(week ending 1 February 2016)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Written Tycoon winners
Written Tycoon maintains his position in 2nd place on the Australian Sires Premiership (by winners) with 80 winners for the season thus far. In Hong Kong on Sunday, his son New Asia Sunrise, saluted while the star Woodside Park sire also had winners in Adelaide, NSW, Albury and Kyneton over the weekend and an impressive 2yo winner, Hot Dipped in Launceston mid-week.
Von Costa De Hero double
Riverbank Farm sire Von Costa De Hero continues to get winners around Australia. He had 2 wins in 2 days this past weekend as Von Costa De Hero won at Geelong on Sunday for Ballarat trainer Archie Alexander while Chappo De Hero won at Lismore on Saturday.
A number of Victorian bred or sired yearlings were sold at the Karaka sales last week. These included:
- a son of Written Tycoon selling for NZ$80,000 to Aquanita Racing
- a Magnus yearling sold to NZ’s Wexford Stables for NZ$90,000
- NZ$120,000 for a daughter of Reset bought by Next Level Bloodstock & Malua Racing
- a son of Stryker sold for NZ$80,000. This colt was a half to Nigel Blackiston’s stakes winner Exclusive Lass
- NZ$70,000 for a Victorian bred son of Anacheeva
- a daughter of Helmet, sold for NZ$85,000 to Rosemont Stud
Volitant gets a winner
There was a win at Geelong on Sunday to Corstens/Malua Racing’s Victorian bred filly Aurora Flyer. She is by Victorian sire Volitant who stands at the Seymour farm of trainer Alan Diggins
Delightful Choice, delightful winner
A great result for Ray Jones and his Victorian sire Delightful Choice at Launceston last Wednesday evening with Greenmount Lass (by Delightful Choice) winning in her 2nd start. Delightful Choice covered 34 mares this past season which was almost double what he did in 2014.
Vic bred entries in Australian Guineas
The Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington is a big target for no less than 29 Victorian bred or sire three-year-olds. Fifteen Victorian sires are represented among these entries. Equiano, Written Tycoon and Reward for Effort all have two entries. Entries include VRC Oaks winner Jameka (bred by Gilgai) & the dual stakes winning son of Reward for Effort, Gold Symphony.
Vic bred entries in Golden Slipper
Twenty-four Victorian sired 2yos (by 17 sires) still hold the dream of making the Group 1 Golden Slipper. They include hot favourite and Magic Millions Classic winner Capitalist (by Written Tycoon).
Rich Enuff wins trial
Rich Enuff, a Group 2 winning son of Written Tycoon, had an impressive trial win in Sydney last week under new trainers, Peter & Paul Snowden. With a post race career at Woodside Park beckoning, connections are determined to snag an elusive Group 1 victory in the autumn.
Deceased Daliapour gets a winner
Return to Justice won well at Mornington for local trainer Matt Laurie Racing, the principal trainer for breeder/owner Lucky Racing (managed by Robert Ng). He is the third winner from just five runners for multiple Group 1 winning sire Daliapour (also owned by Mr Ng). Daliapour stood at Rosemont Stud until passing away last year (after three seasons at stud).
Makybe bred winner
King’s Command, bred by Makybe, beat the favourites and won at Flemington for owners Spicer Thoroughbreds and trainers Corstens/Malua Racing. He was purchased for $190,000 at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.
Vics dominate Kembla Grange
It was a good day at Kembla races on Saturday with multiple wins to Victorian bred horses including Spanish Stride (bred by former VRC CEO Julian Sullivan), Lani Girl (Makybe) Junoesque (bred by Tarcoola Stud) and Global Glamour (Lauriston Thoroughbreds).
Solicit returns in form
Contract Racing’s homebred heroine Solicit returned to racing at Rosehill on Saturday running 2nd in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes. The Gerald Ryan trained mare’s key aim this preparation is securing a Group 1 victory.
Well bred Onerous scores
The Hawkes Racing trained Onerous won at Flemington on Saturday first up this preparation. He is by former Swettenham Stud sire Dash for Cash and is a sibling to stakes winners Arinosa and Sweet Sherry. Swettenham is selling his full brother at the upcoming Melbourne Premier Sale.
Sirbible wins in city again!
Sirbible, a son of Greta West sire God’s Own continued his good city racing form with a win at Morphettville. He is now returning home to Alice Springs with trainer Russell Bell.
Vic bred entries for Dubai World Cup races
There are a number of Victorian bred/sired entries in Dubai’s annual World Cup races including Gun Pit (breeder: A Smeaton), Rock Cocktail (Tara Farm), Harry’s Son (Cranton Bloodstock), I’m In Charge (Robert Crabtree – by Eliza Park sire Magnus), Banaadeer (Robert Anderson), Long John (Darley, Vic), Sirbible (Yallambee Stud – by Greta West sire God’s Own) & Rad (by Woodside Park sire Foreplay)