Once again Gilgai Farm was crowned Victorian Champion Breeder at the Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) awards held at Seymour racecourse on November 19th.
Since its first commercial sales yearlings (which included the great Black Caviar), were presented some 8 years ago, Gilgai Farm has been at the forefront of the Victorian Breeding industry. Season 2015-2016 was no different. its haul included:
-Champion Victorian Breeder
-Champion Victorian Stayer
-Champion Victorian Broodmare
-Champion Victorian Bred Three Year Old
In a separate award also presented by TBV, Gilgai Farm was a tear away winner of the “Spring Black Type Breeders Premiership”.
Season 2016-2017 has also started off with a BANG for Gilgai Farm with Ciaron Maher’s, Jameka winning Australia’s most prestigious 2400 meter event, the Gr1 Caufield Cup. Francis Lui’s, Lucky Bubbles displaying all the qualities of a champion sprinter winning the Gr2 Hong Kong Premier Bowl Handicap at Sha Tin and Robbie Griffiths, The Quarterback winning the Gr2 Gilgai Stakes at Flemington.
The first of Gilgai’s 10 strong, foal crop (2014 drop), to race as this seasons 2 year olds, Can’t Remember, raced greenly to place second in the “Black Type” Inglis 2 year old on Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley. Jockey Patrick Moloney commented post race, “the colt would have won had he not ducked in behind the eventual winner all the way up the straight”. Trainer John Moloney commented, “we’ll put him away now until the Autumn and target the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes”.