Lauriston’s Purple Patch Continues


Typecast – Picture by Bradley Photographers sourced from Snowden Racing Website

Twelve Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred horses won a total of thirteen races during January making it one of the most successful months for the farm.

February has continued in a similar manner. Winona Costin partnered Typecast (3f. Exceed And Excel x Show Stealer) in the first at Wyong last Thursday. Well out of their ground at the turn, Typecast displayed a late turn of foot to just edge out Libby Tickets in an exciting finish. Typecast was an $80,000 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale purchase from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm for Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock. The three year filly is the first Lauriston bred horse to be trained by Peter & Paul Snowden.
Race Replay:04 Feb 16: R1 Wyong

Other February Lauriston bred winners to date include Godavari (5g. Lonhro x Entango) at Rockhampton, Stimulatte (5g. Excites x Caffe Francais) at Morphettville and Artemisia (5m. Elvstroem x Denomination) at Strathalbyn.

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Global Glamour Impresses On Debut

Global Glamour Global Glamour Photo Source: Illawarra Mercury

Gai Waterhouse wrote in her Friday blog: “This weekend, a filly I am very excited about named Global Glamour (Star Witness x Spectacula) is making her debut. I am not saying she will win as if she was Amelia’s Dream, but she certainly has a great chance of making it one from one come 1.04pm.” (Read more here: Gai’s Blog-They All Have to Start Somewhere)

Gai was right. Global Glamour (2f. Star Witness x Spectacular) did not win as if she was Amelia’s Dream who won by 10 lengths on debut. Global Glamour won by 6.3 lengths. Although slightly tardy away, Paul King pushed Global Glamour to take up a forward position along the rail. After straightening and steering to the middle of the track, King pressed the go button. The 2yo filly responded impressively. Gai TV: Global Glamour

Gai Waterhouse’s English won the same race last year. She went on to win the Group 2 Reisling Stakes in her next start and followed that run in The Golden Slipper where she finished second. The TAB responded to Global Glamour’s win by reducing her Golden Slipper market price to $26.

Its all about the girlsGlobal Glamour was purchased just over a year ago $65,000 at the 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions by astute buyer James Bester for the high profile It’s All About The Girls syndicate. The syndicate is made up of 40 ladies from around the world.

Global Glamour is the third 2yo filly from Lauriston Thoroughbred 2013 crop to race this season. The Seductress trained by Jason Warren has won twice (at Bendigo and Caulfield), while Ciaron Maher’s Emphatically finished runner up in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Preview on Australia Day and third in the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes.

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Hands And Heels Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond 240116Blue Diamond: Photo source: Singapore Turf Club

Yesterday Blue Diamond (5g. Tale Of The Cat x Mighty Atalanta) claimed his seventh victory at Singapore for trainer Alwin Tan. Jockey Troy See was positive from the outset in the 1,100 metre race but lost his whip during the run. Blue Diamond responded well to hands and heels riding and won by more than a length. It was the second time that Blue Diamond had won after a jockey had lost his whip. Race Replay: R7 Singapore 24 Jan 16

The victory increased the tally of Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred horse wins for January 2016 to ten – a monthly personal best for the farm.

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The Gauch’s Experience Pays Off

Last Friday Darren Gauci partnered Lauriston bred Ultimate Doom (4g. Domesday x Cosmic Express) at Cranbourne over 2080 metres. It was the fourth start of Ultimate Dooms first preparation with Richard Laming. The gelding had been frustrating in his previous starts with his new trainer and so Richard engaged the experienced hoop. Richard’s instructions were very clear, “lead”. The Gauch obliged. Coming to the home turn Ultimate Doom seemed to be fading, but Darren’s class and experience told. He changed the whip to his left hand and the 4yo responded. Ultimate Doom won by more than two length an expanding his margin on the line. “He has tricks,” explained Richard Laming who plans to aim him at a Moonee Valley staying race in a fortnight. The win was Ultimates Doom’s fourth. Race Replay: R5 Cranbourne 22 Jan 16

The following day  Wales with Steven King on board completed a Richard Laming trained weekend double after winning in impressive fashion over the 2,040 metre trip at Moonee Valley.

