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2018 Sunlight

Zoustar-Solar Charged
2nd Fullazaboot, 3rd Outback Barbie
Margins: 2 lengths x 0.3 length
Time: 1 minute 9.17 seconds
Cost: $300,000 at 2017 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Widden Stud
Buyer: Aquis Farm/McEvoy Mitchell Racing/Blue Sky Bloodstock
Trainer: Tony McEvoy
Jockey: Luke Currie

2017 Houtzen

I Am Invincible-Set to Unleash
2nd Chauffeur, 3rd Madeenaty
Margins: 0.5 length x 2.3 lengths
Time: 1 minute 9.49 seconds
Cost: $105,000 at 2016 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Yarraman Park Stud
Buyer: Edmonds Racing
Trainer: Toby Edmonds
Jockey: Jeff Lloyd
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2016 Capitalist

Written Tycoon-Kitalpha
2nd Nikitas, 3rd Candika
Margins: 2.5 lengths x 0.5 length
Time: 1 minute 9.29 seconds
Cost: $165,000 at 2015 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Daandine Stud
Buyer: James Harron B’stock/Snowden Racing
Trainer: Peter & Paul Snowden
Jockey: Blake Shinn

2015 Le Chef

Exceed and Excel-Red for Lou
2nd Pepperano, 3rd Single Gaze
Margins: 0.8 lengths x 0.8 lengths
Time: 1 minute 10.77 seconds
Cost: $120,000 at 2014 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Widden Stud (As Agent)
Buyer: Lenore Saunders
Trainer: Darryl Hansen
Jockey: Luke Tarrant
2014 Unencumbered

2014 Unencumbered

Testa Rossa-Blizzardly
2nd Oakleigh Girl, 3rd Ruby Soho
Margins: 0.8 len x 2.3 lens
Time: 1 minute 9.6 seconds
Cost: $70,000 at 2013 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Newhaven Park
Buyer: Bjorn Baker
Trainer: Bjorn Baker
Jockey: Nathan Berry
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2013 Real Surreal

Real Saga-Stolen Beauty, 2nd Sweet Idea, 3rd Missy Longstocking
Margins: Head x 1.3 lengths
Time: 1 minute 9.98 seconds
Cost: $70,000 at 2012 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Robyn Wise (As Agent)
Buyer: $75,000
Trainer: Kelso Wood
Jockey: Michael Cahill
2012 Driefontein

2012 Driefontein

Fastnet Rock-Follow Gold
2nd No Looking Back, 3rd Alezan Thunder. Protest 2 v 1 upheld.
Margins: Neck x 1 length
Time: 1 minute 9.49 seconds
Cost: $75,000 at 2011 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Widden Stud (As Agent)
Buyer: Star Thoroughbreds
Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
Jockey: Tommy Berry
2011 Karuta Queen

2011 Karuta Queen

Not a Single Doubt-Card Queen
2nd Combat Kitty, 3rd Schiffer
Margins: 2.8 lengths x Short head
Time: 1 minute 11 seconds
Cost: $30,000 at 2010 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Turangga Farm (As Agent)
Buyer: Glenn Williams
Trainer: Neville Layt
Jockey: Tommy Berry
2010 Military Rose

2010 Military Rose

General Nediym-Bella Maddalena
2nd Ambers Waltz, 3rd Demanding Miss
Margins: 3.8 lengths x Neck
Time: 1 minute 10.27 seconds
Cost: $155,000 at 2009 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Middlebrook Valley Lodge (As Agent)
Buyer: Heinrich Bloodstock
Trainer: Gillian Heinrich
Jockey: Stathi Katsidis
2009 Phelan Ready

2009 Phelan Ready

More Than Ready-Nancy Eleanor
2nd Paprika, 3rd Motown Lady
Margins: Neck x Long neck
Time: 1 minute 10 seconds
Cost: $150,000 at 2008 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Kitchwin Hills (As Agent)
Buyer: McLachlan Place Racing Stables
Trainer: Bruce & Jason McLachlan
Jockey: Jason Holder
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2008 Augusta Proud

