Inglis 2015 The Star Ready2Race Sale

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present four two year old colts at Inglis’ Ready To Race Sale on Tuesday 6th of October. The colts will be paraded at Newmarket from Sunday 4th October. Inspections by appointment at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella prior to Friday 2nd October departure are welcome.

Lot 11    Bay Colt              Sepoy X Info Miss
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Lot 27    Chestnut Colt   Rothesay x Madam Bubbles
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Lot 74    Br/Blk Colt   Astronomer Royal (USA) x South African
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Lot 99    Brown Colt    Dane Shadow x Alright
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Stimulatte Excites In Mindarie-Halidon Cup

StimulatteConsistent galloper Stimulatte (5g. Excites – Caffe Francais), pictured above as a yearling, was a last bound winner in Sunday’s $20,000 Mindarie-Halidon Cup over 1,800metres.

After jumping well Stimulatte settled behind the leader and raced without pressure during the early part of the race. The field made an early move around the leaders causing Stimulatte to be momentarily held up for room. At the turn apprentice Grace Willoughby steered Stimulatte into clear space along the inside. Wider out cup favourite Wicked Tycoon made his run. Clearing out from the others the two dueled down the straight with Stimulatte prevailing in a driving finish.

Race replay: 13 Sep 15 Mindarie-Halidon R5

Trainer Gordon Richards purchased the Stimulatte from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm as a yearling for $7,000. The win was the five year old’s eighth career victory and took his prize money earnings to $177,000.

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Captured Catches Attention

Lot 92,Teofilo x Encapsulate_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__2562Captured (3f. Teofilo – Encapsulate by Encosta de Lago) pictured as a yearling, was set a tough challenge in her second start by trainer Clarry Conners. The Gosford maiden over 1,000 metre race last Thursday had also attracted the strongly hyped Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes trained Sooboog – a $1.5million full brother to Snitzerland. Captured jumped well and settled just outside the leader before drawing away at the concluding stages to win by 1.5 lengths with top apprentice Winona Costin on board.

$1.10 favourite Sooboog had been declared fit to run after becoming fractious and kicking out in the barriers. A post race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame in the off hind leg. Many observers commented that perhaps he should not have been allowed to start. He finished seventh.

A replay of the race can be seen here: Gosford R2 13 Aug 15

Captured was bred by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm and purchased by Brad & Jody O’Hare for $25,000 at Magic Millions Adelaide yearling sale last year.

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Equissential’s Birthday Celebrations

Trainer Neville Saunders had pencilled Equissential (8g. Jet Spur – Belle Of The Ball by Fairy King) in to run at a jump out this week but changed his mind after being advised that nominations had been extended for the Toowoomba benchmark 80 rating race over 1,200 metres last Saturday. And so August 1 was to be another day at the office for Equissential.

But work day or not the birthday boy chose to celebrate. After being allocated top weight Neville chose claiming apprentice Brendon Newport to ride and provide some weight relief. Equissential jumped well but posted three wide when he didn’t muster early speed. Brendon pushed the gelding forward to sit outside the leader. The 8yo proved too strong in the straight and drew away to win by a length.

It was the eleventh career win for the gelding and raised his prize money earnings to more than $375,000.

Yesterday Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred Canova (6g. Barley A Moment – Bloomin Marvellous by Desert Prince) stepped out in the third at Bairnsdale. Punters hadn’t missed his previous run, his first in two years, where he finished runner up at Swan Hill. Canova with Jamie Mott on was sent out as the race favourite. He led all the way to record a strong maiden win for owner Harley Ricketts and trainer Shea Eden.

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Weanlings For Sale

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present a draft of seven weanlings at Inglis’ Great Southern Sale at Oaklands Junction this weekend. Three will go under the hammer on Sunday 21st June while the remaining four will be offered on Monday 22nd June.

Lot7Lot 7 Ch Colt Americain (USA) x Empowering
This impressive looking colt is from the first crop of Champion European, Champion Australian stayer and Melbourne Cup winner Americain. He is the second foal from three time winner Empowering. Empowering’s first foal sold for $40,000. She is by General Nediym and is a full sister to Tendue. Tendue has produced two stakes performers. Alcohol has won more than $250,000 and was runner up at Group 3 level while Alcobro has placed at listed level.

