Lauriston First Time Winners

GodavariShane Nichols stepped Godavari (4g Lonhro – Entango by Entrepreneur) out to a mile for the first time in the third at Moe last Thursday. With Mark Zahra on he was taken back where he over raced in the early stages before working into the race from the 600 metres. Although wide he strode to the lead after straightening and was strong to the line to win by three lengths. Godavari had been galloped on the near hind leg during the run making the win even more impressive.
Race replay: 16 Oct 14 Moe R3

Godavari, pictured above as a yearling, had been placed in his first three starts, including finishing runner up to subsequent dual Group 1 winner Trust in A Gust on debut and missing in a photo at his third start.

Godavari was not the only winning Lauriston bred horse that Mark Zahra rode last week. Nick Harnett’s Chiavari (3f Teofilo – Nova Gen by General Nediym) was debuting at Cranbourne’s Friday night meeting in the third over 1000 metres for fillies. Although it was her first start she hadn’t been missed by punters who sent her out as the $2.10 favourite. Her ability had been exposed four weeks earlier in a Cranbourne trial where she finished a close up third without Mark Zahra moving a muscle.

Chiavari as a yearling hsOn Friday Mark was positive and rode the filly in a forward position although wide. Chiavari (pictured) handled her first race well and when asked at the 200 found another gear to run away to a 2.5 length victory. It was certainly an exciting start to the filly’s career.
Race replay: 17 Oct 14 Cranbourne R3

Nick Harnett is proving to be an astute judge of horse flesh. He has purchased three yearlings from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm Magic Millions’ Adelaide draft over three different years. In 2010 Nick purchased Cavallo Nero. Cavallo Nero has won four races for Nick, earned more than $140,000 and been placed at Group 3 level. Nick purchased Chiavari in 2013 and earlier this year he purchased a striking chestnut colt be Star Witness from Articulation.

PolinelliNot to be outdone another first time winner with the LTF brand returned to the winners stall. Polinelli (4g Hard Spun – Inthemix by Easy Rocking) won yesterday. Polinelli (pictured as a yearling) won his maiden over 1300 metres at Avoca yesterday for Boris Thornton who was riding for his father and trainer Glenn Thornton.

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm would like to congratulate all of the winning connections of Godavari, Chiavari and Polinelli. Respectively the three are the 82nd, 83rd and 84th individual winners bred at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm.

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Tudor’s Regal Display

Tudor_26-09-2014_WIN_Moonee Valley_1__39 - CopyLast Friday night kicked of the night racing season at Moonee Valley featuring the Group 1 Moir Stakes won by tough campaigner Buffering. The first race on the card was a 1,200 metres sprint for 3yos worth $100,000 with a further $30,000 Super VOBIS bonus.

A month earlier Super VOBIS qualified Tudor pictured by Bruno Cannatelli had contested the listed McKenzie Stakes which was won by promising Ken Keys 3yo Rich Enuff. Tudor was unlucky in running and shuffled back toward the rear and never really in contention. Trainer Doug Harrison chose to give him a week off in the paddock before bringing him back into work.

Tudor_26-09-2014_WIN_Moonee Valley_1__45 - CopyOn Friday Tudor had drawn the wide gate. Craig Williams’ plan was to roll him forward and let him breeze. The field jumped evenly and Craig pushed the colt forward to the lead. Unpressured, Craig was able to give Tudor a midrace breather. He stole a break after quickening at the turn and then responded to Craig’s riding in the straight to lengthen even further. Tudor went on to win effortlessly by more than two lengths.

Tudor is by Darley Victoria’s stallion Strategic from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm’s Skidoodle (by Encosta de Lago). It was his second career victory from just seven starts.

A week earlier another Lauriston Thoroughbred farm bred 3yo was led into the winner’s stall. Danefleur (Danewin x Flower Power) had suffered setbacks before having her first start on Saturday 20th September at Moe in a 1,200 metre maiden for 3yos.

Drawn wide Darren Gauci was positive from the jump on Danefleur. Down In Mayo was reluctant to give up the lead and the two eyeballed each other for the majority of the race. Finally Danefleur gained the upper hand and managed to hold off A Bit Sketchy who closed late. “She had a lot of pressure on her from the outset,” commented trainer Ricky Maund after the race “But she was tough. It was a super debut.”

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A Double Shot Of Alcohol

AlcoholMorphettville based trainer Richard Jolly purchased Lot 152, a chestnut colt (pictured as a yearling) by Bianconi from Tendue, at Adelaide’s 2010 Magic Millions yearling sale from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm for $25,000. The yearling was syndicated among a large group of owners and was named Alcohol.

Without winning Alcohol showed enough early promise for Jolly to send him to Victoria to tackle a $100,000 race at Moonee Valley. Alcohol won the mile race by half a length. He was ineligible for the $100,000 extra bonus offered by Inglis on the race, however he was qualified for Super VOBIS and that entitled to a share of the $30,000 Super VOBIS bonus.

During his next preparation, Alcohol was runner up at Group 3 level in the Chairman’s Stakes over 2,000 metres at Morphettville and performed admirably in the SA Derby.  He won twice at Morphettville during his next preparation before embarking again on an interstate raid into Victoria for another $100,000 race. This time the venue was Flemington and the journey 2,000 metres. He won by a length and a half.

Last Saturday with Jake Toeroek on board Alcohol returned to racing after an injury enforced lay off. He was sent out at long odds over the 1,200 metre Morphettville journey, but the punters had it wrong. Grinding late Alcohol fell in to record his fifth victory and increased his career prizemoney to more than $240,000.

Alcobro (2)Jolly also purchased a full brother to Alcohol (pictured as a yearling) at Adelaide’s 2013 Magic Millions yearling sale from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm for $36,000. This yearling was named Alcobro and Alcobro shares many of the same owners as his older brother.

