Yearly Archive: 2015

Starspangledbanner to cover 50 mares

Breednet’s story highlighting the first winner in the UK over the weekend for fertility troubled former champion sprinter Starspangledbanner was read off the map, so there is obviously still huge audience interest in the doings of this globe-trotting superstar. The four-time Group I winning son of Choisir was installed at Rosemont Stud last year under...
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Home of the Brave – like father, like son?

The hugely talented and enigmatic Home Of The Brave will bid to become the first Classic winner for his Rosemont Stud-based sire Starspangledbanner in Saturday’s G1 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. ANZ Bloodstock News’ Mark Scully paid a visit to the yard of his trainer, Hugo Palmer, to find out how Starspangledbanner’s Caulfield Guineas success is...
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Starspangledbanner’s Home of the Brave bidding for classic success in England next Saturday

Australian-owned Home Of The Brave will attempt to go two places better than his great great grandsire Danehill when he contests next Saturday’s G1 2000 Guineas (1 mile) at Newmarket. Home Of The Brave won the European Free Handicap over seven furlongs at Newmarket at his first start this year on April 15. Danehill won...
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Rosemont Stud-bred and sold Alboran Sea claims third Group 1

Multiple champion conditioner Mike De Kock produced the magic when the smart 3yo Australian-bred filly Alboran Sea scored her second consecutive Gr1 victory after a 13 week break. She ran on powerfully to beat Carry On Alice in an all-girls exacta finish to the R1 million Gr1 Computaform Sprint at Turffontein on Saturday. It was...
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Starspangledbanner show rolls on in Europe

The extraordinary stud record of Starspangledbanner continued overnight at Newmarket racecourse in the UK where his very promising three-year-old colt Home Of The Brave bolted up in the Listed European Free over 1400m. The Hugo Palmer-trained chestnut becomes the Rosemont stallion’s fourth stakes winner overall following dramatic successes by The Wow Signal and Anthem Alexander...
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Starspangledbanner fires up to Northern Hemisphere time

Sire sensation Starspangledbanner might not have shuttled back to Ireland this year, but he hasn’t been sitting on his laurels at Rosemont Stud in Victoria either. Timing is everything. Never a truer adage especially in the world of successful horse breeding and Victoria’s Rosemont Stud had a touch of getting the moment right this week...
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Volkstok’n’barrell wins Rosehill Guineas, sets stage for Kiwi affair in Australian Derby

The Australian Derby, staged on one of the country’s biggest days of racing, will be run at Royal Randwick in a fortnight. But they might as well rename it the New Zealand Derby and run it at Ellerslie because the only thing likely to be remotely Australian about the race will be the name. Donna...
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Rosemont’s Anthony Mithen speaks to ANZ Bloodstock News

“We’ve got our biggest draft ever here at Melbourne Premier, which is always a bit daunting, so you’d like to think you’d be busier than in previous years and that has certainly been the case. We’ve been run off our feet and it seems that, just a general feel in terms of numbers on the...
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The Apple Isle keen on Toorak Toff

With the 2015 Magic Millions Yearling Sale conducted today, February 12 at Launceston’s Inveresk Showgrounds, it was extremely rewarding to see that the progeny of Toorak Toff were once again well received in the ring. Both fillies, the first to go through the ring was Lot 8: Toorak Toff x Inchcape, by Ladoni (pictured above...
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Riley rates Of The Brave “potentially best horse” he’s trained

Of The Brave Trainer Mark Riley rates Of The Brave, favourite for Saturday’s Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield, as “potentially the best horse” he’s trained. Riley believes Of The Brave, a winner of the Debutant Stakes at Caulfield in October, will elevate himself in the Blue Diamond market after Saturday. Of The Brave, rated by...
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Barrells of class

Rosemont Stud boss Anthony Mithen says the ‘market has it wrong’ ahead of tomorrow’s Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie. Pre-post markets have the Murray Baker-trained Mongolian Khan as favourite just ahead of Volkstok’n’barrell whom Mithen bought into the son of Tavistock late last year. Volkstock’n’barrell had won five of his six starts...
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Of The Brave sizzles in Cranbourne Trial

Of The Brave was never out of second gear under Stephen Baster when winning his 800m trial in 45.44 secs. The two-year-old, a son of Starspangledbanner, scored impressively at his only outing at Caulfield last October. A paddock accident soon after looked to put Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper aspirations in doubt, but Of The...
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