GOLDEN PASSORT returned from a spell and delivered for our team with a maiden win.
Caught in a tough battle to the line, he came away with the win by a neck over Highland Cathedral (who since has won by nine lengths), gapping the rest of the field by three and a half lengths
He has been competitve and without luck since his win, placing in both races since, only missing by a length on each occasion.
Golden Passport is getting better with each start and we look forward to whats ahead.
Argentia is setting her sites on Group Glory in Spring.
Settling into her new home with Joe Pride, Argentia has been competitve in three group starts to date.
After an unluck second in the Group 3 Show County two starts back, Argentia was run down late on the weekend in the Group 2 Theo Marks.
With other targets this Spring - we wish her connections the best as they chase further Group Glory.
COINCIDE redeems himself second-up and leads throughout in true Hyeronimus, Waterhouse/Bott
It's a great pleasure watching the happy faces of our owners as they celebrate and this half-brother to Converge has plenty more wins in store.
Kodiak was a 20212 Easter Yearling Sale graduate sold for $320k
Koga Ninja scores on a big day for Morgan.
Koga Ninja broke his maiden at Tamworth today, the first of 6 winners for Cody Morgan on the day.
He has been knocking on the door of late, and got the job done today at Tamworth.
Another Evergreen Graduate, sold at the 2021 Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $40k to Australian Bloodstock.
Kodiak made it back to back wins for Freedman Racing with a dominant win carrying 61.5kg.
Leading most of the way, he had them off the bit in the straight. The win improves his race record to 7:2-5-0, having strung 5 straight seconds before his latest two wins.
Kodiak was a 2021 Magic Millions National Sale sold for $50k
Stonecoat returned from a break with a first up City Win.
With Stonecoat looking beaten at the line, before he fought back up on the line under a power-packed ride from Adam Hyeronimus He's now won 4 of 8 his starts and he's every owner's dream.
Another Evergreen Graduate, sold at the 2021 Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $475k
After graduating from Evergreen Stud at the 2022 Classic Yearling Sales, Cheveron has had a big start to his career so far.
While has is still a Maiden he has contested some big races to date, none more so then tomorrows Gr2 Sires at Eagle Farm.
He heads to Eagle Farm off a career best last start where he just missed going down by a head in the Inglis 2yo challenge.
Magic Phoenix returns to form at Happy Valley, taking ou the C3 Snapdragon handicap.
After a long spell, he has been close without winning in his first two starts from the break
With some race fitness on his side, he held off the late finishes to score by 0.2 lengths
Another Evergreen Graduate Copartner Ambition also was prominent in the race, 1.5 lengths 4th.
Evergreen graduates filled the winning circle this week with Democracy Manifest returning from a spell to come out on top in the last race of the Sydney Autumn carnival.
Divine Sinner broke her maiden 2 days later at start number 4, storming over his rivals at Scone for Team Crockett.
The Waterhouse-Bott team had 2yo filly Oz Empress collecting the win at Warwick farm with a strong front running display
What a feeling
"Thats the Spot"
Weekends at Evergreen Stud Farm
Gai and Adrian won the Group 3 Black Opal with a first up start for Autumn Ballet in dominating fashion.
Autumn Ballet was pre-trained here at Evergreen Stud Farm.
Fresh of a 4.8L win second up at Kembla Grange, This Years headed to the Group 3 Black Opal and finished second behind stablemate Autumn Ballet.
This Years was pre-trained at Evergreen Stud.
Gai and Adrian look to have a handy early 2 year in Coincide. Having had 2 runs last year for a second and now a first up third, Coincide has likely bigger targets in the Autumn.
Coincide was our another one of our graduates from the 2022 Australian Easter Yearling Sale for $320,000.
Coincide is an Invader colt, our of a Shamardal mare, Conversely.
The Magic Millions Sales are over, with greats results for the team, selling 5 of the 6 lots over the reserve at auction. Having just missed the reserve for Lot 170, we are confident he will find an owner soon.
Lot 170 - I am Invincible x Mysterious Light Colt - Make an Offer
Lot 617 - Dundell x Apicius Colt - $130k
Pictured - Snitzel x Swing Dance Colt
The Magic Millions sales are here - check out Evergreens Catalogue below
Pictured - I am Invincible x Mysterious Light Colt
Quasimoto is the Magic Millions bargain basement buy which is owned by "bushies" and is poised to take down the million dollar equine babies.
