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AUSTRALIAN ISSN 1444-4593 PP 255003 05323 RRP AUST 15.95 (INcl. GST) NZ 17.95 (INcl. GST) ISSUE 99 AUG SEPT 2011 magazine 2011 gr1 annual EXCLUSIVE Aust Stats Defy World Trend Local Gr1 Stars Go Global James Bester s Yearling Tips Great Stud Fee Debate THISINDUSTRYISHARD But don t make it harder by making poor decisions Year after year breeders seem to fall into the same traps. This industry is tough but it truly does not need to be as tough as some make it The single biggest mistake most breeders still make is that they select a stallion because they got a great deal rather than choosing a sire that would better suit their long term needs. Truly everyone is offered the same deals No farm trades their stallions at fees less than they are worth Why would they It doesnt make sense They should just price them sensibly to begin with So when you are choosing a sire for your mare this year remember these points Look for real value not for a discounted deal. Select a stallion that will have a cap on the number of mares covered. Patronise a farm that has a proven record of supporting their sires. Select a stallion that the Australasian buying bench knows. And look at history it is the greatest indicator to the future. Here at Glenlogan Park we are confident we can meet all breeders requirements to a level that very few if any can match. Whether you are breeding to race or breeding to sell quite simply we have the runs on the board and the history behind us to support such a claim. 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Cover image September is synonymous with the start of Australia s Spring Racing Carnivals where the cr me of our equine athletes do battle for Gr1 glory. www.breedingracing.com.au For FREE Daily Industry News Updates 4 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com SPECIAL ISSUE bUcKING thE tREND AUst stAts hOLD UP ANtIPODEs stAR RIsEs cLImbING thE Gr1 LADDER E PAGE 6 E PAGE 14 GREAt stUD fEE DEbAtE cRUNchING thE NUmbERs fULL stEAm AhEAD mm s NEW sKIPPER E PAGE 18 E PAGE 24 PLAYING thE PERcENtAGEs bEstER s YEARLING tIPs cOLOUR bLIND bEAUtY Is sKIN DEEP E PAGE 28 E PAGE 36 5 Bucking the Against the backdrop of a substantial global downturn in thoroughbred breeding trends Keeper of the Australia Stud Book Michael Ford s analysis shows Australia and New Zealand holding up relatively well. Thoroughbred breeding in AusTrAliA is noT currenTly in dAnger of producing insufficienT foAls for rAcing. MichAel ford. Racehorse ownership is the ultimate driver BACKGROUND Before the storm struck the world thoroughbred stage in 2008 doubly affecting Australia after the Equine Influenza outbreak of 2007 all was well and optimism abounded in the breeding arenas of the world. Yearling sales in Australia were spiking upwards towards 360 000 averages at Inglis s 2007 Easter Sales service fees hit record levels a Redoute s Choice foal could be bred for 330 000 in 2008. While the compilation of international statistics lags well behind what is available in Australia (I am still waiting for the 2010 figures from overseas) I have examined the international breeding scene in 2005 and 2009 but where the latest Australian figures are available I have incorporated them in this paper. 6 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com gloBal trend To assist the examination of world thoroughbred breeding trends I have used different types of graphs and tables to reflect the information in different ways to give it more meaning. THOROUGHBRED POPULATION Overall the recorded thoroughbred population of the world decreased by 6% from 2005 to 2009 with actual numbers shown in Graph 1. This equates to a loss of nearly 20 000 Thoroughbreds in fifty horseracing countries. The impact in each country for stallions broodmares and foals is shown in Graphs 2 3 and 4. In some regions the difference may be high percentage-wise but low in actual numbers. For instance the 21% increase in stallions in Africa and the Middle East equates to only 151 additional stallions while the 2% loss in Asia represents 8 stallions. Of real interest is the impact in Australia and New Zealand where stallion numbers have declined by 10% or 114 and North America where the reduction of 27% counts as 1 107 stallions. The Australia and New Zealand region can sustain these losses for the time being as the average book per stallion in Australia is only 33 mares for 2010 and 30 in 2005. North America comprising USA and Canada is hardest hit and this is reflected in their mare herd and foal crops. The broodmare herd of North America has been depleted since 2005 by 23% or 14 500 mares which makes Australia and New Zealand s decrease of 1% or 300 mares very low indeed. Again percentages can play tricks with increases in Asia Africa and the Middle East and South and Central America totalling 7 000 against North America s loss and Europe s loss of 6 000 mares. A consistent factor has been the European decline a loss of 370 stallions or 16% 6 000 mares or 12% and 2 000 foals or 7% from 2005 to 2009. Again North America experienced a significant decrease in foals of 9% or 3 400 foals and this trend is expected to continue through to 2011 with their 2010 foal crop figures being a further 12% below 2009 or 4 000 fewer foals being born. Thus from a North American foal crop of 37 600 in 2005 it is expected there will be 26 200 in 2011 a huge 30% loss. THOROUGHBRED STALLIONS Looking at each of the three sectors separately we start with thoroughbred stallions at Graph 5 and note that while most regions experienced losses totalling 1 595 there were gains of 325 in Africa and the Middle East and South and Central America with a total loss of 1 270. Another way of looking at things is by comparing the world s share of stallions in 2005 with 2009 as displayed in Table 1. For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 7 BUCKING THE GLOBAL TREND (CONT) Table 1. The winners are Africa & Middle East and South & Central America obviously due to the fact that they made gains in stallion numbers although low in actuality. North America s share of the world s stallions was reduced from 39% to 32% and this large drop enabled ANZ s proportion to increase by 1%. Australia s broodmare population down just 1% The recorded Thoroughbred populATion of The world decreAsed by 6% froM 2005 To 2009... A loss of neArly 20 000 Thoroughbreds in fifTy horserAcing counTries... THOROUGHBRED MARES The broodmare sector in Graph 5 only reinforces the stallion trends gains in Africa and the Middle East and South and Central America with losses in Australia and New Zealand Europe and North America. The only difference is that Asia made a 4% gain of 520 whereas their stallions were down by 2% although only 8 stallions. Altogether there was a reduction of 13 800 mares from 2005 to 2009 with over 20 000 from Europe and North America diluted from the 7 500 gains in Asia Africa and the Middle East and South and Central America. Australia and New Zealand managed to mitigate their losses to less than 300 mares while North America suffered another huge loss of 14 500 mares. A comparison of each region s proportion of broodmares shown in Table 2 is fairly similar to the stallion trends. 8 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Table 2. Again Africa & Middle East and South & Central America s share grew with a combined increase of 6 400 mares. North America s reduction from 32% to 26% with 14 500 less mares again enabled ANZ s proportion to increase by 1% even though there was a loss of nearly 300 mares. 5 200 less foals born in 2009 v 2005 THOROUGHBRED FOALS While each sector is as important as the others one cannot do without any of them. The resulting number of foals born each year is critical in world Thoroughbred breeding. The figures in Graph 7 do not follow the patterns of the stallions and broodmares trends. Both Europe and North America which experienced double-figured percentage decreases in stallion and mare herds managed to hold up with 7% and 9% losses respectively on the number of foals born. Australia and New Zealand however also met with 7% losses while their combined broodmare numbers in 2009 were only 1% below 2005. In all there were 5 200 less foals born in 2009 than in 2005 a 4% decrease. Of these 3 400 were from North America 2 000 from Europe and a surprising 1 400 from Australia and New Zealand. Only South and Central America made a significant gain with an additional 2 300 foals recorded in 2009 over 2005 the majority of these foals being born in Argentina. Of the 26 European countries the major racing centres are Great Britain Ireland and France. Of these and the other 23 countries the biggest loss occurred in Ireland where the foal crop reduced by 1 600 from 2005 resulting in 10 150 foals born in 2009. For several years in the mid-decade Ireland had very generous government subsidies for thoroughbred breeders resulting in overpopulation. It is understood that the foal crop of 2010 will be in the vicinity of 7 500 which is a massive drop of 36% from the 11 700 of 2005. Unfortunately there are insufficient statistics for other European countries to examine the impact. Nonetheless the 2010 foal crop for Great Britain of 4 650 is 22% less than that of 2005 when 6 000 thoroughbred foals were recorded. 9 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com BUCKING THE GLOBAL TREND (CONT) Table 3. Very little change to the order of the world from 2005 to 2009 North America only lost 2% in this sector while South & Central America only made a 2% gain. The other regions maintained their proportion. The [irish] foAl crop of 2010 will be in The viciniTy of 7 500 which is A MAssive drop of 36% froM The 11 700 of 2005... SERVICE FEES Redoute s Choice - Priciest stallion 6 of the past 7 years Service fees are the double-edged sword of thoroughbred breeding breeders can make terrific gains from them if they use the right stallion at the right time but they can rebound on you if you have the right stallion at the wrong time. Yearlings sold at the premier sales of 2011 were conceived in 2008 just as the Global Financial Crisis was about to strike all over the world and service fees were at their peak. Many yearlings which were sold earlier this year at 2011 premier sales did not realise their service fee. The aggregate of service fees of stallions standing for more than 20 000 is compared for three key seasons 2005 2008 and the new breeding season for 2011 In 2005 there were 50 stallions standing at more than 20 000 56 in 2008 and 44 for 2011 The aggregate of these stallions by totalling each listed service fee was 2005 2.075M 2008 3.083M being 50% more than 2005 s aggregate 2011 1.927M being 38% less than 2008 and 7% less than 2005. Redoute s Choice was the priciest stallion in all those years with Encosta De Lago taking the lead for 2009 10 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com s g sale n yearli y onom ratoga ec Sa spite de trong s asigty the F ncertain u conomic global e losed strong. Despite .-- ained n that c GS N.Y n auctio ales rem IN sio rose to ed s GA SPR two-ses evenue roughbr SARATO ring the Gross r ling tho u r. ar g sold d last yea elect ye a yearlin Tipton s ent from price of 5.9 perc 1 rage 10. 0 up by The ave from 20 319 34 2011 04. ay was percent g 10 y 1.2 Tuesd 15 to 1 al - Au ed by n up b pp millio Jour n sold dro 32.89 treet horses Wall S mber of The nu Spirited bid din Neo Univers g on a March colt by e pushed h is final pric 250 millio e to n (US 3 04 8 781) July during the 12 foal sessio n of the Ja Racing Hors pan e Associati on The colt ou t of Wind In Select sale. Her Hair is three-quart a er brother to two-time Japanese H orse of the Yea Impact and is the ninth r Deep -most expensive weanling in JRHA histo ry. bloodhorse .com - July 13 2011 JRHA Sa le Ends Wi th Double-D igit Increase s Sure times are tough but recent international sales have shown encouraging trends. So it s now more important than ever to ensure your yearlings have every opportunity to shine in the sales ring. Go with the proven performer - HORSEPOWER YEARLING Contact Greg Murphy on 0416 237 665 or visit w w w. h o r s e p o w e r. c o m . a u BUCKING THE GLOBAL TREND (CONT) Service Fees Season 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Highest fee Redoute s Choice 220K Redoute s Choice 275K Redoute s Choice 330K Redoute s Choice 330K Encosta De Lago 220K Redoute s Choice 176K Redoute s Choice 137K Next highest fee Encosta De Lago 132K Encosta De Lago 176K Encosta De Lago 220K Encosta De Lago 303K Redoute s Choice 198K Encosta De Lago 143K Encosta De Lago 132K ulTiMATely decisions will be MAde by The MArKeTplAce governed by econoMic condiTions And business confidence... CONCLUSIONS Commercial studs have been criticised for the pricing of their service fees but the figures above with 2011 fees for the highest priced stallions being 38% less than those in 2008 show that studs have reduced fees for most stallions in response to the financial climate. To emphasise the point an examination of the notional service fee income for 2005 2008 and 2010 (the last season available) shows that 2008 income at 320M was 42% more than that for 2005 at 225M 2010 income at 240M was 25% less than 2008 and 7% more than 2005. These results are not dissimilar to measuring the aggregate service fees of stallions standing at more than 20 000. Notional service fee income is compiled by multiplying the number of live foals produced for a stallion by his service fee for 2005 and 2009 and using the averages of 2005 to 2009 to compile the 2010 season total. This income is only a guide and does not take into account foal shares foals bred by owners for keeping and the countless other deals. SALES RESULTS The table below for the nine select yearling sales in Australia from 2005 is very interesting as the average of 83K in 2005 grew to 126K in 2007 before the EI outbreak. It plummeted to 76K in the year after the Global Financial Crisis and has now settled back to the 2005 levels of 84K. The double-edged sword struck with the cold fact of reality at the 2011 sales shafting the unrealistic expectations of the 2008 apex service fees. WAGERING TRENDS From 2005 to 2009 wagering decreased by 28% the equivalent in Australian dollars of a drop from 180 billion to 130 billion of which Australia s share is 13 billion. Most regions suffered declines in excess of 20% except Australia and New Zealand where the decline was only 9%. Noticeable changes occurred in the USA (-55%) and Japan (-30%) two of the powerhouses of the thoroughbred industry along with massive decreases in Malaysia (-84%) and Macau (-64%). I have maintained for many years that Australian breeders are very resilient in the face of national adversities. For instance the number of mares covered in 2010 was expected to be 4% below that of 2009 yet the current figure of 23 840 is only 3% less and decreasing slightly each month as late covering returns are lodged important because each percent represents 240 mares and ultimately 170 foals. Furthermore I have maintained consistently that Thoroughbred breeding in Australia is not currently in danger of producing insufficient foals for racing. During the halcyon years from 1993 to the 2006 season an average of 18 300 foals were born yet from each crop only 10 500 managed to race in Australia a wastage of 46%. The latest foal crop figures are nearly 2 000 less than those years but should be more than sufficient for racing purposes. Internationally it looks bleak in the United States of America and Ireland while even Great Britain is on casualty alert. The impact of these reduced foal crops will not be felt for a few more years until they commence racing. It would not be prudent for governments or racing authorities to intervene if the balance started tipping the wrong way. The Ireland experience demonstrated how disastrous that type of action was. Ultimately decisions will be made by the marketplace governed by economic conditions and business confidence. Since the cost of rearing a good racehorse is the same as that for a poor racehorse participants and potential new entrants must reach a comfortable enough personal financial situation that will sustain the owning of a racehorse. After all owning a racehorse is the primary driver breeding is only secondary to how many people want to own a racehorse. Ownership and wagering are the factors that drive thoroughbred breeding and racing. Reaching a comfortable personal financial situation depends on the state of the world economy coupled with the economy of one s own country. If governments cannot provide this security the thoroughbred breeding and racing industry certainly cannot maintain it from their own resources. In other words for the Thoroughbred h industry to flourish we need the world economy to flourish. Michael Ford Keeper of the Australian Stud Book July 2011 The Australian Stud Book is jointly owned by the Australian Turf Club Ltd and Victoria Racing Club Ltd. Sales Results Foals born 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Foal crop 17 338 17 741 18 591 18 755 18 480 16 641 17 599 Sale year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Lots sold 2 604 2 523 2 639 3 081 2 919 2 865 2 513 % of foal crop 15.0% 14.2% 14.2% 16.4% 15.8% 17.2% 14.3% Aggregate 218 407 955 262 273 250 332 906 260 348 499 636 223 630 500 231 746 250 210 956 364 Average 83 874 103 953 126 149 113 113 76 612 80 889 83 946 12 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com I world class nutrItIon I world class results I Sustained Power is a unique scientifically formulated non-grain energy booster. Equi-Jewel is a high-fat stabilised rice bran supplement with added vitamin E selenium and calcium designed to support the nutritional requirements of elite equine athletes. 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World Thoroughbred Rankings May 2011 Rank Rating Horse Year of Foaling 1 1 3 4 4 130 130 126 125 125 Black Caviar (AUS) Frankel (GB) So You Think (NZ) Rocket Man (AUS) Canford Cliffs (IRE) 2006 2008 2006 2005 2007 A t the end of May an unprecedented event occurred Australian and New Zealand-bred horses filled three of the top four places on the official World Thoroughbred Rankings. Not only that but champion mare Black Caviar sat alongside brilliant UK 3YO Frankel on 130 at the top of the table the first time ever a runner from the southern hemisphere has achieved the distinction. What made the feat more remarkable is that Black Caviar raced solely in Australia in essence a huge nod to the quality of our racing and in particular to the class of our sprinters the rock-bed of Australian breeding. Australia s representative on the World Thoroughbred Rankings Committee Greg Carpenter told Breeding&Racing that 2010 has been a break-through year not only for Australian racing but also for sprinters which is one of the great strengths of Australian breeding. The perception of the quality of the Australian scene has certainly changed over time. In 2005 there were nine Australian-trained horses rated 115 or higher (the mark of a genuine Gr1 performer) and this progressed to 50 in 2009 and 43 in 2010. So Australian- trained horses are now getting the recognition on the world stage that they deserve and the performances of our horses internationally have certainly gone a long way to assisting in that recognition. Make no mistake while the overall numbers have grown 2010 is a year to remember. To have Black Caviar and So You Think rated so highly is a clear demonstration that the Australian-trained horses do not have to go overseas to prove their worth. So You Think is starting to look like the next Phar Lap rightly claimed by both New Zealand and Australia after his 6 Gr1 wins in 3 nations over the past season. On top of his 4 Australian Gr1 wins Gr1 triumphs in both Ireland and England have been the coup de grace. While satisfying to have Australia s racing scene accepted as world class and to have produced the best horse in the world it leaves the question of where this leaves us on the international stage In 2005 there were nIne AustrAlIAn-trAIned horses rAted 115 or hIgher (the mArk of A genuIne gr1 performer) And thIs progressed to 50 In 2009... greg CArpenter International Gr1 Stage There are plenty of ways to measure success by using the 478 Gr1 races that have been run around the globe in 2010 11. This analysis covers the entire Southern Hemisphere season for 2010 11 while the Northern Hemisphere season is split into the latter half of the 2010 season and the first half of the 2011 season. So You Think is an international star 14 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com stAr rises International Gr1 Wins By Country Of Birth Country of Birth Total Gr1 wins Not in home country Total Countries Average Foal Crop (2004-2009) USA AUS NZ ARG IRE GB BRZ SAF JPN CHI FR GER PER Grand Total 121 66 48 46 43 37 29 27 19 18 10 7 7 478 18 22 30 5 35 22 4 2 1 0 2 2 1 11 7 6 5 9 10 3 3 2 1 3 3 2 18 33 600 17 500 4 500 7 400 11 500 5 900 3 000 2 900 7 700 Unknown 5 300 1 200 Unknown Percentage of all Global Stakes Races The 478 Gr1 races were run in 18 nations split evenly between Northern and Southern hemisphere. The 9 nations on Northern Hemisphere timing held 238 Gr1 races and the remaining 240 were run in countries racing to a Southern Hemisphere timetable. These races were won by horses born in 13 different nations. That leaves 5 nations that held Gr1 races but didn t breed a Gr1 winner. Of those only Canada and Italy actually have a breeding industry leaving Hong Kong Singapore and the UAE as nations that race horses but don t breed them. Surprisingly the countries that bred Northern Dancer (CAN) and Nearco (ITY) couldn t win a Gr1 race anywhere even on home soil however this could just be a statistical blip and an outcome they will likely bounce back from. United States of America For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Unsurprisingly their annual foal crop is twice as big as the next biggest breeding industry the overall winner for 2010 11 is the USA with 121 Gr1 races in 11 different nations. At an average of 33 600 foals per annum over the last five years and 33% of all black type races globally the US is a huge player on the international racing and breeding stage. They also held the greatest number of Gr1 races in the time period with 116 races. US-bred horses won 103 of the 116 US-based races. This still leaves them with 18 Gr1 races won in 10 other nations England (6) Italy (3) Ireland (2) and one each in Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Japan and Peru. The international highlight of the US-bred horses would have to 15 anTipodes sTar rises (conT) US-bred Americain won the Melbourne Cup be Australia s richest race the Melbourne Cup with the appropriately named Americain (by Dynaformer from America) who singlehandedly demonstrates just how international racing has become. US-born French-trained and Australian-owned Americain is only the fourth horse bred outside Australia and New Zealand to win the Melbourne Cup in its 150 year history. Matt Iuliano Executive Vice President and Executive Director of the US Jockey Club notes American-bred thoroughbreds have proven very competitive at the highest levels of international competition over the years. This is testament to successful breeding programs and the careful and competent nurturing of these horses by their breeders as well as their trainers and owners. horses from both Australia and New Zealand are too expensive for our clients whereas European horses represent better value. The stable still has to settle for the second tier horses but there is a huge depth in the staying ranks over there which makes the second tier horses a good punt for city class racing in Australia. Sydney Cup winner Stand To Gain (IRE) is a good example as Great Britain ireland SurpriSingly the countrieS that bred northern dancer (can) and nearco (ity) couldn t win a gr1 race anywhere even on home Soil... he had a reasonable rating without having won too many races. This meant that he was well treated by the handicapper when he arrived in Australia ensuring that he had a decent chance of being competitive. As it has turned out he has been a dream horse and will follow the owner s dream of having a Melbourne Cup runner this spring. By contrast My Kingdom of Fife (GB) has more class and had already proven that he could compete at the highest level before he was purchased (by another agent). The original base of horse racing England and Ireland is still a large source of horses to the rest of the world. With Gr1 wins in 10 and 9 nations respectively horses bred in the British Isles are spread around the world. English-bred horses won Gr1 races in England (15) France (8) America (4) 2 each in Canada Hong Kong and the UAE as well as a Gr1 race in each of Australia Germany Ireland and Singapore. The Irish results were given a big boost by super mare Goldikova who picked up 5 Gr1 races in France and America this season but their figures are still imposing with 43 Gr1 wins in 9 nations. Those nations are France (11 4 to Goldikova) England (10) Ireland (8) America (4) 3 in Hong Kong and Italy Canada (2) and 1 in Australia and Japan. Horses bred in England and Ireland have been part of a growing trend for Australian-based owners and trainers with leading Sydney conditioner Chris Waller being one of the trainers leading the charge. This season he won the Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes with My Kingdom of Fife (GB) ironically a horse that was originally owned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Waller also collected the Gr1 Sydney Cup with Irish-bred Stand to Gain meaning that the only two Gr1-winners in Australia born in England or Ireland came from the same stable. Waller explains his stable has been buying horses in Europe for several years now as they are a good source of mature stayers commenting Because prizemoney is so good in Australia proven south america Argentina dominated the South American scene with Gr1 wins at home (41 of the 45 run in Argentina) as well as 2 in Brazil and one each in Chile Peru and the United States. The South American product is becoming more recognisable in Australia through the deeds of Hussonet (Champion Sire in Chile and Gr1 sire in Australia) and a number of his excellently credentialed overseas sire-sons now at stud in Australia. Sires sourced from that region have the added attraction of carrying outcrossed pedigrees for our broodmare band that appears to be increasingly saturated with Danehill blood. Although relatively new to Australia the Argentine bloodlines have been exploited for decades in South Africa where the ranks of their top runners are liberally dotted with horses carrying the ARG suffix. 16 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Black Type Racing by Nation Country Stakes Races Percentage of all Global Stakes Races USA Australia England France Argentina Japan Canada South Africa Brazil New Zealand Ireland Germany Venezula Italy Chile India Turkey Peru Uruguay Puerto Rico UAE Hong Kong Singapore Panama Sweden Macau Zimbabwe Norway Malaysia Denmark 1 545 557 267 223 217 208 199 186 162 141 108 96 94 92 91 84 57 53 39 36 34 32 29 28 17 15 10 9 9 4 4 642 33.3% 12.0% 5.8% 4.8% 4.7% 4.5% 4.3% 4.0% 3.5% 3.0% 2.3% 2.1% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.8% 1.2% 1.1% 0.8% 0.8% 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 0.6% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 100.0% Black Caviar topped the world rankings richest race the Durban July. Not only that but Australian bred 2YOs showed their strength producing a clean sweep at home in the five 2YO Gr1 races winning both juvenile Gr1 events in New Zealand and three of the five Gr1s for 2YOs in South Africa. Australian horses have proven beyond question that they are the most adaptable and resilient in the world able to succeed in all environments Aushorse Chief Executive Peter McGauran observes. No other country produces horses tough and fast enough to win Gr1 races in both Northern and Southern Hemisphere climates with such frequency. Australian breeders produce horses that take their place with the best in the world to the point of breeding the world s best horse Black Caviar. As a result Australia s export market of over 2 500 horses worth 200m continues to grow. But it s a competitive game with all breeding nations chasing market share in Asia and Australia has got to keep producing fast adaptable and affordable horses to stay ahead of the pack. That s the challenge Australian breeders are taking up with relish. The spread of Gr1-winners around the globe for the locally-bred horses shows the importance of our export markets. A strong dollar may be against our stock come sales time but the quality of our horses provides a massive incentive for overseas buyers to actively target the Australian product. Recent exported Gr1-winners have ranged in cost from as little as 23 000 for South Africa s dual Gr1 winner Happy Archer (by Dubawi) to the expensive Delago Deluxe (by Encosta de Lago) who sold for 550 000. new Zealand Australia Aside from Black Caviar s achievements Australia s results highlight the importance of the export market to local breeders. This season Australian-bred horses have raced in 22 nations outside Australia winning over 2 350 races. Obviously the highlights on a global stage are the 22 Gr1 wins in 6 of our export nations as well as a further 44 Gr1 wins at home. The six nations were South Africa (7) Singapore (7) New Zealand (4) Japan (2) and one each in Hong Kong and the UAE. Last year s Hong Kong Horse of the Year Sacred Kingdom won another Gr1 this season and is still the highest rated horse in Hong Kong. Australian-bred Rocket Man proved his worth outside Singapore winning at the wealthy Dubai World Cup meeting and Kia Ora Stud-bred Igugu dominated in South Africa by winning the Triple Tiara for 3YO fillies then smashing the older horses in that nation s Further cementing the reputation globally for this part of the world 2010 11 has been a huge season for the NZ-bred horse. Not only do they have So You Think flying their flag in Europe after a stellar spring in Australia they won twice as many Gr1 races in Australia as usual. Aside from 21 Gr1 races in Australia and 18 at home NZ-bred horses won 6 Gr1s in Hong Kong (half of those to Hong Kong s 2011 Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon) and So You Think contributed with Gr1 wins in both England and Ireland. New CEO of NZTM Andrew Birch says 21 Gr1 races in Australia is an outstanding effort and we are proud that we continue to dominate in that mile to mile-and-a-half bracket. Our breeders set out to focus on this area of the market and international buyers can find good value for these horses in New Zealand. We budget on exporting about a third of the annual foal crop and with our horses doing the job on the track NZTM expects this to continue. Combined with the ongoing impact of locally-bred horses on the global stage and growing awareness of the international Gr1 calendar there is renewed focus on thoroughbred racing s elite events. And soon we ll have a deluge of Australian Spring Gr1 racing to h get all excited about 17 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com The GreaT STud Fee debaTe Over the past couple of months there has been much debate over the price of stallion fees. Breeding&Racing invited input on the subject from a crosssection of the thoroughbred community. Here in order of receipt is the response we received Australia has a wonderful array of studs and stallions. Breeders are spoilt by the breadth of commercial choices available to them for their mating decisions. It is the responsibility of each and every breeder to research his or her breeding choices and expenses very carefully with the view of making a sensible return on an investment three years down the track. This is a most complex challenge. Only the bravest souls will undertake this path Briefly one must breed for temperament type and soundness. The offspring must be from a commercially acceptable mare that the trainers respect. It is wise to resist the temptation to overmate the mare as a highly priced stallion is unlikely to add value to the resulting foal. Strangely the reverse situation can work. A superiorly bred mare mated to a young modestly priced well-bred and performed stallion will often return a good dividend. There is a commercial mating that is optimum for every mare and every budget. There is a stud and stallion that can fulfil this aim It is the responsibility of every individual breeder to aim at finding this solution. Geoff & Chris Tucker Some comments from North of the Border. I do feel a reality check was needed with some of the service fees charged in the southern states. For several generations leading Australian sires based in Queensland stood at realistic service fees. Examples are Lion Hunter Iglesia Semipalatinsk and Show A Heart who varied from 15K to 30K. In the Hunter Valley and further south freshman sires are starting at 25K to 50K which gives you a comparison between proven Queensland sires and those south of the border. Some of the deals offered by the larger mega studs make it harder for the smaller breeder to compete. No payment deals in various forms foal sharing deals no payment until when sold as yearlings etc make it impossible to compete. The old theory of if you offer something for nothing you will get nothing has stood the test of time. The flow on effect in Queensland is evidenced by the fact that Magic Millions sell around 4 000 yearlings per year and about 700 are Queensland bred. Politically both state and federal we have governments who have no idea Peter Bredhauer 18 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com just what a major contributor the racing and breeding industry is in this country and as a result tax incentives the industry should be receiving are not there. Robert Anderson - Anita Vale Stud We have been breeding to outside stallions for 40 years here and in NSW and Victoria. We don t understand the problem. For us it is simply a good old fashioned free market. If a stallion attracts a full book at 120 000 why should the owner reduce the fee I have bred my mares every year for the past eight years and I now realise that unless you have a commercial mare you lose money when your intention is to sell as a weanling or yearling I now buy weanlings and on-sell them which proves to be profitable. It is very sad when you pay 10 000 to 20 000 per service fee and when you go to sell the baby it is worth a quarter of this. I present my babies 100% and have Simon Vivian as a reference but seeing my mares have a little age the industry does not want them (Secretariat and Lonhro just to mention a few were out of old mares). The studs are happy to take your money because it is their job to fill the books but if they were more honest and took better suited mares for their stallions then one would hope that the performance by the progeny would be better and the flow on would also effect the sales it is not always about the money. I purchased a half-brother to Hot Spin and African heat for a song and have purchased other babies for 5% of the service fee like many others so well bred. When you have massive agistment costs along with vet fees why bother I can send my mares to a vet for AI and I will make a profit breeding to a warmblood and sell the progeny when at foot and my costs are limited the thoroughbred industry needs a shake up. It s simply mathematics. If you go through the median prices from most stallions then add in the costs of agistment commission etc you lose money. It s not always the case but the largest component of the costs are the stallion fees. The fees are the dearest in the world and as you have seen this year there s a lot of discounting going on which proves that the buyers are becoming more selective. The hobby breeder doesn t care about stud fee prices as it s not a business and they are also a big part of the industry. So its not fair to judge alone on the professional breeders profit and loss account. Kathie Simpson and to consider pedigree price AND the physical when doing their matings. If a breeder doesn t have this knowledge (and many don t) then they should employ a bloodstock agent or an industry professional that can give them sound advice on a mating before they sign the stallion contract. We are blessed in this country to have a plethora of stallions available probably too many to be honest. However through rose coloured glasses many a breeder will over mate their mare (often without considering the physical as well as the pedigree) and then complain about service fees when either the mare produces a sub-standard physical and or the pedigree is not worthy of a top tier yearling catalogue. No one has the crystal ball showing where the market will be three years after a mare is covered but if a breeder can get the physical right and breed to a stallion commensurate with the value of the mare herself then they are a chance of commercial return on their investment. Craig Anderson Amarina Farm They could afford to come down another 20%. The recent sale in New York was promising as the gross median and average were up. Whether this is reflected here we will have to wait and see. Richard Pegum Stud fees like anything else available for purchase are subject to market forces. If studs set their fees too high the breeders will vote with their feet and look elsewhere. I think many fees are still realistic but what is more important than ever is stallion selection. Mare owners need to be very realistic about the quality of their mare what sort of stallion fee is appropriate for her and most importantly which stallion to choose. It should be remembered that the breeding industry is just a link in a bigger chain. Service fees are only considered excessive when too many breeders are unable to sell their stock and this most likely occurs when trainers and agents don t have orders to buy come yearling sale time. If we entice more owners into racing through increased prizemoney more yearlings will be sold and more breeders will be happy. The problem facing breeders and stallion owners is part of a much bigger picture. Increased prizemoney through wagering and media rights is where the industry needs to focus its attention. Sheamus Mills Sheamus Mills Bloodstock In good times and bad there will always be debate in regards to service fees and whether they are too high. Certainly some service fees are still too high in my opinion but as in all markets certain brands (in our case studs) price their product higher than others. Do breeders have to go to these overpriced stallions Of course not. Surely any market is governed by supply and demand and a stud will start dealing pretty quickly (as has been the case this year) when bookings are slow. The fact that certain studs heavily discount highlights the fact that their fees were overpriced in the first place. Equally as important though is for breeders to look past the glossy brochures be realistic about what stallion suits their mare Julian Blaxland Blu Sky Racing The 2011 yearling sales circuit saw a number of breeders incur losses due to the high service fees resulting from that year s season but Victoria prides itself as a State that offers broodmare owners every opportunity to get a return on their investment as was seen at the Inglis Premier Sale where a large number of Victorian stallions did just that averaging up to sixteen times their service fees. In 2011 Victoria s roster is again filled with stallions that give you every chance to get a healthy return. Richard Andrews Racing Victoria Neil Brockington A Trojan Bloodstock For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Speaking from an Agents point of view We are certainly not achieving the prices being asked for by sellers as compared to 6 months ago. One would have to put it down to people being very careful with their money & the pure fact of the economic downturn all over the World. 