Fort Sam Has Camelot Form For Moses
Fort Sam Houston (Dylan Thomas - Statua)
Fort Sam Houston was identified as a potential stayer by Group 1 winning trainer Kevin Moses, after an impressive performance on-debut when third behind subsequent English and Irish Derby winner, Camelot.
Importing Fort Sam Houston into Australia late in 2011, the gelding is now settled in his new surroundings.
Potential clients looking to buy into Fort Sam Houston have the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of competing for some amazing amount of prizemoney, in New South Wales, with recent announcements from the ruling body stating that prizemoney in the country region has been raised by 50% and some as much as 70%. It's not just the country areas with all levels of races being increased generously across the board.
A horse like Fort Sam Houston that has been educated will be ready to go on with a new racing campaign under Moses' guidance this Spring.
By Dylan Thomas, who was also trained by Aidan O’Brien, and is another of Danehill's sons that showed speed as a juvenile when winning on debut. Following that effort up with another win as a 2YO, Dylan Thomas, improved during his classic year to win the Group 2 Irish Derby Trial before finishing third in the Group 1 English Derby behind Sir Percy at Epsom. A month later Dylan Thomas won the Group 1 Irish Derby by three-and-a-half lengths.
Dylan Thomas, closed off his classic season in the Group I Irish Champion Stakes, where he defeated the outstanding Ouija Board, by a neck.
During his four-year-old season, Dylan Thomas, ran at the highest level for the next nine months and won the Group I Prix Ganay at Longchamp, the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Ascot, another Irish Champion Stakes and the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in France.
Dylan Thomas was named Britain’s 2007 Cartier Horse of the Year, ahead of the outstanding quartet, comprising of Manduro, Ramonti, Authorized and Peeping Fawn.
Dylan Thomas also won Cartier's Older Horse Award and was subsequently recognised for those superb efforts by the World Thoroughbred Rankings with a rating of 129.
Dylan Thomas was officially the best older middle-distance horse in the world during 2007.
Out of Lagrion (by Diesis), a mare placed in Ireland, Dylan Thomas is a half-brother to the Group I Newmarket Cheverly Park Stakes winner, Queen’s Logic (by Grand Lodge).
Commencing stud duties down-under in 2008, Dylan Thomas progeny have since made an encouraging start with 28 first southern hemisphere runners with four individual winners and overall earnings of $69,999.00. Leading the way is three-year-old filly, Aeronwy (ex La Pepite by Mr. Prospector), a winner of three from six-career starts todate. Aeronwy, show cased talent when beating the older and more seasoned mares in a 0-89 Handicap over 2000m., at a Moonee Valley meeting held at Flemington, when stretching her neck out to score a half-length win over the $130,000 plus earner in Storm Burst.
In the Northern Hemisphere, Dylan Thomas’s first crop are three-year-olds and have made a good impression this year with Furner's Green (ex Lady Icarus by Rainbow Quest) a winner of the Group 3 2000 Guineas Trial and the dual Listed winner Tannery (ex Danse Grecque by Sadler's Wells).
Not Enough? Fort Sam Houston, is the seventh foal of his dam Statua (by Statoblest) and hails from a female family that produced the multiple Group 1 winner, Makybe Diva (by Desert King).
Other notable horses that hail from this family are, Canford Cliffs (by Tagula) with wins in the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas and Group 1 Royal Ascot St James's Palace Stakes & Queen Anne Stakes. Get Stormy (by Stormy Atlantic) winner of the Grade 1 Churchill Downs Turf Classic Stakes and the Italian Group 1 Derby winner, Sumati (by Warning).
Another branch of the family has produced the full-sisters Gold Lottey and Besame Mucho, both by Encosta de Lago and both Group 3 winners.
Sire: Dylan Thomas
Pedigree: View detailed pedigree supplied by Bloodhound
Foal Date: 10th March 2009
Kevin Moses achieved much during his career in the saddle. But, it's an autumn day in 2008 that culminated his life-time of skills when No Wine No Song strode home in the Group 1 Sydney Cup at Randwick.
