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Larneuk Stud

Larneuk Stud

First foals by


Magic Albert—Sally Lou—Salieri

 Ilovethiscity-Moondreamer 13 Bay Filly3 Custom

                  Bay Filly ex Moondreamer


Ilovethiscity-Bathing Beauty 13 Bay Colt7 Custom 

                   Bay Colt ex Bathing Beauty


Ilovethiscity - Silkesong 13 Chest Colt7 Custom 

                  Chestnut Colt ex Silkesong


 Ilovethiscity-Fornini 2013 bay colt Custom

                  Bay Colt ex Fornini





Lucas Cranach - Well Supported

Lucas Cranach is receiving the support that he deserves at stud, with just on 100 mares booked to him in his first season at Bullarook Park Stud.

Whilst the breeding season has only been under way since the first week in September, he is already getting positive results at this early stage.

The German import was not short on ability either, as a track performer he was placed in the Melbourne Cup, won by Dunaden, and returned in the autumn to win the Peter Young Stakes at weight for age.

From what we saw of him here he was a high class racehorse, and it is just possible we may not have seen the best of him, due to a hoof problem.

Anthony Freedman, who trained Lucas Cranach here, had a high opinion of him, as did his brother Lee.

It is now in the hands of Malcolm Boyd, an experienced horseman at Bullarook Park, with 100 mares at his disposal to launch a highly promising young sire.

Mares with a touch of speed may well suit him; whilst he won over a distance here, with that reputation he was not exactly your dour staying horse, there was a touch of brilliance within.

Bullarook Park was formerly known as Glen Appin, it was established by Melbourne Cup winning jockey, the late Frank Reys and his partner, John Ingleton.    


Arrowfield Lands Coup

John Messara is not the sort of person to let the grass grow under his feet, the ultra entrepreneur has completed a deal done and dusted, It’s A Dundeel will ultimately stand as a sire at Arrowfield.

Potentially the son of High Chaparral is the hottest stud property still racing in the southern hemisphere.

At one stage, all of his previous form was centred around his three year old classic races, which in all fairness was questionable.

However, that all changed after his defeat of Atlantic Jewel in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.

He has made the transition to weight for age, as he has matured his style of racing has changed, he is now more of an on pace runner.

It’s A Dundeel is surely destined for a highly promising stud career when retired to Arrowfield.


Stratheden Stud For Sale

Stratheden, a well known Stud at Tamworth in northern New South Wales, goes under the auctioneer’s hammer on the 31st of October.

The stud formerly stood Switch In Time, he proved a more that useful sire, at one stage his winners to runners was 74.1 per cent.

By Kris, a great source of speed through Sharpen Up, he left a lot of smart horses, including Sword, among his wins were the S A JC Goodwood Handicap, and the V A T C Group 2 Chirnside Stakes.

Switch In Time was foaled and reared in Ireland, yet his six wins were all recorded in North America.

His dam, Match Bend, by Never Bend, was a successful producer, she bore 12 foals of which 10 raced and all were winners.    