2008 Augusta Proud

More Than Ready-Kadasha
2nd She’s Meaner, 3rd High Roll’n Woman
Margins: Head x 2.3 lengths
Time: 1 minute 9.4 seconds
Cost: P$47,500 at 2007 Adelaide Yearling Sale
Vendor: Mill Park Stud (As Agent)
Buyer: R$50,000
Trainer: Leon Macdonald
Jockey: Clare Lindop
2007 Mimi Lebrock

2007 Mimi Lebrock

Show a Heart-God Love It
2nd Husson Lightning, 3rd Royal Asscher
Margins: Short neck x Long neck
Time: 1 minute 9.98 seconds
Cost: $170,000 at 2006 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Glenlogan Park
Buyer: Les Smith
Trainer: Bart Cummings
Jockey: Hugh Bowman
2006 Mirror Mirror

2006 Mirror Mirror

Dehere-Fair Vanity
2nd Churchill Downs, 3rd Reigart
Margins: 1.8 lengths x Long head
Time: 1 minute 9.88 seconds
Cost: $120,000 at 2005 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Rosari Farm
Buyer: Strawberry Hill Stud
Trainer: Clarry Conners
Jockey: Danny Beasley
2005 Bradbury’s Luck

2005 Bradbury’s Luck

Redoute’s Choice-Skating
2nd Emit Time, 3rd Snitzel, Al Samer. Dead heat for 3rd.
Margins: 0.8 length x Long neck
Time: 1 minute 9.45 seconds
Cost: $225,000 at 2004 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Segenhoe Stud
Buyer: Graeme Rogerson
Trainer: Graeme Rogerson
Jockey: Hugh Bowman
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2004 Dance Hero

2004 Dance Hero

Danzero-Gypsy Dancer
2nd Not a Single Doubt, 3rd Marie Madeleine
Margins: 0.8 length x 4.3 lengths
Time: 1 minute 8.75 seconds
Cost: $90,000 at 2003 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Goodwood Farm (As Agent)
Buyer: Gai Waterhouse
Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
Jockey: Chris Munce
2003 Regimental Gal

2003 Regimental Gal

General Nediym-Hallaya
2nd Danbird, How Funny. Dead heat for 2nd.
Margins: Long neck x Dead heat
Time: 1 minute 9.8 seconds
Cost: $16,500 at Gold Coast Premier Yearling Sale
Vendor: Alma Vale Bloodstock (As Agent)
Buyer: Shaun Dwyer
Trainer: Shaun Dwyer
Jockey: Michael Rodd
2002 Lovely Jubly

2002 Lovely Jubly

Lion Hunter-Jaboulet
2nd Chuckle, 3rd Cool Trent
Margins: 1 length x 0.8 length
Time: 1 minute 9.56 seconds
Cost: $36,000 at 2001 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Carnation Lodge
Buyer: David Throsby
Trainer: David Throsby
Jockey: Scott Seamer
2001 Excellerator

2001 Excellerator

2nd Miss Bussell, 3rd Magic Albert
Margins: Long neck x 0.8 length
Time: 1 minute 9.73 seconds
Cost: $50,000 at 2000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Bhima Pty Ltd
Buyer: Gai Waterhouse
Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
Jockey: Chris Munce
2000 Assertive Lad

2000 Assertive Lad

Zeditave-Sommes Sound
2nd Belle Du Jour, 3rd Rapid Man
Margins: 1.3 lengths x 0.5 length
Time: 1 minute 9.36 seconds
Cost: $110,000 at 1999 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Stratheden Stud
Buyer: Gai Waterhouse
Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
Jockey: Shane Dye
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1999 Testa Rossa

1999 Testa Rossa

Perugino-Bo Dapper
2nd Sally Magic, 3rd Shalt Not
Margins: 4.3 lengths x Neck
Time: 1 minute 9.5 seconds
Cost: $45,000 at 1998 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Collingrove Stud (As Agent)
Buyer: Dean Lawson
Trainer: Dean Lawson
Jockey: Eddie Cassar
1998 Catnipped

