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Horse Detail

Name: Oh So Quiet

Gender: Horse

Sire: Octagonal

Dam: Muffle

Trainer: Tony Gollan

Foal Date: 12/11/2012



* Your last chance to buy a son of popular champion Octagonal, after he was recently retired from stud.

* Part of the most notable staying lineage in Australasia, including Eight Carat, Zabeel and Sir Tristram.

* Out of a Quest for Fame mare in Muffle, who has had six foals to race – all winners.

* A strong staying type, eligible for both QTIS (Qld) and BOBS (NSW) bonus prize money.

* To be trained by Tony Gollan at Eagle Farm, Brisbane and managed by Adrenaline Thoroughbreds (fixed monthly fees, frequent communication, and owner focus)

Octagonal needs no introduction to fans of Australian racing, and this could be your last chance to a buy a son of the champion racehorse, after he was recently retired from stud. Octagonal was Australian Champion two-year-old and Australian Horse of the Year at age three. He was the winner of ten Group 1 races and earned over $5.8 million in prize money. Octagonal sired four Group 1 winners, including Lonhro, as well as 24 other stakes winners such as Hosannah, Boreale and Star of Octagonal. He won many fans because he had heart – Octagonal would always find the line to edge out his competition, often by hearts-in-mouth margins.

Octagonal’s breeding is impeccable – he is part of the most notable staying lineage in Australasia, and he and his close relatives are household names to many Australians. Octagonal’s dam, Eight Carat, is the greatest Southern Hemisphere broodmare bar none. She produced five Group 1 winners (Octagonal, Kaapstad, Mouawad, Diamond Lover and Our Marquise ) and is the matriarch of a star-studded dynasty that includes racing greats like Commands, Danewin, Tristalove, Viscount, Viking Ruler, Kempinsky and Don Eduardo. Octagonal’s sire is Zabeel (by Sir Tristram), who is the patriarch of staying horses in Australasia. Octagonal is arguably the best of Zabeel’s progeny, and Adrenaline Thoroughbred Syndications are very excited to have an Octagonal colt in their stable.

NOT ENOUGH? This yearling’s dam, Muffle, has had six foals to race, all of them winners. Three of her offspring have shown stakes quality. Scarf was a stakes winning three-quarter brother to this colt (by Lonhro), and Stifle is a full brother and a promising racehorse whose career was cut short by injury after winning four races. Another half-brother, Silent Saga (Real Saga x Muffle), is now coming to prominence. He finished just 1.6 lengths behind Surge Ahead in the Listed Connoisseur Stakes (1800m). Surge Ahead went on to finish 1.9 lengths behind Shamus Award in the Australian Guineas (Gr.1), pointing to the credentials of Silent Saga, and Clinton McDonald’s stable has a very high opinion of his prospects over middle distances.

This colt is a big, nicely balanced horse who has further scope for growth and shows the potential to deliver on the staying bloodlines in his pedigree. He has the longer barrelled chest of a staying horse. The angle of his shoulder will provide cushioning and suspension while his long strong forearm and shorter cannons provide length of stride. His heart rate is strong and measured, which indicates the temperament and physiology required to be a top racehorse. He is a late foal – born in November – and could otherwise have qualified for the Magic Millions Premier sale in January based on pedigree and type. He’s eligible for both QTIS (Qld) and BOBS (NSW) bonus prize money.

The syndicate and colt’s career will be managed by Adrenaline Thoroughbreds.

Trainer Detail

Tony Gollan is one of Brisbane’s rising racehorse training talents. He’s achieved more than 400 wins in his emerging career including stakes wins with stable stars TEMPLE OF BOOM (Group 1 winner with over $1.3 million prize money), SPIRIT OF BOOM (Group 1 winner with over $1.8 million prize money) and LISTEN SON (more than $600 thousand prize money). Tony brings the knowledge of generations to his training practices. He learned from his father, thoroughbred trainer Darryl Gollan, and was mentored by the late JJ Atkins (Australian Racing Hall of Fame trainer).

Originally from Toowoomba, Tony relocated his Darling Downs stable to Eagle Farm in 2012 and industry insiders are in no doubt of his advanced training capabilities and potential. Radio TAB thoroughbred caller David Fowler tips Tony to be “the next big thing in Queensland racing”.

Veteran racing journalist Bart Sinclair says, “Rarely have I been so confident about a young trainer rising through the ranks to stake a claim as a leader in his chosen career”

Tony’s recent training achievements include:-

• Winning the Dommben 10,000 and William Reid Stakes (G1) with SPIRIT OF BOOM this season
• Winning the AJC Galaxy (G1) with TEMPLE OF BOOM in 2012.
• Running second in the 2013 Silver Slipper (G2) with exciting 2-year-old Whisky Allround.
• Consistently earning QTIS racing bonuses with high-performing Queensland sprinters (including Whiskey Allround, Global Dream and Vienna Queen and Vienna Royale).

Adrenaline Thoroughbred Syndications have been impressed by Tony’s detailed knowledge of his horses and their competitors, his candid performance appraisals, and his generosity towards owners.

In just his first year training on track at Eagle Farm, Tony Gollan placed fourth in the Queensland Metropolitan Trainers Premiership in 2012-13.