Golden win in Penny Edition
Blevic mare Golden Penny scored her first stakes win and became her sires 25th individual stakes winner when she took out the Listed $80,300 SAJC Penny Edition Stakes on August 24.
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The six-year-old mare, trained by Richard Jolly, had put in an eye-catching effort first up when third in the Group Three SAJC Spring Stakes over 1200m. She looked to appreciate the step up in distance to 1400m producing a sustained run out wide and from the rear of the field registering a one and a quarter length win over Kneeling and Our Freed Man.
Golden Penny was a member of Blevic's eleventh crop. She is the third foal of the Danehill Dancer mare Miss Moula and was bred by Riva Ridge Stud. She descends in direct female from the champion Rego mare Wiggle won won the AJC Champagne & Hobartville Stakes, the QTC Stradbroke Handicap, the VATC Caulfield Guineas, the VRC Edward Manifold, Linlithgow, CM Lloyd and Kewney Stakes, and the MVRC Alister Clark Stakes.
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Blevic mares come to the fore
Not surprisingly daughters of Blevic are making their mark as broodmares.
This was in evidence when Blevic featured as broodmare sire of a trio of winners at Morphettville on July 20.
Art and Craft (Starcraft-Miss Pavlova), Little Akie (Akhadan-Double Spirits) and Ring Me Not (Bellotto-Bell's Spirit) combined to provide the treble.
Another two winners followed within the next fortnight when Jest a Jilly (Real Jester-Jillimarg) and Our Paradigm (Good Journey-Miss Blevitone) were successful at Murray Bridge and Gawler respectively.
In the recently completed 2012/13 season Blevic finished 63rd on the broodmare sires list with 22 winners produced by Blevic mares with earnings close to $1.8 million. Notably he is the broodmare sire of South Australian Thoroughbred Breeders Horse of the Year Alcopop.
Kambula Stud farewell Blevic
1st July 2012
The Toole family of Kambula Stud is saddened to announce the unfortunate
passing of their beloved stallion Blevic, a legend of the South Australian
A resident at the Kadina based stud since 1996, Blevic was humanely
euthanized after complications following colic surgery.
A dual Group One winning racehorse, Blevic was an enormously popular and
successful sire. In his sixteen seasons at stud he served 1218 mares
with fertility exceeding 90%.
To date he is the sire of 331 winners of over $21 million including 41
stakes horses with 24 stakes winners the calibre of BLEVVO, SHEWAN,
MOUDRE, EXALTED EGO, SHABLEC, STREETCAR MAGIC, UNDER THE BRIDGE,SASSBEE, EXALTED LAD, GLANEUSE etc.
Daughters of Blevic have already produced the stakes winners PHELAN
READY, ALCOPOP, PELLIZOTTI and STRAWBERRY FIELD.
He will be sadly missed.
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Basil Da Man & Streetcar Magic highlights for Blevic
Blevic is rarely without a promising horse and this season David Jolly trained gallopers Basil Da Man and Streetcar Magic have become highlight horses for their sire.
Progressive sprinter Basil Da Man graduated to Melbourne metropolitan grade and extended his unbeaten streak to four when successful at Caulfield on April 9. His rise through the grades is nothing short of meteoric when you consider he debuted in an $8,000 maiden at the South Australian country track of Halidon in September 2010.
Trainer David Jolly, who trained Group One placed Sassbee, seems to have an affinity with the Blevic breed, particularly sprinters. Streetcar Magic also falls into that category and won his second stakes race when he scored a narrow but game win in the Group Three $115,400 DC McKay Stakes over 1100m on April 16.
Moudre's Spring Consolation
Blevic galloper Moudre scored a well deserved win on the final day of the VRC's Spring carnival coming with a late burst to take honours in the Group Three VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m).
Connections had been frustrated in their attempts to qualify the horse for the Melbourne Cup earlier in the spring when third in the Naturalism Stakes and fourth in the Herbert Power Stakes. He was then second in the Geelong Cup behind eventual Melbourne Cup winner Americain and fourth in the Lexus Stakes behind Melbourne Cup runner up Maluckyday.
Moudre had a busy spring and after his Queen Elizabeth win he had taken his earnings to $527,450. A relatively lightly raced horse of just seventeen starts Moudre will be an exciting Cups prospect for his sire Blevic next year.
Moudre a Spring Hope for Blevic
Blevic four year old Moudre (ex Tolkaami by Raami) finds himself on the Cups trail after taking out the Listed $100,500 MRC Hocking Stuart Quality Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday August 28.
The three and a half length win, over 1700m, was his third successive and followed a similarly impressive victory at Flemington on August 7. It was his second win under rider Craig Williams who drew parallels with the emergence of Alcopop (out of the Blevic mare Iota of Luck) at the same time last year.
