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Gold Symphony draws 11 for Stradbroke

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IT’S barrier 11 for Gold Symphony in Queensland’s most prestigious Group 1 event of the Winter Carnival, the $1.5 million UBET Stradbroke Handicap, to be held this Saturday at Doomben.

On a sunny day in Brisbane, Gold Symphony owner Millie Coorey was on hand to deliver the goods, in what looks a useful draw for the dual Group 3 winner.

Favourite Clearly Innocent faces a much sterner test as he drew barrier 20, while three of the emergency entries have drawn beneath Gold Symphony, meaning he will likely end up jumping from barrier 8.

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Doomben 10,000 hero Jim Byrne will link up with Gold Symphony for the race, who tuned up for the feature event by winning a trial at Randwick on June 2, and holds excellent form, having finished third behind the race favourite Clearly Innocent in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes at Scone on May 13, with Gold Symphony receiving a 5kg swing in his favour for the rematch.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden said: “The way the field is with the emergencies drawn under him he comes into barrier 8, which is perfect.

“Horses with good chances have drawn wide while we’re right there in the middle. There looks to be some good speed in the race for him to get some cover and the harder they go early the better.

“He holds a good chance from a good gate.”

Bjorn Baker holds two entries for the race; Saturday’s Helen Coughlan Stakes winner Bonny O’reilly is second reserve but having drawn barrier 6 she would hold a fantastic chance should she get a run. Meanwhile Egyptian Symbol, who most recently finished second behind Eckstein in the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes a fortnight ago, has drawn just inside Gold Symphony in barrier 10.

Another Stakes double for Not A Single Doubt

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EDGED out by Street Cry for champion sire honours last season, Not A Single Doubt week in week out continues to be one of the most reliable stallions at stud.

Forty minutes after Payroll became Not A Single Doubt’s 43rd stakes winner and his 15th of the season following her win in the Listed Spear Chief Handicap at Doomben, gallant mare Single Gaze claimed a tragedy-marred Group 2 PJ O’Shea Stakes.

Aided by a rails-hugging ride by Damien Oliver, Payroll came from well back early to turn back the challenge of Maryore by a short neck with Double Impact edging out a luckless Man Of His Word for third.

 

Purchased by her trainer for $80,000 from the Macquarie Stud draft at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Payroll advances her record to 3 wins, 2 seconds and 3 thirds from 17 starts with earnings of $266,900.

 

Gorgeous chestnut mare Single Gaze earned a fourth stakes win in the Group 2 PJ O’Shea Stakes.

After tracking the pacesetting Preferment, Single Gaze hit the lead at the top of the straight under Kathy O’Hara but came under immediate pressure from Cylinder Beach, who then dipped and went back through the field and tragically could not be saved.

“I hate to see that sort of thing happen, I am so sorry for the connections and the trainer,” winning trainer Nick Olive said.

“For a country trainer to get a horse of this quality and to have this mare turn up every time is a pretty rare thing.

“I don’t think I’ll get another one quite like her. We forget she ran third in the Magic Millions, raced in the Slipper as a two-year-old and now here she is winning Group 2 weight-for-age races.”

“I will say my mare has got the heart of a tiger. We have stuck with Kathy O’Hara and I am so pleased we have.”

The Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes heroine advances her overall record to 5 wins, 4 seconds and 3 thirds from 21 starts for earnings of $1,448,600.

A $70,000 purchase by her trainer from the Redbank North draft at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Single Gaze is a half-sister to the stakes winner Le Val.

 

Words: Mark Smith, Breednet

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Lindsay Park team lead the way for 2YO success

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DAVID HAYES and the team at Lindsay Park scored a double success with 2YO’s over the weekend to record their 35th and 36th 2YO winners for the season, a tally more than double the next best in Australia. American Genius took on the older horses and prevailed at Geelong on Friday, while on Saturday, exciting filly Wanted Diva took the 2YO Fillies Handicap at Moonee Valley.

Among the 36 wins are victories in some of the most prestigious juvenile races in the country, and through Fastnet Rock filly Catchy, David Hayes secured a record sixth Blue Diamond success and saddled three of the top four finishers including Tulip.

The Pierro filly went on to win the Group 3 Magic Night Stakes at Randwick before backing up with a third place finish in the world’s richest race for two-year-olds, the Golden Slipper.

Indeed, Tulip was among a remarkable four runners for the Hayes’ & Dabernig team in the Golden Slipper, with Wyong Magic Millions 2YO winner Madeenaty & Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes winner Formality joining Blue Diamond winner Catchy and Tulip.

Hayes and his team have invested heavily in their state-of-the-art training facility in Euroa, and are now clearly reaping the benefits of their efforts having had a phenomenal season thus far, encompassing Group 1 success in the Newmarket Handicap with Redkirk Warrior and most recently with Vega Magic in the Goodwood Handicap.

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Dothraki continues to rake in Stakes money

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THE achievements of Dothraki should never be understated. After yet another placing at Stakes level the six-year-old has taken his career earnings to almost $1.15 million. He’s a money spinner that any one of us wouldn’t mind being a part of!

