Shalaa's Shaquero All Class in Breeder's Plate

Mark Smith - Saturday October 3

Arrowfield Stud’s shuttler Shalaa (IRE) became the third first crop stallion to open their winning account on Saturday and the second to have a stakes-winner after the Chris Waller-trained colt Shaquero did the right thing by the sponsor with a dominant win in the Group III Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate (1000m) at Randwick.

non shall pass - Shaquero all the way in Breeders' Plate (Steve Hart)

Shaquero had prepped for his debut at Waller’s base on the Gold Coast, winning a trial there on September 21.

With a red-hot James McDonald in the saddle, Shaquero was ridden along early to find the front. He had plenty left in the tank in the straight to hold the challenge of the I Am Invincible colt Construct by one and a quarter lengths with the Star Turn colt        Astrologer making up many lengths to be the same distance back in third.

"He's just got class written all over him," Waller said.


t;If you asked me which Group One race he's going to win I'd say it would be a Doncaster rather than a Golden Slipper but who knows, he might win that on the way through."

Carrying the colours of Neville Morgan, Shaquero was a $160,000 purchase by Mulcaster Bloodstock out of the Fernrigg Farm draft at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Shaquero was a $160,000 magic Millions Yearling

A fourth generation bred by Bob Hannon, the son of Shalaa (IRE) is the second winner from three to race out of the Not A Single Doubt mare Fimatino.

Not A Single Doubt is also the sire of the dam of runaway Gimcrack Stakes winner Enthaar.  

Fimatino is a half-sister to the Listed Singapore TC Stewards' Cup winner Ghozi (Catbird) and to the dam of the WS Cox Plate winner Shamus Award (Snitzel).

She has a yearling filly by Hellbent and recently foaled a Rubick colt.

Shaquero becomes the first stakes-winner for Group 1 Prix Morny and Group 1 Middle Park stakes winner Shalaa (IRE) (Invincible Spirit) stands at Arrowfield Stud in 2020 at a fee of $33,000.

Shalaa (Mark Smith)


Race Result - Breeders' Plate Gr3 1000m

Randwick Track: Good(4) Time: 0:57.42
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 56
2c Shalaa (IRE) x Fimatino (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Fernrigg Farm, Denman, NSW
B: Mulcaster Bloodstock
T: P & P Snowden J: Tommy Berry 56
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Martindale Hall (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
I Am Invincible
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $650,000
V:Manx Park, Sutton Forest, NSW
B: China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock/Stonestreet
T: P & P Snowden J: K Mc Evoy 56
2c Star Turn (AUS) x Fast 'n' Witty (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Edinglassie Thoroughbreds, Muswellbrook, NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock
T: James Cummings J: N Rawiller 56
2c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Ida (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: P & P Snowden J: J Bowman 56
2c Capitalist (AUS) x Rough Ride (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Segenhoe Stud, Scone, NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock
T: G Portelli J: Ms K O'Hara 56
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Palacio De Cristal (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $350,000
V:Baramul Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Darby Racing/De Burgh Equine
Maurice's Medad
T: Bjorn Baker J: Rachel King 56
2c Maurice (JPN) x Presslist (AUS) (Librettist (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Bjorn Baker Racing/Clarke Bloodstock
T: G D Hickman J: K S Latham 56
2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Select Cat (USA) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Aquis Farm Operations, Murrurundi
B: Hickman Racing
T: A J Cummings J: Regan Bayliss 56
2c Choisir (AUS) x Ume (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $75,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains, NSW
B: Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds
T: L W Curtis J: Tim Clark 56
2c Super One (AUS) x Tariks (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $37,500
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Lee Curtis
T: J A Steinmetz J: J R Collett 56
2g Denman (AUS) x Wistful Smile (AUS) (Beautiful Crown (USA))
Cruel Summer
T: P M Perry J: B Mc Dougall 56
2c Choisir (AUS) x Summer Song (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $50,000
V:Gainsborough Lodge, Toowoomba, Qld
B: Paul Perry Racing
T: Danielle Seib J: G Schofield 56
2g Al Maher (AUS) x Shezaprospect (AUS) (Eavesdropper (USA))
Inglis February (Early) Online Sale $2,000
V:Aaron Day
B: P Burton
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Highway Session $30,000
V:Tamac Stud Farm, Walcha
B: Seib Racing
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