Inglis 2019 Ready2Race Draft


Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present a draft of twelve quality two-year-olds for the upcoming Inglis Ready2Race Sale at Riverside, Warwick Farm, NSW on Tuesday 22 October. The horses will be paraded at the complex from Friday 18 October.
Inspections by appointment are welcome at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella, Vic prior to their departure to the sales complex on Wednesday 10 October.
The horses are scheduled to breeze up at Cranbourne racetrack on Friday 13 September.

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Lauriston’s Glamour stars at Magic Millions

Story by Brad Bishop, Racing.com
James O’Brien hasn’t had any first-hand involvement with Global Glamour for more than four years, but there was no prouder man when she stole the show during Wednesday’s session at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

The five-year-old product of Star Witness and Spectacula, who was bred at the O’Brien family’s Lauriston Farm in Victoria, became the first seven-figure lot of Day 2 when sold for $1,550,000.
She was purchased by a partnership involving Coolmore’s Tom Magnier, James Bester – who brought together the syndicate of women that raced Global Glamour – and Gerry Harvey.

“There’s no possible way that I thought she would make that mark when she was born,” O’Brien said of Global Glamour, who O’Brien sold for $65,000 at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. “Just seeing her racing career evolve, we’ve just been so proud to see that result. She is the best filly that we’ve produced. She did an amazing job on the racetrack.”

Global Glamour, who was prepared for this week’s sale by Widden Stud, lived up to her billing as the banner lot of the second day of selling with her opening bid of $1 million ensuring she’d set a new mark for the highest-priced lot of Day 2.

Magnier was happy to get the mare who is in-foal to Zoustar, but will be covered by high-profile Coolmore recruit Justify this coming breeding season.
“She’s a lot of quality, she was obviously an amazing race filly,” Magnier said.“All the best judges were on her, so we’re just happy that we got her. We’ll send her to Justify, that’s where Gerry wants to go.”

The last of Global Glamour’s 19 starts was last September in the Group 3 How Now Stakes at Caulfield, the venue of her second Group 1 in eight days during the spring of 2016.
After winning the Flight Stakes at Randwick, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained filly headed south to win the Thousand Guineas.

That race has had a profound impact on this week’s sale. Runner-up I Am Star was offered for sale on Day 1 but passed in for $1.4 million, while third placegetter Whispering Brook sold for $1.1m on Tuesday.Missrock, the seventh placegetter, holds top billing as the highest-priced lot of the sale at the halfway mark after changing hands for $2.3m on Day 1.Fromparis Withlove, who finished second-last in the Guineas, was also sold on Day 2, changing hands for $320,000.

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2019 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present five quality weanlings at Inglis’ 2019 Great Southern Weanling Sale which commences on Sunday, June 16.
The weanlings will be located in Barn G stables 104-108 at Inglis’ Oaklands Junction complex in Melbourne and paraded from Thursday, June 13.
Inspections by appointment are welcome at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella in Victoria prior to their departure to the sales venue.

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2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast National Weanling Sale

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present six quality weanlings at Magic Millions’ 2019 Gold Coast National Weanling Sale which commences on Wednesday, May 22.
The weanlings will be located in Barn QA stables 20-25 at the Magic Millions complex on the Gold Coast and paraded from Saturday, May 18.
Inspections by appointment are welcome at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella in Victoria prior to their departure to the sales venue.

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2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present six quality broodmares at Magic Millions’ 2019 Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale which commences on Tuesday, May 28.
The broodmares will be located in Barn V stables 3-8 at the Magic Millions complex on the Gold Coast and paraded from Saturday, May 25.
Inspections by appointment are welcome at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella in Victoria prior to their departure to the sales venue.

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2019 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present two quality yearlings at Magic Millions’ 2019 Gold Coast National Yearling Sale which commences on Wednesday, June 5.
Inspections by appointment are welcome at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella in Victoria prior to their departure to the sales venue.

Picture Lot Col/Sex Sire Dam
2147 B Colt Not A Single Doubt Just Our Girl
2292 B Colt Vancouver Skidoodle

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Lauriston Bred Double

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Won’t Think Twice as a yearling

Two Lauriston bred horses were first to greet the judge on Thursday 18 April 2019.

It was her third career start and the first in blinkers for WON’T THINK TWICE 3f (So You Think – Show Stealer by Tobougg) at Benalla in a maiden over a mile yesterday. The 3yo was slow from the gates to land a length behind the rest of the field. The race was run at a slow tempo and apprentice Georgina Cartwright kept her in touch. Won’t Think Twice moved to the outside at the turn but, in what appeared to be a race winning move, Jack Hill was off and running on Dixie Built. Won’t Think Twice showed an impressive turn of foot to run down the front runner to win by a length.

“She’s still new” said Cartwright after the race “and she will improve, the further she gets in trip”.

When she was at the top of the straight Cartwright explained “I’ve got a fair amount of ground to make up … but she really wanted it. Once I was a hundred out I thought I’m a chance of winning this. She fought to the line really well”.

A race replay can be seen here: Race 2 Benalla 18 Apr 2019

Won’t Think Twice was a $100,000 purchase at Inglis’ Premier Yearling Sale by Sam Pritchard-Gordon from Lauriston’s 2017 draft.

Undoubtable Miss winning the 2017 Adelaide Magic Millions 2yo Classic

UNDOUBTABLE MISS (4m Not A Single Doubt – Spy Catcher by Tobougg) was the other Lauriston bred winner for the day. The Adelaide Magic Millions winner was sent out at 10-1 odds in the 1200 metre race at Pakenham.

