Star 3yo filly stays in SA hands but changes stables

MILEVA  – She is the South Australian bred 3yo filly who burst onto the scene in Jan 2020 and immediately announced herself in Blue Diamond contention.


Bred, owned and trained in South Australia.


For her 4 year old season  MILEVA changes ownership and training hands but all is not lost for the locals who came to loved the  dynamo.


Geoff and Chris Tucker of LITTLE HILLS PASTORAL CO  bred MILEVA at Yorketown – a mating of HEADWATER with LADY EINSTEIN a winning half-sister to Melbourne Group 2 winner Second Effort.


Trainers Dan Clarken & Oopie Macgillivray purchased her at the 2019 Adelaide Magic Millions – Day 1 and Book 1 for $42,000.


Under this tutelage she has delivered 4 wins from just 9 starts and proved she can match it with the top level by winning the LISTED Manihi Classic. In this win she took the scalps of some big names including LYRE, GARNER, HUMMA HUMMA and BOLD STAR.


In season 21/22 MILEVA joins the stable of Phillip Stokes after an agreement to purchase the speedster by South Australian owner and breeder Michael Birchall.

MILEVA has been in the STOKES RACING Morphettville stable for a few weeks under the eye of Tommy Stokes. Plans are in place for MILEVA to be given her opportunity during the Melbourne Spring Carnival and to no doubt add to that beautiful record.


Michael Birchall has seen success at the highest levels and the story of BOUNDING is one of the most unique stories in breeding and racing after he sold horse as a yearling for $425,000.

BOUNDING went on to become a G1 winner of the Railyway in NZ and was then later sold  to John Moynihan, for America’s Stonestreet Farm for $1.9M at the 2016 Magic Millions National Broodmare sale.

In a storyline that keeps delivering a new chapter her first foal , a colt,  sold for $4.1M and all of this being wrapped up nicely with a close connection to the family of English Derby Winner Anthony Van Dyck.


Could MILEVA be the creation of another bestseller full of worldwide racing and breeding chapters ?




AWAY GAME set to test her AWAY GAME


Another impressive win for the #MillParkRaised bred AWAY GAME

Trainer Ciaron Maher revealed that he’d been looking for an excuse to set the daughter of Sitzel for a tilt at a feature race during the Breeders Cup, which will this year be run over two days in November at Del Mar.

Options could include the $1 million Grade 1 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint (1000m), the $1 million Grade 1 Filly and Mare Sprint (1400m) and the $2 million Grade 1 Breeders Cup Sprint (1200m), the latter two races on dirt.

Akeed Mofeed returns to SA in 2021

Goldin Farms confirmed this week that AKEED MOFEED would return Lindsay Park and be available to serve mares this season.


Jeff Gordon , for Goldin Farms , confirmed that  he would stand in SA in 2021 for $8800


Already proven and well known to so many in South Australia, Akeed Mofeed is proven sire with Stakes winners at 2 and 3 :


Assertive Approach (AUS) 2015 2019 MVRC Carlyon Stakes L
2019 SAJC Lightning Stakes L
Jyoti (AUS) 2017 2020 TTC Gold Sovereign Stakes L


Akeed Mofeed was a winner of the 2013 BMW Hong Kong Derby and Longines Hong Kong Cup 


Akeed Mofeed Covered his largest book in 2019  whilst his progeny sold up to $200,000 in 2019 and $140,000 in 2020


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Murray Bridge Racing Club – Breeders & Owners Day




The Murray Bridge Racing Club is conducting an Owner’s & Breeders Raceday on Sunday 13 June.

Owners on the day, Members of the SA Thoroughbred Breeders and SAROA will be provided with free entry, a free first shout from the bar and a few nibbles during the day all within the Macquarie Room at Gifford Hill.

