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OFFICIAL AUSHORSE MAGAZINE AUSTRALIAN ISSN 1444-4593 PP 255003 05323 RRP AUST 15.95 (INCL. GST) NZ 17.95 (INCL. GST) ISSUE 97 MARCH APRIL 2011 MAGAZINE 2011 INGLIS EASTER SALE PLUS Emerging Broodmare Sires of the Future PLUS Training Partnerships Ease the Burden PLUS Who Decides Tactics for Big Feature Races SPONSORED BY 1 JOIN HERE. (This takes about 90 seconds) 2 DEPOSIT by credit card here. 3 Choose a RACE here. 4 Click on the DIVIDEND of your selection. 5 Enter the bet amount then click REQUEST BET. Bet online at www.betchoice.com.au or phone 13 PUNT (13 78 68) Minimum net bet only 1. NO credit card fees. NO betting tax. Your choice... at Betchoice BETTING ON ALL SPORTS & RACING 24 7 Best of three totes Bet on Quinellas Trifectas Exactas and Quaddies right up to jump time on all Gallops Harness and Greyhound races All dividends guaranteed to be at least equal to the Victorian TAB Prices at time of publication subject to market changes check website or call 13 PUNT. 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Inglis Easter Sales Focus Colt Graduates Future Stud Value p46 E PluS Inexpensive Gr1 Winners p48 E PluS Inglis Asia Inroads p58 E PluS Top 10 Speed Pedigrees p70 www.breedingracing.com For FREE Daily Industry News Updates 6 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com SPECIAL ISSUE EMERGING BROODMARE SIRES OF THE FUTURE BREEDING BASED ON CONFORMATION TRAITS E PAGE 8 E PAGE 12 SAME SIRE DIFFERENT BREEDING OUTCOMES WHO CALLS THE SHOTS FOR BIG RACE TACTICS E PAGE 14 E PAGE 20 SPREADING THE BURDEN TRAINING PARTNERSHIPS FRENCH CONNECTION TARGETS HONG KONG E PAGE 26 E PAGE 34 7 Hussonet a Gr1 dam-sire trifecta EmErging BroodmarE SirES of thE futurE Star Witness damsire is Lion Hunter By Jane Henning W ith the breeding season imminently grinding into motion many breeders are looking to pick up a few new mares hopefully at good value. We all know that Danehill is sitting pretty on the top of the Leading Broodmare sires list and that the daughters of other stalwarts such as Zabeel Rory s Jester Snippets Canny Lad Quest For Fame and Flying Spur are also top producers. This is naturally reflected in their sale price and if you re like me you do enjoy getting in before too many people get wind of a good thing. As the younger sires start to produce daughters at stud taking a glimpse at what lurks below the Top 20 Australian Broodmare Sires can reveal some emerging jewels. I ve examined stallions whose daughters have around 100 Southern Hemisphere runners or less (down to a handful ) and have come up with a handful of rising and potential stars. Here they are in no particular order. LION HUNTER A son of Danehill Lion Hunter spent his short breeding life in Queensland dying at the age of 11 years after only 6 foal crops. Two of his three stakes-winners as dam-sire have however been successful in Sydney and Melbourne. The jewel in his crown at this point is the dual Gr1 winner STAR WITNESS (by Starcraft). The 3-year-old was recently announced as having been purchased to stand at Widden Stud this season. His Gr3winning grand-daughter TALLOW (by Street Cry) won the Gr3 VRC Vanity Stakes. Show A Heart has produced two stakes-performers out of Lion Hunter mares DUAL CHAMBER and Blazing Hearts - while Refuse To Bend is sire of Listed placed Ghostnthedarkness. To-date Lion Hunter has had 83 runners for 45 winners (54.2%) 8 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Photo courtesy of Arrowfield stud & Bronwen heAly with 3.6% of his runners being stakes-winners. He epitomises a good broodmare sire being sired by one (Danehill currently on the top of the Australian Broodmare Sires table) out of a daughter of another (Godswalk dam-sire of Gr1 winners RACER S EDGE and MOONSHINE) and from a top female line. Hailing from the late Robert Sangster s famous broodmare AUDREY JOAN Lion Hunter shares his female family with PREGO FAITH HILL CARGO CULT GONSKI and HAPPY GIGGLE amongst others. HUSSONET Hussonet s oldest daughters in Australia are currently 6-year-olds so it s too early to have any substantial Australian statistics on him as a broodmare sire. Worldwide however Hussonet has produced the dams of 215 winners (88.5% runners to winners) including 19 stakes-winners to runners (7.8%). Hussonet already sports a top record of compatibility with the keystone of Australia s breeding industry Danehill. Gr1 winners GOLD TRAIL REAAN and EAGLE FALLS Gr3 winner MISS DARCY and Listed winners DIRTY and LATIN NEWS are all by Hussonet out of mares by Danehill or his sons. Being a son of Mr. Prospector it s not hard to imagine that flipping the pedigree over and putting Hussonet in the position of broodmare sire with Danehill line stallions on top should be an equally tasty recipe. The 2011 Chilean Derby resulted in all three placegetters being out of Hussonet mares. The first and third placegetters were by Storm Cat line stallions while the second placegetter was by a son of Dynaformer (Roberto). It s clear that Hussonet has the versatility to do very well as a broodmare sire in Australia. Iglesia is free of Danehill IGLESIA REDOUTE S CHOICE OK you don t have to be a genius to realise that Redoute s Choice has all the pedigree makings of a top broodmare sire. His father is Danehill (dam-sire of SHOCKING TUESDAY JOY SEPOY SUNDAY JOY and 25 other Gr1 winners). Redoute s Choice is out of a mare by Canny Lad (also dam-sire of DESERT WAR MNEMOSYNE MANHATTAN RAIN etc) who is out of a mare by Nijinsky II both top broodmare sires. In addition he is from one of the most prolific stakes-producing female families in the world a characteristic often present in leading dam-sires. Members of his tail female line include SPINNING WORLD GOOD JOURNEY MASTERCLASS XAAR EL GRAN SENOR TRY MY BEST HURRICANE SKY UMATILLA and AL MAHER. Of only 63 runners to date as dam-sire Redoute s Choice has produced 41 winners (63.1%) and 3.1% stakes-winners to runners. His two stakes-winners to-date are the New Zealand Gr2 winner EGO (by E Dubai) and the Listed winner SHAMILLION (by Shamardal). Possibly of more interest however is one of his two stakes placegetters. Masthead (by Written Tycoon) shows enormous promise at time of writing having run second in the Gr1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes. This son of successful broodmare sire Success Express is in his infancy as a broodmare sire. Having had only 19 runners to-date he s showing great promise with 10 winners (52.6%) and one stakes winner (5.3%). Unsurprisingly Mossman s first winners as dam-sire are mainly Queensland-based having spent his first few years at stud in that state. His 3-year-old grandson BENNY S BUTTONS (by Refuse To Bend) is a Gr3 BRC Vo Rogue Plate winner in Queensland. Mossman s own dam-sire Twig Moss was also a high class broodmare sire and he hails from one of the Southern Hemisphere s best known families. His third dam No Relation is a three quarter sister to the dam of EIGHT CARAT. This is the family of KAAPSTAD OCTAGONAL COMMANDS DANEWIN DON EDUARDO PERUZZI and MOUAWAD amongst others. Another product of two proven broodmare sires is Iglesia. His sire Last Tycoon is a fixture on the current Leading Broodmare Sires List his current leading light being TYPHOON TRACY. Iglesia s dam-sire is the great Marscay who is currently still in the Top 20 due to the efforts of grandson DOUBTFUL JACK and company. Like Lion Hunter Iglesia is a Queensland based sire who died after only 6 seasons at stud. Considering that he s only just dipping his hoof in the water in this role Iglesia s off to a promising start. Of only 8 runners his 2 winners include Big Chance (by Octagonal) who ran 2nd in the Listed Doomben Slipper and Listed BRC Hampden Stakes. The other winner is Power of Ed (by Jet Spur) winner of this year s Gold Coast Magic Millions 2-Year-Old Plate (Restricted). Like Mossman More Than Ready Carnegie and Hussonet Iglesia is free of Danehill making his daughters very versatile when it comes to choosing partners. MORE THAN READY Having commenced stud duties in both hemispheres in 2001 he has barely cleared the starting blocks as a broodmare sire. While widely acknowledged as being more successful at stud in Australia than he had been to-date in the USA (he sired both Breeders Cup Juvenile winners on turf last year) the current stats give the U.S. a six months advantage at this early stage. More Than Ready looks promising For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 9 EMERGING bROODMARE SIRES Of THE fUTURE (CONT) Whobegotyou s dam-sire is Carnegie The trick is in keeping as close an eagle-eye on the broodmare sire results as most people do to the actual sire results... 13 of his 21 U.S. grand-progeny to race are winners (62%) with 2 stakes placegetters. In Australia he has had 12 runners for 6 winners (50%) and no stakes-winners at time of writing. He is the dam-sire of smart 2-year-old winners Offshore Sham (by Shamardal) Ringstrasse (by Redoute s Choice) and Amber s Crown (by Excites). More Than Ready s sire Southern Halo is a very respectable broodmare sire having thrown 121 stakes-winners (7.7%) per runners in USA and South America. More Than Ready s dam-sire Woodman has an iron clad reputation as a broodmare sire. Apart from More Than Ready his daughters have produced MISS FINLAND and a further 17 Gr1 winners. He traces directly to Blue Hen mare LA TROIENNE (also the ancestress of Woodman) giving further confidence that he will indeed step up to the mark as a broodmare sire himself. CARNEGIE SINCE 1955 Are you happy with the quality of your horse feed Supplying Australia s leading racehorse trainers and thoroughbred auctioneers William Inglis & Sons Give us a call today 2 Meadow Way Banksmeadow NSW 2019 5 minutes from Randwick (02) 9666 7755 A very exciting young broodmare sire Carnegie s Southern Hemisphere daughters have produced 128 runners for 76 winners (59.5%) and 6 stakes-winners (5%). One of those stakes-winners is WHOBEGOTYOU (by Street Cry) a dual Gr1 winner and top of the 08 09 Australasian 3YO Classification (1600m). Having stood his first few seasons in New Zealand as well as shuttling to Japan Carnegie has grand-progeny all over the place. In Australia he has also produced the dams of Listed Tasmanian Guineas winner EXCUSE MY FRENCH (by French Deputy) and stakes placegetters Spirited Eagle (by Not A Single Doubt) and Ankh Morpork (by Fantastic Light). Why is he shaping up as a great broodmare sire Carnegie is a son of top broodmare sire Sadlers Wells (think HENRYTHENAVIGATOR PEEPING FAWN SERENADE ROSE DIVINE PROPORTIONS SAKHEE etc etc). On top of that Carnegie is out of a mare by Riverman (dam-sire of MAKYBE DIVA HECTOR PROTECTOR SPINNING WORLD BOSRA SHAM TOLEDO and a host of others). His tail female line is also very relevant. This is also the family of Zabeel a Leading Broodmare Sire in our hemisphere. No doubt there s a few more sleepers out there broodmare sires such as SPINNING WORLD who has a couple of Listed winners here to-date (LITTLE SURFER GIRL and PANIPIQUE) from less than 100 runners could well step up to the plate. DANEWIN has produced a Gr1 winner in GOLD TRAIL with 113 runners to-date and his brother COMMANDS shows early promise with Gr2 winner OBSEQUIOUS to his credit from only 37 runners at this stage. In order to grab yourself a bargain the trick is in keeping as close an eagle-eye on the broodmare sire results as most people do to the actual sire results. While there are plenty of effective Danehill line sires who will have good stats as broodmare sires it may ultimately be the mares by non-Danehill line stallions that prove the most verh satile and easy to mate with today s sire line-up. 10 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com AAP Racing is proud to offer you Arion Pedigrees the leading independent provider of thoroughbred pedigrees in Australia and New Zealand. Arion Pedigrees is available on a subscription or casual basis so you can choose the right package for your needs. helping you make the right choice Our unique database gives you the ability and more ... Create 3 generation catalogue style reports Look up a mare s produce record Tabulate a horse s pedigree Create a theoretical match for your mare Download a sire s statistics Access leading sire and broodmare tables Subscriptions are available for 1 3 or 12 months and give you unlimited access to all reports for the duration of your subscription. To find out more visit www.aapracing.com.au call 1800 811 358 or email salesandadmin aap.com.au Conformation matCh Breeding Racing conformation analyst Ross BRunt of Horsegears.com explains how when breeding on type breeders should run with the strengths. electing a stallion that complements the broodmare is one of the most important aspects of thoroughbred breeding. Breeding from proven thoroughbreds whether that be on the track or at stud is generally the prime consideration for breeders and rightly so. But thoroughbred breeding is a competitive and expensive game and identifying additional niche factors that can provide breeders an edge can also be of paramount importance especially for those breeders seeking value. Popular trends include those relating to female families line breeding and crosses and nicks. Significantly these are all based on pedigrees which are easily obtainable and clearly defined on paper. Perhaps due to the lack of likewise available data subjective views the logistics involved for personal assessments and or the emphasis on speed conformation is generally not considered a high priority by the majority of breeders unless there are obvious flaws involved. As conformation and its relation to thoroughbred breeding remains a rarely discussed subject in this article we analyze the fundamentals of conformation match breeding and explore how the theory can be used by breeders to provide the best opportunity of reproducing successful parents. S risk losing the original collaboration of the mare s traits that have already proved successful For example a mare with speed traits that allowed her to excel as a sprinter over 1000m whose owner reasoned he would prefer a 1400m foal from her could take the step of having her served by a middle distance type. The resultant foal is likely to maintain some of the mare s traits that may be best suited over 1000m and others from the sire that may be better suited to middle distances. Ultimately the match has produced a racehorse with mixed traits that may now be less likely to excel over any distance. Whereas if the owner matched two similar types of proven sprinters the predictability of the foal type greatly increases as it s more than likely to inherit traits that will suit its likely preferred sprinting distance. Breeding in this fashion may be looked upon as a form of Pure Breeding in a physical sense as it aims to identify thoroughbreds who are distinguished from other individuals by a number of similar characteristics with the aim of matching them for the purpose of breeding a type-predictable and quality foal. Conformation breeding fallacy Obtain the benefits of inbreeding without the negatives Of the breeders who do consider conformation a portion attempt to add physical strengths to their stock aiming to significantly transform the conformation of the resulting offspring. This may be reasonable if breeding from unproven parents but otherwise it does lead to the following question. If a broodmare has proven itself on the race track with its own traits why combine these traits with a stallion that varies significantly in type and Inbreeding theories can also be closely aligned with like-type conformation breeding as they are both the result of matching liketype horses (genes or conformation) in an attempt to reproduce the traits that have already proven successful. With inbreeding this is usually accomplished by filling the genetic pool with genes from the one superior thoroughbred through varied lines thus increasing the chances of the offspring inheriting its traits. This genetic relationship however especially if close up in a pedigree may in- 12 crease the chances of the offspring being affected by recessive or deleterious traits which is commonly referred to as inbreeding depression . Significantly like-type conformation breeding by using horses that are alternately not genetically related can obtain the same desired like-type relationship but in a physical sense and directly from the parents without the potential side effects of close up inbreeding. Due to the lack of conformation records over past generations and being far less accessible to the average breeder conformation match breeding may be best suited to breeders who follow basic breeding formulas such as those of legendary breeding adviser Joseph Estes. He suggested that simply a proven sire and dam is the unproven a reassessment as to whether it s a worthwhile breeding proposition may be a consideration. Mares that provide breeding options. This theory suggests that a foal will gather the majority of its traits directly and primarily from its parents... primary requirement to produce good offspring therefore advising against searching back in pedigrees for distant relations whose influence in the present gene pool may be extremely low. In effect this theory suggests that a foal will gather the majority of its traits directly and primarily from its parents and those traits that may have missed a generation by not being passed down from descendants are less likely to reappear. The world s most successful stallions appear to have a history of being an average size rather than tall. This may further indicate that the standard average types of stallions that are most likely to closely resemble the mares they serve also make the best sires. A mare that can be successfully matched to a greater percentage of stallions provides its breeder more options and therefore an increased chance of an ideal like-type match at value. If the breeder has the foresight to initially purchase a mare of balanced and standard conformation this increases the chances of the mare at least being a reasonable match with most stallions. Significantly mares that don t have text book balance but are true to type possessing relevant sprinting or staying traits may offer the best potential for value from rarer matches with like-type stallions that have proven stud success despite possibly not having ideally matched the majority of mares they have served. Upgrading unproven mares Breeding between extremes and flaws Along the lines of pure breeding if breeding between extremes it s plausible that the match will be likely to produce offspring somewhere between the two but this can be problematic as the inbetween will be hard to forecast accurately. An example of this is the extreme matching of a pair of 12hh and 17hh horses over consecutive years. Although breeding from the two identical parents through a number of foals the potential height variations can be expected to vary significantly between each foal due in part to the large pool of genes of the combined parents that each foal draws its individual genes from which ultimately provides each its unique gene set and variations. Furthermore if the extremes are considered mutations by nature there is every chance of reproducing either one flaw or the other as basically the genes that cause mutations don t mix and the resultant flaw is either passed on or it s not it s a black or white result. Consequently a mare with a mutation that is matched with a stallion that possesses an opposing mutation such as camped under and camped out behind provides the resultant foal every chance of also inheriting one of the opposing flaws rather than the ideal compromise result. Likewise it is certainly unwise to match a stallion and mare with the same mutation as this multiplies the resultant foal s probabilities of inheriting the same. Examples of Alternatively for the owner who chooses to breed from a mare lacking success particularly on the racetrack there is some case for taking a punt and shying away from a like-type stallion and instead attempting to significantly upgrade the resultant foal on type. In this case the breeder will be aiming to maintain the mare s strengths while upgrading its weaknesses. Under these circumstances there may be no need for over complicating the matter with an in-depth conformation analysis as a suitable match can be obtained simply by locating a standard text book stallion which is correct and well balanced with a good fore well set back wither and strong hind. This provides the best opportunity for the foal to maintain its dam s strengths and leaves open the possibility of some improvement. Key matches of like-type breeding Similarly as many breeders will attest a foal is likely to inherit its ability (or lack thereof) from its pedigree s weakest link... serious flaws include offset knees club hooves etc. Similarly as many breeders will attest a foal is likely to inherit its ability (or lack thereof) from its pedigree s weakest link and in a likewise manner may be also likely to throw to any conformation weaknesses of its parents. Relying on a strong parent to significantly upgrade a lower quality mate is not preferred. It is generally accepted that quality like-type horses have the best opportunity of providing a match that ensures a reasonable indication of what type of foal to expect with regard to soundness conformation ability etc. Alternatively mixing types can lead to an unpredictable and ugly mix of unbalanced bone lengths and angles and potential unsoundness. If a horse possesses a mutation or serious weakness that the breeder fears being reproduced and the horse remains Of course good breeders will always be looking to upgrade their mares to some extent but keeping in mind that Thoroughbreds are noted for throwing to their weakest link matches offering breeding value may include the following Conformation accurately match key conformation factors like length height and leg body ratios vertical and horizontal key lines bones lengths and joint angles (particularly elbow and shoulder joints). This ensures that the same levering that has proven successful for the parents has every opportunity of being passed on to the foal. Consistent characteristics of type The parents ideally have traits that are considered desirable and consistent with their type. Examples being sprinters should possess strong hinds while stayers should have a good shoulder. Further sprinters are typically switched on tense and ready to jump and run while stayers are comparatively relaxed and subtle. Preferred distance and racing style This ensures similar muscle types. Horses have three muscle types including two fast twitch types and one slow twitch type. The proportion of each muscle type that a horse possesses goes a long way in determining a racehorse s racing style and preferred distance. Class or ability If a mare has proven class why risk losing that class by breeding it to a stallion of significantly lowered ability A mare of lower class may provide most value by being matched with a proven stallion rather than a champion stallion. Flawless The aim is to breed a foal similar to the parents so parents without major flaws are essential. The idea of pure breeding is to retain strengths rather than attempting to breed out weaknesses. Breeding theories abound and due to the many variations involved technically no Thoroughbred can ever be perfectly bred therefore common sense will be the overriding factor when designh ing any breeding program. For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 13 Broodmare ProsPecTs By The same sire M ar e 1 With the first of the annual breeding stock sales on the horizon international conformation expert Judy Wardrope of www.jwequine.com looks at what part conformation plays in different mares by the same stallion. hese three young mares are all by the same sire a European Horse of the Year and leading sire. They ranged from four to six years of age and none of them had a foal to race when the pictures were taken. In fact two of them were carrying their first foals. We will look at them not only from the perspective of ability at the track but also at their potential as successful broodmares and what traits we might want in the stallions we would consider as mates. T Mare 1 at Gr1 level in England and earned the equivaThis mare was stakes-placed lent of US 113 721. All her earnings came as a two-year-old. Her dam a multiple-Stakes-winner that won the Breeders Cup Distaff earned in excess of 3.5 million before producing this mare and one other Stakes-winner. The second dam also a Stakes-winner ( 205 000) produced three additional Stakes-winners. The mare s lumbosacral gap (LS) is almost bisected by a line drawn from 14 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com I world class nutrItIon I world class results I Top line and Top Shine Gold Mine Coolmore Australia s record-breaking Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) L On Vite (USA) yearling Equi-Jewel Dual action Hoof and Coat Conditioner Bio-Bloom The Ultimate Conditioning Supplement a superior synergistic blend of nutrients to develop strong healthy hooves and a soft shiny coat from the inside out. 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The ilium side (point of hip to point of buttock) and the femur side (point of buttock to stifle protrusion) are equal allowing her to use her full range of motion for the hind leg stride maximization. The line depicting her pillar of support (extended in both directions using the naturally occurring groove in the forearm) emerges well in front of her withers which adds lightness to the forehand. However because it emerges slightly behind the heel at the bottom she sustained additional stress to the suspensory apparatus of the forelegs. If one looks closely it is evident that she has some thickening at the rear of the fetlock. She shows good rise to the humerus from elbow to point of shoulder which also adds to lightness of the forehand. And the base of her neck is well above her point of shoulder for even more lightness of the forehand. Overall she is a well-built mare but she has one area that could be improved. When selecting a stallion for her one would look for most of the traits the mare exhibits including a stifle placement for at least a mile. Where it would be important for the stallion to be better than the mare would be in the bottom of the pillar of support he should have the line emerge into the rear quarter of the hoof and have a good record of siring sound racehorses. She has an above average chance of producing superior offspring if mated well. Mare at2 and at 5 but won twice at both 3 and 4. Her She was unplaced 2 only stakes win was at Gr3 level and she earned 220 000 in the USA. Her dam was a winner in France and the dam of one other Stakeswinner from nine runners. The second dam was a G3 Stakes-winner in France and the dam of one Stakes-winner and two stakes-placed horses. The mare s LS is just within athletic limits 1.5 or 3.8 cm rearward of a line drawn from the top of one hip to the other hip. This somewhat reduces her ability to transfer the power she produces and can cause soreness of the back if stressed. Her stifle protrusion resembles the placement of a miler just below the bottom of the sheath if she were male. The femur side (point of buttock to stifle protrusion) is shorter than her ilium side (point of hip to point of buttock) which changes the ellipse of the hind leg. Because the short-femur horses can not reach as far underneath the body and tend to trail their hocks behind them they have a shorter running stride and are more susceptible to rear leg injury from hock down. The line depicting her pillar of support emerges well in front of her withers which adds lightness to the forehand. However because it emerges slightly behind the heel at the bottom she sustained ad 16 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com IAH Sales Pty. 