Saturia a gem from Geisel Park

Thursday, 17 August 2017 - Geisel Park owner Eddie Rigg has unearthed another class act to carry his 8ER brand in Perth.

Saturia was bred and sold by Geisel Park for $32,5000 at the Perth Magic Millions in September 2015 and she was always in control of the Seacorp Plate (1000m) at Belmont last Saturday.

After being sent to the lead by jockey Craig Staples, the speedy filly kept lifting when challenged by the favourite Epic Grey to score by a head. “The cutaway didn’t help,” trainer Paul Jordan said. “We teach them to rail but they come here and run into an open paddock. She wandered about in the straight and there’s plenty of improvement in this one.”

Saturia is a 3yo filly by Yarradale Stud sire War Chant (USA) and arrived in the same crop as his recent Belmont winner Aflica’s Girl. Her dam Hot Tamale (Oratorio) was also trained by Jordan and had the speed to cross most fields from an outside gate.

Earlier on Saturday, Geisel Stud graduate Mr Motown earned a shot in stakes company after winning the Bob Cramp 80th Birthday Hcp (1000m).

Trainer Lindsey Smith announced Goldfields plans for Mr Motown after he led all the way in the Bob Cramp 80th Birthday Hcp (1000m). The LR Hannans Hcp (1400m) is the target on September 20 and it would be appropriate if he saluted in the feature sprint.

After a career training top-class gallopers like Brechin Castle, Cramp transferred to the hotel trade and ran the Hannans Hotel on Hannans Street. The pub was decorated by a selection of Brechin Castle’s 19 wins headed by the 1979 WA Oaks when it was a Group 1.

“He’s got to stretch out to 1400m and maybe that’s not his best distance,” Smith reasoned. “We will just see how he goes between now and then and hope for the best.”

Mr Motown is by Mungrup Stud champion Oratorio and changed hands for $120,000 out of the Geisel Stud consignment at the 2013 Perth Magic Millions. Rigg kept a share and the gelding has returned more than $260,000 boosted by Westspeed bonuses of $42,500. There’s another $120,000 on offer at the Kalgoorlie round next month.

Saturday’s double followed the debut win by Dobell in Adelaide last week. He sports the 8ER brand could make a quantum leap into Listed company for the Morphettville Guineas (1600m) on September 9.

Elusive State sparks Millard Milestone

Monday, 24 September 2018 - All American gelding Elusive State sparked a winning treble for trainer Tony Millard at Sha Tin on Saturday. He reeled in runaway leader Beauty Day to score by a half-length in the Los Angeles Hcp (1600m).

Spritz sparkles for All American

Sunday, 16 September 2018 - All American maintained his strong start to the season with a debut win by All A Spritz at Echuca on Saturday. It was the Geisel Park sire’s 12th individual winner this term and followed the first-up victory of Crystal Billy for Team Hawkes at Goulburn on Friday.

South-West Stud Tour

Monday, 10 September 2018 - Geisel Park welcomed visitors during the annual Owners-Only Stud Tour to inspect its Group 1 winning stallions All American and Vert De Grece (Ire). Among the new-season foals on show was the grey/chestnut colt by Vert De Grece from Spurred In Flight.

Geisel Park Star At Geelong

Monday, 20 August 2018 - The Lindsay Park connection has supplied another promising maiden winner for Geisel Park stallion All American. His 3yo filly Graceful Star romped home by three lengths in the Toyota Maiden Plate (1300m) at Geelong on Friday. She was a $30,000 buy for a Lindsay Park ladies syndicate from Geisel Park (as agent) at the 2017 Perth Magic Millions.

Change of scenery spurs Crockett

Sunday, 12 August 2018 - Tony McEvoy can’t look into a crystal-ball to see that makes Crockett tick so he looked outside the square to get the gelding back in winning form at Flemington. Crockett won with a flashing-light on debut at Morphettville last October and followed up with a good second in the LR Phelan Ready Stakes at Doomben, albeit five lengths behind the winner Ef Troop.

Eustace recalls explosive Vert De Grece

Friday, 10 August 2018 - British-born David Eustace trained his first winner, in partnership with Ciaran Maher, on the opening day of the season in Melbourne when Damian Lane piloted Naantali to victory at Pakenham. The NZ-bred mare gave the new combination a well-timed breakthrough in the 1Print Hcp (1600m). “I’m very grateful to Ciaron and hopefully I can repay his faith,” Eustace said ahead of a possible expansion to include a satellite stable. “Sydney has been spoken about. It doesn’t happen overnight but hopefully one day it will.”

Mr America heads for hat-trick in Winter Series

Thursday, 2 August 2018 - Mr America will target the August Winter Series in Devonport after scoring back-to-back victories for trainer Glenn Stevenson last month. The All American front-runner powered his way to a courageous win over 1350m on Sunday with in-form apprentice Teagan Voorham aboard. It was a repeat of their all-the-way victory over 1650m at Devonport on July 1.

Elvis going places for All American

Sunday, 29 July 2018 - All American 3yo Looks Like Elvis signed off the season with a barnstorming victory at Doomben on Saturday. The Bryan Dais-trained galloper settled at the back of a big field before launching a powerful finish in the Team-Australia Group Hcp (1615m). He scored by over a length zooming clear for apprentice Corey Bayliss.

Dark Dream sold to Hong Kong

Sunday, 22 July 2018 - All American 3yo Dark Dream has been sold to Hong Kong following a reported $2.50 million offer in the wake of his Group 1 triumph in the Queensland Derby. Speculation intensified about his future earlier this month after owner-breeder Mary Jane Basson indicated the horse would be transferred from trainer Kerry Parker to Group 1 mentor Paul Perry.

