On Wednesday evening, the annual Hunter Valley Thoroughbred Breeders Association celebrated yet another huge year of achievements from the epicenter of breeding in Australia.
As every year passes, so to comes a new breed of champions - both on & off the track.
This year ‘s awards were made even more special for Segenhoe. Recently we farewelled – not only a Segenhoe stalwart but also a very unique mare that any farm would love to have in their broodmare band.
Her name was Skating.
Skating past away peacefully at the age of 25 - just a week before her grandson by rising star Medaglio d’Oro - would dominate the Golden Slipper and soon after be sold for over $40million.
Skating’s legacy certainly lives on through her daughter Skates – who still resides at Segenhoe and we are delighted for John & Deb Camilleri of Fairway Thoroughbreds that she was announced as HTBA Champion Broodmare of 2015.
Skates produced this year’s dominant 2-year-old superstar - Vancouver.
But it wasn’t the only award for Fairway Thoroughbreds on the night – they also took out;
HTBA Champion Breeder – 3yo Filly – Winx – (Street Cry x Vegas Showgirl)
HTBA Champion Breeder – 2yo Colt – Vancouver – (Medaglio d’Oro x Skates)
We congratulate our good friends John & Deb Camilleri - that have a real knack of breeding champions.
Segenhoe also celebrated in the success of Dissident – who we obtained a small share of earlier in the year – as he was crowned – 2015 HTBA - Champion Horse of the Year.