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strong boy Goldey. looking forward to our foal in Nov. not sure how many hands but the guy holding him isnt short. 
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in the last 2 meetings there have been 11 starters for him. 5 winners (3 stakes winners) 2 2nds and one third. on fire and no wonder there is talk of him standing on the mainland......
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He's going great guns, isn't he? Amazing effort to get the Elwick, Strutt and Derby winners in three days. How's your colt going, Slowdown?
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It is amazing how many good stallions that have inbreeding to a superior female galloper or broodmare.  Thong of course had a even greater daughter in Special but was a pretty good broodmare herself with the outstanding King Pellinore (G1 winning son of Round Table) and the Champion European galloper Thatch from the Hyperion sireline.

It probably isn't an accident that the Nureyev (son of Special/Thong) mare Lady Giselle when mated with Sir Tristram (from the Hyperion female line and out of a Round Table mare) produced a great in Zabeel.  I noticed Gee Gees Top Notch has added Thatch to the mix.  Would be interesting what a daughter of Zabeel might produce.
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Will any of the Gee Gees ever stand as stallions in Tasmania ?




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Originally posted by Campaspe Campaspe wrote:

He's going great guns, isn't he? Amazing effort to get the Elwick, Strutt and Derby winners in three days. How's your colt going, Slowdown?
sure was Campaspe. my little fella is coming along nice. strong build and an attitude. the filly has completed her first week and at day 5 was being ridden around the farm track with another filly. coping really well and the trainers love her .
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thanks for the breeding information too Furious. always great to read...
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2 runners tonight and yet another win...
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Wordsmith’s results tell their own story


Tasmania lacks the quantity and the quality of both racehorses and breeding stock residing in the mainland states of Australia, but the state has a rich history even so. One doesn’t usually have to wait too long for another top-liner to emerge from the island, with its recent champions including 1972 Melbourne Cup winner Piping Lane and 1990 Caulfield Cup winner Sydeston(both of whom were, admittedly, trained on the mainland - at Epsom in Victoria by George Hanlon and Bob Hoysted respectively - by the time that they enjoyed his finest hours). One of the stars of the past spring in Melbourne was the hugely popular Tasmanian hero The Cleaner. Another current high-class Tasmanian galloper is 2010 Tasmanian Derby winner Geegees Blackflash, who has compiled a magnificent record on the island, highlighted by his excellent achievement of finishing in the frame in the Launceston Cup in five consecutive seasons, including winning the race in both 2013 and 2015. Current Tasmanian Derby winner Geegees Classicboy, another protégé of Gee Gees Horse Stud near Broadmarsh, now ranks as a potential Group winner, which is great news for his owner/breeders Paul and Elizabeth Geard who stand his sire Wordsmith, writes John Berry.

It is hard for Tasmanian studs to hold on to good stallions, bearing in mind that the financial clout held by successful studs on the mainland generally proves irresistible. The most distinguished stallion to have stood in Tasmania in recent years, Silent Witness’ sire El Moxie, was relocated to Victoria once he had started to do well. On the other hand, The Cleaner’s sire, the impeccably-bred British maiden-race winner Savoire Vivre, did consistently well at Armidale Stud without quite attracting enough attention for a stud in either Victoria or New South Wales to make his connections an offer which they could not refuse. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Wordsmith, who is still aged only 11 and who has made an excellent start to his stud career.

In general, stallions blessed with both a top-class racing record and a smart pedigree do not begin their stud careers in Tasmania. In fact, top-class horses rarely retire to stud there, irrespective of their lineage. Some of the island’s recruits tend to be well-bred under-performers like Savoir Vivre, while some fall into Wordsmith’s category: good tough racehorses who did not quite make it to the top, and who have adequate but unspectacular pedigrees.

