2018

Calanda Wins Listed Takeover Target Stakes

Friday, 12th January 2018

At Gosford on the NSW Central Coast, Arrowfield Stud's incumbent Champion and current leading Australian Sire Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a black-type success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding Calanda (Snitzel- Speedy Bell, Brocco) opened his stakes account in the $150,000 Listed Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs +, defeating stable-mates Supreme Effort & Oxford Poet. Calanda improved his record to 6 wins (including the Inglis Sprint) and 3 placings (including the Gr3 BTC George Moore Stakes) from 16 starts for $544,450 in earnings. Jockey Blake Shinn commented: "He fought very hard over the final 100 metres. It was a good win. It's nice to win in these colours [the China Horse Club colours]," he said. Purchased by Newgate Farm in conjunction with China Horse Club, Calanda fetched $200,000 at the 2015 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale from the Yarraman Park draft. He is the eighth foal to race from the Listed AJC Gimcrack Stakes winner Speedy Bell, dam also of Gr3 Adrian Knox Stakes winner Speedy Natalie and Listed Jungle Dawn Classic winner Silverstream.

2017

Silverstream Wins Gr3 AJ Scahill Stakes

Monday, 18th December 2017

At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Emirates Park Stud's & Aquis Farm's Gr1 Australian Guineas winning stallion Al Maher (Danehill-Show Dancing, by Don't Say Halo) added a Group race success when 6YO Australian-bred mare Silverstream (Al Maher-Speedy Bell, by Brocco) let down with a powerful late run to overhaul her rival in the $250,000 Gr3 AJ Scahill Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, defeating Properantes & Django. Silverstream, who is a full-sister to Gr3 winner Speedy Natalie, improved her record to 9 wins (including the Gr2 Lee Steere Stakes, Gr3 Northerly Stakes & Listed Jungle Dawn Classic) and 5 placings from 26 starts for $703,400 in earnings. Raced by prominent WA breeder Bob Peters, Silverstream was a $320,000 purchase at the 2103 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Yarraman Park Stud.

Gr1 Kingston Town Classic Field & Barriers

Wednesday, 6th December 2017

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the final Group 1 race of the year, the $1 million weight-for-age Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot racecourse in Perth this Saturday. Black Heart Bart, who will be chasing his sixth Group 1 victory, is the current $3.40 TAB fixed odds favourite for the race, ahead of Godolphin import It's Somewhat at $4.60 and local mare Perfect Jewel at $6. Perennial bridesmaid Tom Melbourne is the only other runner under double figure odds at $8. The field is:

  1. BLACK HEART BART (Darren Weir-Brad Rawiller) 59kg (1)
  2. IT’S SOMEWHAT (James Cummings-Brenton Avdulla) 59kg (11)
  3. GREAT SHOT (Rhys Radford-Craig Staples) 59kg (12)
  4. TOM MELBOURNE (Chris Waller-Damien Oliver) 59kg (7)
  5. POUNAMU (Alan Mathews-Patrick Carbery) 59kg (8)
  6. MATERIAL MAN (Justin Warwick-Mitchell Pateman) 59kg (6)
  7. ALL OUR ROADS (Chris Waller-Michael Walker) 59kg (14)
  8. LIFE LESS ORDINARY (Chris Waller-Douglas Whyte) 59kg (5)
  9. GATTING (Darren Mcauliffe-Lee Newman) 58.5kg (13)
  10. SILVERSTREAM (Adam Durrant-Brad Parnham) 57kg (15)
  11. COSMIC STORM (Grant & Alana Williams-Glenn Smith) 57kg (3)
  12. ROYAL STAR (Grant & Alana Williams-Jarrad Noske) 56.5kg (10)
  13. ACHERNAR STAR (Simon Miller-Chris Parnham) 52kg (4)
  14. MONEY MAHER (Daniel & Ben Pearce-J Azzopardi) 52kg (2)
  15. PERFECT JEWEL (Grant & Alana Williams-William Pike) 50kg (9)

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Black Heart Bart (image: Mark Gatt)

