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Daily News | 20th November 2017
Hasahalo Wins Gr1 New Zealand 1000 GuineasMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -5. Hasahalo (13)J: S C SprattT: S J McKeeW: 56.5 kgsS: SavabeelD: Halloween 4.0L2. Dijon Bleu (2)J: L G InnesT: Ms L LattaW: 56.5 kgsS: BurgundyD: Pristino 4.8L10. The Lustre (4)J: J R LowryT: Dennis Bros & R DennisW: 56.5 kgsS: Darci BrahmaD: The Pearler 5.3L11. The Sparkle (11)J: S MuniandyT: Dennis Bros & R DennisW: 56.5 kgsS: Darci BrahmaD: The Dazzler
At Riccarton in New Zealand, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate-winning champion sire Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) celebrated an elite race success when 3YO New Zealand-bred filly Hasahalo (Savabeel-Halloween, by Encosta de Lago) proved far too strong for her rivals when scoring a wide-margin win in the $300,000 Gr1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Dijon Bleu & The Lustre. A $110,000 purchase by Go Racing at the 2016 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Waikato Stud, Hasahalo improved her record to 2 wins (including the Gr3 ARC Eclipse Stakes) and 2 placings (including the Listed (R) Karaka Million) from 9 starts for NZ$411,000 in earnings. "There was a question mark about the mile today, but she got the job done well and found the line strongly," winning trainer Stephen McKee said. Hasahalo hails from the family of Gr1 Emirates Stakes winner Titanic Jack, Gr1 Toorak Handicap winner Sober Suit, Gr3-winning colt Addictive Nature, Gr2-winning and Gr1-placed Savvy Nature, and stakes winners La Lagune and Make Me A Miracle.
Biggest Classic Sale Ever at Riverside StablesMonday, 20th November 2017The 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale will be the biggest in the company’s history with 800 horses catalogued for the first ever auction at Riverside Stables. The sale will kick off at 6pm on Saturday, 10 February and runs until Tuesday, 13 February. Top sires represented include Snitzel, I Am Invincible, Choisir, Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, Not A Single Doubt, Pierro, Savabeel, Sebring and Star Witness, as well as first season sires such as Adelaide, Brazen Beau, Deep Field, Dissident, Hallowed Crown, Olympic Glory, Rubick, Shooting To Win, Toronado and Wandjina. The catalogue boasts relations to 63 Stakes winners including Victoria Derby winner Ace High, superstar sprinter Brazen Beau, recent spring stakes winners Setsuna and In Her Time, and Group 1 winners Japonisme, Good Project and Amanpour. There are also progeny of 60 Stakes-winning mares including Platelet, Heavenly Glow, Fill The Page, Irish Darling and Hidden Kisses. The Classic Yearling Sale will begin on the night of Saturday, 10 February immediately following the Inglis Race Day at Warwick Farm, with opening night again to include the hugely popular Gold Riband session. All yearlings offered at an Inglis Yearling Sale are eligible for entry into the lucrative $6m Inglis Race Series. Click here to view catalogue.
