Few breeders understand the value of partnerships in thoroughbred racing and breeding better than Telemon principals Dan & Rae Fletcher. Recently they made some quality additions to their portfolio – SECRET LADY & CAUSEWAY QUEEN – by partnering with Western Queensland couple Yasmine Johnson & Andrew Thomas via their vehicle Thomjon Livestock.
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.
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?
With nominations in place for the 2020 Longines Golden Slipper, owners and breeders can daydream about Australian racing and breeding’s most coveted prize. Sidestep sired last year’s winner Kiamichi from his first crop which was a bolt of lightning for Telemon!
Owning a multiple Group 1 winning filly is what dreams are made of. Couple that with purchasing a stud and standing a Golden Slipper producing stallion there in the first 12 months, and most reactions are simply ‘wow’. The owners are the Fletcher family and here is their story.