Lauriston Park’s Chris Bakker will be cheering on high-class mare Suavito should she make the field for next Saturday’s $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick.
Suavito (Thorn Park) has been a great advertisement for Bakker’s Euroa farm where she spelled in preparation for an outstanding campaign that has seen her already claim the G1 Futurity Stakes and G2 Blamey Stakes in Melbourne.
The Nigel Blackiston trained four-year-old had finished last year with victories in the G3 Tesio Stakes and G2 Matriarch Stakes. “I have known Chris for a long time and he does a wonderful job,” Blackiston said. “We spell several of our best horses at Lauriston and we are always thrilled with the condition in which they come back to us.”
Lauriston Park stands Makybe Diva’s sire Desert King and its lush paddocks are also home to champion mare Let’s Elope. She is the oldest Melbourne Cup winner alive and looks much younger than her 27 years – testament to just how well she is cared for at the historic property which was once home to champion sire Plush.
Lauriston Park was purchased by Chris and Kathie Bakker in 2003 and it boasts the best water supply in the Euroa district with Creighton’s Creek running through the property. It’s an ideal choice for long distance owners and more hands-on owners alike. Chris can be contacted on 0427 903 353.