2018

Alizee Wins Gr1 Coolmore Legacy Stakes

Monday, 16th April 2018

On day two of The Championships at Royal Randwick, Darley's champion juvenile and Gr1 Blue Diamond & Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes-winning sire Sepoy (Elusive Quality-Watchful, by Danehill) celebrated an elite race success when his 3YO daughter Alizee (Sepoy-Essaouira, by Exceed and Excel) unleashed an irresistible sprint from the tail of the field to score an explosive win in the $1 million Gr1 Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Prompt Response & Heavens Above. A half-sister to Godolphin's sensational Gr1 Golden Rose winner and now Darley stallion Astern, Alizee improved her record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 Flight Stakes, Gr2 Light Fingers Stakes & Gr2 Tea Rose Stakes) & 3 placings (including the Gr2 Silver Shadow Stakes) from 14 starts for $1,410,350 in earnings. Godolphin trainer James Cummings said Alizee deserved to be recognised as the best mile filly in the country. "She is just about the best three-year- old in the country," Cummings told Godolphin.com. "She returned with a blistering win first up over six furlongs on a good track and was just waiting to get back to Randwick on a track that suits her. The team just had her in the perfect condition today." Jockey Glyn Schofield added: "She's a special girl. In the Spring she was really dominant against her own age, now she's beaten older mares as well."

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Alizee (image: Steve Hart)

Prompt Response Wins Gr2 Emancipation Stakes

Tuesday, 3rd April 2018

At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's deceased Gr1-placed stallion Beneteau (Redoute's Choice-Slice Of Paradise, by Encosta de Lago) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred mare Prompt Response (Beneteau-Prompt, by Exceed and Excel) once again showed her fighting qualities when leading throughout for a tough win in the $200,000 Gr2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Oregon's Day & Dixie Blossoms. Prompt Response, who is a full sister to Gr3 Maribyrnong Plate winner Prompt Return, improved her record to 5 wins (including the Gr2 Breeders Classic, Gr2 Dane Ripper Stakes & Listed Twilight Glow Stakes) and 9 placings (including the Gr1 Tatts Tiara, Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic, Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas, Gr3 VRC Emirates Airline Plate & Gr3 ATC Percy Sykes Stakes) from 24 starts for $945,350 in earnings.

Daysee Doom Wins Gr2 Vinery Millie Fox

Monday, 26th February 2018

On a superb day of racing at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, former Darley and now Aquis Farm Gr2-winning stallion Domesday (Red Ransom-In the Past, by Zafonic) added a Group race success when 5YO mare Daysee Doom (Domesday-See a Victory, by Mister C) poked her head through at just the right time to provide trainer Ron Quinton with victory in the $198,000 Gr2 Vinery Stud Millie Fox Stakes (1300m). In a blanket finish, with any of four a chance to win 30m from home, long-time leader Girl Sunday clung on for runner-up just ahead of a flashing Foxplay and Prompt Response who was caught up on the fence. "It's great to win with this mare," said Quinton. "She is very tough. She's a bit mad but she's one tough nut and never knows when she's beaten." Daysee Doom will target the Gr1 Coolmore Classic, along with stable mate Dixie Blossoms who will be seen next in Saturday's Gr2 Guy Walter Stakes. Placed in this race last year, the win took consistent Daysee Moon's record to 8 wins (including the Gr2 Golden Pendant & Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic) and 4 placings (including the Gr2 ATC Millie Fox Stakes, Gr2 ATC Emancipation Stakes & Gr3 Angst Stakes) from 18 starts for $823,575 earnings.

Prompt Response Wins Gr2 Breeders Classic

Monday, 12th February 2018

At Warwick Farm in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's deceased Gr1-placed stallion Beneteau (Redoute's Choice-Slice Of Paradise, by Encosta de Lago) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred mare Prompt Response (Beneteau-Prompt, by Exceed and Excel) proved too slick for her rivals when kicking strongly in the straight for an impressive first-up win in the $200,000 Gr2 Breeders Classic (1200m) for 4YO+ mares, defeating Egyptian Symbol & Danish Twist. Prompt Response, who is a full sister to Gr3 Maribyrnong Plate winner Prompt Return, improved her record to 4 wins (including the Gr2 Dane Ripper Stakes & Listed Twilight Glow Stakes) and 9 placings (including the Gr1 Tatts Tiara, Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic, Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas, Gr3 VRC Emirates Airline Plate & Gr3 ATC Percy Sykes Stakes) from 21 starts for $806,650 in earnings.

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2017

Jukebox Wins Gr3 Vain Stakes

Monday, 21st August 2017

At Caulfield in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's Gr1-winning Australian Champion Stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) powered into the new season with another Gr3 winner when unbeaten 3YO colt Jukebox (Snitzel-Jestajune, by Rory's Jester) was strong late to capture the $150,000 Gr3 Vain Stakes (1100m) for 3YO colts for trainer Ciaron Maher. Jukebox defied Plutocracy and Prompt Response and took his record to 3 wins on the bounce for $240,900 earnings. Jukebox was a $200,000 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling purchase from the draft of Blue Gum Farm and hinted that further distances would not be an issue in winning the Vain Stakes. He descends from a diverse family that includes multiple Group-winning gelding Catapulted and Gr1 Kingston Town Stakes-winning Itsahymn.

