Sire: Animal Kingdom
Trainer: Luke Hilton
Foal Date: 29/09/2016
HEART THOROUGHBREDS’ LOBSTER COLT
The TTSC’s Authorised Representative Heart Thoroughbreds is thrilled to be offering shares in this two-year-old colt out of Lobster by Animal Kingdom.
Lobster is by a proven sire and is out of the Group 1 SAJC Robert Sangster winner Universal Queen (by Scenic). Now at stud Lobster is the dam of three foals her second an unraced three-year-old named Mornay (by Unencumbered) a brown filly that won a barrier trial at Newcastle (May 23rd). The mares third is named Seacraft (by Starcraft) a winning four-year-old.
Since Lobster was the first foal out of Universal Queen and was by Redoute’s Choice the filly was an attractive yearling prospect. When offered out of the Inglis auction ring in 2013 the brown / bay was knocked down to the bid of Paul Willetts for $100,000.
Redoute’s Choice has a solid reputation being an Australian Champion 3YO Miler (1999- 2000) and as a sire the son of Danehill has been crowned Champion Australian Sire three-times. The bay has begun developing a great reputation as a maternal sire with his daughters producing last seasons Group 1 winners:- VRC Derby winner Ace High (ex Come Sunday); ATC Rosehill Guineas winner D’Argento (ex Fullazz); Australian Derby winner Levendi (ex Lipari) along with Randwick Guineas winner Kementari (ex Yavanna). In addition, his daughters have a strong record with a wide range of sire lines including O’Reilly (Sacred Falls); Northern Meteor (Zoustar); Savabeel (Pasadena Girl) and Choisir (The Mission) among his daughters 10-Group 1 winners.
Statistic’s show when Animal Kingdom has covered mares by Redoute’s Choice, as of mid-June, they have produced seven starters; two stakes placegetters Earth Angel (ex Miss Finland) and Wild Planet (ex Salutations) and as many winners.
Once the Horse Racing Syndicate Partnership has been formed it will be managed by Heart Thoroughbreds (AR 001 264 273)
Racing has been in Luke Hilton’s blood since the day he was born. 34-year-old was drawn to the industry through his grandfather – highly successful former Cowra trainer Viv Miller, who passed away a couple of years ago at the age of 94. Miller became quite the cult hero in his time, bringing horses to Sydney and landing big city wins, including several group races.
As a young boy, Luke became Viv’s shadow before, at 14, taking up his stablehand’s licence and working in with Viv until he finished school.
Almost straight out of high school at Cowra, Hilton trained part-time at Hawkesbury and prepared several winners but, in 2011, took a career diversion to run hotels, while training a little bit on the side. But he was drawn back to the craft full-time and took out his licence again to train out of Hawkesbury.
That was after a stint in Bjorn Baker’s stables. Baker has become a mentor to Luke, helping him to continue his development, his horse craft and with his client base.
With wife Nikki and two-year-old son Hunter, the young family set up at Gosford where he has twelve boxes and is building a formidable team.
He is supported by many loyal owners and is chalking up the winners.
The share price is inclusive of the breaking-in fee with Hannover Lodge, all transport and agistment costs are paid until July 31st, 2018. Heart Thoroughbreds will pay the 2019 Magic Millions race series nomination fee, BOBS bonus scheme fee, due September 1st ; the 2019 ATC Golden Slipper nomination fee along and all of Racing Australia’s Horse Racing Syndicate costs.
The brown colt is insured with Logan Livestock until 4pm June 6th, 2019 and Heart Thoroughbreds have estimated the cost to maintain a two percent (2%) share is approximately $85.00 (Inc. GST) per month – that’s a little under $20 per week.
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