The Star Kingdom sireline is in good hands with Show A Heart and his Group 1 winning son Toorak Toff.
Toorak Toff was the toast of Caulfield after leading home a stable quinella for local trainer Rick Hore Lacy in the G1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes on Saturday.
Toorak Toff (4h Show a Heart – Orong by Grand Lodge) scored an on-pace victory at his home track from Pinnacles (Fuji Kiseki) and Master of Design (Redoute’s Choice).
It was his second victory at the elite level after last year’s Golden Rose. The remainder of his three year-old campaign was compromised by throat surgery and that prompted Hore-Lacy to put him on the market as a prospective stallion.
Widden were favoured to secure the colt but Hore-Lacy baulked at retiring the handsome chestnut and put him back into work. “Now he’s worth a lot more than we were offered earlier this year,” Hore-Lacy laughed. “He’s over all of those problems and is a serious, serious horse.”
Show A Heart stands at Glenlogan Park in Queensland and he is the last remaining Star Kingdom line stallion still consistently producing stakes winners.
And, in Toorak Toff, he has left a son with the credentials to continue the sireline at any of the high profile studs in the Hunter Valley.
Hore Lacy considers Toorak Toff the most talented galloper he has thrown a saddle over since Redoute’s Choice. “There are very few gallopers in the land that I’m worried about when this fellow is on his game. He’s a very versatile horse and there are plenty of options open to us.”
Glenlogan Park sold Toorak Toff for $135,000 at the 2009 Gold Coast Magic Millions and he has now earned over $1.26 million. His dam Orong has a Jet Spur filly catalogued for the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions.