Yearly Archive: 2016

Kiwi classic contender by Toorak Toff

The 3yo son of Rosemont sire Toorak Toff was never in the hunt on debut in July but made marked improvement second-up in the Kensington Tavern Maiden (1400m) at Ruakaka on Saturday. “I’ve got a lot of time for this horse – he’s 17 hands and still learning,” Logan said after the fast-finishing victory. “That...
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Price unperturbed by Tarzino effort

The multiple Group 1 winner finished 10th, beaten six lengths behind Palentino in the weight-for-age contest, the same horse he was narrowly beaten by in the Australian Guineas at the same track and distance earlier this year. Despite the fact the son of Tavistock only beat home three rivals in the Makybe Diva, Price said...
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“Extremely bright career…”

Taken from Luke Oliver Racing website: “Today’s winner has us very excited for the future with the colt OnToff OfThe World landing his maiden at Echuca. His track rider has had this colt marked from the first day they galloped and he may well prove right after he landed his maiden with ease at his...
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Starcraft filly impressive

A spur of the moment decision when collecting a horse bought at auction paid dividends for trainer Karen Parsons when flying filly Starvoia started her career in the best possible fashion at Riccarton on the weekend. Parsons recounted the story the day after the Starcraft filly rewarded her large group of owners with a debut...
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100-1 shot keeps paying off

Recent 100-1 debut winner Astro Castro is the horse that keeps paying out. And this time it is the horse’s trainer Alan Hunter that has had a big collect thanks to the generosity of one punter who cleaned up on the massive $131,000 quaddie in which Hunter’s horse was the last-leg winner. Daniel Gangi has...
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Mick Price locks in Tarzino plan

Victoria Derby winner Tarzino will resume in next month’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Trainer Mick Price had originally been reluctant to run the son of Tavistock below 1600m this preparation but admitted he’d had a change of heart. “I didn’t want to give him a gut-buster first-up over a mile,” Price said....
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Peter Moody to make racing return

Trainer Peter Moody will make a return to the racing industry as racing manager for Rosemont Stud. Rosemont Stud made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday evening and this was followed by a tweet from Moody confirming the partnership. “We could not be more excited to announce that Peter Moody will join our team as...
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Peter Moody named Rosemont Stud racing manager

Moody will commence his new position on September 1. The principal of Rosemont Stud, Anthony Mithen, announced Moody’s appointment and told owners and breeders this week: “We have some very exciting news that hopefully will help us all get to the winners circle more often”. “In something of a coup we have appointed Peter Moody...
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From unwanted yearling to Flemington fancy

Mark Young vividly recalls his thoughts when Rosemont Stud’s Anthony Mithen told him he had been chosen as the trainer for Rock’n’rollrock. They were not positive. Like most members of the Rosemont racing squad, the son of Toorak Toff did his pre-training with Young, who also prepares his own team of around 14 at Anakie,...
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The Toorak Toffs are starting to Rock’n’roll!

Beating older horses at Geelong on Friday to win in good style was Toorak Toff gelding Rock’n’rollrock. Prepared by Mark Young, Rock’n’rollrock improved sharply on his debut fourth at the same venue loast month when he raced very greenly. This is time he was much more professional and strode clear to win over 1300 metres...
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Godolphin winner closely related to Starcraft

Talented stakes-winning sprinter miler Forum Floozie was never quite as good as her globe-trotting five-time Group I winning half-brother Starcraft, but she was good enough for Darley to add her to their broodmare band in 2005 and she produced a smart winner for them overnight in the UK. Three year-old Dubawi gelding Parliamentarian was third...
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Nostradamus’ future is bright

Rosemont Stud has welcomed Nostradamus to their stallion barn after retiring him following his gutsy effort in the Group 1 Goodwood Handicap. Rosemont proprietor Anthony Mithen said he has arrived from trainer Philip Stokes’ stables in fine order and will be a magnificent addition to Victoria’s stallion ranks. “As you can see by the photo...
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