Delbridge, Lonhro to Warren.
Colt by Lonhro (ex Costa Complete)
By last seasons' leading sire, Lonhro a champion racehorse that possessed a wonderful turn of foot, and out of an eight-time winner, Costa Complete, shares in this colt are being offered by the TTSC's Authorised Agent, Delbridge Racing.
Delbridge Racing, run by Mark Leo, has been operating for eight years and in that time they have syndicated 26 individual winners.
Leo, proudly boasts that's a winners to horses to race strike-rate of 70%! During the 09/10 racing season, Delbridge horses had a 25% winning strike-rate. More importantly, this seasons' winning strike-rate this running at 17%.
Leo struck gold with his early purchases for Delbridge business and they were Drizzle, Longstreet and Comic Echo and between them they won 21-races between them with Drizzle a dual Magic Millions Stayer's Cup hero.
Another high profile winner for Delbridge was the Group 3 winner Shamoline Warrior, a winner of three of his seven starts with nearly $200k in earnings, and, is now covering mares at Bluegables Stud in New Zealand.
This colt is the first foal from Costa Complete (by Encosta de Lago) who hails from a female family that has produced two winners at the highest level, Strawberry Fair (by Whiskey Road) and Barkada (by Spectrum).
Strawberry Fair won the Group 1 Orlando Wines Classic (registered name: T.A.D. Kennedy Stakes) and is a half-sister to the Listed James H. B. Carr Stakes winner Fiorita (by Turf Ruler). While, Barkada defeated dual Cox Plate winner, Northerly, in the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes at Caulfield.
Not enough? The second half of this season has seen Lonhro's stock clean-up on the track with Pierro claiming a treble of Group 1 victories. Pierro, remains undefeated and the colt has won the Group 2 Silver Slipper, March 3rd, that same day Raspberries won the Group 3 VRC Frances Tressady Stakes at Flemington. Pierro then won the Group 2 Todman Stakes at the end of the month, while, Celts claimed the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes.
During April, Pierro won the Group 1 Golden Slipper, Group 1 Sires' Produce Stakes and the Group 1 Champagne Stakes in a manner that reminded many of his sires' determination ensuring that Pierro will be crowned this seasons champion juvenile.
Raspberries has since added the Listed Scone Cup to her record and Mental strode home a very easy winner of the Group 3 Fred Best Classic at Doomben, May 19.
With, Pinwheel and Beaded lining up in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 Lonhro's season is far from over.
When Lonhro has covered mares by Encosta de Lago, the statistics show three winners from as many named. Two of them have recorded wins in the metropolitan area and they are Siphon (ex Soda Water) and Lonhreign (ex Emlozza).
Based at Mornington, in Victoria, Jason Warren has guided the career of Bel Sprinter, Rythym in Paris, Freeereturn, Viking Turf Bell and Coronation Diva after learning his trade from Lee Freedman. He grew up in Bega riding a pony and began riding trackwork for Frank Cleary in Canberra for some pocket money.
His first job with the thoroughbred was with breeder and former racing administrator Bruce McHugh at Shipton Lodge, when he broke in horses and did some pre-training before he took a job at Victorian stud, Eliza Park.
After a couple of years with Eliza Park, Jason took out a trainers’ license in his own right and started training, pre-training and breaking in horses. Deciding he wanted to further his knowledge of training, he went to work with champion trainer Lee Freedman becoming his foreman during the time that Makybe Diva reigned supreme.
However, it was with Freedman that Warren learnt even more and on Saturday, March 10th, all that training will be put to the test as Warren saddles up Bel Sprinter in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap.
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