2014 Inglis Vobis Gold Yearling Sale

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Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm are proud to be presenting a draft of eight quality yearlings at the 2014 Inglis VOBIS Gold Sale.

The draft will be available for inspection from Friday 25th April

Four of the yearlings will be stabled in Barn D Stables 89-92, while the four yearlings that comprise the supplementary catalogue to be offered at the conclusion of Day 1, Sunday 27th April will be stabled in Barn C stables 121-124.

Three of the yearlings in the supplementary catalogue were withdrawn from Melbourne’s Premier Sale earlier in the year.

Barn D89-92

Lot 31      Brown Colt   Turffontein x Bloomin MarvellousTurffontein x Bloomin Marvellous
This well balanced strong colt by two time Group one winner Turffontein is from a half sister to Grand Taj and Esprit de Roses and the family of Innovation Girl.

 

Lot 107   Bay Colt               Magnus x Here For GloryLot 107 Magnus x Here For Glory
This leggy colt is inbred 3×4 to the good stallion Lunchtime.  His Group one winning sire – Magnus is a prolific producer of winners and he is from stakes placed Dehere mare Here For Glory. Here For Glory is a half sister to stakes winner British Lion who is the dam of the consistent black type performer British General.

Lot 233   Bay Colt              Domesday x SpecatculaDomesday x Spectacula
This strong colt is by Domesday – sire of Pressday, Doctor Doom, Divorces, etc. His dam Spectacula, a daughter of Testa Rossa, is a city winning mare who won twice as a 2yo.

 

Lot 243   Chestnut Filly    Soldier’s Tale x TendueLot 243 Soldier's Tale x Tendue
This filly by Group 1 winning sprinter Soldier’s Tale is from General Nediym mare Tendue. Tendue is the dam of multiple city winner and Group 3 performer Alcohol.

 

Lauriston’s Supplementary draft. Barn C – Stables 121-124

Lot 390  Bay Colt          Artie Schiller (USA) x Blue VenusArtie Schiller x Blue Venus
This athletic colt by Breeder’s Cup winner Artie Schiller is from the family of Natural Tycoon and Vormista. He is a half brother to seven time winner Blue Light.

 

Lot 391   Chestnut Colt    Foreplay x Gal ExpressLot 276,Foreplay x Gal Express_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1256
This leggy colt by successful sire Foreplay is from Success Express mare Gal Express. Four of this colt’s siblings have raced. All are winners including thrice listed placegetter Timely Truce.

 

Lot 392    Bay Filly            Charge Forward x ParamountLot 452,Charge Forward x Paramount_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1871
This powerful filly by popular stallion Charge Forward is the first living foal from Paramount. Paramount is a full sister to Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap winning mare La Montagna.

 

Lot 393     Bay Filly          Flying Spur x Pride of EncostaLot 477,Flying Spur x Pride Of Encosta_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__2399
This attractive filly by Australian Champion Sire Flying Spur is from the highly regarded family of Pride Of Ingenue – dam of Atapi who finished top four at Group 1 level on eight occasions.

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Lauriston’s Easter Wrap

The Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale concluded on Thursday with five yearlings comprising of Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm’s supplementary additions. The yearlings had previously been withdrawn from Inglis’ Melbourne’s Premier yearling sale due to a quarantine issue that was subsequently averted.

Combined with yearlings already entered into the main session at Easter, Lauriston’s final draft at Inglis’ Easter Yearling Sale totaled seven yearlings.

Among the draft was lot 28 – a grey colt by Street Cry form champion race mare Gold Edition. The colt was purchased by Darley.

Two yearlings will join Mick Price’s team – lot 310 a strong More Than Ready filly from stakes placed mare Amarazetti and lot 551 a Starcraft colt from Acceleration.

Lot 553 was a striking chestnut filly that caught a lot of attention. After strong bids she was knocked down to Flemington Bloodstock Agency/Corstens Racing.

The last lot through the sale was a Snitzel colt out of Venus. This colt was purchased by Blue Sky Bloodstock FBAA/Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock to be trained by Gerald Ryan.

