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Daily News | 17th June 2019

  • NEW McLean Hearing Adjourns Jigger Enquiry To September

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    Victorian trainer Jarrod McLean has had his enquiry into alleged possession of a jigger adjourned until September 3. According to racing.com, the RAD board hearing was closed to media on Monday morning and held in-camera. The barring of media followed an application by McLean’s legal counsel Patrick Wheelahan for privacy that was consented to by Judge Bowman. Despite the seriousness of the charge of possessing an electrial device that could affect the performance of a horse, McLean will continue to be allowed to train pending the September RAD hearing.
  • Inglis Great Southern Day-1 Median Jumps 67%

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    The opening day's trade for the 2019 Inglis Great Southern Sale saw 172 weanlings sell at an average of $34,424 with the clearance rate currently 76%. Inglis’ Victorian Bloodstock Manager Simon Vivian was pleased with the first day of the sale. “There was outstanding competition on many lots. The average is currently up 41% on the sale last year, while the median has jumped 67%.” Vivian pointed out, “These are significant increases on 2018, which in its own right was a strong sale. There are many factors in that, notably the support of the vendors and many select yearling sale-quality weanlings being offered. Overall it is really pleasing to see the upgraded facilities enjoyed by so many and the results in the ring that follow on.” Vivian was also looking forward to the next few days of selling. “280 Weanlings are in the catalogue for tomorrow (Monday, 10am start) and more than 300 mares for Tuesday.” CLICK HERE to view the sale's catalogue.
  • Encouraging Start To Inglis Great Southern Sale

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    Strong bidding throughout highlighted a competitive opening day of the 2019 Inglis Great Southern Sale at Oaklands Junction in Melbourne, where a colt by Arrowfield Stud’s Dundeel (ex Impossibly, pictured), sold by Glastonbury Farms and purchased by New Zealand-based Alan Fu, took honours as the top lot of the day at $250,000. Glastonbury’s Duncan Grimley was thrilled with the result and the attention the colt drew. “It’s a great result for him, he’s a really nice colt,” Grimley said. “Everybody on the ground was on the horse.It was like a feeding frenzy up there. There was about seven or eight on him at $200,000. Alan really wanted him, he had been blown out a couple of times throughout the day.”


    Dundeel-Impossibly colt (pic: inglis.com.au)
  • Aquis Farm Sells Exceed And Excel Colt For $240k

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    On Day-1 of the 2019 Inglis Great Southern Sale, Aquis Farm got off to an exceptional start, selling the second top lot of the day, a colt by Darley’s Exceed And Excel for $240,000. Shrewd pinhookers Steve and Ceri Jostlear of Ampulla Lodge won the bidding as the colt became the second-most expensive Exceed And Excel Weanling sold at an Inglis sale. Their plan is to take the horse to the yearling sales in 2020. “We had in mind to take him to Easter,” Steve Jostlear said. “He’s a type that probably needs a little bit of time, he’s thrown a little bit to the Zabeel. [He’s a] nice colt, a correct colt and the sort of horse we target.”
  • Currie Could Face An Even Lengthier Ban

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    Embattled Queensland trainer Ben Currie is facing the prospect of breaking his own record – that of having the longest cumulative disqualification of any trainer in the State who has not been warned off for life. According to punters.com, the seven-and-a-half year sentence that eventuated, after another three years was added by Stewards last Friday, might not be the final tally in what has been a drawn out saga. Although Currie is yet to go through an appeal process, he is facing up to another 20 charges by Stewards who hope to have them heard within the coming month. Chief Steward Peter Chadwick intimated material relating to the as-yet unheard charges could be sent to Currie's legal team over the next week.
  • Leading Trainer Disqualified For Three Years

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    High profile Tasmanian trainer Barry Campbell has been banned for three years, reports punters.com.au. The disqualification follows Campbell being found guilty, according to South Australian Stewards, of administering “sterile potassium chloride Concentrate” to the racehorse Eastender “by inserting a hypodermic needle, with a syringe attached thereto” at a Morphettville stable on the morning of the Adelaide Cup for which the leading Tasmanian stayer was entered. Given the right of appeal against his penalty, Campbell is currently second on the Tasmanian trainer premiership.
  • No Surprise About Baby's Cup Task

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    A nose can make a world of difference in any race, but for Surprise Baby, that tiny margin in The Andrew Ramsden meant losing a prized guaranteed berth in the 2019 Melbourne Cup, a race now worth $8 million. While winner Steel Prince's connections are secure in the knowledge of their horse's ultimate Spring Carnival target, for trainer Paul Preusker, it's a case of back to the drawing board to get Surprise Baby into the frame. The lightly raced Adelaide Cup winner (see below) will soon be back in Preusker's racing stable, with the trainer admitting to AAP he has no fixed plans in place yet, although he is eyeing October's The Bart Cummings as the main springboard into the big 3200m handicap. Preusker is wary of giving Surprise Baby too much time off, revealing, "He is a horse that does a bit better when he's in work."

