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Toonga Grit
You need a bit of Grit in your horses.

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“Toonga”
Lower Tarcutta Road
Tarcutta  NSW  2652

Grit's story
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Hazelwood Coraline & Des Castine. 2019 Chinchilla Grandfather Clock

Des Castine had given some thought to being a professional horseman when he was a young man, he worked with a Cutting and Reining trainer in Texas in 1973/4 and travelled with TBs to England and the US.  But, when he came back to Australia he decided to be a professional farmer and to keep horses as a hobby.

After building a successful farming business in South Australia, together with his wife Pat and their son, D.J. in 2006 they moved to the grazing and fattened property “Toonga” near Tarcutta in NSW.

Des and Pat have been buying and breeding elite mares to give them a strong base to breed their ideal type of campdraft horse and needed a sire to complement the mares they purchased over the years.

So in 2013 Des and Pat bred their much admired mare Hazelwood Coraline to Chevin Ivory by embryo transfer.  They purchased Coraline, who is now an Open campdrafter (by Hazelwood Conman o/o an Acres Destiny mare), as a foal from Terry and Chris Hall.

Hazelwood Coraline & Des Castine.
Photo by Jensol. Hazelwood Coraline & Des Castine.

Des always liked Ivory as not only did he have excellent breeding, he is a strong, gritty competitor.  Thus the name, GRIT, meaning tough and resilient.  He is everything they hoped for…and more.

Along with his lovely rich bay colour, good temperament, looks and breeding Des and Pat are excited about Grit’s future!

Standing at 15.1 hh, he is set to go in the Campdraft arena this season.

The Castines have three progeny by Grit –  a black two year old filly out of an Acres mare and two yearling geldings, one a grey, out of Soda Marrea (by Omega) and the other a chestnut out of The Ranch Copy Cat (by Knight’s Top That).

Performance
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Watch this space!

Grit has not been shown yet as he is being taken along slowly by Des and Morgan Webb.

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Pedigree
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Grit’s has an impressive line-up of 9 HSH and two IS in his pedigree.  Included are:

 

Sire: Chevin Ivory

As of 2017:

LTE:  > $290,000
Winner of:

  • 110 campdrafts
  • 4 x World Championship Sydney Royal Campdraft
  • 2 x ABCRA Open HOTY
  • Warwick Gold Cup
  • Warwick Canning Downs
  • 3 x Warwick Stallion Campdraft
  • 2 x Paradise Lagoons Super Beef
  • Mort & Co Open
  • Condamine Bell Stallion draft
  • Paradise Lagoons Stallion draft
  • 2014 ASH National Open Campdraft

Dam: Hazelwood Coraline

  • Open mare.

2019

  • Chinchilla Grandfather Clock – 5th (90 88 91)
  • Goodiwindi Cutout winner (24)
  • Augathella Open – 10th.

2018

2017

  • Landmark Open Campdraft finalist.

 

Paternal Grandsire: 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.

Studbook
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ASHS Registration #: 237875
Foaling Date: 24/12/2014
Colour: BAY
Height: 15.1hh
Breeder: Toonga Pastoral Trust
Current Owner: Toonga Pastoral Trust

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

 Sire: CHEVIN IVORY – HSH  LINDSAY – IS HSH  WARRENBRI ROMEO – IS HSH
 KENDALL PATSY – FM HSH
 CHEVIN EBONY – HSH  QUIDONG JAP – HSH
 FARNLEIGH FLO – TB
 Dam: HAZELWOOD CORALINE – MB  HAZELWOOD CONMAN – IS HSH  DOGWOOD COMET – IS HSH
 HAZELWOOD ROMANCE – IM HSH
 TAMARANG ACRES ARIA – MBP  ACRES DESTINY – IS MBP
 TAMARANG OAKS SONG – MBP
Progeny
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The Castines have 5 progeny by Grit:

Toonga Posh

Currently with Lachie Sim.

  • Foaling year: 2017
  • Dam: Connies Destiny
  • Brown/black filly

Toonga Mettle

  • Foaling year: 2019
  • Dam:  Soda Marrea (Omega)
  • Grey colt

Toonga Dart

  • Foaling year: 2019
  • Dam:  Novice campdrafter Two Darts
  • Bay colt

Toonga Forge

  • Foaling year: 2/11/2018
  • Dam: The Ranch Copy Cat (by Knights Top That)
  • Chestnut gelding

Toonga Granite

  • Foaling year: 13/10/2018
  • Dam:  Soda Marrea (Omega)
  • Grey gelding
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2020

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2018

Artwork by Show Pony Graphics for Australian Campdraft Magazine.

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Video Gallery
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Sire: Chevin Ivory

So many brilliant runs by Chevin Ivory & Nigel Kable it’s hard to choose one.  This one is 2013 Paradise Lagoons Stallion draft Rd1.  Yet another 90 point run.


Dam: Hazelwood Coraline


Maternal Grandsire: Hazelwood Conman

Visit Hazelwood Conman’s video gallery to see more of this great super sire in action.  This is the winning 91 point run in the 2014 Stallion Shootout Rd2.

Contact

Des and Pat Castine
“Toonga”
Lower Tarcutta Road
Tarcutta  NSW  2652

Des:  0408 849 427
Pat:  0438 875 647
Email: castinedesandpat@gmail.com


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