PERTH located Bob and Sandra Peters, a partnership which, racing under Peters Investments, is one of the most formidable in Australia, eventually dispaired at achieving much merit through the offspring of Street Talk, a quality race mare they bred and raced, and got rid of her.
A daughter of the Sir Tristram Golden Slipper winner Marauding, she won eight sprint races for them, seven in Melbourne, including four Listed stakes, and finished third in seven others, two at Group 2 level.
Put to stud and mated with prominent sires, including Snippets, Zeditave (five successive years), Scenic (Ire), Flying Spur, Blackfriars and Street Boss(USA) in sixteen seasons she produced ten foals for five winners, none of which earned black type money.
She was disposed of at the Inglis 2009 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale, purchased by Premium Bloodstock Services, WA for $7,000 and retired from use in early in 2014. In the same year Street Talk’s daughter Simply Wicked was offloaded in foal to Al Maher (a colt born on September 30) for $4,000.
Raced seven times for wins in WA at Northam (1100m) and Perth’s Belmont (1200m), Simply Wicked was purchased by the Scenic Lodge Stud, Muchea WA and last season had a September 24 service by their resident champion WA sire Blackfriars.
She was presented at the Sydney mare sale for Peter’s Investments under the Julie Harris conducted Holbrook Thoroughbreds, Scone. One of Australia’s most respected agistment farms, they host about 25 mares for the Peters and has them served at the Hunter Valley studs.
Julie Harris twice took Simply Wicked to Al Maher at the Emirates Park Stud at Murrurundi, the first of the matings resulting in a filly, one coincidentally which was also a September 30 foal. Foaled and reared on Holbrook before being sent to the West, she was retained by the Peters and now under the name Delicacy is a heroine of Australian racing following the completion of a unique Classic quadrella, victories in the Western Australian Oaks (2.5 lengths), Western Australian Derby (0.5 lengths), SAJC Australasian Oaks (1.2 lengths) and, as a $1.90 favourite, Saturday’s South Australian Derby (1.6 lengths).
Earner to date of $1,337,620 and a million dollar plus valued filly, she has raced 14 times for ten wins, a second, two thirds and a fifth. Her successes have included her last six outings, the Classic quadrella preceded by wins in Perth in the 1000 Guineas and Natasha Stakes.
Delicacy is the first Group1 winner under her first five dams, but Street Talk is a half-sister to Palladium Star (9 wins to Listed, runner up in three Group 3s) and from Lad Sawino, a Whiskey Road Melbourne winner out of Talia, a Century half-sister to Lord of Camelot.
A son of 1979 Caulfield Cup winner Mighty Kingdom, Lord Camelot won two Group 2s, the VRC Blamey Stakes and NSW Tattersall’s Chelmsford Stakes, and collected Group1 cheques with a second in the Caulfield Guineas, third in the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes and a fourth in the MVRC Cox Plate.
Delicacy is one of over 250 winners, including 25 successful in stakes, by Al Maher, a Danehill close relation to Redoute’s Choice who was one of the best 1600m performers of his time. He won five of eleven starts, headed by the Group1 VRC Australian Guineas and Group 2 STC Gloaming Stakes.
Brian Russell Bloodstock Media Service