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Blue Gum Farm Stallions Snare Spring Riches   21-10-2014
Fontein Ruby once again showed why she is a force to be reckoned with leading into the VRC Oaks with another courageous effort to win the $750,000 MRC Caulfield Classic (Gr 3) on Saturday.After jumping from barrier 13 of 13, Fontein Ruby (pictured) was all.......
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Canford Cliffs Popularity to the Fore Again at Tatts. AUS$500,000 Colt.   09-10-2014
The strong demand for first crop members of World Champion Miler Canford Cliffs has continued at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in Newmarket, England. Two days in to the Book 1 session of Europe’s biggest yearling sale and there have been some.......
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One of Australia's Young Leading Sire's!   07-10-2014
Fontein Ruby became the first stakes winner for our multiple Group One winning sprinter Turffontein when winning the Group Two $200,000 VRC Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday. After being trapped a little wide early on, Fontein Ruby (.......
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War's Already Impressive Pedigree on the Move Again   03-10-2014
The stocks of Blue Gum Farm’s beautifully credentialed young stallion War would appear to be on the improve yet again if the first up victory of his three year old half sister, Fenway (pictured as a yearling), at Bendigo on Thursday is any indication.......
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Canford Cliffs Popularity Continues   02-10-2014
This year’s edition of the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale once again saw the first crop of World Champion Miler Canford Cliffs in huge demand. Over the two days of this year’s Orby Sale 17 members of Canford Cliffs first crop were sold at an average .......
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Glass Harmonium's Sire Rolls On   23-09-2014
Abraxa became Verglas’s 38th Stakes winner last weekend by winning the Grosser Preis Der Metallbau Burckhardt GMBH over 1900 metres at Hanover in Germany.Verglas, who shuttled to Western Australia in 2003 and 2004, produced eight individual stakes wi.......
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War, off with a Bang!   18-09-2014
Blue Gum Farm is proud to announce that its beautifully credentialed young stallion War has had his first mare covered, Wizard Princess, scanned in foal.By multiple Champion two year old Sire More Than Ready from the Zabeel mare Deedra, War hails from one .......
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Three Winners in a Week!   01-09-2014
Second season stallions traditionally come right under the microscope at this time of the year, when their first crops turn three. One such stallion, namely Blue Gum Farm’s Turffontein, is really starting to make his presence felt. With his first cro.......
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2014 Stallion Parade   30-08-2014
  Last weekend Blue Gum Farm opened its gates to over 120 friends and guests to showcase their stallion roster for the upcoming 2014 season. Exciting new recruits in the Group One winner Glass Harmonium and the highly talented and superbly bred War .......
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Canford Cliffs Filly Tops DBS Second Session   29-08-2014
Strong trade continued during the second session of the DBS Premier Sales in the UK overnight taking its final figures well ahead of what was a highly successful sale in 2013.After an encouraging opening day, demand for yearlings was strong from the first .......
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Upwards and Onwards for Turffontein   27-08-2014
Blue Gum Farm's dual Group I winner Turffontein added a new winner to his tally at Geelong on Tuesday when Day Two Miss saluted in good style.Placed at her only two previous runs, the Darren Weir trained filly was sent out favourite and produced a sensatio.......
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Turffontein's Great Start Recognised   20-08-2014
Blue Gum Farm’s multiple Group One winner Turffontein was officially crowned Champion Victorian Freshman Sire at the recent Scobie Breasley Medal Night held at Melbourne’s Crown Casino Complex. Blue Gum Farm owners Philip and Patti Campbell wer.......
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Canford Cliffs off with a Bang!   19-08-2014
This year’s yearling sales in Europe are now under away with the Arqana Yearling Sale at Deauville in France commencing last weekend. World Champion Miler and five time Group One winner Canford Cliffs was represented by two yearlings in the first ses.......
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Chalk Up Another One for Fontein Ruby   11-08-2014
A field of well-performed bluebloods contested Saturday's J Erskine & P Carroll Hcp (1400m) at Flemington but progressive filly Fontein Ruby saw them all off in style. Having broken her maiden at her previous start at Sandown, Fontein Ruby (pictured) d.......
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Turffontein Champion Victorian First Season Sire   08-08-2014
  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:   St.......
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Highly Regarded Colt From Elvstroem's Full Sister   31-07-2014
Featured as a Breednet ‘One to Watch’ when he won his maiden at Gowran Park by 12 lengths, two year-old Galileo colt Highland Reel (Pictured: Michael Stevens Twitter) cemented his potential overnight when scoring a dominant win in the Grou.......
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All eyes on WAR and GLASS HARMONIUM.   07-07-2014
Many breeders from far and wide are visiting Blue Gum Farm to inspect the new boys on the block.Both War and Glass Harmonium are being much admired by those keen to do their homework leading in to the 2014 breeding season.War (Pictured) has settled in to h.......
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Elvstroem filly firing in New Zealand   01-07-2014
Elvstroem filly Britt Ekland earned a step up to black-type company after completing a winning hat-trick in New Zealand on Saturday. The athletic daughter of Blue Gum Farm sire Elvstroem was coming off a running double at Ellerslie in May to win the Fell .......
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Arab Spring leaves big impression at Royal Ascot   25-06-2014
Arab Spring ran out the impressive winner of Saturday's Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot, further increasing Australian interest in the four-year-old Monsun half-brother to Glass Harmonium. Arab Spring came with a strong run in the .......
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There is a WAR coming!   31-05-2014
Blue Gum Farm is proud to announce that new to its stallion roster for the 2014 season is the highly talented and superbly bred WAR. By multiple Champion two year old Sire More Than Ready from the Zabeel mare Deedra, War was consigned to the 201.......
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One Gold Coast weanling, another very good result.   29-05-2014
    World Champion Miler Canford Cliffs only had the one representative at the recently completed Magic Millions Gold Coast National Weanling Sale but it proved to be another very good result for the stallion. On the back of the $65,000 colt fr.......