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Her fetlocks show the signs of that wear and tear. In addition she has developed the muscle on the underside of her neck as a way of further lightening her forehand as well as lifting her forequarters instead of allowing her fetlocks to strike the ground with full force. She shows good rise to the humerus from elbow to point of shoulder which gives additional lightness to the forehand. And the base of her neck is well above her point of shoulder for even more lightness of the forehand but is not as high as that of Mare 1. Overall she is constructed to have some talent but also several issues needing veterinary attention and or time out of racing. When selecting a stallion for her one would look for a stallion with better LS placement and an equal measurement of the ilium side and the femur side. It would be important for the stallion to be better than the mare in the bottom of the pillar of support and like with mare 1 he should have the line emerge into the rear quarter of the hoof plus have a good record of siring sound racehorses. She has less of a chance of consistently producing superior offspring than Mare 1. When looking for a potential mate for her a breeder will be asking a lot of the stallion... The chances of her being the dam of superior offspring are not good. side is shorter than her ilium side which further shortens her stride to a preference for sprinting distances. She would also be prone to injury to the hind leg from hock down. The pillar of support emerges in front of her withers for lightness but just touches the rear of her hoof which is on the borderline for soundness. She shows a good rise to her humerus for additional lightness to the forehand. However her humerus is as long as those of the other two mares who are built to prefer distances longer that Mare 3. Because she is built for a shorter stride behind and a longer stride in front she has to compensate for the discrepancy. The easiest way for a horse to compensate for this is to dwell in the air on the short-striding side which often results in an inversion of the spine and a less than smooth way of going. That in addition to her weak LS means she will probably get quite saggy through the back as she has more pregnancies. The base of her neck is lower than those of the other mares which means she does not benefit from the lightness of a higher base of neck. Overall she is not built to be athletic. When looking for a potential mate for her a breeder will be asking a lot of the stallion. Ideally he would improve the LS considerably make the ilium and femur sides even improve the bottom of the pillar of support and lighten the forehand. The chances of her being the dam of superior h offspring are not good. Mare 3 Her dam earned 800 000 racing primaThis mare was unraced. rily at Gr3 level from ages 2 to 4 but has yet to produce a stakes horse. The second dam was placed in England and produced a total of three Stakes-winners by three different sires. She has the weakest LS placement of the sample mares in this article it is outside athletic limits and would seriously compromise her ability to transfer her power forward. It would also lead to soreness of the back. Her stifle is also the highest of the three mares making her more likely to prefer sprinter miler distances. Like Mare 2 her femur 18 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Give your youngstock the Bonafide Advantage Our new look Super Premium breeding feeds Breeda Promita and Yearling Prep now have even more to offer. 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Before the race David said that he wanted me to go as wide as possible he was not happy with what I said... Craig Williams olden Slipper Stakes day 2006 Champion trainer David Hayes instructs jockey Craig Williams 20 minutes before the race to hunt Miss Finland wide down the stretch because no horse had made ground on the rails for hours. Williams tells Hayes that he wants to take an almost 3 million punt on the quicksand the pair agree to disagree. Twenty minutes later the field swings for home fanning ever wider a blur of colour and bustle. Near pandemonium ensues as jockeys crudely steer and strike their mounts across the middle and down the outside of the course. The race for the better going seems as keen as that for the finish line. With the field 200m from home every well-laid plan has fallen apart. Except for one. Miss Finland was tardy at barrier rise and Williams lets her find her balance without fuss or abrupt movements he plots his way through the field. As his rivals swing wide Williams perceptivity shifts his weight towards the rail and the 6-1 hope motors to arguably the most dominant Slipper win by a filly. Daylight second. 20 G Post-race Hayes told of his delight in joining his famous father Colin as a winning trainer of the world s richest two-year-old race. Williams recently disclosed the pre-race discussion with Breeding&Racing. I walked the track and rode the earlier races and was sure that we could win on the inside it was just a well-educated hunch because by that stage no one wanted to go near the inside he said. Before the race David said that he wanted me to go as wide as possible he was not happy with what I said and was far from convinced but in the end he backed my decision. When I look back it is the call I have made that has brought me the most satisfaction. Like generations of other great jockeys before him Williams got by on experience and instinct that day. Few others on course or watching across the nation would have backed his judgment at the top of the rise but the world had changed. It is now almost unfathomable for many that a winning formula can be concocted without sitting before a computer for hours working out speed maps and ratings playing and replaying races The self-proclaimed experts are the ones you will normally find driving taxis or working in the media or cutting hair... Mark Kavanagh Trainer Mark Kavanagh and barrier trials studying sectionals weights fitness and track conditions and pondering jockey and gear changes. These elements have been part of the racing lexicon for years but technology has put everything under the microscope. But the question remains how much of it is smoke and mirrors and how much helps to get a horse first past the post Thoroughbred racing like cricket and baseball is a sport that lives and breathes statistics. But can there be mathematical and technological certitude in riding a horse Does the trainer jockey or rider agent have more of a say as to how a horse is ridden How much attention should people pay to media commentary and how much on gut-feel A good trainer gets a horse ready to win a race but stakeholders say the bottom line remains that the better the hoop the more likely they are to steer through the minefield of potential problems between mounting yard and winning post. As a top jockey is the single biggest influence on a horse s success in a race they are generally not reliant on technology to land rides. They do however use technology to prepare for race day and enhance their natural skills - the ice in the veins the stopwatch in the head nerves of steel and cotton hands. But the further trainers go down the riding ranks the more they expect riders to have done their homework and brought that extra edge to the table. Williams who shared the 2009 Victorian Premiership with Damien Oliver said he was one of the first apprentices to record races on VHS. He moved with the times and made a business decision ten years ago to buy a laptop and develop a database of horses. He recently began with a ratings system as there are not enough hours in the day with all the meetings we ride at now to do everything . He still does all his own form. Some of the extra aspects are important and others unimportant. For example I obviously watch race replays but I don t really look at (race) times unless it is assessing whether a horse from a country meeting may stack up in town he said. I know lots of punters use technology to try to get an edge but the betting market is only opinion and it often does not work out the way people or computers predict. It is 25 February 2011 and Mark Kavanagh is at his Kensington stables putting the final touches on his two-pronged attack on the following day s 1100m Oakleigh Plate. When asked about riding instructions he uses a speed-map for the 1100m event on a popular racing website to illustrate a point. While Kavanagh who went into the Oakleigh Plate with the 5-1 (Catapulted) and 11-2 (Undeniably) favourites does not outof-hand dismiss the effectiveness of technology he like Williams believes it has only minimal input into what happens on the track. (This speed map) has Catapulted sitting 12th and Undeniably 3rd. I don t see that happening. General Truce is drawn the car park (17) and they have him running three back on the fence in sixth Faster Son is drawn 16 and they have him outside General Truce in the run he said. My opinion is that this speed-map is ridiculous. For the record Catapulted settled third Undeniably sixth General Truce 17th and Faster Son 12th. Too much technology can confuse people and that is why I use jockeys who can make split second decisions and read a race for speed and trouble. You might have a chat about the way a horse could be ridden but good jockeys normally don t win because they get the best instructions Kavanagh said. We will sometimes engage a jockey to suit a horse knowing that they personally like to get back in races or go forward. That I sup- 21 THE DECISION MAKERS (CONT) Jim Cassidy guides Roman Emperor home in the Derby pose is a pretty good indicator for punters. Or (conversely) it could disrupt their speed maps and ratings because they are not expecting a horse to be ridden differently which can happen if it is out of form and needing a spark. But at the end of the day good jockeys don t need instructions and bad jockeys cannot carry them out. Kavanagh a former South Australian jumps jockey now based in Melbourne takes many horses to provincial Victorian and Adelaide tracks in search of a winner. He conceded that many jockeys away from the top-liners require instruction. You do get guys in the bush who need to be instructed although you hope that they would at least have watched the race replays or their agents if they have them have put in a bit of work. Saying that though we may instruct because we feel they need to be told or it is a young apprentice or that they may not be familiar with the horse - there are lots of reasons. But even then if I tell them say to get on the fence behind the leader and 10 other trainers have instructed the same thing then there are going to be nine disappointed people. It really is an inexact science. What about gear changes A trainer may put blinkers on a two-year-old for the first time after two starts and it may race a lot differently than at its first two starts. Former champion Sydney apprentice Matthew Privato was an early adaptor of technology among jockeys he purchased a pager in 1991. Those were the days when jockeys would never ring trainers for rides but waited for the call. I often sit back and laugh at how much it has all changed (since winning the 1989 90 Apprentice Premiership) it began when Shane Dye came over and started managing himself and ringing for rides Privato said. That was a big difference nowadays trainers will rarely call you. I think a lot of them want to be called so they know how keen you are to ride for them. Today Privato finds himself a rider agent with three charges - Jim Cassidy in Sydney Michael Walker in Melbourne and Chad Lever in Adelaide. I am never off the phone and while we try not to steal too many rides it is very important to be the first agent on the phone to a trainer. If there has been a bad ride I let the trainer tell me and then It is not enough anymore for any jockey not to do form unfortunately some don t know how to dissect it... Mark Guest suggest after looking at the replays and the times and whatever else is relevant how my rider would have won on it. Privato said that when he rode most trainers would be shocked if he suggested riding tactics but because of what is available technology-wise many trainers expect the input either on race day or beforehand in deciding what jockey to leg-up. In my day you had guys like Malcolm Johnston Mick Dittman and Kevin Moses who I am sure did their form but trainers just did not expect it from the littler jockeys and they told you how to ride it. These days jockeys have to show much more initiative and really know their stuff. In fact I know trainers who will not put a jockey on if the jockey has no idea of what the speed may be in a race or if he has not got a plan A and B. But it is still debatable how much speed maps and ratings and the technology really contribute to riding a winner sometimes I think it works against the horse winning. The racing scene is also different now with so many larger stables dominating. There are a lot of very good jockeys especially in Sydney and Melbourne struggling to get rides and it is much more important for those guys to have done their homework. Agents must not only monitor race replays but also have a myriad of other considerations from stewards reports on-track performances (of their own and opposing jockeys and horses) jockeys that get injured or suspended and what they were riding nominations and acceptances. Privato also analyses each ride with his jockeys following meetings. I work during and after the Saturday races my busiest time can be calling trainers on a Sunday morning pitching for rides and with nominations always coming out and the guys riding nearly every day it seems to never stop. Most of the time when I am working I have the races on in the background and I sit at home and watch every race and rewind them and I always have the radio or television on and a pad and 22 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com . 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However following a recent injury-enforced lay-off Privato has found himself back near square one with his young charge in the dog-eat-dog world of professional riding. As a former jockey Privato said that his opinions on riding were welcomed by his clients. He also believes that sharing the load in analysing form and seeking rides helped with the occupational health of jockeys who were riding every day and starving themselves to risk their necks for 150 a race. Few other agents though have that level of industry-experience. Case in point is Williams agent Mark Guest who is also a Sky Channel form analyst. He recognises that the Williams job - which he has held since 2005 is a little easier than most in that his only client is highly sought by trainers. And although Guest finds Williams the vast majority of his rides he always leaves the piloting to the pilot. I will come up with a horse at nominations and Craig may be happy to go with it or I might pinpoint a handful of potentially-good rides and he may pick one that I will then chase. Craig lives and dies by his own sword he does a lot of research once he gets the ride said Guest. It is not enough anymore for any jockey not to do form unfortunately some don t know how to dissect it. Craig knows this better than anyone and trainers know he is a professional who does the work. He is like a few other great riders in Australia now who always seem to know where to put a horse and which jockeys and horses to follow. Much of the public chatter surrounding speed-maps race times sectionals ratings and speculation over the jockey merry-go-round is fuelled by professional media personalities and journalists and increasingly bookmaking services. As an agent I have a fair idea of the horses I want to target and what sort of races those horses will head to said Guest. I am always chasing up trial runners and getting an idea how those coming back from a spell are tracking. We try to pinpoint horses on an upward spiral that are going somewhere. As the (form analyst) punters ask me why Craig might be on a 20-1 shot that cannot win Maybe the trainer is looking at the next race or the one after. I laugh sometimes when there is media speculation about jockey switches and you have (subsequent) market movements. They will say Craig was dumped or that he has made a mistake but a lot of the time you have simply made a prior commitment or you are loyal to a certain stable or owner. Sometimes it is obvious and sometimes not. Sometimes you see a jockey get the sack. That is one of the flipsides of the video technology. It can certainly help you win a race but everyone has access to it and there are many angles and higher scrutiny and if your ride didn t look pretty you might not get back on. Guest suggests this is why trainers like Mark Kavanagh will always look for the four-dimensional rider over the one-dimensional rider. Kavanagh said that once a horse is fit on race day it is basically up to the jockey. He also believes that the sport is more about guts and instinct than bells and whistles . If you re riding or training or punting I believe that you just have to go with your gut. There is a lot of information out there unfortunately a lot of it is contradictory and a lot of people like to tell you what you should do. Racing people roll with the punches because they know things can change dramatically from what might be expected to happen before a race. It is harder though to convince the self-proclaimed experts. They are the ones you will normally find driving taxis or working in h the media or cutting hair. Jockeys agent Matt Privato was a hoop himself In fact I know trainers who will not put a jockey on if the jockey has no idea of what the speed may be in a race or if he has not got a plan A and B... Matt Privato pen in my hand. I have mates who go to work and they think my job is a bludge and then they come over and are shocked. It is seven days a week. But I love it. Privato has experienced the ups and downs of jockey management in some ways it is a salient lesson for those who discount human nature when analysing races. He admitted to being gutted after costing Cassidy who he has managed since 2006 the 2008 Group 2 Villiers Stakes when he opted for Snipers Bullet over eventual winner Something Anything ridden by comeback kid Chris Munce. Privato said many media outlets and form analysts favoured Snipers Bullet over the winner because of Cassidy riding the latter. I have picked the wrong rides and so have the jockeys but I reckon it works out. In 2009 Jim was upset with me that I had not gotten him a ride in the Australian Derby and then I heard on the radio that Dwayne Dunne was not making the trip to Sydney to ride Roman Emperor. I rang Bart Cummings foreman John Thompson and pleaded for Jim to ride the horse. John said you know their history but I will ring the boss and ring you back . When I got the call back it was unbelievable hearing how rapt Jim was I knew he was going to win the race. Jim has in the past done the wrong thing but he has done his time and if they are riding winners everyone wants them on. After winning the 1.6 million race and the master trainer s 252nd Gr1 an elated Cassidy delivered one of the most famous post-race interviews in telling the Randwick crowd ring-a-dingding I ve won for the King . 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Crystal Lily won the Golden Slipper for Ellerton Zahra Racing 26 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com L ast year s Golden Slipper victory by Crystal Lily was a landmark moment for young Victorian trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra but also thrust the relatively recent accessibility of training partnerships in Australia into the limelight. The Ellerton Zahra Racing enterprise was still a fledgling operation in its first season when their racy filly captured the Slipper. That win changed our lives Zahra recalls. We had enjoyed a good year going into it and it really put us into the spotlight. According to Zahra he and Ellerton still have to pinch themselves sometimes about their triumph in the nation s iconic two-year-old race. Our business gained a few new clients out of it but more importantly it was a dream come true for us. The Golden Slipper is one of Australian racing s Grand Slams that everybody wants to win especially when you ve spent much of your life in the industry. Zahra says that he and Ellerton have ensured that the build-up of new clients has been carefully managed over the past twelve months. In a business like this I think it s important to build gradually. I think if you go from twenty horses to sixty overnight you sort of start frying your brain. Their numbers are presently at a comfortable level of about fifty horses. It s been a touch easier to syndicate horses we ve bought ourselves because we ve won a Slipper and been in the limelight. Doing things together is nothing new for Ellerton 37 and Zahra 39. They are first cousins who hail from a large and close-knit family of Maltese heritage. Both grew up in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Mentone and were educated locally at St Bedes College with Zahra being a year ahead in classes of Ellerton. They played Australian Rules football together and shared similar groups of friends from a young age. Having spent so much time as companions in their formative years it was not surprising that they gravitated towards the same profession and chose racing as their career path. Ellerton and Zahra count Gerald Ryan amongst their early mentors before the pair found different workplace locations for a considerable time. With Zahra gaining further grounding with John Hawkes Ellerton diligently worked his way into the position of trainer for owner David Moodie s Contract Racing operation at the famous Hobsons Lodge stables at Flemington. But the pair was to reunite professionally at Hobson s Lodge Mathew Ellerton pand his avenues and was scaling back his operation here Zahra states. We knew it was coming so it was up to us to get off our butts and progress. By that time in addition to his role as stable foreman Zahra had taken out his own licence and was achieving notable success with former Western Australian sprinter Let Go Thommo. He prepared the gelding to win the Bletchingly Stakes over 1 200 metres at Caulfield at Gr3 level on the first day of the 2009 2010 season. Mathew and I were training from the same base but had some separate facilities Zahra explains. Having decided to forge ahead as partners the application process proved straightforward and Ellerton Zahra Racing officially commenced operations in August 2009. Although extremely close Ellerton and Zahra s personalities are like chalk and cheese. Ellerton is exceptionally shy by nature whereas Zahra is far more outgoing. But by being different the pair brings complementary skills to the joint venture which has helped add to its success. Both trainers recognise considerable benefits in the partnership arrangement. It s all been pretty positive. We re both hard workers and fairly hands-on in our approach Ellerton says. It s enabled us to share the load and better manage the administration. We can also now be in two places at the one time. According to Ellerton Zahra s proficiency in liaising with the stable s owners is an important asset his partner brings to the operation. Simon is particularly effective with the communications side of the business which is not my strength he admits. Zahra agrees that a partnership arrangement helps balance the pressing demand on their time in the crowded and hectic schedule which has become an accepted part of the modern racing era. The workload is shared. Mathew has kids whereas I don t but both of us want to enjoy some quality of life he emphasizes. Two heads are better than one we reckon. We split our race day duties and time off to ensure we have a life outside the business and to freshen our minds a bit. We will often have one person at the races and the other at home. It s usually only Saturdays that we will be at the races together. Zahra is happy to take responsibility for the majority of external interaction. 27 We have our ups and downs like any business or marriage for that matter but you move on and don t dwell on them... Simon Zahra with Zahra working under Ellerton as foreman during an era of considerable success for the stable through Gr1 horses of the calibre of Casual Pass Miss Kournikova and Black Bean to name just a few. I had been involved in business with Mathew for ten years so the progression to a training partnership wasn t a massive transition for us Zahra comments. A major change of business direction from Moodie also played its part in influencing Ellerton and Zahra to move forward as training partners in mid 2009. Moodie had vacated Hobsons Lodge and was in a transitional phase of relocating the majority of his horses to other stables primarily Peter Moody and Mick Price at Caulfield. Fortunately for Ellerton Crystal Lily was not one of those and remained in his care at new stables on course at Flemington which had previously housed the Lloyd Williams team. Moodie s intended plans were flagged well in advance so came as no surprise to Ellerton and Zahra. We had known it was in the pipeline that David wanted to ex- For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com stable partners (cont) tant presence. He is starting to build his numbers back up with us with some young horses which is tremendous. Barry has been a very loyal and influential client. Included amongst the horses he and his wife currently race with us is Response. Stefan s ownership involvement with us includes an interest in Enjin Number Nine. He is a business partner with David in Contract Services which continues to provide vital backing to our operation behind the scenes. Ellerton and Zahra are one of 26 training partnerships currently operative in Australia twelve of which are registered in Victoria and nine in New South Wales. Nearly all involve family members or domiciled couples although exceptions to that rule include Jamie Edwards and Bruce Elkington in Victoria who brought their independent established training operations under a partnership banner. Father and son enterprises are common including Pat and Wayne Webster and Neville and Christopher Voigt at Randwick along with Bill and Simon Wilde at Warrnambool in Victoria and Ross and Clint Price in Western Australia. There are fathers and daughters like Terry and Karina O Sullivan in Victoria mother and son in the case of the Baroness of Bombala Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones in Canberra and siblings such as the Randwick-based brothers Jim and Greg Lee. Couples include John Symons and Sheila Laxon and Fran Houlahan and Brian Johnston in Victoria along with Amanda Turner and Mauro Poletti in New South Wales. Around the country several partnerships are highly prominent in the training ranks. At the time of writing Ellerton and Zahra were tenth on the Melbourne trainers premiership table. In South Australia Leon Macdonald and his son -in-law Andrew Gluyas were occupying third position on the Adelaide table whilst father and son combination David and Scott Brunton were already assured of their second successive premiership win in Tasmania. The Bruntons have continued their domination after setting a new record tally of winners in their home state in the 2009 2010 season. Wayne Hawkes is part of the Hawkes partnership Mathew is a much quieter person than me and in this day and age you need marketing and to be amongst it so in that sense my suitability in that area works out well for us. Zahra says that differences of opinions between the two are never a detrimental issue for the operation. We have our ups and downs like any business or marriage for that matter but you move on and don t dwell on them. We talk about things and respect each other s positions as well. Zahra rates his cousin highly as a trainer. Mathew is a very astute trainer and has achieved a lot in a short space of time. He is a great reader of a horse. He also places them extremely well and is particularly skilled in having a horse spot-on for a particular target race he observes. The achievements of Ellerton Zahra Racing certainly haven t rested solely with Crystal Lily s Golden Slipper. That celebrated Gr1 victory at Rosehill last April was followed five months later by further success at the highest level through high class sprinting mare Response in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes over 1 400 metres at Caulfield. Other promising horses in the stable include three-year-olds That s Not It a Gr3 winner over 1 200 metres at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day last year and Enjin Number Nine who won at Listed level in Melbourne this Summer before incurring a ban after unfortunately suffering a bleeding attack during the Australian