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FIORENTE 3YO HITS NOBEL HEIGHTS
WOW! Huge first-up win by Group 1 SA Derby bound galloper NOBEL HEIGHTS over 1600m at Sandown on Wednesday - giving his sire FIORENTE a double on the program following on from SHANDY’s ultra impressive 1400m success.

A veteran of just four starts, this was the second win for the promising Matt Cumani trained three-year-old and it won’t be the last. After settling back in the field the son of Fiorente let rip with tremendous acceleration to put away his ten rivals by 2.75L, with Will Price putting the handbrake on close to home.

Bred by Dr Lesa Oldcastle, NOBEL HEIGHTS is the 9th foal out of the Helissio mare, Free Friday, herself a full-sister to the dam of 7-time Group 1 winning champion, Weekend Hussler.

FIORENTE has had 43 individual winners this season, including 2020/21 stakes performers POWER SCHEME, STARS OF CARRUM and RITRATTO.
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SHANDY’S ALL ROUND!
Impressive first-up performance by FIORENTE mare SHANDY, with an authoritative win over 1400m at Sandown on Wednesday.

The Ellerton and Zahra trained mare took her record to 6 wins from 15 starts by coming from last with an excellent burst of acceleration.

Last seen in the Group 3 Naturalism in the spring, SHANDY was resuming off a 179 day break and looks in for a big preparation.

The daughter of FIORENTE posted a hat-trick of wins over 1300m, 1400m & 1600m last campaign and blacktype racing will definitely be on the agenda this autumn.

The fourth and final foal out of the Portland Pirate mare, Portland Paije, was bred by Ms S Rose, Mr D & Mrs C Rose, Mr B Wilson, Mr C Keating, who all remain in the ownership group.

Fiorente was crowned Champion Victorian Second Season Sire and has 5 stakes winners and over $7.5m in progeny earnings from his first two crops.
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MAGIC MILLIONS ADELAIDE RECORD PRICED FILLY
The highest ever price for a yearling filly in South Australia!
$370,000 for Lot 79 PALENTINO x Wings Of Alice bred and sold by Willow Grove Stud. #power #presence #performance #Palentino
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MAGIC MILLIONS ADELAIDE RECORD PRICED FILLY 
The highest ever price for a yearling filly in South Australia!
$370,000 for Lot 79 PALENTINO x Wings Of Alice bred and sold by Willow Grove Stud. #Power #Presence #Performance #Palentino

 

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Go palintino.

Congrats Ryan Balfour Racing 🏇🏿

Jane Morgan

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RECORD $370k PAID FOR PALENTINO FILLY
Lot 79 a PALENTINO filly out of the winning Testa Rossa mare WINGS OF ALICE has sold for $370,000 on Day 1 of the 2021 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale - a record price for a filly at the South Australian sale.

The powerhouse bay was bred by Ralph Satchell and sold through the draft of his family owned Willow Grove Stud.

The record breaking filly is a half-sister to 4 winners from as many to race, including Malaysian stakes winner Violet (9 wins & $206,267) and 2019’s $150,000 Adelaide Magic’s graduate, now 3YO, Outlaws Revenge (4-3:0:1 $127,600).

Tellingly, the filly was purchased by Ryan Balfour, the trainer of Outlaws Revenge.

PALENTINO was a dual Group 1 winner on the track and his oldest are now 2YO’s. The imposing chestnut has been well supported by breeders - covering books of 112 (2017), 155 (2018), 145 (2019) & 146 (2020) during his four years at stud.
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RECORD $370k PAID FOR PALENTINO FILLY 
Lot 79 a PALENTINO filly out of the winning Testa Rossa mare WINGS OF ALICE has sold for $370,000 on Day 1 of the 2021 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale - a record price for a filly at the South Australian sale.  The powerhouse bay was bred by Ralph Satchell and sold through the draft of his family owned Willow Grove Stud.  The record breaking filly is a half-sister to 4 winners from as many to race, including Malaysian stakes winner Violet (9 wins & $206,267) and 2019’s $150,000 Adelaide Magic’s graduate, now 3YO, Outlaws Revenge (4-3:0:1 $127,600).  Tellingly, the filly was purchased by Ryan Balfour, the trainer of Outlaws Revenge.  PALENTINO was a dual Group 1 winner on the track and his oldest are now 2YO’s. The imposing chestnut has been well supported by breeders - covering books of 112 (2017), 155 (2018), 145 (2019) & 146 (2020) during his four years at stud.

 

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Bred to be a champion

Ally Lloyd Zoe Lloyd Maddy Lloyd 😳

Stunning

This is one folly l would love to have

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