Sire: Better Than Ready
Dam: Exciting Doll
Trainer: Tony Gollan
Foal Date: 28/08/2017
TEAM THOROUGHBREDS EXCITED WITH THIS DOLL.
By an exciting young sire out of a proven producer
Team Thoroughbreds sought assistance from renown bloodstock agent, John Foote when looking to secure their first offering for 2019. This filly is by first season sire Better Than Ready (by More Than Ready) a young horse that’s doing a great job sitting second on Australia’s 2018-19 Leading First Crop Sires of Season list and heads the Leading First-crop Sire by Winners list with 21 individual winners with three stakes winners to the horse’s credit including The Odyssey (2018 BRC Phelan Ready Stakes); Better Reflection (2018 BRC Calaway Gal Stakes) and Jagged Edge (2019 BRC Dalrello Stakes) as of mid-July.
This first book of gallopers were all conceived off a reasonable service fee which in-turn has provided connections with great value when securing the young horses progeny. The stud manager has triumphed as the four-time Listed winner has kicked off the new career in the same manner as another Queensland counterpart Spirit of Boom (by Sequalo) did last season when claiming Australia’s Leading First-crop Sire by Winners (18).
Breeders have sent upwards of 130 mares in the first three seasons with the horses book rocketing past 230 last spring. Those numbers ensure Better Than Ready has a strong claim to claim Queensland’s Leading First Seasons Sire and remains ahead of the NSW based Rubick 15 individual winners from 214 coverings & a service fee of $17,600.00 (inc. GST) with only two weeks to run until seasons end.
This filly is out of Exciting Doll in-turn out of the stakes placed Nassi Doll a winner of six-races and more than $114,000. A winner of four races Exciting Doll won over distances that ranged from 1100 m. to 1650 m. placing another nine times from a 21-starts before connections sent her to stud in 2015.
NOT ENOUGH? Nassi Doll is the dam of eight foals, seven are winners including the stakes placed Teronado (by Testa Rossa) a winner of four races along with Don Vito (by Reenact) six wins.
Better Than Ready was trained in Queensland and won eight races, placed three-times earning more than $400,000 for his connections. Winner of the Listed ATC Brian Cowley Stakes (1200 m.) in the spring of 2012 at the bay/brown’s sixth career start the horse went on to win the BRC Falvelon Stakes (1200 m.) and Mick Dittman Plate (1000 m.) in the autumn of 2013 then the Keith Noud Stakes (1200 m.) the following spring. Better Than Ready’s career spanned 16-starts with the horse finishing third in the Group 1 BRC BTC Cup (1200 m.) and fourth in the Group 2 MRC Rubiton Stakes behind champion sprinter Lankan Rupee at the horses last start in 2014 at Caulfield.
Once the Horse Racing Syndicate has been formed the new partnership will be managed by Authorised Representative Team Thoroughbreds.
Tony Gollan cemented his place in Queensland racing history at the conclusion of the 2014-15 racing season when he broke Bruce McLachlan’s long standing record of 78 metropolitan wins.
In celebrating that milestone, Gollan acknowledged the journey he had travelled since reviving his training career in 2003. His second premiership followed a break-through season and ably assisted by the Group One-winning half-brothers Spirit of Boom (by Sequalo) and Temple of Boom (by Piccolo) however it would be unfair to say Gollan’s march toward the top of his profession was solely down to the “Boom Brothers”.
All up, Gollan trained 95 winners Australia wide during the 2014-15 racing season earning connections more than $4million. With a third trainers’ title firmly in the rear-vision mirror Gollan is now looking to build on the 100-plus winners Australia wide mark that landed him in tenth spot on the Australian Trainers’ Premiership list at the end of the 2015-16 season with Gollan recording a top five finish training 88.5 metropolitan winners.
Tony Gollan is well placed on the Queensland premiership rankings this season, heading the metropolitan premiership with 67 individual winners that have earned connections more than $4million in prize money.
Gollan has begun the 2018-19 racing season in the same manner he finished the last chalking up 107 winners and to the stables credit the season has another four months to run.
Spirit of Boom is clearly the most successful galloper Gollan has trained providing him with successes in the 2014 Group 1 MVRC William Reid Stakes and the BRC Doomben 10,000. While Temple of Boom, also owned by Boom Racing Thoroughbreds, and the oldest of the pair had won the 2012 ATC Galaxy at Randwick after wins at Group 2, Group 3 and Listed level.
While both Booms brothers enhanced Gollan’s reputation, the effort to take Amexed from a maiden win at the Sunshine Coast over 1600 m. to success in the Group 3 BRC Rough Habit Plate (2000 m.) equally focused a bright light on his skill.
As a teenager Gollan was a star Rugby League player in Toowoomba, earning selection in the Queensland U-19 squad and winning a scholarship to play in Sydney. But with a professional football career beckoning he chose horse racing, with his first winner Carbon Shadow at Clifford Park in 1999, and it’s a tribute to his dedication and persistence that followed some 13-years after he had taken the plunge and moved to Brisbane in 2012 to saddle up his first Group-1 winner.
Gollan has once again has approached the new season with that same attitude to keep building on those past results to ensure his rise to the top isn’t a short stay and remains focused to collect a sixth premiership trophy at seasons end.
The share price is inclusive of the breaking-in fee with Jake Capewell along with early education Capewell and Gollan Racing. Team Thoroughbreds bought the filly as a joint venture with Gollan Racing, and have included all transport, agistment costs to ensure cost are paid until October 1st, 2019. Team Thoroughbreds have paid the 2020 Magic Millions race series fee and will pay all of Racing Australia’s Horse Registration costs. The black / brown filly is insured with HQ Insurance until April 4th, 2020 and Team Thoroughbreds will invoice each member of the Horse Racing Syndicate, pro-rata to share-holding, a set monthly fee with the cost to maintain a two percent (2%) share being $74.00 (Inc. GST) per month – that’s less than $20 a week. If you would like a copy of the approved Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) please contact the TTSC or Team Thoroughbreds (AR: 001 272 774). Thank-you.