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No 4 Jukebox scores in the shadows of the post (pic: Mark Gatt)

Tycoon Tara Wins Gr1 Tattersall's Tiara

Monday, 26th June 2017

At Doomben racecourse in Queensland, Woodside Park's Gr2-winning stallion Written Tycoon (Iglesias-Party Miss, by Kenmare) celebrated an elite race success when 6YO bay mare Tycoon Tara (Written Tycoon-Mosstara, by Encores) bounced back to her brilliant best with a dashing front-running victory in the $500,000 Gr1 Tattersall's Tiara (1350m) for fillies & mares, defeating the late-closing Prompt Response & In Her Time. Tycoon Tara, who hails from the family of Gr1 King's Stand Stakes winner and successful sire Godswalk (USA), improved her record to 10 wins (including the Gr2 Golden Pendant, Gr2 Missile Stakes, Gr3 Show County Quality, Gr3 MRC Mannerism Stakes & Gr3 Bellmaine Stakes) and 5 placings from 32 starts for $1,173,370 in earnings. "She was going well last preparation when she won a couple of Black-Type races," Snowden said. "She's always had the ability to win a race like this at set weights. I was a bit disappointed with her performance last run and was ready to pull the pin until I saw her last week." Snowden said he was unsure about Tycoon Tara's future. "I'm not sure about her future. She's a rising seven-year-old and winning a Group 1 is a nice way to hang your hat on," he said.

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Tycoon Tara won her maiden Gr1 (pic: Steve Hart)

Gr1 Tattersall's Tiara Field & Barrier Draw

Thursday, 22nd June 2017

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the final Group One race of the Australian racing season – the $500,000 Gr1 Tattersall's Tiara (1350m) - to be run at Doomben racecourse this Saturday. First run in 1989 when aptly named the Winter Stakes, the Tatts Tiara has been won by some grand fillies and mares including Mamzelle Pedrille (1995), Dane Ripper (1997), Bonanova (1999 & 2000), Porto Roca (2001), Melito (2010), Red Tracer (2013), and Srikandi (2015). This year, the $3.30 Tab favourite is the Benjamin Smith-trained In Her Time, who is coming off an excellent second in the Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap two weeks ago. Next in the market is the last-start Gr2 Dane Ripper winner Prompt Response at $6, then Ekstein ($8), followed by stable-mates Bonny O'Reilly ($8) and Egyptian Symbol ($10).

Prompt Response Wins Gr2 Dane Ripper Stakes

Tuesday, 13th June 2017

At Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Arrowfield Stud's deceased Gr1-placed stallion Beneteau (Redoute's Choice-Slice Of Paradise, by Encosta de Lago) added a Group success when 3YO bay filly Prompt Response (Beneteau-Prompt, by Exceed and Excel) finished with a late flourish to win the $200,000 Gr2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1350m) for fillies & mares, defeating My True Love & Bonny O'Reilly. Prompt Response, who is a full sister to Gr3 Maribyrnong Plate winner Prompt Return, improved her record to 3 wins (including the Listed Twilight Glow Stakes) and 7 placings (including the Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic, Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas, Gr3 VRC Emirates Airline Plate & Gr3 ATC Percy Sykes Stakes) from 14 starts for $537,600 earnings.

Daysee Doom Wins Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic

Monday, 15th May 2017

At Scone in the NSW Hunter Valley, former Darley and now Aquis Farm Gr2-winning stallion Domesday (Red Ransom-In the Past, by Zafonic) added a Group success when 4YO mare Daysee Doom (Domesday-See a Victory, by Mister C) claimed her maiden stakes victory and added some valuable black-type when winning the $200,000 Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) for fillies & mares, defeating Prompt Response & Serene Majesty. Daysee Doom improved her record to 6 wins and 3 placings (including the Gr2 ATC Millie Fox Stakes & Gr2 ATC Emancipation Stakes) from 12 starts for $429,775 earnings. "She's been a model of consistency so it's a thoroughly deserved victory," trainer Ron Quinton told Sky Racing. "I think we will give her a break and set her for the spring, although I may be tempted to give her one run in Brisbane.

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Daysee Doom (image: Steve Hart)

Shazee Lee Wins Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas

Monday, 1st May 2017

At Hawkesbury north-west of Sydney, former shuttler Ready's Image (More Than Ready-Clever Phrase, by Clever Trick) sired his first stakes winner in Australia when 3YO filly Shazee Lee (Ready's Image-Shazee, by Danewin) scored an upset win at odds of 50-1 in the $200,000 Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) for 3YOs, defeating Prompt Response & Salsonic. Shazee Lee, who is a direct descendant of Coogee, the dam of champion stallion Bletchingly, improved her record to 3 wins and 2 placings from 11 starts for $226,415 earnings.

