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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All American hotline to Hong Kong

All American hotline to Hong Kong

Friday, 2 November 2018 | Hong Kong agents could come calling when the first of the WA-bred All American yearlings parade at the Perth Magic Millions in February. The Geisel Park sire has been in the headlines at Sha Tin this week with Dark Dream appearing for the first time in public on Tuesday and Elusive State cantering home on Wednesday. 


Go-getter at Geisel Park

Go-getter at Geisel Park

Thursday, 1 November 2018 | Saturday’s Criterium International (1600m) marked the fourth anniversary of Vert De Grece’s breath-taking victory in the Group 1 at Saint-Cloud but it was business as usual for him at Geisel Park. 


Rear-view rivals at Murray Bridge

Rear-view rivals at Murray Bridge

Saturday, 20 October 2018 | All American filly Yankee Eyes didn’t give her rivals a second glance winning by four lengths on the Murray Bridge Cup card Friday. Racing second-up after a promising autumn campaign, she worked to the front and then waved good-bye when given the green-light by Jamie Kah in the BGC Cleaning Supplies Maiden (900m). “She looked a treat today and is a different horse this time in,” Kah claimed. “She’s got ability but couldn’t do it at both ends last prep.” 


Moonee Valley double for All American

Moonee Valley double for All American

Monday, 8 October 2018 | Kaplumpich kicked off a double for All American at Moonee Valley on Friday evening with a win that prompted a positive report from jockey John Allen The 3yo colt was having his first start in town after placings at Seymour and Warrnambool during an initial prep in the autumn. He sat on the speed and then powered clear to claim the DSV Air & Sea Plate (1200m) by over a length. 


Singapore first for Taro San

Singapore first for Taro San

Saturday, 29 September 2018 | All American import Taro San and apprentice Yusoff Fadzli have both shed their maiden tags in Singapore. Taro San had won in Australia and he made another breakthrough at Kranji on Friday following a patient ride by Fadzli. “I was a bit concerned when they missed the kick but he didn’t panic and did a good job,” former champion jockey-turned-trainer Saimee Jumaat said. “I didn’t give him any instructions, just told him to go and enjoy the ride, and it’s paid off.” 


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