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Flow Meter

Danerich produces another stakes performer in Flow Meter (Danerich - Trice Moss) who ran second in the SAJC Murray Bridge Cup at Listed Level over 1600m. A very consistent galloper Flow Meter has now raced 50 times for 8 wins, 8 seconds and 10 thirds for prize money of $235,210. Flow Meter was bred by Rangal Park Stud and trained in Adelaide by John Hickmott


Queensland Racing Metropoliton Premiership Horse of the Year

Son of Danerich Didntcostalot (Danerich-Costi) has won the title of Queensland Racing Metropoliton Premiership Horse of the Year. Having 8 starts for new trainer Tony Golan during the season didntcostalot won 4 of them and was placed 3 times. His wins included the 3.5 length win in the BRC George Moore Stakes at Group 3 level and a second in the BRC Victory Stakes at Group 2 level, he amassed $312,300 during the last 12 months a great effort for a purchased at the National Yearling Sale for a mere $3,000



The flying LORD OF THE SKY returned to the winners stall with his brilliant all the way win in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes. The son of DANERICH takes his stakes earnings over the million dollar mark with the 1.5 length win. Trainer Robbie Laing now looking to the take the entire overseas to add value for life after racing. This win confirms Laing's opinion of the horse as he describes him as the fastest stallion in Australia saying "There's not a stallion in Australia that goes with him if you let him run". Lord of the Sky has now won six races including two Group 3 races and been stakes placed a further four times including second in two Group one races including being beaten a lip by Chautauqua in the TJ Smith Stakes.

Halfway done the straight it looked like it might be a Danerich quinella with TADDEI TONDO running a very cheeky race before weakening late to finish fourth.

DANOULI rounded off a good day for the sire Danerich winning another city race in Adelaide.


Great return to racing for Didntcostalot to finish second in group 2 BRC Victory Stakes. The son of DANERICH ran a very cheeky race to be just headed in the last 50m to be beaten less than half a length by the inform consistent galloper Fell Swoop. Fell Swoop has great form around him running seconds in group 1's behind Flamberge and Australia's No 1 sprinter Chautauqua. With the aid of race fitness Didntcostalot should be very competitive in what ever he contests during the Queensland carnival.


Making a habit of winningalot

Talented Didntcostalot (Danerich - Costi) has added a group 3 win to his resume by winning The George Moore Stakes at Doomben. A winner of 10 races Didntcostalot has always shown his far share of ability including running a track record at Wyong at his debut race start but since going Tony Gollan's camp he has found a new lease of life winning 4 of his 6 starts. Beautifully ridden by Tegan Harrison who let the horse set a fast clip and had all other horses struggling a long way from home to win comfortably by 3.5 lengths in a sizzling time of 1:08:17.


Richie's Vibe proved he is back and not too far away from his best with a solid third in the SAJC Spring Stakes at Group 3 level. A great return for the son of Danerich after a 22 week break, Richie's Vibe kicked clear soon after straightening before fitness just telling on him just weakening into third position beaten only 1.6 lengths.



Streetcar Isabelle (Danerich - Stellar Fille) is building an imposing record after winning the LISTED Oakbank stakes over 1100m by 2.9 lengths. The daughter of DANERICH taking her race record to 4 wins and a second from only six starts. The 4yo mare was well rated in front by jockey Jason Holder to lead through out in a very nice time and will certainly have more wins in store for her. Another of Danerich's progeny Lord of the Sky followed on from his great 4th in the Group 1 Newmarket H to just be defeated in the group 1 TJ Smith Stakes by Chautauqua. It was a very good effort by Lord of the Sky as this race was built up as a battle to be be the world best sprinter and to only go down by a lip to still finish in front of group 1 horses like Lankan Rupee and Terravista pleased trainer Robbie Laing as his belief is his horse still has vast maturity still to come and will be even better in 6 or even 12 months time.


Danerich continued his stellar month with 5 winners on Saturday 13.12.14 including city winners Audino (VRC Dorevitch Pathology H) and Flow Meter (SAJC The Deck Twilight H). Audino trained by Robbie Laing has now won 5 of his 21 starts including his last three starts including his last two in town. Flow Meter trained by John Hickmott is a winner of 3 of his 16 starts. Other winners included Immortal Fire, Galvagin and Rich Show. Danerich has had 11 winners in the 14 days of December so far including 6 Metropolitan wins.


