Magic Millions 2015 Adelaide Yearling Sale

MAG141_GC  Adelaide Sale Banner_FINAL HR_gwv2Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm are proud to be presenting a draft of six quality yearlings at the Magic Millions 2015 Adelaide Yearling Sale from 9th March.

The Lauriston draft will be available for inspection from Thursday 5th March at Magic Millions’ Morphettville sales complex. The yearlings will be stabled in Barn 3 Row A.

Lot 63       Ch Colt        Bianconi x Empowering
Bianconi x Empowering_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1344This athletic colt by Bianconi is the first foal from General Nediym mare Empowering. Empowering is a full sister to Tendue dam of Group 3 runner up Alcohol who has won in excess of $250,000 and Alcobro who remains undefeated in his 3 starts to date. Both Alcohol and Alcobro are by Bianconi making this yearling colt, nicknamed Alcocuzz, is a 100% blood relation.

Wanted x Off The Planet_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__916Lot 163     Bay Colt      Wanted x Off The Planet
This strong Wanted colt is the second foal from Off The Planet. Off The Planet is a city performer who has won more than $130,000. Off The Planet is a half sister to Laetitia dam of black type performers Stryker, Exeed & Exalt, Puerto Banus and Seeking Attention.

Lot 166     Bay Colt      Domesday x OrpenellaDomesday x Orpenella_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__969
This well balanced colt is by Domesday from Orpenella, a half sister to black type performers Booroonga and Astro Gains. Orpenella has produced four foals to race. All are winners.


Magic Albert x Swift Sands_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1481Lot 231     Bay Filly      Magic Albert x Swift Sands
This nicely put together filly by Magic Albert is the first foal from Swift Sands. Swift Sands was an early sprinting mare who won 5 races and more than $100,000. Her dam, Quite Astute was placed at Group 3 level.

Nicconi x Tango Express_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1440Lot 237     Ch Filly       Nicconi x Tango Express
This athletic filly by Nicconi is the first foal from Success Express mare Tango Express. Tango Express was a regular city class sprinting performer who won on four occasions.

Lot 285
   Bay Colt      Foreplay x ArticulationForeplay x Articulation_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1240

This strong colt by Foreplay is the second foal from winning mare Articulation. Articulation is from the family of Group 1 performer Etoile D’or and Chincilla Rose and Star Witness, etc.MAG141_GC  Adelaide Sale Banner_FINAL HR_gwv2

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2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm are proud to be presenting a draft of thirteen quality yearlings at the 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale from 1st March.

The Lauriston draft will be available for inspection from Tuesday 24th February at Inglis’ Oaklands sales complex. The yearlings will be stabled in Barn G.

Session 1
Lot 2        Bay Colt         High Chaparral x AccelerationHigh Chaparral x Acceleration_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__553
This athletic colt by High Chaparral (sire of So You Think, It’s A Dundeel, Shoot Out etc. is from the sprinting mare Acceleration. Acceleration was a regular city performer who achieved success to 1350 metres. She was runner up at listed level and won more than $180,000. Followers of the Rasmussen Factor will note that this colt is inbred, (3x4x5), to the good dam Fairy Bridge. Acceleration is by champion sire Encosta de
Lago, a son of Fairy King. Her mating to High Chaparral is designed to
introduce Sadler’s Wells – a full brother to Fairy King to this yearling’s

Lot 81      Bay Colt         Manhattan Rain x Chordata_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__596Manhattan Rain x Chordata
This quality colt by the Group 1 performer Manhattan Rain, sire of Moonovermanhattan, is from the city winning mare Chordata. Chordata is a daughter of multiple Group 1 winner Dashing Eagle and a full sister to the sprinter Gaburin who has earned more than $2 Million prize money in Japan.

Lot 138    Ch Filly            Helmet x EmilydelagoHelmet x Emily De Lago_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__326
This good boned filly is by the exciting first season sire and triple Group 1 winner Helmet. Her dam, Emilydelago, a city 2y.o winner, has produced two foals to race – both are winners including Zellindi a 2yo city winner and was beaten a nose at listed level.

