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Vegas Showgirl In Foal To Deep Impact

Champion mare Winx really had the timing right to record her 28th successive win in the G1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Vegas Showgirl In Foal To Deep Impact

Champion mare Winx really had the timing right when she recorded her 28th successive win in the G1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Winx wins the Turnbull Stakes
Winx wins the Turnbull Stakes Picture:Racing and Sports

The win came after her dam Vegas Showgirl was confirmed to be in foal at the 15-day stage to Japan’s champion sire Deep Impact at Paca Paca Farm on the northern island of Hokkaido.

There had been concerns that Vegas Showgirl Horseform, sent to Japan in August to be served by Deep Impact, could have been affected by the recent Hokkaido earthquake but the news was all good for the John Camilleri-owned daughter of Al Akbar.


Vegas Showgirl Horseform travelled to Japan with two other mares owned by Camalleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds, A Time of Julia (Redoute's Choice) and Peron Horseform (Husson) with all three served to southern hemisphere time by Deep Impact at the Shadai Stallion Station.

Vegas Showgirl missed to Exceed And Excel last year, opening the opportunity for her to be sent overseas for the Deep Impact mating.

She is scheduled to return to Australia next month with A Time For Julia and Peron.

Vegas Showgirl and A Time for Julia were covered by Deep Impact without a hiccup but the massive September earthquake that claimed 41 lives hit on the day Peron was scheduled to be served.

Peron was subsequently covered on a later date.

Camilleri had sent another of his mares Unassailed (Fastnet Rock) to Japan to be covered by Deep Impact last year and she recently delivered a filly foal.

A pair of Deep Impact yearlings were offered at the Sydney Easter Sale this year and each made more than $1 million.

Camilleri will retain any Deep Impact fillies produced by Vegas Showgirl or his other mares but will sell any colts that result from their visit to Japan.

Vegas Showgirl was a dual stakes winner and to date is the dam of seven foals that include the G3 winner El Divino (Snitzel) and the unraced $2.3 million yearling Boulder City (Snitzel), who is standing his first season at stud in Victoria in 2018.

Vegas Showgirl is a half-sister to the G3-placed Black Magic Maggie (Westminster) out of Vegas Magic (Voodoo Rhythm).

Camilleri has a two-year-old Snitzel filly from Vegas Showgirl named Courchevel in training with Ciaron Maher and David Eustace at Caulfield and a yearling filly from the mare by Exceed And Excel.

Winx attracted a crowd of 22,000 to Flemington on Saturday where her stunning performance to win her 21st Group One race brought them to their feet.

The daughter of Street Cry and Vegas Showgirl was bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds and was sold on their behalf by Coolmore Stud at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for $230,000.

Her prizemoney is now close to $20 million from her 32 wins and three seconds in 38 starts.

Racing And Sports




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R5 FLEMINGTON 6 October 2018
Turnbull Stakes 4U , 2000m
Race Synopsis: Winx's winning streak looked in danger but the champion staged yet another amazing performance in claiming victory, her 28th successive win and her 21st at Group 1 level. She settled back second last place in the ten-horse field and was conceding the leaders about ten lengths at the 600m. Hugh Bowman managed to ease her into clear running coming to the 200m and she then finished brilliantly, hit the front at the 50m and went on to score by a length, clocking a sensational 32.21 for her final 600m. Last season's Queensland Oaks (Gr 1, 2200m) winner Youngstar, settled in fifth place, one off the rails, moved up well from the 300m and fought on very well for second in an excellent pointer to the Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) at her third run this preparation. Kings Will Dream raced back in fourth place on the rails, got through on the inner on straightening, hit the front at the 200m and then battled on really well for third in another good lead-up to the Caulfield Cup. Ventura Storm raced in seventh place on the rails, got through to a handy fourth at the 300m and kept battling on nicely to hold that position, beaten 1.9 lengths in a very sound run at his third run back. Trap For Fools went to the front as usual, set quite a reasonable pace, was only overtaken at the 200m to finish (2 lengths) fifth in another very honest performance.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
2. WINX (AUS)
7yo Mare
CHRIS WALLER
HUGH BOWMAN
57.0
$1.10
 
STREET CRY (IRE) - VEGAS SHOWGIRL (NZ)
Magic Bloodstock Racing (Mgr: P G Tighe), R G Treweeke & Mrs D N Kepitis
Jan 13, 2013 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Jerry's Plains, $230000, Magic Bloodstock, QLD
 
2nd  
10. YOUNGSTAR (AUS)
4yo Mare
CHRIS WALLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
54.5
$41.00
 
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - STARSPANGLED (IRE)
Unifaith Bloodstock (Mgr: A J Koolman), Archer Racing (Mgr: A A Inglis), Mrs C J Inglis, Mrs J Minahan, G Minahan, R Atra, Mrs C M A Atra, P C Shadbolt, Mrs K J Shadbolt, J K Sheather & Mrs K P Sheather
3rd  
4. KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)
4yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
CRAIG WILLIAMS
56.5
$13.00
 
CASAMENTO (IRE) - ROAD HARBOUR (USA)
 K W D (Mgr: B Spicer), B F Sokolski, G Mitchell, G J Johnson, M D Boyd, M Chan, Bully's Boys (Mgr: T Bull), T J Harty, M W Latcham, Mrs J Doolan, Mrs V M Moors, B M Spencer, M A Adams, C M George, K J Matthews, B Cobanoglu, Dr R P Williams, T M Forrester, A Kheir & Mrs M Sokolski
4th  8. VENTURA STORM (IRE)
5yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
LUKE NOLEN
54.5
$67.00
5th  7. TRAP FOR FOOLS (AUS)
5yo Gelding
JARROD MCLEAN
BEN ALLEN
55.0
$101.00
6th  6. DIVINE UNICORN (GB)
4yo Gelding
MATTHEW DUNN
BRENTON AVDULLA
55.5
$151.00
7th  5. JON SNOW (NZ)
5yo H
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
STEPHEN BASTER
55.5
$41.00
8th  9. TALLY (AUS)
6yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
DAMIAN LANE
54.5
$101.00
9th  3. MIGHTY BOSS (AUS)
4yo H
MICK PRICE
MICHAEL WALKER
56.5
$101.00
10th  1. GRUNT (NZ)
4yo H
MICK PRICE
MARK ZAHRA
58.0
$21.00

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