Thursday, 9 August 2012
: Australia's leading studs open their gates this month to show off what could be rated the greatest collection of world class thoroughbreds ever assembled for one Australian breeding season.
The Hunter Valley studs will parade more than 80 stallions during the region’s annual pre-breeding season thoroughbred festival between August 23 and 27.
One of the big highlights will be the showing of 15 sires at Coolmore
Australia on August 26 including So You Think
, the 10-time G1 winner who has returned to Australia to begin his stud career.
The following is the parade schedule and stallions on show. Some parades are open house and others by invitation. Check times with studs.
ARROWFIELD STUD Scone; Open August 23, 24, 25, 26. ALL AMERICAN, BENETEAU, CHARGE FORWARD, FLYING SPUR, GIO PONTI, MANHATTAN RAIN, NOT A SINGLE DOUBT, REDOUTE’S CHOICE, SMART MISSILE, SNITZEL, STARCRAFT.
COOLMORE STUD Jerrys Plains; Invitation August 26 10am and 2pm: CHOISIR, DUKE OF MARMALADE, DYLAN THOMAS, ENCOSTA DE LAGO, EXCELLENT ART, FASTNET ROCK, HARADASUN, HENRYTHENAVIGATOR, HIGH CHAPARRAL, MUSIR, ORAT0RIO, SO YOU THINK, SPINNING WORLD, UNCLE MO, ZOFFANY.
DARLEY, Aberdeen; Invitation: AD VALOREM, AUTHORIZED, BENFICA, BERNARDINI, CANNY LAD, COMMANDS, DENMAN, EXCEED AND EXCEL, HENNY HUGHES, LONHRO, MEDAGLIA d’ORO, POET’S VOICE, SHAFT, STREET CRY, STREET SENSE, TEOFILO, TIME THIEF.
EMIRATES PARK Murrurundi; Open 9am – 4pm August 24-August 27: AL MAHER, EAVESDROPPER, MUTAWAAJID, DREAM AHEAD.
KITCHWIN HILLS Scone; 4.30pm Saturday August 25: DANE SHADOW, DUPORTH
LINCOLN FARM Murrurundi: ARLINGTON, READY’S IMAGE
NEWGATE FARM Scone; 8.45am August 25 and 26: FOXWEDGE
PATINACK FARM Sandy Hollow; Invitation Friday August 24: BEAUTIFUL CROWN, CASINO PRINCE, HUSSON, LOPE DE VEGA, MURTAJILL.
TURANGGA STUD Scone: MONEY OR THE GUN; ZIZOU
VINERY STUD Scone; Invitation 9am August 25 and 26: CONGRATS, DUBLEO, EXCITES, MORE THAN READY, MOSSMAN, MYBOY CHARLIE, ONEMORENOMORE, PLUCK, TESTA ROSSA
WIDDEN STUD Widden Valley; Invitation 11am August 23, 25, 26, 27: DREAMSCAPE, LUCKY OWNERS, NICCONI, NORTHERN METEOR, SEBRING, SNIPPETSON, STAR WITNESS, STRATUM,TICKETS.
YARRAMAN PARK Scone, 9.30am August 26: MAGIC ALBERT, TROTOMONDO, I AM INVINCIBLE, HINCHINBROOK