From Breednet: A winner for Lean Mean Machine with his first runner and the exciting Brave Smash (JPN) two-year-old Brave Halo keeping his record at a perfect three for three made it a memorable day for Aquis Farm’s first-season stallions.
From Breednet: Aquis have three first season sires with their progeny running this season and all of them had winners over the weekend with Performer and Santos siring their very first winners while Brave Smash (Jpn) clearly has an above average juvenile in Perth with Brave Halo going two for two at Ascot.
From Breednet: Aquis Farm’s brilliant Japanese bred multiple Group I winning sprinter Brave Smash (Jpn) became the first of the new season sires to post a winner when his first runner Brave Halo returned a winner at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.
From Breednet: Astute trainer Les Ross provided all of the runners in two heats for two year-olds at the Sunshine Coast trials on Tuesday morning and produced another trial winner for Aquis Farm’s young sire Performer.
From Breednet: The first official two year-old trials in Australia for the new season were held at Deagon in Queensland on Tuesday morning with astute trainer Les Ross providing all the runners which included a filly from the first crop of Aquis based sire Performer.
From Breednet: Retiring talented colts to stud early at the end of their 3YO season is common practice for high profile candidates given the finances at stake, but for colts that race on and test their mettle further on the battleground of the track a successful stud career can still unfold with 10 of the Top 20 sires in Australia this season racing as older horses.
From Breednet: Aquis Farm has announced it will stand exciting Group I winning sprinter and 2021 Champion British Based First Season Sire, Aclaim, this spring.
Winning the Group 1 Prix de la Foret in France in his final start at 4, Aclaim retired to the National Stud in England having been unbeaten as a 2YO, a multiple stakes winner at 3 and, a Group 1 and Group 2 winner at his last two outings.
From Breednet: A flying start to the day for Aquis Farm’s first crop sires Kobayashi, Invader, and Jukebox with Midnight In Tokyo (Kobayashi) winning at Randwick, Nishikado (Invader) making a winning debut at Gawler, and Jukebox Flyer (Jukebox) a fighting second at Caulfield.
From Breednet: Aquis Farm’s Kobayashi is the sire of smart filly Midnight in Tokyo, who powered home from back in the field to win the open juvenile event at Randwick on Saturday.
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From Breednet: Showing the experience earned from three previous starts, the Justin Bowen-trained Play My Song overpowered the favourite Secret Revolution in a hotly contested 1000m 2yo handicap at Muswellbrook on Friday to credit Jukebox with his fifth winner and fourth in Australia.