Turangga Farm owner Stuart Ramsey is enjoying a September to remember and his brilliant colt Huegill provided the latest highlight at Sandown on Wednesday.
Huegill (3c More Than Ready – Trust Antonia by National Assembly) had won a Cranbourne maiden by six lengths on September 4 and he was just as impressive second-up around the Lakeside circuit. “He’s a very good colt and is still learning what it’s all about,” trainer Peter Moody said. “There are some good races in him.”
Huegill will run in the LR Poseidon Stakes at Flemington on October 2 before Moody decides whether to press on with a G1 Caulfield Guineas campaign. He is a Turangga Stud homebred from Trust Antonia who was a G1 winner of the Allan Robertson Fillies Championship at Scottsville.
The South African bred mare a 2yo filly by Turangga sire Zizou.
Ramsey stands Zizou at his picturesque property in Scone and the FuPeg stallion has some promising types in his first crop. His filly Risky Blonde was an all-the-way winner of a Canterbury barrier trial on Monday.
Risky Blonde (2f Zizou – Mokaraba by Cape Cross) is trained by David Payne and will be one of the favourites for the LR Gimcrack Stakes at Randwick on October 1. She was a $70,000 graduate of the 2011 Inglis Classic yearling sale
A Zizou colt was one of the fastest youngsters to breeze-up for the 2011 Magic Millions HIT Sale earlier this week. He is from stakes winning Al Hareb mare Pottinger and clocked 10:41 seconds on the Gold Coast.
He was a $21,000 buy from the Turangga draft at the 2011 Magic Millions National yearling sale and is from the immediate family of Sky Cuddle who carried Ramsey’s colours to a G1 triumph in the 2004 Emirates Stakes at Flemington.
Zizou stands for an $11,000 (inc gst) service fee and has covered books of around 75-80 mares in his first three years at stud .
The Turangga brand was also prominent in Sydney and Melbourne last Saturday.
Karuta Queen (Not A Single Doubt) returned to form with a Listed victory in the Heritage Stakes at Rosehill. She was a $30,000 buy from Turangga at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions and has now banked $1.59 million for connections.
Ramsey’s homebred Panipique stormed home to win on the same day at Caulfield. The Testa Rossa mare has won 4 races in 14 starts including Listed events at Caulfield and Flemington. She will be suited in a race like the Gilgai Stakes down the straight during the Cup carnival.
Brilliant colt Beckon completed a banner day for Turangga when he won by six lengths on debut at Echuca.
Beckon (Charge Forward) is a younger brother to G1 VRC Coolmore Stakes winner Headway. Turangga sold him for $500,000 to Makybe owner Tony Santic at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
Another Turangga graduate ready to return a winner is the Keith Biggs owned filly Elite Falls. The WA based owner paid $300,000 for the More Than Ready filly and she has returned $710,000 so far with wins in the G2 STC Reisling Stakes and MVRC Inglis Banner.