Babylon Berlin gets her first stakes win

04 May 2021

Well deserved after a string of stakes placings and near misses, the Ben Foote trained three year old, Babylon Berlin, won the Group 3 Cambridge Breeders Stakes at Te Rapa on Saturday. 


The 21st stakes winner for Vinery Stud’s All Too Hard, Babylon Berlin is now a winner of four from 10 and has placed in a further five, including three at stakes level. 


Trainer Ben Foote indicated that while there is no immediate plan for the filly, the ultimate aim is to win a Group 1 and if she is able to do so in New Zealand, she will likely head to Australia eyeing further success.


Orphaned at two months old, Babylon Berlin is the last foal of Fusaichi Pegasus mare, You Can’t Say That (NZ), who has two broodmare daughters residing at Willow Park - Reply Churlish (NZ), in foal to Exceedance and Shush, in foal to Blue Point (IRE). 


Babylon Berlin was bred by Scott Williams and raised at Willow Park until a yearling, before heading to New Zealand to be broken in. She is the second stakes winner from You Can’t Say That, who also left Hawkesbury Gold Cup winner, Darci Be Good (NZ).