1998 Catnipped

Rory’s Jester-Final Claus
2nd Spend, 3rd Phorous
Margins: Long neck x 1.5 lengths
Time: 1 minute 9.02 seconds
Cost: $60,000 at 1997 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Rosemount (As Agent)
Buyer: Colin Hayes
Trainer: Peter Hayes
Jockey: Jim Cassidy
1997 General Nediym

1997 General Nediym

Nediym-Military Belle
2nd Special Dane, 3rd My Halo Broke
Margins: 1.5 lengths x Long head
Time: 1 minute 9.03 seconds
Cost: $20,000 at 1996 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Glengarry Stud
Buyer: Tosh Murphy
Trainer: Bill Mitchell
Jockey: Mick Dittman
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1996 Winger Charger

1996 Winger Charger

2nd Our Banker, 3rd La Snippette
Margins: 1 length x 0.8 length
Time: 1 minute 10.19 seconds
Cost: P$17,000 at 1995 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Lomar Park Stud
Buyer: R$20,000
Trainer: Tony Vasil
Jockey: Wayne Harris
1995 Zephyrz

1995 Zephyrz

Zephyr Zip-Cloudway
2nd Gold Ace, 3rd Pottinger
Margins: 2.5 lengths x Nose
Time: 1 minute 9.35 seconds
Cost: $70,000 at 1994 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: TBA
Buyer: Goodwood Bloodstock
Trainer: Max Lees
Jockey: Wayne Harris
1994 Brave Warrior

1994 Brave Warrior

Cossack Warrior-Nothing to Do
2nd St. Covet 3rd Discreet Lady
Margins: Long neck x 2.5 lengths
Time: 1 minute 10.24 seconds
Cost: $22,000 at 1993 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Emirates Park
Buyer: Eric Kirwan
Trainer: Eric Kirwan
Jockey: Neil Williams
1993 Our Fiction

1993 Our Fiction

Zoffany-Fiction Gem
2nd Flying Tycoon, 3rd Tiba Tiba
Margins: Long head x 2.8 lengths
Time: 1 minute 9.5 seconds
Cost: $10,000 at 1993 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: The Park Stud
Buyer: Mt. Tambourine Pastoral Co
Trainer: Bruce McLachlan
Jockey: Brian York
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1992 Clan O’sullivan

1992 Clan O’sullivan

Zoffany-Blazing Bags
2nd Zodiac Miss, 3rd Quick Snip. 1200m edition.
Margins: 5 lengths x 2 lengths
Time: 1 minute 8.46 seconds
Cost: $33,000 at 1991 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Segenhoe Stud
Buyer: Kieran Moore Bloodstock
Trainer: Frank Cleary
Jockey: Grant Cooksley
1991 Bold Promise

1991 Bold Promise

Luskin Star-Game Dame
2nd Musical Chairs, 3rd Dangerous Seam. Fillies edition
Margins: 5.8 lengths x 2.3 lengths
Time: 1 minute 9.51 seconds
Cost: $40,000 at 1990 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: JR Cribb, Jay-R Stud
Buyer: EJ Smith
Trainer: Sterling Smith
Jockey: Mick Dittman
1990 St. Jude

1990 St. Jude

Godswalk-Out of Danger
2nd Trustful, 3rd Quick Score
Margins: Short head x 0.8 length
Time: 1 minute 10.61 seconds
Cost: $25,000 at 1989 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Arrowfield Stud (As Agent)
Buyer: Wilton Bloodstock
Trainer: Bruce McLachlan
Jockey: Brian York
1990 Dancer’s Joy

1990 Dancer’s Joy

Danzatore-Belle Venus
2nd Mahaasin, 3rd Rhythmic Charm. Fillies edition
Margins: 0.8 length x 3 lengths
Time: 1 minute 10.09 seconds
Cost: $80,000 at 1989 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Ra Ora Stud (As Agent)
Buyer: Geoff Murphy
Trainer: Geoff Murphy
Jockey: Jim Cassidy
1989 Sunblazer