Lot 11Lot 11 B Colt Turffontein x Express Lane
This colt is by popular young sire Turffontein, Turffontein has produced Group 2 winners Fontein Ruby and Fontiton from each of his two crops to race. This is the first foal from Express Lane. Express Lane is a half sister to the well performed Too Deadly who has won three races and more than $175,000 in prize money.

Lot 162aLot 162 Ch Filly Choisir x Swift Sands
This attractive filly is a daughter of super sire Choisir. Choisir’s progeny are well sought after and perform consistently at International level. This filly is the second foal from Swift Sands. Swift Sands is from Group 1 place getter Quite Astute. Swift Sands won on five occasions to 1,200 metres and finished runner up behind Paprika in the first 2yo race in Australia in her year. She also finished runner up in the Magic Millions 2yo plate.

Lot 260cLot 260 B Filly Toorak Toff x Encapsulate
This well grown filly is by multiple Group 1 winner Toorak Toff. Toorak Toff’s oldest progeny are yearlings. This filly’s dam Encapsulate is by Australian Champion sire Encosta de Lago from listed runner up Anemone Garden. Encapsulate has produced three foals to race. All are winners including Swipeline who has won three times at city level. 

Lot 269aLot 269 Ch Filly Strategic x Glorious Spirit
This attractive filly is by the ever consistent Strategic. Strategic is the sire of Misegic, Meurice, Platelet, Fair Embrace, Tudor and others. This weanling’s dam is Glorious Spirit who is a winner despite only racing on three occasions. Glorious Spirit is a daughter of stakes placed Here For Glory and hails from the family that produced black type winners British General and British Lion

Lot 341 Lot 341 Ch Filly Turffontein x Blazing Glory
This impressive filly looks to be an early runner. She is by popular young sire Turffontein, Turffontein has produced Group 2 winners Fontein Ruby and Fontiton from each of his two crops to race. This is filly is the second foal from Bianconi mare Blazing Glory. Blazing Glory won two races to 1200 metres. Blazing Glory is from a producer of eight winners and a half-sister to Group 1 winner Special Dane.

Lot 349aLot 349 Br Filly Domesday x Corinella
This filly is by the successful sire Domesday. Domesday has produced Group 1 winners Pressday and Doctor Doom. The filly’s dam is Corinella by the popular sire High Chaparral. Corinella won two races at 1008 and 1400 metres and she is a half sister to black type and $300,000 prize money winner Changing Eyes.

Please note that Lot 275 Ch Filly Written Tycoon x Inprivato has been withdrawn.

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Magic Millions National Weanling, Broodmare & Yearling Sale

Magic Millons National Yearling Sale

Lot 1903     Bay Colt             Artie Schiller x YatalaArtie Schiller x Yatala Body shot
This athletic colt is the second foal of the multiple stakes placed mare Yatala, who is by More than Ready mare. He stands over plenty of ground as did his sire Artie Schiller.  His sire Artie Schiller was a Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and producer of Group 1 winners. This well related colt will command your interest.

Artie Schiller x Apolina_15-05-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__23Lot 1933      Bay/Br Colt     Artie Schiller x Apolina
This well related colt is a half brother to recent Hong Kong winner and Group 2 Sandown Guineas place getter Apollo’s Choice. Apollo’s Choice is the only progeny of Rubiton mare Apolina to race. Apolina is a full sister to multiple black type winning sprinter Prince Rubiton.
His sire Artie Schiller was a Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and producer
of Group 1 winners.

Lot 2085    Bay/Br Colt     Denman x Flawless Choice
Denman x Flawless Choice No 1
A strong, thick boned colt with a well rounded hind quarter and deep girth. He is an outstanding example of his sire Denman and Redoute’s Choice all in one horse. He is the second foal of the multiple stakes related Redoute’s Choice mare Flawless Choice, a four time and metro winner herself.  An excellent evolutionary product of the proven Lonhro x Danehill cross.

Lot 2109     Ch Colt               Wanted x Gal ExpressWanted x Gal Express_15-05-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__138
This powerful colt is the son of Success Express mare Gal Express. All of Gal Express’s foals to race are winners including the triple 2yo black type place getter Timely Truce.
This colt is by the popular Group 1 Newmarket winning  son of Fastnet Rock – Wanted.

