Exciting colt Happy Galaxy brought up an interstate double in the G2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
Happy Galaxy (3c Nadeem – Seven Stars by King’s Best) had won the LR Zeditave Stakes at Caulfield on Australia Day and returned home in time for another on-pace victory in Sydney. “He only arrived back on the float from Melbourne yesterday,” co-trainer Michael Hawkes said. “He was bucking his brand off down at the track this morning so we went ahead and he did the rest.
“The horse continues to win and that’s all that matters,” Hawkes added. “He’s come a long way in a short space of time and we will see how he pulls up before deciding whether to push on or send him to the paddock.”
Happy Galaxy was sold for $120,000 by Evergreen Stud at the 2011 Magic Millions National yearling sale and for $220,000 by Washpool Lodge at the 2011 Magic Millions National HIT Sale.
Macau based Gary Moore bought him on behalf of Chinese based businessman Ye Hanqiang and he has already banked $289,100 from 5 wins in 8 starts.
Happy Galaxy is by Redoute’s Choice sire Nadeem who is now based at Little Avondale Stud in New Zealand. He was a G1 winner of the 2006 Blue Diamond Stakes and stood at Darley before crossing the Tasman in May 2012.
Nadeem sired the Expressway Stakes winner from Seven Stars, a half-sister to G1 World Cup winner Monterosso. They are from G1 Coolmore Classic winner Porto Roca.