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Tasmanian bred horses continue to shine

05 / 12 / 2014 Article by: Damian Kawa
Hellova Street (Dean Holland) cruises to an effotrtless win in the $100,000 Kevin Sharkie Newmarket Handicap in Launceston icon Click to enlarge

In the first black type race for season, Tasmanian bred horses once again came to the fore in the Listed $100,000 Kevin Sharkie Newmarket Handicap at Mowbray.

Hellova Street the lightly raced son of ill-fated Armidale sire Helike (Rahy – East of the Moon) could not have been more impressive taking out the race from the gallant Royal Rapture and top mare Isibaeva running home gamely for 3rd.

Hellova Street is the second foal from Secret Savings mare Butter Street, the first being open class sprinter Streetwise Savoire

This is the second year in a row that the Newmarket winner has been sired by an Armidale stud stallion, with 2013 winner Black ‘n” Tough being by Tough Speed. Armidale Stud has a ¾ brother (Lot 15) to Black ‘n” Tough at the 2015 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

Runner-up, Royal Rapture is a graduate of the 2011 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling sale were he was purchased for $16,000. The gelding by Clangalang from the Aliocha mare Florian has had 21 starts for 6 wins and 10 minor placings and $118,000 in prizemoney. Brooklyn Park will present ½ sister (Lot 117) to Royal Rapture by Bushranger at the 2015 Tasmanian Magic Millions Sale.

There were two impressive Tasmanian bred winners at Warrnambool on Thursday. The Clinton McDonald trained Belle Melba was making her race debut and the filly was ultra impressive winning the 1000m maiden at Warrnambool on Thursday by 6 lengths.

Purchased from the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Tasmania’s Aceland Stud Farm for $46,000, Belle Melba is out of the Van Nistelrooy mare Jims Bird, herself a half-sister to the Listed winner Opportunity.

Terry and Karina O’Sullivan who are regular visitors to the Tasmanian sale were successful yet again with a Tasmanian bred horse when Dandy Gent won the 3YO and Up Maiden over 1700m.

Dandy Gent is by Savoire Vivre from the Ladoni mare Gehenna which makes Dandy Gent a full brother to 2014 Horsham Cup winner Happy as Hell. Dandy Gent was a $14,000 purchase from the 2013 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling sale.

Both Belle Melba and Dandy Gent join the likes of The Cleaner, Queenstown, Like a Carousel, Kenjowood, Bunchloch, and Lucks a Fortune in winning races on the mainland in the past 6 months.


For tough, good value horses look no further that the 2015 Tasmanian Magic Millions Sale on Thursday 12 February 2015 at the Inveresk Showground’s Launceston.


For more information contact Tim Brown, or 0401 307 918.