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Even if it is true one can mount the same argument about the Dubai World Cup except that it wouldn t be a World Cup without a majority of international campaigners ergo for the Melbourne Cup to retain its standing as the world s premier staying event it s simply not workable to have seeding that protects local runners. It d be like holding a Grand Prix where half the drivers and cars are guaranteed to be locals. Most connections of local horses accept that what appears to have raised their ire however is an alleged labyrinthine configuration of what does and doesn t qualify locals for the big race versus a supposed softer draw for the internationals where certain runners with questionable form made the cut. In any event even if the goalposts were clear-cut there is a growing concern that our distance horses are not up to the mark. Or are they it s just that there s insufficient opportunity in lead-ups to put the miles into their legs In this edition of Breeding&Racing our special Melbourne Cup Debate examines the issues from a number of different angles and also debunks a number of myths along the way. Meanwhile local pride aside one area where the internationals appear to have really hit their stride is in the sales arenas. Following last month s feature story Defying Gravity it s clear that global demand for elite thoroughbreds continues to find renewed impetus. An early positive harbinger that the southern hemisphere might well follow suit occurred when New Zealand s 2011 Ready-To-Run Sale eclipsed a number of records. Confidence is everything and while there are obviously still deepseated economic issues around the world that could suddenly turn everything pear-shaped at this stage there is every reason to believe that vendors should be optimistic heading into the Australasian round of majors over the ensuing months. In our extensive sales coverage in this edition you ll find a plethora of sales information on Magic Millions Gold Coast Inglis Classic NZ Bloodstock Karaka & Magic Millions Perth Premier. Until the sales I d like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas prosperous New Year and safe holidays with friends and family. 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The publisher and the authors do not accept any liability whatsoever in respect of any action taken by readers in reliance on the recommendations set out in this magazine. www.breedingracing.com.au For FREE Daily Industry News Updates 10 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.bREEDINgRacINg.com LOOSE CHANGE COX PLATE CONCERNS FOREIGN EXPECTATIONS IMPORTING STAYERS E PAGE 12 E PAGE 24 PREPARED TO FAIL LOCAL STAYER H CAP TYPE BEGETS TYPE TOP 2YOS AT STUD E PAGE 30 E PAGE 36 FRENCH SALES ON AUST BUYER RADAR NEW E-TRAKKA DATA SETS GR1 BENCHMARK E PAGE 44 E PAGE 60 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.bREEDINgRacINg.com 11 Loose Change Proposed new MVRC entrance Moonee Valley s proposed new layout With Moonee Valley s planned redevelopment including a change to the course layout racehorse conformation expert Ross Brunt questions what impact it will have on Australia s weight-for-age championship the Cox Plate. 12 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com M oonee Valley hosts what has undoubtedly grown to be Australia s foremost test of racehorse ability the W.S. Cox Plate. In 1999 it was selected as Australia s only ever race for the World Series of Racing. The honour list of winners is never-ending and includes legends such as Phar Lap Tulloch Kingston Town Makybe Diva So You Think etc. Furthermore it has produced some of Australia s best ever races. In 1979 Brent Thomson gave Dulcify rein at the 700m and promptly strode lengths clear before eventually winning by seven lengths. In the last of his three successive wins Kingston Town defied the accurate one Bill Collins can t win call. In what is commonly referred to as the race of the century Bonecrusher and Our Waverly Star staged their two horse war in 1986 where both came from the rear of the field with sustained bursts of speed sprinting to the front 700m For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 13 loose change (cont) out and proving vastly superior finishing a clear one-two ahead of a Think (1st win) had been disappointing leading into the race yet strung-out field. In a style reminiscent of Dulcify Sunline seemingly arguably in line with the best horse wins defied the apparent poorer effortlessly strode clear some distance from home not once but twice form and found their best for the Cox Plate. on her way to winning successive Cox Plates. What Factors Make the One of the major reasons for the Cox Plate s success is its atypical cox Plate UniqUe layout the unique configuration finding out all but the most The Gr1 Cox Plate is Australia s richest weight-for-age event. Being determined and talented gallopers over its challenging 2040m test. The mooted changes which will include a much longer straight than run at weight-for-age also means the best gallopers will not be handicapped due to superior ability. This along with the prestige and is currently the case could potentially albeit inadvertently remove prize-money (currently 3 million) attracts the very best gallopers. the very underlying challenges that make the race the great prize fight The majority of Australia s Champions are middle distance types that it is. are versatile with an apparent turn of foot. While they have the ability In looking at the possible ramifications let s assess what factors to sprint well fresh and often possess the endurance to be competitive combine to make the Cox Plate such a gladiatorial contest before up to 3200m they ultimately excel over the middle distances. The considering the future. 2040 metres of the Cox Plate ideally suits these Acknowledgment for overseeing the original types. course layout must go to William Samuel Cox While many race-goers refer to the short home who purchased the land and developed the IN 1999 THE COx straight of Moonee Valley what predominantly racetrack. Within the restricted dimensions track unique is not only the shortened the designers certainly came up with a highly PLATE WAS SELECTED makes thethe straight but the final uphill sections length of functional racing layout and may have set the AS AUSTRALIA S ONLY and predominately the start position of the ball rolling for the innovative approach that is turn (combined distance of the synonymous with the MVRC today. EVER RACE fOR THE home straight). This is positioned onlyhome turn AND 422m Moonee Valley Racing Club has astutely used WORLD SERIES Of from the winning post. This compares to the the race s course layout and rich history as highly other Melbourne Metropolitan tracks whose successful modern and exciting promotional RACING... comparative distances range from Caulfield s tools. This has played a large part in educating 617m up to Flemington s 1450m. This 422m regular race-goers who now recognize two key distance marker and final incline play key roles factors as being unique to the Cox Plate The racing style that often sees quality gallopers attempting to put in the Cox Plate and directly relates to the racetrack skills and tactics required to win the race (detailed below). the sword to the opposition well before the home turn regularly The restricted field sizes usual fast pace and course layout presents producing sensational and brilliant racing. all good horses with a winning opportunity. This is regardless of The best horse in Australia generally wins. As MVRC rightly attests these occur on such a regular basis that it can whether they race on or off the pace provided they possess an apparent turn of foot . not be put down to luck. The grandstands are very close to the course and from the It is well documented that favourites have an outstanding record in spectators view seemingly sit almost above the home straight. This the race with an overall win rate higher than 40% but significantly and the tight dimensions of the final stages provide much of the the best horse wins also applies to champions coming into the crowd a birds eye view as the action comparatively takes place in race under a cloud . To varied degrees Kingston Town (1st win) front of the stands rather than leading in from the far side. This Strawberry Road Rubiton Sunline (1st win) Saintly and So You cox Plate hall oF 2012 PINKER PINKER 2011 2010 SO YOU THINK 2009 SO YOU THINK 2008 MALDIVIAN 2002 NORTHERLY 2001 NORTHERLY 2000 SUNLINE 1999 SUNLINE 1998 MIGHT AND POWER PhotograPhY bY steve hart 14 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com THE REDEVELOPMENT PREDOMINATELY SECURES THE fINANCIAL fUTURE Of THE RACE-CLUB AND MOONEE VALLEY... Moonee Valley lends itself to crowd participation FaMe last 20 Years 2007 EL SEGUNDO 2006 fIELDS Of OMAGH 2005 MAKYBE DIVA 2004 SAVABEEL 2003 fIELDS Of OMAGH 1997 DANE RIPPER 1996 SAINTLY 1995 OCTAGONAL 1994 SOLVIT 1993 THE PHANTOM CHANCE For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 15 loose change (cont) concentrated and interactive feel only amplifies the already electric atmosphere. the keY Points oF the 2040M cox Plate coUrse. Short run to the first turn . The 200m gallop to the first turn ensures a fast pace from the gates as jockeys vie for early forward tactical positions. This fast break sets the pace and the three further turns usually ensures that the pace is held throughout. Traits required gate speed and sustained speed. School sprint 700 422m marks . At Moonee Valley the side straight starting at the 700m provides the racehorse with a superior top-end speed the opportunity to search for clear ground out wide and attempt to gather a break on its rivals. This can be done without the risk of covering extra ground wide around a turn and provides champions the opportunity to dash clear of their generally more dour competitors. Trait required Top-end speed Short home turn and straight . As the course includes an incline of over 5m over the concluding stages horses run into the cambered home turn slightly uphill which helps them corner. To an extent this also assists the champion to maintain the superior speed and momentum that it generated earlier. As a horse travels around a turn it uses its muscle fibres in a slightly varied manner. In very basic terms this may effectively provide its standard straight line muscle fibres the opportunity to freshen (this could in part explain why straight courses require extra endurance). As the horses straighten and perhaps with a change of stride lead the good horse now relatively fresh with speed in hand may produce another sharp sprint off the bend. This makes it very hard for those attempting to make up lost ground from behind considering the short home straight (172m). The home straight continues the course s late uphill trajectory and the final 100m is a genuine test. If a horse is good enough to come from behind and challenge at this stage it usually goes on and wins. For the horse that has previously accelerated at the 700m mark this final test requires endurance substance and a strong mentality with a high pain threshold and in the Cox Plate more times than not Australia s best racehorse. Traits required Topend speed off the bend endurance and the will to win. Sunline achieved the Cox Plate double A RACEHORSE MAY BE EITHER BRILLIANT WITH SUPERIOR TOP-END SPEED (A CHAMPION S TRAIT) OR DOUR BUT RARELY BOTH. approaching turn and short home straight. An example of this was So You Think s effort in his 2010 Cox Plate win where at the 600m mark he was challenged by Zipping. At this point So You Think burst to a clear lead gaining lengths on Zipping by the time they straightened for home. The comparatively dour nature of Zipping enabled him to eventually claw back ground late before eventually being beaten by just 1.3 lengths on the line. It is reasonable to assume that So You Think s superior top-end speed (trait of JockeY tactics Most Jockeys take advantage of the course layout by making their runs early close to the 700m mark. Of course the generally lesser quality dour paced type may be left flat-footed at this stage losing ground that may be hard to make up considering the fast Superior AccelerAtion or top-end Speed Genuine Champions often appear to win their races with acceleration but in reality this may just be an illusion. the real reason Champions appear to have superior acceleration may be that they possess a higher top-end speed to accelerate to. in comparison their opponents are left floundering or even fading having previously utilized their top speed in an effort to keep pace with the Champion. a horse already racing at its top-end speed has no scope for further acceleration. when a Champion accelerates late in a race his her speed may only increase a few km h and this higher top end speed is what generally wins it the race. whether it takes the Champion one two or even three strides to accelerate to this speed may be comparatively irrelevant. the potential higher top-end speed also means the champion can travel within itself during the run therefore saving energy. after all if raw acceleration solely decided races most would be won by those first out of the gates. 16 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com PINKER When you want to keep your horses in the PI WINN NKER ER 2011 T atts Cox Plate PINK-ER PINKER Prepared & Consigned by HORSEPOWER Raced on HORSEPOWER Millford Thoroughbreds HORSEPOWER YEARLING Greg Eurell HORSEPOWER SWEETFEED 4 1800 681 117 W e b s i t e w w w . h o r s e p o w e r. c o m . a u loose change (cont) champions) was the key factor in his win. The 2005 Cox Plate had 8 horses lined up across the track before the home turn down the side straight as the riders jockeyed for a forward position. This style of riding also allows the jockey on a horse with a short but sharp sprint to sit with cover behind the horses while also moving forward. This can allow the horse to stay within reach of the leaders before looking for clear ground around the short home turn and being saved for one shortened and explosive sprint home. Super Impose was a classic example of this type of winner in 1992. Other Jockeys may race for luck waiting patiently on the rails (Pinker Pinker 2011) although generally this is a risky tactic best kept for better priced horses as tiring horses being overtaken before the home turn regularly drop back along the rails. As the Cox Plate is such a dynamic race jockeys can t afford to get caught in traffic when heading into the home stretch. course layouts (although it does include a short side straight). The existing small track circumference of the existing course (approx 1800m) is currently successfully countered by the layout of the last 700m as detailed above. However this counter may be largely lost with the new proposed layout which includes two turns close-up leading into the straight and a smaller course circumference of 1702m. The width of the track will increase from 24m to 30m. This will allow bigger fields although currently the small and select fields of the Cox Plate appear to ideally suit (MVRC may plan to keep the field restricted regardless). The camber will also be improved which should be a positive for both the horses soundness and those coming from the rear of the field. The home straight will also be lengthened to a reasonably standard length (by Australian standards) of 317m. Reinvention is essential for the club to fund the reconfiguration of the racecourse to have wider appeal to owners trainers jockeys and to replace the Club s ageing facilities with a new world-class grandstand and other amenities befitting the Club s stature and reputation in the racing community Michael Browell Chief Executive MVRC. WhY standard coUrses FavoUr More doUr tYPes In contrast to Moonee Valley s side straight starting from the 700 to the 422m mark most courses are turning within the corresponding marks and directly leading into their longer home straights. These Nearby surrounding areas will have many improvements including long turns and home straights generally result in horses gradually new streetscapes community centre park and so on. No doubt making a solitary long and sustained run for benefits of this nature will be appreciated by the home. Due to the resultant one-paced effect of local community. Included in the plans and close these courses the leaders are often left relatively to the proposed course are four new apartment BOTH SO YOU THINK blocks of twenty stories. This predominately unchallenged until they are within sight of the home straight. Although these types of course AND SUPER IMPOSE secures the financial future of the race-club and layouts are sustained tests and worthy in their own racing at Moonee Valley. WERE fOUND WANTING In an industry steeped in tradition MVRC right occasionally they can drain the superior top-end speed and endurance from the brilliant ON MORE THAN ONE have proved great racing innovators having been type of horse. This can be especially telling over involved in incorporating harness racing and also OCCASION AT THE the last 150m. Keep in mind that a racehorse may introducing twilight night and Sunday racing. be either brilliant with superior top-end speed In this fAMOUS fLEMINGTON MVRC asdebate it is difficult to be critical of (champions trait) or dour but rarely both. they are the victims of their own CLOCK TOWER. Although excuses may be found notably both unparalleled success and implementing change of the above mentioned Cox Plate winners comes with its obstacles. They are also progressing So You Think and Super Impose were found with comprehensive studies and reports wanting on more than one occasion at the famous Flemington clock consultation transparency and due diligence. However could a tower. Although Flemington is known for its long home straight its greater emphasis be placed on the course layout and with further contrasting nature in comparison to Moonee Valley comes to the fore time effort and innovation could a compromise plan be found which when one also takes into account that Flemington s home turn starts still allows for real estate sell off and development but leaves the at the 1450m mark. actual racing course as is No doubt the proposed redevelopment Earlier this year local trainer Mark Kavanagh and Damien Oliver will financially benefit the MVRC and racing in general but will countered Flemington (Blamey Stakes) by deliberately keeping the the regular race-goer be left questioning its value - particularly brilliant type Whobegotyou (a Cox Plate place-getter) held up until considering the current layout creates a unique challenge that can well into the straight before allowing the horse to successfully unleash generally only be answered by a Champion a very late run. It won by a head at odds-on. Significantly the horse All measurements used in this article are strictly approximate. The had won 5 times previously at Moonee Valley yet this was its first win dimensions are based on the main courses and do not include straight from 3 starts at Flemington which included a loss in the Derby where courses and other off shoots. h he came with a strong run before being found wanting over the last 300m despite being odds-on. We all know the old timers familiar Track length Home Home turn Start Side phase of wait for the clock tower however how many connections straight length position of and jockeys are game enough to risk this tactic on a leading horse length home turn that is expected to win with ease by both the general public and the stewards Moonee Valley 172m 250m 422m 278m There has been talk of transferring the Cox Plate to Flemington. This is not a comparative option in my opinion. Proposed M.V. 317m 225m 542m 100m the FUtUre Moonee Valley s fast course layout is unique to Australia s metropolitan racetracks but on the international stage this is amplified. This especially applies throughout the major UK turf tracks where the spacious courses have fewer turns longer straights and generally dour-oriented yielding and undulating racing surfaces. The current redevelopment master-plan of the MVRC includes a new track layout that brings it further inline with the traditional 18 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Caulfield Flemington Sandown LS Sandown HS 367m 450m 407m 491m 250m 1000m 450m 500m 617m 1450m 857m 991m 300m - 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. 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THE FUTURE IS NOW EVERY BEAT COUNTS Contact Andrew Stuart Managing Director a PO Box 1305 Booragoon WA 6954 M 0422 868 181 E Andrew.Stuart equitronics.com.au P (08) 9315 4570 W www.equitronics.com.au h cup of Prince Sheikh Faha d Al T ha ni wi th Racing industry exponents believe the signs are positive that Australia will once again produce crops of quality staying thoroughbreds but a legendary trainer warns Jason Gregory that it could take decades. 1C 01 e2 th up he overseas invasion on the Melbourne Cup began in He said that result would see Australian owners beating down the 1883 when New Zealand galloper Martini-Henri was doors of European bloodstock agents wanting to buy well-performed shipped across the ditch before sailing to victory. stayers and is hopeful the gallopers may then eventually be retired to Dozens of foreign-bred horses have since emerged Australian or New Zealand studs as appears to be the destiny of 2010 victorious but the most telling of all the raids came in 1993 when the Cup winner Americain. pilgrimage of legendary Irish trainer Dermot Weld ended when his A cursory look at the finishing order of the 2011 Cup shines a light galloper Vintage Crop charged into Melbourne Cup history. on both the emerging dominance of foreign-trained and bred horses That win changed the race forever and was the catalyst for many in the race and just how long the road is ahead for the local industry. other attempts in the past 19 years by trainers lured from the The race was won by French star Dunaden who nosed out an Northern Hemisphere with dreams of taking out the world s richest English stayer who beat home the German import Lucas Cranach. long-distance test and pocketing the lion s share of Behind that five-year-old in fourth was the 2010 what is now 6 million in prize money. French winner Americain who was trailed in by IncredIbly of the another three European raiders. The majority of these attacks ended in disappointment but a string of powerful Incredibly of the 23 starters on that first 23 starters on that performances in recent years has left the locals Tuesday in November only two were locally-bred. fIrst tuesday In lamenting how they ever lost their grip on the Cup. And despite the recent successes of Australiannovember only two bred gallopers Shocking and Viewed the 2011 result Highly-regarded industry exponents concede that a fixation on speed has left local staying stocks were locally-bred... saw the previously polite conversation about the at a historically low ebb but as B&R discovered locals increasingly lack of serious representation in they are also cautiously optimistic that the the Cup become a heated public debate. internationalisation of the Cup will lead to a renaissance of quality The mixed views included John Singleton s opinion that some Australian-bred staying horses. foreign-trained horses are too lightly weighted and make the field Indeed Magic Millions managing director Vin Cox said he has despite dubious form. Peter Moody called for more clarity on how witnessed a trend of owners wanting to purchase more staying stock to qualify a horse and fellow trainers David Hayes and Chris Waller in recent years and is also buoyed that horses such as Shocking and both said there are not enough races in Australia with exemptions High Chaparral are standing at stud in the region. into the Cup. Gai Waterhouse said officialdom had neglected And while five-time Melbourne Cup winning trainer Lee Freedman the infrastructure which once nurtured stayers and prominent believes that groups of top-line locally-bred stayers emerging together owner Terry Henderson said if authorities wanted significant local may still be decades away he is hopeful that the dominance of the representation they may have no option but to make the Cup an internationals in the 2011 Cup may accelerate a rejuvenation. invitation-only race like the Japan Cup. 20 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com T pe The elephant in the room however is the questionable quality of local stayers when compared to the international gallopers. The usually diplomatic Francesca Cumani who helps prepare the Australian campaigns of horses trained by her father Luca pointedly said that while Australian breeders produce the world s best sprinters Australian stayers have simply fallen too far behind the rest of the world. Local industry players agreed with the assessment and acknowledge that any serious fight back must be a long-term industry-wide project. History has shown that a reason why the Cup has endured so well is that it keeps reinventing itself with the change to a quality handicap system in the 1980s and the influx of international gallopers being the most telling changes. The handicap system was altered because racing authorities wanted to attract champion racehorses to an event traditionally dominated by game handicappers and achieved this by reducing the weight difference between the top and bottom weights. 1993 winner Vintage Crop For example Rain Lover carried 60.5 kilograms in 1969 to win his second Cup and runner-up Alsop carried only 47.5 kilograms in 1972 Piping Lane carried only 48 kilograms to victory while Gunsynd was made to lug 60.5 kilograms into third place. The difference under the new system is best demonstrated by the example of Cup heroine Makybe Diva. In 2003 she carried 51 kilograms 55.5 kilograms in 2004 and 58 kilograms in 2005 but the runners-up to her were much closer in the weights than pre-quality handicap days with She s Archie carrying 50 kilograms in 2003 champion European galloper Vinnie Roe 58 kilograms in 2004 and On A Jeune 51 kilograms in 2005 little more than a handy galloper getting only seven kilograms from a soon-to-be three time winner. THE GREAT DEBATE MELBOURNE CUP When Racing Victoria first started to entice trailblazers such as Dermot Weld to run their well-performed gallopers in the Cup they found the most persuasive argument was that the quality handicap conditions would enable them to be competitive. Vintage Crop s victory proved that winning was possible and since then more and more overseas trainers who once struggled to replicate the success of Mr Weld are becoming cannier about which types of horses are needed to win the race and the best way to campaign them. Racing Victoria Limited chief handicapper Greg Carpenter said recent sales in England had shown stables no longer daunted by the long trip south or the Australian horses were beginning to purchase racehorses specifically with the Melbourne Cup in mind. Swettenham Stud director Adam Sangster said the commitment to speed in recent decades has bred out many characteristics that were once synonymous with the Australian-bred stayer. The impact of overseas sire lines has seen many lines bring in lighter bone beneath the knee no back ends light frames and narrow chests and whilst these things will assist the breeding of stayers it is hard to breed this consistently into the offspring as that will crucify you in the sales ring he said. Often the breeder will turn back with that mare after one generation to a more robust stallion to give themselves a better chance in the sale ring. Now all that has helped us do is disadvantage the breed. Why Danehill was so successful here is he gave breeders bone muscle and bulk just what we wanted. Sangster said that if Australia were to again mass-produce top-line stayers all industry players needed to be committed to a long-term strategy. He said more breeders needed to be convinced to support 21 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com MELBOURNE CUP THE GREAT DEBATE This year the Cup was won by Dunaden and the owner Prince Sheikh Fahad Al Thani has earmarked the Australian racing industry as a place for future investment and involvement and again that is a great bonus emanating from internationals running in the Melbourne Cup. Another positive sign according to Cox is a recent trend of owners investing in staying stock. agic Millions managing director Vin Cox said the We have seen a definite shift over the past two to three years of first step of many steps needed to people starting to focus more and more on stayingreinvigorate the breeding of good bred yearlings and better mares are being sent to stayers in Australia was to change stayers. So the signs are positive in that regard he the mindset of owners many of whom have never said. had to display patience and were accustomed to I don t necessarily think there is much wrong quick returns. with the situation in Australia and the industry will Americain owner Gerry Ryan agrees with the naturally evolve back to producing better stayers. assessment telling media following the 2010 Cup However the entire industry in Australia is now that the key asset an owner and breeder of a stayer geared towards racing that provides owners a quick can have is patience. return on their investments and there is a lot of I always say to trainers that if they need time money in sprinting races so the shift will never be give them time. Don t break them as a two-yearmonumental and return to where it was 30 years old never to be seen again he said. ago when it was totally geared to producing stayers. However an added complication is that while Interestingly Cox declared that much of there have been significant prize money increases the recent increase in activity was being led by in recent years the stake money has not risen at the individuals aiming to take advantage of the drop same rate as training and veterinary fees and has in quality of local staying horses by buying horses left some owners no choice but to establish early which on paper should make top quality stayers Gerry ryAn whether their horse has ability. able to be groomed for lucrative races of 2400m and part-owner of Americain Sangster said in the past far more owners and beyond not currently targeted by foreign raiders. trainers were prepared to be more patient and allow horses to develop These include the Adelaide Brisbane Perth and Sydney Cups and into themselves as costs did not escalate as quickly. events such as the Bagot Handicap Duke of Norfolk Stakes and swags He said many possible stayers were currently being lost because of country cups. owners were demanding their purchases be tried early. He also said that more owners would be convinced to produce Freedman said that this situation meant a resurgence of locally bred stayers if more quality horses such as Shocking now standing at New stayers could be decades away. Zealand s Rich Hill stud and Coolmore s shuttle The Europeans are clearly breeding superior stallion High Chaparral stand in the region. stayers to us because our industry has gone down An interesting aside is that an increasing It Is hard to breed the path of sprinters and milers in the last few number of international trainers are now giving [a stayer s physIque] their charges a run in Australia prior to taking on decades he said. It is the chicken and the egg. The breeders will consIstently Into the the Cup. not produce staying horses because the owners This means it is no longer the case that local offsprIng as that will not buy them and the owners will not buy owners and trainers while the Cup is becoming wIll crucIfy you In dominated by overseas runners have the lucrative them because the breeders are not producing them. fall-back of running in other quality staying events the sales rIng. I don t see a great attitudinal change coming such as the Caulfield and Geelong Cups and adam sangster as long as the sprinting and middle-distance races Queen Elizabeth Stakes without having to face the are so lucrative. Even if the mindset was to change internationals. immediately the problem will not be rectified in less A growing number of internationals are also than five or six years and it will more than likely be 20 years or more. staying on for a run after the Cup. The 2011 Sandown Cup for Of course there will continue to be individual animals that will be example was contested by only five gallopers with three of those competitive but not a whole group of them pushing up at the same overseas-trained in Americain Manighar and Saptapadi and a fourth time. being Irish Derby winner Mourayan who was purchased to race in Freedman firmly believes that the only short-term weapon Australia by Lloyd Williams. to combat the recent dominance of international runners is for A further complication for locals could be the outcome of the Australian owners to buy tested European stayers with superb ongoing campaign to have quarantine laws relaxed. credentials and pedigree such as Lucas Cranach which Team Currently horses coming into Australia must spend a fortnight in Freedman trained to run third in 2011 s Cup. quarantine in their home country and three weeks once they arrive. Sangster said the overseas influx would ultimately benefit However Racing Victoria and other equine bodies have applied to Australian racing. Biosecurity Australia for quarantine rules to be changed following The big question is do we need to dominate the Cup The only calls by some overseas trainers and owners to slash the three week reason I can see that we would like to see the Cup winner with period to as little as seven days. Australian connections is so the money stays in Australia and has the This has left the local industry fearing that should the rules be potential to be invested back into racing in Australia he said. changed the Cup will be inundated by foreign-trained entries like But Americain s win saw two local businessmen win the Cup and never before. It may also open the door for the return of Japanesethe money stayed here and now we are looking at the stallion staying trained horses for the first time since Delta Blues and Pop Rock were here and entering stud in Australia so mark my words that is a great so dominant in the 2006 race. result in anyone s language. Watch this space. h staying stallions when they entered stud and trainers owners and buyers needed to add stayers to their buying lists. He also suggested that sales companies create a stayers series to their sales races and that racing administrators needed to programme an adequate race calendar to develop Australian staying ranks. M 22 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com WHEN THE SEAS OF L IFE GET ROUGH WATERTIGHT COVER IS YOUR LIFEBOAT With horses as in life it pays to know the risks involved. 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I t s been 25 years since the remarkable story Simon O Donnell and Terry Henderson of of imported Roberto stallion At Talaq a OTI Racing have been venturing to Europe for at US 800 000 Fasig-Tipton yearling purchase least the last decade in the search of Cup horses for Shadwell who graced our shores to and came agonisingly close in 2008 with Halling take the nation s most famous race in the Spring of gelding Bauer. Most of OTI s European purchases 1986. have been left in training in England many with A Gr1 winner of the Longchamp Grand Prix Newmarket-based Luca Cumani. One permanent de Paris (3000m) as a three-year-old in France At European import success story for OTI has been Talaq had two runs in the Autumn of 1986 before the non-staying Golan mare Ghostmilk. Purchased writing himself into the history books of Australian on OTI s behalf by Hubie De Burgh and Dermot racing. A fourth placing in the Gr2 MVRC Alister Farrington for 45 000 guineas at the 2008 Clark Stakes followed by a third behind Tristarc Tattersalls December Mare Sale Ghostmilk went in the Gr1 AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes signalled onto to earn 206 656 in 13 starts for Peter Moody his quality and adaptability to Australian racing including black type with a second in the Listed conditions. In the Spring of that year At Talaq STC Winter Stakes. ran second in the Craiglee Stakes the Underwood Chris Waller Whilst there are many more notable success went looking for new markets Stakes (to Bonecrusher) and the Caulfield Cup stories such as owner Richard Pegum s search before his back-to-back Gr1 victories in the for a runner in the Wagga Cup resulting in Mackinnon Stakes and Melbourne Cup. 25 years the Gr1-winning duo of My Kingdom of Fife later it is still a spectacular racing and training (Queen Elizabeth Stakes) and December Draw achievement by the horse and the late legendary (Turnbull Stakes) there have also been many wellLindsay Park trainer Colin Hayes. credentialed purchases that have failed to adapt and After At Talaq followed Gr1 wins by European perform under Australian racing conditions. imports Almaarad (1989 WS Cox Plate) and Jeune Gr3-winning Danehill Dancer gelding Rebel (1994 Melbourne Cup) so whilst the domination Soldier has been nothing short of disappointing in numbers and results by international horses in since his arrival in the David Hayes stable the 2011 Melbourne Cup has caused much debate 12 months ago and former Melbourne Cup it is hardly surprising after the pioneering success performers Alessandro Volta and Warringah have by the Hayes-Shadwell combination over two produced similarly poor results on our tracks. decades ago. Daylami stallion Grey Swallow was a multi-million With the arrival of temporary imports dollar European purchase by Peter Rowsthorn s competing over our Carnivals and permanent Woodside operation from the Dermot Weld stable lee Freedman imports being trained in Australia the line in 2006. Rated as high as 129 after wins the Gr1 has been buying at Tattersalls has become blurred as to the definition of an Irish Derby and Tattersalls Gold Cup Grey Swallow international thoroughbred racing in Australia. These lines are failed in the 2006 Cox Plate won by El Segundo and was retired to further blurred by the access breeders in Australia now have to a stud duties the following year. vast array of international pedigrees with shuttle stallions including Owner Lloyd Williams has invested significantly in European Gr1 Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club winner Lope de Vega as well as staying imports over the last few years the majority purchased Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver (Maria s Mon) standing their privately from Ballydoyle and Sea The Stars trainer John Oxx. A first season in Australia this year among numerous existing shuttlers. number of these imports have produced good results in Australia It s well reported that a number of Australian-based trainers and Green Moon and Mourayan are both Gr1 placed however Williams owners now make annual pilgrimages to Europe in the search for is yet to secure another famous Melbourne Cup victory that he ready-made-racehorses to compete for the first-rate prizemoney on yearns for with these gallopers. Arguably the best credentialed of the offer over our middle-distance and staying events. Williams imports Alandi a dual Gr1 winner of the Irish St Leger and For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 24 THE GREAT DEBATE MELBOURNE CUP French-bred winner dunaden Longchamp Prix du Cadran was unable to fire a shot in Australia dream of a Melbourne Cup runner was not the lure which first took despite the undoubted dedication of the Macedon Lodge team. In five Waller to London. We didn t have owners to buy yearlings so we Australian starts Alandi was only able to beat a combined two horses had to find another market Waller explains. With the purchase of home. Melbourne Cup style horses out of reach Waller targeted SaturdayThe most popular public auction vehicle for importing European class stayers which he views as a dream horse for owners to enjoy gallopers to Australia has clearly been the Tattersalls Autumn the experience with friends and family and race for good prizemoney Horses-in-Training Sale. Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller has potentially ten times a year. unquestionably been the most successful Australian-based trainer Over the last five years Waller has refined his strategy for purchasing at this sale with his success inspiring acclimatising purchases from his European further southern hemisphere interest. expeditions. His training regime is very similar A number of [LLoyd From 2006 to 2011 Waller has purchased 37 initially for all imports which sees them go WiLLiAms imports] hAve straight into work upon arrival. I ve found horses from Tattersalls with all bar two being purchased at the Autumn Horses-in-Training produced good resuLts they thrive on being in a stable environment Sale. Thus far these horses have achieved 81 wins as opposed to being in the paddock Waller in AustrALiA green in Australia from a combined total of 575 starts tells. With the Australian climate more severe or a 14% winning strike rate including five moon And mourAyAn Are in summer how quickly the imports make it to stakes wins and overall prizemoney earnings of the track depends on how they are coping. It s both gr1 pLAced. just over 3.9 million. Of that purse aggregate best to let the horse tell us Waller adds. 53% of the prizemoney earnings amassed by New Zealand bloodstock agent Paul Moroney Waller s imports in Australia has been achieved by five horses. The has been purchasing at Tattersalls since 2003 primarily focused most successful of that quintet on the track is 2011 Gr1 Sydney Cup on broodmare prospects. However the buying pattern of Moroney winner Stand To Gain ( 109 000 guineas 2009 Autumn HIT) and changed in 2010 with the purchase of nine horses for a total of Hawk Island ( 9 000 guineas 2008 Autumn HIT) a winner of three 551 000 guineas at the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale followed up Listed races and two Gr1 placings in The Ranvet and Metropolitan. In with another eight purchases at the same sale this year. a training performance worthy of note only one of Waller s purchases The Freedman Brothers training team who prepared this year s from 2006 to 2010 failed to race in Australia. Melbourne Cup placegetter and German import Lucas Cranach Despite the Gr1 staying success he achieved with an import the purchased privately by Australian Bloodstock s Luke Murrell For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 25 MELBOURNE CUP THE GREAT DEBATE German-bred lucas Cranach finished 3rd have also used the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale over recent years Thoroughbreds who hit the headlines earlier this year with three with some success. In 2008 and 2009 the Freedmans (via Badgers expensive purchases (totalling 2 640 000 euros) at the Arqana August Bloodstock) purchased half a dozen gallopers for the Ball and Chain Yearling Sale including a sale topping 1 700 000 euros for a Galileo Syndicate. A number had success at stakes level however none were filly from a half-sister to multiple Gr1 winner Sarafina. able to take the next step to Gr1 staying features. Above Average With the potential to share in Australia s quality prizemoney on finished second in the Gr2 Moonee Valley Cup Ajhar ran second offer for staying races just how much does it cost to permanently in the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes but now import a thoroughbred from Europe finds himself racing in Adelaide Fanjura was a International Racehorse Transport s (IRT) Gr3 winner of the MRC Easter Cup and Sound Operations Manager Chris Burke advises it is not gAi WAterhouse of Nature ran second in the Gr2 MVRC Crystal a complicated process but it is time consuming. Mile but is now racing in Darwin. The only horse robert smerdon peter Horses to be exported to Australia must meet not to win for the syndicate was Sadler s Wells moody & John o sheA Australia s pre-export testing requirements or the entire Doctor Fremantle who despite being a Gr2 shipment can be delayed six to eight weeks Burke hAve ALL recentLy winner over 2400m in England was unable to run reveals. a place in 9 starts in Australia and New Zealand. dipped their toes into It is critical that the influenza vaccination Mornington trainer Tony Noonan has taken a permanently buying tried europeAn schedule of the horse to be exportedprescribed by different approach with his Tattersalls purchases. to Australia meets the requirements stAyers Between 2005 to 2008 Noonan purchased six the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service yearlings for Australian owners at the Tattersalls (AQIS). October Yearling Sale for a total of 349 000 Given this is in order the general timeline for guineas. Noonan s process has been to leave the horses campaigning shipment to Australia is spending 21 days pre-export quarantine at in England with trainer Andrew Balding at Kingsclere before bringing an approved property in Newmarket followed by 14 days post-arrival them to Australia as he did with his 2010 Melbourne Cup runner quarantine at Sydney s Eastern Creek facility with the horse being Buccelatti. unable to train during this period. The total cost for a single space is Noonan s last yearling purchase in October 2008 was also his most approximately 25 000. Should the horse being exported require a expensive for 105 000 guineas. A High Chaparral five-year-old now space and a half the cost will rise to around 32 000. known as Tappanappa who has been placed twice up to 2400m from Top trainers Gai Waterhouse Robert Smerdon Peter Moody and four starts earning a modest 1 624. From the family of the Gr1 John O Shea have all recently dipped their toes in the Mediterranean Yorkshire Oaks winner and outstanding producer Hellenic expect to for the first time with inaugural European ventures. At October s see him in Australia in the future. Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale Gai Waterhouse purchased five A similar path may be undertaken by Paul Fudge s Waratah lots for 525 000 guineas through agent Johnny McKeever 26 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com MELBOURNE CUP THE GREAT DEBATE Chris Waller-purchased imports from Tattersalls 2006-2010 no of horses purchased 32 Total Spend (aU ) 2 666 564 average (aU ) 83 330 Total Starts in australia 575 wins 81 Stakes wins 5 Stakes Places 9 Prizemoney earnings in australia 3 925 535 data does not include 2011 purchases which have not had the opportunity of racing in australia. Currency converted to australian dollars at the exchange rate on 13 11 11. Top five Chris Waller-purchased imports from Tattersalls by prizemoney earnings Horse Hawk island stand to Gain strike one Foreteller voice Coach Sale 2008 autumn Hit 2009 autumn Hit 2007 autumn Hit 2010 autumn Hit 2008 autumn Hit Vendor abington place stables Juddmonte Farms Baronrath Juddmonte Farms Freemason lodge stables amount (guineas) 9 000 105 000 28 000 100 000 90 000 Starts 38 17 38 10 12 wins 10 3 7 4 3 Stakes wins 3 1 1 Stakes Places 3 1 2 2 Prizemoney earnings in australia 778 940 425 270 413 590 261 750 187 800 Robert Smerdon purchased two heights of the likes of At Talaq. ex-Juddmonte horses through What is certain is that an almost agent Stephen Hillen for 440 000 imperceptible shift has occurred in guineas and Peter Moody the psyche of Australian owners and purchased one lot from the Peter trainers. What started as a trickle Chapple-Hyam yard for a modest is likely to become a tidal surge in 32 000 guineas. Across the English the quest to snare Australia s major Channel at the Arqana Autumn staying races. Despite the evidence Sale at Deauville in November that adapting to southern hemisphere John O Shea paid 150 000 euros for conditions is a horse-by-horse a three-year-old Montjeu colt from proposition the twin allure of the the Aga Khan s dispersal. prestige and riches on offer means Astute Melbourne trainer Robert Tattersalls and other European sales Smerdon s first European foray saw companies will have the welcome mat him collect the top two priced lots out for buyers from the Antipodes for from the Juddmonte draft both some time to come. irT s single space is approximately 25 000 horses with Timeform ratings in Meanwhile it remains to be seen excess of 100 under the guidance whether the local breeding fraternity of Sir Michael Stoute. Smerdon appreciates the philosophy adopted will embrace Australia s renewed love affair with stayers. A possible by European trainers who use this sale to move horses through their lamplighter to turn the traditional infatuation with juvenile speed on yards. Melbourne Cup runner-up Purple Moon went through this its head could be So You Think s return to the Coolmore breeding barn sale some time back Smerdon in the near future and the anticipated comments. 2012 retirement to stud of Americain from 2006 to 2011 WALLer hAs The purchase of Verdant following an Australian Autumn (Singspiel) and Arch Fire (Arch) purchAsed 37 horses from tAttersALLs campaign under the David Hayes by Smerdon was the outcome of banner. With ALL bAr tWo being purchAsed At an extensive short-listing exercise With the supremacy of the European following the identification of 35 the Autumn horses-in-trAining sALe. imports in the 2011 Melbourne Cup horses in the catalogue by a form at the forefront let s not overlook the analyst. After veterinary checks nation s second biggest staying feature these were the top two horses on Smerdon s list. Their eventual the Caulfield Cup was won emphatically by the South Australian-bred purchase came at a premium with the major competition coming from and trained mare Southern Speed together with the Victorian-bred jumping stables. and trained Reset mare Pinker Pinker securing Australasia s greatest Smerdon doesn t anticipate his new venture to have any bearing on middle distance weight-for-age contest the WS Cox Plate. Results Aquanita s spend at thoroughbred sales within Australasia. They are like these highlight the both sizeable and cost-effective opportunities two quite different products those investing in our UK stayers fund are available to be examined by staying-oriented buyers at the approaching generally not the same people buying yearlings Smerdon remarks. 2012 southern hemisphere yearling sales. Only time will tell if these new import-prospects for the Smerdon Total spend does not include the cost of shipping from England to Waterhouse O Shea and Moody stables can go onto reach the stellar Australia estimated at 25 000 per horse. h 28 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com prepared Manighar had a 15 437m lead-up In the wake of virtual domination of the 2011 Melbourne Cup by international horses Stephen Hemsley from Genetic Edge Pedigrees compares the Australian-bred stayer with the internationals and finds reasons other than pedigrees are the potential root cause. 30 T here are very few true staying contests of any note left on the Australian racing calendar. As one of only a handful of 3200m races in the country the Melbourne Cup continues to maintain its status as the premier staying event in Australia and possibly the world. The now concluded 2011 Melbourne Cup maintained the tradition of being the centrepiece of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival which showcased the best of Australian racing to the world. However as staying races go this year s Cup was relatively uneventful and it is far more likely to be remembered for the events that unfolded at the finish rather than the actual running of the race. For those who may have missed the race the 2011 Melbourne Cup was almost totally dominated by international runners sparking a discussion that may potentially change the face of future staying races including the Cup itself. The 2011 Melbourne Cup will be remembered for providing the For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com THE GREAT DEBATE MELBOURNE CUP to fail Female line SireS Sire Dunaden (FR) Red Cadeaux (GB) Lucas Cranach (GER) Americain (USA) Manighar (FR) Lost In The Moment (IRE) Fox Hunt (IRE) Niwot (AUS) Unusual Suspect (USA) At First Sight (IRE) Precedence (NZ) Drunken Sailor (IRE) The Verminator (AUS) Tullamore (NZ) Moyenne Corniche (GB) Saptapadi (IRE) Older Than Time (AUS) Hawk Island (IRE) Illo (GER) Jukebox Jury (IRE) Shamrocker (NZ) Glass Harmonium (IRE) Modun (IRE) Mourayan (IRE) Nicobar 1st Dam Sire Kaldounevees 2nd Dam Sire Romildo 3rd Dam Sire Comrade In Arms Blushing Groom Alpenkonig Cornish Prince Damascus Saint Crespin Taufan Mellay Sobig Alleged Reform Blakeney Golden Fleece Cups King Bart Cummings Cadeaux Genereux Peintre Celebre Dancing Brave Mamool Dynaformer Linamix Danehill Dancer Dubawi Galileo Unusual Heat Galileo Zabeel Tendulkar Jeune Savabeel Selkirk Indian Ridge Don Eduardo Hawk Wing Tertullian Montjeu O Reilly Verglas King s Best Alhaarth Java Gold Arazi Rubiano In The Wings Sadler s Wells Noble Bijou Crested Wave Bering Shadeed Mujadil Fraar Flying Spur Hernando Sadler s Wells Danehill Sadler s Wells Konigsstuhl Kenmare Blues Traveller Darshaan Sadler s Wells Kahyasi Acatenango Green Dancer Key To The Mint Kalamoun Priolo Balmerino Imposing Gone West High Line Commanche Run Alzao Dauphin Fabuleux Captain s Gig Northfields Darshaan Fairy King Hard Fought Be My Guest Irish River Icelandic Sadler s Wells Darshaan Lomond Crepello Homeric Artichoke Gulf Pearl Green Dancer La Varende Solaboy Irish River Homeric Vaguely Noble Sire Frequency Northern Dancer Mr. Prospector Sadler s Wells Nearctic Nijinsky II Bold Reason Nureyev Shirley Heights Kalamoun Lombard 27 11 10 9 8 7 7 6 4 4 Lyphard Miswaki Riverman Sharpen Up Atan Blushing Groom Caro Danehill Danzig Darshaan 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 Green Dancer His Majesty Irish River Raise A Native Sir Ivor Sir Tristram Val De Loir Zabeel Zeddaan Total 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 154 closest finish of any previous Cup. The photo finish print was enlarged several times to determine the eventual winner Dunaden - over the second placed Red Cadeaux. It was also the first Cup where only one Australasian bred runner Niwot (8th) collected prize money despite cheques paid to the top 10 finishers. Of the 24 final acceptors only six were bred in either Australia or New Zealand reflecting the difficulty Australasian runners had in securing a handicap that avoided the ballot. Following the almost complete domination of the Cup by interlopers there was an understandably emotional call for the number of international runners to be capped. At the same time widespread suggestions emerged that Australian breeders have lost the ability to breed a horse capable of staying 3200m as well as several trainers who expressed the view that there are not enough staying races in Australia to facilitate an effective 3200m preparation. With a large number of the international brigade remaining in Australia to continue plundering our prize money it does raise some questions which need answers sooner rather than later. Have Australian Breeders Lost The Ability To Breed A 3200m Stayer When looking through the pedigrees of the final acceptors it is easy to see how the conclusion could be made that the breeding of the internationals was very different to the types of horses being bred in Australia. Sires such as Nicobar Cadeaux Genereux Mamool Tertullian and Alhaarth are unknown to most Australians unless they happen to follow European racing and breeding closely. To compound the issue further many of the sires represented would not rate highly enough 31 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com MELBOURNE CUP THE GREAT DEBATE melbourne cup preparation raceS Placing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Scr Dunaden (FR) Red Cadeaux (GB) Lucas Cranach (GER) Americain (USA) Manighar (FR) Lost In The Moment (IRE) Fox Hunt (IRE) Niwot (AUS) Unusual Suspect (USA) At First Sight (IRE) Precedence (NZ) Drunken Sailor (IRE) The Verminator (AUS) Tullamore (NZ) Moyenne Corniche (GB) Saptapadi (IRE) Older Than Time (AUS) Hawk Island (IRE) Illo (GER) Jukebox Jury (IRE) Shamrocker (NZ) Glass Harmonium (IRE) Modun (IRE) Mourayan (IRE) 1600m 2414m 1400m 1400m 2670m 1800m 1400m 2429m 2092m 1300m 1400m 2120m (405) 1200m (21) 1800m (35) 2414m (6) 2100m (14) 2000m (43) 3236m (28) 2816m (14) 1500m (14) 1600m (35) 2010m (343) 2414m (133) 1400m (14) 1800m (21) 2092m (14) 1800m 1 2514m 2412m 2413m 3116m 2816m 2011m 2414m 1400m 2 (63) 3116m (6) 2816m (20) 2413m (22) 3116m (34) 4023m (22) 2092m (21) 2816m (21) 2000m 3 (22) 3116m (33) 3218m (32) 2412m (94) 2514m (42) 3218m (19) 3218m (19) 3218m (15) 2500m (235) 1600m (28) 1600m (15) 2000m (41) 2414m (13) 2300m (14) 2400m (14) 2092m (49) 2400m (7) 2000m (14) 2000m (46) 2010m (34) 2414m (21) 1800m (15) 2000m (17) 1986m (14) 2000m 4 (91) 3016m (24) 3016m (28) 2412m (19) 3016m (24) 3016m (23) 2816m (23) 2816m (13) 2400m (29) 2025m (14) 2000m (13) 2400m (29) 2816m (16) 2400m (14) 2400m (42) 2816m (7) 2400m (14) 2400m (14) 2400m (17) 2413m (23) 3016m (15) 2000m (20) 2040m (25) 2816m (22) 2500m 5 (59) 2400m (20) 2816m (83) 2412m (62) 2500m (55) 2400m (42) 2414m (29) 2814m (14) 2500m (6) 2400m (39) 2400m (14) 2000m (49) 2400m (28) 2000m (7) 2500m (49) 2400m (17) 2400m (14) 2500m (14) 2400m (104) 2500m (20) 2816m (20) 2040m (7) 2000m (14) 2413m (27) 2000m 2011 Melbourne Cup (13) 3200m (52) 3200m (17) 3200m (10) 3200m (17) 3200m (31) 3200m (44) 3200m (3) 3200m (17) 3200m (6) 3200m (3) 3200m (17) 3200m (3) 3200m (10) 3200m (24) 3200m (11) 3200m (3) 3200m (17) 3200m (10) 3200m (52) 3200m (10) 3200m (3) 3200m (59) 3200m (3) 3200m Distance Covered 14162m 14278m 12062m 14262m 15473m 12551m 14078m 10800m 6025m 7200m 9600m 12714m 10600m 10700m 12973m 12108m 9700m 9800m 11053m 10660m 7240m 9440m 11721m 9700m (days between runs) race distance in metres to even be considered for stallion duty in Australia. Notwithstanding Of course there are sires present in all of these pedigrees that their obvious success and commercial value in the northern assist in delivering the endurance required to stay 3200m. But to be hemisphere sires such as Dubawi Galileo Hawk Wing Verglas and effective these sires do not have to be present in large numbers and King s Best who all served reasonable books of mares in Australia are actually in the minority. have since been dropped from the shuttle roster. For example Dunaden has as his single source of endurance But just how different are the pedigrees of these final acceptors to Busted who occurs in the fourth generation of his dam line. The the horses that are being bred in Australia principle contributor of stamina is El Gran Senor who is located in Looking firstly at the female line sires in table 1 there are more than the fourth generation of Dunaden s sire line. a few sires listed that will be familiar to Australian breeders. Red Cadeaux is another good example he enjoys a small Sires such as Be My Guest Blushing Groom contribution of endurance through Blushing In The Wings Sadler s Wells Crested Wave Groom. Despite Blushing Groom being located Trainers and owners ThaT in the fourth generation of Red Cadeaux the Gone West Northfields Kenmare Vaguely Noble and Green Dancer are widely available have rushed off To buy strength of his contribution should not be in the pedigrees of Australian sires and mares. Tried horses in europe may underestimated. Interestingly Blushing Groom If we look a little deeper and include all of is also the sire of Arazi dam sire of last years the sires within the first four generations of the well come unsTuck if They Melbourne Cup winner Americain. final acceptors there are a number of names sTill inTend Training Them Red Cadeaux s principle strength is the that continually reappear. strong contribution of stamina he receives from The TradiTional way. Sires that occur three or more times are Nureyev Lyphard and Alydar. This is similar to listed in table 2. The most frequent sires include Makybe Diva who had ample stamina available Northern Dancer Mr Prospector Sadler s Wells Nijinsky Bold Reason through Danehill Nureyev and Roberto. and Nureyev. Not surprisingly these same sires are frequently found in As with any horses bred on different continents there will always the first four generations of Australian-bred horses. be some domestic sire names that will only be found in the pedigrees This list contains 29 sires that collectively appear 154 times in the from that specific continent. But overall the above analysis clearly first four generations and represents 43% of the total 360 available sire indicates that genetically dominant sires are still effectively influencing locations. the performance of horses bred anywhere in the world. All remaining sires occur only once or twice and therefore these 29 Australian breeders should have more than enough confidence that sires will be the principle influence of performance for almost every they have the appropriate genetic building blocks at their disposal to acceptor. breed horses capable of staying a strong 3200m. 32 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com festival of racing Flemington Group 1 Race Schedule 755 000 Australian Guineas Sat 3 March 2012 2012 melbourne Group 1 27th of Series (3YO Set Weights 1600 metres) For Three-Years-Old Colts Geldings & Fillies - Set Weights. Of 750 000 & 5 000 trophies. Colts & Geldings 55.5kg. Fillies 53.5kg. 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Based on this fact alone it is reasonable to suggest that Australian-prepared stayers are significantly disadvantaged in comparison to the international visitors. When the days between runs (bracketed) are included in the equation it would be almost impossible to replicate the training pattern of the winner Dunaden based on the current configuration of races in Australia. A significant departure from the training pattern used by the internationals is seen in the lead up for Unusual Suspect. After not having raced for 235 days he had just a short three race preparation and still managed iT was also The firsT cup where only one ausTralasian bred runner niwoT (8Th) collecTed prize money to finish in the prize money in ninth place covering just 6025m. In summary the selection and preparation of a stayer is becoming far more analytical and tactical. Trainers and owners that have rushed off to buy tried horses in Europe may well come unstuck if they still intend training them the traditional Australian way and clearly a new approach is required. It may well be more beneficial to identify horses in Australia that are capable of running a strong 2500m and training them the European way. For Australian trainers looking for a Melbourne Cup preparation strategy they would do well to study Lucas Cranach. All of his five preparation races were around 2400m. The timing of his starts have all been reasonably consistent with current Australian training practices. In addition to the many firsts that the 2011 Melbourne Cup will be remembered for there is hope that it will also be remembered as the last time that internationals dominate Australia s premier staying event. There is every possibility and hope that the 2012 Melbourne Cup may well be the turning point for how stayers are prepared in Australia. h Genetic Edge Pedigrees are the world leaders in the Genetic Modelling of thoroughbreds and they can provide a detailed genetic profile that can to assist those contemplating the breeding or buying of a stayer. Contact them by email at stephen geneticedgepedigrees.pty.net.au or phone Stephen Hemsley on 0478 379 145 for more information. Americain 14 262m prep So if there is not an issue with Australia s ability to breed horses capable of staying why did they not perform to their genetic potential in the 2011 Melbourne Cup that finished in front of Niwot had competed in at least one race longer than 3000m as part of their Melbourne Cup preparation. Two other international horses Moyenne Croniche and Jukebox Jury also competed in races longer than 3200m. In addition Bart Cummings requires his runners to have raced a cumulative 10000m in their Melbourne Cup preparation in order for them to be deemed ready. Given that many of the internationals had contested races longer than 3000m it will come as no surprise to learn that five of the first seven placegetters covered more than 14000m during their preparation. There were four other internationals Lucas Cranach Drunken Sailor Moyenne Corniche and Saptapadi that covered more than 12000m and clearly this is now the new preparation benchmark. In stark contrast the longest race that any Are There Sufficient Races To Enable A 3200m Preparation The answer may well lie in the view of champion trainer and winner of 12 Melbourne Cups Bart Cummings. For some time he has held the opinion that there are not enough appropriate races in Australia to facilitate an effective Melbourne Cup preparation. Typically trainers will start their Melbourne Cup horses at least five times during their preparation. 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PENTRENE A LINIMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM YOUR NEAREST WHOLESALER www.ausrichter.com info ausrichter.com (02) 9517 1166 Chip Off ThE Old BlOCk Editor-at-large Renee Geelan investigates whether Gr1-winning 2YOs are likely to see their feat emulated by their progeny. Arrowfield Stud home of top two Gr1-2YO sires W hen a colt wins a Gr1 race as a 2YO it tends to make him a target for a stud career. It has long been accepted by breeders that the yearling market chases the progeny of stallions who can leave a 2YO type (thus giving the eventual owner of the horse a chance of a fast return). So a good question for breeders and yearling buyers to ask is does winning a Gr1 race as a 2YO translate into a becoming a sire of 2YOs The numbers around 2YO racing may have many questioning this quick-return strategy. Only a small proportion of horses actually race at age 2 and only 7 of the 80 Gr1 races on offer across Australia and New Zealand are for 2YOs. Arion Pedigrees gave Breeding&Racing some raw figures which will provide a baseline for answering this question. In 2004 and 2005 across Australia and NZ there were 42 261 foals born. Of these only 7 196 raced as 2YOs (17%) and 1 425 won as 2YOs. The 14 Gr1 races were won by 13 individuals (2005 born Sebring was the dual 2YO Gr1-winner). And now that Sebring is at stud with his first yearlings to sell in 2012 will he make the transition from syndication poster boy to successful sire of 2YOs There is a separation between being a successful stallion and being a sire of 2YOs although the two are often linked in the commercial marketplace. His eventual success is currently unknown but one thing is certain Sebring is in rare company. Since 1965 only 208 Gr1-winning 2YOs have gone to stud across Australia and NZ (and have had foals to race). It seems like a really small number and equals less than five Gr1-winning 2YOs to retire to stud each year. To put some context on the rarity of the Gr1-winning 2YO between 100 and 150 new sires retire to stud each season. Therefore less than 5% of these retirees were 2YO Gr1-winners. But consider this there are only 50 Gr1 races for 2YOs globally on an annual basis and many are won by fillies or geldings. The remaining colts go to stud in a global marketplace and it has only been since the early 90s that stallions have shuttled between hemispheres. Sire Chief s Crown Johannesburg Vain Luskin Star Tierce Hector Protector Full on Aces Arazi Born in USA USA AUS AUS AUS USA AUS USA YOF 1982 1999 1966 1974 1988 1988 1978 1989 Gr1 wins at 2 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 Place of Gr1 wins USA IRE FR GB USA AUS AUS AUS FR AUS USA FR List of stallions that won 3 or more Gr1 wins as 2YOs 36 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Sires sorted by southern hemisphere 2Yo runners to foals Sire unbridled s song st Covet tenby snippets Celtic swing revoque Chief s Crown Hennessy Fasliyev success express Catbird scenic Zieten Danehill Dancer Favorite trick rory s Jester Medaaly redoute s Choice Sire born in usa aus GB aus GB ire usa usa usa usa aus ire usa ire usa aus GB aus Sire Foaled 1993 1991 1990 1984 1992 1994 1982 1993 1997 1985 1996 1986 1990 1993 1995 1982 1994 1996 SH Foals 181 178 26 908 171 59 94 379 543 798 805 1024 15 959 165 1100 29 1148 SH 2Yo rnrs 106 104 15 477 86 29 46 183 259 379 382 479 7 446 76 495 13 514 SH % 2Yo rnrs 59% 58% 58% 53% 50% 49% 49% 48% 48% 47% 47% 47% 47% 47% 46% 45% 45% 45% Sires gr1 wins at 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 where Sire won gr1 race s usa aus Fr aus GB Fr usa usa ire Fr usa aus GB GB ire usa aus GB aus Coloured stallions in the table have left at least one Gr1-winning 2YO at stud Redoute s Choice (6) Scenic (3) Success Express (3) Rory s Jester (2) and Snippets (1). Within this sample of only 208 stallions spread over more than 40 years of racing there will be the usual mix of successful sires bread and butter sires and failures. Concentrating only on their performance as sires of 2YO types may further exaggerate this separation between success and failure given that so few horses race as 2YOs. Which brings us to the important question How do you define if a stallion is a sire of 2YOs Widden Stud in the Hunter Valley has built a reputation on the back of their Golden Slipper winners Todman Vain Marscay Stratum and Sebring. Breeding&Racing asked stud master Antony Thompson what he considers defines a stallion as a sire of 2YOs . Thompson said Obviously a horse that can consistently get 2YO runners winners and stakes winners and it is much harder to get a good 2YO if the stallion had no 2YO performance himself. Winning a Gr1 at 2 isn t the only barometer of 2YO performance as many of Australia s top sires of 2YOs were not Gr1-winning 2YOs. However those stallions did have race performance at 2 and in most cases went on to win a Gr1 at 3. Thompson cites Danehill and his son Exceed and Excel as examples of this. Danehill s stud career needs no introduction. His race record shows that he won a 1200m city class 2YO race at 2 before winning the 1200m Gr1 Haydock Sprint Cup at 3. Exceed and Excel (sire of Gr1 2YOs Reward for Effort and Helmet) won the Gr2 Todman Slipper Trial at 2 then went on to dual Gr1 success at 3 (MRC Invitation S VRC Newmarket S). There are four core numbers that Arion Pedigrees has provided to assist in creating a definition and an answer. These four pieces of data cover Australia and NZ born foals only 1. The number of foals by the stallion 2. the number that raced as 2YOs 3. the number that won as 2YOs and 4. the number that emulated their sire and won a Gr1 at 2. The first definition of a 2YO sire can be found by looking at the percentage of foals that race as 2YOs. Essentially this ratio gives a perception of maturity i.e. if a trainer thinks the horse is physically Sebring is in rare company Since 1965 only 208 Gr1-winninG 2yoS have Gone to Stud acroSS auStralia and nZ (and have had foalS to race). and mentally capable of racing as a 2YO. If only 17% of all foals born get to the races as 2YOs then surely a 2YO sire should leave approximately double this figure. This gives a benchmark of 34% but for the sake of simplicity let us make it 30% 2YO runners-to-foals born. Of the 208 sires in our list 75 have achieved this feat and only 18 have achieved more than 45% 2YO runners-to-foals born. This table illustrates how interesting the racing world is several sires on this list would be considered by many industry participants to be either no good unfashionable or sires of later maturing stock . And yet trainers sent a huge proportion of their progeny For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 37 chip off the old block (cont) Sires Sorted by Southern Hemisphere 2Yo winners to runners ratio Sire ad valorem nadeem rory s Jester showdown Greenwood lake Brave show Mighty Kingdom pillaster vain tate Gallery rancher st Covet Darci Brahma Marscay stratum lunchtime John s Hope star watch Sire Born in usa aus aus GB usa aus aus usa aus usa aus aus nZ aus aus GB aus aus Sire Foaled 2002 2003 1982 1961 1997 1980 1976 1983 1966 1983 1979 1991 2002 1979 2002 1970 1969 1985 SH Foals 131 182 1100 572 151 177 204 170 698 117 488 178 226 945 413 662 531 126 SH 2YO Rnrs 13 13 495 157 14 12 12 10 192 24 91 104 18 350 93 161 64 44 SH 2YO Wnrs 8 8 215 68 6 5 5 4 76 9 32 35 6 116 29 50 19 13 SH 2YO Gr1 Wnrs 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 1 SH % 2YO Rnrs 10% 7% 45% 27% 9% 7% 6% 6% 28% 21% 19% 58% 8% 37% 23% 24% 12% 35% SH W R 62% 62% 43% 43% 43% 42% 42% 40% 40% 38% 35% 34% 33% 33% 31% 31% 30% 30% Sires Gr1 wins at 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 Where Sire won Gr1 race s GB aus aus GB usa aus aus usa aus ire aus aus aus aus aus GB aus aus The top performers (with 10 or more runners) are shown in this table (again with the sires that have left 2YO Gr1-winner s in green). There are not many on this table that overlap with the first table and this table doesn t show where the progeny of these stallions won. Perhaps to find a true sire of 2YOs we need to overlap the two tables including both the maturity to race at 2 and the performance at 2 into one table. Redoute s Choice sire of 6 2YO Gr1 winners our experience haS been that a Stallion who himSelf waS a top claSS 2yo doeS have an influence in producinG proGeny which mature more quickly. John messara arrowfield 38 to the races as 2YOs. Is this simply a reflection of the fact that the sire performed as a 2YO But if this was true surely all the sires on our list would be outperforming the average for the breed. Yet there are 66 of the 208 sires that have less than 17% of their foals race as 2YOs. So it can t be as simple as the trainers (or owners) saying his sire was a 2YO Gr1-winner so let s get him out there as fast as we can . There has to be more complex decision making occurring around each individual runner and their individual maturity. Unbridled s Song tops the list with nearly 60% of his southern hemisphere foals being sent to the races as 2YOs. He had only three crops in the southern hemisphere before being removed from the shuttle run and remaining in the USA. In the northern hemisphere he has left 1 070 foals of racing age and 281 (26%) of those raced at 2 including 2YO Gr1-winners Midshipman (Breeders Cup Juvenile) Octave (Mother Goose S) and Splendid Blended (Hollywood Starlet S). Like his son Midshipman Unbridled s Song won the Breeders Cup Juvenile a race run ten months into the season over 1700m. When an Aussie thinks 2YO a race like this is not usually what springs to mind. It is interesting that Unbridled s Song had a higher proportion of his southern hemisphere progeny race as 2YOs yet his northern hemisphere progeny were more successful at Gr1 level as 2YOs. This difference leads us to the next portion of the question performance. It is all very well to produce horses that appear mature enough to race as 2YOs but surely to be classed as a sire of 2YOs the stallion has to also produce racehorses that can WIN as 2YOs. If we go back to our base figures of the 7 196 horses that raced as 2YOs 1 425 won at least one race as a 2YO (20% winners-to-runners). Comparing this figure to our list of 208 stallions a ratio of 20% 2YO winners to 2YO runners (or better) was achieved by 70 stallions. 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And only 2YOs. There are 31 such horses in our list of a Gr1-winninG 2yo... 10 of these left a 2YO Gr1-winner. The table 208. It might seem low but put the figure into iS alSo an indicator below shows those stallions that have at least the context of how many stallions go to stud 30% 2YO runners-to-foals and 25% winnerseach year and how many succeed or fail. Then of a hiGher chance to-runners. remember that this data only covers 2YO data of overall Stallion Top of the table is Zieten who stood for one many of the 208 horses on our list have left Gr1SucceSS. season in NZ (and from that crop was crowned winning progeny. Just not as 2YOs in Australia Champion NZ Sire of 2YOs in 1998-99). He or NZ. The number actually compares rather has only 211 northern hemisphere foals of favourably to the whole racing population since which 118 (56%) raced as 2YOs and five won stakes races at 2. Zieten only 15% of stallions that won a Gr1 race (at any age) will leave a Gr1left only one Gr1-winner Seazun who won the Newmarket Cheveley winner at stud. By comparison 14% of our sample of Gr1-winning Park Stakes at 2. 2YOs have left a 2YO Gr1-winner in the southern hemisphere (and The next top ranked horse here is Rory s Jester. Many in the several others have left a Gr1-winner with their older horses or in the industry would consider him to be a true 2YO sire and his figures northern hemisphere). Perhaps being a Gr1-winning 2YO not only back this up with more than double the expected rate of his foals gives some indication of the ability to produce a Gr1-winning 2YO getting to the races at 2 and a huge proportion of them winning at 2. but also is an indicator of a higher chance of overall stallion success. Further 55 of his 76 stakes-winners won their first stakes race as 2YOs Coming back to the original question if you want to use this data and his progeny includes 2 individual Gr1-winning 2YOs. Chortle and to help predict future 2YO sire performance have a look at where Aragen both won the QTC Sires Produce Stakes. Yet for all this 2YO these sires won their 2YO Gr1 race s. Locally raced and performed performance Rory s Jester never won a 2YO sires premiership. horses have a much better rate of leaving a locally performed Which brings us to the cream of the crop Gr1-winning 2YOs racehorse. It is nice when the numbers confirm common sense. 40 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Two champion trainers one thing in common Both depend on Mitavite Athlete Plus to do the job I m a simple feeder but I am very particular about what I expect in a feed. I have used Athlete Plus in my stables for years. 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CJ Waller BonafideTM Now with Premium Nutrition Always Pays Dividends For more information on Mitavite Premium racing feeds and BonafideTM visit our informative website www.mitavite.com.au or freecall MITAVITE 1800 025 487 chip off the old block (cont) Southern Hemisphere 2Yo gr1 winners Sire Sire Born in Sire Foaled SH Foals SH 2YO Rnrs 514 616 350 297 157 379 479 192 168 495 337 320 115 161 95 116 477 281 90 382 197 607 453 111 397 44 305 173 93 41 39 SH 2YO Wnrs 91 124 116 86 68 87 59 76 43 215 30 34 23 50 12 22 126 66 21 69 38 97 74 14 46 13 82 48 29 3 6 SH 2YO Gr1 Wnrs 6 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 SH % 2YO Rnrs 45% 42% 37% 36% 27% 47% 47% 28% 24% 45% 41% 40% 28% 24% 23% 21% 53% 42% 40% 39% 39% 38% 37% 37% 36% 35% 32% 25% 23% 21% 13% SH W R 18% 20% 33% 29% 43% 23% 12% 40% 26% 43% 9% 11% 20% 31% 13% 19% 26% 23% 23% 18% 19% 16% 16% 13% 12% 30% 27% 28% 31% 7% 15% Sires Gr1 wins at 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 Where Sire won Gr1 race s aus aus aus aus GB usa GB aus nZ aus GB aus aus GB aus aus aus usa usa aus ire aus aus aus aus aus aus aus aus nZ Fr redoute s Choice Flying spur Marscay Marauding showdown success express scenic vain vice regal rory s Jester Grand lodge Kaapstad victory prince lunchtime align Zephyr Zip snippets Dehere Gilded time Zeditave King of Kings Canny lad Danzero tierce umatilla star watch luskin star Century stratum all Glory oratorio aus aus aus nZ GB usa ire aus nZ aus usa nZ aus GB aus nZ aus usa usa aus ire aus aus aus nZ aus aus aus aus nZ ire 1996 1992 1979 1984 1961 1985 1986 1966 1973 1982 1991 1984 1981 1970 1996 1976 1984 1991 1990 1985 1995 1987 1991 1988 1988 1985 1974 1969 2002 1982 2002 1148 1481 945 832 572 798 1024 698 714 1100 819 809 411 662 414 546 908 667 225 969 506 1615 1214 298 1109 126 958 688 413 192 295 Location of 2Yo gr1 win of Sire country of sires gr1 win aus GB usa nZ Fr ire total 20 4 3 2 1 1 31 all 2Yo gr1winning sires 82 36 26 15 16 15 208 % sires of gr1 2Yos 65% 13% 10% 6% 3% 3% % all sires 39% 17% 13% 7% 8% 7% The top two stallions in the list of sires that have left Gr1-winning 2YOs (and the only two in the top ten that are currently active at stud) stand at Arrowfield Stud. So the final word on the subject goes to John Messara. Principally due to the high cost of training and a superb marketing effort in developing the appeal of the Golden Slipper 2YO precocity has become a characteristic most of us seek in our racehorses. However only a small percentage of horses in each crop are precocious enough to race as 2YOs let alone excel at that age. Our experience has been that a stallion who himself was a top class 2YO does have an influence in producing progeny which mature more quickly. Having said that we must not ignore the fact that only one horse can win the Golden Slipper and that the chase for 2YO glory can generate severe wastage. 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Bred by the Haras de la Perelle Sanjida is a half sister to three stakes-winners including Sarafina by (Refuse to To Bend) who captured the 2010 Gr1 Prix de Diane and this season s Gr1 Grand Prix de Saint Cloud. Played out many thousands of kilometres from home this tete-a-tete between two Aussies left no room for ambiguity that Australian buyers are a global force to be reckoned with. It also left the French-based company with the challenge of brushing up on its knowledge of Australian vernacular and Manighar had a 15 437m lead-up Australia s strong currency and until recently benign overseas prices have led to many locals eying northern hemisphere opportunities among them France s sales. John Gilmore reports. W 44 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Leading French 2YO Dabirsim customs. G day doesn t quite have the nuance of bonjour however it s to approximately just 1.5% in a start. the other two countries where While the Australian thoroughbred industry has developed a degree betting is predominantly of familiarity with the likes of Tattersalls and Keeneland (at a sales bookmaker-based. level) and Royal Ascot Newmarket and Churchill Downs for major French-bred horses also racing action the French industry is slightly more enigmatic yet no receive more prize money when Arqana chief Olivier Delloye less colourful or alluring. they are placed in all open races. Arqana is the leading French Auction house for racehorse This is topped up by an extra 75% bloodstock holding ten sales a year split equally between Deauville premium in two-year-old races 63% on the Normandy coast and St Cloud to the in three-year-old west of Paris. The company was formed in races and 48% in France s two highest-priced four-year-old or over. A August 2006 resulting from a merger of Agence stallions are Elusive City Francaise Vents and Goff s France on the foal is considered born and bred in France and initiative of several investors led by its major carries the (FR) suffix provided it stays in and King s Best both at shareholder - his highness the Aga Khan. France until the 1st June of its yearling year. w15 000 a visit. The result gave birth to the Arqana Group. It s not only a matter of selection a racehorse Since then the direction taken by Arqana has auction house like Arqana must convince seen a much more international approach than before especially for international breeders to sell at the Deauville yearling sales. its flagship Deauville International 4 day yearling sales in August. In this business the right offer makes the difference and only There is a case to be made that for a racehorse owner France offers good horses will attract top buyers from all over the world declares a far more attractive proposition than its main European competitors Arqana managing director Olivier Delloye. We inspect about 1 500 Great Britain and Ireland. With average annual training costs in yearlings from all over Europe plus a few from the U.S. We want to the three countries being equally around 18 000 annually a racehorse attract the cream of the crop by the right stallion out of a well bred owner can expect to recuperate 56% of these charges from prize young broodmare or those in stakes level races with around one third money in France compared to just 28% and 22% respectively in selected for the August sales. Ireland and Great Britain. The French Pari Mutuel (Tote) system According to Delloye The French prize money and premiums for returns around 8% betting turnover back to racing - compared French-bred horses have in the past few years been a strong For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 45 vive la aussie (cont) w1.7 million GalileoSanjida filly attraction for foreign owners like John Cotton from England Martin The strong form of French racing has been widely advertised Schwartz in the US and from an economic view it definitely in the two recent Melbourne Cups and coupled with the makes sense. strong Australian dollar this has enabled Australians to buy Today no auction house of an international stature can at much better value than in previous years. According to content itself with its domestic market with the results of Arqana s communication manager Alix Choppin They also enjoy the yearling sales anywhere worldwide often depending on just a the atmosphere of Deauville and the welcome from the Arqana sales small number of big buyers that can be in total contradiction to the team. Selling the sales is a 12-month a year job. We travel all round economic situation at the time. the world to raise the profile of our August yearling sales and attract This is borne out with the European economy seemingly in new buyers paying particular attention to growing markets in Eastern recession this year. That and the Euros fall against other major Europe Russia Qatar and India. currencies has created an advantage and opportunity for buyers of The formula has proved remarkably successful with just racehorses outside Europe. the one blip since 2005. After four years of successive average As intimated earlier among that global buying bench is a significant price increases totalling 81% between 2006 and 2009 to N114 778 the group of Australians. On the same day the all-Australian ringside following year saw a 17.1% fall to N94 500 which recovered to N95 924 battle for the Galileo-Sanjida filly took this year. The clearance rate meanwhile on the place Fudge s Waratah Thoroughbreds also 438 yearlings presented was 74.9% an increase For a racehorse owner shelled out N500 000 for a Galileo colt out from 67.8% last year. France offers a far more of Royal Highness colt. That complemented As a comparison other their N440 000 opening day sale-topper an attractive proposition than its leading European thoroughbred breeding Invincible Spirit colt out of Elle Galante. As a main European competitors nations haven t fared as well in the past few result Fudge ended the four day sale as leading years - particularly Ireland which witnessed Great Britain and Ireland... foal numbers fall from 13 062 in 2008 to 7 986 buyer with a total spend of N2.64 million. With Fudge reportedly looking to establish in 2010 as a consequence of several years of a long term interest in European racing he already has horses in over production (which had contributed to a dramatic fall in yearling France with Chantilly trainers Andre Fabre and Laffon Parias prices at Irish auctions). With more sensible foal numbers resulting a Waratah Thoroughbreds agent Goodbody noted No decision has dramatic recovery occurred this year. been made yet as to who will train the trio but they will remain in By contrast French stud farms (based mainly in Normandy and Europe... Pays-de La-Loire) adopted a far more conservative policy over the Paul Makin meanwhile did not leave empty handed after years seeing only a minimal fall in foal numbers during the same missing out on the top lot his bloodstock agent Grant Pritchardperiod from 5 386 to 5 052. This more selective approach coupled Gordon purchasing a Montjeu filly from stakes-winning Danzil with the advantage of the French premiums for French-breds mare Prudenzie for N600 000. The filly now named Chicquita is back provided a cushion against any major drop in yearling prices. in England at a pre-training yard and will be sent to a trainer next That s the good news for France. On the flip side French breeders March. France is a possibility as Makin already has horses with John have increasingly been forced to have more mares covered abroad Hammond and Rupert Pritchard-Gordon. due to the decline in the French stallion roster. 