latest News on Blue Gum Farm

She Will Reign sensational in Moir win   04-10-2017
Not even trainer Gary Portelli thought She Will Reign had got up to win Friday night's Group I Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley with the star filly turning in a scintillating performance which catapulted her to equal favouritism for The Everest.Ridden .......
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What a draft!   23-08-2017
Blue Gum Farm’s 2016 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale draft certainly was a magnificent collection of young horses. Grossing $4,710,000, it is the highest grossing draft ever at a Melbourne Premier sale and by well over $1,000,000 too.Selling them for.......
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Manhattan Rain's son eyeing off Group One riches!   11-08-2017
Runaway's success to break his maiden at Canterbury has Tulloch Lodge eyeing a possible assault on the Group I Spring Champion Stakes.The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained colt was rarely tested over the 1550 metres on Wednesday to finish ahead of a g.......
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She Will Reign Looking the Goods!   07-07-2017
JustRacing.com.au's Richard Callander called in to Warwick Farm racecourse on Thursday morning to hear trainer, Gary Portelli's thoughts on the return of champion two-year-old She Will Reign to training. Source Portelli Racing & https://justracing.c.......
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Hecta strikes VOBIS Gold Success   08-05-2017
At the recently completed Vobis Gold Yearling Sale, Blue Gum Farm had a record gross of $453,000 for the 14 yearlings it sold. Another fine result indeed and one that means the farm now holds the record gross for a consignment to the Inglis Premier Yearlin.......
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Tenth Stakeswinner for Manhattan Rain   08-05-2017
Set to stand at Blue Gum Farm in Victoria this spring, Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign's sire Manhattan Rain added a new juvenile stakes-winner to his tally at Morphettville on Saturday in Indian Thunder, who has a sibling headed to the 2017 Inglis Sc.......
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2017 Service Fees   27-04-2017
We are delighted to announce the service fees for our stallions in the upcoming season.   Manhattan Rain (2006 by Encosta De Lago ex Shantha’s Choice by Canny Lad)Superbly bred, Group One winning 2yo who has sired this year’s Group On.......
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Turffontein winners just keep coming   06-04-2017
The progeny of Blue Gum Farm stalwart Turffontein continue on their winning way with eight individual winners in the last two weeks. These include last Saturday’s $110,000 Catanachs Jewellers Gold Bracelet winner Give Us A Go, Peter Morgan’s co.......
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Ah those Golden Slippers   01-04-2017
After allowing ourselves a couple of weeks to enjoy She Will Reign’s magnificent victory in this year’s Golden Slipper, it is interesting now to reflect on her sire Manhattan Rain’s connection with the world’s richest two year old r.......
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The Encosta De Lago Legacy to Continue for Victoria and Blue Gum Farm   03-02-2017
It is with great excitement and anticipation that Blue Gum Farm announces the relocation of Encosta De Lago's impeccably credentialed son Manhattan Rain to Victoria.As a racehorse Manhattan Rain was a Group One winning 2YO of the AJC Sires Produce Stakes. .......
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The Turffontein train rolls on   21-12-2016
The old adage that actions speak louder than words is so true and never more so than when discussing the thoroughbred breeding and racing industry. We thought we would take this opportunity to highlight the terrific actions on the racetrack of the progeny .......
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Another First Crop Group Winner   30-07-2016
Blue Gum Farm shuttler Canford Cliffs (IRE) sired an impressive new stakes-winner overnight in the UK with talented three year-old filly Al Jazi (Pictured) winning the Group III Queens Plate at Goodwood.Owned by Al Shaqab Racing and trained by Francois Roh.......
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2016 Service Fees   26-04-2016
We are delighted to announce the service fees of our stallions for this upcoming season.   Canford Cliffs (Ire)World Champion Miler and five time Group One winner. 35 individual two year old winners from his first European crop in 2015 including .......