While no one would claim that Wordsmith was a champion on the racecourse, at the same time nobody could dispute that he was a good horse. Trained out of town at Yarra Glen by Shane Nichols, he proved himself an excellent two-year-old in the 2005/’06 season, breaking his maiden over 1000m at Werribee before recording two metropolitan victories later in the season, including scoring over 1000m at Flemington. He was not, however, merely a one-dimensional sprinter, and his final success of the season, over 1300m, gave his connections the confidence to set him for the Caulfield Guineas in the spring.

Unsurprisingly, Wordsmith couldn’t quite measure up the very best of his generation, but he was not far behind them. He ran a terrific race in the Caulfield Guineas, finishing fifth of the 13 runners, beaten just over three lengths by the Bart Cummings-trained winner Wonderful World, who won well with Excites, the favourite Court Command and Churchill Downs fighting out a three-way photo-finish for the minors. He kept going right up to the end of Melbourne’s Spring Carnival, signing off with a good third to Sender in the Sandown Guineas, before resuming with a terrific Group Three victory first-up in the autumn (ie late summer) under his regular jockey Steven KIng in The Debonair over 1200m at Moonee Valley, the race having been temporarily relocated from Flemington.

Sadly, that proved to be Wordsmith’s final victory, although he continued to run well. In the Group One Cadbury Guineas at Caulfield (another race temporarily relocated with Flemington being closed for refurbishment) five weeks later he could only finish eighth of the nine runners, but he appeared to run to a similar level of form as in the Caulfield Guineas, with Churchill Downs finishing a similar distance in front of him in sixth. That term’s Caulfield Guineas had not been a vintage one, but its Flemington autumnal equivalent was a classic, with the champion fillyMiss Finland edging out Casino Prince and the top-class NZer Jokers Wild in a thrilling finish, with subsequent superstars Haradasun and Efficient following the principals home.

Wordsmith remained in training as a four-year-old in the 2007/’08 season, but sadly he failed to build on his earlier achievements, and ultimately retired with a record of four wins and two minor placings from 17 starts, with earnings in excess of quarter of a million dollars.

Had Wordsmith been blessed with a stellar pedigree, his form would have been good enough to see him established at stud on the mainland. As it was, though, he had proved himself to be the best horse in his immediate family, so he had no celebrated relatives to plead his cause with studmasters for him – hence his eventually settling in Tasmania. What he does have, though, is a pedigree which entitles him to be exactly what he was: an above-average multiple winner. Such horses abound in his family. His first four dams have all produced large numbers of winners, with his second dam Nahema (a stakes-placed winner in Adelaide) having bred eight winners from eight runners, including the city winners Beats A Duck and Vavoom (who, like her mother, has proved a very good broodmare). His dam, the seven-time winner Way With Words, was also a good producer. Although Wordsmith is her best son, he is not her winning-most son, his Archway half-brother Anyways having won 13 times including metropolitan races in Melbourne and Adelaide.

Way With Words, incidentally, is a daughter of the first Ballydoyle-trained grandson of Northern Dancer to bear the name Yeats, with this one (trained by Vincent rather than Aidan) being best known for siring the 1988 Cox Plate winner Our Poetic Prince rather than for winning four Ascot Gold Cups.

Similarly, Wordsmith’s sire Testa Rossa is an asset to anyone wanting to breed fast, tough winners, but has never been anything like an automatic ticket to a stud career. A son of Sadler’s Wells’ three-parts brother Perugino, Testa Rossa was a terrific racehorse, best remembered for his succession of duels with his peer and arch-rival Redoute's Choice, whom he chased home in a magnificent edition of the Caulfield Guineas in 1999 with Commands and Pins just behind them. He has subsequently sired stacks of winners and has over 50 individual stakes winners to his credit, the best of whom has probably been the terrific internationally successful sprinting mare Ortensia.

When Wordsmith initially retired to Gees Gees Horse Stud, he was basically only covering the Geards’ own mares. However, once his small first crop (which numbered 16) started to run in Tasmania in the 2012/’13 season, it became apparent to a wider audience that he really did have plenty to offer as a stallion.

