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Unencumbered Sires First Winner

Unencumbered, who had to be put down recently, sired his first winner at Echuca on Sunday, when Expedius won the Empo Plate.

It was a cruel blow for Three Bridges Stud and the Liston family, they will feel the loss as he was a lightly raced horse with a big future ahead of him, he was a popular horse among breeders that had used his services.

His first crop of yearlings was auctioned in 2017, they sold to $ 150,000 and $120,000, his draft of 31 yearlings averaged $60,000, an amazing return on a service fee of $11,000.

Unencumbered was by Testa Rossa, a brilliant sprinter and a successful sire, his progeny earnings alone amounted to over $76 million.

He was a lightly raced horse with loads of potential, whilst he had just the 10 starts, winning 5 races, and was only out of the money twice, with stake earnings of $1.908, 850.

Replacing Unencumbered could be difficult; a colt that wins a couple of races, the asking price can get mixed up with telephone numbers sometimes.

Back in the twenties the locally bred sire was known as the colonial sire, breeders preferring the imported horse, until Valais sired Heroic, he was a great racehorse and champion sire for seven seasons.

Breeders had to relent when Heroic sired Hall Mark, Nuffield, Hua and Ajax, he did sire the dual Derby winner Magnificent, that’s about all.

The imported horses were soon back on the scene where they had been previously ,until Todman and Vain appeared, the modern day breeders took a punt, and the locally bred sires are now dominant.


No Bed of Roses for Saab

Life has never been a bed of roses for Saab Hasan, he has worked hard for what he has, and darn hard at that.

Everything is for the horses, he trains, he has a few slow ones, every trainer will own up to that, training can be a frustrating occupation.

Saab is a battler and a hard worker, he puts in the hard yards, yet doesn’t always get the appreciation that he deserves.

He does most of the work around the stable, with the assistance of his father, each afternoon the horses get a regular pick of grass at Flemington.  

He had a big day at Caulfield on Saturday, the one that he so richly deserves when Shoreham won the Group 3 Easter Cup, over 2000 metres, aided by a long sustained run on the rails.

Daniel Moor carried out the riding instructions to the letter; it was a very good ride as he never went around a single horse in the race.

He could easily repeat the performance, if he puts his best foot forwards, as he did in the Easter Cup on Saturday.

There was a Shoreham racing back in the early fifties; he went to America after running second to Hydrogen in the Victoria Derby.    

Lightning struck twice over the Easter week-end, at Stawell, when Spearhead won for the stable.P1030301 Mobile


Yarraman Draft for Easter Sales

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For The Easter Yearling Sales


lot 85 danish spy lr Mobile

Lot 85 Bay Colt by I Am Invincible from Danish Spy by Dane Shadow, this is her first foal, she won five races to 1209 to 2000 metres and stakes placed half sister to Forest Spy.
Second dam Super Snopper by Zeditave, dam of 9 foals to race 8 winners, half sister to Watch, winner of the Gimcrack Stakes.
Third dam Peeping by Todman, winner of the VRC Maribyrnong Plate, this colt looks an early winner

lot 109 Elimbari lr Mobile

Lot 109 Bay or Brown Filly by I Am Invincible from Elimbari by Fastnet Rock, a winning dam at 2 over 1100 metres, Group 3 placed Kindergarden Stakes, half sister to Amelia’s Dream and You Bolt, this is her fifth foal, her fourth foal is a a two year old she has produced 2 winners, Amanito 2 wins and Riapinka 2 wins, second dam Shalt Not, 4 wins half sister to Wide Berth

lot 119 express power lr Mobile.Lot 119 Bay Colt by I Am Invincible from Express Power by Snitzel ,an outstanding colt with a pedigree to match, dam 4 time winner, this is second foal, her first foal is a two year old.
Second dam Lady’s Delight (SAF) won 6 races to Group 2 level and four races at Listed level, this colt is from the family of Ace High, Victoria Derby winner.

lot 169 hoss amor lr Mobile Lot 169 Bay Colt by I Am Invincible by Hoss Amor by General Nediym, dam won 4 races from 1100 to 1400 metres, stakes earnings of $425,350, this is her third foal, her 2nd foal is a two year old, dam of one foal to race, Poetic Charmer, a winner at 1400 metres. Third dam Loving Cup 5 wins, 3rd in the Golden Slipper Stakes, won by Burst

lot 448 zimaretto lr Mobile. Lot 448 Bay or Brown Filly by I Am Invincible from Zimaretto by Anabaa ,this is her 6th foal, 4 foals to race, all winners, including Cruden Bay 2 wins at 2, including MVRC Listed St Albans Handicap , and Zelletto 4 wins, From Within and Lozada both winners, grand dam imported Borely (GB) a proven producer.

lot 498 velasco lr MobileLot 498 Bay Colt by Hinchinbrook from Velasco by Flying Spur, a winner at 2 -1200 metres of Matamata Breeders Stakes Group 2, this is her 8th living foal, 5 foals to race, all winners, including Debellatio 3wins inc. WATC Sire Produce Stakes Group 3 , Devoirs winner at 1600 metres BRC Princess Stakes Listed.            


Yarraman Park

Yarraman Park’s super sire, I Am Invincible, was right on the ball at Warwick Farm yesterday, siring the three placegetters of the Sledmere Stud Plate, taking his progeny earnings to $11,046,628, with 117 individual winners of 185 winners, including 18 stake winners.

i am inv march 2012 HR MobileI Am Invincible.


Decision time awaits Chris Waller

Those that follow racing would applaud the decision of Chris Waller, and the owners of Winx, as she will remain in Australia for a possible fourth win in the W S Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in late October.

Nothing would have been gained by going to Royal Ascot really, the timing was all wrong; she is accustomed to being rested during the winter and summer, nothing is going to change now.

Waller is a great trainer that is a proven fact; he has nursed the champion through a marvellous career, with 24 wins on end.

She will wind up her autumn campaign in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000 metres, at Royal Randwick over the Easter carnival.

Winx has only raced at carnival time, spring and autumn, she has reached the pinnacle, there is nothing further for her to prove.

Waller has been kind to her, she has always had those long extended breaks from racing, that has been a major factor in her successful career, she has never been punished.

Winx 2 - 2018 George Ryder Stks - Roseh 24-3-18 MobileWinx in full flight 


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