Yesterday Alcobro had his first race start at Halidon over 1,000 metres. And just like Alcohol Jake Toeroek wearing Jolly’s blue silks with a pink fleur-de-lys, yellow sleeves and a blue cap was up. Alcobro over raced outside the leader but was strong when it mattered and ran away in the latter stages to win by more than three lengths. Alcobro has a long way to go to match the feats of his older brother – but it was certainly an inspiring start.

Two Way StreetFour year old gelding Two Way Street (Street Cry x Street Smart – pictured as a yearling) was the third horse to carry the LTF brand into the winners stall for the weekend. Impressively, in just his third race start, he won the first at Deagon by more than six lengths.

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Skidoodle’s Sons Win on Consecutive Days

Lot 27,Strategic x Skidoodle_05-02-2013_GEN_Lauriston__1156Tudor, pictured as a yearling, stepped out at midweek city class last Wednesday at Bendigo in a 3yo race for colts and geldings over 1,100m. Tudor was taken to the lead by apprentice Jake Bayliss setting up an opportunity to display his turn of foot. He did not disappoint and stole a race winning break from the bend. Runner up Fast Cash was not comfortable racing along the fence inside runners and was taken back and then outside to the better part of the track. The Wendy Kelly trained gelding stormed home impressively and looks like a horse with a bright future. Tudor held off the late finisher to win by more than a length. The race carried Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold bonuses. Tudor collected bonuses and prize money totalling $42,000.

Velonski [8197 Xtra Large]Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred Tudor is by Strategic from Encosta de Lago mare Skidoodle. Skidoodle’s first foal is 5yo Velonski by Falvelon. Velonski, pictured as a two year old courtesy of previous part owner Karen Hyland, won on just the day prior at Mackay. It was his first race in his new stable for trainer Phillip Pengelly.  Although only small he again proved his toughness carrying 59kgs to victory. Velonski has now won five races and earned more than $130,000.

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Coupe Express Keeps On Motoring

2014-07-05_race4Ricky Maund explained his decision to send Coupe Express to Morphettville yesterday,  “She is racing in her career best form and deserves a chance at city grade”.  It proved to be a winning decision. “Even though she has won two of her recent starts from the front I let Todd know that she didn’t have to be ridden forward”.

Coupe Express jumped well in the 0-82 mares race over 1,200 metres, but Todd Pannell didn’t push her in the early stages, and that decision allowed her to be strong in the closing stages. Finishing fast she bobbed her head when it mattered to edge out Kill Bill who ran a game second. Race Replay R4 Morphettville 05 July 14

The win was Lauriston Throughbred Farm’s Coupe Express’ sixth – her third victory from her last five starts and took her career earnings to more than $90,000.

Coupe Express was not the only horse in the orange and green to salute yesterday. Equissential resumed after a lengthy break at Toowoomba in a benchmark 75 race over 1,200 metres. With apprentice Emma Ljung up the rising 7yo bullocked his way into clear running room before powering to the line to win by over a length.

It was the eighth win for the Neville Saunders trained gelding and raised his prize money beyond $330,000. “He’s returned in great shape and I’m really looking forward to this preparation”.

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Coupe’s Swan Hill Express

Coupe Express was quickest to jump from the the wide gate in the 64 benchmark rated  Swan Hill race for fillies and mares over 1,300m on Saturday. Dean Holland allowed her to cross and lead to the bend. After the turn Dean took the Ricky Maund trained mare off the fence into the better going. Coupe Express remained strong to the line to win by more than two lengths.

Coupe Express was bred at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm. It was her second win from her last three starts.

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Stimulatte Breaks Through at City Level

StimulatteGordon Richards trained Stimulatte (pictured as a yearling) won his second race and first at city level when he claimed the 3rd at Morphettville yesterday – a 3yo handicap over 1,550 metres. Settling toward the rear, Amy Herrmann brought Stimulatte around the field to comfortably win the event.

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred Stimulatte was purchased by Richards from Lauriston’s draft at the 2012 Magic Millions Adelaide sale.

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Cailin Miss Impresses in Oaklands Plate

Caitlin MissTrainer Mick Price thought highly enough of Cailin Miss to send her to Adelaide to contest the Listed Oaklands plate for 2yos over a mile yesterday in just her second start.

Cailin Miss was slow away. During the early stages Dean Yendall was happy to settle her at the rear of the field. At the 600 metre mark Dean began to push her into the race and Cailin Miss responded circling the field. After straightening she loomed up to the odds on race favourite Royal Standing and the two looked set for a competitive battle down the straight. In the final stages Cailin Miss drew away to win by more than two lengths with Light Up Manhattan another 3 lengths away in third. The win earned the filly black type.  Race 3 replay Morphettville 03/05/14

After the race Mick Price indicated that the filly would be spelled and set for the VRC Oaks.

Lot 761,Domesday x Partygoer_10-02-2013_GEN_Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm__993Cailin Miss by Domesday from Mossman mare Partygoer was bred by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm and sold to Mick Price at Inglis’ Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale in 2013. She became the third city winner from that draft. Previously 2yos Barnato (Redoute’s Choice x Glimmers) and Ms Mazetti (Lohnro x Amarazeti) had won at Singapore and Caulfield respectively.

Cailin Miss’s dam Partygoer is in foal to Choisir.

Cailin Miss was the first Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred yearling purchased by Mick Price. At this year’s Sydney Easter sale Mick purchased two from Lauriston’s draft. They were the More Than Ready filly from Amarazetti (a half sister to Ms. Mazetti) and a Starcraft colt out of Acceleration (a half brother to recent winner Leadfoot).

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2014 Inglis Vobis Gold Yearling Sale


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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