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Bonlac Gigolo
A sire with expression and a natural desire to work.

Bonlac Gigolo offers potential campdraft and challenge breeders the opportunity to access a rare cross of three extremely well performed campdraft bloodlines.

Abbey, Star Black Minstral and Romeo represent the blue ribbon genetics of the campdraft industry and in Gigolo they have combined to produce an outstanding individual with looks and ability. His performance record and his progeny performances indicate that he will continue on as the next generation of highly sought breeding genetics.

A feature of Gigolo as a sire is not only the above sire lines, but he also has maternal ancestry with a similar degree of ability and results to match.

Successful sale results have already been achieved by Gigolo owners and Luke and Leah are proud to offer their horse to the campdraft and challenge industries as the sire to produce quality horses to suit the entire range of competition on today’s equine calendar.

Service Fee

  • $2,750 inc GST
  • Vet & Agistment Fees Extra
  • Chilled and frozen semen available also International approved frozen semen available.

Breeding Contact

Standing

“Girrakool”
1994 Range Road
Mummel  NSW  2580

Bonlac Gigolo's story
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Bonlac Gigolo is one of the really interesting stallion story’s of the modern Australian Stock Horse industry and absolute proof that outstanding genetics breed outstanding horses. He is a sire with expression and a natural desire to work.

Photo by Bredron. Laurie Stephenson & BLUE MOON MYSTIC, running a 91 in the Champion of Champions, Armidale.

He is arguably the most famous son of the legendary Blue Moon Mystic and from a mare line that oozes quality. His dam is the former Stock Horse National Maturity winner, Bonlac Escort, who is from Warrenbri Rosie, a full sister to Warrenbri Omega, and by Star Black Minstral.

For those who don’t remember Mystic in the flesh, he was a big strong grey Abbey stallion whose cattle working skill can only be called awesome. His owner was the diminutive Laurie Stephenson, and together they formed one of campdrafting’s memorable partnerships. They won the Warwick Gold Cup, the Canning Down Campdraft and a host of Open Drafts and Championships. The amazing fact of Mystic’s career was that once he was educated Lau1rie never worked him on cattle between campdrafts. He believed Mystic was a natural and in hindsight this certainly can’t be argued as he performed amazing runs and Laurie was never frightened to load him up with pressure.

Bonlac Gigolo & Luke Whitehead, Warwick
Photo by Sue Jones. Bonlac Gigolo & Luke Whitehead, Warwick 2010.

Equally memorable was Bonlac Escort who achieved the greatest results as a competition horse and then became a prolific brood mare carrying the genetics of Romeo and Star Black Minstral.

As a competition horse Bonlac Gigolo boasts a big career. A winner of the Champion of Champions at Warwick in Queensland, to the winner at Equitana and a winner of many Open Drafts in between. He was also a regular winner of Ladies Drafts before being retired from competition as a 12 yo due to ill health.

However the big aspect of Gigolo’s stud career is the astonishing number of quality progeny he has performing at the highest level throughout Australia in so many different disciplines.  Open campdrafting horses such as Mewburn Bewick, Bulla Martha and Lealukas’ home bred mares in Lealukas Candy Girl, Kalissa, Shanarta and Streetwalker.

Edenvale Orion & Keiran Davidson, Lealukas Jimmy & Jim Laverty and Dolgwili Norman & Morgan Webb, 2019 Man From Snowy River
Photo by Red Zephyr Photography. Edenvale Orion & Keiran Davidson, Lealukas Jimmy & Jim Laverty and Dolgwili Norman & Morgan Webb, 2019 Man From Snowy River

Challenge progeny led by the phenomenal Dolgwili Norman, a winner of the Horse of the North Challenge, the Battle of the Bidgee, the Rosewood Challenge and the Coonamble Challenge with Morgan Webb plus Edenvale Orion the 2019 Man From Snowy River Champion with Kieran Davidson and the 2019 Runner Up in Lealukas Jimmy.

Lealukas Glide has shown the Gigolo’s are at home on the Polocrosse field winning Champion Horse Titles with Chris Bunney at the Nationals along with Berragoon ASH Stud’s Lealukas Candy Girl.

Sale progeny are also demanding respect with the 2020 Nutrien Classic seeing a 3 yo gelding, Leaukas Freedom sell for $26,000 to Gwen MacMillan and Aged Gelding, Gamberlee Hotshot sell for $24,000 to David Smith at Rockhampton.

Everyone is starting to want to be part of the Bonlac Gigolo story. It’s a big story and one that’s full of good horses and winning results.

Results
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Bonlac Gigolo is the winner of multiple Open Drafts Ladies Drafts and cutouts with scores up to 94.