An outstanding initiative from the  Racing Industry during Covid has been so fortunate to continue on, we feel that the Owners although also appreciative of the continuance have had to make their own sacrifices particularly with the raceday experience. We are wanting this day to be a mix and mingle of Owners & Breeders and we will look to have a few interviews with some of our industry identities.

We are seeking your assistance to find a total of 7 sponsors for the day to take up naming rights and the club will offer these at a very low rate of $250 each but also to invite the members of your association to participate on the day.

This will be a great opportunity to have a good vibe between Breeder’s and Owners at the races at our spectacular racecourse on a long weekend.

We have created a link below which allows you to register and to assist the club with booking numbers, event preparation and identification we have attached a link below which will take them to a booking page.

Type in the promo code TBBS21 and that will bring up the free link.

Just put in your name/s and we will have you booked in.

Unique Chantilly win for South Australian Breeder

It is not often that 11pm on a Monday evening delivers high levels of emotion and excitement but South Australian thoroughbred breeder, owner and major enthusiast Peter Katelanis doesn’t do things by halves.

Matthew Kelly from the SA Breeders caught up with Peter this morning to hear the news and unique back story to a win that has many reasons for excitement.

“It was just amazing Matt, what a thrill !” Peter said of the overnight win.

“He’s special to me and my family as we raced the mare, sold her to stud and then bought this boy back with great friends. It’s definitely a highlight and I’m so proud.”

He is the first foal of Group  3 placed Kodiac mare Fixette, who comes from the family of dual Group I winning stayer Gallante whose wins included the Group 1 Sydney Cup.

Peter Katelanis sold the mare and then bought back into the colt also due to the close connection that he  has formed with Nicolas de Chambure, who runs French stud Haras d’Etreham and his stallion Almanzor.

Peter Katelanis said “We had been hearing very good things about our colt so Nico and I enquired about her second foal, a filly by No Nay Never, we’ve taken  bought 50 per cent”

“I was keen to get international blood into my families’ its a fantastic outcome. A Mist Opportunity is over there now and her first foal is by Showcasing she will go through the sales. She’s also dropped a lovely Wootton Bassett colt that we might look to race together.”

Trained by Francis Henri Graffard , Faro de San Juan scored an impressive win in the five and a half furlong juvenile maiden featuring nine runners.

Importantly  he is by Wootton Bassett’s champion son Almanzor  who has been first season sire highlight at Australasian yearling sales in 2021 and now delivers his first Northern Hemisphere win with this colt on debut at Chantilly in France.

Peter Katelanis is a member of the South Australian Thoroughbred Breeders and attended the 2021 SA Breeders Awards evening to be presented his TopSport Horse of the Year Finalist award for Grp 2 winner Shrouded in Mist.









The #SABred winner of the MANIHI CLASSIC 2021
This talented 3yo filly is by Headwater from Lady Einstein and takes her record to 4 wins from just 7 starts.
Congratulations her breeders Chris Tucker and Dr Geoff Tucker of Little Hills Pastoral Company

Trainers Dan Clarken & Oopie Macgillivray originally has  Group 1 plans for Mileva going forward to the Blue Diamond Stakes in 2020 however those plans went amiss and they gave her time.

Clarken said  “We got her for $42,000 at the Adelaide Magic Millions and she broke-in without putting a foot wrong,” he added. “That’s looking a pretty cheap buy now.”

Mileva (2f Headwater – Lady Einstein by Magic Albert) is the first foal of a winning half-sister to Melbourne Group 2 winner Second Effort (Mossman).

Her price-tag was well below expectations because she wouldn’t leave her box or enter the sale-ring without a lead pony!

It was the first Listed success for jockey Anna Jordsjo who confirmed the stable has always had a big opinon of the filly “I thought this time last year we were going to have a lot of fun through the carnival but she was a bit shin-sore through her two-year-old preparation and she’s just needed that time to mature.”

The three-year-old filly will now be aimed at next month’s Listed Redelva Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville, with the Group 2 Tobin Bronze Stakes (1200m) in May also a potential target.