One to Watch – Bendigo

Tara Madgwick - Thursday November 26

Breaking his maiden in style at his second start at Bendigo on Thursday was an eye-catching son of Rubick, who brought a timely pedigree update for his half-brother to be offer at Magic Millions 2021 next month.

Zion wins at Bendigo - image Brett Holburt Racing Photos

Resuming from a lengthy spell having finished fifth at Canterbury on debut back in January, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained colt Zion was a drifter in betting, but powered home to win the 1000m maiden by a length and a half.


Zion was a $360,000 Karaka Book 1 purchase for Suman Hedge Bloodstock from the Waikato Stud draft and is the first winner for Kim Dynasty, a half-sister by Dylan Thomas (IRE) to Group I winner Arlingtonboulevard.

Waikato Stud will offer the current yearling from Kim Dynasty, a colt by Tivaci, as Lot 442 at the Magic Millions.



Race Result - Bendigo Mazda Mdn Plate 1000m

Bendigo Track: Good(4) Time: 0:57.78
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 58
3c Rubick (AUS) x Kim Dynasty (AUS) (Dylan Thomas (IRE))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $360,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Suman Hedge Bloodstock / Mr D Weir
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: D Yendall 59.5
4g Deep Field (AUS) x Indy Game (USA) (A.P. Indy (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Kulani Park Merricks North Vic
B: Ellerton Zahra Racing
MM National Weanling Sale $15,000
V:Emirates Park Pty Ltd Murrurundi NSW
B: Rhys Smith
El Fabio
T: Kylie Vella J: S Vella 58
3g Reward For Effort (AUS) x Roxit (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Yulong Island
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: N Callow 58
3g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Lindisfarne (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
Mzuri Star
T: Henry Dwyer J: Michael Poy 57.5
4m Zoustar (AUS) x Champagne Joy (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Rosemont Stud Gnarwarre Vic
B: Henry Dwyer Racing/Waterford Bloodstock
T: Bryan Maher J: H Coffey 59.5
8g Danerich (AUS) x Hormonal (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Crystal Star
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 57.5
4m Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Crystal Wit (AUS) (Distorted Humor (USA))
Huon Magic
T: Adam O'Neill J: Dean Holland 59.5
4g Magic Albert (AUS) x Huon Cry (AUS) (Telesto (USA))
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