Easter colt Hall of Fame proved himself one of New Zealand’s most exciting 3YOs when he took out Saturday’s Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham – the sole Group 1 race contested in Australasia over the weekend.
Australia’s leading thoroughbred auction house Inglis was the leading source of 2YO Stakes winners and 2YO Group 1 winners last season, and today’s results further strengthen the argument it will continue to dominate in 2017.
Australian bred sprinters Not Listenin'tome and Lucky Bubbles filled the quinella in the Group II Bochk Wealth Mgmt Jockey Club Sprint at Sha Tin on Sunday, the race also featuring the return of the great HK Champion Able Friend.
The 16th foal of the stakes-winning Bletchingly mare Tennessee Morn, 5-year-old Magnus gelding Malaguerra added a second Group 1 to his CV when holding off rising sprint star Spieth in Saturday's $1million Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington.
A $75,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the draft of Torryburn Stud, talented six year-old Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) mare Jessy Belle has taken her own good time to win her first Black Type event, but did it in style at Flemington on Saturday with a sweet victory in the Group II VRC Matriarch Stakes.