TadDei Tondo (Danerich - Pachouli) is the latest stakes performer by Rangal Park Stud Stallion Danerich. Taddei Tondo finished second in the listed Weekend Hussler Stakes at Caulfield. The Gerald Moloney trained gelding flew down the centre of the track with the eventual winner to only go down by the smallest of margins in a great fighting finish. Taddei Tondo has been in great form in his three starts from spell with a great first up win over the highly talent Peter Moody trained Il Cavallo and a third in a showcase race second up.


Lord Of The Sky

Highly Talented son of DANERICH "Lord of the Sky" wins the Sir John Monash Stakes. Lord of The Sky had a lot of things against him, with being a 3yo and carrying 58kg against older horses, his first go on a wet track, his first go above 1000m, despite these unknowns he thrashed a good field to win the GROUP 3 event by 4.5 lengths to confirm the high opinion his trainer has of him. His trainer Robbie Laing has always believed this horse could make the highest grade and he has now won 5 races from his 8 starts.


Group 2 for Richie

Consistent horse Richie's Vibe (Danerich-Early Wakening) has keep his consistent form going by winning the Group 2 Australia Stakes, ridden off the pace by Damien Oliver on a night seemingly suiting on pacers, Richie's Vibe came with a very strong run and a sensational ride to beat proven stakes performer in Moment Of Change. Richie's Vibe keeps stepping up in grade and has met every challenge set by trainer Tony Vasil and has now won 5 of his 11 race starts for stakes of over $335,000. Richie's Vibe aslo continues the great form of his sire Danerich who also had a winning double on the night with Neat Feat winning the 55 Second Challenge Heat. Danerich has an outstanding last 6 weeks flying up the Sires Lists from approx 75th at the start of December to 48th in mid January.


Kaiser Sun

Lightly raced Kaiser Sun (Danerich-Street Princess) has proved he is a horse with a bright future running third in the Listed Kensington Stakes at only his seventh race start. Winner of four of his seven race starts with 2 placings he is like most of the Danerich progeny in being very consistent and there should be some nice races for him over the Autumn. Danerich continues the roll he is on and has now produced 4 stakes winners and 3 stake placed horses.


Super Month For Danerich

December proved to be a super month for Danerich with his progeny winning 17 races during the month, with a stakes placing by Richie's Vibe and a track record by Just A Bullet. This catapulted Danerich from Approx 75th on the leading sires lists to 50th. Richie's Vibe already a stakes winner proved how consistent he was with another stakes placing in the Christmas Stakes and Just A Bullet ran a track record at Corowa recording 56:45 for the 1000m. January has also continued where December left off as his progeny has already had 6 wins for the month including 4 city winners (Kaiser Sun, Natural Disaster, Lord of the Sky and Crystal Reef) moving Danerich further up the sires list to 49th.


Son of Danerich shows up on the big stage. Richie's Vibe (Danerich- Early Wakening) has produced barnstorming last sectionals to win the Listed MSS Security Sprint Handicap at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day. The ultra consistent four year old has now won 4 of his 8 race starts. This is Richie's Vibe's first preparation and certainly has a bright future ahead of him. This is Danerich's fourth stakewinner with the others being Heaven's Riches, Classy Chloe and Flying Skipper.


Vibe on Richie is good.

Adelaide trained Richie's Vibe (Danerich-Early Wakening) showed he has enormous ability with a barnstorming second in the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes at Caulfield. Coming from last on the turn Richie's Vibe flew past all but the eventual winner It is Written to only be beaten by .2 lengths in the 1200m event. A very consistent horse he has won 3 of his 5 starts for his trainer Paul Beshara. Richie's Vibe's sire is Danerich who is now becoming a very consistent sire himself, a sire of 60 individual winners with 3 stakes winners and 3 stakes placed horses.


Yesterday morning Wednesday 6th March, 2013 Keltrice due to the infirmities of old age was put down.

Keltrice was 22 years of age and has endured good health until recently. Keltrice a Group 1 winner of the Lightning Stakes and runner up in Blue Diamond Stakes behind Lady Jakeo stood at Rangal Park Stud since his retirement from the track in 1995. As a sire Keltrice had an impressive 67% winners to runners strike rate and produced the black type runners, Del Este – Billett Express, Northeast Sheila, Deprave, Storm Signal, Dashing Granada, Skymaker, Cross Current, Serkelt, On Focus, Magical Pearl, Maunatrice, Zarek, Clevedon, Lezayre, Kelthorpe, Sally Magic, Mavourtrice, Gotrice, Vegas Show, Keltic Flash, Keltaeha, Keltah, Aadelaidee, Kel Power and Kid Marco. Keltrice’s pedigree is free of Northern Dancer, Mr Prospector, Star Kingdom and Sir Tristram blood, which has stood him in good stead as a broodmare sire with Stakes performers the likes of Lady Melksham, Celebrity Girl, Publishing, Jacqueline Rouge, Satin Robes, Midnight Mustang, Uxorious, Lyell, Immortality, Miss Mooney Mooney, Destruction, The Annihilator, Megadeal, Rhumb Line, Albaicin, Stop Sookin and Poised to Win and many more to come. 

