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However, as soon as the barriers flew open So You Think was all business and he now races into legend. Two Cox Plates on the shelf and only 10 career starts … 10 starts! Amazingly, he may just add a Melbourne Cup by his 12th.

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HILE CAPTAIN Sonador (by Shamardal [2010 fee: $66,000]) and Poor Judge (by Royal Academy [157 stakes winners]) are both by highly successful sires, Rothera hails from slightly more humble stock.

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Well, it seems good old Nova Serrure has turned a new leaf for the clan with Rothera being her third foal and second winner and, based on his performance in the Betfair, he’ll be soon adding to an already impressive tally of 10 wins from 23 outings. Bred and raced by S Goodair, who also paid the bills for Nova Serrure, Rothera is trained by 19 year old, Ben Currie, who has held a license for just on a year and is doing his level best to parallel his stable star’s meteoric rise. In his second year of journalism studies at the University of Southern Queensland, young Ben comes from a long line of trainers: his dad Mark trains, so does his granddad, Paul, as



Now with 12 in work, Ben took over Rothera’s reins in January and while the gelding was hardly a slouch with four wins to his credit prior to the switch, the now 5YO has really taken off with five wins (including the Members’ Handicap-LR at Eagle Farm), a second and a fourth (behind Metal Bender in the Hollindale Cup-G2 in May) from only seven starts. But the start of the year was hardly Ben’s first look at Rothera: “We’ve had him since he was a baby and we had his sister (3time winner Jarhnne).” After winning first up at Doomben on 25 September, Ben planned on taking Rothera to Sydney for the Epsom, but a virus >>

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WE WALK THE WALK stalled those aspirations and they kept heading south across the Murray. The heavy rain leading up to the Caulfield Cup meet was music to Ben’s ears as Rothera clearly relishes the sting out of the ground and the young trainer’s confidence grew as the week progressed. Still, Rothera was facing some tough opposition in the shape of Gathering, Jungle Ruler and All Silent but a cool ride by Brent Stevens saw the mudlark pounce over the final stages to win by the barest of margins. Nash Rawiller (whose brother Brad would finish second in the Caulfield Cup on Harris Tweed later in the day) thought he’d got the ‘bob’ with Stradbroke Handicap-G1 winner Sniper’s Bullet and even Ben thought his charge had missed on the wire.

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SHOCKING FACTS Can Shocking win the $6.175m 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup? Given that Shocking was equal favourite on the TAB Fixed Odds chart at the time of writing, it’s unlikely we’ll be Robinson Crusoe asking that question.


E CERTAINLY deser ves to b e i n content io n : Shocki ng’s ru n in the $2.6m BMW Caulfield Cup on such a heavy surface was nothing short of outstanding and his form this campaign would have encouraged connections (after winning the Makybe Diva-G2, he was held up for a run in both the Underwood and the Turnbull, finishing a lip second in the latter).

What’s more, he drops 2kgs from weight for age and will carry (depending on whether he starts on Derby Day) to 57kgs in the Melbourne Cup. But how does that ‘weigh’ up in the History Stakes? Well, 19 horses have won the Cup with greater weights (Carbine has the record with the equivalent of 65.5kgs in 1890), but of the two to score carrying 57kgs, the most recent was Gold And Black in 1977.



Despite the three peat of that freak of nature in Makybe Diva (2003-05), successive Cups are far from the norm and Shocking – if successful – would join just three other horses: Archer (1861/62), Rain Lover (1968/69) and Think Big (1974/75) to score two in a row (Peter Pan won the Cup in 1932 and 1934). One aspect not exactly working in his favour is the Makybe Diva Stakes-G2 (formerly Craiglee Stakes) victory in early September. While Shocking’s owner Mr Eales would have undoubtedly enjoyed the $240,000 in prizemoney, he wouldn’t be comforted to know that the last horse to win the Craiglee (OK, the Makybe Diva) and Melbourne Cup in the same year was Rain Lover (1969) and Light Fingers (1965) before him (however, 1979 Craiglee winner, Dulcify, was a moral to complete the double before tragically breaking down in the Cup, while Jeune won the Cup in 1994 and the Craiglee in ’95).


