Riverbank success at an all-time high

North-east Victoria’s Riverbank Farm is having their best run ever, with a flood of winners in the past 6 weeks from their resident stallions, led by Skilled, Anacheeva and Redente.

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Celebrations for Skilled’s second stakes winner

Cheers from Riverbank Farm, Benalla as Fiscal Fantasy stormed home to an impressive victory in last Friday’s Group 3 Manawatu Breeders Stakes at Awapuni.

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Like big sister Winx, Boulder City is a rarity among thoroughbreds

They threw a silk blanket bearing the words “26 in a row” across the back of wonder mare Winx at Randwick on Saturday.

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Women’s Mentoring Program comes to a close

Last week saw the curtain fall on the joint Racing Victoria and Tabcorp initiative, the Women’s Mentoring Program of which Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria was a participant for the first time.

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Winx Half-Brother Retires to Stud Unraced

Snitzel - reigning Champion Sire, Australia's highest priced stallion, super sire of 83 stakes winners including 13 Group One winners with progeny earnings in excess of $105 million.

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Bon Aurum joins the Riverbank Line Up

A wonderful addition to the Riverbank roster” is how Dr Caroline Duddy describes the Group One galloper Bon Aurum who takes residence at the Benalla stud this spring; standing alongside Redente, Boulder City, Von Costa de Hero, Skilled, Wayed Zain and Anacheeva.

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Pecans Wins Listed Ladies Day Cup

At Hawkesbury north-west of Sydney, Riverbank Agistment's beautifully-bred Gr1-winning stallion Skilled (Commands-Dextrous, by Quest For Fame) added a Listed race success when 5YO Australian-bred mare Pecans (Skilled-Walnut, by Procol Harum) resumed from a four month break to win the $150,000 Listed Ladies Day Cup (1400m) for 3YO+, defeating Burning Passion & Fabrizio.

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Anacheeva heads to Riverbank Farm

Spring is well and truly in the air at Riverbank Farm where Russell Osborne and Dr Caroline Duddy have done such a good job building up a loyal client base that they have been able to add two new stallions to the roster.

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Poetic ending to the Women's Mentoring Program

So inspired was Dr Caroline Duddy by her time as a mentor in the Women’s Mentoring Program, a joint initiative between Racing Victoria and Tabcorp, that she felt moved to commit her experience to poetry.   

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Talented Skilled mare wins again

The Joe Pride trained mare Pecans continued to fly the flag for her sire Skilled with a second stakes win in the Group 3 Godolphin Crown at Hawkesbury on Saturday.

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