  • Huge Debut Win For Spendthrift Farm Freshman

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    Well-bred Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Race Day (Tapit-Rebalite, by More Than Ready) has had a very encouraging start at stud in the US. Over the weekend, his juvenile daughter Gee She Sparkles won on debut at Lone Star Park in a Maiden Special Weight race. Campaigned by owners GFB Racing and trainer Danny Pish, the gray filly took over on the turn and drew away with authority in the stretch, widening her margin with every stride to win going away by 10.5-lengths. She stopped the clock in 59.56 seconds for five furlongs over a fast local main track. Bred by Inside Move, Gee She Sparkles is out of the Indian Charlie mare Pata Fresca. Race Day retired to Spendthrift with six career wins including his biggest in the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) and a track-record-setting performance in Keeneland's Fayette S. (G2). By leading sire Tapit, Race Day hails from the More Than Ready mare Rebalite, who's a half-sister to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner and four-time Gr1-winning filly Lite Light. Race Day has been well represented at the sales with his first-crop two-year-olds. Earlier this week, his top colt sold for $170,000 at OBS. Earlier this year, his top filly – named Josie – sold for $170,000 at the OBS March sale and was recently second on debut in a Maiden Special Weight at Churchill. Race Day, who's standing for a fee of $6,000 S&N, is one of six US freshman sires that are participating in the "Safe Bet" program – Spendthrift's new breeding program for 2019.
  • Waterhouse Wins Waterhouse

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    If you've never won a race named in your honour, then engaging a rider who's done it many times is a good place to start. Trainer Gai Waterhouse, and her training partner Adrian Bott, did just that in Saturday's Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m) at Ipswich when booking Michael Cahill to ride the 3YO filly Ready To Prophet. Not only had Cahill tasted victory in the event four times previously, he's also been the most in-form jockey at the Queensland Winter Carnival, with his big race victories including the Gr1 Kingsford Smith and Gr1 Doomben 10,000. Cahill had Ready To Prophet perfectly positioned as heads turned for home, skipping away down the short straight to provide the stable with the perfect result. There is a possibility that the Dynamic Syndications-raced filly could back up in next Saturday's final Group 1 of the season, the Tattersalls Tiara at Eagle Farm, for which she holds an entry.
  • Ready To Prophet Wins Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    J: M Cahill
    T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Smart Missile
    D: Ready To Live
    J: L V Cassidy
    T: James Cummings
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Street Cry
    D: Mousseline
    J: Baylee Nothdurft
    T: Chris Munce
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Bradbury's Luck
    D: Paris Blu
    J: Luke Tarrant
    T: K A Lees
    W: 54 kgs
    S: So You Think
    D: Vecchia Roma
    • Track: Ipswich
    • Race: $125,000 Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m)
    • Winner: 3YO filly Ready To Prophet (Smart Missile-Ready To Live, by More Than Ready)
    • Placings: 4YO mare Organza & 4YO mare Skate To Paris
    • Winning Sire: Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock-Comical Smile, by Comic Strip) Stud Farm: Twin Hills Stud
    • Trainer: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jockey: Michael Cahill
    • Race record: 3 wins and 2 placings from 9 starts for $249,570 in earnings
    • Sales Info: $40,000 yearling at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale Vendor: Torryburn Stud
  • Gatting Wins Gr3 Hyperion Stakes