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Blue Gum Farm 2014 Service Fees   08-05-2014
We are delighted to announce the service fees of our stallions for this upcoming season.  New to our roster this year is yet another Group One winner in Glass Harmonium. Winner of the VRC LKS Mackinnon Stakes and with career earnings of over $1.6 mill.......
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Red Arrow in High Demand   07-05-2014
There was only one Red Arrow yearling offered at this year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. This was a colt from the Wild Harmony mare Treasure Box who, after a very spirited bidding duel, was eventually knocked down to Australian Bloodstock.......
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Leading Trainers Seek out Progeny   28-04-2014
At yesterday’s Inglis Select VOBIS GOLD Sale at Oaklands Junction, the progeny of Blue Gum Farm resident stallions Turffontein and Red Arrow where snapped up by two of the state’s leading trainers. Group One trainer of the moment Darren Weir wa.......
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Turffontein, a leading Freshman Sire   25-04-2014
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 .......
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2014 Adelaide Cup result - Outback Joe proves the strongest   11-03-2014
Outback Joe lived up to his pedigree when proving too tough for Black Typhoon in a pulsating finish to Monday’s $400,000 Group II Adelaide Cup (3200m) at Morphettville. Ridden with patience by Chad Schofield, Outback Joe was midfield with cover to ha.......
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Elvstroem going from strength to strength!   20-02-2014
Week in and week out, Elvstroem continues to prove his worth to the Australian breeding industry. Over the past two weeks, his progeny have made a particularly strong start to this year’s Autumn racing carnival. The Mick Kent trained mare Danestroem .......
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Successful 2014 Premier Yearling Parade   18-02-2014
On Tuesday the 11th of February Blue Gum Farm hosted a very pleasant lunch at which our draft of yearlings for this year’s Melbourne Premier Sale were paraded. It was a lovely summer day, quite a contrast to the Sunday previous which saw a series of .......
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KENTUCKY DERBY HOPEFUL STRENGTHENS CASE FOR LONHRO COLT IN MELBOURNE.   07-02-2014
Talented colt Samraat moved towards the top of the early betting for this year’s Kentucky Derby with another impressive victory in New York last weekend. In taking out the Grade Three Withers Stakes over 8 1/2 furlongs (1700 metres) at Aqueduct, Samr.......
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Elvstroem's son Hucklebuck enters Australian Guineas Calculations   05-02-2014
    Hucklebuck is Australian Guineas bound following an impressive return to action at Morphettville on Saturday, one of four winners on the day for jockey Dom Tourneur.Making his first start since finishing runner-up to Paximadia in the Group .......
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Group One Winner Strengthens Premier Draft   28-01-2014
Australian bred speedster Amber Sky (Exceed And Excel – Truly Wicked by Rubiton) had a very successful Australia Day on Sunday bolting away with the Hong Kong Group 1 Kent & Curwen Centenary Cup over 1000 metres at Sha Tin.Bounding straight to th.......
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Fontein Can Prove Diamond Class!   13-01-2014
      http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/superracing/trainer-tony-vasil-planning-on-polishing-fontein-ruby-up-as-a-legitimate-blue-diamond-hope/story-fnibcaa0-1226800084037.......
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11th Stakeswinner for Elvstroem   09-01-2014
Congratulations to owner/breeders Denis and Margaret Marks of the Seven Creeks Estate Syndicate, trainer Nigel Blackiston and wonderful parents Elvstroem and Let's Elope on the marvellous win of Outback Joe in the recent VRC Bagot Handicap. The authority o.......
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Ihtsahymn On Song   17-12-2013
IHTSAHYMN’S triumph in last weekend’s WATC Kingston Town Classic (1800m) gave Umatilla his second Group 1 winner as a broodmare sire.Umatilla is showing signs of becoming a valuable broodmare sire with 19 stakeswinners and 15 stakesplaced from .......
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Good Judges, Buy Cracking Foals!   16-12-2013
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Four Metropolitan Winners for Elvstroem   10-12-2013
Blue Gum Farm resident stallion Elvstroem had a fantastic run last Friday night and Saturday afternoon siring four individual winners on Melbourne and Sydney racetracks. The first of the four winners came on Friday night at Moonee Valley with the Robbie Gr.......
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BGF 2014 Premier Draft Finalised   04-12-2013
    We at Blue Gum Farm are very excited about our 2014 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale draft. We have assembled a terrific bunch of quality individuals by both proven and wonderfully credentialed young stallions. Following is a list of our dr.......
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Demand continues for Canford Cliffs at Tatts   03-12-2013
Following on from the excellent results attained at the Goffs Foal Sale in Ireland (see last week’s story), first crop foals by World Champion Miler Canford Cliffs were once again in high demand at the recently completed Tattersalls Newmarket venue.T.......
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Champion Racehorse, World Class Weanlings   26-11-2013
It is an interesting journey we undertake with a new stallion prospect. From getting his first mares in foal to market acceptance of those first mares selling in foal. From getting his first foals on the ground to market acceptance of those foals at the sa.......
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Umatilla Continues to Shine!   25-11-2013
With the Melbourne Spring Carnival now done and dusted, the racing focus has shifted west where last Saturday, Perth’s annual Super Saturday race program was held. One of the main races of the day was the Group Two Western Australian Guineas. A field.......
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Photograph Awarded   22-11-2013
Congratulations to our wonderful foaling manager/photographer Lisa Matthews. Lisa’s photograph of two 2012 foals, taken here at Blue Gum Farm during the 2012 breeding season, has been selected to feature in the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone’s ann.......
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Do The Hucklebuck!   21-10-2013
“If you don't know how to do it man you're out of luck.Push ya baby out then you hunch her back.Start a little movement in your sacroiliac.Wiggle like a stick, wobble like a duck,That's what you do when you do the Hucklebuck”Chubby Checker had .......
