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NZ-bred runners in Easter features at Randwick

Sixteen New Zealand-breds line up in Group or Listed Stakes races at Royal Randwick
this Easter Saturday, traditionally one of the most important racedays of the
Australasian season.

Kiwi-breds are most strongly represented in the Australian Derby and the Chairman's
Handicap, two races in which they have an outstanding record. Ten of the last 20
Derby winners were bred here, while 13 of the past 20 Chairman's winners have carried
the (NZ) suffix.

This year is significant as the 20th anniversary of one of the very best Derby winners
in its 146-year history, the magnificent Bonecrusher, bred in New Zealand by Bill
Punch
, trained by Frank Ritchie and ridden by Gary Stewart for owner Peter Mitchell.

Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan figure as the breeders of four runners on the card: Dane
Tristalight
(whom they also race), Zabeat, Fooram and Cross Bar, and Cambridge Stud's super-sire Sir Tristram appears in the immediate pedigrees of all of them. The Hogans have already bred three Australian Derby winners, Tristarc (1985), Octagonal (1996) and Don Eduardo (2002), but do not have a runner in that race this year. Instead, their attention will be focussed on their three representatives in the Chairman's Handicap, a race that has so far eluded them. They are part of a strong group of five Kiwi-bred horses, led by Auckland Cup runner-up Zabeat, in that field.

De Beers
, bred by Peter & Philip Vela and managed by Rob McAnulty for a largely
New Zealand-based syndicate, and Waikato Stud's brilliant homebred sprinter Glamour Puss offer us the best chance of Group One success on Saturday. De Beers comes into the Derby after winning the Rosehill Guineas G1, while Glamour Puss is hoping to add a
Sydney Group One sprint to her two Group victories at the Melbourne Cup Carnival in
the spring.


New Zealand–bred runners at Randwick, Sydney
15 April 2006
NZ-trained runners in italics
HORSE SIRE-DAM (DAMSIRE)
ANZ Taproot mare
BREEDER(S)
$A100,000 Fernhill Handicap 1600m 2yos LR
GORKY PARK
Montjeu-Steluta (Defensive Play)
Mrs R.A. Savory
$A125,000 Adrian Knox S. 2000m 3yo fillies G3
DANE TRISTALIGHT Danehill-Our Tristalight (Sir Tristram) Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan
Cambridge Stud
Waikato
FANCYFREE Danasinga-Girls Talk (Festal) David & Marie O'Sullivan
Waikato
ALBERGHETTI Carnegie-Wusool (Gulch)
Bloomsbury Stud
Waikato
$A600,000 T.J. Smith S. 1200m 3yo+ wfa G1
GLAMOUR PUSS Tale Of The Cat-Escada (Centaine)
Eleusis (GB) 1885
Garry Chittick
Waikato Stud
Waikato
$A450,000 Sires' Produce S. 1400m 2yos G1
UNIVERSAL QUEEN Scenic-Biscay Bird (Bluebird)
Queen's Garden (IRE) 1976
Strawberry Hill Stud
NSW
$A2 million AJC Australian Derby 2400m 3yos G1
DE BEERS Quest For Fame-Chimeara (Danehill)
Eight Carat (GB) 1975
Peter & Philip Vela
Pencarrow Stud
Waikato
KINCHARM

Ebony Grosve-Stretto (Dance Floor)
Mermaid (GB) 1860
Emblem Ltd & Graeme Rogerson
LE CELIBATAIRE Montjeu-Nikki's Bride (O'Reilly)
Sunbride (GB) 1942
Don Gordon & Bryan Hutchinson, Hawke's Bay, and Little Avondale Trust, Wairarapa
BIG EAGLE Montjeu-Trisynd
(Sir Tristram)
Golden Jest (GB) 1919
Jim & Ann Gibbs
Waikato
$A200,000 Chairman's Handicap 2600m 3yo+ G2
ZABEAT Rhythm-Zabest (Zabeel)
Czaravina (USA) 1982)
Sir Patrick Hogan, Mark, Shelley, N. & Mrs P.M. Treweek
Waikato
FOORAM Maroof-Sinjani
(Sir Tristram)
Lady Wayward II (GB) 1905
Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan
Cambridge Stud
Waikato
CROSS BAR Cape Cross-Lady Leica (Sir Tristram)
Lady Chester (GB) 1870
Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan
Cambridge Stud
Waikato
WILLY SMITH Volksraad-Sound Lear (Sound Reason)
Hebrew Maid (GB) 1904
Peter Smith
Wanganui
THREE CHIMNEYS Generous-Star On Ice (Half Iced)
Fairy Path (IRE) 1965
Andrea & Mervyn Hall
South Canterbury
$A200,000 Sapphire S. 1200m 3yo+ fillies & mares G2
RETRACT Flying Spur-Nanshan (Nashwan)
Nanshan (GB) 1993
Mr R.A. Ferguson

- Susan Archer