Yearly Archive: 2012

Star Mares make play at Rosemont Gnarwarre

A star-studded trio of mares have just about finished an extended spell in the picture-perfect surrounds of Rosemont Gnarwarre near Geelong. Multiple Group One winners Mosheen, King’s Rose and Absolutely have called the beautiful farm home for several months as they prepare for life after racing … and life on other shores. The Group One...
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Rosemont-bred 2YO stars at Trials

The official two year-old trials at Warwick Farm on Monday morning featured 11 heats over 850 metres and a number of exciting winners including one with a topical name Fiftyshadesofgrey! It’s been the book of the year and nearly everyone has either read it or sneaked a peak at the juicy bits, so it’s fair...
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Toorak Toff gets Polly calling him a cracker!

Rosemont Stud is celebrating the first positive pregnancy tests of dual Group One-winning first season stallion Toorak Toff. “We vetted three mares this morning for their first preg scan and we were delighted to see that all three are in foal,” Rosemont’s new stud manager Matt Brown said. “He’s a very good stallion in the...
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Winchester nominated for a Melbourne Cup tilt

Rosemont owned Winchester has officially been nominated for the Melbourne Cup and headlines a star-studded list of international entries … but not too many have won four Group One races. Expected to kick off his campaign in the Rosemont colors in the Group One Underwood Stakes in a couple of weeks, Winchester was the star...
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Rosemont treble has everyone smiling in the Sunshine City

Trainer Mark Young had targeted the Mildura Cup carnival for a number of progressive horses raced under the Rosemont Stud banner over the August weekend … with stunning results. Saddling up three runners with the Rosemont red colors, they all saluted to give Young and jockey Steve Vella a rare treble and have the team...
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Oaks on program for Rosemont-bred Sandown winner

A massive improvement in form by the lightly-raced filly Lonhruge was matched by an equally large improvement in the ambitions of her trainer at Sandown on Wednesday. Lonhruge had raced only twice before stepping out in the Mitavite Handicap, finishing last at her first start and second last at her second. But the step up...
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Inglis team give Toorak Toff a big tick of approval

On the day the team at Rosemont took their 100th mare booking for dual Group One winner Toorak Toff, Inglis bloodstock gurus Simon Vivian and Ian Baird gave the freshman stallion a ringing endorsement. Inspecting the son of Show A Heart at Rosemont’s Ceres base, ahead of the farm moving it’s breeding arm to what...
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Sales entries on the house for Toorak Toff

In an innovative move, Rosemont Stud has announced a major bonus for commercial breeders in times when making a dollar in the thoroughbred game isn’t as easy as it once was. On its “Toffy Tuesday” promotion day at the Geelong races in July Rosemont has offered to pay the yearling sale entry fee for breeders...
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Stars come out on quite a “Toffy Tuesday”

Geelong racecourse will be blessed on a mid-winter Tuesday with a couple of star visitors. Rosemont Stud will launch their stallion aspirations for Toorak Toff as well as show off their Golden Slipper evergreen Danzero. Both horses will be parading in between races six and seven to give breeders a good look at some of...
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Winchester arrives in Australia to begin new racing career

Multiple Grade 1 winner Winchester took another step toward a new career in the Southern Hemisphere when the seven-year-old Theatrical (Ire) horse settled in last week at Malua Racing Stables at Flemington Racecourse, Victoria, to prepare for a campaign designed to culminate in the Melbourne Cup (Aus-G1) on November 6. Malua’s general manager, Tony Corstens,...
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Rosemont Stud announces purchase of part of the Makybe Stud

Rosemont Stud is delighted to announce it’s purchase of part of the Makybe Stud. Having spent the past few years building a considerable business that provides agistment, breeding needs, yearling preparation and now stallion services, Rosemont had been keeping a quiet eye out for a farm to cater for its expanding enterprises. Makybe was the...
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Only one choice: Toorak Toff

Victorian breeders are blessed with a diverse selection of first season sire talent this spring, but for those seeking genuine Group I Australian speed and precocity there is really only one choice. Before Danehill came along and changed the bloodstock landscape in Australia forever, our racing was dominated by descendants of the great Star Kingdom...
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