Keltrice will be buried at Rangal Park Stud alongside stallion Palace Music and mare Jovan and will be sadly missed by all the staff that worked with him.

Flying Skipper

Flying Skipper has given his sire Danerich his third stakes winner by winning the Listed VRC Myer Spring Fashion Stakes at Flemington over 1800m. The consistent Flying Skipper has continued his trainers great form, the John Hickmott trained 3 year old was given a gun ride by Steven King to win by a short half head. Settling in the second half of the field Steven peeled Flying Skipper of the rails to be given an uninterrupted run down the straight to win just on the post. Flying Skipper will now head to the Sandown Guineas.

Chloe has Class

Danerich has produced his second stakes winner when Classy Chloe (Capital Growth) won the Listed SAJC Durbridge Stakes over 1200m. Classy Chloe was backed from even money into $1.80 but was given no favours when trapped three wide the entire trip and only hit the front on the line. Classy Chloe has been a very a very consistent mare winning 5 of her 11 starts with 3 seconds and two thirds, only ever missing a place last start when dissapointed for a run for the entire straight at Caulfield in the listed Sportingbet Sprint Series Final. But the start before that when resuming she was simply awesome when she ran second in the Group 3 Sprint Series Heat behind Detours but finishing in front of subsequent winners Mosheen and Mrs Onassis. Trainer John Hickmont has always had a good opinion of her and has placed her beautifully throughout her career and she has won over $200,000 in stakes.


Great Strike Rate

Improving young stallion Danerich is putting together an impressive strike rate of late, with his progeny's last 35 race starts he has produced 7 wins and 11 placings including 4 city wins (Didntcostalot, Lady Searcy, Legcut and Rich Bonus) and a further 4 city place getters. Didntcostalot resumed at Sandown in impressive style and will be looking for better races over the Spring. He won his first 3 race starts including his Maiden in track record time at Wyong before competing against the best 3 year olds around where he become stakes placed in the Listed BRC Mick Dittman Plate and the Listed ATC Fireball Handicap.

Legcut (Danerich - Pentiara) makes in two in a row progressing from a Moe Maiden Plate to a Saturday Metro win in the Hindmarsh Plumbing Handicap at Morphettville and now has won 2 of her 3 race starts. Legcut was very well supported in the betting ring and lead through out to pull away from the rest of the field to win very comfortably.

Joyous Victory

Rangal Park Stud's grand mare Jovan produced yet another winner in Joyous Lady . Joyous Lady (By Ne Coupez Pas) is Jovan's last foal and won in good style, sitting outside the leader with break neck speed on, she kicked clear on straightening to be to good by 1.5 lengths. Jovan was a brilliant broodmare producing 3 stakes winners in Northeast Sheila, Kablammo and Dashing Granada, she was also the grand dam of stakes winners Celebrity Girl, Jacqueline Rouge and stakes placed Sheila's Star, Down Under Boy, Albaicin also the ill fated Daintree Duke. Jovan who passed away recently is buried on the property beside the champion sire Palace Music.


Lady Searcy in a canter

Danerich filly Lady Searcy (Deadwood Stage) maintained her good form after her first up victory in a Geelong Maiden, to destroy her rivals in the MRC Centrebet Handicap at Mornington by 5 lengths. Lady Searcy lead through out and put daylight between her and her rivals in a very commanding victory. Owner breeder David MacKintosh was elated with the victory and obviously has a good opinion of her as he has already booked the mother Deadwood Stage to be served again by the same sire Danerich. Also elated was the trainer Carole Heffernan who brought up her first metropolitan winner.


Heaven seeks Derby riches

Danerich has produced his first stakes winner in Heaven's Riches (Nassi Angel by Nassipour). Heaven's Riches was successful in the 2000m Chairmans Stakes at Morphettville at Group 3 level. Although not given a chance by the punters his trainer Robbie Laing has always had an opinion of the Danerich colt. Robbie has had set him for the South Australian Derby as his main goal for some time. Heaven's Riches was ridden beautifully by Michael Walker who had him positioned on the rails mid field and peeled out on straightening but was pushed back to fourth last, once clear he flew down the centre of the track and was still going strong on the line. With the way he finished of this race over 2000m, that and the fact that he would meet mostly the same horses again, next Saturdays Derby should be right up his ally, his trainer must be very confident his horse will be a major player in the Group 1 event. Heaven's Riches was bred by Rangal Park Stud, his dam Nassi Angel is a full sister to Shiva's Revenge who himself won a South Australian Derby before running 2nd in a Melbourne Cup behind Lets Elope.