Last curtain-call for Cruz

Monday, 16 July 2018 - All American sprinter Elusive State sent trainer Derek Cruz into retirement on a winner during the final meeting of the season in Hong Kong on Sunday. Backing up for his third start in July, Elusive State ran down Beauty Day for a one-length victory in the Big Profit Hcp (1400m) at Sha Tin. He responded to a well-timed ride from Sam Clipperton to close the curtain on Cruz’s long career in the training ranks.

Off-shore double by All American

Wednesday, 4 July 2018 - Geisel Park stallion All American launched the first-leg of an international double on Friday night when his former Australian galloper Grexit was successful in Macau. Grexit produced a powerful finish to score a two-length victory in the Puerto Princesa (1050m) in a quick 62.01s. It was his second win for trainer Danny Wong since transferring from Kris Lees last year.

Brave debut by Braggadocios

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - Geisel Park Stud owner Eddie Rigg was already celebrating before War God’s Listed victory in Saturday’s Bolton Sprint (1200m) at Belmont. War God is by Champion WA stallion War Chant (USA) and has carried Rigg’s 8ER brand to 8 wins in Perth for a syndicate that also includes Oz Racing, Yarradale owner Ron Sayers and On The Edge Racing.

Dream result for Geisel Park

Saturday, 9 June 2018 - Eddie Rigg has conjured up a second Group 1 in two years to promote All American at Geisel Park Stud in WA. Rigg was part of the syndicate that purchased All American in February 2016, a fortnight before his Champion Filly Yankee Rose first emerged in Sydney. The 12yo stallion returned east last year but Rigg wouldn’t be denied and purchased him outright in May.

Dream alive in Queensland Derby

Monday, 4 June 2018 - All American 3yo Dark Dream is ready to run the race of his life in the G1 Queensland Derby (2200m) this Saturday. The Kerry Parker-trained gelding was an early favourite for the classic following a dominant four-length win in the G3 Rough Habit Stakes (2000m) but eased in pre-post markets after going down a length in the G3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) on May 26.

Love strikes for Lindsay Park

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - All Out Of Love is all of 17 hands and he’s ready to go to the next level after breaking a run of outs for Lindsay Park. The long-striding son of All American came from last on the home turn to win the Museum Restoration Hcp (1600m) at Bendigo on Sunday. “Because he’s so big, it takes a while for him to wind up and get into full stride,” stable spokesman Russell Treloar said. “But he’s starting to hit his straps now and a strong mile is his best trip.”

All action Jaxon

Friday, 18 May 2018 - All American will be double-handed in the G1 Queensland Derby following a fighting victory by Kurnel Jaxon at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. The front-running colt proved too strong in the Ranvet Power Formula Hcp (1600m). “Josh (Parr) pulled the stick early and he raced away for a well-deserved win,” trainer David Pfieffer said. “He’s a very smart colt on a path to the Queensland Derby.”

All American returns to Geisel Park Stud

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - Geisel Park Stud owner Eddie Rigg has purchased Group 1 stallion All American outright to stand permanently in Western Australia. Rigg was part of the syndicate that stood All American at Geisel Park in 2016 when he was the most popular stallion in WA. After spending last season in Victoria, local breeders were keen to book in again on the strength of his first Westspeed-bred foals.

Verglas sireline firing in France

Friday, 17 November 2017 - Silver Frost, an emerging sire-son of Verglas, was represented by his fourth stakes winner when unbeaten 2yo filly Latita waltzed away with the LR Criterium du Languedoc (1600m) in Toulouse on Sunday. The Fabrice Vermeulen-trained youngster took the step up to stakes company in her stride after victories at Salon Provence and Cagnes-sur-Mer in September. She set a furious pace and was never approached in the straight to score by more than two lengths.

International highlights for Geisel Park

Monday, 18 September 2017 - All American completed a successful week for Geisel Park with a winning double in Hong Kong on Saturday. His Aussie expats Invisible and Green Card both saluted at Sha Tin following a run of mixed emotions for his Group 1 winning filly Yankee Rose.

First foals by All American

Monday, 28 August 2017 - Geisel Park manager Conor Dunlop has welcomed the first Sunspeed foals by Group 1 winning sire All American. “Couldn't be happier with our first 3 All American foals on the ground,” Dunlop said. “And they’re from 3 maiden mares.”

Chancellor a Verglas VIP

Sunday, 20 August 2017 - Verglas stallion Stormy River has sired another winner with a black-type potential at Deauville. His lightly-raced 3yo Chancellor (Fr) spreadeagled some well-bred fillies in the Prix de Lonray (2000m) on Tuesday. Ridden quietly in the early stages by Hugo Journiac, she saved ground on the rails and gradually made up ground to join the leaders turning for home.

Saturia a gem from Geisel Park

Thursday, 17 August 2017 - Geisel Park owner Eddie Rigg has unearthed another class act to carry his 8ER brand in Perth. Saturia was bred and sold by Geisel Park for $32,5000 at the Perth Magic Millions in September 2015 and she was always in control of the Seacorp Plate (1000m) at Belmont last Saturday.

Breeders embrace Vert De Grece

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - Vert De Grece (Ire) is proving very popular with Sunspeed breeders reports Geisel Park studmaster Conor Dunlop. The son of Verglas was a Group 1 winning 2yo at Saint-Cloud and a $5,500 (inc gst) introductory service fee has ensured wide-ranging support among local broodmare owners.

Geisel Park goes Hard in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 4 July 2017 - Geisel Park started July with an international winner to complement its War Chant double in Perth during June. Hard Ball Get (Aussie Rules), a $62,000 Geisel Park graduate from the Perth Magic Millions, increased his Hong Kong earnings to $3.18 million (AUD 535,315) with another convincing victory in the Sporting Exchange Hcp (1400m) at Sha Tin on Saturday.

