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Breeders’ The Plate Gai Craves Every Year

The Breeders’ Plate might only carry Group 3 status but to champion trainer Gai Waterhouse it’s one of the most important races on the calendar.

Waterhouse-Bott backing judgement with Golden Rose duo

Waterhouse-Bott backing judgement with Golden Rose duo
Yao Dash. Photo: Steve Hart.
Tulloch Lodge are trusting their judgement for differing reasons with Golden Rose duo Yao Dash and Dawn Passage as they prepare to launch in the $1 million Rosehill feature on Saturday.

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott are backing themselves that Yao Dash is up to cracking a Group I at start three while they’re also confident the real Dawn Passage can emerge from a disappointing last start defeat.

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Dynamic Yao Dash ready for launch at Golden Rose Stakes

Lightly-raced gelding bidding to preserve his unbeaten record in Saturday’s Group 1 contest – By Tim Rowe

By his own admission, the speed in which Yao Dash (Smart Missile) has emerged as a genuine Golden Rose Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) contender has taken Dynamic Syndications’ Adam Watt by surprise, but the reports from Nash Rawiller and the formlines surrounding the lightly-raced gelding have convinced connections to take their chance in Saturday’s $1 million race.

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Yao Dash gives trainers plenty to think about

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott have some thinking to do after Yao Dash beat a field of budding stars in the Strawberry Hills Stud 3YO Benchmark 72 Handicap (1300m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Yao Dash had plenty of support in pre-race betting, firming on-course from $3.60 to jump the $3.30 favourite and he led throughout to defeat Funstar ($6) by a half-length with another filly, Emeralds ($41) catching the eye over the later stages, three-quarters of a length back in third.

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Golden Rose Possible for Smart 3YO

Entered for the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas and Group I ATC Golden Rose, promising Smart Missile three year-old Yao Dash took another step forward when beating highly rated filly Funstar at Randwick on Saturday.

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Denman’s Deprive Wins a Thrilling Show County

The judge needed a magnifying glass to determine the winner of Saturday’s Group III Show County Quality (1200m) at Randwick and he found Godolphin’s ultra-consistent Denman gelding Deprive had the narrowest of margins over More Than Ready’s emerging sprinter Trope.

Given a gem of a ride by Rachel King, Deprive had a soft run behind the leaders before emerging at the right time to hold off the fast-finishing Trope by a nose with Bon Amis (Bon Hoffa) a short-head back in third in what proved a thriller.

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Dynamic Debut winner for Smart Missile

Entered for the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas and Group I ATC Golden Rose , promising Smart Missile three year-old Yao Dash scored an eye-catching debut win at Canterbury on Wednesday to become the 600th winner for Dynamic Syndications.

Yao Dash as a yearling, bred and sold by Newhaven Park
Yao Dash as a yearling, bred and sold by Newhaven Park

Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Yao Dash looked good in two barrier trials last month and was sent off favourite for the 1200 metre colts and geldings maiden.

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Bred To Win – Twin Hills Stud

Twin Hills Stud segment on Bred To Win 

Sky Racing – Episode aired on August 13, 2019

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Katelyn Butler joins Twin Hills Stud as Sales and Marketing Manager

Katelyn Butler has joined Twin Hills Stud as its Sales and Marketing Manager

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Toughness and Trainability – Smart Missile and Denman

An email from one of our readers highlighting the need to look past the traditional sire tables got us thinking.

We all know that the ability to sire winners and in particular stakes-winners is what makes a successful stallion, but from the point of view of a racehorse owner, they want not just a horse that can win a race, but a horse that can front up and compete successfully all season, so we’ve had a closer look at our leading sires for 2018/2019 to find those that deliver toughness and trainability as well as winners.

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