Clanbrooke and Henry O’Dwyer have a great Guineas prospect available available – Super Seth.

One of the biggest points of interest at any yearling sale is the latest influx of first-season sires, and Karaka 2023 is set to showcase a well-credentialled and highly rated group of newcomers.

The rookie stallion with the highest profile in the countdown to Karaka is Waikato Stud’s Super Seth. The son of Dundeel came across the Tasman with an impressive CV, most notably as the winner of the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) where he defeated Alligator Blood.

Super Seth’s debut season at Waikato Stud in the spring of 2020 produced 93 foals, and his progeny made a big first impression with their yearling-sale debut on the Gold Coast earlier this month.

From seven yearlings sold, Super Seth amassed an aggregate of A$1.62 million, with an average price of A$231,429. His top lot was a half-brother to the Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) placegetter Paternal, who was bought by Mulcaster Bloodstock and Chris Waller Racing for A$450,000.

Great value at $4950 for 5% shares – 2.5% also available plus Payment terms over 6 months.

Its time for a full update on all our horses in the Clanbrooke Stable June 2023.


THINK BOLD raced first up for his new stable ( Eric Musgrove ) at Moe on the 4th and then went to Warrnambool on heavy track over 1700 on Sunday the 18th. As expected the track was not to his liking but it was seen as a fitness gallop in preparation for a Hurdle Trial at Warrnambool two days later. That Trial in front of stewards was over 2400. He will now go to a 2800 Trial in about 2 weeks.

It all comes down to the horse himself as to whether he is up for it this time in for Jumping.

MONTE BIANCO is now back into the Faster work stage after his trip to Sandown in Victoria. Trainer, Mark Ganderton is hopeful that we may have her back at the Trials in about 2 weeks and he will update owners accordingly.

FAR AWAY HIT raced at Devonport last start and put in a poor one after having a good campaign so far and will now be given a short break for about another 3 weeks. Owners will be advised when she is back in work.

SHOOTOOSE trialled nicely at Flemington in two jump outs and then had his first up run at Swan Hill. He ran well til the 150 but peaked on his run and should strip a fitter horse at his next start. We are looking for a similar race now and you will see noms coming through over the coming week.

PARIS SHIRAZ has had 2 runs this time in and has been a fraction disappointing. Her next run was meant to to be at Pakenham on Tuesday but was 2nd Emergency and missed a run. She is nominated for Wodonga Saturday but will also be nominated again for pakenham on the Synthetic on Monday.

SEVENTH SEAL missed a run at Corowa due to the races being called off. Thus, he had his next run was at Wagga on the 13th on a Heavy 8 which was changed to a 10 by Race 3. He ran a great race after missing the kick slightly and ran another honest 2nd. The winner was simply too good on the day. We will look for similar races for the Seal, possibly at Corowa but he will be nominated for other races as well.

NEWZEEL DEAL due to trial and or race very soon. Our aim this time was to continue on the flat but to certainly get this boy racing over the Hurdles this time in. However, less than a week ago, he knocked his tendon in work and the bruising and inflammation is being treated. We will be in a better position to hopefully advise owners early next week.

MAGNOLIA BELLE was due to race at Corowa on the 8th but unfortunately the meeting was abandoned. Mitch Beer has now entered Magnolia for Albury in a Class 3 over 1000 meters next week. She may also be nominated for back up races the following week.

HOWLIN RAIN had a nice trial at Moe which he won and is currently being nominated for races in late June. Cindy will confirm with us where we will Accept. One possibility is on the Synthetic this week at Pakenham over the 1600.

FLIGHT TO THE MOON also had a good trial at Moe and is also being nominated for races in late June. At the time of this Newsletter being prepared we had Accepted for Mornington Wednesday. Flight To the Moon drew 4 of 9 in Race 4 at Mornington and will be ridden by Dan Stackhouse. He probably will need the run but likes a wet track and will improve on whatever he does today.

DIAMOND LILY has worked and trialled well. We did however scratch her from Newcastle on Monday and instead accepted at Gosfor on Thursday. She is in Race at 1.20 Gosford on Thursday where she has drawn Barrier 3 and will be ridden by Georgina McDonald . Good luck to all owners in this filly.

RULERS GIFT has returned to pre training just a few days ago after a good spell. Lets hope he has matured enough to improve for his patient owners. Only been in work a few days and slow work usually takes about 6 weeks before we get to an Even Time stage.

MAYAN ran a great race at his home track Echuca and almost won at big odds ( paying $16.50 the place ). Then he went to Donald as the First Emergency but got a run with Jason Maskiell on board. Whilst the winner was too good, Mayan ran a bold race again at good odds running third. He has indicated now that he is competitive again and may be stepped up further in distance now. Noms will start coming through again next week.

