He was third in the 2016 Queensland Derby and finished second to Salty Robyn in the Hondo Grattan so it was a breeding quinella for the Robyn breed.Salty Robyn was bred by Tapanui trainer Matt Saunders.It was a late scratching because they couldnt get it onto the track. I won eight races with him and won ,000 and I sold him for ,000. One day he said to me, because you did the right thing in buying that mare (Ryal Robyn,) you can get a foal out of her.In those days my salary was ,000 per year so it set me up for life really. There was a yearling sale in Invercargill in those days and he said to me could I sort out a yearling that could make a broodmare one day. As soon as I saw Ryal Robyn I said this is the one. So I went to Son Of Afella and got a filly foal (named Robyns Treasure).
Shes got a big motor and shes a lovely horse actually.Graeme said to me what about racing her together so we ended up doing that.We dont do a lot with them until theyre two year olds. We get them back in only to make sure they dont stick us up.The property is purpose built whereas Balfour was just added onto from a sheep farm.This place was built from a blank page and we built it exactly how we wanted it, said Ross.