Rivers End Stud has announced it has purchased a controlling interest in Australian Derby (Gr 1) and Epsom Handicap (Gr 1) winner Clangalang¬†(Clang)¬†from Eliza Park and will be standing him in South Australia this season at ¬†Wellington in South Australia.
Clangalang sired his second stakeswinner recently when Eagle (4 g Unbeatable by Casual Lies) dead-heated the Group 1 Sprint Trophy at Penang last Sunday.
Clangalang‚Äôs grandsire Bellotto (USA)¬†is still alive and well at Rivers End. According to Steven Bois the son of Mr Prospector ‚Äòmay cover a few mares this year if he retains his current health status.‚Äô Other stallions standing at Rivers End Stud this year are Akhadan (Danehill), Devaraja (Sir Tristram) and Kurt (Dolphin Street)
Rivers End Stud is holding an open day on August 7.
Coolmore stallion Choisir (Danehill Dancer – Great Selection, by Lunchtime) was to the fore on Thursday with a winning double at the Bendigo and Rockhampton meetings.
Klitschko (Choisir – Eccentricity, by Noalcoholic) won the Callaghan Park Handicap (1050m) to produce the Queensland leg of the stallion’s double. Any Dream Will Do (Choisir – Hours A Day, by Jugah) completed the sire’s brace with his win in the TAB Sportsbet Handicap (1100m) at Bendigo.
Choisir’s pair of successes took his win tally for the season to 89.
Meanwhile, Oakside Park Stud resident Devaraja (Sir Tristram – Khaptivaan, by Adraan) enjoyed a double of his own at Thursday’s Balaklava fixture.
Our Lara (Devaraja – Isolated Action, by Marooned) began the stallion’s day with her win in the Dunlop Underlays Handicap (1100m). Just Tess completed the sire’s double with her success in the McLeay & Sons Carpets Handicap (1100m).
Local trainer Brian Mueller prepared both of Devaraja’s winners at Strathalbyn.