19 THe GReAT STud Fee deBATe (CoNT) Tony Stein - Austbrokers If issues are serious buyers don t want the yearlings and if they do want them they re only willing to pay a minimal amount making the return only a minimal percentage of a high service fee. Not all progeny you breed have good conformation some are back at the knee toed in whatever the issues buyers can be very fastidious and are not going to buy them. Even if you have the right sort of mare and you send it to a nice expensive stallion you don t get your money back from an expensive stud fee with these types of horses. In my experience 20% of all progeny we breed do have serious issues which effect return in the market. Roughly 1 in 5 of yearlings bred worldwide will have these issues. Another issue that I raise which has lead the smaller breeder not doing as well is shuttle stallions and particularly the new ones. Studs put high service fees on them and they re unproven These stallions should be introduced at a more affordable rate. In a couple of years when you know that they are producing good stock they can lift the fees but when you send your nice mares to these unproven stallions and they end up being no good you have progeny worth very little having spent a substantial amount on their fee. With unproven stallions you have to forecast three years down the track and try to pick the market. This is a debate that has raged on for years and will continue to do so well after I am gone. The problem lies in the fact that breeders look to find the happy medium between the stallion they want and the service fee that they are want to pay. This sounds all well and good and if this was all that mattered then market forces will push the high service fees down to a level that the breeders are happy to pay. But the fact is that there are always more than enough breeders that want to support the higher priced stallions and therefore there is no reason for the price to come down. If you are a stallion owner and you can fill your stallion at the price that you are asking - why would you then reduce the fee just because others in the industry say the fee is too high You would not It is all about supply and demand - and the very good stallions are in the minority and therefore they will always be well supported as long as the fee is not out of this world. The important thing to remember is that breeders and stallion owners all have a choice. What fee to set and what stallion to visit. After that - it is all in the lap of the Gods. We breed a small number of youngsters every year and 99% of our horses race in our colours. Racing is our passion - not 6 figure yearling sales results. Stud fees are ridiculously high for owner breeders to access quality proven and sometimes freshman sires. One wonders where the industry will end up in Australia when the small owner breeders are squeezed out - we genuinely need city winners to survive which means that we need affordable access to the successful stallions. When the small owner breeder is finally squeezed out of the industry en masse in Australia racing will end up like the UK potentially. Poor stake money only the rich people racing and the industry overall will suffer with limited sponsorship. This is not a slight on many willing stallion owners to negotiate stud fees but most set their fees higher with a built in discount to make mare owners feel good that they have done a good deal. We are not stupid - we know how it works. By comparison NZ is a very commercially savvy industry for owner breeders. A Group 1 sire like Savabeel is NZ 20k for instance. We are happy to send some mares across the Tasman because Australia s prices for Group 1 producing sires is ridiculous generally speaking. Thank goodness Darley sees the benefits of utilising the small breeders who race their own horses. The Sheik has seen racing in Europe suffer from greedy breeders by allowing only the bigger players in for the yearling sales circus. Think about the humble beginnings of stud fees where champions Caviar Miss Andretti Hay List Northerly Takeover Target Scenic Blast Scenic Shot So You Think etc came from in recent years. The over priced yearling market makes some people rich of course but it also makes some people go broke with 500k yearlings who couldn t run out of sight on a dark night. Geoff & Heather Nicholls Firstly stallion fees are still too high for the market in the last 5 years things have changed for the smaller breeder such as myself with 30 35 mares. Where it s changed is in developments vets equipment can pick up every thing wrong with a horse in terms of scoping and x-rays. Having to adhere to theses issues in particular x-ray issues means the cost to the breeder getting their yearlings to market is fairly high and certainly higher to what it was. George Altamonte Corumbene Stud 20 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com If you breed to sell there s a 99.9% chance you re making less money at present than you were three years ago. This has come about primarily because of the drop off in demand for bloodstock caused by the GFC. There are also other underlying factors which are contributing to reduced profitability. There are two types of broodmare owners in Australia. Type 1 those who must make money from the industry to survive in it and Type 2 those who don t. Type 2 s are commonly referred to as the hobby breeder . The hobby breeder may try to make money from the industry however they have an alternative source of revenue or savings in order to subsidise any losses. If all breeders in the industry were Type 1 s the stallion service fee scenario would be very different from what we have at present. By my calculations fees would be roughly 50% lower. Start at 62 500 for REDOUTE S CHOICE and work down. Recent research has shown broodmare owners (Type 1 and Type 2) who have sold yearlings this year have achieved an average return of fifty-three cents for every dollar spent on producing their yearling for sale that s not including their original capital outlay for the broodmare If you ve been able to break even this year at the yearling sales you have outperformed the average breeder by 200%. If the market continues to evolve in a similar fashion as to what we ve seen over the past twenty-five years we will see a continuing decline in the ratio of Type 1 s to Type 2 s. The day may actually arrive when the Type 1 breeder no longer exists. Owning a broodmare will be on a par to owning a racehorse. The only way to make a profit is through good luck not good management. Can the Type 1 breeder rise again This is a possibility if (1) There is an increase in demand for yearlings. If China were to one day ramp up their horse racing we could see a major rise in demand for our horses. Also with some clever marketing perhaps the domestic and other existing international markets could be resurrected. (2) Production costs were reduced. It is difficult to imagine costs such as wages being lowered. The most obvious cost that could be reduced is stallion service fees. I am not so sure stallion masters are actually deserved of the criticism heading in their direction at present. If they set a price on their stallions and there are people who are prepared to pay it what is it that they are doing wrong A stallion master is running a business and their aim is to make as much profit as they can. Brett Howard Randwick Bloodstock 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 THe GreaT sTuD fee DeBaTe (ConT) are not holding a gun to a breeder s head and forcing them to pay a 10 000 20 000 or 50 000 service fee. If they set their fees too high or stand a horse the breeders don t like the breeders go elsewhere. They are at the mercy of the market place just like the broodmare owners. Since the mid to late 80 s relatively speaking we have actually seen more stallion masters struggle to survive in the business than broodmare owners. Stallion numbers are down just over 80% from 3 926 (1986) to 700 (estimate 2011) while the numbers of broodmares covered is down 40% from 40 000 (1988) to 24 000 (estimate 2011). To a large extent the problem of lower profitability for all broodmare owners has been caused by the Type 2 s being prepared to prop up their hobby with funds derived from elsewhere. If the Type 1 s were somehow able to educate or convince the Type 2 s to operate their breeding enterprise purely along business lines then I absolutely guarantee you will see service fees lowered to levels not seen for many a year. What happens to stallion service fees from here on in will be driven by one thing only the market place. There is a proviso to this without the rise of hobby stallion owners . INDEPENDENT advice should be sought if broodmare owners are serious about running a business that is sustainable. If the mare owner is prepared to lose an amount of money on what is a hobby then that is fine and they have no qualms about the current situation. Anyone who is not happy about their present circumstances must first look at themselves. The other point that is often missed is that swimming against the tide is generally the way to go. The industry opportunities at present abound for the canny. The returns achieved at the majority of yearling sales in 2011 are fine. People are still paying vast sums of money for unproven race horses. The problem from the breeders perspective is that the inputs from sales nominations & commissions vet costs transport costs input costs such as feed fuel wages etc but particularly stud fees are excessive. If you plotted average sales prices with average service fees to achieve same then the graph would be frightening... The question is who s too blame It is a bit glib for broodmare owners to blame the large studs for this problem. These studs have offered a product to the market place and the broodmare owners have been fully aware or at least should have been what the costs are what numbers the stallion is serving what the commercial reality is of their mare what the risks are and what the likely return should be. The broodmare owner demographic has changed in the last decade or so and too many people have seen the industry as a way to make an easy dollar Even in 2010 people were sending mares that are worth 5k dry to 100k stallions and the evidence of this is for all to see in the various mare sale catalogues. Unless the moons align in a previously unseen way then the mare owner must lose money on this scenario. However if they sent a 100k mare to a 5k stallion the cost structure would be the same and they would have had a chance. This scenario is hardly the fault of the stallion standing farm. Mare owners must rationalise their operations or get out. Sound Paul Higgins Baerami Thoroughbreds The thoroughbred breeding and racing industry is based on opinions. What I look for in a stallion mare yearling may not be the same as the next person or the person after that. The debate on stallion fees this season fits into the same category. It is quite obvious that there are some studs standing over-priced stallions in this current economic climate however there are also some studs that have done their best to work with breeders and have listed their stallions at realistic service fees. There is a wide variety of stallions in all price ranges for Australian breeders to consider for their mares. Below are four simple questions that breeders should ask themselves when considering the selection process before they start to plan their matings 1. Am I breeding for commercial sale or to race 2. What stallions do I like 3. Does my mare warrant spending that proposed service fee 4. If the answer is no to question 3 - what stallions fit the price range that best suits your mare Of course there are more questions to consider however these will help get the ball rolling. If breeders cannot answer the above questions they can look to employ an agent or ask for advice from others experienced in the industry. Ask yourself these three questions for the 2010-2011 season. How many stallions still standing in Australasia satisfy the following criteria Criterion 1 10 or more runners for the season Criterion 2 100K prizemoney or more for the season earned Criterion 3 60% or more winners to runners Have a look at the table below. See any service fees over 10K All but one stallion stands for less than 2K. Save your money on service fees and use it to raise and race your horses. We should be breeding horses that can run not horses that sell h for high prices and cannot run. (until 21 July 2011) Earnings Per Runner 19 728 13 278 14 751 11 826 14 887 Service Fee 1 500 1 000 7 000 1 200 1 800 Stands Vic QLD Vic NSW NSW Garry Cuddy Vin Cox Bloodstock Dr BJ Hudson Breednet StatiSticS SeaSon 2010-2011 Sire TULLY ZEAL RAPiD MAN icE POiNT DiOGENES HOME ON THE GRANGE Winners 7 9 10 6 9 Runners 10 14 16 10 15 Wnrs Rnrs 70 64.3 62.5 60 60 Total Earnings 197 284 185 897 236 014 118 255 223 300 22 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com AAMI Victoria Derby Australia s Oldest Classic Crown Oaks Australia s First Fillies Classic Saturday 29 October 2011 flemington Sponsored by AAMI Thursday 3 November 2011 flemington Sponsored by Crown Entertainment Complex Group 1 (157th of Series) 2500 Metres Of 1 500 000 and 10 000 trophies. First 900 000 and trophies valued at 8 000 1 000 & 1 000 to owner trainer and rider Second 270 000 Third 135 000 Fourth 67 500 Fifth 37 500 Sixth 30 000 Seventh 30 000 and Eighth 30 000. FOR THREE-YEARS-OLD Set Weights Colts & Geldings 55.5kg Fillies 53.5kg. No allowances for Apprentices. Group 1 (153rd of Series) 2500 Metres Of 1 000 000 and 5 000 trophies. First 600 000 and trophies valued at 4 000 500 & 500 to owner trainer and rider Second 180 000 Third 90 000 Fourth 45 000 Fifth 25 000 Sixth 20 000 Seventh 20 000 and Eighth 20 000. FOR THREE-YEARS-OLD FILLIES Set Weights 55.5kg. No allowances for Apprentices. Entry & Acceptance Information Entries ( 825) close 12 noon Tuesday 20 September 2011 First Declaration ( 1 320) Late entry ( 2 200) 12 noon Friday 23 September 12 noon Tues 18 Oct. 12 noon Fri 21 Oct. 10am Wed 26 Oct. Entry & Acceptance Information Entries ( 550) close 12 noon Tuesday 20 September 2011 First Declaration ( 880) Late entry ( 1 650) 12 noon Friday 23 September 12 noon Tues 18 Oct. 12 noon Thurs 27 Oct. 9am Mon 31 Oct. 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Full Steam ahead Vin Cox with Aushorse chairman Antony Thompson Popular bloodstock agent Vin Cox is the new man at the helm of Magic Millions. Jason GreGory discovers the boy from the bush could be just what the sales company needs to break new ground. arly 2001 was a memorable time for respected bloodstock agent Vin Cox. In April that year he won his first million dollar race as an owner the 2001 edition of the AJC Heroic 2YO Championship with Perfect Crime at Randwick. The following month he was in central New South Wales excitedly watching his horse Our Sultan claim the Bligh Amateur Race Club s (BARC) annual picnic meeting cup. Winning a million dollar race on Doncaster Day was a tremendous honor and thrill and being employed by (race sponsor) William Inglis at the time made it even more special for me he says. But I am told that I was jumping even higher when Our Sultan won. I would say it would be a great thing to even win the Melbourne Cup one day but you would never get tired of winning the Bligh Cup it is a time-honored event in our district s history. Cox was raised on a property in Mudgee with his nose in a form guide and shadowing his grandfather Geoff Cox a longtime breeder - around the racetracks of the central west. Nowadays Cox is the managing director of the Magic Millions (MM) bloodstock sales empire and lives only minutes from Surfers Paradise. And while he is yet to have a dip in the ocean since moving from Sydney earlier this year he retains the presidency he took up last year of the BARC an 11 hour drive away. I would say I have a real passion for the industry. Racing horses E is not easy and never will be but for the vast majority of people it has never been about making money he says. While it can be a challenging industry I think we should always be thinking about how to put the fun and theatre back in to racing. I always get a smile when I look back at the picnic race meetings and their history and the community and tribal feel they have. It is this refusal to lose his connection to racing s heartland and its people that has led industry powerbrokers and racing battlers Racing hoRses is people who can smell a shownot easy and neveR man from a hundred miles - to consider him the genuine article. will be but foR the Though only 43 years of age vast majoRity of Cox is considered an industry people it has neveR veteran after two decades as a bloodstock agent. He began his been about making working days as a sheep and catmoney. vin cox tle stockman with Elders and rose through the ranks at William Inglis & Son Ltd before starting his own bloodstock business. He is a racing man through and through and that is why others believe he is the right man to help steer the industry through challenging days ahead. Cox himself believes that with other like-minded souls he can help broaden the appeal of racing create new and easier entry 24 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com at magic millionS Cox s 1st client-buy Jymcarew captured the Canterbury Guineas points for potential buyers and forge closer links with international racing markets. He also believes the panacea to most problems facing Australian racing like falling auction sales prize money and racetrack attendances - can be solved by federalising its powerbase and forcing corporate bookmakers to return some profits to the sport. While Cox believes the fundamentals and general structure of racing in Australia are strong he questions how a mainstream sport which turns over millions of dollars a year can continually encounter funding problems. Our product is readily accessed and most people can name the last Melbourne Cup winner and when a horse like Black Caviar comes around it really does lift the general populace. The industry needs to go to government and say look we can get this fixed . To this end Cox said the bottom line was to ensure all bookmakers contribute to the industry that they earn a living off. It is not rocket science. Make them contribute on a turnover basis let that flow back to the industry and the industry will become self-sufficient. I don t think we should keep asking people to help prop us up every time we get into trouble. If the race clubs are properly funded then everyone from strappers to trainers and jockeys will be better paid. More people will invest (at sales) sales going up will see the price of stallions and mares improve meaning breeders will get a better cop and there will be good knock-ons such as rising racetrack attendances and prize money. Cox warns though that this will only prove workable if the framework in which the industry operates is changed. He believes a federal department of racing would be more productive for the industry than the current state-based model. We need to federalise the control of racing. I have found that For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com most politicians don t get the industry it just does not make sense to them. So to have all these different states and lots of politicians trying to get the jump on each other does not make sense to me. The story goes that in 1988 Cox was plying his trade with Elders when a chance meeting with then Inglis managing director Reg Inglis led him into the thoroughbred industry on a professional level. Cox believes the most important element for longevity in the racing game is relationships - both creating and keeping them and that theory has obviously cox also believes a large hand the panacea to most playeddevelopment.in his own career pRoblems facing He began at the very bottom at Inglis as a pedigree reaustRalian Racing searcher and compiler before can be solved by becoming an auctioneer and fedeRalising its then associate company director. poweRbase... During his 15-year stay at the company Australian racing industry hit a nadir with prize money low and thoroughbred sales lower. Everyone used to race a horse but in that period it was extremely hard and we had to work even harder to maintain our traditions. In 2002 he struck out on his own and established Vin Cox Bloodstock (which has been slowly winding down since Cox stepped into the MM role). Coincidentally his first client was Reg Inglis acting for the wellknown Sydney-based Banjo Club. The yearling he bought raced as Jymcarew and won seven races including the Canterbury Guineas. I was thrilled to bits that the horse did so well it has been a real 25 full steam ahead at magic millions (cont) have wins and ongoing success. Cox believes the number of younger people attending local thoroughbred sales points to the industry having a bright future in Australia. However he says it really hits home when you go to sales overseas and everyone seems to be aged over 50. Cox declares he harbors grave concerns for the US racing industry and believes it should be dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up. It is harder to get into racing over there than to (get a Green Card) and it is far from a mainstream sport. European racing is very very under-funded and the Asian countries are largely not supporting a breeding industry. But for better or worse we are the beneficiaries of that because they have to get their horses from somewhere. A lot of people say racing is only a betting medium in Asia but I don t believe that although I am a fan of the one tote system. It is more a lifestyle and the horse is very much part of the psyche. Like in Australia they are just madly passionate about their racing through Asia. And that is the Cox racing philosophy boiled down to the bone. He knows that if racing was just an industry it would be confined to the business pages and have all the warmth of an insurance contract. He knows that what makes racing interesting are horses and people and take them away and you have no heroes and no theatre. But how can new owners be attracted to buy a racehorse when so many struggle for a return It is a global business now and a lot of money does flow off-shore I want to help that stay in Australia. We just need to be thinking outside the square to figure how we can get buyers in at every level it is a global you shouldn t have to be a lord or a sir or a king or a queen. business now and mining boom so can a lot of money does we There is a interest there shares get some flow off-shoRe are going up so can we target broi want to help that kers and bankers The stronger base stay in austRalia. the be. the better the industry will vin cox In managing clients and their expectations bloodstock agents will usually oversee the sale and purchase of thoroughbreds offer valuation and mating advice and assist with the handling of stallion nominations and shares. This has been Cox s world for the past two decades. He says potential buyers should look for several things in a bloodstock agent but above all there must be an ease of communication and a belief the agent has the client s best interests at heart. In a horse Cox gets most excited when a heavy muscle bound round-shouldered animal with strong hind-quarters and a purposeful walk enters a sales ring. I have always been keen on sprint and two-year-old racing so I lean to that type when buying a horse. You can look for athleticism and attempt to mitigate anything going wrong down the line but as always you need a good helping of luck. That ounce of luck equals winners and winning has helped Cox forge strong relationships with clients and industry exponents throughout his career. As an agent he loved the challenge of buying a good racehorse on a limited budget a really nice one under budget or anticipating trends before anyone else was onto them. He also revelled in matching just the right mare for a client to send to a particular stallion or buying a horse with a fault but potential to overcome it. And you just love the people in the industry and enjoy the success of others and following your own interests in horses. If I was to stop having any input into the industry today the decisions I have already made might linger on for a decade I might pick up some race results down the track and say I had a hand in that h and just be so proud. Perfect Crime wins the Heroic for Cox career highlight and was been something really fun to be involved with. In 2003 Cox was appointed as the Australasian representative for the Kentucky-based thoroughbred sales company Keeneland where he had been sent by Inglis in 1989 on a six-month internship to learn the ropes of salesmanship. He has since been credited with bridging the gap between the Australasian and US breeding industries. Cox has been allowed to retain his Keeneland role by MM. There is probably a minor conflict of interest but there are sensational synergies. We will be exposing MM and Australian pedigrees to the North American markets there are a number of clients who want to race horses in Australia and there is a lot to sell about the Gold Coast. When Cox took up his position in time for the 2011 MM National Sale held on the Gold Coast from 25 May to 8 June this year MM chair Gerry Harvey said we look forward to growing the business together and raising the profile of the Australian bloodstock industry locally and internationally. In accepting the multi-faceted MM role Cox needed to remove himself from his comfort zone. While he remains close to the bloodstock side of the business he must also pull together sales talk to breeders sponsors government and the entire spectrum of industry participants. esides the National Sale of weanlings yearlings and broodmares the Gold Coast is also the venue for two MM yearling sales in the summer and a ready-to-run in the spring. MM also holds sales in South Australia Western Australia Tasmania and Malaysia. The unique auction house is structured so graduates are the only horses eligible to compete in closed races worth over 5 million. At least one yearling from a MM catalogue each year is guaranteed to win a 2 million race the 2YO MM Classic held each January on the Gold Coast during a glamorous ten-day racing and sales carnival. Cox also has carriage of ensuring the event goes off without a hitch unfamiliar territory for a bloodstock agent. During his MM tenure Cox hopes to help ensure breeders across the board are more handsomely remunerated for their efforts that Australian sires become better represented at local sales and that the export market for Australian-bred horses is strengthened. Magic Millions will continue providing a platform for vendors and buyers where they can have confidence in the marketplace and how the business is being run and conducted and if that consumer confidence flows the market builds on itself. We make our money out of horse sales and that is my real strength as well as making good contacts. The industry is built around having strong relationships and if you have those you will 26 B For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Playing The I Few yearling buyers worldwide have the Midas-touch of James Bester for unearthing future stakes-performers. Belinda Howard got the inside running on what drives his buying decisions. Cathy Freeman whose brothers he declares (after seeing the family celebrate on TV) looked nothing like her in terms of athleticism. The fact of the matter is that you have to look at each individual and ask yourself Will this run 1000m in 56 seconds Will it run a mile in under 1.36 seconds Can it run 10 furlongs or 2000m in 2 minutes Because it s going to have to do that to win good races. Bester s quest for picking horses on athleticism had its roots in his equestrian background which morphed into developing his eye in the parade ring before races. He says I soon learnt that I had to adjust my eye a little because again a different aptitude is necessary [to conformation for showjumping]. So I started to refine my eye that way. I was a race caller and was watching all these horses and adjusting my eye to horses that were winning more. I was buying horses now and once I started to be an agent found I was having more success on those I was picking on type rather than pedigree. So conformation became my thing. n an industry where pedigree often trumps other factors it didn t take James Bester a horseman himself long to figure out that one can t put a saddle on a pedigree page. Blessed at the start of his career to work as both a stipendiary steward and race-caller in his native South Africa Bester initially tinkered with pedigrees as a formula for predicting success on the track acknowledging it was terribly exciting and thinking Gee there s a key to this there s a solution - if we can find the pedigree patterns we ll know what to buy and what s going to be successful Actual racetrack results quickly forced a complete rethink. I very soon started to pick up that this wasn t the case [seeing that] so many horses with these wonderful pedigree patterns were no good and full-brothers to champions were no good so intuitively I realised that athleticism and conformation had to be to some extent the key to it. As a good example he points to Australia s Olympic champion The longer you have been in This indusTry The more you realise how liTTle you know. i m consTanTly Trying To refine Techniques and learn from my misTakes. James Bester 28 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com PercenTages Kenbelle winning the AJC Oaks Practise vs Theory Bester notes We can all read in a book that a horse shouldn t toe out a horse shouldn t toe in it should have a nice shoulder but most people don t really know what that means. Now any fool can see if a horse toes out or toes in but I noticed that a lot of horses were winning good races that were toed out or toed in or back at the knee with so called conformational faults but they were very athletic. On the other hand a lot of perfectly correct horses that didn t have any obvious faults but weren t particularly athletic weren t winning races. Now this is where a lot of bloodstock agents fall down. They have the book knowledge they have the pedigree knowledge and they re taught what they are looking for. Despite that Bester believes that deviations of limbs predisposed these [non-correct] horses to unsoundness perhaps but comments It has very little to do with athleticism speed and stamina. So I focused one way and I m very glad I did. I think that s been the secret to my success when others couldn t see the wood for the trees and they were too busy writing down this horse toes in or toes out . Riding His Luck If luck s a fortune then Bester struck gold when offered a job to go and work on the Isle Of Mann for Robert Sangster - then the world s biggest racehorse owner with horses in Venezuela South Africa all over Europe including Italy Australia New Zealand England and in Ireland where he was part of the Coolmore group. I went to work for him as an assistant to the General Manager to his worldwide operation. I was the hands-on horse person and he was the pedigree person and so Robert used to take me with him to race meetings. We would fly from the Isle of Mann to where we were staying in Dublin or England and get in a helicopter with Vincent O Brien and land on the course in Ireland remembers Be- ster. I d sit and talk to Vincent and some of those jockeys and learn from them. They couldn t care less ultimately how the horse was bred. To a jockey or a trainer it s ultimately how it runs and I was picking up conformational stuff there all the time. After a few years Sangster helped Bester move to Australia because he wanted to be in the sunshine. Although working largely for himself he did have stints with Mark Read and Arrowfield the relationship Bester had forged with the Coolmore organisation (while working for Sangster) and their legendary buyer Dr Demi O Byrne would prove pivotal to his ongoing learning curve. He acknowledges That s when my education truly began. Bester s admiration and affection for O Byrne is obvious. Demi told me People stoop down to feel their legs from the knee to the fetlock lifting up their feet and rising back up none the wiser whereas Demi would say Stand back look at the horse look how it moves and don t worry too much from the front . Really I want to see the horse walk around me I want to see it walk past me I want to see it move I want to see its front legs float and extend and reach not show its shoes with a round knee action when picking up its feet observes Bester. I don t want to see that and I don t only want to see an overstep which most people are educated enough to look for but I want to see thrust and purpose and a swing of the hind-quarters not just a big slow over-reach. O Byrne is famous for identifying many of Coolmore s best performers when they were yearlings and Bester comments With Demi it s all about action obviously conformation is important but action is everything. Local Conditions Although Bester s initial grounding was in Europe experience has taught him that what works on top doesn t necessarily work down under. 