Offspring of Vinery Stallions Shine
Photo: Joy Gilbert/Courtesy of Vinery
More Than Ready at Vinery in Lexington, KY
Vinery Stud shuttle stallion More Than Ready   added a major Australian juvenile feature success to his rapidly expanding port folio when favored filly Augusta Proud (More Than Ready-Kadasha, by Langfuhr  ) maintained her unbeaten record with a 1 3/4-length victory against the males in the Aus$400,000 Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic. The six-furlong race at Morphettville was conducted in 105 degree heat.

Augusta Proud, ridden by Clare Lindop for trainer Leon Macdonald, led all-the-way to run a race record 1.09.85 (after dashing seven lengths clear coming to the bend) to defeat fellow filly Complete Control (Rubiton-General Resolve, by General Nediym) and fast-finishing colt Shadrach (Lonhro-Autumn Belle, by Bellotto).

Augusta Proud (passed-in for $47,500 as a yearling at the 2007 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale) now has  five wins, including the Marsh Breeders' Stakes over  six furlongs at Morphettville on March 1 and  the listed Blue Sky Thoroughbreds Stakes also at Morphettville on Feb. 9, from five starts, with earnings of Aus$425,603.

Two races later Vinery Stud sire Testa Rossa (Perugino-Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) added a feature success when his extra smart and favored gelding son Tosstestaroan (Testa Rossa-Moll Flanders, by His Royal Highness) scored a 2 1/4-length victory in the $200,000 Magic Millions Adelaide 3YO Trophy (over a mile) at Morphettville. Tosstestaroan, also ridden by Lindop for trainer Macdonald, defeated the fillies Truly Beautiful (Beautiful Crown-Zabstar, by Zabeel) who won last year’s Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic and La Viscomtessa (Viscount-La Favorita, by Seattle Dancer).

Tosstestaroan (a $41,000 yearling consigned by Fulmen Park at the 2006 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale) now has six wins, including the listed Adelaide Guineas over a mile at Morphettville on March 1, and four placings from 11 starts for $273,090 earnings.

Both he and Augusta Proud will now head north to compete in the $1.5million Gold Coast 2YO and 3YO Classics on 24 March.

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