Ne Coupez Pas Shouting Loud and Proud

Rangal Park Stud stallion Ne Coupez Pas progeny has continued their good recent form with two stakes placed horses within a week. The first being French Tang who was taken to Tasmania for the Listed Hobart Guineas over 2100m by trainer Greg Eurell after some good city form in Melbourne. French Tang all but blew her chances after slightly missing the start, losing all advantage of her inside barrier and also got hampered leaving the straight the first time and was pushed back to last, gaining a lot of credit by strongly working home in the straight to finish third. Then Shout Out Loud lined up in the Listed John Dillion Stakes at Caulfield over 1400m. Shout Out Loud sat outside the leader Danzylum the entire way and looked poised to win until the Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed came down the outside to just take the advantage on the line.

Son of Danerich makes it three in a row

The flying son of Danerich Didntcostalot has taken his strike rate to three wins from three starts. After his enormous effort at Wyong by winning in track record time at debut, to win by 5.5 lengths, he followed that by breaking the second up hoodoo with a solid win at Gosford carrying the top weight of 58kg to win by 1.5 lengths. He then progressed to city class, winning the Styletread Handicap at Warwick Farm by 2.5 lengths, in a time of 1:03.89 for the 1100m event on slow ground proving he is bomb prove on firm or wet ground. Trained by Marc Conners who declared before the race that he would spell Didntcostalot after the race and he would be brought back in the autumn to head for better races.

Down Under Boy blows them away.

Down Under Boy (Ne Coupez Pas - Up Over Girl) came with a well timed run to win the Emirates Airlines Handicap, the final race of the Flemington carnival. Down Under Boy was resuming when he settled 3rd last after starting from barrier 17. At the huge odds of 70 to 1 he blew many punters away but has now earnt over $460,000 in prize money.

Didntcostalot but can run


Following on from his excellent 4.8 length trial win on October 4th, Didntcostalot (DANERICH – COSTI) thrashed his rivals by 5.5 lengths to win in a track record time of 1-02.32 for the 1,100m event at Wyong today (13.10.2011) beating Rose of Kings 2005 time by .01. The son of Danerich could not have been any more impressive and to add even more credit to the win, this was done at his debut race start. Didntcostalot also ran almost a full second faster than the class one race and almost two seconds faster than the other Maiden Plate all over the same distance. Trained by Marc Conners and ridden by Jeff Penza, this colt was purchased at the National Yearling Sale for a mere $3,000 and certainly has a bright future as according to his jockey he has obvious improvement still in him.


Celebrity Girl shows her class.

Celebrity Girl showed her class when completely thrashing her rivals in the Listed VRC Cap D'Antibes Stakes, trainer Mark Kavanagh was very pleased with the filly saying she has always showed them she had ability. Celebrity Girl has now won both her race starts and is well up there in the betting for The Thousand Guineas and the VRC Oaks which will be her main goals. Her dam Dashing Granada herself finished 4th in both the Thousand Guineas and the VRC Oaks. Dashing Granada was bred by Rangal Park Stud and is a full sister to Northeast Sheila. Celebrity Girl is also another stakes winner for Keltrice as the broodmare sire, he is now the broodmare sire 9 stakeswinners and 6 stakes placed horses.


Blue Beret wins 2011 Inglis Autumn Plate

Blue Beret (2yo Ne Coupez Pas - Militant Miss) won the 2011 Inglis Autumn Plate. Blue Beret sat outside the leader before taking the lead early in the straight to hold of a late challenge from the $3 favorite Rossa May. It was a great effort by Blue Beret the daughter of Ne Coupez Pas as it was only her second race start. Blue Beret trained by Tracey Templeton then had to hold of a protest lodged by the second placed horse which was later dismissed.


Ne Coupez Pas Back On Track

After being withdrawn from service in 2009 due to fertility problems Ne Coupez Pas appears to be back on track with 4 mares tested this season with 2 in foal (one with twins).

The impeccably bred stallion who's crops have been very small sees his biggest crop (55 Foals) now turned two year olds, one of which in the 2010 premier sales selling for $100,000.

Ne Coupez Pas who's strike rate has been very high and has been represented by only 70 starters to date and returned winning owners 12.8 times the advertised service fee on average.