29 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com J a mes Bester s stake s Horse alvaro ambers waltz Sire Galileo Danehill Dancer dam Gun Lady Stats Sale Price A 80 000 A 550 000 Best Performance(s) 1st Gr3 Kenilworth Winter Classic 3rd Gr2 Kenilworth Green Point Stakes Gr3 Kenilworth Winter Guineas (South Africa) 2nd Gr2 STC Silver Slipper Stakes Gr3 AJC Sweet Embrace Stakes listed GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic 3rd Gr2 STC Tea Rose Stakes listed MVRC Arrow Training Services Stakes 1st listed AJC Aspirations Handicap 2nd Gr1 STC Arrowfield Stud Stakes 1st Gr1 Australian Guineas Gr2 VATC JJ Liston Stakes Gr2 VATC Sandown Guineas 2nd Gr1 MVRC Alister Clark Stakes 3rd Gr1 VATC Underwood Stakes Gr2 VATC Autumn Classic Gr3 VATC Autumn Stakes 1st listed MRC Blue Diamond Preview 2nd listed VRC Ottawa Stakes 3rd listed MRC Debutant Stakes 1st listed Scottsville Ladies Day Handicap (South Africa) 1st listed MRC Blue Diamond Preview (c&g) 2nd Gr2 Pago Pago Stakes 3rd Gr2 MVRC Bill Stutt Stakes 1st listed SAJC Oaklands Plate 1st listed Fairview Breeders Guineas (South Africa) 1st listed NSW Tatt s RC Tattersalls Club Cup 2nd Gr2 AJC Villiers Stakes 1st listed Hawkesbury Guineas 2nd Gr3 Santa Anita Morvich Handicap listed Fairplex Aprisa Handicap (USA & Australia) 1st Gr2 STC Magic Night Stakes 2nd listed VRC Seppelt Wines Sprint Handicap 1st Gr2 ATC Reisling Stakes 2nd Gr2 ATC Silver Slipper Stakes listed ATC Widden Stakes 3rd Gr1 ATC Golden Slipper 2nd listed Scottsville Kwazulu-Natal Stakes 3rd Gr3 Kenilworth Southern Cross Stakes (South Africa) 3rd listed VRC Streets Ice Cream Stakes (AUS) 2004 Bay Colt 2006 Magic Million Winter Yearling Sale Ambers Halo (AUS) 2007 Bay Filly 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Danendri Lady Giselle (AUS) 2003 Bay Filly 2005 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale (AUS) 1991 Grey Colt 1993 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale (PI - then purchased privately) Banc de Fortune Baryshnikov Galileo Kenmare A 275 000 A 100 000 Beauty School Belle Grise Cecconi Custard dancing Penny dante s Paradiso de Valmont downhill racer elite Falls First Burst Fortune of war Royal Academy Kenmarew Salamore Danzabelle (AUS) 2004 Bay Br Filly 2006 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale A 165 000 Encosta de Lago Tonicity Lonhro Danske Danske Dehere Danehill Dancer (AUS) 1994 Grey 1996 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Filly (PI - then purchased priv.) (AUS) 2004 Bay Colt 2006 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale A 460 000 A 250 000 A 20 000 NZ 50 000 A 50 000 A 300 000 A 300 000 A 450 000 A 180 000 A 155 000 Serene Look (AUS) 2006 Bay Filly 2008 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale (AUS) 2004 Bay Filly 2007 Magic Million Winter Yearling Sale Lady Genesis (NZ) 2000 Chestnut 2002 NZ Bloodstock Premier Colt Yearling Sale Matchmaking (AUS) 1997 1999 Inglis Melbourne Premier Chestnut Colt Yearling Sale Trick Ski Kwatcha (AUS) 2004 2006 Magic Millions Premier Chestnut Filly Yearling Sale More Than Ready Niagara Falls (AUS) 2008 Bay Filly 2010 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Danehill General Nediym Burst (AUS) 1996 Bay Filly 1998 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale 2010 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale 2009 Magic Millions Winter Weanling Sale 2009 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale 2006 Magic Million Winter Yearling Sale Pretty Penny (AUS) 2008 Chestnut Filly Gimmethegreenlight More Than Ready Yes She Can (AUS) 2008 Bay Cancan Br Colt Halekulani Encosta de Lago Flying Spice (AUS) 2007 Chestnut Colt Hill of Fire Danehill Dancer La Linotte (AUS) 2004 Bay Filly Hips don t lie Stravinsky Procure (NZ) 2005 Bay Filly 2007 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale (AUS) 2006 Bay Filly 2008 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale indian ocean Jennifer ann Joie de Grise Danehill Dancer Flying Spur Kenmare Dashkova Expozay (AUS) 2003 Bay Filly 2005 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale Joie de Vivre (AUS) 1994 Grey 1996 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Filly 1st listed Kenilworth Betting World Somerset 3rd Gr1 Greyville Premier s Champion Stakes A 375 000 2nd listed STC Heritage Stakes 3rd Gr2 AJC Stan Fox Stakes listed ATC Eskimo Prince Stakes A 40 000 1st listed Fairview East Cape Paddock Stakes 2nd listed Arlington Jockey Club Stakes 3rd listed Fairview East Cape Breeders Stakes (South Africa) NZ 200 000 1st Gr2 STC Reisling Stakes listed VRC Ottawa Stakes listed VRC Talindert Stakes 2nd Gr2 STC Silver Slipper Stakes 3rd listed MRC Quezette Stakes A 150 000 1st Gr2 STC Magic Night Stakes 3rd listed VRC Desirable Stakes A 90 000 3rd listed GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic A 140 000 1st Gr1 South African Fillies Sprint Stakes x 2 Gr2 Kenilworth Sceptre Stakes x 2 Gr3 Greyville Poinsettia Stakes listed Milnerton Prix du Cap 2nd Gr3 Durbanville Diana Stakes 3rd Gr3 Kenilworth Diana Stakes Gr3 Kenilworth Southern Cross Stakes - Jt Champion 3Yo filly in South africa in 1998 1st Gr1 AJC Australian Oaks Gr2 STC Queen of the Turf Stakes 2nd Gr1 STC Ansett Australia Stakes listed Murrumbidgee TC Wagga Gold Cup 3rd Gr3 AJC Emancipation Stakes 3rd listed QTC Sir Douglas Wadley Handicap Kenbelle Kenmare Gilt Kingdom (AUS) 1992 Bay Filly 1994 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale A 18 000 lagerphone laisserfaire Fastnet Rock Danehill Speaker (AUS) 2006 Bay Filly 2008 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale A 375 000 A 575 000 Procrastinate (AUS) 1996 Bay Filly 1998 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale light Brigade 30 Redoute s Choice Winning Belle (AUS) 2007 Bay Colt 2009 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale 1st Gr1 South African Fillies Sprint x 2 1st Gr1 Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship x 2 1st Gr1 TC Computaform Sprint 2nd listed Kenilworth Ascot Fillies Nursery Stakes listed Kenilworth Prix du Cap 3rd Gr2 Kenilworth Merchant s S (South Africa) - Champion 4Yo female sprinter in South africa in 01 & 02 A 1 400 000 3rd Gr1 ATC Royal Randwick Guineas P e rforming Purchase s Horse lisson Grove Macedonian Martree Sire Dehere Zabeel Marscay dam Stats Sale Price A 350 000 Best Performance(s) 1st listed SAJC Dermody Stakes London Lights (AUS) 2004 Bay 2006 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Br Filly Society Walk (NZ) 2005 Bay Colt 2007 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale Tree Of Life (AUS) 1996 Bay Colt 1999 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale NZ 360 000 3rd Gr2 SAJC Adelaide Cup A 330 000 1st Gr3 Illawarra 2YO Classic 2nd listed AJC Breeders Plate listed Hawkesbury Guineas 3rd Gr2 STC Silver Slipper Stakes listed Gosford Guineas 2nd listed Kenilworth Summer Juvenile Stakes 3rd Gr2 Scottsville Strelitzia Stakes (South Africa) Maureen de lago Montelimar nothing But Silk ocean of Time one world ozzy Moon Patpong Petite dane Piccadilly Circus Encosta de Lago Seeking A Way Fusaichi Pegasus Allez France Belong To Me Refuse To Bend Danehill Polish Patriot Royal Academy Danehill Royal Academy Silkie Lady Illustria Prawn Cocktail (AUS) 2007 Bay Filly 2009 Magic Million Winter Yearling Sale (PI - then purchased privately) (AUS) 2005 2007 NZ Bloodstock Premier Chestnut Filly Yearling Sale (AUS) 1999 Bay Filly 2001 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale (AUS) 2006 Chestnut Filly 2007 Magic Million Winter Yearling Sale A 50 000 NZ 330 000 3rd listed SAJC South Australia Stakes A 150 000 A 10 000 A 500 000 A 40 000 A 18 000 1st Gr2 Kenilworth Sceptre Stakes Gr3 Kenilworth Southern Cross Stakes (South Africa) 1st listed Kenilworth Ladies Mile 2nd listed Kenilworth Stormsvlei Winter Filles Mile listed Fairview Lady s Bracelet (South Africa) 1st Gr3 VRC Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes listed SAJC Fulham Park Plate 3rd Gr3 MRC Blue Diamond Preview 1st Gr3 Greyville Poinsettia Stakes 2nd Gr3 Greyville Azalea F&M Handicap (South Africa) 1st Gr2 MRC Schillaci Stakes 2nd Gr2 QTC Cup (AUS) 2001 Bay Filly 2003 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Brushing Kiss (AUS) 1994 Bay Filly 1996 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Rouquin Salamore Gatana (AUS) 1999 2002 Inglis Breeze-Up Sale Chestnut Filly (AUS) 1996 Bay Filly 1998 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale (AUS) 1995 Bay Filly 1997 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale rarotonga Treaty Geiger Counter Paris Interlude (AUS) 1994 Chestnut Colt 1996 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale rock of Fortune roczinta rose Gypsy russian Caravan Sailing To rio Soweto Slew Stripper Sydney s Joy Unearthly Vetriano Virage de Fortune Fastnet Rock Fortunata (AUS) 2007 Bay Filly 2009 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale NZ 230 000 1st listed Kenilworth Ascot Fillies Nursery Stakes 3rd Gr3 Kenilworth Champagne Stakes (South Africa) A 180 000 1st Gr3 VATC Blue Diamond Prelude listed VATC Debutante Stakes 2nd Gr3 VATC Blue Diamond Preview listed MVRC William Crockett Stakes 3rd Gr1 VATC Blue Diamond Stakes Gr2 VRC Maribyrnong Plate A 60 000 1st Gr1 Greyville Premier s Champion Stakes listed Scottsville Kwazulu-Natal Handicap 2nd Gr1 South African Nursery Plate Gr1 South African Guineas Gr3 Vaal Premier s Handicap (South Africa) - Champion 2Yo colt in South africa in 1997 A 280 000 3rd listed MRC Chairman s Stakes NZ 50 000 Rock Of Gibraltar Zazinta Rory s Jester Dehere Woodman Oratorio IRE Danehill Dancer Royal Academy Zabeel Danehill Anabaa (AUS) 2008 Bay Filly 2002 NZ Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale Chamoix (AUS) 2001 2003 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Chestnut Filly Serene Look (AUS) 1998 2000 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Chestnut Filly Money Thinks (AUS) 200 Bay Filly 2002 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale (AUS) 2008 Bay Colt Rose a Slew Miss Charmer (AUS) 2005 Bay Br Filly Sydney s (AUS) 1997 Bay Filly Dream Snippets (NZ) 2000 Bay Filly Crown La Veine (AUS) 2001 Bay Colt Virage (AUS) 2002 Grey Filly Von Costa de Hero Encosta de Lago Piavonic (AUS) 2005 Bay Colt woodala wookah Zubizaretta Woodman Darmala (AUS) 2000 Bay Filly 3rd listed Kenilworth Winter Juvenile Stakes (South Africa) A 130 000 2nd Gr2 Kenilworth Fillies Championship Stakes (South Africa) A 175 000 1st listed SAJC Stuart Crystal Stakes listed SAJC Cinderella Stakes A 145 000 2nd Gr1 Kenilworth Paddock Stakes Gr3 Clairwood Poinsettia Stakes x 2 3rd listed Kenilworth Victress Stakes (South Africa) 2010 Inglis Melbourne Premier A 80 000 2nd Gr3 Clairwood Godolphin Barb Stakes listed Yearling Sale Kenilworth Summer Juvenile Stakes 2006 Inglis Australian Select A 115 000 1st Gr3 AJC Sweet Embrace Stakes 2nd Gr2 STC Weanling Sale Golden Rose Stakes listed AJC Widden Stakes 1999 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale A 230 000 3rd Gr3 Kenilworth Southern Cross Stakes (South Africa) 2002 NZ Bloodstock Premier NZ 360 000 1st Gr1 AJC Flight Stakes Gr2 NSW Tatt s RC Yearling Sale Chelmsford Stakes 2nd Gr2 STC Tea Rose Stakes 2003 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale A 50 000 1st Gr3 Arlington (SAF) East Cape Derby 3rd Gr3 Kenilworth Winter Guineas listed Clairwood Thukela Handicap (South Africa) 2004 Magic Millions Premier Sale A 70 000 1st Gr1 MVRC William Reid Gr1 QTC Sires Produce Stakes Gr2 MVRC Schweppes Stakes Gr3 BTC Champagne Classic 2nd Gr1 MRC Oakleigh Plate Gr2 MVRC Norman Carlyon Stakes 3rd Gr1 AJC TJ Smith Stakes - Jt Top filly on The 2005-06 australasian 3Yo Classification 2007 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale A 1 200 000 1st Gr2 VRC Sires Produce 2nd Gr1 STC Golden Slipper Gr1 VRC Australian Guineas 3rd Gr1 MRC Caulfield Guineas Gr2 MVRC Norman Carlyon Stakes Gr3 MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2002 Inglis Easter Yearling Sales A 140 000 2nd listed WATC Ascot Gold Cup 3rd Gr1 SAJC Sires Produce Stakes 2nd listed VRC Super Impose Stakes 2nd listed Kalgoorlie Boulder RC Kalgoorlie Cup Encosta de Lago High Heels Galileo Cheeky Veronica (AUS) 2005 Bay 2007 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale A 800 000 Br Colt (AUS) 2004 Bay Colt 2006 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale A 57 500 31 Dual Gr1-winning 70 000 purchase Virage de Fortune James Bester s statistics total horses Purchased (from aust & nZ sales) of racing age total stakes Performers (and %) highest Price lowest Price average Price total sPent Action is truly paramount in the northern hemisphere where horses race less often under less demanding conditions is his observation. It s (racing in the northern hemisphere) not as tough as the war of attrition here they re not being spun around a racecourse three times a week flat out in training and racing every two weeks or even backing up a week later. And so you can get away in Europe with a horse that s lighter framed and here I m referring to the Sadler s Wells line [sires like] Montjeu and Galileo those horses who are absolutely dominating European racing because they have the class and the action and they are beautiful movers. They have the cardiovascular capacity required. The flip side according to Bester is that some of them may lack for Australian conditions the real physique robustness of physique which is the muscle the bone the ability to withstand our training conditions firstly before they even get to the races and then the tightness of our tracks in circles where it s all hustle and bustle. That s in contrast with Europe where class and a beautiful smooth action and good cardiovascular capacity might win you a good race. But here in Australia you might never get to use those attributes because of the training tracks the demands of the daily training of jumping out of the stalls with 18 others on a tight little track where the racing is tight. They re bumping into each other so soundness comes into it a lot more. Be that as it may Those principles still apply. A horse still to be 207 54 (26%) 2 000 000 750 194 915 40 347 500 the best in the world needs to move like a panther. It must move beautifully. Harking back to Australian conditions Bester s requirements are quite specific. To withstand the rigours of our racing you need forearm gaskins hindquarter shoulder depth of girth spring of rib. You need a strong robust horse. Culling The Catalogue At the sales Bester looks for a combination of physique and action however balances that with using pedigree as a guide. He says Taking that to a ridiculous extreme if you come in with a Standardbred you re not going to win anything no matter what it looks like. So yes pedigree counts but those stallions that got to stud would not have achieved that had they not possessed physique action a bit of pedigree themselves. US training legend D. Wayne Lukas is famous for dispensing with catalogues when studying yearlings at the leading sales as there s an expectation that without a serious pedigree they wouldn t have been included in the sale. That s all good and well however When you re faced with 500 yearlings at the Easter Sale and know that 400 of those 500 aren t going to pay their way on the racetrack admits Bester you have to be pretty bloody careful. So I tend to narrow it down entirely on physique initially to about 50 75 just 10-15% of the whole catalogue I find is generally what happens. No matter what industry one is in it pays to do your homework. Referring to the importance of assessing horses before they get to 32 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Elite Falls Gr2winner & 3rd in the Golden Slipper sales Bester states I think its very important to go around the farms about 6 weeks before the sales to see the yearlings in their natural environment. At the sales they can be hyped up by then they re pumped up to the gills with feed and exercise. So as soon as the farms will allow me I like to travel around and see as many properties generally just NSW as I can. And then to see them 6 weeks later at the sale will give you an idea of whether they have come through that preparation on an upward plane. Horses that are battling to cope with a yearling preparation are not going to cope with a racehorse preparation so thirds down the leg (from the shoulder to the hoof) to be made up of two thirds forearm and a third to be made up of cannon bone. I want a good deep girth but more importantly a good spring of rib and a good barrel on the horse. I don t want a slabby-sided horse I want really good spring to its rib. Non-Negotiable you have To seT limiTs. you wriTe down whaT ThaT horse is worTh you Then decide whaT you wanT To pay for iT Then you go inTo The ring double ThaT price and keep bidding unTil you geT iT. the horse which has flourished through its preparation and I can see has improved as the intensity of that preparation has increased is the sort of horse which will appeal to me. Structural physique aside Bester is big on other aesthetics. I love a great head on a horse I want a good big honest eye I want a big nostril. A lot of people go past this but I don t want a little nostril for a horse. I want soup plates for nostrils and great jowls great cheekbones great intermandibular width. That s when you put your fist under the jaw and feel for the space between the bones of the jaw the wider the better though I ll forgive the horse if it doesn t have this but has everything else. I like presence and a certain look in the eye. I love a good sloping shoulder on a horse and I mean a really good sloping shoulder. Sprinters can get by with a slightly straight shoulder but for stayers I have to have a 45 degree angle. Then I want a really good strong forearm but more importantly I want a good ratio of forearm to cannon bone. Proportion is crucial to Bester s way of thinking. I don t want that knee half way up the leg I want it ideally two For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com According to Bester the length of the pelvis is the single most important characteristic in a horse. The big thing for me is the length from what most people call the point of the hip to behind the tail or underneath the tail. I want length from the hip to hock so that I get a deep hindquarter and a long gaskin. The gaskin is to be strong and long all leading back again to a shortish cannon below the hock. Bester says When a horse reaches his hind leg underneath him it grabs the ground and thrusts - the leverage. And as a consequence The power the strength all comes from the gaskin so I don t just want a big bulging gaskin I want length through it. He explains It s the same as if you re trying to lift a boulder with a crow bar. The more length you have the further you get back along a crow bar to apply the pressure the easier that boulder lifts if you go up close to it it s harder. The science is simple he declares. When you have length through the forearm that reaches grabs thrusts and propels and through the gaskin you re going to get power and thrust and therefore speed. I ve noticed with cheetahs - the fastest animal on the planet that they have the longest forearms and the longest gaskins and that great length through the pelvis that I m talking about. They are all forearms and that s why they re as fast as they are While taking all the above athletic requirements into consideration Bester says he obviously doesn t want the horse totally toed in toed out offset or bandy legged. On the subject of radiographs Bester remarks I don t get hung up on them. We bought horses for years without them and didn t have too many accidents because generally when a horse moves beautifully and looks good its not going to be hiding too many structural faults. He does however take veterinary advice especially on cysts and 33 PLayiNg THe PeRCeNTageS (CoNT) ents have budgets but on any given horse assuming it has passed all of my criteria this could be an address changing horse. [Coolmore supremo] John Magnier always said The right horse will change your address. But Bester concedes I guess the wrong horse can change your address to if you overpay for it. A really good horse can take you all the way from the basement to the penthouse so there s no point in stopping for 10 000 or 20 000 once you are up at the 500 000 mark. But of course there is no point in everybody having that view because the horse becomes ridiculously over priced so you have to at some point get a feeling that okay it s no longer worth the risk. Studs Von Costa de Hero - Gr2-winner & Golden Slipper runner-up OCDs noting that if a horse moves in a suspicious manner it may be carrying an OCD or a cyst or something and his movement is what alerts you. Having narrowed a catalogue down to his optimal figure of 50-75 yearlings Bester then sits down and analyses their pedigrees. Those 50 or 75 are ALL athletes they ALL look like Group 1 winners. Physically I can see no reason why any of them wouldn t end up in the Golden Slipper or the Caulfield Guineas or the Melbourne Cup or the Victoria Derby or whatever I m looking for. At that point I ll say Right the pedigree page is going to play a part in my final selection . Bester says that more and more he is putting emphasis on where he purchases horses. Through bitter experience I have in the past bought horses from studs that year after year have sold top priced horses that are good looking but that have failed to deliver. I have developed my own favourite vendors and those that I wouldn t go near ever again. Main clients Height The greatest horses in history Hyperion Northern Dancer Danzig Star Kingdom Blushing Groom Nureyev a lot of those Northern Dancer horses in particular were small. Considered too small to make the grade when they were bought or sold as yearlings they became the best in the world... they broke records declares Bester. So I do realise that a small horse can perform at the highest level and be as good as anything. I don t like a horse that is overly big or overly small. Ideally I like 16 16.1hh but I won t reject a horse on size if it has everything else going for it. There is a difference between a small and a small athletic horse. Racing To Win was a small horse but I bet you he s the best horse John O Shea has ever trained. You will find almost any trainer could say to you that one of the best horses they had ever trained was or might have been considered a little bit too small to start with. For example Yosei is tiny she couldn t be any bigger than 15.2 yet she s won 3 Group 1s now the Sires Produce The Guineas and the Tiara It s really irrelevant if they have what it takes because we are talking about two inches in height between a small horse and a normal sized horse. It s more about length of stride. Bester s major clients are currently Coolmore Ananda Krishnan (Kia Ora) Kevin Maloney (Segenhoe) and South Africa s Sabine Plattner. He comments I can only have a limited number of clients at sales I m buying at the top end of the market and generally people want the same sort of animal. I m not buying hundreds of horses as syndicators do to fill up syndicates at cheaper prices so I have to be quite selective. I don t want conflicts of interest. It s as much as I can do already to fill the orders that those different clients have so when choosing a client for a sale I have to say Well okay this client wants predominantly staying colts that will become geldings that don t have to be stallion prospects. That s great - I can fill those orders - and then another client might want stallion prospects so that s fine those two don t clash. It s a balancing act. Of course I have bought my share of duds admits Bester. After the great successes of Virage de Fortune Von Costa de Hero Downhill Racer Beauty School and Cecconi that I selected for Tim Hughes and his group we went to the sales one year to try and buy a bunch of colts. We spent 750 000 on a big Encosta de Lago colt that we named Eight Under out of a very good mare. He was absolutely useless - totally and completely useless. This horse was probably a bit too big. I thought he was athletic enough but once he had gone 6 months to a year down the track he was an elephant and just too big he d have made a great prop forward at rugby but he wasn t an athlete. We paid a similar amount for a horse called Wookah who was an Encosta de Lago half-brother to Desert War. He ran 3rd in the Sires Produce then in the Derby finished fifth after over-racing. He looked like a top horse early on but just never lived up to his potential he was gelded and it didn t help. Those were two notable failures for that same group. Luckily we had had such great success and made so much good money along the way that it was easily absorbed but those would be my two biggest failures. According to Bester he will never buy a horse that lacks pelvic length no matter how beautiful the horse and neither would he ever buy a horse that lacks quality. Despite his imposing strike rate 26% stakes-performers to purchases Bester concedes he s still on a learning curve. You learn along the way. I m learning more every day the longer you have been in this industry the more you realise how little you know I m constantly trying to refine techniques and learn from h my mistakes. Duds Value Bester suggests that buying horses is a refinement process a culling process. Then you go in and you bid he says which is an interesting part of the process because some people set limits on what they will pay for their desired horse. I don t think you can say Well this horse is worth 100 000 but he s not worth 110 000 but of course there comes the straw that breaks the camel s back. He quotes Demi O Byrne s humorous take on setting limits. You have to set limits. You write down what that horse is worth you decide what you want to pay for it. Then you go into the ring double that price and keep bidding until you get it Despite that tongue-in-cheek quip Bester comments Your cli- 34 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com USED AND RECOMMENDED BY LEADING THOROUGHBRED FARMS SAFEST FENCING THE N The strongest and most durable fence construction for horses N Heavily galvanzied for long life N Quickly and easily erected N Low maintenance N Be confident in the knowledge your valuable bloodstock is not only secure but also safe from predators N Diamond Mesh fencing construction is safe strong and flexible it does not rust or break nor sag or roll up at the bottom N What price will you pay for the world s best and proven safest fencing for horses that will reduce your vet bill and last a lifetime DIAMNND MESH H O R S E F E N C I N G Sole agent for Australia New Zealand and SE Asia Ph 1300 308 186 Mob 043 976 1247 www.diamondmesh.com.au c lour o Blind Pedigree analyst Jane Henning assesses the impact of coat colour on performance. any assumptions are made about an unraced horse s likely ability based on the colour of its coat. We have all heard such comments as I would only buy a bay Flying Spur or before Lion Hunter raced There s never been a good grey by Danehill The perception that a sire produces more stakes-winners of one colour than another can be true but what seems to be overlooked is that some stallions produce more of one colour than others. This can give a distorted view of the ability of their offspring. M Can Colour Affect Racing Ability Grey is not a colour it is a factor which overrides the oriGinal colour... Bradbury s Luck throws 50% greys... We are lucky in the thoroughbred industry to have access to all manner of statistics and records. It is not too difficult to gather data to assess any theory. While any geneticist can tell you that there is no correlation between coat colour and athletic ability we will let the figures do the talking. There are two main genetic categories for colour chestnut and bay. For the purposes of this article the term bay will cover bay brown and black the latter being variations of the bay gene. Grey is not a colour it is a factor which overrides the original colour. Grey horses are born either chestnut or bay and its variations. Each horse carries two genes for colour. The bay gene is dominant to the chestnut gene so if a horse has at least one bay gene he will be bay. Having two genes for different colours is termed being heterozygous for colour. In the case of the bay stallion Flying Spur for instance a look at the colour of the last 8 years of his Australian bred progeny of racing age reveals that 74% of them are bay and 24.5% are chestnut the remaining 1.5% being grey. This confirms that he is a heterozygous bay. Compare these facts with his current list on the Australian Stud Book of 76 stakes winners in the Southern Hemisphere and there is a direct correlation. 71% of those stakes winners are bay while the remainder are chestnut (25%) and grey (4%). As the greys start out life as either bays or chestnuts they can distort the figures a little. Have a look at the pie graphs for three stallions (Flying Spur Commands and General Nediym) with different colour genetics and compare their ratios of stakeswinners compared to ratios of colour produced. In each case the ratio of stakes-winners nearly mirrors the ratio of colours. 36 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com commands colour ratios Crop Year No of foals Bay br Chestnut Grey commands stakes winner ratios (sh) 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 TOTALS RATIOS 102 120 118 126 111 142 160 117 996 100% No. of SWs 100 116 116 123 106 140 157 116 974 97.5% Bay br nil nil nil nil nil nil nil nil nil nil Chestnut 2 4 2 3 5 2 3 1 22 2.5% Grey 35 RATIOS 100% 33 95% nil nil 2 5% flying spur colour ratios Crop Year No of foals Bay br Chestnut Grey flying spur stakes winner ratios (sh) 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 TOTALS RATIOS 144 148 90 66 106 129 157 131 971 100% No. of SWs 110 110 59 53 77 96 122 91 718 74.0% Bay br 32 34 30 13 27 29 32 39 236 24.5% Chestnut 2 4 1 nil 2 4 3 1 17 1.5% Grey 76 RATIOS 100% 54 71% 19 25% 3 4% General nediym colour ratios Crop Year No of foals Bay br Chestnut Grey 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 TOTALS RATIOS 65 65 120 136 136 108 115 83 828 100% No. of SWs 26 29 50 65 67 57 51 45 390 47.0% Bay br 38 33 68 69 67 50 64 36 425 51.5% Chestnut 1 3 2 2 2 1 nil 2 13 1.5% Grey General nediym stakes winner ratios (sh) 32 RATIOS 100% 15 48% 17 52% nil 0% For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 37 COLOuR BLIND (CONT) EXAMPLES OF THE VARIATIONS IN COLOuR GENES HOMOZYGOuS BAYS Can t Throw A Chestnut Danehill Redoute sChoice FastnetRock BelEsprit Lonhro Domesday HighChaparral Zabeel Commands ChargeForward HETEROZYGOuS BAYS Can Throw Chestnuts To Heterozygous Bays & Chestnuts DanehillDancer ElusiveQuality EncostaDeLago ExceedAndExcel FlyingSpur MoreThanReady Mossman NotASingleDoubt Snitzel StreetCry TestaRossa CHESTNuTS Throw Approx 50% Chestnuts To Heterozygous Bays 0% To Homozygous Bays & 100% Chestnuts To Chestnuts Choisir GeneralNediym Hussonet JetSpur MagicAlbert ShowAHeart Starcraft Starspangledbanner HETEROZYGOuS GREYING FACTOR Throw Approx 50% Greys To Any Colour Mare AussieRules Bradbury sLuck DashForCash Ferocity GreySwallow Kenmare Kenvain LionHunter HOMOZYGOuS GREYING FACTOR Throw 100% greys to any colour mare Raffindale Verglas PHOTO MarTin King any Geneticist can tell you that there is no correlation between coat colour and athletic ability... Does This Mean That Homozygous Bay Stallions Are Also More Dominant In Producing Winners No there is no evidence that the inheritance of colour is associated with racing ability. Although there are some champion homozygous bay stallions such as Danehill Sadler s Wells and Zabeel there are also plenty of highly successful stallions which are heterozygous bays such as Nureyev Storm Cat and Encosta de Lago. Where Do Greys Fit In Charge Forward can t throw a chestnut... Being recessive to the bay gene it takes two chestnut genes to produce a horse with a chestnut coat. The reason why some bay stallions don t produce chestnut foals is that they haven t got a chestnut gene to match up with the chestnut gene in a mare necessary to produce the chestnut coat colouration. Having two genes for the same colour is termed being homozygous for that trait. A chestnut horse has two chestnut genes. When he is mated with a chestnut mare he will always produce a chestnut. Over a bay mare he either has a 50% chance of producing a bay (if she has a recessive chestnut gene which she contributes heterozygous) or a 100% chance of producing a bay (if she has two bay genes homozygous). So unless a chestnut stallion is only mated with chestnut mares he will always have a percentage of bay progeny. Why Is It That Some Stallions Don t Produce Chestnut Foals Grey is not the product of a colour gene. The unborn foal will have inherited two colour genes and will be born the colour that this determines. If it also inherits a greying factor from at least one parent its actual colour will fade out to be replaced by grey hair. If inherited the greying factor completely dominates colour even for homozygous bays. Like the colour genes a horse can be heterozygous greying factor (ie have one greying factor affected gene and one normal colour gene) or homozygous greying factor (both genes affected by the greying factor). A heterozygous greying factor mare or stallion will have approximately 50% grey progeny while a homozygous greying factor will have 100% grey progeny. Verglas was a rare example of a sire homozygous for the greying factor having inherited the factor from his two grey parents. As most greys are heterozygous greying factor non-grey stallions will generally produce grey foals to about 50% of the (heterozygous) grey mares they serve. Lion Hunter was heterozygous for the greying factor his sire Danehill being a bay. Underneath that he was also a heterozygous bay which meant that around 50% of his progeny were grey roughly 37.5% were bays and 12.5% were chestnuts. The same is true for Grey Swallow. Dash For Cash and Murtajill on the other hand are grey stallions who are also homozygous bay. Approximately 50% of their progeny are grey and the other half are bay (no chestnuts). Selection of racehorses is a very difficult task. 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This is despite simultaneously acknowledging that breeding should be used as a guide only as a horse s pedigree does not necessarily transcend to a horse s individual characteristics. With this in mind we have implemented a fresh and unique approach by assessing the conformation traits of a number of noted wet trackers with the intention of identifying their unique characteristics in a bid to shed light on forecasting this mysterious ability. In this article we reveal these traits and further analyze existing wet track theory. The research identified a number of traits including the three which are highlighted below. 1. A longer humerus bone. (arm - measured from the elbow to shoulder points) 2. Shorter fore and rear cannons. 3. A longer body type The long body Type s smooThing effecT on a horse s acTion can be likened To a car wiTh a long wheel base which Tends To even ouT The bumps... 40 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com no Technical meThod is ever likely To be successful as a defining forecasTer of a horse s weT Track abiliTy... The results should be considered primarily as theory and food for thought rather than being conclusive. That said each of the varied traits produced common benefits being stride strength and consistency increased strength and balance or stability. Let s look at the traits in turn and explore the possible reasoning of why they may successfully counter a rain-affected surface. er to the ground and tends to produce a daisy-cutter action which again adds strength and stability to the stride through the surface. Longer Overall Body Longer Humerus Bone The longer arm was the most significant finding having the largest variation from horses that prefer dry tracks. In theory the longer arm provides added suspension as the upper body lowers during the stance phase of a gallop. This may reduce the hooves impact into the yielding turf and provide a stronger and smoother action. These factors may collaborate to increase stability whereas in contrast the shorter arm may contribute to a choppier and inconsistent action decreasing stability. The longer arm also allows increased lateral flexibility. The scope for lateral movement may be of benefit in aiding stability balance and confidence while galloping at speed on top of a slippery racing surface. It may also be argued that the longer arm by levering provides the horse additional strength to effectively recoil its forelimbs out from what can be a sticky surface. A longer overall proportioned body type can provide the racehorse with a lower profile and stronger galloping action. This is a result of greater distance between its fore and hind legs or the underline. The long body type s smoothing effect on a horse s action can be likened to a car with a long wheel base which tends to even out the bumps providing its passengers with a smoother ride. Commonsense also dictates that the long wheel base affect via its larger base of support may provide the horse further stability and confidence on rainaffected going. Muscle Fibre Contraction Shorter Cannons A horse s shorter cannons encourage a low profile and strong action. This is a result of the shorter cannons leaving its knees placed low- For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Muscle contraction (and relaxation) provides not only power but czoordination and stability. Muscle contraction also helps keep the body upright and balanced during both static and active motion. In basic terms for active movements that require additional strength and speed the greater number of muscle fibres that contract (and the further and faster they contract) the more powerful the effect. A racehorse may only have so much scope to contract a certain amount of muscle fibres. It stands to reason that if the racehorse is forced to use a high proportion of muscle fibres to aid balance and stability through the less powerful static contraction it may be left with less (by proportion) to provide raw power and ultimately gal 41 wet track theory (cont) INTERNATIONAL RACING UK Racing It is generally accepted that a wet track is likely to affect a racehorse during its acceleration phase as the hoofs abruptly dig into the turf generating extra force in a bid to pick up speed. Therefore this explains why rain-affected going results in a one-paced affect. As such it is generally considered that the brilliant type rather than the one-paced type all being equal may have more pace to lose under rain affected conditions. It may be significantly related that highly successful horses from the UK that race almost exclusively on tracks with further give have a reputation as being one-paced in Australia on our comparatively harder and faster racing surface. This may be due to the leading UK types possessing strength and dour oriented traits partly at the exclusion of significant speed acceleration. These traits may also be preferred under UK racing conditions that includes uneven terrain pacemakers poor weather racing wide and without cover etc which can drain the horse of energy and particularly acceleration. This certainly should not be inferred as UK horses being inferior to Australian horses rather perhaps that the UK s most successful horses may be slightly varied in type to those ideally suited under Australian racing conditions. Dirt Verses Turf loping speed. Therefore the racehorse that naturally possesses superior stability and balance from alternative traits like a wide base of support via its bone structure may in turn be likely to effectively possess a greater portion of muscle fibres that can be solely dedicated to galloping speed. Due to the slower nature of American dirt track racing the yielding surface of which allows a stable but deep penetration it has been suggested that dirt and rain affected turf may require similar characteristics. Indeed dirt racers have a reputation of having shorter cannons than their turf counterparts. Therefore the strength that shorter cannons add to a stride may correspond with both rainaffected and dirt racing. Mentality Further Contradictions and Myths The racehorse s mentality or thought process may also subconsciously send out signals to the muscle fibres to place a greater emphasis on safety and stability rather than speed under testing conditions. In the wild this would naturally keep the horse working within safe parameters as any limb injury may leave it at the mercy of predators as its designed to flee to evade capture. This again may effectively leave a lowered amount (by proportion) of muscle fibres dedicated to raw power and a resultant slower galloping speed. As mentality traits can be inherited to an extent this may also explain why some breeds regardless of type are known to either excel or flop on rain-affected going. It stands to reason that the mentality factor may also be of significance in horses that have had negative previous experiences such as falling or slipping on rain-affected surfaces whether it is during their upbringing or on the track. Hoof size. Both large and small hoof sizes have at times both been put forward as collating to wet track form. To a degree this may be explained by considering the two basic types of rain-affected tracks. 1. The water soaks deep and leaves a deep and dour rather than a slippery surface. The large hooves may stop the limbs sinking too deep which means the horse can benefit from skimming over the surface reducing the dour effect of the track while the smaller-hoofed horse s hooves may be disadvantaged from sinking deep into the dour going. 2. The sealed and firm surface just under the top layer that leaves the water close to or on top of what becomes a slippery surface. The small hooves under these circumstances may benefit from quickly sinking and finding the firmer footing just under the surface while the larger hoofed horse may be disadvantaged from remaining closer to the top of the slippery surface. Implications Front and rear medial conformation views were not assessed although based on the above theory it may be reasonable to suggest that wider hips and particularly shoulders a shorter neck and added muscle mass may also add strength balance and increase the width of the base of support. As stability appears as a key the small stronger and better coordinated horse racing its preferred way of going may also be advantaged. High Action The horse with a high knee lift and lighter and faster limb action through the air may find it easier to lift its limbs out from a deep and dour surface. Although in contrast this same type may have trouble obtaining stability on the firmer track with a slippery surface or be strong enough to power through a deep and dour track. Sprinters & Stayers The wet track traits such as the long body type and shorter cannons are also typical traits of sprinters. This may go some way to explaining why some very good on-pace winter sprinters struggle against the top-liners during the dryer racing seasons. Commonsense dictates that opposing traits of those suggested above including the taller body type and longer cannons may infer a dry track preference. These are traits of the typical tall and lean long striding staying types which supports their reputation as being likely to be found wanting on shifting surfaces. No Definitive Method For Rating Wet Track Potential No technical method is ever likely to be successful as a defining forecaster of a horse s wet track ability as a horse s background thought process attitude and other indefinable factors will always play their part. Conformation traits of the racehorse can be used as an indicator of ability or preferences in much the same manner that good breeding indicates potential success but never guarantees it. 