M+E client Sir Owen Glenn has had a terrific start to the year with his Australian thoroughbred interests.
A horse being paraded at Glenn Haven Racing complex at Clarendon.
The highlight being his bay gelding Comin’ Through winning the 2000m Group 1 Doomben Cup in Brisbane in May.
Raced in the Go Bloodstock yellow and white silks, the Fastnet Rock/Mica’s Pride son was ridden by Sir Owen’s regular hoop, Kiwi Michael Walker and trained by the in-form Chris Waller.
Comin’ Through’s 2yo full brother, aptly named Sir Owen, showed promising form placing third in his debut race in the 2yo maiden at Warwick Farm on May 30.
Both horses out of the now 19yo Bite the Bullet daughter, Mica’s Pride, herself a Group 3 Stakes winner. She has also produced the four-time Group 1 winning stallion, Criterion, (by Sebring) who stands at Newgate Stud, and Group 2 BTC Cup winner, Varenna Miss, by Redoute’s Choice.
There was also further racing success with 2yo filly Pure Elation from the Peter and Paul Snowden stable winning the Group 2 GM Percy Sykes Stakes over 1200m at Randwick in April.
On the same day Sir Owen (the horse) was racing at Warwick Farm, his Racing Manager Geoff Roan was at the Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast securing Group 2 winner, Heatherly – a 5-year-old Lonhro daughter in foal to Written Tycoon – for $1.6 million, to join his quality broodmare band.
The Go Bloodstock team also had an open day at its Glenn Haven Racing Clarendon stable during the autumn racing carnival to showcase its state-of-the-art pretraining and breaking facility.