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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
Champion Stayer in Australia 2008/09. Won the Gr.1 Melbourne Cup, Gr.1 Caulfield Cup, Gr.2 Brisbane Cup, Listed Japan Trophy
Won the Gr.1 Queensland Derby, Gr.3 Frank Packer Plate
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
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
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
Won the Gr.1 QTC Winter Stakes
Won the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas etc. Sire
Won the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas, 2nd Gr.1 Cox Plate etc. Sire
Won the Gr.1 AJC Derby
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
3YO Filly Of The Year. Won the Gr.1 AJC Oaks, Gr.1 Ansett Australia Stakes, 2nd Gr.1 AJC Derby etc
Won the Gr.1 Flight Stakes
Won the Gr.1 Canterbury Guineas etc
Won the Gr.1 1000 Guineas, Gr.1 Flight Stakes etc
Won the Gr.2 VRC QEII, Gr.1 MV Cup (twice), Gr.3 JRC Cup, Gr.3 STC Manion Cup, Listed MVRC JRA Plate
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
Won the Gr.2 Moonee Valley Cup etc
Won the Gr.2 Premiere Stakes
Won the Gr.2 Emancipation Stakes, Listed Epona Stakes etc
BEAT THE FADE
Won the Gr.2 Emancipation Stakes etc
Won the Gr.2 VRC SAAB, 2nd Gr.1 AJC Derby etc
Won the Gr.2 Expressway Stakes etc
Won the Gr.2 VRC St Leger
Won the Gr.2 Newcastle Cup, Gr.2 Ajax Stakes etc
BOOK OF KELLS
Won the Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes
Won the Gr.2 Adelaide Cup
Won the Gr.3 Gloaming Stakes. Sire
Won the Gr.3 ATC JB Carr Stakes
DO YOU THINK
Won the Gr.3 Schweppervescence Stakes
Won the Gr.3 Star Kingdom Stakes etc
Won the Gr.3 BTC Rough Habit Plate, Listed Melbourne Cup Plate etc
Won the Gr.3 VRC Carbine Club Stakes etc
Won the Gr.3 BTC Rough Habit Plate etc
Won the Gr.3 N.E. Manion Cup, Listed Frank Underwood Cup
Won the Listed Canberra Guineas, Listed AJC Fernhill Handicap
Won the Listed Frank Underwood, Listed Australia Day Cups etc. Sire
Won the Listed Wiggle Quality, Listed Memorial Cup
Won the Listed William Inglis Classic, 3rd Gr.1 Caulfied Guineas etc
Won the Listed Tattersalls Cup
Won the Listed Stayers Cup etc
Won the Listed Parramatta Cup
Won the Listed Tattersalls Cup
3rd Gr.1 Melbourne Cup, 3rd Gr.1 VRC Oaks
2nd Brisbane Cup Gr1
2nd Gr.1 AJC Oaks
Tunku Gold Cup etc
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 StakesVIEW MORE
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 VRC Carbine Club Stakes (3-times)
Gr.3 ATC Frank Packer Plate
Listed ATC Furious 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
DGR is dedicated to horses. Our selection process has standards enforced by a demanding, detailed program that maximises your potential to source high-quality bloodstock. We’ve been perfecting our standards for horse selection since 1989 and always do so with a high degree of excellence.
A Vision of Prestige
In the make and shape of his leading sire, So You Think, this colt is from the 3yo stakes performer Valley Sweetheart. Hailing from a front-running family, he represented great buying very early on at Inglis Classic and is a type that is destined to follow in the footsteps of So You Think’s best progeny.
The Crown Jewel of Karaka
This filly is a queen in every respect and is the type of horse we come to New Zealand to buy. From a leading nursery with an excellent pedigree and physique to match, she is destined for success and will get every chance under the watchful eye of top fillies trainer John Sargent.
With loads of natural muscle, strength and a top pedigree on her side, this filly was a compelling buy for DGR’s Duncan Ramage. By the Group-winning Invincible Spirit stallion Ancient Spirit, she is from an impeccably related mare from one of New Zealand’s most distinguished nurseries.
The dynasty is written
A beautifully bred filly by exciting freshman So You Think stallion Peltzer. Her Not a Single Doubt dam was unbeaten as a juvenile and is already doing an excellent job at stud, producing a stakes-winning 2yo in Lord Cosmos.
Juvenile speed icon
An embodiment of speed in every conceivable aspect, this filly has the precocity, class and scope to be a top two-year-old and beyond. By exciting freshman sire Anders, she is from the Group-producing mare Think Icon, a daughter of up and coming Group 1 2yo damsire So You Think.