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    Plenty of glory days ahead for ‘Travis’ Plenty of glory days ahead for ‘Travis’

    'TRAVIS' is one of six yearlings Medowie Lodge will offer during Sunday's Nutrien Sale

    PURELY going on the name of his dam, we’ll call Lot 68 in Sunday’s Nutrien Sale ‘Travis’. The reason is simple, the athletic looking... Plenty of glory days ahead for ‘Travis’

    PURELY going on the name of his dam, we’ll call Lot 68 in Sunday’s Nutrien Sale ‘Travis’.

    The reason is simple, the athletic looking colt is from well-bred matron Glory Daze.

    Although he is far from boasting an athletic physic, I stirringly refer to my brother Travis as ‘Glory Days’ in reference to the Bruce Springsteen song due to his ‘older I get the better I was’ philosophy!

    I’d also remind my brother when Glory Daze’s named appeared in formguides.

    Like the human Travis, Glory Daze’s time as a racetrack competitor are well behind her, but during her prime the mare competed at Group Level, figuring among the placings several times.

    At stud, Glory Daze boasts a perfect record from two starters, with Travis her fourth foal…the other is a two-year-old this season.

    Glory Daze is a daughter of Dazed And Confused, which was triumphant in the 2008 Group One Australian Pacing Gold Final.

    As an aged mare Dazed And Confused also won the Echuca Cup.

    In the breeding barn Dazed And Confused has produced six winners from six starters, including Group Two stars, Roll With It and Marylebone.

    From the first crop by former pacing sensation, Captain Crunch, ‘Travis’ is one of six outstanding Lots being offered by Medowie Lodge.

    Medowie Lodge’s yearlings, which consist of five colts and a filly, are Lots 30, 76, 79, 116 and 180.

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    Paul Courts

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