EDUARDO provides Willow Grove Stud Stallion HOST a Grp 2 Missile win

He may have passed but can EDUARDO provide HOST with a runner in the $AU15M.

The worlds richest turf race could be on the spring agenda for Joe Pride’s recent stable acquisition Eduardo who put his hand up for a potential slot in The Everest 2020 winning the Group 2 $200,000 Missile Stakes (1200m).  

Eduardo was named by Pride following his gutsy Missile Stakes win in the wet at Rosehill on Saturday as a genuine chance for the $15 million The Everest (1200m).

Ralph Satchell,Principal of Willow Grove Stud spoke to the SA Breeders after the win and said:

“It was wonderful to HOST recognised as being able to produce a group performer. He has delivered much success over a sustained period of time and has another good week with multiple winners.”

Willow Grove will have two of the stallions progeny in their Adelaide Magic Millions draft in March 2021 with Mr Satchell saying ” One in particular looks just like EDUARDO. I’d imagine everyone will want to have a good look at him.”

Trainer Joe Pried announced “I’m just waiting for a call from a slot holder. I think he’s a really good sprinter and he’s shown in his two runs here he can, one, run 1200 metres and, two, he’s adaptable.”

“He is an exciting horse…on real terms he’s a lot younger than seven so there’s plenty of horse left in him.”

Jockey Nash Rawiller said “He’s got a motor,he showed exceptional speed out of the gates today and got into his comfort zone quick.

“He got really lost in the straight…but once inside the 150m he really let down well and was strong over the line. He come here underdone the other day and he’s taken natural improvement off that.”

Futures betting on The Everest at has Eduardo as a $31 chance in markets.

Trevor and Beth Roberston’s filly Celebrity girls win the SAJC Oaklands Plate LR

Instant Celebrity was raised at the Watson family’s renowned South Australian nursery Mill Park Stud and Chris Watson remembers her well.

“She’s very similar to Celebrity Girl, a lovely strong type, with great depth of girth – overall just a very athletic style of filly.

“She was always an attractive type to the eye from day one and being by Not A Single Doubt, she was a filly we all agreed would be one to keep and race. We could not be happier for Trevor and Beth. A well deserved stakes win!”

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SA Stallion Valentia launches his 2yo’s in style

The history of the Paella is much like the history of the Yorkshire Hotpot or the Hungarian Goulash.  It’s a peasant’s meal that utilises local ingredients and leftovers to create a dish that can happily feed a hungry family returning from the fields.

The Paella originated from Valencia and much like the city’s namesake, Group Two winner VALENTIA is on the brink of making something out of nothing.’s-Paella


On Wednesday, April 29 bidding will open on Magic Millions inaugural online sale which features 70 lots of weanlings, yearlings, broodmares from Cornerstone Stud. There will also be a select group of race and breeding propositions offered by Cornerstone clients.

The way we all do business is changing and the bloodstock industry has shown a great deal of flexibility and resilience in the past month,” Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch explained.

We are delighted to be partnering with Cornerstone Stud to assist them with their on-farm dispersal. There is something on offer for everyone and we expect there will be some very good buying given the economic climate.” Bowditch concluded.

According to Cornerstone Stud principal Sam Hayes the timing of the sale has been a mixed blessing.

The fact we were able to move the sale online was obviously essential but as for our timing, I am confident that our reputation for selling quality stock at affordable prices will only be enhanced after this week.”

We sell top quality weanlings every year as we only have space to prepare so many yearlings. We also have a lovely selection of mares that we are offering on behalf of Cornerstone Stud and our partners. The show must go on.” Hayes explained.

The sale closes on Tuesday, May 5 and buyers can register to bid by following the link below;

20 weanlings by Stallions such AKEED MOFEED, CAPITALIST, PRIDE OF DUBAI and Cornerstone’s residents FREE EAGLE, SIR PRANCEALOT and ZEBEDEE, make this a must view. Furthermore, with 6 mares with foals at foot by WRITTEN TYCOON, TOSEN STARDOM, SIR PRANCEALOT means opportunity abounds at every level.

Whilst the selection of 35 mares in-foal to stallions like IMPENDING, NEEDS FURTHER, NICCONI, RICH ENUFF, RUBICK, SHOOTING TO WIN, SIOUX NATION, TORONADO and the ONLY Southern Hemisphere mating to NIGHT OF THUNDER, make this a must stop and shop for the Australian breeder.


Final invitations from HOST

The recent loss of South Australian stallion HOST allowed us time to sit and recall his talents in the breeding barn.

After 10 seasons of his progeny hitting the racetrack ( 2012 – 2021) we found that season 2018 was his peak of individual winners of 41 whilst he had over 30 individual winners in all seasons from 2014 to 2019.

A credit to the team at Willow Grove Stud where he served much of time and life in the front paddock until recently.

According to his beast  Season Stakeswinners and Stakes placed were in 2019:
1st – Caulfield Sprint Gr2
2nd – Gilgai Stakes Gr2
3rd – Oakleigh Plate Gr1
3rd – Yulonginvest.Com.Au Bel Esprit LR
2019 Season Stakes Placed
3rd – David R Coles Am Spring Stakes Gr3

EDUARDO , his leading progeny for stakes,  is set to resume on Saturday at Caulfield before looking to Group 1 opportunities in the Spring . Click the link below from Racing and Sports.

The story of How Womantic ! Summerset ParkStud

It takes a lot of strength to be a thoroughbred breeder. The success of How Womantic for SA Breeders Rob and Maureen McBryde shares a lifetime of passion and the strength to succeed.

How Womantic was the 5th service to mare Banderilla, herself a winner of 4 from 16 starts for smart South Australian trainer Jon O’Connor.

All up, as at 2019, the dam has been served by 10 stallions, with How Womantic the one to race … the team from recently spoke of the horses talent.

The Maher and Eustace trained How Womantic under Jye McNeil stepped up to black type company well on Saturday winning the $160,000, Group 2 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) for three-year-old fillies at Caulfield extending her record to a perfect four wins from four starts.