Telemon foundation stallion SIDESTEP has had a prolific start to 2020. From his past nine runners he has sired three new winners with another three runner-up. This string of strong performers comes on the back of the stallion covering his highest quality book of mares across the latest Spring, heavily supported by leading local and interstate breeders.
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.
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!
Telemon Thoroughbreds today paused to toast their Champion First Season sire SIDESTEP. The young son of EXCEED AND EXCEL added the honour to his title of Champion 2YO Colt of 2013 and joined an illustrious group.
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.
The record-breaking sprinter JUNGLE CAT will stand the upcoming Australian breeding season at Queensland’s Telemon Stud. The fastest son of IFFRAAJ will be offered in his first Southern Hemisphere season at an introductory fee of $12,000 (plus GST).