'New' Sires at Ridgeview go on Parade for Breeders (TBV)
Aug 15, 2016
Posted August 15, 2016 | Leave a comment
Al Samer at the Ridgeview Park stallion parade
Proven sires Al Samer and Onemorenomore are part of a new-look roster that paraded for the first time at Ridgeview Park on Sunday.
On a sunny day at Muskerry East in central Victoria, there was a good turnout of breeders for the debut of the sires at their new Victorian home.
Stud owners Phil and Fiona Sloane sadly lost Bianconi and Dr Doute’s earlier this year, but their replacements were welcomed by breeders who also inspected incumbent stallions Scintillo, Best Choice and Golden Snake.
Al Samer (Redoute’s Choice) sired Lookatim Go to win the Broome Sprint (1300m) on Saturday. He was bred in Victoria but was sent to WA where he has won 9 races for the Batchelor family and trainer Tom Pike.
Ridgeview Park will stand Al Samer for a $2,200 (inc gst) service fee. He was a Group 3 winner of the Black Opal Stakes and was originally based at Emirates Park in Digger’s Rest before a stint in Queensland.
Mr Chard (G3 VRC Carbine Club), Le Remas (LR MRC John Dillion) & Underestimation (LR VRC Anzac Day) arrived in his early crops as did the Hong Kong winners Tour De Force (John Size), Keen Tactics (Almond Lee), Spicy Sam (David Ferraris), Haymaker (Francis Lui) and Eastern Promise (Peter Ng).
“All his stakes horses have won in Melbourne and those overseas winners were bred in Victoria,” Phil Sloane said. “I don’t know why he left here in the first place.”
Meanwhile, Onemorenomore, who began his career at Patinack Farm, continues to rack up winners having produced 54 winners earning almost $1.7 million last season.
And Ridgeview’s new sire has plenty of promising types expected to perform well in good races over the Spring Carnival.
Nominated for the Group 2 Silver Shadow at Randwick on Saturday is the Scott Singleton 3yo daughter of Onemorenomore, Alluvion. Meanwhile Mick Kent has a good 3yo filly, Om Nom, who is entered for the MRC Thousand Guineas in October. There may also be an appearance during the Carnival of the Group 3 winning & Group 1 performed Onemorezeta trained by Kris Lees.