Exciting news for all Boxing Day racegoers. Prizes for our Fashions in the Field have been decided.
For the ladies we have a treatment package from Ella Bache in Tamworth consisting of their signature facial enjoying a double cleanse, exfoliation,massage mask and daily skincare specific to your needs together with a relaxing body massage, for a total pampering experience.
And for our men , well it’s two tickets to the BBL Sydney Sixers V Sydney Thunder on Jan 14 2017 in the Nova 96.9 Sydney Sixers Suite. Located in the Steve Waugh Room, you’ll be treated to premium seating , while being entertained by Nova 96.9’s awesome tunes . You will receive your VIP Lanyard, exclusive Sydney Sixers merchandise as well as free shots in the #smashemsixers photobooth. This is a double header with the WBBL starting at 1.45pm. Gates open at 1.30.
Fashions in the Field is open to all 18 years and over, so style it up and join us at the races on Boxing Day.
Ian McDuie is offering shares in a Strada Filly. Details below.
Take advantage of the new country prizemoney increases.
ABC – 24 Nov 2015 – “Country horse racing in New South Wales is getting a major boost with the Government agreeing to set the wagering tax at parity with Victoria.
It has delivered a major windfall in the form of increased prize money at country racetracks.
All TAB country races from July 2016 will offer minimum prize money of $20,000 per race, up from $15,000.
Prize money for TAB provincial races will rise from $22,000 to $27,000.
Also from July next year, approximately 40 country showcase meetings will be held at regular intervals across regional NSW, offering a minimum $30,000 in prize money.”
5 x 10% shares have become available in an outstanding country racing prospect.
In training with Greg Bennett at Scone who has won 8 races with progeny of her sire.
Owing to a change of circumstance one of our owners has had to pull out of a half share.
Like Greg’s stakes winning filly Charm’s Honour she is by Strada.
Only a small percentage of foals born actually win as 2 year olds and there is lots of evidence that for many it is better to let them mature to race as 3 year olds and beyond.
Consequently, we selected this filly because of her outstanding but late maturing type and her pedigree which contains a balanced mix of stamina and speed and from a family that has produced 6 or more winners from each of the dams in the second, third and fourth generations. She is only the second foal of her dam and she is out of a mare by Carnegie, the stallion which has produced the most winners as a dam sire with Strada.
She has had two light preparations since being broken in and has been at Greg’s Sunshine Coast stable getting ready to trial when she returns to Scone. She has pleased not only the trainer but the prep riders and track riders as having a lovely action and a keenness to gallop. She has been sound right through since foaling.
Greg says that from his experience with horses by Strada you have to be patient and give them time to mature, so we have mapped out a program along those lines since this filly was a yearling.
The right type to race on.
This filly was a very well grown yearling, standing well over 15 hands at 18 months and a lovely walking, athletic type with natural balance and a long easy, stride. She has an alert yet friendly temperament and has been a delight to handle as a yearling and through the breaking in process. She is a filly with plenty of energy and exercises enthusiastically on her own in the paddock and loves to gallop.
I have been involved in sourcing, syndicating and racing 4 other mares with Greg Bennett and every one of them has won at least 4 races, both in the country and on provincial tracks, and both Greg and I think this filly could be every bit as good or better than any one of them.
Balanced pedigree from proven versatile sire line that is ideal for country racing.
She is by successful Danehill sire Strada, a very speedy sprinter who won 4 races over 1,100m, including two Listed races, the AJC Eskimo Prince Stakes and AJC Carrington Stakes, as well as running 4th in the Group 1 Galaxy. His dam Shindig was an exceptional broodmare, producing 6 winners from 6 named foals, including Group 1 winner Shinzig and Stakes placed Fiammarossa, both full siblings to Strada.
From 4 crops to race Strada has a 62% winners to runners ratio from 206 starters, including 6 Stakes winners (5%) of 14 stakes races, in Australia, Hioctdane (Gr 3), Settle Strada, Mister John, Gold Broker and Charm’s Honour (trained by Greg), as well as the Macau dual Gr 1 Stakes winner Lucky and Wealthy. His runners have earned just on $8 million.
In season 2014/2015 he had 55 individual winners of more than $2 million and Strada’s progeny have sold up to $200,000 as ready to runs and weanlings have sold up to $135,000.
Dam introduces the most successful cross of modern times.
Her dam, Formermissuniverse, is a daughter of the Sadler’s Wells horse Carnegie, so this filly is an example of the sireline cross that has been more successful than any other in recent times for producing winner after winner at the top international level, being Danehill crossed with Sadler’s Wells.
Carnegie won the Arc de Triomphe, Europe’s richest race, as did his dam, Detroit, and Carnegie’s progeny include Australian Gr 1 winner Tuesday Joy, a cross of Sadler’s Wells over Danehill.
$75,000 yearling and three-time winner, Satan’s Chariot (a half-brother to Group 1 winner Whobegotyou), is by Strada out of a Carnegie mare. Carnegie is the most successful dam sire with Strada, producing the winners of 15 races, and this is only the second foal of the dam from a family proven to click with the sire.
From a very prolific family that already has had success with the sire – consistent winner producers right down the pedigree.
The second dam, Vicarious, won 3 races as a 2-year-old and has produced 6 winning foals, one of which, Little Jerboa, is already the dam of a winner by Strada.
The third dam is a half-sister to Royal Ascot Queen Anne Stakes winner and successful sire Waajib and she too is the dam of 6 winners, while the fourth dam produced three Stakes winners.
This filly is a big, balanced type and because the progeny of Strada are not usually early two year olds and on her dam’s pedigree she can be expected to get over a bit if ground, she is being prepared as a filly that will be coming on as a three-year-old.
She is BOBS nominated and is growing into a very nice, athletic filly that has always shown good speed in the paddock and is very agile with an easy, long stride and a calm temperament. The price includes the cost of breaking in and the agistment and training until the end of January.
10% share is only $3,200 plus gst and there are only 5 now available.
Crowds of over 2,000 people attended this year’s Boxing Day Races. Racegoers weren’t deterred by thunderstorms and turned up in their droves for one of area’s iconic social events. Live Music, Fashion and great times with family and friends were the order of the day.
On the track Sandy Waters won the Friendly Grocer Murrurundi Cup leading all way ridden by A Skerritt and trained by George Woodward from Walcha.
In the Cactus Wilson Lucky Sky ridden by Melissa Brown and trained by Kevin Dickson.
Marty Wilson, Cactus’s son presented the trophy to winning owners and caught up with Club President Danny Donoghue.
Christmas Eve 2015 will see the White Hart Hotel- Murrurundi play host to the Boxing Day Races Calcutta. Kicking off at 6pm on December 24th, racegoers can attend the hotel where an auction will be held for each of the runners in the Murrurundi Cup.