Two In a Row for Silentz


Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred SILENTZ (5g Snitzel x Inthemix by Easy Rocking) made it back to back city wins impressing at Flemington last Saturday in the open handicap over a mile.

Dean Yendall rode the gelding a little closer than usual, in fourth position on the rail. With 300 left in the run Dean moved Silentz into clear room where he ran down the race leader So Si Bon, to win by a length.

A race replay can be seen here: 12 Jan 19 Flemington R3

Silentz, who is now trained by Darren Weir, won his previous start just as impressively at Caulfield on Boxing Day.

Silentz was a $65,000 purchase from Lauriston Thoroughbred at the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in 2015. Silentz’s race record now stands at 7 wins (5 at city level) and $290,000 prize money from just 16 starts.

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2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Draft

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present twelve quality yearlings at Inglis’ 2019 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale which commences on Sunday, March 3.
The yearlings will be located in Barn G stables 106-117 at the Oaklands Junction, Melbourne and paraded at the complex from Tuesday, February 26.
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 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Draft

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present five quality yearlings at Inglis’ 2019 Sydney Classic Yearling Sale which commences on Saturday, February 9.
The yearlings will be located in Barn I stables 57-61 at the Riverside Stables, Sydney and paraded at the complex from Monday, February 4.
Inspections by appointment are welcome at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella in Victoria prior to their departure to the sales venue.

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Silentz Silences Critics


Lot number 334 at the 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale was a head-turning chestnut colt by Snitzel from Inthemix (by Easy Rocking). While attracting a lot of attention, the yearling was crossed off short lists due to veterinary advise after their interpretation of the xrays lodged at the repository.

The colt was sold to trainer Danny O’Brien for $65,000.

The Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred colt was named Silentz and debuted as a 3yo where he was beaten in a photo. He won his following start by over a length and had just one more start for O’Brien before being transferred to Darren Weir’s stable.

Silentz had an impressive first preparation in his new stable which consisting of eight starts from March through to July 2018. He won four of those starts, including a streak of three in a row, and an impressive victory at Flemington over a mile. Sent out as $2.60 race favourite Silentz stormed home from nearly last at the turn to win by more than a length. Race Replay: 23 Jun 18 R8 Flemington

Yesterday Silentz was equally as impressive highlighted by his trademark fast-finishing turn of foot. Adelaide apprentice Chris Caserta weaved Silentz through traffic from a seemingly impossible position to greet the judge first in the last race at Caulfield on the Boxing Day. Race Replay: 26 Dec 18 SILENTZ R8 Caulfield

The $65,000 purchase has now amassed six victories and more than $220,000 prizemoney from fifteen race starts for connections.

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The Legend Grows


LEGEND OF CONDOR (3c Not A Single Doubt x Rhodamine by Success Express) is quietly growing a reputation as a big day performer. He won on debut as a young 2yo at Randwick on the inaugural Everest Race Day, and his latest victory on Melbourne Cup Day.

Legend Of Condor had displayed a tendency to over race in previous starts, but down the Flemington straight, in Brett Prebble’s care, the colt did settle. Prebble guided the Gerald Ryan trained entire inside the field in the centre of the track before letting him down in the closing stages. The win was exuberantly celebrated by Prebble who was happy to win his first race in Australia since returning from Hong Kong. Race Replay: 06 Nov 18 Flemington R5

Prior to the race there were doubts about Legend Of Condor’s ability to handle a wet track. Melbourne had experienced heavy rain on the morning of Cup Day, but as a testament to the Flemington track it was upgraded after Legend Of Condor’s race.

The 3yo Colt has placed at Group 2, Group 3 and Listed level and has amassed $278,000 from his 10 starts for his owners Sun Bloodstock. Sun purchased the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred colt from the 2017 Melbourne Inglis Premier Sale for $520,000.

His dam, Rhodamine is again in foal to Not A Single Doubt and Lauriston thoroughbred Farm is looking forward to her producing a full sibling to Legend Of Condor.

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Lauriston’s Inglis 2018 Ready2Race Draft


Lot 12 Not A Single Doubt x Allblack Lass breezed up in the fastest time – 10:31

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm will present a draft of ten quality two-year-olds for the upcoming Inglis Ready2Race Sale at Riverside, Warwick Farm, NSW on Monday 15 October. The horses will be paraded at the complex from Friday 12 October.

