SIDESTEP (AUS)(Exceed and Excel-Dextrous, by Quest for Fame)
Telemon Thoroughbreds, QLD. Fee: $16,500 Payment on live foal

Sidestep Overview

One of Australia’s most exciting young stallions, Sidestep was crowned Champion First Season Sire of Australia after a superb season headed by the dazzling Group 1 Golden Slipper victory of his daughter Kiamichi.

After also simultaneously heading the first season standings in France, to where he shuttled following his retirement as Australia's Champion 2YO colt, in 2019 Sidestep was strongly supported by breeders from around Australia, improving his ratio of stakes-winning mares tenfold compared to the previous season.

Among his coterie of high class matings last season were 10 from Darley, including the dam of Golden Slipper heroine Kiamichi, an unequivocal endorsement of just how highly rated Sidestep is by his owner-breeders.

The only champion 2YO by Exceed and Excel, whose star has never burned brighter, the results of 2019's quality matings will see Sidestep – already the sire of six individual stakes horses – represented by high class 2YOs when this season’s covers are yearlings.

Not all leading 2YOs train on to be competitive at the highest level as 3YOs, however Sidestep not only captured the Gr2 Royal Sovereign Stakes in his sophomore year, he defeated Gr1 winners Bounding Away and Chautauqua (one of the world's greatest sprinters) in the process.

In a continuing arrangement with Darley, Sidestep will stand the 2020 season at Queensland’s Telemon Thoroughbreds at a fee of $16,500 including GST with his offspring eligible for the lucrative QTIS bonus scheme. Ideally suited to the lucrative QTIS 2YO and 3YO incentives, where winners of a QTIS Saturday metropolitan race earn almost $80,000 (fillies), breeding to Sidestep offers breeders the best of both worlds: a colt or filly with strong sales potential, or one with the capacity to earn big returns on the racetrack.

By a sire that yearling buyers and breeders can't get enough of, and one of three individual Gr1 performers out of his dam Dextrous from the immediate family of champion mare Emancipation, Sidestep ticks every possible box for breeders in 2020. At $16,500, with no payment due until there is a live foal, he offers unrivalled value by any yardstick.

Sidestep Pedigree

EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
b. 2000
DANEHILL (USA)
b. 1986
DANZIG
b. 1977
NORTHERN DANCER
PAS DE NOM
RAZYANA
b. 1981
HIS MAJESTY
SPRING ADIEU
PATRONA (USA)
ch. 1994
LOMOND
b. 1980
NORTHERN DANCER
MY CHARMER
GLADIOLUS
ch. 1974
WATCH YOUR STEP
BACK BRITCHES
DEXTROUS (AUS)
b. 1999
QUEST FOR FAME (GB)
br. 1987
RAINBOW QUEST
b. 1981
BLUSHING GROOM
I WILL FOLLOW
ARYENNE
br. 1977
GREEN DANCER
AMERICAINE
MANY HANDS (AUS)
b. 1988
HANDY PROVERB
b. 1982
TWIG MOSS
SUMMER CREST
DELIBERATION
br. 1982
SHIFWAY
AMMO GIRL
All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees

Sidestep Progeny

SIDESTEP Champion 2YO Colt in Australia in 2012-13. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, A$1,343,500, ATC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, Pago Pago S., Gr.2, Darby Munro S., L, 2d ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Fireball S., L, Canberra RC Black Opal S., L, 3d MRC Merson Cooper S., L, 4th ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, San Domenico S., Gr.3. He entered stud in Aust. in 2015. Leading Aust. First Season Sire in 2018-19. Sire of 157 progeny to race, 75 winners (47.0%), earnings of over $6.3 million, 3 stakes winners, 4 stakes placegetters, inc.


KIAMICHI (16f, Canny Lad, Vain). Champion 2YO Filly in Australia in 2018-19.3 wins at 2, A$2,368,750, ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Magic Night S., Gr.3, Girls Day Out 2YO H., 2d ATC Roadwork Solutions 2YO H., 3d ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Light Fingers S., Gr.2, 4th ATC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.2, PJ Bell S., Gr.3.

REAL APPEAL (17g, Green Desert, Mark of Esteem). 3 wins at 2, €80,815, Maisons-Laffitte Prix La Fleche, L, Chantilly Prix du Soleil de Bretagne, 3d Leopardstown Sovereign Path H., 4th Curragh S., L.

STEP BY STEP (17c, Acatenango, Kings Lake). 3 wins at 2200m, 2400m in 2020, €76,280, Toulouse Derby du Languedoc, L, 2d ParisLongchamp Prix de Lutece, Gr.3, 3d ParisLongchamp Prix Chaudenay, Gr.2.

Wheels on Fire (17c, Street Sense, Encosta de Lago). Winner at 2, 2d Vichy Prix du Haras de Bouquetot-Jacques Bouchara, L, 3d Doncaster Flying Childers S., Gr.2.

Best Lightning (18c, Big Shuffle, Solarstern). 2 wins at 2 in 2020, 2d Chantilly Prix Herod, L.

Gold Step (17f, Kendor, Far North). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m to 2020, Chantilly Prix du Bois Saint-Denis, 3d Deauville Prix Zeddaan, L, Prix d'Etretat.

Lindy Lou (17f, Kingsalsa, Giant's Causeway). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m to 2020, 2d Deauville Prix Priolo, Prix Helen Street, 3d Cagnes-Midi Prix de la Californie, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Reine du Chant, 4th Chantilly Prix Montenica, L, ParisLongchamp Prix de Saint-Cyr, L.

Sidefish Fal (17f, Mizzen Mast, Empire Maker). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1300m to 1900m to 2020, Casablanca Prix Des Eleveurs.

Longbottom (16f, Orpen, Rory's Jester). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m to 2019-20, A$194,995, BRC TAB 2YO H., 2d Scone RC Inglis 2YO Challenge, ATC Redeye Constructions H., Gosford RC Tooheys H., GCTC Davo's Crane Hire H., 3d ATC Exceedance at Vinery H., Grunt Standing at Yulong H., QE Foods Classic H.

Theleme (17g, Okawango, Cadeaux Genereux). 3 wins at 1900m, 3600m in 2020, €153,330, Auteuil Prix Cambaceres Hurdle, Prix Georges de Talhouet-Roy Hurdle, 2d Auteuil Prix des Platanes Hurdle.

Autumnal (17f, Three Valleys, Faustus). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m to 2020, Maisons-Laffitte Prix des Petrons.

Surreal Step (16g, Wonderful World, Blues Traveller). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2020-21, A$211,885, ATC Rosehill Bowling Club H., Darley Stallions H., Cranbourne TC Vale Mikaela Claridge P., 2d ATC Casino Prince at Vinery H., Newcastle JC Guardian Safety Solutions H., 3d MRC Clanbrooke Racing 2YO H.

Artful Master (17g, Desert Style, Take Risks). 2 wins at 2300m, 2700m in 2020, Chantilly Prix de Chanteclerc.

Larkham (16g, Artie Schiller, Zeditave). 2 wins at 1000m, 1050m to 2020-21, SAJC Holdfast Insurance H., Nuggets Bucks Show H., 3d SAJC Anzac Day H.

Stock Legend (16g, Waajib, Rassendyll). 2 wins at 1200m in 2020-21, HKJC Sam Chuk H., Shek Lei Pui H., 3d HKJC Shouson Hill H., Orchid H.

Grey on Post (17f, Spectrum, Linamix). Winner at 1200m in 2020, Milan Premio Gerecon, 3d Milan Premio Ancilla Ferrario, Premio Daniele Porcu.

Bogogno (17c, Harbour Watch, Oratorio). Winner at 1800m in 2020, Milan Premio Scuderia Belforte, 3d Milan Premio Razza di Besnate.

Obvious Step (17f, Magic Albert, Rory's Jester). Winner at 2 in 2019-20, ATC Grunt Standing at Yulong 2YO H.

Red Fifty (17f, Gentlewave, Fasliyev). Winner at 1200m in 2020, Chantilly Prix du Sagittaire, 2d Chantilly Prix du Bois Saint-Denis, 3d Chantilly Prix de la Route Papillon, Prix de la Route des Pins.

Seven Songs (17c, Samum, Zieten). Winner at 1300m in 2020, Chantilly Prix de l'Allee du Mail.

Ideal King (17g, Singspiel, Mt. Livermore). Winner at 1900m in 2021, Chantilly Prix de la Fontaine Saint-Gervais, 2d Chantilly Prix du Chemin de Hallage.

Evita la Vie (16f, Flying Spur, Rory's Jester). Winner at 1800m in 2020-21, BRC TAB Venue Mode P., 2d BRC XXXX Dry H., Mount Franklin P., 3d BRC TAB Venue Mode P.

Sidekiss (16g, Hennessy, Polish Patriot). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m to 2020-21, A$82,540, 3d BRC Teddy Bears Picnic Raceday 2YO H., Eva Air H.

Easy Campese (17g, Oratorio, Jeune). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1450m to 2020-21, A$86,760, 2d ATC Sky Racing Active H., Canterbury League Club 2YO H., 4th ATC Dulcify H., L.

Maavah (17f, Haafhd, Kingmambo). Winner at 1400m in 2020, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Cappiello, Prix Gris Perle.

Vinci Per Noi (17c, Titus Livius, Ashkalani). Winner at 2, 3d Milan Premio Palazzo Marino.

Ilyouchkine (17c, Hold That Tiger, Best of the Bests). Winner at 2, 2d Madrid Gran Premio Cimera.

Mint Strip (16g, Lightnin n Thunder, Devil's Bag). Winner at 1000m in 2020-21, 3d SCTC Access Insulation H.

Tango Stepz (16f, Pure Theatre, Green Dancer). Winner at 900m in 2019-20, 3d Scone RC Inglis 2YO Challenge, ATC TAB Highway H.-twice.

Side Coco Fal (17f, Smarty Jones, Mt. Livermore). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 2400m to 2021.

