Raheen and Cornerstone Studs have donated the price of a Reaan service fee to Tanzanian charity School Of St. Jude.
South Australian based breeders Rob and Maureen McBryde sent their Brief Truce mare Stockinette to Reaan this year and the $9,000 service fee will help fund educational programs for children at Arusha near the Tanzania – Kenya border.
Earlier in the year, Cornerstone sponsored a mares race at the Echuca Cup carnival and the winning connections received a free service to resident stallion Reaan.
The winner was Raheen Stud’s Exquisite Art, a beautifully bred mare by Redoute’s Choice out of Randwick G1 winner Victory Vein. The Peter Moody trained mare has raced on this season so Raheen owner Basil Nolan approached Cornerstone’s Sam Hayes about donating the winning service to charity.
Reaan (Hussonet) was a G1 winner of the 2008 Blue Diamond Stakes defeating All American and his first yearlings have been catalogued for the 2012 majors.
The McBrydes chose him for their mare Stockinette. A Woodlands homebred, she is a half-sister to G1Hong Kong Gold Cup Perfect Partner (Quest for Fame).
At stud, Stockinette is the dam of six-time Queensland winner Elastane (Choisir) and she foaled a Gonski filly in September prior to the Reaan cover.
The McBrydes are based at Somerset Park in the Adelaide Hills and they bred and sold champion chaser Black and Bent for $25,000 at the 2007 Adelaide Magic Millions. To date, he has won 17 races and $838,000.
Cornerstone will sell the first Reaan yearling at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions. Catalogued as Lot 504, the colt is a half-brother to Perth stakes winner Mega Steel (Helenus) and Sandown Lakeside winner Life is a Cabernet.
To learn more about the School Of St. Jude visit: www.schoolofstjude.co.tz