Trapeze Artist world’s highest rated sprinter

APRIL 13, 2018: The exceptional $2.5 million T.J. Smith Stakes (G1) victory of Vieira Racing’s Trapeze Artist has earned the outstanding 3-year-old the recognition of being the highest rated sprinter on the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (1 Jan 2018-8 Apr 2018).

An assessment made under the auspices of The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) by racing officials and handicappers representing the five continents, the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings comprises the elite-of-the-elite and sees the name of Trapeze Artist alongside winners of this planet’s premier events so far contested in 2018.

Trapeze Artist’s exhilarating victory on Day 1 of The Championship earned the Snitzel colt a rating figure of 123, two points superior to Redkirk Warrior (121) — winner of both the VRC Lightning Stakes (G1) and Newmarket Handicap (G1) during the same period. Next highest rated sprinter on 119 is Hong Kong-based DB Pin, winner of The Centenary Sprint Cup (G1) at Sha Tin in January.

Trapeze Artist was put into some rarefied company with his 123 assessment. Also rated on the same figure are the likes of US$10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Thunder Snow and our very own $3 million Doncaster Mile (G1) winner Happy Clapper. Rated inferior are rising international stars Time Warp (120), Beauty Generation (119), Kementari (119), Werther (119) etc.

On the more local front, only the great Chautauqua realised the same 123 rating figure received by Trapeze Artist during the whole of 2017.


Pinnacle involvement on all fronts

APRIL 06, 2018: It Is a great reflection on Bowness Stud that our operation is represented on all fronts over the next few weeks during the biggest thoroughbred period of the year in the Harbour City.

Day 1 of The Championship sees Bowness Stud interest in a number of forms. In no particular order:-

• Bon Hoffa’s exciting 4-year-old son Don’t Give a Damn lines-up in the $500,000 Newhaven Park Country Championships Final (1400m) as one of the joint favourites. The Danny Williams-trained gelding won his place in the field by landing the Muswellbrook Wildcard just last weekend and looked right back to his very best form after a Goulburn performance that was completely out of character.

• Bowness Stud born and raised Trapeze Artist takes his chance in the Group 1 Darley T.J. Smith Stakes worth $2,500,000 looking to enhance his outstanding record. Already winner of the Group 1 Golden Rose in the top echelon of the 3-year-old division as well as the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (G2) at weight-for-age, the brilliant son of Snitzel is a wonderful standard-bearer for Vieria Racing and a great advertisement for our establishment.

• High-class Kiwi stayer Sir Charles Road is set to make his debut in Australia when contesting the $300,000 Group 2 Schweppes Chairman’s Quality (2600m), which should prove to be a point of great interest to clients of Bowness Stud. The black-type winner is a son of Myboycharlie (Ire), an established stallion that stood his first season on our roster in 2017. The 4-year-old is another good example of this stallion’s ability to sire a quality stayer, champion racemare Jameka, Euro Charline (Beverly D. Stks-G1), Camprock (Penelope Stks-G3) and Sistercharlie (Penelope Stks-G3) being other notable instances.

Of course, the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale also takes place during the same period and, once again, it’s a hugely positive reflection of Bowness Stud’s standing that we are set to consign an outstanding draft of 13 Lots. Our offering comprises of colts and fillies by the likes of Snitzel, Fastnet Rock, More Than Ready (USA), Pierro, Zoustar and other thoroughly commercial sires that are the benchmark of the domestic breeding industry.

Having representation in The Championships and participation in the Australian Easter Yearling Sale is the pinnacle of any thoroughbred concern in Australia. Bowness Stud is proud to say that our operation is involved in every sense.

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