2019 STUD & RACING NEWS

Horse Stud & Racing News.

Keep up to date with our Stud and racing news, events and happenings.
We will feature racing results from Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa where our progeny have been sold and are racing.

Click to view 2018 News Article:

CHANGE OF MAGIC PLANS FOR RUBICK'S ALBURQ
WELL DONE FRANKIE SPENCER
EXCITING RUBISAKI
RUBISAKI HAS COME BACK
EDINBURGH PARK STUD OFFERS LIFETIME COMMITMENT TO THEIR HORSES
WINNING LIKE A VERY GOOD HORSE
A STRONG MORAL COMPASS
WEEKEND HUSSLER WITH TRAINER ROSS MCDONALD
EDINBURGH PARK OFFER LIFETIME COMMITMENT
HORSERACING INDUSTRY REACTS TO 7.30'S STORY
EDINBURGH PARK BRED AND SOLD WINNER
EDINBURGH PARK GUARANTEES HORSES FOR LIFE
GUARANTEES HORSES FOR LIFE
TANKER WINS DEBUTANT STAKES
STRANDED AS BUSHFIRES COME CLOSE TO EDINBURGH PARK
PIACENZA CLOSER TO AUSTRALIA
NEW MILLIONS COULD KEEP TANKER AWAY FROM MAGIC
CONGRATS TO ELEVEN ELEVEN
GREAT WIN FOR ZIZZIS
RUBISAKI WINNING IMPRESSIVELY
YEARLING CLASS OF 2017
PLENTY OF FUN FOR FUN FACT
WINNING IMPRESSIVELY AT SANDOWN
JAGGED EDGE WINNING
CONGRAT'S TRIPLE CROWN SYNDICATES
WE LOVE OUR SPENCER
LADY NATURALISTE WINNING
GLASS HALF-FULL AND FILLING
GREAT WIN WIMLAH
GREAT RIDE ADAM HYERONIMUS
EXCITING CHICAGO CLUB
QUEEN OF THE AIR
MAGNICITY WON IPRESSIVELY

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22nd December 2019

CHANGE OF MAGIC PLANS FOR RUBICK'S ALBURQ

 

 

 

Scoring a long overdue win at Flemington on Saturday was promising Rubick three year-old Alburq, a $260,000 Magic Millions purchase for Paul Moroney Bloodstock from the draft of Edinburgh Park, who will offer his half-brother by Vancouver at MM 2020.

A good second when resuming from a spell behind quality Rubick filly Rubisaki last month at Moonee Valley, the Mike Moroney trained Alburq atoned from that loss with a determined short half head win in the 1200 metre Benchmark 70 event.

Placed five times from his previous seven starts, Alburq has won over $160,000 in prizemoney, but plans for his next start have now changed following this breakthrough victory.

"He was a pretty good mannered colt, probably just a little bit on his toes and he got pretty heavy so we gelded him and it's really relaxed him down and he's going to make a really nice horse," Mike Moroney said.

"We've got him in the Magic Millions three-year-old race as well as the maiden but he's not a maiden anymore so he won't be going for that.

"We were almost going to sit on it and trial him up there (Queensland) and go into it (Magic Millions Maiden).

"We'll certainly give it a bit of thought whether we still take him up there for the 1400m or whether we stay here.”

Either way, Alburq has a good measure of ability and with a win under his belt will take good confidence from this outing going forward.

Alburq surges from the back of the field to pip That Girl and Can't Be Done on the line in an electric finish.

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Bred and sold by Ian Smith of Edinburgh Park, stakes-placed Alburq is the fourth winner from four foals  to race from winning Dehere (USA) mare Euro Chic, who is closely related to Group I winner Bollinger and claims blue hen Eau D'etoile as her third dam.

Edinburgh Park will present the current yearling from Euro Chic, a colt by Vancouver, as Lot 283 and he is pictured below.


