It is never easy being a third season sire, but Greta West Stud’s Master of Design is certainly doing a good of recent times in showcasing his ‘wares’ in terms of progeny performances.
The Adam Sangster bred Cath’s Village kicked off a winning long-weekend for Master Of Design with an emotional victory for her connections at Geelong on Friday.
Racing for the red-hot combination of Darren Weir and Damian Lane, she chimed in to claim the Coast Scaffolding Plate (1100m) for a syndicate that includes Cath Baker who is battling Motor Neuron Disease.
“This a win above and beyond horse racing,” Spicer Thoroughbreds manager Brad Spicer said.
“Jason Richardson and Cath’s friends have been raising money and awareness of the disease.
“We auctioned a share at a luncheon with Nicky Buckley, David Hayes and Mick Sharkie and about thirty people bought into the filly. She will go to town now and we’re organising a big day out for Cath and the Baker family.”
Cath’s Village cost $65,000 at the 2016 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. Her dam Path Of Love (More Than Ready) is a half-sister to USA stakes winner Paris Return who was exported to Australia where she won at Moonee Valley for Bart Cummings.
The Monomeith Stud Farmbred Riverdance Lad doubled up for Master Of Design in the Procon Developments Hcp (1200m) at Cranbourne on Friday evening. He’s the first foal of Waltzing Lily (Golden Snake) from a prolific winning family nurtured by Monomeith Stud’s Ross Hennessy.
The Ian and Vicki Bell bred Jaminzah won the Billy Smith Hall Of Fame Hcp (1800m) on Saturday to complete a hat-trick at Flemington. A member of Master Of Design’s first crop, he had won two in a row at headquarters earlier this season before transferring to Chris Waller’s stable in Sydney.
“It was his fourth run back from a spell so there were no worries about his fitness,” Waller explained. “And there’s more improvement to come now that he’s back in Melbourne.”
Jaminzah graduated from the 2015 VOBIS Gold Sale and has now earned $285,860.
The two days of success were finalised on Saturday night at Toowoomba with the Ben Currie trained 4YO Magic By Design saluting. The consistent mare has now won or placed in 8 of her 10 career starts.