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).
SIDESTEP, the sire of Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes winner KIAMICHI, will remain at Telemon Thoroughbreds in Queensland for the 2019 breeding season under an existing arrangement with Darley. SIDESTEP will stand at Telemon at a fee of $22,000 including GST in 2019 and be eligible for QTIS.
The team at Telemon Thoroughbreds is ecstatic with the Group 1 Longines Golden Slipper win by Godolphin filly KIAMICHI (Sidestep x Ouachita) today and what it means for her first season sire SIDESTEP and breeding opportunities in Queensland.
As Telemon Thoroughbreds builds its brand in Australia, an experienced and passionate team of staff have been recruited to re-establish the Queensland property as a breeding ground of champion race horses. Heading up operations is General Manager Joe Heather.