Racing NSW ease border restrictions between NSW and Victoria
Racing NSW announced yesterday an easing in the border restrictions between NSW and Victoria. The move allows Victorian residents who live within 50km of the border of NSW to attend Racing NSW licensed premises and racecourses, upon provision of a signed declaration that they have not travelled to an area of Victoria outside the border region or an area that is a Covid-19 concern within the previous 21 days.
NSW residents who reside in the border region can travel within the border region (including Victoria) and may also travel outside the border area within NSW to a licensed premises or racecourse upon the provision of the same document. For full details, click here.
By the legendary REDOUTE’S CHOICE, Australia’s preeminent sire of sires
Won the Ming Dynasty H. [G3] at Randwick in his first start as a 3-year-old, a race won by the great stallion LONHRO
Debut 2-year-old winner in his only start at two
Runner-up in the Spring Champion S. [G1] at Randwick by 0.5 length to multiple Group 1-winning filly Yankee Rose, defeating multiple Group 1 winner Prized Icon and three other Group performers
A $725,000 Inglis Easter yearling — the first Spendthrift Australia yearling purchase to become a stakes winner
Out of dual stakes winner & champion New Zealand 2-year-old filly CROSSYOURHEART, from the family of Hong Kong Sprint G1 winner ALL THRILLS TOO and Group winners ADALINE & GOTTA HAVE HEART
Covered a quality book of 84 mares in his first season which included stakes winners STARS TO SHINE, EUPHROSYNE, and DASHITUDE as well as siblings to Group 1 winners GOLD TRAIL, BOBBY’S KITTEN, SMOKIN’ JOEY, ARAPHO MISS, TIE THE KNOT, and LA BELLA DAMA. First foals arrive in 2018
Outstanding crop of first foals in 2018, consistent types full of quality
“I can’t wait to get back to Spendthrift to see how Swear has let down in the off season. He is a quality individual and I am looking forward to seeing his first foals.” — David Phipps, Glenfern Park
“Swear showed us that he was a genuine Group 1 horse in the time that we had him. I just wish we had seen him as an autumn 3-year-old because who knows what he would have achieved.” — John Hawkes, Hawkes Racing
“He just feels like a really good horse. It is like being on a Ferrari.” — Tommy Berry, after winning the Ming Dynasty (Chris Roots, SMH Sept. 3, 2016)