|It has only taken 3 starts in Australia for our imported galloper Mawanny Machine to salute in the city. The former Irish horse excelled in the soft going on Saturday at Sandown and despite travelling 4 wide out of the straight the first time, quickly took up the lead and settled into a beautiful rythym. Craig Newett said after the race that the horse virtually dictated to him how to run the race and the moment he hit the lead, he just put his head on his chest and rolled along. His fighting spirit in the straight was fantastic as he was headed at about the 25om but he just would not give in. According to Froggy, the horse has plenty of upside and will continue to improve as we look the Spring in the eye. Exciting times indeed for those owners.|
Cocktail party in Hobart 28.6.19 - all invited!
Cocktail Evening in Hobart Friday 28th June
We'd love you to join us in Tassie on Friday 28th June!
The Dundeels are coming
DUNDEEL is without doubt the best of the young emerging sires in Australia. The son of the great High Chapparel was himself an undoubted Champion of 6 Group 1's and he has already started passing on some of that ability to his offspring. He is already the sire of 3 Group 1 winners and 11 Stakes winners in total and his eldest offspring is only 3. Standing at a fee in 2018 of $66000, breeders and trainers internationally have clamoured for his yearlings. His yearlings this year sold to $250000 and Clanbrooke has one !!!!!
Out of a half-sister to a 4 time G1 winner, our colt was purchased at this year's Premier Sales and is to be trained by Cindy Alderson at Cranbourne along with some of our other highly promising youngsters in Sizzleme, Mistress Molly and Mrs. Whitten. At only $3495 for a 5% share, this is your chance to join in an elite partnership with an outstanding prospect in the big time.
Filly Sizzling on her Oaks path
Sizzleme winning at Bendigo (Image: Racing Photos)
There's little wonder why trainer Cindy Alderson can hardly wait for next month's Group 1 Schweppes Oaks in Adelaide with her filly Sizzleme.
The 2000-metre classic on May 5 has been the target for Sizzleme since rising to that trip last spring with a third placing in the G3 Ethereal Stakes behind Verry Elleegant and Aristia, before beating the former when a close-up fourth in the G2 Wakeful Stakes behind the eventual Oaks winner Aristia.
On Saturday Sizzleme tackles the traditional lead-up to the Oaks when she runs in the 1800-metre G3 Auraria Stakes, coming off an eye-catching second at Mornington.
"I thought she ran really well behind Mr Quickie and I think the 1800 (metres) is perfect for her," Alderson said.
"We trialled her yesterday and she was really impressive.
"Zac Spain will take the ride and he came down and rode her in the trial and was really happy with her and he says he was glad he came down to have a gallop on her before the race because she's a filly who needs to have someone who understands her to get the best out of her.
"But she's done extremely well and I'm very confident she will acquit herself well."
WATCH: Ken Keys, Cindy Alderson and Chris Meagher discuss their weekend prospects on the Trackwork Show
Alderson said the barrier draw often has a bit to say about Sizzleme's upcoming performance.
"She does need things to go her way in her races," she said. "The worst barrier for this filly is barrier one and I think she's drawn it six times so she's certain beating the odds in that respect.
"She needs a bit of clear air and galloping room and Morphettville is the type of track that affords that so as long as there are not any really strong fillies in the race, I think she's got a really good chance."
The Cranbourne trainer said the filly had enjoyed a good preparation for her main goal but was still ready to turn in her best performance this Saturday.
"She's pretty forward," she explained. "She's a very, very good doing filly. She always does well in the stable and looks great. (Her) coat's immaculate at the moment and I think the trip away will tighten her up and the 2000 next start will really be right up her alley."
Alderson also has her reliable six-year-old O'Lonera up to 2400m at Caulfield on Saturday and said she felt the winner of more than $500,000 in stakes was ready to add some more to the total.
Alderson said the horse may have only run eighth last Saturday behind Our Libretto but that was over 2000m and he was only beaten just over two lengths.
"I thought he ran well last Saturday," she said. "He's getting a little older now. He got a few miles on the clock so it probably looked like he wanted the 2400 (metres) and Zac Spain felt that too."
Another one for the girls - Mistress Molly wins at her second start
Watch the race replay here
Mistress Molly got up tonight to win her maiden at only her second start. It seems like an eternity ago that we bought Molly (the same sale we bought Sizzleme) with Cindy and Kevin Dagg. Molly has had issue after issue but those of us in the game know about the caper along with trials and tribulations. This can be a tough gig but sometimes very rewarding. Tonight is one of those nights. A special thanks to our trainer Cindy, staff and team. Great ride Jamie Kah.
Great interview post-race with Cindy - watch it here
Nicconi Poni Salutes at Wagga making it 22 Clanbrooke wins for Season 2018/19
Click on the Video link below to see our 22nd Win for the season for our Ladies Syndicate horse, Nicconi Poni.
The Ladies had been waiting patiently and after 6 placings in her last 7 Starts The Poni saluted with a strong win at Wagga.
A great ride by Nikita Berriman who did not panic early and rode her on the fence patiently with cover. But once they straightened, Nikita hooked out on the mare to get to the line and win by a strong margin.
That was The Poni's second win and she has had 6 other placings along with a couple of 4ths from 16 starts.
Finding the key to this girl has been difficult but today it was all put together.
Congratulations to all owners, Mitch Beer Racing along with our families of ladies who are also in this horse.
An overdue result that was well deserved today.
Mornington Racing Club have extended a special invitation to all Clanbrooke Owners to experience Membership for just $40!
This exclusive offer includes a Member pass, Guest pass and car park pass for the rest of the 2018-19 season, including Ladbrokes Mornington Cup and CF Orr Stakes Day at Caulfield!
PLUS, receive $50 discount on dining in the Silver Bounty Lounge or Gunnamatta Restaurant on Cup Day.
To redeem this special opportunity call Penny Takenaga on 5975 3310 before 10 March and mention Clanbrooke
Lloyd Kennewell press release of January 2 -
In August of 2018 we made the big move and turned our attention into opening our stable in Melbourne at Caulfield. This was to allow us a chance for our business to blossom and grow in a state where racing is very strong, competitive but most of all rewarding for everyone involved. In five months we have had success with our small team all over Victoria, also at Metropolitan level and most of all we added our first Group 1 winner out of our Caulfield stable.
On the 1st of February 2019 we will be moving into a 30 horse barn that has been recently renovated by the Melbourne Racing Club. I am thrilled by this and I feel that it will allow us to continue to get great results and have more runners in a state that is moving forward. But most importantly it gives us stability for the future.
There is some very disappointing news coming out of Adelaide in regards to the funding and prizemoney cuts that the Government have made. We are already well below the prizemoney levels compared to the eastern states, and our costs are not that much different which really hurts the industry. It is very sad to see this happen in such a historic state of racing and there is no doubt the future of racing in the state is in turmoil. With a heavy heart this has left me with no choice but to speed up my decision to close the Morphettville operation down which will be effective from the end of January 2019.
I will be looking at moving all horses in training to the Caulfield base but will be discussing each horses future and what my plans are with them in the coming weeks with you all. I feel we have a great team of young horses on the way up and in the system and with this I have no doubt we are doing the best thing by you as owners.