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Swift Alliance To Stud At Akaroa Thoroughbreds
Gooree Stud's triple Gr3-winning home-bred 6YO stallion Swift Alliance (Don Eduardo-Visual Emotion, by Silver Deputy) will stand the 2012 breeding season at Brent Davenport's Akaroa Thoroughbreds at Grafton in northern NSW for $5,500 reported The Sydney Morning Herald. Swift Alliance recorded 9 wins (including both the 2011 & 2010 renewal of the Gr3 Sebring Stakes over 1100m at Rosehill, plus 2010's Listed Razor Sharp Handicap over 1200m at Randwick, as well as 2009's Gr3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes over 1200m at Flemington & Listed Show County Quality over 1200m at Randwick) & 2 runners-up (including 2010's Gr1 The Galaxy over 1100m at Randwick) from 19 starts for $638,940 earnings. Davenport (who was stud manager at Yarraman Park for several years) commented: "He was a very talented sprinter who won 9 races, 2 over 1100m & 7 over 1200m, including Gr3 races at Flemington & Rosehill as well as a great 2nd in the Gr1 Galaxy behind Shellscrape, with Stryker 3rd. All 3 place-getters are now standing at stud."