November Newsletter

November Newsletter
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November!! Where did you go!?
With the 2021 Inter Dominion ramping up, it’s a big thrill to have five superstar runners apart of the series. The first heats took place at Tabcorp Park Menangle, with our team off on a flying start, King Of Swing and Expensive Ego both had impressive victories in their heats. Alta Orlando and Spirit Of St Louis both running second in theirs. All four star pacers are well on track for the final after scoring maximum points on the first night. we look forward to what is to come in the remainder of the series.

The Stallions have been receiving tremendous support in the breeding barn this year. Capt Midnight has continued in his fathers footsteps and is proving a highly sought-after Stallion. In his first year downunder he has already received a strong book of mares, which include the brilliant Group 1 millionaire mare Fleur De Lil 1:51.4 ($1,041,636) Forever Gold 1:51.7 ($700,593), Bettor Enforce 1:48.9 ($394,299), Tact Hayleys Delight 1:52.2 ($300,736), Bridget Bluechip 1:51.4 ($177,946), Tralee Bromac 1:50.9 ($230,250), Blackberry Lane 1:53 ($119,827), Dymondee ($110,294), Delightful Tara 1:51.9 ($109,972), She Aint Fakin a full sister to Blacks A Fake ($4,575,438) and Smart As Camm Be ($201,444) just to name a few. We are excited to see his first foals hit the ground next year!

McWicked graced the Kelly Family with two beautiful fillies out of the Million Dollar mare Frith and super mare Molly Kelly. These two fillies have some serious potential to live up to with parents like that.

What makes For A Reason special to you?

Frank has been a very special horse to us for
many years. His will to win, great attitude, perfect
to drive , so strong and very versatile – you could
drive him with so much confidence however the
race presented itself.

Can you explain the particular moment you come to the realisation For A Reason was something special?

When I broke him in the first day in the cart he just felt like a machine. Peter Rixon and dad
both watched on and thought he had a lot of action.. I remember saying to them watch
when he quickens – he’s perfect and won’t wear a boot.. and he was.

Of all the wins you have had on For A Reason what would you say is the one win that would be most memorable?

Frank had a lot of memorable wins over his career … the most special and memorable was by far his comeback win when he returned from injury and standing at Stud and won the Victoria Cup in 2013. That win was amazing, beating horses like Beautide, Christen Me and Smoken Up . . . it was one of the highlights of my career.

What was his best win?

He had so many great wins, its hard to pick. His four Derby wins were very special especially the New South
Wales Derby when he sat three wide without cover from the 1000 metre mark and outstayed them and definitely
The Victoria Cup.

How would you describe For A Reason racing style?

He was strong, fast, versatile, so fast off cover but didn’t need cover to sprint quick – as seen in his NSW Derby victory.

What main attributes would you like to see For A Reason progeny carry on from him?

His great gait – never wore a knee boot.
His will to win and great attitude.
Frank was an absolute pleasure to drive and never let you down.

At the start November, the NSW Breeders Challenge True Blue Series was held. With our Cobbitty Equine Stallions
siring over half of the fields, which was very nice to see. It was a huge thrill when the 3YO son of For A Reason, Kashed
Up took victory in the Group Two Breeders Challenge True Blue 3YO C&G divison. Kashed Up’s results this season have
seen him pocket $122,489 in stakes, taking his earnings over $173,954 from just 9 lifetime wins, a huge congratulations
to the Hewitt Family.

He was a champion on the racetrack and now Bling It On looks set to prove that he will carry his class into the breeding barn, With only a month left of the season, Bling It On is currently sitting 3rd on the National Premiership of First Crop Sires. ‘Yank’ has had 21 starters from his debut crop for 10 individual winners, all from 10 individual
broodmare sires. Bling It On just keeps ticking all the boxes this season, as 6 of those individuals winners all won of the their first debut race start, he provided a Group 1 winner and also is the sire of HNSW’s top 2YO filly this season, Madrid. We could not be any prouder of his progeny’s efforts and we look forward to the years ahead watching his progeny grace the racetrack.

