Sire: Super One
Trainer: R & M Freedman
Foal Date: 15/08/2018
HEART THOROUGHBREDS SUPPORT SUPER ONE
Heart buy another yearling filly out of Falqueen
Neil Breen from Heart Thoroughbreds selected this filly at the Inglis Classic sale earlier this year, offered by Mane Lodge, a good size and caught the eye of Michael Freedman who trained the sire, Super One.
Super One was crowned Singapore’s champion 2YO in 2015 when undefeated in four race starts as a juvenile recording wins, the Listed Championship and Golden Horseshoe, both over 1200 m. at Kranji. Returning to Australia the following year Super One went on to win the SAJC Group 3 DC Mckay Stakes (1100 m.) under Daniel Moor to deny Daytona Grey by a length-and-a-half stopping the clock in a slick 1:03.60 in 2016.
Super One began his new career at stud on a fee of $11,000.00 (inc. GST) and the horses’ oldest progeny are due to turn two-years-old August 1st, 2020. By I Am Invincible winner of the SAJC Group 3 DC Mckay Stakes (1100 m.) too and is now a proven sire finishing in the top-10 leading sires at stud by earnings with that horses progeny banking more than $18.3million in the 2018/19 racing season. The horses progeny have won 51 stakes races, which include nine Group 1 winners I Am A Star (10 wins & VRC Myer Classic), Voodoo Lad (13 wins & WATC Winterbottom) and Loving Gaby (3 wins & MVRC Manikato Stakes) along with Brazen Beau (5 wins & VRC Newmarket Hcp.) a young sire with six stakes winners from three crops of foals. By Invincible Spirit a respected sire in Europe that no longer shuttles to Australia that is responsible for 61 Group One winners including Moonlight Cloud a mare that pushed Black Caviar at Royal Ascot in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200 m.) plus a winner of the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest (twice).
Super One is out of the unraced Tails Wins (by Tale of the Cat) in-turn out of a six-time American stakes placegetter from a female line that produced the Newmarket Group 1 July Cup and Royal Ascot Golden Jubilee Stakes winner, Les Arcs.
This filly is the second purchase for Heart Thoroughbreds out of the mare Falqueen a lightly race mare that faced the starter five-times breaking the maiden at the bays’ second start after finishing as runner-up on debut over 1200 m. Falqueen is a proven producer being the dam of eight named foals, six have raced, five of them are winners, with the Heart Thoroughbreds Falreine in training and progressing well.
Not enough? Falqueen is out of the raced American mare Opera Queen in-turn by the 1981 Kentucky Derby winner Pleasant Colony with the female line responsible for Hatoof (by Irish River) winner of the 1992 Thousand Guineas, when ridden by Walter Swinburn for trainer Criquette Head and owner Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Hatoof also won the Champion Stakes and the Beverly D. Stakes before finishing runner-up to Tikkanen (by Cozzene) in the 1994 Breeders’ Cup Turf (2400 m.) and was crowned Champion Turf Female in America and retired to stud with black type success in three countries.
This syndicate will be managed by Neil Breen from Heart Thoroughbreds.
In forming their training partnership in May 2019, Michael and Richard Freedman choose to work together rather than keep opposing each other on the track. The brothers are based in Sydney, and with the approval of Racing New South Wales and the Australian Turf Club they choose to keep utilising their stables at Rosehill and Randwick. Joining forces’ in this manner the brothers offer clients access to established routines, skilled teams who were performing well before the formation of the partnership.
The siblings have proven they work well together and after lots of deliberation both men thought the venture made sense, each has been in the industry for a long time, each has made his-own name as a professional trainer too.
Michael and Richard were part of family owned training business in the 90s’ that is known as one of Australia’s greatest modern-day success stories. In operating out of boxes from Rosehill and Randwick they will look to build a similar model as the family business had with stables at Flemington and Caulfield which worked very well.
They were born into racing at their father’s Hardwicke Stud at Yass in New South Wales where they learnt the fundamentals of horsemanship on the family farm, before the brothers that included Lee and Anthony started training in Sydney in 1983 from a base at Warwick Farm, but found the situation unsuitable to their ambitions, moving to Melbourne and establishing their Brackley Lodge stables at Flemington. Those deeds are now in the record books and include five Melbourne Cups plus a place for brother Lee in the Australian racing Hall of Fame (inducted in 2003).
While the brothers’ careers have taken various turns in the years since the family dominated, neither has lost the ability to train winners.
On formation of the partnership Richard stated a major benefit will be “the ability to take advantage of the economy of scale across the business” potentially halving things like the administration side of the operation.
“It won’t be set in concrete, but the idea is Michael will focus a bit more on the two-year-old’s and I’ll concentrate on the older horses, the middle distance and staying types,” he said.
Both men have their own client base, clients can nominate who they might want their thoroughbred with, as trainer and that will be accommodated. The dual-site operation allows for placement of horses at the venue that best suits each thoroughbreds’ routine and allows each to share the workload that’s required being in the professional environment too.
Each brother has done more than most during their careers Richard has been an administrator, remains a commentator while Michael trained in Singapore was crowned that countries leading trainer in 2012 and continued to finish in the top-five of the premierships over the next seven of the eight seasons. In addition, Michael had a short and successful stint in Hong Kong before family needs called him home to Sydney.
Each brother has a broad clientele of owners and there isn’t much doubt each has acquired knowledge over a lifetime in the business and that will be readily translated into winners. With the formation of the partnership two-months prior to the commencement of the 2019-2020 racing season results for their first full season, at the half-way point vindicate their decision with 31.5 winners and appear within the states’ top-20 trainers with an overall prizemoney tally surpassing $2million. The continued support of public syndicator Heart Thoroughbreds will ensure a steady flow of winners for connections over many seasons into the future.
The share price is inclusive of the Veterinary fees, transport costs from the sale to the spelling property Hanover Lodge along with their breaking-in fee plus five-weeks education. In addition, Heart Thoroughbreds have factored in costs associated with the BOBS bonus scheme, Inglis 2021 Race Series as well as insurance which is paid until 4pm February 11th 2021. Heart Thoroughbreds have also included all of Racing Australia’s Horse Racing Syndicate costs, along with any sundry expenses to ensure the filly is well cared for. All costs are covered and paid until May 31st 2020. Heart Thoroughbreds will manage the Horse Racing Syndicate and will invoice an annual management fee of $220.00 (inc. GST) each year commencing in 2021 with the upkeep costs commencing June 1st 2020. A 2% share will cost approximately $90.00 (inc. GST) per calendar month when the filly is in full training less when having a rest.