Guineas at Flemington in March. Enjin Number Nine s emergence had been a personal highlight for me as I purchased him at the Ready To Run Sale in New Zealand and he was one of the first horses I have bought off my own bat Zahra reveals. That s Not It s success last Spring also gave us a pretty big thrill because several of our long-time owners were involved. Mathew bought him for just 16 000. When you re buying horses and they re winning these sorts of races it s a great buzz and quite an achievement I think. Zahra says the stable has some outstanding supporters led by David Moodie Barry Griffiths and Stefan Seketa. David was a great supporter of Matthew and me for a decade prior to us going into partnership and he continues to be an impor- The high profile Team Hawkes... is registered in both New South Wales and Victoria and is the only partnership trio to date in Australia. The high profile Team Hawkes combination of family patriarch John Hawkes and sons Michael and Wayne is registered in both New South Wales and Victoria and is the only partnership trio to date in Australia. We no longer have a Queensland base. Michael is in Sydney I m in Melbourne and my father runs between the two so it all works pretty well Wayne Hawkes comments. I suppose the biggest thing is that if you ve got a partnership there are more trainers being represented rather than foremen and you can also spread the workload. The bottom line though is that nothing s really changed for us in our particular situation but the system might help new people come into the industry he adds. It should be noted that the successful tri-state Aquanita Racing operation is not a partnership but is essentially a training co-operative. The four trainers under the Aquanita umbrella - Robert Smerdon and Tony Vasil in Victoria Liam Birchley in Queensland and Simon Miller in Western Australia - maintain their independence by each running their own separate business. Under the Aquanita model the trainers have a contract arrangement for the provision and management of a range of facilities and services. Victoria was the first state to allow partnerships in Australia in 2006 followed two years later by the introduction of national rule of racing AR80G which facilitated training partnerships across the country from 1 August 2008. The first two partnerships approved in Victoria were Colin Alderson and his daughter Cindy and the husband and wife team of Bruce and Jean Purcell who were approved by Racing Victoria Lim 28 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com stable partners (cont) ited at its Committee meeting of 4 August 2006. Former RVL Chief Steward Des Gleeson remembers the advent of partnerships which he says came after considerable discussion with the Australian Trainers Association and its national president Colin Alderson. Colin was a strong advocate for their introduction. Racing had become a seven day a week industry and it had become apparent that there was a need to share the workload give opportunities for younger people particularly family members to gain experience while being guided the now-retired Gleeson explains. For some older trainers it was also a way of maintaining their involvement in the industry rather than leaving the profession when less able to cope as the years advanced. Victoria s decision to embrace partnerships was taken as common sense measure reflective of what was already occurring in the industry where many family members were sharing facilities resources and essentials on a daily basis. Officials considered that if set up correctly the partnership model could reduce operating costs and generate many other benefits for trainers willing to embrace the concept. Gleeson believes that RVL took something of a punt in going alone initially on partnerships but could recognise a likely win-win situation in the offing. We didn t envisage any unworkable obstacles and the other states watched on with interest to see how things would pan out he says. According to the Australian Racing Board the sticking point preventing an initial national adoption of partnerships was a concern from Stewards that all partners may not be held jointly and severally responsible in for example positive swab cases. In other jurisdictions such as New Zealand instances had occurred whereby only one member of a training partnership had been penalised and the other partner continued the training operation. Under AR80G if a trainer who is in a training partnership commits a breach of the Rules of Racing then subject to subrule (7) all persons in that training partnership are deemed jointly and severally responsible and may be penalised. Gleeson says that Stewards have subsequently made provision to allow the possibility of exercising a level of discretion and penalising only one member of a partnership where extenuating circumstances apply as had occurred elsewhere. A recent example was the well-publicised case involving the dual state operation of Bevan Laming and son Richard. RVL Stewards opted not to penalise Queensland-based Bevan for offences which his Victorian-based son was deemed to be solely responsible for. As a result the disqualification subsequently handed down applied only to Richard Laming. Despite this outcome a lingering uncertainty of how individual cases would be interpreted in the event of an occurrence such as a positive swab remains the consistent nagging concern amongst many trainers about partnerships. Trainers still seem unsure under what exact circumstances the one out both out rule will be applied and where it is more likely that some form of discretional judgement may be exercised. One such trainer is Seymour-based John Symons who recalls his uncertainty and concern when he and partner Sheila Laxon had an inadvertent positive swab scare. It turned out not to be a positive at all and was dropped. I was interstate at the sales at the time and our concerns were that had something come of it we were unsure if the responsibility would have been determined as equal or separate and whether any penalty would have been the same for both of us Symons recalls. It seems to still be a bit of a grey area. So while partnerships have their advantages in for business purposes the negative side is if something goes wrong we may both have to wear it he adds. No person in Australia possesses as much first-hand experience with partnerships as trans-Tasman trainer Mike Moroney who gained his introduction to the profession in partnership with the experienced Dave O Sullivan in the early 1980s. 30 Colin Alderson was behind the concept Partnerships have been permissible in New Zealand since the 1970s stemming from pioneers such as Bill and Graeme Sanders. There are currently around 50 partnerships registered with the licensing department of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing. Moroney s initial venture with O Sullivan lasted one season. He has since been in partnerships of varying lengths in New Zealand with Graham Richardson Andrew Scott (twice) brother Paul Moroney (twice) and Dean Melton previously and is currently in his first season with Andrew Clarken. My involvement with partnerships has covered two different aspects Moroney explains. They have either been about helping someone get a start in the profession like Dave O Sullivan did for me and I did for Graham Richardson or in the other cases they have come about through practical necessity. Moroney has not yet felt any need for a partnership at the Australian base of his Ballmore Stables at Flemington instead relying on the sufficient support received from assistant trainer Claire Rayner and racing manager Anthony Feroce. Colin Alderson said he and daughter Cindy s partnership undertaking had proven to be nothing but positive since being first cabs off the rank in Victoria in 2006. It has taken the pressure off me greatly. I have been looking to step back a bit and don t want to have my foot on the accelerator for too long he comments. It is a great way of easing people particularly family into the industry which is something we have to encourage. Our partnership has raised Cindy s profile to an extent where we are operating on equal footing. That is important because owners don t accept foremen as much. Based on their own experiences Ellerton Zahra Racing also believes that there is a major difference between being a foreman and a member of a training partnership. In Zahra s opinion one of the key factors separating a successful partnership from the traditional stable set-up is the difference in mindset between a foreman and a trainer with a vested interest in the business. You can always have a good foreman but they don t think like it s their own business he says. That s why I think a partnership works better than just relying on a good foreman because when it s your own business you think differently. When you ve got two people with their minds attuned to the business and someone always there everything tends to get done properly. Zahra says that he and Ellerton are glad they followed their instincts along the path they have chosen together. I m surprised a lot more people haven t done it to be honest he comments. For us the partnership has been something of a turnh ing point in our career and has taken us to the next level. For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Horsepower s Foal GrowtH Software Re-Launched orsepower s re-launched Foal Growth software heralds a new era in computer programs to assist the stud manager. The web-based system provides a simple-to-use platform turning data into usable information. Whilst many farms regularly weigh their foals the Foal Growth Software takes that raw data and displays it in several different formats providing a snap-shot of the young horse s progress during the various stages of its growth and development from birth through weaning to the crucical yearling-preparation phase. As well as tracking a foals weight and average daily gain against an Australian ideal the Horsepower system allows the user to compare foals from the same dam from different years against an overall average of foals from the same sire during the same year or against foals from the same farm during the same year. National Sales Manager for Horsepower Greg Murphy explains It s not about being able to sit in an office H xxxx xxxxx xxxx More and more studs are also using the graphs as a selling tool at sales time... and manage the growth and development of your horses from a computer screen. That s not what it is about. What it does do however is to give the stud manager another tool to assist in that process. The various graphs and comparisons can be used in a variety of different ways with different studs having different wants and needs. For example some managers use the graphs in regular management meetings they may have with the stud owner. Others provide the information to the broodmare owners as part of the overall service they offer and more and more studs are also using the graphs as a selling tool at sales time being able to show prospective buyers the graphs of the various yearlings in their draft. Having been with Horsepower for just over 23 years Murphy is genuinely excited about the benefits this software brings noting The feedback has just been tremendous. The studs that have gone from using our original version to this new web-based system say its just so user-friendly and provides them with such practical in- Weight vs Time To be able to offer this sort of extra service to our clients at no extra cost is very important to us... formation. Photos can be uploaded into the system as well as comment and owners details. The storing of the information online also means that if a mare is sold her details remain in the system and can be re-activated by the new owner. It s any extremely competitive market we are in and to be able to offer this sort of extra service to our clients at no extra cost is very important to us. A wholly Australian owned and operated business Horsepower is today still owned by the veterinarian who started the business Dr Mark Greathead. Horsepower places enormous emphasis on supplying quality products with their feeds produced in Feedsafe and HACCP accredited mills Horsepower s range covers all aspects of the industry from breeding to yearling prep h to racing and spelling. All foals 32 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 400 380 360 340 320 300 280 WEIGHT vs TIME FROM BIRTH - Actual weight - Ideal weight WEIGHT KGS 260 240 220 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 DAYS OLD FOAL GROWTH SOFTWARE Wayne Bedggood Manager CRESSFIELD STUD For more details contact - Track the weight of your foals against the Australian ideal or simply monitor the average daily gain. This new web enabled version also lets you compare foals out of the same mare over various years simply at the touch of a button - or compare foals by the same sire. Upload photos and comments. Most importantly its easy to use. It s a system built by horsemen - for horsemen At Cressfield we use the Horsepower Foal Growth Software as an essential part of our horse husbandry program in particular when it comes to assessing the growth stages of our foals weanlings and yearlings. We have a lot less developmental issues now we can constantly maintain our horse s growth rate. It s been a great addition to our existing strategies and practices assisting us in ensuring we achieve the optimal development of our horses. 1800 681 117 Website www.horsepower.com.au EQUINE NUTRITION SYSTEMS PTY LTD. the French connection Hong Kong has long been thought a trainer s mecca . European correspondent John Gilmore reports on French trainer Richard Gibson s impending move south. ith only two-dozen racehorse trainers in Hong Kong at any given time an invitation from the Hong Kong Jockey Club to train is among the most prized opportunities a trainer can get. After 14 years as a successful trainer in France English-born 41-year-old Richard Gibson will embark on a new challenge having accepted the HKJC s prized invitation to ply his trade later this year. The trainer of 5 Gr1 winners Gibson first came to prominence in 1999 when his 2-year-old filly Lady of Chad (Last Tycoon) won the Gr1 Prix Marcel Boussac and in doing so became the top rated French 2-year-old filly for that year. For the past three seasons he has been selected to train up to 10 horses for The Aga Khan. Gibson officially starts training in Hong Kong on July 11 however will be arriving in May to prepare. He reveals It has always been my ambition to leave Chantilly one day and throughout my career I have greatly admired the Hong Kong racing set up and when they gave me the opportunity to train there I had no hesitation in taking up their offer. said Gibson. I know many of the French jockeys who are or have been based in Hong Kong told me to jump at the chance and I can t wait to get started this summer I am not going there just to play golf. Everyone in Europe regards Hong Kong and the way their racing is organised as the envy of the racing world and it s every trainers W dream to be invited to come and train here with the quality of life available. Gibson is the first European trainer to arrive at Sha Tin since German trainer Andreas Schutz in 2006 and he will fill the vacancy left by the departure of David Oughton. Undoubtedly Gibson s globe trotting exploits with Doctor Dino (Muhtathir) winning the HKJC Gr1 Cathy Pacific Vase in 2007 and 2008 in Hong Kong was a big influence on him obtaining a training licence in the former British colony showing his ability to prepare a horse for a big race on the international scene. Gibson acknowledges the planned move to Hong Kong would not have been possible without the backing of his current racehorse owners in France. Their generous support was invaluable in helping me find a trainer willing to take over the Mont Po Lamorlaye yard and agree to take on most of the stable staff and work with my current owners horses. The alternative prospect to lay off staff would have made the move to Hong Kong both financially and more important morally impossible declares Gibson. I had built up a very professional quality stable staff over the years some lads have worked with me for 12 years so it was important to me that their continued employment has been ensured. Leading French trainer Mikel Delzangles takes over running the 34 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Richard Gibson & HKJC director of racing William A. Nader Everyone in Europe regards Hong Kong and the way their racing is organised as the envy of the racing world... Richard Gibson Sha Tin will be Richard Gibson s new training base Dual CXHKIR Gr1 winner Doctor Dino (centre) stables when Gibson departs in May. One major change Gibson will have to come to terms with concerns the very different training facilities he will now face and the prospect of racing predominantly on one track rather than travelling to different race courses as in France. Training takes place on the two Sha Tin practice tracks daily from 4.45am to 8.30am plus there s a trotting ring horse walking machine and swimming pool. As good as the facilities are they compare very differently to Chantilly s world-renowned extensive forested sand tracks and grass gallops. Watching Gibson observing a training session on the Chantilly forest gallops in totally calm picturesque conditions one wonders how he will adapt to Hong Kong s daily hustle and bustle where 24 trainers currently train around 1 300 horses. Nothing is going to match the beauty of Chantilly as a training centre or the variety of racecourse in France but it s all about adapting says Gibson who notes I previously had experience of this type of training and racing in the United States during the French off-season winter period in the early 1990s where I was attached to both Gary Jones in California and later Bill Mott s stables in Florida. With China beginning to develop its own racecourses with the Dubai-backed Tianjin City project under development it offers enormous possibilities for the future in the region. Aside from excellent prizemoney just what is that attracts many of the world s leading trainers to the hustle and bustle lifestyle of Hong Kong HKJC public relations officer Tania Lau points out Trainers and jockeys in Hong Kong are licensed by the HKJC to train and ride in Hong Kong. The stables are owned by the HKJC and there is no rent to pay on them by trainers who earn their majority of income from prize money while the stable staff are the HKJC employees. All horses are imported in Hong Kong but before the horses are imported the owner must assign them to one of the 24 trainers [licensed by the Club]. The HKJC conducts an annual horse sale of its own at Sha Tin where 30-40 horses are sold at auction. Prizemoney which totalled HK 782m for 83 meetings in season 2009 10 is distributed at 10% for the trainer 10% for the winning jockey and 5% for 2nd-6th place with stable staff receiving 10% the rest for the owners. In Hong Kong there are no 2-year-old races and around 70% of horses trained in Hong Kong are currently Southern Hemispherebred from mainly Australia and New Zealand. Gibson who wants to look further afield than the traditional Southern Hemisphere horses comments I have good racing connections in Hong Kong having trained in France for the Alain Li family and Ronald Arculli and Australia s Patinack Farm for whom I ve trained horses in France. Using my French racing and breeding experience and connections I ll be looking to buy good quality proven black-type French race horses in-training on a regular basis for owners to run in Hong Kong. The French breeding Industry is very well managed and I am very familiar with the French bloodstock lines built up over the years working with racehorses learning from professionals in the Wh business and buying at the sales for my owners in France. For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 35 PERFORMANCE IS POWER By Belinda howard L esley Fitton of Equine Performance Pty Ltd saw a gap in the market and set out determined to fill it. Frustrated by seeing racing harness and performance horse owners and trainers struggle fail and spend needless amounts of money on questionable or unsuitable products Lesley was spurred into action and encouraged to take her knowledge and expertise to the public. In doing so she has been able to source and supply premium equine products to her clients. Lesley who has spent a lifetime with horses took a special interest in supplements and common but debilitating equine health problems. I saw numerous people experimenting with products that I had found to be of questionable value she states. This led me to advise some friends and trainers on the value of professional biochemical blood analysis and interpretation in order to customise a way to balance the nutrition of the individual horse when deprived of critical vitamins and minerals. I also investigated innovative products for the treatment of hoof problems bleeding and joint soreness and products formulated to assist with the nutrition and conditioning of equine athletes. Lesley is familiar with a wide range of equine health problems and continually strives to use the correct and most effective products available on the market. Her success in advising and assisting clients followed by word-of-mouth communication ultimately led to the establishment of her now 2-year-old company. My business isn t just about selling the products which of course I do but also about listening to and consulting with my clients on the most appropriate product to suit the specific needs of their horse. I only endorse products that have proven effective and those I have discovered through extensive research and experimentation. My aim is to achieve positive outcomes in many of the more common conditions associated with the equine athlete she observes. Aside from Lesley s advice Equine Performance Pty Ltd (EP) is a boutique supplier of proven horse pastes horse nutrition supplements race electrolytes pre-race boosters equine muscle builders injectable and innovative equine therapies including laser therapy. EP aims to constantly search research and supply legitimate cost-effective high quality racehorse products for peak performance and soundness. In addition to the administered products EP also carries a comprehensive range of quality horse first-aid supplies veterinary dressings and bandages and equine thermometers. In other ways Lesley is building her reputation for sourcing new high quality interesting and innovative horse products. When I visit different stables and properties owners and trainers discuss their problems many of which usually have a simple solution perhaps that has just not been available to them before. One client told me that his staff were not drying the horses sufficiently leading to chills infections and skin lesions so I thought why not get a towel that does a better job So she did EP has now been appointed exclusive Australasian distributor for the revolutionary new range of anti-bacterial microfibre products from Equi-towel of California. The cloths scrapers dryers and hoods will save a lot of labour time and will quickly and effectively draw moisture from the horses skin. In addition EP has been offered a dealership by Walsh Harness and Saddlery of Wisconsin USA a name synonymous since its founding in 1914 with high quality thoroughbred tack and harness racing equipment. With Lesley s help Walsh products are now being introduced to New Zealand and Australia and an extensive line of lightweight nylon thoroughbred tack will be offered including bridles headstalls reins nose bands and curb straps. The unique material in this new product line combines nylon I saw numerous people experimenting with products that I had found to be of questionable value... Lesley Fitton with polyester that is precisely woven to create an extremely strong product. This material provides high durability that not only lasts longer than typical nylon tack but is also easier to maintain and keep clean. The new nylon line also features long-lasting stainless steel hardware epitomising the Walsh attention to detail. The line is available in a wide variety of colours making it as attractive as it is highly functional. A complete line of leather products used in the racing performance and pleasure industries is also manufactured by Walsh. Eclipse award-winning US trainer Todd Pletcher recently became a Walsh convert exclusively using Walsh bridles and headstalls. Frankly Walsh had the pure white colour which had become a challenge to buy said Pletcher. It started off as simple as that but the equipment looks good holds up exceptionally well and you can tell there is excellent craftsmanship in everything they make. Walsh President Paul Trieber is also extremely proud of Walsh products and their new association with Equine Performance Pty Ltd. Equine Performance saw it as a natural fit with their other quality products stated Trieber. Equine Performance Pty Ltd and Lesley Fitton are providing a service that is not like any other with a unique combination of experience knowledge innovation practicality and affordability. h 36 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com ARION PEDIGREES MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Y ou d be hard-pressed to find anybody in this industry that hasn t held a sales catalogue in their hands during the past few years. And each of those who has has been holding the handiwork of Arion Pedigrees whose own pedigree fittingly is without peer as the supplier of all catalogue data to each of Inglis NZ Bloodstock and Magic Millions. But even though the Arion team takes enormous pride in that aspect of their business it s only one part of the bourgeoning Kiwi-based company that has so much more to offer owners stud farms and breeding aficionados. With an amazingly comprehensive database at its fingertips Arion Pedigrees is able to create an almost limitless cross-reference of data available for a breeder owner or stud farm wanting to avail themselves of in-depth statistics to support their business decisions. Arion Pedigrees takes pride in being able to prove or disprove any theory about racing declares Arion s new general manager Kyla Johnston who notes the Arion Pedigrees database contains more than 4 million records a repository that increases daily with racing data from around the globe. Using the type of logic which is a required given in the business they re in Arion Pedigrees staff support the proposition that the more data you have and the more accurate The enhanced information needed to produce an accurate pedigree page can also be utilised in many ways to benefit most industry participants... that data is then the answers derived from that data represent the most accurate outcome. A kind of x y y z therefore x z approach. Just ask the question says Johnston and the answer is probably on our website in one of our standard reports but if it is not then Arion can find the answer for you. The huge amount of data available as a resource via Arion reflects the increasing globalisation of both racing and breeding. Although it might at first glance appear extreme to cover 54 racing nations when only 18 nations hold Gr1 events in the quest to create accurate catalogue information horses related to the catalogued individual could easily have raced anywhere around the world. Understandably no vendor wants to see a winner missing from the page and so it really is a matter of dotting the I s and crossing the T s. And of course notwithstanding sales catalogue benefits the enhanced information needed to produce an accurate pedigree page can also be utilised in many ways to benefit most industry participants. Originally a horse dentist whose career was cut short by a knee injury Johnston has brought a strong hands-on role to the business. Despite the growing prevalence particularly in IT-style companies for staff to operate from home Johnston has taken 38 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Arion will be based in Waikato s thoroughbred hub the opposite view and Arion is setting up a permanent office in New Zealand s breeding hub of Cambridge (in the Waikato region) a few hours south of Auckland. While there are clear advantages to each of us operating individually notes Johnston I also believe that when it comes to a collaborative effort the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts. Purely