Thank you to the many applicants who took the time to contact us regarding the vacancy for the Managers Position at Lauriston. This has now been filled and the successful applicants will take up their role in early December 2018.
The 2018 Gordon Rothacker Awards at The Crown Palladium was a very successful night for Lauriston.
Poster Boy ( Aston Villa ) was crowned the Australian and Victorian 3 Year old Colt of the Year . This capped off a wonderful season for Chevy after 2 Group 1 wins ; the NSW Derby and the Vicbred Sires Stakes.
Lauriston is honoured to be named as the 2018 Woodlands Breeders of the Year. It has been an outstanding year for the Farm with 5 Group 1 wins and vendors of the Highest Priced Yearling at the Melbourne APG Sale . ( Expertly prepared by Jackie Gibson ) . Credit to the team at Lauriston; Paige, Brad and Tighe, Vets; Stacy and Kath , Trainers ; Emma and Clayton and the team at Ballarat and Chris and Mark for the driving.
Your efforts are much appreciated !
GREAT PEDIGREE ..................GREAT INDIVIDUAL !
Group 1 mare Musical Delight ( $248,891 ) and her Somebeachsomewhere colt born on September
Four Lauriston horses competed in the Breeders Crown Finals on August 25.
HURRICANE HARLEY won the 2 year old Colts and geldings 2 year old Final. Little separated the favourite Centenario at $2.40 and Harley at $2.60. Centenario led from Barrier 4 and Harley landed in the running line from 5. He was forced to make two runs in the race to sit within striking distance of the favourite on the home turn. Harley produced an amazing run to defeat Centenario by 1.5 metres in 1.55.8. Hurricane Harley has had 9 starts for 7 wins and one placing and made a clean sweep of the Breedrs Crown winning his Heat, Semi and Final . Prizemoney of $246,490
By the supersire Bettors Delight, he is the 3rd foal of the Christian Cullen mare Sugarland and gives her a Group1 winner.
SPEAK NO EVIL won the 3 year old fillies Final in the fastest time of the night ; 1.54. Leading from Barrier 5 she withstood the pressure from Our Angel Of Harlem to score by 2.7 metres.
The win caps off an amazing season for the daughter of Well Said . She had her first start in January 2018 and has won $244,810 with 15 starts for 12 wins, a second in the Vic Oaks and 2 GR1 victories adding another to the record of the great producer Top Tempo. Speak No Evil completed a clean sweep of both the Vicbred Sires Stakes Series and the Breeders Crown Heat , Semi and Final.
PISTOL ABBEY also contested the Final and finished 6th. She could not get into the race from Barrier 10 but won both her heat and semi of the Breeders Crown.
POSTER BOY found Ride High too strong on the night in the 3 year old colts and geldings Final. Poster Boy was in the running line from Barrier 9 but Ride High took the lead early and controlled the race from there. Poster Boy ran a good third and finished the season with 2 Gr1 wins ; NSW Derby and the Vicbred SS. His outstanding record is ; 22 starts 15 wins and 6 placings $479,990.
The Breeders Crown Semi Finals were held at Bendigo and Lauriston horses again re-wrote the record books.
Pistol Abbey won the first semi final for 3 year old fillies defeating Soho Burning Love and My Harmony Blue. Abbey's time for the 2150M was 1.56.7 . She has drawn 10 in the Final.
The second semi for 3 year old fillies was won by Speak No Evil leading all the way in a very slick 1.55.2. She now has the great record of 14 starts for 11 wins and 1 second. She has Barrier 5 in the final.
Poster Boy defeated Ignatius in a Track Record 1.54.2. in the 3 year old Colts and Geldings Semi after racing 3 wide for the last 800 Metres. He will begin from Barrier 9 in the Final.
Hurricane Harley was impressive in winning his 2 year old Semi by 8.6 Metres in 1.56.4.and starts from Barrier 5 in the Final.
