A Group 1 winner over the weekend bred in Victoria almost escaped us here at the TBV newsletter desk.
But we contacted the Johnson family of Euroa’s Ealing Park just in time about this surprise top-level winner for this week’s newsletter.
The Ron Quinton trained Daysee Doom (Domesday) took out the $600,000 Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens just beating another Victorian bred Domesday mare in Oregon’s Day.
It was a tremendous win for Daysee Doom who took her record to four stakes wins and career earnings of $1,174,575.
She was bred and is still owned by Western Australia’s Jack and Anthea Griffin.
But she was born and raised on the green grass of Euroa’s Ealing Park.
Ealing Park’s Tim Johnson (a former President of TBV) recalled the sad story behind Daysee Doom’s early days at the farm.
“Jack Griffin sent her over to us to walk her on to Darley at Northwood and be covered by Domesday. The mare, See A Victory, stayed with us and the following season foaled down (the Domesday filly) and went back to Darley (to Street Boss).
“But unfortunately, that (Street Boss) foal was in a dog sitting position. We sent her straight to the vet for a caesarean. The foal was already dead though and the mare died sixteen days later back at the farm.
“The only thing I could say to console Jack (the owner) was what a lovely yearling filly he had in the paddock.”
That ‘’lovely filly”, a 2012 foal, would be sent up to New South Wales to be broken in a few months later and sent to Ron Quinton’s stables before being named Daysee Doom.
Tim, who with his wife Lisa, ran a highly successful operation at Ealing Park has wound back operations in recent years.
Daysee Doom was from one of the last bigger crops of yearlings to come off the farm.
Other Group 1 winners to grow up at the farm in modern times have included Titanic Jack and Grand Journey while Cox Plate heroine Pinker Pinker as well as Feint Perfume were both foaled down at Ealing Park.