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 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.
Son of Dark Angel bound for Australian Stud. Don’t Bother Me (Dark Angel-Faleh by Silver Hawke) will be standing this season at Glenrae Stud for a fee of $3,300. Don’t Bother Me won 5 races from 1200 to 1500 metres for $204,000 (Aust.) in earnings with stakes placings in Irish Two Thousand Guineas Trial, Ballycorous Stakes (G3) 4th Irish Derby Trial. He was sourced out of Ireland by leading Macau trainer James Moore and racing under the name of Rock N Rolla won 2 out of his 3 starts in Macau, beating New Zealand G1 winners Hunka Eagle and Allen Eagle. The syndicate that raced him will be supporting him at stud with some very nice mares now being purchased in Australia. He will be the first horse to have raced in Macau to stand at stud and also the first son of Dark Angel to to stand in Australia.
Relentless Me by Statue of Liberty – Snow Flight, bred by Riva Ridge Stud and a half brother to Viddora, notched up his third win in Hong Kong when winning at Sha Tin on Saturday (16/6/18)
Stakes winning mare Elllicazoom (Testa Rossa-Ellicorsam by Fimiston) bred by South Australian breeder Michael Birchall was a S.A. Horse of the Year finalist for two years running. Purchased by Mick Malone of Kitchwin Hills at the Magic Millions Perth Winter Sale for $420,000 Elllicazoom will have another campaign before retiring to stud.
The State Government has announced it will provide $4.85 million to S.A. racing industry to protect local jobs and help offset losses incurred as a result of the betting operations tax. Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing Corey Wingard said he was pleased to be able to secure Racing SA the one-of grant to help support the important work of Thoroughbred Racing SA, Greyhound Racing SA and Harness Racing SA. “The state’s $400 million racing industry is enormously valuable to our economy and supports 3,600 South Australian jobs, from trainers and jockeys to all other support staff” said Minister Wingard.
Frances Nelson QC, Chair of Racing SA & Thoroughbred Racing SA, said that the SA racing industry was very appreciative of the funding provided by the State Government
Da Deputy (Dalakhani-Crazy Deputy) Seymour Bloodstock & Meadowvale Pastoral
Gotta Be Gold (Bernardini-Choice of Colours) Mr BH Perks
Triple Deez (Bel Esprit-Star Peril) Mr D Walker
Aussie Bob (Mint Lane-Ambolene) Mr JD Haigh
Owl on the Prowl (Sharkbite-Wise as an Owl) Mr BC Mueller
Shrouded in Mist (Exceed and Excel-De Lago Mist) Mr P Katelanis
Elite Lady (Elvstroem-Bumbles) Dr R White
Gambler’s Girl (Face Value-Kath’s Girl) Mr PR Stacey & Mr MS Stacey
Little Heath (Reward for Effort-Down the Corridor) Mr IP Perkins