Magic Millions National Weanling Sale

Lot 167        Ch  Colt           Helmet  x  SkidoodlHelmet x Skidoodle_15-05-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__186e
There is a bit of ‘X’ factor about this well balanced flashy colt. He is out of Encosta De Lago mare Skidoodle. Skidoodle has already produced promising 3yo sprinter Tudor who has earned black type recently (May 2015) finishing runner up at Group 2 level and previously at listed level in open company.
His sire, Helmet, a son of Exceed And Excel, won at Group 1 level
on 3 occasions, twice as a 2yo and once as a 3yo in the Caulfield
Guineas. Helmet’s progeny have not yet raced.

Lot 273        Ch Colt             Sebring  x  Candy StripesSebring x Candy Stripes_15-05-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__240
This quality colt is the first foal from Commands mare Candy Stripes. Candy Stripes finished third at listed level and is the daughter of Group 2 winner and Group 1 runner up Candy Vale.
His sire is one of the hottest young stallions in Australia. Sebring won the Golden Slipper and is the sire of multiple Group 1 winners Dissident and Criterion and others.

Lot 316        Bay   Colt          Pierro  x  EmilydelagoPierro x Emilydelago_15-05-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__402
This strong colt is among the first crop of Australia’s Champion 2yo sprinter and Golden Slipper winner Pierro. Pierro won 5 Group 1s to 1600m including Australia’s 2yo triple crown. He was rated the top 3yo sprinting colt in the world.
He is from Encosta de Lago mare Emily De Lago. Emily De Lago is a half sister to black type winner Shanghai Warrior and the dam of
listed runner up Zellindi.

 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale

Lot 683       Bay Mare           InthemixInthemix_15-05-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__517
Inthemix is a 2yo city winning mare and a full sister to $1million earner and regular blacktype performer Pepperwood. She has produced two foals to race – both winners including Polinelli who strung 3 wins in a row earlier this season.
Inthemix is in foal to first season sire Unencumbered. Unencumbered won five early two year old races including the $2 million 2yo Magic Millions Classic.

Lot 844       Ch Mare             Pride of EncostaPride Of Encosta_15-05-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__458
Pride Of Encosta is a daughter of champion sire Encosta De Lago. She is out of the good broodmare and well related Pride Of Ingenue. Pride Of Ingenue produced 4 times Group 1 runner up Atapi and listed place getter Silence Prevails.

Pride of Encosta is in foal to freshman stallion Shamus Award.
Shamus Award was Australia’s top rated 3yo during the 2013/14
season when he won the Group 1 Cox Plate and the Group 1 Australian

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Two In A Row For Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond (4g. Tale Of The Cat – Mighty Atalanta by Mighty Avalanche) made it back to back wins at Singapore last Friday – both by the closest of margins.

After racing on the speed Blue Diamond looked as though he would be run down by a late finishing Invincible Man, however Blue Diamond with Nooresh Juglall up fought on strongly to hold on and win the race over the 1,100 metre trip on April 24.
Race Replay: Singapore 24 April 2015 Race 9

Manoel Nunes was on board the Alvin Tan trained 4yo in his next start over the 1,000 metre trip. Again Blue Diamond raced on speed and was tough when it mattered to edge out front runner Lively Dragon and third place getter Eatons Gold who loomed late.
Race Replay: Singapore 08 May Race 7

Blue Diamond was bred by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm and sold at Adelaide’s Magic Millions yearling sale in 2012 for AUD$50,000. The win on Friday was his fifth in Singapore and took his career earnings to SGD$185,776.

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Apollo’s Choice Salutes in Hong Kong

Douglas Whyte steers Apollo's Choice to victory in the last event yesterday, bringing up his fourth win of the day aboard David Hall's galloper. Photos: Kenneth Chan SCMP 12 Apr 15

David Hall’s Apollo’s Choice with Douglas Whyte on – Photo: Kenneth Chan, South China Morning Post 12 Apr 15

Apollo’s Choice (4g. Choisir – Apolina by Rubiton) won the richest race on the card at Sha Tin last Sunday – A HK$1,500,000 mile race on the turf track for Australian trainer David Hall. It was Douglas Whyte’s fourth win for the day. From the inside gate Whyte positioned Apollo’s Choice in the box seat. 350metres from home Whyte took a run inside the front runner Sichaun Exec. Despite being tightened for room Apollo’s Choice pushed through and was strong to the line holding out race favourite Celestial Smile by a length.

