Hunter Valley sires dominate Golden Slipper

This Saturday’s G1 Golden Slipper Stakes will be contested by a field comprised entirely of Hunter Valley sired horses this weekend.

“This is testament to the fact that we breed and race the best in the world,” HTBA President Cameron Collins said.  “It showcases the Hunter Valley’s world class thoroughbreds and is a reminder to all lovers of this sport that we have a champion breeding ground in the Hunter Valley that should not be taken for granted and should be protected.”

Hunter Valley studs with runners are;
ARROWFIELD – Not a Single Doubt, Snitzel
COOLMORE – Fastnet Rock, Haradasun, Choisir
DARLEY – Exceed And Excel, Shamardal, Denman, Street Cry
VINERY – Testa Rosa and Mossman
WIDDEN – Lucky Owners, Sebring

“We encourage everyone attending the races this weekend to take a moment to consider that our future hangs in the balance if the Government does not move to protect our breeding grounds in the Hunter Valley,” Collins continued.  “Anglo American’s Drayton South is a significant test case that will ruin our industry and our leading studs if the Government does not act now on its expert’s advice and reject this mine.”


  1. UNENCUMBERED  2c  Testa Rossa – Blizzardly by More Than Ready
  2. JABALI  2c  Exceed And Excel – Balalaika by King Of Kings
  3. GHIBELLINES  2c  Shamardal – Camarilla by Elusive Quality
  4. VALENTIA  2c  Fastnet Rock – Smart Company by Mister C.
  5. CORNROW  2c  Duporth – Baby Corn by Exceed And Excel
  6. LAW  2c  Denman – Lady Cat by Sir Cat
  7. MODOC  2g  Haradasun – Circus Polka by Stravinsky (USA)
  8. RISEN FROM DOUBT  2c  Not A Single Doubt – Coconut Mamma by Fantastic Light
  9. EARTHQUAKE  2f  Exceed And Excel – Cataclysm by Marauding
  10. MOSSFUN  2f  Mossman – Eye For Fun by Snitzel
  11. OAKLEIGH GIRL  2f  Snitzel – Miss Kournikova by Mr. Greeley
  12. ELOPING  2f  Choisir – Runaway Jesse by Rory’s Jester
  13. ALPHA MISS  2f  Lucky Owners – Soiree Girl by Rory’s Jester
  14. BRING ME THE MAID  2f  Sebring – Maid For Me by Belong To Me
  15. MEMORIAL  2f  Street Cry – Mnemosyne by Encosta De Lago
  16. BELIEVE YOURSELF  2f  Sebring – Private by Encosta De Lago
  17. SCRATCH ME LUCKY  2f  Snitzel – Radiant Star by Success Express