“It’s a great effort by all the staff and my son Tommy and Craig Williams – what a ride, he never went around another horse,” Stokes said. “It’s a big thrill for the owners Trevor and Beth.” – Phillip Stokes
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.
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.
South Australian Thoroughbred Breeder Dali Drazetic delivered a breeding highlight with the win of LIQUEURO in the St Leger Trial at Bendigo today.
Raised at Willow Grove Stud , both Dali and also the Satchell family kept shares in the youngster.
Liqueuro, ridden by Jye McNeil, wins the Bendigo St Leger Trial
The Cindy Alderson-trained Liqueuro earned the right for a first attempt in stakes company after winning the $135,000 Smartline Bendigo St Leger Trial (2200m) on Saturday.
Alderson said Liqueuro, by Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente out of Galileo mare Little Darling, would have his next start in the $150,000 Listed Galilee Series Final (2400m) at Caulfield on April 10 ahead of the $200,000 Listed VRC St Leger (2800m) at Flemington on April 25.
“It (Caulfield) won’t be the right track for him – he likes a big spacious track – then we’ll assess it from there,” Alderson said.
There is a 2YO half brother by Free Eagle to follow.
“The support of Racing SA through increased Prizemoney and perhaps more notably the recently re-launched and financially bolstered Racing Rewards Scheme (formerly SABOIS), gave the 2021 Adelaide Magic Millions sale a new lease of life and has encouraged me (Cornerstone) to reinvest back into South Australian Racing and Breeding” declared Sam Hayes in a recent Channel 7 interview.
Click the link to see the full article on the website of Cornerstone Stud