TAB Radio Interview with Eddie Rigg

TAB Radio interviews Eddie Rigg on Vert De Grece Wednesday, 29 June 2017

Winning Wave for Verglas

Friday, 9 June 2017 - Verglas (Ire) is making a name for himself as a sire of sires and his latest feature win in Europe coincided with the arrival of his son Vert De Grece (Ire) in Western Australia. Silver Frost, a French-based son of Verglas, sired Silverwave to a narrow victory in the G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly last Sunday putting him on track for a successful defence of the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on July 2.

Star sprinter revived by Smith

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - Madassa is knocking on the door for his connections after sitting on the sidelines for 18 months. Lumping 63kg less a claim for apprentice Fred Kersley, he duelled with front-runner It's It before they were both bloused out by Woolibar in the Perth Racing Membership Hcp (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday.

Wolfe wins with War Jeune

Sunday, 28 May 2017 - Geisel Stud graduate War Jeune was up for a fight in the Sky Racing Provincial Championship (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday. The Steve Wolfe-trained gelding was under siege in the straight but kept lifting to score by a nose from Le Patron with another nose to Rikki Tikki Tavi.

Hong Kong winner for Geisel Park

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - Hard Ball Get remains one of the success stories of the 2011 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale. He changed hands for $62,000 out of the Geisel Park draft and his Hong Kong earnings reached $2.48 million (AUD 426,990) after a powerful win at Sha Tin on Saturday.

All American to Victoria

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - Geisel Park announces that Western Australia’s most popular stallion for the 2016 season has been transferred to the leading Victorian Stallion Farm, Chatswood Stud. The All American Syndicate secured control on All American from Arrowfield in March 2016. With the outstanding deeds of Yankee Rose and numerous quality winners across Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the US, the All American Syndicate has fielded numerous enquiries to relocate the imposing son of Red Ransom back to the East Coast.

Winning start to May for All American

Monday, 8 May 2017 - All American’s winning start to May continued on Monday when Pray For Us stretched out to a mile at Wangaratta. The Shane Fliedner trained 3yo was coming off placings over 1400m at Bendigo and Ballarat to win at his fifth start in the North East Fence Hire Maiden (1590m).

Zebulon zeroes in on Group 1 Goodwood

Sunday, 30 April 2017 - All American sprinter Zebulon remains on track for the G1 Goodwood Hcp (1200m) after a pleasing start to his comeback at Caulfield on Saturday. The Peter Morgan-trainee returned to action after a year on sidelines in the Listed Anniversary Stakes (1440m) and worked home nicely into fifth -beaten a length and change – by Perth raider Star Exhibit.

Lofty winner from Lindsay Park

Friday, 28 April 2017 - Lindsay Park galloper All Out Of Love can live up to his lofty standing after a promising victory in the Cardinia Club Hcp (1600m) at Pakenham on Thursday. The All American giant stands over 17 hands and had been working up to a win since a summer spell. Backed into a $2.80 favourite, he was running away at the finish to score by more than two lengths.

Best Feet forward at Pinjarra

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - Duck Feet was banging on the door to win a race after being runner-up in his first three starts for Geisel Park Stud. Pinjarra trainer Brett Pope targeted a mile maiden at home on Anzac Day as a winnable race and left him in safe hands of Willie Pike in the Pinjarra RSL Maiden (1600m).

Geisel Park signs French 2YO Group 1 winner Vert De Grece

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - Geisel Park Stud owner Eddie Rigg has flagged his plans to upgrade Western Australia’s stallion ranks with news of his new arrival Vert De Grece (Ire). A Group 1 2yo winner of the 2014 Criterium International (1600m) at Saint-Cloud, Vert De Grece is a son of Verglas who has done so well promoting the Grey Sovereign sireline in Australia and France.

Perth Star for All American

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - American Star was sent to Perth to help promote Geisel Park sire All American and he began fulfilling that job description on Saturday. Ridden back in the field for the first time this preparation, he burst through a gap in the final stages for a narrow victory in the Mumm Champagne Hcp (1000m) at Ascot.

All American colts popular in Adelaide

Friday, 17 March 2017 - Geisel Park sire All American completed a successful Adelaide Magic Millions with a Book 1 colt that made $70,000 and Book 2 colt that topped the leader-board at $56,000. Champion trainer Darren Weir secured the All American – Illusionary colt (Lot 115) for $70,000 from Arrowfield Stud on Tuesday. He’s a younger brother to Invisible who won his maiden at Canterbury before transferring to Hong Kong for further victories at Sha Tin and Happy Valley this season.

Timely win for American Time

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - Geisel Park stallion All American has made an impact in his first season at stud in Western Australia. He was the State’s busiest sire covering 113 mares to pip Alfred Nobel at the top of the popularity stakes in 2016.

Maher buys American artillery in Melbourne

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - Group 1 trainer Ciaron Maher won’t be short of artillery in the juvenile division next season after buying another 7 yearlings at this week’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. The record-breaking $1.40 million colt by I am Invincible stole the headlines but Maher also mined the middle-market for colts by Written Tycoon ($200k) & Sebring ($200k), a filly by All American ($125k) and a colt by Medaglia d'Oro ($100k).

Kawaikini a bargain for Coyle

Monday, 27 February 2017 - Jason Coyle secured a bargain when he spent $6,000 on an All American filly at the 2015 Inglis Classic Autumn Sale. Given the name Kawaikini and then given time to mature, she won a Nowra maiden on debut in October and graduated to a Class 2 victory first-up at the same course on Sunday.

Sam’s superb debut at Benalla

Thursday, 16 February 2017 - All American 2yo Sam's Image gave his rivals something to chase with a brilliant turn of foot at Benalla on Sunday. Sam's Image was confidently supported into a $2.60 favourite and didn’t let his supporters down in the Flaming Pizza Maiden Plate (1100m). The Peter Morgan trained youngster is raced by owner-breeder Bruce Mathieson in partnership with his wife Jill and Rick Smith.