  

 

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22nd December 2019

WELL DONE FRANKIE SPENCER

 

 

 

Well done @BBakerRacing @nashhot , from the under 6s he has progressed to playing with the big boys. Well done Frankie Spencer , your a legend in our eyes. Guarantee for life

 

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14th December 2019

EXCITING RUBISAKI

 

 

 

We look forward to watching exciting Rubisaki at her next start for @JoefromPrime Don't miss her good looking half brother by @NewgateFarm Sizzling Lot 980 @mmsnippets in January 2020. Stamped for success with the IKS

 

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2nd December 2019

RUBISAKI HAS COME BACK

 

 

 

Rubisaki has come back in great form and is chasing a $1million goal , half-brother headed to MM 2020 breednet.com.au/

 

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3rd December 2019

EDINBURGH PARK STUD OFFERS LIFETIME COMMITMENT TO THEIR HORSES

 

 

 

Well-known and likable NSW Breeder Ian Smith is the owner of boutique thoroughbred nursery Edinburgh Park. In response to the recent biased negative press coverage by the ABC into horse welfare, Ian has announced all horses carrying his industry renowned IKS brand can always be returned to their place of birth upon racetrack retirement.


Ian Smith owner of Edinburgh Park is offering a lifetime commitment to his horses

Ian Smith stated, "When I saw the ABC programme, I chose to show immediate leadership, by ensuring that no horse carrying Edinburgh's IKS brand should end up at an abattoir."

"Someone needed to step up and we're a well-known stud in Australia and we care about our horses."

Edinburgh Park have a first-class reputation for producing top-quality racehorses including world champion sprinter Silent Witness, Stakes-Winners such as Bull Point, Amovatio, Sister Madly, Dances on Waves and this season’s two-year-old stakes-winner Tanker.

The IKS brand is well recognised at yearling sales around the country, with their boutique drafts always highly prized.

Ian Smith has positively implemented a “price guarantee buy-back” upon every Edinburgh Park-branded horse, ruling out any possibility their horses being denied a caring home upon their racing career retirement.

Ian stated: "Any horse that is carrying our brand, we price guarantee $1000."

"It's an initiative that I thought long and hard about and I wanted to do something for the longevity of not just my business, but also our industry as a whole.



"The welfare of the horse matters most and that's why Edinburgh Park has been so successful - because the horse comes first, and always has."


With the high quality of Ian's broodmare band and the excellent matings he chooses for each mare, Ian's fillies are 99.9% assured of having a career as a commercial broodmare upon racetrack retirement.

As for their colts, it's a commercial fact that a large majority will have zero commercial value upon retirement. It can be hard to find a home for retired male horses as there is only a limited number that can be gifted away for careers as pleasure ponies, pony club horses or polo ponies.

Therefore, Edinburgh Park offering to buy-back all their bred horses for $1000, that figure is to safely offset the cost of any float fee of any horse to their property and ensures a happy post-racetrack lifestyle at the magnificent property that is Edinburgh Park.

Dynamic Syndications have purchased horses from Ian Smith's Edinburgh Park previously and with the introduction of the guaranteed re-homing of horses, it will certainly encourage us to look harder at their yearlings with the view of buying more horses from Edinburgh Park, because we are safe in the knowledge that they are guaranteed a high-class, caring lifestyle in retirement.

It's also a feel-good position for our Dynamic Ownership Teams, because they are safe in the knowledge their horse, should it be necessary, will be professionally cared for without ongoing financial burden.


IAN SMITH at the sales

Dynamic Syndications congratulate Ian Smith / Edinburgh Park on this excellent initiative.

Dynamic Syndications have raced the Edinburgh Park bred mare LAMMA HILTON who won 6 races and $158,030.


LAMMA HILTON won 6 races - she was bred by Ian Smith at Edingburgh Park Stud.

Whilst in 2019, we purchased the magnificent 2yo colt BAXTER (by Scissor Kick ex Miss Bax) and we are now delighted to know he is guaranteed a home post-racing should we require to access Ian's offer.


Dynamic Syndications 2yo BAXTER with his Edinburgh Park IKS Brand on his near shoulder

 

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12th November 2019

A STRONG MORAL COMPASS

 

 

 

Read the article Here

 

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6th November 2019

WEEKEND HUSSLER WITH TRAINER ROSS MCDONALD

 

 

 

The widow of trainer Ross McDonald sent Weekend Hussler to the care of Edinburgh Park after his retirement.