Bling It On Winners

PATSY OTARA
OWNER, BREEDER & TRAINER: JAMES KENNEDY

For a Reason Winners

THE STAIN
OWNER: K & C PARKER
BREEDER: YIRRIBEE PACING STUD
TRAINER: COREY PARKER

THE DEMOCRAT
OWNER: STACEY SALLIS
BREEDER: FRANK & SUE O’SULLIVAN
TRAINER: RON SALLIS

KASHED UP
OWNER: GEMMA HEWITT
BREEDER: GEMMA HEWITT
TRAINER: BERNIE HEWITT

PROMISING
OWNER: CATHY HEWITT
BREEDER: GEMMA HEWITT
TRAINER: BERNIN HEWITT

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

HEZ DUSTY
OWNER: MILLY HEWITT
BREEDER: BRAD HEWITT
TRAINER: BRAD HEWITT

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

GOTTA GOOD REASON
OWNER: DANICA YOLE
BREEDER: PETER POULSEN
TRAINER: MARK REGGETT

GIGI BOB
OWNER: CINDY RIXON
BREEDER: CINDY RIXON
TRAINER: PETER RIXON

Breeder Of The Month

With so many breeders supporting our stallions here at Cobbitty Equine Farm, we have decided to give back. For the next four months of the breeding season, 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 October is…

Cindy Rixon

EXPENSIVE EGO – 2 WINS
ID21 PACING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FIRST ROUND
QUALIFYING HEAT 2)
DRIVER: LUKE MCCARTHY
OWNER: JASON GRICE

KING OF SWING NZ
ID21 PACING CHAMPIONSHIPS (FIRST ROUND
QUALIFYING HEAT 1)
DRIVER: LUKE MCCARTHY
OWNERS: B V RICHARDSON, M A CONGERTON, GO
RACING, G L MOORE, S D MACGREGOR, R PATRIARCA,
F PATRIARCA, S E SIMMONDS & G J RICHARDSON

EURO BEAT NZ
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNER: KINGSTEAD LODGE

MUSCLE FACTORY- 2 WINS
DRIVER: LUKE MCCARTHY
OWNER: R MCKAY, C MCKAY & D KAHLEFELDT

STICK MAN NZ
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNER: SUMMIT BLOODSTOCK SYNDICATE,
FLEUR DE LIL TRUST, M P AYRES, J N JARVIS,
A D SOFOULIS, K A TATTOLI

SMOKE MY MOTOR
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNERS: FLEUR DE LIL TRUST, D & J HOWE

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

FAIRY TINKABELL NZ
DRIVER: LUKE MCCARTHY
OWNER: JOHNNY STAR RACING

BOMB SUIT
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNERS: A STUART & R SUTORIUS

MONGOLIAN CAVALRY NZ – 2 WINS
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNERS: B J MCCARTHY, T ZINGA, D WESTGEEST,
G SPURR, C MURRAY, SUMMIT BLOODSTOCK SYNDICATE

to all our winning connections and drivers and a massive thank you for supporting our stable!

Our Facilities


Whether it is racing – Standardbreds or Thoroughbreds – rehabilitation, agistment or breeding, Cobbitty Equine Farm’s location, facilities and operations ensure the horses welfare and development are paramount.

  • 800m Main Training Track
  • 700m Sand Track with 30% incline
  • Horse Swim
  • 10 Horse Water Walker
  • Treadmill (Horse Gym Australia)
  • Horse Undercover Walker
  • Boxes with sprinkler system
  • 12 x Rubber lined 5 x 5 boxes
  • Hot water wash bays
  • Weigh Scales
  • 1000m Hill Track
  • Veterinary Room
  • Breeding Mount / Area with AI Room
  • 30 x Rubber lined walk in / walk out 12 x 5 boxes
  • Steel fenced paddocks with rubber lined shelters
  • 1200m Straight / Hill Track with 12% incline
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Po Box 157
Cobbitty NSW
Australia 2570
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