Guineas Glory For Aegon (NZ)
Aegon (NZ) (Sacred Falls) has followed in his sire’s footsteps, all the way from the Karaka sale ring to becoming an undefeated winner of the $500,000 Group One Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton.
Bought for $150,000 from Book 1 of Karaka 2019, Aegon scored his third win from as many starts with a superb performance in Saturday’s prestigious classic in Christchurch. He has already more than doubled his purchase price with $329,000 in stakes.
Trained by Murray Baker in partnership with Andrew Forsman, who shares ownership with the Zame Partnership, Aegon edged out fellow Karaka graduate Bourbonaire (NZ) (Darci Brahma) by a nose in a pulsating finish. The third and fourth placegetters Marine (NZ) (Ocean Park) and Lord Ardmore (NZ) (Reliable Man) were both also purchased at Karaka.