Glenlogan kick season of well

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It may have been the start of a new racing season but it was “business as usual” for Queensland’s leading farm Glenlogan Park, with every single one of their sires with runners registering at least one winner on the opening Saturday of the new thoroughbred calendar.


Leading the charge was last year’s First Season Sire sensation Real Saga – with the Steven O’Dea trained Transpire delivering the performance of the day at the Gold Coast as she waltzed away under a throttlehold to win by an ever-widening 4.5 length margin.

 TRANSPIRE- Trackside photography

REAL SAGA’S very promising 3YO filly Transpire came from last and put a big gap in her rivals on Saturday.

Photo Courtesy – Trackside Photography

O’Dea has always held a big opinion of his recently turned 3YO filly and is predicting a very bright future.


“She has shown us plenty at home and it was always just going to be a matter of finding a dry track and having no bad luck in running,” O’Dea said. “She settled at the tail of the field from her bad alley but was always travelling sweetly and you could see she had them covered a long, long way from home.


“She is a filly going places that is for sure!”


Another impressive winning 3YO originating from the breeding barn of Glenlogan Park was the David Lawlor prepared Bradbury’s Luck gelding Rusty Colours.


Probably the most impressive winner of the entire day at Doomben, Rusty Colours jumped well to take up the running, before toying with his rivals in the straight and galloping away to win by an easing 3.5 lengths.

The other trio of Glenlogan sires to start the new season in the right fashion were Show A Heart with Dayita claiming a $100,000 race at Moonee Valley in Victoria, Jet Spur with the highly promising mare Pickabee at the Sunshine Coast and Falvelon with the runaway winner Nicky Nocky at the Gold Coast.


No doubt this is the start that dreams are made of and the Glenlogan Park stallions look set for another terrific year after having finished the 2012-2013 season with a clean sweep of all of the states’ stallion titles. These included Champion Sire (Show A Heart first and Bradbury’s Luck second), Champion 2YO Sire (Real Saga), Champion First Season Sire (Real Saga) and incredibly the first four active Champion 3YO Sires in Qld – Show A Heart first, Jet Spur second, Falvelon third and Bradbury’s Luck fourth.