Chatswood stallion Reward For Effort seems to be having quite the run with an incredible 22 winners in the first 28 days of the year.
With the brilliant win of Miss Norway at Caulfield for trainer John Sadler and then Rossa’s Reward at Sandown on the Australia Day public holiday, the progeny of the Blue Diamond winning stallion are enjoying their time in the sun.
Chatswood’s Stud Greg Willis was thrilled to see a city double over a competitive long weekend of quality racing.
“He is just an ultra-consistent stallion that keeps getting winners. With great success internationally, and with a number of city performers locally, he is proving that he is a stallion able to achieve the right results,” Willis said.
While trainer John Sadler was full of praise for the ride claiming a “Luke Currie special.”
“She was perfectly ridden out in front to offset the barrier, then able to relax and go easy to the line within herself. She didn’t over race and was able to show tactical and controlled speed. We were pleased by the manner in which she raced, and as she has matured, we will now look at a Group 3 Mare’s race in Tasmania,” Sadler said.
“She is a beautifully bred filly, being closely related to Scandinavia and Black Caviar, through her female line, and the black type will considerably add to her value as a broodmare in the future.”
“A very handy mare, having won three of her last four in town, she has done a hell of a job this prep, and hopefully we can get the choccies in Tassie.”
Miss Norway, out of the Estambul mare Love Valley, was bred by Bucklee Farm’s Peter Buckley and was a $130,000 graduate of 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale to Champion Thoroughbreds.
While the other Reward for Effort success stories in January stretch far and wide across the country and include King Island’s Rising Hsiang, Moe’s Fully Maxed, Warrnambool’s Rendelsham, Geelong’s Rewalia, Pakenham’s Spare Change and He’s Sterling in Townsville. While a Werribee and Cranbourne double and wins in Seymour and Hamilton are also added to the extensive list.
Reward’s popularity in Hong Kong also continues to soar, thanks to the efforts of Group Placed Jumbo Luck who has taken his earnings to just under AUS $1 Million, and Caulfield winner Kasi Farasi claiming another Hong Kong victory. In Macau, Rocket Along was in the winner’s circle, and Effortless lived up to his name in Singapore.
“We have a good relationship with international buyers and have sold a few very nice colts to Hong Kong last year and look forward to seeing them continue to fly the flag for Victoria, Reward For Effort and Chatswood Stud.”
Reward for Effort offers 26 lots at Inglis Premier Yearling Sale with Chatswood Stud proud to present ten of those yearlings.
“We are offering a very even quality bunch of yearlings on behalf of our loyal and long-term clients. The Muppets colt offers a great cross with Snippets and is typical of what the stallion produces. They have good bone, strong shoulders, and being well muscled yearlings, they can develop quickly.”
“Other positive attributes with the Reward for Effort progeny is that they all have great temperament’s and offer versatility on the track. He is getting the two-year-old winners like himself, but they also show that they can get over ground which is promising.”
“When you look at the stats of horses that go through the sales, Chatswood Stud has produced more winners from our small numbers that almost anyone percentage wise. Some of the bigger farms get massive money in the ring but they never run. Incredibly, 60% of the Reward For Effort stakes horses have been born and raised here on the farm, even though we only produced 10% of them. We are batting well above our average.”
While another great incentive to purchase from the Victorian stud is that all the Reward For Effort’s are eligible for VOBIS Sires and nominated for Super VOBIS.
“It is exciting as Reward For Effort has a great group heading towards the big Showdown race with a massive number of 47 horses nominated for tackle the Victorian-sired only million dollar race.”