Name: Our Regal Warrior
Dam: Lucky Toss
Trainer: Henry Dwyer
Foal Date: 30/8/2014
REGAL BLOODSTOCK OFFER A COLT BY NICCONI
Regal Bloodstock are offered shares in this three-year-old colt by Nicconi out of the four-time winning mare Lucky Toss (by Dash for Cash).
Lucky Toss is a half-sister to the Group 2 Sandwon Guineas winner and Group 1 MVRC Australia Stakes runner-up, Scenic Warrior (by Brave Warrior) and in-turn out of a sister to Just Now (by Semipalatinsk) a winner of 10-races including the Group 1 AJC Oaks and Group 2 VRC Turnbull Stakes.
Branches of this female family have produced the Group 1 South Australian Derby winner Shiva’s Revenge (by Nassipour), McClintock (by King Cugat) winner of the Group 3 AJC Bill Richie Handicap and the Group 3 MRC H.D.F. McNeil Stakes winner, Fast ‘N’Rocking (by Fastnet Rock).
Regal Bloodstock report the colt has come through his breaking-in phase with ‘flying colours’ and the bay is currently in the stable of the nominated trainer, Henry Dwyer, undergoing a second educational campaign.
NOT ENOUGH? The colts’ sire Nicconi was a ‘silent achiever’ last season with 107 individual winners recorded during the 2015-16 period from 184 runners, that’s a winner to starter ratio of 58.1%, that included four stakes winners and three stakes placegetters.
This colt is the second live foal out of Lucky Toss (by Dash for Cash) the first Tails Up (by Red Dazzler) is yet to race. The mare has produced another colt by MVRC Group 1 William Reid and BRC Doomben 10,000 hero, Spirit of Boom and last spring was covered again by the son of Sequalo.
The maternal sire Dash For Cash daughters have produced 49 starters and of those 32 are winners including three stakes winners Written Dash (ex Dosh Dosh), Super Cash (ex Super Bucks) and Lord Von Costa (ex Cashed Up Lady) with progeny earnings of more than $2.1million.
The colts career will be managed by
Henry Dwyer didn’t follow the conventional path in establishing himself as a trainer, it’s only taken Dwyer four seasons to established himself in the highly competitive Victorian training ranks.
Henry’s passion for the thoroughbred industry became evident from the tender age of eight and it has only strengthened in recent years’ which has bought him into the privileged position of being able to do a job he loves, every day of the week.
Dwyer has established a viable and sustainable business while providing an enjoyable ‘racing’ experience to like-minded individuals. Henry places a lot of weight on honesty, integrity and transparency in all his business and personal dealings, plus Dwyer owns a strong work ethic with a single-minded dedication to succeed.
Dwyer completed his secondary education at Xavier College, before commencing a Bachelor of Commerce/Arts degree at The University of Melbourne and while living on campus at Newman College he identified a part-time job was required to support his studies and begun working in the stables at Flemington, before his classes commenced, building on his lifelong love affair with the thoroughbred.
After graduating from University, Henry moved to Euroa in north-eastern Victoria and spent a year at Ealing Park Stud learning about where the journey begins for thoroughbreds and build on his knowledge base. Henry completed his advanced diploma in Horse Business Management at Marcus Oldham College in Geelong, graduating at a High Distinction level.
Not long after Dwyer was appointed stable foreman for Robert Smerdon working his way up to Assistant trainer for Smerdon, one of the Aquanita group, from his stables at Caulfield, a post Dwyer held for four years.
Dwyer then accepted an offer to move as Assistant trainer to Robert Hickmont private trainer for Lloyd Williams at Macedon Lodge. It was at Macedon Lodge, where Dwyer was exposed to another style of training and he was fortunate enough to be involved in Green Moon’s 2012 Melbourne Cup victory.
That experience whetted Henry’s appetite for an overseas jaunt, so in 2013 he travelled to Dubai, Newmarket, Chantilly, The Curragh, Ballydoyle and Hong Kong. Henry spent time with John Oxx (The Curragh, Ireland) and Criquette Head (Chantilly, France) returning home mid-2013.
In a short space of time, Henry has begun making his mark in the competitive Victorian training market from his stables at Caulfield and in Ballarat.
Dwyer has built on his early success when advising clients to buy Sonntag at a ‘tried racehorse’ sale. Dwyer, was able to get the gelding ‘happy and well’ to win the Listed Sale Cup en-route to his first Group 1 victory in 2014 the Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm during his second season of training.
Dwyer has since saddled-up a second Group 1 winner when Precious Gem (by Econsul) received a first-class ride from Jake Noonan to win the ultra competitive 2016 SAJC Robert Sangster Stakes (wfa 1200m.) in May