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Better Than Ready x Exciting Doll Filly

About This Filly

Team Thoroughbreds, along with bloodstock agent John Foote and Tony Gollan have made their next exciting purchase - a BETTER THAN READY x EXCITING DOLL Filly. She was purchased at the 2019 Gold Coast March Yearling sale for only $66k and is not only beautiful, but also powerful looking. She has a big hindquarter and strong shoulder, with a real presence of the dam's sire in her.

She was very well bought and is a perfect horse to race for the lucrative QTIS BONUS riches in QLD. A QTIS filly winning a Saturday Metropolitan QTIS bonus race takes home almost $80K for her connections. She will also be nominated for the lucrative Magic Millions Race Series.

She will be trained by Queensland's leading trainer Tony Gollan, out of his Eagle Farm stable.

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We sought assistance from renown bloodstock agent John Foote when looking to secure our first offering for 2019.  This filly is by freshman sire Better Than Ready (by More Than Ready) and the young horse doing a great job sitting in second place on Australia's Leading First Crop Sires of Season 2018-19 list with 16 individual winners and three stakes winners to the horse's credit.  Counting The Odyssey (2018 BRC Phelan Ready Stakes); Better Reflection (2018 BRC Calaway Gal Stakes) and Jagged Edge (2019  BRC Dalrello Stakes) as of late April.

This first book of runners is off a reasonable service fee of $9,900.00 (inc. GST) and has provided value for breeders and owners of the horses progeny.  The stud manager is looking to kick the four-time Listed winner off to a great start in his new career as another Queensland counterpart Spirit of Boom (by Sequalo) did when taking last seasons' Leading First-crop sire by winners (18) in Australia.

That fee for Better Than Ready has seen breeders in the state send upwards of more than 130 mares in each of the horses covering seasons, with the book doubling last spring. Those numbers  ensure the Better Than Ready has a few more two-year-old winners before seasons end.

This filly is out of Exciting Doll in-turn out of the stakes placed Nassi Doll a winner of six-races and more than $114,000 in earnings. A winner of four races Exciting Doll won over distances that ranged from 1100 m. to 1650 m. and placed another nine times from a 21-race career before connections sent her off to stud in 2015.

Nassi Doll is the dam of eight foals, seven are winners including the stakes placed Teronado (by Testa Rossa) and a winner of four races & Don Vito (by Reenact) six wins.  Better Than Ready was trained in Queensland won eight races was placed three-times earning more than $400,000 for his connections.   Winning the Listed ATC Brian Cowley Stakes (1200 m.) in the spring of 2012 at the bay/brown's sixth career start the horse went on to win the BRC Falvelon Stakes (1200 m.) and Mick Dittman Plate (1000 m.) in the autumn of 2013 then the Keith Noud Stakes (1200 m.) the following spring.  Better Than Ready's career spanned 16-starts the horse finished third in the Group 1 BRC BTC Cup (1200 m.) and fourth in the Group 2 MRC Rubiton Stakes behind champion sprinter Lankan Rupee at the horses last start in 2014 at Caulfield.

Once the Horse Racing Syndicate has been formed the new partnership will be managed by Team Thoroughbreds.

Horse Details

  • Sire: Better Than Ready
  • Dam: Exciting Doll
  • Sex: Filly
  • Foal Date: 28 August 2017

Trainer Details

Tony Gollan cemented his place in Queensland racing history at the conclusion of the 2014-15 racing season when he broke Bruce McLachlan's long-standing record of 78 metropolitan wins.

In celebrating that milestone, Gollan acknowledged the journey he had travelled since reviving his training career in 2003. His second premiership followed a break-through season and ably assisted by the Group One-winning half-brothers Spirit of Boom (by Sequalo) and Temple of Boom (by Piccolo) however it would be unfair to say Gollan's march toward the top of his profession was solely down to the "Boom Brothers".

All up, Gollan trained 95 winners Australia wide during the 2014-15 racing season earning connections more than $4million. With a third trainers' title firmly in the rear-vision mirror Gollan is now looking to build on the 100-plus winners Australia wide mark that landed him in tenth spot on the Australian Trainers' Premiership list at the end of the 2015-16 season with Gollan recording a top five finish training 88.5 metropolitan winners.

Tony Gollan is well placed on the Queensland premiership rankings this season, heading the metropolitan premiership with 67 individual winners that have earned connections more than $4million in prize money.

Gollan has begun the 2018-19 racing season in the same manner he finished the last chalking up 107 winners and to the stables credit the season has another four months to run.

Spirit of Boom is clearly the most successful galloper Gollan has trained providing him with successes in the 2014 Group 1 MVRC William Reid Stakes and the BRC Doomben 10,000. While Temple of Boom, owned by the same connections, and the oldest of the pair had won the 2012 ATC Galaxy at Randwick after wins at Group 2, Group 3 and Listed level.

While both Booms brothers enhanced Gollan's reputation, the effort to take Amexed from a maiden win at the Sunshine Coast over 1600 m. to success in the Group 3 BRC Rough Habit Plate (2000 m.) equally focused a bright light on his skill.

As a teenager Gollan was a star Rugby League player in Toowoomba, earning selection in the Queensland U-19 squad and winning a scholarship to play in Sydney. But with a professional football career beckoning he chose horse racing, with his first winner Carbon Shadow at Clifford Park in 1999, and it's a tribute to his dedication and persistence that followed some 13-years after he had taken the plunge and moved to Brisbane in 2012 to saddle up his first Group-1 winner.
Gollan has once again has approached the new season with that same attitude to keep building on those past results to ensure his rise to the top isn't a short stay and remains focused to collect a sixth premiership trophy at seasons end.

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Team Thoroughbreds is a team effort, where only the best are a part of our team, ensuring its success and the success of the horses.

Our trainer: Tony Gollan is Queensland's leading trainer, winning the Brisbane Metropolitan Trainers Premiership 3 years running.

Our bloodstock agent: John Foote Bloodstock is one of the leading bloodstock agencies in Australia, advising clients in all aspects of buying, breeding and racing thoroughbreds.

And of course you can't go wrong with the experienced and friendly staff at Team Thoroughbreds.



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