Mill Park Stud-based broodmare Dane Belltar (Danewin – Ameerat-Blaadi, by Kenmare) achieved the amazing feat of producing three sons to win races, including two at stakes level, in two states on Saturday.
Dane Belltar was talented enough to win at Group 3 level and place in Group 1 company during her racing days but has taken her racetrack quality to the breeding barn by producing four winners from as many foals to race.
Smart three-year-old Viking Star (Red Ransom – Dane Belltar, by Danewin) started his dam’s wonderful day by producing his second straight win in the Centrebet Handicap (1300m) on the Morphettville Park track in Adelaide.
Viking Star’s Victorian-based half-brothers Tanby (Galileo – Dane Belltar, by Danewin) and Fawkner (Reset – Dane Belltar, by Danewin) completed the mare’s treble with wins at Flemington.
Tanby helped his cause to secure a Melbourne Cup start with his strong victory in the Listed Bart Cummings (2500m) while Fawkner (Reset – Dane Belltar, by Danewin) proved too strong for his opposition in the Listed Paris Lane Stakes (1410m).
Prominent owner Lloyd Williams races both Fawkner and Tanby. He paid $70,000 for Fawkner at the 2009 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale while he secured Tanby for $200,000 at the 2008 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Leon Macdonald signed for Viking Star for $120,000 out of the Mill Park Stud draft at the 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Dane Belltar foaled a filly by Starcraft and has a date with Darley stallion New Approach this season.
Six New Zealand-bred three-year-olds will be out to continue the winning run of horses bred in the Shaky Isles in Saturday’s Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).
New Zealand-bred stayers have won the last three editions of the Rosehill Guineas and four of the past six runnings of the race.
The Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) winner Silent Achiever (O’Reilly – Winning Spree, by Zabeel) heads the pre-post betting on the race with another New Zealand-bred contender, Ocean Park (Thorn Park – Sayyida, by Zabeel) on the third line of the market.
Thorn Park (Spinning World – Joy, by Bluebird) produced last year’s Rosehill Guineas winner when Jimmy Choux (Thorn Park – Cierzo, by Centaine) stormed to victory.
Below is the field for Saturday’s 2012 Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).
||ROCK ‘N’ POP
||STRIKE THE STARS (NZ)
||DARCI BE GOOD (NZ)
||Peter G Moody
||Exceed And Excel
||SAID COM (NZ)
||More Than Ready
||Michael J Murphy
||Nothin’ Leica Dane
||OCEAN PARK (NZ)
||SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ)
||ON EVERY LEVEL
The breeding career of Group 3 winner Dane Belltar (Danewin – Ameerat-Blaadi, by Kenmare) gained further momentum after the mare produced her second winning son in four days at Tuesday’s Kyneton meeting.
Dane Belltar was good enough to finish in the placings three times at Group 1 level in her racing days. The mare could earn her first stakes success as a broodmare during the upcoming spring season.
Dane Belltar’s oldest son Tanby (Galileo – Dane Belltar, by Danewin) showed himself to be a strong staying prospect with his comfortable win at Moonee Valley last Saturday.
Revitalise (Bel Esprit – Dane Belltar, by Danewin) became the mare’s third winner from three to race with his decisive success in Tuesday’s Hanging Rock Winery Maiden Plate (1112m) at Kyneton.
Prominent Melbourne businessman Lloyd Williams owns Tanby, Revitialise and Dane Belltar’s other son to race, the city winner Fawkner (Reset – Dane Belltar, by Danewin).
Williams’s son Nick paid $200,000 for Tanby at the 2008 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale while Fawkner fetched $70,000 at the 2009 Inglis Premier Sale. Graeme Rogerson purchased Revitalise on Williams’s behalf for $145,000 at last year’s Inglis Premier Sale.
Baltic Spirit (Bel Esprit – Curvaceous Miss, Anabaa) completed a double for Bel Esprit with his win in the Gordon Hassett Tribute Handicap (1000m) at Townsville.
Buzzwin made it two wins on end when landing the $30,000 Winter Stayers Series Final over 2100m at Echuca on Monday. Leading out of the straight the first time, Buzzwin was clear into the straight and he kept going under Michael Walker to score a strong win.
Buzzwin (5 g Danewin – From The Woods, by Touching Wood) defeated Riverina Highway (Tailings) by two and three-quarter lengths with Dublin Darlin (Savabeel) another four and a half lengths away third.
A $70,000 Premier Sale yearling, Buzzwin is a half-brother to Woodwin, who Nigel Blackiston trained to win a Winter Championship at Flemington. “That was a nice way to end the day.” Blackiston said on TVN. Blackiston and Walker won four races on the day with Buzzwin the last of the quartet.
“He’s deserved a nice race like this. he’s raced consistently this preparation and has shown he can stay a strong 2100m so there should be plenty of opportunities for him in the future.”
Multiple Group 1 winner Danewin (Danehill) stands at Emirates Park in Blandford, New South Wales.
The combination of Alan Tam and Jerome Lermyte continued on their winning ways with a treble in Macau at the weekend, with a double on the sand Friday night and a win on the turf Saturday, highlighted by the Australian import Elderly Paradise (Danewin ‚Äì Kali Smytzer, by Zabeel) who got the combination off to a flying start in race two on Friday when he led throughout for a good win in the Class 3 & 4 over 1300 metres.
The gelding had displayed some talent in three trials prior to Friday night and looks above average judging by his win.¬†Elderly Paradise had trailed smartly at Pakenham in Victoria running a nice second place as ‘Danewin Smytzer’ before being purchased by Alan Tam for Macau.
Group 1 winner and sire Damewin (Danehill) is advertised as standing for $22,000 at Emirates Park in the Hunter Valley in 2011. With 215 winners from 377 named foals at a strike rate of 57%, Danewin is the sire of 25 stakes winners to date, headed by five-time Group 1 winner Theseo.
Top South African stallion Fort Wood (Sadler’s Wells – Fall Aspen, by Pretense) had his first Australian success at Friday’s Geelong Synthetic meeting, joining his successful half-brother Bianconi (Danzig – Fall Aspen, by Pretense) on the winner’s list.
Fort Wood has sired 64 individual stakes winners in his homeland, including the outstanding galloper Horse Chestnut (Fort Wood – London Wall, by Col Pickering). Horse Chestnut suffered only one defeat in his short career, which included stakes wins in South Africa and the US.
The South African-bred Just Grand (Fort Wood – Special Parade, by Ellidor) notched her sire’s inaugural Australian success in the Market Square Shopping Centre Maiden (1900m). The rising five-year-old scored a comfortable two-length win at her ninth start.
Fort Wood’s Swettenham Stud-based half-brother Bianconi completed the family double two races later when Besant (Bianconi – Lost Horizons, by At Talaq) took out the Growlers Torquay Maiden Plate (1300m).
Meanwhile, Emirates Park Stud also enjoyed success at Geelong when Its No Myth (Al Samer – Limerick Lady, by Al Khawaneeg) took out the Geelong Cup Packages Handicap (1300m).
Danewin (Danehill – Cotehele House, by My Swanee) produced Emirates Park’s second win of the day when Amazing Dane (Danewin – Bundle Of Thanks, by County) took out the ATAC Handicap (1600m).
Former Emirates Park stallion Secret Savings (Seeking The Gold – Jurisdictional, by Damascus) completed a treble for the stud when Swiss banker (Secret Savings – Desert Tiger, by Green Desert) claimed the Food On The Run Maiden Plate at Canberra.