Keith and Tracey Norman

Farm/Stud location:

Bryleigh Stud Brydone RD4 Gore.

Farm size:

108 acres.

How did you get started in breeding?

I loaned a mare off Blake Eskdale and bred a three quarter brother to Jay Bees Fella. I sold him as a yearling at the sales for $11,000.

Editor's note: The mare Norman borrowed was Key Lady. He bred her to Son Of Afella and the resulting foal was Jay Bee's Image. He won five races in Australia.

What is the name of your first broodmare:

Surprise Me.

Editor's note: Surprise Me was by Sir Dalrae out of True Surprise and was a full sister to Simon Rae. Surprise Me was trained by Les Norman and both Keith and Tracey drove her. Tracey was the only one to win on her at Forbury Park in January 1985.

Is the priority to breed your horses for racing or to sell at the sales?

I have sold at the sales in the past but most of my horses are now sold on the day they qualify. I will be racing more from now on though.

What do you consider was the best horse you've bred and raced?

Calling The Shots (The Gladiator - Stella's Kiwi) 314-80-52-29 $275,003 1-52.4.

Editor's note: Stella's Kiwi was by Sapling out of the grand mare Stella Frost.

Best priced yearling sold at the sales?

Victory Medal $20,000.

Editor's note: He was sold to Australia and won eight races from just twenty seven starts.

Highest priced colt bred and sold?

Vice Consul.


Keith and Tracey Norman's breeding lineup:


Better Than Betta (The Gladiator - Bettable) Unraced mare dam of Vice Captain (Washington VC) $149,000. and winner of the Gloucester Park Three and Four year old Championship (Group Two), Vice Chairman (31-7-6-3 $86,153) and Vice Consul (16-5-1-3 $39,214).


Julia Jones (Julius Caesar - Maudola) 18-2-0-1 $6,925. Half sister to Sokyola 123-66-20-9 - $1,921,334


Viscountess (Washington VC - Better Than Betta) 9-1-0-0 $5,22


See Me Run (Soky's Atom - Maud's Legacy) 1 win mare and the dam of I'm Victorious 34-22-3-0 $752,035 and 1-52.7. See Me Run is a full sister in blood to Sokyola.


Miss Pembrooke (Grinfromeartoear - Wanaka Bay) 29-2-2-0 $13,452. Half sister to Mr Mojito and Mr Kiwi


Bryleigh Jewel (Elsu - Jay Bee's Miss) 19-1-3-4 $8,779. Closely related to Jay Bee's Fella 28-13-7-2





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