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					Safe and Sound
Selection of a stallion for your mare
can sometimes be confusing with all
the glossy advertising of North
American stallions, sons of all these
new pacing sensations in the USA and
Canada, but one local star has found
his way to the Apple Isle - SAFE AND
SOUND, the winner of not one but four
group 1 races on the tough Grand
Circuit.

SAFE AND SOUND has been secured
by studmaster Ken Austin to stand in
the 09/10 breeding season at Braebourne Stud at Campania at a fee of only $880
including GST.

SAFE AND SOUND (pictured) won a total of 33 races including the four at Group 1
level and won over all distances from 1609 to 3050 metres. Among his major
successes were the A. G. Hunter Cup, Australian Pacing Championship, SA Pacing
Cup, Kilmore Cup and a heat and consolation of the Inter Dominion.

Let's look at his racing record in detail -

   •   At 2, winner in heat & final Vic. Breeders Plate; second in final Tatlow
       Memorial, heat, third in final Australian Gold. All this from 8 juvenile starts;
       Safe and Sound never missed a place.

   •   At 3, winner heat & final Australian Gold, heat & semi-final Vic Sires S., heat
       El Dorado, second in finals El Dorado and Vic Sires Stakes; from 18 starts he
       amassed 11 wins and 6 placings - and $113,000.

   •   At 4, winner Shepparton Cup, heat, semi-final & final Vic Sires; second in
       Bendigo Cup, Teac Cup; 8 starts, 4 wins, 4 seconds.

   •   From his 5 yo career SAFE AND SOUND raced at the highest level, going on to
       record the following record and what an outstanding record it was - winner
       2002 AG Hunter Cup G1, 2000 SA Cup (G1), 1999 Australian Pacing
       Championship (G1), Kilmore Cup (Gr.2), heat 2000 Inter Dominion,
       consolation 2001 Inter Dominion, Mirabella Cup, Vic. Italian Cup, Gammalite
       Marathon; second in Victoria Cup, Geelong Cup, Casey Classic; third in heat
       Inter Dominion.

SAFE AND SOUND raced from 2yo till he was 8, had 84 starts for 33 wins, 22
seconds and 8 thirds and amassed $995,606 on the tough Australian Circuit.

SAFE AND SOUND'S RACE RECORD:
Age     Starts       1st    2nd                    3rd       Earnings
2       8            3      2                      3         58,425
3       18           11     3                      3         113,000
4          8                4        4           0         75,950
5          14               6        2           0         227,627
6          17               5        5           1         120,010
7          18               3        6           1         394,994
8          1                1        0           0         5,600
     -     84               33       22          8         $995,606

SAFE AND SOUND is by Australian Leading sire Safely Kept, who needs absolutely
no introduction. By Jate Lobell, Safely Kept, now 22, has been an icon of breeding
ranks in Australia for the last decade.

SAFE AND SOUND is out of a former Australian Broodmare of the Year in Larrakeyah
Lady and belongs to one of the most prized families in the stud book. Larrakeyah
Lady, by Windshield Wiper, won the Victorian Sires Stakes as a 4yo but it is as a
broodmare that she has left her mark. She is the dam of 7 winners from 11 named
foals : 2 - $375,000+, 3 - $200,000+, 4 - $100,000+ earners including -
Gold Rocket (36 Wins) p,1:51 -$367,538 (Armbro Operative)
Massarua (36 Wins) p,1:55.8 -$204,741 (Armbro Operative)
Safeguard (29 Wins) p,1:55.8h -$81,925 (Safely Kept)
Rocky Dee (1 win ) p,2,1:59.2 (Astreos)
Dreams (4 wins from only 7 starts ) p,2,2:04.5 By Whats Next, dam of
     Showstyle (M) p,4,1:59.9)

Larrakeyah Lady is out of the Mark Lobell mare Hot Foot who is the grand dam of
Cyclone George, Cyclone Force. Hot Foot, bred in New Zealand, is out of the Garrison
Hanover mare Sceptical, who is out of the U Scott mare Scornfull. It is no fluke that
the common thread found in nearly all great NZ broodmares, Volomite over U
Scott, is found in her pedigree.

SAFE AND SOUND stood at Stallion Station in Victoria but received limited
opportunities, nestled amongst the big named North American Imports, but Safe
And Sound continues to excel in the stallion barn. He has had, from limited
opportunities, 94 starters and is the sire of 36 individual winners, who have already
amassed over half a million in stake money. Wunlastchance, from a Holmes
Hanover mare has won 12 races and numerous placings and over 53K in prize
money, from his second crop Starpicker Osti (ex Vintner mare) has won 10 races
including 5 in the season just finished, Goeslikehell the winner of 10 races and over
32K, Real Impact who won 4 races from only 10 starts and took a mile rate of
1.57.2, Dancing Legacy 6 wins and 28K, and Hezaliner won the Bendigo Loddon
Valley Stud 2yo Classic and was placed in the Tatlow heat.

SAFE AND SOUND should match well with Ticket To Heaven mares; the doubling up
of No Nukes has worked extremely well world wide but particularly here in Australia.
Also owners of Cognac Hanover mares should look no further than SAFE AND SOUND
with No Nukes/Tyler B genetic linkage between Safe and Sound and Cognac
Hanover.

Ken Austin said recently, when interview by Tote Tasmania’s Wendy Kennedy and
Harness Racing CEO Kevin Neilson on the Harness Racing Show on Tote Sports
Radio, that ‘not since Island Glow has he stood such a exciting performer and stallion
prospect than SAFE AND SOUND’. Island Glow of course started his career as a
stallion here in Tassie, before being relocated to New Zealand.
To have a stallion who has achieved what SAFE AND SOUND has done on the race
track under Australian conditions from 1609 metes to 3300 metres, by Safely Kept
out of a Australian Broodmare of the year, Tasmanian breeders cannot go far wrong.

To book your mare today, ring studmaster Ken Austin on 6260 4555

				
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