Kerrie’s Wingrove Park is the latest of Victoria’s ‘smaller’ breeders to establish a winning streak of homebreds.
In partnership with Bendigo trainer Shane Fliedner, Wingrove Park has picked up three wins over the past week – making it six wins in as many weeks.
Wingrove Park was established at Kerrie (near Romsey) in 1997 by Joe and Daira Vella. Since then the farm has produced a steady stream of winners. This has included black-type winners Fair Trade, Sparks Fly and Classiconi.
“For a boutique farm it has been an excellent way to conclude the calendar year – with only a select group of broodmares of which it is a wonderful achievement,” Wingrove Park CEO Joseph Vella explained.
The past week’s winning streak for Wingrove began at The Valley on Friday night when In Fairness was again successful at the circuit – this time over 1600 metres in the LF Sign Group Handicap.
The front-running son of Denman led all the way fresh over 1200 metres and rose sharply to the mile, carrying an impost of 61 kilograms, but again ran rivals ragged with Harry Coffey in the saddle.
“I’ve always wanted to try him at a mile so we lengthened his work out and thought we might get left alone not thinking we would get the distance,” Fliedner told Racing.com post-race.
The five-year-old’s earnings have now passed the $91,075 barrier.
It wouldn’t take the stud and stable long to strike again when Silentski scored second-up from a lengthy spell at Wangaratta the following day.
The daughter of Gonski is a half-sister to smart stable performers Primitive Man and Silent Man from the Wingrove Park dam Silent Spring.
To round out a profitable week, Hard Spark thrilled her owners making it back-to-back victories in the final race at Echuca on Monday.
After taking 13 starts to break her maiden, since the blinkers have been removed the daughter of Hard Spun has made it two wins on end.
Settling back in the field, the four-year-old savaged the line and got up in the final stride with Harry Coffey once again donning the maroon Wingrove Park silks to victory.
The Wingrove Park bred/Shane Fliedner trained winners in the past six weeks:
- November 18 – In Fairness (Denman x Villa Igea) Moonee Valley
- November 30 – Flying Spark (Denman x Sparks Fly) Bendigo
- December 6 – Hard Spark (Hard Spun x El Spark) Wangaratta
- December 16 – In Fairness (Denman x Villa Igea) Moonee Valley
- December 17 – Silentski (Gonski x Silent Spring) Wangaratta
- December 19 – Hard Spark (Hard Spun x El Spark) Echuca