Yearly Archive: 2015

Like father, like son

The team at Rosemont Stud have been kept busy with a strong Magic Millions draft, but it would be fair to say they have felt the pressure of horses past. In a quirk of fate, this year’s Gold Coast yearlings for Rosemont include an All Too Hard colt as well as three Starspangledbanner colts and...
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Starspangledbanner bids Australia farewell

Rosemont Stud has waved goodbye to its favourite son, the four-time Group 1 winner, Starspangledbanner. The brilliant son of Choisir has returned to Ireland’s famous Coolmore Stud, where he will stand the 2016 season at a fee of €15,000 ($23,000 AUD). Anthony Mithen, Rosemont Stud Proprietor, admitted it was tough seeing Starspangledbanner leave the farm....
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Mornington 2YO Millions bound – twice

Mornington trainer Jason Petch believes Claro El Banco may be vulnerable in Thursday’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic at Wyong – but is tracking ideally towards the $2 million MM Classic on the Gold Coast in January. The son of Statue Of Liberty (out of Magic By Gosh, by Magic Albert) failed to fire on debut,...
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Starspangledbanner’s son Rockets Red Glare wins impressively

Trainer John McArdle has been frustrated with Rockets Red Glare who has shown good promise at the trials but failed to deliver on raceday at his three career starts. The penny while not having yet dropped – is certainly falling in the right direction – and coming off a nine week break the three-year-old produced...
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Starspangledbanner’s brother wins

A $450,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Starspangledbanner’s little brother Barood opened his account at Canterbury on Wednesday for the Peter and Paul Snowden stable. The handsome chestnut son of Choisir was sent out favourite on debut at Warwick Farm last month finishing a good third to highly rated Kandinsky,...
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Down under to Deauville for Starspangled mares

A bout of colic suffered by a subfertile stallion does not sound the most promising start to a breeding enterprise but Australian breeder Anthony Mithen could capitalise on the situation at Arqana on Saturday. Mithen bought a five per cent share in Starspangledbanner after the star sprinter’s racing career, from a syndicate member who was...
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Starcraft three-year-old Vostok goes two for two

Trainer Peter Moody did not make the same mistake twice, cashing in when Vostok backed up his debut win in the Noble Park Plate (1400m) on Saturday. For the second time in as many starts, the Starcraft colt was not in the market – seventh of nine runners when a $14 chance – but that...
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Clockwise victory sees Claro El Banco Gold Coast Bound

While it wasn’t a stakes race, one of the most intriguing races of the day was conducted at Ballarat on Saturday – the $200,000 Magic Millions Ballarat 2YO Clockwise Classic. Run for only the fourth time, the innovative race is the only race run in Victoria in the clockwise direction and is an ideal lead...
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Ballarat feature winners eye Gold Coast

Claro el Banco lived up to his trial form and earned a trip to Queensland after scoring a dazzling win in today’s $200,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat. One of three recent jump out winners in the clockwise direction earlier this month, Claro el Banco showed speed throughout to score a tough win...
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Rosemont bred and sold South African Champion in foal

Wilgerbosdrift’s exciting new sire Soft Falling Rain has successful some top class mares this year, during his first season at stud. Among his mates tested in foal is one of the best sprinting fillies to have raced in South Africa for many a year. Alboran Sea, a daughter of European Horse Of The Year and...
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Ballarat Millions aim for Claro El Banco

Trainer Jason Petch is convinced Claro El Banco is better than his debut finish suggests and hopes the two-year-old can show it at Ballarat. Petch is planning to start Claro El Banco in Saturday’s $200,000 Magic Millions 2yo Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat if the gelding gains a start. Claro El Banco is one of...
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Rosemont Stud graduate Minetti super impressive at Ballarat

The winners have been coming at a fast and furious rate for dual Group I winner Star Witness this season with well bred filly Minetti opening her account with a dominant victory at Ballarat on Thursday to be his 15th winner of the season. Prepared by Team Hawkes, Minetti improved on placings at her first...
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