Conservative Outlay Can Pay Dividends

One thing stands out whist reading through the recent race results for horses bred and raised at Torryburn and that is the number of horses that have sold for relatively conservative prices, going on to win races for their owners early in their racing carrer. These include the Darren Weirtrained Lasayette winning at Sandown at her third start on 23 March. The 3 year old filly was a $70K purchase by legendary bloostock agent John Foote and has seventeen owners including 3 syndicates (of who knows how many!).

Then in May, leading Queensland trainer Stuart Kendrick scored at the Sunshine Coast withLipsync, a $46K graduate of the Torryburn Magic Millions draft from 2015. Lipsync also boasts a bevvy of owners who must have stars in their eyes after their filly won on debut over 1100m. Stuart was obviously impressed and picked up her half sister by Stratum at this year's Inglis Classic Yearling Sale for just $24K! Astute bloodstock agent Brett Howard last week also picked up Lipsync's half brother weanling by Myboycharlie for just $26K. We wish both Stuart and Brett the best of luck with their progeny of Watch My Lips.

Tell The Judge, a $40K Inglis Easter 2 purchase for Aquanita Racing was race favorite and scored at Ballarat on 8 May. The Robert Smerdon trained colt had been well educated at the trials and did everything right for Mark Zahra to track the speed before accelerating away to win the 1100m maiden by and length and three-quarters.

Then it was Unmarked Bills the two year old Denman filly also purchased by Aquanita for $21K at the Inglis Classic who opened her account with a bold front running win at Belmont in Perth on Wednesday this week. Third on debut at Ascot last month, the Simon Miller trained filly showed good improvement from that outing to lead all the way and win the 1200m event by half a length. A positive future looms for Unmarked Bills and her group of nine excited owners.

We would at this point however like to acknowledge the not-so-conservative outlay of $200K that was paid by US based Spendthrift Farm at the Magic Millions the Redoute's Choice x Special Mission (NZ) colt for the Torryburn draft. An impressive debut for the colt now named Redoubleat Canterbury in April was cause for optimism for Spendthrift who last year purchased a number of colts with the aim of winning better races and creating stallion prospects with Redouble the first to salute. Spendthrift's Gary Cuddy said ''he's our first two year-old winner from those horses and hopefully there are more wins in store''.

Other notable wins for Torryburn breds include the wins by the progeny of Torryburn mare Le Sillage. Warwick Farm trainers Amanda Turner and Mauro Poletti celebrated the maiden win of Art of Excellence at Goulburn in March before Grey Glitter saluted in the Torryburn Stud colours at Doomben by half a head over 1350m for trainer Doug Roberts.


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