Our latest addition!
Delegance x Written Tycoon foaled 12.10.16
Darren Weir with our very own Ceibo in the Herald Sun
Ceibo spotted in Monday's Herald Sun
Foal for Delegance
Clanbrooke's own city winning mare Delegance, has foaled a Chestnut Filly to Victoria's leading Stallion Written Tycoon last week. Mother and ... Read More
Congratulations to the Western Bulldogs who defeated the Sydney Swans in this years AFL grand final!
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
First G1 for Helmet
Darley's triple Group I winner Helmet sired his first Group I winner overnight in France with the Godolphin runner Thunder Snow bolting away to capture the Group I Criterium International at Saint-Cloud in a breeze. A Darley homebred prepared by Saeed bin Suroor, Thunder Snow was partnered by Christophe Soumillion and had good form coming into the race having been twice second in Group II events and a solid fourth in the Group I Dewhurst Stakes to star Galileo colt Churchill.
He relished the soft ground to cruise home and win the seven furlong contest by five lengths in a dominant display.
Thunder Snow is the fourth stakes-winner from four foals to race from remarkable producer Eastern Joy, a half-sister by Dubai Destination to Group I winner West Wind. Outside of Thunder Snow, Eastern Joy is also the dam of Group II winner Ihtimal, Group III winner First Victory and stakes-winner Always Smile.
Thunder Snow is the second stakes-winner for Helmet, who is also the sire of Australian based Group III winner Archives.
A brilliant son of Darley's champion sire Exceed and Excel, Helmet stands at Darley Victoria at a fee of $16,500.
Foal for Delegance
Clanbrooke's own city winning mare Delegance, has foaled a Chestnut Filly to Victoria's leading Stallion Written Tycoon last week. Mother and daughter are both well and the Stud reports that the filly has got her father's colour and her mother's temperament. For those who remember Delegance, she needed a tranquiliser to even get a tongue-tie on and her first two foals have both had the same attribute. With Written Tycoon now standing at close to $50000, the Syndicate is looking forward to having to make the ultimate decision of racing or selling.
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.
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.
THAT'S VALUE IN ANYBODY'S LANGUAGE!
Horses Currently Available
Sire: Reward For Effort Dam: Much Better
Exciting Vobis Gold colt by Blue Diamond winner and now Champion Victorian 1st and 2nd Season Sire REWARD FOR EFFORT
Only 8 x 5% shares remaining! This colt is ready and rearing to go!
By World Champion 2YO sire EXCEED AND EXCEL, REWARD FOR EFFORT w...
Sire: Excites Dam: Tansgirl
Get excited about this 2YO filly by the only son of DANEWIN at stud - EXCITES
Beautifully bred, EXCITES has always had the credentials for a career at stud. EXCITES is the son of the ever-consistent DANEHILL Stallion, DANEWIN (72% runners-winners)...
Sire: Commands Dam: Manang
AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED –
this is one of the last progeny of son of DANEHILL -
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 s...
Sire: Helmet Dam: Beautiful Buns
By triple Group 1 winner and son of Champion sire of 2YO’s EXCEED AND EXCEL -
ONLY 10% REMAINING
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 w...
|Irish Rose||Dec 02, 2016||2 - Mornington||1.00||R N Booth|
|Purrpussful||Nov 08, 2016||7 - Mornington||0.20||Patrick Moloney|
|As Bad As Tyson||Nov 06, 2016||5 - Benalla||2.80||D Moor|
|Autograph||Oct 10, 2016||6 - Racing.Com Park Syn||0.20||C Newitt|
|Dalrada||Oct 06, 2016||4 - Bendigo||1.30||Ms L J Meech|
|Where To Next||Jun 11, 2016||8 - Swan Hill||0.80||C A Robertson|
|Mapping||May 26, 2016||7 - Werribee||1.50||A Lynch|
|Mapping||May 16, 2016||1 - Moe||1.80||A Lynch|
|Dalrada||Feb 27, 2016||3 - Wagga||1.50||Brooke Sweeney|
|Spritely Girl||Nov 26, 2015||5 - Sale||0.10||J Noonan|
|Risque Business||Nov 01, 2015||7 - Mornington||1.50||Chris Parnham|
|Purrpussful||Sep 29, 2015||8 - Mornington||1.80||Patrick Moloney|
|Gredington||Jul 12, 2015||1 - Warrnambool||0.10||Ms J Beriman|
|Northkape||Jun 21, 2015||4 - Cranbourne||2.30||C Newitt|
|Kareeming||May 30, 2015||8 - Moonee Valley||0.10||Patrick Moloney|
|Gredington||13||Dec 03, 2016||8 - Racing.Com Park||23.70||Patrick Moloney|
|Purrpussful||6||Dec 02, 2016||8 - Mornington||3.00||R Mc Leod|
|Spritely Girl||4||Dec 02, 2016||8 - Mornington||2.70||Chris Caserta|
|Toorak Cowboy||2||Dec 02, 2016||3 - Mornington||2.00||R Mc Leod|
|Irish Rose||1||Dec 02, 2016||2 - Mornington||1.00||R N Booth|
|Go Gracey||9||Nov 25, 2016||1 - Wodonga||4.60||R Beattie|
|As Bad As Tyson||4||Nov 25, 2016||5 - Wodonga||1.80||D Moor|
|Dalrada||6||Nov 25, 2016||5 - Wodonga||2.20||Ms L J Meech|
|Ceibo||7||Nov 23, 2016||4 - Sandown-Hillside||3.60||B Rawiller|
|Autograph||8||Nov 19, 2016||6 - Cranbourne||5.90||N Callow|
|Purrpussful||11||Nov 17, 2016||7 - Racing.Com Park||5.40||Patrick Moloney|
|Just Leave||9||Nov 14, 2016||3 - Wangaratta||3.90||Ms A Masters|
|Ceibo||2||Nov 13, 2016||1 - Donald||1.80||D Yendall|
|Dalrada||4||Nov 11, 2016||8 - Gundagai||0.80||B P Ward|
|Purrpussful||1||Nov 08, 2016||7 - Mornington||0.20||Patrick Moloney|