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Vinery’s Quartet

Vinery based sires were prominent over the week-end siring winners in four separate states.

Myboycharlie and Excites were turning it on at Rosehill Gardens with the respective winners Downtown Charlie and Scream Machine, Casino Prince continued his run of success when Diavel saluted at Moe.

More Than Ready is never far away from a winner, bobbing up at Belmont, in Perth, when inform mare, Celebrity Miss, gave her rivals a galloping lesson over 1200 metres, starting favourite at $2.70.


Congrats Ready To Strike

Few sires have entered the stud scene with a more imposing record than Congrats, who shaping up for his fourth season at Vinery, a leading stud in the Hunter Valley.

However, he is no stranger in the U S where his progeny are proving a revelation when he recorded a winning double with Tulira’s Star, opening her winning account at Arlington Park, and Flying Frank zipping over 700 metres in 40.80s at Canterbury Park.

Congrats is a well established sire in the United States, he went to stud in 2007, his progeny hit the blocks running with 26 individual winners from that first crop, an amazing performance seldom seen by a sire in any part of the world.

His progeny are displaying a great speed influence, obviously through his dam, Praise, by Mr Prospector who has proved a source of early maturity.

This is a winning dam line, in fact nearly perfect, Praise, the dam of Congrats, left six winners from seven foals to race while his grand dam, Wild Applause by Northern Dancer, was a marvel in her own right leaving 10 winners from 11 foals to race.

Congrats, by A P Indy, commenced his stud career in Florida before moving on to Vinery’s base in Kentucky, is a proven sire in the United States where he has sired 33 Stakes winners with a high percentage rate of winners to starters of 73 per cent.

His rising two year olds will be given every chance with leading trainers, David Payne, David Hayes and John Hawkes, all purchased nice yearlings by Congrats, and their presence will be awaited with interest.

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Congrats byA P Indy at Vinery 


Casino Prince among the winners

Casino Prince was among the winning sires at Rosehill, when Timeless Prince and Transonic credited him with a running double.

This will be his second stud season at Vinery after having being relocated from Patinack at the beginning of last season.

Casino Prince is quite a handsome horse with a great deal of appeal, he has now joined his son, All Too Hard, on the Vinery sire’s roster.

He is getting winners when it really counts, a time when breeders are beginning to consider the selection of a sire for their mares.

Casino Prince is the most successful sire son of Flying Spur, a very good horse, he won the races that really counted, the Golden Slipper Stakes, Australian Guineas and the All Aged Stakes, in all he won five Group races among his six wins.

Whilst Casino Prince hasn’t inherited the success of his sire, they rarely do, he is consistently chipping away steadily with prize money approaching $9 million.


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It’s All Happening At Scone

Scone, the horse capitol of Australia, is playing host to racing and breeding buffs this week–end.

With record stakes distribution of $1.330 million Scone is firmly entrenched among the richest race meetings outside of a capitol city.

Broodmare owners will be offered the cream of the bloodstock world with the parade of stallions each day at Vinery Stud, with the exception of champion sire, More Than Ready, who is winding up his Northern Hemisphere commitments.

Ballydoyle trainer, Aidan O’Brian, has ambitious plans for More Than Ready’s star U S performer Verrazano, who makes his English debut in the Group1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury tomorrow, his principle mission being the Group1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in mid June .

In his absence the following Vinery sires to be paraded include the outstanding three year old of 2012 -13racing season All Too Hard, he is approaching his second season at stud, Mossman, he has had an amazing year with the evergreen Testa Rossa, Breeders Cup Juvenile success Pluck , Husson, Onemorenomore, Dubleo, Excites and Casino Prince.

The Testa Rossa filly, Twilight Royale, is the only horse eligible for almost $2.65 million in bonuses and prizemoney if she wins the $400,000 Inglis Scone Guineas over 1400 metres.    


Big Brown Salutes At Rosehill Gardens

Brown Bomber scored a knock out for his sire, Big Brown, winning in great style over 1800 metres at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

With the two year old season beginning to close the Sydney juvenile races are being stretched out further in distance, it caters more for the later maturing juveniles that may develop into staying types.

Melbourne race clubs have a different view, young horses are not encouraged to the same extent, there are far too many races got up for squibs.

Big Brown is a Kentucky Derby winner, he also won the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Maryland, both are legs of the Triple Crown, and at Group1 level, generally won by the proven staying horses.

His race record is sound, he only contested the better races of his age group, winning seven of his eight starts, he was the champion of his season.

His oldest progeny here are two years olds, whereas in the U S he has three year olds with an impressive winning strike rate of 50 per cent.

Brown Bomber showed the qualities of a stayer, he came into the race nicely, drawing away to win with a bit in hand.

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