Victory for Brassy Belle


Victory Thoroughbreds’ purchase Brassy Belle is already providing returns to her new ownership group having run second first up before going one better on Saturday at Toowoomba.

Bought by Victory Thoroughbreds principal Shane Ciurleo for $29,000 on in late July, the well-related daughter of Rip Van Winkle looks like she will fill the racing partnerships brief of providing fun and lots of rewards for those that want to experience racehorse ownership without a huge monetary investment.

Despite her 59kg impost, Brassy Belle made light work of the mile event on Saturday night with a two-and-a-half length winning margin while walking away with $7,800 in prizemoney.

“I was very happy with the win,” commented Shane Ciurleo, who runs the racing partnerships for Ben Currie Racing.

“Obviously the goal was to get her back in winning form, you know it’s not so much improving her from her previous trainer it’s just changing her scenery, getting her back to her best previous level and seeing what she can do in less competitive company- we have her nominated her in town this weekend in a Class Three event.”

“We will see how she is how she is over the next few days before we decide whether we back her up or not.”

Currently training at approximately 30% winners to runners there is a fair amount of excitement surrounding the stable with Shane happy to purchase Brassy Belle for the team “I was rapt with the sales process on and impressed with the communication.”

“The service throughout the sale and after the sale was excellent.”

With owned by New Zealand Bloodstock buyers may also take advantage of the company’s auxiliary services with Shane noting that his request for a quote for insurance, provided by New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance was quickly responded to. purchases also have access to preferential rates with New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight.

Entries for the next Australia auction will be open from Tuesday  November 6 through to 7pm AEDT Monday 13 November with the auction running from Tuesday 14th November to Monday 20 November. Australia auctions now offer the most cost effective online auction entry fee with a standard listing now just $150 + GST. Contact Josh Murphy ( or Shona Drechsler ( to discuss your bloodstock sales needs on +61 3 9614 4882.


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