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    J: L Newman
    T: D T McAuliffe
    W: 59 kgs
    S: Hard Spun
    D: Stubborn
    J: W Pike
    T: G & A Williams
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Redoute's Choice
    D: Galaxy Queen
    J: C Staples
    T: Rhys Radford
    W: 59 kgs
    S: Magnus
    D: Satin Covers
    J: Chris Parnham
    T: F R Kersley
    W: 57 kgs
    S: Lope De Vega
    D: Miss Strezelecki
    • Track: Belmont Park
    • Race: $150,000 Gr3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m)
    • Winner: 5YO gelding Gatting (Hard Spun-Stubborn, by Lonhro)
    • Placings: 6YO mare Galaxy Star & 6YO gelding Great Shot
    • Winning Sire: Hard Spun (Danzig-Turkish Tryst, by Turkoman) Stud Farm: Darley
    • Trainer: Darren McAuliffe Jockey: L Newman
    • Race record: 10 wins and 10 placings from 34 starts for $1,392,200 in earnings
    • Sales Info: N/A
  • Man Booker Wins Listed Eye Liner Stakes

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    J: B Shinn
    T: D L Morton
    W: 59 kgs
    S: Discorsi
    D: Morine
    J: Justin P Stanley
    T: Diane Murphy
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Medaglia D'Oro
    D: Segue
    J: M R Du Plessis
    T: Desleigh Forster
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Rothesay
    D: McFly
    J: G Boss
    T: T J Gollan
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Lope De Vega
    D: Quaffle
    • Track: Ipswich
    • Race: $175,000 Listed Eye Liner Stakes (1350m)
    • Winner: 6YO gelding Man Booker (Discorsi-Morine, by Danetime)
    • Placings: 4YO gelding Astoria & 4YO gelding Chapter And Verse
    • Winning Sire: Discorsi (Galileo-Express A Smile, by Success Express) Stud Farm: N/A
    • Trainer: Dan Morton Jockey: Blake Shinn
    • Race record: 11 wins and 3 placings from 26 starts for $1,055,180 in earnings
    • Sales Info: $25,000 yearling at the 2014 Magic Millions Perth Winter Sale Vendor: Korilya Stud
  • Bergerac Wins Listed Ipswich Cup

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    J: Michael Murphy
    T: S P Tregea
    W: 57.5 kgs
    S: Drumbeats
    D: Miss Argyle
    J: M R Du Plessis
    T: H W Mathews
    W: 58 kgs
    S: Dubai Destination
    D: Magic Star
    J: Luke Tarrant
    T: K R Kemp
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Teofilo
    D: Real Allure
    J: G Boss
    T: Tony Haydon
    W: 54 kgs
    S: Shirocco
    D: Missy Dancer
    • Track: Ipswich
    • Race: $175,000 Listed Ipswich Cup (2150m)
    • Winner: 5YO gelding Bergerac (Drumbeats-Miss Argyle, by Iglesia)
    • Placings: 9YO gelding Sampson & 4YO gelding Fighting Teo
    • Winning Sire: Drumbeats (Redoute’s Choice-Delicate Choice, by Last Tycoon) Stud Farm: Lyndhurst Stud
    • Trainer: Steve Tregea Jockey: Michael Murphy
    • Race record: 9 wins and 7 placings from 29 starts for $560,600 in earnings
    • Sales Info: N/A
  • Destiny's Kiss Wins Listed Winter Cup

    Monday, 17th June 2019
    J: S Clipperton
    T: Joseph Pride
    W: 58.5 kgs
    S: Power Of Destiny
    D: A Fairy's Kiss
    J: G Schofield
    T: C Maher & D Eustace
    W: 59 kgs
    S: Raise The Flag
    D: Malozza
    J: R Dolan
    T: C J Waller
    W: 53 kgs
    S: Galileo
    D: Ice Mint
    J: B Mc Dougall
    T: C J Waller
    W: 53.5 kgs
    S: Monsun
    D: Ameerat
    • Destiny's Kiss Wins Listed Winter Cup
    • Track: Rosehill
    • Race: $150,000 Listed Winter Cup (2400m)
    • Winner: 10YO gelding Destiny's Kiss (Power Of Destiny-A Fairy's Kiss, by Stravinsky)
    • Placings: 6YO gelding Yogi & 6YO gelding Mazaz
    • Winning Sire: Power Of Destiny (Danehill-Jeanetta Cochrane, by Sadler’s Wells) Stud Farm: Macquarie Stud
    • Trainer: Joseph Pride Jockey: Sam Clipperton
    • Race record: 19 wins and 22 placings from 97 starts for $1,556,243 in earnings
    • Sales Info: $7,000 yearling pass-in at the 2010 Inglis Classic Sale Vendor: Macquarie Stud


    Destiny's Kiss 

    Destiny's Kiss gets up in the Winter Cup (pic: Steve Hart)

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