Americain Stayer Wins Rosehill Gold Cup

Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 31

2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain (USA) has fallen from favour as a commercial sire, but he featured at Rosehill on Saturday when his handy stayer Costello scored a lucrative win in the $500,000 ATC Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m).

Costello wins the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup - image Steve Hart.

Trained by David Payne, Costello was fit and ready to fire at his fourth run back from a spell and made light of the heavy 9 conditions to win by a neck for Jay Ford.


A $40,000 Inglis Premier purchase for his trainer from the draft of Swettenham Stud, who used to stand Americain at the start of his stud career, Costello has the overall record of six wins and seven placings from 25 starts with earnings topping $590,000.

Bred by Adam Sangster, Costello is a half-brother to Group II winner French Fern from good producing Strategic mare La Famelia, a stakes-winner from the family of Group I winner Russeting.

La Famelia has a yearling colt by Toronado (IRE) and has foaled this spring producing a filly by Puissance de Lune (IRE).

Americain is now based at Kevin and Colleen Bamford’s Daisy Hill Farm in Victoria and after illness restricted him to covering just eight mares last spring, he is now back in good health with his 2020 service fee set at $6,600.



Race Result - Kypreos Grp Rosehill Gold Cup 2000m

Rosehill Track: Heavy(9) Time: 2:05.74
T: David Payne J: J Ford 54
5g Americain (USA) x La Famelia (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Payne Racing Pty Ltd
She's Ideel
T: Bjorn Baker J: Tim Clark 53
5m Dundeel (NZ) x Ana's Mail (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Morton's Fork
T: Richard Litt J: Tom Sherry 54
7g Ad Valorem (USA) x Dilemmas (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: C J Waller J: G Schofield 56
7g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Foreign Legionary (IRE) (Galileo (IRE))
T: Matthew Smith J: J R Collett 54
4m So You Think (NZ) x Dezign (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $270,000
V:Millford Thoroughbreds, Nagambie
B: Randwick Bloodstock Agency Pty Ltd (FBAA)
T: C J Waller J: Ms K O'Hara 54
6m Savabeel (AUS) x Chilled Out (NZ) (Anabaa (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Chris Waller Racing
House Of Cartier
T: J G Sargent J: S Clipperton 54
5m Alamosa (NZ) x Shez Sinsational (NZ) (Ekraar (USA))
Sound Of Cannons
T: J A O'Shea J: R Dolan 52
4g Nathaniel (IRE) x Rock Choir (GB) (Pivotal (GB))
Wu Gok
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 58.5
7g 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
Fun Fact
T: Bjorn Baker J: J Parr 58.5
5g The Factor (USA) x Fill The Page (AUS) (Dane Shadow (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Spendthrift Australia
Think It Over
T: K J Parker J: N Rawiller 59
5g So You Think (NZ) x Personal Service (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
The Candy Man
T: P & P Snowden J: Tommy Berry 58
7g Casino Prince (AUS) x Melody (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale $120,000
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld
B: Barry Baldwin
MM National Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Murrulla Stud Wingen NSW
B: Magic Millions As Agent
T: Bjorn Baker J: Ms L Day 52
6m Savabeel (AUS) x Sitting Pretty (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Waikato Stud, Matamata, NZ
B: Bjorn Baker Racing / Blandford Bloodstock
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