Valentia's Paella

Media Release - Monday June 1

The history of the Paella is much like the history of the Yorkshire Hotpot or the Hungarian Goulash.  It’s a peasant’s meal that utilises local ingredients and leftovers to create a dish that can happily feed a hungry family returning from the fields.

The Paella originated from Valencia and much like the city’s namesake, Group Two winner VALENTIA is on the brink of making something out of nothing.

Valentia

Currently sitting in 16th position in the First Season Sire’s table and with a sole winner from only 5 runners, this is a story of a inexpensive stallion that produced 50 live foals from his first crop and off a $7,700 service fee.

Despite being a million dollar yearling by Fastnet Rock, VALENTIA was unable to land that coveted Group One which means less attention from the types of mares that help to make a stallion.
 

Recent first start winner, LAND OF VALENS was a Magic Millions graduate and VALENTIA’s most expensive yearling at $130,000. He was the 6th Foal of a Singspiel mare that won the Group 3 Millie Fox and entered into the Gerald Ryan stable as the “Number 1 draft pick” for the stallion.

Connections are planning further success both in town and hopefully in Stakes company. Read about his win here.


Beyond Land of Valens there is a quiet rumbling that this stallion might be a little more pre-potent than the mares that he received in his 1st year at stud.
 
On the last Wednesday in Autumn EXALTED FIRE sat deep, raced green and off the pace and should have won at Balaklava, while we at Cornerstone spent the entire Autumn watching the Anthony Cummings trained FAYERRA deliver consistent effort, after consistent effort at the elite level and providing her sire with a 4th in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes and a placing in the Listed Fernhill Stakes.
 
We also wait with eager anticipation for the debut run for the Michael Costa trained HARVESTA (ex. Accuse), that has shown promise in both jumpouts to date.

So, if you are contemplating a deal with upside and don’t know what to order…. please consider VALENTIA at an advertised fee of $5,500.

Furthermore, mention this press-release before the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and Cornerstone will give you a VALENTIA nomination at a special 40% discount ($3,300 inc GST).

 

Advertisment
More Reading...
Cinderella's Dream Proves a Nightmare for William Buick
An extraordinary spectacle unfolded overnight at Meydan during the Listed UAE One Thousand Guineas, revealing not only the exceptional talent of the winning horse but also showcasing the remarkable horsemanship of William Buick.
Bandi's Boy Books His Ticket for Newhaven Park Country Championships Final
It may not quite have risen to the excitement of watching the Prized Icon filly Tropical Squall win the Group 1 Surround Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. Still, Kooringal Stud had plenty to cheer about when Bandi's Boy, a son of The Brothers War (USA), booked his ticket to the $1,000,000 Newhaven Park Country Championships final at Randwick on April 6 when winning the $150,000 qualifier at Moru
Sires With Winners - Friday March 1
Here is the full list of 45 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Great First Day for Crossley Thoroughbreds
It’s been an exciting week for first time Inglis Premier vendor Mitch Pearce with Crossley Thoroughbreds presenting a lovely draft of yearlings, but the real proof of the pudding comes in the sale ring and day one was a ripper.
Blue Gum Farm Sell $650,000 Premier Top Lot Day 1
A Snitzel filly from a family synonymous with the Premier Yearling Sale and race day success topped today’s opening day action of the 2024 sale at Oaklands.
$460,000 for Justify Filly Bred on Magic Cross
Twin Hills Stud consigned the only yearling to be offered at Inglis Premier bred on the same cross as Golden Slipper favourite Storm Boy being by Justify (USA) from a daughter of Fastnet Rock and they were well rewarded when she sold for $460,000 on Sunday to Clinton McDonald Racing / Shane McGrath.
One To Watch - Pakenham
Few debutants make a stronger statement than the Toronado (IRE) gelding Moby Dick, who put a field of thirteen maidens to the sword over 1200m at Pakenham on Sunday.
G1 Pedigree Watch – Nicks That Click
There were four Group I races run in Australasia on Saturday and two of those winners are new G1 winners and both have added further gloss to a couple of exceptional nicks that run at 10.7% SW to runner and 14% SW to runner.
Sires With Winners - Sunday March 3
Here is the full list of 46 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Moody Happy with $650,000 Filly and $525,000 Colt
Peter Moody is feeling happy to get to the end of the first session of the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale having already secured what he thought were the colt and filly of the sale.