Rahy Gets Group One Winner in Australia

Three Chimneys Farm stalwart Rahy has garnered another first with a group I winner in Brisbane, Australia.

Allow (8-1) left her 18 rivals in the $325,000 (Australian funds) Queensland Oaks without excuses, prevailing by three lengths under Stathi Katsidis. A long head split outsiders Vietnam (by Admiralty) and Cape Cross daughter Stars in Flight for the minors. The 2:31.45 for the 1 ½-mile of Eagle Farm was just over four seconds wide of the race mark in a stop-start affair.

The 55th Oaks winner is Darley-bred. She is the first foal from Gweneira, an English-foaled daughter of Machiavellian and bred by Sheikh Mohammed.

Gweneira managed only one win in England, but is a sibling to graded winner Spring Oaks and listed winner and producer Fragrant Hill. Their dam is Prince of Wales (Eng-II) winner English Spring, by Grey Dawn II.

Darley sent Gweneira to Rahy to southern time before shipping her south. The 21-year-old son of Blushing Groom has had only a handful of runners in Australia.

Allow realized $53,000 as a yearling in Melbourne, the buyer Newhaven Park Stud. The Kelly family farm retained 70%. It sold the remaining interest to Max Whitby, Sandra Sully, and four others at a charity auction to aid Sydney's homeless.

Handled for the owners by Clarry Conners, now a dual winner of this group I, Allow has won three races and almost $260,000 from 14 starts.

In Australia, Gweneira has produced two colts by Carnegie, one by Exceed and Excel, and is in foal to Cape Cross.

Allow's crew is considering a $27,500 late entry fee to enable the predominantly gray filly to take on males in the June 10 Queensland Derby (Aust-I). The deadline is June 7. Five fillies have added the Derby in the past 20 years.