Quirky character Thunder Snow has redeemed himself by running a gallant second in the Group 1 Irish 2,000 Guineas after his performance at the start of the Kentucky Derby, testing jockey Christophe Soumillion’s riding skills in a bucking display.
While the tens of thousands of race goers were ready to see a show when the stalls opened for the Churchill Downs classic, Trainer Saeed bin Suroor did no...
Swettenham Stud’s Americain is now officially up and running after he had his first Australian bred winner with Geegee Blackprince in the Tasmanian Sires’ Produce Stakes over 1400 metres at Launceston.
A homebred for Paul and Elizabeth Geard, they are the breeders and owners of the highly successful breeding and racing operation, Geegees horses in Tasmania.
The time has come for Rebel Dane, the dual Group 1 winning entire to conclude his incredible racing career and begin a new phase as a stallion at Swettenham Stud this spring.
While the team at Swettenham Stud are full of excitement at the arrival of the stunning seven-year-old later this week, it will be a sad day for all at Portelli Racing as they say goodbye to their stable favourite.
They may be worlds apart in distance but the talented galloper, Thunder Snow who will start in the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, and Swettenham’s own golden boy, Trust In A Gust, are closely related through their pedigrees.
Trust In A Gust’s dam, Subtle Breeze is a half sister to Thunder Snow’s grand-dam, Red Slippers by Nureyev. Both being progeny from the outstanding Affirmed mare Morning Devotio...
Following his full sister, Princess De Lune’s, brilliant win on debut at Newbury in the UK, and his impressive first foals having now matured into sort-after weanlings, it is a great time to review the achievements of the stunning dappled grey son of Shamardal.
Puissance De Lune was an Irish-bred, French-imported galloper. A two-time Group 2 winner, and a two-time Group 1 runner up with eight wins,...