Clear Mountain Fairview’s first class equine services were highlighted on Saturday July 4 as graduates of their breaking-in and education program saluted across the State.
A metropolitan winning double at the Sunshine Coast kicked off the successful day as Feltre and Iona Fast One collected the winner’s cheque in their respective races.
Feltre was born, broken-in and educated at Clear Mountain Fairview under the careful supervision of stud manager Mick Frappell before heading to his current stable of Lyn Tipper.
Although being passed in at the 2012 Magic Millions QTIS Yearling Sale, the breeders, Bill Andrews and John Andrews made the decision to race Feltre and the outcome has proven to be fruitful.
The four-year-old gelding that has not been out of the money since kicking off his racing career just 18 months ago, has recorded five wins and six placings from 11 starts and amassed over $116,000 in earnings.
Fellow metropolitan winner Iona Fast One collected the honours in the last race on the card overcoming the outside barrier over the 1000 metre journey to give connections an unexpected thrill.
It was also an unexpected win for the bookies as the five-year-old gelding paid a hefty $26.
Iona Fast One was broken-in and educated at Clear Mountain Fairview and also returns to the stud’s racehorse spelling facility between race preps.
The recent win was the grey sprint star’s fifth win for connections and a total prizemoney pool a notch under six figures.
The winners continued on the Great Dividing Range at Clifford Park Racecourse with 50 per cent of the winners on the card being educated at Clear Mountain Fairview; Sweet and Savage, Vainqueur and Man of Law.
Vainqueur and Man of Law gave local trainer Matt Kropp a winning double, rounding out a triumphant weekend for Kropp as he collected four winners and a second from seven runners.
With seasoned hoop Gary Geran aboard, Vainqueur broke his maiden status to give his string of female owners a memorable night.
The three-year-old gelding was purchased as a yearling at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale and arrived at Clear Mountain Fairview for a short spell before being broken-in and educated in preparation for his successful racing career.
Although time has been a key factor in Vainqueur’s racing career to date, he has now shown connections his potential after his successful stint over the 1625 metre journey.
Kropp and Geran produced back-to-back wins on the Clifford Park card after Man of Law escaped from the ten-horse field and recorded a two and three quarter length victory, pulling away as he hit the line.
Man of Law demonstrated his raw ability to the string of owners in The Last Stride Power syndicate since being purchased by syndicate manager David Silver at the 2013 Magic Millions Horses In Training Sale.
The team at Clear Mountain Fairview guided Man of Law through pre-training and further education before he commenced his racing career in March 2014.
The Last Stride Power syndicate celebrated the strong maiden win at Clifford Park and are saddled up for an exciting ride when Man of Law next hits the track.
The three-year-old gelding also spends his holidays strolling through the green pastures at Clear Mountain Fairview enjoying a relaxing recovery between preps.
The Ben Currie-trained Sweet and Savage also spent time in the Clear Mountain Fairview breaking program after she was purchased as a yearling at the 2012 Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Sweet and Savage was the first winner of the evening and no doubt for Ben’s most important owner, his little sister, Brooke, who is currently enjoying a holiday abroad and was unable to be trackside for the mare’s third career win.
Stud manager Mick Frappell was thrilled with the success of Saturday’s runners which included the double at metropolitan level.
“It was great to watch each and every winner on Saturday, especially when the list of winners kept growing as the day progressed,” stud manager Mick Frappell said.
“To have two of our breaker graduates succeed at the metropolitan meeting was great and no doubt a lot of fun for the winning connections.
“And to have worked on three out of the six possible winners at Clifford Park was also a great achievement and highlights the hard working and dedicated team I have at Clear Mountain Fairview.
“We pride ourselves on turning out a well polished premium product and the results are speaking for themselves as see winners being turned out week-after-week.
“It’s a strong finish to the racing season and an exciting start to the next,” Frappell said.