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Blue Gum Farm's Steady Rise!   22-03-2016
After the 2013 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Blue Gum’s Philip Campbell sat down with a small number of trusted advisors and put in place some strategies to get the farm back where he wanted it to be. Blue Gum Farm had topped sales and sold many h.......
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Blue Gum Farm's Record Sale   04-03-2016
A lot of thought, time and effort goes into getting a thoroughbred yearling ready to go to an auction ring. There is stallion selection followed by conception, foaling down, weaning and raising, all painstakingly done over 18 months before embarking on the.......
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2016 MELBOURNE PREMIER YEARLING SALE   03-12-2015
With our record 2015 draft still fresh in our minds it is with great anticipation that we now direct our attention to the sales preparation of our 2016 Melbourne Premier Yearling draft.All here at Blue Gum Farm are very excited about this group of horses a.......
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Half Sister for Black Caviar   18-11-2015
Gilgai Farm have Tweeted a picture of the half-sister to Group I superstars Black Caviar and All Too Hard.Born on October 15, the bay filly from star producer Helsinge is by exciting young sire Canford Cliffs (IRE), who shuttles from Coolmore in Ireland to.......
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Turffontein Filly Fresh For Group One Moir Stakes   28-08-2015
Fresh from winning a second Victorian 2YO sires’ title, Blue Gum Farm champion Turffontein can claim his first Group 1 when his daughter, Fontiton, resumes in the Moir Stakes (1000m) on October 2 at Moonee Valley.Fontiton won the G3 Blue Diamond Prev.......
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Canford Back With Even Greater Credentials   13-08-2015
Canford Cliffs has just arrived back at Philip and Patti Campbell's Blue Gum Farm from his Irish base at the famed Coolmore Stud. Canford Cliffs has been shuttling to his Euroa base for the past three seasons with the reputation of being a World Champion r.......
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First World War   12-08-2015
The first foal by Blue Gum Farm’s beautifully credentialed young stallion War has been born at respected Victorian breeder Leanne Smith’s Bucklee Farm.The striking colt out of the unraced Al Maher mare Irradiated, who is a ¾ sister in bl.......
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19th Winner for Canford Cliffs   07-08-2015
Waritta (GB) (pictured) became the 19th first-crop winner by Blue Gum Farm shuttler Canford Cliffs in the Prix de Saint-Germain Des Fosses (1400m) on Thursday. Racing for just the second time for owner-breeder Jean-Etienne Dubois, she won by two lengths f.......
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Third Stakes winner for Canford Cliffs   05-08-2015
Blue Gum Farm’s high achieving young shuttler Canford Cliffs (IRE) added a third stakes-winner to his tally when two year-old filly Aktoria won the Listed Prix Six Perfections at Deauville in France overnight.Placed in three of her four previous star.......
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Business as Usual for Canford Cliffs   27-07-2015
The amazing winning run in Europe for Blue Gum Farm shuttler Canford Cliffs (IRE) continued at the weekend with his seventh winner in eight days arriving overnight at the Carlisle meeting with a debut victory for Silhuette.The Anne Duffield trained filly b.......
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Five Winners in Four Days   23-07-2015
With five winners in the past four days, Blue Gum Farm shuttler Canford Cliffs (IRE) is riding the crest of a winning wave bringing his first crop tally to 14 winners in the Northern Hemisphere.Royal Ascot hero Canford Cliffs sired two new winners at Maiso.......
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Winners Keep Coming for Canford   21-07-2015
First season sire and Blue Gum Farm shuttler Canford Cliffs (Tagula) sired two new winners at Maisons-Laffitte on Sunday, taking his total tally to 11 winners. The first of his progeny to win was Al Jazi (2 f ex Rainbow Crossing by Cape Cross), who won a m.......
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Winners Flow for Canford Cliffs   16-07-2015
Zoffany (IRE) is not the only young shuttle sire making waves with his first runners in Europe this year with Blue Gum Farm’s Canford Cliffs (IRE) posting his ninth winner overnight in the UK.Trainer David Barron predicted a bright future for the Can.......
