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The stocks of Blue Gum Farm’s beautifully credentialed young stallion War would appear to be on the improve yet again if the first up victory of his three year old half sister, Fenway (pictured as a yearling), at Bendigo on Thursday is any indication.
A $700,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Colm Santry Bloodstock from the Strawberry Hill Stud draft, she was the most expensive yearling by High Chaparral sold in 2013.
Prepared by Lee and Shannon Hope, Fenway opened her account with a dominant two length win in the 1400 metre maiden. Fenway was allowed to find her feet back in the field after jumping from an outside gate for Damien Oliver and when shown clear running on the home turn, quickly loomed into contention. She sustained a long finishing run to sail past the leaders and win with authority.
Entered for the Group I VRC Oaks, Fenway is raced by Greg White’s Alpara Lodge and is certainly a filly bred with Oaks goals in mind. She is the second foal and second winner of blue-blooded Zabeel mare Deedra, a sibling to multiple Group I winners Tuesday Joy and Sunday Joy, the dam of champion mare More Joyous.
Deedra has a 2YO full sister to War, by More Than Ready, named This Time Bridie in training with Anthony Cummings. She has another More Than Ready yearling filly and is one of two mares that were sent by Strawberry Hill to the UK earlier this year to visit World Champion Frankel.
Deedra’s first foal is the very handsome, Group 3 Up and Coming Stakes winner War who is currently standing his first season here at Blue Gum Farm. A $500,000 yearling himself, this highly talented and magnificent looking young stallion is proving very fertile at stud.
War’s service fee is $8,800.
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