong and Dubai Dawn.


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AT A GLANCE

KIDNAPPED 3YO Bay/Brown Gelding (24 September 2006) OWNERS Sheikh Mohammed

TRAINER Peter Snowden (Warwick Farm) BRED BY Woodlands Stud, NSW RACE RECORD 14 starts (9 G&L), 5 wins (4 SWs), 3 placings (1 SP) - $683,277 SIRE VISCOUNT Brown 1998 – Stud 2002 Quest For Fame - Antwerp 6 wins & $1,378,820 inc. STC George Main Stakes-G1, AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes-G1; sire of 7 SWs inc. Kidnapped, Neroli,Tarleton, Rocket Man, Miss Pageantry etc. DAM YOUTHFUL PRESENCE Bay 1997 – Stud 2001 Dehere – Young Vic Unraced; half sister to SWs Walking or Dancing, Irongail etc.; dam of 3 winners (from 3 to race) inc. Kidnapped, Deledio, Juveniles.

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He then ran Chitu Ma to a half and all was forgiven when length at Canterbury before Kidnapped flew home for third in the Chairman’s shifting south Stakes-LR at where he produced Morphettville on a solid third at AS LAID BACK 17 April. Sandown and, AS LAST then, a strong win WEEK AND Such was his at Flemington in performance LACONIC his last race as that Kidnapped a 2YO. TO A FAULT, was installed as PETER FORD favourite for the Brought back KNOWS South Australian for the spring, Derby, with Snowden appeared HIS HORSES hometown hero to have found the AND IS A and Darley stable key after a first up BLOODSTOCK rider, Kerrin hiccup, peeling off McEvoy hopping on AGENT OF three successive board. wins at stakes level: SOME REPUTE. Gothic StakesThe kid from LR, Carbine Club Stakes-G3 (on Derby Day) and Streaky Bay, whose consummate riding ability has taken him all the Sandown Guineas-G2. round the world, rode Kidnapped Kidnapped must get disorientated a treat and the Darley horse when running clockwise though, stormed home to capture South because his return to Sydney in Australia’s classic by a whisker. February / March was hardly a For McEvoy it was his first Group triumphant homecoming. One victory in Adelaide, while Eighth in the Hobartville-G2 for Snowden it was Group One and eighth in the Randwick No. 9 since taking over the reins Guineas-G1 was hardly topping at Darley. up the oil well and, deciding to bypass the Australian Derby-G1 Certainly in terms of racing, in Sydney, Kidnapped ventured Darley sets a benchmark that few to Caulfield where he put in a can compete. shocker as favourite. However, while it would be nice Perturbed but not defeated, Snowden decided to press on with a South Australian campaign

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going NATIONAL Just when you thought it was safe to put your tired feet up and kick back in front of a warm fire, along comes the 2,113 strong Magic Millions National sales series. The downside? Ten more days (plus inspection days) on the hoof checking hoofs.The upside? Lots of good horses to be sourced from what is becoming a highly accredited source. So, stop complaining … it’s the Gold Coast in winter – at least it’s warmer than anywhere else!

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AGIC MILLIONS entitle it “ A u s t r a l i a ’s Biggest Mixed Thoroughbred Sale” and in that regard, they’re right on the money.

Sold for $260,000 as a yearling, Princess Coup would go on to win $3,842,694 in stakes and – somewhat fittingly – was knocked down for $3,000,000 in the same ring almost four years to the day later.

With 640 weanlings (26-28 May), 930 broodmares (30 May-2 June) and 543 yearlings (6-8 June), the catalogues alone would act as door stops worthy of force 10 winds.

But while Princess Coup had hung up her racing plates some

six months prior to her National return, would be mare, Russeting won the Group One Winter Stakes and $325,000 on 20 June last year: just 16 days after being knocked down to Duncan Ramage for $300,000.Tell me that isn’t better than bank interest and that doesn’t even begin to take into account what her residual

Post sale uses aside, it’s what’s inside those covers that will ensure the crowds flock to the Gold Coast again in 2010. All jokes aside about sales malaise – especially for those who have been on the road since Christmas – it appears to be an ideal time to stage an auction of this ilk: weanlings and yearlings are well grown and mares are only a month or three away from dropping or being covered. One thing is for sure: despite its status as one of the newer sales on the calendar, the National has managed to establish its bona fides in relatively quick order. Weanlings which have gone through the National school include Swiss Ace, Murtajil, Chartreux, Exceptionally, Shellscrape, Dr Doute’s, Graceful Anna and Impressive Jeuney, while yearling alumni range from Golden Slipper winner Polar Success, Heavenly Glow, Tell a Tale, The Jackal, Speedy Natalie and Illuminates to Champion Singapore performer and world class sprinter, Rocket Man, and the eight time stakes winning mare, Princess Coup.

A HALF BROTHER TO GROUP WINNING 2YO PSYCHOLOGIST (LOT 34) IS AVAILABLE FROM BYLONG PARK

SOLD FOR $260,000 AS A YEARLING, PRINCESS COUP WOULD GO ON TO WIN $3,842,694 IN STAKES AND – SOMEWHAT FITTINGLY – WAS KNOCKED DOWN FOR $3,000,000 IN THE SAME RING ALMOST FOUR YEARS TO THE DAY LATER.

now stands at with a Group One under her girth strap. Similar story for Cinque Cento: she had a Group Three and a Group One second from 14 starts in her account when dispatched to the National in 2006 and while the new owners had to wait almost 12 months to get their $255,000 back, the mare did up and win the Group One Doomben Cup. She now has a More Than Ready weanling colt and is in foal to Hussonet: either or both of which should bring big, big money when it’s time for them to head to the ring. >> www.tracktotrack.com

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Spectacular National Yearlings by DANEHILL stallion MANNERHILL   Lot 2172 Dam SOUTH

b. c.

CAROLINA (Secret Savings)

Secret Savings mare from the family  of FLUTED, GENERAL NEDIYM,  HORLICKS and BREW   Lot 2177 s

b. f.

