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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.


Breeding Topics

Al Samer, who formerly stood at Diggers Rest in Victoria, has been relocated to Queensland where he will stand at Clear Mountain Fairview Stud.

The son of Redoute’s Choice is a nice horse; he offered a lot but never quite delivered, for a variety of reasons.

There was hardly a decent bunch of mares where he had stood, he was behind the eight ball from the beginning, basically that is where he remained.

If there is not a strong base of mares to support the sire, plus a sound clientele with good quality mares, it becomes nothing more than a wasted exercise.

He was inbred to a superior dominant mare, the grand dam of Danehill, in Spring Adieu, who is the two removed from his own dam, My Lady’s Key.

Spring Adieu is out of Natalma, hence she is a half sister to Northern Dancer, the most influential sire of our time.

The distaff line could never be questioned, Almahmoud, Arbitrator and Mother Goose, to (Old Jack) Carbine.  


Carlton House Goes To Stud

Carlton House, the highly talented son of Street Cry, will join the Darley stallion roster at Kelvinside, Aberdeen, this season.

Owned and raced by Her Majesty The Queen, Carlton House was a dual hemisphere Group 1 performer.

He is standing at a fee $16,500.

Stud Book and Risa Sold

The Australian Stud Book, known as the breeder’s bible, and Risa, have been sold to the Australian Racing Board based in Sydney.

It is believed the Stud Book was sold for $18 million, there has been no mention of money concerning Risa.


Costs Too High For Breeders

Hobby breeders are beginning to tire of the costs to breed horses, the fun and the enjoyment is no longer there.

Service fees for the stallions are an agreed arrangement between the stallion owner and the owner of the mare, however, the hidden costs, once the mare arrives at the stud; neither party has any control over.

Once the veterinary surgeons become involved with a problem mare, costs can rise at a rapid rate, without the slightest consultation with the rightful owner of the mare.

The mare owner is fully entitled to be made aware of any additional charges that would be considered excessive, instead of being hit with whopping great account that has never been fully explained.

Malcolm Boyd, of Bullarook Park, is the only known stud that lists the various charges on the booking form, including veterinary extras prior to the mare arriving at the stud.

Surely that must be welcomed by mare owners they are often left in the dark with little knowledge of the final account.


Boom Yearling Sales

Sales were up, and vendors were happy, with results of 10 yearling sales held nationally between January and May, overall 5.524 lots were offered, with 3,981 lots sold for an aggregate of $272,992,681.

The overall average was $68,574, with the colts averaging $72,578 and the fillies at $63,444.

As expected the Inglis Easter Sales turnover was $90,201,100, the sale topper was lot 149, the Fastnet Rock colt from Perfect Persausion, he sold for $1.6 million.

Magic Millions turnover was $85,359.000, the colts averaged $119,352 and the fillies $112,811.


Messara Pulls The Pin On Royal Ascot

It didn’t long for John Messara to announce that It’s A Dundeel will not be going to Royal Ascot in July, he is currently on his way to Arrowfield where he will stand at stud.

The service fee is already set at $27,500, a realistic fee to begin with, he will not lack support at that fee.

John Messara is a great breeding promoter, it didn’t take him long to realise there was nothing to be achieved by going to Royal Ascot, the bloom is on the horse and that is what counts.

Now the horse has been retired he will revert back to his original name of Dundeel, a name change was required due to a duplication by another horse registered by that name at the same period, it would have created confusion as both horses were registered in two different countries.

Dundeel, as we now know him, is by High Chaparral who was a genuine international race performer, his 10 wins were at the highest level in both the U.S and the U.K, he was not out of a place in 13 starts.

Besides being by High Chaparral , Dundeel has a pretty sound pedigree, whilst his dam, Stareel, by Zabeel, was unraced her five foals were all winners, she was out of an Oaks winner in Staring, the best filly of her year, plus a good producer.


Zoustar Coming To Victoria

Zoustar, potentially the most exciting stud prospect in decades, is coming to Victoria where he will stand at Woodside Park, at Tylden.

An arrangement has been struck between Widden Stud, in the Hunter Valley, and Woodside Park, that will see the horse stand alternative seasons in each state.

This is the most positive step seen in this state for several years, Woodside Park have shown great initiative in their effort to boost the image of the Victorian bloodstock breeding industry.

“This historic arrangement, with Widden, gives our breeders access to the hottest young sire prospect in Australia,” said Murray Tillett, Woodside’s general manager.

Several of the better three year old colts such as Vain, Testa Rossa and Redoute’s Choice, all raced with success in Victoria, but ultimately were lost to New South Wales based stud farms.

Zoustar will be the hottest stud prospect, a dual Group 1 winner, with success in the Goldenrose, Rosehill, and the Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby Day.

By Northern Meteor, first season leading sire who died at the beginning of the stud season a few months ago, as the result of a bout of colic.

Zoustar is going to attract quality mares, he is a quality horse himself with Group1 wins to his credit that captures the imagination of all breeders, it is the results that count in the sale ring.

The breeders are the production line of the industry, their income is derived from the sale ring .

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Zoustar - A great stud prospect


Magnus Rolls On

There are no boundaries where Magnus is concerned, or limits to where his progeny are winning; Lucky Symbol at Morphettville, and Peter Moody led in Fight To The Line at Mornington.

Fight To The Line is from the first crop of foals by Magnus, out of Delicate Snip, a daughter of Snippets, she was a more than handy mare winning four city races, she carries a double cross of Lunchtime, a prominent sire at Widden some years ago.


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