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Champion Racehorse, World- Class Foals, Outstanding Fertility!   16-10-2013
Not only was Canford Cliffs a Champion on the race track, he is also a Champion in the breeding shed. Standing his second season at Blue Gum Farm, Canford Cliffs is not only stamping his first crop of foals with great bone, fantastic shape and dominant bay.......
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Natural Runner!   10-10-2013
Last Saturday saw the first runner for Red Arrow, Blue Gum Farm’s superbly bred son of Red Ransom. Adelaide’s Morphettville race track was the venue where local trainer John Croucher started his filly, Scarlet Arrow, over 1000 metres. Scar.......
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Horses For Courses   05-10-2013
Saturday sees a very interesting runner at Flemington in the Cap D’Antibes Stakes. Chloe In Paris is that runner and both her sire and dam had their biggest wins down the Flemington straight and both were unbeaten at headquarters. Exceed And Excel w.......
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Throw The King- Derby Dream   04-10-2013
Denis Pagan has tasted success at the very highest level in AFL football. As a dual Premiership Coach with the North Melbourne Football Club, few have had better coaching records than he. Much of his success in this field could be attributed to his selecti.......
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Ready For The Turf!   03-10-2013
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Killua Castle Overcoming Adversity   27-09-2013
    They always say there is a good story behind every good horse. The back story is a big deal now especially in the era of reality TV. Apparently you can’t sing if you haven’t got a good story. Killua Castle can’t hold a tun.......
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Even More Top- Class Foals!   19-09-2013
    More photo's of World Champion Miler Canford Cliffs First Foals!.......
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Good Old Rubiton!   17-09-2013
It’s not often that a stallion whose last crop are 8 year olds has a winning double but that’s exactly what Rubiton did on Saturday. The Darren Weir trained Gotta Take Care notched his 16th career victory and took his earnings beyond $720,000 w.......
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World Class Foals   17-09-2013
    From the first crop of 5-time Group One winning World Champion Miler Canford Cliffs!.......
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What a Professional!   17-09-2013
Dual Group 1 winning sprinter Turffontein only has one representative in the Inglis Ready 2 Race which is to be held during the upcoming Sydney Spring Carnival. The colt out of Night Sky Dancer breezed up in a slick 10.89 seconds and looks a complete profe.......
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It's In The Blood!   13-09-2013
It’s in the Blood!   It’s a rare and special thing to have a mare be able to produce three son’s at stud. It is another thing to have three sons at stud produce winners all on the same day. That is what Elvstroem’s dam Circle.......
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Promising Elvis's head to Moonee Valley!   11-09-2013
Last Saturday’s Morphettville racing saw Elvstroem sire a trio of winners which included a couple of lightly raced, likely looking types. Interestingly both Don’t Get Excited and Hucklebuck will be heading to Moonee Valley on Grand Final eve fo.......
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Another Group Winner   10-09-2013
The number of stakes winners in Red Arrow’s already ultra impressive female family grew again over the weekend when talented 3yo colt Aussies Love Sport won the Group Three Ming Dynasty Quality at Randwick.   Owned by Segenhoe Stud, Aussies Lo.......
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They Are Here!   06-09-2013
The photographs and reports we were getting from the UK earlier in the year had us very excited for the first southern hemisphere crop of foals by Canford Cliffs. This five time Group One winning World Champion Miler was consistently putting his own great .......
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Q & A with Philip Campbell   30-08-2013
    The Campbell family’s Blue Gum Farm has set a high standard since it began standing the Nonoalco horse Noalcoholic at its newly founded property near Euroa in central Victoria in 1984. The Champion European Older Miler of 1983 and a .......
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Owners with something to sing about after Excited's hat-trick   22-08-2013
Champion jockey Glen Boss received a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ from the owners of Don’t Get Excited after he steered the promising galloper to victory in the New Zealand Bloodstock Handicap (1300m) at Sandown Hillside. Boss, .......
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Another Group One winner for Turffontein's sireline   19-08-2013
  We have been extolling the virtues of Johannesburg as a sire of sires for a couple of seasons now. The results his sons have been achieving on the world’s racetracks have made it easy for us to do so. On Sunday the 18th of August in Deauville.......
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Blue Gum and Proud   09-08-2013
Last Saturday night the annual North East Victoria Thoroughbred Breeders Association awards were held at the Mitchellton Winery. With a number of awards up for grabs, we are proud to announce that past Blue Gum Farm stallion manager, Jake Philips, was awar.......
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Reflections and Looking Forward   06-08-2013
  With the 2013-14 season now upon us, we look forward very much to the season ahead. But in doing so, we at Blue Gum look back at the season just gone and reflect on what a marvellous period it was.     Elvstroem went on his merry way p.......
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Elvis just keeps getting winner after winner!   25-07-2013
  While the 2012-13 racing season is coming to a close, resident Blue Gum Farm stallion Elvstroem continues to go from strength to strength.   The table below shows the top ten stallions in Australia by winners for the current season, and what.......
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More Great Foals   29-05-2013
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Winners, Winners and More Winners   27-05-2013
As the 2012-13 racing season comes towards the end, resident stallion Elvstroem continues to produce winner’s week in, week out. Over the weekend Elvstroem sired 5 individual winners including a treble yesterday at Cranbourne. The full relations Str.......
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Come Breeding With Blue Gum Farm...   08-05-2013
Dear Breeder, The major yearling sales have concluded and the new breeding season is fast approaching. The Australian yearling market remains vibrant due mainly to the growing strength of the $100,000 to $400,000 zone. International interest is adding to d.......
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Fees Released for 2013   02-05-2013
    We are delighted to announce the service fees of our stallions for this upcoming season.     Canford Cliffs A racehorse without peer. A 5 time Group 1 winner.  First crop of European foals continually being labelled as outs.......