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For those interested in taking the plunge for the first time the French racing and breeding committee will refund hotel and or car rental expenses up to 250 and travel expenses for foreign buyers. arqana will also help prospective buyers find a hotel book a taxi or restaurant and provide a video camera at the sales to film a yearling. and Deauville has something for everyone. sandrine Chardon who manages Deauville s tourist office explains For v10 a day you can keep your teenager occupied playing different sports while the adults go to the sales the racing or the casino where even a simple towel on the glorious wide beach and the occasional swim is part of the good life Deauville offers much much more than just racehorses. Deauville replaced comments Delloye. There are some encouraging signs their stock knowing the good health of the market mainly rests on the with the arrival last year of the promising Elusive City at the Haras de quality of the mares in this country. Etreham stud farm and Soldier Of Fortune at Haras Du Logis SaintMeanwhile though the current weak (in depth) top stallion level Germain in which the Irish racing enterprise Coolmore has kept an in France obviously suits the Irish and English breeding industries interest. But we now need to improve the quality of the broodmares having a ready market of French-bred mares visiting their top horses standing here so we can get better stallions and keep them. each year. This has had a knock-on effect that has undoubtedly That s a task easier said than done with both England and Ireland to a certain degree encouraged higher than normal stud prices holding a strong hand on the top stallion market in Europe. Ireland of top stallions in these countries. Perversely the French breeders has 22 stallions priced at N10 000 or above with Gilltown Stud-based reluctance to buy into a top class stallion (in looking for a short-term Sea the Stars at N85 000 and Coolmore s Galileo a private pricing (but profit rather than a longer term major investment) has to a degree almost certainly higher). Great Britain has encouraged this situation and remains a major 16 stallions at stud prices 10 000 or more hurdle for Arqana to overcome. Today no auction house including Juddmonte s Oasis Dream top Nonetheless France offers excellent value for of an international stature buyers who choose to take their stock to other priced at 85 000. By contrast France s two highest-priced stallions are Elusive City and locations or choose to keep their buys in France can content itself with its King s Best both at N15 000 a visit and just to take advantage of the strong prizemoney. A domestic market... three others Soldier of Fortune Muhtahir and great example of the value to be had is two-yearArqana MD Olivier Delloye Green Tune standing at N10 000. old colt Dabirsim bought at Deauville in August This market has concentrated itself terribly 2010 for just N30 000. for the last 10 years and we must admit our chances of heading Trained by Christophe Ferland at La Teste in south-west France the field are small as long as the main operators [Darley Coolmore the colt has remained unbeaten in five races as a juvenile with his and Juddmonte] do not send us some of their best stallions points victories including the prestigious Gr1 Prix Morny over 1 200 metres out Delloye. in Deauville and the Gr1 Jean Luc Lagardere Grand Criterium at Using a cart-before-the-horse logic Delloye states It s why I Longchamp. A son of Hat Trick out of the mare Rumored he is now believe foremost by enriching our stock of mares we will create a a firm favourite for the Gr1 Poule D Essai des Poulains (French 2 000 market capable of attracting higher quality stallions. Arqana s role is Guineas) at Longchamp next May. foremost to give confidence and it is naturally vital our breeders carry With any luck the latest Australian foray into the French marketon investing if we want to remain competitive for the yearling sales place will yield a similar success story to that being enjoyed but also the racing results. by Dabirsim s German owner Simon Springer who recently It means re-assuring them we are able to promote their breeding acknowledged We have had some big offers but he is not for sale it enterprise so they may invest and take risks. We are also thinking would be like selling the crown jewels. of new measures to assist breeders wishing to increase the quality of Indeed. h 48 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com The Number One Choice With Veterinarians Fence Contractors Horse Owners and Horses The World s Safest & Most Durable Horse Fencing In a class of its own... www.horserail.com.au Ben Duncan Horserail Australia Freecall 1800 259 365 Email horserail bigpond.com. Horserail Patent No. 6533881 Spoolers Patent No. 6431487 Buckles Patent No. 7 566 047 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 49 bookreviews EquinE Conformation for thE raCEhorsE By Ross Brunt Publisher Horsegears One of the greatest areas of smoke and mirrors in the industry is the subject of conformation. Among the many specialists there are just as many selfprofessed pundits that wing it when proffering their opinions. Ross Brunt is like a breath of freshair with his take on conformation. 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Within the first few paragraphs it was crystal clear than Jana Harris is a lady that can write and write magnificently. Her prose manages to weave a fine line between evocative and lean allowing your imagination to fill in the blanks in this moving story about a special thoroughbred mare plagued by demons. Even if you re not partial to the woman rescues horse genre give this a go it s worth reading just for the descriptive narrative alone. It s also deeply touching. Maxine Kumin US Poet Laureate (1981-1982) sums it up best I lost track of all time and space once I opened this incisive eloquent sometimes lyrical sometimes comic book. The story of True Colors and the raising up and training of her foals mesmerized me. Harris s memoir won my heart. For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 51 bookreviews PoCkEt thE story of PoCkEt PowEr By Gary Lemke Publisher Highbury Safika Media The death in November of multiple Gr1-winner current champion stallion and 5-time Champion South African Sire Jet Master (Rakeen-Jet Lightning) was a massive loss to the SA industry. With 59 winners from 70 runners (including 16 stakes-winners) in his first crop his progeny included a who s who of the turf among them The People s Champion Pocket Power. A genuine one-of-a-kind superstar of South African horseracing Pocket Power s phenomenal track exploits have been brought to life in a book by Gary Lemke. Trained by Mike Bass Pocket Power won 20 races including an unprecedented four L Ormarins Queen s Plates three J&B Mets (the South African equivalent of the Gr1 Cox Plate) and one Vodacom Durban July. He earned over R10-million in stakes and bonuses in a career spanning from 2005 to 2011. Not surprisingly a crowd of 50 000 waved him goodbye at his final appearance. Now retired in Constantia Cape Town Pocket Power has been introduced to show jumping. This is the inside story. Pocket is an inspirational book full of insight and written in a way that the general sports fan will be able to relate. There is joy sadness reflection celebration and heartache but all along there is recognition for what he achieved and the many lives he touched. Golfing legend Gary Player has done the Foreword of the book which is a paperback of over 200 pages and has 48 full colour pages of pictures his career in stats and neverbefore told behind the scenes stories. 52 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com thE mastEr a PErsonaL Portrait of bart Cummings By Les Carlyon Publisher Pan Macmillan In the world of horse racing Bart Cummings is the master. His astonishing tally of twelve Melbourne Cup wins arguably makes him the greatest trainer in Australia s history and by statistical measures as freakish as Bradman. His laconic wit and indifference to the trappings of wealth and fame have seen him recognised as a national treasure in his own lifetime. He is one of Australia s great characters. As Les Carlyon writes he simply isn t like anyone else. Cummings doesn t come into it to everyone he s just Bart. Carlyon is Australia s most revered observer of racing. For close to forty years he has known Bart and chronicled his remarkable career. Now in The Master Carlyon gives us a portrait of the man his horses and his world away from the glamour of the big race days. It shows us a Bart few have seen before. Intimate personal informed and captivating The Master is loaded with stories and characters that reveal much of the character and modus operandi of Bart. Illustrated with more than 100 photographs and paintings The Master is a sparkling piece of storytelling by one of Australia s most successful and acclaimed writers. THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE GREATEST TRAINER IN AUSTRALIA S HISTORY. FROM AWARDWINNING AUTHOR LES CARLYON BOOK OUT NOW B&R 1 2V FC DEC11 PAN MAC.indd 1 29 11 11 2 58 PM For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 53 summer Summer Sensational in Tassie I f you haven t visited Tasmania in a while there is no better time to head to the stunning Island State than during the five-week long extravaganza of thoroughbred racing - the AAMI Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival which features the running of the Hobart Cup. Hobart s thoroughbred headquarters is Tattersall s Park. The track is set on the banks of the majestic Derwent River and is just a stone s throw from the exciting and internationally acclaimed Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). The addition of Then it s the big one the AAMI Hobart Cup on Sunday 12 February 2012 with of course the feature race the Gr3 225 000 AAMI Hobart Cup the WFA listed 100 000 Thomas Lyons Stakes over 1400 metres and the listed 100 000 Strutt Stakes for threeyear-old fillies over 2100 metres. Myer Fashions on the Field is an attraction in itself on Hobart Cup Day with the Tasmanian heat of Myer Melbourne Cup Fashions on the Field winner best-dressed lady category becoming the Tasmanian entrant in VRC Oaks Day event. This offers a great opportunity to become a finalist in the national competition where the prizes on offer are enormous. The Terrace View Restaurant at Tattersall s Park is well worth exploring as your base for Cup Day. From here you will enjoy the most exclusive position trackside overlooking the winning post. The food and wine served come highly recommended as you relax in modern and stylish surroundings and the atmosphere will be fantastic. But don t leave it too long to book your table or you may miss out. Things in Hobart really hot up around this time of the year Salamanca Place is home to the internationally renowned Hobart hosts the Cup on Feb 12 market and the historic warehouses that line the strip The Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival begins in Hobart with Betfair are now home to many fine Hobart Guineas Day on Sunday 22 January. eating options from relaxed alfresco to seriously fine dining. MONA to Tasmania s range of tantalising 150 000 Bow Mistress Stakes is a prestigious Here you can sample some of the best cool experiences for tourists has many referring Gr3 Weight-For-Age race for fillies and mares climate wines in the country along with the to the State now as the arts capital of over 1200 metres. fresh local produce Tasmania has become Australia. There is also the 100 000 Tasmanian famous for. The racetrack is just a ten minute drive Derby which is a Listed race over 2200 metres If you would like to dine somewhere from Hobart two hours from Launceston for three-year-olds the 100 000 Listed further afield try Peppermint Bay a fabulous and under three from Devonport where the Motors Elwick 2YO Stakes over 1100 metres eating experience to the City s south is easily Spirit of Tasmania delivers tourists daily and the 50 000 Jockey Club Cup WFA over accessed by fast catamaran leaving from during summer. Plan to stay for a while and 2100 metres. Hobart s waterfront. There are award-winning make Hobart your base and discover that Frock up for the social pinnacle of the eco adventure cruises at Bruny Island and also there is as much excitement and action to be AAMI Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival at Eaglehawk Neck which you pass through found in this sophisticated city as there is at the Derby Ball which is at Wrest Point Hotel when you are on your way to the State s most the track Casino on Friday 3 February. The following visited tourist attraction Port Arthur Historic But the AAMI Tasmanian Summer Racing Tuesday is the Breakfast with the Stars Site. The site has recently received world Carnival is the highlight of summer activity Barrier Draw which will take place trackside heritage listing and provides a fascinating in Tasmania and is set to attract quality at Tattersall s Park then on Friday it is the insight into convictism. fields again in 2012. The Hobart Leg of the traditional Cup Carbine Club Lunch to be The best punt you can make this summer Carnival is hosted by the Tasmanian Racing held at Wrest Point. Guest speaker is top is to be in Tassie for the 2012 AAMI Club which was established in 1874. Australian and internationally acclaimed Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival and stay The first Hobart Cup was run in 1875 trainer Lee Freedman. as long as you can h For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com and won by Ella in 2011 it was taken out by Sydney visitor Bid Spotter. The Carnival begins in Hobart with Betfair Hobart Guineas Day on Sunday 22 January. This Listed race for three-year-olds over 2100 metres carries prize money of 90 000. The day is themed by Eastlands Shopping Centre as Ladies Day with a fashion parade and lots of competitions. The following Sunday its Schweppes Tasmanian Derby Day which is traditionally family day with Children s Fashions on the Field and plenty of familyfocused activities. The feature race the 54 equinehealth Getting Your Yearling To The Magic Millions With A Bit Of Help B ringing a yearling in for the first time is often an overwhelming task. Most young domesticated horses are handled at birth or within the first few days of life though some are only handled for the first time when they are weaned from their mothers or dams. Advocates of handling foals from birth sometimes use the concept of imprinting to introduce a foal within its first few days and weeks of life to many of the activities they will see throughout their lives. Within a few hours of birth a foal being imprinted will have a human touch it all over pick up its feet and introduce it to human touch and voice. After a young horse is taught to lead and other basic skills various tasks can be introduced to the horse as it matures while it is still too young to be ridden. Some do a great deal of work with young horses during their yearling and 2-year-old years to prepare them for sales others merely reinforce the basic lessons taught to the horse as a foal and simply Danzero-Lillymay keep the horse accustomed to the presence of humans. yearling At this time the young horse can become anxious and suffer from muscular disorders and discomfort. It is critical that the owner trainer begins this period promoting healthy joint musculoskeletal function and balanced physiology. and bone muscling and clean x-rays are the keys to success at the In most cases the yearling has never been in a stable transported sales. or handled which could make the yearling quite stressed and anxious To get your yearling looking and feeling in the best condition when being introduced to the daunting world of growing up exercise forms part of the main role of preparation. and you as an owner are responsible for making this Exercise levels and activities vary from each yearling process as quiet and uncomplicated as possible. however if not done correctly conformation issues Cycloid Vibration could arise. Cycloid Vibration Therapy (CVT) in particular the Equissage Horse physiotherapy which stimulates Hand walking is a traditional method of exercise Therapy (CVT)... blood circulation assists with lymphatic drainage and muscle-toning for the yearling however feed relaxes muscles and intake can often put too much weight on the yearling relaxes muscles and helps with increased joint mobility. helps with increased too quickly therefore trotting exercises are required This is an essential tool to have in the stable and in order to maintain a good working weight. joint mobility. will help you get your yearling prepared. On a clean flat surface and starting out slow with The unique physiotherapy treatment will be your 5 minutes of trotting in the first week two to three times greatest tool during the process of preparing your yearling a week your yearling will slowly but surely gain the fitness for upcoming sales. and muscle tone required. Introducing the Equissage Horse Physiotherapy to your yearling Equissage boasts a considerable number of benefits to horses and forms part of the initial introduction to the stables brushing and yearlings. The therapy is a non-aggressive drug free treatment bound handling as the therapy will prove to be beneficial across all levels of to please any yearling during the preparation process. preparation. Common recorded problems related to Yearlings that Equissage can With a basic understanding of equine biomechanics and help with are physiology the importance of muscle health is critical to performance Development of symmetrical muscle tone and longevity Prepare horses for pre-training breaking and acclimatisation to Increased blood flow to help with building top line and develop stabling even muscle tone Decrease stress and anxiety during weaning transport sales and Improved lymphatic drainage to assist in the removal of lactic work acid and speed up recovery and rehabilitation when in work Improve recovery time post work Relaxation of the muscles to help decrease stress anxiety and Reduce lactic acid build up and promote lymphatic drainage relieve tension in preparation of sales Rehabilitation of strain and sprain injuries Improved joint mobility to help increase length of stride and Book your FREE Treatment Demonstration by simply contacting therefore improve speed and performance Equissage on 1800 178528 or visit www.equissage.com.au for further Leading trainers are now seeking yearlings with an athletic stature information. h 56 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com P r e -T r a i n i n g M a r e & F oa l C a r e ag i sT M e n T s P e l l i n g Close To sydney All new FACiliTy Located on the beautiful Mudgee river flats amongst the best purpose built AGISTMENT & PRE-TRAINING complexes for thoroughbred horses in NSW. 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Whilst with about 2.0 to 2.5 times as much Lysine as wheaten or oaten hays. everyone will have their own techniques and preferences Grass hays are very variable and some early cut hays can approach the there are a few nutrition-related tips which may help the quality of Lucerne. Bear in mind however that the lower quality hays less experienced navigate through this critical period and provide the tend to be rich in fibre which is essential for good gut function so best looking candidates possible. they still have a place and should be included for balance. The prepping process should begin around 9 weeks pre-sale Avoid feeding too much starch in the form of grains like oats and when the yearlings are brought into boxes and accustomed to being corn. This will simply increase the energy content of the diet resulting handled tied up and groomed and having their feet picked up etc. in undesirable growth spikes and fat deposits as well as temperament and generally settled into a stable regime. A slight loss of weight in the problems. We want them lean and calm not fat and fizzy. first week is not unusual but they will soon pick that up again once We also want them shiny and coat condition is dependent on both they have settled in. inherent genetic factors and nutrition. Trace elements are important The aim of feeding from this point on is to take good care here particularly Copper which enhances coat colour in bays of the three C s Condition Cover and Coat whilst and browns especially and Zinc for skin condition. Mineral avoiding excessive energy-driven growth spurts supplements with high levels of these two trace elements which even at this stage could compromise skeletal should from part of the nutrition plan from day one. Avoid feeding too It takes time for that new hair coat to grow through. development and lead to orthopaedic disease the last thing you need just prior to the pre sale The other supplements effective in producing much starch in the radiographs. a good shine for the sales are Vitamin E oils and form of grains like Biotin. Oils with a high Omega 3 fatty acid level Over the next two months the aim is to develop muscle mass through a combination of graduated work best and the recently popular seed Chia also oats and corn. exercise and good feed. For this purpose what shows promise probably due to its own high Omega constitutes good feed is protein both quantity and 3 content. Biotin supplements such as those used quality because muscle is built from protein and building to promote healthy hoof growth have a place because more muscle relies on abundant protein in the diet. both hoof and hair contain keratin which is what Biotin However it s not just quantity but quality of that protein which supplementation is aimed at. And use a good shampoo there s counts here. We measure protein quality by the amino acid content as no point in getting all that good oil into the skin with expensive certain amino acids cannot be manufactured by the horse and must supplements then stripping it out again with harsh detergents. be provided in the feed. Of these so called Essential Amino Acids the So back the those three C s main one used to judge protein quality for horses is Lysine because Condition plenty of high quality protein to build those massive that one is the first limiting amino Acid for their growth and tissue muscles development. Cover easy on the starchy grains which just produce fat Feeds with high Lysine content include soya at the top of the list Coat get those minerals in early and top off with Omega 3 oils and chia canola lupin and beans. Grains such as oats corn sorghum Vitamin E and Biotin for a stunning shine. and barley are relatively low in protein quality with sunflower and rice Then all you have to worry about is the exercise regime the feet the bran falling midway between. Look for concentrate feeds with a Lysine last minute injuries and the radiographs and the transport and the level of at least 0.5% (5g Kg) Lysine content. GFC scaring away potential buyers and and.... h For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 58 riding WavE Of nEW BrEakThrOugh E-Trakka W hen Pinker Pinker won the Group One Cox Plate a few people may have been surprised by the incredible finish she produced. However not so E-Trakka inventor Andrew Stuart or the Greg Eurell training team. During a recent installation of the E-Trakka system for Cranbourne trainer Greg Eurell Pinker Pinker s workout was recorded. She produced a typical reading of a Gr1 horse that being the capacity to run great sectionals with fantastic recoveries. Pinker Pinker ran 21.5 secs for her last 400 metres and then recovered easily to 100 after four minutes. Similarly E-Trakka also recorded the readings of VRC Oakes winner Mosheen for trainer Robert Smerdon Railway stakes winner Lucky Grey for trainer Gino Poletti and WA Winterbottom Stakes Ortensia for trainer Paul Messara. According to Stuart all of these horses recorded special characteristics now identified as pre requisites for competitive horses. Stuart explained that after seven years since E-Trakka was first released approximately 20 000 readings have now been gathered from actual training sessions from around the world. The overwhelming evidence is now confirming that E-Trakka can be a very useful tool for racehorse trainers. The spate of recent Gr1 winners with actual training sessions recorded will help identify the benchmarks required for success at the elite level of racing. E-Trakka uses high precision GPS and a heart rate monitor built into an industry standard saddle blanket to record the horse s speed and heart rate every second of the workout. It then automatically downloads to a software program that presents key information to trainers such as sectionals and recovery profiles. Stuart said the concept of heart rate had been used for years at institute of sports and by elite sporting teams but no one before had ever collected so much live information from the coal face of training a mission that has taken 18 years thus far and one that continues to produce highly accurate data for trainers to base important decisions on. Stuart acknowledges the early support he received particularly from Danny Morton Robert Smerdon Colin Little and Greg Fox from America without whom he probably would have thrown the towel in. A turning point in E-Trakka s development occurred 18 months ago when Stuart was struggling to maintain his company Equitronics. Shares were purchased by the original GPS developer of E-Trakka GPSat Systems Australia one of the country s leading GPS engineers who develop 2cm Gr1 star Mosheen accuracy systems for Australia s mining industry. It was during an upgrade of the system to remove the GPS antenna from the rider s hat to the rear of the saddle blanket that a remarkable discovery occurred the ability to measure stride length. Stuart explained that when they first introduced a military high end GPS receiver to the rear position it was expected to JUST work of course it did not. Investigations at GPSats research centre on a 250 000 GPS simulator discovered that the acceleration and deceleration of 2.5 kilometres per hour per stride was confusing the GPS system. Equitronics and GPSat then realised that this information was correlating to stride length. In a world first after a further 8 months of developing special software a very accurate stride length was produced. Stuart believes no system in the world is capable of providing this information so easily and with such accuracy to the end user. Initial results from the stride length information have shown that the horse increases its stride in relation to the speed travelled up to about 60kms per hour (a linear relationship) and then the horse increases the tempo of the stride to achieve high speed. Although early days Stuart is of the view that constant monitoring of the stride length as well as normal E-Trakka information will help trainers identify talent or lack thereof as well as ensuing lameness. E-Trakka s founder is very optimistic that Pinker Pinker s readings 24 Sept with the addition of stride length and the evidence already acquired it will convince trainers that the technology is here to stay. Stuart s enthusiasm is infectious and he s confident that once trainers experience E-Trakka s products they ll become converts to the benefits. He is nonetheless quick to point out that in no way does E-Trakka information take anything away from a trainer s requirement for good old fashioned knowledge and instinct noting The knowledge will only enhance their training skills and add to their decision-making process. Stuart knows that there is huge potential for E-Trakka and would love to see the day in the not too distant future when most horses will have an E-trakka monitoring every second of their training career. Equitronics development plans are for some of the most sophisticated systems to be introduced all seamlessly integrated into the racing stable. h 60 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com THE BEST DESERVE THE BEST A bright future is worth protecting Fitton Insurance Brokers 100% Lloyds coverholder for bloodstock insurance Competitive Premiums Efficient Claims Service Sound Proven Range of Policies PLUS Comprehensive Range of Products for the Racing Industry Stallion First Season Congenital Infertility Racehorses and Broodmares Stallion Permanent Infertility Stud & Agistment Farm Packages Stallion Loss of Income Unborn Prospective Foal to Yearling All Risk of Mortality and Theft Syndicated Horses Call Ron Fitton on 0408 717 733 FREECALL 1800 076 277 www.fitton.com.au Ph (07) 4638 4233 Email ron fitton.com.au NO. 1 IN BLOODSTOCK INSURANCE first season sire the allure of the By Ren e Geelen T he yearling sale season is almost upon us again and the success at stakes level double from 5% to 10%. marketing for the first season sires whose first crops will With all this information at a buyers finger tips why is it that the be represented will soon reach fever pitch. All of them will first season sire even gets a look in at the sales After all buyers know be vying for position as the next greatest thing trying to that most of the first season sires will turn out to be failures at least attract buyers and get progeny into the biggest and best stables. in a commercial sense. Only 1 in 20 new sires will leave a Gr1 winner By nature those of us in the racing industry are natural risk takers during their whole career. So why risk buying the progeny of a young and gamblers and are probably more motivated than members of sire when the chance of failure is so high. general society to take a punt on something new. Because when you get it right well you really get it right More On face value a rational approach to risk would be to concentrate than Ready s first southern hemisphere crop numbered 83 foals and on buying horses by proven stallions. The buyer knows that the 12 of them won a stakes race that s 14% stakes winners-to-foals stallion is successful and can use the wide availability of statistics to (3 times better than now). And this over-achievement is true for the analysis what has and hasn t worked for the stallion in the past. This vast majority of stallions. Their best crops are usually their first two approach reduces risk by increasing knowledge or three. Of course a useless sire will still fail to and theoretically increasing the chance of picking leave anything decent in his first two crops as Because when you get well. But to really benefit from a top class sire a a successful racehorse. Anecdotal evidence suggests that in times of economical difficulty buyer needs to get in early before their potential the freshman gamble that buyers do tend towards this strategy moving is known to all. Add in the cost factor progeny right well you really towards progeny of tried and true stallions and of a sire are usually cheaper when he is unproven away from the riskier unproven stock. than when he becomes successful and the risks get it right Analysis of the proven sire such as More than don t seem so prohibitive. Ready gives a good overview of our chances Professor Alex Blaszczynski Head of the when buying one of his next crop of foals. He has 831 foals (705 School of Psychology at University of Sydney says that the behaviour named) in the southern hemisphere and has produced 41 stakes around buying racehorses is similar to participating in the speculative winners including Gr1 winners More Joyous Sebring Phelan Ready sector of the share market. Buyers tend towards the first season sire Perfectly Ready Benicio and Carry on Cutie. At 5% stakes-winners because the return is potentially bigger than the return for proven to foals More than Ready is in the top echelon of proven sires. The stock. It s a bigger risk but when a buyer uses their judgment of the industry average is less than 2%. His progeny can be further analysed other factors such as type the buyer can feel more comfortable with and to pull out one example 4 of his stakes-winners are out of Flying the risk level. Blaszczynski feels that novelty factor in the first season Spur mares and this from only 41 foals sire isn t that high because although humans tend to be excited by bred on this cross. If you buy a new things buying horses is more akin to business than pleasure in foal on this cross the the decision making. chances of So the first season sire appeals to the gambler in all of us. And the use of your own experience and judgment can reduce the risks involved in the gamble h Successful freshman More Than Ready 62 2012 freshMan YearlinG sires Stallion Sebring NorthernMeteor NewApproach Henrythenavigator DukeOfMarmalade Teofilo Authorized WarPass Murtajill MountNelson Myboycharlie RealSaga StreetBoss StreetHero Reaan Musket Ready sImage FloralPegasus BonHoffa Mutawaajid AstronomerRoyal Sharkbite Kaphero ExceedinglyGood Barbajuan Eavesdropper Where sThatTiger Redoute sDancer Ruwi Stockade Publishing ScandalKeeper He sADecoy SouthwesternHeat LightHawk PrinceArthur Dubai sChoice Redoute sShow Redente Izmir ConleysChoice Born AUS AUS IRE USA IRE IRE IRE USA AUS GB IRE AUS USA USA AUS AUS USA AUS AUS AUS USA AUS AUS AUS IRE USA USA AUS GB AUS AUS USA IRE USA AUS AUS AUS AUS AUS AUS AUS Sire MoreThanReady EncostadeLago Galileo Kingmambo Danehill Galileo Montjeu CherokeeRun RockofGibraltar RockofGibraltar Danetime TaleoftheCat StreetCry StreetCry Hussonet Redoute sChoice MoreThanReady FusaichiPegasus BelongtoMe Redoute sChoice Danzig Redoute sChoice Danzero ExceedandExcel DanehillDancer Kingmambo StormCat Redoute sChoice Unfuwain Redoute sChoice TestaRossa Danzig IntheWings GoneWest BlackHawk Danehill Redoute sChoice Redoute sChoice Redoute sChoice RedRansom Redoute sChoice Dam Purespeed Explosive ParkExpress Sequoyah LoveMeTrue Speirbhean Funsie Vue Skating Independence Dulceata WindyKate BlushingOgygian SquallLinda Ribe Tugela CleverPhrase CrownCrest AsianReef ElatedLady Sheepscot BackPass Kapchat CommonSmytzer Courtier WeekendSurprise Blissful Condescendance MaPaloma OurSideShow SallyMagic CannyMiss AlleghenyRiver XtraHeat LightStart Scribbling SaucyNell LaPapaya StellaCadente InthePast Ali sRose Damsire FlyingSpur Fappiano Ahonoora Sadler sWells Kingmambo Danehill Saumarez Mr.Prospector AtTalaq Selkirk Rousillon AirExpress Ogygian SummerSquall Danehill Riverman CleverTrick MillReef Manila Vain EasyGoer QuestforFame Centaine Snippets Saddlers Hall Secretariat Mr.Prospector ElGranSenor HighestHonor Snippets Keltrice Marscay LearFan DixielandHeat Tristalight PalaceMusic Marauding Alleged Centaine Zafonic Marscay Stood 2009 WiddenStudAustraliaP L NSW WiddenStudAustraliaP L NSW Darley VIC CoolmoreAustralia NSW CoolmoreAustralia NSW Darley NSW Darley NSW WiddenStudAustraliaP L NSW PatinackFarm NSW BaeramiThoroughbreds NSW VineryStud(Australia)P L NSW GlenloganPark QLD Darley VIC Makybe VIC LindsayPark SA Darley NSW LincolnFarm NSW CherokeeRoseStud NSW RiverdeneStud NSW EmiratesPark NSW BlueGumFarm VIC ElizaPark VIC SwettenhamStud VIC SecretHillThoroughbreds QLD EagleParkStud NSW EmiratesPark NSW BaeramiThoroughbreds NSW TouchstoneFarm WA AintreePark VIC MoranjeeStud Qld RaheenStud QLD YarradaleStud WA StJudePastoral WA WillowbendStud QLD IllouraRacingStables VIC ThinkBigStud NSW GlenraeThoroughbreds NSW WoodwindsFarm QLD RiverbankAgistment CayleyThoroughbreds WA MerloDowns QLD 2009 Fee 49 500 33 000 33 000 27 500 24 750 22 000 22 000 22 000 16 500 16 500 14 300 13 750 13 750 13 200 12 100 11 000 11 000 9 900 8 800 8 800 8 800 7 700 7 000 7 000 6 600 5 500 5 500 5 500 5 500 4 500 4 400 4 400 4 400 4 400 4 400 3 850 3 300 3 000 2 200 1 650 1 100 63 2012 freshMan YearlinG sires (served 50 Mares 2009) Astronomer royAl (UsA) (Danzig-Sheepscot by Easy Goer) Stood 2009 at Blue Gum Farm VIC As a son of Danzig and a French Gr1 mile winner at 3 Astronomer Royal will draw some parallels to Danehill (a Gr1 sprint winner at 3 in England). Like the great sire he was also a minor winner at 2. Astronomer Royal trained on at 4 to pick up a Gr3 in Ireland and ran a decent fourth in the Gr1 July Cup (to Marchand d Or). His dam a Listed winner is a half-sister to Gr1 Florida Derby winner Vicar and she has also left a Gr2 winner. Rated 121 at his peak expect the foals of this Gr1 winner to improve with age. AUthorized (ire) (Montjeu-Funsie by Saumarez) Stood 2009 at Darley NSW A triple Gr1 winner by Montjeu Authorized reflects the desire by Australian breeders to look for more than just sprinters. That said Authorized was precocious enough to win a Gr1 at 2 before going on to win The (English) Derby at 3 as well as beating Dylan Thomas in the Gr1 Juddmonte International. From a strong staying European family Authorized served a book in excess of 100 mares in his first season and should provide buyers with good opportunities. His first crop in Europe includes several 2YO winners so Authorized is kicking goals already. Bon hoffA (AUs) (Belong to Me-Asian Reef by Manila) Stood 2009 at Riverdene Stud NSW A tough locally tried Gr1 winner Bon Hoffa was popular in his first season serving over 80 mares. The record of stallions that have won sprint races at Gr1 level in Australia is strong and accounts for much of his popularity. By Belong to Me the sire of another good sprinter in All Silent Bon Hoffa is a fullbrother to Gr2 2YO winner Before Too Long. Further back this is an American family full of 2YO winners that trained on to stakes success. He should prove as attractive to buyers as he was to breeders. dUke of mArmAlAde (ire) eAvesdropper (UsA) (Danehill-Love me True by Kingmambo) Stood 2009 at Coolmore Australia NSW A son of Danehill that won at 2 Duke of Marmalade was unfortunate to miss out on a Gr1 at 3. He gained five Gr1 placings that season before really hitting his straps at 4. In a wonderful season Duke of Marmalade won 5 Gr1 races as a 4YO including the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S. His sire Danehill needs no introduction and his stakes placed dam is by top sire Kingmambo. He is from a marvelous stallion making family that of AP Indy and a few that are familiar to local buyers including Statue of Liberty Bite the Bullet and Foxhound. Expect Coolmore to have a draft of excellent yearlings by this horse at the sales this year. (Kingmambo-Weekend Surprise by Secretariat) Stood 2009 at Emirates Park NSW A half-brother to Champion Sire AP Indy Eavesdropper is a sire for those who love the idea of stallion making families. He won 3 races over 1200m and 1400m including a Listed event and is one of six stakes horses for his dam Weekend Surprise. One of the few first season sires that already has stock on the ground Eavesdropper retired to stud in the USA in 2005 and he has left three stakes horses in the states from few opportunities including Listed winner Hear No Angel. Emirates Park have given him a bigger chance here with mares from their top class broodmare band. With sons of AP Indy like Bernadini attracting the attention of the commercial market Eavesdropper has something to offer along the same lines. exceedingly good (AUs) (Exceed and Excel-Common Smytzer by Snippets) Stood 2009 at Secret Hill T breds NSW By Exceed and Excel who has been in the news lately as the sire of Gr1 2YO Helmet Exceedingly Good was also a precocious 2YO. He won the Gr3 Maribyrnong Plate at 2 and trained on to be stakes placed at 3. His dual Gr3 winning half-brother Better Be the One is kicking goals in Singapore at the moment recently 2nd at Gr1 level to international champion Rocket Man. Exceedingly Good is out of a stakes placed 2YO city winner by Snippets. He has the pedigree and race record to produce precocious youngsters that should get up and run early for buyers. 64 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Danetime Dulceata (by Rousillon) Myboycharlie FIRST CROP YEARLINGS SELLING IN 2012 Champion French 2yo Danetime s Premier Group One winner from the family of Portillo Snowland Snow Alert and Snippetson. Winner of the Prix Morny (Gr.1 1200m) at Deauville. First crop yearlings selling at Magic Millions in January Sydney Classic Inglis Premiere & Inglis Easter sales. View his precocious first crop yearling s online or see them first hand at the Magic Millions sale in January 2012 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 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 65 2012 freshMan YearlinG sires (served 50 Mares 2009) henrythenAvigAtor (UsA) kAphero (AUs) (Kingmambo-Sequoyah by Sadler s Wells) Stood 2009 at Coolmore Australia NSW If you can get past this horse s name you ll find a good style of a horse with a race record that looks well suited to Australian conditions. A Gr2 winner in England at 2 Henrythenavigator improved at 3 to win 4 Gr1 races including the English and Irish 2000 Guineas both over a mile. All up he won 6 races one more than his famous sire Kingmambo. Kingmambo won sire championships in 2 nations (France and Japan) and was third on the USA general sires list as well. His 80 stakes winners 22 at Gr1 level include local Gr1 winners Tawqeet and Our Kingdom of Fife. As you would expect from a Coolmore stallion Henry comes from a strong family full of stakes winners. His dam is a 2YO Gr1 winner by Sadler s Wells. (Danzero-Kapchat by Centaine) Stood 2009 at Swettenham Stud VIC A son of Golden Slipper winner Danzero and Gr1 winner Kapchat who is by champion broodmare sire Centaine Kaphero lived up to his breeding with a Listed win at 2. He followed this with another 9 wins including a Gr3 over 1000m and a good third in the Gr1 Manikato Stakes. Danzero has been a consistent son of Danehill with six Gr1 winners and Kaphero is his first son to go to stud. His stock are tough and suit Australian racing conditions. Covering nearly 100 mares in his first season Kaphero is a locally bred and locally raced sprinter. The combination of that along with his quality pedigree means that Kaphero s progeny should attract all buyers. mUrtAjill (AUs) (Rock of Gibraltar-Skating by At Talaq) Stood 2009 at Patinack Farm NSW A half-brother to Bradbury s Luck the sire of WA Gr1 Railway winner Luckygray Murtajill is one of seven stakes horses from dual Gr1 winner Skating. Her daughters have already left a further four stakes horses including Gr1 Juste Momente. This is a family on the rise and this young stallion looks like he will provide more to the story into the future. A Gr3 winner at 2 Murtajill was twice second at Gr1 level as a 3YO beaten by two serious gallopers Racing to Win and Apache Cat. His sire Rock of Gibraltar won 7 Gr1 races and includes 7 individual Gr1 winners among his 68 stakes winners. A grey like his dam and Gr1 producing brother Murtajill s family is in fashion just in time for the sales. Check them out. mUsket (AUs) (Redoute s Choice-Tugela by Riverman) Stood 2009 at Darley NSW Named after a champion sire by a champion sire and from the dam of a champion Musket had a hell of a lot to live up to. Like his big sister Makybe Diva Musket took a while to find his feet but once he did he proved himself at stakes level beating Gr1 Black Piranha in the Gr2 Shannon Stakes. He also has a 2YO city race win to his name so his ability was apparent early in the piece. His sire Redoute s Choice needs no introduction as a young sire of sires. His family made famous by Makybe Diva is stronger than one big name horse. His dam has left 3 stakes winners to date and there are several other tough sound stakes winners in the immediate family. 