A recent addition to the foals @ Lauriston. A colt by Sportswriter out of the American mare Smyrna Duruisseau . Half brother to the outstanding 2 year old; Follow The Stars.
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Yankee Rockstar ( Aston Villa ) made his return to the track on Friday October 24 after 9 months away. Driven by Gavin Lang he worked to the front and led all the way for a soft win. Mile Rate for the 2240 metres was 1.59 with a 57.6 last half. He will continue to move through his classes to gain racing experience. His record is now 11 starts 8 wins and 2 placings for $65,610.
Willow ; a 4 year old mare by Bettors Delight from Listen To The Rhythm made a winning return at Ashburton NZ on October 27. Purchased from the Melbourne APG Sale by Mark Purdon and capably driven by Natalie Rasmussen , Willow ran a career best time of 1.55.9 over the 1609m. From 9 starts she has 6 wins and 2 placings and earnings of $142,945. She will now step up to the better mares races.
Left A Dream - Western Terror COLT Half to Left In Paris ( Gr 1 )
Top Tempo - Well Said FILLY Half to Musical Delight ( Gr 1 ) and Queen Of Pop ( Gr1 )
Aston Villa - Somebeachsomewhere COLT . Half to Yankee Rockstar and Yankee Showgirl
Kabbalah Karen B - Art Major COLT . 3rd foal - oldest now 2
National Gallery - Mach 3 COLT . 2nd foal
Sugarland - Rocknroll Heaven FILLY. 2nd foal.
American Dreamer - Courage Under Fire FILLY . 1st foal.
Smyrna Duruisseau - Sportswriter COLT .Half to Follow The Stars ( 3 x Gr1 )
Listen To The Rhythm - Western Terror FILLY . Half to Willow ( Gr1 )
Left In Paris - Mach 3 COLT . 2nd foal of a Group1 mare.
Shezacullen - Rocknroll Heaven COLT . Half to Artistic Angel
Lindsey Leigh - American Ideal COLT . Half to Maffioso.
Scottish Glamour- Rocknroll Heaven COLT . 1st foal, from the Black Watch family.
Limerick Star - Rocknroll Heaven FILLY . 3rd foal. Half sister to Rosie OReilly . ( Gr3 )
Foaling has now finished : a total of 14 foals - 9 colts and 5 fillies.
Follow The Stars has been named the Australian 2 year old of the year for season 2013/ 2014. To achieve this recognition in both Australia and New Zealand speaks volumes for his outstanding performances in both countries.