Raheen and Cornerstone combine for charity

Queensland’s Raheen Stud and South Australia’s Cornerstone Stud may be over 1,800km apart but they have joined forces to support a cause outside the realms of the thoroughbred world.

Earlier in the year, Cornerstone Stud sponsored a mares’ race at the Echuca Cup carnival.  The winning connections also received a free service to Cornerstone’s Blue Diamond winner Reaan.

The winner was Raheen Stud’s Exquisite Art, a beautifully bred mare by Redoute’s Choice out of G1 winning filly Victory Vein.

The Peter Moody trained mare is likely to race on this season so Raheen owner Basil Nolan approached Cornerstone’s Sam Hayes about donating his winning service to charity.

After a few minutes on the phone, Basil and Sam realised they both had close family members that volunteered for the School Of St. Jude, a charity funded school started by Australian Gemma Sisia.

It provides a free and quality education to 1,500 of the poorest African children of Arusha in Tanzania.

Basil and Sam have agreed that the very first Reaan nomination sold in September would be donated to this great cause.  

Reaan stands for an advertised fee of $9,900 (inc gst) and looks set to cover his largest book of mares to date, on the back of some outstanding first crop of foals born in 2010.

A winner of the G1 Blue Diamond stakes defeating All American, Reaan is a son of Cornerstone resident Hussonet out of G2 Moonee Valley Oaks winner Ribe (Danehill).

To learn more about the School Of St. Jude visit:  www.schoolofstjude.co.tz