Rich MM placing for Vulpine
19 Jan 2022
Vulpine was back in great form on Saturday, running a tough second in the $1 million Magic Millions Fillies and Mares over 1300m at the Gold Coast.
Trained by Brad Widdup, the Snitzel mare jumped fast and took up her favourite leading position before knuckling down for the fight in the straight with eventual winner Snapdancer. Vulpine held on to run second by 1.75 lengths. A winner of six of her 28 starts, she has also recorded seven placings and Saturday’s rich placing takes her earning over $535,000 in prize money.
Raised at Willow Park from a weanling and sold to Andrew Williams Bloodstock, BK Racing and Breeding and Millsy Girls Racing for $340,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Vulpine is the penultimate foal from Elusive Leone (Elusive Quality). A half sister to Blue Diamond winner and successful sire Star Witness, Elusive Leone was purchased by James Harron Bloodstock on behalf of Fergus Doyle in 2015 carrying her first foal for $550,000.
The Magic Millions carnival has been a happy hunting ground for Willow Park graduates in recent years, including Tumultuous (Fastnet Rock) who won the $1m Magic Millions Trophy twice and in 2020 Etana (Shamus Award) beat fellow WP graduate Reckless Choice in the MM Quality Handicap.