Yearly Archive: 2017

Ripping raceday for Rosemont in Hong Kong

It was double rewards came for Victoria’s Rosemont Stud at the Hong Kong Derby race meeting on Sunday. It kicked off with the win of farm bred three year old Strathclyde in race four. Not only was he was bred by Rosemont, the gelding is by resident sire Toorak Toff. Strathclyde as a foalStrathclyde as...
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Rosemont Stud’s Snitzel colt tops Inglis Premier day three

Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) three-quarter brother to Group One-winning sprinter Snitzerland set the ring alight on Day Three of a record-breaking Inglis Premier Yearling Sale yesterday, selling for $625,000 to Sun Stud. The second highest-priced yearling of the sale, the Rosemont Stud-consigned Snitzel colt is the second foal out of Consistency (All Bar None), a half-sister...
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What’s up, Doc – the Australian Guineas

In the 2016 Group Three CS Hayes Stakes, Palentino was first across the line but ultimately relegated to second following a successful protest from Tivachi’s jockey. Palentino then went on to capture the Group One Australian Guineas at his next start, this time surviving a protest from the runner up, Tarzino. Hey Doc didn’t win...
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Christian gets right into swing of breeding winners

Michael Christian is no stranger to success in the sporting arena. A premiership player with Collingwood in 1990, Christian is also a highly regarded media commentator and owner of thoroughbred multimedia company, Sirecam. Together with wife, Siobhan Miller, he’s also proving to be a dab hand at breeding racehorses with his home-bred, Fuhryk capturing Saturday’s...
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Stok rocks it home in Herbie Dyke

The training combination of Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs won the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa for the second consecutive year when Volkstok’n’barrell ($3 favourite) edged out three-year-old Savile Row ($3.50). Logan and Gibbs prepared three-year-old filly Valley Girl to win last year’s Herbie Dyke but it was clearly evident this...
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Classic colt set for a big return

There are a few boxes that a vendor needs to tick when trying to make a profit when trading bloodstock. For most, a horse by a leading sire, a stand out physical specimen with a temperament to match, a strong dam line with plenty of black type, and the thumbs up from one of the...
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Is this another Blue Diamond winner for Starcraft?

With the likes of Blizzard, Eroico and House of Fun flying the flag in Hong Kong, Starcraft has been enjoying a renaissance of late but closer to home the Rosemont Stud stallion looks to have a gelding capable of playing a major role in the top two-year-old races this autumn. Following a pleasing first up...
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Late Thorndon entry for Volkstok’n’barrell

Three-time Group One winner Volkstok’n’barrell will make an appearance, weather permitting, on the final day of the Wellington Cup carnival. Donna Logan has confirmed that the Tavistock five-year-old will be supplemented into the Gr. 1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile on Saturday week. “He’ll be going to Trentham, but if the weather is shocking then he may...
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Starcraft’s Blizzard blows them away at Sha Tin

Talented Starcraft gelding Blizzard has always promised to win a stakes race in Hong Kong and did so on New Year’s Day when powering away to win the Group 3 Chinese Challenge Cup. Sent out favourite for the 1400 metre contest, the Ricky Yiu trained five year-old won by nearly two lengths for Joao Moreira...
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