Dam TAMAASHHA (Scenic)

Dam of 3 to race for 2 winners, 5 wins  800 to 1600m From the family of  MOLTA BELLA,  Lota of Luck and ALCOPOP

CHAMPION 2YO VICTORY VEIN IS UP GRABS FROM STRAWBERRY HILL

Although broodie speculation is pinhooking of a different cloth, Magic Millions Managing Director, David Chester, proudly states that the more traditional kind of ‘short term’ purchasing is rife at the Nationals. Little wonder. Chester provides three examples of turning a small fortune large (often a contradiction in terms in this game!), pointing to the $80,000 weanling that was sold for $620,000 as a yearling, the $260,000 weanling which made $NZ1.05 million as a yearling and, thirdly, the $1.15 million weaner that returned $2.2 million in the yearling ring. Naturally we don’t dwell on the pinhooking path scattered with broken dreams, but if ever a venue is suited to fast racehorses and faster returns, it’s the National.

QTIS Eligable   Stable QB 3-4 Harrisville Lodge Pty Ltd 0414 310 929 or 07 3279 0488, QLD Consequently, all of Australia’s major vendors are represented in some fashion or another, while all the crack stallions have progeny there too: Redoute’s Choice, Stratum, Encosta de Lago, More Than Ready, Fastnet Rock, Hussonet, Flying Spur … Chester is also quick to point out that this is the last chance to ‘buy a ticket’ for the $5.15 million Magic Millions race series, particularly a yearling for the $2 million 2YO Classic in 2011. So,put out the fire and‘fire’ up.You can have a few weeks off in July!

WEANLINGS

Group One relations

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G1 winner

Relation

Sire

Lot

Greene Street

½ sister

Al Maher

116

Juanmo

½ brother

Benicio

296

Lashed

Brother

Encosta de Lago

146

Pantani & St Basil

½ sister

Choisir

469

Questing New

½ brother

Flying Spur

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EMERALD THOROUGHBREDS The name says it all ...

At the 2010 Magic Millions National Sales, Emerald Thoroughbreds will again present a quality draft of weanlings, broodmares and yearlings.

To find tomorrow’s gems, start with an Emerald! 10 WEANLINGS

11 BROODMARES

9 YEARLINGS

Encosta de Lago ... Rock of

Daughters of Sadler’s Wells

Elusive Quality ... Dehere ...

Gibraltar ... All Bar One ...

... Red Anchor ... Scenic

Magic Albert ... Mossman ...

Bachelor Duke ... Break The

... Covetous ... Towkay ...

Pure Theatre ... Bradbury’s

Vault ... Keeper ... No Excuse

Citidancer ... Blues Traveller ...

Luck ... Oratario ... Southern

Needed ... Nothing To Lose ...

Desert King ... Real Quiet ...

Image ... Written Tycoon

Snippetson

Don Eduardo ... Great Dane

Including 1/2 sister to GW

Including close relations to

Mares in foal to Australasia’s

Fire House, 1st foal of winning

Racing To Win, Merlene, Just

leading stallions

1/2 sister to Jokers Wild, close

Now, O’Lonhro, Chuckle etc.

relations to Just Now, Lucky Diva, Patpong etc.

Emerald Thoroughbreds

Bernie Kane 0414 319 988 Bill Benson 0414 514 594 Email: emeraldhillsfarm@bigpond.com.au


BELLAGIO LODGE'S GROUP ONE WINNING MARE CHEEKY CHOICE

GROUP ONE WINNING MARES G1 winner

Served by

Lot

Cheeky Choice

More Than Ready

888

Coco Cobanna

Exceedingly Good

1583

France Soir

Not served

918

Loving New

Not served

746

Pharein

Dane Shadow

1038

Victory Vein

More Than Ready

1305

DAMS OF GROUP ONE WINNERS G1 winner

Mare

Lot

Arlingtonboulevard

Golden Bridge

924

Black Piranha

Jazztrack

1207

Phelan Ready

Nancy Eleanor

1234

Questing New

Loving New

746

Redoute’s Dancer

Condescendance

892

Why Be

Charybidis

1124

YEARLINGS

Group One relations

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G1 winner

Relation

Sire

Lot

Arlingtonboulevard

½ sister

Rock of Gibraltar

2094

Bedouin & Slavonic

½ brother

Benicio

1803

Desert Sky

½ sister

Canny Lad

2053

Slavonic

½ brother

Benicio

1803

Snowland

½ sister

Redoute’s Choice

1890

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MAGIC MILLIONS NATIONAL SALE

Enjoy Victory with VICTORIA PARK THOROUGHBREDS... Two lovely Magic Millions National Sale yearlings.... Lot 2210

b.f

DANBIRD - CALAIS JEWEL (by Esperanto):

well grown filly out of a winning half sister to the dam of CALAWAY GAL. Half to four winners of 16 races. Nicely balanced, good length of rein and plenty of scope, good mover.

Lot 2111

br.f

MINARDI - IT’S NO WONDER (by West Quest)

by promising stallion, first foal of a multiple city winning daughter of s’p 14 times winner Lady Rialton. Strong, good hindquarter, correct.

Victoria Park Thoroughbreds (02) 6683 4213 or 0414 750 632, NSW

HAZELWOOD STUD & GLEN AVON LODGE present two weanlings by consistent DANEHILL stallion DANE SUPREME... regally bred sire of 52 winners from limited opportunities... Lot 571 ch.c

DANE SUPREME - SHARASUN (by Cadeaux Genereux)

out of daughter of Gr.3 mare SAHARA STAR. Half brother to promising South African Night Wind. Lot 635 b/br.c DANE SUPREME - GORILLA’S GALORE (by French Current)

out of a nine times winner from family of tough stayer ICE DOCTOR.

DANE SUPREME

Hazelwood Stud/Glen Avon Lodge

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The 2010 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale will see Bylong Park present their entire crop of weanlings for auction.