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Chester Manifold Stakes Plan Comes Off

Tudor CMDoug Harrison was tossing up between running Tudor at Randwick or in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington yesterday. After reviewing the fields, weights and track conditions Doug opted for the latter. It was a winning decision.

Tudor presentationDarren Gauci had partnered Tudor on two prior occasions and felt that removing the blinkers would help the entire to settle. The plan was to go forward as it did not look like there was too much speed in the race. The Gauch made his intentions on Tudor known early effectively discouraging others from participating in a speed battle. The rest is history.

Tudor jumped cleanly and fast. Superbly rated by Darren he was never headed. Only Decircles and Tried And Tired tried to go with him. Tudor stole a break at the turn beating off Decircles and the rest of the field leaving Tried And Tired to give chase. It was a heart in mouth moment. The Flemington straight is long and Tudor did not seem to stay the trip at his previous outing. Tried And Tired loomed but Tudor resolutely extended his neck and was dogged to the line. He won by half a length. Race Replay: Flemington R7- 16 Jan 16 Chester Manifold Stakes

The win was Tudor’s third and while finishing runner up in Group 2 company it was his first win at black type level. It increased his prizemoney earnings beyond $370,000.

Tudor - Chester ManifoldTudor, by Strategic from Encosta de Lago mare Skidoodle, was bred and is raced by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm. Skidoodle has produced Velonski (by Falvelon) who has won six races and $140,000 and promising 2yo filly Emphatically (by Not a Single Doubt). In just her second start for trainer Ciaron Maher Emphatically finished third (beaten 0.3length) in the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes. She is being targeted at the Blue Diamond Preview for fillies at Caulfield on Australia Day.

Less than an hour later Alcobro stepped out at Morphettville over 1200 metres for trainer Richard Jolly with Jake Toeroek on. Like Tudor Alcobro led from the get-go to win by almost a length. It was Alcobro’s fourth career win and took his earnings beyond $100,000. Alcobro has previously placed at listed level. Race Replay: Morphettville R6 – 16 Jan 16

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred Alcobro (Bianconi ex Tendue) is a full brother to Alcohol – a black type performer and six time winner with earnings beyond $300,000.

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present a total of nine yearlings at Inglis’ upcoming Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. Among them will be a half brother to Alcobro. The colt is by ten time Group 1 winner So You Think and will be presented as Lot 391 at the sale on Tuesday 1st March 2016. Pedigree: Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Lot 391 Bay Colt So You Think ex Tendue

Inspections of the draft by appointment are welcome at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella prior to their departure to the Oaklands Junction sales complex.

It has been a stellar start to the calendar year for Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred racehorses. Eight horses with the LTF brand have found the winning post ahead of their rivals in just the past two weeks. They are: Alcobro 16 Jan Morphettville, Tudor 16 Jan Flemington, Interlude 15 Jan Toowoomba, Sette Bello 10 Jan Mornington, The Seductress 9 Jan Caulfield, Chiavari 8 Jan Cranbourne, Godavari 8 Jan Mackay and Finke 02 Jan Darwin. Honourable mentions go to Apollo’s Choice who missed by a lip in a class 2 at Sha Tin last weekend and Clarry Conners’ Captured who was beaten by a similar margin on 8 Jan at Gosford.

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Keeping count at Corinella

Lauristons-Brooke-Verwey-Mitchell-leads-the-Snitzel-–-Rapidement-filly-resizedLauriston Thoroughbreds averaged $170,000 for its yearlings at the Magic Millions and operations manager James O’Brien was also busy keeping count of the farm’s winning graduates over the weekend.

