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Victorian-Sired Black Type Wins (June)

Victorian sires have celebrated yet another successful month, producing seven individual stakes winners, including two prestigious Group 1 victories headlined by Asfoora at Royal Ascot. This continued success underscores the exceptional quality and competitive edge of Victorian-sired horses in the racing industry, further solidifying their reputation on both national and international stages.


Socks Nation (Image: Racing Photos)

Socks Nation (Sioux Nation x Tahnee Tiara) – G1 Queensland Oaks

Ciaron Maher’s Socks Nation (ex Tahnee Tiara) caused an upset when leading from pillar to post to claim the Group 1 Queensland Oaks under Ryan Maloney at Eagle Farm. The tough three-year-old filly was bred by Ian Millard and is by Swettenham Stud’s former shuttle stallion, Sioux Nation. Bred, sired and sold in Victoria, she was a $160,000 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale purchase for Suman Hedge Bloodstock from Milburn Creek.

Asfoora (Image: Racing Photos)

Asfoora (Flying Artie x Golden Child) – G1 King Charles III S.

Victorian-bred and -sired Asfoora (ex Golden Child) claimed the biggest win of her career with a sensational victory in the G1 King Charles III S. on the world stage at Royal Ascot for Henry Dwyer. The globetrotting racemare is by Blue Gum Farm’s Flying Artie and was bred in Victoria by her owners, Noor Elaine Farm. Asfoora’s victory provided a big night for Australian racing fans. Still, it was an even more memorable occasion for many Victorian connections, including Musk Creek Farm, who bred her dam, Golden Child, and granddam Predestined.

Just Folk (Magnus x Fast Ruby) – G3 Lord Mayor’s Cup

Evergreen galloper Just Folk (ex Fast Ruby) registered his ninth career win and fifth at stakes level when taking out the Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup with ease for Gavin Bedgood at Eagle Farm. The son of Widden Stud Victoria’s late sire, Magnus, was bred by the Dwyer family and sold to his trainer and Mailbag Bloodstock for $199,000 in the 2023 Inglis Digital July Sale.


Magnificent Andy (Magnus x Yaloginda) – G3 Hyperion S.

Widden Stud’s late sire Magnus recorded an interstate Group double when Magnificent Andy (ex Yaloginda) got up in a tight finish in the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes for Simon Miller at Belmont. A homebred for Western Australia’s David Reed, he has won ten of his 28 starts and has amassed over $700,000 in career earnings.


Roll On High (Shamus Award x All Highs On Me) – G3 Fred Best Classic

The talented three-year-old daughter of Rosemont Stud’s Shamus Award, Roll On High (ex-All Highs On Me), scored the Group 3 Fred Best Classic. She charged down the Eagle Farm straight in determined fashion, with Group 1 Doomben 10,000 victress Bella Nipotina and Group 1 Stradbroke H. winner Stefi Magnetica finishing second and third, respectively.


Freedom Rally (Rubick x Ipioga) – Listed Wayne Wilson

Tony Gollan’s Freedom Rally (ex Ipioga) drove home late to secure the Listed Wayne Wilson Plate under James McDonald at Eagle Farm. The consistent son of Rubick was bred by his co-owners Grandlodge Thoroughbreds and is the 13th individual stakes winner for his Swettenham Stud-based sire. Before this breakthrough stakes victory, his winter campaign consisted of two stakes placings and an honest fourth-place finish in the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup.


Come Right Back (Toronado x Sense Of Purpose) – Listed South West Cup

The tough seven-year-old out of multiple city winner Sense Of Purpose produced an upset victory in the Listed South West Cup at Bunbury, claiming his first stakes win at 48th start. He has won 11 of 48 starts with over $600k in prizemoney and bonuses. The win also brought the number of individual stakes winners for his sire – Swettenham Stud stallion Toronado – to 38.

Congratulations to all connections!

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