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Issue #52 | August 09 | $4.95 AUD

Greenwood Lake

ANDREW CLARKE

Living Legends

AGISTMENT FEATURE Get on ‘board’

JACQUELINE ROUGE Call the Buttler

Australia’s Leading Racehorse Trading Magazine

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Standing two exciting imports… BYBLOS 1995 ch HUSSONET – BRITTANY’S DREAM (by Worldwatch) GROUP ONE winner of the Premio Municipal de Vina del Mar. 19 starts – 4 wins, 10 placings, also winner of the Premio Thompson Matthews-Gr.3, successful from 1200m – 1900m – tough, classy and honest. Son of the influential Mr Prospector stallion HUSSONET – sire of 65 s’w incl the Australian champion WEEKEND HUSSLER, the Blue Diamond Stakes winner REAAN and the millionaires WILD SPIRIT, PRINTEMPS & HOST. Full brother to the Listed winner PERFECT MATCH out of the Gr.1 placed stakes winning mare BRITTANY’S DREAM – also dam of the s’p Annecy, dam of the Gr.3 winner AMARNA. Bred on the outstanding Mr Prospector/Northern Dancer cross, Byblos hails from a prolific international family with stakes winners in the United States, South America, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Served over 100 mares at his debut last spring.

Fee: $11,000 inc GST - Free Return


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BARBAJUAN 2001 b.h DANEHILL DANCER – COURTIER (by Saddlers’ Hall)

Remarkably tough , sound and reliable performer– the winner of 10 races and over $615,000 in stakes. Winner of the Gr.3 Solario Stakes in the UK and the Winter Trophy-Gr.3 in Macau. Four times stakes placed in three countries – England, Italy & Macau. By Danehill’s outstanding sire son DANEHILL DANCER – dual Gr.1 winning sire of 92 s’w incl the Gr.1 winners CHOISIR, MASTERCRAFTSMAN, PRIVATE STEER, AGAIN, LIGHT FANTASTIC, SPECIOSA, WHERE OR WHEN, ALEXANDER TANGO, MISS BEATRIX & ARAPAHO MISS. Hails from the prolific black type family of PAR EXCELLANCE, KHOZAAM, HAWAJISS, FAST COMPANY, TORUMBA, FAIZA and Australia’s emerging Gr.1 winning stallion CHARGE FORWARD. Line-bred to the mighty Northern Dancer through two of his best sons – DANZIG & SADLER’S WELLS.

Fee: $6,600 inc GST

- Payable 45 day test - LFG

Eagle Park Stud • Ph: 02 6365 4491 • Fax: 02 6365 4493 • Mob: 0409 068 765 michael@eagleparkstud.com.au • www.eagleparkstud.com.au


The bear that flew ... BEARCAT

Bay 1999, Danehill (USA) - Fitting by Marscay

This stallion fits every need!

2009 fee:

$4,400 inc. GST * Explosive speed (smashing 1400m track record at Happy Valley) * Outstanding type ($700,000 yearling at 2001 Australian Easter Yearling Sale) * Full brother to highly successful sire CATBIRD (13 SWs inc. G1 winner Cats Fun) & DANBIRD (GW 2YO whose yearlings have sold up to $250k) * Great fertility (covered 83 mares in 2008) * First 2YOs this spring

Book now ... it doesn’t bear to be late!

Kent Johnston, ph: (08) 97281310 mob: 0418 932 849 email: tauntonvale@gateway.net.au • Taunton Vale, WA www.tracktotrack.com

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SOLD

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GIVE YOURSELF A FIGHTING CHANCE!

- STALLION FOR SALE -

FIGHTING FALCON

IRONGATE AUTO HOTM 16-19 Jacqueline Rouge

1996 b.h MANILA – LOVLIER LAURA (by Bold Forbes)

GROUP WINNING U.S MILER

SOLD $20,000 ono

Member of the ever flourishing NORTHERN DANCER sire line. Fighting Falcon entered stud in 2003, his oldest progeny are four. From limited runners, Fighting Falcon is the sire of 10 individual winners the talented stakes placed Hawkeye Mort and the promising lightly raced gallopers Proud Falcon, Flying Falcon, Aussie Fighter, etc. Sire of winners in Australia, Malaysia and South Africa.

Nigel Reid 0419 967 879 • nigel.reid@heytesbury.com.au

The stallion is under negotiations. Had plenty of calls from local to all over Australia. – Heytesbury Stud

RACING FEATURE 28-30 Darby Munro STALLION WATCH 40-41 Count Albrecht RUBBER BELT MART TRAINERS REPORT 46-48 Leigh Dunstone HORSEMANS CORNER 50-51 Triple Crown

THE RACEHORSE YARD

Horsewear

The best way to move unwanted, disputed or unrealised ‘diamond in the rough’ horses!

Full sister to Golden Slipper winner HA HA Dam of 4 winners Progeny have sold up to $250,000 In foal to son of Hussonet, HOST. $42,000 no GST 0414 944 094 or (02) 9997 3019, NSW 2yo colt by Freeze Broken in, educated, does everything right, cant fault him. Beautiful colt quiet good to shoe, float ready to go to work. Selling due to owners health. $4000 ono (02) 65414 323 or 0419 227 403, NSW 11yo Brown Mare OUR MAIZCAY - BAGUETTE’S GIRL In foal to ROCK OF CASHEL. $3000 (07) 54917345 or 0421 606 275, QLD

13yo black geld 16.1hh

MISWAKI mare

Done lots of flat work one show one ribbon. Should go a long way. $3000 (02) 65414 323 or 0419 227 4035, NSW

From top US family Dam of 3 winners In foal to hot new sire NOT A SINGLE DOUBT Expecting Aug foal 0414 944 094 or (02) 9997 3019, NSW

Isle of Elba Half Hennessy – Bold Elba Striking 2YO Chestnut gelding with white markings. Suit provincial Trainer. $1500 neg (03) 9540 0317 or 407 803 723, VIC 5yo mare by Magic Albert Big strong mare. Would make a great broodmare. $500 (02) 6541 4323 or 0419 227 403, NSW

SOLD

MAISETTE

1997 br.mare Our Maizcay – Baguette’s Girl (by Baguette) Half sister to the speedy Gr.3 winner ST RORY from the family of recent Macau Gr.1 s’winner GOD OF WAR. In foal to the beautifully bred Danehill stallion Rock Of Cashel. $3000 0421 606 275 or (07) 54917345, QLD Float Brand New Never Used Professionally made Fiberglass on galv steel Independent elec brakes High back door Fully rubber lined Photo available. $8,600 0421 606 275 or (07) 54917345, QLD • Horses under $1000 are FREE • Horses over $1000 are $55 per horse

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3yo filly by Belong To Me Nice and quiet to ride, shoe float, unraced. Race or breed. $500 (02) 65414 323 or 0419 227 403, SA Yearling Colt

Sire: Aristotle Dam: Visual Dream (Eagle Eyed) Strong bay colt-Sadler’s Wells x E.Eyed/Danehill x Luskin Star x Sir Tristram. Melb.Syd.Adel.Bris. winners inc. Wehaveadream Flem.09. Sale or Lease (03) 5261 4686 or 0419 386829, VIC JAYWALK 2004 b/br.m Dangerous – Imprevu (by Rancho Ruler) City placed winner, just off the track Family of champion stayer RECKLESS Kristen: 0428 563 917 Lead pony 14yo Good at his job great with breakers, no kick $600 0422 900 322, NSW

SPECIAL FEATURE 22-23 Agistment

TRICKLE DOWN REIN 2003 b.m Favorite Trick Emerald Rein (by Brummel Who) Half sister to Gr.1 sprinter PHAREIN Not served All offers considered Kristen: 0428 563 917

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RUBIGAME 2002 br.m Rubiton – Just A Game (by Luskin Star) Winning half sister to 4 winners, just off track FREE to good home Kristen: 0428 563 917

54-57 First Season Sires

RANDHAWA 2002 b.m Monolith – Shahnaaz (by Bagwis) Half sister to Gr.2 winner GRINDLEY In foal to RAKTI All offers considered Kristen: 0428 563 917

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BEGUM 1997 b.m Maroof – Great Status (by Centaine) City winning half sister to Gr.2 winner CEDAR MANOR In foal to RAKTI All offers considered Kristen: 0428 563 917 PORTENTOUS 2001 b.m Dangerous – Welcoming (by Salmon Leap) Dam is a half sister to Gr.3 winner PRIME ADDRESS In foal to NIELLO All offers considered Kristen: 0428 563 917

Melbourne Winter

Not Fazed Sire: Fasliyev Broodmare in foal to Essemell Double cross of Nureyev $999 0422 900 322, NSW www.tracktotrack.com

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Dispersal Sale Yearlings - all broken in

¾ to Not A Single Doubt

Starcraft Colt

2 time G1 winner From Northern Hemisphere Still in training, ideal to race or breed.

