No doubt that Hillside can breed and raise a very very good filly!

It is an elite band of broodmares that graze the fertile paddocks at Hillside Thoroughbreds, Nagambie - hand chosen on the basis of superior type and pedigree.

And the results are there for all to see; in just a few years of operation Hillside is proving an outstanding source of quality winners. 

Whilst the oldest horses born at the boutique farm are five (sons and daughters of mares purchased in foal), the first born of purely Hillside planning are three - and what an impressive group they are!

Such as the Adelaide carnival bound last start Darren Weir trained Gr.2 Wakeful Stakes winner Tiamo Grace who made her way rapidly through the classes last spring.

And Whispering Brook, the wonderful Western Australian filly who became the first two-year-old since Bomber Bill to make a clean sweep of Perth's juvenile features; winning four stakes races in a row including the Gr.2 Karrakatta Plate and the Gr.3 WA Sires' Produce Stakes. Also proving her worth in the competitive Melbourne spring carnival, Whispering Brook was a gallant third in Global Glamour's Gr.1 1000 Guineas.

Moonee Valley debut winner Areti is another classy Hillside filly and others produced in that crop include the promising Classic Diva and the NZ Oaks nominated Corporate Missile.

No doubt that Hillside can breed and raise a very very good filly!

And then there is the NZ Derby bound Mongolian Wolf who has really looked the goods winning his last two.

Hillside's second totally home-bred crop are also off and running; two runners, two debut city winners!

First there was the exciting two-year-old King's Authority who so impressive racing away to a debut Flemington victory in mid-December.

And then in early February Something Violet (the final foal sired by the late great Commands), who travelled like the winner throughout, was a dominant winner over 1000m at Moonee Valley - the very same race that Areti won last year.

All up Hillside have sold 32 winners of 62 races and over $3.8 million with an average of over $123,000 per winner. 48% of their runners to date (noting that many are lightly raced youngsters) have been winners and they have enjoyed success on the tough Hong Kong circuit as well - House Of Fun (winner of three of his last five for the John Size stable) and Multimax (a five times Shatin winner) both creating a fine impression.

Strong supporters of the Melbourne Premier, Hillside have fared extra well at Oaklands; over four years at the sale providing 28 runners - 16 winners with an outstanding 25% city winners to runners strike rate! Their Premier yearlings have sold at an average of around $85,000 with winners averaging around $145,000.

And the best is still to come with last year's Melbourne Premier graduates in the capable hands of Michael Moroney, Robbie Griffiths, Peter Snowden, Peter Gelagotis and Mick Price.

It's the good judges inspecting and buying Hillside yearlings and they are bound to again be out in force at the 2017 Melbourne Premier with nine outstanding youngsters on offer...

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Article written by Kristen Manning

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Hillside Thoroughbreds
131 O'Neils Road, Nagambie VIC 3608 / Get route

PO Box 8620 Armadale VIC 3143
Phone: 03 9248 3100

Aaron Bott - Bloodstock Manager

0409 550 112 / email Aaron

Kerry Wisnewski - Farm Manager

0427 446 060 / email Kerry

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Situated in the heart of Victoria’s proven source of racing’s elite, no expense has been spared on making Hillside Thoroughbreds one of the nation’s most facility rich properties.

Equally important, Hillside Thoroughbreds can also lay claim to a highly professional team - both in terms of bloodstock selection and conception AND ensuring that horses under the farm’s guidance develop into what they were born to do.

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