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.