Lot 554 by Exceed and Excel from Show Stealer was snapped up by Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock.

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale Results
Lot Colour Sex Sire Dam Purchaser Price
28 G Colt Street Cry Gold Edition Darley Australia $200,000
310 B Filly More Than Ready Amarazetti M Price Racing & Breeding $200,000
551 B Colt Starcraft Acceleration M Price Racing & Breeding $60,000
552 B/Br Filly Encosta de Lago Complete Control Passed In
553 Ch Filly Not a Single Doubt Emilydelago Flemington Bloodstock Agency/Corstens Racing $300,000
554 B Filly Exceed and Excel Show Stealer Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock/BBA Ireland $80,000
555 Br Colt Snitzel Venus Blue Sky Bloodstock/Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock $180,000
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2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale

8-10 April 2014

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Lot 28  Grey Colt          Street Cry x Gold EditionLot 28 Street Cry x Gold Edition
This strong colt by champion sire Street Cry is from Gold Edition. Multiple Group 1 winner Gold Edition won 17 races and earned more than $3 million. She was rated the top Australasian 3yo sprinter and top Australasian 3yo filly in 2006-07 racing year.
This colt bears a striking resemblance to his dam.

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Lot 310  Bay Filly         More Than Ready x Amarazetti
This powerful filly by champion 2yo sire More Than Ready is from Amarazetti. Amarazetti was a sprinter who performed regularly at
city level winning more than $250,000. As an early 2yo, Amarazetti  finished runner up in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude.

Lot 24,Starcraft x Acceleration_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1031Lot 551  Bay Colt           Starcraft x Acceleration
This athletic colt by Group 1 Australian Derby winner Starcraft is from Encosta de Lago mare Acceleration – a regular city grade performer who was runner-up at listed level and won more than $180,000.

Lot 121,Encosta De Lago x Complete Control_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1959Lot 552 Bay/Brn Filly  Encosta de Lago x Complete Control
This well grown filly by two time Australian champion sire Encosta
de Lago is the first foal from Rubiton mare Complete Control. Complete Control won more than $130,000 and is the half-sister
to multiple black type winners including General Truce.

Lot 190,Not A Single Doubt x Emily Delago_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__2170Lot 553 Chestnut Filly  Not a Single Doubt x Emilydelago
This strong filly by boom sire Not A Single Doubt is the third foal
from Encosta de Lago mare Emilydelago. Emilydelago  is a half
sister to Group winner Shanghai Warrior. Her first two foals are
both winners including city winner and stakes placed Zellindi.

Lot 549,Exceed And Excel x Show Stealer_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__2101Lot 554 Bay Filly             Exceed and Excel x Show Stealer
This quality filly by Australia’s champion sire Exceed and Excel is
the first foal from Show Stealer. Show Stealer competed at city
level winning her last three race starts. She is a half-sister to
Group 2 winner Great Crusader and other black type performers. Show Stealer is also a half-sister to the dam of 2013 Magic Millions
2yo classic winner Real Surreal and Group winner Benny’s Buttons.

Lot 4,Snitzel x Venus_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1108Lot 555  Brown Colt         Snitzel x Venus
This attractive colt by Australia’s leading sire Snitzel is from Venus -
a daughter of the well-related stakes placed Stormette who has
begun a black type dynasty of her own. Venus herself is a half-sister
to a Group 1 winning stallion.

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Barnato Impresses on Debut

BarnatoSingapore’s first 2yo race for the season was held at Kranji yesterday. The 1000m race was the first leg of a six race 2yo series culminating in the Group2 Aushorse Golden Horseshoe.

Among the ten horse field was Barnato – a son of Redoute’s Choice and a three quarter brother to Australia’s top rated 3yo sprinter and top rated 3yo filly for 2006-07 – Gold Edition. Barnato was purchased by Derek Brugman for Markus Jooste’s Nordic Racing & Breeding from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm’s draft at the 2013 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

Barnato jumped well and jockey Vagner Leal positioned him just outside the two race leaders. The debutant was a little erratic in the straight but was strong in the final stages to win by three quarters of a length.

