Rich Hill Stud celebrated a highly significant victory on Friday when resident stallion Shocking was credited with his first winner at Echuca.
His two-year-old son Shockaholic scored over 1100 metres in the CIH Sales & Service Maiden (1100m) for the trainer-rider combination of Matt Laurie and Jake Duffy. He had finished fourth on debut at Bendigo on April 11.
“Race experience proved the difference and looks like a nice horse in the making,” Laurie said. “It was a determined win and he has plenty of upside.”
Bred by Raffles Farm and a $75,000 Karaka yearling, Shockaholic is out of the winning Housebuster mare Lady Of The House. She is a half-sister to G1 Caulfield Cup winner Descarado and now has three to race for as many winners.
Shocking (Street Cry) won the 2009 Melbourne Cup and has covered more than 300 broodmares in his first three seasons at Rich Hill Stud.