Spring is most definitely in the air. We are starting to feel Sydney’s racing carnival warm up with a notable first event on the calendar.
The first official two-year-old trials at Royal Randwick.
The 61 starters spread across 10 heats showcased some of the state’s most precocious two- year-olds. A number of pedigree shaping bloodlines were represented alongside some of the heavy hitters of the industry
These trials dictate the final fields for the Group 3 Breeders Plate and Gimcrack Stakes held on the 1st of October. Included was the value buy of $20,000 Snippety Star through to the $1.2 million Mach Ten and the families of Fireburn, Alinghi, Hips Don’t Lie and Daysee Doom.
Newgate Stud Farm were dominant with 25% of the card sired by Newgate Stallions and 15% being Newgate graduates. Eye-catcher of the day was a son of Russian Revolution in Physical Graffiti. He was bred by Kitchwin Hills and purchased for $130,000 to race for Carl Holt, Max Whitby and connections. The new season sire’s progeny did not disappoint led by Justify and Trapeze Artist. Bloodstock agents, sale houses, stud masters and trainers were brought together to witness the start of the racing careers of a new generation.
Stridyl was on course to capture the first glimpses of these young athletes and discuss the morning’s events with industry leaders. For a first-hand account including interviews with Robert Price, James Harron Bloodstock, Darby Racing and Matt Comerford from Widden Stud, you can watch Stridyl’s two year old trial review in our entertainment library below.