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Headwater x Vandehere 19 Filly

Sire: Headwater

Dam: Vandehere

Colour: Brown

Sex: Filly

Age: 2YO

Trainer: Gerald Ryan


2.5% $ 1,845
5% $ 3,690
10% $ 7,380

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This is one beautiful Bay filly by Headwater, purchased from the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale from Baramul Stud. She rated highly by our bloodstock agent, Sheamus Mills and our Racing Manager, David Mourad.

Sheamus Mills (bloodstock agent) comments: She has been really well found in this market. The team done well buying this filly, she is out of a Dehere mare who is a great broodmare sire. Lovely family, plenty of speed. I think they have bought really well.

David Mourad (BBT Racing Manager) comments: Typical of what I have seen of the Headwaters. Nicely put together, nice big hind quarter. Strong through the shoulder nice action on her. I think she is going to make some sort of a 2yo. Headwater has done a fantastic job at stud. She was really bought.

Our Headwater filly is currently in full work at Gerald Ryans Rosehill stables.

Werk Nicks rated A+ and she also has a Goldmine rating of 20/20. There are 15 Individual Group 1 winners bred on the same pattern including, FORENSICS, MONGOLIAN KHAN and LIGHT FANTASTIC.

Our filly has passed 100% clean on her scope, x-ray and clinical examination. 


HEADWATER by champion sire Exceed And Excel, 3 wins 2 at 2. He had early 2yo speed, winning on debut in December of his juvenile year before going on to win the Group 2 Silver Slipper as a 2yo.

Headwater was one of only a few to go on as a 3yo and defeat older horses at Stakes level including subsequent Group 1 winner, The Quarterback, when victorious in the Kensington Stakes, a sprint down the Flemington straight.

He is an impeccable type, retired sound, and fetched half a million dollars as a yearling. Headwater has also been well supported at stud and has covered full books in his first three seasons at stud. His exceptional conformation has bred onto his progeny, which keeps breeders coming back.

The talk from trainers around the track is very positive about Headwater. This has filtered through to the sale ring. where his first 2yo’s offered at the Magic Millions 2yo’s in Training Sale sold up to $200,000 and helped him achieve a Top 5 ranking by both aggregate and average.

There’s no doubt that this exciting young son of an Australian Champion Sire has a big future.


VANDEHERE by DEHERE. She has had 1 foal to race Movandi a 3-time winner 1 at 2. Vandehere is also the half-sister to Hong Kong raced AMBER SKY a 7-time winner, 3 at 2 and Group 1 winner.

Her dam TRULY WICKED was a 5-time winner, 1 at 2 and also the winner of the Group 2 MVRC Champagne Stakes. A multiple stakes performer including a 3rd in the Group 1 Swettenham Stud Stakes.

She is by champion Broodmare sire DEHERE with stakes earning of over $225 million, 114 individual stakes winners with 15 at Group 1 level.


Gerald Ryan was a former top jockey and has vast experience as a trainer preparing feature race winners.

He is considered by most as not only one of the best trainers, but one of the best horsemen in Australia. Gerald Ryan has trained many racehorses to Group One success including TRAPEZE ARTIST (Golden Rose, TJ Smith, All Age Stakes, Canterbury Stakes), SNITZEL (Oakleigh Plate), MELITO (TJ Smith, BTC Winter Stakes), HURRICANE SKY (Blue Diamond Stakes, AJC All Aged Stakes), CLANGALANG (AJC Derby, Epson Handicap), SNITZELAND (VRC Lighting), MON MEKKI (Queensland Oaks), PAINT (Blue Diamond), ARCTIC SCENT (Caulfield Cup, Queensland Oaks) and RECURRING (ARC Railway Stakes).

Ryan has successfully trained many horses that stand at stud including TRAPEZE ARTIST, SNITZEL, RUBICK, ROTHESAY and TIME OF WAR.

Gerald has won the Brisbane Trainers’ premiership, South East Trainers’ premiership (twice). He finished in the top 5 of the Melbourne trainers’ premiership on 3 occasions and has been in the top 10 of the Sydney trainers’ premiership.


Eligible for the lucrative BOBS bonus scheme, $3.5 million Golden Slipper, $1 million Golden Rose, Blue Diamond & Blue Sapphire and the Magic Millions Race Series.

Share Price: 2.5% share $1,845 or 5% share $3,690 or 10% share $7,380 

BUY NOW PAY LATER: $461.25 upfront followed by 3 equal monthly repayments of $461.25 (applicable per 2.5% share).

Share Price Includes Purchase Price, Nominations and Bonus Schemes, Agistment, Breaking In, X-Rays and Scoping, Mortality Insurance is covered up to the 31st March 2022.

The Fixed Flat Fee for a 2.5% share per month is $138.00 (incl. GST) and for a 5% share per month is $276.00 (incl. GST) and so on for ongoing upkeep expenses. Your first fixed cost payment is due on the 1st October 2021.

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Headwater x Vandehere 19 Filly

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