Breed to Race – You Can Compete with the Best!

Tara Madgwick - Sunday August 29

The Listed MRC Heatherlie Stakes (1700m) at Caufield on Saturday was deep in quality with runners including Melbourne Cup winner Vow and Declare, Australian Derby winner Angel of Truth, VRC Oaks winner Miami Bound, G1 Metrop winner Mirage Dancer and expensive import English King (GB), bought for a whopping 925,000 guineas from the 2020 Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale, but victory went to a mare that is a flagbearer for breed to race owners.

No Effort wins the Listed Heatherlie Stakes - image Racing Photos.

A homebred for Monomeith Stud Farm as was her mother Hold the Lion, seven year-old Reward for Effort mare No Effort scored her first Black type success when taking out the Heatherlie.

She’s no one hit wonder, having built a great record over her career which started late given she was not broken in until she was well into her three year-old year.

With 10 wins and 12 placings from 44 starts and prizemoney approaching $700,000, No Effort has become the most successful horse by quite a margin in the first three dams of her pedigree page.


Going back further is the best of European staying blood which explains where she gets her stamina as her fourth dam Ripeck is a celebrated blue hen by Ribot that left six stakes winners headed by Group I winners Buoy (Epsom Coronation Cup) and Bireme (Epsom Oaks).

No Effort is the highest Australian stakes earner for Reward for Effort, who has long been a great friend to broodmare owners that breed to race.

The Blue Diamond winning son of Exceed and Excel stood for $11,000 in his first five seasons at Chatswood Stud before rising to $16,500 for his next four seasons and is now back at $11,000 as he was last year.

No Effort is one of eight stakes-winners for Reward for Effort, who runs at over 62% winners to runners and has had good success in Hong Kong where he has had 10 winners from 16 runners.

His sire Exceed and Excel is beyond the reach of most breeders standing at Darley at a fee of $132,000 and his high profile younger sire sons Bivouac, Microphone and Exceedance are likewise far above the budget of the breed to race demographic, with Reward for Effort offering the same bloodline with a proven record for success at a fraction of the price.




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Above is a list of all the Exceed and Excel sons available this spring and one to take note of is Reward for Effort’s full brother Outreach, who stands at Widden Stud at a fee of just $4,400.

With his oldest progeny just turned four, Outreach has already posted five winners since August 1 and his overall career stats show 35 winners from 80 runners highlighted by stakes-winner Turk Warrior and stakes-placed Outback Jack and Outbound.

Champion sire he is not, but becoming a reliable source of winners for breed to race broodmare owners he most definitely is.

Outreach is a Premium stallion, click for more information.



Race Result - Tile Importer Heatherlie Stks LR 1700m

Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 1:44.39
No Effort
T: Gavin Bedggood J: Beau Mertens 54
7m Reward For Effort (AUS) x Hold The Lion (AUS) (Lion Cavern (USA))
T: James Cummings J: D Oliver 55
5g New Approach (IRE) x Maid To Dream (GB) (Oasis Dream (GB))
Tralee Rose
T: Symon Wilde J: Craig Williams 54
5m Tavistock (NZ) x Star Of Tralee (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $50,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Cameron Cooke Bloodstock
T: A & S Freedman J: John Allen 58
5h Galileo (IRE) x Bye Bye Birdie (IRE) (Oasis Dream (GB))
Angel Of Truth
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Fred W Kersley 58.5
6g Animal Kingdom (USA) x Scarletini (AUS) (Bernardini (USA))
Scottish Dancer
T: Andrew Bobbin J: D Yendall 54
5g Dream Ahead (USA) x Strathspey (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $75,000
V:Woodpark Stud Mittagong NSW
B: Roll The Dice Racing/Darren Weir
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Book 2 $60,000
V:Stockwell Thoroughbreds Diggers Rest Vic
B: Woodpark Stud
Bartholomeu Dias
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Teodore Nugent 54
7g Mount Nelson (GB) x Lady Francesca (GB) (Montjeu (IRE))
Mirage Dancer
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: C Newitt 58.5
8h Frankel (GB) x Heat Haze (GB) (Green Desert (USA))
T: Aaron Purcell J: M J Dee 54
6g Galileo (IRE) x One Moment In Time (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
Inglis July (Late) Online Sale $30,000
V:Yulong Investments
B: Amy McDonald Racing Pty Ltd
Vow And Declare
T: D T O'Brien J: Damian Lane 60
6g Declaration Of War (USA) x Geblitzt (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Mosh Music
T: Archie Alexander J: D Moor 54
7m Moshe (AUS) x Dirt Music (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
Miami Bound
T: D T O'Brien J: B Prebble 57
5m Reliable Man (GB) x Arapaho Miss (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $120,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: O'Brien Thoroughbreds
English King
T: M D Moroney J: Jye McNeil 54
5h Camelot (GB) x Platonic (GB) (Zafonic (USA))
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: D W Stackhouse 55.5
7g Frankel (GB) x Tyranny (GB) (Machiavellian (USA))
Arty Lucas
T: Ms S Ferchie J: Josh Richards 54
7g Lucas Cranach (GER) x Galleriaborghese (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
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