Dundeel Filly Wins G2 Wakeful Stakes

Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 31

It’s been a long time coming, but Dundeel finally sired a female stakes-winner when talented filly Victoria Quay did best in a driving finishing to beat the favourite Personal in the Group II VRC Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Victoria Quay downs Personal to win the G2 Wakeful - image Brett Holburt - Racing Photos.

Trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy, Victoria Quay won a maiden at Balaklava at her second start and then finished a good second in the Listed SAJC Hill Smith Stakes over 1800m on October 10.

Given a perfect ride by Jamie Kah, Victoria Quay tracked the favourite and proved too strong for her in the last little bit, forging clear to win by a neck.

“All credit goes to the team back in South Australia as she’s still a bit buzzy and needs to mature in the brain, so she does all her training back over there at home,” said co-trainer Calvin McEvoy, who indicated Victoria Quay was most likely to spell after her win as she is not in the VRC Oaks.

“She’s always been backward, more so mentally so the long range plan has been to target the South Australian Oaks next year.”

A $250,000 Magic Millions Adelaide purchase from the Rushton Park draft for McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L /Suman Hedge Bstock, Victoria Quay has two wins and a second from four starts with prizemoney topping $208,000.

Victoria Quay topped the 2019 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale when fetching $250,000.

Victoria Quay was the sale-topper in Adelaide in 2019 and is the best of five winners from Danehill Dancer (IRE) mare Swan River, a sibling to Group II winners Count Encosta and Lieutenant.

Swan River has a yearling colt by Invader and has foaled this spring producing a valuable colt by Dundeel that is a full brother to Victoria Quay.

The 12th stakes-winner for Arrowfield Stud’s terrific High Chaparral (IRE) sire Dundeel, Victoria Quay is his first filly stakes-winner.

Dundeel stands at a fee of $66,000 and already has two Group I winning sons at stud in Castelvecchio (Arrowfield) and Super Seth (Waikato Stud).



Race Result - Wakeful Stakes Gr2 2000m

Flemington Track: Good(4) Time: 2:01.96
Victoria Quay
T: T & C McEvoy J: Jamie Kah 55
3f Dundeel (NZ) x Swan River (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $250,000
V:Rushton Park Tatura Vic
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L /Suman Hedge Bstock
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: D Oliver 55
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Personify (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Fastnet Rock
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $640,000
V:Cressfield, Scone
B: T Magnier / BBA Ireland
Tyche Goddess
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: K Mc Evoy 55
3f Teofilo (IRE) x Cornelia Marie (AUS) (Reset (AUS))
T: Mark Newnham J: Craig Williams 55
3f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Condesaar (AUS) (Xaar (GB))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $460,000
V:Kulani Park Merricks North Vic
B: Rick Worthington
Salto Angel
T: D T O'Brien J: Damian Lane 55
3f Sacred Falls (NZ) x Jacilo (NZ) (Entrepreneur (GB))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $130,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: O'Brien Thoroughbreds
T: D T O'Brien J: J B Mc Donald 55
3f More Than Ready (USA) x Star Of Giselle (AUS) (Reset (AUS))
Succeed Indeed
T: L & T Corstens J: M Zahra 55.5
3f Akeed Mofeed (GB) x Lucky Morna (AUS) (Ferocity (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $45,000
V:Goldin Farms, Angaston, SA
B: Malua Racing Pty Ltd / Flemington Bloodstock Agency
T: James Cummings J: John Allen 55
3f Teofilo (IRE) x Cameo (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
T: A & S Freedman J: Jye McNeil 55
3f Sebring (AUS) x Affable (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $125,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock (BAFNZ)
Blazing Lace
T: Dan O'Sullivan J: Michael Poy 55
3f Toronado (IRE) x Lacey Underall (AUS) (Desert Sun (GB))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $30,000
V:Yarran Thoroughbreds, Seymour
B: Dan O'Sullivan Racing Pty Ltd
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $11,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: M Joy
T: James Cummings J: W Pike 55
3f Lonhro (AUS) x Miss Right Note (IRE) (Daylami (IRE))
Mrs Murphy
T: Paul Rocke J: J Noonan 55
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Voice Of An Angel (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 2 $24,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Mr MD Rocke
Lady Devereaux
T: C W McDonald J: Jordan Childs 55
3f Pierro (AUS) x Southern Venture (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $100,000
V:Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Buckley
B: D Romanelli
Proud Mary
T: M D Moroney J: D W Stackhouse 55
3f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Bronislava (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Ballymore Stables Australia
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