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March 2018

2018 Yearling Sale Review

Willow Grove Stud sold 8 yearlings at the Adelaide Magic Millions Sale in 2018

and offered another 2 yearlings for clients.

This colt by Zebedee/Angel Of Hope (above) was a very busy boy at the sales and made $130,000

This magnificent filly by Zebedee/Tigers Eyes sold for $70,000

This filly, a half sister to the speedy Another Diamond, by Zebedee/Urakawa made $60,000

This colt by Reward For Effort/Go Katrina sold for $35,000

This filly by Zebedee/Carpe Jugulum sold for $34,000

This Host/Shalini filly sold for $30,000

This filly by Zebedee/Stardust One sold for $15,000

This colt by Zebedee/Churchill's Girl sold for $ 12,500

and for our clients

This colt by Magnus/Lady Orio sold for $45,000

This colt by Stryker/Divine Connection sold for $20,000


March 2018

Mint Lane - A Month of firsts in March.

Hero Time became Mint Lane’s first Hong Kong winner on the 7th of March. Ridden by Nash Rawiller, the promising 3YO

finished strongly to score by a widening 1.6 lengths over 1200m at Happy Valley. Friday night racing at Moonee Valley on the

16th March provided a perfect location for two Mint Lane mares, Our Gladiator and Another Diamond to

show off their talents in the 955m Challenge. With Another Diamond leading into the straight, it took a top effort from Our Gladiator

to catch Another Diamond late, giving Mint Lane the quinella.

Both mares were bred by Willow Grove Stud and sold at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sales.

Willi Willi became Mint Lane’s first Stakeswinner on the 23rd of March, scoring in the $180,000 Albury Gold Cup over 2000m.

The talented 4YO, already a winner at Flemington, took his record to 5 wins, 1 second from only 12 starts and $340,000 in prizemoney.

Mint Lane also had a good support crew of local winners in the last few weeks, including Shall We Hope, Irish Mint, Whistling Mikado,

Mint Collector and Aussie Bob. Mint Lane, this season is also the sire of talented 3YO winners in Singapore – Come And Take All and Master Miner.

With only 76 progeny to race, Mint Lane has produced an impressive strike rate of 60% winners to runners with earnings approaching $3 million.

Mint Lane’s female pedigree has also taken some huge leaps in recent times with three of his half-sisters all

producing Group 1 horses in the USA.

Bowie’s Hero (by Artie Schiller) 6 wins including Santa Anita Kilroe Mile Gr1 and Mathis Brothers Mile Gr2

Sharp Azteca (Freud) 8 wins including Aqueduct Cigar Mile Gr1, Gulfstream Park Hcp Gr2 Belmont Kelso Stakes Gr2,

Two Gr3’s and second in 3 Gr1’s $2.3 million.

Firing Line (Line of David) Sunland Derby Gr3, and second to American Pharoah in the

Kentucky Derby Gr1 and 2nd Futurity Stakes Gr1 etc.

These elite level horses are regarded as some of the best milers to race

in the US in recent times – all out of three different half sisters to Mint Lane- two of them unraced. It’s no surprise

to see Mint Lane producing some talented offspring, (from his limited opportunities), with probably an elite galloper to come.


July 2017

Great News

Willi Willi by Mint Lane went on to win the final of the VRC Silver Bowl Series over a mile,

on the 8/7/17 in Melbourne.


June 17

Strength of pedigree always shines through and such is the case with Mint Lane - the only son of outstanding stallion Maria's Mon standing in Australia.

Calling Willow Grove Stud, South Australia his home, the Group 2 winner is proving a reliable source of winners and looks to have an extra smart one

in the shape of Willi Willi.
An impressive Sandown maiden winner in late April, the Craig Widdison trained Silver Bowl Series Final bound three-year-old contested a strong

1400m heat at Bendigo last week.
Sent out favourite on the back of a most unlucky run (held up for much of the straight) at Sandown, Willi Willi did not have the best of runs from a tricky

gate but jockey Craig Williams was happy to let him find his feet.
As the leader Toorak Cowboy kicked clear in the run home, Willi Willi began to chase and what heart he showed - really knuckling down over the

final stages and putting his nose out right where it counted.
"I was always confident over that last 100m that he was going to get there," reported jockey Craig Williams.
Describing Willi Willi as "a lovely horse to work with," Williams said that "he is a work in progress but I am very confident in his ability."
"He didn't have any favours in the run but he was solid late and the way he raced today warrants him a crack at the final over a mile."
Also looking the goods is another lightly raced three-year-old in Our Gladiator who was a dominant on pace winner at Echuca on Monday, working

early off a wide gate but sprinting clear over the final stages.
Clever Tommy is another in-form Mint Lane, successful by wide margins at each of the last three starts whilst the likes of Hazy Lane (six times winner

of over $178,000) , triple Morphettville winner Mullinger Lane, fellow Morphettville winner Irish Mint and Another Diamond (speedy Moonee Valley

winner with earnings beyond $127,000) are amongst those proving their worth at metropolitan level.
Also in recent winning form are the tough and consistent gallopers Scenic Mint, Red Scimitar, Our Prospect, Mint Collector, Bwuva, Washerwoman,

Saint Valentine, Amintire and Nippy Lippy.
Mint Lane's overall stats make for good reading with over 80% of his named foals making it to the track - 36 winners from just 62 runners; a

winners-to-runners strike rate in excess of 58%.
Selling for $43,000 and $35,000, two Mint Lane colts were much admired at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale in March and at a fee of

$2200 (incl gst) he is the ideal owner/breeder stallion.
One of 55 stakes winners sired by the triple Group One winning US Champion 2Y0 Colt Maria's Mon (sire of two Kentucky Derby winners),

Mint Lane hails from a prolific black type family that has really been on fire in recent times.

In fact three of his sisters have been represented by stakes winners.
The Gr.1 placed Sister Girl Blues has produced the Gr.3 winner Firing Line who was second in American Pharoah's Kentucky Derby whilst the unraced

So Sharp is dam of dual Group winner Sharp Aztec who was second at Group One level at his most recent outing at Belmont in mid-June.
Meanwhile Remembered is dam of the lightly raced and promising recent stakes winning three-year-old Bowies Hero.

Sharing the same fourth dam - the outstanding broodmare Kamar - as emerging young stallion Your Song (currently third on the first season sire chart ),

Mint Lane hails from the same branch of the prolific Pretty Polly family as the big race winners Fantastic Light, Gorgeous, Music Show, Swift Temper,

Seaside Attraction, Golden Attraction, Cape Town, Desert Lord, Alpha and Flashing.
Winning the Gr.2 Dwyer Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths, Mint Lane showed his rivals a clean pair of heels leading throughout - showing that same great pace

when winning the Listed Postponed Handicap by a stunning 5 3/4 lengths.
His other two wins (from just 11 starts) were also by impressive margins - 6 3/4 lengths and 8 1/2 lengths!

"Mint Lane showed great dash at all of his runs and was able to sustain that speed to four big wins," Willow Grove's Ralph Satchell said, adding that it

has been interesting to watch Mint Lane's progeny show that same speed and will to win.

article written by Kristen Manning.


July 2016

Double for Host.

Host had a great day at Flemington on the 23rd July.

Mighty Like, a new Stakeswinner for his sire Host last preparation, won the Bruce Gadsden Hcp over 1200m first up in grand style.

