It’s fair to say Ridgeview Park’s Phil and Fiona Sloane had a tough start to 2016 having lost two of the farm’s stallions, Dr Doute’s and Bianconi, to illness.
But the bright sun is certainly coming up over the horizon at Muskerry East with a new stallion they secured for the 2016 breeding season.
A Group 1 Champagne Stakes winner, Onemorenomore (Red Ransom), moved from Vinery last year to Ridgeview Park.
“He is just great to handle, covers well, and a pleasure to have around,” Phil said.
Since moving to Ridgeview, Onemorenomore has produced a slew of winners and perhaps his best was on the weekend when juvenile filly One More Honey won the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.
Now a candidate for further juvenile black type success – perhaps even at Group 1 level like her father – One More Honey is out of the imported Distorted Humor mare One Funny Honey.
Alongside the filly’s impressive victory, the stallion also had a Listed placegetter, a metropolitan winner and a provincial success on Saturday.
The sire is now on the verge of moving into the top fifty of the Australian sires premiership with 41 individual winners and close to $1.5 million in progeny earnings.
The Sloanes just can’t wait for the next breeding season.
“The success of One More Honey is just a great boost for his stud career and we are looking forward to more success with his progeny in the coming years,” Phil said.
“He is doing a terrific job, siring horses which can come up early and go right on with it as they mature.”
Last spring he served mares by the likes of Exceed And Excel, Danehill Dancer, More Than Ready, Encosta de Lago, Mr Prospector, Miswaki, Canny Lad, Testa Rossa and Danehill.
“With his progeny proving so tough and consistent, he is an ideal VOBIS horse and a great prospect for the owner/breeder.”
For further information on Onemorenomore contact Phil Sloane on 0488 525 063 or ridgeviewpark.com.au
Excerpts from Kristen Manning.