Yearly Archive: 2016

Tarzino (NZ) – what a ride for the owners

What a ride the ownership group of Tarzino (NZ) have had with the Tavistock three-year-old colt storming, first the Group 1 Victoria Derby over 2500m at Flemington in the spring, and secondly dominating the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas over 2000m just two weeks ago. And that is before Saturday’s pinnacle of the $2m, Group 1...
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Rosemont makes right move with Tarzino

Rosemont Stud’s trust in top-class colt Tarzino was repaid in full with a Group 1 victory in the Rosehill Guineas (2000m) on Saturday. Owner Anthony Mithen bought a share and the standing rights to Tarzino before flying out to France last week. “He’s clearly a high-class athlete and has so much racing upside,” Mithen said....
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Son of Starcraft fetches HK$8.5 million at Hong Kong International Sale

It was Lot 17 going through the ring at the Hong Kong International Sale at Sha Tin on Friday night that stole the show with the son of Starcraft fetching HK$8.5 million – the second highest figure ever at the annual sale. The gelding, a full brother to Australian Group Three winner Havana, was bought...
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Rosehill Guineas Gold Ambition

The Bjorn Baker-trained Gold Ambition fell short of Sydney’s top three-year-olds last year but a lot can change between the spring and autumn for a young horse. And the beauty of improving three-year-olds is not knowing when they will reach their peak. Gold Ambition was sent out an $81 chance in the Group I Randwick...
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Pop, and he’s away

Rosemont Stud’s dual Group I winner Toorak Toff posted his first winner at Pakenham on Thursday with a stylish victory for two year-old filly Pop. Unplaced in two previous runs in stakes company, the Clinton McDonald-trained filly appreciated a drop in class and step up to 1400 metres to open her account by a length....
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Third Group 1 For Volkstok’n’barrell

Donna Logan would have felt justice was served at Ellerslie on Saturday after Volkstok’n’barrell survived an inquiry before she was able to celebrate another Group One victory with the four-year-old. A year ago, the Ruakaka trainer produced the top mare Rising Romance to finish runner-up in the New Zealand Stakes behind Sakhee’s Soldier and a...
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Pedigree update as No More Tears (NZ) claims Group 3

Classy filly No More Tears (NZ) (Darci Brahma) was too good for her rivals in Saturday’s Group 3 Stella Artois Mr Tiz Trophy at Ellerslie. Previously the winner of the Listed Hamilton Vets Equine Stakes and the Listed Soliloquy Stakes, No More Tears was the favourite for Saturday’s race after an unlucky fourth in the...
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Rosemont Stud graduate Santa Ana Lane wins Group 3 Zeditave Stakes

Underdone and sweating up in the yard, the Lee and Anthony Freedman trained Santa Ana Lane was expected to need the run in the Group III MRC Zeditave Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday, but emerged triumphant. First up from a spell in the 1200 metre sprint, having not been seen since finishing fourth to Mahuta...
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More stakes success for champion sire Savabeel

Currently the Leading Sire in New Zealand, after being crowned Champion last season, Waikato Stud’s Savabeel achieved another stakes winner on Saturday when his daughter Sewreel was successful in the Listed Oaks Prelude to become the 48th stakes winner for her sire. While the colts vs fillies have produced 24 stakes winners apiece, what is...
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ANZ Rosemont Stud’s Inglis Premier Vendor Profile

What is the best horse that you have sold at the sale and what were your sale notes on the horse as a yearling? “The best horse I have sold at Melbourne Premier is Alboran Sea who is a three time Group One winner in South Africa and was Champion 3YO Filly of South Africa...
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Otaki mission for Volkstok’n’barrell

The Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs-trained Volkstok’n’barrell found the line well when resuming, finishing sixth behind Xtravagant in Saturday’s Gr.1 NRM Sprint (1400m). The Group One winning son of Tavistock will step up to a mile in the Gr.1 Haunui Farm WFA Classic at Otaki in a fortnight, and is building towards full fitness. “We...
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Nothing hazy about Super win

Trainer Tony McEvoy produced another exciting staying prospect in Super Haze, a winner at Ballarat on Thursday, February 11. A red hot $1.90 favourite, Super Haze careered away from his rivals on the last 200 metres in the Porter Plant Maiden (1400m) to score by four lengths from Fiano ($5) with Speedcubing ($8) three-quarters of...
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