Sire: Kiss And Make Up
Foal Date: 21/09/2018
TEAM’S COLT A KISS
By Young Stallion – Kiss and Make Up
Team Thoroughbreds selected this colt with the assistance of Grandview Stud’s Michael Grieves from the 2019 Magic Millions National Weanling sale in May. The colt has been growing out at Grieve’s property at Peak Crossing in Queensland and is furnishing into a nice athletic type as expected by Team Thoroughbreds.
A bay, the colt is out of a two-time winner Silencio and is the mares third living foal, having produced two foals that have raced, both have earned connections prizemoney one of them Not A Sound has won three races. The sire, Kiss and Make Up is a young horse that won two races from just three racetrack appearances, one of those wins was in the Group 2 ATC Todman Slipper (1200 m.) when the juvenile defeated subsequent Golden Slipper winner Capitalist by a healthy two-lengths.
Kiss and Make Up is by More Than Ready a stallion that is renowned worldwide and is out of the Group 1 AJC Flight and Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Fashions Afield (by Redoute’s Choice) in-turn the dam of the stakes placed Paris Match (by Street Cry). Fashions Afield earned top-honours at the end of her juvenile season in 2004-05, being the winner of four races, before retiring as a five-year-old with six wins, nine placings and more than $1.9 in prizemoney.
NOT ENOUGH? Silencio retired for breeding duties as a four-year-old and is by Anabaa (by Danzig) a dual Group 1 winner of the July Cup and Prix Maurice de Gheest the horse has been an amazing maternal sire with his daughters producing more than 100 stakes winners. Some of those include the wonderful sprinter Buffering (20 wins & Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic, MVRC Moir (twice), Manikato Stakes, WATC Winterbottom Stakes (twice) & Meydan Al Quoz Sprint); Treve (winner of nine including the Group 1 Longchamp Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (twice)) as well as Hartnell (13 wins including Group 1 VRC Turnbull Stakes, ATC BMW Stakes, Epsom Hcp & MRC Orr Stakes) to name a few.
Once formed this Horse Racing Syndicate will be managed by Terry Robinson from Team Thoroughbreds.
Tony Gollan keeps breaking records the first was when he 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.
At the end of the 2018/19 season Gollan celebrated another milestone when he was crowned the states leading conditioner for a sixth time. Tony acknowledges the journey he has travelled since reviving his training career in 2003.
Gollan collected his second premiership which followed a break-through season where he was 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 last season Gollan trained 136 winners Australia wide earning connections more than $6.3million. Within his home state’s metropolitan area, he finished 36 ahead of his nearest rival.
Now with another trainers’ title firmly in the rear-vision mirror Gollan is looking to build on his success in black-type races after gallopers under his care won eight of those tough races during the 2018/19 season headed by I’m A Rippa in the Group 3 George Moore Stakes, Perudo and Outback Barbie won the Listed Bill Carter and Mode Stakes, respectively, for good measure both are by his former star galloper, Spirit of Boom. Gollan saddled up the Listed Queensland Day Stakes winner Vega One, Coldstone to win the Listed Brisbane Handicap and Prime Minister’s Cup and Most Important collected a 10th career and final victory in the Listed Keith Noud Stakes before being retired at seasons end by connections.
As of mid-December 2019, Gollan is well placed on the Queensland premiership standings heading the metropolitan premiership with a healthy lead of more than 30 saddling up 48-1/2 individual winners which have earned connections more than $2.1million. Australia wide he is a mere 42 winners behind Chris Waller who has chalked up 90.5 winners, and is ahead of James Cummings, Tony & Calvin McEvoy, Peter & Paul Snowden and Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott.
Spirit of Boom is clearly the most successful galloper Gollan has trained as the stallion provided him with successes in the 2014 Group 1 MVRC William Reid Stakes and the BRC Doomben 10,000, while Temple of Boom, the older of the pair 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 premierships equally focus a bright light on his horsemanship skill too.
As a teenager Gollan was a star Rugby League player in Toowoomba, earning selection in the Queensland U-19 squad and won a scholarship to play in Sydney. However, the professional football career lost out when he chose horse racing, with his first winner Carbon Shadow at Clifford Park in 1999. Gollan’s dedication and persistence have rewarded him although it took many years after he took the plunge to move to Brisbane and in 2012 saddle up his first Group-1 winner.
Gollan’s attitude is to keep building on the previous seasons results and it has ensured his rise to the top isn’t a short stay, he remains focused and determined to collect more silverware for the stables’ trophy cabinet.