Below are a few bites of Victorian breeding results and other stories from the past week. If you have any interesting such stories, please send them to

Makybe masters

The Makybe breeding operation has had a sensational past three weeks with winners including Amicus (a Group 2), Believe, Lani Girl, King’s Command (3 in a row), Pattern, Wales, Miss Choosey, Pure Karma, Taqneen and more.

Inglis Classic Sale

Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney highlights for Victorian breeders included

  • China Horse Club and the USA’s Winstar Farm paid $305,000 for a son of Written Tycoon, Lot 362.
  • Rosemont Stud sold two yearlings by their sire Starspangledbanner including Lot 566 colt going to Diamond Lodge for $130,000. They also sold an All American colt for $110,000.
  • Larneuk Stud had four lots for sale in Sydney including Lot 66, an I Am Invincible colt, selling for $65,000 to Prime Thoroughbreds and Lot 491, a Poet’s Voice colt, selling for $75,000 to a NSW buyer.
  • Lot 291, a Written Tycoon grey colt with an unusual series of markings sold for $110,000 to Lindsay Park Racing
  • A record price of $80,000 was recorded for a Moshe yearling when a QLD buyer purchased Lot 499, a colt by the young Eliza Park International sire.
  • Lot 358, the first ever progeny of Swettenham Stud’s Melbourne Cup winning sire Americain go through an Australasian yearling sales ring sold for $40,000. A further 26 will be sold at Melbourne Premier Sale.

Sale Turf Club feature win

The Lanyon family of Mildura bred Kirani who won the Sale Turf Club’s summer feature, the $80,000 Sale Quality. Kirani is by former Swettenham Stud sire Dash for Cash.

Black Caviar partners win

Four year old Hunted won her maiden at Bordertown over the past week. She is by Eliza Park sire Wanted and was bred by Black Caviar partners Peter Moody and Neil Werrett.

Hong Kong Victorian bred wins

  • Victorian bred Grand Plus saluted at Sha Tin, Hong Kong on the weekend. He was bred by Anderson Bloodstock in Victoria and is by former Darley Victorian shuttle sire Hard Spun.
  • Earlier in the week, Torquay’s Tara Farm gained further success with the win of Lucky Year at Happy Valley. He now has 4 wins from 7 runs and earnings of more than AUD$560,000.

Corinella’s Lauriston breds keep winning

The Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm graduate success continued throughout the week with wins by Typecast and Stimulatte. It follows a farm record of 12 winners in January.

The VOBIS master trainer

Cranbourne trainer Robbie Griffiths trained a treble at Pakenham last week and perhaps not surprisingly for this VOBIS yearling buying master all were Victorian bred! The winners were Felicette, Scandimania and The Terricks.

TBV Life Member breeds a winner

TBV Life member Joan Walker scored a winner with her homebred Amadeus winning on debut at Pakenham. The Mick Kent trained Amadeus is from the direct family of the Walker’s former champion Reckless.

Victorian bred 2yos in Blue Diamond

25 Victorian bred/sired 2yos still in remain in the Blue Diamond after Third Declarations. This doesn’t include impressive Blue Diamond Fillies Preview winner, the Hesket Bloodstock bred Sword of Light, who will have to pay a late entry fee should her owners want her in the Group 1 feature.

Bianconi winners

In the week of his untimely death, Ridgeview Park sire Bianconi had three winners Kingsgrove win in South Australia at Strathalbyn while in NSW he had Aim for Glory win at Taree and The Flash One at Mudgee

Limerick Lane’s Terang double success

Limerick Lane homebred Vintage Valley broke his maiden last week at Terang for trainer Peter Moody and owners which include Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater, Limerick Llane’s Gerry Ryan and former Rugby League player and now executive John Ribot. Limerick Lane had a double at Terang with L’Original also winning.

Danesis’ first ever runner

Brooker Park (based near Warragul) sire Danesis had his first ever runner with Zarsis racing at Moonee Valley on Friday night in the two year-old race. The 2yo trained and bred by Lyn Tolson performed admirably to run 5th.

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