Juvenile Stakes Double For Showcasing

Former shuttle stallion Showcasing enjoyed a notable day with his two-year-olds in New Zealand on Saturday with a pair of stakes winners at Te Rapa and Riccarton.

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All About Magic Picture: Race Images Photo

The son of Oasis Dream was represented by the Listed Champagne Stakes winner All About Magic at Riccarton and Rainbow Dash, winner of the Listed Waikato Vet Centre Stakes at Te Rapa.

The double took Showcasing’s tally of stakes winners to 35. He is currently standing at Whitsbury Manor Stud in the UK after previously shuttling to Haunui Farm in NZ.

Rainbow Dash (Showcasing x Sarsourti by Ustinov) has enjoyed a notable season for trainer Jenna Mahoney, having only once finishing further back than second in her six starts to date when sixth on an unsuitable heavy track in the G1 Sistema Stakes at Ellerslie in March

Mahoney part-owns the filly with Geoff Wolfe and Michaela Murray’s Murray Bloodstock, who paid only $14,000 for the filly out of Book 3 at the 2018 NZB National Yearling Sale at Karaka.

All About Magic (Showcasing x Rosecroft by Montjeu) is trained at Riccarton by Michael and Matthew Pitman for her breeder Stephanie Rathgen.

Michael Pitman is currently in the UK preparing dual G1 winner Enzo’s Lad (Testa Rossa) for the Royal Ascot carnival in June.

All About Magic, who has now won three of her five starts, is the third foal from Rosecroft, a daughter of talented performer Soltanto (Tights) from the family of G1 winners Soliloquy (Sobig), Solveig (Imposing), Culminate (Elnadim), Captivate (Stravinsky) and Savaria (Savabeel).

Rathgen purchased Rosecroft in foal to Showcasing for $7000 at the 2016 NZB National Broodmare Sale.

The well-travelled Draci Brahma 6YO He Kin Fly notched his fourth successive win and fifth since returning from Hong Kong in Listed Daphne Bannan Memorial Great Easter Stakes at Riccarton.

The winner of the Listed Timaru Stakes earlier this year, He Kin Fly won twice for the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable in New Zealand before he was sold to Hong Kong interests in 2016.

He raced five times in Hong Kong, recording one win, before injury resulted in his return to New Zealand in 2018 to join the South Island stable of Neill Ridley.

Ridley has found the key to the rising 7YO, who was sold as a weanling at Karaka in 2013 for $62,500 where his underbidder was current part-owner Bruce Harvey.

“We were underbidders on him as a weanling when Mark and Sarah Devcich bought him and kept an eye on him through his early starts,” Harvey said.

“When his Hong Kong connections wanted to retire him we asked if we could take him and try him if he was sound and they agreed.

“We got him back and sent him down to Neill. We thought the South Island tracks might suit him and that has proven correct as he has been going super ever since he went down there.”

He Kin Fly is one of two winners from the Listed winner Shi Kin Fly (Shinko King) while his fourth dam was the G1 winner Raywood Lass (Diplomatic Agent).

Shi Kin Fly has a 2YO filly by Makfi and a weanling colt by Turn Me Loose. She was served by Vespa in 2018.

He Kin Fly has now had a total of 25 starts for eight wins, five placings and $303,675 in stakes.

Ho Ho Khan, winner of Sunday’s Queen Mother Memorial Cup at Sha Tin taking his earnings to more than $HK6 million, could have been bought for $65,000 at the 2016 Ready to Run Sale at Karaka.

The Group 3 win by the Westbury Stud-bred son of Makfi prompted trainer David Hall to look ahead to the Hong Kong International Races in December where the G1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) or G1 Hong Kong Vase (2400m) could be on his agenda.

“My intention would be to put him away now and hopefully he can mature a bit more and we might have a horse for December,” he said.

“He certainly looks like he’s good enough to be there and warrant a solid prep for December.”

Ho Ho Khan (Makfi x Chine Choice) has now had 14 starts for five wins, four placings and HK$6.28 million in stakes – more than 18 times his reserve at the Ready to Run Sale in 2016.
Racing and Sports



Te Rapa

Saturday, 04th May 2019

6
14:49
(local)

Waikato Equine Vet Centre 2yo (LR)

Age: 2yo Type: OPEN
NZD $50,000
1100m TURF DEAD
6
14:49
(local)
NZD $50,000
1100m DEAD

Waikato Equine Vet Centre 2yo (LR)

Age: 2yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 7. RAINBOW DASH (NZ) 2yo F
SHOWCASING (GB) - SARSOURTI (NZ)
KELLY MC CULLOCH
JENNA MAHONEY
$6.50
54.5kg
Murray Bloostock Partnership, Jenna Mahoney & Geoff Wolfe

Sales Information

2nd 1. WHISKEY NEAT (AUS) 2yo G
DENMAN (AUS) - OUIJA (AUS)
MICHAEL COLEMAN
TONY PIKE
$2.00
56.5kg
S T Leung

Sales Information

3rd 10. RAMAZZOTTI (NZ) 2yo F
PER INCANTO (USA) - SUZIE THE CAT (NZ)
MATTHEW CAMERON
MURRAY BAKER
$10.00
54.5kg
Jml Bloodstock Ltd (Mgr: L Petagna)
4th 8. FOLK DRESS (AUS) 2yo F
PIERRO (AUS) - GYPSY CHIMES (USA)
CRAIG GRYLLS
JAMIE RICHARDS
$8.00
54.5kg

Sales Information

5th 4. KURT (NZ) 2yo C
KINGMAN (GB) - MISS OLIVE (IRE)
SAMANTHA COLLETT
STEPHEN AUTRIDGE
$21.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

6th 2. LOUIS LUCK (AUS) 2yo G
DISSIDENT (AUS) - MY OPTION (USA)
OPIE BOSSON
JAMIE RICHARDS
$9.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

7th 9. BRONTE BEACH (NZ) 2yo F
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - BRONTE LASS (AUS)
RYAN ELLIOT
STEPHEN MARSH
$15.00
54.5kg
8th 5. HARLECH (NZ) 2yo C
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - OBSESSION (NZ)
VIN COLGAN
MICHAEL MORONEY & PAM GERARD
$81.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

9th 6. SCORPZ (NZ) 2yo C
CHARM SPIRIT (IRE) - FORBETTERFORWORSE (AUS)
DONAVAN MANSOUR
STEPHEN MARSH
$67.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

10th 13. ACTING UP (NZ) 2yo F
SHOWCASING (GB) - RAY'S GIRL (NZ)
SHAUN M MC KAY
STEPHEN MARSH
$51.00
54.5kg
11th 11. SHOWOROSES (NZ) 2yo F
SHOWCASING (GB) - RODRIGO ROSE (NZ)
A CALDER
JOANNE SURGENOR
$31.00
54.5kg
12th 3. KING MIDAS (NZ) 2yo G
BURGUNDY (NZ) - AVANT GARDE (NZ)
BARRY JONES
PETER HUXTABLE
$41.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

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