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The achievement followed on from Lope De Vega (Shamardal) capturing the Poule D Essai des Poulains and Prix Du Jockey Club last year. The connection between the Andre Fabre-trained duo was that both Chantilly-based horses were the result of buying and breeding decisions De Moubray made on behalf of Germany s Gestut Ammerland as manager of their breeding policy. De Moubray had purchased yearling filly Grey Lilas (Danehill) privately for 150 000 euros at the Agence Francaise 2002 August Deauville sales. As a 3YO she ran 2nd in the 2004 French Poule D Essai des Pouliches and third in the Prix de Diane. In 2007 she was mated with champion sire Galileo with the mating producing Golden Lilac. In this game it s necessary to understand when opportunities arise and not be afraid to back your judgement to improve brood mare quality declares De Moubray citing as an example 500 000 euros considered by some to be too much for Lady Vettori (Vettori) at the December 2005 Deauville breeding stock sales. I liked the mare s racecourse profile Ballyinch Stud and pedigree intending to breed her with 2005 Prix Du Jockey Club winner Shamardal he notes. The result was Lope De Vega winner of Chantilly s Gr1 Prix du Jockey Club (2100m) and Longchamp s Gr1 Poule d Essai des Poulains (1600m) who is making his southern hemisphere stud debut at Patinack Farm in 2011. The now 14YO Lady Vettorio (winner of the Gr3 Prix Calvados at Deauville as a juvenile) has to date produced four other winners of racing age - including Gr3 winning filly Bal de la Rose (Cadeaux Generaux) and promising 2YO colt by top German sire Monsun. There s a standing joke that does the rounds regarding successful bloodstock agents they re someone who got lucky twice. The reality for De Moubray is far removed from that flippancy. The 50-year-old Parisian resident who has two children has taken a road less travelled since first watching Lestor Piggott ride a treble at Goodwood racecourse as a 10-year-old with his mother. Who you know is often as important as what you know and De Moubray reveals As a teenager I used to handicap races with my brother for fun and at boarding school from 1975-79 befriended future top owner Robert Sangster and trainer William Haggis. After leaving university with a degree in American Literature I worked for E Lope de Vega Race Form preparing their form book and worked with Nigel Grey eventually selling Trainer s Record to the Racing Post in 1987 and becoming a tipster for the Sun Newspaper . Every bloodstock agent gets their start somewhere and for De Moubray he used his background experience of handicapping to good effect when trying his hand at buying yearlings a small way in the late 80s. Before doing that he spent a long time learning about the breeding industry and regularly attending sales at Newmarket in England. It took several years before I felt confident enough to start buying horses for clients comments De Moubray. It s an expensive business and any mistakes can cost clients dearly which is why I have always liked to work in partnership with clients - managing and giving advice on their breeding and buying operations on a long term basis rather than get involved in a one-off situation for short term gains. From 1987 I was buying horses and selling them on in a small way through setting up syndicates and also worked during this period with Italian owner Luciano Gaucci who won the Arc in 1988 with Tony Bin. But there is no college certificate in becoming a bloodstock agent and it s a profession that takes no prisoners if you make a series of wrong decisions or think it s a get-rich quick type of business. Nor is it a 9-5 job and it takes a long time and considerable hard work to become successful. Since 1991 bloodstock agents in France receive 5% commission of the buying price at the sales for clients. De Moubray points out Around 50 registered bloodstock agents operate in France. Globally bloodstock agents are particularly vulnerable especially if their sole remuneration is just based on commission fees alone and they don t have one major management contract with a leading owner or breeder. He moved to France as a base in 1991 believing mainland Europe offered more opportunities in this line of business lodging initially at the Haras Du Logis Saint Germain in Normandy where for the first eight years business just ticked over. Ironically give his domicile from 1994 De Moubray managed everything concerning stallions mating arrangements and yearlings for Christopher Wright owner of the Stratford Place Stud in Gloucester. For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 45 Another Gr1 for Lope de Vega Overall business increased dramatically for De Moubray after a brief discussion in 1998 with Dietrich Von Boetticher director of Gestut Ammerland stud in Germany when the pair exchanged phone numbers. A few weeks later he called me with a proposition to manage the Gestut Ammerland breeding operations and I jumped at the chance recalls De Moubray The first thing I did was to cut out waste and concentrate on quality including sending three of the stud s Monson black-type mares to Linamix (Mendez) at the Haras Du Val Henry in France. Early success of the partnership included Hurricane Run (Montjeu) finishing second to Shamardal in the 2005 Prix Du Jockey Club before being sold on to Coolmore in Ireland for a substantial sum and in October the same year easily winning the Gr1 Prix de L Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. For De Moubray value is critical in any bloodstock decisions but particularly in the yearling segment which for the first time buyer is generally their initial step. My interest is always for that of the client as any long term collaboration depends on his satisfaction. Crucial to a successful partnership is buying or selling bloodstock at the appropriate price and moment... According to De Moubray in France the prestigious August Arqana Deauville International yearling sales is generally a place to sell a horse rather than buy one. This is because the generous premiums added to prize money for French-bred horses winning open races makes the quality horses much more expensive to buy meaning the majority of them are obliged to run in French races. Instead notes De Moubray the October Arqana yearling sales offers a good selection of well bred yearlings and much more reasonable prices while at the September Baden Baden yearling sales in Germany quality is good and you can find real value. Last year I bought eight yearlings there for clients. Although the number of shuttle stallions to Australia has slowed in recent years for De Moubray s business there has been an increased involvement in syndicating stallions for breeding purposes particularly related to split six months annual stud duties in Northern and Southern Hemisphere countries. An example of that is Lope de Vega whose syndication saw Gestut Ammerland maintaining 14 shares with the other 86 shared between Ballylinch Stud ST Bloodstock and Patinack Farm. In his debut season at Ballyinch this year he covered more than 100 mares including 21 from Gestut Ammerland. Explaining why dual French Gr1 winner Lope De Vega ended up standing in Ireland instead of France De Mowbray says The problem is French owners and breeders are always looking for short term profits rather than thinking long term. This is further compounded by a lack of owners at home with foreign clients tending to dominate in France while the numbers of mares being bred to stallions here is too 46 low compared to international breeders. One French stud farm to buck that trend is Haras Du Logis Saint Germain in Normandy where Galileo s son Soldier of Fortune (third to Zarkava in the 2008 Arc De Triomphe and winner of the Irish Derby in 2007) took up stud duties in 2010 for a 8 000 Euros fee covering 120 mares in his first season. Soldier of Fortune is standing the southern hemisphere season at Chile s Haras Portha Pia near the capital Santiago in partnership with a number of other Chilean studs during the second half of this year. According to De Moubray This is a logical extension of the European breeding business that will see more and more European stallions going to the Southern Hemisphere countries for their breeding season. This is happening as owners look to maximise income and create increased buying interest at European sales from this region in This game iT s necessary To undersTand when opporTuniTies arise and noT be afraid To back your judgemenT To improve brood mare qualiTy... with racing becoming much more of a global product. De Moubray admits that being a bloodstock agent is a seven day a week year in year out job with December July being a crucial period for the European Breeding and racing season. It s a tense period for checking the stallions broodmares and foals around Europe for my clients concerning mating arrangements those going to future sales buying opportunities and the Spring and Summer Classic races in Europe to see if any of my clients horses have been successful. From August to December it s on the road visiting the Sales looking out for yearlings and breeding stock to improve clients portfolios. I get fed up with people but never with horses laughs De Moubray. The great thing about this business is to be one step ahead of the game looking for value in a yearling round the various barns at Keeneland perhaps finding a black-type winner for just 50 000 dollars from a pedigree that nobody else may have considered. It s a challenge that makes all the hard work put in worth it. His two major management contracts with Gestut Ammerland and Stratford Place Stud involves managing around 250 horses- representing 80% of his business. All things considered (and taking into consideration tough current market conditions) De Moubray says when he first started in France 20 years ago he would gladly have settled for where he is now. It s human nature for ambition to grow and talking to De Moubray on France s Bastille Day (July 14) he appears unlikely to rest on his h laurels as there are still other dreams to be realised. While Others Talk The Talk PROUD AUSTR LY ALIA MADE N EquineAuto Land Walkers WE HAVE BEEN REFINING OUR PRODUCT FOR OVER 25 YEARS TO BRING YOU THE MOST RELIABLE WALKERS AVAILABLE. 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Her 2006 Redoute s Choice colt was a 2.2 million Magic Millions graduate with another Redoute s Choice yearling fetching or all the hundreds of esteemed pedigrees that abound at our 625 000 in 2011 a price which would probably have been markedly leading sales there are a handful of matriarchal catalogue higher in any other year. Not to be outdone among Kew Gardens Last Tycoon daughters pages that really make one sit up and take note. Of course which ones make the cut as true silk department Mrs. Squillionaire produced ultra-consistent international sprinterare subjective at the best of times however if one digs beneath the pure miler Green Birdie who performed at Gr1 level in Hong Kong and Duliberal sprinkling of thick black type on a page one will find a spread of bai and whose career highlight came with victory in the prestigious Gr1 Singapore International Sprint. empirical data that suggests serious substance to a pedigree. While Kew Gardens also left another two stakes-performers in Ergo instead of one or two individual dams on the page commanding top dollar through the ring there are a good 4 or 5 females Rainbow Alley and Markane arguably her most talented runner was whose progeny are in demand. And that more than one-hit wonders Palia a multiple Gr1-performed mare whose progeny sold as recently is the true sign of a cluster family that is to the manor born . In es- as 2008 for 800 000 at Inglis Easter when Anthony Cummings pursence it s validation that while owners and trainers can t be certain chased her Red Ransom colt. It s not hard to understand why the yearling was in such demand. exactly where the rich seam lies they re pretty certain there s gold to The colt is a full-brother to Nathan Tinkler-owned Onemorenombe found somewhere close at hand. ore who is standing his second season at Vinery One family which buying sleuths seem to have the potential ingreditargeted for attention in recent years is that of Her 2006 redoute s Australia where he has all his own sire Red Ranents to be heir-apparent to French mare Kew Gardens and her daughters. CHoiCe Colt was som. A stakes-placed mare who won at 2 Kew GarOnemorenomore a half-brother to brilliant a 2.2 million easter dens victories in France and the US were over New Zealand juvenile and one-time early Gr1 1200m a penchant for sprinting that s been graduate... Golden Slipper favourite Dr Green was no slouch passed on down through her off-spring and as a 2YO himself. Placed in the Gr3 Silver Slipper theirs respectively. Almost without exception they show lots of early and then have the class to carry that speed Stakes he finished in the money in the Gr1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes (2nd leg of the Sydney 2YO Triple Crown) before unleashing a powover added ground as they mature. Kew Gardens is a half-sister to the dam of UK Gr1 sprint-winner erful finish to smash his rivals in the Gr1 Champagne Stakes over Piccolo (a proven sire under Australian conditions) and to the dam of Randwick s mile course. Impressively Onemorenomore trained on as a sophomore his international group performers Mykonos Crillon and Kalosca (herstandout run as a 3YO coming with a close-fought 3rd placing in the self dam of dual Gr1-winner Arravale). That s a great grounding for any future broodmare however it s in Gr1 George Main Stakes at headquarters before a cracking 2nd in Australia and New Zealand that Kew Gardens has gathered a strong the Gr3 Norman Robinson Stakes at Caulfield in what would prove following. Her crack group-quality sprinting son Just Awesome was a his penultimate run. Few families in the Stud Book are lucky enough to have one topsuperb sire getting an eye-popping 68 winners from just 84 runners among them 6 individual stakes-winners one of which was Gr1 ARC notch performer let alone the exciting cluster of runners that have matriarch Kew Gardens close-up in their pedigree. Railway Stakes winner Sound The Alarm. Ominously this is a is a story that is far from complete particularly Just Awesome s stakes-placed full-sister Lady Capel has carved a serious niche in her own right her offspring including Sydney Gr1 with two prominent sires in Casino Prince and Onemorenomore still h winner and Patinack Farm foundation sire Casino Prince (also Gr1- to have their first runners. By Gary Knowles 48 new BrooM SweepS Clean Editor Gary Knowles finds a new stud venture in NSW s Southern Highlands has old hands at the tiller. L et s face it when we think of stud farms it s natural for the mind s eye to conjure up visions of post and rail paddocks and rambling homesteads complemented by manicured lawns. Which is not to say Wattle Grove won t end up looking like an old Kentucky farm albeit that might take a few years. And based on where it is in the NSW Southern Highlands a little over an hour from Sydney snow-sprinkled pastures are not out of the question either. Wattle Grove is owned by Ian McPherson and his partner Varda Green. In their quest for the perfect set-up McPherson says he and Green searched high and low for close to a year spending most weekends trawling real estate agents and the myriad properties dotted throughout the Southern Highlands before chancing upon Wattle Grove on the periphery of Berrima. The charming village is widely known as home of the Lolly Swagman sweet shop as well as a couple of excellent eateries and the local pub is well-thought of too. In close proximity to the main Sydney to Canberra highway Wattle Grove was to put it mildly a sadly dishevelled abode when Green and McPherson put in an offer. Offer accepted the hard reality set in of just what was required to take the skeleton of a dream and breathe new life into it. Many months of broom work later and Wattle Grove is a new addition to the growing ranks of thoroughbred properties sprouting in the Southern Highlands. The region also provides plenty of respected thoroughbred properties from which to walk mares on and off as well as skilled equine veterinarians. Wattle Grove s 20-acres spread is small but manageable for the couple who chose the region due to its proximity to the city but also its lifestyle. It s ideal for breeders declares McPherson. They can leave Sydney after breakfast be up here in about 80 minutes and after spending time with their horses have lunch at any one of the growing number of top restaurants and be home for afternoon tea. Convivial to a fault the popular former trainer who counted the late Robert Sangster among his clients is steeped in thoroughbred knowledge and one of the most recognisable faces at Inglis sales. Astute pedigree awareness combined with years of exposure to requisite conformation make for ideal bedfellows when it comes to choosing foundation stallions. As any farm will tell you finding a locally performed Gr1-class sire these days is anything but easy. For Green and McPherson serendipity came knocking when long-time client Kitchwin Hills suggested Wattle Grove consider Shellscrape as their foundation stallion. A son of impeccably bred Kitchwin Hills boom-sire Dane Shadow (Danehill ex Slight Chance) Shellscrape ticks all the boxes according to McPherson. By a hot son of Danehill out of a Snippets mare Shellscrape is a fullbrother to stakes-winning Group-placed filly Red Tracer. Shellscrape raced 9 times as a 2YO winning 3 (including a stakes race) and placing 5 times. Not a lot of juveniles race that many times at 2 let alone display that type of consistency however Shellscrape s story was just starting. As a 3YO he won Sydney s Gr1 Galaxy Gr2 Roman Consul and Gr3 San Domenico also placing in the Gr1 Coolmore Stakes and Gr1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington in Melbourne. Long-time client and Perth-based friend Trevor Delroy ensured one became two by sending triple Gr1-winner and proven Gr1 stallion Helenus to Wattle Grove for 2011. The son of Fairy King is sire of ill-fated Gr1 winner Cedarburg one of the early favourites for this year s Gr1 Cox Plate. The duo provides Wattle Grove and its new proprietors with solid foundations from which to build a fledgling stud farm. Add to that their proximity to Sydney plus the strong industry relationships McPherson and Green enjoy and Wattle Grove appears to have a promising h future. wattle grove is a new addition to tHe growing ranks of tHorougHbred properties sprouting in tHe soutHern HigHlands. Shellscrape is as tough as teak 50 Solid AS A ith an AquaCiserTM and 1100-metre rubber track in the stare of sheer granite hills you d picture both Ivan Drago and Rocky Balboa being in their element preparing for a title fight at Rockmount. Manager Damian Murphy is more parochial though Not sure about Ivan Drago but certainly Rocky Balboa. We love Rocky. Raised on the Irish farm Ballinteskin a place by name possibly more suited to the pages of a Grimm Fairytale Murphy has served an elite thoroughbred apprenticeship over two decades and now oversees Rockmount one of Australia s pre-eminent pre-training spelling and thoroughbred rehabilitation facilities. With previous incarnations as Roselands and Vinery Victoria Rockmount has been gathering momentum since its inception five years ago. When [Dr.] Tom Simon and his Manager Peter Orton decided to split Tom s holdings and scale everything down they decided to sell the Victorian arm. The new owners very much wanted to keep the business going and wanted me to stay here and hence the Rockmount hat explains Murphy. Now owned by Geoff Guest and Jill Kewish who both share a passionate interest in the business Murphy describes them as Rock W Current star Yosei is a Rockmount graduate very encouraging and super people to work for. Jill is very much actively involved in the administration and accounts side and Geoff loves the farm and plays an active role. They also engage Murphy to buy between two and three yearlings a year for them. Of course in a tale of pot of gold proportions the first colt he purchased on their behalf with Peter Moody was Gr1 Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva. As with any successful team Rockmount is defined by a supportive proud demanding yet enjoyable aesthetic. Adds Murphy A key component is that I ve got a very good core of staff. My assistant manager Craig O Donnell is an integral part of the show and really does a super job with all the horses. A must for mare owners Broodmare Monitor Foaling Alarm System Solid waterproof transmitter attached to head stall. NO MORE LOST SLEEP Magic Breed lets you know precisely when your mare is about to foal. Used and recommended by leading studs in Australia and overseas. Magic Breed (Aust) Pty Ltd PO Box 5803 Cairns Qld 4870 Ph fax (07) 4053 2379 Email info magicbreed.com.au www.magicbreed.com.au NZ Ph (06) 3584 009 ACN 002 209 716 SOME S AVAILA ETS FOR H BLE IRE 52 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Damian Murphy flanked by Luke Nolan & Peter Moody I m very much of the belief that we know we are doing a good job and you can only do your best. And we truly do a good job. At the end of the day we are working in a difficult industry but I try to keep the [working environment] as happy as possible because at the end of the day it s not like we re saving lives we re looking after thoroughbred horses doing our best and striving to prepare winners. And it has been a veritable production line in recent years Anacheeva Maldivian Shocking Dubleanny Whobegotyou Light Fantastic Yosei and Spring-bound buzz horses December Draw and Celebrity Girl. We ve got a terrific client base in that we pre-train for a lot of the major trainers. We do a lot of work for Mark Kavanagh for Mick Price for Peter Moody and for Matthew Ellerton. We also [pre-train] a lot of horses for Hong Kong for people like Marie Yoshida who is a terrific client. I like to think we ve earned our reputation when we get these horses through because these guys know that we do a good job. Murphy also accounts some of the Rockmount magic to its geo- graphical positioning. It s quite a kind environment. Australia s environment full stop is harsh and you can get bloody cold winters and bloody hot summers but we are relatively protected [at Rockmount]. If you have a look at the forecasts for Melbourne we literally are in a different world. We re 140 kilometres north. We re over that Strathbogie Range and we get good crisp proper winters in the sense that we get a lot of frost which I think kills a lot of bacteria and horses are encouraged to grow a coat. It s [also] not a humid environment. Murphy is particularly bullish about descriptions of Rockmount as a boutique farm. I hate using the phrase boutique farm because we re not a boutique shoe shop and we re far from a boutique farm. We re small in acreage but we re probably the biggest pre-trainer in Victoria outside of the privately owned [operations]. The actual geographical area is just so good for all horses but especially young horses. There s 46 boxes here and it s a pretty full-on job. We kick Rockmount has been a veRitable pRoduction line in Recent yeaRs anacheeva maldivian shocking dubleanny Whobegotyou light Fantastic yosei... off at 5.30 in the morning and it s a real hub of activity throughout the day and yet it s still got that relatively relaxed feel where horses can benefit. We carry between 70 and 80 racehorses at any one time which is a lot of work in itself. As for the future Murphy is focussed and upbeat stating My main aim is to continue to buy good horses for my owners and for them to enjoy racetrack success. If I could bottle the feeling that Anacheeva gave me in winning the Caulfield Guineas I d reckon I h could sell it for millions. For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 53 Breeding S Sentimental Side By Christian Whitehead Nick On The Run o often the breeding industry is dictated by sales results pinhooking press releases coloured brochures bottom lines and general posturing that sentiment is banished to the last column of the Excel spreadsheet. As the 2011 breeding season commences it s comforting to reflect on the life of recently departed 32-year-old mare Paraparap (Manihi - Renounce by Mironton) and on the overwhelming influence she had on the family life of owners David and Carol Kirby S launching their involvement in the breeding and racing industries. David Kirby takes up the story I purchased her mother for four or five thousand at a dispersal sale and she was in foal to The Pug. We kept her at an accountant s property at Paraparap just outside Geelong. When the first foal was born I said to the accountant you can name her so we called her Paraparap. She was pretty ordinary. I gave her to Ray Lawson [to train] and she did reasonably well. She won two or three races. And then we went to Sydney for the mare s race on Golden Slipper Day. She just didn t race that way round. So we brought her back to Melbourne and put her in the Easter Cup and she won. Up until then I just had two or three racehorses but [the victory] turned my wife and I in a different direction the breeding industry. When Paraparap stopped breeding after the 2000 season she was transferred to Richard Kerry at Millford Thoroughbreds. Obviously it wasn t an economically astute decision to agist a retired mare for over a decade with no return but to Kirby money wasn t even a consideration in his decision. We owed her a lot. She was like a pet. She was a really nice horse. [Richard] used to do her feet on the farm keep her warm in the winter and really looked after her really well. He knew that we wanted to keep her as comfortable as possible. Paraparap had eleven foals including stakes-winners Power And Glory and Geelong Oaks Trial winner Swell Time Girl. Her second foal Girl on the Run produced in Kirby s reckoning the star of the show in Nick on the Run winner of the 1996 Gr3 VATC Autumn Stakes. Kirby didn t say it but he could easily have used the marketing team s quip about bean counters They know the cost of everyh thing but the value of nothing. Agistment Mares&Foals DryMares Yearlings Spellers Aprofessional experiencedteamwithastrongemphasisonpresentation andattentiontodetail. 320AcresintheheartofVictoria sNorthEast.Closeproximitytoall majorstuds walkinserviceprovided. Anewlyestablished boutiquefarmofferingfirstclassaccommodation. Competitivepricingschedule. 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This isn t an indictment of its fiscal management. In essence it s part of the folklore and charm of the industry where the spectre of Phar Lap brushed the Great Depression under the shagpile. But pure economics must eventually impact and the worm will always win the race. Now three years since the GFC clawed bear-like chunks from international markets the breeding industry and as a micro- 2011 W Stallion numberS are down from a peak of 3 926 (1986) to an eStimated 700 thiS SeaSon... brett howard cosm the freshman sire market has finally started to self correct. And as is traditional in this process it has been the bottom third of the market that has concertinaed. As the accompanying graphs clearly illustrate although the average freshman service fee has not taken a backward step since 2007 in fact rising Brett Howard from 6 612 [in 2007] to 9 730 this year the number of freshmen have shrunk from 64 to 42 in the same period. The natural result of this has been a market-regulated rise in quality with 30% of 2011 freshmen boasting a fee of 10 000 or higher against 18% in 2007. While the yearly number of elite 20 000 and up stallions have remained relatively constant pre and post the GFC it s in the 10 000 to 20 000 fee middle market where the recovery tent has been pitched. Peaking at 10 freshmen in 2008 this number halved in the year post the GFC dipped further in 2010 and this year has recovered almost all lost ground with 9. Whether this has been an involuntary response to the yearling sale scene of the past two years or a tactical move pre-empting an enlivened 2014 economy is uncertain but what is unquestionable is that 2011 becomes a pivotal year for both breeder and stud master. Highly respected industry figure and Inglis director Peter Heagney is definitely not surprised at how the freshman market has been driven towards top end clover in the wake of the GFC. These figures don t really surprise me as I think it was a case of many people jumping on the bandwagon prior to the GFC when the market was strong and everybody thought it was worthwhile to stand a stallion regardless of the quality. Hence you have a large number of freshman sires in 2007 & 2008 although the average service fee is down because quite frankly many of those stallions at the lower end probably should not have been going to stud. Obviously the GFC slowed that down considerably and although the average service fee increased in subsequent years it reflected a smaller number of lower service fee non-commercial stallions going to stud. Randwick Bloodstock Agency (RBA) Bloodstock Sales Manager Brett Howard is equally unequivocal in his interpretation of fresh- Key AustrAliAn FreshmAn sire stAtistics 2007-2011 YEAR 2007 2008 FRESHMAN NUMBER 64 55 AVE FEE 6 612 8 050 20K FEE 4 6 10K FEE 8 10 % FEE 10K 18 29 Global Financial Crisis Hits September 2008 2009 2010 2011 45 48 42 8 473 8 775 9 730 6 5 4 5 4 9 24 18 30 56 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com report man statistics but suggests that the reduction in numbers is not just endemic to the new kids. The first trend is fewer stallions are finding stallion masters willing to take them on. The drop off in numbers though is not only amongst first crop sires it s across all stallions. Stallion numbers are down from a peak of 3 926 (1986) to an estimated 700 this season. Over the past two years we have seen a reduction of 160 stallions at stud whereas in the previous seven years the reduction was 180 stallions over a significantly longer time frame. So is it the timeless quality versus quantity debate that s the main course on the freshman table in 2011 Heagney factors that what s confronting the freshman stallion at this juncture is purely a matter of supply and demand. As with any business if you are professional have the right article appropriately priced you will survive. On this issue Howard concurs with Heagney that freshman demand is trending significantly towards the A-List product in an increasingly concentrated fashion-driven market. Further to this he suggests that when this freshman product ticks the Gr1 performance box as well as the purple pedigree box is priced under the odds and then reduced given dwindling broodmare numbers the downward pressure on stallions that don t tick two boxes is too great to survive. Stallions that are finding homes have on average better racetrack credentials than their predecessors hence the average service fee is higher. Very few broodmare owners are prepared to support new stallions that did not win at Group race level. Studs used to be able to get full books to exceptionally well-bred first season sires that were unraced or minor winners. Those days are well and truly gone. At present you are readily able to access young Gr1winning stallions for fees ranging from 3 000 to 10 000. With these types of prices on offer no wonder the lesser credentialed [freshman] stallion prospects don t get a look in. Also we ve seen mares [numbers] covered down from 40 000 (1988) to around 24 000 (estimate 2011). With the economic standards of push and pull well and truly impacting on the breeding industry at present unless your clear intention is to breed under the hobby banner adopting the maxim ignorance is bliss is certain to toss you head-first into a commercial well in the 2014 yearling market. This ignorance to some degree encapsulates the largely inaccurate perception of the freshman stallion being a shiny new model car with no mileage. Of course there is some advantage in being able to hold Peter Heagney heagney predictS thiS iS the prime time for breederS to adopt a more poSitive aStute participatory Stance... your cards close to your chest for three years but particularly this year with the economy in a state of transition the pitfalls as Heagney explains lie in assessing the merits of the freshman stallion line-up in isolation to the entire stallion landscape. I agree that there is a certain intrigue about freshman sires because when their first crop of yearlings hit the sale ring they are totally unproven and may prove to be the next Danehill Redoute s Choice or Sir Tristram. With the fickleness of our choices in the yearling sale ring ever optimistic buyers seem more inclined to gamble with a first season sire rather than to accept an older stallion who is balancing between being successful and unsuccessful. Personally I would rather go down the consistent winner getting stallion path but I understand how buyers aim higher than that in hoping to choose the freshman which is going to be a champion sire. YEAR NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS 2008 50.02% 31.59% 10.17% 5.96% 1.24% 0.99% Global Financial Crisis Hits September 2008 2009 2010 2011 44.67% 58.29% 53.53% 21.38% 25.62% 23.14% 8.15% 6.67% 11.19% 1.45% 3.26% 11.87% 2.49% 5.09% 0.24% 0.45% 1.04% 0% 57 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 2011 freshman report (cont) Starspangledbanner is among high profile debutants As an aside one particularly interesting aspect drawn from the accompanying freshman data is the exponential growth in terms of total service fee national market share of Western Australia in comparison to other states since the GFC. Despite South Australia and Tasmania which generally hover beneath 3% respectively in terms of annual freshman market share each year the other four states all dipped in regard to their slice of the pie in the year immediately following the financial crash of September 2008. WA s slide however was the most dramatic at 76%. Fast forward two years and while New South Wales and Queensland have recovered to boast even marginally stronger percentage market share than in the year prior to the GFC and Victoria maintains a healthy 23% stake Western Australia s figure has more than doubled to now rival Queensland. Without heading down a mineshaft of potential explanations for this one would be na ve not to equate Western Australia s northbound natural resources curve with being the shot in the arm to its reinvigorated freshman sire numbers. One of the pitfalls of breeding with a dynamic economic backdrop is overbreeding. This was acutely felt in yearling sale rings around Australia this year. The flip side is of course not to breed your mare at all or choose a cheaper more cost effective option given general belt tightening. The danger in this is opting for a non-commercial option which becomes an agistment veterinary and yearling preparation money pit with no chance of recouping costs at yearling sale time. Howard is pragmatic. When you do the sums and a lot of breeders have it doesn t make much financial sense to breed horses for the lower end of the market so why support the lower end market stallions if you are in the business to make money If it s purely a hobby by all means use the lower end stallions. Believe it or not there is some great value to be had but not if you are a commercial breeder. So with all the market pointers industry opinion and innuendo and bending of sire statistics for political punch and glossy brochures what s the calculated call this year when considering freshman options and looking to rebound in the 2014 sale arena Heagney is warily optimistic. The number of first season sires in the 10 000 fee range this year is the second highest since 2007. Last season when there were only nine was possibly a good year to have used an expensive first crop sire in respect of less competition at the 2013 sales. As for this year we have thirteen stallions [hence more competition]. So you would figure that ideally we will have to see a lift in the market from 2013 to 2014 if breeders that support the 13 in 2011 are to do better than the breeders that supported the 9 last year. He adds Statistics [though] reflect that it should be a very good year for freshman sires. With stallions boasting credentials like Champion First Season Sire USA dual Kings Stand winner Champion 2 & 3YO of USA French Derby winner and Victorian Derby 58 winner Champion Sprinter of Europe and Australia and Champion 2YO of Australia backed up by other distinctive racehorses from proven sire lines I think we have a very exciting line-up of freshman sires. Howard is equally upbeat. [It s] a good line-up. Eleven Gr1 winners headed by the likes of Starspangledbanner Star Witness Lookin at Lucky and Lope de Vega. An impartial Heagney is unable to name particular freshmen that appeal to him this year but offers some general advice. It doesn t matter which year it is the same principles apply. Breeders should make a genuine assessment of the freshman sires available considering all the obvious attributes such as race record pedigree sire line and importantly conformation. To me equally as important is the stud at which the stallion stands adopting the maxim ignorance iS bliSS iS certain to toSS you headfirSt into a commercial well in the 2014 yearling market. how much support he is likely to receive and how well he will be promoted not only when standing at stud but also when the first progeny are offered in the sale ring. Whilst a breeder may not want a flood of yearlings in the sale ring by a freshman sire a number of quality types will automatically create a profile for that stallion and the individual breeder should be able to capitalise on that. Howard as a commercially oriented Bloodstock Sales Manager has a longer leash to offer a personal and commercial opinion. At the top end we ve supported Starspangledbanner and Star Witness quite heavily. In the middle market we like Hinchinbrook and Equiano. And in the 10 000 and below [bracket] we like Beneteau Stryker and Drumbeats. These three horses were all Gr1 class racehorses they are good types and they are by two of our best sires in Redoute s Choice and Fastnet Rock. Although Heagney concedes that the clamps are on the general economy for the moment he also predicts this is the prime time for breeders to adopt a more positive astute participatory stance to ensure that they have the capacity to reap the potential yearling market benefits of a likely stronger general economy in 2014. And with 42 new freshmen many with significant racetrack and pedigree clout proactivity may be just the panacea with an eye to the future. There is no secret that the economy is tight at present acknowledges Heagney however I genuinely believe this is the year breeders should be sending their mares to stud. Most service fees are negotiable and many have already been discounted. There will be fewer mares sent to stud this year meaning less competition in the yearling sale ring in 2014 by which time we are optimistic the general economy should have recovered and the sales on the rise. h New Fee for 2 0 (INC 33 0 11 . GS 00 T ) At Lucky. We are very high on Lookin scope to become a He was a great 2yo with the a champion sire champion again at 3. He s by will be his biggest from a quality family and we be supporters for sure. We will ality sending a large number of qu ANDREW BADDOCK mares. MANAGER OF GOOREE STUD. Based on his own race performance Lookin At represents an attractive option to breed top-class Lucky 2yo with the scope to progress further as 3yos. He was s toug and sound which are desirable attributes in any athl h ete and of course he had abundant class. With his pedigree he also represents an ideal outcross I like him very much and will be sending some. very nice mares to him. FRED PEISAH OF LOMAR PARK STUD 1 1ST 1ST 1ST 2ND ST Champion at 2 CASHCALL FUTURITY STAKES-G1 NORFOLK STAKES-G1 DEL MAR FUTURITY-G1 BEST PAL STAKES-G2 BREEDERS CUP JUVENILE-G1 1ST 1ST 1ST 1ST Champion at 3 PREAKNESS STAKES-G1 HASKELL INVITATIONAL S.