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Craig Rounsefell

THE thoroughbred industry can be very tough on participants. In fact high-flying entrepreneur Robert Holmes a’Court, who owned numerous notables including 1984 Melbourne Cup winner Black Night, once said, “If you survive in racing you will survive in anything.” Yet, quite remarkably, Boomer Bloodstock, operated by Craig Rounsefell with the support of his American-born wife McCall,…

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Tavago (NZ)

New Zealand-bred and trained gelding Tavago sprang something of a surprise in scoring an easy win in the $2m 2016 Australian Derby-Gr.1 (2400m) at Randwick. The son of Tavistock (NZ) (Montjeu (IRE)) relished the soft conditions on the day to defeat last spring’s VRC Crown Oaks winner Jameka (Myboycharlie (IRE)). In third spot was Tally (Street…

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Foal-Sharing, the Reverse Shuttle and Sires to Watch

Caption: Street Cry (IRE) (Machiavellian-Helen Street by Troy) One of the major tasks for stud managers is to attract the right mares and clients for young, first-season stallions. To fill a young sire’s book requires persistence, salesmanship and a strategy to attract mares with specific bloodlines and hopefully mares with above average performance. Everyone knows how important…

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