Owner of the Month For July – Gary Gifford

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.