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.


Shortly after being named Queensland Horse of the Year, trainer David Vandyke announced Yankee Rose had pulled up lame prior to an intended start in the G1 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on Saturday. She will be sold as a broodmare prospect by the syndicate that raced her to 4 wins in 10 starts for earnings over $2 million.


All American transferred to Victoria after a season at Geisel Park and his first Sunspeed foals have impressed astute breeders like Dick Vincent. “The All Americans are some of the best foals I have seen,” the De Grey Park owner claimed when he visited the Myalup nursery last week.


Geisel Park manager Conor Dunlop also reports Vert De Grece (Ire) is off to a flying start with his first four mares all returning positive tests. He is a Group 1 winning son of Verglas and is being given every chance to revive the sireline in Western Australia.


Verglas died in 2011 at the Irish National Stud after a career that included a successful stint in the Sunspeed State where he built a 60% winning strike-rate topped by 13 stakes performers.


Vert De Grece arrived in his final Irish crop and so did Ice Lord who scored a remarkable victory in the Chapel Down Hcp (1200m) at Ascot last Saturday, September 9.


ICE LORD

Ice Lord (5g Verglas - Special Lady by Kaldoun) was knocked sideways out of the stalls and spotted the leaders at least 10 lengths at the half-mile. He made progress after getting back on an even keel and was helped when the leaders began treading water in the final stages.


The Chris Wall-trainee swept to the lead with one long run that impressed his handler. “Hollie Doyle did well to give him time to find his stride while the main pack probably went too fast in the testing conditions. He came home quite strongly for what looked a very improbable victory for most of the way.”


Wall prepares Ice Lord for a Hintlesham Racing syndicate at Newmarket. He was a 35,000gns yearling buy at Tattersalls and is a half-brother to Special Kaldoun (G2 Longchamp Prix Daniel Wildenstein).


Vert De Grece is standing for an introductory service fee of $5,500 (inc gst) at Geisel Park.



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Dream alive for Hong Kong Derby

Dream alive for Hong Kong Derby

Monday, 28 January 2019 | All American’s Hong Kong import Dark Dream was a beaten favourite in the G1 Classic Mile on Sunday but lost no friends with a fast-finishing fourth behind stablemate Furore. Last year’s G1 Queensland Derby winner heads pre-post markets for the G1 Hong Kong Derby in March and was expected to benefit from the hit-out over 1600m at Sha Tin. He made up many lengths in the final furlong but was much the worse for wear when returning to scale. 


Elusive win essential for Dubai

Elusive win essential for Dubai

Thursday, 17 January 2019 | All American star Elusive State will qualify for the Dubai World Cup meeting if he can land another win - his sixth in a row – next time out in Hong Kong. Trainer Tony Millard is banking on another ratings boost to make the requisite level for the G2 Godolphin Mile (1600m) and G1 Dubai World Cup (2000m) at Meydan on March 30. 


All American filly set for G1 NZ Oaks

All American filly set for G1 NZ Oaks

Monday, 17 December 2018 | Kiwi filly Tiger Silk can become the third Group 1 classic winner in four years for Geisel Park Stud stallion All American. Trainer Richard Collett will make a decision after Christmas whether to set his filly for the G1 NZ Oaks (2400m) at Trentham on March 16. The Pukekohe-based conditioner was looking to the future with confidence after she came from last to win the Ross Roof Runner Hcp (1400m) at Ellerslie on Sunday. 


McEvoy strikes again with All American

McEvoy strikes again with All American

Friday, 7 December 2018 | Trainer Tony McEvoy will set his All American filly Despacito for a city campaign after an easy kill at Kyneton on Thursday. Heavily backed into an even-money favourite, Despacito was taken back to near last by Luke Currie after drawing wide in the Kyneton Electrics Maiden Plate (1450m). She was set alight approaching the corner and finished powerfully to win well. 


Eye-catching winner by All American

Eye-catching winner by All American

Monday, 26 November 2018 | Yankee Eyes is best left to run free in front and that strategy paid off again at Morphettville on Saturday. The promising daughter of All American controlled the Carlo Bittoto Memorial (1250m) and dug in for the fight when challenged in the straight by Zoustar fillies Kenyan Wonder and Be My Star. 


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