Shocking has plenty of other influences on his side though: firstly, he could tip the balance in the favour of 5YOs by the becoming the 44th horse of that age to win after he became the 43rd 4YO to win last year, compared to 23 3YOs (none since Skipton in 1941), 28 6YOs (the last being Delta Blues in 2006), 10 7YOs (hail Makybe) and 2 8YOs (Catalogue 1938); secondly, as an entire he is among the more dominant ‘gender’ with 64 entires grabbing victory, as opposed to 19 colts, 3 fillies, 50 geldings and 13 mares (actually, the mares – aside from Mistress Makybe – have put on a very good show in the last 20 or so years with Ethereal, Jezabeel, Let’s Elope and Empire Rose all flying the flag).

back in 1989) and equal with the ‘P’s (Piping Lane in 1972).

Fortunately we can still mention colour without worrying about being PC and here again Shocking leads the pack with 63 bays, well in front of the 5 bay/browns, 2 black/ browns, 36 browns, 34 chestnuts, 6 greys (of course you thought of Efficient just three years ago) and amazingly, just 3 blacks (the last being Clean Sweep in 1900).

And with the barrier draw still a week away, all we can say is that Shocking backers should hope he draws the 11 marble as seven

But clearly the best reason why you should back Shocking on the first Tuesday in November is because of his first initial … yes, that’s right, the ‘S’s have won 12 Cups, second only to the ‘T’s (the last being Tawriffic way

But while you have to mind your ‘P’s, forget about the ‘Q’s – and for that matter the ‘I’s, ‘U’s, ‘X’s and ‘Y’s – none of which have been successful since ‘A’rcher in 1861. By the by, favourites have a relatively poor record in the Cup with only 25 of them winning and a further 7 equal favourites saluting. (Interestingly, equal favourites on the Vic TAB Fixed Odds on Cox Plate eve were Shocking and So You Think).

of the winners (the last being Ethereal in 2001) have jumped from that gate. Then again, last year Shocking flew the coop from 21 which, prior to three winners since 1995, had only once previously revealed a winner when Even Stevens grabbed the biscuits in 1962. So, there you have it. Has any of this helped? Probably not a jot. At the end of the day if Shocking wins the 2010 Melbourne Cup, it will probably be due to a very simple reason … he ran the fastest!


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Q&A BRENDAN Brendan Dreschler didn’t get where he is in life by imitating wallpaper at parties. Boasting a dynamic personality, Brendan is the long serving Chairman of the Bendigo Jockey Club, one of Australia’s most progressive race clubs in one of Victoria’s fastest growing regions. Track To Track spoke with Chairman Brendan on the eve of the 2010 Jayco Bendigo Cup.


OU JUGGLE YOUR responsibilities as Chairman of the Bendigo Jockey Club with ownership of the highly successful Brendan Drechsler Car Sales. Have you always been involved with ‘horse power’? Yes, I have had a love of cars and horses from a very young age. I was an apprentice motor mechanic and our family had a love of horses for a long period of time, racing many horses over the years. My wife Pam is a very successful harness racing trainer and driver.

How long have you been, firstly, a committee member of the Bendigo Jockey Club? 20

I was fortunate enough to be elected to the Committee of the BJC in 1994: an honour and a privilege.

Given the progressive nature of the club, how many hours a week would your role as Chairman entail? That’s easy – I start early and work late – I would say at least 15-20 hours per week.

What would you consider to be your greatest achievements since taking over as Chairman? The positioning of the Jayco Bendigo Cup from November to the Wednesday between Cox Plate and Derby Day, thus making

the Bendigo Cup a legitimate part of the Spring Racing Carnival!

Bendigo Jockey Club stages 25 race meetings annually, culminating in the Jayco Bendigo Cup in late October. What is the Club’s annual turnover? Millions – I don’t worry about that! That’s why we employ a top CEO in Ian Hart. Actually, turnover is just on $4 million annually. This is, of course, separate to any wagering activity on club meetings. It is a small business that amasses significant impact for the local economy, both directly and indirectly. >>






Q&A Bendigo racecourse comes alive on Cup day and you were again packed to the rafters with marquees. Do you see room for improvement though? Absolutely! Everybody at the BJC is working as a united team to make sure that all patrons attending the Bendigo Cup have a great experience and also showcase our wonderful racecourse: which is arguably one of the best in provincial Australia. We always think we can improve. We have several exciting projects that will be completed in the next six months to enhance the customer experience at Bendigo. We believe the new Cup date still has plenty of upside in the next few years.

with owner Gerr y Ryan hailing from the area. How impor tant a role do sponsors play? We are very fortunate to have Australia’s leading recreational and camping supplier Jayco as our major sponsor of the Cup … Bendigo and Jayco – it’s the only way to go. Financially, Jayco is an important contributor to the club’s annual performance. Secondly, being in partnership with respected brands such as a great Australian company like Jayco, helps the club’s own reputation and brand.