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Second Stakes Winner for Canford Cliffs   03-07-2015
24 hours after siring his first stakes-winner Painted Cliffs, Royal Ascot hero Canford Cliffs (IRE) was at it again with his talented filly Most Beautiful (Pictured) taking out the Group III Grangecon Stud Stakes at The Curragh.The David Wachman trained fi.......
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First Stakes Winner for Canford Cliffs   28-06-2015
Royal Ascot hero Canford Cliffs (IRE), a regular shuttler to Blue Gum Farm in Victoria, sired his first stakes-winner overnight in Ireland when two year-old colt Painted Cliffs captured the Group II Railway Stakes at The Curragh.The Aidan O'Brien trained c.......
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Sarfariann Remains Unbeaten   10-06-2015
It is not easy to win your first race start then back up against tougher opposition, just eight days later, and win again. It is even more difficult to do so if you are only a two year old! But that is exactly what trainer Colin Little’s very talente.......
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Stakes Potential for Canford Cliffs Winner   02-06-2015
Blue Gum Farm shuttler Canford Cliffs (IRE) had an impressive winner at the weekend in Ireland Most Beautiful scoring a stylish victory at Navan.The David Wachman-trained filly, who had finished a promising fourth on her racecourse debut, is now set to ste.......
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2015 Service Fees Set   27-04-2015
We are delighted to announce the service fees of our stallions for this upcoming season.     Canford Cliffs (Ire) World Champion Miler and five time Group One winner. First European 2yos this year. Consistent Melbourne Premier Yearling re.......
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Turffontein's 2015 Service Fee Set   31-03-2015
The 2015 service fee for exciting young stallion Turffontein has been set at $11,000 including GST.A multiple Group One winner himself, Turffontein is already siring multiple Group winners with just two crops of racing age so far. In fact his progeny have .......
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Umatilla (NZ) and the Karrakatta Plate   30-03-2015
The Karrakatta Plate has long been regarded as Western Australia’s premier two year old race. Back in 1990, a very tough colt by Miswaki named Umatilla won the Group One race when it was held on Boxing Day. Umatilla ended up having 12 starts in four .......
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Shuttlers Favoured in European First Season Sires Market   29-03-2015
UK Racing Post have reported Bookmaker RACEBETS have installed Blue Gum Farm’s Canford Cliffs (IRE) the early 2-1 favourite in the market for champion first-season sire by number of winners in Britain and Ireland for 2015.A Royal Ascot hero three yea.......
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Turffontein Continues to Shine   18-03-2015
Turffontein’s only representative at the recently completed Gold Coast March Yearling Sale was the equal highest priced lot of the sale. The bay colt (pictured) was knocked down to Group One winning trainer Kelly Schweida for $170,000. From the multi.......
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Fontiton Deserves Diamond Favouritism   18-02-2015
Brilliant filly Fontiton kept her unbeaten record intact when surging clear for an impressive win in the Group II MRC Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield on Saturday.Stepping out to 1100 metres, she finished with a rush to win by a length and three-quarters .......
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Another Blue Gum Farm success in South Africa   12-01-2015
Killua Castle demonstrated why he is a live chance in the upcoming Group One J&B Met later this month when taking out the Group Three London News Stakes (1800m) in South Africa yesterday. After narrowly missing in the Group One Sansui Summer Cup at his.......
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Champion Broodmare Safely in Foal   08-01-2015
Blue Gum Farm is delighted to announce that Gilgai Farm’s Champion Broodmare Helsinge is safely in foal to five time Group One winner and World Champion Miler Canford Cliffs (IRE).Helsinge is of course the dam of the incomparable Black Caviar and the.......
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BLUE GUM FARM AT MELBOURNE PREMIER 2015   11-12-2014
From our 2013 draft came this season’s multiple group winning three year old FONTEIN RUBY. From our 2014 draft came this season’s highest rated two year old so far FONTITON (Pictured). A look at our draft for the 2015 Melbourne Premier Yearli.......
