Go Racing has acquired two precocious Australian yearlings at the Gold Coast sale.
Says Racing Manager Albert Bosma, “It was the last yearling sale of the year so there was a massive range to inspect. Colts were in huge demand and selling for overs. The flip side was the fillies became very good buying indeed.”
“Australian studs are renowned for breeding fast horses who are ready to run early. We went there looking for our next Ruud Awakening and we’ve managed to buy two very promising fillies.”
Both horses have interesting breeding which New Zealanders may not immediately recognise.
The first filly is by the now deceased Beneteau, a son of Redoubte’s Choice. She was from Beneteau’s first crop and, as he only left two crops, there is limited opportunity to buy his progeny. His dam, Slice of Paradise, is full sister to champion Alinghi who won four Group 1 races.
Jokes Albert, “Usually when a sire has limited crops and dies, horses turn out to be exceptional. We are certainly hoping that is the case here!”
The filly, out of the winning mare Time to Move has had one foal to the races, called Make your Move, who is already stakes placed, won three races to date and almost $100,000. Time to Move is also a half-sister to With a Chance who is a stakes winner of 18 races and over half a million dollars.
Ten per cent shares are $8,750 +GST and include all costs until October. 5% shares are also available.
She will be trained by Stephen Marsh in Cambridge.
The second horse also has an international pedigree. She is by the 2010 champion American first season sire Congrats and this is his first Australian crop.
“Congrats is by AP Indy who is also the sire of Bernadini (Ruud Awakening’s sire) so we have confidence in this proven sire line,” says Albert, “He’s left 15 stakes winners already and has the unbelievable statistics of 75% winner to runner ratio which is almost unheard of.”
The filly’s dam, the multiple winner Miss Midas, is by champion sire Flying Spur and is a half -sister to Innovation Girl who won seven stakes races and just on $1 million in Australia.
Trainer Lisa Latta says, “She’s very well bred, an early foal (26 August) and very mature and powerful so she should get the races pretty quickly.”
Ten per cent share are $6,500 +GST covering all costs until October. 5% shares are also available.