Victorian based Bob and Rosemary Scarborough will disperse their breeding stock at the Magic Millions National Sale starting on May 24.
The Wood Nook Farm owners have catalogued 34 lots for the Gold Coast from their Nagambie nursery which has been responsible for Group 1 winners Final Card, Gallica, Gold Ace, Hit the Roof, Leica Guv, Light Fantastic, Marble Halls, Sleek Chassis and Stella Cadente.
“We are winding up Wood Nook Farm and dispersing our entire bloodstock portfolio and in due course selling the farm,” Bob Scarborough reported. “Rosemary and I have really enjoyed our time at the races and sales over the years and have been lucky to enjoy so much success.
“It’s time for a complete lifestyle change and we plan to travel and spend more time with our six grandchildren who are growing up too quickly.
“We won’t be lost to the racing industry as I will continue on as Chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club and remain dedicated to its future success and growth and will also remain on the Australian Pattern Committee.”
Included in the Wood Nook dispersal are 18 broodmares, 4 race fillies or mares and12 weanlings. The line up includes;
CHEETAH (Tiger Hill) – USA & UK stakes winner served by Zoustar. Her filly foal is by Street Cry.
GAUDEAMUS (Distorted Humor) – Group 2 winner covered by Medaglia d’Oro. Her weanling is by champion Pierro.
LECTRICE (Encosta de Lago) – Group winning half sister to Group 1 winners Leica Guv and Light Fantastic. Her weanling is a colt by Fastnet Rock and she was bred back to the Coolmore Stud champion last year.
OCEAN DREAM (Redoute’s Choice) – City winning half sister to Group 1 winner Marble Halls and the dam of Blue Diamond winner Sleek Chassis. Served by Golden Slipper winner Sebring.
OH GOODNESS ME (Galileo) – Curragh Group winner with a weanling filly by Fastnet Rock and served by him again last year.
ROCHA (Encosta de Lago) – G2 Wakeful Stakes winner and a daughter of Group 1 winner Larrocha. Has a weanling colt by Pierro and covered by Sebring.
SLAPSTICK (Anabaa) – Group winning three quarter sister to Group 1 winner Virage de Fortune and Group 2 winner Avenue. Her weanling is a filly by Fastnet Rock and she was served by Redoute’s Choice.
STARFISH (Redoute’s Choice) – Stakes performed daughter of Group 1 winner Stella Cadente. Dam of this season’s Group performed juvenile Wolf Cry. Her weanling is a colt by Medaglia d’Oro and she was covered by Denman.
The dozen weanlings set to go under the hammer include colts by Fastnet Rock, Helmet, High Chaparral, Medaglia d’Oro and Pierro and fillies by Fastnet Rock, Helmet, Reset and Street Cry.
HIT THE ROOF
A Wood Nook homebred returns to scale after the 2000 Victoria Derby at Flemington