Lot 140    Bay Colt         Bel Esprit x EncapsulateBel Esprit x Encapsulate_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__504
This outstanding colt is by champion Victorian sire Bel Esprit – a prolific getter of winners, including Black Caviar. His dam, Encapsulate by Encosta de Lago produced multiple city winner Swipeline. Encapsulate is the daughter of listed place getter Anemone Garden.

Lot 464    Bay Filly        Exceed and Excel x RapidementExceed And Excel x Rapidement_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__196
This speedy looking filly is by champion 2yo sire Exceed And Excel (sire of Overreach, Guelph, Earthquake, etc.) and the first foal from Flemington and Moonee Valley winning sprinter Rapidement. Rapidement’s siblings include the sprinters Sir Monashee (winner of 7 races and $478,000) and Monashee Dancer (winner of 10 races and $277,000)

Starcraft x Saratoga_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__364Lot 496    Brown Filly    Starcraft x Saratoga
This striking filly by Group 1 winner Starcraft, (sire of Star Witness), is the second living foal from the city winning mare Saratoga. At two Saratoga finished runner up in the listed QTC McDougall stakes and fourth in the Group 2 QTC Sires’ Produce Stakes. She retired to stud with earnings in excess of $160,000.

Lot 515    Bay Filly        Commands x Show StealerCommands x Show Stealer_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__356
This filly displays all the hallmarks of an early runner. She is by the champion sire Commands from the well related early running family of Show Stealer. Show Stealer is a half sister to Group 2 winner Great Crusader, Listed place getters Bold Reason and Gay Adventure and the half sister to Stolen Beauty who has produced 2yo Magic Millions Classic winner Real Surreal and Group 3 winner Benny’s Buttons.
Show Stealer won her last three race starts – two at city level before
being retired to stud.

Not A Single Doubt x Skidoodle_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__106Lot 521    Bay Filly        Not a Single Doubt x Skidoodle
This powerful filly is by Not A Single Doubt, the sire of Miracles Of Life and many other well credentialed race performers. Her dam Skidoodle is a winning daughter of Encosta de Lago. Skidoodle has produced the promising 3yo Tudor and the older sibling Velonski, a winner of 6 races. Tudor has won at city level and has finished runner up at listed level. His earnings currently exceed $200,000. Velonski has also won at city
level and earned $140,000.

Session 2
Lot 654      Bay Filly      Choisir x CorinellaChoisir x Corinella_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1861
This elegant filly is by Choisir (sire of Starspangledbanner,etc.) and the first foal from Corinella, a daughter of High Chaparral. Corinella won on two occasions and is a half sister to consistent black type performer Changing Eyes.

Lot 664      Ch Filly        Congrats x DocaladyCongrats x Docalady_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__2003
This neat filly is by popular US sire Congrats from Stravinsky mare Docalady. Docalady is the daughter of black type winner That’s It Doc and was herself placed at listed level on three occasions. The family has consistently produced early sprinters. Docalady is the dam of Dasilva, the winner of 4 races.

Toorak Toff x Entango_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1145 useLot  670     Ch Colt         Toorak Toff x Entango
This well balanced colt by dual group 1 winner Toorak Toff is from Entango – a half sister to stakes winner Tycoon Tango. Tycoon Tango is the dam of stakes placed Tycoon’s Heart who like Toorak Toff is by Show A Heart. Entango has produced city performer Tango Express.

New Approach x Paramount_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1025Lot 718      Ch Colt          New Approach x Paramount
This well balanced colt by New Approach, (Group 1 winning sire of May’s Dream, Gamblin’ Guru, etc.), is the second foal from Paramount. Paramount is a full sister to Group 1 Stradbroke Hcp winner La Montagna.

