Owner Login

Charge Forward on the Move

Top stallion and the newest Gr 1 winning broodmare sire, Charge Forward, will return to the hands of his breeders after his sale to the Esplin family who will stand the stallion in conjunction with Murrulla Stud.

Based in Wingen, 10 minutes north of Scone, Tim and Celie Nolan of Murrulla Stud jumped at the chance to stand the Group 1 winning stallion, “We stand Office Bearer on behalf of the Esplins and when Arrowfield offered the opportunity to stand a Group 1 producing stallion like Charge Forward we quickly agreed. He’s all about precocious speed having won the Galaxy as a 3yo, run 2nd in the Slipper and now being the broodmare sire of a Slipper winner,” Tim said. “You can pretty much send any mare to him and it will work.”

She Will Reign, from the city-winning Charge Forward mare Courgette, won the Golden Slipper on Saturday. Her trainer Gary Portelli said of her recently “She’s got a bit of that Charge Forward look about her. Big hind quarter, good girth and lovely length. Typical of what you see of a horse with speed, she’s got all that.”

Tim and Celie Nolan are big supporters of the lucrative BOBS bonus system in NSW and will stand Charge Forward at an attractive fee for all breeders, “We will stand him at $8,000 and he will be BOBS nominated, which is a great price given how well his sales results have been this year. Charge Forward has had 11 yearlings sold at Magic Millions and Inglis Classic in 2017 and they have averaged $85,000, which is over 10 times his service fee – a great return for breeders.”

The Esplin family who have always owned a share in the stallion since he retired after winning the stallion making Group 1 Galaxy for trainer John O’Shea, “We have always loved him since the day John bought him from us at Magic Millions. He can produce colts, fillies and his daughters look to be very valuable broodmares of the future,” Hamish Esplin said.

Arrowfield Stud’s Paul Messara hoped that a local farm would take him because of his unique pedigree and ideal complement to many Danehill-line mares standing in the Hunter Valley, “He looks amazing, has a wonderful temperament and is an ideal outcross as evidenced by the win of She Will Reign in the Golden Slipper on Saturday.”

Several shareholders have elected to retain their shares in Charge Forward and will continue to support him in the coming seasons.

Tim Nolan
http://www.murrullastud.com.au/
0417 140 712

Hamish Esplin
0412 485 334

 

    News Archive

  • Charge Forward on the Move

    Top stallion and the newest Gr 1 winning broodmare sire, Charge Forward, will return to the hands of his breeders after his sale to the Esplin family who will stand the stallion in conjunction with Murrulla Stud.

  • Bonus Scheme to Boost Office Bearer

    The late Phillip Esplin and his family have produced some outstanding racehorses over the years including successful sires such as Reset, Charge Forward and Fast 'n' Famous, with their stakes-winning homebred sprinter Office Bearer being given the opportunity to emulate their success at Murrulla Stud.

  • Dam of Stakes-winner to Visit Office Bearer

    Announced last week as a new addition to stand at Murrulla Stud, stakes-winning sprinter Office Bearer has been given a good opportunity in his new stud career with the Esplin family committing the dam of Sunday's Australian bred South African stakes-winner Macduff to visit the young sire this spring.

  • Murrulla Stud signs Office Bearer

    Office Bearer has been retired to stand at Murrulla Stud in the Upper Hunter Valley.

  • Michael Nolan double continues good run for Toowoomba travellers

    AFTER years in the wilderness, the one-time powerhouse nursery of Toowoomba is back in the main game and in-form trainer Michael Nolan has tipped the trend to continue.

  • Inglis Classic Colt Claims Coolmore

    Synonymous as a sale with value for trainers and syndicators alike, the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale added its latest Group 1 winner to the mantelpiece, when three-year-old colt Brazen Beau claimed the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes over 1200m in emphatic fashion at Flemington on Saturday.

  • 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale Results

    Commanding performance on the Gold Coast for Murrulla Stud

  • 2014 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale - Results

    Murrulla Stud draft does well in the Classic Summer Book

  • Scone Select Yearling Sale

    Murrulla Stud announces our sale draft for this year's Scone Select Yearling Sale

  • 2012 Adelaide Yearling Sale Results

    Pleasing results for Murrulla Stud at the 2012 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale

  • 2012 Adelaide Yearling Sale

    Murrulla Stud announces our sale draft for this year's Adelaide Yearling Sale