French Emotion completed a successful Friday for Victorian breeders with a brilliant victory in the TBV Newmarket Grandwest Hcp (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
The Moonee Valley race was sponsored by TBV’s partner Newmarket Grandwest, Australia’s leading provider of equine insurance, which many some of Victoria’s best breeding operations as its clients.
It was the fourth straight victory the Snitzel mare and her owner-breeders Valda Klaric & Ivan Cajkusic who carry out their breeding operations at Millford Thoroughbreds in Avenel.
The four year old mare is trained by Chris Waller. In his first five starts in NSW, the mare ran either 2nd or 3rd. But since being transferred to Waller’s Flemington stables, she has now got a perfect record of four wins from four races.
French Emotion is out of the Woodman mare Love and Emotion. She is also the dam of the speedy Love for Ransom who was formely trained by Greg Eurell to run in a Thousand Guineas.
Valda and Ivan have retained French Emotion’s yearling half-brother by Darley Victoria sire Domesday as well as a two-year-old half brother by Onemorenomore.
Millford had further reason to celebrate on Saturday when Arcadia Dream and Heart Starter both won Listed races at Ascot Racecourse, Perth. Owned and bred by Bob Peters, both were foaled and raised at the Avenel farm before going to Western Australia for their racing careers. The two three-year-olds are now both favourites for the Western Australian Oaks and Derby respectively coming up in April.