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A TASTE OF TOSEN

The vagaries of thoroughbred racehorse breeding never fail to fascinate. How on occasions a 1000m specialist can produce a Cup aspirant, how a known mudlark can throw a confirmed firm tracker, how a perfect specimen can sire a poorly conformed speedster. How Woodside Park Stud's handsome but plain bay Tosen Stardom can sire foals with bling. And not just some bling... plenty of it! Of course the answers are always [...]

A STAKES CLASS WEEKEND FOR FOXWEDGE

Clocking up three black-type performances in three days, Foxwedge continues to produce numerous stakes quality horses, deserving of their place on the highest stage. On MVRC Moir Stakes night, we saw a spirited performance by Gerald Ryan’s Villami (ex Galapagos Girl) in the G3 MVRC Scarborough Stakes, with less than a length separating the first three placegetters, to add further black-type to her pedigree. On Saturday, the Hawkes trained Dyslexic [...]

TOSEN FOALS ARE SET FOR STARDOM

Like their sire, when Tosen Stardom dropped from the sky in his emphatic G1 Emirates Stakes victory, Tosen Stardom’s first foals have also dropped and are now creating their own hype. With reports coming in of the quality he has stamped his foals with, as a group they are showing good bone, plenty of strength and correct legs. Having syndicated the brilliant dual G1 son of Deep Impact during his [...]

FOXWEDGE TRIO READY FOR THE SPRING

With three winners in three days last week for Woodside Park Stud’s stallion Foxwedge, he is gathering a nice group of gallopers ready for an assault on spring racing. Foxwedge recorded his 15th stakes-winner, courtesy of Foxy Housewife’s determined win in the hugely competitive $140,000 Listed Mona Lisa Stakes at Wyong over 1350 metres. Foxy Housewife was transferred to the Pride yard two starts back from Queensland trainer David Vandyke, [...]

PIP PIP HOORAY

The exciting daughter of Written Tycoon, sprinter Pippie, claimed her first black-type win in the highly competitive G3 Moet & Chandon Cockram Stakes Stakes at Caulfield over 1200 metres. Declaring three wins in a row, the John and Chris Meagher-trained Pippie ran her rivals into the ground with an all-the-way win. Pippie was sold by Eureka Stud for $60,000 at the 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling sale to Meagher Racing, having [...]

NOORILIM IS SET FOR STARDOM

Peter Carrick’s Noorilim Park Thoroughbreds, nestled on the banks of the Goulburn River, is located in the heart of thoroughbred breeding country. Professionally managed by Sherah Sullivan, she is looking forward to a busy but rewarding season ahead. “We are ready for our biggest season to date, expecting around 40 foals. We have four healthy foals now on the ground, with a classy daughter of Tosen Stardom the first to [...]

CABLE BAY CONTINUES TO CLOCK UP THE WINNERS

Spearheaded by exciting G3 winner Liberty Beach in the northern hemisphere, Woodside Park Stud shuttler Cable Bay (Invincible Spirit) claimed his 15th first crop winner yesterday in excellent fashion. Courtesy of the promising 2YO Afficionado (Affolante by Whywhywhy), the filly’s maiden victory over 1400 metres at Deauville, was at only her third time of asking with a two and a half-length success over a quality field.

SUN SHINES ON WOODSIDE PARK STUD STALLION SHOWCASE

With the weather and stallions all playing their roles to perfection, Woodside Park Stud enjoyed a highly successful stallion parade on Saturday morning. James Price, the stud’s General Manager Commercial, was delighted with the day. “It was a fantastic turnout,” he said. “All of the clients who came along were blessed with absolutely beautiful weather. That’s not always the case here at this time of year, but today the sun [...]

PIPPIE MAKES QUITE A SQUEAK!

Co-trainer Chris Meagher has confirmed that the lightly-raced daughter of Written Tycoon, Pippie has now earned her chance to prove her metal in stakes company following her impressive victory in the $75,000 MRC Foundation Supports Legacy Handicap over 1100m at Caulfield on Saturday. The four-year-old has remained unbeaten this preparation with a three-length, all the way victory over several highly spruiked fancies. Post-race Chris Meagher was delighted to see the [...]

A PARTNERSHIP TO SUCCESS

They say teamwork is the key to success and Woodside Park Stud and the Victorian Equine Group are an outstanding example. Together they ensure the stallions, mares and foals all receive the highest level of veterinary expertise, excellent attention to detail and an outstanding commitment and dedication to care. Partners in the Victorian Equine Group include equine veterinarian Mick Whiteford. Specialising in racetrack and respiratory medicine, lameness and stud work, [...]

THE TOSEN FOALS HAVE DROPPED FROM THE SKY

The foaling season has begun for long-term client of Woodside Park Stud, Mike and Kate Fleming’s Bhima Thoroughbreds as they welcomed their first foal on the ground, from Tosen Stardom’s (JPN) first crop. With only a few early arrivals on the ground so far for Tosen Stardom, Mike Fleming is confident that the dual G1 winning son of the recently departed Deep Impact (JPN), is already stamping his stock with quality. “She’s [...]

CABLE BAY GIVEN GREEN LIGHT TO SHUTTLE

The Southern Hemisphere shareholders and UK partners of the promising first season sire Cable Bay, have agreed that the horse will travel to Australia for the 2019 breeding season. The stallion will depart on a flight from the UK on August 15 and will arrive at Woodside Park Stud’s Tylden-based farm on August 31. Cable Bay has shuttled for the past two years to Woodside Park Stud where he has covered [...]

