All honours on the day must go to Coolmore Stud’s Pierro, the sire of the 3YO filly Arcadia Queen, who looks to be one out of the box.
A homebred for Bob and Sandra Peters, Arcadia Queen continued the dominance of WA stakes events by the Peters family.
Arcadia Queen’s win gives Pierro his third Group 1 winner. Pierro was the leading first season sire 2016-17 and boats a record of 193 progeny to race for 104 winners (53%), earnings of $9.5 million, 12 stakes winners and 10 stakes-placed.
Pierro stood this season for $88,000.
Local honours went to Scenic Lodges’ Universal Ruler with a double including the $100,000 Sir Ernest Lee – Steere Stakes, won by his progressive 3YO son The Velvet King.
Universal Ruler stood for $4,950 this season which represents great value for a young stallion that can produce stakes performers.
A big day for local stallions with six of the nine winners – Universal Ruler (2), Patronize, Kendel Star, So Secret and Black Tom.
Race 1 1000 Open – Market Ruler – 3f Universal Ruler x Market Wrap (Pricelessly)
Race 2 1000 Rest 1 Metro Win – Alpha Sky – 4g Patronize x Au Fait (More Than Ready)
Race 3 1200 BM72+ Candlelight Star – 8g Kendel Star x Soft Wind (Medal Of Honor)
Race 4 1500 BM66+ Lucky Roar – 4m So Secret x Raring To Roar (Lion Cavern), $25,000, sold by Rangeview Stud – Magic Millions
Race 5 1400 Listed – The Velvet King – 3g Universal Ruler x Doubleblack Velvet (Show A Heart)
Race 6 1400 Listed – Celebrity Dream – 6m Thorn Park x Valpolicella (Red Ransom), $260,000, sold by Haunui NZ – NZ Bloodstock
Race 7 2200 Listed – Cappo D’Oro – 6g Medaglia D’Oro x Deep Time (Kinjite)
Race 8 1800 Group1 – Arcadia Queen – 3f Pierro x Arcadia (Redoute’s Choice)
Race 9 1800 BM72+ Juicing Carrots – 6g Black Tom x Baroness Gabriella (Kempinsky)
Photo: Universal Ruler