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Blue Gum Farm’s Multiple Group One winner Turffontein has pulled away from the competition to finish on top of the 2013-14 Victorian First Season Sires.
First Season Sires in Victoria:
|Stallion||Standing At:||13/14 Runners||No. Winners||No. Wins||Progneny Earnings||2014 Service Fee|
|Turffontein||Blue Gum Farm||11||2||2||$205,245||$7,700|
|Wanted||Eliza Park International||18||4||4||$176,365||$33,000|
|Von Costa de Hero||Darley||18||0||0||$47,405||$5,500|
As the winner of both the William Reid and the Rupert Clarke Stakes, Turffontein joined a small and illustrious club that had won this double previously. Only the great Manikato and the exceptional Canny Lass had been able to win these races in the same season before. Turffontien joined those greats of the track and now he has joined the likes of Noalcoholic (Fr), Rancho Ruler, Umatilla (NZ), Encosta De Lago, Statue Of Liberty (USA) and Elvstroem as Champion Victorian First Season Sires from their Blue Gum Farm base.
Turffontein has made a very promising start to his stud career. His leading first crop performer so far has been the highly consistent Melbourne winner Fontein Ruby (pictured). A last start Sandown winner, this Blue Gum Farm produced filly is well favoured at Flemington again tomorrow. Turffontein has also produced Hunters Grace who saluted in the rich Vobis Gold race at Bendigo in late April. Turned out shortly after, Hunters Grace should not be far off returning to the race track. Another very promising member of this first crop is the ultra-consistent Turfane. In five Melbourne two year old starts, this talented colt never finished further back than fourth and improved with each effort. He missed by just a whisker in his last start at Moonee Valley indicating that his entry in to the winners circle is very close indeed.
On the back of Turrfontein’s first crop promise, buyers were very keen to acquire members of his second crop with his fillies selling to $110,000 and his colts selling to $100,000. We would welcome your enquiry on Turffontein for the 2014 breeding season.Back