Exciting Scone Cup Carnival Kicks off for 2024

Kurrinda Bloodstock offers the opportunity to have your horse race at all the major racing carnivals like the Scone Cup carnival. offering the chance to race on the biggest stages with your racehorse

A defence of his Big Dance crown is the long-range goal for Scone Cup hopeful Attractable.

Attractable has been keeping trainer Sara Ryan on her toes in the lead-up to the Scone Cup and when he is causing mischief on the training track, it usually equates to a bold race day performance.

“He’s very much a confidence horse. He thrives off being confident and happy and you know when he’s happy and confident when he’s being a cheeky bugger at home,” Ryan said.

“I had my seat belt well and truly on this (Thursday) morning.”

The winner of last year’s $3 million Big Dance (1600m), Attractable is being aimed towards a title defence and a top-two finish in Friday’s Scone Cup (1600m) will satisfy the eligibility clause for the Melbourne Cup day feature.

The gelding has drawn ideally in barrier three for the Scone Cup and Ryan says he will strip a much fitter horse for his last start fifth in the Hawkesbury Cup (1600m).

Attractable went into that race off a six-week break between runs after being scratched from the Doncaster Mile due to a heavy track and in hindsight, Ryan felt he needed the hitout.

“He’d had the one little trial, but he wasn’t quite fit enough for Hawkesbury and he just got tired that last hundred (metres),” Ryan said.

“But he is feeling very good now so I’m very, very happy with where he is at.” going into the Scone Cup

Connections have nominated Attractable for the Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) in Brisbane but believe he is at his best over a mile and are unlikely to head north after the Scone Cup.

Instead, Ryan is focused on gaining Big Dance eligibility and she is confident the horse is going well enough to achieve that at the Scone Cup, especially if first reserve Kibou, an on-pace runner, can squeeze into the field.

“Very much so. I’m hoping the first emergency gets in and he has a bunny to follow in the Scone Cup,” she said.

“If not, we will probably end up leading, but he’s better with one horse in front of him and outside the leader, that’s his favourite spot to be.

“But I’m not afraid to let him rip and roar, especially now he’s rock-hard fit.”

Attractable is a $18 chance for the Scone Cup with Nugget, one of four runners for trainer Ciaron Maher, a $4 favourite, ahead of first-up winner Waterford at $4.80.


Opal Ridge will chase a hometown win at the Scone Cup carnival before embarking on a Group 1 road trip to Queensland.

Luke Pepper believes the best is still ahead for dual stakes winner Opal Ridge, who will be chasing her second feature race win at Scone in as many years when she resumes in the Ortensia Stakes at the Scone Cup Carnival.

The talented mare was triumphant in the Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) on the corresponding Scone Cup program 12 months ago, but this time around she is at a different stage of her preparation and will line up in the shorter Ortensia Stakes (1100m) on Saturday.

The two-day Scone Cup carnival is an important event for Pepper, who hails from Canberra but moved his training operation to Scone two years ago, and he is hopeful Opal Ridge can again do his adopted hometown proud.

“It’s a massive event for Scone these couple of days of Scone Cup, the town’s population quadruples in forty-eight hours,” Pepper said.

“It was amazing to win the Luskin Star last year. It was our first Scone Cup carnival and to win a black-type race with her here meant a bit more.”

Opal Ridge was given an extended break after finishing down the track in The Hunter in November.

Pepper believed she was feeling the effects of a busy 12-month period and said the time in the paddock had done its job.

“She had a very intense three-year-old campaign and ended up in Brisbane, and she only had five weeks off before she came back for a crack at the Kosciuszko where she obviously ran second,” Pepper said.

“We decided to set our sights on the Brisbane winter carnival this year and give her a good break, which she deserved.”

Pepper said Opal Ridge had furnished during her spell, returning “bigger, stronger and more mature”.

She has a lethal first-up record with three wins and a Kosciuszko placing from her four fresh runs, although Pepper cautions he has left room for improvement with next month’s Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara (1400m) in mind.

“Her grand final is the Tatt’s Tiara at the end of June, so there is natural improvement in her, but she has done enough to be ready for her first-up task at the Scone Cup Carnival,” he said.

Opal Ridge comes into barrier 12 following three early scratchings and Pepper says the wide gate is no disadvantage given she enjoys galloping room and there is only one turn to negotiate.

The mare will be the stable’s headline horse across the two-day carnival with Pepper also saddling up a trio of hopefuls at Friday’s Scone Cup day meeting, nominating last start winner Fifty Five Mustang as the best chance of his remaining runners.


La Pleine Lune will head to Scone on Friday for the Scone Cup Carnival with Sneaky Sunrise to remain at Flemington.