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“When you ride a good horse like this, it’s very easy. There’s a lot of speed in this horse and he has a lot of potential,” said Leal after the race.

Barnato, owned by the Saffa Stable, is trained by Patrick Shaw. “I felt the 1000m would be a bit sharp for him. He doesn’t look like a 1000m horse and we will send him out further.”

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will be offering Lot 28 at Inglis’ Easter sale. The grey colt by Street Cry is from Barnato’s three quarter sister Gold Edition.

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EASTER HERE WE COME

LTFLauriston Thoroughbred Farm is pleased to announce that five of the yearlings withdrawn from the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale will now be presented as a Supplementary Draft at the conclusion of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, Session 2 on 10 April 2014.

Along with the two Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm lots originally selected for the Easter 1 session, we will be offering the five lots transferred from the Melbourne Premier Sale.

Easter 1:
Tue 8     Lot 28    Grey      Colt        Street Cry                          Gold Edition                  B  & V*
Wed 9   Lot 310  Bay        Filly        More Than Ready            Amarazetti                     B  &  V*

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm Supplementary Lots:
Thu 10   Lot 551  Bay         Colt        Starcraft                            Acceleration                  B  &  V*
Thu 10   Lot 552  Bay/Brn Filly        Encosta de Lago              Complete Control         B  &  V*
Thu 10   Lot 553  Ch           Filly        Not A Single Doubt         Emilydelago                   B  &  V*
Thu 10   Lot 554  Bay         Filly        Exceed and Excel             Show Stealer                 B  &  V*
Thu 10   Lot 555  Brn         Colt        Snitzel                                Venus                              B *
*  B = Bobs Eligible, V = Super Vobis Qualified

All these yearlings will be paraded and available for inspection at the Newmarket sales complex from 02 April. They will be stabled in Stable 2, Row C.

In the meantime you are invited to inspect, by appointment, these young horses at our farm at Corinella prior to their departure.

All at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm express our deep felt gratitude to the Inglis Sales Company for providing us with this opportunity.

James O’Brien                                                                                                                                               Operations Manager
jobrien@lauristonfarm.com.au
0419 891 909

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2014 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale

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This year Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm are proud to be presenting a draft of eight quality yearlings at 2014 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

The draft will be available for inspection in Barn 3 Row A.

Lot 31,Star Witness x Articulation_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1309Lot 31    Chestnut Colt       Star Witness x Articulation

 

 

Lot 44    Bay Colt                  Street Sense x BrujitaLot 44,Street Sense x Brujita_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1491

 

 

Lot 84    Chestnut Filly     Von Costa de Hero x EdnalanteIMG_9163(copy)

 

 


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    Bay or Br. Filly     Teofilo x EncapsulateLot 92,Teofilo x Encapsulate_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__2562

 

 

Lot 93    Chestnut Filly       Mossman x EntangoLot 93,Mossman x Entango_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__2519

 

 

Lot 200  Bay Colt                   Bianconi x PartygoerLot 200,Bianconi x Party Goer_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1436

 

 

Lot 234  Brown Colt             Danzero x Royal ScamDanzero - Royal Scam colt

 

 

Lot 277  Brown Colt            Beneteau x Twiggy SummitBeneteau - Twiggy Summit colt

 

 

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ALL SYSTEMS GO! – GREAT NEWS

LTFLauriston Thoroughbred Farm is pleased to announce that our full draft of eight yearlings will be presented for sale at the Adelaide Magic Millions Sale commencing Monday 10 March. The yearlings will be available for inspection at the Morphettville venue from Friday 07 March. And quite honestly this is collectively the best draft of yearlings that we will have ever presented in Adelaide. Right now all are “jumping out of their skins”.

We have maintained a vigilant quarantine protocol after learning that one of our 2013 foals had contracted strangles.

