Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere was bought at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale for $198,000 from Raheen Stud in Queensland in February. She’s the first miRunners community thoroughbred offered in partnership with Geelong Racing Club as our Team Geelong Thoroughbred. Since she has started her training with Troy Corstens, she continues to delight and is fast becoming one of the favourites in the stable.
Aside from currently being able to name Team Geelong‘s beautiful filly, decide on her team colours and design her future jockey’s racing silks, we’ve compiled the top 5 reasons to buy into this gorgeous filly and secure your unit now!
1) This filly is sired by one of Australia’s leading sires, Not A Single Doubt
Not a Single Doubt is one of the most sought after sires in Australia, with Arrowfield Stud saying that “it’s the raw, precocious speed that he injects into his progeny that makes them so popular with trainers – they are simply born to run”.
The Gorgeous Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere
Not A Single Doubt’s progeny have it all: class, precocity and versatility and is a mainstay in Australia’s top 10 sires. This is also why his 33 lots at the 2018 Magic Millions Sale recorded an average sale price of $265,000 with a top price of $700,000. We were thrilled to secure her at $198,000 at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale auctions. Proving to be one of Australia’s most reliable sources of early runners, tellingly two-year-olds, supply one third of his stakes winners.
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Not A Single Doubt Statistics:
- 61 Stakes Winners
- 513 Stakes Performers in total
- $80 million+ prize money
- 20 2YO stakes winners
- 222 2YO winners
- 91.6% Winners/Runners
- 12 Group 1 Winners
- 16 Group 2 Winners
- 35 Group 3 Winners
The above stats indicate that we could have an early runner in the Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere filly, providing an exciting opportunity for those owners who can now afford a share in a premium thoroughbred of this type of quality.
2) Trainer Troy Corstens – a great judge of promising future stars
Troy is a regular entrant in Victoria’s premier trainer lists. He is known for his judgment of promising future stars, and his ability to see the early potential in a horse as evidenced by current youngsters such as Thrillster and Really Swish.
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In the 2017/2018 racing year Troy Corstens won $1,993,273 in prize money, taking his total career winnings to $10,877,949. He has 243 career wins to his name, including two Group One wins. Troy’s first involvement with a major winner was Triple Group One winner Helenus. He purchased him as a yearling and enjoyed success with his father Leon training him to the 2002 Caulfield Guineas and VRC Derby.
Individually, his first Group One winner was with Awesome Rock in the 2016 VRC Mackinnon Stakes. An outsider in the field at $18, Awesome Rock sat in second position for majority of the race before exploding down the straight and winning the race by nearly a length. More recently, Corstens secured his second Group One winner in Montoya’s Secret at Rosehill Gardens in early 2017. This was a particularly special victory as it marked the first Sydney Group One win for the father-son duo, and the first Sydney Group One win for Troy as a trainer.
During last year’s racing season, Team Corstens trained 56 winners and so far this season have also produced a number of exciting victors. Among them are the likes of Thrillster, King’s Command, Spring Choice, Runson and Thunderdome, who are all winners of Listed races and certainly have exciting racing futures ahead.
On Saturday 1 December, Corstens had an unlikely runner competing in the Group One Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot. Six-year-old Runson made his Group One debut on Saturday, much to the surprise of trainer Corstens who was thrilled to have a runner in this prestigious Group 1 event.
That is what racing is all about, you never know what is around the corner for your thoroughbred. You have to expect the unexpected, and really see it to believe it. Malua Racing Team Corstens is a patient stable that believes a happy, healthy horse best positions a winning horse. Team Corstens is excited to have the Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere join their stable, and sees a lot of potential in her future as a racehorse.
What makes this opportunity even more exciting is the fact that Peter Moody, legendary Australian trainer of Black Caviar, has joined the ownership in the Team Geelong Thoroughbred! Moody is excited by our Geelong Community Thoroughbred trained by Leon and Troy Corstens out of Malua Stables in Geelong, and is confident we have a very nice filly on our hands.
