First Stakes Winner for Reward For Effort

Triple Crown Syndications Gold Symphony toughed out a gritty win in Saturday’s Group III KS Environmental Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield to credit his sire Reward For Effort with his first stakes-winner.

gold symphony courtneyAn easy winner at Mornington when making his career debut at Mornington on July 2, Gold Symphony finished second to the talented Jalan Jalan at Flemington a fortnight later.

Ridden by Glen Boss for champion trainer Peter Moody, Gold Symphony raced wide without cover in a race devoid of any early speed.

Arrowfield Welcome First Foals for Dundeel

Arrowfield's Manager Paul Messara has welcomed the Stud's first two foals by Australian champion Dundeel.

Messara says, "We're delighted with both these foals, they're full of quality and athletic, and offer early evidence that Dundeel is going to be well-suited to the mares we've selected for him."

Dundeel filly from Sharnee Rose
First to arrive was the bay filly from Choice Blend (by Redoute's Choice) a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Bentley Biscuit, from the prolific family of champion sire Thorn Park and Group winners Light Up The World, World Peace and Chivalry.

Another Remarkable Day for Rothesay

rothesay2014 400The amazing late season rally by Glenlogan Park’s first season stallion Rothesay continued on at Doomben, Morphettville and the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Getting the ball rolling was the David Murphy-trained Shotacross The Bow who scored in the Past President's Two Year Old (1640m) to make it three wins from his past four starts.

Given a positive ride by Brad Stewart, Shotacross The Bow took up the lead and was never seriously threatened in defeating Wicked Snippets by one and a half lengths with Honesta three-quarters of a length away in third.

Mare and Stallion write-offs – FAQ

Carrazzo Media Release


Welcome to the new tax year!

Let’s start the 2016 tax year with some positive tax news with a discussion of the generous mare and stallion write-off rules relating to eligible breeding stock. In tax world, these are referred to as the “special closing value” rules.

Carrazzo Consulting is regularly asked to review the horse tax accounts of breeders and it still amazes me as to how poorly these rules are applied by the general tax community, so let’s hope this contribution clarifies the many misinterpretations of these rules that are out there.

Woodside Park Stud Roster Announced

zoustarheadshot 400The arrival of Northern Meteor's dual Group I winning son Zoustar to stand alongside red hot stallion Written Tycoon is proof of Woodside Park Stud's commitment to the Victorian breeding industry.

After covering a stellar book of 185 mares and with exceptional fertility at Widden Stud last season, Zoustar's arrival at Woodside gives Victorian Breeders an opportunity to breed to this exciting young stallion without sending their mares to New South Wales.

In an innovative partnership between Woodside and Widden, Zoustar will spend alternate seasons at their respective farms for his first four seasons at Stud.

His service fee remains at $40,000 plus GST.

The outstanding run of stakes winners by the progeny of Woodside resident stallion Written Tycoon has resulted in an increase in his 2015 service fee.

With five individual stakes winners in February: It Is Written, Stoker, Tycoon Tara, Vibrant Rouge and Written Dash and his current yearling crop from his season in Queensland averaging nearly $90,000, Written Tycoon is already in high demand for the forthcoming season.

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