BONBROOKE was due to race at Corowa on the 8th but the meeting was called off due to heavy rains and he went and so he went to Wagga on Tuesday the 13th. Bonbrooke ran an even race at Wagga but did not handy a Heavy 8 which was changed to a 10 in 2 races time. We will need to look for slightly firmer tracks for him. He is nominated for Wodonga and Albury a few days later this week but owners will be advised going forward.

APOLLO MISSION was just nosed out of a place at his second run this time in at Wagga and then was due to front up at Wagga on the 13th but we scratched him due to the bad barrier draw. Next up, he raced at Narrandera and was narrowly beaten in a Photo finish. He was just nutted and we know we have a horse as a result. He was unlucky not to have won and we look forward to his next start. He is capable of racing over more ground. Owners will see nominations coming through but he should be racing again in the next 2 weeks.

JUCCONI raced first up at Sandown after a long break and then went back to Sandown on Wednesday the 14th. He ran a terrific race and although he ran 6th, he was just 3.15 lengths off the winner and ran right through the line. We will now look to extend him over a journey but the run certainly gave us confidence that Jucconi is back.


REGARDSMAREE is about ready to trial at Kilmore today the 21st. Nick was going to take him straight to the races but has opted on a Trial first. If he comes through this trial o.k., Maree may be entered for a race in the coming fortnight. This could be the Group 3 John Monash.

EXPECT MAGIC has been back in work for a number of weeks and is at the Faster Work stage. She is due to have her first trial at around the time of this Newsletter going to print. We are hopeful he could be racing by early to mid July.


THE SUPER SETH/PLEASED YEARLING COLT commenced Breaking In on approximately May 26th. This process can take up to 6 weeks followed by and education normally at the Trainers property. You will be updated by about early August on the progress and where to next.

THE WRITTEN TYCOON/FROMPARIS WITH LOVE FILLY is currently spelling. She went to Morningside in Late May and will probably be there for about another fortnight before returning to work.

THE STRATOSPHERE 2 YEAR OLD ” Diego ” is still spelling. We are hopeful that the 2 Year Old will return to Training by the end of June or early July and Mark will advise through this MiStable Service.

THE NEEDS FURTHER TWO YEAR OLD ” Favio ” is in full work and has done about a week of Fast work now. We are hopeful that we may get to a Jump Out or Trial by late June or early July. Owners will be advised.

THE MAGNUS / PRINCESS OF EXILE YEARLING is about half way through her Breaking In process. This can take up to 6 weeks followed normally by a small education at the trainers after that. Expect an update from the Trainer and or Breaker by about the first week in August.

THE DENMAN / SCARLET MAGNOLIA 2 YEAR OLD has been in the spelling paddock for about 6 weeks after one education. The filly is due to return in the next week or so to pre training and a further education.

THE DUNDEEL 2 YEAR OLD GELDING is currently spelling after going shin sore, a common complaint in young horses, still growing and maturing. He will return to training in mid to late July.

ZENACITY ( by I Love This City ) is due to come back into training in July after a good break. Owners will be advised of this in the coming weeks.

DEGREEOFDIFFICULTY is also due to come back into work in late July. Cliff Brown will advise owners in the coming weeks as to when this will take place. Cliff likes the horse but he has lacked a bit of strength and maturity in early racing and he ( we ) are hoping he builds up in this winter break. Thus, he has been given that time to hopefully do so.

ELECTROCUBE is having a good spell. Robbie and Matt decided on this as they do like the horse but he was simply not mature enough to apply himself on race day. Electrocube is due to return to work in latish July.

GABSTAR is having a good spell as all owners know. She is due to return to racing in late July but Cindy Alderson will confirm this going forward. If she does come back on schedule, we would not expect to see Gabby back at the Trials or races until late September.

BLAST WAVE went back into Pre Training on Monday June 5th. This horse will be in pre training for about 5 weeks and then go to the main stable. Expect a Trainer update about a week into August.

ONNAMUSHA made her racing debut at Bendigo on a Heavy track on June 4th and ran an Excellent 3rd coming from last on the turn on a Heavy 8. She then went to Moe and drew badly again in 13 over 1100 and had no luck again but when she got clean air, the filly ran through the line to finish 4th, just 2.1 lengths from the winner. She will now go for a break until late July.

KING OF WESSEX has gone for a spell after going shine sore. This 2 year old by Saxon Slew will spell for a couple more weeks but owners will be advised by Griffiths Racing.

EXTREME ALLY is currently spelling after racing very honestly but unfortunately without a win. She has ability and is knocking on the door but this spell will do her the world of good as she still had a bit of growing up to do. She has only had 7 starts for 4 placings and may return to Pre Training in about 2 weeks.

ALWAYS FIORENTE trained by John Maloney and now named after dad ( Unfortunately the great Stallion and Racehorse, Fiorente passed away about 3 weeks ago ).

Thats all for this Full Update on our Equine Friends.

Did you know its their birthdays coming up in 6 weeks …On August 1st all horses have their birthdays.

Time moves very quickly.

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