First season sires add to their tallies

Seventh winner for Winner Rupert, three for Defcon and first for Vanbrugh

Winning Rupert.
Winning Rupert. Picture: Newgate Farm.

Newgate Farm’s first season sire Winning Rupert (Written Tycoon) sired his seventh winner when Ranveer (2 c ex Bitter Twist by California Dane) won the Clanbrooke Racing Handicap (1000m) at Sandown-Hillside on Saturday.

Ranveer was a $200,000 purchase at the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale Book 1 by his trainer Matt Laurie from the draft of Western Breeders Alliance.

Winning Rupert is the equal fifth leading sire of Australia by winners which is headed by his barnmate Capitalist (Written Tycoon).


Fellow first season sire Defcon (Choisir) also sired a new winner on Saturday when Conismo (2 g ex Amaranda by Fasliyev) won a maiden over 1300m at Gold Coast. 

In New Zealand, Windsor Park Stud-based Vanbrugh (Encosta De Lago) notched up his first winner when Mustang Valley (2 f ex Cream Of The Crop by New Approach) broke her maiden over 1200 metres at Te Rapa. Trained by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman and bred by Windsor Park who remain in the ownership, the filly scored by a length and three quarters over Riverplate (Flying Artie). Vanbrugh will stand for a fee of NZ$5,000 (plus GST) this season. 

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