ENCOSTA DE LAGO X PIAVONICBAY - 2005 - 16.2 HHSERVICE FEE: $2,200 Built for speed, Von Costa de Hero’s pedigree has it all. Out of the speedy ... Read More
This colt is one of the last progeny of son of DANEHILL - COMMANDS
The late COMMANDS was a full brother to Champion three-year-old DANEWIN and placed in the G1 Galaxy S. as well as the Caulfield Guineas [G1], despite ... Read More
An exciting BEL ESPRIT filly by the sire of the world's highest rated racehorse -BLACK CAVIAR
BEL ESPRIT is by the Champion Stallion ROYAL ACADEMY, the sire of an incredible 159 stakes winners. BEL ESPRIT was one of the best 2YOs of his ... Read More
By triple Group 1 winner and son of Champion sire of 2YO’s Exceed And Excel - HELMET
By pre-eminent Australian sire of 2YO’s and Champion Australian sire 2012/13 EXCEED AND EXCEL, HELMET is out of the unraced yet incredibly ... Read More
Beautifully bred VOBIS Filly by STREET BOSS, son of lynchpin sire - STREET CRY
This filly’s Grand Sire STREET CRY lays claim to being second behind DANEHILL as the world’s best dual hemisphere sire. Having excelled at the ... Read More
Ride Guide - But not for Owners
It has been a volatile couple of weeks for racing in Victoria but none more so for owners as the furore caused by the jockey inspired Ride Guide which was broadcast nationally on July 16 and just as quickly quashed by the Vic and NSW Stewards last week. Ride Guide in summary, has jockeys giving general and sometimes specific information to customers of Corporate Bookmaker Ladbrokes - for payment.
What seems to have been mainly lost in the discussions so far is the position of the Owner. Jockeys riding trackwork are paid for their services and although I am only a bush lawyer, this payment in fact creates a contract between trainer and rider and by extension because ultimately the fee is paid by the owner, the owner becomes a third party to the agreement. Like any contract between employer and employee, there is the matter of Intellectual Property gleaned during the term of the contract and the subsequent privacy of this information. We do have to acknowledge of course the difference between general and specific information being handed out but where one finishes and the other starts can be somewhat cloudy. Will this eventually just then become a thinly-veiled tipping service - giving rise to shades of the Chris Munce episode in Hong Kong of a few years ago! In the case of Ride Guide, the passing on of information to the public at large discussed between trainer and jockey is fraught with danger. The fact of life is that the Owner and Trainer pay the bills and are entitled to be protected by the law. The IP created needs to be preserved.
A major discussion point also seems to be the sale of this information via a Company set up by the Jockeys to co-ordinate the venture. Whilst no-one can have any problem with jockeys seeking to increase their income, it surely can't be done using the IP belonging in part to someone else. The Stewards have instantly taken a hard line saying among other things, that the fact that a Bookmaker is actually paying the Jockeys is a bad look for the Industry and will lead to a loss of confidence in the Industry. I would have thought this is a given. Do we need any more bad press at the moment?
This whole episode seems to have been created without due process as obviously the Racing Authorities and the Owner organisations knew nothing about it. No doubt, there is a lot of water to go under the bridge for it to go any further and probably as usual, the Legal Eagles will be the biggest winners. We would urge all owners to think about the ramifications of something like this project as it may be the embryo of other ideas that could also affect our place in the structure of the Industry.
Trent Pennuto scoops the pool at Swan Hill
A regular visitor to the Swan Hill Carnival, one of our trainers - Trent Pennuto - had a massive weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Saddling up four horses, he scored with all four including Clanbrooke's Where To Next ( Good Journey ex Race The Heart). A fantastic training effort from Trent who is based in Mornington and has been with us for the best part of a dozen years. In true trainer's style however, he rued the missed opportunities on Friday when he said his two runners 'should have won' but for pilot error. No pleasing some trainers!
