Stakes Double for Hermitage Thoroughbreds - More Success for Wu Gok

Tara Madgwick - Saturday May 30

Hermitage Thoroughbreds owned Sebring gelding Wu Gok started the season with a pair of Black type wins last spring and is still going strong after taking out the Listed ATC Lord Mayor’s Cup (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Wu Gok wins the Listed Lord Mayor's Cup - image Steve Hart

Prepared by Chris Waller, Wu Gok grows another leg on wet ground and with his preferred surface of a heavy 8 was in a class of his own, bolting away to win by three and three-quarter lengths.

He defeated his stablemates Yulong Prince and The Lord Mayor to give Chris Waller the trifecta.

Wu Gok has the overall record of 10 wins and 10 placings from 39 starts with prizemoney topping $676,000.

A $120,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Anton Koolman Bloodstock / Hermitage Thoroughbreds from the Widden Stud draft, Wu Gok runs in the Heritage Bloodstock colours that have achieved Group I success for the Waller stable aboard Champion 3YO Colt The Autumn Sun and dual Oaks winner Egg Tart.

They also featured earlier today in Brisbane aboard smart two year-old stakes-winner September Run and you can read about her here.

Hermitage Thoroughbreds owned September Run - image Racing Queensland

Bred by Robert Anderson and foaled and raised at Widden Stud, Wu Gok is the first foal of stakes-placed Lipari, whose next two foals are Group I ATC Australian Derby winner Levendi and Group III winner Marcel from Madrid.

Lipari changed hands in 2017 when bought by Twin Hills Stud for $170,000 and was then re-offered again at the same sale last year by Twin Hills in foal to I Am Invincible and was bought by Baramul Stud for $1.6million making her the third highest priced mare of the sale.

Lipari produced a colt by I Am Invincible for Gerry Harvey last spring and is back in foal to him again.



Race Result - Lord Mayors Cup LR 2000m

Rosehill Track: Heavy(8) Time: 2:04.45
Wu Gok
T: C J Waller J: A Hyeronimus 56.5
6g Sebring (AUS) x Lipari (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Anton Koolman Bloodstock / Hermitage Thoroughbreds
Yulong Prince
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 59
5h Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) x Congestion Charge (GB) (Diktat (GB))
The Lord Mayor
T: C J Waller J: Tommy Berry 56
5g Rock 'n' Pop (AUS) x Soph (NZ) (Lord Ballina (AUS))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $52,000
V:Ardsley Stud Ltd
B: Hughes Bloodstock
T: K A Lees J: R Dolan 53
4m Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Willow (AUS) (Woodman (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Mask Of Time
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: J R Collett 54
6g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Mission Secrete (IRE) (Galileo (IRE))
Scarlet Dream
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Tim Clark 54
4m Sebring (AUS) x Asylum Seeker (SAF) (Count Dubois (GB))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $95,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: World Wide Bloodstock
Sixties Groove
T: K A Lees J: J Bowman 60.5
7g Sixties Icon (GB) x Gift Dancer (GB) (Imperial Dancer (GB))
T: G A Ryan J: B Avdulla 54
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Bennetta (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Big Duke
T: K A Lees J: N Rawiller 58
8g Raven's Pass (USA) x Hazarayna (GB) (Polish Precedent (USA))
T: C J Waller J: A Adkins 54
5g Savabeel (AUS) x Fast Love (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $425,000
V:Blandford Lodge
B: Mulcaster Bloodstock
T: C J Waller J: G Schofield 54
5m Pierro (AUS) x Jaipur Princess (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Rapido Chaparro
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: S Clipperton 54
5g High Chaparral (IRE) x Amouage (NZ) (Viking Ruler (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $145,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: First Light Racing / Gai Waterhouse Racing / J Blaxland
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