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Johannesburg Sire of Sires   14-11-2014
https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/how-us-stallion-scat-daddy-has-become-galileo-chile?utm_source=TRC+Newsletter&utm_campaign=55b42ae0b4-TRC+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d7e29e80ff-55b42ae0b4-189291413.......
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Hucklebuck becomes Elvstroem's First Group One Winner   12-11-2014
For some time now we have been singing the praises of Hucklebuck, the racehorse, with all the vigor that Chubby Checker used when singing and dancing the Hucklebuck all those years ago. And why wouldn’t we of? The Philip Stokes trained galloper had c.......
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Top of her Class!   05-11-2014
Following Fontiton’s dazzling debut in the MVRC Inglis Banner last week, which had many comparing her win to that of Bel Esprit on the same day many years ago, the Timeform ratings have come out and confirmed the performance giving Fontiton the highe.......
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Ultra Impressive 2YO Stakes Winner for Turffontein   28-10-2014
Star three-year-old filly Fontein Ruby has been flying the flag brilliantly for her sire Tuffontein of late. Back to back victories in the VRC Edward Manifold Stakes (Gr2) and MRC Caulfield Classic (Gr3) have this first crop member of Turffontein’s f.......
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WHOSE THE DADDY!   22-02-2012
(Daddy Nose Best pictured right, winning the G3El Camino Real Derby, an essential stepping stone to the Triple Crown)   The above title probably isn't a question many people in life generally want to ask, however in breeding circles it is what we ar.......
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SOME EARLY OLYMPIC SPIRIT   22-02-2012
Well it may be some 166 days to the London 2012 Olympics, not that we are counting down but the Olympic spirit is living on through our Champion in Elvstroem, himself named after Olympic Champion Paul Elvstrom. Elvstroem carried such a name with great ast.......
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BGF 2012 PREM DRAFT   22-02-2012
(Alinghi, pictured above..... 100% Blue Gum Farm, born, reared and sold) Today's world is most definitely driven by information, information that in earlier days was harder to gather, more time consuming, less accurate, in short if you weren't in the know.......
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7 PLAYS IN 7 DAYS   25-01-2012
Temperatures are soaring across Victoria, coupled with winners galore for Elvstroem. Seven Winners in seven days, 2nd only to O'Reilly and twenty winners in the last thirty days. Not just any old winners either, city winners and strong provincial winners s.......
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KEEP ON ROLLING   23-01-2012
(Hardbreak Hotel - pictured above) Like a production line, Elvstroem keeps delivering winners. Last weekend it was Flemington, this weekend it was Rosehill on Saturday and a promising 3YO in Daybreak saluting at Ballarat on the Sunday. On Saturday at Ros.......
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THE LATEST INSTALMENT   16-01-2012
(Instalment pictured above racing away to victory number two from three career starts) Saturday at Flemington saw another exhibition of the offspring of Elvstroem in the form of Instalment who won the Elms Handicap over 1400m. Prepared by Mark Kavanagh an.......
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IT ALL ADDS UP   04-01-2012
(pictured above - Johannesburg, Champion Juvenile of the World in 2001)   Finishing hard to score another victory, its a consistent feat of the Johannesburg Sire Line. Once again this has been the case in the form of his sire son Scat Daddy whom has.......
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CHURCHILL SPREADING THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT   03-01-2012
(Barrett's Mark winning @ Echuca, photo courtesy of Nigel Blackiston website).   Churchill Downs continued his strong form in the Second Season Sire Title Race during December 2011, bringing plenty of festive season joy to all concerned.   &.......
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ELVSTROEM HEATING U   03-01-2012
Things have been heating up at Blue Gum Farm in recent times. The onset of summer, frantic Christmas and New Years festivities, yearlings coming into the barn for their preparation for the upcoming Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale and the progeny of Elvstro.......
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