by being in close physical proximity to one another we ll be in a better position to bounce ideas around for how to better our product offering for clients. In essence what Johnston has done since the start of her tenure at Arion is look at the business beyond its core revenue streams. Although there is obviously a commercial imperative that lies beneath Arion s desire to grow into untapped areas of the industry that s balanced by sheer enthusiasm by programmer Johnston who is first and foremost excited by what s possible given the extent of data at hand. Following a complete re-launch of the Arion website late last year breeders are now able to either create or request a myriad of hitherto unavailable statistics. Why would they Although we all love to trot out the old Lies damn lies and statistics axiom the reality is the thoroughbred industry is often a game of smoke and mirrors depending on who s telling the story. Using a combination of cross-referenced empirical data one is able to drill down to the raw facts. Informed decisions may not always lead to a positive result in either the ring or on the track however their contribution to risk management and the avoidance of poor decision-making cannot be overestimated. Among Arion s exciting new initiatives are their 5x5 Nicks report which Johnston explains was an innovation of one of their novative report thoroughbred aficionados can avail themselves of from Arion s updated website according to Johnston. The grid based Nicks report is another product of Glenn Burrows where he wanted to be able to enter horses in a blank tabulated pedigree grid to produce a report of all horses with that exact cross enthuses Johnston. To access the Grid Based Nicks report you select the report under Sire reports and The huge amount of data available as a resource via Arion reflects the increasing globalisation of both racing and breeding... clients The 5x5 Nicks report is a product thought up by Glenn Burrows (of Willowpark Stud Fame). It is a new report listed under our Sire Reports section. Select the 5x5 Nicks Reports from the left hand column. Two text boxes appear where you can enter 2 sires names (i.e. Danehill and Mr Prospector) and you will receive a report with a summary of the cross at the top and a list of horses with their breeding a pedigree style race record and the AEI figure. It will display all horses with the first stallion in the sire line and the 2nd stallion in the dam line and vice versa. Burrows is also responsible for another ina blank tabulated pedigree grid is displayed. To populate the textboxes type in a few letters (3 or more) and a drop down list appears to select your horse. Click the Run Report button and again you will receive the summary of the cross at the top of the report and a list of horses with their breeding a pedigree-style race record and the AEI figure. It s these type of reports that are catapulting Arion to the top of breeders and owners minds to say nothing of stud farms in the never-ending quest to either breed own or better still breed and own a champion. To view the Arion Pedigrees website go to h www.arion.co.nz. For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 39 Betchoice it s all aBout ease of use The easy-to-navigate Betchoice website T he catch phrase of Betchoice The Choice Is Easy is more than just part of its branding it is the philosophy of a very successful business model. Entering a well established market of bigger players in the Northern Territory after giving some of them a decade start or more was not an easy thing to do. Betchoice needed a point of difference. CEO Mark Morrissey reflects on the task at hand. I can remember trying to convince Colin Tidy into letting Betchoice move to the Territory in 2006 and him asking me how on earth I intended to get this business growing while we were up against multi-billion dollar companies with advertising budgets to match. It did appear daunting but Morrisey had an unusual yet effective view on how to compete. I said to Colin that we should adopt the Hapkido principle where you use a larger opponent s size to your own advantage. The main advantage we had of being a smaller private company was that we could run a lean and mean operation and pass the gains from lower running costs onto our punters. From this thought the business plan of Betchoice was built. To establish themselves as a real player in a saturated marketplace Betchoice would use the upside of having a minimal infrastructure to offer fixed odds prices the other bookmakers could only match by running at a loss. This low-margin pricing combined with a less optioned but hence simpler to use website would soon make them the fastest growing bookmaker in the country. Morrissey adds We became what was pretty much the Aldi of the bookmaking world. Sure we offered a smaller range of products than others but it was easier to find your way around the site and the prices were simply better than everyone else s. I really think some of the other bookies have lost the plot in recent times. They seem a bit fixated on offering every betting option under the sun. You can get set on Scandinavian ping-pong these days but from the feedback I ve got from clients who have switched to us from our competitors it appears the product range has come at the expense of good service and pricing on the more popular events. Apart from the pricing the uncluttered and easy to use Betchoice website was a big hit with punters large and small and Betchoice went from a two million dollar turnover company when NSW based to a two hundred million turnover in the first two years of trading from the Northern Territory. Morrissey explains The vast majority of wagering sites are technically very clever but just not user friendly. You can tell they ve been put together by programmers who have never had a bet in their lives. I was glad that I and many of my bookmaking staff were so hands-on with the website design and I think this shows when you compare our site to the others. Betchoice had achieved the goal of being known as the easy site. It was all down to keeping the pricing so good the punters didn t have to shop around and the website so simple even first time punters could use it. Morrissey speaks of the website with the tone of a proud father. I may be a tad biased but I think we have the best wagering site in the country. We ve gone for quality not quantity and judging by the emails we get the punters agree that this is the right way to go. I don t think there s another site anywhere that has so much information on a horse race in a single web frame. It all exists in the centre betting frame on the site but because the options are hidden behind tabs it s not cluttered. The navigation between the betting and form has been a real winner for 40 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Betchoice offices in Sydney us. It s all about using the screen real estate efficiently. One of the more popular products from the corporate bookmakers these days is the Tote plus five percent bet option where you get an additional five percent profit added to a chosen states TAB dividend. Betchoice were the first bookmaker in Australia to offer this Tote-plus style option to the already popular best-ofthree totes. Mark recalls the furor when this type of bet was first offered The TABs were furious. The TAB-friendly administrators were saying they d stop the tote based products through intellectual property rights laws. We knew that was a complete load of tripe. It would be like saying that Coles couldn t sell you a cheaper priced can of baked beans than Woolworths if the cheaper price was worked out by starting with the Woolworths price. Fortunately for the punters the laws in Australia that stop anti-competitive behavior ensured that the competitive philosophy of the corporate bookies wasn t derailed. There are still many people in the racing game that believe the competitiveness of the corporates is a bad thing for the industry. Morrissey explains that they should not fear the rise of the corporates and if they examine the wagering numbers over the last decade they will understand why these fears are unwarranted. Unfortunately people have been listening to some administrators who have convinced everyone that vast amounts of money are being siphoned away from the TABs to the corporates. If you watch the interviews with these administrators it s quite sneaky they way they manipulate the racing participants. You ll notice they always say the corporates are getting billions of turnover knowing that those listening will presume its coming from TABs they re careful though never to actually say the TAB is losing billions because they know that the TAB aren t. Morrissey goes on to quote the turnover figures. Ironically they are from the Australian Racing Board who are also one of the more vocal anti-corporate administrators. In the period that the turnover of the corporates rose from 600m to over 4 billion the TAB beat the inflation rate to break all records and they also hit ten billion turnover for the first time last year. What s even more amazing is that this period included the TVN war the equine influenza virus and the global financial crisis. The TABs have never seen it better yet the racing public is falling for the propaganda that we are stripping all this money away from the TAB. I think we have the best wagering site in the country. We ve gone for quality not quantity and judging by the emails we get the punters agree that this is the right way to go. Mark Morrissey Morrissey points out the reasoning for the nil affect on the TABs turnover This is not rocket science. The TABs are breaking turnover records while we are taking four billion in bets so obviously the money has to come from somewhere. Basically it s all from two sources. Some is the current punting public simply betting more because the products are far better than what the TAB offered alone. The rest is just what the public were spending on other leisure activities like alcohol cigarettes or other forms of gambling. Either way it s a big win for the racing industry if the spending is getting bigger and the industry is taking a cut. As I said before it s not rocket science. Because they are different models extracting different wagering dollars the TAB plus the corporates will always reh turn the industry more funds than the TAB alone. For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 41 Trevannah BlANDFoRD A dvertising has commenced for the Auction sale of renowned Upper Hunter thoroughbred nursery Trevannah Blandford. The prestige property is set to go under the hammer in the Newmarket Room on the last day of the Easter Yearling Sales on the 7th April 2011. According to Scone based Stud property agent Michael Burke Trevannah is a well appointed 577 Acres and is one of the finest parcels of land offered in the Upper Hunter for some time. Enjoying a large range of country from irrigated river flats to cleared undulating horse paddocks the property is highly suited to its current operation of a commercial broodmare farm and major consignor of yearlings to top Australian sales. The topography of the land lends itself to its purpose and a moderate climate with high rainfall provides a seasonal advantage over many other Hunter areas . Since its inception as a broodmare farm in 2000 Trevannah has been meticulously developed by current owners Denis and Trish Roberts. All stud improvements on the property are new and have been well designed to assist in the safe and effective breeding and rearing of high quality thoroughbred horses. With extensive pasture improvement and an excellent supply of both stock and irrigation water the property is located to take full advantage of its proximity to major Upper Hunter stallion stations . With interest in the property already proving to be strong Trevannah has been well priced in accordance with current market conditions. Full details of Trevannah can be seen online at www.maccalluminglis.com.au or by contacting Michael Burke on 0429 692 454. AM 00 9 N 1 IO ril 201 CT Ap AU 7th Trevannah Upper Hunter Valley A near new stud farm Trevannah will impress on inspection. The astute investor will identify this well located and improved property as excellent value for money. Location In the heart of thoroughbred country. An attractive & central location ideally positioned to walk mares into the leading stallions stations of the Upper Hunter. 37km s north east of Scone. Country 577 Ac. of highly suitable horse country ranging from irrigable river & creek flats through to undulating open basalt country. All country has been improved & supered. An aesthetically beautiful farm with extensive tree plantings & gardens. Water A feature. 36 meg licence from the Pages River & 5 meg. bore licence (solar equipped). 32 rainfall p a. Stud improvements All erected since 2000 Trevannah features the full complement of stud improvements 12 box stable barn 8 horse walker foaling unit vet area feed shed crush machinery shed and hay shed. Housing Improvements Well appointed as new three b r air conditioned residence. Renovated 3 bedroom colonial style cottage. AUCTION 9 00AM 7th April 2011 NEWMARKET RANDWICK NSW 2031 Contact Michael Burke 0429 692 454 Ph 02 6540 1200 198 Kelly Street Scone NSW 2337 www.maccalluminglis.com.au 42 42 For For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 2011 INGLIS EASTER SALE SPECIAL FEATURE COVERAGE SPONSORED BY inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Just The Facts Ma am STATISTICS LAST 5 yeArS STATISTIC Catalogued Sold Passed In Withdrawn Overall Ave Median Ave Colts Ave Fillies Top Colt Top Filly Top Price GROSS 2010 (Session 1) 500 366 (80%) 90 (20%) 44 220 519 160 000 213 254 229 345 1 875 000 1 300 000 1 875 000 80 710 000 2009 (Session 1) 500 372 (84%) 71 (16%) 57 241 371 180 000 242 453 239 937 1 800 000 1 500 000 1 800 000 2008 (Session 1) 502 383 (85%) 67 (15%) 52 375 522 250 000 404 020 344 701 2 700 000 1 800 000 2 700 000 2007 588 447 (81%) 103 (19%) 38 331 935 200 000 333 143 331 935 3 000 000 2 200 000 3 000 000 2006 492 406 (89%) 48 (11%) 38 288 498 180 000 286 170 288 498 3 000 000 2 600 000 3 000 000 By Gary Knowles 89 790 000 143 825 000 148 375 000 117 130 000 This year s edition of the Inglis Easter Sale unleashes yet another undeniable opportunity to wax lyrical and to engage in hyperbole and verbose adjectives. It s actually completely unnecessary. To paraphrase Sergeant Joe Friday from Dragnet I just want the facts ma am. So here are the key facts for the 2011 rendition 529 Lots have been catalogued of which 298 are colts and 231 are fillies. There are 63 vendors represented with the biggest drafts belonging to Coolmore (46) Arrowfield (39) and Widden (35). Almost 15% (79) of the yearlings are out of a Gr1 winner or are a sibling to a Gr1 winner. Five of the last six Flemington Gr1 1200m winners have siblings in the sale. Each of the three days opening sessions (on April 5 6 & 7) start at 11am. You d be crazy not to be there. That s a fact. 44 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Faster Better stronger Anacheeva --2010 MRC Caulfield Guineas Anacheeva 2010 MRC Caulfield Guineas 2011 InglIs AustrAlIAn EAstEr YEArlIng sAlE 2011 InglIs AustrAlIAn EAstEr YEArlIng sAlE 5 6 & 7 April newmarket sydney 5 6 & 7 April newmarket sydney ANACHEEVA (pictured) was purchased for just 100 000 at the 2009 Australian Easter Yearling Sale ANACHEEVA (pictured) was purchased for just 100 000 at the 2009 Australian Easter Yearling Sale before claiming victory in this season s G1 MRC Caulfield Guineas to remain unbeaten before claiming victory in this season s G1 MRC Caulfield Guineas to remain unbeaten during the spring and stamp his passport for a stud career. He is a shining example of during the spring and stamp his passport for a stud career. He is a shining example of the value to be found at the Southern Hemisphere s number one Sale. the value to be found at the Southern Hemisphere s number one Sale. This year s 529 lot catalogue once again represents the very best yearlings by the very best sires This year s 529 lot catalogue once again represents the very best yearlings by the very best sires including 36 yearlings out of Group One winners and 43 siblings to Group One winners. including 36 yearlings out of Group One winners and 43 siblings to Group One winners. An abundance of quality whatever your price range. An abundance of quality whatever your price range. TAke The ChAllenGe ouT of buyinG A ChAMpion. TAke The ChAllenGe ouT of buyinG A ChAMpion. www.inglis.com.au www.inglis.com.au Newmarket Sydney T 61 2 9399 7999 F 61 2 9398 5547 Oaklands Melbourne T 61 3 9333 1422 F 61 3 9333 1690 Newmarket Sydney T 61 2 9399 7999 F 61 2 9398 5547 Oaklands Melbourne T 61 3 9333 1422 F 61 3 9333 1690 inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 wanted OnemOrenOmOre T Easter Colts Shaping Australian Breeding & Racing Reset Exceed And Excel Shinzig Al Maher & Fastnet Rock it would be fair to say that the outcome continues to be very profitable to those that were willing to back their judgement at Australian Easter Yearling Sales. Serving large books of mares off considerable service fees Encosta de Lago Flying Spur Exceed And Excel & Fastnet Rock are the benchmark of Easter colts taking their Gr1 glory on the track to a different stratosphere in the stallion barn. In 2010 that quartet covered 602 mares off service fees from 50 000 (Flying Spur) to 130 000 (Encosta de Lago). Assuming 70% of those covered deliver a live foal the resultant progeny should be worth well in excess of the 40 million in service fees demanded. Given that Encosta de Lago Flying Spur Exceed And Excel & Fastnet Rock could have all been picked up at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling at an average of 220 000 it proves how lucrative shopping around for colts as yearlings at Easter can be. Only time will tell if Gr1-winning Easter graduates to retire to stud in the past couple of years like Bon Hoffa Floral Pegasus Red Dazzler Nadeem Reaan Onemorenomore or Wanted will follow in the giant footsteps of their famed Easter predecessors. It might come for the current racing crop of graduates as Musir Beneteau Shrapnel Drumbeats Anacheeva or the long line of juveniles such as Foxwedge being aimed up at Gr1 glory this season. All that is certain is that Easter will continue to unearth stallions capable of shaping the breed as it has been since Inglis started sellh ing at Newmarket in 1906. he Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale is widely accepted as the number one source of Gr1 winners in the Southern Hemisphere. Buyers flock from around the world to secure Australia and New Zealand s finest bred and conformed yearlings to compete on racetracks around the world. But it has also been in the stallion shed that Easter graduates are making their mark on the global thoroughbred industry as shapers of the breed. With mouth-watering looks and from the Stud Book s most famed families Easter colts demand a lot of attention from the moment they step onto Inglis famed Newmarket complex in the build up to the Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Studmasters trainers and bloodstock agents put their reputations on the line trying to find the next entire to bring them fame and fortune the next Marscay Rory s Jester Encosta de Lago Flying Spur Exceed And Excel or Fastnet Rock. Colts at Easter demand top dollar as yearlings but this continues to only be a fraction of what they demand when they retire from the track as Gr1 winners. An Aushorse study in 2008 of the colts from Easter in 2001-03 revealed that the net effect across the entire colts draft over the three years was a positive financial result of 84.1 million. They may have cost their buyers 100.6 million (including passed in lots) but had earned 85 million for their owners before retiring then generating 82.1 million in stud fees and enjoying a market value of 65.8 million when the study was compiled. As that crop includes the likes of Helenus Elvstroem Thorn Park Lucky Owners Encosta de Lago Flying Spur Exceed And Excel & Fastnet Rock could have all been picked up at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling at an average of 220 000... 46 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Gow-Gates Group Protecting your assets Attention Yearling Buyers Be prepared for the 2011 sales by arranging Fall of Hammer Insurance for your 2011 Yearling Purchases. Gow-Gates can offer you easy to arrange cover at the right price to protect your investment from the moment it is knocked down to you. All you need to do in order to take up this offer is contact us 48 hours prior to any 2011 yearling sale. Call Bert Clarke 0414 353 867 Kingsley Edwards 0404 494 325 or Ann-Marie Gordon 0410 515 169 P 1800 652 006 F (02) 8836 1100 E info gowgates.com.au Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd ABN 12 000 837 785 inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Zipping (centre) collected 4 consecutive Sandown Cups B Easter Gr1-Winning Bargains and over 3.75 million in prize money for his fortunate connections. Alverta (Flying Spur) and Faint Perfume (Shamardal) are two of the fairer sex that got under buyers wares when they were both offered for sale at Easter. Alverta was passed in when bidding stopped at 20 000 in 2005. The daughter of Champion sire Flying Spur has repaid her faithful vendor Arrowfield Stud with over 1 million in racetrack prize money so far including a valuable win in last years Gr1 STC Coolmore Classic plus a tough 3rd placing in Europe s top sprint the Gr1 Newmarket July Cup. From the first crop of Shamardal Faint Perfume was offered by Thing Big Stud at Easter in 2008 but failed to make her 44 000 reserve. Sent into the stables of Bart Cummings Faint Perfume proved herself the top three-year-old filly of 2008 09 collecting the Gr1 VRC Oaks and STC Vinery Stud Stakes on her way to notching 1.45 million in prize money prior to her retirement in March. Zipping (Danehill) has proved a very shrewd Easter purchase by Lloyd Williams. The son of Danehill is a great example of the toughness that is synonymous with the progeny of his sire having collected four Sandown Cups and Flemington s toughest 2000m Gr1 assignments the Turnbull Stakes and Australia Cup. Purchased from Easter for just 190 000 the great warhorse has collected over reeders throughout Australia and New Zealand aspire to breed a yearling of Easter quality. The pedigree and conformation criteria required to make the final catalogue is the toughest in the Southern Hemisphere. Such is the strictness of entry it should come no surprise that Easter gets Gr1 winners from above 1 million to below 50 000. In fact Easter has a formidable record at unearthing future racetrack stars for much less than its average price. Peter Moody s Gr1 MRC Caulfield Guineas-winning colt Anacheeva (by Anabaa) is a shining example of the value to be found at Easter having being selected from the sale for just 110 000. The impressive son of Anabaa follows on from a long line of Gr1 victors by Champion Sires that could have been purchased for 200 000 or less at Easter that include recent winners at the top level Zipping (Danehill) Zavite (Zabeel) Mentality (Flying Spur) Newport (Encosta de Lago) Dealer Principal (Flying Spur) Road To Rock (Encosta de Lago) & Alverta (Flying Spur). Racing To Win (Encosta de Lago) continues to set the benchmark as one of racing s the most profitable yearling purchases from any sale throughout Australasia. The attractive grey was plucked from Easter for just 40 000 by trainer John O Shea in 2004. The son of Encosta de Lago finished his racetrack career with five Gr1 victories 48 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Edinglassie is a renowned producer of Group 1 winners and stallion prospects. We specialise in quality yearling preparation broodmare agistment and foaling. 2011 InglIs EastEr YEarlIng salE 57 109 122 180 371 418 423 426 493 494 B C Bernardini(USA)-Snowfall ChF GeneralNediym-VitesseDane B C FastnetRock-Xaar sJewel B F Zabeel(NZ)-CarltonSpirit B C DylanThomas(IRE)-NenaCandida Br C Commands-Quillionaire(NZ) B F DylanThomas(IRE)-Reine B C Commands-Rossiya(FR) B C CasinoPrince-Grandmartin B F Savabeel-GuLi(NZ) EDINGLASSIE STUD Enquiries Michael & Michelle Talty Denman Road Muswellbrook NSW 2333 Tel 02 6543 3967 Fax 02 6543 4945 Mobile 0412 045 694 Email mptalty bigpond.com Internet www.edinglassie.net.au edinglassie inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Easter Gr1-Winning Buys Under 200 000 HORSE (SIRE) Zipping (Danehill) PRICE 190 000 Group 1 Wins VRC Turnbull S. Gr1 VRC Australian Cup Gr1 Racing To Win (Encosta de Lago) 40 000 AJC Doncaster H Gr1 AJC George Main S Gr1 AJC Epsom H Gr1 AJC All Aged S Gr1 STC George Ryder S Gr1 Zavite (Zabeel) Mentality (Flying Spur) 80 000 100 000 ARC Auckland Cup Gr1 AJC Champagne S Gr1 AJC Randwick Guineas Gr1 AJC George Main S Gr1 Metal Bender (Danasinga) 160 000 BRC Doomben Cup Gr1 STC Rosehill Guineas Gr1 AJC Randwick Guineas Gr1 Faint Perfume (Shamardal) P 40 000 VRC Oaks Gr1 STC Vinery Stud S Gr1 Newport (Encosta de Lago) Road to Rock (Encosta de Lago) 150 000 100 000 AJC Metrolpolitan H Gr1 AJC Queen Elizabeth S. Gr1 AJC George Main S Gr1 Headway (Charge Forward) Alverta (Flying Spur) Anacheeva (Anabaa) Dealer Principal (Flying Spur) Response (Charge Forward) 175 000 P 20 000 110 000 150 000 50 000 VRC Coolmore Stud S Gr1 STC Coolmore Classic Gr1 MRC Caulfield Guineas Gr1 STC Rosehill Guineas Gr1 MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S. Gr1 1 170 638 1 086 255 799 275 584 825 487 775 1 275 700 1 236 650 1 456 290 1 629 350 2 150 527 2 096 145 3 762 285 PRIZEMONEY 4 530 195 4.5 million in career prize money so far. Whether you re looking for a well-bred filly to embark on an international campaign and eventually form the centre of your broodmare band or a colt with stallion potential there is plenty of value to be found at 200 000 or less at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. While there s ample proof Easter provides buyers the oppor- tunity to purchase the very best by Champion Sires for a modest price should your budget stretch above 700 000 you could pick up for yourself another Samantha Miss (Redoute s Choice) Forensics (Flying Spur) Nadeem (Redoute s Choice) Onemorenomore (Red Ransom) Wanted (Fastnet Rock) Musir (Redoute s Choice) or a current Golden Slipper candidate such as Foxwedge (Fastnet h Rock) or Satin Shoes (Flying Spur). 