Ne Coupez Pas has been represented on the track with Satin Robes, Jacqueline Rouge, Down Under Boy, Flash Coupe etc and sees his biggest crop due to grace the track very shortly.


New Stud Manager For Rangal Park Stud

After over 19 years service to Rangal Park and many years before that for the former Napier Park Stud, Graham and Marilyn Burley have decided to move on to greener pastures and head into retirement. Genuine horse people with a wealth of knowledge and a great respect throughout the industry Graham and Marilyn will be surely missed and we wish them all the best for many happy years of retirement. We are glad to announce the appointment of Tim Jackson and wife Christine to the stud managerial role. Tim is an experienced horseman and brings a vast knowledge from all areas in the horse industry.

New stud manager Tim Jackson and wife Christine

2nd August 2010

Shout Out Loud (Ne Coupez Pas - Hit Your Kick) an ultra consistent galloper has today won the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup, given a gun ride by Robbie Fradd, Shout Out Loud sat behind the leaders and despite looking under pressure coming into the straight, the 5 yo gelding dug deep to keep finding all the way up the straight to win by a head and taking his earnings to $243,530. Trained by Kerry Petrick the gelding has not been out of the money since heading to Darwin with a few runs in Adelaide as well, since joining the Kerry Petrick team he has had 9 starts for 5 wins, 2 seconds, 1 third and a fourth taking his career to 23 starts 6 wins, seven seconds and four thirds.


23rd January 2010

Shout Out Loud (Ne Coupez Pas - Hit Your Kick) has returned from a spell in fine form. Now with his third trainer, formerly with John Salanitri at Caulfield and D Bates in Darwin and now Ms Kerry Petrick in Adelaide. He returned in a Saturday class race at Morphettville Parks to be beaten in the last stride for a narrow second on the 9th of January and then won at Morphettville Parks today at his second run from spell in fine fashion. His race record is now 2 wins, 6 seconds and 3 thirds from 16 starts and $64,980. Red Coupe has also return from spell well with a first up win at Seymour on the 21st January. Resuming in a handly field Red Coupe ran the 1000m in 57:98 taking his record to 4 wins and a third from 16 starts and $66,288 in stakes.


21st November 2009

Down Under Boy (Ne Coupez Pas - Up Over Girl) ran his usual honest race running 3rd in todays Group 3 Betfair Eclipse Stakes at Sandown. Finding it hard to break through for a deserved stakes win, he again filled the placings and has now been stakes placed 6 times.

16th November 2009

Ne Coupez Pas's winners to runners percentage continues to rise and is now at 68.8% with 42 winners from 61 starters, with the two new winners How Ever and Jardines Crossing.

6th September 2009

Sire Ne Coupez Pas continues to produce winners and continues to improve his stud record. Smooth Coupez (out of Smooth Flo, grandsire Flotilla) having her third race start produced a strong finishing burst to win her 3yo maiden and in doing so it increased Ne Coupez Pas winners to runners percentage to 67.8%, now with 40 winners from only 59 starters.

22nd August 2009

Magical Pearl (Keltrice-Boundary West) became Keltrice's 10th stakes winner when the ultra consistent gelding won the listed Sportingbet Penny Edition Stakes at Morphettville Parks. Carrying 59kg and rising to 1400m Magical Pearl sat behind the pace and fought out a tough finish to hold out the fast finishing Ocean Challenger and Rebel Raider. Magical Pearl has had 19 starts for 8 wins 3 seconds and 3 thirds for earnings of $205,055.

Keltrice had 3 starters at Morphettville Parks, for a winning double with Magical Pearl and Keltah with his other starter Li'l Cashy finishing second.


8th August 2009

Keltrice had a great start to the new racing season with Midnight Mustang and Magical Pearl running the quinella in the Group 3 Spring Gully Spring Stakes at Morphettville. Keltrice is the broodmare sire of Midnight Mustang, who has now won 8 of his 20 starts for earnings of $227,225 and Keltrice is the sire of Magical Pearl, who notched up his first stakes placing, taking his record to 18 Starts for 7 wins and 6 placings including the second placing in this Group 3 event and earnings of $160,200.

Keltrice is the sire 9 stakes winners and 14 stakes placed horses and a winners to runners percentage of 69%


19th July 2009

Jacqueline Rouge continued the good form for her, her sire Ne Coupez Pas and broodmare sire Keltrice, breaking through for a well deserved stakes win in the Listed QTC Tattersall's Mile Handicap over 1600m. Taking her stakes earnings to $422,300. Finally drawing a decent barrier Jacqueline Rouge flew the gates and set a strong pace and despite being harassed in the lead kicked clear in the straight to win very comfortably. This mare was retained by Rangal Park Stud as a future broodmare and leased out and raced with the stud, congratulations to all the people who make up the lease and race her.