A progressive horse trained at Warrnambool by Ciaron Maher Moudre is scheduled to run in the Naturalism Stakes (2000m) on September 18 as he attempts to qualify for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.
Blevic brings up stakewinner #20
Blevic saved his best for last when Streetcar Magic won the Listed $80,400 SAJC Dermody Stakes on the final day of the racing season.
The win brought up the twentieth stakes winner of Blevic's highly successful career at stud, one that has yielded at least 272 winners of over $16 million in prizes.
A promising sprinter, Streetcar Magic had won four of his seven starts prior to the Dermody and started favourite for the event. He justified that favouritism fighting back when headed in the straight to best the lighter weighted two year old General Truce by a half head (video).
Streetcar Magic is trained by David Jolly who enjoyed great success with Blevic stakes winner Sassbee who won three stakes races and over $370,000.
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First foals arrive
Kambula Stud welcomed their first foal on July 23, the first born in the state, when the Sadler's Wells mare Endearment foaled a filly by Haradasun (pictured).
She is a member of the second crop of foals by Haradasun, a three time Group One winner and half-brother to Elvstroem.
Blevic hits a purple patch
Blevic has enjoyed a winning run of late siring 11 individual winners of 12 races in the first three weeks of July.
Amongst those are the city winners Billy The Brat (from Dare She by Picnicker), Streetcar Magic (Stellar Fille by Filante), Kuaka (Heaven's Girl by Baptism) and Sapce Star (Twinkles by Quick Score).
Rounding out the eleven were Casterton winners Blevic's Belle and Wilful Lad, Warrnambool winner Speedymac, Hobart winner Fierezza and Gawler and Balaklava winners Belmont Park, Brinkley Bullet and Sandquill.
These horses have contributed to another great season by Blevic who has managed 78 winners of over $2.2 million dollars. He currently sits in 51st position on the General Sires Premiership.
Strawberry Field makes a million on the Gold Coast
Outstanding race mare Strawberry Field will be set for feature races during the Melbourne Spring Carnival after selling for $1 million at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale today.
Top Sydney horseman Gerald Ryan out lasted Patinack Farm to snare the much sought after racing and breeding prospect.
An opening bid of $300,000 came from the floor before a $500,000 offer was quickly received at which time the stakes winning four-year-old was "on the market."
Bidding then rose quickly past $700,000 and $800,000 with Ryan and Patinack's Ben Lawrence fighting it out for the lovely mare.
Ryan was delighted to be able to secure the stakes winning daughter of Encosta de Lago - who was a Magic Millions Yearling Sale graduate bred by Kambula Stud from their top Blevic race mare Red Labelle.
"She's a really nice mare," Ryan said. "She has a lot of up side - in fact I can't see any down side at all."
"She's been out for a while spelling and she will enter work soon and be set for the Spring Carnival."
"You'll see her racing at Caulfield and Flemington later on in the year," Ryan said.
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Blevic named SA Breeders Leading stallion
Kambula Stud's favourite son Blevic was announced SA Stallion of the Year at the recent South Australian Thoroughbred Breeders Horse of the Year dinner. Kambula Stud also earned a second award as Leading SA Breeder for winners by SA stallions.
Blevic is the sire of at least 258 winners of over $15million. Amongst his winners are 34 stakes horses including the graded stakes winners BLEVVO, EXALTED EGO, SHABLEC, UNDER THE BRIDGE, MISS PAVLOVA and NANCY ELEANOR.
Blevic will be represented in Kambula's draft at the upcoming Magic Millions Yearling sales.
News from Perth Magic Millions
Denise Martin and Gai Waterhouse struck at the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale at Belmont this evening when they snapped up a colt by Fastnet Rock for $180,000.
The Sydney based thoroughbred identities were delighted to snare the youngster who was offered by Kambula Stud, as agent for Victoria's Woodside Park Stud.
Martin, who on Saturday will be in Tasmania to cheer on her Derby runner, Magic Millions graduate Kinnersley, said the colt looked a great value purchase.
"I love the Fastnet Rocks," Martin said. "He's such a young, hot sire and until now it's been difficult to secure a nice one."
"Gai and Greg (Nash, vet) thought he was one of the top picks of the sale."
"He has everything pointing toward him being a runner."
Waterhouse and Martin are on their first visit to the Perth Yearling Sale and they have been impressed with what they have seen.
"Neither Denise or I have been to this sale," Waterhouse noted. "But we'll be back."
"The horses are well prepared and I've really enjoyed the trip and I'm already looking forward to next year."
"Denise was delighted to be able to get the Fastnet Rock colt tonight - he will return to Sydney and be syndicated by Star Thoroughbreds," Waterhouse summed up.
