Egg Tart Wins Gr1 Queensland Oaks

Monday, 5th June 2017

At Doomben in Brisbane on Saturday, Widden Stud's former Australian champion 2YO colt Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed, by Flying Spur) celebrated an elite race success when superb 3YO filly Egg Tart (Sebring-Mrs Windsor, by King's Best) made it back-to-back Gr1 wins. Sent off favourite for the $500,000 Gr1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) following her victory in the Gr1 Australasian Oaks (2010m) in Adelaide last month, the Chris Waller-trained Egg Tart had no problems with the extra distance, defeating Godolphin's game Pygmy and Oklahoma Girl by 1.3-lengths, ahead of Kenedna who flashed home from from an impossible position. Her latest escapade took Egg Tart's impeccable record to 6 wins and 1 placing from 8 starts for $795,150 earnings. A $40,000 purchase by Anton Koolman & Hermitage Thoroughbreds at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Jorson Farm, Egg Tart is out of the unraced mare Mrs Windsor (King's Best), a half-sister to dual Gr1-winning sprinter Coronation Day and Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Heart Ruler, from the Gr1-winning mare Born to Be Queen (In The Purple). Corumbene Stud owned Born To Be Queen and mated her with Kings Best which produced the mare Mrs Windsor. Mrs Windsor, in turn, was unraced due to injury and subsequently sold by Corumbene Stud in foal to Sebring at the 2013 Inglis Easter Broodmare sale.

Kenedna Wins Gr2 The Roses

Monday, 22nd May 2017

At Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Arrowfield Stud's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice-Single's Bar, by Rory's Jester) added a Group success when 3YO bay filly Kenedna (Not a Single Doubt-Miss Dodwell, by Falbrav) survived a protest from the runner-up to claim her fourt stakes victory in the $175,000 Gr2 The Roses (2000m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Oklahoma Girl & Perilous Love. Kenedna advanced her record to 6 wins (including the Gr3 Auraria Stakes, Gr3 Vanity Stakes & Listed Laelia Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr1 Australasian Oaks & Gr2 VRC Kewney Stakes) from 14 starts for $505,395 earnings. Purchased for $80,000 by her trainer Darren Weir at the 2015 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Arrowfield Stud, Kenedna is a three-quarter sister to Gr2 QTC Cup winner and now Aquis Farm stallion Spill The Beans (Snitzel) and hails from the family of champion filly Bounding Away - winner of six Gr1 races including the Golden Slipper and Australian Oaks – as well as Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Glastonbury. Kenedna will now run in the $500,000 Gr1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm on 3 June. "She ran really well and got a lovely run through the field and hit the line really strong and hopefully she will now have a nice fortnight leading into the Oaks," trainer Darren Weir told racing.com.