A big day for local stallions, winning six of the eight races. Yesterday showed the value in buying locally bred yearlings.
A double for Scenic Lodge (Market Ruler and Angelic Ruler), Yarradale Stud (The Big Show and Neurological), and Lynward Park Stud (Ambiente and Fontainebleau.
The $400,000 Group 2 Ted Van Heemst went to the super mare Galaxy Star, a daughter of Arrowfield Stud’s all-conquering Redoute’s Choice.
In an interesting twist, forty minutes or so after presenting the trophy to the winning connections of the Group 2 event which carries his name, the former Perth Racing chairman Ted Van Heemst was back on the dais accepting the trophy for the win of the 5YO mare Fontainebleau, by his stallion Alfred Nobel.
Another double for Scenic Lodge’s Universal Ruler who continues his great run of late.
Race 1 – 1100 BM64+ Market Ruler – 3f Universal Ruler x Market Wrap (Pricelessly)
Race 2 – 1600 Rest 1 Metro Win Let’s Twist – 6m Statue Of Liberty x Any Dane Now (Danehill), $130,000, sold by Eliza Park Vic.
Race 3 – 1400 BM63+ Angelic Ruler – 3f Universal Ruler x Tip The Angel (Tip The Pro)
Race 4 -2100 BM72+ The Big Show – 4g Frost Giant x Furocitee (Dante’s Fury)
Race 5 – 1000 BM66+ Ambiente – 5g Trade Fair x Black In Time (Blackfriars)
Race 6 – 2100 Group2 – Galaxy Star – 6m Redoute’s Choice x Galaxy Queen (Jeune)
Race 7 – 1600 Listed – Fontainebleau – 5m Alfred Nobel x Aunt Lydia (Serheed)
Race 8 – 1200 Rest 1 Metro Win –Neurological – 4g Gingerbread Man x First Game (Soldier’s Tale), $20,000, sold by Yarradale Stud.