He is now the winner of 10 races and $393,000 from only 32 starts.

Name The Day won the KA Morrison Hcp over 2000m after 2 nice placings over a mile.

He has now won 4 races and $97,820 from only 14 starts.

Both horses look likely to do much more in the near future.

Host now has 4 Stakeswinners, 79 winners and over $6.5 million prizemoney earnings

with a winners to runners ratio of about 65%.

July 2016

Mint Lane winners flowing

3 new winners and a 2nd for Mint Lane in the last few weeks.

Mintini trained by Ryan Balfour for Willow Grove Stud’s Ralph Satchell won convincingly leading all the way

over a mile at Murray Bridge on 29/6. Retained by her breeder due to a significant injury

during a thunderstorm when a yearling, Mintini shows great promise in her short career so far.

She is from the Hurricane Sky mare Shalini, a half sister to multiple Stakeswinner Red Hope.

Another Diamond, a 3YO filly trained in Victoria by Bill Cerchi and raced in partnership by Ralph Satchell

and several of Bill’s long term clients ran a gutsy 2nd nearly leading all the way in the

SABOIS eligible $100,000 3YO Plate on the 2/7.

Another Diamond has shown great speed and already won 2 races at the provincials in Victoria.

Aussie Bob won his maiden at Bordertown on 3/7 and Playboy Lane won first up for his new trainer Sam Burford

at Port Augusta for Geoff and Rosie Oakes. Playboy Lane was born and raised at Willow Grove Stud

for his breeder Meredith Johnston. He is from the Centre Stalls mare Honeybunny who is closely related to

speedsters Picalilli Star and Allstar.

Mint Lane now has 23 winners and 7 placegetters from only 43 runners.

His progeny earnings are over $1.05 million and climbing.

April 2016


Mint Lane Double at Balaklava on 13 April

Mullinger Lane made up for his unlucky first two starts this preparation by winning a heat

of the Autumn Series at Balaklava in a new Track Record time over 1400m.

Unable to lead due to the fast pace set by two other runners, he stormed home

to win by half a length.

In the next race on the card at Balaklava, another Mint Lane gelding,

Social Lane survived a close photo in the 1200m race to win also.

Mint Lane has 18 winners and 10 Placegetters from only 40 runners and appraoching $900,000 in prizemoney.


March 2016

Host filly makes $40,000 on last day in Adelaide

Lot 320, The Host filly from the Scenic mare The Gem was bought by

Aquanita Racing for $40,000

March 2016

Two new Stakeswinners for Host

Multiple winner Mighty Like took a step up and converted to a Stakeswinner on Australia Day

winning the MRC John Dillon Hcp Listed, bringing his record to 9 wins from 1200m to 1600m

and nearly $350,000

Then at the end of March, Conflight won the Singapore-Gr3 3YO Sprint over 1200m earning an additional

$132,750 for connections. This is his 4th win.

Host now has 4 Stakeswinners, 2 Stakesplaced horses and 76 winners to date.

Jan 2016


Front running 3YO Mint Lane (USA) fillies have been flying the flag for their sire

in the lead up to the 2016 Adelaide Magic Millions Sale.

Hazy Lane

Colac 22/1/16. Another Diamond showed dazzling speed to lead all the

way and beat the older horses, winning by over 4 lengths, her 2nd win from 5 starts.
Another Diamond is by Mint Lane from Urakawa (Umatilla) and was bought by her

trainer Bill Cerchi at the 2014 Adelaide Magic Millions Sale for $15,000 .

Morphettville 23/1/16. Hazy Lane led all the way in winning the 1530m 3yo Hcp taking

her earnings to $96,000. She is a great advert for the SABIOS Bonus Scheme as this

includes $32,000 in SABOIS bonuses.
Hazy Lane by Mint Lane from De Lago Haze (Encosta De Lago) was bought by Richard Jolly

at the Adelaide Magic Millions Sale for $9,000 .

Both fillies were sold by Willow Grove Stud, who have a select draft of 12 yearlings

available at the upcoming Adelaide Magic Millions Sale.


Penang 30/1/16. Beyond Wealth brought up his 4th win in Malaysia, running away to win by 2.5 lengths over 1400m.

He was sold for $28,000 at the Adelaide MM yearlingsale. By Mint Lane from Wings of Alice (Testa Rossa),

bred by Willow Grove Stud

Port Lincoln 31/1/16. Saint Valentine won his maiden. By Mint Lane from Miss Valentine (Canny Lad).

Bred by Brian Messner

Kilmore 1/2/16. Peppermint Lane won over 1200m. She sold at The Adelaide MMYlg sale for $11,000

By Mint Lane from Carpe Jugulum (Hussonet) and was bred by Willow Grove Stud.

She followed this with an eyecatching win at Bendigo the following Saturday,coming from 15th at the 400m

to win running away.

Willow Grove Stud has a full brother in this years sale.


Mint Lane now has 17 winners and 9 placegetters from 36 runners.

New Stakes-Winner for Willow Grove Stud Sire Host


Mighty Like (Host – Mighty Fine) won the $120,000 Listed MRC John Dillon Handicap

over 1400m on Australia Day.

Three days earlier, Host also provided a Moonee Valley winner in Tuff Host.

Host is currently enjoying somewhat of a resurgence with 11 winners since the 31st

of December including a stakes-winner and the stakes-placed Player One.

Host is represented by three Yearlings at the upcoming Adelaide Magic Millions Sale.

August 2015

14th winner for Mint Lane

After Me, a first crop export to Malaysia, won at his first attempt at a mile at Perak.

He had run a number of placings over shorter distances, but seemed to relish the easier pace

in the mile leading for most of the race and holding strong at the finish.

He was sold by Ron Kervers and Lyn Karpowicz for $27,000 at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

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July 2015

13th winner for Mint Lane

3YO Mullinger Lane won impressively at Balaklava over 1215m, sitting outside the leader from the start

and running away in the straight to win by 3.5 lengths.

Bred by Willow Grove Stud, a majority share in him was bought by Allan Worrell

from Moree in NSW after viewing his picture on the Willow Grove website as a weanling.

Alan races the gelding with Willow Grove Stud owner Ralph Satchell.

During his previous prep he was a model of consistancy and ran 3 placings from 4 starts, but for greenness he would have won at

least one of those starts. This time in he is extremely professional in all his work and this was evident at Balaklava.

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July 2015

11th and 12th winner for Mint Lane

3YO gelding Maggie's Call won the Two year old and over maiden plate at Port Augusta by 5.3 lengths

over1498m . He is the first foal of good race mare Call to Mind (Centre Stalls).

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3YO filly, The Red Lady won the Sabois Maiden Plate over 1100m first up and at only her 2nd start in a photo.

Bred by Willow Grove Stud from the Stargazer mare Gaze At Gold, a sister to Mutiple city winning mare

Amber Gaze, she was sold at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $16,000

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July 2015

Quality winner for Host in Hong Kong

Thors Bolt by Host from The Helissio mare Helogen won convincingly at his fourth start

at Sha Tin on the 12th of July and was well ridden by G Mosse.

He was purchased for $50,000 at the 2013 Inglis Ready2Race Sale by Anton Koolman

Bloodstock Pty Ltd.

