Tommy Berry shares a special moment when he finished second in Winx’s last race

Tommy Berry shares a special moment when he finished second in Winx’s last race

Was such  a pleasure  hearing  from Tommy Berry tonight on Sky’s Racing Dreams about Winx’s last race.

Tommy said, “In the Queen Elizabeth there was a special time when we just came out of the back straight. I didn’t realise Winx was outside me and as she started to loom up coming to the half mile there, I looked over and saw it was her, and I think I looked over three or four times after that. I was just in awe of her. She was so relaxed and calm and she was in such a beautiful rhythm.
Huey said something to me like, “how we looking”?  and I said, yeah I think you’re pretty good. And next minute he was off and gone. That’s the moment I’ll never forget.


Heart Thoroughbreds had a fantastic result at the Magic Millions sales in January, securing two high-quality fillies. After buying colts at the last three sales, we decided it was time to broaden the stable with some girls. Prices were through the roof so it took a lot of shoe leather and a few blisters but we found them and couldn’t be happier. A graceful, strong Kermadec filly will go to Richard Freedman’s stable at Rosehill and a striking chestnut speed machine by Choisir will go to Luke Hilton at Gosford.

Choisir/Falqueen ’17

To be trained by Luke Hilton.

Luke and bloodstock expert Hinnerk Hueppe from Hannover Lodge inspected hundreds and hundreds of horses at the Magic Millions and sent Heart Thoroughbreds a simple text: “Go see 961.” So I went and saw lot 961 and was at first left stunned by her magnificent Chestnut appearance – then her walk and attitude.

It was a no brainer to try and buy her. Vet Allan Frogley confirmed her x-rays were spot on and she ticked all the boxes. We were delighted to secure her from Mane Lodge at Sutton and the Breeder insisted on staying in the ownership – so her new owners will join to very people who bred her.

The sire 

Choisir needs no introduction as a super sire who’s done the business year after year. Our girl is a very typical Choisir. He won the VRC Lightning himself, as well as the Linlithgow beating Falvelon and he won twice at Royal Ascot. He has thrown stakes winner after stakes winner. He goes back along the magnificent Danehill line.

The dam

Falqueen has been a ripper in the barn. By Falbrav, she was a winner herself and has now had five horses to the races for five winners. A 100% record. They include Nikof (by Nicconi), which won a TAB Highway, and our filly’s full sister For Me Dad, which won five times and was desperately unlucky several other times, including when she was third in the Wellington Boot, narrowly missing a start in the Golden Slipper.

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To be trained by Richard Freedman.

“Now, this is the best horse we’ve seen all day.” These were the words of Richard Freedman two minutes after we pulled lot 1080 out of her box. The words of vet Dave Garth of Sydney Equine Practice were straight forward: “Buy the filly.”