Trust In A Gust. Glen Eden Stud
Glen Eden Stud stallion Trust In A Gust sadly died last month having stood seven seasons at stud.
Trust In A Gust who also stood at Swettenham Stud in the earlier part of his career, was a dual Group 1 winner on the track. He was also the winner of the VOBIS Gold Eureka, VOBIS Gold Carat, and VOBIS Gold Star, earning more than $130,000 in VOBIS bonuses across his marvellous career.
Swettenham Stud Principal Adam Sangster expressed his condolences.
“Trust In A Gust was a true champion in every sense of the word,” Sangster said.
“His exceptional racing ability combined with his undeniable presence made him a favourite among breeders and racing enthusiasts alike.
“We are immenslely proud to have bred such a remarkable stallion at Swettenham Stud with his dam, Subtle Breeze, still playing her part as a nanny on the farm.”
Widden Stud lost their stalwart stallion, Fiorente, last month, the Gai Waterhouse-trained 2012 Melbourne Cup runner-up and 2013 Melbourne Cup champion.
Fiorente was the sire of 148 winners and counting including Lunar Flare, an early fancy for the 2023 Melbourne Cup It would be an incredible moment at Flemington if the multiple stakes winner was to salute in the famous 3200m event, 10 years after her sire’s victory.
Trainer Gai Waterhouse commented, “I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Fiorente. He gave me the greatest joy of my racing life winning the Melbourne Cup in 2013. He was the most beautiful horse to train, so talented and handsome, and he took everything before him.”
Fiorente, who stood at Sun Stud prior to Widden purchasing the property, will be missed by Phil Marshall who has worked with him since his stud duties commenced in 2014.
“We’re all devastated,” Marshall said.
“Fiorente was unbelievably tough, but at the same time an absolute gentleman. The staff who knew him well are understandably shattered; he will be greatly missed not only by us but by the whole industry. Throughout his career, he was able to produce horses with the same bravery and tenacity, which he had in spades.”
“Everyone saw his daughter Lunar Flare win so impressively at Flemington recently, and she looks to have a fantastic chance to win a Melbourne Cup herself. That would be extra special for all of us here,” added Widden Stud’s Adam Henry.
Rest In Peace Trust In A Gust and Fiorente.