Lot 755      Bay Filly       Domesday x SpycatcherDomesday x Spycatcher_06-02-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1617
This strong, well conformed filly by Domesday is from Spy Catcher. Spy Catcher, a half sister to listed performer Rendzina, is from the family of Surround stakes winner Khaptivaan- dam of Oakleigh Plate winner Khaptingly and the good performer Khaptrist.

Our 2015 Yearling Preview publication can be viewed below


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Rock of Glory blows rivals away on home soil

Rock Of GloryThe Dan O’Sullivan-trained colt was sent out a raging hot favourite in the Whiteheads Timber Maiden Plate (1000m) and didn’t disappoint, unleashing a strong finishing burst to score a runaway two-and-a-quarter-length win.

Rock of Glory’s success arrives at his seventh career outing and after a persistent campaign that began in November last year when he debuted at Hamilton.

It continues the stable’s good recent association with champion jockey Damien Oliver, who also rode stablemate Leicameares to victory at Ballarat last month.

Oliver said the step back in trip worked well for Rock of Glory, whose past two runs had been over 1200m and 1209m.

“I think it was a smart idea by Dan bringing him back to the 1000m, just teaching him how to pace himself,” Oliver said.

“He got a bit of speed, was able to sit in behind and he was just going in the straight – only did what he had to do – but after the line he ran right through the line and finished off good.

“I think he has certainly got room for improvement when he learns to pace himself a bit better.”

The Dan O’Sullivan Racing team sends its congratulations to all of Rock of Glory’s connections.

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Swiftly Red lands VOBIS bonus for Laurel Oak Bloodstock

Swiftly RedSwiftly Red (4m. Testa Rossa – General Resolve by General Nediym) broke through for her long awaited maiden win at Sale this afternoon for Mornington-based trainer Tony Noonan to also claim the $14,000 VOBIS Gold owners bonus for Laurel Oak Bloodstock.

The 4-year-old Testa Rossa mare appears back to her best following her last preparation which Noonan described as “disappointing”.

“She showed a lot as a 3-year-old and she’s finally enjoying her racing again,” Noonan said.

“I’m rapt for Louis Mihalyka and his crew at Laurel Oak who race a lot of horses with us.

“With the VOBIS bonus available here, we targeted the mare at this race and it’s just a great feeling when plans come to fruition like this because we knew she had the ability to win and it was just a matter of getting her to focus.

“At the start of the prep, I was confident that she would be racing in the city by the end of this prep so I look forward to seeing her work through the grades.”

Jumping from barrier 6 in the field of 14, jockey Nick Hall appeared in trouble early when Swiftly Red started pulling and racing keenly.

Amidst the big field, Hall maneuvered Swiftly Red to the outside with cover to travel forward of midfield enabling the mare to eventually settle.

“I was a little bit worried when she started to overrace but Nick did a great job getting her to relax and give her open running room which is what she has always needed to focus on her job,” Noonan said.

Upon straightening, the gap opened for Hall to bring Swiftly Red ($4.60) into the race where she hit the lead at the 150m mark and hold off the field to score by 1.75L from Sequins ‘N’ Spice ($14) and Lexinator ($4.40F) in third.
Race replay: Race 4 Sale 08 Feb 15
Article sourced from Tony Noonan Racing

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Lauriston’s Candidate for Magic Millions Classic

Jason Warren and his Snitzel filly with Belinda Palmer and Lauriston’s Brooke Vewrey-Mitchell

Jason Warren and his Snitzel filly with Belinda Palmer and Lauriston’s Brooke Vewrey-Mitchell

Mornington trainer Jason Warren has a likely candidate for next year’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic after pin-pointing a racy Snitzel filly from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm at the Gold Coast on Thursday.

“She was value considering what some of the other Snitzels are selling for this week,” Warren said. “It’s been hard to get a good one at the right price so we’re very happy to send her home for $170,000.”

