April Newsletter

April Newsletter
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It’s been a month of record’s, memorable moment’s and heartbreak …

Cobbitty Equine Farm sponsored Shetland Final

TAMWORTH MINI TROTTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

We packed our bags and headed to Tamworth, but with the ponies aboard the float this time. What a great weekend spent at our first State Mini Trotting Championships. We are so proud of our beautiful girls who had an absolute ball. The best part of the weekend was seeing all of the kids interact, help each other out and making new friends, as this is the future of our sport.

It’s a credit to the team behind the scenes that put this weekend on for the kids and a big shout out to everyone involved in organising the weekend, the committee, sponsors, parents, grandparents, family and helpers who all gave up their Easter weekend to put smiles on our kids faces. It was such a great weekend had by all.

CASH N FLOW NZ – Photo Credit Club Menangle
MACH SHARD NZ – Photo Credit Club Menangle

It was a quiet month on the racing front, but the boy’s still kept the cylinders firing for the stable.  

During the Easter Carnival at Wagga, Mach Shard set the track alight winning the Group 3 Wagga Cup in 1:49.7. With a gem of a drive by Jack Callaghan, the duo set a new track record and creating history in doing so, being the first sub 1:50 mile rate recorded at the new track and in the Riverina.

A stable favourite Cash N Flow, never seems to let us down …
Taking out his third consecutive Group Three Bill Green Bulli Cup. It was Cash N Flow’s 25th victory around Menangle but it is safe to say that this is one of his favourite races. The 9-year-old gave his rivals something to chase with closing quarters of 26.8 and 26.9, smashing the clock with a mile rate of 1.50.1.

Rock N Roll World USA

In other heartbreaking news, It is with great sadness that we announce our resident sire 
Rock N Roll World has passed away last week after suffering a colic attack.
He joined us last year standing only his third season at Stud.
It is such a great loss for our Breeding Industry.

‘World’ will be dearly missed us all here at Cobbitty Equine Farm.

FRANK AND YANK PROGENY

HOLD ONTA YA BLING and FOR REAL LIFE – Photo Credit Dan Costello

The progeny of our resident sires Bling It On and For A Reason are continuing to excel throughout Australia and it is so exciting to see the new crop of 2YO’s hit the track as well. 

A standout race this month was a 2YO Maiden race in Queensland. The Bling It On sired,
Hold Onto Ya Bling picked up his first win but with an added bonus it was a Cobbitty Equine Farm sired quinella with the second place-getter sired by For A Reason,
For Real Life. Both connections are so pleased with how their 2YO’s are progressing. A quote from Scott Miller – co trainer of Hold Onto Ya Bling “He is a very professional guy, so lovely to have around the stables”.

Just two days later the stallion duo pulled through with another sired quinella, this time at Tamworth. Sharing the love For A Reason sired this winner, Uptotrix who impressively won by 16.8 metres and Cobla Royal taking second place who is sired by Bling It On. 

Bling It On’s progeny are having great success all the way over in WA with 3 sired wins this month, Lethal Edition who won impressively at Gloucester Park in the 2YO Open recording his second lifetime win and Beyond Bling who has really hit his straps since arriving over in WA for trainer Bob Mellsop with 3 starts for 2 wins and a second place.

A big congratulations to the connections of Cherokee Joe who recorded two wins this month and picked up the Group Three $30,000 Country Clubs Championship Final at Tabcorp Park Melton for Jess Tubbs and Greg Sugars during the month. This added another Group winner to For A Reason’s sired progeny resume.

Cherokee Joe with winning connections – Photo Credit Stu McCormick
GIGI BOB with winning connections the Rixon’s – Photo Credit Club Menangle

It was a memorable night for the 21-year-old Hannah Rixon when she recording her first Metro winner at Club Menangle aboard the on-fire For A Reason sired Gigi Bob. The mare is trained by Hannah’s father Peter Rixon and owned by her mother Cindy Rixon. It was a wonderful family occasion that reminds us what this sport is all about. The mile rate of 1:52.2 was a new personal best for Gigi Bob, lowering her previous fastest winning rate by more than five seconds. The duo have a great record together, recording 5 wins alone this season, Congratulations on this achievement Hannah!

