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River Lad Wins Healy Stakes

Monday, 25th June 2012

Craiglea Stud's 12-year-old stallion Top Echelon (Umatilla-Advisory, by Kingston Rule) recorded his 1st stakes-winner when 4YO gelding River Lad (River Lad (Top Echelon-Ikeymo, by Canny Lad) made it 3 wins from his last 4 starts with victory by a long-neck in the $175,000 Gr3 W.J.Healy Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm. River Lad (ridden by Timothy Bell for trainer Natalie McCall) defeated fellow 4YO gelding Excellantes (Falvelon-Cantantes, by Just Awesome) & 6YO gelding Griffon (Flying Spur-Jeune Girl, by Jeune). River Lad (passed-in for $4,000 at the 2009 Queensland Capricorn Sale) took his record to 8 wins & 5 placings from 21 starts for $360,500 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at Arion Pedigrees.)

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