With Peter Snowdenís reign at Darley rapidly drawing to a
close, the respected trainer added another trophy to the cabinet when Sidestep
captured Saturdayís Group II Royal Sovereign Stakes (1200m) at Randwick but it
did not come without some anxious moments.
Punters threw their support behind the Gai Waterhouse import The Offer (IRE) in the $1 million Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick and never had a moments worry as the son of Montjeu romped home by 3-3/4 lengths.
A luckless fourth in the Group 1 Vinery Stakes, NZ Derby runner-up Rising Romance was rewarded with a belated Group 1 success in Saturdayís $1 million Group Seven News Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick.
Smaller breeders are vital to the health of Australia's thoroughbred industry, but their numbers have fallen sharply in recent years and many of those still active have cut back on mare numbers for financial reasons.
Stallion owners need the support of smaller breeders, many of whom are responsible for producing top class performers, to fill the books of their sires, so the present situation is of concern to Thoroughbred Breeders Australia, TBNSW, racing administrators, sales companies, owners, trainers and all concerned with the future of our industry.
Caroline Searcy recently questioned a number of smaller breeders, all members of TBNSW, about their involvement, the problems they face and what they see in the future.
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Alamosa (NZ) (1),
Astronomer Royal (USA) (2),
Authorized (IRE) (3),
Bon Hoffa (2),
Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) (5),
Easy Choice (1),
Guillotine (NZ) (2),
Henrythenavigator (USA) (3),
Myboycharlie (IRE) (1),
New Approach (IRE) (2),
Northern Meteor (3),
Prince Arthur (1),
Ready's Image (USA) (1),
Real Saga (7),
Sakhee's Secret (GB) (2),
Sir Percy (GB) (1),
So Secret (1),
Street Boss (USA) (3),
Teofilo (IRE) (6),
War Pass (USA) (3),
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