In an unlikely but impressive situation, two Victorian bred horses by the same dam scored victories in consecutive races at Caulfield on Saturday.
Shakespearean Lass became the 13th black-type winner by Written Tycoon with a hard-fought victory in the Listed W J Adams Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield on Saturday
Just before that, her older half-brother and stablemate Dan Zephyr (Danbird) also won at Caulfield following a quick back-up from a Flemington victory last week.
Victorian breeder Colin Purss bred both gallopers and races them with friends and relations Mathew Gehle, Andrew Gill, Anthony Hales, Robert Knowles, Marcella Lopez, Stefanie & Marcus Middleton, Vicki Parr, Noel Paton, John Stark and Jarrad Willoughby.
The two gallopers are trained by Mornington’s Pat Carey who also prepared their dam Eliza Dream (Desert Sun) to three wins including the Azzurro Super VOBIS Hcp at Sandown. Her second dam La Zip (Zephyr Zip) was Group 1 placed in the Blue Diamond Stakes won by Bounding Away.
“It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in racing, it’s that little bit more special going to the next generation,” Carey’s wife Cheryl said.
“We trained the mother and it’s good to see the owners back you up and follow it through.”
Written Tycoon sired a winning treble at Caulfield – Grande Rosso & Written book-ended Shakespearean Lass – and the Woodside Park sire was also represented by Morphettville winner Boys Getaround Him on Saturday.