66 mUtAwAAjid (AUs) (Redoute s Choice-Elated Lady by Vain) Stood 2009 at Emirates Park NSW One of four stakes winners out of his dam Mutawaajid started his racing career in strong fashion with two 2YO city wins. A dual Gr2 winner at 3 and 4th in the Gr1 Randwick Guineas Mutawaajid was rated third top 3YO sprinter of his year. His owners took the ambitious route towards England where he ran 4th in the race made famous by his grandsire Danehill (Gr1 Haydock Sprint Cup). By Redoute s Choice this big strapping horse is out of a Vain mare from a solid Australian family. He covered nearly 100 mares in his first season and should be well supported by his stud. myBoychArlie (ire) (Danetime-Dulceata by Rousillon) Stood 2009 at Vinery Stud Australia P L NSW A 2YO Gr1 winner in France Myboycharlie won 3 of his 4 races at 2. One of 3 Gr1 winners by Danetime a son of Danehill Myboycharlie was popular in his first season at stud covering over 100 mares. His dam is a half-sister to Snowdrift the dam of three stakes winners including Gr1 Snowland (sire of Gr1 Absolut Glam). If he can leave progeny that run early like himself Myboycharlie is set to be a commercial success. He is a lovely type so get in quick before they show his precocious ability and become too expensive. For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Reaan (Hussonet Ribe by Danehill) The only Australian Group One winning son of champion sire Hussonet at stud Winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) defeating Group One winner All American Outstanding type throwing quality and precociousness into his stock First crop of yearlings are selling nationwide in 2012 Visit www.cornerstonestud.com.au to view our stallion videos online drafts and much more... 2012 freshMan YearlinG sires (served 50 Mares 2009) new ApproAch (ire) (Galileo-Park Express by Ahonoora) Stood 2009 at Darley VIC New Approach has the traditional perfect race record. Racing in England and Ireland New Approach was a dual Gr1 winner at 2 then he trained on to win a trio of Gr1s at 3 including The (English) Derby. His sire Galileo has been headlining lately with his star Frankel recently crowned Horse of the Year in Europe and his Australian bred daughter Igugu gaining recognition as South Africa s Horse of the Year. New Approach is one of 26 Gr1 winners for his dual Derby winning sire. New Approach is one of three stakes winners for his dam champion 2YO and 3YO filly Park Express. This is one heck of a racehorse and odds are good that one of his foals will be just as good. northern meteor (AUs) (Encosta de Lago-Explosive by Fappiano) Stood 2009 at Widden Stud Australia P L NSW The most popular first season sire Northern Meteor covered 198 mares in his first season. What made him so popular His race record a win in the stallion making Gr1 Coolmore Classic his track record in a Listed race over 1200m and a Gr1 second to world champion sprinter Takeover Target. Or perhaps his top class pedigree. By Encosta de Lago whose best sons are about to emerge as stallions from stakes placed Explosive dam of three stakes winners. Northern Meteor is a local Gr1 sprinter by one of the best sires at stud in Australia. He ll have plenty of yearlings to pick from and if they look anything like him they are bound to be popular. pUBlishing (AUs) (Testa Rossa-Sally Magic by Keltrice) Stood 2009 at Raheen Stud QLD A horse that can win at 2 and still be racing at stakes level as a 5yo is the sort of horse that any owner would love to own. Publishing won six races two at Gr3 level over sprinting trips and is that typical tough Aussie sprinter that buyers enjoy to align themselves with. By Testa Rossa a multiple Gr1 winning sprinter who has more than redeemed himself at stud with the likes of Ortensia Testifiable and Rostova. Publishing is one of two stakes winners from stakes placed Keltrice mare Sally Magic. The family is scattered with 2YO winners including Blue Diamond winner Rancher. Very popular in his first season in Queensland Publishing is sure to have covered some precocious mares that will produce get and go stock for you. reAAn (AUs) (Hussonet-Ribe by Danehill) Stood 2009 at Lindsay Park SA A Gr1 2YO Blue Diamond winner like Redoute s Choice Reaan is by Chile s Champion sire Hussonet. Hussonet has a bunch of sons at stud including the promising Husson that has started his career in the perfect fashion with a 2YO stakes winner from his first runner. Reaan s pedigree oozes quality as his dam is by Danehill and his second dam by top broodmare sire Kaapstad. Not only that but these names should just say 2YO to everyone. Reaan s family suggests that his stock will be more than just 2YOs as there are plenty of stakes winners in his female line that have trained on to greater things as they age including his own dam who won the Gr2 Moonee Valley Oaks. Don t overlook them. 68 reAdy s imAge (UsA) (More Than Ready-Clever Phrase by Clever) Trick). Stood 2009 at Lincoln Park NSW As his name suggests Ready s Image looks like his sire. He is an American bred son of More than Ready that won 3 races at 2 including a Gr2 over 1200m. He trained on at 3 to win a Listed race over 1300m. His pedigree is completely American with a dam by Clever Trick who has left 62 stakes winners in his stud career. Ready s Image has a solid American family that has produced several stakes class horses including the top rated international sprint 3YO and 3-times Gr1 winner Came Home. As the sire of Golden Slipper winners Sebring and Phelan ready More than Ready will add to the appeal of Ready s Image. reAl sAgA (AUs) (Tale of the Cat-Windy Kate by Air Express) Stood 2009 at Glenlogan Park QLD A flying 2YO that won 4 races at 2 including the Gr2 Todman beating Golden Slipper winner Phelan Ready. He ran 2nd to Reward for Effort in the Blue Diamond and 4th in the Slipper. Sadly injury ended his racing career just as it was starting and now buyers have a chance to purchase one of his first crop. By Tale of the Cat whose 8 Gr1 winners include Glamour Puss and Gathering from stakes placed 2YO Windy Kate. She is a halfsister to tough Gr2 winner Another Warrior. Real Saga served nearly 150 mares in his first season and his stock should fly out of the gates. Grab one. For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com The fastest horse at Randwick over 1200m... EVER AUSTRALIA S BEST BETS FOR 2012 Golden Slipper Winners make great Sires... FACT Inspect Northern Meteor and Sebring s first crop at all major sales in 2012 Contact Antony Thompson Derek Field Ryan McEvoy (0439 802 837) or Andrew Bowcock (0407 787 549) Widden Stud Australia Pty Ltd Widden Valley via Denman NSW 2328 Tel 61 2 6549 9999 Fax 61 2 6549 9900 Email info widden.com Web site www.widden.com Valley of Champions 2012 freshMan YearlinG sires (served 50 Mares 2009) redente (AUs) (Redoute s Choice-Stella Cadente by Centaine) Stood 2009 at Riverbank Agistment VIC What this horse lacked in racing career (he was unraced) he makes up for in pedigree. By Champion Sire Redoute s Choice from Gr1 winner Stella Cadente (by Champion broodmare sire Centaine) Redente is from one of the best families in Australia. His dam has left two stakes-placed horses (one a full sister to Redente) and the other is dam of up and coming star Aeronautical. Redente s third dam is Eau d Etoile who is dam of 3 Gr1 winners including sires Filante and Kenny s Best Pal. Her Golden Slipper-winning filly Bint Marscay has left 3 stakes winners and is granddam of VRC Derby winner and young sire Benicio. seBring (AUs) (More than Ready-Purespeed by Flying Spur) Stood 2009 at Widden Stud Australia P L NSW Sebring is a dual 2YO Gr1 winner standing at the home of fellow Golden Slipper winners Todman Vain Marscay and Stratum. Sebring has plenty to live up to but breeders voted in his favour sending him 190 mares in his first season. And why wouldn t they The record of Golden Slipper winners at stud is too good to be ignored. Sebring narrowly missed the Gr1 2YO treble he won the Slipper the Sires Produce and was second to Samantha Miss in the Champagne. His dam Purespeed is by Golden Slipper winner Flying Spur and she has already left another stakes winner Gr2 winner Pureness. Sebring is by More than Ready the American shuttler that has 2 Golden Slipper winners to his name. shArkBite (AUs) (Redoute s Choice-Back Pass by Quest for Fame). Stood 2009 at Eliza Park VIC A son of Redoute s Choice Sharkbite won five races including 2 at 2 and a Listed race at 4. He also ran second to Haradasun and third to Wonderful World on different occasions at 3. Redoute s Choice is emerging as a sire of sires with the likes of Not a Single Doubt and more is yet to come. Sharkbite might only be a Listed winner but so was Not a Single Doubt and look how he is going Sharkbite is also from a standout family. His second dam is a half-sister to super broodmare Hasili who has left 7 stakeswinners 5 at Gr1 level. One of her foals is top sire Dansili. Sharkbite was well supported by breeders covering 130 mares. He has plenty going for him. NEW by Sire Page (Updated Daily) Go online and check it out in our breeding section. www.aapmegaform.com.au 70 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com street Boss (UsA) (Street Cry-Blushing Ogygian by Ogygian) Stood 2009 at Darley VIC Since Street Boss retired to stud his sire Street Cry has continued to kick goals. He looked the part back in 2009 but now he is properly cemented as a successful sire. Sire of 53 stakes winners Street Cry has left Gr1 horses all over the world including Zenyatta Shocking Whobegotyou and Street Sense. Street Boss needs to be included on this list as he won two Gr1 races in America over 1200m and 1400m and ran 3rd in the Breeders Cup Sprint. From a stakes placed mare Street Boss is from a running family and buyers will be looking to see if his stock will run too. teofilo (ire) (Galileo-Speirbhean by Danehill) Stood 2009 at Darley NSW Champion 2YO colt of Europe in 2006 Teofilo retired to stud unbeaten in five starts. Four of his five wins were at stakes level including two Gr1 events one of which is England s version of the Slipper the Dewhurst Stakes. By Galileo his race record would suggest that he is an atypical son of the champion sire being more precocious that is normally expected. This could be a good thing with early speed and ability much prized in this part of the world. Teofilo comes from a strong family his dam is a Listed winner over a mile while his third dam was the Champion 3YO filly in Canada. There are plenty of stakes winners in this family and many of them suggest that they improve with time. wAr pAss (UsA) (Cherokee Run-Vue by Mr. Prospetor) Stood 2009 at Widden Stud Australia P L NSW War Pass just screams 2YO . He has a pedigree full of top 2YO performers including his half-sister who was a Gr1 winner at 2. His sire Cherokee Run won 5 races at 2 (13 in total including a Breeders Cup Sprint). His damsire is sprint king Mr Prospector. So it s no surprise to look at the race record of War Pass and find that he excelled as a 2YO. Four wins at 2 two at Gr1 level including the Breeders Cup Juvenile. Crowned Champion 2YO colt in the USA War Pass wasn t a one season wonder picking up another win later in his career. He has the support of one of Australia s best studs (and broodmares) and this should make his yearlings attractive to buyers who want a jump and run horse with plenty of speed. 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 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 71 Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Magic Waves On The GOld COasT Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Photo courtesy of Magic Millions Australia s highest-pric ed 2011 yearling ustralia s most popular thoroughbred auction the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale kicks away the region s sales season with the first session set for Wednesday January 11. An outstanding line-up of yearlings has been assembled for the 2012 auction as buyers seek the next champion of the turf at the Queensland-based event. Book 1 comprising sessions one to five has brought together 892 of Australasia s top yearlings and will bring serious buyers from around the world to Australia s holiday playground the Gold Coast. The sale is renowned for quality and value with plenty of recent purchases having raced to racing s highest level after having been snapped up for modest prices. During the most recently completed racing season Magic Millions proved to be the leading Australian sales source for Australia and international Gr1 and stakes winners. Magic Millions graduates over the past two seasons have won more than 10 000 races in Australia alone many hundreds more abroad as the demand for Australian-bred gallopers increases. Australia s current pin-up star filly the unbeaten sensation Atlantic Jewel is a graduate of the sale having been purchased by renowned international agent Demi O Byrne for 320 000 at the 2010 auction. A daughter of Coolmore Stud s Fastnet Rock Atlantic Jewel rounded out her first racing preparation recently with a stunning seven-lengths win in the Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington. At her previous run the Mark Kavanagh-trained filly thrashed subsequent VRC Oaks winner Mosheen and company in the Gr1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield. Another of the stars of the recent Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington was the classy Magic Albert gelding Albert the Fat. Now in the care of Chris Waller Albert the Fat was a 40 000 purchase at the 2006 Gold Coast Yearling Sale not bad considering his prizemoney has raced past 1.26 million following his latest success. A full-brother to Albert the Fat described as an athletic eye- a Magic Millions has a history of its alumni becoming significant sires... catching youngster is a member of the quality draft of Rheinwood Pastoral at this year s auction. The Rick Hore-Lacy trained Toorak Toff a 135 000 buy from the 2009 Gold Coast Yearling Sale added the Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes to his winning list during the spring. The entire by Show a Heart has earned over 1.27 million and his half-sister by Jet Spur is sure to have her admirers when she is put up for sale by Queensland s Glenlogan Park. As well as Albert the Fat and Toorak Toff the 2012 catalogue includes (at least half) relations to Gr1 winners including Absolut Glam Arapaho Miss Atomic Force Black Piranha Captain Sonador Charge Forward Fastnet Rock Gold Trail Happy Archer Heart of Dreams Jungle Rocket La Montagna Melito More Joyous Once Were Wild Ortensia Perfectly Ready Polar Success Racing to Win Redoute s Dancer Regal Cheer Rock Kingdom Star Shiraz Strategic News Streama Tell a Tale Universal Prince Universal Queen Vitesse Dane Whobegotyou and Zip Zip Aray. There are also close relations to fellow group winners including Ain t Here Court Command Divorces Fifth Avenue Lady Grey Song Krupt Lamasery Love Conquers All Mr Big Night War Publishing Rothesay Set for Fame Sistine Angel Solar Charged Sugar Babe Tipungwuti Under the Eiffel and Written Tycoon. A number of the best mares to have raced in Australia in recent years are represented with progeny in the 2012 catalogue. Among them are Aqua D Amore Cheeky Choice Danni Martine Elevenses Hasna Hill of Grace Inaflury Lotteria Penny Gem Regimental Gal and Universal Queen. Also represented are the group winners including Burning Sands Candy Vale Crown Princess Fumble Infinite Grace Lady Mulan Lolita Star Market Price Maslins Beach Moonflute On Type Purde Regal Chamber Reggie Rose O War Skewiff Sky Love So Gorgeous Sugar Babe Translate Vormista and World Peace. All of the country s leading sires are represented by progeny in 2012. Among them are Bel Esprit (10 catalogued) Choisir (38) 73 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Boom Gr1 filly Streama has a sibling for sale Commands (20) Encosta de Lago (25) Exceed and Excel (13) Fastnet Rock (35) Husson (4) Lonhro (30) More Than Ready (31) Not a Single Doubt (15) Redoute s Choice (13) Sniztel (13) Stratum (36) Tale of the Cat (30) and Testa Rossa (35). Plenty of interest will surround the first yearlings by promising freshman sires including Authorized Duke of Marmalade Henrythenavigator Kheleyf Myboycharlie New Approach Northern Meteor Real Saga Sebring and War Pass. Northern Meteor a Gr1 winner of the Ascot Vale Stakes for Gai Waterhouse is the most represented sire in Book 1 with 41 yearlings. Others high up on the most represented list include Choisir (38) Stratum (36) Fastnet Rock (35) Testa Rossa (35) Sebring (34) More Than Ready (31) Lonhro (30) Tale of the Cat (30) and Encosta de Lago (25). All of Australia s leading studs and thoroughbred nurseries are represented at the Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Leading the way are Widden Stud (50 lots) Baramul Stud (42) Coolmore Stud (39) Turangga Farm (36) Southern Cross Breeders (32) Glenlogan Park (29) Arrowfield Stud (27) Robyn Wise as agent (26) Vinery Stud (26) Newhaven Stud (21) and Yarraman Park Stud (19). Last year the Gold Coast Yearling Sale for just the second time had the honour of selling Australia s highest priced yearling a colt by Redoute s Choice for 1 150 000. All up twelve months ago over 63.6 million changed hands on 515 lots sold during the Session 1-4 sale with lots selling at an average price of 123 629 slightly lower than the same sale in 2010. The popular and ever growing Session 5 sale grossed over 7.35 million with an impressive average price of 46 866. The top price on that day was 210 000. A cracking Bel Esprit colt from South Australia s Cornerstone Stud has the honour of being catalogued as Lot 1. A full-brother to stakes winning Victorian galloper Bel Sprinter the colt in question is a lovely individual who should get the sale off to a bright start. The first hour of the sale will also include a God s Own half- sister to Rock Kingdom an Encosta de Lago half-sister to Arapaho Miss and a More Than Ready filly from Hasna. A colt by Redoute s Choice from I Got Chills is sure to have admirers on Day One along with colts from Inaflury (colt by Redoute s Choice) Lolita Star (Fastnet Rock) Lotteria (Hussonet) Maslins Beach (Encosta de Lago) Mirror Mirror (Exceed and Excel) Moonflute (More Than Ready) and On Type (Exceed and Excel). Fillies on Day One include yearlings from stakes-winning mares 74 In 2011 over 63.6 million changed hands on 515 lots sold during sessions 1-4 at an average of 123 629... including Hasna (filly by More Than Ready) Infinite Grace (Encosta de Lago) and Kishkat (Encosta de Lago). Day Two will continue strongly with half three quarter or fullbrothers to stars including Absolut Glam Charge Forward Fastnet Rock Polar Success Solar Charged Streama Tipungwuti Vitesse Dane Whobegotyou and Written Tycoon. Among the sale s second session star filly offerings will include close relations to the likes of Atomic Force Captain Sonador Femina Fashion Happy Archer Love Conquers All and Night War. The catalogue continues with outstanding quality lots during the third and fourth session the latter from 6pm following the rich Magic Millions race day where the feature race is the 2 million BMW Magic Millions 2YO Classic. The early indication for the race day looks excellent with Magic Millions graduates dominating the season s early two-year-old races around the country. A selection of others including Cambiaso Jimando Maximus Moonard and Pierro were early stakes-winners but look set to miss the race with other future riches in mind. We re really looking forward to the Gold Coast Carnival in particular the sale and race day Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox noted. The catalogue is full of quality youngsters all bred and conformed for racetrack success he added. Magic Millions graduates have a proud history of performing at racing s elite level running and winning early and then training on to further success later in their careers. Cox also pointed out Seven of the last nine Golden Slipper winners offered at auction were sold by Magic Millions and the majority were sold below the average price of that year s auction this is great for buyers. The sale is also renowned for making pedigrees where the smart buyers can purchase a filly or a colt and that lot races to great success and then turns into a great breeding investment. Magic Millions has a history of its alumni becoming significant sires. Cox says these include Stratum Sebring General Nediym Testa Rossa Murtajill Charge Forward Zizou Not a Single Doubt Casino Prince Oratorio Star Witness and Barely a Moment all Magic Millions graduates. And then there are the fillies like Atlantic Jewel Virage de Fortune Military Rose Regimental Gal Princess Coup Private Steer Hasna Divine Madonna and Gold Anthem who have really made their pedigrees and grown into outstanding investments. h For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Photo courtesy of Magic Millions My horse My sale My chaMpion 1 1 - 1 8 j a nuary 2012 gold coast austr a l i a sales COMPleX 28 asCOt COurt Bundall Queensland gold coast yearling sale Magic Millions is Australia s leading source of domestic and international stakes winners and in January the next draft of rising stars will be presented at the Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Stakes winners sold by Magic Millions are over 40 000 cheaper than those sold elsewhere in the country the value is second to none Recent graduates of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale include Australia s best filly the undefeated superstar Atlantic Jewel. Come and find your champion this January. 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Call Bert Clarke 0414 353 867 Kingsley Edwards 0404 494 325 or Ann-Marie Gordon 0410 515 169 P 1800 652 006 F (02) 8836 1100 E info gowgates.com.au Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd ABN 12 000 837 785 Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Peter O Brien Nick Nugent & Michael Kirwan Mark Kavanagh & sons Levi and Sam (closest to camera) Glenn and Viva Williams owners of Karuta Queen Robbie & Gai Waterhouse Owner Bert Vieira kisses Brett Partelle after win of Torio s Quest Connections of Temple of Boom Sprint winner Faces Of The Millions 78 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Photos courtesy of Magic Millions A specialist sale consignment farm and agistment property Amarina Farm presents its 2012 Magic Millions Premier Draft. 6 8 55 72 BrownColt Lonhro-GirlInAStorm BayColt Myboycharlie(IRE)-Gloravega BrownFilly DaneShadow-Jesterchine(NZ) BrownFilly Bernardini(USA)-LadyDiana RedRansom(USA)-PerfectLuck RedRansom(USA)-PrincessIsabella Myboycharlie(IRE)-Raindane Shamardal(USA)-Starfish Gallica (Gr1 Thousand Guineas) 190 BayFilly 216 BayColt 234 BayColt 331 BayFilly 365 BorBrColt DukeOfMarmalade(IRE)-TheBigChill(NZ) 380 BayColt 381 BayColt 400 BayColt 498 ChFilly 587 GreyColt 591 BayCol Shamillion (Listed Australian Post Stakes) Myboycharlie(IRE)-Translate TestaRossa-Tremezzo HardSpun(USA)-Verse Soldier sTale(USA)-BroadwayHit Tapit(USA)-Dontwaltzme(USA) MagicAlbert-DynamicLass PO Box 132 DENMAN NSW 2328 PH 02 6547 1261 FAX 02 6547 1265 Email office amarinafarm.com.au Website www.amarinafarm.com.au Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Hall-Of-Fame Magic Millions 2YO Classic 1996-2011 2011 1st KaRUTa QUeeN Not a single doubt-Card Queen Trainer Neville Layt Jockey Tommy Berry 2nd COMBaT KITTY General Nediym-Fondle Trainer Matthew Smith Jockey Corey Brown 3rd sChIFFeR snitzel-Modave Trainer Gerald Ryan Jockey Hugh Bowman Winner 30 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Vendor Turangga Farm as agent Buyer Glenn Williams) 2010 1st MIlITaRY ROse General Nediym-Bella Maddelena Trainer Gillian Heinrich Jockey Stathi Katsidis 2nd aMBeRs WalTZ danehill dancer-ambers halo Trainer John O Shea Jockey Corey Brown 3rd deMaNdING MIss Commands-agony Trainer Barry Baldwin Jockey Chris Munce Margins 3.8 lengths x Neck Winner 155 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Middlebrook Valley Lodge as agent Heinrich Bloodstock) Karuta Queen 2009 1st PhelaN ReadY More Than Ready-Nancy eleanor Trainer Bruce & Jason McLachlan Jockey Jason Holder 2nd PAPRIKA General Nediym-Honi Trainer Liam Birchley Jockey Shane Scriven 3rd MOTOWN ladY al Maher-suburban Blues Trainer Bruce Hill Jockey Paul Hammersley Winner 150 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Kitchwin Hills as agent McLachlan Place Racing Stables) Military Rose 2008 1st aUGUsTa PROUd More Than Ready-Kadasha Trainer Leon Macdonald Jockey Clare Lindop 2nd she s MeaNeR Falvelon-she s Meaner Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Nash Rawiller 3rd hIGh ROll N WOMaN Noverre-aspirant Trainer Alan Bailey Jockey Glen Colless Winner P 47 500 at MM Adelaide Yearling Sale (Mill Park Stud as agent Reserve 50 000) Photos courtesy of Magic Millions Phelan Ready Augusta Proud 80 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Broadwater thoroughBreds aB erdee N 207 228 249 406 426 548 615 618 CHESTNUT C CHOiSiR PORTRAiT BOBS EliGiBlE BAy C STRATUM QUiBBlE BOBS EliGiBlE CHESTNUT F TESTA ROSSA REGGiE BOBS EliGiBlE BAy F lONHRO VOlCADA BOBS EliGiBlE BAy F HENNy HUGHES ZATEllA BOBS EliGiBlE CHESTNUT F CHOiSiR COURT HOUSE lANE BOBS EliGiBlE BAy OR BROWN F MORE THAN READy FAMiliAl BOBS EliGiBlE CHESTNUT C MORE THAN READy FAUCHON BOBS EliGiBlE BROADWATER THOROUGHBREDS Mike Fleming PO Box 99 ABERDEEN NSW 2336 61 448 254 365 - Mobile 61 2 6543 8114 - Office 61 2 6543 8115 - Fax www.broadwaterthoroughbreds.com.au Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january 2007 1st MIMI leBROCK show a heart-God love It Trainer Bart Cummings Jockey Hugh Bowman 2nd hUssON lIGhTNING hussonet-snip snip Trainer David Hayes Jockey Craig Williams 3rd ROYal assCheR stravinsky-diamond Cashel Trainer Lee Freedman Jockey Corey Brown 170 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Vendor Glenlogan Park Buyer Les Smith) Mimi Lebrock 2006 1st MIRROR MIRROR dehere-Fairy Vanity Trainer Clarry Conners Jockey Danny Beasley 2nd ChURChIll dOWNs danehill-silken Whisper Trainer David Hayes Jockey Craig Williams 3rd ReIGaRT Iglesia-subtle siesta Trainer Mark Webb Jockey Tony Pattillo 120 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Rosari Farm Strawberry Hill Stud) Mirror Mirror 2005 1st BRadBURY s lUCK Redoute s Choice-skating Trainer Graeme Rogerson Jockey Hugh Bowman 2nd eMIT TIMe Gilded Time-My Millennium Trainer Mark Webb Jockey Glen Lynch 3rd sNITZel Redoute s Choice-snippets lass Trainer Gerald Ryan Jockey Glen Boss 3rd al saMeR Redoute s Choice-My lady s Key Trainer Graeme Rogerson Jockey Jim Cassidy 225 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Segenhoe Stud Graeme Rogerson) Bradbury s Luck 2004 1st daNCe heRO danzero-Gypsy dancer Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Chris Munce 2nd NOT A SINGLE DOUBT Redoute s Choice-singles Bar Trainer Graeme Rogerson Jockey Larry Cassidy 3rd MaRIe MadeleINe Redoute s Choice-star Plume Trainer Grant Dalziel Jockey Zac Purton 90 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Goodwood Farm Gai Waterhouse) Photos courtesy of Magic Millions Dance Hero 82 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january 2003 1st ReGIMeNTal Gal General Nediym-hallaya Trainer Shaun Dwyer Jockey Michael Rodd 2nd daNBIRd danehill-Fitting Trainer Gerald Ryan Jockey Greg Childs 2nd hOW FUNNY Rory s Jester-Intertwined Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Glen Boss 16 500 at MM Premier (March) Yearling Sale (Alma Vale Bloodstock as agent Shaun Dwyer) Regimental Gal 2002 1st lOVelY JUBlY Lion Hunter-Jaboulet Trainer David Throsby Jockey Scott Seamer 2nd CHUCKLE Danehill-Clowning Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Brian York 3rd COOl TReNT Nediym-Canny Queen Trainer Dean Lawson Jockey Glen Colless 36 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Carnation Lodge David Throsby Lovely Jubly 2001 1st eXCelleRaTOR Marscay-Artless Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Chris Munce 2nd MIss BUssell danzero-lurestina Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Brian York 3rd MaGIC alBeRT Zeditave-sally lou Trainer Albert Stapleford Jockey Gavin Eades 50 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Bhima Pty Ltd Gai Waterhouse) Excellerator 2000 1st asseRTIVe lad Zeditave-sommes sound Trainer Gai Waterhouse Jockey Shane Dye 2nd Belle dU JOUR dehere-delightful Belle Trainer Clarry Conners Jockey Chris Munce 3rd RaPId MaN st. Covet-summer art Trainer Bevan Laming Jockey Michael Cahill 110 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Stratheden Stud Gai Waterhouse) Assertive Lad 84 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Photos courtesy of Magic Millions EDINBURGH PARK Breeding ground of Champions CoL Bay Bay Bay Bay Bay Chestnut Bay Br Sex C F C F C C F Sire Al Maher Casino Prince Magic Albert Dane Shadow Fastnet Rock Choisir Dane Shadow Dam Grand Ovation Hearts of Gold In a Tiz Prim Rose of Cimmaron Arromanches Fashion Sister BOBS Eligible BOBS Eligible BOBS Eligible BOBS Eligible BOBS Eligible BOBS Eligible BOBS Eligible Proudly presents their 2012 Magic Millions Yearling Draft Lot 11 23 41 213 265 460 881 Bonus Scheme View yearlings at the farm on our website or at the Magic Millions complex (Row M) ContaCt ian smith Phone 02 6550 1078 Mobile 0419 637 892 Email ian edinburghpark.com.au Sister Madly Edinburgh Park 25 Hayes Lane Taree NSW 2430 Riverpoint Abbotts Falls Rd Wingham NSW 2429 www.edinburghpark.com.au Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january 1999 1st TesTa ROssa Perugino-Bo Dapper Trainer Dean Lawson Jockey Eddie Cassar 2nd sallY MaGIC Keltrice-sleep Time Girl Trainer Tony Wildman Jockey Kevin Moses 3rd shalT NOT st. Covet-Outremer Trainer Max Lees Jockey Jim Cassidy 45 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Collingrove Stud as agent Dean Lawson) Testa Rossa 1998 1st CaTNIPPed Rory s Jester-Final Claus Trainer Peter Hayes Jockey Jim Cassidy 2nd SPEND Geiger Counter-Una Volta Trainer Graeme Rogerson Jockey Jim Byrne 3rd PhOROUs Jetball-Petrus Trainer Max Lees Jockey Brian York 60 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Rosemount as agent Colin Hayes) Catnipped 1997 1st GeNeRal NedIYM Nediym-Military Belle Trainer Bill Mitchell Jockey Mick Dittman 2nd sPeCIal daNe danehill-Wing space Trainer Darryl Gollan Jockey Brian York 3rd MY halO BROKe don t say halo-Colony surf Trainer Stephen Hill Jockey Alan Cowie 20 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Glengarry Stud Tosh Murphy) General Nediym 1996 1st WINGeR ChaRGeR archregent-Toot-Toot-Tootsie Trainer Tony Vasil Jockey Wayne Harris 2nd OUR BaNKeR Table limit-Courteous Trainer Stephen Jones Jockey Mark De Montfort 3rd la sNIPPeTTe snippets-Veronique Trainer Bryan Guy Jockey Adrian Robinson P 17 000 at MM Yearling Sale (Lomar Park Stud) Winger Charger Photos courtesy of Magic Millions 86 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Vendor Profiles By merissa Borg AmArinA FArm Amarina Farm have 15 yearlings on offer at Magic Millions 2012. Five of those are fillies and the remainder colts with freshman sire Myboycharlie the sire of three of the colts. All are first or second foals with an exciting prospect from Gr3-winner Translate. Testa Rossa also has a first foal colt from a stakes-placed granddaughter of triple Gr1-placed Shackle. Worth a look is the Tapit colt out of USbred mare Dontwaltzme. Her dam is a half-sister to dual Gr1-winner Borrego. Soldier s Tale is represented by a first foal from a full-sister to last season s WA Derby winner Dreamaway. The Shamardal filly at Lot 331 is an early first foal from a stakesplaced daughter of Gr1-winner Stella Cadente. This is the family of blue hen Eau D Etoile (dam of Bint Marscay). There is also a Red Ransom colt whose mother s grand dam Pride of Tahnee was another blue hen who left Gr1-winners Shogun Lodge Singing the Blues and Referral. Red Ransom has a filly too and she s out of a half-sister to Gr1-winners Gold Ace and Final Card. Also like the Lonhro colt first foal for 5-time winning daughter of stakeswinning 2YO Genuine Girl Hard Spun has 2YOs running and the colt at Lot 400 should be a cracker. He is a half-brother to dual Gr3-winner and Gr1 Metropolitan-placed Lamasery. Stakes-winning mare The Big Chill has been a consistent producer of sprinters and her colt is a strong prospect by Duke of Marmalade. There s also a Dane Shadow filly from stakes-placed Jesterchine and a second foal Bernardini filly from the dam line of Champion 3YO Gold Guru. Amarina Farm has a half-brother to Lamasery Bowness Stud has a half-sibling to stakes-winner Celts Bowness stud A dozen yearlings make up this draft and the first three of those are by Lonhro. They include a filly by winning Encosta de Lago mare Kiss Off a filly out of a 6-time winning El Moxie mare Maggie s Mate and a second foal colt from a three-quarter sister to Crown Oaks winner Lovelorn. There is also a filly by Encosta de Lago bred on the same successful cross as Racing to Win her dam s a half-sister to Surrealist. Bernardini has a colt half-brother to stakes-placed 6-time winner Letmeentertainyou. Shamardal has a second foal colt from a halfsister to stakes-winning 2YO Choistar. Lot 581 is a Dubawi colt from a Canny Lad mare whose six foals to race are all winners including stakes-winning Lonhro filly Celts. In addition to a first foal Strategic filly from a half-sister to Gr2 Pago Pago Stakes-winner De France freshman sire Street Boss has two fillies in this Bowness draft one from a winning mare whose family includes champion Bluebird mare Flitter the other a first foal from a daughter of top producing mare Catch Me Lady. This mare is a sister to two European Gr1-winners. Stick around for two colts at Lot 704 and 760 respectively. The Teofilo colt is from a winning dam whose only foal to race is a winner. She s a daughter of a full-sister to dual Gr1-winner Rubitano and Rubitoff. The other colt is by Street Sense whose first crop 2YOs are already stakes-performed. This colt s a second foal from a dam line that includes champion 2YO Catbird. 88 Racing to Win s successful cross has been duplicated at Lot 158 BroAdwAter FArm Broadwater boasts eight yearlings including two by More Than Ready late in the piece. The colt s an exciting prospect being by a champion 2YO sire and his dam is a full-sister to champion 2YO Meurice while her dam is a half-sister to Rubiton. The filly s out of a winning 2YO Encosta de Lago mare whose half-relations include stakes-winner Related and the dam of Gr2-winner No Evidence Needed. Choisir is represented by two strongly credentialled yearlings here. The filly is a half-sister to multiple Group winner Court Command while the colt is a half-brother to stakes-placed Raeburn whose dam is the half-sister to Gr2-winning sire Jet Spur. A Henny Hughes filly looks a hot prospect. She s out of Gr3 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Cornerstone Stud has a half-sister to Deer Valley winning mare Zatella who has already produced Gr1 Champagne Stakes runner-up Beauty Glow. Another top selection is a second foal filly by Lonhro from stakes-winning mare Volcada. There is also a first foal Testa Rossa filly from Gr3-winning Germano mare Reggie. She s a granddaughter of Gr3-winning Queensland Oaks runner-up Crackapon. Lot 228 a Stratum colt is out of Zabeel mare Quibble who is a half-sister to Gr3-winner Majestically and to the dam of Gr1-winner Demerger. Quibble is a daughter of Rosecay the full-sister to Triscay. Regimental Gal has a More than Ready colt Heart Ruler and Coronation Day. War Pass also has a filly in this draft she s a third foal for a daughter of Gr2 Karrakatta Plate winner Born Priceless. Henrythenavigator was a champion 3YO miler and he has a colt at Lot 340 out of a stakes-performed dam. She is also the three-quarter sister to current winner and Hobart Guineas-placed Teardrop Rock. There is also another by this sire this time a filly at Lot 697. She is from a winning half-sister to Gr3-winner Red Lord whose dam was also a stakes-winner. A Tale of the Cat colt at Lot 609 is a first foal for winning 2YO Flying Spur mare Espousal. She is a granddaughter of champion mare Flitter who is also represented by a grandson at Lot 887. He is a first foal for Flighty a three-quarter sister to Singapore Gr1-winner My Royal Captain. The Stratum filly s dam is a winning proven producer whose dam is a stakes-placed producer of five foals to race for five winners. This is the daughter of Gr1-winning Oaks filly True Devotion. Cornerstone stud In early 2011 Lindsay Park Stud changed its name to Cornerstone Stud to the start of something bigger yet continue the stud s great tradition of standing successful sires who in the past included the likes of Scenic Military Plume and At Talaq. Two of the yearlings on offer at this sale are by resident stallions Hussonet and Reann. Hussonet has proven himself as a champion sire and his filly in this draft is definitely worth a chance. She is a half-sister to Gr3 Silver Shadow Stakes-winning filly Deer Valley. The pedigree is also home to champion 3YO and 4YO Kingston Town. Reann makes his debut as a yearling sire at the 2012 sales and he himself is a Gr1-winning son of Hussonet. He is represented by a well-bred colt at Lot 504. The colt is a half-brother to two stakesperformers including dual stakes-winner Mega Steel. Their dam is a half-sister to Gr1-winner Barossa Boy who notched an outstanding 23 wins in his racing career. The stud also has the exciting prospect of having the first cab off the rank Lot 1. The good thing is he s well connected and by a top stallion. By Bel Esprit the colt is a full-brother to this season s stakes-winner Bel Sprinter winner of 4 races from his first 5 starts. The draft only gets better two lots later with a colt at Lot 3 by Rock of Gibraltar. He is a second foal for Fantastic Light mare Gialisa. She s a half-sister to a string of top performing 2YOs including Rosa s Joy Cohort Rosa s Path and Rosa s Image who won the Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude. CressField CorumBene stud With ten lots on offer the first is an exciting prospect being by champion 2YO sire More than Ready out of champion 2YO Hasna. She is the dam of four foals to race and all are winners so this filly ticks all the boxes. Lot 155 is a colt by deceased freshman yearling sire War Pass who was a Champion 2YO colt. His dam is a daughter of Gr1-winner Born to be Queen and is a half-sister to Gr1-winners 90 Leading boutique producer has a solid reputation for selling quality yearlings and this year buyers will make a beeline to the draft especially for Lot 250. He s a More Than Ready colt from dual Gr1winner Regimental Gal. Before him the Sebring colt is also backed by a strong pedigree. He s from Gr2-placed Lady Cay who has already produced two winners. Commands is represented by two colts one is a first foal for a stakes-placed three-quarter sister to Golden Slipper winner Prowl while Lot 169 is from a Group-performed sister to the dams of Gr1-winners Linky Dink and Sale of the Century. Lot 266 will also figure high on the shopping list he s by Show A Heart from a granddaughter to Rose O War (from blue hen Savana City). There s also a Snitzel colt from a daughter of Gr3-winner Frenetic a Sebring filly from a strong international black-type pedigree and a Kheleyf colt from stakes-placed producer Hiddnah. There will also be interest in two very smart fillies. One is by Darci Brahma whose winning dam has produced four winners and is also a granddaughter of the matriarchal wonder Fanfreluche. The other by Exceed and Excel is equally well-bred from a stakes-placed daughter of top 3YO filly La Baraka. The remaining offering is by Stratum and he s a colt worth sticking around for. He is a half-brother to five winners and his dam is a half-sister to Twiglet (dam of Gr1-winners Easy Rocking and Fairy King Prawn). For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Dane Shadow has two fillies at Edinburgh Park and 4YO Emancipation and dual Gr1-winner Virage de Fortune. From the same family the Al Maher colt before her is from a fullsister to Gr2-winner Magento and she s produced four winners to date. Dane Shadow has two both first foal fillies and both hail from a long line of consistent black-type producers. The first is a granddaughter of Gr2-winner Grey Fille while the other some 600 lots later is a granddaughter of a three-quarter sister to Gr1-winning producer Bonanova and Gr1-winners Telesto and Fraternity. Lot 41 is a Magic Albert colt whose dam In A Tiz is a full-sister to top 2YO Katana from the family of 7-time Gr1-winner Mr Tiz. Possibly even better the first foal colt by Fastnet Rock is bred on a proven cross. His dam is by Bite the Bullet and she is a full-sister to three individual stakes-producers including Gr3-winner Micas Pride. Also see the Choisir colt at Lot 460. His dam has already produced two winners including stakes-placed French Gaze who is a threequarter relation to dual Gr3-winner Maybe Better. edinBurgh PArk Edinburgh Park has a small selection of top quality yearlings to tempt buyers at Magic Millions. There are seven in the draft including three really nice fillies. The filly by Casino Prince will have plenty of inspections. She s from a winning dam whose pedigree boasts a long line of successful females that include champion 3YO edinglAssie stud Buyers will also be lining up to view the six yearlings on offer from Edinglassie Stud. The Scone-based stud has been a consistent producer of Group-performers over the years and thus has an outstanding reputation. The 2012 draft includes one filly and five colts two of those Lot 46 Sledmere Stud Bay colt Street Sense x Ingres Dam of 3 winners from 4 to race dam a city winning full to Gr2 winner Hockney recent stakes winner Platelet and from the family of stakes horse Grand Britannia. Lot 76 Bay filly Dane Shadow x Lady Katina First foal from a precocious winning family. From the immediate family of Gr2 winners Katima and Deferential and recent stakes horse Goldstone. Lot 396 Bay colt Stratum x Upper Crust From a daughter of Gr1 Flitter third foal from young Octagonal mare from the family of recent stakes horse Fort Courage and stakes winning Marheta. Lot 603 Brown filly Lonhro x Emaurismo By our current champion stallion in Lonhro dam by Redoutes Choice who is doing outstanding job as broodmare sire fourth foal from a mare that already has 2 winners. SLEDMERE STUD CATRIONA MURPHY (stud manager) 0409 369 965 treenmurphy gmail.com www.sledmerestud.com.au Lot 689 Bay filly Haradasun x Liguria First foal from mare and by outstanding race horse Haradasun from the family of Lady of the Desert Caymans Gallic and Mr Umbiquitous. For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 91 Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Tell A Tale Gr1 graduate from Edinglassie Stud Ortensia has a Bel Esprit colt relation by the sire of Black Caviar Bel Esprit. The first is out of stakeswinning Marscay mare Romare and she s already produced stakeswinning 2YO Eramor from two foals. This is also the family of crack 2YO Vertingly winner of both the Blue Diamond Prelude and Maribyrnong Trial. The second is a first foal from a winning sprinter by Lonhro whose dam is a half-sister to a number of stakes-horses including the dam of 6-time stakes-winner Ortensia. Bernardini has a colt at Lot 320. He s from a stakes-winning Flying Spur mare who s a half-sister to dual Gr3-winner Fouardee. It s also worth noting that this is the family of Gamine Century and Gr1 Dubai Sheema Classic winner Sun Classique. The colt by Lonhro will be a strong prospect if he can run. He s out of Danehill stakes-winner Tyrolean who s a half-sister to Yippyio and Iglesia. There s also a second foal colt by Tale of the Cat. His dam is a halfsister to Cheeky Veronika dam of Gr1-winning Tale of the Cat Tell a Tale winner of over 1 million in earnings. Last but not least the lone filly is out of twice Gr1-placed 5-time winner Solar Antiquity. The mare has already produced a winner over 1200m and is a daughter to