The son of Mossman delivered another exceptional display at the Brisbane Carnival, narrowly losing out to Deploy in the Group 2 Moreton Stakes, adding a further $35,000 in prizemoney to his already hefty accumulation of wealth. And, while he is a horse where one can wonder what might have been, as he evoked memories of his neck-second run in the Group 1 BTC Cup last year, he is also a horse that has defied the odds on numerous occasions throughout his career.

A June purchase from the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale for just $45,000, Dothraki emerged as a pre-Christmas two-year-old and Golden Slipper contender, showing a tremendous aptitude that he still displays today, defying his age in the face of younger legs.

A winner of four races at Stakes level – and placed a further 15 times – Dothraki has been competing at the very top of Australian racing his whole career.

Changes to the venue and race distance saw Dothraki thrusted into the action up north quicker than may have been anticipated after his trial performance on May 26, yet he took it all in his stride and delivered a near-Stakes winning performance under Hugh Bowman on Saturday, doing us all proud yet again.

The frustration was clear in co-trainer Paul Snowden, however the evergreen warrior will now press on towards his next target, the Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes over 1200m on June 24, a race he won in 2015 on the Gold Coast.

“He was good,” said Snowden. “I know it’s disappointing not to get the job done again but we can look at it the other way in that he’s still running extremely competitively and earning money for his owners.

“We’re going to press on towards the Healy. We’ve pulled up a shandy short again but he’s a grand old horse and he’s sound. He has plenty left to offer yet.”

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Gold Symphony wins trial in lead up to Stradbroke

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GOLD SYMPHONY tuned up for a crack at the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap with a convincing trial win at Randwick on Friday morning.

The two-time Group 3 winner was in fine form as he eased up to the leaders from a wide run in the 1045m trial, finishing ahead of Godolphin’s Stakes performer Grunderzeit and his Group 3-winning stablemate Acatour, in what was a highly competitive trial.

WATCH: a full replay of the trial here

Gold Symphony is 16th on the order of entry for the $1.5 million UBET-sponsored race, now taking place at Doomben over a reduced trip of 1350m.

With a maximum field size of 16, the four-year-old gelding will be lining up in Queensland next weekend should the winner of Saturday’s Group 2 Moreton Cup not take up their automatic slot, and carries good form into the race having finished third behind subsequent Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup winner Clearly Innocent in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes at Scone on May 13, and reopposes here with a favourable 5kg swing in the weights.

Peter Snowden said: “He trialed well. It was a soft trial but he was given a squeeze late on and he ran right through the line.

“We’re just in for the Stradbroke at the moment and if everything falls our way on Saturday he’ll be in for a great chance next weekend.”

Seeking to take advantage of the changes to Saturday’s Moreton Cup is Triple Crown’s Dothraki, who turns his attention to the 1200m race after winning a trial at Rosehill on Monday, May 26.

“He’s done everything right since his trial,” said Peter Snowden. “His blinkers will stay on as I thought he trialed particularly well in that head gear on Monday. I’m happy with the horse and he’s in good order.

“This is a good opportunity for him and we’ll look to take advantage.”

Hot demand for mares in foal to Vancouver and Pride of Dubai

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A record breaking Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale this week highlighted keen demand for mares in foal to former superstar colts Vancouver (Golden Slipper) and Pride of Dubai (Blue Diamond), the two standout first season sires last spring.

Group 2 winning Zabeel mare Zurella was the third highest priced offering during Thursday’s final session fetching $800,000 for Burke Bloodstock as agent when knocked down to Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock.

Zurella was offered with a positive test to Vancouver and will join the broodmare band of Jonathan Munz’s GSA Bloodstock.

Widden Stud secured young Group 2 winning Myboycharlie mare Blueberry Hill for $600,000 from the Sledmere Stud draft in foal to Vancouver in her first season at stud.

Other big sales for mares in foal to Vancouver were Royal Amati ($425,000), Euryale ($380,000), Triple Crown Syndications‘ Flash of Innocence ($310,000 & pictured below), Red Dress Marley ($300,000), Miss Shamardal ($280,000), Cashla Bay ($260,000), Kind Heart ($225,000) and Secret Silence ($220,000).

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Currently in Kentucky covering his first Northern Hemisphere mares for Coolmore, Vancouver will be back in the Hunter Valley this spring.

Just nine mares were offered in foal to Pride of Dubai and all were sold bar one which passed in.

The best result came for Rubimill, who made $320,000 for Edinburgh Park when snapped up by UK based agent Anthony Penfold.

Rubimill is a full sister to Group 3 winner Millrich, the dam of recent Group I winner Redzel, who races in the silks of Triple Crown Syndications. Already the dam of stakes-winner El Roca, she is also the dam of a Fastnet Rock weanling colt that made $400,000 at the National Weanling Sale last week.

Other big sales for mares in foal to Pride of Dubai came with Valhalla Wedding ($250,000), More for Me ($220,000), Thud ($215,000) and Our Drahma Queen ($160,000).

A dual Group 1 winning two year-old by champion sire Street Cry, Pride of Dubai has been covering his first book of Northern Hemisphere mares for Coolmore in Ireland.

