Difference in Racing 2024: A View from Beautiful Ireland

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International Racing Opinions:

Racing in Australia: Recently, I have been lucky enough to have my parents, Theresa and George Sexton, visit from Ireland to experience the Australian racing scene for the first time in 9 years since I first called Australia home. Since they have been here, we have attended both the Golden Eagle and Melbourne Cup.

They are regular racegoers, following both my jockey brothers the length and breadth of Ireland and England, attending some of the biggest race meetings in the northern hemisphere. So, I wanted to get their views on Aussie racing being their first time attending this side of the world.


Q- How did you initially get interested in racing?

A- George initially bought a share in a mare Camden Town to breed from with his older brother Aidan who has a small stud farm in Ireland called Sweep Lane Stud. A few weeks later, he pulled out of the mare to go to England for work as a builder where he would later meet my mum Theresa.

He would always have an interest in racing, going to the pub on a Saturday for a few pints and bets.

Q- You were lucky enough to attend the $7.5 million Golden Eagle, as guests of owners when Lyrical Beauty ran, how did you find the experience?

A- The racecourse was beautiful and facilities were very good, very well laid out. It was a great day being so close to the parade ring (birdcage) with some of the owners.

Q- How does it differ from being a racehorse owner in Ireland/England?

A- Being an owner in Ireland, the experience is not great to be honest. England is much better, you get a nice sit-down meal. We found the experience here was very good, how accessible the Trainer, Jockey, and Syndicate Manager were pre and postrace. The information you received is like nothing you would get at home.

Q- What surprised you the most about Australian racing?

A- How fair the racing is; no one owner dominated where sometimes at home it can be very much a rich man’s game. Normal average people seemed to be involved in runners in some of the top races. The prize money on offer is very impressive too.

Q- Why would you get involved or recommend someone to get involved in racehorse ownership in Australia?

A- Pretty much for the same reason as the above answer multi-million dollar races seemed to be every day here.

Q- 3 big differences from the racing scene in Australia compared to back home?

A- 1- The amount of racing on a Saturday, a race seemed to go off every 2 minutes. 2- Prize money was much better here. 3- Hospitality/facilities were much better here.

Q- If you could take anything from how things are done here and implement it into racehorse ownership in Ireland/England what would it be?

A- The communication from the trainers, jockeys and syndicate manager. You would have to pick up the newspaper or google to find out your horse was running at home, but here not only the information at the races but it seemed like updates were constantly coming for horses and owners were very well updated.

Q- How did you fare punting? Did you come out ahead?

A- We had a few winners, the form was hard to follow for us, so a lot of pot luck and following Irish jockeys. We struggled with the TAB machines in the pub sometimes betting in Malaysia and greyhounds by accident.

Q- Why would you recommend someone to get involved and join Kurrinda Bloodstock?

A- Not only because our son George works there, and we know how driven he is to succeed, but Kurrinda seems like a very professional outfit that looks after their owners very well.

Love For Racing:

Due to the great experience and love for Racing in Australia as well as the lucrative prize money on offer George and Theresa have got involved in their first Australian venture into racing by securing a share in our beautiful grey ladies horse and are thrilled to be a part of the journey.

Meet Time To Reign x Mandawara




Ladies Only Syndicate $1million Pink Bonus Series

This Filly is by Kingstar Farm’s young sire Time To Reign, we didn’t get to quite see the best of Time To Reign on the track but this son of Champion sire Snitzel was a Stakes winning pre Christmas 2yo before taking out the G2 Sliver Slipper. His a ½ brother to dual Group 1 winner and Group 1 Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign.

This dam Mandawara is a sister to 3 individual Group performers including the Group 1 winner Manighar. She is already the producer of the Listed Breeders Plate winning 2yo Khan making this filly already residually very valuable.

This Filly was the one we really zoned in on for our ladies only syndicate as we believe she can get up and going early. She is very well balanced and a great mover, she has a fantastic attitude & looks to match. Who doesn’t love a grey!

She was presented at 2024 the Inglis Classic sale and comes off the great farm of Glenlogan Park who produced the 2024 Inglis Millennium and $400k Pink Bonus winner Fully Lit.

She will be trained by Matthew Dale out of his state of the art Goulburn facilities and will get every chance.

This Filly is eligible for the Inglis race series and BOBS bonus scheme as well as this she will be targeted at the lucrative pink bonus series eligible to ladies only syndicates. Inglis Pink Bonus Series:

Registration for the Inglis Pink Bonus Series will result in the owners of registered horses being eligible to win significant additional prize money across the Inglis Race Series.

The first registered horse home in each of the races listed below will be eligible for an additional bonus, on top of the existing prizemoney payable, as outlined below.

2024 Inglis Banner, $500,000, Moonee Valley – $200,000 Inglis Pink Bonus
2024 Inglis Nursery, $500,000, Royal Randwick – $200,000 Inglis Pink Bonus
2025 Inglis Millennium, $2,000,000 – $400,000 Inglis Pink Bonus
2025 Inglis Sprint, $1,000,000, Flemington – $200,000 Inglis Pink Bonus

To be eligible for the $1,000,000 lnglis Pink Bonus Series, any horse must be eligible for, fully nominated and paid up for the Inglis Race Series and be a minimum 75% owned or leased by female owners.

To check out all of our available syndicates right now jump on to our website https://kbloodstock.com.au

You too can be a part of this journey by registering your interest on our website now.

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