$1million Inglis Sprint Dream for Rocketing By

Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 23

Warwick Farm trainer David Pfieffer is aiming towards a lucrative pay day for smart Randwick winner Rocketing By, who is eligible for the $1million Inglis Sprint on February 6 and has a half-sister headed to the Perth Magic Millions..

Rocketing By wins at Randwick - image Steve Hart.

Allowed to develop quietly through country and provincial racing, Rocketing By is building an impressive record and showed some serious potential with his fast finishing three-quarter length win in the 1100m Benchmark 72 event for three year-olds.


The promising son of So You Think has missed a place only once in seven starts and has the overall record of three wins and three placings with prizemoney topping $138,000, not bad for a horse bought for just $22,000 at the Inglis Scone Yearling Sale.

“I was a little bit worried about the firmer track today but he obviously got a sweet ride and got the result,” Pfieffer said.

“We’re trying to head towards that Inglis race in a couple of weeks so obviously the prize money boost will be a big help for him and we might even be able to keep Hugh Bowman on board.”

Consigned for sale by Middlebrook Valley Lodge, but bred by Segenhoe, Rocketing By is one of three winners from stakes-placed Across the Moon, a three-quarter sister by Stratum to Group I winner Melito with another close relation being Group III winner Pariah.

Rocketing By has a yearling half-sister by Dissident that will be offered at the Perth Magic Millions as Lot 257 by the Western Breeders Alliance.

So You Think has a draft of 16 catalogued for Inglis Classic, click here to see them.



Race Result - Bowermans Furniture (Bm72) 1100m

Randwick Track: Good(4) Time: 1:02.99
Rocketing By
T: David Pfieffer J: J Bowman 56
3c So You Think (NZ) x Across The Moon (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $22,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: David Pfieffer Racing / Ferguson Bloodstock
Rule Of Law
T: P & P Snowden J: K Mc Evoy 56
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Helena's Secret (USA) (Five Star Day (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $450,000
V:Highgrove Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock / WinStar
T: R J Quinton J: S Clipperton 54.5
3f More Than Ready (USA) x Tender (AUS) (All American (AUS))
T: A J Cummings J: R Dolan 58.5
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Sovereign Duchess (AUS) (Last Tycoon (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $340,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: 2K Tbreds/Anthony Cummings Tbreds
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry 56
3c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Star Pupil (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
MM National Yearling Sale Book 1 $430,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Muskoka Farm HK Ltd
Super Effort
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 55
3g Reward For Effort (AUS) x She's Tempting (AUS) (Keep The Faith (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $20,000
V:Chatswood Stud, Seymour
B: J Ting
My Ruby
T: C J Waller J: J Ford 52.5
3f Rubick (AUS) x Cloudwing (AUS) (Lujain (USA))
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $38,000
V:Stockwell Thoroughbreds, Diggers Rest
B: Finniss Lodge
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