 

2013 Warwick Champion of Champions

2014

  • Landmark Stallion Shoot Out – 3rd
  • Landmark Stallion Shoot Out Cut Out. 24 points – Luke Whitehead – [View Video]
  • Winner Braidwood Open – Saturday
  • Winner Braidwood Open – Sunday
  • Winner Gulargambone Ladies
  • Winner Condobolin Open Campdraft
  • Winner Condobolin Ladies
  • Winner Jugiong Ladies

 

2013

  • Winner Warwick Champion of Champions
  • Landmark Stallion Shoot Out – 4th
  • Finaled Stallion Draft, Warwick.
  • Winner Braidwood Ladies
  • Winner Condobolin Open
  • Winner Tumut Ladies.
  • Winner Tumut Ken Webb Memorial Cut Out 24/25

2011 - 2012

2012

  • Finaled Champion of Champions.
  • Winner Tumut Open

2011

  • Winner Equitana Australian Open.
  • Winner Tarcutta Open

 

 

2008 - 2010

2010

  • Finaled Warwick Stallion Draft.
  • Winner Gunning Novice
  • Winner Jugiong Novice
  • Winner Corryong Open – Saturday
  • Winner Corryong Open – Sunday
  • Winner Cowra Open

2008

  • Winner Camden Maiden
  • Winner Cowra Novice
Progeny
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Shanarta, Kalissa & Streetwalker

2017

Great result for the Gigolo mares at Gundagai Campdraft:

Lealukas Shanarta

  • 1st Maiden (87, 87)

Lealukas Kalissa

  • 1st Juvenile with Harry Whitehead

Lealukas Streetwalker

  • 1st Novice (88, 89)

Lealukas Candy Girl

First of Gigolo’s progeny to be offered for sale, she sold for $20,000 at the 2012 Landmark Classic Horse Sale, Tamworth.

  • Owner: Berragoon ASH Stud

2015

  • Charlie Maher Memorial Open Campdraft, Orange
    – Winner with Luke Whitehead.
  • Stockhorse Nationals Tamworth
    • Novice: Cutout – 1st
    • Novice Draft – 6th
    • Ladies – 7th
  • Just starting her polo x career in 2015, Candy Girl played her first game in A grade men, then straight into Australian World Cup team warm up games in Warwick, before winning best No 2 in B grade Womens at Cassillis with 14 year old Jess Ward.

2014

  • Braidwood Maiden – Winner with Luke Whitehead.
  • Cowra – 2nd Novice, 4th Open, with Luke Whitehead.

Dolgwili Norman

  • Owner/rider Morgan Webb

2019

  • Man From Snowy River Stockmans Challenge – 4th
  • Rosewood Stockmans Challenge Champion.

2018

  • Battle On The Bidgee Open Challenge Champion
  • Horse of the North Open Challenge Champion

2017

  • Coonamble Challenge & Campdraft
    • Most successful horse of the weekend
    • Rookie Champion
    • Open Challenge Champion.
  • Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge Maiden draft & Highest cutout winner (24)
  • Rosewood’s Stockman’s Challenge Winners

2015

  • Man From Snowy River – 2nd and this was his first outing as a 3 year old.

Bulla Martha

  • Owner/rider Mark Ruff

2019

2018

2017

  • Rich River Novice  – Winner (88 & 92)
  • Gippsland Campdrafting Association Championships – Novice Winner  (91 & 92)
  •  Powlett River – Russell Scott Memorial Novice winner (91 & 90)

2016

  • Winner Cobram Maiden.

Mewburn Bewick

  • Dam: Hazelwood Advice.  2013 Warwick Gold Cup Winner.
  • Stallion
  • Owned by Hiscock family

2018

  • Chinchilla Grandfather Clock. =Top score Rd 1 (91).   [View Video]

2017

2015

  • Winner of the Caserton Stockmans Challenge.
  • Reserve Champion Working Horse at the Gippsland ASH Show.

Lealukas Kalissa

2018

  • Gundagai Open winner with Leah Whitehead

2017

  • Gunning Ladies winner with Leah Whitehead
  • Gundagai Juvenile winner with Harry Whitehead

2016

  • Central West ABCRA Zone Presentations – Runner Up Novice Horse.
  • Geurie:
    • Ladies – 1st (91), with Leah.
    • Junior – 3rd (89), with Harry.

2015

  • Cowra Novice Winner.

Lealukas Jimmy

  • Owned/ridden by Tony Peirce

2019

  • Man From Snowy River Stockmans Challenge – 2nd with Jim Laverty

2016

  • Goulburn Maiden Winner

2015

  • Man from Snowy River – 4th

2014

  • Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge – 1st
  • Battle of the Bidgee – 2nd with Tony Pearce.