Gr1 Railway Stakes Field & Barriers

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the 131st running of the $1 million Gr1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot racecourse in Perth this Saturday. Defending champion and local star Scales Of Justice is currently the $5.50 TAB favourite for the race, ahead of 5-time Gr1 winner Black Heart Bart at $6 and Gr1 performer Tom Melbourne at $7. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Supply And Demand is the only other runner under double figure odds at $8. The final field is:

  1. BLACK HEART BART – 59kg (8)
  2. SCALES OF JUSTICE - 57.5 kg (13)
  3. TOM MELBOURNE – 55kg (1)
  4. SUPPLY AND DEMAND - 54.5kg (19)
  5. ULMANN - 54.5kg (5)
  6. GREAT SHOT – 53.5kg (11)
  7. SILVERSTREAM - 53.5kg (20)
  8. ALL OUR ROADS – 53kg (18)
  9. COSMIC STORM – 53kg (16)
  10. DISPOSITION – 53kg (10)
  11. GATTING – 53kg (3)
  12. MATERIAL MAN – 53kg (12)
  13. OBSERVATIONAL – 53kg (6)
  14. POUNAMU – 53kg (14)
  15. SOVEREIGN NATION – 53kg (15)
  16. VARIATION – 53kg (4)
  17. TRADESMAN – 53kg (1st emergency) (9)
  18. ROYAL STAR – 53kg (2nd emergency) (17)
  19. BOLLYWOOD BLITZ – 53kg (3rd emergency) (2)
  20. TONKATUFF – 53kg (4th emergency) (7)

Final Gr1 Railway Stakes Field

Tuesday, 21st November 2017

The final field has been declared for the 131st running of the $1 million Gr1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot racecourse in Perth this Saturday. The barrier draw will be conducted today commencing at 4:30pm (7:30pm AEDT) and will be telecast live on Sky Racing. The final field is:

  1. BLACK HEART BART – 59kg
  2. SCALES OF JUSTICE - 57.5 kg
  3. TOM MELBOURNE – 55kg
  4. SUPPLY AND DEMAND - 54.5kg
  5. ULMANN - 54.5kg
  6. GREAT SHOT – 53.5kg
  7. SILVERSTREAM - 53.5kg
  8. ALL OUR ROADS – 53kg
  9. COSMIC STORM – 53kg
  10. DISPOSITION – 53kg
  11. GATTING – 53kg
  12. MATERIAL MAN – 53kg
  13. OBSERVATIONAL – 53kg
  14. POUNAMU – 53kg
  15. SOVEREIGN NATION – 53kg
  16. VARIATION – 53kg
  17. TRADESMAN – 53kg (1st emergency)
  18. ROYAL STAR – 53kg (2nd emergency)
  19. BOLLYWOOD BLITZ – 53kg (3rd emergency)
  20. TONKATUFF – 53kg (4th emergency)

Silverstream Wins Gr2 Lee Steere Stakes

Monday, 13th November 2017

At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia, Emirates Park Stud's & Aquis Farm's Gr1 Australian Guineas winning stallion Al Maher (Danehill-Show Dancing, by Don't Say Halo) added a Group race success when 6YO bay mare Silverstream (Al Maher-Speedy Bell, by Brocco) unwound a powerful run to overwhelm her rivals in the $250,000 Gr2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, defeating Great Shot & Scales Of Justice. Silverstream, who is a full-sister to Gr3 winner Speedy Natalie, improved her record to 8 wins (including the Gr3 Northerly Stakes & Listed Jungle Dawn Classic) and 5 placings from 24 starts for $552,300 in earnings. Raced by prominent WA breeder Bob Peters, Silverstream was a $320,000 purchase at the 2103 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Yarraman Park Stud. Peters confirmed Silverstream would now head to the $1 million Gr1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in a fortnight.

Silverstream Wins Gr3 Northerly Stakes

Monday, 23rd October 2017

At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia, Emirates Park Stud's & Aquis Farm's Gr1 Australian Guineas winning stallion Al Maher (Danehill-Show Dancing, by Don't Say Halo) added a Group race success when 6YO bay mare Silverstream (Al Maher-Speedy Bell, by Brocco) unwound a strong run from midfield to claim a narrow win in the $150,000 Gr3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) for 4YO+, defeating Great Shot & Tradesman. Silverstream, who is a full-sister to Gr3 winner Speedy Natalie, improved her record to 7 wins (including the Listed Jungle Dawn Classic) and 5 placings from 23 starts for $400,300 in earnings. Raced by prominent WA breeder Bob Peters, Silverstream was a $320,000 purchase at the 2103 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Yarraman Park Stud.