That day Moses became the second person in the History of the Sydney Cup, to have ridden and train the winner of the race, and in doing so he joined Jim Munro who had ridden Prince Charles and trained Opulent.
Moses, rode Palace Revolt (by Dedicated Rullah) to victory in 1989 and 19-years later he saddles up No Wine No Song, and at a course that Kevin now calls home, Randwick. No Wine No Song, repaid Moses faith, and, that very first victory at the highest level in his new trade, underlined the skill he had gained during his stint in and out of the saddle. Moses, booted home many winners for the trainer of Palace Revolt, Neville Begg, whom he was apprenticed to and absorbed much from.
Along with No Wine No Song (by Song Of Tara), Moses has saddled up the very good galloper in Allgunadoit (by Haayil) winner of four races that included wins in the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1600m) at Newcastle and the Listed Royal Parma Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill.
The Listed Gosford Cup winner in Bundoran Breeze (by Song of Tara); Rhyno Chaser (by Catcher In The Rye) in the Listed Ballieu Stakes; Tivoli Dancer (by Pins) in the Listed Millie Fox Stakes; Sumac (by More Than Ready) in the Listed Gosford Guineas, Really Flying (by Real Quiet) a winner of the Listed Dark Jewel Stakes at Scone.
Others' that Kevin has saddled up with success are Mr. Unforgettable (by Rubiton) winner of the Listed Winter Handicap, Gloaming Warming (by Agnes World) winner of the Listed Canterbury Classic, James Carr Stakes winner, Stellamac, Deltona (by Commands) winner of the Listed Parramatta Cup and runner in the Albury Cup.
Other's that Moses has guided the career of include Paulini (by Singspiel), winner of rich 2YO Inglis Classic, Kincharm (by Ebony Grosve) runner-up in the Group 3 Qld Champagne Classic and Grand Prix and the Listed Grafton Cup. Another that Moses targeted to the rich Inglis Race Series was All Legal (by Al Maher), to collect a $100,00 Bonus Race and more than $300,000 in prizemoney for his connections. Causeyacan (by Giant's Causeway), won 6 of 16 starts and placed in another two races, with, a collect in the rich Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast.
Blessed with gentle hands Kevin knows what it takes to encourage the very best out of each of his thoroughbreds having spent many years' riding for a wide range of trainers. During his career in the saddle Moses rode for two years in the very competitive Hong Kong environment in the relaxed atmosphere of the Curragh in Ireland where he spent four years', he also rode in, France, Singapore, Japan, Mauritius, Malaysia and New Zealand learning all the time and taking on board comments from some of the finest trainers' in the world.
With the Sydney Cup victory four years' behind him Kevin is now looking to build his reputation and his stable with horses that are capable of winning some the classic races on the Australian calendar.
Moses a hands on trainer, has the support of wife Jenny in the office and around the stables, and both have a genuine love of the animal, and in the ensuing seasons since that landmark day Moses season end tallies have encouraged them to continue to build the stable.
During the 2008-09 season they saddled up 357 runners and they earned $1,848,790 and that was $89,147 shy of the landmark total of $1,937,937. During the 2009-10 season they saddled up 321 runners that went on to earn $1,672,985. In, 2010-11 from just 276 runners the Moses trained thoroughbreds earned $902,700.
*Prices quoted are inclusive of GST.
The TTSC holds an ASIC issued
ACN 112 056 032 | Australian Financial Services Licence No. 288 213.
$5,261* - Per 5% share,
Vendor retaining :2,
Number of Shares : 20
Number for Sale: 18
Fort Sam Houston is named, and, had a three-start campaign under the guidance of Aidan O'Brien prior to his import into Australia. The share price is inclusive of GST, holding costs until August 31st, 2012. Vet Inspection and transport and import duty costs. It also includes payment for Insurance until April 9th, 2013.
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