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Canford Nails it, In One!!   18-04-2013
Five time Group One winning miler Canford Cliffs had his first Australian mare in foal sell at the recent Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale. On the back of some very strong results for mares in foal to him in the UK late last year, the very talented racemare .......
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New Staff Member Appointed   12-04-2013
We are delighted to introduce the newest member of our team, Christopher Kent, who will be working in the area of stallion nominations and client relations. At 24 years of age, Chris has packed a lot in to his career with horses so far. After completing h.......
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First crop of Red Arrow at Premier.   15-02-2013
The Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale sees the continuation of selling of the first crop of Red Arrow. A beautifully bred son Red Ransom and Lady Jakeo, Red Arrow has already had three yearlings sell this year at an average of just over $41,600. At t.......
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Brilliant 2YO back and looking good.   24-01-2013
Elvstroem's exciting two year old filly Brilliant Bisc (ex Stella Cadente by Centaine) started her push towards this years Group One Golden Slipper Stakes with an impressive trial victory at Rosehill on Tuesday. After an easy win in the Listed AJC Gimcrac.......
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Canford Cliffs first foal arrives.   15-01-2013
Five time Group 1 winner and World Champion Miler Canford Cliffs has his first foal safely on the ground in Ireland. Born on Wednesday the 9th of January at Lynn Lodge Stud in County Westmeath, Canford Cliffs first foal is a bay colt out of the winning Exc.......
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Real Saga's early success highlighting Turffontein's sireline yet again.   07-01-2013
With our involvement in World Champion Two Year Old Johannesburg's multiple Group One winning son Turffontein, we have been only to happy to sing the praises of other young stallions from the sireline who are doing so well in the northern hemisphere of lat.......
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Two Year Old lists a reinforcement   21-12-2012
The Hail To Reason sireline has been so successful in this part of the world. More Than Ready and Red Ransom have been remarkable influences from it in recent times and a look at the current two year old sires tables shows that their sons are going right o.......
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Mares in foal to Canford Cliffs in demand.   12-12-2012
At the recently completed 2012 Tattersalls December Mare Sale in Newmarket England, mares in foal to the five time Group One winner Canford Cliffs were certainly in high demand. Dubbed 'The Worlds Most International Thoroughbred Sale,' the level of accept.......
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Stakes winner #9 amongst glut of recent winners for Elvstroem.   20-11-2012
Last week was a fantastic week for the progeny of Elvstroem. Eight winners in seven days included Kullu, easy winner of the Gold Club Metropolitan Trophy (LR) over 2500 metres at Riccarton in New Zealand, who become his sire's third stakes winner for the c.......
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And we thought Canford Cliffs was happiest on the racetrack!   09-11-2012
Not only was Canford Cliffs a Champion on the race track, but he is also a Champion in the breeding Shed. 85% of the mares covered and tested are holding pregnancies. Stallion Man at Blue Gum Farm Jake Phillips commented that “he loves his work and h.......
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Turffontein Sireline in Breeders Cup glory.   07-11-2012
World renowned thoroughbred racing and breeding journalist, Darryl Sherer, wrote an interesting article in the Stallions Weekly Bulletin of 17 September 2012 (see copy here as news story). In it he spoke about the terrific early results that Scat Daddy, Te.......
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Red Arrow's amazing female family.   29-10-2012
There are a very select number of thoroughbred families that just continue to produce stakes winner after stakes winner, year after year. Our Red Arrow's family is one such family and the latest addition to its stakes winning ranks is the&nb.......
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Stakes winner #8 for Elvstroem   08-10-2012
Spring is a fantastic time of the year in the thoroughbred world. So much anticipation in racing and breeding circles, not the least of which surrounds the new seasons two year old racing. The very first two year old stake run this season was the Keeneland.......
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Canford Cliffs arrives.   23-08-2012
World Champion Miler Canford Cliffs has completed his first journey to Australia and is now safely in residence at Blue Gum Farm. The five time Group One winner appears to have travelled brilliantly and is in wonderful shape to start his first southern hem.......
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Stakes winner #7 for Elvstroem   13-08-2012
Shanghai Warrior became Elvstroem's seventh individual Stakes winner with another impressive victory in last Saturday's Group 3 Aurie's Star Handicap at Flemington. Track specialist Golden Archer, who was gunning for four straight at Flemington, was sent o.......
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Quality visiting Red Arrow   31-07-2012
Our beautifully credentialled young stallion RED ARROW already has a number of quality mares booked to him this season. They include the likes of;- COUREUSE, dam of Gr3 winner Sichuan Success and stakes placed winners Pirouettes, Tom Coureuse and Yellow D.......
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Elvstroem Blitz   23-07-2012
23rd July 2012 Shanghai Warrior stamped himself as a very promising horse at Flemington on Saturday when blitzing his rivals in the Bob Skilton Handicap over 1100m. Pat Hyland has taken the 3YO son of Elvstroem along steadily with his last preparation inc.......
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A Firm Recommendation   09-07-2012
 Just look at what those in the know are saying about Red Arrow............ "I looked at all the Red Arrow weanlings at the Great Southern Sale and found them to be very true to type. They were all very similar and have definately been stamped by the.......
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Champion 1st Season Sire 2015   20-06-2012
20th June 2012   Canford Cliffs His Grandsire was Champion First Season Sire in 1985 (Taufan) His Sire was Champion First Season Sire in 2000 (Tagula) He descends from the same Hail to Reason Sire Line as More Than Ready, himself the Champion Fir.......
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Victoria - The Place to Be   19-06-2012
Sunday 10th June 2012 VOBIS Gold boost for Queen’s Birthday in Swan Hill Victorian breeders and owners will be chasing $160,000 in VOBIS Gold prize money at next year’s Swan Hill June Racing Carnival, the premier racing event every Queen&rsqu.......