Bendigo Cup meeting aside, what’s your favourite ‘event’ for the year?

There have been some major technological advances in recent years. What is on the agenda for Bendigo Jockey Club over the next two years? The implementation of scanners will occur shortly for our main entrance gates. A range of important capital projects will improve the course facilities for patrons and for horse training. Industry standards for vision and interactivity continue to occur and our course will share in any new advancements and innovations made by the industry.

Bendigo racecourse is one of the most picturesque tracks in Australia. How many trainers and horses do you have on course? We have approximately 50 registered trainers and are working over 200 horses every morning. We are very fortunate in that we have Lloyd Williams, Leon Corstens and John Sadler bring their horses to do fast work at Bendigo.

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Jayco Bendigo Cup is a event for the ‘Goldfields’ a public holiday for the folk (city folk actually!). Jayco is a Bendigo icon,

Without doubt the Easter Racing Carnival at Oakbank! It’s a picnic race meeting, but on Easter Monday they have a crowd of almost 70,000 people.

Like every other race club, Bendigo is at the whim of Mother Nature. However, you also have the added threat this year of a locust plague. What preventative measures, if any, can you do to combat such tribulations? We have been extremely concerned about the locust >>


Q&A plague. We are fortunate the cold weather at the end of September early October has slowed them down, but we have purchased all the sprays and are ready to spray if and when they hatch and become a problem to the racecourse. Vigilance with patrols looking for signs of hatchings has occurred over the past few weeks and we hope farmers away from the racecourse are equally as vigilant. Naturally we are concerned about the potential migration of locusts from elsewhere to the racecourse if they reach adult stage.

What can ruling bodies or government do to maintain the viability of country race clubs? Quite simple really! Racing Victoria can give Bendigo the opportunity to run our Cup over 2400 metres, thus making it a qualifying condition for the Melbourne Cup. How good would it be? Showcasing Victoria’s two great Country Cups – the Geelong Cup one Wednesday, Bendigo Cup the next … both over 2400 metres. Also acknowledging that the costs of maintaining a large racing and training centre continue to escalate and thereby provide appropriate funding. That, coupled with a realistic set of race dates which allow the club sufficient event day opportunities to grow our own revenues.


Where do you envisage – or more specifically, where would you like to see Bendigo racing in 10 years time? I would hope that we are noted by our peers as the best provincial race club in Victoria and recognised as a leader in country racing in every aspect.

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It seems almost sacrilegious to be talking about it during the spring carnival, but hard as it is to believe, the 2011 yearlings sales are only just a little over two months away. And – as tradition dictates – the pipe opener is the Gold Coast Magic Millions from January 12-21. Grab your wallets people because it promises to be a cracker!





HE CREW AT MAGIC MILLIONS CAN afford to be a little cocky. Although at the time of going to press, the 2011 catalogue for their Gold Coast headliner had yet to be finalised, Track To Track was informed there would be “numerous future stars” and that “the 2012 Golden Slipper winner is probably among them”.

with the victory of Crystal Lily in the world’s richest race for juveniles, but then again, she’s a David Moodie home bred and wasn’t offered for sale.

Admittedly the Golden Slipper ‘rhythm’ was broken in 2010

But it’s not just about Slippers either. The John Wallace trained

As for those Golden Slipper winners offered for sale, Magic Millions has auctioned off seven of the last nine including Phelan Ready (2009), Sebring (2008) and Crystal Lily’s sire, Stratum (2005).


Shoot Out is now aiming for his biggest payday on the first Tuesday in November after running a classy fourth behind So You Think in the $3 million Cox Plate, picking up $130,000 for his troubles. Sold for just $15,000 at the 2008 Gold Coast Magic Millions, Shoot Out has now won just on $1.8 million for his grateful owners – Graham and Linda Huddy – who have cheered along as their pride and joy has won the AJC Derby-G1, >>





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Magic Millions is pretty darn proud of that sale: while they’ve had plenty of six figure lots knocked down under the tin roof, they’re keen to point out that you don’t have to be multi to shop on the Coast.

That said, you’ll probably need a winning lotto ticket to get anywhere near a High Chaparral (sire of Shoot Out and superstar So You Think) this summer, but when the Huddys were looking, he was just another well bred stallion with promise. Ain’t this game fun? With the sometimes dubious distinction of being first cab off the rank, the Gold Coast Magic Millions is usually the ideal barometer for the year ahead, i.e. if they’re not spending money on class bloodstock in the kind of party atmosphere that this sale generates, well, chances are they’re not going to fork it out later.