Sidestep Acceptances

2021-12-08T00:00:00+13:00: 14:55, Race 2, ATC Vinery Maiden H. (1100m) $50,000; 4yo g Surround Step (Sidestep-Jade Tiger by Tiger Hill (IRE))
2021-12-09T00:00:00+13:00: 12:57, Race 1, Mackay TC TAB Long May We Play Maiden 2YO H. (1050m) $20,500; 2yo f Thinkicangiddyupgo (Sidestep-Queen Katharine by Pluck (USA))
2021-12-09T00:00:00+13:00: 14:10, Race 1, Queanbeyan RC Mark Hallam & Sons Builder Maiden H. (1460m) $24,000; 4yo g All About Ollie (Sidestep-Our Sassy Girl by Show A Heart)

Sidestep 1-2-3 Results

05/12/2021: Redwinelover () 3yo f (Sidestep-Star of Destiny by Power Of Destiny);
3rd Murray Bridge RC Ridley's Earthmoving Maiden P., $21,800 900m, earning $2,225
05/12/2021: Grafton Avenue () 5yo g (Sidestep-Empress Regnant by Antonius Pius (USA));
3rd Murray Bridge RC Murray Bridge Club H., $21,800 1400m, earning $2,225
01/12/2021: Obvious Step () 4yo f (Sidestep-State the Obvious by Magic Albert);
1st ATC First Justify Yearlings H., $50,000 1600m, earning $22,000
01/12/2021: Inthelapofthegods () 5yo g (Sidestep-Otarama (NZ) by Gold Brose);
2nd Geelong RC Bet365 Odds Drift Protect H., $35,000 2200m, earning $6,300
19/11/2021: Sidekiss () 5yo g (Sidestep-Sun Kisses by Hennessy (USA));
3rd Clarence River JC Book Xmas Race Day Marqee H., $24,000 1400m, earning $2,300
15/11/2021: Cyclone Diva () 4yo f (Sidestep-Multifocal by Rothesay);
1st Lockyer RC G Elliot & B Faulkner Memorial H., $17,000 1100m, earning $9,450
14/11/2021: Elusive Ten (NZ) () 3yo f (Sidestep-Prime Appeal (NZ) by Savabeel);
2nd Waverley RC PGG Wrightson, T Andrews Maiden S., $12,000 1200m, earning $2,160
13/11/2021: Larkham () 5yo g (Sidestep-Last Stance (NZ) by Artie Schiller (USA));
1st SAJC RSL Care SA Romani H., $40,250 1000m, earning $21,125
05/11/2021: Inthelapofthegods () 5yo g (Sidestep-Otarama (NZ) by Gold Brose);
2nd Warrnambool RC Fitzmedia H., $25,000 2350m, earning $4,250
02/11/2021: Winside () 4yo f (Sidestep-She's All Ours by All Bar One);
2nd GCTC RBC Group H., $22,000 900m, earning $3,900
02/11/2021: C'Mon Reg () 4yo g (Sidestep-Stand By Your Man by Nuclear Freeze (USA));
3rd Illawarra TC TAB H., $35,000 1600m, earning $3,200
02/11/2021: Upside () 5yo m (Sidestep-Upinahms by Brahms (USA));
2nd Muswellbrook RC Remington H., $24,000 1000m, earning $4,440
02/11/2021: Spanish Angels () 2yo f (Sidestep-Maxy Legs by Strategic);
2nd SCTC Global Turf Maiden 2YO P., $24,000 1000m, earning $4,100
30/10/2021: Easy Campese () 4yo g (Sidestep-Up and Over by Oratorio (IRE));
3rd ATC Schweppes H., $130,000 1500m, earning $12,200
26/10/2021: Butch'n'bugs () 5yo g (Sidestep-Phar Too Fast by Dane Shadow);
1st Hawkesbury RC Irresistible Pools & Spas H., $35,000 1300m, earning $16,740
24/10/2021: Wiki () 4yo g (Sidestep-Minnesota Jewel by Anabaa (USA));
1st Port Macquarie RC John Oxley Motors Maiden P., $24,000 1512m, earning $12,280
23/10/2021: Spanish Angels () 2yo f (Sidestep-Maxy Legs by Strategic);
3rd BRC Lexus 2YO P., $125,000 1110m, earning $11,250
23/10/2021: Winside () 4yo f (Sidestep-She's All Ours by All Bar One);
3rd BRC Springsocial.com.au H., $55,000 1050m, earning $5,000
23/10/2021: Sidekiss () 5yo g (Sidestep-Sun Kisses by Hennessy (USA));
3rd GCTC Palms Super Saturday H., $22,000 1100m, earning $2,100
22/10/2021: Elusive Eagle () 5yo g (Sidestep-Stravinsky's Image (USA) by Stravinsky (USA));
1st Cootamundra TC Hunt & McTavish H., $26,000 1100m, earning $13,440
22/10/2021: Inthelapofthegods () 5yo g (Sidestep-Otarama (NZ) by Gold Brose);
1st Echuca RC Signarama Echuca-Moama H., $25,000 2100m, earning $13,750
22/10/2021: Mint Strip () 5yo g (Sidestep-Little McCall (USA) by Lightnin N Thunder (USA));
2nd SCTC Bathersby Legal H., $22,000 1000m, earning $3,900
16/10/2021: Mister Quickstep () 4yo g (Sidestep-Suzy's Daughter by Perugino (USA));
2nd Stanthorpe JC Maiden P., $10,000 1000m, earning $2,000
15/10/2021: Sidewalk () 4yo g (Sidestep-Aussie Secret by Aussie Rules (USA));
3rd Ipswich TC Hospital Foundation Go Pink H., $25,000 1200m, earning $2,400
15/10/2021: Wiki () 4yo g (Sidestep-Minnesota Jewel by Anabaa (USA));
2nd Taree RC XXXX Gold Maiden H., $24,000 1400m, earning $4,440
11/10/2021: Sapphire Step () 4yo f (Sidestep-Mossletta by Mossman);
3rd Tamworth JC Courthouse Hotel H., $24,000 1200m, earning $2,300
09/10/2021: Spanish Angels () 2yo f (Sidestep-Maxy Legs by Strategic);
3rd BRC Lexus 2YO P., $105,000 1000m, earning $10,500
09/10/2021: Paavo () 5yo g (Sidestep-Lonrose by Lonhro);
1st Port Macquarie RC Long May We Play H., $24,000 2000m, earning $12,280
07/10/2021: Lionsteps () 4yo f (Sidestep-Cordelion by Lion Heart (USA));
1st Armidale JC Owen & Fiveash Building H., $24,000 1100m, earning $12,280
04/10/2021: Winside () 4yo f (Sidestep-She's All Ours by All Bar One);
1st Muswellbrook RC Coastline Pools & Spa H., $24,000 900m, earning $12,280
02/10/2021: Mister Quickstep () 4yo g (Sidestep-Suzy's Daughter by Perugino (USA));
3rd Toowoomba TC Pryde's Easifeed Easilyte Maiden H., $22,000 1050m, earning $2,100
02/10/2021: Outastep () 5yo m (Sidestep-Ferguson by Danasinga);
3rd Toowoomba TC Tricare Willow Glen Maiden H., $22,000 1050m, earning $2,100
01/10/2021: Scalded () 5yo m (Sidestep-Truly Ablaze by Statue Of Liberty (USA));
1st Moruya JC AMH Moruya Showcase H., $30,000 1200m, earning $15,100
24/09/2021: Inthelapofthegods () 5yo g (Sidestep-Otarama (NZ) by Gold Brose);
2nd Coleraine RC Green Triangle Finance H., $25,000 2250m, earning $4,250
24/09/2021: Mint Strip () 5yo g (Sidestep-Little McCall (USA) by Lightnin N Thunder (USA));
1st SCTC Blue Hope H., $25,000 1000m, earning $14,000
21/09/2021: Patti Waggin () 4yo g (Sidestep-Patti by King of Kings (IRE));
3rd GCTC Pryde's Easifeed Cube Maiden H., $19,000 1650m, earning $1,700
18/09/2021: Larkham () 5yo g (Sidestep-Last Stance (NZ) by Artie Schiller (USA));
3rd SAJC Spring Racing H., $44,750 1050m, earning $3,625
17/09/2021: Evita la Vie () 5yo m (Sidestep-Annie La Vie by Flying Spur);
2nd BRC Ibis Brisbane Airport Hotel H., $35,000 1800m, earning $6,400
16/09/2021: Step 'n' Dollars () 5yo g (Sidestep-Amelia Dollars by Testa Rossa);
2nd Narromine TC Soul Food Depot & Gallery P., $24,000 1600m, earning $4,440
14/09/2021: Winside () 4yo f (Sidestep-She's All Ours by All Bar One);
1st Taree RC Chill Out Mobile Coolrooms H., $24,000 1000m, earning $12,280
13/09/2021: Jac the Great () 5yo m (Sidestep-Gemini Miss by Encosta de Lago);
1st Moruya JC Twinstar Racing H., $24,000 1425m, earning $12,280
12/09/2021: Sapphire Step () 4yo f (Sidestep-Mossletta by Mossman);
2nd Coff's Harbour RC Pier Hotel H., $24,000 1000m, earning $4,440
11/09/2021: Outastep () 5yo m (Sidestep-Ferguson by Danasinga);
3rd Goondiwindi RC Thanks Tom Biggers Maiden P., $9,000 1000m, earning $850
10/09/2021: Scalded () 5yo m (Sidestep-Truly Ablaze by Statue Of Liberty (USA));
3rd Shoalhaven City TC Bomaderry Bowling Club H., $24,000 1000m, earning $2,300
08/09/2021: Evita la Vie () 5yo m (Sidestep-Annie La Vie by Flying Spur);
3rd BRC TAB Venue Mode H., $35,000 1800m, earning $3,200
08/09/2021: Prince of Helena () 5yo g (Sidestep-Lady Of Helena (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
3rd MRC Ladbrokes Easy Form H., $50,000 1300m, earning $4,500
07/09/2021: Inthelapofthegods () 5yo g (Sidestep-Otarama (NZ) by Gold Brose);
2nd Pakenham RC Sportsbet Set a Limit H., $25,000 2200m, earning $4,250
06/09/2021: Wiki () 4yo g (Sidestep-Minnesota Jewel by Anabaa (USA));
3rd Port Macquarie RC Craig Chapman Building Maiden H., $24,000 1200m, earning $2,300
04/09/2021: Paavo () 5yo g (Sidestep-Lonrose by Lonhro);
3rd Clarence River JC Coutts Crossing Tav Cup H., $15,000 1710m, earning $1,340
04/09/2021: Musical Girl () 4yo f (Sidestep-Rocking Rhonda by Redoute's Choice);
3rd Mareeba TC Quality Sheds H., $9,300 1500m, earning $900
04/09/2021: Larkham () 5yo g (Sidestep-Last Stance (NZ) by Artie Schiller (USA));
3rd SAJC Aust Legacy Week Appeal H., $54,750 1000m, earning $4,425
04/09/2021: Patti Waggin () 4yo g (Sidestep-Patti by King of Kings (IRE));
2nd Toowoomba TC G Brown Shelving & Storage Maiden H., $22,000 1650m, earning $3,900
29/08/2021: Longbottom () 5yo m (Sidestep-Orphrey by Orpen (USA));
2nd Wyong RC Carlton Gold Cup Fri 3/9 H., $35,000 1000m, earning $6,000
28/08/2021: Stepping Up () 3yo f (Sidestep-Perfect Alibi by Iglesia);