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ELVSTROEM STAKES DOUBLE   14-06-2012
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ELVSTROEM - CONTINUES TO EXCEL   09-06-2012
(Instalment pictured left - one of his two wins in 2012 at Flemington) Elvstroem’s progeny continues to perform with distinction. The 2011-2012 racing season to date has seen 73 of his progeny win some 105 races and earn in excess of $2.2 Million. A.......
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ADDITION TO BLUE GUM FARM   06-06-2012
  There have been a lot of exciting things happening recently at Blue Gum Farm and we’d like to share with you some of this fantastic news. We are delighted to welcome Paul Guy as our Business Development Manager. Paul will be responsible for i.......
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GREAT SOUTHERN - GREAT RESULTS   06-06-2012
  (Turffontein x Gambetta Colt pictured above that made $48,000 at the 2012 Great Southern Weanling Sale)  The annual William Inglis & Son Great Southern Sale was held at Oaklands Junction from the 22nd – 25th May, with Blue Gum Far.......
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Clicking into gear   06-06-2012
(Clinking pictured left cruising away to an easy victory at Sandown, picture courtesy of TurfPress) Highly promising two year old filly Clinking has given her connections plenty to consider after her devastating win in Saturday’s Jim Conway Handicap.......
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EXCEPTIONAL RACE HORSE, EXCEPTIONAL MARES   06-06-2012
Blue Gum Farm's exciting new stallion Canford Cliffs was an exceptional race horse. A precocious, Group Two winning two year old who trained on to win five "stallion making" Group One races at three and four, it should come as no surprise that he is p.......
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ALL SYSTEMS GO   22-05-2012
(Turffontein pictured left winning the G1 William Reid Stakes. His Sire line continues to dominate in the US and his female family continues to evolve in Australia. Turffontein a Dual G1 Winner, cracking first crop weanlings, at $8,800 in 2012 he represent.......
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2012 SERVICE FEES   04-05-2012
(New for 2012 - Canford Cliffs pictured left streaking away with the 2009 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot)   It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we announce Blue Gum Farm's service fees for the 2012 season. At Blue Gum Farm we believ.......
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ONE DOOR CLOSES   20-04-2012
One door closes, another one opens. Such is breeding and Blue Gum Farm is no different to any other stud in this regard. Recently we announced the addition of the top class, five time Group 1 Winner Canford Cliffs to be coming to Blue Gum Farm in 2012. On .......
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A COUPLE TO FOLLOW   05-04-2012
The first week of April has seen the progeny of Elvstroem and Churchill Downs saluting in brilliant fashion. Warrnambool on Monday saw a 2YO son of Elvstroem by the name of Gold Medals win in devastating fashion, much to the joy of the local punters who b.......
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RED ARROW 1ST CROP WEANLING PREVIEW   29-03-2012
The above footage showcases a snapshot of the first class, first crop weanlings from the impeccably bred Red Arrow. Shot at Denis Roberts' Trevannah Farm, Red Arrow has been well supported by a strong syndicate coupled with well credentialed breeders. As.......
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DOMINANT AND VERSATILE   27-03-2012
(Daddy Long Legs pictured above taking out the 2012 UAE Derby in brilliant fashion).   One of the numerous qualities we saw in Turffontein when we acquired him to stand at Blue Gum Farm in 2010 was versatility. In terms of versatility he showed plen.......
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ANOTHER STAKES WINNING GRADUATE FROM BGF   25-03-2012
(Castlethorpe, pictured above as a Yearling at Blue Gum Farm) Australian bred four year-old gelding Castlethorpe took out the Listed East Cape Sprint Cup at Fairview in South Africa last Friday.Under the care of Mike Bass, Castlethorpe was having his firs.......
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THE FOOTAGE TELLS THE STORY   22-03-2012
(Canford Cliffs pictured above, streaking away with the 2010 Sussex Stakes)   Canford Cliffs - The Footage Tells the Story     Actions speak louder than words. Nothing else really needs to be said except we strongly recommend you click .......
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WHAT BETTER ENDORSEMENTS!   21-03-2012
It would be fair to say that the response by breeders and industry leaders to Canford Cliffs coming to Blue Gum Farm has been extremely strong. The phones have been running hot, emails, text messages, you name it, the support for this horse has really reit.......
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DONT JUST TAKE OUR WORD!   16-03-2012
Tweets, Facebook updates, news stories, media releases, etc. The way we communicate as a society in 2012 is fast, upbeat and information is readily at your finger tips. At Blue Gum Farm we have embraced such evolution and the beauty of such developments is.......
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CANFORD CLIFFS TO BLUE GUM FARM   13-03-2012
(Canford Cliffs pictured above streaking away to win the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot by Six Lengths)   Group 1-winning miler Canford Cliffs will stand at Blue Gum Farm in Victoria from this year. Canford Cliffs was retired to stud last year, and .......
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Latest Foals   21-12-2011
Blue Gum Farm’s Broodmare manager, Ian Horwood can now turn off the foaling unit lights and get a well earned night’s rest with the safe arrival of our two final foals being born on Monday night. Both fillies, born just three hours apart are fi.......
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DECEMBER THOROUGHBRED SALE   13-12-2011
A reminder that the December Thoroughbred Sale is on this coming Friday at William Inglis Oaklands Junction. Blue Gum Farm will present five lovely mares for sale.......
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VICTORIA - THE PLACE TO BE   16-11-2011
$18 million in bonuses on offer in Victoria annually with the launch of VOBIS Gold The Victorian Coalition Government today delivered on its election commitment to support the state's thoroughbred breeding industry by announcing a new multi-million dolla.......
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EASY AS 123   16-11-2011
Blue Gum Farm celebrated a Moonee Valley Juvenile Trifecta on Friday Night. Read on by clicking on the link below.  .......
