David Brideoake One of Victoria’s most acclaimed trainer/breeders recorded yet more stakes success over the weekend with one of his homebred gallopers.
The Brideoake trained Self Sense (Street Sense) recorded his second stakes victory in the feature Listed Ipswich Cup on Saturday.
The six-year-old gelding lead going into the home bend and then powered away from the field winning by an impressive seven lengths on the soft track.
Bred by Brideoake, Self Sense has now won eight of his 40 career starts for career prize money earning of $664,140.
David Brideoake has achieved many successes as a breeder.
His premier result as a breeder has been the Group 1 Galaxy Stakes win on bonny mare Griante, but he and the family have bred a string of other top quality gallopers including Magic Millions Sprint winner Target In Sight and stakes winners Shylight, and Thames Court.
Added to that are many city winners such as Harmony, Biancon Rose and Jugahlation. Most recently he has bred and trained the Mornington metro-winner Street Spun and the Flemington winner Northern Journey.
“I have around a dozen mares that I breed from every year,” Brideoake explains.
“I’ve got a property at Violet Town that is managed by my son, Tom, which caters for my mares and some for clients. Around 20 mares all up.
“I trained Self Sense’s mum, Be My Person, who was a very good racehorse and won a Saturday race in town (Moonee Valley).
“She was a terrific broodmare too : six winners from seven to race. Self Sense’s half sister, Shylight, was a Group winner in Adelaide, while his half brothers, Ambitious Glory (Hong Kong) and Bulldozer (Singapore) have won overseas.
“It’s been a terrific family over the years (Lonhro, Lankan Rupee, Tavago et al), while one of Be My Person’s daughters in Street Belle has produced a multiple winner in Street Spun that won a race for me at Mornington last Monday.
“Unfortunately, Be My Person died at the end of 2015 and the last foal she left was a Reset colt that’s now a yearling, but I’ve got three daughters out of the mare to go on with.
“We tend to keep all the fillies and race them with friends and long-time clients. By racing the mothers too you really get to pick up on certain traits in the family and it helps to orchestrate the breeding and training.”