Yearly Archive: 2016

King-sized winner from Rosemont Stud

Rosemont Stud-bred Sky King became the biggest horse win in Hong Kong this season when he monstered a restricted sprint field at Happy Valley on Thursday. Sky King weighs the equivalent of 590kg and that’s even heavier than champion galloper Able Friend who tips the scales at 582kg. Trainer Caspar Fownes is hoping the youngster’s...
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Rosemont Stud announce 2016 stallion fees

With a new horse on the roster, an emerging talent and a warhorse that keeps knocking out high quality winners, Victoria’s Rosemont is well placed to have a strong breeding season 2016. Nostradamus comes to the farm as an extremely well-credentialed first season stallion and will stand for the “must-use” price of $8800. “We have...
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Will punt on stallion prospect pay off?

Every punter knows the best racing stories involve three key ingredients: a long range punt, a carefully orchestrated plan and a thrilling victory. Rosemont Stud proprietor Anthony Mithen knows this too, which is why he’s happily nervous that he might become part of racing folklore if Nostradamus wins Saturday’s G1 Goodwood at Morphettville; victory would...
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Volkstok’n’barrell primed for Group 1 Doomben Cup

Talented Volkstok’n’barrell is ready to break a long drought for New Zealand in the Group One Doomben Cup. Volkstok’n’barrell was having his first start since being well beaten in the Doncaster Mile when he came from near the tail of the field to finish third in the Group Two Hollindale Cup two weeks ago. New...
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Rosemont Stud contributes to record breaking Karaka sale

The Broodmare Session also posted big gains on last year’s results with breeders keen to invest in the day’s offering. The highest price paid at the Sale in history was recorded when Rosemont Stud’s Anthony Mithen bid to $405,000 forLot 464, Galaktika (NZ) (Thorn Park), the half-sister to Volkstok’n’barrell (NZ) (Tavistock) who carries the farm’s...
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Rosemont Stud secure Volkstok’n’barrell half-sister

Rosemont Stud principal Anthony Mithen stuck to what he knows when securing two of the premium offerings during the broodmare session of the New Zealand Bloodstock National Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale. Mithen went to $405,000 to purchase the sale topping mare Galaktika from the draft of George and Maryanne Simon’s Mana Park. A...
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Abbey Marie gives Rosemont Stud’s Catshaan second Group 1 winner

A sister to his 2011 Group 1 Australian Oaks heroine Absolutely, the Mick Kent-trained Abbey Marie kept her record at a perfect three for three in Saturday’s $400,000 Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (Australasian Oaks) (2000m) at Morphettville. She went one better than her sister Absolutely who was trained by Kent for Gilgai Farm’s Rick Jamieson...
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Volkstok’n’barrell ready for Group 2 Hollindale

The riding star of the 2015 Queensland winter, Blake Shinn will kick-start this year’s carnival aboard New Zealander Volkstok’n’barrell in the Hollindale Stakes. Shinn’s nine-race carnival haul last year included the Group One BTC Cup on Hot Snitzel and Group One Doomben Cup on Pornichet. He rode Volkstok’n’barrell in an unplaced run in the Memsie...
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Breeders predict big future for Nostradamus

The thoroughbred breeding industry has never been short of an ‘opinion’, but if there is one thing that we can all agree upon with absolute certainty is that there are are no certainties. Still, there are plenty of major Australian breeders that are prepared to predict that a very fast entire by the name of...
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Nostradamus to stand at Rosemont Stud

Saturday’s explosive G3 Irwin Stakes winner Nostradamus will get every chance at stud with a big group of heavy-hitter Victorian breeders in behind the son of Medaglia D’Oro. Now an impressive winner of 3 Group 3 races and a live chance in next month’s G1 Goodwood Handicap, the one-time Golden Slipper favourite boasts excellent credentials...
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Phillip Stokes sets sights on Group 1 Goodwood with Nostradamus

Just like the prophet carrying the same name, Phillip Stokes predicted big things for enigmatic sprinter Nostradamus when he joined his Morphettville stables earlier in the year. And that forecast was, at least in part, fulfilled on Saturday when the high-class four-year-old stormed home to claim a last-stride win over gallant local mare I Am...
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Starspangledbanner back to Coolmore Australia

Champion Sprinter Starspangledbanner will return to Coolmore Australia for the 2016 season having stood the last three southern hemisphere seasons at Rosemont Stud in Victoria where he was also foaled and raised. “Last season Anthony Mithen told us that Starspangledbanner’s fertility had improved significantly to the point where he had over 50 mares in foal...
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