The Corinella nursery grossed $850,000 for its 5 lots on the Gold Coast topped by a $220,000 filly bought by Victorian syndicator Brad Spicer. She’s bred to fly being by Snitzel and out of Moonee Valley 55 Second Challenge winner Rapidement.

“She’s VOBIS nominated and Brad will bring her back to target all the bonus money,” O’Brien said.

“She’s an impressive filly and is bred on a similar cross to Wandjina.”

Lauriston Thoroughbreds sold a Snitzel colt (ex Paramount) to Toby Edmonds for $200,000 plus a Redoute’s Choice filly (ex Show Stealer) that Jason Warren secured for $160,000.

Show Stealer’s first foal is a 3yo Exceed And Excel filly with the Snowdens named Typecast and she was placed first-up at Hawkesbury during a short prep earlier this season.

“Jason trains the mare’s 2yo filly Conductress. She’s by Commands and Jason was keen to come back for the yearling on the strength of what she’s shown so far O’Brien said.

The latest Lauriston Thoroughbreds bred galloper heading to Hong Kong is the
Not A Single Doubt filly (ex Five Star Belle) that made $180,000 on Thursday. She’s a three-quarter sister to Warren’s promising 2yo filly The Seductress who won again at Caulfield on Saturday.

Apollo Choice (Choisir) has showcased the Lauriston Thoroughbreds brand in Hong Kong and he came within a head of winning again at Sha Tin on Saturday. He was placed in a G2 Sandown Guineas before heading off-shore to clients of David Hall.

The narrow loss didn’t knock the gloss off a wonderful week for the O’Brien family in Australia. They celebrated 4 winners in just 3 days as Godavari (r7 Mackay), Chiavari (r4 Cranbourne), The Seductress (r1 Caulfield) and Sette Bello (r1 Mornington) kept the roll going from Friday to Sunday.

The Seductress picked up $79,000 for her win the $80,000 prizemoney race. Being nominated to Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold, she was able to almost double the usual winning prizemoney for such a race. She has now won a tick over $116,000 with half of that coming in VOBIS bonuses demonstrating the lure of racing a Victorian bred horse.

After the dust settled on a super start to the sale season, O’Brien’s buoyant mood mirrored the whole industry in his role as TBV President.

“The Gold Coast was exciting and the results were terrific. The VOBIS qualified lots attracted buyers up there and our vendors have a catalogue full of them coming up at Melbourne Premier as well as significant numbers of lots at Sydney Classic, Adelaide, Tasmania and Sydney Easter,” O’Brien said.

Article source: TBV

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The Seductress Seduces Bendigo

Snitzel x Five Star Belle_18-12-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__623Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm presented a draft of four yearlings at Magic Millions 2015 yearling sale last January. Among them was Lot 247 a Snitzel filly from Five Star Belle (pictured as a yearling). The filly was purchased by Mornington trainer Jason Warren (pictured below) and attracted a ladies ownership group to target the $500,000 Magic Millions 2yo bonus.

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

The filly was named The Seductress and debuted at Bendigo last October. The Seductress ran a credible third behind Dalradian who went on to win the $250,000 2yo Inglis Banner at his very next start. After the race The Seductress was diagnosed with a hamstring strain and provided remedial attention and a short break.

She returned in good order and impressed Jason at her first jump out who claimed “She has improved two lengths”. The plan was to trial her again before heading to Flemington for a 2yo filly’s race on New Year’s Day. But Jason identified a Bendigo 900m 2yo race that called for late nominations after attracting only six initial nominations – all were unraced. With VOBIS bonuses the race offered a total purse of more than $50,000. Jason decided to race rather than trial.

theseductress_jakenoonanbendigo630_spAfter jumping well Jake Noonan box seated the 2yo filly before presenting her in the straight. The Seductress’s race experience told and she was strong to the line to win by more than a length. Race Replay: Bendigo 20 Dec 15 Race 1

The SeductressJason commented after the race that she still has improvement and is on target for the 2yo filly’s race at Flemington on New Year’s Day.

