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Turffontein, a leading Freshman Sire

Turffontein, a leading Freshman Sire

The impressive win by Turffontein two year old Hunters Grace (ex Catch The Storm by Hurricane Sky) in the $100,000 Inglis Vobis Gold Plate at Bendigo on Wednesday has catapulted his sire back amongst the leading freshman sires for the season. Following on from the excellent form shown by Turffontein’s daughter Fontein Ruby earlier this year, Hunters Grace’s facile 2.3 length romp in the 1000 metre Bendigo test was further proof of the raw talent possessed by the progeny of the multiple Group One winner. Having his fourth career start after previously showing obvious ability mixed in with immature tendencies, Hunters Grace put it all together at Bendigo showing terrific natural improvement and promising much for the future.

Congratulations to his owners John and Julie Sicari, trainer Daniel Kelly and jockey Dean Holland. A special congratulations also to breeders Wayne and Debbie Smith of Rangeview Park Thoroughbreds. They have a weanling full brother to Hunters Grace amongst their 2013 foal crop.


Turffontein is currently Victoria’s leading first season sire. His second crop of yearlings have been much admired this year and sold to $110,000 at the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. He has 12 lots in this weekend’s Vobis Gold Yearling Sale at Oaklands Junction.