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Hazelwood Con Artist
- A true work of art!

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  • $1,100 inc GST
  • Plus vet & agistment fees
  • Frozen & Chilled Semen available

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“Lowesby”
ROLLESTON  QLD  4702

Hazelwood Con Artist's story
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Warren Thompson was looking for a good workhorse. He had no particular gender or age in mind, mare, gelding, colt, just a good horse to enjoy riding and competing.

Hazelwood Con Artist & owner Warren Thompson
Hazelwood Con Artist & owner Warren Thompson

He approached Terry Hall who mentioned he had a weaner colt by Conman out of  Hazelwood Chiquita Acres, a cutting mare successfully shown by Allan & Brooke Spencer from Rolleston. Terry explained who the colt was and what he thought his strengths were genetically. He then casually mentioned that he was running with a brown colt and the colt was always trying to bite him, but when he went to bite him he was never there.

This remark intrigued Warren and he bought the colt, unseen. He figured if his reflexes and agility were such that Terry would mention such a paddock trait, then this was his horse. Quick, mobile and athletic and Warren is happy to say Terry was right, the horse was all of this and more.

Warren was also intrigued by the name. Terry once again explained that it was a simple choice, he was by Conman and that he would be “a picture to watch”. Hence, Conman and an artist, Hazelwood Con Artist.

Photo by Sue Waldron: Hazelwood Con Artist & Steve Comiskey.
Photo by Sue Waldron: Hazelwood Con Artist & Steve Comiskey.

Warren took his youngster home with a plan to have him broken and then geld him. When ready, he had him broken by Adam Knowles and then brought him home. He thought he’d have a ride on him before letting him go and this one ride changed Con Artist’s life. Immediately Warren recognised his potential and then, after a second ride, gelding him was off the agenda. He knew immediately he had a top colt on his hands.

After a short break, Con Artist spent three solid years in and out of Warren’s mustering team. Plenty of hard work, long days and sweaty saddlecloths  were the  making of Con Artist. Warren insists he has a big motor and he needs to use it and this hard work as a young colt put his mind in the right place. He is a horse that still needs work and is at his best when he is happy and working.

Hazelwood Con Artist started his competition career in September, 2013, when Warren started him at Manumbar, running 2nd in the Maiden. Then in 2014 he made the decision that to become the stallion he was capable of being, he needed exposure and a bigger competition calendar.

Steve Comiskey was approached to be his regular rider and the partnership has already produced outstanding results. Con Artist broke his Maiden with a win in the Feature Novice at Clarke Creek in 2015 and followed up with a win in the Stallion Draft and Champion of Champions at Paradise the same year.

Con Artist returned to Paradise in 2018 with Warren and placed runner-up after a very tightly contested final with only one point separating first and second.

Results
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Ridden by Warren Thompson

2018

2017

  • Chinchilla Grandfather Clock -=6th (90,85,88) – [View Video]
  • Theodore Spindle and Spurs Restricted Open – 1st.  [View Video]
  •  Bauhinia:
    • Restricted Open – 2nd after run off 90 (22, 64, 4) – [View Video]
    • Open cut out – 1st.

    Returned successfully at Springsure from a 6 month lay off from an injury that may have been career ending. [View Video]

2016

  • Nebo Restricted Open – 4th
  • Clermont Restricted Open – 2nd
  • Dingo Restricted Open – 4th

2015

  • Chinchilla Res Open – =8th (87,88)
  • Bauhnia
    • Maiden – 2nd  |  Novice – 2nd  |  Open Rd2 – 2nd

Ridden by Steve Comiskey

2015

  • Paradise Lagoons
    • Champion of Champions – 1st.  [View Video]
    • Stallion Draft – 1st
  • Moura Bronze Boots Novice – 3rd
  • Nebo Slouch Hat Novice – 2nd
  • Clarke Creek:  Novice – 1st  |  Maiden – 6th
  • Alpha Golden Oxbow Open Rd3 – 4th
  • Capella Maiden – 6th
Progeny
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First Futurity runs at Springsure, both only 3 yo in 2017.

My Artist

2018

  • Paradise Lagoons Futurity – 10th

2017

  • Paradise Lagoons Futurity – 3rd

Miss Artist

Pedigree
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Sire: Hazelwood Conman

Hazelwood Conman has reached legendary status and is a truly great sire.  He has: a great pedigree, a successful performance record of his own and proven progeny.

Visit Hazelwood Conman’s page to read his story.

Paternal Grand Dam: Hazelwood Romance

Hazelwood Romance is part of a small band of Stock Horse mares that will go down in history as a legend.

Visit Hall Stockhorses page to read the full story on Romance.

Maternal Grand Sire: Acres Destiny

Acres Destiny has become a household name in the performance horse world, producing champion after champion in a range of disciplines including cutting, campdrafting, challenges & reining.

Visit Acres Destiny’s page to read his story.

Studbook
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Registration #: 177862
Foaling Date: 01/02/2008
Height: 14.5 Hands
Breeder: TE & CE Hall
Current Owner: Mr WJ Thompson

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Stock Horse Society Stud Book register.
(Use the back button to return to this page.)

Sire: HAZELWOOD CONMAN – HSH DOGWOOD COMET – IS HSH ELLIOTTS CREEK CADET – FS HSH
DOGWOOD MADAM – IM HSH
HAZELWOOD ROMANCE – IM HSH WARRENBRI ROMEO – IS HSH
CARDONIS BREEZE – FM HSH
Dam: HAZELWOOD CHIQUITA ACRES – MBP ACRES DESTINY – IS MBP BOB ACRE DOC 02
SAN JOSE HICKORY 02
TAMARANG OAKS CHIQUITA – MBP DOCS FRECKLES OAK – IS MBP
MOUNTAIN RANGE FRECKLES CHICK 02
Video Gallery
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2018 Warwick Gold Cup

Canning Downs – =2nd

Stallion Draft

2018 Condamine Bell (87 87 87)

2018 Paradise Lagoons Stallion draft


2017

  • Chinchilla Grandfather Clock -=6th (90,85,88) – [View Video]
  • Theodore Spindle and Spurs Restricted Open – 1st.  [View Video]

2015 Paradise Lagoons

  • Champion of Champions Winner – [View Video]
  • Champion of Champions Round 1 –  [View Video] Video by Jane Kennedy.
  • Running another 90 – [View Video]  Video by Jane Kennedy.

Progeny

​Miss Artist

My Artist

Contact

Warren Thompson
“Lowesby”
ROLLESTON  QLD  4702

Ph: 07 4984 3375
Mob: 0437 412 973
E: warrenthompson5@bigpond.com

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