Dorrington Farm owner-breeder Rob Crabtree pocketed all the bonuses on offer when his homebred Miss Promiscuity won the $280,000 VOBIS Gold Sprint at Caulfield.

The Magnus mare has banked $583,320 since winning a Dunkeld maiden as a spring three year-old, but the Hastings-based breeder has been involved with both sides of her family for generations.

Magnus won the Group 1 Galaxy in Sydney for Crabtree and his wife Yvonne and they stand him in association with Eliza Park International.


Miss Promiscuity fights off Jalan Jalan (inside) & The Quarterback (far left) to win the VOBIS Gold Sprint

Miss Promiscuity fights off Jalan Jalan (inside) & The Quarterback (far left) to win the VOBIS Gold Sprint (Brett Holburn/Racing Photos)

His VOBIS Gold Sprint winner is out of Zipstream (Distant Music) who won at Sandown carrying the couple’s red and white checked colours.

“I bred the mare, I own the dam, I own the sire” exclaimed a thrilled Crabtree in his winner’s acceptance speech at Caulfield.

Miss Promiscuity will be given the chance to emulate her sire in Group 1 company this campaign.

“She has been racing really well for the best part of 12 months and Craig (Williams) didn’t move on her until the furlong,” trainer David Hayes said on Saturday.

“I think she will be a pretty good chance in the Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide next month.”

Zipstream is a half-sister to the Dorrington Farm bred stakes winners Amtrak (Flying Spur) and Furio (Testa Rossa) and she foaled a Magnus colt for the Crabtrees in October.

Meanwhile, Magnus’ million dollar earning mare Magnifisio has notched her 7th stakes victory in the Listed Sheila Gwynne Classic (1400m) at Ascot. She will be favoured to claim more black-type in the Listed Northam Stakes on May 1.

The Perth based mare is the leading earner for Magnus with $1.43 million topped by a Group 1 victory in the 2014 Winterbottom Stakes.

Managing part-owner Alan MacAlister said Magnifisio will be entered for the Magic Millions National Sale after completing her current campaign.

“If she doesn’t reach her reserve, we will send her to a sire over in the east,” he explained.

“She was only a shadow of herself last year, but looks a million now.”

Alongside those two weekend winners, a perplexing ride didn’t give Magnus’ son Malguerra much chance in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick. He is still expected to line up in Brisbane for the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap.

Finally, The Alfonso, a son of Magnus bred by Peter Moody, couldn’t quite secure a victory in Sunday’s Group 1 Macau-Hong Kong Trophy finishing runner up. Already proven as one of Macau’s best gallopers and having performed admirably in Hong Kong, he has now won almost half a million dollars in this season alone.

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