Yearly Archive: 2016

James Harron Bloodstock’s calligrapher salutes at Gosford

He’s not quite Capitalist, but the James Harron Bloodstock team did taste success at Gosford on Thursday with another precocious colt by Written Tycoon. The Peter and Paul Snowden trained colt Calligrapher found the $500,000 Inglis Classic won by She Will Reign too big a task on debut, but quickly rebounded when dropped back to...
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Here come the Toffs!

It’s been a big week for resident Rosemont stallion Toorak Toff with another impressive winner at Sale today for Robbie Griffiths and a big team of owners. In the past eight days, Toorak Toff has had four city runners across the country for two winners and two seconds including the impressive Toorak Cowboy at Sandown...
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Volkstok’n’barrell carries on to Group 1 Zabeel Classic

Following a satisfactory first-up run in the Captain Cook Stakes, three-time Group One winner Volkstok’n’barrell will carry on towards the Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie on Boxing Day. Making his first start since June, the Tavistock gelding missed the start in last Saturday’s 1600-metre feature at Trentham. He warmed into his work down the straight and...
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Mithen Movin’ on valuable bloodline

When he started thumbing through the catalogue for the Goffs Breeding Stock Sale, held in Ireland last week on the 18th and 19th of November, Rosemont Stud’s Anthony Mithen didn’t expect to find a mare closely related to the all-conquering Redoute’s Choice. Nor did he expect to be able to buy her for a paltry...
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Key initiatives – before racing

Racing Victoria is committed to greater traceability of all thoroughbreds. To support this the following key initiatives are outlined in our Equine Welfare Strategy: 1. Following the introduction of a compulsory registration rule in August 2016, Racing Victoria is working with Racing Australia to achieve national reforms that enable greater traceability of all thoroughbreds from...
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New Zealand stud looms as option for Rosemont’s Group 1 star Tarzino

THE hunt is on for a stud for Group 1 winner Tarzino. The Mick Price-trained stayer who was being aimed at the Melbourne Cup is likely to be retired after suffering an injury to his oblique sesamoid ligament in his off foreleg. Rosemont Stud owns 30 per cent of Tarzino and manager Anthony Mithen said...
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Starcraft’s exciting Jing Jing Win remains unbeaten in Hong Kong

Purchased for the Hong Kong Kong Jockey Club at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, the unbeaten Starcraft gelding Jing Jing Win, who topped the HKJC International Sale earlier this year, was in the winners circle on Sunday at Sha Tin. Prepared by David Hall, Jing Jing Win fetched HK$8.5 million ($A1,455,479) when sold...
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Impressive trial win for Volkstok’n’barrell

Three-time Group One winner Volkstok’n’barrell warmed up for his latest campaign with a strong trial win at his home track of Ruakaka this afternoon. With Leith Innes in the saddle, the Tavistock gelding came from behind with a big late run and scored by two and a half lengths. He stopped the clock at 59.79...
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Hey Doc hands McEvoy a Guineas dilemma

Tony McEvoy was impressed with the nature of Hey Doc’s win in the Group 2 Strathmore Community Bank Stutt Stakes (1600m), but wasn’t yet sold on a Caulfield Guineas tilt in eight days’ time. The Duporth gelding made it three-from-three this preparation, conquering the mile at his first crack at it. On running him in...
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Volkstok’n’barrell primed for return

Three-time Gr1 winner Volkstok’n’barrell (Tavistock-Volkster, by Volksraad) is in outstanding order ahead of his upcoming weight-for-age campaign, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs-trained 5YO has not raced since the Queensland winter carnival where he finished third in the Gr2 Hollindale Stakes before a fourth placing in the Gr1 Doomben Cup. “I’ve...
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New winner for Toorak Toff

With last season’s first season sires title a blanket finish, the second season titles are anybody’s and Toorak Toff put another notch in his belt when Dandy Toff made a winning debut at Grafton. Starting something of an outsider in the field at $21, he certainly didn’t race like one, sitting up on the pace...
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Ruakaka win sets Toorak Tower on Derby path for Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs

When the colours made familiar by star galloper Volkstok’n’barrell went past the post first at Ruakaka on Saturday, Derby flashed through Donna Logan’s thoughts. Toorak Tower ridden by “Derby King” Vinnie Colgan had just caused a boilover in a maiden 3-year-old 1400m race saving TAB bookmakers a big payout on heavily backed hotpot Excalibur. Standing...
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