Vulpine claims Starlight Stakes at Rosehill

29 Nov 2021

Talented mare, Vulpine, got everything her way on Saturday to win the Listed Starlight Stakes over 1100m at Rosehill Gardens.


It was the second stakes win for the daughter of Snitzel, who was bred by loyal client Fergus Doyle. Revelling in the heavy 10 conditions, Vulpine pinged the gates and lead from start to finish, as she loves to do.


Trained by Brad Widdup, Vulpine was sold to Andrew Williams Bloodstock, Millsy Girls Racing and Benny Vassallo through our 2019 Magic Millions draft for $340,000. In 25 starts to date, she has recorded six wins, six placings and $350,000 prizemoney.


Six starts into her Spring preparation, Vulpine thrives on racing and Brad Widdup confirmed she will now look towards the rich Magic Millions carnival at the Gold Coast in January.


Vulpine is one of only three foals left by the late Elusive Quality mare, Elusive Leone, a half sister to Blue Diamond winner Star Witness. Elusive Leone was purchased by James Harron Bloodstock on behalf of Fergus Doyle in 2015, for $550,000. Her final foal was the dual city winner, Eight Diamonds (Sebring).


Earlier on the same card, fellow Fergus Doyle bred Wealthy Investor ran third on debut for Damien Lane and Impact Thoroughbreds. The two year old colt by Capitalist out of Princess Layla (Fastnet Rock) was a $75,000 Magic Millions graduate and his full sister will be offered at the Inglis Classic Sale as lot 164.


Also notable at Rosehill in the Group 3 Festival Stakes, WIllow Park born Brutality (Shamus Award x Star Salute) ran home well for fourth from a long way back, on his way to the Gr2 Villiers Stakes in two weeks. Third in the same race was Bandersnatch (Casino Prince x Divine Faith), who has a half sister by Charge Forward in our Classic draft as lot 510.