50 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Vinery Yearlings Future Champions By Proven Champions Consistently one of Australia s leading vendors of quality yearlings. Prepared on the historic Vinery property the 2011 Easter Yearling Draft consists of selected colts and fillies from Australia s leading sires. Vinery is a proven producer and vendor of quality bloodstock such as TYPHOON TRACY RAHEEB DRUMBEATS DANLEIGH et al. Contact us for further information or to arrange an inspection of our 2011 Easter Yearling Sale. YEARLINGS BY Red Ransom More Than Ready Encosta De Lago Redoute s Choice Fastnet Rock Flying Spur Call Adam White Conor Phelan or Peter Orton on 02 6543 8333 or visit www.vinery.com.au inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Black Caviar Rolling The Dice I By Gary Knowles t seems almost sacrilegious to suggest that there is a horse in this year s Makybe Easter draft that will generate more excitement than Makybe Diva s three-quarter sister. As potential-laden as the Redoute s Choice-Tugela filly is her commercial value is beyond question the bay colt in Stable 1 Row M is probably going to be inspected as much as any other horse on the complex. By Patinack Farm s exciting Gr1-winning freshman yearling sire Casino Prince Lot 277 is a half-brother to the highest-rated sprinter in the world (and then some) the incomparable Black Caviar. And for anybody wanting to take a punt and roll the dice on a future sire-prospect there s a good omen Black Caviar s spotted silks look a little like the side of a dice. Anyway for want of a better theory it s a little hocus-pocus worth throwing into the mix. In making it 10 wins from 10 starts Black Caviar became the first horse ever in Australia to achieve the feat also setting a modern weight carrying record of 58kg and establishing a record for the shortest-priced favourite ever (at one stage 1.18 fixed odds) in the Gr1 Newmarket Handicap mile smashing the race record. Having completely demolished her rivals with utter contempt despite carrying the kitchen sink just on her mind-numbing form alone buyers would be forgiven for heavily targeting her half-brother at Easter. What the form-guide doesn t reflect though is that this is also a brilliant family. Moshe her only other sibling to race a full-brother has won two of his first three starts and is obviously very promising. The trio s dam Helsinge was unraced but is out of four-time Gr1placed Gr2 winner Scandinavia and is a half-sister to Gr1-winning globe-trotter and boom-sire Magnus as well as Gr2-winning Wilander also a young stallion. It s also the immediate family of stakes-winners Frosty The Snowman Midnight Sun Raise A Cup and Muirfield Village. Thus far it s Black Caviar 10 Bookmakers 0. What odds this Makybe-consigned yearling colt could be Casino h Prince s first Gr1 winner 52 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Looking for your next Group One Winner... Group One Winner News for Group One Winner ANACHEEVA Group One Winner Caulfield Guineas Widden Stud graduate wins the Group One Caulfield Guineas for trainer Peter Moody and owners Geoff Guest Jill Kewish & Rockmount manager Damian Murphy... www.widden.com Search ALL SILENT Group One Winner Patinack Classic Widden Stud graduate wins the Group One Patinack Classic for Trainer Grahame Begg. It backed up last year s Flemington carnival win in the Group One Emirates Stakes... www.widden.com WHOBEGOTYOU Group One Winner Caulfield Guineas Widden Stud graduate proves himself the best three year old in Australia by winning the Group One Caulfield Guineas for trainer Mark Kavanagh and owners Laurence & Prue Eales... www.widden.com ABSOLUT GLAM Group One Winner Winter Stakes Widden Stud graduate brilliantly wins the Group One Winter Stakes at Eagle Farm for trainer Danny O Brien. The daughter of Snowland had the race won a long way out.... www.widden.com HAPPY ZERO Group One Winner Queen s Silver Jubilee Widden Stud graduate establishes himself as Hong Kong s most exciting miler by winning the prestigious Group One Queen s Silver Jubilee for trainer John Moore.... www.widden.com TRIPLE HONOUR Group One Winner Doncaster Hcp Widden Stud graduate courageously wins the prestigious Group One Doncaster Hcp for trainer Chris Waller. Triple Honour s jockey Glen Boss skipped two lengths clear at the 200m... www.widden.com FLORAL PEGASUS Group One Winner Hong Kong Mile Widden Stud graduate wins the Group One Hong Kong Mile Classic at Sha Tin in dominant fashion. Magus Equine s agent Willie Leung bought the colt for owner Jackie Chan.... www.widden.com BON HOFFA Group One Winner Rupert Clarke Stakes Widden Stud graduate powers home to beat a star-studded field in the Group One Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield. It was the first Group one win for Wendy Kelly whose husband Kevin selected the horse as a yearling.... www.widden.com TYPHOON ZED Group One Winner Manikato Stakes Widden Stud graduate Typhoon Zed narrowly defeats Absolut Glam providing Widden Stud with a quinella in the first Group One race for the season. Trainer Tim Martin... www.widden.com WIDDEN STUD - Australia s Leading Vendor of Group One Winners Visit Widden website to view the 2011 Australian Easter Yearling draft. www.widden.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next This Easter start your search at Widden Contact Antony Thompson Derek Field Ryan McEvoy (0439 802 837) or Andrew Bowcock (0407 787 549) Widden Stud Australia Pty Ltd Widden Valley via Denman NSW 2328 Tel 61 2 6549 9999 Fax 61 2 6549 9900 Email info widden.com Web site www.widden.com Valley of Champions inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Playing The Gr1 Percentages Savabeel s half-brother is Lot 34 ne of the greatest US trainers of all time D. Wayne Lukas was reported to say that when he shops at the major sales he presumes all the horses there are highly pedigreed and so simply starts with the individual in front of him. That may work for some however in much the same way as punters have their own method of finding a winner so too are there a myriad different factors buyers use to find the next big thing at Inglis Easter. These can range from chasing progeny of gun sires taking a chance on freshman sires targeting horses from certain farms precluding progeny of older mares looking for proven nicks sticking to families that have an overall strong record or simply allowing an agent or trainer to make the tough decisions. For all that this benchmark sale tends to attract horses with pedigrees that scream silk brigade . In fact pedigree at Easter is almost a given with most pages awash in black-type. This year s Easter extravaganza has 529 yearlings catalogued. Of those there are 77 yearlings (14.4%) with a direct Gr1 damline connection. By that we mean yearlings whose dam has either won a Gr1 race or is the dam of a O By Gary Knowles 54 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com life is seldom p lain sailing With horses as in life it pays to know the risks involved. As a genuine equine insurance broker we re here to look after YOUR interests and we know that price is irrelevant unless you have the right cover for your needs. We ll get the right cover at the right price and because we ve already done your homework for you your time can be better spent finding another winner. Want to know more Simply go to our website at www.e-quine.com.au or call Wayne Aldridge on 61 2 9988 4546 0412 333 808 & wayne e-quine.com.au inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Nom de Jeu s half-brother is Lot 414 Gr1 winner. In fact if you add both categories you get 79 not 77 except that anomaly has occurred because of two yearlings with a real wow-factor their dams are BOTH a Gr1 winner and the dam of a Gr1 winner. They are Lots 34 and 414. Lot 34 Redoute s Choice-Savannah Success Consigned by Vinery Stud Lot 34 is by reigning Australian Champion Sire Redoute s Choice from dual Gr1 winner Savannah Success. She is the dam of dual Gr1winning multiple Gr1-placed Savabeel a successful sire at Waikato Stud in New Zealand. Another of her offspring is Gr1-placed Arlington and of her eight to make the track five are winners. If he s half a type there ll be big demand for this colt. Lot 414 Zabeel-Prized Gem From Moss Vale-based boutique breeder Werai Park comes Lot 414 a colt by ever-green leading stallion Zabeel. His dam is dual Gr1-winning mare Prized Gem dam of multiple Gr1-placed Nom de Jeu whose finest hour was in the Gr1 ATC Derby at Randwick. With the prize money for the Gr1 Melbourne Cup entering stratospheric proportions this colt will be the apple of many h a buyer s eye. 56 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Happy Zero Inglis Making Inroads in Asia ith the likes of champion sprinters Sacred Kingdom Silent Witness and Hong Kong Singapore dual Gr1 performer Happy Zero flying the flag for Australianbred horses in Asia it s little wonder that Inglis has made the move to the burgeoning region to capitalise on the growing success of their sale graduates. What s more Inglis Asia Representative Peter Twomey is now based permanently in Singapore so he is perfectly placed to service a growing list of clients vying for a piece of certified bloodstock from the world-class sales company. It s no secret that Inglis sale graduates have filled the ranks of the Asian racing scene for many years with names like Fairy King Prawn Elegant Fashion Lucky Owners Floral Pegasus and Inspiration among the plethora of high class gallopers that made their debut under the Inglis Easter Sale banner. It is for this reason it became evident to Inglis there was a need to harness this success through greater involvement with this influential neighbouring market and its constituents. That is where Inglis managing director Mark Webster came in via his vision to provide ongoing support and service to a market hun- W By Merissa Borg gry for bloodstock of superior quality. It was this foresight that saw Twomey travel extensively through Hong Kong Singapore and China last year becoming involved as a driving force in a number of Inglis trade initiatives a move that has now set the stage for a number of developing relationships between both local trainers owners and international agents who frequent this market. Being locally-based allows Inglis Twomey to provide a year round service to the expansive Asian region s upward demand for quality racing stock. These rapidly growing markets in Singapore Hong Kong and China are a constant reminder of the reputation Australia has for producing strong tough sprinter-milers at the top end of world-class competition. This growing demand has been further facilitated by a handful of specialised transport companies providing regular horse shipment services to both Hong Kong and Singapore making it easier than ever for connections to get their purchases home. With this in mind Inglis has developed a swag of initiatives to support their Asian clients including introducing an International Investment Subsidy and facilitating sales attendance through the Inglis Travel Service. 58 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com B u i lt o n a f o u n d at i o n o f e x p e r i e n c e i n t e g r i t y d e d i c at i o n a n d e x c e l l e n c e i n t e r n at i o n a l H o r s e t r a n s p o r t The Team WiTh The Proven exPerience S c h e d u l e d S e rv i c e & c h a rT e r F l i g h T S T h e u lT i m aT e in horSe SaFeTy The BeST airlineS e S S e n T i a l e x P o rT d o c u m e n TaT i o n 24 h o u r c a r e ProFeSSional veTS FirST claSS QuaranTine FaciliTieS d o o r - To - d o o r d e l i v e ry Office 61 2 4872 3888 SMS 61 412 202 320 E chris instoneasia.com PO Box 887 Mittagong NSW 2575 Australia www.InstoneAsia.com inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Dash For Win s connections Inspiration Inglis has also contributed significant investment to the Inglispartnered S 1million (A 800 000) Singapore Golden Horseshoe Series for 2YOs which kicked off in 2011 with the running of the Inglis Melbourne Juvenile Stakes over 1000m at Kranji on February 6. The winner two-year-old gelding Kaiser was purchased for just 11 000 as a yearling from the draft of Riverdene Stud at the 2010 Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney. The Theodore Keiser-trained son of Seidnazar earned his connections in excess of S 78 000 for that race a great incentive to buy Australian-breds. And on March 6 Dash For Win a son of Dash For Cash won the Inglis Easter Stakes at Kranji in Singapore for trainer Michael Freedman. The series which is also backed by Aushorse and Magic Millions involves six lead-up races through till the end of April culminating in the Gr2 Aushorse Singapore Golden Horseshoe over 1200m in mid-May. ll this will be a timely lead up to the 2011 Inglis Easter Sale the jewel in the crown of the three annual Inglis yearling sales which also includes Sydney Classic (held in January) and Melbourne Premier (held in March). These first two sales had their assembled buying benches strongly manned by a wealth of Asian connections. Trainers (or their connections) in attendance at the Oaklands complex included Steven Burridge Ricky Yui Don Baertschiger John Moore Brian Dean Cliff Brown and Dr Yeoh. It seems Easter won t be any different considering the sale s track record in the region and yet another strong catalogue of lots on offer this year. Inglis Asia Representative Peter Twomey commented Inglis Asia has been very well received by all our existing clients in Asia. Clients such as Singapore trainer Cliff Brown purchased six yearlings at our recent Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale a considerable increase on past years. We also saw clients that didn t purchase at Melbourne last year such as Steven Burridge Brian Dean and Willie Leung (Magus Equine) return and we are hopeful of another strong contingent from Asia coming along to Easter. Buyers will no doubt be spoilt for choice with an enviable line-up of stallions headed by Hong Kong s leading sire Encosta de Lago who has 50 yearlings catalogued. Current Australian Champion sire A Redoute s Choice has 44 yearlings in the sale Fastnet Rock has 38 and Flying Spur and More Than Ready have 31 and 27 respectively. Other stallions represented at Easter who have made a considerable mark in the region include Danehill Dancer (13 yearlings) Pins (13) Commands (10) Exceed And Excel (17) High Chaparral (8) and O Reilly (9) along with fresh faces Stratum (10) Shamardal (9) Snitzel (6) and Lonhro (16). Vendors from both Australia and New Zealand have once again supported the Easter Yearling Sale saving many of their best-bred yearlings for the annual headline event. Furthermore of the 529lot strong catalogue over 100 of the yearlings on offer are related to Asian winners including emerging Hong Kong winners Sichuan Success and Admiration. The John Size-trained Sichuan Success (Fastnet Rock-Coureuse by Tierce) was purchased by bloodstock agent John Foote on behalf of trainer John Size for just 135 000 (HK 1 000 000) at the 2008 Easter Sale and he has been a coup for his owner Boniface Ho Ka Kui. The half-brother to 6-time Hong Kong winner Yellow Diamond Sichuan Success has won four races at Sha Tin in the past twelve months collecting over HK 2 500 000 in prizemoney for his connections. Another graduate turning heads in Hong Kong is progressive 3YO Admiration (Encosta de Lago-Provence by Redoute s Choice) who 60 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com A specialist sale consignment farm and agistment property Amarina Farm presents its 2011 Easter Yearling Sales Draft. 27 B.Br Filly Hard Spun (USA) - Salita (USA) 117 Bay Colt Fastnet Rock - West of Katrina (USA) 193 Bay Filly Encosta de Lago - Coffee Shop (USA) Gallica (Gr1 Thousand Guineas) 284 Bay Colt Stratum - Hootandance (NZ) 374 Bay Filly Forestry (USA) - Nice Dancing (USA) 394 Ch Colt Encosta de Lago - Patasi 456 Krupt (Gr2 Todman Stakes) Bay Colt Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Alba Zitta (NZ) 497 Br Filly Nadeem - Heavenly Bound (USA) 507 Bay Colt Danzero - Lady Diana 520 Bay Colt Nadeem - Miss Sultry Song (USA) 522 Anevay (Listed VRC Talindert Stakes) Ch Filly Shamardal (USA) - Mysteries PO Box 132 DENMAN NSW 2328 PH 02 6547 1261 FAX 02 6547 1265 Email office amarinafarm.com.au Website www.amarinafarm.com.au inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 HK connections to Easter Yearling Colts Lot No. 17 67 70 71 107 141 149 218 247 250 297 299 371 380 384 396 405 438 472 509 Sex colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt colt Sire Encosta de Lago Dehere (USA) Danehill Dancer (IRE) Redoute s Choice Encosta de Lago Danehill Dancer (IRE) Encosta de Lago Tale Of The Cat (USA) Danehill Dancer (IRE) Fastnet Rock Fastnet Rock Redoute s Choice Dylan Thomas (IRE) Flying Spur Hussonet (USA) Bernardini (USA) Encosta de Lago Any Given Saturday (USA) Street Sense (USA) Stratum Dam River Serenade Street Star (NZ) Subterfuge (GB) Suggestive Very Sydney Amory Lane Aqua D Amore Devil s Decision Forest Girl Fortunata Jodie Faster (USA) Just Dancing Nena Candida Occasional Gain One World Peppie Pinezero Startling Aura Desert Ibis Lady Zabelia (NZ) Hong Kong winner One World Decent Fellow Successful Era Scintillation My Joy Floral Dynamite Planet Ruler Greenessy Green Century Falvelon King Of Danes Mr Vitality Fairy King Prawn Gallant Master Hidden Dragon New Milestone Billion Win Unique Jewellery My Home Town Longwah Rising Sleep Well Full Of Joy Wealthy Hello Pretty Flashing Aura Grand Delight Lucky Owners was purchased by George Moore Bloodstock at the 2009 Easter Sale for stable clients Mr and Mrs Hui Sai Fun. The colt from a threequarter sister to John Moore s Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint winner and fellow Easter graduate Inspiration has collected five winning cheques and two placings from just eight starts to date. Other shining examples of recent Easter graduates include the likes of clair Fastpass Zac Influence Distinct Niche and Gengiz Khan in Singapore and Elite Sixty-Six Solar Boy Amedeo Supreme Knight Leading City and Legend Express in Hong Kong. The Desmond Koh-trained four-year-old Fastnet Rock gelding Eclair Fastpass has notched four wins and a placing from his first seven starts. He was snapped up for 500 000 at the 2008 Easter instalment and now seems destined for Group company. At the other end of the scale smart three-year-old gelding Zac Influence (Rock Of Gibraltar-Kidman by Quest For Fame) was purchased for a mere 60 000 at Easter 2009. Trained by Cliff Brown he has scored two wins in 2011 and is yet to be unplaced. These and other strong performances from Inglis graduates in Singapore and Hong Kong coupled with Inglis Asia s presence in the region offer good reasons why there will continue to be a strong Asian contingent at Inglis sales in ensuing years. Twomey adds Trainers returning to Easter after earlier success include John Moore (Hong Kong - recent Gr1 winners Inspiration and Happy Zero plus Admiration who notched up his fifth win from eight starts at the end of February) Don Baertschiger (Singapore) Gary Moore (Macau) Cliff Brown (Singapore Zac Influence) Michael Freedman (Singapore) and Desmond Koh (Singah pore clair Fastpass). 62 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Increase your chances of Group 1 glory Buy from Luskin Park Stud s Easter Sale Draft We bred and consigned Golden Slipper hopeful FOXWEDGE And we have FOXWEDGE S FULL SISTER Come see LOT 248 and secure yourself a filly from this fabulous family Foxwedge Lot 248 FOXWEDGE full-sister 22 B. or Br. Filly Red Ransom (USA) - Rockin Babe Three quarter-sister to 2YO sire sensation Hidden Dragon halfsister to Group-winners Just Dancing & Tahni Girl. 89 B. or Br. Filly More Than Ready (USA) - Tranquil Storm (USA) From a daughter of the immortal Storm Cat. 240 Br. Filly Lonhro Felicity Lonhro filly from Night Shift mare as is Parables & Beaded. Proven Nick. 248 B. Filly Fastnet Rock - Forest Native (USA) The full-sister to the big 2011 Golden Slipper chance FOXWEDGE. Make booking diary note now. MUST SEE 424 B. Filly Charge Forward - Rite of Passage From the Star Shiraz family. A tough filly. 438 B. Colt Any Given Saturday (USA) - Startling Aura From the half-sister to HK champ Distorted Halo. Half-sister to RED FLAIR Gr3 Mannerism Stakes 2011 490 Ch. Colt Choisir - Gold Fortune Same cross as champion sprinter Starspangledbanner. We bred and consigned 2010 Gr1 Australian Guineas winner ROCK CLASSIC Enquiries Paul Whelan Ph 0418 798 653 e-mail paul luskinpark.com.au www.luskinpark.com.au Luskin Park inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 xxxxx Redoute s Choice Danehill s best sire-son I The King And The Heir By Renee Geelen n the past 60-odd years two stallions have stood head and shoulders above their contemporaries as sires and sires-of sires. The duo is Star Kingdom and Danehill and while debate continues as to which has exerted the most influence what is becoming evident is that when crossed in a pedigree the effect can be rocket-fueled. Let s look at just how deep each of their respective influences has been followed by their astonishing nick STAR KINGDOM by Stardust. 9 wins-5 at 2-at 7 f Goodwood Richmond S. Gr2 York Gimcrack S. Gr2 Newbury Greenham S. Gr3 Hungerford S. Gr3 Royal Ascot Jersey S. Gr3 Sandown Park Stud Produce S. L 2d Newbury Hungerford S. Gr3 Sandown National Breeders Produce S. Gr3 3d Newmarket July Cup Gr2. Champion sire. History has a way of distorting the truth depending on who is telling the story and the story of Star Kingdom is no different. His breeder Richard Ball of Cloghran Stud in Ireland is quoted as saying I saw him for the first time when he was less than a day old. He was a small weak foal with quite the worst legs I have ever seen. But the old groom at Cloghran Stud McKenna said Shut the door and don t look at him for a week I took his advice and then I found a strong little colt very lively and with legs that were quite passable. Star Kingdom didn t grow that much ending up at 15.1hh. And he didn t have much in his female pedigree to attract attention at the yearling sales either. His dam was unraced his second dam unplaced and his third dam a minor maiden winner. These mares had strong damsires but it was a weak branch of the Canterbury Pilgram family. His sire Stardust was a young son of super horse Hyperion and 64 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Corumbene Stud where winners are bred Sex Colt Filly Sire StreetSense(USA) Corumbene Stud proudly preSentS itS 2011 ingliS eaSter yearling Sale draft Lot 68 CoL Bay Dam StylishBow Bahia thesecondfoalfromsprinting 3-timewinningmareStylishBowbyredhotfreshmanyearlingsireStreetSeNSe. 156 190 214 thefirstfoalfromdualwinning2YoBahia ahalf-sistertoBlueDiamondwinnerreWarDForeFFortandGr1-placedCoNSULar. ahalf-brothertotwowinners.Bredonthesameprovenmorethanready-FlyingSpur-LuskinStarcrossasChampion2YoSeBriNG. thedamisasistertomultipleListedwinnersZeroLimit tWiNKLiNGandthedamofNZoakswinnerBoUNDLeSS. Bay DylanThomas(IRE) Chestnut Brown Brown Brown Colt MoreThanReady(USA)Claws Lonhro Filly Filly Dazzling(NZ) Flitter(NZ) 243 273 292 380 499 outofChampion4YomareFLitter(dualGr1-winner)byfreshmanyearlingsireDYLaNtHomaS(notedtothrowbeautifultypes). thefourthfoalforGr1Sires ProduceandChampagneStakeswinningChampion2YoHaSNa(bredbyCorumbene)byaprovensire. thefirstfoaloutofListedwinningGeneralNediymndaughterisurava ahalf-sistertoaUCHoCoLatfromthefamilyoftietHeKNot. ahalf-brothertoGr1BlueDiamondwinnertrUeJeWeLSandafull-sistertodualGr2-winner(multipleGr1-placed)WaGer. threequarter-sisterto4-timecitywinneraltitude.Damisahalf-sistertoListedwinnersViBraNtVirGoandteLLmeStraiGHt. DylanThomas(IRE) ExceedandExcel FlyingSpur FlyingSpur Colt Hasna Chestnut Chestnut Bay Colt Colt Isurava OccasionalGain Filly RockofGibraltar(IRE) Highest Elvstroem 500 506 HulaChiefmareHULaWoNDerboastsaflawlessrecordof3runnersfor3winnersandisherselfadualGr3-winner. Chestnut Bay Filly HulaWonder LaMarama ahalf-sisterto 420 000earnermrUNForGettaBLefromahalf-sistertoBlueDiamondPreviewwinnerBeaUtYSCHooL. Filly HardSpun(USA) Champion 2YO Sebring was bred by Corumbene Stud and Lot 190 is bred on the same cross For further information phone or email Toby Frazer 0428 11 55 28 or 02 63 751 275 tfrazer alto.com.au www.corumbenestud.com.au inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 It shouldn t be overlooked that Danehill won at the highest level and was from a strong stallion making family. became a super stallion at stud. His first crop born in 1952 consisting of only 24 foals produced Champion 2YO and WS Cox Plate winner Kingster. His third crop born in 1954 were the first 2YOs to race for the new rich Golden Slipper. Todman won the inaugural Slipper followed by four more Star Kingdom winners in the next four years (Skyline Fine and Dandy Sky High Magic Night). All-up Star Kingdom was named champion Australian sire five times champion juvenile sire six times and champion broodmare sire three times. His best sire sons are Biscay (40 SW) Todman (38 SW) Kaoru Star (36 SW) Noholme (34 SW) Shifnal (19 SW) Planet Kingdom (18 SW) Red God (12 SW) Sky High (10 SW) and Osmunda (10 SW). DANEHILL by Danzig. Top of The 1989 European 3YO Classification (1000m - 1300m). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 6f 7f 175 923 Haydock Sprint Cup Gr1 Royal Ascot Cork & Orrery S. Gr3 Newmarket European Free H. L York Moorestyle Convivial S. 3d Newmarket July Cup Gr1 The Two Thousand Guineas Gr1 4th Irish Two Thousand Guineas Gr1. Champion sire. In Danehill s obituary in 2003 Tony Bourke wrote Although Danehill was not an initial success at stud in Ireland he clicked immediately in Australia where he was to become the greatest influence since the Star Kingdom dynasty of the early 50s. Bred in the USA by Khalid Abdullah Danehill s racing career often gets overlooked. Yes he was a Gr1 winner but not the best one by his sire Danzig and his deeds at stud make his race record fade into the distance. But it shouldn t be overlooked that Danehill won at the highest level and was from a strong stallion making family. His third dam was the dam of the world s most dominant sire Northern Dancer and Danehill himself was bred on a linebreeder s dream with Northern Dancer as his grandsire. Danehill (1986-2003) Foals Stakes Winners Gr1 Winners Colts at Stud 3 years after sire s death 2 459 (average of 91 foals per crop) 347 89 207 (15% of his colt foals) 2007 Australasian crop had 22 482 foals of which 7 546 had Danehill in their pedigree 33.6%. Hot Danish Star Kingdom must have had something that attracted the buyers as he made 3 100 guineas as a yearling. Using English inflation figures this translates to 112 000 Guineas in 2009. The decent price paid by publisher Wilfred Harvey was worth it as the little colt won five of his six starts at 2 including the York Gimcrack S. This race was given Gr2 status in 1979 when the black type system was implemented. At 3 he won four of his 10 starts and ran 3rd in the July Cup. He changed hands at the end of the season and then was sold again to a group of Australian breeders headed by Stanley Wootton that also included Reg Star Kingdom (1946-1967) Foals Stakes Winners Gr1 Winners (races that were Gr1 in 1979) Colts at Stud 3 years after sire s death 427 60 18 68 (31% of his colt foals) 1970 Australasian crop had 11 982 foals of which 1 014 had Star Kingdom in their pedigree 8.5%. Moses and his Fairway Stud and Alf Ellison s Baramul Stud. The long ship ride to Australia took its toll on the little horse and he arrived thin and mangy looking. There are even rumours that he was nearly swapped with a different horse on arrival because the owners couldn t believe he was the horse they had purchased. In the days before blood-typing and DNA testing good descriptions were needed to ensure that two chestnuts on the same boat were taken to the correct homes. Regardless the horse known to Australia as Star Kingdom 66 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com AUSTBROKERS ABS BLOODSTOCK a trading name of AUSTBROKERS SYDNEY PTY LTD ABN 14 061 968 090 AFS Licence Number 244244 p. (02) 9570 8355 f. (02) 9586 1467 9 Gloucester Road Hurstville NSW 2220. PO Box 103 Hurstville NSW 1481 inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 The report for Danehill and Star Kingdom gives 3 800 foals of which 119 have gone on to win stakes races... by globetrotting six time Gr1-winner Elvstroem (from a Marscay mare). Arion Pedigrees also has a 5x5 Nick report that looks at every foal that has two sires anywhere in a 5x5 pedigree chart. The report for Danehill and Star Kingdom gives 3 800 foals of which 119 have gone on to win stakes races. Twenty of these have won Gr1 races horses such as Hot Danish Melito Ha Ha and sires Elvstroem Choisir Danzero and Catbird. At 3% this is slightly above average remarkable given that they are only two names among many in a 5x5 pedigree chart. One factor that becomes apparent when these two horses are compared is the vast difference in the number of foals they had. The vast improvements in veterinary technology between the 1950s and the 1990s were responsible for a huge increase in a stallion s book size. Star Kingdom s book size averaged only 28 foals while Danehill managed to maintain an average of 91 per season and shuttling between both hemispheres. By a sheer coincidence both stallions finished their careers with an admirable ratio of 14% stakes-winners to foals. When you consider that the average for the Thoroughbred is less than 2% it puts into context just how good these two were. Star Kingdom had a higher proportion of his colt foals end up at stud and yet due to the smaller book sizes his spread through the Australian population was much lower than Danehill. Three years after Star Kingdom died 8.5% of the Australian foal crop had his name in their pedigree. Go forward 37 years and three years 5 X 5 Star Kingdom Danehill Cross Sex Colts Fillies Total Named Foals 1 875 1 929 3 804 Rnrs 1 491 1 354 2 845 Runs 27 020 15 385 42 405 Wnrs 945 706 1 651 GW 39 32 71 SW 64 55 119 Elvstroem What is most interesting about Danehill is that his siblings have performed at stud in line with their race records. His dam Razyana left five colts all by Danzig and four of them ended up at