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O’Reilly Rolls On in Australia

O’Reilly Rolls On in Australia

New Zealand’s leading sire O’Reilly was once again producing stakes winners in Australia with his two-year-old son Merion (NZ) (O’Reilly) tasting victory in the Listed A$120,000 Anzac Day Stakes (1410m) at Flemington on Friday.


O'Reilly has sired 15 stakes winners this season.

Waikato Stud sire O’Reilly has been riding a crest of a wave this season and is on track to defend his leading sire crown in New Zealand. The son of Last Tycoon is the sire of 15 stakes winners in New Zealand and Australia this season and sits sixth on the Australia’s leading sires table.

O’Reilly has sired the likes of Group 1 Ranvet Stakes and Group 1 BMW Stakes winner Silent Achiever (NZ) and Group 1 Doncaster Handicap winner Sacred Falls (NZ) in Australia this year.

Merion, a Karaka Premier Sale graduate, saluted for his first stakes victory at only his second start and remains unbeaten having won on debut, beating $1.975m Karaka Premier Sale graduate Eastern Cape (Fastnet Rock).

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Bred: Kevin Hickman Offered: Valachi Downs Purchased: Paul Moroney Bloodstock at New Zealand Bloodstock's 2013 Karaka Premier Sale - $200,000


Kiwis in Command in Singapore

Karaka graduates Knight’s Command (NZ) (Pins) and Speedy Cat (NZ) (Scaredee Cat) produced an upset as they ran the quinella in the Sgp-3 S$150,000 Admiralty Classic Stakes (1600m) last night at Kranji.

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Knight’s Command (NZ) beating Speedy Cat (NZ) in the Sgp-3 Admiralty Classic Stakes.
Photo courtesy of STC.

Trained by ex-pat kiwi trainer Bruce Marsh, Knight’s Command entered the race as the winner of his last two starts over 1600m but was stepping up in grade and taking on highly rated horses Slew of Lode (Lode) and Corboda (Exeed and Excel) who dominated the betting.

Marsh retained the services of apprentice jockey Zuriman Zulkifli who was aboard the son of Pins for his last two wins even though he could not utilise his claim in the race.

Zuriman let his mount stride to sit outside the leader and race-favourite Slew of Lode in a moderately run race. It was evident Knight’s Command had the race-favourite in trouble and he surged to the front with 200m to go. Speedy Cat tried valiantly to chase down Knight’s Command but the six-year-old gelding was too strong, winning by three-quarters of a length for a delighted Zuriman.

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Bred: Jomara Bloodstock Ltd Offered: Hallmark Stud Purchased: IDL Racing Bloodstock at New Zealand Bloodstock's 2009 Karaka Premier Sale - $250,000


Sister to Estonian Princess at NZB Broodmare Sale

The narrow win by Estonian Princess (Snitzel) in the Group 3 A$150,000 James HB Carr Stakes at Randwick on Saturday has provided her full-sister My Fiancee (Snitzel) with a significant pedigree update for New Zealand Bloodstock’s upcoming National Weanling & Broodmare Sale.

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My Fiancee is catalogued at Lot 394 in the broodmare session of the Sale, being sold as a breeding proposition. My Fiancee and Estonian Princess are by Snitzel out of Meet My Sis (Prized), who is already the dam of the Group 2 Sandown Guineas winner Schilling (Bianconi).

Estonian Princess showed a dazzling sprint as she came from last on the corner for rider Brenton Avdulla to overhaul Northern Glory (Northern Meteor) in the last stride, winning by a nose.My Fiancee is catalogued at Lot 394 in the broodmare session of the Sale, being sold as a breeding proposition. My Fiancee and Estonian Princess are by Snitzel out of Meet My Sis (Prized), who is already the dam of the Group 2 Sandown Guineas winner Schilling (Bianconi).

The victory provided her trainer Scott Apsery with not only his first stakes success but his first metropolitan winner as well.

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