He returns to Australia this spring at a fee of $44,000.

The warm reception afforded Vancouver and Pride of Dubai will not be lost on Newgate Farm, who this spring will stand the 2016 Golden Slipper winner Capitalist and 2016 Blue Diamond winner Extreme Choice.

Capitalist (Written Tycoon) stands at a fee of $55,000 and Extreme Choice is priced at $38,500.

Words: Tara Madgwick, Breednet

Flash another crowning success at broodmare sale

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TRIPLE CROWN SYNDICATIONS and their owners scored a fantastic result in Wednesday’s Magic Millions Broodmare Sale as Lonhro mare Flash Of Innocence had the hammer come down for $310,000 when in foal to Golden Slipper winner Vancouver.

The sale of the four-year-old continues an excellent record for Triple Crown at such sales, as Flash Of Innocence follows the likes of Group 1 winner Peggy Jean, Group 2 winner Flying Snitzel and Inglis Classic winner Cavalry Rose, in attracting no shortage of suitors in the auction ring at broodmare sales.

The result is further indication that with our expert forward planning and knowledge of the bloodstock industry superb rewards can be gained, with Flash Of Innocence a superbly bred mare free of Danehill blood, who was astutely sent to be covered by Vancouver prior to the sale.

Sires’ Produce winner Peggy Jean was a $46,000 yearling purchase who went on to sell for $1,000,000 when in foal to Yarraman Park’s sought after sire I Am Invincible in the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale 12 months ago, with Peggy and her foal pictured below.

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Further success stories include Flying Snitzel and Cavalry Rose, both of who were knocked down for large six-figure prices at the Magic Millions Broodmare Sale in 2014, with the former a $25,000 yearling purchase who fetched an impressive $410,000 in the ring.

Cavalry Rose, a Charge Forward mare who was bought by Triple Crown for $85,000 as a yearling, went on to make a whopping $650,000 when in foal to World Champion racehorse Pierro.

All four Lots were sold through the excellent Yarraman Park, who have presented each of our mares in fantastic condition for the sale.

Investing in well-bred fillies as yearlings can see them retain excellent residual value for after their racing careers, as many of our owners have discovered, with aggregate sale revenues and prizemoney totaling in excess of $4 Million for the four mares mentioned above.

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Emperor rules supreme at Gosford

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EMPEROR’S WAY made no mistake in defeating six rivals to shake off his maiden tag at Gosford on Thursday.

The son of Roman Emperor stepped up to a mile for the first time after unfortunate defeats over 1400m on his last two starts, and clearly relished the extra distance.

The early pace installed by Baltic Prince jumping from barrier 1 was to the benefit of the market principals, however when his challenge evaporated on the turn for home Emperor’s Way was forced to make an early charge for the line, but found just enough to deny the well-backed Thai Boxing for the Chris Waller stable.

WATCH a replay here

Paul Snowden was thrilled for the three-year-old to claim a deserved victory for his delighted owners, and said there’ll be more to come from him as he is not yet the finished article.

“It was exciting to see because he hasn’t had a lot of luck,” he said. “He’s run in some muddly-run races but I was pretty confident he could get the job done today.

“He’s going to get out to a lot further than what we saw today and he’s definitely a work in progress. The penny hasn’t dropped with him yet and we’ll see a lot more as we get him out to 2000m and beyond.”

Tye Angland, who rode Emperor’s Way on his previous start at Warwick Farm, was relieved to have hung on for victory. “He got there a bit too early for him as he tends to float a little bit, but it was a good win,” he said.

“He was unlucky last time and he’s brought that form here today.”

Dothraki seeking to profit from Queensland changes

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MILLION dollar earner Dothraki will be Queensland bound after he was a late nomination for the Group 2 Moreton Cup following the decision of Racing Queensland and the BRC to transfer the meeting from Eagle Farm to Doomben and reduce the running of the race from 1300m to 1200m.

The four-time Stakes winner finished third in the Listed Ortensia Stakes at Scone on his most recent start, and will go into the race off the back of a highly impressive trial performance at Rosehill on May 26, where the addition of blinkers has seen the six-year-old work up to his best level.

Dothraki has been allotted 59kgs and will jump from barrier 7 with Hugh Bowman in the saddle.

The switch to 1200m and Dothraki’s impressive home work were key in the decision to now target him at the $175,000 race, and trainer Peter Snowden will be looking to profit with the loyal performer.

“Dothraki trialed well at Rosehill on Friday and the addition of blinkers have clearly sharpened up his work,” he said.

“The changes made to the Moreton Cup with it now being run at 1200m have opened up this opportunity for him and we’ll look to capitalise. He’s in good shape, and I couldn’t be happier with how he has worked since his third at Scone.”

The changes, however, have impacted the preparations of Gold Symphony who was due to contest the Moreton Cup as a lead up to the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap a week later. He remains on course for the feature event after first round acceptances saw him come out in 16th in the ballot. He will instead be fine-tuned for the $1.5 million race with a trial run at Randwick on Friday June 2.