Mac attack at Sale

Sunday, 22 January 2017 - Visiting English apprentice Paddy Pilley has signed off a three-month riding stint in Australia with a skinner for bookies on Warrigal Mac at Sale. Warrigal Mac (3g All American - West Love by Zedrich) had been beaten a dozen lengths on debut after leading at Bairnsdale before Xmas. He pushed up from an inside gate again on Sunday and never relinquished a length advantage in the Programmed Property Hcp (1100m).

All systems go for Ameridon to NZ

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - All American colt Ameridon is on track for the Karaka Million at Ellerslie after winning a barrier trial at Deagon on Tuesday morning. Ameridon is assured of a start in the $1 million Karaka Million (1200m) on Sunday week, January 29. He is currently 7th in order of entry with AUD 17,000 following a last-start victory in the Shay Brennan Constructions 2YO Plate (1000m) at Tamworth on January 6.

All Americans in demand on Gold Coast

Saturday, 14 January 2017 - All American was in demand during Book 1 of the Gold Coast Magic Millions with his 4 yearlings averaging $155,000. The Geisel Park resident sired 5 winners in the last 5 days of 2016 and he started the New Year with 2yo colt Ameridon (Tamworth) plus international winners Peach Bowl (Singapore) and Invisible (Hong Kong).

New Year’s Eve celebrations for All American

Saturday, 31 December 2016 - All American signed off a breakout year with another winning double on New Year’s Eve. The Geisel Park resident sired Kasharn (Gosford) & Green Light (Yarra Valley) on Thursday before landing another brace with Korakonui (NZ) & Sheza Yankee (Gold Coast) on Saturday.

Clever tactics kick in for Kasharn

Thursday, 29 December 2016 - Kasharn kicked off a winning double for All American at Gosford on Thursday thanks to some clever tactics by apprentice Alena Skerritt. Not happy with the early tempo, Skerritt spurred Kasharn to the front with a mid-race move to win by three lengths over 1600m. It was his fourth victory for trainer Con Karakatsanis following priors at Canterbury and Grafton (2).

Good money for All American

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - Geisel Park stallion All American has 11 yearlings catalogued for the Gold Coast and Perth Magic Millions in January - February. His Gold Coast entrants will make good money starting with three colts on account of Arrowfield Stud in the first session on Wednesday, January 11. The half-brother to Inglis 2YO Classic winner Lady Jivago (Lot 100) is first cab off the rank and his family tree includes Arrowfield’s champion sire Not A Single Doubt.

Presidential Joy trumps rivals at Kilmore

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - All American sired another promising maiden winner when Presidential Joy returned from a five-month spell for a narrow victory at Kilmore on Monday. The Andrew Noblet-trained gelding settled on the pace and looked likely to win by panels before he was forced to fend off a late challenge from odds-on favourite Kotinos.

Dalziel duo flying for All American

Monday, 5 December 2016 - Syndicator Wylie Dalziel unveiled his second smart All American 2yo colt this season when Phelps Glory won on debut at Morphettville on Saturday. Well-supported at $3.30 after a nice trial at Strathalbyn last month, he tailed Lindsay Park youngster Diaochan and then took over in the straight to score by a long neck in the UBET Plate (1000m). Dalziel Racing bought him for $62,500 at the Adelaide Magic Millions in March.

Charm offensive from All American

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 - All American mare Jill’s Charm finished November with a flourish for her sire at the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday. Trained locally by Gary Duncan, she firmed into a $2.30 favourite and justified that support with a straightforward victory in the Pelican Motors Hcp (1300m). It was her third win this season and there’s more in store according to jockey Jeff Lloyd.

Stateside silver lining for All American

Monday, 7 November 2016 - Champion filly Yankee Rose will undergo knee surgery following her unplaced run in the G1 VRC Oaks but there was a silver lining for her sire All American during the Melbourne Cup carnival. All American winners continue to surface in the USA from his one-off shuttle to Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky. His fillies Infiltrada and America Mon Amie completed a double at Gulfstream on Friday and Hawthorne on Saturday.

Yendall rapt with Yankee Rose

Monday, 24 October 2016 - Yankee Rose has firmed into a $2.10 favourite for the G1 VRC Oaks (2500m) on Thursday week after her heroics at Moonee Valley on Saturday. The All American 3yo was placed, albeit by a space, in the G1 Cox Plate (2040m) behind wonder mare Winx and trainer David Vandyke couldn't have been prouder of his filly. Her last 200 metre sectional was only bettered by the winner.

WA connection primed for Cox Plate

Friday, 21 October 2016 - Western Australia has its best chance to win a Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) since the west’s all-time great Northerly completed a running double in 2001 and 2002. The Sunspeed connection will be led All American filly Yankee Rose and Blackfriars gelding Black Heart Bart. They are both in the market behind Winx who is an odds-on favourite to make it back-to-back victories at Moonee Valley this Saturday.

Showgirl centre stage in Cox Plate

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - Trainer David Vandyke says Group 1 Cox Plate contender Yankee Rose is a bit of a showgirl. And AAP reports the filly gets her chance to shine on the big stage when she takes on the older horses for the first time in the weight-for-age contest at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Magic Man’s ride to remember on Invisible

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - All American sprinter Invisible profited from a ride to remember by Joao Moreira at Sha Tin on Saturday. Invisible overcame the outside alley in a big field to score a short-head victory over Rugby Diamond (Snippetson) in the Kam Tin Hcp (1200m).

Champion filly by All American

Monday, 10 October 2016 - The celebrations after Yankee Rose reeled in the colts to win the G1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) could be heard all the way across to Perth on Saturday. The Darby Racing syndicate that paid just $10,000 for the All American filly were ready to party at Randwick and Sunspeed breeder Eddie Rigg was also counting his lucky stars in Western Australia.

