Joey Jives at Sale

Aeronautical Joe was an impressive winner at Sale last Saturday on debut over 1400m in the Australia Day Maiden Plate.  An $88,000 purchase from the Perth Magic Millions sale, Aeronautical Joe was well ridden by Ben Knobel who used the strength of the Flying Spur gelding to totally outpoint the $1.2 million, Laughing Lad.

Trained by Mick Price, Aeronautical Joe is the first foal from the Belmont Guineas winner, Joey Jo Jo and may have a bright future over more ground in the future.

This horse proves yet again that you do not need to spend a lot of money to be involved in race horse ownership.

Cathcart Wins at Kojonup Cup

Clang four year old, Cathcart entered history today for young Perth trainer, Ryan Murphy by winning the Kojonup Cup. Murphy who earlier this season won the Landor Cup in outback WA, made the history books being the trainer of the only horse to win these folklore events in the one season. A Pacific Bloodstock graduate, Cathcart is evidence of an enthusiastic young trainer who wanted to give a horse not capable of the bright lights, another chance. Cathcart has only had a handful of starts and now has the Landor and Kojonup Cups to his credit. He may never win a Perth Cup but he is loved and appreciated by his connections.

Exciting New Opportunities

With the sales well and truly underway, Pacific Bloodstock have been active and soon will have three new syndicates available for your consideration.

A bay filly by Manhattan Rain from a half sister to Atlantic Jewel and Commanding Jewel will enter the Mark Kavanagh stable after being purchased by Highgrove Stud at Magic Millions.

Our first Sydney venture is a chestnut filly by outstanding sire Encosta De Lago from a European family steeped in black type and includes the Japan Cup winner, Pilsudski. This is our ATC Oaks prospect, get on board with our newest trainer, Sam Kavanagh who relocates to Rosehill mid-year.

To prove we have something for everyone, we purchased a price range filly, By All Too Hard’s sire, Casino Prince from a sister to Spark of Life and closely related to Run For Levi.  We are developing an exciting strategy for entry level participants not wanting to outlay large wads of capital to experience the trill of racehorse ownership.

The website will have details of all opportunities, and hopefully many more horses shortly.

Step Abart – The Journey

The story of STEP ABART begins in time honoured Newmarket, England where Pacific Bloodstock purchased, the royally bred Two Steps Ahead.

At a price of $140,000 landed, she was neither cheap or expensive, but she had blood and was raised on a farm that is part of folklore, not only by being the breeders of Tugela, the dam of Melbourne Cup heroine, Makybe Diva, but also of Danehill and more recently the superstar, Frankel, Juddmonte Farms.

With Arc winner, Rainbow Quest close up in his family, along with Derby winners, Dushyntor, Commander In Chief, Warning and also for good measure the dam of highly successful sire, Scenic, “Bart” as he is affectionatly known as, had to be a racehorse.

Two Steps Ahead was trained by Mick Price, but injury prevented her from racing and a mating to Snitzel was begging, until EI struck and a rushed call to Shane McGrath, then manager at Eliza Park saw Gods Own as the suitor for the mare.

Mick Price who has a reputation of coaxing the best of precocious youngsters was selected to train Bart and he has shown poise and patience in bringing this big awkward, but magnificent gelding into a horse who has now won two of his last three starts, per aganecy of a fighting win in a showcase event over 2200 metres today at Sale.

There are many a story among the owners, who like trainer have been patient, but today the story was about Step Abart who invoked all his famous relations spirit and fought valiantly under a heady ride by Dale Smith to win.

Most who see this gawky but handsome gelding will see a statistic as a winner in race four at Sale in country Victoria, but some see history and some others dream that maybe, just maybe will see Step Abart evolve as a promising stayer of the future and rise to far greater heights.

Crookhaven Goes Back to Back

Crookhaven wins again

Exciting Fastnet Rock three year old, CROOKHAVEN made it back to back city wins on New Years Day with a close but emphatic win at Flemington.  Having to cart the feild up to the runaway leader, then being left in front early in the straight, the horse did a mighty job to hang on from a bunch of late closers.

Trained on the track by master horseman, Mark Kavanagh, CROOKHAVEN had won his previous start at Sandown after being given plenty of time to mature.

Jockey Glenn Boss was enthusiastic about the horse for the future and indicated he has Group potential when he learns what the racing caper is all about.

Many of the owners and a loyal band of supporters were onhand to celebrate the win, which truly capped off the festive season.

CROOKHAVEN was a relatively inexpensive purchase for a Fastnet Rock at $90,000 and Pacific Bloodstock will be back in the saddle at the upcoming Magic Millions, Inglis Classic and Karaka sales.  Register your interest to be an owner in our next