The NSW-based celebrities Northern Meteor and Sebring were Australia’s dominant first-season sires in the 2012/’13 season, but in his own understated way Wordsmith was quietly putting together figures equally impressive, albeit at a much lower level which reflected the fact that his mares were of a very different calibre to the blue-bloods which the principals had been covering. A late-season double at Launceston courtesy of Geegees Velvet and Geegees Hot Hussie meant that he had come up with five individual winners from only 12 runners. Furthermore, his progeny collectively had a creditable amount of stakes form to their names, with Geegees Velvet and Gee Gees Style having filled the minor placings in both the Elwick Stakes in Hobart and the Gold Sovereign Stakes at Launceston.

With his eldest offspring now aged four, Wordsmith has continued to build on his promising start. His small second crop included last season’s stakes-placed juveniles Geegees Goldengirl (who has subsequently been placed in both the Tasmanian Guineas and the Hobart Guineas) andGeegees Doublejay, while the recent victory of the same crop’s Geegees Classicboy in the Tasmanian Derby over 2200m adds an extra dimension the CV of the stallion. Furthermore, three days after that Tasmanian Derby victory, Wordsmith enjoyed an even better day on the Hobart Cup card, recording a splendid treble courtesy of the four-year-old Geegees Soprano in a 1200m handicap, the two-year-old Gee Gees Top Notch in the Elwick Stakes (a Listed race over 1100m in which Wordsmith also sired the third, Gee Gees Vicki) and the aforementioned three-year-old Geegees Goldengirl in the Strutt Stakes, a Listed race over 2100m. With Geegees Blackflash landing the feature race on the programme, that really was a true red-letter day for the Geards.

Wordsmith’s success has meant that he has now made available to outside mares, at a fee of $2,500. It will be very interesting to see how he can fare if and when he has a larger representation of sons and daughters on the racecourse; but if the early evidence is anything to go by, he will continue to do very well.




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Cheers Djebel. good read....
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just went onto breednet out of interest to see how his progeny overall have gone. the winners to runners would be around 50% i imagine but if you look at the return on prizemoney in Tassie for the number of starts most of the below are impressive numbers.....

WORDSMITH (AUS)

Current Season Stakeswinners
GEE GEES TOP NOTCH Motors Elwick Stakes LR
GEEGEES CLASSICBOY Schweppes Tasmanian Derby LR
GEEGEES GOLDENGIRL Pfd Food Services Strutt Stks LR
Current Season Stakes Placegetters
GEE GEES VICKI 3rd Motors Elwick Stakes LR

 

All Current Season Winners

GEE GEE RED PRINCE
GEE GEES TOP NOTCH
GEEGEES BARITONE
GEEGEES CLASSICBOY
GEEGEES DOUBLEJAY
GEEGEES DRUMMERBOY
GEEGEES GOLDENGIRL
GEEGEES SOPRANO
GEEGEES VELVET
OUR LUCKY GIRL

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another 3 winners today including Geegees Goldengirl winning the Oaks. on fire...
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Geegees Goldengirl is one of three stakes-winners for Wordsmith joining Tasmanian Derby winner Geegees Classicboy and juvenile stakes-winner Geegees Top Notch.

A Group III winning son of Testa Rossa, Wordsmith actually had three winners on the Sunday Launceston program with wins for Geegees Velvet and Geegees Soprano in the races leading up to the Oaks.

In total he has sired 19 winners from 37 starters – three of them stakes-winners and a further four being stakes-placed – with his oldest progeny just four year olds.

