The Korilya Stud brand began the new season with born-again winner Give Me Moneyhoney at Belmont Park on Wednesday.
Give Me Moneyhoney (5m Bletchley Park – Blazing Honey by Lomond Bay) won the WA Community Pharmacy Hcp (1000m) by over a length from Princess Grandera (Grandera) and Couture Chik (Bletchley Park).
She was a $115,000 buy from the Korilya draft at the 2008 Perth Magic Millions. “It has take a long time to get her going,” trainer Matt Daqui reported. “She had Ross River Virus and I don’t think she’s right back yet.”
Her dam Blazing Honey is a half sister to the dam of Beau Heed. The Serheed gelding was a top-class stayer for Colin Webster winning a G2 C B Cox Stakes at Ascot and he also claimed the Bunbury and Pinjarra Cups twice in 1995 and ’96.
Korilya owner Ellie Giles has bred numerous winners by Bletchley Park who died after a long Sunspeed career in April. The Giles family has been breeding winners in Western Australia’s south-west for over 60 years. Ellie’s father Dick Giles raced top filly Kimra to victory in the 1941 WA Derby.
The latest addition to the Korilya roster is Rock Of Gibraltar stallion Proart. He was a G3 winner of the Scahill Stakes at Ascot and the LR Bunbury Stakes earlier this year.
Proart (7h Rock Of Gibraltar – Beaux Art by Nomrood) owns a pedigree that will attract local broodmares owners. His dam Beaux Art was the champion filly of her generation in Perth winning the 1994 WA Derby and WA Oaks. She transferred east and won an AJC St Leger, MVRC Feehan Stakes and was placed in a Caulfield Cup, Turnbull Stakes and Sydney Cup.