Rangeview Stud mare Tribulot was pensioned earlier this season after a career that spanned 16 years for owners Rob and Jody Gray at their properties in Bullsbrook and Burekup
Tribulot (Tribu – Marcelot by Marceau) was bred by Jane Henning to win five races for Gino Poletti before retiring to stud and she only missed twice in all those years as a broodmare. The last of her 14 foals are a yearling filly and a filly foal by Long Leaf that haven’t been named and of the remaining dozen, 9 have raced and only two of them retired maidens.
Tribulot and her day-old Long Leaf filly pictured during the foaling season last year. “Another filly for us to keep,” Rangeview posted on Facebook. “She was an early Xmas pressie from our champion mare who is 22 years old.”
Hobart Jones (So Secret) has been the best of Tribulot’s foals to date winning to Group 2 level in the 2014 Karrakatta Plate (1200m).
An overall earner of $551,000, he had been purchased by Commercial Bloodstock’s Noel Carter for $50,000 at the Perth Magic Millions and the Grays kept a share with trainer Vern Brockman.
Great Southern trainer Steve Wolfe also took a shine to the remarkable grey mare and Carter bought two of her So Secret yearlings on his behalf at the 2020 and 2021 Perth Magic Millions.
Knot Secret was the first of those So Secrets and he won the Crown Perth (1400m) in a stirring finale to The Quokka card last Saturday. He was sold for $60,000 and has turned that into $266,565 with the help of $78,175 in Westspeed Platinum bonuses.
“He could develop into a real good horse later this year,” Wolfe said after stable jockey ‘Shooter’ McGruddy pushed out of a pocket on the corner and then held off the late charge of Top Of The Pops (Spirit Of Boom).
His 3yo full-brother Lot Ho won an Albany maiden on debut during an initial two-start prep in February. He defeated stablemate Safe Rapper (Safeguard) and won’t be long repaying a $110,000 price-tag later this year.