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Wiley Trade And Her Lasting Influence

Imported mare Wiley Trade has cast a long and enduring influence over Australian racing.

Wiley Trade And Her Lasting Influence

Imported mare Wiley Trade has cast a long and enduring influence over Australian racing.

Bred in America in 1967, Wiley Trade was one of the mares sent to Australia in the 1970s by Texas cattle giant King Ranch during the decade when they owned Woodlands Stud at Denman in the NSW Hunter Valley in partnership with Lord Derby of England.

An unraced daughter of To Market, a Kentucky-based King Ranch sire, Wiley Trade produced nine winners here including Subzero, the iconic Melbourne Cup winner by Kala Dancer who also won the SA Derby and Adelaide Cup.


Wiley Trade’s other foals included Confederate Lady (Rancher) a three-time winner at two including the Blue Diamond Prelude, and the good Sydney winner Bensynd (Gunsynd), who was G1 placed in the Rosehill Guineas.

Another foal Market Garden, a product of the mating of Woodlands Stud sire King of Babylon with Wiley Trade, won three times at two and finished second in the G1 Champagne Stakes and sixth in the G1 Golden Slipper.

She went on to produce 17 foals and one of them Country Garden (Biscay) produced Bracken Bank, a daughtrer of Sir Tristram who won the MVRC Champagne Stakes and at stud produced the Carlyon Cup winner Niagara Falls (Danehill).

Elite Falls, a More Than Ready filly out of Niagara Falls, won the G2 Reisling Stakes and finished third in the Golden Slipper.

Another successful branch of the Wiley Trade family has been established by her Blazing Saddles daughter Sear, a Sydney 2YO winner.

One of Sear’s foals, the Yeats winner Yeatsina, supplied eight winners including G3 Adrian Knox Stakes winner Seto Flowerian (Bellotto).

Seto Flowerian was also second in the G1 AJC Oaks and went to stud in Japan where she produced two Listed winners by Sunday Silence.

Yeatsina is also the dam of The Golden Dane (Danehill), a multiple Sydney stakes winner who was second in the G1 Flight Stakes and is the dam of dam of Dan De Lago, a winner in South Africa of the G2 Clairwood Gold Circle Derby, and Presina, a smart Prego filly whose six wins included three Listed races.

Presina went on to have all her seven foals win races. They included Faster Pussycat, a Flying Spur stakes placed dam of the Listed winners Gai’s Choice (General Nediym), Atmospherical (Northern Meteor) and Peron (Husson) and the more modest Desina (Desert King).

Desina was a tragic loss for George Altomonte’s Corumbene Stud when she died at the age of 12 in 2012.

Desina left five foals including the Hussonet brother and sister Eagle Falls and Mahara Horseform.

Eagle Falls Horseform won eight races and $1 million including the G1 Oakleigh Plate and G2 Salinger Stakes and was g1 placed in the Newmarket Handicap and Manikato Stakes. Mahara’s five wins included the VRC Hong Kong Jockey Club Cup and a second in the ATC Aspiration Stakes.

Another stakes winner out of Desina has been Fabrizio Horseform, the 5YO gelding who added to his excellent record with an all the way win in the G3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup on April 29.

Owned by a Corumbene syndicate headed by George Altomonte, Fabrizio has now raced 14 times for eight wins including five this season.

Fabrizio was foaled in 2011 and is a representatives of the first Australian crop of the now deceased Coolmore shuttler High Chaparral, the fine son of Sadler’s Wells who won the English Derby, Irish Derby and two renewals of the American Breeders’ Cup Turf.

His progeny from his shuttle seasons in New Zealand include the G1 stars So You Think, Dundeel and Shoot Out.

High Chaparral had a double on the Hawkesbury Cup program when the imported Great Glen recorded his first Australian win for the Chris Waller stable.

Great Glen Horseform and Fabrizio are both from mares by dual hemisphere sire Desert King, Danehill’s Irish 2000 Guineas and Irish Derby winner famous as the sire of three time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva.

Another son of High Chaparral is High Church Horseform, who romped home by six lengths in the $200,000 Warrnambool Cup on May 4 for the Darren Weir stable.

Previously a winner of the Werribee Cup, he is from an unraced daughter of the Mr. Prospector sire Seeking The Gold . High Church was bred in Ireland by Lord Rothschild.

He was followed 24 hours later by another High Chaparral feature winner when the front running 4YO Stampede won the $150,000 Wagga Gold Cup (2000m) on May 5.

Stampede Horseform is from Nothin’ Leica Cat, a Tale Of The Cat filly placed in the Queensland Oaks and fourth in the AJC Oaks.

HEART OF THE MARKET, a three-quarter sister to Wiley Trade, also produced a big star at Derby King Ranch in the Biscay colt Marscay, a Golden Slipper and subsequently champion Australian sire.

Her influence also continues as two doses of Heart Of The Market appear in the pedigree of The Passage Horseform, an Ilovethiscity first crop 3YO gelding in the Darren Weir stables who has raced four times for two wins at Ballarat and Warrnambool.

Iovethiscity’s maternal grandsire Kenfair, a Silver Slipper and Skyline Stakes winner by Kenmare, is out of Market Fair, a sister to Marscay.

Ilovethiscity Horseform is by the good Zeditave sire Magic Albert from Kensington Rose, a close relation to champions Dalmacia, Gay Poss, Grosvenor, Lonhro and Lankan Rupee.

Ilovethiscity’s race performances included wins in the G1 Randwick Guineas and G1 Hobartville Stakes, seconds in the G1 George Main and G2 Warwick Stakes and third placing in the G1 Golden Rose.

The Passage is a half-brother to the high class Written Tycoon sprinter Tycoon Tara from Mosstara, a Melbourne winner and placed up to 2000m.

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