Two stakes performers for WP sourced mares on Saturday.

09 Nov 2021

Lifesaver Lady became the latest Willow Park sourced mare to produce a stakes horse on Saturday, when Able Willie ran third in the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes at Randwick. The three year old by Written Tycoon was having his second start for Chris Waller and Hermitage, after a 2.4L debut win three weeks earlier.


He is the second foal of five time winner, Lifesaver Lady (More Than Ready), who was sold to Tristarc Bloodstock for $200,000 off the track, through our 2015 Magic Millions Broodmare draft.


There is an extra element of pride involved with this result, as Lifesaver Lady was also born at Willow Park and sold as an Inglis Easter yearling for $300,000. Out of Pimpinella (Flying Spur), she is half sister to Gr3 winner Anise (General Nediym). Their second dam is the celebrated dual Gr1 producing mare, Twiglet (Twig Moss).


Lifesaver Lady wasn't the only Willow Park sourced broodmare to have a new black type result on Saturday, as Whatalovelyday (Domesday) also had a stakes placegetter at Moonee Valley.


Whatafox (Foxwedge) ran a great second in the Group 2 Fillies Classic, gaining her second placing at stakes level. While the three year old is yet to win, she has placed second in four of her five starts and earned $99,000, a win looks iminent for this promising filly!


The Group 2 placed Whatalovelyday (pictured) was sold at the 2017 MM Broodmare Sale for $150,000, to Hancock Quality Bloodstock. While her first foal unfortunately died as an unraced two year old, Whatafox looks like a stakes winner in the making!