From the inside gate Luke Currie kept the mare on the inside and found the lead midway down the long straight. Undoubtable Miss held off the late finishing race favourite Sunrise Dancer by a length. A race replay can be seen here: Race 7 Pakenham 18 Apr 2019

2017 filly by Bel Esprit x Spy Catcher

Undoubtable Miss was a $90,000 purchase by Robbie Griffiths at the 2016 Magic Millions Yearling Sale. The win was her third and took her career prizemoney to more than $240,000.

Robbie Griffiths purchased a Bel Esprit yearling half sister by to Undoubtable Miss at Inglis’ Premier Yearling Sale earlier this year.

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Girl arrives in time

Article sourced from: www.mcevoymitchellracing.com.au

South African jockey Barend Vorster produced another magical ride to land LAKE DISTRICT GIRL (3f. Not A Single Doubt x Lake Mountain by Monashee Mountain) a photo-finish win at Morphettville on Saturday, March 30.
The Tony McEvoy-trained three-year-old filly looked to be in a lot of trouble when she was caught in behind runners down the home straight, but Vorster threaded the eye of a needle to burst between runners and come to score a last-stride win.

Lake District Girl ($4) arrived to score a head win in the Kilburn Football Club Handicap (1050m) beating Viduka ($4.40) with Heaven’s Deal ($5.50) a long neck away third.

The victory gave McEvoy a two-state double as he won earlier in the day at Bendigo with Secret Blaze.

McEvoy’s South Australian stable foreman John Cornell said the plan had to be to ride Lake District Girl with a sit.
“We’ve always been keen to get a bit of cover with her,” Cornell said.
“The other day in Melbourne she was exposed, no fault of the jockey. Today, with a bit of cover she showed she can finish her races off.
“Still learning about racing and can do things wrong but we have a huge opinion of her and she is starting to show it.”

Winning jockey Barend Vorster was suitably impressed.
“She’s a nice filly, but a little on the hot side,” Vorster said.
“We had to try a few different tactics today, to get her to settle behind some other runners.
“She began well and settled nicely, and in the home straight it was a case of finding the right run.
“I took the inside run and she got there at the right time.
“She had the momentum and the horses in front of me were pulling me along. It was just a matter of time for the others dropping off to allow me to get a run through and accelerate at the right time.”

A race replay can be seen here: Morphettville R2 30 Mar 2019

Article sourced from: www.mcevoymitchellracing.com.au

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No Doubting her Courage!

Article from Griffiths Racing: Mar 12, 2019


What a deserved breakthrough it was for UNDOUBTABLE MISS (4m Not  A Single Doubt x Spy Catcher by Toubougg) at Pakenham on Thursday evening, the tough mare having been so game in the placings at her two previous outings – on each occasion having a good blow afterwards.

“After every run this time in she has come back heaving,” said a delighted Jade Matthews who was so happy to see the four-year-old record her first victory since her success in the 2017 Adelaide Magic Millions.”She has had a lot of problems since that win and this time in it has taken a bit of time to get the weight off her. But we thought she was definitely fit enough tonight at her fourth run in.”

Matthews did admit to being a little concerned late however as Undoubtable Miss had to dig deep having made her run early – “I was worried she was going to blow out at the end there but she just kept on going.”

Superbly ridden by Luke Currie, Undoubtable Miss sat third initially, edging closer to get to second around the back of the course – joining the leader before the turn and engaging in a three horse war from the 300m. She and Riel Reward quickly shook off the other contender and it was always Undoubtable Miss who was going to get the upperhand – the others chasing in vain as she dug deep.

“She did a good job,” Currie reported. “I was going to tuck into the one/one early but they were not going overly hard so I let her keep creeping forward.She did a good job to hold them off as we did get to the lead a long way out. She still had a bit of a blow pulling up so she will be better again for that.”

A race replay can be seen here: 16 Mar 19 Pakenham R5

A graduate of the 2016 Gold Coast Magic Millions, Undoubtable Miss is as her name suggests a daughter of the successful stallion Not A Single Doubt.

Bred by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, she is out of the winning Tobougg mare Spy Catcher, a granddaughter of the Surround Stakes and Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Khaptivaan. Served last sping by Merchant Navy having produced a full brother to Undoubtable Miss in late August, Spy Catcher can also boast amongst her relations the Gr.1 sprinter Khaptingly (Oakleigh Plate) and the stakes winners Khaptrist, Sain Khapital, Spanish Bay, Stimulus and Battlefield.

Hoofnote: Robbie purchased a Bel Esprit yearling half sister to Undoubtable Miss at Inglis’ Premier Sale last week from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm. The filly’s pedigree can be viewed here: Lot 762

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Waltonia Steps Up & Carries On Her Winning Ways

Article sourced from: lukeoliverracing.com.au

WALTONIA (3f Bel Esprit x Docalady by Stravinsky) headed to Benalla on the back of a strong first up win at Warrnambool a fortnight earlier against 3 year old fillies. She had to step up out of maiden class for the first time and take on the open age horses in this race at Benalla. Daniel Stackhouse was keen to stick with her and he made the trip up the Hume Highway to take the ride.

Despite an early speed battle upfront, Daniel was able to get Waltonia to settle outside the leader after crossing from the outside barrier. Waltonia travelled strongly throughout and when they straightened up she looked like the winner. When Daniel asked her to extend she quickly raced to the front and she maintained her speed to the line to score her second win in a row.

Waltonia has certainly taken significant steps forward this preparation after spelling and being pre-trained at the O’Brien family owned, Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm in Corinella, Victoria. We were fortunate the O’Brien family sent us this Bel Esprit filly to train and we’re looking forward to racing our 2 year old So You Think colt with them in the future.

With 2 strong wins from 2 starts on the provincial circuits this preparation, we will look to give Waltonia her opportunity at metropolitan level in the coming weeks. She still looks to have improvement to come and hopefully she can continue to progress through her grades.

A race replay can be seen here: 22 Feb 2019 Benalla R4

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