Our Owner of the Month award winner for August is Roslyn Day breeder, owner and trainer of Ace Of Clubs. Roslyn has recently moved her breeding operation Rosden Park from Wellington to Malinong where she currently stands the promising Fastnet Rock sire Dedline.
Ace Of Clubs has enjoyed an outstanding third preparation, beginning the prep as a maiden with a best result a fourth and winnings of $750. This prep has been a different story with a third at Mount Gambier and then a maiden win at Bordertown. Several unplaced runs followed but then he really hit his straps with three wins and four seconds from his last seven starts. His record now stands at four wins, four seconds and a third from 16 starts and he has returned almost $100,000 in stakes earnings, of which $14000 is SABOIS bonuses.
The 5 year old gelding is by Shinzig out of a Muhtathir mare She’s A Pleasure. Shinzig (by Danehill) was a winner of the Group One C.F. Orr stakes and has sired a stakes winner in Psychic Mick from relatively limited opportunities. The dam She’s A Pleasure was born in France. Her other Australian progeny are Varacalli Lad (by Murtajill) who like his half brother has needed time, he is currently a six year-old and has raced on only 5 occasions and Club Queen (by Dedline) who is yet to race.
The granddam is US born Hayhaat (by Irish River) who left no progeny of note.
Late in September Roslyn sold her interest in Ace OF Clubs to Nigel and Helen Atkin but she will continue to train him.
We wish Roslyn continued success with both her breeding operation and her horses.
Jo Cooper joins the Punters Club to talk about her dad Snow’s recent successes and her involvement with both her dad’s thoroughbreds and harness horses.
Handsome Return wins the Port Augusta Cup.
SAROA member and SAJC board member John Girvan on the Punters Club talking about Handsome Return and his Katherine Cup win which came as some consolation for the horse being scratched at the barrier for the Darwin Cup.
SAROA Owner of the Month for July – Gary Gifford who part owns Schilldora and Kirinia joins the guys on the Punters Club.
Our Owner of the Month award winner for July is Gary Gifford part owner of Kirinia and Schilldora.
Schilldora, by Artie Schiller is out of a Hussonet mare Hussidora, won five races during her 21 start career with one second and two thirds. She earnt $198,600, winning three in a row during late 2018 and was a promising three year old running fourth in two Victorian Group 3 races. Her form tapered off to the point that she was listed for sale with Inglis on-line. Her last hurrah win helping to up her price as a broodmare.
Her dam Hussidora had one very undistinguished start before going to stud where to this point Schilldora has been far and away her best progeny. The granddam, a Nashwan mare bred in Ireland, Alisidora has not set the world alight with any other of her produce.
Gary’s other winner for the month Kirinia is a three year old filly sired by the evergreen Good Journey from the Belong To Me mare Boat Quay. Kirinia has now had 6 starts for two wins and a second and has so far earned just shy of $50,000 for her owners. Her dam Boat Quay has yet to produce other horses of note but there are two Sir Prancealot fillies on the ground that might change that.
The grand dam was Speedy Bell (by Brocco) a Gimcrack stakes winner herself, who has quite a distinguished breeding record being the dam of three stakes winners in Calanda (by Snitzel) winner of half a million dollars and two listed races including the Grafton Ramornie ; Silver Stream (by Al Maher) who won nine races up to Group 2 in WA and amassed stakes of $700,000 and Speedy Natalie who picked up two stakes races, a Group 3 in Sydney and the Dequetteville in Adelaide and has herself produced a Group 3 winner in Sweet and Speedy who is by Street Cry.
Gary, who has been a long-time supporter of the Richard and Chantelle Jolly stable, had further success in August with a win by Dalakhani gelding Our Khani. We wish him continued success with his racing interests.
Gordon Richards joins the guys on the Punters Club to talk about Gytrash securing a spot in The Everest.
Recent addition to the SAROA committee – Kevin Benger
Occupation – Semi Retired
First Horse Owned – Ebonize
Favourite Horse Owned – Most recent winner
Biggest Win.- Enjoy any win. Winners at Flemington and Moonee Valley were special with family.
Best Horse you have seen – Galilee
Favourite Race or Racetrack – Cox Plate
Favourite Jockey – Jamie Kah
Interests Outside of Racing – Mentoring, Board memberships and volunteering
Reason for Joining SAROA Committee
Encouraged by Rob and Richard. Believe that owners are critical for racing to flourish but often “ seen but not heard “. More members more notice.
SAROA Vice-president Allie Umoff joins the guys on the Punters Club to talk about her racing experiences and in particular Handsome Return who is making the trip to Darwin for their Cup
We have been asked to assist with a survey on Equine Asthma being conducted by a student at the University of Adelaide. She wrote to us as follows:
Did you know that horses can have asthma too? As an honours student at The University of Adelaide, I am currently working to determine how common equine asthma is in Australian horses and to identify the factors that increase the risk of developing this disease.
