Great Time in May 2021

Results for the INGLIS Gold Sale, weaning finally coming to a close and the breeding season for 2021 approaching.



Yearling Sales

Bombora Downs offerings at the Gold Sale were well received. We had the equal 2nd top lot sold on the first day with Lot 140 the Toronado (IRE) x Blue Grass Danni colt selling for $100,000. He was in demand for parades, and it was a credit to the yearling preparation how he coped with all the attention. Plus, he was excellent in the ring looking an absolute picture.


The last mob of weanlings will be completed in the next week, plus the last lot that need to be branded and DNAed will also be completed.

New Requirements for Traceability

Breed. Race. Trace. (link to Raceing Australia publication)

On the 1st May new Traceability Requirements were introduced for breeding horses. The changes will mostly take effect when updating the stud book with foals as the ownership of the mare will also need to be entered along with her location. Page 2 of the newsletter is the published update of the traceability requirements. If you are retiring a racehorse and then intend to breed, please let your trainer know that the stable return needs to indicate that the mare is going to the breeding barn. 


Early in May the mare CHERONKOH (x Cheron Maree) notched up her second win when saluting at Ballarat over 1400m. While in Port Augusta CAPTAIN BRIDGES (x Bella Mollie) became Warhorse’s 10th individual winner from his first crop, winning over 1100m.

JUNGLE SENSATION (x Sensational Jewel) was able to bring up her second win in early May, this time at Mornington over 1000m. She then followed that up with a luckless 5th at Cranbourne over the same distance. A new winner also emerged in May with SILVERBACK (x Silver Medal) saluting over 1100m in Darwin. 


Had a couple of debutantes in May, SAVVY DAN (x Savvy Kingstonette (NZ)) and QUICK ’N’ DANDY (x Quick Notice), both placing. DANCIN' DUDE (x Rockin’ Ransom) also brought up a placing. More wins must be just around the corner.

Had a stakes runner in AEROPORT (x Varone) but found the 1400m just a step too far on race day.


If you’re thinking about a stallion for your mare, don’t forget to give us a call. It is economical to go to a Bombora Downs stallion and we have sprinters, middle distance and staying stock.