WOODSIDE CELEBRATES A BRILLIANT FINISH TO THE RACING SEASON

At the beginning of the new racing season, Woodside Park Stud’s stallions Foxwedge and Written Tycoon have finished the 2018/19 season with a bang. Having recorded an impressive number of wins in the last week and month, they are both sitting inside the top four stallions by winners in the Southern Hemisphere. With Written Tycoon picking up his fourth Victorian Champion Stallion title at the North East Thoroughbred Breeding awards [...]

READY AND REARING TO GO!

With the season only a short month away and the first foals on the ground, it’s a crucial time for stallion masters around the country to ensure their stallions are fresh, fit and fertile in time for the busy season ahead. One of the best at the job, and renowned in the industry, is Stud Manager at Woodside Park Stud, Ben Gunn. Born and bred into the industry in Newmarket, [...]

FIVE-TIMES FOXY!

While sports enthusiasts were focusing on the Tour De France finale in Paris on the weekend, Woodside Park Stud’s stallion, Foxwedge undertook a Tour De Oz by clocking up five winners for the weekend all over the Australian continent. Highlighted by two city winners last Saturday, the flyweight mare, Foxy Housewife (Foxwedge-Household (Chester House)) turned her form around with a change of trainers to be victorious in the competitive ATC Pro [...]

CABLE BAY BRINGS UP A EUROPEAN DOZEN

Woodside Park Stud’s shuttler Cable Bay was determined not to be out of the headlines this week, as he continued his excellent start at stud. Talented 2YO Glamorous Anna became the twelfth first crop winner for the stallion at Chepstow, with a convincing four and a half lengths victory on the line. With the exciting Listed-winning filly Liberty Beach headlining his current progeny, it seems that we have only seen [...]

WRITTEN DELIVERS A DOOMBEN DOUBLE

A double was recorded at Doomben for Written Tycoon, with Meagher Racing’s Rich Affair too fast for his rivals, kicking two lengths clear, before their 3YO Pippie jumped, ran and won with aplomb. Chris Meagher post-race was thrilled to see Pippie return to the winner’s circle. “She is a very classy filly and has a bright future, so based on that she will head to Melbourne for the spring.” As [...]

FOXWEDGE’S LETHAL VIXON

Foxwedge secured yet another winner in the city through the tough and tenacious Miss Vixen when she saluted for popular trainer Cindy Alderson. A homebred of her mother Lynne Alderson, the super consistent filly deserved the short half-head victory over 1200 metres in mares company. “Miss Vixen received a beautiful ride by Luke,” Alderson said, “She’s got a short, sharp burst at the end of her races which is lethal, [...]

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS EXCITE WOODSIDE PARK STUD

When The Queen’s 2yo colt Otago scored in Friday’s British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Median Auction Stakes at Yarmouth over 1200m by three-quarters of a length, he became the tenth individual winner from just 26 first crop European runners for Invincible Spirit’s G2-winning, G1 placed Cable Bay. With 38.5% winners to runners, and currently sitting in second on the European first season sire table for individual winners and also on [...]

CABLE BAY FORGES AHEAD

With two new victories in the last few days in Europe, Invincible Spirit’s G2-winning son Cable Bay has skipped two wins clear on the European first season sire table on individual winners. Friday at Down Royal racecourse in Ireland, the Michael O'Callaghan-trained Isabeau made her debut over 1000m in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden, returning triumphant. Jockey Leigh Roche jumped the filly away well from the gates before [...]

ANOTHER DEEP IMPACT IN JAPAN

A week after Deep Impact’s daughters finished one-two in the G1 Japanese Oaks, his sons recorded this same result in the G1 Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) on Sunday. One of four sons in the 18 horse field, the Katsuhiko Sumii-trained Roger Barows caused somewhat of an upset, but connections felt the colt was always going to performer well up in distance. Roger Barows' winning time of 2:22.6 for 2,400 metres [...]

FOXY FILLIES

Daughters of Woodside Park Stud’s proven producer Foxwedge continued to perform on the international stage over the week, with his 3yo daughter Run Fox Run highlighting her untapped potential with a stunning Listed victory at Kenilworth, South Africa. Australian-bred and sold through the draft of Mill Park Stud, the Brett Crawford-trained filly had previously won all three of her starts and was not only stepping up to the 1200m for [...]

NEW LOCATION FOR WOODSIDE PARK STUD

Woodside Park Stud is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Morningside Farm in Nagambie, a 1100 acre property located on the Goulburn River. In what can only be described as an exciting new phase in the development of the business, Woodside Park Stud plans to streamline its current operations in order to deliver a sustainable future for the organisation. “The long-term future for Woodside Park Stud will see all [...]

TYZONE STRADBROKE BOUND AFTER SPRINT SUCCESS

Likely meet Despatch in the G1 Stradbroke Handicap, the Toby Edmonds-trained Tyzone highlighted the longevity of the stock of Written Tycoon, capturing his second back type victory in his last four starts as a 5yo. Settling back at the tail of the field, the Blake Shinn-ridden gelding charged down the outside of the field to record a stunning win in the G3 BTC Sprint (1200m) at Doomben, and although an [...]

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