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David Burke, Stud Manager, explains some of the

owners, to purchase their racing stock at a younger age

reasons behind the decision.

and avoid competing against ‘well heeled’ international

“We took the decision to sell the weanlings after

buyers at next year’s major yearling sales.

witnessing a considerable rise in the yearling market

I am confident that Bylong Park has weanlings in

in the early part of the year, most particularly in the

this draft that will suit a wide range of buyers and

very strong New Zealand Bloodstock sale at Karaka.

their budgets. Whether it is someone looking for a

It is no secret that the Kiwi pinhookers have been the

relatively cheap horse that they can put in a paddock

backbone of the weanling buying bench in Australia

for a couple of years before placing it with a trainer

in recent years. The majority of these pinhookers

and having some fun racing it on their local circuit

have had a very successful yearling sales series this

or someone wanting to buy a weanling that has

year which should instill them with confidence going

the pedigree and physique to put themselves in the

into the weanling market. The rising yearling market

mix towards having a seven figure yearling at next

should also tempt “end user” buyers i.e., racehorse

year’s sales.


Draft highlights include: Lot 117. A colt by Encosta De Lago out of the very

Legislature. Should this horse emulate his mother’s

precocious Gr2 winning mare, Sharp. This colt is

ability, he possesses the pedigree and physique to

beautifully balanced and has a wonderful action. He

ensure a very lucrative stud career.

would be a major drawcard for any premium yearling

Lot 70. This chestnut filly by the Golden Slipper

draft in the future.

winner Stratum, who of course is the sire of this

Lot 34. This is another outstanding colt, from

year’s Slipper winner, Crystal Lily, is a pinhooker’s

the smart producer, Miss Conception. The

‘dream find’. She is exceptionally strong with an

colt is by Lion Heart who is proving to be a

amazing ‘walk’. She is out of Ranchera, by Sadler’s

consistent source of good winners recently.

Wells, coming from a strong European family. “This

Miss Conception has had two foals to race

filly has an over step seldom seen in a weanling and

including one of the few city winners by

is sure to catch the eye of the shrewdest judges”, says

Antonious Pius, in “Big Tony”, and of course

David Burke.

the very impressive Gr 3 winning two year

The majority of the draft have been X-Rayed so those

old “Psychologist” .

buyers who are outlaying a reasonable amount of

Lot 195. Gr 1 winning mare Carry On Cutie is

money on one of these weanlings can do so knowing

represented by a striking Exceed And Excel colt. This

that there are no pre-existing conditions that may

weanling exudes quality and moves very well indeed.

affect the future saleability or racing career of

He is a half brother to the very promising My Amelia

their investment.

who is in training in the Gai Waterhouse stable. The

We look forward to your inspection of the draft at

pedigree has recently been further enhanced by the

barns ’I” and ‘J’, Magic Millions Sale complex, Gold

stakes performances of Carry On Cutie’s full sister,

Coast, from Saturday 22nd of May.

LOT 34

Bay/Brown Colt 11/09/2009 LION HEART - MISS CONCEPTION Half brother to this season's Group winning 2YO Psychologist and city winner Big Tony.

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LOT 39

Bay Colt 8/10/2009 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR - MOLLY DOT COM

LOT 70

Chestnut Filly 12/10/2009 STRATUM - RANCHERA

LOT 117

Brown Colt 8/10/2009 ENCOSTA DE LAGO - SHARP

LOT 130

Bay Filly 3/09/2009 BEAUTIFUL CROWN - SPEEDOS

From a Group winner and closely related to Group One winner Regal Chief.

By boom sire of Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily, from a Sadler's Wells half sister to 2 stakes winners.

By Australia's Champion Sire from Group winner of 5 races. Half brother to 2YO winner this season.

By hugely prolific sire and closely related to Champion 2YO Fields of Fashion, Wrap Around, Rose of Danehill etc.

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LOT 159

Bay Colt 3/11/2009 ANTONIUS PIUS - ZAIYDA

LOT 183

Bay/Brown Colt 11/09/2009 LION HEART - MISS CONCEPTION

LOT 184

Bay Colt 8/09/2009 ENCOSTA DE LAGO - BIG STEP

LOT 194

Bay Colt 16/08/2009 TESTA ROSSA - CAPTO

By rising Danzig sire and half brother to Melbourne winner Motown Melody.

2nd foal of a sister to Sydney SW Western Beau. Family of Golden Slipper winner Toy Show.

By Champion Sire from a half sister to 2YO SW Actress and the dam of 6-time Group One winner Desert War.

By a 'Top 10' sire and a sister to Sydney stakes placed Rendzina; granddam is Khaptivaan.

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LOT 195

Bay Colt 14/09/2009 EXCEED AND EXCEL - CARRY ON CUTIE

LOT 196

Chestnut Filly 30/10/2009 DYLAN THOMAS - CASCADIA

LOT 205

Brown Colt 28/08/2009 ENCOSTA DE LAGO - COAST TO THE POST

LOT 211

Bay Colt 14/10/2009 HARADASUN - CRIMSON LANE

By Group One sire from a Group One winning 2YO half sister to 09/10 stakes placegetter Legislature. Family of Champion sire Pompeii Court.

Daughter of exciting Danehill stallion Dylan Thomas; 1st foal of a Snippets mare, from black type family

1st foal of a 2YO stakes placed half sister to this season's Challenge Stakes-G2 winner De Lightning Ridge.

First crop of Champion sprinter/miler; from a winning Danehill half sister to Group winning 2YO Crimson Reign.

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LOT 225

Bay Colt 10/10/2009 ORATORIO - DRIVETIME

LOT 240

Bay/Brown Colt 11/09/2009 LION HEART - MISS CONCEPTION

LOT 241

Bay Filly 2/10/2009 FASTNET ROCK - FOLLOW GOLD

LOT 253

Brown Colt 29/08/2009 CHOISIR - HALECONIA

By a Group One producer from first crop, out of a Scenic three quarter sister to Group One winning 2YO Lochrae.

By boom sire (3 G1 winners) from a 2YO stakes placed half sister to 3-time stakes winner Zagreb.

Half sister to 4 winners (from 4 to race), from a 2YO stakes winning sister to Melbourne 2YO stakes winner Export Gold.

By sire of the moment from a winning daughter of Group One winner Cannsea.

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STALLION WATCH

COUBERTIN

VICTORIA’S BARON Kristen Manning profiles the exciting new stallion for Victoria’s Greta West Stud.

