Telemon’s first full calendar year of operations included a number of highlights. As we all know, thoroughbred breeding and racing can be a rollercoaster ride. With a new year on us, here is a reflection of our many special moments in 2019 in pictures. Unfortunately, the one thing we can’t celebrate is the season and we look forward to some desperately needed rain in the new year.
Through the deeds of her Group 1 winning daughter SUNLIGHT and another headline-making offspring in SISSTAR this Spring, SOLAR CHARGED has become a star broodmare. In this feature, we unpack the SOLAR CHARGED story – a beautiful mare that we are grateful to own in partnership.
It’s an exciting time of year with plenty happening both on and off the track. We thought we would reflect on some of our highlight moments in this blog. During September our stallion Sidestep was crowned Champion First Season Sire of Australia at the Thoroughbred Breeders NSW Annual Awards Charity Lunch.
Jungle Cat won the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai. In each performance he produced a ‘performance rating’ bettered only by Trapeze Artist among the sprinters standing their first season at stud in 2019. Has Telemon uncovered Australia’s best value freshman sire?
Last week for the first time, we attended the stud open house weekend across the Hunter Valley followed by a stopover at Telemon on our way home. It was a week of special memories and put many things in context including the massive injection our industry makes to the economy.