ENCOSTA DE LAGO

Ombra Della Sera Filly Closely related to Clay Hero

Encosta de Lago Filly Platinum Scissors Colt

STARCRAFT

Hidden Dragon Colt

SOLD

Iglesia Gelding Stakes placed

Paul Frewer

Two Year Olds

REDOUTE’S CHOICE

Prices from

$10k-$350k

Must sell.

From the family of Elvstroem and Haradasun. Already galloping competitively against (and beating) stakes performed horses. Will make a serious racehorse.

Galileo Stallion

Ownership in administration

Redoute’s Choice Filly

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t the time of going to press a number of trainers’ and jockeys’ premierships were going right down to the wire, but we’re particularly interested in the outcome of the Australian Horse of the Year for the 2008/09 season. Last year 6-time Group One winner, Weekend Hussler, was a lay down misere for the gong, despite Apache Cat having lifted five at racing’s most elite level.

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However, for the first time in years, there doesn’t appear to be a clear favourite. Both Niconero and Theseo have won three Group Ones apiece, while 10 horses – Apache Cat, Gallica, Maldivian, Metal Bender, Purple, Rebel Raider, Samantha Miss, Scenic Blast, Takeover Target and Vision and Power – have won a pair.

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Greenwood Lake

ANDREW CLARKE

Living Legends

AGISTMENT FEATURE Get on ‘board’

JACQUELINE ROUGE Call the Buttler

Australia’s Leading Racehorse Trading Magazine

www.tracktotrack.com

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Niconero and Theseo both have valid claims, particularly as the former’s treble included an Australian Cup, while the latter won two at weight for age, plus the time honoured Epsom. And Maldivian won the Cox Plate which carries considerably more weight than the 59kgs he lumped at Moonee Valley. That said, Apache Cat has now won eight Group Ones in the past three seasons and Scenic Blast set the world on its ear when he won the King’s Stand in England, turning his two Aussie Group Onesto to a total of three. But I’m going for Takeover Target : it’s his last hurrah and reckon they’ll want to send the old bloke out on a high.

An outstanding athlete, GREENWOOD LAKE was a Group One winning 2YO in North America and a three quarter maternal brother to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 winner and high class Australian sire Success Express (32 SWs, inc. 8 G1 winners). Greenwood Lake is already the sire of over 70% winners to runners in USA while his first Australian bred yearlings sold to $110,000 in 2009. Greenwood Lake stands this season at Racetree at a fee of $8,800 inc. GST.

August also spells the first day of the foaling season (officially anyway) and a number of owners will be seeking the best ‘housing’ options for their mares and foals. Track to Track is here to help and you can check out our agistment feature on page 22.

Phone 07 5544 1204, email enquiries@racetree.com.au or visit www.racetree.com.au for further information.

Best wishes,

BOOKING ENQUIRIES

1300 859 987 8

For mine though, it boils down to three … Apache Cat, Scenic Blast and Takeover Target.

sales@tracktotrack.com

Penny Verco Publisher


Contact: Jason Timperley jason@lindsaypark.com.au 0488 066 149 03 9376 4368

N O I T C U D E R SALE

BROODMARES TAG JEUR

(Jeune/Comaage 1999) In foal to Face Value (lsd 30/9/08) Three time winner. In foal to first season sire FACE VALUE (Group winner, 2nd G1 Caulfield Guineas). $8,000 + GST

GOLD LEAVES

(Ksar/Cherie Avion 1991) In foal to Real Jester (lsd 22/10/08) Half sister to four time stakes winner in SE Asia. Has produced two winners from two starters. $4,000 + GST

ETERNAL DESIRE

RACING/BREEDING FILLY TUDOR SPIRIT

(Real Jester/Spirit of Tudor 2006) Two time metro winning sprinter (7 starts 2-1-1). Good form- 2nd behind G3 placed Miss With Attitude, defeating G3 winner Majestic Music. 3rd behind stakes placed Musigny. Sound and ready to go on with. Full sister to Maribyrnong Trial runner up RED ENZO. $25,000 + GST

RACE GELDINGS IJUBANI

(Lion Hunter/Born Bright 2004) 13 starts (3 wins, 2 placings). Has won from 1000-1400m. Suit country racing. $15,000 + GST

(Euclase/Star Froth 1999) In foal to Barely a Moment (lsd 22/10/08) Metro winner as a 2yo. Direct descendant of G1 winners LAELIA (3rd dam)and FROTH (4th dam). First foal is a winner in Singapore, Second foal (2006 gelding by Blevic) just sold to Hong Kong. In foal to triple G1 winner Barely a Moment. $18,000 + GST

(Mossman/Bisbetica 2006) Unraced gelding out of half-sister to Group winner VIGIL from the family of G1 winners CALEDONIAN BOY and LADY OF THE PINES. $35,000 + GST

MORE THAN FAIR

ACTION HERO

(Military Plume/Lady Fair 1999) In foal to Zizou (lsd 12/11/08) Three time metro winner (4th in Listed race) out of stakes placed Bletchingly mare. From the family of G1 winners STRAWBERRY FAIR and BARKADA. First foal two wins, second foal (2006 by Face Value) impressive trial winner in NZ- sold to Hong Kong. In foal to Blue Diamond/Golden Slipper runner up ZIZOU. $35,000 + GST

COCKTAIL EVENING

(Jeune/Alzabella 1999) In foal to Purrealist (lsd 29/11/08) Metro winner (4th in Listed race) and half sister to a Stakes winner. In foal to Group winner. $35,000 + GST

MOSSMEISTER

(Danzero/Filming 2005) Last start winner, first up over 1050m (22 July 09). Fit and in work. $50,000 + GST

PIVOTAL MOMENT

(Pivotal/Speciality 2006) **Must sell. Ownership in administration** Broken in but untried due to unpaid training bills. This colt has a stallion’s pedigree. By PIVOTAL, one of the leading sires in Europe (2009 service fee 65,000 Pounds). Out of a half sister to three group winners including dual G1 winner (and Melbourne Cup runner-up CENTRAL PARK). Closely related to Dubai World Cup (G1 winner) MOON BALLAD. $60,000 + GST *NOTE Offers/prices subject to approval by owners.


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THE SENSATIONAL MR PROSPECTOR – NUREYEV CROSS!

Son of the highly successful dual hemisphere stallion GEIGER COUNTER, sire of 52 stakes winners incl the Gr.1 winners GOLD GURU, REACTIVE, HARD TO GET, MINEGOLD, RARATONGA TREATY and NUCLEAR DEBATE. Grandson of the legendary MR PROSPECTOR, sire of 48 stakes winners – the explosive sire line that has produced the current stars WEEKEND HUSSLER, APACHE CAT, BANK ROBBER, REAAN, DEVIL MOON, etc.

DVD Available Bay 1997 GEIGER COUNTER – LADY GISELLE (by Nureyev) Free Return (Conditions apply) FEE $2,200 inc GST NEG

And an explosive stallion family – a half brother out of Champion Australian Broodmare LADY GISELLE to the mighty ZABEEL, Australian Guineas-Gr.1 winning sire of an amazing 114 stakes winners – 38 Gr.1 winners. SPEED! Australian bred and raced, set a sizzling class record over 1400m

PEDIGREE GEIGER COUNTER (USA) B. 1982

Standing at

Rockhampton Equine Breeding Centre Contact:- Breeding Centre: Dan Baker Ph: 07 4934 7202 or:- Owner: Debbie Power Ph: 07 4978 7669 Mob 0400 242 611

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LADY GISELLE (FR) B. 1982


One of Australia’s most VERSATILE Sires Sire of:

GROUP ONE WINNERS STAKES HORSES from 1200 metres to 2400 metres STAKES HORSES as two year-olds, three year-olds and four year-olds OUTSTANDING COLTS AND OUTSTANDING FILLIES

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Sire of:

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Gr1 COOLMORE CLASSIC winner REGAL CHEER, Gr1 AJC OAKS WINNER RENA’S LADY, TOP SPIN Gr1 winner of $1,794,827, RAISE (Gr3 Adrian Knox), METHANE ($868,703), MY LADY’S CHAMBER (Gr1 Stakes Horse of $382,500), SALIENTE (Stakes Performer 8 wins $278,000), VEGAS STAR Gr3 winner of $210,535 and WEMBLEY (Stakes Performing 2YO winning 2008 Inglis 2YO Challenge) plus winners of approx $10 million.

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versatile ARENA’S crack 3YO filly CHEER wins the Gr1 (Danehill-Lee’s BidREGAL by Tawfiq) Coolmore Classic over 1500m defeating Star Shiraz and Mnemosyne.