The Lindsay Park team has decided to split their two-year-olds from a race at Flemington with one heading interstate for a contest at Scone Cup Day.

Impressive Warrnambool debut winner La Pleine Lune heads to Scone Cup day on Friday to contest the Inglis 2YO Challenge (1200m)

La Pleine Lune romped to a debut nine-length victory at Warrnambool on the final day of the Carnival and Ben Hayes said the extra prize money on offer and a potential trip to Queensland in making their decision to head to Scone Cup Carnival.

“If he runs well there, there’s some nice races for him in Queensland,” Hayes said.

“When you’ve got nice races like the Scone Cup Day race to head towards where he will be one of the favourites and hard to beat, we’ve got to head in that direction.”

Hayes said La Pleine Lune was a laid-back young horse that takes everything in his stride and may eventually find his way to Hong Kong, where he is owned.

“In a funny way, he’s sort of crept up on us and been doing everything well,” Hayes said.

“He’s a horse owned by a Hong Kong client of ours and if he keeps performing, he’ll probably look to end up in Hong Kong.

“He needs to run again, and Victor is a great client of ours but depending on how he runs, he could be a serious horse in the spring and Victor would be equally happy to keep him here.”

Smart sprinter Shadows Of Love will earn a fitting reward for consistency if she can break through for her first black-type success at the Scone Cup carnival in the Dark Jewel Classic. 

The mare has managed a top-three finish in eight of her nine runs this season, highlighted by four wins, and trainer Kim Waugh believes she is still open to further improvement at the Scone Cup carnival.

“She was always a little bit immature early, so we took our time with her,” Waugh said.

“We’d give her a few runs and then stop.

“She is a lovely mare and she is still maturing.”

After posting back-to-back wins in February and March, Shadows Of Love was a gallant third behind Territory Express in the Provincial-Midway Championships Final (1400m) two starts ago.

She backed it up with a close third in the Hawkesbury Crown (1300m) at her first test in stakes company and with even luck in the run, Waugh believed she had the scope to go even better on Saturday at the Scone Cup carnival.

“(Jockey) Tim Clark said he got pushed out on the turn (last start) and it cost her a bit of ground, but he was very happy with the way she went,” Waugh said.

“I couldn’t be happier with her going into Saturday at the Scone Cup carnival.

“As long as she is comfortable and back off the speed, she will run well. I don’t want her too close because she’s got that great turn of foot if she can get a smother.”

With Clark in Brisbane, Tommy Berry reunites with Shadows Of Love at the Scone cup carnival and he has an outstanding record on the mare having notched two wins and as many placings from four rides.

She has drawn barrier nine in the Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) for the Scone Cup carnival, which has attracted a capacity field of 16 plus three reserves, headed by Group 1 winner and topweight Ruthless Dame.

Proven Syndicators and Major Carnivals: Kurrinda Bloodstock’s Impact

A trusted syndicator like Kurrinda Bloodstock plays a crucial role in making it possible for horse owners to participate in major racing carnivals, including the prestigious Scone Cup Carnival.

Syndicators like Kurrinda Bloodstock bring together a group of investors to collectively own shares in racehorses, spreading the costs and risks associated with ownership while providing access to high-quality horses and top-tier racing events.

Kurrinda Bloodstock is renowned for its expertise in selecting and managing thoroughbreds, leveraging their deep industry knowledge, strong relationships with trainers, and proven track record to enhance the racing experience for their clients.

This ensures that the horses they syndicate are well-prepared and competitive, allowing owners to see their runners participate in major carnivals, including the Scone Cup Carnival.

Kurrinda Bloodstock’s meticulous management and strategic planning enable owners to enjoy the thrill and prestige of seeing their horses compete on significant stages without bearing the full financial burden and logistical complexities of racehorse ownership.

The Popularity of the Scone Cup Carnival

The Scone Cup Carnival is one of Australia’s most celebrated regional racing events, held annually in the picturesque town of Scone, known as the Horse Capital of Australia.

This carnival attracts top-tier horses, trainers, and racing enthusiasts from across the country.

The two-day event is a highlight on the racing calendar, featuring a range of high-stakes races, including the Scone Cup and the Woodlands Stakes, and offering substantial prize money.

The carnival’s popularity stems from its vibrant atmosphere, competitive racing, and its role as a showcase for both established and emerging equine talent.

Additionally, it serves as a social hub, drawing crowds for the festivities, fashion, and hospitality that accompany the races.

The Scone Cup Carnival not only highlights the best of regional racing but also underscores the rich heritage and deep-rooted passion for thoroughbred racing in the region.

