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Bluebloods : April 2010
Dean Fleming's Tyreel Stud will present one of its best ever drafts at the 2010 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, which is saying something as the stud is perennially among the leaders on average at that particular sale. This year's draft, nine fillies and one colt have once again been prepared by that master of his craft John Vincent who returned from a consultancy role last year to take up a hands on role once again in 2010. He explained recently that "Craig Nolan, who had been my understudy for several years took over the yearling prep in 2009, while I remained in the background, semi-retired as a general consultant to Dean and Tyreel. However, when the opportunity arose for Craig to become manager of Darley's substantial pre-training complex at nearby Belmont Park, we couldn't do anything but wish him the best of luck, satisfied that we could turn out capable managers as well as top commercial yearlings. There goes semi-retirement I thought, but I've always enjoyed preparing yearlings for sale, especially when I can work with such great stock as we have here on the farm. I'd still like to take it easier at some point but Easter 2010 has been my sole focus for the past few months." Tyreel has enjoyed a few very good years both in the sales ring and on the track, while the farm itself looks like a verdant corner of John's native England following three tremendous seasons of rainfall after the long drought in the early oughties. International stars Rocket Man, Our Giant, Gaburin and Bonaichi were raised and sold by Tyreel while local gallopers such as Benefaction, Boca Chita, Chordata, Dee Bee Nine, Dancefloor Prodigy, Fearless Babe, Free Spirited, Libertarian, Looped, My Mojo's Back, More Than Primed, Queen Of Troy, Ramjet, Rockin Rocket, The Comedian, Watsons Bay, Prima Nova, Just Dancing, Manahara and Jamieson Valley have all been fine advertisements for the Tyreel brand. Tyreel has had a policy of constantly upgrading the broodmare band, sending the incumbents to the most successful commercial sires in Australia and raising and preparing them under the best possible conditions to achieve the desired result, a yearling that buyers will want to compete for on sale day, a yearling that can go on to racetrack success. This year's draft is no exception with four by champion sired Redoute's Choice, two by rising sire sensation Fastnet Rock and one each by Commands, Holy Roman Emperor, Hussonet and Fusaichi Pegasus. The female families abound with Gr.1 winners, champions and multiple stakes producers, with many of the fillies giving buyers the opportunity to buy into great established families or to secure a filly that has the potential to make a foundation mare for a commercial breeding venture when her career on the track is over. There are some great physical types in this year's draft too, among the most striking being a chestnut filly with a real Apache Cat (or Miss Apache Cat) look about her. The large white marking on her face is strikingly similar to that of the crack sprinter, the fact that they are both by sons of Mr Prospector being perhaps more of a coincidence than an actual connection. The strapping Redoute's Choice filly out of Tycoon Joy is not only a half-sister to the flying Bentley Biscuit, she also looks not unlike fellow family member Tuesday Joy. Considering that this female family, tracing to Denise's Joy is responsible for more Gr.1 winners than any other in Australia according to official ASB figures, it is a resemblance not to be sneezed at. The Fastnet Rock filly out of champion Zabeel mare Bhandara and the Redoute's Choice filly out of multiple stakes producer Snowdrift (dam of Snowland, Portillo and Snippetson) are sure to be two of the most sought after fillies in the sale. The Fastnet Rock colt out of the Afleet mare Gainesville looks a real speedball, a ready made 2YO if ever there was one. John Vincent is confident that Tyreel will have a strong sale this Easter. "The 2010 sales have started strongly so there should be plenty of interest in our yearlings. They are all coming along the way I like, although I'm not sure I'm coping with the prep as well as when I was a few years younger. Jokes aside, I've always enjoyed a challenge and helping Dean and the Fleming family get this group of horses to the sale will all be worth the effort if they emerge from the sale ring with satisfied buyers" he said when describing this year's offering. April 2010 TYREEL'S great families Lot 171 (Redoure's Choice -Snow Drift by Polish Precedent) 27
Inglis Sydney Classic
Tyreel Easter Yearlings