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Black-type broodmare magic strikes again for Long Acres

  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018
  • Richard Edmunds
Ruby Armani, a daughter of $4,000 broodmare purchase Trujillo, wins the Listed Anzac 1550 at Awapuni.

Ruby Armani, a daughter of $4,000 broodmare purchase Trujillo, wins the Listed Anzac 1550 at Awapuni.

For the second time in the last half-dozen years, a low-priced broodmare purchase at Karaka has been richly rewarded for Long Acres Stud’s Deborah Clark and Myles Gordon.

The Cantabrians bought the Saint Bellado mare Trujillo for $4,000 at the 2017 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale. Yesterday at Awapuni, Trujillo’s daughter Ruby Armani picked up the first stakes win of her career in the Listed Manawatu ITM Anzac 1550.

“It was a good little result for us, from a $4,000 purchase,” Clark told www.theinformant.co.nz.

“It’s actually the second time we’ve done that. A few years ago we paid $800 to buy the dam of Ferlax, and the following season he came out and won the Australian Guineas. So we’ve had a bit of luck with the mares we’ve bought at that sale.”

Trujillo is now the dam of five winners from six foals to race, and another of her progeny is the Melbourne black-type performer Our Tigress who is herself the dam of two winners.

Clark and Gordon bought Trujillo to be mated with Long Acres resident stallion Remind, who stands for a fee of $2,000 and has been represented in recent seasons by the Group One winner Aide Memoire and Listed winner The Gordonian.

“The mare has a Shamexpress filly at foot now, and we’ve got her in-foal to Remind,” Clark said. “We’d love to keep a bit of his blood and her blood going, so we’ve got our fingers crossed for a filly.”