stud. Danehill Gr1-winner and Top of the 1989 European 3YO Sprint Classification was a champion sire of 89 Gr1-winners. Eagle Eyed a Gr2-winner in the USA left 11 stakes-winners including Gr1 Peeping Tom. Anziyan was Gr3-placed and has left 7 stakeswinners led by Gr3-winner Ring of Fire. Nuclear Freeze won a maiden race over a mile and has left only 2 stakes-winners led by Gr3-winner Nuclear Sky. The other colt Gr3-winner Shibboleth did not go to stud. Danehill s stud record is highlighted by his world record for Gr1-winners (89) and his long list of titles Champion Australian Sire 9 times Champion GB Ire. Sire 3 times Champion French Sire 3 times Champion USA Sire (AEI) once. Champion GB Ire Sire of 2YOs 6 times Champion Australian Sire of 2YOs 6 times Champion Australian Broodmare Sire 5 times. His sire sons include Danehill Dancer (120 SW) Flying Spur (79 SW) Redoute s Choice (70 SW) Rock of Gibraltar (57 SW) Commands (37 SW) Danzero (37 SW) Danasinga (30 SW) Tiger Hill (30 SW) Exceed and Excel (29 SW) Desert King (26 SW) Danewin (24 SW) Catbird (21 SW) Lion Hunter (17 SW) Keeper (17 SW) Blackfriars (14 SW) Fastnet Rock (14 SW) and Danske (12 SW). Exceptional Cross These two horses born forty years apart but both on the other side of the world have dominated the Australian racing scene. And in particular they have been largely responsible for the reputation that Australia has built around early maturing sprinters that now dominate world racing. The cross between these two great sires has proven to be equally as successful as each sire by themselves. If you look at Danehill s own foals that have Star Kingdom in their damsire-line the cross is responsible for 29 stakes-winners from 160 foals lead after Danehill died a huge 33.6% of the Australian foal crop carried Danehill s name in their pedigree. It is no wonder that stud masters are madly trying to find the next big thing that isn t Danehill. Perhaps the search is premature given that it is only six years since Danehill passed on and his sons are still dominating the annual sires tables. One thing is certain however in order to be able to find the next great horse we need to keep a wide variety of pedigrees among racing colts and keep testing them at stud. After all these two horses were top class racehorses but not the best by their own sire. If we can learn one thing it is that every colt h with proven group class ability is worth his chance at stud. 68 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com On the Limestone Coast we raise champions... rS 1 winnerS in the paSt 11 yea 11 Group Quadruple Gr1-winner Inc Gr1 New Zealand Oaks PRINCESS COUP SERIOUS SPEED REBEL RAIDER Gr1 MRC Thousand Guineas Dual Gr1-winner Inc Gr1 Victoria Derby DIvINE MADONNA DEvIL MOON Quadruple Gr1-winner Inc Gr1 Queen of the Turf Stakes Gr1 VRC Turnbull Stakes UNDOUBtEDLy MUMMIfy Gr1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes 5-time Gr1-winner Inc Gr1 Caulfield Cup PROPRIEtOR GOLD GURU Gr1 AJC Galaxy Handicap Triple Gr1-winner Inc Gr1 VRC Australian Guineas Captain Sonador Gr1 Epsom Hcp WinnEr 30 000 purcHasE St CLEMENS BELLE Gr1 WATC Fruit n Veg Stakes CAPtAIN SONADOR Gr1 Epsom Handicap MILL PARK on the Limestone Coast Peter and Serena Watson (08) 8575 6033 Chris Watson 0417 838 489 E millpark internode.on.net www.millparkstud.com.au DARLING Syearling sale MM DRAFT inglis easter PERTH WORTH VIEWING br.c Patronize Jestceny (by Real Jester) br.c Dash For Cash Les Lieux (by Scenic) Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Lot 3 bred on same Redoute s Choice Rory s Jester cross 2nd foal of city winning 2Y0 sister to the multiple metro winner Hide The Loot from family of dual Listed winner VIZARD. Lot 32 by reliable stallion second foal of a to Listed winner CHERI CHEVAL grandam s placed multiple city winner Parisian Princess. Lot 198 ch.f Patronize Spell On You (by Irish River) to 6 winners incl city winners Power City Certain Something & Miracle Dragon out of to Gr.3 winner Malabar Gold family of Gr.1 star UNBRIDLED S SONG. Lot 218 b.f Patronize Sweet Marebelle (by Peintre Celebre) dam city placed to s placed My Pago dam of Listed winner DANCING PAGO in turn dam of Belmont Oaks winner ROCK MY PAGO. Rock Classic the same genetic formula as Lot 117 Lot 455 ch.c Patronize Lady Knickers (by Kingdom s Dynasty) I on offer at the Inglis Easter Sale it is the achievement of its ROAD TO ROCK (Encosta De Lago-Trewornan by Midyan) won AJC graduates and while space won t permit us to list them all the George Main S. Gr1 Queen Elizabeth S. Gr1 Carbine Club S. L MRC (by Old Spice) following graduates have won or placed in twenty seven Gr1 Victoria Gold Cup L was twice Gr1-placed with earnings of 1.2 1st foal for to Gr3 races a total winner SCENIC ASSAULT from family of s winners races thirteen Gr2 races and sixdual Listed of forty six graded million. stakes races. This list literally reads as a who s who of Australian WANTED (Fastnet Rock-Fragmentation by Snippets) won VRC NewACHTUNG BABY TRANSPERANCY BORN WITH WINGS etc. racing elite but remember this is just a glimpse of the distinguished market H. Gr1 AJC Kindergarten S. Gr3 twice Gr1 was three times group of graduates. Gr2-placed with earnings of 1.2 million HEADWAY (Charge Forward-Chatelaine by Flying Spur) won VRC AsFORENSICS (Flying Spur-Prove It by Dehere) won STC Golden Slip- cot Vale S. Gr1 AJC Sweet Embrace S. Gr3 MRC Chairman s S. L per S. Gr1 VRC Empire Rose S. Gr1 STC Queen of the Turf S. Gr1 was Gr1 Gr2 and Listed placed with earnings of 1.2 million. to 2 winners out of to Gr.1 Railway Stakes winner M LADY S JEWEL. AJC With the Inglis Easter Sale a redoubtable GOD SLight Fingers S. Gr2 STC Golden Rose Gr2 AJC Kindergarten S. Family of s winners PETITE AMOUR WONDER & MR BARTS. Gr3 was twice Gr2-placed with earnings of 3.5 million. source of Gr1 stars across all distances SAMANTHA MISS (Redoute s Choice-Milliyet by Zabeel) won VRC Oaks Gr1 AJC (by Marooned) STEPHEN HEMSLEY from Genetic Edge Nippon Pearl Champagne S. Gr1 Flight S. Gr1 Furious S. Gr2 STC Lot 482 br.c Patronize Tea Pedigrees has prepared a top ten list of out of cityRose S. Gr2 AJC Silver Shadow S. Gr3 was twice Gr1-placed to 5 times winner Mr Mikimoto winning to Gr.2 placed with earnings of 1.8 million. yearlings with speed-laden pedigrees. OCTAGONAL MOUAWAD KAAPSTAD VRC Oaks Gr1 FAINT PERFUME (Shamardal-Zona by Zabeel) won Island Temptress. Gr.1 family of Storm Queen S. S. Gr2 TRISTALOVE measure toEDUARDO and quality STC twice Gr1-placedGr1 VRC A.V. Kewney million.Wakeful S. Gr2 DON gauge the depth etc. f there s one simple was with earnings of 1.5 Lot 469 Easter b.c Patronize Mia Kassia (by Alquoz) Genetic Match Top 10 dam to 5 times winner Silver Deck out of a daughter of Gr.1 mare DECK THE HALLS. Family of s winners ABOVE DECK HISSING SID PANIPIQUE etc. Lot 483 ch gr.c Patronize Nippy Sweetie 70 Lot For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Lot o exciti home t ... VIEWung stallion ARLING ng yo D 750 000Easteryearling 750 000 Easter yearling PATRONIZE By champion sire Bychampionsire REDOUTE S CHOICE 69stakeswinners 19 CHOICE 69 stakes winners 19 Gr.1winners over 64.2million Gr.1 winners over 64.2 million inprogenyearnings outstanding in progeny earnings outstanding sireofsiresincludingSTRATUM sire of sires including STRATUM STRATUM NOT A SINGLE DOUBT AL DOUBT DOUBT AL SAMER BRADBURY S LUCK SAMER BRADBURY S &SNITZEL & SNITZEL Twowinsfromjustfourstarts Two wins from just four starts brothertoGr.1sprinterEXCEED brother to Gr.1 sprinter EXCEED AND EXCEL successfulsireof EXCEL successful sire of 28stakeswinners 28 stakes winners brothertostakeswinning2Y0 brother to stakes winning 2Y0 ENEMY OF AVERAGEfrom AVERAGE from familyofGr.1winnerSWAMP family of Gr.1 winner SWAMP KING Darling View Thoroughbreds 1149 Kargotich Road Mundijong WA 6123 Enquiries Clive Atwell Phone (08) 9525 5210 Mobile 0417 964 967 Email palmsprings oceanbroadband.net Enquiries Graham Hart Mobile 0418 939 586 Enquiries Terry Congdon Mobile 0429 705 863 inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Crystal Lily shares similarities with Lot 465 a first season sire in Australia but his first North American crop is already making its mark and to date he has produced 19 winners including the Gr1-winners AZ Warrior and Biondetti Gr2-winner To Honor and Serve Gr3-winner Theysken s Theory and Gr1-placed Stay Thirsty. His North American performance has been so outstanding that the connections of Zenyatta have selected him for their 13 times Gr1-winning mare. In addition to getting off the mark quickly Bernardini has provided us with some early clues as to the types of mares he is tending to favour and this information can be used to identify his best yearlings at the sale. The dam of Lot 264 Gerber replicates some of Bernardini s early genetic affinities with the dam-sire Palace Music being perfectly positioned to work with both A.P Indy and Quiet American and he (Palace Music) is an excellent genetic match with both of these sires. This arrangement is the foundation of an ideal colt profile and Palace Music s sire (The Minstrel) is positioned well to complement the genetic profiles of Quiet American and Seattle Slew and adds additional strength to the profile of this colt. Further back in the dam (Gerber) we find Century Be My Guest and Northern Dancer performing the dual role of not only strengthening the profile but also delivering significant early speed that is clearly evident in Bernardini s North America winners. A Z Warrior is currently Bernadini s highest performed stakes winning filly having won the Belmont Frizette S. Gr1 and placed in the Del Mar Sorrento S. Gr3 all at 2-years-old and her genetic profile is very similar to that of Lot 225. A Z Warrior has as her dam-sire Carson City who is a primary source of speed and shares a common genetic profile with Royal Academy the dam-sire of Lot 225 and whose own sire (Nijinsky II) is perfectly aligned to work with Seattle Slew in Bernadini s sire-line with both sires having complementary genetic profiles. Lot 225 has Twig Moss as her second dam-sire and he has reasonable genetic compatibility with Quiet American in the dam line of Bernardini. The genetic affinities presented in Lot 225 are very similar when compared to A Z Warrior and for this reason we believe that Lot 225 has a strong filly profile. Lot 117 a bay colt (Fastnet Rock-West Of Katrina by Gone West) Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus by Royal Academy) only has three crops of racing age and the current 2-year-olds have barely had a handful of starters yet despite this he has still managed to amass 3 Gr1-winners 2 Gr2-winners 5 Gr3-winners and 4 Listed-winners and a staggering 20 stakes-placed runners. Within Lot 117 we find the proven genetic formula that worked so effectively in the Gr1-winner Rock Classic a dam with stamina in the sire-line and with speed in the dam-line. West Of Katrina has as ROCK CLASSIC (Fastnet Rock-Midnight Pallet by Peintre Celebre) won VRC Australian Guineas Gr1 was Gr1-placed with earnings of 700k. DEALER PRINCIPAL (Flying Spur-Volte by Marauding) won STC Rosehill Guineas Gr1 was Gr2-placed with earnings of 600k. DARIANA (Redoute s Choice-Beldarian by Last Tycoon) won BRC Queensland Derby Gr1 AJC Frank Packer Plate Gr3 was Gr1 and Gr3-placed with earnings of 500k. With many buyers now investing significant sums of money for their yearling purchases there is a growing trend towards strong early types that have sufficient speed to be competitive in the top 2-year-old races such as the Golden Slipper Stakes ( 3.5 million) Blue Diamond Stakes AJC Sires Produce Stakes ( 500k) The T J Smith ( 500k) and the Champagne Stakes ( 400k) to name just a few. Obviously if they re also able to train on it s an added bonus. Every year each new crop of yearlings brings with it the hope of uncovering a new season superstar but the first task is to identify them as yearlings. As all thoroughbred performance is inherited what better place to start the search than with a pedigree analysis to identify the yearlings that have the required contribution of speed in their pedigree Below are ten lots that fit the need for speed profile and my recommendation would be to all those buyers looking for an early type to take the time to inspect these yearlings. Lot 264 a bay colt (Bernardini-Gerber by Palace Music) and Lot 225 a brown filly (Bernardini-Dora Maar by Royal Academy) Bernardini (A.P. Indy-Cara Rafaela by Quiet American) may be 72 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Let Our History Be Your Guide Karuta Queen winning the Magic Millions 2YO Classic At Turangga Farm our aim is to breed exceptional thoroughbreds. To date our recent judicious matings have produced current 2YO metropolitan winners Karuta Queen 4 starts 4 wins including the 2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic & 200 000 Wyong 2YO Classic Elite Falls Winner 250 000 Inglis 2YO Banner at Moonee Valley & runner-up Listed Widden Stakes in February Huegill Placed on debut in Gr3 Blue DIamond Prelude Playtime A dual winner including at Eagle Farm As well as the likes of... Headway Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stks & Gr3 Sweet Embrace My Emotion Gr2 Moonee Valley Classic & Gr3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stks Panipique Quezette Stks (L) Undeniably Runner-up Gr2 Australia Stakes Shamash Recent dual metropolitan winner Among our precocious Inglis Easter draft is the only yearling by Turangga Farm s boom freshman yearling sire & Australian Champion 2YO Zizou. Our impeccably related draft also includes half-relations to Sky Cuddle & Undeniably Governance Elite Falls & a colt out of a half-sister to the dam of Takeover Target. Your inspection of our draft is warmly welcomed. Glenbawn Rd Scone NSW 2337 Stuart Ramsey ( 614) 2866 4497 (cell) (02) 6662 4911 (phone) (02) 6662 1614 (fax) ramcas nnsw.quik.com.au John Ramsey ( 614) 2784 7685 (cell) inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Lots 190 & 519 share similar profiles to Sebring her sire Gone West a source of stamina and he is ideally positioned to maximise his genetic compatibility with Danehill. The sire of Gone West (Mr. Prospector) holds the same location in Lot 117 as he fills in the pedigree of the Gr2-winner Rothesay where he worked so well as the sire of Woodman dam-sire of Schiaparelli and in Lot 117 he (Mr. Prospector) makes a similar genetic contribution. West Of Katrina s dam-sire (Clever Trick) is well located to work almost perfectly with Royal Academy dam-sire of Fastnet Rock with both (Clever Trick and Royal Academy) sharing a similar genetic profile and together delivering a large percentage of the speed in this strong colt profile. Lot 190 a chestnut colt (More Than Ready-Claws by Flying Spur) and Lot 519 a chestnut colt (More Than Ready-Miss Portofino by Flying Spur) More Than Ready (Southern Halo-Woodman s Girl by Woodman) is proving to be a consistent source of early speed and not surprisingly he has sired two winners of the premier race for 2-year-olds the Golden Slipper Gr1. In addition to this feat he has also sired 6 Gr1-winners 10 Gr2-winners 14 Gr3-winners and 40 Listed-winners and a further 68 stakes-placed runners. So for those looking for an early type that can hold their own in the larger group races More Than Ready deserves serious attention. We have highlighted Lot 190 and 519 because genetically there is little between them but more importantly there is also little between them and the Golden Slipper winner and multiple Gr1-per- former Sebring. Sebring is out of a Flying Spur mare out of a Luskin Star mare out of a Better Boy mare Lot 190 and Lot 519 are both out of Flying Spur mares and out of Luskin Star mares. The only difference is that Lot 190 traces back to a Twig Moss mare and Lot 519 traces back to a Blushing Groom mare. So with the Flying Spur and Luskin Star arms of the dam-line all being identical it is only the impact of the last sire that needs to be understood and Blushing Groom who features in Lot 519 is a dual source of speed and stamina while Twig Moss who features in Lot 190 is generally considered a source of stamina and so should hold a slight edge over Lot 519. Also of note for those considering the residual value of their purchase as a broodmare Lot 242 is well worth inspecting and while we have not supplied the full genetic analysis she clearly qualifies as one of the best More Than Ready fillies in the sale. Lot 465 a bay filly (Stratum-Cautious Mission by Marscay) Stratum (Redoute s Choice-Bourgeois by Luskin Star) is definitely a sire on the way up and as a Golden Slipper Gr1-winner himself he has wasted no time by siring the Golden Slipper Gr1-winner Crystal Lilly in his first season at stud. Stratum has a genetic profile that will ensure he continues to sire early 2-year-old types and with much of the prize money pointed towards 2-year-old races his stock are sure to be in demand. The dam of Lot 465 Cautious Mission is a good genetic match with Stratum and has some important similarities to the profile of Crys 74 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com The World s Safest & Most Durable Horse Fencing As used and recommended by leading Veterinarians and stud farms worldwide. DO IT ONCE DO IT RIGHT In a class of its own... www.horserail.com.au Ben Duncan Horserail Australia Freecall 1800 259 365 Ph 0417 551333 Email benduncan westnet.com.au Horserail Patent No. 6533881 Spoolers Patent No. 6431487 Buckles Patent No. 7 566 047 inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Like Lot 240 Parables damsire is Night Shift tal Lilly. The dam-sire of Lot 465 (Marscay) is a source of both speed and stamina and there is evidence among Stratum s stakes performers that he welcomes this contribution Marscay s sire (Biscay) also makes a strong speed contribution and has a similar genetic profile to Snippets who was highly effective in Crystal Lilly s profile. Vice Regal is perfectly positioned to work with Luskin Star and both share a similar speed profile however Vice Regal also supplies a small contribution of fortitude that should ensure Lot 465 will get to the line strongly. The other similarity between Crystal Lilly and Lot 465 is their shared use of Vain as the third dam-sire where he is perfectly aligned to work with himself in the dam-line of Stratum a common feature found in another great filly Black Caviar. Lot 388 a bay or brown colt (Snitzel-Orchid Oasis by Mr. Prospector) and Lot 370 a bay filly (Snitzel-Negotiate by Red Ransom) Snitzel (Redoute s Choice-Snippet s Lass by Snippets) is another sire that surprised many with his first crop and he finished second to Stratum by earnings in his first season. In the current season he is again second to Stratum but well within striking distance to take Second Season Sire honours. Despite relatively small books of mares Snitzel has performed exceptionally well and given the genetic strength of his dam-sire (Snippets) his progeny will continue to feature prominently in 2-year-old races. Lot 388 has a strong Snitzel colt profile with good early speed being delivered by the dam-sire Mr. Prospector and his sire Raise a Native who shares a similar genetic profile to Snippets and it is these two sires (Raise A Native and Snippets) that become the sponsors for the balance of the pedigree. The addition of Nijinsky II is no surprise for Snitzel and Nijinsky II featured prominently in the dam-line of Redoute s Choice as the sire of Dancing Show in Lot 388 he (Nijinsky II) works well to further strengthen the genetic profile. Lot 370 shares a similar genetic profile to the Gr2-winner Chance Bye and both are out of mares by Red Ransom who also contributes the stamina that the majority of Danehill line sires require to produce their better fillies. The primary difference between Chance Bye and Lot 370 lies in their second dam-sire and Chance Bye featured Lyphard while Lot 370 features Marauding who contributes significant speed and is ideally aligned to support and compliment Snippets. The stamina contribution of Sir Tristram sire of Marauding further reinforces this good filly profile and both he (Sir Tristram) and Hail To Reason compliment Storm Bird s genetic profile well. 76 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com TEMPTED Lot 170 a bay filly (Redoute s Choice-Brackloon by Woodman) Redoute s Choice (Danehill-Shantha s Choice by Canny Lad) needs very little introduction to buyers at the Inglis Easter Sale each year he consistently provides a large percentage of the group-performed graduates but his progeny don t come cheaply and he also provides some of the highest priced lots of the sale. Of the nineteen Gr1-winners that Redoute s Choice has sired over half are fillies and not surprisingly all of his multiple Gr1winners (including Golden Slipper Gr1-winner Miss Finland) are also fillies. So if you want to secure a potential multiple Gr1-winner we recommend paying particular attention to his fillies on offer at the sale. With that in mind Lot 170 has a strong genetic profile for a Redoute s Choice filly and her profile contains a number of features that are consistently visible in the sires better performed fillies including multiple Gr1-winner Miss Finland. Firstly both Lot 170 and Miss Finland share the same damsire (Woodman) which ensures that they have the same genetic profiles in the sire-line of their respective dams. Miss Finland has as her second dam-sire Sadler s Wells who is a source of both stamina and fortitude Lot 170 has Alleged as her second dam-sire and while he contributes slightly less stamina than Sadler s Wells he is a strong source of fortitude. The third dam-sire of Miss Finland is Kris who is again a primary source of fortitude Lot 170 has Swaps as her third dam-sire and while he (Swaps) is not genetically dominant this is more than compensated for by Alleged s sire Hoist the Flag who delivers both speed and stamina. Lot 240 a brown filly (Lonhro-Felicity by Night Shift) Lonhro (Octagonal-Shadea by Straight Strike) had a slow start to his stallion career but he has really found his feet in the past few seasons and with only 4 crops to race has sired 20 Stakeswinners and 19 stakes-placed runners (7.4% and 7.1% of starters respectively). Lonhro now deserves serious consideration from buyers as a proven sire of stakes-performers. Lot 240 is expected to maintain this trend and shares the same dam-sire (Night Shift) with 3 of Lonhro s better fillies Beaded Trim and Parables. Night Shift is by the champion sire Northern Dancer and Lonhro clearly appreciates his influence in the sireline of his mares. Lonhro is far more flexible in respect to the bottom line of these mares having worked with Bletchingly (Beaded) Water Mill (Trim) and Imperial Prince (Parables) and other than Bletchingly both Water Mill and Imperial Prince bring only minimal genetic material to the pedigree. Lot 240 has Luskin Star as her second dam-sire and he worked very effectively with Straight Strike as the dam-sire of the wellperformed Skytrain. In Lot 240 Luskin Star now moves to the bottom line to again work with Straight Strike in this ideal filly profile. Lot 240 not only gains the benefit of Luskin Star in her bottom line but also has Wilkes as her third dam-sire and Wilkes featured prominently in the sire-line of the dam of Denman where he worked well with Straight Strike. Overall this is a strong filly profile and the pedigree of Lot 240 gives every indication she can deliver the early speed that so many buyers are searching for. h Genetic Edge Pedigrees are world leaders in thoroughbred Genetic Modelling and if you would like further information on other sires or lots at the above sale or you would simply like to achieve a genetic edge in your breeding or racing program please contact us by email at analyst geneticedgepedigrees.pty.net.au or phone Stephen Hemsley on 0408 400 480 for more information. THE SALES THIS YEAR YEARLING AT TO PURCHASE A DON T BEAR THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF THE UNEXPECTED WHERE YOUR NEW YEARLING IS CONCERNED. INSURE WITH NEWMARKET INSURANCE BROKERS AND SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE RIDE AND THRILL OF OWNING A RACEHORSE. Special yearling sale rates on offer for Fall of Hammer insurance at all Australia and or New Zealand Yearling Sales in 2011. Also specialists in Newmarket Gold Liability Cover We will be represented at all the major Yearling Sales. Newmarket Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd. 32 South Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 Phone 08 8211 8444 Fax 08 8211 8022 Toll Free 1800 882 355 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com NewmarketInsurance.indd 1 77 2 03 11 3 53 PM inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Amarina produced Talindert Stakes winner Anevay Vendor Profiles The yearlings that come out of Australia s Inglis Easter Sale are considered to be among the best in the world. BELINDA HOWARD reports on highlights from some of the drafts that have been consigned in 2011. Amarina Farm Even the best judge can t argue with a farm that has produced many stakes-performers over the years. Horses such as Gallica (dual Gr1winner) Krupt (Gr2-winner) NZ Horse-Of-Year The Heckler and more recently Anevay (runner-up in both Blue Diamond lead up (filly) races and winner of the Listed Talindert Stakes) are prime examples of Amarina s record. First through the ring for Amarina in 2011 is the first foal from juvenile-placed US mare Salita (by Cherokee Run) who hails from a family full of black-type performers including Gr1 Haskell Invitational winner Roman Ruler and Gr1 Aquaduct Cigar Mile winner El Corredor. This filly (Lot 27) is by fancied freshman yearling sire Hard Spun. Another first foal (Lot 117) is a colt out of US-bred Gone West mare West Of Katrina a half-sister to Gr1-winning 1 million earner Yes It s True. This colt is by boom-sire Fastnet Rock. Gr3-winner Hootandance is being represented with a colt by champion first season sire Stratum. He (Lot 284) is a relative to 78 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis easter yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 Lot 156 is out of a half-sister to Reward For Effort top Australian filly Show Ego and more recent Group-winner Wallstreet. A very noteworthy filly is Lot 374 one of two fillies by US sire Forestry at the Easter Sale. She comes from the brilliant female family of Encosta de Lago and Flying Spur through her grand-dam Grand Luxe. On the subject of Encosta de Lago out of the many he has at the sale Lot 394 may be one of the most popular. This colt is the first foal for Listed-placed Danehill Dancer mare Patasi a threequarter sister to 5-time Gr1 winner Laisserfaire and Gr1-placed sire Foreplay she is also a half-sister to Listed-winners Personify and Time Thief not to mention the dam of Gr3-winners Ballack and Centennial Park. Other draft members include an Encosta de Lago colt that is the first foal for 5-time winning US-bred Silver Ghost mare Coffee Shop. A colt and a filly by Redoute s Choice sire-son Nadeem (Lot 497 and 520) a Danzero colt from the family of champion 3YO Gold Guru (Lot 507) a filly by Shamardal out of a half-sister to Listed-winner Annihilate (Lot 522) and a Dylan Thomas colt whose grand-dam is Gr1 Australian Oaks winner Yelgun Dawn (Lot 456). Cressfield produced Silver Slipper winner Satin Shoes Lot 156 by Irish sire Dylan Thomas is out of 2YO city-winning mare Bahia a half-sister to Gr1 Blue Diamond winner Reward For Effort both being out of Miss Prospect who won 4 times as a 2YO. Lot 380 by Flying Spur is a half-brother to Blue Diamond winner True Jewels and Blue Diamond Champagne Stakes and Sires Produce runner-up Wager. Venturing away from the dominating 2YO pedigrees we find Lot 214 a filly by champion racehorse Lonhro out of Dazzling (NZ) who is a sister to multiple Listed-winners Twinkling and Zero Limit. This filly hails from the family of Gr1 New Zealand Oaks winner Boundless. Two yearlings are representing freshman yearling sires in this draft one being a colt by Street Sense out of the sprinting 3-time winning Danehill mare Stylish Bow (Lot 68) and the other - a filly by US sire Hard Spun who is a half-sister to 420k earner Mr Unforgettable and Blue Diamond Preview winner Beauty School. Other well-credentialed yearlings for this successful stud are Lot 243 another filly by Dylan Thomas out of champion 4YO mare Flitter (dual Gr1-winner) Lot 