2018 Inglis Classic Sale Schedule
- Saturday 10 February - Classic Book 1 from 6pm (Lots 1-120)
- Sunday 11 February - Classic Book 1 from 11am (Lots 121-360)
- Monday 12 February - Classic Book 1 from 11am (Lots 361-600)
- Tuesday 13 February - Classic Book 2 from 11am (Lots 601-800)
The Taj Mahal Wins Gr2 Zipping ClassicMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -8. The Taj Mahal (5)J: B MelhamT: Robert HickmottW: 56.5 kgsS: GalileoD: You'resothrilling 3.5L1. Almandin (1)J: D OliverT: Robert HickmottW: 59 kgsS: MonsunD: Anatola 4.8L2. Big Duke (3)J: Damian LaneT: D K WeirW: 59 kgsS: Raven's PassD: Hazarayna 5.2L4. Berisha (7)J: M ZahraT: R W SmerdonW: 59 kgsS: Al SamerD: Beheshta
At Sandown in Melbourne, former Coolmore shuttler and triple Gr1-winning champion European sire Galileo (Sadler's Wells-Urban Sea, by Miswaki) added a Group race success when 4YO Irish-bred entire The Taj Mahal (Galileo-You'resothrilling, by Storm Cat) opened his stakes account with a brilliant front-running victory in the $300,000 Gr2 Zipping Classic (2400m) for 3YO+, defeating stable-mate Almandin & Big Duke. The Lloyd Williams-owned The Taj Mahal improved his record to 2 wins and 7 placings (including the Gr1 Secretariat Stakes) from 19 starts for $624,978 in earnings. The victory was a fitting won for trainer Robert Hickmott who is stepping down from his role as private trainer for Williams' Macedon Lodge. "Rob has done a fantastic job for us. He's been with us for 15 or 16 years and he's been head trainer since 2000. In fact the first race he won was here with Zipping," Williams told racing.com. "We've parted on very good terms. Rob is a great man and he wants to have a go on his own so he leaves with our absolute blessing." Previously trained by Aidan O'Brien, the beautifully bred The Taj Mahal is out of a sister to champion racehorse and leading sire Giant's Causeway and is a full-brother to three-time Gr1-winning champion miler Gleneagles, English 1,000 Guineas winner Marvellous and Gr1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.
The Taj Mahal (image: Mark Gatt)
Villermont Wins Gr2 Sandown GuineasMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -9. Villermont (9)J: L NolenT: Aaron PurcellW: 57 kgsS: All Too HardD: Bollinger 0.2L10. Peaceful State (11)J: John AllenT: D K WeirW: 57 kgsS: Animal KingdomD: Weekend Beauty 0.5L3. Black Sail (5)J: M ZahraT: Aaron PurcellW: 57 kgsS: SavabeelD: Ennerdale 3.3L2. Beau Geste (4)J: Damian LaneT: James CummingsW: 57 kgsS: Street CryD: Haut Ton
At Sandown in Melbourne, Vinery Stud's 4-time Gr1 winning stallion & half-brother to champion Black Caviar All Too Hard (Casino Prince-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) added a Group race success when 3YO Australian-bred colt Villermont (All Too Hard-Bollinger, by Dehere) stormed home for a brilliant last-to-first win in the $250,000 Gr2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs, defeating Peaceful State & stable-mate Black Sail. Bred and part-owned by Vinery Stud, the blue blooded Villermont improved his record to 2 wins and 1 placing from 4 starts for $172,910 in earnings. Trainer Aaron Purcell said Villermont would be spelled and aimed at races such as the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas and Gr1 Australian Derby in the autumn. "He's definitely going to be better in the autumn so for him to win here is a great sign for next year,'' Purcell told racing.com. "He's a very big horse and he's just taken some time to grow into himself,'' Purcell explained. He moves like a machine at home and he's just going to develop into a really nice horse." Purchased by Ciaron Maher Racing for $250,000 at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Vinery Stud, Villermont is the last foal of the beautifully bred Gr1 Coolmore Classic winner Bollinger (Dehere-Bint Marscay) who died last year. Bollinger, who is out of Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Bint Marscay, had seven foals make it to the races with the best performed hitherto being the US-bred Friesan Fire (A.P. Indy), winner of the Gr2 Louisiana Derby, Gr3 Risen Star Stakes & Gr3 Lecomte Stakes. This makes Villermont a direct descendant of influential mare Eau D'Etoile (Sir Tristram), ancestress also of outstanding dual Gr1-winning miler Filante, Australian Guineas winner Kenny's Best Pal, Victoria Derby winner Benicio, and Gr1 Australia Stakes winner Stella Cadente.