Equine asthma ranges in severity but commonly results in poor performance, chronic intermittent coughing and/or nasal discharge.
Your company/association plays a pivotal role in the equine industry. We are inviting you to share our short 10-15 minute survey with your members.. It is with your help that we hope to engage with the greater Australian horse owning population to ultimately obtain information that represents the majority of horses in Australia. This survey will help to provide critical information to help improve the health and welfare of horses in Australia. Through the identification of common risk factors we anticipate that guidelines will be developed to help reduce the impact of this important disease. This survey is open to ALL horses and do not necessarily need to be diagnosed or have any symptoms of equine asthma.
We are inviting ALL horse owners/trainers/riders to complete the short 10 to 15-minute survey. Simply click on the link below!
Participants have the option to remain anonymous, answers will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and all data and results will be deidentified. Participants will also have the option of being entered into a prize draw, sponsored by Kentucky Equine Research and Barastoc Horse Feeds.
Please see the participant information and prize draw terms and conditions sheet attached for more information.
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The SAJC is delighted to announce the price of a membership package for 2020/21 will be reduced to $75.00. This is obviously a significant reduction in the normal membership fee as we want to recognise and reward participants who continue to support the industry through these challenging times.
One price for all Memberships for the 2020/2021 racing season
Annual Membership – $75 per person which includes:
Entry to all race days
Entry into Members areas
Reciprocal rights to other clubs
Voting rights (eligible after 12 months of Membership)
New members will be subject to a one-off $75 joining fee however this joining fee will be waived for SAROA members who join before 1 August 2020.
Please note that guest passes are not included in the new pricing model.
How to Join
To sign up, click HERE.
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Tim Satchell, the SAROA Owner of the Month for June, joins the boys on the Punter’s Club to talk about Another Award and Busker’s Ballad.
Our Owner of the Month award winner for June is Tim Satchell part owner of Another Award and Busker’s Ballad. Tim, who is the son of Willow Grove Stud owner Ralph Satchell, told us a little about both horses:
Buskers Ballad was a $ 300,000 yearling and trained by Gary Moore. He didn’t measure up and was sold as a tried horse.
Ryan Balfour bought him cheaply in comparison, and he came to our farm to spell and we liked the look of him, so Dad bought me a share for my birthday.
He won his maiden at his 3rd run for us.
Another Award was bred by us and we sold her to Leon Macdonald at the Adelaide Sales for $150,000. She is a half sister to Stakes winners Tequila Time and Inner Warrior from our Encosta De Lago mare El Milagro.
Busker’s Ballad is well bred being by Street Cry out of a Quest For Fame mare Verse. As Tim says he started his career with Gary Moore in Sydney where he trialled 5 times before starting and in seven starts for that stable could only muster a third at Nowra.
Transferring to Ryan Balfour here in Adelaide, he has now raced 36 times for three wins, four seconds and seven thirds with stakes money now of just more than $110,000. Always around the place Buskers could probably been a little luckier and would then boast a better record.
The dam Verse was unraced but has left a multiple stakes winner in Lamasery (ny Commands) winner of 11 races including 4 black type races up to a Group 2 in the ATC Hill Stakes and over $630,000. Others out of Verse include Lamasery’s full brother Rivalled and full sister Platinum Power as well as Tune Out (by Canny Lad).
The grand dam is Loyal Lyric (by Sovereign Red), mother of two stakes winners namely Anthems (by Palace Music) winner of six black type races with 2 Group 1’s and almost $850,000 and Vocalist (by Blue Bird) who won to listed level and is the dam of one stakes winner herself. That being Yell (by Anabaa) who won 9 stakes races including 3 at Group 1 level and over $1.5 million.
Clearly Busker’s Ballad has a long way to go to reach the lofty levels achieved by some of his relations but is currently racing well and should return more positive results for his connections.
Another Award is a different story bred by Willow Grove Stud he is by Shamus Award out of El Milagro (by Encosta Da Lago) and has won 1 race from four starts. As Tim tells the mare has already left two stakes horses in Tequila Time (by Stratum) and Inner Warrior (by God’s Own). Inner Warrior’s full brother Concrete Johnny was a multiple winner in Tasmania with a half-brother Our Gladiator (by Mint Lane) winner of 10 races and close to $300,000.
The grand dam the Umatilla mare Act Of Devotion only left three progeny including Pardees (by Rubiton) dam of a two times stakes winner in Pardoe (by Red Dazzler) who picked up nearly $175,000 during his career before heading to Hong Kong where he raced as God Of Dragon with two wins and four seconds from 32 starts. Interestingly this season has been his best in Hong Kong and he continues to race well there.
Another Award continued his promising run with a close third in the listed Oaklands Plate and looks to have a promising career ahead of him.