Palentino Caps A Fine Week For Teofilo
Crack four-year-old Palentino capped a massive week in Australia for shuttle sire Teofilo when he won the G2 Blameyy Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
A G1-winning son of Teofilo, Palentino added to his superb record at Flemington and is now on track for the G1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick on April 1.
Teofilo has had an outstanding week, siring three major Group winners.
Last weekend Monday his impressive staying prospect Humidor won the G1 Australian Cup at Flemington before his giant son Happy Clapper staked his claim for the Doncaster with an impressive win in Friday’s G3 Newcastle Newmarket at Broadmeadow.
Palentino is one of 32 Group winners among 62 individual stakes winners by Teofilo, others including Kermadec, Special Fighter and Quest For More.
Bred by Jenny Watson of Macleay Thoroughbred Stud, Palentino was purchased for the top price of $85,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale by trainer Darren Weir.
He is out of the Palace Music mare Palatine Hill who is from the family of stakes winners Sublimity and Rather Grand.
Palentino has now earned over $1.2 million and is destined to be a popular stallion when he starts a breeding career for part-owners Sun Stud.
Happy Clapper’s win at Newcastle was his second in Group company.
Happy Clapper is out of the race-winning Encosta De Lago mare Busking, a daughter of stakes producer Winifred’s Prayer who is the dam of dual stakes winner Thankgodyou’rehere.
* Champion mare Winx has the Australasian prizemoney record in her sights after she smashed through the $10 million barrier with a runaway win in the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
The incredible seven and a quarter lengths victory was the 16th straight win for Winx , the 20th of her career and her 11th at Group One level.
She is now in third place behind Black Caviar and Sunline with earnings of $10,438,925 on the list of Australia’s greatest stakeswinners and will challenge for top spot when she contests the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 8.
Winx (Street Cry x Vegas Showgirl by Al Akbar) was bred by the Camilleri family of Fairway Thoroughbreds and sold through the draft of Coolmore Stud at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for $230,000.
She was purchased by Peter Tighe's Magic Bloodstock. Tighe races her in partnership with Richard Treweeke and Debbie Kepitis.
|R5 FLEMINGTON||18 March 2017|
|Incognitus Blamey Stakes 3U , 1600m|
Age & Sex
|2. PALENTINO (AUS)|
|TEOFILO (IRE) - PALATINE HILL (AUS)|
|Boom Rat Racing, Bool Derby Boys, J Cox, Dadoco Racing, Sunday Knight, Don't Tell Her, M Johnston, S Everett, P Bourk, T Ginnane, G White, Mrs J Collins, M Atchison, J Whiteman, G McNulty, Mrs M McKenzie, Sun Bloodstock & Sun Kingdom|
|6. TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)|
|DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - ADMIRE KIRAMEKI (JPN)|
|Australian Bloodstock No 2, Doonaree Racing, Power Thoroughbreds, Get The Dukes Out Racing, Australian Bloodstock, T Shimakawa, K Yoshida, A Kheir, J Bromley, A Brogan, J Stumer, G Barnett, Mrs M Barnett, J Hunter, C Renshaw, T Ginnane, M Johnston & L McKenzie|
|7. HARLEM (GB)|
|D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG|
|CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB) - CASUAL (GB)|
|D A Hayes, M B Lee, Blacktype Racing Syndicate (Mgr: J M Andrews), A J Haberfield, W B Keighran, D J Livingston, V McDonald, M R White, C J Atkins, J Grose, R J Row & Ms M W Ng|
|4th||5. REAL LOVE (AUS)|
|5th||4. SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)|
|6th||3. HE OR SHE (AUS)|
|D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG|
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