Reward For Effort Yearling Sale Prices

Chatswood was among the leading vendors at the 2014 William Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in Melbourne, where our yearlings averaged $101,667. The long wait was finally over when Reward For Effort yearlings hit the yearling sale circuit in 2014. And proved popular, they surely did. At the Inglis Premier sale in Melbourne they averaged $75,000, a remarkable return…

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O’WINNER!

What a debut campaign it has been for O’Marilyn (O’Reilly), winner of yesterday’s Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) at Awapuni. Kicking off her career with a victory over 800 metres in early December, the Stephen McKee-trained filly was third in Listed company a couple of weeks later before a somewhat unlucky sixth after…

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Breeders Rewarded

The most popular sire in Victoria last year by coverings, Chatswood Stud’s Blue Diamond winner Reward for Effort found favour at the 2014 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale with his 10 yearlings averaging $75,300, which was nearly seven times his 2010 service fee of $11,000. Champion trainer Peter Moody bought his top seller, a colt from…

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Battle of the First Season Sires

The performance of first season sires at our major yearling sales is always a topic of interest, particularly this year at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale which saw the launch of a trio of very popular Victorian based sires in Equiano (Fr), Reward for Effort and Stryker. Swettenham Stud emerged the big winner with dual…

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Another Flyer for Purrealist

Lightly raced Purrealist gelding Tansy broke his maiden by seven lengths at Stoney Creek on January 28 and followed it up with his first metropolitan success when scoring a tenacious win at Sandown on Wednesday, providing a pedigree update for his half-sister heading to Inglis Premier. A half-brother to stakes-winner Vatican and full brother to…

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Just Rewards

The Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes is looming large on the horizon and once again champion sire Exceed and Excel is poised to play a major role with his star daughter Earthquake seeking to give her sire another victory in the race won by his top class son Reward for Effort in 2009. The…

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New Stakes-Winner for Purrealist

November 7 – In-form trainer Danny O’Brien prepared former talented three year-old Purrealist throughout his brief career of just five starts, so it’s no wonder he’s tasting success with his brilliant daughter Melrose Place, who captured the Listed VRC Gucci Icons of Heritage Stakes at Flemington on Oaks Day. A maiden winner at Ararat at…

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$4,000 Derby Hero

They all get one,” Robbie Laing said of the late great Rakti (Polish Precedent) who is pretty much his favourite stallion after the runaway victory recorded by that horse’s exciting son Polanski in the Victoria Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) at Flemington yesterday, writes Kristen Manning.A fan of the six times Group One winner having seen…

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Polanski Wins Gr1 Victoria Derby

At Flemington, former World Champion Miler & 6-time Gr1-winning Chatswood Stud shuttler Rakti (Polish Precedent-Ragera, by Rainbow Quest) celebrated a Gr1 success when 3YO colt Polanski (Rakti-Citrium, by Citidancer) scored by 3-lengths for trainer Robbie Laing in the $1.5 million Gr1 Victoria Derby (2500m) for 3YO c&g, over fellow 3YO colt Complacent (Authorized-Insouciance, by Quest…

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Chatswood Update

Chatswood will have a vested interest in 2 exciting runners over the Flemington Carnival. POLANSKI , by Rakti, was bred by Chatswood.  Polanski will run on Saturday in the VRC Victoria Derby.  Polanski is a Group winner at his last start and is a big chance in Saturday’s race.  He will again be ridden by…

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