Top Yearlings for Sale
Clanbrooke has a number of quality yearlings for sale. From this year's East Coast Sales, we have shares available in the following -
Street Boss Filly - this Sire has really hit his straps in the last 12 months and we are lucky to have purchased a really nice filly by him. This year he has been represented by The Quarterback - G1 VRC Newmarket S. - and the flying filly Petits Filous. The dam of our filly is the G1 placed Trinity College. A top pedigree to match the top conformation. To be trained by Mitch Beer and Max Hinton at Mornington.
Bel Esprit Filly - what can you say about a filly by the great Victorian Sire in Bel Esprit. We can't forget the near immortal Black Caviaar and this filly has Black-type all over her pedigree page. A stunning walker who will train-on into a nice three year old. Jason Warren will steer her from his near Mornington stables.
Helmet Colt - First foal of a Black-type winning mare. This colt was an outstanding type at the Sales and contrary to local opinion, they have started to show 2YO form. His first five runners in the Northern Hemisphere have resulted in 4 winners and a second. They are the figures of a first-year stallion that any stud in the world would want. This colt has thrown sharply to his sire with great markings. Mitch Beer and Max Hinton are looking forward to this bloke arriving at Mornington.
Our Horses for Sale page gives you far more detail but this trio forms the basis of this year's Clanbrooke offerings. In each of the horses, the Trainer has retained a share which has to say something about their confidence in the horses.
ReadyTo Run - Literally
Clanbrooke and MBH Racing - Mitch Beer and Max Hinton - have a very nice MORE THAN READY gelding available for immediate sale. The horse is in full work and has already won in excess of $80k.A win and second at two of his last three starts, this horse is a 'no-brainer' to return your share price quickly. For more info, contact the office.
Open Day At MBH Racing
An open invitation to all our owners to a Pleasant Saturday Morning at the stables of Mitch Beer and Max Hinton on April 30 at 8.30am. All our current horses will be there plus hopefully, a couple of the yearlings we have recently purchased. The stables are in Robert Rd at the back of the Mornington track and if you would like to join us, please RSVP the office.
Thanks to those who came to the Emerald Hotel on Sunday
Please click on the link below to watch the video from our 2016 MBH Racing Launch afternoon held at The Emerald Hotel last Sunday. https://vimeo.com/158070641 It was a fantastic afternoon had by all and MBH were thrilled to see so many of their owners there plus new clients coming into the stable. We would like to thank everyone who attended and for those who were unable to join us we look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Meet and Greet at The Emerald Hotel Sunday 6th March
Huge congratulations to Mitch Beer on Almighty Girl's win at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Mitch will be at The Emerald in South Melbourne next Sunday 6th March between 2 and 5pm to discuss his next lot of yearlings. If you're interested in popping down for a chat, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday. Family and friends welcome.
Typhoon Tracy Stakes: Mitch Beer having an almighty good time
Michael ManleyHerald Sun
MITCH Beer’s fairytale beginning to his training career added yet another chapter at Moonee Valley last night when he claimed his first Group 3 win when Almighty Girl took out the Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m, 3yo fillies).
Beer took out his licence in December when he teamed up with respected Mornington trainer Max Hinton and since then he’s ticked off milestone after milestone.
Jacqui’s Joy provided him with a win with his first runner and then again with his first city runner.
Last night Almighty Girl gave him his first winner with his first Group runner.
The 27 year-old Beer said Hinton was an amazing horse person who had taught him things he’d never seen before with horses.
Beer has spent most of his life working in stables and said Almighty Girl was as good a horse as he’d been involved with.
“Only inexperience beat her at her last start and that was behind a very good filly in Heatherly,” Beer said.
Beer said he was worried with Almighty Girl’s outside barrier draw but pre-race her jockey Glen Boss told him it just meant she wouldn’t get boxed up.
Boss described Almighty Girl as untapped.
“This filly and Mitch are both emerging stars who are going to have big futures,” he said.
Boss settled Almighty Girl one out and one back in fourth position from her wide barrier.
Craig Newitt on the favourite Secret Agenda booted clear on turning but Almighty Girl overhauled her in the last 50 metres.
Darren Weir will scratch his short priced favourite Mahuta from the Autumn Stakes at Caulfield today.
Weir said his connections have opted to run in next Saturday’s Australian Guineas.
Shares in Colt with Darren Weir ....
