Here we are featuring 4 horses you will see more of in the near future. Some will be youngsters nearing the races for the first time, while others are internationals completing their acclimatisation in Australia or preparing to race in Europe. We suggest you watch out for them.
Rollet … Classically bred 2yo colt who impresses his trainer
(By Kingman out of Foreign Legionary)
Like his half-brother Mantastic, Terry Henderson bred this colt in France. As Joseph O’Brien loved the colt as a yearling, Terry decided to buyout his breeding partners and place the colt with Joseph to be trained in Ireland for OTI.
Kingman now stands at Juddmonte for a service fee of £150,000 ($A300,000) and our colt continues to please in every manner. He may well go down as one of our most astute purchases. “We like everything we have seen from him” says Joseph O’Brien. Expect to see him racing as soon as racing recommences in Ireland.
Milestone … Impeccably bred, 4yo stallion
(By Mastercraftsman out of Mission Secrete)
Previously trained by Andre Fabre in Chantilly, France, Milestone was a Listed placegetter after winning his maiden. After suffering minor setbacks in the latter half of his 3yo season, he moved to Australia early this year. Matt Williams has taken him through his acclimatisation process and he is now ready to join his trainer, which will be Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young from their Cranbourne base.
Suffice to say, Trent is most impressed with the colt and sees him as a lovely mover who is ready to progress through his classes. With spring carnival appearing to be missing some key internationals, a horse of Milestone’s quality, already in Australia and in training for the spring, has significant appeal. He is expected to be at the races late winter with the view of continuing into the spring.
Enosi … Unraced 3yo import with plenty of upside
(By Champs Elysees out of Frasque)
Having spent the early part of his career with Ed Dunlop in Newmarket, Enosi arrives in Australia as our newest well-bred, unraced import. A late-maturing type, he’s been brought along slowly to date but will have every opportunity to rise through the grades in Australia.
He will be trained by Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr from their Caulfield base. The stable has had great success this season, and currently sit 4th on the Victorian Metropolitan Training Premiership. Enosi will be released from quarantine in early-July and is expected to get to the races in his first Australian preparation.
La Reconquista … Exciting 3yo filly by Dark Angel
(By Dark Angel out of Foreign Legionary)
This is a quality 3yo filly by Dark Angel. As the sire of recent Royal Ascot winners, Battaash (G1 King’s Stand Stakes), Mountain Angel (Listed Wolferton Stakes) & Art Power (3yo Handicap), Dark Angel continues to make a great impact amongst international stallion ranks. We are most excited by La Reconquista’s arrival into Australia.
La Reconquista will commence work with her new trainer John O’Shea in early July. She will be prepared with the intention of racing in the early spring. Given she is still a maiden, the filly is expected to make the most of income-earning opportunities before stepping up to Saturday and stakes class.
Should you wish to know more about any of these horses, please contact the office on (03) 9670 0255 or by email at email@example.com.