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Where The Winners Were

Where The Winners Were
Week Ending 9---6 –2018

Pria Eclipse by Magnus at Ballarat
Secrets She Has by Magnus at Devonport
Lickerty Split at Magnus at Northam
Alomena’s Grace by Love Conquers All at Canterbury
Fighting Harada by Fighting Sun at Sandown
Order of Command by Squamosa at Ballarat
Ondo Pasa by Love Conquers All at Taree
Savanna Amour by Love Conquers at Doomben
Gershom by Moshe at Carnarvon  
Part The Sea by Moshe at Injune

10 Winners for the Week


Bel Esprit Returns

After spending two years at Sun Stud in Queensland, Bel Esprit has returned to Sun Stud, Victoria, in a blaze of glory, siring 8 winners last week in a superlative effort that is no mean feat.

For reasons unbeknown Bel Esprit has never been afforded the credits he is entitled to, although he won a Blue Diamond Stakes and returned to win a Group 1 race and sired a Champion, they cannot take that away from him.

He has the best overall record of any horse to have won the Blue Diamond, with the exception of Redoute’s Choice, that is set in stone never to be touched.

Now in his 19th year Bel Esprit has stood the test of time, he will continue to cover this season, but with maybe limited numbers.

He travelled down from Queensland with Love Conquers All, who will also join Sun Stud at Kerrie.

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Thronum settles in at Sun Stud

Thronum has settled in well at Sun Stud in readiness for the 2018 breeding season that commences in September.

He goes to stud, possibly a little earlier than intended, as he may have struck himself during the running of the Goodwood Handicap at Morphettville, his rider, Tim Clark, used discretion, he eased the horse out of the race soon after.  

Thronum is a good looking rich bay with a lot of quality about him, he has stacks of necessary speed that is an essential component of the modern day racehorse, there is no place now for one pace horses.  

He takes up stud duties as a five year old, by the time he reaches ten he will then have two crops on the ground that could be decision time in which direction is taken.

With 80 per cent of our racing decided at 1600 metres, or less, there is more options for the sprinter syndicators who love them for the early return and repeat business.

Thronum has surely inherited the pace of his sire Snitzel, whose progeny earnings for this season alone exceed $28 million dollars.

He is a genuine front running sprinter, he goes to stud having won twice as a two year old, and a further 3 races over 1000 and 1200 metres, making 5 wins in all, which included the Australia Day Stakes Group 2 at Moonee Valley.

There is a strong male line to support him, while his dam Helena’s Secret won over 1200 metres in Canada, he has two strains of Danzig, and closely related to Tears I Cry.

He is great value at $17,600, he should receive strong patronage, his grand dam is a half sister to Street Cry, the sire of Winx .

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Where The Winners Were

Where The Winners Were
Week Ending 2---6 –2018

Bedisguisd by Bel Esprit at Pioneer Park
|Broadstone by Bel Esprit at Albury
Aluf by Moshe at Geelong
Cornforth by Love Conquers All at Rockhampton
Felino Bel by Bel Esprit at Ipswich
Queen Annabel by Bel Esprit at Sale
Spirit of Aquada by Bel Esprit at Moonee Valley
Major Patterson by Magnus at Pakenham
Evolutionist by Bel Esprit at Pakenham
Royal Duty by Bel Esprit at Geelong
Mosarbe by Moshe at Geelong

11 Winners for the Week


Where The Winners Were

Where The Winners Were
Week Ending 26---5 –2018

Huge Action by Moshe at Bendigo
Currumbin Craft by Love Conquers All at Sunshine Coast
Moshvago by Moshe at Geelong
Flaming Bet by Bel Esprit at Geelong  
Mystic Moon by Magnus at Gold Coast
Black Magnum by Magnus at Canberra Acton
Lavarsi by Moshe at Cranbourne
Love Your Mrs by Love Conquers All at Ipswich
Typhoon Ruby by Moshe at Werribee

9 Winners For the Week


Where The Winners Were

Where The Winners Were
Week Ending 19---5 –2018

Glory Blaze by Magnus at Launceston
Derasa by Squamosa at Launceston
Mount Horeb by Moshe at Albury
L’amour Malade by Love Conquers All at Mackay
Fighting Harada by Fighting Sun at Sale
Lovewithouttragedy by Bel Esprit at Kilmore
Beleiving by Bel Esprit at Pakenham (Syd)
Order of Command by Squamosa at Geelong
Mandjar by   Magnus at Geelong  
Order of Command by Squamosa at Geelong
I’m A Rippa by Love Conquers All at Doomben
Bord The Gain by Moshe at Morphettville
Kungsleden by Magnus at Port Augusta

13 Winners for the Week  


New Sires for Sun Stud

Sun Stud has increased its stallion strength from to 9 to 11 with the inclusion of two new comers this season,[i]National Defense and Thronum.

Both are by million dollar speed sires, Thronum by the leading sire Snitzel, whose progeny earnings for the season stand at $27.128 million, and Natural Defense, he is by Invincible Spirit, sire of I Am Invincible, who has sired winners of $13.919million so far this season.

National Defense is a four year old son of Invincible Spirit, bred in Ireland, sold as a yearling   at the Arqana sales in France, for 260,000 Euros.

His dam, Angel Falls by Kingmambo, was unraced, she was a three quarter sister to Anna Palarivra, a half sister to Anna Salai , Iguazu Falls and Advice, all three were winners.

There is a lot of depth in the second remove, with a strong assortment of winners through Anna Palariva, she was by Caerleon, he was hampered with joint problems, he didn’t appear at two.

Anna Palariva won just the two races at 1600 metres, she was a half sister to Anceste, Aachen and Anshaam, she was the dam of 13 foals, 10 raced, 9 were winners.

National Defense was trained by Criquette Head, where training is completed through the forests on manicured tracks at Chantilly.

Whilst he was sparingly raced, having just the five starts, he was only out of a place once, winning twice, one at Group 1 level.

The Group 1 was over 1600 metres at Chantilly, the Prix Jean -Luc Lagasdere, the second win over the same distance at Deauville.    

This is a dominant sire line that is achieving great results, it will be no surprise to see it continue.

National Defense MobileNational Defense to stand at Sun Stud



Fighting Son in top 10

Fighting Sun is showing the way as the only Victorian based sire on the first season’s sire’s list, he is 7th on the list of 10, with 5 winners, including Chess Star, a stakes winner at Flemington.

He had untapped potential when he blitzed his rivals twice at Rosehill over 1100 metres, and was nominal favourite for forthcoming Golden Slipper Stakes when he suffered an injury that forced him from, potentially, a brilliant racing career.

Of course that has not affected his breeding career in the least, he was unbeaten as a racehorse and he is getting winners from his first crop to race, it is a very impressive record, the future is looking good for him.

Chess Star is his first Stakes Winner, Platinum Mam’selle 3rd Group 3 in New Zealand, Naduri, Miss Scorcher, Sunfighter and Fighting Harada are all winners.

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Where The Winners Were

Where The Winners Were
Week Ending 12---5 –2018

Liffeybeau by Magnus at Devonport
Tyson’s Daughter by Moche at Devonport
Nordic King by Magnus at Northam
Fight For Victory by Moshe at Werribee
A Little Chunky by Moshe at Balaklava
Magnikka by Magnus at Geelond
Love Ya Mrs by Love Conquers All at Toowooba
7 Winners for the Week


Malibu Magic

Malibu Style, by Magnus, besides Written Tycoon, are the most consistent sires in Victoria, his dam, Origami, is by Fusaichi Pegasus, wasn’t far off the pace at any stage of the race. While in that form he could win again in a similar type of race.

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