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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Lake District Girl Too Fast

Article from McEvoy Mitchell Racing February 20, 2019 by Graham Fischer

Speedy three-year-old filly LAKE DISTRICT GIRL (3yf Not A Single Doubt x Lake Mountain by Monashee Mountain) stepped up from a Morphettville Maiden to win at Sandown in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 20.

Despite coming from a wide gate, Lake District Girl, the $2.25 favourite, ridden by apprentice Michael Poy, had enough pace to cross and lead, then hang on score a photo-finish win in the Ladbrokes Cash In Benchmark 64 Handicap (1000m) defeating Tatiara ($5.50) with Ray’s Dream ($9.50), a long neck away third.
But the filly had to withstand a protest before being able to claim victory.

As she got tired late, Lake District Girl tended to drift towards the centre of the course and connections of the runner-up felt their runner had been impeded but stewards ruled it had not affected the result.

The victory gave McEvoy a race-to-race double at Sandown having won the previous event with Rockarral. It brought up a two-state treble having also won at Strathalbyn with Now And Forever.

Melbourne stable foreman Michael Shepherdson said Lake District Girl had shown blistering speed from the gates like during her two-year-old days.

“She is a bit more furnished now,” Shepherdson said.
“She got a bit tired late so there is more to come with her fitness.
“We’ve always thought she was a stakes-class filly but now she has gained confidence in lower grades.
“She will gain a lot from the wins and I’m sure Tony will find a nice three-year-old race for her.”

Jockey Michael Poy thought Lake District Girl had been the class horse of the race.
“The way she begun I decided to take luck out of the equation by letting her slide across to lead.
“She led easy enough and I had still had plenty left at the 300 metre mark but she got weary legs late.”

Race replay: 20 Feb 19 Sandown R4

The filly now has two wins and a third from just five starts.

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Lake District Girl Easily

Talented three-year-old filly LAKE DISTRICT GIRL (3f Not A Single Doubt x Lake Mountain by Monashee Mountain) broke through for her initial win for trainer Tony McEvoy at Morphettville Parks on Wednesday, February 6 bringing up an early double for trainer McEvoy and jockey Chris Caserta, Lake District Girl ($1.40 fav) raced away for a three-length win in the AAMI Maiden (1000m) beating Nic’s Secret ($31) with Sophina Diva ($3.90), 2-1/2 lengths away third.

It was an intelligent ride by Caserta.

After beginning well, Lake District Girl looked likely to be trapped four wide but the jockey elected to ease and dropped in behind the speed finding himself on the heels of the leader turning for home. Caserta then got a run one-off the inside and the filly dashed away.

Assistant trainer Calvin McEvoy said Caserta had ridden the filly very well.

“A lot of people wanted to lead but Chris did the right thing and eased her back,” McEvoy said.
“I think we learnt a bit about the filly today.

“Chris was very cool, when you are riding a red hot favourite some may panic but he kept his cool and rode her beautifully.
“Lake District Girl came in to today on the back of one soft trial and there is improvement to come.

“The owners, including Peter Katelanis and Michael Delbridge, have been very patient. The filly has always shown potential and it was good break her maiden today.”
Caserta was very impressed.

“She went to a Blue Diamond Prelude last year but has come back matured and a lot stronger,” Caserta said.

“She has been really flying at home and I ride her work every day, so the win was a bit more special for me.”

Race Replay: 06 Feb 19 Morphettville R2

Article from: McEvoy Mitchell Racing February 6, 2019 by Graham Fischer

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Waltonia Returns In Dominant Fashion

Waltonia returned from a spell to contest the $35,000 1100m 3 year old fillies maiden at Warrnambool.

WALTONIA (3f Bel Esprit x Docalady by Stravinsky) had returned to the Romsey stables a much stronger filly after spelling and pretraining at the O’Brien family’s Lauriston Farm in Corniella. She prepared for this race with a solid jump out at Kyneton and her work had been pleasing at home. However, she had an outside barrier to contend with and she was meeting some fillies with a fitness edge on her.

Waltonia began well and quickly took the outside barrier out of the equation by crossing the field to sit outside the leader. She wanted to over race a bit in the early stages of the race, however, she eventually came back under her rider, Daniel Stackhouse, and travelled strongly into the straight. Daniel allowed her to balance up in the straight, then when he asked her to quicken, she quickly put a 3 length gap on her rivals to put the race beyond doubt. Daniel allowed Waltonia to coast over the final 50m as she went on to record a slashing 2 length victory.

Race Replay: 05 Feb 19 Warrnambool R5

The win sets up a good preparation ahead for Waltonia and she looks to have the scope to be able to progress through her grades.

The win also ensured the hot summer form of the Luke Oliver stable continued on. We have some nice horses coming through the stables at the moment and the team is working very hard to ensure the winners continue to flow in the upcoming months.

Article from Luke Oliver Racing

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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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