Lealukas Streetwalker

  • Mare

2018

  • Tarcutta Open for Open – 1st

2017

  • Oberon Open – 1st
  • Geurie Novice – 1st
  • Gundagai Maiden – 1st (88, 89)

Lealukas Toonga

  • Owned/ridden by Jim Laverty.

2018

  • ASH WAMC Cunnamore Stud, High Point Campdraft Horse Of The Year.
  • Mayanup Open – Winner

2016

  • Williams, Western Australia – Open Draft winner.

Lealukas Shanarta

Dam: Sharon

2019

  • Barnawatha Charity draft – Winner of Stephen Baxter Memorial Open draft (90 90), with Luke Whitehead.

Lealukas Quality

  • Gelding, aka ‘Que’

2018

  • 1st – The Big Show Camp Horse Challenge (Condamine) (88)
  • 1st – Eumamurrin Maiden B (175)

2014

Barwalla Memphis

  • Owned by Mark & Christie Barton

2017

  • Winner of the Riverina Branch ASH Young Horse Challenge.
  • Riverina Stock Horse Show, West Wyalong.
    • 1st  2 yo Led Colt
    • 1st 2 yo Working
    • 2nd 2 yo Hack

Edenvale Orion

  • Ridden by Keiran Davidson

2019

  • Man From Snowy River Stockmans Challenge Champion.

Lealukas Glide

  • Owned/ridden by Chris Bunny.

2016

  • National Polocrosse Championships
    • Winner Masters Mixed Mens Best No 1
    • Winner Masters Mixed Mens Champion ASH.
    • Glide was a member of the winning NSW Masters Mixed team.

2015

  • Polocrosse.  Warwick Barastock Interstate Series Masters division ASH Champion.

Lealukas Call Me

  • Breeder: Luke & Leah Whitehead
  • Owner: Clayton Durkin

2019

  • Twin Hills Maiden – 1st with Clayton Durkin

2018

  • Landmark Classic Gelding Incentive – 1st with Will Durkin

2016

  • Sold Landmark Classic to Will Durkin

Yarrawa Escort

2018

  • Guyra Time Piece Maiden – 1st (88 90)

Toonga Marina

  • Owned/ridden by Des Castine.

2016

  • Urana, NSW  – Maiden Draft winner.

Oakview Carly

  • Owned/ridden by Morgan Webb

2017

  • Camooweal Maiden winner.

 

Fred

  • Owned by Sue Hope.

2013

  • Winner Ilabo Ladies draft.

Deuce

  • Ridden by Mitch French.

2017

  • Winner Brungle Junior

Lealukas Jese James

2018

  • Tarcutta Novice – 2nd

2017

  • Willinga Park Maiden Winner, with Luke Whitehead.

2015

  • Tubbul Junior draft winner on his first outing!  Ridden by Harry Whitehead.

2018 Landmark Classic Horse Sale

Fantastic results for the Bonlac Gigolos at Landmark with 10 out of 11 progeny sold.  Highlights:

 

2019 Landmark Classic Horse Sale

100% clearance with 9 out of 9 Sold.

Top Price:

  • Lot 481 – Lealukas Little Squaw – 3 yo mare sold for $18,000.

2020 Nutrien Classic Sale Results

  • 90% Clearance with 9 out of 10 Sold.
  • Total Sales: $111,000
  • Average: $12,333

Top Prices:

  • Lot 228 – Lealukas Freedom, 3 yo Gelding sold for $26,000
  • Lot 12 – Gamberlee Hotshot, 7 yo Gelding sold for $24,000
Pedigree
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Sire: Blue Moon Mystic

  • Blue Moon Mystic is the only sire to have sired a Gold Cup Winner (Stephen Hill’s Ashanta) and to have won both the Warwick Gold Cup and the Canning Downs.

Reference articles:

  • Warwick Gold Cup Story.  Written by Bev Cheers 2000.  Read  >>
  • Impact Sire – BLUE MOON MYSTIC – IS HSH.  Written by Lindsay Ferguson.  Read  >>

Dam: Bonlac Escort

Bonlac Escort is a highly performed mare in her own right. She is a previous winner of the ASH National Maturity and an Open Campdraft mare.

She is from Warrenbri Rosie who is a full sister to Warrenbri Omega.

Sired by Star Black Minstral, Escort is one of the elite broodmares in campdrafting. She has the genetics and the performance to compare with any.

