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May 3, 2023
Blue Gum Farm to stand Sejardan and Flying Artie in 2023

Flying Artie will stand at Blue Gum this season (Newgate) Blue Gum Farm’s new owners further signalled their intent to become major players in the stallion market by announcing that Group 2-winning juvenile Sejardan (Sebring) will join the Victorian farm’s roster in 2023, where he will stand for an introductory fee of $13,750 (inc GST).  The son of Sebring (More Than Ready) will stand at Trilogy Racing’s Jason and Mel Stenning and Sean and Cathy Dingwall’s property alongside Flying Artie (Artie Schiller), who will command a fee of $16,500 (inc GST) in his first year at the stud, having previously stood at Newgate...

May 3, 2023
Woodside releases five-strong roster

Shalaa will headline the 2023 Woodside roster (Racing Photos) Eddie Hirsch’s Woodside Park Stud, just days after completing a deal for Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) to relocate to the Victorian farm, has confirmed a roster of five for 2023. The former Arrowfield Stud stallion Shalaa, who will stand for $22,000 (all fees inc GST), will stand alongside the “underrated” Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock) ($11,000), The Quokka (1200m) winner Overpass’s sire Vancouver (Medaglia D’Oro) ($11,000) and Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon), a consistent sire whose fee has increased to $11,000. The Juddmonte-bred stakes winner Delaware, by champion racehorse and sire Frankel (Galileo), will stand for a...

May 3, 2023
Platinum Thoroughbreds Victoria announce three exciting new additions

Palentino to stand at Platinum Thoroughbreds (Racing Photos)Palentino ridden by Mark Zahra wins the Incognitus Blamey Stakes at Flemington Racecourse on March 18, 2017 in Flemington, Australia. (John Donegan/Racing Photos) Platinum Thoroughbreds are pleased to announce three exciting additions to their 2023 roster – sons of Teofilo, Snitzel and Pierro to join the well credentialled Invincible Spirit line horse Scorpz at the Seymour stud.  The dual Gr.1 winner Palentino, the Gr.3 Vain Stakes winner Jukebox and the Gr.3 TL Baillieu Handicap winner Bellevue Hill will all stand at Platinum with the latter two being new to Victoria. “We are delighted to welcome such a nice...

May 3, 2023
2023 Rosemont Stallion Roster

Shamus Award will stand for $60,500 (Rosemont)   Rosemont Stud are proud to present our stallion roster for the 2023 season. In a period where the industry is seeing significant market growth at the very top end yet clear evidence of cooling in the middle – we are certainly conscious of just how important ‘value’ is to the astute breeder. With many recent announcements of service fee increases, we present a roster of fees that reflect the current nature of the market and one that we feel offers breeders genuine appeal & financial upside. The spectacular rise of SHAMUS AWARD – an...

October 6, 2021
VICTORIAN STALLION’S MAKE THEIR MARK IN STAKES RACES

Incentivise ridden by Brett Prebble wins the TAB Turnbull Stakes at Flemington Racecourse on October 02, 2021 in Flemington, Australia. (Reg Ryan/Racing Photos) It was a case of winners all around the country for Victorian based stallions in stakes races last Saturday as it reinforced the quality of sires on offer in the state. Victorian stallions produced eight stakes’ winners on Saturday, including two at Listed level and one each at Group 2 and 3. They won three of the four Group 1 races on offer across Australia. And at the Australian home of racing – famed Flemington – Danny...

September 21, 2021
$7.5 MILLION BOOST FOR VOBIS SIRES

Ben Hayes with Finance Tycoon after winning the The Showdown at Caulfield Racecourse on April 17, 2021 in Caulfield, Australia. (George Salpigtidis/Racing Photos) Racing Victoria (RV) and Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) are pleased to announce a $7.5 million boost to the VOBIS Sires program. The $7.5 million will be offered in the form of $30,000 vouchers on top the $20,000 VOBIS Gold bonus, exclusively to the winning owners of VOBIS Sires horses across the 250 VOBIS Gold bonus races run throughout Victoria. The vouchers may be utilised by the winning owners to purchase the progeny of a VOBIS Sire at...

March 31, 2021
UNBEATEN STARRY LEGEND NOW AIMS FOR THE SHOWDOWN

Starry Legend after winning the Apiam Animal Health VOBIS Gold Rush at Bendigo Racecourse on March 27, 2021 in Bendigo, Australia. (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos) Exciting two-year-old Starry Legend was headed to the paddock after remaining unbeaten from his two starts with another exciting victory in the VOBIS Gold Rush (1000m) at Bendigo on Saturday. But after realising that the Victorian bred colt is eligible for the $1 million The Showdown (1200m) at Caulfield on April 17, Caulfield trainer John Sadler said Starry Legend’s spell in the paddock will now be a short one. Starry Legend, a $500,000 purchase by Sadler...

October 7, 2020
THE SHOWDOWN HEADS FOR LISTED STATUS

Khoekhoe ridden by Fred W Kersley wins the The Showdown at Caulfield Racecourse on April 18, 2020 in Caulfield, Australia. (Pat Scala/Racing Photos) Above: Khoekhoe ridden by Fred W Kersley wins the The Showdown at Caulfield Racecourse (Pat Scala/Racing Photos) Already offering massive prizemoney, The Showdown could soon be rewarded with the standing many believe it deserves with support growing to give the race Listed status. The key race in the annual Victorian Owners and Breeders Race Day at Caulfield in April, The VOBIS Sires Showdown for VOBIS sires-nominated two-year-olds was launched in 2019 with $1 million in prizemoney. The...

August 21, 2020
KHOEKHOE WINS THE SHOWDOWN

Khoekhoe ridden by Fred W Kersley wins the The Showdown at Caulfield Racecourse on April 18, 2020 in Caulfield, Australia. (Pat Scala/Racing Photos) A chance encounter about five years ago, was the beginning of the story of Khoekhoe (pronounced qwey-qwey) winning the coveted Showdown crown on Saturday. Susan Keating of Liverpool Farm and Daniel Nevill of Hollylodge Thoroughbreds could never have imagined that their encounter would lead to the win on Saturday. Susan is the owner of Liverpool Farm in Strathbogie, where she has a broodmare band of about 10 mares. Daniel is the owner of Hollylodge Thoroughbreds in Avenel....

August 21, 2020
VAINSTREAM TOO SLICK IN VOBIS GOLD DASH

Vainstream ridden by Noel Callow wins the Spendthrift Australia VOBIS Gold Sprint at Caulfield Racecourse on April 18, 2020 in Caulfield, Australia. (Pat Scala/Racing Photos) Vainstream ridden by Noel Callow wins the Spendthrift Australia VOBIS Gold Sprint at Caulfield Racecourse (Pat Scala/Racing Photos) John Pascoe knew straight away that there was something he really liked about a filly that was about to go under the hammer at the March Inglis Thoroughbred Sale in 2007. He admits he first spotted Cranbourne trainer Greg Eurell casting his eye over the filly which was by the rarely used Japanese stallion Yasey. Pascoe, a...