The (Danehill-Lee’s Bid by Tawfiq)

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One of Australia’s most VERSATILE Sires

One of Australia’s most VERSATILE Sires

Sire of:

GROUP ONE WINNERS STAKES HORSES from 1200 metres to 2400 metres ● GROUP ONE STAKES Sire HORSESof: as two year-olds, three year-olds and WINNERS four year-olds OUTSTANDING COLTS AND ●OUTSTANDING FILLIES

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Sire of:

STAKES HORSES from 1200 metres to 2400 metres STAKES HORSES as two year-olds, three year-olds and four year-olds The versatile ARENA’S crack 3YO filly REGAL CHEER wins the Gr1 OUTSTANDING COLTS AND OUTSTANDING FILLIES Coolmore Classic over 1500m defeating Star Shiraz and Mnemosyne.

1 COOLMORE CLASSIC winner REGAL CHEER, Gr1 AJC OAKS WINNER RENA’S LADY, TOP SPIN Gr1 winner of ● METHANE ($868,703), MY LADY’S CHAMBER (Gr1 Stakes Horse of 794,827, RAISE (Gr3 Adrian Knox), 82,500), SALIENTE (Stakes Performer 8 wins $278,000), VEGAS STAR Gr3 winner of $210,535 and WEMBLEY akes Performing 2YO winning ● 2008 Inglis 2YO Challenge) plus winners of approx $10 million.

Sire of:

GROUP ON STAKES HO STAKES HO OUTSTAND

Gr1 COOLMOR $1,794,827, RA $382,500), SAL (Stakes Perform

Gr1 COOLMORE CLASSIC winner REGAL CHEER, Gr1 AJC OAKS WINNER RENA’S LADY, TOP SPIN Gr1 winner of $1,794,827, RAISE (Gr3 Adrian Knox), METHANE ($868,703), MY LADY’S CHAMBER (Gr1 Stakes Horse of 1st - VALIXIR - Elvstroem $382,500), SALIENTE (Stakes Performer 8 wins $278,000), VEGAS STAR Gr3 winner of $210,535 and2nd WEMBLEY (Stakes Performing 2YO winning 2008 Inglis 2YO Challenge) plus winners of approx $10 million.

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Valixir Valixir

The versatile ARENA’S classy RENA’S LADY wins

The versatile ARENA’S crack the 3YO filly the Gr1 Gr1REGAL AJCCHEER Oakswins over 2400m. Coolmore Classic over Lomar-Valixir 1500m defeating Star Shiraz and3:24 Mnemosyne. Aug09 23/07/09 PM Page 1 Lomar-Valixir Aug09 23/07/09 3:24 PM Page 1

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Classy 2YO WEMBLEY current 2YO Stakes Performer easily wins Classy 20082YO Inglis 2YOcurrent Classiic WEMBLEY 2YO Stakes Performer

The versatile ARENA’S classy RENA’S LADY wins the Gr1 AJC Oaks over 2400m.

easily wins 2008 Inglis 2YO Classiic

Outstanding Value - Service Fee: $9,350 Outstanding Value - Service Fee: $9,350 ($8,500 + $850 gst) (ppt 45 days) - Free Return (conditions apply) Longchamp Prix d’Ispahan-G1 ($8,500 + $850 gst) (ppt 45 days) - Free Return (conditions apply)

Valixir Valixir

The multiple Gr1 winner

BB. 6/09

Outstanding value The multiple Gr1 winner Werombi NSW 2570 Enquiries: Fred Peisah 1st Floor, Suite 30, 26 Cross Street, Double Bay NSW 2028 (02) 9362 8100 ● (02) 9416 1603 (A/H) ● Fax (02) 9362 8677 ● Mobile 0418 408 804 2570 Enquiries: Fred Peisah ● www.lomarparkstud.com Email: lomarpark@bigpond.com ●

Werombi NSW 1st Floor, Suite 30, Cross Street, Double Bay NSW 2028 1st26 - VALIXIR 2ndService - Elvstroemfee BRILLIANT PRECOCIOUS● 2YO (02) 9362 8100 ● (02) 9416 1603 (A/H) ● Fax (02) 9362 8677 ● Mobile 0418 408 804 ($12,000 Email: lomarpark@bigpond.com ● www.lomarparkstud.com WINNER - won first two starts

The PERFECT OUTCROSS sire

BB. 6/09

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Valixir

The multiple Gr1 winner $13,200

The multiple Gr1 winner + $1,200 GST)

days) - Free Return (conditions apply) Theover PERFECT OUTCROSS sire ARENA’S crack 3YO filly REGAL CHEER wins(pptthe45Gr1 The versatile 1200m

Classy 2YO WEMBLEY 2YO Stakes Performer Coolmore Classic 1500m defeating Star1st Shiraz and Mnemosyne. The PERFECT OUTCROSS sire currentover - VALIXIR easily wins 2008 Inglis 2YO Classiic ✦ EUROPE’S TOP RATED MILER 1st - VALIXIR 2nd - Elvstroem BRILLIANT PRECOCIOUS 2YO ing Value Service Fee: $9,350 ($8,500 + $850 gst) (ppt 45 days) Free Return (conditions apply) ✦ The PERFECT OUTCROSS sire ✦ BRILLIANT PRECOCIOUS 2YO 8 wins including: 1st VALIXIR WINNER - won first starts WINNER - STAKES wontwo first two starts ASCOT QUEEN ANNE 1600MBRILLIANT PRECOCIOUS 2YO over 1200m✦ (def. STARCRAFT by 2 lengths) Longchamp Prix d’Ispahan-G1 overGr11200m

e ARENA’S classy RENA’S LADY wins e Gr1 AJC Oaks over 2400m.

The multiple Gr1 w

Werombi NSW 2570 Enquiries: Fred Peisah 1st Floor, Suite 30, 26 Cross Street, Double Bay NSW 2028 (02) 9362 8100 ● (02) 9416 1603 (A/H) ● Fax (02) 9362 8677 ● Mobile 0418 408 804 Email: lomarpark@bigpond.com ● www.lomarparkstud.com

OUTCROSS sire

Outstanding value

2nd - Elvstroem ●

BB. 6/09

WINNER - won first two starts LONGHAMPS PRIX d’ISPAHAN-Gr1 ✦ EUROPE’S TOP RATED MILER ✦ The PERFECT (def. ELVSTROEM by 2 lengths) EUROPE’S TOP RATED MILER 8 wins including: over 1200m ●

The versatile ARENA’S c the Gr1 AJC O

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1st - VALIXIR

BRILLIANT PRECOCIOUS 2YO 8✦wins including: PEDIGREE full of group winners ASCOT QUEEN STAKES✦ 1600MService fee ✦ ANNE EUROPE’S TOP RATED MILER WINNER won first two starts Gr1 (def. Aug09 STARCRAFT byPM2 Page lengths) Longchamp Lomar-Valixir 23/07/09 3:24 1 $13,200 ($12,000 + $1,200 GST) Prix d’Ispahan-G1 8 wins including: ✦ Grandson of unbeaten 2YO SHARPEN UP ASCOT QUEEN ANNEchampion STAKES 1600M(ppt 45 days) - Free Return (conditions apply) d’ISPAHAN-Gr1 great sireLONGHAMPS of champions PRIX and leading sires. over 1200m ASCOT QUEEN ANNE STAKES 1600MGr1 (def. STARCRAFT by 2bylengths) (def. ELVSTROEM 2 lengths)

Valixir

Longchamp Prix d’Ispahan-G1

Outstanding value ✦ EUROPE’S TOP RATED MILER Gr1 (def. STARCRAFT by 2 lengths) Longchamp Prix d’Ispahan-G1 LONGHAMPS PRIXfull d’ISPAHAN-Gr1 ✦ PEDIGREE of group winners Service fee ✦ ✦ 8 wins including: LONGHAMPS PRIX d’ISPAHAN-Gr1 (def. ELVSTROEM by 2 lengths) $13,200 ($12,000 + $1,200 GST) ✦ Grandson of unbeaten champion 2YO SHARPEN UP -

OUTSTANDING FIRST CROP FOALS

Outstanding value

QUEEN ANNE STAKES (ppt 1600M(def. ELVSTROEMASCOT by 2 lengths) 45 days) - Free Return (conditions apply)

great sire of champions and leading sires.STARCRAFT by 2 lengths) Outstanding value Longchamp Pri Gr1 (def. PEDIGREE full ARENA’S of groupclassy winners fee The versatile RENA’S LADY wins ClassyService 2YO WEMBLEY current 2YO Stakes Performer

