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.


It was a red letter day for the SA Breeders when ECUMENICAL took out the LISTED LISTED CLARE LINDOP STAKES
A reigning SA Breeders TopSport Horse of the Year Finalist in 2020 the 3yo filly showed she’s ready for higher targets  and confirmed the Melbourne Spring is within her sights.
Congratulations to breeders Perry Gunner & David Wagner.

A super 3yo by Cornerstone Studs stallion Zebedee from broodmare Amalgamate and another #MillParkRaised star on the rise

  • Track: Morphettville
  • Race: $102,250 Listed Clare Lindop Stakes (1600m)
  • Winner: 3YO filly Ecumenical (Zebedee-Amalgamate, by Zenno Rob Roy)
  • Placings: 3YO filly Perfect World & 3YO filly Spectacle
  • Winning Sire: Zebedee (Invincible Spirit-Cozy Maria, by Cozzene)
  • Stud Farm: Cornerstone Stud
  • Trainer: R W Huxtable
  • Jockey: Jessica Eaton
  • Race record: 4 wins and a placing from 11 starts for $349,825 in earnings
  • Sales Info: $14,000 yearling at the 2019 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale
  • Vendor: Mill Park Stud


SA Breeders Get a Rare Result

It was a unique breeding and race winning double by Ken and Helen Smith at Morphettville last  Saturday the March 20th 2021.
It is no surprise to South Australian racing participants to see an ‘Exalted’ double, yet it was a unique for the fact the two winners came from the same dam, Exalted Beauty.
EXALTED CRAFTSMAN and EXALTED BEAST are the first two to race from the mare who has unfortunately passed.
EXALTED BEAUTY was a 4x winner  with these two winners already producing 9 wins between them.
Great supporters of SA Breeding and Racing it is lovely to see the dam having such success with SA based stallions.

LIQUEURO wins Bendigo St Leger Trial for Dali Drazetic

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 (Image: Racing Photos)

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.


Sam Hayes – A transformational week

“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

Iconic Kambula Stud deliver 100% clearance at Adelaide Magic Millions

The team at Kambula Stud have declared the 2021 Adelaide Magic Millions as ‘one of the best’.

The iconic South Australian stud delivered a 100% clearance rate for our draft of 21 yearlings  – 14 on day one and 7 on day 2.

David Toole and daughter Rebecca Toole presented a draft filled quality youngsters  with sires including Charm Spirit, Impending, Written Tycoon, Rubick, Preferment & Your Song.

Kambula was also entrusted to sell your stock from Yulong Investments and Windsor Park Stud.

Rebecca triumphantly declared ” It’s only the start. Adelaide Magic Millions, we will be back next year even bigger & better !”