All our yearlings destined for sale have been monitored closely with the assistance of Flemington Equine Clinic. No yearling has displayed any clinical sign of infection. Temperatures taken twice daily have all been in the normal range.

As of yesterday all our yearlings have returned negative results to all swabs for strangles within the mandatory 14 day incubation period.

Naturally we are devastated to have withdrawn our draft from the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale but feel justified that we made the right decision in light of the potential problem that anyone of our yearlings may have presented to so many wonderful young horses.

It is our intent to offer these yearlings at public auction later this year and a decision as to which sale will be made shortly.

May I say right now that the wonderful support from the Sales companies, the messages of goodwill and generally the best wishes from so many industry friends have been of much comfort.

James O’Brien
Operations Manager
0419 891 909

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

LTFLauriston Thoroughbred Farm is disappointed to announce the withdrawal of its draft of yearlings from the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale commencing 2 March 2014.

Last Spring a foal returned to Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm from the Hunter Valley diagnosed with strangles.  This was the first known case of the virus on the farm.  Following due protocols the farm was deemed free of the virus in late January 2014.

Inexplicably another foal recently returned a positive to strangles.

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm yearlings are being closely monitored by Dr Tom Brennan of Flemington Equine Clinic and no yearling has shown any clinical signs of the infection.  All had been vaccinated earlier this year.

However, as a precautionary measure, and in the best interests of the wider equine community, Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm has decided to withdraw its yearlings from this year’s Melbourne Premier Sale.

All at Lauriston, the management and staff deeply regret this outcome and we apologise unreservedly for causing any inconvenience.

As soon as the outstanding analysis provides a clearance for these yearlings they will then be offered for sale and I hope to make an announcement as to the venue of that sale in the ensuing days.

James O’Brien
Operations Manager
0419 891 909

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Melbourne Premier Yearling Draft

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This year Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm are proud to be presenting a draft of nine quality yearlings at Inglis’ Melbourne Premier Sale.

The draft will be available for inspection from Tuesday 25 February in Barn D boxes 84-92 at Oaklands Junction.

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Lot 4       Brown Colt                 Snitzel x Venus                                    Lot 4,Snitzel x Venus_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1108
This attractive colt by Australia’s leading sire Snitzel is from the daughter of the well-

related stakes placed Stormette who has begun a black type dynasty of her own. Venus herself is a half-sister to a Group 1 winning stallion.

Lot 24      Bay Colt                     Starcraft x AccelerationLot 24,Starcraft x Acceleration_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1031
This athletic colt by Group 1 Australian Derby winner Starcraft is from Encosta de Lago mare Acceleration – a regular city grade performer who was runner-up at listed level and won more than $180,000.

Lot 121    Bay or Brown Filly   Encosta de Lago x Complete Control  Lot 121,Encosta De Lago x Complete Control_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1959
This well grown filly by two time Australian champion sire Encosta de Lago is the first foal from Rubiton mare Complete Control. She won more than $130,000 and is the half-sister to multiple black type winners including General Truce.

Lot 190    Chestnut Filly          Not a Single Doubt x EmilydelagoLot 190,Not A Single Doubt x Emily Delago_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__2170
This strong filly by boom sire Not A Single Doubt is the third foal from Encosta de Lago mare Emilydelago. Emilydelago  is a half sister to Group winner Shanghai Warrior. Her first two foals are both winners including City winner and stakes placed Zellindi.

Lot 276    Chestnut Colt           Foreplay x Gal ExpressLot 276,Foreplay x Gal Express_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1256
This leggy colt by successful sire Foreplay is from Success Express mare Gal Express. Four of this colt’s siblings have raced. All are winners including thrice listed placegetter Timely Truce.                

 

Lot 283    Brown Filly              Snitzel x Glorious SpiritLot 283,Snitzel x Glorious Spirit_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__2261        
This speedy filly by boom sire Snitzel is from Glorious Spirit who retired a winner from just three race starts. Glorious Spirit is the daughter of black type performer Here For Glory.