-G1 BY 4 L. REBEL STAKES-G2 INDIANA DERBY-G2 BY CHAMPION SIRE SMART STRIKE ONE OF THE BEST TURF SIRES IN AMERICA. CLOSELY RELATED TO CHAMPION WAIT A WHILE A TRIPLE GR.1 WINNER ON TURF. A U S T R A L I A Michael Kirwan Tom Magnier Peter O Brien Colm Santry Shane McGrath Sebastian Hutch Frank Flannery or Jonathan Crowley Tel 02 6576 4200. New Zealand Gordon Calder Tel 64 218 41612. www.coolmore.com 2011 freshman sires Stallion CCode Yof - to Stud Sire Stud raCing abilitY ServiCe fee AlAseel(AUS)2007-2011 AlfredNobel(IRE)2007-2011 Beatus(AUS)2004-2011 Beneteau(AUS)2007-2011 BullRipper(AUS)2002-2011 CaptainSonador(AUS)2006-2011 CardinalVirtue(AUS)2005-2011 Choistar(AUS)2006-2011 Daneborogh(AUS)1998-2011 DauntingLad(AUS)2001-2011 Demerit(AUS)2006-2011 Dissolved(AUS)2006-2011 DrDoute s(AUS)2005-2011 Drumbeats(AUS)2005-2011 Equiano(FR)2005-2011 Evacuate(Aus)2003-2011 FamousRoman(AUS)2004-2011 Hinchinbrook(AUS)2007-2011 Keano(NZ)2005-2011 LookinatLucky(USA)2007-2011 LopedeVega(IRE)2007-2011 MartinPlace(AUS)2005-2011 MonacoConsul(NZ)2006-2011 Pitleco(AUS)2006-2011 PlanetFive(USA)2006-2011 Proart(AUS)2004-2011 RewardforEffort(AUS)2006-2011 Rothesay(AUS)2006-2011 SalfordMill(IRE)2004-2011 SeventhReason(AUS)2005-2011 Shellscrape(AUS)2006-2011 SnapyHalo(ARG)2004-2011 SoloFlyer(AUS)2004-2011 StarWitness(AUS)2007-2011 Starspangledbanner(AUS)2006-2011 StrategicManeuver(AUS)2005-2011 Stryker(AUS)2006-2011 SuperSaver(USA)2007-2011 TetedelaCourse(AUS)2005-2011 Therock(AUS)2006-2011 ThornDancer(NZ)2006-2011 Tickets(AUS)2006-2011 WalkingorDancing(NZ)2004-2011 WiddenValley(AUS)2006-2011 Forestry(USA) DanehillDancer(IRE) Rubiton(AUS) Redoute sChoice(AUS) FusaichiPegasus(USA) Shamardal(USA) ElusiveQuality(USA) Choisir(AUS) Danehill(USA) Latarmiss(IRE) Lonhro(AUS) Lonhro(AUS) Redoute sChoice(AUS) Redoute sChoice(AUS) Acclamation(GB) Giant sCauseway(USA) Danetime(IRE) FastnetRock(AUS) Pins(AUS) SmartStrike(CAN) Shamardal(USA) StreetCry(IRE) HighChaparral(IRE) ExceedandExcel(Aus) StormCat(USA) RockofGibraltar(IRE) ExceedandExcel(Aus) FastnetRock(AUS) PeintreCelebre(USA) Sadler sWells(USA) DaneShadow(AUS) SouthernHalo(USA) BelongtoMe(USA) Starcraft(NZ) Choisir(AUS) RoyalAcademy(USA) FastnetRock(AUS) Maria sMon(USA) Galileo(IRE) FastnetRock(AUS) ThornPark(AUS) Redoute sChoice(AUS) Falvelon(AUS) Anabaa(USA) MeringoStud LynwardParkStud AuroraRacingandStud ArrowfieldStud SouthernCrossLodge RaheenStud WaterfordStud ClearMountainFairview SouthernCrossLodge JacarandaParkT breds TauntonVale ElizaPark RidgeviewPark LyndhurstStud SwettenhamStud TarkarraDowns CromartryPark YarramanPark SalamanderPark CoolmoreStud PatinackFarm AllandalePark PatinackFarm GreenfieldsLodge TouchstoneFarm KorilyaParkStud ChatswoodStud GlenloganPark CrownValleyLodge SecretHillT breds WattleGrove CangonStud CarinParkStud WiddenStud CoolmoreStud BullarookPark ThreeBridgesT breds ElizaPark Goldfields WaterfordStud SovereignStud WiddenStud WattleBraeStud HollylodgeT breds Winner Gr1Winner Winner GrWinner Unplaced SWinner SWinner SWinner SWinner GrWinner SWinner GrWinner GrWinner Gr1Winner SWinner GrWinner GrWinner SWinner 4 400 8 250 3 300 11 000 2 200 7 700 4 400 2 200 2 750 6 600 5 500 4 400 7 700 16 500 POA 4 400 16 500 8 800 Gr1Winner 10 000 Gr1Winner 33 000 Gr1Winner 27 500 Winner NR GrWinner GrWinner Gr1Winner GrWinner SWinner Winner Gr1Winner Gr1Winner GrWinner 3 300 1 250 5 500 5 500 11 000 11 000 6 600 5 500 8 800 6 500 5 500 Gr1Winner 19 800 Gr1Winner 33 000 Gr1Winner 44 000 Winner GrWinner Gr1Winner NR Winner SWinner GrWinner GrWinner Winner 4 400 11 000 16 500 POA 6 050 3 300 9 900 4 400 3 300 60 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com The first colt in a decade to win a Group 1 at two years of age and a Group 1 at three in a calendar year placing him in the same league as Champion Sire Redoute s Choice. A very sp ecial he is the be colt in fact st had. An in I have ever cre with the lo dible talent oks to mat ch Trainer Da nny O Brie n STAR WITNESS received the highest rating of 119 in ANZ Bloodstock News 2yo Classifications off the back of his breathtaking win in the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes. We believed this was the best performance by a juvenile in the 2009-10 season and felt he was entitled to be the highest rated two year old of his generation. Darryl Sherer Editor ANZ Bloodstock News. Star Witness an unforgettable winner of the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes. Australian 2YO ANZ Bloodstock Ratings 2009-10 Rank Horse 1 2 3 4 Star Witness Decision Time Pressday Sex Sire 2C Rating Starcraft 119 Stratum Foreplay 118 117 Crystal Lily 2F 2G 2C Domesday 116 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 33 000 inc GST Valley of Champions 2011 freshman sire highlights Drumbeats (Redoute s Choice-Delicate Choice by Last Tycoon) n Stands Lyndhurst Stud QLD. n Fee 7 700 Sending a mare to an unproven stallion requires confidence and vision and it makes a big difference if the horse in question ticks all the boxes. Families matter period. From the brilliant Peter Snowden stable Drumbeats is by tall poppy Redoute s Choice and out of a half-sister to internationally Gr1performed Delta Form. His grand-dam Arborea was a smashing 3YO Gr1 star landing the Melbourne One Thousand Guineas VRC Oaks double. In the money from half his starts Gr1-performed Drumbeats victories included the Gr2 Shannon Stakes at Rosehill Gr3 Bill Ritchie Handicap at Randwick and Listed Hilton Stakes at Flemington. Throw in another 4 stakes-placings and it s clear he was a top-tier galloper who will get every opportunity at this farm. DRUMBEATS El Nino EL NINO (Storm Cat-Bay Harbor by Forty Niner) n Stands Merlo Downs QLD. n Fee 5 500 In April earlier this year the final Storm Cat 2YO was passed-in for US 375 000 bringing to a close one of the greatest thoroughbred dynasties ever. For years the son of Storm Bird has been a dominant force on the track and in the sales ring. His multiple stakes-placed US son El Nino is an exciting addition to Australia s stud ranks. Out of a winning half-sister to US Gr1 Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Boston Harbor (also successful in another three graded-stakes) El Nino s stakes-wining grand-dam Harbor Springs is a half-sister to brilliant Champion US Sprinter Groovy one of the genuine stars of his generation. El Nino won three times including sprints at Churchill Downs and Keeneland. Has some smart siblings and his early US 2YOs are very very promising. Famous Roman FAMOUS ROMAN (Danetime-Famous Friend by Marooned) n Stands Cromartry Park WA. n Fee 4 400 Finding horses with the much-touted Rasmussen Factor is reasonably easy finding one with two less so. Famous Roman is blessed with RF duplications of full-siblings His Majesty and Graustrak plus half-siblings Roberto and Balkan Knight. Runner-up in WA s prestigious Gr1 Railway Stakes dual Group-winner Famous Roman was crowned Champion 4YO & up in August s Annual WA Thoroughbred Awards. Stakes-performed at 3 4 and 5 Famous Roman is by Danehill s ill-fated shuttler Danetime who has left an indelible mark at stud among his progeny the Gr1-winning trio of Bushranger Myboycharlie and Megatic. From a solid back-type family with strong Asian performers Famous Roman (winner of 727 950 earnings on track) will appeal to both breeders and yearling buyers alike. Lookin At Lucky LOOKIN AT LUCKY (Smart Strike Private Feeling by Belong To Me) n Stands Coolmore Stud NSW. n Fee 33 000 Coolmore hasn t dominated the upper echelon of the breeding and racing industry for nearly four decades because it makes ill-informed and noncommercial decisions. When it purchased Lookin At Lucky after a dazzling US career he was certainly going to be worthy of a position on their elite stallion roster. And the Australian industry has equally embraced him with astute industry judges such as Lomar Park s Fred Peisah pinning badges of tough sound athlete and class on him. A Champion at both 2 and 3 with no less than three and two Gr1 wins respectively he also demonstrated superior precocity and stallion kudos with a brilliant second in the Gr1 Breeders Cup Juvenile. By leading Mr. Prospector line stallion Smart Strike himself sire of 76 stakes winners he s also the half-brother to the brilliant Kensei from a serious overall Northern Dancer line family that includes Champion USA 3YO filly Wait A While. 62 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com FAMOUS R O MAN (AUS) - BAy - 2004 EntEring StUd for thE firSt timE in 2011 GROUp 2 wiNNiNG SON OF DANETiME CAREER EARNiNGS OF 725 000 FROM A pROliFiC wiNNiNG FAMily wA STAkES RECORD HOlDER OvER 1500M By the ill-fated danEtimE Famous roman has a record that speaks for itself. Winning the group 2 WatC Lee Steere Stakes the group 3 rJ Peters Stakes the Listed aquanita Stakes and the Listed northerly Stakes - he also ran a slashing second in the 2010 group 1 WatC railway Stakes and also finishing a close up 4th in the 2009 mrC group 1 Sir rupert Clarke Stakes. From a 38 start career 7 wins and 7 placings were amassed by Famous roman with total earnings of 725 000. danEtimE needs no introduction recording 358 winners from 542 runners at a percentage of 66% - this includes 29 stakes winners. His progeny are versatile and durable traits that Famous roman definitely inherited. dam FamouS FriEnd is a winning daughter of maroonEd. She has produced the stakes winning Lightofprosperity - Power For glory (mal.) a 7-timeS winner and also the stakes placed majestic Legend who has also recorded 3 wins. danzig danehill Sire DANETIME (irE) allegheny river FAMOUS ROMAN (auS) dam FAMOUS FRIEND (auS) timeless Effort razyana Lear Fan allesheny mill reef marooned Short rations Balkan knight tavern time northern dancer Pas de nom His majesty Spring adieu roberto Wac Be my guest Bold Sands never Bend milan mill Lorenzaccio Short Commons graustark Bramalea tip the Bottle Set Fair 4 400 inc gst free return Standing at Cromartry Park Stud 4761 Brand Hwy gingin Wa 6503 P 08 9575 4045 M olga mckenzie 0418 194 998 E info cromartrypark.com.au W www.cromartrypark.com.au 2011 freshman sire highlights (Storm Cat Six Perfections by Celtic Swing) n Stands Touchstone Farm WA. n Fee 5 500 Greek shipping tycoon the late Stavros Niarchos was dubbed The Golden Greek because of the remarkable success he enjoyed in all aspects of his life. His racing portfolio was no different. The dam line of Planet Five is as close to perfection as you can achieve. Six Perfections was the Top Filly on the 2002 European 2YO Classification where she cut a swathe through France s Gr1 events. Add 10time Gr1 freak Miesque her Champion son and leading sire Kingmambo and her Champion daughter East of the Moon and twice Gr1 winner Rumplestiltski n and you still wouldn t have mined the surface of this astounding family. On the top half Planet Five is equally impressive. He is by Champion USA GB Ire and French Stallion Storm Cat sire of a remarkable 176 stakes winners. Planet Five also rose to family expectations on the track capturing the Gr2 Chantilly Prix du Gros-Chene. Planet Five PLANET FIVE Rothesay ROTHESAY (Fastnet Rock-Schiaparelli by Woodman) n Stands Glenlogan Park QLD. n Fee 11 000 Few freshman sires can command above 10 000 in their first season. By arguably the hottest young stallion in Australia today Fastnet Rock Rothesay is a truly imposing animal. While he might have the type of physique that will have his progeny s buyers reaching for their cheque-books Rothesay was one of the best 3YOs of his year. The winner of 4 of his 9 career outings among them the Gr2 Queensland Guineas and Gr3 Lord Mayor s Cup he was also Group and stakes-placed. His pedigree is saturated with Gr1 class his dam is out of champion triple Gr1-winning filly Canny Lass herself a sister to Gr1 Golden Slipper hero and leading sire Canny Lad. This is also the immediate family of 2010 11 Champion 2YO Sepoy as well as Gr1 stars Camarena and Camarilla. Picks himself. TETE de la COURSE (Galileo Tuscan Twist (by Perugino) By Champion GB IRE Sire GALILEO (Sire of 91 SW) including 2010 Champion European and GB Colt FRANKEL (Timeform Rated World s Best Racehorse) Bred on the same Galileo x Danzig cross as FRANKEL Dam by Champion USA Sire PERUGINO (Sire of 195 SW) From the precocious family of LEMON TWIST HOW PROUD BERBERIA CHATTANOOGA and ASCORBIC Gold Fields athletic powerful New Season Sire Gold Fields 221 Campaspe Rd Goornong VIC 3557 P (03) 5432 2446 F (03) 5432 2398 M 0417 363 710 64 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Group winning dual Group One placed Two year old. Multiple stakes winner at Three and arguably the best bred son of Champion stallion and emerging sire of sires Redoute s Choice. Tickets is a half brother to Gr 1 winners DUPORTH & EXCITES Service Fee 9 900 inc GST The REDOUTE S CHOICE phenomenon continues The success of sons of Redoute s Choice at stud to date include three current Top 10 2yo Sires Winners STRATUM SNITZEL NOT A SINGLE DOUBT 64 40 91 S Winners 8 3 6 Earnings 5.8m 3.1m 8.2m The most Arion 2 5 2011 exciting two year old in t incredibly ta he countr y lented colt an Trainer Jo Tickets d efeated Ma n hattan Rain Southern Hemispehere - Lifetime Stats. hn O Shea a and Wanted fter on debut. Valley of Champions 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 i 2011 FRESHMAN SIRE HIGHLIGHTS Shellscrape (Dane Shadow-Kisma by Snippets) Q Stands Wattle Grove Thoroughbreds NSW. Q Fee 8 800 Speed-on-speed is always a great place to start when assessing a pedigree. Shellscrape is by boom Danehill sire-son Dane Shadow. His dam by speed influence Snippets was unsurprisingly the winner of 3 races over 900-1000m. A real speedball of a horse himself Shellscrape s 6 wins were all at distances of 1400m or less including the helter-skelter Gr1 AJC Galaxy over 1100m. The victory capped off a brilliant year as a 3YO which also saw him win the Gr2 Roman Consul Stakes and Gr3 San Domenico to go with placings in the Gr1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes and Gr1 Lightning Stakes. From a family that can all run his full-sister has yet to miss a place in 11 starts almost all in Group and Listed company. Should be very popular all round. SHELLSCRAPE Snapy Halo (Southern Halo Esnaola by Ringaro) Q Stands Cangon Stud NSW. Q Fee 7 150 Royal Ascot was abuzz with the sire prospects of young US stallion Southern Halo in 1999. Just over a decade on the hype has been well and truly justified with a scoreboard that reads 76% winners-to-runners and 168 stakes winners. Following in the precocious footsteps of fellow Southern Halo entire and leading Australian juvenile sire More Than Ready Snapy Halo s Gr1 winning European CV translated into black type in Australia and a strong sire resum . The fact that he s a full brother to both Gr1-winning Champion older mare in Argentina Halo Ola and Gr1 winning colt Sebi Halo only stamps his sire passport more indelibly. SNAPY HALO -4 6167 (USA) Young Storm Cat sire El Nino (USA) set to serve his first Australian mares at Merlo Downs First crop 2 year olds showing blistering speed. From just 2 starters 2 YO colt Senor Rain won on debut at Del Mar by 3.5 lengths. 2 YO filly Sacred Romance has placed 2nd in 3 consecutive starts leading all the way over the 1100m posting fast sectionals to be caught on the line beating the rest by 6-8 lengths. Front-running speedster ran 21 sec opening quarter mile speed lead all the way to victory at Keenlands Churchill Downs and Oaklawn Winning Gr2 placed son of the great STORM CAT (sire-sons including Tale Of The Cat Statue Of Liberty Hennessy) From a family of Champion 2YO s including Eclipse Champion 2YO BOSTON HARBOR (half-brother to Dam) 6 wins at 2 including the Gr1 Breeders Cup Juvenile 2003 (Storm Cat (USA)-Bay Harbour (USA) by Forty Niner) 5 500 inc GST First season specials 5- 47 7 6 W z Z Z Y 66 For Daily Industry News Updates visit www.breedingracing.com Lyndhurst farm is proud to present for his debut at stud.... Drumbeats (ReDOute s ChOiCe-DeLiCate ChOiCe By Last tyCOOn) - aus 16.1hh enteReD stuD 2011 is by top emerging sire-of-sires Redoute s Choice. his second dam is a dual Gr1-winning mare arborea half-sister to Gr2 Pago Pago stakes-winner Binding and dam of Gr2-winner Delta Form. Drumbeats 2011 stud Fee 7 700 was good enough to win the Gr2 shannon stakes (1500m) as well as the Gr3 Bill Ritchie handicap (1400m) in his 18-start career. Drumbeats had all but three of his races at Group or Listed level the stallion finished fourth in the 2010 Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and fifth in the Group 1 2009 epsom handicap (1600m). Drumbeats Lyndhurst stud Lyndhurst Lane Warwick QLD PO Box 348 Warwick QLD 4370 Contact Jeff Kruger 0429 076 610 or Griff Kruger 0427 010 096 Email jeff lyndhurststud.com Website www.lyndhurststud.com 2011 freshman sire highlights (Belong To Me Fly The Flag by Sir Tristram) n Stands Carin Park Stud Vic. n Fee 5 500 To describe Solo Flyer as aristocratic would be an understatement. A beautifully conformed individual he hails from the dominant Danzig line via his outstanding sire son Belong To Me and boasts a distaff line dripping with black type. A leading juvenile and runner-up in the Gr1 AJC Champagne Stakes he displayed all his class and durability with Gr2 wins at both 3 and 4 years of age. While Gr1 winners All Silent Bon Hoffa and Bulla Borghese represent just a smattering of his sire s Australian success his dam is a sister to VRC Melbourne Cup winner Brew who is of course from superstar and six-time Gr1 winning mare Horlicks. This is clearly both a classy and precocious stallion prospect. Solo Flyer SOLO FLYER Star Witness STAR WITNESS (Starcraft Leone Chiara by Lion Hunter) n Stands Widden Stud NSW. n Fee 33 000 He looks a million dollars won even more than that and his breathtaking burst to capture one of Australia s leading juvenile events in the Gr1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes had Six Million Dollar Man written all over it. Showing his durability he then sprouted wings at 3 to take the prized Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes and recently flew the flag for Australia proudly with a dashing second in the Gr1 Royal Ascot King s Stand Stakes. On paper he also dazzles. By the equally gifted Gr1 performer and dynamic Australian sire Starcraft already with 15 stakes performers including highly spruiked New Zealand filly We Can Say It Now he springs from the ultra precocious family of Gr2-winning Chinchilla Rose and Ferocity. Star Witness may well be the reincarnation of Steve Austin. Victoria Racing Club and Patinack Farm Pty Ltd proudly present the nt Patinack Farm Classic (A leg of the 2011 Global Sprint ChallengeTM) Saturday 5 November 2011 Flemington Sponsored by Patinack Farm Pty Ltd Group 1 (52nd of Series) 1200 Metres Of 1 000 000 and 2 500 trophies. First 600 000 and trophies valued at 2 500. Second 180 000 Third 90 000 Fourth 45 000 Fifth 25 000 Sixth 20 000 Seventh 20 000 and Eighth 20 000. Race Bonus A 600 000 bonus will be paid to connections of the winner of this race if a) the horse has won a Leg of the Global Sprint Challenge run outside Australia on or since 1 October 2010 OR b) the horse was not qualified under a) above but it subsequently wins a Leg of the Global Sprint Challenge run outside Australia prior to 31 July 2012. FOR THREE-YEARS-OLD & UPWARDS Standard Weight for Age No Allowances for Apprentices Entry & Acceptance Information Entries ( 550) close 12 noon Tuesday 20 September 2011 Late Entry First Declaration Further Late Entry Final Declaration ( 1 650) ( 880) ( 55 000) ( 11 000) 12 noon Fri 23 Sept 12 noon Tues 18 Oct 12 noon Mon 31 Oct 9am Thur 3 Nov VRC3809 Entry & Acceptance to be made at RISA Trainers Service Centre Tel 1800 138 704 All times stated are Melbourne Time. All fee amounts are inclusive of GST. Enquiries James Earls VRC General Manager Racing ( 61 3) 8378 0720 or email j.earls vrc.net.au 68 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Wattle Grove Stud is proud to present for his debut at stud... Group 1 AJC Galaxy Handicap Winner SHELLSCRAPE (Dane Shadow - Kisma by Snippets) HE PLACED Gr1 VRC Coolmore Stud S Gr1 VRC Lightning S Gr2 AJC Shorts H Gr3 AJC Up And Coming S HE WON Gr1 AJC Galaxy H Gr2 AJC Roman Consul S Gr3 AJC Up And Coming S Listed Qld Tatt s RC Australia Post S He Earned 730 500 HIS FAMILY He is by outstanding young sire Dane Shadow who has produced recent Group winners Shadows In The Sun (Gr1 SA Derby) Hurtle Myrtle (Gr2 ATC Sapphire S) & Turnitup (Gr3 BRC Grand Prix S). His dam Kisma is by Snippets. She has produced 4 winners including Shellscrape s full-sister Red Tracer a triple Listed winner and Light Fingers Gr2 runnerup. STANDING ALONGSIDE GR1-PRODUCING SIRE HELENUS... CONTACT V arda Green 0409 394 093 wattlegrovetbreds bigpond.com 2011 freshman sire highlights Tete de la Course (Galileo Tuscan Twist by Perugino) n Stands Gold Fields Vic. n Fee 2 200 Legendary UK trainer Henry Cecil has seen it all in the racing industry so when this measured man unequivocally rates Frankel the best horse he has ever seen let alone trained you take serious note. Bred on the same Galileo x Danzig cross as the world s current highest Timeform rated horse Tete de la Course garners credibility on this fact alone. The new season sire at highly rated property Gold Fields Tete de la Course is physically typical of the Northern Dancer line. His sire Galileo was not only Champion 3YO Colt in Europe in 2001 but has also excelled as a stallion with 91 stakes winners. Tete de la Course s female line is also strong and includes stakes winners Spanglet (second dam) Lemon Twist Berberia Chattanooga and Ascorbic. TETE DE LA COURSE Tickets TICKETS (Redoute s Choice Staging by Success Express) n Stands Widden Stud NSW. n Fee 9 900 When you have this pedigree you can afford to have tickets on yourself By the prodigious Redoute s Choice clearly a breed-shaping addition to the dominant Northern Dancer line to reiterate Redoute s Choice s elite racing and breeding deeds seems almost superfluous given his gluttonous media coverage. 72 million in stakes 76 individual stakes winners [and counting] says it all. Tickets is a very valuable inclusion to a growing band of sire-sons of Redoute s Choice which includes Stratum and Snitzel. His dam has been equally prolific in the breeding barn. A multiple Gr2-winning and Gr1-placed million dollar earning mare Staging has produced Gr1 winners Duporth Excites and of course Tickets dashing winner of the Gr2 STC Pago Pago Stakes at 1200m and extending his class to be twice runner-up in pivotal Gr1 events at 1400m and a mile. A leading freshman option by any measure. Newmarket Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd INTEGRITY TRUST KNOWLEDGE SECURITY KNOW-HOW SPECIALISING IN LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR STUDS & AGISTMENT PROPERTIES Toll Free 1800 882 355 Web www.newmarketib.com.au 70 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com sire dilemma Selecting a Freshman Sire can often present breeders with a difficult dilemma... STEPHEN HEMSLEY from Genetic Edge Pedigrees provides a step-by-step guide that will take the guess work out of selecting a Freshman Sire Freshman F or average breeders selecting a freshman sire often presents a dilemma do they risk breeding to an unproven sire or wait until he has produced a few runners and his breeding preferences are a little more proven and then potentially take the risk that his service fee will not increase at a faster rate than his performance as a sire To assist breeders in their assessment of freshman sires we will take a look at two extremes of this season s freshman sire line-up. Firstly the well-performed Reward For Effort who will commence his stud career in 2011 at Chatswood Stud in Victoria and then the shuttle sire Congrats who will stand his first Australian season in 2011 at Vinery Stud but whose USA progeny are now 3-year-olds. Both these sires present different issues for breeders do they breed to the local stallion who has proven his performance under Australian racing conditions or do they select the imported stallion that is already making his mark as a sire in the United States For other than the commercial breeders who simply make the selection based on the projected sales returns this can be a difficult decision and to assist breeders we will analyse each sire and identify the key features that breeders should be targeting. Reward For Effort the Racehorse Not A Single Doubt It will not have escaped the attention of pedigree experts that Reward For Effort was bred along almost identical lines to Not A Single Doubt... Reward For Effort (Exceed and Excel Miss Prospect by Rory s Jester) had only 10 career starts yet his trainer Peter Moody had such strong confidence in the bay colt that he only ever contested stakes races. The confidence shown in Reward For Effort s ability was not misplaced he went on to win the Gr1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes Gr3 STC Concorde Stakes Listed Blue Diamond Preview and Listed MRC Sir John Monash Stakes while also placing in the Gr3 MRC Blue Diamond Prelude and the Gr3 MVRC Ian McEwen Trophy. There is no doubt that Reward For Effort inherited some of his ability from his dam Miss Prospect who in her own right won or placed in 6 stakes races including the Gr2 STC Magic Night Stakes and went on to produce the stakes performers Consular (Royal Academy) and Annie la Vie (Flying Spur). Clearly Reward For Effort has performance on both sides of his pedigree and as a starting point breeders can have some confidence that his progeny will stand a much higher probability of inheriting this performance. For many breeders however performance is not always enough and they would still like some reassurance that Reward For Effort as a sire will be able to pass this performance forward and the best way of determining this is to examine his pedigree. Reward For Effort the Pedigree It will not have escaped the attention of pedigree experts that Reward For Effort was bred along almost identical lines to Not A Single Doubt with both sires being by sons of Danehill and out of mares by Rory s Jester. Just as has been the case with Not A Singe Doubt Danehill and Rory s Jester will provide the greatest genetic influence over Reward For Effort s progeny and breeders can reasonably expect that this influence will continue to be just as strong as it has been with Not A Single Doubt. Not A single Doubt was not as well performed as Reward For Effort and only won at Listed level while his dam was stakes-placed yet he has managed to sire one Gr2 winner three Gr3 winners three Listed winners and 72 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 2011 Freshman sire Feature Reward For Effort was a crack 2YO nine stakes placed runners so far. Reward For Effort also delivers the genetically dominant sire Imposing as the sire of his second dam and this may well have been the secret to his superior performance interestingly Not A single Doubt is lacking any dominant sires in a similar location on his pedigree chart. Again from a breeder s perspective Reward For Effort carries the blood of three well-proven and genetically dominant sires. Not only can Reward For Effort s own performance be attributed to these sires but as demonstrated through Not A Single Doubt they have the ability to pass their performance forward through the respective sire and it could be expected that Reward For Effort will at least equal and in all probability surpass Not A Single Doubt as a sire. But as a sire Reward For Effort is only one half of the equation and how best to select which mares will be capable of completing the other half is what many breeders will now be wrestling with. Reward For Effort the Sire Remembering that Reward For Effort s progeny will be primarily influenced by Danehill in his sire line and Rory s Jester and Imposing in his dam line it is worth looking at what has worked with each of these sires specifically. Breeders have now become very familiar with the range of sires that work well with Danehill and this includes Sir Tristram Zabeel Sadler s Wells Grosvenor Pleasant Colony Woodman Lyphard Roberto Buckpasser and Nureyev to name just a few. Ideally these sires should fill one of three key locations either as the broodmare sire the damsire or the grand sire and it is these locations that provide the greatest opportunity to work with Danehill. For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Breeders may not have had the same exposure to Rory s Jester and it is worth noting that he is best complemented with sires that also have a speed profile and this includes Vain Bletchingly Marscay Biscay Northern Dancer Nearctic Zephyr Bay End Sweep Mr Prospector Lyphard Century and Habitat among others. Once again these sires should fill one of the three key locations within the mare and ideally they should be on the opposite side of the pedigree to the Danehill-compatible sires listed above. As an example Doubtful Jack is out of a mare by the speed sire Marscay who is himself by Biscay and has as his second damsire Sir Tristram in this arrangement the top side of his dam s pedigree is compatible with Rory s Jester and the bottom side is compatible with Danehill. The other sire that should not be forgotten is Imposing and where a mare is used that has sires that are compatible with Danehill Rory s Jester and Imposing there will be an increased probability of them producing a stakes winner. Sires that have compatibility with Imposing include Scenic Success Express Forty Niner Miswaki Riverman Fappiano Centaine and Lord Ballina. Reward For Effort will stand his 2011 freshman season at Chatswood Stud for a fee of 11 000 and given his ability to satisfy all of the above criteria breeders should have no hesitation in using him as he is sure to become more expensive after his first crop hits the track. To summarise breeders should select a freshman sire that as a minimum has some group race success next establish which sires within his pedigree will provide the greatest influence and then identify the sires that have worked with them in the past and where a sire with similar breeding is already at stud look for sire compatibility patterns among their progeny. 73 2011 Freshman sire Feature Congrats the Sire Congrats has set a high bar in the US Congrats the Racehorse Congrats (A.P.Indy-Praise by Mr. Prospector) commenced stud duties in the USA in 2007 and from his first crop has sired 16 individual stakes-performers earning him the crown of Champion First Season Sire 2010 by Winners and Runners an outstanding feat in any country. With 16 stakes-performers including two Gr1 winners in his first crop Congrats will appear to some breeders as a proven sire and not a member of the freshman ranks. However there have been too many failed shuttle stallions for there to be any sure things and as far as Congrats is concerned he will need to prove himself in Australia all over again. Just to keep the record straight Congrats was also no slouch on the track and he recorded seven wins including the Gr2 Santa Anita San Pasqual Listed Churchill Downs Alysheba and was additionally stakes-placed on a further seven occasions including the Gr1 Santa Anita Santa Anita Gr1 Hollywood Park Hollywood Gold Cup Gr2 Saratoga Jim Dandy Gr2 Arlington Washington Park Gr2 Santa Anita San Antonio Gr3 Calder Memorial Day and Listed Hollywood Park Ack Ack. From the above record breeders can have every confidence that Congrats is both a good performer and strong producer and they should have little concern about his ability to pass on his performance to his progeny. Congrats the Pedigree The performance of both Congrats and his progeny will come as no surprise to pedigree experts as all of the sires that occupy the first three sire locations are genetically dominant. His own sire A.P.Indy needs little introduction and he has played a key role in reshaping the thoroughbred in North America his sire Seattle Slew is also dominant and his dam sire Mr Prospector needs little introduction to Australian breeders. Congrats own race performance is in part explained by the strong compatibility between Mr Prospector and Seattle Slew and both sires share a similar profile and therefore have strong genetic compatibility. Meanwhile his second dam sire Northern Dancer also delivers a profile that is complementary to both Mr Prospector and Seattle Slew. From an Australian breeder s perspective there should be nothing difficult about breeding to Congrats and breeders have been selecting sires that display good compatibility with Mr Prospector and Northern Dancer for many years now. Because of the strong genetic similarity that Seattle Slew Mr Prospector and Northern Dancer have the same types of sires will work with all of these dominant sires. 74 The advantage of breeding to a freshman sire such as Congrats is the success that he has already achieved and even though this has been in North America there is already more than enough evidence to indicate what will work with Congrats in Australia. Looking at his first crop stakes performers there are already some strong patterns appearing the dam of Gr1 winner Turbulent Descent is loaded with speed through Forestry and his sire Storm Cat. But in reality these sires were effectively sponsored into the profile through the strong genetic compatibility of Seeking the Gold and A.P.Indy with the sex-balanced double of Mr Prospector being highly effective. The Gr1 winner Wickedly Perfect s dam featured Tactical Cat and his sire Storm Cat and again the speed of these sires was sponsored into the profile by Storm Bird and his compatibility with Seattle Slew add to that the further compatibility of Olympia with Mr Prospector with the sex-balanced double of Secretariat also working well. The dam of Listed-winner Check My Cheeks has the strong speed contribution of Well Decorated and his sire Raja Baba to contend with and these were again sponsored into the profile through the compatibility of Notebook and A.P.Indy. From this brief analysis it is clearly evident that Congrats sire A.P.Indy is extremely important when selecting mares and just behind him in importance are the dominant sires Mr Prospector and Seattle Slew. While Mr Prospector will be familiar to many Australian breeders A.P.Indy and his sire Seattle Slew are possibly not and it is worthwhile spending some time on identifying sires that suit them. As the sire of Congrats A.P.Indy is in a key position of influence and broodmare compatibility will be significantly enhanced by the presence of specific sires that have good genetic compatibility with A.P.Indy and these sires include Palace Music Vice Regent Explodent Stop The Music Twig Moss Lypheor Nasty and Bold Bold Ruckus Fappiano Miswaki Fit To Fight Forty Niner Seeking The Gold and Scenic. While these sires do not have to be the broodmare sire they should appear in the first two sire generations. As Mr Prospector and Seattle Slew both share a similar genetic profile the following sires will provide maximum genetic compatibility with either sire Bletchingly Northern Dancer Marscay Last Tycoon El Qahira Salieri Relaunch Known Fact Magesterial Imposing Blushing Groom Zephyr Bay Halo Icecapade Sharpen Up and Showdown. As highlighted by the early stakes performers of Congrats there is considerable scope to add additional speed into his progeny via the sponsorship strategy. Sires that can effectively be sponsored into his progeny include Storm Cat Dehere Bluebird Marauding Honour and Glory Volksraad French Deputy and Kaapstad with all of these sires capable of upgrading the progeny of Congrats. Congrats will stand his 2011 Australian freshman season at Vinery Stud for a fee of 22 000 and given his North American success he has also demonstrated his ability to satisfy every selection criteria and breeders with a reasonable understanding of their mares compatibility should breed to him with confidence. In summary if approached correctly the selection of a freshman sire can be just as simple as selecting a proven sire and in most cases a lot cheaper and provided they meet the Performance Pedigree and Compatibility criteria then the process will simply come down h to how much you would like to spend. Genetic Edge Pedigrees are the current world leader in thoroughbred Genetic Modelling and can help you to find the best genetic match for your broodmare or simply assist you to achieve the genetic edge that you are seeking in your racing or breeding program. They can be contacted by email at stephen geneticedgepedigrees.pty.net.au or phone Stephen Hemsley on 0408 400 480 for more information. For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Planet Five Planet Five Brings Multi Million Dollar Class He is one of the best sprinters seen on the grass in Europe by his sire. On the dam s side the names of Six Perfections Kingmambo and Miesque leap from the page Tony Arrold Throughbreds The Australian An undisputed top class international pedigree and a quality performer on the racetrack winning the 2010 Gr2 Prix du Gros-Chene defeating champion sprinter Marchand d Or. A pedigree that cannot be faulted. 