This year’s Gold Coast Magic Millions took a minor bump, averaging $126,399 (down from $131,632 in 2009) and grossing $66,640,500 for 515 sold ($66,211,000 for 503 sold in 2009).

However, with the Australian dollar doing so well overseas, international buyers may well be seeking a whole lot more than a suntan come January. And while we’re still a couple of weeks away from sighting a catalogue, a quick scan of the highlights will certainly get the juices flowing for prospective buyers. Top of the list for the aforementioned ‘internationals’ would likely be the Purrealist half brother to Starspangledbanner who has taken the world by storm with two Group Ones in England to follow up his pair of Group Ones in Oz. Meanwhile, the top end is also likely to be fighting out who takes home the first foal (by Exceed and Excel) of former Champion mare Miss Andretti; the full brother to Champion 2YO Sire, Stratum (by Redoute’s Choice); a half sister (by Ferocity) to Shoot Out (expect to pay more than $15,000!); a half brother (by Redoute’s Choice) to One World and First Command; an Encosta de Lago half sister


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BUDDY ENGLAND Chances are that every singer with a decent set of pipes has belted out a cover of That’s Life. Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jnr, Michael Bolton, Dean Martin … crikey, it was even something of a signature tune for Shirley Bassey. Buddy England, of Seekers and Mixtures fame, has also given it a decent whirl over the years: “I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, A poet, a pawn and a king. I've been up and down and over and out And I know one thing: Each time I find myself, flat on my face, I pick myself up and get back in the race. That’s life …” And this is Buddy England.


T’S EXACTLY 47.7 kilometres from Toolern Vale t o Melbo urne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Forty seven kilometres and almost forty years. Back in the day, Buddy England, as a belated member of the hugely popular Seekers, played in front of massive crowds at the Myer Music Bowl – up to 100,000 fans. Buddy also cites, as career highlights, strutting his stuff in front of royalty, including a command performance at the Opera House for Prince Charles. And while the crowds might be a tad more subdued these days: at clubs, dinner theatre, restaurants, civic centres et al, Buddy is pretty relaxed with his lot in life. You definitely get the impression that, from the life he’s led, there wasn’t too much left on the track.



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And besides, as the other half of boutique thoroughbred property – Warranooke Farm (“the slog end of the partnership”) – Buddy still gives a command performance every night, mixing feeds for a band of hungry mares and, for what he hopes will be, a highly promising stallion. But let’s not jump too far ahead … Buddy England was born in England (at Woking, south west of London) just after World War II, growing up in a musical family. “My sister was 11 years older and she was a good singer, and my brother – 10 years older – played guitar. Mum was pretty good on the piano, while my dad played accordion and harmonica,” Buddy recalls. “We didn’t have TV back then!” A dab hand on the drums, Buddy formed the Kay Brothers with his older sibling and they travelled to Australia appearing regularly on early Aussie TV icons such Sunny Side Up and IMT (In Melbourne Tonight). “The Kay Brothers were Melbourne’s answer to Sydney’s Allen Brothers,” Buddy points out. “Only, back then, I was lighter on my feet – both literally and metaphorically.” After a while Buddy’s brother – a qualified engineer – got married and scored a teaching gig, leaving Buddy to fly solo. Buddy would go on to appear in just about every variety program on Australian TV – The Go!! Show; Upbeat; Sunny Side Up; Ten On The Town; Johnny O’Keefe Show, Sing, Sing, Sing


and IMT, the Mike Walsh Show, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Good Morning Australia – along with a few ‘specials’ such as the Sammy Davis Junior Show. He even landed a couple of ‘acting’ roles on cop shows such as Homicide and The Detectives. Consequently, his regular appearances in front of the camera led to a recording contract with Festival Records with his first single – I’ve Come of Age – receiving very little airplay: “ballads didn’t get a hearing back then”. Buddy soon signed with EMI and immediately had success with If I Never Get To Love You (“written by the great Burt Bacharach”) and was

followed up by Doll’s House and Question before the career defining Movin’ Man which also charted in the USA and Cashbox Top 40. Buddy was then asked to return to England and sign with then Beatles publicist, Brian Somerville who, following the death of (Beatles manager) Brian Epstein, had a stable full of stars: Manfred Mann, The Walker Brothers, Peter & Gordon, Cilla Black, Crispian St. Peters, touring Europe with many of them. Buddy, he recalls proudly, also represented Australia at song festivals in Malta, Spain, Holland … even Sopot in Poland.

