Vinery Stud’s stallion parades were a huge success with over 750 attending last weekend and there were another 2,100 hits to the first ‘live stream’ of the open days.
Vinery’s 10 sires all looked superb under perfect weather conditions in the Hunter Valley.
New boys Press Statement and Headwater were well received by broodmare owners and trainers Chris Waller and Michael Hawkes were on hand to add special comments with MC Adam White.
Champion jockey Hugh Bowman also took the opportunity to get reacquainted with Press Statement – they combined to win the G1 Caulfield Guineas, G2 Stan Fox and G2 Hobartville. “This horse is a star,” Bowman said. “I had to ride him out of his comfort zone in the Caulfield Guineas but his class came through.”
Michael Hawkes told breeders Headwater had shown ability from the outset. “He was never out of second gear first-up at Moonee Valley. He was a real professional and has got a speed-on-speed pedigree.”
And while Press Statement and Headwater will continue Vinery’s success into the future, elder statesmen Testa Rossa and Mossman weren’t about to be upstaged by the young guns.
Both stallions looked amazing on parade and they remain tremendous value at $16,500 (inc gst).
Champion sire More Than Ready heads the Vinery roster and his new-season three year-olds have started the season in superb form winning 8 races in August.
Vinery also showed off G1 VRC Lightning Stakes winner Snitzerland and her filly foal by Vinery champion All Too Hard. The filly is a favourite with the staff at Vinery after Snitzerland’s first foal last year was stillborn.
For further information on Vinery’s stallions, broodmare owners should contact Adam White (0414 800 918) and Conor Phelan (0437 842 852).