2018

Lordhelpmerun Wins Gr3 W.A. Sires' Produce Stakes

Monday, 30th April 2018

At Ascot in Perth, dual Gr1 Kingston Town Stakes hero Playing God (Blackfriars-Dolly Will Do, by Rubiton) sired his first stakes winner when talented juvenile gelding Lordhelpmerun (Playing God-Pure Heaven, by Snippetson) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Steve Wolfe in the $200,000 Gr3 W.A. Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) for 2YOs, defeating filly Lady Cosmology & colt Platoon. Bred by Playing God's trainer Neville Parnham, Lordhelpmerun was a $25,000 yearling consigned by Toreby Park at the 2017 Magic Millions Perth Sale. Runner-up on debut, Saturday's victory took his record to 2 wins & 2 placings (including this month's Gr2 Karrakatta Plate) from 4 starts for $262,800 earnings.

Valour Road Wins Gr2 Karrakatta Plate

Monday, 16th April 2018

At Ascot in Perth, WA, Yarradale Stud's Gr1-winning US-bred stallion Frost Giant (Giant's Causeway-Takesmybreathaway, by Gone West) sired his first official stakes winner in Australia when 2YO Australian-bred gelding Valour Road (Frost Giant-Melba Avenue, by Street Sense) maintained the perfect start to his career when cruising to a comfortable win in the $500,000 Gr2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) for 2YOs, defeating Lady Cosmology & Lordhelpmerun. Valour Road extended his unbeaten record to 2 wins (including the Listed (R) Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic) from 2 starts for $444,580 in earnings. Trainer Simon Miller went to $60,000 to buy Valour Road at last year's Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale from the draft of Ron Sayers' Yarradale Stud with the latter retaining a small share in the gelding. "This is a race I want to win every year," trainer Simon Miller told the West Australian. "He is very good. For us to go first-up into the Magic Millions speaks volumes of him." Valour Road is the first Australian stakes winner for international sire Frost Giant - an international Group One winning son of Giant's Causeway. Valour Road is the first named foal for the winning Street Sense mare Melba Avenue, a half-sister to multiple group winner Raspberries. Valour Road's family also includes Group One winners Flavour and Sonntag.

Lady Cosmology Wins Listed Supremacy Stakes

Monday, 19th March 2018

At Ascot in Perth, WA, Scenic Lodge Stud's Gr3-winning stallion Universal Ruler (Scenic-Rulings, by Hurricane Sky) added a black-type success when 2YO Australian-bred filly Lady Cosmology (Universal Ruler-Out Spoken Lady, by Galileo) made an auspicious debut when scoring an easy all-the-way win in the $100,000 Listed Supremacy Stakes (1000m) for 2YOs, defeating Princess Pierro & Agent Pippa. Lady Cosmology's record is now 1 win from 1 start for $59,000 in earnings.