However, Buddy’s lingering legacy would undoubtedly be as a songwriter and producer.

My sister was 11 years older and she was a good singer, and my brother – 10 years older – played guitar. Mum was pretty good on the piano, while my dad played accordion and harmonica, We didn’t have TV back then!

Not only did he write many of his own releases, he also penned and produced chart successes for other artists such as The Strangers, The Vibrants, Everytime You Touch Me and Enigma for Tony Pantano (which also hit # 1 in Europe) and The Pattersons. Buddy also launched his own record company – Air – which, despite its early demise, found a niche in troubled waters. It was during this time that Buddy scored a huge hit for himself, Neanderthal Man, released under the name of The Love Story: “I had been around for a while and the radio station program managers decided not to regularly play my singles, so I thought I would let them know in a sneaky sort of way that I was still around and worthwhile… the rest is history.” (In May 1970 a group of record companies imposed a ban on the supply of free records to commercial radio stations

Returning to Oz, he would also share the stage with Billy Thorpe, Ray Brown and the Whispers, Johnny O’Keefe, The Easybeats, Gerry And The Pacemakers, Olivia Newton-John and David Frost.


after seeking ‘pay for play’ royalties. It paved the way for a number of local, independent labels to carve some territory, of which Buddy’s Air was one. The ban lasted from May to November). During this relatively short period, Air notched up four


charting singles, including three in the top 40. Another landmark was writing, scoring and producing the Australian single of the year Thank God You’re Here With Me and album of the year Early One Morning, for Benjamin Hugg.

Sadly, Air folded just as the future was looking very bright: “An accountant ran off with the loot and all the paperwork during a long weekend. The powers that be caught up with him some time later, but by that time it was all over bar the paying back of debts ... quite an enlightening experience really!” Subsequently, Buddy would join two of Australia’s greatest bands – one prior to fame and fortune and the other post pinnacle. When The Mixtures’ Idris Jones had an enforced stint on the sidelines due to a nasty illness, Buddy filled in for a couple of years, during which they has hits Here Comes Love Again and Ten Thousand Children. Not long after Idris rejoined the band, they had huge hits with The Pushbike Song and In The Summertime, both heading to the top of the charts in England and Australia. Buddy had close ties with The Seekers too and when the band reformed in >>


the mid 70s, he was asked to work on the musical and vocal arrangements, as well as the production of their new album, which was being recorded in England. The album went gold soon after its release and, a year later when Bruce Woodley left the band, the remaining members asked their old Buddy to jump on board. Even without the memorable vocals of Judith Durham and Woodley, The Seekers were still playing to packed houses and producing hit singles. Buddy would stay on for around seven years before the band eventually split. But if there’s ever proof that nostalgia is alive and well and that all old rock stars don’t fade into a drug addled sunset, Buddy is still riding the trail. A few years ago, The Seekers Athol Guy (musician-comepollie-come-musician) formed ‘Athol Guy and Friends’ and, consequently, Buddy was

straight back into the saddle.

We have around 60 odd kids here of a weekend learning how to ride.

“We toured Queensland earlier this year – from Cairns through to Brisbane – and I was pleasantly surprised to see that we filled the venues wherever we played,” Buddy muses. “Now, apart from regular shows at pubs, clubs and the odd corporate gig, our agent has booked us to tour four states in 2011, performing 16 to 20 gigs in each state!” Now, much of his time is devoted to a mute audience at Waranooke, assisting partner Catherine Shelley with general farm duties … and loving it! “Catherine is an accomplished horse person and also runs the Melton Equestrian Academy out of the farm,” Buddy points out. “We have around 60 odd kids here of a weekend learning how to ride correctly as well as general horse management. “Catherine’s




registered trainer and we’ve got six in work, including including youngsters by our stallion Luhaif.” Buddy’s eyes light up when he talks about Luhaif, an exceptionally well bred son of Octagonal who won in Sydney, breaking one track and one race record for John O’Shea before being snapped up for a bargain by Catherine with stud prospects in mind. Admittedly broodmare owners haven’t been knocking the door down to access this close relation of Snippets, but Buddy is confident that with Luhaif ’s oldest having just turned three, there’s a real chance his stallion can strike ‘gold’. Although mixing feeds in the middle of winter is a far cry from the lights of centre stage, Buddy England retains the same humour (slightly irreverent) and joie de vivre that are his hallmarks. In an interview with a magazine a few years back, Buddy revealed that he was still pottering around with his music and had a few irons in the fire, but if all else failed he would carry on breeding and racing thoroughbreds. “I can’t seem to get away from shonky industries! That’s life …”



… And that’s Buddy England.