1989 Sunblazer

Daybreak Lover-Tianda
2nd Scomasc, 3rd Red Rancher
Margins: 1.5 lengths x 0.5 length
Time: 1 minute 10.43 seconds
Cost: $50,000 at 1988 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Springfields Stud
Buyer: Eric Kirwan
Trainer: Eric Kirwan
Jockey: Chris Munce
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1989 Malibu Magic

1989 Malibu Magic

2nd Tristanagh, 3rd Proudly. Fillies edition
Margins: Half head x 3 lengths
Time: 1 minute 10.15 seconds
Cost: $95,000 at 1998 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Wakefield Stud
Buyer: Bart Cummings
Trainer: Bart Cummings
Jockey: Ken Russell
1988 Sea Cabin

1988 Sea Cabin

Semipalatinsk-Cabin Light
2nd Regal Devotion, 3rd Mean Eyes. Fillies edition
Margins: 0.8 length x 1.8 lengths
Time: 1 minute 14.27 seconds
Cost: $40,000 at 1987 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Eureka Stud
Buyer: Des Burns
Trainer: Des Burns
Jockey: Ken Russell
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1988 Molokai Prince

1988 Molokai Prince

Biscay-Philippine Suite
2nd Prince Regent, 3rd Good Time Dancer
Margins: Head x 0.8 length
Time: 1 minute 11.22 seconds
Cost: $40,000 at 1987 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Gooree Stud
Buyer: Jonnel Assoc
Trainer: Neville Begg
Jockey: Ron Quinton
1987 Snippets

1987 Snippets

Lunchtime-Easy Date
2nd Prince Anton, 3rd Mother Duck
Margins: 4 lengths x 0.5 length
Time: 1 minute 9.9 seconds
Cost: $22,000 at 1986 Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Gregadoo Stud
Buyer: Dalgety Bloodstock
Trainer: Sally Rodgers
Jockey: Phillip Smith
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Protectionist will be one of two George Main Stakes runners for Kris Lees as the import tries to rediscover the form which led to his 2014 Melbourne Cup win.

Lees has also paid up for Lucia Valentina, while John O’Shea will have two runners in Sweynesse and Hauraki.

ATC Australian Derby runner-up Hauraki has drawn the outside stall.

Glyn Schofield will replace the suspended Glen Boss aboard Doncaster Mile winner Kermadec, one of 10 horses paid up for Saturday’s Group One race at Randwick.

It will be the first time Schofield has partnered Kermadec in a race.

Trainer Chris Waller will also run Warwick Stakes winner Royal Descent and Moriarty, the latter coming up with the inside draw.

Waller paid up for nine horses in the Group Two Hill Stakes including Victoria Derby winner Preferment and Melbourne and Sydney Cup placegetter Who Shot Thebarman.

The Shorts has attracted a mix of established and up-and-coming sprint stars headed by Group One winners Terravista and Hot Snitzel and the in-form Shiraz for trainer Tony McEvoy.

Star SA pair set for Memsie showdown

THREE-TIME Group 1 winner Happy Trails and exciting talent Alpine Eagle will clash for the first time in Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes in Melbourne.

The South Australian pair are progressing towards the $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 24 and are among 22 nominations for the 1600m Flemington feature.

Alpine Eagle makes his Melbourne return for the first time since finishing runner-up in the Australian Guineas back in February. He ran a slashing first-up second in the Spring Stakes at Morphettville on August 22.

Trainer Tony McEvoy has booked Mark Zahra for Alpine Eagle after Damien Oliver opted to ride 2013 Caulfield Cup winner, the Lloyd Williams-owned Fawkner, throughout the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Zahra rode Alpine Eagle for the first time in a track gallop on Saturday and the horse has pleased McEvoy since his first-up run.

Likewise Morphettville trainer Paul Beshara said Happy Trails had come through his luckless outing in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield 10 days ago in good order.

The horse had no luck from a tricky barrier when 12th behind Boban and Beshara said he was looking forward to seeing Happy Trails back at the track that had netted his three Group 1 victories.

“The horse is well,’’ Beshara said.

“He’ll have a gallop here in the morning (Tuesday) and I can’t wait for him to get back to Flemington.

“Bossy (Glen Boss, jockey) said the horse would have finished a lot closer if a run had come the other day but he didn’t want to knock him around.’’

