Sitting Pretty at the Valley

Seven year-old mare Pretty Possum gave connections plenty of reason to celebrate at Moonee Valley on Friday night. 

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Warrnambool bred ‘Hero’ wins at Flemington

Warrnambool breeder Michael Rea is on a high following a weekend winning double including a win at Flemington by Lady Selkirk. The filly’s win also provided a Flemington double for Riverbank Farm sire Von Costa De Hero with Lord Von Costa also scoring in the Listed Creswick Series Final (1200m).

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Late Charge to Victoria’s Riverbank Farm

Not surprisingly Group One winning sprinter Hard Spun has many fans amongst Victorian breeders, the former Darley shuttler proving a reliable source of winners.

Hard Spun’s time in the southern hemisphere yielding 13 stakes winners including the South African Group One winner Ertijaal and the recent Group One Randwick Guineas winner Le Romain.

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Squeaky Squirrel and Pretty Possum more than just nifty names

BENALLA trainer Russell Osborne’s home-bred horses tend to stand out with their catchy names. Squeaky Squirrel and Pretty Possum will have their fair share of fans at Caulfield on Saturday.

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First Metro Winner for Redente

It was a breakthrough win by the talented and speedy Billabong Babe at Moonee Valley on Friday night - the filly the first metropolitan winner for her trainer Russell Osborne and for her sire Redente.

RedenteRedenteA regally bred son of Redoute's Choice and the Group One mare Stella Cadente, Redente stands at Osborne's Riverbank Farm at Benalla and he could not be prouder of the job the young stallion is doing.

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Two fresh faces elected to TBV Committee

Two new committee members will join the Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria committee following the official counting of votes in the 2016 postal vote election.

On the images: Elected to TBV committee (clockwise): Dr Caroline Duddy, Matthew Tillett, Toby Liston & James O'Brien

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Creswick Winner Is Holleran’s Hero

When it comes to heroes, Rhys Holleran claims you need look no further than Lord Von Costa. In Saturday’s Listed AR Creswick Final at Flemington, Lord Von Costa was going to win it, then he wasn’t, then he did. An absolute nail-biter right down to the wire.

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First Up For Ethan

After a somewhat frustrating run of seconds it was great to see the talented Gangstar's Curse break through for a deserved victory at Cranbourne on Friday night.

Runner up at each of his previous three outings, Gangstar's Curse had been gallant in defeat every time and he again showed that he has plenty of heart by getting up in a close finish.

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Trifecta for Redente

It is no mean feat for a stallion to sire a trifecta, especially when said stallion is a horse who has only ever served small books of mares, so to do the job he really has to prove an upgrader.

Which is exactly what the unraced but regally bred Redente is, the son of Redoute's Choice and Stella Cadente overcoming the odds to prove himself a stallion worthwhile of attention.

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Five Winners in Five Days for Redente

Five winners in five days - it has been a great week for Riverbank Farm's in-form stallion Redente.

Doing the job despite limited opportunities, the unraced but extremely well bred son of Redoute's Choice and the Group One mare Stella Cadente is proving quite the upgrade and the best is still to come.

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