Villermont (image: Mark Gatt)
Ocean Emperor Wins Gr2 Tauranga StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -5. Ocean Emperor (7)J: M D HillsT: G T HennessyW: 59 kgsS: ZabeelD: Tootsie 1.3L7. Miss Wilson (2)J: J K RiddellT: J G BaryW: 57 kgsS: StratumD: Cierzo 1.4L1. Kawi (8)J: J L WaddellT: S A SharrockW: 59 kgsS: SavabeelD: Magic Time 1.5L2. Amarula (4)J: S M Mc KayT: P N McKayW: 59 kgsS: Thorn ParkD: Shortblackmini
At Tauranga in New Zealand, Cambridge Stud's deceased multiple champion sire Zabeel (Sir Tristram-Lady Giselle, by Nureyev) added a Group race success when talented 6YO New Zealand-bred entire Ocean Emperor (Zabeel-Tootsie, by Pins) finally opened his stakes account against a quality field in the $100,000 Gr2 Tauranga Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+, defeating Miss Wilson & Kawi. The lightly raced but injury prone Ocean Emperor improved his record to 6 wins and 5 placings from 16 starts for NZ$119,625 in earnings. Trainer Gary Hennessy, who purchased Ocean Emperor for NZ$450,000 from Waikato Stud at the 2014 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale, owns him with Hong Kong partners Andrew Wong and Steve Yang, the same trio that raced Cox Plate winner and Waikato Stud sire Ocean Park. He is out of Gr3 Mannerism Stakes winner Tootsie and hails from the family of stakes winners La Rose Noir, Urbane, and Espurante. Waikato Stud principal Mark Chittick said: "Gary Hennessy has done an unbelievable job with this horse. He's been so patient and he's always rated him so highly." He added: "Good on him, off the back of Ocean Park they bought this horse for $450,000 from us. They deserve it, he's won a really nice race and it's still early days, the horse hasn't had much racing."
Dollar For Dollar Wins Gr3 Chandler McLeod Recruitment StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -6. Dollar For Dollar (3)J: Jamie KahT: Tony McEvoyW: 54 kgsS: High ChaparralD: Pretty Penny 0.4L2. Hellova Street (4)J: L CurrieT: Scott BruntonW: 57 kgsS: HelikeD: Butter Street 1.2L3. Moss 'n' Dale (8)J: A DarmaninT: Peter GelagotisW: 54 kgsS: CastledaleD: Hot 'n' Moss 2.0L8. Land Of Plenty (7)J: K Mc EvoyT: G M BeggW: 54 kgsS: StratumD: Dancing
At Sandown in Melbourne, Coolmore's deceased dual Derby-winning shuttler & 6-time Gr1 victor High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells-Kasora, by Dashaan) when 5YO Australian-bred gelding Dollar For Dollar (High Chaparral-Pretty Penny, by Encosta de Lago) continued his rise through the ranks when claiming his first stakes victory in the $150,000 Gr3 Chandler McLeod Recruitment Stakes (1500m) for 3Yo+, defeating Hellova Street & Moss 'N' Dale. Dollar For Dollar, who is a half-brother to Gr2 Zipping Classic winner Sertorius (Galileo) and Gr3 Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes winner Clifton Red (Sebring), improved his already impressive strike rate to 7 wins and 1 placing from 12 starts for $271,250 in earnings. Trainer Tony McEvoy said Dollar For Dollar would now be spelled and be aimed at the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) at Flemington in January.
Dollar For Dollar (image: Mark Gatt)
Payroll Wins Gr3 Eclipse StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -10. Payroll (6)J: D OliverT: Richard LamingW: 54.5 kgsS: Not A Single DoubtD: Workhard 0.1L1. Kidmenever (7)J: K Mc EvoyT: Charlie ApplebyW: 59 kgsS: Baltic KingD: Pepys Tillergirl 3.9L8. Jacquinot Bay (8)J: C J ParishT: D & B Hayes & T DabernigW: 55 kgsS: GalileoD: La La Land 4.2L6. Raw Impulse (1)J: Damian LaneT: D K WeirW: 56 kgsS: MakfiD: Marika
At Sandown in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice-Single's Bar, by Rory's Jester) added a Group race success when 5YO Australian-bred mare Payroll (Not A Single Doubt-Workhard, Red Ransom) scored a narrow in the $150,000 Gr3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) for 3YO+, defeating Kidmenever & Jacquinot Bay. This was the second stakes victory for Payroll who improved her record to 4 wins (including the Listed Spear Chief Handicap) and 8 placings (including the Gr2 Thousand Guineas Prelude & the Listed Redoute's Choice Stakes) from 22 starts for $449,650 in earnings.