PEDIGREE full of group winners

✦AJC Oaks over 2400m. the Gr1 LONGHAMPS

Service fee The multiple Gr1 winner

PRIX d’ISPAHAN-Gr1

easily wins 2008 Inglis 2YO Classiic

$13,200 ($12,000 + $1,200 GST) Grandson of unbeaten champion 2YO SHARPEN $13,200 ($12,000 + $1,200 GST) ✦ OUTSTANDING ✦ (conditions ✦ Grandson of unbeaten champion 2YO SHARPEN UP -45 days) FIRST CROP FOALS (def. ELVSTROEM by 2UP lengths) Free 45 Return apply) (conditions apply) Outstanding Value Service Fee: $9,350 ($8,500 (ppt + $850 gst) -(ppt days) Free Return (ppt 45 days) - Free Return (conditions apply) Outstanding va great sire of champions sires.and leading sires. greatand sireleading of champions ✦

✦ PEDIGREE The PERFECT OUTCROSS sire full of group winners 1st - VALIXIR ✦ Grandson of unbeaten champion 2YO SHARPEN UP BRILLIANT PRECOCIOUS 2YO ✦ Werombi NSW 2570 Enquiries: Fred great sire of champions and leading Peisah sires. WINNER - won1stfirst twoSuite starts Floor, 30, 26 Cross Street, Double Bay NSW 2028 (02) 9362 8100 ● (02) 9416 1603 (A/H) ● Fax (02) 9362 8677 ● Mobile 0418 408 804 over●1200m Sire of:

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C R O M A R T R Y PA R K INVESTOR’S DREAM (BRZ) br/blk 1998 SPEND A BUCK – DANDY PAT (by Ghadeer)

Brazilian Champion 2Y0 Colt, winner of three of four at two incl the Grande Premio Jilano Martins-Gr.1. Competitive at Gr.1 level in the United States and a winner at Hollywood Park. By US Horse Of The Year SPEND A BUCK, sire of 37 stakes winners. Full brother to the Gr.1 winner JOCKEY’S DREAM.

LORDS A LEAPING (NZ) bay 2001 ZABEEL – TURTLE DOVE (by Bluebird)

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REDOUTABLE bay 2001 REDOUTE’S CHOICE – MY PINK (by Slew O’Gold)

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JACQUELINE ROUGE 5YO Chestnut Mare (25 September 2003)

OWNERS Rangal Park Stud & J D & Mrs J L Dobie TRAINER Tony Noonan (Mornington) BRED BY Rangal Park Stud, VIC SOLD 2005 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Vendor: Rangal Park Stud Buyers: Wm Inglis (as agent) Price: $80,000 RACE RECORD 33 starts, 6 wins, 7 seconds, 3 thirds - $422,300 Won Tattersalls Mile-LR 2nd VRC Maybe Mahal S-LR 3rd QTC Dane Ripper S-G3 4th MVRC WH Stocks S-G2 SIRE NE COUPEZ PAS (USA) Chestnut 1996-Stud 2002, Nureyev – Soundings by Mr Prospector Stakes placed winner of 5 races in France; sire of SWs Satin Robes, Jacqueline Rouge, SPs Down Under Boy, Flash Coupe etc. DAM NORTHEAST SHEILA Chestnut 1996-Stud 2000, Keltrice – Jovan by Nassipour Winner of 3 races inc. MRC Blue Diamond Preview-G3, VRC Maribyrnong Trial S-LR etc. Dam of 3 winners. Sister to SW Dashing Granada, _ sister to SW Kablammo; closely related to multiple GP Down Under Boy and from the immediate family of multiple SW Gold City, Sioux Chief etc.

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RIC BUTTLER’S a toiler. A highly s u c c e s s f u l businessman, he’s always loved the ponies and, operating out of his Rangal Park Stud at Euroa, in North East Victoria, Eric has managed to breed some very speedy neddies. Few, if any, would have given him as much joy though as the mighty mare, Jacqueline Rouge, who captured the Tattersalls Mile-LR at Eagle Farm on 18 July … her first visit to the winners’ circle in almost two years. But the emotion of the black type success (and considerable bump in terms of commercial appeal) is probably outweighed by another factor. After all, Jacqueline Rouge is almost a ‘chronicle’ on Rangal Park’s history over the past two decades. Purchasing Rangal Park (formerly Napier Park Stud) in 1991, Eric secured Group One winning sprinter, Keltrice for stud duties when the Kenmare stallion retired from the track in 1995. Covering 85 mares in that first spring, one of them was Eric’s Sydney winning Nassipour mare, Jovan who, in turn, produced a filly the following August.

It’s fairly safe to assume that expectations weren’t too high initially with the top price for Keltrice’s first crop of yearlings in 1998 reaching $60,000 (and somewhat fittingly, that honour went to Tony Noonan who purchased the colt from Mavournae, a Group winning half sister to multiple Group One winner Spartacus … more on Tony in a tick). But, lo and behold, the Keltrices literally burst from the barriers with the Jovan filly – Northeast Sheila – winning her first two starts at two (both at stakes level), while there were four other black type performers in that initial season including Sally Magic, runnerup to Testa Rossa in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic. Not surprisingly, the following year saw a number of six figure Keltrices go through the sale ring before the gloss wore off. Retaining Northeast Sheila, Eric sent the mare to End Sweep in the Hunter Valley (producing the winless Street Music) and Danzero the following spring (this time having a bit more luck with High Intensity, who won six, including one in town for Robbie Griffiths). In 2002, Eric shoved his best foot forward and imported the flashy Nureyev stallion, Ne Coupez Pas, a five time winner in >>

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Although some sons of Nureyev are ‘on the nose’ in this part of the woods (despite his incredible strike rate north of the equator), Eric is quick to point out that Ne Coupez Pas has leap frogged quite a few of his peers with a winners to runners ratio of 69% and became Champion Victorian First Season Sire with only 12 runners.

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Placing the filly with Tony Noonan, Jacqueline Rouge won her debut outing at two and then first up at three over 1200m at Sandown.

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He then doubled up with the state’s second season premiership with 15 winners from 30 starters.

A product of the initial mating between Ne Coupez Pas and Northeast Sheila, Jacqueline Rouge was consigned to the 2005 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney and was knocked down for $80,000 with Eric buying back into the filly.

Two of those runners were Satin Robes and Jacqueline Rouge. Despite showing early brilliance before racing on at three and four, Satin Robes only won one of his first 13 outings, but gave plenty of them a shake, including six stakes placings and two fourths at Group level. She would end her career with three wins (including the Kensington

It was to be a stellar season for ‘Jackie Red’ who, despite doing little in two runs that spring, bounced back in the autumn with three city wins and three metrop seconds, plus a close up third to subsequent Group One winner Juste Momente at Werribee.

It was more than enough to see Jacqueline Rouge crowned Super VOBIS Horse of the Year for 2006/07 and the future appeared very bright. However, another victory would elude the mare for three days short of two years. That’s not to say she didn’t have her share of near misses: a lip second to Afterburn at Moonee Valley (in the midst of that’s

mares four straight wins in town), seconds at Caulfield and Sandown, a fourth at Flemington in the Lets Elope-G3, a very unlucky fourth in the WFA Stocks Stakes-G2 at Moonee Valley (beaten just on a length by Tuesday Joy and Devil Moon) and a short head second in the Herald Sun-LR at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day last year, finally earning black type. Sending the mare north for the tail end of the autumn carnival, Jacqueline Rouge wasn’t far off Court in the Sapphire Stakes-G2 at Randwick in April and gave some promise of what was ahead when third to Chinchilla Rose in the Dane Ripper-G3 at Eagle Farm at the end of May. Despite finishing near the tail in the Winter Stakes-G1, Jacqueline Rouge put in another solid performance in the Glasshouse-LR on the Sunshine Coast, running fourth to Lucky Luna and, indeed was on the second rung of betting for the Tattersalls Mile-LR. Taking her to the lead right from the jump, Stathi Katsidis pinched the race with game, front running tactics, giving Jacqueline Rouge her sixth victory and perhaps – perhaps – a reprieve from the breeding shed for another 12 months. At the time of going to press, Eric Buttler was unsure as to what they would do with Jacqueline Rouge, but had a number of options open (it’s amazing how black type mares can get competing studmasters salivating!). “We’ll make up our minds in the next few days but I wouldn’t mind seeing her race on,” a relaxed Eric explained. Who knows? After Keltrice (Northeast Sheila) and Ne Coupez Pas (Jacqueline Rouge), he might be just waiting for another first season sire to make the decision for him! www.tracktotrack.com

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Katherine Strelein Ph: 0400 333 114 or Damian Strelein 0400 303 090 Location: Central to many thoroughbred studs in Southern Highlands Special Features: Post rail fencing, auto watering, shelters in every paddock. Large paddocks and personalised care, grass. All new facilities.

