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Anyone can go to auction with a big budget to spend and increase their likelihood of attaining Group 1 success. At DGR, we have repeatedly sourced top class racehorses at a sale price below the auction average. We respect the needs of clients while realising their lifelong dreams.

We have bought and managed horses to win Australia’s most iconic Group 1 races. Our clients have won with three-year-olds in the Spring and Autumn classics, right up to the Melbourne Cup. Our imprint on horse racing can be seen in the history-making champions bought by us.

DGR Champions

So You Think was bought by DGR for NZD$110,000 at the Karaka Premier Yearling Sale in 2008. His targets were long-term, but the colt immediately left an impression. He won his first Cox Plate as a three-year-old, which directly funded the expansion of Think Big Stud.

So You Think won eight races in total in Australia, including five Group 1s. He would win a further five Group 1 races in Europe, and now stands at the world-renowned Coolmore Stud.

Saintly

Saintly was purchased as a tried horse by DGR for AUD$100,000 after winning his first race as a two-year-old in 1995. He emerged as a promising three-year-old, winning the Australian Cup in 1996 before a series of defeats to the mighty Octagonal in Sydney.

Saintly won the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup in the Spring of 1996 and was crowned Horse of the Year for the 1996-1997 season. The horse was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2017.

Viewed

Viewed was privately bought by DGR for AUD$50,000 as an unprepared yearling. An unplanned purchase at the time, Viewed was sent to Bart Cummings and won seven races by the end of the 2007-08 season, including the time-honoured Brisbane Cup.

He won the Melbourne Cup at odds of 40/1 in the Spring of 2008. He became the first original topweight in history to win the Caulfield Cup in 2009.

Faint Perfume

Faint Perfume was bred by Duncan Ramage for Dato Tan Chin Nam and passed in at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale – Book 2 in 2008 and retained to race by Dato. Her grand-dam, Danendri, was bought by DGR for Ananda Krishnan and co-owner Chin Nam for AUD$80,000 in 1995.

Faint Perfume delivered on early Spring promise as a three-year-old and won the VRC Oaks in 2009. She was crowned Champion 3YO Filly in Australia for the 2009-10 season with a career best win in the Storm Queen Stakes in 2010. She was sold as a broodmare for AUD$700,000 in 2016.

First Seal

DGR was appointed to purchase the first yearlings for the fledgling China Horse Club, and in 2013 bought First Seal for NZD$700,000 at the Karaka Premier Yearling Sale. She won three of her first five races – beating Winx twice – and claimed the Group 1 Flight Stakes in October 2014.

She won five Group races in a 21-start career before retiring to stud. Her first foal was sold to Coolmore for AUD$1.8 million at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in 2020.

Norzita

The late Norzita sold to DGR for NZD$200,000 at the Karaka Premier Yearling Sale in 2011. The filly was unplaced only twice in her career. She won the Flight Stakes and Vinery Stud Stakes and was placed in a Doncaster Handicap in a six-month stretch. She was crowned Champion 3YO Filly for the 2012/13 season.

Norzita’s breeding exploits have been equally as prolific. Her first foal, Carif is a Stakes winner and was also placed in the Lexus Stakes, Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Chairman’s Handicap. Her second foal—a colt by Fastnet Rock—sold for AUD$660,000 as a yearling. The mare herself made AUD$1,700,000 at the 2019 Inglis Chairman’s Sale.

Honour Roll

SO YOU THINK
Inducted into the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame in 2019. Champion 3YO Male in Australia in 2009/10. Won the Gr.1 Cox Plate (twice), Gr.1 UK Prince of Wales Stakes, Gr.1 Underwood Stakes, Gr.1 Yalumba Stakes, Gr.1 MacKinnon Stakes, Gr.1 Tattersalls Gold Cup (twice), Gr.1 UK Eclipse Stakes, Gr.1 Irish Champion Stakes, Gr.2 Gloaming Stakes, Gr.2 Memsie Stakes etc. Group One Sire

SAINTLY
Inducted into the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame in 2017. Australian Horse of the Year. Won the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup, Gr.1 Cox Plate, Gr.1 Australian Cup etc

VIEWED
Champion Stayer in Australia 2008/09. Won the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup, Gr.1 Caulfield Cup, Gr.2 Brisbane Cup, Listed Japan Trophy

