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2015 Great Southern Sale

21—22—23 June 2015


For weanlings which X Rays have been submitted, these X Rays must have been taken no earlier than 42 days prior to the commencement of the sale and consist of 36 views.

Weanlings which have not had X Rays lodged in the repository on arrival at Oaklands will not be able to be offered in the Platinum Session.

Those that wish to enter in this session should indicate accordingly on the form, or alternatively phone Inglis.

Weanlings by First Season Sires in the Platinum Session only will receive free entry to the sale.


Queensland Breeders

Queenslanders were on a roll at Royal Randwick the first day of the Championships with Miss Cover Girl taking out the P J Bell Stakes, and Candelara winning the time honoured Adrian Knox Stakes.

Both races were at Group 3 level, a definite plus for the Queensland industry that is going from strength to strength.

Miss Cover Girl has an impressive strike rate having won seven races from 11 starts and only out of a place once, she returned to scale with a credit balance now of $368,900.

Her sire, Monashee Mountain, was unbeaten as a two year old in Ireland; he also won in France and the UK.

Like his daughter, Monashee Mountain had a good winning strike rate when he raced with progeny earnings near $30 million, and winners to runners of 60 per cent, he has more than paid for his keep.

Miss Cover Girl is becoming quite a valuable filly, not only race wise, also breeding potential; she is out of Tolart, by the brilliant Show A Heart.

Candelara completed the Queensland bred double when she put paid to the opposition in the Group 3 Adrian Knox, with quite a bit in hand.

In a normal year this the ideal dress rehearsal for the Oaks, but this is far from a normal year, a lot will depend on how the track plays.

She deserves her chance, you only get the one tilt at a classic, she showed a good turn of foot when Hugh Bowman called upon her, and the run could not be faulted.

Candelara is by Real Saga, he was a lightly raced colt who only raced at two; he did enough at that age to suggest he had the qualities to make a sire.

With four crops on the ground he is doing the job expected of him, siring young precocious horses with a double cross of Star Kingdom on the distaff side of his pedigree, this will do him no harm that is where the influence lies.

Real Saga was a high class colt; he is making an impact as a sire at Glenlogan Park Stud.


Breeding Topics

Newhaven Park’s quality draft for the Sydney Eastern Yearling Sales is looking more impressive with pedigrees updates since the catalogue was printed.

Unfortunately the stud has no siblings to English; she was magnificent in the Group 2 Reisling Stakes and beat all but the winner, Vancouver, in the Golden Slipper.

Lot 56, the brown colt by Redoute’s Choice from Miss Marielle, is a full brother to Peeping, winner of the Listed Sebring Stakes, she can add further lustre to the family in the Group 3 P J Bell Stakes at Randwick tomorrow.

Lot 125, the bay Colt by Sepoy from Raise, is a half brother to Molopole, finished third in the Listed Tasmanian Oaks.

Lot 272, the Commands – Already, her filly by Not A Single Doubt (The Grey Flash), finished second in last week’s Group 3 SAJC Breeders Stakes.

Lot 475, a stylish chestnut filly by Manhattan Rain from Sunriseontheonasis (Winter Street ), by Fastnet Rock, recently won by four lengths.


Rockhampton is the destination, after the Championships at Royal Randwick, four days of good racing, Thursday and Saturday, plus the Annual Yearling Sales the following day.

Jeff Leaver, co-ordinated on behalf of the Central Queensland Thoroughbred Breeders an interesting catalogue of 116 lots, 18 lots fewer than last year, with the selling agent being the Magic Millions.

With prize money continuing to increase in Queensland, it creates an incentive to further invest in racing.

Generally Queensland is an ideal climate for breeding the thoroughbred horse, the texture in the soil is beneficial for the growth of strong bone.

Several successful sires are well represented in the sale, together with prominent families that have appeal.

A number of winners have graduated from the sales, in particular River Lad, who won last year’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm.

Yearlings purchased at the sales will be eligible for the two year old classic in 2016, with stakes at $120,000, and the three year old Classic in 2017 of $30,000.

The turnover from last year’s sales were $787,500, a filly by Seidnazar topped the sale at $40,000.



When Philip Campbell selected Turffontein as a potential sire for his Blue Gum Farm, I had to question his judgement.

Whilst he is an absolutely magnificent horse, quality from head to tail, a dual Group 1 success, and was genuine, always there about the money.

