Artie Schiller's high-class daughter Vain Queen remains unbeaten after four career starts following a comfortable first-up success over a quality field of mares.
Emirates Park’s regally bred colt De Shamekh is to begin stud duties in Queensland this season. A handsome chestnut colt raced in the colours of Hussain Lootah, son of stud principal His Excellency Nasser Lootah, the son of Encosta de Lago is to join the stallion roster of Craiglea Stud, Kenilworth.
The first Australian-bred foal by Dream Ahead (USA) was born overnight when a chestnut filly from Tobouggie Woogie was safely delivered at Segenhoe Stud in the Hunter Valley.
The second 3-year-old starter of Mutawaajid's stud career provided a very encouraging sign of things to come when Mitzi Del Bra won on debut in a Maiden Plate staged on the Geelong All-Weather circuit over 1000 metres.
The proven mating of Al Maher with Fatoon was responsible for another notable Sydney metropolitan winner when Kirov overcame a wide passage in an $85,000 3YO Handicap (1400m) staged at Rosehill Gardens to score by close to a two lengths winning margin.
Glorious Goodwood’s prestigious Richmond Stakes (G2) has been won by another precocious son of Acclamation following the success of Emirates Park shuttle stallion Harbour Watch (Ire) in 2011.