From TDN: The team at Aquis Farm is up and about, thanks to the deeds of their young stallions, who are churning out winners. Admittedly it’s very early in the season, but if you take a look at the First Season Sires’ Premiership, you will notice that four of the top 10 are residents of Aquis Farm in Canungra, Queensland.
From TDN: Lean Mean Machine’s barnmate, Brave Smash (Jpn) looks to have a potential star among his first crop in the shape of Brave Halo, who retained his unbeaten record by bringing up the third win of his career with a third victory at Ascot.
From TDN: Aquis Farm’s first-season sire Lean Mean Machine got his career in the breeding barn off to the perfect start when his first runner, Freeman, broke her maiden at Doomben.
From TDN: Aquis Farm’s first-season sire Performer gained his first winner on Sunday, courtesy of Mishani Maverick at the Sunshine Coast Poly Track. Trained by Les Ross, the 2-year-old gelding was having just his second start, and comfortably closed down race leader Revitup Charlie (Top Echelon) entering the home straight to register a 1l victory, with Magic Of Millo (The Mission) a further 0.3l away in third.
From TDN: Aquis Farm-based first-season sire Santos was handed his first winner courtesy of Ulanova’s (NZ) victory at Te Rapa on Saturday.
From TDN: Aquis Farm’s first-season sire Brave Smash (Jpn) made the perfect start to his career as a stallion as his first runner, Halo Smash, broke his maiden at Ascot.
From TDN: Aquis Farm-based sire Performer was responsible for trial winner at the Sunshine Coast as the Les Ross-trained Mishani Cruise.
From TDN: During the stallion parades this year, we will be asking some well-known industry participants to give their thoughts on the day. After a series of parades at Aquis Farm, three attendees shared their insights.
With good weather and such an impressive lineup, Aquis made Sunday a great day for us at their stallion parade.
From TDN: Group 1-producing sire Aclaim (Ire) will shuttle to Aquis Farm in 2022 and he will stand his first season for a fee of $24,200 (inc GST).
Trained by Martyn Meade on behalf of Dermot Farrington and Queensland-based farm Canning Downs, Aclaim won seven of his 15 starts, making a successful debut in a 1000-metre contest in a Kempton maiden in the December of his 2-year-old season.
From TDN: It would appear fate, and perhaps some good luck, played a part in Johnny Rocker’s (Jukebox) Oxlade S. triumph at Eagle Farm.