My only doubt was his sire line, I felt that while his sire,Johannesburg, was the best juvenile of his year, a champion in fact, Coolmore gave him every chance before sacking him.

However, Turffontein has shrugged off what could have been a negative into a positive, he is an exciting young sire with a great future as was again seen when Fontein Ruby blew away the field at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

There is no harder working stud owner than Malcolm Boyd, a jack of all trades that has mastered most.

He is the squire of Bullarook Park Stud at Avenel, the property has had a few change of names since it was first developed by John Ingleton and Frank Reys, under the name Glen Appin, where the first Golden Slipper winner stood at a Victorian stud.

Bullarook Park is home to Strategic Maneuver, a lightly raced horse having had just the two starts, showing a great turn of foot to win as a two year old at his only start in Sydney; he broke a pedal bone soon after that.

He has been well supported with mares since going to stud in 2011, with one winner under his belt already and topping the third day yearling sale in Adelaide when a filly from the Canny Lad mare Millisecond, sold for $87,500.

Strategic Maneuver is by Royal Academy out of Gauntlet Crystal by Marscay, the second dam is by Vain and the next dam by Todman.

Bullarook Park is also home to the German import, Lucas Cranach, he was a winner at weight for age here that says a lot for his ability, his strike rate was better than 50 per cent.

Star Kingdom, one may wonder if a thought was spared for him as the horses paraded at Rosehill on Saturday, in the race named in his honour.

I doubt it, he was foaled in April 1946 at Cloghran Stud in County Dublin Ireland, his breeder, Richard Ball, was among the most successful breeders in the world.

Star Kingdom raced as Star King in the United Kingdom; however, a name change was necessary when it was found we already had a Star King in the Australian Stud Book.

He was not tall by any means, 15.1 hh to be exact, he was champion sire five times and figured among the three top sires of the season 10 times.

The first five winners of the Golden Slipper Stakes were sired by Star Kingdom, his son, Todman, sired two Slipper winners, another son, Koaru Star, sired a winner and a daughter, Dark Jewel, was the dam of Baguette.

No sire ever hit the headlines like Star Kingdom at the 1954 AJC Spring Carnival, over the four days his first crop of foals to race, Kingster, won the Breeder’s Plate on the Saturday, while Ultrablue won the Gimcrack Stakes on the Monday, both were Group races.

Fenway has the pedigree to win the ATC Oaks, and confidence has soared after her performance in winning the Vinery Stud Stakes.

She is by High Chaparral, a great sire of brilliant middle distance horses, he does not get much beyond that.

High Chaparral won the Epsom Derby; it could be assessed as a performance of staying power, combined with a good serving of brilliance.

The dam of Fenway, Deedra by Zabeel, is becoming more palatable, this looks the ideal recipe for classic success.


Hvasstan Going To Stud

Hvasstan will go to stud at the conclusion of the winter carnival in Brisbane.

The son of Fastnet Rock will run in selected races over the carnival prior to taking up stud duties at Clear Mountain Fairview stud, at Greenmount on the fertile Darling Downs.

Hvasstan will be prepared for his Brisbane campaign by Tony Gollan, a competent young trainer, he is sure to place the horse to advantage.

He was a $260,000 yearling when purchased by Manny Gelagotis, and trained by his brother Peter, the colt won the Group 3 Norman Robinson Handicap at Caulfield over 2000 metres besides three other races, he was a shade unlucky when running fourth in the Derby.

Being by Fastnet Rock and capable of winning over middle distance, plus his initial service fee of $4,400, there should be some interesting times ahead.

Hvasstan has quite a good dam line being out of Snow Hero; she won seven races and was competitive in Group and Listed Company.

He will join the current sires, Outback Prince, Primus and Tycoon Ruler, at Clear Mountain Fairview who have a nice draft of yearlings entered for the Magic Millions March Yearling Sales on the Gold Coast, on Monday and Tuesday of next week.


Sepoy Steals Show At M M

Sepoy was setting the pace at the opening session of the Magic Millions yearling sales when a filly, by the former crack two year old, was knocked down to Chinese interests for $850,000.

The dam, Celebrity Girl by Starcraft, had a heap of pace winning three races from a limited racing career

She was offered by Mill Park, at Meningie, on the edge of Lake Albert in South Australia, at the opposite side of the lake, is Narrung where Tobin Bronze was bred.

A further five lots were offered by Sepoy, making a total of six lots for a turnover of $2,095,000, with the average being $349,166.

