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It’s in the Blood!
It’s a rare and special thing to have a mare be able to produce three son’s at stud. It is another thing to have three sons at stud produce winners all on the same day. That is what Elvstroem’s dam Circles of Gold has been able to do and not only once but three times now.
Yesterday we witnessed a treble for Circles of Gold with son’s Elvstroem, Haradasun and Gold Centre all producing winners. It kicked off in New Zealand where the son of Gold Centre, By the Powers, stretched away in a convincing 2.8 length win in the Mitavite Maiden over 1400m at Pukekura. The four year old gelding was having his fifth career start for trainer Mathew Eales.
40 minutes later the Haradasun four year old mare, Freckle Face, saluted at her second career start at Hawkesbury in the Glebe Dental Group Maiden over 1000m. Trained by Anthony Cummings, Freckle Face, jumped from barrier 10 to settle just off the speed and was able to stretch away with a handy win beating her rivals just over a length.
The final winner came soon after with the Blue Gum Farm born and raised Elvstroem filly, Go Girlfriend, winning in good style at Penola in South Australia. Having her second career start in the Penola Life Members Maiden Plate over 1400m, Go Girlfriend jumped well and settled just behind the leaders. A passage opened at the top of the straight and she finished best to win.
Circles of Gold, now 22 years old, has been a truly amazing mare for connections. She won an AJC Oaks herself and has produced two Champion, Multiple Group One winners in Elvstroem and Haradasun. She has also produced two stakes placed horses in Hveger and Altius. Circles Of Gold is also the grand-dam of four stakes placed horses. She has a three year old colt by Tale of the Cat named Duran as well as an unnamed 2 year old filly by High Chaparral. She has not had a foal since 2011. Her influence will no doubt be felt for many years to come.
Pictured Elvstroem's dam Circles of GoldBack