Dam: Powerful Light
Trainer: Bjorn Baker
POWERFUL FILLY, BIG DEEP GIRTH AND GREAT SHOULDERS. READY MADE 2YO
The filly: FOXWEDGE x POWERFUL LIGHT (pictured right)
This beautiful Bay filly is in the likeness of her sire Foxwedge. She has a good attitude and temperament. This filly is built like a colt.
Nice powerful gaskins and has a great action. Short cannon bones, lots of power in the hindquarter. Big deep girth great shoulders. Unbelievable value, jump and run speed filly. Good length of body and length of stride.
Bjorn Baker’s comments regarding the filly upon inspection. “I’m delighted to train the Foxwedge x Powerful Light filly for Blueblood Thoroughbreds. I had a few for Bluebloods, there great to deal with and great to work with. She’s a lovely filly, I really liked her at the sales. She’s got a fast sharp pedigree. Can not wait to get her into the stables”.
The Foxwedge filly has completed being broken in at Evergreen Stud by Gordan Pratt.
Gordan Pratt’s report upon conclusion of the filly being educated. “She was very precocious, very forward and an athletic filly. Impressive, nice under saddle. I am very excited to see how she is when she comes back into work. So far so good very exciting”.
She is currently at Cavallo Park spelling, where she is doing great. The filly has put on good condition and has grown and matured further. She will be going into pre training on 4th June, 2018 in readiness to head into Bjorn Baker’s Warwick Farm stables to start her first preparation of full work.
This filly is littered with 2yo winners in her pedigree and is bred to run in all the early 2YO races. Targeting the $2 million Inglis Millennium and the $3.5 million Golden Slipper.
This filly has been scoped, x-rayed and clinically examined.
She is the direct descendant of 7 Black Type winners.
Sire: FOXWEDGE (pictured left)
The highest rated son of champion stallion Fastnet Rock. He is champion 2nd Season Sire 2016/2017 the sire of Group 1 & Multiple Group 2 winner FOXPLAY – winner of the G1 Legacy, G2 Furious Stakes, G2 Tea Rose Stakes & G2 Phar Lap, he is also sire of VOLPE VELOCE, winner of the G1 Railway Stakes.
Foxwedge commenced stud his stud duties in 2012. He has already produced 7 stakes winners and 17 stakes performers with his best yet to come.
FOXWEDGE. 5 wins 2 at 2. Won MVRC William Reid S., Gr 1, ATC Roman Consul S., Gr 2, San Domenico S., Gr 3, Clarry Conners 2YO P, STC Always Recycling 2YO H, 2nd VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr 1, ATC Run to the Rose H., Gr 3, 3rd VRC Newmarket H., Gr 1, ATC Todman S., Gr 2, 4th ATC Golden Rose S., Gr 1, VRC Lightning S., Gr 1.
Dam: POWERFUL LIGHT
Powerful Light was an early running type with 2 wins at 2. She was good racehorse being a 2 time winner, she was a black type performer placing 3rd in a listed race. Powerful Light is a winner in town.
Dam of 2 foals to race. Star of Bethlehem. winner at 1250m. Vulpini. Placed at 2, 2d BRC Coca Cola Amatil 2YO P.
POWERFUL LIGHT. 2 wins at 2, BTC Concept Window Fashions H., 3d QTC CE McDougall S., L.
Trainer: BJORN BAKER (pictured right)
Bjorn has worked for his father, Murray Baker (one of New Zealand’s most successful trainers), on and off at every opportunity from the time he could wield a fork.
Horse racing being in the blood, Bjorn graduated from Otago University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Pharmacy. Spending over eight years in that profession before the pull of his horse-racing roots became too strong. He worked in New Zealand, Australia, England and Ireland throughout his pharmacy career which allowed him to attend many of Australasia’s and Europe’s great race meetings.
With dreams of becoming a thoroughbred horse trainer. Bjorn decided to capitalise on his years overseas and spent time at The Curragh with Irish Hall of Fame trainer, John Oxx, and in Belmont, New York with master US trainer, Christophe Clement.
In 2007, Bjorn decided to forgo his Pharmacy career and join Murray in the family business. On Bjorn’s first foray with a horse to Australia he accompanied Nom Du Jeu on his highly successful Autumn Carnival campaign in 2008, winning the AJC Derby at 40-1. After proving his worth, Bjorn then entered into a training partnership with Murray from the start of the 2008/09 season; in both the 2008/09 season and 2010/11 Baker Racing won more prize money than any other New Zealand based stable. Bjorn remained in partnership with his father, Murray, for three seasons during which they won in excess of 30 Stake Races.
Bjorn maintains a strong working relationship with his father in New Zealand. It’s A Dundeel was stabled with Bjorn during his recent Triple Crown (Randwick Guineas, Rosehill Guineas and ATC Derby) in the Autumn of 2013. The highlight of the partnership was in 2010 when Lion Tamer won the prestigious VRC Derby.
Arriving in Sydney Bjorn has not only produced results with stayers such as Cantonese and Mr Tipsy as expected with his background. He has also produced numerous 2yo winners. These include Unencumbered, Winning Rupert, Twilight Royale, Fuerza and Brilliant Terror (sold to HK) and recently produced his first Group 1 winner with Music Magnate winning the Doomben 10,000.
Bjorn finished the 2016/2017 racing season in sixth position on the NSW Trainers Premiership. Having 115 winners since the 1st August 2016 including 38 Metropolitan winners. Now in his seventh season training in Australia. Bjorn continues to grow from strength to strength which continually sees him beating his previous season’s record including a recent metropolitan treble.
NOMINATIONS AND BONUS SCHEMES
Eligible for the BOBS and BOBS Extra Schemes, $8 million Inglis Race Series, $3.5 million Golden Slipper, $1.5 million Blue Diamond, Golden Rose and Blue Sapphire.
Share Price: 2.5% share $1,645 or 5% share $3,290 or 10% share $6,580
Share Price Includes – Purchase Price, Training, Pre-training, Agistment, Breaking in, Insurance (13/02/2018 to 28/02/19), Vetting, Transport and all other associated costs up to the 1st June, 2018.
Budget approximately $24.50 per week per 2.5% – Ongoing costs