Thursday, 19 July 2012
: Patinack Farm trainer John Thompson has topped the table as the most successful trainer of two-year-olds in Australia this season.
Thompson's multi-state stable has won 29 juvenile races this season, the type of return big spending Patinack Farm principal Nathan Tinkler was looking for when he invested millions on yearlings in recent years.Thompson
hasn't looked back since he the Australia's first 2YO race of the season at Toowoomba last September and followed this up with a win in the Gimcrack Stakes at the Randwick spring carnival with Hussousa.
Thompson's success with juveniles is notable as he has outstripped the likes of Peter Snowden and Gai Waterhouse, stables renowned for their success with two-year-olds.
Patinack's total season wins with two-year-olds rises to 32 when the success John Hawkes enjoyed with Tinkler's top colt All Too Hard is added to Thompson's victories.
Most satisfying for Tinkler is the number of homebreds among his two-year-old winners, principally by boom first season sires Casino Prince and Husson.
G1 winner Casino Prince was named Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association Champion First Season sire in May and looks certain to be crowned Australian Champion First Season sire by earnings.
With the 2011/12 racing season drawing to a close, he holds a commanding lead over his nearest challenger and fellow Patinack sire Husson.
Husson's progeny have won 13 races this season but Casino Prince's seven individual winners have been led by the multiple-stakes-winning colt All Too Hard and stakes performers Strength and Trophies.
Casino Prince's 2012 fee remains unchanged at $27,500.JOHN P THOMPSON JOHN P THOMPSON
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