The Seductress was the first foal from Five Star Belle. Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm is looking forward to presenting her second foal, Lot 227, a three quarter brother to The Seductress at the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in three weeks.

“The colt is by boom 2yo sire Not A Single Doubt. He is a real Magic Millions type with plenty of strength and power and like his three quarter sister should be up and running early”.

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2016 Inglis Melbourne Yearling Premier Sale

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Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present nine yearlings at Inglis’ Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale which commences on Sunday 28th February 2016. The yearlings will be stabled in Barn G Stables 81-89 and paraded at Oaklands Junction from Tuesday 23rd February.

Inspections by appointment are welcome at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella prior to their departure to the sales complex.

Lot 324         Bay     Colt     Bel Esprit   x   Sable

Lot 334         Chestnut     Colt     Helmet   x   Scottish Queen

Lot 391         Bay     Colt     So You Think   x   Tendue

Lot 447         Chestnut     Colt     All Too Hard   x   Amarazetti

Lot 469         Bay     Colt     Helmet   x   Bashful Girl

Lot 512         Brown     Filly     Commands   x   Complete Control

Lot 544         Bay     Filly     Smart Missile   x   Docalady

Lot 545        Brown     Colt     Helmet   x   Dollops

Lot 625         Bay     Colt     Street Boss   x   Mofajah

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2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sales

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present five yearlings at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale which commences on Wednesday 6th January 2016.
The yearlings will be stabled in Barn QA Boxes 7-11 and paraded at the Gold Coast from Friday 1st January.

Each of these yearlings are Vobis Gold eligible and BOBS eligibe

Lot 227       Bay        Colt       Not a Single Doubt   x   Five Star Belle

Lot 227,Not A Single Doubt x Five Star Belle_23-12-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__221Lot 227 is a strong colt by Australia’s leading 2yo sire Not A Single Doubt and looks ready to run now. Pedigree analysts will note that this colt’s family has already produced black type performers by Not A Single Doubt (Cavallo Pazzo) and by his broodmare sire Rory’s Jester (Aragen). This colt is the second foal from General Nediym mare Five Star Belle. His three quarter 2yo sister, The Seductress, is already a winner.

Lot 493       Bay        Colt       Snitzel   x   Paramount

Lot 493,Snitzel x Paramount_23-12-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__7Lot 493 is a striking colt with plenty of X-factor about him. He is by one of Australia’s most sought after stallions Snitzel . The colt is out of the sprinting mare Paramount. Paramount is a full sister to Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap winner La Montagna.


Lot 530       Grey      Filly       Snitzel   x   Rapidement

Lot 530,Snitzel x Rapidement_23-12-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__474Lot 530, an impressive filly, by one of Australia’s most popular sires Snitzel, is bred on a similar cross to Wandjina. She is the second foal from speedy race mare Rapidement. Rapidement is from a sprinting family. She herself won seven races to 1200 metres including down the straight at Flemington and over the 955 trip at Moonee Valley.

Lot 602      Bay        Filly      Redoute’s Choice    x   Show Stealer

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Lot 602, a stunning filly by champion sire Redoute’s Choice is from sprinting mare Show Stealer. Show Stealer won eight races including her last three starts. Three of Show Stealer’s siblings are black type performers including Group 2 Todman Slipper winner Great Crusader, as well as Stolen Beauty dam, of Magic Millions 2yo winner Real Surreal and Benny’s Buttons.


Lot 623       Bay        Filly      Not a Single Doubt    x   Spy Catcher

Lot 623,Not A Single Doubt x Spy Catcher_23-12-2015_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__713Lot 623 is a strong filly by Not A Single Doubt. Not A Single Doubt is currently Australia’s leading 2yo sire and he is third on Australia’s general sire list. This filly is from a winning daughter of Octagonal mare Capto, dam of Rendzina and a half sister to the good race filly and Group 1 producing dam Khaptivaan.

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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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