The Philip Stokes trained filly Maggi Mee defeated older mares to notch the first win for her sire Prince Arthur at Strathalbyn on Sunday.
Maggi Mee (3f Prince Arthur – Margobelle by Barathea) scored by a head as a $2.80 favourite in the Uncle Dick’s Cellar Maiden Plate (1350m). She is a half sister to LR Port Adelaide Cup winner Wells Street (Magic Of Money) and races in the famous colours of four time Melbourne Cup winning owner Dato Tan Chin Nam and his racing partner Tunku Ahmad Yahaya.
Prince Arthur stands at Think Big Stud near Bowral and is from the final southern hemisphere crop of breed-shaping sire Danehill.
Prince Arthur’s dam Scribbling is a half sister to Tracy’s Element, dam of Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy and stakes-winning stallion Red Element. The immediate family also includes G1 Stradbroke Hcp winner and successful sire Danasinga as well as NZ sires Towkay and Cullen.
From the stables of master trainer Bart Cummings, Prince Arthur won the Listed AJC Australia Day Cup (2400m) and Listed STC Frank Underwood Cup (2000m).
Think Big Stud stands Prince Arthur for a $3,850 (inc gst) fee.