Ne Coupez Pas also having a good weekend with Jacqueline Rouge becoming a stakes winner and Shout Out Loud running 3rd in the DTC Skycity NT Derby and Snared becoming a new winner for the stallion, taking Ne Coupez Pas's record to 39 winners from 58 starters and a winners to runners percentage of 67.3%, with 2 stakeswinners and 2 stakes placed horses.

With the win of Jacqueline Rouge, she became Keltrice's third stakeswinner as broodmare sire for the season. He is now the broodmare sire of 7 stakeswinners inc Jacqueline Rouge, Midnight Mustang, Lyell, Satin Robes, Publishing, Miss Mooney Mooney, Immortality and stakes placed The Annihilator, Megadeal, Rhumb Line, Albaicin and Poised To Win.

Northeast Sheila the mother of Jacqueline Rouge had given birth to a colt by Ne Coupez Pas last season, making him a full brother to Jacqueline Rouge. He will be offered up at the yearling sales in 2010.


Jacqueline Rouge wins the LISTED QTC Tattersall"s Mile Handicap

pictures by Noel Pascoe

27th June 2009

With the recent wins of Alice Coupez and Paleface Warrior and some great efforts of Jacqueline Rouge at stakes level in Queensland (3rd Dane Ripper S, Gr.3, 4th Glasshouse H., L) Ne Coupez Pas winners to runners percentage has risen to an excellent 65.6%. With 38 winners from only 58 starters including the stakes performers Satin Robes, Down Under Boy, Jacqueline Rouge and Flash Coupe and city performers Desireux, Je Ne Sais Pas, Braided General, Shallot, Play of the Day, Lazer Edge, Gypsy Coupez, Zip It Off, Jenolan and French Trap etc.

Ne Coupez Pas is proving to be exceptional value with his winners averaging over $54,000 which is approx 9 times his service fee, and an average of $36,000 per starter which is approx 6 times service fee.

16th May 2009

Keltrice's impressive stats of 69% winners to runners are equally as impressive as his broodmare sire stats which continue to improve with Midnight Mustang winning the Listed Henry Bucks Straight Six at Flemington, taking his career to 7 wins from only 17 starts. This is the second stakes winner for Keltrice this season as broodmare sire with Lyell also winning at stakes level earlier in the season. Keltrice is now the broodmare sire of six stakes winners and six stakes placed horses and the ill fated Daintree Duke who showed enormous ability.

9th March 2009

Ne Coupez Pas foals are having a purple patch at the moment on the track with recent winners including Down Under Boy (Sandown win and 2 stakes placings, 2nd in the Listed Kilmore Cup and 2nd Listed VATC SportingBet Gold Cup), Oompa 2 wins, Renown Knight 2 wins, Shout Out Loud, The French Doctor, Zip It Off, French Trap, Pride Of Coupez, Chifte, Salsa Club and Light Coupe. With Braided General (2nd Sandown 4th Moonee Valley and 3rd Cheltenham), Alice Coupez (3 recent placings), Snared and Gypsy Coupez who have all been placed recently and it shouldn't be to long before there in the winners stall themselves.

Horses for lease

Rangal Park Stud will be retaining some well related yearlings this season and not sending them to the sales with the intention of keeping them as future broodmares and will be racing them and leasing out portions of these yearlings. If you are interested in going into a lease with Rangal Park please contact Eric for more information on 03 9305 3475. Rangal Park has leased and raced horses such as Northeast Sheila, Lady Elsie, Satin Robes, Jacqueline Rouge, Down Under Boy, Braided General and the excitement machine DAINTREE DUKE.

"Best horse I've ridden" declared co-trainer Sheila Laxon after Daintree Duke's last win, taking his record to 5 wins and a third from 7 starts. This from a trainer who has trained and ridden horses of the highest calibre including Ethereal who won the Caulfield-Melbourne Cup double. Daintree Duke was bred and is raced in partnership with Rangal Park Stud and is out of their stakes winning broodmare Northeast Sheila who has all ready produced stakes placed Jacqueline Rouge and city performer High Intensity.

November 4 2008

Rangal Park Stud broodmare Northeast Sheila had 3 foals running at Flemington on cup day, High Intensity 5th, Daintree Duke 3rd and Jacqueline Rouge 2nd giving her a stakes placed title.