499 a Rock of Gibraltar filly that is a three-quarter sister to 4-time winning Altitude and an Elvstroem filly out of dual Gr3 winning Hula Chief mare Hula Wonder. Corumbene Stud Upper Hunter stud Corumbene has bred and raised numerous Gr1 winners over the years a valuable track record. With horses such as Champion 2YOs Hasna and Sebring starting their lives in the Dunedoo pastures their 2011 Easter draft commands attention. Hasna s fourth foal (Lot 273) is the 6th yearling through the ring for Corumbene. He is a colt by top sire Exceed And Excel parentage that screams early juvenile . Another yearling worth a mention is Lot 190 the More Than Ready Flying Spur Luskin Star cross worked for Sebring and with the same upbringing two winning siblings and black type pedigree this colt has quality 2YO stamped all over him. Cressfield Stud From a stud where type and pedigree is everything comes a boutique draft of four yearlings from boutique Hunter Valley operation Cressfield Stud. Cressfield has produced numerous top quality racehorses including Satin Shoes (unbeaten Silver Slipper winner) and Onemorenomore (Gr1-winning freshman sire). As Cressfield s aim is to breed and sell you can expect the utmost quality young stock from them at the 2011 Easter Sale. Lot 184 has it all. This colt is by Australia s multiple champion sire Redoute s Choice who is also fast setting the breeding scene For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 79 inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Lot 248 is a full-sister to Foxwedge alight with quality sire-sons. The colt is out of champion mare Champagne a winner of close to 2 million and the victor in two Gr1s as well as three Gr3s. Each of her foals has won including 5-time winner (incl. Listed) Nadege and 3-time winner (incl. Listed) Martique. Champagne is also a full-sister to champion galloper St Riems now a sire. Next cab off the rank for Cressfield is an Exceed and Excel colt out of Gr3-winner Miss Judgement a 10-time winning daughter of Strategic and Miss Jakeo from top producing Last Tycoon mare Lady Jakeo. Another Redoute s Choice colt is the first foal for Irish Singspiel mare Park Esteem. She is a dual Australian-winning Listed placed three-quarter sister to champion Italian 3YO colt Central Park (dual Gr1-winner) and Gr2-winner Velvet Moon dam of champion older horse (UAE) Moon Ballad (Gr1 Dubai World Cup). The final yearling for Cressfield is yet another colt by Redoute s Choice the second foal from Galileo mare Personify a winner at 2 who s a half-sister to champion South African 4YO sprinter Laisserfaire and Gr1-placed Foreplay proving to be a talented sire most appealing is that Time Thief a Gr1 Caulfield Guineas runnerup is also by Redoute s Choice proving the cross very successful. Lot 196 is out of Gr2 Sapphire Stakes-winner Coolroom Candidate of Gr2-winner Stormy Hill and triple Gr1-winner November Rain. A filly that is sure to be out of her box continuously is Lot 109. She is by top 2YO sire General Nediym and is the first foal from Gr1 Queensland Oaks winner Vitesse Dane who also won as a 2YO. Soon after her comes Lot 122 by top sire Fastnet Rock out of triple-winning sprinter Xaar s Jewel a half-sister to consistent dual Listed-winner Kidlat and Cheeky Veronica dam of Edinglassie Gr1 flag bearer Tell a Tale. A future sire prospect is Lot 371 a son of freshman yearling sire Dylan Thomas and the second foal out of winning Canny Lad mare Nena Candida. She is a half-sister to top 2YO now successful sire Nadeem as well as HK-1 winner Billion Win and the dam of Gr1winner Marju Snip. The grand-dam was also successful winning two Gr1s and a Gr2 earning herself the top spot on both NZ and AUS 3YO classifications. In addition to this colt is a filly out of another half-sister to Nadeem and Billion King this time the first foal out of Reine (by Royal Academy) by Dylan Thomas. Edinglassie is presenting a colt by freshman yearling sire Casino Prince out of a half-sister to Edinglassie-born and raised Caulfield Guineas-winning stallion Wonderful World (Lot 493). Other members of the draft include a Commands colt from the family of Groupplaced Zagalia and Zaria another Commands colt from the family of Gr1 Hollywood Oaks winner Princess Karenda and also a Savabeel filly that s a half-sister to New Zealand Oaks winner Jungle Rocket. Edinglassie Stud A renowned producer of stallion prospects including God s Own Nadeem and Wonderful World and Gr1 performers Laisserfaire Tell a Tale and Bentley Biscuit (among others) something is definitely in the formula at this stud. First yearling in the ring for Edinglassie is by Bernardini a sire whose yearlings are being thoroughly sought-out by Australian trainers and owners due to his fabulous (first season) stud record in the US. This colt (Lot 57) is out of Snowfall whose half-sister is a dual Listed-winner and he is from the immediate female family Luskin Park Luskin Park brings 7 yearlings on offer to the highest bidder at the Sydney Easter Sale. Luskin Park s graduates and prior residents include Rock Classic (Gr1 Australian Guineas winner) top sire Luskin Star and current boom 2YO Foxwedge (2 wins from 2 starts incl. 80 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis easter yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 Listed Clarry Connors Plate) whose full-sister (Lot 284) is certainly bound to have some admirers the fourth lot through the ring for Luskin Park is bred in the purple and could emulate the attention that saw 925 000 paid for Foxwedge at last year s Easter sale. This years Luskin Park draft is headed by Lot 22 a filly by consistent sire Red Ransom out of a three-quarter sister to Hidden Dragon (sire of Hallowlea) and half-sister to Group-winners Tahini Girl and Just Dancing all out of triple Gr1-winner Ballroom Babe. The next yearling in the limelight is Lot 89 by top 2YO sire More Than Ready she is from the prominent US family of Gr1-winners Flying Continental ( 1.8 million earner) and Super Moment as well as Gr3-winning grand-dam Colcon. On the second day of selling Lot 240 by champion racehorse Lonhro steps into the ring. This filly is a close relation of stakeswinner London and Gr3-placed Factional (both by Octagonal sire of Lonhro) and is out of a half-sister to Listed-winning 635 000 earning colt Purple Patch. Further down the track come the final three for Luskin Park including one by proven Red Ransom sire-son Charge Forward another filly (Lot 424). She is the first foal from a Choisir mare that is out of a Listed-placed half-sister to Listed-winning Gr2 runner-up Classic Day. This filly is from the family of Gr1-winner Star Shiraz. Another is the first colt for a dual winning half-sister to Hong Kong Group-winner Distored Halo Hello Pretty by freshman yearling sire Any Given Saturday. The last is another colt this time by consistent sire Choisir from the family of Gr1-winner Shirazamtazz. Meredith Park You don t need many yearlings in your draft if what you have produced is a top-of-the-range thoroughbred - an indicator in the quality on offer for Meredith Park. Lot 196 is sure to have a long line of potential new owners lining up to see her. She s one of those yearlings that ticks many boxes. Lot 196 is a grey filly from Haradasun s first crop of yearlings. Haradasun had an amazing racing career and has already proven a popular sire in the sale ring (weanling and yearling). He is from a strong family out of a blue blooded Gr1-winning mare - Circles Of Gold dam of Elvestroem and freshman sire Coubertin. His family also links up with champion sprinter Starspangledbanner. The dam (Coolroom Candidate) of this filly would make any broodmare owners envious. She is a 9-time winning sprinter who won the Gr2 Sapphire Stakes and Gr3 Research Stakes. She is a halfsister to Gr3-winner (and consistent Hong Kong performer) Belus First Count. Coolroom Canditate passes on to her first foal the bloodlines of Listed-winners Nouvelle Prime Number and Count Grove. Size doesn t matter for Meredith Park. Mill Park Mill Park Stud have already brought us among others turf heroes Mummify Divine Madonna Gold Guru and more recently Princess Coup and 30 000 purchase Captain Sonador who is about to embark on a stud career at Raheen Stud. Cf Cressfield is proud to present our outstanding 2011 Inglis Easter sale horses. It will be our pleasure to show you this special draft at Newmarket stable 2 row R from the 30th of March onwards. ausTRaLIaN EasTER 2011 Yearling Sale Draft Colt Colt Colt Colt Exceed and Excel - Miss Judgement Redoute s Choice - Personify LOT 184 LOT 355 LOT 393 LOT 401 Bay Chestnut Bay Bay Redoute s Choice - Champagne (NZ) Redoute s Choice - Park Esteem (IRE) C R E s s f Ibreeding for select E L d For fOR fuRThER INfORMaTION PLEasE CONTaCT WayNE BEdggOOd Ph 02 6545 0338 M 0419 226 551 OR EMaIL wayne cressfield.com.au DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 81 inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Lot 349 is a full-sister to My Emotion Why would the winning tradition falter Especially when represented by a draft of nine seriously well-credentialed youngsters that boast families sought-after in every nation. A sire setting the US racetracks on fire Bernardini has Mill Park s first lot through the ring a colt out of Royal Academy mare Regal Flute making this yearling a half-brother to dual Gr2 and dual Gr3winner Majestic Music and her two other offspring both multiple winners over the mile mark. The next standout colt is from the final group of yearlings by Red Ransom. Lot 208 out of Gr3-winning and Gr1 VRC Oaks runner-up Dane Belltar whose only runner is a triple-winner. Another page to earmark belongs to Lot 249 who is the only yearling on offer by star US sire Medaglia d Oro at this sale. He is the first foal out of a half-sister to all-class filly Absolute Glam - a consistent Gr1-winning sprinter. One sure to stir a lot of interest is Lot 437 the first foal from Gr2-winning Argentinean mare Star Prize by Gr1-winning US based sire Forestry this filly is from the family of Champion 2YO (Uruguay) Davide. Mill Park is also offering a half-sister to Gr2 & Gr3-winner Catapulted by super sire Fastnet Rock (Lot 52). Also on offer is colt by Encosta de Lago from the family of Irish Lights (Lot 300) a filly by 2YO sensation More Than Ready out of a half-sister to Divine Madonna (Lot 403) also an Exceed and Excel filly out of a half-sister to Serious Speed (Lot 467) and last but certainly not least a Not A Single Doubt filly who is a half-sister to stallion prospect Captain Sonador the Gr1 Epsom Handicap winner. Turangga Farm Turangga Farm s methods have proven constantly successful through a plethora of Gr1 winners and feature race winners among them recent headline acts Headway and Karuta Queen. Widely accepted as favourite first season sire is champion 2YO Zizou who calls Turangga Farm home so it s fitting that Turangga 82 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis easter yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 Lot 198 is from the family of Romneya is the consignor of his only offspring at this sale. He is Lot 504 and is out of Gr1-winner (Australian Oaks) Irish Darling. The family boasts members including Gr3-winner Dragon Maiden and 25-time winner Battle Eve. A similarly impressive pedigree page and impressive sire line belongs to Lot 42 a grey colt by Street Sense. His dam is a daughter of top European sprinter Kilijaro and is a half-sister to dual Gr1-winning sprinter Shame dam of Gr3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude winner Demerit and Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes runner-up Evander. Another well credentialed yearling and sure to be one of the most sought-after lots in the entire sale is Lot 71. He is a half-brother to Gr1-winner Sky Cuddle and dual Gr3-winner Sky Love by multiple champion Australian sire Redoute s Choice. A real sire s pedigree particularly as another half-brother Undeniably recently ran second in the Gr2 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley. Another freshman yearling sire that has proven popular amongst the best of judges is Bernardini and from the Tarungga draft he s represented by Lot 195 a colt out of a winning More Than Ready mare who is a half-sister to the dam of champion sprinter Takeover Target and Gr2 winner Predatory Pricer. It is a stand-out sprinting family. A filly that is as equally suited to an early sprinting career is Lot 349 a daughter of Savabeel who hails from the successful Tennessee family whish boasts members such as Gr2 Light Fingers winner Trezavant. Dam Midnight Rock is a half-sister to recent Gr3-winner Aloha and more importantly has already produced this fillies full-sister Gr2-winner My Emotion. Strong dam lines seem to be Turangga s strong suit corroborated by Lot 368 a NZ-bred filly by Pins out of Zabeel mare Nahayan the victor of the New Zealand One Thousand Guineas (Gr1) and dam of Group-placed sprinter Upper Enchalon and Governance (both winners at 2). Proudly presents 11 outstanding yearlings at the 2011 Australian Easter Yearling Sale Werai Park (NZ) Savannah LOT 12 Bay Colt - Genral Nediym Rejoice LOT 33 Brown Colt - Zabeel Express (NZ) LOT 39 Bay Colt - Redoute s Choice Shalt Not LOT 127 Grey Colt - Encosta de Lago Zamsong LOT 198 Bay Filly - Zabeel (NZ) Countess Chloe Girl LOT 247 Ch Colt - Danehill Dancer LOT 381 Bay Filly - O Reilly LOT 414 Bay Colt - Zabeel (IRE) Forest (NZ) Octapussy (NZ) Prized Gem (NZ) LOT 445 Ch Filly - Tale Of The Cat LOT 508 Bay Filly - Hussonet LOT 521 Ch Colt - Henny Hughes (USA) Triangular 106 Greenhills Rd Moss Vale NSW Contact Peter Durney or Gary Lidgard P 02 4883 4014 M 0412 225 602 E pdurney weraipark.com.au WERAI PARK STUD (USA) Lady Diva Dews (USA) Morning For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 83 inglis easter yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 Vinery Stud From the heart of NSW horse country Vinery Stud brings a large draft of 20 yearlings with 15 colts and 5 fillies to one of the southern hemisphere s most prestigious yearling sales. If you re looking for a sire prospect that ticks all the boxes here he is. Lot 286 is a son of champion sire Encosta de Lago from the three-quarter sister to top European 2YO (and sire) Xaar. Dam In The Past is also the dam of hot property sire (and Gr2-winning sprinter) Domesday who produced top gallopers Pressday and Divorces in his first crop. Another notable yearling is Lot 136 the second foal for Zabeel mare Airlie who is from the successful and commercial family of freshman yearling sire Casino Prince. Being a daughter of Red Ransom makes this filly very closely related to Gr1-winning Vinery freshman sire Onemorenomore one of the last fillies for her sire. Lot 173 is another colt worth parading a son of Encosta de Lago his female family is represented by dynamite NZ 2YO Super Natural and Gr1-winners Domino Sale of Century and more recently the TJ Smith Classic winner Linky Dink. This colt is also a half-brother to top 2YO Halibery who won the Gr2 Schillaci Stakes both the Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude and Blue Diamond Preview as well as being runner-up in the Gr1 Blue Diamond. Other notable draft members include a colt by Redoute s Choice and a half-brother to Gr2-winner First Command and Hong Kong star One World (Lot 17) a colt by 2YO sire sensation More Than Ready who is a half-brother to Gr1 WATC Derby winner Grand Journey (Lot 270) and a half-brother to NZ sire Savabeel out of dual Gr1-winner Savannah Success by champion sire Redoute s Choice (Lot 34). Werai Park Boutique NSW stud Werai Park is offering up 11 yearlings for sale at this year s Easter show-piece. Sure to create a stir is Lot 39 a full-sister to the Gai Waterhouse-trained Gr2 Silver Slipper winner Amelia s Dream whose career was so tragically cut short. Enough said Lot 33 is a Zabeel colt from Savannah Express the blood-sister to dual Gr1-winner Savannah Success making this colt a bloodbrother to Savabeel not only a dual Gr1-winner but also shaping up to be a very good sire. Another well-credentialed Zabeel is Lot 198. This filly is out of a triple-winning daughter of Anabaa both of whose foals have scored over short distances. She hails from blue hen mare Eau D Etoile responsible for such sires as Benicio and Kenny s Best Pal not to mention quality fillies Romneya (Gr2) Mannington (Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude) Bollinger (Gr1 Bollinger Classic) and Stella Cadente (Gr1 Australia Stakes). The third Zabeel from Werai Park ticks every box on the checklist for someone seeking a Cups horse. He is the third foal out of dual Gr1-winning stayer Prized Gem and a half-brother to champion NZ stayer Nom Du Jeu a Gr1 Australian Derby winner. The first yearling through the ring for Werai Park is lot 12 a colt by General Nediym from the speedy family of Gr1-winners Turffon- VICTORIA S PREMIER PRETRAINING REHABILITATION & SPELLING CENTRE Rockmount 84 PRETRAINING GRADUATES IN THE 2010 11 RACING SEASON INCLUDE ANACHEEVA YOSEI WHOBEGOTYOU DUBLEANNY CATAPULTED KING DIAMOND SHOCKING www.rockmount.com.au Damian Murphy Manager 0419 694 825 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis easter yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 tein and Hit The Roof. He is out of dual-winning sprinter Rejoice by Belong To Me. Lot 247 is a noteworthy colt by successful sire Danehill Dancer. Both of his siblings are winners and the dam is a half-sister to Group-winning 2YO King of Danes. Other members of the draft include a Henny Hughes colt who is out of a half-sister to Gr3placed Allez France (Lot 512) a Tale of the Cat filly (Lot 445) whose dam is a sister to Gr1 Adelaide Cup winner Demerger (earner of close to 1 million) and a Hussonet filly out of the 4-time winning Polish Navy mare Lady Diva who is out of Lady Jakeo a dual Gr1winner and dam of Group-winners Red Arrow and Able Choice. There s also an O Reilly filly whose dam is a 6-times winning Gr1-placed daughter of Octangonal. She is from the successful family of Ready To Lift and dual Gr1-placed Sir Clive. Widden Stud Widden Stud needs no introduction other than to say it s Australia s leading vendor of Gr1 winners. And if that s the elusive dream then this is the haystack you should be searching in. This year the famous stud proudly presents 35 high quality yearlings. Among the principals of the top Widden draft is Lot 6 the first foal of extremely talented More Than Ready mare Rash Promise by hot young sire Fastnet Rock. A real athlete this filly hails from a great fillies family that includes Gr1 winner Demerger from the immediate family of Triscay and La Baraka. Lot 45 the superb Flying Spur Shasta colt features a really interesting mating being by a Champion Sire out of a mare by Champion Sire Encosta de Lago thus duplicating influential mare Rolls Lot 231 is an Exceed and Excel filly from Earthsea. Her threequarter brother Multahem (by Redoute s Choice) has shown terrific ability for David Hayes & Shadwell while her dam is a half-sister to three Gr1-winners Lot 242 is an athletic well-balanced More Than Ready filly with some X-Factor. By a dual Champion 2YO sire out of the US bred mare Fleeting Touch herself a half sister to Champion 2YO & Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Midshipman this mare s first foal Running Tall (by Stratum) has shown outstanding talent for trainer Danny O Brien being placed in both the Gr3 Maribyrnong Stakes and runner-up to the freakish Sepoy in a Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude. Lot 341 a three-quarter brother to last season s Champion Australian Stayer Shocking (from Maria di Castiglia is a stylish colt by exciting young sire Street Sense winner of the Breeders Cup Juvenile by 10 lengths Another headline act is Lot 406 an impressive and imposing colt by the Champion 2YO Champion First Season & current Leading Second Season sire Stratum. From Pleasant Note the immediate family of outstanding fillies Serious Speed and Majestic Music this is a distaff line that consistently produces group performers and this mare s only foal to race is a winner of five races. This colt has similar qualities to many of the Stratum colts that have gone h onto stakes success. For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 85 inglis easter yearling sale siX&UnDer Magic Millions gold coast yearling BOUtiQUe VenDOr speCial sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 bendaree park Where horses come first makes the colt being sold a three quarterbrother to Key to Paradise. By Dixie Union Dixie Paradise decends from Northern Dancer through Dixieland Band. On type you would expect this colt to be an early two year old. Lot 430 by Casino Prince out of Sea Gypsy. This colt is again well grown a long striding type who covers ground with little effort. Casino Prince is by Flying Spur who is currently taking all before him. Casino Prince won from 1100m to 1600m in top company and amassed almost 1 200 000 in prize money. His dam Lady Capel is by Last Tycoon - a top broodmare sire. Sea Gypsy by Rahy (Blushing Groom line) is a granddaughter of Fanfreluche (champion Canadian 3 yr old and Canadian horse of the year) probably one of the best broodmares in thoroughbred history. This pedigree includes such animals as Encosta De Lago Holy Roman Emperor Flying Spur Snaadee Grand Luxe. There are already six upgrades to this pedigree. Bendaree Park is a boutique stud situated at Appin on the outskirts of Sydney. Bounded by the Nepean River the stud comprises some 675 acres of mostly undulating country which is ideally suited to thoroughbred breeding. Paddock layout and fencing minimize injury but allow young animals to exercise and develop naturally. Our Easter Draft comprises two colts of the highest quality. Lot 222 - by Tale of the Cat (USA) out of Dixie Paradise (USA). This colt is a well grown extremely strong Brown colt by a well proven stallion. Tale of the Cat has had 1186 runners for 835 winners 68 at stakes level. The dam Dixie Paradise was imported from the USA by Bendaree and is a half-sister to Gr3 winner For Pete s Sake and listed-winner Key to Paradise. This Lot 222 Bendaree Park s 2011 Easter Draft Lot Sex 222 c Sire Tale of the Cat (USA) Casino Prince Dam Dixie Paradise (USA) Sea Gypsy Howard Blight on 0419 691 054 or Natasha Webster on 0419 425 690 430 c evergreen stud farm Nestled on the banks of the Hunter River this prime 500 acre property although only in its infancy is already making a big splash at the elite level. Having already bred horses the calibre of Run for Naara and Ringa Ringa Rosie in only four years the Easter draft is brimming with class and carries the polish of a meticulous and well managed Breeding and Racing Operation in place at the stud. At Lot 218 the colt by Gr1 producing sire Tale of the Cat from Devil s Decision a half sister to Champion Sprinter Falvelon will be eagerly anticipated and first to parade. Next up is the first crop filly (Lot 421) Evergreen for Easter by dual hemisphere Gr1 superstar Haradasun from Red Temptation a half sister to stakes winner Red Labelle herself dam of stakes winners Strawberry Field and Pellizotti. Only eleven lots later (432) the Nadeem colt from Seven Stars struts into the ring. By a Gr1 Blue Diamond winning son of Champion Sire Redoute s Choice his granddam is Gr1 Coolmore Classic winning mare Porto Roca herself dam of Monterossi a Royal Ascot (UK) Gr2 winner. Lot 479 is yet another interesting offering. By Danzig s Gr1 winning son Librettist sire already of Gr2 Newmarket July Stakes (UK) winner Libranno his oldest Australian yearlings are yearlings. This colt is from a half sister to two stakes performers and is a half brother himself to Gr3 winning Darley filly Divorces. The impressive Evergreen draft concludes on a high note with Lot 485 the colt by Danehill s imposing son Holy Roman Emperor from Fujisawa a half sister to Japanese Gr1 winner Furioso and dam of one runner for one winner. Evergreen Stud Farm graduate Run For Naara Evergreen Stud Farm s 2011 Easter Draft Lot Sex 218 421 c f Sire Tale of the Cat (USA) Haradsun Nadeem Librettist (USA) Dam Devils Decision Red Temptation Seven Stars Family Breakup Fujisawa (GB) EvErgrEEn Stud Farm Tony Bott Evergreen Stud Farm Heatherbrae NSW Australia (02) 4987 4745 0418 496 080 botttony hotmail.com 432 c 479 c 485 c Holy Roman Emperor (USA) 86 inglis easter yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 siX&UnDer BOUtiQUe VenDOr speCial grandview lodge Grandview Lodge brings to the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale a lovely strong filly by boom stallion Shamardal. The record of the Shamardal progeny speaks for itself after the tremendous year he had in 2010 where he was represented by flag bearing Group 1 VRC Oaks winner Faint Perfume Group 1 Epsom Handicap winner Captain Sonador and elite performers No Evidence Needed and Marquadt. The filly (Lot 372) is out of stakes placed mare New York Style. A daughter of Desert Sun she won over distances up to 1600m in the Metropolitan area and was placed in such races as the Newcastle Cup the Summer Cup Hawkesbury Cup and the Kingston Town Stakes. Although relatively new Grandview Lodge is producing well bred yearlings by sires such as Warpass Sebring Shamardal High Chapparal Shaft and California Dane. There is a nice crop of foals coming through and this is the first of the high quality yearlings we have to offer. Ultimate thoroughbred care Lot 372 is out of SW mare New York Style Grandview Lodge s 2011 Easter Draft Lot Sex 372 f Sire Sharmardal (USA) Dam New York Style 185 Mckee Rd Theresa Park NSW (02) 4651 1409 0400 676 601 grandviewlodge unwired.com.au the macquarie stud The Baxter family has a proud fourdecade history of breeding and consigning yearlings at the elite level. Situated in the serene surrounds of Wellington in Central Western NSW this picturesque 3 000 acre property boasts a 5 mile frontage to the Macquarie River. With recent Easter graduates such as stakes winning Rainbow Styling flying the flag for an ultra professional organization the 2011 draft must be highly respected. Lot 131 opens the account and is the first of three offerings by hot young stallion Bernardini. This colt is from stakes placed mare A Fairy s Kiss herself a full sister to Gr1 VRC Oaks runner-up Miss Scarlatti. They re in fashion The second is Lot 352 a lovely filly from stakes winning Accomplice Given and Quarante Love s three-quarter sister Miss Bax. Lot 462 is the third Bernardini. He s the colt from the family of Gr1 winner Bawalaksana and Gr3 Matriarch Stakes winning mare Damaschino. Speaking of buzz the two Lonhro s in this draft will be hot off the press. Lot 334 (ex Luellen) is exciting purely by the fact that this colt s pedigree re-unites Sir Tristram through granddam Diamond Capri with his precocious established sireline. Meanwhile the Lonhro filly (Lot 419 ex Radiance of Apollo) is another from the damline of the brilliant Bawalaksana. Lot 182 looms as a filly with diversity. By speed influence Exceed and Excel she is from Cashew a three-quarter sister to stakes winning My Vegas and half sister to stakes winning Fouardee and Sojustrememberthis. South African buyers will instantly gravitate towards the presence of Champion 3YO filly Sun Classique in this pedigree. This is a boutique and very fashionable draft. Macquarie Stud graduate Rainbow Styling The Macquarie Stud s 2011 Easter Draft Lot Sex 131 182 334 352 419 c f c f f c Sire Bernardini (USA) Exceed and Excel Lonhro Bernardini (USA) Lonhro Bernardini (USA) Dam A Fairy s Kiss (NZ) Cashew Luellen Miss Bax Radiance of Apollo Broderie 462 Mitchell Highway Wellington NSW David Baxter (02) 6845 1124 0417 800 002 www.macquariestud.com.au tbred bigpond.com 87 inglis easter yearling sale siX&UnDer Magic Millions gold coast yearling BOUtiQUe VenDOr speCial sale april 5 6 & 7 January 6-14 princes farm Quality continues Evidence Needed. They have 5 yearlings to offer in 2011. Lot 199 a Lonhro colt out of the great stakes producing Danehill mare Cousins. Having already produced 8 winners 5 of which are black type including Hawkesbury Guineas winner Related she is also the grand dam of talented mare No Evidence Needed. Lot 239 is an outstanding Fastnet Rock colt from winning mare Extra Terrestial. The mare being a half sister to no less than 2 Group 1 winners in Outback Prince and Hotel Grand who are both proving themselves as top sires of the