The Darren Weir show continues to roll on with two wins at the MM Gold Coast meeting on Saturday. The races were worth $1m. and $2m. respectively and just adds to the rollercoaster run for the Ballarat trainer over the last 2 years. The good thing from our point of view is that we have 20% available in a lovely Husson Chestnut colt being trained by Darren. The horse is nearly ready to trial so this is a last chance to get on the bandwagon of winners. Contact us for further details.
Who needs a Mare?
if anyone is interested in breeding, we are able to offer either of two mares to someone with a good home. The first mare is the two-time winner MY SISTER RUBY by the Stakes winning sire Fubu ( by Last Tycoon) from our own 7 times Umatilla winning mare GREEN SAPPHIRE. The second mare is the lightly raced Domesday winner NORMAN QUEEN. Both mares are available for FREE. Anyone interested, please contact the office.
Huge Stallion Opportunities
The Bloodstock arm of Clanbrooke Racing is very pleased to be able to offer Breeders a wonderful chance to breed to some of the best Sires in Victoria at a fraction of the advertised prices. All you need to do is contact us and we will set the ball rolling for these stallions -
Bombora Downs - Jungle Ruler, The Rock, Lago Delight, Annenkov
Riverbank - Astronomer Royal, Von Costa De Hero, Redente, Hillman
Swettenham - Equiano, Americain, Puissance De Lune, The Wow Signal
Rosemont - Toorak Toff (50% off !! ), Starcraft
If you have a mare and have not made up your mind, contact us now.
Clanbrooke Racing Garners Owners Award
Members of the Thoroughbred Club of Australia, an association of owners throughout Australia, came together recently to celebrate the end of the 2014-145 racing season and to announce the winner of the 'Thoroughbred Club of Australia Owner of the Year Award'. That honour went to syndicator Clanbrooke Racing, headed by Dean Humphries, who will be presented with his award at a Caulfield Cup Day luncheon on-course. The award is based on each member nominating a stable of four of their horses with points accrued based on results throughout the year. Notwithstanding the achievements of their four nominated horses, statistics reveal that Clanbrooke's winning strike rate, from their entire stable, was better than every trainer in Victoria, bar one – Ciaron Maher (19.76%). During the past racing season, Clanbrooke Racing achieved an amazing strike rate with 18.7% winners and 39.6% placegetters from a total of 139 runners. Clanbrooke Racing, whose yearling purchase prices average around $30,000, rose to national prominence with $22,500 yearling buy Arapaho Miss. The daughter of Danehill Dancer won the Gr1 VRC Oaks, earning her syndicate over $710,000 in prizemoney before being sold for $600,000 as a broodmare. (courtesy Breeding&Racing Friday, 28th August 2015)
Thinking of buying a share - try these facts ....
We have talked in the past on this page about their being no need to spend a lot of money in the hope of getting that next good horse. Each year, Clanbrooke has been able find that elusive horse to give us fun without it costing the national debt. We are always on the lookout for VALUE FOR MONEY. Look at the list below and you will see a number of current horses in our stable that represent great buying value. And in addition, we would challenge any Training establishment or Syndicator for that matter to better our numbers for this racing year -
Winners to Runners - 20%
Placegetters to Runners - 40%
As they say in the Classics - the numbers don't lie !!
EMISSION Cost $10000 3 Times G1 Placed, G2 & G3Winner ARAPAHO MISS Cost $22500 G1 winner VRC Crown Oaks ($1m) SAHARA NIGHT Cost $4500 7 Wins and $117k prizemoney
LIBERTY LEAD Cost $50000 SW of Tas. Derby and P/M $98k PURRPUSSFUL Cost $10000 3 Starts for 1 win and $17k P/M KAREEMING Cost $5500 6 wins and $197k P/M
REARVIEW Cost $16000 3 wins and $49k P/M GREDINGTON Cost $22000 6 starts Black Type and $104k P/M NORTHKAPE Cost $5500 2 starts for 1 win and $76K P/M ALLANTHUS Cost $20000 Stakes Placed and $209k P/M
That's PRIZEMONEY OF $2127k for an OUTLAY of $176k - 12 TIMES THE PURCHASE PRICE.