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Strawberry Hills Mares To Deliver 1st Big Brown Foals

Monday, 4th July 2011

US 2008 Gr1 Kentucky Derby victor & 4-time Gr1-winning Vinery Stud shuttler Big Brown (Boundary-Mien, by Nureyev) is due to arrive back in Australia & be available for inspection from August 25. In the meantime Vinery’s Conor Phelan enthused: “A significant number of mares at John Singleton’s Strawberry Hills Stud, home to arguably the best boutique band of mares in Australia, are about to deliver foals by Big Brown this Spring. To have successful breeders like John behind one of our stallions is a huge advantage. The mares at Strawberry Hills are second-to-none & few stallions would have served a better quality book of mares in their 1st season.” Big Brown covered 131 mares in his initial season & Phelan added: “That affords him the opportunity to get the runners in his 1st year, but it also gives breeders a chance in that it doesn't flood the market. It's an ideal scenario. We are eagerly awaiting Big Brown's 1st southern Hemisphere crop this Spring." Meanwhile leading trainer Gai Waterhouse (hoping to emulate her stunning success combining with another Vinery tenant More Than Ready) is “certain Singleton's investment in Big Brown will pay similar dividends” declaring: “Everyone has Singo down as a lucky owner. But he's not lucky, he's just very good at breeding top class racehorses. I don't think Singo gets the credit he deserves. He has got the best boutique band of broodmares in the country that goes right back to a wonderful mare my father trained Denise's Joy. He puts his mares to the best stallions like More Than Ready & the results are phenomenal. More Than Ready is a super sire Singo is on to another winner with his new stallion Big Brown.”

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