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Show A Heart added a new Stakes winner to his ever growing resume on Saturday when he registered a Group winning double from two countries – the first from New Zealand and the second from Western Australia.

4YO mare I’m Your Venus had previously been stakes placed in New Zealand, but added a sensational Group victory when she charged to the front, and then defied all others, in the G3 Easter Cup (1600m) at Riccarton.

Bred on the successful Show A Heart x Rory’s Jester cross, I’m Your Venus became her sire’s 17th stakes winner.

A few hours later, over in Ascot from Western Australia, Show A Heart’s outstanding 2YO colt, Luke’s Luck,(pictured) backed up from his thrilling G2 Karrakatta Plate victory a fortnight ago with another barnstorming effort to claim the $200,000 G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes.

The Trevor Andrews trained youngster was another to be dragged back towards the tail of the field after drawing poorly but, despite the race being run at only a leisurely pace, was able to knuckle down and charge at them once they entered the straight.

“What a terrific win that was,” Andrews beamed post race. “It was really not run to suit at all but he is simply the best 2YO in Western Australia and he proved that again today.

“He has an enormous finishing sprint and I am sure he is only going to get better with maturity.

It is a great thrill to be associated with him and it is even more special because he is owned by such a terrific person (Craig Thompson).”

Luke’s Luke will have a good spell before being aimed at the Guineas next season.

The $132,000 first prizemoney earned by Luke’s Luck elevates Show A Heart to Number 7 in Australia on the 2YO Sires list.
Darling Downs Studs, Lyndhurst and Raheen shared the spotlight on Saturday, producing a Queensland quinella in the Bribie Handicap (1110m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Abedisi (pictured) began well from a wide gate for jockey Chris Munce and showed blistering speed when taken on.
The Desleigh Forster trained gelding able to cross and lead by three lengths, sustaining the margin to lead all the way and win impressively.
The consistent 4yo, by Shovhog, has now had six wins, three seconds and two thirds for 23 starts, pocketing $491,000 for connections.
Top sprinter, Spirit of Boom’s first-up run from a spell was encouraging.
He hasn’t raced since his brilliant win in the Magic Millions Cup (1400m) at the Gold Coast in January.
The Sequalo gelding settled off the speed before finishing gamely.
Trainer Tony Gollan is setting the 4yo for the Group One Stradbroke Handicap and is yet to decide whether he will head to the Victory Stakes in two weeks or wait for the Prime Minister’s Cup.
The ultimate aim is to go to Melbourne for the Spring Carnival.
Patinack Farm owner, Nathan Tinkler, has shown his faith in the Queensland breeding industry, adding two high profile sires to the Stud’s roster – Trusting and Raheeb.
A winner at his very first start over 1200m as a two-year-old the prodigiously talented colt backed up two starts later to be victorious in the Group 2 AJC Warwick Stakes over 1400m at three.
After beating the older horses in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes, Trusting turned his attention back to his own age group, where he unleashed a powerful turn of foot from the rear of field to place second in the G1 Golden Rose and confirmed his status as an elite three old.
Testament to his class and durability, Trusting trained on to be successful at Group 2 level in both the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) and Hill Stakes (2000m).
Placing’s in time honoured races such as the G1 George Main Stakes, G1 Epsom Handicap and G1 Chipping Norton Stakes Trusting’s record of four wins and seven placing’s from 24 starts of which 23 were black-type cements his standing as one of the best credentialed sires to go to stud in Queensland in recent times.
Mr Tinkler decided to send high profile sprinter Raheeb to Queensland because of the constant demand for sprint sires here.
After demolishing his rivals in his first two starts, Raheeb graduated to stakes class where he placed in four of his next five outings.
At five, the striking chestnut was still at the very top of his game, and he produced a sensational run in the G3 Cameron Handicap (1400m) at Newcastle, smashing his rivals by over three lengths.
Raheeb showed serious credentials as an older horse when denied by just a length, in both the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) in the Spring. He later went on to win the Listed Paris Lane Stakes (1400m), proving himself a rock-solid performer.
The two newcomers join Monaco Consul, Wonderful World and Teranaba for the 2012 season.
The Patinack Farm $1m Breeders’ Bonus is really starting to grab the attention of breeders and buyers alike and we believe this bonus scheme will provide some fantastic returns for those investing in the progeny of the Patinack Farm stallions.
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