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High Chaparral (M Kinane) wins the Breeders Cup 2002

High Chaparral has now sired three Australian Group 1 winners

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

Third Aussie Group 1 winner for Chaparral

COOLMORE'S 2002 Epsom and Irish Derby winner High Chaparral registered his third Australian Group 1 winner on Saturday when Shoot Out took the 1m Randwick Guineas.

The three-year-old gelding cost just A$15,000 (£8,333/€9,417) at the 2008 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and has already earned A$549,700 (£305,389/€345,089). He is out of the Pentire mare Pentamerous.

His half-sister, by Ferocity, made A$160,000 at the 2010 Magic Millions Yearling Sale in January.

Shoot Out's win was all the more impressive as he suffered interference in running. His jockey Stathi Katsidis said:

"He nearly fell near the 250 [metre mark]. On the inside the West Australian horse was trying to come out and the outside horse was trying to hold me in.

"But I was already established in a nice run there and he probably couldn't win from there. But it goes to show how good he is. He's come from nearly an unwinnable situation.

"I wasn't as confident as I was during the week. When the rain didn't come I was a bit worried. It just goes to show he's not only good on the wet - he's just as good on the dry."

High Chaparral's Irish fee returned to €15,000 for 2010 following a promising season on the track, having been available at a low of €10,000 in 2009.

He is yet to produce a Group 1 winner in Britain or Ireland, but has sired several to be placed at the highest level, such as Golden Sword, Unsung Heroine, High Heeled and Lady Darshaan.

 

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