Ocean Jewel Wins Listed Placid Ark Stakes

Monday, 27th November 2017

At Ascot in Perth, Western Australia, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate-winning stallion & former New Zealand Horse of the Year Ocean Park (Thorn Park-Sayyida, by Zabeel) celebrated his first stakes winner when beautifully bred 3YO Australian-bred filly Ocean Jewel (Ocean Park-Markisa, by Danehill) secured some valuable black-type when winning the $100,000 Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs, defeating Truly Belong & Arrum Boy. Ocean Jewel improved her record to 4 wins and 1 placing from 7 starts for $184,400 in earnings. Bred by Newgate Farm, Ocean Jewel was an $80,000 purchase at the 2015 Inglis Australian Weanling Sale. She is out of the blue blooded mare Markisa (Danehill), a granddaughter of legendary blue hen Eight Carat. Markisa, herself, is a half-sister to Gr1 Arrowfield Stud Stakes winner Shower Of Roses (Zabeel) from the Gr1 Captain Cook Stakes winner Marquise (Gold And Ivory-Eight Carat, by Piece Of Eight), a half-sister to champion galloper and Australian Horse of the Year Octagonal, his exceptional but ill-fated 3-time Gr1-winning brother Mouawad, Gr1 VRC Sires' Produce winner Kaapstad, and Gr1 Railway Handicap winner Diamond Lover. Other esteemed family members include Gr1-winning siblings Bonanova, Fraternity & Telesto, Commands, Danewin, as well as exciting young stallion prospects Shooting To Win and Deep Field.