Second Winner for Shalaa

Mark Smith - Saturday January 9

Purchased for just $21,000 as a weanling, the Shalaa (IRE) filly Saasmit showed she is a filly with a future following a dominant win at her career debut in the Irongate Plate (1000m) at Murray Bridge on Saturday.

Ridden by Jessica Eaton, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained filly came with a barnstorming finish to defeat the I’m All The Talk gelding Garrire by three lengths with the Headwater filly Lamoree one and a quarter lengths back in third.


hased by Melbourne Bloodstock for $21,000 out of the Vinery Stud draft at the 2019 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, Saasmit is the first foal to race out of the imported Mr Greeley (USA) mare Touchy Greeley (IRE).

Saasmit was a $21,000 Magic Millions Weanling

The lightly raced Touchy Greeley (IRE) is a half-sister to stakes-winner The Bogberry (Hawk Wing) and Group III winner Liscanna (Sadler’s Wells) the dam of Brave Anna (War Front) the Champion 2YO Filly in Europe in 2016, and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Hit It A Bomb (War Front).

Touchy Greeley (IRE) has a yearling filly and colt foal by Press Statement.

Saasmit become the second Australian first-crop winner for Arrowfield Stud’s Shalaa (IRE).


Race Result - Irongate Plate 1000m

Murray Bridge Gh Track: Good(4) Time: 0:58.01
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jessica Eaton 53
2f Shalaa (IRE) x Touchy Greeley (IRE) (Mr. Greeley (USA))
MM National Weanling Sale $21,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Melbourne Bloodstock
T: G V Richards J: R J Hurdle 56.5
2g I'm All The Talk (AUS) x Miss Kincaple (NZ) (Pentire (GB))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 1 $55,000
V:Mungrup Stud, Narrikup, WA
B: Gordon Richards Racing
T: R & C Jolly J: Jake Toeroek 54.5
2f Headwater (AUS) x Diva Lamore (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Four Winds
T: S Burford J: D Tourneur 54.5
2f Sir Prancealot (IRE) x Marin County (AUS) (Reaan (AUS))
Pad Thai
T: T & C McEvoy J: B Vorster 56.5
2c Shalaa (IRE) x Fancy Feet (AUS) (Fath (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds, Burradoo, NSW
B: Krit Chittaseni
Up The Lane
T: Grant Young J: J Holder 54.5
2f Zebedee (GB) x Dark Diva (NZ) (Indian Danehill (IRE))
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