Good luck to the Lauriston boys and girls in the Final. Win, loose or draw we are extremely proud of your efforts and wish to thank the big team behind Lauriston . We could not do it without you.
The Breeders Crown Heats for the 2 year old boys were held at Kilmore on August 8.
Hurricane Harley ( Bettors Delight - Sugarland ) won his heat by 2.1 metres with a devastating turn of foot in 1.58.4 for the 2280 metres. He is lightly raced with 7 starts for 5 wins and 1 placing and prize money of $91,490.
The 3 year old fillies heats were held at Shepparton the following night and 2 Lauriston runners were engaged.
Pistol Abbey ( Western Terror- Art Princess ) having her first start for 6 months, sat behind the leader and used the sprint lane to win convincingly by 6.8 metres in 1.57.7. Her record stands at 11-3-2-2 , $51,990 and a best time of 1.56.3. Abbey was an APG yearling purchase by Lauriston.
Speak No Evil ( Well Said - Top Tempo ) completed the fillies double for Lauriston leading all the way to win her heat in 1.59.9 by 7.6 metres. She boasts a very impressive record of 13-10-1 ,an excellent mile rate of 1.52.4 and stakes of $137,310 .
The Heats for the 3 year old Colts and Geldings were at Bendigo on August 10, where Poster Boy Somebeachsomewhere _ Aston Villa ) was engaged. He drew Barrier 9 and once the field settled took the lead and won by 4.4 metres in a very fast 1.54.7 . This was .1 of a second outside the track record for the 2150m .
It was a week to remember and all 4 horses advance to the Semi Finals on Saturday August 18 at Bendigo .
Yankee Rockstar has arrived at Northern Rivers Equine in Kyabram in Victoria and is available for inspection. Full details and Race Replays are available on the Website ; nrequine.com.au or call Dr Kath McIntosh .
Phone ; 0427 497 429.
Lauriston bred and owned horses completed a clean sweep of the 3 year old Vicbred Finals on Saturday July 7.
The 3 year old colts and geldings final was a hotly contested affair with Poster Boy ( Aston Villa ) prevailing over Konan and Ride High in 1.54.7 .
Poster Boy led from Barrier 2 , handed up to Konan and finished strongly to win. The son of Somebeachsomewhere fastest time is 1.54.1 with 19-13-5 and prizemoney of $455,490. It was his 3rd Group1 success.
Aston Villa is in foal to Somebeachsomewhere.
Speak No Evil joins her sisters Musical Delight and Queen Of Pop as Top Tempo's third Group1 winner with her victory in the 3 Year Old Fillies Final.
She led all the way from Barrier 4 winning by 4.2 metres in 1.55.7.and is Well Said's first Group1 winner in Australia. Speak No Evil has had 12 starts for 9 wins and a second , earnings of $132,310 and a time of 1.52.4.
Top Tempo is in foal to American Ideal.
The Group 1 wins of Poster Boy and Speak No Evil in the Vicbred Finals saw the total of Lauriston bred Group 1 wins increase to 21.
Vicbred Sires Heats have been run for the 2 , 3 ,and 4 year olds.
Lauriston bred horses through to the Semis are ;
2 year olds
3 year olds
Speak No Evil
4 year olds
Vicbred Sires heats are programmed for the following week for 2 and 3 year olds pacers.
Good luck to the following Lauriston bred horses and their connections ;
2 year olds are at Bendigo on Tuesday June 19.
ABOUTTIME ( Limerick Star )
YOUNG ROOSTER ( Musical Delight )
HURRICANE HARLEY ( Sugarland )
3 year olds at Kilmore Wednesday June 20
STEFSBEST ( Smyrna Duruisseau )
TIN ROOF RAIDER ( Left In Paris )
MACH UP ( National Gallery )
KASBAH KID ( Kabbalah Karen B )
POSTER BOY ( Aston Villa )
SPEAK NO EVIL ( Top Tempo )