For the second year in a row, a speedy Victorian bred, Victorian sired, Lisa Lefoe trained filly has won the Northern Territory’s premier two-year-old race, the Inglis Red Centre Classic at Alice Springs.

Iron Lotus, a daughter of Turffontein bred by Corinella’s Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm won the juvenile race winning by almost four lengths eased to the line.

The Lauriston bred filly follows in the footsteps of the Kialla bred Desert Lashes (Reward for Effort) who won the 2016 edition and has remained unbeaten since. Her most recent victory was in the Listed Redelva Stakes at Morphettville.

Both youngsters were sold as yearlings through the Inglis VOBIS Gold Sale. Kristenvale Stables sold Desert Lashes as the 2015 sale for $6,000 while Laceby Lodge sold Iron Lotus for a bargain $5,000 at the 2016 sale. Both were then on sold at the Inglis Red Centre Sale.

Monday’s win on Alice Springs Cup Day by Iron Lotus was her second in her three start career. Her only loss was in her debut when she was runner-up to Reward for Effort gelding That’s Justified. The two swapped places on Monday.

Iron Lotus (Turffontein) as an Inglis VOBIS Gold Sale yearling

Iron Lotus (Turffontein) as an Inglis VOBIS Gold Sale yearling

Iron Lotus is the first winner for Bianconi (USA) mare Blazing Glory from the family of Group 1 winner Special Dane.

It continues a quality season of racing for Lauriston bred horses with dual Group 1 winner Global Glamour and Adelaide Magic Millions Classic winner Redoutable Miss among the big highlights.

Iron Lotus’s Blue Gum Farm based sire Turffontein is also having another quality year with his progeny on the racetrack.

In recent weeks alone, he has had quality city winners such as Give Us A Go, Blue Jangles and Dance With Fontein while the Darren Weir trained Lyuba has just fallen short of a Group win on multiple occasions.

He has also had break out wins amongst his progeny in the highly competitive racing jurisdictions of Hong Kong and Singapore.

Turffontein stands at Blue Gum Farm this coming breeding season for a fee of $8,800.

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