There has been much hype surrounding the progeny of Smart Missile, whose oldest progeny are yearlings and as they emerge at yearling sales around the country it is evident that in many cases, the hype is justified.

At the Inglis Classic Summer Book which is under way in Sydney, Pacific Bloodstock have, in partnership with top Flemington trainers, Ellerton Zahra, secured an absolutely stunning filly in lot 163.  From the Viking Ruler mare, Joyful Moments, the filly has bloodlines that have produced some of the best race fillies in the modern era in More Joyous, Sunday Joy, Tuesday Joy and Light Up The World.

As well, the family has a large array of Group 1 winners which include, Arlington Road, Joie De Grise, Joie Denise, Miss Minden,Primus and of course, the grand matriarch of the family, the mighty Denises Joy.

When looking for an edge in racing, the astute purchaser will look to fillies as a solid investment as long as they have two key ingredients, a cracking type of individual backed up by a pedigree steeped in black type, this filly fits this criteria, then some.

We all here after the sales how well we have purchased and it is an often used far too often to describe horses, but if anyone can find a better moving filly, with this much upside for so little price, they are indeed lucky.

This is one and in partnership with our trainer, Ellerton Zahra limited shares will be offered, but they won’t last and judging on the way yearling prices are moving sharply upward, they will not get any cheaper.

Feel free to contact us, racing with Pacific Bloodstock and Ellerton Zahra is fun and seen below our new filly is getting into the swing of it by ruffling up her new trainers hair.




Commands The Stage broke her Maiden tonight at Cranbourne with an emphatic win in the Highview Accounting Service Maiden over 1600 metres.

Beginning well, the daughter of Commands from a Theatrical mare that stems from the family of Kentucky Derby winner, Funny Cide, Commands The Stage was always handy for jockey, Andrew Mallyon before bursting through late under hands and heels riding to win by a neck.

The four year old mare is owned by many first time owners, who like all other owners crave the absolute joy of winning a race and tonight they achieved it.

Peter Hooper (pictured) was on course tonight, as were Paul Delves and Glen McNeil with their respective families who cheered the bonny grey mare home over the concluding stages, and this was echoed by owners Australia wide who shared the unbridled joy.

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A model of consistency, Commands The Stage was a close fourth as a three year old, just shaded out of a place by subsequent Queensland Derby and Sale Cup winner Sonntag at Sandown, but it was an eye catching second placing last start at Geelong that indicated to her very patient owners that a win was close at hand.

Trained by the very popular, Ellerton Zahra partnership and well ridden by Andrew Mallyon, Commands The Stage looks well placed to build on her most consistent record.


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Roll The Ignition, a mere $10,000 purchase at Inglis Classic stood brave tonight in winning at Moonee Valley.  This was her second win from five starts and since returning as a three year old has now won twice with a third in only three starts.

The daughter of Casino Prince is trained by Ellerton Zahra at Flemington and was superbly ridden by Damian Lane, sitting outside the leader before surging up the straight to the shouting of her very loyal  owners.

Missing her chance at stakes level last week with a minor setback, the filly tonight showed she has the class to race at a better level.

With an affinity to race at Moonee Valley, who knows we may be back there next start, because it does not matter who you are or how much money you have, everyone can be a winner.


RTI horse MVPhoto courtesy of SLICKPIX



An old favourite of Pacific Bloodstock is Step Abart. The son of God’s Own from the imported, Two Steps Ahead, Step Abart returned from retirement recently in the care of Lee and Shannon Hope to score at Kilmore last week.

Previously the winner of two races, Step Abart won his third by the narrowest of margins after missing the kick in the 2000m event.

The winning formula, apart from the care and patience of all at Gale Lodge may well have been jockey, Dale Smith who now has won all three races on “Bart” and has an impressive strike rate when riding for Pacific Bloodstock.

He is no superstar, but he is loved by his handlers and of course his loyal owners.

Look out for Step Abart when he steps out over more ground in the coming weeks.

He has a stayers pedigree with three English Derbies, an Arc winner and also the dam of Scenic in his pedigree, so who knows he may show up in a nice two miler somewhere soon




Pacific Bloodstock graduates who have won recently include the impressive win of Arkansas at the end of August for Mark Kavanagh and Glen Boss.  Arkansas, a gelded son of More Than Ready from the Zabeel half sister to Metal Bender, was an $80,000 purchase from Attunga Stud at Inglis Easter.

Hartley’s Hope won at Belmont yesterday for Lindsey Smith and was only a $15,000 purchase at the sales from Eddy Rigg’s, Geisel Park and looks to have a very bright future in WA