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y a champion sire from a prolific sire line … son of a Group One mare … brother to two international Group One winners … a family in form.

What more could you ask of a first season stallion standing at a fee priced to suit the owner/breeder? Not much! Which is why Greta West Stud’s new boy Coubertin is likely to prove very popular – this good looking bay already settling in well at the northern Victorian farm. Well regarded by his trainer Tony Vasil, Coubertin won a Cranbourne trial prior to debut, but didn’t have a whole lot of luck in his handful of starts. Winning twice from seven outings, Coubertin would also finish on their heels in the Listed Adelaide Guineas at Morphettville. Coubertin obviously did not reach the heights of his more famous older brothers – Haradasun and Elvstroem - but Vasil was always taken with his athleticism: “he was 28

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slow to mature and didn’t show the turn of foot of the others, but he was a better mover than those two.” Named after Baron de Coubertin, father of the modern Olympics, Coubertin is a son of Danehill’s outstanding sire Redoute’s Choice. A four times Group One winning champion sire, Redoute’s Choice has been well represented by 62 stakes winners (17 Group One winners) and he is an emerging sire of sires with the likes of Stratum, Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt, God’s Own, Bradbury’s Luck, Al Samer, Legion and Marmottan all siring winners. Standing at 16.1hh, Coubertin is from a family that just keeps producing high class gallopers. His dam is the wonderful Marscay mare Circles Of Gold, winner of six races including the Group One AJC Oaks. Second in another three Group One races including the Caulfield Cup, Circles Of Gold has proven a prepotent broodmare –

producing five winners including the high class travellers Haradasun and Elvstroem. Winning eight Group One races between them, they both notched up international success – Elvstroem in the Dubai Duty Free-G1 and Haradasun too strong in the Queen Anne Stakes-G1 at Royal Ascot. Both horses have proven popular at stud, serving large books. Elvstroem, whose oldest progeny are 3YOs, has already made his mark with 35 winners including


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the stakes winners Carrara, Viking Legend and Innocent Gamble. Haradasun, meanwhile, is being prepared for his third season at stud, having served 231 mares in his first two years at Coolmore. Circles of Gold,who is also grandam of the exciting filly Valdemoro (twice Group One runner up to Faint Perfume), hails from a prolific family whose current star is the dual Group One winning sprinter/ miler Starspangledbanner, who is currently in the United Kingdom.

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aron Pierre de Coubertin is considered the father of the Modern Olympic Games which kicked off in Athens in 1896 – a break of some millennium and a half (the ancient Olympics were held from 776 BC to either 261 or 393 AD).

Other members of this excellent family include the big race winners Bit Of A Skite, Markus Maximus and Polar Success. Coubertin makes his debut at a fee of $4,400 – standing alongside King Of Prussia, Man Of Illusion and Dangerous. For further information, phone Laurie McCarthy at Greta West Stud on 0410 476 196 or visit www.gretaweststud.com.au

The Baron, who hailed from an aristocratic French family, devised the famous Olympic rings (used for the first time in Amsterdam in 1920) which is a slight transmutation of Circles of Gold. When he died in 1937, de Coubertin was buried in Lausanne, but in accordance with his will, his heart was buried separately in Olympia. And here’s one for the pub quiz: de Coubertin won a gold medal at the 1912 summer Olympics … for literature!

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SPECIAL FEATURE

BEYOND

THE GLAMOUR

“TONY CARTER SMITH” In this industry if you haven’t heard of Tony Carter Smith then you’re either not a breeder, live outside Victoria or come from another planet. No, I am not kidding that’s how well known he is to the horse industry here in Victoria. Almost every thoroughbred and harness racing breeder knows of and calls on Tony to brand their foals every year in Victoria. In fact he is almost a household name when branding time comes around again.

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AV E Y O U noticed that brand on the horses shoulder coming back after winning a race at the Cup Carnival, chances are it was put there by TCS. Tony grew up in the Victorian town of Mortlake with his parents and three sisters, his father Stuart Carter Smith a successful trainer himself taught Tony most of his horse skills and knowledge which would come in very useful once Tony left school for a career in the horse industry. When he did leave school Tony spent the next 10 years furthering his experience with various top trainers including 5 years with the legendary T.J.Smith where he strapped and rode trackwork and regularly travelled interstate with T.J’s horses. He recalls having to exercise two horses morning and night around the suburban streets of Brisbane, he would be riding Mighty Kingdom and be leading Kingston Town at the same time. (Just a couple of pretty good horses!!) Along with TJ Smith, Tony also spent 18 months strapping with Angus Armanasco and short stints with Bart Cummings and Neville Begg.

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When he was 21 the travel itch set in and Tony spent a year in England working as a strapper and riding out, he also rode to hounds once in full hunting outfit whilst in Ireland. After England it was on to a 12-month stint and a very different lifestyle on a horse stud in Saudi Arabia. After initially starting in Horse Dentistry in 1982 Tony went into horse branding in 1984 with Harness Racing Vic whilst working for himself branding thoroughbreds and other horse breeds. In 1984 he would be involved in the branding of around 5000 standardbreds for HRV but now the figures have dropped to around 2000 a year. With his experience, Tony is the main brander called on to brand foals for most of Victoria’s thoroughbred studs and he says his figures are in the thousands each year. He remembers branding Apache Cat as a foal mainly due to his markings and more than likely he has branded many of our top racehorses over the years but keeping track of them is a big job. Although Tony brands only in Vic he still supplies brands for owners Australia wide. These days Tony resides on a small property in the Kilmore


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His lifelong ambition was always to be a trainer and knowing the industry is a tough one he realised he also had to have another job to eat. His view of the racing industry in the last 3 years reflects the general dilemma being experienced country wide of smaller trainers being squeezed out of their jobs due to costs or loss of facilities to train in their area. district where, when he has time (not sure when that is) he trains a small team of thoroughbreds as a hobby and over the past ten or so years he has had wins with Arkadian, Curving, Theatre Rose, Shinjuku, Slither and Little Miss Attitude.

He would like to see smaller towns being able to retain trainers, which would encourage more owners and more employment within the industry as he feels that there is a general lack of experienced racing industry staff available.

