The past fortnight has seen a rush of winners by Chatswood Stud’s Reward for Effort and perhaps the best of them came on Friday night.
The Darren Weir trained filly Brugal Reward collected the Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes becoming the tenth winner over ten days for her sire.
The black type win was particularly satisfying for Chatswood principal Greg Willis and the Seymour based team as she was bred and raised on the farm on the banks of the Goulburn.
“We actually got a loan of the mare from Robyn and Paul Radford who owned Apache Cat as they were not using her, so we sent her to Reward For Effort and Brugal Reward was the result of that mating,” Greg said.
It’s also a nice connection as the dam, Tiger Tess, is a half-sister to Champion Sprinter and eight-time Group 1 winner Apache Cat, one of Chatswood Stud’s best graduates.
Brugal Reward had won at Moonee Valley at her previous start, but an outside barrier threatened to cruel her chances of s second consecutive win at the track. A late charge home around the field under young jockey Ben Allen, saw her grab a close win in the 1200 metre race.
The filly was bought by John Foote Bloodstock for Darren Weir at session two of the 2015 Inglis Premier Sale for $45,000. With three wins across thirteen starts, she has now earned $180,000 for connections.
Brugal Reward is the fourth stakes-winner for Chatswood Stud’s Blue Diamond winning sire Reward for Effort. He has now crept into the Top 50 sires of Australia with his seasonal progeny earnings exceeding $1.75 million.
Reward for Effort is also the leading third season sire by winners, placing him in front of the likes of Star Witness and Hinchinbrook.
Greg said Brugal Reward was typical of a Reward for Effort.
“They are a similar type, strong with plenty of bone and bred on the hills. We are not breeding show ponies, we are breeding good strong racehorses.” he said.