Vulpine blitzes them in Gr3 Wenona Girl
07 Mar 2021
On a fantastic weekend of racing for Willow Park graduates, the highlight was the win of progressive mare, Vulpine, in the Group 3 Wenona Girl Hcp at Randwick.
The winner of three of her past four starts, Vulpine used her electric speed to lead all the way and win by 0.8L, at her first attempt at black type level. It was the fifth win for the Snitzel mare, taking her earnings to just over $230,000. It was also her ninth start this preparation, but she’s showing no signs of needing a holiday!
Bred by Fergus Doyle and sold through our 2018 Magic Millions draft for $340,000, Vulpine also achieved a first Group win for her trainer, Brad Widdup. She is out of the ill-fated Elusive Quality mare, Elusive Leone, who only left three foals before her unfortunate passing.
Also at Randwick on Saturday, our Group 1 graduate, Bella Vella, powered home to finish third in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes. Running home over the last 600m in 32.06s, Bella Vella recorded the fastest time over 1000m at Randwick EVER by a filly or mare. The Commands mare was foaled at Willow Park and sold at Magic Millions 2016 for $100,000. Her story is well publicised and there are many people involved who are always ecstatic to see her flying home!
Finally, on Sunday at Ellerslie, consistent All Too Hard filly, Babylon Berlin, recorded another placing at stakes level in the Listed Mufhasa Stakes. The winner of two from seven, Babylon Berlin has three stakes placings to her credit to date. The three year old was foaled at Willow Park and retained to race by her New Zealand based breeder, Scott Williams. She is the last foal from You Can’t Say That (NZ), who also produced three times stakes winner, Darci Be Good.