2011 Fee 6050 inc GST Planet Five Brown Black 2006 16hh Storm Cat (USA) Seix Perfections (FR) by Celtic Swing (GB) Contact Touchstone Farm Glenn Martin 0416 763 861 Alayna Bishop 0409 058 650 Paul Quarrell 0411 659 703 Your local bloodtsock agent John Chalmers 0418 948 604 Grant Burns 0410 683 470 Info touchstonefarm.com.au 75 www.touchstonefarm.com.au Overview 2011 SIRE CROP 10 000 & UNDER Snippetson looks excellent value at 7 700 DiamonDs in The Rough With breeders feeling intense pressures to cut costs Merissa Borg finds many opportunities in the competitive 10 000 and under segment. as it seems and even harder these days. Furthermore when you breed to race there are no guarantees that the subsequent foal will be sound let alone make it to the track so the risk to the non-commercial breeder is seemingly just as large. However at the end of the day whether breeding to sell or breeding to race the common goal should be to breed a racehorse and a good one at that. In order to achieve this you need to start with a mating selection that is compatible on both a physical and pedigree level regardless of what your budget is. At this stage of the game value will become an important consideration for breeders when making their stallion selections. Additionally commercial breeders must consider that the service fee you pay today in order make a profit in two-and-a-half years time will have a direct impact on potential profit. The good news is value can be found at all ends of the scale in all price brackets. Across the wider spectrum of all service fees there are equal numbers of overpriced stallions offering the breeder poor value and it s the breeder s job to weed them out. Interestingly in 2011 there are 638 registered stallions listed on the Australian Studbook and 530 of those are advertised at a service fee of 10 000 or less - that s 83 percent Of those 530 stallions 222 of those are standing for a fee between 5 000 and 10 000. No wonder the prospect of choosing a mate for your mare in this price bracket seems daunting. This aside if you do your homework you will find there are a number of value stallion prospects who tick all the boxes in terms of pedigree and racetrack performance and more than a handful I t s that time of year again with foals dropping all over the place yet many breeders are still agonising over the crucial decision on which stallions to send their mares to in 2011. Once again it s a real mixed bag particularly when you get down to the budget end of the scale - those stallions standing for a fee of 10 000 and under. The recently tough years faced by our industry have lead many breeders to seriously question their breeding strategy and the motive underlying their approach. Most have reassessed their mating plans being even more selective about what broodmares they retain for breeding and which stallions those mares ultimately meet. Moreover possibly the strongest factor to emerge from this major adjustment in breeding and stallion selection is the question of value. As a breeder you have to ask yourself whether you re predominantly breeding to race or breeding to sell. Once you establish this stallion selection should become clearer cut. For purely commercial breeders we know the main aim is to make a profit. But breeding and then selling the resultant yearling at a good profit is not as easy 76 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Challenging as the best bred sire ever to stand in Central West NSW Brian Russell Mosayter Usa (Storm Cat-Bashayer by Mr Prospector) By champion sire STORM CAT 170 SWs 35 Gr1 winners accomplished sire of sires Tale Of The Cat Giant s Causway Hennessy Statue Of Liberty. Bred on the samwe Storm Cat Mr Prospector cross as (and from the same family as) TALE OF THE CAT (63 SWs) and 17 other stakes winners. From one of the worlds greatest families his grandma HEIGHT OF FASHION a 3-times Group winning dam of 6 SWs inc Gr1 winners NAyEF (sire of 2 Gr1 winners) & NASHWAN (36 SWs) & Gr2 winning successful sire UNFUWAIN (45 SWs). Third dam HIGHCLERE a dual Gr1 winner family of the legendary ROUND TABLE. Winners every week sire of this year s Perth winners SOLSAY MR MOET FINAL CUT MICKEY DRIPPIN MUNDULLA ROSE etc 4 400 (inc GST) New to the Central West 52% winners to runners Marechal (Danzero-Gourette by R.B. Chense) Proven sire of 65 winners inc SW GRAND DUELS (10 wins inc VRC Aurie s Star LR Kensington S-LR SAJC W H Wylie H-LR also 3rd VRC Newmarket h-Gr1 Lightning S-Gr1 and earner of 774 910) also Sydney winner GIRLS GO RACING (7 wins and 160 000) GANDALF THE WHITE (6 wins) Brisbane winners PAGAN COUNTY (5 wins) ERIPSNI (5 wins) etc. Bred on the NORTHERN DANCER STAR KINGDOM BRIGADIER GERARD ROUND TABLE cross. Produced from placed Gourette (dam of 5 to race 5 winners) daughter of Gr2-winner R.B. Chense son of the great Brigadier Gerard. MARECHAL a half-brother to the dam of Australian stakes-winners MR TRICKSTER and JUST A KISEKI a SW female family. 2 200 (inc GST) ARGyLE THOROUGHBREDS Panura via Orange Louise Ellis P 02 6366 4234 M 0427 899 827 E arglye_thbreds bigpond.com W www.argylethoroughbreds.com.au Overview 2011 SIRE CROP 10 000 & UNDER who have delivered consistent results for their supporters. There is also the exciting prospect of taking a gamble on a young stallion at a reasonable fee and getting a big pay-day if he does well as a sire. Stallions like Dane Shadow Hidden Dragon and WA stallion Oratorio are good examples of this. Gr3-winning sire Dane Shadow s first and second crops yielded a Gr1 winner in Shellscrape and Shadows in the Sun. In his second season he stood for 7 700. His first crop yearlings averaged 30 000 and two years later they were averaging closer to 50 000. Now he stands at a fee of 16 500 with the likely prospect of more Gr1 winners to come. Hidden Dragon originally stood for 8 800 in his first season at stud. With only two crops to race he has left Gr2 winner Hollowlea and stakes-placed winners Obsidian Dragon Hidden Kisses and Steel Dragon from only 116 starters. He now stands for 13 200 and is among the most popular young sires in Australia. WA stallion Oratorio has sired four individual Group winners Motion Pictures Clueless Angel Gold Rocks and Waratah Secrets and four stakes-placed runners from only 108 runners. He stood for his first four seasons at 6 600 his progeny averaging 30 000 at his first yearling sales and now over 50 000. Not surprisingly he now commands a fee of 27 500. Sorting through the vast number of stallions that stand for under 10 000 you will find a number of sires that were Gr1 winners and have left Gr1 winners. If you re looking for value then this may be a good place to start. Take Nothin Lecia Dane for instance. Here s a sire of over 200 individual winners who was a dual Gr1-winning racehorse of the Gr1 VRC Derby and Gr1 AJC Spring Champion Stakes plus his dam hails from a pedigree that has been a consistent source of Austral- Saxon s results make his fee great value ian stakes-winners. The triple Gr1-runner-up sired dual Gr1 winner Hot Danish (2010 All Aged Stakes and Doomben 10000) and Cinque Cento (Gr1 BTC Doomben Cup) from modest books proving he most certainly upgrades his mares. His service fee is just 4 500. Then there s Danasinga. Admittedly he has stood for up to 16 500 but in 2011 he stands for a super value fee of 8 800. He has sired 385 winners and over 30 stakes-winners including last season s WINNING COLOURS FARM 2011 STALLION ROSTER 4 950 inc GST. LFG (Free Vetting this season only) 3 850 inc GST. LFG (Free Vetting) PROFILE IN STYLE (Ellusive Quest - Dance Dub L by Shantariat) GLACIAL GOLD (Gold Bayou TB - Shimmering Gold by Billionaire) Possessing a dynamic outcross option to both DANEHILL and NORTHERN DANCER mares and highlighting a distaff line littered with black type this is a strong French American family which features the Santa Anita Derby (Gr1) winning MUTTERING Group 2 winning MAXIMILIAN and MIXER and traces back to Group One winners CADEAUX and EARLY GRAY. Bred on the dominant Halo sire line and on the same cross as Group 2 winner DUBLEO (USA) and Group 1 winner URGUN (USA) his dam is a granddaughter of the legendary SECRETARIAT. A striking looking individual perfect for DANEHILL and NORTHERN DANCER line mares his sireline has already produced leading Australian 2YO sire MORE THAN READY as well as multiple Champion Japanese entire SUNDAY SILENCE. S NT Halo Secretariat 3x3 boasts a substantial OU tting 72.2% winners to runners record (colts). ISC Ve Peta Oxenbridge P (02) 63379269 E info winningcoloursfarm.com.au W www.winningcoloursfarm.com.au R A are nths gistm per EW nd m I mo rm a an 9 Sec o Te g s th Lon & les S RD O c la PR 000 dirsee aginst avaiay. 1 f e d D M Free RA ount ment. ble G t 78 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com COMMERCIAL THOROUGHBREDS SA PRESENTS SCAREDEE CAT PRECOCIOUS SPRINTER Scaredee Cat (NZ) is a fast and precocious son of the Storm Cat horse Tale of the Cat himself a Champion Sire of 2-Year-Olds in the U.S. At 2 Scaredee Cat took the MRC Debutante Stakes the first black type race of the season in Melbourne and at 3 he added the Ascot Vale Stakes (gr. II) and was also first past the post in the Vain Stakes. A horse who is demonstrating a good winners-to-runners percentage with his first two crops Scaredee Cat has already been represented by 2011 U.S. graded stakes-placed performer Dahoud and stakes-placed Cat Woman. Won Melbourne s Listed MRC Debutant Stakes on debut at two. At three won the now G1 Ascot Vale Stakes at Flemington in its second fastest time and later was first past the post in the Listed Vain Stakes at Caulfield. Service fee 3 300 Free Return if mare loses pregnancy or foal dies up to 6 months of age Reduced Service Fee and Agistment Deals for 12 months Residency Multiple Booking Deals conditions apply Commercial Thoroughbreds SA also offers the following services Agistment Foaling Down & Walk In Services Ready to Run Preparation & Education Horse Education Sales Preparation & Promotion Bloodstock Management & Advice Selling & Buying Bloodstock LOT 10 LONG VALLEY ROAD STRATHALBYN SA 5255 PH 0400 993 966 or email manager ctbsa.com.au Overview 2011 SIRE CROP 10 000 & UNDER Ready who hails from one of the most prolific families in the Australian Studbook. His first three dams were all Gr1 performers and he s a Derby winner. His first two crops have produced consistent 2YO winner Benny s Halo a runner-up in the prestigious juvenile Gr2 Karrakatta Plate and stakes-placed winner Cuban Sunday. He s available to breeders for 4 400. Gr1 AJC Sires Produce winner Excites also stands at Vinery Stud and you can visit him for 8 800. His first three runners were all winners and his first crop yearlings sold up to 100 000 in the ring making him a likely commercial prospect. Widden Stud has been home to many successful stallions over the generations. Currently their headline act is Champion stallion Stratum however they also have a number of well-priced options to suit breeders including Snippetson Strada Dreamscape Lucky Owners and Tickets. Snippetson represents outstanding value as a sire. His 2011 fee is just 7 700 despite the fact he was one of the top sires by winners second only to Stratum with 48 winners for the 10 11 season. His campaign has been led by Gr2 winner Fast Clip and stakes-winning juvenile Miss Upstart however he has also been helped along by other stakes-performers including Anythingthatmoves and Snip n Duck. The dual stakes-winner also shares the same blue hen dam as Gr1 winner Snowland and Gr2-winning Golden Slipper runnerup Portillo. Queensland s Glenlogan Park is another stud with a leading reputation and one of their proven sires in the under 10K bracket Bradbury s Luck is another shining example of great value. His first crop yearlings averaged almost seven times his service fee with a top price of 210 000. His first crop 2YOs yielded the stakes-winning Gr1 runner-up Ringa Ringa Rosie Gr3-placed Skating On Ice and Listed Gold Coast Bracelet winner In A Tangle. A winner of Gr1 Vinery Stud Stakes winner Mirjurlisa Lass and dual Gr1 winner Metal Bender. Furthermore this half-brother to 4-time Gr1 winner Tracey s Element (dam of 6-time Gr1 winner Typhoon Tracey) has recorded progeny earnings in excess of 30 million. That should make breeders take note. If you re not in the market for a Danehill sire-son then you could consider triple Gr1-winning sire Helenus. Although he probably hasn t been on the radar of many breeders till recently (through the efforts of Cedarberg) he did earn over 2 million on the track and shares the same grand sire as Encosta De Lago. He s only had 136 foals and 78 to the track so a Gr1 BMW winner and a couple of stakes-performers is not a bad effort. What s more sending a mare There are 638 registered stallions listed on the Australian Studbook... 530 at a service fee of 10 000 or less... is only going to set you back 6 600. Further value can also be found by sticking with a well-regarded stud one which has a reputation for generating champion stallions. Take Vinery Stud as an example. They stand dual Champion sire More Than Ready however they also offer breeders a number of well-credentialed stallions at service fees under 10 000. Multiple Group-winner Dubleo was a consistent juvenile who shares the same sire as More Than Ready in Southern Halo. Since entering stud in 2005 he has produced triple stakes-winner Dubleanny and Gr3 runner-up Queenian from only 86 starters. Even more impressive is his winner-to-runner ratio of over 60 per cent and the fact that he stands for just 6 600. Also on the ticket at Vinery Benicio is a Gr1 winner by More Than ALLANDALE PARK THOROUGHBREDS G AT BREEDINATES MATES R Annenkov (IRE) 1st foals on the ground Assafa Barbajuan (IRE) Carry The Crown (CAN) for 6 winners Diogenes 10 runners NEW Martin Place FOR 2011 DVD available Bathurst NSW 2795 Australia Enquiries John or Claire Todd Phone 02 6368 8626 Email enquiries allandale-stud.com.au www.allandale-stud.com.au 80 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com Overview 2011 SIRE CROP 10 000 & UNDER traditional east coast catchment area. Take Heytesbury Stud stallion Saxon for example. The multiple Group-winning 3YO had a cracker of a first season leading first crop 2YO sire by both prize money and winners in WA where he also headed all sires of 2YO winners. Standing for 5 500 his two stakes-performing juveniles include Gr3 runner-up Valley Girl and exciting filly Red Hot Sax. People sometimes tend to drop off a stallion is his second or third season particularly if they haven t shown the goods with their first crop 2YOs. However there are a number of standouts in this under 10K price bracket who have yet to really prove themselves but tick all the boxes as a stallion prospect and shouldn t be discounted by the breeder. For instance Pendragon was a dual Gr3-winning Gr1 runner-up whose first crop yearlings sold for up to 200 000. His first crop 2YOs didn t produce a winner but that shouldn t deter breeders considering his dam was a Champion at three and his sire Elnadim won the Gr1 Newmarket July Cup at four. Also in this category is Churchill Downs whose oldest progeny are 3YOs this season. He was a stakes-winning 2YO who placed third in the Gr1 Golden Slipper. He also trained on to notch a Gr2 win and a second Gr1 placing at three. This year Anthony Cummings paid 200 000 for a colt by this stallion which is a likely indication of the quality he is passing on to his progeny. At a fee of just 8 800 he cannot be ignored. In fact if you look under enough nooks and crannies you re bound to find plenty of hidden value. While one can make a convincing story for almost any stallion just remember to think about what you re trying to achieve and what you re prepared to spend to turn that vision into reality. h Then double the budget and pray Bradbury s Luck the coveted Magic Millions Classic Bradbury s Luck is out of top class sprinter miler Skating a dual Gr1 winner and by Champion sire Redoute s Choice. This stallion has so much to offer breeders at only 8 800. Coolmore Stud is home to multiple Champion sires Encosta de Lago and High Chaparral however they also stand dual Gr1-winning miler and shuttle stallion Aussie Rules at a fee of 8 800. From the family of Gr1 winners Alborada Quarter Moon and Yesterday his oldest progeny will be 3YOs this season. While he hasn t made an impact in Australia yet its worth noting that his first Northern Hemisphere Crop (now 3YOs) included six stakes-winners more than any other first crop sire so he is worth consideration in the value stakes. Sometimes the search for value requires stepping back from the Courvoisier Hennesy (USA) Arctic Scene (CAN) by Arctic Tern (AUS) Winners in 3 states this year 47% Winners to Runners Ratio (as of 01 06 11) inc GST Free Return Conditions apply Discounts for multiple bookings 3 300 365 day annual breeding package.. Includes all costs excluding vet fees 6 600 inc GST. Conditions apply Courvoisier stands at BREEDING RACING TRAINING CITYVIEW Capel WA Mark Wright & Claire Baker P 9727 1943 M 0438 457 181 E cityviewstud bigpond.com For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 81 Gr1 AnnuAl Black Caviar auSt & NZ Gr1 raCeS 82 Complete Summary from 2010-2011 SeaSoN InglIs graduates Out tO COnquer the WOrld nglis graduates have a long tradition of cutting the path to international racetrack success for others to follow. Choisir took on the world in England sweeping past Europe s best sprinters across the Ascot carnival Elvstroem showed his great Aussie fighting spirit to overcome all in Dubai while Fairy King Prawn ventured outside of Hong Kong to Japan and conquered. Given the record-breaking feats in their home countries this season there is certainly plenty of anticipation heading into the international season of 2011 12 on who will join the ever-growing list of Inglis graduates to conquer the world. Black Caviar (Bel Esprit-Helsinge) sold for 210 000 by Swettenham Stud as agent for Gilgai Farm at the 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale has captured the imagination of Australia s general public and the attention of the world s thoroughbred industry with the dominating fashion of her victories. The world s HIGHEST EVER RATED sprinter Black Caviar took all before her last season two Gr2 and six Gr1 wins in 2010 11 from Melbourne to Sydney to Brisbane. Her champion trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen have almost run out of superlatives for the superstar mare as she returns to scale time after time to standing ovations. The International Racing community waits impatiently for the possible chance of seeing the hulking sprinter on their tracks in 2011 12. While Black Caviar had tongues wagging in Australia across the Indian Ocean a filly with a name meaning treasure in Zulu was cutting a swathe through the South African record books. Under the care of Mike de Kock Igugu (GalileoZarinia) became the first filly ever to win her country s Triple Tiara the Gr1 South African Fillies Classic then Gr2 South African Oaks and Gr1 Woolavington 2000 Stakes collecting the R1 million bonus that goes with it. Sold by Kia Ora Stud for 65 000 at the 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Igugu then completed her elevation as South Africa s best horse by taking out the nation s biggest race the Gr1 Durban July. The superstar filly will now be aimed at the 2012 Igugu Dubai World Cup. On the overseas Gr1 front last season Igugu was ably supported by fellow Inglis graduates Sacred Kingdom Ultra Fantasy and Speed Baby in Asia. Ricky Yiu-trained Sacred Kingdom (Encosta de Lago-Courtroom Sweetie) was crowned Champion Hong Kong Sprinter for the fourth consecutive season highlighted by his second consecutive victory in the HK-1 HKJC Centenary Sprint Cup in January. Stablemate Ultra Fantasy (Encosta de Lago-Belle Anglaise) joined fellow Inglis graduates Silent Witness and Takeover Target as the winner of the prestigious Gr1 Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama Japan in October. While Speed Baby (Fastnet Rock-Twisted Heart) asserted himself as one of Asia s top racehorses when taking out the Gr1 Patron s Bowl in Singapore in June that after romping to a seven length victory in Malaysia s Gr1 Coronation Cup earlier in the season. Back home Inglis graduates have taken out honours in the Australian Champion 3YO Filly category five times in the past six seasons and Yosei (Invincible Sprit-Fuji Fairy) put her hand up for the crown in 2010 11 with Gr1 victories in the MRC Thousand Guineas and BTC Tattersall s Tiara. Secret Admirer (Dubawi-Secret Illusion) and Absolutely (Redoute s Choice-Catshaan) were other three-yearold fillies successful at Gr1 level last season in Australia with wins in the ATC Flight Stakes and ATC Oaks respectively. Easter colt Anacheeva (Anabaa-Monroe Magic) was recently named leading three-year-old miler in the official ANZ Classifications for his win in the Gr1 MRC Caulfield Guineas a noted stallionPhoto courtesy of goldcircle.co.za I making race. Seven of the last nine Caulfield Guineas winners have graduated from Inglis sales including the last four of Weekend Hussler Whobegotyou Starspangledbanner and now Anacheeva. Classic graduate Ilovethiscity (Magic Albert-Kensington Rose) gave Inglis graduates the Spring-Autumn Gr1 mile double for three-yearolds with victory in the ATC Randwick Guineas in March. Response (Charge Forward-Live It Up) showed her class in the sprinting ranks in both the Spring and Autumn of last season winning the Gr1 MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes in September and Gr1 SAJC Sportingbet Classic in March. While iron horse Zavite (ZabeelMiss Vita) took his earnings to 2.5million with victory in March s ATC Ranvet Stakes. Response and Zavite were bought from the Easter Yearling Sale for just 50 000 and 80 000 respectively. Certainly one of the stories of the year belonged to the Stephen Farley-trained bargain buy Sincero (Umatilla-Yours As Always). Plucked from the 2009 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale for just 8 000 the Wyong trained galloper won eight races in 2010 11 including the valuable Inglis Guineas at Scone and Gr1 BRC Stradbroke Hcp two runs later taking his career prize money past 1.1 million. Inglis graduate Igugu became the first filly ever to win South Africa s Triple Tiara... Ther 2YO Inglis Race Series contests proved a great guide to the Autumn juvenile features yet again last season. Easter graduate Elite Falls (More Than Ready-Niagara Falls) placed in the ATC Golden Slipper after winning the re-named Inglis Banner at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day while Pane In The Glass (Testa Rossa-Lyrics) went on to place in both the Gr1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes and Gr1 ATC Champagne Stakes after winning the Inglis Nursery and Inglis Classic in Sydney earlier in the season. 2011 12 promises to be an exciting year for Inglis not just watching last season s two-year-olds embarking on the path to the threeyear-old classics but also watching the feats of its graduates all over the world. Inglis graduates Takeover Target Starspangledbanner Musir Silent Witness Ultra Fantasy and Sacred Kingdom have all followed the paths cut by pioneers such as Choisir taking on the world outside of their home country in recent years and winning. Only time will tell if 2011 12 sees fellow graduates such as Black Caviar and h Igugu go to even greater heights on the global stage. 83 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com MAGIC SEASON FOR MILLIONS GRADUATES Stakes and Kingston Town Classic respectively. Two of the Melbourne Autumn Carnival s big stars were Gold Coast graduates Shocking ( 64 000 National Horses in Training Sale) and Eagle Falls ( 170 000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale) winners of the Australian Cup and Oakleigh Plate. The Sydney Autumn Carnival produced many star performances Sacred Choice ( 40 000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale) was outstanding in winning the Doncaster Mile a few months after she clinched the Myer Classic at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Other stars of the Sydney carnival included Atomic Force ( 50 000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale) in the Galaxy Mirjulisa Lass ( 5 000 National Yearling Sale) and the ill-fated Cedarberg ( 35 000 Perth Yearling Sale) in the BMW. Adelaide s big Gr1 double on Super Sunday were both won by horses purchased by connections as yearlings from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Lone Rock ( 75 000) came with a well-timed run under trail-blazing rider Clare Lindop to win The Goodwood while Shadows in the Sun ( 280 000) outstayed his rivals in the South Australian Derby. Perth s grand campaigned Scenic Shot ( 36 000 Perth Yearling Sale) rounded out the season with his second win in the Doomben Cup his earnings shooting past 3 million. While the 14 individual Gr1 winners were obvious standouts a number of outstanding performances also came from other MM graduates in other listed and group events. Magic Millions provided a staggering 123 individual stakes-winners during the season in Australia alone. The average sale price of a Magic Millions stakes winner is 113 007 over 40 000 cheaper than those sold at sales elsewhere in Australia. Magic Millions had the honour of selling the cheapest stakes winner of the season Late Night Flight the 800 Perth sale bargain who has now won his purchaser well over 300 000. Rocket Man ( 60 000 National Yearling Sale) confirmed his status as the leading international sprinter of the world when he won the Gr1 Golden Shaheen in Dubai en-route to his thumping of a quality field in the KrisFlyer International Sprint at his home track of Kranji. Across in New Zealand there was no better two-year-old during the 2010-11 racing season than the fantastic filly Anabandana ( 26 000 National Weanling Sale). She won the Gr1 double of the Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes and Ellerslie Diamond Stakes. She s not the only MM graduate to star abroad at two either Others sold by MM include the Champion Griffin of Hong Kong Bear Hero ( 140 000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale) South Africa s Champion Juvenile Delago Deluxe ( 550 000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale) and Singapore s two-year-old sensation Mr Big ( 21 000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale). The end of season figures certainly read well when prospective buyers take all things into account Magic Millions managing director Vin Cox said. Magic Millions is the industry leader in providing the market with individual stakes and Gr1 winners and winners as a whole. It is pleasing to see that clients of Magic Millions are being rewarded by winning races and importantly those at black type level. And this success isn t just in Australia Magic Millions has sold stakes-winners in the past 12 months in Hong Kong Singapore Malaysia New Zealand South Africa Dubai and Macau Cox added. h T his outstanding racing season for Magic Millions graduates was headlined by the company having sold Champion 2YO Performers across five countries Singapore - Champion 2YO Gingerbread Man Hong Kong Champion 2YO Bear Hero South Africa Champion 2YO Delago Deluxe New Zealand Champion 2YO Anabandana and Korea Champion 2YO Jeonsong Sidae. In Australia no fewer than 14 individual Magic Millions graduates won at racing s elite level during the 2010 11 racing season the most of any sales company. Those Gr1 wins were part of the 5 000 races won in Australia alone during the 12 months period making it over 10 000 for the Globe-trotter Star Witness Magic Millions has sold stakes-winners in the past 12 months in Hong Kong Singapore Malaysia New Zealand South Africa Dubai and Macau. past two seasons. The Gr1 winners ranged in price from 5 000 to 350 000 emphasising the great value and range on offer at the company s sales around the country. Magic Millions also proved to be Australia s top supplier of international Gr1 winners with the likes of Rocket Man Delago Deluxe Fighting Warrior and Anabandana leading the way. Toorak Toff ( 135 000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale) led the way by winning last season s first Gr1 Sydney s million dollar Golden Rose for Damien Oliver and Rick Hore-Lacy. South Australian-bred galloper Captain Sonador ( 30 000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale) soon followed up when he beat a crack field to win the time honoured Epsom Handicap. One of Melbourne s spring carnival stars was last season s crack juvenile Star Witness ( 150 000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale). He showed his rivals who was the best sprinting 3YO when he trashed the field in the Ascot Vale Stakes. Magic Millions graduates Gathering ( 350 000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale) and Playing God ( 27 000 Perth Yearling Sale) completed Perth s big summer carnival double when winning the Railway 84 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com HISTORY-MAKING Gr1 SEASON FOR NZB GRADUATES T he 2010 11 racing season will be heralded as one to remem- for Karaka graduates when Scarlett Lady (Savabeel) staked her ber for New Zealand Bloodstock and for the league of rac- claim as a rising talent and in the hoof-prints of the great Ethereal ing fans in New Zealand and Australia who were treated to she took the Group 2 Doomben Roses Gr1 Queensland Oaks dousome stunning racetrack performances. ble being only the second filly to accomplish the feat. The past season saw New Zealand Bloodstock remain AustralaNew Zealand Bloodstock graduates have won six Derbies around sia s leading thoroughbred auction house in terms of Gr1 success the world since 2010 and Shootoff (Duelled) joined the dynasty with the Karaka sales ring claiming 80 individual Gr1 winners over when making it a Queensland Oaks Derby double for NZB and for the past four seasons. trainer Graeme Rogerson. With these results attained from just 20% of the auctioned yearOn the home front New Zealand Bloodstock sale graduates conling crop New Zealand Bloodstock has been the source of nearly tinued to feature in the classics. Mufhasa (Pentire) was a standout 40% of all Gr1-winning Australasian yearling graduates in the last in the sprinting ranks last season taking his Gr1 winning tally to four years. five. His finishing burst on the outside rail in New Zealand s preThe 2010 11 season has also seen New Zealand Bloodstock break mier sprint the Gr1 Telegraph Handicap saw him defeat a field new ground courtesy of the incomparable So You Think (NZ) (High Chaparral). His move to Aidan NZB s Karaka O Brien s stable in Ireland was a huge loss for racsales arena ing fans throughout Australasia but what he has achieved thus far on the English and Irish turf has only enhanced the reputation of the calibre of thoroughbred athletes produced in this part of the world. The NZB graduate Starcraft (NZ) was one of the first to show British racing fans that Australasian horses can take on the best over a distance greater than 1200-1400 metres and win. But So You Think has taken a step further beating the English in what many consider as the world s strongest middle-distance ranks and in doing so casting New Zealand into the limelight as a source of world class thoroughbreds. Spring racing in New Zealand and Australia saw NZB graduates take eight Gr1 races in total with six of these coming in Melbourne s Spring Carnival. So You Think was of course stunning through his four consecutive Gr1 victories including his history-making second Cox Plate victory where he became the only horse to ever win the great race at ages three and four. The son of High Chaparral also provided the third Cox Plate in four years for NZB graduates. Kiwi filly Brazilian Pulse (Captain Rio) showed that she was the queen of the spring fillies when taking the Wakeful Stakes VRC Oaks double in which NZB provided the Gr1 quinella and Wall Street (Montjeu) continued his scintillating New Zealand form which saw him race within a nose of winning all three Gr1 legs of stacked with New Zealand and Australian talent. He then added Hawke s Bay s Triple Crown to take the Gr1 Emirates Stakes. to the silverware in his following start winning the Gr1 Waikato The Gr1 George Ryder Stakes a contest which attracted some of Draught Sprint. Australia s premier milers saw the 2009 Gr1 Doncaster Handicap Miss Raggedy Ann (Faltaat) made it a clean sweep of New Zeawinner Rangirangdoo (Pentire) show that his time away from the land s elite sprints when beating the boys in the Gr1 Railway Stakes track failed to dampen his ability or tough constitution. Coming The Party Stand (Thorn Park) franked her trainer Roger James late into the race second up off the back of almost a year s absence from decision not to take her across the Tasman when running away with the races his performance was summed up beautifully by his emo- the Gr1 New Zealand Stakes the prolific performer Red Ruler took tional trainer Chris Waller who commented Words cannot explain his thoroughly deserved Gr1 title in the International Stakes and this it was a breathtaking win. Midnight Oil (Keeper) showed her brilliance over the longer trips With Brazilian Pulse proving that she was the class filly of the when winning the last two legs of New Zealand Bloodstock s Filly spring Shamrocker (O Reilly) showed that she was without doubt of the Year Series including the coveted Gr1 New Zealand Oaks. the queen of the crop. The way in which she won the Gr1 AustralNot to be forgotten trainer Jeff Lynds had this thoroughbred ian Guineas against the boys suggested that she was a filly with a tagged from the outset as a top line horse in the making and that big future. hope was realised last season with Booming (Don Eduardo) claimComing round the home corner in the 150th running of the ing back-to-back Gr1 races. His ability to win the Gr1 Zabeel Classic Australian Derby one look at Glenn Boss aboard Shamrocker was over 2000 metres and then come back in trip to the 1600 metres in enough to suggest that the Derby was heading to the filly s growing the Gr1 Thorndon Mile highlighted the class Booming possesses. trophy cabinet. And true to form she became the first filly in 22 All eyes now turn to the spring with many of these Gr1 winners makyears to win the prestigious event and the first filly in history to win ing their anticipated return to the track and there is a sense of excitethe Gr1 Australian Guineas Gr1 Australian Derby double. ment with races such as the Spring Classic the Cox Plate the Cups and Further classic spoils came in the Queensland Racing Carnival of course more of Europe s premier races rapidly approaching. h NZB has been the source of nearly 40% of all Gr1-winning Australasian yearling graduates in the last four years... For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com 85 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 TOOHEYS NEW GOLDEN ROSE 3YO C (Show A Heart-Orong by Grand Lodge) Run over 1400m on August 28 2010 at Rosehill Prizemoney 1 000 000 Trainer Rick Hore-Lacy Jockey Damien Oliver Time 1 21.90 Track Condition Good Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale Price 135 000 Vendor Glenlogan Park TOORAK TOFF SALE GRADUATE Gr1 ROKK EBONY UNDERWOOD STAKES SO YOU THINK 4YO H (High Chaparral Triassic by Tights) Run over 1800m on September 18 2010 at Caulfield Prizemoney 350 000 Trainer Bart Cummings Jockey Steven Arnold Time 1 49.54 Track Condition Good Race Club MRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale Price NZ 110 000 Vendor Windsor Park NZ Then Came Dariana Metal Bender Zavite Shocking Red Ruler Heart Of Dreams Master O reilly Largo Lad Zabrasive Buccellati. SALE GRADUATE 86 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt PhotograPhy by Steve hart Then Came Squamosa Ilovethiscity Decision Time Beauty Glow Kudakulari Masquerader Top Drop Gybe Chance Bye Crystal Lily Praecido Run For Levi Panipique. 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. Allandale Park high country thoroughbreds Allandale Park Thoroughbred Stud Farm Hobbys Yards via Bathurst NSW 2795 T (02) 6368 8626 F (02) 6368 8708 studfarm ix.net.au www.allandale-stud.com.au Claire and John Todd 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 PATINACK SIR RUPERT CLARKE STAKES RESPONSE Run over 1400m on September 18 2010 at Caulfield Prizemoney 350 000 Trainer Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jockey Craig Williams Time 1 22.23 Track Condition Good Race Club MRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Price 50 000 Vendor Alanbridge Stud as agent Then Came No Evidence Needed Woorim Sister Madly We re Gonna Rock Doubtful Jack Rightfully Yours Gathering La Rocket Pinnacles Kidnapped Beltrois Beltrois Electromotive Delayedreaction Jungle Ruler Gold Salute. 4YO M (Charge Forward Live It Up by Match Winner) SALE GRADUATE Gr1 MANIKATO STAKES HAY LIST Run over 1200m on September 24 2010 at Moonee Valley Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer John McNair Jockey Glyn Schofield Time 1 09.94 Track Condition Good Race Club MVRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came True Persuasion Eagle Falls Love Conquers All All Silent Stanzout Reward For Effort Latin News. 5YO G (Statue Of Liberty Sing Hallelujah by Is It True) 88 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt PhotograPhy by Mark gatt Gr1 GEORGE MAIN STAKES MORE JOYOUS 4YO M (More Than Ready Sunday Joy by Sunday Silence) Run over 1600m on September 25 2010 at Randwick Prizemoney 350 000 Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Corey Brown Time 1 35.63 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Trusting Empires Choice Danleigh Black Piranha Coniston Bluebird Theseo Snapy Halo. PhotograPhy by Steve hart Gr1 DAILY TELEGRAPH METROPOLITAN 5YO G (Yamanin Vital Sea Island by Woodman) Run over 2400m on October 2 2010 at Randwick Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Nash Rawiller Time 2 29.95 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Mourayan No Wine No Song Count Encosta Hawk Island Mr Charlie Macedonian Saint Encosta Get Up Jude Prix Du Sang Landlocked Newport. HERCULIAN PRINCE 89 PhotograPhy by Steve hart 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 INGLIS SPRING CHAMPION STAKES EREWHON Run over 2000m on October 2 2010 at Randwick Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Peter Snowden Jockey Hugh Bowman Time 2 02.95 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Retrieve Praecido Shootoff Lion Tamer Giresun Kerchings Equissential Alma s Fury Just About Ready Howdiddydoit Missing In Action. 3YO G (Commands Pseudonym by Quest For Fame) Gr1 COOLMORE FLIGHT STAKES SECRET ADMIRER 3YO F (Dubawi Secret Illusion by Secret Savings) Run over 1600m on October 2 2010 at Randwick Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Grahame Begg Jockey Brenton Avdulla Time 1 34.66 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Price Passed-in for 38 000 (reserve 40 000) Vendor Milburn Creek PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE HART SALE GRADUATE Then Came More Strawberries Parables Slow The Flow Beauty Glow Yosei Zutara Fibrillation Heartsareforlove Crafty Irna Chula Vista. 90 PhotograPhy by Steve hart Bengalla Roster 2011 Bite The Bullet (SPECTACULAR BID (USA) LASSIE S LADY (USA) BY ALYDAR) Gr2 winner from the family of Duke of Marmalade A.P INDY and Summer Squall. SIRE of Triple-Gr1-winner SNIPER S BULLET and Group winners Pleasure Giver and The Jackal 6 600 1 650 Magic Winner (UBETIDO (AUS) MAGIC PALACE (AUS) BY SOVEREIGN RED) Speedy Listed winning Sire of 38 runners for 20 winners and 6 placegetters 2 200 Silent Action (SUNDAY SILENCE (USA) NANCE CHRISSIE (AUS) BY BLUEBIRD) Versatile Race horse with wins from 1200m to 2050m by Quality sire sensation Sunday Silence from the family of Triple-Gr1 winning NOVEMBER RAIN and Champion 2YO and now sire San Luis 3 300 Dane Fever (DANEHILL (USA) CAMPBELL FEVER (AUS) BY BLUEBIRD) Gr3 placegetter by Champion sire-of-sires Danehill brother to Listed winner Whoppit from the family of Champion 2YO Midnight Fever Astrodame and ROCK CLASSIC Bengalla Stud Old Bengalla Rd Muswellbrook NSW 2333 Enquiries Michael Fitzgerald Mobile 0428 429 614 Phone (02) 6543 4741 Fax (02) 6541 4355 Email bengallastud hunterlink.net.au 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 TELSTRA T-BOX EPSOM HCP CAPTAIN SONADOR 4YO H (Shamardal Pushing Daisies by Kenny s Best Pal) Run over 1600m on October 2 2010 at Randwick Prizemoney 350 000 Trainer Roger Milne Jockey Glen Boss Time 1 34.12 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale Price 30 000 Vendor Mill Park Then Came Trusting Sacred Choice Hidden Wonder Prince Braeman Black Piranha Centennial Park Dealer Principal Leica Larrikin Neeson Firebolt Danleigh Doubtful Jack Bay Window Once Were Wild Keepin The Dream Returntosender Sainthood Cannonball Snapy Halo. SALE GRADUATE Gr1 TURNBULL STAKES ZIPPING Run over 2000m on October 2 2010 at Flemington Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Robert Hickmott Jockey Nicholas Hall Time 2 03.23 Track Condition Dead Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2003 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Price 190 000 Vendor Collingrove Stud Then Came Shocking Shoot Out Metal Bender Typhoon Tracy Faint Perfume Buccellati Vigor Zabrasive Jessicabeel Dariana Monaco Consul Sterling Prince Descarado Speed Gifted Zavite. 