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INDUSTRY PROFILE

CATHY HAINS Carrying on the

tradition

The Hains clan has been involved with some of the finest horses to race in Australia over the past four decades, including the immortal Kingston Town. Now Cathy Hains speaks to STEVE MORAN about putting Burnewang North on the map.

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HE HAINS FAMILY name has long been linked to not only success in the Australian racing and breeding sphere, but also for the ability to think outside the square. Whether that be mating a German mare by the name of Ada Hunter to Bletchingly to produce the immortal Kingston Town or sending mares to Kentucky matings to produce a Melbourne Cup winner (Kingston Rule) and a Victoria Derby winner (Portland Player) ... doing things a little differently (successfully) has been a trademark of David Hains’ Kingston Park Stud.

And now it may well be daughter Cathy who upholds that tradition if the early results from her property, Burnewang North Pastoral – between Elmore and Rochester in Northern Victoria – is any guide. The leading vendor by average at the 2010 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale is some achievement in only its second full year of operation … not to mention the official acclaim of best overall draft. This a platform from which Burnewang North can only grow according to the go-getting Cathy Hains who has cut the umbilical cord, in some sense, by independently operating this

(relatively) new venture with her all girl crew at the top: Lorraine Swanson managing the stud and Tanya Edwards the office. Cathy explains the background to setting up away from the family’s spiritual home on the Mornington Peninsula: “I was involved with Kingston Park when my father decided to locate a northern property where we could expand his plans for a stallion operation, grow our own fodder and capitalise on the climate. “We found Burnewang North and I pretty much fell in love with the property and the area from the beginning. I spent a lot of time here and when >>

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BURNEWANG NORTH HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AS MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER HORSE PROPERTY

Dad decided to outsource the stallions and wind back to an operation based at Merricks North, I purchased the property. “The Northern Victorian area has ideal food production conditions – from the great Shiraz wines coming from Heathcote (40 minutes south of Elmore) – to the home of the Sunshine Harvester and largest hay growing region in Victoria; and further north to the traditionally dairy town of Rochester which is also home to some of the largest tomato growers in the state. “All up it’s a great district and our property itself is capable of growing just about anything … plus the huge clean pastures, warm temperate climate and the

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passion with which we approach all aspects of the property make it, in my opinion, an excellent home for our band of 40 mares and their offspring.” A strong sales pitch indeed, but one that is anything but lacking in supporting data. Confidence and enthusiasm appear to be family traits! And given the Hains disposition to differ, Burnewang North has been developed (and is developing) as more than just another horse property. “I am also very interested and involved in the farming side of our operation and we are constantly challenged by researching different means of coping with the challenges that are part and parcel of primary production.

“All that conjecture aside, I am passionate about this property and a true believer that it is the very best place for us to grow bloodstock and livestock and crops to contribute to the food bowl as well.” The property – 2500 acres of prime pasture, lucerne and irrigated crops – is full on in terms of its commercial application. “Burnewang North is a fully commercial operation,” Cathy adds, “in that we try to sell everything we breed and produce (including fat lambs, cattle and commercial crops, lucerne and oaten hay). We are private in the sense that we do not take any outside horses. “Whilst we do not have any plans to do much racing, we have taken a share in one yearling we sold in


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2009 and another we sold this year and have a couple of other twoyear-olds that didn’t sell for one reason or another: but our plan is certainly to sell rather than race.” Burnewang’s first offerings from its small but select broodmare band were in 2009, while this year, at the Melbourne premier sale, four of their seven yearlings made six figures … and two topped $200,000. The top two were the Flying Spur - Lady Susannah filly who went to Peter Moody for $220,000 and another filly by Stratum from Coupe who was purchased by Ross and Clinton McDonald. “We were delighted with our results this year and they surpassed our expectations. We hope that topping the Melbourne Premier and Autumn Sales in only our second year of operation is most significant in terms of market recognition. Certainly it was a very positive result in the eyes of our colleagues, our peers and our buyers. “We decided to target the Victorian market exclusively and think this was the right decision for us in terms of our product and branding. Whilst we have tried to gather a nice group of young mares and breed them with regard to their market position, I believe it is the significant advantages under which they develop on this beautiful property and quality of care they receive that has resulted in them being selected ‘best overall draft’ and selling accordingly. “Our four leaf brand – which was unknown in early 2009 – is now pretty well recognised around the

southern part of the sales arena by vendors and buyers.

THIS A PLATFORM FROM WHICH BURNEWANG NORTH CAN ONLY GROW ACCORDING TO THE GOGETTING CATHY HAINS WHO HAS CUT THE UMBILICAL CORD, IN SOME SENSE, BY INDEPENDENTLY OPERATING THIS (RELATIVELY) NEW VENTURE WITH HER ALL GIRL CREW

“The proof will be in the pudding of course, but so far we have had three to run for a debut winner in New Zealand (Flaxton), a second in the $100,000 Inglis 2YO Feature at Seymour with Reallen and we have Apres who was turned out after debuting in the Blue Diamond Prelude. She is back in work and is in fact the one we liked most … and have a share in! “Hopefully others in our 2009 draft will be hitting the track in the next six months.” Flaxton (Falvelon - Hello Boys) has had one start for one win in New Zealand under the care of Mandy and Matt Brown while Reallen (Real Jester - Aliana) was runner-up in the Inglis feature (for Allan Waymouth) at her second start in April and has not appeared since. Apres is by Snitzel from the Hains city winner, Meribel, who has produced four winners including the smart Amerryking. Hope is one thing in the breeding game, while planning and realism can be the cornerstones of success, all of which Hains takes on board. “The aim, of course, is to improve our broodmare band, but it is very difficult and expensive to buy stakes mares in Australia … so, we will hope to supplement with good quality mares where we can and rely on their progeny to add value. Stallion selection is naturally another critical factor. “As with every aspect of the operation, a lot of time and analysis goes into choosing the right stallions for the right mares. >>

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“OUR FOUR LEAF BRAND – WHICH WAS UNKNOWN IN EARLY 2009 – IS NOW PRETTY WELL

“We lean towards southern hemisphere based sires and have fairly stringent constraints on what we believe to be reasonable expenditure on stallion fees.