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THE LAST ARRIVALS OF 2011   16-11-2011
The foaling lights have been switched off and our Broodmare manager can now sleep that little bit easier at night with the final foals arriving at Blue Gum Farm on Monday Night  .......
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SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST   25-10-2011
(The story below is as per Tara Madgwick editor of Breednet - http://www.breednet.com.au/news2006.asp?id=74476) The future looks bleak when you are a 22 year-old mare who is not in foal and being offered at a commercial broodmare sale with a produce recor.......
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WINNERS APLENTY!   24-10-2011
(pictured above Sure Win rounding out his preparations in Macau prior to his impressive victory at the weekend) Elvstroem continues on his merry ways knocking up winners both locally and internationally. On Friday Elvstroem quinella'd the Gordon Gibson No.......
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RED ARROW FOAL GALLERY   14-10-2011
Take a look at the lovely first crop of foals from the gorgeous looking son of Red Ranson, Red Arrow. This is just a small sample of the lovely foals being born Australia wide - click here........
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SAD PASSING OF UMATILLA   12-10-2011
(pictured above the old marvel Umatilla in his prime in 2004) Blue Gum Farm stalwart and industry favourite Umatilla (NZ) passed away peacefully in his paddock this morning. He was 23 years old. Born in New Zealand in 1988, Umatilla was conceived in Kent.......
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THE REAL DEAL   04-10-2011
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ENTRAPMENT A SUPERSTAR   03-10-2011
(Pictured above, Red Arrows very first foal at Denis Roberts Trevannah Farm, a lovely bay filly and a Half Sister to boom Hong Kong Sprinter, Entrapment) Hong Kong's latest racetrack sprint sensation, the Aussie bred and sold Entrapment, made a triumphant.......
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AND ANOTHER VICTOR.............   28-09-2011
Young stallion Churchill Downs has started the new season with a bang and he added another winner to his tally at Kembla Grange on Tuesday when Battles (3 g Churchill Downs - Java Siang, by Desert Sun) won the $16,000 Strongbow Clear Cider Maiden (1200m) o.......
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DOMINANT SIRE LINE   27-09-2011
(The seemingly never ending task of analysing bloodlines to see which Stallion suits your mare) Broodmare Owners are you looking for an ever evolving sire line that just keeps on delivering? Yes..... read on, actually read on and also check out a couple o.......
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ONE TO WATCH   27-09-2011
With spring in the air its the time of year where good horses are in abundance. In particular country tracks at this time of year are generally the scene for some well bred youngsters to kick off their racing careers with much higher aspirations in mind. .......
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LEADING VICTORIAN 2ND CROP SIRE   20-09-2011
(Victoria Street pictured above as a Yearling. Sold 2010 Adelaide Magic Millions Sale for $40,000 to Chris Hyland) Resident Stallion Churchill Downs continues to go from strength to strength in the 2011-2012 season. Echuca was the location for first start.......
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JUST DONT TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT   16-09-2011
(Whisper Downs pictured above winning at Moonee Valley, 10th September 2011)   There is plenty of good news surrounding our Stallions at the moment but don't just take our word for it, refer below and see what the experts and those in the know are s.......
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SENSATIONAL SINCERO   14-09-2011
(Sincero pictured above claiming the G3 Tramway Handicap - picture courtesy of Sportpix)   Cox Plate bound Sincero produced a devastating return to racing in Sydney on Saturday taking out the Group 3 Tattersalls Club Tramway Handicap at Warwick Farm.......
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SHARED PROPERTY - SHARING THE SIRE LINE   13-09-2011
(Shared Property pictured above winning the G3 Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes, 2nd Stakeswinner for Dual G1 Winning Son of Johannesburg - Scat Daddy) Horse breeding is an industry in which you can never have too much good news. That continues to be .......
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EMULATING HIS SIRE   13-09-2011
(Whisper Downs pictured above, picture courtesy of Cyberhorse - Fiona Tomlin) On Saturday at Moonee Valley a three year old by the name of Whisper Downs established himself as a horse of high credentials for the 2011 spring features with a dominant win in.......
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Horse breeding is an industry in which you can nev   13-09-2011
(Whisper Downs pictured above, picture courtesy of Cyberhorse - Fiona Tomlin)   On Saturday at Moonee Valley a three year old by the name of Whisper Downs established himself as a horse of high credentials for the 2011 spring features with a dominan.......
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ITS NO SURPRISE   07-09-2011
(Pictured above yet another stunning foal by Turffontein, out of Melbourne City Winner Weekend Surprise, herself the Dam of G3 Winner Dan Baroness and Tuesday's impressive Mornington Winner, Bladon. Only a few hours old taking his first steps!)   We.......
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SPRING IS IN THE AIR   02-09-2011
BGF 2011 Foal Gallery..(click to enlarge)....................the pictures say it all, a cracking bunch of foals born at Blue Gum in August 2011........
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UP AND RUNNING   29-08-2011
(Emerald Downs 3YO F Churchill Downs x Spirit of Grace Winning the Keune Handicap (1100m) for Fillies & Mares at Rosehill on Saturday – photo courtesy of www.sportpix.com.au)   Resident Stallion Churchill Downs has made a flying start to t.......
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TICKING THE BOXES   29-08-2011
(Turffontein pictured above racing away to win the 2009 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes) There are certain guarantees in life. One of those is you cannot dispute facts. Turffontein - Dual Group 1 Winning Sprinter in Australia (leaving horses such as Nicconi, W.......
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THE SIRE LINE ON FIRE   22-08-2011
(Finale -  2YO Colt Scat Daddy x Twinkle demolishing his rivals in the Listed Continental Mile Stakes by 10-1/2 Lengths - photo courtesy of Bloodhorse.com) In another busy weekend at Blue Gum Farm where Dual Group 1 Winner Turffontein had another lov.......