3rd Cairns JC Great Northern Brewing Co. H., $25,000 1250m, earning $2,400
28/08/2021: It's in My Blood () 4yo f (Sidestep-Footprintinthesand by Footstepsinthesand (GB));
1st Gunnedah JC My Country Maiden P., $5,000 1000m, earning $3,400
26/08/2021: C'Mon Reg () 4yo g (Sidestep-Stand By Your Man by Nuclear Freeze (USA));
1st Murrumbidgee TC Royans Wagga Showcase P., $30,000 1600m, earning $15,100
25/08/2021: Mint Strip () 5yo g (Sidestep-Little McCall (USA) by Lightnin N Thunder (USA));
3rd Ipswich TC Events & Entertainment H., $22,000 1100m, earning $2,100
22/08/2021: Evita la Vie () 5yo m (Sidestep-Annie La Vie by Flying Spur);
2nd SCTC Sky Racing H., $22,000 1600m, earning $3,900
22/08/2021: Mondial Express () 5yo g (Sidestep-Mondial Dame by Honours List (IRE));
1st Tamworth JC Tab.com.au Maiden H., $24,000 1400m, earning $12,280
19/08/2021: Butch'n'bugs () 5yo g (Sidestep-Phar Too Fast by Dane Shadow);
2nd Hawkesbury RC Darrin Voss Memorial H., $50,000 1300m, earning $9,050
08/08/2021: Musical Girl () 4yo f (Sidestep-Rocking Rhonda by Redoute's Choice);
1st Atherton TC Expressway Signs H., $7,450 1400m, earning $5,000
07/08/2021: Step 'n' Dollars () 5yo g (Sidestep-Amelia Dollars by Testa Rossa);
1st Coonamble JC Dad & Dave Turf H., $5,000 1400m, earning $3,400
06/08/2021: Mondial Express () 5yo g (Sidestep-Mondial Dame by Honours List (IRE));
2nd Tamworth JC D Gibbons Leading Apprentice Maiden H., $24,000 1400m, earning $4,440
05/08/2021: In a Step () 5yo m (Sidestep-Time Release by Switch In Time (IRE));
3rd Coff's Harbour RC Grant Bastian Memorial H., $30,000 1005m, earning $2,800
02/08/2021: Butch'n'bugs () 5yo g (Sidestep-Phar Too Fast by Dane Shadow);
2nd Gundagai-Adelong RC Tooheys Extra Dry H., $24,000 1180m, earning $4,440
01/08/2021: C'Mon Reg () 4yo g (Sidestep-Stand By Your Man by Nuclear Freeze (USA));
1st Illawarra TC Kevin Moses Maiden H., $35,000 1500m, earning $16,740
31/07/2021: Steplee () 4yo g (Sidestep-Marlee Dancer by Marwina);
1st Muswellbrook RC Security Services H., $24,000 1500m, earning $12,280
28/07/2021: Redwinelover () 2yo f (Sidestep-Star of Destiny by Power Of Destiny);
3rd Balaklava RC Taylors Wines Maiden P., $21,800 1050m, earning $2,225
27/07/2021: McNair (NZ) () 3yo g (Sidestep-Star Class Eagle by Domesday);
1st Taree RC Manningvalleyraceclub.com H., $24,000 1600m, earning $12,280
25/07/2021: Inthelapofthegods () 4yo g (Sidestep-Otarama (NZ) by Gold Brose);
1st Warracknabeal TC Emmett's & John Deere Maiden P., $23,000 1610m, earning $12,650
24/07/2021: Persian King () 4yo g (Sidestep-Shahnameh by War Pass (USA));
2nd Toowoomba TC Ranvet H., $20,000 1200m, earning $3,500
23/07/2021: Tango Stepz () 4yo m (Sidestep-Iguazu Falls by Pure Theatre);
1st Tamworth JC Carlton Dry H., $24,000 1000m, earning $12,280
22/07/2021: In a Step () 4yo m (Sidestep-Time Release by Switch In Time (IRE));
3rd Ballina JC XXXX Gold H., $24,000 1000m, earning $2,300
22/07/2021: C'Mon Reg () 3yo g (Sidestep-Stand By Your Man by Nuclear Freeze (USA));
3rd Illawarra TC Frank Powyer Maiden H., $35,000 1400m, earning $3,200
18/07/2021: Steplee () 3yo g (Sidestep-Marlee Dancer by Marwina);
1st Scone RC Newgate Maiden H., $24,000 1300m, earning $12,280
17/07/2021: Therapy () 4yo m (Sidestep-Shimasani by Royal Academy (USA));
2nd Lismore TC Southside Truck Centre H., $15,000 1210m, earning $2,650
10/07/2021: Tags () 3yo g (Sidestep-Nosey Tycoon by Written Tycoon);
3rd ATC TAB Highway H., $100,000 1400m, earning $9,600
10/07/2021: Persian King () 4yo g (Sidestep-Shahnameh by War Pass (USA));
1st Esk JC Des Moore Memorial H., $8,450 1200m, earning $5,490
09/07/2021: Inthelapofthegods () 4yo g (Sidestep-Otarama (NZ) by Gold Brose);
3rd Sale TC Morning Crew With Gabi & Dan Maiden P., $35,000 1100m, earning $3,150
03/07/2021: Akatino (GER) () 4yo c (Sidestep-Akatina (GER) by Desert Prince (IRE));
3rd Newcastle JC Toronto Workers Club H., $35,000 1880m, earning $3,200
29/06/2021: Knights Raptor () 3yo g (Sidestep-Knights Eagle by Encosta de Lago);
1st Quirindi JC TAB Maiden P., $22,000 1100m, earning $11,200
22/06/2021: Tags () 3yo g (Sidestep-Nosey Tycoon by Written Tycoon);
3rd Hawkesbury RC XXXX Gold H., $35,000 1300m, earning $3,200
22/06/2021: Therapy () 4yo m (Sidestep-Shimasani by Royal Academy (USA));
1st Lismore TC Viva Racing Maiden P., $22,000 1210m, earning $11,200
21/06/2021: Steplee () 3yo g (Sidestep-Marlee Dancer by Marwina);
2nd Muswellbrook RC Two Rivers Wines Country Maiden P., $22,000 1280m, earning $3,900
20/06/2021: Side Bet () 2yo g (Sidestep-Freeze the Charges by Ad Valorem (USA));
2nd Ballarat TC Bartlett Blinds Maiden P., $23,000 1100m, earning $3,910
18/06/2021: McNair (NZ) () 3yo g (Sidestep-Star Class Eagle by Domesday);
1st Coff's Harbour RC C & R Construction Maiden H., $29,400 1200m, earning $20,725
13/06/2021: Prince of Helena () 4yo g (Sidestep-Lady Of Helena (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
2nd Swan Hill JC Swan Hill Cup, $125,000 1600m, earning $22,500
12/06/2021: Mishani Mortal () 3yo f (Sidestep-Mishani Nefertiti by Nothing To Lose (USA));
1st Moranbah RC Smart Stay Maiden P., $16,750 1170m, earning $11,750
11/06/2021: Jac the Great () 4yo m (Sidestep-Gemini Miss by Encosta de Lago);
1st Murrumbidgee TC Lucas & Crawford Asphalting H., $22,000 1300m, earning $11,200
08/06/2021: Tags () 3yo g (Sidestep-Nosey Tycoon by Written Tycoon);
1st Bathurst TC JB Civil Concreting Country P., $22,000 1100m, earning $11,200
07/06/2021: Prince of Helena () 4yo g (Sidestep-Lady Of Helena (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
1st Ballarat TC Porter Plant H., $22,000 1500m, earning $12,100
31/05/2021: McNair (NZ) () 3yo g (Sidestep-Star Class Eagle by Domesday);
2nd Port Macquarie RC De Bortoli Wines Maiden P., $22,000 1000m, earning $3,900
28/05/2021: Therapy () 4yo m (Sidestep-Shimasani by Royal Academy (USA));
2nd Casino RC Wal's Concreting Maiden P., $22,000 1200m, earning $3,900
22/05/2021: Jink and Jive () 4yo m (Sidestep-Amarouge by Red Ransom (USA));
3rd Burdekin RC Burdekin Race Club Maiden P., $8,600 1000m, earning $1,450
22/05/2021: Sidekiss () 4yo g (Sidestep-Sun Kisses by Hennessy (USA));
1st GCTC Men Matter Raceday 26/6 H., $25,000 1200m, earning $14,000
22/05/2021: Grafton Avenue () 4yo g (Sidestep-Empress Regnant by Antonius Pius (USA));
3rd Murray Bridge RC Edinburgh Hotel Social H., $37,250 1200m, earning $3,025
22/05/2021: Persian King () 4yo g (Sidestep-Shahnameh by War Pass (USA));
3rd Toowoomba TC Happy 50th Chris Moore H., $20,000 1110m, earning $1,900
21/05/2021: Jac the Great () 4yo m (Sidestep-Gemini Miss by Encosta de Lago);
2nd Canberra RC Backcharge H., $20,000 1206m, earning $4,000
19/05/2021: Easy Campese () 3yo g (Sidestep-Up and Over by Oratorio (IRE));
1st ATC TAB H., $49,000 1550m, earning $33,525
15/05/2021: Surreal Step () 4yo g (Sidestep-Continua by Wonderful World);
2nd ATC Ortensia S., L, $140,000 1100m, earning $25,500
15/05/2021: Prince of Helena () 4yo g (Sidestep-Lady Of Helena (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
3rd VRC York Trophy H., $75,000 1600m, earning $6,750
09/05/2021: Scalded () 4yo m (Sidestep-Truly Ablaze by Statue Of Liberty (USA));
3rd Goulburn DRC Express Freight H., $22,000 1000m, earning $2,100
07/05/2021: In a Step () 4yo m (Sidestep-Time Release by Switch In Time (IRE));
2nd Clarence River JC Maclean Bowling Club H., $22,000 1025m, earning $3,900
07/05/2021: Cyclone Diva () 3yo f (Sidestep-Multifocal by Rothesay);
3rd Lockyer RC TAB Maiden H., $17,000 860m, earning $1,650
28/02/2021: Hateech () 4yo m (Sidestep-Scatcat by Shaft);
1st Balaklava RC Agfert H., $21,800 1050m, earning $10,625
27/02/2021: Tango Stepz () 4yo m (Sidestep-Iguazu Falls by Pure Theatre);
3rd ATC TAB Highway H., $75,000 1000m, earning $7,750
27/02/2021: Butch'n'bugs () 4yo g (Sidestep-Phar Too Fast by Dane Shadow);
3rd Newcastle JC Master Builders Association H., $35,000 1600m, earning $3,200
27/02/2021: Prince of Helena () 4yo g (Sidestep-Lady Of Helena (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
1st Wangaratta TC Rob Stribley Transport H., $35,000 1300m, earning $19,250
25/02/2021: Evita la Vie () 4yo m (Sidestep-Annie La Vie by Flying Spur);
1st BRC TAB Venue Mode Maiden P., $35,000 1800m, earning $19,800
