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Wrap Up: Inglis Easter Sale 2024

Apr 12, 2024

Monday wrapped up the 2024 sales season and the team are buzzing with excitement over the yearlings we secured for the stable. We walked out of the Warwick Farm complex with 16 top-notch prospects in tow. We still have a handful of shares available in six of these beauties, so if you're looking to jump on the winning bandwagon, now's your chance. If you're curious about what makes our picks so special check out the video preview below where Adrian, Bruce, Claudia, and Emma spill the beans on why these yearlings are tailor-made for Tulloch Lodge. Lot 406 - I Am Invincible x Adrift Colt: Purchase Price: $1.15M - Segenhoe Stud Colours Available: No LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE PEDIGREE UPDATE: This colt's full sister SEASCAPE bolted in today on debut, winning by just under five lengths at Gosford. Watch the full race replay here. By Champion sire I AM INVINCIBLE out of a Group 2 winning ZABEEL mare (whom we trained) who has already produced multiple Stakes winner, ZARASTRO (full-brother), and SEASCAPE (full-sister) from just two foals to race. I AM INVINCIBLE crossed with ZABEEL = 100% strike rate of winners to runners From the family of Group 1 winner ENTRIVIERE Bred by astute breeder John Camilleri who bred WINX and our very own Golden Slipper winner, VANCOUVER A Golden Slipper / Coolmore Stud Stakes type View his sales page and pedigree here. Lot 89 - Farnan x Jennifer Eccles Colt: Purchase Price: $600,000 - Kia Ora Stud Colours Available: No By our Golden Slipper winner and Champion 2YO Farnan This colt is the spitting image of his father and the first foal out of Leading NZ 3YO filly and Filly of the Year, Group 1 NZ Oaks winner Jennifer Eccles A September foal, he is exceedingly athletic and looks an early comer View his sales page and pedigree page here. Lot 370 - Maurice x Valalie Filly: Purchase Price: $320,000 - Arrowfield Stud Colours Available: No This September born filly possesses the scope and depth we love to see at Tulloch Lodge The second born foal out of a Group 1 placed Snitzel mare By a sire we have a lot of time for thanks to our Group 3 winner KIBOU, Listed winner GANBARE and 2YO Stakes winning filly AZULA This athletic filly is from the same family as Champion racehorse and Group 1 producing sire DUNDEEL and Champion 3YO Filly in NZ, STARING View her sales page and pedigree here. Lot 172 - I Am Invincible x Mumbai Rock Filly: Purchase Price: $525,000 - Coolmore Stud Colours Available: No By our leading Champion sire in I Am Invincible Out of the Fastnet Rock mare Mumbai Rock who has had five foals to race, all winners including 3 Stakes horses 1 in 4 I Am Invincible racehorses out of Fastnet Rock mares win Black Type Bred on the same cross as QUEEN OF THE BALL and BODYGUARD View her sales page and pedigree here. If you would like additional information on our purchases, please contact our Bloodstock team: Claudia Fitzgerald - claudia@gaiwaterhouse.com.au or 0422 545 990 Emma Coleman - ecoleman@gaiwaterhouse.com.au or 0474 161 041 Bruce Slade - bruce@kestrelthoroughbreds.com.au or 0400 505 238 Happy Racing, Gai & Adrian

Playing By The Rules

Mar 8, 2024

  Our Racing Manager, Emma Reeves, aids us with programming and identifies who she thinks is the best placed horse each weekend. So United, Canberra, Sunday 10th March, Canberra Cup: I’m extremely excited about the two-year-olds, the return of Red Resistance and don’t give up on Jon Bon, but I had to go with So United this week. I should start by saying that there might be a percentage of bias in this one though I am trying to bring it back to the black and white facts. Every year around July and August I start to think about some of the less obvious possible Magic Millions contenders that are currently in work. They’re often older, consistent Saturday class horses, whereas the glossy two and three-year-olds aren’t hard to find. In August of last year So United had been in work for a long time was almost always running top four but I felt a spell was on the horizon so after speaking with Gai, Adrian and David Mourad from Blueblood Thoroughbreds, we devised a Magic Millions plan. As I’ve said before, few horses stick to the plan because they’re living, breathing animals and we need to react to each individual but for whatever reason, things seemed to go perfectly to script with him. He won his first Saturday race and the preparation culminated with a win in the $1mil. Magic Millions Subzero. That might not sound as exciting as winning a Golden Slipper but for my role, these are what make it all worthwhile. So United is one of only four horses in this Canberra Cup field of 11 who’s suitably weighted according to his handicap rating and with these older, exposed stayers, I do think that’s quite relevant. Each of those horses, excluding So United, are also nominated for Randwick the day before so keep an eye on the scratchings at 7.30am Saturday morning. Two of those three finished 1-2.5 lengths behind him in the Parramatta Cup which isn’t a large margin but So United was first up off a freshen in the paddock and only one trial, so I expect there to be more improvement in him. The final one of the three is dropping back from finishing fourth in a Caulfield Cup which is certainly eye catching, but he is first up. So United hasn’t won at this level but we have so much success in this race and I think this is his opportunity.