Long Time Ago Wins Gr3 Summoned StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -16. Long Time Ago (8)J: K Mc EvoyT: G Waterhouse & A BottW: 55 kgsS: Redoute's ChoiceD: Once Were Wild 0.3L10. Mrs Gardenia (1)J: Damian LaneT: D K WeirW: 55 kgsS: Rip Van WinkleD: Double Babu 2.8L2. Oregon's Day (7)J: M J DeeT: M G PriceW: 58 kgsS: DomesdayD: Oregon Seal 3.8L3. Quilate (12)J: Ethan BrownT: M C KentW: 58 kgsS: BramshawD: Miss Peligrosa
At Sandown in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's multiple Champion Australian Sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) added a black-type success when 4YO Australian-bred mare Long Time Ago (Redoute's Choice-Once Were Wild, by Johannesburg) registered her first stakes victory when resuming with a strong win in the $150,000 Gr3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) for 4YO+ mares, defeating Mrs Gardenia & Oregon's Day. A homebred for John Singleton's Strawberry Hill Stud, Long Time Ago is the second foal to race of 2010 Gr1 Australian Oaks winner Once Were Wild. Long Time Ago improved her record to 3 wins and 1 placing from 8 starts for $157,450 in earnings. Long Time Ago became the 152nd stakes winner for her champion sire Redoute's Choice.
Jungle Edge Wins Gr3 Kevin Heffernan StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -4. Jungle Edge (3)J: K ForresterT: M A BellW: 59 kgsS: DubawiD: Jungle Girl 0.2L5. Casino Wizard (2)J: N CallowT: L A CreekW: 59 kgsS: Any Given SaturdayD: Casino Nights 0.3L7. Thronum (5)J: M ZahraT: D & B Hayes & T DabernigW: 59 kgsS: SnitzelD: Helena's Secret 0.8L8. Ocean Embers (1)J: Ms N BerimanT: Shea EdenW: 57 kgsS: BeneteauD: Burningwood
At Sandown in Melbourne, Darley's three-time Gr1-winning world-class shuttle sire Dubawi (Dubai Millennium-Zomaradah, by Deploy) added a Group success when 7YO Australian-bred gelding Jungle Edge (Dubawi-Jungle Girl, by Carnegie) scored a brave front-running win in the $150,000 weight-for-age Gr3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) for 3YO+, defeating Casino Wizard & Thronum. Jungle Edge improved his record to 12 wins (including the Gr3 BRC Sprint & Gr3 Star Kingdom Stakes) and 11 placings (including the Gr1 ATC Galaxy & Gr1 ATC All Aged Stakes) from 45 starts for $770,260 in earnings.
Properantes Wins Gr3 RJ Peters StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -6. Properantes (4)J: P KnuckeyT: C H WebsterW: 55 kgsS: Danehill ExpressD: Scala's Quest 0.8L7. Royal Star (5)J: W PikeT: G & A WilliamsW: 55 kgsS: Redoute's ChoiceD: Star Encounter 1.3L3. Variation (6)J: B ParnhamT: S J MillerW: 56.5 kgsS: War ChantD: Fleeting Angel 2.5L1. Material Man (3)J: Lucy WarwickT: J T WarwickW: 59 kgsS: Vital EquineD: Del Lirio
At Ascot in Perth, West Australia, stakes-winning & Gr1-placed stallion Danehill Express (Danehill-Savana City, by New Regent) added a Group race success when 6YO Australian-bred gelding Properantes (Danehill Express-Scala's Quest, by Marooned) scored an upset win at odds of 21-1 in the $150,000 Gr3 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m) for 3YO+, defeating Royal Star & Variation. Properantes, who was a $20,000 purchase by his trainer Colin Webster at the 2013 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale from the draft of Mungrup Stud, improved his record to 9 wins (including the Listed Raconteur Stakes) and 8 placings from 32 starts for $521,850 in earnings.