At his previous 3 starts he ran 3rd, 4th and 2nd and looks to have what it takes

to measure up in Hong Kong. He has won to date $712,500

June 2015

Below is a link to a new video done by TRSA to promote our industry - it is well worth a look

May 2015

10th winner for Mint Lane

2YO Hazy Lane broke through for her maiden win at Balaklava on 13/5/15

The only 2YO in the field she did well to hold off the older horses

as they did their best to run her down in the straight. But showing bull dog determination

she held on to win by nearly half a length in the 1400m Maiden race.

Bought by Richard Jolly at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale from

the second crop of Mint Lane for only $9000 looks to be a good investment.

Bred and sold by Willow Grove Stud, she is from one of our foundation families,

from the Encosta De Lago mare De Lago Haze and a grand daughter of good racemare Amber Gaze.

Watch the video here

May 2015

9th winner for Mint Lane

2YO Atlas Two gave his owners a big thrill winning at his second start by 7 lengths in a field of 14

in Seoul, Korea on 10/5/2015. A definite favourite the gelding was bred by Willow Grove Stud

and sold for only $13,000 at The Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale 2014.

Despite having a distinct age disadvantage to the other runners, mainly American bred, he outclassed them .

I note on the Korean Racing site they regard him as a 3YO.

He is from The Fantastic Light mare Fantastic Dream. Fantastic Light is from the same female family

as Mint Lane and in fact share a common dam line through Kamar, a Gr 1 winner and Broodmare of the year in the USA .

Fantastic Dream has a weanling filly by Mint Lane.

Click here to find a link to view the race

then click either high or low next to DVD and the race should load.It may take several minutes.

My apologies if it doesn't work for you, I have found it unreliable (a little slow or very slow) depending on which computer I use.

He is number 6, Lime green cap and red sleeves, blue blinkers up near the front from the start .

(Also on this Korean website, I find I need to let the race run through once without watching as it buffers a lot,

then I replay it and watch it in real time successfully)

May 2015 Firing Line runs 2nd in the Kentucky Derby.  
April 2015

8th winner for Mint Lane

3YO filly Our Prospect looked a picture in the mounting yard at Gawler, a big strong chesnut filly bred by trainer and part owner Ken

Sweeney with Mr and Mrs Mace from Tasmania. They had all raced her dam Chasing Gold together

and continued the partnership to the breeding paddock. Ken told me that Chasing Gold was very fast, but could only go

4 furlongs ( 800m), he was concerned that the 1100m might be too far first up for this filly.

But he was wrong and she burst from the pack to win convincingly at only her second start.

View race here

Hazy Lane, a 2YO filly from the Encosta De Lago mare De Lago Haze also ran at Gawler

and ran a 1.3 length 5th, despite never seeing daylight in the straight. One to follow.

March 2015

Pedigree update for Mint Lane

Mint Lane's G1 placed sister "Sister Girl Blues" has produced a contender for this years Kentucky Derby.

"Firing Line lived up to his big reputation with a thoroughly dominating performance in the $800,000 Sunland Park Derby (G3)

on Sunday, with the 3-year-old son of Line of David winning by 14 ¼-lengths in near track-record time.

Line of David vaulted to the top of the Second-Crop Sire list after Firing Line’s win. He is one of only two second year sires with multiple

stakes winners in 2015.He is the sire of California Derby winner Cross the Line

Firing Line was sent off the 1-5 favorite on Sunday, and after contesting four-way duel for the first half of the race, Firing Line began to pull

away from the field.

Hall of Famer Gary Stevens was basically motionless the entire trip as Firing Line outclassed the competition in the stretch, winning in hand in 1:47.39

on a fast track.

Firing Line earned 50 qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, giving him a total of 108, which assures the Simon Callaghan trainee a spot

in the May 2 Classic.

Owned by Arnold Zetcher LLC, Firing Line breakthrough race on Sunday came after narrow losses to another leading Derby contender in Dortmund

in the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) and Robert B. Lewis S. (G3).

His overall record is now 2-3-0 in five starts, with $574,800 in earnings."

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also take note of the sectionals that appear at the end!


March 2015

7th Winner for Mint Lane

Scenic Mint won his maiden at Streaky Bay by 3.2 lengths over 1000m on 28/3/15.

March 2015
Khoo dedicates win to late trainer David Balfour
Michael Lee
Courtesy of the Singapore Turf Club website

Trainer Leslie Khoo paid tribute to late trainer, mentor and friend David Balfour after leading in maiden winner Star General on Friday night.

Khoo used to ride for the former Singapore-based Australian trainer in the Bukit Timah days and worked as his assistant-trainer after he hung

up his boots. Balfour continued training in Australia after his Malaysian-Singaporean stint, tallying up a total of 700 winners before he passed

away at the age of 62 last October after a long illness.

Khoo said it was Balfour who picked Star General and sent the son of little-known sire Mint Lane to him shortly before his demise.

“David was a good trainer and had a good eye for horses. I don’t know much about Star General’s sire, but he told me this one would go

well over more ground,” said the Singaporean trainer.

“Unfortunately, David died just after he got this horse in Adelaide for me. I would like to dedicate this win to David.”

Ridden by Alan Munro in the $65,000 Initiation race over 1100m on Polytrack, Star General bounced straight onto the bunny from his

inside lane, but eventually handed up the lead when newcomers So The Thing (Corey Brown) and Sun Pioneer (Benny Woodworth) shot

past as they went waging a speed battle.

Sun Pioneer got the upperhand in the end while Star General took the drop on them from the backstraight before being angled out for his

move around the home turn. Upon straightening, So The Thing faded, but Sun Pioneer was in no mood to abdicate as he gave another

kick to give the $11 hotpot something to chase.

Well ridden by Munro, Star General responded to the challenge as he gradually wore Sun Pioneer down before drawing clear for a

comfortable two-length victory. Sun Pioneer, a third-placed runner from only one start in Cranbourne, Australia, is certainly a customer

who will be useful to trainer Desmond Koh and owner, Hong Kong businessman Cheng Ting Kong.

Five Hundred Bucks (Michael Rodd) ran another good race to finish third another neck away. The winning time was 1min 5.66secs.

Khoo said Star General had improved by leaps and bounds since his dismal debut when he blundered badly at the start on February 6.

“He missed the start badly at his first run, but he was a lot more mature at his second run,” said Khoo.

“He led but weakened late. I think he can go over further, but because he has so much gate speed, I want to put him in those sprint races first.

“I changed the winkers to blinkers and he was a lot more relaxed tonight and I think drawing barrier No 1 also helped him. Hopefully, he

can improve further.”

Munro, who was taking over from the suspended Nooresh Juglall, who partnered Star General at his first two starts, said he was pleasantly

surprised how Star General was so collected throughout the race.

“He was a bit keen in his races but today he was very professional and very relaxed,” said the English jockey.

“I was very happy with the way he quickened in the home straight.”

March 2015

Winner No. 6 for Mint Lane

Star General, a colt purchased by David and Ryan Balfour for overseas clients at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale

from Mint Lane's first crop won impressively in Singapore on Friday 20/3/15. Having only his third start, he overcame

nearly clipping the heels of two other runners who crossed him mid way thru the race to storm past them in the straight and win convincingly.

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This takes you to the video gallery - just find race 2 on 20/3/15

Jan 2015

4th and 5th winner for Mint Lane

Social Lane, a half brother to Social Glow won his fourth start at Corowa on 29/12/14. This followed two close seconds his previous 2 starts.

