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Jan 20, 2020

Thorndon Mile win a boost for Victoria’s Greta West Stud

The Mitigator (inside rail) leads all the way in the Gr.1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) (Race Images/Grant Matthew)   It’s taken a while, but for Laurie McCarthy’s Greta West Stud the timing of Victorian stallion Master Of Design’s first Group One success as a sire couldn’t be any better. McCarthy is preparing the only Master Of Design yearling entered for Adelaide’s Magic Millions sales in March. As a half-sister to the talented South Australian-trained three-year-old Free Of Debt, the filly was already assured of attracting interest from Adelaide buyers. But with Master Of Design siring the winner of the Group One Thorndon Mile in New Zealand at the weekend, McCarthy has an additional marketing angle. In a never-say-die attitude that has become a trademark of his racing, The Mitigator led and held on to win… Read more

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