Mother Russia

30 Dec 2019 17:27
Mother Russia


Mother Russia, the brilliant five-year-old mare, has been retired from racing.

She will be joining the band of broodmares at her owner Mary Slack’s Wilgerbosdrift Stud.

Mike de Kock commented on Saturday: “Mother Russia lost a bit of her sparkle when she came back from Cape Town after finishing second in the J&B Met, not looking as well as she could have looked.”

“After discussing her future with Mary we felt there was no point in racing her into the KZN season, during which only the Garden Province Stakes and the Clairwood Mile would have been suitable races.

“Mother Russia brought Mary and the stable lots of joy and she was wonderful to train. She retires sound and happy and we look forward to seeing her progeny on track.  She leaves us on a deservingly high note having won the Queen’s Plate and running a great race in the Met.”

Mother Russia, by Windrush out of the Russian Fox mare, Russian Muse, won 10 Stakes races including 4 Grade 1 races –  Gr1 Queens Plate, Gr1 Majorca Stakes, Gr1Paddock Stakes and Gr1 Empress Club Stakes.  She won 13 of 29 starts and was a SW and SP in 19 races – with earnings overover R5 million in stakes.”

Upgrades to the ARO System.

Dear Subscribers, Compliments of the season and best wishes for a happy and productive 2020. To ring in the new year and new decade, we have effected a number of upgrades to the ARO system. …


Summerhill Stud Press Release

“I’ve been quoted in the local and foreign press recently as saying that breeding racehorses is a business in which you can grow old, and the presence at Summerhill of six young stallions of high …


Log in / Register to view full menu options

To view full menu please use the login. Logging in will provide you with the full menu that will display, female lines, results, tabulated pedigrees.


Australia’s King of Sires Redoute’s Choice dies at Arrowfield

Arrowfield Stud announces with great sorrow that the Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice died this morning at the farm, near Scone in the Hunter Valley.   The rising 23 year-old son of Danehill and Shantha’s Choice …


Arrogate tops rankings

Former US champion Arrogate, who stands his first season at Juddmonte Farms for a fee of $75 000 in 2018, was officially rated LONGINES Best Racehorse of 2017 on Tuesday. The son of Unbridled’s Song received his …


First winner for Noble Tune

Rathmor Stud’s beautifully bred young stallion Noble Tune was represented by his first winner when daughter Awesomely Tuned scored over 1200m at Scottsville on Wednesday. Bred by Mr Bunwarie, the 2yo filly dug down deep to …


© All rights reserved Action Racing Online - ARO