Westbury parade proves popular

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Written by Paul Vettise

Westbury Stud’s recent stallion parade was met by a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Karaka farm. With a strong mix of proven stallions on the roster and exciting up and comers the good times are rolling at the nursery.

“It all went very well and we had a strong turn-out here of 100 or 120,” General Manager Russell Warwick said. “The horses all looked fantastic so we’re in for another good season.

“There was a lot of interest in Redwood, given how Night’s Watch is going. His sectionals were very good for the third time in a row and he’s proved he’s up to the Group 1 quality horses in Melbourne.”

“There was a lot of interest in Redwood, given how Knight Watch’s is going.” - Russell Warwick.


Part-owned by Westbury principal Gerry Harvey, the 4-year-old son of Redwood (GB) (High Chaparral {IRE}) bridged the gap from an open handicap win at Caulfield to weight-for-age company with his strong-finishing third in the G2 Dato Tan Chin Nam S., at Moonee Valley. The G1 Caulfield Cup hopeful is likely to make his next appearance in the G3 Naturalism S., on Saturday week.

The Night's Watch won the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley

The stakes winner and Group 1 performer Telperion (Street Cry {IRE}) stood his first season at Westbury in 2017. His G1 Randwick Guineas-winning and last-start G1 Memsie S., runner-up half-brother Kementari continues to further the family profile.

Tarzino has got some cracking foals and we’re excited about his future,” Warwick said. Tarzino (NZ) (Tavistock {NZ}) is the only Group 1 winner by his sire. Young associate sire El Roca (Fastnet Rock) has also made a bright start to his career with his first runner First Rock (NZ) finishing runner up in the season’s opening 2-year-old event.


“Tarzino has got some cracking foals and we’re excited about his future.” – Russell Warwick said.

“She had never trialled and she’s trained on a right-handed track and was going left-handed at Wanganui,” Warwick said. “She got flattened after 80 metres and was held up again before the corner so it was a very good performance.”


The handsome grey Reliable Man (GB) (Dalakhani {IRE}) has lived up to his name with a steady stream of winners, including at Group level, and there will be keen interest in his son Reevederci when he resumes in Saturday's G3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders S. The race is sponsored by the runaway debut winner's breeder-owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay.

Swiss Ace (Secret Savings) is another as reliable as they come and the G1 Oakleigh Plate winner has consistently left winners, including the Group winners Swissta, Julius, Passing Shot and First Serve while Bella Gioia is a Group 1 performer.