DGR Thoroughbred Services & DGR Bloodstock Services is the Sydney, Australia based bloodstock agency of Duncan Ramage. DGR is a leader in the selection and sale of yearlings, tried racehorses, broodmares and stallions both locally and internationally. It syndicates racehorses, manages broodmares and has a proven record in the design and management of stud farms.
We commented earlier in the year about winning combinations and successful progeny bred from racehorses initially purchased by DGR as yearlings such as Krone (Eurozone/Soft Landing), Tivaci (ex Breccia), Emperors Way (Roman Emperor/Laylia) but 2018 ended with our pinnacle success for breeding with SKY BOY winning five in a row and the Villiers Group 2 on 15th December putting him on top of the individual metropolitan wins table (source Racenet) for the season even above the likes of the mighty Winx. Read more....
Hard To Resist When Opportunity Knocks
We felt compelled to dip into the Ready To Race market at Inglis on Monday 15th October late into the sale securing Lot 170 for $75,000. By Artie Schiller the sub fertile sire of boom colt Flying Artie out of a mare by current champion stallion Snitzel and in turn out of another leading source of broodmares in Tale Of The Cat, we felt we could not let the opportunity pass. His “breeze up” was in a strong 10.86 with a good action putting a Hallowed Crown colt to the sword in that workout. Read more....
Just What The Good Doctor Ordered
Some of our continually supportive owners have been rewarded with a recent flurry of success and promise for the future including some lightly raced 3yo’s. 12 days ago, saw 3yo “Come Along” broke through for a solid maiden win at his third career start. Soon followed “Gauguin” winning his 4th career start and third for his new trainer John Sargent. Read more....
Not Just an Average Jo or Jane
Breednet story below reminded us of our $140,000 purchase at Easter, a half sister to impressive debutante winner Debate makes our filly not just an average Jane. Purchased late in the sale as Lot 508, she may not be by our own former purchase So You Think, but she is by promising new sire Dawn Approach, himself a champion in Europe. See our story previous story "keeping up our averages". Considering inflation Lot 508 was only marginally more than So You Think when DGR signed for him at NZ$110,000 in 2008. Read more....
It is uplifting and exciting for our owners to receive genuine enthusiasm about the new crop of "babies" from their trainers. This short video about the Redoute's Choice/Dream Date filly purchased just recently at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sales and her first day at Randwick. Read more....
Keeping Up Our Averages
Continuing our active but calculated buying at the 2018 yearling sales, DGR procured a further 6 yearlings from the Easter sessions I & II totalling a spend of $1,390,000. We were in line with the overall averages of the sale with $356,666 for session I compared with $347,634 or the overall sale and $106,660 vs the overall average of $117,500 for session II. But like earlier sales we do not think our horses were average at all to their peers! They are listed here with links to the Inglis website for those curious to see more Read more....
The most recent weeks have seen some of our previous purchases combine in the breeding shed to produce their own significant winners. Eurozone & Soft Landing combined to produce Cinderella Stakes Listed winner Krone putting first crop sire Eurozone on the map as a sire more than just being a name. Our former star So You Think, still flying the flag as Australia most successful racing export, combined with another former Group 1 winner Russeting to produce the very promising Ridicule who will be seen in stakes company in his own right very soon.
Sale ring graduates to win in the past weeks include Read more....
Weighing Into The New Zealand Market
Karaka 2018 has netted six new yearlings to join our now expanded list of trainers. All six are by champion, group 1 producing or burgeoning on track performers. This sale we have taken the step to take some of the guesswork out of purchases sticking with sires with the aforementioned on track records to be guided by. This team averaged NZ$203,333 with a median of $205,000. Our new stable of NZ’ers are Read more....
Still Punching In Heavyweight Contest
In our own right and in association with some of our “stable” of trainers, DGR was able to procure seven yearlings at a fiercely competitive and record making Magic Millions 2018 on the Gold Coast last week. Our seven averaged $137,142 which comes in very satisfactorily with the overall average of the sale of 225,831. Not that we think our horses are less than average or any way inferior to the “big bangers” but we believe in some restraint and the statistical pricing of the origins of the nation’s best horses. Our purchases were: - Read more....
Purchases from the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale
7 April 2017
DGR Thoroughbred Services are pleased to secure the following yearlings in the record breaking Inglis Easter Sale which concluded on Thursday.
Lot 149 Ch c Sebring x Fume Blanc for $250,000
Lot 263 Br f So You Think x Norbows Delight for $240,000
Purchases from the Inglis Classic & Premier Yearling Sale
27 February 2017
DGR Thoroughbred Services has handpicked two lovely colts from the Inglis Classic & Premier Yearling Sales.
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale
Lot 125 B c Dundeel (NZ) x Sorel Point for $140,000
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale
Lot 526 B c Camelot (GB) x Harvest Queen for $85,000
2017 Magic Millions Wrap up
16 January 2017
DGR has returned from the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale with what we believe to be some really nice yearlings from exciting sires Foxwedge, Sebring and Exceed and Excel heading to James Cummings at Leilani Lodge. They include:
Lot 92 Ch c Sebring x Holly Zou for $80,000
Lot 164 Ch c Sebring x Leica Light for $100,000
Lot 195 Ch f Exceed and Excel x Maha Chakri for $330,000
Lot 245 B f Foxwedge x Moonboat for $240,000
Lot 546 B f Foxwedge x Twelve Pack Shelly for $475,000
NZ Yearling Sale Acquisitions
1 February 2017
DGR Thoroughbred Services continued their strong association with NZB purchasing eight yearlings; six colts and two fillies. They will depart NZ later this week to begin their new racing careers in Australia in the stables of Leilani Lodge under G1 winning trainer, James Cummings. They include:
Lot 141 B c Pins x Eden Valley for NZ$60,000
Lot 175 B c Power (GB) x Game Duchess for NZ$230,000
Lot 181 Gr c Frankel (GB) x Give Me Five (Ger) for NZ$475,000
Lot 194 B c Tavistock x Harmony for NZ$100,000
Lot 224 B f Redoute's Choice x Kaatoon for NZ$240,000
Lot 291 Gr f Reliable Man x Miss Scarlatti for NZ$180,000
Lot 321 B c Redoute's Choice x Our Pride & Joy for NZ$35,000
Lot 447 B c Savabeel x The Jewel for NZ$400,000
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