 

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20th October 2019

EDINBURGH PARK OFFER LIFETIME COMMITMENT

 

 

 

Well known NSW breeder Ian Smith of Edinburgh Park has moved swiftly in response to last week's shocking ABC documentary The Final Race, announcing all horses that carry his brand can always come home.

"When I saw the show I was affected and I wanted to show leadership, ensuring that no horse carrying Edinburgh's IKS brand will ever end up at an abattoir or knackery," Smith said.

"Someone needed to step up and we're a well-known stud in Australia and we care about our horses."

Edinburgh Park have a first class reputation for producing top quality racehorses including world champion sprinter Silent Witness, stakes-winners such as Bull Point, Amovatio, Sister Madly, Dances on Waves and this season's two year-old stakes-winner Tanker.

The IKS brand is well recognized at yearling sales around the country with their boutique drafts always much admired and highly prized

Smith has implemented a price guarantee on any Edinburgh Park-bred horses, ruling out their horses being purchased for slaughter.

"Any horse that is carrying our brand, we price guarantee $1000 which rules out a knackery or any abattoir purchasing a horse bred by Edinburgh Park," Smith said.

"It's an initiative that I thought long and hard about, and I wanted to do something for the longevity of not just my business, but the industry as a whole.

"The welfare of the horse matters most and that's why Edinburgh Park has been so successful - because the horse comes first, and always has."

Smith called on others in the industry to take action on an issue that is not going away.

 

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21st October 2019

HORSERACING INDUSTRY REACTS TO 7.30'S STORY

 

 

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The horseracing industry is still reeling from 7.30's revelations last week about the slaughter and abuse of thoroughbreds once their careers are over.

One horse lover who saw 7.30's story and was appalled was Ian Smith. He's the owner and manager of the Edinburgh Park Thoroughbred Stud in NSW.

 

 

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19th October 2019

EDINBURGH PARK BRED AND SOLD WINNER

 

 

 

Ian Smith of Edinburgh Park was making news earlier this week for his stance on thoroughbred welfare (read about it here), but one of his horses carrying the IKS brand that won't be returning home any time soon is talented sprinter Chicago Cub, who won his third race at Geelong on Wednesday.

Trained by Mike Moroney, the four year old Zoustar gelding scored a half length win in the 1200 metre Benchmark 70 event as favourite.br>
A $260,000 Magic Millions purchase for Paul Moroney Bloodstock from the Edinburg Park draft, Chicago Cub has been super consistent for his owners with three wins and three placings from seven starts with earnings approaching $80,000.

BBred and sold by Edinburgh Park, Chicago Cub is a half-brother to stakes-winner Assimilate and is one of three winners from stakes-winning Commands mare Jester's Girl, who sadly died last month after delivering a colt by Written Tycoon.

 

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19th October 2019

EDINBURGH PARK GUARANTEES HORSES FOR LIFE

 

As Australian racing confronts the fraught question of how to stop retired racehorses from ending up in abattoirs and knackeries, one outraged breeder has taken matters into his own hands.

Ian Smith, the owner of Edinburgh Park Stud, says that if anyone owns one of his horses and can no longer keep it, he'll pay $1000 to take it back so it won't share the fate of those animals graphically featured in last week's ABC 7.30 program.

He says although industry-wide solutions need to come from racing authorities and government, he can't with good conscience wait for that to happen.

Ian Smith from Edinburgh Park Stud is offering $1000 to buy back any of his horses that become unwanted.

Ian Smith from Edinburgh Park Stud is offering $1000 to buy back any of his horses that become unwanted.

"I am not going to sit back to wait for a committee to form or a sub-committee to decide what they should do when I can do something about our horses now," Smith told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

 

 

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19th October 2019

GUARANTEES HORSES FOR LIFE

 

 

 

In the wake of the ABC's The Final Race program that aired on Thursday night, the racing industry has responded with strong condemnation of the horrifying scenes depicting thoroughbreds being inhumanely treated at abattoirs across Queensland and New South Wales.