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THE PROVEN SOURCE   22-08-2011
(Scat Daddy pictured above, Current leading Freshman Sire in the US, a Dual G1 Winner himself produced on the Johannesburg/Mr Prospector cross) Johannesburg x Mr Prospector = A staggering 19 Stakes Winners/Performers..............read the full story. &nb.......
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TURFFONTEIN - CRACKING 1ST FOAL   21-08-2011
Isn't she a stunning filly! The first foal for Dual Group 1 Winning Australian Sprinter Turffontein. The above picture taken at just 24 hours old showcases this lovely filly whom is the first foal of the multiple Sydney winner Michelin Star. Blue Gum Farm .......
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IN THE BLOOD   15-08-2011
(Outback Joe's famous mother pictured above going head to head in the 1992 Cox Plate with Super Impose, Slight Chance, Better Loosen Up, Mannerism, etc)   It may have been a Mildura maiden on a Monday afternoon but the win of Outback Joe looks to b.......
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LATEST ADDITION   14-08-2011
(Ian Horwood - pictured above, our new Broodmare Manager) In a terrific coup for Blue Gum Farm it can announce the recent arrival of new Broodmare Manager Ian Horwood for the 2011 Breeding Season. Ian has settled in extremely well to life at Blue Gum sinc.......
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TURFFONTEIN HAS ANOTHER CRACKER   12-08-2011
(Turffontein x Nuclear Dance Colt, pictured 12th August @ Blue Gum Farm) We are only a couple of weeks into the 2011 breeding season and the talk of the farm is centred on Turffontein's cracking first foals. Last week we highlighted to you the lovely Fill.......
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SPRING FEVER   05-08-2011
(Churchill Downs pictured above at Blue Gum Farm) As Bill Lawry would say, "It's all happening here" and it most certainly is. We now have our first foals of the 2011 season greeting us, bookings are in full swing and importantly our sires are firing. We.......
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RED ARROW 1ST CROP ARRIVAL   26-07-2011
Red Arrow's first foal is here. (click here to check out the first foal by this cracking son of Red Ransom who himself was a Group 3 Winner and hails from one of the best families in the Stud Book) Below is the stunning looking specimen himself .......
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METROPOLITAN DOUBLE   21-07-2011
(Deliver the Dream pictured above - winning at Sandown Park in May 2011) Blue Gum Farm stallion Elvstroem’s stellar season continued at Sandown on Wednesday with Deliver The Dream and Il Sogno notching up a running double giving the 5 time group 1 w.......
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AWAITING HIS 1ST CROP ARRIVALS........   15-07-2011
There are certain guarantees in life. One of those is you cannot dispute facts: - Dual Group 1 Winning sprinter in Australia - Tough, genuine and extremely fast - Covered a first class book of mares in his first season at stud - From an unbroken sire-l.......
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ELVSTROEM WINNERS KEEP STACKING UP   08-07-2011
Winners 3rd July, 2nd July, 29th June, 28th June, 27th June, 23rd June, 20th June, 18th June, 16th June, 13th June, 11th June, 9th June, etc. 18 Winners in the last month and 5 have been 2YO Winners. Elvstroem who has enjoyed a great last month with winner.......
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INSPECTIONS A MUST   08-07-2011
In an action packed week where he has had his own website launched www.red-arrow.com.au, Red Arrow continues to impress those who inspect him and the simple message is if you can't get up to the farm to inspect him.......... then check out the attached and.......
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RED ARROW HAS HIS OWN WEBSITE   06-07-2011
Such has been the interest in Red Arrow since his relocation from New South Wales to Victoria that his loyal syndicate base have felt vindicated to set up an independent website dedicated to showcasing all the magnificient attributes of this striking son o.......
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WINNERS GALORE   28-06-2011
(Elvstroem pictured above at Blue Gum Farm) The month of June has been an extremely busy one on many fronts, none more so than for Elvstroem. In the past month he has had some most impressive performances all around Australia as well as Macau. Since the 2.......
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ANOTHER STRING TO OUR BOW   13-06-2011
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30TH GROUP 1 FOR BGF   12-06-2011
(Sincero winning the 2011 Stradbroke Handicap - photo courtesy Daily Telegraph) It was with great pride and satisfaction to see Sincero (3YO G Umatilla x Yours As Always) deliver Blue Gum Farm's 30th Group 1 Winner in such a devastating fashion to claim t.......
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BLUE GUM FARM JOINS TRUENICKS   08-06-2011
It is with great pleasure that Blue Gum Farm can announce we have joined forces with TrueNicks in the continued effort to support our existing and prospective client base. Read on below our latest announcement from Alan Porter of TrueNicks by clicking her.......
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29 GROUP 1 WINNERS   02-06-2011
Blue Gum Farm has an enviable record when it comes to producing race horses that succeed at the highest level, to be continued.....................
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ZIPPING AWAY   01-06-2011
(Zip Code pictured above winning at Belmont 1st June 2011 - photo courtesy Perth Racing) It was only a couple of weeks ago that we were highlighting the ever impressive win of Zip Code in Western Australia. Once again at Belmont today in the Racingjobs.co.......
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RED ARROW ONE IMPRESSIVE SORT!   26-05-2011
As we reported to you last month Blue Gum Farm has been fortunate enough to secure an interest in Red Arrow. This wonderfully credentialled son of Red Ransom has settled into life at Blue Gum Farm tremendously well and we encourage you to come and see him .......
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ELVSTROEM INTERSTATE DOUBLE   19-05-2011
In the east and the west Elvstroem's offspring continue to excel. This was the case at Sandown and Belmont Park yesterday. At Sandown the Peter Moody trained Deliver the Dream (4YO M Elvstroem x Fayrouz) made it win number five from only 12 starts when she.......
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ELVSTROEM 2YO WINNER IN MACAU   27-04-2011
(pictured above winning in Macau - photo courtesy Macau Jockey Club website) Once again at the weekend Macau showcased the dominance of Australian bred runners. Of the eight races contested, five of these were won by runners bred down under. Arguably the .......