Alpine Eagle was installed an $8 chance in the race and Happy Trails at $11 with Memsie Stakes winner Boban a clear-cut $4.40 favourite with

Beshara said stablemate Richie’s Vibe pleased jockey Craig Newitt at his first Melbourne run this campaign and said the horse would have another crack at 1400m after he finished his race off smartly at Caulfield.

“Craig said another stride and he runs second the other day,’’ Beshara said.

“He thinks the horse is really looking for the 1400m, so now so he’ll run in The Sofitel (1400m) on Saturday.’’

Fastest Sectional Splits – Randwick Saturday, September 5

Paul Joice –

Shiraz clocked the fastest final 600-metres at Randwick on Saturday but the fastest final 200-metres went to a Group I winner which resumed in the Group II Tramway Stakes (1400m).

Lucia Valentina caught the eye flashing through the ruck to finish sixth in the Group II Tramway and the sectional times confirm what a terrific return it was.

The dual Group I winner from the Kris Lees stable clocked 11.52 seconds for the final 200-metres.

That split was marginally quicker than the final 200-metres of Tony McEvoy’s in-form six-year-old Shiraz, clocking 11.54 seconds.

An interesting final sectional came in the Group II Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) with Chris Waller’s evergreen 10-year-old I’m Imposing finishing ninth behind Complacent but clocking the fastest splits, with a final 600-metres of 35.22 seconds and a final 200-metres of 11.78 seconds.

Below is a table summarising the fastest final 600-metres and 200-metre splits at Randwick on Saturday.


Fastest Last 600m

Fastest Last 200m

1 – Benchmark 83 (2000m)

Astronomos (35.26)

Astronomos (11.86)

2 – Benchmark 80 (1600m)

Ruling Dynasty (34.84)

Ruling Dynasty (12.00)

3 – Ming Dynasty (1400m)

Intrepid Way (35.04)

Intrepid Way (11.92)

4 – Furious Stakes (1200m)

Speak Fondly (35.04)

Speak Fondly (11.88)

5 – Concorde Stakes (1000m)

Shiraz (33.44)

Shiraz (11.54)

6 – Chelmsford Stakes (1600m)

I’m Imposing (35.22)

I’m Imposing (11.78)

7 – Tramway Stakes (1400m)

Lucia Valentina (34.12)

Lucia Valentina (11.52)

8 – Benchmark 85 (1400m)

Sadlers Lake (34.92)

Sadlers Lake (11.80)

Shiraz Produces Vintage Turn Of Foot At Rosehill

Shiraz has skipped away with ease to take out the Handicap (1100) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

With plenty of speed engaged, the old grey warrior Zaratone took up the lead as expected ahead of Howmuchdoyouloveme Horseform and Brook Road Horseform.

Zaratone Horseform, who led to the turn fought on well in the straight and at one stage looked likely to steal the race until Shiraz, ridden by Jason Collett burst out of the pack.

Having bided his time back in the field, the Tony McEvoy-trained runner swept to the lead at the 150m and ran out an easy 1.5L winner, with Zaratone and the fast finishing Casual Choice sharing the spoils for second.

Shiraz Horseform was resuming off some very good form last campaign and no doubt pleased McEvoy who will be looking to step the son of Zariz up in trip.

“Very impressive, I have a lot of time for the horse,” said Tony McEvoy.

“I thought Jason rode him very cool and presented him beautifully.

“Coming into the race I was worried about the ground he had never been on it and even though he trialled on it at Hawkesbury trials are trials but he really impressed me today.

“He has a great winning culture and is on the minimum today and we are in July but I am a real fan of the horse.

“He has won at 1400m before but he is an aggressive horse so I think that’s his limit, I would love to see him relax a bit more and get a mile but there are plenty of races over 1400m.

Jason Collett who brought up his first win of the day said the win came very easily for the horse.

“We had to make a bit of room and angle myself outwards but once we were in the clear he did it easily, the stick wasn’t needed.

“Being by Zariz I had a bit of confidence he would get through the going, most them seem to get through it quite nicely.”

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