Race Replay R11 Sha Tin 12 Apr 15

The win was Apollo’s Choice’s third  from just eight career starts and his first in Hong Kong.

Apollo’s Choice was purchased at Inglis’ Premier Sale in 2013 by Shea Eden. He won his first two starts before a luckless fourth at listed level at Flemington. He backed up in the following week into the Group 2 Sandown Guineas where he finished third.

On the strength of those performances Apollo’s Choice was sold to Hong Kong where he joined David Hall’s stable. He sustained a minor ligament injury after his first start at his new home before being rested and gelded. He displayed some of his ability in his next two starts, hitting the front in his race on the 8th of March before fading. He then won a trial before his victory yesterday.

Apollo’s Choice was bred at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm and is the first foal to race from Rubiton mare Apolina.

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Lot 276 – Inglis Easter Yearling Sale

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Lot 276 – Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Ch f Street Cry x Amarazetti

Lauriston Thoroughred Farm’s sole entry into Inglis’s Easter Yearling Sale is Lot 276 a stunning chestnut filly by Street Cry from Group 3 placed Commands mare Amarazetti, from the family of Group 1 winners I Like Diamonds and Hill of Grace.

The filly will be presented by one of Victoria’s leading vendor’s Three Bridges Thoroughbreds who will be offering a select draft of three yearlings at the sale.

Ill fated Street Cry is an amazingly versatile stallion with global appeal. He produced USA horse of the year Zenyatta as well as Steet Sense, Street Boss and others. He has been super successful in Australia leaving a Melbourne Cup hero in Shocking, a brilliant Blue Diamond winner in Pride of Dubai and everything in between. Both Shocking and Pride Of Dubai are out of daughters of Danehill. Lot 276 is bred on a similar cross. Amarazetti is by Commands a son of Danehill.

Amarazetti has produced three older foals: City winner Ms Mazetti (3f. Lonhro x Amarazetti) finished 0.2length second behind Bullpit on debut while edging out Rich Enuff into 3rd before winning at Caulfield in her next start; Recent winner Zettfidaa (4f. Red Ransom x Amarazetti); and Realise The Dream (2f. More Than Ready x Amarazetti) who has trialled well recently for trainer Mick Price.

“This filly is strong, very muscular with lovely loose movement and being by Street Cry she could end up well placed in a number of countries, so she certainly looks like a yearling with a very positive future,” said Three Bridges’ Toby Liston.

“Lauriston Thoroughbreds have done a terrific job in raising her and no doubt her Super VOBIS eligibility will spark some Victorian interest given the amazing prize money and bonuses on offer.”

Lot 276 Pedigree

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Swiftly Red simply too swift at Bendigo

Swiftly RedSwiftly Red proved too strong at Bendigo to notch the second win of her prep for Mornington-based trainer Tony Noonan in the Andy’s Earthmovers Handicap over 1400m.

Holding off a late challenge in the final 50m of the race, Swiftly Red held on by a head for connections at Laurel Oak Bloodstock who race a number of horses with Noonan with the partnership enjoying an excellent season together.

“I’ve got to give a lot of thanks to my foreman Viv Bertrand and Lisa Jones who manages our farm,” Noonan said.

“They have done a lot of work with the mare who has had muscle enzyme problems in the past and a lot of people have worked extremely hard and got a lot out of her.”

Swiftly Red, a 4-year-old Testa Rossa mare, was having the fifth run and second victory of her campaign but Noonan expects even more to come as the tracks begin softening as winter approaches.

Jockey Nick Hall returned to the saddle to partner Swiftly Red and maintained his perfect strike with two wins from two rides aboard to mare.

Jumping from barrier 1, Swiftly Red pinged out of the gates forcing Lilian to work hard in the early stages to find the lead.

Settling Swiftly Red in the run, Hall eventually gave up the lead but gave his mare the dream run in transit on the fence, one behind Lilian.

Peeling out at the top of the straight, Hall peeled out and balanced up Swiftly Red ($4.60) who was strong to the line to score by a head from Deeming ($6.00) and Ungreatful Ellen ($2.70) in third.

“I was happy to switch her over to the left and it really got her through the line,” Hall said.

Race Replay: R6 Bendigo 02 Apr 15

Article sourced from Tony Noonan Racing Website

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