How Can I Breed a Horse Like That?

A slashing return to top form last Saturday for this super exciting four year-old had his rider Jimmy Cassidy in raptures and Aussie broodmare owners asking themselves, how can I breed a horse like that?. That horse is the Chris Waller trained Hawkspur, who flagged his spring potential during the Brisbane Winter Carnival when he…

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Stud cuts fee to keep blueblood purring

By TARA MADGWICK To sire a Group 1 winner from your first crop of foals is a significant achievement for any young sire and for Purrealist it became a reality during the Brisbane winter carnival when his high-class son Hawkspur captured the BRC Queensland Derby. The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old reeled off a string of impressive…

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Don’t forget quiet ’Acheeva

By TARA MADGWICK – Winning Post Page 52 – Saturday August 24 2013  Three years ago this weekend, Peter Moody produced a promising Anabaa (USA) colt in the listed MVRC Mitchell McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley. By the end of spring, Anacheeva was being hailed as the best three-year-old colt in the country. Given a light…

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Fresh Foals Well Worth The Wait

Originally Published in The Sportsman p. 6, www.thesportsman.com.au CHATSWOOD Studmaster Greg Willis has been in the game a long time – he guided Flying Spur to Champion Freshman honours in 1999-2000 – but he still feels the thrill of welcoming a resident sire’s first foals. And so it was this week Willis woke to the…

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First look at Anacheeva Foals

We’ve been looking forward to the 2013 foaling season as it will see the birth of the first crop of Anacheeva foals. Below is the first two Anacheeva foals that we have at Chatswood, a chestnut filly by Princess of Oz and a chestnut colt by Sensational Spirit (Invincible Spirit). The timing means that attendees to our…

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Luke and Mags Anderson join the team

Chatswood Stud is delighted to announce our newest team members, Luke and Mags Anderson; a couple who have forged a great reputation in all aspects of breeding and management with exceptional results in the sales ring. Recently arriving in Australia from New Zealand, (where they met and worked at the esteemed Cambridge Stud), their combined…

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Hawkspur Takes the Grand Prix

The Chris Waller-trained Hawkspur showed he is the horse to beat in the Queensland Derby following a dominant win in Saturday’s Group III Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben. Ridden by Jim Cassidy, the son of Purrealist stayed on strongly to defeat the Mike Moroney-trained Rhythm To Spare by 2-1/4 lengths with Honorius a short…

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Overreach: Golden Slipper Champion

REWARD FOR EFFORT’S ¾ sister OVERREACH won the world’s richest 2YO race, The Golden Slipper in blistering fashion this afternoon at Rosehill. The win further enhanced the pedigree page of REWARD FOR EFFORT, and also increased their sire EXCEED AND EXCEL’S status as the world’s leading 2YO sire. For good measure the Slipper runner up…

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Anacheeva Shows Off

Anacheeva was quick to prick up his ears and take a flying lap around his enclosure when he heard his was going to be on Sky Racing. Anacheeva will soon appear on the network’s Bred to Win programme. The first season stallion has taken the adjustment from Peter Moody’s stable to his Chatswood stallion box…

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