Studbook
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Registration:  #158922
Foaling Date:  26/09/2002
Colour:  BROWN
Exceptional Horse Status:  Heritage Stock Horse
Breeder:  Tom Grant
Current Owner:  Luke & Leah Whitehead

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: BLUE MOON MYSTIC – IS HSH ABBEY – FS HSH RADIANT 02 – WH
JOYS PAK 02
BARRETTS CREEK BETTY – FM HSH unknown sire
unknown dam
Dam: BONLAC ESCORT – HSH STAR BLACK MINSTRIL – FS HSH OMEGA 02
YARRANOO STAR – IM HSH
WARRENBRI ROSIE WARRENBRI ROMEO – IS HSH
V BAR N BONNET – IM

 

Broodmares
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Luke and Leah have put together a standout broodmare team to join to Bolac Gigolo.  All mares are highly performed in either the campdraft or cutting arenas.

 

Kallenia Sharon II - ASH 148194

 

Nevlyn Jessie - ASH130656

Bonlac Call Girl - ASH122534

Docs Nikita - C1-237194 | Q-46348

Trained cutting mare, shown in her Futurity & Derby years.  Won & placed in many drafts, cutouts & 2 handed cutting.  Includes:

  • 2nd in the Acton Super Beef with Pete Comiskey
  • 4th in the Novice horse of the year (ACA)
  • TOP 10 Open Horse (ACA),
  • Runner Up Novice horse in the Central zone
  • 1st Barcaldine Novice
  • Top scored in the Warwick Gold cup Rd1 (92 points & won the cutout 24)
  • View studbook details.
Sire:  DOCS SPINIFEX – IS MBP Docs Oak
Roanies Lynx
Dam: Docs Bonita Gata Docs Poco Bar
Sable Pay

Yulgilbar Little Senorita Q-38171

 

Eskdale West Star Lady - Molly ASH 140629

Knights Gwyneth ASH152211

2006

  • Dalby ASHS Sale – Sold for $70,000.

Hazelwood Fancy Romance ASH192322

Full sister to Hazelwood Mantic.

Oakdene Gleam ASH195785

Print advertisement
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Ad by Show Pony Graphics for Australian Campdrafting Magazine.
Video Gallery
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Bonlac Gigolo

2014

  • Landmark Classic Stallion Shootout – (24 points), with Luke Whitehead.  [View Video]

2013

  • Warwick
    • Champion of Champions Winner – 175, with Michael Hiscock.  [View Video]
    • Stallion Draft – 90, with Michael Hiscock.  [View Video]
  • Paradise Lagoons – State of Origin.  [View Video]
  • Landmark Stallion Shootout – Rd 2.  [View Video]

2012

  • Landmark Classic Campdraft – Open Final.  [View Video]

Progeny

Bulla Martha with Mark Ruff

2019

2018


Lealukas Kalissa

2018

  • Canning Downs Rd 1 (89) with Leah Whitehead – [View Video]
  • Warwick Gold Cup Rd 1 (86) with Luke Whitehead – [View Video]

Mewburn Bewick with Michael Hiscock

2020

2019

2018

  • Chinchilla Grandfather Clock. =Top score Rd 1 (91).   [View Video]

2017


Lealukas Shanarta with Luke Whitehead

2019

2018


Bandys Hez Magic

  • 2018 Landmark Classic.  Lot 126, 5 yo Gelding sold for $20,000.   [View Video]
  • 2016 Landmark Classic.  Lot 378, 3 yo Gelding sold for $16,000.  [View Video]

Lealukas Quality

  • 2016 Landmark Classic.  Winner Rd 2 (90), with Geoff Dennien.  [View Video]
  • 2014 Landmark Classic.  Lot 370, 3 yo Gelding sold for $17,000.  [View Video]

Kirkbys Stud Catgirl 

  • 2019 Landmark Classic Rd 1, with Hugh Miles (87).  [View Video]
  • 2018 Landmark Classic.  Lot 329, 4 yo mare, sold for $30,000.   [View Video]

Lealukas Freedom

  • 2020 Nutrien Classic. Lot 228, 3 yo gelding – Sold for $26,000 – [View Video]

Gamberlee Hotshot 


Amac Jigsaw

  • 2018 Landmark Classic.  Lot 553, 2 yo gelding – Sold $22,000 –  [View Video]

Lealukas Ceelo

  • 2020 Nutrien Classic Rd 1 (89) with Will Durkin – [View Video]

Ladies Man

  • 2017 Landmark Classic Horse Sale.  Lot 591 – Sold for $17,000 – [View Video]

Contact

Luke & Leah Whitehead
“Girrakool”
1994 Range Road
Mummel  NSW  2580

Tel/Fax: 02 4829 2289
Mobile:  0428 292 289
Email:  lukeandleah@iinet.net.au


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