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DARBY MUNRO

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‘Demon Darb’ was well named. Few jockeys polarized the public quite like David Hugh (Darby) Munro … the hero of the stands one minute and the bloke they couldn’t stand the next. Ride like a demon or demonized. JACK STYRING profiles the enigmatic hoop who was considered by the best to be the best.

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H E N CHAMPION j o c k e y s G e o r g e Moore, Athol Mulley and Ray Selkrig declared that Darby Munro was the best jockey they had ridden against, it just about settles all arguments. He was the one punters wanted to follow: the big name jockey had few peers. Standing just 5 feet 3 inches (160 cms) he nevertheless commanded attention wherever he went – a confident swagger on course and off it. Munro truly was a public figure … police waved him through traffic, while lords and ladies listened to his every word. Born David Hugh Munro in 1913, Darby’s family moved from Melbourne when he was 12 months old after his father Hugh accepted an offer to take up training at Randwick, where he would become one of Sydney’s leading trainers. Young David was riding track work for his dad at just 10 years of age and even the great Jim Pike was heard to say “this kid is something special”.

Veteran trackmen were in awe of this wonderkid and it certainly didn’t escape the eye of leviathan owner-punter Eric Connolly who asked Hugh if he could take young David to Melbourne to ride work for him. It was about this time that David was given the name of Darby, to save confusion at the stable where another David was employed. Young Darby was not all that impressed with schooling and all he wanted to do was to become a jockey, so Hugh let him go.

punters were concerned … when he rode a winner they cheered, when he got beat they hooted. But nothing compares with the 1946 Epsom Handicap when Darby rode hot favourite Shannon and missed the start by 12 lengths. Long before the horses pulled up it was obvious that Darby was in for a rough time with punters lining the mounting yard fence 20 deep.

Right from the start, Darby had the uncanny ability to surmise when a horse was ready to win and Connolly would support the information heavily.

You could hear them at Botany Bay! Race books – anything they could lay their hands on – were hurled at Darby and three irate punters jumped the fence, one almost making it to the jockeys’ room before the coppers collared him.

Being involved with Connolly meant that Darby had a taste of high living at an early age: and some say it never changed.

A visibly upset Darby said: “I rode Shannon harder than any horse in my life and all I got from the punters was abuse.”

Munro eventually returned to Sydney, where he rode for many years and won all the major races.

Official starter, Jack Gaxiau, would later admit he had not seen Shannon, standing some distance behind the barrier, when he released the field.

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special feature The same thing happened a short time later when Oriental was beaten into fourth place in a Welter, but jeers turned to cheers a fortnight on when Munro captured the Melbourne Cup on Russia. Whether demonstrative crowds – positive or negative – affected him much, it was difficult to gauge: more often than not he was poker faced as he walked to the scales or jockeys’ room.

When questioned, Darby reply was: “you haven’t included the second and third prizemoney”. Badman wrote out another cheque.

Darby wasn’t always popular with owners and trainers either.

There was always a strained relationship between Victoria Racing Club’s chief steward, Alan Bell, and Munro and they had quite a few run ins.

He wanted his own way, making it clear he would pick his own mounts, and had no qualms about changing rides if offered a better choice and disliked accepting a definite engagement weeks prior to an important race.

Finally, Munro really fell foul of Bell, and the stipe rubbed the jockey out for two years, along with owner Frank Spurway and trainer Danny Lewis, for not allowing Vagabond to run on his merits in the Burwood Handicap at Caulfield.

On the other hand if the owner was a big punter and had Darby on his side they were pretty formidable.

Vagabond was a good colt, but had a mind of his own … which he didn’t always use to the best advantage.

“He’s tough”, explained a leading Sydney owner, “but we can’t afford to fall out with him … he’s too good a jockey”.

We all knew that Munro did a few things along the way that could deemed questionable, but this was not one of those occasions.

You could fill a book with Darby anecdotes, but one of the favourites is the time George Badman, owner of Beau Gem, pestered Munro for weeks to ride his colt in the Victoria Derby.

Vagabond was three lengths off the second last horse at the half mile with Munro riding cold, as that was the only way the colt could be handled. Vagabond was beaten a head.

Out of desperation, Badman offered the entire stake if Munro rode the colt and it won.

Both Spurway and Lewis were subsequently cleared, but Munro’s appeal was dismissed.

Sure enough, after a stirring struggle from the top of the straight, Beau Gem won by a head and, that evening, Badman entertained friends, including Munro, at the Menzies Hotel.

After serving his two years he rode for a short while on the US west coast, then crossed the Atlantic with the intention of riding in England.

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However, that didn’t eventuate when the Jockey Club, the highest racing authority in

Britain, would not grant him a license. The reason given was that Darby had failed to gain clearance from Australia, but the most likely explanation was interference from Australian officialdom. Darby Munro was a big time jockey, a box office attraction to racing when crowds were at a premium. He rode the winners of almost every important race in the country: three Melbourne Cups and five Cox Plates, which most likely would have been seven had he not been under suspension when Young Idea and Hydrogen won for the second time. As a jockey, Munro was strong with great balance, and a pure master in weight for age races … he had the rare ability to slow up a up field and increase the pace when it suited him. Racing was good to Darby Munro, and he was good for racing, but he paid the supreme price for fame, dying at the age of 53 from diabetes … the result of continuous wasting. His funeral was the biggest seen in Sydney for many years. Those who had cheered – and jeered – stood silently as the funeral procession passed. A fitting tribute to one of the most outstanding and colourful jockeys in Australia’s turf history.


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Andrew Clarke is facing an uphill battle to fund Living Legends, but as Track To Track reveals, the “professor” has spent a lifetime fighting the good fight.

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OR A BLOKE w h o s e incredibly vast body of literary research lends itself more toward sterile academia than raw emotion, Professor Andrew Clarke is very passionate about what he does.

Interstate sojourns with Legends, picnics, bush walks, schools programs and new training – even Sunday gigs for the Hume Winter Musical Festival – have been employed to shed light on the plight of an initiative designed to celebrate the stars of yesterday who provided race fans with so much enjoyment.

Indeed, by his own admission, the ‘face’ of Living Legends and lifelong contributor to veterinary science, tears up every time he watches the promotional video featuring Might and Power, Fields of Omagh, Better Loosen Up et al.

Since its official opening in October 2006, Living Legends has been seriously under funded and came perilously close to flat lining with the financial impact of the equine influenza outbreak in 2007. However, momentum is building for a long term future for Living Legends despite initial governmental and industry inertia. Grass roots support is growing and Living Legends has secured a new principal partner in Eliza Park, while close neighbours including Melbourne Airport and Hume City Council have also rallied to the call for support.

But then again, the Living Legends CEO role is more than a job to Andrew. Much more. As the International Home of Rest for Champion Horses struggles for financial viability with it’s very existence at stake - Andrew, with his board, is making it his ‘mission’ to get the train back on the track. So much so that he’s prepared to give almost anything a whirl, busily brainstorming family activities and developing strategies at the historic Woodlands property near Melbourne airport which plays home to Living Legends.

It’s certainly a far cry from the late 70s when veterinary graduate, Andrew, established a private practice at Shepparton in north east Victoria. Getting itchy feet, Andrew shifted to England three years later, starting out as a research assistant at the University of Bristol, eventually getting

a Fellowship in Animal Husbandry. In England Andrew received funding for his work from Robert Sangster, when he was involved in the development of the famous Manton House facilities at Marlborough. He also worked with Sheik Mohammeds. Ireland’s powerhouse organizations Coolmore Stables and Ballydoyle Stud. After eight years in England, Andrew was offered a directorship in the Equine Research Centre at the University of Guleph in Ontario, Canada. And that’s pretty much where he spent the 90s: an integral decade in the Professor’s professional development. It was during his time in Ontario – benchmarked by his appointment as CEO in 1996 – that Andrew established and followed through a strategic plan which involved the successful lobbying of government funding. While at the University, Andrew initiated three major projects: diagnostic imaging, nutraceutical research and a three year longitudinal stud of the growth and development of racehorses. Community involvement in Canada included chairing the education committee of the Royal >> www.tracktotrack.com

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Heading back to Australia in November 2000, Andrew was appointed Professor of Equine Studies at the University of Melbourne and, in the ensuing six years, his legacy includes a major refurbishment of the clinical departments, highlighted by the installation of a new nuclear medicine facility, construction of surgery, medicine and training amenities, plus a major overhaul of hospital stabling with a state-of-the-art quarantine facility. After his tenure at Melbourne Uni, Andrew was sought out as a research consultant for the allimportant Parliament of Victoria Economic Development Committee 2006 inquiry into the Viability of the Victorian Thoroughbred/Standardbred Breeding Industries. The impact of these committees is clearly subjective, but it perhaps best illustrates Andrew’s ability to catch the ear of bureaucracy, yet have the ‘on ground’ experience and respect to co-ordinate a logistical nightmare. And for those of you who have witnessed the animation of Carbine at Champions: the Australian Racing Museum, Andrew assisted with its development – bringing to 21st century life the athleticism of a 19th century legend. 36