23/02/2021: Musical Girl () 3yo f (Sidestep-Rocking Rhonda by Redoute's Choice);
1st Cairns JC Clarke Trenching Maiden H., $18,500 1250m, earning $10,400
23/02/2021: Wiki () 3yo g (Sidestep-Minnesota Jewel by Anabaa (USA));
3rd Tamworth JC Luke Morgan Breaking Maiden H., $22,000 1600m, earning $2,100
23/02/2021: Sapphire Step () 3yo f (Sidestep-Mossletta by Mossman);
2nd Tamworth JC Craig Martin Racing H., $22,000 1200m, earning $3,900
21/02/2021: Evasive Light () 4yo m (Sidestep-Play of Light by King of Kings (IRE));
3rd Lockyer RC Lockyer Valley Painting Maiden P., $17,000 1100m, earning $1,650
20/02/2021: Obvious Step () 3yo f (Sidestep-State the Obvious by Magic Albert);
3rd Newcastle JC Prosperity Advisers Group H., $35,000 1300m, earning $3,200
20/02/2021: Larkham () 4yo g (Sidestep-Last Stance (NZ) by Artie Schiller (USA));
1st SAJC Holdfast Insurance H., $37,250 1050m, earning $19,475
17/02/2021: Side Eye () 3yo g (Sidestep-American Patriot by All American);
2nd Te Aroha JC Apparelmaster Waikato Maiden S., $10,000 1400m, earning $1,500
14/02/2021: Tags () 3yo g (Sidestep-Nosey Tycoon by Written Tycoon);
1st Dubbo TC Ezyquip Hire H., $22,000 1300m, earning $11,200
11/02/2021: Prince of Helena () 4yo g (Sidestep-Lady Of Helena (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
3rd Murrumbidgee TC Newhaven Ctry Championship Preview H., $25,000 1200m, earning $2,400
08/02/2021: Upside () 4yo m (Sidestep-Upinahms by Brahms (USA));
1st Muswellbrook RC First Churchill Yearlings H., $22,000 1000m, earning $11,200
07/02/2021: Wiki () 3yo g (Sidestep-Minnesota Jewel by Anabaa (USA));
2nd Port Macquarie RC John Oxley Motors Maiden P., $22,000 1500m, earning $3,900
07/02/2021: Elusive Eagle () 4yo g (Sidestep-Stravinsky's Image (USA) by Stravinsky (USA));
1st Port Macquarie RC MNCRA Championships Preview H., $22,000 1200m, earning $11,200
06/02/2021: Sapphire Step () 3yo f (Sidestep-Mossletta by Mossman);
1st Walcha JC Productive Pasture Solutions H., $8,000 1200m, earning $4,025
05/02/2021: Patti Waggin () 3yo g (Sidestep-Patti by King of Kings (IRE));
3rd SCTC Drysdale Funerals Maiden P., $22,000 1400m, earning $2,100
04/02/2021: Tango Stepz () 4yo m (Sidestep-Iguazu Falls by Pure Theatre);
2nd Gosford RC Coregas H., $35,000 1000m, earning $6,000
31/01/2021: Side Eye () 3yo g (Sidestep-American Patriot by All American);
3rd Counties RC Fiber Fresh Maiden S., $10,000 1400m, earning $700
30/01/2021: Sidewalk () 3yo g (Sidestep-Aussie Secret by Aussie Rules (USA));
1st Tamworth JC Bassy Don't Marry the Maiden P., $11,760 1000m, earning $11,475
28/01/2021: Evita la Vie () 4yo m (Sidestep-Annie La Vie by Flying Spur);
2nd BRC Mount Franklin Maiden P., $35,000 1400m, earning $6,400
28/01/2021: Upside () 4yo m (Sidestep-Upinahms by Brahms (USA));
2nd Scone RC 9 Days Until Inglis2021 H., $22,000 900m, earning $3,900
27/01/2021: Butch'n'bugs () 4yo g (Sidestep-Phar Too Fast by Dane Shadow);
2nd Gosford RC Entrance Leagues Club H., $32,300 1600m, earning $6,000
23/01/2021: Tags () 3yo g (Sidestep-Nosey Tycoon by Written Tycoon);
1st Parkes JC Choices Flooring Maiden H., $22,000 1200m, earning $11,200
22/01/2021: Elusive Eagle () 4yo g (Sidestep-Stravinsky's Image (USA) by Stravinsky (USA));
1st Port Macquarie RC Prime7 Local News H., $22,000 1100m, earning $11,200
20/01/2021: Side Eye () 3yo g (Sidestep-American Patriot by All American);
2nd Waikato RC Valachi Downs-At Barn C Maiden S., $10,000 1400m, earning $1,500
18/01/2021: King Tat () 4yo g (Sidestep-Ta Ta Tatiana by Carry The Crown (CAN));
3rd Queanbeyan RC Tourist Hotel Maiden P., $20,560 1600m, earning $2,100
17/01/2021: Mint Strip () 4yo g (Sidestep-Little McCall (USA) by Lightnin N Thunder (USA));
2nd SCTC Travis Schultz & Partners H., $22,000 1000m, earning $3,900
15/01/2021: Butch'n'bugs () 4yo g (Sidestep-Phar Too Fast by Dane Shadow);
3rd Gosford RC Pirtek Central Coast H., $35,000 1600m, earning $3,200
14/01/2021: Evita la Vie () 4yo m (Sidestep-Annie La Vie by Flying Spur);
2nd BRC XXXX Dry Maiden H., $35,000 1400m, earning $6,400
12/01/2021: Persian King () 4yo g (Sidestep-Shahnameh by War Pass (USA));
1st Lockyer RC Riding for Abbie H., $17,000 1100m, earning $9,450
10/01/2021: C'Mon Reg () 3yo g (Sidestep-Stand By Your Man by Nuclear Freeze (USA));
3rd Shoalhaven City TC H Q Insurance Maiden H., $21,560 1400m, earning $2,100
09/01/2021: Sidekiss () 4yo g (Sidestep-Sun Kisses by Hennessy (USA));
1st Ipswich TC Sirromet H., $22,000 1350m, earning $12,200
08/01/2021: Elusive Eagle () 4yo g (Sidestep-Stravinsky's Image (USA) by Stravinsky (USA));
1st Port Macquarie RC Carlton Dry H., $22,000 1100m, earning $11,200
03/01/2021: Sidewalk () 3yo g (Sidestep-Aussie Secret by Aussie Rules (USA));
2nd Gilgandra JC Secretary Anne Hall Maiden P., $21,560 1100m, earning $3,900
31/12/2020: C'Mon Reg () 3yo g (Sidestep-Stand By Your Man by Nuclear Freeze (USA));
3rd Shoalhaven City TC TAB Long May We Play Maiden P., $21,560 1200m, earning $2,100
14/09/2020: Paavo () 4yo g (Sidestep-Lonrose by Lonhro);
1st Tamworth JC Thrifty Car Rental H., $22,000 1600m, earning $11,200
08/09/2020: Lionsteps () 3yo f (Sidestep-Cordelion by Lion Heart (USA));
2nd Scone RC Yarraman Park Maiden H., $22,000 1100m, earning $3,900
03/09/2020: Scalded () 4yo f (Sidestep-Truly Ablaze by Statue Of Liberty (USA));
1st Albury RC Twin City Truck Centre H., $22,000 1175m, earning $11,200
29/08/2020: The Juke () 4yo g (Sidestep-Lohgairo by Lonhro);
1st Port Macquarie RC Great Northern Brewing Co Maiden P., $12,000 1512m, earning $5,850
28/08/2020: Inthelapofthegods () 4yo g (Sidestep-Otarama (NZ) by Gold Brose);
2nd Pakenham RC Sandown Lodge Maiden P., $35,000 1400m, earning $6,300
26/08/2020: Easy Campese () 3yo c (Sidestep-Up and Over by Oratorio (IRE));
2nd ATC Sky Racing Active H., $50,000 1550m, earning $8,950
25/08/2020: Lionsteps () 3yo f (Sidestep-Cordelion by Lion Heart (USA));
2nd Scone RC Coolmore Maiden P., $22,000 900m, earning $3,900
21/08/2020: Prince of Helena () 4yo g (Sidestep-Lady Of Helena (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
3rd Bendigo JC Smartline Finance H., $35,000 1300m, earning $3,150
21/08/2020: In a Step () 4yo f (Sidestep-Time Release by Switch In Time (IRE));
1st Taree RC Horsepower H., $22,000 1000m, earning $11,200
19/08/2020: Hateech () 4yo f (Sidestep-Scatcat by Shaft);
1st Gawler & Barossa JC Specsavers Gawler H., $18,000 1100m, earning $9,900
18/08/2020: Scalded () 4yo f (Sidestep-Truly Ablaze by Statue Of Liberty (USA));
1st Albury RC Gazebo & Shade Centre Maiden P., $22,000 1175m, earning $11,200
14/08/2020: Easy Campese () 3yo c (Sidestep-Up and Over by Oratorio (IRE));
1st Goulburn DRC Markey Saddlery H., $22,000 1425m, earning $11,200
14/08/2020: Miss Twilight () 4yo f (Sidestep-Phenomenal Lass by Country Reel (USA));
1st Goulburn DRC J Pride Trainer of the Year H., $22,000 1225m, earning $11,200
10/08/2020: Inthelapofthegods () 4yo g (Sidestep-Otarama (NZ) by Gold Brose);
2nd Pakenham RC Obrien Real Estate Maiden P., $23,000 1400m, earning $3,910
09/08/2020: Prince of Helena () 4yo g (Sidestep-Lady Of Helena (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
2nd Bendigo JC Stay Safe Bendigo H., $35,000 1400m, earning $6,300
07/08/2020: Scalded () 4yo f (Sidestep-Truly Ablaze by Statue Of Liberty (USA));
2nd Canberra RC Affinity Constructions Aus Maiden P., $20,000 1200m, earning $3,650
05/08/2020: Hateech () 4yo f (Sidestep-Scatcat by Shaft);
2nd Gawler & Barossa JC Kongorong-Zed Cup Winner H., $18,000 1100m, earning $3,150
04/08/2020: Ma Bella Rosie () 4yo f (Sidestep-Macedon Lass by Filante (NZ));
1st Moruya JC Riverbreeze Holiday Park Maiden H., $22,000 1435m, earning $11,200
31/07/2020: Easy Campese () 3yo c (Sidestep-Up and Over by Oratorio (IRE));
2nd Wyong RC Tab.com.au H., $35,000 1350m, earning $6,000
26/07/2020: Prince of Helena () 3yo g (Sidestep-Lady Of Helena (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
1st Echuca RC Bryson & Marni Lee H., $20,000 1300m, earning $11,000
10/07/2020: Inthelapofthegods () 3yo g (Sidestep-Otarama (NZ) by Gold Brose);
2nd Pakenham RC Stone Ambassador Maiden P., $31,500 1100m, earning $5,670
10/07/2020: Easy Campese () 2yo c (Sidestep-Up and Over by Oratorio (IRE));
1st Scone RC Emirates Park Maiden H., $22,000 1300m, earning $11,200