State Solicitor Wins Gr3 Colonel Reeves StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -8. State Solicitor (1)J: W PikeT: G & A WilliamsW: 55 kgsS: NicconiD: Avenida Madero 0.2L7. Caipirinha (10)J: Joseph AzzopardiT: Simon MillerW: 55.5 kgsS: NicconiD: Prostar 0.3L2. Durendal (5)J: Jarrad NoskeT: Chris GangemiW: 57.5 kgsS: Medaglia D'OroD: Razor Blade 0.4L4. Profit Street (7)J: Alan KennedyT: P & M GiadrescoW: 56.5 kgsS: ViscountD: Street Show
At Ascot in Perth, West Australia, Widden Stud's dual Gr1-winning sire Nicconi (Bianconi-Nicola Lass, by Scenic) added a Group race success when 5YO Australian-bred gelding State Solicitor (Nicconi- Avenida Madero, by Metal Storm) broke through for what is likely to be the first of numerous stakes victories in the $150,000 Gr3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+, defeating Caipirinha & Durendal. A homebred for prominent WA owner and breeder Bob Peters, State Solicitor is out of the Gr2 and dual Gr3-winning mare Avenida Madero (Metal Storm) and is a half-brother to Gr2 West Australian Derby winner Respondent. His record now reads 9 wins from 12 starts for $427,900 in earnings.
Art Series Wins Gr3 WA Champion Fillies StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -2. Art Series (5)J: Joseph AzzopardiT: D T McAuliffeW: 55.5 kgsS: SebringD: Left Alone 0.1L7. Private Dancer (11)J: B ParnhamT: T M AndrewsW: 55.5 kgsS: OratorioD: Atavism 0.3L4. Mikimoto (3)J: W PikeT: G & A WilliamsW: 55.5 kgsS: SebringD: Stormy Nova 0.5L10. Special Alert (2)J: Jarrad NoskeT: G & A WilliamsW: 55.5 kgsS: Not A Single DoubtD: Truly Special
At Ascot in Perth, West Australia, Widden Stud's former Australian champion 2YO colt Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed, by Flying Spur) added a Group race success when 3YO Australian-bred filly Art Series (Sebring-Left Alone, by Don't Say Halo) claimed her maiden stakes victory when prevailing in a photo finish in the $200,000 Gr3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Private Dancer & Mikimoto. Art Series, who hails from the family of WA stakes winners Arctic Park, Power Plus & Zamerator, improved her record to 5 wins and 5 placings (including the Listed WATC Burgess Queen Stakes & Listed WATC Belgravia Stakes) from 10 starts for $384,800 in earnings.
Gobstopper Wins Gr3 New Zealand CupMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -9. Gobstopper (2)J: S C SprattT: A R CampbellW: 53.5 kgsS: TavistockD: Bagalollies 3.5L2. Pentathlon (11)J: T N HarrisT: J R WheelerW: 59 kgsS: PentireD: Pinders Prize 4.0L1. Kaharau (6)J: A B CollettT: K & L Rae & K Williams-TuhoroW: 59 kgsS: Ad ValoremD: Mon Jolie 6.3L3. Sampson (1)J: B R JonesT: H W MathewsW: 57.5 kgsS: Dubai DestinationD: Magic Star
At Riccarton in New Zealand, Cambridge Stud's dual Gr1-winning stallion Tavistock (Montjeu-Upstage, by Quest For Fame) added a Group race success when 5YO New Zealand-bred gelding Gobstopper (Tavistock-Bagalollies, by Zabeel) outstayed his rivals to record a comprehensive win in the 154th running of the $250,000 Gr3 New Zealand Cup (3200m) for 3YO+, defeating Pentathlon & Kaharau. Gobstopper, who is a full-brother to multiple Gr1 winner and Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther, improved his record to 6 wins and 2 placings from 21 starts for NZ$198,656 in earnings. "We decided to target this race right from the time he came back in. He's a lightly-framed horse so he doesn't need much racing," trainer Andrew Campbell told NZ Racing Desk. "He's only going to get better with time like his brother Werther."