As always Gai Waterhouse was prominent, purchasing a colt by More Than Ready from Chinchilla Rose, bidding ceased at $600,000.

As expected there was a strong Victorian presence, Lee Freedman led the charge outlaying $1.3 million on four lots, with a Redoute’s Choice for half a million.

Peter Moody wasn’t far behind either, buying five lots for $ 1.090 million, securing a Sepoy colt for $520,000.

Mick Price, always a screwed judge, was having a field day, picking up nine lots for three quarters of a million.

Robbie Laing set his heart on two lovely youngsters by the sensational So You Think, a great racehorse who looks sure to continue his success rate into the breeding barn; Robbie was still smiling as he parted with a cool $485,000.

Mark Kavanagh, who is putting together a handy team of horses again at Flemington, he put his hand up for two lots, one in particular is interesting Lot 56, the only yearling in the sale by the champion miler, Canford Cliffs.

Illustrating once again the progeny of our sprinters will always be in demand, they are without question unparalleled in the world of breeding, and racing is all about the quick return that will never change, it maintains the industry.


December Sales Well Attended

The Inglis December Sales at the Oaklands Junction, conducted on Friday, were among the best sales at this time of the year.

Naturally most interest was centred on the three year old colt, Nordic Empire, a promising young horse, a dual Caulfield winner when last in work.

Bids were flying about, like confetti, until bidding ceased at $260,000 to the call of Inglis, the buyer was not disclosed.

It is most likely that the colt will remain in the stable of Mick Price at Caulfield, where he has met with his previous success.

Darley dispensed with 15 lots of mostly unraced horses, realising $377, 450, John McMillan, from Adelaide, went to $90,000 for Important, by Denman from Prestigious, an unraced American bred mare by Rainbow Quest.

Caulfield trainer, Luke Oliver, who is on the crest of a wave at present, went to $54,000 for Faraja, a three year old Maiden winner at Sale, he is by Medaglia D’Oro from Lajoie, she has produced three winners to date and is a sister to Thorn Park.


Rich Enuff For Woodside

Woodside Park has purchased a 25 per cent stake in the brilliant three year old colt, Rich Enuff.

He is a brilliant young horse with an exciting future ahead of him on the racetrack, before embarking on an exciting stud career.

Rich Enuff will go to stud in the spring of 2016, in the meantime his sights are centred on the Coolmore Stud Stakes when he will clash with the star Sydney colt, Rubick.

Woodside currently has around 45 mares, at present that number will be appreciably increased with further quality mares to enable the young sire the opportunity that every entire deserves when he goes to stud; it’s only a wasted exercise otherwise.

Murray Tillett, former owner of Goodwood Bloodstock, and later as manager of Magic Millions Perth, is the architect behind Woodside, he has a thorough knowledge of marketing bloodstock and how to advise clients.

While Rich Enuff is sitting on the side waiting his turn for stud duties, his sire, Written Tycoon, is enjoying a great season on the track and at stud; he covered 138 mares last season with a high fertility rating.

His popularity, based on results, continues to soar, he will cover 170 mares this current season.

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Rich Enuff - An exciting young stud prospect


Canford Cliffs - Popular At Tattersalls

Demand was consistent for the progeny of Canford Cliffs at Tattersalls October sales at Newmarket during the past week.

A stylish looking bay colt from the well related young Galileo mare, Bright Sapphire, halted bidding at 270,000 guineas (Aus $518,000), the purchaser being Amanda Skiffington.

Canford Cliffs is in his third season at Blue Gum Farm now; he will have yearlings at the 2015 sales early in the New Year and will race in the following Spring.

He offers great opportunities for breeders, a super miler, five times Group 1 success, lightly raced, never out of a place in 11 starts.


A Reason To Celebrate

There were drinks all round at Blue Gum Farm, for a good reason, the first Group success for the resident sire, Turffontein, when Fontein Ruby won the Edward Manifold Stakes.

She led for most of the trip, hanging on grimly to defeat the heavily supported Maastricht, and Crafty, in the Group 2 event.

Her sire, Turffontein, a dual Group 1 success, was a highly consistent racehorse; he never finished further back than fourth in 19 of his 31 starts.

Now in his 10th year he is really a lovely chestnut, there is quite a lot of quality about him, he is very appealing to breeders.

His sire, Johannesburg, was also a good looker, and an exceptional two year old, winning seven Group races in four countries.


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