Group 1 Success in Australia

In the racing sphere Dermot’s horse Aclaim won first time out at Kempton, taking it up a furlong out there was plenty of positives to take away for next season. Dermot also owns her Dam Aris and her foal by Dawn Approach sold for €125,000 at the Goffs Foal Sales in late November.

The highlight of the period was Jameka winning the Group 1 Victoria Oaks at Flemington for owner/breeder Gilgai Farms. Dermot manages the Dam, Mine Game on their behalf and this victory helped to ensure another great year for Gilgai Farms who were once again crowned Champion Breeder.

Jameka, daughter of Mine Game, Winning the Victoria Oaks

On the bloodstock side, Dermot purchased a number of foals at the sales with more to follow in the New Year. The final nominations for our mares are also being finalised with Dermot having bought Tantalising by Sadlers Wells, who we have high hopes for.

Farrington Bloodstock consigned a number of mares at the Tattersalls Mare Sales, including Group 2 winner The Miniver Rose, who was in foal to Kingman. She sold for 270,000 Guineas to Rabbah Bloodstock, we wish them every success with her progeny. The rest of the consignment included Deire Na Sli, Angus Newz and Fligaz with total of over 400,000 guineas.

In the New Year Dermot will be at the Magic Millions sales on the Gold Coast and shuttling back to Australia throughout their sales season.

Happy New Year.