Name: You Go Girl
Sire: Northern Meteor
Trainer: Toby Edmonds
Foal Date: 8/10/2013
AUSTRALASIAN’S METEOR FILLY
Australasian Thoroughbreds, who race the Group 1 JJ Atkins runner-up Sagaronne, chose this filly by Northern Meteor out of the Magic Millions sales ring in January. The principal of Australiasian, Jamie Bourke, is very hopeful the bay will get to the track before Christmas.
Since purchasing the filly Bourke has had the rich-red bay broken-in and he has selected a name for the filly too – You Go Girl. The filly handled the breaking-in process with ease and has since received a short educational preparation by Sagaronne’s trainer, Toby Edmonds.
Edmonds, is pleased with the filly’s progress todate and believes the bay will make it to the track by Christmas. That will help Australasian achieve their goal to have the filly fully qualified to gain a start in the rich juvenile feature held by Magic Millions at the Gold Coast in January.
You Go Girl is an athletic filly out of Acquisito the dam of six foals that have raced, of those, three are winners Hussonite (by Hussonet) and Sebring Magic (by Sebing), both winners of two races, and the other winner is Flying Aquila (by Flying Spur).
Acquisito is a half-sister to two Listed winners La Lagune and Make Me A Miracle while female family has produced many talented gallopers including Savvy Nature (by Savabeel) winner of the Group 2 MVRC Moonee Valley Vase and the Group 3 NJC Spring Stakes. Titanic Jack (by Encosta de Lago) a winner of eight races including the VRC Group 1 Emirates – Cantala Stakes and Sober Suit (by Noalcoholic) winner of eight races including the MRC Group 1 Toorak Handicap.
A bay like her sire Northern Meteor You Go Girl is eligible for the BOBS bonus scheme incentives too.
NOT ENOUGH? Australasian Thoroughbreds believe this filly’s broodmare sire Zeditave (ex Summoned) has proven his worth and owns solid statistics that reveal three Group 1 winners among 33 stakes winners including Sacred Kingdom (a winner of 17 (Hong Kong Sprint twice & Singapore Sprint) & $6million), Reset (an unbeaten racehorse & top class sire) and Set Square (winner of the 2014 VRC Group 1 Oaks). All in all, Zeditave’s daughters have produced 34 stakes placegetters from 1,028 runners and of those 681 are winners. That’s a winner to runner ratio of 66.2% that have earnings of more than $57million (as of 23/9/15).
Jamie Bourke from Australasian Thoroughbreds will manage the career of You Go Girl and the syndicate to ensure all have a grand time.
Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds studied under the best in the business – and the numbers show that he hasn’t let go of anything he learned.
In his formative years, Edmonds worked for trainers like Neville Begg and Peter Snowden, and he’s since operated successfully in situations that were sometimes less than ideal. And season after- season his stable’s performance has improved to the point where last season 2014-15 was his best ever.
The Edmonds Gold Coast stable saddled-up 44 individual winners from 257 runners returning to their owners earnings of $1,493,605. That figure compared to the previous racing year when he trained 55 winners that earned $857,250, his best result with individual winners but not earnings from 15 seasons of training. Edmonds has commenced the new racing season of 2015-16 off in good fashion saddling up nine winners in the very first month banking more than $300,000 for connections.
For Edmonds the success of last season came after a lifetime’s involvement with horses. By his early teens he knew where his future lay and took the opportunity to learn from Begg and later from Snowden.
Edmonds duly took out a licence in 1988, beginning with a team of six at Scone and within a couple of years he’d unearthed a handy colt called Bay Splendid who won three of his first four starts for the trainer went on to another eight victories. Other notables from the early days included Troyvic, Northern Star the prolific country cup winner Chappel Dancer and more recently Conquering Queen who won five in Brisbane.
In 1994 Edmonds moved to the Gold Coast and six years later became the private trainer for Pedrille Thoroughbreds before again moving out on his own at Warwick Farm in 2003 where he trained until 2009. He then took a break from training during which time he became Queensland foreman for Patinack Farm.
His latest stint as a public trainer began in 2011 and the winners have flowed freely ever since.
Among Edmond’s most staunch clients has been the illustrious Segenhoe Stud for whom he trained 24 winners during one 12-month period. Some of his better recent performers to carry the Segenhoe colours, include Breakfast In Bed who has won almost $300,000, Swerve and Our Boy Nicholas, a prolific winner who in January was placed at the Magic Millions Gold Coast meeting.
Edmonds has also developed a reputation for his successful handling of cast-offs, like Our Boy Nicholas and the beautifully bred Ike’s Legacy who was passed on to him by Sydney trainer David Van Dyke.
Edmonds has 37 boxes in his comprehensively equipped stable adjacent to the Gold Coast racetrack.