the half-sister of dual Gr1-winner River Rough. Werai Park LOT 73 Bay Colt - Dehere Lady Diva LOT 297 Bay Filly - Testa Rossa She s Lovely LOT 341 Bay Colt - Testa Rossa Suddenly Sara LOT 594 Bay Filly - Dubawi Effortless Peter Durney WERAI PARK STUD 506 Greenhills Rd Moss Vale NSW P 02 4883 4014 E pdurney weraipark.com.au 92 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Once Were Wild has a half-brother at Evergreen Stud There s also a Sebring colt out of stakes-placed Canny Princess a Snippetson colt out of a winning proven producer and a grey colt by Bradbury s Luck from a winning sprinter who has three winners to date. Certain to turn heads is the Where s That Tiger colt who s a halfbrother to Gr3-winner Divorces and stakes-winner Disputes. What about the first foal Lonhro colt from a 5-time winning Encosta de Lago granddaughter of Gr1-winner Strawberry Fair There s also a nice California Dane colt from top producer Wildesong who has produced two stakes-winners including Gr1-winner Once Were Wild. Astronomer Royal is sire of a first foal colt out of Gr3-winner Throne Inn whose family includes Dance Beat and Gr1 WA Derby winner Chipolata. Also likely is the Dehere colt out of Thong Special producer of two winners. mill PArk stud eVergreen stud FArm With 15 yearlings in tow Evergreen Stud has a strong offering which includes six yearlings selling as agent for Milburn Creek Thoroughbred Stud. What s more there are only three fillies in the bunch. These include their opening gambit (Lot 96) by Commands out of top producing Mr Prospector mare Luanda. The other two are both by freshman yearling sires including Lot 435 who is by ill-fated War Pass from a stakes-placed half-sister to the dam of Masthead. South Australian-based Mill Park Stud boasts a stack of Gr1-winning graduates including this year s Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed Rebel Raider and Captain Sonador. With a record like this and seven yearlings on offer they should be at the top of every buyer s list. First and last are colts by Fastnet Rock. The first is early in the piece at Lot 12 and he is from a well-related Singspiel mare. She is a daughter of Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude winner Freedom Fields from Oaks winning Liberty Lady and both mares are Group producers. The other is from the same family so take your pick. What s more the family show top 2YO form throughout the pedigree so the colts Edinglassie Stud Tell A Tale Wonderful World God s Own Nadeem 2012 MAGIC MILLIONS YEARLING SALE Lot 263 Lot 309 Lot 320 Lot 389 Lot 422 Lot 767 B B B Br B B C C C C C F Bel Esprit - Romare Bel Esprit - Siphon Bernardini (USA) - Sojustrememberthis Lonhro - Tyrolean Tale of the Cat (USA) - Xaar s Jewel Duke of Marmalade(IRE) - Solar Antiquity WHO WILL BE OUR GROUP 1 YEARLING FOR 2012 AND NEXT STALLION PROSPECT Enhance your chance for Group 1 success by inspecting Edinglassie s Yearlings EDINGLASSIE STUD Enquiries Michael & Michelle Talty Denman Road Muswellbrook NSW 2333 Tel 02 6543 3967 Fax 02 6543 4945 Mobile 0412 045 694 Email mptalty bigpond.com Internet www.edinglassie.net.au For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 93 Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january could be early types. The filly at Lot 224 should be a standout also. She s by Choisir and is a half-sister to Gr1-winner Captain Sonador. Her dam s first two foals to race are winners at two and she s a half-sister to dual Gr2winner Umaline. Bernardini s oldest Australian progeny are 2YOs this season and the fact he has already produced a Gr1-winner in the US will have buyers seeking out the best on offer. With that in mind the colt at Lot 261 should be on the hot list he s a first foal out of a half-sister to 4-time Gr1-winner Divine Madonna and Gr3-winner Blessum. Galileo sire-son New Approach is making his debut at this sale and Mill Park has a colt that ticks all the boxes. His winning dam is a proven producer of Gr2-placed Miss With Attitude who is by Galileo. It s also the family of a long list of European stakes-winners including Gr1-winners Sharaya and Shawanda. The Lonhro filly is also worth inspection she s out of a two-time winning stakes-placed half-sister to stakes-winner Savibill. This is also the family that produced Rebel Raider. Also get excited about a Sebring filly from a half-sister to the dam that produced Gr1-winners Niconero and Nicconi. This filly is also a half-sister to seven winners including Gr1-winner Zip Zip Aray and Gr1-placed Zipanese. Lot 224 is a half-sister to Captain Sonador The first at Lot 14 is from a stakes-placed producer of Gr1-placed Occurrence while the other is out of Atom Angel dam of stakesperformed Glorietta and Flying Spur colt Taverner. Boom 2YO freshman Husson has two colts and a filly in this draft including a second foal colt from a half-sister to Cox Plate winner Solvit and a filly half-sister to stakes-winner Fullaz. The grey Murtajill fillies include a half-sister to a Gr1-placed Stratum colt and another from the family of Gr1-winning producer Shindig. There are three all up. PAtinACk FArm As you would expect Patinack Farm will have a number of strong contenders by their resident stallions in this sale. Casino Prince has first crop 2YOs this season and he has two colts in this draft. SEFTON PARK STUD Lot 61 Bay Colt High Chaparral-Khepri F irstfoaloutofWinningandGr2placed marebyFaltaat.Fromthefamilyof KAPSDAN ECCENTRICITYandWYNDAM GLORY Lot 108 Chestnut Filly Stratum-Malagra Miss H alfsistertoListedWinnerinCinecittaoutof 2yroldstakeswinningBaratheamare Lot 143 Bay Colt Choisir-Miss Tizzy FirstfoaloutofUSAsprintingstakeswinning marebyCee sTizzy Lot 364 Bay Filly Exceed and Excel-Terrenora FullsistertotalentedWAstakeswinnerin REBELCALL Lot 569 Bay Filly Stratum-Decibeel (NZ) OutofamultiplecitywinningZabeelmare whoisalsoafullsistertoTHOUSANDVEILS Lot 580 Chestnut filly Choisir-Dictatorial OutofastakesrelatedThunderGulchmare.Family ofmultipleG3winnerMANSELLEBEBETTE. Lot 665 Bay filly Casino Prince Island Storm Outof2yoldwinningandstakesplacedHennessy mare.Halfsistertowellperformedgallopers- TheGreyStormandThePerfectStorm. Lot 719 Bay filly Choisir New Style FromthefamilyofSAVAGEATTACKandVICTORY TRUMP Lot 813 Chestnut filly Snitzel Acapulco Rose BysiresensationSnitzeloutofwinningEasyRocking Mare fromthefamilyofKINGOFACAPULCO Lot 886 Bay filly Starcraft Flash Bash DamisagroupplacedVettorimarefromthefamily ofPARTYTIMEandMegaMe.Halfsisterto promising2011winninggalloperinDivinePower. Please phone Peter Boyle 0427 459 795 or Colleen Buchanan 0417 490 847. Inspections Welcome 94 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Patinack has a Casino Prince half-brother to Gr1placed Occurrence Tale of the Cat has three also and the colts include one out of a half-sister to dual Gr1-winner Turffontein while the other is a second foal for stakes-winning mare Maha Chakri. There is also a Mossman colt from the family of Hong Kong Horse of the Year Indigenous and a Danehill Dancer colt from a 5-time winning Fuji Kiseki mare who is related to a string of black-type horses including the dam of Ambitious General. It will be a bit of a wait for the Redoute s Choice colt at Lot 601 but he s from a stakes-winning daughter of 9-time Gr1-winner and multiple champion mare Empress Club. Gr1-winner Turffontein s half-sister has a colt at Lot 74 seFton PArk stud Scone-based Sefton Park s first offering is a High Chaparral colt one of only two in the sale so he should get plenty of lookers. He s a first foal out of a Gr2-placed Faltaat mare. The second yearling at Lot 108 is an exciting Stratum filly out of stakes-winning 2YO Malagra Miss. This filly is a half-sister to three winners including stakes-placed Cinecitta. If you like Stratum they also have another filly by him from a Zabeel mare who is a full-sister to stakes-winner Thousand Veils. What s more their Gr3-placed dam produced six winners. Choisir is represented by three yearlings in this draft two fillies 2012 MAGIC MILLIONS Yearling Sale Draft Lot 70 Lot 169 Lot 201 Lot 250 Lot 266 Lot 391 Lot 393 Lot 585 Lot 628 Lot 652 Lot 762 Ch Bay B Br Ch Bay Bay Bay Bay Bay Bay Br Colt Colt Colt Colt Colt Colt Filly Filly Filly Colt Filly Sebring - Lady Cay Commands - No Penalty Commands - Pirate Queen More Than Ready (USA) - Regimental Gal Show A Heart Rose Ransom Choisir - Umoya (GB) Snitzel - Uneasy (NZ) Sebring Donatella (IRE) Exceed And Excel - Flouze Kheleyf (USA) Hiddnah (USA) Darci Brahma (NZ) Silk Ending C R E S SselectI breeding for F E L D www.cressfield.com.au Wayne Bedggood 0419 226 551 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 95 Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january and a colt. The colt is a first foal from stakes-winning mare Miss Tizzy who is also a half-sister to US stakes-winner Amiable Grace. Of the two fillies one is out of Thunder Gulch mare Dictatorial who comes from a long line of black type-winning stakes-producers while the other is a proven producing half-sister to two stakes-winners. If you re in the market for a filly then don t go past the Exceed and Excel at Lot 364. She is a full-sister to last season s Perth Stakes winner and Gr2 Karrakatta Plate-placed Rebel Call. Their dam is Gr3-placed and her three foals to race are all winners. The last two in the draft are also fillies and both are by Arrowfield stallions Lots 813 and 886 respectively. The Snitzel is a second foal filly from a winning daughter of 10-time winner Acapulco Queen. She is a full-sister to Gr3-winner King of Acapulco. The other is a Starcraft from Gr3-placed Flash Bash. sledmere stud Lot 108 is a half-sister to stakes-placed Cinecitta The Sledmere Stud pastures have been a nursery for many successful racehorses over the years including recent top filly Pane in the Glass. The stud has five yearlings on offer as agent at the Magic Millions sale and all come with solid credentials. The first is Lot 46 and he s a colt by Street Sense. His dam notched two wins over 1200m and has produced three winners to date. Ingres by Quest for Fame is also a full-sister to Gr2-winner Hockney and a half-sister to the dam of Blue Diamond Preview runner-up Grand Britannia. Another colt is Lot 396 and he s by Stratum. His dam is a proven producer and a daughter of champion Bluebird mare Flitter who 96 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january 2YOs this season and he has a filly in this draft at Lot 689. She is out of unraced mare Liguria whose dam and grand dam are both stakes-winning black-type producers including NZ filly of the Year Solveig. It s a strong pedigree which also includes Gr1-winner Gallic by Zabeel who won from 1400m up to 3200m. tooloongAn VAle FArm Tooloongan Vale has a full sister to Black Piranha notched wins from 1100m up to 1600m and was a dual Gr1-winner. The Dane Shadow filly is a first foal for Lady Katina who is a halfsister to Gr2 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Katima and Gr2 Magic Night Stakes-placed Keeping Up. The Lonhro colt is also from the same family this time out of a daughter of Katima who has produced two winners. This family had plenty of 2YO form so these could show early promise. Who could forget Haradasun s Gr1 treble. His first crop foals are There are 12 yearlings in this draft with an equal number of colts and fillies to inspect. However one of the standouts will certainly be the full-sister to Gr1-winner Black Piranha. The filly by Clang is a second foal and Black Piranha was the first. Another set to get hearts racing is a Fastnet Rock filly from a half-sister to Danasinga and Tracy s Element. This is one of the best lines in the Studbook and her dam has produced eight foals to race and all are winners including Prince of War and Prince Arthur. Speaking of Fastnet Rock five of the yearlings are by him and Lot 5 has plenty to like. He s out of Gr3-winning mare Gilded Angel from top producing stakes-winner Halo Again. Another is at Lot 89 out of Gr2-winning producer Lolita Star while the colt at Lot 191 should excite he s out of a dual Gr1-winning full-sister to triple Gr1-winner Irridescence There s also a Stratum colt first foal out of a US stakes-winning half-sister to Switch. He comes from a long line of consistent stakes-producers so should be well liked. Lonhro has a colt out of Gr3-winning Volksraad mare Pride of the Class while as agent for Lot 63 105 121 158 168 185 581 676 686 704 760 855 Col Bay Bay or Br Brown Brown Bay Bay Bay Chestnut Bay Bay Brown Bay or Br Sex F F C F C C C F F C C F Sire Lonhro Lonhro Lonhro Encosta de Lago Bernardini Shamardal Dubawi Strategic Street Boss Teofilo Street Sense Street Boss Dam Kiss Off Maggie s Mate Melisande Mukka Damarto News Academy Pegasus Dinna Fash Kinder Surprise Lady s Pride Memorized Shantung Coming Storm Enquiries John North BOWNESS STUD YOUNG NSW 2594 Telephone (02) 6384 6270 Facsimile (02) 6384 6221 Email bownesstud hotmail.com Website www.BownessStud.com For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 97 Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Lustre Lodge there is a Danehill Dancer filly whose dam is a stakesproducer and a colt by Fastnet Rock whose dam is a US stakesperformer. A second foal filly represents Rock of Gibraltar from 8-time winning Gr3-placed My Fraarlein while Sebring also has a quality filly from Gr1-winner Diana Cazadora. From the family of speedy Seidnazar is the Hussonet filly out of Risky Banter who has produced a Gr3-performer. Vinery stud Vinery Stud has 26 lots including a number by resident sires Testa Rossa More Than Ready and Myboycharlie. Testa Rossa will have a few to choose from and recent Gr1-performer Ranger should bolster his popularity. He has a colt at Lot 22 out of a half-sister to Newmarket stakes-winner Silver Pivotal another from Gr2-winner Trezevant and a second foal filly for Gr3-winner Diamond Cove (dam line of Charge Forward). His top prospects could be the filly at Lot 430 she s a full-sister to stakes-winner Testa Secret while the one at Lot 374 is a half-sister to Grey Song and Tonz More Fun. Myboycharlie makes his debut with two fillies both from stakesrelated dams and one s a half-sister to Gr2-winner Sistine Angel. More Than Ready has a filly and a colt in the draft. The filly looks to be an early type being a second foal out of a full-sister to Champion 2YO Dance Hero. The colt is at Lot 590 and is from Dream Leica the half-sister to Gr1-winners Leica Guv and Light Fantastic. Don t miss a lone colt by Red Ransom. He s out of stakes- Fastnet Rock has a filly from the same family as Typhoon Tracy winning Flying Spur mare Vignor. Vinery also has a good selection of other sires represented including Charge Forward Dane Shadow Dubawi Encosta de Lago Hussonet Not a Single Doubt and Stratum. Or if you looking for a freshman sire don t miss yearlings by Northern Meteor Sebring and Duke of Marmalade. There s a second foal Charge Forward filly from a half-sister to the dam of Solar Charged (by Charge Forward) and Causeway Queen. 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The Stratum filly is a first foal from at full-sister to Nova Star. Gr1 winner Lotteria has a Hussonet colt they won t be run off their feet. The first is a Dehere colt in the first hundred lots. He s at Lot 73 and his dam Lady Diva is a proven producing Group performer who notched four wins over 1150m and 1200m. She is a daughter of Gr1-winner Lady Jackeo who won the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes. Lady Jackeo is also remembered as a producer of nine winners including Gr3-winner Red Arrow and this colt s full-brother Australian stakes-placed and HKGr3 Juvenile Sprint Trophy winner Able Choice. werAi PArk Werai Park is based in the Southern Highlands and has built a good reputation for bringing top quality select drafts to the major sales. They have four yearlings at Magic Millions but that doesn t mean For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 99 Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Lot 73 is from a half-sister to Red Arrow Testa Rossa is the sire of Rostova and is represented by two yearlings in this draft. The first is a filly out of a winning miler by Zabeel who is a daughter of Gr1-winner Love De Tor. She s a Lot 297 and is a half-sister to a 7-time winning sprinter. This is also the direct dam line of Australasian Champion 3YO filly Burletta. The other Testa Rossa is a well-bred colt that is catalogued at Lot 341. He is a half-relation to three winners including the stakes- Werai Park has two yearlings by Testa Rossa winning Gr3-placed Nediyms Dream. What s more the colt s grand dam is US Gr1-winner Seattle Meteor. Dubawi is fast making a name for himself as a sire and he has a first foal filly out of an un-raced half-sister to Tantra and Elusive Wonder. Tantra was a stakes-winning 2YO and her sister Elusive Wonder was placed at two in the Listed Caulfield Autumn Classic. The filly is at Lot 594. established ... emerging ... exciting ... EVERGREEN has 15 quality yearlings on offer at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions Sires represented include the best this country has to offer ... LONHRO (Australia s reigning Champion Sire) EXCEED AND EXCEL (Champion Sire of 2YOs by winners) COMMANDS (over 500 winners & 40 stakes winners) DEHERE (sire of Golden Slipper winner & over 70 stakes winners) SHAMARDAL (sire of multiple G1 winners) BRADBURY S LUCK (sire of 2011 G1 winner Luckygray) and the most promising ... SEBRING (Golden Slipper winner) NORTHERN METEOR (Group One winner) WAR PASS (Champion 2YO colt) ASTRONOMER ROYAL (Classic winning son of Danzig) CALIFORNIA DANE (offering a half G1 winner Once Were Wild) WHERE S THAT TIGER (offering a half brother to 2 current SWs) SNIPPETSON (sire of G2 winner Fast Clip etc.) Dynamic 6 length debut winner Sizzling and Jimando (Debutante Stakes) were both from Evergreen Stud Farm s 2011 Magic Millions Draft. Visit EVERGREEN STUD at Row QF or contact Andrew Russell 0402 649 088 or ajr3 live.com 100 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Magic Millions gold coast yearling sale 11-17 january Widden s Lucky Unicorn filly is a half-sister to Masquerader widden stud They will be run off their feet at the Widden camp with 50 yearlings on offer as agent for a number of clients. As you d expect there s plenty of quality picks by resident stallions including Lucky Owners Northern Meteor Sebring and Stratum. Bernardini s got a couple of nice colts as does Flying Spur Street Sense and War Pass while Fastnet Rock and Lonhro each have a treble of fillies. Lucky Owners has four in this draft and the colt at 215 is a top prospect. His full-brother is already a Gr3-placed winning 2YO and their grand dam is a half-sister to Catbird and Danbird. Northern Meteor has seven good prospects including a filly halfsister to stakes-placed Living Pegasus a third foal colt from stakeswinner Wonderer and a first foal colt from a half-sister to Gr1 Blue Diamond winner Knowledge. War Pass has a colt at Lot 167 who is a first foal from a half-sister to Desert War. The Street Sense duo are both out of consistent producers and one of the Fastnet Rock s is a granddaughter of a halfsister to Champion sire Storm Cat. The Flying Spur is at Lot 543 and his dam has produced two Group-performers including this colt s stakes-placed full-brother. Five yearlings make up the Sebring offering and they include a colt half-brother to Gr1-winner Absolut Glam a colt out of Champion NZ stayer Upsetthym and a filly from Gr3-winner Crown Princess. Stratum s going to have a following and he has seven in this bunch. Two of the colt s are first foals of stakes-winners while a filly at Lot 554 is from a half-sister to top 2YO filly Ponton Flyer. There is also a filly by Tale of the Cat a Choisir colt three-quarter brother to Gr1-performer Magsaya a Court Command filly halfsister to stakes-placed Casholet and a Dane Shadow colt from a full-sister to Gr1 Galaxy winner Mistegic. They also have a lone colt by Iffraj and a lone filly by Lucky Unicorn who is a half-sister to Gr2winner Masquerader. Corumbene Stud where winners are bred MAGIC MILLIONS YEARLING SALE THE CORUMBENE STUD PRESENTS ITS YEARLING DRAFT LOT 19 155 211 340 586 609 697 769 827 887 COL Chestnut Bay Bay Bay Brown Brown Bay Grey Chestnut Bay SEX F C F C C C F F F C SIRE More Than Ready War Pass War Pass Henrythenavigator War Pass Tale of the Cat Henrythenavigator Stratum Tale of the Cat Choisir DAM Hasna Mrs Windsor Pricey Stylish Bow Donnica Espousal Mantova Song of Unbridled Basia Flighty For further information phone Toby Frazer Stud Manager 0428 115 528 or 02 6375 1275 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 101 Magic January gold coast yearling sale 22-24 Millions January 6-14 inglis classic yearling sale Something For Everyone At ClASSiC in SydnEy 102 inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January hen out in the field inspecting all 1 300 entries for their Sydney Classic Yearling Sale there is common thought in the minds of Inglis Bloodstock team - to select precocious physical types that will grow into tough sprinter-milers that suit local conditions. Type is a major part of our yearling selection criteria especially at Classic and we are very fortunate to have an experienced and enthusiastic selection team to inspect every yearling entered for our sales said Jonathan D Arcy the head of Inglis selection team. It is very pleasing to see our loyal buyers being rewarded on the racetrack season after season and I am confident that there is something for everyone at Classic next year D Arcy added. It s fair to say that at a bargain average of 30 000 Classic s record of unearthing future racetrack stars is exceptional. Star graduates of Classic include World Champion Sprinter Silent Witness Australian Champion Three-Year-Old Whobegotyou Black Caviar s Blue Diamond-winning sire Bel Esprit along with globetrotting stallion Choisir. Group One winners this year from Classic have been n Randwick Guineas winning colt ilovethiscity n 1million Golden Rose winner Manawanui n Stradbroke winner Sincero n Secret Admirer won the Epsom Handicap the first mare to do so since La Neige in 1976 n The Verminator took out the 2400m Metropolitan Handicap n Hurtle Myrtle won Melbourne s top mile for fillies and mares the Myer Classic For the astute buyer opportunity abounds at Classic particularly with the progeny of young sires. Manawanui (Oratorio (IRE)) Secret Admirer (Dubawi (IRE)) Chance Bye (Snitzel) Pressday (Domesday) & Hurtle Myrtle (Dane Shadow) were all purchased from the first or second crop of their respective sires at Classic. Their sires will again be well represented in 2012 Oratorio (IRE) has 13 catalogued Dubawi (IRE) 10 Snitzel 12 Domesday 13 and Dane Shadow 22. 22 First Season Sires will be represented with progeny in next year s Classic catalogue W Gr1 Epsom heroine Secret Admirer headed by Henrythenavigator (19 lots) Northern Meteor (14) Duke Of Marmalade (12) Murtajill (10) Mutawaajid (10) War Pass (10) Ready s Image (9) and Teofilo (8). Magic Albert the sire of 900 000 earner ilovethiscity leads the sires list by representation at Classic in 2012 with 24 progeny heading to the January showcase closely followed Choisir with 23 yearlings catalogued. Other stallions well represented in the Classic catalogue include Australian Champion sire Lonhro (11) Stratum (15) Excites (12) Snippetson (18) Haradasun Pinhookers too have plenty of success buying at Classic selling their purchases later on in the year to overseas glory such as New Zealand Group One winner tell A tale and Malaysian Group One winner Blue tosca who both more than tripled their Classic price tags at later sales before racetrack success. In 2011 St Aubins Stud s Dubawi-Strike Fire colt was snapped up from Classic for 40 000 before being sold at the Ready to Run Sale in November to Hong Kong trainer Ricky Yiu for NZ 230 000 (A 175 000) a handy pin-hooking profit of A 135 000. 89% of the Classic yearlings catalogued [are] BOBS and BOBS Extra eligible... (11) Dylan Thomas (9) Casino Prince (9) Shaft (8) Husson (8) Henny Hughes (8) and Not A Single Doubt (14). Not A Single Doubt has been one of the leading BOBS earners since his progeny hit the track such as Matthew Dale s Classic purchase Unanimously who earned 65 000 in BOBS Bonuses last season. Again there is plenty of upside for local trainers and owners that attend Classic next January with 89% of the yearlings catalogued BOBS and BOBS Extra eligible which in turn now makes them also eligible for the new CanBOBS scheme. All yearlings offered at Classic are also eligible for nomination into the 2.6million Inglis Race Series like Joan Pracey s 18 000 buy Upstacker who has won 110 000 in Inglis Race Series prizemoney and bonuses for his connections in 2011. Antony Thompson s Widden Stud have a strong record at Classic having sold Group One winners Whobegotyou triple Honour and typhoon Zed at the sale and the Valley of Champions leads the vendors list for Classic in 2012 with 43 lots. John North s Bowness Stud will bring 20 yearlings to the sale next year Carramar Park 20 Murrulla Stud 18 Golden Grove 17 Patinack Farm 17 Emirates Park 16 Kitchwin Hills 13 Arrowfield 12 Eliza Park 12 Fairview Park Stud 12 Middlebrook Valley Lodge 12 and Vinery Stud 12. With over 100 stallions and many leading studs well represented in the catalogue there is something for everyone at Classic in January Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster said. The 2012 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale will be held at Newmarket on January 22 to 24. h 103 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January Vendor Profiles by merissa borg AmArinA FArm Amarina Farm has quickly established itself as a well recognised nursery and their sale inspections tend to draw in all the top buyers. They have nine yearlings on offer to tempt buyers and no two are by the same sire. Gr3-winning mare Patterns has proven herself as a producer and she has a filly by exciting freshman sire Astronomer Royal. Lot 53 is a Haradasun colt who should not be missed. He is a half-brother to four winners and his dam is stakes-related. There s also a Choisir colt at Lot 55 and he is a first foal from a stakes-related daughter of a half-sister to top 3YO filly Triscay. An Oratorio colt at Lot 138 will require inspection he is a halfbrother to five winners and his dam is a half-sister to Gr3 Sandown Stakes winner Another Victor. Straight after him is another colt at Lot 139. He is by Snippetson and his dam has already produced a stakes-performer from two foals to race. Henrythenavigator makes his debut with a grey filly from a stakes-placed half-sister to Ghost Queen and Mocha Queen while Myboycharlie does the same with a colt at Lot 101. There should also be excitement over a Fastnet Rock colt from a half-sister to Gr1-winners Bonanova Telesto and Fraternity. This family just keeps producing the goods with recent Group-winners Kittens and Saint Encosta among the latest winners. Don t miss the Magic Albert colt whose dam s only foal to race is a winner over 1400m this season. Expect a crowd. AmbergAte FArm With nine yearlings on offer their first cab off the rank is also the first colt of the sale by freshman yearling sire Astronomer Royal. The fact the colt is also a first foal for his winning dam should not dampen spirits as both his second and third dam are black-type winning stakes-producers. Others in the draft by freshman sires include a filly by Authorized an August foal filly by Murtajill and an exciting colt (by Henrythenavigator) whose grand-dam is a half-sister to dual Gr1winner Skating. Another smart colt Lot 281 is from a half-sister to juvenile Gr2-winner Pipiwar. This pedigree is also home to the family of consistent producer All For Love dam of Gr1 WA Derby winner Chipolata. Another favourite could be the Snitzel colt out of a well-connected Zabeel mare. Her second dam is a Gr1-winning half-sister to L On Vite (dam of Holy Roman Emperor). Also on offer is a colt by Magic Albert whose dam Blacklist is a half-sister or better to two Gr1 performers and the stakes-winning dam of Heart of Dreams. The remaining two include a colt by Wonderful World whose winning 2YO dam has produced five individual winners and an Excellent Art filly at Lot 459 whose Gr3-placed dam Irgunette is a daughter of stakes-placed 14-time winner River of Destiny. 104 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com AUS TR N BRED LIA A SO IN G LIS LD Bred by gilgai Farm victoria PrePared by swettenham stud as agent LIS RIES Peter moody racing BlaCk Caviar BOught by ING E SE 012 SAL sOld by inglis 2 G LIN R Premier Yearling sale easter Yearling sale ClassiC Yearling sale EA 22 23 & 24 January 27 28 29 February & 1 march 10 11 & 12 april Y newmarket sydney Oaklands melbourne newmarket sydney Manawanui 45 000 purchase winnings over 1.2m Pinker Pinker 120 000 purchase winnings over 2.5m Mosheen 250 000 purchase winnings over 1.5m www.inglis.com.au Newmarket Sydney T 61 2 9399 7999 F 61 2 9398 5547 Oaklands Melbourne T 61 3 9333 1422 F 61 3 9333 1690 inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January Lot 3 has a family connection to Pinker Pinker Virage de Fortune s half-sister has a colt A filly at Lot 359 by freshman sire Teofilo should be a sure thing her dam s a proven producer and her grand dam is a top producer of five winners including Gr3-placed Miss Helterskelter. Also on offer is a Street Sense colt from the family of Gr1 superstar Tempest Morn a colt by Dane Shadow out of the consistent producer of Gr2-placed Lustre Lady and a colt from freshman sire Duke of Marmalade. He is a first foal for his dam who is a daughter of a dual stakes-winner and a half-sister to two black-type winners. There is also a colt by Kheleyf from a strong producing half-sister to HK Gr1winner Masked - Perfect Partner. berkeley PArk A solid draft of eight yearlings for Berkeley Park should attract a lot of attention and if you re after a filly look no further because they have six on offer Two of these are early foals by Haradasun one out of stakes-placed Langfuhr mare Bang Goes Lang the other from a fullsister to stakes-winning sprinter-miler Tosstestaroan. The filly at Lot 157 is a stand-out on paper. She is from One Thousand Guineas winner Tangine a producer of two winners including stakes-placed Trisara. What s more this Choisir filly is bred on the same successful cross as Starspangledbanner her great-grand dam the dam of Gold Anthem. The other Choisir in the draft is a colt with a pedigree littered with international stakes success including his US stakes-winning grand-dam Brilliantdeduction. The Excellent Art filly is also an exciting prospect helped along by her family connection to 2011 s Cox Plate winner Pinker Pinker. She s the second filly in the sale at Lot 3 but this won t harm her cause. The Dubawi colt is from a half to dual Gr2-winner Impaler the direct dam line of Cotehele House. Lonhro is the current Champion sire so the second foal filly in this draft at Lot 199 will be a must-see. Another filly by freshman yearling sire Teofilo completes the draft and she is at Lot 448. She s the third foal from a 2-time winning More Than Ready mare and hails from a fine female family that boasts Champion 2YO Burst and Blue Diamond Prelude winners Worth and Sudden. broAdwAter FArm bowness stud With a large draft of 20 yearlings there is a close to equal balance of the sexes. The Beautiful Crown colt is early in the sale and he is a halfbrother to stakes-placed Kontiki Park. His dam has produced four to race for four winners and is the daughter of Champion 3YO and NZ Horse-of-the-Year Snap. There s also a Hard Spun filly with strong credentials her dam s already produced a winner and is a threequarter sister to two Gr1-winners. Arena has been a consistent sire over the years and the filly at Lot 105 is a full-sister to three winners and a three-quarter to stakesplaced filly Pleasure Ground. Her dam is also a three-quarter sister to the dam of triple stakes-winner Kid Choisir. The draft has three yearlings by Haradasun and the colt at Lot 112 is a first foal from a winning Danehill Dancer mare. Her dam s is halfsister to Gr3-winner Espinosa. An interesting filly by Shaft is backed by a long line of black-type while at Lot 179 the Bon Hoffa colt looks smart. His dam has been a consistent producer and her dam Clifton Gardens is a half-sister to celebrated Joie Denise among others from this famous lineage. Statue of Liberty has two in Bowness draft including a colt whose winning dam has produced two winners. This is also the family of Gr1-winners Swick and Cologne. 106 It might be a small draft from Broadwater Farm but what it lacks in size it makes up for in quality. With five yearlings set to pass through the ring the first will be a Commands filly out of a winning fullsister to 4-time Gr2-winning sprinter Show No Emotion and dual Listed winner Harvard. The first colt in the line-up is a first foal for Redoute s Choice mare Stormy Choice and she s a three-quarter sister to Gr1-winner Danestorm. The colt s also backed by a family that includes the likes of Faint Perfume Danendri and Banc de Fortune. There s also a Tale of the Cat filly at Lot 159 whose grand dam happens to be Gr1 WATC Railway Stakes winner Jungle Dawn. The filly s dam was a 10-time winner in the US plus she s backed by a super consistent black-type female line. The final filly in this quality draft is by champion 2YO sire Stratum. Her dam is by Fuji Kiseki a grand-daughter of Clifton Gardens whose lineage has obviously benefited from the Danehill influence with names like Gr1-winner Miss Danehill and Gr3-winner Primus. Don t miss a glimpse at the Strategic colt from Danehill mare Hippy Deluxe. She is already a proven producer and is a half-sister to dual Gr1winner Virage de Fortune whose grand dam is Australian Horse-ofthe-Year Emancipation. edinglAssie stud You can t go past Edinglassie Stud for a well-prepared draft and with six fillies and four colts it s a nice even bunch too. Lot 86 is a Bel Esprit filly from a full-sister to a multiple stakes-winner. The mare has already produced a city class filly and she is the daughter of a consistent producer whose immediate dam-line includes 4-time Gr1winner Lord Reims and Gr1-winners Miss Margaret Rocket Racer and Starzaan. There s also a colt by Wonderful World from a half-sister to God s Own who certainly needs no introduction. Hennessy mare Slinky Minx has a Choisir filly and she s a half-sister to this season s city-winning filly Edinglassie Girl. Their grand dam is Nayhayan the NZ One Thousand Guineas winner who placed in both the Gr1 NZ Derby and Gr1 Ranvet Stakes. For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 2012 sydnEyclAssic yEArlinGsAlE Berkeley Park Stud Scone Lot CoL Sex Sire Dam 3 6 157 199 257 359 366 448 B. B.orBr. ch. Br. B. ch. B. B.orBr. Filly Filly Filly Filly Filly colt colt Filly ExcEllEntArt(GB) hArAdAsun choisir lonhro hArAdAsun choisir duBAWi(irE) tEoFilo(irE) nAturAlthundEr nouvEllorossA tAGinE WindycApE(nZ) BAnGGoEslAnG diplomE douBlEo roc hypodErmiss BerKeLeYParKStUDPtYLtDcontactNealeBruce 0427764254 fax0265459960 neale berkeleyparkstud.com.au BF5 inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January Don t go past first foals by Ad Valorem a colt by Ready s Image from a stakes-related Danzero mare and a Dubawi filly from a granddaughter of triple Gr1-winner Canny Lass. The filly by Duke of Marmalade is catalogued at Lot 364 while the Dane Shadow filly at Lot 501 looks worth sticking around for she s a half to two winners from a Gr1-related mare whose dam line includes Champion 3YO filly in South Africa Spook Express. The Lonhro offering from Belle Soiree will certainly be worth a look as will the Strada colt from a mare that s produced two winners and is a half-sister or better to two Gr1-winners. Hallowell Belle (dual Gr1 runner-up). There s also a colt by freshman sire War Pass from a proven producer who is a daughter of a half-sister to Kensington Gardens. She produced five stakes-winners including Gr1-winners Blackfriars and Larrocha. Other yearlings include a first foal from a full-sister to Hot Danish at Lot 446 and a Starcraft filly whose relations include Interstellar General Nediym Horlicks and Fiumicino. HuntwortH stud Holbrook stud Scone-based Holbrook Stud has six yearlings on the card for Classic three fillies and three colts. The first colt is by exciting freshman sire Northern Meteor a Gr1 winner who held a track record over 1250m at Rosehill. This colt is a first foal for his dam whose consistent sprint family includes her stakes-winning dam Natural Tycoon. Zizou s progeny are 2YOs this season and he is represented in the draft by a classy filly at Lot 65. Her stakes-performed dam was a winner over 1200m and is a daughter of super consistent producer Funsta. The stakes-placed mare is a daughter of Gr3-winner Alshandegha herself a producer of 10 winners. There s also a chestnut filly by Beautiful Crown out of stakes-placed Enchanted Angel. This mare has produced five winners and she s a full-sister to Holbrook Lass dam of In Top Swing and grand dam to Nine yearlings comprise the draft for Huntworth Stud including a Bel Esprit filly at Lot 2. She s a first foal from Red Ransom mare Naeb whose stakes-placed grand dam is a half-sister to a stack of black-type performers including the dam of three Gr1-winners. Artie Schiller has a colt and a filly in this bunch. The colt is from a half-sister to Gr2-winner Vocabulary while the filly is from a juvenile winning mare whose family includes Centaine Procrastinate and Galapagos Girl. The Lonhro colt is a second foal from another sister of Vocabulary while the Charge Forward colt is from a half-sister to Gr2-winner Burrito. There s also a nice colt by Coolmore sire Oratorio from a European black-type female line. His dam was 2-time winner in France over 1700m and she s a half-sister to Gr3-placed Special Delivery. This is also the family of French Champion 3YO Stacelita and US Breeders Cup winner Steinlen. Domesday is represented by a full-brother to stakes-winning Gr2 PresentsaqualitydraftforInglisClassicSale2012 Lot 109 Lot 173 Lot 245 Lot 305 Lot 422 Lot 472 Lot 547 b b br b ch b br ch b Colt Colt Colt Colt Filly Colt Colt Oratorio(IRE) FastnetRock Snitzel MountNelson(GB) ExcellentArt(GB) DylanThomas(IRE) Snitzel Sevaana byFasliyev TinyTemptress byFavoriteTrick Arpineh byEagleEyed ChichiRomero(NZ) byO Reilly GrandeurBelle byGrandLodge Keela byWoodman MissRainmaker byHurricaneSky GROUP 1 WINNER LUCKYGRAY PINHOOKED AND SOLD BY RIVERSLEA FARM RIVERSLEAFARM CONTACT KARENIRWIN 310RosemountRd DenmanNSW2328 P 0265471041 M 0408272114 karen riversleafarm.com.au www.riversleafarm.com.au 108 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January inVermien A colt at Invermien has a family history with Black Caviar runner-up Backgammon while at Lot 400 the Nadeem filly is from a winning half-sister to Gr3-winner Stormy Regent herself a stakesproducer of Royal Esprit. Don t miss a filly by Alamosa at Lot 426. She s out of a half-sister to Gr1-winner Hit the Roof recent stakes-winner War Ends and Kaapstad filly Gliding Light who was a Gr3 runner-up at Moonee Valley. It is also the immediate dam line that produced Gr1-winners Alynda Turffontein and Penny Gem. The Whites have a long history of breeding top horses and at Classic they are offering four quality yearlings. Two colts and two fillies make up the quartet and the first colt is an exciting prospect by Elvstroem. His dam produced a 2YO winner and she s a half-sister to Gr1-winner Jetball and dual Gr3-winner Marwina who was also a runner-up in the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas. Lot 296 is filly from a winning half-sister to two stakes-winners and the family includes 8-time Gr1-winner and triple Champion Mahogany. She s by freshman yearling sire Ready s Image so that alone should add some interest for buyers. The other filly is by Excites and she is out of a winning Marscay mare who has already produced two winners. Her dam Motown Blue is a stakes-winning half-sister to Gr3winning filly Pride of Ingenue. The other colt is by Danasinga and his grand dam is a half-sister to Scandinavia who is widely known as the producer of Magnus Wilander and Helsinge the dam of unbeaten Champion filly Black Caviar. JAcArAndA PArk stud Jacaranda Park Stud is based at Glossodia in the Hawkesbury Valley. The region is home to a number of top producing studs and this one has been around the traps for a while. They have just one yearling for the Classic sale but he is a colt by Gr1 Golden Slipper winning sire Canny Lad. His proven producing dam was a 4-time winner over For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 109 inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January distances ranging from 1300-1600m plus she s a half-sister to Listed Keith Nolan Classic winner La Nikita. These two mares hail from stakes-placed mare Zeddez who is a three-quarter sister to stakesperformers Judge s Rule and the Senator. It s a consistent black-type family and at Lot 358 he s well worth a look. mArquee stud placed winner Truly Believe the granddaughter of Gr1-winner Pure of Heart. There is also a Strategic colt from a stakes-related proven producer whose international black-type pedigree is also home to Rolls (dam of Flying Spur). Don t miss the first foal Choisir filly catalogued at Lot 528. It may be a wait but close up in this pedigree is Staging who produced Duporth Tickets and Excites. Eight yearlings make up the top quality draft for Marquee Stud and a number of those are by freshman sires including Sebring Street Boss Northern Meteor and Duke of Marmalade. The Duke colt at Lot 85 is out of a winning dam whose siblings include Group-winners Snake Eyes King Ivor and Linney Head. The Sebring filly is a first foal for a winning daughter of a full-sister to Gr3-winner Demographic. What s more their grand dam is triple Gr1-winner Special. The Northern Meteor colt will also be a hot prospect he s a halfbrother to stakes-winning Vintner and Gr1 AJC Oaks runner-up Perfect Drop. His dam is also a sister to triple Gr1-winner Triscay. The Street Boss filly is bred on a proven cross with his dam already producing a winning colt by Street Cry. Of the proven sires there is also a Snitzel colt from a three-quarter sister to Cloister who produced dual Gr1-winner Melito (by Redoute s Choice). The Danzero is a second foal from a winning daughter of stakes- mereditH PArk Southern Highlands-based Meredith Park has five yearlings in this sale of which three are fillies. The Domesday filly is a second foal from a half-sister to the dam of 5-time Gr1-placed Dao Dao. The Lonhro filly is at Lot 460 and her winning dam has already produced a 5-time winner. She s also a daughter of Gr3-winner Irish Flirt who has produced stakeswinners McFlirt and O Flirty. Strategic is represented by a first foal filly from a winning Lonhro mare whose full-sister is a stakes-winner. This is also the family of Brief Embrace winner of the Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude and runner-up in the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes. Of the colts the Domesday is also a second foal and he is from winning Montjeu mare Monmisi whose half-sister is Gr1-winner The Party Stand. This is also the family of 3YO sprint Champion Kenvain. You will also find it hard to pass up an opportunity to inspect the Lonhro colt. He is a first foal for a stakes-related daughter of Pireanda whose half-relations include Captain Bax and Snippet s Lass (dam of Snitzel). Lot 59 Lot 89 Lot 122 Lot 360 Lot 470 Lot 551 N o B. B. Ch. B. B. Ch. ook Far m or (L) s Filly Colt Colt Colt Colt Filly Stratum Dubawi (IRE) Mutawaajid Snippetson Beautiful Crown (USA) Snippetson Quadrophonic Sound Rovos Smart Rhythm Disco Joy Kapvadar (NZ) Missin Trish Stephen Lennon Ph 0417 609 532 AH 02 6724 8576 Email noorookfarms bigpond.com Noorook 261 Mount Russell Road Mount Russell NSW 2360 110 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January