O’Marilyn dazzles in 3YO debut

The covers came off O’Marilyn – [Anacheeva’s half sister] at Hastings where she made an early play for three-year-old honours to go with a decorated juvenile campaign. O’Marilyn, half sister to Anacheeva, winning H.Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stks Photo by Trish Dunell The outstanding daughter of O’Reilly  drew first blood in the NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year…

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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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