Front Page Exciting Return as he Targets Kosciusko 3 Peat

Front Page makes his return after a gallant third place in the Group 1 Galaxy, is he on the path to a 3rd Kosciusko or is The Everest calling his name, Matthew Dale trainer says all roads are open to his exciting sprinter

Whether dual Kosciuszko winner Front Page is back to attempt a threepeat later this year depends on results in his next couple of starts but trainer Matt Dale is confident the gelding Front Page will be racing at Randwick on October 19.

Matthew Dale with dual Kosciuszko winner Front Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The seven-year-old Front Page, narrowly beaten in the Galaxy first-up last month, returns to the Kosciuszko course in Saturday’s Group 3 $250,000 TAB Hall Mark Stakes (1200m).

“You aim him for that day, first-up, to be peaking,’’ Dale said.

“Front Page be in the Kosciuszko or the Sydney Stakes, or if some level of stars align he could be in an Everest. You don’t have to stress too much about it, it’s great they’re all on the one day.

“That was the silver lining of getting nabbed near the line in the Galaxy. If you want to find a positive, the positive was we could still go to a Kosciuszko with Front Page.

“Front Page will most likely contest another Group 1 between now and then and naturally if he won he’s not eligible.

“But there are those two other races on the day at the same track and distance, so there are options for Front Page regardless of how things unfold.”

Front Page led until the shadows in the Group 1 Galaxy (1100m), running third behind Zapateo, and Dale can’t help but think the difference was having to work a bit early from a wide gate to clear the field.

That won’t be an issue in the Hall Mark from barrier two and Dale said it’s up to Front Page to hold his form from another excellent first-up performance.

Although Front Page is only in his second preparation for Dale, the trainer said that’s something he’s noticed Front Page, $2 with TAB on Wednesday, has struggled to do previously but believes the Hall Mark is the perfect race to prove he can bounce through such a run.

Front Page’s first-up stats read five wins from nine attempts but second-up it’s just one from seven, though his last three have been in Group 1s.

“Front Page just had to stamp to get across in the Galaxy, that’s racing and he’s done well since,’’ Dale said.

“All Front Page best ratings have been fresh. The difference is this preparation I’ve learnt more about him.

“Last prep Front Page had a few foot issues in and around his preparation that upset everything going completely swimmingly.

“All indications from my point of view are that Front Page will run extremely well.

“Front Page is well placed at the set weights conditions, if it was a Group 3 handicap he’d have horses chasing him with five or six less kilos.

“We can’t have Front Page placed any better to perform second-up which is something he’s got to do. If he’s ever going to do it then it’s Saturday.”

If Mystery Shot gains a start in the Catanach’s Jewellers Handicap (1400m) at Randwick he’ll join Front Page and Occiata in running there with Dale keen to get his preparation started under 52kg as opposed to the 65.5kg he’s been allotted in the back-up plan at Canberra on Friday.

Kurrinda Bloodstock’s partnership with trainer Matthew Dale has been nothing short of remarkable, marked by a string of successes and near misses that underscore Dale’s prowess in the world of horse racing.

The careful consideration and the confidence Kurrinda Bloodstock puts into selecting the right trainer for each individual horse is what sets us apart from other trainers we analyse race results, pedigrees and facilities to get the very best out of each horse and in turn give them the best chance for success as well as our ownership groups.

The collaboration has yielded notable achievements, particularly with promising fillies like Malaboom, Lyrical Beauty and Satin Stiletto, who have showcased their talent on the stakes stage. Under Dale’s tutelage, these young talents have blossomed into formidable contenders, demonstrating both speed and stamina on the track.

Meet Satin Stiletto

https://kbloodstock.com.au/our-horses/written-tycoon-filly/

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, In Her Time, Brazen Beau, Hellbent (Stallion Yarraman Park) and Castelvecchio (Stallion Arrowfield) among many others.

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  Front Page’s Kozciusko winning trainer Matthew Dale in the state of the art facilities at Goulburn, NSW.

Matthew Dale himself stands as a multiple stakes-winning trainer, a testament to his skill and dedication in the sport. His ability to develop young talent into top-tier performers has been evident in the consistent success of his stable.

Meet Lyrical Beauty

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Lyrical Beauty a filly by Your Song (Gooree Park) out of the Desert Prince mare Stage Beauty. Your Song was a dominant Group 1 winning 3 year old from an outstanding European family. Leading sire son of Champion Sire & Sire-of-Sires Fastnet Rock (Coolmore Australia) (186 stakes winners).

Your Song is the sire of stakes winners Brave Song, Gem Song, Miss Exfactor, Split Lip and black type winner Frankie Pinot. Stage Beauty herself is a half-sister to the Group 2 winning mare I Am A Ripper.

Stage Beauty has produced 8 runners to the track for 7 winners of multiple races including Lyrical Beauty’s three quarter brother Fox Fighter a winner of five career starts and a further 12 placings with earnings of over $450k.

Lyrical Beauty was sold at the Inglis HTBA sale in 2022 held in Warwick Farm a sale rich in history having produced many horses of quality including Group 1 performer Voodoo Lad and Rocketing By.

She was in the draft of Ashleigh Thoroughbreds a farm who have a very successful affiliation with Riversdale Farm who have since taking over Ashleigh Thoroughbred have a long standing history for producing top class racehorses year in year out including Group 1 Champagne Stakes Winner & Group 1 Caulfield Guineas 2nd Captivant, now standing at Kia Ora Stud in the Hunter Valley.

