Like many industries, racing is very much a cyclical business, whether you’re a breeder, trainer, owner, syndicator, or other. The results you achieve are a culmination of the work and resources put into place many months, and in some cases years, prior.
The string of 2 year-olds we have competing at group and metropolitan level currently are the result of careful selection by the breeder (all the way back to 2015), smart rearing by the stud farms, and astute selection at the sales. This is followed by pairing them with the right trainer, which is then met with thorough management, education and training. And within that is the process of involving some great owners to enjoy the entire experience.
Looking ahead to this current crop of yearlings, it’s an exciting thought that next season’s Magic Millions, Golden Slipper or Blue Diamond winner could be among them. The team has been more diligent and selective than ever, and we are extremely proud of the quartet of yearling fillies that we’ve secured to date.
Good luck to the connections of our fillies racing tomorrow; SWAN ISLAND is on debut in the G3 Chairman’s at Caulfield. She meets a hot race here, but deserves her place on the back of a pair of excellent trials. FIRST DIAMOND is guaranteed to run in the top 3 at Morphettville…as there are only 3 runners in the race, competing for $45k in prize money!
Next week all roads lead to Warwick Farm, where BISCARA will compete for a slice of the $2m on offer in the Inglis Millennium. And speaking of which, if you’re planning on attending the Inglis Classic Sales which commence next Saturday night, by all means touch base – we’d love to catch up with you there.
“The future belongs to those who plan for it” – Colin Hayes AM OBE