It would be the fairytale story of Gold Coast Magic Millions time if Dubbo trainer Clint Lundholm, a former jockey, could qualify the $46,000 buy to tangle with the big guns in the $2m Gold Coast Magic Millions Classic on January 14.
Quasimoto put the writing on the wall he could be a serious Magic Millions force when flashing home from last to run second behind the smart Team Snowden colt Sovereign Fund in the Wyong 2YO Classic in mid December.
Quasimoto was a graduate from last years Magic Millions sale, from Evergreen Stud for $46,000.
Democracy Manifest has accumulated quite the race record and cult following over his short career.
Improving his record to 13:5-4-1 and over $263k in prizemoney. After just missing in his last three starts, he broke through for a City win on the 10th December, coming from the back of the field to storm past his rivals and salute by 1.2L.
Another successful graduate from Evergreen Stud Farm
As 2022 draws to a close, the sales season is about to begin, with the Magic Millions on the Gold Coast kicking off on the 10th January.
From all of us at Evergreen, we wish everyone a Merry and Safe Christmas and look forward to seeing you at the sales in the new year
Mother Nature has certainly made an impact on us this year but then we get to see her true beauty once again watching these little guys playing at the farm ~ it’s an exciting season!
MUSSENPHERE headed to Muswellbrook over the 1280m with the talented Exosphere mare exploding past the field with an electric turn of foot from the back half of the field.
Mussenphere was a Evergreen Stud Graduate of the 2019 Easter Yearling Sale, sold to Blueblood Thoroughbreds for $150k
Democracy Manifest is building quite the reputation both on and off the track and it was great to see him return a winner this week at Warwick Farm
Converge will be resuming in the Group 2 $250,000 Tramway Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday 3rd September
Converge, among a number of high profile Tulloch Lodge gallopers starting their spring campaigns, is already a dual Group 1 winner and did defeat Godolphin superstar Anamoe in the Randwick Guineas earlier this year.
"What I admire about Converge is that he comes up and performs every preparation, every season,'' Waterhouse.
"He has always been so incredibly straight forward, he's an exciting horse.''
"All seems in good order with Converge,'' Bott said.
"He's first-up and has his main targets a while off so there is good improvement to come.
"But he usually races well fresh although he is better second and third-up from a spell.''
Bott confirmed Converge's main aims this spring are the $1.5 million Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick on October 1 and the $10m Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on October 29.
With winter coming to an end, and spring fast approaching, our Farm is starting to light up and we look forward to welcoming our new foals in the coming months.
With the dates for sales for next year announced we look forward to the first 3 to kick off the year.
Check Back in here closer to the sales to see our available lots
Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sales - 10-16 January 2023
Inglias Classic Yearling Sales - 12-14 February 2023
Inglis Premier Yearling Sales - 5-7 March 2023
Stonecoat broke his maiden at his first attempt at Scone. This impressive son of Pierro looks to be going places under the guidance of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.
Stonecoat is a Bay Gelding out of Pierro x Princess Mia
He is a 2021 Magic Millions Yearling Sale graduate where he was sold for $475,000.
Our final yearlings for the season went under the hammer at Gold Coast in the National Yearling Sale.
Twelve of the fifteen lots that went to sale, met the reserve, with LOT 1569 topping our sale.
A filly, by Lean Mean Machine x Bound to Blush fetched 85k.
Matlock was a very convincing winner at Hawkesbury first up winning easily by just under 4 lengths.
Matlock is a Bay Colt out of Kermadec x Legal Consent.
Matlock was offered for Sale in the 2020 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and after missing reserve we decided to race him ourselves. This improves his race record to 3:1-0-1
Exempt followed Matlocks win at Ipswich to make it 2 winners in 3 days.
Frankel fever reached the Gold Coast on Friday at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, with two colts by the champion Juddmonte stallion selling for a combined A$1.21 million - and both will be retained to race rather than be reoffered for sale as yearlings.
The most expensive of those was the son of 2012 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Nechita, who was bought by Evergreen Stud’s Tony Bott.
“Whether lightning will strike twice, who knows, but they’ve got another ticket in the lottery. He’s been bought to race unless circumstances change but at this stage he was purchased to race and, with a pedigree like that, if he could win a few races, he’s got some upside as a potential stallion prospect at a later date."