DARIANA
Won the Gr.1 Queensland Derby, Gr.3 Frank Packer Plate

FAINT PERFUME
Champion Filly in Australia in 2009/10. Won the Gr.1 VRC Oaks, Gr.1 Storm Queen Stakes, Gr.2 Kewney Stakes, Gr.2 Wakeful Stakes

NORZITA
Champion Filly in Australia in 2012/13. Won the Gr.1ATC Vinery Stud Stakes, Gr.1 ATC Flight Stakes, 3rd Gr.1 ATC Doncaster Handicap, 2nd Gr.2 ATC Kewney Stakes, 2nd Gr.2 ATC Tea Rose Stakes

FIRST SEAL
Champion Filly in Australia in 2014/15. Won the Gr.1 ATC Flight Stakes, Gr.3 MRC Tristarc Stakes, Gr.2 ATC Tea Rose Stakes, Gr.2 ATC Surround Stakes, Gr.2 ATC Millie Fox Stakes, 2nd Gr.1ATC Canterbury Stakes, 2nd Gr.1 ATC Spring Champion Stakes, 2nd Gr.1 ATC Vinery Stud Stakes, 2nd Gr.1 ATC Coolmore Classic, 2nd Gr.2 ATC Light Fingers Stakes

RUSSETING
Won the Gr.1 QTC Winter Stakes

GOD’S OWN
Won the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas etc. Sire

WONDERFUL WORLD
Won the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas, 2nd Gr.1 Cox Plate etc. Sire

ROMAN EMPEROR
Won the Gr.1 AJC Derby

CATALAN OPENING
Won the Gr.1 Doncaster Handicap, Gr.1 Crysler Stakes, Gr.2 Theo Marks, Gr.2 Royal Sovereign Stakes, Gr.3 Ajax Stakes, Gr.3 Konica Stakes

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DANENDRI
3YO Filly Of The Year. Won the Gr.1 AJC Oaks, Gr.1 Ansett Australia Stakes, 2nd Gr.1 AJC Derby etc

DANARANI
Won the Gr.1 Flight Stakes

FINE SOCIETY
Won the Gr.1 Canterbury Guineas etc

DASHING EAGLE
Won the Gr.1 1000 Guineas, Gr.1 Flight Stakes etc

PRECEDENCE
Won the Gr.2 VRC QEII, Gr.1 MV Cup (twice), Gr.3 JRC Cup, Gr.3 STC Manion Cup, Listed MVRC JRA Plate

EUROZONE
Won the Gr.2 ATC Stan Fox Stakes, Listed ATC Rosebud, 2nd Gr.1 MRC CF Orr Stakes, 3rd Gr.1 ATC Royal Randwick Guineas, 4th Gr.1 VRC Australian Guineas. Sire

FRIGHTENING
Won the Gr.2 Moonee Valley Cup etc

KRONER
Won the Gr.2 Premiere Stakes

KOSI BAY
Won the Gr.2 Emancipation Stakes, Listed Epona Stakes etc

BEAT THE FADE
Won the Gr.2 Emancipation Stakes etc

STRASBOURG
Won the Gr.2 VRC SAAB, 2nd Gr.1 AJC Derby etc

PASTA EXPRESS
Won the Gr.2 Expressway Stakes etc

ACCUMULATE
Won the Gr.2 VRC St Leger

HIGH CEE
Won the Gr.2 Newcastle Cup, Gr.2 Ajax Stakes etc

BOOK OF KELLS
Won the Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes

GOOD IDEA
Won the Gr.2 Adelaide Cup

PENDRAGON
Won the Gr.3 Gloaming Stakes. Sire

YATTARNA
Won the Gr.3 ATC JB Carr Stakes

DO YOU THINK
Won the Gr.3 Schweppervescence Stakes

TAIKUN
Won the Gr.3 Star Kingdom Stakes etc

PURPLE SECTOR
Won the Gr.3 BTC Rough Habit Plate, Listed Melbourne Cup Plate etc

BALLISTIC BOY
Won the Gr.3 BTC Rough Habit Plate etc

SUPER MONARCH
Won the Gr.3 N.E. Manion Cup, Listed Frank Underwood Cup

KUDAKULARI
Won the Listed Canberra Guineas, Listed AJC Fernhill Handicap

PRINCE ARTHUR
Won the Listed Frank Underwood, Listed Australia Day Cups etc. Sire