Raced by his breeders Murray Haynes and Ken Sweeney, he is trained by Ken's brother Phillip at Jerilderie, NSW.

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Peppermint Lane won at Cranbourne on 2/1/15 after a number of second placings too

and over a 1000m which for a horse that seemed to be crying out for 1400m was a pleasant surprise.

Raced by a Grand Syndications syndicate she was purchased from Willow Grove Stud for $11,000 at the

Magic Millions Yearling Sale. Willow Grove Stud have a full brother to this filly for the 2016 sales.

Dec 2014

3rd winner for Mint Lane!!!!!!!

First starter Yoshi Asahi wins impressively at Terang.

The first foal from the Tayasu Tsuyoshi mare Taashi Raaz, he was bred by his owners Dr Barry and Mrs Di Schultz

from Adelaide. Owner Di was delighted with the win, but couldn't quite come to terms that he won over 1000m when the dam was a stayer.

He is trained by Kylie Vella and was ridden by S Vella. The Schultz's have a yearling full sister to Yoshi Asahi and their mare

is in foal to Mint Lane again.

Mint Lane now has three winners and a further 5 placegetters from only 12 starters


Sept 2014

2nd winner for Mint Lane !!!!!!!

Ultra Vires, a 3YO filly by Mint Lane who ran a creditable 6th at Morphettville at her first start, has won her 2nd start

in an all age maiden at Naracoorte on the 21st Sept over 1000m. Backed in to a short price she sat mid field for most

of the race, but stormed home to win easily.

Bred to race by Gavin and Sue Miller from Strathalbyn, she is the first foal of theIndian Danehill mare Final Skirmish.

This cross of Mint Lane over a Danehill line mare is something we suggested could be successful

when we first researched Mint Lane's pedigree and that of his sire Maria's Mon.

(see pedigree suggestions on the home page)

Click here to view the race on the TRSA website

then click on Naracoorte Sept 21 and scroll to race 4, then click on show video

July 2014

First Winner for Mint Lane !!!!!!!

His Malaysian runner Beyond Wealth won at his third start, jumping to the lead and winning easily by 2 lengths

at the Perak Gold Vase meeting on the 27th July. This gelding who was sold by Willow Grove Stud at the

Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $28,000 on the last day, is from the Testa Rossa Mare

Wings Of Alice.

At his first 2 starts he ran close thirds in large fields against 3YO's over 1300m, but back to 1200m

and in a 2YO race, he won easily.

Another Mint Lane and stablemate After Me ran third in the same race.

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Mint Lane has now had 6 runners for the winner and a further 4 placegetters.

June 2014

Nearly a first winner

Cool Kisses ran a great race on the 22nd June in Tasmania to run a head 2nd toValiant Warrior.

Storming home at the finish she just failed to catch the odds on favourite in the 1200m 2YO Hcp.

Her breeder David Bay commented "one more stride and she wins, her trainer says she is crying out for 1400m and will make a great 3YO.

I was so hoping she could be the first winner for Mint Lane...............but that won't be long coming by the looks of things.

You could be in for an exciting 2014-15 season."

May 2014

The Mint Lane's are racing.

His first starter Scenic Mint ran a good third at Port Lincoln on the 31st of December and his trainer reported to us that he expected him to improve

significantly from the run and win at his next start. However the horse had an accident and had to be sent to the paddock.

Then we had to wait to mid February for Peppermint Lane. Trained by Robbie Lang, the filly ran 7th at her first start only beaten 3.35 lengths at Sandown,

then ran a gallant second, nearly catching the winner at Cranbourne and so impressed the connections, they then started her in a Listed race at Moonee Valley,

which was won by London Lolly.

And then we move to Penang, Malaysia 4th May. A number of the first crop were sold to Malaysia and the first to appear was the colt from Wings Of Alice,

called Beyond Wealth. Running in a 1300m maiden for 2 and 3YO's , he went with the short priced favourite and made the pace from a wide gate,

to run third, beaten only a length and 3/4.

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and scroll to race 5

Aug 2013

What a great start to the new season for Clangalang.

Almost a winner a week in Melbourne on a Saturday and plenty of other winners in Adelaide and at the provincial tracks

in S.A, Victoria , NSW and Tasmania. He finished last season with nearly $2 million for the year and has his total earnings

up over $6.7 million. He is currently 26th on the General Sires list.

For August the highlight has been Clang and Bang winning at Moonee Valley and Flemington. Also Our Freed Man winning

at Morphettvilee and placing 3rd in a Group 3. Our Littletreasure has won two in a row at Gawler and should go close at her next start in town.

A handful of provincial winners and dozens of placings keep adding to his progeny prizemoney earnings.

There has been strong interest from the Breed To Race breeders from various states but there is still room to book your mare in.

June 2013

Clangalang flies past $6 million in progeny earnings

With two winners at Gawler on the 5th June, Zipalang and Our Littletreasure, Clangalang's  progeny earnings

passed the $6 million mark. He followed up with the winner of the

Stayer's Quality Cup won by Peal Of Bells on the 8th June at Randwick.

  Mint Lane yearling photos  
Apr 2013

Yearling Sales

Mint Lane's first yearlings sold at the Magic Millions Adelaide Sale in 2013.
In Session 1 they averaged $18,500 and sold to a top pf $31,000 and four selling above the sale median of $27,000.
On the last day in Adelaide, Willow Grove Stud sold 3 Mint Lane's for an average of $16,500, over double the sale median and

$6,000 abovethe sale average. The Mint Lane yearlings drew many favourable comments in regard to their type, strength and correctness.

Mint Lane gives breeders the opportunity to access the ability, versatility and class of his sire Maria’s Mon. Maria’s Mons statistics

say it all. Multiple Group 1winner and Champion US 2YO, US Champion 2nd crop sire and has been a regular Top Ten sire in the US,

including 3rd in 2010. Total earnings of over $75 million, 1 Champion, 2 Kentucky Derby winners, 10 Group 1 winners, 79% winners to runners

and an impressive over 10% Stakes horses to runners.

Maria’s Mon has achieved a reputation in the US for siring sound, versatile horses at home on all surfaces, in fact the majority

of his Stakeswinners are turf performers and he has over 125 2YO winners.

To his credit Maria’s Mon’s appeal in the US is highlighted by over 14 sons at stud, with a number already producing high class Stakeswinners.

Mint Lane was an exciting Spring 3YO, who quickly came to the racing publics attention when stepping up to a mile

, winning by 6 ¾ lengthsat Aqueduct and at his next start blitzing the mainrace of the day at Aqueduct again by 8 ½ lengths.

He then followed that with an amazing 2nd in the Group 2 Peter Pan Stakes.

After running suicidal sectionals in front, taking on the pacemaker, the race was won by the highly regarded Japanese raider

Casino Drive, stable mate of the pacemaker, who knocked up and finished last.

Back to Listed company, a 5 ¾ length win at Belmont followed, then straight into the Time Honoured Group 2 Belmont Dwyer Stakes, winning by

2 ¾ lengths prompting quotes in the US media of “Mint Lane was all business as he put away his competitors with impressive acceleration” and

“He’s been clicking along at good fractions and turning back challenges and keeps going and has something in the tank- unbelievable!”

Mint Lane has plenty to recommend him as a sire. He brings ability and speed that stretches to a mile; he was an outstanding 3YO with a

strong will to win and hails from a sireline that is spectacular at producing Group winners.

