An autumn to remember
The autumn racing period might well now be behind us, but it will live in the memory of everyone associated with Bowness Stud for a very long time to come. The past three months of domestic competition saw graduates of the stud reach some very heady heights and enhance the reputation of our thoroughbred nursery in the very best possible way.
Pride of place obviously goes to Trapeze Artist in light of his record breaking feats during The Championships at Royal Randwick, but the exceptional colt was following into the Group 1 winning club when Youngstar landed the Queensland Oaks at Doomben in remarkable circumstances.
Universally considered by everyone watching the event as a beaten horse on the home turn, the daughter of High Chaparral (Ire) picked herself up off the proverbial floor and went on to score the narrowest of victories in a performance of immense courage.
Bowness Stud is very proud to say that both Trapeze Artist and Youngstar are very much products of the stud, having been born and raised on the property, and then subsequently prepared for sale as yearlings.
It’s not every year that most thoroughbred breeding concerns can claim to have been instrumental in the development of a Group 1 winner, yet Bowness Stud is now regarded as ‘the home’ of two in a relatively short space of time. As stud principal John North remarked on the Inglis website: “It’s been a great season for the farm with these three-year-old’s winning Group 1s, but there’s also been plenty of regular Saturday and midweek winners, and Hong Kong success too.”
Though there is much to look forward to over the winter months and hopefully further success to enjoy before the end of the current racing season, the major spring carnivals of 2018/19 cannot come around quick enough for the stud with the likes of Trapeze Artist and Youngstar representing us at the highest level of Australian thoroughbred competition.