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lot 16 collodi lr Custom

 Lot 16  Bay Filly by Starcraft –Collodi by Testa Rossa, half brother to Charlie Royale winning city dam, from the family of Overreach, Reward For Effort, Capnipped,  Miss Prospect etc.


lot 48 defying gravity lr Custom

Lot 48 Bay Colt by Pluck (USA) – Defying Gravity by Flying Spur, dam a winner over 1000 metres second foal, first foal 2 Y O yet to race first three dams all winners.


lot 179 la bella louisa lr Custom

Lot 179 Brown Colt by Testa Rossa – La Bella Luisa by Clang first foal. The only colt in the sale by Testa Rossa sire of 584 winners with progeny earnings of $63,428,828.


lot 399 silent song lr Custom

Lot 399 Bay Colt by Myboycharlie – Silent Song  by Stravinsky dam city winner of four races to 1400 metres half sister to Total Response winning dam of Art Beat. 


lot 533 ausmaid lr Custom

Lot 533 Bay Colt by Onemorenomore –Ausmaid  by Elusive Quality unraced half sister to Rebel Call –Ghost , one foal to race Lead Husson winner of two races.


lot 553 bel scenica lr Custom

Lot 553 Bay Filly by Congrats --  Belscenica by Scenic winner of seven races to 2040 metres half sister to Bel Thor and Bellonic dam of five foals to race all winners.



More Than Ready is still making news, and for the right reasons, he continues to sire winners, evidence of that a running double at Randwick last Saturday.

Centre Pivot made it two wins on end for More Than Ready when he scored over 1800 metres.

The gelding has a pretty good strike rate, he hasn’t finished further back than second in his last six starts.

Centre Pivot could well get further being out of Waterwise, by Zabeel, and the family could be further enhanced as the dam has three foals yet to race, a colt and a filly are full relations to Centre Pivot and also a half brother by Testa Rossa.

The double was completed when Mihiri won the James Boag’s Premium Handicap over 1200 metres.

Mihiri is the produce out of the imported mare Danoise by Danehill, her two winners to date are both by More Than Ready.

Mossman was back in business at Hawkesbury during the week when Burnt Bridges, a winner over 1100 metres, while Excites claimed a winner in Sweet Serendipity on the same card.

The high spot at the Karaka Sales on Monday was the stylish looking bay colt with a pedigree as long as your arm by More Than Ready, out of Lovetrista, was knocked down to Peter Moody for $470,000.  


Vinery Where Winners Are Bred

Vinery Where Winners Are Bred

   Our Draft for Magic Millions

lot 114 bonded lr Custom

Lot 114 A quality filly first of the progeny by PLUCK - - BONDED, a metro winner of 4 races daughter of Danewin , dam of Afleet Esprit 4 wins to 1400 metres stakes $343,820 inc.MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude Group 2, second dam a winner by Luskin Star.

lot 199 diamond cove lr Custom 

Lot 199 Another quality filly by PLUCK –DIAMOND COVE by Octagonal, dam a consistent performer winner of 7 races $319,630 placed at Group level, dam of two foals to race both winners, from the family that produced Charge Forward and Kidman’s Cove.

lot 216 element of danger lr Custom

Lot 216 Bay or Brown Colt with a star studded pedigree bred in the purple by MORE THAN READY – ELEMENT OF DANGER winning sister to Typhoon Tracy, Red Element, Kylikwong dam of Cantonese, dam of one foal to race Essential Element by Flying Spur won two races. Stop Press Sired Last Winner At Rosehill On Saturday “Centre Pivot”

lot 246 fit and ready lr Custom

Lot 246 Bay Filly by REDOUTE’S – FIT AND READY by More Than Ready a winning half sister to Catbird Golden Slipper Stakes, Danbird and Coat dam of Pillar Of Hercules., first foal a strong family excellent pedigree indicated by two dams on the catalogue page.

