Trusting retires to Patinack Farm

Group 2 winner Trusting will retire to Patinack Farm’s Queensland base at Canungra for the 2012 breeding season.  He will stand for a fee of $16,500.

Trusting (5h Tale of the Cat – Legible by Zabeel) won on debut and backed up two starts later for an outstanding G2 victory in the AJC Warwick Stakes (1400m).  He stayed in training and returned to career best form with commanding G2 victories in the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) and Hill Stakes (2000m) earlier this season.

“He’s always been the real deal,” trainer John Thompson said.  “He’s an awesome horse and is an absolute ball of energy.”

Bred by John Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds, Trusting was purchased by Patinack Farm for $300,000 at the 2008 NZ Bloodstock Premier yearling sale.  He is one of two winners from the G2 winning mare Legible.  She was acquired privately by Patinack Farm following the emergence of Trusting as a potential star.  The mare has a yearling full sister to Trusting by Coolmore sire Tale of the Cat.

Tale of the Cat was a late withdrawal from the shuttle service from Coolmore’s Kentucky base to Australia last year.  His Makybe based son Purrealist is already siring winners from his first crop and Arrowfield has given the sireline a boost by shuttling his G1 winning son Gio Ponti to the Hunter Valley this year.

Patinack Farm has enjoyed an amazing start to the 2011-12 season with its foundation sires Casino Prince and Husson (Arg) currently occupying the first two positions on the Australian first season sires’ premiership by a clear margin of earnings as well as individual winners.

Star colt All Too Hard has helped Casino Prince to lead by earnings while Husson is sitting comfortably in second spot by earnings but leads the table by winners with an impressive 9 individual winners from only 20 runners to date.

Classic winners Monaco Consul (NZ) and Lope De Vega (Ire) will cover their second books this year.  Lope De Vega’s first foals in Europe are receiving rave reviews.

Group winning sprinter Raheeb will transfer from Patinack’s NSW headquarters to Canungra while Murtajill will remain in the Hunter Valley on the back of some fantastic sales results from his first crop yearlings.


Casino Prince – $27,500
Lope De Vega (Ire) – $27,500
Husson (Arg) – $22,000
Murtajill – $16,500
Beautiful Crown (USA) – $16,500


Monaco Consul (NZ) – $19,800
Trusting – $16,500
Raheeb – $8,800
Wonderful World – $8,800
Teranaba – FOA