Inspections by appointment are welcome at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella, Vic prior to their departure to the sales complex on Wednesday 10 October.

Breeze up videos and pedigrees can be viewed by clicking on the lot number of each horse listed below.

Lot Col Sex Sire Dam B/Up Time
12 B Colt Not A Single Doubt Allblack Lass 10.31c*
30 B Colt Mossman Calzini Bianchi 10.39c
55 Ch Colt All Too Hard Dubleanny 11.40wf
65 B Colt Spirit Of Boom Fasuka 11.17c
86 B Colt Rubick Holy Duck 10.82c
90 Ch Colt More Than Ready Hussousa 10.99wf
114 Br Filly Hichinbrook Midnight Wine 10.60c
124 B Colt Wandjina Party Dress 11.15c
141 B Colt Zoustar Reinvent 10.82c
150 Br Colt All Too Hard Savannah Dancer 10.48c

c – 200m breeze up time Cranbourne 14 Sep 18
wf – 200m breeze up time Warwick Farm 21 Sep 18
* fastest breeze up of the day

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Stunning overall results at Cranbourne breeze ups

The strength of the Inglis Ready2Race catalogue was on show at Cranbourne today as 39 of the 59 lots to breeze broke 11 seconds.

Lot 12 (Not A Single Doubt x Allblack Lass) for Lauriston Thoroughbreds topped a professional and well-educated bunch of juveniles, breezing in 10.31secs.
The colt (pictured) was just ahead of the Kane Harris duo of Lot 136 (Sepoy x Quiet Life) and Lot 142 (Starcraft x River Express), who breezed in 10.33secs.

James O’Brien of Lauriston Thoroughbreds described his Not A Single Doubt colt as “an absolute professional’’. “He’s thrived throughout the preparation and just loves being a racehorse,’’ O’Brien said. “We were really happy with his breeze today and we’re looking forward to offering him at the Ready2Race Sale next month.’’

The times for all of today’s breeze ups are available at inglis.com.au and the Inglis iPad app.

The Inglis breeze ups head across the Tasman on Monday (Sept 17) when Taupo hosts the New Zealand session from 12pm.

Action then moves to Sydney on Friday (Sept 21) when Warwick Farm hosts 100 juveniles breezing up from 10am.

The Inglis Ready2Race Sale is being held at Riverside Stables on Monday October 15.

It will be preceded by inspections days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 12-14, as well as a brunch at Riverside Stables for all interested participants on the morning of Friday October 12.

To view the Ready2Race catalogue, CLICK HERE.

Published by Inglis 14th Sep 2018

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Lauriston breaking fresh ground with youngsters

Written by Paul Vettise  published by TDN Australia New Zealand 13/09/18

Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm have a focus on the 2-year-old market, becoming trans-Tasman vendors this year.Lauriston have been particularly successful at the Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale and will be selling at New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale at Karaka this year.

“We’ve had terrific success at the Ready 2 Race and over the last two years on gross turnover we’ve topped the Sale, probably through quantity as much as anything else,” James O’Brien said. “We’ve got wonderful facilities here and this year we’ve changed our business model.

“We have strategically chosen quality horses as yearlings with the intent of selling them as 2-year-olds. We’ve deliberately selected them in the past and we’ve done well and want to expand on that.”

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Lauriston’s Girl Goes For Gold

Article sourced from Aushorse, published 13/08/18

Connections celebrate Just Rolling’s win at Morphettville (Atkins Photography)

It’s not hard to work out why Lauriston Thoroughbreds’ James O’Brien is pretty excited about the prospects of unbeaten 3YO colt, Just Rolling.

The Tony McEvoy trained youngster made it two from two in the Irish Race Day – 1st September Handicap over 1300m at Morphettville on Saturday and appears to have a bright future. A race replay of Morphettville R1 11 Aug 18 can be seen here

Sure, Victorian-based Lauriston didn’t retain a share in Just Rolling when selling the Sebring youngster for $330,000 at the 2017 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, but the significance of the rising galloper’s progress far outweighs monetary considerations.