June 2012

Stallion Relocation

Clangalang to stand at Willow Grove Stud SA in 2012


A multiple Gr1 winner of the AJC Derby at 3 and the Epsom Handicap at 4, the 12 YO has been enjoying outstanding results in 2011/12

with progeny earnings of over $1.6 million, 3 Stakes winners and currently occupying 60th position on the General Sires List, from only 85 runners.

From an average of only 50 foals a season and his oldest only 6 YO’s, Clangalang has achieved plenty, with 6 Stakes horses

and winners of over $4.3 million to date.

Originally standing at Eliza Park Stud , Vic. the syndicate opted to move Clangalang to Rivers End Stud SA in 2011. Louie Elia,

principal of Rivers End and  Clangalang shareholder said “With Rivers End on the market it makes

sense to relocate Clangalang. The syndicate is delighted to place him at a well respected and established stud such as Willow Grove.

We look forward to Clangalang receiving every opportunity to build on his already outstanding results at stud.”

Clangalang will stand for $5,500 LFG

He will stand along side the highly rated US Gr 2 winner Mint Lane, whose first foals will be sold at the 2013 Yearling Sales.

Discounts are available for multiple bookings to both sires.

For more details contact Ralph Satchell at Willow Grove Stud, Woodside SA

Ph 08 83897084    

May 2012


Awesome Maria (by Maria's Mon)

was such an enormous standout in Saturday’s $150,000 Rampart (G3) at Gulfstream Park that the striking gray mare was sent to the starting gate

at odds of 1-10. The daughter of Maria’s Mon lived up to the bettors’ expectations with a thoroughly dominating 2 ¼-length victory in the 1 1/8-mile stakes

for fillies and mares on the Florida Derby Day program. But the anticipated five-star performance wasn’t so easy on trainer Todd Pletcher. “There is a little

more pressure when you send one out like this,” said Pletcher, whose mare carried high weight of 123 pounds. “Anything less than a win is really unacceptable.

She was giving them all six pounds and she ran another great race.” Awesome Maria paid $2.20 for her fourth triumph in as many career starts at Gulfstream.

Joyce Robsham’s homebred mare got away from the gate in good order to gain stalking position behind pacesetter Canadian Mistress into the first turn. Jockey

John Velazquez was content to run second along the backstretch behind the 19-1 pacesetter, before asking Awesome Maria for some run approaching the far

turn. The 5-year-old daughter of Maria’s Mon responded by quickly pulling alongside Canadian Mistress midway on the turn before taking the lead leaving the

turn into the homestretch. Awesome Maria was never threatened thereafter, powering away to collect her sixth consecutive graded-stakes victory.

“That was awesome,” Velazquez said. “Just to have her back this year alone and the way that she put her two races back-to-back is awesome to see.”

Beloveda, who had saved ground under Javier Castellano, closed to finish second, three lengths clear of Canadian Mistress, with whom she ran as an uncoupled

entry trained by Martin Wolfson. “Tough to go up against a horse like Awesome Maria. I rode her last year; I know how good she is. With that said, I was very

satisfied with how my filly ran,” Castellano said. “We sat off in the beginning and then around the turn I was able to swing her out. Awesome Maria is just a beast

and there was no beating her today.” Awesome Maria ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.19, nearly a second faster than she ran while winning the 2011 Rampart by eigh

lengths. “We were concerned that she could come back from the injury and regain her best form, but she obviously has,” said Pletcher, whose mare had surgery

to repair a condylar fracture in her left front ankle last June and returned to action to capture the Sabin (G3) at Gulfstream on Feb. 25. Awesome Maria earned

$90,000 for her ninth victory in 14 career starts to boost her bankroll to $992,375. Although she duplicated her 2011 Gulfstream form by winning both the Sabin

and Rampart this year, Pletcher won’t follow last year’s post-Gulfstream schedule. “We’re going to plan her schedule a little different this year. After she won

these two races we got her back to New York and ran her in the Shuvee (G2) and then the Ogden Phipps (G1),” Pletcher said. “We’ll probably skip the first

one and look at the Ogden Phipps (at Belmont on May 28) and have her fresh for the second half of the year.”

Awesome Maria top story.

April 2012 See new pictures of Mint Lane's first crop of weanlings here  
March 2012 Mugharreb has been sold and will stand in Victoria  
  Mint Lane foal photos  
June 2011


Media Release
Saturday, 4 June, 2011
For immediate release

Northern ChampionTalented Macau based three-year-old Northern Champion scored his biggest win to date when he cruised to victory

in Saturday's listed Lisboa Challenge (1500m).
A son of South Australian based sire Mugharreb, Northern Champion beat home star three-year-old Oriental Taste to

win the feature event in great style.
Racing for just the fifth occasion, Northern Champion notched win number three in the Lisboa Challenge - a domestic

stakes grade event. Northern Champion's record reads out at three wins and two second placings from just five lifetime

starts. He is trained by Vincent Chong and was ridden to victory by Fausto Durso.
He was purchased for just $2,250 by Port Lincoln based horsewoman Jenny Gow-Whyte at the 2009 Magic Millions

Adelaide Yearling Sale. He was bred and sold by Riverside Stud.

Trainer Vincent Chong gets his trophyGow-Whyte, best known as the former owner and one time trainer of Odysseus, sold the youngster privately after he ran an

eye catching second in a Morphettville Parks trial in July.

Known in Australia as Janiak, Northern Champion was three parts of a length behind Mark Minervini's classy galloper

Addiction to Rock. Third in the trial as city winner and Group Two runner-up Always Discreet.

In Saturday's Macau feature Northern Champion held a length and a quarter margin over the proven stakes winning

juvenile and fellow Magic Millions graduate Oriental Taste.

Golden Spiritual was the best of the rest in third place, a further length behind the runner-up. Northern Champion is one

                                                      of 28 promising young winners by the Willow Grove Stud based Gone West sire Mugharreb.

Jockey Fausto DursoAs well as a swag of winners throughout South Australia and around Australia, Mugharreb is the sire of Singapore based

black type galloper Black Ice. Northern Champion is one of two winners produced by the unraced Ascot Knight mare Ascot Prancer.

Ascot Prancer is from an unraced daughter of stakes winner Tandra Gee - the grandam of stakes winner Joku and stakes

placegetter Palabiro. Further back his is the same family as international stars including El Gran Senor, Try My Best, Solar,

Dr Johnson, Chinchon and Solar.

PICS - Macau Jockey Club.


Click here to see a video replay at the Macau Jockey Club Website

(Choose Race Replays

Then date 2011-06-04 on the left

then race 5 from the yellow dots on the right )

Mar 2011 Black Ice ran 3rd in a Group 3 race in Singapore- he is now stakes placed.  
Mar 2011

Winner No. 26 for Mugharreb

Wanna Win led all the way in a 1000m race at Alice Springs.

Mar 2011

Winner no. 25 for Mugharreb

Northern Champion won impressively on debut in Macau on 11/3/11.

click here to view the video replay on the Macau jockey club site

then choose Race Replay, date 2011-3-11, then race 2

and press play

Feb 2011

Winner No. 24 For Mugharreb

Memory Cove, from our mare Raptego won the 2YO race at Port Lincoln 10/2/11

After being narrowly beaten at his first 2 starts, the handsome bay colt

left the result in no doubt winning by an expanding margin of about 10 lengths.