 

Lot 452    Bay Filly                   Charge Forward x ParamountLot 452,Charge Forward x Paramount_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__1871
This strong filly by popular stallion Charge Forward is the first living foal from Paramount. Paramount is a full sister to Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap winning mare La Montagna.

 

Lot 477     Bay Filly                   Flying Spur x Pride of Encosta Lot 477,Flying Spur x Pride Of Encosta_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__2399
This attractive filly by Australian Champion Sire Flying Spur is from is from the highly regarded family of Pride Of Ingenue – dam of Atapi who finished top four at Group 1 level on eight occasions.    

 

Lot 549     Bay Filly                   Exceed and Excel x Show Stealer      Lot 549,Exceed And Excel x Show Stealer_31-01-2014_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__2101
This quality filly by Australia’s champion sire Exceed and Excel is the first foal from Show Stealer. Show Stealer competed at city level winning her last three race starts. She is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Great Crusader and other black type performers. Show Stealer is also a half-sister to the dam of 2013 Magic Millions 2yo classic winner Real Surreal and Group winner Benny’s Buttons.

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General well prepared for Oakleigh Plate battle

The military rank of General can only be achieved by producing a long, successful and distinguished career, so when Kevin and Tanith O’Brien of Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm decided to call their home-breed son of Brief Truce – General Truce, they unknowingly chose a very fitting name.

Retained by the O’Brien’s’ after the horse was not accepted for auction by the sales companies as a yearling, General Truce made a winning debut as a 2yo in a Bendigo maiden back in October 2009 and at his following start, would have had the sale companies regretting their decision even further when he took out the G3 Maribyrnong Plate.

Four seasons on, a further seven wins – three of them at stakes level, and with placings behind Black Caviar, Happy Trials, Soul and Buffering on his record, the rising 7yo is still performing at the top level and commenced his latest campaign with this weekend’s G1 Oakleigh Plate, firmly in his sights.

“We had mapped his preparation all out and this (Oakleigh Plate) was the target race. He’s performed really well in his first two races this preparation so he comes into this race in really good order” confirmed Lauriston’s Operations Manager James O’Brien.

The two runs this preparation consists of a win first up in the Listed Kensington Stakes (1000M) before leading all bar the final stride when finishing a nose second to Shamal Wind in the W. J. Adam Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield three weeks ago.

“I actually think his last start, even though he came second, was perhaps his career best race.”

“He carried 60kgs and he is only a small horse. With 55kgs on his back Saturday, he won’t know himself. Of course, gate sixteen is pretty disappointing.”

As was the case when he contested the 2011 Oakleigh Plate as a 3yo, the barrier draw hasn’t been kind to General Truce and connections.

He jumped from gate seventeen in ’11 but produced one of the fastest closing sectionals of the race in finishing eighth, beaten only three lengths behind Eagle Falls.

“It (the barrier) is pretty disappointing and it will make it tougher for him, but obviously there is plenty of pace drawn underneath us and hopefully Andrew (Mallyon) can find a spot for us”.

If any jockey could find the right way home for General Truce, it is likely to be Andrew Mallyon.

Mallyon rode the horse at his first five starts and almost four years later, was reunited with him at the beginning of this preparation. Recent results have taken their partnership record to seven starts for three wins and two seconds.

What has kept General Truce racing consistently all this time? Well, there’s no secret according to O’Brien; they’ve just kept the horse happy.

“Ricky’s (trainer Ricky Maund) stable environment is pretty relaxed. He’s got the beach that’s the first thing, so there’s a lot of beach work. It’s not like an intense city stable environment.”

“He’s also a very good ‘do-er’ and when he does spell, he spells tremendously well. He spells at our farm and in fact, on the odd occasion Ricky’s been a bit critical that he’s come back too gross.”

The O’Brien’s well renowned orange and green colours have been carried by some smart performers over the years, including G1 winners Gold Edition and Ice Chariot but, one horse they’d dearly love to see win at in them at the elite level would be General Truce or “Ollie” as he is referred to by those that know him best.

“Everyone around him just really adores him. He is definitely one of the favourites.”

article by Scott Gooley aap

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