Danerich-Windsor Rebel-filly 08
Danerich-Nassi Angel-08

First foals of Danerich


MAY 18 2008


Dyna Myta, a daughter of Keltrice from the Scenic mare Keshiki, topped the Sunday Session of William Inglis & Son's Great Southern Sale at Oaklands Junction at $95,000.  She was a multiple city winner of 5 races and just over $250,000 in earnings. 

MARCH 19 2008


The win of IMMORTALITY in the Listed 1000m ATA/Bob Hoysted Open Hcp at Flemington last Saturday was very pleasing as this 4yo grey gelding by Lion Hunter is from the Rangal Park Stud bred mare SHE'S GOD'S GIFT (Keltrice-Idol Worship).  She's God's Gift, herself a winner of 3 races at 1200m, has also produced Bezzera (winner over 1400m), Lamiraqui (winner at 1100m) and Megadeal (winner of 5 races over 1000m to 1200m and $198,850).

IMMORTALITY has a career record to date of 13-5-3-2 for $182,530 in prizemoney.

FEB 26 2008


Keltrice's reputation as an emerging Broodmare Sire was enhanced with the win of PUBLISHING  in the Group 3 T S Carlyon Cup 1400m.  PUBLISHING had previously won the G3 VRC Standish Handicap over 1200m on New Year's Day and followed that up with a 2nd in the Listed VRC Chester Manifold Stakes over 1410m before his Carlyon Cup win at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes day.  This 4yo Brown Horse now has career stats of 14-6-2-0 for prizemoney of $357,300.  His dam Sally Magic was stakes placed in the GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic and won 2 other races for prizemoney of $220,980.

JAN 5 2008


On Friday 4th January 2008 we had the sad task of euthanasing International Champion Sire PALACE MUSIC (USA) at the grand age of 27.


A son of English Derby winner The Minstrel and the Prince John mare Come My Prince PALACE MUSIC raced in France , England and the US , winning the Group 1 Champion Stakes in England in 1984 and the John Henry Hcp as well as stakes races in France .


PALACE MUSIC commenced his stud career in Kentucky and also stood in Japan , New Zealand and Australia , sired 33 Stakes winners, including World Champions CIGAR and NATURALISM, and became Champion Sire in North America in 1996 due largely to the deeds of CIGARís 19 race wins and just under US$10m stakes. NATURALISM emulated the deeds of his sire in winning the 1992 Group 1 AJC Derby .


He stood at Rangal Park Stud from 1998 until his retirement in 2005 and went on to prove himself an outstanding Broodmare Sire, becoming Champion Victorian Broodmare Sire in 2002-2003 and again in 2005-2006.


PALACE MUSIC was buried at Rangal Park Stud.



As one career came to an end, DANERICH had a great start to his, covering 122 mares in the 2007 season with an excellent fertility rate. Watch this space next spring for details of his first foals.


KELTRICE was awarded Breednet Sire of the Week at the end of December 2007 after siring six individual winners in the week ending 26 th December. KELTRICE is a consistent sire of winners with the very smart mare STORM SIGNAL leading the way this season. In recent years he has settled into a pattern of serving around 50 mares each spring mainly for owner/breeders. Being free of Northern Dancer, Sir Tristram, Mr Prospector and Star Kingdom , he is well suited to a wide range of Australian bred mares and is proving his credentials as a broodmare sire with the likes of PUBLISHING recently winning the Group 3 Standish Hcp.



NE COUPEZ PAS (USA)ís runners have been firing with French Trap winning at Strathalbyn, Je Ne Sais Pas (Moonee Valley), Jade The Lady and Primato (Kyneton), Jenolan (Seymour) and Oompa (4 wins).


Oct 29 2007
Derby Polish to Be Applied to Ne Coupez Pas colt, Down Under Boy

Former Melbourne Cup heroine Sheila Laxon and her partner, John Symons, can't wait to get to Flemington on Saturday. The pair, among the first in Victoria to take out a training partnership 14 months ago, are hopeful of winning the $1.5m. AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m.) with improving son of Ne Coupez Pas, Down Under Boy. Although successful in their own right - Laxon primarily through Ethereal and Symons best known through the deeds of Bel Esprit - this will be first AAMI Victoria Derby starter for either trainer. Amazingly, Laxon has not saddled-up a Group 1 runner since Ethereal powered down the Flemington straight to win the 2001 Melbourne Cup.

