Red Centre winner for Mugharreb

Promising South Australian based first season sire Mugharreb made it two winners for the week when promising youngster Blueharreb won the $20,000 Red Centre Classic (1200m) at Alice Springs on Monday.

Blueharreb zoomed past the hot favourite Curtseyed at the top of the straight and cruised home for the easiest of wins.

Blueharreb, who is from the Danger mare Bluegari, was purchased by trainer Norm Bracken for $4,000 from the draft of Willow Grove Stud at the 2008 Magic Millions Adelaide June Sale.

The latest winner gave Willow Grove Stud’s Ralph and Linda Satchell plenty to smile about.  They bred and sold Blueharreb and stand his Gone West sire son Mugharreb.

Blueharreb’s victory follows Lust For Love who opened Mugharreb’s account with a convincing victory in the Wyndham Estate Hcp (1200m) at Balaklava last Wednesday.

Mugharreb has been represented by four runners to date for two winners and two city placegetters.

Last Friday, his promising youngster Game Power turned in the run of the race when he flashed home for second at Doomben.  A number of other gallopers by Mugharreb have recently trialled well in Adelaide and are set to debut over the coming weeks.

Mugharreb was raced by Sheikh Hamdan and was a Listed winner of the 3YO Hopeful Stakes (1200m) at Newmarket.  His progeny have sold up to $110,000 as yearlings.

Mugharreb is by former champion racehorse and renowned sire and sire of sires Gone West from the former champion European two and three-year-old filly Marling.  His second dam Marwell was also rated the champion of her sex at two and three of her generation in Europe.

Mugharreb will stand for $5,500 (inc gst) service fee in 2009.