Meteoroid Wins Listed Birthday Stakes

Monday, 9th October 2017

bay mare Meteoroid (Northern Meteor-Benatar, by Distant Music) prevailed in a tight photo finish to win the $100,000 Listed Birthday Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, defeating Silverstream & Rebel King. Meteoroid, a $90,000 purchase at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Kitchwin Hills, improved her record to 8 wins (including the Listed Belmont Newmarket) and 6 placings (including the Listed WATC Jungle Mist Classic) from 20 starts for $300,590 in earnings.

2016

Calanda Wins Inglis Sprint

Monday, 19th December 2016

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Calanda marked himself as a horse of the future when winning the $250,000 Inglis Sprint (1100m) at Randwick on Saturday. A 3YO son of Arrowfield stallion Snitzel, Calanda made it two wins from four starts when sprinting home strongly along the fence to score by 1.5 lengths over Geneteau and Manuel. Part-owner Henry Field, of Newgate Farm, wasn't surprised with the result, but believes Calanda won't reach his full potential until he gets over more ground. "He was a very athletic horse from the beginning and he always struck us as a seven-furlong-to-a-mile horse so for him to be doing this over five-and-a-half to six furlongs is nice,'' Field said. "A horse like him you'd typically have sent out and be getting ready for the autumn but when Inglis put on races like this for $250,000, you have to go for them." he added: "He'll go for a break now. One target we thought was the Inglis Guineas at Scone in May, then onto Brisbane. After that, who knows.'' Newgate Farm bought Calanda in conjunction with China Horse Club for $200,000 at last year's Inglis Easter Yearling Sale from the Yarraman Park draft. Calanda is the eighth foal to race from the Listed AJC Gimcrack Stakes winner Speedy Bell (Brocco), dam also of Gr3 Adrian Knox Stakes winner Speedy Natalie and Listed Jungle Dawn Classic winner Silverstream.

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Calanda (image: Steve Hart)

Cosmic Storm Wins Listed Starstruck Classic

Monday, 19th December 2016

At Ascot in Perth, West Australia, Darley's 2006 Champion 2YO Colt & 2007 Gr1 Kentucky Derby-winning shuttler Street Sense (Street Cry-Bedazzle, by Dixieland Band) added a black-type success when 5YO mare Cosmic Storm (Street Sense-Stormy Nova, by Metal Storm) scored by 0.35 length for trainers Grant & Alana Williams in the $100,000 Listed Starstruck Classic (1600m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, over 5YO mare and stable-mate Silverstream (Al Maher-Speedy Bell, by Brocco) & 5YO mare Antique Dream (Redoute's Choice-Antique, by Metal Storm). Cosmic Storm improved her record to 6 wins (including the Listed Jungle Mist Classic & Listed Belmont Oaks) and 5 placings (including the Gr3 WATC La Trice Classic) from 13 starts for $368,300 earnings. A homebred for prominent WA owners and breeders Bob & Sandra Peters, Cosmic Storm is out of the talented Metal Storm mare Stormy Nova, winner of the Gr3 WATC Champion Fillies Stakes and Gr3 Lee Steere Classic.

Silverstream Wins Listed Jungle Dawn Classic

Monday, 5th December 2016

At Ascot in Perth, West Australia, Emirates Park Stud stallion Al Maher (Danehill-Show Dancing, by Don't Say Halo) added a black-type success when 5YO mare Silverstream (Al Maher-Speedy Bell, by Brocco) scored a surprise 0.5 length win for trainers Grant & Alana Williams in the $100,000 Listed Jungle Dawn Classic (1400m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, over 6YO mare I'm Feeling Lucky (Bletchley Park-Twinkle Toes, by Danehill) & Krakka Vision (Trade Fair-Corporate Vision, by Corporate Raider). Silverstream, who is a full-sister to Gr3 winner Speedy Natalie, improved her record to 6 wins and 2 placings from 19 starts for $239,400 earnings. Raced by prominent WA breeder Bob Peters, Silverstream was a $320,000 purchase at the 2103 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Yarraman Park Stud.

