Pedigree Page

Montoya’s Secret Rises To The Occasion In The Vinery Stud Stakes

Montoya’s Secret has been on an upward spiral since she broke her maiden at her eighth start on 2 March but with maturity and longer distances she is now living up to her classic pedigree. Last Saturday Montoya’s Secret ran about in the straight with jockey Noel Callow found guilty of reckless and careless riding,... Read More

Russian Revolution Proves His Class In The Galaxy

To this observer it was a stunning effort from a three-year-old competing as favourite against a strong field of older, seasoned sprinters at only his sixth start. His supporters, though, must have had some concerns before the race as the colt became stirred up in the parade yard then needed a shoe replaced behind the... Read More

Tulip Gives Pierro His First Stakes Winner In The Magic Night Stakes

Big and strong and a filly of quality, Tulip was coming off a good last start fourth to stablemate Catchy (Fastnet Rock) in the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) which looks to be the form race of the juvenile season up to this point. Her performance to win last Saturday had great merit as... Read More

Inference Shows Champion’s Potential In The Randwick Guineas

At the line he arrived just in time to defeat the much improved filly Invincible Gem (I Am Invincible) by a short neck with Criterion’s (Sebring) half-brother Comin’ Through (Fastnet Rock) another length and three quarters back in third place. Having only his ninth start, Inference has come a long way since his first win... Read More

Sheidel Burns Off Rivals In Oakleigh Plate

Her owners, Rob and Sylvie Crabtree’s Dorrington Farm, had only an hour or so earlier won the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) with their filly Catchy (Fastnet  Rock), profiled on this page in our 15 February issue. Sheidel’s win, too, was a landmark achievement  for the Western Australian breeding industry as the second leg... Read More

Ducimus Gives Snitzel His 50th Stakes Winner

In only his second start after a first up win at Ballarat, Ducimus almost lost the race due to greenness before holding off the strong finishing Taking Aim (Choisir) to prevail by a long head. Another length and a half back in third place was the filly Sanadaat (Not A Single Doubt) whose rider lodged... Read More