Newcastle victory for Tuscan Falls

Having shown early promise with some very good barrier trial wins, it was great to see our three-year-old gelding Tuscan Falls finally put it all together on the track, breaking his maiden on Boxing Day to give his connections a late Christmas present with a length victory in the East Cessnock Bowling Club Maiden over 900m at Newcastle.

Dropping back from two 1100m runs at his past two starts, the Gary Portelli-trained Tuscan Falls managed to finally have a bit of luck in the run, also having the race run to suit.

Settling back past mid-field and with Andrew Gibbons in the saddle, and with a fast pace upfront, Tuscan Falls was able to come to the outside of the field when needed and produced a great turn of foot to charge late to take the win!

Showing that he appreciated being ridden that way, it would be no surprise to now see him continue to be ridden back in the field and come with a late rush.


Purchased from the draft of Turangga Farm at the 2013 Easter Yearling Sale, Tuscan Falls (pictured below as a yearling) is by the Widden Stud-based Nicconi out of the General Nediym mare Queen Of The Falls, a half-sister to the Group Two-winning, Group One placed Elite Falls (More Than Ready), both daughters of the Danehill mare Niagara Falls, a Group Three winner herself.

Tuscan Falls

Congratulations to the winning connections; Laurel Oak Bloodstock Pty Ltd ( Mgr: L J Mihalyka), Hon. W R Haylen, J M Ryan, J T O’brien, N Macdonald, S C Cook, Mrs K Fraser, M R Tudehope, D Monch, M J Baumann, K Macdonald, J R Wilson, C J Reynolds, R H Spee, W A Chalker, S M Sandridge, M J Clift, R I Cullen and P Mckenzie.