09/07/2020: In a Step () 3yo f (Sidestep-Time Release by Switch In Time (IRE));
3rd Clarence River JC Fidelity Capital H., $40,000 1000m, earning $3,750
01/07/2020: Obvious Step () 2yo f (Sidestep-State the Obvious by Magic Albert);
1st ATC Grunt Standing at Yulong Maiden 2YO H., $50,000 1150m, earning $22,000
29/06/2020: In a Step () 3yo f (Sidestep-Time Release by Switch In Time (IRE));
1st Taree RC TAB H., $20,000 1000m, earning $10,250
23/06/2020: Easy Campese () 2yo c (Sidestep-Up and Over by Oratorio (IRE));
3rd Hawkesbury RC Sky Channel Maiden P., $31,500 1100m, earning $2,880
16/06/2020: Outastep () 3yo f (Sidestep-Ferguson by Danasinga);
3rd Tamworth JC Peel Valley Tyres Maiden P., $20,000 1000m, earning $1,900
30/05/2020: One Step () 3yo f (Sidestep-Our Abbey by Octagonal (NZ));
3rd Illawarra TC Hillross Supernova Woonona Maiden P., $31,500 1400m, earning $2,880
27/05/2020: Persian King () 3yo g (Sidestep-Shahnameh by War Pass (USA));
2nd Warwick TC Coachman's Inn Maiden H., $17,000 1350m, earning $3,100
18/05/2020: Upside () 3yo f (Sidestep-Upinahms by Brahms (USA));
2nd Tamworth JC Jamieson Civil & Earthmoving Country Maiden P., $20,000 1000m, earning $3,510
15/05/2020: I am Courage () 3yo g (Sidestep-Dane Set and Match by Danewin);
3rd Toowoomba TC Focus Hr H., $21,000 1000m, earning $1,900
08/05/2020: My Desire () 3yo f (Sidestep-I Want You (NZ) by Howbaddouwantit (USA));
2nd Coff's Harbour RC Cooee Screen Prints H., $20,000 1600m, earning $3,510
04/05/2020: Step on Fire () 3yo g (Sidestep-Are You Ready by Strategic);
2nd Gunnedah JC Stay Safe at Home H., $20,000 1000m, earning $3,510
27/04/2020: Elusive Eagle () 3yo g (Sidestep-Stravinsky's Image (USA) by Stravinsky (USA));
3rd Clarence River JC Andrew Bensley Thanks H., $20,000 1215m, earning $1,900
24/04/2020: My Desire () 3yo f (Sidestep-I Want You (NZ) by Howbaddouwantit (USA));
3rd Port Macquarie RC Gary Kliese H., $20,000 1506m, earning $1,900
19/04/2020: Crunchie () 3yo f (Sidestep-Geemeup (NZ) by High Chaparral (IRE));
2nd Terang RC Cervus Equipment Maiden P., $31,500 1400m, earning $5,670
18/04/2020: I am Courage () 3yo g (Sidestep-Dane Set and Match by Danewin);
2nd Toowoomba TC Focus Hr H., $21,000 870m, earning $3,800
16/04/2020: Prince of Helena () 3yo g (Sidestep-Lady Of Helena (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
1st Wangaratta TC Beteasy Maiden P., $20,700 1400m, earning $11,388
13/04/2020: Surreal Step () 3yo g (Sidestep-Continua by Wonderful World);
1st ATC Darley Stallions H., $54,000 1400m, earning $25,560
09/04/2020: Butch'n'bugs () 3yo g (Sidestep-Phar Too Fast by Dane Shadow);
1st Wyong RC Provincial & Country Maiden H., $35,000 1350m, earning $16,740
07/04/2020: History () 3yo f (Sidestep-Hosannah by Octagonal (NZ));
1st Illawarra TC Mount Keira Maiden H., $35,000 1400m, earning $16,740
29/03/2020: Miss Twilight () 3yo f (Sidestep-Phenomenal Lass by Country Reel (USA));
2nd Shoalhaven City TC Hanlon Windows H., $22,000 1400m, earning $3,900
27/03/2020: Scalded () 3yo f (Sidestep-Truly Ablaze by Statue Of Liberty (USA));
2nd Sapphire Coast TC Wilson's Signs Maiden P., $22,000 1008m, earning $3,900
25/03/2020: Surreal Step () 3yo g (Sidestep-Continua by Wonderful World);
2nd ATC Casino Prince at Vinery H., $50,000 1400m, earning $8,950
21/03/2020: History () 3yo f (Sidestep-Hosannah by Octagonal (NZ));
3rd Illawarra TC Flinders Maiden H., $35,000 1200m, earning $3,200
20/03/2020: Prince of Helena () 3yo g (Sidestep-Lady Of Helena (NZ) by Kaapstad (NZ));
3rd Albury RC Skinlogics Maiden P., $30,000 1175m, earning $2,800
19/03/2020: Persian King () 3yo g (Sidestep-Shahnameh by War Pass (USA));
2nd Toowoomba TC Audi Centre Maiden P., $21,000 1050m, earning $3,800
16/03/2020: Step on Fire () 3yo g (Sidestep-Are You Ready by Strategic);
1st Scone RC Horse Festival 8-17 May Maiden H., $22,000 1100m, earning $11,200
11/03/2020: Sidekiss () 3yo g (Sidestep-Sun Kisses by Hennessy (USA));
3rd BRC Eva Air H., $35,000 1350m, earning $3,200
09/03/2020: Miss Twilight () 3yo f (Sidestep-Phenomenal Lass by Country Reel (USA));
1st Canberra RC OPC IT H., $30,000 1400m, earning $17,430
09/03/2020: In a Step () 3yo f (Sidestep-Time Release by Switch In Time (IRE));
1st Coff's Harbour RC A J Civil Projects H., $22,000 800m, earning $11,200
01/03/2020: Mint Strip () 3yo g (Sidestep-Little McCall (USA) by Lightnin N Thunder (USA));
2nd SCTC Kingsley St Clair Memorial Maiden P., $21,000 1000m, earning $3,800
29/02/2020: Butch'n'bugs () 3yo g (Sidestep-Phar Too Fast by Dane Shadow);
3rd Tuncurry Forster JC Club Forster Maiden H., $12,000 1000m, earning $1,010
26/02/2020: Surreal Step () 3yo g (Sidestep-Continua by Wonderful World);
1st Gosford RC Happy Birthday Martin H., $35,000 1200m, earning $16,740
23/02/2020: Miss Twilight () 3yo f (Sidestep-Phenomenal Lass by Country Reel (USA));
1st Goulburn DRC Goulburn Marketplace Maiden P., $22,000 1300m, earning $11,200
15/02/2020: Kiamichi () 3yo f (Sidestep-Ouachita by Canny Lad);
3rd ATC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, $200,000 1200m, earning $17,750
11/02/2020: Elusive Eagle () 3yo g (Sidestep-Stravinsky's Image (USA) by Stravinsky (USA));
3rd Scone RC Furney's Stock Feeds H., $22,000 1400m, earning $2,100
09/02/2020: Miss Twilight () 3yo f (Sidestep-Phenomenal Lass by Country Reel (USA));
3rd Goulburn DRC Doyles on the Beach Maiden P., $22,000 1200m, earning $2,100
08/02/2020: Mumbo () 3yo g (Sidestep-Insightful by Canny Lad);
2nd Gilgandra JC Kelly & Astill Lawyers Maiden H., $12,000 1200m, earning $2,020
01/02/2020: Mint Strip () 3yo g (Sidestep-Little McCall (USA) by Lightnin N Thunder (USA));
3rd GCTC Show Pony Social Club Maiden H., $21,000 900m, earning $1,900
31/01/2020: My Desire () 3yo f (Sidestep-I Want You (NZ) by Howbaddouwantit (USA));
1st Taree RC Taree Raceday H., $22,000 1614m, earning $11,200
24/01/2020: Miss Twilight () 3yo f (Sidestep-Phenomenal Lass by Country Reel (USA));
3rd Canberra RC Parkwood Racing & Breeding Maiden H., $20,000 1200m, earning $1,700
17/01/2020: Easy Campese () 2yo c (Sidestep-Up and Over by Oratorio (IRE));
2nd ATC Canterbury League Club Maiden 2YO H., $50,000 1200m, earning $8,950
13/01/2020: Paavo () 3yo g (Sidestep-Lonrose by Lonhro);
1st Taree RC De Bortoli Wines Maiden P., $22,000 1250m, earning $11,200
10/01/2020: My Desire () 3yo f (Sidestep-I Want You (NZ) by Howbaddouwantit (USA));
1st Port Macquarie RC McGrath Property Management Maiden H., $22,000 1506m, earning $11,200
12/12/2019: My Desire () 3yo f (Sidestep-I Want You (NZ) by Howbaddouwantit (USA));
3rd Wyong RC Mainstream Taxation Maiden P., $35,000 1350m, earning $3,200
11/12/2019: I am Courage () 3yo g (Sidestep-Dane Set and Match by Danewin);
2nd Dalby & Northern Downs JC Pestworx H., $21,000 1000m, earning $3,800
06/12/2019: Mint Strip () 3yo g (Sidestep-Little McCall (USA) by Lightnin N Thunder (USA));
3rd SCTC Access Insulation Maiden H., $27,500 1000m, earning $2,600
18/09/2019: Surreal Step () 3yo c (Sidestep-Continua by Wonderful World);
1st Cranbourne TC Vale Mikaela Claridge Maiden P., $50,000 1200m, earning $27,500
03/09/2019: Surreal Step () 3yo c (Sidestep-Continua by Wonderful World);
2nd Ballarat TC Pipe Pro Direct. Drilling Maiden P., $23,000 1200m, earning $3,910
10/07/2019: In a Step () 2yo f (Sidestep-Time Release by Switch In Time (IRE));
1st Clarence River JC Jacaranda Hotel Country Maiden P., $40,200 1000m, earning $19,900
28/06/2019: My Desire () 2yo f (Sidestep-I Want You (NZ) by Howbaddouwantit (USA));
2nd Tamworth JC Thread Effects Maiden P., $30,000 1400m, earning $5,300
26/06/2019: Sidekiss () 2yo g (Sidestep-Sun Kisses by Hennessy (USA));
3rd BRC Teddy Bears Picnic Raceday 2YO H., $35,000 1400m, earning $3,200
23/06/2019: Elusive Eagle () 2yo c (Sidestep-Stravinsky's Image (USA) by Stravinsky (USA));
1st Coonamble JC Carco & Panel & Paint Maiden H., $27,225 1200m, earning $20,725
21/06/2019: In a Step () 2yo f (Sidestep-Time Release by Switch In Time (IRE));
2nd Coff's Harbour RC A J Civil Projects Maiden P., $29,400 1005m, earning $5,300
08/06/2019: Sidekiss () 2yo g (Sidestep-Sun Kisses by Hennessy (USA));
1st GCTC Wash it Australia H., $21,000 1400m, earning $11,650
01/06/2019: I am Courage () 2yo g (Sidestep-Dane Set and Match by Danewin);
3rd Lockyer RC Coughlins Accountants 2YO H., $26,700 1100m, earning $1,700