Long Leaf Wins Listed Merson Cooper StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -1. Long Leaf (8)J: K Mc EvoyT: D & B Hayes & T DabernigW: 57 kgsS: Fastnet RockD: Frustrating 0.1L7. Oohood (7)J: L CurrieT: Tony McEvoyW: 55 kgsS: I Am InvincibleD: Bella Sunday 1.6L2. Sanglier (6)J: Damian LaneT: James CummingsW: 57 kgsS: AlbrechtD: More Haste 4.6L5. Secret Blaze (5)J: Jamie KahT: Tony McEvoyW: 57 kgsS: SizzlingD: Abscond
At Sandown in Melbourne, Coolmore's former Gr1-winning Champion Australian Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a black-type success when 2YO Australian-bred colt Long Leaf (Fastnet Rock-Frustrating, by Stravinsky) opened his stakes account with a narrow but determined win in the $120,000 Listed Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) for 2YOs, defeating Oohood & Sanglier. A $750,000 purchase by BBA Ireland from the draft of Curraghmore at the 2017 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale, Long Leaf extended his unbeaten record to 2 wins from 2 starts for $100,000 in earnings. Raced by a high profile syndicate that includes Coolmore and Sir Peter Vela, Long Leaf is out of a daughter of grand producer and deceased former New Zealand Broodmare of the Year Parfore (Gold Brose). Parfore is the mother of Gr1 Darley Classic winner Terravista, Gr1 Galaxy winner Tiger Tees, stakes winners Ball Of Muscle and Our Lucas, and Singapore Horse Of The Year and Hallmark Stud sire Super Easy. Trainer David Hayes said Long Leaf would be aimed at the $1 million Karaka Millions at Ellerslie on 27 January.
Long Leaf (image: Mark Gatt)
Yulong Xingsheng Wins Listed Twilight Glow StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -5. Yulong Xingsheng (11)J: K Mc EvoyT: K A LeesW: 55 kgsS: I Am InvincibleD: Carlie Rose 0.8L8. So Far Sokool (5)J: Ben AllenT: Archie AlexanderW: 55 kgsS: ShowcasingD: Sokool 2.1L4. Lady Of Crebilly (14)J: M ZahraT: P StokesW: 55 kgsS: ChoisirD: Antrim's Legend 2.9L9. Sworn Evidence (7)J: Damian LaneT: D K WeirW: 55 kgsS: Redoute's ChoiceD: Deposition
At Sandown in Melbourne, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning stallion I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad) added a black-type success when 3YO Australian-bred filly Yulong Xingsheng (I Am invincible-Carlie Rose, by Keltrice) broke through for her maiden stakes win in the $120,000 Listed Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m) for 3YO fillies, defeating So Far Sokool & Lady Of Crebilly. Purchased by Yu Long Investments Australia for $55,000 at the 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Yulong Xingsheng improved her record to 2 wins and 1 placing (the Listed ATC Reginald Allen Quality) from 6 starts for $138,690 in earnings.
Fanatic Wins Listed Sandown CupMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -3. Fanatic (2)J: M J WalkerT: D & B Hayes & T DabernigW: 55 kgsS: ShockingD: Komplete Klass 0.4L4. Swacadelic (5)J: Ben AllenT: Aaron PurcellW: 54 kgsS: AdlerflugD: Swish 1.7L2. Gallic Chieftain (6)J: D YendallT: D K WeirW: 57.5 kgsS: TamayuzD: Katerini 2.5L6. Darabad (4)J: L CurrieT: R E LaingW: 54 kgsS: DansiliD: Daryakana
At Sandown in Melbourne, Rich Hill Stud's Melbourne Cup winning stallion Shocking (Street Cry-Maria di Castiglia, by Danehill) added a black-type success when 5YO New Zealand-bred mare Fanatic (Shocking-Komplete Klass, by Groom Dancer) claimed her first stakes win since winning the NZ Oaks in March last year when landing the $150,000 Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) for 3YO+, defeating Swacadelic & Gallic Chieftain. Raced by her breeder Sean Kiernan, the Curraghmore born and raised Fanatic improved her record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 New Zealand Oaks) and 3 placings from 28 starts for $389,053 in earnings.
