Winning Hat Trick for Spaceboy

Tara Madgwick - Sunday July 19

Deep Field three year-old Spaceboy has struck a real purple patch of form during the winter months landing his third consecutive win at Randwick on Saturday for the Gary Portelli stable.

Spaceboy wins wins his third race in a row when scoring at Randwick - image Steve Hart

Partnered by Kathy O’Hara, who had won on him at his two previous starts, Spaceboy again set the pace in front and was tenacious on the line to win by a short half head.

A $200,000 Magic Millions purchase for his trainer from the Aquis Farm draft, Spaceboy showed ability from the start placing behind Tassort, Unite and Conquer and Splintex at his first three starts as a juvenile.

It took him a while to break through for a win, but Spaceboy has now built a solid record with four wins and eight placings from 15 starts netting over $320,000 in prizemoney for connections.

Spaceboy is the best of two winners from Danzero mare Miatoko, a half-sister to the dam of stakes-winner Testashadow from the family of Group I winner and sire Zoustar.

Miatoko has a weanling filly by Deep Field, who is the most successful second crop sire in history by winners with some 84 winners this season.

The son of Northern Meteor stands at Newgate Farm at a fee of $55,000.


Deep Field



Race Result - Tab Live Vision (Bm78) 1000m

Randwick-Kensington Track: Heavy(8) Time: 0:59.58
T: G Portelli J: Ms K O'Hara 58
3g Deep Field (AUS) x Miatoko (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Prairie Fire
T: D A Williams J: Brock Ryan 53.5
4g Snitzel (AUS) x Consistency (AUS) (All Bar One (AUS))
T: K A Lees J: Ms L Day 59.5
4m Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Girl Hussler (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
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V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone
B: George Moore Bloodstock
Black Magnum
T: Mark Newnham J: Tom Sherry 57.5
4g Magnus (AUS) x Titania Star (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Top Striker
T: G D Hickman J: Cejay Graham 57
8g High Chaparral (IRE) x Honi (AUS) (Marauding (NZ))
Buckin' Beauty
T: D Lane J: Jean Van Overmeire 54
4m Delago Deluxe (AUS) x Lucky Beauty (AUS) (Peintre Celebre (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $37,500
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B: D Lane
Rosina Kojonup
T: Bjorn Baker J: Rachel King 52.5
4m Shamus Award (AUS) x Courgette (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Phoenix River
T: A J Cummings J: Tommy Berry 54
4g So You Think (NZ) x River Serenade (AUS) (Hurricane Sky (AUS))
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