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It’s probably fair to say that every one reading this magazine has had a wager at some stage.



HERE WILL BE a few of you that derive your living from gambling and a handful that confine their ‘speculations’ to the annual Melbourne Cup sweep.

Consequently, he has chronicled many of the sport’s major events – quite a few which make an appearance in his book – but also parts the curtains on some juicy tidbits that haven’t previously seen the light of day.

But the original statement still stands: you’ve all had a punt and, regardless of monetary value or frequency, you’d have a tale to tell of your own exploits or those of an associate. Patrick Bartley’s got a few – lots actually – and has compiled them for his colourful tome, On The Punt, which was released last week by Penguin Books.

Winning numerous awards, Bartley’s compadre at The Age, Andrew Rule points out: “Patrick is the rarest of journalists – one who has worked one beat from an early age, stuck to it and made it his own. Not long after leaving school he was baptised a member of the secret society by the late Jack ‘Lollies’ Elliot, legendary racing writer of the Melbourne Herald.”

And with the Melbourne Cup just days away, its publication has the timing of a Makybe Diva finishing burst.

Obviously residue from the lollies has stuck with Bartley’s tales sure to appeal to a pantheon of folk who have attempted to beat the odds.

Australians love their racing at this time of year, but Patrick has been romancing the turf, day in and day out, for decades as a prominent member of Melbourne’s racing writer fraternity.

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Australians love their racing at this time of year, but Patrick has been romancing the turf, day in and day out, for decades as a prominent member of Melbourne’s racing writer fraternity.


Mabel Read who won a motza on Galilee when he took out the Cups double in 1966, or the bloke who lost his job and had his last on the quaddie – winning $122,000. A personal favourite is the story of highly flying punter and ad man, John Singleton, who had backed his horse – Strawberry Road – to win 10 million quid in France’s Arc de Triomphe … and lost. In classic Singo style, he later opined: “I think it was Rudyard Kipling who said that if a bloke doesn’t have the whole lot on the flip of a coin, he’s not a man!” The great thing is, the tales in On The Punt are in bite sized

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The stallion ‘influx’ of 2008 proved to be a bumper crop with a host – no pun intended – of Group One winners from throughout the globe. Now the first of their progeny will be making appearances at yearlings sales across Australia and New Zealand from January onwards. KRISTEN MANNING provides a brief commentary on what’s coming.



A 4½ length winner of the G1 Haskell Invitational defeating Hard Spun and Curlin, this handsome dark brown entire won six of his 11 starts – amassing over $1 million in stakes. By one of Forty Niner’s finest sons, he is a half brother to the G3 winner Bohemian Lady.

Bernardini’s first crop is wowing ‘em in the northern hemisphere and there is good word about his first local crop.A triple G1 winner, beaten only twice in eight starts, he is by a US Horse Of The Year out of a G1 mare.

(Distorted Humor – Weekend In Indy by AP Indy)

Stands: Darley, VIC Fee: $22,000 (2008), $13,750 (2010) First crop: 76 (live foals)


(AP Indy – Cara Rafaela by Quiet American)

Stands: Darley, NSW Fee: $55,000 (2008), $38,500 (2010) First crop: 113 (live foals)




(Encosta de Lago – Cotehele House by My Swanee)

(Danehill – Savana City by New Regent)

Unraced, but beautifully bred: a son of a champion stallion out of a mare who has produced two highly successful stallions – Danewin and Commands. Grandam is the incomparable Eight Carat.

A Listed winner at Caulfield and also successful in Hong Kong, he is by a sire making stallion out of an AJC Oaks winner who also produced the multiple G1 winner Mr Vitality and the multiple stakes winners Rose O’War and Gunnamatta.

Stands: Larneuk Stud,VIC Fee: $4,400 (2008 & 2010) First crop: 80 (live foals)

Stands: Mungrup Stud,WA Fee: $13,200 (2008 & 2010) First crop: 106 (live foals)



By one of Danehill’s best sons, this G1 Chipping Norton Stakes winner is a half brother to the stakes winners Lord Of The Land and Tagus out of a stakes placed full sister to the dam of G1 juvenile Onemorenomore.

Only lightly raced with three wins from six starts in Chile, he is by Hussonet (70+ stakes winners) out of a stakes winning mare from a strong South American family. Full brother to dual G1 winner Host.

