Twin Creeks’ Kate and Nick Taylor had a fantastic 24 hours this past weekend following two of its farm graduates recording quality victories.
Satellite Prince (Flying Spur) saluted at Singapore on Friday night and then Care To Think (So You Think) took out the last at Doomben on Saturday.
The Taylors’ Twin Creek operation consists of a 280 acre property situated in the heart of the Samaria Valley, between Mansfield and Benalla.
Although not breeding their own mares currently, Nick and Kate remain passionate about foaling a handful of mares for clients.
“We are a small operation, and I like to keep it that way, as it means I can really get to know the mares and the youngsters,” Kate Taylor said.
“I can always pick up any problems quickly…that is something I pride myself on.
“This year we would have about six mares to foal down for my wonderful group of clients that breed to race mostly.
“We are actually producing winners all the time…we love to cheer on the progeny and are hopeful one of them will make the top grade.”
Doomben winner Care To Think (So You Think) is trained by Murwillumbah ‘s Matthew Dunn.
The gelding won by a length over the 1350 metres at Doomben. It was his second win from seven starts following a victory at the Gold Coast in December. Another three placings have been recorded.
Care To Think is from the Hussonet mare Slippery Madam, a half-sister to Group 1 winner Hard To Get and Group 3 winners Fumble and Reputed Groom.
Care To Think was his dam’s fourth foal and was sold through the 2015 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale. He was purchased by Gold Coast’s Neil Jenkinson for what now seems like a bargain price of $16,000.
The John O’Hara trained Singapore winner, Satellite Prince, saluted over 1600 metres in a return to form for his owners The Satellite Stable.
“The horse had a good gate speed, he was always travelling well, and he gave a very nice kick to win the race, it’s nice to have him back,” O’Hara said.
Satellite Prince is from the Thorn Park mare, Hella Good, a half sister to Group 1 and dual Group 2 winner Triple Honour (Honours List), who is out of the multiple winning producer, Myrrh (Nassipour).
He was prepared by Avenel’s Millford Thoroughbreds for 2013 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale only to be passed in for $70,000. He was later snapped up by Benalla’s Nolen Racing and sold through the 2013 Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale where he was purchased by a Singapore buyer for $80,000.
Kate Taylor has indicated that dams of both the weekend’s winners, Slippery Madam and Hella Good, are not currently in foal.
She says both mares are ready to breed this season and are available for purchase.
For more information contact Kate or Nick Taylor on 0419 382 204 or visit www.twincreeksthoroughbreds.com.au