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Blue Gum Farm resident stallion Elvstroem had a fantastic run last Friday night and Saturday afternoon siring four individual winners on Melbourne and Sydney racetracks.
The first of the four winners came on Friday night at Moonee Valley with the Robbie Griffiths trained Daybreak saluting over 1200 metres. This was the fourth win for the Limerick Lane homebred who took his earnings through $110,000.
The second winner came when the Ross Simpson & Tracey Barnes trained Viking Legend showed there is still life in the now 7yo who fought on tenaciously to win at Randwick over 2500 metres. Viking Legend was a terrific young horse whom Gai Waterhouse had a lot of success with. As a 3YO he won the AJC Dulcify (LR), ran 2nd in the AJC Randwick Guineas (Gr1) and 3rd in the VRC Derby (Gr1) and AJC Spring Champion (Gr1). He had tendon issues after his close defeat by Shoot Out in the Randwick Guineas and Simpson & Barnes have done a wonderful job to get him back to winning form. Viking Legend has now amassed over $500,000 in earnings.
Elvstroem’s final two winners came at Caulfield where the very promising Danestroem and Don’t Get Excited demonstrated why they should not be taken lightly over the coming months. Danestroem, a 4yo mare trained by Michael Kent, showed great dash in the final two furlongs to stretch away from her field to win her 1200 metre test by a widening length margin. The win made it two from two this prep having previously won at Kyneton under a big weight first up. Danestroem has now earned her connections over $170,000 in stakes with the promise of more to come for this ultra consistent daughter of the Umatilla mare Umansky.
Elvstroem’s final winner came when the highly talented Stephen Theodore trained gelding Don’t Get Excited (pictured) resumed in great style off a short freshen up. Carrying top weight of 60kgs over the 1200 metres, Don’t Get Excited showed great fight to win his seventh race from just 14 career starts and his earnings now top $200,000.
This season has started off the same way last season finished for Elvstroem with him producing winner after winner. Already this season he is the sire of 35 individual winners of 49 races with progeny earnings over $1,097,000. His total progeny earnings are now through $13,500,000.
Photo Sourced by Racing Victoria.