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Mossfun keeps record in tact

Mossfun, a winner at her last three starts, is generating a lot of interest in the Golden Slipper market after her authoritative win in the Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

It was another jewel in the crown for her sire, Mossman, who is experiencing a remarkable season at Vinery.

Now in his nineteenth year, and his thirteenth season at stud, it is not that common to see a sire get a precocious two year old, such as Mossfun, in what should be regarded as his declining years.

Mossman is the exception and certainly not the rule, he could be likened to a good red, it just gets better with age.

He has inherited much of that longevity from his own sire, Success Express, who stood at several studs throughout Australia and also in New Zealand at one stage.

It would be fitting to see Mossman sire a Golden Slipper winner as he is from a family that has produced a Slipper success in Guineas, who won the coveted Slipper in 1997.

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Mossman - A great head study

Mossfun is coming into calculations as a definite Slipper threat, she has proved she has the speed to be handy for most of the trip and can run on as was shown of Saturday.


Season Rolls On For Vinery

Vinery, the leading stud in the Hunter Valley, is enjoying another great season with its sires to the fore with a list of winners.


Mossman is the current flagship for Vinery, his latest Stakes winner, Mossfun, is proving a pretty handy filly, her win in the Widden Stakes was impressive, she turned in a big run, whether the Hawkes team will go on with her to the Golden Slipper is yet to be decided.


While Mossfun was collecting the laurels at Rosehill, Agister was playing his part with a win over 1100 metres at Morphettville.


Both winners will be represented at the Sydney Easter Sales with each having a half relation in the catalogue.


It was not all about Mossman though, Testa Rossa was in the act as well with a two state double when the inform Exceedingly won at Doomben, and Testamezzo completed the double at Ascot.


Husson, now located at Vinery, is proving more that a useful sire, he was unbeaten as a racehorse winning five times, Hi Son presented him with a winner when he won at Doomben.  


Vinery Rolls On

Vinery continues to have an extraordinary season, the stallions are getting winners, it is made to order with the Sydney Easter Sales approaching, the stud will again be represented with a quality draft of high class yearlings.

Excites, one of the few sons of Danewin still at stud, was back among the winners when Sistine Demon won his fifth race on end at Caulfield on Saturday, and Red Express saluted at Rosehill, giving the good looking bay sire a two state double.

More Than Ready continues to come up with good horses season after season, and he has struck gold again in Nayeli, a brilliant filly from a magnificent family, with her pedigree she is a sure investment.

Mossman continues to sire winners at a consistent rate, with Admiral keeping the flag flying winning the Elwick Stakes in Hobart.


Vinery On A Winning Roll

Winners continue to roll in for Vinery, as was seen at Canterbury last Friday night, when three of the stud’s sires were represented by winners on the seven race cards.

The evergreen Mossman struck the first blow when the four year old mare, Stolen Kisses, trained by Guy Walter, at Warwick Farm.

Mossman has international status having sired winners in seven different countries; he has sired 71 winners so far this season.

More Than Ready, the leading sire by progeny earnings, sired Knoydart on the same program and the grand sire of Moozoon, winner of the Listed Desert Gold Stakes at Trentham.

The third leg of the Canterbury treble went to Casino Prince when Transonic won the sponsored Congrats @ Vinery, for fillies and mares.


Vinery’s Remarkable Season

With nearly half the racing season completed, progeny earnings from Vinery based sires have reached a staggering $ 16.596. million.

There is not much between Testa Rossa and Mossman, about $300.000; however, if Unencumbered can add the Golden Slipper Stakes to his already impressive record, his sire would have unassailable lead.

It has been a great effort for the stud, the management and the staff, at the leading breeding farm, that is really on the crest of a wave at present.

Myboycharlie has a future Group filly in Peggy Jean; she turned in a big performance when defeating Boomwaa in the Inglis Classic, at Randwick.

While Excites, by Danewin, continues to chip away, with a minimum of fuss, he is a nice horse and is currently on a roll shown by recent results.

Mossman is doing the job expected of him, he just continues to sire winners , a double on Saturday, per medium of Corporate Takeover at Flemington, and the win of Party Dress at Randwick.

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Corporate Takeover by Mossman winning at Flemington 



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