The Snitzel – Five Star Belle filly is the first foal of a half-sister to G1 QTC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Aragen and Perth stakes winner Cavallo Pazzo. “She’s a stunning filly and looks a two year-old type,” Warren added. “There’s been plenty of hype around the first season sires but I will take her any day.”

Warren’s partner Belinda Palmer will syndicate the filly among a group of ladies so she’s eligible for an extra bonus next year.

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm returned to the Gold Coast for the first time in several years. “We were lucky enough to buy Gold Edition here and she won the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy,” Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm’s operations manager James O’Brien said. “The atmosphere is terrific and all our yearlings have been nominated for Super VOBIS.”

The Corinella based farm also sold two colts to Danny O’Brien on Thursday and Friday. The first was another Snitzel from Inthemix (Easy Rocking) for $65,000 and the second was a Sebring out of Rhodamine (Success Express) that made $125,000.

The final Lauriston lot was a Star Witness – Spectacula filly purchased for $65,000 by James Bester on behalf of the “It’s All About The Girls” syndicate.

Timely Truce completed a winning week for the O’Brien family at Cranbourne on Friday night. The Brief Truce gelding was racing first-up after almost a year on the sidelines and he benefited from a perfect ride by Jye McNeil.
Article sourced from Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria by Karl Patterson

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Timely Return

It had been 48 weeks since Timely Truce (5g. Brief Truce – Gal Express by Success Express) had stepped out at a race day. Last Friday at Cranbourne Timely Truce returned to Cranbourne in a $25,000 benchmark 70 rated race over 1,000 metres. It was the last race of the experimental rapid racing day with races spaced just twenty minutes apart and jockeys unable to compete in consecutive races.

Jye McNeil had been chosen by Ricky Maund to ride. Jye positioned Timely Truce into fourth position one out from the rail. The two leaders set a fast tempo but at the turn Timely Truce moved out to press for the lead. He won by just over two lengths.

Ricky Maund lauded the efforts of his team for Timely Truce’s impressive return to the racetrack.
Race Replay:R8 Cranbourne 09 Jan 15

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Four In A Row For Stimulatte

StimulatteStimulatte (4g Excites – Caffe Francais by Latarmiss), pictured as a yearling, continued his consistent run making it four wins in a row at Morphettville last Saturday. His winning distance range of 1,800 to 2,033 metres have been at margins of 3.9 lengths, 4.8 lengths, 2.5 lengths and 2.1 lengths respectively and at odds of $3.40, $1.80, $1.50 and $1.60.

Josh Cartwright had partnered the gelding in the first three legs of the quartet but was in Dubai for his latest outing. Joe Toeroek picked up the winning ride. Joe allowed the gelding to creep up to the leading bunch from midfield before pouncing in the straight.

Stimulatte’s win secured Gordon Richards a $10,000 South Australian trainers’ bonus for training four winners in a month.

The Lauriston Thoroughbred farm bred gelding was purchased by Gordon Richards for $7,000 at Adelaide’s Magic Million’s yearling sale. He has now won more than $130,000.
Race Replay:R4 Morphettville 03 Jan 15

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Magic Millions 2015 Gold Coast Yearling Sale Draft

For the first time for some years, Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will be presenting a draft of four yearlings, two colts and two fillies, at the up-coming Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.

The draft will be available for inspection from Friday 2nd January and stabled in Barn QA.

Snitzel x Five Star Belle_18-12-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__623Lot 247 is a chestnut filly bred on the same cross as Group1 winner Sizzling. She is by Snitzel from the General Nediym mare, Five Star Belle. The dam won 4 races from 1400m to 1800m and we all know of the exploits of the sire. Ever since she took her first steps this filly has exuded a presence and precocity. During the whole sale preparation period she impressed our yearling manager, Warren Diggles who commented that she has great attitude and is a delight to handle.

Snitzel x Inthemix_18-12-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1060Lot 334   is a magnificent chestnut colt by Snitzel from the Easy Rocking mare, Inthemix  – a full sister to the million dollar stakes winner Pepperwood. This colt is strong, well conformed and well balanced. He has handled the sale preparation with aplomb and that attitude will undoubtedly transcend into his race ability. Make sure you inspect this youngster because he will impress!