Satin Stiletto’s Quest for Black Type at the Scone Cup Carnival

Kurrinda Bloodstock’s own Satin Stiletto is set to contest the 2-year-old Woodlands Stakes race at the Scone Cup Carnival.

This race is a significant opportunity for young horses to gain valuable black type, which refers to a horse’s performance in stakes races and is a critical factor in determining a horse’s breeding value.

Satin Stiletto’s participation in the Woodlands Stakes represents a strategic move by Kurrinda Bloodstock to enhance her credentials and residual value.

Success in black type races not only boosts a horse’s marketability and appeal as a breeding prospect but also signifies a high level of performance and pedigree.

For owners, having a horse like Satin Stiletto compete and potentially secure black type status at a prestigious event like the Scone Cup Carnival is a testament to Kurrinda Bloodstock’s ability to manage and develop racehorses to their fullest potential.

In conclusion, a proven syndicator like Kurrinda Bloodstock facilitates ownership experiences at major carnivals by providing access to well-prepared and competitive horses, exemplified by Satin Stiletto’s upcoming race at the Scone Cup Carnival.

The carnival’s popularity, combined with the strategic participation of promising horses in key races, underscores the value and excitement that trusted syndicators bring to the world of thoroughbred racing.

Meet Satin Stiletto

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A filly by Written Tycoon (Yulong Stud) out of the 2 year old Gimcrack winning mare Satin Slipper.

Written Tycoon is a eight time Victorian Champion Sire and has produced 52 individual stakes winners include Group 1 Golden Slipper winner Capitalist (Stallion Newgate Farm), Group 1 Blue Diamond winner Written By, (Stallion Widden Stud),

Group 1 winners Coolangatta, Ole Kirk (Stallion Vinery Stud), Pippie, Tycoon Tara, Music Magnate (NZ), Despatch, Tyzone, Booker, Odeum, Luna Rossa (NZ) as well as stallions Rich Enuff (Woodside Park) and Winning Rupert (Grandview Stud).

Satin Stiletto’s dam Satin slipper was not only a very fast 2 year herself but she is the dam of the Stakes winning Group 1 Coolmore second I Am Unstoppable making him a half brother to Satin Stiletto.

Satin Slipper by Champion racehorse Pierro (Coolmore Australia) is out of the Group 2 winning mare Satin Shoes a proven producer herself with 5 runners to the track for 4 winners of multiple races.

She was presented at the Inglis Classic sale in 2023 by Newgate Farm, a well renowned as one of the best nurseries in recent years producing 11 individual Group 1 winners Group 1 Golden Slipper winner Stay Inside,

TAB Everest and Group 1 Stradbroke winner Think About It, Foxplay, Prompt Response and many more. They have produced 72 stakes winners and over 800 individual winners.

The Inglis Classic Sale has forged a significant reputation over the years on the back of star graduates like Extreme Choice (Stallion Newgate Farm), I Am Invincible (Stallion Yarraman Park), Choisir, She Will Reign, Yankee Rose, Vow And Declare, Classique Legend.

It is the only sale at which you could have bought the winners of each of The Everest, Golden Slipper, Melbourne Cup and Blue Diamond in the past 10 years.

Satin Stiletto was a purchase on the back of some astute research delving into her pedigree we quickly earmarked her as a filly who could residually be of considerable value one day.

She was a nice type albeit a touch on the small side but we knew that was a trait all the family tended to carry so we were not put off. Although small in stature she was well put together with plenty of room for scope in the future.

She was a classy filly with a great head, eye and professional attitude to match. Satin Stiletto is trained by Kozciusko winning trainer Matthew Dale in the state of the art facilities at Goulburn, NSW.

Racehorse shares available:

Star Turn x Bleue Pepite

This colt is by the Group 1 producing sire Star Turn and out of the Fastnet Rock mare Bleue Pepite who has already produced top quality racehorses including the $400k earner and 6 time winner Ruban Bleu as well as 5 time winner La Defense.

She has done a great job at stud to date. Bleue Pepite is a half sister to the Group 3 winning mare Think Bleue.

This Colt is extremely well balanced and a showed a fantastic willing workmanlike attitude. He was well put together with plenty of scope.

He will be trained by recent $500k 2yo Magic Millions debutant winning training Chris Anderson out of his state of the art Eagle Farm, Brisbane facilities.

He is eligible for the Magic Millions race series as well as both the lucrative BOBS and QTIS bonus schemes.

ANDERS X HAPPY PILGRIM

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Anders X Happy Pilgrim Colt

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This Colt is by Widden Stud’s very exciting young stallion Anders, son of champion sire Not A Single Doubt.

