A large portion of our 2020 yearlings have completed their breaking-in at Queensland’s famed Kolora Lodge and experienced breaker and former Olympian rider Peter McMahon has listed his comments.
Located approximately 30km south-west of Brisbane, Kolora Lodge is an elite horse breaking, pre-training and spelling farm.
The team there have educated many stars of the turf, including Golden Slipper hero FARNAN, dual-Group 1 winning juvenile KING’S LEGACY and Breeders’ Plate winner GLOBAL QUEST this season alone.
Kolora has also produced two Magic Millions 2YO Classic winners (HOUTZEN and REAL SURREAL).
Kolora’s resident horsemaster Peter McMahon has offered his thoughts on Proven Thoroughbreds’ latest purchases below. NB horses fully sold have been omitted.
“This filly has come through her breaking in very well, she is balanced, quick and highly focused. She has a very willing attitude with a competitive edge. With the improvements we have seen in this filly over such a short period of time, you could be expecting successful results on the racetrack.”
I AM INVINCIBLE x SWEET KISS filly (Limited shares left)
“This filly has come through her breaking in really nicely. She is sharp, well balanced with a competitive spark about her. She has a great work ethic, a lovely natural carriage. She is very rewarding to work with and I think has a bright future.”
“A strong and scopey colt who has handled the work load during his breaking in with ease. In a short time he has shown us, he is very willing with a good length of stride and covers the ground well. With further education to build his confidence, he will be an awesome one to watch.”
“The progress this filly made in a short time was very pleasing, she is responsive and willing with a good forward action. She is a sharp minded filly that requires a little reassurance to further develop her confidence but we have been very impressed with her progress thus far. A short break and further education will do her well.”
“An athletic filly with the ability to complete her work with ease. She has a lovely natural forward action and has been a pleasure to work with. Time and experience will see this filly’s confidence grow as she matures.”
“A smart athletic colt with a very amicable personality. He has come through his breaking preparation with straight forward mannerisms and a willingness to learn. We are very happy with what this colt has shown us thus far.”
“This filly has completed her breaking in very well. She is well balanced, sharp and a real thinker. Her responsiveness and confidence is very promising. She was a pleasure to work with and would always complete her work with ease. We look forward to following this filly’s journey.”
“This colt has a great attitude towards and a very aesthetically pleasing presence about him. He has been very responsive throughout his preparation and with a break to help him focus and mature, I can see him developing into a quality colt.”
“This filly has plenty to like about her, she’s balanced with a great length of stride. She is a very honest going filly and is one I really like; she just needs a bit of time to mature.”
“This colt’s progression through his breaking has been very positive. He is quite laid back for a colt and takes everything in his stride. He is a precocious 2YO with a good brain and physique.”
“I am very happy with the feel this filly gives me, while she is a little immature I am really happy with her progress. She is very straight forward, honest and just a lovely going filly.”
“This colt just wants to please, he’s very straight forward and balanced. Although not a big horse he has a great length of stride and gives me the feel of an early 2YO.”
“This filly has come through her breaking in prep in fine form, she is a typical Dundeel filly very athletic strong minded and plenty of sass.”