Babylon Berlin is back with a bang!
09 Nov 2021
Exciting mare, Babylon Berlin, made her much anticipated return to the racetrack on Saturday, with an all the way win in the 1000m Listed Pegasus Stakes at Riccarton Park.
The Ben Foote trained mare was last seen at the races in May, when she took out the Group 3 Cambridge Breeders Stakes over 1200m. She had one trial leading up to Saturday's race, with a nine length win over Group 2 winner Vernazza (More Than Ready), on the new Cambridge synthetic track over 800m.
Now a winner of five of her 11 starts, with a further five placings, Babylon Berlin has $137,000 prize money in the bank and Foote has Group 1 goals in mind for the speedy daughter of All Too Hard. Heading back up North, she will contest the Listed Counties Bowl (1100m) on November 20, before a tilt at the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1200m) on New Year's Day, a race won by fellow Willow Park graduate, NZ Champion Sprinter, Bounding.
Babylon Berlin is a daughter of You Can't Say That (Fusaichi Pegasus), who in turn is out of six time stakes winner, What Can I Say (Khozaam). A talented mare who won at Group 2 level, What Can I Say left two multiple stakes winners including Group 2 Doomben Roses winner Only Words (End Sweep).
A winner herself, You Can't Say That produced Group 3 winner, Darci Be Good (Darci Brahma), as her first foal. She also left the talented Reply Churlish (O'Reilly), a Sydney metropolitan winner of five, and Lie Direct (Zabeel), a winner of three inlcuding a nine length demolition job at Randwick.
While Babylon Berlin is the final foal of You Can't Say That, we have two of her daughters currently residing at Willow Park. Reply Churlish has a yearling colt by Snitzel and an Exceedance filly at foot, while half sister Shush (Redoute's Choice) has a Blue Point colt at foot, her first foal.