Above all, Moody is thrilled to be a part of creating a unique community experience for Geelong, and thinks it is an amazing opportunity for everyone in Geelong to get involved in racing at such an affordable price with miRunners. The full video of Peter Moody chatting with trainer Troy Corstens can be viewed below:
Watch the video below to gain an insight into the training philosophy of Troy Corstens…
3) Showing great promise in her development from the start
Upon purchasing Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere at the sales early this year, Mick Malone, miRunners Head of Bloodstock said: “Not A Single Doubt is renowned for precocity and early speed. If you watch this filly and the way she uses herself, she has a lovely over stride, great wither set, a great overstep, beautiful hip, very bright in the eye.”
“She has a beautifully fluent action… her attitude towards all aspect of her work has continued to impress all that work with her. She handled the breaking and learning stage really well, and has filled out beautifully. We are very excited by her rapidly growing potential” said Mick.
RELATED NEWS: Why we purchased Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere
More recently, trainer Troy Corstens has been continually impressed with her and is excited with the way she has developed, in particular with her attitude towards her work. Corstens is excited to be given the opportunity to train the Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere filly and sees a lot of potential in her future as a race horse.
“She has both type and pedigree, and that’s unusual and special. The best thing about this filly, and it’s something that I always look for in a filly, is that she looks like a colt. She’s got the big strong shoulders, really good deep girth. She’s very good in front and clean in the legs so that should help her when we get up and put the pressure on. She’s just a really good strong filly with a great attitude” said Troy.
The latest update sent through on the miRunners Geelong Community Thoroughbred, Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere, shows her settling into the Corstens stable nicely. So nice in fact that Leon, co-trainer and father of Victorian trainer Troy Corstens, is wanting to buy a unit in the miRunners filly for himself!
4) A stable favourite amongst all at Malua Racing
There is no denying that this filly is one of a kind, both in her work on the track and also in her gentle nature and personality off the track. She has become a stable favourite at Malua Racing, so prepare to fall in love with this filly yourself!
Not only is she an absolute pleasure to ride according to track rider Brock, but she is also considered a favourite amongst all stable hands and staff at Malua Racing.
Watch and listen to members of Team Malua gush over this gorgeous filly below:
5) The ownership experience in Team Geelong
Thoroughbred ownership is an experience that can barely be described in words. Instead, you really have to be part of it for yourself to feel the thrill and excitement that it brings to owners. It provides individuals with a sense of belonging, purpose and ultimately creates a connection between a human and a horse that is much greater than one can describe. Watch the below video to find out why you should belong to Team Geelong…
Unique benefits of ownership in the Team Geelong Thoroughbred include choosing your horse’s name, and designing / choosing the design of your team’s silks – enter here!
miRunners are changing the thoroughbred industry with their concept, making it affordable for the everyday Australian to own their unit in a premium racehorse. Historically, thoroughbred ownership has been an opportunity just for the wealthy and the elite individuals of society. It is one of life’s great experiences and thrills, and miRunners makes this top-end ownership experience achievable and accessible to all.
When you become an owner with miRunners, you are also joining a large but close-knit family of over 2,200 passionate co-owners from all over Australia. All owners also receive weekly audio or video updates on their thoroughbred directly from the trainer/stable, and are given the opportunity to meet their horse.
In fact, miRunners are hosting an event this coming Saturday, 8 December at Malua Racing Stables in Geelong. We are inviting anyone with a desire to own to join us at this FREE event where you can get up close and personal with Team Geelong’s very own premium thoroughbred Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere, trainer Troy Corstens and hear more about the miRunners ownership model.
So what are you waiting for? Time is running out to secure your unit in our gorgeous Geelong Community Thoroughbred, Not A Single Doubt X Countess Dehere trained by Troy Corstens from Malua Racing. Become an owner of the Team Geelong Thoroughbred now.