With top-level wins April 1 at Royal Randwick, R & C Legh Racing and GPI Racing's 6-year-old gelding Chautauqua (AUS) and Godolphin's It's Somewhat earned automatic berths into the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) and the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T).
- Gray-Bay Gelding
- Born 2010
Japanese miler Maurice and Australian sprint star Chautauqua took top honors at Sha Tin Racecourse May 1 in a rare shutout for the local team in two group I events in Hong Kong.
Winx, Australia's reigning queen of the turf, came from near last and won the Aus$3 million Doncaster Mile (Aus-I) in sensational style April 2 at Royal Randwick.
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Delectation burst through in the nick of time for a Darley Classic (Aus-I) upset and Turn Me Loose won a third straight race in taking the Emirates Stakes (Aus-I) at Flemington Nov. 7.
Short-priced favorite Chautauqua roared from last and won the lucrative Manikato Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 23 at Moonee Valley's night meeting, stamping himself one of Australia's top sprinters.
Dissident and Wandjina finished a respective one-two in what looked to be a match race from the start in the All Aged Stakes (Aus-I) April 18 at Royal Randwick.
Terravista edged out the world's top-rated sprinter Lankan Rupee for favoritism in the AUS$2.5mil T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) but both were upstaged by late-running Chautauqua.
Two automatic starting positions in the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be on the line April 4 at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Australia, through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series.
Three-year-old Brazen Beau pulled a huge upset March 14 in winning the Lexus Newmarket Handicap (Aus-I) at Flemington, while Australian Horse of the Year Lankan Rupee not only was beaten but failed to place.
|Trainer||Michael, Wayne & John Haw|
|Owner||R & C Legh Racing (Mgrs: R & Mrs C Legh), G P I Racing (Mgr: G Ingham), Gurners|
|Breeder||Woodbury Pty Ltd|
|Chautauqua (AUS) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Encosta de Lago (AUS)||Fairy King|
|Shoal Creek (AUS)|
|Lovely Jubly (AUS)||Lion Hunter (AUS)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Berkeley Park Stud||($307,470)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|I'm a Rock|
|Mind Your Biscuits|