Anders first yearlings have been hugely popular at the sale in 2024 with his yearlings averaging $194k at the January Magic Millions sale making this colt great value.

His dam Happy Pilgrim herself a 3 time winning half sister to Snipzu the Group and Stakes placed dam of 5 runners for 5 winners to date.

Including 3 individual Group and Stakes
horses, most recently the twice Group 1 placed (Blue Diamond and Inglis Sires Produce) Don Corleone.

This Colt is a ½ brother to our very promising 2yo trial winner Private Harry, a horse we have a very high opinion of after winning his trial very impressively.

Beating the subsequent
Blue Diamond Prelude Group 3 placed Holmes A Court and Group 3 Kindergarten placed Halliet in the process.

The Colt was presented at the Inglis Classic Sale by Rheinwood Pastoral, in recent times Rheinwood have produced the highly exciting colt Libertad.

A winner of the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes at 2 and the Group 3 San Domenico (just like Anders) highlighting their ability to produce top class racehorses to compete at the highest level.

He is a quality early looking sprinting type and shared a lot of similar characteristics to his brother Private Harry. He had a great action and looks very precocious.

He is trained by Nathan Doyle out of the excellent state of the art Newcastle facilities just like his brother. This Colt is eligible for the lucrative Inglis race series and BOBS bonus scheme.

To check out all available racehorse shares opportunities jump over to our website now https://kbloodstock.com.au

Cosmic Force X Miss Marilyn Colt

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This Colt is by Newgate Farm’s exciting first season sire Cosmic Force, already doing a great job with only a handful of runners so far.

Producing 3 individual Stakes horses including the Blue Diamond Prelude Group 3 runner up Stay Focused and Inglis Nursery runner up Beer Baron.

His dam Miss Marilyn a winner at 1100m is a half sister to the illustrious Group 1 The Galaxy sprint winning earner of over $1.7 million Mistegic and Stakes winner of no less than 11 individual wins Rightson.

This Colt was a real standout for us at the sale from the moment we laid eyes on him we knew we were bringing him home.

He ticked a lot of boxes for us he moved effortlessly, is so well balanced and oozed class. Every time we saw him he just came out and paraded like the utmost professional.

He was presented at the Inglis Classic sale and comes off the Boutique nursery Riverstone Lodge an upbringing that will see him have every chance for success on the track.

He will be trained by Nathan Doyle in Newcastle where he will get every chance.

This Colt is eligible for the lucrative Inglis race series and BOBS bonus scheme.

To check out all available racehorse shares opportunities and all the latest horse racing news jump over to our website now https://kbloodstock.com.au

Meet Zoustar X Savvy Coup 

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Zoustar Australia’s leading sire of Group 1 winners, leading sire of stakes winners, leading sire of winners and leading sire of 3YOs.

As a sire he has over 70 individual stakes performers including Group 1 Winners Zougotcha, Ozzmosis, Mizzy and Sunlight.

Zoustar is well renowned as one of the very best sires he was Champion 1st, 2nd and 3rd season sire with over $78 million in progeny earnings.

He has sired 31 individual stakes 2 year old’s to date including the very exciting dual Group 3 winning 2 year old colt Espionage.

Zoustar has had yearlings sell up to $3 million, with his progeny averaging $477k so far in 2024 making this quality colt exceptionally great value.

Zoustar is having a great 2024 and is showing no signs of stopping with another fantastic weekend with Zougotcha adding another Group 1 to her CV.

And Joliestar taking out the Group 2 Arrowfield Stakes.

This Colt is out of dual Group 1 winning mare Savvy Coup, a Champion 3 year old on the track herself.

She won 6 times in her career from 1400m-2400m showing incredible mix of speed and stamina throughout her career. She is also a half sister to the recent Group 2 winner Nereus.

He is a precocious running type that looks like he will get up and go early.

He is well muscled, forward and has a fantastic attitude to go with it.

This Colt was bred by the very same farm that produced Magic millions 2yo winner and Group 1 Golden Slipper placed Storm Boy.

He will be trained by Martini Mumma and Front Page’s Kosciusko winning trainer Matthew Dale out of his state of the art Goulburn facilities and will get every chance.

This Colt is eligible for the lucrative Magic Millions race series and BOBS bonus scheme. 

To view all of our available racehorse shares visit our website now https://kbloodstock.com.au

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In summary, the journey from purchasing a yearling to potentially having a champion on the race track involves careful selection, veterinary assessments, thorough training, and the support of a syndication structure like that provided by Kurrinda Bloodstock.

Syndication makes it feasible for individuals to be actively involved in the entire process and share the excitement of racehorse ownership.

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