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(Castlethorpe, pictured above as a Yearling at Blue Gum Farm)
Australian bred four year-old gelding Castlethorpe took out the Listed East Cape Sprint Cup at Fairview in South Africa last Friday.
Under the care of Mike Bass, Castlethorpe was having his first run back from a spell and took the 1200 metre dash by a long neck, his overall record now an impressive six wins from 17 starts.
The gelding is already a stakes-winner having landed the Group III Kenilworth Winter Guineas as a three year-old.
Castlethorpe was a $50,000 purchase from our 2009 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Draft andis one of seven winners, but the first stakes-winner for his dam, Park Heiress (IRE).
A three-quarter sister to English Derby winner and Champion 3YO New Approach, Park Heiress is a daughter of Group 1 winner and champion filly Park Express.
Park Heiress had a filly foal by Elvstroem last year and was then covered by Not a Single Doubt.
Congratulations to Frank Meduri who acquired Park Heiress in foal to Not A Single Doubt in 2007, the resulting foal being Castlethorpe. Frank has been a staunch supporter of Blue Gum Farm and as a co-owner in Elvstroem we get great joy through such successes.