"Once you've had a thrill like winning the Melbourne Cup you want to get back to that level again. You can't wait to have another taste of it," Laxon said. Life has certainly presented its challenges to Laxon since she became a darling of the turf when Ethereal completed the Caulfield/Melbourne Cup double. The first of those came just 10 months after that magic Tuesday at Flemington when Laxon suffered a major injury when thrown from a horse at Mt Macedon. She broke her back, cracked five ribs, punctured a lung and her pelvic bone popped out of its socket. "It was a long road back from that. It took a long, long time to get better. I can remember it all too vividly,'' the former New Zealand trainer said.

Symons seems just as excited as Laxon to be heading to Flemington with a Group 1 contender on Saturday, particularly for an elite staying race like the AAMI Victoria Derby. "It's great Sheila's got a runner in a major staying event," Symons said. "She puts a lot of time into him. They (horses) are her passion."

Down Under Boy is certainly not just making up the numbers. His past two runs have been those of a horse looking for a genuine staying trip at Flemington. Two starts back he was beaten in a photo-finish in the Group 2 Norman Robinson Stakes by Pillar Of Hercules. The then AAMI Victoria Derby favourite, Villain, was centimetres behind him in third place. Down Under Boy backed-up in last Saturday's Group 2 AAMI Vase where he again impressed with a strong fourth to Marching.

"It was a good run," Symons said. "Blake (Shinn) rode a great race on him, but he just got held up and shuffled back a little in the field around the 800m. He ran home well after that and pulled a fair bit of ground from them." Symons described Down Under Boy as a "tough little horse" and there was a good reason for backing-up so quickly at Moonee Valley. "I've been playing catch-up with him a little because he missed a run at Moonee Valley early in the spring due to the racing we missed because of equine influenza," he said.

Down Under Boy has had 13 starts for one win, four seconds and a third, but Symons said that record should read better. "He hasn't been the luckiest horse," he said. "It goes back to when he was a two-year-old and first past the post in the Group 3 South Australian Sires' Produce Stakes, but they (controversially) relegated him to second," he said. "Then when he came back this preparation he didn't have a lot of luck in his early races,'' Symons said.

Symons fondly remembers the early part of this decade thanks to the success he enjoyed as trainer of the star sprinter Bel Esprit. That's when Symons was private trainer for Kurt Stern at Macedon Lodge in Woodend. Over the past couple of years Symons and Laxon have taken a step back and taken time to develop their new training complex at Seymour. It features a 2300m track, which contains a figure eight track inside of it. "We've also got an 800m uphill run and another straight 600m run from barriers," Symons said.

Down Under Boy is raced by a group of owners headed by his breeder Eric Buttler, the owner of Rangal Park Stud in Euroa where Ne Coupez Pas, the sire of Down Under Buy, stands. Ne Coupez Pas has proven successful with limited opportunities from two small crops to race so far. He topped both the Victorian first and second season sires' list with a crop that are now four-year-olds. Down Under Boy is out of the winning Western Symphony mare Up Over Girl who is a half-sister to the Group winner Northeast Shelia and Stakes winners Dashing Granada and Kablammo.

Symons insists Down Under Boy is heading into the AAMI Victoria Derby with a genuine winning chance. "If we sit back and he gets a reasonable run, I think he will be finishing well," he said. "Just the way he races suggests to me he will run the trip right out. He's a nice horse with a nice owner .... gee, it would be nice to win a Derby.''

SEP 8 2007

FLASH COUPE (Ne Coupez Pas-Light Water) ran 3rd in the Listed Sofitel Stakes
1400m. Flash Coupe was bred by Rangal Park Stud and sold to trainer Ian
Hutchins at the Adelaide MM yearling sale.

JACQUELINE ROUGE (Ne Coupez Pas-Northeast Sheila by Keltrice) ran 4th in the
Gr 3 Let's Elope Stakes 1400m. Jacqueline Rouge was bred, and is raced in partnership by Rangal Park Stud.

FLASH TRICK (Success Express-Made of Magic) ran 3rd in the Gr3 Bobbie Lewis
Quality 1200m. Flash Trick was bred by Rangal Park Stud and sold to trainer
Colin Alderson at the 2004 Melbourne Premier Sale.

JACQUELINE ROUGE, parades in Flemington's new 'birdcage'


SATIN ROBES (Ne Coupez Pas-Spine Tingler) is rated fifth in the Leading 3yo
Sprint Fillies category, headed by Gold Edition, Universal Queen & Miss

AUG 19 2007
Rangal Park Stud conducted a highly successful Open Day on July 29. The next Open Day are having will be on September 2 as part of the North East Thoroughbred Breeders Tour. If you would like to join that tour contact Chris Westaway on 0409 802 410 or otherwise arrange a time with our farm manager Graham Burley on 03 5795 2148 to the view our stallions at a more convienent time for yourself.