Thursday, November 5, 2009


Eliza Park is offering you the opportunity to race a God’s Own ¾ brother to brilliant sprinter Magnus, in partnership with exciting Aussie test cricketer, Phil Hughes.
“This is a huge milestone for Eliza Park,” CEO Cameron Croucher enthused. “Phil Hughes is a genuine talent and clearly one of the rising stars of Australian cricket.
“Similarly, God’s Own is poised to leave an indelible mark on the nation’s thoroughbred landscape with his first crop of two year olds now with leading trainers throughout the country.
“As for the colt in question … what a super prospect! Currently in the process of being broken in at Eliza Park under the supervision of Darren Mackereth (who also ‘educated’ Horse of the Year, Weekend Hussler) and, while it’s still early days, the colt is doing everything asked of him and progressing nicely.
“One thing is for sure, he’s certainly bred to be anything: his sire, God’s Own, is a Caulfield Guineas-G1 winning son of Redoute’s Choice, while his dam – the blue hen mare, Scandinavia – was a multiple Group winner whose progeny include Group One winner and sire, Magnus, another multiple Group winner in Wilander, plus the dam of unbeaten Bel Esprit filly, Black Caviar.
“Importantly, this home bred was not designated for yearling sales as we had always intended on racing him with a stud career at Eliza Park if he is as successful on the track as his breeding and athleticism would indicate.
“Another huge plus is that the colt will be trained at Caulfield by Mick Price, who has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with Eliza Park, having trained Shinzig to Group One success, whilst our racing division has also pre-training a number of Price horses, including multiple Group One winner Gallica.
“I’m particularly proud to announce that Phil Hughes has come on board with his part-ownership of the colt, and will act as Eliza Park’s roving ‘ambassador’.
“Eliza Park has always taken great pride in promoting both the equine and human talent associated with the operation and recognises the tremendous synergy of this racing partnership.
“After all, both Phil and God’s Own are rising stars in their respective fields and watching them develop over the next couple of years will be very rewarding.
“Best of all, Phil is a great, young bloke and loves his horses. Phil grew up on a farm in Northern NSW (Macksville) and is very approachable: the ideal member for any syndicate … passionate, enthusiastic and easy going.”
Eliza Park looks forward to racing the colt with Phil and anyone interested in taking a share should contact Mark Lindsay on 0416 334 338 or click here for further information.

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