Featured image: De Gaulle as a yearling
Quilly Park and Gippsland’s Brooker Park are proud to be working in partnership this season. Their purchase of speed stallion De Gaulle (Exceed and Excel) marks Quilly Park’s first venture into stallion ownership.
‘De Gaulle provides an exciting and affordable option for the breed-to-race breeder.’
Richard Anderson, Quilly Park
De Gaulle arrived at Brooker Park during the Winter and has settled in well. Manager, John Pratt said ‘Snowden had a very high opinion of this horse and was very upset when he did his tendon.
‘De Gaulle beat Diamond Tathagata in his first Trial, he went on to win a Group 2 race afterwards. In his last trial he ran second, with Pariah third, Pariah went on to win a Group 3 in August this year.
‘Johnnie Walker, the vet said he’d never seen Peter Snowden so close to tears about a horse breaking down. ‘
Quilly Park Managing Director, Richard Anderson, is excited about the prospect of his venture into stallion ownership, and said: ‘De Gaulle provides an exciting and affordable option for the breed-to-race breeder.’
‘John and I discussed the VOBIS Sires $1 million 1200m two-year-old sprint for nominated progeny of Victorian sires.
‘We saw an opportunity to stand a stallion that is a son of Exceed and Excel, out of the great mare that can offer speed to the VOBIS race.’
Quilly Park mares Plan The Peace, Ruby One, Tremolo, Varone, Waitui Belle, Great Cross and Barabba Star are being covered by De Gaulle as early as possible this season.
Most of the new broodmares have been specially selected by Diane Neylon to suit De Gaulle’s pedigree.