Captivant would go on to earn $1.2M in prize money throughout his career having contested no less than seven Group 1s in his 15 start career.

Lyrical Beauty was well presented at the sales by Ashleigh Thoroughbreds a cracking type she was very strong, well muscled and almost quite masculine looking for a filly. She was very well balanced when she moved and had a fantastic temperament, she ticked a lot of boxes and was syndicators dream horse really.

Lyrical Beauty is trained by Front Page’s Kozciusko winning trainer Matthew Dale in the state of the art facilities at Goulburn, NSW.

Meet Malaboom

https://kbloodstock.com.au/our-horses/spirit-of-boom-x-malasun-filly/

Malaboom a filly by Queensland’s leading sire Spirit of Boom (Eureka Stud) out of the Red Ransom mare Malasun who is a Listed winning two year old when taking out the Listed MRC Blue Diamond Preview.

She has produced five foals to race for 4 winners including Malaboom’s six time winning half-brother Hard to Say who is also Stakes placed, a winner of over $500k. Malaboom’s sire Spirit of Boom is a regular feature in the Australian Sire of 2YO winners.

He is a dual Group 1 Winning Sprinter and proven Group 1 Stallion producing 512 runners for 375 winners including 22 Stakes winners such as Jonker (MVRC Manikato S., Group 1), Prince of Boom, Boomsara, De Sonic Boom, Spirits Aubeer – The Hulk (H.K.), Outback Barbie, Ef Troop, All That Pizzazz, Golden Boom, Palazzo Spirit, Boomnova, Miami Fleiss, Simply Fly, Champagne Boom, Perudo, Sugar Boom.

He is the reigning Champion Sire of Queensland and features in the top 10 Sire (Winners), Top 15 Sire (Earnings) in Australia from just 5 crops to race.

Malaboom was presented at the Magic Millions Sale by Eureka Stud, one of Queensland’s leading nurseries and proven producers of top class racehorses such as Group 1 winners Apache Chase won BRC Kingsford-Smith Cup Group 1, Pippie won MRC Oakleigh Plate Group 1 and the MVRC Moir Stakes Group 1,

Tinto won BRC Queensland Oaks Group 1, Spirit of Boom won MRVC William Reid S Gr1 and the BRC Doomben Ten Thousand Group 1, Temple of Boom won ATC Galaxy Group 1, Picaday won QTC The T.J. Smith Group 1,

Show a Heart won QTC Stradbroke Group 1, VATC Toorak H Group 1, Caulfield Guineas Group 1, QTC The T J Smith Group 1, Scenic Peak won VRC Emirates Group 1, Just Now won AJC Oaks Group 1

Western Australia’s latest sensation Keshi Boom won WATC Burgess Queen Stakes L.

We purchased Malaboom at the Magic Millions Sale 2022 recent graduates of the sale include Imperatriz, Jacquinot (Stallion Widden Stud), Madame Pommery, Espiona, Yes Yes Yes (Stallion Coolmore Australia), Stay Inside (Stallion Newgate Farm) and Capitalist (Stallion Newgate Farm).

Malaboom was a cracking type a real speedy looking two year old. She was very elegant and extremely well balanced when she paraded. Malaboom is trained by Front Page’s Kozciusko winning trainer Matthew Dale in the state of the art facilities at Goulburn, NSW.

Moreover, Dale has come tantalizingly close to securing Group 1 glory with star sprinters such as Front Page and Fell Swoop, showcasing his capacity to compete at the highest levels of racing.

For syndicators like Kurrinda Bloodstock, selecting the right trainers is paramount to ensuring the success and well-being of their equine investments. Matthew Dale’s proven track record and established systems make him an ideal choice, providing both horses and clients with the best possible chance for success.

The strong relationship forged over the years between Kurrinda Bloodstock and Dale is founded on mutual trust and respect, creating an environment conducive to achieving shared goals.

Crucially, entrusting horses to the care of knowledgeable and attentive trainers ensures that their individual needs are met, optimizing their performance and overall welfare.

This emphasis on personalized care and attention underscores the commitment of both Kurrinda Bloodstock and Matthew Dale to the success and happiness of their equine athletes.

Participating in a racehorse syndicate with Kurrinda Bloodstock, especially with Matthew Dale as the trainer, offers participants a truly enriching experience.

Beyond the thrill of competition and the potential for financial gain, syndicate members enjoy the camaraderie of shared ownership, forging lasting bonds with fellow enthusiasts while immersing themselves in the excitement of the sport.

The benefits of joining a syndicate like Kurrinda Bloodstock extend beyond the thrill of race day victories. Participants gain access to insider knowledge, professional management, and the opportunity to be involved in the journey of raising and racing top-quality horses.

Ultimately, the partnership between Kurrinda Bloodstock and Matthew Dale exemplifies the synergy between expertise, passion, and commitment, creating a winning formula for all involved.

Check out some of the available opportunities for racehorse syndication with Kurrinda Bloodstock to be trained by Matthew Dale.

Meet Zoustar X Savvy Coup 

https://kbloodstock.com.au/our-horses/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 having 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 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 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 Kurrinda Bloodstock’s exciting racehorse shares right now jump check out https://kbloodstock.com.au

Get involved in the exciting world of racehorse ownership could you be owning a share in the very next Front Page or Kosciusko winner, be part of the incredible experience and enjoy your day at the races and quite possibly in the winners circle by joining a trusted and proven syndicator such as Kurrinda Bloodstock.

Kurrinda Bloodstock Syndications offers racehorse ownership opportunities with a commitment to transparency and owner engagement
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