Raptego has had a good year with  multiple wins by Gallipoli Beach, Rapt To Gogo and Go Guest .


Jan 2011

Winner No. 23 for Mugharreb

Red Hot Kiss wins impressively at Murray Bridge after a change in trainer.

From The Hurricane Sky mare, Shalini, she is a full sister to El Mirage,

giving Shalini 2 raced for two winners from her first two foals.

Shalini is a half sister to former smart sprinter Red Hope.

Photo courtesy of Atkins Photography

  Click Here to view our 2011 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Catalogue pedigrees  
Dec 2010

Winner no.s 21 and 22 for Mugharreb

A good end to the calendar year with two new winners.

The Leon Corstens trained Blasting was very impressive winning his 2nd start, a 1600m maiden at Bendigo on the 29th December

defeating a number of well bred, high priced opposition,

and Really Lucky was triumphant at her 4th start over 1350m at Port Lincoln 31st December.

Dec 2010

Winner No. 20 for Mugharreb

Several new winners have appeared over the last few weeks.

Stake Your Claim won on debut, Game Power stepped up to 1600m and improved dramatically and won in Qld

Another to improve over ground is the Balcrest bred gelding Thennek, winning over 1900m.

And our pictured winner below, Maxamug won his 2nd start at Murray Bridge over 900m.

also a number of previous winners are repeating that form recently.

(photo courtesy of Atkins Photography)

July 2010

Catch Me Now wins again

Brilliant Mugharreb gelding Catch Me Now wins again in Singapore.

Having only his second start the flashy chestnut toyed with his rivals and won easily on 30/7/10.

Click here to view Singapore Turf Club editorial

Click here to view results and link to  the race video

July 2010

Maria's Mon filly Miss Jean Brodie (raced by Godolphin)

ran a awesome 2nd place in the Darley Irish Oaks on the 18th of July 2010.

Having only her 3rd start she ran a super race only beaten by the

short priced favourite and recent English Oaks winner Snow Fairy.

For the full results click here

July 2010

Winner No. 16 for Mugharreb

First Starter Catch Me Now wins in good style in Singapore 16th July 2010.

From the Stargazer mare Mind Gaze, the 3YO gelding was bred by Willow Grove Stud's principals Ralph and Linda Satchell's

son Brett. Mind Gaze is from one of  the Stud's foundation families that have produced countless winners over the years including

Stakes winner Red Hope, Ferro Georgia, Press To Play, Proscenium Arch and Reelia Game.

He was sold at a June Mixed Sale in Adelaide as a yearling for $9,000 .

His stablemate at that sale was the multiple winner Blueharreb.

Click here to view the video at the Singapore Turf Club Site


July 2010

Winner No. 15 for Mugharreb

Olivia Lass won the 2yo Hcp  impressively at Port Augusta on the 1st of July 2010

June 2010

Winner No. 14 for Mugharreb

Sunsetter saluted at Strathalbyn over 1350m on 16th June 2010

June 2010

Winner No. 13 for Mugharreb

Eternal Reign, a 2YO having his first start impressed eveyone with a last stride win over 1000m

at Murray Bridge on 14th June 2010.

He is trained By Mark Kavanagh and was bred by Ms' D. Adam and O. Coates

and is Her Majesty's first foal.


June 2010

Ralph has done some research on possible nicks and crosses that may suit Mint Lane.

To view this paper

Click here

June 2010

Mint Lane has had a little plane trip from Kentucky to California

where he stayed at Monty Roberts Farm prior to entering quarantine on June 4th.

He is due to arrive in Sydney on the 27th June and should be released on or about

the 18th Of July.

May 2010

Winner No. 12 for Mugharreb

Social Drinker won at Geelong on 28th May over 1100m

May 2010 View Mint Lane's Stallion page here  
May 2010

Maria's Mon produces another Kentucky Derby winner!

Super Saver became Maria's Mons second Derby winner last week making him

the only stallion since Alydar to produce two Kentucky Derby Winners.

Click Here to view story

May 2010

Story by David Bay on

Mint Lane (USA)

click here

Apr 2010

After negotiating for some weeks Willow Grove Stud has purchased the Maria's Mon Group 2 winner

Mint Lane (USA)

Press release click here

Mar 2010

Winners No. 10 and 11

Single Command trained By Lloyn Kennewell won impressively at Balaklava


Our Joy does the same at Murray Bridge at her second start

Feb 2010

Winner No. 9

Black Ice wins impressively in Singapore 12/2/10

See story from Singapore Turf Club site

View the video



2010 Adelaide Yearling Sale Catalogue pages

Willow Grove Stud lots

Catalogue Updates

Jan 2010

Winner No. 8

The following day at Port Lincoln hopes were high as Mugharreb had two runners in the 2YO race.

Supporters were not disapointed as Harreb Lady trained by George Dawson won by 3.5 Lengths in fine style, and fellow first starter

Olivia Lass ran a gallant 3rd . Harreb Lady, bred by Terry Hodgson's Riva Ridge Stud was sold at The Adelaide Magic Millions

Yearling Sale for only $6500 . She is from his Jeune mare Holiday Time.


Jan 2010

Winner No. 7

Lipsting appreciated  tthe step up to 1400m and won decisively at Morphettville on 9/1/2010.

Bred by Willow Grove's long time clients Ron Kervers and Lyn Karpowicz from their Lyphard Mare, Riverly.

He was sold at the Adelaide Magic Millions Sale for $10,000

(Photos courtesy of Atkins Photography)

Dec 09

Winner No. 6 for Mugharreb

El Mirage, having his third start and carrying a muscle niggle stormed home at Wodonga on 26th December 2009 to win

running away, defeating the well backed even money favourite by 3/4 of a length in a 1200m maiden.

The first foal of the Hurricane Sky mare Shalini, he was sold at the Adelaide Magic Millions sale

 for $25,000. Shalini,a multiple winner in Adelaide is a half sister to Stakeswinner Red Hope (20 wins).

El Mirage has a full brother entered in the 2010 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale.


Dec 09

Winner No. 5 for Mugharreb

Glorylain, having her first start at Pakenham on 4th December 2009 led all the way and won easily eased down in a 3YO fillies

maiden at Pakenham. Trained by J Smerdon  the filly was well backed, so the result was obviously expected.

She is the first foal from the Jeune Mare, Laindon.

Nov 09

Winner No. 4 for Mugharreb

Rapt To Gogo, having her first start at Bendigo on 26th November 2009 led all the way and won easily from a nice field

of 3YO fillies.

Rapt To Gogo was offered at the Adelaide Magic Millions Sale but was led out unsold, but was subsequently syndicated

amongst clients of Willow Grove Stud and owners of trainer Colin Davies (Cranbourne).

She had previously won a trial at Cranbourne in good style and everyone was quite excited about her chances.

Rapt To Gogo is a half sister to multiple winners Mrs Spudley,

Go Guest and Gallipoli Beach and has a full brother entered in the 2010 Adealide Magic Millions Sale.

Rapt To Gogo is pictured below just after the 2008 yearling sales.

Jul 09 Click here for Sire Nick report for Mugharreb (USA)  
May 09

Winner No. 3 for Mugharreb

Oakbank Rise jumped to the front and led all the way in the 1100m 2yo Hcp at Starthalbyn

on 27th May on debut. The result never looked in doubt and the winning margin was 2 & 1/2 lengths.