9YO G (Danehill Social Scene by Grand Lodge) SALE GRADUATE 92 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt PhotograPhy by Steve hart Gr1 DAVID JONES TOORAK HANDICAP MORE JOYOUS 4YO M (More Than Ready Sunday Joy by Sunday Silence) Run over 1600m on October 9 2010 at Caulfield Prizemoney 350 000 Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Nash Rawiller Time 1 36.40 Track Condition Good Race Club MRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came We re Gonna Rock Poor Judge Luen Yat Forever Kidnapped Avienus Gold Salute Spacecraft Chasm La Rocket Ghostmilk Drumbeats Response Allez Wonder No Jurisdiction. Gr1 YALUMBA STAKES SO YOU THINK 4YO H (High Chaparral Triassic by Tights) Run over 2000m on October 9 2010 at Caulfield Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Bart Cummings Jockey Steven Arnold Time 2 02.45 Track Condition Good Race Club MRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale Price NZ 110 000 Vendor Windsor Park NZ Then Came Alcopop Whobegotyou Red Ruler Master O reilly Empires Choice. SALE GRADUATE 93 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt PhotograPhy by Mark gatt 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 THE AGE CAULFIELD GUINEAS ANACHEEVA 3YO C (Anabaa Monroe Magic by Zabeel) Run over 1600m on October 9 2010 at Caulfield Prizemoney 1 000 000 Trainer Peter Moody Jockey Luke Nolen Time 1 37.01 Track Condition Good Race Club MRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Price 110 000 Vendor Widden Stud as agent Then Came Run For Levi Masquerader Toorak Toff Rekindled Interest Smokin Joey Cosmonaut Bullbars Intencion Ilovethiscity Quarterbar Epic Dragon Hollowlea Kudakulari Fort Chauvel Seriously Good. SALE GRADUATE Gr1 SCHWEPPES THOUSAND GUINEAS YOSEI Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Stuart Webb Jockey Michelle Payne Time 1 39.81 Track Condition Slow Race Club MRC WINNERS DETAILS 3YO F (Invincible Spirit Fuji Fairy by Fuji Kiseki) Run over 1600m on October 13 2010 at Caulfield SALE GRADUATE Sale 2008 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale Price Passed-in for 14 500 (reserve 15 000) Vendor Woodlawn Park as agent PhotograPhy by Mark gatt Then Came Heartsareforlove Brazilian Pulse Ambers Waltz Sistine Angel More Strawberries Pinker Pinker Divorces Maraaseem Sussuro Alittlebitofmonica Jesse s Girl Ringa Ringa Rosie Melted Party Hard Plastic Fantastic. 94 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt Be a Winner On the racetrack or in the sale ring Update From The USA A feed supplement for horses in training administered orally and excellent for horses of all ages with no prohibited substAnces A rice brAn oil extrAct a unique specially formulated emulsified liquid concentrate resulting in enhanced absorption contains the finest and purest form of the Japanese rice bran extract available on the market today Manufactured in and fully imported from the usA endorsed worldwide by leading horsemen racing stables and studs note Application for registration has been lodged with nrA. 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BB Formula advertised and sold under the name of Body Builder in the USA. 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 BMW CAULFIELD CUP DESCARADO Run over 2400m on October 16 2010 at Caulfield Prizemoney 2 600 000 Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Chris Munce Time 2 35.69 Track Condition Heavy Race Club MRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Harris Tweed Monaco Consul Shocking Manighar Mr Medici Zavite Metal Bender Herculian Prince Triple Honour Alcopop Tokai Trick Mourayan Red Ruler Valdemoro Buccellati Faint Perfume Dariana. 4YO G (High Chaparral Karamea Lady by Lord Ballina) Gr1 TATTS WS COX PLATE SO YOU THINK 4YO H (High Chaparral Triassic by Tights) Run over 2040m on October 23 2010 at Moonee Valley Prizemoney 3 000 000 Trainer Bart Cummings Jockey Steven Arnold Time 2 07.45 Track Condition Dead Race Club MVRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale Price NZ 110 000 Vendor Windsor Park NZ Then Came Zipping Whobegotyou Shoot Out More Joyous Avienus Wall Street Captain Sonador Trusting Luen Yat Forever. PhotograPhy by Mark gatt SALE GRADUATE 96 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt LEADERS IN THOROUGHBRED AUCTION SALES PRIVATE SALES INSURANCE AIRFREIGHT AND LEASING & FINANCE 2011 READY TO RUN SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS 15 & 16 NOVEMBER AT KARAKA BREEZE UPS 17 & 18 OCTOBER AT TE RAPA 2012 KARAKA MILLION TWILIGHT MEETING 29 JANUARY AT ELLERSLIE 2012 NATIONAL YEARLING SALES SERIES 30 JANUARY - 6 FEBRUARY AT KARAKA 2012 NATIONAL WEANLING BROODMARE & MIXED BLOODSTOCK SALE 30 APRIL - 2 MAY AT KARAKA 2012 WINTER MIXED BLOODSTOCK SALE 3 AUGUST AT KARAKA 2012 SOUTH ISLAND SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS & MIXED BLOODSTOCK 10 AUGUST IN CHRISTCHURCH Dates may be subject to change. Contact New Zealand Bloodstock now for more information Phone 64 9 298 0055 Email reception nzb.co.nz Website www.nzb.co.nz 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 MYER CLASSIC SACRED CHOICE 5YO M (Choisir Sacred Habit by Sir Tristram) Run over 1600m on October 30 2010 at Flemington Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Joseph Pride Jockey Corey Brown Time 1 38.91 Track Condition Heavy Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2007 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale Price 40 000 Vendor Goodwood Farm as agent Then Came Typhoon Tracy Hot Danish Believe N Achieve Culminate No Evidence Needed Marquardt Palacio De Cristal Yosei. PhotograPhy by Mark gatt SALE GRADUATE Gr1 COOLMORE STUD STAKES STAR WITNESS 3YO C (Starcraft Leone Chiara by Lion Hunter) Run over 1200m on October 30 2010 at Flemington Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Danny O Brien Jockey James Winks Time 1 09.97 Track Condition Good Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale Price 150 000 Vendor Almavale Bloodstock as agent Then Came Curtana Shrapnel Buffering Parriwi Sistine Angel Soul General Truce Potions Solar Charged Pressday The Ruffian No Hesitation. PhotograPhy by Mark gatt SALE GRADUATE 98 Gr1 LONGINES MACKINNON STAKES 4YO H (High Chaparral Triassic by Tights) Run over 2000m on October 30 2010 at Flemington Prizemoney 1 000 000 Trainer Bart Cummings Jockey Steven Arnold Time 2 04.92 Track Condition Dead Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale Price NZ 110 000 Vendor Windsor Park NZ Then Came Descarado Ginga Dude Shoot Out Red Colossus Shocking Rainbow Styling Trusting Faint Perfume Kidnapped Metal Bender C est La Guerre. SO YOU THINK SALE GRADUATE Gr1 AAMI VICTORIA DERBY LION TAMER 3YO C (Storming Home Lioness by Generous) Run over 2500m on October 30 2010 at Flemington Prizemoney 1 500 000 Trainer Murray & Bjorn Baker Jockey Hugh Bowman Time 2 46.43 Track Condition Slow Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Praecido Retrieve Digital Fortress Rekindled Interest Almindoro Yulalona Cosmonaut Shootoff Ulundi Luckyi mbarefoot Kirinata Perfect Pecs Smokin Joey Tale Of Thunder Kudakulari. 99 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt PhotograPhy by Mark gatt 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 EMIRATES MELBOURNE CUP AMERICAIN 5YO H (Dynaformer America by Arazi) Run over 3200m on November 2 2010 at Flemington Prizemoney 6 175 000 Trainer Alain de Royer Dupre Jockey Gerald Mosse Time 3 26.87 Track Condition Slow Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Gr1 CROWN OAKS BRAZILIAN PULSE 3YO F (Captain Rio Sharazad by Tenby) Run over 2500m on November 4 2010 at Flemington Prizemoney 1 000 000 Trainer Mike Moroney Jockey Craig Williams Time 2 41.64 Track Condition Slow Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 NZ Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale Price NZ 26 000 Vendor Raffles Farm as agent Then Came Shamrocker Placement Kittens Beauty Glow Shezaten Maraaseem Precious Lorraine Dizlago Yosei Heartsareforlove Speed Of Dark. SALE GRADUATE 100 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt PhotograPhy by Mark gatt Then Came Maluckyday So You Think Zipping Harris Tweed Holberg Manighar Precedence Illustrious Blue Mr Medici Once Were Wild Tokai Trick Shoot Out Monaco Consul Master O reilly Campanologist Profound Beauty Shocking Red Ruler Buccellati Linton Zavite Descarado. 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 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 PATINACK FARM CLASSIC 4YO M (Bel Esprit Helsinge by Desert Sun) Run over 1200m on November 6 2010 at Flemington Prizemoney 750 000 Trainer Peter Moody Jockey Ben Melham Time 1 07.96 Track Condition Dead Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Price 210 000 Vendor Swettenham Stud as agent BLACK CAVIAR SALE GRADUATE Gr1 EMIRATES STAKES WALL STREET 6YO G (Montjeu Villa Wanda by Grand Lodge) Run over 1600m on November 6 2010 at Flemington Prizemoney 1 000 000 Trainer Jeff Lynds Jockey Hugh Bowman Time 1 36.73 Track Condition Dead Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2006 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale Price NZ 100 000 Vendor Te Mania Thoroughbreds Then Came Dao Dao Chasm Luen Yat Forever Trusting Drumbeats Snow Alert Sniper s Bullet Palacio De Cristal Black Piranha Sound Journey Albert The Fat Captain Sonador Allez Wonder Gold Salute Rothera. SALE GRADUATE 102 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK GATT Then Came Star Witness Ortensia All Silent Melito Hay List Eagle Falls. Patinack Farm has launched the Patinack 1 Million Breeders Bonus - a scheme that will see 1 million in bonuses divided between the breeders and owners of metropolitan winners sired by Patinack Farm s stallions . An annual pool of 1 000 000 will be distributed 50 50 to both the breeder and the owner s of metropolitan race winners (does not include Group races) sired by a Patinack stallion . The break-up will be 20 000 for each Saturday metropolitan winner in NSW and Victoria. 10 000 for each mid-week metropolitan winner in NSW and Victoria. 10 000 for each Saturday metropolitan winner in Queensland. WHAT IF MY HORSE IS ALREADY REGISTERED FOR A BONUS SCHEME The Patinack Farm Bonus will be distributed on top of any other bonuses that are accumulated - BOBS Super VOBIS and QTIS etc. EXAMPLE MRC 2yo 1000m Handicap. 70 000 30 000 20 000 120 000 Prizemoney Super VOBIS PF Breeders Bonus TOTAL HOW WILL THE BONUS BE DISTRIBUTED The bonus will be shared equally between the Owner and the Breeder of the horse on a 50 50 basis. HOW ARE THE OWNER AND BREEDER DETERMINED The Breeder will be determined by reference to the owner s listed on the Stallion Service Contract. The Owner will be determined by reference to the owner s listed by the State s racing body in which the horse predominantly resides. HOW DO I CLAIM MY BONUS The onus will be on the Owner and the Breeder to notify and claim their respective proportion of the bonus from Patinack Farm (Forms can be downloaded from our website). The Owner and Breeder will have 12 months from the date of the win to apply for bonus payments. WHY HAVE PATINACK FARM INITIATED THIS BONUS SCHEME To reward the broodmare owners who have supported Patinack Farm s roster and the industry participants who have purchased the progeny of our stallions. We view breeders and owners as an integral part of our operation and we welcome you all to share in the wave of success. Not applicable to Beautiful Crown (USA) and applicable to 2 and 3yo only. 20 000 10 000 10 000 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS HOW WILL THE BONUS POOL OPERATE Patinack Farm will make a maximum pool amount of 1 000 000 available to be paid to eligible Breeders and Owners during the racing season. 1st August - July 31st in any given year. WHICH HORSES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BONUS The progeny of all Patinack Farm stallions are eligible to receive the bonus. Excluding Beautiful Crown. WHICH RACES DOES THE BONUS APPLY TO All metropolitan 2 and 3 year old races conducted in NSW and Victoria. And every Saturday metropolitan 2 and 3 year old race conducted in Queensland. Excluding Group events. CALL Joe Heather 0413 712 465 Bradley Knox 0417 252 178 Adam Henry 0408 053 234 Fergal Connolly 0416 381 786 Troy Jones 0428 632 966 Ben Lawrence 0427 392 130 Visit www.patinackfarm.com for more information & full Breeder s Bonus Terms & Conditions nominations patinackfarm.com www.patinackfarm.com Casino PrinCe Husson (arG) Murtajill Wonderful World raHeeb beautiful CroWn (usa) neW 2011 loPe de VeGa (ire) MonaCo Consul (nZ) teranaba 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 RAILWAY STAKES GATHERING Run over 1600m on November 20 2010 at Ascot Prizemoney 1 000 000 Trainer John Thompson Jockey Craig Williams Time 1 35.11 Track Condition Good Race Club WATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale Price Passed-in for 260 000 (reserve 350 000) Vendor Coolmore Stud Then Came Famous Roman Megatic Grand Nirvana Impressive Jeuney West River Charley Trusting God Has Spoken For Your Eyes Only Clueless Angel Colour Correct Black Piranha Sniper s Bullet Tarzi Triple Honour Inarticulate. 4YO G (Tale Of The Cat Celebria by Peintre Celebre) SALE GRADUATE Gr1 KINGSTON TOWN CLASSIC 3YO G (Blackfriars Dolly Will Do by Rubiton) Run over 1800m on December 4 2010 at Ascot Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Neville Parnham Jockey Steve Parnham Time 1 48.98 Track Condition Good Race Club WATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale Price 27 000 Vendor Durham Lodge Then Came Impressive Jeuney Trusting Colour Correct Ranger Triple Honour Ma Chienne God Has Spoken Black Piranha Tranquility Famous Roman Grand Nirvana Gondorff. PLAYING GOD SALE GRADUATE 104 PhotograPhy by Scott hollandS PhotograPhy by Scott hollandS Heytesbury Stud 2011 Stallions saxon Bay 2001 16.1hh Entered Stud 2007 (Danehill-Jeanatta Cochrane by Sadler s Wells) Multiple Group winning three year old A leading first crop 2YO sire in Australia Leading first crop sire in WA and leading WA 2YO sire 2010 11 racing season By champion sire Danehill from a mare by champion sire Sadler s Wells 5 500 inc GST husson Lightning Bay 2004 15.3hh Entered Stud 2008 (Hussonet-Snip Snip by Snippets) By Hussonet the most successful Group One producing sire at stud in Australia today. Multiple winning 2YO just like his sire Hussonet. Outcross to Danehill. Excellent fertility and fantastic temperament. First Australian Group winner by champion sire Hussonet. Very even foals in Hussonet s mould Good strong and precocious looking types. 5 500 inc GST heytesbury stud www.heytesburystud.com.au Nigel Reid 0419 967 879 nigel.reid heytesbury.com.au 3607 Southwest Hwy Keysbrook WA 6126 Ph (08) 9525 8000 Fax (08) 9525 8007 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 C.F. ORR STAKES TYPHOON TRACY 5YO M (Red Ransom Tracy s Element by Last Tycoon) Run over 1400m on February 12 2011 at Caulfield Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Peter Moody Jockey Luke Nolen Time 1 22.72 Track Condition Dead Race Club MRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Heart Of Dreams Ortensia Danzylum Doubtful Jack Spacecraft Trusting Luen Yat Forever Linton Zipping Shocking Kutchinsky Faint Perfume Precedence Moudre Rebel Soldier. Gr1 COOLMORE LIGHTNING STAKES 4YO M (Bel Esprit Helsinge by Desert Sun) Run over 1000m on February 19 2011 at Flemington Prizemoney 750 000 Trainer Peter Moody Jockey Ben Melham Time 0 57.20 Track Condition Dead Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Price 210 000 Vendor Swettenham Stud as agent Then Came Hay List Warm Love Grand Duels Crystal Lily True Persuasion King Pulse Leapfrog Tollesprit. BLACK CAVIAR SALE GRADUATE 106 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt PhotograPhy by Mark gatt Gr1 SPORTINGBET OAKLEIGH PLATE EAGLE FALLS 3YO C (Hussonet Desina by Desert King) Run over 1100m on February 26 2011 at Caulfield Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer David Hayes Jockey Damien Oliver Time 1 02.28 Track Condition Good Race Club MRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2007 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale Price 170 000 Vendor Corumbene Stud Then Came Avenue Hinchinbrook Varenna Miss Solar Charged Undeniably Response General Truce Panipique Reward For Effort Keano Shellscrape Cardinal Virtue Catapulted Faster Son Set For Fame First Command. SALE GRADUATE Gr1 ROKK EBONY FUTURITY STAKES MORE JOYOUS 4YO M (More Than Ready Sunday Joy by Sunday Silence) Run over 1400m on February 26 2011 at Caulfield Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Corey Brown Time 1 21.79 Track Condition Good Race Club MRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Whobegotyou Dao Dao King Mufhasa Voile Rouge Ortensia Doubtful Jack We re Gonna Rock Avienus C est La Guerre. PhotograPhy by Mark gatt 107 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 PATINACK FARM BLUE DIAMOND STAKES SEPOY Prizemoney 1 000 000 Trainer Peter Snowden Jockey Kerrin McEvoy Time 1 08.55 Track Condition Good Race Club MRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold 2Y0 C (Elusive Quality Watchful by Danehill) Run over 1200m on February 26 2011 at Caulfield Gr1 ATC CHIPPING NORTON STAKES DANLEIGH Run over 1600m on March 5 2011 at Warwick Farm Prizemoney 350 000 Trainer Chris Waller Jockey Hugh Bowman Time 1 35.77 Track Condition Good Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Centennial Park Sacred Choice Maluckyday Melito Descarado Lorne Dancer Theseo Luen Yat Forever Illustrious Blue Once Were Wild Zavite Vision And Power. 7YO G (Mujahid Graceful Lily by Dr Grace) 108 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt PhotograPhy by Mark gatt Then Came Hallowell Belle Masthead Metonymy Holdontoyahorses Delago s Lad Running Tall Grand Britannia Spectrolite Anevay Envious Arctic Command Atomic Helping Hand. L O RDS A LEAPING (AUS) - BAy - 2001 Lords A Leaping is one of the few sons of Zabeel to win as a 2 year old and continue as a 3 year old at classic group level. Lords A Leaping has the conformation the courage and the pedigree to make him a highly Sir tristram Sire ZABEEL (NZ) Lady Giselle successful breeding proposition. His blacktype pedigree is extensive and traces in direct female descent to a daughter of St Simon (GB) who is heralded as being the most important influence world wide on the modern day racehorse. sir Ivor B.1965 isolt Nureyev Valderna Sir Gaylord Attica round table All My eye Northern Dancer Special Val de Loir derna Northern Dancer South Ocean sir Ivor dusky evening Star Kingdom Magic Symbol Vice regal Moon Chariot 3 500 inc gst free return LORDs A LEAPINg (AuS) dam TURTLE DOVE (AuS) Bluebird Storm Bird ivory dawn Jovial Lass Biscay Quiet Little drink natur a l blitz (AUS) - BAy - 1999 3 500 inc gst free return With winnings over 1.25 million (multiple Group 2 Winner & Multiple Group 1 Placegetter) Natural Blitz is blessed with a rare combination of early speed and an exceptionally strong finish winning on debut as a 2YO over 1000m. Well proven weight-for-age he s a tough and durable racehorse... a Group Winner in three States of Australia. After six high class seasons of racing against the best throughout his career he retired sound. Natural Blitz has to be one of the best performed racehorses to stand at Stud. His sire and dam line are a formidable combination and should nick perfectly with our Australasian pedigrees. Vice regent deputy Minister Northern dancer Victoria regina Bunty s flight Shakney Bold ruler Somethingroyal damascus Bill and i Sir ivor isolt Nureyev Valderna Bismark ii Kind regards Jim french Mavala BOtH StANdiNG At CrOMArtrY PArK Stud ALONGSide freSHMAN Sire fAMOuS rOMAN (PAGe 63) Sire DEHERE (uSA) Sister dot NATURAL BLITZ (AuS) dam MOHAVE DANCER (NZ) ebony Sye Mint Copy Secretariat Sword Game Zabeel Sir tristram Lady Giselle Vice regal Mohave 4761 Brand Hwy Gingin WA 6503 P 08 9575 4045 M Olga McKenzie 0418 194 998 E info cromartrypark.com.au W www.cromartrypark.com.au 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 AUSTRALIAN GUINEAS SHAMROCKER 3YO F (O Reilly Bohemian Blues by Blues Traveller) Run over 1600m on March 4 2011 at Flemington Prizemoney 750 000 Trainer Danny O Brien Jockey Glen Boss Time 1 35.33 Track Condition Good Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 NZ Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale Price 65 000 Vendor Valchi Downs Then Came Bullbars Playing God Mr Chard Under The Eiffel Anacheeva Southern Speed Eclair Surprise Spirited Eagle Startsmeup Smokin Joey Dusty Star Enjin Number Nine We Can Say It Now Run For Levi Hollowlea. SALE GRADUATE Gr1 TURNPOINT ROYAL RANDWICK GUINEAS ILOVETHISCITY 3YO C (Magic Albert Kensington Rose by Kenfair) Run over 1600m on March 12 2011 at Warwick Farm Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Grahame Begg Jockey Brenton Avdulla Time 1 35.30 Track Condition Good Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Price 40 000 Vendor Fairview Park as agent Then Came Skilled Light Brigade Absolutelyawesome Pressday Praecido Retrieve Goldstone Shootoff Top Drop. SALE GRADUATE 110 PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE HART PhotograPhy by Mark gatt For a one-stop thoroughbred resource... Since our inception in 1996 Arion has grown to be the sole provider of thoroughbred pedigree pages to all thoroughbred auction houses in Australasia including New Zealand Bloodstock Magic Millions and William Inglis. We are pleased to have a close working relationship with AAP The Australian Studbook New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing and Weatherbys (GB) Our website site features over 4 million thoroughbreds and their race records race results added daily from over 60 countries worldwide a choice of catalogue pedigree styles covering William Inglis Magic Million and NZ Bloodstock and in PDF or RTF format a Stallion Roster covering ALL stallions currently at stud in Australasia Horse Tracker - Register your stallion with us We will inform you by email when progeny by the stallion have trialed entered in races and the subsequent race result. - Register your broodmare with us We will inform you by email when progeny out of the broodmares OR her daughters have trialed entered in races and the subsequent result. Away from the website we offer a wide range of services to non-sales company clients. To stud masters we offer a nightly update of their stallion s performances via ftp and our Horse Tracker service has an extensive following. visit arion.co.nz Australia and New Zealand s leading thoroughbred pedigree provider Stallion Roster All known stallions standing at stud with their stud performances updated nightly. Data Centre new The recently released Data Centre allows users to interrogate our database with interactive viewing of racing breeding and sales information. 2YO Watch Lists the Stallion s current 2YO s performances including trial and race Results and all upcoming 2YO Acceptances SireReports Nicks Reports A varied selection of nicks and descendants reports enabling detailed analysis of breeding theories. Kyla Johnston General Manager Mob 64 (0) 21 864 224 Email kylaj arion.co.nz Andrew Stewart Bloodstock Manager Mob 64 (0) 21 864 226 Email andrews arion.co.nz Telephone 64 7 827 7730 Freephone 0800 4ARION PO Box 941 Cambridge 3450 New Zealand Arion Pedigrees www.arion.co.nz www.arion.co.nz 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 LEXUS NEWMARKET HANDICAP 4YO M (Bel Esprit Helsinge by Desert Sun) Run over 1200m on March 12 2011 at Flemington Prizemoney 1 000 000 Trainer Peter Moody Jockey Luke Nolen Time 1 07.36 Track Condition Good Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Price 210 000 Vendor Swettenham Stud as agent BLACK CAVIAR SALE GRADUATE Gr1 DUBAI AUSTRALIAN CUP SHOCKING Run over 2000m on March 12 2011 at Flemington Prizemoney 1 000 000 Trainer Mark Kavanagh Jockey Corey Brown Time 2 00.95 Track Condition Good Race Club VRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2007 Magic Millions Queensland Horses-In-Training Sale Price 45 000 Vendor Ilala Stud 5YO H (Street Cry Maria Di Castiglia by Danehill) SALE GRADUATE 112 PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE HART Then Came Linton Playing God Scenic Shot Precedence Laristan Cedarberg Heart Of Dreams Moudre Ginga Dude Mourayan Mr Charlie C est La Guerre Alcopop Lord Pyrus. PhotograPhy by Steve hart Then Came Crystal Lily Beaded Response King Pulse Hinchinbrook Star Witness Chasm Eagle Falls Snapparazi Grand Duels. E-TRakka CONTINUES TO EVOLVE Imagine you had a tool that enabled you to LOOK inside a horse and SEE its fitness level. That tool is E-TRAKKA the equine fitness monitoring system that accurately monitors training sessions. E-TRAKKA trainers have now collected some 20 000 readings from around the world. The overwhelming evidence has proven conclusively and without a doubt that E-TRAKKA information does help racehorse trainers. Every trainer wishing to improve their professionalism and knowledge should not ignore the immense value offered by E-TRakka . Contact Andrew Stuart to find out how E-TRAKKA can enhance your training. kEy BENEFITS E-Trakka readings are relative to race results (performance predication) Training sessions can be tailored to the individual horse Early identification of the horse s ability allows both the trainer and owner to make better career decisions Lameness and health problems are easier to detect system is easy to use as it has been The designed by horsemen for horsemen Sectional times are accurate (even in the dark). Danny Morton Perth Trainer After using the E-TrAkkA system I elected to run him (Scenic Blast) in the sprints rather than distance events Robert Smerdon Caulfield Trainer E-TrAkkA is an invaluable training tool that has assisted me on many occasions Colin Little Caulfield Trainer A very good training aid greatly improved with the new GPS engine The Revolutionary E-TRakka Carbon Fibre GPS antenna Equitronics P L is proud to announce the REVOLUTIONARY Carbon Fibre GPS antenna system (located on the back of the saddle blanket). Previously the rider wore a GPS antenna in their Lycra hat. However recent advances in technology have allowed the GPS antenna to be fully integrated with the saddle blanket removing any need for the rider to have a connection to the E-TRAkkA system. THE FUTURE IS NOW EVERY BEAT COUNTS a PO Box 1305 Booragoon WA 6954 Contact Andrew Stuart Managing Director M 0422 868 181 E Andrew.Stuart equitronics.com.au P (08) 9315 4570 W www.equitronics.com.au 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 RANVET STAKES ZAVITE Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Anthony Cummings Jockey Glen Boss Time 2 05.50 Track Condition Slow Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS 8YO G (Zabeel Miss Vita by Alleged) SALE GRADUATE Run over 2000m on March 19 2011 at Rosehill Sale 2004 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Price 80 000 Vendor Fairdale Stud Then Came Descarado Hawk Island Maluckyday Sacred Choice Illustrious Blue Keep The Peace. Gr1 COOLMORE CLASSIC ALOHA Prizemoney 600 000 Trainer Mick Price Jockey Glen Boss Time 1 30.51 Track Condition Slow Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold 4YO M (Encosta de Lago Tennessee Midnight by Danehill) Run over 1500m on March 19 2011 at Rosehill 114 PhotograPhy by Steve hart Then Came Jersey Lily Melito Happy Hippy No Evidence Needed Montana Flyer Palacio De Cristal Hidden Wonder Warpath Strawberry Field Turnstiles Miss Gai Flyer Lovemelikearock Graceful Anna More Strawberries. PhotograPhy by Steve hart 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 PULSE PHARMACY WILLIAM REID 4YO M (Bel Esprit Helsinge by Desert Sun) Run over 1200m on March 25 2011 at Moonee Valley Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Peter Moody Jockey Luke Nolen Time 1 10.00 Track Condition Good Race Club MVRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Price 210 000 Vendor Swettenham Stud as agent Then Came Crystal Lily Hinchinbrook Perturbo True Persuasion Master Harry Das Machen. BLACK CAVIAR SALE GRADUATE Gr1 SPORTINGBET CLASSIC RESPONSE Run over 1200m on March 26 2011 at Morphettville Prizemoney 350 000 Trainer Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jockey Dwayne Dunn Time 1 09.08 Track Condition Good Race Club SAJC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Price 50 000 Vendor Alanbridge Stud as agent Then Came Beaded Miss Octopussy Valentine Miss Dubleanny Avenue Panipique Impressive Eagle Varenna Miss Happy Angel Dance Of The Ocean I m A Hussy. 4YO M (Charge Forward Live It Up by Match Winner) SALE GRADUATE 116 PhotograPhy by bruno Canatelli PhotograPhy by Mark gatt Gr1 SCHWEPPES OAKS LIGHTS OF HEAVEN 3YO F (Zabeel I m In Heaven by Volksraad) Run over 2008m on March 26 2011 at Morphettville Prizemoney 350 000 Trainer Peter Moody Jockey Luke Nolen Time 2 05.35 Track Condition Good Race Club SAJC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Absolutely Southern Speed Jeter Precious Lorraine Placement Count Your Fingers Shylight Sean Baile Mor Lalla Rookh Oui Si Attitude Queen s Fashion Tureen Second Draw Little Blue Dress. Gr1 FLINDERS LANE ROSEHILL GUINEAS JIMMY CHOUX 3YO G (Thorn Park-Cierzo by Centaine) Run over 2000m on March 26 2011 at Rosehill Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer John Bary Jockey Jonathan Riddell Time 2 05.33 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Retrieve Shamrocker Light Brigade Masquerader He s Remarkable Anacheeva Absolutelyawesome Praecido Domesky Shootoff Ducarius Don t Put It There. 117 PhotograPhy by Steve hart PhotograPhy by bruno Cannatelli 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 AAMI GOLDEN SLIPPER SEPOY Prizemoney 3 500 000 Trainer Peter Snowden Jockey Kerrin McEvoy Time 1 10.05 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold 2YO C (Elusive Quality Watchful by Danehill) Run over 1200m on April 2 2011 at Rosehill Gr1 DAILY TELEGRAPH GEORGE RYDER STAKES RANGIRANGDOO 6YO G (Pentire She Wishes by Kenfair) Run over 1500m on April 2 2011 at Rosehill Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Chris Waller Jockey Corey Brown Time 1 29.44 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2006 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale Price 170 000 Vendor Longlands Stud as agent SALE GRADUATE 118 PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE HART PhotograPhy by Mark gatt Then Came Love Conquers All Triple Elegance Aloha Ilovethiscity Centennial Park Dao Dao Captain Sonador Danleigh King Mufhasa Skilled Theseo Wall Street Keepin The Dream. PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE HART Then Came Mosheen Elite Falls Masthead Altar Shared Reflections Foxwedge Salade Satin Shoes Karuta Queen Running Tall Hot Snitzel Saramenha Empress Rock. phelan ready sebring stratum Golden Slipper Winner 2009 cost 150 000 - WON 3 435 750 Golden Slipper Winner 2008 cost 130 000 - WON 2 537 060 Golden Slipper Winner 2005 cost 320 000 - WON 2 244 500 dance hero polar success ha ha belle du jour Golden Slipper Winner 2004 cost 90 000 - WON 3 940 440 Golden Slipper Winner 2003 cost 32 000 - WON 2 171 505 Golden Slipper Winner 2001 cost 300 000 - WON 2 989 040 Golden Slipper Winner 2000 cost 200 000 - WON 3 206 950 GOLDEN SLIPPER WINNERS ThE SuccESS IN REcENT yEaRS OF MaGIc MILLIONS GRaDuaTES IS NO MORE EvIDENT ThaN WhEN yOu LOOk aT ThE hONOuR ROLL OF ThE WORLD S RIchEST RacE FOR TWO-yEaR-OLDS. Magic Millions graduates have a second to none record in the Golden Slipper. Seven of the last nine Slipper winners to step through a sale ring were sold by Magic Millions. The Slipper is renowned as Australia s number one sire making race and over the past decade the only colts to win the race and head to stud were purchased at the Gold Coast. The success of Magic Millions graduates in the Slipper is certainly no fluke with youngsters selected for sale who the company believe will make into racehorses the athletic types who will appeal to buyers. While some sales are flooded with popular pedigrees and selection is restricted to certain stallions Magic Millions aren t afraid to select a youngster by a lesser known stallion who is a cracking individual. How often are big races won by stallions that wouldn t be among the lists of most people s most fashionable The answer is all the time. The beauty is that good horses come from all of Magic Millions sales rings around the country and they come across all price ranges. MAGIC MILLIONS PRODUCES WINNERS Magic Millions is where I window shop for a slipper - Gai Waterhouse Gold Coast Head Office PO Box 5246 GCMC Queensland 9726 Ph 1300 MILLIONS or 61 7 5504 1200 Fx 61 7 5531 7082 E info magicmillions.com.au www.magicmillions.com.au Official OUtfitter Official Wagering Partner Magic Millions Insurance only the best rates Ph 61 7 5504 1200 www.insurance.magicmillions.com.au 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 SCHWEPPES W.A.T.C. DERBY DREAMAWAY Run over 2400m on April 2 2011 at Ascot Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Grant Williams Jockey William Pike Time 2 30.78 Track Condition Good Race Club WATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Playing God Rio Dane The Tenby Friar Veracious Chiron Ihtsatune Ambers Kingdom Doodelicious Moonlight Bay The Purple Parrot Why She Left Discoverers View The Stars. 3YO F (More Than Ready Legal Consent by Danehill) Gr1 VINERY STUD STAKES MIRJULISA LASS 3YO F (Danasinga Dol by Dolphin Street) Run over 2000m on April 2 2011 at Rosehill Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Greg Hickman Jockey Corey Brown Time 2 03.44 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Magic Millions Summer Yearling Sale Price Passed-in for 14 000 (reserve 25 000) Vendor Baerami T Breds as agent Then Came Fibrillation Brazilian Pulse Pinker Pinker Do Ra Mi Iron Lace Cool Flyer Triple Six Sworn To Secrecy Chula Vista Who s Ready. SALE GRADUATE 120 PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE gatt PhotograPhy by Mark HART PhotograPhy by Scott hollandS Onemorenomore Red Ransom Palia (by Last Tycoon) GREAT VALUE 24 200 INC GST Red Ransom s only Group 1 winning 2yo Onemorenomore s Dam Palia won the Emancipation Stakes and is a sister to the dam of Gr.1 winner Casino Prince and is a half sister to the dam of Green Birdie. Onemagnificentcrop - Covered over 140 mares in first season including 50 Stakes winners (7 Gr.1) and dozens more Stakes placed or stakes producing mare s. Book early for 2011 Big Brown Boundary Mien (by Nureyev) BOOK EARLY 27 500 INC GST Big Brown Big Result Big Brown s first crop N.H yearlings topped the Freshman List by average and was second among all Stallions with an average of (US) 130 000 well above the sale average of (US) 69 840. three or more sold (Fasig Tipton July) First crop sell to (US) 220 000. See what all the fuss is about visit www.vinery.com.au. Benicio Big Brown Congrats Dubleo Excites More Than Ready Mossman Myboycharlie Onemorenomore Testa Rossa Call Adam White Conor Phelan or Peter Orton on 02 6543 8333 or visit www.vinery.com.au All prices include GST. All Vinery stallions carry a transferable free return if your mare fails to deliver a live foal (conditions apply). Payment is not due until June 15 2012. 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 INGLIS QUEEN OF THE TURF STAKES MORE JOYOUS 4YO M (More Than Ready Sunday Joy by Sunday Silence) Run over 1500m on April 4 2011 at Rosehill Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Nash Rawiller Time 1 29.26 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came More Joyous Melito Happy Hippy Palacio De Cristal Montana Flyer Jersey Lily Set For Fame. Gr1 THE BMW CEDARBERG 4YO G (Helenus Infrared by Spectrum) Run over 2400m on April 4 2011 at Rosehill Prizemoney 2 250 000 Trainer Pat Carey Jockey Damien Oliver Time 2 29.78 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Magic Millions Summer Yearling Sale Price Passed-in for 32 500 (reserve 35 000) Vendor Wyadup Valley Farms Then Came Mourayan Linton Hawk Island Laristan Descarado Maluckyday Zavite Ginga Dude Extra Zero Illustrious Blue. PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE HART PhotograPhy by Mark gatt SALE GRADUATE 122 PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE gatt PhotograPhy by Mark HART Gr1 INGLIS SIRES PRODUCE STAKES HELMET Run over 1400m on April 9 2011 at Randwick Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Peter Snowden Jockey Kerrin McEvoy Time 1 24.00 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Uate Pane In The Glass Shared Reflections Disputes Fast And Sexy Elite Falls Do You Think King s Pact Boys On Tour Exceed And Exalt. 2YO C (Exceed And Excel-Accessories by Singspiel) Gr1 DARLEY T J SMITH STAKES 4YO M (Bel Esprit Helsinge by Desert Sun) Run over 1200m on April 9 2011 at Randwick Prizemoney 1 00 000 Trainer Peter Moody Jockey Luke Nolen Time 1 08.71 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Price 210 000 Vendor Swettenham Stud as agent BLACK CAVIAR SALE GRADUATE 123 PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE HART PhotograPhy by Mark gatt Than Came Hay List Triple Honour Alverta Hinchinbrook Response Crystal Lily All Silent Shoot Out Shellscrape Demerit. PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE gatt PhotograPhy by Mark HART 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 DAVID JONES AJC AUSTRALIAN DERBY SHAMROCKER 3YO F (O Reilly Bohemian Blues by Blues Traveller) Run over 2400m on April 9 2011 at Randwick Prizemoney 1 500 000 Trainer Danny O Brien Jockey Glen Boss Time 2 29.46 Track Condition Dead Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 NZ Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale Price NZ 65 000 Vendor Valchi Downs SALE GRADUATE Gr1 THE JAMES BOAG GALAXY ATOMIC FORCE 5YO G (Danehill Dancer-Show Of Force by Luskin Star) Run over 1100m on April 16 2011 at Randwick Prizemoney 350 000 Trainer Darren Smith Jockey Tim Clark Time 1 05.31 Track Condition Heavy Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2007 Magic Millions Select Yearling Sale Price 50 000 Vendor Raheen Stud as agent PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE gatt PhotograPhy by Mark HART SALE GRADUATE Then Came Thankgodyou rehere Cardinal Virtue News Alert Avenue Swift Alliance Ortensia King Pulse Keen Commander Solar Charged Sister Madly. 124 PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE gatt PhotograPhy by Mark HART Then Came Retrieve Anacheeva Praecido King Gladiator Jimmy Choux I Think I Do Light Brigade Domesky Shadowofexcellence Masquerader High Density He s Remarkable Ducarius. 