Looking forward to Magic Millions Broodmare Sale tomorrow kicking off at 10am selling this quality selection
1). Lot 525 A winning daughter of sire of the moment SO YOU THINK. She is Daddy’s girl.
2). Lot 576 A multiple winner that is from the family of LIGHTSABER & FASTNET ROCK.
3). Lot 627 with racing upside and from the family of RAILINGS, EMANCIPATION & VIRAGE DE FORTUNE this flashy mare will turn heads.
4). Lot 628 This talented Gr.3 winner is fast and was early and her pedigree just continues to improve with her 1/2 brother RESIDUE now Stakes Placed with more racing to come.
5). Lot 651 A multiple winner and a last start winner at Hawkesbury last Thursday. A lovely daughter of DEEP FIELD she is Danehill free.
We are Inglis 2022 HTBA May Yearling Sale ready tomorrow don’t miss out on these excellent opportunities!
Lot 31 - a filly out of the multiple winning and city placed mare BESANT and by consistent sire of winners SUPER ONE. She is the half to 6 x winner of over $220k MARITANA for Julienne Welsh Racing.
Lot 67 - a colt by Cox Plate winner and Gr.1 sire ADELAIDE out of the city winning mare DJEL D’AMOUR who is a half to the 11 x winner of over $335k SOUTHERN SHIMMER for Ross Stitt Racing.
Lot 232 - a filly out of a 1/2 sister to SHE SHAO FLY by the same sire as SEE YOU IN HEAVEN for Richard & Chantelle Racing in DIVINE PROFIT.
Flying Artie had an interesting winner at Warwick Farm on Monday with talented boy from the bush Democracy Manifest winning his first start for new trainer Chris Waller.
With a win and two seconds for previous trainer Kody Nestor at country tracks, connections elected to give the three year-old his chance in the big smoke and it looks like a good decision.
Democracy Manifesto powered clear to win the 1200m Benchmark 64 event by a length and three-quarters and looks well placed to add to his record now the carnival is over.
Bred by Aaron Bott and Newgate Stallions, Democracy Manifest had been passed-in short of his $25,000 reserve at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and then sold the next month on Inglis Digital for $11,000.
Evergreen Stud Farm will consign five lots at the 2022 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, by sires Pierro, Invader, Snitzel, So You Think and I am Invincible.
Lot 34: Bay, Colt Pierro x Abatha
Lot 116: Bay, Colt Invader x Conversley
Lot 121: Bay/Brown, Colt Snitzel x Cougette
Lot 260: Bay, Colt So You Think x Letsdothis
Lot 364: Bay, Filly I am Invincible x Princess Coup
Copartner Ambition was a Evergreen Stud Graduate and is currently a 4yo Gelding Racing in Hong Kong.
Copartner has had 3 wins and 4 placings in 14 starts, and has amassed over 600K in prisemoney.
Copartner Ambition was a 2019 Gold Coast National Yearling Sale Graduate who sold for 140k.
Gai Waterhouse finally won one of the few Sydney Group 1 races to elude her – and it came exactly 30 years to the day she trained her first winner.
Converge, under a brilliant Tim Clark ride, held off a surging Anamoe to win a thrilling $1m Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
It was a special moment in Waterhouse’s celebrated training career as it marked the 30th anniversary of her first starter and winner – Gifted Poet at Hawkesbury on March 5, 1992.
Waterhouse, who co-trains with Adrian Bott, wasn’t at Randwick for the Guineas but cheered Converge from her Southern Highlands property.
Converge is owned and bred by Evergreen Stud Farm
Frankel sired his first Group winner of 2022 when his exciting daughter Argentia captured the Kevin Hayes Stakes on a glitzy card at Caulfield featuring plenty of European interest.
Boasting blue-chip breeding, the Australian-bred chestnut had been viewed as a very fine prospect when beating a field including Black Caviar's daughter Invincible Caviar last June but was found to be lame on her only other start, in the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes at Moonee Valley in September.
For much of this Group 3 event she was unsighted again but Mark Zahra galvanised her from the rear of the field at the top of the straight to deliver a perfectly timed run to pass the favourite Scorched Earth close home and win by a short head.
Argentia is the product of a small but select group of mares that last year's European, British and Irish champion sire covers on southern hemisphere time.
Her dam, Princess Coup, was a distinguished performer in New Zealand who won prizes including her domestic Oaks and performed at the highest level in Australia.
