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Horse Detail

Name: Shelby Apples

Gender: Filly

Sire: Charge Forward

Dam: Shelbey (Retired)

Trainer: Richard Jolly

Foal Date: 21/9/2010



Charge Forward is a young sire that Richard Jolly has a lot of time for. With two fillies under his care that Jolly has a nice opinion of he was not going to let the daughter of Shelbey walk out of the Inglis auction ring without having a bid on her, and, when the auctioneer’s gavel fell and Peter Heagney uttered the words “sold to the South Australian stable of Richard Jolly”, was he able to sigh a breathe of relief.

Jolly, feels he brought well, recalling, “she ticket all the criteria ‘boxes’ that I find works for me and I was more than happy to sign the sales docket.”

“I have a lovely filly in the stable named Draw Forward, by the same sire, and she has won three races already and has nice ability.

“I think this filly, has a similar physique and will offer any potential clients some nice residual too as she is free of Danehill, and, Northern Dancer in her tabulated pedigree…and the page has plenty of depth to it as well,” Jolly said.

A nice filly, with the right physique, great rear-end, for a reasonable price especially when other fillies by the young sire had sold earlier in the sale for $200,000 and $120,000 and although Jolly had to wait to near the end of the famous Easter Yearling sale at the Newmarket sales complex Jolly was happy.

Only 11 years-old Charge Forward, is proving to be a good source of racehorses along with two winners at the highest level in Headway and Response on his ‘cv’.

Coincidentally, both are fillies, another reason, why Jolly wanted to look at Charge Forward’s fillies at the sale.

Charge Forward is the sire of seven stakes winners and nine stakes placegetters, and, has 106 individual winners from 188 starters, that’s a starter to winner ratio of 56.4%.

In the last week of September, Charge Forward’s daughter Urban Groove (ex Morton by Flying Spur) claimed the Listed Reginald Allen Quality (1200m) at just her second career start and kept a perfect winning record intact. Another daughter, Cavalry Rose (ex Alberton Rose by Danske) finished fourth in that race.

The following day, Balaclava Lady (ex Deep in the Woods by Danewin), broke her maiden status in the hotly contested MRC TMB Printing Handicap (1400m).

NOT ENOUGH? A winner at two, Shelbey is a half-sister to the very good galloper Barkada (by Spectrum) winner of the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes. Since being retired to stud Shelbey has produced two live foals this filly and Allbeit (by Way of Light).

Allbeit (by Way of Light) has given his connections many thrills clocking up eight wins.

Shelby has an impressive bottom half to her pedigree page with the Group 1 winner Strawberry Fair (by Whiskey Road) appearing as the great grandam, who in-turn is the dam of the South African Scottsville Oaks winner, Taineberry (by Centaine).

Trainer Detail

From the prominent Jolly racing family in Adelaide, Richard learned much of his trade from his father Peter. Richard is a popular and well-respected member of the racing community in South Australia, where he is currently the President of the South Australian Trainers’ Association, and has made his mark on racing in the state with an excellent strike rate.

Starting his jockey apprenticeship at the age of 14, Richard was awarded the leading apprentice title at the conclusion of the 1988-89 season, and followed that performance up when runner-up the following season.

Richard enjoyed a distinguished career in South Australia as one of Adelaide’s very good riders for another 14-plus years, during that time riding more than 800 winners. As a rider Richard collected the trophy of the Group 1 Perth Cup when riding Saratov to victory.

Richard was always considered as one of South Australia’s top riders and was duly rewarded with a ride in the Melbourne Cup.

Richard, began training in August, 2000 after retiring from his career in the saddle due to weight issues. Since, embarking on his new career Richard has had a great deal of success finishing consistently in the top group of trainers from year to year, in South Australia, an achievement he’s proud of as the ‘training side of things’ is very competitive.

Richard, still rides, working his horses each morning, something the highly successful John Size does in Hong Kong. From this Jolly can derive much more information about each horse he has under his care, which in turn is a huge benefit to his owners’. Giving the stable an advantage over other his rivals, and reports back on a horse’s progress, to each group giving them a unique insight.

Richard has a team of 30 horses in full work at any one time and his stables are within a furlong of the Morphettville race track.