One to Watch – Grafton

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 20

This debut winner at Grafton on Tuesday was an eye-catcher for three reasons - her obvious talent, her unique nature in being the first winner for a sire nobody has heard of and the fact her name is that of myself and my daughter, so of course we were on her!

The John Shelton trained filly Tara Jasmine was widely tipped to figure in the finish of the 1100m maiden on the strength of a good recent barrier and lived up to expectation


She began fast from an inside gate and rushed forward to hold the fence before settling behind the leader to enjoy a good run in transit. Shown clear running in the straight she powered clear of her rivals to win by two lengths as favourite.

Retained to race by her breeders, Tara Jasmine is the first foal of Dr Green mare Carmela Miss, who won six races and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Bush Ball from Country Ballet, who won 16 races.

She is the first runner and first winner for Cowboy Blue, an unraced son of High Chaparral (IRE), who has just 31 foals from four seasons at stud with Tara Jasmine coming from his third crop.

He died in 2018, so there will be no more to come from Cowboy Blue, who stood at a fee of $1,400.



Race Result - Angourie Resort Mdn Hcp 1100m

Grafton Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:03.81
Tara Jasmine
T: J D Shelton J: L P Rolls 55
3f Cowboy Blue (AUS) x Carmela Miss (AUS) (Dr Green (NZ))
Le Figaro
T: M J Dunn J: M Mc Guren 57
4m Dream Ahead (USA) x French News (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: N Jenkinson / M Dunn
La Cronica
T: Cathy Chapman J: Ms M Weir 56.5
4m Host (CHI) x Surfine (AUS) (Statue Of Liberty (USA))
T: M J Dunn J: Ms B Hodder 59
4g Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Miss Rangoon (USA) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine
Holiday In Dubai
T: Wayne S Lawson J: Kyle Wilson-Taylor 55.5
4m The Factor (USA) x Dubawi's Image (AUS) (Dubawi (IRE))
T: D D Schmidt J: S Traecey 55.5
4m Zoffany (IRE) x Resplendent (AUS) (Bluebird (USA))
Inglis 2020 JUNE (Early) Online Sale $2,750
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Sun Stud, Kerrie
B: Griffiths Racing / CB Bloodstock
Find The Beat
T: B D Bellamy J: R Spokes 58
5g Drumbeats (AUS) x Find Me A Dragon (AUS) (Hidden Dragon (AUS))
Full Of Flavour
T: Daniel Want J: M Bennett 59
4g Falvelon (AUS) x Marmillion (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $26,000
V:B Gallaway Applethorpe Qld
B: Boomer Bloodstock P/L (FBAA)/Brenden Mackay
Stella Reale
T: M J Dunn J: Cejay Graham 55
3f Star Witness (AUS) x Royal Pageant (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
MM National Weanling Sale $30,000
V:Kenmore Lodge Wyreema Qld
B: Trevor Drabsch
Rose Bouquet
T: Daniel Bowen J: Kirk Matheson 55
3f War (AUS) x Chloe Rose (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
MM National Yearling Sale Book 2 $28,000
V:Riversdale Scone NSW
B: SB Bloodstock
Senshi Spirit
T: S B Lee J: Leah Kilner 55
3f The Factor (USA) x Zembu (AUS) (Fuji Kiseki (JPN))
Leica Bita Fun
T: Carolyn Halliday J: Paul Payne 56.5
3g Lonhro (AUS) x Leica Bita Lippy (AUS) (Nothin' Leica Dane (AUS))
T: J D Shelton J: B Looker 57
5m Excelebration (IRE) x Masked Romance (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Tamac Stud Farm, Walcha
B: Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) / Brenden Mackay Racing
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