Patinack sires dominate first-season premiership

Patinack Farm sire Casino Prince capped off his Australian freshman title with a win on the last day of the season at Kembla Grange.

Longport (2f Casino Prince – Ocean Bridge by Dolphin Street) won the Traffic Logistics Hcp (1300m) by a half-length from Celtic Sea 58 (Fastnet Rock) and Dolphus (Dylan Thomas) on Tuesday.

“It was a perfect end to a great season,” Patinack racing manager Robyn Hartney said.  “She had to do a bit of work to lead so it was a really good, tough win.”

Longport is a younger half-sister to Run For Wilson (Shamardal) who won the Listed AJC Breeders’ Plate in Patinack’s colours.  Her dam won three races in Melbourne and was also fourth home in the G1 Oakleigh Plate won by River Dove in 2003.

The John Thompson trained filly increased her sire’s first-crop tally to 8 winners of 14 races for earnings of $730,960.  Casino Prince defeated fellow Patinack sire Husson (Arg) who topped the winner-count with 11 winners of 13 races and $494,525 in prizemoney.

Outstanding colt All Too Hard was instrumental in Casino Prince’s premiership.  He earned $418K after victories in the G2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes, G2 ATC Pago Pago Stakes and LR VRC Talindert Stakes.

All Too Hard is a younger half-brother to champion mare Black Caviar and he also finished second to Pierro in the G1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes.

Casino Prince (Flying Spur) stands for a $27,500 fee at Patinack alongside Husson (Hussonet) who is priced at $22,000 this year.