Positive product endorsement is priceless and it was broadcast loud and clear on Saturday with reference to graduates from Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sales. Article by Tony McMahon

24 February 2020

Positive product endorsement is priceless and it was broadcast loud and clear on Saturday with reference to graduates from Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sales.
Regular visitor to Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park racecourse with starters, the Sunshine Coast’s Natalie McCall produced the 2018 CYS graduate The Sinner to win at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Sold at the 2018 CYS for $13K, The Sinner (b/br g Better Than Ready-Royalsyn) scored a sterling win over another local sales find in the Tom Button trained Gypsy Toff in the $50K BM 70 Handicap (1000m).
The Sinner has now won $97K in stakes but that pales into insignificance compared to that of the Central West’s the Sparrow family owned Gypsy Toff.
Purchased for $25K from the 2017 draft from Oaklands Stud, Toowoomba, the consistent Gypsy Toff has won $228,550 from eight wins and five placings from just 21 starts.
“She is so consistent and honest. Her turn (city win) will come”, trainer Button commented post-race.
Indeed, it will!
At the Mackay TAB race on Saturday, fresh light was focused on the $143K CYS 2YO Classic (1200m) run on April 4, when Sidereus debutant youngster War Bugle (Girish Goomany, $6.50) won the $27K QRIS 2YO Maiden (1200m).
Sold at last year’s CYS in Rockhampton to Mike Rowe and Joe Ireland Racing, War Bugle, a chestnut son of the good producing Shovog mare Harley Ma was a $9K purchase from Oaklands Stud.
In what has become a regular feature in this season’s juvenile racing, the Mackay race was an all CYS graduate’s affair with placegetters Emilee’s Empire and Ninety Nine Red also emanating from last year’s auction.
At Saturday’s Thangool races, Yeppoon trainer Clinton Thompson experienced a pleasant change of luck through the win of the Love Conquers All – Beffy gelding Attard, winning the $7450 Maiden Plate (1300m).
Attard came from the 2018 draft of Stewart Park Stud, Alton Downs and fetched $9000 at that CYS.
Incidentally at the CYS on Sunday, April 5 in Rockhampton which will inject huge money into the local economy, Stewart Park’s sole offering is an Altius-Gamble In Gold filly.
It came as no surprise at Mackay on Saturday when the Angela Stephens trained magnificent Better Than Ready filly Lepreezy (Girish Goomany, $1.10) scored a blitzing win in the $33K QTIS 3YO Jewel Qualifier (1100m).
In what looked nothing more than a working gallop, Lepreezy won by 5.25 lengths from Townsville’s No Such Luck with Clinton Taylor’s latest acquisition The Stockbroker 1.5 lengths back third.
The win makes Lepreezy an automatic qualifier for the $500K The 3YO Jewel (1200m) at the Gold Coast on March 14.
Connections now have to decide whether to take on Rockhampton’s top sprinting young male Master Jamie in that race or wait a week later for a $110K 3YO (1000m) in Brisbane.
Callaghan Park trainer Lyle Wright’s short course flyer Cyclone Fugitive (Adam Sewell, $2.40) won the $15K Open Handicap (1100m) at Mackay.
Top class Rockhampton older sprinter Mr Attitude on face value pleased with his 3.7 lengths fourth in the race which was his first for some months.
TAB racing comes back to Callaghan Park, Rockhampton on Thursday before a return to racing at Gladstone for 2020 next Saturday.


Catalogues will also be available for collection from the Rockhampton Jockey Club office at Callaghan Park Racecourse.

Or you can contact the RJC office on (07) 4937 4000 to request a sale catalogue.