Sidestep BR News

  • Well Bred 3YOs Step Out at Kensington

    Wed, 25 Aug 2021

    Today's opening race at Kensington, the First Crop Calyx Foals Maiden, over 1300m features the debut outing for 3YO filly Willowy (Kermadec-Dextrous, by Quest for Fame), a half-sister to Group 1 winner Skilled (Commands), and Group 2 winners Ambidexter (Commands) and Sidestep (Exceed and Excel). Their dam, Dextrous, was herself a Group 2 winner. Also on debut in this race is Dufresne (Hinchinbrook-Steflara, by Zabeel) and he is a 3YO half-brother to group placed city winning pair of Glissade (Redoute's Choice) and Pleiades (Redoute's Choice). Glissade is the dam of Group 1 winner Flit (Medaglia d'Oro). Dufresne was sold by Yarraman Park Stud for $170,000 at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. The other debutant in the field is Edmonton (Vancouver-Marielle, by Lonhro) who was a $320,000 Gainsborough Lodge yearling graduate at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Edmonton's dam, Marielle (Lonhro-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad), is a winning half-sister to Champion Sire I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad).

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    Sidestep (pic: Steve Hart)
  • 2021 Service Fees for Telemon Released

    Thu, 6 May 2021

    Telemon Thoroughbreds is set to enter the 2021 breeding season with an unchanged line-up of three stallions. Champion Colt and Golden Slipper Sire Sidestep (Exceed and Excel) has had his fee reduced to $11,000 ($16,500 in 2020). Telemon Principal Dan Fletcher explained that the move was aimed at shoring up support for their exceptional young headline sire. “We’re eagerly awaiting his first QTIS runners,” Fletcher said. “We’ve made a conscious decision to sharpen the focus on Sidestep this season for our QTIS breeders and we wanted to take the initiative with his service fee to get these guys behind us. He has his biggest, highest quality crop on the ground and the calibre of this stock is next level as you would expect. His initial runners may be small in number, but the winners just keep coming. His first Queensland sired crop sold to $150,000 off a $7,700 fee so we’re extremely excited about Sidestep’s future.” Joining him on a fee of $11,000 ($13,200 in 2020) is dual hemisphere Group 1 winner, Jungle Cat (Iffraaj). “Jungle Cat covers his third book of mares this season and is a horse going places. It’s quite amazing to think that when we brought him down in 2019, we had to educate our breeders a little bit about the IIffraaj blood: since then, Wootton Basset has become globally significant and will stand at $71,500 in The Hunter, and Almanzor is one of the most talked about stallions in Australasia.” Completing Telemon’s roster is Sun City (Zoustar) – see below – at an unchanged fee of $7,700. “Sun City was particularly well received in 2020,” Fletcher revealed. “He is the most precocious, naturally brilliant son of Zoustar and is a breathtaking individual. We’ve positioned him as a QTIS stallion that will get early winners. Experienced breeders told us last year he is the best-looking horse in Queensland and, with his pedigree as well as the blistering speed he showed pre-Christmas, we don’t think his supporters will have a long wait to be rewarded."

  • Wisdom Key in Preparation of Smart Colt

    Thu, 15 Apr 2021

    Having his first start for the Annabel Neasham stable last time out with a very solid second in the Gr3 Star Kingdom Stakes where it looked like his condition just ran out in the last furlong, 3YO colt Wisdom Of Water (Headwater-Regal Tier, by Royal Academy) is back to his own age group this Saturday in the Gr2 Arrowfield Sprint (1200m) at Randwick. Working strongly during the week with stablemate and $1.1 million yearling Prague (Redoute's Choice) at Breakfast With The Stars, the pair will both line up on Saturday and give Neasham a two-pronged attack on the $1 million race. Successful at Group 3 level as a juvenile when second up, the colt started his career at the Gold Coast in the care of Edmonds Racing, before a stint with Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr in Melbourne and he is now in his third state and stable. One of two stakes-winners from the first crop of his Vinery Stud based sire Headwater (Exceed and Excel-River Dove, by Hurricane Sky, Wisdom Of Water was purchased from the draft of Eureka Stud by Blandford Bloodstock for $70,000 at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale, will be ridden by Jason Collett, and will jump from barrier six. While the field is dominated by colts and geldings, it could be the three fillies who prove the hardest to beat. Chris Waller will saddle up Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner September Run (Exceed And Excel), who has not raced against her own age since that win in the Spring, while Gollan Racing's tough Isotope (Deep Field), a last start winner in the Listed Darby Munro Stakes, is joined by Gr1 Coolmore Classic third-placed Dame Giselle (I Am Invincible) who is dropping back from 1500m to 1200m. No matter the result, the history books highlight the future class of the winner with previous success stories including Classique Legend (Not A Single Doubt), Catchy (Fastnet Rock), Japonisme (Choisir), Delectation (Shamardal) and Sidestep (Exceed and Excel).

  • Magic Partnership for Marquand & Neasham

    Fri, 12 Mar 2021

    Not seen on race day since her outstanding fourth placed effort in the $2m Magic Millions 2YO Classic in January, the Annabel Neasham-trained Queen Of Wizardry (Not A Single Doubt-Miss Hufflepuff, by Encosta de Lago) will have the services of Tom Marquand on Saturday as the filly tries to secure her last minute place in the Gr1 Golden Slipper (1200m) the following week. A winner on debut at Eagle Farm in January before her Magic Millions effort, the $400,000 Tyreel Stud yearling sale purchase by Aquis Farm should get a good run from the inside barrier in the nine-horse field. The question still remains on the form out of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic with none of those that have since raced being able to find the winner's stall, although the third placed She's All Class (I Am Invincible) and tenth placed Swift Witness (Star Witness) both finished narrow seconds at Group 2 level at their respective next starts. The last horse to win the Magic Night and then go on to win the Slipper at their next start was the Godolphin-trained Kiamichi (Sidestep) two years back, with the blue army relying on just one runner on Saturday, the Gr2 winner Arcaded (Street Boss-Gloriette, by Lonhro) who disappointed in the Gr1 Blue Diamond last start when the betting suggested she should have performed better.

  • Group 1 Noms for Stallion Prospect Signore Fox

    Wed, 3 Mar 2021

    Saturday's Gr1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) is shaping to be an outstanding contest with numerous Group 1 winners nominated for the $500,000 Royal Randwick contest, and although not yet an elite level winner, the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Signore Fox (Exceed And Excel-Sharp Susan, by Touch Gold) could highlight himself as an exciting stallion prospect for the future if he can take out the feature. A half-brother to the Australian-bred, South African raced Oh Susanna (Street Cry), a four-time Gr1-winning Horse of the Year, Signore Fox was consigned by Coolmore Stud for breeders Drakenstein Stud, before being knocked down to his trainers for $300,000 at the 2017 Inglis Easter yearling sale. A winner of three Listed sprints, all over 1200m, the 5YO was most recently seen impressively winning a Canterbury barrier trial over 1100m by 3-lengths with Tommy Berry in the saddle. Raced by Waratah Bloodstock, Signore Fox's eight career wins and almost $600,000 in earnings sees the entire as one of 182 stakes-winners for his Champion Sire Exceed And Excel, who continues to highlight himself as a sire of sires through the deeds of his numerous sons at stud including Sidestep, Excelebration, Helmet, Reward For Effort and Headwater.

