Monday, 21 May 2012
: Bernardini; Lonhro; Dehere; Danehill Dancer; San Luis; Choisir; St Petersburg; Dubawi; Husson; Jet Spur
Photo by Racing and Sports
* HIGH class shuttle sire Bernardini added his third Australian winner at Randwick on Sunday a day after his three-year-old daughter Via Villaggio won the G3 Railbird Stakes at Hollywood Park in California to become the 10th Graded winner for the son of A.P. Indy.
His Randwick winner Calamba
is a classically-bred two-year-old from Sadler's Girl, a three-quarter sister to Irish 2000 Guineas and Breeders' Cup Mile winner Barathea.
With his oldest Australian offspring two-year-olds Bernardini is also the sire of G2 placed Meidung and the city winners Boban and Toydini
In the US Bernardini has made the best start at stud by an American sire since 1973, siring four G1 winners to date and an incredible eight G1 horses among his 10 Graded stakes winners including Stay Thirsty and To Honor And Serve.
Calamba was a $150,000 purchase for Gooree Stud from the Widden draft at the 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Calamba's trainer Anthony Cummings purchased the current yearling from Sadler's Girl, a filly by Sebring, for $90,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale in April.
* EXCITING three-year-old Mental
became the 33rd individual stakes winner and 17th Group winner for champion sire Lonhro with a classy win in the G3 Fred Best Classic at Doomben on Saturday.
Trained by Peter Snowden, Mental posted an outstanding win over older horses at Hawkesbury on May 5 and is now firmly on target for a start in the G1 Stradbroke Handicap on June 9 after posting his fifth win from eight starts.
He is the first stakes winner out of the Night Shift mare Intrigues, a daughter of the noted producer Shaybisc.
Shaybisc was the dam of 11 winners including three individual stakes winners. They include Sashed (Sir Tristram), dam of the G1 winner Freemason and also the grand-dam of Lonhro's Listed winner Serenissima.
* NEWHAVEN Park Stud's Dehere filly [Invest is on track for an Oaks double after adding the G3 Doomben Roses (2000m) to her blossoming resume on Saturday.
The Clarry Conners-trained three-year-old filly came off her last start G1 SAJC Schweppes Oaks win to beat New Zealand Oaks winner Miss Artistic and last start Gold Coast Bracelet winner Scorpio Queen in a fine trial for the Eagle Farm classic on June 2.
Bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds Invest (Dehere x Unearthly by Zabeel) was purchased for $450,000 from the draft of Coolmore
Stud by Adrian Nicoll of BBA Ireland on behalf of Newhaven Park at the 2010 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Her record now stands at three wins and five placings from 14 starts, with $440,000 in prizemoney.
Her dam Uneartly won the G1 Flight Stakes and is the dam of two winners from two runners to date.
Photo by Racing and Sports
* TOUGH mare Dame Claire
became Danehill Dancer's 135th stakes winner when she won the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
The 4YO Dame Claire (Danehill Dancer x Lovely Actress, by Kaldoun) recorded her first Black Type win in the 3200m event.
Dame Claire was a $30,000 purchase for her trainer from the Monovale Farm draft at the 2009 NZB Premier Yearling Sale and has won five of 24 starts and more than $190,000 in prizemoney.
Her trainer Pat Carey has enjoyed excellent success with fillies by Danehill Dancer. His first GI winner was Danehill Dancer's VRC Oaks winner Arapaho Miss in 2007.
Dame Claire is one of three winners from French-bred Lovely Actress (Kaldoun), a half sister to GI winner Cape Verdi from the family of multiple GI winners Aquarelliste and Artiste Royal.
Danehill Dancer now resides permanently in Ireland and will be 20 next year.
* CLASSY mare Wealth Princess
highlighted the early loss of her sire San Luis when she won Saturday's G3 Glenlogan Park Stakes at Doomben.
Wealth Princess, a three time stakes winner, is the only progeny by San Luis to have raced in Australia this season.
The son of Flying Spur has left only 77 runners to date since his untimely death in 2007.
Wealth Princess (San Luis x Wealth Star, by Senor Pete) came back from an enforced two year break to finish second in the Listed Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool before trainer Darren Weir took the former Kiwi mare to Brisbane for Saturday's $150,000 event.
* TALENTED Choisir
filly Diamond Earth
proved she is one of the bargain youngsters of the season when she added to her series of lucrative wins at Scone on Saturday.
The speedster won her third race from seven starts in the $140,000 Arrowfield 2YO Fillies event, taking her earnings to more than $483,000 a great return on the $60,she cost her trainer Anthony Cummings from the Golden Grove draft at the 2011 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
The bulk of her earnings have come from lucrative wins in the Inglis Banner and Inglis Nursery with their attached valuable bonuses.
She is a half-sister to the smart winner Halle Rocks, being the second foal of the stakes-placed Strategic mare Face Of The Earth, a half-sister to G3 winner and G1 Caulfield Guineas runner-up Face Value.
The current yearling from Face Of The Earth, a filly by Danehill Dancer, was sold at the January Magic Millions for $310,000 to Gai Waterhouse/James Harron Bloodstock. She has a current weanling colt by Duke Of Marmalade
| Photo by Racing and Sports |
* PROMISING gelding Solzhenitsyn
became the fifth individual stakes winner for his sire St. Petersburg (Nureyev) with his win in the G3 Lord Mayor's Cup at Doomben on Saturday.
Solzhenitsyn (St Petersburg x Tri Victory, by Victory Dance) posted his first stakes win at his 20th start.
* DUBAWI gelding Tiger Tees
recorded his eighth win in 11 career starts with a fighting win at his fiorst Brisbane start at Doomben on Saturday.
The gelding is out of the winning Gold Brose mare Parfore and has been placed second in his other three start for earnings totaling $312,250.
Parfore is the dam of six winners from six runners including the Singapore Group winner Super Easy (Darci Brahma) and multiple stakes winner Our Lukas (Generous).
Tiger Tee's second dam Classy Twiggy (Twig Moss) is the dam of Nishaani (Gold Brose), the dam of G1 winner Il Quello Veloce (Captain Rio) and current two-year-old stakes winner Donna Cattiva (Captain Rio).
Dubawi added to his excellent season in Europe when Aljamaaher won the Listed King Charles II Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, being the sire's tenth individual stakes winner this year.
Dubawi previously shuttled to Australia and is currently standing at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket.
* MELBOURNE filly Affable
became Husson's fourth stakes winner and second from his first Australian crop when she won the Listed Gibson Carmichael Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
An Argentinian-bred son of Hussonet, Husson's two Australian stakes winners are out of mares by Redoute's Choice.
Affable ( Husson x Lady Gracious, by Redoute's Choice) has now won two of her five starts and joins Gimcrack Stakes winner Hussousa as his second black type winner in Australia.
She is out of the winning Redoute's Choice mare Lady Gracious, a half sister to the dual G1 winner Turffontein (Johannesburg).
* QUEENSLAND's reigning 2YO champion sire Jet Spur sired three winners on the Gold Coast program on Saturday from runners in only four races.
They included wins in both juvenile races, starting with the Liam Birchley trained filly Shamrock Slipper whilst also providing the third placegetter with the debutant Strutter.
The following 2YO race saw Jet Spur again provide both the first and third placegetters when the Matt Dunn-trained debutant colt Qfighter won by an impressive margin.
Jet Spur struck again with the 4YO gelding Aessex successful over 1800m.
Jet Spur's rush of winners on Saturday followed wins by his 3YO fillies Castle Hill at Toowoomba and Any Destination in South Australia in recent days.