After all, there’s a great deal of pride involved in this too: Just Rolling’s dam, the Encosta de Lago mare, Just Our Girl, is the first live foal of the brilliant race filly/mare, Gold Edition, which the O’Brien family raced with distinction in the mid noughties. The Champion mare’s 17 wins included a Manikato and Ascot Vale – both at Group One – five Group Twos, three Group Threes, four Listed and a whole host of Group One placings.

Sadly though, Gold Edition has had a checkered career in the breeding barn, producing just the three named foals (including an unraced 2YO) in the last 10 years.

“The great thing is that Just Our Girl was – IS – a smashing type and is turning out magnificent horses herself,” O’Brien points out. “Lauriston sold Just Our Girl to Greg Eurell for $520,000 at the 2012 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and she was owned by the same people who raced Pinker Pinker (2011 Cox Plate).

“Just Our Girl didn’t do too much on the track and her owners really weren’t that interested in the breeding side of things, so we were able to buy her back.

“Her first three covers have produced colts, by Sebring, Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt and they are all outstanding athletes. The Snitzel colt was sold to Sun Bloodstock for $300,000 at this year’s (Inglis) Melbourne Premier (Yearling Sale), while her Not A Single Doubt colt will go to Melbourne for the 2019 Prem. Just Our Girl is heading to Merchant Navy this spring so we’ll be obviously keen to see what she turns out with him.”

O’Brien has closely watched Just Rolling’s two runs to date and came away suitably impressed – particularly with the win at Morphettville.

“He was caught wide on debut at Gawler, but that run on Saturday was something else: it was only a small field but 100 metres from home it appeared as if he would run a long last, but then he just finished it off so well,” O’Brien enthused. “We (Lauriston) had a very good spring last year with horses we bred winning big races in successive weeks, courtesy of Legend of Condor (Victory Vein Stakes), Global Glamour (Group Two Tristarc) and Epitmum (Telstra Stakes) and hopefully a colt like Just Rolling will kick this spring off in similar fashion.”

According to Just Rolling’s trainer, a reappearance over 1500m at Morphettville in a fortnight is on the cards before a tilt at the Listed Morphettville Guineas over 1600m on 8 September.

“If he comes through both of those races we’ll then head to Melbourne where there are a number of options including the (Group Two) Bill Stutt Stakes (won by McEvoy’s Hey Doc in 2016) and (Group One) Caulfield Guineas (13 October),” McEvoy reveals.

“I’ve had a huge opinion of Just Rolling from day one … he was the No. 1 seed in Melbourne – the best colt in the sale by a long way. I didn’t even have an ‘order’ for him and bought him purely on spec.

“I eventually filled him but then someone dropped out at the last moment and Aquis Farm took up 25%. He’s a very good colt. I’ve got another Sebring (Vinland) who showed plenty of promise, but this horse has impressed me from the start and while I thought he would get up and going as an early 2YO, we’ve just had to be a bit patient and now he’s really beginning to show us what he’s capable of.”

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Chiavari lands maiden Caulfield success


image by Quintin Lang

Chiavari has finally broken through for her maiden success at Caulfield and in doing so landed a betting plunge. The Nick Harnett-trained mare won the Ladbrokes Multiverse Handicap after being supported from $20 into $9.50.

Ridden by Jye McNeil, Chiavari held off a late challenge from Mariquita ($18) to score a three-quarter length win with Moonlover ($9) a long head away third.

Chiavari had raced at Caulfield on 13 previous occasions, for four placings, and Harnett said the mare had been unlucky on a number of occasions against better company than she met on Saturday. “She’s run some very good races here against some good horses in stakes races, so it’s good to see her breakthrough today,” he said.

Harnett, a former champion jumps jockey, trains at Pakenham having shifted to a 20-acre property at Garfield, five minutes from the racecourse. He said it suits his training style and is much quieter than the bigger training centres of Caulfield and Cranbourne.

A $50,000 yearling purchase in Adelaide, Chiavari has amassed almost $360,000 in prize money from her six wins from 39 starts. “I wish I had a few more like her,” Harnett said of his stable star.

Document Source: JustHorseRacing
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