Snitzel a “Generational” Stallion.

The conclusion of the 2019/2020 Racing season has given Snitzel his fourth consecutive General Sires Premiership and his third Australian 2YO Sires’ Premiership.

Snitzel’s highest rated horse from his 2018/19 crop was his G1 placed and  brilliantly fast and precocious son Bondi.

A $400,000 purchase from the MM Gold Coast Sale, Bondi raced 12 times for earnings of $647,505

His brave performances in elite company and the sizzling times he ran, including a record breaking 0:56.95 in the Breeders Plate at his first start, gave Bondi the profile of a colt with a bright future not only on the track but also at stud.

Bondi’s first crop of foals are ready to hit the ground running and Bondi is readying himself for a busy 2020 breeding season.  

Bondi (by Champion sire Snitzel)

Westspeed Enhancements to include EPONA Scheme for Fillies & Mares

Introducing Westspeed EPONA

Take advantage of the new Westspeed EPONA scheme!

Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is excited to introduce the Westspeed EPONA breeding credit scheme to the WA thoroughbred racing industry.

Through the scheme, 10% of prizemoney can be accumulated as a line of breeding credit, by any filly or mare who wins a WA race, excluding community meetings, to a maximum of $10,000. This amount is in addition to the winning prizemoney paid.

Westspeed EPONA is designed to assist owners with covering the costs of WA-based stallion service fees and forms part of Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s (RWWA) $6.8 million Westspeed funding commitment, to boost the thoroughbred breeding industry from FY21 to FY23.

RWWA has brought the initiative forward to support the breeding environment following COVID-19, allowing fillies and mares to accumulate credits from 1 August 2019 and be redeemed from 1 August 2020, to use towards Westspeed stallion service fees for their first two consecutive seasons at a stud.

Conditions of Westspeed EPONA include:

  • The amount is in addition to the advertised winning stake.
  • The monies are a notional provision calculated by RWWA, to be utilised only once the Owner claims for reimbursement against the scheme via the EPONA Claim Form.
  • Breeding credits are capped to a maximum of $10,000, and can only be redeemed once $2,500 worth of credits have been accumulated.
  • Payment is made by RWWA directly to the Stud upon attainment of a positive 45-day pregnancy test.
  • Payment to the stud is made on the condition that a ‘free return’ for that mare is provided if the mare fails to deliver a live foal.
  • The credits are “attached” to the mare who earned them and are not transferrable.
  • The credits do not have to be used within a single breeding season, however are only valid for the mare’s first two (2) seasons at stud or three (3) years – whichever is the lesser. With the exception that if a broodmare misses (served but did not conceive) the credit will extend out to the subsequent breeding season.
  • Should the mare become deceased or cannot reproduce, any existing credits will be lost.
  • Mare Owners can only redeem the accumulated credit through the payment of Westspeed Platinum Stallion service fees.
  • While mares may accrue Breeding Credits from the 1 August 2019, payment of Breeding Credits may only be redeemed from 1 August 2020.

For more information, including the full conditions of the scheme, as well as a list of accumulated credits for WA fillies and mares, click here.

All Day Session delivers for Maley.

Astute horseman and trainer Ashley Maley has turned a modest $33,000 investment into a tidy profit less than 18 months later.

The colt by Sessions is from the Lynward Park bred and raced mare Simplyirresistible.  “Simply” is by the sensational sire Royal Academy and her 6-win career was highlighted by a 1 length third placing in a very competitive G3 La Trice Classic won by Rosie Rocket, G1 placed herself in the Railway stakes.

Simplyirresistible has previously produced the talented but ill-fated Frost Giant gelding Young Thor and New Amsterdam, a lightly-raced Trade Fair gelding with a good record who looks set to break his maiden in the imminent future.

Simplyirresistible has a cracking weanling colt by Manhattan Rain and is in foal to the hot sire So You Think.  More good things to come from this quality Lynward Park Stud broodmare!

Fituese Flying for Lynward Park

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Lynward Park-bred filly Fituese banked her first black-type in Sydney on Saturday ahead of a winter campaign in Brisbane.

Fituese improved her record to 5 wins in 7 starts in the LR Denise’s Joy Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill for Prime Syndications.  She holds a nomination for the Stradbroke Hcp (1400m) on June 6 and bookmakers reacted by shortening her quote from $26 into $15 for the Group 1 sprint at Eagle Farm.

Her connections also have easier options in the G3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) at Doomben on May 30 and the G2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 13.