RSVP: Tulloch Lodge Yearling Parade at Evergreen Stud

Feb 21, 2024

Our not to be missed annual Tulloch Lodge Yearling Parade is set for Friday 8th March at 11am followed by 1pm lunch at Merewether Surfhouse. This is a great opportunity to meet first hand the Magic Millions, Karaka and Classic yearlings we have shares available in, with Adrian, our bloodstock team and our breaker Johnny Butler on hand to talk through each of them. Last year at the corresponding event we paraded eight yearlings for existing owners: STORM BOY (Justify x Pelican) - $3m Magic Millions winner and current Group 1 Golden Slipper favourite SHANGRI LA EXPRESS (Alabama Express x Sent From Above) - winner of the $1m Golden Gift and Kirkham Stakes and third favourite for the Group 1 Golden Slipper SHIVERMEPINK (Zoustar x Pretty In Pink) - Close second to Too Darn Lizzie in a trial a week ago, will trial again before racing in the Autumn. SHANGRI LA SPRING (Castelvecchio x Opportunity)- looked sharp in his jump-outs before a spell. Returns to the stable with a view to racing through the back end of the Autumn and Winter. I AM A ROCKSTAR (Fastnet Rock x I Am A Star) - trialled for the first time with a nice 2nd placing a fortnight ago. He has since been spelled. A horse to follow, looks progressive. CAPITALIST X ESPAANIYAH colt - he had a set back in January. Showed good speed before that. Returns to work in the Autumn.  PARIS TYCOON (Written Tycoon x Paris Match) - jumped out last preparation before a spell. Returns to work later this month. Expect to see more of her this preparation.  INVINCIBLE DUCHESS (I Am Invincible x Ben's Duchess) - returns to work later this month. Has been well educated, just physically has not been ready to trial in earlier preparations.  As you can see, attending this parade can be very worthwhile, and the group of 8 are still relatively unexposed so who knows what other race wins we can add to the CVs of these current 2YOs over the next 12 months.  VIDEO: Skip to 8.57 to hear what Adrian and Bruce had to say at last year's parade about STORM BOY in the video below. Date Friday 8th March Time 11am - Yearling Parade at Evergreen Stud 1pm - Lunch at Merewether Surfhouse   Address Evergreen Stud 2163 Pacific Hwy, Heatherbrae, NSW, 2324 Merewether Surfhouse  5 Henderson Parade, Merewether, NSW, 2291 RSVP for our 2024 Tulloch Lodge Yearling Parade to Emma Coleman at ecoleman@gaiwaterhouse.com.au by Wednesday 28th February. Please also note if you would like to join us for lunch overlooking the famous Merewether Beach (pro-rata cost per head).

Playing By The Rules

Feb 16, 2024

Our Racing Manager, Emma Reeves, aids us with programming and identifies who she thinks is the best placed horse each weekend. Jon Bon, Saturday 17th February, Newcastle, Race 6: Very difficult one this week with the Carnival starting to heat up so I thought I’d use the opportunity to give the Jon Bon story that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. I would imagine that few people were expecting to see him salute over 1200 metres on debut against the older horses, myself included. I saw it as a starting point with a view to get him over further but that win prompted us to spell and geld him, enabling us to get the timing right for the ATC Derby. Last year’s Derby winner, Major Beel, was a similar style of horse so we used his autumn program as a blueprint. Jon Bon began in the very same race this preparation and while it wasn’t the same result, we learnt a few things. Firstly, we’ve added blinkers to keep him focused and sharpen him up and secondly, he has completed some intensive barrier work. We also took him to the Randwick races on Wednesday to stand in the tie up stalls, simulating a raceday experience. Our goal is to bring his pre-race energy levels down so every ounce of energy is reserved for his race. Yes, he races older horses which is tough, but I just think that these additional ingredients combined with the step up in trip should see him be much more competitive.

Playing By The Rules

Feb 2, 2024

Our Racing Manager, Emma Reeves, aids us with programming and identifies who she thinks is the best placed horse each weekend. Lady Of Poise, Saturday 3rd Feb, Caulfield, Race 1: My story is on repeat at present, but these three-year-old fillies seem to be winning in Melbourne week after week so I’m sticking with it. A $150,000 3-Year-Old Fillies Benchmark 70 Handicap just wouldn’t exist in Sydney; you wouldn’t even find one for half the money at the midweeks. We’re therefore often forced to run these winning fillies against older mares, and that’s if we’re lucky and those contests exist, so these races we’re heading south for are much more winnable. Lady Of Poise is first up here, unlike Power Ballard and Very Sewreel, but again if you had asked me to create the race conditions for this filly, this would be it. While he doesn’t fit quite as perfectly as Lady Poise, I wanted to give a special mention to Jon Bon. We’ve purposefully timed his preparation to mirror Major Beel’s from this time last year. He kicked off in this Class 1 Handicap over 1300 metres, beating none other than Everest contender Hawaii Five Oh before he too came under our care, then went on to win the Group 1 ATC Derby two months later. Jon Bon is first up over a distance short of his best and races older horses, but I’m hopeful that he could be an interesting story that unfolds.