After a hectic stud season, the focus at St Fort is now on the racing team.
A win at Shepparton by speedy Art Major filly Flying Moth was certainly the best way trainer Tony could dream of getting things underway.
"The Moth", raced by long-time stable clients Len and Irene Parker, posted an all-the-way win -- her third of an 11-start career.
Flying Moth was having her first start after a five-month spell, but when driver Damian Wilson pinged her to the front, she was always going to be awfully hard to run down.
There are exciting times ahead for Flying Moth this season, that's for sure.
The spotlight then turned to Maryborough, where Eric Basham-bred and owned two-year-old filly Majadore made her race debut.
The filly, who came in for some late support, didn't put a foot wrong for driver Adam Richardson, and ran a super race to finish third.
There are big wraps on Soho Allshookup and Amelias Courage who filled the first two placings so we can be excited about the future of Majadore, also considering the mile rate was a slick 1:56.08.
Trainer Tony was naturally thrilled with the runs of both Flying Moth and Majadore.
The stud season was very hands on, with 70 mares being served during the season, along with 30 foals being born on the property.
"With the great NSW incentives on offer, next season we are already planning to stand four sires," Tony said.
He said negotiations are underway for two additional sires to stand alongside Genuwine and Flightpath.