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Andrew has also acted as a coordinator of the Horse Health Education Program at Equitana Asia Pacific in 2005 and 2007, was a founding member of the Victorian Horse Industry Advisory Committee, sits on the board and is veterinary director (as well as CEO) of Living Legends, is Vice President of the Geelong Harness Racing Club and, of all things, was the founding President of the Geelong Cougar Ice Hockey Club (obviously a hangover from his ‘Canuck’ years!). Yet for someone whose idle hours would be few and far between, Andrew has been amazingly prolific – and diverse – as the author, co-author or editor of over 150 reference texts, national and international conference proceedings, peer refereed journals and industry publications. Topics covered include the Atlanta Olympics, musculoskeletal soundness, infectious respiratory disease

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Phew … reading that paragraph out loud would require a degree of respiratory control in itself. So, imagine Makybe Diva running 3200m with a throat infection!

an ongoing study of postmortem examinations of horses that died on the racecourse, as well as a retrospective scrutiny of historical records of racetrack fatalities recorded in Victoria between 1989 and 2004. Andrew was the convenor of the first of a series of highly successful international symposia of the prevention of racetrack fatalities and injuries hosted in Melbourne in 2004.

practical steps that can be taken to decrease fatalities and injuries in both flat and jumps racing. The savings alone on such reductions are immeasurable.

Now considered a world expert on the safety of racetrack surfaces Andrew was invited to give a keynote address at the 2008 Asian Racing Conference in Japan, which brought to international attention the safety In identifying risk factors for challenges for horses and jockeys racing fatalities in flat racing, racing on synthetic tracks when the research involved collecting compared to the results of data from over 280 fatalities and racing on Turf, most notably According to Wikipedia, comparing that data with over the StrathAyr racing surface. Epidemiology Andrew will is the “study also be giving a of factors presentation of RACETRACK INJURIES AND FATALITIES affecting the this research at health and the American IS A SUBJECT THAT WILL DAMAGE illness of Association THE HIP POCKET OF MOST OWNERS populations, of Equine and serves as Practitioner AND PROFOUNDLY AFFECTS ALL the foundation Conference and logic of in Las Vegas HORSE LOVERS. interventions this December made in the this year. interest of public health and 3,000 starters where no fatalities As if he didn’t have enough preventive medicine”. occurred. on his plate, Andrew is also OK, that’s the official term The results of the study showed the principal of Equine and, given that most of us are that there were increased odds Connections, a private not likely to bring up the word of fatalities for horses racing on consultancy practice, and heads at dinner parties, it’s probably fast or good tracks, compared to up research and development something you won’t bother those racing on heavy, slow or for Interpath Inc. a private even locking into the trivia tank dead tracks. company based at Ballarat. between your ears. for now, Professor Much of this bench mark But But racetrack injuries and research is relevant today as a Andrew Clarke is throwing his fatalities is a subject that will basis for track upgrades and considerable resources behind damage the hip pocket of most continual Living Legends to ensure the improvement of owners and profoundly affects synthetic racing surfaces and legends live on in a manner all horse lovers. the safety of horses and jockey which they very much deserve and for the benefit of those who alike. Andrew attributes the success of like to get up close and personal the project to Lisa Boden, a hard Space doesn’t permit a blow by with the stars of yesterday. working PhD student along blow description, but there is with an impressive team of clear evidence that through this It’s a daunting task, but they researchers from Australia and – and similar – research, of very certainly picked the right man overseas. The project included for the job. Andrew’s involvement in the prevention of racetrack fatalities and injuries dates back to his time in the United Kingdom and continued in Canada, before being ramped up at Melbourne Uni where he was principal investigator on a project entitled ‘Epidemiology and risk factor analysis of racetrack facilities’.

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A STALLION OF UNTAPPED potential,” is how Debbie Power of Bella Park Thoroughbreds describes the regally bred Count Albrecht. Named after a famous Prussian army man, the 12-year-old has called the Rockhampton stud his home for the last twelve months and Power is very much looking forward to the arrival of his first locally bred group of foals.

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“We are very excited,” she enthused – hoping that Count Albrecht’s youngsters inherit their sire’s playful temperament and “eye-catching” good looks. A 16.1hh bay, Count Albrecht is, according to Power, “a stunning looking horse,” one whom she was happy to provide a home when he came on the market a year ago. At the time Debbie and her husband owned just one broodmare with no thoughts of standing a stallion but the opportunity was presented to them and they have no regrets.

“We have gone from one mare to a stallion and ten mares in a year,” she said – “it just keeps building up!” Retained to race by his breeders Arrowfield Stud, Count Albrecht showed good potential on the track – twice successful in Randwick trials prior to his debut. Racing only six times, he displayed city class ability and was able to break his maiden in very easy style over 1400m at Hawkesbury – racing away by nearly four lengths in class record time.


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“He absolutely blitzed them,” said Power – “he showed a phenomenal turn of foot.” Well regarded by trainer John O’Shea and by Arrowfield’s John Messara, Count Albrecht was never quite right – having required a life saving operation as a foal. A large foot abscess meant that the young horse’s sole had to be almost all cut away – leading to a short racing career hindered by soundness issues. “If he had remained sound he would’ve gone on to bigger and better things,” said Power – “but then if that happened, we wouldn’t have him!” Retired to stud in 2003, Count Albrecht served only small books of mares but with excellent fertility. From just a handful of starters he has been represented by seven winners including the consistent Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast winner Sigurd who only just missed out on the prize at his most recent outing a couple of weeks ago. Count Albrecht is by the highly successful and royally bred Mr Prospector stallion Geiger Counter, sire of 52 stakes winners including the Australian Gr.1 winners Gold Guru, Reactive, Minegold, Rarotonga Treaty and Hard To Cat.

A half brother to the dual Gr.1 winner King Pellinore and the Gr.1 winning successful stallion Thatch, Geiger Counter – who passed away when based at Chatswood Stud, Victoria nine years ago – hailed from the world’s most prolific stallion family, that of Sadler’s Wells, Fairy King and Nureyev. Which is one of the reasons he was chosen as the mate for one of Australasia’s finest broodmares – Lady Giselle. An imported daughter of Nureyev and the stakes winning Val de Loir mare Valderna, a half sister to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Detroit (in turn dam of the Arc winning successful stallion Carnegie), Lady Giselle has certainly made her mark in this part of the world. Of her 12 progeny to race, eight were winners – two at Gr.1 level. In fact winners of the same major race, the Australian Guineas – Baryshnikov taking out the 1995 edition and Zabeel successful five years earlier.

Of course the latter needs no introduction as a stallion. From his Cambridge Stud base he has proven an all time great – siring 121 stakes winners including an amazing 38 Gr.1 winners. Too many to list here he is the sire of some of the best horses to race in Australia and abroad in recent times – the likes of Octagonal, Might And Power and Vengeance Of Rain.

Also the sire of reigning W.S Cox Plate hero Maldivian, Zabeel is, already mentioned, closely related to Carnegie who has also excelled at stud – siring 16 stakes winners including the Gr.1 victors Tuesday Joy, Carnegie Express, Vision And Power, Perlin and Amalfi. Which means that Count Albrecht boasts stallion strength on both sides of his pedigree and Power is hoping it is just a matter of time before his genes shine through. Bella Park Thoroughbreds Ph 0400 242 611 - KRISTEN MANNING

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trainers report own with a nifty setup at Devon Meadows (a hop, skip and jump from Cranbourne racecourse), Leigh’s unlikely to be flying south for the winter. “All the family’s originally from Melbourne,” Leigh explains. “My grandmother was a trainer in Victoria and my father and uncles were jockeys up here. “Dad eventually settled in Tasmania after WWII and was the state’s premier jockey 11 or 12 times.

Deciding to try his luck back in Tasmania, Leigh trained there for five years and garnered his fair share of success. But you can’t compare apples to oranges and, with stake money on the wane and a desire to mix it with the best on the mainland, Leigh snared a job with Tony Vasil as Assistant Trainer. They were halcyon days at Chez Vasil with the likes of Elvstroem and Haradasun keeping the stable constantly in the news cycle and, quite regularly, the head trainer ‘on the road’.

