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Bluebloods : Karaka 2012 Yearling Sale Preview
Lucky Unicorn (AUS), a stakeswinning son of Redoute’s Choice-La Bamba by Last Tycoon (IRE), has thrilled Cambridge Stud with the start he has made to his career. “He’s shown enough to me that he is going to be really exciting,” Sir Patrick said. “ He’s got a very, very good horse (Flying Unicorn) in Hong Kong who they think might be good enough to go to Dubai, and a nice one of Bruce Wallace’s who won as a two year-old.” He was referring to Ellerslie winner Pat’s Trick, who has also transferred to Hong Kong. Lucky Unicorn, whose daughter Bacio Francese beat the older horses as a juvenile last season, has now made his mark at Gr.1 level with a filly who, appropriately, is a winner in Sir Patrick and Lady Hogan’s famous colours. “Capital Diamond ran a big race to finish third in the 1000 Guineas- Gr.1,” he said. The newest recruit to the stallion roster is Tavistock (NZ) and he is also proving to be a great source of satisfaction. The son of Montjeu (IRE)- Upstage (GB) by Quest for Fame (GB)) was sourced off the back of a racing career that netted him wins in the Waikato Draught Sprint-Gr.1 and the Mudgway Partsworld Stakes-Gr.1 as well as in Australia in the Blamey Stakes-Gr.2 . “ I just couldn’t be more pleased with his foals and he’s thrown above himself and more to a Sadler’s Wells and Blushing Groom type,” Sir Patrick said. “ They’ve got deep bodies, are short coupled and are really nice, tidy horses.” While Precedence might not have been able to match the Flemington heroics of Zabeel’s other sons Efficient and Might and Power and his daughter Jezabeel, he still provided Sir Patrick with a 2011 highlight in the great race. “ It was a huge thrill when he led into the straight in the Melbourne Cup and we certainly weren’t disappointed with him. Expectations weren’t very high as he hadn’t been going as well as previously, but to have a runner in the Cup two years in a row was great.” ■ "There’s all the Eight Carat family there, and there will be some wonderful opportunities for buyers.” Lucky Unicorn Sir Patrick Hogan with Zabeel KARAKA 2012 YEARLING SALE PREVIEW KARAKA 2012 17
Feb 2011 Issue - Sale Previews
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