Wandjina - Hush Up
This one goes to Patrick Payne at Plumpton

The filly

The filly is a well grown individual with a lovely head and length of rein. She has good conformation and vetted out with any issues. A copy of the vet report is enclosed in the product disclosure statement. Dr. Tim Roberts has written this report and I highly value his input into our selection process.

The filly should get to 15.3 hands in time which is a nice size mare. I don’t like big horses. She is very athletic and has a nice shoulder and hindquarter. The filly is a rich bay in colour and is very attractive to the eye. In many ways, she reminds me of our good three years old Believe ‘n Achieve which went on to win more races in Australia in her three years old year than any other horse.

My expectations are that the filly will race at two but will be at her best at three and four years. She is an August foal.

By Wandjina

Wandjina was a high-class racehorse winning the Group 1 Australian Guineas as well as being a Sydney two years old winner and placed 4th in the Group 2 Todman Slipper Trial. His other good performances were a win in the CS Hayes Stakes and 3rd in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas. He has an outstanding female line which I regard as being very important for any horse going to stud.

The snippets below tell a great story. This is his first crop of yearlings and what an impressive group they are. Wandjina was the 16th highest gross sales at the 2018 Magic Millions Sale of the 85 sires represented with his average price being $151,944.

Rated the fasted two-year-old in Gai Waterhouse's stable of his year. "He was the fastest two-year-old in my stable – he's the best three-year-old in Australia..." – Gai Waterhouse (in Sydney Morning Herald). "The final figures [for the Australian Guineas] are OUTSTANDING – 9 lengths above standard put him right at the top of the tree – a STUNNING performance" – Vince Accardi.

"Wandjina confirmed his potential in the big leagues when splitting two of the best sprinter/milers in the country in Dissident and Chautauqua" – RaceNet. $1,000,000 dollar yearling – described by his purchaser, James Harron as "...an oil painting."

Out of blue hen mare La Bamba. By stallion sensation, Snitzel.

Out of Miss Cutie

Hush up is by the Champion Sire Hussonet who has excelled in every aspect of the breeding cycle. He has produced 96 stakes winners including the outstanding Group 1 winners Weekend Hussler, Husson, Host, Trotomondo, Reaan, Gold Trail and Eagle Falls that are very well known in Australia.

My feeling is in the years ahead it will be through his daughters that we will see his biggest legacy. When bred to Danehill line mares we have seen the Group 1 winners Extreme Choice and Shoals amongst his 62 stakes winners produced already.

I loved Hussonet as a sire and over the years purchased four yearlings by him. Three of these are stakes horses and the 4th has been placed at two of her three starts to date.

Hush Up was a Sydney winner on the track and comes from a superb family with many ‘black type’ performers listed on the page. The pedigree is attached to this summary sheet.

I was really taken by this filly when inspected her in the Newgate Farm draft at this January Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast. She had achieved a high rating when the yearlings were inspected in December at the farm and had really come on since then. This is a very good sign. In my opinion, yearlings that improve and cope with a yearling preparation are more likely to be successful racehorses.

Wandjina is from the immediate family of our very good mare Hijack Hussy. Hijack Hussy is by Hussonet out of a Danehill line mare. We have the reverse situation with this filly. Hijack Hussy won the Listed Lexus Hybrid Stakes at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day in 2014 and then went on to the Magic Millions Guineas in 2015 where she started favourite.

I am thrilled to have this filly in our team and Patrick Payne has agreed to train her.


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  • Details
  • $10,000 for 5% (1 share)
  • Trainer - Patrick Payne
  • Shares issued - 20
  • Shares available - Sold Out
  • Availability as at 13/02/2018
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