Henry had The Eye For Kubrick

The astute eye of renowned racing and breeding figure Henry Plumptre led syndicator Denise Martin to her latest success story Kubrick

Kubrick (Shooting To Win x Alcatraz by Fastnet Rock) recorded a thrilling rails-hugging win in the inaugural $1 million Bondi Stakes at Randwick on Saturday thanks to a daring ride by Brenton Avdulla to take fore his way through a needle eye opening in the straight.

Kubrick winning the Bondi Stakes
Kubrick winning the Bondi Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

His heart stopping win was a big boost for his young sire Shooting To Win, the son of Northern Meteor who won four of his 11 starts including the G1 Caulfield Guineas and G2 Stan Fox Stakes.

With his oldest progeny only three Kubrick is among his 18 first crop winners and is proving yet another wonderful performer trained by Chris Waller for Martin's Star Thoroughbreds syndicates.

From just seven starts he has earned more than $810,000 and becomes the third winner of a million dollar race this year in the Star Thoroughbreds colours, joining Fiesta (Inglis 3YO Sprint) and Invincibella (Magic Millions Fillies & Mares), a subsequent winer of the G1 Tatt's Tiara.

Henry Plumptre
Henry Plumptre Picture: Racing and Sports

Martin purchased Kubrick for $250,000 at last year's Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale but only after a wise word from Plumptre, the former Godolphin chief and now in charge of Cambridge Stud in New Zealand.

"Henry Plumptre was helping me with my yearling selections in Melbourne last year and he had a lot to do with Shooting To Win from his days at Godolphin," Martin revealed.

"He told me he had found a beautiful Shooting To Win colt at the sale and as soon as I saw him I knew I wanted him.

"He was very popular so it was nice to take him home.''

Kubrick was offered at the Premier Sale by his breeder Ross Ferris from Two Bays Farm and is the first foal to race from his dam Alcatraz.

Alcatraz is from the family of the multiple stakes winner Twiglet, the dam of G1 winners Fairy King Prawn and Easy Rocking and the stakes winner Crevette.

Shooting To Win sired three winners on Saturday with victories by Shooting Love at the Gold Coast and Testino at Yarra Valley.


Racing and Sports



Randwick

Saturday, 26th October 2019

7
16:35
(local)

Bondi Stakes

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
AUD $1,001,000
1600m TURF GOOD
7
16:35
(local)
AUD $1,001,000
1600m GOOD

Bondi Stakes

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 1. KUBRICK (AUS) 3yo C
SHOOTING TO WIN (AUS) - ALCATRAZ (AUS)
BRENTON AVDULLA
CHRIS WALLER
$3.75
57.0kg
Star Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: Ms D J Martin), Felgate Holdings (Mgr: P D Felgate), Mrs R A Glasgow, C G Olliver, Paramount Racing (Mgr: Ms K M Wood), G M Hollis, M H Wood, R B T Aurisch, Mrs H A Aurisch, Boeara Holdings (Mgr: Ms D A Dunphy), Nick Vass Bloodstock (Mgr: N Vass) & Mrs A Vass

Sales Information

2nd 6. PANCHO (AUS) 3yo G
DISSIDENT (AUS) - NOVEL DANCER (AUS)
GLYN SCHOFIELD
CHRIS WALLER
$21.00
57.0kg
Laurel Oak Bloodstock Pty Ltd, Mrs M Meier, Boeara Holdings, Inspire, J Sutherland, Tiani Vlei, D O'Brien, N & J Hughes, M Forsdick, B Hastie, D Tilbury, Mrs S Tilbury, M Clift, A & P Hickey, Mrs D Boag, McGrath Family, L Boag, S Parker, G Pointon & M Riley

Sales Information

3rd 3. COLADA (AUS) 3yo G
BRAZEN BEAU (AUS) - CLEARLY FOXY (USA)
ROBBIE DOLAN
GERALD RYAN
$8.00
57.0kg
Sun Stud (Mgr: Ms M C Cheng)

Sales Information

4th 7. BALLISTIC BOY (AUS) 3yo G
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - MAGICAL MIST (NZ)
MS RACHEL KING
CHRIS ANDERSON
$21.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

5th 2. JUST THINKIN' (AUS) 3yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - NOTHIN' LEICA CAT (NZ)
TIM CLARK
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$3.75
57.0kg

Sales Information

6th 9. ZEBROWSKI (NZ) 3yo C
SAVABEEL (AUS) - POLISH PRINCESS (GB)
JEAN VAN OVERMEIRE
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
$51.00
57.0kg
7th 10. KOOWEERUP (AUS) 3yo F
MORE THAN READY (USA) - ALLEZ WONDER (AUS)
JAY FORD
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$13.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

8th 4. ERNO (AUS) 3yo G
RUBICK (AUS) - LITTLE MARY (NZ)
JASON COLLETT
KIM WAUGH
$13.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

9th 5. BOTTEGA (AUS) 3yo C
SNITZEL (AUS) - BENNETTA (AUS)
GLEN BOSS
GERALD RYAN
$4.50
57.0kg

Sales Information

Chris Scholtz

Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports
Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to racingandsports.com.au as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.