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Racing Summaries Australian Breeding Records Stallions Standing in Australia Shuttle Stallions Dynamic Statistics Sires by Coverings & Progeny Earnings Produce Stakes Summary Sire Descendant Charts Australian & International Stakes Race Winners International Movement Records Brands Register Stallion Fertility Statistics Broodmare Daughters & Sire Sons Named Stallion Produce Over 1 100 Australasian & 90 International stakes races from when the race was first run The Australian Turf Club Ltd and Victoria Racing Club Ltd - Joint Proprietors of the Australian Stud Book since 1910 For further information contact the Australian Stud Book Michael Ford - Keeper Jacqueline Stewart - Deputy Keeper Email studbook studbook.org.au Phone 02-9663 8411 Fax 02-9663 4718 Locked Bag 70 Randwick NSW 2031 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 PATINACK FARM 100th AJC OAKS ABSOLUTELY 3YO F (Redoute s Choice-Catshaan by Catrail) Run over 2400m on April 16 2011 at Randwick Prizemoney 550 000 Trainer Michael Kent Jockey Brad Rawiller Time 2 35.68 Track Condition Heavy Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Price 150 000 Vendor Coolmore Stud as agent Then Came Shamrocker Pinker Pinker Fibrillation Iron Lace Avarelli Crafty Irna Brazilian Pulse Placement Dreamworker Lady Lonhro Bride Salama Do Ra Mi Dating Rose Of Peace Mirjulisa Lass. SALE GRADUATE Gr1 EMIRATES DONCASTER MILE 5YO M (Choisir Sacred Habit by Sir Tristram) Run over 1600m on April 16 2011 at Randwick Prizemoney 2 000 000 Trainer Joseph Pride Jockey Tim Clark Time 1 39.42 Track Condition Heavy Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2007 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale Price 40 000 Vendor Goodwood Farm as agent SACRED CHOICE SALE GRADUATE 126 PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE gatt PhotograPhy by Mark HART Then Came Love Conquers All Bold Glance Syreon Ilovethiscity Aloha Danleigh Keepin The Dream Pureness Happy Hippy More Joyous Dao Dao Centennial Park Triple Elegance Wall Street Brilliant Light Captain Sonador. PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE gatt PhotograPhy by Mark HART Every Every horse detail or email us at Call 1800 811 358 salesandadmin aap.com.au 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 MOET & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE STAKES HELMET Run over 1600m on April 23 2011 at Randwick Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Peter Snowden Jockey Kerrin McEvoy Time 1 40.32 Track Condition Heavy Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Pane In The Glass Fast And Sexy Boys On Tour Houston Benefactor Disputes Cocky Raider Uate Running Tall Queenian. 2Y0 C (Exceed And Excel-Accessories by Singspiel) Gr1 DAILY TELEGRAPH ALL AGED STAKES HAY LIST Run over 1400m on April 23 2011 at Randwick Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer John McNair Jockey Glen Boss Time 1 26.21 Track Condition Heavy Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Hinchinbrook Heart Of Dreams Melito Shoot Out Danleigh Centennial Park Alverta Triple Honour. 5YO G (Statue Of Liberty Sing Hallelujah by Is It True) 128 PhotograPhy by Steve hart PhotograPhy by Steve hart BEARCAT (Danehill-Fitting by Marscay) 15.3hh Entered stud 2006 (AUS) 4 c4ST 00 in G Earner of over 420 00 in prizemoney from two seasons of racing in Hong Kong From a prolific family of Group winners producers and sires Out of Listed-winning Gr1-placed mare FITTING The full-brother to Golden Slipper winner CATBIRD and Gr2 Pago Pago Stakes-winner in DANBIRD from the family of dual Gr2-winning sire MAIZCAY and blue hen mare DONNA CARA An ideal 2YO sire being represented by Time to Climb (07f Is it True Raffindale). 3 wins at 2 A 242 600 WATC Westspeed 2YO P. Advanced Hot Water & Air 2YO P. Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic 2d WATC Baileys Irish Cream H. TaunTon Vale Dardunup WA 6236 Contact Kent Johnson Ph 08 9728 1310 Mob 0418 932 849 Email taunton.vale bigpond.com 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 HYLAND QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES 6YO G (Kingmambo-Fairy Godmother by Fairy King) Run over 2000m on April 23 2011 at Randwick Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Chris Waller Jockey Nash Rawiller Time 2 07.77 Track Condition Heavy Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Sacred Choice Syreon Retrieve Galizani Cedarberg Sherpa Tenzing Ginga Dude Zavite Viking Hero Lebrechaun. MY KINGDOM OF FIFE Gr1 SCHWEPPES SYDNEY CUP STAND TO GAIN 5YO G (Zabeel More Diamonds by Straight Strike) Run over 3200m on April 23 2011 at Randwick Prizemoney 520 000 Trainer Chris Waller Jockey Rod Quinn Time 3 29.14 Track Condition Heavy Race Club ATC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Older Than Time Solid Billing C est La Guerre Macedonian Laristan Strike One Count Encosta Once Were Wild Above Average Muir Saint Encosta Saint Encosta Tinseltown Hawk Island. 130 PhotograPhy by Steve hart PhotograPhy by Steve hart Gr1 THE DISTINCTIVE HOMES GOODWOOD LONE ROCK Run over 1200m on May 8 2011 at Morphettville Prizemoney 350 000 Trainer Robert Smerdon Jockey Claire Lindop Time 1 09.07 Track Condition Good Race Club SAJC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale Price 75 000 Vendor Glastonbury Farms as agent Then Came Crystal Lily Pinwheel Valentine Miss Streetcar Magic Conservatorium Response Miss Octopussy Catapulted Ortensia Diplomatic Force Arinos Stirling Grove Eagle Falls Dr Doute s Doubtful Jack Toorak Toff Undue. 3YO F (Fastnet Rock Pride Of Pine by Lion Cavern) SALE GRADUATE Gr1 BETFAIR SA DERBY SHADOWS IN THE SUN 3YO G (Dane Shadow Best Out West by Best Western) Run over 2500m on May 8 2011 at Morphettville Prizemoney 350 000 Trainer Anthony Cummings Jockey Ben Melham Time 2 39.88 Track Condition Good Race Club SAJC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Magic Millions Premier Yearling Sale Price 280 000 Vendor Kitchwin Hills as agent Then Came Echoes Of Heaven Lalla Rookh Kittens Backgammon Stratocracy Condelago Precious Lorraine Bertucci Rialya Heez Born Lucky Sky Raider Jeter Right Of Refusal Weighted Integration. PhotograPhy bybruno Cannatelli SALE GRADUATE 131 PhotograPhy by bruno Cannatelli 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 BTC CUP BLACK CAVIAR 4YO M (Bel Esprit Helsinge by Desert Sun) Run over 1200m on May 14 2011 at Doomben Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Peter Moody Jockey Luke Nolen Time 1 08.85 Track Condition Dead Race Club BRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Price 210 000 Vendor Swettenham Stud as agent Then Came Hay List Buffering No Evidence Needed Black Piranha Albert The Fat Melito Sniper s Bullet. PhotograPhy by bruno Cannatelli SALE GRADUATE Gr1 KIRKS DOOMBEN CUP SCENIC SHOT 8YO G (Scenic-Sweepshot by Dr Grace) Run over 2020m on May 21 2011 at Doomben Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Daniel Morton Jockey Shane Scriven Time 2 03.70 Track Condition Good Race Club BRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2004 Magic Millions Perth Premier Sale Price 36 000 Vendor Anita Vale Stud Then Came My Kingdom Of Fife Glass Harmonium Shootoff Shoot Out Triple Honour The Hombre Shadows In The Sun Vision And Power. PhotograPhy bybruno Cannatelli SALE GRADUATE 132 Gr1 CARLTON MID DOOMBEN 10 000 BEADED Run over 1350m on May 28 2011 at Doomben Prizemoney 650 000 Trainer Peter Snowden Jockey Corey Brown Time 1 19.67 Track Condition Dead Race Club BRC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not Sold Then Came Love Conquers All Black Piranha Border Rebel Sniper s Bullet All Silent Buffering. 5YO M (Lonhro Subtle by Night Shift) Gr1 TREASURY CASINO QUEENSLAND OAKS SCARLETT LADY 3YO F (Savabeel On Call by Ironclad) Run over 2400m on June 4 2011 at Eagle Farm Prizemoney 400 000 Trainer Graeme Rogerson Jockey James McDonald Time 2 29.60 Track Condition Dead Race Club QTC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale Price NZ 25 000 Vendor Waikato Stud Then Came Becerra Shez Sinsational Divorces Heidilicious Hidden Kisses Fillydelphia I Walk The Line Fibrillation Savannah s Choice Crafty Lady In A Tangle Tropicana Girl Jahre Nayana Driving Reign Black Sparta. SALE GRADUATE 133 PhotograPhy by bruno Cannatelli PhotograPhy by Mark gatt 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 CHANNEL SEVEN QUEENSLAND DERBY SHOOTOFF 3YO G (Duelled Athenri by Zabeel) Run over 2400m on June 11 2011 at Eagle Farm Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Graeme Rogerson Jockey Michael Rodd Time 2 28.73 Track Condition Good Race Club QTC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready-To-Run Sale Price NZ 35 000 Vendor Dormello Stud Then Came Shez Sinsational Heidilicious Yulalona Charing Cross Oforawesome Mr Light Blue Single Leading Hour Of Peril Satch Turnitup Shadows In The Sun From London Diamond Jim Equissential Alma s Fury Playaction. SALE GRADUATE Gr1 PATINACK FARM T J SMITH BENIFICA 2Y0 C (Lonhro Hut by Danehill) Run over 1600m on June 11 2011 at Eagle Farm Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Peter Snowden Jockey Kerrin McEvoy Time 1 36.06 Track Condition Good Race Club QTC WINNERS DETAILS Sale Not sold Then Came Hot Snitzel Playtime Dowager Queen Immovable Site Black Banner Black Jag Largo Da Barra Double Impact Military Grace Fontelina. 134 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK GATT Hidden Dragon (DanehiLL-BaLLrOOm BaBe By CitiDanCer) - aUS - 16hh entereD StUD 2006 i loved training Hidden Dragon. he had a positive attitude speed and a constitution that all trainers dream about. had he not been injured he would certainly have been a hong Kong international Group One horse and i was looking forward to travelling with him internationally tony Cruz Hidden Dragon is from a regal family. By the sire-of-sires powerhouse Danehill - he is a half brother to Gr2-winning and Gr1-placed filly Just Dancing and Gr3winning filly tahini Girl. his dam Ballroom Babe is a triple Gr1-winner and was the head of the nZ 2yO classifications. Hidden Dragon including... is already 2011 stud Fee represented by a stellar bunch of gallopers 13 200 Hollowlea winner of the Gr2 mVrC Bill Stutt Stakes & Listed VrC henry Bucks Stakes 5 time winner and triple Listed Placed Obsidian Dragon Hidden Kisses Steel Dragon Listed placed 3 time winner of 238 000 5 time winner at two and Listed Placed Lyndhurst stud Lyndhurst Lane Warwick QLD PO Box 348 Warwick QLD 4370 Contact Jeff Kruger 0429 076 610 or Griff Kruger 0427 010 096 Email jeff lyndhurststud.com Website www.lyndhurststud.com 2011 GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 AAMI STRADBROKE HANDICAP SINCERO Run over 1400m on June 11 2011 at Eagle Farm Prizemoney 1 000 000 Trainer Stephen Farley Jockey Jason Taylor Time 1 22.89 Track Condition Good Race Club QTC WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Price 8 000 Vendor Nerreman Stud Then Came Beaded Zero Rock Buffering Thankgodyou rehere Listen Son Woorim Black Piranha Bold Glance Culminate All Silent Star Of Octagonal Rightfully Yours Sniper s Bullet Love Conquers All Alverta Raffaello Border Rebel. 3YO G (Umatilla Yours As Always by Prego) SALE GRADUATE Gr1 SKY RACING TATTERSALL S TIARA YOSEI Prizemoney 500 000 Trainer Stuart Webb Jockey Michelle Payne Time 1 22.20 Track Condition Good Race Club QTC WINNERS DETAILS 3YO F (Invincible Spirit Fuji Fairy by Fuji Kiseki) SALE GRADUATE Run over 1400m on June 25 2011 at Eagle Farm Sale 2008 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale Price Passed-in for 14 500 (reserve 15 000) PhotograPhy by bruno Cannatelli Vendor Woodlawn Park as agent Then Came Beaded Born To Rock Montana Flyer Varenna Miss Zero Rock Returntosender Hurtle Myrtle St Germaine Pontiana Zingaling Steps In Time Zippy Lou She Rules. 136 PhotograPhy by Mark gatt subscribe NOW aNd save up tO 30% 1 year (6 editions) 89 normally 129.70 2 years (12 editions) 178 normally 259.40 2 easy Ways tO subscribe Phone 1300 MagRacing (1300 624 722) and quote reference 1001 Online www.subscribenow.com.au breedingracing 1001 HONK KONG GROUP 1 OVERVIEW INTERNATIONAL BY NAME AND RESULT Although Hong Kong obviously has a number of very important Gr1 races throughout their season it is the annual Cathay Pacific International quartet of events held each December that are the pinnacle of the racing season. Last year s renewal saw each of the four races fall to horses bred in different countries South Africa the United Kingdom Ireland and New Zealand. Sponsored by Cathay Pacific since 2004 Hong Kong Jockey Club s International Day is truly one of the marquee events around the globe to attend. The 2010 winners were Gr1 INTERNATIONAL SPRINT South African-bred 6YO gelding JJ The Jet Plane (Jet Master-Majestic Guest by Northern Guest) notched his 3rd successive Gr1 triumph when he snatched victory by a short-head in the final strides of the HK 14 million (A 1.867m) Gr1 International Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin. JJ The Jet Plane (ridden by Piere Strydom for trainer Lucky Houdalakis) defeated front-running Australianbred 5YO gelding Rocket Man (Viscount-Macrosa by McGinty) & Australian-bred 7YO gelding Sacred Kingdom (Encosta de LagoCourtroom Sweetie by Zeditave). JJ The Jet Plane had twice won the Equus Award as South African Champion Sprinter & the previous season also won the Equus Award as Champion Older Horse. HK Gr1 INTERNATIONAL CUP Boom Irish-bred 3YO filly Snow Fairy (Intikhab-Woodland Dream by Charnwood Forest) notched her 4th Gr1 triumph of the year when she motored from the tail of the field to grab victory by a neck against older male rivals in the HK 20 million (A 2.667m) Gr1 International Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin. Snow Fairy (ridden by Ryan Moore for trainer Ed Dunlop) defeated German-bred 4YO gelding Irian (Tertullian Iberi by Rainbow Quest) & NZ-bred 8YO gelding Packing Winner (Zabeel- Musical Note by Marscay). Snow Fairy was a 1 800 guineas (A 3 000) bargain at the 2008 Tattersalls Ireland Flat Sale. Gr1 INTERNATIONAL VASE Godolphin s UK-bred 4YO entire Mastery (Sulamani-Moyesii by Diesis) scored a 2.5-lengths victory in the HK 14 million (A 1.867m) Gr1 International Vase (2400m) at Sha Tin. Mastery (ridden by Frankie Dettori for trainer Saeed Bin Suroor) defeated fellow UK-bred 4YO entire Redwood (High Chaparral-Arum Lily by Woodman) & Gr1 Melbourne Cup-winning US-bred 5YO entire Americain (Dynaformer-America by Arazi). Gr1 INTERNATIONAL MILE NZ Windsor Park Stud s Coolmore-owned dual Gr1-winning shuttler Golan (Spectrum-Highland Gift by Generous) added a Gr1 triumph when 5YO gelding Beauty Flash (Golan-Wychwood Rose by Volksraad) scored a 0.75-length victory in the HK 16 000 (A 2.133m) Gr1 International Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin. Beauty Flash (ridden by Gerald Mosse for trainer Tony Cruz) defeated Irish-bred 3YO colt Royal Bench (Whipper-Hit The Sky by Cozzene) & US-bred 5YO mare Sahpresa (Sahm-Sorpresa by Pleasant Tap). Beauty Flash was a NZ 65 000 yearling at the 2007 NZ Bloodstock Select Sale at Karaka. 138 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com SINGAPORE GROUP 1 OVERVIEW AUSTRALIAN-BREDS STAR IN SINGAPORE In Singapore Australian-bred gallopers had a brilliant season winning 7 individual Gr1 events in 2010 11. They were headed by globe-trotting sprinter Rocket Man whose dominance of sprint racing in Singapore has continued unabated and which will set a benchmark for years to come. Gr1 Lion City Cup (1200m) at Kranji to take this race for the 3rd successive year in defeating fellow Australian-bred 4YO gelding Better Be The One (More Than Ready-Common Smytzer by Snippets) & another Australian-bred 5YO gelding Ghozi (Catbird-Finito Fling by Luskin Star). Rocket Man was a 60 000 yearling consigned by Tyreel Stud at the 2007 Magic Millions National Sale on the Gold Coast. Gr1 KRISFLYER INTERN SPRINT (ROCKET MAN) In late May 2011 front-running Australian-bred 5YO gelding & Singapore s highest-rated galloper Rocket Man (Viscount-Macrosa by McGinty) raced away for a 4.8-lengths victory in the S 1 million (A 800 000) Gr1 KrisFlyer International Sprint (1200m) at Kranji to improve on his runner-up efforts in this same race in 2009 & 2010 defeating Australian-bred 4YO gelding Eclair Fastpass (Fastnet Rock-Hanover by Marscay). Rocket Man (a 60 000 yearling consigned by Tyreel Stud at the 2007 Magic Millions National Sale on the Gold Coast) took his record to 16 wins (also including the Gr1 Lion City Cup over 1200m on May 1 & March s Gr1 Dubai Golden Shaheen over 1200m at Meydan plus 2010 s Singapore Gr1 Lion City Cup over 1200m at Kranji Hong Kong Gr2 Jockey Club Sprint over 1200m at Sha Tin Singapore Gr3 Garden City Trophy over 1200m at Kranji & Gr3 Woodlands Handicap over 1200m at Kranji as well as 2009 s Gr1 Lion City Cup over 1200m Gr3 Kranji Sprint over 1200m & Gr3 Singapore 3YO Sprint over 1200m in addition to 2008 s Gr3 Magic Millions Orchid Trophy over 1200m) & 4 runners-up (including 2010 s Hong Kong Gr1 International Sprint over 1200m at Sha Tin Singapore s Gr1 KrisFlyer International Sprint over 1200m at Kranji & the UAE Gr1 Dubai Golden Shaheen over 1200m at Meydan plus 2009 s Singapore Gr1 KrisFlyer International Sprint over 1200m at Kranji) from 20 starts for A 4 577 726 earnings. Gr1 SINGAPORE GUINEAS (GINGERBREAD MAN) On the same program Australian-bred 3YO gelding Gingerbread Man (Shamardal-Quaffle by Hurricane Sky) completed the 3YO Triple Crown with a 1.5-lengths victory in the S 500 000 (A 400 000) Gr1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs at Kranji. Favourite Gingerbread Man defeated fellow Australian-bred gelding Clear For Action (Commands-Petal Power by Exbourne). The previous season s Singapore Champion 2YO Gingerbread Man (a 30 000 yearling consigned by Rothwell Park at the 2009 Magic Millions Premier Sale on the Gold Coast) took his record to 8 wins (also including April s Gr2 3YO Classic over 1400m at Kranji & March s Gr3 3YO Sprint over 1200m plus 2010 s Magic Millions Juvenile Championship over 1200m) & 2 runners-up from 11 starts for S 873 990 (A 700 000) earnings. Gr1 PATRON S BOWL (SPEED BABY) In June 2011 4YO gelding Speed Baby (Fastnet Rock-Twisted Heart by Distorted Humor) scored by a quarter-length in the S 500 000 (A 400 000) Gr1 Patron s Bowl (1600m) for 4YOs at Kranji. Speed Baby defeated fellow Australian-bred geldings Better Than Ever (French Deputy-Songfest by Unbridled s Song) & Flying Fulton (Flying Spur-Fulton by Zabeel). Speed Baby (a 280 000 yearling at the 2008 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney) took his record to 7 wins (also including 2010 s Malaysian Gr1 Coronation Cup over 1600m at Perak) & 3 placings from 11 starts. Rocket Man had a stellar year Gr1 KRANJI MILE (BETTER THAN EVER) In October 2010 unbeaten Australian-bred 4YO gelding Better Than Ever (French Deputy-Songfest by Unbridled s Song) became the 1st horse on the Malayan Racing Association circuit to establish a streak of 11 successive wins without tasting defeat when he scored by a neck in the S 500 000 (A 400 000) weight-for-age Gr1 Panasonic Kranji Mile (1600m & 1st leg of the Singapore Triple Crown Series) at Kranji. Gr1 RAFFLES CUP (BETTER THAN EVER) Also in October 2010 a still undefeated Better Than Ever (French Deputy-Songfest by Unbridled s Song) notched his 12th successive win with victory by a neck in the S 500 000 (A 400 000) Gr1 Raffles Cup (1800m) at Kranji. Better Than Ever (an NZ 80 000 yearling at the 2008 NZ Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka) took his record to 12 wins from 12 starts (also including the Gr1 Panasonic Kranji Mile over 1600m August s Gr3 Jumbo Jet Trophy over 1400m May s Gr1 Singapore Guineas over 1600m April s Gr2 3YO Classic over 1400m March s Gr3 3YO Sprint over 1200m February s Gr3 Three Rings Trophy over 1400m & 2009 s Gr3 Steward s Cup over 1400m). Gr1 GOLD CUP (RISKY BUSINESS) In November 2010 Australian-bred 6YO gelding Risky Business (Danehill Dancer-Sky Watch by Star Watch) scored a 2.25-lengths victory in the S 1.35 million (A 1.08m) Gr1 Singapore Gold Cup (2200m) at Kranji. Risky Business (a 90 000 yearling consigned by Tyreel Stud at the 2006 Magic Millions Premier Sale on the Gold Coast) took his record to 8 wins & 13 placings (including June s Malaysian Gr1 Piala Emas Sultan Selangor over 2000m at Selangor & 2008 s Gr3 Singapore Guineas over 1600m at Kranji) from 41 starts for A 950 000 earnings. Gr1 LION CITY CUP (ROCKET MAN) In May 2011 Australian-bred 5YO gelding & Singapore s highestrated galloper Rocket Man (Viscount-Macrosa by McGinty) scored a 5-lengths victory in the S 500 000 (A 400 000) weight-for-age 140 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com MAGIC MILLIONS rocket man singapore gingerbread man singapore always certain singapore risky business singapore MORE WINNERS MORE CHAMPIONS GINGERBREAD MAN (Sharmardal Quaffle) 7 wins inc. 2011 Singapore 3YO Classic Gr.2 Singapore 3YO Sprint Gr.3 2010 Singapore TC Magic Millions Juvenile Championship Gr.3. COST 30 000. WON AUS 474 619. ALWAyS CERTAIN (Not a Single Doubt Akarana) 5 wins inc. 2010 Singapore TC Committee s Prize Gr.3 2nd 2010 Singapore Guineas Gr.1 Singapore 3YO Sprint Gr.3 2009 Singapore TC Steward s Cup Gr.3 Magic Millions Juvenile Championship Gr.3. COST 60 000. WON AUS 448 220. RISky BUSINESS (Danehill Dancer Sky Watch) 9 wins inc. 2010 Singapore Gold Cup Gr.1 3rd 2011 Singapore TC Queen Elizabeth II Cup Gr.2 2010 Selangor TC Piala Emas Sultan Selangor L. COST 90 000. WON AUS 1 374 759. Risky Business image courtesy of Singapore Turf Club ROCkET MAN (Viscount Macrosa) 15 wins inc. 2011 Meydan Dubai Golden Shaheen S Gr.1 Singapore TC Lion City Cup Gr.1 (2001 2010 & 2009) 2010 HKJC Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Sprint Gr.2. COST 60 000. WON AUS 4 398 854. 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Australian-bred Gr1 winners for 2010 11 (in chronological order from the start of the season) were Serenade (Malhub-Sapphire Serenade by Harry Hotspur). Delago Deluxe was a 550 000 yearling consigned by Baramul Stud at the 2010 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. Meanwhile runner-up Tennessee Strategy was a 130 000 yearling consigned by Patinack Farm at the same 2010 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. Gr1 WOOLAVINGTON 2000 Favoured Australian-bred 3YO filly Igugu (Galileo-Zarinia by Intikhab) scored a front-running 2.75-lengths victory in the R500 000 (A 65 000) Gr1 Woolavington 2000 (2000m) for 3YO fillies at Greyville in Durban. Igugu (ridden by Anthony Delpech for trainer Mike De Kock) defeated Emerald Cove (Captain AlResolution Bay by Caesour) & Irish-bred Berry Blaze (Danehill Dancer-Strawberry Roan by Sadler s Wells to become the 1st filly in SA history to win all 3 legs of the Triple Tiara. Gr1 DURBAN JULY Brilliant Australian-bred 3YO filly Igugu (Galileo-Zarinia by Intikhab) scored a 1-length victory over her older rivals in South Africa s most prestigious race the R3 million (A 390 000) Gr1 Durban July (2200m) at Greyville. Igugu (ridden by Anthony Delpech for trainer Mike De Kock) defeated 4YO gelding Pierre Jourdan (Parade Leader-Vin Fizz by Qui Danzig) & 3YO gelding English Garden (Camden Park-Royal Habit by Dominion Royale). The 65 000 yearling buy at the 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale took her record to 8 wins & 2 runners-up from 10 starts for R4 071 875 (A 529 000) earnings. Gr1 GARDEN PROVINCE STAKES On the same Durban July card Australian-bred 3YO filly Happy Archer (Dubawi-So Tempted by Jeune) scored a 0.75-lengths victory against older rivals in the R500 000 (A 65 000) Gr1 Garden Province Stakes (1600m) for fillies & mares at Greyville. Happy Archer (ridden by Anton Marcus for trainer Sean Tarry) defeated fellow 3YO filly Beach Beauty (Dynasty-Sun Coast by Capture Him) & 5YO mare Dance With Al (Captain Al-Dancing Miss by Dancing Champ). Happy Archer was a 23 000 yearling consigned by Racetree at the 2009 Magic Millions Summer Sale. Gr1 GOLDEN HORSESHOE Completing an extraordinary Gr1 trifecta for Australian-bred gallopers in South Africa gelding Fighting Warrior (Magic AlbertDark Blue by Wallenda) flashed home to snatch victory by a head (& led in an Australian-bred quinella) in the R500 000 (A 65 000) Gr1 Golden Horseshoe (1400m) for 2YO colts & geldings at Greyville. Fighting Warrior (ridden by Stuart Randolph for trainer Ivan Moore) defeated Australian-bred colt Mushreq (Flying Spur-Alharir by Jeune). Fighting Warrior was a 15 000 weanling consigned by Attunga Stud as agent at the 2009 Magic Millions National Sale & subsequently a 29 000 yearling consigned by Oakwood Farm as agent at the 2010 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. Champion 2YO Colt Delago Deluxe Gr1 DURBAN THEKWINI STAKES Australian-bred juvenile Happy Archer (Dubawi-So Tempted by Jeune) scored a 2.5-lengths victory in the R500 000 (A 76 000) Gr1 Durban Thekwini Stakes (1600m) for 2YO fillies at Greyville. Favourite Happy Archer (ridden by Anton Marcus for trainer Sean Tarry) defeated Silent Call (Kahal-Silent Legacy by Elliodor) & Six Blue Notes (Qui Danzig-Letsador by Elliodor). Happy Archer was a 23 000 yearling consigned by Racetree at the 2009 Magic Millions Summer Sale. Gr1 SA FILLIES CLASSIC Australian-bred 3YO filly Igugu (Galileo-Zarinia by Intikhab) slaughtered her rivals by an extraordinary 10.25-lengths in the R1 million (A 150 000) Gr1 SA Fillies Classic (1800m) for 3YO fillies at Turffontein. Igugu (ridden by Anthony Delpech for trainer Mike De Kock) defeated Las Ramblas (Toreador-Silent Kiss by Maroof) & Irish-bred stable-mate Berry Blaze (Danehill Dancer-Strawberry Roan by Sadler s Wells). Igugu was a 65 000 yearling at the 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. Gr1 MAVERICK MEDALLION Unbeaten Australian-bred juvenile colt Delago Deluxe (Encosta De Lago-Succeeding by Flying Spur) maintained his perfect record with a 2.25-lengths victory in the R500 000 (A 72 000) Gr1 Maverick Medallion (1200m) for 2YOs at Scottsville. Favourite Delago Deluze (ridden by Anton Marcus for trainer Charles Laird) defeated fellow Australian-bred colt & stable-mate Tennessee Strategy (Stratum-Tennessee Red by Red Ransom) & the gelding Midnight 142 For DailyIndustryNewsUpdates visit www.breedingracing.com LET THE FACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES... AUSTRALIAN-BRED THOROUGHBREDS WON 66 GROUP 1 RACES IN 7 COUNTRIES LAST SEASON including AUSTRALIA Black Caviar and Zipping JAPAN Kinshasa No Kiseki and Ultra Fantasy SOUTH AFRICA Igugu and Delago Deluxe SINGAPORE Rocket Man and Better Than Ever DUBAI Rocket Man HONG KONG Sacred Kingdom NEW ZEALAND Anabandana Rocket Man G1 winner in UAE and Singapore Igugu South African Horse of the Year AUSTRALIAN-BREDS CAPTURE ALL DISTANCES Whobegotyou Anacheeva Playing God Scenic Shot Dreamaway Shadows in the Sun Whobegotyou www.aushorse.com.au 2011 NZ GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 MUDGWAY PARTSWORLD STAKES 4m (Keeper-Peace Of Mind by Wild Rampage) Date 28 08 10 Club Hawkes Bay Venue Hastings Distance 1400m Time 1 26.69 Track Condition Slow Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey James McDonald Trainer Shaune Ritchie WINNERS DETAILS Not sold Then Came KEEP THE PEACE Gr1 WINDSOR PARK PLATE WALL STREET 6G (Montjeu-Villa Wanda by Grand Lodge) Date 18 09 10 Club Hawkes Bay Venue Hastings Distance 1600m Time 1 41.24 Track Condition Slow Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Michael Coleman Trainer Jeff Lynds WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2006 NZBS Premier Yearling Sale Price NZ 100 000 Vendor Te Mania Thoroughbreds Then Came FRITZY BOY KEEP THE PEACE ILLUMINATES EILEEN DUBH VELOCE BELLA HOLD IT HARVEY ST GERMAINE TIME KEEPER PENNACCHIO BULGINBAAH MISS KEEPSAKE ERIC THE VIKING VOSNE PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES SALE GRADUATE 144 PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES WALL STREET FRITZY BOY BULGINBAAH PENNACCHIO EILEEN DUBH VONUSTI THE HOMBRE VOSNE ROMANEE KING MUFHASA ILLUMINATES HOLD IT HARVEY BEAUTIFUL GIRL JACOWILS RUN LIKE AL MISS MAREN Gr1 KIT ORMOND MEM. SPRING CLASSIC WALL STREET 6G (Montjeu-Villa Wanda by Grand Lodge) Date 2 10 10 Club Hawkes Bay Venue Hastings Distance 2040m Time 2 02.97 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 250 000 Jockey Michael Coleman Trainer Jeff Lynds WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2006 NZBS Premier Yearling Sale Price NZ 100 000 Vendor Te Mania Thoroughbreds Then Came GINGA DUDE KEEP THE PEACE HOLD IT HARVEY THE HOMBRE FRITZY BOY TIME KEEPER MISS KEEPSAKE VELOCE BELLA PYRATE PRINCESS ILLUMINATES HOORANG BRUCE ALMIGHTY VOSNE SALE GRADUATE Gr1 FIRST SOVEREIGN TRUST NZ 2000 GUINEAS JIMMY CHOUX 3C (Thorn Park-Cierzo by Centaine) Date 6 11 10 Club Canterbury Venue Riccarton Park Distance 1600m Time 1 39.46 Track Condition Heavy Prizemoney NZ 1 000 000 Jockey Jonathan Riddell Trainer John Bary WINNERS DETAILS Not sold Then Came HE S REMARKABLE TWILIGHT SAVINGS REMEMBA HOWE ENCOSTA DIABLO SICHUAN LEGEND SANTOS CELLARMASTER HOOFIT ICEPIN SWEET SUITOR MARADONA UNDISCLOSED CHARMA HAMMER DOWN FLASH HAPI UPSALA 145 PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES 2011 NZ GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 NEW ZEALAND BLOODSTOCK 1000 GUINEAS KING S ROSE 3F (Redoute s Choice-Nureyev s Girl by Nureyev) Date 13 11 10 Club Canterbury Venue Riccarton Park Distance 1600m Time 1 35.57 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 300 000 Jockey Opie Bosson Trainer Jason Bridgman WINNERS DETAILS Not sold Then Came TWILIGHT SAVINGS SMOULDER WE CAN SAY IT NOW MAGIC BRIAR BANCHEE ZENNISTA DATING MISS MAXIMUSS HEART S DELIGHT REMEMBA HOWE BELLES FAST PRINCESS EMMY ELUSIVE TRACY Gr1 FIRST SOVEREIGN TRUST LEVIN CLASSIC 3F (Starcraft- We Can t Say That by Generous) Date 26 11 10 Club Levin Venue Otaki Distance 1600m Time 1 34.27 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Leith Innes Trainer Murray & Bjorn Baker WINNERS DETAILS Not sold Then Came BLINDING LADY KIPLING QUEEN OF POP HAMMER DOWN L AMOUR CELLARMASTER CHARMA ST BEUNE FIDDLER MISS MARAUDER DOWN TOWN ANOTHERCHANCETAKEN GALAXY STAR GALAXY STAR WE CAN SAY IT NOW 146 PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES Gr1 DIXON & DUNLOP CAPTAIN COOK STAKES 3F (Starcraft- We Can t Say That by Generous) Date 4 12 10 Club Wellington Venue Trentham Distance 1600m Time 1 34.04 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Lisa Allpress Trainer Murray & Bjorn Baker WINNERS DETAILS Not sold Then Came MANDELA OBSESSION SPECTACULAR ICON THE MEISTA SPARE A FORTUNE ALTERED IMAGE VOSNE ROMANEE HOLD IT HARVEY FRITZY BOY DANCING JESS EILEEN DUBH FIREBOLT SIR SLICK MACO REILLY GO DANNY WE CAN SAY IT NOW Gr1 ZABEEL CLASSIC BOOMING Date 26 12 10 Club Auckland Venue Ellerslie Distance 2000m Time 2 04.02 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Vinnie Colgan Trainer Jeff Lynds WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2006 NZBS Select Yearling Sale Price NZ 50 000 Vendor Seaton Park Then Came RED RULER GINGA DUDE SHARP PRINCESS OBSESSION NOVEMBER RAIN VOSNE ROMANEE HOLD IT HARVEY MANDELA MR TIPSY VELOCE BELLA DANCING JESS SPARE A FORTUNE SPECTACULAR 6G (Don Eduardo-Beautiful Sea by Grosvenor) SALE GRADUATE 147 PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES 2011 NZ GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 BLANDFORD LODGE RAILWAY STAKES 5M (Faltaat-Miss Pollyanna by Gold Brose) Date 1 01 11 Club Auckland Venue Ellerslie Distance 1200m Time 1 09.87 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Natasha Collett Trainer Andrew Scott WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2007 NZBS Premier Yearling Sale Price P I NZ 55 000 Vendor Wentwood Grange Then Came ATAPI TIP THE WINK DOUBLE BARREL DASHING DONNA KING MUFHASA PINSOIR MONTON VONUSTI EGO ITALIAN PRINCESS BEAUTIFUL GIRL SALE GRADUATE MISS RAGGEDY ANN Gr1 J R & N BERKETT TELEGRAPH HANDICAP KING MUFHASA 5G (Pentire-Sheila Cheval by Mi Preferido) Date 22 01 11 Club Wellington Venue Trentham Distance 1200m Time 1.07.04 Track Condition Slow Prizemoney NZ 1 000 000 Jockey Sam Spratt Trainer Stephen McKee WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2006 NZBS Select Yearling Sale Price NZ 50 000 Vendor Rich Hill Thoroughbreds Then Came FIRST COMMAND COUP ALIGN VONUSTI STUPENDOUS EILEEN DUBH TIP THE WINK MONTON TWILIGHT SAVINGS SWIFT ALLIANCE ATAPI KATIE LEE BEAUTIFUL GIRL MISS RAGGEDY ANN BULGINBAAH SALE GRADUATE 148 PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES Gr1 THORNDON MILE BOOMING Date 29 01 11 Club Wellington Venue Trentham Distance 1600m Time 1 34.96 Track Condition Dead Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Masa Tanaka Trainer Jeff Lynds WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2006 NZBS Select Yearling Sale Price NZ 50 000 Vendor Seaton Park Then Came DASOUDI EILEEN DUBH CHINON JACK S POINT THE MEISTA IRISH OPERA FEARS NOTHING OBSESSION ROXON KING RAEDWALD NOVEMBER RAIN JOKU ATAPI RED RULER FRITZY BOY HEZA KARMA 6G (Don Eduardo-Beautiful Sea by Grosvenor) SALE GRADUATE Gr1 DARCI BRAHMA INTERNATIONAL STAKES RED RULER Date 12 02 11 Club Waikato Venue Te Rapa Distance 2000m Time 2 01.54 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Mark Du Plessis Trainer John Sargent WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2006 NZBS Premier Yearling Sale Price NZ 60 000 Vendor Trelawney Farm Then Came BOOMING PASSCHENDAELE SHARP PRINCESS NOVEMBER RAIN VELOCE BELLA OBSESSION MILL DUCKIE ARAKTI SALE GRADUATE 5M (Viking Ruler-Ransom Bay by Red Ransom) 149 PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES 2011 NZ GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 WAIKATO DRAUGHT SPRINT 5G (Pentire-Sheila Cheval by Mi Preferido) Date 12 02 11 Club Waikato Venue Te Rapa Distance 1400m Time 1 21.09 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Samantha Spratt Trainer Stephen McKee WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2006 NZBS Select Yearling Sale Price NZ 50 000 Vendor Rich Hill Thoroughbreds Then Came WALL STREET KEEP THE PEACE COUP ALIGN WE CAN SAY IT NOW BULGINBAAH VONUSTI KATIE LEE BELLA RENZA JACOWILS RICHARD BEYMER SALE GRADUATE KING MUFHASA Gr1 HANUI FARM WFA CLASSIC 4m (Keeper-Peace Of Mind by Wild Rampage) Date 26 02 11 Club Otaki-Maori Venue Otaki Distance 1600m Time 1 33.51 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey James McDonald Trainer Shaune Ritchie WINNERS DETAILS Not sold Then Came WALL STREET DASOUDI HOLD IT HARVEY BARINKA SPIRO VOSNE ROMANEE HARRIS TWEED KEEP THE PEACE 150 PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES Gr1 TELECOM NEW ZEALAND DERBY 3C (Thorn Park-Cierzo by Centaine) Date 5 03 11 Club Auckland Venue Ellerslie Distance 2400m Time 2 38.35 Track Condition Heavy Prizemoney NZ 2 200 000 Jockey Jonathan Riddell Trainer John Bary WINNERS DETAILS Not sold Then Came HISTORIAN ON THE LEVEL YIN YANG MASTER SIERRA NEVADA O REILLY S PRIZE YOUREIN BETWEEN THE BEATS HE S REMARKABLE RAFFLES KNIGHT WISECRACK JETSET LAD HIDDEN ASSET ICEPIN ENCOSTA DIABLO NIPPIN JIMMY CHOUX Gr1 STELLA ARTOIS AUCKLAND CUP TITCH Date 12 03 11 Club Auckland Venue Ellerslie Distance 3200m Time 3 21.96 Track Condition Dead Prizemoney NZ 1 000 000 Jockey Opie Bosson Trainer Kevin Myers WINNERS DETAILS Not sold 6G (Lord Ballina-Our Sophie by Kaapstad) 151 PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES Then Came SHOWCAUSE CASTLE HEIGHTS INNOCENT LADY CAN T KEEPER DOWN FAZZA ROI D JEU TIN GOOSE TRILOGY SOLID BILLING TINSELTOWN CASSINI CAPECOVER MR TIPSY PAYBACK MR ZATOPEK HE S UNDER THE GUN PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES 2011 NZ GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 AUCKLAND DIAMOND STAKES 2F (Anabaa-Great Notice by Nureyev) Date 12 03 11 Club Auckland Venue Ellerslie Distance 1200m Time 1 08.35 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Opie Bosson Trainer Don Sellwood WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Magic Millions Winter Weanling Sale Price A 26 000 Vendor Reavill Farm Then Came FORT LINCOLN CHATEAUNEUF DUPAPE DISTILL SHUKA BESPOKE SAVABILL DUCKWORTH LEWIS ANTONIO LOMBARDO MISS UPSTART RELEASE SALE GRADUATE ANABANDANA Gr1 NICHOLAS FEUILLATTE NEW ZEALAND STAKES THE PARTY STAND 4M (Thorn Park-Cremisi by Royal Academy) Date 12 03 11 Club Auckland Venue Ellerslie Distance 2000m Time 2 04.47 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Opie Bosson Trainer Roger James WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 NZBS Select Yearling Sale Price NZ 27 500 Vendor Windsor Park Then Came ADALINE VOSNE ROMANEE ZARA DANCER DAWN GHOST SHARP PRINCESS RED RULER SIR SLICK MY MY MAREE OUR ELLA BELLE SALE GRADUATE 152 PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES Gr1 WELLFIELD NEW ZEALAND OAKS MIDNIGHT OIL 3F (Keeper-Gilded Light by Gilded Time) Date 19 03 11 Club Wellington Venue Trentham Distance 2400m Time 2 30.04 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 300 000 Jockey Rosie Myers Trainer Paul Duncan WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 NZBS Select Yearling Sale Price P I NZ 15 000 Vendor Henley Park as agent Then Came ZENNISTA INSURGENT DATING ANNIE HIGGINS SAVANAH RUSH KING S ROSE I GOTTA FEELING RUN TO THE BANK BLINDING CHAPARRAL LASS DOUBLE IMAGE CHENNAI MAI KARAMEA CLASSY SALE GRADUATE Gr1 MANAWATU SIRES PRODUCE STAKES ANABANDANA 2F (Anabaa-Great Notice by Nureyev) Date 2 04 11 Club Manawatu Venue Awapuni Distance 1400m Time 1 22.80 Track Condition Good Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Opie Bosson Trainer Don Sellwood WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2009 Magic Millions Winter Weanling Sale Price A 26 000 Vendor Reavill Farm Then Came ANTONIO LOMBARDO DOWAGER QUEEN SAVABILL SHUKA QUEEN BOUDICCA DISTILL BEEJAY BELLE SIMPLY MAGIC BESPOKE CHATEAUNEUF DUPAPE SALE GRADUATE 153 PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES 2011 NZ GROUP 1 ANNUAL Gr1 STUART BROWN BREEDERS STAKES BARINKA Date 9 04 11 Club Te Aroha Venue Te Aroha Distance 1600m Time 1 35.81 Track Condition Slow Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Hayden Tinsley Trainer John Wheeler WINNERS DETAILS Sale 2007 NZBS Carnival Sale Price NZ 20 000 Vendor Seaton Park Then Came SMOULDER FLEUR DE LUNE DANCING JESS BEDLUM DASOUDI BANCHEE HEADSUP KEEP THE PEACE ADALINE OBSESSION GUISEPPINA CASABELLA LANE EILEEN DUBH HER ROYAL HIGHNESS 6M (Shinko King-Call Minder by Christmas Tree) SALE GRADUATE Gr1 LAND PRIDE EASTER HANDICAP VEYRON Date 16 04 11 Club Auckland Venue Ellerslie Distance 1600m Time 1 26.69 Track Condition Slow Prizemoney NZ 200 000 Jockey Rogan Norvall Trainer Linda Laing WINNERS DETAILS Not Sold Then Came FEARS NOTHING SIR SLICK THE PARTY STAND DASOUDI BEDLUM JUSTANEXCUSE PRINCE KAAPSTAD IRISH OPERA MANDELA MANDELA ALEGRIO FIREBOLT MY ASTRON 5G (Thorn Park-Over The Limit by Centro) 154 PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACE IMAGES Champagne lifestyle Brisbane Racing Club WINTER CARNIVAL Channel Seven Presenter and Brisbane Racing Carnival Ambassador Sofie Formica Doomben Cup Day Black Caviar supporters on BTC Cup Day AAMI Stradbroke Day Fashions on the Field winners Seven s Winners & Losers cast members Melissa Bergland and Virginia Gay Doomben Cup Day Black Caviar s owners trainer Peter Moody 155 Servicing weekly Melbourne Dubbo Sydney Brisbane Cairns Mt Isa. 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