Crystal Dreamer Wins Listed Doveton StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -3. Crystal Dreamer (4)J: Damian LaneT: M Ellerton & S ZahraW: 55 kgsS: StratumD: Crystal Wit 2.3L8. Lady Esprit (9)J: Regan BaylissT: Aaron PurcellW: 54 kgsS: Bel EspritD: Fanciful Bella 2.5L2. Gun Case (8)J: D YendallT: D K WeirW: 58 kgsS: War PassD: Brief Embrace 2.6L5. Rock 'n' Gold (2)J: K Mc EvoyT: M Ellerton & S ZahraW: 54 kgsS: Rock Of GibraltarD: Goldberg
At Sandown in Melbourne, Widden Stud's Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning stallion Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a black-type success when 5YO Australian-bred gelding Crystal Dreamer (Stratum-Crystal Wit, by Distorted Humor) opened his stakes account with a comfortable win in the $120,000 Listed Doveton Stakes (1000m) for 3YO+, defeating Lady Esprit & Gun Case. A homebred for David Moodie's Contract Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd, Crystal Dreamer improved his record to 9 wins and 7 placings (including the Gr3 The Heath 1100 & Listed Absolut Stakes) from 21 starts for $415,060 in earnings. Crystal Dreamer is out of the Listed Dequetteville Stakes winner Crystal Wit, a full-sister to Gr1 Golden Slipper heroine Crystal Lily.
Al Hasa Wins Listed Welcome StakesMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -1. Al Hasa (2)J: O P BossonT: S Autridge & J RichardsW: 56.5 kgsS: Exceed And ExcelD: Oasis Rose 6.0L2. Thunder Bay (4)J: M CameronT: M & M PitmanW: 54.5 kgsS: NiagaraD: Boomchuckalucka 6.1L4. Patsys Lass (3)J: T R MoseleyT: Eamonn GreenW: 54.5 kgsS: SavabeelD: Patsy O'Reilly 8.6L3. Dreamtesta (5)J: R CuneenT: A & M BrownW: 54.5 kgsS: Testa RossaD: Singa Songa
At Riccarton in New Zealand, Darley's former Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a black-type success when 2YO Australian-bred colt Al Hasa (Exceed And Excel-Oasis Rose, by Oasis Dream) proved several classes above his rivals when bounding clear for an emphatic win in the $50,000 Listed Welcome Stakes (1000m) for 2YOs, defeating Thunder Bay & Patsys Lass. A $625,000 purchase by Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis at the 2017 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Cambridge Stud, Al Hasa hails from the family of three-time Gr1-winning French sire Doctor Dino. His record now reads 1 win and 1 placing from 2 starts for $NZ32,475 in earnings. Jockey Opie Bosson was effusive in his praise of Al Hasa. "He's a top class horse, one of the nicest two-year-olds I've sat on for quite a while," Bosson told NZ Racing Desk. "He's a Karaka Million horse and maybe even the Golden Slipper."
Keith Noud Handicap RescheduledMonday, 20th November 2017Racing Queensland has confirmed that following the postponement of the meeting at Doomben on Saturday:
- The Listed Keith Noud Handicap has been rescheduled to be run at Ipswich on Wednesday 22 November.
- The remainder of the races that were lost have been abandoned, but RQ is currently giving consideration to alternative programing opportunities within the next week.
Werther Wins Gr2 Jockey Club CupMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -1. Werther (1)J: Tommy BerryT: J MooreW: 58 kgsS: TavistockD: Bagalollies 0.3L3. Time Warp (6)J: J MoreiraT: A S CruzW: 56 kgsS: ArchipenkoD: Here To Eternity 1.6L5. Nassa (8)J: C SchofieldT: A T MillardW: 56 kgsS: DynastyD: Cosima Liszt 2.0L4. Gold Mount (3)J: Z PurtonT: A S CruzW: 56 kgsS: Excellent ArtD: Dolcetto
At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Cambridge Stud's dual Gr1-winning stallion Tavistock (Montjeu-Upstage, by Quest For Fame) added a Group race success when 6YO New Zealand-bred gelding Werther (Tavistock-Bagalollies, by Zabeel) returned to the winner’s circle with a workman-like victory in the HK$4 million Gr2 Jockey Club Cup (2000m), defeating Time Warp & Nassa. Werther, the 2016 Hong Kong Horse of the Year, advanced his record to 10 wins (including the Gr1 Champions & Chater Cup, Gr1 Hong Kong Gold Cup, Gr1 Hong Kong Derby & Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup) and 10 placings (including the Gr1 South Australian Derby & Gr1 Queensland Derby) from 26 starts for $8,181,853 in earnings.
