Larneuk Offers Value Entry to the Benefits of Breeding in Victoria
As Warren Buffet said, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
In other words, don’t focus on short-term swings in price, focus on the underlying value of your investment. “Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.” From a man who has made a fortune on companies like Apple, American Express, General Motors, UPS, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, and Wal-Mart, this is sage advice.
It’s not a big gap from the market to the racetrack, if you have a mare that is really commercial, and are breeding to sell, it is hard to go past the big farms, Coolmore, Darley, Arrowfield and some others have bankable sires, provided you have the right mare it would be hard not to make money that way.
If you are breeding to race Australia is the place to be, Victoria is well worth considering and Larneuk offers some great options!
With 4 value stallions that cover sprint to stayers and some of the world’s hottest families including the Best Stallion in Victoria under $10,000 award winner.
Holy Roman Emperor x Zarinia
Bred to be a Champion Honorius is a 7 year stallion with an impeccable pedigree and strong racing credentials that will prove to be popular in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, UK and Singapore, a strong turf stallion that performed at the highest grade Honorius is set to be a future star. He is by proven sire in both hemispheres, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, a Coolmore owned sire of ten individual Group 1 winners in seven different countries.
SERVICE FEE: $5,500
Street Cry x Starfish
Wolf Cry’s pedigree is one of great appeal. His sire Street Cry has been an international sensation represented by 110 stakes winners, 20 of whom are Group One winners including Winx, Zenyatta, Whobegotyou and Pride Of Dubai. His dam Starfish was runner up in the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes at her two-year-old debut and was also placed at Gr.3 level.
SERVICE FEE: $4,400
Fastnet Rock x Tarcoola Diamond
A brilliant Group 2 winning and dual group placed son of champion sire Fastnet Rock cluster is from a female line littered with 2yo stakes performers this stunning individual is blessed with great scope and strength and exudes presence. His dam was the tough and talented Tarcoola Diamond, a Listed winner and two times Group placed – granddaughter of the Group One winning juvenile I Like Diamonds (AJC Champagne Stakes).
SERVICE FEE: $6,600
Lonhro x Mamzelle Pedrille
Son of champion sire Lonhro from multiple group winning mare Mamzelle Pedrille. This record breaking Group 2 winner has inherited his sires outstanding looks and magnificent conformation so it is no wonder his progeny are performing on the racetracks. Included amongst his close relations is champion stallion I Am Invincible.
O’Lonhro’s progeny are proving themselves to be tough and consistent and are seen in the winners stall week after week.
SERVICE FEE: $5,500
Racing and Breeding in Victoria
Victoria’s three most famous races – the Lexus Melbourne Cup, Ladbrokes Cox Plate and Stella Artois Caulfield Cup – will carry record prizemoney this Spring Racing Carnival and the state’s 67 Country Cups will each receive a boost as part of widespread prizemoney increases announced for the 2018-19 racing season.
Racing Victoria (RV) was joined by the Victoria Racing Club (VRC), Melbourne Racing Club (MRC), Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) and Country Racing Victoria (CRV) in announcing a $12.4 million injection into prizemoney across the state from 1 August 2018.
The investment will see a record $228.5 million in prizemoney and bonuses on offer in Victoria next season, representing a 32% increase since 2015 and leading to a nation high average of $52,057 in prizemoney and bonuses on offer per race.
Importantly, all owners, trainers and jockeys will get the chance to share in the increases which are spread from iconic Group 1 races at Flemington, Caulfield and The Valley to an array of once-a-year race meetings from Burrumbeet and Penshurst, to Gunbower and Wycheproof.
The highlights of the announcement are:
• Record prizemoney for the jewels of Victoria’s Spring Racing Carnival in a year in which Victoria celebrates 25 years of international competition:
o $7.3 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m, Flemington, 6 November) – up $1 million
o $5 million Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400m, Caulfield, 20 October) – up $2 million
o $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m, The Valley, 27 October) – up $2 million;
• Continued investment in three-year-old racing with Australia’s oldest classic, the AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m, Flemington, 3 November), raised by $500,000 to $2 million;
• A prizemoney boost for every Country Cup with an additional $1.2 million to be spread across 67 TAB, non-TAB and picnic cups ensuring they remain a focal point for local communities to celebrate and enjoy;
• The introduction of the $1 million The Showdown for VOBIS Sires-eligible two-year-olds at Caulfield on Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday – 13 April 2019 – thus increasing the number of $1 million+ races in Victoria from 17 to 18;
• The further consolidation of Victoria’s place as the home of stayers with the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m, The Valley, 27 October) increased by $200,000 to $500,000;
• Greater returns for first-time winners with minimum prizemoney for standard country maidens raised to $23,000, for premium country maidens to $26,000 and for maidens at midweek metropolitan meetings to $30,000;
• Rewarding grass roots participation with minimum prizemoney for non-TAB meetings up 20% to $12,000 per race; up 25% for country SKY2 meetings to $15,000 per race; and up 11% for Benchmark 58s to $20,000 per race; and
• An increase in minimum metropolitan prizemoney to $40,000 for all two-year-old, three-year-old and Benchmark races at midweek and standard Friday night meetings, before rising to a $60,000 minimum per race for premium Friday nights at The Valley.
VOBIS Gold is Racing Victoria’s (RV) owners’ incentive scheme, designed to reward owners who race and invest in Victorian bloodstock. During the 2017/18 racing season, eligible owners were given the chance to share in more than $8.5 million in dedicated VOBIS Gold prizemoney and additional bonuses across 250 VOBIS Gold bonus races.
Introduced in 2012, VOBIS Gold was created to complement the Super VOBIS scheme by offering further rewards to owners of Super VOBIS-nominated horses. Under the scheme, all Super VOBIS-nominated horses are eligible to nominate into VOBIS Gold, where they will be eligible to race for additional VOBIS Gold bonuses which are paid to the winners, and second and third place-getters in all eligible races.
In 2018, nominations for eligible 2016-born foals into the VOBIS Gold program will incur a one-off payment of $1,100 (including GST).
This year, the 2016-born progeny of VOBIS Sires Stallions nominated to VOBIS Gold will also be eligible to run in the inaugural $1 million VOBIS Sires ‘The Showdown’ race for two-year-olds, to be held at Caulfield on Owners and Breeders Raceday in 2019.
All VOBIS Gold-nominated horses are also eligible to race in the exclusive VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series, which features 18 races offering prizemoney and bonuses totaling over $3.5 million for the 2017/18 season. For a full list of races, prizemoney and bonus breakdown, click here.