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    Signore Fox is among the Gr1 Canterbury S. chances (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Telemon Purchases Adjacent Running Creek

    Mon, 15 Feb 2021

    Progressive Queensland farm Telemon Thoroughbreds has purchased neighbouring Running Creek Stud from prominent businessman Gary Pemberton and his wife Marg. According to breednet.com.au, Running Creek comprises approximately 140 acres and has been developed and maintained to an extremely high standard. “It’s a perfect complement to our farm and the combined Telemon and Running Creek will give us an exceptional facility,” said Telemon principal Dan Fletcher, whose stud farm stand Champion 2YO Colt and Champion First Season Sire Sidestep, dual Group 1-winning sprinter Jungle Cat, and Group-winning 2YO Sun City. Fletcher explained that their plans for Running Creek may, in time, include the development of a purpose-built stallion complex. The acquisition of Running Creek is another significant milestone for Dan and Rae Fletcher who are originally from Western Queensland. “Purchasing Running Creek is all about our long-term goals,” Fletcher said. “When we launched Telemon we spoke about helping progress the industry in Queensland. This is another foundational step, and hopefully the market and our clients appreciate both our ambition and our long-term commitment.”

  • Sun City Adds to 2020 Telemon Sire Lineup

    Mon, 20 Jul 2020

    The acquisition of one-time Magic Millions 2YO Classic favourite Sun City has added another key drawcard to the stallion ranks of Telemon Thoroughbreds in Queensland. Boasting a decades-long rich history in one of Australia's prime thoroughbred breeding regions, Telemon stood two very in-demand stallions in 2019, both of which are standing again in 2020: Champion 2YO Sidestep (Exceed and Excel), sire of Gr1 Golden Slipper heroine Kiamichi, and Jungle Cat (Iffraaj), a dual hemisphere Gr1 winner who proved equal to taking on Australia's best sprinters in their own domain and beating them. Newcomer Sun City, winner of Brisbane's Gr3 BJ McLachlan Stakes and also twice runner-up at stakes level from just 6 starts, is a son of leading Widden stallion Zoustar who stands at $121,000 in 2020. A cracking type who was A++ rated by True Nicks, Sun City ($525,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast sale) was the most expensive colt by his sire in 2018. Much admired, he was purchased by leading international judges David Redvers (on behalf of Qatar Bloodstock) and Mitchell McEvoy Bloodstock whose co-principal Tony McEvoy trained him. For a full overview of Telemon Thoroughbreds and its 2020 stallions, click on the image.

    Telemon

  • Telemon Adds Third Stallion to 2020 Roster

    Tue, 12 May 2020

    Progressive Queensland stud Telemon Thoroughbreds has wasted little time in adding another spoke to its growing stallion wheel. Already boasting two high class sires, rising stud force Telemon’s latest recruit is the precocious Zoustar colt Sun City. With his sire in high demand after producing a number of exceptionally gifted sprinters, Sun City will be a popular addition to the sunshine state’s stallion ranks. Runner-up in Flemington’s Listed Maribyrnong Plate before winning the BRC’s BJ McLachlan Stakes ahead of Christmas, the speedy juvenile was strongly fancied for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic before illnes prevented him from running. The $525,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast graduate – the most expensive by his sire that year – either won or finished runner-up in every one of his juvenile starts – all at stakes level. “He is a genuine Gr1 talent. We clocked him as quick as [champion] Sunlight (Zoustar) on occasions. Sadly, injury has prevented him from fulfilling that ability,” noted his trainer Tony McEvoy. Sun City will stand for $7,700, alongside Champion First Season Sire Sidestep ($16,500) and dual hemisphere Gr1 winner Jungle Cat ($13,200). Telemon principal Dan Fletcher noted of the GST inclusive fees, “We’re confident we have found the right balance. The fees we have set are a reflection of the quality of our stallions whilst recognising the current difficult economic conditions”.

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    Sun City was a high class 2YO (pic: magicmillions.com.au)
  • Waller Sidesteps Coolmore with Funstar

    Tue, 10 Mar 2020

    In what is actually a great fillip for racing fans, trainer Chris Waller will likely sidestep Saturday’s Gr1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens with magnificent 3YO filly Funstar. According to AAP, the daughter of Adelaide will probably renew her growing rivalry with New Zealand’s champion female sophomore Probabeel in the Gr2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) for 3YO fillies, run at level weights. That there is almost nothing splitting the duo was in evidence when Funstar – first up – was nabbed late by a flying Probabeel in the recent Gr1 Surround Stakes. "Funstar will go to the Phar Lap. It's been a good race to us and it's a nice stepping stone for my horses,” noted trainer Chris Waller. If you run her in the Coolmore, it's running against the mares and I just don't think she's quite ready for it.” Waller added, "It's not to say we wouldn't run her in a Doncaster later in the prep but I want to stick to my guns and run her in the Phar Lap, the Vinery and then make a decision after that." Funstar will also have company from her own stable, with Waller advising Nudge and Subpoenaed will both be nominated too.

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    Probabeel and Funstar are great rivals (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Alligator Blood As Fit As Needs Be

    Fri, 13 Dec 2019

    Meanwhile, prenounced Magic Millions 3YO Guineas favourite Alligator Blood has sufficient fitness on his side ahead of Saturday's Listed Golde Edition Plate at Eagle Farm. According to racingqueensland.com.au, the son of Vinery's Champion 3YO All Too Hard has been kept up to the mark since being arguably the unluckiest loser ever of the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas, nailed as he was right on the post in freakish circumstances. His Sunshine Coast-based trainer David Vandyke revealed, "He's forward enough to win as he only had two weeks off after the Caulfield Guineas. I've got the Vo Rogue pencilled in for him next start but I might sidestep it and give him a barrier trial instead." Concerned about the potential impact of current heat and humidity, Vandyke is being careful not to knock Alligator Blood around ahead of the Magic Millions meeting, especially as he is also eyeing the $7.5 million All Star Mile with the exciting 3YO.

    Alligator Blood

    Alligator Blood (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Blondeau Favourite In ATC Maiden 2YO Plate

    Wed, 11 Dec 2019

    Debutant Blondeau (I Am Invincible-Bit of Cheek, by More Than Ready) will start $2.70 favourite in the ATC TAB Long May We Play Maiden 2YO Plate against a field that includes five horses have their first start. Trials placed Blondeau sold for $360,000 to Chris Waller Racing at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale back in January 2019. Blondeau finished second in his most recent trial behind Belieber (Zoustar-Sense and Reason, by Exceed and Excel) who had previously run fourth in the Gr3 Breeders Plate at Randwick. Punters are also interested in the unraced Godolphin owned Oregon Trail (Sidestep-Klamath Falls, by Storm Cat) at $5, who has trialled twice, most recently for a second behind Britain (Snitzel-London Lolly, by Charge Forward). Two horses are at $6.50 in the betting – being Found Our Thrill (Vancouver-Blueberry Hill, by Myboycharlie) who was fourth on debut and Galactic Fury (Street Boss-Buratti, by Exceed and Excel) who has placed twice in three starts. Found Our Thrill was a $240,000 yearling at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. The $1.4million yearling King's Legacy (Redoute's Choice-Breakfast in Bed, by Hussonet) has been priced by punters as a $14 chance. The other debutants are $200,000 yearling Aim (Star Witness-Vintage Strike, by Smart Strike), and $200,000 yearling Desert Flame (Pride of Dubai-Daisy Lane, by Not a Single Doubt).

  • TBNSW Awards Raise Crucial Funds For Charity

    Fri, 27 Sep 2019

    The Australian Turf Club hosted over 500 guests in a joint event with Thoroughbred Breeders’ NSW and the National Jockeys Trust at Colgate Optic White George Main Stakes day at Royal Randwick. The event raised much-needed funds for the charity while presentations were made to the winners of the 2019 NSW Breeders Awards. TBNSW President Stuart Lamont introduced the awards, with winners presented by Bred To Win’s Caroline Searcy and partnered sponsors including Goldners Horse Transport, Horsepower, G1 Goldmine, HQ Insurance, and with assistance from the ATC and IRT. Key awards, and their respective winners, included:

    • The Goldners Horse Transport NSW Small Breeder Of The Year was the late Noel Leckie who bred three Group and Listed Winners in the 2018-19 Season, Houtzen, Most Important and Voodoo Lad. Accepting the award was Noel’s wife Julie Leckie, who said the award honoured his lifelong passion for racing and would have been Noel’s proudest moment in thoroughbred breeding.
    • The Horsepower NSW Champion First Season Sire was won by Sidestep (Exceed and Excel) who stood his first season for Darley Australia at Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley of NSW. That season produced 21 runners and 6 winners of 10 races. Sidestep’s top stakes-winner was Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi, also bred by Darley, with his overall progeny earnings totalling over $2.5 million. Godolphin’s Kelvinside Stud Manager Barley Ward-Thomas proudly accepted the award for the Darley Stallions’ team, while Dan Fletcher was also in attendance, the owner of Queensland’s Telemon Thoroughbreds where Sidestep currently stands.
    • The G1 Goldmine NSW Champion Broodmare of The Year award was accepted by Arrowfield Stud’s Alison Brassil for the deeds of St Therese (Dehere). Bred by Segenhoe Stud, and a stakes-winner of $234,000 herself, St Therese produced two group one winners in the past season at Arrowfield. Maid Of Heaven (Smart Missile) won the 2018 ATC Spring Champion Stakes and Castelvecchio (Dundeel) the 2019 ATC Champagne Stakes. Sadly St Therese died recently at her Peppertree Farm base but Damien Kirwan and his team were left with a healthy filly foal.
    • The HQ Insurance NSW Champion Sire award was presented to Arrowfield Stud for their three-time Champion Australian Sire, Snitzel. The son of Redoute’s Choice was also Champion Australian Sire for worldwide earnings the past two years. In the last racing season, Snitzel sired 346 runners for 180 winners of 290 races. With progeny earnings of over $24 million his top money earner, dual The Everest Champion, NSW-bred, Redzel was supported by many other stakes-winner throughout the year.
  • Heather Hoping Lightning Can Strike Twice