Perth Stars Ready After Trials

Wednesday, 5th October 2016

Owner Bob Peters has given stable stars Perfect Reflection, Disposition and Neverland the green light to launch their campaigns in Saturday week's Gr3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) at Ascot after the trio trialled over 950 metres at Lark Hill on Monday, reports the West Australian. Gr1 winner Perfect Reflection was given an easy time when second (beaten 11.5 lengths) to stable-mate Battle Hero, with Neverland finishing in third, while dual Gr1 placegetter Disposition was third behind stable-mate Silverstream and talented sprinter Smoko in another heat. "We had a few trial better than expected," Peters said. "Battle Hero was good and Silversteam improved." He added: "They're all ready to go to the races."

Lucky Street Wins Listed Miss Andretti Stakes

Monday, 18th January 2016

At Ascot in West Australia, Mungrup Stud's Gr3-winning stallion Oratorio (Stravinsky-Express A Smile, by Success Express) added a Group success when 3YO colt Lucky Street (Oratorio-Rumours, by Umatilla) scored by 0.25-length for trainer Trevor Andrews in the $100,000 Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+, over 4YO gelding First Among Equals (Exceed and Excel-Pride of the Class, by Volksraad) & 4YO mare Silverstream (Al Maher-Speedy Bell, by Brocco). Lucky Street, who was purchased by his trainer Trevor Andrews for $75,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale from the draft of Mungrup Stud, took his record to 6 wins (including the Gr2 Karrakatta Plate, Listed Perth Stakes & Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic) and 2 placings from 11 starts for $782,850 earnings.

2015

Sheidel Wins Listed RS Crawford Stakes

Monday, 7th December 2015

At Ascot in West Australia, dual Gr1-winning former Coolmore shuttler Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill-L'On Vite, by Secretariat) added a black-type success when 4YO mare Sheidel (Holy Roman Emperor-Laventour, by Metal Storm) scored by 0.5-length for trainer David Harrison in the $100,000 Listed RS Crawford Stakes (1000m) for 4YO+, over fellow 4YO mare Silverstream (Al Maher-Speedy Bell, by Brocco) & 7YO gelding Shining Knight (Blackfriars-Cool Business, by Key Business). The consistent Sheidel took her record to 10 wins (including the Listed Jungle Mist Classic) and 2 placings from 14 starts for $584,500 earnings.

Final Gr1 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Barriers

Wednesday, 18th November 2015

The field has been finalised for the 64th running of the $1 million Gr1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday. The final field with barriers is:

1. BUFFERING (Robert Heathcote-Damian Browne) 58.5kg (10)

2. FAST 'N' ROCKING  (D Hayes & T Dabernig-Damian Lane) 58.5kg (3)

3. WATERMANS BAY (Daniel Morton-Steven Arnold) 58.5kg (11)

4. SHINING KNIGHT (Grant Williams-William Pike) 58.5kg (2)

5. DAWN APPROACH (Vaugh Sigley-Takahide Ikenushi) 58.5kg (15)

6. ROMMEL (Neville Parnham-Steven Parnham) 58.5kg (8)

7. ROCK MAGIC  (Chris Gangemi-Jarrad Noske) 58.5kg (6)

8. AKHEDASSET (Dion Luciani-Glenn Smith) 58.5kg (13)

9. LIBERTY'S GEM (Simon Miller-Peter KNuckey) 58.5kg (5)

10. CHECKPOINT (Neville Parhnam-Brad Parnham) 58.5kg (9)

11. MADASSA (Lindsey Smith-Lucy Warwick) 58.5kg (14)

12. SUJET (Simon Miller-Craig Williams) 58.5kg (16)

13. MAGNIFISIO (Vaughn Sigley-Jason Brown) 56.5kg (17)

14. COOL TRADE (Alan Mathews-Patrick Carbery) 56.5kg (1)

15. SHEIDEL ** SCRATCHED **

16. LUCKY STREET  (Trevor Andrews-Shaun McGruddy) 53.5kg (12)

17e. SILVERSTREAM (Grant Williams-Damien Oliver) 56.5kg (7)