Sebring x Rhodamine_18-12-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__981Lot 567 is a bay colt from a family that has nicked well with More Than Ready. This colt is by More Than Ready’s son Sebring from the Success Express mare Rhodamine, a winner of eight races.  He is a great walker and already displays the physique of a natural athlete. There will be very few better types than this son of Sebring at these sales.


Star Witness x Spectacula_18-12-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__755Lot 633   is a bay or brown filly by Star Witness from the city winning Testa Rossa mare Spectacula. She ticks all the boxes: including size, conformation, length of rein, posture and alertness. Lot 633 represents a wonderful opportunity to purchase a quality filly which will provide the buyer(s) with great enjoyment. Don’t miss her. She’s well worth a close inspection.

The four horses listed above are all Super VOBIS nominated and BOBS eligible.

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Gauteng Gal Shows a Turn of Foot

Lot 698,Turffontein x Gal Express_05-02-2013_GEN_Lauriston__2064Among Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm’s draft at the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale was Lot 698 – a chestnut filly by Turffontein (pictured above as a yearling). The filly was sold to WA trainer John Price for $20,000. John relocated to Victoria and named the filly Gauteng Gal
(3f. Turffontein – Gal Express by Success Express)

She stepped out on debut at Stony Creek earlier this month. However, she could not muster early speed and found herself toward the tail of the field. She was wide at the turn but after straightening she really hit the line well to dead heat for third just 0.3 lengths behind the winner.

Her second start was for three year old maiden fillies over 1,100 metres at Bendigo today. The field included some highly fancied and expensive first starters.

WA raider Chris Parnham picked up the ride. Earlier he had steered home Wez Hunter’s Parcel to an impressive victory. Gauteng Gal began from the wide gate. Perhaps having learned from her previous race start Gauteng Gal was fast away and wide but able to maintain some early speed. From the wide spot Chris eased her into a gap and positioned her masterfully closest to the fence and just behind the leading bunch. From there Chris tracked race favourite Lady Einstsein into the straight before asking Gauteng Gal to show the turn of foot that she had displayed on debut. Gauteng Gal won by a length.

The win made it two wins from both Victorian rides for Chris Parnham.
Race Replay: R4 Bendigo 21 Dec 14

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Hat Trick For Stimulatte

DSC0575 Excites x Caffe FrancaisGordon Richards elected to run Stimulatte (4g Excites – Caffe Francais by Latarmiss) at Morphettville yesterday. The gelding (pictured as a yearling) had won just a week earlier and impressed punters enough to send him him out as the $1.50 favourite. From the wide gate Josh Cartwright confidently took Stimulatte to the front. Frost Dodger gave chase and although game to the end was never really a threat to Stimulatte who won over the 1,950 metre journey by 2.5 lengths. The win gave trainer and jockey a double following Nordic Eclipse’s victory in the first and made it three wins in a row for Stimulatte.

Gordon Richards purchased the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred gelding at the Magic Million’s Adelaide sale in 2012 for $7,000. The win was Stimulatte’s fifth and takes his career earnings to $113,800.
Race Replay: R3 Morphettville 20 Dec 14

Lot 141,Bel Esprit x Pride Of Encosta_12-02-2012_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbreds__305Later at Cranbourne’s Saturday night meeting Fairy House (4f Bel Esprit – Pride of Encosta by Encosta de Lago) pictured as a yearling also sported the LTF brand into the winning stall. Jinx stole a big break on the field but under pressure she began to tire and Noel Callow aboard Fairy House was able to reel her in during the latter stages and draw away to win by a length and a half.

It was the second career win for the John Moloney trained 4yo. The mare was purchased from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm for $80,000 by Steve Brem for her owners from the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale.
Race Replay: R6 Cranbourne 20 Dec 14

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