Wordsmith initially covered small books of mares for Geegee Stud, but for the last two seasons at a fee of $2,750 has covered 56 and 54 mares so expect to see more of them winning races in Tasmania in the years to come.

yes all racing in Tassie but he is putting together a good record with his progeny
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Exciting times Shaun , he is building a nice CV , regardless of the State his racing progeny are competing in .
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Cheers Goldey, glad i got a response as i feel he is exciting for Tassie breeding. with the performances his progeny are putting in whereby the mares all came from the one stud it is pretty promising. he got some good mares from outside in his last two seasons so his record can only improve. with the performances of Hallowed Crown(Street Sense) we can only hope his brother Needs Further(EDL)throws some good ones too and Tassie Breeding will looking positive....
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In for a big day i reckon . Gee Gees Jet just won the second by lengths at his 2nd start. these to follow-

HOBR2 No12 Gee Gees Jet (ex Pretty Jessica)Stuart Gandy
HOBR3 No11 Geegees Hawkeye (ex Dreambird)John Luttrell
HOBR5 No2 Gee Gee Red Prince (ex Annie's Gee Gee)Stuart Gandy
HOBR5 No5 Gee Gees Top Notch (ex Himstedt)John Luttrell
HOBR5 No6 Gee Gees Vicki (ex The Cry)John Luttrell
HOBR5 No7 Geegees Double Jo (ex Josies Double)Stuart Gandy
HOBR6 No1 Geegees Doublejay (ex Josies Double)Stuart Gandy
HOBR6 No6 Our Lucky Girl (ex Tasarla)John Luttrell
HOBR7 No1 Geegees Goldengirl (ex La Quita)Stuart Gandy
HOBR8 No2 Geegees Velvet (ex La Quita)John Luttrell
HOBR9 No5 Gee Gees Style (ex Style Setter)John Luttrell

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Four winners so far Slowdown.  Very good afternoon.

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yes Furious. a very good effort. a few placings in there too. glad i have Malandrina booked back in.
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Was there talk of him coming to the mainland Slowdown?
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Would be interesting to see the response from breeders if he was sent up to Victoria on loan for a season. I'm not a breeder, but as a trainer I'd love a VOBIS Gold qualified youngster by Wordsmith. It'd be the sort of horse I'd try to target at a yearling sale.
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yes there has been Whitto. only the owners would know if he is heading that way but i am not taking any chances. the comment to me was that he will be a lot more expensive if he gets to the mainland. at 5 months old my colt is turning into a brick outhouse. i am happy to try to replicate him. Campaspe it probably should be noted that the Gee Gee Stud has bred to mares that are a real mix.some with good records/some not -  the success of the stallion down here is pretty amazing considering.
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perhaps the other thing that is important is how easy they are to work with. probably helping his progenies cause.
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Really to me ,he has great shoulder angle, not sure whether he passes that to his progeny but not a bad start to athleticism imo . In any terms 4 winners in a day isn't a bad effort , I have a filly from a Testa Rossa stallion and she has a great temperament maybe Testa Rossa brings that in .
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would be great to see him in the flesh Goldey. perhaps that is where the temperament comes from. with not that much work my little fella will stand in the paddock while all his feet are cleaned out. towel/plastic bag all over him and takes his anitone by siringe without halter etc. i am very happy with where we are at with him at an early age.
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now moves in to the top ten of 2yo stallions for winners. 11 starters and 5 winners for the season. good return on the cash too from so little starters. 
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Stryker is going great as the post suggests. he is at 12 starters for 5 winners but $65000 less prizemoney than Wordsmith. just stating this to show just how well he is also going.Only $3000 service fee too
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Fair call. I think all these stallions deeds should promoted. The fat cats who own the big studs do enough spruiking for their own
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Wordsmith a Testa stallion... perhaps points to Three Bridges other stallion Unencumbered making the grade
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i agree Runner. i have to say i have no connection other than to use him and tell people about him. there is of course a slightly Tasmanian boast in there too. love our racing down here.
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just got off the phone to the Gee Gee Horse Stud. he is looking at covering around 100 mares this season. this is extraordinary as i am pretty sure there has only been around 400 broodmares operating in Tassie in the last few years. i am sure someone on here knows where to find that info.  half a dozen coming over from the mainland too. great news for the Tasmanian industry.
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