Name: Set to Conquer
Sire: Love Conquers All
Dam: Automatic Slim
Trainer: Gerald Ryan
Foal Date: 25/9/2014
LOVE CONQUERS ALL COLT FOR ONTRACK
Ontrack Thoroughbreds purchased this colt out of the Inglis Classic sale ring in February. Selected by Grant Morgan, who was responsible for Brazen Beau the colt is a half-brother to a smart two-year-old last season, Dieters.
Morgan, believes the colt is a forward running type so he is going to send the two-year-old into the stable of Gerald Ryan to be trained.
By Love Conquers All the colt owns a striking resemblance to his sire and is eligible for QTIS bonus prize money and is nominated for the 2017 Group 1 Golden Slipper.
NOT ENOUGH? The dam of the bay colt, Automatic Slim is out of the Group 3 BTC Champagne Classic winner, Dolce Veloce (by Integra) and is a half-sister to Filnova (by Luskin Star) in-turn the dam of the Group 1 Tattersalls Winter Stakes and Group 2 QTC Queensland Guineas and QTC Cup winner, Nova Star (by Iglesia).
Automatic Slim is by Carnegie a prominent broodmare sire with Maurice (winner of 10 races including the Group 1 Yasuda Kinen, Championship Mile in Japan as well as the 2015 Hong Kong Mile). Other Group 1 winners are: Whobegotyou (Group 1 Caulfield Stakes & Caulfield Guineas), Gondokoro (Queensland Oaks), Zabeelionaire (SA Derby) and Kushadasi (SA Derby) are all out of daughters by Carnegie with the horses stakes winners count currently standing at 23 world wide.
The colt will be managed by Grant Morgan from Ontrack Thoroughbreds.
As a jockey, Gerald Ryan was regarded as a thorough professional.
As a trainer it is the same, only more so.
Ryan rode mainly in Victoria where he was stable jockey for the highly-respected Owen Lynch for whom he landed his only Group 1 winner, Bit Of A Skite in the 1980 All Aged Stakes.
But as a trainer Ryan has won some of Australia’s best races, carving out a career characterised by his consistent presence among Sydney’s top 10 trainers.
Ryan’s major victories as a trainer include the Group 1 2014 Lightning Stakes with Snitzerland, 2014 Sires Produce Stakes with Peggy Jean, the 1996 Blue Diamond Stakes with Paint and Hurricane Sky in 1994, Oakleigh Plates with Snitzel, 2006 and Mrs Onassis in 2013, an Australian Derby and an Epsom Handicap with Clangalang in 2003 in addition to the Group 1 Underwood Stakes in 1995 and the Canterbury Guineas with Sharscay in 1995.
Ryan has also claimed Queensland Group 1 Oaks with Mon Mekki in 2002 and a Brisbane Trainers’ premiership, he’s finished in the top five of the Melbourne trainers’ premiership three times and is among the top 10 in Sydney for the current racing season it’s the sixth time he’s been there in the past eight years.
One of Ryan’s greatest credits is his ability to make a stallion, a talent best demonstrated by Snitzel.
After performing with distinction on the track, Snitzel has become one of the hottest stallions in Australia – and Ryan has shown an uncanny skill with the horse’s progeny.
For Ryan training is about getting the best out of what you’ve got through skilful management.
“Placing horses where they can win is a great part of it,” he says.
“Along with education, it’s one of the most important things.”
Results are a recommendation of the Ryan philosophy further recommendation coming from the list of clients, including some of Australia’s most powerful stud farms and influential breeders who have entrusted their horses with Ryan, most notably Victoria’s David Moodie.