lot 351 kalamata lr Custom

Lot 351 Bay Colt by CONGRATS leading sire of two year old s in the U.S.from KALAMATA by Desert Prince, dam had 6 wins inc. Group 1,two foals to race are winners from the direct family of Hucklebuck 8 wins to 1600 metres inc. Emirates Stakes Group1 stakes of $1,0076,920 and Stirling Grove by Mossman 7 wins inc. SAJC Sires Produce Stakes Group3.

lot 554 ready miss lr Custom

Lot 554 Bay or Brown Filly by SNITZEL – READY MISS by More Than Ready, dam a dual winner half sister to Run For Levi, a filly from genuine running family well endowed with a number of winners, inc. brilliant sprinter Spark Of Life triple Group 1 success winner of 11 races $1,529,260 stake earnings.


lot 559 red queen lr Custom

Lot 559 Bay or Brown Filly by MORE THAN READY – RED QUEEN by Redoute’s Choice dam was a handy race filly winning 4 races half sister to She Will Be Loved , this is her fourth foal already the dam of Luke’s Luck winner of the WATC Karrakatta Plate Group 2.

lot 646 star wish lr Custom

Lot 646 Bay Colt by TESTA ROSSA – STARWISH by Redoute’s Choice, another well bred colt out of the Vinery draft by the ever green sire Testa Rossa sire of 3 City winners since New Years Day, dam unraced sister to Starfish half sister to Brilliant Bisc third dam Stella Cadente multiple Group winner.


Dad Just Looked On

The Hawkes stable is a closely knit team, with father, John, sharing the load with sons, Wayne and Michael; they have a proven partnership and are getting results.

At Moonee Valley, on Saturday, John stood back at the media briefing, allowing Wayne to do all the talking after the win of Headwater in the Cactus Imaging Plate.

It wasn’t hard to be impressed by the colt’s win, there is plenty of upside to him, he looks the perfect racehorse with an interesting time ahead of him.

He will be eased now with the autumn riches firmly implanted on the agenda, with the main targets, the Blue Diamond Stakes and the Golden Slipper Stakes, they look logical races over the autumn.

His opened at $1.45 and it never altered, it was a case of odds on, and look on, there was no serious betting against him.

It was an excellent ride by James Winks, whilst running second for most of the way he allowed the colt plenty of time to balance up before asking for much.

Once the straight was entered Winks still had a lap of horse, it was then just a matter of how far.

Headwater has a great pedigree, he cost $500,000 as a yearling, he is by Exceed And Excel, Darley’s perennial money spinner, from River Dove, she won the Group1 Oakleigh Plate and she is line bred to Bletchingly 3X3, with three distinct lines to Star Kingdom.

The big studs in the Hunter Valley will be monitoring his progress closely as a future sire, the managing owner is the Vinery Stud Syndicate.

Headwater 27-12-2014 WIN Moonee Valley 1 Sli  D4S 5441 CustomHeadwater returning to scale under James Winks


Vinery Still Ticking Away

Vinery sires remain at the forefront as the stud that is enjoying a great season, and maybe the best is yet to come.

This is the time of year when sires need to shine, with the Magic Million yearling sales commencing in the middle of next month on the Gold Coast.

Casino Prince continues to keep chipping away, a win at Canterbury last week, via Casino Dancer, and the win of Casino Swoop at Taree won’t do him any harm either.

Buyers will have the choice of five select yearlings at the Magic Millions Sales by Casino Prince; he does sire horses reflecting his own image.

Sam Kavanagh also produced a handy type at Canterbury when Centre Pivot, by the ever green More Than Ready, he easily accounted for a handy field, he may ultimately graduate to Saturday Company.


Congrats Going Places


Congrats is quickly gaining reputation as a prominent two year old sire in the northern hemisphere.  

Vinery’s champion sire, Congrats, has continued his sensational winning run with two year olds in Japan.

Gerbe d’Or, Kentucky bred colt, created a big impression winning in Japan, he was ridden by Melbourne Cup winning jockey, Ryan Moore.


Congrats has sired 16 individual juvenile winners from his first North American crop to race, and he is going to get full opportunity here, he will be represented with 22 lots to be sold at the Magic Millions Sales on the Gold Coast next month.

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