Our first foray into breeding TB's was Sandhill Lad aka Dino in 2006. He was by Blevic out of Snippets mare Snip the Budget, it was a baptism of fire as tragically we lost the mare to colic when he was 6 days old.
He was raised with a pony mare nanny on the bucket, it didnt slow him down, he was sold at the Magic Millions in Adelaide in 2008 to Boof Smith to be trained by Barry Dunn. Dino went on to win 4 races and 50k in prizemoney and is back at Kiah Glenn in his retirement where he will be utilised as a riding horse or babysitter for youngstock.
We pride ourselves on having a small but select band of broodmares and breeding only small numbers of foals each year. Our numbers produced thus far are small but we are extremely proud of our results by those who have reached racing age.....16 to race for 9 winners and 4 placegetters which includes 2 2yo's with only only start each so far.
A very special filly we bred was Star Destination, by Good Journey out of speedy squib Barabba Star. Passed in at Adelaide Magic Millions she was purchased by Kym Hann racing and showed enormous ability...running 3rd her first start at Moonee Valley as an early 2yo and winning the Donald Classic (defeating Mays Dream who went on to win the Australasian Oaks - Group 1).
Her career was tragically cut short after 4 starts when she died whilst undergoing minor throat surgery.
Other notable winning stock produced include:
Swing with me - Kaphero/Shell I Swing. 2010 filly who had 24 starts for 4 wins 1 second and 4 thirds for just over 65k in prizemoney. She has now been retired to stud.
Mickiem - Alannan/Sans Pari. 2007 gelding who was sold at an Adelaide all aged sale as a weanling to trainer Ron Daniel. He has proven to be a great money spinner for his patient owner/trainer, to date he is 6 wins, 6 seconds and 9 thirds for $164k in prizemoney, he has been a very handy country cups horse.
Meadows Cat - Flying Pegasus/Catriona. 2008 mare who was purchased by Ken Smith after bing passed in at Adelaide MM. 18 starts for 2 wins, 4 seconds and 3 thirds for 44k in prizemoney
Itz Invincible - I Am Invincible/Grand Canal. 2012 gelding who had a rough start being very ill as a foal then failing his scope at Magic Millions after being sold to Neville Parnham in WA. A month at home being treated he was sold locally to Matthew Seyers who although very lightly raced has had 4 starts for 1 win and 3 seconds. Defiantely city classs if not better.