Moorookyle Park vendor Nioka Wozny received a timely result before the Melbourne Premier when Welcome Stryker won the Super VOBIS 3YO Plate (1600m) at Ballarat on Sunday.
Trainer Danny Curran bought the son of Stryker for $10,000 from Moorookyle Park at the 2014 Inglis VOBIS Gold yearling sale.
Wozny is looking forward to showcasing her yearlings at Oaklands. They were bred by Hampton Heath Thoroughbreds and include an eye-catching filly by Statue Of Liberty from Veeandvee (Lot 697). The dam was a talented O’Reilly mare who won five times in Singapore. Second-dam Aspects Of Love (Famous Star) won the LR Canterbury Breeders Stakes at Riccarton.
Moorookyle Park’s colt by Darley sire Skilled (Lot 741) is a half-brother to Sha Tin winner Bite My Dust and the city placed three-time winner Signed And Sealed. Their dam Curtseys (Celtic Swing) has a 100% strike-rate as a broodmare and she is closely related to recent stakes winners Lite’N In My Veins (G3 Lee-Steere Classic) and Tuscan Sling (G3 Bellmaine Stakes).
It’s the prolific Stage Hit family that has also produced big race winners Starline, Beechcraft, Bullwinkle, Silver Wraith and Silver Nymph.
Moorookyle Park is stabled in Barn E at Oaklands.