Bred by Adelaide Hills identity Hans Sames and raced by his son in law Brian Jacobs , the chestnut gelding

is from the Stargazer mare Star Of Oakbank. She has a 2008 filly by Mugharreb at foot and her first foal is the

multiple winner Oakbank Heights (by Centre Stalls).

(photos courtesy of Atkins Photography)

May 09

Magic Millions Press release 5th May 09

Promising South Australian based first season sire Mugharreb made it two winners for the week when promising youngster Blueharreb

won the $20,000 Red Centre Classic (1200m) at Alice Springs today.Sent forward early by former SA jockey David Wilson, Blueharreb

zoomed straight past the hot favourite Curtseyed at the top of the straight and cruised home for the easiest of wins.

The gelding, trained at the track by Norm Bracken, was trapped three deep for much of the race, but that didn't seem to matter when at

his second state he captured the Red Centre's feature juvenile event.Wilson, 31, recently made a comeback to the saddle after originally

kicking away his career as a successful apprentice in South Australia."He won well," Wilson said of Blueharreb. "He's had a few little issues

but he's coming good now and putting it all together."

Blueharreb, who is from the Danger mare Bluegari, was purchased by Bracken for $4,000 from the draft of Willow Grove Stud at last year's

Magic Millions Adelaide June Monthly Sale at Morphettville.The latest winner gave Willow Grove Stud's Ralph and Linda Satchell plenty to

smile about.They bred and sold Blueharreb and stand his sire, the exciting young Gone West stallion Mugharreb.Blueharreb's victory follows

the initial winner for Mugharreb at last Wednesday's South Australian provincial meeting.

Mugharreb has been represented by four runners to date for two winners and two city placegetters.

On Friday his promising youngster Game Power turned in the run of the race when he flashed home for second at Doomben.

A number of other gallopers by Mugharreb have recently trialled well in Adelaide and are set for debuts over the coming weeks.

A young sire, whose progeny have sold up to $110,000 as yearlings, Mugharreb was a classy galloper who won a stakes event at Newmarket

in the UK and was stakes placed on four different tracks.

By former champion racehorse and renowned sire and sire of sires Gone West, Mugharreb is from the former champion European two and

three-year-old filly Marling.

His second dam Marwell was also rated the champion of her sex at two and three of her generation in Europe.

Despite his great sale ring results and the recent successes by members of his first crop, Mugharreb will again stand at a fee of $5,500 (inc GST).


Blueharreb (photo coutesy of Jenny Barnes Photography)

May 09

Game Power nearly does it!

Game Power, by Mugharreb had his first start at Doomden on the 1st Of May in the 1200m 2YO race and was very nearly

his sire's 2nd winner.After missing the start slightly, he settled 4th, on rounding the home turn he went wide and appeared to lose his way

for a number of strides, but soon buckled down an ran home strongly nearling catching the short priced favourite.

A flashy chestnut gelding from the Willow Grove Stud mare Reelia Game (Keepers), he was sold as a yearling in Adelaidefor $16,000,

and as a Ready To Run 2YOin Queensland for $40,000.

Here he is as a newborn foal


April 09

Mugharreb's First winner!!!

Lust for Love,

a $15,000 purchase at the 2008 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale

has won the race to become Mugharreb's first winner. A nice grey filly from the proven

producer Venteax, she was sold by Trevor and Julie Day's Riverside Stud. She was

victorious in the 1200m 2YO Hcp at Balaklava on 29th April 2009

Mugharreb to date has had 3 runners, the others being Sunsetter who ran 3rd at

Morphettville to the eventual winner of the Adelaide Magic Millions 2YO race,

and Blueharreb who ran 3rd at his first start.

A number of others have been sighted at the trials, either winning convincingly

or impressing those in the know

(photos courtesy of Atkins Photography)

The winning connections

Mar 09

New Photo of Mugharreb (USA)

Feb 09

Keeley Hazel (by Mugharreb) won a 800m trial at Cheltenham and pleased connections with her display.

Winning by a length after sitting behind the leaders she powered past her opposition with ease.

The filly is trained by David Balfour at Morphettville. David is looking forward to putting her into a race probably just after the Yearling Sales.

Keeley Hazel has a full brother in the Adelaide Magic Millions Sales


Keeley Hazel as a foal with Mum Ophelia's Gem

Feb 09

What Exitement!

After years of waiting the Mugharreb's are finally hitting the track.

Our first runner "Sunsetter" ran a credible fourth at his first start in the first 2YO race of the season at Morphettville on the 4th of October

and was then sent to the paddock to be gelded. He returned to the races on the 31st of January at Morphettville and ran a slashing 4th again

running home in an eye catching fashion over 1000m. He followed that with another run over 1000m on 21st January to run third coming home hard.

Many who saw the run are looking forward to Sunsetter getting into a race over 1200m, which of course is the distance

for the ADELAIDE MAGIC MILLIONS 2YO race on Adelaide Cup Day , 9th March.

Sunsetter has a full sister in the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

Sunsetter as a foal with Mum Picalilli Star

June 08

photos of the 2007 crop of Mugharreb's (as winter weanlings)

click here

Mar 08

We advise mare owners that our grand Gentleman Centre Stalls has been sold

He is now resident in Victoria and we believe he will be used privately

for thoroughbred mares.

Mar 08

Our Poster for the Sales 2008 click here

Mugharreb’s sell to $110,000


There was a real positive for South Australia to come out of the Adelaide Sale in the shape of the first crop of the superbly bred son of

Gone West, Mugharreb.In a sale that struggled for highlights, the Mugharreb’s strode into the Adelaide sale ring and created an impression

akin to John Wayne in one of his classic westerns, but the star of the show was the horses.

The first crop Mugharreb’s sold to $110,000 just $10,000 short of the Day 2 top price.In session one, Mugharreb provided the ninth top price

with a quality filly (Lot 92), sold by Willow Grove Stud making $55,000 (1/2 sister to Amyjaye Power). Another nice colt from the same

vendor Lot 11 made $25,000.

On Day 2, Mugharreb provided 2 of the top 12 prices. Lot 183 (1/2 brother to Blahnik) offered by Tori Park Stud making $110,000 to the bid

of Kennewell Racing and Lot 285, (1/2 brother to Allstar)from Willow Grove Stud, a very likely type, sold to Gordon Richards for $53,000.

Another outstanding type, Lot 148, exceeded Vendor expectations with Richard Jolly having to fight off spirited competition to secure the

impressive colt for $40,000.With 19 Mugharreb’s offered in the 2 select sessions, he achieved an impressive clearance rate, with only 3 lots

passed in by their vendors, and despite two lots selling cheaply, still averaged $26,000 for the 16 lots sold, a tick over the sale average.

Session 3(Non Select) also found another likely type by Mugharreb in Lot 393, a filly selling to the bid of astute Morphettville trainer

Mark Minervini for $20,000, equal fifth top price for the session.

Willow Grove Stud who purchased Mugharreb in 2006 from Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum, achieved a good result selling 10 of their 12 lots,

averaging over $30,000 ,  including a lovely Belong To Me filly, Lot 133, selling to Joe Hall for $74,000.

Mugharreb served 74 mares in 2007 returning 70 in foal. Mugharreb’s 2008 service fee remains unchanged at $5,500


April 07

Centre Stalls secured his second Stakes Winner in Allstar when the 4YO won the

Oakbank Stakes LR on Saturday 7/4/07 at Oakbank.

