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(Castlethorpe pictured above winning the G3 Tekkie Town Winter Guineas over 1600m - photo courtesy of www.safhorse.com)
The weekends Easter racing bonanza took on many fronts with the culmination of the Sydney Autumn carnival, Oakbank's traditional Easter carnival, Hong Kong Champions Mile and also South Africa had some quality racing with a BGF born and bred galloper taking out the G3 Tekkie Town Winter Guineas over 1600m.
We speak ok Castlethorpe (3YO G Not A Single Doubt x Park Heiress) who claimed the biggest win of his career and took his career record to four wins from his eleven starts. Such stakes success is not really a surprise as his dam, Park Heiress is a three-quarter sister to English Derby winner and Champion 3YO New Approach.
Castlethorpe's win also highlights the shrewd purchase by Elvstroem part-owner and long time Blue Gum Farm client, Frank Meduri who purchased the mare in foal to Not A Single Doubt in 2007 for $38,000 (the resultant foal being Castlethorpe). Park Heiress has a 2YO Colt by Elvstroem with Robbie Laing, a yearling filly by Haradasun and is successfully in foal to Elvstroem on a 1st September 2010 cover.
Castlethorpe was a $50,000 purchase from Blue Gum Farm's draft at the 2009 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
(pictured below at Blue Gum Farm prior to the 2009 Premier Yearling Sale)