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1st Winner For Aust Freshman Sire Oratorio
Western Australia's Mungrup Stud-based 7YO 1st-crop sire Oratorio (Stravinsky-Express A Smile, by Success Express) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO filly Gold Rocks (Oratorio-Alozie, by Luskin Star) led all-the-way to score by 3.75-lengths over 1000m at Belmont Park in Perth for trainer Peter Giadresco. Australian-bred Oratorio (not the Coolmore shuttler of the same name) retired to stud with 4 wins (including the Gr3 Hayes Stakes, Listed St Albans Stakes & Listed Tommy Smith Slipper) & 4 placings (including the Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr3 McNeil Stakes & Listed Debutant Stakes) from 11 starts for $511,550 earnings; he is standing the current season at Narrikup-based Mungrup for $6,050.