“When I was 14 I was apprenticed to leading trainer As a consequence, Leigh often Maurie Long and rode against found himself taking point with my father on numerous LEIGH’S PROUD OF WHAT occasions.

backing of a huge team: and there are no million dollar yearlings in those eight boxes. That said, Leigh’s proud of what he’s achieved to date with his only three starters all earning cheques. And one of them is bearing clear testimony to his training prowess. Hammer Trigger, a 4YO son of Marwina, had raced on six occasions for his owners (“a great bunch of people”), never finishing within a bulls roar of the winner.

Spelled for six months, Leigh suggested they HE’S give him a ACHIEVED TO DATE WITH HIS ONLY “I eventually crack and the outrode my transformation THREE STARTERS ALL EARNING (apprentice) has been CHEQUES. claim, but r e m a r k a b l e. increasing H a m m e r weight put paid to any Trigger’s first start for Leigh 10 staff and 40 of the finest aspirations of being a top resulted in a second placing horses in the land. jockey and I retired when I – much to the delight of his was 18.” Leigh stayed five years with connections – but the best was Tony before heading overseas yet to come. Riding a fair amount of for a spell and returning to take trackwork, Leigh found himself Although unplaced at his next up a similar role with Robbie in Queensland, working as a two outings, Hammer Trigger Griffiths at Cranbourne. private trainer for Ron Mason. then peeled off a third (beaten But Leigh was determined to less than a length), a second and A Speedway Champion in put a toe in the water and, so, another unplaced effort before – England, Mason had trained earlier this year he took a big hallelujah – a two length romp both Sovereign Path and his deep breath and secured his own at Pakenham. influential sire son Sovereign brief, becoming one of well over Edition, so Leigh managed to OK, it’s not Flemington on Cup 1,000 trainers in Victoria. pick up a tip or three from the day, but for a bunch of VERY larger than life character. Leigh is under absolutely no happy owners, a win, four illusions about the task ahead, seconds and a third from his past but is happy with his setup: an 10 starts sure beats the pants off eight horse stable complex, 10 six ‘back of Bourke’ finishes. walk in-walk out paddocks, walking machine and, glory be, a swimming pool for the neddies. In terms of horse flesh, Leigh hasn’t rolled the dice with the 48

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Bay, 2004 Montjeu (Ire) – Funsie (Fr) (Saumarez GB) Standing: Darley, NSW Ph: (02) 6543 9001 www.darley.com.au 2009 fee: $27,500 (incl gst)

Not too many Epsom Derby winners have stood at stud in Australia but those who have – the likes of Galileo and Quest For Fame have made their mark and proven popular with breeders. And this fellow was an exceptionally impressive Derby

winner, racing away by five lengths - leaving in his wake the outstanding galloper Eagle Mountain. Also a Gr.1 winner of the prestigious Racing Post Trophy at two and later the Juddmonte International Stakes-Gr.1 at York (defeating Dylan Thomas), Authorized is one of the finest gallopers produced by Sadler’s Wells’ excellent son Montjeu. European Champion 3Y0

and Older Horse, Montjeu has fared extremely well at stud, represented by 62 stakes winners – 12 of whom are Gr.1 winners. Crowned Europe’s Champion 3Y0, Authorized is out of a half sister to the Group winner Brooklyn’s Dance from the family of the Gr.1 winners Okawango, Quijano and the outstanding stallion Green Dancer.

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UK, Barbajuan also raced in Asia- winning the Gr.3 Winter Trophy at Taipa, Macau. Tough and adaptable – successful from 1000m to 1800m, Barbajuan is a Gr.1 placed son of Irish Champion 2Y0 Danehill Dancer. A dual Gr.1 winning son of Danehill, Danehill Dancer has really made his mark at stud in both hemispheres – siring 95 stakes winners including

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If ever a shuttler was born to appeal to Australian breeders it was this fellow – a speedy two-year-old, a Gr.3 winner at Ascot, a member of the Danzig sire line from a great family. And not just any great family, but one that has excelled in this part of the world – its members

including the Australian bred success stories Encosta de Lago and Flying Spur. Between them the winners of four Gr.1 races and the sires of 128 stakes winners (including 26 Gr.1 winners), Encosta de Lago and Flying Spur are understandably two of Australia’s most popular stallions. And they are not the only

high class horses from Kheleyf ’s family, his third dam Fanfreluche the most famous of Northern Dancer’s daughters – and a mighty matriarch. A son of Green Desert (sire of 89 stakes winners), Kheleyf is already proving his worth in the UK – siring 57 winners from his first 113 starts including the stakes winners Percolator, Playfellow and Captain Ramius.

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First Season Sires Part 4 cont. REDOUTE’S DANCER

Bay, 2003 Redoute’s Choice – Condescendance (US) (El Gran Senor) Standing: Touchstone Farm, WA Ph: 0421 831 781 www.touchstonefarm.com.au 2009 fee: $5,500 (incl gst)

As a multiple Gr.1 winning Danehill stallion who has sired 54 stakes winners (15 Gr.1 winners), it is little wonder that Redoute’s Choice continues to be in demand with breeders and buyers. And little wonder again that his sons are proving extremely

popular all over Australia – this fellow debuting this season in Western Australia. A lightly raced winner of four of nine, Redoute’s Dancer (a $230,000 Magic Millions graduate) was seen at his best winning the Gr.1 New Zealand Derby and the Gr.2 Championship Stakes at Ellerslie. A winner from 1600m to 2400m, Redoute’s Dancer is bred on an exciting 5 X 4 cross

of the acclaimed matriarch Best In Show – fourth dam of Redoute’s Choice and grandam of Redoute’s Dancer’s dam sire El Gran Senor. Redoute’s Dancer hails from an excellent international family, his grandam Condessa winner of the Gr.1 Yorkshire Oaks and also dam of the Japanese Gr.3 winner Biko Pegasus. Other topliners to emerge from this family include the Gr.1 winners Tout Seul and Allangrange.

WAR PASS

Bay/brown, 2005 Cherokee Run (US) – Vue (US) (Mr Prospector US) Standing: Widden Stud, NSW Ph: 02 6549 9999 www.widden.com 2009 fee: $22,000 (incl gst)

Beaten just twice in seven starts was this exciting sprinter/miler, a horse with a superior turn of foot and a ton of class. Taking out the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile by a stunning 4.5 lengths, War Pass also won the Gr.1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont. And on the way he won his lead up races in a canter, allowances

at Saratoga and Gulfstream Park by 5.5 lengths and 7.5 lengths – speed to burn! Crowned the Champion 2Y0 Colt of the United States, War Pass is a son of the US Champion Sprinter Cherokee Run – Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winning sire of 38 stakes winners. A member of the Blushing Groom sire line, War Pass is out of the stakes placed Mr Prospector mare Vue, also dam of the Gr.1 Spinaway Stakes winner Oath, in turn dam of the

Gr.3 winner Honest Man. This is a prolific family that has also produced the Gr.1 winners Levee, Shuvee, Meneval, Sacahuista, Ekraar, Bayou, Slew O’Gold, Croco Rouge, Polonia, Siberian Summer, Silver Ending, Trusted Partner, Dress To Thrill and Talking Picture. And it has tasted success in Australia with the Gr.1 winners Champagne and St Reims – as well as producing Weekend Hussler’s outstanding sire Hussonet.

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Scone Broodmare Sale

Scone

NSW

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Bletchingly Stakes

Caulfield

VIC

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Memsie Stakes

Caulfield

VIC

1

Missile Stakes

Rosehill

NSW

29

Golden Rose

Rosehill

NSW

3

Forbes Cup

Forbes

NSW

30

JJ Houlahan Hurdle

Sandown

VIC

6

Coffs Harbour Cup

Coffs Harbour

NSW

30

Coolgardie Cup

Coolgardie

WA

8

San Domenico Stakes

Randwick

NSW

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Australian Racehorse of the Year & Hall of Fame

Crown Casino

VIC

8

Aurie’s Star Handicap

Flemington

VIC

8

Spring Stakes

Morphettville

SA

8

Belmont Newmarket

Belmont

WA

8

Broome Cup

Broome

WA

9

Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Awards

Crown Casino

VIC

9

Cairns Cup

Cairns

QLD

14

Melbourne August Thoroughbred Sale

Oaklands Junction

VIC

SEPTEMBER 2

Balaklava Cup

Balaklava

SA

4

Wyong Cup

Wyong

NSW

5

Makybe Diva Stakes

Flemington

VIC

5

Chelmsford Stakes

Randwick

NSW

5

Farnley Stakes

Belmont

WA

6

Moree Cup

Moree

NSW

10

Ballina Cup

Ballina

NSW

12

Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

Moonee Valley

VIC

12

Theo Marks Stakes

Rosehill

NSW

12

Carnarvon Cup

Carnarvon

WA

13

Boulder Cup

Kalgoorlie

WA

15

J.J. Liston Stakes

Caulfield

VIC

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Premiere Stakes

Rosehill

NSW

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Magic Millions Australian Sporthorse Sale

