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Victorian Breeding Bites

  • Very promising to see 9 Victorian bred/sired horses in the 16 horse Group 1 Blue Diamond field on Saturday. This is up from just 5 Victorian breds in 2015 and a mere 3 in 2014. Flying Artie, bred by Victoria’s John Shannon lead the way coming in second after a tough run.
  • Capitalist and Dieters, both sired by Woodside Park’s Written Tycoon, are expected to make their race track return this Saturday in the Group 2 Todman Stakes at Randwick. Both are well in the market for the Golden Slipper. Another Golden Slipper chance Defcon, bred by Victoria’s Gleneagles Stud, is also entered for this Saturday’s race.
  • Mitchell Road, a son of Eliza Park sire Magnus, booked his trip to the $400,000 ATC Country Championship Final following a strong runner up effort in the Wagga Wagga $100,000 heat last Saturday.
  • Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm graduate Barnato was back in the winning stall at Singapore on Friday night. Trained by Patrick Shaw, it was his first win since October 2014.
  • Triple Effort, a son of Eliza Park sire Sharkbite got his first win at Yarra Valley on the weekend. He was bred by Jonathan Munz’s GSA Bloodstock.
  • Jennyfromtheblock (by former Swettenham Stud sire Kaphero), a $22,500 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling purchase from Ampulla Lodge won the 955 metre 55 second challenge race at Moonee Valley on Friday night. She is trained by Lloyd Kennewell in Adelaide and has won more than $235,000 now.
  • There was a win last week at Pakenham to Victorian bred Prussian Vixen (a son of Bombora Downs sire King of Prussia). He was bred and now trained/owned by Michael Mehegan.
  • Our Miracle won last week at Warrnambool for local trainer Merv McKenzie. The winner was bred in Victoria by Dr Angus McKinnon and is sired by Riverbank Farm’s Astronomer Royal.
  • The Makybe bred Believe remains unbeaten after two runs following her win at Rosehill and looks set for black type racing. Trained by Anthony Cummings in Sydney, her dam is Optimist, a sister to Makybe Diva.
  • At Launceston on its Cup Day, Hot Dipped (by Woodside Park sire Written Tycoon) won the Listed 2yo Gold Sovereign Stakes making it 3 wins from as many runs for the super impressive juvenile.
  • Impressive debut win by 3yo filly Our Sevira at Bendigo last week. She was bred by TBV member Thomas Inglis from Korumburra and is sired by Eliza Park International’s prolific sire Magnus.

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