Last Updated on 22 November 2023
Brendan Lindsay was delighted after Joliestar stormed to victory in The Thousand Guineas at Caulfield on Saturday. The three-year-old filly claimed an important win in just her fifth start, and whatever Zoustar’s daughter achieves next will only be a bonus for the Lindsays.
Skipped the Sydney Spring Carnival to Target the 1000 Guineas
The triumph in the $1.5 million race is also the latest success for Joliestar’s trainer Chris Waller, and jockey James McDonald, who have managed to record back-to-back victories in the prominent race after triumphing with Madame Pommery last year.
In a genius move, Waller decided to skip the Sydney Spring Carnival to focus on The Thousand Guineas, and that decision has paid dividends.
As for Brendan and his wife Jo Lindsay, they have had a great spring, with Joliestar’s victory being the latest of a series of phenomenal results for their Cambridge Stud stable. Joliestar, who was bred by Jane and Chris Barham, was purchased by the Lindsays for $950,000 in the Easter Yearling Sale.
Continuing the Legacy of an Iconic Thoroughbred Stud Farm
The Kiwi couple took over Cambridge Stud in 2017. The legendary Thoroughbred stud farm was previously operated by the late Sir Patrick Hogan, yielding excellent results for decades.
So, the goal for Brendan and Jo was to improve breeding operations that were already near perfect. Joliestar’s Australian 1000 Guineas victory is yet another validation of their efforts.
When the Lindsays took over Cambridge Stud, they started investing in well-bred fillies. They added 13 fillies, including Probabeel, the first horse in history to complete the Karaka Million 2YO, and Kahma Lass, the New Zealand 1000 Guineas winner.
Cambridge Stud also has group or listed winners, such as Amarelinha, Zouzarella, Excelida, Letzbeglam, Pretty to See, Melt, Love and Money, Vernazza, and Nerve Not Verve.
It is fair to say that the Lindsays have kept the Cambridge Stud brand alive and done more for the farm than the late Sir Patrick could have expected. He would be proud.