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Karaka Graduate Wins Golden Horsehoe

Unbeaten Karaka graduate Be Bee delivered a blockbuster performance in the Listed Golden Horseshoe at Kranji on July 7.
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Karaka Graduate Wins Golden Horsehoe

Unbeaten Karaka graduate Be Bee delivered a blockbuster performance in the Listed Golden Horseshoe at Kranji on July 7.

Be Bee
Be Bee Picture:Singapore Turf Club

The son of Showcasing and My Other Woman, bought for $NZ250,000 at the 2016 Karaka Ready to Run Sale before joining trainer Shane Baertschiger’s stable, was thrown in at the deep end in the two-year-old feature after making a winning debut just 10 days earlier.

But Be Bee handled the quick turnaround and the big step up in class in superb style, rushing home from a midfield position with John Powell in the saddle to score a clear-cut win by a length and three-quarters.


“Thanks to Jerry Sung who has paid a lot of money for this horse,” Baertschiger said. “It’s not easy to back up 10 days later and it was only his second start.

“He will now go for the Juvenile Championship in three weeks’ time.”

It was the second year in a row that a Karaka graduate has won the Golden Horseshoe. The Festival Sale graduate Lim’s Racer (Red Giant) won it in 2016.

Be Bee was bred by Marie Leicester, who has also hit headlines this season as the breeder of Karaka Million and Group 1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes heroine Melody Belle (Commands).

He was offered by Haunui Farm at the 2016 Select Sale, where Glen Harvey Bloodstock bought him for $220,000. He returned later that year in Ascot Farm’s draft for the Ready to Run Sale, where Baertschiger secured him for $250,000.

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