Lightning has struck twice for Hillside Thoroughbreds, with her recent Moonee Valley debut victory Something Violet adding to the growing list of talented fillies to have been bred and reared at the boutique Nagambie stud.
In February 2016 Hillside's Areti was impressive saluting at her Moonee Valley debut and 12 months later Something Violet took out the very same race!
Whilst Areti is named after the wife of Hillside's Peter Arvanitis, the Blue Diamond Stakes bound Something Violet is named after his daughter... and so the two fillies are very special horses indeed.
It is an elite band of broodmares that graze the fertile paddocks at Hillside Thoroughbreds, Nagambie - hand chosen on the basis of superior type and pedigree.
And the results are there for all to see; in just a few years of operation Hillside is proving an outstanding source of quality winners.
Whilst the oldest horses born at the boutique farm are five (sons and daughters of mares purchased in foal), the first born of purely Hillside planning are three - and what an impressive group they are!
One of Victoria’s up-and-coming breeding farms, Hillside Thoroughbreds, is built on the smart business acumen of an enthusiastic owners Peter and Areti Arvanitis.
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