Stands: Patinack Farm, NSW

Stands: Kedarona Stud,VIC

Fee: $38,500 (2008), $27,500 (2010)

Fee: $7,700 (2008), $6,600 (2010)

First crop: 108 (live foals)

First crop: 13 (live foals)

(Flying Spur – Lady Capel by Last Tycoon)

(Hussonet – Colonna Traiana by Roy)




(Quest For Fame – Chimeara by Danehill)

G1 winner of the Rosehill Guineas, this tough bay is by a highly successful Epsom Derby winning stallion out of a stakes placed daughter of Eight Carat’s dual G1 winning granddaughter Tristalove.

(Pivotal – Obsessive by Seeking The Gold)

Stands: Lindsay Park Stud, SA

A G1 winner of the prestigious St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, this talented sprinter/miler is by a prolific son of Polar Falcon out of a stakes placed mare from the family of the US Champion 2YO Colt Chief’s Crown and the Kentucky Derby heroine Winning Colors.

Fee: $6,600 (2008), $5,500 (2010)

Stands: Coolmore Stud, NSW

First crop: 44 (live foals)



Fee: $24,750 (2008), $11,000 (2010) First crop: 77 (live foals)



(Danehill – Lagrion by Diesis)

(Fusaichi Pegasus – Circles Of Gold by Marscay)

One of Danehill’s most gifted racehorses, this handsome bay won 10 of 20 – six of his successes coming at G1 level including the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. ¾ brother to the UK Champion 2YO Filly Queen’s Logic, dam of the G2 winner Lady Of The Desert.

The best son of a Kentucky Derby winning sire of 50 stakes winners, this handsome fellow has great presence. A triple G1 winner in Australia and the UK, he is a half brother to another multiple G1 winner in Elvstroem. Is also closely related to star sprinter/miler Starspangledbanner.

Stands: Coolmore Stud, NSW

Stands: Coolmore Stud, NSW

Fee: $44,000 (2008), $22,000 (2010)

Fee: $55,000 (2008), $24,750 (2010)

First crop: 115 (live foals)

First crop: 101 (live foals)




Stylish winner of seven of 13 including the G1 King’s Bishop Stakes over seven furlongs (1400m).Also runner up in the Kentucky Derby, he is by a superb sire of sires out of a stakes winning mare from the family of the Kentucky Derby winner Chateaugay.

A G1 winner in Chile and the USA (the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland), he is by Weekend Hussler’s sire out of a stakes winning mare from a strong South American family.

(Danzig – Turkish Tryst by Turkoman)

Stands: Darley,VIC Fee: $33,000 (2008), $22,000 (2010) First crop: 84 (live foals)


(Hennessy – Meadow Flyer by Meadowlake)

(Hussonet – Colonna Traiana by Roy)

Stands: Swettenham Stud,VIC Fee: On application (2008), $14,500 (2010) First crop: 84 (live foals)


(Hussonet – Villa Elisa by Roy)

First progeny are starting to progress in the USA. Six times winner from 10 starts, twice successful at G1 level by wide margins over short trips. Grandson of Storm Cat out of a stakes placed mare.

One of his sire’s best runners, crowned Argentina’s Champion 2YO Colt, he was unbeaten in five starts – three at two, two at three. Bred on a 2 x 4 cross of Mr Prospector.

Stands: Darley, NSW

Stands: Patinack Farm, NSW

Fee: $27,500 (2008), $19,250 (2010)

Fee: $30,250 (2008), $22,000 (2010)

First crop: 86 (live foals)

First crop: 85 (live foals)


(Flying Spur – Scandinavia by Snippets)

By a G1 sprinting son of a Golden Slipper winner, he is bred for speed and had plenty of it. Tough and honest, he won or placed in 10 G1s (inc. AJC The Galaxy) and is out of a G3 winning juvenile/multiple G1 placed who has also produced the G2 speedster Wilander and is grandam of unbeaten Black Caviar. Stands: Eliza Park,VIC Fee: $27,500 (2008), $22,000 (2010) First crop: 85 (live foals)





A big strong fellow by a classy and reliable son of Storm Cat, this G2 winning sprinter is a half brother to the multiple G1 winner Racing To Win. Descendant of the acclaimed matriarch La Troienne.

Gutsy winner of the G1 C.F Orr Stakes and four other races (first four in six G1s). Son of a champion sire of sires out of a G1 mare who has also produced the speedy dual Listed winner Strada. Family of the G1 fillies Cure and Key.

