The primary function of Hillside Thoroughbreds is to produce elite racehorses. It certainly has the fundamentals in place in terms of location, facilities and expertise, but it also has another important ingredient: sought after ‘families’ matched with the stallion elite.
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1 March & 26, 27, 28 February 2017
By a Group One winner out of a Group One winner, she hails from the first crop of an outstanding galloper whose first yearlings sold for up to $900,000 at the Magic Millions.
Bred on the highly successful High Chaparral/Danehill cross that has produced the big race winners Fenway, Pondarosa Miss and Free Eagle, she is a half-sister to three winners out of a terrific mare who won five races including the Doomben Cup, the Queen Of The South Stakes and the Doomben Roses.
Bred on a 4 X 4 cross of Sir Tristram, she is also line-bred to the Epsom Derby champ Shirley Heights.
Peter Ford: "A great looking filly who is the image of her dam. She has a terrific walk and a real sense of purpose. She has the structure and bloodlines to suggest that her aim would be the Classic 3Y0 Fillies races. Her sire Dundeel has been very well received so far, achieving a Magic Millions average of $272,000."
3/4 sister to the exciting Tiamo Grace, easy last start Wakeful Stakes winner.
Whilst that filly is by High Chaparral's son Monaco Consul this filly is by the same stallion's finest son who has made an exciting start to his stud career with the NZ 1000 Guineas winner La Diosa hailing from his first crop. Dam (by Anabaa who hails from the same prolific female line as High Chaparral) is an imported half-sister to the stakes winners Common World and Speciale and to the dams of this season's stakes winners Elegant Composure and I Am A Star (Group One Myer Classic).
This is the wonderful Fanfreluche family so well represented in this part of the world by Flying Spur and Encosta de Lago.
Peter Ford: "being a late foal she took a bit of catching up to the others but she has grown into a smart filly. Always eager with a brilliant attitude, she is a busy filly with a great overstep. She is by an up-and-coming ten times Group One winning sire from a great family that provides her with plenty of residual value. I think she will follow in the footsteps of her older 3/4 sister."
From the only Australian crop of a four times Group One winning son of the great Montjeu, she is a half-sister to exciting Moonee Valley debut winner Areti.
Her dam is an imported daughter of the triple Group winner Fabulous Hostess, also grandam of 2015 French and English Champion Older Miler Solow - winner of five Group One races. Boasting a 5 X 4 cross of Nureyev with an extra cross of that influential stallion's dam Special, she is also line-bred to the fine mares Almahmoud and Lalun.
Peter Ford: "this filly has some of the best bloodlines available in Australia. By an Epsom and Irish Derby winner from an outstanding Wertheimer family that has produced the exceptional Solow. She has taken some time but has blossomed into an exceptional athlete. She is fantastic at the walk with her 'I am going places' attitude."
Half-sister to the exciting juvenile King's Authority who was sold at last year's Melbourne Premier for $280,000 to Sun Bloodstock.
What a great impression he created racing away to an easy debut victory at Flemington in mid-December! Boasting a fascinating pedigree with a 4 X 4 Sadler's Wells cross supported by a 5 X 5 cross of the outstanding mare Where You Lead (grandam of Warning and Scenic), she is out of a stakes placed dual city winner from a speed family - one that descends from the influential matriarch Gondolette.
Peter Ford: "she is a well conformed filly with a great desire to please. She keeps lifting the bar with her work during her preparation and she is growing into a very stylish filly. Dream Ahead's sire statistics are very good and his dam was very fast. She is a must inspection."
Daughter of a half-sister to the Group Two winning successful stallion Domesday from the same branch of the prolific Best In Show family that produced the superstar two-year-old Xaar.