Gold Coast

QLD

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Crisp Steeplechase

Sandown

VIC

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Hannans Sprint

Kalgoorlie

WA

16

Casino & Narromine Cup

Casino

NSW

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Rokk Ebony Underwood Stakes

Caulfield

VIC

16

Magic Millions August Thoroughbred Sale

Gold Coast

QLD

19

Tea Rose Stakes

Rosehill

NSW

19

Kalgoorlie Cup

Kalgoorlie

WA

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Newman Cup

Newman

WA

20

Dubbo Cup

Dubbo

NSW

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Warwick Stakes

Randwick

NSW

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Lismore Cup

Lismore

NSW

22

Arrow Training Services Plate

Moonee Valley

VIC

25

Sportingbet Manikato Stakes

Moonee Valley

VIC

22

Penny Edition Stakes

Morphettville

SA

25

Sydney Spring Thoroughbred Sale

Newmarket

NSW

22

Goodwood Sprint

Belmont

WA

22

Nolans Meats Gympie Muster Cup

Gympie

QLD

23

Taree Cup

Taree

NSW

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THE RACEHORSE YARD 2YO COLT Sire:   Racers Edge Dam:   Shagnys Sheila Unbroken and nice type $15,000 ono For sale or lease due to trainers ill health Phone: 03 58651387, Vic SHEILAS LAD 4yo 17hh gelding Sire:   Racers Edge Dam: Shagnys Sheila Sound, one start, turned out to mature Super VOBIS $15,000 For sale or lease due to trainers ill health Phone: 03 58651387, Vic YEARLING FILLY BAY Sire: Noverre Dam: Prophet’s Rose by Marwina Broken in. Quiet athletic strong type. Sound, great temp and will make a genuine 2yo. $10,000 inc GST 02 4464 3569 / 0411 628 704, NSW SELECTION - 4YO MARE By Choisir from Barathea mare 2nd dam by Sir Tristram. Full sister to Marauding (Golden Slipper). $10,000 03 5995 4535 /0418 348 993, Vic

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YEARLING FILLY Precocious, assertive Buriton yearling filly From Christmas Tree mare whose dam ½ sister to Dialled (Rubicall, Dial Tones by Rubiton) and dam of Mingling Glances, Sportive. BOBS $9,900 For sale due to illness all offers considered Phone: 02 6846 8208, NSW YEARLING FILLY Racy Buriton yearling filly Plenty of scope. ¾ sister to 2yo N’castle then C’bury winner War Emperor, Bo Cossack BOBS $7,700. Also athletic 3yo brother, an outstanding type ready to break and race $9,900. For sale due to illness all offers considered Phone: 02 6846 8208, NSW BROWN GELDING Rising 2yo Brown Gelding Sire: Adventurous by Fairy King Dam: God Send Reign by Celestial Dancer Winner of 7 Races $8000 + GST 0412 748 289 AH (07) 5541 2367 STUNNING YEARLING Sister to promising winner Daddy Son by Buriton. Dam bred on similar cross to Black Shoes and Joanne and family of Miss Potential, Our Palliser, Hayai. BOBS $7,700 For sale due to illness all offers considered Phone: 02 6846 8208, NSW

FOALSHARE WITH YOUR COMMERCIAL MARE We have entitlement to 4 stallion services Outback Prince and Break The Vault Both stand in Queensland. We pay half expenses to sale and recoup service fee at time of sale. Phone: 0417 079 740 YEARLING GELDING Stylish Buriton yearling gelding Very trainable from winning Kennys Best Pal ½ sister to Windburn from Tar Girl and family of At Sea. BOBS $6,600 For sale due to illness all offers considered Phone: 02 6846 8208, NSW 3YO COLT Strong, attractive 3yo Buriton colt Plenty of bone from winning Kenny’s Gal. Dark Jewel family of Stakes winners Baguette, Heirloom, Birthright, Snuff Box and dams of Spinning Hill, Forgotten Ruler all by sires in Buriton’s pedigree. $6,600 as windsucker. For sale due to illness all offers considered Phone: 02 6846 8208, NSW RISING 2YO BAY FILLY Sire: Shadow Creek by Zabeel Dam: Misssharpshooter by Eagle Eyed $6000 + GST 0412 748 289 AH (07) 5541 2367


THE RACEHORSE YARD 2007 FILLY Broken in ready to go. Fine in barriers, quiet and sensible. Straight going, great feet and super eater. Will be BOBS reg for sale. By Abs (Nureyev) from Norfolk Dreamer. $5,500 Phone: 0413 887 384, NSW STALLION SHARE FOR SALE SHOVHOG 1995 bay DANEHILL – STARTLING LASS (by Luskin Star) $5,500 inc gst – same price as his service fee great value for broodmare owners! Sire of a high 59% winnersto-runners - including the stakes winners UBER, LEGENDARY MAN, BENNETTS GREEN and HARLEY MA. Phone: 0429 140 942, QLD 4YO GELDING Sire: El Moxi Dam: Alluring Eyes 20 starts run plenty of places. 4th Wodonga last Friday (beaten photo for 3rd Sound nothing wrong with him. $5000 Phone: 0419 108 866, Vic

EMPTY OUT By Hula Chief from Gr1 winner Perfect Bliss Due to foal to Desert King by Danehill and sire of Makybe Diva - Desert War. $5,000 03 5995 4535/0418 348 993, Vic TRICKLE DOWN REIN

PERFECT DESIRE 15.3hh 5yo gelding By Rubiton from Empty Out by Hula Chief from Gr1 winner Perfect Bliss Winner at 2000m. One jumping start, jumps well needs a steeple fence. 03 5995 4535/0418 348 993, Vic

Half sister to the Gr.1 sprinter PHAREIN Not served last spring $3000 kriman@optushome.com.au Phone: 0428 563 917

2YO DELAGO BROM gelding bay white star & snip. 2 white socks Pretty boy makes a noise. $2,000 03 5995 4535/0418 348 993, Vic

PRINCESS KOO 9yo bay mare Sire: Sir Dapper Dam: Imperial Day 7 starts for 3rd. Ideal broodmare $900 Phone: 03 5267 2273, Vic

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SOFT TOY 15.2hh 5yo mare By Toy Pindarri form Swansdown by Snippets Speedy trial winner one start Moe Boxing day 08. Solid and sound. 03 5995 4535/0418 348 993, Vic

Mares or fillies with unusual white markings.  Also quality black mares.  Ph (02) 63379269   FOR SALE OR LEASE 2yo bay colt unbroken Sire: Monde Bleu Dam: My Kind of Lady Family of Dane Ripper Brian Clark 02 4474 2465, NSW

GEEQUIN 15.3hh 5yo gelding, liver chestnut white blaze. By Greig (NZ) from Paquin (NZ) by Hula Town (NZ) Placed over 2000m 03 5995 4535/0418 348 993, Vic

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Delago Brom

3 for 10

Encosta de Lago - Brompton Cross

Constant source of winners throughout Australia & South East Asia, including ‘09 Black Opal S-LR winner Delago Bolt, G1 placed Ecstatic Macau, G2 winner Brom Brom (recent winner in Hong Kong) and Singapore track record holder Lago Bay. 2009 Fee:

$

8,250

Written Tycoon Iglesia - Party Miss

Group Two winner at 2 & multiple black type at 3; deemed to have the “best turn of foot I’ve seen” by trainer John O’Shea. Outstanding weanlings. The ultimate ‘look and book’ stallion. 2009 Fee:

$

6,600

Clangalang Clang - Little Recruit

History maker, winning AJC Derby/Epsom double. Great strike rate; winners include spring contender Reverberates, Bavarian Belle (3 wins), Clangstars Ace etc. 21 money earners from 26 runners. 2009 Fee:

$

5,500

Danbird Danehill - Fitting

ELIZA PARK is offering broodmare owners the opportunity to access ANY three of the following stallions for just $10,000 inc. GST

G2 winning 2YO; full brother to successful sire Catbird. Oldest progeny are 2YOs and inc. SP winner Royal Dalton (3d VRC Anzac Day S-LR) & $100k Inglis winner on debut, Western Raider. 2009 Fee:

$

5,500

Delzao Encosta De Lago - Amanusa by Alzao

Won Feehan S-G2 def. Makybe Diva & 2d Australian Cup-G2 behind Lonhro; defeated 50 G1 winners throughout racing career. Only 4 runners (all money earners) inc. Banderilla (winner by 5 lens at Morphettville).

5,500

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... winning starts here

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