Group One Month for Torryburn Girls

For owner Yvette Pearce and the staff at Torryburn Stud, the prospect of El Dorado Dreaming crossing the line to win the G1 Sires Produce Stakes at Randwick last Saturday seemed like a pipe dream. Sitting in the office at Torryburn just a few days before, Pearce was still tossing up whether she's make the trip form Singleton to Randwick to watch her filly run, the donning of a dress and the drive possibly too much an arduous task to consider for a maiden with a 200-1 chance.  Bet she's glad she did!!

Torryburn Stud's yearling sale team were crowded around the stable TV's at Inglis's Riverside sales complex when the filly came in to 100-1 and ran an incredibly hard fought race against more fashionably bred horses for a nail biting win from Oohood (I Am Invincible).  Needless to say the staff were ecstatic for Yvette who loves her horses and places them with trainers who she thinks will best suit each individual horse. Yvette Pearce, herself a Kiwi, purchased the Zabeel mare Solanas with the sole purpose of breeding with the lines of the legendary New Zealand stallion.

Solanas delivered her seventh foal and sixth filly on 1 September, 2015 and she spent the first two years of her life grazing the paddocks here at Torryburn.  Ironically, Ilovethiscity, the sire of this unexpected Group One winner is owned by Brett Cornish and some mates so it makes the achievement for the team here at Torryburn even more rewarding.   Congratulations to Yvette, trainer Ben Smith at Newcastle, jockey Damian Lane and all the staff here at Torryburn who have cared for this filly from birth.  It doesn't get much better than that!

Torryburn born Miss Wilson also stepped up last week to claim her first Group 1 in the Te Aroha Jockey Club's New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes. Miss Wilson jumped well to sit behind the leaders and pounce at the 250m mark to claim the win by a half length from Thee Auld Floozie and Nicoletta for jockey Vinnie Colgan and trainer John Bary. Congratulations to owners Richard and Liz Wood who have now witnessed their 5yo Stratum mare win at the highest level after always showing ability by claiming the G3 GR Kelt Memorial Handicap in October last year.


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