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Special Day For Curraghmore

Fastnet Rock mare Unforgotten capped a special day for New Zealand’s Curraghmore Stud when she won the G2 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick on September 1.

Special Day For Curraghmore

Fastnet Rock mare Unforgotten capped a special day for New Zealand’s Curraghmore Stud when she won the G2 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick on September 1.

Unforgotten
Unforgotten Picture:Racing and Sports

Curraghmore celebrated a second stakes winner in Australia on the day when Theanswermyfriend (High Chaparral) won the Listed Penny Edition Stakes at Morphettville.

Australian-bred Unforgotten Horseform (Fastnet Rock x Memories Of You by Galileo) was $NZ360,000 purchase at the 2016 NZ Bloodstock National Yearling Sale by Chris Waller Racing from the Curraghmore draft.


The Fastnet Rock/Galileo cross has produced 50 winners from 62 runners (81%), with 16 stakes winners (26%) including seven G1 winners (11%).

Bred at Coolmore Australia, Unforgotten was purchased by leading agent Guy Mulcaster for $NZ360,000 as a yearling on behalf of trainer Chris Waller and a syndicate that includes Francis and Christine Cook and Bruce Mathieson, a group that raced four-time G1 winner Preferment.

“We’ve been buying for the same core group for the past six or so years,” Mulcaster said. “We usually purchase around four to six yearlings for them annually.”

“We were attracted by the Fastnet Rock/Galileo cross. There were three with that cross in the sale and she was the least expensive of the three.”

Unforgotten, a G1 winner of the ATC Oaks in April, has won six of her 11 starts for prize money of $1,240,770.

She is one of three winners out of Memories Of You, a half-sister to G1 winner Matiara (Bering), G2 winners Pyrus (Mr Prospector) and Marathon (Diesis) and Listed winner Precious Ring (Bering).

Memories Of You is also the dam of the Listed-placed Special Memories.

Unforgotten’s second dam is the Listed winner Most Precious (Nureyev), dam of the G1 French 1000 Guineas winner Matiara (Bering), from the European Listed winner Miss Summer (Luthier).

Memories Of You has a yearling colt by No Nay Never and is due to foal to Air Force Blue this month with plans to have her covered by Fastnet Rock again this year.

Theanswermyfriend Horseform (High Chaparral x Blowin In The Wind) cost $NZ70,000 at the 2015 NZB Premier Sale at Karaka and took his earnings to almost $500,000 with his victory in Saturday’s Listed Penny Edition Stakes at Morphettville.

From the family of the G1 Irish Oaks winner Moonstone (Dalakhani), Theanswermyfriend has now won three of his five starts for trainer Darren Weir.

Theanswermyfriend has had 23 starts for seven wins and seven placings and $498,525 prize-money. The Penny Edition was his second stakes win, having previously captured the Listed Sofitel at Flemington.

Theanswermyfriend is part-owned by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.

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R7 RANDWICK 1 September 2018
Chelmsford Stakes 3U , 1600m
Race Synopsis: Unforgotten, who was having her second start since winning the ATC Australian Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m) in April, staged a very smart effort in winning here. She settled back in tenth place, on the rails, improved (between runners) on straightening, but was then held up for clear running until Hugh Bowman found a gap at the 200m. She then dashed to the front shortly afterwards and went on to win quite impressively, looking set for a big spring campaign. Ace High began well from his outside barrier (15) and crossed to settle in sixth place, one off the rails. He was under riding nearing the home turn, lifted from the 200m and then ran on well to gain second in a photo in a promising effort at his second run back. Libran, having his second start this preparation, was last to the 600m before improving (deep) on straightening. He then finished strongly and impressed with his late-closing third. Despite his age (8YO), he seems to have returned in perhaps the best form of his career. Sedanzer settled back in 12th place, commenced a wide move on turning for home and ran on well for (1.5 lengths) fourth in a promising first-up effort.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
15. UNFORGOTTEN (AUS)
4yo Mare
CHRIS WALLER
HUGH BOWMAN
56.5
$3.75
 
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - MEMORIES OF YOU (IRE)
Magic Bloodstock Racing (Mgr: P G Tighe), C J Waller, F W Cook, Mrs C M Cook, N A Greenhalgh, Mrs M T Greenhalgh, R Shrimpton, Mrs C Shrimpton, I Bruce, R Smith, P Y W Ng, K H Warriner, J T C Lake & B L Mathieson
2nd  
12. ACE HIGH (AUS)
4yo H
DAVID PAYNE
TYE ANGLAND
58.5
$21.00
 
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - COME SUNDAY (AUS)
Summertime Thoroughbreds (Mgr: J Cordina)
Jan 16, 2016 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Wellington NSW, $130000, PAYNE RACING, new south wales
 
3rd  
6. LIBRAN (IRE)
7yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
MICHAEL WALKER
59.0
$41.00
 
LAWMAN (FR) - TRUE CRYSTAL (IRE)
 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Australia Ltd (Mgr: Hon H M Herbert)
4th  14. SEDANZER (AUS)
5yo Mare
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
TIM CLARK
57.0
$9.00
5th  7. PRIZED ICON (AUS)
5yo H
KRIS LEES
TOMMY BERRY
59.0
$8.00
6th  5. RELIGIFY (AUS)
8yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
JAY FORD
59.0
$26.00
7th  1. IT'S SOMEWHAT (USA)
7yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
COREY BROWN
59.0
$26.00
8th  4. ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE)
6yo Rig
CHRIS WALLER
JAMES MCDONALD
59.0
$21.00
9th  9. RED EXCITEMENT (AUS)
9yo Gelding
GERALD RYAN
JAMES P INNES
59.0
$31.00
10th  3. CLASSIC UNIFORM (AUS)
6yo Gelding
GARY MOORE
JEAN VAN OVERMEIRE
59.0
$101.00
11th  8. ALLERGIC (AUS)
7yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
MS RACHEL KING
59.0
$151.00
12th  11. SATONO RASEN (JPN)
6yo H
CHRIS WALLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
59.0
$21.00
13th  10. CABEZA DE VACA (AUS)
7yo Gelding
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
JOSH PARR
59.0
$6.50
14th  2. MR MOONLIGHT MAGIC (GB)
5yo H
JAMES CUMMINGS
CHRISTIAN REITH
59.0
$11.00
15th  13. SINGLE GAZE (AUS)
6yo Mare
CHRIS WALLER
KATHY O'HARA
57.0
$7.00

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