Monday, 16 July 2012
: Irish Dream, sold three times since she was a weanling, boosted her stud value with her win in the Listed Winter Stakes at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
| Irish Dream (inside)|
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A $22,000 weanling purchase by Two Mile Lodge, the Makybe-bred mare was reoffered as a yearling when she was secured for $57,500 by Queensland's Hoss Heinrich.
On her third sale appearance, she was purchased for $150,000 by current owners Segenhoe Stud at the 2011 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.
Segenhoe sent her to Randwick trainer Ron Quinton with he express aim of winning a black type race to enhance her stud value.
“That was the ultimate goal and she's a valuable mare now,” Quinton said.
Breeding plans for the rising six-year-old could be put on hold until later in the year according to Segenhoe racing manager Bill Mitchell.
“We'll more than likely head her towards the Toy Show Quality next month and then reassess after that,” Mitchell said.
“There would still be plenty of time to send her to stud after the Toy Show if we decided to go that way.”Irish Dream
was having her fourth start for Quinton after winning three races last year under the care of Peter Moody.
Irish Dream has won six of her 29 career starts and been placed a further eight times with earnings totaling $231,475.
She is one of two winners from the Irish River mare Queen Emma, a winner of two races in France.
Queen Emma is from Loure (Lyphard) and is a half sister to the stakes winner Entice (Selkirk) while Irish Dream's third dam Allicance (Alleged) is a half sister to Blushing Groom.
Allicance produced eight winners including the stakes winners Royal Kingdom (Fairy King), Matador (Nureyev), Beaute Dangereuse (Nureyev) and Chancey Squaw (Chief's Crown), dam of the multiple G1 winner and sire Agnes Digital (Crafty Prospector).
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