Americans back in black at Flemington

Monday, 3 October 2016 - American Genius logged the latest black-type for All American in the LR Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Sunday. The 2yo colt filled the trifecta behind Exceed And Excel youngsters Madeenaty and Double Jeopardy. "The further he goes the better he will be," Lindsay Park trainer David Hayes said. "He was a query at 1000 metres but there’s not a query on his ability. I really like him.”

Lady lands another win for All American

Sunday, 25 September 2016 - Trainer David Vandyke has another 3yo filly by All American on the books at the Sunshine Coast besides Yankee Rose. Lady America scored on debut after Vandyke spirited her across the border to Lismore and she will attempt to keep her perfect record intact at Sunshine Coast this Sunday. She is coming off an all-the-way victory over short-priced favourite Windcatcher (More Than Ready) in the Phat Elephant Restaurant Maiden (1100m).

Positive start for All American

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - Studmaster Conor Dunlop reports All American has positives to all four mares he served on the opening day of the season at Geisel Park. The September 1 covers were over Soliloquy (Trade Fair), Spurred In Flight (Flying Spur), Bit Of A Ride (Snippets) and Moreish (More Than Ready).

Blinkers the spur for Yankee Rose

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - Trainer David Vandyke will use blinkers for the first time on Yankee Rose when the star filly resumes in the G1 Golden Rose (1200m) on Saturday week. Yankee Rose (All American) has gone only fairly in three trials at the Sunshine Coast and there has been speculation about her fitness leading into the $1 million race at Rosehill on September 10.

Gods smile on Geisel Park

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - War God (War Chant) and Sweet Ora (Oratorio) completed a running double for Geisel Park at Belmont last Saturday. They both graduated from the Perth Magic Millions as yearlings but that’s where the similarity ends. War God took 16 starts to break his duck in the Our Town Maiden (1200m) while Sweet Ora made it 3 wins from 5 starts in the Tabtouch Plate (1000m).

Geisel Park double at Bendigo

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - Geisel Park Stud stallions All American and Foreplay filled out another running double on Sunday when Rushmore and Playful Rosie were successful at Bendigo. Rushmore (All American) is trained locally by Brian Gentle and has won 3 of his last 5 starts on home turf. “He left it late but was always travelling,” jockey Corey Parish said. “They went out at a good tempo and all I had to do was ease out at the top of the straight.

All American a godsend for Geisel Park

Saturday, 13 August 2016 - All American has a new juvenile division full of potential to build on what Yankee Rose achieved in 2015-16. Group 1 winning colts Extreme Choice (123) and Capitalist (122) led the Timeform 2YO ratings from Yankee Rose (120) last season and she will be a unanimous choice as Australia’s Champion Filly if voting reflects those rankings.

Yankee coasts on Sunshine Coast

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 - All eyes focused on Yankee Rose when she trialled at the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday. Now a three-year-old, the David Vandyke trained filly wore blinkers for the first time when finishing fourth without being extended run over 850 metres.

Geisel Park sires strike in Victoria

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - All American and Foreplay have kept their Victorian strike-rates ticking over with more progressive maiden winners leading up to the Geisel Park parade this Sunday. The former Hunter Valley stallions are shaping up for their first Sunspeed books and both have been in career-best form since arriving at Myalup earlier this year.

Sweet win for Wheatbelt

Thursday, 14 July 2016 - Rod and Tania Cosgrove picked up a bargain when they bought Sweet Ora at the 2015 Perth Magic Millions. The Oratorio filly won first-up at Belmont last month and backed it up with a brilliant 4 length victory in the Carbine Club of WA Stakes (1000m) on Wednesday. Starting an odds-on favourite, she followed the front-runners on the fence and then took advantage of the cut-away to drop her rivals in the straight.

Geisel Park double at Grafton

Friday, 8 July 2016 - A running double by Foreplay and All American gave the start of the Grafton Cup carnival a distinct Sunspeed flavour on Thursday. The Geisel Park stallions struck early with Foreplay filly Accede breaking through in the Grafton Hotel 2yo Maiden Plate (1006m). “We’ve been waiting for her to get across the line,” trainer Jim Jarvis said. “She’s got tremendous ability but you wouldn’t believe the bad luck.

Bell tolls for Grexit

Friday, 1 July 2016 - Kris Lees is busy building up a strong support team for next season before rolling out his Group 1 guns Lucia Valentina (Savabeel) and Le Romain (Hard Spun) in August. All American 2yo Grexit passed an early test when he filled the first leg of a winning double for Lees at Wyong on Thursday. He was up against older horses in the Toukley Lions Club Maiden (1100m) but started an odds-on favourite after a flashlight run first-up on June 9.

All Americans on G1 Express

Thursday, 30 June 2016 - The All Americans have shown they can sprint and now they’re getting over ground like Victorian 3yo Gee One Express. He made a one-act affair of a Geelong maiden on Tuesday and was still travelling strongly for Craig Newitt at the end of 2200 metres. Newitt said. “He’s pretty genuine was way too good for them,” Newitt said. “You watch him go through the grades next time in.”

Swimming shapes spring for Yankee Rose

Friday, 24 June 2016 - Rising star Yankee Rose will target a four-start spring campaign starting with G1 Golden Rose Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on September 10. Yankee Rose demolished her rivals in the G1 Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick in April but a foot abscess denied her a shot at the G1 Champagne Stakes (1600m).

Kiwi kicks another goal for All American

Sunday, 12 June 2016 - Geisel Park Stud resident All American sired his third two year-old winner this week when his exciting youngster Elusive State scored on debut in New Zealand. Saturday’s result followed hot on the heels of All American’s very impressive maiden winners Miss Salinger and All Out Of Love at Pakenham on Thursday.

Heavyweight 2YO winners by All American

Thursday, 9 June 2016 - All American sired a two year-old double at Pakenham on Thursday with a filly and a colt destined for higher marks than winter maidens. Both youngsters are with heavy-hitters and won against older horses. Miss Salinger is raced by Arrowfield Stud and giant colt All Out Of Love is a member of Lindsay Park’s team at Flemington.

