Doomben Winner Bred In The Purple

Karaka Premier Sale graduate Purple Sector took his career to a new level with a dominant performance in Saturday’s Group 3 Rough Habit Plate at Doomben.

Purple Sector winning the Rough Habit Plate
Purple Sector winning the Rough Habit Plate Picture: Racing and Sports

The John Thompson-trained Purple Sector provided Pins, who died last year from colic, with his 84th stakes winner.

Offered by Trelawney Stud, Purple Sector was purchased by Duncan Ramage for NZ$60,000 at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale at Karaka.

He had already proven himself in elite three-year-old company, running second in the G3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) and third in the G3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) and Listed Dulcify Quality (1600m).

He also finished fourth in the G2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) and G3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m).

All that was missing was a black-type win, and he ticked that box in style on Saturday.

Ridden by Blake Shinn cruised to the lead at the top of the straight and kicked away, winning easily by two and a quarter lengths.

Purple Sector (Pins x Eden Valley by Zabeel) has now had 13 starts for two wins, four placings and A$203,750 in prize-money – more than three times his purchase price of $NZ60,000 as a yearling at Karaka.

His dam Eden Valley is a sister to the G1 winner Hill Of Grace and G2 winner Renewable.

Eden Valley was bought for just $10,000 at last year’s NZNB Karaka May Sale by the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry.


Racing and Sports



Doomben

Saturday, 11th May 2019

5
13:50
(local)

Rough Habit Plate (G3)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
AUD $140,000
2000m TURF GOOD
5
13:50
(local)
AUD $140,000
2000m GOOD

Rough Habit Plate (G3)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) 3yo C
PINS (AUS) - EDEN VALLEY (NZ)
BLAKE SHINN
JOHN P THOMPSON
$3.00
57.0kg
M B Sandblom, J A Hayek & Think Big Stud (Mgr: D G Ramage)

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2nd 3. A MAN TO MATCH (AUS) 3yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - PREGRADA (AUS)
LARRY CASSIDY
TONY GOLLAN
$9.00
57.0kg
Peachester Lodge (Mgr: Mrs L Huddy)

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3rd 1. DEALMAKER (AUS) 3yo C
DUNDEEL (NZ) - SPORT CHIC (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
CHRIS WALLER
$1.90
57.0kg
Star Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: Ms D J Martin), M H Wood, D A Meldrum, R M Lapointe, R B T Aurisch, Mrs H A Aurisch, Dr P G Van Buynder, Felgate Holdings (Mgr: P D Felgate), Paramount Racing (Mgr: Ms K M Wood), Boeara Holdings (Mgr: Ms D A Dunphy), B J Johnston & P A Aquino

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4th 5. BORAZON (AUS) 3yo G
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - CRISTAL CHATEAU (AUS)
R FRADD
CHRIS WALLER
$17.00
57.0kg

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5th 2. TRUSTY LAD (NZ) 3yo C
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - MISS JUVENTUS (AUS)
JAMES ORMAN
MATT KROPP
$17.00
57.0kg
6th 8. PARTNERSHIP (NZ) 3yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - HARMONY (NZ)
JASON TAYLOR
ETHAN ENSBY
$81.00
57.0kg

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7th 9. THE GOLDEN HIND (NZ) 3yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - SPRING VENTURE (NZ)
RON STEWART
STEVEN O'DEA
$15.00
57.0kg

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8th 10. MASSTOO (AUS) 3yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - GAELIC PRINCESS (AUS)
MICHAEL CAHILL
STUART KENDRICK
$101.00
57.0kg

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