Willow Park born Pinstriped scores Gr3 win!

21 Feb 2022

Back in 2018, we foaled down three mares for the team at Noorilim Park and on Saturday, two of those foals won! Onika was first on the board, breaking her maiden at start two, by 3.5 lengths, at Bendigo for Ciaron Maher Racing. The filly by Written Tycoon is out of stakes winner Minaj (Commands), who incidentally was a product of a Willow Park sold broodmare, as her dam Ms Seneca Rock (USA) was sold carrying Minaj at the 2010 Magic Millions Broodmare Sale for $130,000.


While Onika was impressive in her own right, it was Pinstriped that stole the show, with a brilliant win in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes over 1400m at Flemington. The first Group winner for his trainer Enver Jusufovic, Pinstriped put in a massive effort to run down runaway leader and eventual second placegetter Pascero, taking the win by half a length on the line. 


The unbeaten three year old by Street Boss is now second favourite, behind Gr1 Victorian Derby winner Hitotsu, for the Group 1 Australian Guineas in two weeks time. Pinstriped is the second foal of minor winner Snitzel Blitz (Snitzel), from the extended family of superstar Arazi (USA). 


Another stakes result of interest on Saturday was the Hawkes Racing trained two year old filly Lambda, who placed third in the Listed Talindert Stakes at Flemington at her second start. The Snitzel filly is the second foal of Group 2 winner Capella (Rip Van Winkle), who was sold on behalf of her breeder Gary Harding through our 2018 Magic Millions Broodmare Sale draft, for $680,000 to the bid of China Horse Club.