future. Lot 365 is a magnificent filly by leading stallion O Reilly the same sire as the winner of the Australian guineas in filly Shamrocker out of the Group performing mare in NZ My Hangover. In the second session they have on offer Lot 433 a lovely colt by ever consistent sire Red Ransom out of Danehill mare Shantreusse and Lot 474 an Elusive Quality filly from Doubtful Choice a full sister to ill-fated 2-year-old sensation Amelia s Dream. Princes Farm is located on the beautiful Hawkesbury Nepean river just west of Sydney it has been home to some of Australia s greatest racehorses including Melbourne Cup Cox Plate hero Saintly. Since their first draft in 2004 which produced Group 2 winner Flying Pegasus and listed winner Blessus from only 5 yearlings offered they have continued to take a select group of horses to Sydney. Almost every draft offered since has produced a stakes performer. They continue to breed and sell quality horses such as recent 2-year-old Listed winner Diamonds To Pegasus WA stakes winner Canali and the very consistent Group winning mare No Princes Farm graduate No Evidence Needed Princes Farm s 2011 Easter Draft Lot Sex 199 239 365 433 474 c c f c f Sire Lonhro Fastnet Rock O Reilly Red Ransom (USA) Elusive Quality (USA) Dam Cousins Extra Terrestial My Hangover (NZ) Shantreusse Doubtful Choice Princes Farm 123 Smith Rd Castlereagh NSW P (02) 4776 1117 F (02) 4776 1268 princesfarm bigpond.com sefton park An easy choice and champion 3YO Headturner. Sefton Park s first offering is Lot 47 by Choisir out of Shower of Steel. He too has a Black type update to her pedigree his halfsister Cariad was recently the winner of the Nudgee Handicap. L. His dam Shower of Steel has now had two runners for two stakes-winners. Lot 203 a filly by Commands is out of US bred stakes-placegetter Crystal Event a daughter of Seattle Slew sire-son Event of the Year. A recent update for this filly s pedigree is the stakes placing of 500 000 Easter graduate Running Tall (2nd Blue Diamond Prelude Gr3 to Sepoy). Other members of this successful family are Champion USA 2YO Midshipman and recent winner in Meydan War Monger. The last offering from Sefton Parks draft comes from the final crop of leading sire Red Ransom. Lot 224 is a Colt out of Donna Dior the dam of dual Gr1-placed mare Galileo s Daughter. Donna Dior was Group 3 placed at 2 and a Listed winner at 3 and is a three quarter-sister to Maizcay and blue hen Fitting (dam of Golden Slipper winner and successful sire Catbird). Inspections welcomed. Sefton Park Stud in the horse capital of Australia has bred raised and is now offering four yearlings for sale at this years Australian Easter Yearling Sale. These yearlings have been treated with first class care and have all the pedigree attributes to indicate further stakes performers for Sefton Park and their new owners. Recent multiple stakes-winning 2YO Golden Archer (1st VRC Streets Ice Cream S. L TTC Gold Sovereign S. L 3rd Blue Diamond Preview. L 4 wins from 5 starts) is a Sefton Park graduate and his half-sister is offered as Lot 108. This filly is out of Viennetta a Gr2winning mare and by 2YO sire sensation More Than Ready from a family littered in Gr1 performers including Anacheeva Golden Archer is a half-brother to Lot 108 Sefton Park s 2011 Easter Draft Lot Sex 47 108 203 224 88 Sire Choisir More Than Ready (USA) Commands Red Ransom (USA) Dam Show of Steel Viennetta (NZ) Crystal Event (USA) Donna Dior c f f c Sefton Park Peter Boyle 0427 459 795 Colleen Buchanan 0417 490 847 New England Highway Scone NSW inglis easter yearling sale april 5 6 & 7 siX&UnDer BOUtiQUe VenDOr speCial think big stud 18% Group winners to runners placegetter Marheta a Shamardal filly Haradasun colt and a full-brother to stakeswinner Singapore Sling and half-brother to Gr2 placed Bombay Sling. Pendragon was a brilliant performer who was precocious enough to all but win a Golden Slipper lead-up in his juvenile debut. As a spring three-year-old in what was to be his only complete preparation Pendragon cemented his place as one of his generation s most significant talents. A close third in the high quality Golden Rose was the culmination of three straight placings behind subsequent Gr1 winning sprint-milers Paratroopers and Racing To Win. Effortless wins in the Gr3 Gloaming Stakes and Gr3 Norman Robinson Stakes and a runner-up performance in the Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes followed. At stud Pendragon has been supported by quality books of mares. No less than 33 percent of his first crop and 42 percent of his second crop were produced from stakes winners placegetters or half relations to stakes winners placegetters. A further 15 percent of his first crop and 21 percent of his second crop were conceived by proven stakes producers. Dato Than Chin Nam s Think Big Stud has emerged as one of Australia s leading thoroughbred nurseries building an imposing record of 18 percent Group winners to runners and 64 percent winners to runners in three short years as a vendor. Flag-bearer Faint Perfume a graduate of their maiden Easter draft was crowned 2009 Filly of the Year and Think Big s honour roll continues to grow around her. Gr3 winner Sidera and the untapped Kim Divine and Liveandletdie are testament to their ability to consistently present high class racehorses to the marketplace. Think Big Stud s 2011 Easter draft includes two colts by their foundation stallion Pendragon one of whom is a halfbrother to the brilliant Gr3 winner and Gr1 Think Big Stud flag-bearer Faint Perfume Think Big Stud s 2011 Easter Draft Lot Sex 262 c Sire Pendragon (NZ) Pendragon (NZ) Haradsun Danzero Shamardal (USA) Dam Greta (NZ) Zazabelle (NZ) Evening Charmer (USA) Gin Sling Initial 454 c 478 c 488 c 503 f T 02 9663 3030 F 02 9663 1919 www.thinkbigstud.com.au sales thinkbigstud.com.au YashraJ breeding & racing At Yashraj Breeding & Racing the goal is not to produce the most marketable yearlings but produce the best racehorses and in its short operating time Yashraj have produced 93% winners to runners including Gr1 Champagne Stakes winner Carry On Cutie and Listed Breeders Plate winner Super Savings. A very enviable statistic. With three outstanding horses on offer at the Sydney Easter Sale the tradition will no doubt continue. Lot 23 a filly by Flying Spur is a half-sister to Yashraj bred Carry On Cutie as well as dual Gr3placed Leigislature. She is one of the most beautifully balanced individuals with great conformation. A top 2YO prospect. Lot 150 is similarly well related. Another Flying Spur though this time a colt. He is Producing outstanding athletes Photo by bradleyphotos.com.au Yashraj Breeding & Racing s 2011 Easter Draft Lot Sex 23 150 f c c Sire Flying Spur Flying Spur Dam Rose of Latakia (NZ) Arkadina Genuine Halo 487 Snitzel a half-brother to both Gr2-winner Olonana and Listed-winner Super Savings out of a dual-winning sister to Gr1-winner Arkady. Last but not least is Lot 487 one of only two colts by popular and well-proven sire Snitzel. This colt is bred for 2YO performance. He is out of Don t Say Halo mare Genuine Halo who has produced Gujju ( 100k Inglis Bonus winning 3YO) and is a half-sister to Gr3 winner Destino. This colt hails from the family 2YO performers Consular Belle and (grandam) Genuine Girl (Listed Crystal Slipper Stakes). Yashraj Breeding & Racing graduate Carry On Cutie Tamworth NSW Mark Gillam 0437 676 093 mgillam dodo.com.au 89 inglis melbourne premier yearling sale Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale february 28-march 3 January 6-14 Premier Breaks Through 30 Million Barrier By Gary Knowles Fastnet Rock s progeny were in hot demand ike slow burn the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale just maintains its upward momentum relative to the vagaries of the overall market year-in year-out finding a deeper support base. That this year s rendition continued that momentum is not surprising given that 2010 s three highestrated Timeform sprinters were all graduates of the Oaklands sales ring. Overall at the conclusion of its 3-day Session 1 421 yearlings had sold (82%) for 30 295 500 (up 5.2% on last year s 28 800 000) to break through the 30 million barrier for only the second time in the sale s history (and also be up a massive 30% on 2009 s gross of 23.3 million). Both the average of 71 961 and median of 58 000 were up on last year and Inglis director Peter Heagney commented It s always nice to have an improved gross figure but from the point of view of vendors and of greater importance in my opinion is that the average and median are both up and I think the sale has achieved a fantastic result in this regard. The median reflects the overall strength of the sale and to see it better last year s mark is a wonderful result particularly as other sales this year have been down on those indicators. On Day-1 Hawkes Racing (Australian training trio Michael L Wayne and John Hawkes) paid top price of 310 000 for a colt by last season s Australian Champion 2nd-Season Sire and multiple Gr1-winning Australian-bred Coolmore stallion Fastnet Rock (the 6th foal out of 11-year-old Irish-bred Sadler s Wells mare Gypsy Princess). The colt was consigned by Erinvale Thoroughbreds and his dam Gypsy Princess is a full-sister to 4-time Irish stakes-winner French Ballerina and a half-sister to UK Gr1-winner and Irish Gr1placed Sunspangled. Overall on Day-1 at the Inglis Premier Sale 132 yearlings sold for 8 964 000 (down 5.4% on last year s 137 sold for 9 478 000) at an average of 67 909 (down 1.8% on last year s 69 182) and a median of 52 000 (down 13.3% on last year s 60 000). The clearance rate was 76% (last year 81%). Inglis director Peter Heagney commented It s pleasing to see such a strong buying bench assembled at the sale and given last year s opening session also averaged around the 68 000 mark we are pleased with the way this year s sale has started. Similar to other sales held so far this year the better-credentialed youngsters were all keenly sought after. By Day-2 the sale started to swing into top gear. The sale highlights of the day were joint top-priced yearlings at 260 000. For the first of the two GW Racing Bloodstock s Manny Gelagotis paid 260 000 for a colt by Fastnet Rock (the 5th foal out of 7-time-win- At the conclusion of its 3-day Session 1 421 yearlings had sold (82%) for 30 295 500 (up 5.2% on last year s 28 800 000). ning and Gr2-placed 13-year-old True Hero mare Snow Hero). The colt was consigned by Supreme Thoroughbreds and his dam Snow Hero is a half-sister to Malaysian 10-time-winner and stakes-placed Southerly Wind. This was equalled when Redgum Racing and trainer John McArdle also paid 260 000 for a filly by Fastnet Rock (the 3rd foal out of stakes-winning 10-year-old Zabeel mare Thousand Veils) consigned by Grange Thoroughbreds. Overall on Day-2 129 yearlings sold for 9 907 000 (down 8% on last year s 140 sold for 10 768 000) at an average 76 798 (down 0.2%) and a median 65 000 (up 8.3%). The clearance rate was 77% James Bester paid the equal 340 000 price 90 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis melbourne premier yearling sale february 28-march 3 (last year 82%). Inglis director Peter Heagney commented As predicted today s selling session was considerably stronger than the 1st day with some excellent results for vendors. The better quality individuals continued to sell well and there was generally more strength in the overall market. On the third and final day of Session 1 the bevy of Fastnet Rock fans was out in force again with two of the Coolmore boom-sire s stock selling above the 300 000 mark. Bloodstock agent James Bester outlaid a joint session-topping 340 000 for a Fastnet Rock colt (the 5th foal out of Gr2-winning 11-year-old Spinning World mare Coupe) consigned by Burnewang North Pastoral. The colt s dam The median reflects the overall strength of the sale and to see it better last year s mark is a wonderful result... Peter Heagney Coupe is a half-sister to Gr1-winner Coup De Grace. This figure was matched by Paul Moroney Bloodstock for a colt by flagship Arrowfield Stud stallion and current Australian Champion Sire Redoute s Choice (the 6th foal out of UK-winning and stakes-placed 13-year-old US-bred Quest For Fame mare Back Pass). The colt was consigned by Grange Thoroughbreds and his dam Back Pass (a half-sister to US Gr2-winning and 4-times Gr1-placed Three Valleys) has already produced stakes-winning and multiple Gr3-placed sire Sharkbite (a full-brother to this colt). The good news continued for vendors in to the 4th Day (Session 2). Overall on Day-4 109 yearlings sold for 3 479 000 (up 11% on last year). The average of 31 917 was up 15% & the clearance rate was 78% (last year 74%). Inglis director Peter Heagney summed-up We couldn t be more pleased with today s result. As in the main sale the good horses were able to exceed vendors expectation. Inglis Premier Session 1 (Days 1-3) Top Lots 340 000 Redoute s Choice-Back Pass colt (P.Moroney) 340 000 Fastnet Rock-Coupe colt (J.Bester) 320 000 Fastnet Rock-Classic Plume colt (R.Yiu) 310 000 Fastnet Rock-Gypsy Princess colt (Hawkes Racing) 280 000 Lonhro-Assertive Sound filly (Mount Hallowell) 280 000 Fastnet Rock-Flurry s Gem colt (Lakeview Resources) 260 000 Not A Single Doubt-On The Loose colt (J.Petch) 260 000 Fastnet Rock-Thousand Veils filly (Redgum Racing) 260 000 Fastnet Rock-Snow Hero colt (GW Racing Bloodstock) 250 000 Encosta de Lago-Diamond Jewel colt (R.Yiu) 245 000 High Chaparral-Luscious Lady filly (H.Simpson) 240 000 Red Ransom-Bella Inez filly (Geisel Park) 230 000 Encosta de Lago-Ylang Ylang colt (Y.Kubota) 220 000 Fastnet Rock-Shelbourne Lass colt (Griffiths Training) 210 000 Nadeem-Woman In White colt (Big Red Farm) 200 000 Stratum-Zalila colt (BlueSky Thoroughbreds) 200 000 Not A Single Doubt-Numero Douze colt (HK Jockey Club) 200 000 Encosta de Lago-Chevaleresse filly (Minstral Park) 200 000 Churchill Downs-Spirit Of Grace colt (A.Cummings) 180 000 Lonhro-Acceleration colt (C.Cooke) 180 000 Bernardini-Danapali colt (C.Little) 175 000 Hussonet-Virgin Snow filly (Heinrich Bloodstock) 175 000 Bel Esprit-Distant Grace colt (D.Zappelli) 170 000 Pins-Sea Song colt (R.Worthington) 170 000 General Nediym-Zibiza colt (R.Worthington) 170 000 Encosta de Lago-Seeking A Way colt (J.Bester) 160 000 Shinzig-Chlorophyll colt (R.Hore-Lacy) 160 000 More Than Ready-Danoise colt (M.Kavanagh) 160 000 Lonhro-Miz Nicholls colt (Belmont Bloodstock) 160 000 Host-Brillanti filly (DGR Thoroughbred) 160 000 God s Own-Hello Boys colt (G.Moore) 150 000 Redoute s Choice-Celtic Reign colt (J.Petch) 150 000 Not A Single Doubt-Furla filly (G.Portelli) 150 000 Flying Spur-Song Of Success filly (Griffiths Training) 150 000 Fastnet Rock-Te Akau Bird filly (L.Smith) 150 000 Fastnet Rock-Kokochanel colt (D.Hawthorne) 150 000 Fastnet Rock-Bezzera filly (BlueSky Thoroughbreds) 150 000 Elvstroem-Sorenstam colt (P.Caporn) 150 000 Bernardini-Dance Class colt (Inglis as agent) 140 000 Tale Of The Cat-Magic Bow colt (J.Foote) 140 000 Not A Single Doubt-Blumarju colt (D.Balfour) 140 000 Haradasun-Our Scene Steeler colt (Inglis as agent) 140 000 Elusive Quality-Sizzie em filly (L.Macdonald) 140 000 Choisir-La Bella Zoccola filly (Malua Bloodstock) 135 000 Lonhro-Valse des Fleurs colt (C.Cooke) 130 000 Testa Rossa-Indian Spice colt (Freedman Brothers) 130 000 Stratum-Merayaat filly (D.Hawthorne) 130 000 Stratum-Emotivity filly (RMA Bloodstock) 130 000 Redoute s Choice-Arrabeea filly (Australian T bred) 130 000 Not A Single Doubt-Unrocel Gem colt (Belmont Bloodstock) 130 000 Magnus-Iresistabeel colt (Star Thoroughbreds) 125 000 Snitzel-Monte Rosa filly (Darby Bloodstock) 125 000 Good Journey-Balsamico filly (T.Templeton) 125 000 Falvelon-Lady London colt (G.Moore) 120 000 Starcraft-Sevilla filly (D.O Brien) 120 000 High Chaparral-Miss Bailey filly (Spicer Thoroughbreds) 120 000 Fastnet Rock-Bright Light filly (D.Zappelli) 120 000 Encosta de Lago-Rate The Choice colt (R.Yiu) 120 000 Encosta de Lago-Isle Of Gibraltar colt (Slade Bloodstock) 120 000 Elvstroem-Midnight Sun colt (Griffiths Training) 120 000 Choisir-Dewamar filly (N.Parnham) 120 000 Bel Esprit-Georgia filly (A.Ng) 115 000 Snitzel-Quality Time colt (T.Noonan) 115 000 Shamardal-Isle Royale colt (P.Willetts) 110 000 Reset-Reliability colt (J.Harron) 110 000 Not A Single Doubt-Speedy Topaze colt (J.Foote) 110 000 Encosta de Lago-Attire filly (A.Ng) 110 000 Encosta de Lago-Alliance filly (D.Farrington) 110 000 Elusive Quality-Betula filly (Hawkes Racing) 110 000 Danzero-Mystic Chantry filly (McEvoy Mitchell Racing) 110 000 Bernardini-Great Meadows colt (DGR Thoroughbred) 105 000 Tale Of The Cat-Myamble colt (Griffiths Training) 105 000 Red Ransom-Luminata filly (P.Moroney) 105 000 Lonhro-Iris In The Glen colt (Inglis as agent) 100 000 Not A Single Doubt-Wisp colt (Aquanita Racing) 100 000 Not A Single Doubt-Ligure colt (Lindsay Park) 100 000 Not A Single Doubt-Amy Be Good colt (M.Price) 100 000 Hussonet-Daralara filly (Waratah Thoroughbreds) 100 000 Hard Spun-Much Better colt (P.Moroney) 100 000 Hard Spun-Am Crazy colt (Inglis as agent) 100 000 General Nediym-Eggs colt (D.Vandyke) 100 000 Exceed And Excel-Allegra colt (Rockmount) 100 000 Encosta de Lago-Rose Pompadour filly (A.Ng) 100 000 Elusive Quality-She s Academic filly (D.Adams) 100 000 Dylan Thomas-Amourous colt (K.Dagg) 100 000 Commands-Selwan colt (G.Eurell) 100 000 Commands-Rare Radiance filly (D.Zappelli) 100 000 Churchill Downs-Weekend Surprise colt (Lindsay Park) h 100 000 Choisir-De la Rouge colt (M.Smith) For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 91 NZ Bloodstock National Breeding Sale May 2-4 A World of opportuNity N ew Zealand Bloodstock s 2011 National Weanling Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale in May is set to offer a bumper melting pot of breeding racing and pinhooking opportunities with one of the largest catalogues ever presented providing a wealth of investment potential. With the considerable success of New Zealand horses on the international circuit over the last few seasons the demand for the Kiwi product continued unabated at this year s Karaka Yearling Sales. Buyers from around the world including Australia Singapore Hong Kong England and Ireland competed hotly for the young stock on offer all looking to cash in on the wave of success. Amongst them Australian buyers spent 50.8m on over 300 of the yearlings on offer. Just three months later the National Weanling & Broodmare Sale offers an economical entry into the New Zealand bloodstock market. With over 300 weanlings set for cataloguing last year s offering averaged just 11 388 providing a host of pinhooking success by January the following year. Star lots at the 2010 Weanling session included the Encosta de Lago colt from the Danehill mare Breeze Hill. It proved an astute purchase by Bruce and Maureen Harvey s Ascot Farm who pinhooked the colt from Curraghmore Stud s draft for 220 000 and later sold him at the Karaka Premier Sale for 350 000. Curraghmore Stud also sold the top priced filly in the Weanling session. The filly by New Zealand s champion sire Zabeel was purchased by Marcus Corban Bloodstock for 200 000. Another smart pinhook she was sent to the 2011 Karaka Premier Sale where she was purchased by Duncan Ramage s DGR Thoroughbreds for 400 000. Anistay Lodge also demonstrated their good judgement purchasing an Iffraaj colt from Seaton Park for 40 000. The colt was offered by Anistay Lodge at the 2011 Karaka Premier Sale and was bought by trainer Mark Kavanagh for 300 000. In addition to weanlings the 2011 May Sale also features broodmares yearlings two-year-olds racehorses unraced stock stallions and stallion shares. Added to the mix this year the Sale will feature a new Horses-inTraining session for horses that have trialled raced or breezed up for the NZB Ready to Run Sale in the current season. Targeting a gap in the auction market this session is specifically designed to provide a viable trading opportunity for horses currently in work. There is no age limit for entries and each entry is accompanied by a video of its track performance on the NZB website. This new session is being introduced in response to a number of requests from some leading New Zealand and Australian trainers for an auction sales opportunity for horses currently in training said NZB s Co-Managing Director Petrea Vela. There are many horses from trial winners to young broken in stock that do not move via the private sale market for various reasons and for many owners the additional cost of going on to race or trial is prohibitive. So an opportunity exists for a viable alternative and we hope this year s selection will be well-received and we can develop this session into a robust market for this stock. To demonstrate the quality this Sale can attract last year saw the two-year-old Encosta de Lago colt from Lake Alexandrina sell for 240 000 from the Wellfield Lodge draft to Hong Kong interests. The potential of this new session is easy to see when you analyse some of the more recent purchases that have been sourced from New Zealand race tracks that have gone on to perform on the international scene. Earlier this season saw a top purchase from the New Zealand racing ranks win at elite level in Australia in Herculian Prince (NZ) (Yamanin Vital x Sea Island). The winner of three of his five starts in New Zealand was sent to trainer Gai Waterhouse and in his first full Australian campaign went unbeaten in four starts including the Listed Sellwood Quality and the Listed Japan Racing Association Plate. The son of Yamanin Vital was even more impressive in his next campaign as a spring five-year-old winning the Gr3 Kingston Town Stakes before going on to produce a brilliant performance to take the Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap. Among the many other top line performers that have come from the New Zealand tracks are this season s Caulfield Cup winner Descarado Gr2 Tristarc Stakes winner Culminate the international Gr1-winning star Egyptian Ra international Gr1 Steward s Cup winner Fellowship Joy and Fun who was good enough to travel to Dubai to win the coveted Gr3 Al Quoz Sprint on World Cup night and Little Bridge who has won six of his nine race day appearances to date and is one of the leading nominations for the coveted HK 16 000 000 Hong Kong Derby. The sale has also had some strong success on the track. Graduates from the sale include Nacho Man who won the Gr1 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes Sarajay who won the Gr2 Gasmate Stakes Barside who won this season s Gr2 Wellington Guineas and Lord Pyrus who won the Gr3 Carlyon Cup at Caulfield in early February this year. With New Zealand sires proving they can cut it with the best coupled with the good demand for well-bred and well-conformed weanlings the handsome returns available to astute pinhookers and the low NZ dollar providing outstanding value for international buyers the Sale is quickly becoming one that buyers cannot afford to miss.. h 92 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com agistmentfeature Why Spelling Matters I n an age where racing a horse or breeding one is no cheap exercise there s a temptation to cut corners or expenses wherever possible. When the horse is in work or so the reasoning goes well there s hope to sustain you through figuring out where the cash is coming from for the next trainer s bill. That s less so when tiredness creeps in and said horse gets sent to the agistment paddock. Surely it can just eat grass like a wild mustang Well yes it can but it s rarely as simple as that. Whether it s a racehorse having a spell or a broodmare prepping to foal or be served this is the one area of the industry where going for easy-street can end up as false economy. It s not for nothing Most horses are happiest being around other horses in paddocks where they can stretch out and do what horses do best be horses... they look so good cause they eat so good . Although time in the paddock benefits thoroughbreds psychologically it s also a guilt-edged chance to put condition back on typically stripped out by the rigours of a tough campaign on the track or from playing wet nurse to a foal. And whether it s a maiden mare or one on the breeding merrygo-round the shape they re in when they re mated can make an undeniable difference to the resultant foal and whether or not it gets to make the most of its expensive pedigree. Since the advent of the mega studs there has been a marked increase in the number of properties now specialising in walk-on walk-off foal-downs yearling-prep and long short-term spelling. Many farms offer a combination of every everything others prefer to simply focus on one or two areas. What makes a big difference to grazing quality is paddock rotation good rainfall stocking density (i.e. large paddocks with few horses) and what time of the year it is winter is often considered a time of poor available pastures. Of course some properties do have the luxury of year-round irrigation. Horses are herd animals and with the exception of a bull-headed young colt most are happiest being around other horses in paddocks where they can stretch out and do what horses do best be horses. In other words a successful recipe for an agistment and spelling property can be summed up as a place where the tucker s great there s plenty of room for a frolic and you get to play with your mates as often as you like. There is that. But there s also a significant proportion of highly-trained professional animal husbandry practitioners who work towards particular outcomes for different horses dependent upon on what their owners connections have planned for them in ensuing months. With the annual round of big breeding stock sales about to get underway in preparation for the 2011 breeding season broodmare owners are already thinking about where to keep their mums-to-be. Likewise as the autumn carnivals wind down connections will be contemplating a few months out for their on-field representatives. In the following pages you ll find a number of alternative properh ties for consideration. 94 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Win the race against time With the all-new 50-hp GatorTM XUV 825i This is the fastest most powerful GatorTM yet with its 812cc three-cylinder engine Dual Overhead Cams and mind-blowing acceleration of 70 km h top speed. Better yet it s equipped with trail-tuned suspension mountain scaling 4WD and a great cargo capacity for carrying saddlery hay feed bins manure fencing supplies and more to get things done fast. Contact your local John Deere dealer for a demo. Engine hp is provided by the engine manufacturer for comparison purposes only. 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Contact Damian Gleeson Ph 03 5795 3145 Fax 03 5795 2145 Mob 0427 960 502 RMB 3130 Euroa VIC 3666 96 www.phoenixbroodmarefarm.com.au Agistment Our high country is the perfect place to spell your horse... and clean the water is fresh and cool and the big paddocks just roll on and on llandale Park is situated at Hobbys Yards high in the hills above the city of Bathurst. While Bathurst is 670 metres above sea-level at Hobbys Yards we are nearly 1000 metres above sea-level. The nearby town of Blayney is 900 metres above and neighbouring Mount Canobolas is 1395 metres above so yes we re definitely in the high country Horses thrive here because it s very peaceful and they are very contented. It s everything you would imagine high country to be...clear skies towering gums rolling hills abundant water clean air flocks of native birds and the odd kangaroo or two. Our pastures are regularly supered and carefully managed. All horses at Allandale Park are hand-fed daily. Allandale Park is a fully equipped thoroughbred stud. Mare and foal care is one of our speciality areas. At Allandale Park our smallest paddock is 4 acres and our largest is 60 acres. Solitude is not a natural state for herd animals and horses spelling here really appreciate the freedom of our big paddocks and In the hills above Bathurst the air is always crisp A running with companions in small mobs. Colts are an exception and we have secure spelling facilities to accommodate them. Float rebates apply for any horse requiring an extended spell. A 200 float rebate applies to any horse that needs to spell for a period of 16 weeks or more. This rebate will be credited to your final invoice. 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