colt out of a winning half-sister to stakes-placed Cointreau Ball. The colt by Snippetson also rates highly. His dam is a half-sister or better to two Group performers and this is the immediate dam line of Euphoria Christmas Tree and Jewel In The Crown to name a few. Don t pass up the chance to take a look at the Beautiful Crown colt either. His dam by Kapstaad has produced three winners and is the daughter of Gr1 Golden Slipper runner-up Vaindarra herself a producer of Group winners. The Snippetson filly is also from a strong pedigree. Her dam has produced four to race and all are winners plus she s a half-sister to stakes-winning 2YO Strawberry Storm. This is also the family of Danroad Newtown Jet and Magic Millions 3YO Trophy winner Tippitaka. Noorook Farm has a relative of Tippitaka oAkey creek noorook FArms Four colts and two fillies are on the card at Noorook Farms. A real standout on paper is the Stratum filly who is out of a proven producer of six winners including Perak Derby winner Sakima. Quadrophonic Sound is also a half-sister to Gr1-winners Assertive Lad (Champion 2YO) and Assertive Lass. The Dubawi colt is another from a winning proven producer and this one s a half-sister to dual Gr3-winner Londolozi. Mutawaajid s progeny are yearlings this season and this stud has a Oakey Creek is a professional thoroughbred agistment property and yearling preparation facility based at Mudgee. This well-prepared group includes a Snitzel colt at Lot 46 and he is out of stakes-winning mare Preferred Lies. She was a 6-time winner ranging over distances from 1200m up to 2000m in New Zealand. There is also a chestnut colt by freshman yearling sire Real Saga from stakes-placed mare Queen Castelli. She s a daughter of Queen Alexandra a winner of 19 races in the US and over 1million in earnings. Dylan Thomas is off to a good start with his first crop 2YOs and Oakey Creek has a colt from Sweet Emotion who has a 100 per cent HOLBROOK THOROUGHBREDS Lot 54 Lot 65 Lot 378 Lot 405 Lot 446 Lot 564 B. B. Ch. B. B. B. Br. Colt Filly Filly Colt Colt Filly Northern Meteor Zizou Beautiful Crown (USA) War Pass (USA) Henrythenavigator (USA) Starcraft (NZ) Profits Rock Quipster Enchanted Angel Foscat Hot n dreamin Mount Juliet (NZ) Holbrook Thoroughbreds 1208 Gundy Road Scone NSW E holbrook18 bigpond.com M 0417 473 195 Enquiries Julie Harris For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 111 inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January win record from seven foals to race. She is the also the daughter of Champion 3YO Heat of the Moment who was a winner of the Gr1 Chipping Norton and Gr1 George Ryder Stakes. There is also a Haradasun filly from a half-sister to Danglissa and a Canny Lad colt from a winning half-sister to Gr3 Canterbury Gold Cup winner Inferno. Zizou has a colt at Lot 219 whose stakes-related dam has produced three winners to date plus she was a winner over 1400m. The Lonhro colt is at Lot 524 but he s worth sticking around for. His dam was a winner at two over 1100m and she is a half-sister to Gr3 Silver Shadow winner Deer Valley. This is also the family of Champion horse Kingston Town who won the Cox Plate three times. PAtinAck FArm Patinack stallion Husson has eight at Classic Patinack Farm has a strong draft for Classic representative of their resident stallions Casino Prince Wonderful World Murtajill and Husson. Casino Prince has four yearlings in the draft. There s a filly out of a stakes-related Encosta mare who produced recent city winner Rocker and also a first foal for a half-sister to stakes-winner Danehill Smile. He also has a colt from a half-sister to triple Gr3-winner Chong Tong while the standout may be the first foal from a half-sister or better to four stakes-performers and a daughter of a half-sister to Offshore Boom. Freshman yearling sire Murtajill also has four yearlings. The first is at Lot 11 and he s a colt from a daughter of Gr3-winner Wicked Smile a full-sister to Rainbeam (dam of Centaine). There s also a second foal colt from a winning granddaughter of Century Love whose family includes Double Century winner of the Queensland Derby and Sydney Cup. A colt from a daughter of dual Gr1-winning NZ mare Love Dance will also be hard to pass up. His dam was a winner at two and all her raced foals are winners including last season s Gr2 Pago Pago runner-up Boys on Tour. The final colt is out of a half-sister to stakes-winner Andrella whose dam is a half-sister to 5-time Gr1-winning colt Planet Ruler. Wonderful World s oldest progeny have just gone two so keep an HUNTWORTH STUD Lot 426 Lot 189 Lot 106 Lot 19 Lot 480 Lot 400 Lot 2 Lot 242 Lot 493 Bay or Brown Filly Bay Bay Bay Bay Bay Bay Bay Bay Colt Colt Colt Colt Filly Filly Filly Colt PROUDLY PRESENTS IT S 2011 CLASSIC DRAFT ALAMOSA (NZ) DOMESDAY ORATORIO (IRE) LONHRO NADEEM BEL ESPRIT CHARGE FORWARD GREAT JOY VARIED SCHEMA (FR) KRISTEVA FLORIBUNDA NAEB LADY OF CHOICE ARTIE SCHILLER (USA) PARDALOTE ARTIE SCHILLER (USA) AQUALUNA Please contact Peter Stewart or Bridgett Woodford-Smith 112 HUNTWORTH STUD Mingay 4995 Mingay Road Coolac NSW P 0407 211 779 E huntworthstud bigpond.com For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January eye out for the second foal filly whose family includes dual Gr1winner Purple. Husson has six yearlings and of the fillies there s one from a halfsister to Natural Blitz and a first foal from the immediate family of Golden Slipper winner Polar Success. The colts include a relation to Australian Derby winner Roman Emperor a first foal from a halfsister to Gr1-winner Deebee Belle and a colt from Gr3-performed Our Mavourneen. One in A Million. This mare is also the dam of 2YO stakes-winner Shamillion. There is also a colt by Dylan Thomas from a half-sister to stakeswinning 2YO Fluoro while at Lot 547 a Snitzel colt whose full-brother is a stakes-performed 2-time winning juvenile will be worth the wait. sledmere stud riVersleA FArm Riverslea Farm s sale drafts are always a must see. They have seven well-prepared yearlings this time around including a first foal Oratorio colt from a half-sister to Gr3-placed colt Al Megdam. This is a strong family which includes Gr1-winners Blevic Universal Queen and Universal Prince. Also from the same family is a Snitzel colt whose half-brother is already a winner over 1200m and 1600m. Lot 173 is the Fastnet Rock colt from a proven producing daughter of Gr3-winner Gilded Angel. She s also a three-quarter sister to stakeswinning colt Oahu. The offering by freshman yearling sire Mount Nelson is a second foal colt from a three-quarter sister to the dam of this season s Matamata Cup winner No Excuse Maggie. This colt s dam was a winning sprinter and this is also the family of Gr1 Sires Produce Stakes-placed Urbane. The Excellent Art filly is from a half-sister to two stakes-winners including a filly who produced Gr2 Light Fingers Stakes runner-up Sledmere Stud has a long history of winners under their belt. At Classic they have eleven yearlings and one of the standouts should surely be Lot 5. The Testa Rossa colt is a third foal for stakes-winner Not Fussy. She was a 12-time winner and is a half-sister to Gr3-placed Sir Fussalot. Speaking of Testa Rossa there is a Nadeem filly from a half-sister to Gr3winning Gr1-runner up Pane in the Glass. Nadeem also has a promising colt in this bunch. He s out of stakes-placed producer Sparkling Bounty and his half-brother is triple Gr1-winner Spark of Life.y7 There s also a Dane Shadow filly from a proven producing Volksraad mare while the Starcraft colt from stakes-placed She s Enchanting should also be a winner. His dam produced a winner last season over 1100m so the family is current. Stakes-placed Wolf has produced four winners to date and her Danasinga colt should hit the mark with buyers as she has already produced a Gr3-winner by Danzero. This family has some nice black-type including Gr1 Caulfield Guineas runner-up Face Value. Buyers should also warm to a first foal filly for stakes-placed mare Aqua Blessing whose family also includes two Gr1 Oaks winners. Lot 354 is a Dubawi filly whose dam has produced a string of consistent Lot 117 Lot 228 Lot 444 Ch. Ch. B. Jacaranda Thoroughbreds pty ltd Filly Filly Colt Show a Heart Show a Heart Bradbury s Luck Sister on the Edge Alle Belle Be Hot Copper (Part of the Carramar Park Draft) MULTIGLORY Winner of 2011 THE SPRINT CUP (HK Gr2) Bred and sold by Jacaranda Thoroughbreds Contact Marla Jacaranda Thoroughbreds Malniri Park . 176 Hibberts Lane Freemans Reach NSW M 0429 684 322 E marla.skartvedt gmail.com For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 113 inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January winners while at Lot 385 the Dubawi colt s winning dam is a fullsister to the dam of Dreamscape. Further mentions go to a filly by Zizou from a stakes-placed producer of two recent winners and an exciting Charge Forward colt out of Gr1 Galaxy runner-up Miss Kariba. This mare has been an outstanding producer of both colts and fillies including Gr3performed Miss Zambezi. winner Pressday. He has a colt at Lot 276 who will be a genuine prospect. The colt is from the dam line of NZ-bred Gr1-winner Avon Angel who was also a consistent producer of stakes-performers. There will be equal interest in a second foal colt by Oratorio. He s from a stakes-related granddaughter of 5-time Gr1-winning mare Triscay. Vinery stud tooloogAn VAle FArm Six colts and two fillies make up Toolongan Vale s draft and they have the first one through the ring. Lot 1 is a Snippetson colt from a NZ-bred mare who has produced six winners. She s a half-sister to the grand dam of Gr1-winning colt Reann. There s also a colt by Danehill sire-son Manton out of Group-related mare Our Girl Dawn. She was a winning 2YO and has produced two winners. Magic Albert has two promising colts in this draft. Lot 174 s dam is out of Gr2-placed Miami Vice a sister to the dam of dual Gr1-placed colt Encore. The other is from an unraced half-sister to stakeswinning colt Warrior Trader and Gr3-placed Fellowship dam of three winners including this colt s full-brother. The only two fillies in the draft include Lot 431 a Teofilo half-sister to dual Gr1-winner Regimental Girl herself a stakes-producer. The other filly is a half-sister to Gr3-winner Flaming by hot young sire Trotamondo. Domesday was a Gr2-winning 2YO who is now the sire of Gr1- With many of the yearlings on offer by resident stallions buyers won t be able to go past fillies by Excites and Testa Rossa and colts by Mossman Excites and Dubleo. There are two Mossman colts one is out of a winning proven producer with Gr1 connections while the other is out of a proven producing granddaughter of Lady Giselle dam of Gr1-winners Zabeel and Baryshnikov. Excites has a colt at Lot 154 and he is a first foal for a winning three-quarter sister to Universal Ruler. The Dubleo colt is also a standout with Gr1 connections including Fighting Warrior Prussian Blue and Ensign Ewart. The Testa Rossa filly s dam is a stakes-related winning miler in France whose family includes US Champion 2YO filly Tempera. Among the Excites fillies in this draft is a half-sister to last season s Gr2 Autumn Classic winner Stokehouse. Vinery also has a nice Murtajill filly whose dam is a half-sister to Gr3 Sweet Embrace Stakes-winner Millrich. The filly by freshman yearling sire Exceedingly Good also looks interesting considering she s a half-sister to multiple stakes-winner Dubleanny and three Sledmere Stud Lot 5 ChcoltTestaRossaxNotFussy Third foal from stakes winning mare who won 12. By a stallion who has had 4 stakes winners this season from a great winning family. Lot 111 B brcoltStarcraftxShe sEnchanting From stakes placed mare and from the family of recent Gr winner Shewan by progressive stallion. Lot 132 BayfillyNadeemxSongs Third foal of winning half sister to top performer PaneinTheGlass from proven Australian speed family. Lot 133 BrcoltNadeemxSparklingBounty From a stakes placed mare whom has left nine winners including 3 time Gr1 winner Sparkof Life also family of recent stakes winner Run for Levi. Lot 150 BayfillyDaneShadowxSunsetStripper By a young stallion who is doing a great job from a young mare who has already left a city winner. Lot 203 BaycoltDanasingaxWolf By proven stallion from a city winning mare and great producer. Half to 4 winners including Gr3 winner Savute. Lot 241 BrfillyMyboycharliexAquaBlessing First foal from a stakes placed winner of 5 with prize money earnings over 120K from a great family by exciting first crop sire. Lot 354 BayfillyDubawixDellaFrancesca From a mare who has thrown 4 winners from the family of European superstar New Approach by one of the hottest sires in the world. Lot 385 B brcoltDubawixFairyBride By one of the hottest stallions in the world from the family of recent stakes winners BlueTosca and Dreamscape and top stallions Nureyev and Sadler s Wells Lot 421 BrfillyZizouxGrandSociety By exciting young stallion from stakes placed winner of 3 who has left 2 winners including the progressive GeneralJayDee. Lot 546 BaycoltChargeForwardxMissKariba From a Gr2 winner of 300k who has left 3 city winners on top of 4 other winners by a great young stallion doing the job. SLEDMERE STUD CATRIONA MURPHY (stud manager) 0409 369 965 treenmurphy gmail.com www.sledmerestud.com.au 114 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January other winners. Other fillies include a Nadeem out of a Sadlers Wells mare who is a half-sister to a runner-up in the Gr1 Irish One Thousand Guineas a Snippetson filly from a Red Ransom mare whose family has plenty of black-type 2YO form and a Henny Hughes filly whose half-sister produced recent stakes-placed winning 2YO Alezan Thunder. widden stud With 43 yearlings to go under the hammer it will be a busy sale for the team at Widden. They have some fine offerings including a number by their own sires. There will be great competition to snap up anything by Stratum and he s got five to choose from. There s a colt at Lot 196 from a halfsister to top colt Mentality and a filly at Lot 554 whose grand-dam is a full-sister to 6-time Gr1-winning filly Slight Chance (dam of Dane Shadow). Speaking of Dane Shadow Widden has two of them and the colt is from a winning half-sister to Champion 2YO Burst. Lucky Owners has a colt and Snippetson has two fillies one of which is a half-sister to two stakes-performers. Northern Meteor and Sebring are both freshman yearling sires making their sale debut. Sebring has a filly from a half-sister to Sacred Kingdom while Northern Meteor has a filly first foal from a threequarter sister to Red Hannigan. Undefeated Champion 2YO War Pass has five colts and three fillies from his first Australian crop. With the sad loss of the Widden shuttle Widden stallion Snippetson s Gr2-winner Fast Clip stallion in 2010 his final crop hit the ground this season so this lot should be well received. A couple of the colts include one from proven producer Tolinda who is a half-sister to Champion 2YO colt Tytola and another from an End Sweep mare whose stakes-winning dam is a three-quarter sister to Better Loosen Up. Of the fillies there is one from stakes-placed Grand Juror and the other s a second foal for a half-sister to dual Gr1-winner Typhoon Zed. Other standouts include a Choisir filly who is a half-sister to stakes-winner Come Fly with Me and a Commands filly half-sister to Champion Singapore Sprinter Why Be. Garry Isaac Manager - Marquee Stud 295 Warrah Ridge Road Willow Tree NSW 2339 Phone - 02 6747 1789 Fax - 02 6747 1776 Mob - 0429 480 755 email - garry marqueestud.com.au Lot 85 Lot 135 Lot 213 Lot 339 Lot 392 Lot 466 Lot 516 Lot 528 Bay Colt Duke Of Marmalade Riff (Red Ransom) Chestnut Filly Sebring Special Mention (Exceed & Excel) Bay Colt Snitzel Zest (Marauding) Chestnut Colt Northern Meteor Dane Vintage (Danzero) Grey Colt Danzero Fidele (Encosta De Lago) Bay Filly Street Boss Just Friends (Snaadee) Chestnut Colt Strategic Luxadora (Flying Spur) Chestnut Filly Choisir Mantelpiece (Elusive Quality) For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 115 inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January Additional Vobis is Gold t he recent announcement of an additional incentive scheme in Victoria has repositioned the State as the premier region for breeders and owners. When the VOBIS Gold scheme kicks off in the 2012 13 racing season it will be 25 years since the original VOBIS hit the industry and 16 years since Super VOBIS became what it is today. In that time the two schemes have delivered 103 million in bonuses to owners trainers jockeys and breeders and with the introduction of VOBIS Gold that figure will swell by upwards of 8 million per year. Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria have been working on a program to compliment Super VOBIS for almost two years so the success at the poles by the Baillieu government in November 2010 and the subsequent funding promises they made to the breeding industry was sweet music to that Association s ears. The next challenge that presented itself was how could the 6.8m over four years best serve breeders in Victoria and encourage new participants to compete in the state. That answer became apparent when analyzing the drivers within the industry the same drivers that delivered the original VOBIS scheme a quarter of a century ago. By returning additional prizemoney to owners who purchase Victorian-bred Minister for Racing Denis Napthine Racing Victoria Chief yearlings the demand for Executive Rob Hines & TBV President Tim Johnson those horses in turn increases VOBIS Gold scheme I have already witnessed and it is hoped so does the that these proportions are going to change value of that bloodstock. as these clients have stated that they cannot The initial reaction certainly seems to afford to breed sell yearlings that are not support that premise with the comments below just a sample of what has been received eligible for this great scheme... well done Victoria said Tas Rielley owner of Basinghall to date. Farm. Many of my owners have mares that Hasn t this changed the way we think board interstate as well as with us at On hearing the announcement of the Basinghall. With the introduction of the Ambergate Farm 2012 INGLIS CLASSIC SALE 63 B. Ch. Ch. B. B. B. B.orBr. B. B.orBr. Colt Colt Colt Colt Filly Filly Colt Filly Colt AstronomerRoyal(USA) MagicAlbert Trotamondo(CHI) Snitzel Authorized(IRE) Murtajill Henrythenavigator(USA) ExcellentArt(GB) WonderfulWorld QueenRosso Blacklist Cabinda DubiousAffair(NZ) FantasyTan FinerFeelings Hertz Irgunette Momoco 268 281 370 388 397 439 459 557 AMBERGATEFARM SCONENSW Enquiries KevinAndrews M 0407416323 E kevindrew82 bigpond.com 116 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com inglis classic yearling sale 22-24 January VOBIS GOLD scheme I immediately started to evaluate how it will affect my breeding business. I had just purchased a mare in NZ that is to be served by Zabeel before coming to Australia where she would board full time in the Hunter Valley. I have just notified the farm that looks after my Victorian-based mares and told them I ve got one more mare for them and by next season to make more room as I think more of my mares will be residing in Victoria permanently - you cannot afford not to be in the VOBIS Gold game said successful owner breeder Rob Harding. Keeping my owners in the game is what this business is all about and for this reason I have focussed my yearling purchases on Victorian-bred horses to maximise their return. The implementation of the VOBIS Gold Owners incentive scheme further enhances my decision to focus on Victorianbred yearlings - placing horses is very important these days with all associated costs to the owners and I can now take a horse to Donald on a Friday with the winner earning i can now take a horse to donald on a Friday with the winner earning over 25k (a non-qualified horse would earn just under 7k)... trainer Robbie Griffiths over 25k (a non-qualified horse would earn just under 7k) said 2010 11 Leading Super VOBIS Trainer Robbie Griffiths. VOBIS Gold will offer 20 000 bonuses at up to 350 races conducted across all ages classes and tracks plus an annual 1 million VOBIS Gold Only race series which will be held across city and country racecourses. Minister for Racing Denis Napthine was joined by TBV President Tim Johnson and Racing Victoria (RV) Chief Executive Rob Hines at Swettenham Stud Nagambie to announce that the Government would provide almost 6.8 million over four years to help establish VOBIS Gold. Under the scheme the owner of a qualified horse winning a standard 12 000 Victorian country race with a VOBIS Gold and Super VOBIS bonus attached will collect 25 235 compared to 6 825 for an unqualified horse. Similarly in Melbourne the owner of a qualified horse winning a standard Saturday metropolitan race with a VOBIS Gold and Super VOBIS bonus attached will collect 72 800 compared to 42 700 for an unqualified horse. VOBIS Gold is a brilliant system which will provide a real boost to the Victorian racing industry by encouraging owners and trainers to not only purchase Victorian-bred yearlings but to also race their horses in Victoria particularly at country racecourses Napthine said. VOBIS Gold will help to produce more Victorian born and bred champions of the turf like Black Caviar. Under VOBIS Gold owners of horses already eligible for the existing Super VOBIS program will pay a one-off nomination fee of 1 100 that will give owners even more opportunities to share in prize money bonuses in specific races throughout the state. h Trust a proven track record 10 296 308 314 B. B. B. CH. COLT FILLY FILLY COLT ELVSTROEM READY SIMAGE(USA) EXCITES DANASINGA OPALINE CATHEAD CITYITE CLOWNEN Contact Greg White 0418 486 982 or Angela White Margaret Wicks 02 6545 1589 email invermien hunterlink.net.au Iglesia IGLESIA..EXCELLERATOR..DEFIER..DANGLISSA..LA BARAKA..EREMEIN..MARREGO..YIPPYIO..REENACT..READYOR.. For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 117 Karaka Yearling sales series January 30 - February 5 nZB graduates won Gr1 races in five countries last season australia england Hong Kong ireland and new Zealand... Karaka sales time Riding The CResT Of A WAve By Gary Knowles B y all measures notwithstanding some tough challenges and adveristy 2011 has been a benchmark year for New Zealand. Not since 1987 when the All Blacks trumped the Tricolours from France in the inaugural Rugby World Cup has the country partied as hard. Finally with the weight of a nation behind them the Webb Ellis Trophy is back where Kiwis believe it belongs. One of the exciting spin-offs of the 2011 Rugby World Cup is that New Zealand has never been better placed infrastructurewise to put on a major event and visitors will find Auckland and its surrounds an even greater party venue than ever before (see Sit Back And Relax in this section for more info). Rugby success was more than ably backed up by New Zealand horses with outstanding results achieved around the world by graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock headlined of course by superstar graduate So You Think. But one swallow doesn t equal a summer and it is the sheer depth of the NZB alumni that will inevitably draw a substantial buying bench to Karaka in January. In the 2010 11 season New Zealand Bloodstock had 15 Gr1-winning graduates claim 25 Gr1 races. Priced from 25 000 to 170 000 these 15 gallopers cost 783 500 118 cox Plate 2 For so You tHinK and between them earned 30 203 281 an average of 2 013 552 in prize money per horse. australian success NZ-bred horses have always done brilliantly in Australia with the past couple of seasons underscoring why the Karaka sales arena offers such value to buyers and why it was so well-attended by such a large and varies buying bench in 2011 In the 2009 10 season New Zealand-bred horses won 84 black-type races in Australia the best result in a decade. Last season saw New Zealand-bred gallopers better that record with an outstanding 86 Australian stakes wins. Representing just 5.2% of the Australian racing crop New Zealand-bred gallopers claimed a remarkable 31% of all Australia s Gr1 races last season. These Gr1 winners included Herculian Prince Descarado Lion Tamer Lights of Heaven Brazilian Pulse Wall Street Shamrocker Scarlett Lady Rangirangdoo Jimmy Choux Zavite Shootoff and the formidable So You Think. NZ bred horses have won four of the last five Cox Plates and VRC Derbies three of the last four Australian Derbies and the last three Rosehill Guineas and a host of the nation s other prestigious events coveted by owners and trainers alike. The 2010 11 NZB Gr1 winners in Australia included Brazilian Pulse (Gr1 VRC Oaks) Rangirangdoo (Gr1 George Ryder Stakes) Scarlett Lady (Gr1 Queensland Oaks) Shamrocker (Gr1 Australian Guineas & Gr1 Australian Derby) Shootoff (Gr1 Queensland Derby So You Think (Gr1 Underwood Stakes Gr1 Yalumba Stakes Gr1 Cox Plate & Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes) and Wall Street (Gr1 Emirates Stakes). For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Karaka Yearling sales series January 30 - February 5 KaraKa StatiSticS 2007-2011 COMBINED Aggregate Average Median Clearance Catalogued Withdrawn Offered Passed LotsSold PREMIER Aggregate Average Median Clearance Catalogued LotsSold TopPrice SELECT Aggregate Average Median Clearance Catalogued LotsSold TopPrice FESTIVAL Aggregate Average Median Clearance Catalogued Sold TopPrice 2011 88 094 250 83 899 45 000 72% 1622 163 1459 408 1050 2011 65 574 000 174 864 140 000 79% 503 375 875 000 2011 19 107 000 45 711 39 000 73% 627 418 290 000 2011 3 054 250 12 072 8 500 62% 492 253 60 000 2010 93 567 400 82 876 42 000 76% 1621 145 1476 347 1129 2010 65 723 500 181 557 135 000 80% 483 362 2 000 000 2010 22 927 500 52 346 40 000 78% 618 438 250 000 2010 4 916 400 14 943 10 000 72% 520 429 110 000 2009 74 867 700 62 442 30 000 77% 1710 143 1567 368 1199 2009 53 330 000 145 710 100 000 77% 503 366 800 000 2009 17 039 000 37 366 30 000 74% 681 456 205 000 2009 4 498 700 11 997 10 000 81% 526 375 77 500 2008 111 148 850 94 918 52 250 83% 1555 136 1419 248 1171 2008 77 115 500 199 265 150 000 86% 494 387 1 450 000 2008 28 839 500 59 709 48 000 79% 659 483 300 000 2008 5 073 850 16 857 12 000 84% 403 301 80 000 2007 81 375 700 79 546 50 000 83% 1362 123 1239 216 1023 2007 56 834 000 156 567 110 000 84% 459 363 2 200 000 2007 21 626 000 49 715 42 000 82% 593 435 270 000 2007 2 795 700 12 593 10 000 81% 310 222 63 000 Current Record & Further Details Record2008 up36%onpreviousrecord 2007 Record2008 up19%onpreviousrecord 2007 Record2008 up5%onpreviousrecord 2007 Record2008&2007 2009largestofferingsince2002 Largest213in1996 fewest123in2007 Record2009 nextlargest1555in2001 Fewest207in1999 2009mostsince1181in2001 Current Record & Further Details Record2008 2010just15%behindthis. Record2008 2010just10%behindthis. Record2008 up36%onpreviousrecord 2007 Record2000 87%in2009 lowestsince1996 Largest538in2000 Largest429in2000 2001 3 600 000Lot341B.CZabeelxDiamondLover Current Record & Further Details Record2008 up33%onpreviousrecord 2007 Record2008 up20%onpreviousrecord 2007 Record2008 up14%onpreviousrecord 2007 Record84%in2000&2001 Largest788in1998(combinedFillies&ColtsSessions) Largest505in1998(combinedFillies&ColtsSessions) Record2008 Lot849B.CScaredeeCatxMyKindaGirl Current Record & Further Details Record2001 5 945 500for424sold Record2008 up20%onpreviousrecord 14 0222001 Record2008 up20%onpreviousrecord 2007 Record2008 previousrecord83%in2004 Largest690in2001 Largest424in2001 Record2010 Lot1397B.CElusiveCityxWishingBelle Already in 2011 12 that has been followed up by Mufhasa (Gr1 Toorak Handicap) and Sangster (Gr1 VRC Derby). Of course that Gr1-winning prowess has extended way beyond the reaches of Australia and New Zealand NZB graduates won Gr1 races in five countries last season Australia England Hong Kong Ireland and New Zealand. Australasia s outstanding ambassador the NZ bred raised and sold So You Think became the first horse from New Zealand and Australia to win a Gr1 race in England at a distance greater than a mile. Boasting a prolific Derby record New Zealand-bred horses have won an astonishing 12 Derbies in six countries around the world since 2010. particularly in the centres of racing excellence that Hong Kong and Singapore have become HonG KonG success The 2010 11 season saw NZ-bred horses claim 38% of all race wins and New Zealand Bloodstock assume the crown as the world s leading auction house for stakes wins with nine. NZB graduates took five of the 11 awards at the Hong Kong Horse of the Year Awards with Ambitious Dragon crowned Horse of the Year and Beauty Flash the Champion Miler. Stamping the New Zealand industry as a prolific source of derby winners New Zealand has bred and or sold five of the last eight Hong Kong Derby winners with Ambitious Dragon (2011) Super Satin (2010) Vital King (2007) Vengeance of Rain (2005) and Lucky Owners (2004). Since the mighty Sunline (NZ) - the mare of the world - won the Gr1 Hong Kong Mile in 2000 New Zealand has bred and or sold four individual winners of the race with Beauty Flash (2011) The Duke (2010) Lucky Owners (2003) and Sunline (2000) - a feat unmatched by any other country. sinGaPore success Last season (2010) New Zealand claimed 37% of all race winners in Singapore and New Zealand Bloodstock was the world s leading auction house for black-type wins with 12. The current season has seen NZ bred horses and NZB graduates take 10 stakes wins. The NZB graduate Better Than Ever had a highly successful 2010 season winning seven stakes races and this season has seen the superstar take another three black-type events including his second consecutive Sgp1 Kranji Mile. An up and coming talent the 3YO NZB graduate Super Easy has been a revelation since his move to Singapore going unbeaten in five starts from a Class 4 race to win the Sgp-2 E.W. Barker Trophy. h 119 success in asia Racing success in Asia has become a central platform for all Australasian bloodstock companies and NZ Bloodstock s reputation has been well-earned for good reason For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Karaka Yearling sales series January 30 - February 5 KARAKA MilliOn A nZ feATuRe winner in Singapore. Two-year-old stakes races such as the Group 2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes Group 3 Eclipse Stakes and the Listed Wentwood Grange Stakes plus numerous two-year-old black-type races in Australia remain on the racing calendar in the build-up to the 2012 Karaka Million. With Karaka Million nominated horses chasing these races the Order of Entry remains wide open and will be subject to big changes in the build-up to January s race. The Karaka Million Twilight Meeting also features the 100 000 Karaka 3YO Mile (1600m) for nominated horses in their threeyear-old season. A race that began in 2010 the Karaka 3YO Mile has drawn strong fields in its two year history and has been rewarded this year by being upgraded to Restricted Listed status. A race that has proven a strong form guide during its short history the inaugural running saw Joey Massino (O Reilly) build on his already impressive record beating subsequent Group 1 winner Time Keeper (Stravinsky) and Martial Art (Tiger Hill) who ran third in the 2011 Sgp-1 Singapore Gold Cup. New Zealand s 2009 10 Champion 2YO Banchee (Oratorio) put in a bullish display to win the race earlier this year by two-and-ahalf-lengths and the form coming out of the race has remained strong. Running second was Icepin (Pins) who won the Group 2 Avondale Guineas at his next start. Other stakes winners to come from the field were Hammer Down (O Reilly) who raced to victory in the Group 3 Breeders Stakes late last season and Hoofit (Mossman) who took the Grade 3 Phoenix Stakes in America this season. For those looking at aiming their eligible horses at the 2012 Karaka Million or Karaka 3YO Mile nomination is upon payment of standard nomination and acceptance fees to New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing within the conditions and deadlines prescribed by NZTR. To enter your 2012 yearling purchase from New Zealand Bloodstock s National Yearling Sales into the 2013 Karaka Race Series is a simple process and involves a one off payment of 1 750 GST to New Zealand Bloodstock. The 2012 Karaka Million Twilight Meeting will be held at Ellerslie on Sunday 29 January with the first race around 5pm. For more information on the meeting and the up-todate Order of Entry for the Karaka Million and Karaka 3YO Mile visit www.nzb.co.nz. h Karaka Million winner sister Havana n ew Zealand Bloodstock s Karaka Million Twilight Meeting has become a feature event on New Zealand s racing calendar and provides a vibrant and exciting opening to the National Yearling Sales Series. New Zealand s richest thoroughbred race the Reserve Listed 1 million Karaka Million (1200m) is an incentive race for eligible two-year-old graduates of the Karaka Yearling Sales. It is hosted at the Auckland Racing Club s Ellerslie racecourse at a Twilight Meeting on the eve of the Karaka Premier Sale. The 2012 Karaka Million will be the fifth running of the two-year-old feature and entry into the race is determined according to prize money won. This makes every two-year-old race in the lead-up to the 1 million event fiercely contested as horses strive to collect valuable stakes to earn themselves a coveted start. International interest in the Karaka Million has been strong in its four year history and a number of Australian trained two-year-olds are already on the Order of Entry for the 2012 race. The 80 000 Karaka Premier Sale graduate Vincent Mangano (No Excuse Needed) was the first to win the Karaka Million in 2008 and was followed by The Heckler (Lucky Owners) in 2009 who was a 70 000 Select Sale purchase. The 2010 edition saw the first international entry take the 1 million race with Australianbased trainer Liam Birchley winning with Sister Havana (General Nediym). Having run second the previous year with Sarge in Charge the Aquanita team managed to go one better with their 40 000 Select Sale purchase. Sister Havana had just three starts before making the short trip across the Tasman. She was unplaced in her debut in a Listed race in early October and returned seven weeks later for a win in Doomben in a 10 000 2YO maiden and then ran fourth in a 50 000 2YO Handicap at Eagle Farm. new Zealand s richest thoroughbred race is the reserve listed 1 million Karaka Million (1200m) The 2011 Karaka Million was won by Fort Lincoln (Charge Forward) who became the highest priced yearling to win the race having been purchased by his trainer Lisa Latta for 110 000 at the 2010 Karaka Premier Sale. Running second was the Peter McKay trained Antonio Lombardo (Pins) who has made a solid return as a three-year-old to win the Listed Challenge Stakes Group 2 Hawke s Bay Guineas and Group 3 James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes. Planet Rock (Fastnet Rock) ran a brave third in the race and has also come back as a leading three-year-old winning the Group 1 New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas and fourth placed Super Easy (Darci Brahma) is now unbeaten in five starts and is a Sgp-2 120 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com . . . IN FOUR OF THE LAST FIVE COX PLATES . . . IN FIVE OF THE LAST SIX VRC DERBIES T . . . IN FOUR OF THE LAST FIVE AJC DERBIES . . . IN THE LAST THREE ROSEHILL GUINEAS Karaka Yearling sales series January 30 - February 5 supeR siRe pOWeR AT KARAKA pReMieR sAle a full-s ister to G r1 sta r Ka tie fer n of so ei le Guineas and the Gr2 Wakeful Stakes in a canter Fastnet Rock has also seen Mosheen bolt away with the VRC Oaks and the Karaka graduates Planet Rock and the million dollar colt Rock n Pop take the NZ New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas and NZ 2000 Guineas respectively. Fastnet Rock has a strong draft that includes Lot 353 the three-quarter brother to the Gr1 winner and last season s New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year King s Rose (Redoute s Choice). Lot 491 the colt from the dual Gr1-winning mare The Jewel (O Reilly) from the South Island s famed The family. She is the dam of one foal to race The Glitzy One (Flying Spur) who was Proven sires stakes-placed this season. The sire of four Gr1 winners from his first crop High Chaparral One of New Zealand s greatest ever sires Zabeel s (Sir Tristram x Lady Giselle by Nureyev) ascendancy is unparalleled. With worldwide prog- (Sadler s Wells x Kasora by Darshaan) will have the last of his New Zealand-conceived yearlings offered in the Karaka ring eny earnings of over 160 million the sire of 137 in 2012. stakes winners 41 at Gr1 level and the damsire of 82 an added attraction The son of Sadler s Wells is the sire of 32 stakes stakes winners Zabeel has been for many years one winners 13 of these are fillies and six Gr1 winners of the feature drawcards of the Karaka Yearling Sales. at Karaka Premier his superstar Zabeel still holds the Australasian record for the sale are the only two includingSo You Think globetrotting son the Karaka graduate (NZ) who has won eight Gr1 highest priced yearling ever sold at auction the 3.6 million colt and now sire Don Eduardo who was southern Hemisphere- races in three countries around the world. He is also the sire of this season s NZB Caulfield Stakes winpurchased from New Zealand Bloodstock s 2000 bred Galileo colts ner Descarado and the VRC Derby winner and sire Premier Sale. Monaco Consul. The champion sire has 32 entries in the Premier High Chaparral has the biggest draft in the Karaka Premier Sale with Sale (18 colts and 14 fillies) 18 of which will be offered by Sir Patrick and Lady Justine Hogan s Cambridge Stud the leading vendor at Karaka 61 yearlings including Lot 284 the three-quarter brother in blood to the New Zealand for the last 30 years. Amongst the selection are bred champion So You Think. One of 10 Zabeel yearlings from Danehill mares the filly at Lot 147 Lot 325 the half-brother to the dual Gr1 winner Gee I Jane (Jahafil) is a close relation to Gr1 winners Dizelle and Vengeance of Rain and the Gr3 winner Miss Jessie Jay (Spectacularphantom) the dam both by Zabeel. of the Gr1 winners Katie Lee (Pins) and Banchee (Oratorio). Lot 237 the filly from the Gr1 Sydney Cup winning mare Honor With the second largest draft of the Premier Sale O Reilly (57) sits Babe (Honor Grades). One of the hottest sires in Australasia at present is undoubtedly Fast- alongside the likes of Pins (22) Pentire (31) and Volksraad (3) as pronet Rock (Danehill x Piccadilly Circus by Royal Academy). The son of viding scores of winners season after season from within the New ZeaDanehill has had an unbelievable season thus far siring nine individual land ranks. O Reilly Pentire Pins and Volksraad have all sired Gr1 winners on stakes winners in New Zealand and Australia. The sire of the unbeaten Atlantic Jewel who won the Gr1 VRC 1000 both sides of the Tasman in races including the Cox Plate Doncaster 122 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com n ew Zealand Bloodstock s Karaka Premier Sale is set to offer buyers a top flight selection of yearlings that represent the cream of the Australasian crop by a host of leading first season up-and-coming and proven sires from around the world. With 516 yearlings on offer the 2012 Karaka Premier Sale catalogue is the largest seen since 2006. This time it boasts the progeny of over 100 stakes winning broodmares and siblings to over 135 stakes winners. Within the line-up 59 of the leading sires across New Zealand Australia and around the world will be represented. Karaka Yearling sales series January 30 - February 5 thorn Park s leading Gr1winning son Jimmy choux Handicap AJC Derby and Oakleigh Plate. With stakes winners from his son Sangster proving too strong in the A 1.5 million VRC Derby 1200 to 3200 metres they have proven themselves highly versatile stal- (2400m). lions and have sired over 185 stakes winners with combined progeny Sangster is the second Gr1 winner for his sire with Scarlett Lady takearnings of over 180 million. ing the Gr1 Queensland Oaks late last season. The sire of 12 stakes winSome of their feature lots in the Karaka Premier Sale include ners including Strike the Stars Tullamore and Zara Dancer Savabeel s Lot 394 by O Reilly the half-brother to the Gr1 VRC Derby win- stakes winners to runners ratio in Australia is over 8%. ner Amalfi (Carnegie) a close relation to Vigor and Joey Massino Savabeel has a sizeable draft of 25 yearlings in the Premier Sale includboth by O Reilly. ing Lot 328 by Pins the sister to the dual Gr1 winner Katie Lee and Lot 246 the three-quarter sister to the Gr1 winning mare Lights of half-sister to the Gr1 winner Banchee (Oratorio). Heaven (Zabeel) from the Volksraad mare I m in Heaven. Pentire s entries Lot 100 the half-brother to the Gr1 winner Juice Lot 389 the sister to the Gr1 VRC Derby winner Sangster. (Bertolini) and Lot 105 the half-sister to the Lot 440 the three-quarter brother to the Gr1 Gr1 winner Ekstreme (Ekraar). Cox Plate winner Maldivian (Zabeel). High chaparral has Lot 500 by Volksraad the filly from the StravinKiwi resident Thorn Park (Spinning World x Joy sky mare Tipple a half-sister to the Melbourne the biggest draft in the by Bluebird) is emerging as a serious force within Cup winner Brew (Sir Tristram) from the mulNew Zealand s sire ranks being the only stallion in Karaka Premier sale Australasia to sire three individual Gr1 winners last tiple Gr1 winning mare and prolific producer Horlicks (Three Legs). with 61 yearlings... season. An added attraction this year at the Karaka PreHeadlined by his Gr1 winners The Party Stand mier Sale are the only two Southern Hemisphere Veyron and the brilliant Jimmy Choux Thorn Park bred colts this season by world leading sire sensation Galileo the sire of was New Zealand s Champion Sire last season and set a new record for 20 Gr1 winners including the unbeaten Frankel. progeny earnings in New Zealand when topping the 3 million mark. Other proven sires represented in the Karaka Premier Sale include A descendant of the highly acclaimed mare Denise s Joy Thorn Park Commands (7) Danehill Dancer (4) Encosta de Lago (16) Exceed and currently leads the New Zealand Sires Premiership and has 15 entries in Excel (4) Flying Spur (5) Keeper (15) Lonhro (5) More Than Ready the Karaka Premier Sale including (5) Redoute s Choice (1) Red Ransom (3) Stravinsky (21) Street Cry Lot 10 the half-sister to the Gr1 winner Eileen Dubh (Storm (2) Tale of the Cat (3) Testa Rossa (5) and more. Creek) from the Centaine mare Vingtaine a half-sister to the Gr1 winner Culminate (Elnadim). risinG stars Lot 222 the half-brother to the Gr1 winner and Hong Kong s reigning Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon (Pins). In addition to the host of entries by Australasia s leading sires the Sale Other promising young sires to feature in the catalogue include Berwill also feature yearlings by young sires whose progeny are starting to nardini (4) Haradasun (1) Iffraaj (2) Luck Unicorn (1) Not a Single make headlines in Australasia and Asia. The Cox Plate winner Savabeel (Zabeel x Savannah Success by Suc- Doubt (2) Perfectly Ready (2) Shamardal (1) Snitzel (2) Starcraft (3) cess Express) is one of the hottest sires of the season highlighted by Stratum (5) and Street Sense (2). For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 123 Karaka Yearling sales series January 30 - February 5 HK HotY ambitious Dragon has a halfbrother catalogued FresHMan sires One of 11 first season sires in the Karaka Premier Sale Alamosa (O Reilly x Lodore Mystic by Centaine) is the only sire son of O Reilly standing at stud. Alamosa is one of three Gr1 winners and 11 stakes winners bred on the highly successful O Reilly Centaine cross which has a winners to runners ratio of 65% and a stakes winners to runners ratio of over 10%. A Gr1 winner at two Alamosa was crowned New Zealand s Champion 3YO in 2008 after his two Gr1 wins against the older horses and won the Gr1 Toorak Handicap in Australia at four. Alamosa has 24 entries in the Sale 12 of these from stakes winning or stakes producing mares including Lot 5 the half-sister to the Gr1 winner Sharvasti (Montjeu) and Gr3 winners Bhandara (Zabeel) and Shastri (Stravinsky). Lot 37 the half-brother to the winner of this season s Gr1 New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas in Planet Rock (Fastnet Rock). Great Britain s Champion 3YO Sprinter in 2007 Sakhee s Secret (Sakhee x Palace Street by Secreto) raced from ages two to four and won five of his 11 starts. His biggest victory on the track came during his three-year-old career where he won the Gr1 Newmarket July Cup (1200m). The Gr1 victory saw him ranked as the highest rated colt on the 2007 World Turf Sprint rankings and gave him a timeform rating of 128 higher than Miss Andretti (127) and Takeover Target (126). From a speed dominated family Sakhee s Secret hails from the same family as another Gr1 July Cup winner in Stravinsky (Nureyev) the sire of 68 stakes winners. Sakhee s Secret has 12 yearlings in the Premier Sale including Lot 345 the half-brother to the Gr2 winner Obsession (Bachelor Duke). Lot 471 the half-brother to the Gr1 winner Shizu (Manntari) and Gr3 winner Zupaone (Flying Spur). A son of the outstanding sire Kingmambo Henrythenavigator (ex Sequoyah by Sadler s Wells) was a champion miler winning four times at Gr1 level. A leading performer at two he won the Gr2 Coventry 124 Stakes in a track record time and ran second in the Gr1 Phoenix Stakes. A brilliant three-year-old Henrythenavigator won the Gr1 2000 Guineas beating the World Champion New Approach the Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas the Gr1 St James s Palace Stakes in a track record time beating Breeders Cup Classic winner Ravens Pass and the Gr1 Sussex Stakes. From the Gr1 winning mare Sequoyah Henrythenavigator is one of six Gr1 winners bred on the Kingmambo Sadler s Wells cross which include El Condor Pasa Divine Proportions Campanologist and Thewayyouare. With 10 entries in the Karaka Premier Sale his progeny include Lot 419 the colt from the stakes winning mare Sarah Vee (End Sweep) the dam of Rahveel (Zabeel) who ran second to Atlantic Jewel in this season s Gr2 Wakeful Stakes. Lot 426 the half-brother to the stakes winner Military Grace (General Nediym) from Searchlights (Belong to Me) the family of cox Plate winner the dual Gr1 winning sprinter savabeel is one of the Bentley Biscuit and Gr1 winner and champion sire Thorn Park hottest sires of the (Spinning World). Australia s Champion 2YO season... in 2008 Sebring (More Than Ready x Purespeed by Flying Spur) raced as a two-year-old and won five of his six starts including the world s richest two-year-old race the Gr1 Golden Slipper (1200m) and the Gr1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m). Sebring has eight entries in the Karaka Premier Sale including Lot 94 the colt from the Gr1 New Zealand Oaks winning mare Bramble Rose (Shinko King). Bramble Rose is a half-sister to Lady Chaparral (High Chaparral) who won the Gr3 Tauranga Stakes in early November. Lot 338 the half-sister to the Gr1 Australian Derby winner Headturner (Anabaa) and the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva (Anabaa) from the Zabeel mare Monroe Magic. The Karaka Premier Sale will also see progeny by first season sires Authorized (1) Duke of Marmalade (4) Guillotine (4) Interprete (1) New Approach (2) Northern Meteor (5) and Sir Percy (6). h For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com New Zealand thoroughbreds won 31% of all Group 1 races in Australia last season with just 5.2% of the racing population. Karaka graduates claimed 25 Group 1 events last season & continued this spring with So You Think Mufhasa Sangster Rock n Pop Planet Rock and Distill. Karaka Yearling sales series January 30 - February 5 One fOR eveRy WeeK Of The yeAR and Group 1 Coolmore Classic. Colt by Shinko King from Brighthill Farm. n Lot 137 D Accord (Straight Strike). Group 1 Queensland Derby. Colt by High Chaparral from Mapperley Stud. n Lot 213 Gallic (Zabeel). Group 1 Sydney Cup. Colt by O Reilly from Haunui Farm. n Lot 214 Linky Dink (Keeper). Group 1 TJ Smith Classic. Filly by Keeper from Cambridge Stud. n Lot 222 Ambitious Dragon (Pins). Group 1 Hong Kong QE II Cup. Colt by Thorn Park from Belvedere Farm. n Lot 246 Lights of Heaven (Zabeel). Group 1 Schweppes Oaks. Filly by Savabeel from Trelawney Stud. n Lot 302 Allez Wonder (Redoute s Choice). Group 1 Toorak Handicap. Colt by Pins from Trelawney Stud. n Lot 314 Shower of Roses (Zabeel). Group 1 Arrowfield Stud Stakes. Filly by Stravinsky from Cambridge Stud. Gr1 winner imananabaa araka Premier is always blessed with an abundance of Group 1 pedigree pages and while 2012 s catalogue is no different there is no spin in suggesting that there s a Group 1 horse to be had for every week of the year. The following list highlights 52 entrants for 2012 among them 21 progeny of Group 1-winning mares and 31 full or halfrelations to Group 1 winners. n Lot 321 Perlin (Carnegie). Group 1 Doomben Cup and Group 1 Underwood Stakes. Colt by Don Eduardo from Haunui Farm. n Lot 325 Gee I Jane (Jahafil). Group 1 WRC Telegraph Handicap & Group 1 BTC Cup. Colt by High Chaparral from Hallmark Stud. n Lot 328 Katie Lee (Pins). Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas & Group 1 NZ 2000 Guineas. Banchee (Oratorio). Group 1 ARC Diamond Stakes. Filly by Pins from Hallmark Stud. n Lot 332 Sir Slick (Volksraad). Group 1 Thorndon Mile twice Group 1 Zabeel Classic Group 1 New Zealand Stakes Group 1 Waikato International Stakes & Group 1 Otaki-Maori WFA Stakes. Colt by Encosta de Lago from Monovale Farm. n Lot 338 Headturner (Anabaa). Group 1 Australian Derby. Anacheeva (Anabaa). Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. Filly by Sebring from Whakanui Stud. n Lot 340 Green Birdie (Catbird). Group 1 STC Krisflyer International Sprint. Colt by Encosta de Lago from Whakanui Stud. n Lot 344 Triple Honour (Honours List). Group 1 Doncaster Handicap. Colt by Encosta de Lago from Curraghmore Stud. n Lot 353 King s Rose (Redoute s Choice). Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas. Colt by Fastnet Rock from Cambridge Stud. n Lot 389 Sangster (Savabeel). Group 1 VRC Derby. Filly by Savabeel from Goodwood Stud. n Lot 394 Amalfi (Carnegie). Group 1 VRC Derby. Colt by O Reilly from Trelawney Stud. n Lot 440 Maldivian (Zabeel). Group 1 Cox Plate Group 1 Yalumba Stakes & Group 1 CF Orr Stakes. Colt by Savabeel from Goodwood Stud. n Lot 471 Shizu (Manntari). Group 1 VATC 1000 Guineas. Colt by Sakhee s Secret from The Oaks Stud. n Lot 515 Tavistock (Montjeu). Group 1 Mudgway Partsworld Stakes & Group 1 Waikato Draught Sprint. Filly by High Chaparral from Brighthill Farm. K siBlinGs to GrouP 1 winners n Lot 1 Hail (Stark South). Group 1 New Zealand Derby & Group 1 Zabeel Classic. Colt by Perfectly Ready from Windsor Park Stud. n Lot 5 Sharvasti (Montjeu). Group 1 Avondale Gold Cup. Filly by Alamosa from Little Avondale Stud. n Lot 10 Eileen Dubh (Storm Creek). Group 1 Levin Classic. Filly by Thorn Park from Haunui Farm. n Lot 37 Planet Rock (Fastnet Rock). Group 1 1000 Guineas. Colt by Alamosa from Wellfield Lodge. n Lot 57 Shootoff (Duelled). Group 1 Queensland Derby. Colt by Keeper from Lime Country Thoroughbreds. n Lot 66 Sphenophyta (Groom Dancer). Group 1 Turnbull Stakes. Colt by Encosta de Lago from Curraghmore Stud. n Lot 72 Booming (Don Eduardo). Group 1 Thorndon Mile & Group 1 Zabeel Classic. Filly by Don Eduardo. n Lot 90 Shamrocker (O Reilly). Group 1 Australian Guineas & Group 1 AJC Derby. Filly by Lucky Unicorn from Valachi Downs. n Lot 100 Juice (Bertolini). Group 1 NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes. Colt by Pentire from Te Runga Stud. n Lot 105 Ekstreme (Ekraar). Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes. Filly by Pentire from Little Avondale Stud. n Lot 124 Eskimo Queen (Shinko King). Group 1 Queensland Oaks 126 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com ANOTHER GENERATION OF SUCCESS FROm THE pROdUCERS OF ETHEREAl dARCI BRAHmA dE BEERS INSOUCIANT FEARS NOTHING ANd mANy mORE wE INvITE yOU TO SAmplE THE ElITE NEw GENERATION THAT pENCARROw STUd HAS TO OFFER THIS yEAR AT KARAKA 2012. PREMIER SALE Lot SIRE 2 012 K A R A K A Y E A R L I N G S A L E S S E R I E S DAM Lot SIRE DAM 7 35 43 46 70 82 92 241 255 272 279 297 310 B.C B.C. Br.C B.C BC B Br.F B.C. B.C B.C B.C Br.C B.F B.F pins darci Brahma Alamosa danehill dancer darci Brahma O Reilly darci Brahma darci Brahma Choisir Alamosa O Reilly Fastnet Rock Sakhee s Secret velvet and Satin Ajfan Alpine Anatomy Bartolomeo Beyond the Sunset Boito Belle Huluava Jeanetta Cochrane Kirin Belle lafleur love Connection mareva 311 334 356 363 372 383 406 436 511 Ch.F Ch.C B.C B.C B.C B.C B Br.C B.C B.C pentire Encosta de lago Alamosa darci Brahma pins darci Brahma darci Brahma Stravinsky marie Claire miss Scarlatti Oh So precious pavan perrine promethean Shopping Spree Uberalles Henrythenavigator Romanee St. vivant SELECt SALE 566 795 B.C B.C Sir percy darci Brahma Almaviva Inniskillen Please contact Leon Casey to arrange your pre-Sale inspection or for further information on any Pencarrow Stud yearlings Ph 64 7 856 7624. Mob 64 274 901 325. lcasey xtra.co.nz www.pencarrowstud.co.nz Where Only Perfection Will Do Karaka Yearling sales series January 30 - February 5 GrouP 1-winninG Mares n Lot 71 Bazelle (Zabeel). Group 1 Auckland Cup & Group 1 Zabeel Classic. Colt by High Chaparral from Brighthill Farm. n Lot 94 Bramble Rose (Shinko King). Group 1 New Zealand Oaks. Colt by Sebring from Eliza Park. n Lot 102 Cannsea (Canny Lad). Group 1 ARC Railway Stakes. Colt by Alamosa from Whakanui Stud. n Lot 103 Captivate (Stravinsky). Group 1 NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes. Filly by Savabeel from Haunui Farm. n Lot 126 Coogee Walk (Success Express). Group 1 ARC Railway Handicap. Colt by Tale of the Cat from Haunui Farm. n Lot 130 Creil (Frenchpark). Group 1 Avondale Gold Cup. Colt by High Chaparral from Lyndhurst Farm. n Lot 133 Critic (Centaine). Group 1 OtakiMaori WFA Stakes. Filly by O Reilly from Waikato Stud. n Lot 153 Deebee Belle (Bin Ajwaad). Group 1 New Zealand Stakes. Colt by Pentire from Seaton Park. n Lot 180 Emerald (Grosvenor). Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas. Colt by O Reilly from J.W. Campin. n Lot 215 Giovana (Blues Traveller). Group 1 Thorndon Mile Group 1 Queensland Oaks Group 1 The Oaks Stud Classic & Group 1 Waikato International Stakes. Yearling colt by Encosta de Lago from Lyndhurst Farm. n Lot 216 Glamour Puss (Tale of the Cat). Group 1 Salinger Stakes & Group 1 Goodwood Handicap. Colt by Pins from Waikato Stud. n Lot 223 Good Faith (Straight Strike). Group 1 ARC Sires Produce Stakes. Filly by Duke of Marmalade from Curraghmore Stud. n Lot 237 Honor Babe (Honor Grades). Group 1 Sydney Cup. Filly by Zabeel from Cambridge Stud. n Lot 245 Imananabaa (Anabaa). Group 1 ARC Railway Stakes. Filly by More Than Ready from Lyndhurst Farm. n Lot 282 Lashed (Encosta de Lago). Group 1 Zabeel Classic Group 1 New Zealand Stakes & Group 1 Waikato International Stakes. Filly by High Chaparral from Cambridge Stud. n Lot 287 Legs (Pins). Group 1 New Zealand Oaks & Group 1 Kelt Capital Stakes. Colt by O Reilly from Waikato Stud. n Lot 314 Marquise (Gold and Ivory). Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes. Filly by Stravinsky from Cambridge Stud. n Lot 382 Prized Lady (Prized). Group 1 Auckland Cup twice. Colt by Darci Brahma from Wentwood Grange. n Lot 432 Sharvasti (Montjeu). Group 1 Avondale Cup. Colt by Thorn Park from Little Avondale Stud. n Lot 491 The Jewel (O Reilly). Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas & Group 1 Waikato International Stakes. Colt by Fastnet Rock from Phoenix Park. n Lot 493 The Mighty Lions (Grosvenor). Group 1 Avondale Gold Cup. Filly by High Chaparral from Windsor Park Stud. Beltana Stud 13 Bay Filly O Reilly Volkrose 139 Chestnut Colt O Reilly Danadevi (AUS) 268 Brown Filly O Reilly Kerkira (IRE) 433 Brown Colt O Reilly Shemiyra (IRE) Enquiries or inspections welcome Contact Richard Rutherford 1620 Parnassus Rd Parnassus NZ T 03 319 2889 M 027 432 1026 E beltana scorch.co.nz 128 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Karaka Yearling sales series January 30 - February 5 KARAKA s leAding vendORs By Gary Knowles C ambridge Stud the home of Sir Tristram and his ever-green son Zabeel (among others) has topped the aggregate vendor spend at New Zealand s major yearling sale for 30 consecutive years and in 2012 Cambridge will bring 74 yearlings their entire draft to Karaka. That includes 32 Premier colts and 27 Premier fillies from Cambridge Stud s blue-hens a collective herd that will almost certainly see the tradition continue. Of course New Zealand is blessed with many other stud farm s outstanding horse men and women whose contribution is meritorious and noteworthy. Among them are two producers of elite thoroughbreds in New Zealand Pencarrow Stud and Beltana Stud. Pencarrow has several ethereal relations at Karaka 1.5 million. Another colt sure to draw admirers is Lot 511. He is a Stravinsky son of Uberalles herself a Gr1-placed daughter of champion mare Ethereal. All-in-all Pencarrow s 2012 draft is a mix of tried and true but all with the expected stamp of quality associated with a farm with the runs on the board. Pencarrow stuD Pencarrow Stud owned by the Vela family has an amazingly rich heritage. Like a vigneron who strive relentlessly for quality through low yielding vines Pencarrow s focus is on high quality broodmares from impeccable bloodlines. The old adage pedigree always outs is obvious as the results of Pencarrow s pruning comes through on the racetrack time and time again including a swag of household names like Ethereal Romanee Conti Riverina Charm Grand Echezeaux and De Beers. More recent vintages are headed by Darci Brahma (himself now a successful sire) and Insouciant while in Singapore Big Maverick won the opening two legs of their prestigious Triple Crown in 2008. Pencarrow is invariably in the top 3 vendors by average at Karaka (they finished top in 2009) and their draft of 22 Premier youngsters will be among the most inspected again in 2012. Ethereal s Gr1-placed half-sister Velvet And Satin will get the ball rolling for Pencarrow when her 1st foal a Pins colt (Lot 7) is offered to buyers. Big Maverick s Darci Brahma half-brother follows as Lot 35 while another Darci Brahma to catch the eye is Lot 92. From a top family he s closely related to cracking Australian 2YO Pauillac ironically named after a great French wine region. With Fastnet Rock s progeny all the rage expect heavy demand for Lot 297 a half-sister to Gr1 performer Stanica. From the magnificent Richebourg family is Lot 406. The colt out of Romanee St. Vivant is by exciting young Coolmore sire Henrythenavigator who recently had a foal in the US sell for Beltana stuD No doubt fuelled by last year s lofty Karaka Premier result where he averaged a more than healthy NZ 213 000 with three lots Richard Rutherford s Beltana Stud raises the stakes even further at the 2012 Premier with a stunning quartet of yearlings all by Gr1 winner and Champion New Zealand Sire O Reilly. Lot 268 looms as the headline act being the filly from valuable Danehill mare Kerkira. Already the dam of Gr1 Queensland Derbyplaced Heidilicious as well as stakes winning Tensig - Sherpa Tenzing (Aus) from her first two foals percentages are certainly with this filly reaching the highest level. The depth in this pedigree is highlighted even further through the deeds of stakes-winning grand-dam Kotama closely related to all-conquering stallion High Chaparral. Equally sought after is sure to be Lot 139 the colt from another well pedigreed Danehill mare in Danadevi a sister to STC Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes winner and Champion 2YO and 3YO Australian New Zealand filly Ha Ha. Danadevi is also from a three-quarter sister to legendary stallion Rory s Jester. This family could not be any more topical given the performance of 2011 Gr1 MRC Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed. The second of the Beltana Colts is Lot 433 from the Irish bred mare Shemiyra. Herself a half-sister to 2009 s Champion Older Female Stayer in Great Britain Shemima as well as the stakes placed Shemaya it was Shediak who displayed all the class of this pedigree bursting onto the scene in France in 2011 with stakes placings at Gr3 and Gr1 level. Balancing the scales Beltana also has a second filly on offer from the immediate family of Gr1 VATC Caulfield Cup winner Affinity. h Leading VendorS 2011 KaraKa Premier SaLe Vendor CambridgeStud WindsorParkStud CurraghmoreStud PencarrowStud WaikatoStud WestburyStud HaunuiFarm TrelawneyStud AscotFarm WellfieldLodge Sold 43 43 20 16 25 19 19 19 15 10 Aggregate 10 285 000 8 970 000 4 755 000 3 555 000 3 276 500 2 975 000 2 847 500 2 340 000 2 247 500 2 110 000 Average 239 186 208 605 237 750 222 188 131 060 156 579 149 868 123 158 149 833 211 000 TopPrice 875 000(RedRansomxNureyev sGirl 625 000(HighChaparralxEgoliLass) 550 000(ZabeelxCatShmea) 480 000(O ReillyxChimeara) 330 000(O ReillyxRationable) 420 000(ExceedandExcelxGrandArchway) 540 000(IffraajxDanasia) 300 000(BernardinixDominatrix) 350 000(EncostadeLagoxBreezeHill) 450 000(ZabeelxColdShoulder) Purchaser MrDCEllis MrMBLee ConnolllyBloodstock MrDCEllis HudsonConwayRacingPtyLtd HongKongJockeyClub MrMAKavanagh MoodyRacingPtyLtd RosemontFarm StrawberryHillsStudPtyLtd For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 129 Karaka Yearling Sales Series January 30 - February 5 Sit Back And Relax... You ve studied the catalogue and done your homework. You ve been at Karaka since the early hours and with any luck will get to take home a few winners. Now it s time to sit back and relax. Here s how we do it . . . Our favourite things A trip to Karaka doesn t have to be just about the horses. It s a beautiful spot with plenty to enjoy there s the peaceful Waiheke Island golf at Manukau Golf Club (just 10 minutes from Karaka) or the bars eateries and sights of the waterfront - most within a short walk from the front door of your hotel. Rangitoto Island Sightseeing experiences include Mudbrick Restaurant and Cable Bay Vineyard. A round of golf With more than 25 public and private golf courses in the Auckland region you will be spoilt for choice. From speedy greens to stunning island-dotted harbour views there is a course for everyone. Just 10 minutes from Karaka is Manukau Golf Club designed in 1932 and renowned for its park-like qualities. A day on the water enjoy Auckland from the water on one of the many harbour cruises on offer. Visit Rangitoto Auckland s 600 year old volcanic island and walk or train your way to the top through lush native bush for amazing harbour views. Or have a more active experience on an America s Cup yacht where you get the chance to take the helm. Cruises can be found at the Auckland Ferry Terminal and within the Viaduct Harbour. Waiheke Island Just 35 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland Waiheke Island is a blissful escape with hundreds of beaches worldclass wineries and acres of olive groves. Take a Winery Tour or make your own way and get lost on this little piece of paradise. Superb dining A breath of fresh air We are spoiled in Auckland to have access to hundreds of walkways parks and public gardens at our disposal. Get the blood pumping or just stroll through the scenery here are our favourite places to unwind Tamaki Drive A beautiful waterfront walk from Quay St (by Princes Wharf) and continuing all the way to Mission Bay & St Heliers. This is a flat paved walk and cycle pathway that follows the coast line with the promise of a few lovely cafes in Mission Bay as reward. Approximately 7.5km to Mission Bay. Auckland Domain A short walk across Grafton Bridge from the Langham hotel take the Link bus from the City to the Parnell Library 130 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Karaka Yearling Sales Series January 30 - February 5 Auckland Harbour New Zealand has a large eclectic Asian population which fosters hundreds of delicious dining options... or take a taxi to the Auckland Museum. The Auckland Domain is the city s oldest park and home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The park covers 75 hectares of the central city with duck ponds rose gardens and paths that wind through the native bush. One Tree Hill & Cornwall Park This 220 hectare park really captures the spirit of New Zealand. Allow yourself plenty of time to ramble through wide open spaces mature olive groves avenues of oak and kauri and even past the sheep and cattle grazing in this inner city oasis. A uniquely Kiwi experience Wining & dining With hundreds of restaurants to choose from this is where we go to relax and indulge Fine Dining the best of Auckland includes The Grove the supreme winner of NZ s restaurant of the year awards with its French techniques and New Zealand fare the authentic silver service experience of Antoine s offers hearty French favourites and a stellar wine selection and The French Caf delivers creative taste sensations and an acclaimed degustation menu. Classic Bistro Auckland is jammed with quality relaxed dining experiences including Soul Bar & Bistro modern kiwi fare with a generous selection of fresh seafood choices enjoyed on its huge waterfront patio Sunday Painters a cosy little Ponsonby bistro serving classic home-cooking with a modern twist and paired with delicious wines selected by the sommelier Euro a stalwart of the Auckland dining scene still serving some of the best food to be had in the City. Don t miss the classic rotisserie chicken Quirky & Lively Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar on Federal Street specialises in kiwi-style tasting plates and the raw bar. You can t book so get an early spot at the bar so you don t miss out the buzzing courtyard at Non Solo Pizza (NSP) in Parnell is a popular al fresco spot which serves classic Italian antipasti and pizza from the huge wood-fired oven and nestled in the back of one of Auckland s busiest bars Cru at Sale St offers NZ-French cuisine in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Asian Eateries New Zealand has a large eclectic Asian population which fosters hundreds of delicious dining options. Some of the stars include Caf Hanoi a no-reservations restaurant serving delicious Vietnamese-style sharing plates with fresh and bold flavours Industry Zen a cool contemporary Japanese option just off the Viaduct waterfront Grand Harbour a large classic Chinese with the best yum cha in town and Monsoon Poon a fun and casual spot offering a fusion of South East Asian influences to satisfy all taste buds. h Contact us For any further information or assistance with your trip to Auckland please contact NZB s Hospitality Co-ordinator Victoria Vela on victoria.vela nzb.co.nz. Mission Bay For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 131 Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February The Not So Wild West S Australians in the eastern states gaze across the Nullarbor in envy at the country s western enclave whose booming resource-rich economy is underpinning the country. Jane Henning delves into its equally rich thoroughbred sector. markets in South Africa and Europe. This year Perth racing hosted a Super Saturday race meeting on 19 November which featured the 1 million Gr1 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (won on protest by Luckygray) the newly upgraded 500 000 Gr1 Burswood Winterbottom Stakes (won by Ortensia) and the 350 000 Gr2 WA Guineas (won by King Saul). Total prize money for the Super Saturday race day was 2.26million over ten races. This explosion of top class racing is followed by the 500 000 Gr1 Kingston Town Classic and Gr3 A.J.Scahill Stakes in early December. The Gr3 Lee-Steere Classic and Gr2 C.B.Cox Stakes are the feature races on the following two weekends with the culmination of the Courses Carnival the Gr2 Perth Cup meeting held on Perth has two city racecourses which (uniquely the last weekend of the year. A total of 25 clubs as far in Australia) are each season-specific. Both are A variation to the programming this situated on the picturesque Swan River close to year will be the running of the Perth Cup flung as Esperance in the the city. Ascot with its historic buildings and on Saturday 31 December rather than the South Wyndham in the leafy al fresco areas is the summer course racing traditional New Year s Day event. This means from mid October through to mid May. north and Kalgoorlie to the that technically there will be two Perth Cups Belmont Park cranks up for the winter months 2011 but least for a change east are dotted around WA. run in will not beatarriving with a Newthe boasting a glassed-in grandstand under-cover crowd Year s bookmaker s ring and a course with drainage Eve hangover. so efficient that the track condition rarely deteriorates past Dead. Perth metropolitan racing is supported by several provincial clubs Belmont Park is also the venue of the annual Magic Millions Yearling headed by Sales held in February. Pinjarra a picturesque spot about an hour south of Perth Last season (2010 11) Perth racing achieved an average field size of Bunbury another hour further down the South West Highway nearly 11.5 starters per race which was their best average since 1999 Northam an hour and a bit away from Perth in WA s eastern and nearly two starters better than the 2010 11 average field size in Wheatbelt Sydney (9.6 starters per race). Geraldton on the coast about four hours north of Perth and Perth s competitive racing is broadcast throughout New Zealand Kalgoorlie heading eastwards six hours from the state s capital. Singapore and Malaysia and it is working towards establishing Well-known WA country racing carnivals are the Broome and ome may call it the Wild West but Perth the most remote city in the world has made substantial contributions to Australian racing for over a hundred years. Since the 1904 Perth Cup winner Blue Spec trucked it 2 135 miles over the dirt road Nullarbor to the Victorian stables of Walter Hickenbotham going on to win the 1905 Melbourne Cup (in record time) Perth has been able to produce a horse which makes Australian racing stand up and cheer. Not only that but the Capital of Australia s resource-rich state manages to host a very decent home town racing carnival luring racehorses in a reverse shuttle to the western shores of our big country. Perth s reflection on the Swan River 132 Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February WA has a high percentage of greys Kalgoorlie race rounds . The Kalgoorlie round is traditionally complemented by after-race Two-up games while trainers jockeys and other visitors to the Broome round will squeeze in a bit of big game fishing and maybe a sunset camel ride along Cable Beach. A total of 25 clubs as far flung as Esperance in the South Wyndham in the north and Kalgoorlie to the east are dotted around Australia s largest state. If a keen country racegoer decided to travel from a race meeting in Esperance directly north to a meeting in Kalgoorlie and then headed further north north-east to Wyndham he would be embarking on a 3 555 kilometre one-way trip Western Australia s thoroughbred breeding industry is the fourth biggest [in Australia] by output... or Sydney the prizemoney is certainly competitive. On top of that WA has the Westspeed Incentive Scheme a system which applies to horses nominated by their breeders owners as yearlings and then paid up further by the eventual racehorse owner. Very similar to Victoria s Super VOBIS Scheme the horse can be by a state-based sire or by an outside sire provided the dam was at least part owned by a WA breeder at the time of conception or carrying that foal (or at foot) at the time of purchase. The WA Turf Club introduced Westspeed at the beginning of the 2000 2001 racing season. Since then bonuses in excess of 18.7 million have been distributed to participants in the scheme. In the 2010 11 Racing Season bonus payments exceeding 3.2 million were distributed to owners and breeders. Prizemoney Western Australia s Saturday metro prizemoney compares very well with other states. Sydney s current prizemoney sits on 70 000 for a non-stakes race (and possibly increasing dependent on the impending race fields legislation decision) Melbourne also on 70 000 is having a stakes-increase (amounts yet to be announced) for the 2012 13 season. Queensland s standard Saturday prizemoney is 45 000 South Australia 34 000 Tasmania 12 000 and Northern Territory 10 000. Western Australia s prizemoney averages 45 000 on a Saturday. When considering that the average training fees in Perth are significantly lower than Melbourne 134 Administration Thoroughbred racing is administrated under the umbrella of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) along with harness greyhounds and the off-course wagering functions trading as the TAB. RWWA s charter under the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003 is to foster development promote the welfare and ensure the integrity of metropolitan and country thoroughbred harness and greyhound racing in the interests of the long-term viability of the racing industry in Western Australia. The last few years have seen racing in most states of Australia suffer from the direct effects or fallout of Equine Influenza whose heels were then clipped by the Global Financial Crisis. Perth Racing is no exception. Last year the club announced that peripheral land on the Belmont Park Racecourse site had been sold off in an effort to get the financial position of Perth Racing back on track. The plan is to transform the Belmont Park racecourse site into a residential retail sporting commercial and tourism destination. Situated adjoining the Burswood Casino and Golf Course the planning is now well advanced in creating a diverse vibrant and sustainable inner city community in a unique location . Phase One of this project involved subdividing the land into individual lots. Lots retained by the Club incorporate the grandstand race day infrastructure and of course the racetrack. Subdivisional approval has now been granted and the Club has received a payment that clears all debt against Belmont Park. The next phase of the Belmont project is planned to include approximately 4 000 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Alwyn Park Stud Presents yearlings including close relations to Western Fever (below) Captain Obvious (Champion Malaysian Sprinter) Dark Target (8 wins) Beautiful Bon Bon (13 wins) Snippets (Champion Sire) at the Perth Magic Millions Sale. Find them in Rows E F and G. Western Fever Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winner Consigned by Alwyn Park at the 2010 Perth Magic Millions 2 28 30 52 53 89 93 112 125 234 249 251 295 304 312 333 397 398 408 420 454 459 Bay or Brown Filly Bay Filly Bay Colt Chestnut Filly Brown Colt Bay or Brown Filly Bay Colt Bay or Brown Colt Bay Colt Chestnut Colt Bay Colt Chestnut Colt Bay or Brown Filly Bay Colt Chestnut Colt Bay Colt Brown Filly Bay Colt Bay Colt Brown Colt Bay Filly Bay Colt Snitzel Oratorio (IRE) Citidancer Pentire Balmont Oratorio Starcraft Danehill Express Starcraft Bletchley Park Blackfriars Tale of the Cat Oratorio Fastnet Rock Bletchley Park Haradasun Danasinga Lion Heart Good Journey Oratorio Bel Esprit Oratorio (IRE) Olivia de Belle (NZ) Sercidium Shathor Wave Rock Western Sunset Fight to Live (NZ) Fleur de Belle (NZ) Ladies Dancing (NZ) Mercury Key Tudor Comic Wild Park Woodala Bellydance Blind Quest Brilliant Bon Bon Continental Dane I Want You (NZ) Iberian Just Rich Lady Ruby Mini Scene Moondalo Contact John Andrew Serpentine WA P 08 9525 2072 M 0419 929 483 E alwynpk westnet.com.au Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February WA Oaks Interstate Gr1 WInners WIth Wa ConneCtIons WA Bred OWned And Or trAined HOrSeS BLUE SPEC (dob 1899) JOLLY BEGGAR (1906) EURYTHMIC (1916) RACONTEUR (1949) AQUANITA ntb (1956) NGAWYNI (1972) BLACK KNIGHT (1979) CHANTECLAIR (1982) PLACID ARK (1983) BARROSA BOY )1985) HEROICITY (1988) STARSTRUCK (1989) PENGHULU (1992) ROGAN JOSH (1992) SPECTRUM (1993) BOMBER BILL (1995) NORTHERLY (1996) OLD COMRADE (1997) SHOT OF THUNDER (1997) ELLICORSAM (2000) MISS ANDRETTI (2001) SCENIC SHOT (2002) SCENIC BLAST (2004) HAY LIST (2005) GrOup 1 Or equivAlent Out-Of-StAte WinS VRC Melbourne Cup AJC Doncaster Hcp AJC All Aged Stakes VRC C.M. Lloyd Stakes VATC Caulfield Stakes Guineas (twice) Caulfield Cup VRC C.M. Lloyd Stakes VRC C.M. Lloyd Stakes MVRC WS Cox Plate VRC Mackinnon S Doomben 10 000 VATC Underwood S (twice) VRC Turnbull S VRC Australian Cup AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes VRC Melbourne Cup AJC Epsom Hcp VRC Ampol Stakes VRC Lightning Stakes Newmarket Hcp VATC Oakleigh Plate Doomben Castlemaine STC The BMW VRC Australian Cup VATC Toorak Hcp VRC Melbourne Cup Mackinnon Stakes SAJC Goodwood Handicap MVRC Australia Stakes SAJC Goodwood Hcp VRC Australian Cup (twice) VATC Underwood S (twice) Caulfield Cup Yalumba Ss MVRC Cox Plate (twice) VRC Australian Cup VATC Toorak Hcp SAJC Robert Sangster Stakes MVRC Manikato Stakes Lightning Stakes Australia S VATC Newmarket Hcp VRC Age Classic King s Stand S (UK) BTC Doomben Cup (twice) VRC Mackinnon Stakes VRC Lightning Stakes Newmarket King s Stand Stakes (UK) MVRC Manikato Stakes AJC All Aged Stakes trAiner Walter Hickenbotham (VIC) Not known Jack Holt (VIC) Not known Roy Shaw (VIC) Bart Cummings (NSW) George Hanlon (VIC) Tommy Smith Wally Mitchell (WA) Robert Taylor (WA) Trevor Andrews (WA) Kay Miller (WA) Peter Hayes (SA) Bart Cummings (NSW) George Hanlon (VIC) R. Cameron R. Smerdon (VIC) Fred Kersley (WA) Lindsay Smith (WA) John O Shea (NSW) Lee Freedman (VIC) Lee Freedman (VIC) Danny Morton (WA) Danny Morton (WA) John McNair (NSW ex WA) residential apartments 40 000 sq metres of office space 20 000 sq metres of retail space a hotel and marina. Importantly the Club will continue to earn an income stream from the ongoing sales. Breeding Industry In line with its level of prizemoney Western Australia s thoroughbred breeding industry is the fourth biggest by output behind New South Wales Victoria and Queensland in that order. In 2011 WA studs are standing 86 stallions (12% of Australia) with 27 of those standing for fees of 5 000 or more. A total of 2 530 West Australian mares (11%) produced 11% of the foal crop with 1 719 foals resulting from 2010 covers. Of the stallions covering the local mares last season Blackfriars (Durham Lodge) 136 In 2011 WA studs are standing 86 stallions (12% of Australia) with 27 of those standing for fees of 5 000 or more. covered the most with 138 (24th highest in Australia) with Mungrup Stud s Oratorio (Aus) and Trade Fair (Lynward Park) also cracking the ton. As far as shuttle stallions are concerned this season sees U.S. stallion War Chant (Danzig Hollywood Wildcat) hit the roster at Yarradale Stud and Irish Gr1 winner Alfred Nobel (Danehill Dancer Glinting Desert) standing at Lynward Park Stud. It is an old maxim that vines and thoroughbreds go hand-in-hand together and so it s no surprise to find a myriad beautiful breeding establishments in a state renowned for producing many of Australia s finest wines. Heytesbury famous for its iconic reds is also the moniker behind successful young stallions Saxon (last season s leading 1st crop & leading 2YO sire in WA) and emerging freshman Husson Lightning. Western Australian-bred horses which have made good on the national and international stage in recent times include Gr1 winners Rogan Josh (by Old Spice) Northerly (by Serheed) Old Comrade (by Old Spice) Ellicorsam (by Fimiston) Miss Andretti (by Ihtiram) Scenic Shot and Scenic Blast (both by Scenic). In addition to the interstate buying bench that heads west each year Western For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com MOGUMBER PARK 2012 YEARLING DRAFT Let the facts speak for themselves From 3 drafts (excluding the current 2yo crop) Mogumber Park has sold 20 yearlings for an average price of 41 000. 14 of these have raced (with another 4 trialling) and all have won or placed with 8 individual winners of 23 races and over 1 000 000 in stakes. This group includes two stakes performers three horses who have won over 100 000 and the exciting recent winners Flag officer and Ladysea. We believe the secret to our success has been our attention to detail superior nutrition and thorough education. So if you want to maximise your chance of getting a return on your investment don t miss inspecting our best draft yet - supported by a number of impressive lots for our clients. With 10 Session one lots and 13 Session Two this is a draft not to be missed. We are sure you will be impressed by our selection of colts by Not a Single Doubt Duke of Marmalade Flying Spur Myboycharlie Bletchley Park oratorio Flying Pegasus Vital Equine and more ...and a select group of fillies by Bel Esprit Sebring Magic Albert oratorio (IRE) Danehill Express and Vital Equine. 27 . . . . . . . Bay or Brown Filly . . . . . . . . . Bel Esprit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sensex 37 . . . . . . . Bay Colt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not a Single Doubt. . . . . . . . . Snippets Jewel 62 . . . . . . . Bay Colt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flying Spur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Note 71 . . . . . . . Brown Colt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Myboycharlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celtic Lass 73 . . . . . . . Bay Colt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bletchley Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clarecastle 81 . . . . . . . Bay or Brown Colt . . . . . . . . . Flying Pegasus . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deal Me out 88 . . . . . . . Bay or Brown Colt . . . . . . . . . oratorio (AUS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Favourite Date 106 . . . . . . Chestnut Filly . . . . . . . . . . . . . Magic Albert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ikhlas 113 . . . . . . Bay Colt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duke of Marmalade . . . . . . . . Lady Angela 121 . . . . . . Bay or Brown Filly . . . . . . . . . Sebring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maidanz 147 . . . . . . Bay or Brown Filly . . . . . . . . . Danehill Express . . . . . . . . . . . Real Deal 167 . . . . . . Bay or Brown Colt . . . . . . . . . Danehill Express . . . . . . . . . . . Santee 206 . . . . . . Bay or Brown Colt . . . . . . . . . Natural Blitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Street Jester 232 . . . . . . Chestnut Filly . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flying Pegasus . . . . . . . . . . . . . True Charm 246 . . . . . . Bay Filly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vital Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Viking Lass 247 . . . . . . Brown Filly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vital Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vista Dame 320 . . . . . . Chestnut Colt . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vital Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Care to Dream 356 . . . . . . Bay Filly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . oratorio (IRE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emme 368 . . . . . . Bay Filly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danehill Express . . . . . . . . . . . Fleet Marguerite 381 . . . . . . Chestnut Colt . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vital Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glissanoa 433 . . . . . . Bay Colt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Undoubtedly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyric Theatre 441 . . . . . . Chestnut Filly . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bletchley Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maitland Girl 449 . . . . . . Bay Filly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . oratorio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Metal Maiden Lot 37 Not A Single Doubt-Snippets Jewel Lot 62 Flying Spur-Blue Note Lot 88 Oratorio (AUS)-Favourite Date maximising potential M P Contact Colin Brown Mogumber Park on 0408 251 880 for private inspection or email mogumberpark bigpond.com Lot 232 Flying Pegasus-True Charm photos taken 29 nov 2011 Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February Since 2000 01 Westspeed bonuses in excess of 18.7 million have been distributed to participants in the scheme... meeting at Belmont Park last October when in a 3YO Handicap the seven horse field was comprised of five greys a chestnut and a bay. The first three placings were all grey with Great n Grey (by Verglas) scoring from Gumnut Guru (by Verglas) and Ken s Double (by Kendel Star out of a daughter of Tribu making him inbred to Kenmare). There s a rumour that Perth Racing is thinking of introducing bay coloured Clerk of Course mounts to distinguish them from the horses they escort Ironically this year s Gr1 Railways Stakes was won by a grey a local but not bred in Western Australia Luckygray by Bradbury s Luck (a son of the outstanding grey Sydney mare Skating). Champion sprinter Miss Andretti sire Martello Towers was closely followed by Melbourne Cup winner Silver Knight a grey which stood at Heytesbury Stud in the 70 s and 80 s (producing another Melbourne Cup winner in Black Knight). Enter another grey to tag-team in the mid80 s the terrific sire Jungle Boy (1984-91). From 205 foals he produced 24 stakeswinners including Lost World who popped over and stole the 1982 Gr3 Surround Stakes in Sydney. Overlapping the stud career of Jungle Boy was Sir Ernest Lee-Steere (Jnr) s imported Grey Sovereign-line sire Cheraw (Ire) who stood at Limestone Park for ten years from 1985. His son Belele also a grey stood at the same stud for eleven years. Concurrently Haulpak s grey son Carry A Smile (out of a Silver Knight mare) stood at Heytesbury Stud for 15 years to 2005. In 1995 the first son of Kenmare to stand in WA the grey Tribu arrived. Due to his early success more grey sons of Kenmare followed including Kenvain who stood there for the last three years of his career. Verglas (Ire) a grandson of Kenmare via Highest Honor shuttled to Western Australia from France in 2003 and 2004 leaving 144 foals (all grey) including five stakes-winners. Kenmare s son Kendel Star still stands there. Incidentally a non-grey son of Kenmare Metal Storm was also a great hit in Western Australia before his untimely death after only seven seasons. It s a mystery why the Kenmare Grey Sovereign line has been so successful in Western Australia in particular however the continuing legacy is the proliferation of ghostly descendants. This was highlighted in the closing Industry Participants Leading jockeys Paul Harvey Peter Knuckey William Pike top apprentice Kyra Yuill and trainers Daniel Morton Neville Parnham Ross Price Jim Taylor Simon Miller Adam Durrant and Fred Kersley are some of the better-known names of the local industry today. Although dwarfed by a yawning desert on one side and a vast ocean on the other the oasis that is Perth continues to be a significant contributor to the wider Australian racing industry. It s not only racehorses originating out of Perth which have held their own when transported out of state. Racing Victoria s Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter is a Sandgroper as are prominent Victorian bloodstock agent Damon Gabbedy David Hayes Racing Manager Mark Pilkington and Hay List s NSW-based trainer John McNair. Current jockeys who have Western Australia on their birth certificates include Champion hoop Damien Oliver Mark Zahra Dominic Tourneur and leading Victorian jumps jockey Steve Pateman. At this time of the year with daylight saving Perth Racing is just hitting our televisions or TAB screens as the eastern states meetings are winding down. The modulated tones of Perth s long-term race caller Darren Macaullay undoubtedly recognisable nationally as one of Australia s best instantly conjure a picture of a verdant racecourse under an almost-always blue sky next to a sparkling river a long way away. h Note West Australian-bred Jane Henning is a pedigree analyst and bloodstock agent now living in Sydney. Eurhythmic won 4 inters tate Gr1s Australia s established equine performers are also responsible for a large contingent of buyers from Asia in particular Singapore and Malaysia. Grey Horses Have you noticed that Perth racing has an inordinate number of grey runners Considering that the percentage of greys in the Australian horse population is about 4% there seems to be a lot more running around in Perth. It s not a trick of the eye. It s a simple matter of genetics. An abundance of grey stallions have stood in Western Australia over the past 50 years. Seeing most greys produce 50% greys (and some produce 100% greys such as the stallion Verglas) this results in not only a lot of grey racehorses but a lot of grey broodmares who will also be producing at least 50% grey foals on average. A 50-year history of grey stallions in Western Australia starts with Martello Towers who won the Canterbury Guineas Rosehill Guineas and Australian Derby before being purchased by Perringa Stud in 1962 to stand in WA for 5 000 Guineas. A successful 138 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com NAMERIK THOROUGHBREDS 2012 MAGIC MILLIONS PERTH YEARLING SALE KING SAUL Winner 2011 W.A. Guineas G2 Namerik Thoroughbreds proudly offers his half brother in this year s Perth Magic Millions Lot 12 Lot 55 Lot 72 Lot 152 Lot 238 Lot 273 Lot 315 Lot 359 Lot 453 Lot 466 Lot 444 Bay or Brown Bay Bay Bay Bay Bay Bay or Brown Bay Bay Bay or Brown Brown Filly Colt Colt Colt Colt Colt Filly Filly Filly Filly Colt Charge Forward Oratorio Undoubtedly Due Sasso Due Sasso Danehill Express Flying Pegasus Viscount Due Sasso Myboycharlie Fath Perugia Zenda Change of Class Residual Typhoon Fille Aphasia Broglio Epitome Mimicry Never Guilty Mam selle Gina Contact Mary Scott (Stud Manager) Phone 08 9525 2505 Mobile 0417 934 256 namerik optusnet.com.au Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February WA s WESTSPEED INCENTIVE SCHEME Extra Choice for Owners The connections of Westspeed Breeder nominated yearlings wishing to exercise their option to join the scheme now have a choice of two levels at which they can participate. 