4 May 2024

Friday Wrap - Like London Buses

The sudden lull in the Australian racing world has been reignited by the introduction of not one but two brand new ownership opportunities with two unique perks. The newly released PSM partnership with Jahrome Hughes has been supplemented with the release of the Race For Rule Campaign. For key information on both packs make sure to keep reading.

In the Australian Racing world this weekend the focuses are on Brisbane and Adelaide, plus breeders continue to announce stallion fees and the upcoming weanling and broodmare sales begin to take shape.

Race For Rule Launches

The newly released Race For Rule Pack is one the team at BTX Racing is extremely proud of. The team at BTX Racing have been working closely with the Griffiths De Kock, the Cranbourne Turf Club and of course, Rule Prostate. The pack includes four promising yearlings: two colts and two fillies, bred by Ross & Brett Holburt to be trained by the Cranbourne-based Group 1 winning GDK team who are having one of their best-ever seasons. The team currently sits at 57 winners for the season at a winning strike rate of 15% as well as a place strike rate of 42.5%. A percentage of the funds initially raised by this syndicate and then a percentage of prizemoney earned by each horse will go towards supporting RULE’s investment in the Australian Prostate Centre (APC) in North Melbourne.



PSM Opportunity Of The Highest Quality

It’s like London Buses, nothing for a while and then two at once. That’s exactly what has happened here, as the racing industry takes a breath before the final crescendo of the Winter Carnival, BTX has launched two high-quality racing ownership opportunities for its valued customers. The PSM opportunity is two-pronged, with the prospect of a quality two-year-old by one of Australia’s dominant sires just the add-on to the prospect of owning alongside the Melbourne Storm’s star playmaker Jahrome Hughes. The pack presents perks for both Rugby League and Racing fans. The pack provides one of the best opportunities for ownership experience in the industry.

Ahab and Joffrey Showcase The Value Of Patience

Stayer’s Pack leaders Ahab and Joffrey have shown their potential at Ararat during the week. Joffrey, who began as a $31 shot is showing signs that the penny may be dropping. The Ciaron Maher team continue to step the pair up in distance and it continues to show improvement. The 2200m contest brought the best out of the stablemates with both settling better in the run and both running home much closer, Joffrey falling just 0.1 lengths from victory. The win gives extreme encouragement to current and future owners with confidence that as the name suggests, the further these horses run the better they will be. The runs come at a timely moment in the year. The improved runs align perfectly with the Warrnambool Jumps Carnival of which the Maher team originated. Could they both be there next year?

Until Valhalla To Target Scone

Following what is sure to be an extremely high rating Anzac Day contest when falling to highly touted Waterhouse and Bott galloper Redbreast, Until Valhalla will now target a number of options in mid-May. The notable target is a $160,000 BM72 at Scone during the famous Scone Carnival on the 18th of May.

Until Valhalla Ran Encouragingly On Anzac Day

Josh’s Preview

It’s a quiet week on the racing front. The South Australian Derby is the Group 1 of the day at Morphetville, the race has recently thrown up top-class performer Russian Camelot and multiple Group 1 winner Explosive Jack.

Breeding Nerds Heaven

We’re at the peak of the breeding season in Australia. In the next couple of weeks the Weanling and Broodmare Sales take centre stage. The Weanling Sales are a key indicator of who the next season’s hot sires are going to be as well as the type of quality they have produced.

The broodmare sales provide breeders with the opportunity to diversify their stocks as well as invest in the newest breeding trends. While the Inglis Chairman’s Sale will attract much of the attention for its grandeur and class, the National Broodmare Sale will undoubtedly attract the majority of the attention with the sale of I Am Invincible’s best daughter Imperatriz heading through the sale. Whilst unlikely to generate Winx filly numbers, the multiple Group 1 winner will undoubtedly sell for a multiple million dollar figure. To date only two Group 1 winning daughters of I Am Invincible have been sold at auction. Both fetching over $1M each.

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