Inflation Rate sired his first winner when owner-trainer Chloe Scown presented Triple Ess for a debut victory at Mt Gambier.
Triple Ess (3f Inflation Rate – Faznata by Falvelon) led into the straight and maintained a strong gallop for jockey Jeff Maund in the Produce Store Maiden (1200m) on Sunday. She is the only foal from a daughter of NZ-bred mare Oaks Dream (Grosvenor) who was stakes placed at Caulfield and Morphettville.
His dam Tap Dance Queen (Youthful Legs) is a half-sister to the dam of Perth stakes winner Reflective Star (Tailings).
Inflate (USA) was active between 1998 and 2008 that included stints at Carringbush Stud in Queensland and Brackley Park in Victoria.
He was imported to Australia by the late Bob Logan, a leading insurance broker to the industry for many years.
During that decade in service, he failed to sire a stakes winner leaving 85 individual winners of 304 races at a 57% strike-rate.
Inflation Rate was unraced and retired to Bianca Whiteman’s Willindigo Stud which is situated north of Shepparton at Numurkah. Triple Ess is his only foal to race to date.