One stud, New South Wales' Edinburgh Park, has made the ultimate commitment to guarantee that no horse they breed will ever end up at a knackery or abattoir.

Edinburgh Park's Ian Smith was distraught by the scenes in The Final Race and was immediately compelled to act.

"When I saw the show I was affected and I wanted to show leadership, ensuring that no horse carrying Edinburgh's IKS brand will ever end up at an abattoir or knackery," Smith said.

"Someone needed to step up and we're a well-known stud in Australia and we care about our horses."

Smith has immediately implemented a price guarantee on any Edinburgh Park-bred horses, ruling out their horses being purchased for slaughter.

"Any horse that is carrying our brand, we price guarantee $1000 which rules out a knackery or any abattoir purchasing a horse bred by Edinburgh Park.

"It's an initiative that I thought long and hard about, and I wanted to do something for the longevity of not just my business, but the industry as a whole.

"The welfare of the horse matters most and that's why Edinburgh Park has been so successful - because the horse comes first, and always has."

Smith called on others in the industry to take action to ensure no horse 'goes up the chute' at an abattoir or knackery.

"I think it's important that everyone takes responsibility and not just leave it up to a small few to sort out," he said.

"I've been doing this for 30 years now and if I can do something to help, I want to do it now."

Asked if we could reach a point where no horses end up suffering the grisly fate depicted on The Final Race, Smith suggested the state racing bodies need to work with Racing Australia to have a presence at every abattoir or knackery across Australia.

"Racing Australia could employ someone to work at each of these knackeries and abattoirs - I think there's between 45 and 50 - across Australia to make sure that no thoroughbred goes up that chute," Smith said.

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12th October 2019

TANKER WINS DEBUTANT STAKES

 

 

 

Pride Of Dubai sired his first Australian winner at the track of his greatest success when Tanker swept past his rivals to win Saturday's $175,000 Listed Inglis Debutant Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield.

Pride Of Dubai, the 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes winner, had his first Australian runners with Tanker and also Bella Nipotina.

Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace with Ben Allen in the saddle, Tanker ($7.50) settled sixth in the eight-horse field, which saw Pounce ($4.20 favourite) work overtime to find the lead from the second widest barrier.

Pounce quickly came under pressure upon straightening with Tanker producing a perfectly timed run down the centre of the straight to register a comfortable 2.25-length victory ahead of Euphoric Summer ($5).

"It's great for Pride Of Dubai to kick off like that," Maher said, with Pride Of Dubai also having sired an early season winner in New Zealand.

"You could see even when Ben (Allen) went for him into the straight that he wobbled around a little bit. "

"He'll improve so much from today, and he ended up winning pretty easily - he's got a bright future."

Allen described Tanker as 'green' and 'raw' following his debut win.

"I think the owners have one that they'll have a fair bit of fun with," Allen said.

"He was a little bit worked up in the yard - it's a big day out for them. Their first start in town on a big day like this, they're all a bit green and raw. "

"It's hard to tell how they'll go until they have those first few starts. It's good the way he put a nice field like that away."

David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig were attempting to win the race for the fourth=consecutive season after prevailing with Wait For No One (2016), Qafila (2017) and Champagne Boom (2018).

However, the Lindsay Park Racing representatives Queen Of Rocks and Bella Nipotina finished third and fourth respectively, with the latter experiencing no luck gaining clear running in the straight.

Bella Nipotina could seek redemption in the $500,000 Inglis Banner (1000m) at The Valley on October 26.

WATCH: 2019 Debutant Stakes

 

 

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11th November 2019

STRANDED AS BUSHFIRES COME CLOSE TO EDINBURGH PARK

 

 

 

Courtesy Racing Post ANZ BLOODSTOCK  Source

 

 

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27th September 2019

PIACENZA CLOSER TO AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

Venezuela princess 'Piacenza" steps closer to Australia. +15 days to @DarleyStallions Medaglia De Oro in Kentucky. Thanking @SMBloodstock for opening the door on this crazy plan.Looking forward to the next journey for the mare that has a better story to tell than most

 

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8th  August 2019

NEW MILLIONS COULD KEEP TANKER AWAY FROM MAGIC

 

 

Ciaron Maher could change plans for quality two-year-old Tanker if he delivers for punters in the Golden Gift at Rosehill on Saturday.