“She’s a filly going places,” trainer John Thompson said following an authoritative victory over Aquitaine (Exceed And Excel) and Sally’s Day (More Than Ready).  “I’ve got a healthy respect for the second horse and there was more pressure than we were expecting today but Rachel (King) just let her travel and she did the rest.”

Fituese (3f Deep Field – Cattalo by Tiger Hill) is by the same sire as last year’s G2 Karrakatta Plate winner Dig Deep.  Lynward Park had bought her dam carrying Fituese for $30,000 at the 2016 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale.

“She’s a dream to ride,” King said.  “She’s so professional and has been since Day 1.  I like the way she is progressing through the grades like nothing has changed.  She still has that super cool attitude.  You can put wherever you want in the race.

“She is never going to be one that is bolting on the bridle because she just doesn’t do that.  She just travels perfectly and seems to be a readymade racehorse.”

Lynward Park’s G2 Sandown Guineas winner Mahuta (Flying Spur) will benefit if Fituese keeps raising the bar in Brisbane.  Cattalo foaled two fillies from his first two books at Bullsbrook.

Sydney flyer carries Lynward Park’s EvH brand to victory at Rosehill

Alfred’s Winning Way

So it was another successful weekend for Lynward Park Stud’s Alfred Nobel.

6Y0 mare Uptown Funk, wide from the 800m, won the Albany Stockfeeds Handicap (1200m) at Mt Barker on Saturday for trainer Jonathon Jachmann and jockey Julien Kokotajlo to being up her fifth career success.

Then 2Y0 Semigel, jumping from the outside at his third start, raced wide throughout winning the TABtouch Better Your Club Maiden (1200m) at Pinjarra on Sunday for the long-standing successful combination of trainer Lou Luciani and jockey Jason Whiting.

Alfred Nobel, winner of the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes in Ireland, has sired 18 individual winners this season including Fontainebleau (Listed Starstruck Classic) and Prim And Proper (Listed Supremacy Stakes).

Prim And Brilliant

Alfred Nobel filly Prim And Proper gained a brilliant win in the $100,000 Listed 1000m Supremacy Stakes at Ascot on Saturday (March 9).

Prim and Proper was ridden by Jason Whiting for trainer, part-owner and breeder Lou Luciani.

She sat one-one and finished with the race best 34.70sec. final 600m to score by a half-head from the favourite, Rio Del Mar (by Magnus), with 1 1/2len. to third-placed Beethoven (by Helmet), despite laying-in up the straight.

The win showed that although having raced five times for two wins Prim And Proper should continue to improve with further race experience.

She’s currently on TABtouch’s fifth line of betting for the $500,000 Group 2 1200m Karrakatta Plate at Ascot on April 6.

“We thought she would go very close,” said Whiting. “She was very good first-up when a short half-head second to Niccovi, just knocking-up over the last little bit.

“She covered them quite easy today but put the cue back in the rack a bit late. Somewhere down the line blinkers might do her the world of good.

“At the moment she’s stopping and waiting for them.”

Said Luciani: She’s a tough little bugger doing us proud. She’s as game as Ned Kelly.”

The emergence of Prim and Proper into one of WA’s best juveniles should come as no surprise. Alfred Nobel was Ireland’s champion 2Y0 in 2009 when he won both the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes.

Brave Bay

Alfred Nobel 4Y0 Dynamite Bay, having his first start, gave a brave performance to win the Allflex maiden (1230m) at Albany on Thursday. (March 7)

Starting the favourite at $3.20, Dynamite Bay worked to lead under 58kg, kicked 2len. clear into the straight and did well to hold on and score by a long neck in 1.17.15 (soft6) – the track was then down-graded to soft7.

Dynamite Bay’s dam, I Say Sasso, by Due Sasso, won over 1100m at  Northam in 22 starts and is a half-sister to Our Grey Halo.

Our Grey Halo, trained by Geoff and Adam, Durrant, won seven times, from 1400m to 2400m, and was second to Empire Dancer in the 2005 Listed 2200m Belmont Clasic and third to Black Tom in the Listed 2200m Tattersall’s Cup in the same year.

Alfred Nobel has sired 88 individual winners.

Fabulous Fontainebleu

Alfred Nobel’s Fontainebleau gave a superb front-running exhibition to win the Western Racepix Handicap (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday.

The quality mare, drawn wide at a difficult start, worked over to run the first 1200m in a relaxed 1.14.75 under the accomplished Glenn Smith then lifted the tempo and dashed clear for a determined length win in 1.50.54.