Tianhuang travels for Durban Demon

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - All American expat Tianhuang returned to form when champion jockey Douglas Whyte renewed their winning partnership in Hong Kong on Sunday. The John Moore trained sprinter signed off last year with a comprehensive victory under Whyte but had been unplaced in three runs for Joao Moreira this term before the ‘Durban Demon’ jumped back aboard in the Tate’s Cairn Hcp (1200m).

Winning double by All American in USA

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - Geisel Park stallion All American augmented his winning run in Australia with a double in the USA on Monday. His stakes winning filly America Mon Amie snatched a last-stride victory at Arlington Park and second-starter Infiltrada bolted in by 12 lengths at Gulfstream Park.

Zebulon ruled out of G1 Goodwood

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - All American sprinter Zebulon has aggravated an off-fore tendon injury and will miss the G1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville this Saturday. Trainer Peter Morgan revealed the LR City Of Adelaide Stakes winner will sidelined for anything up to 12 months. “He did it during that race last week. It’s very disappointing, he would have been hard to beat in the Goodwood.”

Fourth stakes winner by All American

Sunday, 1 May 2016 - Geisel Park Stud resident All American sired his fourth stakes winner when comeback galloper Zebulon scored a stunning victory in the LR City Of Adelaide Hcp (1400m) at Morphettville. Zebulon had been sidelined for more than a year but flew home from well off the pace for an effortless four-length victory. Saturday’s first-up win was a triumph for trainers Peter Morgan and Craig Widdison who have nursed him back to full fitness following a tendon injury.

Yankee slam-dunk in Champagne Stakes

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - All American filly Yankee Rose will be seen at her best when stepping up to 1600 metres in the Champagne Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. That’s according to trainer David Vandyke who thinks a mile could actually represent her optimum trip. She was runner-up in the G1 Golden Slipper (1200m) first-up after a spell and then cruised home in the G1 Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on April 2.

Group 1 for Geisel Park at Randwick

Saturday, 2 April 2016 - All American filly Yankee Rose returned to scale amid wild celebrations after the G1 Inglis Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick and there were similar scenes across the continent in Perth. Saturday's victory ensured Yankee Rose will be crowned Australian's Champion 2YO Filly this season and it also catapulted All American into the Top 3 on the Australian 2YO sires' premiership behind Written Tycoon and Not A Single Doubt.

Rose blooming for All American

Thursday, 31 March 2016 - Incoming Geisel Park stallion All American can kick-off his Sunspeed stud career with a Group 1 victory at Randwick this Saturday. His promising filly Yankee Rose is a firming $3.80 equal favourite for the $1 million Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) after a barnstorming second in the G1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).

Major coup for WA Thoroughbred Breeders

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - The owners of Saturday’s Golden Slipper winner Capitalist were holding their breath when the previously undefeated All American filly Yankee Rose started to reel him in. This was in stark contrast with the elation of Geisel Park’s Principal Eddie Rigg, who had just inked the deal to stand the former outstanding 2yo All American, this season at his picturesque South West property.

Classic winner by Musket

Thursday, 23 July 2015 - Impeccably bred stallion Musket sired his first-stakes winner in the LR Belmont Classic (2200m) on Saturday. His first-crop Sunspeed stayer Dark Musket nailed odds-on favourite North Ridge (Danehill Express) by a nose in a race that has launched the careers of numerous stars since its inception in 1996. “He went a bit wide on the corner and had to do it the hard way,” trainer Graeme Ballantyne said. “Everything he’s done, he’s handled on his ear.”

Perfect start by Proart

Thursday, 9 July 2015 - Geisel Park owner Eddie Rigg would have expected to see War Chant (USA) among Sunspeed’s leading freshmen this season and he must be pleasantly surprised with the great start by Proart. Rigg and Yarradale Stud’s Ron Sayers imported War Chant from Kentucky and he stands Proart with Rapid Equine’s Neil Irvine.

Beaufine Target ahead of Madassa

Sunday, 28 June 2015 - In-form trainer Lindsey Smith has a black-type assignment ahead of Madassa after the Vale Takeover Target (1000m) at Belmont. Madassa (3g Due Sasso – Sayleuron by Don't Say Halo) has finished either first or second in 9 starts following a two length victory over True Storm (Hurricane Sky) and Sujet (Vital Equine) on Saturday.

Rosmartini runaway at Belmont

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - Geisel Park freshman Proart sired another precocious city winner at Belmont Park on Wednesday. Proart filly Glitterbell opened his account with a 4 length victory at Ascot in April and Rosmartini won by an even bigger margin in the Westspeed 2YO Hcp (1400m) yesterday.

Dark horse by Musket

Thursday, 4 June 2015 - Dark Musket will face his biggest test to date in the Westspeed Hcp (1400m) at Belmont this weekend. The Musket three year-old finished powerfully to win over shorter trips at Bunbury (1000m) and Belmont (1300m) in April – May. “He’s stepping up to open company on Saturday,” trainer Graeme Ballantyne admitted. “It’s a big ask but the 1400 metres will suit.”

First winner by Proart

Sunday, 19 April 2015 - Glitterbell had been knocking on the door before bolting in at Ascot on Saturday. The Proart filly was placed in 4 of her 5 starts prior to landing the first win for her sire in the Bell Vista Plate (1200m). “She didn’t finish the race off two runs ago and couldn’t get through last time,” owner-trainer Mike Santich said. “She’s still green and her ideal distance will be 1400m.”

War Chant colt headlines Geisel Park

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - War Chant has taken all before him in Western Australia. So it’s not hard to understand why a colt by the boom sire out of a Canny Lad mare will attract plenty of attention at the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale.

