Equiano sprinter Blood Moon completed a winning week for leading Irish trainer Ger Lyons on Friday.
Lyons had purchased a colt by Swettenham Stud shuttler Equiano at the Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale before saddling Blood Moon to victory at Dundalk. A short-priced favourite (pictured left), he denied debut winner Well Caught (Zoffany) by a half-length over 1200m.
Equiano colt Strath Burn confirmed his Group 1 credentials with a photo-finish second to Twilight Son in the G1 Sprint Cup (1200m) at Haydock Park on Saturday.
The three year-old son of Swettenham Stud’s top-class shuttler motored home to be denied a short-head in a thrilling renewal of the time-honoured event. The winner needed the line to come in time as Strath Burn swooped down the centre of...
Group 1 winning breeder Rita Smith has been a valued Swettenham Stud client for many years and she has not long relocated from Western Australia to Victoria.
Smith has branded her bloodstock portfolio under the Celestial Thoroughbreds banner and her connection with the Sangster family goes back to the 1990s. As a co-founder of Durham Lodge Stud in WA, she purchased Swettenham stallion Scenic and...
Master Of Design’s trainer David Payne will saddle one of the first runners by Swettenham Stud’s freshman sire this season.
Payne prepares Magic By Design who was forward enough to contest the opening two year-old trial of the season at Randwick on Monday. Her dam Margene (Magic Albert) is a sister to Group 1 winner Albert The Fat (VRC Emirates Stakes).