The Oakbank Stakes is the premier sprint race at the Oakbank carnival at Easter and Allstar

defeated a classy field including the talented Zipanese.

Centre Stalls very nearly pulled off a two state treble that day when Call to mind narrowly

missed in the 1400m restricted Hcp at Oakbank(2nd) and King Of The Stalls won at Ascot

over 1500m.

The previous week on 28/3/07 at Balaklava, Centre Stalls also had a double

when Sellers and Satara won over 1050m and 1200m respectively.

Satara was first up from a spell and followed that win with a classy 2nd in Adelaide

at his next start.

King Of The Stalls also proved his consistency winning again on 14/4/07 at Ascot

in the 1400m Hcp. He now has 9 wins from 23 starts.

Feb 07

Yearling Sale Results

Willow Grove Stud offered 11 lots at the 2007 Adelaide Magic Millions Sale

and are proud to announce that all lots sold.

The Select section

Lot 22 Hold That Tiger-Pitch colt, bought by Dynamic Syndications for $45,000

Lot 39 Centre Stalls-Reelia Game colt, bought by Badger Bloodstock for $20,000

Lot 83 Dash For Cash-Summer Leah colt, bought by Magic Millions as agent for $23,000

Lot 120 Desert Sun-Winterley filly, bought by Mr Dudley Clark for $36,000

Lot 124 Lucky Owners-Zaiglo colt, bought Mr Jamie Walter for $50,000

Lot 244 Desert Sun-Godina filly, bought by Ms Paula Trenwith for $19,000

Summer section

Lot 343 Centre Stalls-Picalilli Lil filly, bought by Larrem Lodge for $9,000

Lot 360 Centre Stalls-Rancona colt, bought by Magic Millions as agent for $7,000

Lot 400 Centre Stalls-Tracerline filly, bought by Mr Maxwell Roy for $11,000

Lot 407 Centre Stalls-Tympanette filly, bought by Ms Sue Murphy for $8,000

Lot 420 Centre Stalls-Affilate filly, bought by David Bridgeland Bloodstock for $5,000

Sep 06

At Last !

Click here to view the latest pictures of

The Mugharreb foals




Roll Me continues on his winning way

Roll Me ( by Centre Stalls) won the 2028m Allan Scott Morphettville Hcp on 19th Aug

in impressive style despite being blocked for a run and being shuffled back to near last

on the turn. He has now won 3 of his last 4 starts for new owners and trainer

Paul Preusker. The horse was pursued and bought by his new owners following their purchase

of his full brother at the Adelaide Yearling Sales this year.

The stable seems to have a liking for the progeny of Centre Stalls and should have

quite a few runners by him over the next few years.




Centre Stalls has capped off a very good year with a good day at Balaklava on Wednesday 26th

and a great day on Sunday 30th at Warracknabeal and in Malaysia.

Balaklava Wednesday 26th July

The day started nicely with Call To Mind debuting in the first race and running a promising third.

This filly is from the Snippets mare Recollection and is her first foal.

Then in the 2nd race the big grey Sellers, who had run a couple of unlucky 2nds at his previous starts

strode to the front from barrier 8 and the result was never in doubt, winning the 1200m Maiden

by more than 4 lengths.He had been heavily backed, so it was a good result for punters.

He was bred and is raced and trained by Dr Fenella Livesey and is a half brother to her

other nice horse Selsley (by Stargazer(NZ))

In Race 4 the tough as nails Red Carpet , who had run several places and had backed up week after

week won the 2200m Class 2 impressively. His trainer Fred Meuring has been quoted as saying

he wouldn't normally back a horse up like that but Red Carpet is so tough and never left a grain

in his feed bin. He will now go to the paddock for a spell.He is from a full sister to the tough and ultra

consistant Port Cup winner Astrolante .

In Race 6 Semi Circle came from last on the home turn to win the 1050m Class 3 running away. He has

now won 3 races this preparation. He is from the Keeprs mare Keep Us Laughing and trained by

John Barns.

Warracknabeal Sunday 30th July

Orchestra Stalls, a full brother to Semi Circle won his first start in the 1100m Maiden, after being

3 wide around the home turn and ran away from his opposition to a margin of 3.5 lengths in

impressive style. I only wish I had a few dollars on him.

Then the well backed favourite Are Eff Gee won the 1200m Maiden, topping off his previous

record of 5 placings from 6 starts. He is from the well performed Rancho Ruler mare Tympanette.

Perak, Malaysia Sunday 30th July

Fire Heart put up another superb showing to make it 3 wins from 3 starts in the Da Ma Cai Stakes

(Class 3-1400m). The 3YO from the Marscay mare Magic Heart easily accounted for his opposition.

Success Star also won the 1600m class 5 . From the Rancho Ruler mare Godina,

he is a half brother to the good Melbourne filly Tycoon Diva.




Click here to see SABIS star for April 2006  



Ralph Satchell's Willow Grove Stud is currently the leading Sabis Breeder for 2005/06

according to to premiership table on the South Australian Thoroughbred Breeders site.

The figures are current as of 2nd May 2006.




Amyjaye Power powered home to win the 1100m Manihi Classic(LR)

on 25/3/06 at Morphettville.

In doing so he supplied Centre Stalls with his first STAKESWINNER!

We believe that he is now being set for the

Goodwood Hcp Gr1




Click here to see SABIS Star for November 2005  



What a great weekend for Centre Stalls and Willow Grove Stud.

Not only did Centre Stalls pull off a two state double with

Amyjaye Power winning the 1300m 3YO Hcp at Cheltenham and

King Of The Stalls winning the 1200m 3MW Hcp at Ascot

on 3rd December,

but followed with Stalling (3YO) outstaying the older horses in the 2200m

maiden at Murray Bridge the following day.

Willow Grove Stud also celebrated the win of Hurricane Gaze

(by Hurricane Sky from Amber Gaze)

winning the 1000m 3YO maiden at his fourth start in fine style.




Our Solid Bond returning to scale after winning over 1400m

at Belmont on 13th August 2005.

By Centre Stalls

from the Real Cash(USA) mare Silver Heart

he was bred SAJC Committeeman Alistair McFarlane.




Mugharreb has arrived in Australia

He is currently in quarantine in Sydney and is due for release on 23rd of August

and will travel to Willow Grove as soon as possible after that date




Bennetts Green just keeps on winning!

This speedy Shovhog gelding bred by Willow Grove Stud is the first foal of our

Zabeel mare Zaiglo (NZ). His most recent win was (while interstate from his usual base

at Gosford ) in Melbourne at Mooney Valley over 1000m in July.

His record now stands at 25 starts, 10 wins, 7 seconds and 2 thirds.$ 242,050

He has finished in the first five 21 times.

He was sold at the Adelaide Sales for only $42,000

Zaiglo currently has a very nice Xaar filly which was passed in at the 2005 sales

which we will now race, a very classy yearling colt by Centre Stalls for the 2006 sales

and is in foal to the Danehill horse Lucky Owners.




The countdown is on !

Mugharreb (Usa) who has been enjoying a lovely holiday in the UK

is about to enter quaratine(again!) prior to his flight to Australia.

He is scheduled to fly on 8th August

and exit his Australian quarantine on about 23 August.