The Debutant Stakes winner has been made a $3.40 favourite for the $1 million early-season juvenile affair and is part of trio of runners for the Maher and David Eustace yard.

Tanker takes the Debutant Stakes at Caulfied last month.

Tanker takes the Debutant Stakes at Caulfied last month.Credit:Getty Images

The Magic Millions purchase might not head to the Gold Coast if he wins on Saturday as it would qualify him for the Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper.

"With your best colts, you are always looking at the Golden Slipper and working back. If he was to win, you would know you are in the Slipper, so we would plan the best way to get there," Maher said. "That would probably mean break. It is a big prize for the winner in the Golden Gift."

Tanker showed a change a gear in the Debutant Stakes after cruising in behind the leaders, and the margin of 2 1/2 lengths could have been much more.

It was a professional display that was a building block for the future. Ben Allen has followed Tanker to Sydney in a sign that the Pride Of Dubai colt is fairly handy.

“It was a good start for a horse we syndicated to clients, and it's exciting for them to be running in a million-dollar race at his second start," Maher said.

"He is up with our best colts at the moment. He won at Caulfield so impressively, but he has continued to step up since.

"He was good in a trial in Sydney, and he has certainly come on since he has been up there.

"I'm confident he can run well but, with two-year-olds, it can be a bit of a guessing game. The thing he has in his favour is that he has done it already and seems to be better for that run."

Tanker holds his spot at the top of betting but could be challenged by Peter and Paul Snowden's first starter Blaze A Trail if the flow of early money continues. The son of Criterion has been  $6 to $4.60 at Beteasy.

While Tanker delivered, Anders didn't live up to Maher expectations on debut, when well fancied and well beaten in the Kirkham Plate two weeks ago. He started $2.70 at Randwick and is a $19 chance for the Golden Gift.

Maher has reached for the blinkers for $670,000 Magic Millions purchase, which is eligible for the ladies bonus on the Gold Coast in an attempt get him back on track.

Anders led and compounded to run fourth in the Kirkham but Maher has seen enough talent in him from his trails.

"I expected more from him. You walk away disappointed and just need to try something to get him to focus,”"Maher said.

“He has drawn well and I expect improvement, but you want to see them do it before being confident.”

Cellsabeel completes the team for Maher, who is concerned about the wide draw with him.

"He has shown us good potential at home but it is tough when you draw the outside in a big field on debut," Maher said.

 

 

 

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25th July 2019

CONGRATS TO ELEVEN ELEVEN

 

 

 Congrats to connections of @CoolmoreAus Fastnet Rock 2yo Eleven Eleven @HickmanRacing winning easily @kemblaraces today in fast time . 2 in a row and bigger things to come. Sold @mmsnippets in the Class of 2018. Born, bred and stamped for success with the IKS

 

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19th June 2019

GREAT WIN FOR ZIZZIS

 

 

 

Great win for @JoefromPrime Zizzis today at Sandown. This 3yo filly by @NewgateFarm Sizzling has got plenty of gears and showed her class today. Born and bred @edinburgh_park and stamped for success with the IKS

 

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6th June 2019

RUBISAKI WINNING IMPRESSIVELY

 

 

 

Congratulations to @JoefromPrime on exciting 2yo Rubisaki winning impressively today at Seymour. Sold @inglis_sales 2018 Classic draft for 85k. This exciting Rubick filly @CoolmoreAus has the class and stamped for success with the IKS

 

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16th May  2019

YEARLING CLASS OF 2017

 

 

 

Yearling Class of 2017 was on fire yesterday with @mcevoymitchell Despacito winning at Sandown, @BBakerRacing Fun Fact winning at Warwick Farm and @TripleCrownSynd Charretera running a solid 3rd as fav at the Farm. Opportunity knocks with our stock @mmsnippets next week on the GC

 

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15th May 2019

PLENTY OF FUN FOR FUN FACT

 

