October Newsletter

October Newsletter
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Another month completed and it’s been a busy one at that!

With the breeding season in full swing, our seven stallions have been receiving amazing support in the breeding barn. Our foals have hit the ground running, all receiving rave reviews and great reports. It has also been a successful month on the racetrack as well.

With the running of the NSW Breeder Challenge heats and finals taking place this month, there was a number of Bling It On and For A Reason progeny taking victory in the heats. It was Group One success for Bling It On progeny. From his first crop, ‘Yank’ sired his first Group One winner, that been the 2YO filly Madrid clocking a personal best 1:51.9 at Menangle in the $150,000 NSW Breeders Challenge Final. Madrid is now rated NSW’s top 2YO filly so far this season. She has won five of her six starts.

Making their return to the winners circle at Menangle, King Of Swing and Expensive Ego are on target as they prepare for their ID21 Campaign. Expensive Ego brought home the trophy for the Kevin Robinson Memorial (G3) with stable mate Alta Orlando, running second.

Proving her worth, the sensational 4YO trotting mare Aldebaran Revani (USA) recorded her sixth consecutive win and also a new personal best of 1:52.7.

Q&A With David Moran

What makes Lochinvar Art special to you as a Race Horse?

I have been very privileged to be in a position to have an exceptional horse like Arty. It is something that dreams are only made of and to become a reality for me is something unique to which words cannot describe.

Arty has a lovely temperament, he loves the human contact (which sometimes is rare in colts). He has a nonchalant personality and is a very kind, smart horse. He possesses a bit of spunk at times, but majority of the time at home he is relaxed with life and enjoys it thoroughly.

Arty has impressed me not only as a horse off the track, but when it’s time to race he is a high class professional race horse. When Arty is out on the track, he gets into the mindset of ‘never die/give up attitude’. He is such a competitive natured horse to which is demonstrated in his Group wins. Arty has amazing speed, coupled with eagerness and ability to win like no other horse I have driven or trained. Arty will never disappoint, ever

Can you explain the particular moment you come to the realisation Lochinvar Art was something special?

It was certainly Arty’s two year old
Breeders Challenge win at the old
Wagga track

Of all the wins you have had on Lochinvar Art, what would you say so far is the one win that would be most memorable?

I would personally say his 4YO Bonanza win was the most memorable for a lot of reasons. My favourite wins on Arty would be the Chariots, Victorian Cup and Hunter Cup, as those races that don’t come by easy these days in the least.

How would you describe Lochinvar Arts racing style?

Arty is an extremely versatile, tough, fast horse. He is very adaptable to different racing styles, patterns and distances.

What main attributes would you like to see Lochinvar Art progeny carry on from him?

His competitive nature, high class speed, strong and robust stamina, kind and caring nature and his versatility.

Sitting amongst the Top Ten 2YO sires in NSW, Bling It On is currently sitting 5th. ‘ Yank’ has now sired 15 individual starters for 9 individual winners – 6 of those have all won on debut. Secret Bling & Im Vexatious both record their first win in their first race debut this month.

For A Reason continues to climb the siring ranks, currently the second top 3YO sire in NSW.

The month of October has seen “Frank” and “Yank” sire 14 individual winners from 36 individual starters and 14 placings.

A big congratulations to all connections of these winners!

Bling It On Winners

MADRID (2 Wins)
OWNER: T O’GRADY
BREEDER: FRANK & SUE O’SULLIVAN
TRAINER: JARROD ALCHIN

NOBLE TRICK (2 Wins)
OWNER, BREEDER & TRAINER: STEPHEN MAGUIRE

IM VEXATIOUS (2 Wins)
OWNERS & BREEDERS: A ALCHIN & R HARPLEY
TRAINER: ALEX ALCHIN

SECRET BLING (2 Wins)
OWNER, BREEDER & TRAINER: TREVOR WHITE

For a Reason Winners

DELIGHTFUL REASON (2 Wins)
BREEDER, OWNER & TRAINER: RON SALLIS

GOLDEN ZARA
OWNER: KRIDEN INVESTMENTS
BREEDER: ANNE LAMB
TRAINER: DAVID MICALLEF

THE STAIN (2 Wins)
OWNER: K & C PARKER
BREEDER: YIRRIBEE PACING STUD
TRAINER: COREY PARKER

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

REASON TO BE (2 Wins)
OWNER: LANCE COBBAN
BREEDER: YIRRIBEE PACING STUD
TRAINER: JASON GAFFNEY

MYSTICAL JAZZ
OWNER: SHARLENE ELDER
BREEDER: ROSS ANGOVE
TRAINER: DARREN ELDER

GELDOF
OWNER & BREEDER: D SPEDDING & M HARRIS
TRAINER: RYAN VEIVERS

FOR NANDO
OWNER: CATHY HEWITT
BREEDER: GRANT & JENNA PICKER
TRAINER: BERNIE HEWITT

FOREVER MORE
OWNER & TRAINER: NEVILLE DONNELLY
BREEDER: T & C NEIL

PRETTY REASON
OWNER: ELLEN CHAPLIN
BREEDER: GLENN WILMOT
TRAINER: TODD DAY

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…

Ross Angove

KING OF SWING NZ
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

ALDEBARAN REVANI USA
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNER: ALEBARAN LODGE

THE CROUPIER NZ (2 Wins)
DRIVERS: JACK CALLAGHAN & LUKE MCCARTHY
OWNER: PHILIP HEWITSON

EXPENSIVE EGO
DRIVER: LUKE MCCARTHY
OWNER: JASON GRICE

EURO BEAT NZ
DRIVER: LUKE MCCARTHY
OWNER: KINGSTEAD LODGE

ZAHVEN BANNER NZ
DRIVER: ASH HART
OWNERS: P & Z O’SHEA & FLUER DE LIL TRUST

SPIRITED BELLE NZ
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNERS: SUMMIT BLOODSTOCK &
SPIRIT AND DESIRE SYNDICATE

BETTOR ROBYN
DRIVER: JACK CALLAGHAN
OWNER: T & L NOMINEES PTY LTD

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

MONGOLIAN CAVALRY NZ
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!

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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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