81 individual winners, 7 stakes performers -
HOLLOWLEA, MISS IMAGICA, HIDDEN JEWEL, Hidden Warrior, Obsidian Dragon, Saraji, Hidden Kisses, Steel Dragon.
2012-13 Fee - $11,000
538 winners, over $31m, 27 stakes performers -
16 SW inc,
SPIRIT OF BOOM, TIERQUALO, CARIAD, STAR SHIRAZ, BURDEKIN BLUES, SHOW BIZ KID, SEQUENTIAL CHARM
2012-13 Fee - FOA
113 mares served in 2011
2012-13 Fee $7,700. Limited shares available
Saturday is the main day as far as racing is concerned at the latest one was a beauty for the always in-form Sequalo who was represented by five winners on five different tracks!
Headlining his great day was the in-form Seeking More who recorded a determined victory over 1110m at Doomben - his second gutsy win from as many starts this campaign.
Beaten only twice in six starts to date, the Kelso Wood trained three-year-old has not only pace but heart, digging deep when challenged over the final stages.
His win was especially meritorious when considering that he is still doing a fair bit wrong.
Over-racing during the middle stages of the race, Seeking More is winning despite himself!
“When he got behind the two leaders he raced a bit too fierce,' Cahill said, "he just needs to be a bit more relaxed."
Also in winning form for Sequalo on Saturday was Apache Gulf (1 1/2 length winner over 1212m at Bundaberg), Sequalo Revenge (soft 2 1/2 length winner over 1050m at Toowoomba), Seqsea (impressive four length Gold Coast winner over 1400m) and Turquoise Dragon who saluted over 1200m in Macau.
The success of Turquoise Dragon was part of a Macau double for Sequalo whose tough seven-year-old son Super Smile won first up at Taipa on Friday. Closer to home Sequalo had a new winner on the same day - Our Edge gamely breaking his maiden over 1400m at Ipswich.
In other Sequalo news, his exciting daughter Epsilon is back in pre-training with trainer Tony Gollan excited about her winter and spring carnival prospects - the San Domenico Stakes mentioned as a possible target.
We also have some sad Hidden Dragon news with his brilliant daughter Obsidian Dragon - a nine times winner of over $400,000 in stakes - succumbing to injury this week, subsequently retired.
Much loved by connections - "it was hard not to love a horse who always gave her all" - said part owner Jeff Collins, she will be retained as a broodmare. Meanwhile her two-year-old sister Ardere trialled quite well at Morphettville this week and is well regarded by the David & Ryan Balfour stable.
Lyndhurst Stud celebrated a home-bred metropolitan winner on Wednesday, the consistent Gotcha finding the line in determined style at Doomben.
Having his third run back from a spell, the Robert Heathcote trained five-year-old was deserving of his win having been sound without the best of luck at his first two runs this campaign.
A four times winner and eight times placed from 31 starts, Gotcha has been a fun horse for connections - three of his victories coming at Doomben and Eagle Farm.
Raced by Lyndhurst with Vicky Heathcote, R & K Smith, Adam Gordon Trevor Burr, Michael Kelly and Jacqueline Kelly, Gotcha is by the always in-form Sequalo from a solid black-type family.
The final foal produced by his dam Guten Tag who sadly died five years ago, Gotcha is a half-brother to the seven times winner Night Escort.
His dam was a half-sister to the Group Two winner Hello Darl and the Listed winning two-year-old Befriend. Other members of this familiy include the Group One winner Happy Sailing and the stakes winners Helm, Salty and Greeting.
Gotcha's success followed on the heels of another impressive Sequalo city winner last Saturday - the up-and-coming two-year-old Agitate.
Impressing saluting at Doomben in early March, the exciting Kelly Schweida trained colt olt did it just as easily at the same track last Saturday - racing away to an easy second victory from just three starts.
A member of Sequalo's in-form 13th crop - one that has also produced promising juveniles Missy Longstocking and Epsilon - Agitate again put on display his great natural speed, jumping straight to the front - and staying there!
Drawing clear over the final furlong to salute by a soft two lengths, Agitate showed that he is a horse to reckon with over the carnival, connections deciding which races to set him for after he contests another city sprint in a couple of week's time.
When the history of the Queensland Racing Industry is researched, there is no doubting the integral role which Lyndhurst Stud has played for well over 100 years - and will continue to play for many years to come.
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