 

 

Plenty of fun for @BBakerRacing with 3yo Fun Fact saluting with ease at Warwick Farm races today over 1600m. Purchased @mmsnippets yearling sales this 3yo is getting better with age. Stamped for success with the IKS and a hint of magic added from co breeder @peterobrien2014

 

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15th May 2019

WINNING IMPRESSIVELY AT SANDOWN

 

 

 

Congrats to @mcevoymitchell on our 3yo filly winning impressively at Sandown today. A well deserved city win for a quality filly that has a pedigree to match. We fell in love with her @mmsnippets weanling sale and look forward to many more wins.

 

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28th April 2019

JAGGED EDGE WINNING

 

 

 

Congrats to @Darby_Racing @kendrickracing1 exciting 2yo Jagged Edge winning @EagleFarmRacing Listed Dalrello Stakes. Another stakes winning 2yo for @LyndhurstJeff boom first season stallion Better Than Ready which was born,bred and stamped for success with the IKS

 

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25th April 2019

CONGRAT'S TRIPLE CROWN SYNDICATES

 

 

 

Congratulations Triple Crown syndicates, Snowden Racing, Corey the jockey with 3yo Charretera (Epaulette - Chula Vista)winning impressively at Royal Randwick today over 1200m. Born and bred by Edinburgh park and stamped for success with the IKS

 

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29th March 2019

WE LOVE OUR SPENCER

 

 

 

We love our “Spencer”. Congrats to Baker Racing and the Spencer syndicate winning as he liked The Brook Racing today over 1280m. Stamped the IKS way

 

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29th March 2019

LADY NATURALISTE WINNING

 

 

 

Congrats Craig Rounsefell and Cumani Racing on exciting 2yo filly Lady Naturaliste winning the LR Cinderella Stakes at Morphettville today. Don't miss our next racing stars at Inglis 2019 Premier Yearling Sales. Born and bred by Edinburgh park and Stamped with the IKS

 

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27th February 2019

GLASS HALF-FULL AND FILLING

 

 



 

Congrats Craig Rounsefell and Cumani Racing on exciting 2yo filly Lady Naturaliste winning the LR Cinderella Stakes at Morphettville today. Don't miss our next racing stars at Inglis 2019 Premier Yearling Sales. Born and bred by Edinburgh park and Stamped with the IKS

 

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25th February 2019

GREAT WIN WIMLAH

 

 

 

Great win 3yo filly Wimlah (Sebring -Caiguna) for Gai Waterhouse and connections at Nowra today. On speed 62kg tough win with bigger in store. See her full brother Lot 91 at 2019 Premier Yearling Sale. Born and bred to win and Stamped with the IKS

 

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12th February 2019

GREAT RIDE ADAM HYERONIMUS

 

 

 

Congratulations to connections of Spencer and Bjorn Baker Racing. Great ride Adam Hyeronimus, born and bred by Edinburgh park. See our next exciting stars at Inglis 2019 Melbourne Premier.

 

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9th February 2019

EXCITING CHICAGO CLUB

 

 

 

Exciting 3yo Chicago Cub opened up his Autumn campaign for Ballymore Stable with a soft win at Yarra Valley today by 3 3/4lengths. Born bred by Edinburgh park. See our next racing stars at Inglis 2019 Classic Yearling Sale. Classic vintage of 6, winning can be addictive.

 

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9th February 2019

QUEEN OF THE AIR

 

 

 

3yo filly Queen of the Air (I Am Invincible - Flying Single) wins impressively by 5 lengths today at Awupuni for TeAkau Racing. Born and bred by Edinburgh park. See our next future stars at Inglis 2019 Classic Yearling Sale Barn D. Born and reared to run.

 

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5th February 2019

MAGNICITY WON IPRESSIVELY

 

 

 

Exciting 2yo Magnicity won impressively at Mooney Valley last Friday night for Griffiths Racing, Another exciting horse sold by Edinburgh park at the 2018 Classic Yearling Sale. Don't miss our Inglis 2019 Classic Vintage, select number of 6 and we breed and rear them to run.

 

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