SATB AGM Wed 16th Oct 7pm

The Annual General meeting of the South Australian Thoroughbred Breeders will be held on Wednesday the 16th of October.

All past and present members are welcome to attend – special guest speaker will be Nick Redin , COO of the TRSA who will provide an update and overview on the direction of the industry.

Meeting commencing at 7pm – light supper provided post meeting.

G1 Win for Viddora

Congratulations to Dr. Terry Hodgson, Riva Ridge Stud on the great win by VIDDORA in the G1 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot WA.  Bred by Terry Hodgson who also retained a racing share, VIDDORA  by I am Invincible out of the Colombia mare Snow Flight trained by Lloyd Kennewell was ridden to perfection by Joe Bowditch  – a real South Australian success story

Mint Lane – A Month of Firsts in March

Hero Time became Mint Lane’s first Hong Kong winner  scoring by 1.6 lengths over 1200m at Happy Valley on 7th March.  Friday night racing at Moonee Valley produced a Mint Lane quinella  by Our Gladiator and Another Diamond.  Willi Willi became Mint Lane’s first Stakewinner scoring in the Albury Gold Cup, taking his record to 5 wins and 1 second from only 12 starts.
He has also produced local winners over the last few weeks including, Shall We Hope, Irish Mint, Whistling Mikado, Mint Collector and Aussie Bob and is the sire of the Singapore winners Come and Take All and Master Miner.
With only 76 progeny to race he has an impressive strike rate of 60% winners to runners with earnings approaching $3 million.
Mint Lane stands at Willow Grove Stud, Woodside , 2018 fee $3300 (inc gst)

Finalists Announced for Godophin Awards 5/4/18

The finalists in the 2018 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards have been selected from a record field of 300 nominations. The judging panel, led by South Australia’s chief stipendiary steward Johan Petzer, have settled on 14 finalists from whom the seven winners will be chosen. “The GSSSA, now in its fourth year, is a fantastic initiative supported by Godolphin, Racing Australia and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia,” Petzer said. “The judging panel continues to be impressed by the outstanding quality of the nominations. There is no doubt the quality of the nominees in 2018 is impressive, which makes the task of determining the winners a difficult one for the panel.” The winners, plus the overall Thoroughbred Excellence Award winner, will be announced at the official Stud and Stable Staff Awards Ceremony at Morphettville Racecourse on Friday, 4 May. The finalists in each category are:

  • Leadership – Peter Keating, Newgate Farm (NSW) and Jade Rossington, Willow Park Stud (NSW).
  • Horsemanship – Warren Sutton, McEvoy Mitchell Racing (SA) and Scott Eeles, Godolphin (NSW).
  • Dedication To Breeding – Angus McAlpine, Eureka Cambooya Stud and Patrick Sheehan, Coolmore Stud (NSW).
  • Dedication To Racing – Joe Agresta, Malua Racing (VIC) and Steve Adams, Anthony Freedman Racing (VIC).
  • Administration – Michelle Nichols, Arrowfield Stud (NSW) and Hannah Dick, Widden Stud (NSW).
  • Thoroughbred Care and Welfare – Lee Purchase, Darren Weir Racing (VIC) and Liz Andriske, Saleyard Thoroughbreds (VIC).
  • Newcomer – Jarom Rhind, Armidale Stud (TAS) and Meg Stanley, Kathryn Durden Racing (VIC).

Award to Patrick Sheehan

Congratulations to Patrick Sheehan, son of well known Cummins breeder Peter who  was the winner of the Godolphin Award for Dedication to Breeding.  This award is presented to a staff member who has shown talent in thoroughbred breeding horsemanship, consistency and reliability in a stud role.

Danish Twist Sold for $575,000

Danish Twist by Dane Shadow-Madame Flurry and half sister to Happy Trails,was purchased by Newgate Farm for $575,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Broodmare Sale today.  Danish Twist was bred by local South Australian Breeders Liz & Brenton Parker and was part of the Mill Park draft.  Triple G1 winner Jameka topped the sale at $2.6 Million.