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Shazee Lee (image: Steve Hart)

Diddums Wins Gr3 PJ Bell Stakes

Monday, 3rd April 2017

On day one of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's Gr1-winning high profile stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a Group success when 3YO filly Diddums (Snitzel-Raheights, by Rahy) secured some valuable black-type when scoring by 1.8 lengths for trainer Gerald Ryan in the $200,000 Gr3 PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Prompt Response (Beneteau-Prompt, by Exceed and Excel) & Smart Amelia (Smart Missile-My Amelia, by Redoute's Choice). A homebred for the Cornish family's Torryburn Stud, Diddums improved her record to 3 wins and 3 placings from 7 starts for $187,660 earnings.

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Diddums (image: Steve Hart)

2016

Prompt Response Wins Listed Twilight Glow Stakes

Monday, 14th November 2016

At Sandown in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's deceased Gr1-placed stallion Beneteau (Redoute's Choice-Slice Of Paradi se, by Encosta de Lago) added a black-type success when 3YO filly Prompt Response (Beneteau-Prompt, by Exceed and Excel) scored by 0.4 length for trainers Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott in the $120,000 Listed Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Hear The Chant (Nicconi-Quietzer, by More Than Ready) & Petition (Foxwedge-The Party Stand, by Thorn Park). Prompt Response, who is a full sister to Gr3 Maribyrnong Plate winner Prompt Return, improved her record to 2 wins and 4 placings (including the Gr3 VRC Emirates Airline Plate & Gr3 ATC Percy Sykes Stakes) from 9 starts for $284,600 earnings.

Sweet Sherry Wins Listed Crockett Stakes

Monday, 24th October 2016

At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Eliza Park's multiple Gr1-winning sire Bel Esprit (Royal Academy-Bespoken, by Vain) added a black-type success when 3YO filly Sweet Sherry (Bel Esprit-Amoroso, by Revoque) scored by 0.2 length for trainers Leon & Troy Corstens in the $120,000 Listed Crockett Stakes (1200m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Prompt Response (Beneteau-Prompt, by Exceed and Excel) & Overstep (Exceed and Excel-Elusive Desire, by Elusive Quality). A $260,000 yearling consigned by Swettenham Stud at the 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, Sweet Sherry improved her record to 3 wins (including the Listed VRC Maribyrnong Trial Stakes ) and 1 placing (the Listed MVRC Atlantic Jewel Stakes) from 8 starts for $318,000.

Beneteau Filly Poised To Pounce At Newcastle

Thursday, 21st April 2016

If her daughter's first three starts are any guide, history has repeated for the broodmare Prompt. This afternoon at Newcastle, the Gai Waterhouse stable will saddle one of the best performed maiden juveniles in the country. Prompt Response is by Arrowfield Stud's ill-fated sire Beneteau (Redoute's Choice-Slice of Paradise, by Encosta de Lago) out of the Exceed and Excel mare Prompt. Dam of Listed Blue Diamond Preview runner-up Diamond Glow, Prompt's first foal by Beneteau is Prompt Return, winner of the Gr3 Maribyrnong Plate. Thus far from three starts – she was tossed into group company from the start – Prompt Response finished runner-up in the Gr3 Emirates Airline Plate on debut, 4th in the Gr2 Magic Night Stakes, and then runner-up again by a head in her most recent start behind exciting filly Missrock in the Gr3 Percy Sykes Stakes. Whatever stands between her and a maiden win today will need to be one out of the box. That's reflected in the market where Prompt Response is at $1.20.

Missrock Wins Gr3 Percy Sykes Stakes

Monday, 11th April 2016

At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Coolmore's Gr1-winning son of Danehill and former champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a Group success when 2YO filly Missrock (Fastnet Rock-Miss Judgement, by Strategic) scored by 0.2-length for trainer Robbie Laing in the $500,000 Gr3 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) for 2YO fillies, over fellow fillies Prompt Response (Beneteau-Prompt, by Exceed and Excel) & Spright (Hinchinbrook-Dashoff, by Dash for Cash). Missrock, who was purchased for $500,000 by Robbie Laing at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Cressfield Stud, took her record to 2 wins and 1 placing (the Gr3 VRC Emirates Airline Plate) from 4 starts for $500,500 earnings. From the Gr3 winning mare Miss Judgement and hails from the family of Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Lady Jakeo, Gr1 Oakleigh Plate winner Mrs Onassis, and Gr3 Ming Dynasty Handicap winner Aussies Love Sports.

2015

Concealer Wins Gr3 Emirates Airline Plate

Wednesday, 4th November 2015

At Flemington in Melbourne, Widden Stud's dual Gr1-winning sire Nicconi (Bianconi-Nicola Lass, by Scenic) added a Group success when 2YO filly Concealer (Nicconi-Beauty Kit, by Tale of the Cat) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Tony McEvoy in the $150,000 Gr3 Emirates Airline Plate (1000m) for 2YO fillies, over fellow juvenile fillies Prompt Response (Beneteau-Prompt, by Exceed and Excel) & Missrock (Fastnet Rock-Miss Judgement, by Strategic). This was an impressive debut victory for Concealer who took her record to 1 win from 1 start for $91,500 earnings. Concealer was purchased for $35,000 by McEvoy Mitchell Racing at the 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale from the draft of Widden Stud.

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Concealer (image: Mark Gatt)