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Drumbeats Off To A Great Start At Stud

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Unheralded support from breeders to Drumbeats standing at Lyndhurst has had some impressive figures to expose on the horse's fertility with more than 60 mares covered last month now returning in foal off the first cover.

The next few seasons will be his cheapest as breeders await the progeny to make the track. The sire has been given the best opportunity with some of the most notable broodmares the land has to offer and will surely have winners off to early two year old winning careers.


It was great to see Hidden Dragon's son, Hidden Warrior earn black type at his first start at Randwick last weekend. The promising two year old ran second to the highly rated Pierro in the Listed Breeders Plate. Meanwhile Hide 'n' Seek from Hidden Dragon's first crop was in winning form at the Gold Coast.

Local news was stallion Bagger Vance standing at Riverside Alton Downs produced filly Anjuree for an outstanding fourth in the Cisco Plate at Eagle Farm in the first two year olds to race this year in town.

She was sold through the Central Queensland Sales bringing $16,000 on behalf of Kenmore Lodge, owned and run by Cameron and Kelly Bond.

Kelly is local trainer John Pointon's daughter who has been buying and breeding horses since she was 14 years old and is a chip off the old block.

What might be significant is, apart from early notice that she is to be a force for the Capricorn Sales race, she is another filly out of a Northern Dancer breed mare to be produced by this cross by Bagger Vance the best and other is Aspiran.

A Hidden Dragon filly La Bella Mor last week won the Palendra Stakes for two-year-olds in Townsville the first race for the season. In fact four Hidden Dragons started in the race and all finished in the top six placings.

In Rockhampton, a Hidden Dragon filly Hidden Prayer runs the fastest time of the morning at the trials leading up to the Breeders Plate at the end of October.

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