Proart proactive at Geisel Park

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - Rosmartini looks an early winner for Geisel Park’s first-season sire Proart after scooting clear in a Belmont trial on Monday morning She scored by more than four lengths for Simon Miller and a syndicate managed by Jock Wilberforce. They also raced her dam Rosmopolitan to four wins up to 2200 metres in Perth.

Invincible winner from Geisel Park

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - A successful career awaits Geisel Park graduate Invincible Me on the strength of his first-up victory at Morphettville. After a fading 15 length loss on debut at Echuca in July, he returned a different horse to win the Wolf Blass Maiden (1050m) on Saturday. Settling on the pace, he powered clear in the straight to score by a length for Lindsay Park.

Divine start to Super Saturday

Friday, 21 November 2014 - Trainer Darren McAuliffe warmed up for Super Saturday with impressive debut winner Divine Bay at Northam on Wednesday. Divine Bay (3f Danehill Express – Lip Service by Marooned) scored a front-running victory in the Ned McPherson Maiden (1300m). A homebred for Geisel Park owner Eddie Rigg, she was in commission at $5 after a Lark Hill trial win earlier this month.

Proart filly Glitters for Geisel Park

Thursday, 6 November 2014 - Ascot trainer Mike Santich has kept his promising youngster Glitterbell in work for the Westspeed 2YO Plate (1100m) at Ascot this Saturday. The Proart filly was placed in the Initial Plate on October 11 and she would have finished closer but for being crowded shortly after the start by Strong Values.

Geisel Park mare stays in WA

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - Bippo No Bungus will stay in Western Australia for the immediate future instead of starting in the G2 Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley this Friday night. The Dubawi mare is raced by Eddie Rigg and Ron Sayers and is coming off a close third in the LR Hannans Hcp in Kalgoorlie. She flew from the tail of the field to get with a length of Sireeze last week and looks well-placed in the Macau Hcp (1650m) at Belmont this Saturday.

Hartley lands long-priced bets at Belmont

Friday, 12 September 2014 - Geisel Park graduate Hartley’s Hope landed some long-priced wagers when an all-the-way winner at Belmont on Wednesday. The Lindsey Smith trained gelding had failed first-up on a Slow 6 track last month and appreciated the better going in the Westspeed 3YO Hcp (1200m).

Cups double by Danehill Express

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - Trainer Helen Harding was weighing up whether to spell promising stayer Get Round It before he won the Goldfields Tatt's Cup (2300m) in Kalgoorlie on Sunday. The Danehill Express gelding had been in work since joining her stable in November apart from a short break after the G2 WATC Derby in April. “I haven’t got much choice now,” Harding said after watching him bolt in by three lengths. “I don’t think the owners would let me tip him out anyway!”

Geisel Park heading in right Direction

Friday, 15 August 2014 - Geisel Park Stud has hit a purple-patch since the start of the season and owner Eddie Rigg is hoping the winning run continues this weekend. GET ROUND IT (Danehill Express) dropped back from a midfield finish in the LR Belmont Classic to win at Kalgoorlie last Sunday. He is a younger half-brother to Rigg’s LR Hannans Hcp winner Mr Vadim and has been nominated to back-up in the Goldfields Tatt's Cup this Sunday.

Geisel Park graduate keeps giving at Belmont

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - Vern Brockman rated Kheleva a potential Group 1 galloper after he won a support race on the 2014 Perth Cup card. The veteran trainer has lowered his sights since New Year’s Day but he was still glad to welcome the gelding back to scale after the Marylin Raina Memorial (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday.

Bolord on track in Victoria

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - Geisel Park mare Vintrack has a promising two year-old in Victoria named Bolord. The Tony Noonan trained gelding has been nominated to make his debut at Seymour or Bairnsdale this Sunday, August 3.

Bangkok breakthrough at Northam

Thursday, 24 July 2014 - Ever-consistent Bangkok Express broke through for his first win in the Stella Apartments Maiden (1000m) at Northam on Thursday. Bangkok Express (3g Danehill Express - Ishibabe by Ishiguru) carried Geisel Park’s colours to a convincing barrier-to-box victory after a string of placings for trainer Simon Miller.

War Chant full-time in WA

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - War Chant (USA) has just finished covering his last book in Kentucky ahead of a permanent move to Western Australia. The Danzig horse has shuttled to the Sunspeed State for the last three years before Yarradale Stud’s Ron Sayers and Geisel Park’s Eddie Rigg made the move full-time with an offer to Three Chimneys Farm earlier this month.

Progressive double by Patronize

Friday, 11 July 2014 - Dexterous Lad didn’t go around a horse on the way to claiming the opening-leg of a winning double for Patronize at Northam on Thursday. The David Harrison trained gelding was facing the starter for the first time in the Wake Up With Frenchy Maiden (1100m). He tracked front-runner Spy Scandal and then took advantage of the cut-away to rail up and win by a short-head from Regal Weapon.

First (Aus) winner by War Chant

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - War Chant is up and running with his first Australian-bred winner after Hello Sayang bolted in by five lengths at Perak on Saturday. Hello Sayang (Aus) was ridden by former Perth apprentice Henry Barnabas to defeat a field of older horses on debut in the Little Pappa Stakes (1400m). She was eased down on the line but still spaced NZ bred three year-olds Wang Cai (My Halo) and Amongst The Stars (Bachelor Duke).

Exciting times ahead at Geisel Park

Monday, 31 March 2014 - Bippo No Bungus is back home in Western Australia after earning black-type at Flemington and Moonee Valley in March. Instead of heading to Sydney for the G1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes, she will spell at Geisel Park and return in August before connections decide whether she stays in work or retires to stud. The Dubawi mare is raced by leading Sunspeed breeders Eddie Rigg (Geisel Park) and Ron Sayers (Yarradale Stud) and has turned a $70,000 price-tag at the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions into prizemoney of $318,000.

