HomeAuthorAndrew Reichard, Author at Stallions

April 12, 2021
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THE South African pedigree guru Charles Faull was rather fond of saying “Every pedigree is a tutorial!”. His enthusiasm was infectious, his knowledge of breeding matters encyclopaedic, and there was much truth in his aphorism. Great thoroughbreds often have interesting pedigrees, in the sense that they can be instructive if close attention is paid, somewhat...

March 5, 2021
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First published May 2020 in BLUEBLOODS, to get this article when it’s first published and more subscribe here Long winning streaks are rare   It’s a little known fact that the most races mighty Manikato won in succession was four. Despite winning five successive William Reid S-Gr1, despite being one of the great champions of...

January 5, 2021
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The old story is that it takes 40 years of hard work and dedication to become an overnight success. Yarraman Park at Scone is an excellent case in point. Harry Mitchell elaborated recently, “Arthur and I have been very fortunate, after many years of hard work we now have a top commercial sire in I...

January 4, 2021
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It is my sad duty to report the passing of Jennifer Churchill at the age of 87 on Sunday 3rd of January. Jenny Churchill was a true stalwart of the thoroughbred breeding industry and undoubtedly one of its finest minds. She was a gifted journalist with a truly encyclopaedic knowledge of thoroughbred pedigrees. Over the...

January 4, 2021
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Steve and Eliza Grant established their Silverdale Farm just a few short years ago at Avoca in the fertile NSW Southern Highlands. Their plan was to become one of the nation’s leading commercial breeders and they have taken one of the biggest steps in the journey to making that dream a reality with the first...

January 4, 2021
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Newhaven Park has been breeding champions for four generations, studmaster John Kelly continues a proud tradition that has seen the Boorowa based farm send forth a list of winners of the great races on the Australian Turf Calendar that would require a separate article just to list. Suffice to say that it includes no less...

January 4, 2021
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If we had an Australian Racing Dictionary then Lyndhurst Stud Farm would surely have a one word definition – “winners.” Based at Warwick on Queensland’s fertile Darling Downs, Lyndhurst has been sending winners to Australian racetracks for over a century. Since its purchase in 1956 by the brothers Percy and Ted Kruger it has frequently...

December 29, 2020
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Evergreen Stud Farm sits on 500 well watered acres at Heatherbrae, fronting the Hunter River. Managing Director Tony Bott is one of the best known, most well respected figures in the industry, his wealth of knowledge and experience has overseen the success of Evergreen’s dual breeding and racing arms. He told Bluebloods, “I’ve seen just...

December 28, 2020
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Craig and Sue Anderson’s Amarina Farm was established in 2006 in partnership with Gavin Murphy and Catherine Donovan on 420 picturesque acres just outside the town of Denman is the Hunter Valley, on prime horse country. Craig Anderson is a true stalwart of the industry, his knowledge and experience of handling valuable thoroughbreds is second...

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