Kambula bred Strawberry Field upsets Ortensia (read at TVF)
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Kambula Graduate Flies to Melbourne Win
I Need to Fly, one of the most admired lots at last year's Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, notched a valuable city win when she rocketed home to win the Cecil Godby 2YO Handicap (1410m) at the MRC meeting at Sale today.
An athletic grey filly, I Need to Fly is raced by Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm operation after being purchased for $105,000 from the draft of Kambula Stud at last year's Morphettville based Adelaide sale.
At her third career start I Need to Fly did fly, came from well back in the field under Craig Newitt to win in impressive fashion.
"She drew ordinary and I was always going to ride her quiet," Newitt commented
"There was a genuine speed during the race and from the 600 (metre mark) I was always pretty confident."
Newitt said he and trainer Mick Price have been impressed with how the bright prospect has continued to improve after each start.
"She keeps going forward. From her first run she's been racing a lot from tractable. She's a horse that will certainly get over further ground."
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Pleasure digs deep after zipping away read at Adelaide Now
Top Easter result for Kambula
Phelan Ready produced by Blevic mare wins Golden Slipper read at TVF
Miss Pavlova claims Cup Chance
Long-shot Lad read at AdelaideNow
Phelan Ready flies in Millions Classic read at TVF
Miss Pavlova delivers a sweet victory read at TVF
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Top Easter result for Kambula
Kambula Stud achieved a pleasing result when their sole entry at the Inglis Easter Sale was knocked down to Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman for $425,000. The colt, by Golden Slipper winner Stratum (by Redoute's Choice) was the third foal of Kambula's stakes winning Blevic mare Red Labelle who tragically died last season following complications after foaling.
A stunning type the colt, Lot 187, was the top price lot for his first season sire Stratum.
Miss Pavlova claims Cup Chance
Blevic mare Miss Pavlova has firmed to be a $9 third favourite for the Adelaide Cup following her impressive victory in the Lord Reims Stakes (2600m). The five year old mare escaped a penalty for the win and will carry the minimum weight of 53 kilos in the two mile feature run March 9.
The four-year-old, trained on the track by Bill Smart, went into the Lord Reims Stakes on the back of a solid fifth in the Port Adelaide Cup behind fellow Blevic Foolish Lad. With Matthew Neilson in the saddle Miss Pavlova settled well back in the run. She scouted wide in the straight and produced a withering finishing burst claiming the lead and easily holding off challenger Brad Star 1-3/4 lengths away in second. Fordee was third a further 1-1/4 lengths away.
Miss Pavlova is the 19th individual stakes winner sired by Blevic and the second, along with Foolish Lad, in the month of February. Her Group Three victory in the Lord Reims Stakes was her fourth and brought her earnings to $181,203.
Treble for Blevic
4 August 2008
resident sire star Blevic had a day out to remember at Morphettville on
Saturday with a winning treble.
Miss Blake, a
newly turned three-year-old filly from former smart Eyre Peninsula mare
Emerald Lake, kicked away the big day out when she won the first flat race
- the third event of the day.
A member of the
Jon O'Connor stable, Miss Blake beat the favourite Cerberus Gal by a half
length and then had to survive a protest befor being confirmed the winner.
Three races later
is was the turn of Holy Guacamoley to return a winner - a comprehensive
victor of the Schweppes Handicap (1600m).
With Jason Lyon
up the four-year-old mare got home by a half length, delighting trainer
The treble was
registered about 35 minutes later when talented five-year-old gelding
Exalted Thomas won the Irish Race Day August 16th Handicap (1200m).
Bred and raced by
Ken and Helen Smith, the Jim Smith trained performed got home under Donna
Carrigg to beat proven stakes performer Bold Line by a half length.
For good measure
Blevic was also represented by a winner on Saturday at the non-TAB New
South Wales meeting at Gilgandra.
standing this spring at Kambula Stud on the outskirts of Kadina at a
service fee of $5,500 (inc GST).
Field Blooms for Red Labelle
6 April 2008
stakes winning Blevic mare Red Labelle has made a dream start to her new
career as a producer with her first foal winning brilliantly on debut at
Newcastle on Wednesday.
Strawberry Field, a
daughter of Australia's leading sire Encosta de Lago, thrilled her
supporters when she cruised home an easy winner in the juvenile event on
O'Shea, who paid $430,000 for the filly at last year's Magic Millions
Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast, has predicted a bright future for
liked her from the time I first saw her and I think she is very
promising," O'Shea said.
has entered Strawberry Field for the Magic Night Stakes to be run in
Sydney on Saturday. He has also announced races like the Champagne Stakes
and Fernhill Handicap could be on her agenda.
A half sister to
Strawberry Field - a stunning bay filly by exciting first season sire
Elvstroem - is set to go under the hammer at the upcoming Australian
Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney.
The Kambula Stud
bred youngster is a member of the Kia Ora Stud draft and is catalogued as
lot number 323.