1 Westspeed Standard From its commencement in the 1999 2000 Racing Season this was the only choice available to the owners of breeder nominated yearlings who wished to be involved in Westspeed. By paying the 1100 (inc. GST) Owner s Subscription Fee they could make a breeder nominated yearling fully nominated and therefore be eligible to claim a full bonus as detailed below for every eligible win it records. westspeeD stanDarD Advertised Race Stake 40 000 - 99 999 15 750 - 39 999 7 500 - 15 749 7 500 Breeder s Bonus 5 000 2 500 1 250 625 Owner s Bonus 15 000 7 500 3 750 1 875 Total 20 000 10 000 5 000 2 500 130k Westspeed earner For Your Eyes Only Popular Option At the close of nominations for the 2009 foal crop a record 1003 yearlings had been breeder nominated for Westspeed with the owners of 752 of these electing to make their horse fully nominated 322 of which chose the Westspeed Extra option. Unfortunately we re still waiting to pay our first Westspeed Extra bonus as this group has yet to produce a two-year-old winner but hopefully a couple of youngsters capable of joining the Westspeed Leader Board will emerge very soon westspeeD leaDer BoarD Rank 1 2 3 Horse Hawkeye Mort Star Encounter For Your Eyes Only Revolition Dark Target Nollamara Xaaravid Hot Tamale Local Legend Cohort Wins 8 8 8 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 Breeder 40 000 36 250 30 000 30 000 27 000 26 250 25 000 25 000 24 750 23 750 Owner 120 000 108 750 100 000 90 000 81 000 78 750 75 000 75 000 74 250 71 250 Total 160 000 145 000 130 000 120 000 108 000 105 000 100 000 100 000 99 000 95 000 Foaled 2005 2004 2006 2005 2004 2005 2006 2007 2001 2004 2 Westspeed Extra At the commencement of the 2009 foal intake early this year it was decided to make another level of participation available to owners and the Westspeed Extra option was born. Owners choosing to subscribe to the scheme at this level pay a once only subscription fee of 2 200 (inc. GST) and in doing so become eligible to receive the following bonuses. westspeeD eXtra Advertised Race Stake 40 000 - 99 999 15 750 - 39 999 7 500 - 15 749 7 500 Breeder s Bonus 5 000 2 500 1 250 625 Owner s Bonus 22 500 7 500 3 750 1 875 Total 27 500 10 000 5 000 2 500 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 140 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Hollands Racetrack Photos From the breeders of CAT S FUN & FAMOUS ROMAN comes another exceptional draft for the 2012 Magic Millions Perth Sale 11 Top Quality Yearlings Await Your Inspection including 5 by BLETCHLEY PARK Lot 8 Lot 31 Lot 41 Lot 43 Lot 46 Lot 82 Lot 87 Lot 94 Bay Bay Bay Filly Lonhro Colt Oratorio Overnightsensation She sZeel Filly RockofGibraltar SuddenHeadache TantraDancer TwilightSpy Deanna sSmile FamousFriend Flotsam Ulanova LucyTudor MagicalMemories Bay Br Colt Choisir Ch Filly TestaRossa Bay Br Filly BletchleyPark Ch Filly BletchleyPark Bay Br Filly BletchleyPark Colt BletchleyPark Filly BletchleyPark Colt FlyingPegasus Lot 239 Bay Lot 431 Grey Lot 440 Bay Contact Peter Dowdell (08) 9398 2504 - 0419 951 750 Christine Daws (08) 9364 4016 - 0417 744 522 Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February MM 3YO Trophy winner Playing God T PERTH PREPARES FOR MORE MAGIC Destino God Has Spoken Hi On Love Hurricane Queen Ma Ma Machine Poor Judge Safety Outlet and Waratah s Secret. There are also youngsters from stakes-winning mares including Spectrum Born Priceless Dance Hi Grasspatch Girl Prime Again Royal Drive Bantry Bay Dedicated Miss Hi on Love Lizzy Long Legs Twilight Spy Bella Diva Dancing Pago Genuine Girl Jestatune Livelihood Parc D Amour Scuffs Silver Empire Silver Seam Tantra Dancer Vintage Dance and Wave Rock. Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox said the catalogue is made up of an outstanding selection of youngsters - both bred in Western Australia as well as interstate. This year s sale has Prospective buyers will be impressed with what they a new and improved see when they inspect the format with the catalogue Cox commented. It selling broken into is a great selection of yearlings. Graduates of this sale continue three sections... to excel on tracks in Australia and also overseas. This year s sale has a new and improved format with the selling broken into three sections with a super quality packed Session One kicking off the action on February 14. Recent graduates of the sale include star gallopers Scenic Blast Luckygray Scenic Shot Waratah s Secret King Saul and Peter Moody s untapped three-year-old Moment of Change. A sample of the highlight lots is as follows n Lot 2 Snitzel Olivia De Belle bay or brown filly Full-brother to smart Sydney three year old Debelle. From a multiple city winning mare by Generous herself a daughter of Group 1-winning filly Silver Chalice. n Lot 3 Not a Single Doubt On the Whistle bay colt Second foal out of a Belmont Oaks placegetter herself a half- sister to he thoroughbred event of the year in Western Australia the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale and Carnival - is fast approaching. An outstanding line-up of 580 yearlings make up the catalogue for the sale - which in recent seasons has thrown up a number of star gallopers both domestically and internationally. The sale regarded for its great quality and outstanding value will be held at the Belmont Park Sales Complex from February 14 to 18. The feature Magic Millions Raceday will be held at Ascot racecourse on February 11. Well over 100 different sires are represented including locals Blackfriars Bletchley Park Danehill Express Due Sasso Flying Pegasus Hurricane Sky Husson Lightning Oratorio Saxon and Viscount. Then there s the stock by proven interstate and international sires including Bel Esprit Charge Forward Choisir Commands Encosta de Lago Fastnet Rock Flying Spur Lonhro Magic Albert More Than Ready Not a Single Doubt Savabeel Snitzel Starcraft and Testa Rossa. Yearlings catalogued include (at least) half-relations to classy stakes gallopers including Cats Fun Coniston Bluebird Mentality Natural Blitz Playing God River Dove Rock Kingdom Able Prince Crown Prosecutor Due Diligence Famous Roman Good Serpent Guest Wing Lords Ransom Moccasin Bend Salade Brockman s Lass 142 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Toreby Park Lot 26 Lot 47 Lot 101 Lot 128 Lot 138 Lot 153 Lot 156 Lot 160 Lot 176 Lot 186 Lot 198 Lot 199 Lot 212 Lot 214 Lot 225 Lot 230 Lot 253 Lot 267 Lot 317 Lot 321 Lot 340 Lot 354 Lot 375 Lot 379 Lot 435 PREMIER SESSION DRAFT 2012 Brown Filly Due Sasso Secret Empire Brown Colt Bernardini Uma Shadow Brown Colt Oratorio Hennessy Babe Bay Colt Danehill Express Moonmetal SELECT SESSIONS DRAFT 2012 Chestnut Colt Trade Fair Perette Bay Colt Trade Fair Road Home Brown Filly Danehill Express Rose of Thunder Bay Colt Lion Heart Royal Wit Brown Colt Due Sasso Shimalon Bay Filly Flying Pegasus Sky s Your Limit Chestnut Filly Flying Pegasus Startego Bay Colt Viscount Steamy Affair Bay or Brown Colt Trade Fair Sunspark Bay Filly Danehill Express Superino Bay Filly Trade Fair Timeless Star Brown Colt Danehill Express True Accolade Bay Filly Viscount Yodeller Chestnut Colt Barely a Moment Amelia s Secret Bay Filly Danehill Express Buster s Yousha Bay Colt Blackfriars Censorious Brown or Grey Colt Natural Destiny Damah Lady Brown Colt Viscount Elixaar Bay or Brown Colt McFlirt French Vanilla Bay Colt Balmont Glen Willow Bay Filly Danehill Express Madam Gunda GENERAL SESSION DRAFT 2012 Lot 487 Lot 512 Lot 513 Lot 531 Lot 552 Lot 553 Lot 557 Bay Colt Danehill Express Cherry Royale Bay Filly Vital Equine Harping Bay or Brown Colt Due Sasso Ibu Chestnut Filly McFlirt Oleander Bay Filly Holy Roman Emperor Secret Vault Bay Colt McFlirt Shooz Brown Colt Oratorio Squiggley Contact Fiona Gerrard on (08) 9397 0420 or 0418 916 240 Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February Perth s sales ring Group 2 Western Australian Oaks placegetter Play the Whistle. By very promising young speed sire Not a Single Doubt. n Lot 5 Lonhro Orange Free State bay or brown filly Full-sister to a winner this season. From a twice-winning Danzig half sister to international stakes-winner and Group One performer Vista Bella. Second and third dams are international group winners. n Lot 14 Hurricane Sky Queen s Choir chestnut colt Full-brother to international group race winners Hurricane Queen and Able Prince and the stakes placed Aussie pair Bint Maher and Royal Fix. n Lot 18 More Than Ready Rose Of Latakia chestnut colt Full-brother to Group 1-winning two-year-old filly Carry on Cutie and stakes placed Legislature. From the family of successful sire Pompeii Court. n Lot 25 Oratorio Scuffs brown colt Second foal out of a multiple stakes-winning mare from the family of Group 1 Karrakatta Plate winner Hold That Smile and Group 2 Winterbottom Stakes-winner Carry a Smile. n Lot 31 Oratorio She s Zeel bay colt Half-brother to Group 1 WATC Derby and Group 2 Perth Cup winner Cats Fun. From a city performed Zabeel mare. n Lot 37 Not a Single Doubt Snippets Jewel bay colt Half or three quarter-brother to four winners. By the same sire as Karuta Queen. Family of high class stakes-winning two year olds Exclusive Halo and Miss Jugah. n Lot 52 Pentire Wave Rock chestnut filly Third foal of a stakes-winning mare by Blackfriars herself a halfsister to another stakes-winner in Delta Gee. By the same sire as Xcellent and Mufhasa. n Lot 55 Oratorio Zenda bay colt Half-brother to outstanding Western Australian Guineas winner King Saul. From a Zabeel half-sister to stakes-winners Pins n Needles and Coup Fieldes. n Lot 58 Viscount Avid bay colt Half brother to stakes-winner Xaaravid out of an Encosta De Lago mare. By the same sire as champion international sprinter Rocket Man. n Lot 60 Commands-Betrille brown colt Half brother to stakes-winner Turban and stakes-placed filly Fly Higher. From a stakes-performed Don t Say Halo mare. By sire of Lamasery and Rarefied. 144 n Lot 64 Bernardini Born Priceless grey colt Half-brother to three winners. Out of Group 2 Karrakatta Plate winner from the family of Group 1 winners Imananabaa and Rostova. By a hot young stallion who has already established himself as a source of dominant two year olds and classic horses in his first two seasons in the USA. n Lot 73 Bletchley Park Clarecastle bay colt First foal out of two-year-old winning and Group 3 placed mare from the family of Group 1 Karrakatta Plate winner Dynamic Beau. n Lot 76 So Secret Dance Hi black or brown colt Half-brother to Group 3 winner Hi On Love stakes-winner Ifestio and undefeated West Australian horse of the moment Barakey. First yearlings of exciting young WA based son of Danetime. n Lot 79 Haradasun Danecay bay or brown filly By promising young sire Haradasun this is the first foal out of the ten time winning mare and stakes-winner Danecay. The daughter of Love a Dane is a full-sister to Group 1 WA Derby placegetter Original Lovalover. n Lot 87 Bletchley Park Famous Friend chestnut filly Half-sister to three winners including multiple group winner and Group 1-placed Famous Roman Malaysian stakes-winner Power for Glory and stakes placed South African Majestic Legend. n Lot 103 Fastnet Rock Holy Faith bay colt By boom sire Fastnet Rock out of a half-sister to Group 1 winner Cheeky Choice. This is the second foal out of the mare by Show a Heart herself a dominant winner at her debut as a two-year-old. n Lot 130 Encosta De Lago Native Song bay filly By two time champion Australian sire Encosta De Lago this is the third foal from the Group 3 Wellington Stakes winner Native Song. From the family of Hong Kong Champion Miler Able One and multiple Group 1 winner Rebel Raider. n Lot 102 Lonhro Hi On Love bay or brown colt First foal of Group 3 WATC Champion Fillies Stakes-winning mare Hi On Love herself a half-sister to Belmont Oaks winner Ifestio and Western Australia s boom sprinter the undefeated Barakey. By 2011 Australian Champion Sire. n Lot 108 O Reilly Jestatune bay filly First foal out of WATC Gimcrack Stakes-winner by Rory s Jester who is a daughter of Crystal Slipper Stakes-winner Umatune. By same sire as Alamosa Guyno etc. The catalogue can be viewed online at www.magicmillions.com.au. h For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Breeding Success and Peace of Mind Lot 14 56 61 78 79 105 132 141 142 173 181 259 271 291 298 319 352 364 387 389 392 402 413 427 456 462 As Agent All lots Are Westspeed eligible Chestnut BayorGrey Chestnut Chestnut BayorBr Bay Chestnut Chestnut Brown Bay Brown Bay Bay Bay Bay BrorBlack Brown Bay Brown Brown Bay Brown Bay BayorBr Bay Bay Colt Filly Filly Filly Filly Colt Colt Colt Filly Filly Filly Colt Colt Colt Colt Colt Filly Colt Colt Filly Filly Colt Colt Colt Filly Colt HurricaneSky Bernardini Trotamondo Choisir Haradasun Viscount VitalEquine Kheleyf Oratorio DueSasso Viscount DanehillExpress Musket DueSasso DueSasso HurricaneSky FlyingPegasus DanehillExpress DueSasso Musket FlyingPegasus DanehillExpress LionHeart DanehillExpress DanehillExpress Musket Queen sChoir Adalia Blondine DancingPago Danecay HomesvilleLass OldValue ProChallenge QueenDido ScreenVision SilentWishes AboutCarla AntrimSolina BareAssessment Bibiani CandidSmile DrBella FemmeD Affaire GreySea Hallelujah HeardtheRooma Ishibabe KrystalStorm LooksCanDeceive MissAstur Mutribah Geisel Park stud Inspections welcome Contact Brian Collison M 0447 434 735 136 Pead Road Myalup WA 6220 Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February Vendor Profiles Alwyn PArk Stud With deceased Alwyn Park Stud shuttle stallions Verglas (sire of recent stakes winners Glass Harmonium Captain Obvious and Grey Monarch) and Danetime (sire of Gr3 winner Westriver Kevydonn) taking all before them in recent months Alwyn Park hits the Perth Magic Millions full of confidence and with a super draft. Principle amongst these is Lot 53 a half-brother (by promising stallion Balmont) to the Alwyn Park-consigned WATC Perth Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winner Western Fever. From the Honour and Glory mare Western Sunset herself a half-sister to dual stakes winner New Image this colt s grand dam is WA Oaks Gr2 winner Reflected Image and springs from the immediate family of stakes winners Stormcat Academy and 2011 Flemington Spring Carnival winner Facile Tiger. Lot 30 the colt by Champion NZ Sire Citidancer from Shathor is certain to be strongly fought over. The half-brother to Malysian Champion Sprinter Captain Obvious (12 wins) he is from a halfsister to Umah winner of the Gr1 Karrakatta Plate. This is also the family of Champion 3YO Griffon in Hong Kong Entrapment and traces to Wenona Girl and yet another Karrakatta Plate winner in Anyone Home. You won t need a beacon to find Lot 312 the Bletchley Park colt from Beautiful Bon Bon s full-sister Brilliant Bon Bon. A brilliant stakes-winning race mare with 13 victories Beautiful Bon Bon is also a three-quarter sister to Gr3 winner Wild Target himself a halfbrother to stakes winners Dark Target and On Target. And this is only scratching the surface of the Alwyn Park draft which boasts yearlings by WA s leading stallion Oratorio as well as Fastnet Rock Snitzel Starcraft and Lonhro as examples. Alwyn Park Stud s Lot 53 is by Balmont Castle Downs has two by leading sire Saxon BAlmorAl PArk Balmoral Park once again offers another exceptional boutique draft at this year s sale. The first filly (Lot 213) is by the highly promising young stallion Husson Lightning. Dashing winner of the VRC Maribyrnong Plate (Gr3) at two he is clearly instilling the same precocity into his youngsters. From Super Pit a half-sister to Gr2placed Sayer Road and already boasting one runner for one winner this is an ultra solid winner-producing family including recent winner Carlton Street and tracing back to dual Gr1 speedster River Rough. Lot 491 is also a filly this one by Rocket Man s top winner producing sire Viscount. From the Thunder Gulch mare Cracker Thunder herself a half-sister to stakes placed El Pretender this filly hails from the black type family of La Cadeau Life To The Full and Gr1-placed Keen Commander interestingly by Commands. Lot 506 is the first of two impressive colts in the Balmoral Park draft. By the speed producing Citidancer he is from dual winnerproducer Forrest Beach the sister to stakes winner Getting There herself the dam of stakes winners Rhythm Tristachine and Western Music. Packed with Gr1 punch this family also features Achtung Baby and Transparency to name but a few. Last but definitely not least is the Shaft colt (Lot 565). With his oldest two year olds showing promise Shaft is by Champion Sire Flying Spur from a half-sister to the brilliant Typhoon Tracy. This colt is from Bluebird mare Sylvian dam of multiple winner Chickawar and from a rich family that includes Crystal Brook Moonrise and Heroicity. 146 CAStle downS thoroughBredS Few operations adopt a more thorough yearling plan than Serpentinebased boutique farm Castle Downs Thoroughbreds and their 2012 draft speaks volumes for their methodology of leaving nothing to chance. Four colts and five fillies are on offer and sure to be well regarded. Two colts are by Gr1 winner Balmont who is already starting to make his mark. Both (Lots 196 and 372) are from half-sisters to stakes winners Ros Reef and Knight Academy. Meanwhile the Balmont filly (Lot 556) from Snatch is a half-sister to stakes-placed Bel Epic. The filly by exciting stallion Bearcat (Lot 566) from three-from-three winner producing At Talaq mare Talaq Angel will be hard to pass-up. Speaking of exciting stallions there are also two by leading sire Saxon in the Castle Downs draft. Both fillies the first (Lot 250) is from a half-sister to stakes-winner and Gr1 STC Canterbury Guineas runnerup Tricove. The second (Lot 342) is from a half-sister to stakes placed Kayhan. This is the family of VRC Oaks (Gr1) winner November Rain and offers tremendous scope. There are also two superb offerings by the highly regarded Trade Fair. Lot 421 is the colt from Lady Sammyjay a half-sister to Gr2 winner and Gr1-placed Vanquished. Lot 458 also a colt is from the Belmont Oaks runner-up Miss Geisha already dam of three individual winners. The filly by the first crop son of In The Wings He s A Decoy (Lot 490) rounds out the draft on a high note. From Spectrum mare Colourband herself a half-sister to Gr3 winner Captain Test she traces to the strong European families of Meadowville and Nuthatch. For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Gold Front Investments 2012 Lot 4 Lot 5 Lot 6 Lot 18 Lot 19 Lot 23 Lot 38 Lot 74 Lot 75 Lot 95 Lot 98 Lot 100 Lot 109 Lot 130 Lot 164 Lot 257 Lot 424 Lot 406 Lot 448 MORE THAN READY ROSE OF LATAKIA - Colt. Full brother to Gr.1 winner CARRY ON CUTIE AJC Champagne S. Gr.1 STS Sweet Embrace S. Gr.3 MAGIC MILLIONS DRAFT PREMIER SESSION AL MAHER OPERA ETOILE - Filly LONHRO ORANGE FREE STATE - Filly SNITZEL OUI BUBBLY - Colt MORE THAN READY ROSE OF LATAKIA - Colt CASINO PRINCE ROSIE S SUNSET - Colt SNIPPETSON SANCTUS - Colt LONHRO SOUTHERN JAZZ Filly FASTNET ROCK CONVICTIONS - Colt DANEWIN CORROFIN - Colt SAVABEEL FOXY JOAN - Colt AL MAHER GENUINE HALO - Filly DOMESDAY HAYLEY S IMAGE - Colt HENNY HUGHES JODHABAI - Colt ENCOSTA DE LAGO NATIVE SONG - Filly READY S IMAGE SAADIYAT ISLAND - Filly READY S IMAGE ZERO CURL - Filly COMMANDS LIBIDINIOUS - Filly LION HEART JEZABELLE - Colt BLEVIC MELLOW POINT - Filly FASTNET ROCK CONVICTIONS Colt Out of a mare who has produced one to race for one winner. Carries the great Danehill Woodman cross. LONHRO SOUTHERN JAZZ Filly Out of a Sydney city winning 2YO who is the dam of 4 winners. The dam a half to 2 stakes winners. SELECT SESSION AS AGENT Contacts Alan Olive 0427 938 592 Peter Bamford 0414 263 440 Out of a 6 time winning mare who was a multiple Stakes performer. Won WRC Wellington S. Gr.3 ENCOSTA DE LAGO NATIVE SONG Filly Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February Cromartry Park has 4 yearlings by Redoutable Lot 31 is a half-brother to Gr1-winner Cat s Fun CromArtry PArk Elite operators Colin and Olga McKenzie have prepared a dynamic draft of six colts and five fillies for the 2012 Perth Magic Millions. Of course there s nothing more topical at present than Black Caviar and her sire Bel Esprit is represented by Lot 577 the filly from Wings of Courage. She is a half-sister to brilliant stakes-winning filly and quality producer Eureka Jewel. Redoutable is making a definite impact on the WA racing scene and Cromartry Park is on this train with four quality colts. Lot 492 is from Culgoa a half-sister to stakes winner Delgara while Lot 504 is extremely appealing being from a half-sister to stakes-winning Flaming Heart from the direct family of Suspicion and son current WATC Challenge Stakes (L) winner Morant. The third Redoutable colt (Lot 551) is equally tempting being from a sister to South African Gr2 flyer Magic Filly while Lot 563 is from a sister to multiple WATC stakes winner So Canny. A major attraction of the Cromartry Park draft will be the two fillies from the second crop of Seinne who already has 6 2YO winners including the stakes-placed Fahspa from only and handful of runners. Lot 479 is from Auburn Glow a sister to Cash In The Bank while Lot 558 from Blackfriar s mare Staindrop is from the Gr1 family of Muros and Polo Player. The Viscount half-brother to winner Single Warrior from the family of Lord Ballina (Lot 313) stands out as does the Hurricane Sky colt (Lot 254) from triple winning producer You Are My Destiny. Rounding off the draft are two interesting fillies by Zabeel s talented sire-son Lords a Leaping. Lot 475 is a half-brother to stakes-placed Zeinab while Lot 529 is a half-brother to two winners from the halfsister to the black type Emerald Green and Suicide Blonde. There is also a second foal colt by Choisir from stakes-winning sprinter-miler Tantra Dancer and a Flying Pegasus colt whose family includes Gr1 Railway Stakes-winner Jungle Dawn. His dam is a halfsister to Gr2-winning sprinter Magic Filly who was also Gr1-placed. The draft also includes exciting fillies by Testa Rossa from Gr3winner Twighlight Spy (Lot 46) and a second foal by Rock of Gibraltar from a strong US black-type female family that includes Oaks winner One Fine Shweetie. A Lonhro filly at Lot 8 is out of winning mare Overnightsensation who is a granddaughter of Gr1-placed Gatana. Gatana produced eight foals to race and all were winners including Gr3-winners Raheeb and Piccadilly Circus (dam of Fastnet Rock). durhAm lodge dAwSon Stud With a strong reputation for quality horses this year s draft comprises a selection of 11 yearlings to tempt buyers. Five of those are by Bletchley Park who has been a consistent source of winners since his inception. There are four fillies and a colt on this card that will certainly prove popular. The colt is from Ulanova who is a threequarter sister to Gr3-winner Beaujolais. She has produced two winners and this colt s full-brother is recently placed. The filly at Lot 82 should hold promise she s a half-sister to two stakes-winners and her stakes-related dam has produced seven winners to date. Skip through the pages to 87 and another filly shares similar credentials being a half-sister to a number of stakes-winners including Gr2 and Gr3-winner Famous Roman. The other two fillies will also be worth a look as they are both from Gr1-related dams. Make a beeline for the colt at Lot 31 by WA sire Oratorio. He is a half-brother to Gr1 WATC Derby winner Cat s Fun who also boasts a stack of other stakes-wins. 148 The 2010 2011 season marked another triumphant year for the Smith family-owned Durham Lodge. Outstanding stallion Blackfriars was awarded Champion Western Australian Stallion. Meanwhile his dynamic son Playing God ran away with the WA Horse of the Year title. Durham Lodge s substantial 2012 Perth Magic Millions Draft is dominated by Blackfriars with 22 quality individuals certain to be highly sought-out. Of course there s also a classy representation by the stud s other two highly ranked entires in Hurricane Sky and Universal Prince. Sure to again be prepared to the minute and awash with black type and the early mail is particularly strong about two yearlings. Lot 21 the colt by Blackfriars from Ruby Doll is a three-quarter brother to outstanding dual Gr1 winner Playing God. An extremely impressive individual who is very mature and powerfully built he should run early but also has the scope to race on and continue to improve as is customary with the progeny of Blackfriars. Ruby Doll has also produced the very promising 3YO of this season the Mick Price-trained Sir Fernando. Without doubt this colt is one of the best on pedigree and type Durham will offer in 2012. Only thirty lots later the full-brother to exciting Gr3-placed sprinter Wynyard Hall and seven-time Singaporean winner Dark General will step into the ring. Also by Blackfriars his dam is out of the sprint machine Ever Ready. This colt is also a three-quarter relation to the local sprinting sensation All Friared Up. An imposing individual with a touch of class he is very much in the mould of his full-brother who sold at last year s Perth Magic Millions Sale for 120 000. geiSel PArk If you want to purchase a top prospect yearling chances are you will find it at Geisel Park. Relatively new to the game principal Eddie Riggs has assembled a unique band of broodmares and the yearlings he is offering by both locally based and East Coast stallions For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com CastleDownsThoroughbreds loT loT loT loT loT loT loT loT loT 196 250 342 372 421 458 490 556 566 BAy BAy BAy BAy CH BAy CH BAy CH ColT Filly Filly ColT ColT ColT Filly Filly Filly BAlMonT SAxon SAxon BAlMonT TRADE FAiR TRADE FAiR HE S A DECoy BAlMonT BEARCAT STAREnzA WiTH ConFiDEnCE DAnCER S HAlo Fox REEF lADy SAMMyjAy MiSS GEiSHA ColouRBAnD SnATCH TAlAq AnGEl Castle Downs Thoroughbreds 191 Hardey Rd Serpentine WA 6125 For inspections and enquiries contact Sandy Corbett Mobile 0429 011 988 Email scorbett castledowns.au.com Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February are top notch. Of the 26 on offer the locals include five by Danehill Express four by Due Sasso three by Musket pairs by Flying Pegasus Hurricane Sky and Viscount and lone offerings by Oratorio and Vital Equine. The East Coast representatives include yearlings by Bernardini Choisir Haradasun Kheleyf Lion Heart and Trotamondo. The Bernardini filly s dam is a half-sister to Gr1-winner Seek Gold while the Choisir filly should excite she s a full or half-sister to five winners including stakes-winner Rock My Pago and is out of stakewinner Dancing Pago. She s at Lot 78. Danehill Express progeny are 2YOs this season and the colts in this bunch include a first foal from stakes-placed Ishibabe one from a daughter of a three-quarter sister to Gr1 performers Kinjite and Lake Lucerne and another from top producer Femme D Affaire. The filly is also from a top producing family and is a half-sister to three winners. Flying Pegasus has two fillies and one is from a half-sister to Gr1winner Let Go Thommo. Lot 14 will be a standout. The colt by Hurricane Sky is a fullbrother to Gr3-winners Hurricane Queen and King s Choir-Able Prince (H.K.). His dam has left eight winners that also include stakesperformers Bint Maher and Royal Fix. Another colt by this sire is from a half-sister to Gr1 Karrakatta Plate winner Hold That Smile the family of Oratorio Discorsi and Carry A Smile. There is also a Viscount filly from a half-sister to Natural Blitz a Trotamondo filly with a stakes-winning sister whose family includes Gr1-winners Russeting and Schillaci and a colt by Kheleyf who is a half-brother to Gr3-winner Stormy Nova. The Haradasun is a first foal but this shouldn t worry buyers. Her dam is a stakes-winner from a long list of consistent producers who include Gr1-winner Perfect Bliss. Also liked is the second foal colt by Due Sasso from a half-sister to Achtung Baby and yearlings by freshman sire Musket including a filly at Lot 389 who is a half-relation to a stakes-winner and so too the colt at Lot 271. All in all there are too many to list so do yourself a favour and go see this draft. gold Front thoroughBred Breeding & rACing The buzz has already started around the More Than Ready colt (Lot 18) to be offered by new operation Gold Front Thoroughbred Breeding & Racing. By this twice Champion Australian 2YO Sire he is a full-brother to AJC Champagne Stakes (Gr1) winner Carry On Cutie. This is a high-class draft. Of the colts there s the Fastnet Rock (Lot 74) from the family of VRC Oaks (Gr1) runner-up Shackle the Snitzel (Lot 6) from young Danewin mare Oui Bubbly the Savabeel grandson of stakes winner Joan s Best (Lot 95) an interesting Henny Hughes from another Danewin mare (Lot 109) a Casino Prince from the family of VRC Melbourne Cup (Gr1) winner Empire Rose (Lot 19) a Danewin from three-from-three winning producer Corrofin (Lot 75) a Blevic from the family of HKJC Champions Mile (Gr1) winner Jeune King Prawn a Snippetson from a half-sister to Gr1 dURHAM LodgE IS PRoUd To oFFER 22 yEARLIngS By CHAMPIon SIRE BLACKFRIARS A S E L E CT I o n o F B LAC K F R I A RS F I n E ST PLAyIng god ALL FRIAREd UP MonEgHETTI BLACKFRIARS B LAC K F R I A RS W eSt eR n A uSt R A L I An C hAm p Io n S I Re 2 010 2011 C uR Re nt Le A d I n g S I Re 2 011 2 012 du Rh Am Lodge We SteR n Au St RALIA n BR eedeR o F the ye A R 2008 2009 2009 2010 AlSo YEArlingS bY HURRICANE SKY UNIVERSAL PRINCE ZEDITAVE. We welcome your inspection at the Perth Magic Millions Sale from Sunday 12th February. Prior inspections at Durham Lodge by appointment. Yearlings available for viewing at www.durhamlodge.net .au Enquiries please contact Jeremy Smith on Telephone 08 9571 0155 or Mobile 0419 943 356 Email durhamlodge bigpond.com 6004-1413622-DURHAM LODGE AD 180mm x 130mm (Breeding & Racing).indd 1 9 12 11 10 21 AM 150 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February Champion sire Blackfriars has 29 yearlings at this sale filly from stakes winning Libidinious at Lot 406 the Lion Heart from stakes-placed Jezabelle and the two Al Mahers the first from Sadler s Wells three-time winning producer Opera Etoile the second (Lot 98) from stakes-winning Destino s half-sister Genuine Halo. mogumBer PArk winning mare St. Clemens Belle (Lot 23) and a Domesday from the early-going family of VRC Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (L) winner Kirkberg. Of the fairer sex Encosta De Lago has a filly from stakes winner Native Song (Lot 130). There are two Lonhros. The first (Lot 5) is a grand daughter of multiple US Group Winner Cox Orange while the second (Lot 38) is from a half-sister to two stakes winners. There are also two by More Than Ready s first crop son Ready s Image. Lot 164 is from the family of US stakes winner Conquering Hero while Lot 257 features Gr1 winner Sublimate close-up. At Lot 424 don t miss the Commands Meticulous yearling presenters Fiona Lacey and Colin Brown again put the polish on a highly commercial draft at this year s Perth Magic Millions. Featuring 12 colts and 11 fillies this draft oozes class and variety from both a sire and dam perspective. Three colts have particular appeal to eastern states buyers. From the debut crop of Europe s Champion Older Horse and five-time Gr1 winner Duke of Marmalade is the son of Lady Angela (Lot 113). A physical replica of Lady Angela s triple Gr1-winning brother Bomber Bill this exciting individual is also closely related to Camargue (full-brother to Bomber Bill) and yet another stakes winner in Special Song. Third dam Special needs no introduction other than the tag superstar . In terms of replicas the colt by Not A Single Doubt is one of the truest representations of his sire you will see. And that can only augur well for his racetrack future. Hot on the heels of Not A Single Doubt s gun sprinter Karuta Queen Lot 37 is from Snippets mare Snippet s Jewel and hence features an exciting sex balanced cross of Easy Date. With four winners from four runners this colt s grand dam is a halfsister to stakes winners Exclusive Halo and Miss Jugah. Lot 62 will also spend more time out of his box than in it. By yearlings o f DISTINCTION CROMARTRY PARK IS PROUD TO PRESENT ITS 2012 MAGIC MILLIONS PERTH YEARLING SALE DRAFT COMPRISING 6 COLTS & 5 FILLIES. Lot 254 313 475 479 492 504 529 551 558 563 577 Colour Bay Brown Bay Brown Brown Bay or Brown Bay Brown Bay Brown Bay Sex Colt Colt Filly Filly Colt Colt Filly Colt Filly Colt Filly Sire Hurricane Sky Viscount Lords a Leaping Seinne Redoutable Redoutable Lords a Leaping Redoutable Seinne Redoutable Bel Esprit Dam You are My Destiny (by Dauberval) British Version (by British Banker) Ahmoud (by El Moxie) Auburn Glow (by Lomond Bay) Culgoa (by Kenny s Best Pal) Flaming Elle (by Bellotto) Natural Jackie (by Naturalism) Secret Pact (by Bletchley Park) Staindrop (by Blackfriars) Sure Canny (by So Dashing) Wings of Courage (by Puissance) 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 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 151 Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February Champion Sire Flying Spur he is a three-quarter brother to Mentality (out of Blue Note). Joint Head of the 2006-2007 Australasian 3YO Classification Mentality has already pocketed over 2 million in earnings. This elite family also features US stakes winners Fara s Team Concern Tennis Lady Network and Delafield. nAmerik thoroughBredS The charging win by King Saul in the 2011 WA Guineas (Gr2) further enhanced the reputation of the Mary Scott-run Namerik Thoroughbreds as an elite yearling operation. Consigned by Namerik Thoroughbreds at the 2010 Perth Magic Millions his half-brother (Lot 55) by leading WA based stallion Oratorio will be on parade in the 2012 Namerik draft. From Zabeel mare Zenda herself a half-sister to New Zealand stakes winners Pins N Needles and Coup Fieldes he features a double cross of Nureyev for good measure. Namerik Thoroughbreds bounds into the Perth Magic Millions with a precocious filly (Lot 12) by speed influence Charge Forward a half-sister to Gr2 runner-up Kilworth. There are also four other appealing fillies in the draft. Lot 453 by Due Sasso and Lot 359 by Viscount are from half-sisters to stakes-placed Jashar Boy. Lot 315 by Flying Pegusus is a great granddaughter of STC Golden Slipper (Gr1) winner Century Miss while the first crop Myboycharlie filly (Lot 466) is from a half-sister to STC Todman Slipper Trial Stakes (Gr2) winner Justice Prevails. Complementing the Oratorio are five other exciting colts. Lot 72 by Redoute s Choice s Gr1 winning son Undoubtedly is a half-brother to stakes winner Secret Status (Lot 444) by young USA-bred stallion Fath is sure to run being a half-brother to the explosive Gr3 winner Ma Ma Machine Lot 273 is by Danehill s elite son Danehill Express from the stakes-winning mare Aphasia while the two Due Sasso colts (Lots 152 and 238) are sure to raise hands the first being a halfbrother to two stakes place-getters the second from a half-sister to black type Big Opportunity. QuAnAh PArk Eight yearlings make up this draft and three of those are by boom WA sire Flying Pegasus. His oldest progeny are 3YOs this season and he has already left a Gr2-winner and numerous stakes-placegetters. All are colts in this bunch and Lot 99 is a half-brother to six winners from At Talaq mare Great Shack. She s a granddaughter of Cotehele House. Another colt is at Lot 240 and he is out of a half-sister to Gr2-winning sire Speed Week and the dam of Gr3-winner Rock of Cashel. The third is a first foal from a winning Montjeu mare whose half-relations include Gr3-winner Te Akau Class and the dam of Gr1 WA Derby runner-up Bridgestone. This colt will be snapped up quickly. Playing God is now a dual Gr1-winner for Blackfriars so the second foal colt at Lot 161 will be a must see. He s out of a 6-time winning Rubiton mare who s from a long list of proven producers including Gr3 AJC Gimcrack Stakes winner Dandolera. There are two by Stravinsky sire son Balmont and one is a filly from a stakes-related Elnadim mare. Her grand dam Dish Dash was a Gr2- 518 162 217 270 326 465 495 570 BayorBr Brown BayorBr Bay BayorBr Bay Bay Grey Filly Filly Filly Colt Filly Colt Colt Colt Balestrini ArtieSchiller Husson FlyingPegasus DanehillExpress DueSasso DanehillExpress Citidancer LalaCommodore Rumoured SushiTrain Anna sStorm ClassyBusiness NakedHalo DeGrey Transparency ROSEWOOD THOROUGHBREDS Albany WA Contact Jonica Horner M 0427 424 388 E jonica6 bordernet.com.au 152 For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com MOODOMETER WinnerWestern AustralianOaks(Gr3) ConsignedbyRosewood Thoroughbreds Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February roSewood thoroughBredS Flying Pegasus has 43 lots at Perth winning runner-up in the Gr1 Yorkshire Oaks and a producer of eight winners including Champion racehorse Maroof. What s more her daughters were also responsible for leaving Champion Canadian mare Callwood Dancer and triple Gr1-winner Desert King. The colt is from Gr3-placed Oaks Dream. There s also a Brocco filly from a stakes-placed producer and a Vital Equine colt at Lot 574 from a granddaughter of triple Gr1-winner November Rain. Albany-based Rosewood Thoroughbreds have a draft of eight wellprepared yearlings for the Perth sale. The first is in the first 200 at Lot 162 and she s an Artie Schiller filly out of a stakes-performed Scenic mare. This is also the family of Champion Singapore Miler Given Vision. Husson is off to a flying start with his first 2YO crop already bagging a stakes-winner. You ll have to get in quick before the price goes up and the filly at Lot 217 will be just the ticket. She s a half to two winners and her dam is a daughter of a half-sister to Gr1-winning producer Lady Jackeo. Flying Pegasus will be another sire whose progeny will be snapped up in droves. His oldest crop are 3YOs which look set to get better with age after a string of stakes-performers at two. This farm has a colt at Lot 270 from a stakes-related dam so will certainly require inspection. The Danehill Express colt at Lot 495 will be worth the wait. He is a half-brother to Oaks-filly Moodometer from a family with plenty of 2YO form. Plus it s also the direct dam line of Surfers Paradise who won the Cox Plate and NZ Derby. This sire also has a filly earlier in the sale and she s from winning sprinter Classy Business whose dam was placed in the WATC Gimcrack Stakes. A second foal colt for Due Sasso from the family of Gr1 Railway Stakes runner-up Century Blazer should get buyers interested while a first foal filly by Balestrini could be a nice type. Last but not least spot the grey colt by Citidancer at Lot 570. 99 Bay or Br Brown Bay Bay Bay Chestnut Bay Bay Colt Colt Colt Colt Filly Filly Colt Colt Flying Pegasus Blackfriars Flying Pegasus Flying Pegasus Balmont Brocco Balmont Vital Equine Great Shack Rubidere Uma Galina Gretelle (NZ) Not Affected (NZ) Burning Clay (NZ) Oaks Dream (NZ) Undermine Contact Rene des Bouvrie on 0429 952 501 Trish des Bouvrie 08 9525 0098 Email equine85 bigpond.com www.quanahparkthoroughbreds.com.au 161 240 386 474 483 530 574 Enquiries or inspections welcome For Daily inDustry news upDates visit www.breedingracing.com 153 Magic Millions perth yearling sale 14-18 February His dam Transparency was a triple stakes-winning 2YO who has an outstanding produce record of five winners one that is stakesperformed. She is also a three-quarter sister to stakes-winning 2YO Born With Wings and a half-sister to Listed winner Achtung Baby. Citidancer was a Champion sire of 2YOs so this colt may be an earlier type. Toreby Park has the only offering by Natural Destiny toreBy PArk Once again Fiona Gerrard s Toreby Park presents a mouth-watering draft of yearlings as always meticulously prepared. Certain to be one of the most talked about yearlings of the 2012 Perth Magic Millions will be Lot 340 a half-brother to recent WATC Railway Stakes winner Luckygray. By young stallion Natural Destiny (oldest 2YO s) dam Damah Lady is a half-sister to the precocious Australian Hong Kong stakes winner Diego Garcia Express Win (HK). Earlier in the draft Lot 47 is sure to be keenly sought-after. By fashionable young stallion Bernardini he is out of Umashadow a Umatilla half-sister to VRC Sires Produce Stakes (Gr1) winner Pride Of Rancho. Trade Fair s chestnut colt (Lot 138) appeals. From Perette a half-sister to QTC Cup (Gr2) winner Pembleton his dam is also by burgeoning broodmare sire Peintre Celebre. The Danehill Express filly from Rose of Thunder (Lot 156) will also be highly inspected. Of course Rose of Thunder needs no introduction as the winner of the WATC Magic Millions 2YO Classic. King Saul s impressive young sire Flying Pegasus has Lot 186. This is a super pedigree packed with high class consistency. Dam Sky s Your Limit a stakes-placed winner of ten races is herself a half-sister to stakes winner Half Your Luck and three-time stakes producer Hello Lottie. Just the tonic may be the Viscount colt from Elixaar (Lot 354). The first foal of a precocious winner of three his grand dam is the talented Walk The Wild Side dam of recent metropolitan winner Our Recidivist. This is a large diverse draft sure to be the source of many winners and most probably something special. h Visit your next winners in Row O at the MAGIC MILLIONS PERTH SALE SELECT SESSIONS Balmoral Park Offers Quality Yearlings on behalf of Clients and Invites Inspections. 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