She went on to realise a Magic Millions record price of A$3 million (£1,578,00/€1,885,000) when sold at the National Broodmare Sale at the Gold Coast in 2009.
Although her dam has not been an exceptional producer to date, Argentia made A$670,000 when bought by James Harron on behalf of John Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds from Evergreen Stud Farm at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.
Tony Bott’s boutique Evergreen Stud Farm at Heatherbrae has an excellent record of producing the type of racehorse buyers love. The BTC T.J. Smith-Gr.1 winner Sizzling (Snitzel- Admirelle by General Nediym), who has earnings of $1.3m, was sold off the farm and other graduates include Gr.1 placed, Listed winner Run for Naara (More Than Ready-Kristopher Street (USA) by Kris S), Gr.2 winner Happy Galaxy (Nadeem-Seven Stars by King’s Best (USA)) as well as several Listed winners in the past few.
Evergreen Stud’s yearling manager, Andrew Russell, believes the core reason for these successes is the climate on the farm. “The beauty of this property is that it is basically drought proof, which allows us to feed consistently all year around. This results in consistent growth on our young horses, which of course means they have good solid bones, resulting in long term soundness,” Russell said. “The other key factor is that we have dedicated, experienced staff and because we provide the whole range of bloodstock services, our staff can follow a horse on our property from birth through yearling preparation, breaking in, pre-training and racing agistment.
Then when a client’s horse retires to stud, we continue the cycle with the knowledge and understanding of the horse’s specific needs.”
Evergreen Stud Farm will consign seven lots at the 2022 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, by sires Frosted, Nicconi, Santos, Saxon Warrior, American Pharoah and Spieth.
Lot 171: Grey, Filly Frosted x Pulang Pula
Lot 366: Brown/Black, Colt Nicconi x Albany Crest
Lot 614: Brown, Frosted x Highchap Dancer
Lot 663: Bay, Filly Santos x Latifa
Lot 690: Bay, Colt Saxon Warrior x Musical Mamba
Lot 697: Bay, Filly American Pharoah x Pay Off Now
Lot 792: Bay, Colt Spieth x Great Gal
Evergreen Stud Farm will consign eight lots at the 2022 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, by sires Dundeel, Justify, Squasmosa, Performer, Santos, Star Witness, Divine Prophet and American Pharoah.
Lot 543: Bay, Colt Dundeel x Sophia's Secret
Lot 810: Chestnut, Colt Justify x Black Mamba
Lot 954: Bay, Colt Squamosa x Porcellanus
Lot 1018: Chestnut, Colt Performer x Tiger Cat
Lot 1075: Chestnut, Filly Santos x Bang On
Lot 1120: Bay, Colt Star Witness x Emancipationist
Lot 1151: Bay, Colt Divine Prophet x Hestia
Lot 1217: Bay, Colt American Pharoah x Mysterious Light
Never Been Kissed is chasing the 'Montefilia double'.
Trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott are finalising spring carnival plans for their Group 1-winning three-year-olds with the increasing likelihood Flight Stakes winner Never Been Kissed will back up in the $1 million Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
Adrian Bott is daring to dream after pint-sized European-bred juvenile Converge asserted his racetrack authority in the last 2-year-old group 1 race of the season, the 1,400-mete J J Atkins Plate (G1), a race that has a history of unearthing elite 2-year-olds.
The Hong Kong-owned son of (Frankel ), a horse purchased in utero with hopes of becoming a stallion prospect, landed the AU$1 million J J Atkins, which has been won in the past by the likes of The Autumn Sun, Press Statement, Sizzling , and Darci Brahma .
Converge is the first foal out of the placed European mare Conversely, a daughter of Shamardal who was purchased by Evergreen Park Stud on behalf of Sui from Coolmore Stud in Ireland when in foal to Frankel carrying the J J Atkins Plate winner.
Conversely, who has a rising 2-year-old colt by Churchill and a weanling colt by Invader , is one of seven named foals out of U.S. grade 3 winner Melhor Ainda (Pulpit ).
She is currently in foal to Divine Prophet, but Tony Bott told ANZ Bloodstock News last week that they will look to "mate her up" this year on the back of Converge's success.
Evergreen Stud boasts a very modern Pretraining & Spelling facility for Racehorses.
Our farm comprises of 500acres fronting the hunter river in the lower Hunter offering lush pastures all year round.
Attending all the major Mare, Yearling & Weanling Sale.