Up-and-coming Windsor Park stallion Falkirk is making commendable progress in NZ, Australia and South-East Asia this year.
In Hong Kong, Falkirk currently lies in second position on the sires’ list with five winners from only seven runners headed by G1 Hong Kong Derby winner Fay Fay.
In Victoria, the Peter Moody trained filly Scottish Queen followed her debut win at Ballarat with another convincing victory at Kyneton on Sunday. That elevated Falkirk’s Australian record to 10 winners from 12 starters.
In Queensland, his mare Aqualin (NZ) is also unbeaten after three starts at the Sunshine Coast for Alan and Linda Jones
His New Zealand performers are led by this season’s brilliant sprinter Durham Town who has won six races from ten starts for Ruakaka trainer Donna Logan. His wins include the G2 Concorde Stakes and G3 Darley Plate at Ellerslie.
Durham Town has been ably supported by Falkirk fillies Schooner Bay and Tale To Tell. Schooner Bay is a Windsor Park homebred and she won on debut at Te Awamutu last week for trainer Grahame Rogerson. Tale To Tell also races in the Windsor Park colours and she won first-up at Ellerslie on March 7.
Interestingly, from five runners out of Centaine mares, Falkirk has sired four winners including Group winners Fay Fay and Jaggard. There are also three winners from four runners out of Volksraad mares headed by exciting Awapuni based sprinter Galaxy Star.
Falkirk (Tale of the Cat) has sired 43 winners in his first two crops. They have won 91 races at a 59% strike-rate.