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Tasmanian Horse of the Year to Cornerstone Stud’s The Inevitable

By |2023-10-17T01:10:16+00:00October 17th, 2023|Cornerstone Stud News, News|

Star Tasmanian gelding The Inevitable (Dundeel-Gift Bouquet, by King's High) has won the 2023 Tasmanian Ladbrokes Horse of the Year award, reports tasracing.com.au. The prestigious prize was announced at the Tasmanian Thoroughbred Awards dinner at the Tailrace Centre in Riverside in front of more than 180 guests. Sold through Cornerstone Stud's Magic Millions Adelaide yearling

Elite International Sire Sir Prancealot Achieves First North American-Bred Winner At Del Mar

By |2023-09-09T03:59:05+00:00August 3rd, 2023|Cornerstone Stud News, News, Sir Prancealot|

Del Mar, California—Lord Prancealot, a 2-year-old colt by the prominent international stallion Sir Prancealot (Ire), etched a spot in history on July 29 as the first North American-bred winner for his sire with a dominant debut in a 10-horse maiden special weight race at Del Mar. Guided by Racing Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux,

Can SA breeding industry bounce back?

By |2023-07-25T08:34:54+00:00July 25th, 2023|Cornerstone Stud News, News, Sir Prancealot|

Prizemoney increases can help stimulate South Australia's shrinking thoroughbred breeding industry, but don't expect an immediate influx of commercial stallions into the state. That's the view of Cornerstone Stud's Sam Pritchard-Gordon, who welcomed the recent announcement by Racing SA that prizemoney across all levels of the sport will be lifted off the back of a

Frankel comes up trumps for Cornerstone

By |2023-05-20T07:58:32+00:00May 20th, 2023|Cornerstone Stud News, News, Sir Prancealot|

The standout Frankel colt is the first foal from the unraced Muhaarar (GB) mare Upside (Ire), a half-sister to dual Group 1 winner Europa Point (Ire) (Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}) and unbeaten 2-year-old turned sire Harbour Watch (Ire) - whose arthritic issues enforced retirement after just five seasons at Tweenhills Stud in the UK. Aptly

Sir Prancealot Filly Caste Makes it Three on the Bounce in Queen Of The South Stakes

By |2023-05-08T00:04:39+00:00May 7th, 2023|Cornerstone Stud News, News, Sir Prancealot|

Last start H C Nitschke Stakes winner Caste continued on an upward curve with an impressive performance in Saturday’s Group II Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) at Morphetttville. Ridden by Michael Dee for Ben and JD Hayes, the 3yo daughter of Sir Prancealot handed Foxy Frida (Foxwedge) a second runner-up finish by a long

It’s In The Blood – Caste

By |2023-04-28T04:30:27+00:00April 27th, 2023|Cornerstone Stud News, News, Sir Prancealot|

Racing and breeding sparkles with stories of twists of fate and happenstance that turn people’s lives. In the late 19th century, a young man named Robert Clyde “RC” Packer, enduring a rotten day at the track in his native Tasmania, found ten shillings on the ground, stuck it on something’s nose at 12-1 – and

Sir Prancealot Filly Caste Captures Nitschke Stakes

By |2023-04-23T06:07:12+00:00April 23rd, 2023|Cornerstone Stud News, News, Sir Prancealot|

Lightly raced filly Caste became the first Australian stakes-winner for Cornerstone Stud shuttler Sir Prancelot (IRE) and his fourteenth worldwide when capturing the Listed H C Nitschke Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville on Saturday. Ridden by Jake Toeroek for Ben and JD Hayes, Caste defeated the fast-finishing favourite Royal Merchant (Merchant Navy) by a short-head with

Cornerstone Stud Stay On Top

By |2023-03-17T03:35:02+00:00March 16th, 2023|Cornerstone Stud News, News, Sir Prancealot|

For the third consecutive year, Cornerstone Stud was the leading vendor by aggregate. The Angaston-based farm finished the two-day sale grossing $1,136,000, after selling 25 yearlings at an average of $45,460. Cornerstone Stud’s General Manager, Sam Pritchard-Gordon, told TDN AusNZ: “Satisfied is probably the right description. We were on or around where we needed to

Cornerstone Stud Make Perfect Start At Classic

By |2023-02-12T22:15:25+00:00February 12th, 2023|News|

South Australian-based nursery Cornerstone Stud were almost instantly repaid for their decision to offer their first draft at that the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale when Craig Rounsefell of Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA), working on behalf of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, purchased a colt by Toronado (Ire) for $420,000. The farm’s General Manager Sam Pritchard-Gordon said

Outstanding Catalogue Unveiled for Adelaide Yearling Sale

By |2023-01-24T04:40:09+00:00January 24th, 2023|Cornerstone Stud News, News|

The bar has risen again and a quality line up of yearlings from across Australasia will converge on Morphettville in March for the 2023 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale. To be held on March 14 and 15 the auction has attracted a catalogue of 468 yearlings from five states as well as New Zealand and