YOUHADYOURWARNING
Won the Listed Wiggle Quality, Listed Memorial Cup

SHOESHINE HENRY
Won the Listed William Inglis Classic, 3rd Gr.1 Caulfied Guineas etc

ZINGAM
Won the Listed Tattersalls Cup

RUY LOPEZ
Won the Listed Stayers Cup etc

MI CASA
Won the Listed Parramatta Cup

PERPETUAL CHECK
Won the Listed Tattersalls Cup

ZAZABELLE
3rd Gr.1 Melbourne Cup, 3rd Gr.1 VRC Oaks

MORPHY
2nd Brisbane Cup Gr1

THINK MONEY
2nd Gr.1 AJC Oaks

GLIDE AWAY
Tunku Gold Cup etc

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Group 1

Gr.1 MVRC Cox Plate (three times)

Gr.1 VRC Melbourne Cup (twice)

Gr.1 MRC Caulfield Guineas (twice)

Gr.1 Canterbury Guineas (twice)

Gr.1 ATC Flight Stakes (4 times)

Gr.1 MRC Caulfield Cup

Gr.1 VRC Australian Cup

Gr.1 ATC Derby

Gr.1 MRC Thousand Guineas

Gr.1 Hong Kong Bowl

Gr.1 Britain's Eclipse Stakes

Gr.1 Ireland's Champion Stakes

Gr.1 Ireland's Tattersalls Gold Cup

Gr.1 Singapore Tunku Gold Cup

Gr.1 ATC Vinery Stud Stakes (twice)

Gr.1 ATC Oaks

Gr.1 VRC Chrysler (Emirates) Stakes

Gr.1 VRC Oaks

Gr.1 ATC Doncaster Hcp

Gr.1 VRC MacKinnon Stakes

Gr.1 QTC Winter Stakes

Gr.1 MRC Toorak Hcp

Gr.1 MRC Underwood Stakes

Gr.1 MRC Yalumba Stakes

Gr.1 VATC Orr Stakes

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Group 2

Gr.2 ATC Stan Fox Stakes

Gr.2 ATC Tea Rose Stakes (twice)

Gr.2 MRC Memsie Stakes

Gr.2 ATC Expressway Stakes

Gr.2 ATC Emancipation Stakes

Gr.2 ATC Royal Sovereign Stakes

Gr.2 ATC Chelmsford Stakes

Gr.2 ATC Theo Marks

Gr.2 ATC Ajax Stakes

Gr.2 QTC Brisbane Cup

Gr.2 VRC Wakeful Stakes (twice)

Gr.2 ATC Premiere Stakes

Gr.2 ATC Hill Stakes (twice)

Gr.2 VRC Kewney Stakes

Gr.2 ATC Tulloch Stakes

Gr.2 ATC Gloaming Stakes (twice)

Gr.2 Moonee Valley Cup (twice)

Gr.2 VRC Lexus (SAAB) Stakes

Gr.2 VRC St Leger

Gr.2 ATC Villiers Stakes

Gr.2 ATC Surround Stakes (twice)

Gr.2 Adelaide Cup

Group 3 & Listed

Gr.3 ATC The Schweppes Stakes

Gr.3 The Curragh Mooresbridge Stakes

Gr.3 MRC Norman Robinson

Gr.3 MRC Guineas Prelude

Gr.3 ATC Konica Stakes (twice)

Gr.3 ATC Star Kingdom Stakes

Gr.3 Kembla 2yo Classic

Gr.3 ATC South Pacific Classic

Gr.3 ATC Manion Cup (twice)

Gr.3 MVRC Coongy Hcp

Gr.3 BTC Rough Habit Plate (twice)

Gr.3 ATC Frank Packer Plate

Listed ATC Furious Stakes

Listed VRC Carbine Club Stakes

Listed ATC Stayers Cup

Listed ATC Winter Cup

Listed ATC Lord Mayors Cup

Listed ATC Tattersalls Cup (3 times)

Listed ATC Frank Underwood Cup (twice)

Listed ATC William Inglis Classic

Listed ATC Australia Day Cup

Listed ATC Parramatta Cup (twice)

Listed ATC Fernhill Stake

Listed ATC Japan Trophy

Listed ATC Starlight Stakes

Listed ATC Hall Mark Stakes

Listed ATC Epona Stakes

Listed Sandown Cup

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