    Tue, 6 Aug 2019

    With nominations now in place for the 2020 Longines Golden Slipper, every owner and breeder can be forgiven for daydreaming about Australia’s most coveted juvenile prize. Among them is Telemon general manager Joe Heather who is hoping lightning can strike twice for resident Champion Freshman Sire Sidestep (Exceed and Excel), also leading First Season Sire in France. He revealed, “This time last year we were eagerly anticipating reports about Sidestep’s first crop and I remember looking up the Slipper nominations when they came out.” Sidestep had just 5 of 2500 entries, yet was still able to overcome astronomical odds when his dashing daughter Kiamichi won the Slipper. Standing at Telemon for $22,000, this season Sidestep will, for the first time in his fledgling career, have a large, high-quality harem of mares. Heather admits the modern breeding landscape dictates that weight of numbers can be what keeps a horse in the headlines. Whilst his rising young star has given away a significant head-start to his peers in that regard, he is confident that in the long term Sidestep will rise to the very top. “There’s simply not as many Sidestep runners compared to his competitors,” acknowledges Heather. “To give you one example, Deep Field, who is a horse we have a lot of respect for from a great farm, has covered 860-odd mares, whereas Sidestep is at just over 300 at the same point in their careers. So from our point of view we’re measuring their progress by different benchmarks.” Heather says, “When we look behind the raw numbers, we believe we have the most exciting young stallion in the country.” That’s corroborated by Darley’s strong support of Sidestep in the forthcoming season. Looking ahead to next year’s Golden Slipper, Heather accepts the status quo: “We’re giving away another big start because of his numbers. Ironically this time around he’s found himself with six nominations, one more than last year.” One of those is a promising Godolphin youngster named Oregon Trail, giving Heather hope that lightning really could strike twice.

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    Kiamichi wins the Golden Slipper (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Telemon Celebrates First Season Sire Title

    Fri, 2 Aug 2019

    Queensland’s Telemon Thoroughbreds paused on Thursday to toast their Champion First Season sire Sidestep (Exceed and Excel-Dextrous, by Quest For Fame). The young son of Exceed And Excel adds the honour to his title of Champion 2YO Colt of  2013, and joins an illustrious group which, in preceding years, includes Zoustar (2018), Pierro (2017), Smart Missile (2016), Hinchinbrook (2015), I Am Invincible (2014) and Northern Meteor (2013). Sidestep’s first crop was headlined by multiple stakes winner Kiamichi, winner of the Gr1 Golden Slipper and Gr3 Magic Night Stakes, becoming the first sire since Stratum to sire a Golden Slipper winner in his first crop. Sidestep is currently a runaway leader on the First Season Sires table in France. Should he prevail as a dual hemisphere Champion First Season sire, it will be a history-making feat. Thoroughbreds which will stand him for a second season on its Queensland roster under an arrangement with Darley, with Telemon General Manager Joe Heather commenting, “Sidestep has enjoyed plenty of rest and relaxation in recent months, and after a few celebratory carrots today, will set his mind to easily his largest and highest quality book of mares yet.” Telemon principal Dan Fletcher said, “We are so proud of what Sidestep has achieved. He has given us an amazing start at Telemon as well as justified the faith in him from Darley and those breeders that have sent mares to him across his first four years at stud. It is a coup for the Queensland breeding industry and a privilege for our farm to have another champion stallion in our ranks.”

    Joe Heather and Sidestep

    Joe Heather gets a don't argue from Sidestep
  • Godolphin The Everest Hopefuls To Trial

    Thu, 18 Jul 2019

    The Everest racing fans ought to pay close attention to the trials at Rosehill on Friday, with Godolphin sending around several of their rising sprint stars, reports racing.com. Among the horses nominated for a spin around the track are Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi (Sidestep) who runs at 8.15am against the older horses including Gr1 winners Alizee (Sepoy), Avilius (Pivotal), Best of Days (Azamour), and punter's favourite Hartnell (Authorized). Magic Millions winner Exhilarates (Snitzel) and other Godolphin rising 3YOs Athiri (Lonhro), Flit (Medaglia d'Oro), Pin Sec (Lonhro), La Tene (Helmet) and Bivouac (Exceed and Excel) will all go around later in the morning in different 2YO trials. Trial fields can be found HERE.

  • Not a Penny Spent by Excess Funds

    Thu, 11 Jul 2019

    Juvenile Excess Funds (Rubick-Save A Penny, by Exceed and Excel) secured a strong victory at Sandown on Wednesday, taking the first step of trainer Levi Kavanagh’s plan for him. According to skyracing.com.au, the colt’s next hurdle will likely be the Listed Lightning Stakes in Adelaide on July 27, before moving on to better 3YO sprints in the approaching Spring Carnival. On debut in the Listed Talindert Stakes at Flemington in Feburary, Excess Funds proved very competitive, taking out fourth place behind the winner Microphone, subsequently runner-up in the Golden Slipper and winner of the Gr1 Sires’ Produce Stakes. As a part of his plan for the colt, Kavanagh gave Excess Funds a spell, and the horse did not disappoint on return, winning his first-up start by over 2-lengths. Kavanagh noted, "I've got him back a little bit earlier to try to win a couple of races with him as a 2YO, if possible…and the ideal plan has always been for the 3YO prep." Kavanagh added, "Excess Funds has come on a bit from his last preparation. He just had the one run last preparation and in the final stages of that race showed signs of immaturity… he has come back stronger and a lot better off. I have left a bit of improvement in the tank with him. If he pulls up well and everything is right with him we'll probably go to Adelaide in a couple of weeks for the Lightning.” Mockery was second in Wednesday’s race after also returning from a spell, and her trainer John McArdle suggested she could also be aimed at the Lightning Stakes second-up. The victory by Excess Funds moved his beautifully-bred sire Rubick (Encosta de Lago-Sliding Cube, by Rock of Gibraltar) up to third on the First Season Sire's table behind Sidestep and Better Than Ready).

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    Rubick has made a great start at stud (pic: Steve Hart)
  • I Am Invincible Tops Golden Slipper Noms

    Wed, 10 Jul 2019

    A total of 2,435 horses have been nominated for the world’s richest race for two-year-olds – the $3.5 million Gr1 Longines Golden Slipper Stakes – to be run at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, 21 March 2020, reports Racing NSW. The number of first entries for the sixty-fourth running of the iconic race is the second highest in the event’s history. Stables from across Australia and New Zealand have nominated large numbers led by Ciaron Maher Racing with 133 entries. Other leading trainers and stables with the largest number of nominations include David & B Hayes & T Dabernig with 125, Chris Waller Racing (97), James Cummings for Godolphin (91), Peter and Paul Snowden Racing (85), Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott (81), Tony McEvoy (69), Mick Price Racing & Breeding (66), Hawkes Racing (65), Aquis Farm Pty Ltd (59) and Kris Lees (55) Meanwhile, sires with most first nominations include I Am Invincible (115), Written Tycoon (97), Snitzel (94), Sebring (80), Zoustar (76), Vancouver (74), Deep Field (69), Not A Single Doubt (67), Fastnet Rock (59), Exceed and Excel (57) and More Than Ready (53). Last year’s Golden Slipper was won by Kiamichi, sired by Telemon Thoroughbreds stallion Sidestep, standing in conjunction with Darley.

  • Telemon's Sidestep Short Odds For Title

    Wed, 3 Jul 2019

    Sidestep (Exceed and Excel) stood at Darley for $11,000 in 2015 and will easily win the Australian First Season Sires' Championship thanks to Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi (Sidestep-Ouachita, by Canny Lad) and Listed winner Real Appeal (Sidestep-Runaway Sparkle, by Green Desert). Sidestep moved to Telemon Stud in Queensland last season and has had a fee increase to $22,000, with breeders who used him last year eligible for preferential terms as a thank you for their support. Sidestep is the first first-season stallion to sire a Golden Slipper winner since Stratum sired Crystal Lily (2010 winner). Better Than Ready (More Than Ready) is in second place with progeny earnings of over $1.8 million and leads the stakes winner tally with three individual juvenile stakes-winners this season. Third and fourth place on the chart is tight, with less than $22,000 of progeny earnings separating Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible) and Deep Field (Northern Meteor).

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    Sidestep will win the First Season Sires premiership (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Australian Links At Upcoming London Goffs Sale

    Thu, 13 Jun 2019

    On the eve of the commencement of this year's famed Royal Ascot carnival, Goffs will hold their London sale on the grounds of Kensington Palace, with a select catalogue of 22 racehorses and mares. With quite a few having an Australian connection through either their sire or pedigree, any Australian trainers over for the Ascot meeting are sure to be in attendance. Five of the catalogued horses in training are by Australian-based sires; Rosemont Stud's Starspangledbanner as well as Darley's Epaulette and Telemon Thoroughbred's Sidestep, sire of this year's Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi. With many of the racehorses carrying entries to stakes races during the upcoming Royal Ascot meeting, it is an added incentive for buyers aiming to secure race ready stock. Past or present shuttle stallions to Australia, the likes of American Pharoah, Cable Bay, Dream Ahead, Poet's Voice, Dubawi and New Approach are all represented, but an interesting offering is one of the three mares: Lot 15, Simsimah, the Poet's Voice half-sister to Gr1 Investec Derby runner up Madhmoon, being sold with a cover to Breeders' Cup Mile winner Expert Eye and with a filly foal at foot by Aquis Farm's Divine Prophet, whose first crop Australian weanlings have sold up to $205,000 at the recent Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.

  • Longbottom Aiming To Repay Owners

    Thu, 30 May 2019

    A few days after an ownership change due to being sold on the opening day of the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, 2YO filly Longbottom has accepted to contest this Saturday’s Listed Oxlade Stakes (1200m) at Doomben. Purchased for $140,000 by new owners Australian Bloodstock from the draft of Kitchwin Hills, the daughter of Telemon Thoroughbred’s Exceed And Excel stallion Sidestep, sire of this year’s Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi, was originally trained by the Scone-based Brett Cavanough. Last seen in action when second as the race favourite in the Inglis 2YO Challenge at Scone off the back off two race wins at Muswellbrook and Eagle Farm, the promising filly has drawn barrier three in the 12 horse field with Brenton Avdulla to ride. Although the first place prizemoney of $72,500 would only go half way to recouping her purchase price, a black type update to her pedigree would be invaluable.