Red Labelle last
spring produced a stunning colt by Redoute's Choice's Golden Slipper
winning son Stratum. She is back in foal to Stratum.
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and photo of the Elvstroem-Red Labelle filly click
Oakbank for Blevic
25 March 2008
Blevic's recent success in the
sale ring continued onto the racetrack this weekend when
progeny The Chunkster and Foolish Lad landed a feature
double at the big Oakbank Easter meeting.
Talented sprint mare The
Chunkster registered her first stakes success when she
scored an impressive win in the Listed Oakbank Stakes,
clearing out to win by a length and a half after sitting on
the hip of leader El Maze.
The win extended her record to
seven wins from ten starts and $148,580 for trainer David
Jolly who trains the mare for breeder and co-owner Graham
Delsar. Delsar bred The Chunkster from Racer's Belle a
daughter of the Group One and multiple stakes winner Racer's
Edge - a son of Rory's Jester.
Foolish Lad appreciated a drop
back in class scoring an authoritative win in the
Onkaparinga Cup on Easter Monday. He returned to open
class after running consecutive sixths in the Group Three
Lord Reim Stakes and Group Two Adelaide Cup. The
seven-year-old has never raced in better form and pocketed a
handy $34,100 to take his overall prizes to $120,680.
Rounding out a big Easter
weekend for Blevic was five-year-old Victory Sands who won
the last event on the Oakbank card.
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PB for Blevic
10 March 2008
Blevic recorded a personal best
tonight when a yearling filly from the stakes placed sprint
mare Sunday Shoes was sold for $105,000 at the opening
session of the Adelaide Magic Millions.
The grey filly, the first foal
of the aforementioned Kenvain mare Sunday Shoes, was
purchased by this seasons leading Group One trainer Mark
Kavanagh from the draft of Kambula Stud.
Sunday Shoes, a talented
sprinter, amassed close to $200,000 in prizes from six wins.
She was twice stakes placed in a thirty start career.
The six figure result was the
first for a yearling by Blevic and followed a successful
sale in Perth where a colt from the Western Symphony mare
Sugarplum Fairy was knocked down for $80,000.
Kambula and Blevic posted
another good result later in the evening when the first foal
of Amyjaye Gold - a half-sister to stakes winning sprinter
Amyjaye Power - was knocked down for $75,000.
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winners in a week!
08 March 2008
Kambula Stud's star resident
Blevic is enjoying a purple patch of form, siring five
winners during the period February 27 to March 2nd.
The quintet included two doubles
- Miss Blake (a sister to Singapore stakes winner
Oneninetyfive) and Mr Tschaikovsky who combined on February
27 at Gawler, and Exalted Ego (pictured) and Sun Dog, who
posted a metropolitan double just four days later.
Rounding out the five was
Exalted Dream, a three-quarter sister to Exalted Ego and
sister to stakes winner Exalted Lad, who was successful at
Balaklava on Sunday February 2.
The stand out performance
belonged to Exalted Ego who ran out an easy three and three
quarter length winner of the $125,400 Group Three SAJC
Carlton Draught Stakes (2600m) in what would be a sterling
Adelaide Cup trial.
The win was his fifth at stakes
level and eleventh overall, taking his prizemoney to
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Ego Exalted in Birthday
05 February 2008
outstanding son Exalted Ego collected his fourth stakes title on Saturday
when he won the $50,300 Listed Birthday Cup (1800m), doing so at the
expense of arch rival Merlot Now.
In what has developed into one of the great
racing rivalries in recent memory Exalted Ego and Merlot Now have had a
virtual monopoly on open age stakes races in South Australia, accounting
for four of the last six events in which they have participated.
The head to head tally stands at two wins
apiece with Exalted Ego successful in the City of Adelaide Stakes (1600m)
and Birthday Cup (1800m) and Merlot Now in the Murray Bridge Gold Cup
(1600m) and Classic Mile (1600m).
In each of these four races the duo ran the
They made up the trifecta in the OJ Smith
Challenge Stakes behind Jim's Party, beaten less than a length with Merlot
Now second and Exalted Ego third (giving their younger rival 3.5 and 5.5
In the remaining event, the Christmas Handicap
(1450m), Exalted Ego (59kg) was fourth to the lightly weighted St Trinians
and Merlot Now eighth.
Exalted Ego's Birthday Cup win was one of his
best. Handily placed in the run by jockey Matthew Neilson Exalted Ego
(59kg) gathered momentum under his big weight and strode clear in the
straight. Merlot Now (58.5) gave chase but came up two and a quarter
lengths short. Light weight outsider Come Fly With Me (53) was third a
further one and a half lengths astern.
The Birthday Cup victory brought Exalted Ego's
record to 10 wins and 14 minor placings for $447,470 in prizes.
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