Glenlogan Park's stallions had an enormous influence on juvenile racing in Queensland over the weekend, with a host of winners as well as the incredible achievement of having the first five across the line in the 2YO race from the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
The big $250,000 QTIS race from Eagle Farm on Saturday started the ball rolling for the farm when it was taken out by the promising Jason McLachlan trained Saluter - a colt born on Glenlogan and out of the Show A Heart mare Rosekay Heart.
Saluter had the gun run in transit, parking up behind the speed before peeling out to settle down and fight it out with the Kelly Schweida prepared Discreet – herself a daughter of Show A Heart and already a stakes winner.
The pair put up an impressive margin over the rest of the field and both look assured of having very bright futures indeed.
Down at the Gold Coast it was Falvelon's turn to chime in for the farm when his debutant filly Ab Fav Di overcame a tough run in transit to defy all challengers in the drive to the line.
The youngster had been given just the one quite trial in the lead up to her first race day experience but showed she has plenty of heart to go along with her natural ability.
And speaking of ability – how about the wonderful debut performance from a 2YO son of Falvelon? This one delivered at Toowoomba on Saturday night in a fashion that had everyone sitting up and really taking notice!
Favco could very accurately be described as "all Glenlogan Park", as he is by Falvelon and is the first foal of the Show A Heart mare Coinage.
Bred by long term and valued client Fred Lanskey, Favco had really set tongues wagging with an impressive, slick-time trial win at Cranbourne before being transferred to highly respected Toowoomba trainer Michael Nolan on the downs.
Michael then put the finishing touches on his booming youngster before sending him out as a dominant $1.50 favourite for the flying 1000m event. Favco flew the gates and then set the pace, appearing to idle along whilst he rivals gasped to stay in touch.
As they entered the straight jockey Geoff Goold released the brakes just a little and quickly put up a race winning margin whilst never really asking for the supreme effort.
With Goold throttling the son of Falvelon down as they crossed the line, it was a massive 6 lengths back to the runner up and it won't be long before we see this youngster taking on the big guns in town.
Then it was time for Sunday's 2YO QTIS event at the Sunshine Coast – a race that really put the icing on the cake for the farm. With 5 of the runners in the 9 horse field sired by Glenlogan Park sires, it was a tremendous achievement to have those five be the first ones across the line.
In a blanket finish where 3 horses drove to the line together, it was the Pat Duff trained Jet Spur colt Chiricahua getting his head out right at the right moment to defeat Troy Hall's Falvelon filly Love Laughing by a lip, with Caitlin Lavin's Show A Heart gelding Show A Noee just missing out after travelling wide for the entire race.
Fourth across the line, and delivering a real eye-catching performance, was Show A Heart's Hallside Showdown whilst Falvelon's gelding Platinum State rounded out the top 5 with a strong finishing burst along the inside.
The winning didn't stop there though for Glenlogan Park as this race was followed up by a Bradbury's Luck double - with Greyzeel registering his 7th win and Zamboni going back-to-back with victories. Bradbury's Luck would challenge as one of the most "in-form" stallions in the country.
The day before his promising mare Fire up Fii made it 3 wins on the trot for trainer Robert Heathcote and she looks stakes class material for sure.
As the 2012 season draws to close it is a season that Glenlogan Park can look back on with a sense of pride. The farm provided three Group One winners during the season with Woorim, Luckygray and Toorak Toff., Show A Heart will finish as the runaway winner of Queensland's Champion Sire award for the 4th consecutive year – being more than $1million clear of his nearest rival.
Three Glenlogan stallions will finish in the top four stallions in the state – with Falvelon and Bradbury's Luck both having huge impacts in the 2011-12 season. Show A Heart will be crowned Queensland's Champion 2YO Sire and finish in the Top 10 nationally.
Falvelon is currently 2nd on the 2YO Sire's list in Queensland. Bradbury's Luck's G1 winner Luckygray will be crowned Western Australia's Champion Racehorse.
Show A Heart's highly promising G2 winning colt Luke's Luck will be crowned Western Australia's Champion 2YO. And the list goes on …….
Glenlogan Park is a farm that is unquestionably making wonderful inroads into the national scene, and the influence looks destined to gain even more momentum with young gun sires like Real Saga, Red Element and Rothesay yet to be unleashed.
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