(Tale Of The Cat – Surrealist by Kenny’s Best Pal)

Stands: Makybe,VIC Fee: $8,800 (2008 & 2010) First crop: 83 (live foals)


(Flying Spur – Traceable by Rahy)

A G2 winning juvenile, he is by a champion sire out of a great international family – his grandam being the South African Champion 3YO Filly Tracy’s Element, dam of reigning Horse Of The Year Typhoon Tracy and stallion prospect Red Element. Closely related to the successful stallions Danasinga and Towkay.

Stands: Eliza Park,VIC Fee: $18,150 (2008), $9,900 (2010) First crop: 74 (live foals)

SOLDIER’S TALE (USA) (Stravinsky – Myrtle by Batshoof)

High class sprinter, winner of four of eight including the G1 Golden Jubilee Stakes at Ascot. By one of Nureyev’s finest sire sons out of a G3 placed mare from the family of the G1 winner Lemon Souffle. Stands: Swettenham Stud,VIC

Stands: Darley, NSW

Fee: $13,750 (2008), $14,500 (2010)

Fee: $11,000 (2008), $7,700 (2010)

First crop: 61 (live foals)

First crop: 90 (live foals)


(Danehill – Shindig by Straight Strike)



(Street Cry – Bedazzle by Dixieland Band)

Eclipse Champion 2YO in the US and at three a memorable winner of the Kentucky Derby, he is by an outstanding Machiavellian stallion from the family of the high class stallions Danehill Dancer and Mr Greeley. Stands: Darley, NSW Fee: $55,000 (2008), $38,500 (2010)

WONDERFUL WORLD (AUS) (Agnes World – Success Tale by Success Express)

Winner of one of Australia’s prominent sire making races: the G1 Caulfield Guineas. By a G1 son of Danzig from the family of the G1 sprinters Spartacus and Del Este. Stands: Patinack Farm, NSW Fee: $22,000 (2008), $12,100 (2010) First crop: 99 (live foals)

First crop: 88 (live foals)


(Hussonet – Movie Producer by Give Me Strength)

A three times G1 winner in Chile and also successful at G3 level in the US, he won six of 14 and was unplaced only three times. Chilean Horse Of The Year, he is a half brother to another star of that country, the champion mare Madame Victoire.

(Fusaichi Pegasus – Natural Is My Name by Naturalism)

A very fast juvenile, winner of the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes and second in both the Golden Slipper and the Blue Diamond. By a Kentucky Derby winner out of a stakes placed half sister to successful young stallion Not A Single Doubt from the family of the outstanding sire Snippets. Stands:Turangga Farm, NSW

Stands:Yarraman Park Stud, NSW

Fee: $16,500 (2008), $11,000 (2010)

Fee: On application (2008), $11,000 (2010)

First crop: 54 (live foals)

First crop: 26 (live foals)


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Born on August 30 at Cressfield, this foal has a definite look of his sire Starcraft. He is out of the stakes placed city winner Smart And Sassy - half sister to the dual Listed winner Key Target, grandam of the WA Oaks winner Impressive Jeuney.

A dashing lass by the in-form Bel Esprit, this filly bred by June Fletcher is a half sister to the very promising Adronica out of the Encosta de Lago mare Mycedes.


By the triple Gr.1 winner Barely A Moment, this boy is out of the Casual Lies mare New Fibs, a half sister to the dual stakes winner Dazzling Belle. He arrived on October 14 at Epona Lodge, Pearcedale.


This gentle lad by Primus is the third foal for the three times winning Pentire mare Macedon Magic who hails from the family of the exciting stayer Linton.

By Darley's Street Sense, this gorgeous boy is out of the city placed Geiger Counter mare Royal Thong, half sister to the dual Gr.3 winner Cahuita.

The first foal for the regally bred Redoute's Choice stalllion May'Haab, this colt is out of a three times winning half sister to the multiple stakes winner Stoneyfell Road - dam of the Gr.1 mare Princess Coup

A bold bay colt, he is by Golden Snake out of the Made Of Gold mare Gold Patriot -Â making him a full brother to the outstanding Singapore galloper Super Gold, a dual Gr.3 winner.

A bold foal with plenty of spark, this lovely fellow is by Greenwood Lake out of the successful mare Bell Star whose four winners between them have won 20 races including the promising Uphebobs

Bred by Master O'Reilly's owner Bill Sutcliffe with Victorian breeder June Fletcher, this strapping colt is by O'Reilly out of the General Nediym mare Queen Mary who is closely related to Master O'Reilly. She pays a return visit to that stallion this year.


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