Mr Stunning Wins Gr2 Jockey Club SprintMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -2. Mr Stunning (10)J: N RawillerT: J J SizeW: 56 kgsS: Exceed And ExcelD: With Fervour 1.5L6. Amazing Kids (3)J: B PrebbleT: J J SizeW: 56 kgsS: FalkirkD: Cadence 1.6L9. D B Pin (5)J: O DoleuzeT: J J SizeW: 56 kgsS: Darci BrahmaD: Pins 'n' Needles 3.0L5. Peniaphobia (8)J: M ChadwickT: A S CruzW: 56 kgsS: Dandy ManD: Umlani
At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Darley's former Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a Group race success when 5YO Australian-bred gelding Mr Stunning (Exceed And Excel-With Fervour, by Dayjur) lived up to his name when unleashing a brilliant sprint to win the HK$4 million Gr2 Jockey Club Sprint (1200m), defeating Amazing Kids & D B Pin. Purchased by Magnus Equine for $250,000 from the 2014 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Lyndhurst Stud, Mr Stunning improved his record to 9 wins (including the Gr2 Premier Bowl & Gr2 HKJC Sprint Cup) and 3 placings (including the HKJC Chairman’s Sprint Prize) from 15 starts for HK$16,478,600 in earnings.
Seasons Bloom Wins Gr2 Jockey Club MileMonday, 20th November 2017
Mrgn. Runners -6. Seasons Bloom (9)J: J MoreiraT: C S ShumW: 56 kgsS: Captain SonadorD: Pyramisa's Lass 0.5L2. Helene Paragon (5)J: Tommy BerryT: J MooreW: 58 kgsS: PolanD: High Zaff 0.8L4. Beauty Generation (2)J: K C LeungT: J MooreW: 56 kgsS: Road To RockD: Stylish Bel 1.3L1. Beauty Only (8)J: Z PurtonT: A S CruzW: 58 kgsS: Holy Roman EmperorD: Goldendale
At Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong, Raheen Stud's deceased Gr1 Epsom Handicap winning stallion Captain Sonador (Shamardal-Pushing Daisies, by Kenny's Best Pal) added a Group race success when 5YO Australian-bred gelding Seasons Bloom (Captain Sonador-Pyramisa’s Lass, by Not A Single Doubt) overcame a wide run to finish full of running in the HK$4 million Gr2 Jockey Club Mile (1600m), defeating Helene Paragon & Beauty Generation. Purchased for $26,000 by Ampulla Lodge at the 2013 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, Seasons Bloom improved his record to 6 wins and 3 placings (including the Gr3 HKJC Celebration Cup, Listed Hong Kong Classic Cup & Listed Hong Kong Classic Mile) from 14 starts for $2,017,715 in earnings.
Barney Roy Retires to Dalham Hall StudMonday, 20th November 2017Barney Roy, who broke the course record when wining the Gr1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot this year, has been retired to stand at Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud at Newmarket. His fee has been set at £10,000. Special Live Foal and lifetime breeding rights are available. Trained by Richard Hannon, Barney Roy (Excelebration-Alina, by Galileo) proved himself a top miler winning the fastest St James’s Palace ever, breaking the course record by almost two seconds at Royal Ascot. Among the top performers he defeated that day were this year’s Gr1 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill, Gr1 Prix Jean Prat victor Thunder Snow, and Gr1 Racing Post Trophy winner Rivet. He retires with 3 wins from 7 starts and £587,736 in earnings. He was also placed at Gr1 level on three occasions, in the 2,000 Guineas, Eclipse Stakes and International Stakes at York. Barney Roy earned a Timeform rating of 126, the equal of Churchill and the same mark achieved by his outstanding grandsire Exceed And Excel. Barney Roy is bred on the reverse cross of successful stallions Frankel and Teofilo, being out of a Galileo mare and from the Danehill sire line. Evergreen sprinter Gordon Lord Byron features among his close family, and he descends from Broodmare of the Year Too Bald, dam among others of high class American stallion Capote.