Who do you fancy might be the hit picks of those yearlings sold this year?

“That is a tricky question. I am going to be pretty excited about “We discuss ideas with our close most of them - from the King associate Steve Brem as well as of Roses’ up to the Flying Spur studmasters, other breeders and and Stratum. They have largely trainers: and do analysis through gone to great Australian stables ... Patrick Brain and Alan Porter. McDonalds and Moody along with But basically we make the final the Freedmans, Guy Walter, Peter Morgan, John Symons and Sheila decisions here at the farm.” Laxon, just to mention a few. Appropriately or not, the final question had to be one to put the “They’re in good hands, so now we Burnewang principal on the spot! just have to wait.”

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STEVEN BURRIDG Hard work and initiative is paying dividends for former Group One winning jockey Steven Burridge. STEVE MORAN caught up with the expat trainer in Singapore.

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And, now, in Singapore a similar story is unfolding: led by a man whose name, admittedly, is not as familiar as that of Size.

The chorus rose to cacophony when John Size did the ‘undoable’ in 20012002 - winning the Hong Kong trainers’ premiership in his first season. It had not been before ... nor since.

But Steven Burridge, the quiet achiever, is perhaps now on the verge of doing the unimaginable - dethroning Laurie Laxon as Singapore’s premier trainer.

Size is joined by John Moore and David Hall, whose Hong Kong successes have kept the choir busy, while jockeys Darren Beadman, Brett Prebble and Zac Purton have rightly had their praises sung.

Expat Kiwi Laxon has won the premiership six seasons straight and he ain’t relinquishing the title just yet but, at the time of writing, he was 11 winners behind the 55 year-old premiership leader Burridge. >>

HE SUCCESS OF Australian trainers and jockeys in Asia’s two major racing jurisdictions Hong Kong and Singapore – during the past decade has been loudly trumpeted throughout the region and made household names of some of the trailblazers.

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Maybe that’s because Australia has not been his permanent home for more than 20 years, or because it’s 26 years since he won the Group One Oakleigh Plate on Mighty Avalanche as a jockey.


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Departing for South East Asia not long after his Oakleigh Plate victory, Burridge had his first taste of Malaysian racing in 1987 when he rode on a visiting

“It’s been a gradual process and sometimes it comes down to having the right stock.You’d like to put it down to good management when you get it right, but luck will

“It’s all been a great ride and now it’s wonderful to be part of Singapore racing which is getting better and better all the time. I can do the Turf Club’s PR: the

“YOU’D LIKE TO PUT IT DOWN TO GOOD MANAGEMENT WHEN YOU GET IT RIGHT, BUT LUCK WILL ALWAYS PLAY A PART IN THIS GAME.”

jockey’s permit. It was that same year that he rode one of the greats to win his maiden on debut at Seymour: a horse called Super Impose. Burridge was a more than capable jockey who followed in the footsteps of his father Harold – riding more than 1000 winners – but many might argue he’s proving to be even better as a trainer. “Guess you could say that now,” Burridge conceded, ”I do love training them and we’re having a great year which is very satisfying. “We’ve got a good raft of young horses and hopefully there’s still some bullets to fire in the second half of the year, but I’m not thinking too much about premierships just yet.” The Burridge yard is hands on to say the least with he and his English born wife Julie riding much of the trackwork and his son Wade, a bloodstock agent, advising clients and assisting in acquiring horses. And Team Burridge has certainly worked hard in recent seasons to advance from hovering in the top 10 to now threatening King Laxon. 40

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always play a part in this game,” said Burridge who has only held a full Singapore licence since 2003. Former Melbourne journalist Craig Brennan, now with the Singapore Turf Club, says Burridge is reaping the reward for his work ethic. “There is no-one who works harder than Steve. He is usually the first on the track each morning and very much hands on. He has gradually assembled a better quality team and with the help of his son Wade they are really starting to get the results. “It’s now realistic that he could win the title but, as everybody knows, Laurie (Laxon) won’t give up easily,” Brennan said. Burridge has seen it all in this ‘fantasyland’ we call horse racing - from riding in Macau to earning an income selling horses into Hong Kong and Macau after some guidance from Jeff Gordon. As an assistant trainer, he gained valuable experience with the likes of Mick Kent and Claude Charlet and has graduated from Kuala Lumpur to the grander stage of Singapore where Queen Elizabeth presented him with the trophy for the 2006 QEII Cup he won with King And Kings.

prizemoney is very good and with rebates from the Club you can keep training costs relatively low. There’s no better place to own a horse than Singapore,” Burridge added. Burridge’s success this season has come at a time when the competition has never been stronger. Aside from Laxon and fellow Kiwi, Stephen Gray, and South African Pat Shaw, he is challenged for owners and winners by successful Aussie expats including John Meagher, Cliff Brown, Michael Freedman, Brian Dean, Len Treloar and one the early Singapore pioneers, Don Baerstchiger. The championship may not be in the bag, but Burridge just might lead a clean sweep for Australians in Hong Kong and Singapore with John Size and Brett Prebble the premiership in Hong Kong, while Vlad Duric is challenging in second place on the Singapore jockeys’ premiership. All in all it’s been a good year for the Aussies, but perhaps most of all for Steven Burridge. “Let’s just keep going.”

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Australia does not regularly play host to Kentucky Derby winning stallions and Vinery are proud to welcome to their 2010 roster one of the best recent winners of that world famous race. A high class galloper beaten only once in seven starts, Big Brown was successful at Gr.1 level on four occasions – as well as the Derby taking out the Florida Derby, the Preakness and Haskell Invitation as well as the Derby.

A winner on dirt and turf, Big Brown was strong, gutsy and determined. Bred on a 3 X 3 cross of Northern Dancer, Big Brown is by Danzig’s dual Gr.3 winning son Boundary – successful sire of 23 stakes winners. His dam Mien is by the influential Nureyev out of the stakes placed mare Miasma from the immediate family of the triple Gr.1 winner Hidden Lake.

