EMotional Oaks Win For Garry Newham

Emotions flowed at Doomben on Saturday when exciting filly Winning Ways scored an impressive win in the Group One Queensland Oaks.

It was heart-wrenching for connections with the win coming just a week after her owner Paul Makin sadly passed away.

Carrying the Paulyn Investments colours made famous by Makin owned stars including Starcraft, Winning Ways (Declaration Of War x Skip Along by Galileo) emerged as one of Australia's new rising staying prospects with an exciting victory.

Winning Ways winning the Treasury Brisbane Qld Oaks
Winning Ways winning the Treasury Brisbane Qld Oaks Picture: Racing and Sports

Trainer Garry Newham was able to deliver on a long time promise to the Makin family - telling them Winning Ways would win the Oaks early in her racing career.

And win she did thanks to a copybook ride that led to a first Group One win for young local jockey Matthew McGillivray.

"I'm definitely thinking of Paul. He put a lot of money into the game and loved his horses," Newham said of his recently departed mate Paul Makin.

"Paul was looking down on us today - to win in his colours was just amazing.

“He brought me back to racing when he trusted me with this beautiful filly, He's been amazing to me and I hope we've done him and his family proud.

“I said to him months ago we'll win the Oaks. And after the Roses he said you're right we'll win the Oaks. He knew.

"This is the best filly I've had my hands on.

“She's immature yet - she hasn't furnished. She could be a Caulfield Cup horse."

Trainer: GARRY NEWHAM and Jockey: MATTHEW MC GILLIVRAY after, Winning Ways winning the Treasury Brisbane Qld Oaks
Trainer: GARRY NEWHAM and Jockey: MATTHEW MC GILLIVRAY after, Winning Ways winning the Treasury Brisbane Qld Oaks Picture: Racing and Sports

Winning Ways boasts an imposing record for a lightly raced staying prospect winning seven of her 13 starts, earning $479,200.

A half sister by Declaration of War to Perth stakes winner Dreamtime Dancer, Winning Ways was a $110,000 purchased for leading international bloodstock agent Dermot Farrington from the Coolmore Stud draft at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Farrington was a long time friend and bloodstock adviser and buyer for Makin and he welcomed today's emotional result with great pride.

As Farrington put it succinctly following the win - "He always had the last say."

Winning Ways is the second G1 winner by former Coolmore shuttle sire Declaration Of War, who covered a total of 213 mares during his two southern hemisphere breeding seasons in 2014 and 2015.

He is also the sire of G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner Olmedo.

The dam pf Winning Ways Skip Along died in 2015 shortly after foaling the filly.

She is also the dam of Listed winner Dreamtime Dancer (Danehill Dancer).

Skip Along was a half-sister to the Listed winner Unfurled (Unfuwain) from the Listed winner and G1 placed Peony (Lion Cavern).

There was an unfortunate postscript as Winning Ways was found to have bled, resulting in an automatic three-month ban.


Racing and Sports



Doomben

Saturday, 01st June 2019

8
15:35
(local)

Treasury Brisbane Qld Oaks (G1)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN
AUD $500,000
2200m TURF GOOD
8
15:35
(local)
AUD $500,000
2200m GOOD

Treasury Brisbane Qld Oaks (G1)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. WINNING WAYS (AUS) 3yo F
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) - SKIP ALONG (GB)
MATTHEW MC GILLIVRAY
GARRY NEWHAM
$21.00
56.5kg
Paulyn Investments Pty Ltd

Sales Information

2nd 9. DAWSON DIVA (AUS) 3yo F
FALVELON (AUS) - GOLD COAST GIRL (AUS)
RYAN WIGGINS
GARNETT TAYLOR
$151.00
56.5kg
J G Howard, S A Nobbs, R J Byriel & C R Long
3rd 14. LADY CUVEE (NZ) 3yo F
SAVABEEL (AUS) - LILY BOLLINGER (NZ)
R FRADD
CHRIS WALLER
$151.00
56.5kg
C Hadjiparaskeva & Mrs F Hadjiparaskeva

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4th 12. ANGEL OF HEAVEN (AUS) 3yo F
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ)
LARRY CASSIDY
KRIS LEES
$16.00
56.5kg
5th 2. ALIFEROUS (AUS) 3yo F
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - WILLOW (AUS)
BRENTON AVDULLA
KRIS LEES
$9.00
56.5kg

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6th 1. PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) 3yo F
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - GLITZABEEL (NZ)
DAMIEN OLIVER
DAVID BRIDEOAKE
$2.62
56.5kg

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7th 8. WELSH LEGEND (AUS) 3yo F
CAMELOT (GB) - ONETHINGATATIME (AUS)
BLAKE SHINN
CHRIS WALLER
$17.00
56.5kg
8th 13. SAVIGNE (AUS) 3yo F
OCEAN PARK (NZ) - HY FUJI (AUS)
BRAD STEWART
CHRIS WALLER
$41.00
56.5kg

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9th 5. PINMEDOWN (NZ) 3yo F
PINS (AUS) - ALLEYWAY (NZ)
MICHAEL WALKER
MICHAEL MORONEY
$61.00
56.5kg

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10th 6. ROSENDAHL RED (AUS) 3yo F
RED DAZZLER (AUS) - ROSENDAHL (AUS)
JAMES ORMAN
MATT KROPP
$201.00
56.5kg

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11th 10. IN GOOD HEALTH (AUS) 3yo F
CONGRATS (USA) - FITNESS (AUS)
MARK DU PLESSIS
JOHN RAMSEY
$301.00
56.5kg
12th 11. DUNLANI (AUS) 3yo F
DUNDEEL (NZ) - TERALANI (AUS)
JORDAN CHILDS
MATT CUMANI
$21.00
56.5kg

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13th 15. OUR INTRIGUE (NZ) 3yo F
SHOWCASING (GB) - FOREVER AND EVER (IRE)
LEITH INNES
TONY PIKE
$21.00
56.5kg

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14th 16. DUCHESS OF LENNOX (NZ) 3yo F
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - DUNBARTON (AUS)
COREY BROWN
CHRIS WALLER
$16.00
56.5kg

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15th 17. ON THE WHITE TURF (NZ) 3yo F
SAVABEEL (AUS) - PINS ON ICE (NZ)
JAMES MCDONALD
R & M FREEDMAN
$17.00
56.5kg
16th 3. ETANA (AUS) 3yo F
SHAMUS AWARD (AUS) - PINK SIRIS (AUS)
J ALLEN
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$4.25
56.5kg

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