This is of course also the family of Snitzel's champion sire Redoute's Choice - giving this filly an exciting 6 X 5 Best In Show cross, one that is reinforced by a 4 X 4 cross of the influential stallion Storm Bird (to whom Snitzel's Group winners Time For War, Amorino and Snitzel Spirit are line-bred) and 6 X 7 cross of the Canadian Oaks heroine Flaming Page via her son Nijinsky II and grandson The Minstrel. Also at work here is the outstanding Redoute's Choice/Hussonet cross; the combination of those two stallions boasting a 72% strike rate and a massive 16.1% stakes winners to runners ratio.
Peter Ford: "she is a busy, sharp filly from one of the great families in the stud book. She is keen to please and gives the impression that she will run early. Her sire can do no wrong and her dam goes back to the great matriarch Best In Show."
Half-brother to the Inglis 2Y0 Premier-RL, 1200m winner Gold Force by an exciting first season stallion whose progeny sold up to $260,000 at the recent Magic Millions.
Boasting duplications of four influential mares (Natalma, Almahmoud, Fairy Bridge and Lalun) within seven generations, he is out of a half-sister to the triple Group One winner Mentality and to the dam of the stakes winners I'm All The Talk and Straturbo.
Peter Ford: " he is a strong impressive colt, well set up on his legs with great balance. The big improver of our draft, he is good at the walk with a terrific sense of purpose. A must see for colt buyers."
Bred on the same Medaglia d'Oro/Danehill cross as the Group One winners Vancouver and Astern, she is a half-sister to the highly promising Robbie Griffiths trained three-year-old Classic Diva out of an imported daughter of the wonderful sprinter Pipalong who was crowned UK Champion Older Sprinter and French Champion Older Female.
Classic Music is a full sister to Pipalong's Group Three winner Walk On Bye.
Peter Ford: "Every year you hope to breed one like this! Not only does she have the looks; her conformation is outstanding as is her attitude. She has everything you look for in a filly, good bone, a deep shoulder, great quarters, low hocks. She is our best yearling."
Out of a half-sister to the stakes winners Stokehouse and Malasun, she is out of a young mare whose first foal is the promising David Hayes trained three-year-old October Tutu. Hails from a strong Victorian family, one that produced one of the all time great W.S Cox Plate winners in Rubiton.
Peter Ford: "she is bred to be fast with her full brother running the fastest breeze-up time (10.26 seconds) recorded in Victorian last year - and she is a carbon copy of that colt. She is sharp with strong quarters and a good sense of purpose, a real early runner. The expectations for Sepoy were high but he is doing a reasonable job with 42 winners; two stakes winners and seven stakes placed."
Dam is a daughter of the Group One winning Centaine mare Critic from one of New Zealand's finest families - that of the big race winners Ocean Park, Courtza, Prince Kaapstad, Our Pompeii and O'Reilly.
An interesting aspect to his pedigree is the combination of Sepoy's sire Elusive Quality and Pins' sire Snippets... there have been six stakes winners from just 29 runners bred on this cross; an amazing 20.6% stakes winner ratio!
Peter Ford: "he the third foal of a mare from a wonderful family. He has a tough attitude, great balance and a sharpness about him. With his purposeful walk he could be the first winner from our draft."
28 & 29 February – 1 & 2 March 2016
Sunday 1st March 2015 - Wednesday 4th March 2015
Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Tuesday 13th January 2015
First foal of a placed daughter of Critic(NZ) G1 performer. Great NZ family that goes back to Hunza, Courtza, Ocean Park etc. By the successful 2yo sire Exceed & Excel who has the favourite for the Golden Slipper in Ottoman. She does everything quickly and gives the indication that she will run early.
Well grown colt with a great conformation and good bone. He is very much in the mould of his sire. he is from a listed performed Dr Fong mare from a family that can get plenty of winners. He is a fluid mover and has a great attitude to his work-a real trainers horse.
Well grown forward filly from the family of the Member’s Joy, Rosa’s Joy. She is a great type and has a walk and swagger that suggests she should be able to run. Everybody’s favourite.