How The Winners Are Bred

Caulfield   21—9--13

Race 1

1 Mybenz by Danbird –Mycedes -- Encosta De Lago

2 Rose Pattern by Redoutes Choice –Fair Embrace --Strategic

3 Classy Chloe by Danerich –Capitol Growth –Brocco

Race 2

1 Shamal Wind by Dubawi—Firemaid—Machiavellian

2 Anise by General Nediym—Pimpimella—Flying Spur

3Smackdown by Towkay –Black Anna—Centaine

Race 3

1Iconic by Bel Esprit—Danavia –Danehill

2 Villa Verde by Not A Single Doubt –Young And Free—Kenmare

3 Whiskey Allround by All Bar One –Admirals Affair—Admiralty

Race 4

1 Rockford by Flying Spur –Ready Magic—More Than Ready

2 Epic Saga by Real Saga—Al’s Wish—Flying Spur

3 Le Mans by Sebring—Amouage—Viking Ruler

Race 5

1 Catkins by Dubawi—Salix Caprea—Catbird

2 Hi Belle by Clangalang—Seldom Caught –Jugah

3 Flash Of Doubt by Not A Single Doubt –Resplendent –Bluebird

Race 6

1 Out of Coober by Planchet –London Lass –Celestial Dancer

2 Moura by Grand Slam –Kalpita –Spinning World

3 Brian’s Honour by Anabaa—Grand Archway

Race 7

1 Gregers by Commands –Satnav –Canny Lad

2 Marianne by Darci Brahma –Maryann Jones –Fasliyev

3 Politeness by Street Sense –Berengaria –Commands

Race 8

1 Mr O’Ceirin by Postponed –Cadell—Yachie

2 Kesampour by King’s Best—Kasatana—Hermando

3 Bit Of Hell by Hurricane Run –Imco Imagination—Darshaan

Race 9

1 It’s A Dundeel by High Chaparral – Stareel –Zabeel

2 Atlantic Jewel by Fastnet Rock—Regard—Zabeel

3 Dear Demi by Dehere – Shirley – Zabeel  


First Foals by Moshe


1 Bay Colt first foal from Libertas lightly raced winning mare by Statue of Liberty-- Rubiton Rhythm by Rubiton.


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Bay Colt from Sleek’N’Sassy by Danehill Star – Borne Canny by Canny Lad


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  Bay Colt first foal from Quid Pro Quo by Clangalang from Concluding by Kenny’s Best Pal


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First Foals for Guineas Winner Anacheeva

Greg Willis reports that both foals are rippers, a good sign for the son of Anabaa

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 Chestnut filly ex Princess of Of Oz bt Starmaker



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  Bay colt ex Sensational Spirit by Invisible Spirit


Magnus A Bright Light

The spotlight is shining prominently on Magnus with the success he has achieved with just two crops of racing age.

Those that bred to him in his first couple of seasons were the studious breeders, those that acknowledged a precocious pedigree, and early maturity, was also another factor.

Pedigree has a habit of coming out on to, in this case it did with Magnus, he is a highly promising young sire with a lot ahead of him.

Magnus won four races, including the Galaxy Stakes Group 1, and VRC Linlithgow Stakes, and was placed second in major Group 1 sprints three times.

While luck may have escaped Magnus in some of those major sprints, he is right on track now, he has made the transition, he is getting the chances that he so richly deserves, to be acknowledged among the most exciting sires in Victoria.

During the just concluded season he had 79 runners for 36 winners of 57 races. 3 Stakes winners and 4 Stakes placed.

He also set a record of winners to runners in Australia for a second season sire, his total progeny earnings amount to $1,775,490.

 Magnus Custom

Magnus - Highly promising sire


Widden’s Loss

The tragic loss of Northern Meteor to a bout of colic is a severe blow to Widden Stud, where he stood, but also the bloodstock industry in general.

He was clearly the first season leading two year old sire, with 19 winners from 49 runners.

The is no doubt the best was yet to come, he was on the brink of a brilliant career that saw him booked out for the fast approaching 2013 season.

In a brief racing career he had just the nine starts, winning three times, his win in the Group1 Ascot   Vale Stakes was a classic.

First time at Flemington he mastered the straight six, the only time the opposition were close to him was at the barrier.

Northern Meteor was by Encosta De Lago, from a nice family including Smart Missile, who looks destined for stardom as a potential sire.

 Northern Meteor Custom

Northern Meteor at Widden



Last Saturday was a red letter day for Yarraman Park Stud, and the Mitchell brothers, Arthur and Harry, when Magic Albert, their resident sire, chalked up 100 winners for the season, per medium of Master Harry saluting at Rosehill.

It’s a great achievement for any sire, and in particular Magic Albert, he was such a genuine racehorse and a favourite with punters.

A rich chestnut he won seven of his 13 starts, with the majority of his wins at Rosehill, he scored at Group 2 in the S T C Peter Pan Stakes.

Magic Albert inherited much of the ability of his sire Zeditave, a brilliant racehorse trained by the late Angus Armanasco.


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