The Sir Prancealot Race Series - Season #3 It is with great excitement that we can announce a continuation of the "Sir Prancealot Race Series" into its 3rd Season. Run in conjunction with The Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club the six heats run between September 22nd and December 19th, will culminate with a final race to be
A Guineas Bound 3yo for Valentia Retiring to stud in 2016, the Group 2 winning son of FASTNET ROCK struggled to generate true commercial momentum. However, from a relatively stagnant beginning has flowed a consistent level of racetrack success from his first two crops of racing age. His 1st crop, that are now competing as
Cornerstone Consolidates Roster With Ambidexter relocating to Tasmania Cornerstone Stud is backing Valentia and Sir Prancealot in 2021. Both stallions are proven producers of black type performers with Smokin Val (by Valentia) running a slashing second in the Redelva Stakes on the weekend. This is now Valentia’s second stakes performer from only 17 runners.
"It is often in the darkest skies that we see the bightest stars." For the past 18 months the question of "can we stand continue to stand stallions" at Cornerstone Stud has been repeatedly scrutinised. The costs associated with staffing and advertising a stallion farm are prohibitive unless you can attract the right amount
Another Valentia Filly Dazzles on Debut Jon O'Connor's debutant SMOKIN VAL (by Valentia) produced a dazzling performance at Murray Bridge on Wednesday 26th August. Having her first public outing, SMOKIN VAL hails from Valentia's first crop of foals and duly romped to a 57.3sec facile victory over the 1000m and indoing so, put pay
THE PAELLA, THE HOTPOT & THE GOULASH The history of the Paella is much like the history of the Yorkshire Hotpot or the Hungarian Goulash. It’s a peasant’s meal that utilises local ingredients and leftovers to create a dish that can happily feed a hungry family returning from the fields. The Paella originated from Valencia
2020 Service Fee Announcement Cornerstone Stud has been South Australia’s Premier Stallion Station for nearly two decades and our commitment to the State’s breeders remains strong. Consequently AMBIDEXTER, SIR PRANCEALOT and VALENTIA will have their services fees for 2020 reduced by 25% to encourage local breeders to engage with a history that is steeped in success.
The continuation of racing could have a significant upside for VALENTIA as soon as this Saturday. The Anthony Cummings-trained filly Fayerra contests the G1 Champagne S. this Saturday and was bred at the famous South Australian farm and is by Cornerstone's first year stallion, Valentia. She has proven herself a tough and consistent filly through her 2-year-old campaign,