Collingrove Brand to Shine at Premier

Sponsored Content - by Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 23

Daniel Brash and his team at Euroa based Collingrove Stud have been kept busy with parade inspections ahead of the 2021 Inglis Premier Sale where they will present 17 yearlings including a filly that has become a social media sensation.

“We’ve got a great draft this year for a variety of clients including Swettenham Stud and the quality and numbers are up on last year so we are looking forward to making our mark,” said Brash, who has worked in the racing and breeding industry for over 25 years.

“The Collingrove named has a great history of success from it’s association with the Hayes and Sangster families and I was delighted when Adam Sangster approached me with the idea of using it for my new business.”

The Collingrove draft features 17 yearlings including four by one of Victoria’s favourite sons in Toronado (IRE) and three by seven time Group I winner and Champion Older Horse Highland Reel (IRE), who is the sire of Lot 700, a filly that is turning heads wherever she goes.


Lot 700 - click for her page.

She is the fifth foal of Serene Diva, a two time winner by Desert King (IRE) from the family of stakes-winner Serene Star.

“We’ve had an amazing response to her through social media and she’s been popular in her physical inspections as she is a lovely filly with a great attitude even without her colouring,” said Brash.


“Her mother is a normal chestnut with minimal white and her sire Highland Reel is a very typical bay by Galileo, so we’re not entirely sure where it’s coming from.”




For those of us that remember Starspangledbanner up close and personal, the powerhouse chestnut did have a prominent white splash on his belly on the offside and he does come from the same female family as Highland Reel, so maybe in some weird genetic twist Lot 700 has a little of the ‘stardust’ in her too.


Additional highlights are below:

Lot 99 Colt Toronado (IRE) x Irish Rose, by Fastnet Rock



Lot 99 - click for page.

Full brother to promising two year-old Rusheen, a Bendigo winner from just two starts since the catalogue went to print. Second foal of blue-blood Fastnet Rock winner Irish Rose, a half-sister to Group II winner Tangles and stakes-winners Sebrose and Maules Creek from Group I New Zealand Oaks winner Bramble Rose. Bred on successful Toronado x Fastnet Rock nick that has produced six winners highlighted by stakes horses Laverrod and Sassy Salitage.

Lot 124 Colt Highland Reel (IRE) x Lady of Sorrento by Dubawi (IRE)

Lot 124 - click for page.

Half-brother to a winner from the family of current season Group I winner Elite Street and Group I VRC Newmarket Handicap winner Ruffles as well as Group winners Ateates, True Glo and Boss Lane.

Lot 134 Colt Pierro x Le Societe by Anabaa (USA)

Lot 134 - click for page.

Half-brother to stakes-placed Indiscretion from Group III placed Le Societe, a daughter of stakes-winner Ritzy Lady. Has a great mix of speed and stamina in the pedigree and a double cross of champion sire Zabeel as do Pierro’s Group I winners Pierata and Pinot.

Lot 187 Colt Toronado (IRE) x Miss Maggiebeel, by Magnus

Lot 187 - click for page.

Second foal of good Melbourne metro winner Miss Maggiebeel from the family of Group III winner Sophie’s Spirit. Bred on similar Toronado x Flying Spur cross to stakes-winner Still a Star.

Lot 255 Filly Siyouni x Princess Nia (IRE), by Accalamation

Lot 255 - click for page.

By champion French 2YO sire Siyouni and is his only filly in this sale. First foal of an imported winner from the family of US Group I winner Eddington.

See the full draft at Barn F 17 – 37.


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