Magic Sale for Geisel Park

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - Geisel Park’s draft for the Perth Magic Millions saw all bar one of the 17 lots offered find new homes to leading trainers like Neville Parnham, Paul Jordan and Dan Morton. International buyer David Raphael, who sourced outstanding colt Rubick last year, bought two yearlings including a Musket filly for $57,500.

War Chants popular at Magic Millions

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - Geisel Park owner Eddie Rigg benefited from a strong contingent of War Chants when his Perth Magic Millions consignment aggregated over $910,000. Geisel Park’s four War Chants changed hands for an average of $77,750 and that didn’t surprise studmaster Brian Collison. “They were well received alright and we’re looking forward to getting War Chant back to WA later this year.

Musket winner defies drift at Pinjarra

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 - South Dakota impressed jockey Ryan Hill with a first-up win in the Chicken Treat Maiden (1200m) at Pinjarra on Sunday. And he was amazed to learn the Musket gelding drifted to start at $17 on debut. “I couldn’t believe it when we came back to scale and heard he scored at those odds,” Hill said. “I’ve been working him at home and at the beach and he ran really well in a trial behind one of Jimmy Taylor’s at Belmont last month.”

Snitzel filly a star for Perth Magic Millions

Thursday, 16 January 2014 - Eddie Rigg is full of anticipation for the Perth Magic Millions yearling sale with the businessman and racing entrepreneur confident his Geisel Park Stud will present its best ever draft next month. In an interview with The West Australian newspaper journalist Robert Edwards this week, Rigg outlined the highlights of Geisel Park’s draft of 8 colts and 7 fillies to go up for auction. The stud will offer another two colts as agent.

Geisel Park gears up for Perth Magic Millions

Monday, 6 January 2014 - Geisel Park has entered 17 yearlings for Perth Magic Millions and half the draft are from the first southern crop of War Chant. Owner Eddie Rigg joined forces with Yarradale Stud’s Ron Sayers to shuttle War Chant to Australia in 2011. The son of Danzig returned to Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky last month and the businessmen are hoping he will be back for a fourth Sunspeed book in 2014.

Musket’s Mink in the Pink

Thursday, 12 December 2013 - Musket filly Must Be Mink lived up to the hype that preceded her eye-catching debut in Launceston on Wednesday evening. Must Be Mink (3f Musket - Di's Angel by Racer's Edge) sat three-wide without cover before taking control of the Autobarn Maiden Plate (1120m). “She is a lovely filly and is nicely bred,” trainer Bill Ryan said. “I told David (Pires) to ride her like she was the best horse in the race and that’s the way it worked out.”

Feast of feature winners at Ascot

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 - Ascot’s Kingston Town Classic card was a moving feast for Sunspeed breeders Ron Sayers (Yarradale Stud) and Eddie Rigg (Geisel Park). The Perth businessmen have been active in the broodmare market and their recent buys include the dams of Saturday’s feature winners Ihtsahymn (G1 Kingston Town Classic), Petrol Power (G3 Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic) and Knightlike (LR Towton Cup).

Classic campaign beckons Bippo No Bungus

Thursday, 7 November 2013 - Neville Parnham will prepare Bippo No Bungus for an Ascot Classic campaign that’s worth over $400,000. Bippo No Bungus returned to form with a last-stride victory over Wroughted in the Auto Classic Mini Garage Hcp (1500m) on Saturday. It prompted Parnham to declare she will be right in the mix during a lucrative four-leg series for mares staged at the summer carnival.

Golden day for Geisel Park

Thursday, 19 September 2013 - Geisel Park owner Eddie Rigg struck gold at its source when Mr Vadim won the LR Hannan’s Hcp (1400m) at Kalgoorlie on Wednesday. Apart from Mr Vadim’s share of the $130,000 in prizemoney, Rigg owns his dam and has some more of his half-brothers on the horizon. “It was a sensational win,” he said after the feature sprint of the Goldfields season. “We also race his younger half-brother Thidwick The Moose and he won again in Adelaide earlier today.”

Moose bolts in at Balaklava

Friday, 6 September 2013 - Geisel Park homebred Thidwick the Moose looks destined to win a decent race after bolting in at Balaklava on Wednesday. Thidwick the Moose (4g Fastnet Rock - Femme D'Affaire by Woodman) appeared first-up after 22 weeks on the sidelines and was untroubled to break through in the Bardrill Maiden Plate (1400m). Starting a $2.80 favourite, he was forced to travel wide under Nick Hall but was a class above his rivals to score by five lengths over stablemate Loncava (Lonhro).

Frost Giant to Shuttle to Yarradale Stud in Australia

AMENIA, New York, February 22, 2013—Booked full for the current season, young record-breaking sire Frost Giant will be headed from his base in New York to stand at Yarradale Stud in Western Australia for the Southern Hemisphere season that begins in August.

Express Service Slams Rivals

McAuliffe-trained gelding sat outside leader and favourite Passion Cantata in transit and proved far too strong for rivals in the run home.

Jockey Glen Boss warms to talented WA filly Fuddle Dee Duddle in the Kingston Town Classic

GLEN Boss will create history on Saturday if he lands his first Group 1 success in Western Australia. Boss's mount Fuddle Dee Duddle is a filly and no filly has won the 1800m Kingston Town Classic at Ascot since its inception in 1976. But Boss is keen about her chances.

Rigg Quinella As Fuddle Dee Duddle Scores Boilover

Leading owner Eddie Rigg claimed an unexpected quinella as Fuddle Dee Duddle defeated Bippo No Bungus in the Skyy Vodka Champion Fillies Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Melbourne rider interested in Perth filly's return

A top Melbourne jockey will be a close observer of Fuddle Dee Duddle's performance when the two-year-old resumes at Ascot on Saturday.

For once, broker is happy to see his shares dropping

At 44, Perth stockbroker Eddie Rigg is determined to make his horse-racing ventures fun. The owner of almost 100 horses, he wants his family, close friends and his favourite charities to share in the joy of racing horses.