Sunday 2nd March 2014 - Wednesday 5th March 2014
A sharp moving filly with a great attitude, from a half sister to Champion colt MENTALITY and to the dam of Gary Portelli’s Group winning filly I’M ALL THE TALK. This is a real trainers’ horse and the 2YO half brother was sold at the 2013 Melbourne Premier for $140,000.
Purchased by Robbie Griffiths for $75,000.
A strong, well developed colt out of the Group 2 winning mare FREESTYLE, he is very well balanced with good bone and temperament. Granddam STELLA ARTOIS was a multiple stakes winner and a half sister to 2013 stakes winner and multiple Group 1 placed, ALIYANA TILDE.
Purchased by Robert Smerdon for $68,000.
This is a really well grown colt for a first foal. By a proven source of speed, this colt’s dam is by More Than Ready and was a winner at two. Her half sister, APPREHEND is a stakes winner with 8 career victories (and over $500k in stakes) and both are out of the multiple stakes winner REGAL TOUCH. It all points to early speed!
Purchased by Jim Taylor W.A. for $42,500.
This filly is an attractive, balanced type with a very willing attitude. Her sire, Teofilo, is rapidly making headway in Australia after getting off to a highly promising start in the northern hemisphere. Meanwhile, this youngster is the second foal of a Tale of the Cat mare, who in turn is a half sister to this season’s multiple Group winner THUMP. Granddam, OOMPH had a Lope de Vega colt sold on the Gold Coast in January for $180,000.
Purchased by Robbie Griffiths for $40,000.
Half sister to 4 winners from a Danehill half sister to Champion Mare, HORLICKS ($3.1 million inc. Japan Cup) and dam of Melbourne Cup winner BREW, G2 winner BUBBLE and dam of Champion FIUMICINO. Always the biggest, strongest and ‘bossiest’ - and farm favourite - this filly is shaping into a real classic type ... as you would expect from such regal breeding.
Purchased by Greg Eurell for $60,000.
Near black with plenty of size and a great attitude, this colt is from of Victoria’s most prolific families and is looming as the sleeper of our draft. This colt’s dam was a handy performer ($115k+ in stakes) and is a half sister to G1 sprinter RIVER DOVE, plus the dams of G2 winner ONEWORLD, CROSS CURRENT and last season’s Group winners FIRST COMMAND and KULGRINDAH. Other close relations include G2 winning 2YO, WILLOW CREEK.
Purchased by Lloyd Kennewell & Cameron Cooke for $105,000.
One of the absolute stand outs at Melbourne ’14 - a must see! This near black colt is the spitting image of his sire who is one of the leading stallions in Australia with over 700 winners and 60+ stakes winners ... a tremendous source of precocious speed. Boasting a black type family, this colt is out of a Quest For Fame half sister to stakes winner and G1 placed 2YO, MY MIDDI. This is a cross which has already produced 6 stakes winners including G1 winners SKILLED and EREWHON.
Purchased by Prima Park Bloodstock NZ for $155,000.
A very neat filly who does everything quickly and gives the indication she will run fast and early. This filly is from the first crop of dual King’s Stand winner and highly popular stallion, Equiano, and is a half sister to 4 winners including 2YO stakes winner DIAMOND TO PEGASUS (6 wins). Other relations include Sydney Group winner ADVENTUROUS and Rory’s Jester stakes winner PERMAI, in turn the dam of multiple Melbourne stakes winner and G1 runnerup, PERMAISCUOUS.
Purchased by Shea Eden for $18,000.
A well balanced colt by a highly underrated sire and is arguably the nicest type of our entire draft. The colt’s dam is the Flemington Group winner, FUSS, who has now produced 6 winners from 6 to race including stakes winner and multiple Melbourne winner BACKBONE, in training with Mick Kent and a winner at his last start. Another of the half sister’s is the Robbie Griffiths trained Native Land who has won or placed in her only 3 starts and clearly has a big future. Is this 7 from 7?
Purchased Michael Wallace/Michael Freedman for $65,000