Further back this family – one to whom Mien is line-bred – has produced the outstanding stallions Sadler’s Wells, Fairy King,Thatching and Nureyev.

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Chestnut, 2005 Moon Rocket – Zaozip (Zephyr Zip) Standing: Burwood Stud, Qld Ph: (07) 4693 1309 2010 fee: $2,200 (incl gst) www.burwoodstud.com

Dying after just three seasons at stud, the well related Zabeel stallion Moon Rocket made his mark in a short time – with just 56 named foals represented by 52 runners and 31 winners. A son of the dual stakes winning Danehill mare Skyrocket and half brother to the Japanese stakes winner Meteor Burst, he hailed from the family of the big race winners Dance Hero, Casey Belle, Asgard, Honey Belle, Eskimo Queen, Anamato, Drum, Grand Armee and Absolute Champion.

Tough stakes winners Macknuckle and Miss Watagan have flown the flag for Moon Rocket and fans of the breed now have access to his lightly raced but talented son Dusty Moon. A horse who found early form at two, in the placings at his first couple of starts, Dusty Moon won as a juvenile over 1350m at Doomben. During his short career he displayed versatility in racing style, handling a variety of track conditions. With a pedigree containing some

of the big names of breeding – Sir Tristram, Danehill, Biscay, Northern Dancer and Sir Ivor – Dusty Moon is out of the multiple city winning mare Zaozip from the family of the European Gr.1 winners Huntingdale (sire of Gold Brose) and Master Willie (sire of Deputy Governor).

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First Season Sires 2010 Part 3 cont. MEDAGLIA D’ORO (USA)

Bay, 1999 El Prado (USA) – Cappucino Bay (USA) (Bailjumper USA) Standing: Darley, NSW Ph: (02) 6543 9000 2010 fee: $88,000 (incl gst) www.darleyaustralia.com

In the headlines in the US as sire of Horse Of The Year Rachel Alexander, Medaglia D’Oro is by no means a one horse stallion – as his record of siring three other Gr.1 winners and a total of 17 stakes winners attests. Also sire of the big race winners Gabby’s Golden Gal, Warrior’s Reward and Passion For Gold, Medaglia D’Oro is the only Gr.1 son of the excellent stallion El Prado standing in Australia this spring.

Winner of the Gr.1 National Stakes at The Curragh, El Prado has proven himself one of Sadler’s Wells’ best sire sons with 70 stakes winners. The winner of eight races – three at Gr.1 level, Medaglia D’Oro is out of the stakes wining mare Cappucino Bay from the immediate family of the Gr.1 winner Travelling Music. This is also the family of the Gr.1

stars Indian Skimmer, Missy’s Mirage, Classy Mirage, Java Gold, Timely Writer, Timely Assertion, Silent Screen, All Will Be Well, Dolphin Street and Bluebird who fared extremely well at stud, siring 73 stakes winners.

MINT LANE

Bay, 2005 Maria’s Mon (USA) – Sister Girl (USA) (Conquistador Cielo USA) Standing: Willow Grove, SA Ph: (08) 8389 7084 2010 fee: $6,600 (incl gst) www.willowgrovestud.com.au

What great timing for Willow Grove: just days before the Kentucky Derby success of Super Saver, the SA based stud announced the acquisition of a new stallion by the same sire as that exciting three-year-old – Maria’s Mon. A highly successful sire represented by 45 stakes winners including the Gr.1 winners Super Saver, Monarchos, See How She Runs, What A While, Latent Heat, Monzantae and Monba, Maria’s Mon won twice at Gr.1 level – taking out the Belmont Futurity

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and the Champagne Stakes and earning the title of US Champion 2Y0. A natural on pacer who carried his speed over the mile, Mint Lane won the Gr.2 Belmont Dwyer by 2¾ lengths, the Listed Postponed Stakes by 5¾ lengths, an allowance by 8½ lengths and his maiden by 6¾ lengths. A US$270,000 Keeneland yearling, Mint Lane is line-bred to the high class race mare High Voltage and he is a descendant of the acclaimed matriarch Pretty Polly.

He can count amongst his close relations the Gr.1 winners Gorgeous, Swift Temper, Seaside Attraction, Golden Attraction, Cape Town, Desert Lord, Flashing and the globe-trotting champ Fantastic Light.


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RAHEEB

Chestnut, 2003 Royal Academy (USA) – Gatana (Marauding) Standing: Patinack Farm, NSW Ph: (02) 9222 7000 2010 fee: $8,800 (incl gst) www.patinackfarm.com

A particularly good looking chestnut, Raheeb retires to Patinack as the winner of four races and over $350,000 in stakes. On the strength of impressive trial performances, Raheeb was sent out an odds on favourite at his first two starts, winning both in easy fashion. At just his fourth outing a half neck second in the Gr.2 Phar Lap Stakes, he quickly progressed through the classes. A Gr.3 winner of the Cameron Handicap at Newcastle and the Listed Herald Sun Stakes at

Flemington, Raheeb was also in the placings at black type level on five occasions. He rarely ran a bad race, at his final outing finishing a close up fourth in the Gr.1 Toorak Handicap. Like the successful and popular young stallion Bel Esprit, Raheeb is by Nijinsky II’s outstanding son Royal Academy – July Cup and Breeders Cup Mile winning sire of 156 stakes winners including 21 Gr.1 winners.

His dam is the dual Listed winning Gr.1 placed Marauding mare Gatana, also dam of the Gr.3 winning juvenile Piccadilly Circus – in turn dam of the two times Gr.1 winning stallion Fastnet Rock who has sired nine stakes winners in his first two crops.