BLING IT ON WINNERS

HOLD ONTO YA BLING
OWNER: RABOKI PTY LTD
BREEDER: MONARCH FARM
TRAINER: SHANNON PRICE

BEYOND BLING     – 2 WINS
OWNERS: GET INVOLVED RACING SYNDICATE, D HESFORD, B A NICHOLSON, M D NEVILLE, C M HILLMAN, R W HAYES, L R SIMS, K M STOTT, S A MCMURRAY, D J MCMURRAY, V M MELLSOP
BREEDER: M J HARRIS, S M HARRIS
TRAINER: BOB MELLSOP

MADRID
OWNER: TRAVIS O’GRADY
BREEDER: FRANK & SUE O’SULLIVAN
TRAINER: JARROD ALCHIN

LETHAL EDITION
OWNER: D TROBE & A STALTARI
BREEDER: D TROBE & A STALTARI
TRAINER: BRIAN FERGUSON

FOR A REASON WINNERS

CHEROKEE JOE    – 2 WINS
OWNER: J A TUBBS, R M JARVIS, G D JARVIS, P B DOBSON, A KINGSTON, D J SMITH
BREEDER: ADAM JENKINS
TRAINER: JESS TUBBS

GIGI BOB        – 2 WINS
OWNER: CINDY RIXON
BREEDER:  CINDY RIXON
TRAINER: PETER RIXON

HORRIE OTARA
OWNER: MICHAEL FALVO
BREEDER: JAMES KENNEDY
TRAINER: ALEX ASHWOOD

FOR NO REASON
OWNER: MONICA BETTS
BREEDER: K M MEREDITH, P F MEREDITH
TRAINER:  DAN RUSSELL

PURE LOGIC
OWNER: HAROLD MUNRO
BREEDER: HAROLD MUNRO
TRAINER: DARRYL MUNRO

HOLY CAMP DILLON
OWNER: R J ANDERSON & C J ANDERSON
BREEDER: R J ANDERSON & C J ANDERSON
TRAINER: ROBERT ANDERSON

GABBYS REASON
OWNER: P VALENTINE & K HURST
BREEDER: P VALENTINE, R BOYD, W BARKER, K HURST, B ROUX DE BUISSON
TRAINER: NATHAN HURST

REMEMBER EVE
OWNER: PETER DAVIS
BREEDER: PETER DAVIS
TRAINER: CHRIS FRISBY

IMPERIALS REASON
OWNER: PAUL FIDGE
BREEDER: K KENNA & S LONGMORE
TRAINER: PAUL FIDGE

UPTOTRIX
OWNER: M K SULLIVAN & M SULLIVAN
BREEDER: O S MITCHELL & R G MITCHELL
TRAINER: MURRAY SULLIVAN

BREEDER OF THE MONTH

With so many breeders supporting our stallions here at Cobbitty Equine Farm, we have decided to give back.  One lucky winning breeder who breeds a winner by one of our stallions for that month will go into the draw to win a $100 Voucher to be used within the next two years at Cobbitty Equine Farm.

The winner for APRIL is…

KEVIN HURST 

As the lead up to the upcoming 2022/23 breeding season is not that far away, a lot of work is going on behind the scenes with news to come in the following weeks. 
Stay tuned….

STABLE WINNERS

RAINBOW TITAN
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNER: RAY DAVIS

ARTILLERY
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNERS: THE RUN FOR FUN SYNDICATE

RANGER BOMB NZ
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNERS: SUMMIT BLOODSTOCK SYNDICATE, FLEUR DE LIL TRUST, C ELLIOTT, I SIPA, S ALFELD, J HAPUKU, DANCINGONMOONLIGHT LIMITED

MACH SHARD NZ      – 2 WINS 
DRIVER: LUKE MCCARTHY & JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNERS: K PURDON, C NAUSBAUM & 
T WHITTAKER

CASH N FLOW NZ
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNERS: G A WOODHAM, F TONG & W PENGELLY

DON LOU
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNER: KINGSTEAD LODGE

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