Fontainebleau has now won five times from 1300m to 2000m headed by the Listed Belmont Oaks and Listed Starstruck Classic. She has also finished second in the Group 3 La Trice Classic-twice, Listed Starstruck Classic and Listed Jungle Dawn Classic and has also finished third in the Listed Jungle Dawn Classic and fourth in the Listed Ascot 1000 Guineas.

“She got to the front nicely,” said Smith. “Last time we led early but was crossed and the speed was backed-off which did not suit her. So today I controlled the pace, then got them off the bit chasing and she was very strong.”

Trainer Lindsey Smith said Fontainebleau would now be prepared for the Listed 1800m Detonator Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, February 23.

“She’s going to make a great broodmare prospect,” said Smith. “She’s got a lot of Black Type about her.”

Fontainebleau is a half-sister to the nine-time winner Uncle George, successful from 1200m to 2400m. Her grand-dam, Summer Silence, won the Listed Lindsay Rosenthal Stakes and Listed All Stars Stakes; her third dam Surfside Lady won the Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes and her fourth-dam, Bynsaab, won both the Champion Fillies Stakes and the Pinjarra Guineas and is also the dam of Listed Sunspeed Champion Stakes winner and sire Movie Maker.

Alfred Nobel is the sire of 87 winners. His progeny are racing in top form also winning recently in England, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

Alfred Nobel’s hot siring form continued when Triple Event led throughout for a brave nose win in the SMB Electrical Handicap (1300m) at Pinjarra the following Thursday when starting at $81.

Triple Event, who has now won three times for trainer Jeff Pike, is from Rosendorff, by Viking Rule, and was bred by Quanah Park Thoroughbreds, long-time supporters of Lynward Park Stud.

An Early Perth Cup Tip

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Alfred Nobel’s Mr Alby gave an incredibly tough performance under 55.5kg to win the Amelia Park Handicap (2200m) at Ascot on Perth Cup day.

Mr Alby raced wide without cover and held on to win by 3/4len. in 2.18.50, with three lengths between nine of the 11 runners.

It was his 13th start since July 25 having also won over 1650m Belmont Park mid-week under 58.5kg, over 1700m Belmont Park mid-week under 58kg and over 1800m at Ascot, also under 55.5kg.

The half-brother to Balmont  Girl, winner of the Group 3 WA Oaks and Asian Beau Stakes and Listed Natasha Stakes and twice placed in the Group 1 Railway Stakes, is raced by his breeder, Mr Cooni Chua, a long-time Lynward Park supporter (Balmont Girl is by Lynward Park’s former stallion, Balmont).

Mr Alby put the writing on the wall with a brave fourth to class performers Mississippi Delta, Action and Cappo D’Oro in the Listed 2200m ATA Stakes a week earlier – and the success drew rave reviews.

Said race caller Darren McCauley: ‘He was turned out in magnificent order and raced accordingly. It was a tough, brave victory.’

Said jockey Shaun O’Donnell: ‘We got no favours early. So I kept him quiet as possible moving forward, moving forward till we got outside the leaders. He relaxed and at the 500m I still had a lot of horse. We all know how tough and tenacious he is.’

And said trainer Paula Wagg: ‘ I’m so proud of him. I couldn’t even look half-way through the race. I thought – what is he doing out there? But he toughed it out. We were headed towards the Perth Cup but I was happy to go into this race where he had a really good chance. He’s a picture of fitness and is thriving. He’s overcome serious injury and come back a much better horse. There’s always next year’s Perth Cup.’

Alfred Nobel’s Winning Supreme also continued his good form taking the Sa Po Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong the follow day.

Alfred Nobel’s international success continued when Wheao won the Pike Racing Maiden (2000m) at Matamata in New Zealand three days later. Wheao, from the Pricelessly mare Miss Whirl, is a half-brother to the Hong Kong Listed winner Go Baby Go.

Strong Strudel Success

Alfred Nobel’s Orange Strudel began quickly to set the pace and kicked clear in the run home for a brave second-up 1 1/4len. win in the 1200m TABtouch-Better Your Bet Handicap at York on Thursday (November 22) in 1.09.88.

Orange Strudel, ridden by Lucas Camilleri, is trained by Paula Wagg for long-time Lynward Park Stud supporter Mr Cooni Chua.

The 5Y0, from Strudel, a three-time winner by Bel Esprit, has now won four times and placed 12 times in 34 starts.