Alabar Weekend of Winners

The Always B Miki express is showing no signs of slowing down.

He sired seven winners at provincial tracks on Friday and a further two Metropolitan winners at Albion Park on Saturday night.

The appropriately named Always Smokin was an easy winner to start the programme at Albion Park, rating 1.53.6 with a smokin 26.9 last quarter.

This was the eighth victory for the four year old gelding from the Sands A Flyin mare Whanau and advanced his bankroll to $88,380.

Later in the evening the five year old mare Jungle Baby took her earnings past the $100,000 mark.  She came with a withering run from last to claim an impressive victory for trainer, driver Doug Hewitt and in the words of Chris Barsby “It was a blitz!”

Jungle Baby was bred by Ray Connolly at Blayney, NSW and is the sixth foal of the Die Laughing mare Jungle Talk.

As mentioned previously, Always B Miki sired seven winners on Friday 14th and one of the most impressive was the 2 year old Always Hot (from a Mach Three mare), who won on debut at Shepparton in 1.53.2.

This time puts this colt on top of the leader board as the fastest two year old male horse in Australia this season.

Joining him as the fastest horse in their divisions this season are these other progeny of Always B Miki:

  • Armazing Grace 1.52.9 – equal fastest three year old filly (from a Life Sign mare)
  • Aardies Express 1.48.9 – fastest mare (from a Rocknroll Hanover mare)

Art Major, having just celebrated a 25th Birthday, is also showing no signs of putting the brakes on.  He chimed in with 6 winners on Metropolitan tracks on the weekend.

The three year old filly Classic Elegance started the ball rolling with a close win (over the Vincent filly Cyreen Shard) at Alexandra Park on Thursday evening.  The Alabar NZ bred filly (from a Christian Cullen mare) registered win number two in her short career to date.

Art Major also sired the ultra impressive winner Roadmaster at Melton on Saturday night. The four year old gelding was having start number one for this season and gave his rivals a trouncing, rating 1.52.7 for the 1720 metre trip.

The Matt Craven trained gelding is from a Bettors Delight mare and recorded his fourth win in just 13 lifetime starts to date.

The other Art Major sired weekend winners were:

  1. Twobob Cracker – from an Allamerican Ingot mare. Winner at Gloucester Park, taking earnings to $130,436.
  2. Final Collect – from a Mach Three mare. Took his earnings to $148,063 when winning at Melton.
  3. Major Hot – from a Bettors Delight mare. Lovely Australian debut for the Nathan Purdon trained three year old gelding. Earnings now $121,941.
  4. Hi Manameisjeff -from a Bettors Delight mare. Brought up win number 20 when winning in 1.50.7 at Menangle.

Classic Elegance winning at Alexandra Park

The son of Art Major in Vincent chimed in with a nice double on the weekend.

Firstly Bad Boy Carter (from a Bettors Delight mare) went one better than the previous weekend when he dead heated, to winning comfortably on Saturday night at Globe Derby Park. This registered win number seven for this four year old gelding.

Then at Hobart on Sunday night the three year old gelding Vincenzo, who is from a Blissfull Hall mare, tuned in with his fourth career win in 15 starts and increased his earnings to over $56,000.

Gloucester Park and Rock N Roll Heaven have been a nice combination over the past month and on Friday night the success continued with Heaven siring a double.

Lil Happy Fella, out of a Christian Cullen mare, raced to a second win in successive weeks and took his earnings to $112,543.

The Righteous, an eight year old gelding, recorded his thirteenth career win for trainer Peter Anderson. He is from the Righteous Hanover mare Righteous Ann, so is inbred to the champion broodmare Rich N Elegant.

Majestic Son who has now sired in excess of 500 winners in the Southern Hemisphere kept his siring record ticking over with three weekend winners.

  1. Gus, a five year old gelding from a Monarchy mare, scored his ninth win in just 25 starts when winning at Albion Park on Saturday night.
  2. Sunny Gee, a seven year old from a Sundon mare, advanced his earnings to over $260,000 with his win at Menangle on Saturday night.
  3. Tectonic, from a Call Me Now mare, kept his unbeaten record this season intact with another victory at Addington on Friday night.