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Typhoon Tracy - 2009

Typhoon Tracy: five out of five for the well-bred filly

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Coolmore Classic win for Red Ransom filly

TYPHOON TRACY made it five wins from as many starts with a hard fought victory in the 7½f Coolmore Classic at Rosehill in Australia today.

The Peter Moody-trained filly is the third Australian Group 1 winner for her sire Red Ransom, following Red Dazzler, winner of the 2006 Toorak Handicap, and Charge Forward, successful in the 2005 Galaxy Handicap.

Red Ransom, a 22-year-old son of Roberto whose best northern hemisphere runners include Electrocutionist, Intikhab, Red Clubs and Casual Look, shuttled between Darley's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket to Vinery Stud in Australia until last year, when it was announced that he would not be returning to the UK.

Bred by Hutchins Thoroughbreds, Typhoon Tracy hails from an illustrious family. Her dam, the Last Tycoon mare Tracy's Element, was a four-time Group 1 winner in South Africa, and has produced six winners from six runners including Typhoon Tracy's stakes-winning full-brother Red Element and Group 1-placed full-sister Kylikwong.

Typhoon Tacy's grand-dam, Princess Tracy, also produced the Group winners Towkay, Topasannah and Cullen, and is ancestress of Group 1 winners Suntagonal and Danasinga.

Bel Esprit breaks Group 1 duck
On a busy day of Group 1 action in Australia, the four-year-oldmare Bel Mer provided her sire Bel Esprit with his first Group 1 winner in the Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville.

A son of Royal Academy, Bel Esprit was bought for just A$9,000 as a yearling, but went on to win two Group 1 races. He was retired to Eliza Park Stud at a fee of A$18,150 and has covered more than 100 mares in each of his six breeding seasons to date.

In 2007, the year that the Australian horseracing industry was adly affected by an outbreak of EI, he was the busiest stallion, covering 266 mares. His fee at Eliza Park last year was A$33,000.

Gallica enhances her value
Also at Morphettville, Gallica collected her second Group 1 success in the Australasian Oaks.

The daughter of Redoute's Choice cost her owners Richard and June Harding A$250,000 as a yearling but has now earned in excess of A$900,000.

She possesses considerable broodmare value, not only as a daughter of one of Australia's most exciting stallions. Her dam is a half-sister to US Grade 1-placed River Rhythm, Joel Stakes runner-up Masterful and the French Group 2 runner-up Corviglia.

Theseo scores again
Back at Rosehill, Theseo won his third Group 1 race and took his earnings past A$2 million with a tough front-running victory in the Ranvet Stakes.

The popular five-year-old Danewin gelding was purchased for A$120,000 at the 2005 Magic Millions yearling sale on the Gold Coast.




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