The full Rangal Park bloodlines were on show at Bairnsdale on its Cup Day on Sunday.
The stand out result was the Rangal Park home-bred 4YO Seven Year Reward (Reward for Effort) scoring for his trainer Greg Eurell.
Seven Year Reward is out of Rangal Park’s successful Keltrice mare, Seven Year Itch.
Rangal Park owner Eric Buttler said he was thrilled to see the Eurell trained horse keep his unbeaten record, particularly one out of a mare sired by his former stallion Keltrice.
“We have Keltrice fondly buried here at the farm next to Palace Music, so it is lovely to see his bloodline still producing winners,” Buttler said.
“Seven Year Itch has been a wonderful broodmare so far, as she had produced three to race, all winners and all talented.”
Her two other progeny are the multiple Moonee Valley winner Punt Club (Equiano) and the stakes winning Scratchy Lass (US Ranger).
“He (Seven Year Itch) is a pretty exciting sort of horse, as that first run “lit your eyes up” the way he performed, and now with two wins from two starts he is getting some well-deserved attention,” Buttler said.
The gelding’s sire, Chatswood Stud’s Reward For Effort, is certainly becoming a consistent producer of exciting up and coming gallopers.
“Reward for Effort is pushing out a winner at almost every race meeting now. He is doing an exceedingly good job as a stallion and I can imagine that Greg (Willis) is more than pleased with the way his progeny is performing,” Buttler said.
Beyond Seven Year Itch’s win, Euroa’s Rangal Park also had a winner on the sire side on Bairnsdale Cup Day.
The Shea Eden trained Asset Rich, a son of Danerich, was arguably the most impressive winner of the day, taking out his second career race comfortably by four lengths. He was bred by the Tassoulas family.
“Danerich is going very well in the breeding shed, he is such a fertile stallion,” Buttler said.
“He best-performed progeny on the track have come from mares with a stouter pedigree, those that can get over a bit of distance and like to stay, rather than the speedy mares. He has also produced very well with mares that have an outcross to Northern Dancer.”
“We are still happy to accept mares to Danerich for the season and to take on mares to agist on the property for the season, as it has been just a marvellous season for growth, there is so much feed, we are lush and green,” Buttler said