TURFFONTEIN

Chestnut, 2004 Johannesburg (USA) – Spirit Of Grace (Dr Grace NZ) Standing: Blue Gum Farm,Vic Ph: (03) 5795 3331 2010 fee: $13,750 (incl gst) www.bluegumfarm.com.au

A horse who always caught the eye on the track, the handsome Turffontein retires to Blue Gum Farm as a five times winner of over $1.2 million in stakes. Tough and classy, Turffontein found form early at two, winning his second start at Rosehill on his way to a Gr.3 third in the Golden Rose in his first preparation. Improving as he matured, he added to his record wins in the Listed Wellington Stakes, the Gr.2 Queensland Guineas, the Gr.1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and the Gr.1

William Reid Stakes. Displaying his versatility by winning from 1200m to 1600m,Turffontein is by Hennessy’s four times Gr.1 winning son Johannesburg – successful sire of 33 stakes winners, his most recent success the runaway AJC Oaks winner Once Were Wild. Line-bred to Northern Dancer and the famed matriarch Somethingroyal, Turffontein hails from a prolific local family whose members include the

big race winners Alynda, Penny Gem, Brawny Spirit, Hit The Roof, Reward For Effort, Ivory’s Irish, Global News, Apercu and Jokers Wild. Three highly successful stallions – Sovereign Edition, Smokey Eyes and Princely Gift – are also members of this family.

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JUNE

13

Swan Hill Cup

Swan Hill

VIC

4

Echuca Cup

Echuca

VIC

13

Gulgong Cup

Gulgong

NSW

5

David Bourke Provincial Plate

Flemington

VIC

13

Inverell Cup

Inverell

NSW

5

Adelaide River Cup

Adelaide River

NT

14

PJ Bell Country Championship

Kensington

NSW

5

Winter Cup

Rosehill

NSW

14

Dalrello Plate

Doomben

QLD

5

Treasury Casino Queensland Oaks / BRC Sires' Produce Stakes / Eagle Farm Cup / QTC Cup / Dane Ripper Stakes / Daybreak Lover / Myer Spear Chief Handicap

Eagle Farm

QLD

14

Parry Nissan Great Northern

Townsville

QLD

17

HL Black Memorial

Mackay

QLD

18

Cessnock Cup

Cessnock

NSW

19

Captain Gerrard Series Final

Sandown

VIC

5

Gatton Cup

Gatton

QLD

19

Belmont Guineas

Belmont

WA

5

Tambo Cup

Tambo

QLD

19

Stayers Cup / Inglis 2YO Handicap

Rosehill

NSW

6, 7 &8

National Yearling Sale

Gold Coast

QLD

19

Ipswich

QLD

8

National Racehorse Sale

Gold Coast

QLD

Ipswich Cup / Eye Liner Stakes / Gai Waterhouse Classic

19

Kilcoy Cup

Kilcoy

QLD

9

Magic Millions Plate

Gold Coast

QLD

NSW

AR Creswick Stakes

Flemington

VIC

Australian Weanling & Breeding Stock Sale

Newmarket

12

24 & 25

12

Quorn Cup

Quorn

SA

24

Rockhampton

QLD

12

Belmont Sprint

Belmont

WA

Rockhampton XXXX Gold Newmarket Handicap

26

York Stakes

Belmont

WA

12

Mallawa Cup

Mallawa

NSW

26

QLD

June Stakes

Randwick

NSW

12

AAMI Stradbroke / Channel 7 Qld Derby / Racetree TJ Smith / Special Metals Brisbane Cup / Qld Guineas / Ambassador Travel Lancaster / Myer Lightning / XXXX Strawberry Road

Eagle Farm

QLD

Tattersall's Racing Club Winter Stakes / WJ Healy Stakes / Centenary Classic Open Mile / Australia Post Stakes

Eagle Farm

12

26

Rockhampton Cup

Rockhampton

QLD

27

Sydney Winter Yearling & Racehorse Sale

Newmarket

NSW

27

NSW

Gayndah Cup

Gayndah

QLD

Coonamble Cannonball

Coonamble

12

27

NSW

Mt Isa Cup

Mt Isa

QLD

Murwillumbah Cup / Newmarket Handicap / Tyalgah Cup

Murwillumbah

12

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Darwin

VIC

3

Belmont Oaks / Dayana Plate

Belmont

VIC

3

Caloundra Cup / Reed Property Glasshouse Handicap / XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas

Caloundra

NT

6

Mackay Newmarket Open

Mackay

QLD

10

Winter Championship Final

Flemington

VIC

10

Trans Territory Foods Chief Minister's Cup

Darwin

NT

10

QTIS 600 2YO Plate / Queensland Cup / Ascot Handicap

Eagle Farm

QLD

10

Mackay Cup

Mackay

QLD

10

Bundaberg Gold Cup

Bundaberg

QLD

11

Port Augusta Cup

Port Augusta

SA

14

Bridge Toyota Cup

Darwin

NT

17

Sir John Monash Stakes

Caulfield

VIC

17

SkyCity NT Derby

Darwin

NT

17

Belmont Classic

Belmont

WA

24

Metric Mile

Darwin

NT

24

Beaufine Stakes

Belmont

WA

24

Tattersall's Mile

Eagle Farm

QLD

24

Jupiter's Townsville Cup

Townsville

QLD

25

Perth Winter Thoroughbred Sale

Perth

WA

31

Bletchingly Stakes

Caulfield

VIC

D I A RY

31

Darwin Airport Palmerston Sprint

Darwin

NT

31

Dermody Stakes

Morphettville

SA

Darwin

NT

AUGUST 2

Carlton Mid Darwin Cup

7

Aurie's Star Handicap

Flemington

VIC

7

Belmont Newmarket

Belmont

WA

14

JJ Liston Stakes / W Cockram Stakes / Vain Stakes / Quezette Stakes

Caulfield

VIC

14

Roxby Downs Outback Cup

Roxby Downs

SA

15

Grand National Hurdle / Grand National Steeplechase / JJ Houlahan Hurdle

Sandown

VIC

15

August Thoroughbred Sale

Gold Coast

QLD

21

Essendon Nissan Stakes / Arrow Training Services Plate

Moonee Valley

VIC

21

Irish Race Day

Morphettville

SA

21

Goodwood Sprint

Belmont

WA

27

Scone Broodmare Sale

Scone

NSW

28

Memsie Stakes / HDF McNeil Stakes / The Heath 1100 / Heatherlie Handicap

Caulfield

VIC

29

Chatswood Vase Inglis Bonus Series 3YO

Seymour

VIC

29

Coolgardie Cup

Coolgardie

WA

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