William (NZ)

Best French
Tried Horse
Emma-Lee & David Browne


Total price
Private Purchase




Introducing Toward Reward’s latest racing prospect, a lightly raced 4YO tried horse secured out of New Zealand, the flashy chestnut gelding by CASTLEDALE (IRE) with an extremely quirky name, William (NZ)!

The horse was sourced by our Bloodstock Agent, Lenny Russo of Bluegrass Bloodstock, and was secured privately from the breeder, trainer, and owner, Mrs Lesley Munro, for just $40K NZD! WILLIAM recently finished just 1.2L back from Mr Mojo Risin’, who subsequently went on to run 2nd next start in an $80K BM78 at Sandown on Saturday the 27th of May! Mr Mojo Risin’ has proved himself at VIC Metro grade on 4 occasions in Australia during his winter campaign. William arrived in Australia on Wednesday the 14th of June and settled in nicely into his new home at Cranbourne. He recently took his place in a 1000M jump out at Cranbourne on the turf and will now look to have his race debut in the next two weeks time.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a quality tried horse, and you won’t have to wait long to cheer him home at the races! Handles soft ground & the synthetic, and will be the ideal horse for midweek city class or better on the turf through winter! Get involved today and be back at the races in the next two weeks! 

NZ bred horses recently won 8 of the 10 G1 races during The Championships at Randwick and as of the 8th of June have won 21 Australia G1’s this racing season alone!



  • By the American-bred, French-trained champion thoroughbred racehorse and winner of the G1 French Derby & G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, PEINTRE CELEBRE (USA).
  • Winner of 5 races, including the illustrious G1 Santa Anita Derby (1800M).
  • CASTLEDALE retired with a 5-5-1 record in 17 starts and earnings of $864,423. He won four of his 10 tries in the U.S. All his American victories were in graded stakes races, including the Generous (gr. IIIT) on the grass at Hollywood Park, which came at the end of his 2-year-old season in his U.S. debut. CASTLEDALE won graded stakes at ages 2, 3 and 4.
  • His progeny includes stakes winners CASTLZEBERG (G2), MOSS ‘N’ DALE (G3), ITS DESTINYS CHILD (G3), MADAME GIRY (L), ROX THE CASTLE (L), SLIMLINE (L) & LITTLE EMILY (L)!

Dam: Best French (by AIR DE FRANCE (USA))

  • By the Sire of 10 individual stakes winners including two Australian G1 winners, AIR DE FRANCE (USA).
  • Winner of 4 races from 1250M to 1400M, including the Listed GCTC Silk Stocking.
  • Dam of 5 individual winners, including Listed winner OSCAR ECLIPSE, and a combined tally of 25 race wins! 
  • Dam of 6 colts, 5 winners! This horse will look to reclaim her 100% strike rate in the coming months!

Boasting two legends of the turf on his page, SECRETARIAT (USA) & SEATTLE SLEW (USA).

Selected by Toward Reward’s astute bloodstock agent, Lenny Russo of Bluegrass Bloodstock, and to be trained by the G1 winning trainers Emma-Lee & David Browne of Sparta Racing. 

Lenny Russo is renowned for finding quality tried horses out of NZ, including; Winner of 14 races and over $1M in prize money, including the G3 Craven Plate, Listed Sale Cup & Listed Tokyo City, MOSS ‘N’ DALE (NZ). Winner of 9 races and over $400K prize money, including the G3 Hobart Cup & Listed Tasmanian Stakes, COUNT DA VINCI (NZ). Winner of 8 races and just under $400K prize money, including the Listed Leon Macdonald Stakes, SECOND SLIP (NZ). Winner of 9 races and just under $500K prize money, including the Listed John Dillon Stakes, OPEN MINDED (NZ). Just to name a few!



2.5% – $1,675.00

5% – $3,350.00

7.5% – $5,025.00

10% – $6,700.00

20% – $13,400.00

A 5% or greater share guarantees your name in the racebook! Share pricing is inclusive of all ongoing costs to the 30th of June! No more to pay until August for the July period! Contact us today to reserve your shares!

Included in the share pricing – all sale related expenses including transport, Bluegrass Bloodstock selection fee, pre purchase veterinary inspections, all import costs, flight from Auckland to Melbourne, agistment (13 days), training fees for the month of June, syndication establishment and legal costs, and 12 months premium bloodstock insurance, and more.




If you have any questions about the horse, syndication, or ownership, please do not hesitate to use contact form on this page, call Matt on 0429 207 891, or email matt@towardreward.com.au.


3/7/23 Latest stable update and jump out footage.

24/5/23 Avondale Race 5 – William finished 3rd 0.9L to Mr Mojo Risin’, jumping from barrier 14 and burning the candle at both ends to run a gallant placing behind a horse that was stakes class in NZ and has already proved to be Saturday metro class in Victoria.

27/5/23 Sandown Race 4 – Mr Mojo Risin’ runs 2nd in an 80K BM78 in a Saturday metro race.

8 of the 10 Group 1 races during The Championships were won by NZ bred horses.

William (NZ) – previous race starts.

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