The success of Robert and Sylvie Crabtree’s Dorrington Farm, now based at Nagambie, continues to roll on providing a significant fillip for their yearlings being sold in coming months.

Dorrington Farm bred winners this year have already included the likes of Cavalero (Helmet) at Flemington and impressive two-year-old Enbihaaar (Magnus) on debut at Morphettville.

But it was the Crabtrees’ beautifully bred filly Bella Martini (Stratum) saluting in the $150,000 Listed Gosford Guineas that was the real standout.

The success gave Bella Martini’s dam, Silverbeat (Distant Music), an astonishing fourth individual stakes winner.

Bella Martini was the first stakes-winning female from the mare along with her other Dorrington Farm bred half-brothers, Alpha Beat, the Singapore trained Volcanic General and the Group 2 winner, Upbeat.

Importantly, for the Crabtrees it put some more black-type into the sales page of the yearling half-sister by Snitzel being offered at April’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.

Rob Crabtree said the yearling filly is one of three outstanding youngsters offered by Dorrington Farm through the Segenhoe Stud draft.

“It’s a great result with Bella Martini’s half-sister going to Easter, and being a stand out type by Snitzel, she is a cracker. If she heads in the same way as Bella Martini, it could be the fifth stakes winner for Silverbeat,” Crabtree said.

“If you look at her pedigree, it is an extraordinary family. Every single female on her page, and there are 10 or 11 of them, has produced a black type horse and I bred them all, the mother, the grandmother and the sisters.”

The other two yearlings heading to Easter include a lovely Medaglia D’Oro filly out of the Fastnet Rock mare Gybe. Gybe is a dual Listed winning mare from the family of Champion NZ two-year-old, Anabandana.

Dorrington Farm also offers a Pierro filly out of the Magnus mare Missy Cummings. A Listed winner, this is her second foal, from the family of black type winners Lady Knockout, Expunge and Prime Again.

Dorrington Farm is gearing up for a busy Premier Sale also when they offer 13 yearlings at the Oaklands complex through Supreme Thoroughbreds.

Robert Crabtree takes us through some of his homebred youngsters that will no doubt warrant the attention of an increasingly international and sophisticated buying bench.

“The Sebring x Siken Song colt is a beauty. He is a half to two stakes horses, including the stakes placed Electric Fusion who is still running around at nine or ten years of age, having won over $550,000 in prize money.”

“The Pierro x Alzora colt is the second foal from my dual stakes winning Redoute’s Choice filly. Having won the Group 3 Vanity and the listed Ethereal Stakes, I retained her to join my broodmare band.”

“The Rubick x Charm’s Honor colt has had a great recent pedigree update, with her second foal, Enbihaaar (Magnus) winning on debut for Lindsay Park and Shadwell last Saturday.  She’s a beauty, and she will now be headed for the Blue Diamond.”

“The Olympic Glory (IRE) x Ciguaraya (USA) filly is out of my American stakes winning mare. I raced her in America and then bought her out to Australia to breed on retirement.”

“There is another good update for the Zoffany x Coniston Gem filly, being a half to another horse I bred, called Gold Standard, that has won a Group 2 in Sydney with Gai Waterhouse, and was fourth in the Golden Rose.”

“The Zoustar x Flokkati filly is a very nice yearling, and off the back of Zoustar winning the Magic Millions with Sunlight, I would expect his progeny to be in demand.

“The Magnus x Fuhrnatic colt is out of the dam of dual Group 3 winner Fuhryk…also the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes runner up. She has been a great producer and he will be a popular colt with buyers.”

“And the Magnus x Love’s Here Colt is from the consistent producer of six winners, including Listed Alinghi Stakes winner Liesele, and the Inglis Guineas winner Loved Up.”

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