Saturday, January 8, 2011


Industry commentator and author, Kristen Manning, has recently released a weekly newsletter on all (thoroughbred) matters Victorian which is free to subscribe to ( - you don’t get much for naught these days!).
Recently Kristen penned an overview of the Eliza Park draft for the 2011 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale which commences on 23 January).

Lot 7 br.c God’s Own - Instinctive (by Naturalism): dam, a half sister to the dual Gr.1 winner Skating, has produced four winners including the Listed winner Umaprince (22 wins), the multiple city winner Superior Instinct and the six times provincial winner Regal Instinct. Family of the stakes winners Murtajill, Sunset Run, Bradbury’s Luck, Juste Momente and Congressman.

Lot 35 br.c God’s Own - Lady Franc (by Grosvenor): half brother to the promising city winner Bel Franc out of a half sister to the dual Gr.1 winner Western Red. Related to the stakes winners Elegance, Forecast and Royal Encore.

Lot 101 ch.c Written Tycoon - Mrs Shine (by Marquetry): by promising young stallion whose first crop are showing considerable promise out of a half sister to the Gr.3 winner Handsome Ransom and the Listed winner Danajaya.

Lot 153 b.f God’s Own - Portland Park (by Woodman): dam is a daughter of the triple Gr.1 winner Spirit Of Kingston, dam of the VRC Derby winner Portland Player and grandam of the Gr.1 juvenile Coup de Grace and the Edward Manifold Stakes winner Coupe. Spirit Of Kingston’s half sister Rose Of Kingston earned the Australian Horse Of The Year title and produced the Melbourne Cup winner Kingston Rule.

Lot 211 b.c God’s Own - Saint Barbara (by Royal Academy): second foal of a city winning daughter of the metropolitan winner Northwood Lady whose dam is the Gr.3 Debutante Stakes winner Seaside Lady. Boasts an interesting pedigree, his sire and dam hailing from the same family - both descendants of Taj Rossi’s dam Dark Queen.

Lot 301 ch.f Written Tycoon - Turtle Dove (by Bluebird): half sister to five winners including the Gr.1 placed Lords A Leaping and the city winner Ladies Dancing. Family of the NZ Derby winner Coniston Bluebird and her third dam is the San Domenico Stakes winner Quiet Little Drink.

Lot 437 b/br.f Magnus - Coconut Mamma (by Fantastic Light): first foal of a daughter of the stakes placed Joie whose dam is the Queenland Oaks winner Joie Denise - in turn daughter of the wonderful mare Denise’s Joy. This is the prolific Gr.1 family of Tuesday Joy, Sunday Joy, More Joyous, Euphoria, Arlington Road, Thorn Park and Bentley Biscuit.

The flashy Written Tycoon x Turtle Dove filly - half sister to 5 winners

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