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SINCERO WINS GOSFORD GUINEAS   27-04-2011
There is often that bit of trepidation when a highly talented horse returns from a spell. This was the case with Sincero (3YO G Umatilla x Yours As Always) who had won his last four starts last preparation. Stephen Farley has always expressed a high opinio.......
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RED ARROW TO BLUE GUM FARM   26-04-2011
RED ARROW STRAIGHT TO   BLUEGUMFARM Victoria’s Blue Gum Farm has secured an interest in the magnificently bred and well performed Red Arrow to join its stallion roster this season. Red Arrow truly does have a wonderful pedigree. He is by the .......
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2011 SERVICE FEES SET   25-04-2011
It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we announce Blue Gum Farm's service fees for the 2011 season. At Blue Gum Farm we believe we have a teriffic selection of beautifully credentialled young stallions that are available to breeders at value.......
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BGF BORN AND RAISED G3 WINNER   24-04-2011
(Castlethorpe pictured above winning the G3 Tekkie Town Winter Guineas over 1600m - photo courtesy of www.safhorse.com) The weekends Easter racing bonanza took on many fronts with the culmination of the Sydney Autumn carnival, Oakbank's traditional Easter.......
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DELIVERING THE DREAM   20-04-2011
(picture courtesy of Peter Moody Racing website) Today at Sandown saw a most impressive winner at only her second start back from a long spell. That horse is Deliver the Dream (4YO Mare - Elvstroem x Fayrouz) who in winning the Betfair Handicap over 1400m.......
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AUTUMN YEARLING SALE CONCLUDES   19-04-2011
(pictured above is Lot 142 - Umatilla (NZ) x Rhythm and Light Colt) Yesterday saw the conclusion of the 2011 Autumn Yearling Sale. Blue Gum Farm was well represented with eight yearlings in its draft. It was with great pleasure and passion to see seven of.......
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GAMBETTA UBETCHA   01-04-2011
(pictured above Lot 3 by Umatilla x Gambetta - 2011 Autumn Yearling Sale) Elvstroem filly Circumference made a slashing winning debut at Seymour yesterday. Despite a large betting drift on course the 3YO filly won the Avenue Retravision Maiden Plate (1209.......
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ELVSTROEM DELIVERING   01-04-2011
The last week of March has showcased some quality results for Elvstroem. Here is a snippet of the past week and the quality results that have been rolling in daily: Gruenfeld - Winner in Macau, Macau Mafra Handicap 1300 by 3-1/2 lengths. Compact Yarn - W.......
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ELVIS IN MACAU   31-03-2011
(Gruefeld pictured above at trackwork in Macau - photo courtesy of Macau Jockey Club) The past week has seen some quality performances from both sons and daughters of Elvstroem. Last Saturday in Macau saw Gruenfeld (4YO G x Jewel Theft) demolish his rival.......
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HAPPY HAPPY VALLEY   30-03-2011
(Compact Yarn pictured above - photo courtesy Hong Kong Jockey Club) Wednesday night at Happy Valley was the stage for Australian bred horses to continue on there winning ways. Of the eight races to be contested, four of these were won by Australian bred .......
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TRUENICKS   29-03-2011
Compatibility of stallions from one male line with mares from other sire lines has shaped the breed and is what we refer to as nicks. Such nicks over time evolve and shape the future development of the thoroughbred. Last week we had the pleasure of meetin.......
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JOHANNESBURG CONTINUES TO EXCEL!   17-03-2011
(Scat Daddy pictured above at Coolmore's American Stud - Ashford Stud) When the opportunity comes to add a dual Group 1 winner to your stallion ranks, you cannot help but get excited. That was exactly the case when Blue Gum Farm secured Turffontein in 201.......
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SLIPPER FOR UMATILLA   12-03-2011
Today at Warwick Farm Shared Reflections stamped herself as a genuine Golden Slipper contender with a devastating win in the Sweet Embrace Stakes. In doing so she gave Umatilla his 32nd stakeswinner. Nash Rawiller settled the filly well back in the 1200m .......
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CHURCHILL DOWNS - THE MOMENTUM BUILDS   11-03-2011
The dust has settled on the 2011 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale with the Blue Gum Draft enjoying a very successful sale. Of high interest to us was taking the second crop of Churchill Downs to the sale ring, his progeny didn't dissapoint. Momentum is a won.......
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PREMIER SALE SESSION 1 CONCLUDES   03-03-2011
Yesterday at Oaklands saw the conclusion of Session 1 of the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. Whilst yesterday was light on for the Blue Gum team, the previous week has been extremely busy with inspections, client visits and of course the sale .......
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SALES TOPPER FOR CHURCHILL DOWNS   23-02-2011
The momentum continues to build for Danehill's promising son Churchill Downs (pictured above). We have seen his first crop show considerable promise on the race track and we continue to see his offspring sell well in the sale ring. This was further evidenc.......
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UMATILLAS LEGACY   21-02-2011
We recently highlighted the magnificient job Rubiton was doing as a broodmare sire. We can happily say that our old marvel in Umatilla is leaving his own impression on the broodmare sire rankings of Australia. The last two weekends racing in Melbourne hav.......
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INGLIS PREMIER SALE UPDATE   15-02-2011
One of the beauties of the industry we live in is the endless possibilities there are for some form of analysis, pedigree update, nick update, etc. In doing so we looked to Ascot in Perth on Saturday. The horse under our watchful eye was Playing God. Playi.......
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1ST WIN FOR CHURCHILL DOWNS   04-02-2011
As we had highlighted earlier this year we have been hearing good reports about the first crop of Churchill Downs, with only his 4th runner he has registered his first win, a Metropolitan win and a very impressive one at that. Emerald Downs (2YO Filly x .......
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