Nothing happens by chance in the thoroughbred industry. Results are hard earned.
Think Big Stud Pty Ltd's owner Dato Tan Chin Nam is well versed in the thrill of racetrack success and it is a feeling Dato Tan and Think Big Stud wants all of its partners to experience. After all, his long held mantra is to share the joy.
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INSTANT RETURN FOR mISS GUNPOWDER
Pendragon mare Miss Gunpowder made the first instalment on her $700,000 purchase price at the recent Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale with a fighting victory in Saturday's $100,000 Listed Makers Mark Hinkler Handicap (1200m) at Doomben.
With a little over half a length covering the first five across the line, it was Miss Gunpowder scoring by a short half-head from Too Good To Refuse with Jimmy Rea (Thewayyouare) a head back in third.
Ridden by Craig Williams for the Lindsay Park team Miss Gunpowder won the 2015 Group II Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield when trained by Phillip Stokes.
MERCURIAL LAD DITCHES WAYWARD TENDENCIES TO TRIUMPH IN TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP
15 April 2017
Paul Jones had double the reason to smile at Randwick on Saturday as Mercurial Lad (by Pendragon) not only won but he also went straight.
The untapped three-year-old ran off the track at his past two starts at Canberra and Goulburn and still won but many felt his wayward tendencies would hinder his prospects in Saturday’s TAB Highway Handicap (1200m).
But the addition of a near-side blinker and pacifiers did the trick as Mercurial Lad went straight as a die down the Randwick straight to win by one length.
MULL OVER OPENS HER ACCOUNT IN STYLE
17 March 2017
This talented daughter of So You Think carried the same colours as her sire when racing to an easy victory at Newcastle on Friday.
Prepared by James Cummings, three year-old filly Mull Over opened her account at her third start when bolting away to win by three lengths over 1600 metres.
Entered for the Group I ATC Australian Oaks on April 8, Mull Over will seek to get there via the Group III ATC Adrian Knox Stakes and certainly has the pedigree for an Oaks engagement.
MEGA MALL GOES BACK TO BACK
16 February 2017
Smart Think Big Stud bred 3yo filly, Mega Mall (Pendragon x So Sydney) has notched up back to back wins in Class record time when winning the Fillies & Mares Class 2 Handicap over 1350m at Newcastle this afternoon.
After jumping well from the gates for jockey, Glyn Schofield, she settled midfield and was called upon as the field rounded the home turn, peeling to the outside and sprinting away from the field at the 200m to score a very impressive win by 1.8lengths over Pinchme with Fleeteor finishing third.
EXCEPTIONAL RACEHORSES MAKE EXCEPTIONAL SIRES
10 February 2017
The famous colours of Dato Tan Chin Nam were carried to glory by champion racehorse So You Think and the highly talented Eurozone, so it's not surprising to see their offspring in the Think Big Stud draft for the 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
MELBOURNE CUP CHAMP SAINTLY DIES AGED 24
16 December 2016
"Saintly, the horse from heaven, has gone home. He gave us so much," Anthony Cummings tweeted.
Saintly lived out his retirement years at the Cummings family property at Princes Farm, at the foot of the Blue Mountains on the banks of the Nepean River.
Trained by the late Bart Cummings, Saintly was crowned 1997 Australian Horse of the Year for his racetrack deeds during the 1996/97 season which included wins in the 1996 Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.